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  1. anonymouse

    FS - 1979 M20K 231 (KDXR) Danbury CT

    My wife and I don't own much and live relatively simply - the plane is/was our luxury and chief method of disposing of excess cash. It will be a real shame to have to leave it behind. I've gotten a few PM's and am in early discussions with a couple of people, but I welcome additional inquiries. I haven't (yet) posted this plane for lease/sale anywhere else.
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    FS - 1979 M20K 231 (KDXR) Danbury CT

    You have PM with my contact info. Thanks!
  3. anonymouse

    FS - 1979 M20K 231 (KDXR) Danbury CT

    Someone may have a great opportunity on their hands. As stated above, I bought this aircraft in February and flew it back to SoCal. Since then, it got a new paint job (full strip, body work, etc.) and the cowling totally refurbished. As it sits, it is in the avionics shop getting all the old stuff ripped out and an EDM-900, Aspen with AOA/SVT, and a Lynx ADS-B transponder installed. The interior has been removed and is being totally replaced with new upholstery and fabric to match the paint job. It will also get an annual (on top of the significant checkout/repairs that were done before my purchase) before it is done with the total refurbishment, and should be ready to fly in a few weeks. Between the investment the prior owner put into this plane and its cosmetic/panel improvements during my short ownership of it, there is very little that hasn't been repaired/replaced in the last few years. About 2 weeks ago, my wife got a job offer - in Thailand. While the move isn't certain, it's looking quite probable - so I either have to sell the plane or find someone to lease it to as bringing it to Thailand isn't practical or financially sane. I have a loan on the plane, and can either pay it off (and a small prepayment penalty), or I can find someone that goes on my insurance policy to fly the plane/reimburse me whilst I maintain the loan, or some other creative arrangement. The plane is based out of KEMT, but is currently at KCNO. If you or someone you know are interested in about as nice a 231 K as you could ask for, feel free to PM. I'm probably looking at about a 2 month timeline for sale/lease. Thanks! Without flying surfaces or cowling, but gives an idea of the paint scheme. Flying surfaces have since been attached, cowling refurbished (new fiberglass/carbon fiber, new heat shields, etc.) and it is now in the avionics shop.
  4. Thanks @Marauder. Those pieces don't appear to match what is in the M20J/K. My panels appear to have the window frame integrated into those panels, making one large piece of plastic.
  5. Thanks to some PM chats, I've located the cargo door panel and the 2 panels on the door. I'm still looking for the rest on the list: 2 side panels (front/rear) on pilot side 1 side panel (rear) on copilot side Thanks!
  6. Thanks for the referral. Completely understood - I should say I'm not doing the interior work myself - I have a well-regarded airplane interior person doing the work. We're likely going to be painting/patching/covering all the other panels already, so if I can get the few that I need at a 'vintage' price/condition that are serviceable, it could be less expensive than plane plastics and I'll end up with the same result. If I'm covering/painting pieces anyway, I really don't care if the plastic is new or old.
  7. I struck out with Jaeger. Still on the hunt. I must by using the wrong search words on Ebay - all I can find is a top door panel, but the shipping alone is $200.. Can you point me to the right auction?
  8. My plane is currently getting a paint job and interior redo. I'm looking for the following bits for a 1979 M20K (231, factory oxygen if it matters), which, upon removal, disintegrated into many irrecoverable/unusable bits even with the greatest of care (they were already cracked/warped/worn/repaired and just turned to dust). I reached out to Paul Loewen without any luck. Does anyone have a source they could recommend? The 2 side panels on the pilot side 1 side panel on the copilot side, cargo door panel 2 panels on the door I'm aware of Plane Plastics, but their prices are a fortune - and since I was able to save most of the bits and will likely be wrapping or painting them, it seems silly to get new pieces that are going to be covered/painted anyway. It also seems like they only go up to the "J" model, but I assume they are very similar to the K if I had to go that route.
  9. anonymouse

    First Mooney: 231 vs. 201

    FWIW, I bought my first Mooney a few months ago, and it's a 231. It's currently sitting in the paint shop, but the benefits of a turbo (especially going East, or above clouds) are far more useful/often than I thought they would be before I bought a turbo plane. Once I got my fuel flow setup properly done, it runs pretty cool. It's like any other plane - once you get used to where all the knobs and buttons are and have a good checklist, it's not particularly challenging to fly. Flying is expensive, so the difference between one or the other on a per hour basis wasn't really a decisive factor for me.
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    Autopilot avionics update.

    Here is availability info straight from an email I sent to Dynon: "No one here at Dynon has any guess as to when the Mooneys will happen. We will not start selling the STC for the 172 until the 2nd QTR. After our dedicated shops provide feedback on the installations, and we learn how to make their lives easier, we can then start tackling other makes and models. Conservatively, it could be anywhere between 6-18 months after we start selling the 172 STC. "
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    Autopilot avionics update.

    Dynon got their 172 STC approved today. Very exciting news, and with luck they will be able to quickly expand it to our birds now that they have their foot in the door.
  12. anonymouse

    New to me M20K - many questions (now AOG)

    As most predicted, it was the hose backing off the induction port of the turbo with just a small opening. So, I'm back and flying again. Now for attempt #2 of fuel flow setup.
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    M20K 231 GB to LB question

    I've read this thread a few times now and didn't see how much it is to upgrade a GB to LB at say, an annual instead of an engine rebuild event. Has anyone priced that out?
  14. anonymouse

    New to me M20K - many questions (now AOG)

    Thanks for the thoughts, @carusoam. I feel like I've gotten some great support in this thread and in a couple PM's with people reaching out to answer most of my questions, and I think getting the fuel flow set up properly with an A&P capable of reading an 8 page document and listening to my verbal instructions will go a long way to solving a good chunk of my initial issues. I've since found where the valves are to adjust the oxygen flow, so that's one topic off the plate as well. I had to take a commercial flight and won't be home for a few days. The (new) mechanic (at a Mooney Service Center) is going to look at it early next week. As others have said, it's likely a blown off intake hose. I got a thorough PPI - I think my home field mechanic just F'ed things up. I have about 1300 hours TT, am instrument current, and previously flew a Columbia 350 on the same work trips. I don't feel like I'm in over my head at all - I just have a bad mechanic.
  15. anonymouse

    New to me M20K - many questions (now AOG)

    I don't have a way to download data, yet. I have a jpi 700. He also changed the oil and re rigged the flaps, but I don't see either causing the problem either. I guess I'll find out on Friday.