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  1. Went up this afternoon or some testing in the C. There is no discernible difference in TAS with the cowl flaps trailing open by 1" Granted, weather conditions were different from the last time; the temp and hence, DA being the biggest factor. What is noticeable is the CHT. Power is about 23.5/2400. Old Cowl flap setting New Cowl flap setting: It definitely looks like Dave's cowl mod helps with cooling. Granted, it appears that the MP is about 1.5" higher in the first pic, but I have a hard time believing that alone is producing 30 degree hotter temps. I'm excited to see what happens to my "F"!
  2. If there was no E available, you could find an F, but it be much tighter with the G and the C would be in loose formation. Or, if you like, a "sus4" formation.... I think I need to go to bed.... Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  3. That is closed. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  4. C3 or C2. Much more powerful! Of course if you went to a 2 ship formation and one flew the first and the other flew the fifth then you would have a power chord formation! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  5. I haven't been able to get up and see if there is any effect on TAS yet.
  6. Let's speak "C" for a second.... I have been flying Dave's "C" around for a bit now. We have been trying some different cowl flap settings. When I first started flying it, the CHT's were about 390 with 70ish% (23/2400) power and about 50-75 ROP. I can't get it to run LOP, but that's not unusual for a "C." Dave opened the cowl flaps a bit (not sure how much), but the result, with the same power setting and nearly identical atmospheric conditions, was about a 30 degree drop to the 365 range! We are going to try different cowl openings to get the most effective cooling in both airplanes. Will keep everyone posted.
  7. Wanted to give a quick update: Dave worked on "Riley" last night and got much accomplished. Namely getting the oil cooler installed and most of the baffling fitted. There is little more to trim, but the end is in sight! I am somewhat disappointed with the LASAR relocation kit in-as-much as it seems to be a "one-size-fits-all" approach. Well, one size didn't fit my plane. As you can see in the pictures, Dave got it worked out! The plane has been down for some three months now. We ran into clearance issues around the original placement of the oil cooler. The clearance issues fall under the, "it will work, but it's really tight." Dave gave me the option and I made the command decision to move the oil cooler which delayed us a bit. I would not change that decision. It makes a much cleaner install! Again, when I got into this project, I knew it would take a while, but I love experimenting and it has been great working with Dave! The end is in sight (pending 337 approval). Weather permitting, flight testing will begin immediately upon completion and I should have solid numbers everyone.
  8. Weighed my Naked Mooney Today

    When you first did this, I wasn't sure how I felt about it. In fact, I really didn't like it. However, it has kind of grown on me and I really like it now! Well done. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  9. Mooney M20J with all LED exterior lighting.

    7.0A for nav lights. 16A for the landing light. Not sure the savings on strobes or beacon. These are savings numbers. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  10. Aviation Jokes

    Once there was a company that would supply first officers to airlines when they were short staffed. One of these was a dog named, "Co-pilot." Copilot did a great job and was a pleasure to fly with, so he was popular. One day, an airline was in need and they called the crew company. They specifically requested Copilot is he did such a great job the last time. Their response was not positive. They said that Copilot was available, but he did such a great job at his last airline, they upgraded him to captain and now all he does is sit on his ass and bark! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  11. I0-360 Intake Gaskets goop em or not?

    Just did this on mine. Great way to find a leak! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  12. Speed gain from landing gear aft fairings.

    It seems the biggest gains are achieved by cleaning up the underside. This makes sense since it is a high-pressure area. I'd probably gain 5 knots by getting rid of my antenna farm on the belly! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  13. Maybe you will see158TAS with Dave's mod
  14. Quick update applicable to those with Ram-Air. @Marauder @Bob_Belville For the past week I have been cruising around in Dave's plane (que evil laugh). I have to say, it's amazing that a 180 HP model can outrun mine by 5+ KT. While doing some TAS testing, I noticed the MP was the same as mine at the same altitude and roughly the same temp. 23" In my plane 23" was achieved at 6500MSL with a DA of roughly 7500FT with the Ram-Air open. Dave's achieves the same MP with no Ram-Air. I had to go back and look at my recorded data from six months ago to make sure. What I am getting at here is the fact that I don't think the Ram-Air will make a bit of difference with the mod. This was my and still is my theory. Flight testing will prove either way, but it's looking positive for the Ram-Air to to be removed! I don't know if it mod related or not, but I noticed it is much harder to come down and slow down in Dave's plane. It's a very slippery C!
  15. It's Raining Planes :-(

    Sounds a lot like fuel contamination. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk