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  1. Have a fun and safe trip home!
  2. FAA ADS-B Rebate - almost done, and GDL-82?

    Thank you TTaylor!
  3. FAA ADS-B Rebate - almost done, and GDL-82?

    TTaylor: I just checked the Freeflight Systems website and all their ADS-B Out solutions appear to be around $3,000. Where did you see them for $1,900? By the way, the link you provided doesn't seem to work. Thank you.
  4. Sad Mooney

    A partnership gone sour over a maintenance bill is rumored to be the reason for the neglect. It had a fresh engine when it was parked over 10 years ago. About 100 AMUs would make it a very nice plane!
  5. Sad Mooney

    Here it is. After closer inspection, I think it is an F model, but not sure.
  6. Thinking of straying from the fold

    Bklott: Very good information concerning the Bonanza V tail line. I found the same info and more which just made the airplane a "Bridge too far" for me. Another problem you may have overlooked that is common through most of the Bonanza and Baron line, is the spar carry through cracks. There is a 500 hour inspection of the structure in the fuselage that carries the loads from the wings. Cracks have developed in this structure in many airplanes and correction requires a very complex and expensive repair. Any airplane with known cracks suffers a significant reduction in value. All that said, the straight tail Bonanza is free from the V tail problems and is a terrific aircraft. The Debonair is the least expensive of the straight tails and similar to vintage Mooneys in acquisition costs. I believe they are still subject to the spar carry through i spection though. Parts are reported to be very expensive for all Beech products.
  7. Sad Mooney

    There is one at my field, I think it is a 201. Been sitting outside untouched for 10 years according to the "old timers". I'm told it is the result of a partnership gone sour, a big fight over a maintenance bill.
  8. Check those fuel tank vents!!!!

    On some planes a largesh pipe cleaner inserted into the vent will prevent bugs. Remove the pipe cleaner before flight BUT if you forget to remove it, the pipecleaner should pass enough air through to prevent total blockage. To clear a blockage, a foot long length of weed wacker line can be inserted into the tube and by twisting and wiggling a bit you can pretty much clear out almost a foot of vent line. It's unlikely the bugs will travel that far up the line anyway.
  9. Foreflight Scout - ADS-B Receiver $199

    Surprised that the Scout does not include GPS? Really? I'm surprised people buy Ipads without GPS. Why do pilots even bother with wifi only Ipads? The GPS on my Ipad works awesome and the accuracy is excellent.
  10. Here is the new Ping Buddy from Uvionix, except it's now called the Foreflight Scout and sold thru Amazon.
  11. Going to be hard to find the winds blowing your way traveling Westbound. Max didn't have near as much weather info as we have today. I wonder how long he waited in Casablanca for just the right weather?
  12. Steingar: Sorry but you are mistaken on this particular record setting flight. Max Conrad flew a Comanche 180 from Casablanca to El Paso. Same engine as the C model Mooney.
  13. His record from Casablanca to El Paso still stands. Someone with a Mooney could give it a try!
  14. Autopilot without gps

    You would probably be money ahead selling your plane and buying a different one with everything installed. A WAAS GPS and an autopilot would likely run close to 30 AMUs. You would never get that back out of your plane, lucky to get 1/2. Here is one that looks good:
  15. Autopilot without gps

    Doesn't your "C" have the Brittain wing leveler? If it hasn't been removed, why not fix it and upgrade it to track and hold altitude? Much cheaper than installing a new STEC.