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  1. I’ve used them for all but one Mooney annual since 1995. A positive experience.
  2. Very easy to do....when I slide the seat all the way forward there was amply access to all sender screws. Not even close to being blocked by the seat frame.
  3. "Visualize the sender"? What does that mean? I was able to remove both senders on our 65C, left & right, without seat removal.
  4. Unless it's a vintage Mooney with manual gear and a worn locking block
  5. Also had one mag come loose in my E for the same reason, a few hours after an MSC ( not LASAR) completed my annual back in 2001. Noticed oil pooling on my nose gear.
  6. The generator in question is indeed cheap. I've owned it a few times and have used it at home, not for preheat. However, so long as the preheater does not exceed the generator's capacity it will work. However, it requires a manual start. No way to use this with a remote switch unless you design an advanced robotic machine to handle priming and pull start procedures.
  7. I don't think that the 45 min reserve applies to that phase of the flight.
  8. Maybe next time rather than keep that thought to yourself, in the famous words of Richard Similie ask the controller "would you like me to declare an emergency?".
  9. Which Jewel did you talk to? There are 2 engine shops in the greater Memphis area....John Jewel in MS and Sam & David Jewel in Kennett MO. I've used both shops. Both are good engine rebuilders, but price may be somewhat different.
  10. I really don't know about the checklist, but here are some leads: I think the video was posted by Blake Moore. Have you tried contacting Blake via this web site? OTOH the aircraft may be N7458V, owned by Sean Walsh.... Actually, it's Mooney N9058V, owned by Blake's dad Gary Moore in Littleton CO
  11. Funny that I just had a fellow MSer over for dinner last night and mentioned that I've used the light bulb in the past with good results. The light bulb is actually less likely to cause condensation in the engine than the pan heater. If you do use a bulb be sure it's the old fashioned incandescent type, and consider using a Thermocube to save a bit of electricity and extend the bulb's life.
  12. I’ll leave the plumbing details to others, except to say that a closed loop would be an order of magnitude more efficient. However you say you plan to use kitty litter, which I don’t think will work nearly as well as a proper desiccant.
  13. Actually, all standard O2 cylinders are now designated Mx....I own an M22 (old designation was JD). Cylinder weight can vary, but the gross weight of a full cylinder is not substantially greater than an empty cylinder. Only cylinders containing liquefied gas will exhibit a significant increase in filled weight.
  14. Actually, you can effectively check the pitot heat in the cockpit. Just switch on the heat an look for an almost immediate and distinct compass deflection. If the pitot tube deflects the compass, there's literally no way the heating element isn't functional.