Whiskey Charlie

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About Whiskey Charlie

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  • Birthday 07/24/1961

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Wichita Kansas
  • Interests
    Flying, Investing, Music, Antique Cars, Boating, Scuba, Treasure Hunting, My Two Daughters, Spending Time With Friends
  • Reg #
    N706WC
  • Model
    M20E

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  1. New Starter - Advice needed

    Aside from simply not functioning anymore, are there any warning signs that a starter is about to go bad?
  2. Anything you wish you would have known?

    You'll enjoy Tulsa if you haven't been before. Have fun flying home! It'll be a great adventure. I did something similar when I bought mine. I took my CFI with me as I wasn't IFR rated. We flew mine back from Seattle to Wichita, crossing eight states in two days. Just get ready to get spoiled on speed! You'll never want to go back to anything less. Have fun and welcome to the family.
  3. Anything you wish you would have known?

    I have an E also and I've owned it for about a year and a half and I have logged almost 200 hours in that short time. Like others have stated, learn to control your speed and plan your descents. I came from flying (plowing) around in a 172 and wasn't used to thinking so far ahead of the airplane. If you have a G430, use the descent planning page to help you get to your target altitude for the pattern. You can set it up for the rate of descent you want and it will remind you when you should start to descend. I set mine up to hit pattern altitude 4 miles out at 500 fpm. It helps as a handy reminder especially when flying cross country at high altitudes into unfamiliar fields. I live in Wichita KS. (35 miles north of Oklahoma). What part of Oklahoma are you going to?
  4. Heavy oil consumption

    I have 76/80 on cylinders one thru three. Cylinder number four also reads 76/80 but when DMAX did my compression test, he tried to get the worst readings possible and found that number four dropped compression at the end of the stroke meaning the cylinder has a "step" in it. As a result of this step, I use one quart every 4.5 hours and I keep it at 7.5 quarts. My point is, make certain you're measuring compression through the stroke. I learned that most mechanics try and achieve the best compression reading when in reality, they should be looking for the worst compression reading. A "step" can result in high consumption.
  5. FASTEST?

    I only have two speed mods on my 65 E. The Lasar cowl closure and Lasar tie down rings. She still punches out an average of 152 kts though. I will be adding a few more mods like flap gap seals, and break rotation this year. I do however have 62 gallon long range bladders and I love them. Since I primarily use my E for long distance, having an extra hour cushion makes a big difference.
  6. Safe Solvent for Cleaning Landing Gear

    What does the machines retail for?
  7. Safe Solvent for Cleaning Landing Gear

    I use Simple Green Precision Aircraft Cleaner. Highly recommended! http://simplegreen.com/industrial/products/extreme-aircraft-precision-cleaner/
  8. STEC 30

    I have the Stec 30 with GPSS in my M20E. It's been perfect. Altitude hold is merely a push of the yoke switch. I think you have to ask yourself how many IMC holds and approaches you'll be making to justify a 55.
  9. New to the world of Mooneys

    Welcome aboard jrheathjr! Please post some pictures of your new ride so we can see it!
  10. To Powerflow or not to Powerflow - That is the question

    Thanks Bluehighwayflyer. That's what I'm leaning toward too.
  11. To Powerflow or not to Powerflow - That is the question

    Yes, disassembly and lubrication are required but I'm told its not a big deal. I've talked to lots of people who have them but I'm still searching for the ones who have removed them. As of right now, I'm probably going to stay stock based on the advise of my shop.
  12. Condor tire question

    I've only heard great things about the Condors and told they are built by Michelin. Never heard of patches inside though. Could they be there for balance? Where did you order them from?
  13. D Max has informed me that my stock exhaust on my 65 M20E has passed away. In considering a replacement or repair, I've looked into a complete rebuild ($1800.00) or a Powerflow system ($4,000.00). I've been told by my shop that he has have removed as many of the Powerflow systems as he has installed (excessive noise seems to be a major complaint) I've read about the advantages of the Powerflow but I'd also like to hear from anyone who has had theirs removed and gone back to stock and why. I figure if the shops are removing 50% of the sysytems, someone will surely be able to chime in. Thanks in advance for your input!
  14. D Max has informed me that my stock exhaust on my 65 M20E has passed away. In considering a replacement or repair, I've looked into a complete rebuild ($1800.00) or a Powerflow system ($4,000.00). I've been told by my shop that he has have removed as many of the Powerflow systems as he has installed (excessive noise seems to be a major complaint) I've read about the advantages of the Powerflow but I'd also like to hear from anyone who has had theirs removed and gone back to stock and why. I figure if the shops are removing 50% of the sysytems, someone will surely be able to chime in. Thanks in advance for your input!
  15. L3 9000+ or Garmin GTX-345?????

    I guess my point was I already have active traffic that shows tracking vectors. I'm just trying to avoid a lot of duplication.