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adverseyaw last won the day on January 14 2018

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  1. I couldn't find these settings in my POH but they do appear in the Lycoming TIO-540 Operating and Maintenance Instructions. They specify it in terms of RPM and fuel flow. On a turbocharged engine, altitude won't matter much. I would look at 3k feet AGL -- high enough to get set up to land and stay out of traffic, but low enough that you can get down quickly in case you have a fire. I'm doing a breakin soon on a factory rebuilt, and I asked the Savvy techs what they recommend since Lycoming only publishes guidance for field-overhauled engines. They recommended performing the same breakin as specified for overhauls, at 75% for an hour, 65% for an hour, then WOT for 30 minutes. I was surprised that they suggested 20W50 as the break-in oil. Lycoming SI 1427C has the specs but apparently 20W50 is a match. They also mentioned the Continental break-in guidance (attached) is generally applicable to Lycomings as well. TCMEngineBreakInFlightTips.pdf
  2. Got may camping gear laid out in the hallway by how it gets stacked. Plane is topped off and ready to go. I'll pass right in front of you Wednesday as I fuel up at BIE and keep going to MSN!
  3. The M20J IPC lists both the polished spinner (seen plenty of those on Js -- painted spinners are pretty rare on a J to be honest), and polished propellers! Never seen one of those.
  4. My quotes were similar. Lycoming overhaul was one of the cheaper overhauls. Lycoming rebuild was $6k more than their overhaul, but only $1k more than most of the other overhaul bids.
  5. I went through the same calculus earlier this year when the cam in my 540 gave up. I quoted from Western Skyways, Tim's in Long Beach, LyCon, and Lycoming. All of them have a 3-4 month turnaround time for overhauls (even longer for LyCon due to backlog from a COVID outbreak they're still recovering from) and even that's optimistic, more on that in a moment. I did not entertain a field overhaul, I only want an engine shop building my 540. All of the overhaul options require you to send the engine in. Expect your bird to be down for 4+ months for overhaul. Could be closer to 6 when you add in delays and all the other stuff you have to do. I opted for rebuild from Lycoming. The price was very close to the overhaul options, and they build the engine and ship to you before you have to take the old engine off. The engine removal and installation can be done at the same time, which cuts down on waits and cost, and your shop won't have to build a shipping crate. The engine is zero-time and has had two hours in the Lycoming test cell. So, on ETAs. Parts availability is really bad right now. Everything is a mess. For example, IO-360 cylinders are backordered until September. Lord mounts take 6 weeks. My TIO-540 is almost done but held up on a few parts for weeks. I ordered it back in April and they gave a 12-week ETA and it's now we're at 14 with week-by-week slips. Take any dates with a grain of salt and expect delays. Your best bet to minimize downtime is to get the engine built before you take apart your plane.
  6. Regular registration for Caravan XXIII ends on June 15! Sign up before then to get the regular rate ($125/pilot) and so you can get your Mooney Caravan hats, shirts, and badges included. After June 15, late registration fees are increased to $150/pilot and no hats, shirts, or badges are included. https://www.mooneycaravan.com/web/Mooney/Pages/Registration/Registration.asp See you in Madison!
  7. In our haste to launch our awesome new website, we totally forgot about polos and hats. Whoops! Better than leaving the fuel cap off, I suppose. Anyway, we've set up a separate order form if you want to add Mooney Caravan XXIII polos and hats to your MSN/OSH experience. Complete our polos/hats order form and pick your quantities and sizes. Be sure to calculate your total and follow the payment link at the end! P.S. here's a quick guide to our merchandise this year: T-shirts are part of your Mooney Caravan registration, and arrive in Madison (order by June 15) Polos and hats are at the link above, and arrive in Madison (order by June 15) Jackets, mugs, and any other branded merchandise can be ordered at any time from our online store and delivered to your home
  8. PMs sent, see you both on the server!
  9. PM sent, welcome to the club!
  10. P.S. if you don't know what Discord is: it's an app, much like Slack, but for gamers/groups instead of companies. If you don't know what either Discord or Slack are, you'll do just fine by sticking with the mailing lists and MS. We're just using Discord for extra chat.
  11. A few of us have gotten together on Discord -- if you want to join in, reply here or PM me and I'll send the invite. Once we're past our beta phase we'll post the link more publicly.
  12. @ragedracer1977 great to hear you'll be joining us! Registration is still organized around pilots with planes, so once you've identified someone you can fly with and camp near, it'll be simpler (and cheaper) for you to cancel your main registration and to sign up as a passenger in theirs. There's no rush for this and it can happen once you've made contact.
  13. Registration for Mooney Caravan XXIII is now open! The greatest aviation event in the world is coming up in July, and AirVenture is too. The Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh is the best way to make close friends and fly in style. Our Caravan registration page provides details on ramp space, accommodations, schedule, program details, prerequisites, and more. Be sure to read the page in detail before registering. In particular, please pay attention to our proficiency and currency requirements. Connecting with your local Squadron is essential for meeting these requirements and for placement within the Mooney Caravan mass formation lineup. Visit our website to register: https://www.mooneycaravan.com/web/Mooney/Pages/Registration/Registration.asp For 2021, we’re excited to be partnering with B2OSH on our registration platform. This is our first year on this platform, so please be forgiving of minor wrinkles in the website and registration flow. We expect updates to shirt and hat ordering but you can proceed with registration for now and update your order later. If you encounter difficulties or have questions, please reach out to Dan ‘Clippy’ Driscoll at dan@adverseyawllc.com. It’s been a long wait since our last Caravan and we’re excited to see you in Madison and Oshkosh in July. Register now to be a part of Caravan XXIII.
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