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  1. Took a short evening flight to maintain proficiency and it turned out to be really smooth and scenic. It would be nice to be flying somewhere! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I listened to@gsxrpilot when buying my C model last year (after not listening and almost dropping the money on a horrible money pit) and it was a great decision. Ensuring you’re getting a proper autopilot (2 axis) and IFR GPS that is Waas is the best advice that can be given for a vintage mooney I think. If you’re planning on doing any instrument flight or training you’ll be very happy you waited for an airplane that met these criteria. As far as differences between the E model and C model goes, if you have 2 that are similarly equipped/ maintained and similar in engine time and they’re close to the same price then something isn’t right with the E or they’re asking too much for the C. I chose the C model because of its acquisition cost coupled with the equipment mine has in it. The best thing I can say is to watch the market constantly. The good ones can easily have a deposit on them with a couple hours of being posted for sale. When I was ready with the money, I checked all the listing websites constantly and was ready to jump on the airplane that met my criteria. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I just thought I'd report back after my first quick flight with the QT Halos since asking all of you for your advice. They seem very comfortable and the sound quality is excellent. I can easily wear sunglasses without interfering with the noise reduction or fit of the Halos. When worn correctly (plenty of experience with earplugs and how to properly insert them) they are SIGNIFICANTLY quieter than my David Clarks H10-13.4s. In fact, they were so much better at noise reduction that I had a hard time listening to engine noise while taxiing and over-leaned the mixture a couple times and nearly cutting off the engine (on the ground of course). The mic is a bit funky to get to stay in place but I'm sure I'll get used to it and figure how to properly wear it. For the price, I couldn't imagine a better solution for hearing protection and ability to wear sunglasses while flying! I'm sure they're nice, but after a quick flight I'm glad I saved $850 and didn't jump to the Bose.
  4. I appreciate that but I had ordered a pair before you posted this. I'm sure they'd sell fast if you posted them.
  5. This has all been incredibly helpful! I want something to improve over my DCs since I have constant issue with wearing sunglasses or hats and am tired of constantly adjusting for any slight interference. I'm going to order a set of QTs and try them out. It seems like the benefits of the A20s may be outweighed by the price though without experience in them I can't say that with confidence. Thank you!
  6. I know the QT halo headset has been discussed several times on this forum but I have one lingering question that I'm mulling over in my head before making a new headset purchase. Does anybody have experience comparing the QT halos to the newest generation of Bose A20s or the Lightspeed Zulu 3? The specific metrics I'm looking for is noise reduction and sound clarity. I currently have a couple sets of DC H10-13.4 and they're good but don't work well with sunglasses, hats, or anything in between. I was thinking of going the ANR route as mentioned above but have a feeling I'll run into a similar situation. I know the QTs eliminate the head clamping issue and won't have any interference from sunglasses. I know this is comparing apples to oranges a bit but I think we can compare fruit. Also if anybody has experience with the bluetooth adapter that QT supports I'd like to hear about its functionality. Thanks! Matt
  7. Or you can hedge your bets by vetting your partner first. Just like finding a tenant on a rental property. You can’t always be right but a little vetting on the front end goes a long way. I’m not just picking up a random pilot at the airport. I’m sorry if you’ve had bad experiences or have heard of them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I see what you’re saying but don’t agree. There needs to be something in writing for circumstances outside of general operation. If your co-owner dies how will you decide how you’ll buy out their half or will it transfer to their estate and end up in probate potentially indefinitely? If they crash the airplane and somebody sues them, how will you point to something saying that they were supposed to operate it safely and you didn’t condone whatever happened? I just think of these variables in any agreement. You can be the best of friends and have a wonderful co-ownership but if something out of the ordinary happens you need something to fall back on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I was asking the question to see if anyone had a starting point. Not to tell me my process is wrong. I have been writing contracts in my professional life for several years and am capable of checking through the wording to be sure there aren't conflicts. I am open to input about sections in a contract that people have found helpful or important. Even using an aviation lawyer it would still be helpful to have worked through a basic form of the contract first with your co-owner instead of paying the lawyer to do the same thing while you and the co-owner negotiate on certain provisions or make simple edits. It's also nice to have a starting point (boiler plate if you will) to have something to add your provisions to that are specific to your agreement and then have reviewed by a lawyer if desired.
  10. Don’t do what? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Does anyone have or know where to find a decent co-ownership agreement boiler plate? Just something to have a baseline start and build upon.
  12. Blame me for the major topic drift. I couldn't not go on the defensive when my generation was invoked. I think Mooney just didn't innovate properly to match the demand. I love Mooneys and think they are one of the best small aircraft produced, but they didn't catch the right market in my unqualified opinion. Cirrus knew/ knows how to market and sell their product in the modern age. We can argue the actual safety value of the CAPS system and other safety features until we turn blue, but at the end of the day more people wanted that than wanted a very expensive but fast Mooney.
  13. I definitely take your point. I think lumping a whole generation into a mindset of preferring virtual interactions over worldy interactions is still not completely fair though. Much like the above mentioned statistical bias, you're basing an entire generation on those children the you have raised and taught. I completely understand that I don't fully know or understand your perspective nor the extent of your data to base your viewpoint on. I know it is pervasive but every viewpoint is different. If I may, I'd like to throw a bit of a philosophical question at you regarding the difference in the younger generation's interaction and the older generation's. What defines reality? If the general population has shifted their interpersonal interactions to the online world and the minority of the population has chosen to interact in person which is reality? Is there an actual difference outside of one's own perspective? A viewpoint I like best is are you sure what you're seeing is what you're seeing? What you're seeing with your eyes is just an interpretation of an electrical signal from your optic nerve to your brain. I know that got a bit off topic but I found the diversion to be enjoyable. I may very well be an exception but maybe not in the way you mean (just my perspective). I have chosen to take a majority share of my income and put it into aviation. Some people choose other hobbies, bigger houses, or more often don't have the extra income. One other point to make, I grew up in a lesser virtualized era. I know we had some virtualization of video games in the 1990s but that was something only a few of the kids had that I was surrounded by. The internet wasn't a thing like it is today, basically non existent until I was an older adolescent. I spent much of my time riding bicycles around the neighborhood, fishing, hunting, and enjoying the outdoors. I also saw the fast technological boom of the late 90s and 2000s so I was still developing in this time and still maintained a desire for adventure outside of virtual reality. Now I would love to have access to a full VR system, but am unwilling to spend that money! I completely agree that restriction of time on device is essential. The issue, which I'll refer back to my previous post, is the way some of the major technology companies have innovated. Their platforms use "super computers" to mine all of our interaction data and find ways to grab onto our subconscious and keep us scrolling. I can't stress enough how dangerous this is and if you look at how our society currently interacts, it's evident. This is what has driven polarization, made conspiracy theories mainstream, and made big tech very rich. The thing is, this affects everybody, older and younger. I also am not saying big tech has done this intentionally, their business model is to keep us on the device as long as possible to sell more ad space. All said, I am very glad to have a Mooney, fly, and be on Mooneyspace. Its a wonderful resource for aircraft information and now thoughtful conversation drift!
  14. I love this explanation and example. You put quite eloquently what I would have liked to have been able to say!