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Forum: ADS-B 11-22-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,567
Posted By JakeLewis22
Disclaimer

Disclaimer: Consult with you Uavionix before placing your antenna outside of their recommendations. They gave me the blessing to mount it where I did and it seems to be working fine. Id hate for...
Forum: ADS-B 11-22-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,567
Posted By JakeLewis22
You may not need to mount the antenna so far away

I had the same concerns about Uavionix’s restrictions for the antenna location. I emailed their tech-support the picture below and ask them if would be OK to mount the antenna where the green arrow...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-30-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,578
Posted By JakeLewis22
Update

I said in an earlier post that I would keep VAF posted. The airplane was placed in a locked hangar for the NTSB and I have not heard anything further.

Last week Dave was moved to UCI (University of...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-22-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,578
Posted By JakeLewis22
Great idea Bill! Dave has impacted countless...

Great idea Bill!

Dave has impacted countless people, George (RVTOY) posted this link earlier of one of those people. In case you missed it, it's worth a look....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-22-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,578
Posted By JakeLewis22
I was just rereading my last post and I noticed...

I was just rereading my last post and I noticed "First flight September 1, 2012" in my signature line. Dave was the Pilot for that first flight.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-21-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,578
Posted By JakeLewis22
An attempt to redirect this thread

Both of the pilots involved in this incident are friends of mine. This post is my attempt to redirect this thread to simply offer condolences to Jeff's family & friends and to offer encouragement to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-28-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,735
Posted By JakeLewis22
On the bottom of either wing near the outboard...

On the bottom of either wing near the outboard inspection plate. It will be out of the sun and outside the prop wash
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By JakeLewis22
I called Dr Miller after reading your post...

I called Dr Miller after reading your post earlier today. He was not in but I didn't leave him a message because I'm pretty sure he has the machine you're looking for. Good luck!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By JakeLewis22
I'm not 100% sure but it looks like the same test...

I'm not 100% sure but it looks like the same test Dr Earl Miller in San Clemente has been using on me for my 3rd class medical. Give him a call at (949) 366-4185
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,776
Posted By JakeLewis22
RV8?

I agree with Steve.
The RV8 is a great airplane but if you plan to mainly do cross country flying with a passenger, you may want to sit in an 8 with your wife and see what you both think.
The...
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By JakeLewis22
Wing Rotisserie

I used an engine stand with a fabricated adapter on the inboard end and a length of ABS pipe with a sawhorse on the outboard end.
The pictures tell the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-03-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By JakeLewis22
Peel and stick GoPro mount

I've had several GoPro mounts on my airplane but I've always drilled and countersunk one hole in the center so I could screw it down along with the foam adhesive. Has anyone had a problem (at RV...
Forum: Texas (South) 04-28-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,834
Posted By JakeLewis22
Adventurepilot.com

Take a look at www.adventurepilot.com for flying destinations. You'll find that some of the information is outdated so don't trust everything on the site without verifying it first.
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,471
Posted By JakeLewis22
Broken tap

The first thing to try is a "Tap Extractor"
http://www.amazon.com/Walton-10104-Flute-Extractor-Square/dp/B0006NGFP0/ref=sr_1_13?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1446130228&sr=1-13&keywords=tap+extractor
You'll need...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,491
Posted By JakeLewis22
Nice job!

Bill,
Very nice work and as someone who had to rework a Sam James plenum, I can understand why you took on this task. The only thing I see that you may want to reconsider is the gap between the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By JakeLewis22
Thanks!

Thanks for the suggestion, it has been done
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By JakeLewis22
Back to the top

Moving this back to the top of the list for another pass. New, used or slightly damaged can fill my need.

Thanks!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-05-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By JakeLewis22
WTB - Wing Tip # W-715-1-R

I have a small side project going and I would like to purchase a new or used right wing tip for an RV7, part # W-715-1-R

If anyone has one that they're willing to part with, please let me know...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-16-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 529
Posted By JakeLewis22
Looking for a good community airport in the Dallas area

Four years ago I started a string on VAF to tell you about a 17-year-old who was flying a RV4 solo around the perimeter of the USA....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By JakeLewis22
Hanger space

There are hangers available at Corona but if you're not ready to start paying for one, try contacting EAA Chapter 92. I'm not sure if they are still doing it but they used to have a large hanger at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By JakeLewis22
RV confusion

On the flip side of this, how many times have you overheard someone say "RV" (as in motorhome) and your ears perk up?

As a builder who is afraid to add up all the receipts, I'm not so sure this is a...
Forum: California 04-04-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,710
Posted By JakeLewis22
Visit KAJO

Hi Peter,

Welcome to the USA and Corona. I hanger my RV7 at Corona Municipal Airport (KAKO) which is a few minutes drive from Aircraft Spruce (the downwind leg for KAJO flies right over Aircraft...
Forum: California 01-02-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By JakeLewis22
Looking for advice for flying into Santa Barbara

I'm attending a business meeting at the Bacara Resort in Goleta, CA on Saturday, January 10th. I'm looking for advice as to where to park my RV7 at Santa Barbara (KSBA) for the day as well as my best...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-10-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,544
Posted By JakeLewis22
Visit KAJO

Hi Steve,

I am 6'4", 240# and have a flying RV7 based at KAJO (Corona, CA). I made a few adjustments while building to accommodate my size and the airplane is cozy but very comfortable.

If you...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-19-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,568
Posted By JakeLewis22
THANKS TO ALL

I have a feeling I'm going to be finding reminders of this trip for some time to come.

Thank you Pat and Mike but most of all I'd like to thank Courtney and her crew for giving Jackie (aka Dakota) a...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-18-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,568
Posted By JakeLewis22
Dakota's adventure has begun

Dakota made the first leg of her trip from Corona, CA (KAJO) to Reno/Stead, NV (KRTS) on...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-13-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,568
Posted By JakeLewis22
DO YOU STILL WANT THE LAST LEG?

Mike,

SIG600 and I are still working out the details on this end but at this point I'm either meeting him in Santa Maria, CA or Reno, NV on Sunday.

If you're still willing to fly the last leg,...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-12-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,568
Posted By JakeLewis22
Don, Thanks for the heads up. Tanya, That's...

Don, Thanks for the heads up.

Tanya, That's exactly what I had in mind. This seems like the best option.

Sig600, give me a call

Thanks everyone!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-12-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,568
Posted By JakeLewis22
Sig, When you first offered the use of your RV8...

Sig,

When you first offered the use of your RV8 I couldn't picture a dog trying to hang on to the small back seat of an RV8 for 12+ hours of flight time. I sent you a PM with my phone number so we...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-12-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,568
Posted By JakeLewis22
Mike, you have inspired me! I called my sister...

Mike, you have inspired me!

I called my sister that lives in lives in Richardson, TX earlier this evening and told her about all this craziness. She is willing to give us and Dakota a place to stay...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,568
Posted By JakeLewis22
Wow Mike! Six hours, that's very generous! I...

Wow Mike! Six hours, that's very generous!

I plotted 6 hours at 160kts and that puts you a little east of Dallas, TX. Is that what you had in mind?
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,568
Posted By JakeLewis22
A Puppy Needs A Ride (I should say several rides)

A little over one year ago a young student (Tricia) in Fountain Valley, CA rescued a one year old Shepard/mix (Dakota) days before she was scheduled to be euthanized. Tricia has been accepted to a...
Forum: Texas (South) 07-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By JakeLewis22
Adventurepilot.com

The data on http://adventurepilot.com/ is a little out of date but it's still a great resource.
Forum: Southeast 05-02-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,774
Posted By JakeLewis22
Colonel Thacker

There is still at least one original P-82 pilot still kicking. Col. Robert Thacker USAF ret. set a speed record in the "Betty Jo" (his wife) in 1947....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,396
Posted By JakeLewis22
My new copilot

He can't quite reach the rudder pedals yet but it looks like my first grandchild (6 months old) is ready to fly.

http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq63/jakelewis22/GavinintheRV_zps405729a3.jpg
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-24-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By JakeLewis22
Waldo's BBQ at Lake Havasu (KHII) has closed/moved

I flew into Lake Havasu (KHII) yesterday for lunch at Waldo's BBQ and found an empty restaurant. I was informed that Waldo's had closed the airport location and moved it into town. I thought I'd...
Forum: California 02-03-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By JakeLewis22
Lycoming shipping crate near KAJO

I'm based at Corona (KAJO) and live in Mission Viejo and I need to ship my engine to Aerosport. Before I make up my own crate, I thought I'd ask if anyone locally had a sturdy 4 cyl Lycoming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,600
Posted By JakeLewis22
Condition Inspection Checklist in Word or Excel format & Logbook wording

Does anyone have the Condition Inspection Checklist below in Word or Excel format? I like the checklist but there's a few things I would like to change to apply to my airplane without having to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,594
Posted By JakeLewis22
Demo seats

Bernie, I have a little over 100 hours on the Sportsman seats in my RV7 and I love them. Sorry but I'm based at KAJO in SoCal but if you're at a point in your build where you can put seats in your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,354
Posted By JakeLewis22
Thanks for the information. I changed my calendar...

