Supercop0184

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    Avidyne WiFi/BT Failure General Announcement

    This is great. I get weather - but it’s REALLY SPOTTY. I barely ever get winds aloft reports - it seems to take forever for the radar to pop up - so it’s not even useful. I thought this was normal ADSB weather. I get decent traffic reports - also, I need to figure out how to sync it to the IFD100. Any help anyone?
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    Avidyne WiFi/BT Failure General Announcement

    Bryan - I have a few questions about my unit. May I reach out through PM so I don’t hijack the thread?
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    STEC-30 Altitude Hold

    I’m leaning this direction as well.
  4. OK, yet another probably silly question by me. I am going over my owners manual with a fine tooth comb and comparing it with some numbers that I got in a flight the other day. My airport that I base at is in Fort Worth, I have a place in Durango Colorado. That is a 690 statute mile flight. My calculations based off of my speed and fuel burn always show that I need to stop because it’s too close for comfort and making it nonstop. However, when I look at the owners manual and go to the 10,000 feet page where I compare my power settings and altitude to the power settings and altitudes listed in the table, I am not getting the true airspeed or the range in statute miles that shows in the book. Sunday, I got my airplane up to 12,500 feet, At about 19 inches of manifold pressure, 2400 RPM, My calculations show that I was getting 152 miles an hour true. The book at those settings shows that I should have been getting 164 miles an hour true. It shows that I should be burning 8.5 gallons an hour, which is accurate, and it shows my range in statute miles to be 881. I don’t feel I could get close to 881 miles. Most times, I feel like i would be lucky to get 700 miles to Durango. I just don’t Dee like I’m going as fast as I should. Anyone else have any similar experience or maybe can shed some light on this for me? thanks!
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    Mooneys at Jewell Aviation

    Touching on an old thread - looks like I may be in need of an overhaul. Everything I have seen and heard about Jewell, makes them seem like my top choice.
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    True airspeed not what book says

    Wow - that’s pretty substantial isn’t it - let me ask this? Have you done a test on your rate of climb / take off roll? Just curious. Thanks for the info! I have NOT tested RPM / airspeed indicator / next time I’m on the ground I’ll compare the OAT gauge to the reported temperature. Thanks for your input.
  7. Ok - so I’m getting the plane stripped and painted - I’ve gone back and forth over this, but am leaning towards trying to get as close to factory original as I can. I’ve done some searching In here, and realize it will be hard to find out the exact paint color scheme based of serial number or tail number. I did, however, find a few pictures and color codes in the back of the spare parts catalogue. The top plane represents the color scheme for the B and C model Mooney - year’s 61 - 64. The second page shows towards the bottom, the different color codes associated with that year range of Mooney’s. The third page is a continuation of different colors for the bottom section - trim - and so on. Being armed with this information, is there somewhere I can go to get samples of these colors (are they common enough that any paint shop will have them?). I’m not sure I like the choices of the 64 model, the 63 paint colors give more options - would it be futile to do all this work trying to get close to original - but end up using 63 color combinations because I don’t like the 64 combinations? Sorry - these are questions I Would just as soon as the wife, but “she doesn’t care” - just looking for input. Thanks yall!
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    True airspeed not what book says

    Here’s a question - if the CAM lobes were spalled and that was causing a cylinder to not have full motion - would this affect cylinder head temps or any temps seen on an engine monitor? seems to me that might affect the temperature of the affected cylinder - but I’m not sure how.
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    True airspeed not what book says

    And no I don’t feel that it has done better - I’ve owned it for three years - 1900 SMOH about 500 since top
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    True airspeed not what book says

    All cylinders firing - compressions excellent - and I think he just reset timing when he removed and re installed one of the magnetos
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    True airspeed not what book says

    Here’s the issue - I’m getting good static MP on the ground and down the runway - but I looked at my POH, and I’m not getting anywhere near those climb rates -and I’m not even ever at gross - POH SAYS I should still be getting 600 FPM at 10k. That does NOT HAPPEN. I’m doing good to get 500 ft a minute by5-6k feet. What’s happening?
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    True airspeed not what book says

    Sounds like we take the exact route
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    True airspeed not what book says

    Paul, I’ll fly with you any day of the week and consider it an honor. lol - let’s go!
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    True airspeed not what book says

    It would probably take another 7 minutes to get to 13,500 - but I’ll definitely try. It’s so hard for me to get it LOP
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    True airspeed not what book says

    And this most definitely could be true - OAT was 40 degrees. Didn’t think about density altitude
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    True airspeed not what book says

    Ok - I get that. Lol
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    True airspeed not what book says

    Yeah I kind of figured. :/ some people eh? Lol
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    True airspeed not what book says

    Not sure I understand the reference.
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    True airspeed not what book says

    Thanks for your response. Makes sense - I just wanted some confirmation. It’s the first time I’ve taken the POH and compared published TAS to actual numbers. And yeah i never push it with take off distances! Lol
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    Reprinting "Those Remarkable Mooneys" book

    Done - Thank you
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    My Mooney M20b Adventure

    Welcome - Great looking airplane - I bought my C three years ago - Wasn't sure of my long term plans until about a month ago - Doing tank reseal with weapnomore in May - Paint later this year with Jeff at at paintyourplane.com. quoted me an excellent price. When I get to engine overhaul (Im right at 2000 hours and going strong) I will look at Jewell Airvcraft Engines as well as JB Aircraft Engine Service. Definitely a close knit group here - don't worry about covering your tail number - its plastered on the side of your airplane in big characters for all to see. Good luck and ask any question you have. You will get a wealth of information here.
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    1964 M20C original paint colors and scheme

    What are those colors? And codes?
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    1964 M20C original paint colors and scheme

    The options for 64 were different - a color called “canyon gold metallic” was used for the color around the window - then choices between an orange, silver blue, light emerald, and berly blue, were options for the bottom. I don’t necessarliy neeed to USE THESE exact colors - but I would like to get glose - I have no idea what their Berly blue looks like.
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    1964 M20C original paint colors and scheme

    Love these colors - definitely more than I like the 64s orange bottom. One of the alternate bottom colors is a “berly” blue. Wonder if there is any way to figure out what that blue is supposed to look like....