terbang

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    M20K 252

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  1. terbang

    Long Mooney trip to South America

    Maybe @Urs_Wildermuthwill know? He is Swiss as well.
  2. terbang

    Long Mooney trip to South America

    Yes, I read about the “Honey Mooney”, but it’s been a while... Are they still flying? Or maybe they’re even on Mooneyspace?
  3. terbang

    Long Mooney trip to South America

    Thank you all! Unfortunately our engine won't run LOP. We have GAMIjectors but even though we've been with GAMI in Ada and I flew with one of their engineers, we couldn't get it fixed. Therefore we have to fly ROP. At 2200RPM I throttle back to 65% and lean to stay below 380F with the hottest cylinder (usually #5). Up in the low flight levels (180, 190) she makes about 165kt TAS or a little more. Depending on OAT, FF is about 9.5 GPH for the colder regions. We had to set a considerably greater FF when we flew that high and it was very hot e.g. in Bolivia.
  4. terbang

    Long Mooney trip to South America

    Thank you! There are tons of pictures in the reports, just click the link. Besides the fb page (here) we made a few videos, e.g. this. BTW, this trip would not have been possible without the Monroy tanks ;-) THX
  5. We flew our 252 from Germany to the southern most tip of South America and back again between September 17 and March 18. This was our route: Many may have heard about our trip via fb, but anyway, maybe there are members here who haven't and are interested in a report. I've written continuously on a European GA forum, here is the link: https://www.euroga.org/forums/trips-airports/9174-to-the-end-of-the-world-and-back-the-whole-story#post_176978 (I hope it's OK to post a link to another forum here)
  6. Thanks! We moved well inland. Our Mooney is in a hangar in KDNN, Georgia now. No Hurricans over in Europe, but I think we ran into one big time!
  7. Hi Clarence, yes, you're right, we bought her a little over five years ago. It's already the second time we flew her to the US. BTW Karl-Heinz has a Malibu now and he is currently on a RTW trip! Gunter
  8. Thanks a lot Ron, @Marcopolo that is really very kind. We have found a place to do it. Maybe we can say hello on our way back. Thanks again, Gunter
  9. Thanks Bob, just wrote an email.
  10. Hi all, after crossing the Atlantic one more time with our 252, we're in Charleston currently waiting for Irma to pass on. We need an oil change and are looking for a shop/mechanic to do that the owner-assisted way (and in safe distance to Irma). Back home we do it on our own, but we need some infrastructure here. Any suggestions? Thanks, Gunter
  11. terbang

    English Language Proficiency

    I'm holding a CPL/IR issued by LBA (Germany) with LP6 English and German. It took me the following steps to get it: 1. PPL (in 2006): according to German regulations you need a radio operator certificate. You need to pass an exam to get it. There are three flavours: VFR German only (BZF I), VFR English/German (BZF II) and IFR (AZF) which is English only. With the PPL I took the VFR English/German exam. 2. When the European requirement that the LP has to be specified in the license came into effect, proof of the passed exam was enough to get English LP 4. 3. Start of IFR training (in 2008): I took the exam for the IFR radio operator certificate. 4. In 2009 I took a test that was organized by AOPA Germany in Egelsbach to get LP 6 in English. I didn't prepare for the exam and at that time I was flying out of Egelsbach, so it was not much effort. 5. At some point LBA decided that German nationals who self-declare that they do speak German (just short of an affidavit) will get German LP 6 written in their license.
  12. I have an MVP-50 as well and see exactly the same effect. Mine is a 252, so it's 28V system. Could it be that the MVP misreads the voltage drop over the shunt?
  13. terbang

    New panel for our 252

    It was already installed when we bought the plane, but we couldn't be happier! Unfortunately not his year. As you might guess, my budget is somewhat limited currently ;-) BTW the job was done by Avionik Straubing. Hope to see you next year, Gunter
  14. We did that last year, when we crossed the the Atlantic with our 252. We had to obtain a visa (B1/B2) from the US consulate in Frankfurt beforehand. As far as I know, EU citizens can only take advantage from this visa on arrival stuff when arriving by airline transport. I have no idea what it is like when Europeans arrive at the US border to Canada by car.