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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Captain_John
The other thing is... you could be at 11,000' and...

The other thing is... you could be at 11,000' and in the clear, they will drop you down to 5,000' and put you in clouds if they are there. Just hope they aren't too moist this time of year.

:( CJ
Forum: Northeast 11-19-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Captain_John
Not really... I'll take you for a ride. It's just...

Not really... I'll take you for a ride. It's just that I don't have a nosedragger...

Shoot me a PM if interested.

;) CJ
Forum: Northeast 11-17-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Captain_John
Hey, I resemble that comment! LOL ;) CJ

Hey, I resemble that comment! LOL

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,579
Posted By Captain_John
In the past 5 years I have flown AT LEAST 200...

In the past 5 years I have flown AT LEAST 200 hours each year.

These are incredible airplanes!

I have earned my instrument rating in it and am working towards my commercial now.

This plane has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,599
Posted By Captain_John
Could someone clarify the "non-wired" method? I...

Could someone clarify the "non-wired" method?

I have a 327 and a GTN 650 and my rs232 out from my transponder is already talking to my 650.

I am guessing that the non-wired method is a software...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By Captain_John
Jerry, Looks like all we need is beer and...

Jerry,

Looks like all we need is beer and ice!

See you Saturday!

:D CJ
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-06-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,698
Posted By Captain_John
Yup Jim, You will be!!! ;) Besides, I am holding...

Yup Jim, You will be!!!

;) Besides, I am holding your VAF hat hostage from the event two years ago!

I will have it on the fridge when you get here!!!

Mike, I think you can pull this off......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,282
Posted By Captain_John
My plane was built on beer! I will bring some...

My plane was built on beer!

I will bring some Mayflower ales from Plymouth, MA!

See you all soon!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,193
Posted By Captain_John
I'm looking forward to it again! I love the fixed...

I'm looking forward to it again! I love the fixed gear! See you all there!

:) CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-30-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,883
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, I like the sneak peek of the new design on...

Mike,

I like the sneak peek of the new design on the wing!

Looking forward to seeing the entire plane (and you) soon!

Russki, don't just escort him up the Hudson. Keep it going and chauffeur him...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By Captain_John
Andair fuel pump drawing overcurrent and tripping the breaker

So, I guess you could say this has been an ongoing issue for me. My airplane has been up and running for 4 years now. In that time I have accrued 1000 hours. All of that time I have used my Andair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,942
Posted By Captain_John
Yes! I noticed that when I was up there! Very...

Yes! I noticed that when I was up there! Very cool state you have up there!

So, I was just thinking... If you have an RV 3, 4 or 6 you can change your tail number to a November x-ray. In which case...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,942
Posted By Captain_John
AND... Almost always when you hear another...

AND...

Almost always when you hear another experimental on the frequency... it's an RV.

When I first decided to build, I didn't want an RV because everyone else had one. When I decided on the RV I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,942
Posted By Captain_John
I enjoy saying experimental! I like everything...

I enjoy saying experimental! I like everything about it. I like letting people know that I built this thing! I like the fact that it is never considered airworthy and I fly it all over the continent....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,942
Posted By Captain_John
Hey, I resemble that remark! :) CJ

Hey, I resemble that remark!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,942
Posted By Captain_John
That has never happened to me. It must be your...

That has never happened to me. It must be your rebel accent! Lol

:D CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,975
Posted By Captain_John
Mikey, Great write up and leave it to you to...

Mikey,

Great write up and leave it to you to find a good beer and a Peter everywhere you go! hahaha

Man, you need to finish you instrument!!!

Great write up!

See you soon!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,983
Posted By Captain_John
Rudi, Good to hear from you again! You and your...

Rudi, Good to hear from you again! You and your family look well!

Your little girl isn't so little anymore! How they grow up, heh?

Do you still have the other flying machines as well as the...
Forum: Canada 04-05-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,434
Posted By Captain_John
Yes, but you have to buy that package. Also, if...

Yes, but you have to buy that package.

Also, if you can go IFR... then do it. It makes the weird airspace thing a non-issue.

Don't forget to get your DTOPS sticker! I hear that they are running...
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By Captain_John
"Recycling" a modern A-DSB transponder like a GTX 45R

Do you ever really need to recycle a modern transponder like you used to do to the old ones back in the day?

I see that the GTX 45R has a power control on pin 38.

Garmin says:

The POWER CONTROL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,489
Posted By Captain_John
I would bet it was the short n number dot com...

I would bet it was the short n number dot com guy!

;) CJ
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By Captain_John
I do realize that total anonymity from the feds...

I do realize that total anonymity from the feds is not in the cards. If they want to know who you are, they will find out with this new technology. It really isn’t a high priority for me, but if I...
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By Captain_John
I didn't know that there was a four second...

I didn't know that there was a four second window. I was planning on leaving that pin tied to an active low so that it goes anonymous on boot anyways...

Am I asking for too much?

:confused: CJ
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By Captain_John
What I'm waiting for in an a-dsb solution

I have the legacy G3X screens and don't like to have ancillary handheld tablets floating around the cockpit. I enjoy having all my information displayed on my GDU's.

I would like a single unit...
Forum: Northeast 03-22-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,111
Posted By Captain_John
Well, shoot me a message and if you drive down to...

Well, shoot me a message and if you drive down to Plymouth we can then fly up to Nashua and visit Dave.

How's that for a plan?

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,706
Posted By Captain_John
That's not true! I'm not an engineer. LOL :eek:....

That's not true! I'm not an engineer. LOL

:eek:. CJ
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,469
Posted By Captain_John
Minimum is 2.75 quarts. Lycoming also says that...

Minimum is 2.75 quarts. Lycoming also says that the maximum oil burn is one quart PER HOUR! Yeah... you should be looking deeper into the engine if that is happening.

Anyways, if you have 4 hours of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 24,843
Posted By Captain_John
I thought everybody did! I have for years! I too...

I thought everybody did! I have for years!

I too have had the dream about the power lines.

The other one that I have is where I am flying like Superman through a narrow hallway at the top of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-21-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,133
Posted By Captain_John
I am not sure if I had mentioned this before, but...

I am not sure if I had mentioned this before, but my house, hangar and Jeep are available for rent. I have an agent who handles the house, linens, payment and keys. The house will sleep 3-4 couples...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-19-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,133
Posted By Captain_John
Charlie, too bad you had to leave early. We took...

Charlie, too bad you had to leave early. We took the Jeep for a nice ride around town. There was a winter festival going on. Lots of people in town for "Winterpalooza"!

See you again soon!

:) CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-19-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,133
Posted By Captain_John
Nice job with the pictures guys! Great to see...

Nice job with the pictures guys!

Great to see you again. This was a fun day.

Maybe weather next year will be as good and we can do it again?

:cool: CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-18-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,133
Posted By Captain_John
We had a great time heading up to Maine...

We had a great time heading up to Maine yesterday. The weather was absolutely perfect! We had 3 RVs and 1 Maule. The conditions on the lake were great as you can see from this...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-17-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,133
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, it is a Cessna. But a really nice one! It...

Mike, it is a Cessna. But a really nice one! It is a Cessna 175 and they took out the GO geared motor and put in a 6 cylinder with a constant speed prop. It really jumps off the water!

I'm looking...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-16-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,133
Posted By Captain_John
Cool! Mike, I might be able to leverage us a...

Cool!

Mike, I might be able to leverage us a seaplane! I have a friend of mine who lost his medical and needs me to exercise it for him once in a while. If he still owns it, we could have some fun...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-16-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,133
Posted By Captain_John
I plan on heading up there tomorrow if anyone is...

I plan on heading up there tomorrow if anyone is going to be around. I should arrive sometime around noon time. Plan on having lunch and then heading back home. Show me a personal message or meet me...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,670
Posted By Captain_John
According to my Mattituck provided Lycoming...

According to my Mattituck provided Lycoming operations manual. I don't write the stuff. I just abide by it.

:cool: CJ
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,670
Posted By Captain_John
The only thing I would add to that is that you...

The only thing I would add to that is that you should have a yellow alert for your oil temperature from as low as it can go to 100°. You are in Illinois and Gil is in Arizona. We need to wait for our...
Forum: Northwest 02-10-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,950
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, my pleasure! Wear that shirt that I bought...

Mike, my pleasure!

Wear that shirt that I bought you on the trip also!

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,808
Posted By Captain_John
Otis, that is even better! The problem is I'm not...

Otis, that is even better! The problem is I'm not an Amazonian. I have to pay the extra dollar for the part but there is no annual subscription to prime. So it goes!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,808
Posted By Captain_John
They are for the Suspa ones like Mike found...

They are for the Suspa ones like Mike found earlier in this thread. I just got off the horn with him and got a one year positive PIREP!!!

Get them while they are hot!!!

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,808
Posted By Captain_John
I just bought a pair on ebay for $16 and free...

I just bought a pair on ebay for $16 and free shipping!!!

Looking forward to trying them!

;) CJ
Forum: Northwest 02-09-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,950
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, that looks like Maine! Yes, they are all...

