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  1. neilpilot

    Electric Fuel Pump Abuse

    Maybe the next time you go to start your C, assuming it's not bitterly cold, you should try starting it without using your electric pump. Just work the primer and see if it doesn't start relatively easily. That might make you reconsider carrying a spare pump.
  2. My observation described above goes beyond the expected advantage of XM over ADSB radar depiction, i.e. that XM paints a higher quality image. From my experience specific to the flight down to Summit in late September, the cells positions indicated by ADSB were significantly delayed relative to XM. If I didn't have XM on that flight, and relied entirely on ADSB, the radar imagry would have been grossly misleading.
  3. Well I must be doing something wrong. Except for having trouble finding out how I can pay my annual invoice online, I've had no issues with Jepps data for my GNS430W over the past decade. Now Comcast is another story.....
  4. Guess we've been lucky. Haven't had a problem with XM weather service or billing. On several recent flights with significant weather I've compared ADSB to XM, and the ADSB radar was definitely inferior. On the flight down to Panama City for the Summit, I flew through a relatively weak segment of a strong cold front near Montgomery to get on the east side before continuing south. Based on 4 inputs (XM, ADSB, Stormscope and visual) the ADSB image was substandard since it not only painted a partial picture but seemed to include a much greater delay than XM. The weather was where XM showed it, and not where it was depicted on my ADSB.
  5. neilpilot

    Mooney fuel tank oulet

    Can the OP confirm that the aircraft is N5566Q, a 65E? I ask because this aircraft was substantially damaged in a landing incident back in 1984, and it would be interesting if the subsequent repairs included modification to the fuel system. As an aside, this aircraft registration expired in 2012/3 and has been deregistered.
  6. The 22 new approaches are lists in the "Latest US LPV & LV Approach" excel sheet.
  7. neilpilot

    Electric Fuel Pump Abuse

    Well as posted above it's my 65C that has a single indicator light for 3 items (fuel pump, landing light and pitot heat). I can see there might be an issue for a pilot that leaves the light and/or pitot heat on with some frequency. I do not, and that single indicator light has worked well as a reminder to switch off any or all of those 3 items.
  8. neilpilot

    Electric Fuel Pump Abuse

    Maybe not for you, but it sure works for me. I rarely forget to switch the pump off, and typically will notice higher fuel pressure first, but the indicator light has been effective as well. I also only use it on engine start.
  9. neilpilot

    Electric Fuel Pump Abuse

    Our 65C has a yellow indicator lamp in the toggle switch row that lights when the fuel pump, pitot heat and/or landing light are energized. Not sure how it was installed, and what breaker it might have replaced.
  10. neilpilot

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  11. neilpilot

    Left mag check kills engine

    Maybe it's obvious and I'm having a bad day, but what does this mean? When switch is set to "R", isn't it running (or dying) on the right?
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  13. neilpilot

    Fuel Sender Problem

    Roger, why would you "report the problem to the FAA"? What's the purpose? Is your M20E even registered?
  14. neilpilot

    Left mag check kills engine

    When you say "it was fine in the air" did you do a mag check enroute. If you didn't, I suggest you consider the value of doing a mag check under power. That will generally give you more information on the health of your mags (and wires) than the pre-flight mag check.
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    radio problem

    DaveB - maybe it would be helpful if you mentioned what mode;l nav/com is misbehaving. Do you have other radios that maintained steady power indication during this period? Are you certain that the nav/com is fully inserted into it's tray?