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  1. Switch to an alternator. Generators brushes are very noisy when worn out.
  2. For another 12 hours to go what you need is a pilot relief tube not another expensive screen. Believe me a pilot relief tube will give you more comfort than that extra screen.
  3. I found that these PC based flight simulators like Microsoft. Are very useful in keeping you proficient as you age. They are very realistic and can be set to real bad weather conditions at night. I strongly recommend them.
  4. Cylinders have a tendency to crack after 2000 hrs. I would go with new cylinders or engine overhaul. On every power stroke a cylinder looses a few molecules due to tensile stress on the wall, at 2000 hr operating hours this would lead to at least 120 million molecules lost. If they are in line it would lead to a crack that could lead to cylinder separation on the next power stroke.
  5. And before engine start? Engine fuel pump pressure reading is with the engine running.
  6. What was the last fuel pressure reading?
  7. SOLD to Donald for his 2020 campaign
  8. To revive sales Mooney has to come up with susbstantial different model like a six seater. All the current models are four seaters same as the other brands.
  9. At $800K on the new planes is a hard sale considering that you can get a similar Mooney (Bravo/TLS) plane for $200K. Maybe not with an extra door but with a pilot relief and long range tanks. The used Mooneys market is a strong competitor because unlike a new plane you can sell your old plane for the same value you bought it. I bought my 1982 M20J for $65k and now they are selling for $100K.
  10. Well, maybe a couple of tire inner tubes. If you happen to have a flat tire you can pull the tube from the wing
  11. Mooney Ceasing Production Closes Kerrville Plant, furloughs hundreds of employees Plane & Pilot Published November 12, 2019 3K The Mooney factory assembly line in Kerrville, Texas. Courtesy of Mooney International The Kerrville Daily Times is reporting that Mooney International has ceased manufacturing operations at its Kerrville Airport factory at Kerrville Municipal Airport (KERV), Texas. In the move, a company spokesman said, the company laid off 229 employees, bringing Mooney employment down to around 90 workers. None will be producing aircraft parts, however, which is certain to concern Mooney owners. At the same time the company, which is owned by the Chinese investment company Soaring American Corporation, says the move is “temporary” and that it will restart production when the market for its singles returns, though prospects for that don’t look promising. Despite best-in-class performance, a recently updated design that includes larger windows and a second, pilot-side entry door, the aircraft have sold poorly even at a time when sales of some competitors’ planes have held steady or surged. The company had operated research and product development facilities in Southern California until 2017, when it closed that facility and relocated all operations to Kerrville. Mooney was founded in the 1920s by the Mooney Brothers, produced planes in Wichita, Kansas, for a time and moved to Kerrville in 1953. Since then the company has changed hands 11 times by our count. Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more delivered
  12. The access panels are sealed with custom made gaskets.
  13. You have an open diode on the alternator or a bad voltage regulator.
  14. There is a lot of ancient wood ships on the bottom of the ocean.
  15. Worst that can happens is a tile crack on your floor. Check with your wife.