Andy95W

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  1. Andy95W

    QUESTION: M20E Vs M20F

    So we'll call it a worthy cause!
  2. If anyone here wants to buy an Eclipse, I can put you in contact with someone who is selling his. He stepped up from an Ovation.
  3. Andy95W

    231 Eng. Upgrade

    Start talking to your IA and FSDO about a field approval or a one-time STC. Depending on your FSDO, it may or may not be simpler to sell your 231 and buy the 252, but it's worth asking the question.
  4. Andy95W

    monster electrical gremlins

    Have you tried calling the tech support guys at PlanePower? I found them to be knowledgeable and helpful. I wouldn't think it was your regulator, but I could definitely be wrong about that.
  5. Andy95W

    Baggage Door Arm / Hinge

    I think it's a different one than what you need for your M20J. Pretty sure they look like this:
  6. Andy95W

    G1000 WAAS Upgrade Cost?

    If you never fly above 18,000 feet, the cheapest option would be a standalone UAT system. About $2000 plus installation.
  7. Andy95W

    Rest stop NC to WI

    Check out Sportys in Batavia, OH. Right next to Cincinnati. Used to be a restaurant there, not sure now. Might have to call and check.
  8. Andy95W

    QUESTION: M20E Vs M20F

    And thanks to Ross' chart, I'm even more convinced that the M20C is the best of the bunch for kp$ (knots per $).
  9. Andy95W

    QUESTION: M20E Vs M20F

    I agree with Brad. It's a really interesting mod, but there were things I thought could be better. Besides the point noted above, I also didn't like that the seat top prevents the pilot's seat from sliding all the way back, and I didn't want to mash my new interior. The biggest issue I have with seat back removal is the difficulty of assembly with nuts/bolts/washers. My solution was to install nutplates for the seat back. At least now, to remove the seat back I just pull 4 bolts.
  10. I'm sorry I can't help. I think we're getting into the realm of an actual avionics shop or Autopilot Central for repair. I bet it's not as uncommon as it sounds; probably an adjustment of some of the potentiometers in the roll computer, or something like that. Good luck.
  11. 1.) How does your airplane fly with the autopilot off? 2.) If the scenario you're describing is during climb, I'd say it's normal, and your plane needs a bit of right rudder to counteract left-hand turning tendencies.
  12. Andy95W

    Annual Questions

    Yes, he might have been shocked by that possibility. There's also the possibility you misunderstood the reason behind the look.. He might have been thinking, "Of course I'm doing a good job, I'm a professional who's proud of his work. I can't believe this guy is calling me a shitty mechanic. Maybe I'll come to your place of business and call you a shitty lawyer/doctor/whatever." That would explain a shocked look on his face, too.
  13. Andy95W

    Annual Questions

    If the OP is otherwise satisfied with the shop and the work they did, my suggestion is to let them take care of a few items this year (my suggestion is the nose gear) and defer the others to the future. This way you stay on favorable terms with the shop but that you won't necessarily just stroke a check on a whim.
  14. Looking forward to meeting you.
  15. Andy95W

    ipad mini

    Completely agree. Also explains why I changed everything I have over to Apple about 5 years ago. I am not happier, but I am SIGNIFICANTLY less UN-happy.