M20Doc

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  1. Worn brushes are quite common failure and easily checked. Clarence
  2. What about review and comply with AD's, S/B's, S/I's, review STC ICA's, fill out log books, inspect airframe? Clarence
  3. I'd guess that it's the control for an SVS valve. Do you have a red warning light for low vacuum on the panel? Clarence
  4. There are other possibilities, maybe he inherited it. Clarence
  5. The kids or the owner doing it still need supervision of someone who knows whats going on. Clarence
  6. It's not just insurance on current production, it's the entire fleet and every new part they sell. Manufacturers are named in all kinds of stupid law suits, regardless of merit they still have to defend themselves. As an example Van's Aircraft was sued for $35 million when a builder used silicone sealant on a fuel flow transducer fitting, they made an out of court settlement. Clarence
  7. Electrons need both halves of the circuit to work, positive and ground. Don't forget to check engine ground to airframe as well. Clarence
  8. I'd use the MS20001 series closed eye hinge as well. It's much stronger. Clarence
  9. I would say that lack of proper footwear and improper grip may lead to a failed start. Clarence
  10. This troubleshooting guide might help. http://www.skytecair.com/Troubleshooting.htm Clarence
  11. God bless all the world's lawyers! Clarence
  12. After everything I've learned in this thread I would get rid of the secon nav/com. Mooney pilots being superior to all others can easily handle flight one whether it is working or not. You don't need it as the FAA has approved IFR flight on one anyway. You'd save weight, and increase your useful load to something closer to what it was approved for. With lower weight it will climb closer to something it was approved for. It will now have a chance of cruising closer to what it was approved for. Clarence
  13. I'm really feeling like a substandard pilot not having an instrument rating, I may have to sell off some of my avionics now. Clarence
  14. It also helps to have the plane on jacks and the gear partly retracted, taking the pressure off the bolts and bushing. Clarence
  15. Or send the vacuum pot to Brittain. Clarence
  16. That's and easy answer, mine is bigger.
  17. Normally the ammeter should be on the positive side. After start it should be a bit higher, retreating to near zero as the battery recharges. Knowing what the buss voltage is would let you know if it's a defective ammeter or an actual fault. Clarence
  18. I'm just correcting your statement that VOT in Canada requires an Instrument rating, which it does not. Clarence
  19. In Canada a VFR on top rating is an additional rating, it requires additional instrument training above and beyond what is required for a PPL. It is not and Instrument Rating. Clarence DIVISION XIII - VFR OVER-THE-TOP RATING 421.44 Requirements (1) General A VFR OTT rating may be issued for either the aeroplane or helicopter category. Once an applicant has obtained the VFR OTT privileges in one category, those privileges may also be attached to a licence held in the other category. (amended 2000/09/01; previous version) (2) Knowledge An applicant for a VFR OTT rating shall acquire a standard of knowledge in accordance with the Flight Instructor Standard - VFR OTT. (3) Experience An applicant for a VFR OTT rating shall complete a minimum of 15 hours dual instrument time of which a maximum of 5 hours may be instrument ground time. Training shall be in accordance with the Flight Instructor Standard - VFR OTT. (4) Skill An applicant for a VFR OTT rating shall have reached the level of skill specified in the Flight Instructor Standard - VFR OTT. (5) Credits An applicant for a VFR OTT rating who holds, or has held an instrument rating shall be considered to have met the Knowledge, Experience and Skill Requirements specified above, and shall be issued a VFR OTT rating upon request. (amended 1999/03/01; previous version) (6) Credits for DND Applicants (amended 1999/03/01; no previous version) An applicant who holds or has held an Instrument Rating issued by the Canadian Forces shall be considered to have met the Knowledge, Experience and Skill requirements specified above. (amended 1999/03/01; no previous version) (7) Credits for Foreign Applicants (amended 1999/03/01; no previous version) An applicant who holds or has held an instrument rating issued by a Contracting State shall be considered to have met the Knowledge, Experience and Skill requirements specified above. (amended 1999/03/01; no previous version)
  20. Sure looks like an elevator balance weight to me. Clarence
  21. I bought another locking one that was mentioned here. The results are so so, really no better than a standard version. Clarence
  22. Well for me my favourite thing here is all of you..............well most of you. Clarence
  23. Back in 2000 a friend went missing on the ferry flight home from BC to Ontario in his newly acquired airplane. He disappeared without a trace and only a brief 121.5 signal from his ELT was ever heard. Twelve years later the wreckage was located with only his wallet and pilot's license remained. Buy a good ELT and file a flight plane. Clarence
  24. The balance weights are secured with steel fasteners, hence the rust. Clarence