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KSMooniac last won the day on April 21 2016

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  1. There are some of us at Jabara across town. Our Flying Monkeys leader, Pepper, keeps his J in a T hangar at KICT, but I don't know exactly which one. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  2. Mine stay closed in cruise on my 77 J, running LOP of course. If it is really hot, though, I'll go a little further LOP to keep CHT at 380 or below. I would like to update to the newer flaps someday, though. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  3. Oops I didn't read far enough... He sold it already. Sorry Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  4. https://www.beechtalk.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=173453&view=unread#unread There is one here from a J for $300! I sold a good one years ago for $2500. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  5. Mid Continent Instrument can repair them as well and might have used stock. You might want to consider a GFC500 instead by the time you find a good old Kind computer though... Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  6. I would just have them make a new one from a suitable battery cable... Just make sure there is enough slack for the engine to wiggle. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  7. Why does it need to be new? Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  8. I've written this before here I believe... flying wasn't always as expensive as it is today. Friends/coworkers did their own informal study when we were at Cirrus and plotted the price of a new 172 versus an average engineering starting salary. From The 50's through the late 70's it was pretty much 1:1. That means ownership was a realistically attainable goal for an average middle class household. Today, a new 172 is 6-8x an engineering starting salary... I'd argue that is absolutely NOT attainable. The divergence in new 172 price relative to engineering salary coincides with the explosion of liability lawsuits... Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  9. I wish I did! You're close...I took the caps from my salvage plane and had them professionally polished, then I carefully masked and painted the wells for the tabs to finish the makeover... and then went to my plane and discovered they didn't fit! Someday I'll do it again with my current caps. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  10. Those didn't last long! (I got the seats and hope to go pick them up soon) Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  11. I was glad to see the Wright Brothers award news on BT recently, even with your hiatus. It is a nice milestone! Sounds like you made good decisions to me... Good workers are in short supply everywhere across all industries right now. Looking forward to the JGG Fly-in! Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  12. If you're patient you can get used FS210 for $600-800 and get a friendly A&P to help you install it. Power from a circuit breaker, ground, and two RS232 wires and pins to the 430W connector. Plus a bracket or somewhere convenient to mount it... I'm hoping to install mine in the next few weeks. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  13. Before you make the decision go demo the PMA450 against the Garmin at a show. Then you'll buy the 450 and be extremely happy. I interact with mine regularly to change music and mute options depending on phase of flight or if my wife wants to listen to something different than me. Having the PSE buttons and screen to do that instead of digging through menus on a GTN is far better. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  14. I've got a guy like that in the Wichita area, and he's also an owner. I'm not sure if he'll travel or not, but will try to teller to ask when I see him later this week. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  15. x2! I've not been active here lately but always enjoy your tales and wisdom. How goes the ranch construction and runway development? Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk