1967 427

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    M20C

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  1. My tail cone is fix, I thought that was visible in this picture, and the person (my wife) isn’t hidings she is hard at work assisting in keeping my second favorite lady clean.
  2. WOW, I’ve owned my 66C for 7 years and never knew that there was such a thing as a short and a long rudder. I knew from day one that I had a lot less rudder on my Mooney compared to my Cessna. My airport is notorious for crosswinds, and I was taught both methods for flying on final - cross controlling and flying runway heading and also flying crab, and kicking it around to runway heading as I am flaring. I realized that my preference was to cross control. With a good stiff crosswind the only way I can make a good landing is crabbing it in. Just takes a bit of getting practice and getting used to, and one deal with rather heavy crosswinds at large angles. From what I have just learned, I have a small tail.
  3. I have a 66C and I'm 6'4". When I get in, which is easy now, but originally difficult until you get your routine down. I move the seat to the first position and I am very comfortable. 90% of the time it's just me and my wife. When we have others in the back, I have moved my seat one extra position forward, it's not that uncomfortable but I wouldn't fly cross country that way, but for an hour or two, it's a piece of cake. Love E's but couldn't pass up on my C.
  4. last year we flew, but this year we going commercial. Count my wife and I "in". And for all you haters out there that say I should be flying, just remember as your flying there, I'm enjoying a cocktail and a movie. Paul and Mindy
  5. Sorry to hear the bad news about your bird. My wife and I met last year at Oshkosh, hope to see you there again this year.
  6. I think most pilots will go to altitude if they are on a flight that will last more than 1.5 hours. I normally go to 9.5 to 11.5k and at those altitudes I go to WOT, and back off (as others do) until I see the MP just start to drop. Below you can see I am @ 10.5k ft., 2500rpm, 18.7MP, which calculates out to 60% power. The engine loves it as indicated by the T&P, the last think I want to do is to hurt my engine, and I get to take advantage of the winds aloft. If you look closely you can see that I'm showing 170kts across the ground. Fun to see 170 in a 1966 C.
  7. The roll pin is spring steel which has a phenomenal memory. I have found the same situation on some old equipment at work. I found a nail with a larger diameter than the inside hole of the roll pin. Using a vice I was able to force the nail inside the roll pin, then used a smaller nail to tap out the larger nail. This opened up the diameter just enough to made it tight enough to hold in place.
  8. I've owned my 66 C for about 7 years, loved everything about it. But as time marches on, gravity has been taking its toll on my headliner. As a started to investigate what is failing, I assumed the fibers from the headliner were deteriorating. To my surprise I found the headliner glued directly to the foam insulation. The insulation Is crumbling away from age. Why would the shop (some interior shop in San Diego that no longer exists, no surprise) glue it directly to the insulation? Was this a normal way of doing this? Were they trying to save weight? Were they cheap? I would assume that the right way would be to glue the fabric to a piece of flat .063 thick ABS. This piece could then be held in place by all the trim. Since the insulation is failing it will also need to be replaced. I found a link to 1/2 inch closed cell soundproofing foam on another thread, which seems to be the best choice. Any other suggestions?
  9. FYI, guys this was more so a shot at my wife than an actual question about trade mark registration. She is way to young to consider retirement, let alone the fact that now she has too much time to create more projects for me.
  10. I think my wife has decided the she is retired. So with time on her hands, she comes across some interesting deals. In her Craig's List searches of "free stuff" she came across a free signal light. It is a newer one, all made of plastic, but the actual size of a true metal street signal light. Perfect for that corner in the hangar, but in the process of reviewing what I need to get this thing lit up, I found an "alarming" similarly between the manufacturers logo and our Mooney logo. Bordering on copyright infringement? You be the judge.
  11. Not that I want to correct you Hank, but I am going to. There are a ton more than just 2 types. Hank is correct you really have to make sue that you're using the correct type.
  12. Funny that a comment was made about the twist in the wing (I guess us pilots think alike). I say that because the last time he went out for a flight, I was able to catch him as he was getting out of his plane. I introduced myself as a Mooney guy, and I asked him about the slight visible twist in his right wing. He introduced himself and stated he had his PH.D. in aeronautical engineering and that he personally generated that twist. Being an M.E. I tried to keep up with his theory behind the reason he twisted his wing. (I must admit it went over my head). He was a really nice guy and a phenomenal pilot. He offered me a ride, but I just didn't have the time.
  13. Let me start by saying, I am not an AI, but I think this guy's wing has meet the end of its service life. I don't know if a certified mechanic can really make a definitive diagnosis from just a picture. If he can, that is the guy I want working on my plane.
  14. Everyone has covered it well, don't sell yourself short 400 + hours is the perfect time to move on up. Your insurance will want 10 hours with an instructor, but that is the norm, and will fly by (yes pun intended) I am 6'4" and still fit into my "C". I love my "C" and wouldn't trade it for any other plane (maybe a J). My only advise, if you can spend a bit more on the purchase price, you will be better off than buy a 35k plane thinking you can upgrade it less expensively than buying one that is done. Love the manual gear. Love the manual flaps. They don't fail,as long as you don't forget.
  15. Hi,

    Just a quick note to welcome you to the West Coast Mooney Club!  We will be having some formal and informal gatherings this year with the first one coming up May 10-11 at Oceano Airport.  Hope you can make it out.

    Looking forward to meeting you and to seeing your 67 F.  I have one as well. N9268M. Where are you based?

    1. 1967 427

      1967 427

      Hello Michael,

      I am planning on flying down to Oceano on that Saturday morning and will see you then.  I am based at KSQL, which is on the peninsula just south of San Francisco.  Actually my bird is a 66C, wish I had an F, but I do love my bird.

      Paul