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  1. I don't believe so. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I’m far from an expert, but based on reading through the g3x touch manual when having it installed with an stec30, the only interface is the one-way navigation and heading signals from the g3x to the autopilot. If you want a fully integrated system, that only works with the Garmin autopilots. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. I had problems with high oil temps (and associated low pressure) since I got my J about 2 years ago. The mechanic doing my annual finally figured it out; the oil lines to and from the oil cooler were quite old, and weren't allowing full flow. This was after checking the flow through the oil cooler itself and operation of the vernatherm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Sounds like a good personal add - "enjoy taking long walks around the airport with Mooneys...." Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I'll see if I can get a list together. If I had it to do over again, I think I'd downsize the steel tubes a bit. It's a little on the heavy side, although that helps hold the drive wheels against the nose wheel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Not sure I know how to upload a video; I'll work on that. I think the materials ran about $450 all-in, and most if that was the drill ($200 used). Not sure I'll ever be at Don Muncy's level! His sun visors are professional grade. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. From the overkill department, I bring you a homebrew powered towbar run by a cordless drill. I couldn't stomach the $1,600 for a commercial version, so built this one. It's s bit on the heavy side, but gets the job done. Wish there was somewhere to fly to these days..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Just put in an order to Had my plane on a ramp for just 30 hours, and two damn birds had built a nest on the engine. Took me an hour to clean all that crap out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. +1 for the form-a-funnel. Tried the pvc pipe trick, but this was much easier, cleaner, and quicker. Still a learning curve, took me a couple before I was down to the 1 or 2 drop of oil skill level. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. My pipe dream is a small turboprop on the front of a long-body (or even mid-body). I think a few years ago Mooney was in talks with Rolls Royce regarding their developmental RR500 engine. I'd be happy with the smaller RR300, which maxes out at 300 shp.
  11. I'm pretty sure I said turbine. Didn't I say turbine somewhere up above? Tom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. It's interesting to compare performance of a J and an SR20. Same horsepower (actually SR20 has 210/215), one composite, one aluminum/steel. Almost the same useful load (J has a bit more), cruise speed (J has a bit more), etc. SR20 is a bit roomier, though. I think to move the needle significantly, you need to address the engine-out fear that drives the parachute factor. Small turbine? TBM, Piper M500/600, Pilatus all are much larger aircraft. What about a 4-place turbine aircraft, with all the reliability, speed, altitude performance that would come with it. Efficient? No. But really, really cool. There's a reason folks love their Lancairs. Tom
  13. Thanks for the photos, exactly what I needed. I used the plastic repair kit from plane plastics to fix the cracks, and SEM paint to freshen things up. Will get some pics when the placards are in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Looks great! I needed quite a few, so ordered from Moody Aerographics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Por supuesto. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk