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    1965 M20C

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  1. At our last annual the mechanic repaired a very small oil leak, more of a seepage really. It happens and is no big deal.
  2. Post corrected. 1962 and 1963 C models are listed. Either one would be a whole lot better than the one the OP is looking at.
  3. My humble opinion is to keep looking. The positive factors do not make up for the sad fact this plane has been sitting outside and has not been operated regularly. There simply is no substitute for dry indoor storage and frequent use. Just for grins I looked at C’s on Controller. Here is one for just a few dollars more, and looks a whole lot better. Here’s another one. Also, you might find more airplanes for sale as the weather gets warmer. Good luck!
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    STEC-30 Altitude Hold

    This happened with our STEC a little while ago. The pitch servo probably needs to be repaired or overhauled. Your avionics tech will most likely need to send the servo to Genesys
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    Changing Tires based on age

    Point taken, but in the manual there is no criteria for replacement based on time-in-service, only based on actual tire condition.
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    Changing Tires based on age

    According to Goodyear: “Age is not an indicator of tire serviceability. Goodyear aircraft tires or tubes have no “expiration date” as long as all service criteria (Section 4 of this manual), visual criteria (Section 5), or individual customer-imposed restrictions are met.”
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    Garmin GTX33ES STC

    I stand corrected, and thanks for the clarification. However, I would still be very concerned that Mike’s IA didn’t fully advise him about the legalities before the installation. If I were having it done, I would expect to have all the paperwork completed when I picked the plane up.
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    Garmin GTX33ES STC

    Mike, At the risk of overstating the point, I would suggest that you delete this thread and go back to your IA for a serious discussion. Maybe get a second opinion. If you go and do anything with a “borrowed” STC, such as try to sell your plane or have it inspected by another IA, you might be in for a rude surprise. Good luck.
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    M20F Fuel Stick - I know I know

    Air Parts of Lock Haven:
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    A&P North East Arkansas

    Jewell Aviation in Kennett, MO has done the annual inspections on our Mooney for several years, and they have a good engine shop. They will know what to look for.
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    Flying into AVL, Asheville NC

    I have flown in those mountains many times but never landed at AVL. There is no special experience required. You may encounter some wave action when the wind is blowing, and turbulence, especially in the afternoons. If you look on the Sectional you will see a warning about turbulence in the vicinity of Mt. Mitchell. This would be mainly on the lee side, which should not be a factor for you going into AVL. Safe travels.
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    Replacement Capacitor?

    1965 C. Thanks.
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    Replacement Capacitor?

    It appears to be a “Sangamo Type 500” if that helps narrow it down
  14. I’ve flown a couple different rental planes with the full G1000 set up, and quite a number of hours over the last 5 years in our C equipped with steam gauges, including a King slaved HSI driven by a Garmin 430W. The glass is lovely and very useful. But for me, the HSI is the most important instrument on the panel for IFR flying. If you don’t already have one, it makes sense to go ahead and get that capability with glass.
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    Nose gear shimmy

    How old is your tire? We had the same issue, and it was solved by installing a new one.