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About Bryan

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    Conway, AR
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    Former: M20F, M20K Current: Encore

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  1. I have bought my last two Mooney airframes from AAA and used Fisher on his field. He is independent and a couple of the things that were found were pointed out to Jimmy and were corrected by the seller before the sale. I can vouch for him as an independent but JD (SWTA) will be doing my annual this year and Maxwell has worked on my plane these past 9 months thru some odds and ends.
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    Changing Tires based on age

    I'd rather have the cheaper tires vs. the tubes than the other way around. Michellen AirStops (only) for me, about $72/tube.
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    When should I change the oil?

    I would easily pay that - even more if he was on my field. Currently, there is no A&P that does regular work based at my field.
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    When should I change the oil?

    Would agree with @DonMuncy. I like doing to myself, also, to know my plane. Spend most of this past Saturday replacing all three tubes and tires.
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    SWA slides off runway at KBUR

    They are installing EMAS "Engineered Material Arresting System" at our airport. Looks like it worked today at Burbank.
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    I would recommend as well. I am in Conway with a 252.
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    High Performance Endorsement

    My comment was directed at “what am I going to learn different by getting training in a 210/230 HP Mooney vs. a 200hp Mooney” My response was the turbo... because all of them are 200+ but as @kortopates points out, it’s really heat management. I agree. Even the NA birds are is more need of Heat Management. You are right, according to the regs, the endorsement doesn’t specify what type is required.
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    High Performance Endorsement

    Turbo management.
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    TruTrak Fly-in Factory Tour

    I am in - 30 min flight for me. AR weather = if you don't like it, wait 24 hours. We can have all seasons in the same week. KCXW
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    Cowl Flap Push Rod - M20J

    Lasar has them in-stock, or did. I had mine break complely off in-flight and ordered a replacement overnight and had it the next day. Mine was for a M20K but looked idential. I got my parter number from the Mooney IPC.
  11. +another for Chris McClung. He works on my Mooney, too!
  12. It’s the same thing that I do. Why is your go-to decent rate? Is is different if you are in the FLs than let’s say at 12,000?
  13. I, too, have the Yaesu FTA-550 but don't use the nav. The nav feature on my phone & ipad (ForeFlight) works much better. I have had the backup radio for a couple of years but got real use out of it late this summer. I had a belt-driven alternator fail at OSH this year and on my way to DMax's to get it fixed my clutch gear failed on my engine-drive one, too. I realized just after takeoff and powered everything down (pulled the battery breaker) and continued the flight into severe VFR weather. I plugged my headset into the Yaesu (via the headset connectors) and was able to monitor local traffic. Upon arriving at GGG (longview), just before entering the TRSA, I powered everything back up in the plane and got my clearance to land at their Tower'd field. I am glad to have it as a backup but don't want to use it much longer than I have to. -Bryan
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    Done with being a Private Pilot

    @Lance Keve, congrats. I am in the same boat, passed my CPL test a month or two ago. Also looking for a twin Mooney for the ...Multi add-on.
  15. That is correct. The Software updates are only distributed by authorized dealers.