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Junkman last won the day on December 25 2017

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About Junkman

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  1. Junkman

    Today's flight for 2018

    Made it to KDAN from KSUS today for this weekend's Caravan Clinic. I let Goat down earlier this year at KECP when I was a last minute no-show for weather, there was no way I was going to do THAT again! So I left a day early to get ahead of the thunderstorms forecast for Friday. Today's weather wasn't TOO bad for a 3+30 flight at 15K... And yes, that's me smiling. Cheers, Junkman
  2. Junkman

    Today's flight for 2018

    Now EVERYONE will want to come in for the St Louis formation tour! And everyone is welcome! Had a great time with "Patches" and his family, to include a celebratory lunch following our flight. The friendships afforded by our passion for flying are priceless. Cheers, Rick
  3. Junkman

    Engine data analysis

    Looking at the details at the bottom of the data, the sample interval is 2 seconds. I believe that's the best granularity that a JPI 830 is capable of, correct? @Cruiser, did you get any further toward an answer to your question? Cheers, Rick
  4. Any chance of Right Seat Ready at the Mooney Summit? Cheers, Rick
  5. Junkman

    430W Data Download problem

    Someone please correct me if this isn't your experience, but I had to switch to an orange label data card when I upgraded my 430 to 430W. The 430W has an orange label data card. The silver label data card is for the non-WAAS 430 and won't work in the 430W. I believe they have different capacities. The orange label card also requires the most recent data card loader, which also has an orange label. I get my nav data from Jeppesen through the JDM app (Jeppesen Data Manager) on my Mac. I've not attempted to get nav data from Garmin, as I thought it was only available from Jeppesen. What you heard from Garmin blows my understanding of how this works completely out of the water. They told you that you can update the nav data for a 430W through their web site? I thought it had to be done through Jeppesen, and that's the only way I've done it for the last three years. Cheers, Rick
  6. Junkman

    Engine data analysis

    I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I read a lot and it appears to indicate a failing exhaust valve. https://www.avweb.com/news/savvyaviator/191197-1.html Scroll down about a page to the graphic that shows the EGT data. Do you or your mechanic have access to a borescope? I'd want to get a look at the exhaust valve in #1. My guess, again just from referencing what I've read, is that you will see something other than a symmetric "burnt pizza" pattern on the exhaust valve, and possibly some hints of green on one side of the valve. Probably not something to delay or ignore. Cheers, Rick
  7. Junkman

    Top Gun; Maverick

    I think its too soon for that, maybe in #3? But then again I'm not normally a betting man... because I usually lose when I do. Cheers, Rick
  8. Junkman

    Top Gun; Maverick

    Any bets on the gender of the "best of the best" in this one?
  9. Junkman

    Top Gun; Maverick

    F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, F/A-18G Growlers (Electronic Attack variation of the Super Hornet), and soon to be F-35C are the latest USN front line fighters. It will be interesting to see what aircraft they use for "MiGs". Cheers, Junkman
  10. Junkman

    Top Gun; Maverick

    One of my favorite science fiction movies... Not representative of reality (what from Hollywood is?) but entertaining none the less. I was in flight school when this came out, and have to admit that all of us wannabes went to see it when it opened. 1986 - was it really that long ago? I'm sure I'll be sucking in my gut and going to the new release when it opens. Probably even wear my old pair of RayBans. After all, I LOVE science fiction. Cheers, Rick
  11. Junkman

    Bravo TIO-540 oil consumption

    Mine's a little less than Don's, 1 quart at 12-15 hours between oil changes at 25 hours. My engine is about 800 SMOH, 200 STOH. TOH was done by previous owner to flow balance cylinders. I service with 8 quarts of Phillips X/C 20/50 and a 16 oz bottle of Camguard at oil change. Cheers, Rick
  12. Junkman

    Mooney must be selling some

    Flight test is supposed to be boring. When it isn't, in most cases something went wrong. Cheers Rick
  13. Junkman and Glennie Junkin (she HATES being called Junkwoman) will be there, donations in hand. Cheers, Rick I'm kidding about the "Junkwoman" thing. Sort of.
  14. Junkman

    A Stumper

    PTT switch/wiring?
  15. I may be late to the party and posting old ideas, but I haven't seen anything here about the two things that have plagued me with solo re-cowling of my TLS. And today I happened upon remedies for both. Nothing cosmic here, just another use for zipties. First, the problems. 1. Those two pesky oil drain lines that have to exit through the same hole in the bottom cowling. 2. The unsupported air intake that always seems to be in the way when trying to raise the bottom cowling. For the drain lines, a picture paints a thousand words. Unfortunately I am not savvy enough to know how to rotate these to make viewing easier. I ziptied the lines together, and they lined up perfectly with the hole in the cowling and went exactly where they were supposed to on the first try. The second try will be in a week or two when I change the oil. I'll let you know how that goes. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the intake suspension method, but it's pretty simple. I looped a ziptie through the top middle hole of the intake and closed the loop. I then joined a couple of zipties and looped them over the prop hub and through the ziptie loop in the top hole in the intake, and tightened the whole thing up a bit. The end state is that the intake is now suspended from the prop hub, up and out of the way of the bottom cowling I maneuvered the cowling up into place, just as in Tony Armour's video of the procedure, and everything VERY EASILY fell into place. A couple of snips to remove zipties, and I am a happy man. I welcome the "That's the way I've always done it" comments. But for those silently struggling with the same plagues, here's a way to get it done. Cheers, Junkman