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  1. Kmac

    Protecting seats

    I'd put covers on those seats too eek!
  2. Kmac

    Protecting seats

    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.
  3. Kmac

    Relocate the battery

    This seems to be a pretty old topic, however, my 62 C has the battery in the back. It had a ray-jay turbo which is when the battery was moved. When the ray-jay was removed the battery stayed. I can run out the back of the envelope fairly easily.
  4. In the video above I had my 13 year old nephew right seat and I had about 15 gallons of fuel. I went back this past Saturday with a standard size adult passenger. We planned to go elsewhere but diverted due to fog, this time with nearly full tanks. Even better landing...wish I had that one on video. For me, the most fun part of flying is trying to make a great landing.
  5. The grass overrun is on the north end. I knew that when I consistently got off at the first exit at my home field I would have no trouble.
  6. One of my favorite airports to fly into for breakfast when I used to fly my father's Cessna 150 TD was Butter Valley. Since purchasing my Mooney at the end of March 2018 I didn't make it back until now. This is my first landing at Butter Valley since purchasing the Mooney. Runway is 1535'x24' with 900' of grass overrun. My dad and brother flew over first in his brand "C" and shot the video. You can hear my father in the background urging me to add power.
  7. Kmac

    Hearing protection for kids

    I would say almost any noise reducing headset that fits well is sufficient. We simply got some child sized shooting ear covers at Walmart. They worked fine for our daughter and now we passed them to our 12 month son. Our 3 year old daughter upgraded to a child aviation headset when our son started flying with us.
  8. Congrats Seth! daughter was born in 2015 and my son in 2017 also.
  9. Kmac

    ipad mini

    LOL, I skipped ME, Vista and 8...
  10. Kmac

    ipad mini

    I agree with @Hank. I am to young to have taken a bite out of the fruit so I started with something cheaper and more customizable for my vfr only flying. Android devices with Avare work great and are easier for me to use than foreflight which I have sampled many times flying with my brother who is a professional pilot. I am a windows fan but have no faith that Microsoft will be able to bring a usable tablet, operating system and appropriate app to market.
  11. Kmac

    Mooneys vs the others

    Not bad @M20Doc ...'62 C-150 w/ 140 gear, 152 cowl, sparrowhawked O-235 125hp, sensenich prop, flap gap seals and strut fairings. Again...just speaking for my experiences. Hopefully a worthy addition to @bonal's thread.
  12. Kmac

    Mooneys vs the others experience is different. Here is a pic of the Cessna I used to drive...can you tell me all of the mods?
  13. Had a very similar experience to you in the C-150. An electrical burning smell with smoke during take-off but to late to abort. Decided to remain in pattern and land. Searched high and low for the problem but everything seemed ok. I went flying with someone who had traffic on their aircraft and they said they couldn't see me. I knew right then that it was the transponder that was fried previously. Sure enough, took it apart and the electrical burning smell was inside the transponder.
  14. Kmac

    scrapped a mooney m20c

    Pics or it didn't happen. Never mind...I don't want to see gruesome pics this early.