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Forum: Safety 09-24-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,304
Posted By jpowell13
Happened to my 6A

Same thing happened with the O320 in my 6A. I had dieseling too. Also, had momentary engine hesitation on acceleration. With RVs you can reach into the carb air inlet during preflight. If the airbox...
Forum: Northeast 09-23-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By jpowell13
Getting Home

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Muchas gracias Jose. You put me in the 200mph club on Thursday (21st) after more than 570hrs in my little 0320 powered 6A. If you can't read the Garmin screen, it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By jpowell13
NAV2000

The glideslope/localizer reception on my unit works fine, but I've never been able to get satisfactory VOR reception. Sent it back twice for bench tests and they said it was good. They've suggested...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By jpowell13
Don't forget the clamps

If you are replacing a Bendix mag, don't forget to order the two clamps that hold the Pmag to the assessory case. I think they are included in the "install kit" from Emagair. I just installed a Pmag...
Forum: Northeast 09-17-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By jpowell13
Great Time

Nancy and I had a great time. We've never been to Maine. (It's a long way from Baton Rouge.) But, we think it's better than advertised. Just spent this afternoon taking sailing lessons in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,267
Posted By jpowell13
GMU 11 Installed

I got my GMU 11 installed and calibrated today. Mounted it facing starboard right behind the point where the front spar of the vertical stabilizer attaches to the fuselage of my 6A. (I have no lights...
Forum: Northeast 07-12-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,156
Posted By jpowell13
2 for Dinner

David, made our hotel reservation. Add two for lobster dinner. John from Louisiana
Forum: Northeast 07-04-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,156
Posted By jpowell13
Zatarain's

A bottle of Zatarain's in the boiling water would make shoe leather taste good. Makes our mud bugs great! They're small, but the standard serving size for Louisiana man or woman is 5 lbs. (Not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,500
Posted By jpowell13
My Guess

Pieces of the inside lining of your oil hose? John
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,312
Posted By jpowell13
My outside the box compass mount

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I had my vertical card compass mounted below the panel between my legs on my 6A. It was usually 15 degrees off. In getting ready for a long x-country, I removed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,088
Posted By jpowell13
Some Kind of Time Warp?

Wait, wasn't it the week before last DR proudly informed us Audrey was accepted at SMU? Have I been in some kind of time warp or is this young lady moving at hyper speed?

May the successes...
Forum: Northeast 07-01-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,156
Posted By jpowell13
Dreamin'

Been dreamin' and about a fall trip to Maine and those giant crawfish. I'm told that flying weather is generally good in Maine during the fall. Pencil me in as a definite maybe.

John from Louisiana
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,195
Posted By jpowell13
Battery Lead?

You may have checked this, but my battery began to discharge on my 6A in flight; then, the alternator would charge fine when I was on the ground. Turned out to be a loose crimp on the battery lead at...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-24-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By jpowell13
Winslow

I really like the old Winslow (INW) airport. I stayed there last year. The people were friendly and helpful and there's a pretty good Mexican restaurant. I read somewhere that it was established by...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By jpowell13
E91

I just departed Chinle. After getting a first hand report from a pilot friend in the town and talking with the airport manager, I decided to park the plane there for six nights. There's a security...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,631
Posted By jpowell13
Eye test

I just took the form to my PCP. He would like to have had an eye doctor's report, but I haven't seen one in years. He had his nurse give me an eye chart test and signed off on the form. Pretty good...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-26-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 83,179
Posted By jpowell13
Your rivets look perfect Gil. I'll bet the rest...

Your rivets look perfect Gil. I'll bet the rest of the plane is done right too. John
Forum: Safety 04-19-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Posted By jpowell13
IFR setup

I don't have an 8, but this is my 6A setup:

Primary Charts: iFly 720 on a Ram mount right side of panel

Backup Charts: Samsung 7 phone clipped to my kneeboard

Transient Info: Kneeboard on right...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-18-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,167
Posted By jpowell13
I'll have to try your method on my 6A Antoine....

