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  1. Hi Jim, I was not aware of this. But it's interesting. I just spent a few minutes looking at it and see some pretty serious security flaws with that Map that I'm trying to avoid with mine. I think it was because it was a self-service map. Everyone was expected to add themselves. As I'm here on a business trip in Chile, and I'll be off to Kenya for the next couple of weeks, it's not all that easy to keep up with the requests to add members, but I do my best to keep up with it as I can. I've thought it would be much easier if I just had everyone add themselves. But in this age of internet bots and identity theft, I really want to keep the security of personal information as tight as possible and that means I have to control it myself. So I'll do it. I hope everyone finds the map useful and I'll plan to maintain it as long as I can, and when I can't I'll hand it off to someone to continue.
  2. If you use the search feature, and put in a city name, it will list all the members in the city. I'm aware of the situation and have tried a couple of different solutions. This is what I have at the moment.
  3. I'm pretty sure it was a Bonanza A36 with the back doors off.
  4. Thanks guys. I've always been a bit of a geek for maps. I'm enjoying the project.
  5. There is a secret move that can be done with the yoke to automate that last 3 inches.
  6. No With a manual gear Mooney, you're best off getting the gear in the wells ASAP on positive rate of climb. The tires shouldn't be scuffing or touching anything in the wells if they're sized correctly. You can extend the gear just as fast if you need to get back on the ground. You'll climb much faster which equals safety. You'll also reduce engine heating before it gets started... and besides all the safety benefits, it looks cooler as well
  7. You could start by replacing the coffee grinder that is your beacon. It's a power hog and for $500 you can replace it with a blindingly bright, (don't look at it directly without a welding mask on), LED version that just sips the power.
  8. I'd be up for a weekend fly-in and motorcycle tour. Fly to somewhere in Western NC in the Mooney and rent a bike for a day or two of riding through the area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Tail of the Dragon, Cherokee, Fontana Dam, Mount Pisgah, etc. We don't need a tour guide, or organized (pay for) excursion. I've already got the maps for it somewhere :-)
  9. It's an admirable effort, but there are much cheaper/easier ways to achieve the same outcome. As @N6758N says, start with LED landing lights. I'd also to the Generator to Alternator conversion ASAP. It's a pretty common upgrade. Then move on to replacing all your lights with LED's. And finally every time you upgrade a radio, nav, instrument, etc, you'll likely also be reducing the amp draw as well. And those upgrades will pay much better dividends. Better to upgrade the antiques in your panel rather than upgrade the electrical system to support the antiques.
  10. The worst thing about flying into Asheville, is that you can't bring the motorcycle that way. Stick a pin in the map in Asheville and draw a circle 100 miles in diameter. That is some of the best motorcycle riding anywhere in the country. I went to high school in Asheville, and my grandparents lived there until they passed away a few years ago. It's one of my favorite places in the the whole US.
  11. ...and likely some STC's involved.
  12. It'd be a lot cheaper to sell and go buy a 28v bird.
  13. Brad, First you'll need to add either an airport or city to your profile as the Location. That will get you on the map. Let me know when you've done that and I can send you the link.
  14. Someone will be along soon to quote the POH and the requirement to use flaps for landing a Mooney.
  15. Mooney doesn't make or sell Suburbans. Neither does Porsche. Meanwhile Chevy sells both Suburbans and the Camero. I'm fine with my two person and a dog airplane. I also drive a 2+2 car.