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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By cccjbr6
Steve, The GTR-20 had been working flawlessly...

Steve,
The GTR-20 had been working flawlessly for four years when then the problem arose suddenly in flight in smooth air. Would that suggest wire size issue is not the issue and perhaps point to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By cccjbr6
Need help troubleshooting a problem - Is the Source the VPX or Garmin Nav Comm?

Has anyone encountered this problem before or have any ideas? I have been running a 2 screen Garmin G3X suite with a VPX Pro for four trouble free years, until now. On a trip to Palm Beach last week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,400
Posted By cccjbr6
Bill, Come fly in the 6A with me some. The six...

Bill,
Come fly in the 6A with me some. The six weeks will fly by. Let me know if you need a ride up there to get it.
Chris
Forum: Safety 06-24-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,393
Posted By cccjbr6
https://www.alexcityoutlook.com/2018/06/24/two-wal...

https://www.alexcityoutlook.com/2018/06/24/two-walk-away-unharmed-from-fiery-plane-crash-in-alexander-city/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,696
Posted By cccjbr6
Congratulation Bill and Phoenix! Beautiful...

Congratulation Bill and Phoenix! Beautiful bird!
Chris
Forum: Midwest 05-07-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By cccjbr6
Red Bull Air Races Oct 6-7 Indianapolis

Can anyone suggest an airport in Indy to park my RV-6A for the Red Bull Air races this fall? Also any suggestions on the best seating in the Speedway for such an event?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,209
Posted By cccjbr6
I painted mine with a rattle can but then had a...

I painted mine with a rattle can but then had a printer reverse engrave the labels on a piece of thin sticky Lexan film that he glued on top of the panel. In three years not a mark has been left on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,122
Posted By cccjbr6
These are my wingtip lenses. I finally found...

These are my wingtip lenses. I finally found them at Knots2U. They are from the RMD lighting standard kit and are part numbers nd RV1001-R and RV 1001-L. RMD was purchased by Knots2U. My contact...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,261
Posted By cccjbr6
Robert, Manfred Stolle is the pilot you are...

Robert,
Manfred Stolle is the pilot you are thinking of. He was a generous and kind man who was very well known in the Cirrus community and participated in recurrent training including training in...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,261
Posted By cccjbr6
Richard McGlaughlin, a GI doc who runs a clinic...

Richard McGlaughlin, a GI doc who runs a clinic in Haiti, hangared his Cirrus two doors down from my Cirrus in Birmingham. His chute pull over the Caribbean following an maintenance induced engine...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,261
Posted By cccjbr6
Dave, In that case the plane caught fire on...

Dave,
In that case the plane caught fire on impact and the rocket deployed uncommanded, either from the impact or the heat of the fire. The video is sad but fascinating. Interestingly, the chute...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,261
Posted By cccjbr6
I came to my RV-6A from a Cirrus that I flew for...

I came to my RV-6A from a Cirrus that I flew for 6 years. The best reason I can think of is the no one has ever died in a Cirrus when the chute was pulled within its design parameters. Put...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-28-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By cccjbr6
Airport recommendation needed for Palm Beach FL

I have a meeting at the Breakers in Palm Beach in October and need recommendations on a GA friendly airport that is convenient and north of PBI.
Forum: Safety 06-25-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,062
Posted By cccjbr6
Jim (and everyone else), Let me run this issue by...

Jim (and everyone else),
Let me run this issue by you (actually two related issues). Anyone else with ideas please weigh in. As will become apparent below, I am a flyer, not a builder.

On my RV-6A...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-09-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By cccjbr6
Need recommendations - fly fishing guide in SE

Any recommendations for good fly fishing places with a guide in the Southeast, preferably with airplane camping? Looking to take my 14 year old son.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By cccjbr6
Supertracks installer extraordinaire

I bought the supertracks kit at SNF and thought I could install it myself, but quickly realized that , as a non-builder, it was beyond my ability. I needed help. I wanted someone with Supertracks...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-19-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,217
Posted By cccjbr6
What is the percentage discount the local Rv'ers...

What is the percentage discount the local Rv'ers get? I need a brake and wheel kit and this might be the time to get it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,322
Posted By cccjbr6
I just ordered the Matco tapered nose wheel axle...

I just ordered the Matco tapered nose wheel axle upgrade WHLAXLE24. Can that axle be used in conjunction with the Anti Splat Nose Wheel Bearing Mod?
Forum: California 04-23-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,538
Posted By cccjbr6
I have had partners in five airplanes, including...

