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  1. 1964-M20E

    The Greatest Generation

    Wonderful story. Truly a great generation even when you peel back the rose glasses of time. Come down to New Orleans and visit the WWII museum it is an excellent venue and worth the trip but do plan on a minimum one full day just for the museum.
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    Transitioning to Mooney

    Yes you will need to get transition training and complex sign off. Depending on the insurance company will determine how many hour they will require. A CFI with Mooney experience is better than one without but at the end of the day if you are a good confident pilot the transition is nothing to worry about. Read and learn everything about the plane you intend to buy before you buy it and before you get with the instructor that way you can teach him where the controls are and what to do. The instructor is there to transition you to complex and to make sure you are not doing anything stupid. Do plenty of pattern work and slow flight with the instructor and once you and him are comfortable with your work take advantage of any remaining time you are required to pay him for and get under the hood. Then you will need to go out and really learn your plane.
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    Flying on Instruments with No PC

    My 64E didn't have an auto pilot and I got my IR using it. I flew a number of IMC flights in it as well before hurricane Issac flooded it. Auto pilot is real nice to have but not a necessity. I would use some caution in full overcast down to minimums but that goes even with an AP.
  4. 1964-M20E

    Chromosomal chemtrails

    looks like he was doing aileron rolls
  5. cool maybe they will have some leftover concrete and can come and pave the grass strip I fly out of. It just reopened it was closed for a week due to wet conditions.
  6. Nice write up. However, $800 sounds high for a check ride. My helicopter ride was $400 (3 yrs ago) and I believe the same for my IR (6 yrs ago). Congrats.
  7. I removed mine without touching the engine mounts but you need to remove the oil filter. Still it is a PIA. Don't be shy about grinding and heating/bending wrenches to make them work for you. I use cheap ones for theses purposes.
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    I usually use KORL when I go to Orlando. Mainly it's easier to get to my daughter's house form there. I will use Sheltair when I go.
  9. 1964-M20E

    The Night Before Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all
  10. 1964-M20E

    Mooney Aerodynamic Curves (Nerd Alert)

    I've seen some clocks that are just clocks cost more than the AV-20.
  11. 1964-M20E

    Mooney Aerodynamic Curves (Nerd Alert)

    all the other stuff besides the clock that's called lagniappe
  12. 1964-M20E

    Adding a JPI 900 on the cheap

    It always takes linger than you think. I'd put the JPI over your transponder save the space for CDIs or other things necessary for flying. Not that an engine monitor isn't necessary my feelings are it can be off to the right.
  13. 1964-M20E

