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Hector last won the day on May 12 2019

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  1. You can also remove the back seat and have more storage space Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I know a piper owner that has the aerocruze hooked up to a panel mounted aera660. Works pretty well other than he has no coupled vertical guidance for approaches. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. I have posted about this before. The folks that do full reseals are well known. The folks that are good at finding leaks and patching, not so much. Wish we had a list of the latter here at MooneySpace. Any AP should be able to do it, but most are not willing to try it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Of course you can. No better place to get lots of info about your future Mooney. We have folks that joint us even though they no longer fly a Mooney Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Welcome. I’m based out of KHEG, and work at NAS Jacksonville. Friday will be a practice day for the Blue Angels with limited audience. Be on the lookout for that TFR when you come in Friday. KHEG is very close to NAS JAX Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Switched to FF logbook a while back and I no longer keep a paper copy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. The NOAA C-130J filed a PIREP. “Turbulence Severe-Extreme” must be a wild ride!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. The NOAA C-130J filed a PIREP. “Turbulence Severe-Extreme” must be a wild ride!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. For the C model it is 2500 RPM. Not sure if Mooney used different RPM for different models. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. The elf gps has long battery life and works well as a BT gps for iPad. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I can only speak about my personal experience flying a Trutrak in a Cherokee. It is far better than the Britain Accutrak I have in my C. I can preset the altitude I want to climb to and the rate of climb and course before I take off. After takeoff I engage the AP and it climbs to my preset altitude at the rate I asked for. It has envelope protection so if you ask for a rate of climb that it can’t deliver it will not stall. It holds altitude very well and follows the GPS on the magenta line. It does not have a heading bug but you can dial in whatever GPS course you want. In my experience It does not make much of a difference. If ATC tells me to turn heading 090 I just dial in 090 course in the TruTrak and I get no complains. On occasion I’ll make just a minor change in the course I set because I know the winds so I’ll dial in a few degrees left or right of the heading given by ATC to compensate. Only do this if the x-wind is significant. Most time I don’t bother. It also shoots an LPV approach well. Yes, it is not approved below 700 but the AP doesn’t know that so it will fly the approach to the numbers. I don’t do a lot of IFR so for my C it is all I need. The GFC500 is a better AP without question and probably the better choice for some airplanes and mission, but at less than half the installed cost it will do fine for me. The only unknown fir me is whether it will perform just as well in a Mooney as it does on a Cherokee. At this point I have no reason to suspect otherwise but I will wait for the first real reviews. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I think most of us have done that if you fly long enough. I assume you had takeoff flaps and so you didn’t hurt anything, specially if you are climbing. Once you go to your cruise altitude you probably noticed the airplane just wasn’t going as fast as usual with the extra drag. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I fly to Miami to see my mom. I use KTMB for convenience but pay $25/day tie down. If you are staying for more than a few days probably better off paying the monthly tie down fee. You can work something out with the FBO. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. I have flown my friend’s Cherokee 140 with it. I found it to be very intuitive and it performed very nicely for a basic AP. In just about an hour of playing with it I felt pretty comfortable. The coupled GPS approach worked really well also. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. This one is only 20 feet wide. Summerland Key airport FD51. Not really a problem. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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