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  1. M20C_AV8R

    NW Training

    Wish I could have seen you all fly over as a group on your way into KCLM, hopefully I get my plane back this weekend from annual, would definitely like to meet
  2. M20C_AV8R

    NW Training

    Very Nice, I am based out of Port Angeles and had no clue that the Olympic Peninsula was representing like this, I hopefully will get a chance to see you around sometime, I often land at Sequim, great place to practice simulated engine out landings.
  3. M20C_AV8R

    Thought I'd check in

    Having gone through something similar recently I fully understand your excitement and can not wait to get back to flying my plane again hopefully this weekend, I wish you the best in getting things sorted with yours and quickly.
  4. M20C_AV8R

    We know it’s never over...:)

    Looks great, and you are right, it never seems to end, the upgrades that is
  5. Some really good advice given already and I would do that trip, you will never forget it, flying out in the PNW is amazing and August is common for being a great time of year to be a VFR pilot. The only suggestion I would make is consider your destination, if it is KTIW, there is a lot of class bravo airspace to get through, under or over if you decide to track direct over the mountains. Often when I am heading west, I will come through the Columbia River Gorge (great potential option if the weather/visibility gets difficult over the cascade passes (Snoqualmie or Stevens) , like I’m heading into Portland and then break to the northwest, go right next to Mt. St Helens and then Northwest toward Olympia, I will vector then to the north west side of the bravo and descend into KTIW, you should be well under the bravo shelve by then and the KTIW airport and controllers often provide a pleasant arrival to GA aircraft, wonderful scenery to be had.
  6. Disclosure, I am not a chemist, just a private pilot and a new plane owner I did a search and came up with a variety of different answers. Would welcome others thoughts. I came out of boat ownership and into a plane. Basically went from one aluminum hull to another, but, a lot of the same characteristics and concerns that I have remain in various ways. I am based basically at sea level, about a quarter mile from the beach. Owning a boat, I was religious about proactively preventing galvanic corrosion, obviously a really good set of sacrificial anodes etc, but, even at a level above that and ensuring that all of the screws in the boat were coated with teff gel to put a barrier between metals (stainless and aluminum) as that is where you can get in trouble real fast. I find it interesting that I read these threads about screw replacements using stainless on our planes, but, all you technically need to do is add a corrosive electolyte i.e. water, fresh(salt) does not matter and you have the risk of corrosion between those screws and the aluminum (http://www.anzor.com.au/blog/galvanic-corrosion-keep-those-metals-apart/) Maybe I am missing something here, but, does it not make sense if you are based in a salt water atmospheric environment to take the same considerations for proactive protection on your plane? I am fairly new to plane ownership so just trying to learn it all and ensure as I go forward I take the proper steps to protect my investment, I mean money pit. I also understand about protecting the plane overall, mine is for the most part in a hangar and when out an about if I stay somewhere overnight the windows get covered etc on the outside.
  7. M20C_AV8R

    Lost a Friend

    Well said, my sincere condolences and thoughts for friends and family of this fine pilot and gentlemen.
  8. M20C_AV8R

    Richard Bristow Crash

    I am sorry to hear this and my sincere condolences to all of you who knew him, I too have lost friends in aviation related accidents and it sucks,, they just made a mistake or a series of them, and it went the wrong way. I always felt if they could talk to us again that they would want us to learn from them. I surely need to do a better job of briefing engine out on take off, and only hope that if I am faced with such a situation that I can use what I learned in training and from others success and failure to hopefully face a different outcome.
  9. M20C_AV8R

    Shop breaks a part

    I can relate and have been through something similar, you did the right thing and handled it the best way that works for you. As for me, I will never let the local fbo/shop on field touch my plane. I am now taking the work off field despite the inconvenience, it is well worth the extra effort to work with someone I can trust. Finding a shop that is willing to admit their mistakes and take ownership vs. blaming the pilot, age of the plane or related parts is worth it., as far as I see it, and if the plane is under their care and damage occurs they need to own it, just my opinion. Best of luck getting these issues sorted.
  10. M20C_AV8R

    To buy or not to buy? Rocket 305 TSI-520-NB

    making an offer subject to all proper inspections, pre-buy etc before finalizing the purchase is the way to go, best of luck, nice bird
  11. M20C_AV8R

    CIES and EDM 900 Going in M20F

    That looks really good @Stephen why not go with portrait mode and use that extra opening for a G5, CDI or another backup instrument? Guess there is no reason why you cannot change that in the future, lots of room there to make some good decisions with. I am looking forward to using and learning the EDM. Did you add any additional sensors? I added in the carb heat sensor. I also stuck with the resistive based senders as they actually work quite well, at least with the current gauges, we’ll see, maybe CIES is in the future.
  12. M20C_AV8R

    CIES and EDM 900 Going in M20F

    Hi Stephen, hope you do not mind me jumping in your thread, I am getting ready to have a bunch of work done on my plane and your post was hit home to me on many fronts on where and how to reshape my Panel. I am putting in a JPI EDM 900, and some avionics work, a second 430, ADSB IN/OUT GTX 345 and a G5. I have measured it out, but, realistically wondered if putting the JPI EDM in the spot I have depicted will fundamentally fit where the current cluster of guages is. My thinking is I am used to closely scanning right there, so placement would be consistent to where I scan now. I welcome yours and the communities feedback. Thank you in advance.
  13. M20C_AV8R

    Free Overhead Torpedo Lights

    I just put a set of these in, very nice, really lights up the cockpit and they stay cool to the touch if you need to adjust them in flight. My torpedos would get notably warm, almost too hot to adjust. These do dim, using the already installed dimmer, but not at the granular level the torpedo lights do, for me the level of light between high and low works great. These are super easy to switch out/install and a quick entry in the logbook (by my A&P )and done.
  14. M20C_AV8R

    Fuel smell in cockpit

    Aeromotor is who we are using, $450 plus I take care of the shipping both ways for my pump
  15. There is a pretty Good read on this topic based on a fuel starvation NTSB incident in the April 2018 version of the Mooney Flyer, I have used a very similar approach no matter if I am flying my Mooney or renting a Cessna.