M20S Driver

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  1. I have one on the front panel so I went the CB route and bought longer iphone charger wires
  2. I just learned that Aero Club members at Catalina can camp at the airport at night! Does anyone know more about this? See below: CATALINA AERO CLUBThe Catalina Pilots has now become the newly revamped Catalina Aero Club. Along with a new name comes new exciting benefits that combines membership with unlimited annual landing at Airport in the Sky! Benefits include: Unlimited landings at the Airport in the Sky for one year* Discounts on Wildlands Express shuttle service for member and their guests, based on membership level. Invitations to social and special events at Airport in the Sky A free Killer Cookie with $10 entree food purchase at Airport’s DC-3 Gifts & Grill One annual Freewheeler bike pass 50% off Conservancy campground fees, ask the Tower about underwing camping! Complimentary subscription to Conservancy Times newsletter and UPDATE Online E-newsletter Discounts at various Avalon merchants *Landing pass is non-transferable and applies to member not aircraft. Not valid for commercial aircraft.
  3. According to flightradar24, only two planes made it to Catalina yesterday both flew low and below the clouds. I am not a good swimmer and my IFR personal minimum is 1000 feet ceiling specially after 2 hours of flying and navigating LAX. we had a 500 feet ceiling when I was circling above the airport which is below the minimum for both approaches. We Ubered to Baker's Table after landing at Santa Ynez which turned out to be almost across the street from the airport. The driver suggested to go hang in Solvang after lunch, which we did. I highly recommend Baker's Table if you are ever at Santa Ynez. Small menu but great people and fantastic food.
  4. I flew to Catalina today but could not get in The overcast was at 200-500 feet when I arrived and was way below my/legal VFR or IFR limits. The original forecast called for clearing by noon but it really did not clear all day. I flew to Santa Ynez (the closest VFR airport) to wait it out. By the time is was at 1200 feet ceiling at KAVX for an IFR approach, we had a front getting close to Santa Ynez and we decided to go back to the bay area. My next flight to Catalina will be after I make sure that I can get in and not rely on forecasts...
  5. I would be the first one to buy the CDs if you record it and make it available. It is too far for some of us to attend and conflicts with lots of family summer plans
  6. July 13th works for me. I am also there flying in on 6/1 and leaving on 6/2.
  7. One minute clip on GoPro along the coast from Half Moon Bay (KHAF) to Watsonville (KWVI) and returning to Palo Alto (KPAO). Turn on the CC for the location names if interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mrvhU13riE
  8. Is that for a 4 or 6 cylnder? Tanks?
  9. My actuator's brass clutch needed to be replaced too since it had some deformation and damage. Does that need more disassembly?
  10. I replaced mine at 1000+ hours a few years ago. My local mechanic removed the actuator and sent it to a Mooney service center for overhaul. My mechanic is a KPAO legend and very experienced (He has my total respect and trust) but he decided to let the Mooney experts at a nearby Mooney Service Center rebuild it.
  11. Ovation Juniors A.K.A. Eagles (M20S) don't have them either.
  12. Have you tried the procedure pasted below? I had the same problem and doing this routine from the Stec manual before flight fixed it. I now do it once a month regardless if it it holding or not. My issue may have been related to the contact resistance of the motor brushes and this action helps it. "Engage altitude hold mode. ALT lamp is illuminated on AP display. Move A/C Control Wheel as far forward as possible. After 3 seconds, TRIM UP lamp becomes illuminated on AP and audible alert sounds a steady tone. After 7 seconds, TRIM UP lamp flashes and audible alert becomes periodic. Do the same for aft control wheel. Move A/C control Wheel forward until TRIM DN lamp is extinguished. Audible alert is squelched"
  13. My friend bought it from Amazon and it was delivered in Northern CA.