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  1. Consolidated in NY has the documentation for an approved repair of most Mooney regulators - the 28V VR's are hard to come by for the Mooney https://www.consolac.com
  2. I use this Rescue tape on heater air ducting and the like - a silicone self fusing tape: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/rescuetape.php I started off with the uni-wrap silicone tape and found this superior. I wouln't use it on a induction hose or boots because I have to be super cautious with a turbo to prevent ingesting any foreign debris. But I think this tape is better than some of the alternatives being discussed.
  3. This is exactly what its for, any short runway. If you don't have 70% of rotate speed as you come up to the middle of the runway its time to abort takeoff. You'll still have time to stop and then consider next options based on what you might think is the issue. 2150' is ordinarily not an issue in a C model at 540' elev, but this day was different for wahetever reason. But as pilots we need to be primed to make the abort decision before passing the halfway. Of course we have no clue what actually happened in this takeoff so not passing judgement on this specific incident - just repeating a best
  4. it’s back to the 50/70 rule, every pilot needs to incorporate this basic best practice which provides protection from most of these kinds of problems. https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/performance/how-to-use-the-50-70-rule-of-thumb-for-your-takeoff-this-summer/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. FAA incidents/accidents reports list the accident with 1 serious injury https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100:96:26121285427983::::P96_ENTRY_DATE,P96_MAKE_NAME,P96_FATAL_FLG:29-APR-21,MOONEY
  6. I believe its the activation codes only that you can't get to copy from an original card to a blank or different card. I don't recall specifically about Safe Taxi but Charts requires an activation code and I recall Safetaxi is just the airport chart that came with Charts but too long ago to be sure.
  7. Years ago when I owned the MX-20 and then the GMX-200 before my GTN's, I tried all kinds of disk & sector copy methods all without success - of course this is by their design. The Jepp software for loading charts back then allowed for filtering a subset of charts of areas you wanted when you couldn't fit them all on the card. If you can't figure out how to get a working larger card, perhaps the subset functionality might help get the charts you could use.
  8. Not exactly, neither mag has second retard breaker points, both mags use impulse coupling. So yes you could replace either mag with the Surefly if you can get it to fit there.
  9. I was pretty lucky and got my CA exemption letter within a couple months of filing my paper work. But I had hired a professional since this was my first time going through the process and heard enough horror stories. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. It would only fit on the right side and I still had to rotate drive gear a tooth and change the mounting hardware to use Lycoming style star washers to get it to fit. Right side was preferable for me anyway since the left side is easier to access; since I pull the mags off at every annual. Both mags are used in starting a K. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Interestingly, I actually see a number of foreign Mooney's engine analyzer data using C for CHT and EGT, as well as LPH for FF. Not easy for me to adjust. Of course not from the factory that way, except you'll see a lot of fuel level gauges in pounds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. It's been too long since I had a GMX-200 but there is a definite limit in size (the OS is based on Windows NT) plus I recall there may be unlock codes on the original card you need for features like weather and charts. I suggest you call Garmin tech support to get details. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The PPP in Santa Fe is going on now with 27 pilots Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Just look at your equipment list in the weight and balance section to see what weight they used for your bottle. You can look up the filled and empty weight on the internet to tell - but your installed weight will include the regulator - but I am sure you can still tell. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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