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Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By pierre smith
Local bank?

Hi Ron,
Over the years, I've bought Cessnas, Air Tractors and my RV-10, all financed by my local bank. At competitive rates too. Try yours.

Best,
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 04-24-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,240
Posted By pierre smith
Yep

Thanks Sam. I've often warned pilots about powerlines and rivers. Sad.

Best,
Forum: Southeast 03-20-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By pierre smith
Augusta

The Ford Trimotor will be at Daniiel Field around April 20 and giving rides. Check it at EAA 172, our chapter will be hosting.

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By pierre smith
Local printer

I had ours printed in a matching color to our paint. Clean the area and apply soapy water under the decal and peel it off and remove air bubbles with a squeegee.

Ours have endured three years of...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,285
Posted By pierre smith
@5 animals!

On a rescue flight from Lawrenceville, Ga to Lakeland Florida, I hauled six crates of animals, including 6 cats and their Mama on plastic sheets with donated newspaper under that...about 6 years...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-26-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,998
Posted By pierre smith
Your mixture gets quite a bit richer as you climb...

Your mixture gets quite a bit richer as you climb but you can't see it with steam gauges. I have a Dynon EMS and keep leaning to the same egt as on takeoff.

I was amazed at how much you can lean....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 11-22-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By pierre smith
Joe, PM sent by my A&P/IA stepson,...

Joe, PM sent by my A&P/IA stepson, James.
Best,
Forum: Southeast 11-04-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,949
Posted By pierre smith
Incidentally....

I asked Alan Barrett if I'd hurt my engine, running it wide open for 45 minutes. He said, "No way. However, that said, you may want to try and roll the RPMs back to go faster with more 'bite' in the...
Forum: Southeast 11-04-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,949
Posted By pierre smith
Spectatin'

I'm saving my engine this year guys.

Best,
Forum: Southeast 11-03-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,949
Posted By pierre smith
Maybe....

Two possibles here,

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By pierre smith
496 mount

Mornin' all,
My 496 mount has broken and I need a new/used one. 478 494 37fife7.

Thanks,
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By pierre smith
Here

Hi Pete,
I'm in Louisville, Ga with a ten year old -10 that I simply adore. We're at 2J3 and you can fly mine, left seat. 478 494 37fife7.

Best,
Forum: Safety 06-24-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,064
Posted By pierre smith
One exception.

All Air Tractor models have an "On" and "Off" position....both tanks always feed. The fix is a header tank in the belly of the airplanes, which is where the fuel is fed from, whether one tank is...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,607
Posted By pierre smith
Yep

Happened to me...showed in the CHT's.

Best,
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-11-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,639
Posted By pierre smith
Vertigo

It was a dark, no moon night and he was at the reported ceiling height...so it sounds like vertigo to me.

Best,
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-10-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,639
Posted By pierre smith
Alcohol

A friend of mine knew the guy and said that they'd been drinking most of the night.

Sad,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By pierre smith
Wow!

$$$$$$$$ nice. :)

Best,
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,337
Posted By pierre smith
We're distributors for them.

My stepson works from my hangar as Watson Aero LLC and has just been appointed as a dealer for them and a couple of units are on the way...one of them is going in my -10. His contact info 706 550...
Forum: ADS-B 05-30-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,633
Posted By pierre smith
I can help

Chris,

PM sent to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By pierre smith
Twice

James Watson, my step son has now done two installs and takes around 5 hours if he doesn't have to relocate any antennas.

A very good RV mod indeed.

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By pierre smith
Mike, they''re just timed out...look okay but the...

Mike, they''re just timed out...look okay but the owner wanted new barrell assemblies.

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By pierre smith
Used 0-320 cylinders

My stepson has 4 high time 0-320 cylinders that we thought of scrapping. the scrap yard only offered .10c/lb or $1.90 each!

Do you guys know of any shops that buy and overhaul used cylinders?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By pierre smith
A lunch box maybe? Thanks guys,

A lunch box maybe?

Thanks guys,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By pierre smith
Shielding against magnetic fields.

We flew to the Bahamas in February and my D-100 was 40 degrees off...usually spot on so I asked the other three passengers what they had packed.

Turns out that my buddy had packed his C-Pap machine...
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,161
Posted By pierre smith
10,000'

Only in the mountains can you fly a light sport over 10,000'.

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By pierre smith
Grinding exhaust flanges?

My stepson needs to have the exhaust flanges on a 160 HP Cherokee machined flat.

Do any of you guys have a suggestion of where to send it?

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By pierre smith
ADSB on a D100

I called Dynon on a lark and asked if ADSB in could possibly be displayed on a D100 and the answer was 'No'.

I then wondered about in info on a 496. Do any of you know if that may be...
Forum: Southeast 04-05-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By pierre smith
Private message sent, with my contact info. Best,

Private message sent, with my contact info.

Best,
Forum: Southeast 04-05-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By pierre smith
Here

Justin, I'm near Augusta, Ga at 2J3. Come down here and you can fly mine, left seat!

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,081
Posted By pierre smith
Yes

It's there and so is his RV-4 with the 200 HP six cylinder.

Best,
Forum: Reviews 04-04-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,771
Posted By pierre smith
Blake, if you'cut the skin back where the roller...

Blake, if you'cut the skin back where the roller is now stopping against, you can get another 1.5" travel. We did, on a customer's.

Best,
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By pierre smith
Yes

We installed them for a customer and cut the skin back quite a bit. He loved them on his first cross-country.

Best,
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-31-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By pierre smith
VFR?

