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  1. Seriously, I can tell by his posts and the help that he's offered, Jim is a genuinely nice guy. Also, Hank is an Auburn graduate and isn't illiterate. That's 2 stereotypes busted right there.
    3 points
  2. Looks like a good excuse to come to California. 1.5 hours from vegas.
    2 points
  3. some might say he was the source for the knowledge to make those 2 ibuprofen work in the first place...
    2 points
  4. I don't think all this taking place in one day is going to happen. Him fly the plane 300 miles to you. Open the plane up and perform the detailed inspection Close everything back up Agree on what need fixing Complete the transaction Fly him 300 miles back home. You fly the plane 300 miles back home. Your looking a a few to several days not one.
    2 points
  5. Just think about a coupled approach. The autopilot stays on glideslope with pitch adjustments and the pilot controls airspeed with throttle. It's the same when you hand fly an approach.
    2 points
  6. Why not NOT enter a box canyon?
    2 points
  7. So many fish in the sea... If you knew the particular fish already and wanted to put up with the extra hassle it would be worth it. If you don't know this fish or its owner... Consider it the one that got away. Especially if you haven't seen it with your own eyes yet. (That would be step one) As for cutting losses, you don't have any real ones yet... The next real step is paying for the PPI. And then contention begins... You don't like what you find out and you no-longer want the plane... Then the question comes up when do you cut your losses! Buying a plane 300 miles away
    1 point
  8. I've asked that question to several controllers I know and the answer is always the same... FILE IF YOU CAN. I file EVERY flight where I'm going someplace that is 50 mi or more. First it is good practice and second I'm getting better and better at understanding their fast talk. On nice days I've even been put to work "training" new controllers.. Did a PAR once into Florence SC. The rookie did quite well. The seasoned controller asked me if I would mind doing a training approach with a new controller.. I said "Bring it on!". . Was a good experience for me as I'd never get a PAR again I'm s
    1 point
  9. To the original question, seems to me the buyer is proud of his plane, regrets selling it and is in his comfort zone with legal issues that will allow him to waffle a bit. If you think it is a good plane, get it done. 99% of plane purchases are for shit planes. If you are certain it is a great bird....see it through.
    1 point
  10. It's because we lawyers keep you on the straight and narrow!
    1 point
  11. I think a dentist would argue that if it didn't have a crown it's not a perfectly good tooth in the first place:) That practice only evolved to pay the lawyers after they figured out how to bill 48hrs in a 24hr day sueing and defending us tooth guys.
    1 point
  12. Replace "black" with "poor" and "shooting" with "excessive force" and then we do have a pervasive problem. As to BHO not willing to call it radical muslim problem, well, I don't know why. It's not just a radical muslim problem. It's a muslim problem. Look at some social media posts of your run of the mill European muslims, and it's scary. Like I said before, there are christian radicals too, the difference is, they are a tiny minority. In the muslim world, they appear to be a majority. No, the majority are not strapping themselves with suicide vests, but they secretly support it. In an in
    1 point
  13. The door is held on bay a piano hinge. It sounds like one side of the hinge is cracked. Pull the wire (pin) from the hinge, separate the 2 halves of the piano hinge. Then, buy a replacement similar hinge (they are mostly standard). Remove rivets to take off the broken side and install a new 1/2 hinge to replace the broken side. Be sure to align the hinge so it fits into the other half when the door is closed. Not too difficult a project. John Breda
    1 point
  14. JPI 830 is a great piece of equipment. I love mine. This is a good deal for someone looking to upgrade or install and engine monitor. -Seth
    1 point
  15. It is actually Meyers. My name is spelled the same way, and I say that he stole my name, even though hes a few years older than me. He and my sister are actually friends on facebook (she's an actress in CA). He's got my younger brother's birthday (though a good decade older), went to college with my older brother, and has my name. I do own voteseth.com, so if I ever decide to run for office, I'll see about getting Seth Meyers to endorse Seth Meyers - Vote Seth, "The Name You Know!" Anyone remember what movie that's from? Seriously - it was a great time seeing everyone - I try
    1 point
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  17. The regressives are at it again. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/13/regulation-stealth-attack_n_6465900.html Please jump in if you believe I am wrong in any of these assumptions, but lets say for argument sake that for the past 40 years we always had a GOP president, House and Senate, would any of the following regulations have been passed? CAFE standards for automobile mileage Acid rain Waterway pollution Unleaded gasoline Food labelling ADA
    1 point
  18. As for the chicken or the egg question, which came first: Y that can't come without X, or X that can't come without Y?
    1 point
  19. Be sure he is using the newer install manual for the 830 when comparing part numbers. They changed some of their pn's a couple of years ago.
    1 point
  20. I've replaced or repaired more field wires than voltage regulators or alternators on customers' airplanes. They live a pretty hard life with heat, vibration, flexing, etc.
