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  1. Sorry that should be was directional control an issue? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  2. Did you have any elevator control? How hard was the landing? Was directional controling issue? Nice job!!! Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  3. True. I was speaking loosely. 50 is OSHA limit for 8 hour exposure. A minute or two at 80, I would think is VERY unlikely to cause any symptoms. So if it was from the direction wind was blowing during run-up, not a problem. If it doesn't go right back to low levels, then there's a problem. If it happens again, there's a problem. CO is not something to be messed with. I am NOT minimizing its importance. It CAN be deadly. I'm just saying one TRANSIENT reading of 80 is not necessarily an indication of a huge problem. Definitely needs to be monitored. If it returns to 0 and doesn't happen next run-up, it MAY have been wind blowing in exhaust. Definitely needs to be monitored closely. https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_General_Facts/carbonmonoxide-factsheet.pdf What are the OSHA standards for CO exposure? The OSHA PEL for CO is 50 parts per million (ppm). OSHA standards prohibit worker exposure to more than 50 parts of CO gas per million parts of air averaged during an 8-hour time period. The 8-hour PEL for CO in maritime operations is also 50 ppm. Maritime workers, however, must be removed from exposure if the CO concentration in the atmosphere exceeds 100 ppm. The peak CO level for employees engaged in Ro-Ro operations (roll-on roll-off operations during cargo loading and unloading) is 200 ppm. https://www.kidde.com/home-safety/en/us/support/help-center/browse-articles/articles/what_are_the_carbon_monoxide_levels_that_will_sound_the_alarm_.html Carbon Monoxide Levels and Their Symptoms IMPORTANT: If your carbon monoxide alarm sounds, or you suspect you are experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, you should immediately leave your home and call 9-1-1. 50 PPM None for healthy adults. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), this is the maximum allowable concentration for continuous exposure for healthy adults in any eight-hour period. 200 PPM Slight headache, fatigue, dizziness, and nausea after two to three hours. 400 PPM Frontal headaches with one to two hours. Life threatening after three hours. 800 PPM Dizziness, nausea, and convulsions within 45 minutes. Unconsciousness within two hours. Death within two to three hours. 1,600 PPM Headache, dizziness and nausea within 20 minutes. Death within one hour. NOTE: For more information about your specific alarm, refer to your user’s manual.
  4. 80 is not a worrisome reading in and by itself. If it's never been 80 before and now is 80 I would be concerned. But like others have said it could be wind direction etc. I would not hesitate to fly with this but monitor carefully while flying. I believe OSHA allows workers to work in an environment of 80ppm for 40 hours a week. So the number 80 is not what concerns me per se, it's that it has never been that high before... Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  5. On the ground I can see the cowl flaps work just fine, so I think the motor is fine. When the flaps go up and down on the ground the indicator doesn't move, so I'm pretty sure it's an indicator problem.
  6. Yes. I'll have to look carefully at diagram... Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  7. Which flap, Left or right, is it connected to? is this something I'll be able to see just looking through the bottom of the cowl? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  8. I noticed after annual that the cowl flap on my 1989 M20J is not working well. The cowl flaps themselves go all the way up and all the way down, but the indicator goes from all the way closed only to partially open. The picture below shows how indicator shows the black indicator on "cruise" when, in fact, cowl flaps are all the way open. How does the indicator work ? Is it a cable or what ? Any ideas what might be wrong.
  9. When I was trying to buy a plane, I was very shocked that I would call up some brokers and never have them even answer my call. I was shocked that someone making a huge commission would be so lazy and not serving his customer. So I bought my first plane through an individual and sold that plane myself I bought a new one again not going through broker.... I'm not saying all brokers are like that. I'm just saying if you get a broker they do get a hefty commission so make sure they're going to work for you and earn it. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  10. Gotcha! Thanks. And maybe it's that mirror that slows Bonanzas down, maybe that's why they're slower than Mooney's! Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  11. The Bonanza has mirrors with which you can see the gear down. Does anyone know if there is such a thing for the Mooney? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  12. After these mirrors available for the M20J ? STC ? What planes come with them? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  13. Not a formation flyer... Can you explain your maneuver to educate everybody? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  14. Wow! And it might keep air filter cleaner! Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  15. Does anyone have a sense of the following? 1) What percent of gear-up landings are pilot error? 2) in the gear up landings that are pilot error, in what percent is the gear alarm ignored? I think we should be able to eliminate a significant percentage of the gear up landings in which the alarm is sounding. If this (Gear-Up Alarm Sounding--GUAS) is the case with most gear ups, and I don't know that it is, then maybe we can do something to reduce insurance rates... Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk