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Forum: Reviews 02-20-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,631
Posted By JPalese
WINGS program a better alternative to the Flight Review


I don't know any CFIs who use flight reviews as cash cows. Any CFI who endorses a Flight Review as completed underwrites a HUGE liability - as the CFI endorsing a flight review as satisfactory...
Forum: RV-12 02-17-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By JPalese
Picture of hangar floor

Not exactly a lot of fluid when it does leak.
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By JPalese
Leak stopped (for now?)

Now that the ambient temperatures are no longer in the deep freeze, my mysterious leak just stopped.

Coolant level in the overflow tank is visually unchanged, and out of curiosity I topped off the...
Forum: RV-12 02-09-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By JPalese
There is no coolant on the belly. After the...

There is no coolant on the belly.

After the engine was wiped clean and dried, the engine was run for .6 with the Rotax mechanic observing. No leaks were observed during or immediately after the...
Forum: RV-12 02-08-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By JPalese
Coolant Leak AFTER 5 year hose replacement

Your help is needed.

I have an RV-12 S-LSA that is used in flight training.

When the 5 year hose replacement was needed it was performed by the FBO's A&P / Rotax Certified mechanic.

After the 5...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,636
Posted By JPalese

Hi Steve:

As the operator of an S-LSA RV-12 used in a flight school in SE Wisconsin I would dearly love to have lifetime fuel hoses and an oil thermostat - our winters are long and cold.

Since you...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,550
Posted By JPalese
Thank you - Exactly what I was trying to find!

Thanks to all for your replies.
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,550
Posted By JPalese
RV-12 Fuel Cap Vent

Does anyone have the drawings of how to vent the fuel cap?

My recollection is it used to be in KAI 37 but I can't find it there any longer.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By JPalese
Exclamation Be careful out there

I want to echo and underscore what Bob said about both of these products -- they are designed for strategic planning, not tactical maneuvering.

There have been fatal accidents that resulted from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-10-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By JPalese
RV-7 Tip-up Canopy Question

I finally did it and pulled the trigger on an RV-7; which passed it's pre-buy inspection with flying colors.

The aircraft has a tip-up canopy - after several flights - during the last 12" or so of...
Forum: Safety 07-09-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By JPalese
Kiddie Booster Seat for RV-7 & 12

My 4 year old grandson's car seat is WAAAY to big to fit in the RV-7 or 12.

Anyone know of a kiddie booster seat that will work with the 5 point harness in these airplanes?
Forum: Midwest 05-03-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By JPalese

Yes, fly-ins are welcome.

At the moment the FBO will want a $40.00 ramp fee that will be waived with a 15 gallon fuel purchase.

The CAF is working on the county government to see if this can be...
Forum: Midwest 04-19-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By JPalese
Gathering of Warbirds May 27 2017 KUES
Forum: APRS Tracking 01-06-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,423
Posted By JPalese

I have been a ham since 1968, starting as a Novice and upgrading class by class to Extra. I learned CW so long ago that I am having to relearn it at speeds above 7 or 8 wpm.

FWIW what i have...
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,422
Posted By JPalese
RV-12 Maintenance Manual on Tires

[QUOTE=Jetguy;946169]I recently put on my third set of main tires at 632 hrs.:D I thought I would
try something new and changed from the Desser Aero Classic All Weather tire to the Desser Elite...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-15-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 36,988
Posted By JPalese
Report the Identity Theft to the Police

I am not sure what the laws are in California, but in Wisconsin Identity Theft is a FELONY with 6 years in prison per count.

All it takes in WI is an attempt by someone to use another person's...
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,464
Posted By JPalese
RV-12 WI Fly-in attendees - Formation flying interest?

If any RV-12 fly-in attendees are interested in getting their formation cards, please see or contact me so that we can get a contingent together for the next RV formation clinic.
Forum: Midwest 05-31-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By JPalese
Forum: Midwest 05-18-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By JPalese
RV Stuff

I am not sure about RV specific tools, but I did see 2 binders of material dealing with building an RV-9A.
Forum: Midwest 05-12-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By JPalese
West Bend WI Swap Meet & Fly-In Breakfast June 4th

Date of Event: June 4, 2016 Rain Date: N/A

Event Name: West Bend EAA Chapter 1158 Swap Meet & Pancake Breakfast
Location: West Bend, WI. KETB

Time of Event: Breakfast...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,689
Posted By JPalese
Exclamation I believe that the temporary FAA funding was for...

