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Forum: Southeast 01-20-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By jlisler
Douglas is KDQH. It is worth the flight to see...

Douglas is KDQH. It is worth the flight to see this aircraft. Tom Reilly (the guy in charge of the build) always gives us the grand tour.
Forum: Southeast 01-20-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By jlisler
Georgia Flyouts

Come to Douglas, Georgia next Saturday morning around 10:00 am. A group of us are going to visit the XP-82 Twin Mustang that is under construction there. Talk about a homebuilt on steroids!! We will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By jlisler
I learned recently that you always can rent a...

I learned recently that you always can rent a small U-Haul truck in just about every town. They are cheap compared to most car rentals. Not cool, but cheap especially when you return it to the pick...
Forum: COMM 11-09-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By jlisler
Apollo SL-60 GPS/ Com

I have an Apollo SL-60 installed in a Cessna C140A. The com radio section has failed. It even gives you a warning message that says it is failed and to get service now! That is a big problem because...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,931
Posted By jlisler
Free tubes.

I played with different tires to see which ones have the free tubes. All tires, even though they are the same size, are not included in this offer. For instance, 500 X 5 4 ply Monster Retreads are...
Forum: COMM 08-08-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By jlisler
KY97 Static Problem

I stand corrected! However in my case, if the knob is pulled out I have constant static as described in the original post. Pushed in all is well.
Forum: COMM 08-08-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By jlisler
KY-97 Static Problem

Stating the obvious here but there is a squelch control on the volume control knob. Pull the knob out to adjust the squelch and push in for normal ops.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 25,101
Posted By jlisler
Alternator Reliability Poll

While I have not had an alternator failure within 250 hours, I have had two fail right about the 300 hour mark. The first one at 300 hours was due to bad bearings. The alternator locked up in flight...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-27-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,923
Posted By jlisler
Oil Pressure Adjustment

There are two different types of caps on the oil pressure relief valves. One is adjustable as the one pictured in this thread. Screw it in to raise oil pressure. The second is just a cap without an...
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,458
Posted By jlisler
Am I the only one that has a problem with someone...

Am I the only one that has a problem with someone watching my every move? I guess the State Police will put GPS trackers on my car next :eek:
Forum: Painting your RV 10-06-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,780
Posted By jlisler
I also used the Nason paint. It goes on good with...

I also used the Nason paint. It goes on good with little orange peel and the paint continues to flow out long after you have completed the paint job. The paint will become smoother and flatter over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,450
Posted By jlisler
If you are going to pull the prop through with a...

If you are going to pull the prop through with a hot mag be sure at least one spark plug on each cylinder is removed! Otherwise the engine may fire while you have your hands on the prop. Not good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,267
Posted By jlisler
Don't get my first post wrong. I go to the...

Don't get my first post wrong. I go to the Sun-N-Fun every year that I possibly can and have only missed a couple of shows in 20 years. With the exception of the high food prices, everything else had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,267
Posted By jlisler
I was there on Friday. The arrival was the most...

I was there on Friday. The arrival was the most frustrating and harrowing one I have ever made into the Sun-N-Fun. When we (me in my RV4 and a friend in his RV4) arrived at Lake Parker, the...
Forum: Autopilots 03-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,201
Posted By jlisler
I ordered back in December. With that said, I do...

I ordered back in December. With that said, I do not want one early, I want one that is right and ready to go. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,281
Posted By jlisler
Carb Ice

I never gave much credence to carb icing on my Lycoming O-320 knowing that the carb is mounted on the bottom of the oil pan. I always figured there would be enough heat from the oil to keep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,689
Posted By jlisler
First Flight Issues

1) Canopy rear skirt buzzing (actually howling) when greater than 120 knots. Sounded like the airplane was coming apart until I slowed down and it quit. Started again when I sped up. Note to self,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,064
Posted By jlisler
I added a quart of oil to my Cessna 140A and set...

I added a quart of oil to my Cessna 140A and set out on a local flight of about 25 miles distant. When I landed back at my home base and got out to push the plane back in the hanger, I was horrified...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,698
Posted By jlisler
Cuba

Google Earth Cuba sometime. I found less than a dozen operational airports on the whole island. I did find some old abandoned fields with a few junk MIGs left to rot though.
Forum: RV-4 12-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 279,420
Posted By jlisler
My RV-4 has been flying since March of 2007. It...

My RV-4 has been flying since March of 2007. It currently has about 550 hours and it still makes me smile every time it I hop in....
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,322
Posted By jlisler
RV4 "Dusty"

This not the "Purple Passion" is it?
Forum: RV-4 11-03-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,706
Posted By jlisler
I love my RV4. With that said the side by side...

