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Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By jpowell13
Put in a switch

I installed a switch in my panel to switch the sending unit signals between my vans fuel guages and my TruTrak EFIS. Works fine. John
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-28-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By jpowell13
Plus one for Kellog

Spent several days at Kellogg a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. Lots to see and do. John
Forum: Southeast 07-20-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By jpowell13
Trutrak

You might enjoy going by the Trutrak hanger in Springdale. I believe they have several RVs, and you could check out their products. John
Forum: Midwest 07-15-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By jpowell13
Plus one for Cutter.

Plus one for Cutter.
Forum: Safety 07-12-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,806
Posted By jpowell13
Tie downs and wasps

I told a pax to wait in the FBO once so I could preflight without distractions. Left the wing tiedowns connected while I went to fetch my friend because a jet was warming up in front of me. I looked...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By jpowell13
Monument Valley at Dawn

I took my friend Doug Woolworth to Monument Valley at dawn last Thursday and he got some good pictures with his smart phone. If the light is right this place is magic....
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By jpowell13
Fairleads

I used some stainless steal "fairleads" from West Marine. Not nearly as strong as Vans version, but very light weight and unobtrusive. John
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-24-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,240
Posted By jpowell13
Chinle update

They've made some improvements at Chinle. The runway seemed to be in better condition this year and an electric gate has been installed. I was also met by a friendly policeman when I landed. There...
Forum: Reviews 06-24-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By jpowell13
Jet Center at Santa Fe

I'm constantly amazed at the service I get from FBO's as I travel around the country. I had planned to over-night in Santa Fe on a recent trip and asked Jet Center at Santa Fe to book a room for me....
Forum: Reviews 06-24-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By jpowell13
AVEO Powerburst Lights

I installed AVEO Powerburst wingtip lights six years ago on my 6A. I was winding up my annual condition inspection three weeks ago when I discovered my right strobe was out. This was a problem...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-24-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,007
Posted By jpowell13
Another comment

Made it back from AZ Friday. Mercifully, ground temps only got to about 90 degrees this year. The highest oil temp I saw was 192 with an OAT of 74 at 7500'. My MP was 19.7 inches and I was near...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-17-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,601
Posted By jpowell13
Clarification

Turbo, the GA prop is about 13.5 pounds lighter. I offset about half of that weight difference by adding the Antisplat items keeping the CG shift small.

Took off from Gallup NM this afternoon....
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-16-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,007
Posted By jpowell13
Point of reference

Just as a point of reference with an oil cooler at the left inlet. I flew across Texas today from east to west. Started at 4500' and was cruising at 8500' by the time i reached Lubbock. Temps on the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-15-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,007
Posted By jpowell13
pics

Boulderick, Those pictures follow. I'm not an aerodynamics expert by any means, just a builder, but I think the scoop is worth a try. I used bolts to attach mine, but don't see why blind rivets...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,007
Posted By jpowell13
I'll try to get by the apt tomorrow and take a...

I'll try to get by the apt tomorrow and take a picture. John
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,007
Posted By jpowell13
Mine is there too

Mine is in the same location. My engine came out of a Musketeer with the original baffling which I adapted and used in my plane. The inlet ramp on factory planes tends to be much more vertical with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By jpowell13
Tried new lap belt.

I tried out my second lap belt setup today. With broken layers above and below I didn't loop, but rolled a couple of times, and the second belt across my legs did add to my stability. I think the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-13-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,601
Posted By jpowell13
More Insights on Sensi GA prop

After reviewing W&B data my 6A went from 1033 lbs to 1026 lbs.

And, the CG moved from 69.3" to 70" aft of datum...

After adding Anti-splat II, Lip-Skid, Cowl Flap and changing from Sensi FP to GA...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By jpowell13
What I did.

I had a couple of those cargo tie down rings that Vans sells plus some 2"x3"x1/4" angle and nut plates left over from my build. I cut the angle pieces to fit and bolted them to ribs under the seat...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,669
Posted By jpowell13
Which radio?

Jacksel, I'm curious about which VOR radio you're using. I have Bob Archer antennas in my wingtips. They barely worked with my VAL Nav2000, but work great with the VAL INS429 I installed later. John
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-01-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,601
Posted By jpowell13
Just switched my FP Sensi for the GA Sensi

I've been making annual June trips from Baton Rouge to AZ for the past 4 years. My plane is a 6A with a 160 hp 0320 that weighs about 1,030 lbs empty. Because of the high density altitudes in June I...
Forum: Reviews 05-14-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By jpowell13
I agree

I just installed a cowl flap, a Nose Job and a Lip Skid on my 6A. The installations were all easy, but I stripped a couple of the bolts on the Nose Job clamp. Allan sent more bolts free of charge and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By jpowell13
Spares

Roger, when I travel in my 6A, I always carry a spare fuel drain valve, a spare gas cap and a spare main inner tube. I've needed every one of those items at least once.

Any left over aluminum chips...
Forum: Propellers 02-24-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,261
Posted By jpowell13
On my upgrade list

I'm planning another trip to Chinle, AZ this June, and hope to install a Sensi GA and one of those Anti-splat cowl vents before the trip. High temp operations out of places like Gallup, NM are not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,785
Posted By jpowell13
Backup instruments

I bought a very inexpensive MGL 2" Infinity instrument which allows 4 temps and one pressure input. Mine is set up to give me oil pressure and CHT's. I also have analog fuel level and fuel pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 101,056
Posted By jpowell13
Glacier Pilot

Great stuff Jim. I also read Last Letter from Attu about the school teacher taken captive (along with the entire Aleut population of Attu) by the Japanese and interned in Japan for the duration. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 101,056
Posted By jpowell13
Glacier Pilot

Just finished Glacier Pilot by Beth Day. She tells the story of Bob Reeves who pioneered high altitude glacier landings in the 1930's in order to haul freight to gold miners. Then, with war on the...
Forum: Safety 09-24-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,680
Posted By jpowell13
Happened to my 6A

Same thing happened with the O320 in my 6A. I had dieseling too. Also, had momentary engine hesitation on acceleration. With RVs you can reach into the carb air inlet during preflight. If the airbox...
Forum: Northeast 09-23-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By jpowell13
Getting Home

http://i68.tinypic.com/5oe6wm.jpg

Muchas gracias Jose. You put me in the 200mph club on Thursday (21st) after more than 570hrs in my little 0320 powered 6A. If you can't read the Garmin screen, it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By jpowell13
NAV2000

The glideslope/localizer reception on my unit works fine, but I've never been able to get satisfactory VOR reception. Sent it back twice for bench tests and they said it was good. They've suggested...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,371
Posted By jpowell13
Don't forget the clamps

If you are replacing a Bendix mag, don't forget to order the two clamps that hold the Pmag to the assessory case. I think they are included in the "install kit" from Emagair. I just installed a Pmag...
Forum: Northeast 09-17-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By jpowell13
Great Time

Nancy and I had a great time. We've never been to Maine. (It's a long way from Baton Rouge.) But, we think it's better than advertised. Just spent this afternoon taking sailing lessons in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,472
Posted By jpowell13
GMU 11 Installed

I got my GMU 11 installed and calibrated today. Mounted it facing starboard right behind the point where the front spar of the vertical stabilizer attaches to the fuselage of my 6A. (I have no lights...
Forum: Northeast 07-12-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,563
Posted By jpowell13
2 for Dinner

David, made our hotel reservation. Add two for lobster dinner. John from Louisiana
Forum: Northeast 07-04-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,563
Posted By jpowell13
Zatarain's

A bottle of Zatarain's in the boiling water would make shoe leather taste good. Makes our mud bugs great! They're small, but the standard serving size for Louisiana man or woman is 5 lbs. (Not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,126
Posted By jpowell13
My Guess

Pieces of the inside lining of your oil hose? John
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,144
Posted By jpowell13
My outside the box compass mount

http://i67.tinypic.com/s1qc28.jpg

I had my vertical card compass mounted below the panel between my legs on my 6A. It was usually 15 degrees off. In getting ready for a long x-country, I removed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,747
Posted By jpowell13
Some Kind of Time Warp?

Wait, wasn't it the week before last DR proudly informed us Audrey was accepted at SMU? Have I been in some kind of time warp or is this young lady moving at hyper speed?

May the successes...
Forum: Northeast 06-30-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,563
Posted By jpowell13
Dreamin'

Been dreamin' and about a fall trip to Maine and those giant crawfish. I'm told that flying weather is generally good in Maine during the fall. Pencil me in as a definite maybe.

John from Louisiana
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,750
Posted By jpowell13
Battery Lead?

You may have checked this, but my battery began to discharge on my 6A in flight; then, the alternator would charge fine when I was on the ground. Turned out to be a loose crimp on the battery lead at...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-24-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,240
Posted By jpowell13
Winslow

I really like the old Winslow (INW) airport. I stayed there last year. The people were friendly and helpful and there's a pretty good Mexican restaurant. I read somewhere that it was established by...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,240
Posted By jpowell13
E91

I just departed Chinle. After getting a first hand report from a pilot friend in the town and talking with the airport manager, I decided to park the plane there for six nights. There's a security...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,110
Posted By jpowell13
Eye test

I just took the form to my PCP. He would like to have had an eye doctor's report, but I haven't seen one in years. He had his nurse give me an eye chart test and signed off on the form. Pretty good...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-26-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 91,828
Posted By jpowell13
Your rivets look perfect Gil. I'll bet the rest...

Your rivets look perfect Gil. I'll bet the rest of the plane is done right too. John
Forum: Safety 04-19-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By jpowell13
IFR setup

I don't have an 8, but this is my 6A setup:

Primary Charts: iFly 720 on a Ram mount right side of panel

Backup Charts: Samsung 7 phone clipped to my kneeboard

Transient Info: Kneeboard on right...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-18-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,264
Posted By jpowell13
I'll have to try your method on my 6A Antoine....

I'll have to try your method on my 6A Antoine. Haven't had any time for polishing in over six months and it shows. And, by the way, I wish I could write French as well as you write English. Bon soir....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,691
Posted By jpowell13
Longer takeoff runs

I've been flying for about four years in my 6A behind a FP Sensenich on an 0320. I wish the ground adjustable Sensenich had been available when I was making the prop decision. Takeoff runs can be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,240
Posted By jpowell13
Reason for going to Chinle

I was invited to join a group that goes to the Navajo Nation each summer and builds a church. Two years ago I flew into Cortez, CO. Last year it was Winslow, AZ. Both trips were great. Flew through...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-09-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,240
Posted By jpowell13
Thanks

Thanks Gentlemen. Very helpful. John
Forum: GPS 04-09-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,246
Posted By jpowell13
Gps

Turn your 430w on the satellite reception screen, then take a handheld GPS receiver (also turned on) near your antenna and watch the bars drop as you move the handheld closer to your 430's antenna. I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-08-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,240
Posted By jpowell13
Chinle, AZ, E91

I'm thinking of flying out to Chinle, AZ for a few days in July. Looks like a nice long runway with a place to tie down and that's about it. Anyone have local knowledge to share? Thanks, John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By jpowell13
Canopy Leak

Jim, My 6A lives on the ramp in Baton Rouge. I use a Bruce cover over the canopy and put a 6x9 blue tarp over the canopy cover. This keeps the water out as long as you buy a new tarp every few...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By jpowell13
I see what you mean Ron. Does the second belt go...

I see what you mean Ron. Does the second belt go down a little lower toward the legs than the primary belt to prevent you from lifting out of the seat better?
John
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-31-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By jpowell13
Arrow Novice Idea

I've been thinking about this for my 6A. It may be a dumb idea, and I won't be offended if experienced aerobats say so, but what would be wrong with taking an automobile lap belt and attaching it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By jpowell13
That's good news Dan. I just read in April...

That's good news Dan. I just read in April "Flying" that you would "be limited to flying in the United States", and it made me wonder if I should renew my 3rd class. Glad to know AOPA is working on...
Forum: RV-12 03-29-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By jpowell13
Just wondering if the float in the bowl is...

Just wondering if the float in the bowl is properly adjusted. I'm not familiar with the Rotax, but remember that it could be a pain getting the floats set right on my old BMW motorcycle with those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By jpowell13
BasicMed Questions

So, my 3rd class medical expires 6/30/17. I assume that I need to take the on-line medical education course and medical examination prior to that date to continue flying under BasicMed. Is this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,276
Posted By jpowell13
Narrow deck

No problems with my 160hp Narrow Deck 0320D2B after about 500 hours on my 6A. I bolted an aluminum Sensenich FP on it and would really like to have a CP prop, or at least, a ground adjustable prop to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,191
Posted By jpowell13
G5 Install

The G5 install and setup is very easy. Just about 4 wires, as I recall, for the stand alone installation plus pitot and static lines. The backup battery attaches directly to the G5. I bought the GPS...
Forum: Safety 03-17-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,684
Posted By jpowell13
Me too Snowflake. Seems like forgetting pitot...

Me too Snowflake. Seems like forgetting pitot covers, chocks, etc. only happens to me when I'm taking up a nervous passenger for their first ride in an experimental. Guess I should worry more about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,191
Posted By jpowell13
G5

I've got a new G5 and recently tried a few loops and rolls with it. It kept up just fine. John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,375
Posted By jpowell13
For older pilots

I've got a pair of wrap around sunglasses with reader lenses built in that I bought from Bass Pro. When I need foggles I just cover everything but the reader lenses with blue painters tape....
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