tomgo2

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  1. Hi John - thanks for the input. There are to different styles of scavenge pumps for the RAJAY setup. The one I am referring to is the one I show on my previous post. These are very unique and different than the cube-shaped scavenge pumps. Hartzell bought the rights to the cube-shaped pumps and yes, they keep the data to these pumps very close to the vest. There is nothing RAJAY can really do about this product except for re-designing a new pump...which isn't going to happen unfortunately. The pumps I am referring to aren't Hartzell property and still remain with RAJAY. I wanted to see what type of demand there is for these types of pumps and if RAJAY should invest in supporting these or not. Not sure if there are solutions or workarounds that I am not aware of. Regards, Tom
  2. Let me know if the image doesn't work this time.
  3. RAJAY is looking for feedback from the RAJAY community to determine needs and support for 2019. Questions for our RAJAY owners with the Drive Pad Scavenge Pump Assy:1. Have you ever had your Drive Pad Assy overhauled? If yes, who did the work? 2. Have you ever run into issues related to the Drive Pad Assy? How was the issue rectified? 3. Would you be interested in a RAJAY service to provide overhauled/rebuilt Drive Pad Assy? Post
  4. Hi Aaron, the plane had already left before I could take photos. Sorry!
  5. These are photos from the installation manual from the 1970...they didn't have hi-res HD cameras back then! There is a RAJAY'd F Model at the shop next to me. I can take some photos of that on Monday.
  6. tomgo2

    M20J RAJAY Feedback

    Thanks, but no. We are looking specifically M20J/201 with RAJAY STC SA3555SE. That particular installation has a pressure relief valve and some type of automatic wastegate feature. Thanks, Tom
  7. Anyone here have a M20J with the RAJAY Turbonormalized STC installed? Any feedback, comments or recommendations appreciated.
  8. RAJAY just signed up the first M20J owner for a turbo normalized installation. We still at least two more owners to sign up before we can begin production. If you are interested in being put on the wait list, please contact us at sales@rajay.aero. Kit price is estimated to be somewhere around the $25K to $28K plus installation
  9. tomgo2

    When to overhaul the turbocharger?

    Wow! RAJAY is selling their clamps too cheap! We sell RJ0193 clamps for $93 and change...
  10. @Ragsf15e, unfortunately we do not. We just happened to have a customer with the M20C system available. You may be able to find one from a donor aircraft. We would be more than happy to assist with the refurbishment and installation of a kit if you find one! We don't own the STC, but have all the data necessary to support you.
  11. tomgo2

    Rayjay Turbo Kicks!

    @skippyf16, You will absolutely LOVE the Mooney with the RAJAY System. Taking off with a turbo out of a high DA airport is night and day vs a normally aspirated airplane. Other airplanes will have to leave with barely enough fuel onboard and take off early morning or late evening to avoid the heat. You will be able to take off any time of day with more fuel on board. @carusoam had some really good recommendations on a recent thread regarding what to look for. I will try and summarize and add a few things below: 1. Find out how much time is on the turbo. The recommended overhaul time is 1000 hours. They can go much longer than that if they are used frequently and no oil leaks. 2. Find out how long the v-band exhaust clamps have been on the airplane. RAJAY's exhaust clamps do not have an AD but the FAA recommends changing them every 500 hours. 3. Have your Mechanic pressurized the system and look for leaks in the ducting and valves. Any leaks have a big impact on MP at altitude. 4. Check the exhaust condition including the waste gate. Both are exposed to high temps and wear over time. Waste gate should close completely and freely using the vernier control cable inside the cabin. No light should shine through when closed. 5. You could also perform the oil flow check shown in the Owner's Manual to ensure check valves and scavenge pump is working correctly. The good news is RAJAY has all the parts you need to keep it flying and tuned up to fly those high altitudes. Buy with confidence knowing that RAJAY will support your part needs. Regards, Tom
  12. tomgo2

    Rayjay Turbo Kicks!

    @JETmachine If this aircraft was modified with a different type of engine, then the current STC won't work unfortunately. Your installation would be unique and therefore not compatible to the M20C kit we currently have. To answer your other questions for completeness.. Yes, there are several RAJAY STCs that are for fuel injected engines. Yes, 190kts is impressive and was achieved using stock cowling back in the 1960s well before loPresti mods. Admittedly, these numbers are published in a marketing brochure, so I cannot say with certainty you will see those numbers. You will find most owners stay below FL200. Those who do go above FL200 probably see really good speed, but probably not 190kts. If your plane were compatible, I was offering the overhauled kit plus installation for $20K. The authorized service center is based in Spring Branch, TX called Fisher Aviation. Regards, Tom
  13. tomgo2

    Rayjay Turbo Kicks!

    Yeah...I have to admit, those numbers are in a marketing brochure I'd love to hear your experiences and updates as you stretch her legs and put her running shoes on! Any possibility in doing some videos that could be posted on YouTube or possibly the RAJAY website would be greatly appreciated.
  14. tomgo2

    Rayjay Turbo Kicks!

    @JETmachine, do you own an M20C and interested in a RAJAY kit? We have a used kit that we would refurbish and do the installation at one of our Authorized Service Centers if you are interested. The marketing material from 1985 shows the M20C ceiling at FL300 and cruise at 190 knots @ FL200 with 75% power....
  15. We have an M20C RAJAY Turbonormailized kit available for installation. $20K includes the kit, overhauled accessories, and installation at a RAJAY Authorized Service Center. Contact us at sales@rajay.aero www.rajay.aero