Malibu Client Testimonials
'The way your LED taxi lights came very handy on my first trip after installation: I was flying into KPDK late in the afternoon, with the sun low on the horizon, directly on my tail. There was oncoming traffic at my 12 o'clock climbing out of KPDK and ATC called him to advise of me. About 3 seconds later he said "yeah, I got his lights". I had the taxi lights on pulse just for that exact reason, and I don't think he would have seen them if they had not carried the brightness of your LED lights. Thanks guys !!'
Post Annual Comments
We greatly appreciate the nice comments after clients pick up their aircraft after the annual inspection!
I've flown six hours the past two days and the plane is doing great. I love how responsive it is to the yoke movements now. I think the greatest improvement is in the engine CHT temps and rate of climb. In the past I could never get better than a 500 FPM climb past 10,000'. It seemed like it didn't want to go and if I forced it the CHTs came up. That's not a problem now
The final invoice was several thousands lower than I expected. Gotta love that!
Anyway, thanks for taking care of my airplane. I have confidence that it will perform as designed now and I'll see you guys next May.
Plane flew like a charm. I did the 65% 70% and 75% power for an hour each as you suggested. Had to use higher fuel setting than usual to keep CHT's below 380 but it was hot out down south. The CHT's were slightly higher than usual as you mentioned. I couldn't believe the engine on run up and takeoff roll - the power was amazing!
Thanks to you and your team at Malibu Aerospace. Absolutely first rate customer service.
I really appreciate your taking care of the last minute transponder issue, that actually saved the day for me, and your team made things happen so smoothly!
Brett did a fabulous job of keeping us informed throughout the annual and top overhaul - answering my questions, helping us use Malibu Advantage and making us feel like we were your only customer -
which I know isn't true but it is great to have each customer feel. We also appreciated your frankness about what really needed to be done and your clear focus on getting things done in a professional and efficient manner.
I hope to see you at Oshkosh, the MMOPA convention or some FBO.
Servicing a JetProp
The cooling mod worked wonders for my 08 Matrix. Unless you know what you're looking for, you won't even notice that the mod was done from a cosmetic standpoint. CHTs dropped by 30-40deg across the board. I think Piper should buy the STC and incorporate it on the line. It's that valuable!
Malibu Aerospace to the Rescue- N621CA
On November, 27, 2010 we lost power at FL180 in our 1995 Mirage, the following minutes were filled with descending to 12,000 ft quickly, selecting an airport to glide into in hopes we would not be faced with a fire. Just thinking about this incident brings back uncomfortable memories of the engine oil sliding up the wind screen. As we glided into the rural airport and rolled up to the apron we felt fortunate to have landed safely.
We soon discovered the engine to be a total loss and hired the only A+P on the field to install a factory reman. When told that the engine was installed we secured the services of Chad Menne and his A+P Wilder Morey to inspect the engine installation along with performing the return to service flights. When Malibu Aerospace and myself arrived at this out of the way airport parts and tools were scattered around the hanger floor in piles, that is a scary picture.
You guessed it, Malibu Aerospace is our new repair facility for maintenance, upgrades including their extensive knowledge of a PA46. Their skills have fully satisfied me with a high confidence level of flying an airworthy plane. It is my recommendation to call and visit with
M1 Cooling Kit - N637BE
Today I flew back from SJC (San Jose Intl) to FNL (Fort Collins-Loveland) at FL250. My Malibu has the TSIO550 engine mod, it's High Speed Cruise is 32.5"Hg.
In the past, I was never able to run at 32.5" manifold pressure above about FL220: the cylinder head temps were right on the red line on my analog gauge, so I had to reduce power to approx 30"Hg in order to keep the temps down. Well, today, I climbed directly from Sea Level to FL250 and set the plane up for high speed cruise at 32.5" Manifold Pressure. I leaned to 50 degrees rich of peak at 22gph fuel flow. This is as fast as my Malibu can fly... that's why I bought it!
Just as you advertised: my cylinder head temp was almost exactly 40 degrees cooler: top of green! Wow! At these settings, N637BE was flying at 238ktas! Outside air temp was -20C (somewhat warm), so at -40C, I'm sure I'll see 245ktas! Malibus aren't supposed to fly that fast! It's absolutely amazing what a few extra horses can do in the thin air of FL250! These numbers were verified by the Garmin 530, the air speed calibration ring, and my independent calculations.
You have got yourself one happy customer!!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
M5 Conversion - N135US
My 1987 Malibu had already been converted to the 550C engine, but the plane still had major departure issues until I took advantage of Chad Menne's propeller conversion.
Flying out of the hot Mid-Atlantic in the summer at gross weight was uncomfortable at best. The 550 engine was of great help, but the two bladed prop could not deliver the thrust needed. Chad's beautifully engineered conversion literally changed the aircraft. I no longer experienced the 80-110 knot sinking transition feeling, now the aircraft accelerated to Vy without a lag. The cooling mod allowed me to run comfortably in the low 300s, no matter what the temperature, ROP or LOP. The Hartzell is a real, fully tested and certified propeller, and as we have seen recently, the other conversion leaves a great deal to be desired.
This conversion is the first place I would put any money when considering an upgrade, it really makes it a new machine."
Malibu Maintenance - N14CX
M5 Conversion - N146ZF
I love my M-5 conversion. I've owned my plane for 6 years. When I got it, I had my 520 rebuilt. As it came time to rebuild it again, I checked out all options. This option made sense on all levels.
With 20 plus years of Hindsight, this is what the Malibu wanted to be in the beginning. A little more engine with more cooling and the best prop on the market. The team at Malibu Aerospace has taken the best of all options. The M-5 Conversion is the whole package.
After the conversion, we stopped at Malibu Aerospace to have them review the installation. I've had a difficult year with my old engine, but having them spend a day under the cowling gave me the confidence I needed in my plane.
These guys know Malibu.