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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By JimRice
Polished Airplanes...

Good luck selling it. I had one when I owned a polished Swift. It broke me for wanting a polished airplane again. I was a bit sad to see the Swift go, but not the Cyclo! :D

The Cyclo Polish is a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By JimRice
Control Lock Set

Email sent via VAF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,958
Posted By JimRice
Re: Bungee Starting

IIRC, in the C-47 manual, the USAAF had an emergency start procedure using a rope wrapped around the prop dome and pulled by whatever was available, typically several people.
Forum: Midwest 05-15-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,133
Posted By JimRice
Reelfoot Lake

We used to fly into a small private strip across the road from Gooch's Restaurant at Reelfoot when I was a kid. We would occasionally fly over for lunch and occasionally get up early, fly over for...
Forum: Midwest 05-15-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,133
Posted By JimRice
Classic is a great little GA airport. I've been...

Classic is a great little GA airport. I've been there several times.
Forum: Safety 04-30-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,564
Posted By JimRice
Insurance Cover under Basic Med

My insurance company, as an owner, says they pretty much consider no difference in CLIII, BasicMed and Sport Pilot flying from a medical standpoint and they will cover you in appropriate aircraft to...
Forum: Safety 04-26-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,564
Posted By JimRice
Basic Med Since July

I was flying under an CLIII SI since July 2015 due to CPAP and asthma. I did mid-term/annual extension in July 2016 without issue dealing directly with FAA. When time to renew, I opted to go...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
New Bendix

The Bendix indeed seems to have fixed the problem. Good thing is now I should have no starter troubles for some time now. I've rebuilt the entire system from battery to starter, with exception of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-21-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By JimRice
By design, the Bendix will not retract unless the...

By design, the Bendix will not retract unless the engine starts. It takes much more RPM than you can accomplish by hand.

Installing it with Bendix forward/engaged allows you to see that it is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By JimRice
Bendix

I just replaced my Bendix drive on my Presolite/Aero Electric MZ4222. Per manual, it says to install with Bendix drive out so you can check the Bendix teeth meshing with the ring gear teeth. I did...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
Is that for steel bolt into steel threads? That...

Is that for steel bolt into steel threads? That was my concern. I certainly do not want to strip the threads in the case, but also don't want my starter coming loose. I couldn't find a specific...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
Great

Thank you, Ben. Much appreciated.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By JimRice
Odessey Battery

I had a PC-680 in my 200hp O-360C1C in my Starduster Too. It cranked the heck out of it. Great battery.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
Starter Bolt Torque?

I'm in the process of getting everything put back together. New ring gear installed and new starter Bendix drive. I've found all the info I need but one piece is missing.

I have a Props Inc...
Forum: Tools 03-13-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By JimRice
Vividia Borescope on Amazon for $199

I've been looking at this one for awhile.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GY7C9ZW/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ARYO9J9UQ3I8W

I have a Rigid borescope which works well for most...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
Ring Gear and Bendix Drive

I have both a new 72566 ring gear and EBB-131A Bendix drive on order. I really don't think the ring gear teeth were chipped before, but were caused by the Bendix withdrawing while still under load. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
Thanks. That reinforces my thoughts as well. ...

Thanks. That reinforces my thoughts as well. I'm trying to track down a replacement Bendix drive assy 480388 F8 to swap out as well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
I definitely appreciate the offer, but it does...

I definitely appreciate the offer, but it does not appear that model will fit on my plane as it is configured.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
Reviewing Everything and Found this today.

Pulled starter back off today and while I was underneath decided to take another look at the ring gear using a very bright light as well as feeling. Previously looking from above in ambient light, I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
Still Kicking Out

So far, Iíve tried about everything and still having problems. New battery, new cables, new master and starter solenoids and took starter to local armature shop and they say nothing is wrong with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,885
Posted By JimRice
Slipping with Flaps

I slip my RV-4 on almost all landings to the south a my home field. We have 60+ trees right at the north end of the runway to a 2700' grass strip. There are 40' trees about 300' from the south end....
Forum: Texas (North) 02-16-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,386
Posted By JimRice
Black Hole of GA

When I was at Ft Sill the adjacent town of Lawton was a Black Hole of General Aviation. Ft Sill AeroClub shut down just a couple of years into my first time there. In town, no schools, few if any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,617
Posted By JimRice
Good Info

This is a great thread/info. I'm in the midst of my Condition Inspection and discovered a low cylinder. All others were 76-78, but right rear is only about 45-50. Going to try borescope tomorrow...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-16-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,901
Posted By JimRice
RV and others...

