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  1. Uber’s Pipedream

    Where are you going to park one of these contraptions?. To be competitive with the automobile it needs to fit in my car garage or any underground parking area. You can not even park it on the side of the road. And most roof tops are inclined. Maybe you can drop passengers on a rope. And when you get to your destination you have to wait for recharge, while in a car you just fill up (if needed) and go. And if one of those props fail you go down quickly. While in car a flat tire is a minor event. I think I will keep my M20J and make use of the crew car at the FBO. José
  2. Dead Battery...DOH!

    The problem with the cabin lights is that they are connected directly to the battery bypassing the master switch. I connected mine to the stall warning buzzer +line at the front ceiling switch. This only allows the lights to be turned on when the master is on. José
  3. Gear and Stall horn issue

    Karson I noticed that you mistaken the gear alert for the stall alert. I had the same problem and replaced the factory buzzers for a voice warning device. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/voicegearalert.php?clickkey=2217090 The warnings are easy to understand since they come through the headsets. José
  4. Happiness...

    Woow!!! you do #2 on it. Post pictures. José
  5. I installed a UBG-16 myself on my M20J and never had a problem. And my #1 COM is 20 Watts (GNS 530AW) and the HF is 100 Watts. The interference problem with the COM could be related to the antenna location of each COM. If COM 1 uses the forward antenna then it is likely RF is leaking into the UBG-16 through the plastic cowling into the CHT/EGT wiring or through the plastic glareshield. Try contact cleaner on the UBG-16 connector. José
  6. I had the same problem in Pittsburgh at 8F last Xmas. Sprayed WD-40 with the nozzle into seal and after 5 minutes the door opened. A tip from one of the locals is to spray WD-40 all around the seal before flight or just before winter. José
  7. Icing encounter

    Try MEK for your teeth, it really whiten them.
  8. Icing encounter

    If the ram air inlet is open engine roughness is likely in icing conditions. Rain-X stays longer on the wing than WD-40.
  9. Icing encounter

    I am impress with your memory. I found out that the Mooney can tolerate ice pretty well but the speed drops. Something that may help you on your next icing adventure is to apply Rain-X for plastic on the wing leading edge and propeller. José
  10. Avidyne marketing methods...

    Wonder what does Avidyne do with the old GNS they get on the exchange. Do they sell them anywhere like on eBay? Does Avidyne has a senior discount? José
  11. What Jacks do you Reccommend?

    I made this tail hold down by screwing a screw bolt onto the concrete to hold down a piece of wood that anchors to the tail bracket. Easy to install and remove by 65+ pilots.
  12. Control yoke switches for Century IIb

    I removed the switch completely, never used and never saw its utility. It was also causing momentary A/P disconnects. José
  13. Apply Rain-X for plastic http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/rainx09-05319.php?msclkid=cb4c2e12386a136f7b4974b4d3653123&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=CPCS - Shopping - NB - Desktop&utm_term=4580977758698486&utm_content=All Products on the lens before flight. José
  14. Bad day for Mooney’s on Spruce Creek

    Gear up warning buzzer can easily be mistaken by a stall warning, specially when turning base to final. The voice warning provides a distinctive indication of the type of warning. José
  15. Bad day for Mooney’s on Spruce Creek

    I have one of these voice gear alert, and found it to be a must to have. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/voicegearalert.php?clickkey=46870 José