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  1. I’ve learned a lot from this; probably the most important lesson is to investigate first, before posting on a public forum. There a a lot of bad actors out there, some more creative than others: how’s your Microsoft license, computer warranty, etc !? I’m trying to schedule a MAPASF course; my first 2 attempts this year failed. I did two courses in the mid-90s, including mountain flying, and they were outstanding! I’ve had nothing but great interactions with MAPA, MAPASF and the AOPA Foundation. Be safe and fly safely, and maybe I’ll see you at one of these courses, The Summit, or an
  2. According to a post on another thread, the Dynon A/P will not be compatible with Aspen!
  3. The Century 2000 suffers from intermittent problems, which results in intermittent trips to the A/P “Hospital,” with intermittent spending. Rinse..repeat
  4. I already have Aspen and Avidyne in the panel, with an aging, intermittently problematic Century 2000. Fixing an intermittent problem is not an option. The computer has been to Century and others: “problem not found.” What do I do for a replacement autopilot???
  5. The last I heard was that GenesysAerosystems needed 10 (or was it 20?) non-refundable deposits before the Mooney STC work could begin. According to Barry, who previously posed here on behalf of Genesys, they never got the the required deposits for the POs, so that was that for Mooney. I think there’s another thread somewhere. Mooney is not in any queue! None! Zip! Nada! Never! Ever! I’m so frustrated with lack of a digital A/P for my Aspen/Avidyne combo, I’m this close to starting over!! What say you Aspen? Avidyne?! How about a “GFC500” -equivalent for us?? Grrrrr!!
  6. I currently have a Century2000, IFD440 and an AspenProMax in my 89J. The Century has gotten wonky on me, but works the majority of time, e.g. uncommanded off-course turns, A/P fails to engage. Off/on usually resets it, but I’ve lost confidence. I really like the Aspen, and prefer the Avidyne over the GTN series? Is there an autopilot replacement in the offing in the near future, next 6 months? I had heard that Garmin was working with Aspen on a solution for the GFC500, but that still leaves me with the Avidyne compatibility question. BK? Others?
  7. I’ve worked with Gene Scheuwimer at Northwest Flyers at Schaumburg 06C for about a dozen of my most recent Annuals on my M20J. He’s repaired/replaced or sent out for IRAN my mags, exhaust system and alternator. Gene is honest and a straight-shooting communicator. www.Northwestflyers.com. 847-985-9779
  8. I’ve got Precise Flight’s PulseLights on my recognition lights, which stopped lens deformation. I leave them on all the time, so every few years I’m replacing the bulbs, so I’d consider LEDs the next time. Can I use the Pulse Light with the LEDs?
  9. Give Gene a call at Northwest Flyers at Schaumburg. He’s a MSC and has done my Annuals for half dozen years. Straight shooter.
  10. One of the bolts on a hinge point on my right cowl flap departed the airplane, so I purchased the replacement bushing (McMaster Carr) and bolt (can’t remember where I got it.) Worked fine. Less than a year later, same thing: bolt and bushing lost somewhere over WI! What am I doing wrong? If I tighten it too much, it binds. Is there a special bolt that goes into the cowl flap nutplate? Lockwasher?
  11. Thumbs up for the Purple polish. I’ve done Flitz, and this was easier. I’m curious how long it’ll last. (Yep that’s me, distorted reflection, don’t you know!)
  12. I met Bob a few years ago and was at the Mooney Summit in 2019 when he was recognized. A true gentleman on these pages and in person and always willing to share stories about his beloved Mooney. Blue skies and tailwinds, Bob and my sincere condolences to his family.
  13. As you can see from my posting above, I had all sorts of weird symptoms. I went around and around with JPI, including buying and installing a new transducer, which still did not fix it. After confirming that it was the display head (temporarily replaced it with a JPI loaner), I sent my FS450 display and they found a bad connector/board. It was replaced and it works like a charm. And JPI confirmed my “old” transducer was fine (and the unit had been in my airplane for 25 years/3000 hours!)
  14. https://mooneyspace.com/topic/32673-jpi-fuelscan-450-erratic-issue-resolved/page/2/ I went through all kinds of rigmarole, even replacing the transducer. (JPI returned the old one to me; it was fine!) Turns out it was a bad connector board on the FS450 display. Good luck, Peyton
  15. My experience with the USB download box is recent, last week. I hadntried the instructions as written, and never could get it to work. My problem was different than yours; I could go through all the steps. The JPI700 would count down to zero like it was downloading, but there were no data on the thumb drive. (The clue was that the green light was not flashing during the download.) However, I was always able to get to the “Dump” command on the 700. The following is what I do, and it is contrary to a poster above, and JPI’s instructions. Anyway... Insert thumb drive into the USB box, plu
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