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About N6018Q

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  1. N6018Q

    Power Settings?

    My '66 E (IO360) tach is redlined from 2100-2350
  2. N6018Q

    Fuel Cap Rain Cover

    I have used some that are very similar. They worked well in Louisiana with the almost daily afternoon thunderstorms. I always applied 1 strip of tape as insurance to hold them in place although they probably wouldn't have moved without it.
  3. N6018Q

    Can aeroplanes be like ships?

    Even if a material was available that was strong enough to contain a vacuum while being light enough to displace a sufficient weight of air to float, it would only float at one elevation. PP thoughts only, not a mathematician, physicist, mechanic, metallurgist, professor, etc.
  4. There are downloads on their site for various capacities that you can print and use in the fuelstik. I used the M20C (same tank size). It also comes with a universal printout that you could mark in the manner you referenced.
  5. http://www.fuelstik.com/ Bought one for my E (26g/side) and its accurate to within a gallon. Not quite as cheap as a wooden stick but...
  6. N6018Q

    Landing a Mooney - Safety Culture

    There's a world of difference between the "numbers" inside the plane (ASI, etc.) and the variable "numbers" outside the plane (wind speed, runway length or condition, etc. etc.). Those are the ones that we have to train for, because as Yetti said, "Everyone is going to revert to your training when the heart rate goes through the roof."
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    Hydraulic Flaps Question

    I don’t know if it’s normal or not but I generally start getting resistance in my E on the second pump.
  8. Please do... before @jaylw314 costs me more money. Or these silicone suction bowl lids
  9. There MS goes again costing me money- I couldn't close the link without hitting the "Order" button...
  10. N6018Q

    Shoulder Belt?

    Sorry Alex but I have to jump on the bandwagon here. I bought a plane that needed a lot of work to make it dependable, but the very first thing I did was have the shoulder harnesses installed. Proximity to the panel, previous flying in rentals that had them and the prospect of putting my loved ones in the plane all led me to believe that they were absolutely necessary. I work for a living and don't have a bunch of "extra" cash but again, I think they are necessities, not luxuries.
  11. N6018Q

    So who did it??

    Dude, its a golf course, that's what they do there.
  12. Cheap double check (and useful too)
  13. N6018Q

    Hot Starting

    Basically leave your controls in the same position you shut down with. Throttle around 1000 rpm, mixture out, and turn the key. When it starts, add mixture. There are several posts on here that describe it better than I can but this works for me.
  14. I just had an 830 installed on an "E" for around $3k in labor (at $50/hr). I had a menagerie of older tech for fuel flow, rpm and cylinder temps but ALL of the old probes, sensors, harnesses, etc. were removed and replaced. No GPS connections were established. Fuel flow was installed but not any direct connections to fuel quantity. Summary: ~60 hrs without TIT, GPS, CIES