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  1. Not an accident, but wow. Start at the 6 minute mark. It’s a Mooney. https://archive.liveatc.net/kiad/KIAD-App-North-Arr-MULRR-Sep-29-2023-1630Z.mp3?fbclid=IwAR3_ytGiBhBKw5QoFaohahuXnkm51JyslSNnYc8983TwHNmeTSbtQBF-9gQ_aem_AdUKwgsmWA7lo_XUfNIkg1pvE6u6EBGqpUWhUKl-szkOiepeEFH1rb5HxoNiGD14ckc Flight Track. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N7183V/history/20230929/1230Z/KXNX/KMRB
  2. Use the drive to think about the flight. Hangar rent will be less than a new paint job and corrosion repair. Plus you can store tools etc in a hangar. And preheat. Get the hangar. Move to the closer hangar when one becomes available.
  3. Be aware that if the prior owner used Garmin charts, you may have to have an avionics shop unlock the G1000 to enable the use of Jepp charts. Not difficult, but irritating.
  4. Well, my personal belief is because Garmin got a package deal on “C” student programmers. I find this process often infuriating. Make sure you are using an SD card, I recommend no bigger than 16 gig, with no other data on it. First wipe it clean and then download the databases. The downloader doesn’t really care for Mac and I find the FS510 wireless card so slow that it’s close to useless. If I sound irritated please know that I’ve toned it down from how I really feel… Assuming this doesn’t work, get a magazine to read to fill your time, then call Garmin support. Settle in. Best to call during the week, as the B team works weekends. And be aware their advice isn’t always consistent. But, they can help wipe all the databases to reset the pointers and do a clean reload. That solved my problem, and has been working OK since. Good luck.
  5. 3400 feet at sea level won’t be a problem. I am, however, not as enthusiastic about the 310 hp stc as others based upon multiple people I respect expressing concerns about it in the Acclaim. 280 hp is plenty.
  6. Looks like you are in TX. Lots of good options. Don’t sell the Mooney. Dump the shop. Maxwell and Dugosh both have great reputations.
  7. +1 on Elliott’s suggestions. I’d call Dugosh first.
  8. Sorry, what’s the “new stuff?” I’ve got the NXI Phase 2, which I thought was the latest version. Transfer speeds are glacial, and that’s only when the system recognizes the update, which is roughly 1/3 of the time. Garmin documentation is weak, and tech support is a roll of the dice as to who and what you get. Deeply unimpressed.
  9. 302 is fine for a CHT. I would not be comfortable with a 1615 TIT for an extended period. I usually lean back to about 1580
  10. I’ve heard good things about Jimmy Garrison, but my experience is with Richard Simile at Thunderbird. I’d trust him with my wallet and he’s just a great guy. https://thunderbirdaircraft.com
  11. Just FYI, I find this guy’s programming to be the best out there. Suggest you give it a look. I am not affiliated in any way, just appreciate it.
  12. talk to Mike Elliott https://www.mooneypros.com and if his folks aren’t available https://themooneyflyer.com/cfi.html
  13. I believe the POH numbers are achieved without antennas or steps, with very little gas in the tanks etc, to maximize the speed. My plane is 8-10 kts off book and it doesn’t have TKS. But I have two steps, each costing a knot or two, and usually run close to max gross. So I don’t think there’s anything wrong with your soon to be plane. Have fun.
  14. Sorry, but everything you posted is incorrect. https://www.aviationconsumer.com/accessories/breathing-cheap/
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