I love my RV4. With that said the side by side models make more sense. You don't have to worry so much about CG. A tail heavy RV can be extremely light in pitch (as in no stick resistance). Each will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,527
Posted By jlisler
There is. We overnighted there on the way to...

There is. We overnighted there on the way to Oshkosh and were going to use it to get to motel. Too bad we did not reserve it because someone else did. We had to walk. You might want to call ahead.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,282
Posted By jlisler
Bob, do you use The Lycoming oil additive when...

Bob, do you use The Lycoming oil additive when you use the Phillips X/C or is it straight up?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,303
Posted By jlisler
After 540 hours, seven years and about a 1000...

After 540 hours, seven years and about a 1000 landings in my RV4, I cannot say I have perfected the perfect landing technique just yet. I do about 75% wheel landings. Just when I think I have it...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-26-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,780
Posted By jlisler
Disadvantage of automotive paint

My RV4 has been painted for seven years with DuPont urethane single stage paint. The finish is extremely slick and shines as good as any paint out there. With that said, my biggest complaint is that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By jlisler
D10A Wind Velocity Arrow Problem

I believe one thing Dynon told me to check when I had a simular problem was the D10A compass calibration. If the compass is off by a small amount it will make a large difference in the wind velocity...
Forum: RV-4 12-05-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,453
Posted By jlisler
RV4 Rollover Escape Methods

Everybody knows all you need is a battery powered drill with regular drill bit as an escape tool. When you flip over start drilling holes. The canopy will crack and split at every hole you drill. At...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,960
Posted By jlisler
IT FLYS!!!

How big of a radius did you get to fly the hours off? Did you qualify for 25 or is it 40 hours? Maybe you can make it to 17J when you get brave. I'll have a cold one waiting (a bottle of water, that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,766
Posted By jlisler
Replacement Alternator

Warren, PM sent.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,766
Posted By jlisler
Replacement Alternator

Shortly after departing for the Sun and Fun Fly-In Saturday morning, the Van's 35 amp alternator in my RV-4 failed after 260 hours of service. After landing I found that the alternator was completely...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-03-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,115
Posted By jlisler
Unleaded Fuel

I have been running BP 93 octane unleaded fuel that is alcohol free in a 160 horse O-320 for the past several months. So far there has been no performance issues with this combination. There is one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-25-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By jlisler
Spark Plugs

What's the deal with Champion and Unison? Is it true that Champion bought out Unison spark plug division and shut them down? Browsing the new Aircraft Spruce catalog seems to confirm this as there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,254
Posted By jlisler
ZULU Trade Up Deal

I've got a set and they work really well in the high noise of my RV-4. I have recently experienced a high pitch squeal in the right ear cup. Sounds like we are doing a hearing test in that ear. You...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-07-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,520
Posted By jlisler
Tires-New or Monster Recap?

What is the general thought of using recap tires from Desser? The write up on the Monster Retread looks good and I like the idea of the extra tread thickness. Our local crop duster uses retreads and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,449
Posted By jlisler
RV-9 Down at Marianna Florida

RV-9 N362TS went down in trees short of the Marianna airport Sunday.



http://www.panhandleparade.com/index.php/mbb/article/plane_crashes_in_jackson_county/mbb7718467/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,680
Posted By jlisler
Tunica: Amazing FBO & Cheap Fuel

Cheap $4.00 fuel? :eek:
How times have changed.
Forum: RV-4 07-02-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By jlisler
Another Milestone

Pierre, funny you should ask that question. After bragging out how trouble-free the RV4 has been it actually let me down today. It is amazing how these things work that way. On a short hop from 17J...
Forum: RV-4 06-30-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By jlisler
Another Milestone

The Hobbs on my RV-4 just hit 200 hours today. It has been relatively trouble free since the first flight on March 12, 2007. The only squawks so far have been the right brake getting soft a couple of...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,185
Posted By jlisler
The only RV I have ever flown is my RV-4 so I do...

The only RV I have ever flown is my RV-4 so I do not have any other RV data points to compare to. All I can say is that the 184 hours I have in my -4 are the most satisfying hours I have ever spent...
Forum: RV-4 01-13-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,822
Posted By jlisler
RV4 Seats

I have Oregon Aero seat cores in my RV4. They are very comfortable to say the least. I have never suffered any pains (other than the wallet) due to being uncomfortable on these seats and the longest...
Forum: RV-4 09-30-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,668
Posted By jlisler
I have the TruTrak Pictorial Pilot single axis...

I have the TruTrak Pictorial Pilot single axis auto pilot that is slaved to my Garmin hand held GPS installed in my RV4. The system works perfectly and can track a course far straighter than I can. I...
Forum: RV-4 09-22-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,816
Posted By jlisler
Deven, I assume you are using the Vetterman 4...

Deven,

I assume you are using the Vetterman 4 pipe exhaust system as I am. What struck me about your pictures is how long your exhaust extentions are. Are these special order? The ones I got with...
Forum: Midwest 09-06-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By jlisler
David Bishop

Hey Bob, do you know David Bishop out of North Vernon?

Jerry Isler
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,761
Posted By jlisler
Good TW time builder suggestions

I bought a 1949 Cessna 140A to get my tailwheel transition in and to also build up time before I flew my RV-4. I had no tailwheel time what so ever when I bought the C140A. I did horribly until about...
Forum: RV-4 05-28-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,517
Posted By jlisler
RV4 Brake Pics

This is how I did mine. I ran braided hose from the master cylinders all the way to the wheels. There is a common brake fluid reservoir on the firewall. So far, no problems in 134...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,408
Posted By jlisler
Does your plane have a twin?

Funny you should ask this question today. Just last night I found an RV4 with an exact copy of my paint job for sale on Barnstormers. The resemblance is uncanny.

My...
Forum: Southeast 04-22-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,145
Posted By jlisler
Relocating to Dothan Alabama

Pat,
As Bill says, there are several of us around here. I have an RV-4 in Donalsonville, GA - about 35 miles east of Dothan. There is an RV-7A in Headland, Alabama. Headland is just north of Dothan...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-23-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,175
Posted By jlisler
Bainbridge, GA

Alex, sorry I missed you also. I base my RV-4 and Cessna C140A at Bainbridge. I have a hanger on the east end of the field at Harrells aviation. But hey, I'm working 12 hour nightshifts at the salt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,195
Posted By jlisler
Not a real pilot

A Cessna C-120 or C-140 are also good choices. Side-by-side seating is a plus for instruction also. I got my tail dragger endorsement in a 1949 C140A. Nothing I did seemed to work until about the 6th...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By jlisler
High Oil Pressure

You want to remove the washers to lower the oil pressure. The washers go on top of the spring so that the more you add, the more compressed the spring becomes. This compression is what holds the ball...
Forum: COMM 12-12-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,694
Posted By jlisler
Bose Headsets

Is there any vendor that is offering a special on the Bose Aviation X headsets? Not long ago they were offering a cheap handheld GPS as a token but I have not been able to find that now. Does anyone...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-02-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By jlisler
Little River Fly-In

My hat is off to Jerry Cornwell and the Little River gang for the excellent fly-in they sponsored on December 1, 2007. If you did not get to attend you missed a good one. Check out the attached link...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,080
Posted By jlisler
High Performance

Now Pierre, I thought my lazy foot was just between you and me.

Jerry Isler
RV4 N455J
Honor graduate and survivor of Pierre's transition training.
(I highly recommend)
Forum: Southeast 11-11-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,431
Posted By jlisler
Fall Cajon Low Country Boil/Fly-In

I would like to echo everyone's comments on the Fall Cajon Low Country Boil and Fly-In at Louisville, GA (2J3). The food was excellent and there was way more prepared than was eaten. My hat is off to...
Forum: Southeast 10-31-2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,431
Posted By jlisler
Fall Cajun Low Country boil/Fly-in

Any update on the low country boil? I plan to be there with my 4 and maybe bring a friend with another 4.

Jerry Isler
RV-4 N455J
Donalsonville, GA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By jlisler
Thomasville, GA Fly-In Pictures

This past week-end was the Thomasville, Georgia annual fly-in. This event has been happening close to 40 years and is one of my favorite fly-in's to attend. It is a well run event that does not have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By jlisler
Operating Limitations

One thing you might want to look at in the operating limitations is NO AEROBATICS! Frankie stuck that one on me and I did not catch it until it was too late. He put it in there for both phase 1 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,376
Posted By jlisler
Home Safe from OSH

Made it home in 6.3 hours after fighting bad weather and rain out of Oshkosh and thunder storms in west central Georgia. Averaged 164 MPH on 160 HP. Got home to find out the guy a couple of hangers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2007, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,789
Posted By jlisler
My First Passenger

As Alton has already said, he was my first passenger. What a brave soul he was. Outside of doing the kangeroo hop on landing everything went well. There is a difference between solo and the near...
Forum: RV-4 06-25-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,789
Posted By jlisler
Progress...Canopy Install

Is that your ELT antenna mounted on the right side of the rear bulkhead? That is exactly the place I mounted mine. I did not want to drill holes for an antenna on the rear turtle deck so that was the...
Forum: RV-4 06-22-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By jlisler
Canopy Cover

What canopy cover do you guys recommend for my RV-4? Van's website talks about a heavy cover and a light weight cover. Since my plane is mostly hangered, the cover will be be used for the occassional...
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