Bob_Belville

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About Bob_Belville

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  • Birthday 02/17/1943

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    : Morganton NC
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    N943RW
  • Model
    M20E SUPER 21 ('66)

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  1. Bob_Belville

    Almost good bye

    Pic of SabreCowl. Sent from my XT1710-02 using Tapatalk
  2. Bob_Belville

    Almost good bye

    +1 on the SabreCowl. I think David improved CHTs on his personal C model dramatically. Plus I think it looks pretty sexy with a new paint job. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Bob_Belville

    When should I change the oil?

    I’m afraid to say that mine wind up in the FBO dumpster and that probably goes to the landfill. But I make a run to the recycling collection lot with corrugated regularly so I can hold the oil bottles for then. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Bob_Belville

    New Owner, First Plane, 1974c

    Well, there's LASAR and there's also Loewen"s Mooney Salvage. Sent from my XT1710-02 using Tapatalk
  5. Bob_Belville

    Adding a JPI 900 on the cheap

    930 Sent from my XT1710-02 using Tapatalk
  6. Bob_Belville

    Adding a JPI 900 on the cheap

    Agreed, by the same token Nancy could fly the plane through the famous 95% boredom phase of the flight but you and I get the big bucks to deal with the 5% sheer terror. IMNSHO, during the cruise portion of the flight it really doesn’t make much difference where anything is in the panel.
  7. Bob_Belville

    New Owner, First Plane, 1974c

    As alternatives to EBay and factory new you should check with our resident used parts folks... Alan Fox, Jerry Pressley, and Paul Loewen. Someone here can provide their contact info... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Bob_Belville

    Adding a JPI 900 on the cheap

    Don, Chris, Paul, and several others here are promoters of putting an EDM 900 in front of the pilot. I’ll be the contrarian and suggest there are good reasons to put the larger 930 off to the right of the fly-the-airplane space. Playing flight engineer is mostly a tertiary activity below aviate and navigate (and communicate for that matter) in the pecking order. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Bob_Belville

    Intro and Hello

    Welcome Steve! Taking off at light weight practicing T.O.s and landings... you probably have discovered that it's easy to blow through the pattern altitude climbing at 1000 fpm. As suggested it should work pretty well to nose over and pull power at about 700 AGL to be at about 90-100 kts at 1000 agl. Hold that speed and adjust throttle and pitch trim to be level on downwind. No need to touch prop. From there, trimmed for ~ 90-100 kts in level flight mid field, it's time to transition to landing checklist starting with gear down. Have fun. the overhead vent system has a drain tube carrying water behind the interior panel to exit out the belly. The crank operated gear extension is for backup and it's SOP to confirm it is working as part of the annual inspection.
  10. Bob_Belville

    When should I change the oil?

    I hope you're kidding. I used the tilde to indicate the extension should be angled to make the triangle isosceles but since the arm of the wrench is much longer than the extension the difference is negligible relative to the 16-18 ft lb spec.
  11. Bob_Belville

    When should I change the oil?

    It's simple to tighten the filter with the extension at ~90 deg which makes the arm the same as the wrench itself.
  12. Bob_Belville

    Carb Ice Frequency for Mooneys

    I guess it would be seen as unseemly to mention fuel injection?
  13. Bob_Belville

    When should I change the oil?

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/1201676.php
  14. Bob_Belville

    When should I change the oil?

    @thomas1142 There are not a lot of tools required to DIY an oil change but you'll need: oil drain pan (and plan for old oil disposal) safety wire (0.032?) and pliers 1" combo wrench torque wrench (Harbor Freight has inexpensive models) www.harborfreight.com/38-in-drive-click-type-torque-wrench-61276.html) torque wrench adapter - works in close quarters www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/1201676.php Blackstone or similar sampling kit I've added a few additional items filter cutting tool filter clamp/wrench for stubborn filters similar to pic which works great with a breaker bar If you do not have any of these I suppose you would save enough to cover the cost in a oil change or 3. Assuming your time is free in exchange for the satisfaction and a more intimate relationship with your Mooney.
  15. We have about 1 foot in Morganton and still coming down. 40 miles making a big difference this time. I hear Charlotte got very little. We'll be closed for several days.