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  1. I replaced my two blade several years ago for a three blade. I noticed no real airspeed decrease. Climb is much much better on hot days,. ( main reason for upgrade ) I experienced no vibration problems. Make sure to have balanced once installed. My glide is not reduced. A tad more nose heavy but a light weight starter, alternator really helps.
  2. The upgrade process is always a exciting time, will be nice to see photos as you move along.
  3. Talk with Wess at fly America deklab il. ( DKB ) 815-981-3307 Big time flying experience with Mooney’s. Have fun Ed
  4. Aero comfort made a leather cover for me with my N# stitched in. Didn’t cost much....
  5. I say go for it and have a blast doing it. I think it’s awesome when people breath new life into a any old airplane. I purchased my 70C as a total runout back in 95. I practically replaced every nut, bolt, rod end and all other components you can think of. I did have a AP / IA that worked with me during this process which I think is a must, it will save you a lot of $$$$$$. Some Of the (best) mods I did are flap seals, cowl closure, power flow and three blade prop , all combined helped immensely with climb on hot days. Every where I land I always get compliments, every shop that has annualed it since my IA retired is stunned with its condtition. I hear many that say it’s only a C, you will never get over 40-50K out of it, I call baloney. I’ve been offered way north of that many times just by word of mouth with locals in my general area. I had so much fun over the years restoring my C I got very bored afterwards, I’m now pretty far into building my Vans RV-7 which is another fun build...........
  6. Realy happy for you!!!!!! Amazing Mooney,.....
  7. I always use the electric trim for cruise and landing. After landing I manually reset to take off, quicker.
  8. Not sure if this is what you have ? Way back I Installed the eclectric (TAIL) trim from aero trim by Norm. The web is aerotriminc.com.
  9. Tha aspen E5 can be used for IFR............