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  1. The last one looks ok. Ask a question, if we have 180 degree on each wing, don’t we satisfy the requirement for flashing 360 degree light? Mine went bad so I pulled it off and put a patch plate one the round hole, and run the strobes full time. Maybe I should consider installing a led one. The tall one 7 years ago wasn’t on my “approve of” list. I hate drag, but the led one more closely resembles the factory one. I remember when the mechanic put on the coffe can one, I said take it off or I’m not paying you anything (with a chuckle), he took it off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Agree. For mechanical things my 2 loves have been boats and airplanes. Many in the marina leave 200-400k boats sit because they are saving money by not operating them. I never understood it. Fuel in boats and most planes is not anywhere near the largest cost. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Nice bird! Just saw the tail number I have 201AD....252AD....nice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. At 5% I’d do a broker, however I have a feeling that a 50k airplane would be at a different rate compared to a 175k airplane. Anyhow Just remember to get the right broker, as you will be contracted (married to) the broker for a given period of time. A bad broker can be a real pain Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Pressure test it, lube, yep maybe a hour. But, we fly these planes to go fast right? Also with cooler chts is better for the engine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Agree with all you said! I would like to know if you ever ran out one of the 747 engines [emoji3] .....I run one out frequently as well. Min 10 in a side after landing is my goal also. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. The power flow is a nice system. More take off power and climb. It really only seat of the pants helps in the 2700-2600rpm range for HP improvement. But all chat dropped by 20-30f at any given power setting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Funny this came back up. I had a failure of my XEVision landing light. I’m sitting on the fence do I spend the $230 bucks for the new cable/hid starter that failed after 8 years or so I go with a led land light. Mine is a 35w HID, without STC. I suppose I could get it field approved, it’s the only thing on my plane that isn’t. But leds, from what I’m reading are great taxi lights but not good at shooting 1/2 a mile and lighting up the runway. The HID is awesome for that. The cable holder loosened, it arched internally and now needs new parts. Sounds like the led bulbs can’t concentrate light over a distance. I’ve grown to like the HID. On the fence I guess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. 93mill in losses approximately is not chump change, it’s going to be a expensive year for us. But in the big picture, me paying $1000 more a year is nothing compared to what some of these owners are feeling today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Ya I had the vibration go on the J, abs turned out willmar said it was a fowl not fitting correctly. They did some adjustments and grinding and got it all fitting snug. No more vibration! I believe it was Eric at willmar who did the work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. I made a couple flights into Chicago and Minneapolis airspace since the start of the new year with my portable SkyGuardTWX adsb-out synced with my mode C spitting out the same sqwak code. I asked Chicago and Mpls if they could see my adsb, they both made a comment that they had to flip screens to see it and workload didn’t permit. It’s since been in the avionics shop getting the real system installed for the past couple weeks 345 and the rest of the goodies. My guess is they aren’t using it yet for primarily methods. RST primary radar was down and the ya said I might be able to give you flight following, hold on a min, yep I see your adsb......went on flight without a event. So not sure what the deal is with adsb. I will now be compliant, but they sure made a lot of stink about getting this all installed for a system I don’t think their using, yet......
  12. I fly a boat when I’m not in the Mooney.....but hey is got “twins” at 210hp a side. Each one of the boat engines is similar in HP to the m20j. The 201 turns 142ish Kts on 8gph, the 10,000lb searay runs about 25kts.....on 8gph........oh wait, there is 2 engines turning on the boat to go 25kts, correction 16 gallons per hour to go 25kts....... But .....hey I can have a drink on the boat [emoji3]. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Thanks for heads up I’ll call him tomorrow late am. The fix was at my expense to remove and reinstall snd the overhauler at their expense went though it again and it came back correct. They said there was nothing wrong and it bench checked within specs, but who knows cause the fuel flow was higher at about 16.8 or so on the roll...... my guess is they messed something up and didn’t fess upto it, but the good thing is it now works correctly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Beautiful! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro