Marauder

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    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
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    WTB Spare Data Card for Garmin 430 WAAS

    Check your PMs. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Fuel sending unit

    Probably is. Once it is loosened from the plane it is easy to remove. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Fuel sending unit

    You can get replacement cork gaskets from Grigg’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Porpoising leads to gear collapse accident

    According to Peter Garmin, it’s all fake news: http://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/maneuvers/how-to-time-your-flare-and-touchdown-for-a-perfect-landing/ http://www.aeroskytech.com/english/flare/flare.html https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Landing_Flare And if one with FLAIR! https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2017/june/flight-training-magazine/landing-with-flair Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Mooney has been sitting

    Can you post pictures of the whole panel? That 6 position switch might have been something to switch at probes on an early CHT/EGT monitor. Why 6? Probably because they couldn’t find a 4 position one. A picture of the back of the switch might help. Those micro switches could be for anything. Mine are used for autopilot power and a few other things. Looks like you need to do some detective work. As for your blowing in the pitot. You did this while raising the gear? You would have needed to reach the minimum airspeed for the duration of the retraction. Did you look under the plane for a squat switch? You may still have a squat switch and the reason it is working now is the plane has been on jacks for a bit allowing the donuts to expand. Here are my switches. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Mooney has been sitting

    It was/is available as a kit from Mooney. For those us who fly in really cold weather and with squat switches, the donuts don’t always expand fully and would prevent gear retraction. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Porpoising leads to gear collapse accident

    I think you missed a couple of “whilst” in your answer. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Opinions on engine monitors

    I debated pretty heavily with myself whether to leave the factory gauge strip in place when I installed the JPI 900. The advantage is the redundancy. The disadvantage is the extra complexity of wiring it up and once I went with the CiES senders, it made no sense. I made the trade off by adding back some redundancy with EI gauges. If the 900 loses Tach, MP and fuel pressure I still had legal primary instruments. If the JPI did go down in flight, I still have those plus a fuel flow and totalizer. What I would lose is oil temp, oil pressure and fuel gauges. Certainly important but at least the redundant instruments got me power and fuel pressure/total fuel quantity. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Remove carpet glue?

    Mixed results with this one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Mooney has been sitting

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    Mooney has been sitting

    Your 60’s F wiring may be different but her is what I drew up for my 75 F when I was troubling shooting a gear extension problem. Might help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Mooney has been sitting

    Not under the belly pan, it is in full view on the left main. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Mooney has been sitting

    Your F won’t have the airspeed switch, it will have a squat switch on the left main. I believe there may have been a few Fs with airspeed switches. I’ll snap a picture of it when I head to the airport in a bit. That way you will know for sure. The switch is probably not being activated because the donuts are not expanding. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro