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  2. I don’t know if this would be ideal for what you want but I have flown in a very old 172 that had audio connections for a PTT on a mic as well and used this inline with the mic on my headset. Found it at Aircraft Spruce for $20 PTT switch
  3. I love this video. When I bought my 201, I spent a couple hours on my back tracing all the flight control and gear actuation linkages to understand how they worked and what should be "normal" looking. I had a friend in the cockpit pushing on the yoke and rudder pedals to confirm what goes where and how it all is supposed to move. With regard to the gear collapse in the OP, during my pre-buy, the gear retraction motor linear actuator gearbox was found to be allowing the gear to be driven backward. The clutch was suspected, but when LASAR tore the unit down, they found that it had been damaged by corrosion from water intrusion. The internals of the gearbox assembly were basically trash. I was told that it was only a matter of a few landings or hard turns on the ground, and I would have probably had a gear collapse. I'm very glad I had a conscientious crew doing the pre-buy for me.
  4. First, the maintenance guy say, it helps and accelerates the oil-drain and should even reduce the mess when removing the oil filter. Second, I think it could help to get better access to the bottom of the fuselage. At the moment I am using one of these roling beds and still have not much clearance to remove the belly covers
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  6. Any radio shop can run a single wire an put a push to talk button (or more than one) where you want. I have one on the co-pilot side as there is no provision for one in the yoke.
  7. Corn flake, that is not exactly how it works. The governor stop will not change your static RPM unless it is being limited by the governor. If adjusting the screw gets you up to 2600, then that will be your max RPM in flight also. Another item to check is the rigging of the rod end on the prop control. You need to make sure the governor arm is contacting the stop before the blue knob hits the stop in the cockpit.
  8. We all or most of us know that data can be skewed in a manner to meet the analyzers wanted expectations. So many times a set of data points are presented after analysis there may be varying many times extreme variances to substantiate the writer’s point of view. Its a wonder why so many intellectuals obtain differing conclusions often reasons buried in notes or worse not at all. Houston we still have a problem. On another front I have a few clients that own gun and sporting goods stores. All there ammo most guns etc have been sold out, is a civil war on the horizon
  9. You should be able to push the tail down. I would try pushing on the area just forward of the horizontal stabilizer for the best leverage. I used to turn my 152 around like that. Haven't needed to do it to the Mooney, but I imagine it would work. I'm not sure what mx this would help with, but you also might consider buying a stool like this for you to sit on:
  10. Is that even a real prop gov bracket? Looks more like an aileron rib. I would have expected the bracket to be steel, not aluminum. Looked in the parts manual, the part is similar but not the same. No matter, you need a new one.
  11. Have you tried soft field landing technique on tarmac (not sure why one do that? )
  12. There’s several ways lifting the nose could have been done (pushing down on the tail, engine hoist, jacking the mains with a tail weight, placing the stool under the nose tire and then lowering mains and removing the tail weight. However, I’m still trying to determine what benefits there are to be had for maintenance to have the nose on a stool (maybe the thought is to help the oil,drain better?)?
  13. I've done it, and seen it done, on Cessner planes by pushing down on the tail. Try setting a full case of oil on the horizontal stab, one case on either side of the vertical stabilizer. Then you won't have to push so hard.
  14. Sadly, I had to do that once. Not in my plane. It's awkward having to reach for the other yoke whenever ATC calls. But it's not as awkward as being unable to communicate.
  15. Greg, you know I'll be the first one there. However, just like everybody else on this forum, I would just like to have a realistic date of wind this is going to be released. I've been waiting over two and a half years I'm sure others have been waiting that long if not longer. It's starting to be laughable. By the way, yo me a phone call.
  16. What happened to the original engine cowls? If damaged are they repairable? Byron, @jetdriven did quite a rebuild of his J cowl, there is a thread with pictures and details somewhere around here. Clarence
  17. My question may sound stupid: Our maintenance guy somehow lifted the front gear on a low stool to make oilchange and all work easier. I did not remember how he did this. I only know, he did this in his own without help these days I wanted to do the same and failed . It was simply too heavy to lift at the prop ( or I was to shy) and I decided it is not a good idea to push on the tail. Any ideas how to get this done without being in a wrestler-like shape? EDIT: It's an M20K with the large. heavy 6-cylinder big-block-engine
  18. Things we find in a 50 years airplane..... When my AP trys to remove the governor, the bracket promptly snapped off the governor. A quick examination of the bracket shows the bracket was modified. Dare I say by someone with access only to stone tools. Showing in the picture, the part circled in red is only part where the inner strip of aluminum connect with the actual bracket. This thing could have broke off in-flight!! In any case, a freshly overhauled Mccalley governor with Mccalley bracket are now install on the airplane. My static run RPM has now reach 2574, still short of the 2600 by 25 rpm. We didn't have time to mess with the stop screw since it was getting dark. I will be back at the field in the morning to back the adjustment screw on the governor out by one turn, which should increase the rpm by 25. Let's hope this will get me the 2600 rpm I was shooting for. During take off row, I should be able to get 2700.
  19. You're not wrong when you say it is an analog representation of a binary encoding of sorts.
  20. The perks and luxury of having 4 cylinders Mooneys Yes bounces on grass tend to slowdown and more forgiving than bouncing on hard runway ! I think RedSky got his technique for grass landing with 6 cylinders polished in previous legs to two grass places: Charlton Park & Andrewsfield before the bag door saga happens? although the grass at Charlton Park is well cut and way smoother than load of tarmac runways
  21. I see no STC offered on crewdogs website, which doesn’t answer your question.
  22. Thank you EricJ. Yes, I do remember the DC-X. Absolutely thrilling too. I certainly enjoyed the associated video also.
  23. Unfortunately in Arizona hospitalizations and ICU occupation due to covid-19 are increasing, which is much more concerning than case increases due to increased testing. Deaths have been on a quadratic trajectory for a long time. I've been tracking Maricopa County (Phoenix area) data published by the county. Hospitalization and ICU (hospitalization is the red trace, the blue dots are a best-fit linear model applied before the big jump a little while back, the blue line is the ICU cases, also with a best-fit linear model underneath it): ICU by itself, which makes it a little easier to see that the rates were declining but reversed: For reasons I don't understand, the deaths have been on a very quadratic trajectory for a long time. The dashed line(s) underneath the trace include a quadratic curve-fit I did on May 3 and haven't changed since. The blue dotted line is just the best-fit linear regression, which is really only useful to emphasize the bend in the trajectory. Meanwhile our state and county governments are saying hospitalizations are declining. My healthcare friends in hospitals are indicating otherwise, as does the data. It's a very curious thing.
  24. FWIW, rockets have been vertical landing for quite a while, long before Paypal existed or Musk had mastered self-hype PR. In engineering it's a classic inverted pendulum problem which is often taught in graduate control theory. Personally I'm a little sad that we make such a big deal about freshening up old ideas and getting back into a business we did decades ago and others have continued to do for a long time. It used to be we reserved such admiration for genuinely new or innovative accomplishments. Yes, I'm grumpy. The Delta Clipper was also autonomous.
  25. I have a ptt on co-pilot side. If I needed to I could plug in over there.
  26. Yeah, it's an MB engine, I have the intercooler. Waiting on the baffling to get back from powder coating before it all gets put together.
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