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Ned Gravel

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Ned Gravel last won the day on July 25 2016

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About Ned Gravel

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    Ned Gravel
  • Birthday 01/18/1953

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    https://www.motiva-training.com
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    egravel407

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  • Location
    CYRO (Rockcliffe) near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Flying, History, Shooting, Sailing
  • Reg #
    C-FSWR
  • Model
    1965 M20E

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  1. “The Good Shepherd” by Frederick Forsyth. A classic. Get the audiobook version with the pictures of the Vampire and Mosquito.
  2. I just got a "Christmas Greeting" letter (e-mail) from Ralph with an apology for not being able to hold the PPP in January at Lakeland, FL. I hadn't signed up for it, although I did hope to attend another next Fall. The point is that this e-mail (which did not ask for any funds) was very nice and very unlike the one received by the OP. Gives me hope that MAPASF hasn't gone completely off the rails.
  3. I enjoyed both of the PPPs I attended. Does this mean that they will stop delivering it?
  4. Reiff guy here. It rarely gets up to 30 (F) from the beginning of December to the middle of February where I live. So the Reiff rings and the two sump pads work great for the 60 mins or so it takes to get the whole thing up to 70. Only one consideration counts for me here. Time taken to get the engine up to acceptably warm.
  5. Fly more often?? Failed to keep up my hours in 2020 and need to get out of the cave to fly more this year. Planning to do one of two transcontinental trips. Just hope the vaccine effort allows either one to happen. BTW Seth. Trip to NIST in March will now be virtual only. Sheesh.
  6. It's just that it takes one to "know" one. OR I have been trained by Clarence @M20Doc. You pick..... But thanks Anthony.
  7. Panel shot has the downlock block of a Johnson bar in it.
  8. Here ya go Tony. Always pleased to assist.
  9. I have to ask, being a Canadian and all..... where does the name "FlyingCanuck" come from? Seeing as how that describes Yves, myself, Chris Shopperly and a bunch of other folks north of the 49th parallel that also "slip the surly bonds of earth." You know, from that aviator hymn written by an American in a Royal Canadian Airforce uniform?
  10. Ah. I see. Have you confirmed that it is tilted backwards from comparison with the horizontal on the avionics bay? Or from its apparent tilt while parked. If it is the latter, it may not actually be tilted. As for replacing it with another, your only concern will be the AI and the tilt it was configured for when installed. That was the issue that forced me to measure my own panel’s tilt back in 2008. Other than ensuring sufficient clearance for instruments behind the panel, which should already be OK, you should be good. But as Anthony says, just my opinion. I am not a mechanic
  11. I have a '65E as well with the older panel. It has an 8 degree tilt forward. If you do not, yours was modified to remove that tilt in the past. If you want to be sure what your tilt is exactly, compare it with the tilt of the fore-aft line at the top of the external rear avionics bay (battery compartment) cover. That is the supposed true horizontal line when the aircraft is in flight. With a protractor and a plumb bob, you will see what that is on the ground and be able to compare it with your panel. The tilt forward on my panel is only 8 degrees when in level flight. If I am not m
  12. Thanks Cyril: Clarence let me know it was ready at around 10:30 am or so on Friday. I went hunting for options. I pulled the trigger on Via Rail by 11:15 or so. If I had known you were available to fly to Rockcliffe to pick me up, I might have taken you up on the offer. Clarence and Stew were thinking the same thing, but life got in the way. Another ride in a Twink or the 400? Who can say “no” to that?
  13. Made it home today in 1:35 doing 165 kts plus (had a pretty good tailwind). Great weather. And now we have a better airplane with the new(ish) interior. Thanks to Alan for getting me the seats and what hardware he could reach. Thanks to Paul Loewen for the parts Alan could not reach. Airtex for the new carpets, even though it took them six weeks, and the guys in the shop for putting it all together. I had David's seat back knobs installed on the new seats. And finally, it turns out there were zero surprises this annual (except for the side panels needing some work to be re
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