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  1. Wrote up some more details in my blog here.
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  2. By far my biggest vice is "it wont happen to me". I look back at myself with 250....500...750 hours and realized some of the stuff I used to do that was plain stupid and took me another 750 hours of experience to realize it. And I'm not talking about plainly stupid stuff like buzzing a house at 50AGL or loading 6 friends into a 4-seater- just regular day-to-day stuff that you don't realize. I've got a good story of how I don't blast off on a spontaneous night flight anymore and got a rude wake-up call, but that's something I'll only tell in-person over a cold one. Tomorrow I'm headed to Fli
    3 points
  3. The Bravo formerly known as N64HK is sporting a beautiful new paint job, shown here visiting KFXE.
    2 points
  4. Well, I don't find the last statement to be true in my 231. First, yes, a turbo is an exhaust driven turbine, not quite accurate to say it is heat driven. What is it about the heat that drives the turbine, as opposed to the exhaust flow through the turbine. The exhaust flow is hot, of course, but if you blew an equal mass of cold air through at an equal velocity, the turbine would generate the same work. More importantly though, the degrees LOP vs. ROP is a difference in EGT, it is not a difference in CHT. The CHT's generally run quite a bit cooler at 25 LOP than at 50 ROP. It is the CHTs we
    2 points
  5. Wingologist may still be able to work with the STC owner and still install the LR tanks. At least that’s how he made it sounds 3 weeks ago on the phone. https://wetwingologistseast.com/
    2 points
  6. This is why my right hand is on the center bar above the glare shield on take off. It's very unlikely that my throttle/prop/mixture vernier controls will move by themselves, or quickly in any case. And there will be lots of indicators if they do start to move at all. But the seat letting go, would be an instant event.
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  7. Reminiscent of Scott's post a while back "a nasty icing signature." The big difference is the big dry zone before we get to the inversion, suggesting that there isn't that much moisture to be trapped, and the temperature -30C. The saturation mixing ratio analysis doesn't seem applicable at 15k feet here. Interesting that you/Scott cut the CAPE from the numbers box. Looking at the chart the moist adiabat line would be to the right of the actual red temp line...i.e. instability...chance of convective clouds reaching 15k, hence icing possible? Robert PS: love these puzzles
    2 points
  8. Now that your bird is fixed I guess they can reopen Oshkosh Airventure!
    2 points
  9. @ basically $3k avg for just the kit, you’d have to sell 34 sets just to pay for the STC, can’t see that happening. Hoping Jose recovers - strokes are no joke... -Don
    2 points
  10. Unless it is really in very bad shape, there are two routes: 1. Send it to Aerocomfort as Anthony @carusoam suggests. Hector will patch it and cover it and it will look very nice. However, doing that from France may be expensive and time consuming. 2. Repair it yourself. This isn't really all that difficult. It is made of ABS plastic. The glareshield is made of two parts. You can remove the underside by working it free with a putty knife and/or long bladed knife inserted between the two parts. Obtain some ABS sheet plastic and repair any damaged flat areas by gluing pieces of sheet
    2 points
  11. 39 CFIs so far on the list. Waiting on responses from a couple of folks on their model info and I’ll be cleaning up the list to post and send to @gsxrpilotfor the map.
    2 points
  12. Drinks is a nice way of saying cocktails
    2 points
  13. Holy smokes. I promise to get you updated! I am currently in Costa Rica and will probably clean up the list and be ready to post a good list here real soon for those looking for transition training and beyond. thank y’all so much for all the support and now I hope to see those folks buying new to them Mooney’s with a good resource to find an instructor to help.
    2 points
  14. Spar Splice is in front of the rear seat, middle of the floor. Just where folks spill drinks in the back ;o)
    2 points
  15. Somehow I'm the only one here who self-identified in the survey thus far as having a resignation problem. In my defense, I'm not quite as bad off as this guy
    2 points
  16. 316 from my faith. AA, wife's initials.
    2 points
  17. The G5 HSI can also do this with an OAT sensor.
    1 point
  18. I had dual G5s and the GFC500 autopilot installed and it wasn't much more than two GI-275s and keeping the old autopilot. I've seen numbers around $15k for a dual GI-275 install. A G5 HSI with 29B is about $3k worth of hardware and figure probably another $3k for install. You need the temp widget for winds and TAS I think either way. I have it and get both on the G5s. The path you propose will take longer and cost you more in the end. I have a whole KFC-225 system in a box including the KI-256 if you need any pieces to support this upgrade plan.
    1 point
  19. My article was mentioned in RH's special segment with Max Trescot on ODPs.
    1 point
  20. PDC is not CPDLC CPDLC is great for oceanic flights where the alternative is HF going through airinc. I dont think its necessary for GA flights where you are in VHF comms.
    1 point
  21. The sound at idle is different. It's different somewhat quieter tone. I'll include There is a distinct sound difference at idle. Both Erik and I noticed that. It's softer but also simply a lower tone - maybe the "scooping" or flexing in of the prop. It is smoother though I used to dynamically balance my prop so it was smooth anyway (but this is smoother) and the pitch changes are faster than a metal prop because it's lighter. I'll write more in the further write ups to come. Yes! I hope to see many of you at Mooney Summit in our "new normal" that should be here by October.
    1 point
  22. Story of why my airplane is named Hank: I purchased it using a broker from Hank Williams III. Son of Hank Williams Jr. Son of Hank Williams. This is why our Hank feels the airplane is named after him! The first time my wife, then girlfriend at the time took a flight with me in "Hank" she said "Hank wanna fly" during the takeoff roll. She said she could feel the power increase compared to my former 1967 M20F. Here's some information on Hank Williams III https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Williams_III Also, the airplane is know as "Lady Luck V." My paternal grandfa
    1 point
  23. I am not a big three-blade prop fan boy. I think they look kinda dumb. But THAT... the quad... looks bad ass.
    1 point
  24. Tom, That’s the point of my paragraph... The FAA has set hard lines... JPI clearly followed exactly what the FAA said to do... Back in the day, our needles wobbled and everyone accepted the fact that needles wobble... Nobody bothered to discuss that our mechanical controls over things like MP and RPM are not exact during changes... they can overshoot, undershoot, and can be decreasing sinusoids... Today we have an instrument that is sensitive enough to detect and alarm when the needle wobbles 0.1 rpm over the redline... and only stays there for a micro second...
    1 point
  25. Thank you all, replacement with a A-7512-12 was successful!
    1 point
  26. I thought the lines need to cross to have clouds? The sky should be clear, unless I have my lines backward and it is solid clouds the whole way up...
    1 point
  27. I did look at gyroplane. Most seem to have a 170lb weight limit. Don’t thjnk any amount of eating wheat grass would get me there.
    1 point
  28. The prop Governor needs adjustment.
    1 point
  29. @carusoam I was the one that found the broken arm rest after delivering it to Como from central California, and I wish it was working after 8+ hours enroute... But, we'll get it fixed this weekend during the checkout flight.
    1 point
  30. Here's what my A&P friends tell me: Mooney's are not the easiest plane to work on and sometimes work takes a little longer than on a Cessna or Piper especially if you have to get behind the instrument panel on a later model. And, Mooney owners have a reputation for ...how do I say this politely ... being, er, frugal. So, unless the owner specifies that they want all the stuff removed, a lot of shops won't to avoid arguing over the cost of the labor when the owner gets the bill. I think the reasonable thing to do is discuss the options with the owner. In my case I had the ADF removed i
    1 point
  31. If you look at the breakdown of your premium, you'll see their biggest concern is paying for damage to your airplane. That's still more about loss of control, takeoffs and landings, and low-level maneuvering than pressing buttons.
