Oscar Avalle

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About Oscar Avalle

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  1. Dear Brice, Let me tell you that I share your pain. My M20C (SN 700006) with an engine O-360-A1D has been a pain in the behind. I have been struggling with the same issue for years. On a hot day on take off my CHTs in particular number 3, reached easily 475 if I did not manage the climb well. If you search on Mooneyspace you will find a discussion I started around the issue. What did I do: a) Baffling: I have now the best baffling that a M20C can have. It had a good impact and reduced my CHT3 by 15 degrees. b) cowling: I installed a new cowling with a smaller air intake... Marginal impact, but the plane looks much cooler c) Fuel Flow: my fuel flow was on the lower side (15.6 to 16 gal/hour) on take off. Check you hoses to make sure that there is not obstruction and that you have the right fuel lines. I had one that was too narrow. It increased the fuel flow by 0.5. But then I read something about carburetors and that some Mooneys had a different set of carburetors. I checked if I had the right carburetor. I did, but the fuel flow was not right. So I send it out and it seems that during the overhaul it had been adjusted to the specs of the wrong one... So I asked to overhaul it again. The new flow is now 16,5 to 17 and it makes a HUGE difference. My CHT3 is now down to 420 to 430 on take off on a HOT day. Still high, but not crazy high as before. So look into that option. d) Technic: I checked with Savvyanalysis (happy to share the emails with you if you want send me you email through PM). Take off let the plane accelerate to 120 mph and only then climb. Adjust throttle a bit and reduce RPM to 2550 for climb. It helped marginally. e) Timing: I checked the timing of the ignition, as it was ok, it did not impact my case, but I know for sure that this can be a factor f) There are more serious issues related to the crankshaft... but just look into that as a last option... I didn't. hope it helps Oscar
  2. I am not very inspired to put together some videos. Each time I try to do it, I get distracted... So I decided to recycle some older ones that I like... First, this one is from when I visited my son in St Louis. The flight back was amazing... majestic... to say the least. This one I had fund putting together in El Salvador... It was retweeted by the local authorities... and I ended up in the news... So enjoy... I hope to be more inspired to put something new together soon... Take care. Oscar
  3. Thank you! I have to put another video together! But quarantine has increased my work load and I have not been able to fly. I just need to go over my footage and put something together. Oscar Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Very nice words. And indeed it gives you some sense of sanity. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Thank you. They look very comfortable. I will look into that option.
  6. Paul, really nice!!! I got a real craving to go flying again... but I am under a full lockdown... So two questions for you: a) I guess you went full electric. What is your second AT? b) I love your in ear headsets what brand is it? Last but not least, nice Mooney... Oscar
  7. This may help you make a decision: https://www.aviationconsumer.com/uncategorized/surefly-sim-ignition-maintenance-free/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. I replaced it with an Electroair, sure fly was not available at that point Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Lower fuel consumption, EGTs and CHTs smaller spreads, easier start and better performance above 6000 feet. (It seems to me at least that I get better power). Disadvantage, slightly higher CHTs on take off, but you have to manage them and it is fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I had a LASAR ignition installed on my Mooney M20C for several years. It was love while it lasted. Starting the plane was always easy and it ran great. CHTs had to be managed, but it was never a factor. But then after about 8 years the controller started to act up. It intermittently failed and I found myself flying with the backup magnetos. I tried to get Champion to support the unit and I was basically told that I would be better off replacing the system with magnetos. I did it, but I really missed the smooth ride and the performance LASAR had given me. Finally this year I replaced one magneto with the Electroair system and I am getting the same performance I got from the LASAR system in the past. So, consider replacing the LASAR with the Electroair would be my suggestion. Óscar Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Q9e7sRV9s Matt Guthmiller https://www.youtube.com/user/oavalle/videos?view_as=subscriber&pbjreload=10 Oscar Avalle https://youtu.be/9faX9QH7-dk (EAA) https://youtu.be/iExudx915Ek History guy Just to mention a few
  12. I update the NAVDATA and the issue was resolved. C337781C-66FD-4FCA-8B4F-1401070D5ABF.heic
  13. Mike Busch’s book is really great. Interesting and very entertaining to read Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Cheaper option: https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/tail-brake-turn/67-led-light-bulb-12-smd-led-tower-ba15s-base/3698/12876/?utm_source=product_review_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=product_review_email