Thanks for the information. I changed my calendar alert to five months prior to the expiration date.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,354
Posted By JakeLewis22
Registration reminder

I assumed that the FAA would send me a renewal notice in advance just like the DMV does. To play it safe I just made an entry on my iPhone calendar to alert me one month prior to expiration. Thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,547
Posted By JakeLewis22
Another hole pattern

Cutting these fan holes was a slow and tedious process that I wouldn't want to attempt on a completed airplane but I'm happy with the results. I've never had a problem, even after sitting on the...
Forum: Northwest 05-06-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By JakeLewis22
Memorial weekend hanger at KAWO

I am planning (weather permitting) a trip to see my brother and his family in Arlington, Washington over the Memorial weekend. My plan is to arrive Saturday afternoon, May 25th and depart on Monday...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,031
Posted By JakeLewis22
Has anyone installed a locker in a 6, 7 or 9?

After attending my first fly-in with my RV7, I think it would be nice to have the ability to lock up a few valuables (2-Bose A20's and an iPad). The RV8's have a lock on the front baggage...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-23-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,796
Posted By JakeLewis22
Also 6'4"

If you make it to Southern California (KAJO) you're welcome to a ride but I'm sure you'll find someone close to home.

I'm also 6'4" (240#) and my first ride in an RV7 was disappointing. It turned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,792
Posted By JakeLewis22
I have been putting off the purchase of an iPad...

I have been putting off the purchase of an iPad for a few months because of the rumors that the Mini was coming. Foreflight recommends the iPad 3 because of its better display and faster processor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,704
Posted By JakeLewis22
Paul beat me to it but I had the same...

Paul beat me to it but I had the same conversation and I was told it was no longer an issue. I was told that some builders simply allow the cube to be supported by the fuel lines but I didn't feel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,704
Posted By JakeLewis22
Here are a few pictures of how I mounted my fuel...

Here are a few pictures of how I mounted my fuel flow sensor between the servo and the spider at the right front corner of the sump. I was concerned about mounting it to the engine but so far it's...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-24-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,546
Posted By JakeLewis22
Problem solved

In case anyone searches the archives in the future with a similar problem I thought I'd post a closing.

I installed a 70 amp pull-able breaker on the instrument panel and increased the alternator...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-19-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By JakeLewis22
As I recall, I needed to trim the arch shaped...

As I recall, I needed to trim the arch shaped notch at the bottom of F-712 to allow the weldment to move up slightly. It's been over three years since I built that part of my 7 so give Van's a call...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-18-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,546
Posted By JakeLewis22
New question

Has anyone noticed how many amps their alternator is putting out after starting the engine?

After looking at my data log it looks like the average right after the engine starts is 40 amps but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,546
Posted By JakeLewis22
60amp Alternator breaker pops (Question??)

I had the 60 amp alternator breaker pop Saturday after a difficult hot engine start (fuel injected Lyc w/101F OAT). I have a Plane Power 60amp alternator from Van's.

After reviewing the data log in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,235
Posted By JakeLewis22
Hi Bruce, I agree, I wanted the airplane to be...

Hi Bruce,

I agree, I wanted the airplane to be finished before it flew.

I started out posting pictures to photobucket so my brother could keep track of my progress and it turned into a quasi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,235
Posted By JakeLewis22
Thanks!

Thank you for the congratulations, compliments and well wishes. As I said before, the VAF community can take some of the credit. There were countless times I came to the search function on this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,235
Posted By JakeLewis22
It Flies!

The pile of parts that's been going together in my garage for the last 4 years, 9 months is officially a "flying machine". The first flight on Saturday 9/1/2012 was uneventful. The airplane flies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 88,602
Posted By JakeLewis22
N223J

I took my kids name's and birthday's and combined them.
Nicholas 4/23
Jaclyn 2/22
N223J
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By JakeLewis22
Revised numbers

I clicked on the "Read about First Flights" below Van's Hobbs meter and found that there is a breakdown of the completions by model number. I plugged those numbers into the Excel file and it makes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By JakeLewis22
Scott Risan's numbers

As I watched George's video few days ago I jotted down the numbers as Scott Risan read them. The note pad has been sitting on my desk and out of boredom I plugged them into Excel. (What can I say,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,303
Posted By JakeLewis22
Cover recommendation?

This is a very timely thread. I've been thinking about installing a canopy lock on my 7 slider but the cover only argument makes a lot of sense to me. Can anyone recommend a good cover or should I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,384
Posted By JakeLewis22
Fuel Lube clean up

Can anyone confirm this? I need to clean up some EZ-Turn Fuel Lube at the airport and I'd like to show up prepared on Saturday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,107
Posted By JakeLewis22
I would suggest a reminder email on the...

I would suggest a reminder email on the anniversary of your last donation and leave the method to the individual or list different ways to contribute (check, PayPal, chickens, etc.). I know PayPal...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,383
Posted By JakeLewis22
Pitot routing

My plane isn't flying yet so everything isn't tied up yet but this may help. The pitot is the red plastic...
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