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  1. Trying to find a nice place to fly the mrs. and give me an excuse to fly... recommendations? Thanks!
  2. Lots of good suggestions! Thanks!
  3. I’ve searched for tips on the best cleaning products. It seems that plexus is pretty widely recommended. However, I’m unable to really get my windshield clean of what appears to be old grime maybe dried oil from years of not being cleaned. I can actually see the little black spots- not sure but it’s rough to the touch. Plexus isn’t doing much to it. I’m tempted to use something stronger but don’t want to destroy windscreen. Any ideas? This pic won’t really show it but I’ll post it just the same. Thanks!
  4. BigD

    Fly with a bad fuel pump?

    This is sage advice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. That’s a beautiful 310! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I owned a 1957 310, overwing exhaust, straight tail and tuna tanks. I still miss it. I tried to buy it back years later and it had been parted out. It was a very stable ifr platform, in spite of being light on ailerons due to weight at wingtips. Fuel system on early 310s simple - on later models not so much. I filed for 170 tas and typically burned about 22 gph (ouch!) - instrument approaches were easy but faster than a Mooney of course. Single engine work was also straight forward as long as you remember that your yawing motion after an engine failure will be a bit more than expected if your light on payload but heavy on fuel- 300 pounds multiplied by the arm of a wing = a pretty good moment Force, on the tuna tankers anyway. I could go on and on Have fun in your transition! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I ordered travel cover today for my C. It’s hangared most of time but when I do travel, I’m not alone, and need the space. I had a cover from Bruce for my last plane which was perfect.
  8. Five years later update: A phone call to the phone number on planecovers website goes to a voicemail by Jim saying that after 40 years, he’s done and no longer taking orders.
  9. Yes the button pops right out. Looks like two o-rings are in good shape!
  10. Thant’s what I was hoping! Thanks Hank!
  11. I’d like to thank everyone for their help on this! I’m constantly amazed at the resources and knowledge available here on mooneyspace! I do have another question on the positive control system. I’ve read the service manual on the subject but have been unable to determine whether or not the “push button valve 2960” is actually wired or attached to anything. Mine is actually completely loose and can be pulled out. The diagram seems to show two wires. Again, thank you for your help!
  12. This is a picture of my RH aileron PC cylinder piston servo. Rubber boot is torn. Besides this, I can’t see any other reason why my PC is inoperable. If I’m successful in troubleshooting this and narrowing down to this unit, how easy is it to replace? Thanks!
  13. BigD

    Prop paint issue

    I was just quoted $1100 plus another $400 for dynamic balance.
  14. My props paint has been flaking off and now is actually starting to concern me. Any tips? I’m considering taking it in to be repainted.
  15. Sorry, I may have missed it, but did you mention who did the overhaul? My 65 c has the original engine but the last overhaul was done by a very reputable shop (Victor Aviation) and washed away many of my concerns (as did the borescope and compression checks). My first plane I bought years ago (c-310), had low time engines, which is what attracted me to it. However, they were “field overhauls” and I paid a heavy price later. My point is simply that a low time engine is not always better than a mid time engine. I would prefer a mid time overhauled by a reputable shop over a low time done by an unknown.