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    1978 M20J

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  1. Here it is! Call today!
  2. Huskys can land and takeoff in less than 500 feet. Assuming Mr. Ford can maximize the capabilities of the Husky then this is absolutely a nonevent in the practical sense. In the legal sense and in our sensationalized world it may be a different story. Heck the controllers may have just let it play out but won't say that in an interview or on camera. We've got a Husky here(untowered) and he just taxies far enough from the hangers and is up in a couple hundred feet.
  3. How long do you guys hit the boost pump prior to cold starting? Sometimes I fire off on first blade and sometimes it takes a few rotations. I think I've always boosted too long but just curious.
  4. This works for me as well. Just a caveat to this approach, if the plane has been sitting for say three hours. I crack the throttle with mixture all in(no boost) and usually fires up. We call that a warm start.
  5. Thanks Bob, I'll give him a call and we can see how it turns out.
  6. Has anyone thought their plane was well rigged and had it checked to find that it wasn't? Mine flies great and seems that everything lines up well but there is always that looming knot out there seeing how my J is around 154 knots.
  7. We drained the tanks to do it and had no issues. It's a pain to get the valve up in there as it is.
  8. Hopefully not thread drift here. If I don't fly for a couple of weeks it takes a few prop rotations to kick off but not battery related. If I fly at least once a week the engine will start up very quickly(couple of compression strokes) Seems very similar to an older car. Go figure, I just thought this was normal.
  9. Take a look here.
  10. I was in an Archer partnership prior to owning the J and we looked into a batteryminder for the sealed Concorde. I spoke with a knowledgable representative at Concorde and they recommended a specific batteryminder charger for the type of battery that we had. As I recall the reasoning was that if you overcharge a sealed battery and some of the electrolyte is leaked off it cannot be replaced hence capacity will be reduced. On the flip side a sealed battery can be run down to an almost depleted state but needs recharging quickly or capacity will also be reduced if left in this condition. My J came with a Gill but I will buy a sealed Concorde when this one gives it up. This webinar from EAA pretty much covers it.
  11. Looks like good weather for Sunday morning! Try to make it to KSPA if you can. We will be serving breakfast around 9ish. Breakfast is on me for the Mooneyspacer pilot that comes from the furthest out.
  12. Good morning! KSPA(Spartanburg SC) is hosting the SC breakfast club this Sunday morning. Would like to meet some of you. I will be one of the guys cooking food. Scott-
  13. I vote ammeter is off based on your experience. Battery would eventually run down if it were accurate. My voltage is usually showing 13.7 to 13.8. Amperage is higher right after startup as it is recharging the battery after starting the engine then goes down as the battery gets back up to full charge. Turn on the pitot heat and your landing light and watch the needle, it should deflect to the right as more amperage is being used while the voltage should stay close to the same as long as the engine is running.
  14. Useful on my 1978J is 980. I can carry 40 gallons of fuel and 740lbs of people and stuff 400+ miles with easily an hour of flight time left.
  15. This poll may give some insight. I've owned a 1978J for a little over a year and will be finishing IR in a month or two.