moontownMooney

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  1. Thanks for the images folks. I have the frame welded attach points. I'm just trying to get a feel for the options. Wasnt sure if people liked the Rosens and how well they folded up against the ceiling. Are the Lasar wiser-visers still available? The are out of stock on Lasar's webpage and I've seen comments in a couple locations implying they aren't producing them anymore. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  2. I know there are some older posts on here about sunvisors, but I'm curious if there are any newer options? Also does anyone have any pics of the Rosen Mooney Sunvisors installed in a vintage Mooney? Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  3. Hah! Yeah, too many other things on the iWant list to get distracted with the G-candy. Next up is a left side panel re-org (not sure why mooneys were sold with a shotgun blast instead of an instrument panel). Then a right side panel re-org, pergaps including an EDM900. Then new interior... then new paint... Dang it, you got me a started! Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  4. So following up on a prior conversation (https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?url=https://mooneyspace.com/topic/32819-panel-advice/&share_tid=32819&share_fid=55491&share_type=t&link_source=app) we finally have GPS and ADS-B compliance in our bird! Everything went very smoothly and we are quite happy with the result, though we havent been able to fly in it much yet. We ended up going to XP Services in Tullahoma, TN. They are in a partnership of some sort with Sarasota Avionics such that you purchase through Sarasota and get access to their inventory, prices, and zero sales tax but then the install labor is done at and paid through XP Services (Much closer for us in North alabama!). When we were shopping around for avionics shops and requesting quotes, most shops were terrible at responding in a reasonable timeframe. Frank at XP was excellent! From quoting through install he was clear, knowledgable, thorough, and communicated often. Their install rate was competitive and we are quite satisfied with the work. This is admittedly a relatively simple job as far as gps installs go, and Frank was able to work our job into their schedule within a month of us committing. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  5. I'm no waxing expert. But I think Nu Finish is great! Very effective and easy to buff/wipe off. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  6. I feel like the trim behavior is nonlinear. It seems to take a large amount of trim wheel movement to go from climbout to approximately level cruise flight, but then highly sensitive around the cruise condition. (In my '68 M20F) Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  7. Send to Porter Strait in Tulsa. They have a former Brittain employee who services these and is VERY knowledgable/good. We just had this done this year. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  8. 50 ppm is the OSHA continual 8 hr continual exposure limit. Meaning it is acceptable for persons to work in an environment full time with CO levels that high (up to 8 continuous hours per day). Doesnt sound pleasant, but not unsafe. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  9. Ive seen the same using the Sensorcon. I cant remember exactly, but ballpark 15-30 ppm on the ground, less than 5 ppm in the air. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  10. On the cheap(ish) and space constrained front, we currently have the same dual KX155 feeding dual indicators, one with glideslope. We have an original KT76A transponder and need an ADSB solution. Our current plan is to replace (spatially) the KT76A with a GNX 375 (digital transponder, WAAS GPS, ADSB) and feed it to a switchable KI209A shared with Nav1, keeping both KX155's. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  11. So as I understand it, the Brittain is driven by the indicator, regardless of what nav source is connected to it. Stated differently, the Brittain AP connects to the indicators not the GNX 375 or the KX-155. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  12. We are looking to add GPS to the panel of N3510N. We didn't think we'd be able to afford this upgrade to our IFR platform this soon, but the release of the GNX 375 is a perfect spatial and cost effective fit for us, given the ADS-B requirement. We will pull the KT-76A transponder and fill that spot with the GNX 375. The question becomes how to display this information on indicators. Currently, we have a KX-155 w/glideslope driving a KI-209 (pilot's-side panel), and another KX-155 (no glideslope) driving a KI-208 (pax-side panel). Note that within the year, we intend to do a panel reorg bringing the #1 and #2 indicators both to the far right side of the pilot's-side panel. As we see it there are two options: 1) Leave Nav#2 (KX-155 no glideslope) and the KI-208 alone. Replace the KI-209 with a KI-209A and a remote switch, displaying both the GPS and Nav#1 (KX-155 w/glidslope) on the KI-209A. 2) Get rid of the KI-208 (or pull but save for later pax-side panel reorg) leaving no indication for the 2nd KX-155. Leave the Nav#1 (KX-155 w/glideslope) driving the KI-209 as is. Buy a new indicator (KI-209A or GI-106B) to display the GPS (GNX 375). So questions are: 1) On option 2, is there a reason to pick the KI-209A vs GI-106B? 2) Option 1 vs. Option 2: Unique indicators for GPS and Nav#1, vs driving a single switched indicator. 3) Any issues with driving our Brittain AccuTrak II with either of these setups 4) Anything else we are missing here (...besides a 10" G3X Touch)?
  13. Anyone have any recommendations (for or against) for avionics shops in the Southeast? I'm in North Alabama, so closer to there the better. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  14. I dont remember his last name for certain but that sounds right. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  15. Why not go with just adding a GPS 175 and leave everything else as is? Or compromise and pull the non-glidesloped kx 155 and indicator and install the GNC 355? Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk