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  1. Except that it was cancelled back in January 2018. First post here was November. Only thing I can think of is he sent it in prematurely in January thinking the aircraft was sold and then the buyer backed out...that would suck because you've now grounded the plane until a new registration arrives. Maybe that's the reason for the hold? I don't know, just seemed really strange, that's all. Cheers, Brian
  2. This is a head scratcher: https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=9306V Brian
  3. Nice looking E. What year is it? My first plane was a 67E and I loved that plane. At times, I wish I still had it. Never did any P-n-P's trips, so no idea how many pups you get get in there. Happy Flying! Brian
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    New vs overhauled

    Not really. I've had both fail including governors (overhauled and then new...), fuel pumps, mags, etc. It's been a crap shoot for me as to which may or may not fail sooner. I've been able to recoup the cost of a newly failed components, but the down time still stinks... If a new part is close enough in price to the overhauled, I'll just buy new and drive on. Cheers, Brian
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    Bay Area Crash

    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/02/10/pilot-killed-in-mt-diablo-plane-crash-was-still-an-aviation-student/amp/ Some more information. Still a student.... Brian
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    Mooney down in Hayward CA

    This individual was still a student pilot according to his close friend (also a pilot). He lived on the edge with other high risk hobbies like skydiving, on-road motorcycle racing, etc, so I don't think you could scare this guy. He lived life like he wanted and it finally caught up to him. https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/02/10/pilot-killed-in-mt-diablo-plane-crash-was-still-an-aviation-student/amp/ It's very easy to do if you are disciplined enough to not have get-there-itis or try and fly on a schedule. I flew for almost 5 years outside of Cleveland, OH as a VFR only pilot in the early 90's and never had any issues. I simply stayed on the ground until is was clear. The pilot's decision making process is the single biggest factor in aviation accidents in my opinion, especially if it is weather related. It even bites instrument rated pilots, so that's not a guarantee either... Brian
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    Bay Area Crash

    Mike, I don't think it was him. He is listed as the owner, but I think he may have recently sold it through Sky Wagons. Time will tell who was piloting the plane, but you might be able to reach out to Mike at SW and see if he'll let you know who it was sold to. http://www.skywagons.com/airplanes-forsale/1967-mooney-m20f-sold-n3270f Brian
  8. I had an STEC 30 with altitude hold and GPSS installed in an M20E for roughly $16K back in 2010. Others have had success with installing older Brittain auto pilots if you can find one for sale. I loved flying IFR with that system even though I had to manage the decent manually, which was supper easy. The STEC 3100 digital a/p is coming out for the M20 series, but don't know the timefame for certification. STEC advertises the 3100 for $20K plus install - $9K if you have an STEC already installed. There may be others out there, but I haven't really paid to much attention to them after I had the 30 installed and both of my other planes had STECs already installed when I bought them. Cheers, Brian
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    O-360 Fuel & Oil Lines

    Clarence, I'm a bit confused, are there any Mooney's outside of the turbo's that have Continental 360's installed? I thought only Lycoming made 4-cylinder 360 engines for the non-turbo'd Mooney planes. Brian
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    That's actually the same map I got from the FAA in the email notice I received a couple days ago (see link below). Dreamlifter just attached a screenshot of it.... Advisory: https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2019/Feb/CSG4_19-01_(Revision_1)_GPS_Flight_Advisory.pdf Here's the link to reporting any GPS anomalies/outages: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/nas/gps_reports/ Cheers, Brian
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    1973 M20E Just listed

    Same thing is happening with my Bonanza. Guy bought it and then I find out it's for sale again way above what I let it go for (didn't know the buyer was working for a dealer at the time). Guess the brokers/dealers are seeing a strong buyers market right now. Brian
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    The ultimate Getthereitis?

    I agree, I was just surface deep looking at the wx picture shown on the Flightaware track. Didn't see where the frontal line was. Was this storm a fast mover where waiting a bit would have helped and then he could have proceeded without any issues? Brian
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    Check List Placard Text

    Parts manual won't help you in this case as the pictures are pretty generic (see attached photos). The TCDS will give you the required verbiage that has to be there. Higher Graphics has Interior Placard sets available, so you could redo the entire interior with new decals (checklist included). http://www.highergraphics.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13&products_id=122&zenid=7pbn51debgshsflccou6okg9f2 Cheers, Brian
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    The ultimate Getthereitis?

    RIP to the pilot. Excellent points -a- I would love to know what the pilot was thinking and what he had in the cockpit with him that led him to believe he could thread that needle. Sometimes our tools make us think we are invincible and it's a piece of cake to make it through weather like this. Nine out of ten times he might make it through the bumps, but that 10th time may just bite a little harder... If he really had to be there, why not just take a more southern route to get around the big nasty's? Adds what, 30-45 minutes to the flight? So sad... Brian
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    WTB TKS Ovation or Bravo

    That's what I get for reading a source and trusting it...thanks AOPA.... Did Lycoming have the same issues with the 541 and do the same type of conversion? The article mention Lycoming learned from the Duke engines and applied the same to the TLS motors but didn't mention the specific model. I made a bad connection assuming they were the same engines. Thanks for the correction Ken. Brian