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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-26-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,441
Posted By Jim P
Good Call on OSH Canx

As a follow-up, we pulled the cylinder today and here's the result:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Al5IppCB40wPg4BcDGa2Y8hNvcrvhg

The scoring on the cylinder looks like a broken ring, but all the rings were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,441
Posted By Jim P
Well crud! Bagged the trip to OSH to pull this...

Well crud! Bagged the trip to OSH to pull this cylinder - rather not be worrying about this over the Montana Rocks. Grrrrrr!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,441
Posted By Jim P
Found that the area is smaller, probably about 5...

Found that the area is smaller, probably about 5 degrees right at the 1200 position so it's not wrist pin. Pulled the filter and finger screen, both clean, not even any carbon flakes.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,441
Posted By Jim P
Filter comes off today, so I'll find out later...

Filter comes off today, so I'll find out later today.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,441
Posted By Jim P
Scored Cylinders

Well, timing is not optimal. I scoped the cylinders after compression check today and found some vertical scoring in the cylinder walls on #1 and #3 with 600 hrs since new. Compression is 74/80 on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-01-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 137,834
Posted By Jim P
Day Job Video

This is basically my day job, so watch for the hat sighting in our little video produced for a Microsoft Developer Conference we just had:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=WRfLfTLVg9w
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,274
Posted By Jim P
Mt. Bikes

So I have a -7 with a tipper and also ride a Specialized FSR Stumpy 6F and I've gotten it in the airplane for a test. You won't get two bikes in a -7.
1) Remove both wheels and put the plugs in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 37,955
Posted By Jim P
B&C 60A at 530 hrs and still going strong. Had an...

B&C 60A at 530 hrs and still going strong. Had an external voltage regulator need tweaking at about 400 hrs, but the alternator has been bullet-proof.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 101,674
Posted By Jim P
533 hrs, no cracks on a -7.

533 hrs, no cracks on a -7.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,656
Posted By Jim P
Finally!

After the FAA implemented the recreational on-line drone registration in December, they followed that up on 1 April with Commercial registrations on-line. Previously we'd have to register using the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,877
Posted By Jim P
+1 on the list.

+1 on the list.
Forum: Reviews 05-14-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,309
Posted By Jim P
I was wondering the same, Old Republic is running...

I was wondering the same, Old Republic is running about $35 cheaper for basically the same coverage, but I may just stick with Global again.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 949
Posted By Jim P
GRT % Power Config

So I have a GRT H1/ EIS system and I've been using printed power charts for cruise, but I'm finally getting around to making the GRT graphical engine display the correct data. I have some good data...
Forum: Interiors 01-23-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,706
Posted By Jim P
I have a -7 tipper with the Aviator seats and...

I have a -7 tipper with the Aviator seats and normally just use the one wedge. I find that a good fist-width works for me. I can add the additional wedge but I like having the extra room for bumps,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,704
Posted By Jim P
Second the targa solution. I did the very same...

Second the targa solution. I did the very same thing before flying!
1) Glue the broken piece in place.
2) Lay up a targa strip (especially since it hasn't been painted) and that will do a couple...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-03-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 54,932
Posted By Jim P
Registration?

Hey Rosie, just curious, but why the registration form? I'm betting that the HBC area is going to be almost all RVs.
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,517
Posted By Jim P
In 2000, I flew my Wolf Boredom Fighter from San...

In 2000, I flew my Wolf Boredom Fighter from San Francisco to OSH and back on 65 HP (at sea level), no GPS, paper charts, a plotter, and a watch, for about 40 hours enroute time (and with the top...
Forum: Northwest 07-24-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,597
Posted By Jim P
There's a number of us here the PNW that have...

There's a number of us here the PNW that have gone to Grady's, and the price difference was enough to pay for the trip down and back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,374
Posted By Jim P
Only did Saturday - Tuesday (departed Wednesday),...

Only did Saturday - Tuesday (departed Wednesday), but racked up 44.57 miles. In an interesting tech fail, the Fitbit records all the turbulence bumps - so I racked up a good 13,000 steps due to bumps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By Jim P
Windows-Based EFB

I'm finally conceding and having to go with electronic charts this year. With the number of EFB's out there, what's the recommendation for Windows based EFBs? Seattle Avionics Voyager looks...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-28-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 100,427
Posted By Jim P
If they are diving the Piton area (by far the...

