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  1. I also think the lighter color panel makes the interior feel larger or less claustrophobic.
  2. Actually I'm more of a brunette guy (at least that's what I tell my brunette wife). I agree it's just personal preference but it's not something easily changed. Maybe I could get my wife to dye her hair....... Andy's interior and panel looks great and that's about what mine will look like when I'm done except I have the burgundy seats that match the carpet. Thanks everyone.
  3. So I am finalizing my new panel and I am trying to decide on what color to paint or powder coat it. The seats are the dark burgundy and I am also in the process of refurbishing the sidewall/ceiling panels but fixing the cracks/holes and repainting. I am using the SEM paints in a the Santa Fe color. I was planning to also use that color on the instrument panel with a flat clear coat. I know this is a very personal preference (and I like it) but I probably won't own the aircraft forever so I'd like it to be generally appealing (future buyer/owner). What do you think?
  4. Thanks! Much appreciated and just let me know.
  5. Looking to buy one or more fuel sending units for my 69F. Working great when removed is perfect, a little erratic when removed is fine too. Not looking to spend a lot but I am reasonable. Hoping to have them repaired as a test to see how they do. Thanks Jim
  6. I have been pretty impressed with the MT props on 25 Diamond DA 40 NG aircraft. Highest time is almost 1200 hours (year old). About halfway to TBO. Taking the abuse of a flight school pretty well. No AD's to worry about. Good factory support. No rpm restrictions on the Mooney. If and when I need a prop for my M20F, I'd get one. Just plan ahead, very long lead times.
  7. Just to clarify, the current TSO for position lights is TSO-C30c. The TSO for these lights would be TSO-C30b dated 1957 http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgTSO.nsf/0/cfa519bb271ee2df86256e93005f4e30/$FILE/TSO-C30b.pdf
  8. If you are really leaned out (as you should be on the ground) and you go to FT or even mag check power, my JPI EDM-900 will light up like a Christmas tree! EGT will spike very very quickly when you add throttle. Ask me how I know!!
  9. Curious to see what your final outcome and resolution is on this. My new-to-me this year, 69 F model does almost exactly what you are describing every so often but it seems to only do it after she warms up. And only sporadically. Normal mag check and never skips a beat once you get some power going. In my research I had resigned myself that it might be normal IO-360 low power ground ops behavior. Warm engine, fuel injection lines on top and maybe a bit of vaporization of the fuel in the lines at low fuel flow. Just enough to make it miss or sputter every once in a while. However, after reading this thread, I'd like to know what you find.
  10. This is what I am struggling with. I did install my EDm 900 in the community hangar earlier this year and it wasn't terrible. The problem is when you want to go work on it for just an hour or two, you need to access everything each time and then put everything away again when you get done so the aircraft is at least movable. As far jacking, defueling, etc, the management has been really easy to work with and I haven't had any problems but wow it would be nice to be in my own hangar with my tools, jacks, lights, extensions cords, shelving etc. all set up.
  11. This is my first aircraft ownership and right now I am in a community hangar. Overall its a pretty good experience. The management and the line guys are great. No issues other than anytime I want the aircraft out of the hangar to fly or ground run, I need to plan ahead. My aircraft is typically buried behind 9 other aircraft that have to come out first and the line guys maybe busy servicing corporate customers. If I wasn't doing all my own maintenance this probably wouldn't be as big of a problem. They have been accommodating with that too but I have an annual coming do and a pretty big panel/avionics upgrade planned. It's great because it is 12 minutes from my house. Most of the T-hangars that are available are 30-40 minutes away and that seems really long when I only have to go 12 now but maybe my expectations are off. So how far does everyone have to drive to get their Mooney?
  12. That sure is purdy... Wish my IO-360 looked liked that when I take the cowlings off. If it did I would leave take them off any time it's parked.
  13. And on the subject of ignoring advisory alarms, I would guess that everyone gets the yellow oil pressure alarm while on the ground at lower power settings? I know I do and it isn't adjustable so you really don't have a choice except to ignore it.