zuutroy

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    Dublin, Ireland
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    M20J

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  1. Yep I'm pretty sure from having read @Hank's post and talking to Lasar that their replacements will fit. I don't remember seeing anything in the logs but I'll have another look. There are some 10+ year old photos online of it on a previous reg and those tips are present.
  2. Just a final query on this. Lasar is out of stock at present so I might have to wait a bit to get it replaced. Is it safe enough to fly without the lens assuming day VFR only (ie not switching the lights on)? I have removed the screws and shrapnel.
  3. Ugh does Harp even still exist?! Will post a few reports from upcoming trips. Past year has been mostly lessons towards getting the IR. Quite necessary living on a cloudy island. The above pic happened on a flight where my friend had to cross the English Channel at 1000ft to get home. First thing he did when he reached the airport was book his first IR lesson.
  4. Thanks all. This site is a great resource to have when living in a country with a grand total of one Mooney!
  5. Oh right, I see the page in the parts catalog now where it shows the older style at the top. That explains my confusion. Would be great to get someone's cast-off as it would be pre-drilled. The Lasar part is about 1/2 the price of the other two you mentioned so I think we'll hold out for them. They will have stock next week.
  6. My partner had an issue with a fence and I need a replacement. The parts catalog note says that 210384-001 is only for serials 24-1038 and later, while mine is 0586. Just wondering if the replacement that Lasar sells will fit: https://lasar.com/lights/left-wing-tip-lens-l020-210384-001?rq=210384 Alternatively if anyone has a spare, I'll take it off your hands! Thanks.
  7. So there's no way to the self-test to work on the G5, even following the instructions above?
  8. OK I'll give that a go. Thanks. Gotta change the internal memory battery first
  9. Anyone seen this before? All of the other stuff is fine on the GNS430 initiation self-test but the G5 HSI doesn't show any glideslope. Doesn't throw a flag, just no GS deviation bar. It works fine in flight when flying an ILS.
  10. Diagnosed and repaired by the 76 year old father of my father-and-son mechanic shop who lives 100 miles away but just happened to be in the area on a Saturday in his camper van!
  11. Field wire had snapped at the ring connector. All sorted and battery recharged overnight
  12. Thanks, I'm not sure what alternator and regulator I have. I'll take a multimeter out at the weekend and do a bit of detective work. I'll also ground run it for a while and see what I see. I know the mechanic tidied some wiring at the annual (my first one) so it could have something to do with that.
  13. I got my J back from annual and on the return the EDM800 went a little crazy and told me cyl 1 had a bad probe about 20 mins into the first flight. No big deal. Today I was on an IR lesson and everything was good. Battery was reading 14.2 V on run up. Some time later during the flight (possibly around the time the EGT probe started giving silly values again) it started barking at me that the voltage was only 12.0 V. I kept an eye on it and there was no change. Also no annunciator light at any time. On final with landing light on it was showing 11.5 V! Still nothing from the annunciator though. When I popped the landing light off during taxi it went up to 11.8 V. The flight was about an hour in total, and I've done 3.5 hours since the inspection. Alternator brushes were inspected as part of it. Do I believe the EDM or the annunciator? From mx manual I believe the VOLTS light should come on at anything less than 12.5 V. I guess if it really is that low it won't turn over next time so I'll know then!
  14. @bradp It's not too bad here. Dublin CTR is bigger than it needs to be but most of the county is class G up to 7500ft and C above that. There's no class A at GA accessible levels and controllers are usually very accommodating about zone transits. Also none of that 'request a service' stuff thankfully.
  15. Dublin Intl is available for the princely sum of €3000 per month The GA airport is the one that won't take me back. There's 600 m (2000 ft) of tarmac at about 1 hr away which is also pretty expensive I believe, but I've emailed them. Ideal situation is the old base reverses their decision but we'll see how it goes. As for the drainage it's actually very good. I went there yesterday after overnight rain and the strip was still good and hard underfoot. I appreciate all of the comments.