exM20K

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  1. Thanks, guys. Mike, I was actually going the other way: I have one of these that mostly sits in the seat back pocket unused and was considering selling it here. Guess I'll keep it. Safety Third is my motto!
  2. The Acclaim draws its cabin heat not from the exhaust system, but rather from the intake system. Is there any reason I'd want a CO detector other than to alert the normals taxi and high AOA CO levels from the exhaust?
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    Porpoising leads to gear collapse accident

    The trouble with that maximum performance landing paragraph is that “Bitchin’ Betty” will be calling out “Stall....Stall...Stall” all the way down the final. It’s a bit unsettling for new PAX, and I dearly wish I could find her in the G1000 settings.
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    Porpoising leads to gear collapse accident

    "Flare to land: Squat to pee." - countless naval aviators... -dan
  5. exM20K

    ISO Sidewinder towbar

    Sure. Go for it!
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    ISO Sidewinder towbar

    Ok - here's how it will work: Contact Linn via email info@redlineaviation.com. Tell him you're part of the mooney group purchase. Once he gets five, he'll start making them. -dan
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    ISO Sidewinder towbar

    The manufacturer will discount the $1675 list price to $1525 plus shipping if I can get five ordered. He also told me they are putting up a new website with online ordering, and there will be a price increase in the next few weeks. -de
  8. exM20K

    ISO Sidewinder towbar

    I will reach out to Linn early next week to firm up price and minimum order. Standby.....
  9. exM20K

    O2 supplies for built-in systems?

    Where do you stash the O2D2 unit? Or do you just let it dangle from the ceiling mounts? thanks in advance
  10. exM20K

    ISO Sidewinder towbar

    I don’t ha e one for the mooney, but here’s an old video of the DA42, which is heavier and harder to move than the mooney
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    ISO Sidewinder towbar

    I haven't used the product on a heavy mooney, but it works great on the DA42, which has a 4400# MTOM and little, itty bitty wheels. There is no perfect solution for every application, and where the sidewinder doesn't work great is: snowy ramp (snow gets compacted between the roller and the nose gear long distance tows - just lack of battery life. However, it has saved me twice in a DA42 when I taxied into a dead end. that plane is even more difficult to move solo by hand than a long body mooney. Quality of manufacture and components is top notch. -dan ps: my current dream setup: Best Tugs Bravo with a turntable for in/out of the hangar Tractor for long distance tug (forward only) Sidewinder for precise maneuvering when using tractor and for taking on the road a M20TN with enough useful load to bring the sidewinder and more than two people :0)
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    ISO Sidewinder towbar

    I am a dealer for this product and could probably get decent pricing if there are five or so who want one. PM me if you're interested. -dan
  13. reviving an old topic.... I have a nice, extended towbar from Bogert, and it tugs the plane fine behind my MTD tractor. However, for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to back the airplane with this rig. Whichever way I turn the wheel or point the tractor, it wants to drive the nose gear through the stops. Is there a technique I'm not getting, or is the only solution to mount a clevis receiver on the front of the tractor? I'm pretty good at backing a trailer , but the steerable nosegear messes that technique up. thanks in advance -dan
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    Ovation down north of San Antonio

    Well, since he *did* file a flight plan, they didn't have "no flight plan was filed" to report. -de
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    Ovation down north of San Antonio

    Ditto. Uber has really lowered the pain level of diverting. I'm not sure how the economics work out for drivers running around the burbs, but the whole arrangement works great for me! KARR has multiple runways, an ILS, and two LPV approaches, and not having to scrounge for a cab in the middle of nowhere is great.