jwilcoxon78

Basic Member
  • Content count

    30
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

10 Good

About jwilcoxon78

  • Rank
    Advanced Member

Profile Information

  • Location
    Canton, GA
  • Reg #
    N5632Y
  • Model
    M20J
  1. NEW MEMBER

    Plenty of room in the 201 for me and my family. I'm 5'10", wife is 5'4". We've had a carseat/carrier in the back for our infant son at the time. Have also been able to fit his larger car seat in the baggage compartment. Now we have a second son and I see no reason we won't all be able to travel together on week long trips. As other's have said, I've got to move the seat full forward to be comfortable at the controls. Leaves a fair amount of room for any PAX sitting in back. Ingress and egress are the only oddities but no more or less than any other low wing aircraft.
  2. I don't know that I could stomach the thought of driving from Atlanta to the island knowing there's a Mooney that could do it in a 1/4th of the time. We did think it would be a nice place to take our sailboat to though but again, the thought of driving and towing made me cringe.
  3. We caught Ocracoke just prior to the season being over with. No crowd but still everything was open. We will certainly plan to go back, via Mooney only though.
  4. Got ramp checked

    Bingo. Some states require a causal connection between the reason the claim is being denied and the cause of the claim. Additionally, it's not only the policy that is considered. Your application is taken into account. The underwriters are assessing the risk based off of the information and warranty provided by the pilot on this document. If you do not have a current flight review or medical, the underwriter would not have accepted the risk.
  5. Got ramp checked

    On that note, your insurance policy would more that likely deny your claim as well.
  6. Insurance valuation

    Most companies will consider a negotiated settlement in that fashion, cash in lieu of repairs, in exchange for a policy holder's release. What this means is that this is all the policy will pay regardless of what other costs above and beyond you might incur. They have to weigh the likely salvage value of the aircraft as it sits to better understand what that settlement might look like.
  7. 252 Cruise Speed

    Happy you made the switch too Savage!
  8. Nav LED lights

    Same here for my M20J. I just put a Parmetheus Plus in the nose and am happy with it. Especially since my one and only light source to the outside world decided to go out on a night flight back into home base. I'll take reliability over cost in this case.
  9. KT-74 install -- 16 hours?

    The time to bring it up is when you have the quote or estimate. Seems high to me but, hard to argue after the work is done and they let you know how long it was going to take.
  10. Introduction! Future Mooney owner!

    My wife and I have a 2 year old and a second on the way. We've had our J for about 1.5 years now. For the most part, I'm flying myself but, when it's been the whole family, it's no problem, car seat included. The previous owner of our bird had two boys that were around 8-10 and they flew all over the place. I say this to say that, unless you need the altitude now, I would stick with a J since you're contemplating a larger aircraft later down the road anyways. Plus, I could only imagine the difficulty in keeping a cannula on an infant. Good luck in your search and keep us posted.
  11. N1163Z has a new home

    Awesome.
  12. Geographic member locations

    Canton, GA (KCNI) for me.
  13. Rough engine (Lycoming IO-360-A1B6)

    Does it run rougher on one mag vs. the other? Valve stem clearance checked?
  14. Wow! Great job. She's beautiful.