Andy95W

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  1. 3) Leave everything as is, use the belly antenna for the hand held. 4) Remove the belly antenna and gain 10-20 knots of speed (and your mechanic will appreciate it every time he has to slide beneath your airplane).
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    Emergency Landing Gear Housing

    And to add to the above- if you still can't find it, give them a call. The people there are knowledgeable enough to know what you need just from a year/model and a description of the part. (That's how I got the speaker cover for my 1964- it wasn't in the catalog.)
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    Fuel sump in winter

    If it clogs with ice, you just need to warm it up. Consider using the extra long one, for safety:
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    Why do they let them sit unflown

    I'm still not sure why I would want it for a second airplane. I just know I really like those old straight tail, razorback 150s.
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    Hawaii. Nice.

    Can't go wrong with the historical Pearl Harbor exhibits, especially the airfield. When your dad is feeling better, you should take him if he is up to it.
  6. You're making my point for me, Josè. If you lose an engine at 84 knots, you will reject the takeoff before reaching Vr. Beechcraft designs good airplanes. They probably did that on purpose. I said it before, Flown properly, a multi-engine airplane is safer than a single. I do agree with your basic point: flown improperly, you're better off in the single. Fewer options means fewer opportunities to make the wrong decision. On the other hand, what is your likelihood of survival if you lose the engine in your Mooney after takeoff from a high altitude airport?
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    My Engine Heater

    Keith- I have the same set up, but with a smaller diameter hose. I put it into one cowl flap, block off the front air intakes, and let the warm air rise. Cool air descends and comes out the other cowl flap.
  8. And, had you flown the airplane correctly, you would have returned for a fairly uneventful landing. Flown properly, multi-engine airplanes are still safer than singles.
  9. Same here. I tried for 3 months to cancel my subscription. On the 3rd month, my credit card expired. They asked for my new credit card number for almost 6 months.
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    Why do they let them sit unflown

    I agree! One thing I didn't mention is that I've spoken to the airport manager and a few locals- they also believe the guy is just too old and out of touch to really understand his situation. Unfortunate, really, in this case.
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    Why do they let them sit unflown

    I think you're underestimating just how clueless a lot of people are- and how deluded. I've been flying for 30 years and been based out of airports in 5 different states. I have seen people like that guy everywhere I've been. I have also seen owners like you're describing, but those are far outweighed by the ones you just shake your head at out of pity. And in the off-chance the guy wasn't lying about having terminal cancer, I'm not going to tell him he's full of shit. There but for the grace of God go I.
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    Why do they let them sit unflown

    As I said in my post, it is a C-150B. The only year for that model was 1962.
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    Electric Fuel Pump Abuse

    It doesn't need the pump to start, but running the pump ensures, for safety, that it hasn't failed by listening to its sound and by observing the fuel pressure gauge. With the engine running, I can't hear the electric pump run over the engine running. Also, my engine driven fuel pump pressure is about 4-5 psi, the electric pump is 5.5-6 psi. There are times I can't really tell the difference.
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    Why do they let them sit unflown

    A month ago I contacted the owner of a Cessna 150B that has been sitting, unmoved, for 20 years. The owner said to me, "I paid $10,000 for it 15 years ago, I'm sure it's worth at least that much now. You know they don't make those anymore." (I didn't bother to tell him I checked the FAA records and he actually bought it more than 20 years ago.) I tried to explain engine overhaul prices, new radio, accessories, rusted control cables, etc., and he asked why I thought it would need an engine overhaul? "It hardly has any hours on it." And he finished by noting that he has been paying storage on it for a long time, so he's got quite a bit of money tied up in it. I feel bad for him, he has terminal cancer and doesn't realize his airplane is effectively worthless to anyone but an A&P- and honestly not worth it then, either.
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    Electric Fuel Pump Abuse

    I think you're probably right. In that case, like Anthony said, he shouldn't use the pump for tank swaps, just monitor the fuel pressure.