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  2. Niko182

    S35

    What do you see on cruise speed and FF at say 8 to 10 thousand feet. And whats your useful load?
  3. jackn

    Is this bad?

    Sierra cement.
  4. PT20J

    Check Gear!

    Mooney has used a lot of confusing language for flap speeds in the POH over the years. The TCDS is a better source of regulatory information. It doesn't appear to me that Mooney began specifying airspeed limitations w.r.t. flap deflection in the TCDS until the J model where (for most serial numbers) the limitation is for full flaps only. That said, I've always thought the flap system one of the weaker parts of the Mooney design. Just note how much flex there is in the mechanism in any position except up against the stops. To reduce wear and tear, I'm in the camp that uses the gear to slow down to the top of the white arc, and then I go to 15-deg for the approach. For this reason, I put the gear down and get the flaps set before the FAF or GS intercept and reduce power to go down. But, I do a GUMP check at this point. Skip
  5. Was it the right choice? Even compared to the remote Garmin option? Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  6. Skates97

    ATC Professionalism

    I'm not sure how up to date this list is. The only thing I can find with a date is a report they link that was given in 2012 so perhaps the data is that old as well. It provides some place to start anyway. http://aireform.com/airports-atc/faas-airports/the-air-list-of-airports-626-airports-512-towers/
  7. bradp

    Check Gear!

    Agree the white arcs for full flaps are similar once CAS to IAS and knots to MPH are accounted for. Still they are not the same numbers despite the same airframe. Also note that there is no reference to use of partial flaps outside of the white arc.... it defines full flap operating range but gives no reference to use of partial flaps above the white arc. Only tells you full flaps are ok within the white arc. I’m conservative with my sub spar so interpret this to mean that the white arc represents the flap operating range. They are first lift and then drag devices. Not speed brakes. I use power, gear and slip in that order as my “speed brakes “
  8. nosky2high

    STEC-30 Altitude Hold

    Yet another reason I’m installing a TruTrak when able.
  9. The service instruction gives two locations for mounting inside the dorsal and outside the dorsal. It specifies the (B) version antenna for the inside the dorsal fin. The inside the dorsal fin will only work if you have a plastic dorsal fin. My fin currently is metal but I just ordered the Laser speedmod dorsal which is currently on sale and it is plastic.
  10. I just put a PMA450B in my plane. With the exception of the storm scope, every other box is brand G.
  11. Oldguy

    Check Gear!

    Several changes appear to have been made between these two POHs. The first uses statute miles while the second uses knots. And in the airspeed markings section the first uses CAS figures and the second uses IAS speeds. All-in-all, the figures are relatively close to each other once those differences are reconciled.
  12. steingar

    ATC Professionalism

    Those guys are professional compared to professionals. They're REALLY professional for amateurs, which is what they are right now because of the political situation. I really feel for them. Ain't an easy job at the best of times.
  13. I've been meaning to ask Chase at @Avionics Source about the possibility of upgrading my PMA450 A for the B model.
  14. gsxrpilot

    ATC Professionalism

    I learned after a visit to our local TRACON, that Flight Following is preferred by controllers. The more VFR airplanes on flight following, the easier their job is. They have to keep everyone away from IFR traffic and at least with FF they know you, your altitude, direction, intentions, and can call you. VFR not on FF is a much higher work load as they have to keep "on you" as they have no idea what the hell you're doing. So be nice to your local ATC and use FF. On another note, the Austin Pilots Facebook group started a campaign to get grocery store gift cards for the ATC staff. The limit on gifts is $20 to federal employees so we just made sure we got $20 gift cards. We met Monday night at a North Austin pub to collect the cards, and last night at a South Austin pub for the same reason. In just under a week, we collected over $5000 in $20 gift cards for the local Austin ATC I should say that the campaign was initiated and kicked off by Ken VeArd. He is the creator of the Pilot Partner electronic log book.
  15. larryb

    Is this bad?

    it made the local news https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2019/01/16/snow-causes-jet-pull-stationary-wheelie-truckee-airport/2594431002/
  16. I upgraded from my KMA 24 to the PMA450B and could not believe the improvement. One of my favorite features with the "B" version is the 2 Bluetooth channels. Seems like such a small thing, but it gives so many more options. I saw it at last years SNF and compared it with the GMA350. My avionics guy pointed out I would have to wait on the PMA to start shipping, but I was fine with it. Better to wait a couple of weeks and be happy than go with the quicker second choice.
  17. gsxrpilot

    Pre-201 Value Guide is ready

    I just spent the last hour reading through @jgarrison's guide. All 23 single spaced pages. It is spot on and must reading for owners of these vintage Mooneys. Even just the first few pages, before getting to any numbers, will answer so many questions about the different models, years, equipment, upgrades, etc. I've answered, it seems like a million questions here on MooneySpace about the differences between various Mooney models. Jimmy has it all detailed right here, very clear, and very well organized. Much better than I've ever done. I tend to be very critical of Mooneys we see come up for sale based on the either the asking price or the lack of upgrade, lack of use, etc. I think I follow the market pretty closely and have a feel for what various Mooneys are actually selling for. I can't find anywhere to disagree with Jimmy's valuation of the pre-201's. This guide is extremely detailed and full of excellent information. Every Mooney, even our "forever" birds, is for sale at some point. So it makes sense to know the market and have some consideration of the market when spending money on our airplanes. If you own a pre-201 Mooney, you should have a copy of this guide in your possession. And read it. I'm looking forward to your guide for the K's. 231 through Encore.
  18. bradp

    Check Gear!

    Here are two generic POHs pulled from the web. Note that they are supposed to be for a 77J and a 78J, respectively. Also note that my J POH for a 1977 model is up to E or F for the revisioning and these aren’t. However note the discrepancy between the flap operating ranges. Something changed...
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  20. The Service Instruction says at the beginning that in some cases, the antenna can be replaced without removing the dorsal fin, but I just can't make sense of the instructions.
  21. THAT is an understatement! They are so tacky, they're almost cool
  22. vorlon1

    ATC Professionalism

    Is there a way to determine the the contractors vice govvies? I would perhaps do something for those in the tower here...
  23. oregon87

    How Reliable is JPI EDM900?

    Sent you a PM, Brian.
  24. skydvrboy

    ATC Professionalism

    That's good to hear. We also invite the nearby tower managers to our aviation association meeting once a year. As you mentioned, everyone has put on a great presentation, been very professional, and were great guys to talk with... and also were aged out of the FAA towers. Mind you, not all of the controllers are aged out, but the managers have been.
  25. oregon87

    How Reliable is JPI EDM900?

    I apologize for any confusion as the above question is what I was answering. If installing EI equipment, the JPI EGT/CHT probes and wiring can be used as our STC does not call out specific part numbers.
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