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Seth last won the day on July 19 2018

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About Seth

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  • Birthday 12/03/1981

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    Rockville, MD
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    Aviation, Athletics, Piano, Finance, world domination, being a darn good father and husband
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    '83 M20J Missile 300

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  1. Stephen- Byron has created a DIY dehumidifier he uses with his and his wife Becca's M20J. Byron or Becca, either of you two around? -Seth
  2. I used Turo just for the first time this past weekend. I flew to Southbridge, MA for a wedding in Old Sturbridge. The enterprise closed at noon Saturday, and the local guy in town was not really responsive, so I went with Turo. Closest car was an Audi R8!! It was also my wife's dream car. So, I made a deal to take the guy for a flight and we lowered some of the costs. It was a blast to drive and she was giddy about it. I had a good experience and moving forward she wants us to use Turo to get a unique car when we take trips just the two of us. -Seth
  3. Man I miss you guys. Let’s get a breakfast/lunch flight together soon. -Seth
  4. Yes it is official. Mooney Summit VII registration is live. We sent notice to previous attendees prior to announcing it here. Registration is Open! We should have hotel accommodations announced soon as well. Thank you to everyone who has sent feedback via email, survey, Mooney Space, or verbally. We are always evolving and trying to improve Mooney Summit. This year we may need some more volunteers for a few times including babysitting the FAA PROTE unit and assisting with Ramp access at ECP. I’ll announce once those details are ready. We will continually update the agenda and add details as they become official. I’ll try to post here when the updates are significant. We are all looking forward to seeing everyone in late September if not before. -Seth
  5. That is quite a dent!!! When mine was damaged it was much much smaller than that. Enough to warrant replacement, but really annoying because it was such a small dent. I think I know the guilty party but I could not prove it so I ended up paying for the repair myself. -Seth
  6. Would love to understand real L39 operating costs at some point. Acquisition is not terrible, but what about Autopilot, etc . . . flying above FL180. This would be thread drift so maybe start a separate topic about flying the L39? -Seth
  7. Have you had that much success with the pencil?
  8. Alright, my 2019 or 2020 deal at Oshkosh or another time may be an audio panel upgrade. It may also be a Garmin 430W trade in and audio panel upgrade. It may be more (replacement of KX-165 if the faceplate keeps getting worse). Aircraft: 1983 Mooney M20J Missile 300 Equipment: King Auto Pilot, Garmin 430W, GTX345 Transponder, KX165 COM/NAV 2, Aera 660 panel mounted screen receiving flow from 430W AND traffic/weather from GTX 345. Aera 660 also has emergency AHRS page. Normal steam six pack. So audio panels: I have a King KMA24 from the factory. I have a separate signtronics intercom. On the shelf I have a used Garmin GMA340. I was going to install this at some point, but I have recently flown with a Garmin GMA350 or whatever is in the 2018 Cirrus aircraft and really liked it (I also liked the playback feature so I can check back and see what a controller said). So now I'm thinking of buying that instead or doing a PS Engineering job. -I know a swap of the KMA24 for the GMA340 does not work. You'd have to add wiring, change tray, probably replace wiring. -I know there's a drop in same tray version of a PS Engineering system where you add new wiring that would replace the KMA24 and give me an intercom in one unit. -I don't like the idea of doing two jobs, but maybe I replace the slide in option, do the wiring for the itercom hook up, and then wait until I do my larger job at some point in the future. The idea was to have close to an all Garmin panel even though I do like outside technology. I went with a GTX345 as the base of my system instead of the Lynx, even though the Lynx has a real display. I plan to get a Garmin 750 in the end to replace my 430 (trade in at some point or private sale). For my #2 NAV/Com, I'll do something, haven't decided what yet. That's why I was thinking Garmin 340 audio panel which is just sitting on my shelf at home. But after use of the 350, well, I'm not going to put the 340 in. So . . . PS Engineer, Garmin 350, do something in between, I'm still a few year out from the 750. For the big job I'll rewire everything. For this smaller one, I may not unless you convince me to do so. My sigtronics intercom can be touchy - it can sometimes cause some unwanted sounds if touched wrong. Sometimes the buttons on the KMA24 can cause static. It's fine for now, but they have both served the plane well it's entire life and my 7 years of ownership. Will do something at some point and I want to come up with a plan A, B, and C. It may be do nothing until the big job. So give me ideas, spend my money for me, and help confuse me so in the end I make a good decision. -Seth
  9. Thank you for staying with MooneySpace and sharing information with us outside of the Mooney world. Congrats on the new S35!! -Seth
  10. 10 Years ago this morning is when Captain Sully landed the stricken A320 on the Hudson. Amazing still to think about/read about/hear about. Good training, good execution, good work. -Seth
  11. That may be a topic for me if we have another kid. -Seth
  12. Yes - having small kids limits time available. I have a 1 and 3 year old. My flying dropped considerably the last few years. -Seth