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JRam last won the day on August 18 2018

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    M20K 231

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  1. I am absolutely thrilled with J.D. at SWTA in Smithville. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a maintenance shop the you can fully trust to have your best interest in mind. I'm parked at New Braunfels with my K waiting to get in to a hanger. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  2. I have it on my 83 ( dec 83, so I thought it had the split seats due to it having the 84 changes, but looks like Don has them in his 82 as well. I am happy to lend you the seat(s) for the day, I'm in New Braunfels (KBAZ). Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  3. JRam

    JPI 900

    That was nearly spot on for me price wise. $2800 for the JPI labor and $400 for the sensors. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. JRam

    JPI 900

    My fuel flow prior to this install was showing 0 during cruise and would show high levels when it shouldn't have. I was pretty pumped to get it replaced. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  5. JRam

    JPI 900

    It was 40 hours for both the EDM and the senders. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. JRam

    JPI 900

    So I finally got the plane in to Southwest Texas Aviation and got the JPI 900 install. SWTA was amazing and highly communicative throughout and I'm pumped to finally have those old devices out of the plane. Also got the CiES units installed, so I can trust my fuel and flow finally! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  7. So, we decided due to weather, First Flight was the way to go! Tangiers was LIFR. Slightly bumpy on the way there with some time through clouds which gave us a chance to mention @carusoam insight on aerobatic pilot breakfast choices. On the way back we watched the sunset through the clouds before landing back at KHEF. It's amazing to experience that first GA flight again through the eyes and smiles of children!
  8. A buddy of mine has a son who saw the movie "Sully" and is asking a lot of questions about aviation. So I'm excited to have the chance to take him up for his first flight ever and get a youngster excited about being a pilot. I was hoping the group may have some ideas for me of how to make it extra special. My thought is to really walk him through things like he is the pilot, like my first intro flight was done with me. But I was thinking maybe a tshirt or some small token he could take to school and show his friends? Or wondered if you guys had any ideas of what to do in the air or destinations that would be fun (I'm in the D.C. area)? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  9. .mil websites use self-signed certs and the certificate authority you have loaded in your browser may not have that authority in its cert chain. I wouldn't worry about it and just click through the warning. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. I had this problem when I first picked up my plane. Mechanic struggled to find the problem. @DanM20C had the guy pull the step down box out and they drilled out the rivets to find a broken weld. Turned out to be a simple fix. He could wiggle the wires and it would intermittently work.
  11. His concern was that contaminants in the bottle would cause the bottle to explode and he wasnt willing to fill it unless I sent it to be cleaned. It sounded pretty dramatic. In other news, I asked them to simply close the tank from the cockpit so I could turn it on when needed. They found out there was just missing an O-ring at that point and there isnt a leak any longer. I'm confused on whether to be happy it's fixed or whether to be angry that I would have had to pay half an AMU for this line if I didnt tell them to button it up and let me move on. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  12. You all are amazing! This really helps! Thank you! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  13. He only said it's a leak in the line. I haven't had a chance to look at the issue myself as they had to take the side panel to get to it. Thank you all for your help on this, I'm clueless. I have some help from Savvy but i think they are pretty frustrated with the mechanic as well. It started when he refused to fill the oxygen tank unless it was sent away to be cleaned because it was empty for a couple weeks. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  14. So not sure what is going on with this mechanic, but he says he isnt allowed to repair the tube and he has to buy the part with fittings already on because of the pressure. He can only find it direct from mooney for $400 and a 130 day lead time. I asked him for the part number and I'll see if I can either find it myself or find a new location to work it. I dont have good experiences with shops up here. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  15. Oh man, let me see if I can get that info. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk