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  1. KSMooniac

    Needed—A&P Checklist for gear at annual

    You still need the maintenance manual as that is where the instructions and specifications are given. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
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    Needed—A&P Checklist for gear at annual

    There's an updated one for free on Mooney's site. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  3. Bigger screen is always better with these, especially if you only have one. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
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    Needed—A&P Checklist for gear at annual

    All of the required checks are in the maintenance manual, which is required for any mechanic to do an annual inspection, MSC or not. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  5. KSMooniac

    Spark Plugs -- Massive or Fine Wire

    Tempest fines! They really do run smoother, especially LOP. They don't really need any service, either, beyond looking at them once a year. Champion lost their way several years ago and I wouldn't install their plugs for free now. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
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    How many hides

    I think Aero Comfort says 4, to include everything like head rests, interior panel pads and arm rests, etc. I have a bunch of neutral/tan hides I bought from a local biz jet shop in case anyone wants some! Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  7. LASAR had a source for new splines 3 years ago when I needed one. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  8. KSMooniac

    Retrofit O2 system

    You might ask your favorite MSC if they can get that drawing, which will certainly have a bill of materials for that installation. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  9. KSMooniac

    N187CT - Building Our Dream 201

    Very well done! Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  10. KSMooniac

    Update Nav. Data GNS430W

    There is something else going on...I briefly tried to read a card on my computer as CF storage and couldn't. I HATE paying for the data twice for a pair of GNS units. Couldn't figure a way around it. Some super hacker might be able to do it, but I couldn't so they extract more money from me every year... Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
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    Update Nav. Data GNS430W

    Your existing nav data card (might be silver label and say Jepp) will work fine in the Garmin card writer device or the Jepp device. Unfortunately you need the proprietary writer device to go which ever data supplier you pick. It sucks. I now have both and will switch to whichever deal is best when I renew. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
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    Help with part identification

    Actually in this case you should join EAA and get the free Solidworks download, draw up a filler piece with a hole, then buy a 3D printer and make the $0.50 part that way. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  13. KSMooniac

    Realistic Maximum Value for 1976 M20F

    Great responses so far. I've owned my early J for 12 years now and have been steadily improving her, even though the last owner poured a lot of money into upgrades that made it a great deal for me. I of course dream about moving up, but honestly to do "better" than my wonderful J would require 2x in purchase price and operating cost, so this might end up being my forever plane... I have a TN kit and later model J seats to add one of these years too, so mine should exceed a 252 in efficiency and that will be perfect for me. I bargain-shop and DIY as much as possible to minimize my costs. I like working on the plane too, so it is fun/hobby activity while improving her (under licensed supervision). I know despite that any upgrades won't return 100% of my costs, even counting my labor as free. Latest purchase is a used WX-500 stormscope that I'll install as much as possible myself and let a shop do the finish work to reduce the cost. I hate paying $100/hr to remove interior and route wires! Your F could be a forever plane, so upgrading is perfectly rational so long as the airframe is solid and corrosion-free. You can add J speed mods, Sabrecowl, etc and re-paint to your tastes. You can DIY an interior upgrade if you're so inclined and work with a local car upholstery shop instead of taking her somewhere, tossing the keys and leaving $10k behind. With any luck later this year we'll have much cheaper panel upgrade options, as well as autopilot. I'd save those for last and concentrate on getting mechanical stuff tip-top, and adding a primary engine monitor. There have been a couple super-upgraded E models go for over $100K, but certainly the owners did NOT recoup all of their "investments" even at that price. Marauder has probably gotten offers over 100 as well. So if you do it right, you can get decent money back, but not all. It's far better to just make what YOU want, fly the heck out of it and enjoy life. And never ever add up all of the costs!!! Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
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    Update Nav. Data GNS430W

    I sometimes bring my cards home, and sometimes bring my laptop to the hangar for updates. If you're the only one flying the plane, just bring them home, update them, and put them in your flight bag, or in a Ziploc with your airplane keys so you don't forget to bring them back. Definitely get the annual subscription if you plan to fly IFR. You'll also need the proprietary Jepp or Garmin hardware to actually program the cards. You cannot use a regular CF interface. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
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    Flightstream 210 800.00

    FWIW he's showing both as sold over on BT and might not be checking here as often. They went quickly! Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk