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  1. I first flew with my dad when I was only a few months old. The first time I used any hearing protection in an airplane was the first flight after my PPL checkride (17th birthday). My dad gave me a set of telex headsets for my birthday present. I had 1000-1500hrs in single engine GA between the ages of 0-17 with nothing but open ears. No tinnitus.. yet.. Tinnitus is quite common with age, not always a result of exposure to loud environments. I tried hard to keep some kind of hearing protection on my kids, but I was largely unsuccessful. Once they hit about 2-1/2 or 3 they started to prefer the headsets. They love hearing them self talk, sing, yell, etc.., pilot Isolate on the audio panel is a must! Glad to see the future aviator enjoying the ride, It's the only way to grow up! Cheers, Dan
  2. I was hoping It turned up. I plan on bringing mine this year. Cheers, Dan
  3. Not new math, just confusing advertising. The quoted prices you posted are AFTER the $30 sale. The prices have went up considerable since most of us purchased two years ago. Cheers Dan
  4. I was just informed by a friend that the 20% discount saves you $1.80 over the labor day sale on the basic. $5.80 savings on the industrial. The code is flysafe2019 Cheers Dan
  5. The inspector and industrial are the ones to look at for in the cockpit use. The industrial pro has added features that we don't really need. The Industrial includes the vibratory alarm and the inspector doesn't. This is handy if you plan to wear it from airplane to airplane. If you are looking to Velcro to the panel someplace the inspector should be perfect. Sensorcon recommends calibration every 6 months to guaranty accuracy. Without calibration the accuracy could wander but by very little. If the actual ppm is 50 and we see 40 or 60 is no mater for us. If no calibration is done after 2 years you will either get an EOL warning at start up or Calibration Required warning. They will continue to work. Just last week I ferried a friends airplane and his gave the cal req at start up. During start up/taxi out it showed between 8-10ppm and mirrored the one I brought with me that I had just calibrated. I have calibration equipment as well as the Mooney Summit. If anyone not attending the Summit would like to send me theirs I can calibrate and send back. I would appreciate a small donation as I calculated each calibration costs me about $5 in test gas. Sensorcon gave me a new discount code to share that I don't have it handy right now. But as @Junkman shared above this labor day sale is a little better. I'll post the updated code next week. Cheers, Dan
  6. I think most shops figure 23-25hrs for the 100hr/annual. Cheers, Dan
  7. The sensorcon does have a replaceable battery, CR123A that can be purchased almost anywhere. You need to remove the 4 screws on the back to access it. Cheers, Dan
  8. I have to give some love to the Sierra's as everyone is beating up on them. My dad owned one when I was growing up and we loved it. In terms of comfort they are hard to beat. Tons of room, 2 entry doors and a baggage door that is nearly as big as the cabin doors. Useful load is respectable, most are 900-1000 and carry 60gals (52 usable) of fuel. They are not hard to land, like the Mooney, the landing gear is a trailing link with rubber donuts. It's stiff and they have had their share of PIO accidents that gave them that reputation. They are slow, very slow. The A24R and B24R will cruise 125kts and the C24R will bump it up just over 130. 125kts combined with 52 gal usable gives it pretty short legs compared to any Mooney. But if someones mission is only 200-300 miles and they want to be comfortable and have room for everyone to stretch out, they are a good option. That said, I'm on my second Mooney. I had a M20C and now have a K. I love the versatility the Mooney affords. I can carry 50 gal, load the whole family on board, and cover 600nm. Or I can top if off, and the wife and I can go over 1,000nm. I'm a big fan of the 520 powered Bo's too. S35 and newer. My only complaint with the them is the seating position is much less comfortable for me than a Mooney. I'm tall with most in the leg so the bo is tight. Cheers, Dan
  9. Thanks Anthony! Unfortunately I have acquired the experience by crashing an airplane and losing a thumb in an industrial accident. Cheers, Dan
  10. I don't really have any additional insight. The brain trust on MS has probably the best handle on CO in aviation than any other source. Thanks to Anthony we get it summarized into easy to understand posts. I recommend anything consistently above 5ppm should be investigated further. The CO isn't a danger at this level but it may be an indicator of something failing. Recently someone reported to me he noticed a small rise and found an exhaust slip joint that had partially separated. Upon further investigation he found that it had partially separated because one of the engine mounts had broke and the engine had shifted. Cheers, Dan
  11. Hank, Do you fly above 10K? 10 and 11K were my preferred cruising altitudes with my C. Unfortunately above 10 will be a no go without adsb. Cheers, Dan
  12. Congratulations Bob! I'm one week from my 25th anniversary of my PPL. I sure hope I'm flying as well as you in 25 years. Cheers, Dan
  13. Congrats Scott! We will have to arrange another Lone Rock Breakfast meet up so I can get a ride it that thing! It's beautiful! Cheers, Dan
  14. I know this is just anecdotal evidence of the strength of the steel cage paired with the one piece spar assembly. But I'm a believer. This was my good friend's E after he threw a propeller blade back in the early 70's. By the time he pulled the power the engine already broke free from the mount. The ridged lower cowl held the engine in and maintained W&B. He and two other people walked away. Notice both doors open. Not the typical crushed beer can. It was because of his recommendation and guidance that I bough a Mooney. I'm glad I did. This was what I woke up to 2 years ago. I impacted the ground at 120mph and+1000fpm, I walked away (sort of) There wasn't 4 square inches of Sheet metal that wasn't wrinkled, note both doors open. Mooney's are wonderful machines. From the M20A's though the M20V's. I know they have a place in market today and into the future. Mooney has the product, the Management just have to figure out the importance of marketing it properly. I would bet 50% of new Cirrus owners don't know what a Mooney is. It's hard to compete if you are not getting in front of the prospective buyers. Cheers, Dan
  15. I don't know why I didn't think about that at the time. Once we landed and cracked a beer I think we all forgot about it. Flying Fisk on Monday I wondered about the ADS-b thing. I noticed several airplanes that were not flying the arrival correctly and were broadcasting tis-b. Two airplanes came from the west and cut ahead of me just before Fisk. They were not instructed to leave a hold over Rush, so they clearly were not flying the procedure. Cheers, Dan