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  1. Have you pulled the plug and squirted a little gas into the cylinder to see if it fires? That usually will pull anything through and get it going if it fires. Might have to do it a couple times before it runs steady but it should fire up until the squirt of gas burns up at the very least.
  2. +1 in support of Oasis. Had an annual done and shock discs before that. Very helpful guys and I learned a ton in the process from them. That was the most valuable part of each visit.
  3. Unfortunately, so do all other recreational communities. Our community just seems to make the news every time which puts it in everyone’s face with much higher frequency than other recreational communities.
  4. That doesn’t necessarily make them more dangerous. They just tend to do more low altitude sightseeing and takeoffs and landings rather than longer flights at cruise and less time spent near the ground or in the traffic pattern. Maybe a comparison would be more relative if we compared cycles rather than hours because of the nature of the two types of flying. Sort of like comparing turbojets to turboprops. Both are turbine powered but one spends longer times at high altitudes Enroute above the WX and one spends more time at low altitudes for shorter times in the WX and turbulence and traffic
  5. It would seem from your anecdotal evidence that experimental aircraft are much riskier, but also from your small sample, all but 1 were doing higher risk maneuvers and activities. How does that compare to the general experimental vs. certified accident rate? Is 4 to 1 the same rate for all as it is in your sample? In addition, motorcycles can be used in lower risk and higher risk activities which are determined by the operator. Dirt bikes jumping driveways along a busy road are much more likely to be involved in a bad accident than those in closed Motocross courses. Street bikes racing
  6. In general, I’d say just participating in MS means most of us are trying to reduce our rate from 1:100,000 hours. Safety protocols, knowledge and judgment(risk mgmt) going up all help our rate to go down. All 3 can be gleaned from the limitless posts scattered throughout MS relating to each individuals need for information specific to their situation. I’d say just having a place like MS for us all to read about others experiences reduces our odds from the general 1:100,000. As aviatoreb and aggiepilot said, there are conditions that can affect each individuals odds both higher and lower t
  7. I’ve seen carb ice in my C a few times. On the ground taxiing and inflight. Usually lots of humidity (clouds) and temps above 32F. Watch the MP in flight and when an inch or so loss of MP is indicated, Carb heat on-when ice is removed, Carb heat off. Repeat through out the flight. During a 1 hour flight in light rain and solid imc I had to use it 5-6 times. C models can and do build up ice even at 65-75% power. During taxi out, I didn’t realize it had built up as much as it had until run up when I tested the carb heat and the engine sped up after the ice melted. Had to use it again before take
  8. Click and go!! https://mooney.com
  9. I think you can misalign them when replacing the small center o-ring. See the SB M20-229-A (downloads) and be sure the top and bottom are put together correctly. If I remember from replacing them with my A&P, they could be reassembled rotated, but wouldn’t line up fore/aft on top when closed. They tab would point left or right of aft. Was too long ago to remember the details other than that
  10. I didn’t think you did. I just meant if you do find a good Mechanic, MSC or not, work with them to be sure you are getting done only what is needed, or what you want to improve. An occasional trip for service to another quality shop for a second look can help you ensure you are getting that. Good Luck with the tuned up bird!!


  12. I’ve learned varying who works on my airplane a little is a good thing. It has been maintained for well over 30 years by the same A&P (1.5 hour flight away)and he has done a great job. I bought it 6 years ago from a family friend and after a couple years and annuals, decided to get a second opinion on it and gather some information for my own knowledge. I took it to an MSC and had the donuts replaced. Later that year I had them do the annual to get their opinions on the plane and recommendations on maintaining and improving it. My A&P actually encouraged me to get a second set
  13. From what I’ve been told, if you aren’t finding any metal in your oil filter or pressure screen where the oil filter adapter would mount, you probably won’t find any in the lower coarse screen at #7. Because it is coarser(larger holes), if you have chunks large enough to be caught in there, your filter would have smaller metal in it too.
  14. Does it need an outside antenna to receive a signal or is there a built in one that is sufficient?
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