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  1. I thought the space between the engine and firewall was tight on a Mooney. Not much wiggle room there.
  2. Huh, I wonder if they'll waive the fee if you land with your glider.
  3. My Dad had a gear up in a M20A. The belly pan was torn up pretty good. Lost the transponder antenna. The springs in the belly that aid in gear retraction process got ground down a bit. Nose gear doors had some damage. No damage to the wood wing. We sold the plane to a friend and it was geared up again a couple of weeks after it was repaired. The damage was pretty consistent with its first gear up. A M20A gear up should be the same as a later model Mooney.
  4. What blades do you have? Some are hard to come by.
  5. The wing is probably not fiberglass resin. The covering is most likely Razorback fabric which is fiberglass but is applied with the same dope process as Ceconite. If it was applied with resin then it would be much to heavy and would ruin the wood wing in my opinion. I love wood wing Mooneys but 40K seems over priced for the market.
  6. A tandem 2 seater mite with a Rotax 915 would be pretty cool.
  7. If I remember correctly when oil filter kits were first introduced on a Lycoming you could extend your oil change to 50 hours vs. 25 hours with screens only. Personal I check my screens every 50 hours and change my oil every 25 hours as indicated in my owners manual. With that said I would say you're pretty safe chaining your filter every 50 hours.
  8. My A&P uses Nevada Engines a lot in Henderson NV. I spoke with him about your situation and he suggested many options in the Socal area. If you PM me I can give you his name and number and he'll be happy to talk with you.
  9. My A&P uses Nevada Engines a lot in Henderson NV. I spoke with him about your situation and he suggested many options in the Socal area. If you PM me I can give you his name and number and he'll be happy to talk with you.
  10. I really don't see how removing the yoke would impede the view of the panel or make it more difficult to enter or exit the airplane. It even seems like the yoke being present can help in that matter.
  11. I believe if the certified airplane is pre 1978 then your shoulder harnesses can be non TSO'd if it doesn't require a major alteration. All it requires is a A&P sign off in your log books.
  12. Can't you use something like this. Your lap belt just slides through the hoops. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/harness3a.php
  13. I don't think that spar is repairable. Fortunately Mooney has a lifetime warranty on all wood wings they sold. lol
  14. I have a solid pipe I slide into my landing gear above the tire. This can be done for the nose wheel also. Then I use a floor jack under the pipe to lift the wheel off the ground. Another option is having someone put there back under the wing tip and lift the wing up so the tire is off the ground. Then another person can put a sturdy 34'' sawhorse under the jack point. It really doesn't take much strength to lift one wheel up. I have a A model and that's how the service manual tells you how to lift the plane off the ground. I really don't see how a metal wing would differ from a wood win
  15. It's a shame. The Mooney probably would of survived if the Lexus didn't hit it.
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