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Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,382
Posted By Masterplumber
My first RV was a 7A that had a three blade MT...

My first RV was a 7A that had a three blade MT prop. I sold that and then built an RV10 with a two blade prop. Both have been nice aircraft. I've put about 500 hours on each of them.
I think the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By Masterplumber
Departing OSH

I live in central MO and have done that several times.
If you get there when the airport opens sometimes they let the departures leave to open up space for the arrivals. That means you circle the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-22-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,502
Posted By Masterplumber
feedback

I have your controller and it is tough to read as the display is quite small and so only can show limited data with each screen. What would be nice is an serial interface with my GRT EFIS display,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-06-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,836
Posted By Masterplumber
RV 7 Room

I fly an RV 10 now, which I love. I started with an RV 7A. I'm 6'3" with a 35" inseam as well.
You'll be snug in a 7. The 14 is roomier but if your mission allows a two seater, I would go with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,379
Posted By Masterplumber
TRIG 22/GRT

Thanks for the info.
I already have the ADSB+, but it only goes to the EFIS. I split my panel into three sections and shoehorned a GRT 12" display into the pilot section. Changed out a 327 to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,379
Posted By Masterplumber
This is a very nice thread on GRT/TRIG 22. There...

This is a very nice thread on GRT/TRIG 22. There is a Stratux in the system.
I might add one little wrinkle here. I have mine all hooked and going well, but my check showed I was not "legal".
At...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,379
Posted By Masterplumber
ADS-B in

I have a TRIG 22 unit and it does not receive any ADS-B signal that I know of. It is a 1090ES transmitter only, unless they have changed it.
My GRT channels it thru a serial connection.
I have a...
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,460
Posted By Masterplumber
Door loss

Just another way of looking at this.
Suppose you build your plane without the door safety mechanism. You are careful and diligent and do not have a problem. But 4 years from now you lose your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,687
Posted By Masterplumber
Tall pilot

You will be tight in there. I'm 6'3" and 195#. I had a 7A and for cross country, I would take my shoes off and then feet under the pedals, slump a little. Headsets would hit the canopy glass. But...
Forum: ADS-B 10-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,470
Posted By Masterplumber
Pathfinder

I installed one and connected to a GRT HX. Very easy to do and seems to be right on.

John Koonce
N 78 MU
Forum: Midwest 03-29-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,255
Posted By Masterplumber
I fly in and out of Cassville (94K) quite a bit...

I fly in and out of Cassville (94K) quite a bit in the summer. I have a cabin about 20 miles upstream on the Roaring River arm. Don't believe I have seen another RV in Cassville. Nice area, used...
Forum: Safety 12-28-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,772
Posted By Masterplumber
Runway ownership

I'm mostly a lurker here but there's one point I haven't seen commented on.
Tower controlled airports are simple, you call in and the controller tells you what to do. He/she coordinates landings and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By Masterplumber
tax

I live in Missouri. This state requires a use tax payment on items bought out of state that were not taxed by sales tax. I think 4.225 %.
I bought an Aerosport Power engine and had it shipped here....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,567
Posted By Masterplumber
overseas sale

I sold my RV 7A to a fellow in Australia. We used a wire to get the money here, my banking people said it was a done deal, good money here, and I released the plane.
Also you can save a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,683
Posted By Masterplumber
Paint scheme

I'm black and white with gold decal trim. Came out very nice. (Black and gold are Mizzou colors.) Long term the black wears well on the eyes and is easy to touch up. The white is tougher to...
Forum: Propellers 02-25-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,819
Posted By Masterplumber
prop R/R

It also helps to pull a plug from each cylinder to relieve compression. Its easier to rotate the prop as you loosen the bolts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,099
Posted By Masterplumber
MO use tax

Many of us paid the use tax on our planes over the last year or so. There was, we thought, an exemption for kit aircraft, but MO Revenue said no and cracked down throughout the state. You are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,125
Posted By Masterplumber
iPad in flight

i just got back from a fairly long x-country using the iPad with Skycharts Pro. It archives the IFR/VFR maps and all Approaches. I use GPS only without 3G and it tracks great, very easy for me to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,050
Posted By Masterplumber
The pond

i sold my RV 7A to a person in Adelaide, Australia. Jon Johansen ferried it over the Pacific. I think his longest over water was about 13 hours, from the mainland to Hawaii. He was very well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,288
Posted By Masterplumber
Prostate Cancer

A few words in reply to RScott's post. I'm a private practice urologist nearing retirement. I've done many radical prostatectomies, seed cases, and cryo-ablations.
You are absolutely correct about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,016
Posted By Masterplumber
I run premium autogas in my IO540, which is...

I run premium autogas in my IO540, which is basically the same as your engine with two extra cylinders. The main concern as I understand is that it not be high compression cylinders. I think mine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,948
Posted By Masterplumber
EGT's

I had a very similar problem with my RV 7A, hi CHT's and low EGT's. Didn't make sense at all. I spent a lot of money and time to discover that my Rocky Mountain Instrument had been built wrong at...
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By Masterplumber
Missouri RV 10

I think I'm probably a bit closer in Jeff City. I'm guessing about 2 hours to get here. There is also a 7 and 8 close by as well. Message me if you would like to drive over and see it. Should...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,309
Posted By Masterplumber
Speed vs 100LL/Premium

I used 100 LL only till I was totally comfortable with the RV 10. I use Premium only in the left tank and 100 LL in the right.
I live in Missouri and my understanding is that alcohol is illegal in...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,309
Posted By Masterplumber
RV 10 Performance

Altitude 8000'. MP 21". RPM 2300. Power 59%. Fuel flow 9.5-10 gal. LOP 25 degrees. 155 kts. Car Gas-Premium.
Forum: Texas (South) 05-27-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By Masterplumber
insurance

My understanding is that the maximum liability available for a homebuilt is $100K. The insurance sales people have a clever presentation "smooth million" coverage, but the reality is the liability...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,290
Posted By Masterplumber
Sale to Australia

I sold my 7A to a person in Australia. He hired Jon Johaansen to come over and inspect the plane and then Jon flew it back. It was fairly painless. I would think that Jon does that sort of thing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,638
Posted By Masterplumber
I understand that if you value your work time at...

I understand that if you value your work time at $15 an hour, that is reasonable, and can be added to the value of the aircraft. However my understanding is that you now need to add that to your...
Forum: Midwest 12-28-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By Masterplumber
Shell Knob

I have a cabin near Cassville, just down the road from Shell Knob. There is a grass strip at nearby Turkey Mountain that is pretty nice. The properties at Turkey Mtn are kind of isolated, so you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,563
Posted By Masterplumber
Alternator hum.

I had a hum in my system, occurred with the #2 alternator only. I have a dual system on my 10, using the #1, a Concord to start. Couldn't find the source. Ultimately had problems with my #2...
Forum: GPS 10-19-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,007
Posted By Masterplumber
430W Update

Please include me on your list.
Thanks in advance,

John P. Koonce
2059 Hwy 179
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,729
Posted By Masterplumber
Think of this a little differently. You're a bug....

Think of this a little differently.
You're a bug. You're at 8500 ft.
You're VFR. You're thinking " no bird gonna find me here."
Splat!!!
Kinda not fair.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,377
Posted By Masterplumber
I had a Seneca 2 with the TSIO 360 E's. 1400...

I had a Seneca 2 with the TSIO 360 E's. 1400 TBO. Both were running strong at 1800 hrs when I sold it, with great compression and little oil use. I had a friend who was inside at Continental who...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,675
Posted By Masterplumber
Baud rate

I wired my 396 serial output to my GRT serial input as another GPS source, using the MMEA 0183 protocol. If I remember correctly, the 396 outputs at 4800 baud only and so I had to essentially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,861
Posted By Masterplumber
MO sales tax

I think most people pay a "use tax" on their annual taxes due April 15th. There is a special section in the tax form for things bought out of state. In state purchases are already taxed when you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,861
Posted By Masterplumber
MO Tax

That rate is correct. 5% is the value for property tax. If the aircraft is valued at $50,000, then the tax is on $2500. At $5 per hundred, your tax should be about $125 per year for taxes,...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 39,718
Posted By Masterplumber
Continental engine

I looked at that same issue with my 10. I had a Seneca with the TSIO 360 engines. I found them to be great engines, very smooth and strong. Both my 360 E's went past 1800 hours without a hitch. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,538
Posted By Masterplumber
Missouri ethanol

I live in Jeff City, MO and read that article as well. I very regularly trip the odometer on my SUV with every fill up. Usually right at 320 to 330 miles when I need to fill up. I noticed last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,610
Posted By Masterplumber
RV 7A to a 10

I went from a 7A to a 10. You are right in that the seats are empty a lot. But the 10 is much roomier than the 7 for a tall pilot (me). Also it is nice to haul four when you want to. Also it is...
Forum: Tools 12-16-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,752
Posted By Masterplumber
Wink Also, DO NOT get the blue plastic hose. It is...

