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  1. Great PIC Stephen! Best regards, -a-
  2. In your Long Body... Charlie weighs are balance bricks put in the area where the batteries are... If you add things like anti ice systems, AC, or an O2 bottle... an equivalent lead weight gets removed... If your nose gets a bit lighter... a similar weight X Distance gets removed from the lead pile... Just how weight and balance works in the long bodies... In other Mooneys... there isn’t as much of a cache of lead in the tail to work with... Keep your eyes on the W and the B... PP Thoughts only, not a mechanic... Best regards, -a-
  3. Hey! A Jezzie sighting! Long time no see... I think we met up at KOSH at the MAPA tent with Mitch about 8 or 9 years ago... GJEZ was undergoing a lot of restoration.... If I’m wrong forgive me.... Other possible places to find acrylic lenses... If Dan is unable... GLAP... https://www.glapinc.com Best regards, -a-
  4. So... What do we know... 1) Water is soluble in gasoline... a small amount, something on the scale of grams per gallon.... 2) The solubility of water increases with temp... or wants to fall out of solution as it gets colder... based on its saturation level... 3) IPA can improve the solubility of water greatly.... molecule for molecule....(sort of) 4) You can get a lot of water to dissolve in gasoline on its own and more with chemical help... 5) As fuel gets sprayed it starts to separate... fuel, water, alcohol... this trio can form a different equilibrium when changing from liquid to vapor state... if the water falls out of solution while the mixture is evaporating... there may be a snow storm occurring inside the fuel system somewhere... 6) If water causes a problem in fuel because cold temperatures make it less soluble... it may be a bad idea to have excess water in the system held in there with alcohol... 7) One thing to decrease the level of saturation... but another thing to absorb even more water by changing the solubility of the water... 8) On those really cold days... make sure all the rain water is gone before adding the IPA... So... the real question is... where do the water molecules fall out of solution, and what do they collect on...? A follow-up thought... if 1% alcohol is good... then 3% must be better... too many ways for alcohol to not be good... we don’t like it very much in our auto fuel... Another thought... Alcohol and acrylic windshields And crazed surfaces go together.... alcohols and polymers are not always close friends... hard to know what the side effects can be until the testing is complete... PP thoughts only, not a chemist... Best regards, -a-
  5. Got pics of the Kit Fox? For the latest factory built Mooneys... the ELT is in front of the tail fin... hiding nicely under a plastic faring, Nobody can see it, and it is somewhat protected from light contact with brush and tall grass.... To change it out requires removing the rivets holding the painted faring in place... +1 for asking questions like this on a user group... seek KitFoxSpace to see if they have one..? Best regards, -a-
  6. Nothing says the Bendix switch is very good either... It has a tendency to wear out after 50years... My M20C’s went 45 years and decided not to work the day it got sold... guess it didn’t like the new owner much... Just because it looks like an ordinary toggle switch... doesn’t mean that it is an ordinary toggle switch either... PP thoughts only, not a mechanic... Best regards, -a-
  7. Great details with pics! Richard! Thanks for sharing all that. Best regards, -a-
  8. Don’t forget... O3 Power comes directly from Rocket engineering... Feel the power..? Go Rocket Engineering! Best regards, -a-
  9. I was going to ask... I was thinking the words MSC maintained would have been in bold letters... Maintenance overseen by M20Doc would be meaningful to any MSer... Not knowing the answer.... I was afraid to bring up something in somebody else’s for sale ad... Best regards, -a-
  10. I cut out some of the excess in my post above... I’m still learning to write... Its possible that something got on the vane or in the switch... Once in the air.... the force of air is pretty strong... as the angle of attack increases.... the split line moves down the front of the leading edge... When the split line gets below the vane, the vane flips up, actuating the switch... How and why this happened Is surely an unknown... unless you bumped into some vertical wind gust and forgot to mention it... You probably would have bumped your head on the ceiling really hard at the same time... Under ordinary conditions such as landing, the vane gets activated right at the moment prior to the wheels touching down... some days the vane sticks on for a few more seconds while the speed bleeds off... Gravity vs wind speed.... So... test it on the ground to see if it is behaving properly... if unsure, see your mechanic... Take it for a slow flight demonstration... at altitude... you should be able to turn the switch on during slow flight... if unsure, see your CFI... PP thoughts only, not a CFI or mechanic... so not making any recommendations outside of ordinary flight for a Mooney... Best regards, -a-
  11. Apparently I’m not very good at addition... For WnB, I use an app for that... Go M20J... gets lots of experience... Your answers come with time... flying the way you fly... to places you like to fly to... F & J are Mid... J is the newer version... Long Body comes with bigger engine, faster speeds, higher fuel burn, more responsibility... K and M are turbo... See Austin’s advice above... No need to rush to go faster and higher... unless you want to take on huge amounts of training to match the responsibility... Go Mooney! -a-
  12. @Parker_Woodruff our local Mooney insurance guy... Parker has been helpful for people finding out what they need for insurance and why it costs so much... and what it takes to get the price down... Best regards, -a-
  13. See if the STC includes it... I recall considering the 4 blade MT... But the MT wasn’t STC’d yet for the O... There were essentially two STCs one to cover the prop, one to cover the 310hp, and one person that didn’t want to charge too much... There is so much data for the acclaim prop.... it was an easy decision to make... Plenty of composite prop data generated over the last eight + years... no fear going that way either... Best regards, -a-
  14. Standby... Somebody will be familiar... There are plenty of people that include experience from outside the Mooney specific world... Best regards, -a-
  15. CCT, You should be able to find installation instructions for your gyro instruments... or one incredibly close to it... If you see vertical panels, it doesn’t necessarily mean their panel has gone without vibration dampers... Sure, you can find somebody that has done it incorrectly... Wearing out the gyro prematurely would be a typical side effect... You can look up the cost of gyro OHs... As far as how critical is a failed gyro... depends on if you fly in IMC... or are VFR only... Check with your mechanic... he should be familiar with these kinds of details... If you check with the above MSer’s hangar elf... you may not be getting a valid answer... But, who is going to call the elf’s union to complain? Apparently, Some hangar elves have more talent than others... PP thoughts only, not a mechanic... Best regards, -a-