M20S Driver

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  1. I have flown to Truckee (field elevation~6000 feet) in my Mooney over 50 times. I use DA of 8000-8200 feet, winds of 14 knots, and gusts of less than 7 knots with airplane less than 3000 lb as my personal minimums. Taking off from rwy20 has the luxury of sloped down wide open space for a left 270 to climb. Reading about Aspen and field elevation of 7800 feet, I was wondering if anyone could share their personal minimums for take off and landing at Aspen. Driver AKA chicken!!
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    Cigarette lighter? M20s

    Right above throttle and prop. See pic.
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    Cigarette lighter? M20s

    Mine has one and with the right adapter charges my iPhone and iPad. I can plug in the stratus and it works fine. Eagle is 28 volts but my cig lighter adaptor converts it to 12 volts.
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    Gear and Stall horn issue

    My Eagle is the same. If I activate the stall horn, both gear and stall horn CBs have to be pulled to silent the stall horn. Question: Does the stall horn stop if you turned off the audio panel?
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    at close to 3200-3300 lb GW and 4 soules on board: 2450 RPM, WOT, 75 ROP, I get between 177 to 180 TAS. FF is 16 gal/hr +/- 2450 RPM, WOT, 50 LP, I get 170 to 173 TAS. FF is 12.5 gal/hr +/-
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    West Coast Mooniac's Group - Join Us

    I will be out of town but will surely fly in if the plan changes.. Driver
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    '04 Ovation 2 baggage compartment light

    My 1999 Eagle is similar and uses a timer to turn off.
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    Porpoising leads to gear collapse accident

    The $25.00 CD from Don was the best deal ever. I am based in an airport that is less than 2400 feet long and needed all the landing help I could get. By now I have 300 hours in my Eagle but watch the landings in Don's CD once in a while.
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    Starting troubles, need tutorial

    I have an eagle and had a similar problem a few weeks after purchase. I was not pushing the key in hard enough to make the contactor engage.
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    Fluctuating EGTs (IO550)

    How does CHT look?
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    Look what showed up at our field today

    No thanks, Mooney.... The paint and lack of a parachute (we already had a couple of a lengthy discussion on this ) kill it for me.
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    About time I fessed up

    Thanks for sharing this.
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    310 hp fuel flow

    The STC for screaming Eagle (latest one purchased from Mooney) specifies the fuel set up to be the same as io550N and the range is 25.6 - 27.3 GPH.
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    Top End on Big Bore Continental (TSIO 550)

    from Beech talk: After doing some research, my mechanic and I determined it was time to replace the crankshaft seal on the front of the engine. All of the symptoms indicated it was leaking, allowing the crankcase to become internally pressurized by incoming airflow. This pressurization was causing oil to be blown out through the breather. We pulled the prop to begin the replacement process. Sure enough, once the prop was off, the old seal showed signs of age. The glue that goes around the outside of the seal had broken down, allowing the seal to spin in its seat. Not good. Clearly the seal was worn and was ineffective in keeping the airflow out of the crankcase.