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  1. AmSafe news

    Well, the news article is about a product in development. I'm really talking apples and oranges. The one they have certified and available is 6,000. Who knows when or if the developmental product will be available and what it will actually cost. I'm just reporting the price of their current product. I maybe should have been more clear.
  2. AmSafe news

    I called Amsafe and for a 231, they estimated $6,300, not including install for pilot and copilot.
  3. Nope. There was Placerville Aviation, but he is mostly doing owner assist stuff and renting out hangar space. The only actual maintenance shop there is Hangtown now.
  4. M20J Speed Improvement?

    Mine has an inter cooler so temps aren’t a problem, especially at 6000. In fact, in the winter (even in California) I have to keep the cowl flaps closed at 6,000 to keep the cylinder temps (#5 and 6 in the front) up in the green arc. The idea of temperature issues is really related to the GB engine. Most are LB engines now, which run much cooler, and many 231's have intercoolers, which improve temperatures even further. So that is a pretty old criticism of 231's, being hot running. Yes, I do cruise settings 28/25 at 6,000 and that gets close to 160, which is certainly prudent, as my cylinder temps are about 350 or less and TIT is well under 1500... So you can add that to your anecdotal data set.
  5. M20J Speed Improvement?

    1 hour ago, Shadrach said: Here in the lowlands, cruising at anything under 6000' the two 231s I am familiar with run <150kts. Yeah I don't know how these rumors spread... My 231 around 6k at full gross is pushing 160 kts (Maybe 158), running lighter and I'm over 160.
  6. M20K climb settings

    do you have intercooler or anything? 231 or 252?
  7. Hangtown Aviation in Placerville does my maintenance. Not a service center, but Mooney Knowledgeable. They're not affiliated with Skywagons and do relatively little business with them...
  8. Mooney Insurance

    Holy cow...for a K, with slightly less hull (140) I'm at $1100. Granted I have some Mooney time and over 2k hours total time, but still.... I went through Falcon.
  9. Ski tube additional info request

    It’s super cool, what else is there to know?
  10. Selling my Plane

    top left is my guess
  11. J

    That sucks! Why would they do that? Don't they need them to make parts?
  12. Making (NEW) Mooney T shirts!

    Yeah, that is me! You’re welcome
  13. Making (NEW) Mooney T shirts!

    Yeah long sleeve is good too...as long as it’s the K version.
  14. Making (NEW) Mooney T shirts!

    Good idea, I’d buy one... K please.
  15. Mooney Girls Fast, not Easy

    Trying to say fast as in "Mooney's are fast," and not as in the "Fast girl" definition of urban dictionary.
  16. pattern etiquette question

    I was landing the other day, doing a regular pattern and an RV was behind, also in the pattern. I turned base to final and heard him announce he was turning base too. I though that was a bit close, but couldn't tell how far out he was. I landed and rolled out, was taking the second exit and looked backed and noticed that RV was on the ground too, coming up behind me. Apparently he decided we'd do a loose formation landing, without letting me know... I do pretty tight patterns, so it wasn't like I was way out doing a wide pattern. Kind of annoying with him on the runway too, but no harm, no foul I guess.
  17. Upgrade from C to K? Should we??

    My wife loved the C too, until I started talking about getting a J. I sort of mentioned you could get more for the money with a K and she was all over it, said why wouldn't we get the faster, longer range, better equipped plane for the same price. I had no argument so we got a K.
  18. Upgrade from C to K? Should we??

    I went from a C to a 231 and have loved the improved performance! Yes, you'll lose your shirt on the sale of the C, but 231s are a bargain. Direct costs between C and K on the same trips; Around 300nm, C burns 1-2 gallons more, 600 + nm, the K is much cheaper, no fuel stop and much faster. Much roomier, much faster, more standard equipment, etc. Get a K! You'll love it!

    There is an m20f at west valley flying club in Palo Alto. A bit slower but pretty similar
  20. I Used To Fly A Cessna C140...

    Welcome. I used to have a Cessna 140 too...fun, but pales in comparison to the utility of the Mooney.
  21. Heat Residue on Windshield

    Now that was a good answer! Answer his next question about long term damage...I'm wondering too
  22. High FBO fees.

    Yep, south valley
  23. High FBO fees.

    That is what I did when going to Park City. Heber was so pricey and I needed a car anyway, so I flew into an airport near Salt Lake city, which was much cheaper.
  24. Something's not right

    really bad paint, dated panel, rough interior, really high time airframe, no working autopilot, not adsb compliant, mid time enginge, fairly recent damage history,etc...probably more stuff...