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  1. Honestly the control system on the Cirrus is a major flaw. It uses the springs rather than aerodynamic trim tabs which means the springs are always pulling this way and that and to deadens slow speed control feel. Some have hypothesized that this is a contributing factor to Cirrus pattern stalls spin accidents I suspect that’s what you were feeling controls. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. New England Mooney Pilots

    Yep! There is a new england safety pilot group on facebook you can request to join. I might be able to help depending on the date...
  3. Ovation weight Problem

    Is it fiki by any chance? Empty fluid reservoir works in your favor too... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Overhaul on calendar time - io-550

    My M20R has 5 original cylinders at 2000 hours. So that’s not a foregone conclusion. You could also point out to the seller, that according to continental, at 12 years it’s due. If it’s 600 out of 2000, that’s a theoretical 70% remaining on what, a 50k overhaul, so yes you’re def asking for a lot to take 30k off. So let some other buyer buy it. Or split the difference if you really like the plane otherwise and cross your fingers. It’s at least a negotiation point and I sure wouldn’t pay as though it were a 5 year old engine with 600 on it. Finally I’d get a pretty thorough inspection, and of course a test flight, maybe oil analysis... Greg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Total Noob to Mooneys. Looking for advice.

    Hi Captain! As a general rule, I’d rather buy a very well loved earlier airplane than the newest one you could afford that has questionable history. That said a J model is a nice thing. Might be a stretch at that budget to find a super loved one tho... might be an F in your future. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Overhaul on calendar time - io-550

    Generally as an owner I’d only overhaul on condition. But we all know that a sitting engine is potentially worse than a higher time one run regularly. 600 hours in 20 years is pretty bad. I’d treat it as runout as a buyer unless proven otherwise... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. You're missing an obvious contender, a turbo Saratoga... Although in that case I'd be looking at twins...
  8. Multi-engine add on

    Probably away for the holiday and now slammed by weather... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Multi-engine add on

    Heard many good things about... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Aspens with low frame rate

    As far as I know the aspen is still the same hardware as it ever was.., and now long in the tooth as they say... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Realistic TAS for Mooney Ovation

    I see 170-175 in the 6-7k foot range running 25-50lop on 13 gph, Ovation 1 with TKS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Not this again. Track up folks, track up! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Savannah,GA. KSAV

    Landed SAV to see the fall eclipse and visit friends. Always happy with sheltair and sav was no exception. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. How much do you trust your Garmin 530?

    I have a 530 in the Mooney and 430s at work. This literally never happens. One other thought, check the RAIM forecast for your location? Maybe you’re just in a bad spot? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Ps having skywatch integrated with ADSB is a huge improvement. See more traffic, get groundspeed and tail numbers and heading on targets. Believe me traffic that you used to worry about will no longer be a worry as you’ll see the bulk of the targets are headed in a safe direction. The Lynx is a really good way to reuse that skywatch antenna... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk