gsengle

Basic Member
  • Content count

    2,149
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    6

gsengle last won the day on April 11 2017

gsengle had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

1,085 Excellent

1 Follower

About gsengle

  • Rank
    Won't Leave!
  • Birthday 04/06/1970

Contact Methods

  • AIM
    gregsengle

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Northampton, MA
  • Interests
    run bike ski tennis FLY
  • Reg #
    N890RD
  • Model
    M20R

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. gsengle

    Two blade or Three blade?

    For the early Ovation that is *not* a short field performer, the Harzell was a great improvement in takeoff and climb over the original 3 blade McCauley. Honestly think I picked up a knot or three in cruise but harder to tell... But sure looks cool Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. gsengle

    Bendix/King --- Are you kidding???

    For what it’s worth both the send and receive audio quality on my KX155 is superior to my 530, doesn’t mean it wouldn’t get replaced if it ever had serious problems... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. gsengle

    Lowering Ovation instrument panel

    I’d actually say the landing gear makes the more dramatic difference between a long body and a J sight picture. That difference disappears in flight. It’s very different in flight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. gsengle

    Lowering Ovation instrument panel

    Just saw this one pop up on the Mooney pilot fb group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2226961823/permalink/10155734906216824/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. gsengle

    Lowering Ovation instrument panel

    I agree, in my ‘96 Ovation, if my head is near the ceiling, the cowl limits the view and the panel is almost as high, but not the limiting factor. It does seem awfully high though when sitting on the ground. That said I wouldn’t give up the panel space, and those early Ovations are a great deal imho if they’ve been taken care of, like any airplane... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. gsengle

    Lowering Ovation instrument panel

    The point is to get your head high not your butt so you’re all set there Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. gsengle

    Lowering Ovation instrument panel

    I’d go fly one, personally I think it’s overblown. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. gsengle

    Lowering Ovation instrument panel

    Have they flown one yet? It seems much higher on the ground than in flight. Also the seats adjust vertically. Here is mine and I see cowl ahead in flight, not sure lowering it would change the view much. And of course even if it’s legal, I’d imagine it’s prohibitively expensive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. gsengle

    Two blade or Three blade?

    Depends somewhat on the model Mooney. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. gsengle

    First Flight in an Ovation

    The original Ovation panels with the 9 pack have a TON of space for upgrades, no? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. gsengle

    First Flight in an Ovation

    I’m curious about that word “capability”. I know a g1000 has a lot of help for the pilot as does the gfc700. These are nice to fly with no doubt. But I think of the word capability as what can the airplane do. If two ovations have waas, and fiki, they can fly all the same approaches and weather and thus have the same capability... is glass really 100k or so nicer? Personally with so much shaking out I’d still be looking at older Ovations and considering a later upgrade, not looking at old G1000s with such rotten and expensive upgrade hurdles... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. gsengle

    Autopilot Redundancy

    Amen! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. gsengle

    First Flight in an Ovation

    Sure they do cost more, but they are very efficient as well. I regularly go 175kts on 13gph, and can throttle back from there... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. gsengle

    Autopilot Redundancy

    Name me an airline that doesn’t defer anything? Just one.... But I’d be happy to cancel your flight and leave you stranded for a burned out landing light for a day VFR flight if you like Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. gsengle

    Autopilot Redundancy

    Airlines don’t fly broken. They use minimum equipment lists to defer non essential items. All the time. Safely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk