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  1. Is that for a 4 or 6 cylnder? Tanks?
  2. My actuator's brass clutch needed to be replaced too since it had some deformation and damage. Does that need more disassembly?
  3. 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.
  4. Ovation Juniors A.K.A. Eagles (M20S) don't have them either.
  5. 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"
  6. My friend bought it from Amazon and it was delivered in Northern CA.
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  8. They are shutting it down on 12/9/18 and expect to reopen in April 2019. I hope they do more than just patching with the $5M in four months "But soon the 3,250-foot runway will get the facelift it so badly needs. A $5 million project is underway to repair the runway, according to a press release from the Catalina Conservancy."
  9. https://www.flyingmag.com/catalina-airport-runway-to-be-restored-by-us-marines?enews110118 Finally I am glad to see this happen in my life time.
  10. Take a look at the attached if you have a 28volt system on your Mooney. M20-286_Landing and taxi light connector issue .pdf
  11. My Stratus causes interference with both Com radio and GPS and it is worse with optional ADS-b antenna. They advised me to keep it away from the radio stack and it worked fine if I put it on the rear seat. It is funny that they were skeptical at first and were not receptive to discuss any issues caused by their design. I am done with their products
  12. Agreed 100%. I have only done intersection takeoffs at KMCC with 10,000 feet runway. I don't completely close the door on intersection take offs once in a while since sitting in the hot sun with no AC is not fun and the intersection take off at KSNA in longer than my home airport which is less than 2500'.
  13. Thanks for all your inputs. Landing long is a good solution for avoiding delays in taxing to Atlantic. For departures, I was wondering if tower would be receptive to an intersection take-off from H or G taxiways on 20R? Driver