Marauder

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  1. Marauder

    Mooney has been sitting

    I recall seeing a 6 position EGT gauge switch on a 4 cylinder Mooney years ago. 2 of the positions weren’t connected to anything. I would be curious for a photo of the back of this switch. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Marauder

    WTB Spare Data Card for Garmin 430 WAAS

    Check your PMs. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Marauder

    The hardest working Bravo in the US?

    It looks like it has dealt with the perils of being a frequent flyer as well. http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2018/01/mooney-m20m-n10kg-aero-bravo-llc.html Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  4. I think the reason people came up with that impression is that $35k doesn’t buy a lot of a Mooney. As you also pointed out, you are IFR rated. Would you be happy owning a plane outright that has limited capability? If so, then that becomes a positive factor for self ownership. Otherwise, if you are not willing to save for the plane equipped for your flying, then the partnership makes sense. Have you come up with what you expect all of those costs will add up to? The reason I ask is that whether it is a $35k C model or the $70k F model, the costs will be comparable. So, if you can swing the operating costs of a better equipped plane, wouldn’t it make more sense to save up for the better equipped plane if you aren’t willing to buy into a partnership? The exception to the above statement is whether or not you plan on hanging onto the plane for a while or don’t have a care if you lose money on the future sale of your modified plane. I’m a long time owner (27 years). I started out with a solid F that had limited capabilities (busted PC system, no GPS) and added to it over the years. Those additions/modifications will never be recovered but since I don’t intend on selling, I am fine with that. If I were in the market today, I would hold out for a plane that has what I want and buy as much airplane as I could that would get me there. What you are going to find is that many vintage planes are in various states. Often you will find a plane that has a great paint job, good interior and lousy avionics. There will be a few with decent avionics but need paint and/or interiors. And even fewer that have everything done. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Marauder

    Porpoising leads to gear collapse accident

    Better than “PULL UP! PULL UP!” 🤣🤪 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  6. I think a partnership works well for some people. It really depends on the philosophical mindset of the partners. If the partners are like minded about maintenance and have a solid agreement on scheduling, it works. For me, a partner would never work. I am too nit picky on maintenance and I fly too much that scheduling would be an issue. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Marauder

    Remove carpet glue?

    As a chemist, MEK (Butanone) and methylene chloride (dichloromethane) are nasty chemicals. Anything organic should be the first choice. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Marauder

    Fuel sending unit

    You can try to see what the guys in Lock Haven are charging. I know that several guys removed good ones from their planes when they did the CiES upgrade. I’d offer you mine but mine weren’t 100%. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Marauder

    Porpoising leads to gear collapse accident

    Or spend some time on PoA. I know some of you are on there to get the internet adrenaline pumping stuff you don’t get here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Marauder

    Fuel sending unit

    Probably is. Once it is loosened from the plane it is easy to remove. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Marauder

    Fuel sending unit

    You can get replacement cork gaskets from Grigg’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Marauder

    Fuel sending unit

    When you remove the cover (on wing bottom) for that sender, you just need to make sure the tank is drained (probably close to empty), disconnect the wires. remove the screws and the unit will come out. Not difficult to remove. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Marauder

    E.I. E4 EGT

    Which shop are you working with? I would have them call over to Weber’s or AirMod’s. It is optional equipment. Do you have the original factory paperwork. It might even say optional EGT. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Porpoising leads to gear collapse accident

    PG says “Fake News!” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Marauder

    Low RPM Misfire M20F

    You may not see anything on the JPI unless the data is collected at 1 second intervals. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro