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  1. setup for the RNAV 09 approach. I don't know any other equipment that can give this kind of flexibility in cockpit navigation and situational awareness.
    4 points
  2. The upgraded installation (and it definitely is an upgrade from the older G500) was finished last Friday just in time for Oshkosh. I'm still figuring out how to make the best use of its capability. There is a lot to it and much more flexibility as compared to the G500 I traded in. Altitude and vertical speed preselect is much faster than the old way of doing it. Deciding what you want to display can be done easily on the fly as compared to the G500 that required a lot of menu selecting and button pushes. Turns out my problem with the lack of geo-referenced chart display was a database
    3 points
  3. I earned my commercial pilot license today. As some of you have read I started checking off specific items training wise for my commercial pilot license in 2010 in my former F model. I had become proficient in all the maneuvers when I sold the F and upgraded to the Missile in late 2011. With a newly overhauled engine, I didn’t want to practice certain commercial maneuvers. 100 hours later in 2012, 2 cylinders cracked while under warrenty and I had a top overhaul performed as I did not trust the remaining cylinders. 100 hours later in 2013 I got engaged, married in spring 2014,
    3 points
  4. First you set the altitude on the Altimeter tape by pushing the right knob in to select ALT at the bottom right (HDG is displayed in light blue in the picture). You can see the solid bug at 6000 and the window at the top is set at 6000. There is a hollow bug to the right of the HSI on the vertical speed tape. When you push the VS soft key the bug turns solid and you use the right knob to select the rate of climb or descent. A small window pops up with the numerical display until you finish and the bug moves up or down the tape as selected. With the ALT pre-selected and the VS set
    2 points
  5. Yes, we took this route: We took the northern route towards the west and the route via the Azores on the way back. A report is here: https://www.euroga.org/forums/trips-airports/9174-to-the-end-of-the-world-and-back-the-whole-story#post_176978
    2 points
  6. I couldn't do my Oshkosh trip in an RV, nor could I have done my recent East coast trip with Mrs. Steingar. The back seat is useful for more than just passengers.
    2 points
  7. Drivs fhe Vette at Mooney speeds and see what the mileqge is . . . .
    2 points
  8. I was finally able to get this plane out of KSCA on Saturday, July 14th. Mechanic said initially Mid January. Only 6 months past due. New home is at Aviation Sales at KDAY. I was really intimidated going to a class C facility not having hardly any communication experience with such a large field but its great. Glad I did. Lined up Jeff Schnabel as my Mooney CFI. Found him thru the mooney flier or foundation. Really, really cool guy and a great pilot. We flew Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a total of 10.3 hrs. Insurance asked for 5 instructor 5 solo. He signed the complex
    2 points
  9. Also = windshield oil system, if you ever have a problem.
    2 points
  10. This topic brings back memories... in the early 90’s I flew a rather rough C310Q. It was a blast to fly, and I’d expected that by now it had been parted out. Nope N5LH is still turning dead dinosaurs into beautiful noise. Finding it still active on flightaware made my day. -dan
    2 points
  11. Anthony I think that's what Paul (gsxrpilot) is worried about.
    2 points
  12. This is the proposed upgrade. Hoping to have her in my hanger by the end of August. We shall see.....
    2 points
  13. I've been flying a 310 lately. It is wonderful sitting there in those big chairs with your arm on the arm rest with a hand full of throttles! Lots of elbow room. The power on takeoff is awesome! A great performer! Then I pull up to the gas pump
    2 points
  14. This isn't a question but rather a reminder to other owners to check your nose gear before flight if your FBO tows the plane. Before I bought my M20K I read somewhere that the limited nose gear rotation made it susceptable to over-torquing by powered towing equipment. So I added it to my list of pre-flight items and made sure to check it often. I also brought it up to the FBO manager so they were aware. I went to fly the plane yesterday and while checking the gear noticed one of the turn stops was broken off. So I retraced the tow path and sure enough found the busted part on the tarma
    1 point
  15. Yup, I admit I was doing it wrong for many years.......
    1 point
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  17. Yes. A single 7” PFD was always an option but you you needed a backup. You could have backed up with another 7” reversionary MFD or steam gauges or L3 ESI 500, etc. Now you can use a G5 for backup when it’s approved. The Garmin blog said that the 7” is going to available as a horizontal PFD too; not just vertical
    1 point
  18. Here's two pictures that show's my spinner gap is pretty good.
    1 point
  19. Really surprised this isn’t getting any comments, the DRX is dirt cheap, almost not worth messing with the Raspberry Pi
    1 point
  20. Hah! I mentioned the exact same song in the previously deleted thread on this
    1 point
  21. If I recall, it is obvious when you put it together. The bevel is there to clear a tube or weld. You could always go find another Mooney and crawl under and look at it. I bet there is a picture on this site somewhere of it.
    1 point
  22. Thanks Erik!! It took long enough. You used the skills perfectly with your engine out, I figured it was time to get this one finished. -Seth
    1 point
  23. Being covered for the liability is part of it. Having coverage for legal defense for a civil action against you that you are not liable for is the other half. You can be right and spend a bunch of money proving it. -Robert
    1 point
  24. So long as you have non-owned coverage on your policy, that is correct.
    1 point
  25. Signature will probably screw that option up once they get slapped by the DOJ for antitrust practices, which will happen.
