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  1. I just hooked up my 12 year Concorde RG-35 to the BatteryMinder (its getting cold here again!). I think it helps, but I also sweet talk my battery and massage her terminals to let her know she is loved.
  2. Hey Jerry! Maybe you and Don could go into business and build us a "Cheap Bast$#d Battery Test Box"?
  3. I am wonder if placement of these unit has an affect on the readings. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Must be something in your neck of the Northeast. I monitor guard here all the time with IntelliAudio. If the squelch on 121.50 was open a lot, it would have driven me nuts. All I hear, other than the Guard Police is the periodic guy yelling "Guuuuuard". Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  6. Alex -- went through a similar situation with my JPI 900. The JPI EGT was jumping around in a similar fashion as your unit is. Periodically the JPI internal troubleshooter would put a "bad probe" message on the display. I ordered a replacement probe from Aircraft Spruce and went to replace it. When I looked at the connector fro the harness, I found the connector loose. All I needed to do was tighten up the connector and it has been fine since. When I spoke with JPI, they said a failing probe would most likely just go open and not display a temp. Hopefully yours is as simple of a fix. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  7. The wires that come with the BatteryMinder are not FAA approved for permanent installation. The kit you referenced is the kit with FAA approved quick disconnects and attachment hardware for the battery. I bought one a few months ago, just haven't installed it yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. The wing loading on a Mooney is higher and it will be more stable than a 172. I have 300 or so hours in a 172. The 172 controls are cables and pulleys while the Mooney use control rods. A Mooney going through turbulence is traveling faster and you will feel jolts instead of the wobbling feeling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I had a similar incident but mine was the exhaust riser. One of the flange bolts was over torqued leading to a fatigue crack failure and the other nut vibrated off. Let us know the findings. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I think the 35 probably was some exhaust that you picked up on the ground. I have been in 3 Mooneys with this detector and they are all showing between 5 and 10 in flight. I think this may be the norm. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Are you the same guy who said we needed to have our seats recertified if we added a headrest? (Don't answer that, I know you are). [emoji3] I have seen some interesting usages of iPads in the experimental world. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Love the rubber ducky! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Same here. I have moved onto Streamlight although I still like some of the Coast products. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Usually this means it was insured for less than the repair value. When that happens, the insurer will total the plane and pay the insured the value of the insured value. Something to pay attention to if you have a good amount of money invested in a plane. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  15. See, I told you. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  16. They have been working out. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  18. Could explain how you got me to buy $1,500 in light bulbs.
  19. I didn't know you were such a spelunker. Then again I should have realized you are a Yetti and have an affinity for mountains and the caves they hold. I suspect, like most pilots, you have a flashlight fetish. I can't go to Costco without pickup up a new flashlight.
  20. I wonder what Harrison thought the runway to the right was? 20B for runway 20 BIG. I can see how you can mistake a taxiway for a runway at some airports. We had someone in a Cirrus land on the taxiway at my airport once. For me, overflying an airplane on the tarmac had to be a clue, even for the clueless.
  21. What's a mountain? And I complain about the bumpy ride when crossing the 1,200' hills around here.
  22. Paul - are you talking about the double cue flight director? I have a buddy with one in his J. It is interesting the difference how the double cue works from the single cue on my STEC. On the STEC flight director, you just keep the wedge under the wings of the cue and you are set. I found the double cue system a little harder to adsorb at first.
  23. I had a similar situation but mine was related to a replacement tach that was installed, The plane had over twice the amount of time the mechanical tach was showing and there was always a logbook calculation done to reveal the true in service time. This was further complicated when that mechanical tach was replaced with an EI unit and then the JPI 900 was added. When the mechanical tach was replaced with the EI, it was set to match the true "time in service" value. TSMOH for the engine was calculated in the logs from that value. When I added the JPI, the "time in service" value was set to match the EI. After a year of watching them total up time, the JPI is running faster than the EI. It may be related to the threshold of when each of these units begin counting.
  24. Bob - I thought they were required to put the tach time at the "total time in service" number. Where did the 917.7 come from?
  25. If I told you how much money I spent in 26 years of owning my Mooney I'd be answering this thread from my Island retreat in the Bahamas instead of a traffic jam in Delaware Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro