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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. Okay that explains how these are still working. I don’t think there are an T Mobile towers within 150 miles of me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I thought these were 2g only thus were phased out (“sunset”) by both ATT and TMobile. Anyone know if there is a 3G CDMA or 1xRTT/LTE version that works with Verizon? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Very nice setup. I’m glad to see what a double G5 setup looks like and that it works. What is that vintage thing under the GTN? Just kiddin... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Cost of ownership "budget"

    I hit the one-year of ownership anniversary next week. Under 200 total time and zero retract time gave me a $1800 insurance bill. My renewal will be $1200. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. From retro to basic

    NJMac: How much for All that but with a new or used GTN650? I bought my GTN “preowned” for around (IIRC) $9.5k but it was never installed and in the original packaging. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. From retro to basic

    Here is my setup. I went from the bizarre “shotgun” panel to a six pack plus GTN and Lynx NGT9000. Note the Insight G1 and Stratus USB outlet. About $26k all in. It was someone’s comment here that read “you only live once” that put me over the edge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Mooneys at Jewell Aviation

    I decided to have mine done this year by a newly established firm at my field and next door to my hangar. Funny you mention bearings - he found a wheel bearing out of round. We have no idea what could cause this. His best guess is FOD. No damage to axles. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Mooneys at Jewell Aviation

    How are these guys doing annuals so cheap? I thought the “market price” was $1300-1500. At that price I’m better off flying it down there and staying at a hotel a couple nights. Hijack question: how much does Jewell charge for removing and replacing an engine for overhaul there? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Exactly. I could of sworn that I heard in the video near the end that someone had spotted his jacket? Those boaters appeared to be on scene very quickly; I can’t believe that not one of them jumped in to search for survivors. Unreal! I really hope the pilot didn’t expire inevitably due to drowning AND it would have been easily extricated from the wreckage. This is not that big of a plane either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. From retro to basic

    My plan to go the cheap way out started at about $9k all-in to almost $25k. It’s addictive... GTN625 and GTX 335 installed for $14k. http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b17b43_07ea2d3524c14ed282f8cc8bebd77b26.pdf Remember the old avionics rule - double the cost of the electronics for the total installed price. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Winter Operation

    Anyone here still using a AT&T/T-Mobile cell switch to turn on their heaters? It was my understanding that AT&T discontinued their 1G service around Feb 2017. Seems like all of the cellular linked power switches worked on the AT&T 1G system so I didn't bother buying. Anyone have a cell powered switch that runs off of Verizon CDMA or LTE? I don't have WiFi available.
  12. M20E First Upgrade

    Great investment. I leave mine on all the time. I can’t get a straight answer though to the life expectancy of it. Make your second upgrade to be shoulder harnesses if you don’t have them already. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Landing without landing light

    My best performance was about a month ago landing with dark sunglasses (prescription) on and no runway lighting. I didn't bring my regular glasses as my trip was supposed to be over well before sunset. Well I lost track of time. I experienced my first "Mooney bounce" and also my first Go Around (Code Brown). It was much darker outside for my second approach and I could actually see the Whelen LED landing light to range the runway. Landing was smooth as silk that time. After the landing I then realized that I should have tried my second COMM to activate the runway lights ... and it worked. No WAY I would leave without a working landing light (nor clear eyeglasses).

    Experimental version is $1500. I hope they can keep it cheap for the certified version. Quite a pricey piece held on by a few screws. I wonder if it comes with some sort of theft insurance like all of the cellphone companies provide. Or will they supply tamper-proof screws? Anyone know if Uncle Sugar will bring back the rebates? This thing came out a year too late...
  15. USAF museum is the greatest, IMHO. I've only been to the Udvar-Hazy annex of the Smithsonian which is on the east side of KIAD. I strongly recommended that people visit this annex if they are passing though KIAD as it's huge, full of many planes, and it's where the Smithsonian does their a/c restorations. Only bummer is that they charge like $20/carload. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk