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    NE Texas, KOSA
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    Flying, Hunting, Fishing, Music, Old Cars, Living in the peace and quiet 20 miles from the nearest four lane highway or railroad track.
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  1. MBDiagMan

    Best Cheap ADSB Solution

    I have done the 345, but I wish I had looked harder at the L3 NGT9000 before making the decision. It is now on sale for virtually the same price as the 345.
  2. MBDiagMan

    Air conditioning options

    It is definitely the time on the ramp in hot weather that is the killer. Getting it out of the hangar is not terrible, but after having been tied down in the Texas heat at a destination for a few days, loading, preflighting and such will make you want to get in the air and climb. My son in laws Baron is air conditioned, and we went on a short flight around Galveston Island July Fourth. The problem was getting to the plane and getting loaded. Sure, once engines were started, we began getting some relief, but if it had not been air conditioned, we would have gotten relief a few minutes later anyway.
  3. MBDiagMan

    ADS-B Resource Thread

    If the NGT9000 is everything it appears to be, it appears to be more for the money than a GTX345. For an aircraft with no in panel GPS it might be a better solution.
  4. MBDiagMan

    Garmin 430W support

    I have no idea about the timeline, but the current service program worked well for me. My avionics shop pulled my 430W and sent it in for the flat rate repair. After fighting with it for awhile, Garmin scrapped it and sent me an exchange unit.
  5. MBDiagMan

    iPhone and Garmin GTX 345 -AHRS

    It might different now, but I had FF Synthetic vision before they bundled it. At that time it worked on my IPad, but not my IPhone. Hope this is useful.
  6. MBDiagMan

    Rudder pedal extensions revisited

    I have seen your hangar Don and apparently, your hangar elf is not only industrious, but also has been busy over the last few years. i have yet to fly my new to me F. It might be that I will need the extensions. I hope to try her on for size this week.
  7. MBDiagMan

    Air Conditioner Question

    If he was only connected to the high or low, you cannot determine proper charge. You must monitor both high and low pressures and temperatures to confirm proper charge and operation. You need someone well versed in refrigeration. For even the very best aviation mechanics, refrigeration is rarely in their area of expertise.
  8. MBDiagMan

    Air Conditioner Question

    How did you check the refrigerant level? Short cycling is an indication of low refrigerant level as is decreased cooling capacity. Why are you so sure it is full? What are the pressure readings with the engine running above idle and the ambient temperature at that time. It would be helpful also to know the temperature at the vent.
  9. MBDiagMan

    Welcome Home, N1157L!

    Outstanding! Keep us posted.
  10. MBDiagMan

    M20F cruise speed

    As far as F speed goes, will the new style prop make much difference in speed? A prop like this?:
  11. Thanks for answering Dons question Jan! I felt obligated to See his question answered after I stirred it up. The museum founder thoroughly enjoys having aviation groups visit the museum. He is a pilots pilot and a great guy. He rolls out the carpet for everyone, but veterans often get special benefits. He is known for giving veterans.warbird rides. It doesn’t always happen, but it happens. His airworthy warbird collection includes a P51, a B25, a P40, an F4F(I think it is) a Corsair, a C47, an Albatross, a Duck, L19’s, and special interest planes such as General Hap Arnold’s plane and an airworthy Ford Trimotor, one of only five left. He has many that I have missed both military and civilian, rotor and fixed wing. The museum is a must see for anyone interested in aviation. The planes he has are either airworthy or in the process of being made airworthy.
  12. I don’t have the exact schedule close at hand Don, but yes there will be a portion of one day that will involve travel to Mount Pleasant for a guided museum tour. I expect that some will fly. Sorry I don’t have details. Jan put out a blanket email in the last few days with a little more information. Let me know if you didn’t receive it and I can email you a copy. Hope you can make it. I promise I won’t make you clean up the ice cream mess. LOL Actually we have done this several times this summer for the kids and grandkids birthday and pool parties, and we have the cleanup process worked out pretty well. We are looking forward to doing this for everyone.
  13. Well, I have what might be an exciting announcement for some of you. Our hangar backs up to the Museum and we will have it open during the museum tour. The exciting part will be the homemade ice cream. My wife and I have gotten home made ice cream to the level of fine art. It has surprised me in the last few years to learn how many folks, mostly younger people, that have never experienced the taste of homemade ice cream. If you are in that category, get ready for a new experience. Hope you can make it. We are registered for the entire event in Longview and can’t wait. Also my friend Steve and I who have Mooney’s on the field in Mount Pleasant, will have them near the ice cream. Now as for cleaning up the hangar.......
  14. MBDiagMan

    Magnetic compass on 1966 M20C

    Yes, I used the optional Mount specifically for the Mooney and am very happy with it. In fact I moved it from my C to the F I am buying. I also have a card compass in my Cessna 140. They are wonderful.