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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By SmilingJack
I believe Stein wired it up for Don.

I believe Stein wired it up for Don.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By SmilingJack
Thats what Iím thinking now. But I wanted to...

Thats what Iím thinking now. But I wanted to get my data out on this tread since I know how consistent I have been using the battery minder.

When I lived in NY I thought it was a good idea in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By SmilingJack
I’ve had a Battery Minder since first flight and...

I’ve had a Battery Minder since first flight and have plugged my airplane into it after every flight (except when away from home).

8 years flying and about 2 months ago I installed my 3rd battery -...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,291
Posted By SmilingJack
First.... Respect to you Caleb on your job! ...

First.... Respect to you Caleb on your job!

Congrats on your trip!

:cool:
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-19-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By SmilingJack
Very cool! :cool: Congrats!

Very cool! :cool:

Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By SmilingJack
Nice Family and Nice Airplane! Congrats!

Nice Family and Nice Airplane!

Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,704
Posted By SmilingJack
Nice Job Bill!

Nice Job Bill!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,006
Posted By SmilingJack
Congrats Turbo! Man....I miss that Jafrey Ice...

Congrats Turbo!

Man....I miss that Jafrey Ice Cream :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,082
Posted By SmilingJack
Me thinks Alan is in research mode for a price...

Me thinks Alan is in research mode for a price point :D

I see a new product coming.....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By SmilingJack
8 years and havenít seen any wear on my McFarlane...

8 years and havenít seen any wear on my McFarlane baffle material.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By SmilingJack
I wonder how the proof of insurance is handled...

I wonder how the proof of insurance is handled for those of us that rent from an airport and not own the hangar.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-27-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,812
Posted By SmilingJack
Nice Pic’s Chris! I haven’t had my airplane west...

Nice Pic’s Chris!

I haven’t had my airplane west of the Mississippi, but have been to these places in the “work” airplane.

Brings back good memories and makes me want to fly the “real” airplane out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By SmilingJack
The hardest part is pulling the tanks off. ...

The hardest part is pulling the tanks off. Last time I took my tank off it was to repair a leak at the sump.... since it had been a long time since the build I forgot there was 3 bolts at each...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By SmilingJack
I have that adhesive grip strip in the cockpit...

I have that adhesive grip strip in the cockpit and it has lasted almost 8 years now.

On my wings I have ďpainted grip/anti slipĒ and it also has lasted almost 8 years and still going strong.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By SmilingJack
Like Brantel said, order the specific 4 digit...

Like Brantel said, order the specific 4 digit part number, but I donít recommend ordering from Amazon. I did that and DID order the exact 4 digit part number only to receive the non-fixed...
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By SmilingJack
Not over 800kts! :D My GIB uses it all the time...

Not over 800kts! :D

My GIB uses it all the time on her Foreflight app.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-13-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By SmilingJack
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=125262&page=4

Look at this post.

Post #40 will give you the website for the part you need.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By SmilingJack
Thanks Larry, Looks like it can wait until the...

Thanks Larry, Looks like it can wait until the condition inspection for me.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By SmilingJack
Pmag v41 ?

Does anyone have an opinion of upgrading their Pmag to v41?

I did the update to v40 for the possibility of losing timing, but it doesnít seem like this one is critical and is more a recommended...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By SmilingJack
I had that once and found that my EGT connection...

I had that once and found that my EGT connection at the engine side was loose. I disconnected, applied more electronic lube, tighten the female side of the blade connector slightly and it fixed it.
Forum: Southeast 02-26-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By SmilingJack
Was there a few months back. Sheltair was great!...

Was there a few months back. Sheltair was great! No fee with purchase of fuel when I was there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By SmilingJack
I did not do my first flight on my airplane. 1 -...

I did not do my first flight on my airplane.

1 - Because it is a taildragger the insurance company would not allow me with my low taildragger time.

2 - I had my close friend with ovr 1000 hours in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-10-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By SmilingJack
ďThe BoneĒ

Ron,

I have “The Bone” and it seems to work good for me. It has big wheels so it doesn’t get stuck on pebbles or cords, it just rolls over them with its big wheels.

Here is another creeper that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,020
Posted By SmilingJack
I did what you did Ray. Installed (in my case 2)...

I did what you did Ray.

Installed (in my case 2) switch(s) that enable or disable the GIB stick buttons.

I installed 2 so I can enable the small stuff - pitch and roll trim with one switch for the...
Forum: GPS 02-05-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,850
Posted By SmilingJack
Bob, I have an AFS and a Garmin. My AFS...

