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About Seymour

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    Fitchburg, MA USA
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    1964 M20E Super 21

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  1. Seymour

    Adding a JPI 900 on the cheap

    Where it's at: I find it takes a side glance but am OK with this position. The warning light is within my normal view. (will replace image with Master ON at some point....)
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    Check Gear!

    When considering buying into the partnership, the owner took me up for flight around the area (I didn't have a complex endorsement). On short final, I was respecting his 'sterile cockpit' but had to ask him afterwards: What was that last Callout on Short Final?? He thought for a minute, chuckled, and then explained it. "Green Light, Green Thumb, Landable Aircraft" He called out GUMPS at midfield downwind and GEAR on Base. ...but on Final, he rechecks both the Gear Light "Green Light" and then tries to jam his right thumbnail into the gap between the J-Bar and it's retainer. If there's no gap, that's a "Green Thumb" and the gear is properly locked down. It's one of several habits I'm adopting from him. I'm still considering the investment in the P2.
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    Catching fuel from gascolator drain

    I place the GATS directly below the gascolator drain. Return to the cockpit and pull the ring for 4 seconds on each side. Then adjust the GATS jar depending to the splat on the hangar floor and repeat (typically several times before hitting the target). I attempted using an LED pointer to line up the jar. I'm now using a funnel stuffed into the GATS and have increased to a 60% chance on the first try. (The larger funnel made the GATS top heavy). Thank you for the tip to check the wing sumps first; I have been using the incorrect order.
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    Chris Dupin

    Very difficult to read and grasp such a terrible loss.
  5. Seymour

    Successful annual!!

    For those of us without the time, aptitude or common sense to execute an owner assisted annual, has anyone compiled a checklist for a Post-Annual inspection? Background: My IA has been in the guts of this aircraft for 20+ years (several owners) but I'm new to the aircraft and would like to formalize the Post-Annual inspection before I fly. My partner typically removes panels and peeks, but since this is an expanded pre-flight we'd like a checklist to be more meticulous. Thanks!
  6. Thanks again, great shared information and experience. Great help!
  7. 482. Couldn't find the thread, but even the summary has me shaking. Interesting to see what others consider a "worst nightmare".
  8. Thanks for all the replies. I'm not able to drive it away with the current owner's Florida tags, and only Florida residents are able to get temporary Florida tags. However, in a discussion with the seller today, he suggested using a local attorney friend of his to hold the funds in escrow. That'll be fine with me because an attorney won't risk their reputation or practice over a vehicle sale. I'll post how it works out.
  9. Although my current predicament is not aircraft related, the purchase process (PPI, earnest money, sales contract, etc) are exactly the same: Looking for tips on purchasing high value items (eg. 50+ AMU) from out-of-state sellers. Is there a 'safe' way to pass money other than using They and want ~1AMU just to hold my $ for the transaction. Background: My 1989 Dodge Class B camper (see picture in thread "Your favorite ride with your favorite plane") doesn't have enough life for multiple cross-country trips so I'm purchasing a very lightly used 2018 camper from a private party in Winter Haven, FL. Typically, I'll execute a transaction like this at a local bank and provide the seller with a cashier's check for the full amount and the seller will hand me the title and keys. ....but I don't want to take 2 trips down (one for the transaction, and another to pick up the vehicle). Massachusetts does not issue temporary plates and requires a signed Title before registering the vehicle. The seller won't sign and send the title until they have the $. I won't send the $ until I have a signed title. Thoughts and/or experiences, both good and bad welcomed. Thanks Dave
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    Mooney Mechanic Manchester N H

    Dan, It was good to meet you and I'm glad you connected with the on-field mechanic and got it fixed quickly. Sorry I can't help with the travel back here; Wx is forecast to be well beyond my limits for the next week. (even in perfect weather the trip itself is still beyond my current capabilities) Dave
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    Thank you

    Don, heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Peace.
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    Welcome Ryan! I'm the rookie Mooney driver from KFIT that you may have noticed in the KASH pattern this summer. I look forward to meeting you at the PPP and maybe you can join our Pilots Association for one of our flyouts (eg. dinner in KEEN last Friday).
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    Mooney down @ Baker City, OR

    Terribly sorry to hear of this tragedy. Wishing their families find peace during this tough time.
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    Air conditioning options

    I spent the summer in the pattern with my CFI. The B-Kool worked great ...for the first 15 minutes and then the inline fuse for the back seat cigarette lighter blew. Does anyone know the location of that fuse on a '64 M20E? Do I have to remove the wall panel and armrest to find it? (Shop gave the go-ahead to fly but hasn't had time to replace it) . The rest of the summer, the B-Kool ran off a Battery Jumper Box and all was cool. My partner is also concerned about the B-Kool blowing H2O on the avionics. AFAIK, the design is a simple heat exchanger; all the water remains in the cooler itself, and cabin air is circulated without direct contact to the water/ice. Right??
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    Flying into AVL, Asheville NC

    Quick detour: Similarly, anyone familiar with Ashe County Airport - KGEV in Jefferson, NC? It's on my destination short list because close friends live in town so any tips are appreciated.