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About Mooneymuscle56m

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  • Birthday 07/14/1982

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    N98FL N9356M
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    M20TN M20E (soon forsale)

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  1. Good Morning Kai Congrats on your license. I also have my maintenance done in Troutdale, OR. If you end up purchasing a Mooney, I strongly encourage you to take it to Troutdale for a prepurchase inspection. Just remember almost everything is fixable, just buy accordingly. A Mooney is not built like a Piper and Cessna. Use to be another gentleman named Tom around the Portland area very knowledgeable with the Mooney. He was older and not sure what happened to him. If we ever cross paths I’d gladly take you up.
  2. I use the Troutdale, OR guys. I like that I don’t have to pay for their learning curve. They are familiar with the ADs and SBs. They found many things missed by another MSC. They are also very customer service oriented (return calls and emails promptly). Combine all that with Oregon having competitive sales tax. I always meet other Mooney owners at their shop traveling many states. That’s also a sign.
  3. Hello Peter I bought the 310 STC roughly 18 months ago for my non type S Acclaim. The total cost was $8700 including a prop governor overhaul. My feelings are mixed about the conversion. The Acclaim is a completely remarkable aircraft with 280 horsepower. Like others have mentioned, the fuel flow is crucial. I have seen 38+gph before. I’ve never had problems with temperature. I only run LOP at lower power settings like 2300 28.5”. I see 280-310 on my CHTs. I enjoy having the extra power punching through nasty weather quickly. Yes the takeoff is shorter, rate of climb better, but it was never disappointing with 280 hp. Best of luck on your decision.
  4. Yes I bought it from Eldon, based in Lewiston for quite awhile. How is Eldon?
  5. I had great success with Tempest Fine wire plugs in Lycoming engines. I recently installed tempest in my TSIO-550-G1. My findings, smoother start not as cold blooded hardly any mag drop cooler LOP operation roughly .7-1gph better fuel burn. I have 70 hours on them, no regrets.
  6. Oh sorry folks, I was away for a bit. I still have the plane. My contact is: 509-899-6805.
  7. Yes you gotta like green. Should be an easy strip, I’d rate the paint at 4 out of 10.
  8. 1966 Mooney M20EI have loved this plane the last 9 years. This plane has taken me to Oshkosh many times. Great short field when kept light. $34.5 obo N9356MSerial #12884125 TT1021 SMOHCompression 76,77,70,731636 SPOHManual gear/ hydraulic flapsPC wing leveler and Britton autopilot rebuilt and works 2010.Kx155 with glide slopeKx170 intermittentAt-50 narco mode c King ADFGarmin 496 in air gizmo Airtex leather interior with new plastic a few years ago. No hail, no corrosion, no damage history known. Full Logs in current annual through 8-19. Can deliver anywhere for expenses.
  9. I have nothing but great things to say about the folks at Glendale Aero. The goodyear fbo is not GA friendly. Bad experience.
  10. I replyed Tues July 10th, I will be attending the Monday dinner.

    Andrew Patry

  11. I looked into it about a year ago, $23k for WAAS, $8k for 345R. Rumor is the NXI is the next upgrade for roughly $60k. For now I’m living with my non waas non adsb G1000... usually time makes technology better and cheaper, not always true in aviation.
  12. Another thing to consider on the larger opening in the acclaim. The acclaim has nothing attached to the cowl. The two intercoolers along side of cylinders, huge oil cooler, Intake is behind the spinner, no cowl flaps. Mechanics I’ve spoken with prefer to work on an acclaim, I guess the bravo has a lot attached to the cowling.
  13. I’m planning on Saturday evening. Real Name: Andrew Patry I may have two guests, not yet confirmed.
  14. I was in a speedy decent and I don’t think it was completely closed. My best guess was it built a little pressure in the gear well and the door fluttered until the hinge gave way. From the corrosion/rust at the break, I’d say it had fatigued over a few years.
  15. You are lucky, Mooney just soaked me $1900 for the outer on an acclaim. Hinge broke, peeled back, made a mess.