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
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    M20F

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  1. I am in. I rather have a face to face then write a letter. This whole approval with paper is getting really old. I fully understand the depths of covering ones ass for liability but the technology that is being used is far better than how these tin cans were built. I have everything in and waiting. 2 G5s and all needed wiring. N3510X Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  2. That seems like way more than I can tackle. Looks awesome though. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  3. I'm done. I don't honestly care. It's going to a MSC so they can spin a web and sprinkle pixi dust on it for all I care. It has not met my expectations after all the work that I had to put into it to correct the work of AP/IA God's before me. I have met some great people thru this endeavor but aviation has killed me. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  4. Wow I'm not the only one. Sorry you have to deal with it. Get ready it's going to be a bumpy ride. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  5. Just got off the phone with the Mooney shop in Minot. Spoke to Jay and have an appointment in two weeks. They have the travel boards and time to make it right. However he said they have a 67F that they bought new and have used for rentals and that plane is a slower Mooney 130kt is the normal speed mine is most likely the same. He also said that three blade and refurbished Hartzell props have the same effect by dropping cruise speed by about 5kts. Mine is refurbed and cam wear is a big issue was also mentioned. So my take from this is I'm unlucky. This plane from the start was wrong and I am in it hard. From the needed repairs to not meeting my expectations to pissing people off for thinking outside the FAA control box. Two weeks I'll find out. Wager saying all is good it's normal? Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  6. Ok. I didn't use ground speeds. I was using airspeed. Yes all I did was push the nose over and left the power setting alone. The plane has never been hands off flying. It is constantly pitching up or down. I don't have auto pilot control. So is that part of the rigging? I blamed it on me being sloppy. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  7. Agreed that was going to NY with a 15kt tail wind. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  8. I have a note to call the local Mooney center in Minot tomorrow and see when they can look at the rigging. If they can't then I'll head to Wilmar. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  9. My decent was 250 not 350 I tried to correct it but not sure what happened Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  10. I forgot about them. if Minot is too busy then that will be the plan. Thanks Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  11. So I just got back from flying the plane again. This time I flew it at four cardinal points and at 24.5 Map 2550 rpm and 12gph flow at 5000ft at 61F. Indicated airspeed was as follows. 125kts south with a 7-9kt head wind 137kts North with a 7-9kt tail wind East and West I was 130kt and 133kt All indicated on the G5 and Mooney airspeed indicator. What baffles me is a 250ft a minute decent rate from 6000ft to 2700 flying West I was seeing 165kts. Maybe I'm crazy but that tells me the engine can't pull the weight. Or am I totally bat shit crazy and this is all normal. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  12. This has already been discussed but to clarify I didn't at the time have enough knowledge about the model and trusted two different non Mooney APs who looked at the plane during "pre-buy" and nothing was ever noted. 12 hours into the ownership the nightmare started and has continued. All the shouda, woulda, could haves have been played out but still I ended up with what I have. The plane is nice, it flies, it has ok avionics, it is not what I was expecting and I am looking for more. To someone else it maybe perfect. I wouldn't sell it without full disclosure and the new owner having an annual done. You are correct that most of that list was maintenance related but the owner was an AP who did his own repairs. so on the surface it all looked clean neat and tidy.
  13. Funny I prefer 100's they burn hotter. I'm not looking to start a pissing contest I usually win and have lots of carnage to clean up. I hate that. My original post was to see if I could right myself by installing an engine that is my labor and free parts doable. As I was told the paperwork is troublesome and the series of engine is not proven in my model. I have a plane that is close but not there yet and being the owner and pilot I am too emotionally and financially close to "see" the issues. Being a mechanic for 30 years I look objectively at other peoples vehicles and can fix their issues no problem I don't have a connection. But my own stuff when I have invested so much sweat equity and money my judgement is clouded by the quick fix. I'd love to take it someplace that would look and fly it and see why it is under performing. Something is a miss when you are at 8500ft with a 6kt tail wind and ground speed of 110. My four wheeler goes faster. My fix and motto has been build it "bigger, Better, Faster". If I could stick a turbine in it and it would not suck the tail in trying to eat fuel I would do it.
  14. Unlike what was done to me I wouldn't slap lipstick on a pig and say it was a stallion. I'm in so deep if I sold, the buyer would be getting a deal. Best i see is me rebuilding this engine and squeezing it for more. The plane is roughly 10knts off so I can get it aligned, and have timing checked. But if all that checks out which I'm guessing it will it goes to a power plant issue. This is what has been done: Oil pump AD New starter Reman alternator New mags New plugs New ignition wires New slick start module New vacuum pump New fuel servo New oil cooler New hub no AD Reman prop Reman prop governor New landing gear motor New fuel pump mechanical New electric fuel pump All new fuel bladders 64 gal New fuel senders All the speed mods except the windshield New brakes, hubs, bearings, and tires New front lasar front assembly New brittian servos JPI 900 530waas SL30 PMA8000B 2 G5s with options for autopilot GTX335 Refurb interior Sandia encoder New battery New battery cables All new circuit breakers New ignition switch New side window New LEDs, wing, tail, landing New wiring. New scat tubes I've spent my right to passage and still have no joy. The best part is the plane might sell for 80k. If I'm lucky. But probably 50K. I'm into it for over 170k. Stupid yes but I went to school and school was expensive. So now that I have an education it allows me to judge. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  15. That is probably true. But I have yet to find a good shop. There is a Mooney service center in Minot that I need to call. But after my last two visits to Bismarck I almost lost the plane to stupidity so I'm gun shy. Flying to Don Maxwell would be great but I don't have the time. I love flying but this plane is a thorn in my side. The engine runs fine it's not making metal. I think the cam is ok. I feel as an auto diesel mechanic that the engine is tired. I keep thinking it needs a nitrous bottle[emoji48]. I'll be the first to admit that I want more than I need but speed to me is a necessity. I got convinced when looking to upgrade my C172 the F model was it. Cost wise safe and speed wise happy. Well I spent enough to buy a really nice 252 and still have a 172 maybe a little better. I don't think I missed any speed mods except the windshield and everything but the block and some of the internals are new. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk