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Forum: Northeast 02-19-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 45,168
Posted By Captain_John
I landed in Rangeley, Maine (8B0) today and the...

I landed in Rangeley, Maine (8B0) today and the ice runway on the lake was a better option than the airport!

Check out the condition of the runway at about the four minute...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Captain_John
Brake caliper pin lubricant

So, I was wondering what you use on your calipers to ensure good movement of the caliper on the pins.

My A&P IA friend says anti-seize. That sounds reasonable.

I have read the Cleveland Technicians...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,307
Posted By Captain_John
Another data point

Like Danny I was getting the fluctuations in the exact same range. I installed a Tempest pump and now see 27.7 psi or more!

I dare say that I found the smoking gun and I am thrilled with the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Captain_John
Scott, I was just talking to that guy you gave...

Scott,

I was just talking to that guy you gave your fuel pump to. Very nice of you. He is a great guy!

Anyways... I just installed a high pressure Tempest (injected) pump (unlike yours) as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Captain_John
Bill, it is an intermediate piece of rubber for...

Bill, it is an intermediate piece of rubber for cushioning the mag drive.

Looks like you are taking that engine apart unless you can get lucky with a borescope and fish it out.

:( CJ
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-08-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By Captain_John
Brought to you by the same people that created...

Brought to you by the same people that created the plane power alternator!

...just sayin...

:cool: CJ
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-08-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,033
Posted By Captain_John
I have a friend of mine who is very serious and...

I have a friend of mine who is very serious and very interested. Shoot me a personal message with a telephone number so he can call you directly.

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,567
Posted By Captain_John
Pretty funny stuff! It is like he held onto it...

Pretty funny stuff!

It is like he held onto it for you!

Now FINISH IT!!!

:) CJ
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Captain_John
Every Wednesday night we have a union...

Every Wednesday night we have a union meeting.

Stop by!!! We are there until the wee hours and all are welcome!

:) CJ
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Captain_John
Yup, we got all those things... We can assist. I...

Yup, we got all those things...

We can assist. I hope you like a good IPA!

Planes around here get built on them!

BTW, Hello Peter... all you have to do is ask!

;) CJ
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Captain_John
Ivan, I am doing my Condition Inspection right...

Ivan,

I am doing my Condition Inspection right now. My cowling is off and if you want to have a look, I will be at the airport Wednesday night from 4-10 pm.

Shoot me a text and I can give you the...
Forum: Northeast 01-29-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 45,168
Posted By Captain_John
Steve, Nah, If it is glare ice I doubt that some...

Steve,

Nah, If it is glare ice I doubt that some sleds could rut it up... unless the top layer turned to slush while they were riding on it and it froze that way.

Dave, I am down for annual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,307
Posted By Captain_John
INTERESTING, I have 722 hours on my Mattituck...

INTERESTING,

I have 722 hours on my Mattituck IO-360 and it has been doing the same thing since it was new three years ago. it usually generates 25 psi but dips to 20 intermittently and has become...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By Captain_John
Bruce, I hope you will be home when I do my...

Bruce,

I hope you will be home when I do my California pass this summer! I want to work my way up the west coast enroute to Alaska around late June. I would love to visit your area along the...
Forum: Northeast 01-07-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Captain_John
We have a pretty good group of pilots down here...

We have a pretty good group of pilots down here on the south side. I am based at Plymouth, MA.

Shoot me a message and say hello.

:) CJ
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,693
Posted By Captain_John
Look into the Approach Fast Stack hub. It...

Look into the Approach Fast Stack hub. It utilizes custom harnesses that you spec out and all you do is wire the feeds, grounds, antenna leads and servos to the ends of the harnesses.

It worked out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,688
Posted By Captain_John
Cool! Works pretty good! All I do is wrap the...

Cool! Works pretty good!

All I do is wrap the heat exchanger and I am good for well below zero...

You should be fine too as I detest the ccccccccold!

:) CJ
Forum: Northeast 12-18-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By Captain_John
Excellent! Count me in! Governor, Charlie,...

Excellent!

Count me in!

Governor, Charlie, Russki... Great to see you all again!

Keep this thread fresh!

:) CJ
Forum: Northeast 12-17-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By Captain_John
The plan is to land on Mooselookmeguntic on...

The plan is to land on Mooselookmeguntic on February 24, 2018.

Who else is in?

Governor, Russki says that he is coming up! Are you in?

Maybe we can stay at the Bungalow that evening?

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,688
Posted By Captain_John
Yuuuuuup... Just do this... Get the stuff at...

Yuuuuuup...

Just do this...
Get the stuff at auto palace.

