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  1. I think I solved my issue....pending test flight. I replaces the probe with new unit...still 0 Fuel FJpi edm fuel flow has 3 wire molex connector to probe. With master on per Tim at JPI you should get 12v ish on red to black and 4-5 V on white to black with probe disconnected. I was getting 0 volts on white to black. I took off the P4 labled dinn connector and reseated it . I now shows 4.8V on white wire 12V on red and allso shows FF during priming.
  2. I replaced my JPI transducer yesterday with a new unit from JPI and have zero fuel flow priming the engine...get fuel pressure but 0 fuel flow. Have verified continuity through the flat connector. Expecting now I have to trace wiring back to unit and/or re-seat the unit.
  3. Probably true, all I know is that this 'Wing seems to be pretty bulletproof
  4. Definitely not a PA28 wing at all. They are based on a Navajo, if you look at a Cheyenne (I, II, III) you will recognize the Navajo lineage:
  5. If I found that under my Goldwing I would figure a Harley must have driven by shedding parts...
  6. I have the same issues with my JPI 900 .... have a new in box to go in sensor but will try the Hoppes 9 thing.
  7. Might be a little rust on the gusset, but don't let it fool ya bout what's inside.
  8. We had a PA-32 300 growing up. It had a big door to get in the back and club seating. Would haul a crap load. Probably similar speed to your C, but like 24-14 gph
  9. General oil change supplies including catch bucket and appliance cardboard corner brace to catch/route filter oil spillage overboard into a bucket Long hose (hoses left on the airport spigot seem to we have to have our own) Cleaning supplies and buckets Plentiful bundle of micro fiber towels for windows , big box or roles of blue show towels (heavy paper towel type) Push broom or leaf blower to sweep out the hangar steel wool or other materials to plug rodent/critter ingress points Compressor to fill tires and blow things off, tire pressure gauge extension cords and UPS/power surge strips Other things have been mentioned
  10. That is because Mooney's are more affordable in the air and twins in the hangar have to have a comfortable hangar if you have a twin. That said, I wish I could afford a nice C414 or PA31T
  11. I still hear them over our house a few times a year; there must be a MOA South of Hannibal over the Mississippi river area that the factory in St. Louis likes to use for ACM (you can hear the afterburners go in an out) and sometimes the guys get going a bit fast. I miss hearing the booms as I did pretty regularly growing up in southern Arizona.
  12. Yes, here is the B58 hustler video. Note the first record holder pilot is the father of a very famous singer who was a big fan of prominent Colorado geographical features :
  13. I offer the following for entertainment value; it may be of interest to some. As a non-academic, I am going to offer some possibly useful theoretical context from academia that has helpful when I need to understand and engage particularly tough problems. Although it seems to have fallen out of vogue in more recent organizational management theory, I remain a big fan of the problem solving approach of "systems thinking" / "systems theory" (hereinafter "ST" for brevity), as a general approach to high-stakes, complex and/or dynamic problems. I think I have always been somewhat pre-disposed to think in this manner, but was exposed to ST as a formal doctrine and its organizational change leadership applications in b-school. Essentially ST is a discipline that recognize/engages the reality that complex and dynamic real-world problems exist as intricate and interconnected ecosystems that are multivariate and are laced with numerous relational/influential process loops that must be (at least) fundamentally understood and engaged to have any hope of creating a net-constructive solution. I.E passengers are not equipped to go into the 747 cockpit and start throwing switches & levers if they don't like the ride. Regarding ST and high-stakes human issues (like COVID) If we don't deal with the complication of the system dynamics it is very easy, while trying to save lives, to end up killing more people. The following link ( ) says it much more succinctly: "Systems thinking expands the range of choices available for solving a problem by broadening our thinking and helping us articulate problems in new and different ways." For those interested,, Peter Senge has a few nice works on it; I like at least the first 1/2 of his 5th Discipline book and his annotation style to capture and explain complex system dynamics as a story. ST has a tendency to generate much higher quality solutions that tend to do better in avoiding the aftermath of an excessively "hold my beer"/knee-jerk/fire-ready-aim oriented approach. Low resolution responses to high resolution problems, as we know, are often net counterproductive due to unintended consequences...those unintended consequences being due to unidentified/unattended system dynamics. ST also helps illustrate why there can never be perfect solution to complex problems, but seeks to accept a solution that minimize bad outcomes and maximize good outcomes. I think we humans naturally use what academics have formalized as ST when we consider big challenges, and it should certainly be in play when considering our personal/national positions on the future handling of the COVID situation. Speaking of un-intended consequences, I read this last night: “While dealing with a COVID-19 pandemic, we are also on the brink of a hunger pandemic,” David Beasley told the council. “There is also a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of COVID-19 than from the virus itself.” “There are no famines yet,” Beasley said. “But I must warn you that if we don’t prepare and act now — to secure access, avoid funding shortfalls and disruptions to trade — we could be facing multiple famines of biblical proportions within a short few months.” The WFP had already estimated that 135 million people would face crisis levels of hunger or worse in 2020. But with COVID-19, an additional 130 million people could be pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of the year. If the successful outcome metric is saving lives - currently there are 228K global deaths (the metric) attributed to the virus per Google this AM -, consider even if this person is 85% overstating the case in his report to the UN (he is asking for money - $2B), we would have to have a massive increase in COVID deaths (metric) by the end of the year to approach break even with what may be largely policy based economic slowdown induced deaths (metric). I only offer the forgoing to suggest that the stakes of these type of challenges really require that we reflect and deeply interrogate assumptions on what outcomes are desirable/reasonable/possible/sustainable etc... and how much treatment we are giving all sides of the issue, Viral, Economic, Political, human rights/freedoms/responsibilities/limitations/supply chain inertia & fragility etc.. It actually may be that we are on the right track with measured social exposure management at the cost of economic impact to save lives.It may also be that those same measures may net big negative results in terms of saving lives because we didn't really look hard at how the who ecosystem is wired together. I will say that I haven't seen a lot in the way of the justifications for, scope and duration of social distancing policy giving consideration or serious credence to medium/long-term human costs of implementing that policy. The stakes are high, perhaps that side should be very seriously looked at. We may find that the current global economy is simultaneously more fragile and critical to a massive number of lives and livelihoods than we have even imagined. We may also find that we humans are being a bit precocious in imaging we have enough information, intelligence and influence to jump in and prescribe sweeping actions to global-level events.
  14. I have no idea of the test specifics in play, but as a probably meaningless datapoint, my wife is suggesting they are seeing some cases where they strongly suspect false negatives in testing. The conversation came up because I related a story to her re: an associate (mid thirties) that I iinteract with daily (virtually) that flew AA to NJ in early March and started developing fever, headache, respiratory difficultly (even went to the ER due to conscerns of loosing consciousness due to breathing issues). The person.said they couldn't taste or smell ("even a dirty diaper right in front of my nose") anything for a few days. The spouse stays at home with a preschool child and doesnt work/travel. The spouse of my associate had identical symptoms with spose lagging a bit. Both were tested, spouse tested positive for Covid, this person tested negative. Both are fine now, child had no symptoms. Obviously it makes one logically wonder re: false negatives and what proceedural etc caveats underpin the test sensitivity.
  15. Somebody should make a Mooney Trifecta trophy for landing your Mooney at any three of of SFO, LAX, DFW, ORD, JFK ATL during the 2020 Covid air traffic doldrums. Must, at least briefly, touch the runway, which may technically constitute a touch-and-go.