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  1. Had the same issue with foggy '77 green windows. Went with the thicker LP Aero Plastic side windows, upgraded to the larger pilot side window opening STC, and added an opening window to the co-pilot side. Fantastic upgrades, and the solar gray looks so much better!
  2. Ha. My wife and I just saw 3 guys cruising on one wheels on a gravel park trail. Except they bolted a piece of plywood on top for a platform, then screwed a cheap lawn chair onto that. Maneuvering with just a little bit of arm and leg weight shifting, it was quite a site to see. Not sure how they got on to start the process, but I wish I would have taken some video of them zipping along the trails.
  3. Speaking of Bike Fridays, I will attest that the Family Tandem will fit through the baggage door of a J, and is compact enough that the entire bike sits in the baggage area below the top of the back seat. Just hauled ours from CA to NJ and back. It takes up significantly less space than our two single folders, and as a bonus I can leave the back seat up and use it.
  4. Jaeger offered an owner-assist when I redid mine. Took a vacation week off and did a father-son build in lovely Wilmar, MN. Turned out very well, and glad I went that direction.
  5. You know -- I'll have to check that out!
  6. Stumbled on a low priced, new Klixon switch source -- complete with ugly pale green covers. This one is only 3 amps, but at $63 bucks, is the cheapest new Klixon I've ever seen, and is appropriate for some LED applications. https://peerlesselectronics.com/20tc2-bg-3-circuit-breaker 37 in stock as of today. Bought it, had it installed, it fits on the busbar, and it works just as it should! Thought someone here might be interested.
  7. Same here. Flat wingtips, 2 strobes there, none on the tail. Looks like this mid-body configuration could use a tailbeacon.
  8. The discussion was the warm air spill-over from the oversized cowl vents up front. The side vent is in that path. More air goes in than can flow through the cylinders, swirls around, and spills out the sides. Lopresti made the cowl openings smaller in the initial J, but not small enough.
  9. I have a ‘77 midbody J with a Grimes incandescent bulb, no strobe on the tail. Why would the tailbeacon be incompatible?
  10. Have seen reports that putting the OAT in the pilot side air inlet at knee level will cause it to read high during cruise, due to warm air spillover from the cowl. Mine does in a J Further out and under the wing was said to be preferable. Wish I had had known that then.
  11. Also -- solvents! Both acrylic and polycarbonate windows are each very susceptible to crazing and damage from certain solvents, in particular where there are stress points from installation or the original forming process. Perhaps even more so than UV. The safest cleaner to use is an acrylic safe polish or cleaner. I've never understood the variety of stuff people use instead of buying the right product for the application. It's not even that much more expensive. Having been in the manufacturing industry with these materials, I have seen variations on the video below inadvertently demonstrated too many times, with either crazing or cracking as the end result. There are many sources of compatibility charts. http://www.holophane.com/hlp_library/brochures/HL-2445.pdf https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjrwpS1nKDXAhVE34MKHQ1YBxQQFghIMAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.allplastics.com.au%2Fcomponent%2Fdocman%2Fdoc_download%2F173-allplastics-perspex-chemical-resistance-pdf%3FItemid%3D&usg=AOvVaw2li7k6D2MN0UzRlPeCwCz9 And data from our window manufacturers: http://www.lpaero.com/careins.html Why risk some untested product on our expensive windows? And if you can't find a local source for Aircraft window cleaners, motorcycles and boats also have the same acrylic.
  12. Spoke with Dan and added my name to his list. He said he is meeting with the machinist this week and anticipates the production run to be ready in 4-6 weeks, but will know more after they talk.
  13. Just got mine installed today. Oversized on pilot side, and regular sized on the copilot. Can't wait to get it out after the adhesive cures and try them out!
  14. Just looked at Jim's web site. It seems his refurb includes attachments, but they should be squawked...
  15. For replacements, sure. The Mooney ones are vac formed sheet, and mine are crumbling.
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