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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By Jerry Carter
The problem is, tapping it repeatedly often will...

The problem is, tapping it repeatedly often will not unstick the ball from the base of the reservoir. It took a good 15 minutes to get the thing unstuck on my last flight. It may be simple, but it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By Jerry Carter
Aerox sticky valve

I have the Aerox oxygen tank with the oxysaver cannulas. I've had problems with the little ball sticking at the base of the indicator reservoir, effectively occluding the flow of oxygen. This has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,160
Posted By Jerry Carter
Page Field is great

We go to Sanibel every New Year's. Can't beat 80 degree weather on New Year's day. I've found Page Field to be very friendly. I recall the tiedown fee and fuel cost is reasonable, and I believe they...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-24-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 928,806
Posted By Jerry Carter
I notice you have the parallel valve engine. I...

I notice you have the parallel valve engine. I have the same, and, even in Memphis hot summers, high oil temps have never been a problem for me with a nine row cooler. In fact, I need to block off...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,412
Posted By Jerry Carter
It's in my cart at ACS, waiting for my next...

It's in my cart at ACS, waiting for my next order. Who among us hasn't wanted to write a book? Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
Forum: Tools 11-24-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,071
Posted By Jerry Carter
I get it, Bill. A few years ago, I picked up a...

I get it, Bill. A few years ago, I picked up a Starduster One (single seat). I didn't build it, but I've maintained it, and I fly it regularly. I'm sure you've probably been on the Biplane Forum....
Forum: Tools 11-24-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,071
Posted By Jerry Carter
Bill, you will love gas welding! I built two RV's...

Bill, you will love gas welding! I built two RV's and wanted to build a rag and tube project. If you want to ease your way into it without spending a ton of money, you might consider what I'm...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,699
Posted By Jerry Carter
Same here, except I was directed to phone mail...

Same here, except I was directed to phone mail yesterday when I called, and I have not heard back from them yet. Let's go, Dynon. Your customer service is supposed to be what sets you apart from Big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,824
Posted By Jerry Carter
I'm dumping XM

I kept XM even after buying the stratus 2 a few months ago. I wanted to do a side by side comparison, and I've decided that the ADS B weather is plenty good, and better in some cases (more frequent...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-16-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,358
Posted By Jerry Carter
Nice video. There was a thread somewhere on doing...

Nice video. There was a thread somewhere on doing the same thing with a Gopro. You install a dark filter on the lens and it fools the camera into slowing the shutter speed to increase the exposure,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-15-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,807
Posted By Jerry Carter
Nice report and video, Arlen. Twenty-two legs at...

Nice report and video, Arlen. Twenty-two legs at just over 100 bucks per leg. Pretty economical for the ground you covered, especially considering the headwind. I think the majority of us say that we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By Jerry Carter
Which runway at OSH for HBC?

Sometimes the controller on the ground at FISK will give you a choice of runway (not always as it depends on the traffic). To me it seems 18/36 is closer to both homebuilt camping and homebuilt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,891
Posted By Jerry Carter
Interesting that the second publication by the...

Interesting that the second publication by the FAA clearly says that the numbers may be permanent or temporary and even says that adhesive tape may be used. On our recent return from the Bahamas upon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By Jerry Carter
Well, Beale Street has the music, although this...

Well, Beale Street has the music, although this town is known more for blues, such as found at B.B. Kings. The Rendezvous is famous for ribs and barbeque, although locals have their favorites such as...
Forum: Florida (South) 02-24-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,772
Posted By Jerry Carter
Sounds like a blast

I'll see if I can tweek my schedule. I've always wanted to go to this. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,536
Posted By Jerry Carter
I recently removed mine.

My wife likes the stick removed so she has a bit more freedom of movement and ease of entry. One other advantage is that there is no cold air coming up around the stick since I covered the area with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,012
Posted By Jerry Carter
I ordered my sticker on Jan 8. When I called...

I ordered my sticker on Jan 8. When I called today the lady said it now takes 4-6 weeks to process. She also said ordering expedited shipping does not speed up the processing, only the shipping. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,610
Posted By Jerry Carter
Smile Build what you want, but....

I've had both. I had about 575 hours on my 8A when I sold it and I now have close to 1,000 hour of TW time, including about 600 on my 7. I love the challenge of tailwheel landings in a nice...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,477
Posted By Jerry Carter
Where is your camera mounted?

