Dream to fly

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About Dream to fly

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  • Birthday March 29

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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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    N3510X
  • Model
    M20F

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  1. Dream to fly

    Check Gear!

    How do you slow down if you don't put your wheels down? If I don't have gear down I know it. The plane is moving way to fast for flaps. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  2. Dream to fly

    New M20K Panel

    That is nice and clean. Good job! Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  3. Dream to fly

    Hydraulic flap problems

    I read that as it took ten seconds to retract in the air. My fault. That is what I was saying.
  4. Dream to fly

    Hydraulic flap problems

    My issue. I read that as 10 sec not .1. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  5. Dream to fly

    Hydraulic flap problems

    The springs that retract them might he stretched. Also prop wash helps push them to retract. As for the pump I had lasar rebuild mine. Works great 4 pumps and no drips. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  6. Dream to fly

    CHT fluctuations

    My two cent guess is an induced ac ripple. If engine issues one cylinder would be a concern not two especially with identical waveform. Also if mechanical the frequency would be alot slower. Don't know enough about what is under the cowl of your dragon but wire routing like@yetti suggested is very possible. Waste gate manually controlled or electric? Any electronic solenoids working at that time? Magnets spinning? Do the four sensors in question share the same connector pack to the display? Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  7. Dream to fly

    CHT fluctuations

    How close are the affected cylinders to the alternator???? Possible from diode pack? Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  8. Dream to fly

    CHT fluctuations

    It almost looks like "AC" voltage interference. There is no possible way the temps could change that fast in a chunk of metal like the cylinder heads. Exhaust gas could if a pipe was cracked bad but not at that frequency. Any chance a wiring issue? Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  9. I am looking to replace my 2+ inch suction gauge with a 1 inch gauge. If anyone has a spare or one not being used I am interested.
  10. Dream to fly

    Those amazing Lycomings

    Nope the tech broke it and didn't tell the boss. I've fired several techs for stupid stuff like that. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  11. If it was bad all cylinders would be rich and have issues if you only have one cylinder dead and comes alive after leaning and cleaning I'd look at injector Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  12. Any chance during start up you or someone watching is getting a sight of black smoke from the exhaust? From what you are describing it sounds like you are too rich from base line of the fuel servo or an injector on the cylinder that is dead on start up is dripping. Just a thought. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  13. Dream to fly

    Opinions on this M20F

    There are several threads not just one. I thought I was doing right and I had two separate APs do a prebuy and I searched for more than a year. The catch was I hired general repair APs to look at the plane not Mooney specific. That was where the problems started. I'm glad I am an Auto/Diesel tech and have an education and experience in wrenching otherwise I would have never been able to fix it. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  14. Dream to fly

    Opinions on this M20F

    I bought a 1967 F model with electric gear two years ago for 52k. Had pretty much the same equipment and story behind it. Mine had nice paint and home owner new interior. Lipstick on a pig. I would be wary. My nightmare continues and I'm well past the 135k mark. Skip the prebuy go for a full blown annual. Remove side panels every access cover and skin that you can. Examine everything. If it checks out then decide. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  15. Dream to fly

    Gear handle spins

    Mine works by electric motor when the release knob is at the 12 o'clock position. When moved to the 2 o'clock position the manual handle works. The problem with mine was in either position the manual handle was spinning with the electric motor because the spring didn't hold the release arm. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk