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  1. Especially on a vectors to final on a precision approach, every thing you need is on the GPS Navigator except for minimums. The gps will guide you through the missed as well. If a non precision approach, you’ll find the step down altitudes on the current generation GPS’s, if not, approach or tower can help you out with these. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I use a Mygoflight Cool case, similar with fan but no batteries. Runs off the single charging cable for the ipad, while still charging, or the ipad battery itself. It’s pretty neat setup. I go in and out of planes during the day and would be constantly changing those 4 AA batteries. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I'll confess I am stopping by less and less and these days. Not just because I am a busy guy, but because this site has become too much of a social site with too much posting of off topic stuff. Its as if it has become something akin to Facebook for some here; especially when discussions turns political. I come for the Mooney stuff, the rest pushes me away and faster than the ads do. I've also met a lot of great folks here too over the years, several of which are gone, but luckily I don't need to MS to stay in touch with them.
  4. The model referred to in the open pilot clause is virtually always the actual model - not just any Mooney M20. There is after all a huge range from A to U. Check with your broker. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I've always kept mine in a hangar. I can tell you too that when I've been a buyer I didn't even consider a Mooney that had been tied down for an extended periods. But that's just me. Some people are worried about damage history, while I am not if its been properly repaired. But accelerated corrosion is a much big concern to me. Of course location matters too.
  6. Virtually Guaranteed! And sadly very likely that the pilot will become uninsurable without training wheels, given the current insurance climate.
  7. What you describe is true with a factory installed avionics master switch. But vintage models don’t have these and there were many add on avionics switches that where not installed using the factory method and i’ve seen others install the bypass switch rather than install the avionics switch like the factory does with a normally closed NC relay that is powered on to turn off the radios - the fail safe method. Of course i don’t know what model this is, but the description of the issue matches a vintage mooney without a factory avionics switch that was modded to add one - just not the way the factory does it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Even easier to just ask the owner! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. First things first. You connect via WI-FI to the FS510 before flight only to transfer data using the database concierge service. You connect via Blue tooth during flight to the FS-510 to transfer flight plans and get position source and weather data that may be available to your GTN such as ADS/B through a GTX-345 or XM through a GDL-69A. I have both devices (XM GTX-345) and and will also connect my iPad bluetooth to both FS-510 Connext as well as independently to the GTX-345 as a backup for the ADHRS. So may sure you're also pairing to the FS-510 via the bluetooth connection via the connext setup on the GTN. After you have the bluetooth connection you'll see your position on the Map. If you're still not see weather products go into the map overlays as Oscar said and select what you want.
  10. I could get FF at a discount but prefer GP, for many things i think it’s superior but FF definitely has more features. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Well of course, they don't provide the service. For an objective answer read the article above provided by Eric.
  12. My 252/Encore is at $230K. Perhaps you should get the appraisal to support your request. Or at least try a different underwriter next renewal. I wonder if they just lack in Rocket data? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. It’s not always so easy. Right now most of the fleet is underinsured after the rising post-pandemic prices and under writers are well aware. But if they think your valuation is high for what a particular model could be worth they won’t raise your hull value without a professional appraisal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. yes, and you can intercept anywhere by activating the leg of the arc - you don’t even have to start at an iaf. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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