I believe that the temporary FAA funding was for 90 days, so I think that means it will take 89 days . . . unless another temporary funding measure is passed
Forum: RV-12 04-22-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,862
Posted By JPalese
FWIW The Milwaukee FSDO will not grant LODAs for...

FWIW The Milwaukee FSDO will not grant LODAs for E-LSA RV-12s since there are S-LSA RV-12s.
Forum: Reviews 04-19-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,850
Posted By JPalese
Thumbs up RV-12 S-LSA Coming on-line in SE Wisconsin Soon
Forum: Midwest 04-19-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By JPalese
Smile Facebook Link for swap meet
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,226
Posted By JPalese

Partially Correct.

At some point, if there is enough water in the fuel, the ethanol can not absorb any more water and the ethanol comes out of suspension (the weight of the absorbed water?). If...
Forum: RV-12 03-03-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By JPalese
RV-12 Skyview Updates

Can anyone clarify if RV-12 Skyview firmware updates are only to be downloaded from the Van's Aircraft website vice the Dynon site?
Forum: RV-12 03-03-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,648
Posted By JPalese
"in common" = similar?

Sorry - while I did not use the exact same word - unless I am mistaken 'similar' is a synonym for "in common."

In any event, what is the answer to the question?
Forum: RV-12 03-03-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,648
Posted By JPalese
Loved the 727

Coming out of the tanker (KC-135) with water injected engines and no thrust reverse, the B-727 seemed like a thoroughly modern airplane.

The tanker had to be muscled with finesse. The 72 flew with...
Forum: Midwest 03-03-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By JPalese

EAA Chapter 1158 is hosting a pancake breakfast, aviation swap meet, and brat fry on Saturday June 4, 2016.

All are welcome! Bring your aviation tools or other aviation related gear.

Swap fest...
Forum: Reviews 12-23-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,838
Posted By JPalese
PM Sent

Hi Chris:

I sent you a PM.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-06-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 832
Posted By JPalese
Smile KETB Breakfast With Santa 12/12/2015
Forum: Midwest 12-06-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By JPalese
Smile Breakfast With Santa 12/12/15 @ KETB Chapter 1158 EAA

This Saturday, December 12, 2015 Fly-in or drive to Chapter 1158's Hangar at the West Bend, WI Airport.

Breakfast runs 0700 - 1100.

Santa is scheduled to arrive by helicopter at 0830.

Forum: Midwest 08-12-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By JPalese
KSBM Celebration - 70 year Anniversary of VJ Day 08/15/2015

Spirit of '45 70th Anniversary Celebration

Date: August 15, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

Forum: RV-12 08-07-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By JPalese

My wife and son have decided they want to learn to fly.

I'd prefer to teach them in an RV-12 in preparation for a -7.

Anyone in SE WI (driving distance of KETB/KHXF) have an RV-12 that would be...
Forum: Safety 07-12-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By JPalese
RV-12 Vibration

Not sure if this belongs here or in the RV-12 section . . . .

Flew an S-LSA RV-12 the other day and there was a short yet pronounced vibration that even seemed to affect the arc of the prop spinner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,201
Posted By JPalese
Tail Low Wheel Landings


I was almost exclusively a 3 point landing guy until I got checked out in a t/w aircraft by the CAF.

The check pilot drove home the point that the AAF reduced their landing accident rate by...
Forum: Midwest 06-14-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 850
Posted By JPalese
Washington Island 2P2 Fly-In Fish Boil 7/18/15

My wife and I have done this in the past. Fun time. Camping allowed overnight on the airport ONLY for this event; its primitive not luxury camping.

Will probably not be there this year as my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By JPalese
Smile Check your e-mail

Check your e-mail
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,032
Posted By JPalese
Question GRT Sensed (new) AOA system

I could not find any info on the GRT website about the install and pitot tube requirements for their new sensed AOA system.

Anyone know where to find the info?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,357
Posted By JPalese
WARNING iOS 8.3 & External GPS

Here is the text of the e-mail I received from Bad Elf:

We are investigating reports that iOS 8.3 (released by Apple earlier this week) is not feeding GPS data from most external GPS receivers into...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-14-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,537
Posted By JPalese
What size / type of crate?

