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About TWinter

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  • Birthday 10/30/1963

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    Dyersburg, TN
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    Retired - Portsmouth, NH Police Dept.

    Current - Business owner, Health & Fitness
    Ultimate Fitness LLC, Dyersburg, TN.

    Other Hobbies: High performance cars, V8 Motorcycles and Aviation..

    Most important is family :)
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    1973 M20E

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  1. Hank, If there continues to be that much activity you guys will need a tower at the field.
  2. Dyersburg Avionics did mine (actually located at Caruthersville, MO) M05 . Feel free to give them a call or fly over and let them look at your panel. They would be able to get you a more accurate price. My labor install was a mixed bag, but I'll take a look tonight and might be able to give you a ballpark. I did have the 830 installed already and went to 930, but from what I understand they still had to remove the majority of the old to install the new. I do agree 70 hrs is not accurate.
  3. KDYR (Dyersburg)...Three owners in five years. Closed last year for good. Building scheduled to be torn down..The business owner was skipping Uncle Sam's slice of the pie ( no pay sales tax). Feds shut them down. City was owed four months back rent. How the city let them go that long without paying rent, well...I guess somebody left the barn gate open. No accountability. Airport restaurants are getting sparse. -Tom
  4. Sold.. Thanks Tony. -Tom
  5. I called and bought them new. I found the actual link on the advertisement on the web last night after I listed them..I'm headed out right away. Here is the link to Powertow.. The 40 EZ is the model #s. The site I found last night showed they are $125 plus shipping. I'll look for the exact site again later, but the answer is yes..
  6. There has been lots of chatter about tow bars and homemade tow bar units etc. I remembered I had these tucked in the hanger. I bought this for a EZ-Tow unit I had, ended up going with a Sidewinder unit. These would be great to use as intended or on a homemade project. They are set-up for Mooney and have never been used. I think I paid 125-150 plus shipping. I'll let them go for $90 B/O shipped to lower 48. PP as a gift works or drop me a big deal either way. Just thought someone could use them. -Tom
  7. Just think how nice it will be when you get it back. You will get to really enjoy all the upgrades. Mine was down three months this summer..sucked, but now when I fly it's all grins. After you get her back you will forget all the down time...if you are like me you might actually get stuff done around the hacienda that I kept putting on the back burner. Best of luck!! -Tom
  8. Looks great..Very nice paint scheme. I would think two fuel stops would get it home with no problem. Good to see another Mooney in the mid-south. Looks like about 507 miles @ 32g. This is just a quick look at FF. Not taking into account all your questions. Maybe just for the heck of make a stop at Athens KAHN and Fayetteville FYM for fuel and time to stretch and admire your new bird. It would break up the trip into simple legs and no pressure on fuel stops. I always plan more stops than necessary, that way I can enjoy the flight with no worries and keep safe margins. -Tom
  9. Very nice..Good luck. -Tom
  10. No joy from TN.. -Tom
  11. Wow..a two airplane family..we assume you are keeping the Mooney as well or did I miss something? Always nice to have a family hauler. Great combo, speedy Mooney and family truckster. -Tom
  12. Why is it all the planes that I would have considered trading up to always show up right after I've just written a big check on my current bird..funny how this always seems to work out this way. What a great plane and I love that HP..if only somebody wanted a way over equipped and over-marketed E model. I'd be on this. Good luck George, awesome!!, -Tom
  13. Not much to add..Just remember in addition to the install there might be additional work needed to actually remove old and refab partial panel to make it all fit. This will also be labor hours over and above. Just be prepared for the me, I know I started with the 830 and a now have the 930. I like the upgraded 930, but if working with a new plane and tight budget you can't go wrong with the 830 as a great start, it was a great piece of equipment and easy to manage priced right. All depends on your future plans. -Tom
  14. I agree..I often go to the airport (5 miles from home) more than once or twice a day. Many times I will go and fly after work just to relax. Yesterday was a great example, went and plugged the plane heater in on my way work at 8:30 am. Worked my day and headed back out at 4 and flew for an hour or so. Great release from a long day. I'm sure if I had to drive a great distance I would probably just head home and fly the weekends. -Tom
  15. We flew, but unfortunately it was a balmy 75 outside and the view was of Tennessee cornfields. My house to my folks, a short 20 minute hop. -Tom