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  1. jackn

    Troubleshooting INOP ILS on IDF550

    You have some nice toys!
  2. Congratulations on a great job! You obviously are a cool head. The TSIO360 cylinders are tough, I was told they are beefier than the big bores. I remember seeing a video from TCM showing a big guy manually screwing the head onto the barrel, yikes. I don't think they do that anymore. As an aside, unless i'm in mountainous region or have to get up fast for some reason, I'll reduce power from 39" to 32" after about 700 agl. Just sounds better and I lose about 200 ft/min.
  3. jackn

    Today's flight for 2018

    Really nothing more to add.
  4. I have LoPresti Boom Beams. The cable is attached to the inside of my cowling and near the turbo. I’ve never had an issue with these lights and have never had to change a bulb in 8 years.
  5. jackn

    Two blade or Three blade?

    The 3(4) bladed props look great! The scimitars look really sexy & fast. But, I can remove/replace my cowling by myself, and (to me) the paddle prop of the mid-body just looks right for a Mooney.
  6. jackn

    TSIO-360 Alternator Bracket

    It can be welded. Much cheaper solution. But, you still have to remove it. Good time to do a lot of other maintenance back there. Mags, #1 alternator, etc. Is there is any slipping on the starter adapter, good time to pull that as well.
  7. Unfortunately, I’m not there, but I was watching AOPA Live. There is a segment where a couple of warbirds are on the arrival. They are told they’re following a flight of 60! Mooney’s.
  8. Saw this announced at Oshkosh. Looks like a nice product. http://dynonavionics.com/pocket-panel.php
  9. jackn

    In flight LOP mag test

    Savvy has a nice tool. Free upload & hit the ‘M’. In my case it was clear it was the lower #5 was a little weak. Not to state the obvious, but when you turn the switch all to the left it’s selecting the right mag. Anyway, it looks like your upper #1&3 plugs may be fouled?
  10. jackn

    G500 TXi Upgrade

    A lot of nice features added to the GTX650/750 as well.
  11. jackn

    Oil and fuel drip after landing

    I had the cowling off today, so I thought I’d give a look. Big is the breather, one of the black tubes is the shutdown fuel condensate from both sides of the engine, but the third comes from the bottom of the wastegate actuator. When I looked it up, it said it was the power cylinder port drain. I guess some oil can get behind the piston, and this lets it drain out.
  12. jackn

    201/231/252 for family/commute

    I’ve read a lot of how a NA can accomplish ‘almost ‘ as much as a turbo In mountainous reagions. This is a good video of a flight that could be accomplished in a 231 in about 1 1/2 hours that an IO550 took 6 plus fuel stop.
  13. jackn

    Oil and fuel drip after landing

    Big one is the breather. Crankcase breather goes to a very simple oil recirculator, then moisture and a little left over oil comes out here. Two small tubes are for condesating fuel for the right and left side of the engine that’s left after shutdown. Both normal.
  14. jackn

    Angel flight accident

    It’s very unsettling when it happens to someone close to you. We have to think on it as a learning opportunity.