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  1. We did some in air photo shoot two weeks ago. Boy I need to clean this belly and never forget sunglasses. EDIT: Better quality pictures here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kdHHr7dNsjJPSZbg7
    12 points
  2. I chose invulnerability as the one I'm most susceptible to. But for me, it's not so much "It won't happen to me", as it is "What I'm doing has increased risk, but I'm going to do it anyway, because a lot of other reasonable people do it too, and I've done it in the past without coming to grief". I speak here of reasonable assumption of additional risk, e.g. flying in IMC, flying over mountainous terrain, deliberately performing slipping and skidding stalls as part of CFI training, and so forth. Lots of people do these things. The risks are reasonable. But sometimes people die doing these
    5 points
  3. Glad you found some extra speed. But beware- From what I have seen, many of these vintage planes have plenty of worn pieces in the system and plenty of them have had the control linkages meddled with more than once over the years.... A complete (proper) rigging will also include: 1. setting the position of the aileron center links pivot below the floor; checking the aileron/rudder interconnect spring setup. 2. setting each aileron bell crank to its neutral position 3. adjusting the aileron up and down throws (bell crank stops) 4. adjusting the flap stops and chec
    4 points
  4. Isn't this the title of a country song?
    4 points
  5. I absolutely LOVE flying my bank account!!!
    3 points
  6. LOL! But, I'm not the suing kind of guy. As long as I get all the medical costs covered, I'm good.
    3 points
  7. I see now that Dr. Susan Northrup has been appointed the new Federal Air Surgeon. I hope to see good things coming as she was the SE regional and before that worked for the airlines getting pilots back in the air. She wants to move away from snail mail to e-mail and getting faster responses. From what I have seen of her in the past, she has a pretty common sense approach so I hope things will improve.
    2 points
  8. Not saying there isn't a special washer, but the voltages generated will be cancelled out as long as both sides of the star washer are at the same temperature; which is pretty certain! Additional thermocouple trivia/minutiae: Common misconception is that the thermocouple voltage is generated at the junction between the two different metals; that is NOT true. If you think about it, it can't be because you would have some, albeit small, voltage across close to zero ohms which would generate an enormous current! The voltage is generated along the length of the two wires; since the wir
    2 points
  9. small screw under the sprocket to rotate to increase friction on the wheel.
    2 points
  10. That's a Mooneyspacer @sekomel Maybe we can get some more details of the flight. In English.
    2 points
  11. No It doesn't have radar altimeter. And yes flying 100-110kts was hard. We where constantly over speeding this poor Socata
    2 points
  12. Me thinks you had a bad AP doing the installation. While you’re at it, check the probe wires are not cable tied together with the ignition wires, another amateur mistake. And your fuel flow sensor is horizontal with no 90° bends on in/out ports.
    2 points
  13. I'm just about ready to start logbook number 11. I like the size and color of the ASA "The Standard Pilot Logbook". I only carry the last one with me. Since I need to manipulate the data in all sorts of ways and use a Mac, I wrote a logbook application on 4D a number of years ago. It comes in handy all the time. It does require me to record in both the ASA log and the computer log, but that doesn't take too much time. I am a year behind on totaling the handwritten one, but the 4D database is up to date. So far 6,259 entries.
    2 points
  14. I have 4 pro log books now...I decided a few years back to just make one entry per year....I will never have to buy another one...LOL One entry for work flying and one entry for GA flying per year....I measure once and cut with an ax.....
    2 points
  15. Isn't "lack of macho" summed up in resignation?
    2 points
  16. The inflatable ones from Bob fields work great. It significantly cuts down on noise in the cabin as well as CO (if you are seeing any PPMs on your meter).
    2 points
  17. Had a J owner friend volunteer to help with the rigging of my 74F. Prior to checking it out, I was getting no more that 130 KTS IAS on the speedometer. I flew up to his heated hangar today (we are in Canada. Heat is important in February) and using his travel boards, did the following: - set both ailerons to 0 degrees (one was +2, other was -.5) - set flaps to -1 degrees (from 2 degrees on one to 0 on the other) - rotated the exhaust towards the rear (it was almost pointing straight down) - rotated the Lasar tie down rings 90 degrees (I had them pointed to the back)
    2 points
  18. Ah rats....... that’s exactly the tune I thought of.
    2 points
  19. Hey HRM - definitely insulate first. Then you’ll have your choice of by which means you want to control the environment more effectively and efficiently. We’re looking at doing the same for our garage a little up the road here. It’s wonderful and we spend lots of time in the spring/fall doing projects or the kids playing in there (I have a workshop in the garage), but come winter or summer, we don’t spend nearly as much time as we’d like doing stuff because of the Elsa / Lucifer effect. We’ll probably end up better insulating it (doors, floor and ceiling need it), and doing a duc
    2 points
  20. Just make sure it's not too similar to "Amarillo by Morning" or you'll make George Strait very unhappy.
    2 points
  21. Surprised get Home -itis was not listed by the FAA as its discussed plenty at the airlines.
    2 points
  22. One Niner Diner at Paso airport is open with indoor/outdoor patio seating...............very nice too!!! Some of us were there New Years Day.
    2 points
  23. Flight 126 Cafe is pretty cool too! Santa Paula airport .
    2 points
  24. In your neck of the woods, I love Ella's at the Airport Watsonville.
    2 points
  25. Sure would be nice to have a thin blade top prop available for the bravo... From memory you said the plane is already over tbo?