I've found, what I believe, for me, to be the perfect combination.

An RV-4 and J-3 Cub.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,119
Posted By JimRice
Go Buggy

Just call it The Go Buggy. You can explain about Jack Ilfrey's connection if anyone asks. :D
Forum: RV-4 11-06-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,937
Posted By JimRice
Same wrinkles

My 1994 RV-4 has same wrinkle. It has been this way for years and many hours. I didn't build it, but it was this way when I bought it. The A&P/IA maintaining it for almost ten years said if had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 423,378
Posted By JimRice
I love my...

I love my RV-4.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/924/SVOrSX.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/poSVOrSXj)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 423,378
Posted By JimRice
Mark, I keep my RV-4 at Colonial 01TN but I live...

Mark, I keep my RV-4 at Colonial 01TN but I live in Collierville too.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-03-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,700
Posted By JimRice
I agree about the shortest takeoff is where you...

I agree about the shortest takeoff is where you get the tail up so the wing's angle of attack is pretty close to zero so it reduces drag. But do you raise the tail by using full forward stick from...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,700
Posted By JimRice
Forward Stick...

I've never understood the desire to get the tail up as quickly as possible. Maybe that is because I learned from the backseat of a Cub where forward visibility was still nil even with tail raised...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
New Battery

The stars finally aligned and I finally had all the following; battery (vendor sent wrong one first time), free time and tolerable weather.

I replaced the battery yesterday. Cold start was fine,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
Tracer 10/Chief, thanks. I guess some things...

Tracer 10/Chief, thanks. I guess some things never change. I've been retired from the Army 14 years myself. Seems I still need wise CWO advice from time to time. I was a RedLeg and worked with a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
I'm not the builder so I'm not sure about the...

I'm not the builder so I'm not sure about the Bendix.

THanks for info about battery. May pull it this evening and see about doing a discharge/charge and see if that makes a difference. Though the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By JimRice
Bendix Kicking Out after 2 Blades

I recently began experiencing an issue with my starter on my O-320D1A on my RV-4. It is a regular Prestolite (IIRC) starter (not Sky-Tec or other lightweight starter).

It always seems to crank fine...
Forum: Polishing your RV 09-14-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,416
Posted By JimRice
Re: Paint vs Polish

After a decade of owning/caring for a polished Swift, I finally threw in the towel in 2016..and sold my Cyclo polisher earlier this year. When I was on a paved airport in a relatively dry location,...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-21-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,744
Posted By JimRice
Polished Airplanes...

I love polished airplanes, but I recently sold my Globe Swift partly due to trying to keep it looking nice and bright. I'm much more pleased with the Imron paint on my RV-4.

Anyone looking for a...
Forum: RV-4 12-01-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,916
Posted By JimRice
Bogert Towbar

I had a small/short towbar I used for awhile. It is what I carry if I'm going out of town, but in the hangar I use a Bogert Bogi-Bar. Works, well, the t-handle slips out and I can put on an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,138
Posted By JimRice
My -4 has a rounded roll bar. While it looks...

My -4 has a rounded roll bar. While it looks nice, it is several inches shorter than the stock Van's plans. I think it has to be in order to achieve the necessary bend radius. I have actually been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,176
Posted By JimRice
SI Records

I scan mine in high resolution and keep them electronically. With an additional back up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,996
Posted By JimRice
I have headset jacks behind seats in my...

I have headset jacks behind seats in my Swift...and really dislike it. I much prefer panel mount.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 101,232
Posted By JimRice
1994 RV-4 954 hours. No cracks. One dirt dauber...

1994 RV-4 954 hours. No cracks. One dirt dauber nest.
Forum: RV-4 04-12-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,243
Posted By JimRice
Funny, I 3-pt my Swift most the time. Started...

