Robert C.

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    2006 Ovation GX

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  1. that'll happen the day after, on 4/1 Robert
  2. Mike, I sent you a PM with 2 versions attached. Robert
  3. Nicely isolated at home found myself exploring some dark corners of the G1000 (manual) to stay entertained and tripped over this topic. Probably already known to many of you G1000 drivers....but I just (re)discovered how to import a flight plan into the G1000. Create the flight plan in (or Skyvector I read somewhere); On the NavLog page press the "Garmin Button" and save to the MFD top/supplementary SD card; when in the aircraft open the G1000 flight plan menu page and just import it. Full description here: Fly Safe everyone, avoid mid-airs with Coronas.
  4. hmm..then again, you can get all the information also from the menu option right above it, the metars page: Robert
  5. I don't, but you could email or call the MAPA Office. I imagine that they have files of the old issues. Robert
  6. If you have SVT on the G1000 you can (try to) keep the velocity vector at -3deg and simultaneously overlapping the approach end of the runway Kidding aside, I try/practice that periodically and unless you have a perfectly smooth day it's harder than it sounds.
  7. We have done everything described above...and I still need to make sure that after landing rpm don't drop below 950-1000 or it will stall. Sitting idling I can get it to the 900-950 range as long as I reduce very slowly and carefully. I've given up, was spending too much on my A&P trying different things. Hope you have better luck Robert
  8. What GeeBee said ^^^ I did mine about 2 years ago and paid about $31k for for the GIA63Ws and software upgrade for the S-Tec, and the GTX345R for ADS-B. As noted, the issue isn't Mooney but that Garmin has discontinued making the GIA63W GPS units. The newer models are unfortunately not backwards compatible. Also worth exploring is to check with people who understand/know this stuff whether you could get kits for Beech or Cessnas and then have a MSC use the appropriate cabling, s/w etc. for your Ovation. Of course those might be equally rare at this point. Good luck. Robert
  9. It was done as the result of a direct request. He'd already made up his mind (based on his past experience) that the cracks were real. Waiting to hear whether he pulled the cylinders - certainly wouldn't want to pay for that since that could have been prevented if he's done the DPI without my prompting.
  10. Update: Dye Penetrant Inspection was done and no cracks were found....phew Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences and recommendations! Robert
  11. Thanks Anthony. I checked the EQ3 info in the MSBs. Dates don't line up, my engine is about 6 months older than the ones Continental identifies. I don't have any info on the 1st 900 hrs, other than that the previous owner started the engine with the tow bar attached. Full engine tear down and a replacement prop later she was back in the air. I put 400 or so hrs on the engine without any cylinder related issues. My AP reviewed the performance data from the G1000 (I upload to Savvy and gave him access) at every annual and neither of us ever found anomalies (other than a loose probe once. I'll be asking my AP about doing a Eddy Current or LPI check, but suspect he won't think that necessary.
  12. Thanks Clarence. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into helping others here on Mooneyspace. Robert
  13. thanks for input so far, pls keep it coming! I implicitly trust my shop. They haven't tried to rip me off ever, and have a well deserved reputation for competence. The charter operation they are a part off got rid of their Barons because of the frequent cylinder cracking they experienced on those, so they have experience with the issue. I just authorized them to take those jugs off so they could look at the cams/lifters/etc. Robert
  14. After a year of trouble free flying I was expecting an uneventful Annual. Engine readouts of EGT and CHTs and oil pressure have been normal all year. 13 year old IO550 with 1300 (TIS) hrs. How naive I am/was! Got an email from my AP-IA this morning with 3 pictures of 3 cylinders cracked between the fuel nozzle hole and spark plug hole. I'm sure we'll be talking soon to discuss next steps. Anything in particular I should know about this failure mode? Questions to ask? Solutions I should explore with him? Thanks in advance, Robert