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  1. What your avionics guy said is true for any magnetic compass in a Mooney. The tubular structure is subject to magnetism. The usual cause is power lines draped over the structure both temporarily (using an electric vacuum cleaner) or permanent (power lines to avionics run along the structure). The nice thing about the PAI-700 type of compass is that you can apply balancing balls on it which can help offset some of the acquired magnetism. Bob doesn’t worry about a magnetic compass because he has a magnetometer in the plane. Like Bob, with multiple magnetometers in my plane, a working mechanical compass is less of a worry, but I do keep mine calibrated. Someone on MooneySpace recently posted the calibration procedure for the vertical compass. Not that difficult. Where it gets difficult is if you have a significant magnetism issue and you need to degauss the plane. I think DXB did this in his. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. One of you told her about MooneySpace. I am now Sargent Schultz "I know NUTHIN!!" But I am secretly planning my Aspen Max upgrades to go with the STEC 3100. Shhhhhhhh! Be very quiet!
  3. For 3, could it be your pitot heat? For 4, if you remove the center plastic floor covering, you can get at the screws that hold that plastic cover over the gear indicator. I picked up a piece of acrylic at Lowe’s that I replaced it with. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. That is a really weird place for that breaker. Don’t think I have ever seen one placed there. Almost looks like the plastic was cut and it was placed there. Being right below the air vent, I wonder if some moisture got to it. I “exercise” my breakers periodically. Typical failure is they pop too easily. There are electronic cleaners that can be used on them. Hopefully your mechanic has some and spraying it will free it up. They aren’t that expensive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Yeah, if the breaker looks like one of these, you should be able to pull them. The red button I believe should be full engaged when the lever is forward. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Not that old. I think it was installed in late 2015 or early 2016. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. They list the MSRP on the bundle? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. The emergency extension works as the manual describes. Was the plane put through a pre-purchase? That would have been a good time to learn how to use the emergency extension - when not in flight and on jacks. The lever should move forward far enough to engage the disconnect. In addition to stopping the cranking when the green light comes on, another important point is not to try to retract the gear with the crank. If you do this in flight, you should make sure the engagement lever is returned and the crank handle is stowed before pushing the breaker back in. The black breaker that is labeled “landing gear” is the one that needs to be pulled. If you can’t pull it, then something is wrong with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Here is what I am seeing. Old and new displays. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Is it glossy looking? I will post a before and after from my iPhone.
  11. It's not the 60 AMU engine is it? That is the one that is in the Bravo?
  12. Is the SB engine the one that makes your hand tremor when you write the check?
  13. I'm curious if all the new JPI 900s will be coming out with this new display. Definitely needs an anti-glare covering on it. The old display had some sort of coating on it.
  14. Have you installed any new JPI 900s recently (within the last 2 months)? I sent mine back earlier this year for another failure of the display and they replaced it with a new display that does not have the anti-glare coating on it. Wonder if all the new ones are coming out this way. And more importantly if there is an anti-glare add-on that can be placed on the display. you can see how shiny it is in this video as compared to the Aspen, L-3 ESI-500 and the center stack stuff.
  15. I think he missed all of those deals. I personally would wait to see what the Sun N Fun and Oshkosh deals are. I got a pretty sizeable Oshkosh rebate from both Garmin and Aspen the year I did the upgrade.