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  1. I did that route about 20 years ago in a J model VFR KBLI KSFF KLWT. 9-10K or so.. You won't have any problems.. I did it last year, IFR but in a Bravo, 95D KGPI KFHR 12K..
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    self-service O2

    I'm sure there is data in the other threads.... but I have this system: (Scott filler for mooneys) that is a 2 tank cascade. and I picked up a CGA 570 to CGA 870 to fill portable bottles. I found old 250cf bottles on eBay, and swapped them with tractor supply (Blue pony)... no rental charges etc. You need a hangar to keep the bottles in.. Keep the tools just for oxygen... don't use them on the plane. Fills should only be $20 or so... but at most places o2 fills are only for maintenance (jets) , so the line guys don't do it, they require an AP... so the $90 is really AP time.. Also when traveling, bring your own scott adapter... I tried to get a fill in Utah, they had a 4 tank cascade, but they didn't have my adapter... so now I bring my own.
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    Allentown Approach Phone #

    I can confirm it is: 1-800-728-6322... And if you are close to NY approach: 1-800-645-3206.
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    201 Schematic / Bad Avionics Relay?

    The GPU plug includes 3 pins.. "engage (28V)" "+v(28)" and GND... it is designed that the larger +/GND pins engage first.. and then once the "engage" pin mates it triggers the relay that connects the +(28) to the battery bus.. by this time the +28V connections already has good solid contact. The relay is there so that the socket doesn't normally have any voltage on it... you need the plug to connect it to the system. switch is fine.... so you have to check that the relay is actually triggering, and that the contacts haven't been welded.
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    201 Schematic / Bad Avionics Relay?

    Generally avionics relays are "fail engaged".... and when energized remove power from the radio bus. When you turn on the master relay, the radio master immediately "removes" the power from the radio bus. (if the switch is in the correct position). M20J/M20J/Mooney Service Manuel M20J Vol. 2 of 2.pdf What I see is that if either the starter is engaged, or the switch commands it, the relay should close and "remove" power... It looks like there are 3-4 paths through the relay so that if any one of the contacts fails it will still transfer power. So, if the master cuts out when you hit the starter.. then it is the switch... if not.. then the relay.. you can hit the relay with + voltage and it should click. Also check the connection from the relay to ground.. if that is broken then it won't activate with either the starter or the switch. really easy to debug with a volt meter.
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    G-OBAL refit

    Worse, than that... you can have a Degree in Engineering.. but If you have not passed the state PE (Professional Engineering) test you can't call yourself an Engineer in that state. TX was notorious for this. Usually only Engineering disciplines that were required to sign government paperwork would get the PE... therefore almost all Electrical Engineers don't have it.. Some MechE and ChemE have it.. and Almost all Civil Engineers have one..
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    Oshkosh Tie-down Anchor/Gear Reccomendations

    I built copies of this anchor for about $20 in home depot parts... 4' of angle aluminum.. 3 stainless fence clamps & a bunch of galvanized stakes. Simple design, and properly placed should have all anchor stakes engaged.
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    Flying with guns?

    #1 Don't ask, don't tell.. random boxes are random boxes..lots of hunters fly. #2, Do not fly into Logan.. Massport has internal rules against any weapons on the airport, exemption only for LEO... as an endpoint you loose the traveling coverage, so only MA law applies. #3.. In general while you are "traveling" ie gas stops.. even required overnight, then the Federal interstate rules govern, but the states (Like NJ) ignore them (You win on appeal, how nice). Once you have reached your destination (no Longer traveling) then the remote state laws govern. With all of the Assault weapons, mag limits, etc know the other state's laws. FBO's don't care, and don't want to know... you aren't violating any laws, and there are no part 91 storage requirements, but I would make sure that if I had an emergency landing that I wouldn't be particularly incompatible with that state's laws.... as the trip has ended. Most allow all travel with secured firearms.. only a few require special rules (NY, pistols with license or confirmed attendance of a shooting competition) .. NFA items are another tier.
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    M20M TLS Wiring Diagram

    Sent in a PM:
  10. the FAA can get complicated and touchy in these sort of areas. this one determined that the arrangement was right on the edge of permissible. - (1993) legal interpretation.pdf And this later one seemed to be tougher. - (2007) legal interpretation.pdf They want the owner/Lessor to understand that they are in control of the flight and legally responsible (to some extent) that the plane was flying. Search through the legal replies on that site and you will see some subtleties ... and that things that seem to be ok in the 1980's to 90's are being told "no" in later opinions..
  11. As long as you are the owner/partner there will be no issues.. You cannot do this as an employee, but as the owner it isn't compensation. Also as the owner, nobody can say that your travel wasn't incidental to the trip. I would still get a commercial, to forestall any questions of trips where your presence could be argued as non essential. You can't fly clients or client's stuff, since they pay you (compensation) even with a commercial because it is considered part 135. What you can't do is let anyone else fly other employees or goods without them having a commercial... An employee can fly themselves with just a private, but can't move people or goods. I have not seen an interpretation if "incidental" carriage of goods is allowed. Can a technician bring his testing gear, can a manger bring a contract memo or laptop?. these are "goods" of the company.
  12. The Flytenow decision was about holding out. there are multiple prongs on the part 135 rules, and holding out to any and all comers is one of them. If they had a section in the NY times, that said "I am flying to Miami on the 25th, I will accept ride/expense sharing from anyone that calls 1-201-555-1212 it would also have not passed that test. The decision didn't draw a line but said that attempting to provide services to a wide enough groups of people who have no other link to you will be considered holding out. The web application for that, and nothing else just made the scope obvious. The decision said it didn't need a specific app, and that a large facebook group would qualify... broadcast to your FB knitting group about sharing a ride to the Wisconsin convention... allowed... saying on the east coast travelers board "I'm going to Miami".. probably not. A community like ours would probably be allowed, only because we are pilots.. like we ask for "who is going to Dmax".. we have that limited nexus that keeps it from being holding out. This is echoed in the part91 dry leases vs part 135 charter... you can be 91 and have a number of limited contracts for flying, but as soon as you imply that you will contract with anyone who calls your phone#, then it isn't limited and is considered holding out.
  13. The NBAA exception is very specific... you have to be a member, maintain the plane to Part 135 standards, get approval from the FSDO, all to get access to the part of 91.501 which are turbine only exceptions in the far's.. basically to allow you bring clients on flights where you were going to be flying there anyway for business.. ie a consultant flying to a site visit & bringing the paying client along in a way that is operationally useful to the consultant. The FAA considers compensation extremely broadly, (more than the IRS) There were cases where "dinner" was compensation. Flight time above 1500 is still put on your resume, and a benefit for insurance etc.. it basically boils down to the control of the flight. If the pilot doesn't decide the destination.. then it will be assumed to be commercial, since you didn't do the flight for your own personal reasons. A qid pro quo is assumed. So, your friend can borrow your plane, and fly it for free... to locations they want to go to... as soon as they move your plane where "you" want it to be.. then it is a ferry flight and they need a commercial. These same things crop up in the shared expenses.... If you were flying to catch a ball game and bring other people along, you can share expenses. If your friends need to go to a wedding, you can't say, well, I can go to a ball game, so we can share expenses.
  14. My MSC had warned me about running the rudder trim hard on the ground due to trim slippage. He preferred to run the trim in on the takeoff roll rather than against the static centering forces. Luckily my SN is before the affected list, and I've never seen the problems.
  15. That device is the same size as the o2 monitors we already use.. they are too bulky for continuous use. 2.5"x1.2".x1.2"