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  1. buddy

    Tempest fine wire - issues

    I have an O2 and have had to replace 3 fine wire champions in the past 21/2 yrs. that were defective. Next time around I’m going to install Tempest. As for oil filters I use Tempest.
  2. I replaced the shear coupling on my standby alt. in my O2 a couple of years ago. I replaced it with a vac. Pump shear coupling and I think I payed about $15 for 2 of them.
  3. My 1980 M20J went for 100K new with the King digital package including the kns80 and century 41 autopilot, no HSI or speed breaks.
  4. I found that the brake fluid should be totally drained and replaced with new fluid every 2 years, this seems to solve the problem.
  5. buddy

    Service Bulletin M20-088

    I thought I remembered a SB or AD several years ago that required that the baggage door be locked before flight and if that is fact can the baggage door be opened from the inside if needed?
  6. buddy


    I got in back in July of 2017, #1035. I feel that the price of the Raptor will probably go up another 50K once in production but I would still be able to put a few bucks in my pocket after selling my Ovation and buying the Raptor. My understanding is the 2K is put into a escrow account and the only money you would lose is $60 if you want your money back. I hope we get to see the prototype fly this year.
  7. buddy

    2005 Ovation 2 - Oil leak

    To get rid of the condensation in your fill tube you should loosen up your dipstick and pull out a couple of inches after each flight. Tighten the dipstick down once the engine cools off and this will get rid of your condensation. This may be causing a problem with condensation in the hose leading to your oil separator and clogging it up.
  8. When I had the same system installed in my 201 the mechanic installed the push pull cable in the panel under the prop control and the light next to my AI which to me made a lot of sense. I believe it is important to have the light located in close proximity to the AI because in IFR conditions this is the instrument your most looking at.
  9. I just got back from Nassau in the Bahamas and the weather is always great went last week.
  10. buddy

    Realistic TAS for Mooney Ovation

    30 gph on take-off works for me but I also pull the prop back to 2400 rpm shortly after I leave the runway and this seems to keep the CHTs a little cooler than leaving it at 2700 rpm.
  11. The coldest I’ve been is minus 15C at 15K and I had 175F oil temp. at 2400rpm ROP.
  12. buddy

    Realistic TAS for Mooney Ovation

    I have a 3 blade with 310hp w/o TKS and after reading the article in AOPA about the new Ultra I tried running mine today using the same parameters as in the article. At 6500ft, WOT, 2500rpm, 50 LOP burning 14.2gal/hr I only got 175 KTAS, not even close to 183 KTAS in the article. So I think this is a little advertising BS. I have seen 197 KTAS at 5500ft. though. For the past 2 yrs. that I’ve owned the Ovation I’ve been using WOT and 2400rpm at 6500ft ROP using 16.7gal/hr and I see about 175 KTAS. I have always ran 40-50 ROP and 2400rpm, WOT at right up to 16K in level flight, I’m not much of a LOP guy but after today I may try 2500rpm, 50 LOP at higher altitudes as long as I can get the same speed using less gas and keeping the cyl. a little cooler.
  13. buddy


    You can tell your insurance broker since you will have a G1000 there is an Audible alarm that says gear, gear, gear not a gear horn and also an audible stall warning that says stall, stall, stall. I wrote a letter to my broker before he went out for quotes on my Ovation an I believe it helped me. By the way it’s some lady in the G1000 that yells at you.
  14. If your bringing your clubs stop in at 7FL6 Spruce Creek Fly-In been here for 10 yrs. great place, you can also have lunch or dinner in the club house. Key West another must see. I would check the prices out at KSUA they are a bit pricey there, you may want to park at KFPR also has a good restaurant.
  15. buddy

    Video Camera Inside Cowling

    When I had my 201 I replaced the left side cowl flap with the same one that’s used on the right with the exhaust opening and that seemed to solve the high temp problem.