Dream to fly

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About Dream to fly

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    Hazen , North Dakota
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    Flying, Motorcycles, Boating, Welding, Skeet shooting, Camping, Redesigning a failed engineering design
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  1. How does one explain that mistake? Whoops I meant to test the other circuit? Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
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    Gear handle spins

    Give it a try thanks. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
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    Gear handle spins

    Finally got the plane back today 10 months and $48,000.00 lighter, after the nightmare began and after take off I flipped the gear switch to up and pretty much shredded my left knee. The gear handle spun like mad. Why? I then tried moving the engagement/disengagement lever but no change. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  4. That's not cool Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
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    FAA aviation safety inspector.

    I just went thru something very similar to what you have to do. My AP did a whole lot of pencil pushing and other not so kosher deals. Best thing to do is comply and have all transactions requested in writing and answered in writing. The FSDO in Fargo actually requested it that way for me and pictures were used as a proof positive. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
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    Getting closer

    You know that's not funny... I had to look to make sure.... [emoji39] Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
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    Getting closer

    Well flipped the switch and no smoke! Fuel sending units calibrated perfectly. Went to start and boost pump took a dump so the Dukes pump is gone. Waldon here we go. So. After months of fixing and paperwork the radios are working, the tail is trimming and my flight controls are set. New pump and reinstall interior and I should be airborne. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
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    Landing a Mooney - Safety Culture

    I have to ask this to all that are by the numbers. What happens when you have an instrument panel failure? How do you get down? If flying by the numbers is best what is the backup and how do you practice? It would seem that knowing the planes flight characteristics and the sounds of the wind over the wings and the engine would be helpful. No one way to me is correct or wrong but as the OP states what is in your bag of tricks? My instructor has done this to me several times where he will cover the panel and say now what. It's scary to have to rely on only sound and feel. Especially when you are taught to ignore feeling. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
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    First Year Cost of Ownership

    @base698, I got you beat at 68K after purchasing the plane for 52K. I flew it for a handful of hours in two years and it has been down the rest of the time. I just got it fired up last night after an extensive upgrade. My goal was to be debt free and keep costs controlled. What I have learned is that when you own a plane you are all in and cost has no ceiling. Education is expensive and I thought after having two different mechanics do a pre-buy I was in the clear. What turned out was a lot of things they didn't see in a pre-buy but an annual should have caught. My advise is skip the pre-buys its a joke. Pay for an annual and take the plane apart look and ask questions. Owning will never be cheaper or cost effective but if you want to sit in the pilots seat it and say you own it then be prepared for the outlay of money.
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    What aluminum grade?

    Just talked to the machine shop apparently they typed in the wrong grade. I've got the right price now 4x4 sheet 229.00. That's what I've paid the last few projects not sure what the secretary was quoting but this forum allowed me to question with facts that the price was a little over the top. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
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    What aluminum grade?

    My local machine shop I think is way out of line. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
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    What aluminum grade?

    That is what I found. 6061 is 1200.00 for a 4x12 ft sheet. I need a 4x4 to finish this and another project. I'm still not sure why an 12 gauge sheet is so much Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
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    What aluminum grade?

    Need to buy a sheet of .090 aluminum. What should be used for an instrument panel. 6061, 5052, etc. I need to cut a new panel but was using 6061 but a sheet now costs 1200.00. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
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    Magneto confusion/Ignition issue

    Ok I have too... "the springy thing" is that the technical term? I want FAA proof of that one. I called the engine a motor and got ripped.... your turn
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    Almost done

    Well I thought I was close. Been working and balancing the job with this remodel and ran into the biggest gotcha ever.... I did it myself and could only laugh!!! The CDI is clocked 90 degrees off. How in the world did I do that? So off to cut another panel. Sometimes it doesn't pay to enjoy a hobby.