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    M20R - Ovation 3

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  1. Hey Doug...hope all is well generally, the A/C notwithstanding. I will look forward to hearing the results of this, as I live in fear for the day my A/C craps the bed especially now that I live down here in Florida. I will look to you as my sage when the time comes! Cheers, Jeff
  2. Thanks Clarence. I think that's the consensus location of the transducer, and it's interesting to hear that your static line had split. That has been my diagnosis for some time. I am attaching the sheets from a parts manual that I got from another friend who has a Bravo with the G1000/S-TEC 55x, and this supports the location of the transducer right behind the MFD. Others may find this of interest as well. Cheers! G1000 Avionics Parts Diagram.pdf
  3. Thanks all. Bob, I'll send you a PM to get some more clarification about what pictures you're looking for.
  4. Cross-posted from the Avionics forum to get more eyeballs. Hey folks. Still tracking down an annoying issue where my Flight Director goes schizoid when I engage ALT mode. I've always suspected this is something in the static line that is giving the pressure transducer for the 55x erroneous readings. Sometimes when I engage alt-static this improves the performance, but sometimes not. Working with Savvy and S-TEC, they concur with my analysis, but S-TEC has no idea where the pressure transducer was mounted in these configs. I've sent a note to Mooney support, but thought I'd open this up to the knowledgeable crowd here. I would like to have a good idea about this before giving S-TEC's testing instructions to my shop, to avoid spending money having them hunt around for it. Thanks!
  5. Hey folks. Still tracking down an annoying issue where my Flight Director goes schizoid when I engage ALT mode. I've always suspected this is something in the static line that is giving the pressure transducer for the 55x erroneous readings. Sometimes when I engage alt-static this improves the performance, but sometimes not. Working with Savvy and S-TEC, they concur with my analysis, but S-TEC has no idea where the pressure transducer was mounted in these configs. I've sent a note to Mooney support, but thought I'd open this up to the knowledgeable crowd here. I would like to have a good idea about this before giving S-TEC's testing instructions to my shop, to avoid spending money having them hunt around for it. Thanks! I'm going to post this in the Modern Mooney forum as well to cover my bases. Jeff
  6. I expect your problem is more complex, but on several occasions I've had the stall warning horn be on consistently just because the vane got bent a little bit, once during a refueling operation and once by myself during a wing cleaning. The solution both times was to just nudge the vane back into its appropriate position with the master on (engine not running, of course) so you can hear when it stops screeching at you. But this was a simple stall warning device in a non-FIKI plane, so again, probably not the same thing. I put this out there for others who may find this thread in the future.
  7. Yes, I didn't feel the need to remind everyone that even the best pilots can sometimes meet fate. I prefer to keep that hunter at a long arm's length!
  8. Yeah, they put it on a very far back burner when they couldn't get enough interest and down payments from the Mooney clan. Also, the integration to the G1000 is not straightforward, interestingly, and those of us with the 55x would have lost some simplification like unified annunciators and the ability to capture altitude using the G1000 controls. You would have had to enter altitude on both the G1000 and the 3100 and keep them coordinated, which just seemed so bogus to me. But it has to do with some of the advanced software in the 3100 that wasn't backwards compatible with the 55x. Go figure...
  9. Can't really add any more plaudits to the O3 than what you see above. I bought a 2006 O3 with STEC 55x and upgraded it to WAAS as soon as it was available, and then added the GTX345R to get ADS-B in/out as soon as that became available as well. It's a capable traveling machine, and while the newer models have more gewgaws in the glass, that engine out front is still the same and does a remarkable job. The STEC A/P is still in production and supported so while it may not be as capable as the GFC700, again, it works just fine for most people. Search around for another post where I mentioned that Scott Crossfield was getting ready to buy an Ovation as he determined it was the best GA airplane for his requirements. That's an endorsement if ever there was one.
  10. Hey all, I'm flying tomorrow up from north Florida to Columbus OH on this general route: KFHB SAV SPA J85 HVQ HNN KOSU It looks to be a nice flying day and I'm not in any particular hurry, so I'm wondering if anyone has any lunch and/or fuel recommendations along the way. I could bang it out easily without stopping, but then I'd just be hanging out in Columbus all day so perhaps there's more fun to be had along the way. If there's killer BBQ somewhere close to that path, let me know! Also, I had a topic here on MS last week about Columbus FBOs and it has completely disappeared for some reason. Did I violate some rule I'm not aware of? Cheers, Jeff
  11. I'm okay with an app for the silent auction, although I believe it will take away from some of the fun of bidding face to face. But I realize not everyone thinks this is much fun! Regarding electronic door prizes, I am okay with it but will miss the antics of Richard Simile during the draw. Perhaps he can still dispense his nuggets of fun with the giveaway?
  12. Here are my settings for different flight regimes. General Cruise (+6000' or higher): WOT, 2450 (just seems smoothest), LOP at 13.5gph or less depending on altitude = 175 KTAS +/- depending on how much weight you're carrying. Lazy Cruise/Sightseeing: 20", 2400, 10.5 gph = 150 KTAS (sounds a lot like a J, doesn't it?!) Hair on Fire Racing: WOT, 2650, 26 gph = 194 KTAS at about 1500' MSL and many victories on the Sport Air Race League circuit!
  13. When I was wrestling with a balky MP again this spring, I told the A/P to clean out the plug but he also did some research on the transducer. Apparently this came up in Beech-land as well, and they seem to have uncovered a solution he found on the web, but it was going to be pricey. If Maxwell has an answer that would be good, and if you find this out please post to the group so we know. Luckily for me, just cleaning the plug fixed it again. That's twice I've done this in 7 years of ownership. I should just add it to the check-off list on the annual.
  14. MP indication gets screwy on occasion. Just check the cannon plug and make sure it's clean and tight. That fixes 99% of the problems. I hope your sensor isn't bad, because I have learned that Mooney doesn't supply them anymore so it becomes a challenge to swap that out.
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