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About Amelia

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    KEDE, Edenton, NC
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    1999 M20S Screaming Eagle

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  1. Amelia

    MooneySpace Member Map

    You could add a star to the pins where Mooniacs have space for RONs.. inviting a PM from pilots weathered in or passing through. We enjoy guests when it works out.
  2. Amelia

    50-state club

    Make it dear Bob pointed out, I’m not getting any younger!
  3. Amelia

    50-state club

    Well, my eyes, at least, are now younger! Some years ago, one a dark and stormy night, I got out a stack of logbooks stretching back to the mid70s, and began ticking off States. The Midwest and New England were easy, back in C172 days. We stopped often for fuel and toddler potty stops.. And Our Hero had Continuing Education requirements before the days of Internet seminars, so we went places.(Guess who picked the courses he attended?) A couple of trips to California, Colorado, and Vancouver, BC, meant, landing every couple of leisurely hours. Frequent trips from Ohio to see my family in Alabama and Florida added more gas stop states. Pretty soon, I lacked only Oklahoma and Arkansas in the Lower 48, plus Hawaii and Alaska. My MIL lived on Waikiki Beach, so I arranged to rent a 172 at HNL with a delightful CFI who moonlighted as an anesthesiologist. After 25 years in a Mooney, I wondered if I could still fly a Skyhawk. So easy and comfortable! It was a wonderful circumavigation of Oahu, with the instructor in charge of the radio, and tour-guiding. MIL swore it was much better than the helo tours. I so highly recommend that experience. OK and AR were on purpose, just to say we did. (Air Race stops didn’t count, because I was not PIC.) so now, I lack only Saskatchewan in Lower Canada, and Alaska. Maybe next summer!
  4. Amelia

    Hurricane Flo - Recovery

    Darn. Missed this one, and it would have been so easy for me. I tried to sign up, too late, but I don’t think it worked. Can you keep me on your next-time list?
  5. Amelia

    EI Engine monitors?

    I had a UBG-16 in my 231, chosen because the CS Guy was so nice. Had nothing but trouble with it, one broken wire after another. Maybe too much vibration? Replaced it with a JPI 730 then upgraded to 830, never had any more trouble. Still happy with JPI in the current airplane. UBG-16 with wiring harness, but no probes, for sale cheap. Factory yellow tagged. Make offer.
  6. 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?
  7. 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? “
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Amelia

    STEC 3100 Digital Autopilot

    Bay Avionics. Hampton Roads, VA. Good guys.
  11. 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.
  12. Amelia

    STEC 3100 Digital Autopilot

    Yeah. What Bob said. How long do I have to plan my bank heist?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.