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  1. Oops, disregard, comment section for FBO finally kicked in and are pretty recent. $12 RON and good service it looks like but if anyone else has anything to add, please do.
  2. Heading to St Pete next Friday and Saturday and looking for a PIREP for Whitted field. Nothing in the comment section of ForeFlight and did a quick search here but nothing recent so just asking about tie downs, service quality and anything I might need to know before I call. Thanks!
  3. JRam, call Dan at Lazar salvage. If he can’t he will put you in touch with someone that can. I had a rack in the fitting at the end of my capillary and the guys name that Dan gave me is in my logbook that I can’t get to until this weekend.
  4. @Yetti and @Marauder thanks. I took a short trip out to the hangar yesterday to drop off my move items from my Virginia hangar and did a quick check. No fluid around the calipers and reservoir level was up around the full line. I did notice notice the connection fitting below the reservoir connecting the tube looked a little wet but no sign of a drip. I didn’t have time to pull the exhaust cavity panel but hope to get to it tomorrow to be able to see if I have fluid in and around. Yetti - I did not see anything unusual as far as fluid on the belly but again, just kind of a quick look yesterday. MTF.......
  5. Thanks guys and thanks @Marauderfor the pic. That helps a lot. I will check it out next weekend and keep you posted. I had my oil changed up in Virginia while we were moving so the plane was moved in and out of hanger so it could have started leaking at any point before my preflight. However when I pumped my brakes for taxi they felt fine at that point. I’ll let you know.
  6. Just beat the weather out of the mid-Atlantic back to Florida yesterday but on landing in Florida I noticed I had to press a lot further with my left foot over my right foot. Was a little that way when taxing for takeoff also. Left brake still grabs but my foot is way extended and over the top of the pedal. Right one is normal. When I shut down also I could here the left pedal make a mechanical movement with no fluid. No brake work for two years since both pads replaced at annual. This annual was last October - no brake issues just routine annual inspection. Did not see any leaks on the ramp either. Thoughts?
  7. My first call is usually to LAZAR. Odds are they will have an overhauled one at a descent price and will get it to you the next day
  8. If you are going to be in Orlando, look up Orlando Apopka Airport (X04). It is an airport condominium community and there are about a half dozen people that rent out space in their hangar/home. Plus fuel is pretty cheap. Use the contact info on their site and someone will help you out.
  9. Ron at Red Sky Aviation - Marion County - X35
  10. I was told there would be no math.............. also, @GH3 in order to NOT put any of us old guys into cardiac arrest....around these parts we refer to currency in AMU's and not dollars.... Having said that, I have attached an operating cost spreadsheet that Merl Perry (Mooney owner on this site and fellow Navy brother) generated. Play around with the numbers as you do research in your area for hanger, insurance, etc. You can add what you think your annual flight hours might be then compare your operating cost to renting for a relatively objective analysis. It also spits out nice graph if you need to generate a powerpoint for your wife.... However as stated already...subjectively there is nothing better than going out to your hanger and playing in your personal private club house - maybe do a quick flight, saturday afternoon lunch on a whim, stopping by after work to just give the cowl and prop a quick coat of polish or leaning over to your wife on Monday night and say..."hey, lets fly to Boston or Chicago this weekend to see a baseball game and our son"......non owners will never understand..... Operating costs.xlsx
  11. Willer, I have the same setup as you. From experience do exactly as carusoam describes and save the aggravation. Downloading to the USB converter is the way to go. Plug the USB in at home to your computer. Also recommended joining SAVVY. They have software that will allow you to view your data. Plus if you message them a service request from the data analysis page they will analyze the data with your flight debrief if you have an issue. All good info to share with your mechanic. Hopefully you have a mechanic who’s thought process is to go to the engine data as one of his first couple troubleshooting steps.
  12. @Jesse SaintI want next!!! Hah, Charlie Carr said you were awesome. I am 262RV hangered in #6 at the approach end of 28. Ron just did my annual. I will give you a call after the holidays to set up upgrades for 2019! George took me around your place in June after my BFR to show me his plane when I think you and family were on vacation....loved the pictures and history.
  13. What did the engine data say? That would be the best way to validate his diagnosis. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I was having that same thought about burning 3/4 tank before any signs. But it still happened after he topped off. So I went down the road of contamination sometime during sitting with a 1/4 tank that was still there after you topped off. Funny thing about water. Once it gets in and trapped behind a couple of the ribs, no matter how much you sump you might not get to it.....that’s why the HEAT. But it sounds like he had pretty dry conditions during time leading up to flight. I am leaning more towards the vent and air into system now I think......the fuel flow spike is weird......that’s a key debrief point I think.. I’d still really like to see the engine data