    1 point
  32. The SVS is really easy to remove. A piece of cake on the engine side. If you removed the whole vacuum system , you only need to cap the firewall and the hole in the intake side. the SVS cable inside behind the firewall is a little more involved the vacuum system behind the firewall is a lot more involved to be done right i understand the shop reluctance. It sounds easy from an owner standpoint to just remove 1 item. But very often, it involves taking out seats, avionics stacks , .... to have access
    1 point
  33. What causes the pressure?
    1 point
  34. These discussions come up periodically and usually many parameters and mods are discussed. Bang for the buck 1. Proper rigging is number one to start with. 2. Rearward CG 3. A clean and waxed plane 4. Old antennae’s removed 5. Better air filter....works! And adds at least 1/2 inch of MP I can confirm 1/2 inch but seems like even more higher up. http://donaldsonaerospace-defense.com/library/files/documents/pdfs/007217.pdf 6. Make sure engine mounts are not sagging and engine is aligned properly. The above will yield collectively 5 knots and quite po
    1 point
  35. The 150 is worse. I never practiced full flap stalls with students jn the 150 because if they couldn’t retract we couldn’t get back home. Cessna later removed the 40 degrees of flaps
    1 point
  36. I finally made an account!! I was the one who peeled and removed all the black foam. There seems to be confusion about glue and self stick. Just to clarify, the tan/brown glue you are seeing in the pictures my husband posted has nothing to do with the black foam, it is residual glue from the original fiberglass installation (this glue would not come off with anything I tried, however all the fiberglass was removed). The black foam was self-stick. That being said, the black foam is very different than the approved Mooney foam kit. The Mooney foam kit is significantly more porous and light a
    1 point
  37. The equation used to get BSFC is different depending on whether the engine is running LOP or ROP. On one side Fuel Flow matters and is part of the equation, on the other side it doesn't. Therefore it doesn't make sense to add either numbers to the chart. The chart can be read completely and appropriately using the numbers provided. But as @bluehighwayflyer said, I know how it works and how to use it. I cruise my turbo 252 in the flight levels somewhere between 20° and 30° LOP and enjoy a 35% fuel savings for only a 10% speed penalty. It also keeps my cylinders cool and my turbo happy.
    1 point
  38. Well, I can think of five...six if I had an O vs. an IO.
    1 point
  39. I found out this guy is a pilot, so this is aviation related............ Listen women.mp4
    1 point
  40. Did you order Qty. 4 of the Parmetheus Pro (the lower light in @OSUAV8TER's post above)? If so, that light is only made in one form...it doesn't have a taxi and landing versions like its predecessors. You will be SO impressed with the Pro's performance...a few pics below of my install last year.
    1 point
  41. Propeller efficiency is affected by airspeed as well as rpm. Here's a good paper on the subject. cruise_propeller_efficiency_screen.pdf
    1 point
  42. Not sure if its the same as the one that came on my ovation, but be careful when you take the bulb out. That colored lens will suddenly liberate itself from the wing tip and if it hits the floor it will cost you $40-80 depending on how good you are at ebay.
    1 point
  43. In regards to climb, someone on here did analysis and came up with the "Vz" climb as most efficient. Basically it's max power and up to cruise altitude as quickly as possible while maintaining 120kias in the climb. Don't power back in the climb. More time climbing has an adverse affect on efficiency. However, too high an airspeed add parasitic drag as well. So essentially you still maintain Carson's speed in the climb and you use excess power to climb quickly. I did some of my own experimentation to find the same to hold true for the descent stage of a trip as well. Most Mooney guys are i
    1 point
  44. lights on order, supported one of our supporters on Mooney space, 2 landing lights and 2 taxi lights, since there are 2 lights in each wing, down loaded how to do article, thanks for MSC support and don't have to spend 750 on rewire. and use half the power. SEX DOES SELL
    1 point
  45. It wasn’t me. I started to install my LEDs but discovered my hands were too big and clumsy to work through the opening so I let an MSC do it
    1 point
  46. The webcams they have around the US are also a really nice touch.
    1 point
  47. A separate GPSS box is not all that expensive... Many are being thrown to the curb while other displays are getting updated... Best regards, -a-
    1 point
  48. Here are a couple vids that show some basic fastener performance under transverse vibration. Not every fastener experiences transverse vibration, but it's often considered the worst case as it apparently is the most likely type of vibration to undo a fastener. This one compares split washers and star-toothed lock wshers and shows they're basically the same in these conditions.
    1 point
  49. Ok good luck restoring your files, please let us know when the factory is up and running again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point

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