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  1. Tips and Tricks

    N6018Q, Where are you located? I am at KHUM. N606WM Back to those tips: If on final approach your ground speed is higher than your airspeed, you might want to contact your CFI for a refresher tutorial.
  2. Finally!!!

    Are we talking Bit coins here or pesos??
  3. Tips and Tricks

    As per your request, Let the games begin: Tip # 1. Always pay someone else to wash and wax your plane. Tip#2. Put a SBR reminder on your pre take-off check list. (For those of you in Rio Linda, that would be speed brakes retracted) Tip# 3, Remove pitot cover and all tie down ropes before taxing. Tip#5, Activate pitot heat before entering icing, not during or after. Tip#6. In extreme turbulence, retract throttle, neutralize controls , then pray. Tip #7, To really understand how it is done, Watch Svetlana Kapanina's U-Tube videos. Many more tips, but coffee is waiting.
  4. Would anyone be interested?

    Sorry, but you may be too late. Mooney has already moved into the latest realm of Clorox bottle technology copied from Cirrus. Not sure why, but Boeing and Lockheed Martins F-35 Lightning || fighter are shunning Clorox and seems to be sticking with tried and true aluminum with a little titanium thrown in. Maybe, they are just getting things right. Best,
  5. Porpoising leads to gear collapse accident

    BOUNCE NO MORE : 1. No flaps. 2. Speed brakes activated. 3. Two throttle twists in the flare. 4. Continual back stick pressure . Don't panic, two out the above four will set you down softly. That tire squeak is so annoying....
  6. GTN 650 or IFD 440?

    Personally, I would drink a little less coffee at Starbucks and use the extra savings to purchase the GTN-750. No bifocals needed. The GTX-335 is a given.
  7. State Registration

    Just completed registration on my push behind Kawasaki powered lawn mower. Now must trailer unit in town for inspection sticker then over to agent for an insurance policy. If that wasn't enough , wife now upset because evidently I flushed the toilet too many times this month and our sewage bill is greatly elevated. Seems to me the swamp is getting deeper and the deep state is everywhere. Still waiting Donald ????
  8. LOP video

    Another video , although not as detailed as martins, but one I found helpful. Leaning the Mixture for a High Density Altitude Takeoff Rod Machado
  9. Starting problem

    My issues with this switch was not of a technical nature, but rather one of frustration. The mechanics of fiddling, turning, twisting pushing et. al, ad nauseam just became too much and not at all necessary. A&P installed a twist to start sw. that is now slick easy and effortless to use, or as they say in Kentwood, "Like socks on a rooster". Just my thoughts.
  10. Practicing stalls in a Mooney

    Two Words: Svetlana Kapanina Russian world aerobatic champion Many u-tube videos available
  11. Survival Kit Discussion

    My survival kit consists of flight following, two new box cutter knives (one in each side pocket) and two hatchets, again one in each side pocket. The box cutter knives are to cut loose the seat belts (Remember the pilot that crashed in a wooded area upside down and spent nearly 20 hours unable to free himself) and the hatchets are strictly for aircraft exit use. Now, where is that I-Phone when I need it?
  12. Aircraft Property Tax

    Hmm, i think it all depends on the political venu you are dealing with. Always remember you are going to be ratted out by the FAA, no matter how you slice the pie. They immediately inform your local tax boys upon registration of your aircraft. As for me, I registered Aircraft as a Delaware Corp. and paid nothing. Did receive one phone call, no certified mail, from tax office. After I told him the aircraft was not even in the state, he went away and never called again. According to Kortopates above response, Not sure how long you could stay in ground effect with a Delaware corp. in Calif. (Looks as if the juice may not be worth the squeezing). just saying it worked for me in another state. Best of luck
  13. Emergency Procedure

    When Sully landed in the Hudson, it was gear up. When the Mooney test pilot landed that beautiful new Acclaim on a suburban street in Florida after Sun and Fun it was gear up. ( I believe his comment was "He wanted to stop forward momentum as quickly as possible ". However, if there is a West Texas highway in front of your glare shield, no cattle, plan Gear down might be in order. Personally, over water it would be gear up, over land, like most things in life, it just depends.
  14. Landing Longer in Summer

    Drag racers use the chute to slow the roll. Mooney drivers activate speed brakes.
  15. Another Food Fight

    Altitude and speed are easily configured 5 miles from the airport. (As military pilots flying heavies are taught) In the pattern, hmm , not so easy. Sometimes you just have to use that six letter word (unable) when asked to keep your speed up. Of course this can rapidly change to (able) if threatened with a holding pattern.