ThorFlight

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  1. Interesting discussion thus far... couple of quick observations / questions. 1. Cirrus is very much focused on marketing their product as a "lifestyle" tool. This is very attractive for the up-and-comer type. It may not be as attractive to the analytical, engineering, pilot-purest type. Selling top speed is a narrow, abstract idea, that appeals to some, but clearly isn't drawing in folks who have other valid concerns. Airplanes are tools that allow people to accomplish things, things that are often impossible without the tool itself. Speed is one dimension of a tool's value, but often not the most important. I would suggest that speed in context with its result might be something to share. 2. Mooney, to my knowledge, does not sell direct to their customers, which puzzles me. I am too new to the business end of aircraft sales to understand if this is a common practice or not, but it may enable them to have a certain "arms-length" mentality regarding their customers. In my business of software engineering for our product development teams want nothing more than direct, unmediated access to their existing and potential customer base in order to understand exactly what their problems are and what they want so they can figure out how to deliver something a customer is will to pay for. This is exactly what Bob Kromer did personally when he developed the venerated 252. You can hear him say it here himself: https://youtu.be/YZTlWHHRrJ0?t=266 The pilot-side door in the latest models was a positive step in the right direction, which I hope was inspired by good dialogue with their customer base. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this, and, as I have elected to earn more, hope to one day have the ear of their product folks myself! Good discussion, all.
  2. Worked perfectly when it was removed for an upgrade to a GTX345. Comes with tray and pilot's guide. Phil 612 229 3838
  3. 2018 - got my CFI - Flying Monkey’s Caravan formation training (element landings, what a fun rush!) - Caravan into OSH - started ME - made a bunch of new friends! 2019 - finish ME - CFII - finally attend Mooney Summit (3rd attempt, so it should finally happen, right?) - Sun-n-fun - Northern Plains Mooney Caravan Clinic - +150 hrs on the tach - meet more new friends Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I would like the the link too, please. Nothing came through yesterday. Thanks.
  5. Hi Paul, I would like to be added too. Thanks. Philip Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks, missed that! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Interesting paper/video of an experiment that had a 2.1 lb. DJI drone impact an M20 wing at 238 MPH. https://www.udayton.edu/blogs/udri/18-09-13-risk-in-the-sky.php It gives a dramatic demonstration of what could happen, but seems unlikely in real world ops given their respective profiles. A Regardless, they claim significant damage to the spar after penetration. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Same for my J. Right around 18 give or take a few tenths. Mostly give. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Quick bump / update for this thread. I met @DanM20C and heard of his harrowing experience with CO2 poisoning for the first time earlier this year at Caravan training. Gave me shivers, but I appreciated his willingness to help educate us all. Although I am slow out of the gate to be ordering one today, I wanted folks to know that the discount code still works for anyone who wants to take advantage of it.
  10. Almost made it last year, but circumstances made it impossible. On the waiting list for this year... fingers crossed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Don't have access to it at the moment, but if I'm reading my wiring diagram correctly, is a 10A switch.
  12. Very sharp! Love the modern cowl on the shorter bodied M20s.
  13. @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.
  14. Looking for a working Klixon switch to replace the Boost Pump switch in my '81 J.