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  1. I believe I read somewhere or there was an SB that the baggage door should be locked before flight, it was a long time ago but I always lock mine.
  2. Try and find somebody with a factory O2 system or even a portable system and try your Scott connector in their system.
  3. Keep flying, I wouldn't replace the tire.
  4. Robert check the 3 connectors again, I had the same problem with mine a while back and found one of the wires was just held in the connector by a strand. Give the wires a tug at the connector and see if one pulls out, they are not the greatest connectors. Buddy
  5. Wet wingologists did a full reseal on my previously owned 201 a few years back and did a great job. I also recommended him to a friend of mine who owns an early Ovation and he did a nice job on his reseal also. Your right about a patch job they never work out, I tried it twice before I finally brought it to Edison. I would recommend him to any Mooney owner with leaking fuel tanks.
  6. A quick question I saw that you once had a problem with your electric trim with an s-tec 55X autopilot and the G1000. I had my electric trim fail today so when I got back on the ground I pulled the trim switch out from behind the panel and checked it with an ohm meter and the switch appeared to work fine but after reading your thread it sounds like there maybe a fuse in the autopilot that blow. If the fuse blows in the autopilot will I no longer have electric trim using the trim switch on the control wheel? If that is the case is it a fuse I can change myself?

    Buddy

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    2. Danb

      Danb

      Good luck with it Buddy, these thing are great when working, safe flying

       

      dan

    3. buddy

      buddy

      Dan, I called and talked to Scott at s-tec he was very helpful and thought it may be blown fuse on the control board and said I could bring it to my avionics shop. John at Daytona Aircraft Services opened up the autopilot and found the 2 fuses to be good but the bottom board had a burn hole in it. The autopilot was sent to s-tec for repair.

      Buddy

    4. Danb

      Danb

      Sounds like you found the problem,hopefully it will stay working, I had mine blow about 3-5 times, I put in an inline fuse. Ultimately I ended up with new servos which solved the issue.

       

      dan

  7. I spoke to Paul at Mooney today and we were talking about this upgrade and if I understood him correctly you would also have to have a Garmin autopilot.
  8. I don't know what it is with Mooney's but you should flush out the old brake fluid at least once every 2 years and you won't have a problem.
  9. Danb maybe you have a plastic hat shelf, with my A/C all I have back there is an aluminum wall covered with carpet. If you have A/C your avionics shop might have done it with your 345R install. I flew the airplane this morning and the Bluetooth connection was intermittent but without the plastic panel I never got any connection at all.
  10. I don't have a hat shelf I have A/C.
  11. Sorry I didn't take any pictures I just placed the aluminum cover on top of the plastic scribed around it and cut it and drilled the holes. Again if you PM me with your number I can walk you through it, I just got finished with the install a couple of hours ago.
  12. I spoke to Jake today at Daytona Aircraft Services and he discovered the fix for the Bluetooth connectivity problem with the iPad and the 345R and I now get ADS-B weather and traffic on my iPad in the cockpit. The fix is you have to remove the aluminum access panel for the OX tank in the back wall of the baggage area and I replaced it with a plastic one using 1/8in. If anyone has any questions PM me with your phone number and I can walk you through it. The fix takes about 2 to 3 hours if you do it yourself or less time if you just remove the access door and don't replace it with plastic.
  13. I don't see what the big deal is about adding a pilot side door, I got in and out of the one at sun n fun and I'd rather enter and exit through the passenger door as I do now in my Ovation. Just think about how hard it is for the front seat passenger to get out of the airplane and that's how hard it is to exit out of the pilots side door even with the added 4 inches. I'm 6 ft tall and 200 lbs. Maybe it's the perception but I don't think it's very functional.
  14. I have a dual USB plugged into my cigarette lighter on a 28V system and find that it will keep the IPad battery from not discharging but it will NOT really charge the battery iPad battery.
  15. Really enjoying my Ovation. 2005 with the 310hp conversation.