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  1. Bartman

    Flap Extension Speeds

    Once during IFR training my brain was overloaded and I forgot and left the flaps in takeoff position. After leveling off I noticed the airspeed was low. No icing was forecast and we had flown thru about a 2000 foot layer in actual IMC with temps below freezing and that was my first thought. When I looked at the leading edge it was clean, but the flaps were in takeoff position. Uuggghhhh !!! Anyway I figure we flew about 10 minutes with flaps in takeoff position and after retraction everything was back to normal. I told the IA after we landed and it was annual time anyway and he said he found no issues. That's my data point FWIW and that was nearly 10 years ago. I'm sure I am neither the first or last.
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    Flying a J at 2,900 lbs

    I have flown my J at max gross of 2,740 more times than I can count. Although she takes a little more runway and initial climb rate is a little less, I can't really tell all that much difference unless climbing higher like @Piloto wrote above. In my experience I would have to try really hard to get her out of CG. If mine had the 2,900 lb gross weight the only thing that would make me think twice about take off would be runway length/conditions and density altitude. If taking off heavy I raise the gear as soon as safe and practical, but leave takeoff flaps until pattern altitude and then retract after gaining some speed. Traveling with 4 adults and 1.5 - 2 hour legs I have landed many times at 2,600 lbs which is within 120-140 lbs of gross weight and it's a non event, but like you stated use the correct approach speed and I apply flaps before beginning turns in the pattern.
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    Hit by prop

    One more example why the prop should be treated like a lethal weapon
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    3D print quadrant control tips

    A while back someone posted some made of aluminum that were anodized the proper color and shape. They looked nice.
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    JPI Rebates are BACK!

    Now I know what I'm getting for Christmas
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    Min runway for a 201

    PBX has a dropoff on the North end of 2-20 which is the old closed runway, and sorta has a dropoff on the West end of the current runway 9-27, but being 5,500 ft long it is never a factor. You should stop by GDY on your way to Huntington sometime just for the experience. Oh and 9KY9 is pretty fun too.
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    Min runway for a 201

    One of my favorites for practice is KGDY. It's 2,250 ft long and sits on top of a mountain at 2,300 MSL. With sheer cliffs on either end it's the closest thing I can imagine it would be like taking off or landing on a carrier simply regarding the sight picture and size. It's also fun to take off and stay In ground effect then watch the Earth fall out from under you at the departure end. When it's hot the density altitude easily exceeds 4,000 feet and makes for an interesting takeoff, but with not even a bush at the ends and a huge valley on either end you can just lower the nose and accelerate. Went there with another MS'er in August and landed 2nd attempt with plenty of runway to spare. Gotta be more like 60kts and aim for the cliff just under the end of the runway to make it stick to the runway. Can't be 5kts too fast because you'll float 500ft or more. Yeah it can be done, but I would not want to do max performance every takeoff and landing.
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    M20J Muffler

    I have enjoyed about 1200 hours since 2007 of trouble free service from my PF. Apply Antiseize to the slip joints at annual and I'm good.
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    Kool Scoop Fit Issue

    Now that's a great idea ! I thought about cutting the hinge off, but didn't think about using the existing window closure arm to hold it in place.
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    Kool Scoop Fit Issue

    I ordered one and was not pleased with the fit either. It would work, but I'm not in Florida or Texas and since I was not 100% happy I just didn't proceed with a "permanent" mount of something I didn't like. Just didn't like how it fit on the bottom because the lip landed on the window hinge. I probably could have trimmed with the Dremel and been happier. Im sure if I lived in Texas I would have Looooooved it
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    Tennessee airports???

    I have flow into all of those airports. I agree with @Mooneymite that KDKX Downtown Island is a great stop and I've been there many times and its one of my favorites. Might be worthwhile to look at fuel prices among those airports too. I used to go to Greeneville for a week at a time and they took good care of my plane and my car.
  12. OK I've seen enough of these IO-360 fuel servo threads and I'm spooked. I'll have it done this December at annual time. Been gathering up supplies and I'll be down for some time while I'm rebuilding the top half of the cowl too
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    Landing a Mooney - Safety Culture

    There are bumps at my home and if you land on them it will send you back up again so to do a squeaker you land before or after the bumps, never on the bumps. At my home drome my goal is to be off by the 1000 foot exit and this is the smoothest part of the runway because nobody else lands on it. Sometimes I can do that easily. Sometimes I could do it but I'd have to use the brakes and I just don't like to stand on my brand new brakes and tires. But I couldn't tell you the last time I was not easily off the runway by the 2000 ft exit. I also agree that if I go to a class C or D towered airport that is 7 or 8 thousand feet long then for some reason I just don't have that in my head and it takes more runway.
  14. No that's not the case here. I've had the position only flights on for a long time, and confirmed the setting today. Like Paul stated my last flight was followed by FlightAware ADS-b for most of the flight, but the last few readings were from Indy Center only, but still followed basically to about 400ft.
  15. I have an Avidyne AXP 322 remote mounted Mode S transponder with 1090 ADS-b out in good working order I set FlightAware to show position only flights a long time ago, and I just re-confirmed it before writing this post. It's not just me, and I see the same with others in my area and I know they have Mode S transponders as well. I flew with a friend doing practice approaches up to 4,500 just last week but it does not show on FlightAware. I'm sure its just due to the location and if I take off at a class C or B airport then I'm picked up immediately and will follow to the destination if I do not cancel IFR. If I cancel IFR 10 miles out, then my track disappears. If just VFR and squawking 1200 then it does not pick up until above about 4500 and disappears about the same altitude as seen on my flight from 7/9/18 on FlightAware. If we keep IFR to the ground like my last flight from ILM then FlightAware displays me to the ground. Adding a ground based receiver to enhance the network for FlightAware sounds interesting...