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carusoam

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  1. The cost of conversion back in the day.... ... was simply outrageous. Today... change “was simply” to “is.” When used in context with the cost of insurance at age 70... If sneaking an experimental past the finance administrator was a challenge... How is sneaking a 75amu FW forward upgrade going to work out..? Then there is the whole availability of STCs... The owner of the 262 STC passed, left no forwarding address... Rocket engineering is great... find a few dozen friends doing the same thing, they will start building them ag
  2. Special section for some questions... TFAQs... Too Frequently Asked... Somebody would need a real professional sense of humor to write this stuff... Best regards, -a-
  3. Hey @SkepticalJohn Check it out... Cody just flew in with your answer..! (^^^^) Best regards, -a-
  4. Let’s find the thread where this is all going on... Find @AH-1 Cobra Pilot and this thread... Best regards, -a-
  5. There are four locations around the country... Texas, Florida, and Paul Beck-istan... In case you change your mind... There is also this handy dandy search tool they got here... -a-
  6. How Rocket specific are they? Since the Rocket engine came from a Cessna twin... Any hope of finding a match that way? Best regards, -a-
  7. W, DPs occur all the time... Find the edit button at the top... click erase... -a-
  8. There is a graph from one of the cylinder manufactures.... Of strength vs metal temp.... Showing a line at 380°F and below... where the strength is good and pretty even throughout the lower temp range.... Above the line the strength starts to fade away with the temp... good strength, but increased wear can occur... Above the redline, the strength is still there... but the associated wear is very high... Spring, summer, winter or fall.... 380°F and below for cruise... In the climb stay as close to 380°F as practical... 2-300 °F ROP... (norm for Continental
  9. @jsigmon check out Jeff above... -a-
  10. Nice to have added to an M20C... 1) Carb temp instrument... 2) Engine monitor... with FF... 3) Refreshed things that help with cooling... seals and patched cracks around the dog house... Without the sensors, it is really hard to see how bad things are... Best regards, -a-
  11. Which version of the flu was that? How many flu deaths did they report? Makes me want to get a flu vaccination, just a bit more than in the years past... Stay strong... Live to see the roaring twenties... Were almost there... Best regards, -a-
  12. Fantastic Mooney video of the day, week, month! Nice work Bunti! Thanks for sharing it... Best regards, -a-
  13. We have learned... Jimmy has pictures... You can modify the installation all you want... somebody modified his carb heat installation... But, without proper paperwork, it technically would not be legal... call it non-conforming... When it gets discovered... you will need documents that the new design achieves or exceeds the goals of the old design... Essentially, this is what STCs do... the FAA approves it... and records it... Copies are in your log books... Lots of effort goes into doing things the right way... Even when it is a perfect
  14. Hoskins mounted in Geoff’s old M20K... Circled in blue... small rectangular digital display... -a-
  15. First year of ownership comes with an extra amu attached to the insurance price... So... if you are a mirror image of Mr. SSimpson above... your first year of insurance will be about 2600... Get that first year and about 100hrs... and the surcharge goes away... Adding the IR has a nice way of lowering the insurance cost as well... PP memories of things reported around here... not an insurance guru... Best regards, -a-
  16. Reports of funny things around here like bucking bars (tools) left from the days of manufacturing... Animal homes... Left over installed equipment that didn’t get uninstalled.. -a-
  17. Ever hear this phrase before..? Look like a cat that ate the canary... I see the cat... But just a faint image of the canary... -a-
  18. There are a few Ovations at home in South America... The most interesting thing of their plane’s brief description... is it got updated to the 310hp set up of the O3... If you haven’t flown an O3 powered Ovation... Use financial caution... It is hard to say no... within a few days of flying one... It has all the performance you would want, without needing any special instrumentation to measure it... An ordinary seat of the pants is all it takes... Fun memories that are 10 years old already... Go O! Best regards, -a-
  19. That’s a heck of a price for what it does have, with so few hours listed... -a-
  20. WAAS for GPS accuracy... ADSB for tracking and weather and traffic... That Ovation probably has a list of 30 things you want to know about... It looks like they just put three pics up there to get started... WAAS accuracy is important for the latest in vertical guidance... Procedures, of course, will depend on your local version of the FAA.. Best regards, -a-
  21. Somebody thought that once... It is easy to say... It sounds logical... I can only speak for myself... I bought the best used Mooney I could afford... Without consulting the factory for a quote... So... there was no competition there... Businesses like to buy the new planes... A person that has a business can make more sense out of buying a new plane... There are a few dozen MSers that have bought direct from the factory... and thousands of people that have purchased pre-flown planes... Lets not confuse planned obsolescenc
  22. Over the decades things get mounted in the Wings and removed from the wings or get abandoned in the wings... Fuel systems are the least standardized system in all of the Mooneys... M20Ks got the most unique designs over the years... So... when you have a chance... with all of the inspection panels opened up... have a look over every inch to see what may be hiding in there... Best regards, -a-
  23. Welcome aboard dvk! Going from M20C to M20R is a fantastic idea... Very few M20Rs on the market lately... Best regards, -a-
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