That's very nice, stable video. Where is your camera mounted?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,166
Posted By Jerry Carter
A different experience

Sorry to hear about your bad experience, Don. It just so happens that my wife and I flew the 7 into MRH last week. I have to say that they were as nice as could be to us. The guy met us by our plane...
Forum: ADS-B 08-03-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,571
Posted By Jerry Carter
XM vs ADS-B

Having flown for years with XM weather on my 696, I compared it to ADS B on the stratus recently while flying with a friend. It convinced me to stay with the XM, even at the cost of the monthly...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-31-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 148,468
Posted By Jerry Carter
Picking up IFR clearance coming out of Oshkosh

I know I should know this, but I do it so infrequently that I forgot the best way to do it. If I want to depart VFR from Oshkosh during Airventure, but pick up an IFR clearance after clearing all the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,375
Posted By Jerry Carter
Sky-Tec

I had a similar failure and similar experience with the company. I shipped mine back to them and they repaired it, charging me something like $35 as I recall. Great service and quick turnaround. I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-05-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,698
Posted By Jerry Carter
Try it on your head

Putting it on your head allows you free movement of both hands, and you can point the camera where you want. Later, you can edit out all the head...
Forum: Southeast 03-03-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By Jerry Carter
JWN not the best

JWN has the corporate aircraft feel for an outsider. Plus, no courtesy car if you just want lunch or dinner. I would actually prefer BNA just to visit Nashville, although it's been a while since...
Forum: GPS 02-18-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,118
Posted By Jerry Carter
Problems with older software

My Garmin 430W would not display the LPV approach into M01. It would simply default to the LNAV approach. Funny thing was it worked fine with the LPV into KAWM. A discussion with tech support at...
Forum: Florida (South) 01-10-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By Jerry Carter
Which airport near Miami (south)

Going to visit the everglades and goof around for a few days. Is X51 (Homestead) OK, or would I be better off at TMB (Tamiami). Looking at cost, ease of access, best FBO and I need a rental car....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 960
Posted By Jerry Carter
I believe the air comes around the spar, entering...

I believe the air comes around the spar, entering through the wing root. You should be able to remedy this by removing the wing root fairings and sealing around the spar with foam.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
WOT
Views: 1,870
Posted By Jerry Carter
Wide open throttle

WOT = wide open throttle, used especially at altitude when running LOP (lean of peak).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,937
Posted By Jerry Carter
Fly to the Grand Canyon Fly to the...

Fly to the Grand Canyon
Fly to the Bahamas
Oshkosh 2011
Fly more Pilotsnpaws missions
Help my daughter finish her IFR ticket
Make more flying videos
Get my commercial helicopter license
Fly my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,325
Posted By Jerry Carter
Yes, but.......

Changing an injector out requires all the skill needed to operate an open-ended wrench - not exactly rocket surgery, since I can easily do it! I was lucky with my engine, a new YIO-360-M1B from Vans,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-12-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,325
Posted By Jerry Carter
Yeah, you're probably right. But as I recall, any...

Yeah, you're probably right. But as I recall, any attempt at leaning the engine more aggressively, even at 9000 feet, resulted in the engine running rough.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,325
Posted By Jerry Carter
Save thousands on fuel with F.I.

In the first year, I flew 200 hours in my fuel-injected 7. I run lean-of-peak, using 7.1 gallons per hour at 9,000 ft. Compare this with my previous RV-8A with carb which gobbled up closer to 10...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 11-03-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,040
Posted By Jerry Carter
Welcome to PNP

That's a good idea to secure the leash to the seatbelt anchor. I've also just wrapped the strap around the baggage bulkhead - anything to keep the pup from venturing forward into the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-14-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,832
Posted By Jerry Carter
Mackinac Island Trip

Just too d**n hot in Memphis. We flew the 7 to northern Michigan for a few days of relief.
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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,900
Posted By Jerry Carter
My sensor went bad, too

After about 9 months, the FP sender for my Dynon unit crapped out, leading to FP readings of 99.9 at cruise settings. The FP and OP senders look identical, but are different regarding the pressures...
Forum: GPS 05-03-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,989
Posted By Jerry Carter
Price of Flight Charts Tripled

I was considering renewing the Flight Chart subscriptions for the 696, since they will "ghost out" in another week or so (six months after expiration). But now, if one wants the whole continental US,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,878
Posted By Jerry Carter
Ask your D.A.R.

I put a wet compass in my panel because my D.A.R. said it was required despite the fact that I have a remote magnatometer with my Dynon EFIS which seems to be very accurate. I did not enter a...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-07-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,089
Posted By Jerry Carter
Too many puppies

As I understand it, most animals from shelters with "high kill rates" are in areas such as where I live in Memphis, where neutering rates are lower. The high kill rate is a result of the shelters...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 11-30-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,566
Posted By Jerry Carter
Size of cage

Good job, Mike. What is the size of that cage? It looks like it would have been a tight fit getting it in the baggage compartment. Did you have to take one of the seats out to get it back there?

I...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 11-17-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,388
Posted By Jerry Carter
Certainly it's loud. If the dog will wear ear...

