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  1. Can a MP gauge overread

    There are a number of factors that come into play. The POH I’m sure was at part a marketing document. Number of antenna, rigging and even condition of the paint will affect some bearing on the true airspeed you can achieve. You certainly can verify your electronic RPM with an external RPM gauge. Your MP should be close to local barometric adjusted for altitude with the engine off. It may not be linear, but I think it is a low failure item. Based on the fuel flows you are talking about, it sounds like you are way off. Do you have an engine analyzer? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Chasing the Dream

    A friend of mine is 61 and has an ATP. He keeps requests from the regionals to join them. The time is ripe. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  3. A bad day for my prop

    That looks like more than a stone chip. When was the prop last overhauled? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Printing owner checklist

    Its an mnemonic that I learned at the 141 school I got my private at. It was used as the last check before initiating the takeoff run. L - Lights, Lined up on correct runway I - Instruments (DG matches runway heading, no engine warning light, etc.) F - Fuel selector set correctly, Fuel pump on T - Trim set correctly, Transponder (don't use this anymore since my transponder activates based on speed), Time off (Zulu time)
  5. Printing owner checklist

    I’ve been using Garmin Pilot’s Checklists and W&B features for a year now but do carry laminated versions. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  6. ARI Cowl Mod or Not

    I think the pee and poop thing was a result of those max gross tests...
  7. Printing owner checklist

    John - I will PM you my email and if you want, let me try to see if I can get it to format correctly. If I understand what you are trying to do is create a two sided checklist (on 8.5”X11” size) in a booklet form. BTW - I saw you finally found my Facebook friend request. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Printing owner checklist

    Have you tried portrait mode? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  9. What started my mouse war rampage was seeing the nest a mouse had built in the radio stack in a Piper only a couple of bays down from my plane. The plane had only sat for 1 week. Turds had fallen into openings in the radios, urine soaked grass was everywhere and some of the wires had chew marks. Scary indeed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Flight Control Pushrod Corrosion

    When I first saw these photos, though I was looking at an early Mooney. Surprised to see it is a J. I would certainly pull these and have them cleaned up. I had mine removed and the long sections painted. Also had the rear assembly cleaned up and painted. What is more troubling for me is that it appears that a portion of the tail isn't zinc chromate painted. My 75 F is completed painted and I thought all J models were painted with some type of anti-corrosion paint. Was the plane involved in an accident where skin sections were replaced?
  11. Prices for installed GTX-345 units (non-internal GPS units) go for between $6,500 and $7,500 USD in my part of the states. As for the installation time, I think there is some padding because old avionics usually come with some level of issues associated with them. Either the rack needs work or the old wiring isn't good enough or something comes up. I would get quotes from numerous shops. Provide a detailed list of what you have installed in the plane and exactly what you want. Throw out the high and low. When I did my first avionics upgrade there was an $8k difference between the low and high shops! The ones in the middle were all within $2k of each other.
  12. Unless they have developed flying skills, mice will usually climb the tire and enter through a broken rat sock in the mains or any other opening they can find. I was paranoid about mice getting into my plane because I know they can do a lot of damage. I used electronic mice deterrents aimed at the plane and a bunch of sticky mice traps around the tires. Pain in the arse to move but I did catch a couple of mice this way. I have also seen guys built aluminum skirts that go around the tire and use a quick fastener to complete the skirt. Worked fine on concrete hangar floors. Saw one that a guy added a rubber baffle around the base to account for an irregular surface in an asphalt floored hangar. Must wage war! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  13. What do you think of this crazy J??

    You have been subjected to a mild version of the Cheap Bast$#d Club. The same group that if you check their pockets you would find corroded green pennies. Do a lot of research and don’t get enamored with pretty paint or interiors. You’re looking for a well kept plane, with upgrades/updates you feel you want or need and priced correctly. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Gear and Stall horn issue

    Was the plane subject to heavy rain before this happened? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  15. What do you think of this crazy J??

    Calculated with the 330 in the panel. Did NOT include anything for the 3 bladed prop or if he did the mag conversion. Showed the AP as an Century or STEC since the only King shown on the calculator was the 200. Paint and interior both look to be in excellent condition. He is in the ballpark. I certainly wouldn’t kick this Mooney out of bed for eating crackers. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  16. What do you think of this crazy J??

    Dan - I know your shop is a full service avionics/paint/interior shop. Can you ball park the value of upgrades you see on this plane? Even if they are depreciated because of their age, he still has a ton invested in it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  17. What do you think of this crazy J??

    Yeah right. When do you install the 750/650 combo he has in the plane valued $30k? Or the $7k GTX-345 that is in the panel. Like I said before, people are ignorant on these costs and your post proves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  18. What do you think of this crazy J??

    I’m with rmag’s on this. Take out all the avionics, undo the interior and paint job and you have yourself an $80k plane. The question that should be asked of the OP, is this plane worth $150k to you? People have no idea how much all of these upgrades cost. I would rather spend a lot more on a plane that has healthy bones and is equipped nicely already. What are the other options? Moving up to an early Ovation or Bravo and still need to do updates. It’s not like Mooney is still making Js that have start of the industry avionics. As long as the plane’s value works out reasonably on the calculators, why are people resistant to pay more for something that is worth more? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  19. Send 201er a PM that you want to be added to the Yahoo group for the NJ Mooney Pilots Group. He will send you the signup info for the group and you’ll be added to the distribution list. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  20. I think I did. Does it have a close up of the GTN when you load one? That is what I am curious on seeing. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  21. Dan - sorry I did not get a chance to see you at Reading. Was sick as a dog with a nasty cold. Great video! Got me thinking about that voice recognition software. Would have loved to see the new visual approach feature in action. Hopefully will have a chance to catch up this summer at another Mooney Fly-in.
  22. An A&P can certainly look at both problems. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  23. At least it is something you can check yourself and not pay $100 to someone to tell you something is loose. [emoji6] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  24. I just fixed a similar issue after my interior was redone. My problem was the exact opposite of yours. Was picking up static on low RPMs that would go away at higher RPMs only to return once I began decreasing power. I would look over your head set jacks carefully. In my case I had rubbing from the newly relocated rear jack that was periodically touching the insulation. While doing this troubleshooting, I noticed the insulators were missing on one set of jacks and a couple of other jacks were loose. If the mic jack is able to reach ground, it would mimic a push to talk. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  25. Hi All, I am starting this thread to help those who have made the decision to upgrade their fuel senders to the CiES units and like me are starting to look for information on how to install them. First, thanks to Bob Belville and Terry Heim for agreeing to the CiES mug shots so I could obtain the Oshkosh show prices. Also, thanks to Bob S-50 for confirming my decision to make the purchase. I will be working with Terry to install these in his Mooney and mine. Terry is an IA and I agreed to start sourcing the necessary supplies to do the installs. I am currently looking for suppliers for the wiring, connectors and mounting hardware. The instruction manual does provide specific mil-spec numbers for the wiring. The mounting hardware shows a washer NAS number but I only have a partial description for the sender mounting screws. When I nail down what is needed, I will provide details on the components. My senders will be connected to an O&N Bladder System and a JPI 900. I intend to use them in "frequency" mode (advantage of working with electrical engineers to understand what this means). There are some differences in the installations based on whether your plane requires two or four senders. Terry's plane only has two senders, mine has four. In my installation, the two senders per wing will communicate with each other and the output will go to the JPI. There is also a requirement to calibrate the JPI and I will describe this process as we get to it. Right now, my priority is obtaining the hardware and burning down the fuel in my tanks so I can drain the rest of the fuel and begin the installation. For those of you who have already installed these, please share what you can on what you uncovered during the process.