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  1. Sounds like the warning threshold is set too low on the JPI. I fly mine at 1580 to 1600 TIT. 1650 is the upper limit and I think that's where my JPI warning is set. My TIT is pretty high if I do a full power climb. I almost always do a climb at 2500/32" and the flow rate is about 24gph.
  2. 182KTAS at 9000. At 17k i will get about 192.
  3. I run mine like @mike_elliott. Thursday was 29"/2400/1580TIT at 17.8GPH. My hottest CHT was number 3 at 382. The others were in the 350s and 360s. This was about 150 ROP.
  4. After a PM, I would retract my Broadies recommendation.
  5. @gsxrpilot If your speaking from experience, please provide more details. I'm in and out of FTW on a regular basis. If there is a reason they are to be avoided, I would like to know in case I have an issue when on field. I addition to Maxwell and SWTA, there is Brian Kendrick at San Marcos which did my last annual.
  6. Broadie's aircraft at FTW is a Mooney Service Center. I have used them for several things in the past but not recently. I bought my first aircraft 20+ years ago which was a 1978 C Model from the late Mr. Broadie. Worth a call... You can't go wrong with Maxwell if the seller will get the plane there.
  7. I used Jerry Johnson out of KAFW for my transition training. I have flown with him for 20 years since I bought my first C-model Mooney. He is another good option if he is available. His son Mark is in the Houston area and would be another great option.
  8. I have had my bravo about 18 months and 200 hours. I figure on 22 gal the first hour and 18 gph there after. I run 29"/2400/1580 to 1600TIT ROP. I personally have flown 4.2 hours and put in right at 80 gallons.
  9. I'm needing a waterproof PLB. I know this topic has been discussed before but I can't find the info I have seen in the past. Technology changes quickly. So if I'm buying today which one would you buy? Thanks, Neil
  10. My shadin shows between 28 and 29 gph.
  11. Lycoming TIO540 in the Bravo or at least in mine.
  12. I may be there as well. On my calendar.
  13. When I flew last friday, the heat was good and strong. Opened and closed valve multiple times and no issue. The temperature was +5 C. I'm thinking something froze up when I hit the light rim ice. Flying tomorrow at a higher altitude and it will be colder so I'll test some more.
  14. I have the sentry ADSB device with CO meter. No evidence of a leak. Experienced a CO issue in a previous plane and extra just cautious. The amount of air flow did not change just no warm air from the vents. I'll be flying it Friday and test again.
  15. Last week I flew from the DFW area to Denver Centennial. The temperature at 8-10k was between -10 and -15C. I pulled the heater on for a while and it worked fine blowing both hot air on the lower vent and defrost. I'm kinda scared of heaters to due the age of my exhaust even though it's been maintained, inspected, etc. So I turned it off. Got into a slight rime icing. Climbed up 2K and icing quit. Went to use the heater again and it did not blow hot air. Did water/ice get somewhere it should not have been and something needs repairing? Have others seen this before? Thoughts?