flyboy0681

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  1. It sounded like a hairy situation, and I wouldn't press anybody under those circumstances to take a second away from the panel, but in the past when I've had equipment failures I've always been able to get a quick photo of the failure. This served two reasons, the first is to provide evidence in the event a deviation is reported, and second, for you to show the manufacturer proof of the failure. Our GTN would occasionally crash, and even though I was IMC during one of them, I was able to get a quick shot of the screen for Garmin, which they appreciated at the time.
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    Cigars, cigarettes, Tiparillos

    I must admit this is a bit much for me. Gunsmithing? Epoxy? 320 grit sandpaper?
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    Cigars, cigarettes, Tiparillos

    Never as much took a single puff in my 58 years. I have absolutely no idea what it's about.
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    Cigars, cigarettes, Tiparillos

    I'm looking into re-chroming but there may be too much corrosion to save it. Lasar couldn't help.
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    Cigars, cigarettes, Tiparillos

    And to think all I asked for was an ashtray.
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    Tyndall Damage

    Well said.
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    Tyndall Damage

    I didn't mean fly them out but remove the wings, if possible, and load them onto a C5A.
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    Tyndall Damage

    Perhaps a stupid question, but given each planes massive cost, wouldn't it have been prudent to get them on some kid of transport and flown out? Even damaging them in the haste to get them out surely would have been less costly than replacing them.
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    Cigars, cigarettes, Tiparillos

    Has anybody here purchased on of these, and if so, was it an easy fit?
  10. Anybody know where I can get a replacement ashtray?
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    Adjustable front seat frame

    Sorry John, I sold it over two years ago. As you may know, these seat frames are the most in demand part for the Mooney and they are very hard to come by. It took me over five years to locate the ones that I did buy. I wasn't aware of you and your Fort Lauderdale area location until now. I'm trying to coordinate a fly-out lunch for November 17th with Mooney owners from FXE, PMP, HWO and BCT. Would you be interested in joining us? We will probably meet up at Sebring or St Pete. -Mike
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    Add GPSS / Roll Steering Converter???

    While I have GPSS, I don't use it as a crutch but as a fatigue saver. When encountering hard IFR I typically disengage the A/P and fly by hand for half hour stretches, just to keep my skills up. And the few times that I made approaches in actual conditions, I flew them by hand. Having lived through several failures of the KAP 150, I've grown accustomed to not count on it when I may need it the most.
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    Tyndall Damage

    Latest story on the damage to Tyndall. Pay no attention to the Times use of the word "global warming". https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/us/tyndall-afb-damage-hurricane-michael.html
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    Drone strike

    Drones are already a miracle of micro circuitry, how about a requirement to have them pick up the signal from a transponder or ADS-B and back off when it senses it's too close? This solution won't speak for the millions already in circulation however.
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    GPSS & Waypoints

    Great video. How did you mount the camera? I tried using the sticky mount on the headliner but it simply won't adhere.