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  1. Actually, the $1040 was the highest I have paid to Global since 2010. My Aztec was usually about $1600.
  2. Age 67. I will try Parker and others. Low hours due to 3 month annual and lock down. Thanks
  3. Just got a quote from AOPA (used them for 12 years). Went from $1040.00 last year to $1581 this year. Same 1966E, hull still at $75,000, same hanger, same paved airport, no accidents or violations, IFR multi PP with 3400 hours, 3016 retract hours and 600 in type, ICC done in November. Only negative is low usage this year of 35 hours. I will be shopping. A 50% increase is outrageous. Is anyone getting these type of increases? Thanks Eddie
  4. Hi During annual found a crack requiring the doubler at the flap attachment and the hole for the flap retract spring on the right side of the flap jack shaft was elongated. We are reinstalling flap jack shaft but the springs seem impossible to stretch for reattachment. Has anyone reinstalled these springs and how did you do it if you are not Superman. thanks for any help as my AI has the goal of flying the plane today, Eddie
  5. Hi My inspector requested me to find him a contact for information on doing an access panel to install the sb20-217 kit. I see that Dave has done this. How can I contact Dave by phone or email? I can be contacted by 919.819.3451 or edwin.l.todd@gmail.com. Don Maxwell suggested taking rivets out off a belly panel to access. Has anyone done this? thanks for any help Eddie
  6. Hi Alan, Do you have a good hub cap that fits a 1966E. Part number is 158-01000. It has 3 screws that attach to the hub and a screw for attaching the round dust cover. Let me know and price Thanks Eddie
  7. The minimum safe maneuvering speed for a 1966 E is given in round about way in the owner's manual. The best rate of climb and best glide speeds are the same at 105 mph at gross weight. I find that 100 mph is a good target as this is also max flap speed. Hold 100 mph till until you need to slow for final approach speed. 100 mph handles well, has best rate if needed. best glide and max flap speed.
  8. Problem could be sticking starter solenoid. Hitting the solenoid with mallet can unstick it or heat causes it stick. Usually if a starter dies it stays dead. Could also be push to start contacts in ignition switch. I have had both fail at different times on my E. Good luck Eddie
  9. Hi, Similar happened to me. I have a 1966 E with a push pull mixture. The problem was NOT the cable or injector body. It was a swivel connection attached to the end of the cable. The socket that the swivel ball seats in was worn. Tried to lubricate and it worked sometimes. I would not fly it. Also I happened to have the replacement swivel in my trove of spare parts. Most shops will stock the part or can get tomorrow. Check this it is easy to do. Good Luck Eddie
  10. Hi All, I would like hear the inventive ideas that owners use to make best use of space in our fitted airplanes. The collective genius of this forum must have solved some the space issues better than I have. Examples of space issues: How do you store your seat belts and harnesses so they are not tangled ? How do you store headsets and their cords? Fire extinguishers have been covered well in other forums. How do you store your TSO pvc fuel selector tool ? What do you use for a tool box? Do you have better ways to secure iPads and iPhones? Any ideas and pictures will be greatly ap
  11. I win 45 years next November. March 2021 will be 100 years combined pilot time.
  12. My dad owned a 180 which I learned to fly in. Buy the Mooney. A 250 Comanche is a good airplane. 250 is the same speed as a E Mooney, same rate of climb and much more room and fuel consumption. The 180 is under powered and should be respected as so.
  13. Hi I would like a copy of your guide . Eddie Todd, edwin.l.todd@gmail.com, 919.819.3451, M20E, N3369X. Thanks Eddie
  14. Thanks for the information. Cams are probably the problem. I will check on them them this weekend. The interior work will be done during my November 2019 annual. So I have some time to repair my cams or have new cams made. November 2019 annual will hopefully be a biggie with the install of a TT autopilot. Thanks, Eddie
  15. Hi All, I am planning recovering the seats in 1966 E. The incline of the seats even after adjusting the knob on the cam is too much. I find leaning back to be uncomfortable after several hours. The use of foam and additional padding might correct the problem but I think a seat frame that is less inclined would be a better starting place. I currently wedge plastic on top of the cam but it slips sometimes. Has anyone had the problem of too much incline and devised a good work around? Thanks for any good suggestions. Eddie
  16. NO I had an engine failure which resulted in an off airport landing. No structural damage but the company hired to retrieve the airplane by the insurance company finished it off. I was with Avemco then and ask the effects on my insurance due to the total loss. Avemco told me that I would only lose my no claims discount of 5% for 1 year. That was all. Except for collecting for my loss. Collecting was a pain, insurance investigation, faa investigation and 4 months to collect. My only experience with any insurance claim except medical. Eddie
  17. Interesting topic! I just did an owner assisted annual with our new very very thorough inspector. He not only checked ADs but also SBs. His suggestion was to get the SB kit#20-217 and do a preemptive. The kit apparently had a 16 week wait from Mooney, so I dropped that plan this year. Question: Is doing this SB preemptively a good idea? Next November at annual I plan to do interior and hopefully Trutrack install. The airplane will be apart and down for easily a month. Also, I must admit that the 100 mph flap speed can get exceeded in my modified E easily. The kit was about $
  18. Tailwind avionics did did my ESG install in November 2017. ESI kit with stratus ADSB in $2,695.31 Labor 18 hours $1530.00 to remove Narco AT150, Install Transponder and Stratus receiver, Waas from my 430W. Hardware $12.13 Shipping $20.00 North Carolina rip off tax on labor and parts $182.75 $4,440.19
  19. Hi, I had the #2 cylinder on the right engine depart the airplane in flight on an Aztec. 3 bolts sheared and 3 backed off (narrow deck cylinders you have wide deck) The investigation found that the overhaul facility failed to remove the paint on the case where the cylinders mated. The paint cracked and the cylinder started working. 100 hours Something was not done right. Check the engine closely. You were lucky you were not inflight.
  20. Yes, aircraft engines do quit. In 4,000 hours over 47 years (1)I had a fuel selector jam in a M20C resulting in an off airport landing, (2) a jug depart the engine in an Aztec, (3) an oil line failed in an Apache, (4) failure of a duel mag in a Cardinal RG. All 4 could have been prevented. The M20C was not serviced properly. The jug left the Aztec due to the overhauler not cleaning the mating surface properly. The Apache was old and had original oil lines. The RG mag just had problems.
  21. Some confusion exists about the Stratus transponder models for certificated aircraft. There are 2 models. (1)The ESi model which uses the position input from a certified waas navigator thus needs no other gps antenna. (2)The ESGi model has a built in gps and comes with an antenna for external mounting. All must use an antenna mounted externally for gps.
  22. I have the same setup as Mike. Round plate, 1 inch Ram arm and Ram ball on iPad placed on right panel. I can see it Ok in most cases. I also use an aluminum bicycle mount to hold iPhone 6 plus on pilot yoke. I can see the iPhone better but it lack the functionality of the iPad. My mostly original panel and j bar limit placement of screens. IPad mini on pilot yoke covers instruments.
  23. hi rpcc, Aviation insurance will pay the insured value not purchase price or valuation. As pointed out over insuring can get you an aircraft with long repair time and under insuring can get the airplane totaled. If you request an extremely high insured value the insurance company may not accept it.
  24. I have read most of this post and have not commented till now. I too had an off airport landing in a Mooney due to fuel selector failure (jammed in the off position). No structural damage in the landing. However, the person hired by my insurance company to retrieve the airplane opted to increase his profit by lifting a wing over the airport fence. That did not work well. It would amaze you what dropping a Mooney wing on fence posts will do to the wing. Totaled the airplane. Your planning is a great deal better but be careful. Don't cheap out. Take down the fence unless you are a
  25. I installed a Stratus ES transponder for compliance with the Mandate. I added the hard wired Stratus 2 for weather and traffic in. All well under 4K installed. The in"" added about 1K. The ES transponder used the WAAS signal from my G430W. No external antennae to install.
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