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About PeytonM

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  1. I had great luck with McMaster-Carr, just different dimensions for my year. HUGE savings! I’ll be making another contribution to MS. Thank you, jetdriven!
  2. 1989 J looking for cowl flap bushing. What part # from McMaster-Carr? (“Press fit drill bushing”) Prices I saw on their website were approx $25 each. Maybe I’m looking at the wrong part. Thank you for your help.
  3. I’ve had the above device installed as a standalone fuel flow system in my 201 for over 20 years and it’s performed flawlessly. Over the past month/ half dozen flights the flow readout has fluctuated wildly, from 2 to 100+ GPH! However, half the time it works fine, even during the same flight! Seems to always work during taxi. What’s your best guess: transducer going bad ($300+), bad connection? Someone suggest air leaks! No evidence of fuel leak. Why would it work one day and not the next?
  4. If I just search Mooney Flyer, it comes up. I was using a bookmark. Weird.
  5. Is anyone else getting a server error of “Not Found?” I have had no luck over the past month or so. Any info?
  6. Great wx forecasted tomorrow from Chicago to western NM. I’m seeing some pretty wicked weather the rest of the way for Friday beyond that. I was planning a stop overnight @DMN although I’m seeing blowing dust(!!) at DMN TAF tomorrow afternoon. Or stop short at ELP. Maybe there’s more to do at ELP?! Either way, probably sit Friday, then fly the rest of the way to DVT Saturday.
  7. I sincerely appreciate everyone’s suggestions. I’m ready to go and the airplane is ready to go. It’s been a frustrating waiting game as weather systems have been “training” from the southwest to the midwest the past week. However, it looks like I may finally have an opportunity tomorrow and Friday for the southern route via El Paso. In the meantime, I’ll do a few more weather checks! Thanks again!
  8. I may need pitot/static/transponder after I arrive. (I’ve tried to squeeze it in here in February before I leave, but weather & scheduling has not worked.) Any suggestions in the Valley?
  9. The weather is getting pretty awful here. Snow and what looks like near-record cold next week. Fortunately, we’ve got a condo rented near Scottsdale March 1. I’ve decided to fly my ‘89 M20J that I’ve owned for 25 years out there in mid-February. I do have supplemental oxygen and I have an IR. I have flown the bird to the SF Bay Area, then to Seattle and back a couple decades (!!) ago, so I’ve done west and the northwest, just not the southwest. That trip was in October. I’ve looked at a couple routes: KMHK, KTCC, then direct KDVT; or a southern route, towards Carlsbad and then hooking around west, which adds 200 miles (1478nm vs 1285), but elevations are 2000 lower (7500 vs. 9500ft). Any experience or suggestions greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Peyton
  10. I wish we could get ahold of the CAD file. I’ll give Shapeways a call.
  11. I sent this to Mooney Parts this morning. Hello. My name is Peyton and I’m the proud owner of a 1989 M20J, My rocker switch cover for the Radio Master broke. I’ve looked at the usual sources to no avail. I have reached out to LASAR, salvage companies, and 3D printing companies. I understand that the E-T-A switch covers are no longer available through Mooney, but they used to be. If E-T-A is out of business, maybe the molds still exist. A blank switch cover would be ideal. Given the number of airplanes with these switches, and the number of switches per plane, I believe there is a significant need and market opportunity. (Or maybe it’s just me looking for a solution, other than replacing the entire switch a$$embly!) I spoke to a company that can lasar-etch and print, but they need a smooth surface to work with. 3D printers do not generate that surface, and because of the unusual shape of the rocker switch cover, it does not lend itself to post-manufacturing finish-sanding. Thank you for looking into this for me. Best regards, happy holidays and Merry Christmas!
  12. Does the CAD file used to create the part that Shapeways sells belong to a MSer, or to Shapeways? Another MSer who has created a Klixon switch, finished and laser etched, might be persuaded to make a finished switch cover for the ETA switch, IF he can get his hands on the file. Anyone know who has the file?
  13. My Radio Master switch cover broke this afternoon. It’s an E-T-A from an 89J. I’ve seen sets of Klixons, but none of the E-T-As. I’d appreciate any help. Thank you in advance.
  14. Exchanged emails with Paul at Mooney. He said exactly the same thing.
  15. Thanks. How’d you do that??