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  1. @Hank and @201er, I think that you two were one ones who inspired me to look at power settings by altitude and "fly forever at LOP", respectively. I quite appreciate those lessons. I think that I'll now begin looking at 2500 above (say) 7,000 feet - I think that I've tried that before, but it seems like 61Q prefers (sounds better?) at 2400. As I thinking yesterday, I was a little surprised that 21/2350 and 22/2400 provide about 17 mph ias difference, but now that I think about it more, it is also a LOP vs. ROP difference. I may start setting power on trips by anticipated flight
  2. I've found my two favorite "set it and forget it" settings in my Mooney. 21/2350: When I want to go far without stopping for gas or have a huge headwind and regardless of altitude, I "set it and forget it" at 21"/2350 RPM/7gph. This gives me a comfortable endurance of 5.5 hours (mathematically around 7 hrs - but 5.5 with reserves), set my watch for 1hr 40 min to change tanks and and IAS of 130 mph. 22/2400: When I want to go faster and stay just outside of the yellow - around 5,000 to 6000', 22"/2400 RPM/~10 gph, a comfortable endurance of 3.5 hours, a watch setting of 1 hr, and abo
  3. I don't think that I have ever seen this statistic discussed. In the last 12 months how many landings did you record per flight hour? As a student pilot, I would imagine that this average might be as high as six per hour. I'm guessing that about one per hour might designate someone as doing a lot of commuting or $100 hamburgers. And then a number less than one would indicate quite a few long cross countries. If you use ForeFlight and it's logbook, you can click on Experience Summary and then filter for the last 12 months to see the number of hours flown and the number of landings ma
  4. +1 for SavvyMaintenance - I can't recall the annual cost for sure ($200 +-?) but I quite like it. And once when I was AOG with a transponder that wouldn't reply, they worked with me to ascertain the solution (and the solution was simple) which probably would have cost me $500 in maintenance investigation. Using Savvy make me think that I'm getting a bargain by turning me into the guy who charges $1 to place the X on where to hit the machine and $999 to know where to place the X. I like learning where to place the X.
  5. @CoffeeCan, Thanks for posting your story. Comments on this site can sometimes frequently be brutal. But by posting your story, you are helping many, many owners that aren't commenting and that are learning from your experience. On a different note, @gsxrpilot's post made me think/ponder the idea of flying my Mooney to one of the recommended shops for an annual every (say) two years for a thorough (good) annual by a trustworthy, recommended Mooney shop. Finally, @CoffeeCan, spending the dollars isn't fun... but how great is it now to have your airplane where you want it?!! It is ki
  6. Oh, I also write down tail numbers while I'm flying of strange things - today, ATC lost contact with an AC and it went on for about 25 minutes. When I get back to my book, I plan on trying to find out (a) what happened and (b) how was it possible that this plane stayed in the radio range of the specific controller for so long.
  7. The tray for my still working but very old IFR-certified GPS 155 TSO is exactly the same as a new GPS 175. Odds are good that it is a simple swap, right? I mean. They're only 20 from each other.
  8. I find that when I arrive at an airport via plane or car and see a Mooney on the ramp, I immediately think: "Oooh. A Mooney." Then I think, "I wonder where he/she just came from an how they use their bird." Then I think, "I wonder if I know them on MooneySpace." Anyone else have similar thoughts?
  9. IIRC, you can remove the Cyl No. 1 exhaust pipe to provide space to remove the alternator instead of removing the lower cowl.
  10. When I was looking - I also had an issue on the right/green side. Knowing what I know now, if there isn’t a reason to think that there is an abrasion in the green line, odds are better that it is the servo. There is another thread around here that indicates the size of the nut for the servo and for green line out - if you don’t want to look for that thread, look in the tail section for the two servos (smaller ones if you also have altitude hold) and the wrench sizes should be the same. The only way that I know to remove the servos is a lot of before you start photos, an imagination of wha
  11. Brittain Autopilot Systems https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?share_fid=55491&share_tid=285&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emooneyspace%2Ecom%2Findex%2Ephp%3F%2Ftopic%2F285-Brittain-Autopilot-Systems&share_type=t&link_source=app This post has tons of info. I summarized my lessons learned in response 195. There are many other tidbits in this thread as well. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  12. If you’re kneeling rearward on the rear seat, it is on the pilot’s side wall near the floor in the cargo area. The side panel should have screws that permit it to “swing” forward. If you open the large access panel outside on the pilot’s side, peak in to the immediate left, you should see the red and green tubes traversing from the cabin floor. Also there is a thread around here that contains the schematics.
  13. Don’t forget that there are at least a couple of fillers so it’s not a closed system and the smell will leak out in the areas of the filters. +1 for the t-connections in the baggage area. From this location with a hand vacuum pump you can test both directions of the rudder and both ailerons. Pump to a 5 psi reading and see if it holds for 1 minute.
  14. Yes! This with two lamps hooked up to a temperature activated switch that we used to use in the cows' watering tank in the winter time!
  15. I fly into Downtown pretty regularly. People fly into Downtown because of the fuel prices. The hangars are nice (and they have wifi - or maybe I'm close enough to the pilot's lounge). There are a couple/few Mooneys on the field - and I think that one of them (an E) may have some fancy new cutting edge Garmin stuff in it. As I'm reading this, I guess that I'm saying "take a close look at Wheeler Downtown, it is a pretty great place."
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