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  1. Do the alternator. Yes you have to trim the metal on the baffle. Yes you have to change some wiring. I have a 67c and aside from taking the bottom cowl off and on the job itself can be done in a day by someone who knows what they're doing. I did mine myself "supervised" including the metal trim and the wiring in about a day and a half. The alternator is worlds better than the generator. With a low battery I can see 35-40 amps worth of charge at idle.
  2. I'm Not a 650/month guy. If it works out tie down in Lauderdale or Opa-Locka will probably be the plan.
  3. Is there ANYPLACE is SE Florida that is in anyway affordable for monthly tie down or hanger? I have a potential job offer over / down there.
  4. The way the wind was this would have been upwind of departure and not consistent with gliding in. I think he spent very little time at Deer Valley and left again. The way that airplane hit it looked like it has just departed. I drove past it on my way home today.
  5. This is with my I doctor centered on my TO position. I always end up trimming it forward a bit just after wheels up.
  6. A lot of these people are bone heads who think they should be able to buy someone else's upgraded airplane for nothing, and if you can't do the same you did it wrong. It's not the case and more than a few people have gone the path you are going. Some people will tell you you're wasting your money, but the fact is you are building the airplane you want, and that's worth something. Some people, unprovoked, will tell you all the things wrong with your airplane, and point out whatever flaw they can. The people described above are jerks. Don't pay attention to them. I have an airworthy 67C, and I am doing basically what you are doing. If you have questions, ask.
  7. Sounds like there might have been a few things going on, I wouldn't think a swelling battery would pull that much power, seems like it might just be a coincidence. My guess is something in the radio shorted and started pulling power, and eventually burned out. Did you say the main buss breaker might be bad? that would explain why that went before the radio breaker, but it seems like the radio breaker should have gone too...
  8. Seems like you're in decent shape to put together what can be a pretty good airplane. Judging from the pictures that aren't that old, if the gear up is the real only problem it shouldn't be that bad at all, especially if you're planning on new motor, prop, and radios.
  9. That should make the rent go down... This seems incredibly high of a rate.
  10. The good news is Boeing seem to be experts at software. Especially when it comes to automation software.
  11. I see what might be a good voltage regulator.
  12. The short answer is just added more sealant and used a spare cover I had. Planning on stripping and resealing both tanks after this summer. It was an incredibly small leak. I am always watching around for things Luke covers and panels I can get cheap to make life easier. There are a ton of old mooneys getting parted out and panels and bits and bobs are cheap.