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    1977 M20J, 24-1062

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  1. When do you retract flaps after take-off?

    POH's published since then have eliminated many of those steps. Probably because understanding and knowledge change over time.
  2. Dynon is getting closer

    They're going to specify their transponder and, since I already have the GTX345r, the Garmin options will probably be cheaper than removing a transponder I installed last year.
  3. Dynon is getting closer

    And that is not an option at all.
  4. Dynon is getting closer

    It will be cheaper than the garmin TXi stuff but not by a huge margin and we all know garmin will be supported for years to come and their stuff works and is pretty dependable. Whats the sky view HDX going to cost when you buy the autopilot and ADSB and you must pay their shop (of which there aren't any) to install it?
  5. Stormscope wx1000+ complete system

    The WX1000 is series II and is basically the same as current production hardware, without the 16k price. I installed it with the cables and pins I bought firm valentine aviation. Also rented the crimper and pin removal tool from him. Took 3 days.
  6. Hangar space in DC area

    That aircraft belongs to the taxpayers, not that guy.
  7. Dynon is getting closer

    MAube in one year for mooneys. Maybe longer. Here's the thing, what are they doing about ADSB. Because I'm not ripping out my 6500$ transponder that integrated with my GTN750 to install theirs.
  8. When do you retract flaps after take-off?

    Well said, and excellent advice to prevent more trash in the wheel well.
  9. When do you retract flaps after take-off?

    For a PIlatus there may be a good engineering reason for it, but again, for this airframe, its not needed. These things take off and land pretty slow, anyway. 10,000 airframes out there and nobody I know has come forward to show an airplane damaged by not applying brakes before retracting the gear. I see people all the time with these really long checklists, CCGUMPS-S. really all thats needed is that the gear is down, flaps out of zero, and the mixture and prop set for go-around. Even the 737 and 747 checlklist are 3 items. Speed brake armed gear down and flaps __. Keep it simple, use your newfound free time to fly more precisely, or monitor better.
  10. When do you retract flaps after take-off?

    Its not in the J POH, as @Bob-s-50 pointed out. Perhaps they realized it wasnt needed and deleted it. A good idea as time and understanding moves on. There was a thread on BT about this, and someone mounted a camera under the plane. The wheels were, or almost were, stopped as they went into the well.
  11. 1963 M20C Down for the count

    How does corrosion get into the wing under the sealant?
  12. When do you retract flaps after take-off?

    But it's not on the checklist for this airplane type and there's no documented evidence of any harm to the airplane for it. I'm not a fan of adding more procedures to prevent something that doesn't happen.
  13. 530w to 750gtn ( w)

    Right on. We just did a new GPS install and had several options. A used GTN750 was only 3700$ more than a 530 and all the other costs were the same. The choice got easier then.
  14. Still waiting. I'm beginning to think this engine failure may have been fuel mismanagement rather than mechanical failure. But I'm really in this for the facts whatever they may be
  15. Introductory Light Jet flight?

    The nonrev 135 legs are totally loggable