FLYFST

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About FLYFST

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    Formation Flying, Business Use
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    M20J

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  1. Hello group, anyone have experience with Palm Beach Avionics (at KPBI) that you are willing to share? I am considering them for some avionics troubleshooting with my Century 2000 Autopilot and NSD-360A (slaved) H.S.I. thanks
  2. I got my accelerated rating in 14 days of solid instruction and flying in a school in central Florida. I got my PPL rating the slow way many years back, and wasted a lot of time and money relearning between flights, sometimes a week or more apart instead of one or twice a day. For me the accelerated instruction is the only way to go, and will follow the same path when I have the time to get a commercial and CFII ratings. Like others on this forum, I got my IR as a license to learn, and it was several hours of simulated and actual IMC flying before I took passengers. Today, I am much more comfortable with my instrument skills but still carefully evaluate the go/no-go decision for every flight and avoid flying to minimums unless I have enough recent experience to make me feel proficient. Good luck, fly safe, regardless of your eventual decision.[emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks Tommy, excellent advice, I will make sure to address the gasket issue with the shop. The filter was recently replaced but I will have it replaced again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Thanks PT20J, that I think is the situation with the shop I plan to use since they stock the part. eBay is a good option but not for me as I have a tight schedule window to get this done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. The vacuum pump in my M20J recently failed. Anyone out there have this happen recently and care to share details on the cost to replace? How many labor hours? Thanks in advance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Well, I don’t trust the hype but will try a set of finewires, with a couple of LOP and ROP cruise test flights before and after the switch. If I see good enough improvement in performance, particularly LOP, then I will keep them. Otherwise I will go back to the massive and sell the finewires at a discount on eBay. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. The discussions and insights in this thread have gone in a somewhat different direction than I anticipated when starting it. But many of you have provided direct responses to my original questions, and the rest of the discussion has been valuable and insightful. So thanks to everyone that has participated. I for one have learned more than I anticipated. Hank Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I will have to investigate why the EDM-830 HP display matches the book while ROP but is quite different from the straight formula when LOP. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yes I am familiar with the formula, but does it account for OAT? I based my numbers on the EDM-830 in my panel, which I have been careful to tune, and its internal algorithm for calculating Hp. At such settings, my CHTs are always lower than at peak EGT and usually 340 or lower at cruise power. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks, that is the type of response I have been hoping for. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Agreed and I do the same. I typically start leaning at 75% HP and 100+ ROP, then as I lean below peak the power has dropped to around 65%, but at that setting I see 9.5 to 9.0 gph, and rarely below 9 gph. My thinking, of which I am not confident, is that the fine wire plugs MAY allow for a more efficient combustion LOP and therefore smoother operations. For ROP operations I see little added value in the extra cost of the fine wire plugs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Well said and insightful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks, that is the type of feedback I was hoping for. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks, that is exactly the type of feedback that I was hoping for. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. In my case it is typically 10 to 20 LOP at 65% Hp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk