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  1. But but but, I bought that Sporty’s electronic E6B because Hal said it would make life easier in the cockpit! [emoji1787] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Where they wearing an eye patch with their mask when they handed you the estimate? Terry H and I installed mine. In my case, the real work was running new wires to operate the senders in frequency mode. Being a slow and meticulous owner, it took me about 5 hours. There is another 3 hours removing and reinstalling the interior to get to the inboard senders. And then another 3 hours to make the connections and do the calibration. Even doubling that to 22 hours and using a $100/hr shop rate, I’m not sure how they came up with $6,000. I’ve been flying behind these CiES senders for the past 3.
  3. I would be really surprised if Bob used CamGuard during his break ins. He was very careful about making sure the break in was done correctly. And adding CamGuard wasn’t a bonehead thing Bob would do. I would be interested in what the shop finds with the installed rings. I don’t believe there were a lot of hours on his engine when he got sick. How many hours did it have when you bought it? Were the cylinders fully broken in when you bought it? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Andy - I went from a KMA 20 (with a Sigmatek intercom) to a 8000BT to the 450 to the 450A. The Intelliaudio works great. I have the com frequency I am on in the left ear (at the 9 o’clock) and 121.5 in the right ear (at the 3 o’clock). I flew in between Philly and the DC metroplex and having 121.5 on is needed. And then flipping the second com monitoring ATIS while still having guard up has become second nature for me. It is amazing how your brain can listen to different audios this way. I like the 450A’s display over the 450’s LCD screen. Also, actually seeing a menu on an audio panel all
  5. I checked out the 760 and if it had checklist capability, it would have made for a nice, albeit, high priced replacement for my iPad Mini. Do they ever update features on these units? i.e. provide firmware updates that provide new features? I get the value of the display being visible in all light conditions but at $1500, it seems like a lot for a device. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  6. As John Breda mentioned, what you will experience in an F is a much higher nose attitude. Just to take some of the flame off of your suit, I never practiced them either until I did a flight review with a CFI a few years ago. He really showed me things that I didn’t know or see because I never pushed my knowledge — like the Aspen AI has a nice set of chevrons when you need to push the nose down or pull it up. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  7. I am a 30 year owner of the same Mooney. Back in the early 2000s when the kids were getting too big, I debated long and hard about upgrading planes. But I knew for the 2 or 3 trips a year I needed extra hauling, I could rent or borrow a friend’s plane. Now that the kids are off on their own, my F is the perfect plane for my wife and I as we enter into retirement. Sure, I got tempted when Jerry asked me if I was interested in his Ovation or when I see Danb zipping by overhead at 200 knots. But I came back to reality and realized that the majority of my flying will be up and down the east coas
  8. And I remember reading somewhere that the number of zeros needed to be added to AMU to purchase would cause any Cheap Bast$&d to shrivel up like a raisin. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. And use the towel to wipe the pad down afterwards. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079NFWS2F/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&aaxitk=02bf08bbc5de3732b4fa5ee2f669873d&hsa_cr_id=3060455360101&pd_rd_plhdr=t&pd_rd_r=246fafcc-7d93-457d-8a3f-7e9cb18b03f9&pd_rd_w=5gAjM&pd_rd_wg=LlVSS&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_mcd_asin_1_title Cheap Bast%$d version: https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Value-Kneeling-Gardening-Assorted/dp/B08DDJTSYV/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=Landscaping+kneeling+pads&qid=1623195245&sr=8-14 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  11. I’m hoping they used a crappy paint on the prop. I have never seen a prop do that after any of my overhauls. The only time I have seen that is when I have been flying in rain a lot. As for cycling, I flew out of Buffalo for a number of years and even on the coldest days, the prop will always cycle. It may be a sluggish cycle but it will cycle. Something is not right. Hope it isn’t too serious. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Your temps are in line with what I have seen in the 30 years flying behind my IO-360. As Rob & the good doctor mentioned (and from your observations of RPM increase at idle), I suspect it is rich. Your CHTs in flight can vary based on the condition of your baffles and other factors. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  13. According to JPI there is suppose to be a 1:1 when your RPM and the set RPM are the same. https://www.jpinstruments.com/FAQCategory/tach-time-and-hobbs/ One interesting observation. I have both the JPI 900 and the EI RPM in my plane. The JPI is always running faster than the EI. I can't remember exactly how much faster but it was noteworthy. I think it has to do with when these units begin recording time. Something like the JPI starts at 800 RPM and the EI at 1200 RPM.
  14. I had to take a trip down memory lane (and in my logs) to look at the history of my Dukes pump. My Dukes failed three times. Once back in the mid 1980s and it was repaired by the previous owner. The second time was for a motor issue that George's took care of for me in the early 1990s. The third time was for a failed impeller in 1995. Instead of repairing it, I replaced it with the Mooney retrofit kit 940018 which included the Weldon pump. It required a replumbing. That pump has been in operation for 26 years. I met with Weldon at Oshkosh a few years ago and they mentioned that they now s
  15. I did the Weldon conversion back in the 1990s. I had my original pump repaired twice prior to that. Back then, the Weldon required a retrofit kit. Weldon, as you mentioned above, has a drop in version. I highly recommend it. It is a continuous use pump (just in case you miss it on the checklist). The original pump is not and if I recall correctly, the issue was with the material used for the impellers.
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