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About Rmag

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    Mooney M20J (205 SE)

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  1. I actually took off once with the baggage door in the upright position. It was a chain of events were my key fell out of my pocket and went into a seat track. I couldn’t find my key and left the cockpit, opened baggage and was looking for it. I eventually found it and since I was in my pilots seat, started up and taxied for takeoff. Started my takeoff roll, rotated, and I got a call from the FBO that m door was open. I never heard the wind noise with my noise cancelling headset. I kept the plane at 75-80 kts, kept the gear down, flew a low pattern and landed. Checked the door and all was well. Now I always look over my shoulder before takeoff.
  2. Nicest E ever?

    Nicest E I've seen.
  3. Today's flight for 2017

    Beautiful sun setting over Delaware Bay on 8/2/2017, shortly after takeoff from KWWD.
  4. Lycoming Ad received last week

    I am being told that Lycoming is paying... I will report back if this is not the case.
  5. Lycoming Ad received last week

    Here is a shot of the test tool on the rear connecting rod. All my bushings passed. Going back together again...
  6. Lycoming Ad received last week

    A&P on the field got the AD. He knew I got an IRAN last year. I had a parts listing of all the parts installed during my IRAN. Looked at the parts list and the bushing part number was there.
  7. Lycoming Ad received last week

    I got caught by this AD, my plane is grounded. I had an IRAN last year and the bushings are the AD part numbers. This week my cylinders get pulled and bushings tested. If they pass, cylinders go back on. If they fail, the connecting rods get removed and sent out to get re-bushed. Engine shop says Lycoming is footing the bill.
  8. New pannel

    @Little Dipper That was a very cool video. Definitely put a smile on my face. A lot of guys at SureFlight are motor heads I'm definitely sharing this one! It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday and playing in the Mooney
  9. I recently got a planecover, it fits perfect.
  10. New pannel

    Here's a few more shots of a big box of wires he gutted, your new radio trays sitting on top of your new Christmas boxes and your old trays, and the panel currently.
  11. New pannel

    I peeked over his shoulder today...
  12. New Paint Hawk Aircraft Painting

    That's actually a very good price. Plane looks very nice in your pic!
  13. KFC-200 won't command flight controls

    Done that before. Quick stop at another airport where I shut down, quickly went through the startup procedure and took off. Didn't try the autopilot but the electric trim wasn't working. Had to spin the wheel to trim after gear and flaps were up. I'm thinking, "great now my electric trim broke". Then I looked at the little "Trim" switch...
  14. Why a Mooney?

    I posted a little write up on the difference in the beginning of this thread. I bought a 205 and then turned it into as close to new as you can get with a 1987 airframe. I'm absolutely loving the airplane. You sit low in it like a sports car. If you don't have anyone in the back, in cruise you can slide the seat back and dully extend your legs straight like sitting on a beach chair. Very comfortable.
  15. Just bought a new http://www.planecover.com cover from Jim Cancil. Got a pretty close match to the blue... fits and looks nice.