swanny

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    86 M20K 252

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  1. swanny

    Oh, the pattern entry!

    See above: "F*** it, make the Citation go around". We are all well aware that being cleared for an approach is NOT priory to land. Hence circling minimums and missed approach procedures. Even if the Citation declared an emergency, approach would have given them the "squak 1200, change to advisory approved, have a nice day" speech. Nah, I find it more enticing when they are within traffic pattern distance and on separate frequencies
  2. swanny

    Oh, the pattern entry!

    I'll play devils advocate, I fly both a piston Mooney and light jet in and out of a non controlled airport with heavy student pilot activity. 99% of the time in the Phenom we load and fly approaches, it is much safer, it is established, it is a 10 miles straight in to land. Is going around or extending a downwind for 25 seconds for someone that is ultimately 40-50kts faster than you on short final really that big of deal? While we don't expect priority. Respectfully I start my radio calls 20-25 miles out, I give distance and time, which is typically 3-4 minutes to touchdown and I expect that should give plenty enough time for everyone in the pattern to visualize and adjust accordingly to their higher speed neighbors. Its a group effort these days to keep everyone safe. Single pilot op's, those type of radio calls are next to impossible to make with so much going on so quickly in the cockpit. So I don't see much wrong with either and try not to judge much unless someone is clearly trying to play the big Johnson game. In that case, F*** it make the Citation go around.
  3. swanny

    Oshkosh 2018 - Who's going?

    I'll be there at some point. I've never been to OSH or even flown into any airshow for that matter. I will probably file high and straight over the lake or If it's nice enough maybe a two ship formation with a buddy and his TBM
  4. swanny

    M20K 252 MP'' ?

    He does, Thanks for all the good info everybody! I am hopeful that the schedule will clear up in the next few weeks to get this all squared away
  5. swanny

    M20K 252 MP'' ?

    Update: Changed the oil again last weekend and I found the biggest culprit. At some point, someone installed an over-sized washer on the throttle linkage. At WOT the washer was hitting a nut on the bottom side of the red hosed thingy-ma-bob. (Noted by the nick on the front of the washer) After a quick 3 hour washer replacement (Murphy's Law) she was back in the air. Take off: Oil temp 145* MP 36.7" peak settling into 35.8''/2670 RPM on roll out, everything looked great. Then started settling back into about 34.9" in the climb. So, still no cigar. But getting closer.
  6. swanny

    M20K 252 MP'' ?

    That is the answer I was looking for, much appreciated.
  7. swanny

    M20K 252 MP'' ?

    Not to sound to dense, but a simple adjustments on what? I’d like to think my A&P isn’t going to try and blow smoke next time I have his ear.
  8. swanny

    M20K 252 MP'' ?

    Okay, I’ll keep digging
  9. swanny

    M20K 252 MP'' ?

    Ok so is it possible that it’s a calibration issue with the EDM? I only ask because FF Oil Temp CHT EGT and most importantly the TIT’s all look great from what I can see. And here I was thinking I was the only one that loved Mooney’s as much as I love this one... Now only if I could keep patient long enough to wait for @gsxrpilot to get those wingtips worked out
  10. swanny

    M20K 252 MP'' ?

    I only fly with CFI’s that have extensive time in type, making a full transition into this airplane is the highest of my priorities. My available local Mooney knowledge comes out of the Mooney Service center @ D95 where the plane has been maintained over the years. I understand how turbo systems work, I have built my fair share of turboed vehicles in my day. So the systems side of things are nothing new to me, I mainly want to confirm my suspicions with other drivers (again with more knowledge then I) before I go looking for someone that can help me track down the culprit and get this bird dialed in.
  11. swanny

    M20K 252 MP'' ?

    Ok, That is what I thought too.. Yes, the plane is new to me. A quick background story: A long time family friend who has owned it for the past few years is working out of country a lot lately. To keep hours maintenance and squawks up on the Mooney as well as fill my void of airplane availability we worked out a pretty sweet deal that allows me to settle into flying this bird for the next long while. Odds are even long term. With two small daughters 2EM should fit my mission for years to come. I have tasked myself with getting to know this airplane on a very intimate level. POH calls for 36". I had the cowl off with the AP last weekend doing the oil change and we went over most everything in eye sight. But that low MP certainly hasn't looked right to me. The throttle control does stick out about 3/4'' compared to the prop control. Again, this is the first Mooney I have ever even sat in so I am not real sure what i am supposed to be looking for or expect. At this point I am at the mercy of the knowledge of my elders.
  12. swanny

    M20K 252 MP'' ?

    Long story short. I am now driving 252EM, she is an 86 K model 252. I am about 40 TO/landings and 14hrs in so far over the last 4 days and I have not once seen 36" at WOT infact not even more than 35" .. Seems like 34.4-34.8 and somewhere around 2680 RPM via the EDM 930 is about max I've seen all weekend. 33" range on climb out, does this sound about right? The owner and the CFII (also the AP for that airplane the past few annuals) did not seem to be to alarmed much by those numbers either. I am fairly new to Turbo'd airplanes so after studing POH, climb profile stuff and reading many threads all over the web I was just expecting to see something much closer to 36". She flys amazing, climbs great, runs nice and cool, I am more just wondering if those numbers sound right to other 252 drivers. Also, is it fair to assume on the hotter days come this summer it may run higher MP"?
  13. swanny

    New Member Groups

    touche
  14. swanny

    New Member Groups

    Thanks, I plan on it. Local rentals have left me with a bit of a sore spot, so being able to get intimate with an airplane will be a welcomed change.
  15. swanny

    New Member Groups

    Hello all! Long time lurker first time poster. Fairly low time IR/SEL pilot, Insurance finally came back today so I will be starting my transition into a nicely equipped 86 M20K 252 shortly. Looking forward to picking peoples minds from time to time.