JETmachine

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About JETmachine

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  • Birthday 03/14/1939

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Hayward Executive Airport
  • Interests
    Land (Ferrari) Sea (1942 CC barrelback), and air ('63 Mooney M20C)
  • Reg #
    175KT
  • Model
    1963 M20C modified

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    175KT (formerly 6458U) was modified with 16 Paul Loewen STC's including this special production of this 201 windshield cowling. Note the fuselage crown was cut to accept the full 201 windshields. Two inspection panels were added on the port and starboard side to simplify changing air filters and servicing the brake reservoir. The 201 windshield replaced the 1963 two-piece windshield which limited the 325 1963 M20C's Vnc to 194mph. 1/4" 201 windshields were tested to 240mph.
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    175KT (formerly 6458U) was modified with 16 Paul Loewen STC's including this special production of this 201 windshield cowling. Note the fuselage crown was cut to accept the full 201 windshields. Two inspection panels were added on the port and starboard side to simplify changing air filters and servicing the brake reservoir. The 201 windshield replaced the 1963 two-piece windshield which limited the 325 1963 M20C's Vnc to 194mph. 1/4" 201 windshields have been tested to 240mph.
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    The 201 wingtips w/strobes & navigation lights include the VOR antennas. The 1993 M20C VOR antenna was attached to the vertical stabilizer. By removing the '63 antenna "splitter" allows the wingtip antennas to function.
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    The 1963 luggage door was removed and replaced with a 1993 M20J door which includes an added safety feature of an interior release (see red mechanism).
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    175KT was awarded the M20C Best of Series at MAPA and two Oshkosh awards-Bronze Lindy-Best Contemporary Single and Best Contemporary Mooney.
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    The operating room. 175KT was modified in the HWD hangar next to The Shop.
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    175KT R&R the engine firewall forward. The O-360 (carburated) 180hp engine was replaced with a 1993 IO-360A3B6D fuel injected 200hp engine. All parts ahead of the firewall are from a 1993 M20J 24V airplane. Note the remote oil filter inboard of the scat heater hose. Intake tubes, valve covers, and wing stall fences were chromed by CA Hi Luster The 1963 shower spark system was removed. The ignition key was modified by eliminating the shower-spark plate. The 24V starter was replaced with a 12 V HiTork unit as was the generator. The bi-metal oil temperature unit was substituted for the 12V installation.
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    A 1993 IO360A3B6D single drive mag Lyc was STC'd to the 1963 airframe along with the 1993 M20J cowl. Note the firewall joggle that extends the cowl attachment forward 1" was required to fit the J cowl to the '63 airframe. The '93 Lyc is a 24V engine requiring a change of starter, alternator, bimetal oil sensor, removal of the shower spark system and Bendix ignition key shower spark tab. Installation includes the back of the engine oil cooler and the K&N air filter on the front. Note the inspection panel added to the front of the 1/4" 201 windshield frame.
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    Both the door and pilot's panel feature a cutout for extra elbow room. The three-tone custom leather design is shown on the door with darker leather lower lighter leather for the middle section and the lightest suede of the headliner at the top of the door. Note the vertical pillar aft of the door was painted black to unify the expanse of the curved (prized) windows.
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    The custom leather interior by Buchanan Aviation, Concord, CA features layered foams that adapt to body shape without distorting seating. The front seats are from a 1988 M20J. Front and back seats feature late model headrests with custom embroidery. The oxygen tank is attached to auxiliary mounts with matching upholstery. Side panels are two-tone leather topped off with a suede headliner. Extensive sound baffling throughout the cockpit reduces cockpit DB levels. Bose 10 with panel power reduces ambient cockpit noise to a whisper. Windows are 1/4" with gray and further reduce cockpit noise. The 1963 crank up step was removed and replaced with a vacuum step retract system.
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    The 1963 control horns were replaced with a 1993 set. The firm that covers the factory control horns was tasked with creating as many "French" seams as possible. The upper left control horn mounts the 1988 M20J electric trim controls. A 1988 electric trim bolts onto the 1963 bulkhead with no modifications (Mooney bulkheads remain unchanged over the years). PtoT and Autopilot on/off are installed on both control horms.
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    A digital timer with air temperature over the S-TEC 50 wi/Altitude hold is over the original Bendix ignition/starter key. All 1963 AC wiring was removed and replaced. The #1 VOR is a NARCO localizer with DME strapped to 2-NARCO 12D+ radios with memory. The Bendix audio panel above the Garmin Apollo GX55 moving map tops the stack. The white tab below the prop governor is the electric flap switch just to the right of the manual "Johnson Bar" retracts. To the right of the radiostack is an Insight Strikefinder for onboard weather and a JPI 800 engine analyzer with fuel flow.
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    175KT is the third 180hp M20C from the 1963 production line of 325 Mooneys. The restoration/modification includes a firewall forward 200ph 1993 M20J engine, cowl, and McCulley prop. The 175KT changes were inspired by a Roy LoPresti lecture where he described the creation of the 1977 M20J 201. 14 STC's were provided by Paul Lowen, Lazer Aero Styling founder. Note the window's vertical pillar is painted black to emphasize the curve and visibility of 1963 design.
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    Ragbag Apparel-Virginia-embroidered the Mooney emblem for the aft of the hat shelf. Finding a supplier who has the machinery that can stitch in dense embroidery is a challenge. Ragbag Apparel provided the emblem, seat embroidery, and custom Oshkosh Bronze Lindy 175KT jackets.