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  1. The Pi-plane has an awesome history of being upgraded... But, if you need a second shop to compare to... A couple of East coast shops get mentioned here... Best regards, -a-
  2. Great pirep, ja5. Nice to hear your review of that @orionflt guy... Brian is extra good for the NJMooney community... Even though he is in really far west NJ... Best regards, -a-
  3. Site works... Ovation valuation tool is broken... My O1 should value out to about 700k... who programmed reality into that tool? -a-
  4. Great follow-up, JC! Best regards, -a-
  5. Looks like an eelectronics parts warehouse could be your friend... Might take a few minutes for somebody with that skill to be along... Best regards, -a-
  6. Your message is all over the place... perfect for Mooney ownership... Start defining your mission and your budget... A great MSer is in your neighborhood... @MooneyMitch? If that is the right Mitch... he has both the Long Body and short body experience... and the SLO experience too... Now, get organized.... GA airplanes make great work tools...Mooneys are fantastic. 1k’nm trips take experience... what do you have for experience? Best regards, -a-
  7. These folks just appeared here the other day... use for comparison to what you have found... Mooneys and TX go well together... Best regards, -a-
  8. Sorry guys... Engine monitor from day one... A stuck/jammed exhaust valve is better to know about in the heat of battle than finding out after you are on the ground... Just my vote... (doesn’t happen very often...) I think my M20C and Maggie 1... Of course... no money in the budget for it? I went another decade without one. CB by need, not by choice... Hey... want to rent a Mooney M20F for a few hours to get a feeling for how it flys, how it fits, all the things it can do..? There is a couple of flight schools that adevertise... one recently around MS. Another one in NJ.... Building some time, getting your complex, lowering that first year’s insurance? Then decide if the extra FI & 20 hp are worth the price, or the extra leg room in the back is better... or both. PP thoughts only, not a CFI... Best regards, -a-
  9. Note the black pipe passed through the nose gear... Those hangar fairies rival the ones living at Redbird near Dallas... (Don M’s) Best regards, -a-
  10. JPI 900s are known to be very accurate... if the limit is 30... And your analog mind thinks 31 is the next possible alarming step... Expect that the Christmas tree is going to light (annoyingly) on every take-off roll... at 30.1 or 30.01.... But, this is mostly an engine rpm control challenge... where rpm redline is much more difficult to control in transit... To look into fuel pressure too high... that is a completely different challenge that can be looked up around here. Something has changed with the pump design/ construction... several MSers ran into this challenge with various resources of OH... use the search or start here... How is that for age related memory challenges...? Best regards, -a-
  11. My memory was from a drawing from a Jepp IR course... They have a good section related to how common instruments work, and failure modes... this covers the operation oddities of the mag compass, very similar to normal, but with a twist... discussing the niceties of rotating the proper direction... For those that always wanted, but didn’t need a mechanical engineering degree... check out the drawings in this patent. Note the 45° Beveled gear. When it comes to strength of magnetic force.... the earth is quite large and rotates quite quickly.... So... adding that fancy gear, makes the card compass pretty nifty... Best regards, -a-
  12. The card compass has a gear thrown in so that when you turn to the right the card goes the same way your are expecting... The original compasses are labeled backwards, appropriately, and can be confusing when using them at first, or all the time... As in you add a few degrees, when subtracting a few degrees gives you the right answer... Bottom line... the extra gear makes marauder’s compass turn the other way... Great accelerometer too! Best regards, -a-
  13. Welcome aboard, Perry. The people at Sidewinder are really good to work with... If you know what is missing, they will understand exactly what you need... Best regards, -a-
  14. Mom’s like the cavernous back seats... Children make excellent auto-pilots... Pilots love their prior owners... yours was good! (That’s real aluminum sheet metal swapped in there) Enjoy the new M20E. Best regards, -a-