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Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Jvon811
Thanks for all the replies. I'm really looking...

Thanks for all the replies. I'm really looking forward to the trip. I've added a lot of potential stops and names to the docket. Between this website and the Facebook (knockoff) version of VAF, I've...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Jvon811
The BWT: 2 RV-4's travel the Western U.S. (Input Please)

The BWT (Big West Trip) will start October 4, 2019 and end October 21st. 17 days for a couple of dudes from Michigan to go explore (almost) everything west of us by RV-4. Two RV-4's to be exact. The...
Forum: RV-4 08-08-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Jvon811
If you do any night flying and have EFIS or...

If you do any night flying and have EFIS or backlighting on anything, leaving it longer would help reduce glare on the canopy. But then think about where your forehead might land in an unfortunate...
Forum: RV-4 08-08-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By Jvon811
Thumbs up Good work my man. I'm glad to have partaken in...

Good work my man. I'm glad to have partaken in some of it. Thanks for doing all the heavy lifting for the week
Forum: RV-4 08-01-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Jvon811
-4 > -7 (My Opinion)

My experience is with my own -4 (160hp, FP, Manual Flaps, No Inverted System) versus Dad's -7 (180hp, CS, Electric Flaps, No Inverted System, Glass/IFR).

There is a definite control feel difference...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By Jvon811
Can't comment on the status of business for them,...

Can't comment on the status of business for them, currently. I ordered a light kit about a year ago and had the same experience. Radio silence and then one day it just showed up. I don't recall...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Jvon811
Yes, it will. And it does it quite well.

Yes, it will. And it does it quite well.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-11-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By Jvon811
You know the RV grin as well as we do Gary, it...

You know the RV grin as well as we do Gary, it was fun. We'll be seeing you next month hopefully!



Aint that the truth...



The departure picture was taken at the Houghton Lake Dawn Patrol last...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-10-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By Jvon811
Summer has FINALLY come to Michigan!

Just out and about, trying to make the most of our Upper Midwestern weather disadvantages, after lurking all winter long, reading about everyone else's flying fun... :)

Sorry for the quality of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-07-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,446
Posted By Jvon811
Amazon.com most of the time. I just checked and I...

Amazon.com most of the time. I just checked and I guess I fibbed on the price. Last set I bought for $25 but the price seems to have gone up to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-07-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,446
Posted By Jvon811
I'd admit to this one. With 1 P-Mag on my O-320,...

I'd admit to this one. With 1 P-Mag on my O-320, I'm running 4 Iridium plugs on the bottom of the engine so that I DON'T have to ever clean them. I just pull them out and throw them away at oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By Jvon811
Those are my race speeds in mph. The race results...

Those are my race speeds in mph. The race results are all on the SARL website. Iíve only done one race this year so far as Texas is a few hours too far from Michigan but I will be doing AVC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By Jvon811
I’m averaging between 203 and 204 with my O-320...

I’m averaging between 203 and 204 with my O-320 RV-4. FP Warnke Prop (68x74) spinning 2700-2800 rpm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By Jvon811
I thought about coming down to TX for that race...

I thought about coming down to TX for that race with my -4! All the races are just too far away!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-22-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Jvon811
I've used that as my usual route to Oshkosh every...

I've used that as my usual route to Oshkosh every year from Michigan for a few years now. It flows both directions so I always make sure to have Landing Lights on, etc...

The little bar at the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Jvon811
Unhappy I'm not trying to be rude, Jerry... And please...

I'm not trying to be rude, Jerry... And please forgive me if it seems that way, I'm just here to learn. But I know what you're saying, I know my equipment, and it's all set up correctly. It just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Jvon811
I spoke with Greg at GRT in person, TAS shouldn't...

I spoke with Greg at GRT in person, TAS shouldn't have anything to do with the FP vector. It's using just Heading, Ground Track from your selected GPS Source, Attitude information, and ROC. He did...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Jvon811
Yes. And the solid white line has been set to the...

Yes. And the solid white line has been set to the correct horizon with 8 degrees pitch ladder offset.

The problem you're looking at in the video is when I roll wings level from (almost) any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Jvon811
GRT Sport EX: potential AHRS "anomalies"

I'm hesitant to call it a problem yet...

I've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of my Sport EX and I do think it's a good product. Lots of capability in a small package at a good price. And the little...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-15-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jvon811
It's within 30nm ring where the gates and SRFA...

It's within 30nm ring where the gates and SRFA requires the training, correct?

There is a 60 mile ring, but all you have to be doing is squawking and talking inside of that (Flight Following). I...
Forum: ADS-B 05-13-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By Jvon811
I also wonder this and have a theory that it has...

I also wonder this and have a theory that it has something to do with the way I'm into the ATC system.

Again, just a theory... I would love to learn from someone who knows how "the system" works....
Forum: Canada 05-10-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By Jvon811
I apply and remove the race numbers for every...

I apply and remove the race numbers for every race with vinyl and they've been to 205+ mph and through rain and haven't come off. Comes off easy with a hair dryer.

I use one of those CriCut CNC...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,657
Posted By Jvon811
Short answer, yes... Depends on if the switch...

Short answer, yes... Depends on if the switch itself is rated for those currents.

If not, you can use your SPST switch to turn on/off a relay to handle the current.

Again, this is the short...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 05-09-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,120
Posted By Jvon811
I'm all penciled in coming from Michigan!

I'm all penciled in coming from Michigan!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By Jvon811
pics should be fixed... Google Photos seems to be...

pics should be fixed... Google Photos seems to be hit and miss here on VAF. Some photo's work for some people some of the time. Sorry about that
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-07-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,183
Posted By Jvon811
Ok... I'll ask... What's/Where's Gastons?

Ok... I'll ask... What's/Where's Gastons?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-07-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By Jvon811
Like I said... Lots of pictures... Dad helped...

Like I said... Lots of pictures...

Dad helped out and ended up making a shelf running along the longitudinal axis (if that makes sense...) My GRT MAP sensor box, ADS-B, and GRT ARINC429 box are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-07-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By Jvon811
What specifically are you looking for? I...

What specifically are you looking for?

I rebuilt the panel in my airplane about a year ago with many, many pictures of the process. Specific to radio trays, I found they had a to be mounted a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-01-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Jvon811
Excellent! Thank you everybody. This website is...

Excellent! Thank you everybody. This website is truly great for knowledge that would otherwise take me awhile to find out on my own. Although... I'm a little embarrassed when SMRacer points out my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-30-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Jvon811
I guess I'm confused or maybe I should have been...

I guess I'm confused or maybe I should have been clearer.

Does the Garmin GSA 28 install manual have pictures of how a pitch servo is installed in a "typical" RV-4? I found the manual online and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-30-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Jvon811
RV-4 Pitch Servo Mounting Question?!

Just purchased the pitch and roll servos from GRT for my RV-4 and was curious how others have mounted pitch servos in their airplanes.

I bought a flying airplane which had a Navaid Devices AP...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By Jvon811
Are those standard in the -14 kit? Those look way...

Are those standard in the -14 kit? Those look way better than what's on my -4. I might have to retrofit....
Forum: RV-4 04-14-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,774
Posted By Jvon811
Sorry to bring up an old thread... I'm...

Sorry to bring up an old thread...

I'm currently installing a Smoking Planes system in the baggage area of the -4. How are ya'll running the oil line from the back to the front?? I've seen other...
Forum: Reviews 04-14-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,411
Posted By Jvon811
Sorry to bring up an old thread... I'm...

Sorry to bring up an old thread...

I'm currently installing a Smoking Planes system in the baggage area of the -4. How are ya'll running the oil line from the back to the front?? I've seen other...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Jvon811
I did some gentle expanding yesterday and upon...

I did some gentle expanding yesterday and upon reassembly, it went together snugly. A lot better feeling than before. Thanks for the idea! I do use mouse milk on the ball joint in the exhaust but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Jvon811
Awesome! Thank you very much. I'll look into...

Awesome! Thank you very much. I'll look into doing that
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Jvon811
Exhuast leaks at the slip joint?!

RV-4, O-320-E3D with mid 90's design Sky Dynamics Crossover exhaust...

The exhaust system has short stub pipes that bolt to the cylinder that's maybe 5-6" long and then slips into the next piece...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By Jvon811
Do you have any pictures of ideas of a more ideal...

Do you have any pictures of ideas of a more ideal set up Vic? I've been through 3 of my own designs for hanging the exhaust on my -4 and I keep breaking Adel clamps. My last design is similar to that...
Forum: RV-4 03-18-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By Jvon811
Excellent! Congrats. What type of canopy latch...

Excellent! Congrats.

What type of canopy latch handle is that? I saw it in another picture and am curious. Looks nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,250
Posted By Jvon811
Here's a couple. First is when I'm waiting for...

Here's a couple. First is when I'm waiting for freight at work when Mom and Dad just happen to be in the area. Second is my airplane with some Heavy Iron while volunteering at the Yankee Air Museum....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,250
Posted By Jvon811
There is one thing I always find myself...

There is one thing I always find myself scratching my head at related to the "Heavy Iron - RV brotherhood" is obviously something none of us here have a problem with...

It's when we're in cruise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,250
Posted By Jvon811
I wish we could all get so lucky... I really...

I wish we could all get so lucky...

