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  1. Legal != Safe FAA NOTAM Site or calling 1-877-4-US-NTMS
  2. Only if your aircraft was certified with an electrical system. He's legal here.
  3. I came from a 150 and found the Mooney doesn't handle the XW as gracefully as the 150 did, but it's not too difficult. It handles it well enough. As a tailwheel pilot, I image you're plenty fast on your feet, which is what you'll need. I found holding the plane down until I was ready to jump up worked well for takeoffs on bad days. Some suggest limiting the flaps on landing. I tend to use all of them and raise the lever as the wheels touch to keep from jump back up in gusty conditions during the flare. Spend some time on your go arounds if they're not up to snuff so you can land comfortably on your terms if you're not happy with the approach. The procedure with the hydraulic flaps and J bar can take some getting used to.
  4. I've attached a picture of a shock link. It's what the biscuits go around. I purchased my replacements from LASAR.
  5. Be prepared to do shock links while you're at it if your biscuits are well beyond their years. Myself and others had grooves that required replacement.
  6. Yeah, it looks pretty low from here. Get 'em ordered!
  7. Didn't see your question. I've attached a picture of what they look like when they're shot. Wish I could find the side by side comparison I did, but alas it's gone. I also attached a photo of how they're supposed to look. Finally attached is what it looks like after a few hours. I'd only had my Mooney a couple months when I noticed and took action. Alignment guide written by DMax.
  8. My spinner started scuffing my cowl enclosure too. I was floored how much extra clearance was gained when I replaced my mounts. You might even have to adjust shims depending when the enclosure was done.
  9. Depending which mounts you use, this is a good estimate. My C uses J-7402-1 which are "only" ~$110 each. Your K needs 3x J-9613-75 at $387 each and 1x J-9613-76 at $484....ouch.
  10. I've had a similar 'spider sense' go off and found the following in separate incidents. Induction leak from a deteriorating gasket (but your JPI data would show this) Engine Mounts sagging Exhaust hangar snapped Cowl flap movement from wear at the hinge point
  11. This is really rough. We go there once a month and it's my favorite trip to take people who haven't been in a small aircraft before. A truly perfectly situated place. I wish them both the best, I presume they're retiring is the reason. It was always hopping when we went.
  12. You can read the ruling here from the FAA. Important bits: Those provisions, discussed further below, include requirements for the person to: • Possess a valid driver’s license; • Have held a medical certificate at any time after July 15, 2006; • Have not had the most recently held medical certificate revoked, suspended, or withdrawn • Have not had the most recent application for airman medical certification completed and denied; • Have taken a medical education course within the past 24 calendar months • Have completed a comprehensive medical examination within the past 48 months • Be under the care of a physician for certain medical conditions • Have been found eligible for special issuance of a medical certificate for certain specified mental health, neurological, or cardiovascular conditions • Consent to a National Driver Register check • Fly only certain small aircraft, at a limited altitude and speed, and only within the United States • Not fly for compensation or hire B. Operating Requirements of Section 2307 of FESSA Section 2307(a) (8) of FESSA requires that the individual operate in accordance with the following operating requirements: • The covered aircraft is carrying not more than 5 passengers. • The individual is operating the covered aircraft under visual flight rules or instrument flight rules. • The flight, including each portion of that flight, is not carried out • for compensation or hire, including that no passenger or property on the flight is being carried for compensation or hire; • at an altitude that is more than 18,000 feet above mean sea level; • outside the United States, unless authorized by the country in which the flight is conducted; or • at an indicated air speed exceeding 250 knots.
  13. Could be a failing door seal and wind blowing it the right direction. I don't recall the delay between exposure and when it registers on the dot. I picked up something like this for my cockpit. Pressing the 'peak detection' button will show you the level even if below 30ppm. Hopefully others have some ideas/more experience with the 'dot's.
  14. Both of my I.A.s gave me the following way to determine which book: Is it required for the engine to operate? If yes, engine, else airframe. Since the engine doesn't need an exhaust system to operate, I would (and have) put it in the airframe book. Same for your air filter.
  15. I ordered one yesterday since it was the last day of the special pricing and today it's cheaper than yesterday ($149.00). FYI - tigers2007, I will probably see if they'll match as any CB club member would and you might want to as well.