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Forum: ADS-B 12-13-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Jpm757
With a year remaining until the deadline, I...

With a year remaining until the deadline, I wouldn't drag my feet on doing the upgrade. As always, the technology will improve and the cost will come down, but most likely there will not be any cheap...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-11-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Jpm757
Ill take it! PM sent

Ill take it! PM sent
Forum: Reviews 12-11-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Jpm757
DITTO on the Crow harnesses, first rate, great...

DITTO on the Crow harnesses, first rate, great fit. Half the cost of Hookers.
Forum: Propellers 12-08-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By Jpm757
I will vouch for the MT as being extremely...

I will vouch for the MT as being extremely smooth, even before balancing. I do not find any greater difficulty with cowling R&I. A nice feature of the MT is there is no required maintenance between...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-05-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,942
Posted By Jpm757
RV kit designed for floats or skis sign me up! ...

RV kit designed for floats or skis sign me up! J3 currently filling that role, but would be nice to have something a bit more modern that goes faster than 80mph!

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Jpm757
Jerry, In response, and for what it's worth,...

Jerry,
In response, and for what it's worth, Green Mountain Avionics in Middlebury, VT is a great shop!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Jpm757
I have had good luck using a small hole punch to...

I have had good luck using a small hole punch to "stop drill" tears in the rubber gasket material.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By Jpm757
I have recently shipped several 74" 2 blade props...

I have recently shipped several 74" 2 blade props via USPS for about $80 each. They were in plywood boxes and weighed about #40 each. Fast delivery with tracking and both arrived in fine condition.
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,563
Posted By Jpm757
I assume you wouldn't intentionally fly into...

I assume you wouldn't intentionally fly into freezing moisture, that being said, I mounted a fan on the upper side of the firewall heater plenum, mounted a 2" aluminum flange to it and routed it to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By Jpm757
Most production singles with a mechanical tach...

Most production singles with a mechanical tach record engine hours as related to engine speed. So for example, an O-360 with a 2700 rpm red line would accumulate 1.0 hrs TACH time if it were to run...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jpm757
Regarding the -7, I switched to the 380x150-5...

Regarding the -7, I switched to the 380x150-5 tires and am very pleased with the overall results. Minor enlargement of the wheel pant openings, no noticeable change in speed, much better soft field...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By Jpm757
I have a flat black piece of 3M 1080 vinyl on my...

I have a flat black piece of 3M 1080 vinyl on my forward top skin between windshield and firewall. Search photos of N767T.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By Jpm757
Ive done dumber things than that. Just replace...

Ive done dumber things than that. Just replace the skin, no biggie, and move on!
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-09-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
DME
Views: 982
Posted By Jpm757
Phase 1 VOR shutdowns 2016-2020 74 VOR,s. Phase 2...

Phase 1 VOR shutdowns 2016-2020 74 VOR,s. Phase 2 2021-2025 234 additional shutdowns as the FAA moves to Performance based Navigation. However the remaining facility's are scheduled to remain for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,579
Posted By Jpm757
Try one of these, I have one in the car and one...

Try one of these, I have one in the car and one in the RV, plugs right into a 3.5mm aux jack and streams bluetooth audio from your phone. Lasts close to 10 hours on a charge, super easy to use, no...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,522
Posted By Jpm757
Initially the pins are a real PITA, as the...

Initially the pins are a real PITA, as the cowlings eventually find their happy place the pin extraction and installation becomes very quick and easy. The real beauty of the system is the very clean...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Jpm757
Green Mountain Avionics, Middlebury, VT. Great...

Green Mountain Avionics, Middlebury, VT. Great shop! Bill Hanf is the owner, give him a call.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By Jpm757
WTB: JD Air Roll Trim Knob

Still looking for a JD Air roll trim knob for my -7.
Thanks
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-26-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,444
Posted By Jpm757
I built an early -6 before the slider was even an...

I built an early -6 before the slider was even an option. No disputing the visibility is truly awesome. When I had the opportunity to purchase a friend's -7 QB kit I initially balked because it was a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By Jpm757
If it is a factory new Lyc. then it has been run...

If it is a factory new Lyc. then it has been run on the test cell for a period of time. Lycoming rep told me that at Van`s request, they try and give the "Y" engines a little more test cell time. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By Jpm757
Try using high temp RTV as an adhesive and a...

