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Forum: Northeast 09-16-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By Captain_John
Nice work Dave! You did a great job! ;) CJ

Nice work Dave! You did a great job!

;) CJ
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-11-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Captain_John
What a great bunch the RV community is! I...

What a great bunch the RV community is! I appreciate it!

Gary, thank you very much!

:) John
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-11-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Captain_John
WTB 2' pitot static/air brake hose

I'm in the process of upgrading my panel and am installing a Garmin G5 backup to my g3x system. I cannot locate my leftover tubing for my pitot-static connections.

Does anyone have two or three feet...
Forum: Northeast 09-10-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,806
Posted By Captain_John
Counting on it! Bobby, I hope you make it for the...

Counting on it! Bobby, I hope you make it for the longest commute! It will be good to see you again!

:) CJ
Forum: Southeast 08-28-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,497
Posted By Captain_John
Okay, cool! I've been dying to get down there and...

Okay, cool! I've been dying to get down there and check it out. I put it in the schedule. Let's see if I can pull it off. Jeff, it'll be great to see you again!

;) CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By Captain_John
Russki, see you soon in Belfast! Those look like...

Russki, see you soon in Belfast! Those look like some very tasty berries!

;) CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,966
Posted By Captain_John
You should get your instrument rating! Believe...

You should get your instrument rating! Believe me, if I can do it, you can too!

Get er done!

:cool: CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,966
Posted By Captain_John
Mikey, great job reporting! Mitch and I look...

Mikey, great job reporting! Mitch and I look forward to next year! Maybe you need to add a trip to either Massachusetts or Maine next year for some more entertainment? Hahaha see you soon!

:) CJ
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,932
Posted By Captain_John
Brian, good for you! I'm wondering whether or not...

Brian, good for you! I'm wondering whether or not I should build something again also. I would build a 10, but I don't have that many friends! LOL looking forward to seeing your progress!

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By Captain_John
Ken, here is a link from a fellow builder named...

Ken, here is a link from a fellow builder named Paul Trotter.

https://www.rivetbangers.com/documents/tank_sealant.pdf

He thoroughly researched and wrote about the subject of sealant in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Captain_John
Jerry, the beer tasting was a great hit once...

Jerry, the beer tasting was a great hit once again! We could not have done it without your support. The real Thanks goes to you!

;) CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-04-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, nice! Thanks again for having us! I'm...

Mike, nice!

Thanks again for having us! I'm wearing my shirt right now too! I hope your boss likes it!

I hope to see you again next summer!

I still plan on adding a few more videos from the trip...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-03-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Turbo, the freezing levels during the week that I...

Turbo, the freezing levels during the week that I visited were around 11,000. Depending on MSA’s, it is doable. On the Ketchikan to Bellingham, WA leg, I had to climb to 13,000 to get on top. It was...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, nice to meet you on the day you took your...

Mike, nice to meet you on the day you took your first flight in your airplane! Congratulations and see you at the lobster festival! I'll probably be there early and meet you guys for dinner on Friday...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-29-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,419
Posted By Captain_John
Yes, and it made for a great kick start for the...

Yes, and it made for a great kick start for the evening!

;) CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-26-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Cool It was great to see everyone at the...

It was great to see everyone at the airshow!

What a great way to wrap up a great trip!

Looks like the plan is to leave sometime tomorrow morning. If I didn't get a chance to see you this year I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-21-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Bill and Dan, see you guys at the beer...

Bill and Dan, see you guys at the beer tasting!

Mike and Steve, as it turns out we did not go to Jackson Hole. We ended up in Hulett Wyoming and it's a great little town as you will see in this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-21-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,429
Posted By Captain_John
So, I am wondering which firmware I have as my...

So, I am wondering which firmware I have as my unit was purchased early 2014.

To save me some time, what is the procedure that will tell me what release I have loaded?

:confused: CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By Captain_John
Great town! However you can take a pass on the...

Great town!

However you can take a pass on the west rib... the service there is poor and the staff is rude. It seems like you are always inconveniencing them and they hate travelers from away....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,429
Posted By Captain_John
Oh yeah... 327! The trip is going great! So are...

Oh yeah... 327! The trip is going great! So are the avionics!

:D CJ
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,429
Posted By Captain_John
I plan on stopping by. Do you have loaner Allen...

I plan on stopping by. Do you have loaner Allen wrenches too? I’m on my way back from Alaska and didn’t bring one with me.

What benefit would I get from the new firmware with a legacy G3x (37x) and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Like I always say, I would rather be lucky than...

Like I always say, I would rather be lucky than good anytime!

We are in Bellingham, Washington now. Made the trip from Your place in Nikiski, AK (PAEN) to here (KBLI) in exactly 9 hours with stops...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,112
Posted By Captain_John
...similar question to above, would adding G5 to...

...similar question to above, would adding G5 to a legacy 37X system allow VNAV functionality?

:confused: CJ

P.S. love the querty keyboard!!!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-17-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
I feel honored! ;) CJ

I feel honored!

;) CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-17-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Doc, you really know your birds! I guess that's...

Doc, you really know your birds! I guess that's because you've been flipped it so many times! Lol

;) CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-17-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Russki, not all IMC... the entire trip has been a...

Russki, not all IMC... the entire trip has been a mix of IFR and VFR. There have been a couple legs that I have done RFR (Russian Flight Rules) if you know what I mean! LOL


We have been so busy on...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-16-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Update! I caught a decent chum salmon. We are...

Update!

I caught a decent chum salmon. We are grilling it for lunch right now!

https://youtu.be/uRSTncnV3FM

Markham got skunked though. You wouldn’t know it by this video clip...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-16-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Thanks! We just got out on the river and nobody...

Thanks! We just got out on the river and nobody is having any luck. We are very optimistic still! See you later this afternoon/ evening.

:cool: CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-15-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Let me try again. I'm glad...

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Let me try again. I'm glad you guys are enjoying the videos. Post replies so that I know that somebody is actually watching them!

https://youtu.be/uE3YcdGEa3U

;) CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-15-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Here are three more clips from my trip to the...

Here are three more clips from my trip to the Ruth glacier on the south side of Denali. The videos do not do it justice. The scenery is totally breathtaking. The air taxi operation charges 300 to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-15-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,653
Posted By Captain_John
Todd, that place is a hidden jewel! BTW, my...

Todd, that place is a hidden jewel! BTW, my Verizon phone works fine there. What service do you have?

I try to make it at least once per year fo the soft shell crabs.

Sounds like you really enjoyed...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-14-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Catman, yup... We got stories and some of them...

Catman, yup... We got stories and some of them are true!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

In the meantime, check out this clip from Denali!

https://youtu.be/zjHSvAipovs

;) CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-14-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Cool, I am glad that you are enjoying the short...

Cool, I am glad that you are enjoying the short videos. That is easy to do. I will shoot some more.

As I always suspected, I should have done the IFR thing a long time ago! Makes traveling soooooo...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-14-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Oh yeah... then there’s this quick...

Oh yeah... then there’s this quick clip.

https://youtu.be/mTSYFEPZUqs

Beautiful scenery!

:D CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-14-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, I plan on seeing you tomorrow, but I have...

Mike, I plan on seeing you tomorrow, but I have some plans in the morning to do some flying around the Talkeetna area before I make my way south.

So, I made this video about my experience at...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, oh... we will make it! We will cross the...

Mike, oh... we will make it! We will cross the border tomorrow. We are having dinner now. I will call you tomorrow!

;) CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Looks like I have to go there!!! We are in...

Looks like I have to go there!!!

We are in Whitehorse now. I think that I might have a bad spark plug lead... If anyone is in the area and knows how to re-terminate a plug wire lead, shoot me a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Today the plan is to fly the trench route from...

Today the plan is to fly the trench route from Mackenzie to Watson Lake. We are going to get gas at Watson Lake and then on to Whitehorse to initiate customs in Anchorage.

The plan is to take lots...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-11-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, I do have the link to the web cams. I am in...

Mike, I do have the link to the web cams. I am in Regina right now making My Way North. Looks like Westlock has a credit card system for fuel and I will be stopping there.

I have taken a few...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-09-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Russki, I didn’t make it too far today. We left...

Russki, I didn’t make it too far today. We left Alfio’s late after getting Canuckistan airspace briefing. Ugh... a VERY different place than the USA, but I am enjoying the difference! We are in Gore...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-09-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By Captain_John
Boston to Alaska...

Hey all,

We, myself and my co-pilot Markham are making the journey right now and are in Ottawa as I write this, staying with fellow VAF’er, ALFIO! Thank you ALFIO!

This morning I will be pointing...
Forum: Northeast 07-07-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,806
Posted By Captain_John
I am leaving tomorrow for Alaska via Montreal,...

I am leaving tomorrow for Alaska via Montreal, Ottowa and beyond.

