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About blakealbers

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  • Birthday 03/08/1990

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    M20M Bravo

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  1. Ok thanks, annual is in 3 weeks. Get the plugs checked first and maybe have them take a closer look. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Awesome thank you very much. This site is unbelievably valuable even for small issues. Thank you all, I’ll lean hard and run a mag check and then have mechanic check plugs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. That was what my initial thought was as I tend to run a little rich. I just wanted to put this out there and make sure I wasn’t missing anything. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’d love to, unfortunately I pulled the card on last flight and didn’t reinsert...of course, the only time it’s ever had any importance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hello all was flying down to Memphis and cylinder 6 was all over the place for a few minutes on EGT but engine remained smoothed I leaned it aggressively and it stopped fluctuating. Cylinder head temp also remained smooth. Do you think I wasn't leaned aggressively enough? I was at 13,500 or is the probe likely going bad ? Or is this something I need to be worried about. Power settings 30.0 mp/ 2400 RPM 1560 TIT 13,500 altitude. After a few minutes EGT settled in at 1460 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Literally thought of this as I drove away, will let you guys know tomorrow thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I pulled the breaker on the various different warnings to no avail. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hello all, out of nowhere my cabin speaker has a extremely loud and high pitched beep when the master is turned on. Have no clue how to get it to shut off or what is going on aside from pulling it and unplugging it for now. GTN750 with internal audio panel. Beeps regardless of the the Nav/comm is on . Any help appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I think I’m in a weird camp on this cooking and descent topic. I reduce power slowly and throw the speed brakes but but that’s just because that’s how I enjoy flying the airplane, the inch a minute is more of a relaxing tick to get ready for the business end of the flight more so than a religious belief in shock cooling. I am unlike @gsxpilot as I do sit there and let the prop spin on the ramp for a few minutes....not because of anything anyone taught me flying but Our heavy diesel Cat Pay loaders on the farm will leave the engine run even after removing key if the turbo is hot. I figure if some engineer at Cat thinks it might help I can stare awkwardly at the ramp guy for a minute and a half. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Just in case any of you wanted to feel better about your experiences. My aircraft is STILL down @ Silverhawk at KLNK until at least next Tuesday’s made it home for one night since the end of February. What a nightmare, pretty sure they can build a Mooney faster. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Ok, flew today KI256 back in place... now LH alt light on, probably a separate issue but yet another squawk they “fixed” With new voltage regulator that was not an issue when I dropped the plane off (in February)...but I digress. KFC150 tracked GPSS, caught preselected altitudes so they didn’t break that functionality and we gained GPSS...and the airplane didn’t try to do a barrel roll when we clicked the auto pilot on this time which was a win compared to our last flight. Now Approach mode doesn’t work. Tracking RNAV 32 in @ KLNK in. Switched from heading to approach mode after established and plane just drifted left of course every time we tried. No vertical tracking either. GPSS was switched off. Any thoughts appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Kind of my thoughts, especially considering the downtime and rudeness. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 29k with LED lights they said were necessary to pass EMI standards for new magnetometer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Silverhawk @ LNK, they are a garmin dealer. Lots of bad stories lately. I actually thought I had spent a decent amount of time on here and I just kept reading flight director and lack there of on the G5 so when they said they could do it I assumed that we were just losing the command bars, not autopilot functionality. But yes, should have done more due diligence. Certainly won’t happen again Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hey folks, hope no one has any advice on how to handle this because I hope none of you have gone through it. Airplane has been down since February, went in for a landing light switch and came out with a nightmare. Should have thrown a red flag when they charged $550 in labor for the landing light switch install. They offered to move up my shop date for ADSB install GTX345 and I took them up on it. On the flight down my old king digital HSI was blurring in and out of focus. I figured I would do the g5 with GadB and magnetometer as a stepping stone to doing the G500 Txi down the road and I could have more confidence in pursuing instrument rating without wondering when the old digital HSI was going to blink out of existence. They seemed to think this was a non issue and alotted for about a week for the initial install. They then quoted me with dual G5’s to replace the KI 256 and I took them up on it, which was unfortunate since had I spent another 10 minutes on the forum I may have discovered on my own that this wasn’t going to work. They proceeded to promise week after week the airplane would be done. Finally we go for a test flight yesterday (long awaited since I landed in February) Of corse most of you probably already have guessed, the KFC150 needs the KI256. So now I don’t have an autopilot that functions. They have offered to eat the labor on putting the old unit back in and buying the G5 back (Which I cant believe even needed said) But where do we go from here? They get it back functioning but all of this has been borderline criminal with the lack of knowledge of anything except how to make a big bill get bigger. I’ve already paid $8200 which would be half of the parts only with ADSB equipment and HSI . Any advice on how to handle the bill appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk