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  1. Will the First Lady be accompanying you? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. LOL! My before-landing checklist says nothing about "unbuckling" the seatbelts. Good one Paul! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. In my J all I have to do is flip a switch. And not once have I entangled my headset cable or copilot's butt in said switch.[emoji14] You "purists" crack me up! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. I can testify that re-routing the EGT/CHT probe wiring away from my spark-plug leads definitely helped remedy some jumpy/erratic readings. The graph-traces still aren't silky smooth like I'd prefer but they're good enough (even with a 2-second sampling rate). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. In case of electrical failure I just whip out my... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Also, in my (and others') experience a smooth-running LOP condition is more easily achieved by tossing the massives and installing fine-wires. Even installing just the bottom four plugs makes a significant difference. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. The Garmin overhaul should carry a 180 day warranty. But like others said it sounds like an antenna issue. I'd guess a bad diplexer, splitter, or connection issue. I'd be surprised if you had two separate VOR antennas. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Like Anthony said, 330 is 330 and if accurate then you should be fine. If you're at 65% power or less with those temps you can likely run right at peak EGT with no ill effects. Consult with [mention=11970]gsxrpilot[/mention] as he's got considerable C time and has been through the APS that's pretty much the authority on piston aircraft engine operations. Older engines can still make good power. My hope is to fly well beyond TBO too, with close monitoring. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Me too. My wife, not so much.[emoji57] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Conventional wisdom suggests that "oldbold" is no longer with us and "Olddog" is still performing the same tricks. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. This similar chart is also found in chapter 5 of our Mooney Service and Maintenance Manual. Note that both charts provide values for "dry threads" and that lubricating them will require as much as 20-50% less torque. I believe it's much more common to over-tighten bolts than it is to under-tighten them. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. What he said. Also note that the JPI probe leads are connected to the harness leads with a small machine screw, nut, and star washer which fasten two ring terminals together. Unconventionally the washer goes between the two ring terminals instead of under the nut (this is commonly done wrong during installation). Also the ring terminals are crimped onto the wire after it's folded over to double its thickness. Either a poor crimp or improper connections (washer in wrong orientation) can cause jumpy readings. This is just stuff you learn when you install the JPI yourself. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Dogs are wonderful companions. In addition to Mutt Muffs be sure to protect them from cosmic rays. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Life has many paths. No worries; no regrets. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. I worry more about long-term exposure with my 5-year-old Eli but it wouldn't hurt to stuff some cotton or foam plugs in your young pup's ears. Then again lots of people don't share my concerns. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk