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  1. M20F

    Opinions on this M20F

    A paint job is fairly inexpensive. Radios, autopilot, etc. are not. I would put this plane at about $40k assuming no glaring issues.
  2. M20F

    Mooney 231 "Bang for the Buck"

    Hence the first sentence “it is only capability if it fits your mission”. If that isn’t your average mission then a turbo isn’t for you.
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    Specifically looking for 2 WAAS sources. I fly 200-300hrs for work and that includes a lot of IFR. Not having LPV has been a limiter for me and I like 2 of everything. Plus the GTN is going to be more than I am looking to spend. Is the GDL-88 the secret to the ADS-B in?
  4. M20F

    Rayjay Turbo Kicks!

    They can be fit to almost anything the STC list was pretty diverse. In the case of Mooney either the airframe or engine STC (forget which) is no longer available so exceptionally complicated/expensive to do today. Plenty of them out there to buy though.
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    I am looking to display weather and traffic on the Garmin if possible for a reasonable amount of money. If not will go the ForeFlight/Stratux route which is what I have now. At some point will move to a G5/Aspen but not ready to make the leap yet.
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    Currently have 430 want to do 430W upgrade to it, add a GTN 650/GI106B. Also need ADS-B solution and ability to display on 650 plus a audio panel. Appreciate feedback/ideas.
  7. M20F

    Rayjay Turbo Kicks!

    I see about the same on my M20F about 160-170 between 19-21. I have had it to 240 but it gets really sloppy beyond 21. I use it mostly for climbing and once or twice a year on 700+ trips where the winds agree. It takes about 30-40 mins (took about 50 to get to 240) so hard to make up what you lose in the climb. It definitely helps for the climb to 9-11k which is where I fly the most. I did enjoy center telling a DL flight that traffic was a Mooney passing above them at 240 though. Pricewise there are so many Rayjays on cars, boats, planes, and motorcycles that they are ridiculously cheap to maintain and essentially bulletproof.
  8. M20F

    Its been a good run

    Cirrus makes a nice plane aside from the front seats being uncomfortable and hand flying sucks. I did like the Avidyne 9 system it is definitely a great and efficient cross country cruiser. The seats and the belts that come with them after about 2hrs really suck. This is coming from a guy in a M20F where seats suck as well.
  9. Can somebody with a Rayjay take a look at their govenor. I have a a line out of the accessory case on the side to the scavenger pump directly above and then a little closer to the firewall a 45 bend fitting with the line to the prop. The two lines are parallel right underneath the right mag. Just trying to verify as having some issues with the govenor after reinstalling the engine.
  10. I have a HC-C2YR-1BFP/F7497 installed on mine by Maxwell. I recall hearing somebody on the forums who mentioned to Hartzell they had a rayjay installed when they wanted to order and Hartezell balked at them. The STC doesn't indicate any prop change or limitations related to it so far as I can tell any propeller approved for a Mooney is acceptable.
  11. M20F

    Tempest oil change tools pirep

    I just put a plastic shopping bag over my oil filter and twist off. No mess.
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  13. This is my answer as well, spend $1000 and get a Reiff Turbo Heater.
  14. M20F

    Quick Question Re Mx Charges

    I just did a major overhaul of an IO360 for 32hrs of labor so yes would say excessive. The hours are just for the engine work. I did the removal/reinstall separate.
  15. M20F

    Favorite IFR Departure...Why?

    Read the second bullet.