    1 point
  26. That's $3,000 off.... http://marketing.aspenavionics.com/acton/media/26251/aspen-july-2018-promotion-pro-pfd-7995
    1 point
  27. I would love the HDX, except it does not have electric trim as an option. If you want electric trim you have to bring your own. For me, that would mean continuing to maintain the trim portion of the KFC200. That means expen$ive if the servo ever breaks. I'm still leaning Garmin because it is the only system with electric trim.
    1 point
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  29. I see that it hasn't been converted to the underwing exhaust. Be extremely careful in inspecting for spar corrosion, since these early models are notorious for that. In addition to the nose gear problems, main gear side brace problems, and of course, the slipping starter adapter problems. Almost forgot to mention that these engines are prone to case cracking. $$$$$
    1 point
  30. Wendy has often done things no one else said they could, might want to ask her. Wendy Wenk Wenk Aviation Insurance, LLC 900 North Shore Drive, Suite 109, Lake Bluff, IL 60044 847.235.2491 phone │ 800.225.9365 toll free │ 847.235.2559 fax wendy@wenkaviation.com
    1 point
  31. But when the boss wants to sit in the back seat there needs to be a back seat.
    1 point
  32. The bungees are not magic either. If you just want to take them off and put them back on you don't need travel boards. If you take them off and replace parts and put them back on you just have to make sure you make them the same length as the ones you took off. Here is what I would do. Take the bungee off lay it on a piece of scrap lumber. Get a drill bit that fits the bolt holes in the rod ends. Clamp it to the board with a C clamp and drill a hole in the board with the bit through the two bolt holes. When you reassemble the new bungee, adjust the rod end so the two holes line up perfect
    1 point
  33. Way to go Seth. BTW July18 was my ma’s birthday, great date
    1 point
  34. Read up on, and then perform the pre-flight test while on the ground. That's how we discovered our pitch trim servo had failed.
    1 point
  35. That’s a beautiful 310! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  36. Dan: I will bring you mine as well. Donations gratefully offered for the very good work you are doing.
    1 point
  37. You're certain about the price? $59,871? Not $59872?
    1 point
  38. It's got me intrigued. I do plan to have my upholstery guy carefully remove them. I'm hoping to follow-up on this. If I find out more I'll keep the thread going. I enjoy following up on things like this. Keeps things interesting. Still aviation related and not as expensive as Avgas. -Tom
    1 point
  39. Funny, I thought it was about balsamic vinegar
    1 point
  40. My wife is constantly bugging me about driving too close to the double yellow. Maybe there’s something to it.
    1 point
  41. The top is how all of my students land when in the right seat. If in the left seat they think they are in England and land on the left.
    1 point
  42. That pic was from the morning after my first cross country solo. Spent the night in the Farmville VA airport when the sky got real nasty and I couldn’t get home. Put down for the night and left the next morning to beautiful skies and a hot air ballon on downwind at home. I keep this pic to remind me about good flying judgement - which can be exercised in a humble 150/152 just as much as in a Boeing.
    1 point
  43. 150 guys: Nostalgic bliss Cher: Bitch slapping and yelling : ”Snap out of it”!!!!!
    1 point
  44. Trained in one. Took my private in one. Zero fondness for the plane for a lot of reasons. I miss them not.
    1 point
  45. Hi Marauder, My inlets are from the James Aircraft Holy Cowl and are interestingly the same size as the LoPresti cowling. I think now that they may be too small to work on all the models of Mooney’s and each engine being different in performance and health. I will be increasing them and try a larger size on Matt’s and mine to see the results. I think that will get Matt’s temps down as well as mine. I might give up a little speed but not much. David
    1 point
  46. Not exactly a joke, but this seems like a fitting place to post this. This past weekend I flew into Wood County OH airport. Toledo approach asked me to report the airport in sight. It was all I could do to keep myself from responding "Mooney 1TF has Wood."
    1 point
  47. ATC: "N1235Y say Altitude" N1235Y "Altitude" ATC "N1235Y say airspeed" N1235Y "Airspeed" ATC "N1235Y say, cancel IFR" N1235Y "8000 feet, 150 knots indicated"
    1 point
  48. Yes, it does cost more to own a Bravo. The simple solution to that is just don't own one if that is uncomfortable for you. My simple rule of thumb that has served me well over my lifetime is to not have more than 10% of your net worth in things you don't need. Then the value of those things don't make much of a difference in your life or lifestyle. The other thing you can do is find a way to mitigate the cost of something you want badly. In my case while the value of the things I don't need are much less than 10% of my net worth, I've helped myself even more by offsetting the cost of the
    1 point
  49. In normal owner language; - tugs that elevate the front wheel won't rotate it and should be fine (at least the ones I have seen used) - the damage is caused by rotating the nose wheel too far. If they can put a tow bar on the nose wheel, they have the potential to turn it too far. This goes for the tow bars that slide into the opening or those that clamp on the holes. - some owners have used a lock-out to prevent putting a tow bar on them. Anthony's point is that they may try some other way to move it. - the foam approach will probably not do anything. Not sure if anyone has tried it. I
    1 point

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