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  1. Obviously not at the ramp in front of the FBO but yes the airport will manage and I’m sure the FBO will set up a Mooney parking area. I think Tampa St Pete area will be great for the Mooney gathering. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. In a somewhat unrelated question, is there data to show the aerodynamic drag of the various types of VHF antennas. I believe the circular cross-section antenna the OP has shown pictures of are probably the worst. The blade antennas is better. The 7 antenna even better?? Is the drag improvement worth replacing a dirty whip antenna that is working just fine? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Bob I wished this were true but I can’t imagine Mooney management would be so inept so as to plan a temporary shutdown for the purposes of retooling without leaving even a simple recorded message in their phone system and therefore allowing the entire industry to speculate and announce their demise. I just don’t believe it. If it were true they should all be fired for negligence to their customers. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  5. Tried this today and I have to say first impression is very positive. I keep my plane hangared but when I travel in my home state of Florida, where it rains quite often in the summer, I often come back to my plane and the fuel cap is full of water. This sticks to the wing skin fairly well so I don’t think it will get blown by the wind. Easy and simple solution. Like to see how it holds up in a Florida afternoon thundershower. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. If he is in the avionics business he should better informed Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Beautiful airport with a nice restaurant and great views of the ramp. St Pete is a great town too!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Maybe someone with the ventury setup would be willing to mount a couple of GoPros on the belly, drink lots of coffee, and go fly. Then we’ll know what really happens to the liquids and it will be fun to watch[emoji3][emoji3][emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Sorry and condolences. Very sad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thank you. Useful info. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Before you start making any adjustments to the trim tab I would put the plane on jacks and make sure your gear is rigged properly. If one side is hanging down a little lower than the other the asymmetric drag could be your problem. Even that turns out to be fine I think I would let a knowledgeable Mooney mechanic check the overall rigging of the plane. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Wash airplane. Use Meguires 105 ultra cut compound with a variable speed polisher (porter cable 6-inch 7424xp). After you do the entire airplane, repeat with Meguires 205 polishing compound. Repeat a final time with good quality wax. It will be a lot of work but it will look damn good. This will remove the oxidation and restore the finish. If the paint is just too far gone then there may not be much you can do. Try the above in a small section. I think you will be surprised how well it works. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. You can also just buy aftermarket yokes. I don’t have these but a friend has them in his F model and I like them. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. KHEG in Jacksonville Florida. I pay $300 for a nice metal 42’ hangar. Bifold doors and electricity included. Nice GA airport with friendly folks. Larger hangars available. Waiting list to get a hangar but the wait time is not long (months not years) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk