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Everything posted by ArtVandelay

  1. Since when is the dfc90 approved for Mooneys?
  2. Why? Vertical antennas work great for horizontal transmissions, so a horizontal antenna should work great for vertical transmissions (it transmits to satellites, not ground stations).
  3. Try this at home 1st, find a box that’s about 1ft high, sit on it with your legs stretched out in front of you. Imagine sitting like that while flying the plane, if it doesn’t feel comfortable you may not like a Mooney. If you drive a corvette, Porsche, or other sports car you’ll probably feel at home. If you drive a truck or SUV, you may not.
  4. To each his own I guess…so much for the smooth sleek lines of your formerly laminar flow wings.
  5. But the rat socks should stop that (assuming they’re in good shape)?
  6. If true, I expect the critter is a bird, and was getting into the wing via aileron control rod hole, so I would start tracking the path from there.
  7. I replaced the lenses because they were crazing. Otherwise just remove the frame and then sealed it with PRC. LEDs are necessary because of their long lifespan, I seem to have to replace 1 of the 4 lights every annual.
  8. I would have expected the pitch 100% for a couple of reasons. We’ve had some members that had pitch oscillation issues. Js have springs on the elevators controls.
  9. Kinda looks like old insects or their cocoons. I would think about upgrading to LEDs while your at it, and removing the frame, it’s not necessary and removing it will improve your speed by about 3 knots. My guess is that it was parked outside.
  10. If you are going to live on a boat, sell the house, there might be enough proceeds to buy a boat and a Mooney….sounds like a win-win. I owned both, during a hurricane evacuation having a Mooney that allows you to fly away is a luxury. You’ll need to pick a base of operations. Personally I would choose east coast of Florida, then you can make leisurely trips to the Bahamas.
  11. I wonder how much resistance is in the trim system when the trim servo is completely disconnected? I know mine has significant resistance (compared to a 172 ) when I use the trim wheel, but I assume that’s because of the electric trim servo.
  12. That’s not what I’m saying…I know how to fly. How do the gear up pilots get down to landing speed (for example 71 knots or less in my J) while descending without noticing their normal power settings aren’t working? (I assume it would be noticeable, I’ve never tried landing without the gear being down, I will have to try it, but not the actual landing part of course).
  13. I like to know how the pilots are slowing down without the gear being extended?
  14. I believe the G3X uses the GAD 29B to interface with the 429 bus, at least it does with the GTN/GNS units.
  15. I think 255/G3X control connection is an ARINC 429 , RS232 IN is GPS data, navigation data is separate VOR connections. So what are you missing? There is a RS232 OUT as well but that might be backwards compatible to SL30 which is what the 255 used to be, the 255 manual shows it in the wiring but does elaborate on its use. Why do people feel the need to try to slam Garmin all the time?
  16. I always drain the oil through a screen to collect any debris with every oil change, easy to do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I lived on a boat for 10 years, owned my plane for 7, and value is up to how much you use it. Boat engine overhaul cost 1/4 of aircraft engine. I did all the minor maintenance on my boat, but not on the plane. Like planes, a lot of them become derelicts from disuse. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. GTN app is available for ipad. G5 is pretty simple so probably not worth it.
  19. My DME was a KNS80…I couldn’t get rid of it fast enough.
  20. In US, VOR and NDB approaches are being eliminated, small airports especially since there is no equipment to maintain with a GPS approach.
  21. All M20Js have 201 mods, J=201. Later version added winglets and other minor changes are called 205s. Many older 201s retrofitted the 205 mods.
  22. I second having the seats reupholstered I’ve done 12 hours/day in my 78J.
  23. Well, in their defense manufacturers do some funny things with their wiring. For example the infamous auto dimming circuit using the nav lights.
  24. But assuming you have an impulse coupling, it won’t, and the magnetos need to be rotating at a certain speed in order to generate enough power to create a spark.
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