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About xcrmckenna

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    Won't Leave!
  • Birthday 03/29/1980

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    GCD but might as well be, Bum F*%# Egypt
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    Law enforcement, flying, working on my house, riding dirt bikes, hunting, camping.
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  1. Logbooks and Insurance

    On my home owners policy I have a few collections of things insured by themselves. Guns, and other items. I’m guessing if they will make a blanket or rider policy for them, they would insure my set of logbooks. When they get back to me I will ask them. For the coverage I have on those other items are more than what I would think my logs are worth and the added coverage is $6 a year. I have talked to a few people on Facebook that do insure their logbooks. So just waiting to see what the expense is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. If you feel like going to Oregon I would highly recommend Barry Foote with Av-Com. He is a mobile shop but I doubt you would get him to come to Cali for a price you would want to pay. He did my ADSB install and will be installing a G5 and other goodies in January. And if you sign up to Flights Above The Pacific North West premium membership he’ll knock off 10% in labor. You can buy the equipment through him or through another dealer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Time for a new Mag

    I’m only asking, not debating. Since my Home Airport is above 3000’ I will lean on run up and take off. I actually lean just a little more during my run up since I only do it at 2000rpm’s would you say that useful situation or still view it as more harm than good? I’m not saying I will stop doing my run up tests but I did do my first inflight mag test yesterday and will put that into my check list. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Logbooks and Insurance

    I agree to a point that digital are as good as original. I think if I had two planes sitting next to each other and one with original logs and the other had the original logs destroyed but a digital backup was available I would take the one with original logs. And I think that lowers the value of the digital logs. But what if all copies of the logs were lost in a fire. Digital copies were made but left in the house, the original logs were at the house to be updated and the house and everything burned to the ground. Now your plane is worth “let’s say” 20% less. When you file you home owners claim could you add that to your claim? Insurance companies spend all day putting value to our personal things and there are planes out there with and without damaged logs with asking prices. So there is a reasonable value. Does the insurance pay the claim? I’m sure the general answer is going to be no. But I still wanted to ask my home owners insurance company Incase the worst day happens:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Logbooks and Insurance

    What if a person doesn’t back them up and they are lost in a house fire. And FYI I meant my home owners insurance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Logbooks and Insurance

    I scan everything, the airplane logs and my logbook. I even have pictures of the planes logs when I was in the process of buying the plane. Reconstruction wouldn’t be hard. But without the originals I still think there would be a decree in value of the plane? Or am I wrong? And if that is true and the logs were lost in an insured situation I thought there could be a claim. If not, I wouldn’t be surprised with an insurance company. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I asked my insurance agent today if my house burned down with my airplane logbooks in there would they pay out for the loss of value to my plane. I keep my logbooks in a safety deposit box at a bank but after I do logged maintenance they will be at my house for a day or two. I was wondering if anyone has filed an insurance claim like this? I also posed the question if my Flight logbook was lost in a fire would they pay to have it reconstructed. I keep my log book in my flight bag at my house 90% of the time. She told me she’ll have to ask corporate because she has never had this issue. I’ll update when she gets back to me. If my insurance company won’t pay for anything, it would be well worth it to me to find an insurance company that has shown they will. Thanks Charles Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Mooney M20J with all LED exterior lighting.

    I’m looking at both sets of nav lights. The triple flash of the AeroLeds would be nice but videos of them they seem really dim compared to the Whelen flash. Have you noticed that or is it just videos I’ve seen? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Physics of frost

    What would you suggest I could do to the plane before I pull it out of the hangar? Have the wings covered through the night or just rub tks on it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Physics of frost

    Sorry, posted a pic of the hangar but didn’t tag it to your comment. The wing was dry while in the hangar. At least what I could tell. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Physics of frost

    Does it mess with paint? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Physics of frost

    This is my hanger. Concrete and gravel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Headset Hanger

    Here is a picture of@thinwing headset hanger. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Physics of frost

    This morning I had an extended experience with frost on my plane. My plane is hangared in a mostly enclosed T hangar. I got up to the airport at 6:30 this morning. The thermostat next to the plane said it was 27. There was no frost on the plane. I thought great we will be able to go fly. I pulled it out from under the covering and almost instantly I could see frost creeping along the wings. By the time I finished the preflight the plane was pretty well frosted over. I have only had to deal with frost on my plane once but it was warm enough by the time I got to the plane I was able to wipe the frost right off. But I knew I wasn’t flying this morning till this frost was gone. I didn’t have any deicer and first I sprayed just a little of the wash all stuff to see if it would take it off. Lol, it froze so fast.... After the sun finally coming out and using the space heater on all the leading edges and tops of the wings and tail feathers the plane was frost free and had a great flight to bend and back. My question/s is what would of caused the frost to form on the plane even though it was below freezing in the hanger? It would seem even if it was in a heated hangar it would have done the same? Or would the plane been warm enough it would have kept from frosting over? Or was the plane below freezing and when I pulled it out, it was surrounded by air that was above freezing and had moisture in it that stuck to the plane? Is it like the super freezing liquid scenario? And what would be the best way to avoid this? I was thinking of putting some wool packing blankets over the wings while in the hanger, or could I rub a little deicer over the plane before I pulled it out of the hanger? Or am I stuck with this situation? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I might have missed this in prior posts or Foreflight videos. But last night I was working on the IFD100 trainer app and had my other iPad running foreflight. They were both logged onto my house WiFi and I realized the IFD100 was sending the simulated flight into the Foreflight app. It as giving me eta’s terrain info and everything as if I was flying. I was pretty shocked at first and then actually got to enjoy playing around with the Foreflight app with real world flying from the safety of my couch. If everyone knows about this then I guess I’m late to the party. But if you don’t and have the Avidyne IFD systems and Foreflight or looking for a reason to go with an Avidyne IFD radio here is another reason. I enjoy the setup more and more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk