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  1. I just did this project and used 3M dual lock something or other. It comes in various weights and "clicks" into place. I've had it in place for a couple of months now and it's holding up well. I wanted something that I remove and replace the trim pieces with and get rid of those little metal anchors that rip into the plastic. see link below: Also- what was your process for the plastic repair? Came out very nicely. I would have thought that the before pic was a goner. I guess there won't be any ping pong for a bit
  2. In my case my ammeter shows negative amps at baseline (master off) and when I've been flying. It appropriately deflects further negative engine off with an electrical load. My JPI shows 13.7-13.9 when the engine is running. It's just the gauge being 38 years old and the needle malpositioned. Check your gauge and check your voltage across the bus when charging as mentioned in numerous posts. A voltmeter instrument is a very useful thing. They can be had for less than $100 on eBay used. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk . Master off...
  3. Tape off one static port. To the other cut a hole in a suction cup and stick a small (10cc) slip tip syringe. Create a suction on the port using your little syringe tool. Pull until the altimeter just moves. Like no more than 20-40 ft as not to damage the instrument by "dropping it" when you pull the alternate static. Have a buddy pull the handle when you are 20 ft higher or so. if it's the alternate static your altimeter will drop back down. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. It's the flush mechanism for pilotos relief tube? Do you know where your alternate static valve is located? What year model are you? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I'm much more interested in the recent total returbs we've seen here. Those are something to behold, and probably much closer to reality for the majority of the forum members. Unless I lacked total sense, way Uber loyal to the brand or needed to depreciate a lot of cash for my business, buying new these days makes little sense. If I had that cash lying around I'd be looking at more capable aircraft- setp or Aerostar or aero commanders that are true all weather aircraft. But, hopefully, someone keeps buying them so I can enjoy 35 year old airframes.
  6. I was thinking maybe something like this? Doesn't Bennett have a similar setup? Tried to find an old post but was unable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Maybe the controller was messing with the Southwest by having him taxi behind you. Southwest is known for the 35kt taxi :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I installed my nulites and they are great. Very happy with them. I'm looking for something to complement the nulites for under the glareshield so I can see the engine cluster better. For those USB lights they look great and are cheap but I think I'm looking for something that I can tie in with the existing dimmer...
  9. My glareshield light cover has cracked again last time I manipulated them and been repaired what seems 30 times or more. I'd like to replace the lights with something else - what are your recommendations. Something that works with the existing wiring would be great (from what I gather lumisnescent lights need a special dimmer?). Thanks ! Brad
  10. Got it mostly installed today-
  11. Mike a trick from an old salt CFI for getting where you want to go in that corridor. File for somewhere that the computer can't possibly take you out west of philly say ACY and MJX. Put linden as your alternate. Once you've gamed the system indicate you would like to continue to your alternate as your final destination as your fuel management currently allows for it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I had some. Clean it up. Inspect it. Paint it. Your tail won't fall off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Got most of the glare shield done. It's hardly perfect but such an improvement. Will hopefully finish it tonight and post a picture once installed.
  14. Thanks for the continued advice. Right now I'm using the AHRS on the Stratus as my worst case emergency backup, which I think is maybe just barely adequate. Some sort of backup AI would be a definite benefit to the panel. Perhaps G5 as AI, either upgrade 430 to IFD440 or replace with 440w and get some sort of HSI in there (used Sandel or wait to see if the G5 HSI grows some legs by Oshkosh). The lack of the additional components for the G5 seems enticing... I just hope it is extensible / might interface with one of these autopilot systems. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks Lance ;-). Wife is doing a fellowship and I am highly educated but way way too specialized. I signed on for one of the two jobs in NC and one of the handful on the eastern seaboard a couple of hrs away for what I do. To give you an idea of this craziness I graduated high school in 1997 and i am graduating my training 20 years later and am about to start my first real job. New job seems like a great place / great people and they may want to hire my wife aka boss next year. Figure having a "beach house" isn't half bad for a year despite the long distance commute - we'll use my "crash pad" as such for weekends. In fact I bought the Mooney when I was in Boston and Mrs was in rural VA for 4 years, then I was in Boston and she was in Pittsburgh for another year. We had a three year run of living under the same roof and now we're going back to long distance for one last year. Distance makes the heart grow fonder as they say ;-). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk