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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-10-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,680
Posted By mannanj

I too knew tommy. I lived near or in Lockhart for over 10 yrs following my retirement from the USAF. He volunteered to me that he was a tailgunner on a B-17 and I learned latter that had been shot...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,006
Posted By mannanj

,Aircraft Spruce wants from $79 to $129 each.
I have some at the hangar.
$30.00 ea plus $6.00 shopping for one or all.
If interested PM me and I'll get the numbers and angles.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,341
Posted By mannanj

It's possible. Probably at the speed it's happening, I don' think so. If you've the time, rig one off an old Cherokee.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,341
Posted By mannanj

Most likely the cause, Justin.
Forum: RV-3 11-21-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,015
Posted By mannanj
I have an O-320-A narrow deck with about 500 hrs...

I have an O-320-A narrow deck with about 500 hrs smoh. It's been in dry storage since the late 70's, so I will have to sell it as a core. Partially torn down. Cyls removed case not split. Cam,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,678
Posted By mannanj

I wholeheartedly agree! Every other cond. insp. at least, I would have my good friend, (who holds an A&P with Inspection Authorization) follow up my Cond. Inspection. Sometimes he would find...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-14-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 95,269
Posted By mannanj
Looking at Scooter and Cookies APRS track,...

Looking at Scooter and Cookies APRS track, they're approaching San Andros, Bahamas now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,873
Posted By mannanj
Paul, did you fly the Sub-Sonex? Sure would love...

Paul, did you fly the Sub-Sonex?

Sure would love to strap that thing to my rear end for an hour!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,839
Posted By mannanj

Be carefull! All adapters aren't created equal! I had one break off while torquing to 30 foot pounds without the plug being inserted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,059
Posted By mannanj

Following this thread, I suppose that running my angle valve IO-360 200hp Lycoming with a constant speed prop at 2300 rpm and 23 in. mp. giving me about 120-130 hp. (And about 160kts TAS) Will...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-20-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,123
Posted By mannanj

I wired my dual ECU's so I could select either the main buss or an aux. battery. I used two single pole-double throw, three position toggle switches. The up position selects the main buss, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,155
Posted By mannanj
Plexiglas Cutting

I used an electric drill with a 3 in. disk fitted in the arbor. Worked great and I didn't run out of electricity!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-06-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,572
Posted By mannanj

Doug: Condolences and prayers from us to the Reeves Family. God be with you.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-17-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,475
Posted By mannanj

You could check with some of the airboat builders in your neck of the woods. Be sure to test it before and after you put Robert Paisley's EFII systems in. Bet you'll be surprised!

I'm sure happy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 46,935
Posted By mannanj
Gov't Intrusion

Just posted my comment. Was civil and hopefully made sense.

Being Retired Military, and former Civil Service, I tried to put it into a statement they would read, not just toss in the "in" basket.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By mannanj

Hard to believe that wheel pants and gear leg fairings will give you a 15 kt. tas gain but it sure did in my RV-8!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,000
Posted By mannanj

Looks like Vlad is approaching Helena, Mont. now
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 07-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,584
Posted By mannanj
I'll bet you're gonna like Robert's EFII system...

I'll bet you're gonna like Robert's EFII system on this engine too!

I have his ign. System on my IO-360-A3B6D. Love it!
Forum: RV-1 07-04-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,170
Posted By mannanj

Sorry I missed you at Habersham, must have been in my hangar.
See you tomorrow if you're at GVL.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 97,926
Posted By mannanj

I agree. What a story! If you read at all, you really should read this book. I was saddened to hear of Zamperini's death today. Truly one of America's WWII heros.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,755
Posted By mannanj

Jerry; I have about 600 hrs in B models sitting on the tailgate with the ramp and door open doing photo work. We were anywhere between 20,000 ft down to 5,000ft. Google "Project Corona"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,350
Posted By mannanj

Prayers for your Mom and the rest of the family.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,979
Posted By mannanj
Rudder Horn

Another way to "skin this cat", is to buy some steel flat stock 1/2in. wide X 1/8th thick from your local Ace or Lowes Depot. Cut it length-wise about 1.5 in. longer than the rudder horn. Determine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,502
Posted By mannanj

Have you tried Vince Frazier's son at Fly Boy acc.? He's up in your neck of the woods He made the vinyl for my WWII Russian camo paint scheme. Reasonable prices, and will work with you to get the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By mannanj

This is not a simple swap. Call me at seven 7 zero fife one 9 49 ninety nine for some pointers. I have Robert Paisley's EFII dual redundant electronic ignition on mine and LOVE it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By mannanj

In this situation, when having to use a "blue terminal vs. a "red" one, I've sometimes stripped the wire twice the normal distance and doubled the wire back on itself for two diameters in the...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 05-27-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 91,166
Posted By mannanj

Dang, son. Not sure I would have recognized you! Keep up the good work.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,613
Posted By mannanj

Happened to me during my phase one testing. Solo, CG slightly forward, don't remember the weight but probably around 1500 lbs.

The Wierd shake and funny noises made me decide, OK----I've done a...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 05-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 91,166
Posted By mannanj

Way to go Bud. Hope I recognize you this summer!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,120
Posted By mannanj

Great post Jeremy! Maybe you remember meeting when my wife and I flew out from the East and stayed with my oldest son for a week or so in Oakland.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,046
Posted By mannanj
To this I would add: Whether you think you can or...

To this I would add:
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.:eek:
A quote that I think is attributed to Henry Ford

Once started, do something constructive toward your...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-04-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 91,166
Posted By mannanj


Along with the many friends you have here on the forum, I'd like to add my best wishes and add that I'll be praying for you. Speedy ricovery my friend.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,361
Posted By mannanj

I have an angle valve IO-360 200hp Lyc. on my RV-8. I still have the orig. Bendix fuel injection, but I do have the EFII ignition system. I have put about 50hrs on my dual (and redundant) EFII...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,910
Posted By mannanj

Ooops! Didn't realize you had them Vince!:o Can't go wrong with either one of these suppliers!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,910
Posted By mannanj

I try to support Doug's advertisers so I bought a pair from Tina's a couple of years ago when she had a special going. Top quality.
Forum: Texas (South) 12-05-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By mannanj
Tie Down

If your son is on the South side, Lockhart 50R might be a choice. Probably have room in the big hangar. Don't have the FBO's number handy, but it should be available easily.

Best Texas BBQ anywhere...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-02-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By mannanj

I should think that if the MGL works directly off 2 single mags, it should work off the 3000 mags. That mag is simply two mags in one body with a single drive.

I had a 3000 mag on my engine at one...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,925
Posted By mannanj

If you're like me, you need a 24x36in. backplate!:p
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,609
Posted By mannanj
Angle Valve

I ended up with an angle valve 4 cyl.with fuel injection in my RV-8. At first, I was relunctant but it was such a great deal that I couldn't pass it up. Now i am very, very happy that I have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,410
Posted By mannanj

Speaking from experience......don't torque an adapter into the cylinder without the sparkplug installed!:eek:

Torque the plug inside the adapter into the cylinder. I now have three adapters laying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,747
Posted By mannanj

Prayers going up! Hang tough Pierre.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-03-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,862
Posted By mannanj

Come on down, Bob. I'll be back at Valkaria (X59) tomorrow. Been on the hangar list so long that I finally got my own hangar.

Our Valkaria group is a fly-out "lunch bunch". Seems like we've been...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-03-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,111
Posted By mannanj

Check with Robert Paisley at EFII. (advertises here). He has a lot of experience with the Lycos using ECU's for his electronic ign. and fuel injection. Probably can help with the Honda as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,653
Posted By mannanj

And that's just to get the cowl off!:D
Forum: Formation Flying 10-19-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 43,935
Posted By mannanj

For those of us that aren't familiar with the term "BravoZulu", it is a (mostly) Navy term for "BZ" meaning a job very well done. "BZ"was used as shorthand by signalmen using semaphore signal flags...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-05-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,373
Posted By mannanj
Mag/Electronic Ign.

I have over a year and just guessing, over 50 hrs. on my EFII dual/redundant electronic ignition system now. I have a fuel injected engine and have done Don Rivera's Airflow Performance spray nozzle...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-01-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,231
Posted By mannanj

Love it. The singer sounds a bit like Norah Jones or Eva Cassady.
Forum: Southeast 09-14-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,187
Posted By mannanj
Thumbs up Fly-In

I had a great time Brian. Hope all the Townspeople enjoyed coming out to see the planes. I'm sure the kids enjoyed the "candy drop". I didn't know it was coming. I was taxiing out to get fuel, or...
Forum: Southeast 09-13-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,187
Posted By mannanj

Hope to be there, Brian.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,615
Posted By mannanj

Watch to she that she doesn't become addicted to PROSEAL-------I hear that can become a real problem!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,462
Posted By mannanj
Fuel Leak

I'd be careful with this tool around a fuel leak....especially if you're trapped inside:eek:
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,445
Posted By mannanj

Speaking of grafitti-----Had known that you had your finger on the shutter of that I-Phone, I would have sucked my gut In!:eek:

Great seeing you guys again and I agree the whole experience was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By mannanj

No one in the back has ever complained about my uncovered one in 500 hrs of flying.

I think it would be extra work for little or no return. My two cent opinion, worth just what you paid for it!:D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,213
Posted By mannanj
Electronic ign.

I have Robert Paisley's EFII ignition in my IO-360-A3B6D. I have his redundant system with dual everything, including battery. It is a very good, efficient system and with tuned injector nozzles...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,246
Posted By mannanj
Tony: 1. Yes 2. Yes The 8 wheel allignment is...


1. Yes
2. Yes

The 8 wheel allignment is done in the final stages with tapered shims on the axle.

I measured my center line with plumb bobs dropped to the floor from the firewall and the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-16-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,673
Posted By mannanj

Kudos to the Painters and Chris Huebner for some fantastic camera work and editing on the Video. Nice!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,802
Posted By mannanj

I know exactly how you feel. I had to sell my Champ that I restored while stationed in Hawaii. Flew the "old girl" nearly 30 years. Had to sell her and my portion of a hangar that I helped...
Forum: Safety 08-09-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,385
Posted By mannanj

Along with improved gyros they have Hi-res cameras and they'll nail you like the "red light" cameras. The ticket won't come in the mail though, the jack-booted thugs will just beat your door...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,490
Posted By mannanj

I seem to recall Van's having 45's and 90's in stock. IIRC, they were less expensive than some of the other suppliers too.

It's good that you have the heat shield placed on the exhaust and I would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-03-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,877
Posted By mannanj
Especially usefull for some elderly/handicapped...

Especially usefull for some elderly/handicapped folks.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,479
Posted By mannanj

Congratulations James!:) The sport aviation/custom built community could not have a better representitive and advocate on the EAA Board.
Forum: Southeast 07-29-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,787
Posted By mannanj
Moon Town

3m5, Moon Town at 259nm. North from KMOB might be a possibility for Sat. if you are still there.

I haven't been there, but I understand it's a really neat place for aviators!
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