Try using high temp RTV as an adhesive and a squeege or roller.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By Jpm757
I have Van's FWF kit with the included Vetterman...

I have Van's FWF kit with the included Vetterman exhaust and the IO-360M1B horizontal induction and everything fit great.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jpm757
If you mount the ADAHARS units towards the top of...

If you mount the ADAHARS units towards the top of the fuselage and you are going with a slider, you will get magnetic interference when the canopy is opened. If the magnetomiters are aligned with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jpm757
Ken, I installed a quick panel in my -7 slider,...

Ken,
I installed a quick panel in my -7 slider, and mounted the dual ADAHARS units piggyback in the center of the rear fuselage just aft of baggage bulkhead. I used 2 aluminum angles bolted to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By Jpm757
The Bluetooth feature on the A20 makes it a home...

The Bluetooth feature on the A20 makes it a home run, paired with my cell phone it works quite well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By Jpm757
DITTO on the steel fittings.

DITTO on the steel fittings.
Forum: International 09-18-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jpm757
Grease a couple of palms and stash it in the back...

Grease a couple of palms and stash it in the back of a C-17. As a taxpayer, I have no problem with that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Jpm757
How about a .040 doubler?

How about a .040 doubler?
Forum: Autopilots 09-12-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Jpm757
I had the same problem with my pitch servo, the...

I had the same problem with my pitch servo, the network did not recognize it, therefore calibration not possible. I pinned out the harness, it was good. Turned out to be a bad (new) servo. Dynon has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,245
Posted By Jpm757
The problem in dealing directly with the FAA is...

The problem in dealing directly with the FAA is that there is no consistency between FSDO's and even inspectors at the same FSDO. I agree that our tax dollars should cover the cost of an inspection,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By Jpm757
Many shops will cadmium plate the flange during...

Many shops will cadmium plate the flange during recertification. Some sort of corrosion protection is a good idea, possibly a dusting of a good primer. Avoid applying a thick coat of anything that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,245
Posted By Jpm757
The earlier you get the DAR in the loop the...

The earlier you get the DAR in the loop the better. For my last inspection I started the process at least 3 months prior to the actual inspection and everything was in order come inspection day. Once...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-09-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 127,856
Posted By Jpm757
Vlad, Just missed you at The Crick! Had the RV...

Vlad,
Just missed you at The Crick! Had the RV out last night and the Cub out today! When I got back this afternoon I heard stories of an RV with Russian star stopping by. Every Sunday morning...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By Jpm757
What a great feeling, almost as GREAT as the...

What a great feeling, almost as GREAT as the first flight! Congratulations!
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-31-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Jpm757
You should be able to extract the pin from the...

You should be able to extract the pin from the bottom while on the gear. Just bend it aft as you slide it out, small vice grips help.You might consider retrofitting the newer fiberglass fairings...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By Jpm757
Paint will have no effect on the airworthiness of...

Paint will have no effect on the airworthiness of your aircraft. My - 6 was inspected in bare aluminum, and my -7 vinyl wrapped. Obviously weight and balance should be in order, and as previously ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By Jpm757
I installed rudder pedal return springs on my -6...

I installed rudder pedal return springs on my -6 & -7, they work well to keep cables taught and pedals centered. The right and left spring tension can also be adjusted to compensate for any needed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,339
Posted By Jpm757
I find it hard to believe you can find a...

I find it hard to believe you can find a "mid-teens" anything that is going to serve your purpose and not going to involve a substantial amount of time and money to be a reliable airworthy training...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,262
Posted By Jpm757
I have been flying with my Dual AFS 5600 setup...

I have been flying with my Dual AFS 5600 setup now for nearly a year and I think it's terrific.
The amount of information available is truly amazing. I cannot see a detriment to SVS whether VFR or...
Forum: Interiors 08-14-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Jpm757
Installed the Sportsman seats and interior kit,...

Installed the Sportsman seats and interior kit, fit like a glove, great bang for the buck.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Jpm757
I just slide a micro fiber cloth between the...

I just slide a micro fiber cloth between the spinner and cowlings when removing or installing. Works great, even with the MT 3 blade.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,952
Posted By Jpm757
I decided to go with manual flaps on my -7, they...

I decided to go with manual flaps on my -7, they work great, simple, light and fast. I used a -6 weldment and modified cabin floor to accept the anchor arm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,939
Posted By Jpm757
Outstanding! Congratulations.