I have had partners in five airplanes, including my current RV-6A. Each of them was as enjoyable as flying the plane. In my experience, two keys to a successful partnership is to make sure both the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,517
Posted By cccjbr6
Need help with Bose X

The ANR feature on my Bose X battery powered headset (the one with the battery compartment that holds two AA batteries inline) will not stay on more than a second without turning itself off. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-15-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,799
Posted By cccjbr6
I just bought two of these spots and one of the...

I just bought two of these spots and one of the floods on Amazon with Prime for $85 after a 20% promo discount!
Forum: Reviews 03-18-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,230
Posted By cccjbr6
If you have an iPhone, open the included compass...

If you have an iPhone, open the included compass app and push the dot at the bottom to access the next page. Flip the phone on its side and you have a convenient and accurate attitude indicator. Try...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,352
Posted By cccjbr6
Thanks for posting Vic. Your posts about bad...

Thanks for posting Vic. Your posts about bad build quality, bad maintenance, and other problems you encounter are especially valuable to non-builders like me. Could these posts be assembled in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,262
Posted By cccjbr6
I had the same experience. I bought $150 worth...

I had the same experience. I bought $150 worth of foam, built my own and flew it for almost two years. Anything leg over an hour left me in pain that eventually became intolerable. I bit the...
Forum: Interiors 12-23-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,708
Posted By cccjbr6
I painted mine gray and then had a clear piece of...

I painted mine gray and then had a clear piece of lexan reverse engraved and applied over it. Clear smooth finish! None of the lettering is exposed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,634
Posted By cccjbr6
I installed a blue electroluminescent strip and...

I installed a blue electroluminescent strip and inverter from Glowhut below the glareshield in my 6A slider and am very happy with it. Very even light. Though not visible in the picture below, the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By cccjbr6
IFR cert needed in Destin FL

My plane is due for its IFR certification and I would like to have it done while I am in Destin FL later this week. Does anyone know of a person or shop in that area I could call?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 865
Posted By cccjbr6
Beringers and RV-6 wheel pants

Has anyone installed Beringers on RV6 mains and,if so, did they require modification of the wheel pants?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,167
Posted By cccjbr6
I'm in, too. I hope to go some day and I want it...

I'm in, too. I hope to go some day and I want it to be as vibrant and enjoyable as the accounts that made me want to go.
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,147
Posted By cccjbr6
I have connected my Odyssey battery charger...

I have connected my Odyssey battery charger through an external power plug (with a PC680 in line) for a couple years now with no problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,896
Posted By cccjbr6
Jennifer, the link does not appear to be working.

Jennifer, the link does not appear to be working.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By cccjbr6
I may need to spend the night in Schaumberg...

I may need to spend the night in Schaumberg Tuesday night and Wednesday night during Oshkosh. Can anyone familiar with 06C recommend a good hotel near 06C preferably with shuttle service to and from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By cccjbr6
Advice needed: Chicago area GA airports

I have to interrupt my stay at Oshkosh with a day trip via the airlines to Miami on Wednesday the 27th. To make it in a day I have to fly out of O'Hare. Can anyone recommend a GA friendly airport...
Forum: Reviews 07-02-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,319
Posted By cccjbr6
That mirrors my experience with Phil also. In a...

That mirrors my experience with Phil also. In a careless moment I ripped the wires out of the control box. He would not charge me for the repair or the return express mail postage. I mailed him a...
Forum: Reviews 07-01-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,682
Posted By cccjbr6
+1 for Airflow Performance. Make the trip to...

+1 for Airflow Performance. Make the trip to Spartanburg for a tuning session, if you can. Don Rivera is an excellent teacher. You will learn a lot about your engine. He has a fascinating...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,569
Posted By cccjbr6
Thanks for answering this question Bob. Good to...

Thanks for answering this question Bob. Good to know.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,265
Posted By cccjbr6
Mike Busch does a great webinar on cylinders...

Mike Busch does a great webinar on cylinders that includes borescope photos and explanations. http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=1204537102001
Forum: Reviews 04-15-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,106
Posted By cccjbr6
Congrats Gene. I look forward to seeing it at...

Congrats Gene. I look forward to seeing it at Triple Tree in the fall.
Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,035
Posted By cccjbr6
I used Savvy to manage my Cirrus and now use...

I used Savvy to manage my Cirrus and now use their Pro analysis since I moved up to my RV-6A. Had great experiences with both services. They are fully worth the cost. They can read the complicated...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-04-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,976
Posted By cccjbr6
Stephen, I am saddened at the pain you are...

Stephen,
I am saddened at the pain you are feeling but uplifted by your homage to your dad. No doubt a piece of him lives on in you.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,601
Posted By cccjbr6
For those of us with a non-XM G3X Touch, can a XM...

For those of us with a non-XM G3X Touch, can a XM receiver be added on?
Forum: Interiors 02-27-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,581
Posted By cccjbr6
Great idea. Thanks

Great idea. Thanks
Forum: Interiors 02-27-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,581
Posted By cccjbr6
Oregon Aero seats 3" or 2"?

I am looking to purchase some Oregon Aero seats for our RV-6A. My homemade seats hurt too much after an hour. They offer 3" and 2" foam seats. Any advice on which depth? Also will consider used...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-07-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,918
Posted By cccjbr6
Any fly-ins/activities in SE the week of March 28?

I am looking for an airplane camping activity in the Southeast during my 12 year old son's spring break the week of March 28. Does anyone know of anything going on or have an suggestions?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,273
Posted By cccjbr6
Thanks, Pete. Yes, I was talking about the...

Thanks, Pete. Yes, I was talking about the Cirrus. Big bore Continental, IO-550. At 10,000 or greater we could lean it back to 12.7 gal/hr at 165 kts and get these CHTs. Great cooling designed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,273
Posted By cccjbr6
Low CHTs and lead deposits on rings - any connection?

Is there any correlation between low CHTs and lead buildup on the rings? I came to the RV community after flying a Cirrus SR22 for 6 years. In LOP cruise our CHTs usually ran 285-300 degrees. We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 601
Posted By cccjbr6
A newbie question about W&B graphs

We recently bought our first experienced (used) homebuilt and upgraded the panel to G3X, the interior and the engine to FI. (Nighttime pic of finished panel below) The certified planes I have flown...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By cccjbr6
I have the same problem. I use the G3X touch...

I have the same problem. I use the G3X touch audio panel. Alerts are barely audible.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-11-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,618
Posted By cccjbr6
Luke, I wish I had seen your post earlier. I was...

Luke,
I wish I had seen your post earlier. I was in Lastebasse Monday for lunch with our friends who own Taverna Clara. I would have loved meeting you. You live in one of the most beautiful places...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,822
Posted By cccjbr6
You hit the nail on the head. I was is a -22...

You hit the nail on the head. I was is a -22 partnership for 7 years before moving up to a 6A. Definitely a lot of airplane and performance for the money compared to a Baron. But hand flying it for...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-28-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By cccjbr6
CG graph needed

Does anyone have a CG envelope graph for an RV 6 with a gross weight around 1800 pounds they would be willing to share? ckimble@balch.com
Thanks!
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,542
Posted By cccjbr6
Would a 6A do?

Would a 6A do?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,593
Posted By cccjbr6
So if we do not use the auxiliary tanks and...

So if we do not use the auxiliary tanks and usually fly with them empty we be better off removing them and increasing our margin?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,437
Posted By cccjbr6
This is a great spreadsheet but I have a problem....

This is a great spreadsheet but I have a problem. I plugged all the numbers into the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet itself announces whether I am under or over the gross weight but neither an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,593
Posted By cccjbr6
How do wing extensions effect gross weight?

Our RV-6A has the Farn Reed auxiliary tanks that add 18 inches to the wing span. Do they afford a gross weight increase? If so how much?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,437
Posted By cccjbr6
Help needed with W&B in Foreflight

Has anyone set up their RV in the Foreflight W&B calculator? I am trying to but got stuck. It calls for the user to come up with and enter multiple forward and aft CG limit points. Each such point...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-11-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,794
Posted By cccjbr6
We have been running LOP with Airflow Performance...

We have been running LOP with Airflow Performance injectors and LASAR ignition for about 9 months now with no issues whatsoever.
Forum: Reviews 04-14-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,495
Posted By cccjbr6
Mike Busch for PREZ!!

+1 for Savvy. We had Savvy manage our Cirrus for 7 years at a cost of $750/year. They always saved us at least that much each year and often multiples of that much. On an expensive, complex...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By cccjbr6
Best learning experience ever for a nonbuilder

I took Bluebird to Vic Syracuse's place in Georgia for its first condition inspection under our ownership. I spent two of best days I have had in long time in a spotless, unbelievably outfitted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,425
Posted By cccjbr6
I bought Bob's plane from his estate. The vendor...

I bought Bob's plane from his estate. The vendor materials are a bit scant but they do not mention flutter or VNE issues. They do mention (1) that the full tanks increases take off roll by 100 feet...
Forum: Midwest 03-08-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By cccjbr6
Wichita FBO and tour recommendation needed

I am flying to Wichita in my 6A for an overnight this Tuesday. Can anyone recommend a good airport/FBO? I also have about 4 hours available to tour something interesting, preferably aviation...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,720
Posted By cccjbr6
Marcus, I am glad you moved from lurker to...

Marcus,
I am glad you moved from lurker to contributor. For years I enjoyed your posts on the COPA site before I sold my SR-22 and bought a RV-6A, and even after you moved up to an Eclipse. Your...
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