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    1970 M20-C

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  1. Hank

    Hurricane Flo - Recovery

    RDU was a zoo on Tbursday, I can only imagine what it will be like today (Saturday)!
  2. Hank

    Instrument practical today...

    So maybe it's a thing now that installed equipment can be adapted. If my AI fails, I must adapt by using DG, Altimeter and TC instead . . .
  3. Hank

    Trutrack Update

    I thought that if you saw the lights, you could go another 100' but you must see the runway to go lower.
  4. Hank

    M20C Cabin air flow

    The big round ones aimed at both seats are heat. Follow the fat orange tubing on the right, it should go to the heat shroud around the muffler. The eyeball vent is outside air, you can look through the NACA scoop on the cowl and see inside the plane. In my C, the Cabin Vent knob opens a vent in the center below the throttle quadrant. Check your roof scoop, make sure it opens. Then check in flight and make sure air is coming through the round overhead vents (2 in the front, 2 in the back); there are several threads here in fixing the scoop and vent lines. Other than that, just fly high. Yesterday afternoon, despite heavy sweat on the ground, at 8500' I closed the roof scoop, closed the Cabin Vent most of the way and cracked Cabi Heat about a half inch.
  5. Hank

    Mooney Summit VI

    It's worth the trip! Less than a tank each way. Then just eat cheap. Only takes one day off of work, Friday, u less you want additional "beach time."
  6. Hank

    Instrument practical today...

    It's quite an accomplishment, I thought much more difficult than the original PPL cert. But man, is it worthwhile! Congrats, Lance.
  7. Hank

    Trutrack Update

    While that's all well and good, our planes are neither approved nor qualifiable for Cat III approaches. And I'm not ready to turn in my cert . . . .
  8. Hank

    Oil Change Tool

    No fancy tools needed, just a long thin oiece of scrap sheet metal or a piece of drip edge from Home Depot. Although 3D printed parts are cool, this has no extra work when using--just slide it under the filter, position a bucket and loosen away.
  9. Hank

    Insurance woes

    If they try this on you when processing a claim, call your state insurance regulator. Regardless of which "they" insurance company it is.
  10. Dude, my C will go 1043 on 52 gallons, plus a 45-minute reserve, if I go high and slow. It also costs less than your F. Gross weight, however, limits range to a mere 970 miles. I generally use power & altitudes that limit my range to 800-plus miles, and get there much quicker.
  11. Hank

    Hurricane Flo - Recovery

    Many roads in SE NC are still flooded. At least one dam broke this week, near Pembroke. In two trips, i carried about a pickup load. They were very excited about the 32 lb box of batteries (a medium box cut down to about 6" tall)--said the Fire Dept. really needed them. It just fit standing on end, up against the wall in the baggage area.
  12. Hank

    Tennessee airports???

    There were no fees at the MS museum flyin and lunch meet. I also didn't stay overnight.
  13. Hank

    Trutrack Update

    Why not? --curious short body owner
  14. Hank

    Engine out. 2X in 14 months...

    But they opened the doors "to slow down" a gullwing Lancair! I bet those things grab an awful lot of air!