amillet

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    : Sequim, WA (W28)
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    N1084L
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    '97 J

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  1. Mags are at 500h so now I’m at the crossroads, what to do. New Slick? Sending for OH or Surefly ignition? Our factory reman now has 428 hours with annual due in April. I’m leaning towards putting a Surefly on rather than overhaul that one
  2. I could probably scrape up $5K. What % ownership would that buy me?
  3. I still think of my 23 year old J model as almost new. Maybe I’m comparing it to 43 year old J models
  4. https://mooneyspace.com/topic/28111-should-one-leave-the-tanis-plugged-in-for-winter/?do=findComment&comment=463692
  5. If the breather tube has a whistle hole vent (the IO&360 does) it needs to be plugged if you’re injecting the dry air through it.
  6. https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2017/june/15/new-bendixking-repair-policy-delayed-60-days looks like BK has stuck to this policy two years later. Executive Autopilots flat rate was 1/3 of the BK quoted rate back then
  7. Our J has the Ovation style interior. The rear seat backs slide up and off the square tube frame. Those tubes fold completely into the seat pan cavity where the bottom cushions fit.
  8. At times I think going with the KI 300 seems like a good idea when the KI 256 gives up the ghost, but my recent experience with a bad trim servo reminds me of limited service options in the future. The trim servo needed a transistor replaced. BK refused to send a copy of the circuit board diagram to Executive Autopilots. My serial number servo was newer than the publicly released diagrams. David at Executive Autopilots was able to reverse engineer it. He also calibrated HSI to autopilot to correct the one dot localizer error I have had for a while. Total under 1 AMU. I believe I recall reading BK’s flat rate servo repair charge is $2600?
  9. The coast route is beautiful (when you can see it). I’ve flown it several times. On a similar flight a couple of years ago a Bonanza flying V23 Parallel to me at 12000 reported picking up ice. I was fine at 8000 along the coast. There are few airports but not much difference than flying over the Cascades on V23.
  10. That is the route I flew down. It was already snowing inland and MEA is higher there and I was worried about ice
  11. Return trip. The trim servo was the culprit. Bad transistor replaced. Despite BK refusing to send copy of circuit board diagram. My serial number servo was newer than the publicly released diagrams. David at Executive Autopilots was able to reverse engineer it. He also calibrated HSI to autopilot to correct the one dot error I have had for a while. Total under 1 AMU. I’m a satisfied customer. Just got ahead of the big storm hitting Sacramento right now. Got some nice tailwinds for a while. Flew right over Lamson Field, home of Lake Aero. 4:20 flight. In clouds about 4 hours of that.
  12. KHWO is where we picked up N1084L almost 15 years ago to fly her back to the west coast
  13. Flew to Sacramento to have Executive Autopilots fix my KFC 150 on Monday, that suddenly wouldn’t pass the self test. Trim servo is suspected by them. Stopped overnight in Redmond OR. Flew by Mt. Shasta. Didn’t it used to have a snow/ice pack on top like Mt. Rainier?
  14. Y’all need to watch more “alien” shows on the History Channel. Well soon have anti-gravity propulsion
  15. Next time you fly check VS at Vy, then transition to 120 and check VS. I believe you’ll find they are close.