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Greg Ellis

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  1. I think, if polled, you would find alot of airplane owners much like you. Myself included. My airplane gets its annual, its IFR cert, pitot static check, etc, etc, etc. If I find something that is not quite right I get it to the people that know far more about it than I do (my &P/IA) and they sort out what needs to be fixed. I think a lot of the folks on this forum are very mechanically inclined, like to know absolutely everything about every nut, bolt, joint, moving part etc... and in fact it is kind of impressive to me the level of knowledge the folks on this forum have and the ability to recall it on an instant. They are impressive. But, don't worry, I would think you are in the norm when it comes to airplane ownership.
  2. I'm not sure I would even worry about it. I don't get any correspondence from Mooneyspace that would want me to delete my account. Mooneyspace doesn't ask me for any money. I think if I sold my Mooney I either would hang around just to see what is going on or just not visit Mooneyspace anymore but I don't really see the need to have to delete an account since there really is no activity between me and Mooneyspace other than me visiting the site.
  3. Not to hijack this thread but do you have any photos of this "worn out M20C" I would love to see what Mooney brought @carusoam into the Mooney fold.
  4. This one looks interesting. Even though I have Garmin Pilot, I may give this one a look. Thanks for posting it.
  5. They are trying (not a new fuel source but a combination of two available).... this flew at Oshkosh this year. Ampaire Electric Hybrid Flies from California To Oshkosh - Plane & Pilot (planeandpilotmag.com)
  6. It is figure 3-23 on page 3-7 Last part of paragraph 11 006-08773-0000-KLN-90B-Pilots-Guide.pdf (bendixking.com)
  7. I'm sure this does not help at all, because you know far more about these units than I do but the manual states that if this message appears it means the unit was installed with a remote GPS CRS switch. I don't suppose it is still hooked up to that remote switch? That may be why it won't do anything for you. It needs to be connected to that remote switch. Just a thought.
  8. Well, not by very much. The POH (Owner's Manual) is 51 pages. The airplane flight manual for my specific plane is a whopping 20 pages. I've seen Cessna 172 manuals that were so heavy they were difficult to carry and possibly affected the W&B when added or removed from the airplane.
  9. This may help you. It is the GAMI lean test pdf file. Microsoft Word - GAMI Lean Test.doc (advancedpilot.com)
  10. This is available on ebay and may work for you. MOONEY SHORT BODY BAGGAGE DOOR PROP | eBay
  11. I understand that mistakes can be made and I am one of the most forgiving individuals. But one time I was IFR on an IFR flight plan and had a controller contact me and say “Radar services terminated, squawk VFR for further flight following contact xxx.x” I came back and said that I was on an IFR flight plan, not VFR. He asked me to standby and then came back and told me to keep my current squawk code…. So funny things do happen even though we think that with all the high tech stuff we are immune.
  12. I’m not a mechanic and this following comment will support that but from your photos it looks like they took your airplane, held onto it for a little while, did nothing to it and returned it to you saying “okay, you’re done.”
  13. It was mentioned from another news crew on this that he elected to land gear up because of all the rain we have had here in the last few days he was not sure how dry the ground would be. But they also said he was trying to make it to Spinks airport. If you look at his flightaware track, I don't think that was the case unless he was very lost. The red circle is Fort Worth Spinks Airport.
  14. This is a Mooney from another thread on Mooneyspace. I think this is one of the nicest looking Mooneys I have seen.
  15. No injuries. One person on board. No audio at all with the video for some reason.
  16. This happened this morning about a mile away from my dental office. Small plane lands in Fort Worth field, only pilot on board - CBS DFW (cbsnews.com)
  17. As of 2 years ago, there were two of these at Fort Worth Spinks Airport (KFWS). I saw one of them up close when it was in for maintenance. Cowling was off. Interesting to see the Porsche engine in there. Both planes owned by the same guy.
  18. This may be a stupid question, but does this condemn the cylinder(s)? I know that compression isn't everything in the health of a cylinder but his reported compressions are quite good. And what is the root cause of this on rebuilt cylinders?
  19. I agree with you completely. And from that notice it is extremely thorough. Just about everything is replaced except for the barrel it seems.
  20. That certainly is pretty clear but I don't see in the list that it is mandatory to replace the cylinders. With everything listed you certainly are overhauling or replacing just about everything but I don't see where you have to replace the cylinders. Am I missing it?
  21. Not sure. I think I bought my first one 3-4 years ago I think. All three have had metal cases.
  22. It does say on the metal case that all of the three I have owned came in. This is the latest. The big difference between the older versions and version 5 is that version 5 no longer needs the blue silicone sleeves to protect the articulating head end of the scope. It now has a black tungsten braided mesh.
  23. So, I have had a Vividia borescope for a few years now. But the newest version, 5, I believe it is, is night and day difference over the old lower resolution scope. The latest version is a high res scope that takes great photos and video. If you want a fairly inexpensive borescope then I recommend checking these out. And I don’t get any money from them. Just a very satisfied user. I am having an issue with one of my cylinders. I am not posting these pictures to get advice on the cylinder so please refrain from that. I am posting them to show you the difference between the old version of the Abelscope and the newest version. And it is not terribly expensive either. I think it was around $300 or 350 for the WiFi version that connects wirelessly to my iPad. So just a positive pirep in case anyone was looking to invest in a borescope. So the first image is from the latest version of the Vividia Abelscope. The second image is from the older scope with low resolution.
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