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  1. I would keep what you have if it is in decent shape. I had a Narco 12D+ that gave me a lot of issues. Eventually replaced it with a GNC 255B. If you are flying IFR, having a decent second radio, is, in my opinion, a necessity. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. What’s in there now is an old analog regulator that has a couple of “George’s” repair stickers on it. I will need to look back but I’m pretty sure I sent it out for repair once or twice during the 28 years I owned the plane. When the alternator was replaced, the voltage to the VR was confirmed and the shop felt it was the alternator. Since I was on the road, I opted to replace it with a PP. The post maintenance run up looked fine and the voltage looked good on the JPI and he portable voltmeter I had plugged in. It started going low again recently. I did look at it last night and found the ground wire coming out of the Cannon connector was slightly loose. Not sure how important the ground is in maintaining voltage. Will know when I get to fly it again. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  3. From my understanding, you can buy a new Plane Power or a rebuilt Delco or any of the other automotive alternators that were approved for aircraft. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. My voltage regulator is having issues and I am researching a replacement unit. For those of you who have made this decision, what are the pros and cons of both units? The Zeftronics are almost twice the price of the Plane Power. The Zeftronics can be purchased with a Cannon plug which should plug directly into the Mooney harness. The Plane Power appears to require you to cut the harness and individually connect each lead to the regulator. Since I own a Plane Power alternator any advantage that the Plane Power voltage regulator has working with their own alternator? Both have similar features but the Zeftronics has a troubleshooting light. Thoughts? Looks like the Plane Power may need an adapter plate for my Mooney & they do not have a noise reducer. (Model R1224) (Model R1530B)
  5. Mert - I would try the co-pilot side's jacks first even if it means you put a portable PTT button in place. Many interference problems are related to the jacks and grounding.
  6. Are you sure that is not an inside photo of the lunar lander?
  7. Garmin shop. I don’t think Garmin sells parts to a non-dealer. (I’m not sure they sell repair parts at all). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. What he is talking about is this button: With either an airspeed or squat switch, if you put the gear in the “up” position (throttle in) and the switch indicates a fault condition (airspeed switch = too low airspeed or squat switch = weight is still on squat), you will get a warning horn. The red button allows you to override the safety features to retract the gear. The gear warning switch tied to the throttle activates a horn as well. This would activate if the throttle is out and the gear lever is up. The switch was not on older Mooneys and many of us with electric gear added it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Foreflight is correct. And with them being acquired by Boeing and being a sister company for Jepp, I doubt it will change.
  10. Somewhere in Jersey the Reaper weeps... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. I think the same way you do when it comes to the safety gear. Anyone who has ever done fire fighting will tell you if the fire doesn’t get you, the smoke will. Most house fire deaths typically involve a level of smoke inhalation that either resulted in incapacitation followed by death by fire or by the smoke inhalation itself. Even if a fire has been contained, the amount of residual acrid fumes from smoldering materials will leave you teary-eyed at best or having you hacking up a lung. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. The concern I have with a fire is that opening a window or door while the fire is still present (either in the panel or under the cowling) will just most likely keep providing for an air source to feed the fire and draw the flames into the cockpit. Anyone want to set off a smoke bomb in their plane and provide a first hand account of what actually happens? I've only seen one cockpit fire. An experimental who had a wiring fire on the ground while taxiing. There was enough smoke to make me go out and get a smoke mask.
  13. And one of these: Side benefit is that you’ll be prepared for the zombie apocalypse as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. I’m not talking about the extinguisher gas. If you are fighting a cockpit fire, there is a high probability of smoke being in the cockpit with you as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. I hope you boys have a smoke mask to go along with the fire extinguishers. [emoji100] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro