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  1. Solved I took off a few hours early from work and headed over to the airport stopping by my AP/IA's hangar to borrow his little hand pump pot. The system was working fine before I rebuilt the master cylinder and since the only thing I touched in the system was the master cylinder it made sense that somewhere in there was the problem. I removed it and given the fact that the fluid from the reservoir side was draining out until I put a plug in the line there was no blockage there. I hooked up the pot at the caliper and gave it a couple of pumps and the fluid ran out of the end of the line w
    9 points
  2. Don't put it back together like that! The springs are in the wrong spot!!! I don't have the manual in front of me to remember which side they should be on, but they're supposed to be outside the joint between the flange and nut. Not in between the flanges!!
    5 points
  3. I'm late to the party on this thread. I too believe the OP did a fine job of handling the situation. The smart move might be to simply keep my head down, but instead I'm going to open myself up to criticism by offering an alternative position on Mooney baggage doors. Door security has been thoroughly discussed but I do not believe I've seen/heard of a single instance where a "properly latched" baggage door has inadvertently opened either during take-off or during flight. If there are confirmed instances of this I implore you to share them. For several years I both latched and lo
    4 points
  4. My second Pfizer was sore muscles and swollen lymph nodes in my armpit for a few days. I got fever and chills on the first and second nights after. My wife told me to suck it up after getting my “man vaccine”. For little kids getting vaccines there is data that tells us immune responses are not as good if you pre medicate with Tylenol or NSAIDs, so I avoided pre medicating myself until I got fevers. Dose of ibuprofen and the fevers / myalgia resolved in about 40 min. Did the same thing the second night. Single dose of ibuprofen only after I got fever/chills. @Amelia one of the big physi
    4 points
  5. Finally got around to creating the video I wanted to make from my last flight with my Mooney. Felt a bit like therapy reviewing all the footage.
    3 points
  6. The Cat is in the bag! I purchased N57055, previously based in Prescott Arizona. What an awesome airplane. I struggled to find a CFI that any insurance company would approve. I was required to get 3 hours of instruction and the CFI was Boris Vasilev. I cant say enough good about Boris. He was concise and put me through the drills. I have flown the Mooney M20C and M20J, but it has been ten years. Also, I just started flying again after a nine year lapse. This year I have about 60 hours in Cessna 182R and C172N and 5 hours in Piper Arrow PA28-200. Anyway, Boris introduced me to flying
    3 points
  7. You'll no longer be using the Mooney Annunciator, but you'll instead be using your JPI with a much more robust set of alarms and message that you won't miss the Mooney Annunciator. The JPI makes up for it in spades! You have a low fuel level for both Left and Right tanks plus you have many more messages and alerts that are programmable including: Fuel required to either Waypoint or Destination and Fuel Reserve - By default these are at the next waypoint and you'll have to change the proocol on your GPS (if my memory is right) in order to show required and reserve at the Destination
    3 points
  8. Used sheepskin covers... AKA “pre-farted”.
    3 points
  9. You should still get vaccinated even if you had Covid and recovered. No need to get antibodies. The vaccine results in you making much more antibody than you’d get by natural infection. So there’s a benefit. It will be like you got Covid three times and recovered - you’ll have a robust immune response. Vaccine immunity may last longer than natural immunity as well
    3 points
  10. That’s my wing! So close to greatness! I’ll never wash that wing again. Lol
    3 points
  11. I sort of restored a 1951 M38 Jeep last year. It had been sitting in a construction lot for about 20 years. The engine in it was designed in 1923. The cam and lifters looked brand new. OK full disclosure, the engine was rebuilt in 1968...
    3 points
  12. “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”― Benjamin Franklin
    3 points
  13. Thanks! I had to take a break from social media for a while since I couldn’t reconcile what I was seeing every day in the hospital with the crazy stuff people were posting on the internet and it made me want to rip my hair out. One of my colleagues said it felt like he was a fireman trying to put out a brush fire and random people would just show up, pour gasoline on the fire and tell him there’s no fire. I don’t know if any of you could tell, but it was making me a little irritable. I guess for better or worse, at this point it seems like most people finally “get it” it’s just a sha
    3 points
  14. I serve on the airport board for the Tri-County Airport in Bonifay & Chipley, Florida. Last year one of our projects was to work to migrate the airport off of the over-used 122.8 over to a lesser used frequency-- of which there are quite a few to choose from. It was a lengthy process, but I thought you guys and gals might find it interesting. Here goes: Got the Airport Board (good folks, by the way) to recognize that our sharing 122.8 with all the other small airports around us had the potential for some safety issues, and that moving to a lesser-used frequency only made good sens
    2 points
  15. You have to take it apart. It’s a bit of a pain which is probably why it gets overlooked. I doubt its necessary every annual, but every few years would be a good idea.
    2 points
  16. Update: finally got the baffle seals replaced with ones made by @GEE-BEE. I also compared this to the McFarlane ones and I like Guy's better. They are more flexible and as a result easier to fit around the baffle. The top seals have a forward slant and fits nicely once the cowling is in place.
    2 points
  17. If you can stretch your budget a bit, Jimmy has a nice one coming in a few weeks. 1994 M20J 'MSE' 2625 Total Time. '0' SMOH '0' SNEW Prop (Hartzell 2-Blade 'Top Prop') NEW Garmin GFC-500 Autopilot. NEW Garmin G-5 EHSI. NEW Garmin G-5 Attitude Indicator. NEW GTX-345 ADS-B In and Out. NEW JPI-EDM 900 Primary Instrumentation. NEW GMA-345 Audio Panel with Bluetooth. (That's about, $90,000 in new avionics, engine and prop currently being installed!). Garmin GNS-530W. Garmin GNS-430W. Very Good Paint (New Paint in 2006 in a Modern
    2 points
  18. Hi CNoe, I too do not lock to aid first responders. Apparently ‘Locked or unlocked’ it wouldn’t have made a difference, the internal handle which was incorrectly installed in our situation overrides the lock function. Kr Steve
    2 points
  19. Facebook posts seem to indicate the assets were purchased (or similar arrangement) by AMI-AWI who do pretty good work themselves. AWI did mine last time around and the fit was excellent. Aircraft Spruce uses them too... Will see if it affects prices at all. I ended up at AWI last time because Dawley had a long turn time but AWI was quite fast.
    2 points
  20. I'm on staff at two hospitals. One is NYU Langone. They sent the following E-Mail last week: The Dangers of Double-Masking in the Workplace You may have seen reports in the media this week advising the public to wear two masks to help protect against new variants of Covid-19. However wearing two masks in the workplace is too much of a good thing. Official guidance from NYU Langone’s department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) remains consistent—wear a face shield over your N95 or your surgical mask, if additional protection is required. Wearing a surgical mask
    2 points
  21. So is it OK to call the original variant the Chinese virus?
    2 points
  22. I just like taking tests...
    2 points
  23. We picked up the Mooney predator this weekend so we can make it fly again. Out of all of the restoration projects we’ve done this will probably be the most exciting Mooney we’ve worked on and I’m going to keep this thread updated with our progress as much as I can. With the help of some former and current Mooney employees who have worked on it we hope to have it flying soon with maybe a few updates along the way and hopefully those who have dreamed of fly it will get a chance.
    2 points
  24. I never thought the sheepskin was attractive, and it just seemed like it would be hot and get soggy with sweat. I didn’t actually realize I liked them until I flew with them for a few months, then took them off. I missed them so much I put them back in and ordered some for my truck. they really do make the cold warmer and the hot cooler. I will have them in anything I fly now. they make any seat, more comfortable to me. to each their own.
    2 points
  25. And possibly not. Regardless, I highly recommend this shop and Greg’s professional service. A small shop with top quality attention to each individual customer. His reputation precedes my recommendation. I give the highest marks. Incidentally, I have no affiliation with Greg or his shop, other than having had exemplary fuel tank service several times, including patches on my Ovation and complete strip and reseal on an E model. I also experienced some parts dealings via Greg, again finding him high on the fair and integrity list. A stones through from PDX.
    2 points
  26. I have a hard and fast rule, my wife gets to name the airplanes we buy! She named our M20J “Jane” when we bought her, which she abridged to “Plain Jane” because of her downright ugly 1978 paint job. (“But she had a great personality .....”) After Hawk Aviation gave her that fantastic paint job three years ago, Audrey redubbed her “Plane Jane.”
    2 points
  27. Not sure if your yokes are like mine but this is how I’d did my 70C yoke switches for my Stec-30.
    2 points
  28. I always use my real name when we’re talking super models unless one gets pregnant... then it’s back to my old New Jersey alter ego.
    2 points
  29. An article written by Commercial Pilot Kate Murphy and published Jan 23, 2021 in the NYT that is relevant: GPS_spoof_article.txt
    2 points
  30. When I was shopping for my airplane, I brought my wife out to the airport to look at a J I was interested in, when we walked into the hangar she looked at the registration (C-GWED) and she said "Her name is Gwendolyn". We bought the plane and the name stuck.
    2 points
  31. I have lots of names for mine -- Usually when I'm working on it -- none printable.
    2 points
  32. I have a very small social circle. One of my friend's daughters got the 'rona. I think she's 25, 26 tops. Months later she has a tremor that shows no signs of abating. She used to cut hair. Another old friend of mine got it, now he can't breathe right. He was an actor. He's my age. I'll take the vaccine thank you. I'm plenty frightened of the 'rona, it can really do a number on someone my age. My neighbors got it and were fine. Others get it and have a catastrophic disease. It's random and difficult to predict. I'll take the vaccine. I'll take government monitoring if ther
    2 points
  33. Problem solved. It was an old instrument vacuum hose behind the panel that had not been plugged. SBs pop right up at idle now.
