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  1. carusoam

    Prop Damage help

    Expect it picked up something from the ground... A really odd spot to get a stone to hit it ..... Looking forward to See what Cody says... Best regards, -a-
  2. carusoam

    I'm not sure who to believe

    That sure is a complex pump, with its control system... I’m glad you guys can share these details so well. Best regards, -a-
  3. carusoam

    FS: 1987 M20J 205

    Welcome aboard, Flyman. You just found how personal and complex a price question can be... so many real people are involved... An interesting way to answer your question... Visit All American Aircraft’s website... They have premium Mooneys for sale. They price them to sell. Scott gave a great detailed answer... 5k or 5amu is a pretty large range in today’s fluid market.... Competition creates your best deal... find two airplanes you are interested in, and be ready to buy... Not easy to do... Enjoy the hunt! Best regards, -a-
  4. Welcome aboard, JRo. Looks like MS has you covered! Best regards, -a-
  5. Clarence, I saved the link in my iPad... but could not find a way to upload the link to MS... So I sent a ‘How to’ request to Craig... Best regards, -a-
  6. carusoam

    Puff of smoke, electrical smell

    Quick review of electrical circuits... There are fuses, fuseable links, and circuit breakers... all there to protect the finer electrical bits downstream... There are also some electrical bits that have been most likely to disappoint... diodes and other things... Before the electrons flow through those protective devices there is plenty of opportunity to escape the unprotected side of the electrical system... At the moment the smoke comes out, and an aroma is generated... there will be visible signs left to be sleuthed... There are plenty of hot locations for an errant fastener or other loose, grounding, miscreant to do an evil deed... Be sure to post a follow-up pic of what you find. Just know... after smoke and burning aroma... if a circuit breaker doesn’t pop... everything isn’t good to go... The thought of molten electrical bits dripping around my feet comes to mind. Somebody posted a nice picture of a melted shunt sort of recently.... lots of molten metal fell from there... Reminder, unknowns on the ground only get worse in flight... Best regards, -a-
  7. carusoam

    Backfire on short final

    Hmmm.... 1) I think technically a backfire comes out the carburetor... 2) Making this a frontfire? because it’s coming out the exhaust... (?) 3) O360s are known for running rich at low MP settings... 4) The JPI data will be interesting to see what is going on during that portion of the flight? Increased EGT until the flame goes out? 5) popping in the exhaust can be hazardous to its construction. The interior of the muffler is at risk of getting broken... 6) An experiment to the procedure should show immediate results... Leave the mixture leaned some to see if the popping becomes less... 7) Be sure the mixture is full in, for the go around... 8) My M20C would pop a few times when I pulled the throttle back. I experimented with pulling the throttle a bit slower to see if it would make a difference... 9) This is a good question for carb set-up... asking a mechanic familiar with the carb may be a good idea... PP thoughts only... not a mechanic... Best regards, -a-
  8. carusoam

    Acclaim Type S SOLD

    Some of the best advice comes through MS... You meet some of the Best people through MS... You can take the pilot out of a Mooney... But... You can’t take the Mooney out of the pilot... Congrats Joe! (and Roya). Hope you stay around MS. Best regards, -a-
  9. carusoam

    N943RW at Hawk Aircraft Paint

    Fantabulous! -a-
  10. If? There is quite a Mooney gathering at KOSH... Many arrive by Caravan, Flying in formation. Coming via caravan allows many Mooneys to be parked together. Best regards, -a-
  11. carusoam

    I'm not sure who to believe

    Great MSer report! Congrats on making the decision to stay on the ground! I’m in the camp of checking a few things before committing to flight... MP RPM FF Each T/O run, as the airspeed comes alive... These are the signs that the engine is doing its job. Without these three things, it’s in the ‘I’m not sure enough’ state... Nicely organized and delivered post, Eraaen! Looking forward to your resolution / follow-ups. Rocket engineering has been pretty good with their STC documentation... They give complete settings... But if the settings can’t be maintained... (loose screws) And the back-up instrumentation can’t be used... (FF instrument) You don’t have enough reason to continue... Really tough decision to make while covering over 100’ per second, in flight, watching the runway end approaching... Nicely done. Thanks for sharing. Q: Who to believe? A: Yourself... Best regards, -a-
  12. There is an adjustment for that... write it on the list for your next annual... Consider getting those funky blue, last forever, o-rings at the same time... PP thoughts only, not a mechanic... Best regards, -a-
  13. carusoam

    Bad Shoulder and Johnson Bar

    It is good to have options, MBD... Good luck on the surgery and a quick rehab. Start working on the presentation... 1) I need this because... 2) its best for the family, because... 3) This will save money, because... One Mooney addict trying to help another.... Best regards, -a-
  14. Hi vs Lo for the IO550... Delivers fuel a 3X the rate... Five seconds of boost vs counting 15 seconds... Lo is needed for cold days when the extra boost is needed to keep things running during warm up. Hi is used in the event the mechanical fuel pump goes on hiatus... The TSIO360 gets the different fuel delivery location with the prime switch. Will be helpful to know more about how and where this works... an electric valve opening? Best regards, -a-
  15. That procedure must have been written based on some extension of theory.... There are a couple of things possibly going on under some circumstances... air bubbles and vapor bubbles entering the fuel line... Something else may have caused the FF to stop... mechanical fuel pump failing? The engine is pulling the fuel at a high rate and then it is pulling a mixture of fuel, vapor and air... would running the two fuel pumps aid in getting fuel flowing again, reduce vapor, or get rid of air bubbles? flipping the tank selector valve quickly between two full tanks... the engine will never know it happened under normal conditions... Also keep in mind there is a fuel return line on some Continental fuel systems... excess fuel pumped by the electric pump may return some air, vapor, or fuel back to the tank(?). This is known from hot start techniques setting up for having empty fuel lines... I usually follow the procedure on this and watch the FF gauge as well... PP thoughts only, Not a mechanic or CFI... Best regards, -a-