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About smlynarczyk

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  1. smlynarczyk

    Cost for a factory new IO-360 for a J

    I like these prices...
  2. smlynarczyk

    Cost for a factory new IO-360 for a J

    Thanks everyone for all of the great info. Very helpful.
  3. I am looking at a J with an engine approaching TBO and would consider buying the plane but need some cost estimates because I would opt to have an engine swap upon purchase. I checked out the 2015 posting here on MS by (DHC) and it seems like a pretty big ordeal (oil lines, hoses, prop governor, ...). Any insights into the cost for going with the factory IO-360-A3B6? Also, a shop recommendation for that price? Any other considerations? Thx.
  4. Any additional thoughts about this product? Function? Reliability? Maintenance/costs?
  5. smlynarczyk


    Not my place to price another person's plane. The total hours look attractive but there are a bunch of other planes out there that seem to be better buys. I keep coming back to check mooneyspace each day and yes I will buy. I have spent enough time (and travel costs - lots btw - coast to coast and multiple times down south) looking at Mooney planes to know what I want and what is or is not a fair deal. This is btw a great place to sell your plane. I had an opportunity to buy a 201 last summer advertised here that I passed up and I highly regret. I am now much more educated and eager to buy. It has been a great learning experience. This site has helped tremendously in educating me. :-)
  6. smlynarczyk

    Looking to Buy an Eagle or Early Ovation?

    FWIW, I just looked at the Eagle that was on EBAY. It is now on Trade-a-Plane. The plane is physically located at Kenosha (WI). Plane is nice; a few cosmetic issues. UL was 970. The questionable: 1) Sat a while (10 hours since 10/2014) and sparse hours since 2010. 2) Oil changes seemed to have been too expensive for the first owner. Entries indicate 60, 70, 90 and 130 hours between some of the changes. Long stretches of the oil sitting due to sparse usage between 2010 and 2018. Disappointing as I had high hopes on the way to see it. The seller mentioned a recent bore-scope that showed the cylinders to be fine...
  7. smlynarczyk

    low priced flying m20c

    Off topic for someone wanting to sell their plane, but... since you all started :-) ... the ability to have gun while flying over Canada toward the far reaches of Alaska has been on my mind. DBX, your mention of a 45-70 had me looking as Canadian laws and it looks like this might be a good option. Thx :-)
  8. You mentioned it being cheaper? Any ballpark of the costs that you can share? Looking at a plane today where this will be a consideration.
  9. smlynarczyk

    Stratux Mount

    I used the nano 2 which came with an antenna (it is about 3" tall and quite thin). I seldom pick up a tower even though I am at 3-5 K and have the unit on the dash.
  10. smlynarczyk

    Stratux Mount

    Wow... I too built my own stratux for bidirectional and yes it cost a little more than $75. Seems like mine is a little more finicky about reception (my antenna choice?). If this really does have the reception that mine seems to lack, I just wasted my time. Thanks for posting. I need to visit their booth at OSH this week.
  11. smlynarczyk

    N1163Z has a new home

  12. smlynarczyk


    Thank guys. Went through the logs again and yes the tach was replaced. Now all the numbers do make sense.
  13. smlynarczyk

    PPI Reference

    Thanks Bob! Maxwell would be my choice if TX were closer. Still may go this route though so you just answered one of my questions about delivery. Thanks!
  14. smlynarczyk

    PPI Reference

    Hi - I am needing to do a prepurchase on a Mooney in the Kansas/MO/IL area. Any recommendations for a good shop in the area (ideally KS or MO). I have considered getting it down to TX but it would mean having to get someone to fly it down so hoping for a shop that is good quality but closer. I found one shop in Illinois (Byerly) - anyone have any dealings with them?