    2 points
  26. I am a hard don't tell me it can't be done! Not in the sense I don't listen and learn from people I look up to because I do. BUT, if someone tells me it can't be done and it is possible to do then you bet your ass I am going to do it! I posted this before but I thought it fit in here. I had nice talk with my private/multi instructor. Reminded me of the day I got my private. Like everyone that gets their pilots licence i was excited and I was hanging around the flight school, I couldn't get enough. I had flown only a 152 and I thought it was the best thing since slic
    2 points
  27. Hi folks, today my O1 is out of the anual an the avionic shop starts the work for an upgrade: 2 x GI275 GTN 750Xi traffc avoidance from AIR avionics suction pump removal and ADS B transponder panel before: at Avionik Straubing
    1 point
  28. Those marks are exactly where they would be if the elevator and rudder pushrods were disconnected and someone wasn’t careful enough to make sure the rudder didn’t bang into the elevators.
    1 point
  29. Fantastic Mooney pics Lucas! I didn’t get to re-orient a single one... The dirty belly made me laugh out loud... your post only gave a hint it was coming... See if you can select your favorite pics... send to Mooney.com for their Mooney of the month contest... I bet your ship can earn a title... Thanks for sharing the pics! I like the simple, taxi on an imperfect surface... Mooneys don’t need acres of perfect concrete... Best regards, -a-
    1 point
  30. Sometimes the incredible speed of the Mooney can suck the fuel right out of the tanks! We love to fly......FAST !
    1 point
  31. I have a friend who just turned 97 and has liability insurance on his 210. He also has a 3rd class medical.
    1 point
  32. This is a question for the map keeper, @gsxrpilot He will chime in soon enough if asked nicely.
    1 point
  33. Pop off the cover on the side of the arm rest and tighten the nut. It comes loose with use and you will need to retighten every couple of years.
    1 point
  34. That sucks! The guy that hit me didn't run off, and the cops came and took a report, so I'm 'lucky' in that regard.
    1 point
  35. He's posted here before and answered questions after some of his other vids were cited.
    1 point
  36. Apparently it is a common issue then. I closed the hangar door yesterday and turned them on. With the lines horizontal, the beam, which is an eclipse (reminds me of a cat's eye) has the two foci major axis on the vertical. Thus a good portion of the beam is on the ground right in front of and indeed below the wing and what is out there is very narrow. Obviously turning it to the lines to the vertical will cause a broad beam which is diffused by the width, making it a true taxi light. You're not helping telling me what a PIA those Allen screws represent!
    1 point
  37. Bob Fields Inflatable door seals are amazing. Ask thousands of satisfied customers. Mine was installed in 1987 and still works great. www.aerocessories.aero
    1 point
  38. Everything should have a plan B... All MSers think this way... Their Plans B become more elaborate when IMC is involved... Their power outages become more complex... their is a great thread around here recently on supplying E-power to the avionics bus... done differently in Europe... In the US one of the remote failure modes isn’t covered as well... what happens in flight when. The avionics switch fails... AND the avionics relay fails to close properly... The discussion was.... what does this switch do? Take a look at what you have... compare to what ge
    1 point
  39. From the ‘65C POH... ‘62, ‘63, ‘64 data included. There was an earlier thread about this, I remember because I stuck my foot in my mouth. My royalite trim wheel tower cover has a hole on the left side to access the friction lock screw.
    1 point
  40. Well, I evidently missed that note about the orientation because I checked mine today and the lines are horizontal. I just put them in the way the key was aligned for the incandescents. Maybe that's why I've been unimpressed with them? I'll fix it when I change the lenses but I'm not looking forward to messing with those little allen socket screws again. Skip
    1 point
  41. It should be...... you write the lyrics, I’ll write the melody !!
    1 point
  42. It just proves that your trim system is in great shape. there is supposed to be a trim brake on your trim wheel. Most are missing. It puts spring pressure on a plastic rod that keeps the wheel from doing that. There are a few threads on here about it.
    1 point
  43. I suspected as much. I plan to go down there this coming week, I’ll eat outside, they have a nice big patio.
    1 point
  44. Thanks a lot for your point of view. It definitely helps and supports my original thoughts. I was actually stepping away from this plane but now Im back on it. I will let you guys know how it ended up and post pics when I can call it mine. A very thorough pre buy would be planed anyways to lower the risk as much as I can.
    1 point
  45. @PeteMc, this is the X-Grip, doesnt matter what tablet you go with, chances are it will fit. I use my iPad at home more than my PC, when flying I just put it in the X-Grip, case and all
    1 point
  46. Sent you the email, Greg. I'm glad you're taking this on as Dynon is going to miss out on a lot of business as Mooney owners will be forced to go Garmin for their up-grades if the don't see significant progress coming from Dynon. HDX is fantastic (anyone can PM me for a discussion) but without an AP it's not a complete system. There's a lot more button pushing with modern avionics and that's ok if someone else is flying the plane but I find that hand-flying, and button pushing, in IFR conditions, with ATC giving redirect instructions to be something less than a thrill. We need the AP, Greg
    1 point
  47. The Tiki at KFPR has a Fantastic Breakfast and Lunch.
    1 point

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