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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-05-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By jjhoneck
Your Invitation to the 15th Annual North 40 H.O.P.S. Party at Oshkosh -- 1 of 3

This is your official invitation to our annual HOPS Party in the North 40 during Oshkosh Airventure. ("HOPS" stands for "Homebuilt, Owning, Piloting, and Student" -- the old rec.aviation Usenet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 560
Posted By jjhoneck
14th Annual North 40 "HOPS Party" Invitation

This is your official invitation to our annual HOPS Party in the North 40 during Oshkosh Airventure. ("HOPS" stands for "Homebuilt, Owning, Piloting, and Student" -- the old rec.aviation Usenet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 99,793
Posted By jjhoneck
Just inspected my RV-8A Built: 2003. Hours:...

Just inspected my RV-8A

Built: 2003.
Hours: 687

Inspected visually and with cell phone camera. No cracks observed.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,160
Posted By jjhoneck
That is beautiful!

That is beautiful!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,415
Posted By jjhoneck
Crikey! I've done the FISK approach many times,...

Crikey! I've done the FISK approach many times, and never had that happen.

We've been put in the Green and Rush Lake holds a few times, but nothing like what happened to you. To you rookies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,894
Posted By jjhoneck
Awesome OSH Aerial Pic

This photo was widely published during the show, by EAA itself and many others (including me).

After some creative whining and begging, the photographer has made it available for us to purchase....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-13-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,373
Posted By jjhoneck
We look forward to seeing y'all! T-minus 5 days...

We look forward to seeing y'all!

T-minus 5 days till we launch for OSH!
Forum: Safety 06-28-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 768
Posted By jjhoneck
Ballistic Parachute in an RV-8A?

Anyone tried it? It seems like the forward luggage compartment might work?

(Back story: Mary and I were talking about safety enhancements, on a 2 hour flight today, and how much safer flying is...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-27-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,373
Posted By jjhoneck
2nd Call -- You're invited to the 13th Annual N40 H.O.P.S. Party

This is your official invitation to our annual HOPS Party in the North 40 during Oshkosh Airventure. ("HOPS" stands for "Homebuilt, Owning, Piloting, and Student" -- the old rec.aviation Usenet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,194
Posted By jjhoneck
"The tail wheel design was an engineering error....

"The tail wheel design was an engineering error. And was abandoned by every military and civilian airlines on this planet."

I know you said it tongue-in-cheek, but it's quite true. There's a front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,709
Posted By jjhoneck
That's really great. Our back cockpit is COLD!

That's really great. Our back cockpit is COLD!
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 03-14-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,588
Posted By jjhoneck
I had zero tailwheel time. Thus, the difference...

I had zero tailwheel time. Thus, the difference in insurance.

I'm sure once you've proven to the bureaucrats that you can fly a tailwheel safely, the insurance price difference shrinks, but for...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 03-14-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,588
Posted By jjhoneck
When I bought my 8A in 2013, the differential...

When I bought my 8A in 2013, the differential between nosewheel and tailwheel was almost $1000/year for insurance.

It's not insignificant.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 03-12-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,588
Posted By jjhoneck
Judging by the differential in insurance costs...

Judging by the differential in insurance costs between an -8 and and -8A, you would make the insurance companies very unhappy if you were able to successfully stamp out all nosewheels.

The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,437
Posted By jjhoneck
That is good to know.

That is good to know.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-07-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,290
Posted By jjhoneck
Curious as to why you're not considering the GRT...

Curious as to why you're not considering the GRT Horizon Hxr?

We have had this amazing EFIS in our RV-8A for a smidge over a year, now, and couldn't be happier. It has been bulletproof and does...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-22-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,368
Posted By jjhoneck
Steel parts are not good down here on the coast. ...

Steel parts are not good down here on the coast.

Plastic rusts, down here! :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-22-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,368
Posted By jjhoneck
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I thought...

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I thought the exhaust pipe couldn't be mounted rigidly to the motor mount? I thought it had to be mounted to the engine, so that (when the engine moved...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-22-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,534
Posted By jjhoneck
Thanks for sharing that, Walt!

Thanks for sharing that, Walt!
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-21-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,368
Posted By jjhoneck
I have been told that the new Vetterman exhaust...

I have been told that the new Vetterman exhaust hangars are stainless steel, not aluminum. True?

Really the ONLY problem I've had with our RV-8A (in 20 months and 200+ hours) is the copper...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-18-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By jjhoneck
Cool, thanks for the info. We will try to make...

Cool, thanks for the info. We will try to make the next one!

And if you guys ever want to do a fly-out for the meeting, we could either host y'all at the hotel, or at our new hangar in Ingleside. ...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-18-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By jjhoneck
Hey guys -- Is this a monthly event? Is it the...

Hey guys -- Is this a monthly event?

Is it the sort of thing regular RV flyers can attend, or is it for builders only?

Do you rotate the location to different airports, or is it always at...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-02-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,445
Posted By jjhoneck
Right now, the space is rented on a month to...

