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  1. I have a '62 C but would actually have preferred a B model. Manual gear and fully manual flaps. It also has thicker gauge aluminum for the skins. Downside (if applicable) is lower gross weight which I am never near with my two children under 30lbs each. I, however, would only be interested with an updated panel. If not updated the throttle and mixture are nowhere near each other.
  2. Yes, I checked my PM's and messaged Seth, who got a pre-buy done and spoke to Ron Fisher in person, who I purchased my Mooney from and did the pre-buy on this airplane. I am sure that All American can fill you in on the details, which may have changed, if you are interested.
  3. I believe @Sethg52000 looked at this aircraft in person when he was looking to buy last year.
  4. I received an automated quotation from Falcon/Global Aerospace that used my same hours from last year. The quote was 27% higher than I paid last year.
  5. Last year I replaced my lower plugs with Tempest UREM37BY's (massive electrode but protruding). I replaced 12 year old Champion fine wires. I did so because after purchasing I continuously fouled the plugs. Along with learning to lean aggressively for taxiing I researched the plugs and realized a protruding electrode would be smarter because the combustion begins deeper in the cylinder and more likely thoroughly uses all of the fuel before the next stroke. I have had no problems with fouling or run-ups since replacement. Photo courtesy of google...
  6. Did @FastTex ever get a quote from BWI? I also got that card in the mail.
  7. Lots of personal preference in this thread... For our business I have some employees on iPhones and some on Android. It depends on their tech savviness and age for what they get. The older personnel who basically only talk get the iPhones for ease of use. The younger people that share internet with other devices and need customizability have the Androids. The actual size of the iPhone 5, 5s and SE is great. If the screen area was larger but the phone size the same it would be perfect. To @nels. You have an iPhone 5 and are familiar with it. You probably don't want to switch OS's. You would probably be good with an iPhone 7. The first to have a decent IP rating, reasonably sized and now reasonably priced. Our business uses Verizon and personally I use Android. I hate large phones and Verizon offers no smaller phones. I have recently purchased a Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact and brought it over to Verizon. I like the customizability, apps and app pricing (I use all free apps). Again...totally personal decision. Each person likes something different except for the half that likes Apple products.
  8. I do did go through Falcon last year by the way. At that time I got the exact same quotation from AOPA but went with Falcon because they were more responsive.
  9. Thank you for the replies. My insurance agent has said they will do a review closer to the renewal date.
  10. I have been contacted by my insurance company about renewal for the upcoming year. I have only had the insurance and the Mooney for 9 1/2 months so far but the insurance company is asking for my hours etc. for the renewal. In the previous 9 1/2 months I've accumulated 46.9 hours in the Mooney and now have 57 hours of retract time. Should I wait to fill out the form for a few more weeks? Would having over 50 hours in make and model help my rates instead of 46.9?
  11. I am many years away from retirement...if ever...but I often research places where I think the best weather would be. I think Alpine TX is the winner... For the original poster: Big Bend is nearby, dirt cheap real estate, small airport in town, I would assume friendly people...they are everywhere, university in the town, best weather maybe in the country...
  12. Yes, I used to like to go to The Flying Machine Café there also. Until Signature took over it was fun to just walk in and go to the restaurant. After they took over you had to stop at the front desk and fill out paperwork with your N number and full name to get to the restaurant. You also had to let them know that you were going to the restaurant to get out of the landing fee...What a shame...
  13. I'd put covers on those seats too eek!
  14. I agree...use the product. I feel the same way about screen protectors on the smartphones. People put them on and leave them there the entire time they have that phone. A seat is meant to sit on...if you have covers over your seats I hope that you are covering a crappy looking seat.