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  1. lamont337

    Advice on the PPL

    I feel like most ground school courses just summarize/regurgitate what is already in the Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Airplane Flying Handbook and FAR/AIM. Try the first few chapters of the digital (free!) PHAK and AFH and if it is easy for you, skip the full ground course and save a few hundred bucks.
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    Tach time as hobbs etc.

    As mentioned it might depend on which tach you have. A previous owner installed a Horizon P1000 digital tach in my plane. Per the manual, real time (1:1) is recorded anytime RPMs are 800 and above. This is less than idle, so I record/log them exactly.
  4. I worked on 15s instead of 16s but it’s the same gun. Very long list of things would have to be done wrong or ignored for this to happen. We would even point the aircraft in a safe direction when loaded with live rounds, which sometimes required them to be moved to the opposite side of the airfield. WOW switch, safety pins pulled, hydro power, electrical power, cockpit switches positioned incorrectly...
  5. lamont337

    MooneySpace Member Map

    Done, thanks
  6. lamont337

    MooneySpace Member Map

    Paul- I’ve relocated from KARB to KMQY, can you adjust? Thanks-
  7. lamont337

    Nashville Recommendations

    Only had to wait 10-15 minutes both times I flew in. That was before I actually relocated. I was staying nearby so I don’t know what the cost would be to get downtown.
  8. lamont337

    Nashville Recommendations

    Dropped a set of keys off to them 9/28 after my airspeed indicator failed to come up during takeoff. Called after a week and they said they couldn’t get to it. The good news is that whatever crawled in has since crawled out of the pitot tube. I guess they are pretty busy.
  9. lamont337

    Nashville Recommendations

    I’m based at MQY at the moment. Both Contour and Hollingshead have very nice facilities but I can’t speak to prices. Both very helpful though, can’t go wrong with either.
  10. lamont337

    Seemingly Stiff Elevator Control

    Does it feel the same on the ground as it does in flight?
  11. It'll be packed on a holiday weekend like this of course, ramp space may be hard to come by. Worth it if you can get in though. Also the Mackinac Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic from 0600-1200 Monday morning, FYI.
  12. lamont337

    Engine Mounts: I guess it was time

    None installed before or after. Lowers could use at the small shims but we are happy with the improvement so far. Will consider adding them at annual.
  13. lamont337

    Fuels smell in cabin

    For the same reason you would overhaul your engine and hope to god you don’t have to do it again anytime soon. Or your alternator. Or vacuum pump... Everything wears out. What year is your plane? If you still have original sealant in there I’d say it had a good run. The youngest M20F is over 40 years old. Done properly it may last decades. Sealant inside the cabin is a very good indicator that it was not done properly. Some specialty shops that do this warrant their work for up to 7 years, a pretty good start.