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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By jbDC9
Heís still at it? Awesome! Ted rebuilt my carb...

Heís still at it? Awesome! Ted rebuilt my carb (MA4-5) back in 2006. 12+ years and almost 1600 hours later itís still running great, no issues.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By jbDC9
I19, Greene County is all you need. If no Uber,...

I19, Greene County is all you need. If no Uber, thereís an Enterprise car rental office a couple miles from I19, easy to get a car. One full day there would be considered a high-speed pass....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,683
Posted By jbDC9
Great trip report! Was great to meet you and talk...

Great trip report! Was great to meet you and talk for a bit...

We were wandering through one of the vendor hangars with my brother wearing a Pliny The Elder tee shirt. Mike spotted it and was like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,758
Posted By jbDC9
There are others that use and appreciate MMO; a...

There are others that use and appreciate MMO; a few years ago I had a stuck exhaust valve. The crusty, err, experienced mechanic that fixed it recommended that I run MMO in the gas to help keep the...
Forum: Safety 07-29-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,595
Posted By jbDC9
Nope! No disagreement from me as the system...

Nope! No disagreement from me as the system usually works and works pretty well, but, this was apparently the year of the ďperfect stormĒ so to speak. Lousy weather, ATC issues and questionable...
Forum: Safety 07-29-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,595
Posted By jbDC9
Yup. I missed out on the Sunday arrival fun but...

Yup. I missed out on the Sunday arrival fun but was right in the midst of it at 0730 Monday morning; I held for 1:45 then bailed to Wautoma. I've been really lucky during my previous 8 OSH arrivals...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,902
Posted By jbDC9
So Vlad, I think we're all curious... what's your...

So Vlad, I think we're all curious... what's your hour meter up to these days? I'm a slacker, trailing along at 1500+ hrs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By jbDC9
Yep! Sometimes, the weather just says "no!"......

Yep! Sometimes, the weather just says "no!"... what'cha gonna do? Wait.

I had to play the waiting game a few weeks ago on a trip from Atlanta back to Houston; nasty rain, storms and low ceilings...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-10-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,886
Posted By jbDC9
Yup. I just flew Newark-Tampa (737), lotta crud...

Yup. I just flew Newark-Tampa (737), lotta crud out there. Passing N of LAL I dialed up the SNF arrival freq; man, it was quiet. Said hi to the controller, asked how itís going... he said itís been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,592
Posted By jbDC9
Ditto! I've been using NAPA 1068 (Wix 51068) for...

Ditto! I've been using NAPA 1068 (Wix 51068) for almost 5 years now with no complaints.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,581
Posted By jbDC9
In your not-so-humble opinion; no room for common...

In your not-so-humble opinion; no room for common sense, got it.

If you prefer to create more work for yourself, that's fine, have at it. But, as so eloquently stated in posts 52, 55 and 57 (az gila...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,581
Posted By jbDC9
Sloppy workmanship? Too lazy/cheap? Eh, sorry, I...

Sloppy workmanship? Too lazy/cheap? Eh, sorry, I disagree.



Ha! Yep, that's kinda how I looked at 9GT's post...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By jbDC9
Interesting technique, think Iíll have to give...

Interesting technique, think Iíll have to give that a try on my GRT fuel pressure sender. Iíve already replaced my oil pressure sender, but now my fuel sender is acting up... will try the hammer tap...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-08-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,162
Posted By jbDC9
Great report! Desolate, remote, beautiful country...

Great report! Desolate, remote, beautiful country out there. I've had my eye on doing a Lajitas Resort trip for years, but reading the hit or miss reviews about the place, I've never been able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By jbDC9
So it sounds like you're an RV-6 pilot wondering...

So it sounds like you're an RV-6 pilot wondering about transitioning to the T-6? Try it, you'll like it!



While I'm not a high time T-6 driver (125 hrs in type), I disagree with these statements....
Forum: Midwest 01-29-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,927
Posted By jbDC9
In looking at their AirNav page, I see that...

In looking at their AirNav page, I see that comments are disabled by the owner... which kinda indicates to me that they've had their share of negative comments and the owner/manager just doesn't care...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,500
Posted By jbDC9
So this is a timely thread for me as both my VDO...

So this is a timely thread for me as both my VDO fuel and oil pressure sensors have started acting flaky... and my oil sensor has already been replaced once. Question though, for a GRT 4000 EIS...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-23-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,567
Posted By jbDC9
I had a rough running Pmag a month or two ago......

I had a rough running Pmag a month or two ago... was a kinda weird deal. In September I sent my old 1200+ hour 113 series units in for check up and updates. Reinstalled with all new plug wires. Ops...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,345
Posted By jbDC9
Uh oh... sounds like my canopy will be cracking...

Uh oh... sounds like my canopy will be cracking any day now; Iím at 11 years and 1475 hours, no cracks yet. Yet...

Last month I was droning across northern Arizona and New Mexico at 9500í and 18F...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-05-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By jbDC9
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Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,021
Posted By jbDC9
PV? Whatís that?

PV? Whatís that?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-20-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,698
Posted By jbDC9
P-Mag reports/pireps? Yep! This question gets...

P-Mag reports/pireps? Yep! This question gets asked every other month...

Some light...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-14-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,037
Posted By jbDC9
Just an FYI; the guy in Texas selling headsets on...

Just an FYI; the guy in Texas selling headsets on Barnstormers is a regular poster (based Brenham) on the Pilots of America forum. I don't know the guy and can't say for sure that he's not the...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,142
Posted By jbDC9
This thread reminds of a funny movie bit... from...

This thread reminds of a funny movie bit... from O' Brother, Where Art Thou?;

Pomade Vendor: I can get the part from Bristol. It'll take two weeks, here's your pomade.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By jbDC9
Yep. My carbed O-360 has 2 Pmags, no primer...

Yep. My carbed O-360 has 2 Pmags, no primer system installed. To start, boost pump on, throttle closed, crank starter. While prop is turning, pump throttle (accel pump) once, then return throttle to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,918
Posted By jbDC9
I hate to paint all instructors with a wide...

I hate to paint all instructors with a wide brush, but, I've seen it too.

At Hooks airport in Houston there's a north ramp that does double duty as both a runup and parking area. I had small glitch...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,391
Posted By jbDC9
From Aveo? Cool, but, this thread is about Avio....

From Aveo? Cool, but, this thread is about Avio.

You'd think the rocket surgeons in charge of naming the company would have picked something different. One letter to differentiate between...
Forum: Autopilots 10-25-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By jbDC9
EFIS? I wish! I guess I should have mentioned the...

EFIS? I wish! I guess I should have mentioned the rest of my panel... it's steam gauges; no EFIS, ADHARS, magnetometers. Nothing but a Garmin 496 feeding RS232 data to the Vizion 385 and a Trutrak...
Forum: Autopilots 10-25-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By jbDC9
Trutrak Vizion 385 nav tracking

A few months ago I finally installed a used Vizion 385 a/p in my RV-8. It. Is. Awesome. Why didn't I install one years ago?? I have it connected to my 496 GPS (RS232 wire) for nav tracking.

But,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,067
Posted By jbDC9
Yeah, I kinda thought the same thing, the voltage...

Yeah, I kinda thought the same thing, the voltage specs he mentioned for the Grote controller from the web page is exactly the same as the Whelen numbers, but... look at the Grote controller pic, the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,067
Posted By jbDC9
Funny that you ask that question; I'm upgrading...

Funny that you ask that question; I'm upgrading my Whelen LEDs to Baja Squadron Pros...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,067
Posted By jbDC9
LED wig-wag controller

To the electric gurus here;

I upgraded my landing lights to Whelen LEDs two years ago, which rendered my Nuckolls designed wig wag circuit inop. I've read here that I could put a resistor across...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,494
Posted By jbDC9
Napa filters are made by Wix; the Napa Gold 1515...

Napa filters are made by Wix; the Napa Gold 1515 (aka Wix 51515) will work fine, but they're kinda long. The Napa 1068 (Wix 51068) is the same basic filter but just a wee bit shorter, better...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 130,360
Posted By jbDC9
That was Rock Springs, WY? Who knew? I actually...

That was Rock Springs, WY? Who knew? I actually kinda lived there for a whopping 10 months back in '93-94 as a Beech 1900 copilot for Mesa Airlines. We had a cruddy crashpad apartment on the SE edge...
Forum: Texas (North) 10-02-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By jbDC9
Agreed, that's what the painted markings are...

Agreed, that's what the painted markings are trying to do, but... it doesn't fit. The layout is probably "FAA standard" clear zone measurements, but with the limited space between the taxiway and...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,308
Posted By jbDC9
Ditto! Please? I live on a 4000'x100' grass...

Ditto! Please?

I live on a 4000'x100' grass strip with home made LED/solar lights. The lights are adapted to use standard runway light fixtures and used to work well... but as they've aged, they've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,370
Posted By jbDC9
1400 hours on my dual 113-series Pmags installed...

1400 hours on my dual 113-series Pmags installed in 2006. The first 200+ hours were pretty painful, numerous issues, but Brad and company got 'em straightened out and they've been trouble free for...
Forum: Autopilots 09-05-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,343
Posted By jbDC9
Too late, you're already there. There may be a...

Too late, you're already there. There may be a slight risk involved here, but that's why we check it before flight and then test fly it. If it gets weird in flight, turn the a/p switch off... no big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,497
Posted By jbDC9
I went the alternate route; had my HGU-55...

I went the alternate route; had my HGU-55 modified with both ANR cups and CEP plugs. Best of both worlds, works really well in the noisy stuff, aka, T-28s. I've worn the CEP plugs for several hours...
Forum: Autopilots 09-01-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,343
Posted By jbDC9
There's an easier solution... I ran into this...

There's an easier solution... I ran into this recently on my install, but it's an easy fix! It's a set-up function; see the Vizion install/Ops manual, page 14; a yes/no selection to reverse servo...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-22-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By jbDC9
Usually random, intermittent, and...

Usually random, intermittent, and circumnavigable. Man, that's a big word; how about flyable aroundable? Usually... :p
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,108
Posted By jbDC9
Yep. Must add the down turned tips or risk cracks...

Yep. Must add the down turned tips or risk cracks in the ramp skin.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-20-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,388
Posted By jbDC9
Doh! I'm an idiot, missed the part about the...

Doh! I'm an idiot, missed the part about the petition being at your hangar... but still, if you get it online, I'll sign it.

And while we're at it, as mentioned previously with other airports,...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-20-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,388
Posted By jbDC9
Hey Doug, I looked at both sites and can't find...

Hey Doug, I looked at both sites and can't find the petition; is it hidden or am I blind? I wanna sign it! Ditch the silly Hyde era NW Reg name; it's Aero Valley to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,633
Posted By jbDC9
As Raymo stated above, pumping, waiting, then...

As Raymo stated above, pumping, waiting, then cranking is not a great idea due to the fire hazard; a perhaps better technique is to pump the throttle while cranking as the atomized fuel is sucked...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 130,360
Posted By jbDC9
Yep, they're a bit squished. Another problem; now...

Yep, they're a bit squished. Another problem; now I want to move to McCall, Idaho!! Looks just a wee bit purtier than SE Texas...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,574
Posted By jbDC9
Um... mail bloats?

Um... mail bloats?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 130,360
Posted By jbDC9
I'll follow along for most of the story and the...

I'll follow along for most of the story and the cool pics, but, since I don't do religion or church, the god-stuff narrative is lost on me...

But, I dig these trip reports; makes me wish I had the...
Forum: GPS 07-22-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,079
Posted By jbDC9
Sweeeet! I think you just cost me some extra...

Sweeeet! I think you just cost me some extra coin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,784
Posted By jbDC9
I dunno about that... last year in my minimally...

I dunno about that... last year in my minimally equipped RV (1 VOR, G496) I flew IFR from a private grass strip N of Houston to New Orleans Lakefront; since I don't have IFR GPS capability I filed /U...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,219
Posted By jbDC9
Yep, defueling sucks! A coupla months the ago we...

Yep, defueling sucks! A coupla months the ago we had to change the electric boost pump on a T-28A, which means you gotta drain the tanks. We had 140 gallons on board... ugh; not a fun time.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 43
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Views: 7,602
Posted By jbDC9
No kidding! So, according to a pic of the tach...

No kidding! So, according to a pic of the tach time on the Russia trip thread, he's at around 2800 TT over 6 years... :eek:. According to my Texas public school math, that's 466 hrs/year; I know a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,648
Posted By jbDC9
My carb heat door and hinge was coming apart a...

My carb heat door and hinge was coming apart a few months ago and I luckily stumbled across this post; I shamelessly copied the hinge and door design and gotta say, it works great! The air seal is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,290
Posted By jbDC9
Nice pics! I have a love/hate relationship with...

Nice pics! I have a love/hate relationship with dawn patrol flying; I love to fly in the mornings when it's cool(er) and calm, but I hate getting up early, ugh.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 102,920
Posted By jbDC9
Exactly... heck, my idea of a grand adventure is...

Exactly... heck, my idea of a grand adventure is to fly my -8 from Texas to the Pacific Northwest, but it seems that life will just never let that happen. Ah well, at least Vlad shares his adventures...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-14-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,247
Posted By jbDC9
Yeah, I was thinking the same, reading it and...

Yeah, I was thinking the same, reading it and just shaking my head. Lloyd's accident might not be on the same "holy cr@p!" level as the Boatright crash, but still... yikes. At least Lloyd didn't take...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-05-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,828
Posted By jbDC9
Cool!! It's been a looong time since I've seen a...

Cool!! It's been a looong time since I've seen a BC Squadron fly-out posted; wish I could have made it up from Houston, but with all the rain, our grass strip is just a wee bit squishy...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,415
Posted By jbDC9
Your sig line says you have a constant speed...

Your sig line says you have a constant speed prop; one thing you might check is the prop governer oil line elbow fitting into the nose case. I had a similar issue awhile back and replaced the forward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,969
Posted By jbDC9
Regional airline pilot. Mesa Airlines (gag)...

Regional airline pilot. Mesa Airlines (gag) starts their F/O pay scale at $22/hr. Pathetic ain't it?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-15-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By jbDC9
Pmags are electronic ignitions.... form factor is...

Pmags are electronic ignitions.... form factor is the only difference.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By jbDC9
I'm still using a 496 as well; I'd upgrade to the...

I'm still using a 496 as well; I'd upgrade to the 660 tomorrow, if only... XM radio and weather!

According to the Aera 660 thread, they've been working on the XM solution since introduction a year...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-24-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 81,445
Posted By jbDC9
Man, that's a scary bunch of work you're doing...

Man, that's a scary bunch of work you're doing there! Looking good though, keep it up.

So, on the pics with the front floor skin removed; did anyone else picture a Fred Flintstone airplane with...
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