Certainly it's loud. If the dog will wear ear protection, then that would be best. From what I have seen and read, the dogs don't seem to be uncomfortable or in pain even though their hearing is much...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 11-16-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,388
Posted By Jerry Carter
Pilots N Paws Rescue Flight

Inspired by Pete Howell's recent post, I hooked up with this group to take a little dog from Tupelo to Columbia, S.C. If you want to create some smiles and give a little boost to the public...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-12-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,522
Posted By Jerry Carter
Thanks, Jon. I really want a new HD video camera....

Thanks, Jon. I really want a new HD video camera. The size of the FLIP makes it attractive as a "put it in your pocket and take it everywhere" camera, but I agree the audio in would be nice. I would...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-12-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,522
Posted By Jerry Carter
Nice Video

I'm impressed with the resolution of the Flip HD in your video. Did you use the same camera in the older videos on the site? I'm looking to buy a new HD video cam.

Thanks
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-09-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,068
Posted By Jerry Carter
Thanks for sharing

Appreciate the report. My trip from Memphis to DC was canceled due to bad weather. :( At least I can read about someone else's fun. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Posted By Jerry Carter
I never touch it.

I have it installed in the 8A, but it stays centered. In the 7, it's a different matter.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-03-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,225
Posted By Jerry Carter
Here's another place to get their "Wonderfill"

Now I'm feeling guilty about not sharing my own rotten experience with them about a year ago. I had to go to the credit card company to reimburse me for a duplicate charge. I just thought mine was an...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-03-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,972
Posted By Jerry Carter
We'll be back

Oh yeah, the food was great! We ate at Los Mayas one night and had one of their great margaritas. We'll be back. :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-02-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,972
Posted By Jerry Carter
Memphis To Santa Fe

I know the New Mexico area is probably no big deal to you westerners who routinely fly around mountains and volcanos, but to a flat-lander like me, our recent trip to Santa Fe and surrounding area...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,092
Posted By Jerry Carter
I Vote for the #4 Baffle

I put the cooler on the #4 baffle in my 2001 8A. The baffling around the cooler cracked repeatedly, and I finally ordered replacement parts from the new kit and replaced the baffling in that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,213
Posted By Jerry Carter
You can do it

I suppose there may be someone out there who just absolutely cannot, for whatever reason, make it through a project like this. However, I believe that most people who fail fall short because of a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-28-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,731
Posted By Jerry Carter
Absolutely great pictures! I loved the high...

Absolutely great pictures! I loved the high speed pics of the joining of the two smaller groups. Thanks for doing this.

Leaving for OSH tomorrow.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Jerry Carter
This is exactly what happened to me

I had designed my electrical system with a split bus, but decided later not to install a backup alternator or battery. I found low voltage reading on the EMS 120, which was higher when the E-bus was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,285
Posted By Jerry Carter
When do you go rich?

If you're running LOP at altitude and come down to pattern altitude, do you just keep the same fuel flow all the way down and adjust the throttle to maintain the same percent power? Do you go full...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,927
Posted By Jerry Carter
Smile Good point, Frank. Fortunately I have plenty of...

Good point, Frank. Fortunately I have plenty of time this month to work on things. All my time thus far has been flying within a few miles of the airport, just breaking in the engine and becoming...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,927
Posted By Jerry Carter
First flight RV-7

I finally got to the point where I could fly my airplane (notice I did not say "finished.") Flying with the stick in my left hand is a bit of an adjustment for me. This airplane is faster than my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,245
Posted By Jerry Carter
Smile This is great!

I was not interested in this at all because I have a 696 and can access the approach procedures on the 696. The 696 is nice because the approach is linked to the destination, and you can toggle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jerry Carter
I made a rather large radius 90 degree bend in...

I made a rather large radius 90 degree bend in the metal tubes so that they will connect with the plastic tubes which pass above the bellcrank. I drilled two holes in the rib inboard of the bellcrank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Jerry Carter
Wing attach hardware question - which nuts?

I hung the wings on my RV-7 today for the final install. When I went to install the large locknuts on the bolts (plans call for AN365-720A nuts per drawing 11 - AKA MS21044N-7), I found that I have...
Forum: RV-4 05-06-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,483
Posted By Jerry Carter
Is your wife a pilot?

I think it depends on how much your wife wants to participate in the flying. Would you consider an 8 instead of a 4? If she's just a passenger, the back seat of an 8(A) is pretty roomy, although one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,374
Posted By Jerry Carter
Clarification on center section

Looking back at this post, I would like to rephrase this, as it seems like I was telling Mike he was wrong, and I did not mean it that way (sorry, Mike). What I meant to say was that if you buy your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,374
Posted By Jerry Carter
This may have been true at one point, but the...

This may have been true at one point, but the center section was shipped with my fuselage (RV-7). The center section and the wing spars are no longer "match-drilled" at the factory, as the CNC...
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