Alan Fox

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  1. OK you win , The Mooney is the greatest plane ever designed .... They will sell 400 units this year , and 700 units next year........They will put Cirrus , Robinson , Beech and Cessna out of business...... Life is great......
  2. What makes you think you cant do that with a Cirrus wing , Composite structures , are stronger than Aluminum....and we ARE talking about new airplanes.... Also thanks for the grammar lesson....
  3. I'm pretty sure they have a better payload , Less systems , (no gear) , Ergonomically far superior , Structurally stronger (yes a composite structure is much stronger than a steel cage) and a modern design , as opposed to an old design updated many times.....
  4. Even so , designing and incorporating a dozen or so speakers and mics , into the cabin of an aircraft , is no small task....
  5. Many turboprops actually have active noise cancellation , built into the aircraft itself.......Probably big money....
  6. Has nothing to do with insulation , The skin on a Mooney is not a stressed Monocoque , It is loose and not rigid , and very susceptible to harmonic vibration , Basically they have spent zero dollars on R&D , or they would have done away with the cage 60 years ago...... And before every goes crazy defending the cage , They just took a Fabric covered fuselage design , and threw metal on top..... Mooneys weigh about 150 lbs more than comparable aircraft...
  7. Would anybody here buy a 900K aircraft , from a company as weak as Mooney , I wouldn't even consider it....
  8. Yes Anthony , and we ALL appreciate that..... Keep up the good work....... Concise , Succinct , to the point.......
  9. This should have been replaced , "rebuilt 4 times" is really unacceptable.....That accident should have never have happened..... Unless it was done 4 times over 25 years...
  10. I heard Tom sold the business , He had a great local reputation .....
  11. That shop did not just throw in a cam and lifters , Guaranteed it got about 2000 dollars worth of seals bearings bolts etc....... Poplar Grove is one of the best non factory shops , and they don't screw around ...... As an A&P I wouldn't even consider doing that job without bearings nuts studs seals rings etc etc..... And I don't have a national reputation and repair station license to protect...
  12. Fuel pump is VERY important if you fly at high altitude (turbo) , and you are injected with a fuel system that returns fuel to the tank , Continental systems return fuel to the tank....Fuel that is warm will Boil at high altitudes , It is not uncommon to vapor lock a turbo at altitude....Increasing pressure will raise the boiling temperature..... Warm is relative to pressure .....Pressure decreases at altitude.....
  13. Paul , I had a small screw prevent the lever from turning , I landed immediately to figure it out , But no forced landing issues...
  14. Sending an engine tp Poplar Grove , and having it IRAN ed , is not skimping.......Ignorant post.....
  15. Probably a spalled cam.... P.G. would not have put it back together w/bad cylinders.......Probably a bonus should make it beyond TBO
  16. Make me a fair offer for altitude components..
  17. I have 14 volt KX155 , with glideslope , with tray and 8130...
  18. They are all supported , BUT if you have a 28 volt non waas , and it breaks , it will have to be upgraded to WAAS , I have dual voltage units coming in the end of april...
  19. Axe not needed to remove the Mooney tail , as the corrosion will make it easy to just break off....
  20. Thats Awesome..... You could actually throw all 4 of them in a Bonanza , and put fuel in too !!!!
  21. That was taken by a Twinkie..... We reserve the Cubs for the Mooney shoots !!!!
  22. No , Way too serious , I have already done the Caravan....
  23. Sorry Ant , Maybe this looks more familiar...
  24. Try this on for an Avatar