Ah-1 Cobra Pilot

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    Lincoln NE
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    Flying, duh!
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    M20J

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  1. No. I print them with ABS, paint them, and laser cut the lettering.
  2. I have a variety of covers. Let me know what you want/need.
  3. It is 3-D printable, if you have all of the broken pieces, (or if you can find a CAD file). Be advised, though, that if you have to do it that way, it may cost up to $150-$200.
  4. http://ufopilots.org/ My dad has been a member of this organization for about 8 years. He told me a doctor ran a survey of the members a few years ago, and most responded. (I suppose most are also retired with enough free time to complete a survey.) The results? The ONLY commonality, (considering life-styles, socioeconomics, heredity, location, etc.), was that they each have a few drinks before dinner. So have a guilt-free dose of health food tonight.
  5. Actually, it has been better around here lately. The local approach and tower personnel use lots of trainees, since it is never that busy here. Without the students, the pros are the only ones working.
  6. My first airplane was a 1/3 share of a Cessna P-172. I sold my share for what I paid for it after 2 years. My family of four could fly it to the Midwest once a year to visit families, including all the fixed costs, for the price of four airline tickets to the vicinity. Any other flying I did was the price of auto gas, (STC for that), and a modest sum we chipped in per hour. These days, unfortunately, the price is somewhat higher than that. For my 1/2 share of my 201, this year was about $4000 plus gas for around 125 hours of flying.
  7. I have not installed a JPI, yet, but I have the same transducer they use and a totalizer. After running several hundred gallons through it, I can say the flow meter is, (was, unfortunately, see my latest thread), within 1% accuracy.
  8. My Mooney just finished its annual, but when I started it, the Fuel Flow read zero. I took it back to my mechanic, but we could not find anything obviously wrong, (i.e. loose wire, plug not attached, etc.). He said it was fine during their last test run. Has this ever happened to you? Any suggestions?
  9. If someone can send me a CAD file of the E-T-A switch cover, and if there is enough interest, I can/will make them.
  10. I take a somewhat opposite view: If the manufacturer recommends changing the oil at 50 hours, it means you can easily go 100 hours without ill effects. I therefore go with 50 and will not worry if I go 55 hours before doing the oil change.
  11. Theoretically, you cannot. Going from 2500 rpm to 2700 rpm will result in a TAS of 159.9 kts and fuel flow of 10.8 gph. (All else being equal.) What really surprises me is the difference in your EGT. I usually get a maximum of about 1430 with those conditions.
  12. I wanted to give everybody one last chance to get switch covers. I still have quite a few left. PM me if you are interested.
  13. https://www.amazon.com/TravelJohn-66892-Disposable-Urinal-pack/dp/B000NVBYD8/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_rp_0_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B000NVBYD8&pd_rd_r=CHK7GN2Y6KN2DMZ1DAHP&pd_rd_w=BxafA&pd_rd_wg=mNkSJ&pf_rd_i=desktop-rhf&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=2f64e549-0497-4586-8c63-7905e90fd6a2&pf_rd_r=CHK7GN2Y6KN2DMZ1DAHP&pf_rd_s=desktop-rhf&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=CHK7GN2Y6KN2DMZ1DAHP
  14. The conventional wisdom on this is to always top-off, because by leaving room in the tanks for water vapor to condense would result in water in the bottom of your tanks. I am not sure how accurate the theory is and am open to arguments.
  15. Why haven't you replaced those ugly-assed switch covers, yet?