Frozen Flying

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About Frozen Flying

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Huntsville AL
  • Interests
    Airplanes, Horses, Jet-powered Airplanes, Jet-powered Horses, etc
  • Reg #
    N5990Q
  • Model
    M20E

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  1. Frozen Flying

    SureFly Certified

    Pretty sure they are only doing the 38° for normally aspirated engines and it is based on a conservative RPM/manifold pressure schedule anyway.
  2. I filled out the survey. Thanks for the link.
  3. Frozen Flying

    GFC500 Update

    According to a recent Garmin post on Beechtalk, Heading, Pitch, Alt and Vertical Speed modes all still work on the GFC 500 with a GPS failure. As far as the G5 without GPS, the unit uses pitot-static inputs to assist the attitude solution.
  4. Frozen Flying

    Check Gear!

    G- Gear Down U- Undercarriage Down M- Make sure the gear is down P- Put the gear down S- Sure the gear is down? Got tired of forgetting the gear so I had my A&P safety wire them down. It’s the first E to D conversion I’m aware of. Seriously though it is always a threat when something else nonstandard is happening... traffic, birds, weather, unrelated system failure, drying the plane off after a washing. That’s when you have to slow everything down and make time to go over the basics.
  5. The flapper valve plate and shaft on my heater box are pretty badly rusted. It’s a ‘66 E model. Anybody have one they want to sell?
  6. Frozen Flying

    Muffler crack

    Ok I just took a closer look at the parts manual and I should have a flap type valve on the forward side of the firewall as you said. That has a seal P/N 640047-013 it looks like. Here is the link on LASAR: https://lasar.com/baffle-baffle-seals/seal-640047-013?rq=640047 It looks like a circular piece. Does that make sense? I’d go check the plane but it’s far away.
  7. Frozen Flying

    Muffler crack

    I’ve got the old slider style heater box valve not the newer flap type (1966 E). Looking at the parts manual I don’t see any seals listed in the heater box. Anyone know how to improve the ability to shut off the hot air in the slider type? The mechanic that has the plane right now said the valve works normally but I know it has felt like hot air still is getting by.
  8. Frozen Flying

    New Panel Setup

    I found this one on beechtalk. I think there is one listed there currently.
  9. Frozen Flying

    Muffler crack

    Good idea. I did make sure it was closed but I will check the seals. I had been thinking the air was too warm even with the heat off. Can’t believe I didn’t see the danger there. I called Dawley and Knisley and they were both a month for overhaul. AWI said about a week and $1020. I’m sending the risers as well so they fit.
  10. Frozen Flying

    Muffler crack

    Anyway the only reason I had a monitor was from hearing the story about the guy that woke up in his Mooney in a field in North Dakota or somewhere a couple years ago. Thanks to that him for sharing his story.
  11. Frozen Flying

    Muffler crack

    Yeah it was probably higher since I was about lights out. I’ve done the hypoxia simulator trainer in the Navy several times and this was felt about like that but with a headache added in.
  12. Frozen Flying

    Muffler crack

    Vague memory of 240 or some number after i opened the door. The sensor was in the door strap handle.
  13. Frozen Flying

    Muffler crack

    https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/carbon-monoxide-cockpit-monitor-17131.html
  14. Frozen Flying

    Muffler crack

    Seriously. I would likely be dead now if not for that CO monitor. My wife would have been pissed.
  15. Frozen Flying

    Muffler crack

    Planning to go to AGL next year for annual btw.