Mooney in Oz

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    Sydney, Australia
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    VH-VRJ
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    M20J

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  1. 1. My mechanic is about to use a product by the name of Cor-Ban for corrosion prevention within the wings. He is very Mooney experienced and I trust him. 2. Forget about previous generation strobes and power supplies. Save $ in the long run and fit LED nav lights and strobes. 3. Sorry to hear, glad it was caught. 4. Hobbs connected to gear switch. I assume this is what your mechanic is referring to. I have it and happy with the results. 5. New shop for a different perspective doesn't hurt. As long as they are Mooney knowledgeable and don't rip you off. 6. One piece belly = going to Mooney heaven! Victor
  2. Aspen Promotion

    About the 50 second mark for about 2 secs:
  3. Garmin product announcement July 18

    I reckon you're right on the money Kevin. A G500 NXi perhaps? Victor
  4. K model cowl flaps

    Any J owners or others who this may help, here are some photos of the vernier control knob that operates my cowl flaps.
  5. Avidyne IFD 540/440-Garmin 500 software bug

    Avidyne worked hard and conquered the compatibility issues I had between between my GMX200 and IFD540. Garmin also did their bit when I had JeppView issues associated with this compatibility issue. Thinwing - easy for me to say, but I'm confident a solution is near. Victor
  6. Dual mag failure

    Improper maintenance is a major cause of issues such as application of the wrong type of gasket, incorrectly torqued nuts and reusing lock washers instead of new. The search function will reveal all.
  7. Sorry Marauder but the answer I can give is it doesn't need its own battery. As for the rest, my electrical knowledge is hopeless. Below is the link that I'm sure is the standby alternator fitted to my J. It just manages to fit the space where the vac pump was located. The unit was fitted by my aircraft engineer on the basis of the STC approval to PA32 type aircraft. Here in Australia an Engineering Order is obtained by the aircraft engineer from a CASA delegated engineer who specialises in issuing the EO based on information provided regarding aircraft type, the proposed addition, STC details and other information. Probably similar to your 337 field approvals. You will also notice via this link that a wiring diagram is available which hopefully should answer your questions. Victor http://www.bandc.aero/standbyalternatorandcontrollerforthepiperpa32cherokeesixlanceandsaratogastc-pma.aspx
  8. I have the B&C as a backup on my J. It came in handy when the alternator belt became loose and probably not far from letting go. As soon as the Hi/Lo volts annunciator flashed, it took over without any input then provided enough power for landing gear and flap operation without loss of electrics to any other system. Worth it in my view.
  9. Ridiculous

    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
  10. Ridiculous

    Thanks Ken. Much appreciated. Just for fitment in the cockpit, are your iPads mini or Air? Hard to tell from the pics. Victor
  11. Ridiculous

    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
  12. Sensorcon CO Group Buy

    Just ordered mine with the discount via the provided link. Thanks Dan.
  13. Gear Down, Pitch Up

    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.
  14. A new website .

    I hope you are right Hank. Victor
  15. A new website .

    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