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  1. Searching for Mooney nose wheel disc compression tool.

    Understand you might have one available?



    Dave, 985-860-1138

    1. Sabremech


      Hi Dave, I have one that I've borrowed from a friend. I can check to see if I can borrow it again.



    2. DAVIDWH


      Thanks for offer,

      Fellow pilot had one 45 minuets away.

      Discs in and all is well.


      Thanks for your offer.

    3. Sabremech


      Hi David,

      Glad all went well. Wondered if you had received my message.




    Puck Puck

    Again, Time to change Lord landing gear shock discs on nose wheel. Wondering if anyone on forum would have compression tool to lend, lease or sell. Plan B, ie turnbuckle compression, no joy. Lasar rents tool, but is presently in use in New Mexico. Any help would be appreciated. Pm me or (Cell) 985-860-1138
  3. If you have the nose gear puck changing compression tool, have been searching for one. Pm me or Cell: 985-860-1138 Thanks ,

    Hey All you Oshkosh People

    Oshkosh Air Venture announcements, STC Cert. for GFC-500: Cessna 210 Grumman AA-5, this is a burner with cruise speed of 122 kts. Beech Debonair--(C33, E33, F33 ,G33) Mooney...................................................................................................................................You got it, nothing.

    "Medeco" Ignition Switch

    Same problems with my Ovation. Mechanic replaced my turn and push conundrum sw. with a turn only switch, no more push and no more issues. Much more user friendly, not sure where he purchased it, but am sure you could find with a couple of inquiries. Best,
  6. For me, solved the 9.7 control panel issue by inverting the cradle. (Sporty's #7308A) Was able to keep the same base and arm as on the mini. When mounted correctly , had visual obstruction of key instruments, after inverting cradle 180 degrees, no visual issues. One minor problem with this method is that the original base clamps are now on top and the one on the right is now above the on off I pad switch. With a bit of turbulence, have had the sw. activated and Foreflight shut down. This was solved with end nippers and a box cutter to partially remove the plastic cradle clamp above the I-Pad switch. With this set-up your approach plates will now measure approx. 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches. Bifocals not needed.

    It might be overhaul time...

    Sorry about your bad day. Western Skyways overhauled the IO550 for my Ovation. The old engine kept the candles burning for 2250 hours before things got a bit shakey. Happy with their work, no squawks. One thing to keep in mind with the basic overhaul cost are the additional sugar wafers I had not considered. 1. New wiring harness, a must. 2. You really need those new engine mounts. 3. That aged exhaust system, got to be replaced now. 4. Fine wire plugs, don't leave home without them. 5. Engine removal and replace, mas dinero. 6. Freight in and out, my error, Western Skyways pays both ways. And so it goes. Golf carts, Mooneys and high maintenance women, where would we be without them?? Best,
  8. A few years ago there was an FAA accident report of a pilot running a tank dry then switching tanks. Engine never restarted and pilot was killed. FAA findings were blocked injectors due to bottom tank debris sucked in from dry tank. Personally, I stopped doing it after reading this report.
  9. In the past have had significant delays with credit card fuel stops flying over different states. A phone call in advance would prob. suffice.

    Mooney must be selling some

    When you do your spins with the rt. tank full left tank empty and aft cg. , hope you don't mind, but I would prefer to observe from the ground.

    Help With Records! New Owner

    Ex wives and eldest sons may be the wrong place to ask about paperwork. If I were you I would go the source, that being Alehandro. If anyone can locate the logs, it would be him. A few $$ offered in keeping his prison account current might go a long way toward asset recovery. No problem bonding, you are both Mooney pilots. If this fails, I would not be eager to tilt those windmills and would go to the sales barn ASAP. From my perspective, this seems similar to marrying a gold digger in Vegas on Friday that you met at an on line dating site on Thurs. You may love her, but she is still going to take your money. Best,

    A&P payment

    Interesting, My A&P has never considered asking for front money and we have been through an engine off, crate and ship for overhaul, then reinstall, a 310 HP STP upgrade along with various annuals et. As far as a test flight before payment, he just jumps in the right seat and says "Lets go" with no mention of $$$. Pretty much the same goes for my plumber, electrician and BMW mechanic. Never been asked for payment $$ before turning on the water, tipping a light sw. or a test drive after front end work is completed. In my opinion, you lost any bargaining power when you fronted the 20%. Or, as Forest Gump's mama might say , "aircraft ownership is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get". As a side note, when bill is received, I always pay same day received. Best,

    need help with Foreflight

    Foreflight customer service, 1-866-701-6529. Or Apples new pad with 128gb storage, Just an alternative suggestion, solves a lot of problems.
  14. Lowered my Ovation panel significantly by cranking seat height to max then adding a seat cushion. Big difference.
  15. If you think those Mooney reps were "Snooty" this year, at least you could understand them. Word on the street is next year they will be speaking Mandarin.