I really grinds my gears when I fly with guys who think I'm a loony for not only flying GA, but OWNING an airplane, and a EXPERIMENTAL at that. And that's the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,512
Posted By Jvon811
Currently planning to be there! I would love to...

Currently planning to be there! I would love to take part in the festivities.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By Jvon811
According to his book "Aiming High", Jon Johanson...

According to his book "Aiming High", Jon Johanson (flew around the world twice in an RV-4) installed a Velo Seats molded racing seat in his RV so he would be more comfortable than the stock seat....
Forum: COMM 01-03-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,093
Posted By Jvon811
What ever happened Rudi?! I've been waiting 8...

What ever happened Rudi?! I've been waiting 8 years for the results! :D

In all seriousness, has anyone else had luck with something this simple? I have a -4 with the wingtips glassed on (No Archer...
Forum: RV-4 01-01-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By Jvon811
Missing piece? F-466 Trailing Edge Fillet???

A friend of mine recently purchased an RV-4 and after getting it home and further inspection, we've discovered his airplane is missing a part that mine has... It's the fillet between the fuse/cockpit...
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,060
Posted By Jvon811
Not mine... He always said that the bigger fish...

Not mine... He always said that the bigger fish swam faster and those are the one's he wanted to catch. When I was 5, this logic was spot on. He always ran around with that 5hp Johnson running wide...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-05-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,975
Posted By Jvon811
Very nice! Well done!

Very nice! Well done!
Forum: ADS-B 11-08-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,472
Posted By Jvon811
On the subject of economical ("cheap" probably...

On the subject of economical ("cheap" probably isn't a good picture to paint) Xpnder and ADS-B solutions, I bought a Garmin GTX327 (with 8710) on ebay and went with the uAvionix Echo. I also happened...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By Jvon811
These guys have been around for awhile. I've only...

These guys have been around for awhile. I've only browsed the website, no experience with the actual product as to its accuracy...

https://realsimgear.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,018
Posted By Jvon811
I'm excited! I'll be coming down Friday all the...

I'm excited! I'll be coming down Friday all the way from Michigan (weather permitting) :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,018
Posted By Jvon811
Thumbs up I've got it penned into the schedule. Going to...

I've got it penned into the schedule. Going to make the trek all the way from Michigan :D
Forum: RV-4 09-26-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,586
Posted By Jvon811
100% agree. I jokingly tell everyone that my RV-4...

100% agree. I jokingly tell everyone that my RV-4 is my little 1.5 seater...

I went for a ride in my own airplane (no throttle or rudder pedals in the back) with a friend who's looking to buy a -4....
Forum: RV-4 09-26-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,586
Posted By Jvon811
Reference your own W&B for your aircraft, first...

Reference your own W&B for your aircraft, first of all. C/S and IO-360 on the nose will make it fly different than my wood prop and O-320...

That being said... I have done that exact load out in my...
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,519
Posted By Jvon811
Great find! I'm going to go look at Walmart for...

Great find! I'm going to go look at Walmart for one today. Looks exactly like the type of tool you didn't know you needed until you need it. Especially at that price.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,144
Posted By Jvon811
What sort of prop do you have? I have a wood prop...

What sort of prop do you have? I have a wood prop and I can't get mine to idle smooth down that low. It is only happy at 800+ RPM. I think it has to do with the inertia of the prop (or lack of it in...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-30-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,551
Posted By Jvon811
Hey Ivan, Dave von's Nephew here... not sure...

Hey Ivan,

Dave von's Nephew here... not sure your plans for the enroute stays, but with my last job we used to stay at the Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City, SD. Probably only worth it if you're...
Forum: ADS-B 08-29-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,937
Posted By Jvon811
Another +1

I installed the Safe Fly/Echo package in my -4 with a GRT Sport EX. I agree with YellowJacket that the set up instructions could have been a little more clear and a few emails with GRT had to help...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-02-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By Jvon811
RV-4 (Possibly -8) Rear Canopy Seal?

How are you guys sealing up the rear portions of the canopy? I have a finished/flying -4 with probably 15/20 year old weather stripping that's probably crushed and worn beyond it's service life. And...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 55,309
Posted By Jvon811
An amazing trip for sure. I've been checking your...

An amazing trip for sure. I've been checking your progress every couple days and I'm jealous I'm not flying along with you!

Looks like that last flight was an attempt to cross India? Was there...
Forum: RV-4 06-02-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By Jvon811
I've been looking for something similar to...

I've been looking for something similar to this... Is the canopy supported only on the front pin? What about the rear pin? If not the rear, is that torquing on the whole assembly? I'm thinking...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,510
Posted By Jvon811
Not to intentionally beat a dead horse... But I...

Not to intentionally beat a dead horse... But I work for a Part 121 carrier and was in the Simulator just last Monday. We are taught "approach to stall" recovery instead of actually stalling the...
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