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  1. No video is available yet... but I will try to put all of the steps and some of the different helpful documents together in one package. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  2. After about 30 months of tweaking, learning, swearing. After having my hands and arms in both wings in convoluted manners, after sucking and blowing on different hoses and connections. And after using a vacuum pump many more times, Oh and also after reading so much on the internet and MS, I’m happy to report that the PC system, the altitude hold, the heading bug, and the tracking to the GPS are all now working on Queenie. It was never that difficult to hand fly from Cincinnati to Tuscaloosa or Kansas City - but I think that it is going to be less tiring now. If you have this system and want to talk any of it through, please free to DM me. I might be a useful resource and would not mind paying some of Jerry’s, Kevin’s, and Cecilia’s information forward. It is a good, well-designed, simple system.
  3. I like the E a lot - I have an E with the johnson bar, and (I'm guessing) the same auto pilot and altitude hold. To use the altitude hold, trim the plane to near level, then pull in the button out. It may cause to the nose to go up or down - retrim it level flight. In talking with Jerry at Brittain several years ago, he said that sometimes, the servos (the rubber, nuematic system) stretches out a bit and you have to retrim. After your trim, pull the button on the left hand side of the auto pilot panel and you should fly fairly level. You can test the system by pulling the yoke back to climb a couple hundred feet. When you let go, the plan should settle back down to the original altitude - this should work if you descend a few hundred feet too. (And it is ok to overpower the altitude system). Also the altitude hold and "steering" auto pilot are plumbed separately. In other words, you don't need to turn on the auto pilot and follow a track to hold an altitude. If you fly through a significant barometric change, the system will hold the previous baro's pressure altitude, so you many need to adjust.
  4. I stumbled upon this thread and it caused me to get my non-favorite Halos back out. What a difference it makes to know that the mic needs to be directional! I’m not sure how I missed this in the instructions, but I’m so glad that I still had the Halos after I read this thread. They are now my go to headset - easily. My passengers can now wear the DC 13.4’s. #ThanksMooneySpace
  5. We have a monthly IMC club at Lunken that I attend. It’s purpose is to learn from other pilots and situations (kind of like “I learned about flying from that” in Flying magazine.) Frequently, when reviewing the incident we mention that “we wouldn’t have done that” or “why didn’t he ask the controller for help” or “why didn’t he declare an emergency” While the tips and tricks are educational and useful, I am slowly getting the idea that more than the tips and tricks, we are training ourselves that declaring an emergency is ok and might be quite useful. When preparing to land yesterday, the Johnson-bar gear “felt weird” when deploying. Instead of just pushing it out of my brain, I mentioned it to the controller and asked for a looksie from the tower via a low approach. It turned out to be a non-event, but I think that the IMC club training helped train my brain the ask for help.
  6. I flew from Tuscaloosa to Cincinnati yesterday. I think that it was the Memphis or Indy center controller specifically ask three planes up in the flight levels about icing. She received three responses Rime ice reports that she then included in her hourly hiwas announcement. I wondered if she was a pilot as well as a controller.
  7. I bet that it is the extra s in the url as each time it’s wrong, all of the correct digits are there but the wrong day eg 20190120 and 20190201 have the same digits but the order is wrong. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Always another couple of photos to share - similar views that all of us have... so I guess more than anything just pushing a pin in the ability for us to travel over maps and through time. I'm always amazed and grateful for the time machine.
  9. Has anyone else noticed the Foreflight's MOS has the dates jumping around quite a bit? At first, I thought it was just that I needed to reboot my phone's app. Now, I see online that the same thing is happening - instead of showing the MOS at 3-hour intervals, it jumps back and forward in time to show old/out-dated MOS ... and then will jump forward to the correct date.
  10. This is one thing that I like about the EDM and also about Mooneyspace - learning what the EDM is showing and then seeing real world what those measurements mean. Thank you very much for posting.
  11. First time to cross The Lazy River in 2019 on my way to KC. Even slow and LOP it never gets old.
  12. I changed to fine wire plugs about two weeks ago. Wow! Hot starts require one or two blades instead of 15 to 20. LOP feels better too. Old massive appear to have been there “for a while or so”. I now start and taxi my plane to/from fueling instead of pushing and pulling. Nice!
  13. A thought experiment... If I remember the figures correctly, the space shuttle saved about 400 pounds when they stopped painting the external tank. I think that American plans are also lighter because of no-paint. My brain wanders to “how much paint was sprayed on the surface during each coat” - meaning “how much did ‘the guy’ spraying actually go through with each coat? Could he have done one coat with about 1/3 of a cup of paint?”
  14. I need to a little time on this (I have a good, but older model collector). I think that the location of the flight should be able to be plotted in google maps with "points on the flight path" clickable to show desired data at that time and location. If/when I jig something up, I'll share it.
  15. Discovery! I'm not sure what trend(s) this will show, but I agree with M016576... a blip in a JPI graph over a certain terrain might remind you "oh, that is when I pulled the power waaaaay back because of the mountain vorticies" or something similar