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  1. Metric fastener on a MOONEY?!! OMG, the world IS ending! Look out west coasters, N Korea has LAUNCHED!!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Install a G600, GTN750, GTX345, GMA345, and GNC255 in a 1967 VW Beetle and you've exceeded 60K! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. By "seal" I mean put a bag or plastic around it and seal any openings with tie-wraps, tape, safety wire, or whatever it takes to prevent ANY Corrosion-X from penetrating. Keep in mind that it's designed to penetrate everything and will even get between lap joints. I plan to actually remove my roll servo next time I fog the wings. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Borderline?!! You HAVE met him, right Tom? Hard to miss with that noisy-ass parrot on his shoulder. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Guys, if the new G5 and Autopilot options interest you then please contact Garmin as noted several places above. Here's the reply I got following my e-mailing them earlier this morning.
  6. Email them right now at and tell them you fly a Mooney M20 and want it added to the AML.
  7. At $7,000 for the new GFC 500 autopilot at least they're in the ballpark now with Tru-Track and Trio. I like the idea of a no-clutch servo if it's well done. With the new G5 capabilities I may be able to keep my Century II-B and shed my vacuum system after-all while saving up for the GFC 500. It may be a while before we're added to the AML anyway. I'm particularly happy they're not abandoning those of us flying behind a GNS530W. Garmin says... To express interest for the certification of additional aircraft types for either the GFC 500 or GFC 600 autopilot, please contact and provide specific aircraft make/model information. I just got through doing this.
  8. The probe in my '78 J failed a couple of years ago. There was no wandering at all; it simply quit. Your issue looks more like a poor connection somewhere but could be internal to the probe. As Doc mentioned AS sells them (for only $112). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. WOW![emoji846] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. It's the contact number given on the website and routes to a joint congressional switchboard. You "press 1" for the Senate or "press 2" for the House. If the number you posted goes directly to the House that's even better if you're specifically contacting your House Rep (which is what everybody should be doing at this time). Thanks for the additional number and comment.
  11. It's too late to send a letter, and likely too late for an e-mail to be considered. So please call the number above and tell your House Representative that you OPPOSE the bill HR2997. It's really very simple to do. And if you're not sure who your representative is click on and after entering your ZIP code you'll know who to call. If this bill gets through the House this week it will be much more difficult to stop in the House/Senate reconciliation process. Let's please not turn over our airspace to the airlines. Thanks!
  12. As spelled out in HR2997 the corporation directors will be selected from Passenger Air Carriers (~6), Cargo Air Carriers (???), Regional Air Carriers (~4), Business Aviation (2), FBOs and other aviation-related businesses (2), GA manufacturers (2), ATC’s largest union (6), Commercial Airports (3), Airport Executives (3), Commercial Pilot’s union (1), and General Aviation reps (6). The numbers for Air Carriers is dependent on passengers or tons of cargo carried so I cannot say exactly how many reps they'll have but the Passenger and Regional Carrier numbers are very close based on 2015 stats. It's the cargo numbers I'm unsure of. So, there would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-50 representatives in the non-profit "American Air Navigation Services Corporation", and of these representatives GA Pilots would only account for 6 positions (12%-15%) on the board. The 3 Air Carrier categories would account for 16 positions alone, and if you added in Commercial Airports and Executives you're already up to 22 or approximately 50% of the voting power. This doesn't even take into account ATC Controllers' interest in wage/benefit improvements (which they deserve IMO) which would be a strong impetus for increasing fees. Neither I, nor the AOPA, nor the EAA, nor the NBAA see this as turning out fairly for General Aviation interests.
  13. Good eye! This ones a 42' though. Slow for sure but a helluva lot more efficient than many of the fuel-to-noise converters I've utilized in the past.[emoji846] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Probably best as you'd have had to dodge the drone we used to capture that pic. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. I hope that 90% of us have also contacted all their legislative representatives as you've done. That may be the follow-up poll.