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  1. Mooney Tow Bar (tagpilotsupply.com) Here's an alternative to Spruce and they're selling it for $20 less. However I've never ordered from them before. Worth a try.
  2. I had the throttle, mixture & prop cables replaced with McFarlane cables last July along with "custom cables" for carb heat & cowl flaps. They are excellent.
  3. I remember seeing that exact write-up/sign-off back in the day on the 737-200. It was always done by those that displaced down from 737-3/400.
  4. Lemon Pledge works great & it's way cheaper than any aviation marketed product. After applying Pledge a few times all that's needed afterwards is a $1 dollar spray bottle from Walmart filled with water. For a windshield I use a microfiber wipe, for wing leading edges, etc any paper towel will do.
  5. I don't think most white-tailed deer see airport fences up to 7 or 8 feet as much of a deterrent.
  6. I'd strongly discourage you from ditching in calm wind conditions on any body of water given you had any reasonable alternative available to you. "Glassy water" landings are best left to those with floatplane training AND with engine power available. Depth perception over mirror-like water is zero. The 2 mostly likely end results will be flying into the water without flaring or grossly misjudging height and stalling it in. I've done dozens of glassys since getting my float rating in 2003 and it still startles me when the heels of the floats touchdown when visually it seemed as if I was 30 feet in the air. As for flying to the Bahamas, do it with about 15kts of surface winds so they'll be waves for depth perception and don't inflate your PFD until you are out of the aircraft.
  7. There's been no problem since I've been bringing my cat Jason to the hangar
  8. "Mooneys were originally certified under the old CAR 3 (Civil Aviation Regulations) dating back to the 1930’s. There is very little guidance in CAR 3 pertaining to crosswinds. Thus you find little information about them in most of the pre-M20J Owners Manuals." *** copied & pasted from the download available on MS referred to in my previous post that was written by Mooney factory test pilot Bob Kromer
  9. Here's something I found right here at MooneySpace and available for download that most should find interesting.
  10. I don't think my circa 1974 High School trigonometry skills will be near enough to figure that out. I'll ask my college buddy who has a Bachelor's in Aero Eng and worked as a Flt Control Specialist in the Space Shuttle program in Houston. He likes a challenge.
  11. you can calculate the angle for your F model with a trigonometry formula by taking the "height of the wingtip above the ground" divided by "span MLG to wingtip" and then multiplying that figure by the inverse tangent function on your smartphone by - press "X", press "2nd", press "tan-1". That should be a close enough estimate & I wouldn't sweat the dihedral. Using the 3.5 & 13.5 figures @Pinecone provided produces an angle of 14.53 degrees. Assuming @Pinecone used 252/Encore figures your numbers for a F may differ slightly. Hope this helps.
  12. PM sent. Interested in seats with leather covers Thanks, C.J.
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