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  1. Pirate

    Carb Ice Frequency for Mooneys

    Since 1995 I had cab ice once returning from Florida during February. DPA ILS ran into some lake effect snow poping in and out of cloud. I noticed a rough run, pulled carb heat and heard several backfires then cleared up. I had a carb temp installed before flying in those conditions again. Never had carb ice during VFR flight, but ya never know.
  2. Pirate

    Add GPSS / Roll Steering Converter???

    GPSS = AWESOME!!!!!!
  3. Pirate

    Anyone owned a Van's RV6 or RV7 before?

    I’ve been building my -7 as time permits over the last five years and have really been enjoying the building process. Will be moving it to my hangar next month so I can start the firewall forward portion. Once you fly one you will be wondering why you didn’t do it sooner.
  4. Update. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for your input. I showed the shop theses postings and they quickly adjusted from 9 hours down to two. Yall helped me save $490.00
  5. Thanks all for the clarification, I’ll go pay them a visit tomorrow to discuss. Ed
  6. Little advice / info needed. I currently have my 70C electric gear model in for its yearly inspection at a local well respected shop. The shop said the left gear pre-load needed reset and the nose gear also. The labor on the left gear was 1.5 hours and to set the nose gear its 9.5 hours. Does this labor for the nose gear pre-load sound right ???? Also while I’m In for service my aileron links / bearings are being replace along with the rudder link / bearing . Mooney currently these for $550.00 each with a three day lead time, the shop quoted 12.5 hours for the R&R. Does the labor on all three links sound correct. Thanks for for any input. Ed
  7. I have one, worked when removed 10 or so years ago for S-Tec upgrade.
  8. Pirate

    '67 or '68?

  9. Pirate

    ISO Sidewinder towbar

    I’m a 100% in at the discounted price. Do we have a solid 5 takers now ?
  10. Pirate

    ISO Sidewinder towbar

    I’m very interested in a group buy if price is good.
  11. I have 540 and my auto pilot is connected to a switch. Nav 1 / Nav 2
  12. Pirate

    Daytona Beach Aircraft Services

    WOW! Very nice panel, something to be very proud of. Work looks excellent, I always hear great things about the shop.
  13. Pirate

    Long Mooney trip to South America

    Spectacular trip. Thanks for sharing your link.
  14. I added a three blade on my C and would never go back. Smooth when ( Properly ) balanced and truley helps a C climb performance on hot days.