M20 Ogler

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  1. An M20F I’ve been considering has oil stains on the engine block around cylinder bases and rod guide tube ends. The AI who did a prebuy and was nice enough to let me read the report noted it but did not consider it to be a huge issue. He put it in the non airworthiness items squawk list with items such as a missing hubcap etc... It got my attention because I’ve not seen this on other engines. This engine was overhauled in 2003 and has about 700 hours on it.
  2. Very sorry for this man and his family. Death is a thief. Bad weather, night, mountains, high performance plane, and a solo student pilot. How can a CFI put the fear of god in their students when it comes to IMC with out scaring them out of flying altogether? Look up “178 Seconds to Live” on YouTube. That did it for me. Decided to get my Instrument Rating partly because of that video.
  3. Pre 69 the top of the green arc was 150 mph then after 69 it was 175 mph. What changed were made to allow this? I’m still hunting for my first plane and I am considering an E. I’d imagine lots of time in cruise and descent is in the yellow arc.
  4. Is there a Lycoming document that describes how to preserve the engine? I think I found one after googling once but can’t seem to now.
  5. Can you elaborate a about the sticker? What am I looking for? Thanks
  6. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts gsxrpilot. What do you think of something like this M20E on controller? https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/29502323/1966-mooney-m20e-super-21?dlr=1&pcid=17527&crmid=614667&if=1 If this M20E wasn’t half way across the country from me I’d be getting more excited.
  7. A friend of my father is selling his 66 M20C after 38 years of owning it. Here’s the specs. 1966 TURBO MOONEY M20C, Rajay, Manual wastegate, 2484 TT, 1346 SMOH, 280 SPOH, 41 STOH including all new Millennium Piston/Cylinder Assys, Slick Mags. King KX 155 Navcom with KI 209 Glideslope, King KX 170B Navcom with KI 201 VOR, King KT 76A Mode C Transponder with ACK A-30 Encoder, King KMA 12B Audio Panel with Marker Beacon, Flightcom 403mc Intercom, 4 Probe EGT, Recent 1 Piece ¼" Windshield & Windows, Sky-Tec starter, SST Cleveland brakes, All Logs since new, All manuals, Well cared for by one owner for last 25+ years, Hangared at Farias Wheel Airpark (NV33, 30 SE of Carson City NV), $40,000 It’s been out of annual for 12 years now, but the owner has taken precautions to preserve the plane. It’s been stored at his house in his hangar/garage in Nevada and the engine protected by putting a 40 watt heater in the engine compartment and blanketing the engine compartment. Also says he stores all the pistons at the mid barrel position. Does this sound like the proper way to preserve a plane that is not being flown? The plane looks spotless and appears showroom quality as does his light sport he flys now. The man appears to be meticulous about caring for his planes. I understand getting it to pass annual will take lots of effort and $$. Also upgrading avionics in the future will take even more $$$. But it appears like it may be a beautiful solid Mooney with potential. Picture of the plane he emailed me.
  8. Shadrach that polishes spinner belongs on there, thats pretty. I’m already glad I joined this forum, maybe this F can be a great plane but my eyes are open to the risk I’m taking and the need to really spend some time getting to know a plane before I commit.
  9. I wonder if doing an oil sample analysis would be helpful for detecting cam spalling or any other engine issues. Is an oil analysis common for a prebuy? Maybe I should do one first before proceeding further on which ever plane I end up focusing on.
  10. Thanks It does have an Accutrack II Autopilot with Vacuum PC Button. I also agree about the price, if the owner doesn’t want to negotiate then I guess it isn’t meant to be and I’ll keep looking. If they don’t let me take it to top gun I do know an A&P who is familiar with Mooney’s and is willing to travel to do a pre buy inspection. Maybe I shouldn’t admit this but I like that vintage paint scheme.
  11. http://www.skywagons.com/airplanes-forsale/1967-mooney-m20f-53500-here-placerville-n3270f Hi Mooneyspace, I’m a lurker who is looking to buy his first plane soon. My mission is to find something that I can use to keep ifr current and do some traveling with the wife. I thought this M20F looked like it would accomplish that and be affordable enough that I’d have leftover funds I could use for future upgrades/repairs. I’m a low time pilot with about 300 hours and an instrument rating, but I do have some experience in Mooney’s with about 20 hours logged in a 201.