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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,995
Posted By SmilingJack
Don’t forget the 20% off sale they always have!

Don’t forget the 20% off sale they always have!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,727
Posted By SmilingJack
Snuck out early from work Friday and flew Naples...

Snuck out early from work Friday and flew Naples to Hilton Head Island 2.5 hrs vs. 8 in the car.

Not bad weather, but had to fly at “RV FL115”:D

Needless to say I had the sky to myself up there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By SmilingJack
Yes. PM me your email address and I will send...

Yes. PM me your email address and I will send you some pic’s.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,159
Posted By SmilingJack
And if you “try” to save a few bucks buying an...

And if you “try” to save a few bucks buying an Hr3 Haltron from an “Auto Supplier”... be careful, they will send you the power type.

I ordered one for about $100 and they sent me a power model -...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-16-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By SmilingJack
Jeff, I made a pouch out of the same material I...

Jeff,

I made a pouch out of the same material I used for my seats. Which were made out of “Strong Parachute pack material”.

We have pocket for a cell phone, a pocket for sick sacks and other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By SmilingJack
I do as Greg does. When I remove the cover,...

I do as Greg does. When I remove the cover, shake and fold fuzzy side “in” and after 9 years I don’t seem to see any scratches.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,497
Posted By SmilingJack
Here is a reason why this is important: The...

Here is a reason why this is important:

The pulse Oximeter operates under “Beer-Lamberts Law”

Nuff Said....that in it of itself tells me it must be important! :D

But, the only reason I could find...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By SmilingJack
OP is a PHD 2nd post is ex Nasa 3rd post is a...

OP is a PHD
2nd post is ex Nasa
3rd post is a Physicist

:eek:

But.... as a pilot I can’t resist urge to say “yeah! What they said!” :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By SmilingJack
Oops.... Paul your Auto Correct changed “STAHR”...

Oops.... Paul your Auto Correct changed “STAHR” to “STARK’. John Stark is the Avionics shop in Columbus, GA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By SmilingJack
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=131779&highlight=Vertical+power&page=6

Go to post #59.

It is an old post from 2015, but it seems John may know a guy....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By SmilingJack
I guess I am on the side where the builder...

I guess I am on the side where the builder “should” be the only one allowed to obtain a repairman certificate.

But, Mark, you bring up other questions.

What “if” someone (maybe such as yourself)...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-08-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By SmilingJack
Great airport! Great service! Currently $4.16...

Great airport! Great service!

Currently $4.16 per gallon for AvGas.

Over night fees are a little high at $20 per night.

https://flynaples.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/8.6.19.pdf
Forum: Safety 08-03-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,241
Posted By SmilingJack
I think what Don is talking about is since “fuel...

I think what Don is talking about is since “fuel lube” is very think it made some debris stick to the o-ring and inhibit the fuel drain from sealing, hence the leak.

That’s why most keep extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,641
Posted By SmilingJack
Looks like they did have record...

Looks like they did have record attendance:

“AirVenture Attendance Up - The 50th anniversary of the show they call AirVenture held in Oshkosh closed out last week and the EAA has released attendance...
Forum: RV-3 07-09-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 138,836
Posted By SmilingJack
David, That sure came out nice! I like the...

David, That sure came out nice! I like the way the black on the nose stretches it out :cool:
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-08-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By SmilingJack
I am 5’ 10” and have the ground adjustable. I...

I am 5’ 10” and have the ground adjustable. I have them full forward, or as much forward as I can get them so they don’t hit the firewall.

To me, it just doesn’t seem like there is enough room to...
Forum: Safety 07-03-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By SmilingJack
I can’t answer for Roger, but when I inspected...

I can’t answer for Roger, but when I inspected mine it was empty.

Reading up on those type extinguishers I guess it was a known issue.

I do check it during the condition and do my best to check it...
Forum: Safety 07-03-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By SmilingJack
I just ordered this...

I just ordered this one:

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-h3r-performance-parts/14-lb-black-clean-agent-fire-extinguisher/hg100b~h3r/

Unfortunately , the first one they sent was dry-chem. But they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By SmilingJack
Good post as it builds on a recent post about the...

Good post as it builds on a recent post about the IGN Keys vs. push button start.

I have push button IGN and don’t lock my canopy, so I am good...or so I thought.

I am going to use the spare key...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By SmilingJack
I did what Sid outlines. I also though I saw a...

I did what Sid outlines.

I also though I saw a picture of a ruptured oil cooler somewhere that sold me on the sump heater.

