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  1. It's the shunt valve for the B-6.
  2. If my experience is representative, year two will be much, much less and by year three it will approach trivial, at least in the context of airplane ownership. As you get some hours in the thing, your premiums will decrease rapidly.
  3. Not even PC on that one. Funny spending money on the Aspen and the JPI.
  4. My use is quite similar to what you are looking for. I'm in the Willamette valley and most of my travel is south to CA or east to eastern WA, ID, NV. I'm flying a 20E which I've had for 16 years. With 52 gallons usable I can make SLC heading east generally no problem. Coming home will often require a fuel stop as i start to get nervous over 4 hours. With 5 hours max fuel, small changes in winds can make a big difference over 600nm, probably reiterating the obvious. Where we live, and where you need to go, you will live and die by the MEAs naturally aspirated. It's 10,000 minimum to get out unless you run the gorge, but that only gets you down to 7,000 or so. Whenever there is weather, there is going to be ice over the Cascades or the Siskiyous. And that's really the only thing that impacts the utility of an E model out this way. Mine flies great at 14-15,000. Useful load is more than sufficient for 2 plus as much you reasonably need to take. The small, high baggage door keeps you honest. Manual gear and flaps make for brain-dead simple systems and therefore low maintenance cost. For one-person travel I love my homely old E model and the only reason we'd sell it is to get the improved utility the turbos and deice provide. But we stay on the fence as the current cost of ownership and cost of use are about as trivial as airplane ownership get.
  5. ..and if you have manual gear, you want these push-button receivers.
  6. Yes, elevator servos are in the tail cone. The drawing from the IPC shows the basic PC installation. The B6 autopilot with heading and nav coupling was an option. Pitch control, which would add the elevator servos, was an option to the B6. Speaking in my 65-66 terms. I think in 67 they went away from the stand alone PC gyro.
  7. So no gps or nav radio? I though you needed something external for navigation. IFR that is
  8. Chris, I've been trying to understand the architecture of the Dynon system. Ignoring the D10 backup, I see the two 10-inch displays, the KX-170 and the ICOM nav. I'm assuming there's more, remote equipment. Care to detail what all is in the system you put together and how it's all intended to play?
  9. Sounds more Mooney friendly than 105 lbs of Labrador
  10. Seems like a great idea, but we've tried MuttMuffs twice and he just won't keep them on. See lots of pics of dogs wearing them, but on my dog, they just slide off the lab fur. And if I try to cinch them down tight enough to convince yourself that they're really sealed, he doesn't tolerate them. I worry about his hearing some, but it's hard to keep the dog from trying to leap on the wing every time he's near the plane, so I guess it's not causing too much discomfort.
  11. What I can't do without that's in my hangar? BMW 635CSi Ducati 750-F1/748/e900/900SS TM 300 enduro XR600R and a bunch of plane stuff
  12. V35 with a big baggage door..... hoisting the dog into the back either over the rear seat or through the baggage door seems like a losing proposition