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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By pierre smith
GPS for iPad.

Mornin' guys. I have Ifly on my iPad but the little airplane icon doesn't move. Is there a GPS available to plug in or a better alternative?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,100
Posted By pierre smith
Nope

I have a friend in South Georgia, also a crop duster and owns a Cirrus. He said, "There's no way in h*** I'd pull the 'chute because you have no control over where it lands."
I'm riding it down under...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By pierre smith
Garmin 496 data update cable

Mornin' guys. I'm looking for a Garmin cable to update my 496 database. 478 494 3757.

Thanks,
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By pierre smith
Welcome

Hi Doug,
I've been into 2,000' strips and our EAA patch is 2700 feet and I use half of it. With practice you'd be able to manage 1700' with decent approaches. I've had my '10 for 9 years now and love...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By pierre smith
Free horizontal stabilizer/vertical fin

I have an RV-4 horizontal stabilizer and vertical fin. Free but must pick up here in Louisville, Ga (2J3). Some of the rivets are not quite flush on the stab and may or may not need to be addressed....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,845
Posted By pierre smith
Spinner paint.

I've seen British military trainers with one third of the sinner painted a contrasting color. They claim that the 'strobe' effect gets their attention because they can see it moving, but not when...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
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: 11
Views: 6,999
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: 1,376
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: 2,639
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: 24
Views: 5,172
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: 2,230
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: 537
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: 2,223
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: 2,223
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: 2,223
Posted By pierre smith
Maybe....

Two possibles here,

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
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: 1,518
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: 14,933
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: 3,074
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: 12,756
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: 12,756
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: 948
Posted By pierre smith
Wow!

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

Best,
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,412
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: 2,917
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: 1,058
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: 992
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: 992
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: 2,450
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: 2,450
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: 3,293
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: 714
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: 875
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: 2,492
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: 2,492
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: 34,583
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: 1,930
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: 1,239
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: 1,418
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: 1,661
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: 34,583
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: 2,119
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: 2,454
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: 2,454
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: 9,608
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: 1,301
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: 2,049
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: 2,049
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: 3,096
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: 2,049
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: 3,412
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: 6,477
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: 11,307
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: 11,307
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: 4,399
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: 11,307
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: 3,067
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: 3,168
Posted By pierre smith
Nope

Very little on trip planning regarding weather.

Best,
Forum: Safety 11-29-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,168
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: 2,203
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: 2,203
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: 2,203
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,
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