Amelia

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About Amelia

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  1. Amelia

    Articulating seat

    When I learned of pedal extensions, I went out to the airport armed with 2x4 blocks and broccoli rubber bands, to try the two sizes out.The airport manager, who likes to keep an eye on things, caught me in the act. Wanted to know what in the hell I thought I was doing. I emerged from my very-awkward head-under-the-panel position, pointed to the newly installed 1.5” extensions, assured him I possessed the STC for these remarkable new budget-friendly options. I thought the poor fellow was going to have a stroke. Such fun to pull his chain. I did resist the urge to close the door and yell, “Clear!” but explained, ever so carefully, that I may be crazy, but I ain’t stupid.. Or is that the other way around?
  2. Amelia

    STEC 3100 Digital Autopilot

    I bugged my favorite Avionics guy again, and I think my po has been sent. Maybe twice. What gives? Plaintive voice from the back seat: “Are we there yet? “
  3. Amelia

    Articulating seat

    Oregon Aero cushions are good, come in several configurations; at 5’4”, my 2” tweed seat cushion was helpful, but not a perfect solution. 1.5” pedal extensions were also, good, but 3” would have been bette. Let’s face it: these Mooneys were made for tall, thin pilots. Finally, I found a nice set of articulating seats, and bought them, am very happy.. (They came with a lovely Mooney Screaming Eagle wrapped around them. ) Now I need to find another pair of pedal extensions, and finally, short, pudgy Grandma will be sittin’ pretty.
  4. Hi. Weather here in coastal Carolinas is interesting. It is what you find when you get here. Soon as I say late October is glorious, we’ll have a late hurricane, buckets of rain and gusty wind. At least you have plenty of warning. Same for spring. Gorgeous in late April, early May, until a front roars through with lines of big thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes. Pick whatever works best, and have a plan B. And C. Edenton, NC is lovely, has free room and board for Mooniacs, if you know who to call.
  5. Amelia

    STEC 3100 Digital Autopilot

    Bay Avionics. Hampton Roads, VA. Good guys.
  6. Amelia

    STEC 3100 Digital Autopilot

    I’ve put in a request with my favorite Avionics shop, but with new ownership and a routine visit from the feds, not sure how high on their list of priorities my paperwork is.
  7. Amelia

    STEC 3100 Digital Autopilot

    Yeah. What Bob said. How long do I have to plan my bank heist?
  8. Amelia

    STEC 3100 Digital Autopilot

    I have an S-TEC30in my M20-S, which is, um, better than nothing, I guess, but needs far too much babysitting, This new box sure is tempting..I may have to call my favorite Avionics guy.
  9. Amelia

    Runaway trim!

    I learned, as demonstrated by my guardian angel Mooney-owner CFI friend,, that with full nose-up jammed trim, if the pilot selects full flaps and reduces power, the pressure is quite manageable. Wish I’d known that then! In the much lamented 231’s case, it was a purely mechanical jammed stab-trim issue, and as it turned out, a malfunction Mooney was well aware of, but had not widely disseminated a cure for. No electrical issue, trim wheel was jammed, too.Something to do with the clutch plate. Mooney subsequently issued a Service Letter, so that every mechanic who touches a Mooney of that model should know the fix for it.
  10. Amelia

    It might be overhaul time...

    I claim zero expertise, but my brother loved his Winchester-done Continental IO 550 in his C182. It is still running perfectly with good compressions at 2000 hours, but says there’s a gummint mandatory, though unnecessary overhaul. He has scheduled his next one there for this summer. Said they were prompt, did beautiful work, and he expects the next one will last him the rest of his career.
  11. Thanks for the recommendation. The good man at Zeftronics talked to the good man at KBJJ, and it was decided that there was likely nothing wrong with the voltage regulator. Thus we are richer by two 24-volt batteries and one alternator and accessories, and poorer by a couple of AMUs, but the trip home went well, and the new purchases behaved themselves.
  12. Amelia

    Marvin K. Mooney

    Ah. So I now see. Po’ ol’ deah—Bless its heart. My toddlers loved the book, and we had to read “K-Mooney” every blessed night for a couple of years. 70B is, at least for now, called The Beast.
  13. Dear friends, anybody know where I can find an a outage regulator for my 1999 M20S, Screaming Eagle? Fast? The mechanic here in NE OH has found an alternator to replace the one that gave up the ghost, and it should arrive on Friday, but the part number for the voltage regulator evidently doesn’t exist in the (non-Mooney) real world. The mechanic says when the alternator goes, the voltage regulator is likely not far behind. p/n VR 940 151-505. Advice most welcome.
  14. Amelia

    Marvin K. Mooney

    Lovely. I infer that is a certain 1980 231, repaired, renumbered and repainted? I still truly miss Marvin. This 20S one is grand, but not my comfortable old friend.
  15. Aw, Mike, I'm actually 5'4", or was once,, barefoot, like any good Southern girl, (now in both directions, alas) and with the seat cranked all the way up, I can see over well enough.. MIght try to get my old rudder pedal extensions back, though.