I also added the cylinder band heaters and a thermostat that I placed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,895
Posted By SmilingJack
Nah, Mine wasn’t meant to bash at all. I...

Nah, Mine wasn’t meant to bash at all. I think from all his posts he responds

appropriately and seems to have thick skin and a customer first attitude.

Mine was really only to vent on email...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,895
Posted By SmilingJack
I’ll call you.

I’ll call you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,895
Posted By SmilingJack
Butch, I like the internal stick gust lock - Do...

Butch,

I like the internal stick gust lock - Do you think it would work on an Infinity Grip?

I use AirGizmo’s and since my straps started to deteriorate I had to get new straps. The new one’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,733
Posted By SmilingJack
Oh no! The neighbors are complaining :D I am...

Oh no! The neighbors are complaining :D

I am glad for all the advise and comments on =VAF= Paul and amazed at the commitment you gave to KitPlanes after retirement.

I true Hero and advocate for...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,040
Posted By SmilingJack
Tom, I’ll take it. And PM you.

Tom, I’ll take it. And PM you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By SmilingJack
That’s what they were up too! I saw them...

That’s what they were up too!

I saw them takeoff from HXD at 9am today.

Sounds like a great mission!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,735
Posted By SmilingJack
I replace my auto plugs at every condition...

I replace my auto plugs at every condition inspection.

They are cheap so it just makes sense to me.
Forum: Florida (South) 04-06-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By SmilingJack
Yup. Naples runs a waiting list. Sometime are...

Yup. Naples runs a waiting list. Sometime are now hangars open up as the snowbirds leave.

Gas is good. Runs about $3.90 per gallon.

The Irma hangar damage is all or almost done. The hangars...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,921
Posted By SmilingJack
G3Xpert, You don’t mention the GDU 450 7”...

G3Xpert,

You don’t mention the GDU 450 7” Landscape display for the certified aircraft.

Is that product goin to be phased out?

Thanks for the great product upgrades!
Forum: GPS 03-25-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,229
Posted By SmilingJack
Does this give you the capability to replace a...

Does this give you the capability to replace a GDL39 for ADSb IN and display weather and traffic via Bluetooth on an iPad?

Garmin Pilot and Foreflight?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By SmilingJack
Geez Ed! I never had that problem with them. ...

Geez Ed! I never had that problem with them. They are always quick to answer. And with my buiness subsciption I wanted access to the OTS option they have, they immediately helped me out. ...
Forum: COMM 03-10-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By SmilingJack
Contact g3xpert@gamin.com I had an issue with my...

Contact g3xpert@gamin.com

I had an issue with my SL30. I think it cost me $700 for an exchange unit.

They made it easy!
Forum: Tools 03-09-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,662
Posted By SmilingJack
When I lived up north I used a moving blanket to...

When I lived up north I used a moving blanket to cover my cowl. I (wife) Cut it to fit, add a little velcro and wrap the moving blanket around the cowl as an insulator.

My reif electric heat...
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,662
Posted By SmilingJack
I got this one a year or so ago for around the...

I got this one a year or so ago for around the house little stuff.....only because at the time, this sale, plus coupons ended up paying $30. Can’t go wrong even if it lasts a year.

But I am not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,832
Posted By SmilingJack
Alan, Yes, there is a ton a money to make in...

Alan, Yes, there is a ton a money to make in the international flying market. Boeing’s “Jeppesen International Service/Handling” - Billions.

FF has a wide net of services business’s they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,832
Posted By SmilingJack
I think about where Jeppesen was in the early...

I think about where Jeppesen was in the early 90’s with their Jeppview product and where it is now under the “Boeing” umbrella and I don’t see a negative.

It kept growing and improving. Yes, with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By SmilingJack
Try emailing - caitlin@foreflight.com Hopefully...

Try emailing - caitlin@foreflight.com

Hopefully she stills works there.

But I have had a lot of success just using team@foreflight.com.

They do respond.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-01-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,019
Posted By SmilingJack
My RV-8 has a 7 color paint job that is very...

My RV-8 has a 7 color paint job that is very close to the P-51 Gun Fighter paint scheme.

Those 7 colors added 19lbs to my -8

My friend told me that 19lbs of paint is nothing! Compared to the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-27-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By SmilingJack
https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/aircraft-and-ownership...

https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/aircraft-and-ownership/ads-b/where-is-ads-b-out-required
Forum: Northeast 02-27-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By SmilingJack
Mine was Sept when I lived in NY, so it was nice...

Mine was Sept when I lived in NY, so it was nice to do it in the fall weather.

When I moved to Florida in Sept....I conducted it in the 90 degree heat and it was brutle!

The next year I was going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By SmilingJack
PM me your email and I will send you pictures of...

PM me your email and I will send you pictures of my -8 Stein vents.

What kind of airplane do you have?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-19-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,531
Posted By SmilingJack
At least the picture matches your Avatar :D

At least the picture matches your Avatar :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,919
Posted By SmilingJack
“It is a beautiful day at the =VAF= and continual...

“It is a beautiful day at the =VAF= and continual soiree.”

:D

That was a great show!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,230
Posted By SmilingJack
My reason was that I have an RV-8 and the swap...

My reason was that I have an RV-8 and the swap was just a little bit of wiring and not a complete panel overhaul.

I would have liked to have gone with the 5500, but that would have meant dumping my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,230
Posted By SmilingJack
Schu, Oil and fuel pressur sensors. The 5400...

Schu,

Oil and fuel pressur sensors. The 5400 requires you to change out the current one you have with the Kalvico. They need 5v power. Which can be from the AFS Wngine Sensor Main Cable PIN...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,230
Posted By SmilingJack
Matt, You will need a few things. AFS can...

Matt, You will need a few things. AFS can tell you more of the specifics:

1 - TCW Backup Battery (the 5400 no longer has a backup battery installed)
1 - AHRS (Redbox that replaces the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,413
Posted By SmilingJack
Paul, I had my A&P long before I build my 8. ...

Paul,

I had my A&P long before I build my 8. When I finished my 8 I went down the FSDO in Teterboro and asked for a Repairman certificate. Yes, he asked why. I told him I just felt like I only...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,518
Posted By SmilingJack
Don’t come to Naples! I was “whacked” over...

Don’t come to Naples! I was “whacked” over $500!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,005
Posted By SmilingJack
Geez! I never thought we would be able to call...

Geez! I never thought we would be able to call these things “Counterfeit Aviation Parts”!

Thanks for the heads up Bill.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,171
Posted By SmilingJack
I have an Infinty grip in front and in back. ...

I have an Infinty grip in front and in back. Both have the same functions so I have a backup if one grip were to fail (e.g. - starter sw).

Coolie Hat - Roll and Pitch trim
Left top is the starter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,719
Posted By SmilingJack
That IAS looks like you are flying a U2 :D

That IAS looks like you are flying a U2 :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,575
Posted By SmilingJack
Fuel lube??? Seems like a good theory. A few...

Fuel lube???

Seems like a good theory. A few months back I had an issue with my RED CUBE where it fell to Zero intermittently . Then after a few hours it came back.

Maybe it was a little fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,869
Posted By SmilingJack
Or... 91 and 135 ops...

Or... 91 and 135 ops...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,012
Posted By SmilingJack
Menu, Menu, Track Log, Menu, Clear Active...

Menu, Menu, Track Log, Menu, Clear Active Track.


Garmin changed it sometime ago. It keeps getting me too :mad:
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-20-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By SmilingJack
I replaced my spring type system as it was a real...

I replaced my spring type system as it was a real PITA like a previous post.

I went with the slider from Vince.

The side benefit is the back seater can latch it whilst I taxi after landing in this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,657
Posted By SmilingJack
Sorry??? TJ! You are saving an RV! Very...

Sorry??? TJ! You are saving an RV! Very commendable and not a small task.

Congrats on the progress to date and good luck getting the 4 back in the air!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,746
Posted By SmilingJack
You knocked it out of the park Bill!

You knocked it out of the park Bill!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By SmilingJack
Good question. I think it may take some time...

Good question.

I think it may take some time before they do. It seems that Rob is still very involved and will hang around for a while.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By SmilingJack
What kind of airplane? For me, having an RV-8 it...

What kind of airplane?

For me, having an RV-8 it was not only an easy upgrade, but the only choice I had or it would have been a major job.

The 5400 needs you to add either an AHRS or ADAHRS since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,210
Posted By SmilingJack
I understand your point Terry. I love my VP100 -...

I understand your point Terry.

I love my VP100 - yup, no longer made or supported. It was disappointing when Marc sold the company and the new company decided to not offer support to legacy...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-15-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 33,569
Posted By SmilingJack
Sorry to the family for this great loss. And...

Sorry to the family for this great loss.

And sorry to all that knew him well, it shows in this thread the hurt you feel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,490
Posted By SmilingJack
I think the ONE-X are the bigger cups for GA. I...

I think the ONE-X are the bigger cups for GA.

I use the Pro-x in the work airplane and they are nice and light for long flights.

But they aren’t good for the RV.
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