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About tigers2007

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    **Northern Michigan** _ '64 M20D _
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    Staying outside. Tinkering. Not standing still.

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  1. We have always been at war with Eurasia..

    TSA, CBP, etc need to cease and desist using the term “random search”. It is not random. This is a fact and it drives me crazy when DHS employees say that to travelers. And yes - DHS employees are told that it is a “random” search by the agency so they play along with it. Selectees are pre-determined by the computer based on a plethora of data. In a split second when your passport is swiped or PNR data is analyzed, your entire life’s worth of data is analyzed. Now that part is impressive. It isn’t any secret that data analysis will find more bad guys than humans,if applied properly. Clearly if high school students were analyzed that nutcase in FL would have been flagged years ago. But then again about 25,000 kids like him are probably out there already... Can’t get em all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Vintage Mooneys and runout engines

    Listen to these folks above. I bought my ‘64 D model which is same as C with the O-360-A1D carbureted 180HP that had about 2150 SMOH on the books (original motor on its second O/H). Was flight-club operated and flown at least once every 2-3 weeks for almost its entire life. Motor runs great and oil usage is under control. Good compressions. Fly it until it tells you it’s time to get serious. Watch closely for signs and symptoms. I’ve got fifty hours on mine so far for owning it 14 months. I have no plans to prophylacticly O/H the motor; but I do have a fund building to handle the $25+k cost. Poplar Grove quoted me $21.4k including case repairs. New harness, o/h mags and carb. So add another XX for hoses and mounts and labour etc and a little more for a prop IRAN. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Used serviceable IO-360-A1A?

    That name - “Jerry Pressley” sounded familiar. I know I’ve read that name on Mooneyspace before. I did a google search and began typing that name and Google AUTOMATICALLY populated “Jerry Pressley Mooney”. This is the thread that came up: https://mooneyspace.com/topic/2807-its-back-buyer-beware/ Caveat emptor Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Strobes

    Sacrifice eight hours of your life working an OT shift and buy two red LED. Sync them too. GoFundMe? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Andrew, What the Heck?

    There are a lot of precautions to worry about with auto gas. It would have been nice if the Mooney factories would have incorporated this in recent history. I’m surprised that no one has an auto gas STC for us? Here is a list of Petersen Aviation’s recommendations to prevent vapor lock: -Incorporate NASA vents into the vent system help provide positive pressure. -Install fuel pumps in the fuel tanks, or as close to the fuel tank as possible. The tanks should have the maximum pressure and flow rating allowable for the carburetor. -Replace any 90° fittings with 45° fittings or tubing with very smooth gradual bends. -Make fittings as tight as possible to prevent air from entering the line. -Secure lines to prevent vibration and harmonics. -Insulate fuel lines in the engine compartment to prevent heat from soaking through to the fuel. -Avoid locating fuel lines in close proximity to hot spots in the engine compartment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Missing Canadian Mooney???

    Wow that image was acquired just over a week after the disappearance. I think it’s quite clear that the bird hit the ground and spun around driving rearward into the trees. Sad that this wasn’t noticed. Too bad the authorities or searchers didn’t notice this until recently. I wonder if the Canadians could have diverted a couple mapping intel analysts to sift through the data (maybe they did?). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Poor radio performance

    Coat the actual connections with Deoxit. I use the D100 in the little red bottle with the needle applicator. Expensive but works miracles. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. low priced flying m20c

    DXB you gave me the itch to buy a Marlin 1895 45-70. That thing is bitchn Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Andrew, What the Heck?

    I can’t believe how those bums in Washington marginalize such a tiny niche group - G.A. owner/operators. I can’t believe they even consider the notion that such a tiny group can support the monster ATC system. Same argument with the stupid war against leaded fuel. Talk about misappropriated resources. I can think of 100’s of better things the anti-100LL fuel people can focus their efforts on that would have a much higher return on investment for environmental health. Ridiculous. Just dumb. Ive wrote my congressman a few times and he’s in total agreement with the above as he’s a pilot himself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. low priced flying m20c

    Ferry pilots exist. I’ve met some that had huuuuge balls. Like flying a beat up Saratoga from Australia going West thru Asia back to the US of A. I had a good hour chat with him. The last thing this guy worried about was going down. He just wanted to get home! Dump the risk on a 25-yo aspiring pilot (Raptor?....just kiddin). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Undercover A&P at Addison (ADS)

    Kevin Lacey, A&P Extremus of TV’s Airplane Repo is in McKinney TX. (972) 571-3404 He is well versed in sneaking in, performing MacGyver repairs, and flying it over water all while in the darkness of night. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Only one Whelen strobe not working

    Yeah maybe it doesn’t have enough “juice” to fire both at the same time. That is what mine started to do before I was fed up and had it sent to Whelen. Overall, mine just had an inadequate ground connection from the battery to the supply (which is mounted under/inside the belly pan). I’d call Whelen up and ask if they’ll take a look at it. I think mine was over ten years old. The previous owners never had a problem with it and also had them in sync mode the whole time. I’d clean up the power connections to the supply including the base mounting standoff’s etc (anything that touches ground) with scotchbrite and coat them with Deoxit. Note that a bad strobe tube can also show the same signs and symptoms. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. New cylinders during overhaul

    I’d be curious to what changes Superior has made to their Millennium line over the past couple decades. Mine are 22 years old and have 2200hrs on all four of them. Previous club owner group were anal about maintenance with 25hr oil changes, aggressive leaning protocol, and regular use of the aircraft. I think Lycoming has advertisement videos showing off their products and might clarify if they actually build the parts. Seems like buying anything today is a crapshoot considering how bean counters have been better at cutting corners in production processes and methods. What good is a warranty if the windmill up front quits due to a failure caused by poor metallurgical choices of the brow-beaten quality department of Lycoming or Superior. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Only one Whelen strobe not working

    You can send the supply to Whelen Aviation and they have a flat repair rate for these if it’s broken. Be 100% sure the issue isn’t with bad connectors (dislodged pins/sockets) or a bad ground to the supply. It would be very rare that the strobe wire itself was worn through or cut. You can get a bulk length of single strand wire and check continuity from both ends of the suspected wire. I had an intermittent issue with the whole supply which turned out to be a poor ground connection to the supply. I wasted $150 or so for Whelen to tell me the problem was not the supply. Coat connections with Deoxit D5 or D100 (red fluid) to protect from corrosion and to improve the conductivity. That stuff works miracles. I use the D100 squeeze bottle with needle tip almost daily. Edit: I recommend plugging in your strobes to Alternate and not to flash synchronized. They flash WAY brighter if they alternate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. single band vs dual band Stratux

    I operate out of a fringe ADS-B area and I noticed that my NGT-9000 equipped ship does not pickup the regular Skywest CRJ700’s (the only regular traffic besides cargo Caravan’s). I figured that the CRJ’s Mode-S would trigger my NGT-9000 but it doesn’t. More the reason to upgrade to Active Traffic. Any Skywest CRJ/ERJ drivers here that can confirm if they are ADS-B out equipped? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk