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About ValkyrieRider

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  1. Definitely a better plane for the value. Not saying the other one isn't a good value, just this seems to be a better value. The Stec50 is worth the difference in price, but I do like that the first plane as the JPI830. To install a new JPI830 would be cheaper than installing a new autopilot (although the engine monitor, in my opinion, is important, and nice to have).
  2. When you are ready for your trip from CA to Phoenix, hit me up, I may fly over to pick you up - as long as you are comfortable riding in my 'C' I would enjoy the flight time.
  3. Based on what I read from my Mooney brothers, I think I will pass on this "opportunity" at this time. Blackbird may be a good startup and turn into something beneficial to all, but I don't think I want to be part of the testing and trial process.
  4. @carusoam of the 25K, I have only been able to read about 500 of them - but in that 500, I get to claim that I gained a lot of knowledge and experience - that you shared. THANK YOU for yours, and many other's contributions to new Mooney pilots, it is invaluable.
  5. @carusoam Very well thought out. You are 100% correct, it did sound good prior to reading many of these comments ... which I why I came to you guys. 1. The ability to ensure your plane flies 10 hours a month, regardless of my schedule. 2. Use the extra money to pay the fixed costs. 3. Without paying the fixed costs, I can use my saved AMUs to upgrade even further. 4. I would have access to my plane anytime I wanted ... as long as it isn't already pre-booked. Thank you for your input and thought.
  6. At first read my initial thought was ... no, I don't let people ride my bike because it is too big for many riders, and I don't know their skills. THEN - I realized, you may have used a play on words to get me thinking ... if I am nervous of loaning my bike out, how much more should I be nervous of loaning my plane out? THANKS.
  7. Great question, I am not sure how the key card access would work?? I would suppose they would have to apply to DVT Admin to be approved? I know I just met a Mooney pilot that flies between CHD and DVT that parks his mooney in covered on the south side, but I am pretty sure he doesn't rent his out.
  8. I understand that they already have signed one M20C at KDVT. I appreciate all of the comments to this point, especially the concern about insurance and additional maintenance requirements. I obviously didn't seek out the company, but received a call and decided to listen to the proposal. It sounds enticing as I would ensure that my bird was flying, even when I am not able to take time to go up. I though the revenue generated could offset some of the fixed costs - but hadn't considered any additional costs that would be associated with renting. They state that all of the pilots that fly it will be commercial pilots that would respect the plane, but even in my head I realize they will never treat it the way I would. I understand that they have been operational in California for about two years, so was hoping to hear from someone that may have some firsthand knowledge - as well as advice. THANKS
  9. I am considering signing up to allow Blackbird Aviation lease out my aircraft, but have ZERO experience with this. Talking with the gentleman that contacted me, it sounds like a real win/win situation, but I am looking for input from anyone that has any knowledge about it.
  10. @carusoam, I will be headed to the airport tomorrow evening ... guess what I am going to be looking for I will look under the cowling and see if I can find this transducer and see how it is connected. I will let you know. Thank you.
  11. Watching this thread for comments also, as I am having the same issue with my STEC30.
  12. Pray for Mark and his family.
  13. @mike_elliott I too just sent a donation, as I haven't been able to be on Mooneyspace for about a week. As someone stated above, reading the update on Mark was like a kick in the gut. I pray for him and jenny as they face this devastating news and adjustments. I also pray somehow this tragedy can be turned into a positive blessing in some way. It was sober reading @gsxrpilot post and I couldn't help but saying, "that is exactly what I was saying." I try my best to learn from all of the more experienced pilots (especially Mooney Pilots) and hope to react correctly in such a highly stressful situation. I definitely need to purposely set time aside to practice emergency procedures more often.
  14. I will check the setup when I go back to the airport, thank you.
  15. Prior to the JPI900, I don't believe I ever went over 2700 RPM, so I was surprised when it went there during practice runs. I will have to watch that on take off in the future.