Mooney in Oz

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  1. Wow! 9.7" iPads displayed in a Mooney cockpit. I didn't think that was possible. I see your point regarding flexibility, but I think I'll try to go for the clamp style as previous experience of suction cups is they eventually give up. Victor
  2. Thanks Ken. Much appreciated. Just for fitment in the cockpit, are your iPads mini or Air? Hard to tell from the pics. Victor
  3. Awesome setup Ken. I have a 540 and love how it works. Can you please advise what your right iPad mount is attached to, the type of iPad and attachment? Victor
  4. Just ordered mine with the discount via the provided link. Thanks Dan.
  5. My J also slightly pitches up then returns to normal with gear extension. If I apply the speed brakes in level flight, my J will pitch up to a greater extent than gear extension.
  6. I hope you are right Hank. Victor
  7. It says there will be only 60 Ovation Ultras and 60 Acclaim Ultras built in the 2017 year range. These must be limited editions. What happens after 2017? Victor
  8. I had the pleasure of meeting and having dinner with Paul and Shery when they visited Australia about 6 years ago and Paul was a guest for our Mooney maintenance program. A lovely couple. I still have a gift given to me from Shery that reminds me of their visit. I wish Paul a speedy recovery and both the best in retirement.
  9. 16 years and about 1,100 hours. I also fly a turboprop for a living, but much prefer my Mooney.
  10. I recall many years back on the Mooney email list, former Mooney factory test pilot Bob Kromer commented on removing the step. He said when he was at the factory, for testing purposes he flew a Mooney (can't recall the model) with the step removed and all the test equipment rigged up. The end result was a speed gain of not more than half a knot. Not worth it. Victor
  11. You are a very decent person Ario with that sort of empathy. It would be a much better world if there were more like you. I can't add much more than the good advice already given except that if you see him again then offer him a ride. You'll no doubt make his day and yours too. Victor
  12. 4, 5 & 6, but chose 5 as my final. The banked turns really make the aesthetics of your beautiful Acclaim stand out. I had the honour of demo flying the Acclaim here in Australia back in 08 and the privilege of having Don Kaye beside me for part of the tour. Memories that will never be forgotten.
  13. I didn't know the sun came out in the UK Seriously, I fell in love with Mooneys 31 years ago when I flew a J for the first time and have owned one now for 15 years. Victor
  14. What speed mods would result in a cruise speed of 170 kts?
  15. This has been discussed before and I remember reading a post some time ago that in the early days, Mooney did not want pilots operating out of grass strips and therefore did not include grass strip operations into the FM until later in the game. I don't know whether that is correct or not. I personally like my gear doors too much and therefore don't like the banging sound coming from underneath when rolling over grass clumps while feeling the stress put on the undercarriage, plus stone damage on dirt strips, so I always stick to sealed strips. I know this isn't practical for everyone, but is one of my usage limitations. Park a Mooney next to a C182 or similar and you can easily see why. The lack of information in the FM regarding the rest of what you mention is not good, but it is what it is and we just have to mitigate as best we can as per everyone's advice. Victor