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  1. N803RM

    Lakeport / Lampson

    Several years ago, I went in and out of Lakeport with a tfr over it, I just talked to the helicopter pilots and they would clear me in and out. I tried talking to the controlling facility, but they never answered. ATC suggested talking to the local helicopter pilots. At Mariposa on the current fire, they put in a temporary tower manned by retired center controllers, different but works. Check notams often. Ron
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    Wish me luck...

    Battery may be under warrantee also. Check all of the log books. The battery should survive not being used for months, but with how many starts and very little charging? If someone siphoned the fuel, I doubt that they could get the last 3 or 4 gallons. You cant drain enough fuel through the drain to be effective to steal fuel. If they did for there car, someone will have catalytic converter problems. If bone dry, it must have leaked when the fuel lines were disconnected. I never noticed fuel disappearing like this though. Was the fuel selector turned completely off? Ron
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    Wish me luck...

    Chris. Was the tank empty, or below the visible fuel level in the tank? Could be 5 gallons in it and you could not have seen it. Could the mechanic had something a little loose during all of the work and it leaked? The mechanic may have drained the battery with the work completed. I would suggest charge it good, test and then decide. Battery was replaced last sept or October. The age of the fuel pump and the mag wires is not known to me, could be the last engine overhaul. if you have flown the plane 75 hrs. Since April you are getting close to several ad’s being due. There are several that are every hundred hour due. Annual time now instead of a couple months from now? Fly safe. Ron
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    Wish me luck...

    Chris, be safe. Have a great day. Ron
  5. N803RM

    Cracked Oil Cooler

    Try pacific oil coolers in Pomona CA. I replaced mine several years ago, it was not that much. Ron
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    STEC-30 Servo Location

    In my 69F the aileron servo is in the left wing, in access plates after the flaps. Ron
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    Fly with a bad fuel pump?

    Chris, not me. The boost pump was rebuilt less than 2 years ago, if I remember correctly. On this forum it has not been recommended to use the dukes pump any more than necessary. This flight is asking for it to be necessary. There is a filter at the boost pump. It was cleaned at the last annual. Also, is the FS450 transducer allowing fuel to go thru, or restricting the fuel? Engine pump was never touched in the years that I had the plane. May be old. Be safe, what is your but worth? Ron
  8. N803RM

    Riddle me this

    Chris, no idea. Old ram air seal maybe. Glad you are ok. Ron
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    Wouldn’t, a check ride or dual in a 320 hp twin with retractable gear, constant speed prop and flaps qualify for HP. And complex sign off? Why an extra ride in a school,plane? Ron
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    A&P payment

    Take the mechanic for a ride, if you find a problem, you can show it to him, instead of trying to tell him what is wrong. Most of the time, the shop may have the books done, but not the invoice. If you before the test flight, he will just add more for the problem, or??
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    Ceiling vent clogged with??

    Something may be accessing the vent channel from inside your plane. Pull the panel down and inspect it. Also, there is a drain line to vent any water from the roof vent over board. Ron
  12. How did Don Maxwell sign off an annual with no prop logs? I know, they used to be in with the engine log books, but that was years ago. This could be a great aircraft, or a giant pile of parts waiting for many more dollars to be put into it? jmho
  13. N803RM

    Partial panel cover

    Chris. I looked for that piece and never found one, I reinforced it and it cracked again. Plane plastics has the pilot side, did not have the engine side though, check again, maybe now. Ron
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    My "new" Mooney

    Congrats Chris. Enjoy and please take good care of her. Ron