    2 points
  34. In the clinical trials they divide the volunteers randomly into two groups and vaccinate one of the groups. Then they wait while both groups are potentially exposed to the virus through normal activities. Once they see a certain number of cases in the unvaccinated group they compare that to the number of cases in the vaccinated group and calculate the efficacy. For most diseases this can take years but in a pandemic they quickly reached a useful number of cases in the two groups. In both the Moderna and Pfizer trials they found about 95% efficacy and nobody in the vaccinated groups had a s
    2 points
  35. Get the damn vaccine folks. I've had young students get the 'rona and be wiped out totally for a week. Something that can kick a 20 year old's six is going to do a number of mine. Get the vaccine. It's the only way we're going to stop the virus and get things back to some semblance of normal.
    2 points
  36. I have two flight students who took a pause last March due to CoVid. One is an ER physician & the other a surgeon, both frequently are around patients with the virus. Back then it seemed prudent to keep our distance. I am scheduled to get my second Pfizer injection in a week and they are now both fully vaccinated. So we plan to resume training next month. We still will be wearing our masks in the cockpit.
    2 points
  37. After over 80 million shots given the number of people having serious reactions is exceedingly small, so I’d say it’s a much safer bet than COVID. https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/ My wife and I finished our vaccine series a couple weeks ago with nothing worse than a sore arm and are going to both be vaccinating people next week at the County clinic. This is a good document for general questions about the vaccine. Premedication is currently not recommended. https://www.idsociety.org/covid-19-real-time-learning-network/vaccines/va
    2 points
  38. I’m not a first responder, but I think getting past a locked baggage door will be the least of their problems. Probably easier to just knock out the windows or pry open the door. Going through the baggage door to pull someone out? I like to see someone try that without inflicting physical damage to an already hurt person. Tom
    1 point
  39. Great pirep for Boris Vasilov. Thanks for sharing it. Quote of the day prize awarded for... “the Cat is in the bag..!” Best regards, -a-
    1 point
  40. Too many pilots do not declare an emergency when they need to do so. Declaring an emergency gets you the resources you need and if in contact with ATC, their undivided attention and all their resources. Concern about paperwork, the FAA etc should not be a consideration. Your job is resource management and declaring an emergency frees up a lot of resources.
    1 point
  41. That was published a week and a half after my last vaccination. Again, one of my reluctances to get the vaccine was the intermediate and long term side effects. Apparently analgesics decrease the efficacy. It would have been nice to have that published and told to those getting the vaccine six weeks ago. What else will we find out about this vaccine in the next month, year, decade?
    1 point
  42. Channeling a Kn62/64 to a KX155 is very easy. There is a serial buss, it only takes 2 wires. You can channel it to other navcoms, but it takes a lot more wires. In my old Mooney the DME was not channeled to the navcom, tuning it manually was not a burden.
    1 point
  43. Ditto....... quality, honesty, fair pricing. Done correctly the first time.
    1 point
  44. Aviation got a lot of it’s rules and traditions from maritime law and tradition... so why not name a plane!
    1 point
  45. I look upon getting a vaccination as a civic responsibility. Do people get sick and have reactions to vaccines? Yes, right now 6 people out of a million react to this vaccine, and nobody has died and only one minor hospitalization. I look upon it as being part of the effort to "herd immunity" to stop others from getting the disease, including my children, grandchildren, my 96 year old mother and the nice old 95 year old guy down the street who believe it or not just stopped flying. When I see the sacrifices those before us made, the men who without thought dropped whatever they were doin
    1 point
  46. I can echo some thoughts above including @HXG I am a healthcare provider and have talked to hundreds over 9 hospitals and many in the clinic setting too. I can also tell you I have seen more people die in the last 10 months than in the last 15 years combined. I had nothing more than soreness and slight swelling with the first Pfizer injection, slightly more than a flu shot. Most reported the same. A few reported nausea and one had vomiting about an hour later. One case of syncope and he was 35 year old and very healthy. Some reported low grade fever, chills, myalgia over the nex
    1 point
  47. Interesting follow up years later... via the Aero News Network... Somebody (Hilton family foundation) donated a ton of of dough to the Women In Aviation / 99s... For the story they used a Mooney with a beautiful lady getting out of the plane... Probably filmed during one of their famous Poker Runs... Skip ahead to about 4:23 in the video to see the famous bird... Or watch the whole thing where Kimberly Kaye covers a few things like current status of Terrafugia... Best regards, -a-
    1 point
  48. The shade itself is a smoke colored plexiglass (It is possible it is Lexan, but I don't think so). I got it from a local plastic distributor here in Dallas. I'll be glad to get as specific as you like. I, too, have LASAR visors and one cracked. I got the material, made a template and turned me out a couple. I don't remember how much it cost, but it was probably under $15. If your source is too expensive, I can get it here and turn out one (or whatever you need) for the cost of the material and shipping.
    1 point
  49. "Prestige Aircraft, Swanton, Vermint" Is this like a cross between a minty vermin, or has Vermont become so green that even the varmints call themselves "vermints"? ;-)
    1 point

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