If you are careful you can re-use it. Mine is going on its third year!

:) CJ

I bet you wont do this though... Good luck with the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-14-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By Captain_John
Robby, Sounds good! I would be glad to pound...

Robby,

Sounds good! I would be glad to pound some rivets with you!

PM sent... Shoot me a text!

See you soon!

:) CJ
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-11-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By Captain_John
Robin8er, I plan on visiting Honalulu over...

Robin8er,

I plan on visiting Honalulu over Christmas. How is your project coming along? Do you feel like a visitor? I will have some time on my hands while I am there.

If anyone else plans on being...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-08-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 109,701
Posted By Captain_John
Na aaaaaah... ;) CJ

Na aaaaaah...

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,683
Posted By Captain_John
Otis, no... You might recall my plane to have the...

Otis, no... You might recall my plane to have the smaller -8 rudder. The earlier -7's came this way and I never built my larger -9 rudder. Later -7's came with the -9 rudder as standard.

The -9 tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,807
Posted By Captain_John
Very nice! Welcome to the fold! See you around...

Very nice! Welcome to the fold!

See you around the patch!

Stop by sometime and say hello.

:) CJ
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-15-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,485
Posted By Captain_John
Turbo, I have always said that there are only...

Turbo,

I have always said that there are only two kinds of airplanes in the world...

RV's and everything else!

:) CJ
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,261
Posted By Captain_John
Vlad, " If you want a painted airplane, do it...

Vlad, " If you want a painted airplane, do it now. If you don't then it will never be painted because you will have too much fun flying it and it will never get painted"!

Me, "Nahhhh, I will paint...
Forum: Northeast 10-29-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Captain_John
No great deals on buying a hangar. There are some...

No great deals on buying a hangar. There are some rentals though. What airports are you considering? I am south of Boston. Maybe someone from the North Shore could chime in if that is what you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,285
Posted By Captain_John
Steve, thank you for the update! I will install...

Steve, thank you for the update! I will install it immediately!

:cool: CJ
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Captain_John
Steve, any idea when I will have my course line...

Steve, any idea when I will have my course line back on my MFD? What is the schedule on the update?

:confused: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,444
Posted By Captain_John
Whoah! There is absolutley no reason to do this...

Whoah!

There is absolutley no reason to do this in the first place!

I use my RV often to shorten my commute to my house in Maine from Massachusetts and that is a much longer drive than your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-19-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Captain_John
G3X missing lubber line after update

Hey All,

I am a little bit beside myself as I write this. I just updated my G3X (legacy screens) and GTN650 today with the new firmware and requisite databases. Upon doing so I lost the magenta...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By Captain_John
Bill, I rent my house in Rangeley if you are...

Bill,

I rent my house in Rangeley if you are interested.

Shoot me a pm for details.

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,707
Posted By Captain_John
Albit, Great seeing you this past week! I heard...

Albit, Great seeing you this past week! I heard that you stopped by my hangar this weekend but I wasn't there. Sorry I missed you.

Keep up the good work!

See you around the patch!

:) CJ
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-08-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By Captain_John
Hey guys, Looks like you had a great time up...

Hey guys,

Looks like you had a great time up there. I was hoping to be there this weekend but someone had rented my house for the weekend.

Al, you have made some progress since my last visit. You...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,185
Posted By Captain_John
Ryan, A few things... 1) I would vote in the...

Ryan,

A few things...

1) I would vote in the poll but the first response says, "The way Van intended". The only thing is, Van wants you to build and install the newer "9" rudder.

So much so, in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,167
Posted By Captain_John
Right now interested parties include Steve and...

Right now interested parties include Steve and Evelyn, Russki and guest... Top Gun... are you in?

Let's do it!!! Come on up! How about it Governor???

I have ten beds. Let's fill them up!

:) CJ
Forum: Northeast 09-18-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By Captain_John
Sorry that we got there too late. The new Air Dog...

Sorry that we got there too late. The new Air Dog is becoming a very good navigator. Russki, see you soon, I am sure. Dave, thank you for letting us use your truck to go into the town. If anyone is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By Captain_John
Allan's cowl flaps use linear actuators. If I...

Allan's cowl flaps use linear actuators. If I recall correctly you shouldn't connect these loads to the VPX.

Chad, am I correct?

Could this have something to do with it?

:confused: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,173
Posted By Captain_John
Mark, I just stumbled across this thread after...

Mark, I just stumbled across this thread after posting my opinion poll on this very topic. I had never heard of them before.

I believe that it is hard to beat the capacitance senders that...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-18-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Captain_John
Have you ever heard of CiES fuel senders?

