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    Retired military (29 years active duty). Currently Director of Operations for an airport.
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  1. If you still live in Texas, a good low level run to Oshkosh and back home should do it!!
  2. I just did the #1 on my C model. It was probably broke in at 10 hours but I continued the break-in procedures until 18 hours. The most important thing stressed to me was stay at or below 5,000 and run the hell out of it until the oil consumption levels off and don’t use any additives while running mineral oil.
  3. Which Skytec starter do you have? I had one that looked similar to the old Delco Remy starter that did a similar thing. It only had 100 hours since install. When I called Skytec they said they no longer used that starter for the Mooney’s. They use the in-line starter now. Once I installed the in-line starter I have had zero issues. I also installed Bogert power cables this year. If you order any make sure of your ground cable. They sent a zero degree rotation and my C needed a 180 degree rotation for the ground wire.
  4. We went to Frankenmuth Michigan a couple of years ago. My wife wants to go back this year. The world’s largest Christmas store is there along with an aviation museum and a brewing museum. Had good German food and beer
  5. I use the Anker with a 30000mAh battery. The charger has a 1a and 2a USB port for direct charging of phones and iPads. The battery allows me the juice to charge 6 or 7 friends phones when the sun isn’t shining. You can even hang it on your backpack and charge as you are walking around.
  6. We have no problem taking a large cooler. The picture shows what I packed last year in our C model and still had room for me, my wife and my 9-yo grandson. We don’t use suitcases as they take up valuable space. We use the heavy duty vacuum bags for our clothes, bedding and towels. We got tired of buying ice and bought the biggest Yeti knockoff (Ozark Trails because I am a CB) that would fit through the door.
  7. I have been using a large cotter pin.
  8. The focus of this thread has been on the seat cam. With the comment of the seat leaning to the right I would suggest pulling the fabric and checking your seat back. I had a similar problem on one of my seats and it ended up being a broken seat back that needed repaired..:not the cam. Because the seat back was broken, the seat would slip off the cam and severely lean to the right.
  9. At Treasure Cay there are one-level cottages you can rent with easy access for a wheelchair. There are daily ferry’s from Abacos to Green Turtle, Elbow, and Man-o-war Cays.
  10. Makes me glad I still have my steam gauges.
  11. I bought my C model out of convenience. It was a Mooney owned by a friend and he was in a position to sell when I was looking to buy thinking I would only have it 3-4 years then move up to a F or J. 1,100 hours later my wife and I are still flying it. It has been the perfect airplane for us as we find 99% of our flights are just two people. Living in Little Rock area we can be a lot of places in little time. Two weeks ago, I flew to Crestview FL via Birmingham, spent the night with friends and was back home by 2:30 pm on Saturday. I have been to Monterey, Maine, all along the east coast, Bahamas and Oshkosh and UP Michigan. Kids live in MO so we fly to Branson 1-2 times a month (have a van parked at KPLK). Since I am still working, this plane has allowed my wife and I to enjoy things that wouldn’t have been possible if we had to drive. People always preach define your mission and buy a plane to fit your mission. The C model has fit our mission. Wouldn’t have minded having an E model. Even though the kids are out of the house you now have to start thinking about the grandkids!
  12. Call Lasar and see if they have one that will work. I received an email a couple days ago saying they are having 50% off sale on B&D and Sigmatek gauges.
  13. Try Dawson Aircraft Salvage in Clinton Arkansas. They had one or two C models they were parting out back in the fall.
  14. Is your prop balanced? Do you have 2 or 3-bladed prop?