Bug Smasher

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    Mooney M20J owner experiences

    I usually see 160+ TAS, but I fly ROP. 10.5 to 11.5 GPH.
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    1991 KI Mooney TLS/Bravo

    Just curious, what is the useful load on this FIKI Bravo? Looks like a great airplane.
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    Smoke tops

    Coast is more scenic and clear air. Worth the extra time in my opinion.
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    This looks like a great deal. I was quoted $14k plus 80-90 hrs labor for a 64 gallon system back in January of this year. I suppose that was a terrible quote...? Anyway, it made a proper strip and reseal with a warranty seem like a bargain, so that's what I did.
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    1978 Mooney M20J

    Flown only 129hrs over the past 16 years?
  6. Hate to miss it. I'll be at the MAPA PPP in Las Vegas. Bad timing! Have fun.
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    Mooney down in Petaluma CA

    I'm just commenting on the weather as I witnessed it here yesterday. RIP to the pilot and condolences to his family and friends.
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    Mooney down in Petaluma CA

    I live in the area, we had very heavy precipitation all day yesterday and several road closures due to flooding. Terrible flying weather. It's nice and sunny here today. If only he had decided to delay his flight until morning....
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    What do you think of this crazy J??

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    Avidyne marketing methods...

    If Garmin wants to protect their huge market share, why don't they develop a slide in replacement for the 430W/530W units? It can't be that hard if their competitors have already figured it out. People may be more inclined to fork over $$$ for new technology if they can bypass the labor expense and lengthy downtime.
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    Mooney N94MR- Paint Project

    !!!! That turned out nice! Well done.
  12. Skates, can you tag me on this thread?
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    Southern or Central CA Fly-In - Location?

    I would love to join! MAPA PPP in Las Vegas is April 13-15, so any weekend other than that should work for me.
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    M20G Maybe a good deal.

    That might be an amazing deal if it all checks out. I would never look down upon on a G model. It might be a slightly slower Mooney, but it still blows the doors off any comparable brand C or P product. Curious to hear the backstory on why it's so cheap, why it hasn't flow much and how it's been stored. Fresh prop & motor = $$$$$. Good luck, hope it works out.
  15. Looks like a great airplane, well done! Just curious, what did you end up doing with the red, super low time M20J you recently resurrected?
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    It looks like they had very little space to work with, managed to miss trees, autos, structures, people on the ground, and made it in one piece without injury in a predominately wooded area. Seems the pilot did very well here and flew the airplane through the crash. I'm glad it worked out the way it did. Curious to know about the mechanical issue that put them in this bad situation.
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    Acclaim Type S market value.

    Awesome airplane & my dream machine. I'm curious what the useful load is with FIKI and AC.
  18. It's a 40 minute flight to LASAR. Take it to Robert Brown and have him and his guys do a PPI.
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    N201XG comes home

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    I'm in my 30's and a long way from retirement, but the way I see it: I would rather have a job and a Mooney than no job and no Mooney, if it ever comes down to that.
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    Aspens with low frame rate

    I've never had an issue with mine, it's been awesome. No delays or jerkiness in the display, never noticed a slow refresh.
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    Opinions on This M20R

    Looks like a great airplane. You will love the Aspen!
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    New Mooney Owner

    Yes, in my opinion absolutely train in your Mooney. Especially if you have a good instructor with Mooney experience. You can do it.
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    Why love our Mooneys

    I'm very offended by your post. Oregon State is in Corvallis ;-)
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    Family pressures?

    Sorry to hear that. I hope they get comfortable with the idea of you flying as a family. I count my blessings everyday that my wife comes from a GA family. Her father flew L-19 Bird Dogs in Vietnam, which makes getting $100 burgers in the Mooney sound like an extremely safe hobby!