KSMooniac

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About KSMooniac

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    Wichita, KS
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  1. KSMooniac

    A random, scary failure mode

    The dual mag has two separate P-leads. There is an AD to check mag grounding with the ignition switch to verify they work, too. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  2. KSMooniac

    G500 TXi Upgrade

    I'm not sure it is a big issue...the GFC500 STC likely still requires the G5 for AHRS input, but now can interface/control via TXi. In Don's (and others) case that already have an L3 or Mid Continent backup, they can remove and sell that backup to replace with a G5, or just add a G5 for triple redundancy. The cost of the GFC500 + G5 is half of the GFC600 or STEC3100 so it seems like a no brainer to me. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  3. KSMooniac

    G500 TXi Upgrade

    Boom! Done.@donkaye, time to get in line for the GFC500 and finish making the ultimate Bravo. http://newsroom.garmin.com/press-release/featured-releases/garmin-provides-key-updates-txi-flight-displays-gtn-navigators-gfc%C2%A0a Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  4. That sounds very high to me on all counts. Especially if already in the annual inspection with everything opened up... Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  5. Also consider for those of us with older planes that have/had oil and fuel pressure lines going to the panel instruments... You have to get hoses made for the new transducers that stay on the engine side of the firewall, where they should be! It takes time to plan those, fabricate/purchase, and then install and secure. It is a lot of tedious work, especially if you try to keep it tidy and secure. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  6. 20 hours might be part of the sales pitch from JPI... make it sound less painful to get the sale? Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  7. Find a different shop! Or consider finding a friendly mechanic to supervise a DIY install, or as much as you might be comfortable with. Much of the labor is simple but tedious...no need to pay $100/hr if you're inclined to do some yourself. My 900 took me 50-60 hours for me to install, but a shop should be able to do it in 40 or so. I strongly encourage stepping up to a 900 as well. The incremental extra cost is worth it! Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  8. KSMooniac

    Electric Cowl Flap Motor

    Me too! Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  9. KSMooniac

    lawsuit in Philly

    What a clown show on the part of that plaintiffs attorneys... Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  10. KSMooniac

    Let's talk about tires...

    Funny that I had a similar experience a week ago Sunday...fortunately nearly in front of my hangar vs the unattended fuel stop on the way home! Tire was FC 3 and tube was a Michelin Airstop. Unfortunately the line guys and I managed to slip the gear off the dolly while getting it into my hangar, resulting in a crunched big gear door... I couldn't find any FOD evidence inside or outside the tire. The tube had a single small hole on the sidewall, away from the tread and the wheel! I hadn't checked the pressure in a while, but the other side still had 30 psi on the same setup. Back to the gear door...couldn't source a good used one quickly, but Don Maxwell came thru with his in-house sheet metal whiz. I'll post more later after I get it back from paint tomorrow. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  11. FWIW, I ordered my MT 8 years ago at OSH with a show discount. It arrived in November if my memory serves. I'm fortunate to have a distributor local to me that assembled it and let me pick it up in my truck for installation in my hangar with my mechanic. I ordered directly thru MT and not a US shop, but YMMV these days. I'm still very happy with it. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  12. KSMooniac

    G500 TXi Upgrade

    Don, would you be happy with the GFC500 if it interfaced with the TXi? Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  13. KSMooniac

    1967 M20E parting out

    A whole mess of Mooney Brittain parts popped up on eBay earlier in the week. There is a complete system on Beechtalk as well that may have a lot of common parts too. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  14. KSMooniac

    FAA Form 337 KCS-55/55A

    I may be mistaken, but those avionics are TSO parts and wouldn't need an STC or field approval since the TSO standard serves as approved data for installation. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  15. KSMooniac

    201LM visors?

    I can't answer definitively but I'd bet more than a dollar that the mounting provisions are there hiding under the plastic. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk