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  1. Email sent. I contributed and want a down lock block Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Hector,

    I am interested in getting my Brittain to follow my garmin 430 waas. The P/C works well and the Brittain follows the CDI neddle on my VOR number two. Would the accuflite with heading bug DG that you never installed do this? If you are interested in selling it, let me know. I have a M20 C 1068 I absolutely love. Has Turbo and oxygen - been over the rockies in her.

    Bill Bond, Minnesota

  3. Congrats ALex!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. KBOW is good, friendly FBO, cheap gas, very close to SnF Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Very sad!!! I think I met them during a Florida lunch group meet up. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Wow. Been there a number of times on my way to or from the keys as a fuel stop ( gas is expensive in the keys). Anybody know how long the blue crab season is? Might need to make a run. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Tight fit but after you do it a few times it’s easy and you don’t need to spill a drop of oil. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. This. The rest is fairly low risk but if you screw up the fuel strainer in particular you will have a very bad day. Get someone to show you how to do this properly before you attempt to do it yourself. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. David, thank you for the report and I have one question. By any chance do you know if you can do the flight plan transfer via connect (Bluetooth) while at the same time show weather and traffic on ForeFlight via wifi from a stratus3 for example? I’m actually considering the GNC355 because I already have ADS-b in/out. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. We use MAUS ultrasonics scan to inspect F/A-18 wings skins (composite) for voids, disbonds, delaminations. It is not unusual to find some voids or small areas of delamination but these can be tracked to see if they grow. Inspections can be put in place to ensure safety. Cirrus could, if they want to, institute a fleet leader program at some point through their dealer network whereby they inspect high time aircraft to see how well the composite structure is aging and use the data to extend the life limit. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Flight bag. Always with me no matter which airplane I fly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. There is no documented fatigue life limit for Mooneys. There are also some very high time Mooney’s out there with no evidence or findings of fatigue cracks in critical structure. Most of the aluminum structure is 2024-T3 which has excellent ductility and the steel tube structure is lightly stressed. The killer for Mooney’s is corrosion. If you can keep corrosion under control the airplane will outlast you. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Most aluminum casting alloys can be welded, but welding aluminum takes some skill. Do I want to take the chance the mechanic who is doing the welding has the required training/certification? Frankly, I rather have a new part machined from a superior alloy. The first one lasted 50 years. The new updated part using a superior alloy will be the last one I will buy with little risk and piece of mind. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Agree David. Need to figure out what it is made of. If it’s an aluminum casting I can almost guarantee that 7050 will be superior but the drawing will need to specify the grain orientation as the the properties of this machined part can vary depending which axis you pick (anisotropic material). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. If we can determine the alloy for the original part we can certainly come up with an improved alternate. If we can’t find documentation to determine original alloy then we’ll need to have it tested (chemical composition, hardness, conductivity). I may be able to help if it comes to that Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk