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KSMooniac last won the day on April 21 2016

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  1. Very nice job! Who did the last mag service or inspection? Check out electroair as mentioned above. I'm going that route soon. Sent from my LM-V450 using Tapatalk
  2. Two size options for Mooney...a short body (C or E models) or a mid body (F or G) in the 60s. The mids got +5" each in back seat legroom and baggage area. I grew up in the back of a C model and we outgrew it for family tips by ages 12 and 9 or so with my brother and me. I would aim for an F model if I were you. +20 hp over a C or G would be helpful in your area. I've got 10 or so hours long ago in a V tail and liked it. You have to check CG and W&B with and without fuel...it can be a challenge. They are wonderful planes, but not without nits. Ruddervators are a huge concern right now too. Do more research and then go try to bum rides in any models you can find. You'll quickly figure it out. Sent from my LM-V450 using Tapatalk
  3. Correct, at KICT Eisenhower airport...the big one in town.
  4. I'll put in a plug for Bevan, and add a nice little extra point that aircraft parts and services are not taxed in Kansas! So if you are willing to travel, Bevan is a good place to consider.
  5. John, I had it sync'd to my Whelen 650 LED's (I think that was the model I had) and to my Aveo LED Wingtip assemblies and it worked fine before replacing with the Aveo tail light/strobe unit. You just need to connect the sync wire from the OR5001V to the other two sync wires from the tips and it should work fine.
  6. This is the best option. Many happy customers here after using them. Sent from my LM-V450 using Tapatalk
  7. It's a fine line knowing what to bid to beat the salvage yards vs. over-paying and getting upside-down if you plan to restore and fly or flip. I won my first bid (these are all blind/sealed bids too!) after I flew to the location and inspected the plane, and I assigned value to parts I valued, and those I could sell, and came up with a number that made sense to me. I also discovered some valuable features that were not listed in the auction listing, like removable rear bucket seats, or the turbo system! (This one was not economically repairable with a destroyed forward steel cage, wing damage, etc). I don't know what the next-closest bid was, but I am curious! I think I bid on 3-4 more in the next couple of years, but at lower values, and didn't win any of them. I think the winning bids are a function mostly of panel values (easy to sell), and geography first, and then the rest of the factors second. There is a non-trivial expense to get a salvage plane delivered to a final destination! Or you can do what Wentworth does (which I hate) and strip a gear-up airframe of avionics and then try to sell the rest on ebay wherever it died. I bet most of those get cut-up for scrap quickly too. I wish more would put parts into inventory like Beegles seems to do. If you want to out-bid a salvage yard, you better plan on tabulating full (used) retail on desirable avionics, and at least core value on engine and start from there. I wonder when we'll get to a point where prices are up high enough on flying planes so that it will make sense to (a) not total a vintage one after a gear-up, or (b) you can make money repairing a gear-up to fly or flip.
  8. fly2lunch relies on user updates...it's just on autopilot. That's why it is free.
  9. With some taller/larger side bolsters (like a sports car seat) I think it wouldn't be much like Mr T. 252BH's seats look great either way, though. That is a fantastic Mooney. Sent from my LM-V450 using Tapatalk
  10. The pic above shows the driver side of the bumper in contact with the fuselage, aft of the cowl, in the vicinity of my pic. That is probably why the nose translated laterally. I'm curious to read the results of an inspection. Sent from my LM-V450 using Tapatalk
  11. I love mine, even after 15 years! When I build up custom seats (one of these years) I intend to use alcantara in the center inserts of the covers, but I want to provision for a sheepskin insert that can Velcro in between the insert and the side bolsters as an option. I don't like the look of the cover weapon wrapping around the full seat, but I like the function year-round. Sent from my LM-V450 using Tapatalk
  12. I removed a POS AK-450 ELT recently and installed a 406 MHz replacement. For those of you still running one of these awful products, perhaps you might need some spare parts? I have a good tray, strap, cockpit switch, and whip antenna. The antenna is 10-12 years old... I cannot remember when I broke my original and think it has the most value here. Maybe $50? It is in great condition with a little white paint on the base, but no damage. The rest is open to offers. The strap was replaced too after I broke the original somehow. The ELT is going in the trash, though. Sent from my LM-V450 using Tapatalk
  13. Here is the inside of that area. It would be worth pulling that interior panel to check this area and see if the angle is damaged. I doubt that tubes would be damaged but would want to look closely. There is a tube running across the floor/firewall joint that would react a push from the side easily. Sent from my LM-V450 using Tapatalk
  14. There is some sheet metal magic that's been known to happen in Longview. Sent from my LM-V450 using Tapatalk
  15. I concur with Skip. My 77 J just has a wire bundle going up the A pillar with no cannon plug for an easy disconnect. My 81 J (salvage) has such a plug and would be a logical place to start troubleshooting. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
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