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  1. Looking to help a friend in the area.
  2. parts parts

    I would love the yoke trim switch that goes to fen KAP 150 in my 1982 J? Also looking for right side brakes for the same 82’J thanks!
  3. This is so on the money. I also learned to fly steam 35 years ago. I am all in on the argument that the 750/650/440 versus 530/430 is not all that much of a difference. I own a 750 and train my students on a 430. Like them both. But when it comes to PFD/MFD (I have 3 aspens and a G5), there is simply no comparison to the steam it replaced. I never found the tapes hard to read? Guess that is just me? But information and scan in hard IFR is 10000000000000000% easier. Guess I am a 56 year old millineal now lol
  4. What if...

    J.D. and Laura are the greatest. Please say hi for me. He has helped me so much. Can’t wait to see your prototype!
  5. @N601RX, would you mind sending me the paper work? Thanks so much! Mike
  6. What if...

    Bennett, You and I think so much alike. I bought 133DB for $95k almost 5 years ago. First I started working on the airframe to make sure it was perfect. I then added a GTN 750, 1 tube aspen, and a JPI830 (this was a mistake on my part as I ended up wanting primary and had to put in the JPI900). Then I zero timed my engine at Airmark in Ft. Lauderdale. Now I bought the plane with really nice interior (no quite as nice as yours, but for sure 8 or 9 out of 10). Then came a 1 piece belly, new landing gear pucks, new glass throughout. The. I had a new panel designed 3 tube aspen, JPI900, G5 so the vacuum system is gone. ADSB in and out, LED all around. Then off to Hawk for a tremendous paint job. Mine is probably a step below yours but it is one of the nicest I have ever seen. I probably have $200k in it. Will I ever get that back? No, but I have basically a brand new Mooney that I can fly for many years (I am 56). I am going to add more. A Garmin GFC500 or 600 when I can. Speed brakes and passenger side brakes this annual. Point is, for let’s say $225 you can have every bit as much Plane as what would cost $500 or $600 to build new Today. We need to take our planes to the same place someday just to see how they compare
  7. co-pilot brakes

    Thank you so much I appreciate!
  8. Hi all, I am looking for the kit to add passenger side brakes for my 1982 J. Thanks for any help! Mike
  9. co-pilot brakes

    Did you sell them? thank you
  10. Get the rating.

    Ok as Don warned this will or could degrade into a Us vs. Them conversation. Let’s see if I can put a bow on it. There are multifacits of what makes a better pilot: 1) stick and rudder skills (the most basic and important skill). VFR/IFR makes no Difference (practice and experience determines this). 2) AMD VFR/IFR makes on difference you either analyze and exercise good judgment or you don’t. 3) Situational awareness (this is where it gets tricky) IFR will help tremendously here. IFR training is defined as maintaining situational awareness under the pressure of so many tasks and distractions. The whole process of flying an approach is based on situational awareness WITHOUT reference to visual clues. 4) precision in technical flying skills. My guts says IFR training would mostly make a pilot superior here out of necessity and the requirement not to but regulations. Still, a very experienced VFR pilot could be every bit as precise as an IFR pilot. So what are we left with? Situational Awareness, and what is the leading cause of fatality in pilots who wonder into IMC? You guessed it loss of situational awareness that leads to loss of control. It is for the reason I stand by “YOU will be a better pilot if you get your IFR”. No that does not mean me as an IFR pilot are better than any other VFR pilot. In Med school they always say C Equal MD. Somebody graduates at the bottom of the class. I may just be that IFR pilot.
  11. Get the rating.

    I think you make a good point. I guess in the end further training is always a good thing! See you next week Don!
  12. Get the rating.

    Don, No question, and it is certainly not my intention to say an IFR rated pilot is better (or worse) than a VFR rated pilot. Still, the additional training certainly makes pilots better at general attitude flying. I 100% agree with you the rating is worth every penny. I would take it even a step further and get your commercial if you can. That really helps you learn precision landings and the limits of your machine. It is no where as challenging as your IR, but I do believe it helps a great deal with control of an airplane.
  13. Get the rating.

    I think the real benefit of an IR is really it just makes you a better pilot. I can’t comment on “out West” flying as I do most of mine in Southeast and Midwest, but having trained many pilots to their PP and IR I can tell you your a much better pilot after getting your IR. As far as using it for hard IFR? Single engine (normal aspiration) is usually ice in Winter and convective in Summer, but it sure is nice to be able to beak through a cloud layer.
  14. ETA Switches

    Hi all, I have all the switches you see in the pictures attached. I replaced all my ETA switches (from an 82J) with the new Klixon type. New panel had to have new switches. I do have the one “blank” switch which is a klixon type (it is new - about a year old). My boost pump and radio master are pretty worn as far as lettering, but all the rest have very good lettering. Make me an offer? Thanks! Mike
  15. Repaint Cost

    Thank you! It is unique lol