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Hector last won the day on December 20 2014

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  1. Trutrack Update

    Interestingly enough, flying north through central Florida last weekend, ATC asked me what I was tracking to my destination. I had to think whether to give him my heading or GPS track. I responded “tracking xxxx degrees” which was my GPS track but still not sure if he meant heading. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I’m up for that. Let me know! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. This place is awesome. Love to move there some day. Tom took me and Alex around and I fell in love with the place. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I didn't cancel, but I downgraded my subscription to the $9.99 boaters subscription when I got ADSB-in. I like having backups and the cheap boaters subscription still gets me all the METARS and low res radar and a few other things. I think its worth the 9 bucks but would get the basic aviation version if they offered a cheaper package.
  5. Sun n Fun 2018

    I’ll be there Thursday through Sunday Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. I’ve seen up to 50 while doing a run up with the door open and the wind just right. Taxing with the door open 10-25 not unusual. In flight over the last 6 months I see 0-2, mostly zero. Heat on has no effect, still mostly zero. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. LED for Tail

    I have the 40 watt version in your last link. Won them as a door prize at the Mooney Summit. I like them a lot and the strobe function works just fine in my 67C. Certainly brighter than the original bulbs. Best of all, they were free. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Still have a Brittain and would like to keep it working. Occasionally the servo control valve needs to be overhauled and he servos too. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Porpoising leads to gear collapse accident

    I have to say, after 7 years of Mooney ownership averaging 125 hours per year I land my Mooney no different that any other plane I’ve flown. I’m not always perfect with my approach speeds, sometimes I’m a little fast, sometimes with flaps, sometimes without, etc. But what is always consistent is that the tires don’t touch the ground until the wing has run out of lift. I hold the nose up until she’s done flying and settles on the mains. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I have the Accutrack AP and it works really well. In the 7 years I have owned the aircraft the servo control valve has failed twice but not a big deal. Easy removal, sent to Brittain and a week later and a couple of hundred bucks and good as new. If it fails again however, who will fix it? May be the end of the road for this simple AP. Hopefully not but have already started looking at the new alternatives. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. That buckling near the root would be a significant concern for me. Concern that the wing is permanently deformed with areas of high residual stress Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. In memory

    Sorry for your loss. Sounds like Kris was a special lady and will forever be part of your life. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Trim Jackscrew Binding

    Folks, if you are here often enough you inevitably will read stuff you don’t agree with. That being said, let’s keep it civil. Rants that develop into personal attacks just because you don’t agree with someone diminishes the experience for all. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Happy Anniversary Dan. As most here, as soon as I read your story I purchased a Sensorcon detector. It is now part of my scan and can’t imagine flying without it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. My favorite PIper R.I.P.

    Have not had my lab in the Mooney yet, but flew Desi here (PnP) from Cocoa Beach, FL to Charleston, SC. She is deaf and was abused when young but a real sweetheart. Looked out the window the entire time. Needless to say, airplane noise was not a problem for her. By the way, if a deaf dog gets away from you calling her does not work at all[emoji16] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk