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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,344
Posted By jhallrv4
I'll have to check out ErieAviation again. When...

I'll have to check out ErieAviation again.

When I called them with my problem, the person I talked to was rude, and basically said "take it out and send to us, we have no idea when we will get to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,344
Posted By jhallrv4
Ah, yes. Therein lies the problem. Jeff

Ah, yes. Therein lies the problem.

Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,344
Posted By jhallrv4
I have some problems with my MicroAir xpndr. I...

I have some problems with my MicroAir xpndr. I wish I had gone a different route. I had to send it back to Oz for repair, and the problem I sent it back for was repaired, but soon it had another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 466,141
Posted By jhallrv4
KKLEWIN, She's really pretty, it must have been...

KKLEWIN,

She's really pretty, it must have been the airplane that attracted her...

Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2006, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,811
Posted By jhallrv4
Thumbs up God, I love to see another RV4 (you know, the...

God, I love to see another RV4 (you know, the REAL RV) take to the air!

Congratulations!!!

Jeff Hall
RV4 Toucan N605RV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 466,141
Posted By jhallrv4
Thumbs up Nice to see you're getting by until you have...

Nice to see you're getting by until you have something exciting to fly...

Must be rough, oh, wait a minute, you're not even buying your own fuel!

In my mind, I look just like that when I'm flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,894
Posted By jhallrv4
"-Apparent engine failure (still to be...

"-Apparent engine failure (still to be determined) in landing pattern resulting in stall during forced landing (2 fatal)"

I'm sorry to disagree, but a stall during a forced landing is pilot error....
Forum: COMM 12-08-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,212
Posted By jhallrv4
I used a toggle switch at the right thumb...

I used a toggle switch at the right thumb position for stepping through the memorized freqs in one direction and flip-flop in the other direction. I love it. The only thing slightly stupid about it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 94,439
Posted By jhallrv4
Heck, this is easy! N605RV, 6 05 is June 5th, my...

Heck, this is easy!

N605RV, 6 05 is June 5th, my (sorry, OUR anniversary) I never forget an N number, so now I'm safe with my anniversary!!

Seriously, that's an important date, as without it, the...
Forum: RV-4 12-03-2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By jhallrv4
IMPORTANT: When you attach the cowl side hing...

IMPORTANT: When you attach the cowl side hing half to the cowl, be sure to rough up the surface of the hing, and drill numerous holes in addition to the rivet holes, and while riveting the half to...
Forum: RV-4 12-03-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By jhallrv4
If you're talking about the upper part of the...

If you're talking about the upper part of the hing, and not the sides, you need to file the edges of the hinge eyes, to that they're taperd. (Sort of like the way gears mesh). Then use a smaller...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,344
Posted By jhallrv4
I originally had a Terra xpndr, it went belly up...

I originally had a Terra xpndr, it went belly up and I got a MicroAir. BIG mistake. It had to go back to Australia once for service (warrant service cost huge buck due to it having to be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-22-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,000
Posted By jhallrv4
Raton, NM: The best people/FBO on the face of the earth.

Sounds like hype? I dare you, drop in on Raton, NM, and tell me I lie. Fern will have the cookies in the oven when she hears you call in on Unicom. If you're lucky, they will be cleaning out the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-22-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,382
Posted By jhallrv4
Yeah! Cabella's!!

When you fly to Sidney, Nebraska, call the airport on Unicom about 15 to 20 minutes out, the Cabella's van will be at the airport to pick you up and take you to Cabella's. Let the desk at Cabella's...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-22-2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,959
Posted By jhallrv4
Leadville, Co.

Duh, you have to do Leadville, the highest paved airport in the U.S.
It's really a no-brainer in an RV, however, that said, don't be stupid, and expect to be over-gross, full of fuel, people and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2006, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By jhallrv4
There is usually a few sheets included with the...

There is usually a few sheets included with the system showing how to install, but as this was a flymart deal, you may need to contact Larry himself, maybe he can email them to you. He said recently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2006, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,147
Posted By jhallrv4
Slightly different approach...

All this talk is fascinating to me, as I fly out of Ft. Collins/Loveland in Colorado, and almost ALL of my flying is out of "high altitude" airports. Leadville is a non event...
However,
This past...
Forum: Tools 06-30-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By jhallrv4
It's based on wear of the electrodes, not time....

It's based on wear of the electrodes, not time. If the center electrode is still relatively roundish, and there is no excessive wear on the side ones, you're good to go. The contact area inside the...
Forum: Tools 06-30-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By jhallrv4
My Lycosaurus book says 35 foot/lbs....

My Lycosaurus book says 35 foot/lbs. (O-360-J2A)

A bag of 100 gaskets is CHEAP, don't re-use. I tried the crush type once, but crush type gaskets use a different torque than the solid copper, don't...
Forum: RV-3 06-30-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,475
Posted By jhallrv4
"the natural frequency of a spring mass system is...

"the natural frequency of a spring mass system is proportional to the square root of the stiffness and to one over the square root of the mass"


Yeah, that's what it felt like to me...

Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,311
Posted By jhallrv4
Take digital pictures of the entire installation,...

Take digital pictures of the entire installation, close ups of the fault area. Send them to Larry Vetterman. Trust me...NOBODY knows more about those things than Larry.

Jeff
300 hours on a...
Forum: Tools 06-30-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By jhallrv4
YES, you need a torque wrench. And a std. deep...

YES, you need a torque wrench. And a std. deep socket will work. (50 bucks for a "spark plug socket"???)
Yes you need Champion anti-sieze.
Yes you need a gapping tool. Avery has one for a little less...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By jhallrv4
1 psi isn't unusual for the eng. driven pump. At...

1 psi isn't unusual for the eng. driven pump. At least that's what many of us get from time to time. WHERE you take off for the guage makes a BIG difference. As I recall, just after the pump is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2006, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,419
Posted By jhallrv4
It laughs at latex gloves. I cleaned a plastic...

It laughs at latex gloves. I cleaned a plastic handled dental mouth mirror with it and layed it down to dry, when I turned back around, there was a line of white powder where the mouth mirror had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,999
Posted By jhallrv4
So many airports...so little time.

So many airports...so little time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By jhallrv4
Planning on an RV6A (Russ Kamtz/Step-up Aviation)...

Planning on an RV6A (Russ Kamtz/Step-up Aviation) and RV4 (Jeff "Toucan" Hall) from Fort Collins/Loveland Colorado KFNL, meeting up with Vetterman somewhere along the route, who knows what he'll be...
Forum: RV-4 05-26-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,795
Posted By jhallrv4
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7744/copyoflatch0...

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7744/copyoflatch021qb.jpg
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This is the method...
Forum: RV-4 05-20-2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,622
Posted By jhallrv4
In my picture, the pedals are disconnected and...

In my picture, the pedals are disconnected and swung forward to the stored position. When the pedals are actually in use, the pedal itself sits just over or just behind the spar. The parts provided...
Forum: RV-4 05-19-2006, 08:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,622
Posted By jhallrv4
Actually these parts have long slots cut in them...

Actually these parts have long slots cut in them if you install the Van's rear seat rudder pedal kit! Click on pic for larger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,953
Posted By jhallrv4
This is a tough one, and just about everything...

This is a tough one, and just about everything that can be said has been.

However, when I started flying, (long long ago and far far away...) I got ALL the mags. Time passed, and I didn't have time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,095
Posted By jhallrv4
Sign me up for the trim-tab club...AND I KNEW...

Sign me up for the trim-tab club...AND I KNEW ABOUT IT, AND WAS BEING EXTRA CAREFUL TO NOT SCREW IT UP!

I was thinking that was about it, when I read another post about the flap pushrod, and said,...
Forum: Tools 04-22-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By jhallrv4
For most effective cooling, I recommend Fat Tire...

For most effective cooling, I recommend Fat Tire Ale, brewed here in Ft. Collins, but I understand it's available most anywhere now. Quieter than A/C and much more effective than a swamp cooler in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2006, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By jhallrv4
Are you using the ring-type pickups, or the...

Are you using the ring-type pickups, or the bayonet type. Apparently it makes a HUGE diffenence in readings. I have the bayonet types into the RockyMountain MicroMonitor. -4 with f/p Sensenich. Great...
Forum: COMM 04-16-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By jhallrv4
I was lucky with my Bose, they work fine, but I...

I was lucky with my Bose, they work fine, but I haven't tried them in the back yet. I do know from experience with many different brands of headsets in various aircraft, that the bends in the various...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By jhallrv4
OUTSTANDING! Now you can look down with disdain...

OUTSTANDING! Now you can look down with disdain and pity on the still-wannabe's! I mean, what ARE those guys waiting for!?!

Jeff

The adventure begins...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,979
Posted By jhallrv4
I use AeroShell 15w50, because the flying club I...

I use AeroShell 15w50, because the flying club I belonged to used it in all the aircraft, and had no problems all the years I was a member. I have used it in all my subsequent aircraft, and now use...
Forum: RV-4 04-16-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,051
Posted By jhallrv4
I did the kit-supplied .016 skins on my -4...

I did the kit-supplied .016 skins on my -4 (#2179). I re-did them with .020 last year after about 200 hrs. I had under-bent the trailing edge of the rudder just a bit. Enough for the cracks around...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,677
Posted By jhallrv4
Gee, your map seems to have a lot of green on it,...

Gee, your map seems to have a lot of green on it, what's that all about???

Jeff in Colorado (brown country)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2006, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By jhallrv4
"Hey baby, I'm having lunch near Harbor Freight....

"Hey baby, I'm having lunch near Harbor Freight. Do you need me to pick up any tools?".

Whoa! Hang on to that one, Dude!

My Jenny is a white knuckle flyer, but is 150% behind me on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2006, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,834
Posted By jhallrv4
Now that I re-read the original post, I have to...

Now that I re-read the original post, I have to say that Russ's steps are connected to the canopy, so when you push the canopy back, the steps extend, and when you close it, the steps retract. A...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,834
Posted By jhallrv4
Russ Kamtz at KFNL is the guy you want to talk...

Russ Kamtz at KFNL is the guy you want to talk to. He does make kits for the 6A (he has one, and my wife's boss, a private pilot student of mine has one in the hangar next to mine) and the 7A. He did...
Forum: Midwest 03-22-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By jhallrv4
The Ft. Collins local newspaper (and I use the...

The Ft. Collins local newspaper (and I use the term very loosely) announced today the the Ft. Collins Downtown airport will be closing by Dec. 31st. If you want a hangar at Ft. Collins/Loveland...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2006, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By jhallrv4
Shucks, I'm awfully proud of my wife, and she can...

Shucks, I'm awfully proud of my wife, and she can spot quite a few, and can tell others by the sound when they fly over...but I doubt very seriously if she could spot a Spartan Exec!!! Now I have to...
Forum: RV-4 03-19-2006, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,977
Posted By jhallrv4
I wish I could say good things about...

I wish I could say good things about Wentworth...but the engine he sold me was grossly misrepresented. He said it had all the accessories, it didn't. He said it was "just like an -A1A", it wasn't....
Forum: RV-4 03-19-2006, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,067
Posted By jhallrv4
Talking "I don't suppose that it's something that the...

"I don't suppose that it's something that the pre-punched builders have to contend with."

If you haven't seen one of the pre-punched kits yet...avoid it as long as you can. Trust me. Enough to make...
Forum: RV-4 03-19-2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 330,100
Posted By jhallrv4
Lollygagging at Leadville

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7453/leadville700pix3mr.jpg
Forum: GPS 03-15-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,334
Posted By jhallrv4
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9840/sunlightawm9...

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9840/sunlightawm9ep.jpg
Here is a pic of my iPAQ with Anywheremap at 15,500' over Northpark, Co.
This is about as bright as you are going to get! Still very...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,300
Posted By jhallrv4
I used a mini pipe cutter to put some ridges in...

I used a mini pipe cutter to put some ridges in the tubing, haven't had a problem since.

Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By jhallrv4
I have the Van's muff on my -4...forget it. I...

I have the Van's muff on my -4...forget it. I also have a carb temp probe and it verifies what I suspected when I installed the thing. Maybe a 1 degree rise.

Find another option and don't waste your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-23-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 124,241
Posted By jhallrv4
I'm sold... Well, I built the rest of the...

I'm sold...

Well, I built the rest of the empennage in Michigan, I may as well take it home...in 270 hours of flying I haven't seen an issue with the Van's assy, but this item looks like it could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By jhallrv4
YES! Absolutely! There is an amazing amount of...

YES! Absolutely! There is an amazing amount of stress there...look at a few RV's. You can tell who did it right, and who winged it.

Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By jhallrv4
Easy question, easy answer... After flying a...

Easy question, easy answer...

After flying a couple of trainers, then going to OSH...game over.

I had to ask myself "how much plane can I buy" then "how much plane can I build for the same money?"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,899
Posted By jhallrv4
I poured my -4 counterweights in place, but when...

I poured my -4 counterweights in place, but when I've had to shape lead, the Vixen (body file) worked great, and no dust.

Jeff
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By jhallrv4
Most definitely at an angle. My Infinity in the...

Most definitely at an angle. My Infinity in the -4 is at the angle that my hand naturally falls to. You will really get tired of holding your hand at the angle of the stickgrip if you put it...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By jhallrv4
I can't speak for the -10, but the rudder l.e....

I can't speak for the -10, but the rudder l.e. rivets aren't visible on my -4. No point in dimpling. The vert. stab. skin extends back past the v.s. spar and covers that junction.

Jeff
Forum: Tools 02-16-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 27,418
Posted By jhallrv4
Wow, I can't believe you guys carry all that...

Wow, I can't believe you guys carry all that around...

WD-40 and duct tape.

If it moves and it isn't supposed to, duct tape,
If it doesn't move and it is supposed to, WD-40.

Seriously, I carry an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,796
Posted By jhallrv4
Wow, I can't imagine flying down to Santa Teresa...

Wow, I can't imagine flying down to Santa Teresa in that Cassutt. I don't get it, if I had a Sonerai, or Cassutt, or whatever, why would I care what other pilots thought of it? I mean, I'm quite sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,039
Posted By jhallrv4
air pressure based on wheel rating!

Check the rating on your wheels. My Clevelands from Van's specify 30psi or so. I usually put in 31.5 and it gets me a little farther along till I need it again.

Now, as to the flat tire, I once had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,081
Posted By jhallrv4
I bought the cheap one for my -4, it didn't last...

I bought the cheap one for my -4, it didn't last long. Go for the good one. The Chinese one is best represented by the ICAO identifier for Rapid City Regional airport.

Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2005, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,284
Posted By jhallrv4
I've never regretted putting the electric flaps...

I've never regretted putting the electric flaps in my bird. I have the Infinity stick grip, and the switch is at my thumb. Electric trim also gives me full t.o. and landing capability without...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2005, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,678
Posted By jhallrv4
I have the lightweight cover. Takes up almost no...

I have the lightweight cover. Takes up almost no space so I keep it in the baggage compartment all the time. Some people keep one on even in the hangar, keeps the dust and bird **** off the canopy. I...
Forum: RV-4 12-24-2005, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,736
Posted By jhallrv4
I'll bet if you call Van's they'll send you a...

I'll bet if you call Van's they'll send you a sheet from a set of plans. The plans are really quite good on those parts. Just tell them what you are up to. I'd send you a copy of mine, but I wouldn't...
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