    1 point
  21. I remember something like this when I first got my M20E. I was fiddling with the flaps on the ground, I think extending them and then going out to look at it all. I extended four pumps and then came up against the maximum extension limit. I had used a little more force force than maybe I ought to have and anyway it was reluctant to retract when I returned the little valve switch to the "flaps up" position. After waiting a bit and worrying that I was already going to need a mechanic so soon after buying my "new" plane it finally was able to retract again. I learned that, at least with my E, its
    1 point
  22. The black goes to the airframe. With the red lead prob each side of the switch, breaker ect to make sure you have voltage coming to it and and leaving.
    1 point
  23. Ouch!! A paper clip into the female part. However, a paperclip is a paperclip and if it is unbent then it is still paperclip. You have to bend the wire of the paperclip to straighten it out then you can used it. Just messing with you. That is an excellent way to get a reading from a receptacle. Just don't try this at home.
    1 point
  24. I have personally met a few of the lawyers we have on here including Jim. There were all upstanding people who I would trust with a handshake and their word. Its the 4 different firms that have at least 20 commercials during the 30 minute local morning news who give others a bad name. All their themes seems to center around " No matter how little you MAY think you are hurt, just say no to the insurance company and give us a call". We can get you more! They then proceed with having their former clients telling how much money they got for them and how easy it was.
    1 point
  25. Measuring current is always difficult, but measuring voltage should be sufficient. You can get to the master switch by crawling under the panel. If you remove the screws, I think you can loosen the whole circuit breaker panel and move it out enough to probe the individual breakers, if not, then remove the panel nut from the breaker and try to push the one breaker back so you can access it. You can also loosen the tach and the manifold pressure gauges and push therm back to get at the breakers. The cannon plugs can be probed with your meter probe (ok here we go) if your probe is too big to go i
    1 point
  26. Good luck and safe travels. And remember, without pictures as proof, we are going to consider you a 12 year old troll playing on the internet Be careful out there!
    1 point
  27. 1) I did the yoke upgrade and really like the new style yokes. It eliminates the AD and like you pointed out, allows the hardware to be attached. 2) As for the ADS-B stuff, I'm in a holding pattern on it. If the box players don't figure out how to work together, I'll probably through in a mode S and be done with it. There will be more stuff coming out in the next year. 3) I bought an AoA last year. It'll will help you fly slower with confidence.
    1 point
  28. I started the process of upgrading my panel three years ago. I first installed an Aspen, then I went for a GTN 750, with integrated transponder and audiopanel. i added later a new AP STEC 55x and now I finalized the process with a Flightstream 210 and a GDL 88. Costs, I don't know... and I better don't know... but I should be now ok to fly until my sons get the plane in about 10 years.
    1 point
  29. I really think the use of the term "speed" or "airspeed" is not proper when we say we use throttle or thrust to control "speed." I think we all use throttle to control the energy conversion. How much potential energy we allow to be converted to kinetic and vice versa. We use pitch to stay on path and control energy with throttle. A precisely flown GS is one in which this energy conversion is very smooth. No large excursions either way.
    1 point
  30. The broker is the guy that is getting paid to make the deal happen... Get the logs scanned and emailed out. Take tons of photos and email them too. Organize moving people and planes as required... The owner is usually the final say on price and acceptable terms... Going direct to the seller can cause both parties to wonder what the broker actually brings to the table... Keep in mind, my experience comes from buying and selling process machines. Similar, just not that many planes in my experience log. Best regards, -a-
    1 point
  31. Are you telling us Peter Garmin has not convinced you of your evil ways and converted you to Garmin Pilot? Shame on him!
    1 point
  32. Bravoman, your the man for Thunder669! Your the guy that think buying a new car is sport:) and your a Lawyer. Go grind the seller down.
