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  1. Raptor, you really get around! Great to see you and the other guys keeping the Caravan spirit alive with this flight. Looking forward to next year! Thor
  2. Sure look like Starship winglets to me
  3. The keys to my J came with this logo. Would be nice to have the matching dealer sign. Someone must need this to decorate their hangar. https://sacramento.craigslist.org/avo/d/lincoln-vintage-mooney-aircraft-dealer/7055626038.html
  4. Who knew! Anyone know how many are still left running with the Porsche engine? BTW: If you want to re-engine with a Porsche, there's a guy in Moscow who can hook you up! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-PFM-3200-Aircraft-3-2L-Engine-Assembly-NEW-/254215434216
  5. Possibly N602TF? Arrived earlier in the day: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N602TF
  6. While they might have reconsidered the headline with 30 years of hindsight, the marketing team back in '77 definitely used their imagination for this campaign. Not all the issues manifested as envisioned... (DABS == ADS-B??), but RNAV was certainly spot-on. And for us CBs, saving "energy" will never go out of style. My J is not quite there yet, but I'm pretty confident that she'll still be going strong 10 years from now. All in all, I think they did a pretty fine job of keeping this marketing promise. Now if they can just rekindle some of that late 70's gumption for the decade a
  7. Not my video or plane. In the shots right before engine start, you can see the camera mounted on a pole attached below the leading edge.
  8. This video came up in my YouTube feed and I thought it was good enough to share here. It has some pretty views of Denmark from well appointed M20E. Anyone have thoughts on what looks like 3 bulb LED "landing lights" mounted on the upper gear door?
  9. For exterior, he uses Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine mixed in various concentrations with water. And, Gtechniq W5 Biodegradable Citrus All Purpose Cleaner, again mixed in various concentrations. Both have worked well in my experience. For leather and interiors, again Optimum No Rinse diluted, and Gtechniq I2 Tri-Clean for heavier stains. Finally, it's Gtechniq ceramic coatings for the final step.
  10. I had been having a similar issue with my KFC 200. It had been happening ever more frequently over the past three years. Sometimes it would fail (flashing trim failure annunciation) immediately after disconnecting the AP, sometimes it would immediately fail immediately after startup, but then work later in the flight if I recycled the AP breaker + trim rocker switch. It was very frustrating as there wasn't a clear pattern of failure. Over this period we pulled the trim servo, which tested fine, cleaned connections, switches etc., but the problem would continue. After again bringing it up
  11. Been considering using him, but haven't got an estimate yet. Believe price varies considerably on what you want and the condition of your paint. He is based in IA, and has said that folks are welcome to bring the plane to him. IA is beautiful... in the summer.
  12. https://www.monroyaero.com/ @Gagarin ??
  13. Mehrdad from Aviana Detailing does travel to customer locations to do paint correction and ceramic coatings. He's got a great YouTube channel showing his work, including one correcting and coating an Ovation.
  14. 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
  15. Worked perfectly when it was removed for an upgrade to a GTX345. Comes with tray and pilot's guide. Phil 612 229 3838
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