Also, DO NOT get the blue plastic hose. It is not very flexible. Get the black rubber hose at Harbor Freight; it will lie flat on the floor and not have loops sticking up waiting to trip you,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By Masterplumber
I'm 74.5 inches also, wear 35/35 pants and weigh...

I'm 74.5 inches also, wear 35/35 pants and weigh 195#. I had a 7A and found it tight but do-able. You take your shoes off and put your feet under the pedals in flight, and it works ok. Landings...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,928
Posted By Masterplumber
I was at OshKosh about 2 or 3 years ago and...

I was at OshKosh about 2 or 3 years ago and searched out the SMA tent. I was really eager to use their diesel for the same reasons you point out. The guy in the front really didn't know much and...
Forum: Midwest 11-09-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By Masterplumber
Just saw your post about your interest in an...

Just saw your post about your interest in an RV10. I live in Jeff City and have an RV10, still learning at this point. I'm legal to fly passengers and if you wish we might work out a flight. I had...
Forum: Midwest 09-23-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,587
Posted By Masterplumber
I'm in Jeff City and fly an RV 10. There are #...

I'm in Jeff City and fly an RV 10. There are # of us in this area, so I am sure we can work something out. The ride will be free but the overall cost will probably end up being about 75-100K. ...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,789
Posted By Masterplumber
Rudder trim

I have an RV 10 with the same problem. My tab is quite large because it requires a big foot to center without the tab. Probably a whole ball off.
I had a 7A that needed virtually no trim tab at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By Masterplumber
I just sold my RV 7A after about 180 hours. I...

I just sold my RV 7A after about 180 hours. I have about 25 hours in a RV 10. The 7 is a lot sportier and lighter on the touch. It's a delight to fly. The 10 is much heavier feeling for sure. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By Masterplumber
comfort

I'm 6'3'' and about 200#. You can get comfortable in a 7A, but it is tight. I believe the 7A is roomier than a 6. I sold my 7A and built a 10. Much more room, not as much fun to fly. I needed...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By Masterplumber
Powered tow bar

I'm having trouble pushing my RV 10 in and out of the hangar. Anybody got any experience with these and one they think is particularly better than the rest? I've seen one with a single wheel and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,675
Posted By Masterplumber
Sorry, no. He got the ferry tank after he left...

Sorry, no. He got the ferry tank after he left here. When we did the annual we took out the copilot control stick to make room. He told me that things are very tight to start the trip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Masterplumber
I just sold my RV 7A with an STEC, System 30 with...

I just sold my RV 7A with an STEC, System 30 with altitude. It worked well for me, very few problems. STEC is geared toward certified aircraft and so was less helpful for homebuilders, in IMHO. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,675
Posted By Masterplumber
Since it was my little homebuilt plane he was...

Since it was my little homebuilt plane he was planning on flying, I spent more than a little time discussing this with him. My anxiety titer was sky high.
He plans on a ditch and is pleased when he...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-08-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,579
Posted By Masterplumber
I have that on my RV 10, seems to be working...

I have that on my RV 10, seems to be working fine. Put it in the wing just as they describe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,675
Posted By Masterplumber
recent sighting! Long way from...

recent sighting! Long way from home.

http://www.jpkoonce.net/CIMG1856.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,675
Posted By Masterplumber
For anyone still following this thread, Jon...

For anyone still following this thread, Jon emailed me from Adelaide. Safe and sound.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,675
Posted By Masterplumber
I think the real name of the island is...

I think the real name of the island is Kiritimati, but is also called Christmas island. I think maybe that was the old name when it was part of the Gilbert islands, now called the Kiribati...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,675
Posted By Masterplumber
For anyone following this thread, Jon called and...

For anyone following this thread, Jon called and is in Hawaii. 13 hr and 5 min, 7 gal/hr. Plans to leave for Christmas island tomorrow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,675
Posted By Masterplumber
Jon annualed the aircraft with me pre-sale, and...

Jon annualed the aircraft with me pre-sale, and when he was happy, he made just a few mods. I used Vans fuel selector and there is an unused tap on it. We put a fitting into that and he uses tubing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,675
Posted By Masterplumber
RV-7A to Australia

This is just a general news item. I mostly read at this site, and seldom post. I built an RV 7A (with a lot of help) and started flying in 2003. I loved it but like a lot of us decided to change...
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