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Shadrach last won the day on February 25

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  • Birthday 04/07/1974

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    Too many... Flying obviously, restoring old stuff (or new stuff that I've broken), Cycling, Backpacking, Motorcycling (especially old British machines), Traveling, Cooking,...
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    1967 M20F

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  1. Simply forgetting to lean the engine on the last leg could have caused such an incident. Sucks to see on off airport landing so close to an airport. We had Cessna Conquest come up just a few miles short of his intended stop. Pilot died when he was just minutes from what would have been touchdown…
  2. My post needed proofread. It was meant to read that I did not get the impression that you’d been judged. It’s been edited accordingly. getting involved in a sale is a totally different situation.
  3. Do you feel like you’ve been judged personally because you had a gear up? That’s not been my impression. The details of the incident are not top of mine for me but as I recall you had an instructor in the plane. There are instructors that I have flown with that make me feel my brain power has been cut in a half. It’s a weird friction in the cockpit that degrades rather than improves performance. I have worked through it with some not all. I have also Phone with instructors that know how to bring out the best in their students. Sometimes $hit happens. I’ve never thought any less of you because of your gear up. And I’m 99.9% sure you’ll never have another.
  4. Nothing a cylinder removal shows is likely to fail catastrophically. Spalled cams degrade performance, they don’t end an engine’s life without giving significant warning. There are no guarantees that an engine won’t fail. A tell tale sign is how it runs. Does it provide smooth operation with good performance within desirable temp ranges? It has fresh oil in the sump. Measure the level and note the color. Then go test fly it for a few hours and note the changes. There is only so much that can be done to verify. However, most engines that run really well with good temps are not just waiting for a new buyer to self destruct. They typically soldier on.
  5. Doxing an anonymous individual on social media out of pettiness is one thing. Discussing a person’s publicly available information and actions is quite another. Both are uncomfortable for individual being discussed. Only one is done with malice.
  6. I looked at your flight on ADSB exchange and the data reflect performance consistent with your claims. I was inspired to do this because after using historic weather to calculate DA for my flights (added to my last post), the numbers, adjusted for weight seem to be right at or slightly better than book. Particularly the July numbers. I am very curious about what’s behind this disparity. It’s either a data issue (seems unlikely), a climb profile issue or some other unknown.
  7. That is unfortunate. That thread was full of useful insights into unfortunate events. If I screw up and anyone can learn from what I did, feel free to discuss ad nauseam. Sometime personal information is important to the story. We’ve had two accidents within 30 miles of my home where personal information contributed to the total picture. Both we’re in Gaithersburg Md. The Mooney pilot that flew into the power line tower, flew a Cherokee 6 into the ground during high DA operations decades before he decided to descend below minimums into a tower. A local Dr. stalled his Embraur Phenom on an IFR approach into Montgomery Co Airpark. He killed himself, everyone on board and a mother and two children in a house. He had a previous incident just 4 years earlier at the same airport where he lost control of a TBM700 and departed the runway. In both of these cases and many others, the personality, past decision making and previous event history of the pilot are an important part of the story. Sure the thought of having one’s name and Aircraft published on the internet after an embarrassing if not fatal incident is uncomfortable. However, personal reputation is something you risk when you endeavor to do something like fly an airplane…. Or even drive a car. If one puts a car into the front of a convenience store there are going to be pictures in the paper along side the name of the driver.
  8. I stand corrected. I thought Mike had suggested simple fuel mismanagement and you had suggested a mechanical/maintenance issue leading to fuel exhaustion (as the OP of that thread stated). If that’s not the case, I apologize for the mischaracterization.
  9. My opinion is that it is unreasonable to ask for an invasive inspection when an aircraft is in service with a reasonable useage history. Especially in the case of an engine at 1850hrs. It should be priced as run out. If it runs longer (and it likely will), great. The only time I think it is reasonably to ask for a cylinder removal is under very special circumstances where both parties are very engaged but have reached an impasse. For instance a low time engine that is not in service and has not been for an extended period. Even in that situation it’s reasonable for the seller to refuse. It also reasonable for the buyer to pass.
  10. No it’s the one where Mike called it exactly as it looked (fuel exhaustion) and the FAA report report agreed.
  11. Alpine is still a going concern. I almost bought a beautiful grey market, 1978 Henna red Alpina 323i. This was in the 90s and the rear shock towers look like Swiss cheese from all the rust. I wish I had bought it and kept it
  12. This incident occurred on 09/29/2023 at the end of a flight from Gallatin, TN KXNX to Martinsburg, WV KMRB. Current owner who is instrument rated was registered as owner on 10/31/2023 and is based in Winfield, LA. Previous owner was based in Gallatin, TN (where the incident flight originated) and does not show an Instrument rating in the FAA data base. plane flew home back to TN the day after the incident. Looks like one other short hop (perhaps a test flight for new seller) before repoing to LA on 10/15/2023.
  13. CELs are an accepted reality. Love my 535d but the emissions system is overly complex.
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