Outstanding! Congratulations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Jpm757
I installed an AFS quick panel in my -7 last...

I installed an AFS quick panel in my -7 last year. PM if you would like to chat.
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 07-11-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,705
Posted By Jpm757
The RV-10 is a proven airframe, and the Lycoming...

The RV-10 is a proven airframe, and the Lycoming 540 a proven powerplant. Seems like a logical combination to me. I understand that people have been trying to develop alternative power plants for...
Forum: ADS-B 07-11-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By Jpm757
Easy enough to get a mode C readout from ATC to...

Easy enough to get a mode C readout from ATC to confirm your encoder operation.
Forum: RV-4 07-07-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,809
Posted By Jpm757
I recently looked at a -4 for a friend that was...

I recently looked at a -4 for a friend that was originally certified at #1500 gross. Over the course of 15 years the gross weight had arbitrarily been increased to #1600 and then #1700. All of this...
Forum: RV-4 07-07-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,809
Posted By Jpm757
You will need to run the W&B for your particular...

You will need to run the W&B for your particular airplane, pilot weight and fuel load scenarios. Maybe some -4 drivers can give you an estimate, but it will be just that.
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Jpm757
Flyboys rents the tool for $100/mo., It worked...

Flyboys rents the tool for $100/mo., It worked great for my cowling installation, even though I didn't have my prop yet due to long MT delivery times. I used the measurements from the MT drawings....
Forum: RV-4 07-03-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Jpm757
Larry, Mine is installed per plans behind #4 cyl....

Larry,
Mine is installed per plans behind #4 cyl. (IO-360 M1B). Ran too cool in winter ops., I couldn't get temps above 150F. I installed Anti-Splat shutter, and was able to get temp up to 180F...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By Jpm757
Mine were the same.

Mine were the same.
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By Jpm757
I agree the owner should be responsible for the...

I agree the owner should be responsible for the repair. But if for some reason you wind up having to do the fix then it is pretty straightforward. I would replace ALL cables while you are at it....
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Jpm757
FYI. I used the fuzzy side of Velcro tape on the...

FYI. I used the fuzzy side of Velcro tape on the bottom of the wing skin above the flap. Working great so far (110 hrs.) No scuffs or scratches.
Forum: Northeast 06-20-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,741
Posted By Jpm757
AVOID KTEB like the plague! $7 Avgas, ramp fees,...

AVOID KTEB like the plague! $7 Avgas, ramp fees, tie downs are scarce.
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jpm757
Last time I flew out there in my -6 I took the...

Last time I flew out there in my -6 I took the direct route, just South of KBUF, North shore of Lake Erie, across North central Michigan for a fuel stop. Then if you are adventuresome, jump across...
Forum: Safety 06-19-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,955
Posted By Jpm757
Using your logic, then it would be OK to fuel...

Using your logic, then it would be OK to fuel your plane with known contaminated fuel, sump it, and then hope the filter(s) catch the rest. Please heed the advice given in this forum. Should there be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Jpm757
The wings will fit nicely in an 8' pickup bed...

The wings will fit nicely in an 8' pickup bed with proper padding.
Forum: Safety 06-19-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,955
Posted By Jpm757
DON'T fly it! You are just asking for trouble....

DON'T fly it! You are just asking for trouble. The sloshing compound seems to have a finite life, works well for a period of time and then it just starts to come loose. I think you will find the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,626
Posted By Jpm757
Received mine about 2 weeks ago and it's working...

Received mine about 2 weeks ago and it's working great. If you're using the Skyview Network be sure to do a hardware scan to update the network. I failed to do this on my next flight and got some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By Jpm757
Fuel pressure 18 PSI? Way too high for a...

Fuel pressure 18 PSI? Way too high for a carbuerated engine. You should be running around 5-6 PSI. Sounds like you may have the wrong fuel pump.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,460
Posted By Jpm757
I would ditch the glove box, panel space is...

I would ditch the glove box, panel space is always at a premium, down the road you may wish you had that space. Why not 2 x 10" displays? You can always find a place for your gloves and other stuff.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Jpm757
If you've ever applied the 3M vinyl, you will...

If you've ever applied the 3M vinyl, you will find that it takes very little heat to make it do what you want. Just a whispy pass with a low heat gun and you can pretty much make it do whatever you...
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