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About glbtrottr

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    Hawhorne, CA HHR
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    M20K 262

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  1. I went from an original mooney panel to a Garmin 430, JPI EDM711, KcS 55a, MX20, backup AI, GDL69 weather, stormscope wx500, and GTX330 back in the day. The panel upgrade was NOT cheap, specially when done at the factory... Today? I don’t know that price to value is worth it. I’m offended by avionics prices, and we happily feed that machine. A tailbeacon or other ADSB out works perfectly fine, along with a solidly mounted gdl 39/50/51/52 or similarly functioning ADSB in tool. While I have a 12” iPad, I also have used IPad minis on ram mounts with great success. I have Garmin 696’s on b
  2. I will have a 711 soon as soon as I get back to my plane to swap it out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. How many hours did it take to build the pre-J mooney’s? I get that all the molds were sold to Mexico as lead. Not the question - how many hours to build a C/E/F? A Johnson Bar should reduce the build time if it is retractable... The new carbon fiber cowl, too, should reduce time... I know people that work and become world champions reducing a second here, a second there...having spent weeks and weeks at mooney and observing their work schedule (not ethic) and counting dozens of employees as friends, I’ve gotta believe there are tons of places to optimize and reduce time...which equals mon
  4. How many Mooney pilots are here in Calguns? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 262=231+252parts 14v. 252 cowling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I need two for my 252...PM me Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. The cost of those little helicopters is humbling. Nearly $200,000 for an overhaul ? Yikes. Getting my rating wasn’t cheap. They need to be affordable... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Cool! I met with him yesterday to get some rust off of my K model - he apparently doesn't have any Mooney time yet, but he has a bunch of time in other things. Say hello for me! Hope it all goes well - I may fly with him next week prior to visiting Mr. Kaye regularly going forward...
  9. Gary Brenner 1 (949) 400-1842 Tell him 6LL sent you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Another thought: yes, some of us fly airplanes with a replacement value of $800k- very few of us. Many of us fly ovations, bravos or acclaims - congrats! Still not many with $200-300k birds out there. A good bunch of us discovered Ks and Js hovering at $100k and below, and many of us are ecstatic to be flying a pre-J model for substantially under $100k, sometimes as low as 20/25k...from personal experience. For so long as we continue to treat ownership as some super duper unaffordable special privilege, interest in our brand (and others) will remain low, and demand will affect availabili
  11. I keep reading about debt, debt, debt. When I financed my first 172, I paid a little over 28k for it. 25k financed, $200 a month or so, less than $100 for tiedown. Near run out, functional radios, full IFR stack. Do you THINK I lost money on that deal? Hint: NO. Many of those available today. What did it cost me to fly? Insurance and gas. You mean to tell me that someone making a young man’s wages can’t afford 35 dollars an hour for gas and an annual 172 premium? If so, you guys leave a lot more humble a life than I Expected. Go look on ASO or Trade a Plane, and tell m
  12. How’s mike dominó in Mooney’s? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. How’s mike dominó in Mooney’s? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Military shmilitary. United States Marine Corps here. Degree shdegree. Whatever. Got a few of those. -as for a degree, getting one is not what it used to be. 30 years ago I went to Caltech for Physics. Today, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts, 120 (145, actually) semester units in one year and one summer, while working full time, at. State university. I reason a you g man can’t cut the college time in at least half. Feel free to ping me offline and I’ll tell you how. A real degree, brick and mortar, school of choice irrelevant. Many people looking for kerosene burners are t asking fo
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