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  1. Also, from what I gather this was an issue seen on TCM 470 and 520 engines but this is the first and/or most recent on the 360's. Sounds like Continental quietly changed their specification on starters to avoid the bad press of an AD. Were these problems identified on Lycomings, with their Attorneys Gone Wild approach, it would have been. Wish in one hand, you-know-what in the other.....that being said, it sounds to me like something to regard as relatively serious. And it would be applicable on LB (and whatever GB's may still exist) 231's with lightweight starters alike.
  2. I was just talking to Kerry McIntyre about this very issue, was yours the forced landing (fortunately at an airport) in Washington? I had intended to share this advisory after hearing of it a few days ago but have been caught up with all the other pokers in my fire, thank you for sharing this and glad you're alright.
  3. Couple of questions regarding alternate air boxes on the 231. Mine is an aluminum box on which the forward rivets for the alternate air door hinge broke free of the aluminum, as discovered at annual. My IA is leery of the use of short bolts with locknuts, for the good reason that if one were to get loose, they’d be ingested into the turbo vanes in short order. As my alternate air door hinge is worn out in his opinion, his suggestion was to replace the entire air box with one from an ‘85 231; this air box happens to be constructed of fiberglass rather than aluminum. However, on this fiberg
  4. Higher odds of detonation and hotter CHT's would be enough to deter me. I would think TIT control is still largely a function Black Knob position, even LOP. I say this as a K-model operator of the TSIO-360, which also begs the question, how damn fast do you want to go? Was looking at Rocket power settings the other day, and concluded you can still haul ass while being kind to that engine. Just my $0.02...
  5. I just use a heavy contractor trash bag taped to the engine mounts draining into a bucket to catch the oil filter drip on my K. It's easy, and when I'm done I turn it inside out and put all my waste in it. The hassle of being a contortionist to do it with the lower cowl still on just isn't worth it, with a second set of hands the lower cowl is off and on in five minutes. Some wheels don't need reinventing when just a little country raised savvy will do.
  6. If you haven’t already committed to Plane Plastics, Mooney will still produce a replacement side panel for your K. I have an ‘80 K-model with the same panel and just went through this process at annual in May. Went with the original Mooney panel and looks good as new. As a side bar, Plane Plastics does NOT make the correct panel for your oxygen setup, and will not custom make one (ask me how I know). After fighting with them for nearly two, maybe close to three months to get a refund on the returned incompatible panel, I decided I probably won’t be doing business with them unless I am abs
  7. My quote is through BWI. Think there may be a difference with Falcon as the broker?
  8. So it’s annual renewal time for my K-model insurance, and the low bidder is an underwriter by the name of XL Catlin, based in London. I’ve never heard of them but apparently they’re evolving into a GA insurer in addition to the bulk of their business, which was formerly made up of commercial aviation (I’m assuming 121 carriers). I like keeping up with an A320 in the terminal environment but am admittedly a bit uncertain about sharing the same underwriting insurer. Has anyone any experience with XL Catlin to share? Any hesitation about insuring with an insurer 6 or 7 hours ahead in this c
  9. So it’s annual renewal time for my K-model insurance, and the low bidder is an underwriter by the name of XL Catlin, based in London. I’ve never heard of them but apparently they’re evolving into a GA insurer in addition to the bulk of their business, which was formerly made up of commercial aviation (I’m assuming 121 carriers). I like keeping up with an A320 in the terminal environment but am admittedly a bit uncertain about sharing the same underwriting insurer. Has anyone any experience with XL Catlin to share? Any hesitation about insuring with an insurer 6 or 7 hours ahead in this c
  10. It’s not my best pictorial (video) but here’s the setup in my K. A nice compromise of new technology without refabricating a whole new panel. EC9F95A5-59D8-41DD-B370-5EEEC3C2175C.MOV
  11. Relocating to Denver, CO and have a lead on a hangar for my 231. New construction T-hangars with bifold doors and heat starting at 80k and end units with the additional room at 110k, wondering what various hangar owners paid for their hangars for 'comps.' 80k seems a little high and while 109k affords an extra 22x22' space for an end-unit, this still seems a little high. Granted, locale makes a big difference, but I'd be interested for feedback from owners on hangar values. Denver is snow and cold and hail country, but what do you all think of these offerings. FWIW, airport is towered and has
  12. Y’all mean like this setup? This gets things up to about 140 or so after about 2 or 3 hours on a 20 degree night with blankets over the cowling and inlet plugs. Plus I like that oil sump, oil cooler, and cylinders are all heated fairly equally. @carusoam I really like the idea of convection, bringing a hose out the other cowl flap and attaching to the other side of the heater, might cut the heating times down and possibly warmer overall temps. I got a bill from some elf for about 50 bucks for this gem. It was made by the same elf who was inspired by a conversation among elves about
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