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13 hours ago, M20Doc said:

No need to ever blow into the pitot head to raise the gear.  A piece of surgical rubber tube slipped over the inlet, a piece of electrical tape to close the drain/vent on the bottom, roll the tube slowly to raise the pitot pressure, a clothes peg to trap the pressure, gear will raise and if the pitot doesn’t leak you have tested half of the system already.

Is the engine running?  Your mags are on both.

Clarence

Yes - this is a screen-grab from the video I took while doing run-up and instrument check.

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On 5/20/2018 at 5:24 AM, tony said:

Before you start digging into the retraction system, did you remember there is an airspeed pressure switch.  Gently blow into the pitot tube and see if the gear. come.up.  

DO NOT blow into the pitot tube.

Get a 6' length of rubber/plastic tube.  Put one end over the pitot tube.  Get a set of hemostats (surgical clamps).  Clamp the open end of the tube and then start rolling the tube up until a given speed reads on the ASI.  Then test the gear.

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14 hours ago, sdflysurf said:

Sounds like the best explanation for that...it is right below the EGT instrument after all and I confirmed that there is an EGT Sensor on each cylinder's exhaust.

Only problem is that there are only 4 cylinders

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Only problem is that there are only 4 cylinders


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.


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I still think the 6 position selector below my yoke is for EGT as some have mentioned - I'll find out Tuesday when we test fly the plane.

Browsing trade-a-plane I found a panel that had the "speaker" controls I was trying to figure out.  Thinking this is pretty close to what I have.

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I still think the 6 position selector below my yoke is for EGT as some have mentioned - I'll find out Tuesday when we test fly the plane.
Browsing trade-a-plane I found a panel that had the "speaker" controls I was trying to figure out.  Thinking this is pretty close to what I have.
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Sure looks like you solved one mystery. Knobs are even the same. Really curious on the 6 position switch. The EGT switch is where my bet is placed.


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On 5/23/2018 at 10:43 AM, Marauder said:

 


Sure looks like you solved one mystery. Knobs are even the same. Really curious on the 6 position switch. The EGT switch is where my bet is placed.


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I’ve removed the same EGT selector form a Comanche and I have a Mooney with one installed.  The bunch of switches is your audio panel.

Clarence

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Just look at your exhaust down pipes.  If no egt probes installed then you need to bark up another tree.  

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Good news!  We got a ferry permit and flew the plane close to home!  I confirmed the not-labeled indicators and instruments were: low/high vaccum, radio knobs, and the EGT selector in the above posts just as we thought.  The engine sounds great, and the ferry pilot who happens to be a jet check-pilot with a lot of mooney time, said everything seemed fine!  Here it is for the last time at the Barstow Desert, and its new temporary parking spot closer to home:

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Just got it washed and waxed and ready to fly.  Looking forward to some fun flying this summer and then updating avionics, interior, and maybe paint down the line!

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Looking good glad you took the item and effort to get this plane flying again good luck and fly it often.:)

 

 

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Annual signed off!
Just got it washed and waxed and ready to fly.  Looking forward to some fun flying this summer and then updating avionics, interior, and maybe paint down the line!
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Congrats on all your hard work!!!!! It looks great.


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