    New Owner, First Plane, 1974c

    Chris welcome aboard you will be getting a lot oaf answers soon and good luck Post some pics of the plane and add a little data about yourself and where you are located.
  14. Warning Long post Since I did not want to hijack the other thread any further I started a new thread. I have always tried to interpret rules to let me do the most I can instead of interpreting them to be the most restrictive on what I can do. Sometimes I'm right sometimes I'm wrong. 91.205 only states that the clock is required either analog or digital. 91.205 does not say the clock cannot do more than be a clock it just states one is necessary and does not actually state that it needs to be mounted anywhere. Would a wrist watch suffice?? Aerovonics has NORSEE approval from the FAA for their AV-20 and since installing a clock can be a minor mod (see Davtron letter from FAA) I personally do not see any reason one could not use the AV-20 as a clock installed as a minor mod that has a few extra NORSEE features that can be pretty helpful in a bad situation. After all that is what the whole NORSEE program is all about getting us newer technology that might be helpful and make flight safer. The extra features are still for reference only. To get the full use of the AV-20 you do need to connect to the pitot static system and that wold require a system check afterwards. So we have NORSEE letter for the AV-20 to be installed as supplemental information and we have letter form the FAA stating the clocks in our planes are minor mods. Spock maybe I am being illogical but I put the 2 of them together and the AV-20 can be my clock and NORSEE allows of the extra goodies and I the captain save the Enterprise once again. Not to mention as TheTurtle stated we have so many clocks in or planes today just about every electronic device has one. Clock as minor mod.pdf 1cqh4jsdj_19.pdf With respect to clocks and 91.205 being required for IFR flight see below. 91.205 (d) Instrument flight rules. For IFR flight, the following instruments and equipment are required: (1) Instruments and equipment specified in paragraph b) of this section, and, for night flight, instruments and equipment specified in paragraph (c) of this section. (2) Two-way radio communication and navigation equipment suitable for the route to be flown. (3) Gyroscopic rate-of-turn indicator, except on the following aircraft: (i) Airplanes with a third attitude instrument system usable through flight attitudes of 360 degrees of pitch and roll and installed in accordance with the instrument requirements prescribed in §121.305(j) of this chapter; and (ii) Rotorcraft with a third attitude instrument system usable through flight attitudes of ±80 degrees of pitch and ±120 degrees of roll and installed in accordance with §29.1303(g) of this chapter. (4) Slip-skid indicator. (5) Sensitive altimeter adjustable for barometric pressure. (6) A clock displaying hours, minutes, and seconds with a sweep-second pointer or digital presentation. (7) Generator or alternator of adequate capacity. (8) Gyroscopic pitch and bank indicator (artificial horizon). (9) Gyroscopic direction indicator (directional gyro or equivalent). Below is a letter from the FAA stating that installing clocks in small planes like ours is a minor mod. I have attached a PDF file of the same letter and the letter can be found on Davtron's site. U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration SEP 3 2010 In Reply RetCr To: 1OOS-GA-l 0-53 Mr. Kevin Torresdal President Davtron. Inc. 427 Hillcrest Way Emerald I Iilis. CA 94062 Dear Mr. Torresdal: Transport Airplane Directorate Aircraft Certification Service 1601 Lind Avenue Southwest Renton, Washington 98057-3356 This is in response to your letter dated August 24. 2010 regarding the installation of replacement clocks in small airplanes. We consider the installation of replacement clocks (including timers and stopwatches) in non-transport category airplanes to be minor changes in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section (~) 21.93(a). Per CFR S 21.95. copies of this letter may be given to installing mechanics as evidence that this installation is considered minor. The installation should be documented using a maintenance log book entry referencing this letter. Ii"you have questions regarding any oi"the above issues. please contact me at telephone number (425) 917-6405. or by electronic mail at jellmorfitt({/li"aa.gov. Sincerely. Jeffrey A. Morfitt Small Airplane Program Manager Seattle Aircraft Certification Oflice @Bob Stephens respectfully disagrees with me regarding installing the AV-20 as the required clock. (from another thread) You interpret that differently than I do. 91.205.(d).(6) requires a clock with a sweep second hand or digital equivalent for instrument flight. NORSEE allows installation in addition to, not in replacement of, required instruments. The Aerovonics page does not say that only parts of the instrument are NORSEE approved. The entire instrument is NORSEE approved. The way I interpret that is that I could keep my clock and add the AV20-S, but I cannot use the AV20-S to replace my clock. That's why I'm waiting for Aerovonics to get approval for use as a required clock. While using the AV20-S to replace a clock meets the spirit of the law, I do not think it meets the letter of the law. Is anyone going to say something? Probably not. Will it ever matter? Highly unlikely that a clock would have anything to do with an accident/incident. But I want to comply with the letter of the law. That's why we also installed a nav source indicator for our GTN650 so we could legally fly IFR. My GTN650 will display time, but only hours and minutes unless I want to dig all the way down through the menus to a settings page. It will show me a timer including seconds, but the requirement is not for a timer, but a clock. @TheTurtle from another thread NORSEE allows installation *in addition to* existing, required instruments in the cockpit. We are working guidance on how to potentially replace a legacy, analog clock which may be considered a required instrument in some aircraft. (GPS units often have a clock that meets FAR requirements.) That toaster you are berating and being mean too was your ticket to IFR. I think you should apologize to her. With your updated panel you probably have another clock
  15. 1964-M20E

    M20J oil pressure anomaly

    I'm just speculating here but there maybe several things going on. There maybe some foaming happening therefore introducing some air into the system even though the pickup is fully submerged. The oil maybe taking longer to return to the sump and the actual oil level in the sump is lower than you would expect. Any pump is only good for a certain amount of head pressure i.e. output pressure. The height of the suction also affects the output pressure. At lower oil levels more suction is required. The height difference between 6 qts and 5qts is minimal. I'm not sure if that can account for the changes. A whirlpool could be forming at the suction allowing air into the system. I think this highly unlikely but a consideration.