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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
    4 points
  2. Lot's of flying recently. IFR training flights on the 20th, 24th, and 27th. You can read about those flights over in my training thread or on my blog. In between I squeezed a short 15 minute flight on the 26th over to KRAL after work for some less expensive fuel and to see what it looks like outside the plane when you are flying. Yesterday afternoon after my morning IFR training flight my wife and I took her sister-in-law for her first small plane flight along the coast down to KSEE for a late lunch. The smallest plane she had previously been in was a 12 passenger puddle
    4 points
  3. What you're missing is when it's time for you to get your shot, do it. You time will come, likely before summer is up. Do it. The antivaxxers are misinformed, misconstrued, and generally nuts. You don't want COVID. It can wipe you and and cause long-lasting symptoms that can be devastating. Get the vaccine, whichever one they offer you. They all work, and they're all safe. Whatever side effect you get from the vaccine are nothing compared to the 'rona.
    3 points
  4. What most likely happened was the plane landed behind the car, hit it from behind with the right wing and spun around in front of the car. That's where the video starts.
    3 points
  5. I've been studying internal combustion engine technology lately. I ran across this quote from Charles Fayette Taylor's Internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice (Vol 2, p 361): "For engines where fuel supply is not restricted and bore is less than about 6 in., the chief reason for choosing a Diesel engine as an alternative to a spark-ignition engine is fuel economy and fuel cost. Unsupercharged, the Diesel engine is heavier, larger, considerably more expensive, rougher and noisier than a spark-ignition engine of equal power, and it generally requires more sophisticated maintenanc
    3 points
  6. Well, if you really want to lose sleep, start thinking about the single points of failure in the engine
    3 points
  7. My wife and I were headed there today till I saw the winds at CMA: KCMA 281655Z 07027G39KT 10SM CLR 17/M12 A3017 RMK AO2 PK WND 07042/1625 SLP223 T01721117 KCMA 281555Z 07028G41KT 10SM CLR 16/M11 A3015 RMK AO2 PK WND 07041/1549 SLP218 T01611111 Winds like that might be pushing patio dining - although last time I went winds were in the 20's and their protected patio dining area was fine. But with those gust and reports of Severe and Extreme turbulence down low in the vicinity of SMO and CNO along with a SIGMET for Severe Turbulence my wife and I went out for some cardio mountain bik
    3 points
  8. Either +5 extra credit for being the first on MS to show a double integral, or -5 for same. Gotta refer this one to the Dean of Mooneyspace, @carusoam.
    3 points
  9. One possibility is he hit the car that was moving much slower with his righting tip, that could have pulled the aircraft around 90 degrees to the right?
    2 points
  10. I had a somewhat similar incident in my first K model in 2003. The engine quit after a cylinder barrel blew apart. There was no open terrain around and I decided to land on a road. The road started out as a divided highway, but after I dodged some high tension wires the road transitioned to undivided highway with one lane in each direction. I was carrying enough speed that I realized I would hit the back of a pickup truck at the point of touchdown. I was able to pop up and just clear the roof of the pickup before passing through an intersection and landing "normally". I even had a green
    2 points
  11. the last two pages have reminded me of the question ,should little Timmy get vacinated?
    2 points
  12. I just aim for whatever gives me 8-8.5gph and 120kias depending on altitude. The M20J just really likes 120kias. It's a little faster than Carson's speed, it provides a good level of quiet and comfort, and the pitch provides good visibility. Slower, and the nose gets pitched up too high. I use 120kias in the climb, cruise, and descent. That requires full power and target egt in the climb, power back some in descent but I use a shallow one at 300fpm, and 8gph LOP in cruise. For xcountry, weather permitting I try to go high enough that 120kias provides maximum ktas. In terms of RPM, it
    2 points
  13. @MikeOH you are correct. Here's a great example of the alternative to the transistor in avionics:
    2 points
  14. The transistor has made this possible. Here's a, frankly, incomprehensible statistic regarding that technology: In 1965 there was one transistor produced per person per year. In 2017 there was 56,000,000,000 produced per person per year. And the cost of one transistor is 1000 times less than the cost of a single grain of rice. Cite: https://www.darrinqualman.com/global-production-transistors/
    2 points
  15. I can't speak for the electrical schematic of a 68 F model but on the '67 C (at least mine anyway) the aux CB controls every switch above the pilot's left knee (fuel pump,pitot heat, lights etc) the original power relay is grounded through the master switch. I thought about adding avionics master switch but just adding a separate bus for avionics bus in my mind would be adding another point electrical of failure. Unless I wanted to get into the great expense and weight gain to do it properly. it probably wouldn't be worth it just my opinion. Electrical failure could happen regardle
    2 points
  16. Nice video, Paul. As you can see, the seat back attach points on yours are different than in the picture @PhateX1337 posted. All I can figure is that the idea was to move the rear seat back aft about 2.5 inches when upright giving a little more back seat room at the expense of complicating the fold down procedure. Skip
    2 points
  17. Ha! I think this is basically what dawned on me. I didn’t understand this particular failure mode until I dug into it. By itself it’s a little scary to me, but it also got me wondering what else I don’t know. A bit of ignorance is bliss, but too much might be an NTSB finding.
    2 points
  18. We went the opposite direction Saturday afternoon, going down to Gillespie for a late lunch.
    2 points
  19. I’ll let you know how it turns out. I plan to follow up this week.
    2 points
  20. Look familiar? Yeah, three of us parked long enough to order so when we landed after formating we didn’t have to wait in line for our food. We also met Chad, a new M20F owner I hope makes it to our MS community. Waypoint is a fantastic restaurant, but the downside can be the crowds...”number 4 cleared to land behind the yellow gyroplane” is NOT what you want to hear when setting up your flight for a safe break to landing.
    2 points
  21. You can strive to reach true redundancy but in the end there is always a single point of failure. We have one engine and usually one pilot. I guess the goal is to reduce the risk as much as possible.
    2 points
  22. Notice that I did not say that experience isn't important. Actually what works the best is having a pilot to mentor with. I do that for dozens of pilots from a weather perspective. Scaring the hell out of yourself is a BAD approach to learning. In fact, it teaches you nothing. When I hear "older" pilots say things to "younger" pilots such as, "just get out there and fly in some real weather and you will figure it out" is when I turn away and shake my head. It has and will always be a recipe for disaster. In my 40+ years, I have heard it all and have talked to thousands of pilots abo
    2 points
  23. You can visually inspect the stops yourself. Remove the inspection panel under the left horizontal stabilizer (see photo). Look inside, up, and forward. See photo- red circle is one of the stops (the other is forward of it), the green arrow points to the structure that it hits to stop its movement.
    1 point
  24. Update from earlier today: Cylinder 2 injector removed and cleaned (no visible sign of debris) and the fuel line from the distributor to that injector was also disconnected and had high pressure air put through it to clear out anything that might have been causing a blockage. Also, the area was inspected for any fuel staining that might have indicated a fuel leak and fortunately there was none. All put back together, fired up and flew for about 40 minutes. Delighted to say that smooth LOP operation has now been restored and it seems like some miniscule blockage of the GAMIjector was the likely
    1 point
  25. Well Mooney made me two new shafts for my C model that will allow for the 201 style yokes. Got them delivered and my mechanic fit everything up, now getting the yokes recovered at Aerocomfort.
    1 point
  26. A BFR no longer exists - everything is a flight review these days. ac_61-98c.pdf
    1 point
  27. There is a hot wire for the clock in my schematics, so find your clock and see if that connection is there.
    1 point
  28. hi everyone! thanks soo much for all the support! we've not been waiting for that surprise, thanks so much again and again! (especially to you @carusoam such a nice person you are! here is a bit of our (sekomel) story: we'r both first officers at turkish airlines currently, I fly (seko) b777 while my wife (mel) flies b37. we'r both graduated from turkish airlines aviation academy - I did my trainee in ireland and she did it in turkey- and we've met in university (knowing each other since 2007) aviation is one of our big passion in our lives so we've been trying hard to buy
    1 point
  29. I had a ground power switch installed that bypasses the master and provides power to the basic radios.
    1 point
  30. If I had an all electric panel with modern avionics, I would ditch the avionics bus. The only reason for it is to supposedly protect electronics from voltage spikes during engine start up and shut down. I seriously doubt it was really ever necessary but it certainly isn’t necessary with modern electronics. As the Surefly team found out, there are voltage spikes on the power bus of many airplanes during normal operation. Skip
    1 point
  31. It sure seems like Mooney made the folding seat mechanism worse in later models. Here is a short video of how they work in my 1987 M20K 252. There is no need or ability to move the seat back or detach it. It folds down flush without leaving any gap behind the seat. It makes a nice flat, level floor that is from the rear of the baggage floor to the front edge of the spar.
