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  1. MBD... You have found the eternal MS struggle... The answer isn’t very hard. You have to compare yourself to other MSers... 1) Do you like reading equipment specs? 2) Can you remember 50 lines of specs from each vendor? 3) Are you adept at integrating electronic devices... home stereos, televisions, video games, DVD players, etc... 4) Do you look forward to getting the newest box each year? 5) Or do you hate when a box literally gets too old compared to the industry? What is that new TV plug that all the new devices use called? Whatever happened to RGB cables...? There is a great company that makes the best audio panel and gives great support on MS... There is a great company that makes the best engine monitor and gives great support on MS... There is a great company that makes the best Transponder... There is a great company that makes the best spare digital AI... There is a great company that makes the best... Transponder... Then, there is Big G... that makes some pretty good stuff that is mostly integrated nearly all of the time... It is hard to go wrong choosing the fully integrated route... don’t look back... The benefit of going with Big G... you are not alone... when a version of software fails... people are sharing the knowledge quickly... The draw back of a highly individual collection of the best devices... your collection of devices is going to be unique compared to the next MSer... you might be the only one with this particular integration challenge... How good do you want to be at integrating electronic boxes? Hanging out with Marauder at a box maker’s presentation is a blast! PP thoughts only, not an electronics technician... Best regards, -a-
  2. Welcome aboard, Marek. +1 for Lasar being familiar with all things Mooney, AND selling all things Mooney around the globe... Best regards, -a-
  3. Seeing if Ken is around today... @KLRDMD... Advice for Mooney PPI around AZ.... Ken’s history has been to buy something that doesn’t need a PPI... Welcome aboard, Corn Flake. Best regards, -a-
  4. Get the O2 reader any ways.... you want to know how well things are working at much lower levels than the standard O2 level... They don’t cost very much in Amu terms... Best regards, -a-
  5. Great additional Pics, Aidan! Any challenges getting tools or other required pieces for your project, from where you are located? Thanks for sharing all the detailed pics. Best regards, -a-
  6. There can be a sensitivity to a boogered gear in the retract system... There is a brass gear that gets messed up when the electric system crosses with the manual system... a situation that occurs when the manual system is accidently engaged without the pilot knowing about it... Not sure how to check for that, but you can read up on the failure around here somewhere.... The only other failure of the long body landing gear that I remember is a broken tube that was no longer set up properly....? PP thoughts only, -a-
  7. Came in vertically, no front gate required... Best regards, -a-
  8. @SheryLoewen Chrixxer is looking for you... ^^^^ Best regards, -a-
  9. Sounds like a good tech question for @M20Doc.... dP for fuel across the fuel servo... IO360. ^^^^ Best regards, -a-
  10. Can you put the TC in hot water? Boiling water, in case you don’t have a second thermometer... 400°F is typical of leaky dog house boxes and crummy seals around the O360... PP thoughts only... Best regards, -a-
  11. Small details like that make you really want the specific Mooney CFI with all the E experience... The 60s were an interesting time... Ralph Nader wasn’t yet an author... people were still smoking in their airplanes... Nader is about to go on tour again... his grand-niece was aboard the Ethiopian 737.... Best regards, -a-
  12. All Mooneys are good... except the wooden tail ones... Fortunately they have all been replaced... M20Bs are pretty too... a few small things here and there got improved upon, so they called that an M20C... More things got improved in 1965, and they called that an M20C... as well... The C’s rudder got extended... you know what they call that one? An M20C. Some of the modifications like a larger rudder throw.... is applicable to the M20B... check the logs to see if anything has been updated like that... There is a list around here somewhere... all the modifications that came out each year... Some Bs might Still be sporting their machine screw hardware on the cowl... newer M20Cs went to fancy Dzus 1/4 turn fasteners For ease of use... Cross wind control is improved with the longer rudder, with the larger rudder throw... PP thoughts only... the 180hp all aluminum Mooney M20B, flys a lot like a180hp M20C.... PPIs are everything... read the log books first... Welcome aboard, -a-
  13. As far as tow bars go... it is fantastic... How it connects inside the nose wheel tow bar hole... the little handle is connected to an expansion mechanism... finger tight, it won’t slip out... pushing back into the hangar... same problem... it can get away from nicely controlled really easy... I mounted a tow ball on the front of my tractor... plane will want to go one way... a different way than you want... Important point.... put some weight on the front of the tractor... about one useless Gill battery weighs about right... hmmm not so uselsess after all.... the weight is important for the plane to go the way you want... A long tow bar is a good idea for pushing... a collision with the plane is only a few feet away... Something to think about when building your own CB solution.... PP thoughts only, not nearly as mechanically inclined as I thought I was... Best regards, -a-
  14. Try the search function.... 1) Garmin buttons are known to be funky... there is some advice written about them... but not guaranteed to be working... 2) +1 for fixing the gear status window... lots of pics around here for that... and it’s lightbulb... 3) +1 for the PC on/off switch... most installations started with a button on the yoke. Always on, until the button push allows air into the system... a few upgraded to a panel switch... typically open/close... 4) stock Dimmer, on/off is on the ceiling next to the torpedo lights... along with a knob that opens the ceiling vent... 5) all the instrument lights are wired to a post behind the pilot’s panel... all the panel light electricity starts at the knob... then goes to that post... M20Es make nice economical planes... PP thoughts only, not a mechanic... And now.... More Formally... welcome aboard, again... Best regards, -a-