    1 point
  33. I use FltPlan.com on my wintel laptop to store and file ifr flight plans. They are normally departure airport, perhaps one wp, and destination. If ATC complicates it fltplan.com will email changes. It takes only a couple of minutes to put a new plan in the 750 or if I have flown the route before I will have it stored. I really doubt I could save any time transferring a plan from a phone or pad. I don't use a knee pad any more, I don't have anything hung on a yoke. I have only a very small ring binder and a pen. The front of the binder is for a flight log, date, tach, Hobbs. The back page is fo
    1 point
  34. Conditions of Nakoula's probation included not using aliases and not using the internet without prior approval from his probation officer, cause you know, he was a felon convicted of fraud... And here is what Barry actually said: President Barack Obama called the video "crude and disgusting" in a speech to the United Nations this week, saying it was "insult not only to Muslims, but to America." But he cited the U.S. Constitution's free-speech guarantees in saying the U.S. cannot ban the video, adding "Americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all peop
    1 point
  35. Me too, Scott, me too. Nakoula got arrested not for free speech, but for violating the terms of his probation. Here is his original crime: In 2010, Nakoula pleaded no contest to federal charges of bank fraud in California. Nakoula had opened bank accounts using fake names and stolen Social Security numbers, including one belonging to a 6-year-old child,[3] and deposited checks from those accounts to withdraw at ATMs.[26] The prosecutor described the scheme as check kiting: "You try to get the money out of the bank before the bank realizes they are drawn from a fraudulent account. There bas
    1 point
  36. Good Bumb. An update on the RR500 project would be very neat. If they built a new small aircraft out of composite with the Mooney mentality, why not build a composite structure around the RR500? Adapting to the M20 may make sense, but a hybrid design may work better - A pressurized composite fuselage and the M20 wings. Thoughts? Use the branding and seating structre/design work from the M10 as part of the M30. -Seth
    1 point
  37. "You're buying the seller as much as the airplane" is an expression I learned many years ago. Sounds like this is one I wouldn't want to deal with... You're far enough along in the process to give an ultimatum to the seller to get the deal done. Something along the lines of have the plane relocated to XXX Shop before Jan XX 2015 or the deal is off. It is a buyer's market, and you shouldn't have to bend over backwards to buy a good plane. Hopefully the seller knows it too, but I I suspect not, and he is too smart (in his own mind) to learn from those that know more than him regarding th
    1 point
  38. Owning a GTN and having flown with those who have a GNS, I think the user interface on the GTN is a bit more user friendly. The big advantages, if you want to call them that, are the victor airway capability, touchscreen, foreseeable support life and some advantages of what the GTN will do over the GNS series. Take a look at the compatible devices page on the Garmin site for the GDL-88 and you will see some enhanced display capabilities that the GTN has over the 430/530 series.
    1 point
  39. I have found ACF50 to be far superior to WD40. Go do a simple test yourself, use WD40 on a piece of bare steel and leave it outside to remind you how well your plane is being protected….It won't take long to convince you. Don
    1 point
  40. Honestly, my only concern is that the OP stated that he's concerned about the cost of the extra hassle. I hope he understands that the price of the airplane is really just the first check of many, many, many to be written in his ownership experience. Someone once told me that to prepare for airplane ownership you should start by standing over the toilet and dropping dollar bills down until it stops hurting. As a masochist, I own a couple of airplanes. To be truthful, if I needed loan to buy one I'd probably not buy. Just my opinion on that. I just had an unexpected cost for my Mooney that tot
    1 point
  41. Planes only been flying 20 or so hours per year recently (major engine red flag), and had the tanks done last year (by whom???). Do you really think the PPI will go smoothly, and do you really want to fight with the butt---- lawyer, face to face????? Why do you think that from the paperwork you reviewed, this is a 'good plane'.????? RUN......
    1 point
  42. As my girlfriend Sarah says, "Mooney is just Money with an extra zero!"
    1 point
  43. Ya, right.......... based on everything you have shared, how do you think that is going to work out? My bet is he welshes on the repairs and tells you he is not going to pay for anything. Remember, the plane is only worth what you (the buyer) is willing to pay. If you really want it, stick it out but it is going to cost you more.
    1 point
  44. I would upgrade to a 6 seater to carry the family saratoga or Bo, but I would also add one of these for local area. http://www.aeromobil.com/ wouldn't need a courtesy car any longer
    1 point
  45. The POH says "If you have extension lasting more than four hours, see your mechanic."
    1 point
  46. I HATE negotiating for new cars. I will bring you with me when I am busy negotiating for a new 2015 Acclaim. :-) Actually I hate negotiating for new cars so much that it is one of several major reasons that I do not buy new cars but just keep my cars running for a decade or two. Rather keep my old friend in good shape than deal with car salesman types trying to rook me.
    1 point
  47. Congrats MooneyPilot. Your pride and joy is awesome! Can you please advise where you sourced the new switches? Thanks, Victor
    1 point
  48. OK, after nearly 5000 hours flying Mooneys, I've had my share of interesting situations. I find that when I'm flying with other people in the plane, especially just out joy riding, I'm probably the most dangerous. In my daily commute or business flying I do things very routinly even down to how many steps I use to open the hanger door. When out joy riding in the mountains, I'm doing things that are outside of my routine, which is a nice break from the day to day boring flying. That being said, one day about 15 years ago I was taking some friends sightseeing around the lakes east of phoenix
    1 point
  49. Why not just jump off a building and save the airplane.....Box Canyon =Death.......Try planning the flight in advance....
    1 point
  50. Is it possible that a 50 year old speedster is not the appropriate machine to use to explore uncharted canyons? Maybe a Cirrus would be better for Rocky. Fly till you see no further, then pray some as you pull the big red handle. This makes no sense, or is it just me? Doctor, lawyer, lowest cost Mooney, aerobatics, uncharted canyons in Mexico... All things that I have not seen together in one place or one time... Conversations like this end up with flying IFR in icing conditions, or discussing how close to the thunderstorm can I fly.....??? Best regards and sorry for taking the punc
    1 point

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