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  1. Sad day for Lancair Turbine Owners

    Prayers... -a-
  2. All along I thought it was round! Not sure why he would go through this much effort... Has the Technology/showmanship of jumping a motorcycle over the Snake River Canyon...? Best regards, -a-
  3. High fuel pressure and warning light

    Looks like the mechanical systems are a bit slow to react... By pulling the throttle quickly, the fuel is being delivered at too high of a rate...causing an actual high pressure for a moment... Try pulling the throttle out at a much slower rate to see if the fuel controller can keep up with you better... Put this in the category of a transition event. Not like a continuous event... I get the feeling, that once the alarm is tripped, it takes getting acknowledged to go away. It doesn't go away on its own, when the pressure spike is gone? PP thoughts only, not a mechanic or instrument guru... Best regards, -a-
  4. Great follow-up, Robert! Best regards, -a-
  5. Vibration on instrument panel board

    Expect that there are... they are usually rubber bits on the bolts holding the panel in place... The easy way to look is find the bolts at the front and look behind the panel. My experience comes from My M20C... the K is most likely a bit more modern... Best regards, -a-
  6. IFR Into OKC Will Rogers

    Russ, Thanks for taking us along. The IMC is beautiful! Best regards, -a-
  7. mixture issue

    You fine gents, May want to add your plane details next to your avatars... It will help the memory impaired amongst us. (Or just me) Best regards, -a-
  8. Mix. Mixture joint swivel

    Nice follow-up details, RJ. Best regards, -a-
  9. JPI EDM Rebates 10/1/17-1/31/18

    Nice informative response, Oregon. Best regards, -a-
  10. Amelia Earhart Luncheon ; Birmingham ,Al

    Way to go, Squirrel! Let the flying begin.... Best regards, -a-
  11. All instruments going nuts

    Great follow-up, josh! Best regards, -a-
  12. Yoke upgrade

    Sandfords.... @acpartswhse @Alan Fox -a-
  13. Looking for M20K CFI near ORD

    What is it you are wanting from the CFI? Transition training Relocating the M20K Chicago to Socal ? Or did I miss something in your post? Best regards, -a-
  14. Welcome aboard, Paul. Based on the 2015 post date from @Aerodon it is hard to tell. But, by putting his name in lights, like I did, it will alert him to look this way... Best regards, -a-
  15. Speaking of vacuum steps-

    Firebird And corvette headlight motors use a torque sensor on the motor.... amp sensor, that gets monitored. At the end of the travel, the amps spike momentarily turning the system off. Based on a 12v motor with a worm drive tip, and a round plastic gear, (probably ABS. Based on its age / failure issues...) When the plastic gear teeth fall off, the timer shuts the motor down after a few seconds. An idea that may work for this system as well...? Best regards, -a-
  16. @xcrmckenna Not sure about the other places.... but, The 'key' numbers are printed in the PPP training manual (?) That is a handout when you take the PPP course. With a little thought process a Mooney pilot can generate a few on his own... Take the known power settings from the POH. Use the MP and rpm/100 added together.... know that 1” of MP can be subbed for 100 rpm Two sets of key numbers that get used often are 65% and 75% BHP... Rough example: If your POH says 65% bhp is 20” and 2600 rpm... 65% bhp can be found at a key number of 46. And can be estimated to work for other pairs like 21”, 2500 and 22”, 2400 And 23”, 2300 etc... That is as good as I can get working from a fuzzy old memory... verify you numbers against your POH... it should make sense. If it doesn't, don't use this method alone... The PPP is a great training and weekend event if you get the chance... PP thoughts only, from old memories, not a CFI... Best regards, -a-
  17. The folks at Savvy give some recommendations to best collect data for this exercise... Check the next steps list at the bottom right corner of the page... This may get you closer...? Best regards, -a-
  18. Mooney 231 intercoolers

    Got a link for the FB Mooney posts? I'm pretty much a modern computer Dino.... Best regards, -a-
  19. A way of checking with Garmin would be helpful... I see this kind of situation with iPhone apps and MS... The users point out the challenge they are seeing directly to the app guys. Simultaneously reporting the hardware and related software that is being used... SOmetimes this is a highly automated situation... Other Times It is more manual... I am always surprised when the CEO of a small company emails back... the early days of cloudahoy and WingX... Garmin will be more pro... sort of... Best regards, -a-
  20. Insurance

    The first Acclaim buyer was a Dentist... Expect the high quote the first year... Also expect the price to drop about 1 amu the second year... There aren't many ways of getting around the 1amu difference without spending an amu doing it... unless you know a transition trainer with an Acclaim already... or similar Long Body... I had this experience when getting the O. A decade of M20C time and IR and T-Training didn't cover the initial 1amu bump... Best regards, -a-
  21. What is this device in the tail?

    It is awfully close to the static line... Does it connect to the static line at all? That would be an indication of a form of altitude control... More Pp Thinking... Best regards, -a-
  22. What is this device in the tail?

    RLC, Any idea what it does? My 65C's Brittain Wing leveler didn't have one... (that I remember) Best regards, -a-
  23. What is this device in the tail?

    Look for an inertia sensor for the ELT. It will be logged in your airframe log book... Best regards, -a-
  24. What is this device in the tail?

    Looks like some form of impact detection. Note the white line indicating the neutral position. It looks like it can move forwards in the event of an sudden stop... It May Record wild T/O accelerations too? Where does the wire go? Does your log book indicate a newish accident reporting mechanism / ELT? Best regards, -a-
  25. Researching Mooney aircraft in NW FL

    Welcome aboard @Usafwolfe. You are in the right place... Best regards, -a-