Bob,

I have an AFS and a Garmin.

My AFS subscription is FULL VFR and IFR for a lifetime subsciption that cost about $350.

I donít fly IFR, but keep my airplane IFR certified just in case I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By SmilingJack
Good youtube! I like that app better than...

Good youtube! I like that app better than using DLC clearances. Too bad the avionics manufacturers and governments didnt take thus approach.

ForeFlight is moving quick on these things too. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,957
Posted By SmilingJack
Better Late than Never!

Next month will be 10 years since I got my tail kit. I felt like I was late to the party back then :D

And now we hit 10,000! And the party is just starting!

Congrats to all of us :D:D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-26-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,222
Posted By SmilingJack
Not used to seeing bumps in the earth :D Nice...

Not used to seeing bumps in the earth :D

Nice pictures Mike.

Going to be 80 here tomorrow, but I would trade it for that flight you did!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By SmilingJack
I used to drop a cylinder here and there when I...

I used to drop a cylinder here and there when I had aviation plugs with my dual Pmags.

The issue was the crappy Aviation Plug connectors that screwed onto the Spark plug.

It would cut the wires...
Forum: ADS-B 11-21-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,885
Posted By SmilingJack
Iíll let big brother watch me anytime they...

Iíll let big brother watch me anytime they want!

But, hopefully everyone flying ďWithĒ ADSb will be watching me too...

I really think it is a great tool for collision avoidance (along with your...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,779
Posted By SmilingJack
Hey Bill, is that a safeair...

Hey Bill, is that a safeair mast?

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/archive/index.php?t-127359.html

It looks like my old one that cracked and had to be replaced.
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By SmilingJack
Wait a minute! You are suppose to be working...

Wait a minute! You are suppose to be working them wheel pants still!

Well, I guess we all know now how you are moving so quickly on each part!

Seems Phoenix is doing all the tough stuff :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By SmilingJack
I peel your fain! :D I used Valspar to paint my...

I peel your fain! :D

I used Valspar to paint my interior and in certain areaís it did the same thing.

I had to wipe it off, scotchbrote it and reapply.

That was the hard part....i am to impatient...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,514
Posted By SmilingJack
Mine has to be replaced...I have 7 years on it...

Mine has to be replaced...I have 7 years on it and it has worked perfectly!

But, I share a simliar frustration about price and product.

My CoGuardian model I purchaed 7 years ago is no longer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By SmilingJack
Looks good Rob! Canít wait to check out the new...

Looks good Rob!

Canít wait to check out the new GMeter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By SmilingJack
Sounds like Alan has to modify his inventory for...

Sounds like Alan has to modify his inventory for you guys! :D


He sells 1 1/2 & 1 3/4, but not 1 1/4

https://antisplataero.com/products/axle-nose-fork-nut-wrench
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,278
Posted By SmilingJack
What? Am I that Florida guy? :D Yes, the 16MB...

What? Am I that Florida guy? :D

Yes, the 16MB SD works fine. I just upgraded to that a few cycles ago since my 2MB no longer handled the data update for my new GDU470.

Iíll lone yu mine if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,278
Posted By SmilingJack
Scotty! Do what Bluelabel says! Format the disk...

Scotty!

Do what Bluelabel says!

Format the disk eveytime!

That is the trick...

Oh.... and don’t go to the “GahMin” website..... you have to use the “GARMIN” website :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,468
Posted By SmilingJack
Sorry....have to ask....did you install...

Sorry....have to ask....did you install pilot/static lines to this? It just souds like you are reading GPS altitude.

Not having a G5 ...maybe there is a setting GPS alt or Pressure Alt if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,717
Posted By SmilingJack
Jesse, As Pat said, I have relocated to OKC with...

Jesse,

As Pat said, I have relocated to OKC with my work airplane.

My RV8 is parked in my work hangar at the KAPF airport.

I think my hangar is the strongest hurriance rated hangar there....but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,069
Posted By SmilingJack
I think I was at $3k the first year, then about...

I think I was at $3k the first year, then about $2k for a few years and the last couple years $1500, and now about $1100


I am thinking it will now stabilize and be even with the nose wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,069
Posted By SmilingJack
Cube, I had thousands of hours of nose wheel...

Cube,

I had thousands of hours of nose wheel time and ZERO tailwheel time when I finished my -8.

I am paying 66% cheaper then the first year now that I have a few hundred hours of tailwheel. So...
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,079
Posted By SmilingJack
I saw this airplane today in VRB! What a...