If they are diving the Piton area (by far the nicest area), it's a good hour by boat down to the site from Castries. If they are heading to the Lesliee M (a nice wreck), that's about half way to the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-24-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 100,427
Posted By Jim P
May be a Basket Star, thought they may be just a...

May be a Basket Star, thought they may be just a mass of brittle stars in the giant barrel sponge, but looks like it's a Basket Star.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-24-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 100,427
Posted By Jim P
Shower before diving??? You're doing it wrong :D ...

Shower before diving??? You're doing it wrong :D Nice u/w pics!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 100,427
Posted By Jim P
Dive Gear?

So Rosie, the important question that hasn't been asked is what's in the Dive gear bag?

Dive stuff Jim, Rosie

PS: I'll empty it at the Punta Cana resort and take a picture just for you :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,144
Posted By Jim P
Update in the news

Looks like a nice job of getting the airplane down as there's not a lot of places around the canal but low tide helps....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,725
Posted By Jim P
RV Down

Very sad, Bob was a member of our local EAA 1440 here in Redmond before moving over to Gig Harbor and relocating to Tacoma Narrows. He was a great guy and will very much be missed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,725
Posted By Jim P
Hood Canal

I dive Puget Sound and Hood Canal a lot....I think I'm taking my chances with the trees. That water is cold!
Forum: Safety 12-11-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,787
Posted By Jim P
Helmet clearance

Make sure you check your head clearance if you're looking for a helmet. I think almost everyone ends up smacking the canopy with their noggin in nasty bumps, so having a big slider knob on the top of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 80,481
Posted By Jim P
Well done Andy! Another fine addition to the RV...

Well done Andy! Another fine addition to the RV group at the airport.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,915
Posted By Jim P
Dovetail

Recently, Dovetail Games out of the UK announced an agreement to license FSX/ Flight code from Microsoft, after a lengthy period of time since Flight was cancelled. Apparently, the plan is to prop...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 08-14-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,091
Posted By Jim P
Ridin' with the King

We're really going to miss John. For a form lead, he always had a smooth stick and was a joy to fly with.

I put this together a couple years ago, lots of video with John in the white/red tail RV-4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,872
Posted By Jim P
Thursday?

Thursday is usually a high-departure morning anyway, was that any worse than usual?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,915
Posted By Jim P
Aircraft Options

If you don't like the default C-172, the A2A C-172 has more accurate flight performance, and if you want an RV, Baytower publishes a niceRV-7/ -7A for use with FSX/ P3D.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,915
Posted By Jim P
Companion Book

Also check out a book by Bruce Williams "Microsoft Flight Simulator as a Training Aid". ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-09-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,049
Posted By Jim P
RAF Museum and Shuttleworth

The RAF Museum at Hendon was a really great museum and very easy to get to with the train system.

The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden is also worth a visit, it's just not as easy to get to....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,292
Posted By Jim P
OneDrive?

I find OneDrive.live.com works just fine. Lots of free space and it allows easy publication of links. There's always Dropbox as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,512
Posted By Jim P
And if convective weather over the big ID/ MT...

And if convective weather over the big ID/ MT rocks is a problem, head to the south through Twin Falls, then Scottsbluff, NE and back direct OSH. In our fast little airplanes, the deviation isn't a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,832
Posted By Jim P
Keeping the math simple, with a -7, I run 6...

Keeping the math simple, with a -7, I run 6 gallons, 6 gal, then swap every 5 gallons so I'm swapping on generally nice round totalizer numbers. (36/30/25/20/15/10). I manually track fuel during long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,138
Posted By Jim P
Link fixed.

Link fixed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,138
Posted By Jim P
Didn't OSH365 die out a long time ago with the...

Didn't OSH365 die out a long time ago with the replacement of the new Forums http://eaaforums.org/forum.php?
Forum: Safety 05-21-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,617
Posted By Jim P
Thanks, that makes sense, I thought the airborne...

Thanks, that makes sense, I thought the airborne delivery rate would have been higher. Separate regulators may be the best option.
Forum: Safety 05-21-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,617
Posted By Jim P
Emergency O2

As assumed, this is for emergency use. I DM classes and do some dive leading and really need to have an emergency bottle handy. Masks are pretty cheap, and bottles are pretty standard, so it's the...
Forum: Safety 05-17-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,617
Posted By Jim P
O2 Reg Recomendation for Flyers/Divers

For those out there that are also divers, I've reached the point where I need to have an O2 emergency kit handy for diving. I can't see having two separate systems for flying and diving, so I'm...
Forum: Safety 04-25-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,209
Posted By Jim P
Concur on the previous comment. A drysuit is...

Concur on the previous comment. A drysuit is going to only be as good as the undergarments you have on under them and the diving variety is designed to keep you somewhat dry, not warm. Even up here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,556
Posted By Jim P
Just Fine

I have 483 hours since 2008 on dual H1 screens, single AHRS, and everything is still working as advertised; no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By Jim P
Spec 24102-G

From a really great Monogram Modeling book on markings, the wing insignia was 3/4 of the Available Chord, with the available chord being from the leading edge to the wing/aileron line. Spanwise, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By Jim P
Roundels

Are you looking for US, UK, other? And what year are you targeting?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By Jim P
AWO?

If you're PCS to Everett, you might also want to look at Arlington, you may have better luck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By Jim P
This one seems to come up from time to time with...

This one seems to come up from time to time with no responses from the island dwellers. If a guy moved over and had an LOA for transition training, I suspect a guy to keep a pretty busy schedule.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 34,058
Posted By Jim P
LOP?

Any further comments from the shop on the condition after all the LOP running?
Forum: Northwest 11-11-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,835
Posted By Jim P
Keep those receipts

Make sure you keep and show any receipts where you've already paid taxes. I built a portion in CA, so I paid sales tax on any extra components I got through Aircraft Spruce. All that counts towards...
Forum: Canada 11-06-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,858
Posted By Jim P
Older RCAF..

No red here but still authentically Canadian, or at least pre-war RCAF.
http://adap.com/rv7/Yaleinflight.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 67,580
Posted By Jim P
I had this...

I had this one:

http://adap.com/images/rotatingphotos/17.jpg

But the Pacific NW wasn't very accommodating for top-down flying so it went to new owner in OK. I'm thinking an L-5 would do me just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,793
Posted By Jim P
Wouldn't get any other!

I don't use the BT feature, but do pipe music in through the audio jacks. I found the Bose X didn't do a very good job and went for the Zulu . Since then, I got a second pair for Christmas one year...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-17-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 46,576
Posted By Jim P
OSH 2013

Here's OSH shots for the week from Seattle over to OSH and back: http://sdrv.ms/1cyNejL. I'm just not gutsy enough to start adding up the fuel costs! Normally I stay in Scholler, but this year I...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,952
Posted By Jim P
Soldering Iron

While removing the blue plastic from a skin, I picked up the wrong end of the soldering iron...smelled and heard the sizzle before I felt anything..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,449
Posted By Jim P
Not only the masses, but those that should know better

I was getting ready to depart about 5 years ago from RV parking at about 0700 and I had started up since the flaggers were nowhere to be found at that time. All of a sudden one of the scooter guys...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-25-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By Jim P
Local OSH Recomendations

For folks coming down from the Northwest, is there a good recommendation for an overnight about 100 or so miles northwest of OSH? Probably looking to stop short Saturday for an overnight and planning...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jim P
Thanks guys, yes, the RA970 appears compatible...

Thanks guys, yes, the RA970 appears compatible with the Continental IO-360. Not sure exactly where those gaskets came from, as I did find a brand new spare set of 77611 gaskets here! We pulled the #3...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jim P
There's no disagreement on who installed the...

There's no disagreement on who installed the parts (that I know), I'm just looking for the verification on the correct part number. From what I can tell, I believe it should be the 77611.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jim P
IO-360-M1 exhaust gasket (XP-360)

For the engine wizards, I'm trying to determine the right exhaust gasket for my Superior IO-360-M1. I pulled the aft exhaust pipes to fix a small leak and it appears that the gaskets I pulled off...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,021
Posted By Jim P
For those considering AeroSport...

I have an AeroSport IO-360-M1 (180 HP, injected) and after about 450 hours, I had indications of a small induction leak on #3. Sure enough, there was a couple drops of oil in the bottom of the sump...
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