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  1. Apollo GPS data updates

    One time update is like $170. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I have one too and I’m up here JAX just north of you. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Off field landing at KSGH

    Absolutely. In less than 5 minutes is academic, but in those few minutes I prefer to actively manage my temps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Off field landing at KSGH

    I have a 67C with an engine monitor. My POH says 26/2600 for cruise climb. I have tested this and WOT climbs at the same speed in the summer here in FL many times. 26/2600 at 120 results in CHTs below 400. WOT/2700 leads to CHTs in the 420-430 range. I don’t care if get to cruise altitude a few minutes earlier at WOT, I’m not going to operate my engine at 430 degrees in a climb. This is a fact of life in carb engines and probably different for the IO360. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. New drop-in LED bulbs from Whelen

    Put them on, get IA to sign logbook entry and forget about it. Keep your old bulbs just in case. It’s what I did. I won a set of NavStrobe Sextant as a door price at the Mooney Summit. Just a bulb replacement like the Whelen but they strobe too (wing tip and tail light) simply by turning them on/off twice within 5 seconds. Much brighter than what I had, the strobe function makes it even more visible, and I’m not losing any sleep over it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. A 6.5 inch iPhone X could work. I went to Best Buy on Black Friday to see if I could get the iPad mini 4 128 Gbyte for $275 but of course they were sold out. The salesperson there said Apple was working on a smaller iPad Pro (smaller than the 10.5 inch model). However, that is a rumor I have not heard before anywhere so I think he might have been making it up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. A Rick Page Photo

    What a great pic. Beautiful airplane too. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I’m sure it’s a matter of personal preference and most of these apps probably offer decent functionality. I’ve been using ForeFlight since it came out and I’m proficient in its use under all conditions. I tried FlyQ for a bit and it was fine but went back to Foreflight which I like better. I’m looking at a panel upgrade in the future and will want an app that can talk to the new boxes. I know Foreflight and Garmin apps will do that but not sure about the others. If Apple discontinues the Mini I may give Garmin a try so I can keep using a small tablet. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Mooney Down near Camp Blanding, FL

    Weather was not great most of the day today. Low ceilings, rain. Flight track does look erratic. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Mooney down this afternoon near Camp Blanding in North Florida. Reports indicate one fatality. Not something you want to hear thanksgiving day. Have not seen a tail number reported yet. If anyone finds something post it here. I live very close by so if I can provide any assistance to the family I’ll be more than glad to assist. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I have not timed Foreflight but I would guess probably around 10 minutes. I have the pro version with VFR/IFR Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. WTB Wing Tips

    Yes, they do look great. I saw them at the Mooney Summit and they look really nice and the price at 2500 was actually less than expected. Those flat wing tips in my bird don’t look nice at all. These would improve the look, provide nice LED strobes, and if we get any performance increase then that’s just extra gravy. I asked if they had done any testing and could share some numbers, but they were just in the process of doing just that Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. AOPA Opinion Leaders Blog

    Great article Jolie. Loved it!! It took me back to the day I got my rating and the incredible sense of accomplishment. Congratulations again. Well done! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. WTB Wing Tips

    I wonder if there will be any performance improvement in term of speed. Induced drag should improve for the older aircraft with the flat tips I would imagine. Maybe 1-2 knots? One can only dream Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. passenger seatbelt of doom

    This! It works. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk