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About Buckeyechuck

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  • Birthday 05/08/1952

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    KRZT, Chillicothe, Ohio
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    Maintenance and upgrading my Mooney, Working on old cars ( Restoring 57 BMW Isetta).
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    1962 M20C

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  1. Thanks for the feedback. I do have access to a rivet squeezer with dimple dies. I'm finding out there is more to this than I ever thought. For instance, if I'm dimpling the inspection plate and the holes in the wing, are there offset nut plates that conform to the dimples? How are those spec'd. I'm planning to use no. 6 screws (heads to be determined), no. 40 flathead rivets for the nut plates, which means countersinking very thin plates. I have the tool for that as well. I really appreciate this forum. I'm sure I would not be into this major work and cost without the renewed interest I've gotten from all of you.
  2. I'm in the middle of a panel upgrade that includes two G5s. Tha means running wires in the right wing for the GMU 11 and future roll servo for a Garmin 500 autopilot once it's approved for short bodies. All of the inspection panels ahead of the spar on my '62C were riveted. I've removed 8 of them leaving only the ones where the fuel tanks (O&N bladders) are. I'd like to convert these to nut plates. Is there any reason I can't? Also since these were round head cherry rivets, any reason I can't use a round or panhead screw, it would save having to dimple the holes in the wing. My IA thought it would be a good idea to get some feedback from this group.
  3. How did you manage to get a wire up thru that space. I only have one removeable inspection panel in that area the rest are riveted. The first rib out has a small hole with grommet for the nav wire and a closure, looks like an elastomer or graphite, around the aeleron push pull tube. No openings otherwise.
  4. Thanks, Just finished pulling panels on my right wing. We checked the space just outside the wheel well with a compass and did not get any deflection when moving the ailerons. I’m still trying to figure out how to get into the space in the aft section of the wing. I think I only have one access panel there.
  5. I'm also starting a dual G5 install. Any detailed hints on how to run wire to the wing for the magnetometer? Doesn't look easy. Nav light cable runs along the front. Doesn't look like a good option. If I run aft of the spar, is there a path to the front outside of wheel well? I'd like to pre wire for the Garmin 500 AP at the same time. Currently no AP. Avionics shop is letting me help with a lot of the work so your write up is priceless. Planning toabout put the GAD29 in back.
  6. The problem I had with starting on the right mag was intermittent. The plug wire wasn't always shorting out the retard breaker terminal. Took a while to figure it out. After re-routing the plug wire and installing rubber boots on every electrical connection under the cowling, problem solved.
  7. Check the bottom right post on the left mag to make certain one of the plug wires isn't shorting it to ground. I had this problem after my mechanic installed new slicks on my C model. He couldn't figure it out. I did after breaking the nose off the starter and tearing up the ring gear. I have a used switch if you need one. Do not try to start if you don't have it repaired. You will have a kick back and destroy the starter if it doesn't start.
  8. Getting that back plate out will be a huge pain in the a$$. It's riveted to the cage and everything has to be taken out switches, controls, etc. Not looking forward to that. I guess the old saying "nothing worth doing is ever easy" applies here.
  9. So after all of the great advice in the previous posts I'm going out to the airport in the morning and talk to the avionics shop about a new GTN650, GTX345 transponder, G5 HSI with all the goodies for future AP, a panel mount CO monitor, and a PMA8000BT audio panel. Here is the current panel. I'm really concerned about how all of that will fit; especially the G5 considering there will be a second one next year wth the AP. I need to spruce up the labeling across the bottom for switches, and controls. The original royalite was really bad when we did this panel in the '90's and I made this out of Bakelite material. Any ideas for replacement?
  10. So the problem is, if I go with the new GTN650 that almost forces a Garmin 345 transponder in order to get ads b in on the 650, or can I get that from Foreflight. I don't think I can get that from a stratus to the 650. I plan to add the second G5 with autopilot later, since it's not part of the stack. So my decision ends up 530 vs 650 and then determine what else is needed to maximize what info I can get into that box from other stuff I have or would be stupid not to add.
  11. If I understand the terminology a GTN650 is about 2.5 AMU above the GNS530W I have sourced. I liked the bigger screen but not sure about difference in technology. For instance, will my stormscope talk to these boxes, what about ADS B in. I understand the 650 touch screen, rubber band technology, etc. really in the dark for the most part but want the biggest bang for the AMU’s.
  12. We are blessed with a very good shop right here at RZT. Very meticulous, constantly busy which says a lot.
  13. I'm scheduled for my ADS B install in early April. Since joining MS I now have caught the bug. I'm seriously considering a panel upgrade. I currently have an older Narco audio panel, Genave marker beacon, two King 155's, a Cessna ADF, King transponder and a boat anchor loran. Considering a Garmin GNS530W, keep the 155 that has GS, Stratus ADS B, and new combi audio panel with built in intercom and MB. Get rid of 155 no GS, ADF (shouldn't need with the 530), King transponder marker beacon, audio panel, and loran. I currently do not have an autopilot. Considering the TruTrack or Garmin maybe next year, once approved. So should I install the G5 HSI, or a GI106? Will the G5 work with the TruTrack? Do I need to include the GAD29B in the initial install or is it upgradable when I install the autopilot? What's the best choice for audio panel. I'm already putting more $$$ into this than the plane will ever be worth. Appreciate any help. Oh by the way, will probably do an I Fly GPS OR Foreflight for ADS B in.
  14. To @spike kavalench. Don't know if this was previously communicated. There is a spinner currently on eBay. $150. Might want to check it out.
  15. From experience I can say that if you loose the left mag for just about any reason, when the right mag kicks in when the starter switch is put back in the "both" position, the engine will kick back and break the the end off the starter. Not a good thing especially when away from home.