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  1. Oshkosh 2017

    Could you get in and out decently when you wanted to? i.e. were there long lines to fly out or a big stack up to land?
  2. Oshkosh 2017

    If I can, I want to drop into KOSH later in the week. Oshkosh is usually closed to incoming birds pretty early in the week. I'm wondering if anyone has flown into Fond Du Lac or Appleton and what the traffic and tie down situation is like there. Thanks, James
  3. Baggage Door Arm / Hinge

    Off of his screen door...
  4. Door lock needed

    I would look at cabinet locks or similar. You should be able to get them at the same place you got your mailbox lock. They allow you to remove keys at either position. As to Medeco, yes, they seem to be great, but you will pay just as much for them as you will pay from aircraft spruce for a certified replacement.
  5. Door lock needed

    I'm curious on this, how do you lock it (get the key out) when you shut the door to take off?
  6. Door lock needed

    Don't forget, though, that the airplane may fall out of the sky due to unapproved locks...
  7. No, but the repair can be overseen by a repair station. I put more trust in someone who does these regularly than into an faa document any day.
  8. At this point in history, I wonder what would be local for airplane parts. I think we all have to ship them. Just part of the deal. But then, I'm in the boonies too.
  9. Door lock needed

    I hear that a standard cabinet lock from your local hardware store will fit the bill...
  10. Had my InterAV alternator fail on me a while back (just after getting the plane) and I found a replacement as well. I seriously thought about the plane power replacement, but I really didn't want to rearrange my cowl when a direct replacement was so simple. I had my original rebuilt by an auto electric man (these alternators were also used on tractors) and have it as a backup, as good as new.
  11. Cleaning out the cupboard

    What are you looking for for the KX155, the KI209, and the Flightcom? (individually or together) Thanks! James
  12. BTW, to the poster looking for altitude hold, um...
  13. Couldn't you just set up a (If this then that) on Ebay to notify you of anything that fit the bill? It would take out a lot of the time for the daily vigilance... Just a thought.
  14. Slips; demonstrated X/W (E)

    Also remember that the "demonstrated crosswind" is landing without rudder input. It is more of a judge of the strength of the landing gear than of the plane's actual crosswind handling. I have personally been in a short body when the pilot smoothly landed in direct crosswinds 30 gusting 50mph... This was during my transition training with an extremely experienced Mooney pilot. I flew down the runway and he was telling me that I was using too much rudder input! I can't imagine what the later, longer rudder would allow. As to the strength of the gear, I can attest to the fact that it is quite strong in side load. (Again, in my transition training) I had the plane skidding down the runway at quite an angle to the runway with no ill effects to the gear upon inspection.
  15. Looking for more

    I just looked at @Dream to fly's original post... He's looking for 175kts, that can easily be achieved in a Mooney without turbine conversion. I think a 305 Rocket conversion or even possibly a 231 or 252 would fit his bill... Much easier on the pocketbook and much less of a fuel bill.