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  1. Well I sold my previous M20E 4 months ago, told myself I should save money... Well I did that for 4 months so let me introduce my "New" to me Mooney, it's a 1964 M20E with nothing I can really think of upgrading (so far). I'm excited for my cross country trip at the end of the month to pick it up!
    14 points
  2. Who have you tried to reach out too? The goal is business as usual for TT and help them on there way with getting certs out the door. We know at this point their backlog is just growing, so we're going to try and help push through that backlog as well. PM me if you need anything, and I'll work to get it addressed. Cheers, Steve Pearce BendixKing
    7 points
  3. Yes, all of our Caravan members want us to sit quietly and wait for however long the FAA takes. No pictures of bent metal have been shared here and no information has been divulged, although the Official Statement was redone to explain that two planes actually touched in flight (from the original "there was an incident"). No information, no photos, no discussion--completely shuts down the opportunities for the rest of us to learn anything from the real events and its myriad possible causes. But we've been invited to next year's Caravan training to see the improvements. This is now t
    4 points
  4. There was a kid that had parents that worked for the faa... he was 15 before he figured out his name wasn’t “No”.
    4 points
  5. This would be great, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. This idea makes too much good sense for a federal agency to adopt it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  6. I saw a short commentary (I think it was on the AOPA website and at OSH) about the Feds talking about something new for "legacy" airplanes called a "Special Airworthiness Certificate" to allow the installation of what are now unapproved parts (avionics)? One would turn in their current airworthiness certificate in exchange for this one. It would allow as noted what are now unapproved parts and maybe allow the owners to do the maintenance much like experimental aircraft owners do now. Maybe a special repairman's certificate (just speculating on that one). Limitations, as mentioned, might
    2 points
  7. I have been a "lurker" here for about the last 6 months as I considered a Mooney purchase. I want to thank Mooneyspace.com for their generous and open door policy of allowing people to look in on subjects posted. It has been of great benefit in my airplane search. I am proud to say I am the new owner of N192JK, a 2005 Ovation as of 2023 UTC yesterday. She is currently located at Don Maxwell's shop undergoing a pre-sale, now an annual and a WAAS upgrade. Thanks to this forum I was able to select Don Maxwell as my preferred place to perform the pre-buy and I have had the honor to meet both
    2 points
  8. Alex, I always liked working on my plane and for the last 20 years of Mooney ownership, I would do my own oil changes every 25 hrs of course. I would take that opportunity to, cut open the filter, inspect the suction screen, mouse milk exhaust joints, visually inspect intake and exhaust, clean air filter, inspect for oil leakage, fuel leakage etc. I would remove plugs and borescope each cylinder and clean the plugs, re-anneal the copper plug gaskets, rotate and regap. Yep it took a 1.5 hr job and made it into a 5-6 hr job. I had the piece of mind of the condition of the engine going forward fo
    2 points
  9. I'm still intrigued by the "inappropriate touching" of two Mooneys on the caravan this year. The fact that there's pressure to not talk about it makes it even better.
    2 points
  10. Oh crap. That means I started the next 13 pages that took this downhill.
    2 points
  11. Did someone really make that comment on this forum? I'm sure someone can find a way to spend your money.
    2 points
  12. Hey Everyone. The West Coast Mooney Club has a brand new website promoting our group and club activities. You are all invited to check out the site and also join the club by going to the site and clicking the Join Now icon. https://westcoastmooneyclub.com/ Thanks so much, MrRodgers
    2 points
  13. keeping the 20k I've paid in labor in the last year would more than makeup for any loss in value of the aircraft
    2 points
  14. 1) Fisk is pretty safe... it would be hard to say it isn’t and have actual data to support the statement. 2) it can be crazy busy, similar to flying between VORs on a warm weekend, down low, in the North East... so call it uncomfortable for some, or many... 3) Part of the Caravan Plan is a bit hidden... I had to learn what a Madison Bag was... 4) I heard... ‘Don’t forget to pack your Madison Bag’... I didn’t know if I even had a Madison bag...had to look around the house to find something stylish that I could use for an overnight stay... and hold a couple of hundred pages of doc
    2 points
  15. Upgrades are in. Panel lights, G5, turn coordinator and JPI 830
    2 points
  16. http://www.mooneycaravan.com/news/updateonmooneyincidentatmooneycaravan19july2019 http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2012/07/plane-crash-at-eaa-airventure-airplane.html Updated Statement Relating to Incident During Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh XXII, 21 July 2019 posted Aug 5, 2019, 3:42 AM by Ashley and Maria Neboschick [ updated Aug 5, 2019, 3:45 AM ] As many of you know, we had an incident during Mooney Caravan 2019. During the en route portion of the flight, a slowdown occurred during a rejoin to fingertip maneuver. During this same time period, an
    2 points
  17. Too bad she didn’t have a 406 ELT.
    2 points
  18. I honestly have no idea what you are referring to. None of the sequence you listed for the Caravan is remotely accurate. The decision to not fly in on Saturday was made at about 7am, the storms were indeed forecast at the arrival time of 1130, hence the reason the caravan delayed. The Caravan was scheduled to land right after the Cherokees. About half of that formation had their tents destroyed as they attempted to set up camp. Yes B2OSH delayed through their first arrival window, electing to attempt an 8 PM Saturday arrival, however the airfield never re-opened for grass parking so
    2 points
  19. If you haven’t already committed to Plane Plastics, Mooney will still produce a replacement side panel for your K. I have an ‘80 K-model with the same panel and just went through this process at annual in May. Went with the original Mooney panel and looks good as new. As a side bar, Plane Plastics does NOT make the correct panel for your oxygen setup, and will not custom make one (ask me how I know). After fighting with them for nearly two, maybe close to three months to get a refund on the returned incompatible panel, I decided I probably won’t be doing business with them unless I am abs
    2 points
  20. Just being able to do routine maintenance on your plane without spending 2 years studying jet engines, pressurization systems and deicing would be great. I’ve long advocated for a private a&p program not for hire with restricted authorization ( ie change a mag but not overhaul an engine) Also saves a couple grand on every Garmin panel toy. I guess that means it won’t happen. -Robert
    2 points
  21. Fwiw - the airport was open on Saturday morning before the late morning storms rolled in. That’s when we arrived, 7 am - had about 4 hrs of good weather to set up and then watch the storm from a restaurant. Parked in Row 520 so really close to the show. Many Bos and Cirri would have been able to get in if they looked at the weather and realized that their formation arrival schedule would be in the middle of a storm and just come in on their own time earlier in the morning rather than waiting for their “slot”. Instead they spent another night at a motel instead of at osh, the downside of fo
    2 points
  22. Thank you all for the warm welcome. Since you asked for pictures, here you go
    2 points
  23. I'm actually selling my airplane and have been looking for a new one (M20E to 182, please don't hate me). One of the problems I'm having when looking at new planes - people selling their old avionics like they're new. 430 and 530 will be getting old considering the new beautiful stuff for under $10k, stec 30 and old AP are going to be subpar compared to the new stuff. So I'm having a hard time buying someones old avionics for new avionic prices. My ideal plane I'm looking for is a newer engine, impeccable maintenance history, and a clean slate to put the newest avionics in. One thing that I wa
    1 point
  24. Here is a picture of the fuel selector I have come up with with DER approval to install. Makes changing tanks easier and reliably reachable. Also holds the carpet in place. John Breda
    1 point
  25. Oh that's right! I forgot about the Bugs Bunny version! I couldn't remember anything about a mole and hook nose from the Niebelungenlied She sounded like a huge character who added a lot to aviation and the people around her. We need more people like her
    1 point
  26. Bugs Bunny. The actual Germanic name is "Brunhild" or Brunhilde, a mythic germanic female warrior. In the Bugs Bunny cartoon they changed it to Broomhilda, and then there was the comic strip by that name.
    1 point
  27. Alex take one of your old dental cameras and a small monitor and make a portable kit out of it. Twice a year I pull one spark plug per cylinder and look over the valves. Time well spent imo.
    1 point
  28. The LED wingtip assembly is sleek.
    1 point
  29. Hey Everyone. The West Coast Mooney Club has a brand new website promoting our group and club activities. You are all invited to check out the site and also join the club by going to the site and clicking the Join Now icon. https://westcoastmooneyclub.com/ Thanks so much, MrRodgers
    1 point
  30. I haven't personally checked the costs, but could easily see this being true. If so, that much of an "aviation maintenance tax" is appalling on every imaginable level. The engineering for the M20 series was done decades ago.
    1 point
  31. I said exactly this years ago here. It makes sense. Airframe and engine certified and the rest open to discussion.
    1 point
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  33. I see this all the time. You’re calling it a minor alteration (I agree, fwiw) But you’re signing a form 337 which at the very top says “Major alterations”. So why not just skip the form 337 and make it a log entry.
    1 point
  34. Hell, I still want one Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  35. I think if this thread had been characterized as inappropriate touching earlier it would have gotten a lot more attention.
    1 point
  36. I hadn't realized that, I assumed the Floscan was just a pressure gauge as well. I hadn't looked at the installation closely enough, so I assume it is installed the way you are describing. Thanks, and sorry @carusoam
    1 point
  37. Thank you Steve for chiming in here, it is very much appreciated. I have a long list of eager Mooney owners submitted with the TT guys. We are all looking forward to the approval and reduction in back orders.
    1 point
  38. Steve Pearce- My heart felt "THANK YOU" for this communication!!!!!!! I will PM you THANK YOU again for communicating.
    1 point
  39. I've done this route in an M20C. It was easy, all under 12,500. No O2. Full disclosure by KCOE I was thinking of selling the C and upgrading. By KWYS I'd convinced my wife that we should sell the C. And by KOMA it was sold. Then we went and bought a 252.
    1 point
  40. The job was on time and on budget. The quote was for $16k and 5 weeks.
    1 point
  41. Wonderful, let me know when you plan to come! You can stay at home. BTW of @carusoam wants to come too we could really have a fly in! The flight is not that difficult. Oscar
    1 point
  42. That looks cool but that's exactly where I rest my feet on flights when the seat is slid back. Noo thanks
    1 point
  43. If you have a year or two before you are planning on buying then do some tracking. When I was looking I made an Excel Spreadsheet and tracked all the Mooneys on the market that fit my potential price range. They were C's, E's, a few F's, and the D I ended up buying. The great thing about Excel was I could just keep adding columns for what I was tracking. Price Price Changes including when the price dropped and how much Year Model Serial # Tail # State/City Exterior Color Quality of paint 1-10 Interior Color/Material Quality of
    1 point
  44. The question wasn't likely missed. Unfortunately, there isn't one correct answer since every plane has it's own unique story. Some planes are overpriced, some are priced well, and others are simply misrepresented. Cutting through the chaff takes an enormous amount of willpower and effort. Finding the real story of a plane can prove to be an expensive educational undertaking consuming large amounts of both time and finances. One never knows the real story of a plane until they have to begin wrenching on it... or begin stroking the checkbook so someone else will wrench on it.
    1 point
  45. This is a great place to start: I flew my 67E out of Reno for about 15 months and had a blast doing it. My routes back east involved going Reno to Salt Lake City then through Wyoming basically following I-80. Fly early in the morning to avoid the thermals and bumps until you are clear into Nebraska or heading across eastern Colorado. Furthest north I ever got was Yellowstone, so not familiar with flying up there unfortunately. The M20E did fine, all the way up to 14,500 which is where I stopped. Didn't have a reason to go any higher, but I'm sure she'd have climbed all t
    1 point
  46. Interesting. I'll ad some photos inline.
    1 point
  47. I don't ever buy avionics of any kind without talking to Chase at @Avionics Source. If there's a deal to be had, Chase will let you know.
    1 point
  48. The tester is basically a 6.25 amp load made up of the unit's own draw and two 12v halogen bulbs which are activated by a programmable electronic voltmeter. That activation also starts a clock through a relay. When the amperage drain pulls the battery down to 10 v, it shuts off the bulbs and clock. Starting with a fully charged battery, you and hook the clips on it (either in or out of the plane). When you come back the clock will tell you how long it took. You could do the same thing without the gadgetry if you were willing to watch a clock and a voltmeter for the length of time it takes. By
    1 point

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