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    1970 M20-C

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  1. Heat treated to harden it, no. Heat treated for post-welding stress relief, yes. It's surprisingly common.
  2. From your photos, it looks like things began changing in 68, and were finalized in 69. Thankfully my C is a 1970 model.
  3. Looks great, @philip_g! Where is that? It's certainly not near your base in Florida. Love the lighthouse.
  4. Looks like it stopped pretty quickly, still with crosswind correction applied. Glad the pilot is alright!
  5. The trim wheel moves the horizontal stabilizer, the elevator itself should be pretty flat. Full up trim will make it look like Down Elevator, but it isn't. I often land with trim near the Takeoff mark, and find my tail is generally pretty flat. Like this.
  6. The front seats should be comparable, but they will slide back further. My 1970 C has three holes in the track.
  7. There are two things to keep in mind: learn to fly the plane, not just operate the controls; and get a good instructor who knows Mooneys. I bought my C just five weeks after my PPL checkride, with a whopping 62 hours in C172s. Had a great instructor, and the weekend after the u surance dual was finished (15 hours including 5 hours real or simulated IMC), I took my wife from far western WV across the Appalachians for her dad's birthday in Central NC. Lord have mercy, that was almost 900 happy hours ago . . . . Later, I got my instrument rating in the plane. Every few years, I'll go to a MAPA PPP for a refresher with a top-notch Mooney CFII. I highly recommend going to one early in your ownership, you'll learn about maintenance, upgrades, flying procedures, etc. Go shopping and have fun!
  8. But for people who need a portable oxygen supply, the need often begins at ground level. Maybe this is their TSA-friendly unit that won't count as the free carryon, and will fit in the seat with the user during use . . . Home units are often the size of a dorm refrigerator, and have a large green O2 bottle for when it quits. I've heard of people acquiring used concentrators and filling bottles at home.
  9. I used to do this, but am now at a field without service . . . Now it's more like this: I just fly to Falcon Field, load up 2 cases of oil, 2 filters and whatever else I need, and deliver it back to my hangar where it will be used. The flight costs about what shipping would, I get to fly, and I'll often take the crew car and get lunch. That counts for brownie points when I bring my wife along.
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