For the Pilots n Paws aviators .....

What size/type of crate should I be looking to get for the luggage area of an RV-7 tip-up?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-19-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,037
Posted By JPalese
Van's transition training syllabus is 1.35 to 1.4 Vso

FYI Van's transition training syllabus calls for a Vref {speed on final} of Vso x 1.35 or 1.40 vice 1.3.

As I recall the reason for Van caling for the higher Vref speed is energy management due...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-17-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,737
Posted By JPalese
Not so

While company policy and procedures must be followed - as they have the same weight as the FARs - the Captain is THE BOTTOM LINE.

I hate to tell you that you are dreaming if you believe our...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-16-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,737
Posted By JPalese
Personal Minimums

After 17000 hours I can tell you 3 rules I use to keep me out of trouble:

1) When in doubt, do NOT do. (Listen to your spidey sense)

2) It is much more difficult to decide NO than it is to try...
Forum: Safety 11-02-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,639
Posted By JPalese
Practice practice practice

I have to take an exception to Paul's comment, which I referenced above. Paul's comment is accurate unless you are trained properly.

How you react during an emergency IS a product of your...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-23-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 139,186
Posted By JPalese
Telephone Clearance

Haven't done this in a hundred years but at one time if there was no radio contact with ATC or FSS on the ground you could call them for clearance on a phone, they would read you the clearance: 'ATC...
Forum: APRS Tracking 10-21-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 41,689
Posted By JPalese

Hi Glenn:

My EAA chapter (1158) will put up and sponsor an iGate at KETB - they have internet access and several computers in a nice hangar at the airport.

At this point, I am not sure who will buy...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-15-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,038
Posted By JPalese

Doug and family you have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.

Our thoughts and prayers go with you and your family.

As you mourn your Mom's passing, may you take comfort in the thoughts...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-09-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,039
Posted By JPalese
Any more clinics in 2014?

Are there any more formation clinics scheduled for 2014 - either RV specific - or where an RV can be flown - to obtain a formation card?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,629
Posted By JPalese

Hi Paul

Sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. Your tribute to him was awesome. Your aviation career is a living monument to your Dad.
Forum: COMM 05-25-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By JPalese
Ring out?

Hi Walt:

Not sure what you mean . . . . the intercom is built into the radio, there is not a stand-alone intercom unit.

Forum: COMM 05-24-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By JPalese
Trigg TY 91 Problem

A friend has a Trigg TY-91 that has developed the following problem:

No transmit audio. - Various microphones have been checked.

Carrier is transmit ok.

Intercom audio is a-ok.

Worked ok 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By JPalese

Direct email sent
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,365
Posted By JPalese
1 USB stick needed per EFIS

I was directed to the Seattle Avionics web site where it indeed says a USB stick is needed for each EFIS display.

So I ordered a couple of the mini 32 GB San Disk Cruzers - paid about 19 bucks each...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,365
Posted By JPalese
Small USB sticks

Hi James:

Thanks for the info. Do you know the name and memory size of the small USB sticks you referenced? Where can they be purchased?

Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,365
Posted By JPalese
USB stick ?

With a dual HXr
Where is the best place to plug in the map memory stick?
Rear of EFIS
Panel connector

My assumption is a single stick will supply data to both screens

A behind the panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 31,147
Posted By JPalese
Ounce of prevention worth pound of cure

The answer is I don't know that there will be any, nor do I believe any would be appropriate.

However, why not take advantage of all the protection that is out there?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 31,147
Posted By JPalese
NASA ASRS report?

Victor C

Thank you for sharing and so glad you are both safe.

Having a plan and then being flexible enough to modify it when it became apparent things weren't working as you had envisioned were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By JPalese
Military paint job - roundel size?

If you have a military style paint job what size roundels did you use on the fuselage? The wings?

Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,180
Posted By JPalese
Canopy Jettison Handle for a tip up?

Due to a miscommunication, the instrument panel I had cut for my RV-7 tip-up does not have room for the Jettison "T" handle.

I have heard all kinds of things including - not needed - the canopy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,496
Posted By JPalese
Have you considered the GRT Mini series?

Hi Jay:

Since you mission is strictly VFR . . .

Have you checked out these links from GRT:
Forum: Midwest 12-22-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By JPalese
Spot has been filled

The hangar spot has been rented.
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