rgpilot

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    Spruce Creek Fly In
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    N1044V
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    M20R

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  1. rgpilot

    KFC 225 Garmin 530 glidescope capture

    I'll try that when I can. I am away and plane is in shop.
  2. rgpilot

    KFC 225 Garmin 530 glidescope capture

    The 225 captures the glideslope on GPS approaches perfectly. I never got the message that I expected but as long as I press the Approach button after passing the IAP it works. At that point the button will flash to alert me to push it. ILS approaches work normally. I can fly a full GPS approach with the plane doing the proceedure turn on its own and wait to repass the IAP than hit the Approach button on the 225 and capture the glideslope.
  3. rgpilot

    KFC 225 Garmin 530 glidescope capture

    I was describing a GPS approach. I never get the message to enable outputs and there is nothing to enable on the Garmin. The approach button on the 225 starts to flash and I just have to push Approach on 225.
  4. rgpilot

    KFC 225 Garmin 530 glidescope capture

    My king 225 coupled to Garmin 530 wass doesn't work as described in the Garmin manual. I have the autopilot on Nav as I shoot the approach with the Garmin Approach Activated and as I pass the FAF the Approach mode button on the 225 will begin to flash and I push it to capture the glideslope. If I push it to soon (before passing FAF) nothing happens. I never get the message to activate autopilot APR outputs.
  5. rgpilot

    Unidentified white tubing

    Looks like static tubing.
  6. Timer is standard equipment on 04 ovatiion.
  7. rgpilot

    Insurance

    I use the AOPA insurance and they are very reasonable and easy to deal with.
  8. rgpilot

    1978 M20J overhead map wiring question

    There is a fuse near the battery for power to overhead lights, front and rear. They can always be on without turning on the master.
  9. rgpilot

    Soft Brakes

    It's best to bleed Mooney brakes from the bottom by pumping fluid into the caliper and opening the reservoir at the top. First drain some fluid out of the bottom to purge calipers of old fluid.
  10. rgpilot

    Recognition Lights

    I got a reply from Mooney Engineering. They said you shouldn't use the 28 volt version of recognition lights because they would get too hot! I know that's just flat out wrong. I not sure where he got his engineering degree but they must not have taught ohm's law. They do have a resister in the line to drop the voltage to the 14 volt lights. Maybe they didn't have a 28 volt light available at the time they introduced recognition lights. In my old J Mooney I switch to 28 volt lights and stopped the meltdown. I just put a voltmeter on the recognition lights that Mooney installed (14 volt lights) with the resister to reduce voltage. They are getting 23 volts with battery only power. I will replace them with 28 volt lamps.
  11. rgpilot

    Oil Leak Crank Case Half Bolts

    I had three come loose on my old J. The mechanic just tighten them and they stayed leak free for about 2 years. I just retightend them and never had another problem.
  12. rgpilot

    Recognition Lights

    I got a reply from Mooney Engineering. They said you shouldn't use the 28 volt version of recognition lights because they would get too hot! I know that's just flat out wrong. I am not sure where he got his engineering degree but they must not have taught ohm's law. They do have a resister in the line to drop the voltage to the 14 volt lights. Maybe they didn't have a 28 volt light available at the time they introduced recognition lights. In my old J Mooney I switch to 28 volt lights and stopped the meltdown.
  13. I have an Ovation with recognition lights. One of the bulbs burnt out and I am replacing it. The original bulb was a Whelen 14 volt. The plane is a 28 volt plane, shouldn't it be a 28 volt bulb? The bulbs have been getting so hot that they have melted the lexan wing tip covers. Seems like the 28 volt bulbs would be much less hot. The Mooney part # is 880049-501 which I think is the 14 volt version. Whelen part # for the 28 volt version is 01-0770303-01. Anyone have any ideas?
  14. rgpilot

    M20R Gear problem

    Only problem I've had with the gear was after service. The mechanic must have kicked the manual retraction lever. Reset lever and problem solved. This is always the first place to look in a Mooney,
  15. I had a similar problem with my old J. After checking everything else, I thought it might be the up limit switch. Exercised the switch multiple times (used the wooden handle of a hammer to plush it in. There is a very strong spring to push against.) Problem solved. You don't need to jack the plane. It's easily accesses with the plane on the ground.