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  1. What a story. I'm not so romantic about the fuel gauge!
  2. I bought my Mooney last year, and it came with an NGT9000 transponder. I am trying to get it's traffic to show up on Foreflight, but it isn't working. The transponder is running a WiFi network, which I connect my iPad to, but the transponder isn't showing up in Foreflight's devices list. Is this a problem that is going to require an avionics shop? My internet searches for this issue haven't been fruitful. Thanks!
  3. ... somewhere around the Catskills on a nice chilly MLK Day flight. After the flight I was too cold to hang around and do much troubleshooting, and it didn't cross my mind to look for fuel staining (as recommended by @carusoam on another related thread from a few years back), so I didn't do any other investigation beyond snapping a photo. The errant gauge is the right sight gauge, 1995 J 201 MSE. I have the maintenance manual at the hangar (too cold to think to bring it home), but if anyone knows the part number... Is the recommended replacement one of these from LASAR?
  4. Absolutely right. I'll be working on my ops to make sure I avoid it
  5. Yeah, I did notice that too. I wasn't keeping a close eye on the tach during the approach and was just modulating the throttle as felt appropriate for the descent profile I needed. However, I did see the tach a few times and noticed being in that range. I seem to recall adjusting my throttle position when i realized i was in that range. I also recall asking my CFI about if operating in that range on my approaches was bad. He said that the concern was for continuous operation and that a short stretch in the approach wouldn't be an issue. However, I did feel the vibration, and to make a smoother ride I'd like to avoid it even if it is safe in small doses. Thanks for the tip! It's something I will be keeping in mind as I try and improve my handling.
  6. Finally took her up for my first Mooney solo after finishing transition training! Excuse my muttering and mumbling...
  7. I did go looking for this in the poh... Didn't see it... I'll have a closer look. Yep, a 1995 MSE Thanks all. I'll check these spots next time I'm with the plane
  8. Embarrassing question.... I went looking for the tach timr gauge last week in the 201 I bought in October. Couldn't find one. Seems like I wrongfully assumed it was a standard piece of kit. How are the engine times calculated for annual/maintenance then? Are the numbers just provided as an estimate by the pilot? Pic attached. Also, not sure how I overlooked this for so long... Even more embarrassing...
  9. That will most likely be during my next flight. Yippee ki yay
  10. Got that one too of course. Looking forward to the climb rate on my first Solo in the Mooney.
  11. After having today finished my insurance-mandated transition training. I now feel like a Mooney pilot as well as owner. "I have given Derek ****** 10 hours of dual training in a M20J, covering all areas of proficiency ***undecipherable** for a private pilot. I have determined he is safe and proficient to act as PIC of the M20J. 12/7/19" -- CFI 12/8: Edited to correct date.
  12. This thread's half brother about the demise had way more activity but this time. Come on mooniacs get happy!
  13. Side panel. Looked like quite an adventure to figure out.
  14. The problem was a wire grounding out.
  15. 172s and DA20s. Now M20J MSE Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  16. Third transition training flight... 12 landings, power off 180. Gusty enough to balloon up to 4 white from 3 red. Proud of a few landings, proud of a few go arounds. Finally got used to saying the tail number. These are facts. Another fact... The Mooney is awesome!
  17. Maybe the "others" are one of the bigger fish, some Textron-like conglomerate. Seems like an a good optimistic scenario.
  18. Fortunately I have those. I do plan to make a stick though.
  19. Oh boy. Don't have one of those, but I assume you mean to feel around with a stick?
  20. If I recall correctly I was doing the opposite and was fueling towards the inboard side.
  21. Yes. We flew on that tank as well. Yes and that side indicates true. Is there anything I can do to diagnose the problem before talking to the shop? Thanks!
  22. I was fueling my new to me m20j. I was with my CFI. It was actually my first time doing self-serve fuel. I guess I must have screwed up because when I got back in the plane left tank gauge was 0 and the annunciator for fuel was on. Is it possible that I damaged something sensitive with the pump? Thought I was being careful... maybe not careful enough. At any rate at least I got another two hours down of the insurance probation. Thanks!