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    Over 18 years owning Mooney's
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  1. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. I originally had a GX55. Since I was doing a complete install I spent almost a year playing with Garmin and Avidyne. In the end I chose Avidyne IFD 540 MLB 100 and AXP 340 and after a year since my install I feel it was worth every single penny over Garmin. Since every ones different the best thing you can do is get into a plane and fly both for at least a few hours.
  3. Heck, with all the major upgrade / features Avidyne gave us with 10.2 I'd happily wait 5 hours for the download if I had to. This upgrade on my 540 is AMAZING................... Thanks Avidyne!
  4. With PF my heat system is like a furnace, was like that with the stock system too. Another huge benefit with PF is a reduced possibility of CO in the cabin.
  5. More noise ???? Strange comment, first time I've heard that. Most all negatives come from the ones who have never run PF Slip joints, I do them every inspection 20min tops additional work. I've run PF over 10 years and I personally would never go back.
  6. Go into iPad settings select general select IFD app choose your IFD device such as IFD540, IFD440, IFD550 etc. You can also select and run up to two iPads if you like.
  7. I talked with my highly respected avionics shop at RFD today. The shop stated they did a 540 yesterday and bricked it, sent it back to Avidyne. Think I'll wait for them to do several first. I will be happy to pay a few hundered in shop labor, it's chump change for what I'm going to get in this upgrade.
  8. I agree. I've been doing this for the past 15 years, I just leave my dip stick partially off and leave the hangar.
  9. Good for you! Its great to see another Mooney owner, sure is a beautiful plane you got there.
  10. It will be well worth the wait...........
  11. Last month I had a similar problem while advancing throttle as always slow and smooth. I would get a slight hesitation (cough) enough to know it wasn't right (mag check at run up was good). I whent back to the hangar got all the plugs cleaned and tried again with same problem. I ordered all new plugs (this time fine wire) and problem resolved, runs like new. The old plugs only had 300 hours on them.
  12. Great Autopilot. When I had my S-Tec 30 with GPSS installed labor billed was 41 hours.
  13. Just because a plane is flown 20 hours a year means nothing, maybe it was flown locally for .30-.45 min flights weekly. I know many retired guys just flying local sightseeing or Sunday morning gatherings. If frequently flown it could be much better than a guy flying 50 hours a year on occasional 5 hour flights.