kerry

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  1. corrosion painted landing gear looks better than mine. I think his gear is fine.
  2. It seems strange it would catch fire again. After the explosion it kind of burns like a candle. I'm not a expert on the way fuel burns but it makes me think the possibility of jet fuel contamination. Just guessing.
  3. I should of searched Mooneyspace prior to posting. I'm convinced WD-40 has no benefit. Now I need data on Pam cooking spray given me 2 knots of speed increase.
  4. I was bored today so I was reading 2000 uses of WD40 on the internet. A couple of uses I particular took notice was to spray it on exterior house windows prior to a snow storm and the snow won't stick to the windows. It also weather proofs and prevents snow sticking to shoes or boots. It made me think maybe it might have benefits by spraying WD40 on your wings prior to flying in IMC conditions. I did read WD-40 will not harm paint. As I'm typing this I somewhat recall of a old timer pilot telling me he would spray Pam on his wing tips prior to his cross country flights. He claimed it would give him a couple of knot of cruise.
  5. I didn't get the flight #. As soon as he diverted he requested to climb to cruising altitude.
  6. I departed North Las Vegas today with a thunder storm in the West. My heading was NE to Cedar City UT. I was on flight following with LA center just out of Las Vegas airspace and listening to the controllers conversation with other aircraft. LA center instructed a SW airliner to hold a fix because LAS wasn't allowing any landing because of gusting winds. The SW pilot informed the controller of minimal fuel. It seem like 5 minutes and the SW pilot asked for vectors to Phoenix due to minimal fuel. Vectors were given then a couple of minutes later the controller told the SW pilot that LAS was good for arrival. The SW pilot declined saying he has minimal fuel and going to Phoenix. I'm not sure how close the SW plane was to LAS but I keep thinking the SW flight must of been a lot closer to Vegas Vs. Phoenix. I was feeling bad for the passengers and wondering what their delay was going to be. I'm a VFR who uses fight following quite often. I just wanted to say this is the most interesting experience I've had on flight following.
  7. 5 years ago I was wanting to depart from KPIH. Ceiling were solid at 800'. I gave the tower a phone call and asked options for a departure. The tower told me the layer was 500 feet thick and recommended I request a marginal VFR clearance and for me to inform the tower when I broke through. I did as the controller on the phone told me and everything went as planned. It was the 1st time I heard of a MVFR clearance. I don't remember it being called a special VFR clearance.
  8. I wasn't sure so I did both.
  9. I just received an email from the FAA requesting my skyBeacon receipt and 337. I forwarded the info to the FAA rebate help email address. Kind of annoying since that's not part of the rebate instructions.
  10. I just finished my 30 minute flight and it passed. Sent my incentive code and now all I have to do is wait for my check.
  11. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/general-aviation/2019-05-14/faa-ads-b-rebates-are-gone Looks like all the rebates are gone. I reserved my spot a couple of weeks ago. I installed my skyBeacon Saturday. I'm doing my ADS-B flight tomorrow and hoping all works ok for the rebate.
  12. When it gets below 5 quarts I add a quart. Anything above 6 goes thru the blow by. O-360.
  13. I used a Samsung tablet and got it to work. I read a review that someone had trouble using their iPhone X with no luck. Then they tried it with their friends iPhone device and it worked. I'm surprised I'm not hearing that more people are having trouble using the ios skyBeacon app.
  14. Tried my wife's iPhone 7 with no luck. I'll contact uAvionix tomorrow and see what they say.