Frank B.

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About Frank B.

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  1. Frank B.

    Prop Srike question

    There can always ... obviously, be an exception, but this is so far out of the norm. If it was typical there would be an AD concerning tear down and inspection vs a SB. Again, I would love to see a poll of members who are flying behind prop strike engines and have no concerns.
  2. Frank B.

    Prop Srike question

    Based on my experience Lycoming crankshafts will bend because of a prop strike and you can detect that bend using a dial indicator. Continental crankshafts will crack or break off at the flange. Dye penetrant / NDI will find cracks if they exist SB’s are just that, service bulletins and NOT AD,s. It is my understanding that SB’s are not mandatory compliance for part 91 operations. Poll the members of this forum and see how many of their planes have had a prop strike and also see how many of those who have had prop strikes are flying around behind an engine that only had a dial indicator check or a flange dye penetrant test. While there may have been failures after prop strikes even though they were run out with a dial indicator or had a flange dye penetrant test I am personally now aware of any. Having owned multiple Mooney’s since 1987 that had prop strike history in their past I have never felt uncomfortable flying them even thought they never had the complete SB’s complied with. Disclaimer: I am only a private pilot and NOT an AP Mech or IA.
  3. I have seen these guys move a few Money’s and they done it exactly like Paul said.
  4. Frank B.

    Mooney timeline spreadsheet

    Thank you but that is not the spreadsheet that I was referring to. The other one has a lot of detail year by year. Thanks, Frank
  5. Frank B.

    Mooney timeline spreadsheet

    Does anyone still have a link to this spreadsheet? I had it bookmarked but somehow deleted it by accident. Thanks, Frank
  6. Frank B.

    Paint or interior first

    The plane is hangared. I am pretty much doing a total refurb so the down time is not critical. The engine and prop are going out this week for overhaul. As soon as they are back the other phases will begin.
  7. Frank B.

    Paint or interior first

    I am getting ready to upgrade my panel, major changes, completely redo the interior as well as new paint. The plane has already been completely stripped of all old paint and the control surfaces reinstalled for ferry. Which order would you do the above? I am thinking, 1. Avionics, 2. Interior 3. Paint. Anyone know of any reason it would be advantageous to do it in a different order? Thanks, Frank
  8. Frank B.

    Florence evacuation

    I have an empty hangar at KFIN if someone needs it to weather the storm. The storm is not supposed to hit here but the hangar has weathered the past direct hits with no damage. DM me if someone can use it.
  10. Frank B.

    First Flight in an Ovation

    SK ... I have owned 3 C Models and your plane is the fastest C model that I have ever flown. Although I sold 5601Q back in the mid to late 90’s I still miss her to this day.
  11. Frank B.

    Best paint shop in the South?
  12. Frank B.

    Speed Brakes

    I have the Precise Flight on my M20K. Never any problems. They were already installed when I bought the plane.
  13. Frank B.

    ADS-B / FlightAware question

    Levil Aviation out of Oviedo, FL has a couple of ADS-B solutions on the horizon that they say they are currently getting certified.
  14. Frank B.

    Mooney Mod Squad

    I spoke with Coy last fall. His # is 941-351-2171. I don’t know if that’s still a good number or not but it was as of 09/2017.