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    M20K 305 Rocket

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  1. Need Long Body Cover

    I've got one that I would let go of. Price???? No idea what they are worth used. It came with the plane when I purchased it. Seems to be in like new condition. I've only unrolled it and noticed it wouldn't fit without modifications/cutting (roof top antenna that must have been added later) I'll be in the hanger on Thursday the 15th for some pre flight prep. Text me if you are interested and I can roll out the cover and send you some pics 317-439-0576
  2. Yep, been using one with T-Mobile, but it only supports 2g. It stopped working for me (and needed a relay to prevent melting) This one supports att4g. However, the cheapest Att plan is $20 per month. I did verify that it will work on T-Mobile 4g for $3 per month and not be phased out in 2020 like the older unit I had been using. That's the theory anyway. Just wondering if anyone has actually tried it
  3. A new AT&T 4G switch I just stumbled across. I was bench testing my old TMobile Smart Socket and could not get the system to connect to the Network. After 30+ minutes on the phone with TMobile trying to verify my account was still active (three transferred phone calls, etc) I finally got frustrated and told them to pound sand and canceled my TMobile account. All of my other accounts are with AT&T. Found it interesting. It's the first switch I've seen that supports 4G. Anybody else researched this one yet?
  4. Jeeze, thank you. Even in this thread.. I just skipped by it.
  5. So, I've been using this for the last two years and assumed all was good. I've been using it to switch on/off a small ceramic heater to preheat the cabin and gauges. Ignorance is bliss. The last time I used it, I happened to just check the box. The cord from the outlet was so hot it was almost melting. I recall back when this topic first started someone was using this switch to power some sort of relay for this problem. I can't seem to find that anymore. Probably skipped right over it.
  6. I was doing some searching on cabin heat and came across a post were you mentioned adding another "Heat Muff" to your Rocket.  Pls excuse, but what is that?? I also have a Rocket.  We fly in full ski clothing in the winter.. It's freaking cold.

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    2. Yooper Rocketman

      Yooper Rocketman

      I have engine uncowled checking everything over before my trip to Florida Friday.  I took some pictures on how I keep my Rocket more comfortable in the winter. 

      Closed cell foam in all vents, muffler wrap sealing the primary heat muff around the exhaust pipes (also protects the exhaust from metal on metal wear), secondary heat muff at waste gate, rubber block off over half the oil cooler, inflatable door seal, Styrofoam on all surfaces of baggage compartment to tail cone.  





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    4. Eraaen


      awesome!!  Thank you for spending the time.  I'll be spending some time in the hanger this week.  Looks like I need to fly to Mpls the end of the week.  The FBO is wonderful there. They let me keep my plane in the heated hanger when it is there.  But, it has always been a chilly ride each way.  I usually have to much sh*t/luggage in the back. Doubles as insulation. :)

  7. Oxygen refills is Pa/Nj area

    Is this a state by state thing?? In Indiana AirGas and a couple of other Oxy sources tell me I can't purchase any cylinders over 80CF and that I'd have to lease them. $150/each for 5 yrs. I keep dragging my feet.. seems spendy, but my wife has breathing issues and HAS to be on O2 over 4,000ft. Cant tell you how many times I've had to search for a supply, and of course no one is around to do it on weekends.
  8. Dual 530's

    I currently have a 530 w with a crap king com an a king 80 rnav. I know I want to upgrade to the new gtx 345 w/ -a flight stream 210 so I can upload flight plans(victor airways) from my IPad. Real question is. If I junk the old stuff and find a used 530 non was. Do I have to then keep two sets of cards updated or just leave the non was 530 withhout cards and use as a map reference /comm only. It would still drive the back up VOR to keep me legal. I'm getting diff answers from aviation shops. Seems most people who have dual 530's keep them both updated. Might be a garmin tech question, but figured I'd try you guys first
  9. Mooney Rocket

    I'm in northern Indianapolis, KUMP.. The plane is currently in annual. But shouldn't be long. Call me if interested. I'm not on here very often. 317-439-0576. Erick
  10. Got mine put together today.. works like a champ (at home) Will have to wait and see what reception is like inside a big metal box. Mine looks a little different. Switch 1 and three look the same.. But, there are two double pole outlets for Switch 2.. SW2-1 and SW2-2. They are both controlled by the SW2 button. Oh, and I found a number for T-Mobile that will get you through to a human in less then 30mins of talking to a computer.877-720-5795 #1 then #0 twice. Once you have the phone number for your card you can refill via web at (haven't tried it yet but it sounded easy enough) Based upon earlier fuse topics I can't believe I'll ever power more then one ceramic heater for the cockpit. I have a Hornet heater that I just leave running all the time in the winter for the engine bay. Any more than these two running in the hanger pops breakers anyway. Only downside I have/see is trying to remember the codes to turn stuff on.. I'm old and forgetful. Will have to carry the instructions with me all the time
  11. Best Tow Device for an Ovation?

    I just purchase one of these from PowersportsMax a youth sized ATV 125cc 4 stroke motor, Electric start, forward and reverse, auto trans. I purchased a much small front sprocket. I have a bogert tow bar and have rigged up the atv with a 2" receiver. I'm all in for a little over $700 including shipping. I have a floor mounted winch to pull the plane back into the hanger. I only have trouble pulling the plane out in the winter over ice. But my FBO charges to pull the plane to the maintenance hanger for service or O2. I was looking for something that would actually be able to go the distance with ease.
  12. Glare shield light bulbs

    Had maybe the same trouble with my K Model.. 330's it is.. that's the easy part. It's the little screw-in holder that I'm missing two of. See pic below. Can't find a part number, Can't find anything.. I've thought about the LED trick.. But I use my Cig Adaptor to keep my IPAD and Garmin Glow charged. For the time being, I've just moved the lights to over the things I would like to be illuminated. Dark over some of the duplicate gauges I never use. If anyone knows the part number, or a source for that thing I'd love to know about it. I've tried everything I can think of, even Mooney.. I "think" they are confusing the only part number that shows up on the drawings as the actual molded in socket and not this screw in retainer thingy.. Unless it is all sold as a unit. I have given up for now..
  13. IPAD and Garmin Glo

    I had been using the big IPad on a pedistal of our Saratoga for a while, but it was quite cumbersome in the cockpit of the Mooney. It had the built in GPS. I had a couple of occasions when the big one overheated on a yolk mount in the Mooney when it was sitting in the sun. There were a couple of times (not really of any concern that the GPS seemed "slow" or a little behind) I decided to purchase the Mini just for the size. Figured I didn't need the biggest RAM version and had read about the GLONASS system. Seemed like a great idea. So I went for the cheapest version of the Mini there was and it didn't include GPS. I used the diff in price to justify the Garmin. Appeared to be a more accurate/stable way to go. I really don't have any data to back that up. I haven't had any overheating issues with the Mini. The Glo did not work on the dash, it overheated in the sun. I velcrod it to a flat portion on the dash and up until this last week I had not had problems with signal. I'm not sure about Apple products using GLONASS. I know the data capable units, when in range, also utilize cell towers to assist with the accuracy of GPS.
  14. IPAD and Garmin Glo

    Update.. after the firmware update 2 hour bench test in my office.. all working well