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  1. jasona900

    Muffler crack

    I worked for Power Flow during and after college (1998-2001), just as the company was getting started. I did a lot of test flying on their C172, 177, and Piper exhaust systems. I assure you there was a noticeable increase in performance on the O-320 and O-360 powered airplanes. We flew hundreds of hours testing different exhaust configurations, and even more to ensure the FAA STC requirements were met. We strived to provide a quality and reliable product. Of all the test flights I flew, I can assure you that when compared to the stock exhaust system, there was more power on takeoff with shorter take-off runs, better climb performance, and lower CHTs in cruise. This was not a "seat of the pants" measurement.. we always flew with a co-pilot who would document each test flight. We had a Piper Arrow that we conducted several tests on. This was the only fuel injected airplane equipped with a PFS system I got to fly on. Not sure if the constant speed prop "absorbed" the power gain, but the documented performance gains were not there. What was there was a decrease in fuel flow when compared to identical power settings with a stock exhaust, and lower CHTs. I left the company before they came out with any of their Mooney products. Fast forward (whoa) 15 years, and I had my own M20C that failed an exhaust pressure test during annual. Rather than re-welding/rebuilding for $1500, I decided to go with a PFS. The customer service had not changed since I worked there (excellent) and I had a new PFS installed on N6XM in no time. Similar to my experience with the Arrow, I did notice lower fuel flows, and MUCH cooler CHTs (around 15+ degrees cooler on each cylinder), but that seat of the pants increase in power was not there. Unfortunately, N6XM met an untimely demise with a landing gear collapse due to an incorrect preload setting during annual, so I did not get a good data set for comparison. Back to this thread... carbon monoxide poisoning simply should not happen with a PFS. There are no welds in the heat exchanger section to leak. That alone, along with the benefits of cooler CHTs, lower fuel flows, and a possible increase in HP make it a no brainier for me. If the time comes to fix the exhaust on the J model I now own, I will once again forego the $1500 and put my name in line for a PFS.
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    KC Area - Mooney A&P, CFI, Owners?

    I’m out of Omaha, and would be happy to fly down and take you up. Not a CFI or A&P.. but could certainly answer a lot of questions for you. PM me to set something up.
  3. That’s a darn good idea! I have a spare PTT somewhere in the bowls of my garage. Will dig it up and stuff it in the plane. Thanks!
  4. jasona900

    NOADSB message on GTX330ES

    I was having an issue with my GPS a few months ago, where it was loosing satellite lock. When it lost lock, I recall getting the same message on my 330ES. Maybe there is an issue with the connection from your GPS to your XPDR....
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    Today's flight for 2018

    They just wrapped up the airshow at Offutt AFB where I keep my plane. We got the boot and had to keep our planes elsewhere, as they put some of the show aircraft in the hangar the aero club and I keep ours. When I came back this morning, Kent Pietsch’s Jelly Belly was on the ramp. Which would you rather fly??
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    Airplane Covers - Which one is best?

    I was really impressed with Bruce. I had one of their covers from my old C, and tried to fit it on my J. The fit was good, but an antenna was preventing the cover from sitting correctly. I called Bruces to see if there was anything I could do. The had me ship them the cover, and fill out a new worksheet indicating where the antenna was. They added a zip up portion to the end of the cover allowing proper fit on my J. They also added snaps to the front straps, and a some screws with the receiving end of the snaps for my cowling. All for free, within a week, and even covered the cost to ship back to me. If I ever need a new cover, it'll be one from Bruce.
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    I had an issue with my GPS dropping lock on satellites... turned out the connection on the back of the radio worked its way loose.
  8. I pulled this from the Foreflight manual. The manual reads as one would expect. A crosswind from the left would have an arrow from the left and point to the right. I looked at a few other airports around the country, and they appeared to be reporting correctly. KSUN, as you stated, is reporting a left crosswind when it should be from the right. Strange.
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    A&P for M20F at KAWO or KPAE

    The folks at Command Aviation in Bellingham did a nice job maintaining my Mooney before I bought it. Enjoy flying around one of the most beautiful parts of the country!
  10. jasona900

    College World Series, Omaha, FBOs?

    TacAir at KOMA will take good care of you. I don't think there is a ramp fee there. Signature (also KOMA) will charge you a ramp fee...maybe $30, unless you buy a lot of their expensive fuel. KOMA will be your closest bet to the ballpark downtown..easily "uber-able". Council Bluffs (KCBF) is about a 20 min drive from downtown, but the folks at Advanced Air are some great people. Stay away from Oracle at Millard (KMLE) Expect a $15-25 ramp fee, and expensive fuel.
  11. I'll take the filter cutter tool.... PM sent.
  12. I keep my Mooney on base at Offutt. PM me with his contact info and I’ll reach out. Some good people here around Omaha!
  13. jasona900

    Today's flight for 2018

    Wow, now that is a great turnout! And cool polished Mooney!
  14. jasona900

    Fuel drip after shutdown

    An update on my situation... Eric from Oasis was kind enough to stop by on Friday. He wasn’t too concerned about the low boost pump pressure. Something to keep an on, and if it gets worse, it may be time for a new boost pump. I will fly to Willmar next week to address the excessive rpm drop during mag check. While safe to fly, he thinks the left mag is about .5 degrees off, and requires retiming.
  15. Count me in..looking forward to it!