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  1. That happens when the end rod gets bent slightly. It binds inside the other tube and when you push the mixture knob forward it pops the joint apart. It can be repaired by carefully straightening the rod then reinserting the tube into its socket. I’ve seen the safety wire trick but if it’s binding it will just pop out again. If you get it working well again use a short piece of heavy duty shrink sleeve (the kind with meltable adhesive sealant inside) to keep the joint both secure and sealed from the elements. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    If you change your mind here’s the place I’ve heard good things about. I can’t recall what they quoted me as it’s been a few years back. Before and after pics from their website: Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    There are companies that can do this; it’s been discussed a lot in the past. It’s not really something you can do yourself economically. We’re not talking about an hour with Flitz and a buffer. Mine went from this... this... ... but it involved selling the original and buying the shiny one from someone upgrading to a 3-blade. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    E.I. E4 EGT

    With all due respect to Jose’s fine modification I personally have no need for it. I can fly 990 nm for 6.6 hours (+ VFR reserve) with my stock tanks which is well beyond my personal limits. IMO every Monroy LR tank installation should include a free Monroy relief assembly (along with a free belly-washing contract).[emoji846] But until there’s female-friendly and dog-friendly options I’ll have to keep limiting my flights to 990 nm or less. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I agree that the ultimate answer is situational but also agree with the interviewee that once the fan up front stops making power the goal is to use the airframe as a vehicle to minimize energy transfer to its occupants. The tubular steel framed cabin is perhaps the #1 Mooney attribute. As the old adage goes “if the engine quits it’s the insurance company’s plane”. Having made a few landings on grass strips I can testify that our gear isn’t very compliant on rough ground so it would have to appear quite smooth before I’d leave it down. And remember how robust our birds are when bellied in. When’s the last time you heard of a Mooney being scrapped following a gear-up landing? Therefore my default is likely to keep the gear up during an off-field and only drop it if a decent roll-out looks likely. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Cowl Fasteners You can get about anything you need there. Interchangeable with Camloks, and price competitive. Note that there are sometimes different lengths in different spots on the cowling. And if holes are worn you may want/need to adjust some lengths.
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    E.I. E4 EGT

    As others have mentioned I respectfully believe he is mistaken. If we were talking about the CHT gauge I would agree because it is specified as a requirement in the CAR 3 documents; that has been an issue for all of us that have JPI 700-800 series. We have to retain the original CHT gauge because it is required, primary, and those JPI models are NOT certified as primary instruments. Our planes were certified under CAR 3, not Part 23. That is also stated in the TCDS. That is what controls what is required in our planes. Try this link for the CAR 3 regs: The applicable page is attached as a screenshot. Edited: Sorry another bad link, due to Tapatalk I suppose. You can google it; the navioneer site has a copy. Here’s what you’re looking for. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    E.I. E4 EGT

    It looks like the link to your TCDS was bad so here you go again:$FILE/2A3_Rev57.pdf Read page 30 carefully; the EGT gauge is not mentioned. It states that required equipment is spelled out in the CAR 3 standards which says you must have a CHT gauge but no EGT gauge. It’s therefore not required. Also, our Part 91 Mooneys don’t have a “minimum equipment list” either. Edited: Link still bad... try going here then doing a make/model search. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    E.I. E4 EGT

    My understanding is that on my (most) Mooneys the EGT gauge is not part of the type certificate or Car 3 basic equipment and is not required, thus it can be removed entirely if desired. Read “Car 3 § 3.655 Required basic equipment.” You can therefore replace the original gauge with a TSO replacement gauge to be used as an advisory instrument. Mine was yanked when the JPI830 went in and the AI was fine with it.$FILE/2A3_Rev57.pdf Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Chicago FBO?

    So... if I opt out on the $8.07/gal. fuel at Midway, what are the ramp and tie-down fees? Fuel at Gary/Chicago Intl. 18 miles away is only $4.93/gallon, but the tolls on I-90 eat up the savings quickly. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Chicago FBO?

    I received great and affordable service at KGYY last summer. We had a rental car waiting but tolls are high and parking in Chicago were even higher. We may try Midway next time and use Uber/Lyft, but need to check FBO pricing first. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I use the Papermate disposable 0.7mm pencils for writing underwater. After a few uses you can toss them before the inner spring gets rusty. But in the plane I prefer the Zebra F-301 pen with its (very fine) 0.7mm ball point and black ink. They’re available in bulk at Sam’s Club and never gum up or leak. I find ink works great for copying clearances etc. since I never make mistakes. Maybe you should post a poll. I love polls. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. They’re a part of the premium placard set from Higher Graphics and made of high quality 3M vinyl. They’ll let you customize the set and provide proofs prior to production. It’s been more than 2 years since I installed all new placards and I’m still 100% satisfied. There was 3-4 pages of placards in my set. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. As mentioned the PenPal holders are available at both Amazon and Walmart but only in multi-color packs. A while back Paul @gsxrpilot contacted the manufacturer about purchasing them in black-only and they gave him a minimum-order quantity. I opted in for several and he bought a large number. He may have a bunch left. The black looks much better on my panel.
  15. Thanks. Told my wife you’d be around soon enough. Note: Old pic. New electronic CO detector replaces that stupid cardboard POS. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk