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  1. M20E transition training

    That's a bummer, I was just in Leesburg for 2 weeks...... Try looking in themooneyflyer.com they have a list of instructors at the back of their online magazine.
  2. I am a CFII and do instruction in, and send to checkride with my E, it too has about every speed mod you can glue to it. The gear handle IS the mechanical indicator for where the gear is, just like that little red indicator in the elec. gear systems. I teach and have my students say 3 gear calls (downwind, base, final). I have them say "Green light, Handle up and locked, Gear is down", seems like a bit much to some, but it hasn't failed me yet. Your alternator will have a data tag on it that will say what its amp rating will be, easier yet, there is likely paperwork somewhere in the logs that will have info on that. As far as V speeds and the such, stick to the POH (or associated supplements) numbers, those are the published numbers and that is what the examiner will expect you to teach and fly. Coming from the flying piano (Arrow) you will love the Mooney for power-off 180s, it will still fly with the power out, and the hydraulic flaps give incremental and instant feedback for speed control. I was always worried with the arrow if we would even make it to the runway, and with the mooney I wonder if the student can get it down before they run out of runway. Good luck, don't over think it, and have fun!
  3. Mooney rental

    Just a day. I own an E back home and wanted to blast do LA to visit a friend. Sent from my SM-G900M using Tapatalk
  4. Mooney rental

    Anyone know of mooney rentals in the Dallas area? Thanks Sent from my SM-G900M using Tapatalk
  5. Wingtip Mods To Early Mooneys

    There are a string of piper cub family planes here in AK that had their round wing tips chopped off and a large flat plat installed. Some say it helped..... but we are talking about a "go slow" plane....
  6. Its possible the reg is out, but I have yet see one failed. I would start with checking the condition of every inch of hose, may be dry rotted, or rubbed thru somewhere. Another common issue I see is the plastic fittings that go into the gyros get tightened too much or get bent, both causing cracks. I know nothing about the brit servo system, but I imagine there is plenty of line to look at. Do you have other indications that the vacuum is actually fluctuating? factory vac gauge needle bouncing, gyro flags, brit system acting weird (again, i know nothing of the Brit system)? I have yet to install the vac sensor for a JPI/ EI system. where is its location to the pump, could it have been damaged or clogged when the old vac pump exploded? Those are my ideas, good luck.
  7. Where to get copilot brake kit

    Well, Its at Pearland, but hope not. A tank was sealed about 1.5 years ago. The shop that did the annual said it was in great shape...... Ya, I was quoted 3 k! What are the list of parts? I know there will be two pedals, and two masters. I read somewhere something not clear on, about a valve(s)? I was thinking I would just find a salvage mooney and take the pilot side parts. Are they the same? welding tabs wont be too much trouble I hope.
  8. Where to get copilot brake kit

    I'm in Anchorage. I know, seems wrong, but already have the bushy planes. There is a serious lack of complex planes here for training. A friend and I are going to use it to finish up those commercial and CFI students that don't have any other options. We get a lot of calls for that as independent instructors. Of course that's the rational excuse we are using for buying a "go-fast"!!
  9. Where to get copilot brake kit

    Float kit? just rtv the belly pans shut and land with the gear tucked! the fuel in the wings will help it stay afloat!
  10. Where to get copilot brake kit

    I will. My sister lives outside of Dallas, so hes only a short detour.
  11. Where to get copilot brake kit

    Thanks guys, I live in Alaska, I will be picking up the plane in Houston.
  12. Hey guys, I pulled the trigger on a 65 E. Every excited! I would like to use it for instruction, and would like brakes on my side. Any ideas where to pick up a kit? Thanks
  13. WTB Co-pilot brakes

    Looking to buy co-pilot brakes, Thanks
  14. and the gravel I'm talking about are airport, long, groomed. Not beach combing.
  15. Opps, I deleted the whole post, thinking is was just deleting my reply....... oh well, I think is was Jerry, I already have a bush plane, big tires and all, and use that for hunting and fishing trips, but now I'm looking for a "go fast". The mooney looks like its a tough enough plane, and priced right. And could get a 180 or 185, which is a good all around rig, but not cheap, cant do the extremely tight stuff, and the mooney is faster. Really, the answer is having 2 planes, and I'm half way there. I'd like to travel down to America, and the such, and doing it at 90mph will take a lot more time, albeit a nicer view if the weather allows!