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  1. Pic below is of cushion retention rod.  There are two at the rear of the cushion (pictured) in the baggage compartment and two at the front right behind where the rear passenger knees would be. 

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  2. Hi Ventus,

    Sorry for the delay.  Pics of rear seat removal below. There is a small pin on the outer side of each seat.  Pulling the pin releases the the seat back and the seat belt on the fuselage side of the seat back.   The seat can then be tilted out of the center anchor (also male to female but without the spring loaded pin.  Good luck!



    seat pin.jpg

    seat pin 2.jpg

  3. Hi,

    I read your post on removing the back seat (I do have an M20F with split folding back seats).

    Since I need to take it out to bring it to the seat shop. Any suggestion which help?


    If I pull the side pin the seat fold but 

    I was unable to find the place to take out the small rod which looks keep the seats attached.

    Thank you a lot




    1. Shadrach


      Ciao Ventus!

      My memory is that the small rod is for holding the bench seat only. The seat backs should tilt out when rotated full forward. I will be at my hangar on Thursday or Friday and I will try to shoot a quick video tutorial with my iPhone.

      Distinti saluti,


  4. One funny tale ON checklist and memory: About 25 years ago I was downwind in my glider and... I forgot to extract the landing gear. Obviously I ends up in the belly on the grass runway. Not big damage but I took the glider to the shop because the fuselage needs to be checked anyhow. I took the glider back from the shop and guess what.... during the first flight.... I forgot to extract the landing gear AGAIN and this time I land on grave and really scrap the fuselage because the grass runway that time was wet and I did not like to make the fusolage dirty :-) My brain was taking care of the shining fuselage and forgot the LG :-) From that day on I check the gear on downwind, on base and also almost during the flare :-) Never ends up on the belly again. Ciao Andrea
  5. I realize I wrote 1966 while it's 1967 sorry.
  6. Thank for all the comments. I'm glad to trigger this discussion. Regarding the format I also try the booklet version if someone wish to have it contact me with PM. For what matters I update my profile. I've been engaged with mooney because it looks to me it's the GA plane which has laminar flow wings and control rods as my almost 40years flying passion.
  7. Dear mooniacs, Thank you for all suggestions. I wish to strictly adhere to the 1967 POH it comes with the plane and this is the reason of potential discrepancies you may have between your practice or your specific POH and the CL content. The intent was to make it a public relatively complete CL for the 1967 Executive M20F without ANY mods because the original POH lacks of modern CL template and lacks of emergency parts. (I integrate the list with what it was missing and verify that its various steps were in logical order respect the controls/switches position.) The reason I decide to make this public is to try to give something back to the community after being looking for sometimes and not find anything. Initially I was doing as suggested to split the lists in parts, but at the end I decide to put them in a single word file that everyone can modify at will. However if you notice when printed doubled face you will ends up having 3 simple sheets: 1 Preflight,2 Flight,3 Emergency. Thus you may device to bind them together or use just only one depending on the situation. Any other suggestions is more than welcome. The idea is to come up with a community verified better check list for the model. Thank you all Andrea
  8. Well I took the procedure from the manual I try to NOT INVENT ANYTHING so please explain what's wrong. Thank you
  9. Hi everyone, I recently bought a 1966 M20F and prepared this checklist by taking information from the original 1967 POH, 1968 POH and for emergency M20J POH. I also add a couple of tables which computes the different speed vs weight. All speeds given in MPH Andrea M20F_CheckListV2.docx
  10. HI ALL, I'm looking for a mooney in Santa Rosa,CA, possibly with a patnership. If anyone is interest please call me. 7075086004 Have safe flights Andrea
  11. Thank you, I was aware of Bennett great mooney and for that reason I was checking out the web, but I was unable to find them. I did look at them sometimes ago, but not recently. Thank Andrea
  12. Hi everybody, I'm wondering if someone here knows something about aviation design. This company was known to have great interiors for mooney but their website appears shutdown. Any news from mooney space ? Have nice fly Andrea
  13. I may Give you a suggestion: try a glider :-) I'm a glider pilot since 88 and Now I'm transitioning to the power plane world. I always had a glider and some years ago I had a sport seaplane. Now I wish to move to a mooney. Why I tell you so because recently a men of 81 years old became The new us glider champion in a class where everybody can compete :-) So never give up flying just try something different, Andrea Ps: I personally know a man who is 103 years old and he complains about the earing that may impair his medical :-) The guy still tow gliders with a Stinson athough joung pilot always seats on the passenger side doing nothing. So I believe we all have plenty of time still to go.
  14. I know it may sound strange, but one of the best suggestion i can contribute with is: Take a glider rating or at laest some glider lessons. Modern gliders have approaching speed of 55-60knots, weight 1500lbs and have a glider ratio with airspeed brakes Out very close to any single with no engine and flap down, but they give you an amazing psychological advantage: They have no engine :-) You cannot go around an you must know how to always make the runway or alternatively the spot you decide to land. Very soon the instructor teaches you the first rule: fly it never let the plane stall, kept the right speed. No TROTTLE to compensate for misapproach. You will find yourself very soon automatically spotting for place to land always and mentally computing the Required altitude always, and feel a little bit confortable you can successfully manage a silent landing. Have safe fly Andrea
  15. Is the plane still on sale ? Thank Andrea