dfswing2

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  1. I guess I missed this when it posted last year. The attached evolved over several years of operation. There are actually two sheets in the Excel file here; one for normal ops with a small section on emergency procedures and then a complete sheet on emergency procedures. I created these so that I could print out on landscape on an 11x17 sheet, cut out, fold in half and laminate. It's the correct width to fit in the side pocket at my left knee. I added the complete emergency procedures sheet six months later after lots of practice with my CFII and him calling a particular emergency regularly. I have punched a hole in the laminated emergency sheet and then attached a 14 ga. red wire to it hanging out of the side pocket so I can grab it at just a touch without fumbling. I know I need to memorize but as I get older it's tougher to remember all the different procedures. Hope this helps ... N800MS Operations Checklist.xlsx
  2. I had this happen a couple of month ago on my M model. Turned out that a hose clamp was installed down instead of up and had rolled over time to a position where it was hitting the linkage. I rolled the clamp 180 degrees and it raised the natural position of the hose a half inch. Problem solved.
  3. Alex, I just installed GAMI's in my Bravo and it took a lot of patience to get it balanced to less than 0.2 gph spread. John-Paul Townsend @ GAMI will work with you to get it right. I believe we went through 4 injector changes. If you have any questions, PM me. Don Swing
  4. I used to be able to call up the web page for Kathryn's report but now get the following. Anyone else follow and have the same issue? Anyone found the solution?
  5. She's beautiful! Congratulations....
  6. The panel is awesome and makes me jealous for sure. Good video to educate us on the engine management as well as all the other capabilities of the Garmin system. I really like all that this can do but I'd rather have a dedicated screen for engine management. I have an Aspen PFD and would like an EDM930 or MVP-50P for primary engine gauges. I currently have an EDM830 and have found that it has become a part of my scan naturally from departure to landing. I'm concerned about punching buttons to see what my engine is doing while I'm bouncing in on decent/approach or climbing through the overcast in IMC. Just handling an approach while in rough conditions on the 430W is a challenge for me and I have buttons and knobs. Just my opinion. Everybody has one and none really count I do like the G500Txi system though. Thanks ...
  7. I've owned the M20M for three years and was never satisfied with braking. I had almost accepted that the performance was due to the gross weight of the long body but continued looking for an answer given that I work (towards my own A&P rating) in a shop that specializes in Beech. Last fall while doing the annual my plane I noticed some very tiny bubbles (almost invisible) in the brake fluid line from the master cylinders to the reservoir. I back bled the brakes until I no longer saw this in the line but still was not happy with the results. Two weeks later, I decided to flush the entire system. I back bled all the way through the system. Dark red/brown fluid came and then new fluid from both sides. Finally I have the brakes that I expected.
  8. Thank you for the heads up. I will research these as well. The clamps are new and I was going to re-torque them after 17 hours at the oil change this week. Pressure tested exhaust before doing so and found the leaks so we didn't want to torque before repairing the leaks. Don Maxwell helped with a suggested gasket that he has seen some use for repair at the flange. Also have found the v-clamp gasket so we'll do the repair and test again tomorrow. ... Don
  9. More research today and found out there is no gasket there. Metal to Metal surface and we went ahead and removed the transition piece that AC mentions. Thanks for the comments and advice as well as the part #.
  10. I have exhaust leaks at the points showing on the attached picture. Can anyone provide part numbers for the gaskets here. We can likely find the one at the v-clamp but the Mooney parts M20M manual I purchased doesn’t have the turbine inlet gasket shown.
  11. I do believe the altimeter is the KEA130A so I will remove the glareshield and check the wire connections this weekend. Thanks for the replies.
  12. I have an old KT79 transponder that began being intermittent in reporting altitude and finally stopped altogether during a flight Saturday. I had the biannual IFR certification done in April and had some issues after but would always clear after cycling power. It had done so prior to the calibration a couple of times as well. I plan a panel upgrade next year so don't want to replace right now. Any suggestions or has anyone had to address this before. Don
  13. I am a new Mooney owner (1 year) and started out high but have over 140 hrs in the Mooney and 170+ hours in the last year. My insurance for the second year is 60% of the first year. I utilize Aviation Marine in Oakland, CA who shops it with multiple carriers. I don't know how much of it is experience in the plane vs annual flight time but was greatly appreciative of the work Todd Lewis did to get the rate reduced.
  14. Mike, is this a Stratus 2s? If so, where did you get the firmware upgrade and figure that you were behind from? I have not had this problem with my unit but have it mounted on the back right window. Yes a PITA when it falls off but have figured out to remount with each day of flying. Usually have 4 or more towers at above 3000ft for the most part. Thanks ... Don Swing N800MS
  15. I would like to be there but will be at KGGG for the DM Mooney Maintenance workshop that I have planned to attend since January. Also its a busy weekend with the fly-in at Tuskegee where I was based last year and a tenant luncheon at KCSG where I am based now, both of which I will miss. I have a Mooney plant tour on the 20th as well, weather permitting. I will certainly try to attend next time.
  16. I'm with Yooper. Anytime I have the cowl off I inspect it for chaffs and deposits. I then clean both the upper and lower sections before reinstalling it so that I can inspect the next time.
  17. I just passed the IFR check ride yesterday and feel that the 6 months I took to obtain the rating was beneficial for me. I saw much change in weather and I also had time for lessons learned to sink in. I considered the PIC method but I don't believe it was right for me. Maybe it was my age (59) but it's drinking from a fire hose! I don't believe I would have developed the habits that I had time to review each week and change to adapt good flying habits with the new things that I learned. It is hard; they don't give it away for a good reason. Good luck!
  18. Lee County AL and the State approached me 6 months after purchase. 2.5% to the state and annual use tax for the county....
  19. I'm signed up and looking forward to the workshop as well as meeting fellow Mooney Maniacs....
  20. I am interested for my M20M. Sounds good since the originals are nearly useless late in the afternoon.
  21. Great, Thank you for the quick reply. I will check these this weekend.
  22. I’m the new owner of a 1991 Mooney M20M Bravo after a long search for a fast efficient plane. This is a great aircraft and the one that I purchased is low time with a relatively low time reman engine and prop with NDH. Two issues have shown up though since the purchase that puzzle me. The first is that the electric elevator trim switch on the yoke works well until I engage the autopilot. After the autopilot is disengaged, I have to manually trim the aircraft. I have noticed that this takes place every time I use the autopilot after the aircraft has been shut down. It seems almost like a clutch has not or will not disengage until power off. A question is “Would it be okay to pull the breaker on the autopilot (KFC150) after having been engaged and then disengaged in flight, then restoring power to the autopilot to see if the electric trim switch on the yoke begins to work again?” Second, the WX1000 stormscope worked perfectly on the first day that I flew the aircraft after signing the papers. Starting up the second day, the unit did not power up and has not since. Does anyone have any experience with the stormscope and this type of failure. Seems like a power issue but I wouldn’t know where to start. Both being avionics issues, can you recommend someone in the Alabama-Georgia area to look into these issues. They certainly don’t keep the plane grounded on a great VFR day but otherwise I’d like to solve both before having to deal with weather.
  23. Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche but been a few years. Been renting an Arrow lately. Will be looking for type specific instruction with this move.