Marauder

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    1975 M20F

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  1. That’s been my experience as well. Can’t wait to see what new features they add in the next version. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  2. I bought it for my iPad Pro and other than keeping it sharpened (charged), I haven’t used it much. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Marauder

    How Reliable is JPI EDM900?

    When you say “trade in” is there a rebate offered if we do that? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Marauder

    Check Gear!

    I seem to remember something about a reinforced component being used to allow for the higher speed. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Ok, you both are headed to the penalty box! I personally don't care about the occasional off aviation topic thread. How many times can we answer the same "I'm thinking about buying a Mooney, can I sit in yours or get a ride" question? Even the aviation related threads have gone sideways at times. It's when these threads become personal attacks is when MooneySpace skids off of the runway (like how I kept this aviation related?) What some of the newer members don't know is that there have been some pretty nasty behind the scenes personal attacks that forced Craig to throw some members into the penalty box. He may have even banned some (not sure on that). All of those I believe had some political tone to them like the infamous "Little Timmy" thread. And as Dev mentioned, when the fat ladies are flying, it is usually a sign that a thread is beginning to go sideways. I used to participate in a number of aviation forums and have stopped since all of the other ones have some level of "see how high I can urinate on the wall" theme. This ain't true of MooneySpace. For the most part we are pretty civilized, respectful group with a common passion of the best personal airplane ever to have been built.
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    Check Gear!

    I know at some point after WWII the FAA mandated it be used. Not sure if there was a rocket engineer behind the color schemes or some creative FAA dude saying "white looks good for flaps".
  7. Marauder

    Drone damage

    You captured a picture of their lunch truck!
  8. Marauder

    Tucson area hangar help?

    You’ll need a hangar in the “land of dry”? [emoji6] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Marauder

    Flying on Instruments with No PC

    I don’t think anyone said you can’t fly IFR without an AP or a 100AMU panel. Most of us began our IFR flying behind VORs, ADFs and LORAN-C. But once you begin flying long distances, in the soup, you’ll appreciate the relief a solid autopilot can provide. Add in high workload times such as re-routes or tough approaches and you’ll know why most of us consider an autopilot a highly desired capability in our class of airplane. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Pilots of America tried this and it became a call out place for people who weren’t even in the thread. The “spin zone” I think is dead. “Little Timmy” probably predates you joining the forum. He created a lot of issues here resulting in people getting banned and some members just leaving and never coming back. As for the non-aviation content, I think we all post stuff from time to time that can be considered non-aviation related. And I don’t think that is the issue. Heck, we even have had arguments on aviation related topics. When it becomes vindictive or the PC line is crossed is when the problems begin. The wedding you were referring to was a Mooney owner letting us he got married. Many of us know Andrew personally and were happy for him. And unfortunately your point came true. We had one participant in that thread who voiced his opinion about same sex marriages and the thread got ugly. And the person who posted it hasn’t been on since. I think for the most part we are a self governing group. So unlike some of the other forums. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Nada here. My avionics shop called before the holidays and mentioned they were contacted for the PO. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Marauder

    Drone damage

    You should see the photos you get when you google “MooneySpace members”. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Marauder

    Are Your Gear Lights Flaky?

    As well, there are dimmable LEDs and others that are not designed to be dimmed. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  14. I think the frustration aka “irrational hating” comes into play when you feel like they are not working in your best interest or are not showing progress in resolving the concern. I’ll give you 3 personal examples. Garmin GTN. My unit was exhibiting open squelch issues. Early in the process of troubleshooting, the usual “something in the plane is causing this” remarks came up. Then a few firmware updates started showing up. Clearly there was a squelch issue in the box. Between the firmware updates and adjusting the squelch settings, the problem was resolved after a pretty lengthy period. JPI 900. I replaced my JPI 830 with a 900. Shortly afterwards I was on an IFR flight and my squelch on my GTN kept opening on a number of ATC frequencies. It was so bad, I couldn’t hear ATC. I was ready to blame Garmin but I decided to try to determine if anything else changed since the problem started. It had. The JPI 900 was added. After troubleshooting the issue to the remote indicator on the JPI 900, I called JPI. They immediately told me that it was not possible that their unit could do this. I sent them this video. So, I hear nothing from them but a ferrite filter shows up telling me to install it on the lead coming out of the JPI and going to the remote indicator. Problem fixed. Next JPI issue came up with the RPM being erratic. Immediate response was to return the unit. Decided to troubleshoot the issue. Turned out that the lead coming from the mag was loose. Aspen. I get an email from Aspen saying that due to some sort of ADS-B signal coding issue I needed to disable the ADS-B In until the problem is resolved. That was over a month ago. No updates, nada. I’m in the electronics field. I know how disruptive a problem can be for a customer. The best way to handle these issues is to be forthcoming and communicate as much as you can about what you are doing to resolve the concern. The motto we use here is “Take care of the Customer, we can always fix the problem later”. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Marauder

    Check Gear!

    I hope the instructor does just the opposite!