Yes, I will be at KOSH. I am going to catch it on the flip flop.

See you there!

:) CJ
Forum: Northeast 07-04-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,806
Posted By Captain_John
Governor, I just put it into the sked! Hope to...

Governor, I just put it into the sked!

Hope to see you soon!

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,041
Posted By Captain_John
Well, I got no indication of any failures. No red...

Well, I got no indication of any failures. No red x's or anything. It just bugged out with the trlple tone.

I will keep you posted with what I discover.

Really looking forward to getting this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,041
Posted By Captain_John
Walt, use of installed equipment needs to be...

Walt, use of installed equipment needs to be evaluated. If the installed equipment isn't functioning, it can't be evaluated. I have the LOD with the reason on it to show you if you still find it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,041
Posted By Captain_John
Excellent! I will send it out this...

Excellent!

I will send it out this morning!

Thank you for your prompt attention!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,041
Posted By Captain_John
So, in an effort to learn what caused my...

So, in an effort to learn what caused my autopilot to disconnect by itself, I came across this thread. Here's my story...

Yesterday in the final throws of my IFR checkride, during the flight portion...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Captain_John
Yup, they say the B and C alternators are pretty...

Yup, they say the B and C alternators are pretty good!

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,070
Posted By Captain_John
Russki, cool pics as usual! See you this Saturday...

Russki, cool pics as usual! See you this Saturday for my pre-Alaska briefing! ;)

Mike, see you around July 1, best as I can figure!

Looking forward to the trip!

...can't wait!

I will write it up...
Forum: Northeast 06-09-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By Captain_John
Hey guys, Sorry I can't make it again this year....

Hey guys,

Sorry I can't make it again this year. In all likihood, I'll be in Alaska.

Enjoy the day and I will catch you another time.

:cool: CJ
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-09-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By Captain_John
Russki, I will be there soon, but not until you...

Russki,
I will be there soon, but not until you stop by my place for the bbq first! Mikey and others will be spending the night here also so we could have another full house like we have done in the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By Captain_John
Non-Celluar iPad with external GPS for backup

Hey All,

So, here's my conundrum...

I really don't like the iPad and don't want to invest in a new one. I have a Garmin Pilot subscription and noticed that development for the Android (my platform...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By Captain_John
Might be a little bit of overkill, but I anchored...

Might be a little bit of overkill, but I anchored the tail to the concrete floor in my garage.

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,907
Posted By Captain_John
Ken, I think that I have found at least some of...

Ken,

I think that I have found at least some of that weight you lost! Lol

Glad to see your voice. Perhaps I will see you around the patch soon? Perhaps KOSH?

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,349
Posted By Captain_John
Looking forward to seeing all of you...

Looking forward to seeing all of you again!

Hopefully my Alaskan beers won't evaporate on the way back home!

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,290
Posted By Captain_John
I hope to be there in time on my way back from...

I hope to be there in time on my way back from Alaska. If I am, count me in for the festivities!

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By Captain_John
Greg, There is no "acceptable level" of...

Greg,

There is no "acceptable level" of contamination on the pad. If I were you, I would run them if they were adequate. In all liklihood, they will improve with time. It's not like you typically...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,907
Posted By Captain_John
Ken, I feel like I have seen a ghost! Where have...

Ken, I feel like I have seen a ghost! Where have you been?

http://mightyrv.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/john_ken_dave_2.jpg

This picture dates back to 2004! We both visited Dave that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-14-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Captain_John
WOW, that's A LOT of fudge factor! Mine fit...

WOW, that's A LOT of fudge factor!

Mine fit PERFECTLY. I would rather be lucky than good!

Another option is to cut it off entirely and rivet on a piece of angle in it's place.

That could be a good...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,303
Posted By Captain_John
Otis, Great write up! B and C make great...

Otis,

Great write up!

B and C make great components!

I have a friend of mine here in New Hampshire who uses the same setup on his RV-9, no belt driven alternator at all.

;) CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-02-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,972
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, SPECTACULAR pictures! I can't wait to see...

Mike, SPECTACULAR pictures!

I can't wait to see those mountains in person.

See you after the Russian leaves. I will see him before I leave for a briefing.

These pictures are enticing me to make...
Forum: Safety 03-29-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By Captain_John
Something I recently learned about was an app...

Something I recently learned about was an app called WhatsApp.

It is a telephone and texting app that works over internet protocols.

I am thinking that recent times would see more places where cell...
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