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  1. The answer to this question would put most other questions on this issue to rest. This question has been asked over and over... in many different ways. Why is this fundamental question not the focus of conversation? I agree that this is a fundamental question and suggest these as possible answers and points for discussion: 1. As NYC quickly became a hotspot, many people decided to travel away from the Big Apple rather than ride it out locally. This quickly led to nearby vacation (eg. coastal and rural communities where NYC residents owned second homes) to see a migration of travelers . rural and remote areas are attractive places for travel and although they currently have very few cases, they could quickly become overwhelmed because their healthcare resources are much smaller than the metro areas. 2. Locking down an entire state and enforcing rules uniformly across the state prevents a.) People living in the rural areas that would not be subject to the lockdown from commuting in and out of a hotspot and spreading the disease to places that aren't currently affected. b.) Creating an even larger reason for residents within the hotspot to 'escape the lockdown' to where they can be free - and quickly spread the disease in doing so.
  2. Agreed! Interesting that the y-axis is not labelled. Seems to me that's incredibly pertinent to the discussion.
  3. So your sources of reliable information don't include soapboxie but you've also discounted many authorities that I consider trustworthy. Where do you get information that you're confident is not agenda driven? Do you check the funding for all research that you trust?
  4. Hi Tony, I agree that finding accurate information can be a challenge these days. However, it's impossible to harmonize your complaint about reliable sources with your post from soapboxie.
  5. In transition training, I distinctly remember the J-Bar slamming against the uplock when I let go of the bar on one of my first attempts to raise the gear. This is after I practiced for an hour on jacks to understand the weight and feel of the procedure. Unfortunately, that practice didn't take into account any G forces or the attitude of the aircraft. (...and No, I wasn't inverted.) During that time, I also dropped the bar in straight and level flight when just practicing and it did go to 45 degrees and slowly swing in a =/- 10 degree motion. My biggest issue now is popping the passenger's seat belt.
  6. Plenty of information and opinions about how and when to pickle an engine in this thread. (Unfortunately, I didn't read it until the paint job extended well beyond the original quoted duration.)
  7. Agreed. Processing, Reflecting. Praying for peace for the pilots, friends, family and others that will read it.
  8. I'll get booted from the CB club for saying this, but here goes: Mine is for rainy day purposes also. I see an opportunity that may not be available in the future. I missed out on the luggage compartment hinge (which I REALLY can use now) and still regret not purchasing when they were fabricated. Since both are critical (as @carusoam noted, a J-bar swinging freely through the cabin should be considered a dangerous weapon and the the upblock is crucial to prevent post-landing gear collapse) I'm buying both to sit on a shelf in my hangar. Telling the CFO to Treat 'em like my baseball cards; someday they'll be valuable....... Dave
  9. Just an amazing Mooney! ...and the right seat is really comfortable, too! Thanks again for the great flight yesterday on Mooney Monday, John.
  10. If you followed ALL the advice from @cliffy you wouldn't feel so bad about the learning!
  11. Thanks Paul, that would explain it! Both of mine are continuous. Time to look up part numbers, or..... @Alan Fox , do you have a gear horn ?
  12. I need a set. (Yes, that sounds aberrant. If you only knew.....) Count me in for the order. Thanks, Dave
  13. Gear horn?? (Just curious because my gear horn sounds very similar to the stall horn so I get the "OMG GEAR!" rush just before every squeaker) Dave