Mike, that looks like Maine!

Yes, they are all correct, you do need a hangar, but I do know how scarce they are up there.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

:cool: CJ
Forum: Propellers 01-30-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,585
Posted By Captain_John
I like doing post-flight inspections also. They...

I like doing post-flight inspections also. They are best with a nice hobby IPA in hand!

;) CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-30-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,944
Posted By Captain_John
DM, Yes, I went last year. Great trip and I plan...

DM, Yes, I went last year. Great trip and I plan on going again. This year however, I want to do the contiguous US with a stop in Las Vegas. I see that you are there. Any tips or suggestions?

:) CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-30-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,133
Posted By Captain_John
Yes, hopefully this year we will have cooperative...

Yes, hopefully this year we will have cooperative weather!

I plan on arriving sometime in the AM, perhaps around 9 or 10am and staying through lunch or later. I do have a hangar at 8B0, Bean...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By Captain_John
Lol Nick I never thought of that! A DVM is still...

Lol Nick I never thought of that! A DVM is still a doctor!

I'm not interested in doing this as I still do the third class thing. I find this interesting though.

Sounds like this is as clear as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By Captain_John
I have heard that people have success bargaining...

I have heard that people have success bargaining with their non-aviation products. I just changed plans and thought I would feel them out as you described. They don't budge.

Say, I always thought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By Captain_John
Can a DMD do a basic med sign off?

I am chatting with a friend of mine and he is a DMD. We got onto the topic of flying and I was wondering if anyone knows if he could do a basic med sign off. I don't recall what the qualifications...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,186
Posted By Captain_John
Yup, it happened to me once in vmc. That's why I...

Yup, it happened to me once in vmc. That's why I have a G5!

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,048
Posted By Captain_John
I totally agree with that, however getting back...

I totally agree with that, however getting back into the United States with that weapon is the hard part. You will need to prove to US Customs that it is not Canadian firearm being imported into the...
Forum: International 01-09-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By Captain_John
Joel, contact Mitch Buckley at Alpha One Flight...

Joel, contact Mitch Buckley at Alpha One Flight Services in Plymouth Massachusetts. He is the director of Maintenance there and very familiar with RVs. He's a great guy. If you can't find his contact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,774
Posted By Captain_John
I will throw alternator failure out there because...

I will throw alternator failure out there because it seems to be the most common failure that can be avoided.

When I was building my airplane I noticed lots of alternator failures. Back then the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,412
Posted By Captain_John
Refill the tanks yourself. They sell trans fill...

Refill the tanks yourself. They sell trans fill adapters and all you need to do is buy the oxygen in bulk.

Check out this article about using welders oxygen. Oxygen is oxygen he says and that's what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,412
Posted By Captain_John
Tom, I seem to recall this article being printed...

Tom, I seem to recall this article being printed in the EAA magazine about this guy but I couldn't find it in the archives. I did locate this story about it though. Looks like 26,900 feet was his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,412
Posted By Captain_John
As Greg has mentioned, going for a ride in the...

As Greg has mentioned, going for a ride in the altitude chamber is a great experience. The FAA sets it up at Oshkosh almost every year. I have gone for four rides. I learn something each time. I...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-03-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,255
Posted By Captain_John
All of my fiberglass is painted black. :cool: ...

All of my fiberglass is painted black.

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,412
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, no we just need to move it over to the 200...

Mike, no we just need to move it over to the 200 knot thread! LOL

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,412
Posted By Captain_John
Fair enough, Matt. I did not switch to standard...

Fair enough, Matt.

I did not switch to standard pressure because ATC was waiting for me to reach that altitude and then clear me for my descent and to Plymouth. I guess I was too hasty and should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,412
Posted By Captain_John
Funny you should mention this. 4 days ago I went...

Funny you should mention this. 4 days ago I went up to flight level 180. I wanted to catch a decent Tailwind.

If I had asked for a vector I would have gotten a better one. Here's the video...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,801
Posted By Captain_John
My attach point will fit 7 and 8 wings. Let me...

My attach point will fit 7 and 8 wings. Let me know if you want to borrow it.

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,801
Posted By Captain_John
I was only the project manager. It is basically a...

I was only the project manager. It is basically a copy of Dan's. They both employ the bungee release mechanism, but the one we built runs on a linear actuator instead of a mechanical release. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,801
Posted By Captain_John
Hey, I resemble that comment! Yes, here is the...

Hey, I resemble that comment!

Yes, here is the you tube link of the test that Dan hosted on his website.

https://youtu.be/9rGubnIWpfA

If you look into my videos, you will see the view from the...
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