I saw this airplane today in VRB!

What a beautiful airplane.

Funny, I could have swore 2 women were flying it and no WoodmanRog in site :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By SmilingJack
Now that is a great recommendation! I always...

Now that is a great recommendation!

I always make sure he Inside felt material is soft and clean...

But, I just didn't think about the canopy :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,034
Posted By SmilingJack
Paul, How do you like the fuel shut off? Seems...

Paul,

How do you like the fuel shut off?

Seems like an odd design.... down position turning fuel ON seems like a good failsafe, but it just seems a little wonky to have a push/pull type fuel valve.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,778
Posted By SmilingJack
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/25925718...

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2592571836168538627?source=News&utm_source=Unknown&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=en-US%20Delivery%2C%20New%20Product%20Announcement%20Webinar%20eBlast%2C%20MC...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By SmilingJack
I PowderCoated mine and they seem to be wearing...

I PowderCoated mine and they seem to be wearing well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By SmilingJack
Thanks for the heads up. I like the new page,...

Thanks for the heads up.

I like the new page, just a little hard to find the software and database updates.

But now that I took it for a test drive I see them.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By SmilingJack
Ron, Please let us know how you make out. ...

Ron,

Please let us know how you make out.

Hopefully Marc will respond to what the yellow light is.

I have a VP100 and was lucky to buy a backup from a fellow =VAF='er

Good luck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By SmilingJack
Look at post #203 in Brian's panel upgrade. I...

Look at post #203 in Brian's panel upgrade. I think this thread is a few panels ago for Brantel, but he did do what you want to do and think it worked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By SmilingJack
If you are talking about the GDU370 or GDU375, I...

If you are talking about the GDU370 or GDU375, I don't think so.

They have there own mounting system dirctly to the panel.

4 screws into and backing plate.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,300
Posted By SmilingJack
I had an old car sunshade - foil type - cut it to...

I had an old car sunshade - foil type - cut it to fit the front windscreen.

For longer than "lunch" parking I use my Bruce's canopy cover.

When I am just a lunch stop I throw up the Foil shade and...
Forum: Oregon 06-03-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By SmilingJack
Short drive from PDX

http://www.oregon.com/attractions/multnomah_falls
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,390
Posted By SmilingJack
Hmmm....Todd and Vlad you learn me something...

Hmmm....Todd and Vlad you learn me something everyday :D

I wasn't aware of a PIN.

I have flown in there Part 91 with a waiver and have all the finger printing approval and waiver approvals.

I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,390
Posted By SmilingJack
You won't be able to fly/land at DCA without...

You won't be able to fly/land at DCA without being DASSP approved and bring along an ASO (Armed Security Officer).

Maybe fly into Manassas or Leesburgh???

Flying into DCA is fun! Flying those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 41,347
Posted By SmilingJack
I agree. I posted the feelings from my AME...

I agree. I posted the feelings from my AME and why he will NOT sign off on a BasicMed.

I think like Dan posted. We need to get together for ALL and push AOPA and EAA to help support this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 41,347
Posted By SmilingJack
We could just add "plan to get a "MiniMed" once...

We could just add "plan to get a "MiniMed" once my 3rd class expires :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 41,347
Posted By SmilingJack
If I knew how I would do it... Someone should do...

If I knew how I would do it...

Someone should do a "Poll" on what RV'er's are getting these days.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, or BasicMed

Seems like a lot of pilots here are doing the "MiniMed"!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 41,347
Posted By SmilingJack
But what happens if a BasicMed pilot runs into an...

But what happens if a BasicMed pilot runs into an A380 full of Passengers?

I'm just relaying what my AME's concens were...

Everything is a "risk" in life, just have to manage it as best as we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 41,347
Posted By SmilingJack
Just had a 1st class medical today with my...

Just had a 1st class medical today with my AME.

He said he won't touch the BasicMed's due to liability.

Originally, he had thought it would be nice to give BasicMed's without the FAA process of the...
Forum: RV-12 05-02-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,625
Posted By SmilingJack
My wife flys in my -8 all the time and uses an...

My wife flys in my -8 all the time and uses an ipad as a non pilot. Put an ipad on her side with an aviation app to she can help and/or keep busy during the flight.

Seems like it will ve...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-01-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 63,598
Posted By SmilingJack
Gene, from your post it appears you are only...

Gene, from your post it appears you are only changing out the "Black" panel parts.

I would call SteinAir and ask him to cut and paint new ones that fit your new equipment.

I think as long as you...
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