N9201A

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  1. And make it REALLY hard to wash and wax your wings... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Most recently, Elizabeth Holmes... To be fair, Tesla has spearheaded a market and delivered remarkable technologies that have reshaped an industry. That said, many, many first-movers and innovators eventually have been ground into dust by the big players in their industries — or just been acquired. There is a lot of blocking and tackling that must be done, mundane but critical things that take discipline, engaged teams, and infinite resources. As any Mooniac knows firsthand, if having the technically “best” product automatically assured long-term market domination, we wouldn’t be exchanging nervous messages about whether we can get parts. Let’s see where we all are in two or three years...
  3. Oooh....a fanboy! I’m not a Tesla-shorter, but Elon is not on any pedestal for me, either. Its going to be interesting to watch, let’s see what the market looks like in a year or two. Everyone who wants a $60,000 EV has one. EVs are still only a tiny percentage of the market. Let’s see how the lower-cost high volume market is penetrated. The CCS charging infrastructure is a needed component too. The best news is that with broad competition, we win! And our dollars will decide the companies that will be around a decade from now.
  4. I saw my first GM all-electric car hum by in about 1997 or 1998. The oddly-named “Impact” (I guess “Crash” was taken, but didn’t they check on “NoVa”?). Sure, I’ll give Elon props for moving the ball (who would engine manufacturers want to abandon building engine-building?). That said, Tesla is about to find the downsides of being a business with hundreds of millions that requires billions. I wouldn’t readily dismiss Daimler, Ford and the other long-term market players. Eventually, even a sleeping giant does wake up...
  5. Just to be clear, “the rumor” you “hope” is NOT “confirmed” is your suggestion: The website is down, so factory is “finally closed for good”? Five minutes ago, a very well-respected Mooney vendor well-known on this site quoted me a “from factory” price and delivery date for a part. They said the factory advised it was “between web hosts.” Looks like your “rumor,” which seems to me more like a hypothesis (but I’ll defer to those with a dog in the fight, this strikes me as a potato v. potahto skirmish) is stillborn.
  6. No one ever mentions the 1986 tax reforms, which if l recall correctly eliminated the deductibility of interest on personal loans. I suspect not being able to deduct interest on an airplane loan kiboshed plane purchases for many buyers. Not enough people today have the business revenue to write off a new plane purchase, so it is a much more limited market.
  7. Don’t know about this “canceling our past” stuff I keep keep hearing about (I feel like Jackie below), but if means we cancel celebrations of traitors who killed and maimed thousands of United States servicemembers (many of whom weren’t even citizens, but served) so that they could continue to enslave fellow human beings for their personal profit, yeah, America’s birthday seems a great day to say, I’ll quaff a Guinness to that!
  8. Too many pilots never look at how much runway they’ll actually need. The result is often seen when they try to horse their bird into ground effect at the end of a runway or run off the end of the runway trying to stop, with predictable results. If one isn’t within 10-20% of what one has calculated, abort the takeoff and peek under the hood. I’ve had two occasions where an engine ran up fine but wasn’t producing full power, evidenced by using >120% of what it should have been.
  9. Then there are these guys, the warning didn’t seem to matter.
  10. Yes for sure it would be nice to hear such things instead of what we are hearing... I was perplexed by the stories about the carrier sailors who’d been positive, removed from duty, then cleared for and returned to cleared, then tested positive a second time. Haven’t seen a good explanation for that, last I saw there were more than a dozen such cases. Hard to believe there could be that many errors...even by the Navy.
  11. Glad to hear you got it and it was a “nothingburger,” lucky for you. And they are now saying reinfection is unlikely for at least a few months, but perhaps they’re underestimating. I’m aware of numerous others who didn’t get over it so easily, including a few seemingly healthy younger folks (couple marathoners) who aren’t around to reassure us they’re OK. A friend declined a dinner invite in Orange County, reports are now 12 people at the restaurant that same evening are COVID+. Doubtless there were people at the restaurant who didn’t know an asymptomatic diner was infecting them. Let’s hope all of them —and everyone else infected by happy diners not observing sensible precautions—turn out as well as you!
  12. California is a big state, it’s hard to generalize. But many people l know from Trump country feel at home in our Orange County and Central Valley. “Cheating” means you know you’re doing something wrong. That’s a start, and is better than believing there is nothing wrong with selfish and behavior that endangers others. I’ve crossed paths with many who didn’t know their mask was drooping, who got too close out of habit (just being human) or just forgot a mask. I carry spares in the car and plane just in case, and almost everyone responds positively to a gentle reminder (and each of us needs one as well, we aren’t used to this). LA County is one of the biggest hotspots going now in size (makes sense since only bigger metro area is NY and they’ve peaked). But most people seem to be generally observing simple and helpful social distancing, mask and hand washing rules that cost nothing and help others.
  13. So how is this looking today? Arizona has certainly “advanced”...into the lead of COVID hotspots. A physician friend tells me they’re repurposing non-COVID resources to support the spike in COVID patients. I’m hopeful that you, your party, your waiter and all of the fellow diners (and your waiter) not only didn’t catch COVID despite not wearing a “stupid” mask, but that none of you need any other medical care that will now not be available locally because of all the COVID victims who didn’t want to wear their “stupid” masks, either.
  14. So how is this looking today? Arizona has certainly “advanced”...into the lead of COVID hotspots. A physician friend tells me they’re repurposing non-COVID resources to support the spike in COVID patients. I’m hopeful that you, your party, your waiter and all of the fellow diners (and your waiter) not only didn’t catch COVID despite not wearing a “stupid” mask, but that none of you need any other medical care that will now not be available locally because of all the COVID victims who didn’t want to wear their “stupid” masks, either.
  15. Houston (America’s fourth largest city) reports ICUs are now full, Texas has reversed course due to never flattening the first wave, and Arizona is having a hard time. Wow, this hasn’t aged well...