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Mods, IMHO we need a "tips and tricks" category on the forum.  There are so many valuable time saving suggestions given by members over the years that they should be in their own category.  For example, best places to get Mooney mods, to best ways to mount an iPad, to best way to search the forum etc.  Being in one single category, would condense it all in one place, and would make finding the info much easier.

Seems like a relatively easy thing to do, and would benefit everyone here.

Roger

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As per your request,

Let the games begin:

 

Tip # 1. Always pay someone else to wash and wax your plane.

Tip#2. Put a SBR reminder on your pre take-off check list. (For those of you in Rio Linda, that would be speed brakes retracted)

Tip# 3, Remove pitot cover and all tie down ropes before taxing.

 Tip#5, Activate pitot heat before entering icing, not during or after.

  Tip#6. In extreme turbulence, retract throttle, neutralize controls , then pray.

   Tip #7, To really understand how it is done, Watch Svetlana Kapanina's U-Tube videos.

Many more tips, but coffee is waiting.

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As per your request,
Let the games begin:
 
Tip # 1. Always pay someone else to wash and wax your plane.
Tip#2. Put a SBR reminder on your pre take-off check list. (For those of you in Rio Linda, that would be speed brakes retracted)
Tip# 3, Remove pitot cover and all tie down ropes before taxing.
 Tip#5, Activate pitot heat before entering icing, not during or after.
  Tip#6. In extreme turbulence, retract throttle, neutralize controls , then pray.
   Tip #7, To really understand how it is done, Watch Svetlana Kapanina's U-Tube videos.
Many more tips, but coffee is waiting.
LOVE the Rio Linda reference!

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from Mike Ropers "When entering your Mooney, step down into plane with your right foot first then using the grab handle swing yourself into the pilot seat"

 

 

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Look for your compass to deflect as you apply power to pitot heat. This allows you to confirm that the heating element is functional from inside the cockpit.

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On ‎2‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 10:25 AM, DAVIDWH said:

As per your request,

Let the games begin:

 

Tip # 1. Always pay someone else to wash and wax your plane.

Tip#2. Put a SBR reminder on your pre take-off check list. (For those of you in Rio Linda, that would be speed brakes retracted)

Tip# 3, Remove pitot cover and all tie down ropes before taxing.

 Tip#5, Activate pitot heat before entering icing, not during or after.

  Tip#6. In extreme turbulence, retract throttle, neutralize controls , then pray.

   Tip #7, To really understand how it is done, Watch Svetlana Kapanina's U-Tube videos.

Many more tips, but coffee is waiting.

Must have been an early morning, #4 went out for a biscuit . . . . .  ;)

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Perhaps one of the more important tips I learned while in A&P school and just as valuable to pilots:

"Never inspect the prop and spinner with the engine running, its much harder to see that way!"

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So where is the best place to mount an iPad? I just bought a '65 M20E and only had one flight in it before starting an annual inspection.

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6018Q posted a zeroth post.  Usually the post count starts with a one on your first post.

Welcome aboard, 8Q.

The answer to where to mount an I pad is covered in a few threads around here...  mini, regular, or panel mounted...  so many personal choices... hard to guess which is best for you and your type of flying...

Try the search function, the results are interesting complete with pics...

Best regards,

-a-

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46 minutes ago, carusoam said:

6018Q posted a zeroth post.  Usually the post count starts with a one on your first post.

Welcome aboard, 8Q.

The answer to where to mount an I pad is covered in a few threads around here...  mini, regular, or panel mounted...  so many personal choices... hard to guess which is best for you and your type of flying...

Try the search function, the results are interesting complete with pics...

Best regards,

-a-

that really is odd..saved for fun...

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8 hours ago, carusoam said:

6018Q posted a zeroth post.  Usually the post count starts with a one on your first post.

Welcome aboard, 8Q.

The answer to where to mount an I pad is covered in a few threads around here...  mini, regular, or panel mounted...  so many personal choices... hard to guess which is best for you and your type of flying...

Try the search function, the results are interesting complete with pics...

Best regards,

-a-

Thanks. I'll do that. I intend to fly back and forth from northern Oklahoma to southern Louisiana (488nm). Most flights I will have 2 passengers and I know space will be at a premium.

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N6018Q, Where are you located? I am at KHUM. N606WM

Back to those tips:

If on final approach your ground speed is higher than your airspeed, you might want to contact your CFI for a refresher tutorial.

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N6018Q, Where are you located? I am at KHUM. N606WM
Back to those tips:
If on final approach your ground speed is higher than your airspeed, you might want to contact your CFI for a refresher tutorial.

Or check your airspeed indicator.

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2 hours ago, DAVIDWH said:

N6018Q, Where are you located? I am at KHUM. N606WM

Back to those tips:

If on final approach your ground speed is higher than your airspeed, you might want to contact your CFI for a refresher tutorial.

KUXL (Near KLCH)

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