KSMooniac

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  1. We need to wait for the next product in this category. The TXi stuff has been incubating for years, and is not the reaction to Dynon's release at OSH. Hopefully it comes by the spring... Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  2. Nav/Com Advice

    Definitely go straight for the -900 instead of the -830. Leave enough slack in the wire harnesses so you can move it around in the future too in case you do another round of upgrades. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  3. Nav/Com Advice

    I know you're not on the Garmin train, but the G5 (and likely whatever comes next) will only interface with their latest nav/com boxes, and none of the legacy stuff...keep that in mind for future upgrades and potential resale. I'd say SL30 at a minimum. I think it might be false economy to do a new install of an old radio like a KX-155 or similar these days. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  4. Amphibian Rockets

    If it didn't get into the panel and engine, it might be a viable project for someone that likes to tinker. Perhaps re-wing it. Won't be an easy fix/flip, but for someone that wants a Rocket it might work. There aren't many, and none are getting made so it becomes a matter of how bad sometime might want it to fly again. We all know warbirds are retrieved from lakes or even the ocean and restored... so it is possible but the economics might not pencil out. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  5. Amphibian Rockets

    It will most likely go up for blind auction, so it is hard to say what it will bring, and sale prices aren't disclosed. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  6. Amphibian Rockets

    I'm not... Way too busy with plans for my J to make it perfect for me to consider another one. I didn't think about wires wicking...that would be the gift that keeps on giving! Gremlins for years. The rest could be mitigated, I think, but I could be very naive. At some point it doesn't make sense, but some enterprising fellow could perhaps make it work. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  7. Amphibian Rockets

    Damn, that is sad. I saw a J up for auction due to Harvey as well... I would think some sweat equity labor cleaning out the belly/wing/tanks could save ones like this, but perhaps not. The J auction does not include the data plate so I guess it won't fly again as a whole plane. I hate to see a Rocket go away... Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  8. Introductory Light Jet flight?

    I got to fly in a Challenger 300 this evening. Wow! Nice front office. Really nice lounge in back. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  9. Introductory Light Jet flight?

    I've heard of many right seat shortages in my area as well...I'm close to finally starting on comm & multi just to have some opportunities to fly something else and let others pay for a change. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  10. Oil Change, what are you using

    17 ft lbs and oil coating for me. Get the Tempest filter...they're building far better products than Champion these days. They have a new filter that doesn't need lube, but there are old ones still in circulation. (I bought an old version a couple weeks ago.) Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  11. Upgrade from C to K? Should we??

    Mid body fuselages got additional ~5" in rear seat leg room and ~5" in baggage room over the shorter versions. If you get an '82+ K you'll get the removable/folding rear seats that will greatly enhance your cargo carrying ability. Several FL pilots here will extol the value of a turbo to get above the heat, bumps, and clouds easily. I don't think any one of them regrets the choice! Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  12. Engine Monitor

    I've read several articles that say there is already not enough shop capacity to install ADS-B equipment in the fleet before the deadline. Perhaps that might be alleviated slightly with the advent of new products like Garmin's new box that just needs a power and antenna connection that can be done by any A&P. Engine monitor installation isn't difficult, just tedious. If you're DIY-inclined, it is a great opportunity to add some sweat equity if you have a good relationship with a mechanic or shop. Installation for a primary replacement, like the EDM-900 or similar, can easily run over 40 hours for an experienced installer, or 50+ in my case. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  13. Liferaft?

    I bought a 4-person EAM from a local antique/junk store last year for $44. . I haven't sent it off for recertification yet but couldn't resist that deal. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  14. Yoke sticky , hanging up

    Tri flow is the correct answer. You might want to lube everything else in the system all the way to the elevators too. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  15. Fuel Tank Reseal - Expensive...

    Not sure bladders ever got approved for the long bodies, either. I'm with Don. I'm a petty dedicated DIY-er, but happily wrote the check in Willmar many years ago to fix my J tanks. I figured the expert would know the tricks for those naggy little details to get it done correctly the first time, where I might need several tries to get it done. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk