ThorFlight

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About ThorFlight

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    KMIC
  • Model
    M20J
  1. WTB - Klixon Boost Pump Switch

    Cool! Let me know...
  2. WTB - Klixon Boost Pump Switch

    Don't have access to it at the moment, but if I'm reading my wiring diagram correctly, is a 10A switch.
  3. M20F Before/After

    Very sharp! Love the modern cowl on the shorter bodied M20s.
  4. WTB - Klixon Boost Pump Switch

    @Ah-1 Cobra Pilot I need the mechanical part of the switch, not just a cover. The thread I found seems to be focused on producing the covers. Is that correct? I'll review the thread to see if I'm missing something.
  5. Looking for a working Klixon switch to replace the Boost Pump switch in my '81 J.
  6. KFC-200 AFMS

    I have an M20J with a KFC-200. In my POH/AFM, I have an "FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Supplement" created by Mooney Aircraft Corp. for M20Js (by S/N) with the KFC-200. This document is annotated with the the aircraft Model, Registration # and S/N, and thus is unique to each airframe. Since it appears the the AFMS is originally authored by Mooney, I would suggest contacting them for a copy of the appropriate AFMS for your 231.
  7. G-OBAL refit

    Absolutely fabulous! Wish I had that "new plane" smell too! Enjoy a stylish, speedy and safe hop back home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Thoughts on this?

    I agree with Hyett6420. Perhaps the section could be called "Who is this Mooney perfect for?"
  9. Thoughts on this J

    charheep, I have been in your shoes and complete understand that frustration. I am wrapping up a 18 month search for a Mooney that began by looking for a J, considering a K, E and F models before finally coming back around and stumbling upon the perfect for me J that I am closing on tomorrow, Lord willing. Where did I happen to find it... Craigslist of all places and thank goodness that it wasn't marketed more broadly. My suggestion are this: 1) be patient with your search and search everywhere, 2) continue educating yourself here on MS, and elsewhere to really learn about the issues that drive real value, and 3) as other have educated me here on MS, plan to purchase something that is at the top end of the price range for it's model/year to get the best value. With that effort you're putting in, you'll start to quickly separate the wheat from the chaff and when you finally see some aircraft being sold that you regret not making an offer, you'll be ready the next time a quality plane comes on the market. I'd be happy to share more as other's did for me; just send me a PM. Good luck with your search!
  10. Flying on Christmas (with video)

    Good for you and what a lovely evening in NYC! Did you actually have the corridor to yourself?
  11. Dented Nose Gear Truss: Replace or Repair?

    Seems like LASAR is the winner. Good to know and thanks!
  12. Dented Nose Gear Truss: Replace or Repair?

    Wow! Yeah, I can't recall ever hear about a nose gear failure due to a "dented truss". Anyone have a recent report regarding the rubber tube fix preventing this in the future? Seems like a good idea.
  13. Greetings everyone, So I’m planning to close on an ’81 J this Thursday and the nose gear truss was found to be dented during the pre-buy. Now the purchase price was adjusted accordingly and the plane's annual is due in January, so I’m going to flow right into that process with the same shop that did the pre-buy. The replacement part from Mooney is apparently ~$1500, which can be had in a couple of days. Sending in mine for repair at LASAR is about $750 + shipping (~$100), but it takes about 3 weeks for the turn-around (apparently they don’t have any refurbished ones available). Beyond the time and money differences, is there any other argument for one approach vs. the other? At this point, I’m leaning towards repairing it as I don’t have a pressing need to fly in January and wouldn’t mind putting $650 into my ADS-B nest egg. Thanks, and I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences with everyone and someday shedding my newbie status! Philip
  14. How much is a hangar in your town?

    $210/month for an older t-hangar at KMIC in Minneapolis. Includes an electric bifold door, electricity and snow removal (welcome to the north). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Expensive annual

    Thanks! Yes, Eric and Paul have been my sherpas in this entire process. They are doing the pre-buy and then we plan to flow right into the annual. Very excited!