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0TreeLemur

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    '67 M20C /B,G,R,S,Y "Lil' Sister"

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  1. I had laser vision correction done 15 years ago and my far vision remains great. But I must use +1.5 readers to see up close. The thin Foster-Grant readers work great for me. The lenses are only 1-3/16" tall with very thin top frame. Since I wear over-the ear David Clamp's, I put the ear piece above the earseal which pushes the nose bridge down far on my nose yet they stay in place. If the going gets rough I jam them under the clamps, and lose a bit of noise cancelling. I can wear them like that all day and see far and near. Foster-Grant does sell non-polarized aviator style
  2. Yes- insurance requirements related to fire protection in new hangars are one example. Risk aversion by towns and airport boards creates requirements that raise prices to infeasible levels. The cost to build a what is essentially a shed becomes financially unappealing. A second point- many hangars house aircraft that haven't flown in years. There are three such spots in the hangar I'm in. That's 25% of the inventory. This suggests that there is not a hangar shortage.
  3. But Ken, I thought you were going to buy my C, which used to be your C, so that I could upgrade to a J!?! -only half kidding Fred
  4. I live in a world of bulleted lists. A 33 point bulleted list is quite impressive! Record?
  5. Me too. Too much money chasing around too few assets is the definition of an inflationary environment.
  6. I just installed six 40W LED fixtures in my hangar and they emit no detectable noise. The squelch setting on the scanner in my hangar doesn't change with those lights on or off. They don't even use grounded plugs, but I did screw them into the purlins so they are grounded. Best investment I've made in a long time $90 for the six, especially for these short days. Made by Sunco, purchased on Amazon for $90 total. That's a pretty easy upgrade to the hangar. The two fixtures at the top of the photo are the original fluorescent fixtures.
  7. I just posted this in a thread on FAA predictive accident rate model. It is relevant to this discussion Data suggest that increased probability of having a fatal accident in a M20C is strongly correlated with poor decision making and/or inattentiveness, and nighttime, independent from ratings and/or total time. The compliment to this suggestion is that good decision making and attentiveness really reduces the probability of having a fatal accident. I didn't find one summary that show a really good set of decision making that had a fatal outcome. Nothing close. I don't raise thi
  8. Data suggest that increased probability of having a fatal accident in a M20C is strongly correlated with poor decision making and/or inattentiveness, independent from ratings and/or total time. The compliment to this suggestion is that good decision making and attentiveness really reduces the probability of having a fatal accident. I didn't find one summary that show a really good set of decision making that had a fatal outcome. Nothing close. I don't raise this to belittle anyone dead or alive, but to point out that the NTSB database clearly shows that bad decision making, including fl
  9. And- defend your position as the Dean of MooneySpace.
  10. NTSB reports usually provide the total pilot time, total pilot time in type, and something like total time last 90 days. With the API to search the NTSB aviation accident database, somebody good with programing could do what you suggest.
  11. Yep- agree that familiarity has a lot to do with it. My proficiency doesn't affect my preference. Sometimes on cross-countries I'll activate the multi-function instrument display on foreflight and try it. I find it more difficult to fly as precisely as I can with steam gauges, which might not be saying much given that I'm not a professional, and it is a GPS-derived set of indications on the iPad. For the same reason that I prefer an analog watch over digital, the rate of change of dials/indications on steam gauges convey information. Getting that same information off a glass panel fo
  12. I'd love to have an app running in the background on my iPad that would serve as an audible, or less preferably- visual, altitude alert. This app could have multiple options either to warn when a pre-set altitude is approaching or when a deviation exceeds some threshold. I hope to upgrade my audio panel to interface with bluetooth audio annunciations. Does any EFB allow/do this?
  13. That was more-or-less what I wrote. Great ramp appeal plus a new "modern" looking pointy spinner. A bit quieter in cruise, maybe a few dB. 0 knots discernable difference in cruise speed. I'd keep what you have unless ramp appeal has great value. You won't find it elsewhere.
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