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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. Seems like many wrecks in the pre-internet days involved "buzzing" and general wreckless operation. I learned about this when I worked on a volunteer fire department and some of the old guys told tales of the airplane wrecks. After searching the NTSB database I found all of them. One of the best wrecks was when a group of golfers were extremely over-beveraged and were ejected from the golf course. One of them owned a Bonanza and decided that they should all pile into it and buzz the golf course. Well they got in a few low passes until they turned it into a lawn dart.
  2. I forgot to update my issue: Dynon sent me a replacement external GPS antenna (I had to send them the old one back). Note that the updated replacement antenna has the same part number as the old one. I just laid the antenna up at the edge of the glass behind the D2 display and I can’t see at all. The device connects to the satellites faster than ever now. Thank you Dynon! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. This promo is DEAD as of 23:59 PST 6/13/2019. It will be back again soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Well I added the D3 to the shopping cart and began the checkout process so I could verify the rebate amount and I accidentally clicked on “Purchase”. Looks like I’ll be listing my D2 soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. This isn’t a bad deal. I don’t see any restrictions either. I saw a used but new condition D3 for $750. Minus the rebate plus shipping it should be $678 overall. The eBay bucks is redeemed like a gift certificate for FUTURE purchases. I’m not sure if this is a targeted promo but to get the full 13% you must purchase via the eBay app. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I recently washed my aircraft with a decent soap by Chemical Guys and then before it dried I hit it with Meguiar’s new Hybrid Ceramic Wax. You spray very tiny amount of it onto the surface and wipe/buff it dry with a microfiber to setup a base. After that just wash it regularly and spray off the soap. Then coat the surface conservatively with the Hybrid Wax and use a high-pressure spray to blow the chemical across the surface. Wash the chemical completely off. Then microfiber dry. I just did the Mother-I-L’s car yesterday and it looks phenomenal: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I was corrected here on MS to change how I log. I was incorrectly instructed on how to log for years. You log when the aircraft is operating under its own power. So count startup to shutdown. ForeFlight for me is 50/50 accurate. It’s usually a tad high. I use my stopwatch on my iPhone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I thought I heard mine sticking the other day but it fixed itself after I rev’d up the motor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Is the max gear speed higher for younger C models? I think this was discussed here recently. When was the last model year the manual gear was sold? Did those have higher gear speeds? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. +1 to save your AMU’s for SabreMech’s product. I have read virtually zero anecdotes of positive gains from the guppy covers versus an entirely redesigned cowl. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. A M20C with clean logs, low time and recent engine & prop O/H from a reputable shop, MODERN panel w/autopilot (Think GTN w/ADSB, G5’s...), good paint and interior, should fetch $65-85k. Probably closer to $70k. Edit: should also have zero slop in the controls (i.e. new tube links), fresh pucks, etc at that price. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. That is way easier to fumble with compared to my Davtron. Im praying that the hangar fairy will visit me again as the Davtron magically disappeared maybe due to some wires coming off of the circuit board; it was all a dream. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. This stuff worries me. Hackjob techs pencil-whipping the work of their hackjob apprentices. I should have quit my job, went to A&P school, and apprenticed with a world class avionics installer and then opened my own shop. There is clearly some money to be made at the $90-115/hr avionics rate. I hate reading and hearing about these horror stories. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I don't have my IFR ticket yet so I have to navigate like it is 1960 again for my training.