Right now, the space is rented on a month to month basis. They have an accepted offer on the plane, though, so I expect it to be gone shortly.

Email me at jjhoneck@gmail.com, please, and we will...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-13-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,445
Posted By jjhoneck
Hangar Space Available Ingleside, TX (KTFP)

Mary and I have bought a hangar at KTFP, Ingleside, Texas. We take possession on 1/1/14.

It's a large, 3-aircraft hangar with a bathroom and electricity. We should have room for an RV shortly...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-12-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,675
Posted By jjhoneck
New Year's Eve on Mustang Island

Where: Amelias Landing Hotel, Port Aransas, Texas, on Mustang Island

When: 12/31/14

It's become a tradition to come up with a whiz-bang special for y'all on New Years Eve. So, for the 13th...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,799
Posted By jjhoneck
Thanks for posting this. I bought the...

Thanks for posting this.

I bought the (worthless) AirGizmo rudder lock at OSH 13. I then looked at the other (incredibly expensive) rudder/stick lock options at OSH 14, and decided it wasn't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,206
Posted By jjhoneck
You're in Poysippi, eh? (Man, I am from...

You're in Poysippi, eh? (Man, I am from Wisconsin, and I had to look that one up! :) )

Can you get to the Minneapolis area, or is that too far? Tom Berge does transition training there. (He will...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,184
Posted By jjhoneck
As the great Bob Hoover says: "Fly the plane as...

As the great Bob Hoover says: "Fly the plane as far into the crash as possible."
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-01-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,559
Posted By jjhoneck
We use this in our RV-8A:...

We use this in our RV-8A:

http://www.rammount.com/Gallery/images/RAM-B-121-UN8U/high/RAM-B-121-UN8U.jpg

RAM Yoke Clamp Mount with X-Grip® II Universal Clamping Cradle for 7" Tablets
The...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,028
Posted By jjhoneck
Buy and install this: ...

Buy and install this: http://www.commitlift.com/usbchargers.html

Seriously good stuff. It keeps my Nexus 7 tablet (and cell phone) fully charged, even at maximum brightness.
Forum: ADS-B 10-13-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,579
Posted By jjhoneck
The only real downside of this is that I...

The only real downside of this is that I installed the hub behind the panel in order to free up my panel-mounted USB port for doing updates. Obviously the ability to recognize only one thumb drive...
Forum: ADS-B 10-11-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,579
Posted By jjhoneck
Hopefully this will save someone some time? Here...

Hopefully this will save someone some time? Here is an FYI sort of gotcha when doing the GRT software upgrade:

If you have a USB multiport hub, and you have the sectional charts on a thumb drive...
Forum: ADS-B 10-10-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,579
Posted By jjhoneck
Woot! Cool stuff! Thanks Katie, and GRT! :)

Woot! Cool stuff! Thanks Katie, and GRT! :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,931
Posted By jjhoneck
In 15 years, when our "panels" are projected on...

In 15 years, when our "panels" are projected on our eyes by GoogleGlass Version 23.4, this thread will look as quaint as a discussion of ice boxes. :D

That said, in the interim, I am VERY happy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By jjhoneck
The City initially planned to close the airport...

The City initially planned to close the airport to resurface the ramp, which has become a sea of tiny prop-grinding gravel, thanks to the decision by some non-aviation type to use highway chip-seal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By jjhoneck
Port Aransas Airport (KRAS) to Reopen Sat, 10/4/14

It was announced this morning that Mustang Beach Airport (KRAS) will reopen for DAYTIME OPS ONLY tomorrow at 0800.

No word yet on when it will resume 24/7 ops.

C'mon back to de island -- the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,426
Posted By jjhoneck
What a great weekend! We met up with a group of...

What a great weekend! We met up with a group of friends from Wisconsin, and hooked up with a few folks from Texas and Iowa.

Saturday was the best day, from my standpoint. Yes, the Masters flying...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By jjhoneck
Inexplicably, they are installing a fence (that...

Inexplicably, they are installing a fence (that we sort of need) and new replacement runway lights (that we don't need at all).

Meanwhile, the hangars and ramp repairs that we are all clamoring for...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By jjhoneck
Haw! I always make fun of people who call us...

Haw! I always make fun of people who call us "Port Arkansas", too! :o

Stupid chell specker... :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By jjhoneck
Port Aransas, TX to close Airport for September

To our fly-in guests on VAF:

Port Aransas is closing our Mustang Beach Airport (KRAS) for one month, starting at 6 AM on Tuesday, September 2nd. For most of us, this means we must have our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,813
Posted By jjhoneck
I will be the lone wolf, crying in the homebuilt...

I will be the lone wolf, crying in the homebuilt universe here, when I tell you that y'all are crazy to overlook the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

1. Faster processor
2. Better/brighter display
3. Built in...
Forum: ADS-B 08-24-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By jjhoneck
The two SkyRadar antennas are permanent, mounted...

The two SkyRadar antennas are permanent, mounted on the bottom of the plane.

The GDL-39 antenna is the little one that comes with the unit, and is mounted inside the front cockpit, on the right...
Forum: ADS-B 08-24-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By jjhoneck
BTW: Mac has a good article in EAA Sport Aviation...

BTW: Mac has a good article in EAA Sport Aviation this month about "What happens if you don't add ADS-B by 2020?".

The bottom line answer, for many of us, is "nothing". Basically, you won't be able...
Forum: ADS-B 08-23-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By jjhoneck
I expect you're probably right, Walt. Up in your...

I expect you're probably right, Walt. Up in your neck of the woods, they may have ADS-B on rails.

Today's flight was a perfect illustration: KRAS (Mustang Island) to 11R (Brenham). We departed and...
Forum: ADS-B 08-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By jjhoneck
I have acknowledged, both here an in other...

I have acknowledged, both here an in other forums, that to date Jim is the ONLY person in the FAA that I have discovered who knows (or cares) about ADS-B as it applies to general aviation. There may...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By jjhoneck
This is EXACTLY what we see, all the time. And...

This is EXACTLY what we see, all the time. And it's exactly why I am growing so frustrated with this overpriced toy.

Grrr. We are promised improvement to a system in which we have no input, and...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By jjhoneck
We have dual external antennas for the Skyradar...

We have dual external antennas for the Skyradar (that is connected directly to the GRT Horizon HXr via USB, and an internal antenna on our GDL-39, connected via Bluetooth to the Nexus 7.

The system...
Forum: ADS-B 08-19-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By jjhoneck
There is no on-board indicator in the Horizon,...

There is no on-board indicator in the Horizon, except for how many ADS-B ground stations are being received. When it goes to "0", we have no idea why. And there are NO controllers "savvy" to the...
Forum: ADS-B 08-19-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By jjhoneck
Here's an example: Just a typical flight here...

Here's an example: Just a typical flight here yesterday, from the coast up to Cotulla, TX and back. About a 2-hour round trip.

On departure, we had traffic immediately, and radar. All was well....
Forum: ADS-B 08-19-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By jjhoneck
The ADS-B System is flawed

I've flown with ADS-B in for 13 months. I've flown with a panel mounted ADS-B in/out avionics system (GRT Horizon HXR/SkyRadar/Trig TT-22) for six months.

After this length of time, and dozens of...
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,351
Posted By jjhoneck
Just a data point: This ghosting happens...

Just a data point: This ghosting happens occasionally on our GRT Horizon HXr/SkyRadar/Trig TT-22 ADS-B in/out set up, too.

BTW: There's quite a lively discussion of this (and all other aspects of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-17-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 44,435
Posted By jjhoneck
I looked at both Garmin and Dynon...and went with...

I looked at both Garmin and Dynon...and went with the GRT Horizon HXr.

It's been six months. I haven't regretted my decision. The danged thing amazes me on virtually every flight.

Just another...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,500
Posted By jjhoneck
SIXTEEN cases of oil!? I take it you flew the...

SIXTEEN cases of oil!?

I take it you flew the Caravan up? :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 552,053
Posted By jjhoneck
Interesting. What's the thinking behind using a...

Interesting. What's the thinking behind using a T-handle throttle quadrant, but a vernier mixture control?

Ours is all on the throttle quadrant.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-09-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,500
Posted By jjhoneck
Interesting. The guys at the Aerox booth were...

Interesting. The guys at the Aerox booth were also filling competitor's bottles. A nice touch.

We bought another Aerox bottle, so we got both of ours filled. Cost: $0.00. Nice.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-08-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,500
Posted By jjhoneck
Wow -- that IS a steal! Good job!

Wow -- that IS a steal! Good job!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-08-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,500
Posted By jjhoneck
Cool! I've got pix of my kids getting their hats...

Cool! I've got pix of my kids getting their hats signed by Bob, back in the mid-to-late 90s. He's a real gentleman, and we are blessed to still have him (and Bud) with us.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-08-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,500
Posted By jjhoneck
So Whuddja Buy at Oshkosh 2014?

Mary and I were looking for a 406 MHZ ELT, but ended up buying a 406 MHZ Personal Locator Beacon instead. We also picked up a second O2 tank, to make keeping ourselves oxygenated easier.

We also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,893
Posted By jjhoneck
Just a datapoint for you: We've landed at dozens...

Just a datapoint for you: We've landed at dozens of airports since installing our Horizon HXr, and runways are dead-nuts on, right down to the numbers on the runway. When I am touching down on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,114
Posted By jjhoneck
http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-airventure-ne...

http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-webcams

Enjoy!
Forum: Interiors 07-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,355
Posted By jjhoneck
One honest question for the sound-proofers: Why...

One honest question for the sound-proofers: Why go to such great lengths to attenuate noise, when a good pair of Lightspeed ANR headsets is proven to be more effective?

It just seems like the risks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,101
Posted By jjhoneck
For me, speed is essential. Owning a small...

For me, speed is essential.

Owning a small business means that I can't usually be gone for long, and I have to be able to react quickly in an emergency. If someone doesn't show up for their shift,...
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