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  1. ArtVandelay

    Spray on Passive Deice Boots

    And WD40 Tom
  2. ArtVandelay

    Insurance up 20%

    Same Tom
  3. ArtVandelay

    Pre-201 Value Guide is ready

    Looking forward to the 201 version. Tom
  4. ArtVandelay

    How Reliable is JPI EDM900?

    Not for the 900 (or any certified engine monitor) which is what this thread is about, you have to use probes with specific part numbers. Tom
  5. ArtVandelay

    Engine recently seems to be leaking oil

    My engine had a cracked case, which I didn’t know about despite mentioning the oil leak to 3 different IAs. They never could figure out the source because the oil gets splashed around during flight. I put 700 hours on it with this problem, wiping down the nose gear and belly after a flight was routine. Tom
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    Removal of annunciator panel

    I removed my annunciator, ram air & vacuum was removed, 900 replaced all other functions except gear lights. So added just lights for gear down and gear unsafe. Tom
  7. ArtVandelay

    Check your exhaust

    I assume turbos are harder on exhaust components than NA? Tom
  8. ArtVandelay

    Voltage regulator question

    Smart regulators don’t, they slowly rise to reduce loads and voltage spikes. They usually require a certain RPM to start generating power and may need higher RPMs to get to maximum charging voltage. You need to measure voltage, at the battery before turning on the master to get its resting voltage. I think everything is working as designed. Tom
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    Ownership costs

    If you are just going to do day trips, rent. If you are going cross country trips that span several days or When you rent, you’ll be charged a minimum per day (3-4 hours) whether you are flying or not. Makes renting for trips expensive. Rentals aren’t as nice (interior, avionics..), having a nice, capable plane makes trips more enjoyable. Tom
  10. All in the west for some reason. Tom
  11. ArtVandelay

    True airspeed not what book says

    Good point, so power is reduced but I don’t think that will substantially effect EGTs or CHTs, unless it gets really bad. CMIIW. Tom
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    Auto Pilot

    Trade in? I think you mean upgrade, ie you can reuse the servos. Given it’s $25,000 vs GFC 500 $8000 3 servo configurations, I expect 99% will be upgrades from existing S-TEC APs. I would expect it’s installation to be much cheaper as well. S-TEC 30,50 control heads will become a dime a dozen. Tom
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    True airspeed not what book says

    No, but it will affect Gami spread. A bad cam can cause cylinders to run rich (less fresh air). Tom
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    Trio Pro Pilot For M20 Mooneys

    Wow, they are scheduled out until end of the year. Tom