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  1. @carusoam Thanks for the heads up. I've never had a problem when cycling the alternator switch. And that gets done frequently as it is a step during the pre-flight check of the backup alternator. I'll mention it to my mechanic. But I'm thinking that if it is not due to a strangely placed wire that only shorts out in a particular airframe configuration, that there's probably an issue with the voltage regulator.
  2. @PT20J Yes. If there's nothing in the wiring, I suppose sending it out for testing would be the next step. Seems like no one (including my mechanic) has seen this precise scenario before. Doing an overhaul this summer (when our airport at KEPM will be closed), so that would be a good time to check that. @carusoam So far, the only way I've been able to reproduce the event is in the landing configuration with throttle all the way back. And tracing all the wiring requires dropping the lower cowl.
  3. @PT20J The only times I've brought the throttle to idle have been on landing and before shutdown. I've not done that immediately after a run-up. I'll give it a try the next time I go out to fly. So far as the overvoltage protection circuitry, I believe it will pop the field breaker. But it seems unlikely that the voltage would surge at low RPM. It doesn't show up on my JPI memory dump, but that is at 2 second intervals so could be easily missed.
  4. @EricJ I'll have to take a look at the meter the next time it pops. And it does seem that it is more likely to pop the more load I have on it. But I've landed plenty of times day VFR with it still popping, and occasional instances when it has not. With "everything" on (lights, pitot heat, TKS), however, it's always popped -- but only during rollout. If I taxi to the ramp; then put throttle full aft and idle at 650 or so rpm; and turn everything on -- no popping. @rgpilot Doesn't pop on shutdown; only during landing rollout with low rpm.
  5. Thanks. Pulling the wire will probably be the next step, but note that mine does not pop with the engine off -- only during the rollout after landing.
  6. Thanks but it only pops "upon landing after the rpm drops to idle (650-700 rpm or so)". So its not "at the moment of touch down". The prop never gets that slow in flight, even with the throttle full aft before landing. Doesn't pop with any in flight 2G maneuvers. Doesn't pop on the ground where the controls can be fully exercised.
  7. With throttle full aft, upon landing after the rpm drops to idle (650-700 rpm or so) my field breaker will pop most, but not all, of the time. It can be reset after 10-15 seconds and will not pop again (until the next landing). Does not pop under other circumstances, even with engine idling and turning on as many items as I can (and exercising the controls). Alternator is a PlanePower C28-150 installed in 2014. Not sure of the make/model of the voltage regulator but it was "repaired", also in 2014. There are no obvious discrepancies in the wiring, but we haven't actually pulled
  8. Thank you for that information. I'm tending to going with them, in part because of the decreased weight.
  9. I'm guessing my procedure is similar Monitor #5 CHT on JPI If/when it gets close to 400°, nose trim down to increase IAS to around 160K Once it has fallen back below about 380° or so, I can trim more nose up to an IAS around 120K, and increase the climb rate (depending on my mission profile).
  10. No pixie hole. And the baffling flexible baffling is as it should be. I have to ask my IA if he also checked the inter-cylinder baffles. No oil cooler issues of which I am aware (except the oil temp usually runs a bit on the cool side - just below the bottom of the green).
  11. Thank you for your thoughts. I'm not going to change the prop -- that was done in the past with the 310 hp STC. And yes, extra useful load would be attractive. Except for #5, I haven't had any heat problems. But #5 runs about 40°F hotter than the others, and limits my rate of climb in the summer. (We've fine tuned the baffling in that area, also). What I read had to do with cylinder head cracks. The OH shop said he had not had any negative experiences with the conversion. I would expect if there was excess head cracking, he would have gotten complaints; but I don't know the sampl
  12. I am planning to have my Engine overhauled in a few months and the overhaul shop offered the option to switch to the "N" cylinders. The engine was originally an IO550G, but had the Midwest 310 hp upgrade. The current STC (I haven't reviewed the one actually in the airplane) allows for either a "G" or "N" engine. The only relevant difference between the two engines is the cylinders, so I am told. I have read that the "N" cylinders have better cooling, due to fin design. I have also read that they are "thinner" and maybe don't hold up as well. However, the O/H shop says there's no issu
  13. @Scottknoll The AFM supplement I'm looking at reads: h. Dual Vacuum Pumps (Not Required on Aircraft with G1000 installed or Aircraft meeting the requirements contained in Note 24 of FAA Approved Type Data Certificate Sheet 2A3 Revision 51 or later revision) So I would opine that if you have a properly certified all-electric system with no requirement for a vacuum pump, #9h is not applicable.
  14. @CAV Ice The +30° is in the TKS AFM Supplement published by Mooney and is seen on Page 15 (Section V Performance) and Page 29 (Section X Safety Information). On Page 5 (Section II Limitations) and Page 11 (Section IV Normal Procedures) the temperature mentioned is +3°C However, I brought up the Mooney AFM supplement not because of that probably typo, but because of information which seems to run counter to my understanding of aerodynamics (see above) with regard to landing distance.
  15. Dan, FWIW, in a separate paragraph that I did not quote, for the FIKI certified TN and V, the AFM supplement calls for carrying +7 KIAS, TO flaps, & increase the landing distance by 40%. That makes a lot more sense to me than the information for the M, R and U models.
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