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  1. I had a very bad experience with Byam, but I don't want to bad-mouth them on the forum, since my experience may not be typical of them. If you want to PM me, I will give you any details you want.
  2. I decided to build and install the 1 1/2 inch rudder extensions on my plane. After removing the seats and crawling down there, I discovered it already has them installed. Mooneys apparently just weren't built for people with legs as short as mine. I fly with the seat in the front holes and I'm right up next to the yoke. In any event, does anyone have a set of the 3 inch extensions at a price that would entice me to avoid the work of building my own?
  3. Definitely get a Zeftronics. I'll bet if you call them, you can have a replacement post haste.
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    79 231 -LB TIT Probe Question

    Take what I say with a grain of salt, as I only know what I have read and heard. The TIT is a max temperature to keep you from hurting the turbocharger. No damage to the engine itself. So yes, you don't want to ruin the TC, so being conservative is good. But you aren't worried about your cylinders. For those, the number you need to worry about is CHT.
  5. Examining the filter and doing an oil analysis find 2 different sets of problems, and doing both is better than not doing them. If you had to choose, cutting and looking at the filter is probably more likely to avert a problem. But since the oil analysis costs about the same or less than a filter, I think it is worthwhile. And yes, if I were buying, I would lean a little more favorably (although admittedly not a lot) on the engine with a good oil analysis history.
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    Ever See a Caliper Crack?

    Larry, Strange. I assume that is a cast part, and I would suspect unlikely to crack. I bet you are one of a kind. Also suspect they are reasonably (in aviation-speak) priced.
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    Anyone work with aluminum round rod?

    I have a gas rig. and an old arc unit. I am contemplating a new cheap wire welder. Almost all my projects are not economically practical. But since my time is worth about 10 cents and hour now, I figure it is OK.
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    Anyone work with aluminum round rod?

    Smart aleck. Mine is not CNC.
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    Anyone work with aluminum round rod?

    I thought everybody had a mill and a lathe.
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    Mooney with TSIO 360 GB

    Someone told me that GB stood for god-awful bad, LB is a little better, and MB is much better.
  11. One of the harder jobs I found immediately after getting my Inst. rating was filing for a flight. I was taught how to fly on instruments, and how to fly an approach, etc., but somebody forgot to teach me how to choose a route or what departure and arrival to file. Hang in there. It gets better. And a side benefit is that under a flight plan, it is actually easier. Just do what ATC says.
  12. So you are saying the buffet occurs because the wing starts to stall, drops a hair, un-stalls a bit, drops a hair, etc. And the stall strip, being sharper than the curvature of the wing, accentuates that buffet. I had never thought about that. I am not knowledgeable about it either. Only what I have heard and read.
  13. I've had days like that too. And it only took me ten landings to get those two.
  14. I was under the impression that the stall strips were just to slightly modify the wing aerodynamics, so both wings would stall at the same time. So one wing wouldn't drop before the other. I heard that they taped the stall strips in place and test flew the plane, then moved the strips until it achieved the proper stall characteristics, then attached them in place. Am I wrong.
  15. I have all the state's info on my IPad. I have overloaded my available space in its memory and want to delete some of the states. I have looked at the FF manual. but can not figure out how to do it. Any help appreciated. Step by step please; I'm a little slow. Thanks
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    need help with Foreflight

    I heard back from Foreflight. Here is their response, and it worked fine. In case anyone else runs into the problem. Hi Don, Thanks for writing in. This is a quick fix. * Navigate to More -> Downloads -> United States * Tap Clear on the top right * Select the Types of downloads you’d like * Select only the states you need regularly That’s it.
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    At Okeechobee Airport

    Aah, that makes sense. Thanks
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    need help with Foreflight

    Davidwh, Some years ago, I called and a human answered and helped me. Some time later, it seems they went to a total internet thing. I just called the number you cited and "it is not a working number". Lamont and Paul, I still am not making any headway. I was under "downloads", tapped United States, and the states popped up below. I found Alaska listed at 2GB, but there are no green checks (and it doesn't swipe). Going back to downloads, all the states have green checks, but when I swipe Idaho, for example, the delete button comes up. Tapping it causes the green check to go away and be replaced with a blue dot with 2MB, and a down load appears over on the left. Does that only mean that if I wanted Idaho back, I would need to download it. It appears that I am only deleting the download, but not the state. And next time I start downloading info, it will pick all those I deleted and re-download them.
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    need help with Foreflight

    That's what I'm trying to do, Paul. And not successfully at all.
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    need help with Foreflight

    Lamont, Sorry to bug you again. On some of them, they won't swipe. On others, I can swipe and get to the delete button, but it doesn't seem to do anything. It is now downloading, Do I need to get out of download mode to make it work.
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    need help with Foreflight

    Thanks. Did you just know that, or is it in the instructions somewhere.
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    Mooney spar design

    I thought I was the only one who made sure all the light switch and receptacle plate screws were aligned vertically.
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    At Okeechobee Airport

    Hard to explain. Surely nobody would drag the plane on its belly. Unless for some reason, the gear could not be extended even when lifted.
  24. As far as I know, you have to pull a cylinder or more to check for cam spalling, and is not part of an annual inspection. And I suspect most sellers would balk at having a one or more cylinders pulled to check for it also. So the surprising part might be that there are not more planes purchased with spalled cams.
  25. Because the type of tug that doesn't use the Mooney nose gear, requires the nose gear to be lifted off the ground, the complexity and necessary weight of the unit would make it quite difficult. I'm sure with enough time and resources (parts and materials), I could design one, but I'm afraid the cost would be too prohibitive.