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On ‎12‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 6:45 PM, RLCarter said:

I hate flying solo, but that gear wig-wag is way cool. 

After flying 1 soul on board for 300 out of 400hrs flight time in my father's 1966 M20 (when I was a kid), I now fly the single place M18 with no regrets. The reduced annual flying costs permit me to rent any twin most anytime I want and still come out money ahead. By the way, I have 2 spare M18 wig-wags if you want to install one (plus one for co-pilot) in your M20. My upgraded M-18 uses a gear indicator light (just like your M20).

The wig-wag was introduced after Al Mooney did a gear up landing in an M18. Some older small aircraft engines lacked electrical systems, so the adapted automotive windshield wiper operates off of crankcase pressure. When you reduce power, it "wags" quicker just like the old automobile vacuum windshield wipers.

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Kevin,

The Best way to share a video around MS...

Drop it into YouTube, then share the link...

Not sure if this is a Steve Jobs video restriction from way back or not, but YouTube has figured out a nice way to share videos across all machines...

Best regards,

-a-

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Here's a link to a video of one of the fun things that the Mooney Mite excels at (Flour Bombing). Open canopy flight and slowed to 80- 85MPH for accuracy. 2 cups of white flour in a brown paper lunch bag dropped forward of wing gives great results (remember to put a staple in the top fold of the bag so it deesn't open in the air). Dropping flour out of right side seemed to move flour a couple of feet to the left due to prop wash. Knowing, this, future drops expected to be even more accurate.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyQyVsW0U-s

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Kevin, that IS a great video!

Livened up the link, see if this helps...

Great tech detail regarding the prop wash too... and proper bag closure methodology...

Thanks for sharing.  :)

Best regards,

-a-

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