    1 point
  32. The same one that is probably going to be used for the bravo. Hartzell 3 blade top prop for the acclaim type S, ovation, and eagle.
    1 point
  33. It not really that difficult to import from the US, it’s a process, we’re doing a newer Cirrus as we speak. Aside from the usual measures before actually buying the airplane, a fresh Annual inspection in the US and issuance of an Export C of A by an FAA DAR, will void the need for another Annual in Canada. Most FAA 337’s have been accepted in my experience. The real difficulty is that most US logs and paperwork are a mess and require work to correct. Happy to help out, pm me. Clarence
    1 point
  34. small screw under the sprocket to rotate to increase friction on the wheel.
    1 point
  35. I have a friend who just turned 97 and has liability insurance on his 210. He also has a 3rd class medical.
    1 point
  36. They need English subtitles.
    1 point
  37. 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
  38. I agree- it is amazing the technology we have today compared to what was in our birds. And that 21.2 lb DME could probably toast bread!
    1 point
  39. I have about 20 hours with mine but no hard IMC yet. Mine replaced the AI and as such has worked well. However, the AV-30-C AI can also display the DG across the top, and keeping it "accurate" with the whiskey compass is a game in itself. Since I don't need it, I instead display the GPS heading in the same spot just because. Due to insufficient research on my part prior to purchase (I simply relied on uAvionix's webpage for info), I was not fully aware of the precession issue and have quite a bit of egg on my face. Like @Jakes Simmons I still like the company a lot and am eagerly awai
    1 point
  40. Often if there isn't a torque spec indicated for the specific item, there's a general torque spec for the particular fastener size. In the M20J maintenance manual sections 5-20-01 is dedicated to this. I don't know if it is the same in other manuals.
    1 point
  41. This is the best thing ever. I have one on each yoke. They hold ipads just fine, and they don't fall during turbulence. Scosche Magicmount. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/scosche-magicmount-universal-vehicle-mount-black/9701232.p?skuId=9701232
    1 point
  42. Take it apart, See what kind of lamp it has, buy one from Digikey, Replace it, reassemble and go fly.
    1 point
  43. Hang glider, so no fuel to catch fire... only reason I can think of
    1 point
  44. @apenney clean the inside of the convoluted tubing and filler door connection very well with isopropyl alcohol and let dry. Coat filler door with a layer of Dow Corning RTV Sealant 732 (color of your choice), install convoluted tubing, tighten hose clamp and allow to cure.
    1 point
  45. Oh, yes, if you don’t have a jumper. As I recall, there should be a sheet metal “U” tab that bridges one of the shock mounts. Would certainly not hurt to add one....even if one already exists.
    1 point
  46. They're hoping to be big in the Canadian and other markets that require Diversity ADS-B units. It will be interesting to see if they really can do it in that small of a package.
    1 point
  47. Ah...... YES. We get a LOT of nice flying days up here. Yes we get winter, but my flight time has never been much different winter vs summer, especially after getting TKS. And to be clear, I've flown behind 4 different TKS equipped planes, 3 inadvertent, one Known Icing (My M20K Rocket, two Bonanzas, and my Lancair Propjet) and the only one that ever failed on me in icing conditions was the FIKI one ! My Rocket had the same dispatch ability in the U.P. as my Turbine. I routinely flew over the lakes in the flight levels, with glide to land ability (by a LOT) from mid point
    1 point
  48. I'm not against vaccines, I was vaccinated as a child in the early 50's. Nothing since. I've never had a flu shot either (wife did and she damn near died)! At my age I'm going to pass on this one also. I've been around this world more times than I can count and only had a couple of head colds. Growing up on a ranch and currently ranching, maybe I've developed "heard immunity" LOL. Oh well, I'm glad I'm retired! "Beijing Uses Anal Swabs To Detect COVID-19 Strains" Have fun boys and girls.
    1 point
  49. To interject a little humor during these most difficult times........ A87C4487-650C-464D-9D27-4EC408833FD9.mov
    1 point

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