Check out the Transponder

Yesterday while flying with Richard and Bessie, we discovered that our transponder was not reporting altitude.  After getting home I pinged Cody, who does avionics work, to see if he could take a look at the issue.  He offered a couple of times, and Saturday afternoon offered the best weather, so I took him up on it.  Houston is only 20 miles, a very quick little hop.

We did a little diagnosis, enough for us to isolate the issue to a couple of areas that I can explore a little further.

By the time I was headed back, it was dark, so I took the opportunity to get 3 full stop landings in to get night current.  I love flying at night, so it is not hard to talk me into doing a little more.