N9405V

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    M20E

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  1. N9405V

    Mooney down in Hayward CA

    We know what killed him, he flew into a mountain. That point is not up for discussion. What should be talked about is the decision making that went into this accident and where we can all learn. Waiting until the NTSB report would be nice, but those take months and the timeliness of the incident is lost and if there is a mechanical issue, then it will resurface. The FAA has spent a lot of time lately hammering on aviation decision making and trying to break the chain of these accidents. It seems like this individual did not have much "fear" or was an adrenaline junkie (not said in a bad way). Not being a CFI, is there guidance from the FAA on how to teach and reinforce the ADM with students like this?
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    Why do they let them sit unflown

    Because it’s their plane... They banged Susie McEasy on the wing... They “think” they’ll fly again... They died and their family has no idea what to do with it... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Why do they let them sit unflown

    Because it’s their plane... They banged Susie McEasy on the wing... They “think” they’ll fly again... They died and their family has no idea what to do with it... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Trutrack Update

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/604257#additional The short bodies are excluded from the proposed stc list Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Trutrack Update

    And the GFC500 is not going to work if you have a short bodied Mooney. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Well, put in a new shower of sparks and presto, fired right up... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. My issue has nothing to do with starting procedure. After doing more trouble shooting today it looks like the sos is beyond its service life and a new one has been ordered. We’ll see if that’s it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Stay tuned, but it looks like the left mag might have a messed up terminal p lead terminal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. My M20E has been going through a pretty long annual this year and all of a sudden has become very hard to start to won’t start. I have an IO-360-A1A with the shower of sparks system. Mags, wiring harness, and plugs were all over hauled/replaced about 3 years ago and about 200 hours. The shower of sparks sounds like it did a when the engine would start easily with 3-5 blades. Here’s the kicker, when the engine starts, it runs smooth and develops 2700 rpm, and sounds great. Timing is at 25 BTDC.... The engine started fine going into the annual, we’ve replaced the fuel line from the throttle body to the gauge cluster, gas looks and smells right, no wires are missing that we can see... Any ideas or things to look for? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    iPad for ForeFlight

    I think it's about a 6" arm. I'll measure it when I head out to the airport tonight. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Mooney Purchase Request

    I’ve see these all the time in real estate. One of the things people are taught is to “dumb down” the letter so it doesn’t feel like it’s coming from a big corporation or someone the does this all the time. I’m not sure the research is that good if they think they’ll get a J for that price and meet those criteria. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    iPad for ForeFlight

    I have not had any issues with the compass and have flown like this about 60 hours. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    iPad for ForeFlight

    I use a Ram mount off the center support post. The only think it blocks on mine is the ancient Brittain autopilot and one fuel gauge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Is this corrosion or a gasket?

    I wonder if Mooney has pulled a wing with this type of corrosion and put it on a gig to see what the breaking point has been reduced to.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. The break was along the weld, all the way around. The time was really what I was worried about. There seemed to be no urgency to communicate with me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk