• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

21 Excellent

About luv737s

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 12/01/1952

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Cibolo, Texas
  • Interests
    Flying, golf, riding horses, skiing..flying
  • Reg #
  • Model

Recent Profile Visitors

672 profile views
  1. Slowing Her Down...

    I do like in the military, if I am tooo fast before entering the pattern I execute a 360 degree turn (ask tower if required). If you keep the nose level and power back you will take the speed off. Try it at altitude and see how much you loose. I think using the flaps like a speed brake is a bad idea especially at high speeds. JMTSW
  2. More Mooney Crap for sale

    still have the cluster Gage, ill take it if you do.
  3. Fuel Gage

    Thanks will look
  4. Fuel Gage

    Left fuel gage shows full all the time when i know the tank is not full. I can tap on gage and it shows correct quantity but goes back to full. Because it shows the correct amount when I tap on it I suspect the sending unit is okay only the gage is faulty. Ideas? I stick my tanks every time I fly, so i know the exact quantity. Irritating to me though. Right tank shows normal. Gage repair?
  5. Shoulder Harness Upgrade

    Best thing I did was change the belts to retractable harness. Did everything myself per FARs but one shoulder harness was tricky. My AI charged me $50 to finish install and sign off entire installation. After 3 years I can tell you it was worth every penny. MD
  6. Basic Annual Costs

    Go to the Dugosh website and they give a pretty good breakdown for Mooney annuals. MD
  7. Another Radio Call Question

    How referring to aim chapter 14 page 4?
  8. ADS-B Resource Thread

    This only proves the technology is available or could be developed at a significantly lower cost than what is currently offered. It may not have all the bells and whistles but all I need is ADS-B out to fulfill FAA mandate. $1900-$3000+install fee is ridiculous. My Stratus does the rest for me.
  9. ADS-B Resource Thread

    How about this innovative solution from the same country. SkyEcho ATT-20B Portable ADS-B In/Out Transceiver CAP-1391 Approved Only $750 not yet approved in the US..but somebody needs to wake up...FAA are you listening
  10. Need advice on this plane

    Resurrected my bird after it sat for about 5 years with occasional engine starts and run ups!!. $8,000 to get it flying only because I had it bore scoped and we found no corrosion in the engine. One cylinder was weak and replaced after 2 more years of flying and vacuum pump failed because it was not used for so long and it needs lubrication. Luckily the original partner ponied up for some expenses, but just about everything else could have been avoided IF the plane was flown regularly according to my A&P. I was lucky and my red rocket is flying great NOW. Even a used 430W and apperro ads-b transponder out set up will be about $12K minimum. I would use the non flying status as a major bargaining chip. Just my humble opinion based on my hanger queen find.
  11. No right answer, I counted 9 different models so far in this post. Apples do not equal oranges!!! You need to test YOUR plane at the normal weights and configurations that you normally fly to come up with ballpark figures. Make up your own performance charts and you will soon come up with some common numbers. Ill bet if I were buying your plane and you were demoing the pattern, even the VFR pilots would be quick to show some MP/rpm settings they routinely use!!
  12. I used the word computing...of course this is done in the air while flying the plane.
  13. I have all my instrument students compute the numbers for this chart before starting any further training. Makes everything go smoother. 6 Configurations for plane.pdf
  14. Army Navy, Airforce, Marines

    USAF 1971-1997