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  1. WilliamR

    Mooney Lunch Roundup in Alabama

    Despite being someone who mainly lurks here, I (and my +1) are looking forward to being there Sat a.m. William
  2. WilliamR

    High-low vacuum pump light

    Greg-D, I'm sorry, that's the only place I've ever seen it. In fact, I'm not sure there is any other place or way to drive the low vacuum annunciator with that type of instrument setup. I'm guessing you have a King KI-525 as an HSI/DG, so it wouldn't be there (that instrument is electric). Is it possible that pot is somehow hooked in line with the vacuum gauge? That would be really odd. William
  3. WilliamR

    Carb Ice Frequency for Mooneys

    Funny, your Mooney is the one I had a carb-ice event at cruise at 7,000'.
  4. Sleet given the narrow band of warm air and thick layer of below freezing air below it. Freezing rain would be more likely if the band of warm air were much thicker and the cold air band thinner.
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    Digital M20K data

    Funny, this has been my on again off again project for some time. It's been fun and a good challenge to my excel modeling skills. I've completed the take-off performance calcs and have moved on to landing distances. I looked at the Oviation one provided and it was very good and probably could be deconstructed and manipulated. Of course, I like mine better. I probably shouldn't even provide this given it's a work in progress and not ready for prime time, but here goes. Unfortunately, between deal flow at work, flying part time and moving to a new home and moving the airplane, this has fallen to the bottom of my list since last May. It's been fun creating the calculations as the slopes are increasing or decreasing as the case may be based on temp. wind etc. The upside is that the slopes in the chart do seem to be linear. Of course, there are the usual stipulations, your POH is the governing document and should always be consulted, blah, blah, blah. I do find it ridiculous that you could be a pencil lead width off and that's 50 ft. But, I guess that goes under the heading of measuring with a micrometer and cutting with an axe. No one cuts it 50 ft close when determining needed runway length. Copy of MasterCalc - Mooney 252 draft 5-23-18.xls
  6. WilliamR

    Training needed near KRYY

    Jeff, thanks. Ha! You're too hard on yourself. You did just fine. Your careful approach to flying is apparent to all. Can't believe it's been four years. I would never ghost you. W
  7. WilliamR

    Training needed near KRYY

    Etz, I would be happy to help. My schedule is fairly open. I'll PM you with my number and background. William
  8. Buy a few hundred shares of the stock and significantly offset your fees. A somewhat imperfect hedge, but a hedge none the less. Ticker is "BBA" on the London Exchange Full disclosure, I own this stock. William
  9. WilliamR

    AvWeb Video Review of the New Acclaim

    Ha, Jonah Hill. I've heard a couple of Premier sales people advocate trim up to flare. SMH. Also watched a new Acclaim owner use that technique at a Premier sale guys recommendation and then tried to go around. Suddenly becomes more than a hand full. Oh, and odd they didn't talk about range extending by running lean of peak. Pulling the MP and RPM back and still running rich seems less than optimally efficient.
  10. WilliamR

    JPI EDM Questions

    I have a M20K with a JPI 700. The short answer to your question is yes. I assume your M20K is typically equipped with a Hoskins FT101 or something better. There's your fuel flow. Does it integrate with your JPI? Highly unlikely, but that's not the end of the world. I also assume that the JPI 700 has all the cht/egt/tit probes installed and working. If so, these are the basics to stay out of the "red box" and determine how rich or lean of peak you are. FYI, I looked into putting in a JPI 900. JPI would not sell me a JPI 900 without cht/egt/tit probes even though I already have them. Something about STC and agreement with the FAA that new probes would be used when using a 900 to replace the OEM gauges (forget the fact that the OEM setup had only 1 cht and a tit gauge). William
  11. WilliamR

    High-low vacuum pump light

    Greg_D, I'm guessing you have the King KI-256 artificial horizon and flight director. It's likely that the gauge is correct (although you can easily hook up another to check it) and the vacuum switch on the back of the artificial horizon that signals the annun. needs to be adjusted. Sometime vibration over time knocks these out of adjustment. On the back of the artificial horizon there is an approx. 1" long by 1" diameter pot with 3 wires. The adjustment screw is in the middle of the back of the pot. A very small turn does a lot. BTW, I've found it to be a huge pain the mess with it. To the OP, in the M20M's, R's, S's, J's, K's (including my own) all also having a Ki-256 artificial horizon, the low vacuum light comes on (flashing indicating low) at very low power just as jaylw314 noted. This also corresponds with the very low reading on the gauge (if so equipped). If the light did not come on, I would be concerned it wouldn't illuminate if the pump were putting such a low suction as to not properly spin the gyro. Vacuum switch link below. http://www.sigmatek.com/pages/prod_description/PD_ACC_vacswt.html William
  12. WilliamR

    Allentown Approach Phone #

    Funny, I looked up ABE on the Chart Supplement (No longer called Airport Facility Directory), but the note at the bottom didn't look like it included Apch. I would have looked at Foreflight, but I'm at work 'til at least 11pm and don't have my iPads with me. Thanks to both of you for the help. William
  13. Anybody have a phone number for Allentown Approach? Specifically 124.45? Hoping someone here can help. I used to know where to find a listing of approach control phone numbers, but I apparently killed that brain cell. I should have asked for it when talking with them, but my hands were a bit full single pilot IFR, trying to get my routing straightened out and avoiding severe weather just to the south and west. Thanks in advance. William
  14. WilliamR

    Name that Plane - Army

    Saw one at my airport (KFFC) last summer. it was being used by a private organization as a camera ship. Possibly the same one. William
  15. WilliamR

    Help: Buying my first Mooney

    +1 for Dave and his team. Very thorough and very knowledgeable.