Reddaero

Basic Member
  • Content Count

    16
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Reddaero last won the day on December 24 2018

Reddaero had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

20 Excellent

About Reddaero

  • Rank
    Member

Profile Information

  • Reg #
    N252VA
  • Model
    M20K 252 TSE

Recent Profile Visitors

818 profile views
  1. Reddaero

    Aero Comfort Interior

    Hey Bryan. I was at my hangar for a good while today. Thought you might show up so I could show it off. It looks a lot better in person and the new leather smell is awesome. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Reddaero

    Aero Comfort Interior

    Here is their current price list. I did the Executive interior. Weight and balance change was negligible. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Reddaero

    Aero Comfort Interior

    I had to stay low on the trip down due to a tremendous headwind on the nose. I could have made it back a lot faster but I forgot to bring a mask or cannula so I couldn’t climb into the flight levels. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Reddaero

    Aero Comfort Interior

    I just retrieved my 252 from Aero Comfort in San Antonio. Hector and crew did an amazing job and were great to work with. The original 1986 interior was definitely showing its age. The project took just over two weeks and came in on time and price. Hector sent almost daily emails informing me of the progress. My wife picked the colours and the design. I don’t think it could of turned out any better. I think the interior is better than that in the new Mooneys. The quality of workmanship is outstanding. I highly recommend Aero Comfort to anyone who wants to have their aircraft’s interior made better than new. Steve Stansel N252VA KCXW Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Reddaero

    M20K 252 Oil Consumption

    I'm not sure if that is what he is talking about. The two check valves are held on with yellow high temp adel clamps. Don Maxwell told me that mechanics get them on incorrectly all the time. They have to be oriented in the proper direction and "hinge" on the top side or you will have just what you described. Steve Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Reddaero

    M20K 252 Oil Consumption

    Hello Mark I had the same problem with my 1986 252. It would blow a lot of oil all over the tarmac and right gear door upon startup. I thought that the turbocharger was the culprit. I called Don Maxwell and he told me that he sees this all the time and that people replace the turbocharger but the actual problem is the check valves. There are two of them and they have to be installed properly. If I recall correctly, The word "hinge" is inscribed on each valve and it needs to be on the top of the valve. Anyway, I had my local mechanic check mine. He took them off, cleaned them and put them back properly. Problem solved Hope this helps. Steve Stansel 1986 252TSE N252VA Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Reddaero

    Mooney crash, pilot walks away

    What do y'all think of this one? I bought it at Lowe's yesterday. It's small, battery and sensor last approximately ten years, then you throw it away. https://m.lowes.com/pd/First-Alert-Battery-Operated-Carbon-Monoxide-Detector/999919374 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks Bob. Mine failed unexpectedly and away from the home base. I have obtained a used Energizer that we are going to stick on in the morning. I remembered seeing yours that you posted but I didn't realize it was a 12 volt. Thanks Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks Lancecasper I just determined that. My starter went out yesterday. Of course, it would happen on a holiday weekend away from home. The plane is currently at KCPS, St Louis downtown. Had to drive home to Conway, AR via rental. car. Bummer. I think I have possibly located a starter and have found a local mechanic there to put it on tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hello Bob Do you still have the starter for sale? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I might have interest in the KI 256.  How many total hours on it and how many since overhaul?  I am assuming it is the original one since the airplane was new.  If it is an exchange how much do you know about it?  Has the airplane ever had an accident or hard landings?  KI 256s suffer from either of these situations.

    Thanks,

    Walt

    1. CaptRJM

      CaptRJM

      What would you want for the WX-10 System?  I would also be interested in the 525A but not the gyro or fluxgate compass.

      Bob Martin

      N1161P

  12. Here are photos of what was recently removed from my 252 for an upgrade to a G500 system. I really haven't checked the value of these parts and will accept reasonable offers. If you need more detailed photos or info on a specific part let me know. This equipment is being sold as removed. All of it was working when removed. Steve Stansel N252VA 1986 M20K 252 501 626-8601 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Reddaero

    Air wolf air oil separator

    Thanks for the reply Steve. The aircraft already has an air oil separator. It looks to be factory installed but is not functioning. I've tried cleaning it but I still get a good bit of oil on the belly out of the breather tube. TSIO 360 has about 400 hours SMOH with good compressions. I was just hoping the Airwolf would perform better. Steve Stansel 252TSE N252VA Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Has anyone installed an Airwolf air oil separator on a 252 or 231? Where did you attach the oil return line to the crankcase? I'm installing one on my 252.
  15. Reddaero

    M20 Air Oil Separator

    I'm thinking of installing an Air Oil separator on my 252 and have tried to order one of the M20 separators but their website and phone number doesn't work. Does anyone know if they are still in business? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk