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  1. Not all damage is covered by insurance. They might operate the airplane improperly and cause detonation damage. They might spill something on the seats and ruin them. They might scratch the paint or window. A deposit would be to cover the deductible or any other portion of damage that is not covered by insurance. Then of course if you actually file a claim, your premiums will be higher if you are even able to get insurance.
  2. Personally, I would require a fully refundable deposit of $5000 or $10,000. If they damage the plane or fail to pay their monthly fees or hourly charges, then it comes out of their deposit. If they are good stewards of the plane then they get all the money back when they decide to leave.
  3. I don't think it's quite that straight forward. If NJMac has a Class 3 physical he can act as a required crew member and can thus be a safety pilot. In that case, any time the other pilot is under the hood, NJ can log PIC time and so can the pilot manipulating the controls. If NJ only has Basic Med, he cannot legally act as a Safety Pilot unless they do what you stated and designate NJ as PIC even though the other pilot will be doing the flying. However, that may or may not be an issue with the owner's insurance. Or I may be wrong. Here's a link to AOPA: Safety Pilot PIC
  4. 7 on our J, but there has to be enough fuel in the tank to float the bulb. Thus you need 11 gallons in there before you will get a reading.
  5. No complaints yet. Fairly smooth but not as smooth as I thought it would be. Then again, it has 2600 Hobbs hours on it but all the indicators are still good. It did have a top overhaul several hundred hours ago though. Even though it has a constant speed prop, the plane is really more like an overpowered C172. No separate prop control so you essentially just work the throttle for power and mixture to optimize power/fuel economy. When you first pull the power lever back, it has NO effect on MP, it just reduces RPM. Once the RPM is back at 2500, THEN it starts to reduce MP but it seem
  6. Maximum 'demonstrated' speed is 133 KIAS but there have been successful deployments above that speed. According to the safety guys on the COPA forum, so far, if the chute is deployed at or below that speed and above 1000' AGL, they have a 100% survival rate.
  7. I said I would come back and give you my impressions of the Cirrus SR22 (2004 - G2) after I checked out in it. I now have 5 hours of dual (insurance requirement), 3 hours flying time for my leg to bring it home, and several hours in the back seat while my partners flew either dual or as PIC. 1. Walk around. Mostly easy since there isn't much to look at. However, there are FIVE locations to sump in the morning instead of two. That's a lot of time on my knees for an old man. 2. Getting in/out. So far, more difficult than the Mooney. Can't step or kneel on the seat because it mig
  8. No. That isn't available until several years later and a couple hundred thousand dollars more. Ours has the inadvertent ice system. Kind of useless in my opinion, especially since it costs about 50 lbs of payload when the tank is full. However, I guess it will be nice to have if I ever screw up and encounter ice. From what I can tell, other than pumps and tank size, the main difference between the FIKI and non-FIKI is that the FIKI version covers the entire wing while the non-FIKI doesn't quite reach all the way out to the wingtip.
  9. Uhhh, no. If peak pressure is before TDC the engine will try to run backwards. Ideally peak pressure will happen about 15 or 16 degrees AFTER TDC.
  10. I've enjoyed being here and I've learned a lot. But next week my new partners and I will be picking up our new to us Cirrus SR22. One of our other partners will be buying us out of the Mooney and moving it to S43 (Harvey Field) just east of Everett, WA. One share still for sale, by the way, for $37,000. I've loved the M20J but I will also enjoy the added safety of a parachute (especially for my non-pilot wife) and a little bit more speed, even though it will be less efficient. Take care, be safe, have fun.
  11. The way I look at it. Running either ROP or LOP will slow the combustion process, which moves peak pressure further past TDC which reduces CHT. At peak EGT, because the fuel air mixture is not perfectly distributed, there is both unused oxygen and partially burned fuel going out the exhaust. By about 75F ROP, I've added enough extra fuel to effectively use up all the oxygen without significantly slowing the combustion process so I get maximum power. I've now got even more partially burned fuel going out the exhaust but essentially zero excess oxygen. Any rich than that and I'm
  12. Don't go to a parts store, go to an auto paint supply shop. Take a clean panel that is the same color you want. If the chips are down to the aluminum then let them know that. They'll tell you to get a self etching primer to get a firm grip on the aluminum and then you can paint over the primer. We needed to do an entire panel so we asked them to put the colors we needed into spray cans.
  13. Probably the least expensive way to get an accurate fuel gauge is to buy an Aerospace Logic fuel gauge: AL Fuel Gauge for use with Cies floats $879 current price. And Cies floats: Cies for Mooney $455 each (4 required) for digital output to go with the AL gauge above. $2699 plus installation. You'll know how much gas you have within a fraction of a gallon.
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