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  1. Copier, See if you can find his contact info. Sometimes sending them a PM will auto link to an email they have set up. otherwise the have three post in the last six years... last log in was in 2015... Best regards, -a-
  2. There is an interesting thread named army, navy, Air Force, coast guard..... People have listed the planes they flew in the service. This one really belongs amongst the ones over there. Best regards, -a-
  3. Don't forget the poor under appreciated knee board light dimmer! Best regards, -a-
  4. If your seeing goofy EGT data, that may be a hint... Take a look at what happened to the sensor or it's insulation. If the EGT sensor is loose in its hole, it will be leaking exhaust which is quite hot at that point. You may be smelling exhaust, or something burning or getting burned by the hot exhaust. Are you able to uncowl and look? Otherwise, it's a good time to talk with your mechanic... PP thoughts, not a mechanic. Best regards, -a-
  5. F, See if this works.... There are a few threads. windshield install&item=21051 Best regards, -a-
  6. The power of MS... Very impressive! Plan C, consider using UV curing inks. They stick to plastics pretty well and chemically solidify initiated by a UV light source. The cured ink resists wear moderately well. Wear resistance is improved by being below the surface that finger actually touches. Packaging / commercial polymer engineering 102, not the ordinary PP stuff I usually go with... Best regards, -a-
  7. Nice review of the steps you took and the people you have met on the good journey. Somebody around here was making modern aluminum replacements for the hinged door holder opener thing. Ask, if interested. Somebody else will remember more of the details than I. To ascertain the worn-ness of the gear's lock block, snap a photo of the hole while the gear is up in the wings. A 50 year old block will appear egg shaped and will have a step worn into it. The original hole was a perfect cylinder shape. The wear makes the gear feel like it is locked in place. But it won't be... there is a test for knowing that the gear is down and locked, it is called the thumb nail test. Aside from that, pulling down on the handle without pushing the unlock button is a pretty good test. This is from old memories of a '65C... Best regards, -a-
  8. Welcome aboard, Kevin. Stand by for some advice from somebody that has answers.... Best regards, -a-
  9. I remember laser sailing and having somebody or something steal my wind... One moment you are hiking out over the high side of the hull, feet under the strap in the bilge, planing on the water's surface at (relatively speaking) high speed, everything is so nicely balanced... next thing you know, the sail has luffed, your head is heading for the water, quickly... Hudson river sailing in the mid 80s... 1/2 mile away from NYC. Thanks for sharing this idea. I now have some more previous experience and logic that I can use again. Fun times, -a-
  10. Left horn: PTT, AP (trim, CWS, disconnect) Right horn: nothin' Best regards, -a-
  11. Let me be the first to throw the wrong answer in the ring... 1) I know that one day my cognitive skills and or my physical skills are not going to pass the test. 2) I know that somebody else is going to want to make that decision for me. 3) I know that there is going to be some fighting to put that day off as long as possible. 4) I have seen plenty of physical therapy and seen some cognitive therapy work up close. 5) I work with people trying to regain these skills after injuries. 6) I am impressed with what I have learned from these fine people... 7) Eat right, get physical exercise, fly like Bennet into your eighties... 8) Continue with your cognitive exercise... reading, writing, puzzles, whatever you like.... 9) Use a desktop flight sim, they make great cognitive exercise equipment. 10) Only retire when you are ready. One day you will wake up and say, 'I just don't feel like it' 11) in the mean time select the right days for flying... 12) A few MS members have had health issues. Nothing like cardiac arrest or brain issues to make you reconsider your flying lifestyle. These people have found ways to keep flying... 13) If it is only getting older driving the decision, I would add some focus to the physical and cognitive exercise and consult a food specialist to work on dietary needs. We have one at our local grocery store that works with customers with their special needs... 14) when you find an exercise that works, add a way to measure your skills. Count the reps, use a timer. You will be able to tell a good day from a not so good day. There are also fitbit devices that can help you with counting exercise and how good your sleep is. 15) If you haven't given up smoking yet. Today would be a great day to start. Consult your doctor, some of the meds are paid for nowadays.... 16) not being able to fly is in the plan. Not being able to drive is worse. Not being able to walk makes things really difficult. 17) if all it really takes is to eat right and exercise to keep flying, I would consider joining a gym, jog on the inbetween days, read a lot of MS and fly the MSFT FS, but I'm not there yet! 18) never give up, there is going to be another day with something important to do. 19) Risk analysis... only you know if it is worth it. If there are people depending on you to be alive you have more things to consider. until that day, fly on! Positive thoughts coming your way... Is that the kind of thing you were thinking? Reminder I am only a PP, not a therapist Best regards, -a-
  12. Any info regarding who the pilot is? Tail number? MS member? prayers, -a-
  13. Randy, your avatar would be a great place for a photo of the Velocity. got an IO550 in that? Best regards, -a-
  14. Ever watch stars slowly align... I would bet an Eagle would make a great hauler of grandchildren. Unfortunately, I haven't heard from either of the two regarding the buying or selling of a nice Eagle. Hoping to hear an announcement soon... Best regards, -a-
  15. Mooney had started a project back in 2008 or so, announced the engine supplier, RR... The economy was already excelerating towards disaster when this announcement was made. in the meantime... I plan to buy one of the first used ones that becomes available. It will take about 15 years after the first deliveries begin to occur. How's that for long term planning? Best regards, -a-