FastTex

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    M20F->J

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  1. FastTex

    Muffler crack

    Just ordered one with expedite shipping. For whatever reason this post freaked me out because yesterday I was talking to my mechanic to check the cabin heat. I have never used it since I got the Mooney...part of the good news is the CO2 sensor (the cheap $10 one...) has not indicated any leaks. Now I need the second part confirming the no-leak after actually pulling the cabin heat knob! I think I will ground check it first with the Sensorcon ON...;-)
  2. FastTex

    Muffler crack

    I'm building a device with CO2 detection plus other functions but after reading this I might just buy one so to be still alive and complete my project! Do you guys have the basic model ($159)?
  3. FastTex

    Fuel outlet parts

    Thanks!
  4. FastTex

    Fuel outlet parts

    @John Fletcher, just make me a n offer via Private Message. Thanks,
  5. FastTex

    Landing gear small emergency!

    I need a bit more help: my mechanic wants to order a new cable from McFarland(?) and he needs the length. Does anyone have any clue? Thanks!!!
  6. FastTex

    Landing gear small emergency!

    I have a few calls to place today but if anyone knows where I can find the freaking cable please let me know!!! Is there a part#?
  7. FastTex

    Landing gear small emergency!

    So it is a push-pull cable...pulled from the know and pushed from the spring. I never used it, does it mean the pilot needs to hold the knob pulled while manually cranking the gear?
  8. FastTex

    Landing gear small emergency!

    How do you "reset" after being pulled?
  9. FastTex

    Landing gear small emergency!

    I see the spring. Maybe the mechanic took it out when he tested the manual cranking system which worked ok. I will ask. Yes, that's exactly what I think: motor might be ok, maybe it just need to be lubed/greesed. If I can replace the cable I can fly knowing that I have the E-gear working. I will rig it anyway later on. I just need to find the cable!
  10. FastTex

    Landing gear small emergency!

    You and Richard are saying the same thing: missing spring. How does it look? Is it something still available? The landing gear works just fine. The breaker only popped once. The mechanic has been cycling it multiple times with no problems. The idea is to fix the E-gear system and maybe overhaul the motor. Then I can fly and will schedule the one-day rig trip to Dalton whenever is convenient without the logistical nightmare of dropping the airplane for 10 days, coming back, going there again, etc.
  11. FastTex

    Landing gear small emergency!

    Here are the pictures. Yes, it is the emergency release cable. My mechanic told me it is "frozen". The manual cranking system works if the motor is disengaged manually. Any help finding the cable is appreciated. One of the picture is just the motor... Thanks!
  12. FastTex

    Landing gear small emergency!

    I called COLE Aviation and Joey suggested to overhaul the motor (which I think it's a good idea...). However, he uses a company in CA...but I remember someone here said do not send the part to the company in CA...any comments? I still need to find the cable and fix the emergency gear before I fly to Dalton... Thanks!
  13. FastTex

    Leaning Best Practice for newbie

    Great, thanks. At what speed do you usually climb? I need to watch my oil temp which has the tendency to go to >210 easily but I can control it if I lower the RPMs...maybe staying at WOT can help?
  14. FastTex

    Leaning Best Practice for newbie

    This sounds so easy to do. Is it a general best practice even for the M20F? I'm still trying to understand what's best to do and this approach sounds like a great first step. Can I just increase the RPM and Mixture to gain more power if, for example, need to climb to 10000'?
  15. FastTex

    Leaning Best Practice for newbie

    Anyone near KAND (Anderson SC)? I think I need that kind of help. 2400/24 is what I was told in cruise (I believe the POH also mentions that) and 26/2600 during climb. I have listened the red fin stuff, LOP vs, ROP but I’m still kind of afraid to pull the mixture too much when I fly with the Mooney.