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DanM20C last won the day on February 3 2019

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    I could see Bob saying the f was the most bang for the buck. But his personal favorite? The 252 is his child, how could he not put his own kid first? cheers, Dan
  2. It does have an XB-70, which is also big and white. Much rarer than a Space shuttle too! Both are fantastic museums. Cheers, Dan
  3. I have edited my original post to include the current code. The first one was no longer valid. If you don't have a CO monitor, get one! Thanks to @Skates97 for pointing out the old discount code. Cheers, Dan
  4. Thanks for reminding me about that tread. That discount no longer worked but Sensorcon has offered a new code. I have edited the original post to show the current code. Cheers, Dan
  5. .HEIC files don't play nice with the rest of the world. I changed the settings in my Iphone to only use .jpeg. You can find software to convert them over to .jpeg or just change your settings in your phone and re-take the photos. Cheers, Dan
  6. @aviatoreb Eric, Thanks for letting us know. I never had the privilege of meeting Bennett in person but we did trade several emails after my accident nearly 3 years ago. He was concerned on how I was doing and wanted to relay some carbon monoxide information to me. We discovered we both enjoy sailing, he had many great stories from crewing on Pacific Cup races to Hawaii or sailing from South Africa to Kenya in his 40ft boat... He said "sailing was almost as good as flying.." Tail winds and following seas to our friend! Cheers, Dan
  7. It’s just that graphic that NOAA produced. Garmin pilot never included that graphic in their tools. i suspect ForeFlight will either implement their own or another 3rd party soon. windy.com has some impressive tools/graphics that are based on the MOS. cheers, Dan
  8. @siu1526 @Baker Avionics Here is the file I have. Someone here from MS shared it with me years ago. I never got around to using it for my C before it met it's demise. So I can't vouch for the dimensions but it looks correct. I would love one for a 79 K? Cheers, Dan 1969-1970 M20 PANEL.dwg
  9. I have an AutoCad file of the 69-70. The problem is locating it. I recently just ran across it recently but I don't remember where. So I know I have it. I'll check my home computer tonight. Cheers, Dan
  10. Here are Al's actual words from an article he wrote in the Sep, 1952 issue of Flight Magazine. Thanks to Bob Kromer for handing out copies at Mooney Summit VII. "The cabin fuselage section is of welded steel tube structure uniquely designed to permit unobstructed windows, doors and cabin interior. This design results in a smaller frontal area for a given interior size. It also provides an effective impact-resisting "island structure" around the occupants." - Al Mooney So Al never refers to it as a "roll cage" nor did anyone from Nascar help design it. it's crash worthiness wasn't the main design consideration but it certainly has developed a deserving reputation as a tough air-frame. My self as well as a few of my friends are still here after Mooney crashes, and the physical evidence of the airplane points to the "Island structure" playing a major part in the outcomes. I think Al's statement above has a bit of marketing talk embedded too. I don't disagree with anything he said, but I think the real reason he built the M20 the way he did was lack of deep pockets. He didn't have the capitol to tool up for an all aluminum airplane. So he designed and build the most aerodynamically modern airplane he could with traditional techniques and materials. When Al was forced from the company the M20 still was mostly wood. Over the next few years the wood tail was replaced with aluminum, then the wings, etc.. The airplane kept getting improvements but the steel cage stayed. I bet if someone with deep pockets(like Beech or Piper) hired Al before the M20 and said "design us a 4 place airplane", it wouldn't have had the steel cage. But, I'm glad they didn't. Cheers, Dan
  11. I’ve always used the white ones. Makes it easy for the paint to cover. About 30 years ago I caught my dad stealing some of my LEGOs. Turned out he was doing some ABS repair work and needed a clean source of ABS (LEGO). It probably wasn’t a good idea teaching a 10yo boy that he could melt legos with acetone. i keep a small jar of dissolved legos as well as some lightweight glass cloth and various little brushes and squeegees for interior panel repair. I just add acetone to the jar and re dissolve. If it is too thin I can add legos or just wait for the acetone to flash off, only takes a few min. I’ve done some nice repairs with this method. When the repair is visible on the interior side panel it’s very noticeable after paint do to it being smoother than the original finish. So I lightly sandblast the area and can closely match the texture. Some repairs were almost impossible to see. Acetone is nasty stuff so be sure to use in a well ventilated area. Cheers, Dan
  12. I’ve had great success with legos dissolved with acetone. It’s practically free. cheers, Dan
  13. I prefer landscape for the 6 cylinders, but that is the only way I have used it. I feel it's just easier to see and interpret everything. I never noticed that portrait can't display the CHT and EGT at the same time. Q1: This makes sense to me. Q2,3: The JPI will display the CDT over on the primary instrument area. The IAT is only displayed in the message area. It will display differential between the two there also. Q4: I'm not sure. I ended up keeping the TurboPlus gauge and I"m glad I did. I like having it displayed all the time at a quick glance. @Jeff Shapiro (AKA. Mr Turboplus) should have the answer. Cheers, Dan
  14. An M20V at 10K ft will do around 190-200kts at 12-13nmg. An M20U at 10K ft will do 180kts on 14nmg. Your J can get up to 17-18nmg at 140-150kts. So as they go faster they are less efficient but not by your "nearly twice" figure. Flown at similar speeds to J's the Acclaim's fuel burn will be within 20%. Probably less then a 10% delta for the M20U. A lot harder to land? I have never found that to be true. Cheers, Dan
  15. The LB's throttle body is larger than the GB's. The MB's intake is a well though out design that is much improved over the GB/LB. The MB's waste gate is an absolute pressure controller (fully automatic) hydraulically controlled with oil. They call the Merlyn an "automatic" waste gate but that is a bit of a stretch. It uses differential pressure across the throttle body to move the waste gate. It has huge benefits over the fixed waste gate GB/LB, the turbo works less down low and it increases the critical altitude to 19K+ft. It doesn't really help with engine management though. The only upgrade from a GB to the LB is the larger throttle body. Otherwise they uses the same intake design and same turbo (MB uses a different turbo). They both were standard without inter-cooler and with a fixed waste gate. A 231 with a LB, inter-cooled, and Merlyn is a very capable set up. But the MB is a giant improvement overall. Cheers, Dan