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Kevin Harberg

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  1. Hello Scott, You may also want the 48 page assembly manual along with the prints. It includes drawings and parts number listings.
  2. Hello Scott, Do you still have the original -55 wing that you load tested to incredible G's? I still have a second Mite but it doesn't have the wing anymore (trampled by cattle when stored at Denver Jacobson's brother's farm).
  3. Make sure you reference Mooney's "Approved Aircraft Repairs - Wood" as per attached sample. Pg 23 of 24 included here as example of manual.
  4. May 1953 Aviation Magazine I regularly fly open canopy in M18X C-GXTR (when the weather in Canada permits). Must be a lot of more recent inflight open canopy Mooney Mite photos out there.
  5. Head over to the Mooney Mite Section of Mooney Space and check out the 1953 Mooney M18 Wee Scotsman (Mite) sales brochure. It includes a Mooney M20 Debut Sales Ad.
  6. In any videos I have seen, it appears as though you are correct in the low airspeed (just above stall) required to stop the prop. I will on occasion (at cruise speed) try and run a tank dry, and by watching my fuel pressure gauge I can sometimes catch the drop and switch tanks in time to keep the power on. Occasionally, the plane goes quiet for a second before the windmilling prop restarts the engine after restoring fuel supply. Without a starter, I am concerned the sleek Mooney may have to exceed VNE (143mph IAS in the M18) before the prop starts spinning again. I suppose the pitch of my fixe
  7. A forward (main) one piece spar and a smaller but still strong rear spar. No wonder Mooney wings are so tough (even the wooden ones). The box spar design carries the strength throughout the inner wing's cord and provides additional landing gear support. That Al Mooney had some great ideas for wings, retractable gear, and let's face it ... airplanes in general!
  8. I wish I had the woodworking skills required for the "Amateur Built" Class (Canada's "EXPERIMENTAL" or "Homebuilt Class). After watching the rebuild of C-GXTR's M-18 wooden wing when I was a kid, I remarked to the AME that I would love to have an M20 wing for him to build a large 2 place tandem Mooney (with stick control). I thought of that immediately when I saw the photo in the post. Here's the M-18 wing rebuild. (I don't know why it is in black and white, they had colour cameras when I was a kid!).
  9. You wouldn't, would you? We have excellent wood working Aircraft Maintenance Engineers here in Canada that have restored wings that Transport Canada thought were beyond repair, but the AME's endured the process to re-certification. May not always be cost effective, but keeps them flying.
  10. Just curious to see if anyone has tried this. I had logged about 400 hours in my father's 1966 M20C (same as shown, even same colour), but never attempted to stop the prop inflight.
  11. Here's the introduction add for the M20 placed on the last page of the 1953 M18 (Mite) sales brochure.
  12. Great to see that a few more Mite parts found their path to future flight. They appear to be new old stock. Your finished project can't help but be an award winner. Progress pics show 1st class workmanship and material throughout build.
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