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  1. Maybe someday they'll have LED replacements for wingtip recognition lights... Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  2. Do you need a valid medical to be hired as a smuggler ? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  3. Not a bad job for an 81 year old... Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  4. Wow! I'm sorry to hear you're these issues. Just curious was it an MSC pre-buy ? Did you buy from an owner or a broker ? Did you get a "great" deal? By this I mean a good enough deal to pay for all these fixes which you shouldn't have to deal with... Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  5. With proper planning you should not need the speed brakes. (Of course, ATC can screw ya. I'm assuming you determine your own descent). MAPA publishes numbers specific for each of the planes. For the J, 2300 rpm and 21 inches is what they say will give you a 500-ft per minute descent at 160kts. JPI engine analyzer does not show excessive cooling with these settings. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  6. The POH (big surprise!) is not so clear on this! It really makes it seem in both the text and diagram that the heated air and vent air are mixed before delivered to the cabin Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  7. Man, that looks great ! Any idea how it compares to the other Sunspot 46, the 01-2230-4580 that is marketed as a landing light rather than mixed, taxi/landing optics. The newer one (link below) has a lot more lumens/voltage, but that's never the whole story...
  8. Anyone know anything about these ? Look like much brighter than a lot of stuff out there...
  9. Great point ! I've always thought of the POH as the bible, but modern interpretation may be just as important ! You are 100% right, older POHs are often "lacking" at best.
  10. I'm reviewing Mooney emergencies procedures. During "Power Loss During Takeoff Roll" the fuel management involves "Fuel Selector--OFF". For engine fire-ground--"Mixture--IDLE CUTOFF. Fuel Selector--OFF" for Landing Emergency Power On--"Fuel Seletor--OFF. Mixture-IDLE CUTOFF". I understand (I think I understand, if not, help me out) that the mixture control is downstream from the fuel selector. Thus if you shut off the Fuel Selector first, there will be a little fuel in the line between the fuel selector and the mixture control in the fuel injector box which would get burned off until mixture put to idle shutoff. Any idea how much fuel would be in line between the fuel selector and mixture control ? Does the order in which you turn these off matter at all ? thanks
  11. Very sad. Anyone know what the weather was at the time of the accident ?
  12. Interesting I didn't know what countersink angle was. I looked it up. Thanks ! I read... The greater the angle, the greater the bearing surface and the less likely the screw is to pull through the sheet metal. So it makes sense for thin aluminum, a high angle. Thanks again !
  13. thanks, that's it. Too bad not allowed to buy it at Home Depot !!!
  14. I was cleaning plane today and noticed a bolt mission from one of the inspection panels mid-wing on the right. I have the parts catalog, but couldn't find it. It looks like about a half inch stainless machine bolt. Any ideas best place to get one ? Maybe I'll buy a few to have a spare ? Anything special about these bolts ? Thanks !
  15. I'm wondering what could be wrong. I have an '89 J. When I test my stall warning horn on the ground it seems to work (although once I had to jiggle it to get it to work, but now works consistently on the ground when I gently lift it with my pinkie. The stall warning used to buzz whenever I landed, but hasn't done so for several months. I figured I wasn't slow enough on my touchdowns. So yesterday I did some slow flight. With gear down an flaps up I got down to 51kt (~2300 lbs) and was stalling, but no stall warning horn. I believe the stall warning is supposed to sound between 5 and 10 kts above stall speed. It could be my ears (noise cancelling headset), but I don't think so. Would a defective sonalert act this way, i.e. working on ground during preflight (battery power) but not in flight (with alternator--slightly higher voltage) ? Is it possible that stall warning needs to be adjusted ? Cleaned ? How to differentiate between causes ? Any thoughts ? Where would you start to keep mechanic costs down ?