Mike, we've talked about flying our -10 to Cuba. Do you still have to file IFR or have they dropped that requirement? They were talking about doing so.

Thanks,
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-18-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By pierre smith
My stepson

.....Is an A&P/IA and has both Lycoming and Continental factory training.
Call James at 706 550 8628, in Louisville, Ga. He works in my hangar.

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,081
Posted By pierre smith
Note

I saw this setup at Ray's and all the Van's motor mounts are used. Only the extension is by UL.

Best,
Forum: Southeast 02-11-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,997
Posted By pierre smith
My stepson

James passed his IA test on Thursday and we're in east Georgia. He's built RV's and annualled many. 706 550 8628.

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,314
Posted By pierre smith
Baggage area

Bob, my magnetometer is behind the baggage area. When we tried moving the baggage higher, it got worse with a 40 degree error, so my magnetometer must be mounted up high. As soon as we unloaded it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,314
Posted By pierre smith
C-PAP machine transporting...be careful

On our trip to the Bahamas on Monday, my Dynon 100 was waaaaay off on the heading info..like 30 degrees and this has never happened before. The four of us had a laptop, cell phones and couldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,818
Posted By pierre smith
Yep

Tim, Iv'e also decided on the UL engine for my -12. I've been around Ray a lot and have learned probably more than most, all about the UL engines and they are bulletproof. Very modern engineering is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By pierre smith
Foreflight question

I bought Foreflight today but can't seem to get restricted area numbers or details to show.
Help,

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By pierre smith
North Eleuthera

We're renting a three bedroom house with another couple, on the beach, with an SUV included and snorkeling equipment, for $282 per night, near the airport. I can get the link from my wife and PM you....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By pierre smith
Thanks...

This will be our third trip in the much loved -10.

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,973
Posted By pierre smith
Yep

My stepson (A&P) has installed them on a customer's RV-6 and found that the turtledeck skin was too long at the front, only allowing 6" of rearward movement of the slider, so we found that we could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By pierre smith
From North Eleuthera...

We'll be in north Eleuthera from Monday through Thursday and plan on island hopping.

Suggestions?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,264
Posted By pierre smith
Pull plugs

Jason, pull the upper spark plugs so the engine can spin freely until you see oil pressure.

Best,
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-24-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,012
Posted By pierre smith
A good, long life

Jerry, I've also buried my Mom and Dad...loved them both dearly but the Bible gives us three score and ten, 70 years, so your Dad had a bonus, as did mine.

Condolences,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,767
Posted By pierre smith
Steep fees.

Last I read about Cuba on here was that they imposed a $450.00 arrival tax. Is that still the case?

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,767
Posted By pierre smith
Dudley, I sent you a PM. Best,

Dudley, I sent you a PM.

Best,
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-21-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,150
Posted By pierre smith
Congratulations..

We put over 500 hours on our -6A and I still think that they're the best flying RV.

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,767
Posted By pierre smith
Where to in the Caribbean?

My wife, Jenny would like to go off the coast of Georgia to an island...not the Bahamas, we've done them twice.
My RV-10 can do near 1,000 miles running LOP.

I know Rosie and company have visited...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,897
Posted By pierre smith
Grass airports?

We flew into Love field, near Ocala two weeks ago but when I entered the ID into my 430, it said "No airport listed". Does the 430 not have grass fields in its database, or is it a configuration...
Forum: Safety 11-29-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,931
Posted By pierre smith
Nope

Very little on trip planning regarding weather.

Best,
Forum: Safety 11-29-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,931
Posted By pierre smith
Yep

I recently renewed my CFI course online, for the first time. They have a section on the new "Glass" cockpits. Two interesting observations were that weather problems and inadvertent flight into IMC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,046
Posted By pierre smith
Paul, the -14 owner has several hundred hours in...

Paul, the -14 owner has several hundred hours in his -7A he recently sold but he seems to think that with the -10's wing, it should be close, hence my questions. I gave him transition training in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,046
Posted By pierre smith
Weight.

Ron, I think the extra weight has a lot to do with it. The -10 has quite bit bigger footprint and a lot higher empty weight and when the engine and airframe lift off, a lot of drag disappears,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,046
Posted By pierre smith
Is the -14 as sensitive as the -6 or -7 on the...

Is the -14 as sensitive as the -6 or -7 on the controls?

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,046
Posted By pierre smith
Flight characteristics of a -14 compared to a -10

If any of you have flown both an RV-14 and an RV-10, could you reflect on how they compare. I have a friend who has completed an RV-14 and wants transition training in my -10. I'm not sure that the...
Forum: Safety 11-12-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,343
Posted By pierre smith
5

IIRC correctly, this makes number 5 to lose a door.

Best,
Forum: Safety 11-11-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,343
Posted By pierre smith
Nope

I've had my -10 for 7 years now, without any backup latches of any kind...not even Van's. If you carefully check the doors for security and both pins inserted, the doors will not open.

Best,
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,184
Posted By pierre smith
Yep

Vans told me to wait until the airplane is ready to fly, then take a day or two to attach the tailcone. You'll have access to the fuel tank, wiring, control cables and so on.

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,726
Posted By pierre smith
Pre-buy inspection.

My stepson is going an annual on a Cherokee 180 and found metal in the oil screen in the sump and metal in the filter...yep, engine removal and at least a cam and 2 lifters.

Best,
Forum: Safety 10-05-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 54,364
Posted By pierre smith
KDNL

Daniel Field in Augusta, Ga will park you with no ramp fees. (KDNL).

Best,
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