Funny, I 3-pt my Swift most the time. Started flying it in 1987, before the Internet... 😇
Forum: Texas (North) 03-25-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,386
Posted By JimRice
Drive an hour north and visit Ft Sill and you...

Drive an hour north and visit Ft Sill and you won't think Sheppard and Wichita Falls are so bad. :D I spent many years there as an Army Redleg.

If can't find something RV related, you ought to go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,517
Posted By JimRice
Re: When did you first see / hear of an RV?

It was 1981 when, unfortunately, a USAF pilot from the nearby airbase suffered a wing failure in an RV-3 during a low pass over the local airport. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,329
Posted By JimRice
I'd shy away from trying to float and level. ...

I'd shy away from trying to float and level. Nothing I've found works long term and it will eventually separate. I run maintenance ops for a large retail business and have had no luck, especially...
Forum: RV-4 07-03-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,243
Posted By JimRice
Re: Wheel or Three Point?

I agree with Bob Burns. RV-4 is a great landing airplane. I now have about 50 hours in my RV-4, but 1400 in a bunch of other t/w types. I typically always land it 3 point and full flaps. Trim to...
Forum: RV-4 04-23-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,308
Posted By JimRice
Fat Guy in an RV-4

The title is about ME. I'm 5' 10-1/2" and 235 with a 32" inseam and I bought a flying RV-4. I have broad shoulders with a too big gut underneath. :D I fit fine. My shoulders have a tiny bit of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,861
Posted By JimRice
Re: Ebay Avionics Checks - Yellow Tag ?

I purchased a couple of items for my planes via eBay. I bought a TKM MX-300 to replace the ancient Cessna RT-328 radio someone else installed. The MX-300 was purchased via eBay from an Avionics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,667
Posted By JimRice
Re: Mail Order Oil

I agree. Even paying shipping, I can get oil cheaper through these guys vs buying local and paying tax. They were $17/case cheaper on Phillips than local aviation supply house. I get it delivered...
Forum: RV-4 10-03-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,244
Posted By JimRice
Is 68" prop the longest for use on short geared...

Is 68" prop the longest for use on short geared RV-4? Can a 70" be used safely?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,048
Posted By JimRice
Tan Tax

You pay Tennessee an excise tax when you buy and register or move a plane from out of state to TN. It is a 7% of value. Experimentals are somewhat tougher for them since they can't look in a "blue...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,875
Posted By JimRice
PC680

I had 200hp IO-360 in my Starduster Too. The PC680 spun the prop well. Even my injected engine, which was sometimes hard to start wouldn't kill the Odyssey PC680. I'll be putting one in my RV-4...
Forum: RV-4 09-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,061
Posted By JimRice
I got a quote of $300 for condition inspection at...

I got a quote of $300 for condition inspection at my hangar with me having everything opened up ready to go. $600 at A&P/IA's shop with him doing it all. This assumes no additional work is required.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By JimRice
Polished Aluminum

It is a great deal of work. I have (semi) polished Swift. Nuvite and Cyclo polisher after compound polishing. Any thing but the most superficial scratches are difficult to remove. Sometimes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By JimRice
Canopy Locked Light

My RV-4 (tip over) has a flashing light which signals an unlocked canopy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By JimRice
Re: RV-4 Lower Wheel Pant Fairing

Not available from Van's. Looks like I'll be embarking on a fiberglass adventure. At least it is a small part. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By JimRice
RV-4 Lower Wheel Pant Fairing

Newbie here. Just bought RV-4. Apparently, the small lower wheel pant fairing/cover on the inside of my right wheel pant departed in parts unknown. I'm assuming it wasn't tightened following...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,766
Posted By JimRice
Mike, can you give me a call. 901-299-8181....

Mike, can you give me a call. 901-299-8181.

Thanks, Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,508
Posted By JimRice
Tail weight

Had W&B for the -4 out this evening punching data into a spreadsheet. Empty tail weight is 53#.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,766
Posted By JimRice
I am based at Wolf River (54M) just east of...

I am based at Wolf River (54M) just east of Collierville. Drop by sometime and visit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,766
Posted By JimRice
TN Tax

I bought a Starduster Too in 2005. As a plans built plane with relatively low total flying examples, the TN folks sent me a bill saying for me to pay 7% tax on sales price. The letter also said if I...
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