Rustler

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    Taos, NM
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    N414MS
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    1981 M20K-231

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  1. Rustler

    Anyone using an auracle 2101 engine monitor

    Oh, I don't know. Here's a picture of a JPI 930 installed in a large hole in the panel. I really like it flush mounted.
  2. Rustler

    Cabin light bulbs

    I have 8, 4 in the rear light fixture and 4 in the front one. While each of the fixtures is capable of operation with the master off, it is usually the front one that is the culprit because of its proximity to the door. I haven't gone to the effort of figuring out how long the battery would last if one were to leave them all on overnight, but I suspect it would be a considerable period. Could you engineer the relay small enough to fit in the fixture itself?
  3. Rustler

    Cabin light bulbs

    Don-- Why not replace the 1816s with LEDs? The equivalent number is BA9S-WWHP5 at superbrightleds.com. There are 8 of them. You can get the LED in either warm or cook renditions.
  4. Rustler

    "Specialty" shops

    I thought you took a Cardinal to Rome.
  5. Rustler

    231 Interior Colors

    Hector at Aero Comfort has carpet almost that color. He'll ship you samples.
  6. Rustler

    Electric AI backup options

    When I rejuvenated my panel and removed the vacuum system, I installed a PFD1000 Pro and a Sandia Quattro. The units are independent and each has its own backup battery. Works well and there is no clutter.
  7. Rustler

    Fly Q

    Don-- I tried Foreflight and didn't particularly like it. I use WingX Pro but recently went all out for FlyQ and find it the best for me. You can use it concurrently (I do with WingX) with any other program you're using without interference. It is intuitive, contains a wealth of features, and the company is sound as far as I can tell. They respond almost immediately to questions you have. I don't think they will offer the lifetime subscription again, but I'm not sure. Their FlyQ Online is pretty nice, too.
  8. Rustler

    MT Propeller

    Ditto Don's remarks. The weight delta was a big issue to me; that's a lot of weight from which the crankshaft is relieved over an extended period of time. It might be interesting to see if there is a study about the replacement of crank seals with MTs and heaview props. Sam, I responded to your message; if you didn't get it, let me know.
  9. Any Chance you are still running the MT 3-Blade Composite? I am looking to see if anyone can give me some info on how it has been over the long haul!?

    1. Rustler

      Rustler

      Sam--

      I am not, since I no longer own N3832H. She is owned by a fellow named Chase Cormier, 20703 Woodcluster Lane, Houston, TX. I've talked to him several times in San Marcos, and I'm sure he'd be glad to chat with you about it. He's a cop, I think, so you'd probably get the straight stuff.

      Without a doubt, if I ever needed a new prop on my M20K, I'd put an MT on it. I liked the increased acceleration, the smoothness, and the reduced cabin noise level.  I might also add that the delta in weight between the MT and the original prop was in the neighborhood of 8-9 pounds, a significant reduction in the moment on the crankshaft.There have been some problems with the stainless leading-edge strip supposedly causing some sort of delamination, but I never experienced that. 

      I've read some of the snotty remarks about MT in general--Florida office?--but never experienced that. In fact, that office couldn't have been more helpful or knowledgeable. Then again, I usually have absolutely no problem with vendors because I take time to listen to them, not tell them how things are. Amazing how well that works.

      If you have any other wuestions, please don't hesitate to message me.

       

       

         
    2. SAMFOX

      SAMFOX

      Sam,

      Thanks for the note back, it is amazing how far common courtesy will go!!! Hope you are enjoying your K. I have really enjoyed my J...only had it a year but is always fun to fly! 

  10. Rustler

    Recommend me a new insurance broker

    Over the years, for several airplanes, I have used Aircraft and Marine Assurance, Vancouver, WA, 800.466.4944. They are great folks to work with and are very thorough in their analyses of the policies they recommend. Can't beat 'em.
  11. Rustler

    Casteels Move to Smithville

    Well, I'll go for the district extra the city, but prosperous may be open to interpretation. Smithville is just sort of out there.
  12. The town of Smithville, TX, has announced the hiring of J.D and Laura Casteel (Southwest Texas Aviation) to run the FBO at Smithville's Crawford Airport. http://www.statesman.com/news/local/smithville-hires-fixed-based-operator-for-crawford-municipal-airport/0ioQIORNZ8Sde0lNoVkD9M/ Congratulations!
  13. Rustler

    Robotow Tug For Sale

    It is no longer available. I bought it from John some time ago.
  14. Don-- My guess is that this guy was from Colorado. They have leafy green engine break-in enhancement tools for sale there.