So I'm reading in the latest edition of Sport Aviation on page 28 Steve Ells says, "many members of vans air force are using these magnetic senders", that I have never heard of. I don't think that I...
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Captain_John
...not worth the time and effort to bother. Just...

...not worth the time and effort to bother.

Just put your new tires on and fuggetabout it!

Flat spotting will go with the first rotation and they will not degrade in any way.

Plus, you will be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,223
Posted By Captain_John
Nice write up Mikey! Lots of good times and...

Nice write up Mikey!

Lots of good times and great pictures!

See you again soon!

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,015
Posted By Captain_John
This photo sharing shell game is getting...

This photo sharing shell game is getting ridiculous!

There has to be an easier way!

It is the reason I stopped posting pictures long ago!


:o CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,376
Posted By Captain_John
Allan I've heard you say this before. I still...

Allan I've heard you say this before. I still don't believe it. I think you need to check your pitot static system.

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,376
Posted By Captain_John
Lol, I love it! I always say that there are two...

Lol, I love it!

I always say that there are two kinds of planes out there... RV's and everything else. I suppose we could all say that there are two kinds of RV's also... Mine and everyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,376
Posted By Captain_John
Greg, honestly I've never tried to go that slow...

Greg, honestly I've never tried to go that slow in cruise configuration.

I will give it a try on my way to the airshow and let you know how I make out. Are you going to be at the beer thing on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By Captain_John
Dan, you know that I am well versed in American...

Dan, you know that I am well versed in American Sign Language!

Thanks Al!

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By Captain_John
Thanks Jeff! Reposting your answer here for...

Thanks Jeff!

Reposting your answer here for others...


:cool: CJ



Jeff's reply:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By Captain_John
KOSH HBC parking hand signals

Jeff or anyone else in the know,

There hasn't been any mention of it this year, but I was wondering...

Are the hand signals for parking still in effect?

I usually like all the way back by the tent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,376
Posted By Captain_John
Don't listen to Bill. He has a 9... There is...

Don't listen to Bill. He has a 9...

There is nothig that a 9 can do that a 7 can't!

;). CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,123
Posted By Captain_John
Looking forward to it! I have some Baxter...

Looking forward to it!

I have some Baxter Stowaways fron Maine chilling in my hangar right now awaiting the event!

See you all soon!

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By Captain_John
All great advice! LIFT contamination to REMOVE...

All great advice! LIFT contamination to REMOVE it.

If you do prime and you get contamination on the primer, clean, wash and wet sand prior to re-coating is the route I would travel.

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By Captain_John
Dave, I think he is suggesting that the oil...

Dave, I think he is suggesting that the oil cooler is the source of the drips?

Anywhooo... all these are fine suggestions. I have never found anything that removes the offending product completely....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-15-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 92,217
Posted By Captain_John
Russki, Great story however you never did say...

Russki,

Great story however you never did say what the sign by the bear meant with the gun in a yellow circle.

Are my guns welcome in Russia?

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,578
Posted By Captain_John
Thanks Jerry! See you soon! ;) CJ

Thanks Jerry!

See you soon!

;) CJ
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-09-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,971
Posted By Captain_John
Vlad, thank you for posting the pictures for...

Vlad, thank you for posting the pictures for me.

Everything fits in nicely and I am going to test flight today .

Nice picture of our tail feathers!

I will let you know how it goes! I am sure that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,971
Posted By Captain_John
OK, I have a lead on some scrap pieces of sheet....

OK, I have a lead on some scrap pieces of sheet.

But first...

Bret, I recall that too...

Russki, Naw, won't fit into the tube. I am looking at a 6"x8" penetration in the bulkhead.

Scott, I do...
Forum: Northeast 07-07-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Captain_John
I was wondering when the Hawthorne pump would be...

I was wondering when the Hawthorne pump would be up and running. I had heard that it was from some guy on the radio.

Minuteman will be $3.99 for the entire month of July.

See you both soon!

:cool:...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,971
Posted By Captain_John
Baggage Bulkhead Structure Question

Hey All,

Sooooo, I was wondering... just how "structural" is the baggage bulkhead in a -7?

Here's the deal: I am installing solar panels up at my house in Maine next week and I can fit everything...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-01-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 92,217
Posted By Captain_John
Russki, I am looking forward to hearing the...

Russki,

I am looking forward to hearing the details this weekend!

Nice job! You are a true aviator!

See you soon, buddy!

We have a mission to perform!
Forum: Northeast 06-30-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,213
Posted By Captain_John
I havent missed one yet! Why start now? See you...

I havent missed one yet!

Why start now?

See you there!

;) CJ
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