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  1. ring thing around door handle

    What piece are we talking about here? I just removed an excess plastic piece from under the handle. Is that what you are looking for? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Foreflight ahars freak out

    The AHRS in the 210 may be the problem. The other devices just present the data. The electronic AHRS in the certified boxes use the pitot static input to aid in the determination of the AI. Since this isn't being done on the FS-210, i wonder if any input is being pulled from the GPS.
  3. Fuel Indication Issue

    Hi Ziggy. I got so frustrated with the JPI error messages (fuel mismatch) that I pulled my resistive senders and installed the CiES solution. As noted above, I think you have 4 senders in your fuel system. The older Mooneys had 2. The outer sender allows for measurement until the inner sender provides readings. It is needed for the larger capacity fuel systems (64 gallons) because of the wing shape. It really sounds like the inner sender isn't working. The outer sender would hit the bottom of the tank and show 25 gallons and the inner sender isn't providing any input.
  4. Go diapers Bob. New generation of Depends are thinner and hold more. Test pilots: Bennett and Marauder.
  5. The problem flying dehydrated is that you will save the $24, but spend $18,000 in hospital bills treating you for DVTs.
  6. Hi All, Bruce Jaeger (former Willmar MSC owner) will be coming to my airport (N57) the week of December 4th to install his Spatial Interior product in my Mooney. The installation will be done in my hangar and Bruce will be demonstrating the installation process as well as his repair techniques for the wonderful plastic we have in our planes. If you have an interest in stopping by, drop me a PM and I will provide details on the logistics.
  7. Got an idea, not sure this will work but have seen an endless stream of troubleshooting help threads and then in some cases final resolution of the problem. Thought maybe if a thread was created that just tracked each individual problem and the final resolution, it could serve as a depository of noted problems and their resolutions. What I am proposing is that an owner can create a thread for help on a problem NOT USING THIS THREAD, rather in the forum and once it has been resolved, post the problem description, photos, resolution, etc. here. As an example; Problem: Momentary rough running engine that lasted for 6 seconds. EGT was noted to drop on one cylinder for 6 seconds 150 degrees and then cleared up. Resolution: Savvy Analysis suspects clogged injector. Injector removed and found to contain FOD. Problem resolved. If this idea works PLEASE DO NOT REPLY HERE, JUST POST YOUR PROBLEMS AND RESOLUTIONS!
  8. Helps that you fly small people around.
  9. Spatial Interior Clinic - New Garden (N57)

    Just a couple of pictures after the wife approval review. Once I get the new rugs in, I will post some glamour shots. I’m impressed with the Spatial Design concept. Spent a lot of time speaking with Bruce about the future of his product and I know he would like someone to take over the mission. Maybe one of you talented folks has an interest. I will provide some links to YouTube videos on the technique as soon as I get time to edit them. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Time for a new Mag

    Glad you took care of the left mag, bit surprised that the right one wasn’t pulled just for nothing more than a look see. That is a LOT of crap inside a sealed mag. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Cutting in line again Bob? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  12. That is great news David. Let me know when you think you can get the doubler to me and I will order the oil cooler relocation kit. Really curious to see Matt’s numbers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Engine Problem

    Good luck on solving this. As others have mentioned, have them install an engine analyzer while it is in the shop. Based on the number of hours your mechanic could charge you, it probably will have paid for itself. The three symptoms that bother me are the low RPM on takeoff roll, the backfiring and the low fuel pressure. You may be dealing with the worst of airplane troubleshooting - the multi problem. I suspect that a mag problem could result in low rpm and backfiring. But this doesn’t explain the low fuel pressure when just on the boost pump. Like Bob, I will see 27 PSI with the boost on by itself, then the engine fuel pump will be in the 25 PSI range in cruise but will jump up to 27 when I turned the boost on again. Hope this can be sorted out. As for comment about Savvy, I signed up for SavvyAnalysis and have had Paul help me on a couple of issues. The first being a set of plugs that were intermittently not firing. Was not an easy problem to see without the data being available. The second issue was a recent power anomaly that only lasted for a few seconds but was very noticeable in the cockpit. I have the JPI 900 set to 1 second collection intervals and it showed very clearly that I lost about 100° degrees of EGT temp on one cylinder for about 5 seconds. I was worried about a stuck valve but the entire flight as well as earlier ones show no evidence of the valve sticking. We are working on the premise that something came through that injector that disrupted the fuel flow for a few seconds. Analyzers really help look at these issues. Good luck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. I’m still not talking to you after you convinced me to spend $1600 on light bulbs! [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. handheld transcom recommendations

    I’ve used my Vertex (Yaesu) for tracking a localizer signal and as Dan mentioned, the range is the limiting feature. Tracked fine. As a side note, these receiver’s lithium battery packs are available through alternate sources than the pilot shops and for considerably less money. I bought 2 of them for the same price the pilot shop wanted for one. I thought they may have been cheap knockoffs but they have the manufacturer label on them and it matches the original one send with the unit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  16. Lightweight Portable Generator Review

    I have a Yamaha 2000W generator and it is a lot louder than it too. But since it typically will be running on an airport ramp, I’m not so concerned about the noise. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  17. Anyone know the current status of the Avidyne DFC 90 and Mooneys? I was hopeful they were moving forward on the certification but it's been really quiet on the topic. Would love to have the capability integrated into my Aspen. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  18. Lightweight Portable Generator Review

    You can always run it off 100 LL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  19. Lightweight Portable Generator Review

    Look familiar? Someone posted about this generator a year or so ago and a number of us bought out Home Depot’s supply of them. Great little generator and easy to carry along. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  20. reasons for having a GTN750 and 650?

    As a firm believer in redundancy, having anything as a backup is a whole lot better than what was a available years ago (aka nothing). The weak link in the navigation chain for those of us without dual alternators and batteries is the limitations of the electrical system. I spent a fair amount of time determining potential battery life and what would happen in the case of complete electrical failure. A second Nav/Com is part of that strategy but also having equipment with their own power supplies is part of that approach. Starting with the electrical system, I have painstakingly looked up and determined the load each piece of electronic equipment would pull. I color coded my breakers to clearly denote which breakers needed to be pulled and which could stay. Even with that, understanding that long communications on a Com radio will have an impact on that battery life calculation. To stack the deck further in my favor, I have installed equipment in the plane that carry their own battery supplies and are redundant to each other. The Aspens will store the active flight plan from the GPS and with its own GPS receiver, can continue to track the progress against the flight plan. The L3 ESI-500 also has its own battery and has Nav enablement turned on so it will function like a conventional CDI in case the Aspens are depleted. For Com redundancy, I have a Vertex portable with an antenna that can be mounted on the glass. I originally had the KX-99 interface that allowed the external Com antenna to be used with the portable. It has been since removed due to issues it caused with the panel Com radio (looking for an alternative - might end up with a third Com antenna). The Vertex has both Com and Nav functions. Like Andy, I don’t consider iPads are acceptable backups but I do carry them onboard (2 iPads and an iPhone) as the last resort tool. And finally, I have looked into a B&C standby alternator that can be installed on my vacuum pump pad. May do that next year once the financials settle down from this year. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  21. Down for Annual

    I didn’t think Air Mods allowed owner assisted annuals. Just prying owners who ask questions. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  22. Gear warning switch

    I have the AV-17 but don’t have it connected to the gear system. If you do get this installed, be curious how it is wired in. I have several features connected to the AV-17 and a couple from the JPI 900. I also have EI RPM/MP & fuel pressure gauges in the plane. My EI gauges are sent through the AV-17 for those features. From the JPI, the “Check engine analyzer” is wired and somehow the shop also got the “Check voltage” feature wired in. I originally bought the AV-17 to replace the external standalone Sonalert that was attached to the Aspen PFD and used for altitude. The AV-17’s three tones are used for the Aspen altitude alerts. This way they play through the headset. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  23. If someone doesn’t come along with an answer, I would check with some of the Mooney Service Centers to see if any of them have done this move. My ram and cowl flaps were removed to allow them to be placed in the new panel on the right side of my plane. They remained in the same location. I think once you attempt to move something to a new location, this may require some sign offs. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  24. reasons for having a GTN750 and 650?

    Because you can afford both? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. Don’t forget if you tanker up, you’ll be carrying 60 pounds plus the weight of the new bags. Might nip a little off of your speed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro