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  1. On my M20J I have a voice warning device that alerts me when the gear is up and needs to be extended on approach to land. It works very well and I strongly recommend it. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/voicegearalert.php?clickkey=23923 José
  2. With the electric gear you get the fuel selector in between the seats. This is a more convenient place than in front of the pilot seat (Johnson bar). With my belly I am unable to reach it in the front location but easily in between the seats. José
  3. Cell phone signal reception and transmission depends a lot on where the cell phone is located. If you are holding it with you hands you are attenuating the signal. However if the phone is free standing by itself there is a good chance of signal connection. I have mine Velcro attached to the sun visor. I get WX, texting and voice at 10,000ft most of the time. José
  4. I have my Samsung S7 with Garmin Pilot mounted on the sun visor with Velcro Strip. Very convenient and cheap, $3 for the Velcro strips. This location allows for improved internet reception for WX and texting. On approach is like having a heads up display. I have the same set up in my car and works great when using the GPS on the road. José
  5. I screw in a bolt into the hangar floor to attach a piece of 2 x 4 wood stand when jacking the plane. It works very well with no room taken by the stand. It keeps the plane steady level when you get inside. When done with the annual the stand is easily remove from the floor by removing the attaching nut. José
  6. A 406 MHz only ELT will not let know that airliner above you or that cruise liner on the horizon of your predicament. That is why I have a marine radio onboard. José
  7. It is easier to receive a 121.5 MHz signal at 30nm than a 406 MHz at 10,000 miles. If all the airborne planes listen to 121.5 MHz the chances of a prompt rescue would increase dramatically. This could be accomplished by a scanning feature on the COMs that listen to 121.5 MHz on the background without affecting COM normal operation. I have a third COM (Icom 706) that stay tuned and squelch in the event of an ELT or MAYDAY call. José
  8. Quite a place to visit, specially during winter. Always hazy and ice on the runway. I departed from CYYT to LPAZ enroute to LECU. Gander HF, NY Oceanic HF and Santa Maria HF have excellent signal coverage. Flying into CYYT from LPAZ against headwinds and ice at night was quite an experience that I will not forget.
  9. Grand niece first flight
  10. The corrosion spots don't look bad to me. Just a bit of surface corrosion that can be clean up with sand paper and repainted. This is common in old planes. Check the center spar cap splice on the floor and underneath. This is the water collecting point in Mooneys. José
  11. Mine are all black connectors. Where is the above connector located?
  12. Nice pictures. José
  13. Like on boats and ships, keep painting it. Sea planes have plenty of access panels to easily check for corrosion. José
  14. One low cost and effective way of mounting your device is on the sun visor. I have my cell phone Velcro to it. This location provides good visibility and good signal reception.
  15. With the pilot relief tube there is no need for speed brakes to rush down for a restroom. No messy bottles to empty or fat gel bags to dispose. You just relax and enjoy the flight. José