I'll have to try your method on my 6A Antoine. Haven't had any time for polishing in over six months and it shows. And, by the way, I wish I could write French as well as you write English. Bon soir....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,078
Posted By jpowell13
Longer takeoff runs

I've been flying for about four years in my 6A behind a FP Sensenich on an 0320. I wish the ground adjustable Sensenich had been available when I was making the prop decision. Takeoff runs can be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By jpowell13
Reason for going to Chinle

I was invited to join a group that goes to the Navajo Nation each summer and builds a church. Two years ago I flew into Cortez, CO. Last year it was Winslow, AZ. Both trips were great. Flew through...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-09-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By jpowell13
Thanks

Thanks Gentlemen. Very helpful. John
Forum: GPS 04-09-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By jpowell13
Gps

Turn your 430w on the satellite reception screen, then take a handheld GPS receiver (also turned on) near your antenna and watch the bars drop as you move the handheld closer to your 430's antenna. I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-08-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By jpowell13
Chinle, AZ, E91

I'm thinking of flying out to Chinle, AZ for a few days in July. Looks like a nice long runway with a place to tie down and that's about it. Anyone have local knowledge to share? Thanks, John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By jpowell13
Canopy Leak

Jim, My 6A lives on the ramp in Baton Rouge. I use a Bruce cover over the canopy and put a 6x9 blue tarp over the canopy cover. This keeps the water out as long as you buy a new tarp every few...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By jpowell13
I see what you mean Ron. Does the second belt go...

I see what you mean Ron. Does the second belt go down a little lower toward the legs than the primary belt to prevent you from lifting out of the seat better?
John
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-31-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By jpowell13
Arrow Novice Idea

I've been thinking about this for my 6A. It may be a dumb idea, and I won't be offended if experienced aerobats say so, but what would be wrong with taking an automobile lap belt and attaching it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By jpowell13
That's good news Dan. I just read in April...

That's good news Dan. I just read in April "Flying" that you would "be limited to flying in the United States", and it made me wonder if I should renew my 3rd class. Glad to know AOPA is working on...
Forum: RV-12 03-29-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By jpowell13
Just wondering if the float in the bowl is...

Just wondering if the float in the bowl is properly adjusted. I'm not familiar with the Rotax, but remember that it could be a pain getting the floats set right on my old BMW motorcycle with those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By jpowell13
BasicMed Questions

So, my 3rd class medical expires 6/30/17. I assume that I need to take the on-line medical education course and medical examination prior to that date to continue flying under BasicMed. Is this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By jpowell13
Narrow deck

No problems with my 160hp Narrow Deck 0320D2B after about 500 hours on my 6A. I bolted an aluminum Sensenich FP on it and would really like to have a CP prop, or at least, a ground adjustable prop to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,665
Posted By jpowell13
G5 Install

The G5 install and setup is very easy. Just about 4 wires, as I recall, for the stand alone installation plus pitot and static lines. The backup battery attaches directly to the G5. I bought the GPS...
Forum: Safety 03-17-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,926
Posted By jpowell13
Me too Snowflake. Seems like forgetting pitot...

Me too Snowflake. Seems like forgetting pitot covers, chocks, etc. only happens to me when I'm taking up a nervous passenger for their first ride in an experimental. Guess I should worry more about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,665
Posted By jpowell13
G5

I've got a new G5 and recently tried a few loops and rolls with it. It kept up just fine. John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,095
Posted By jpowell13
For older pilots

I've got a pair of wrap around sunglasses with reader lenses built in that I bought from Bass Pro. When I need foggles I just cover everything but the reader lenses with blue painters tape....
Forum: Safety 02-28-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,749
Posted By jpowell13
Way to go Walt

Walt, you checked my prop's balance at Petit Jean a couple of years ago and then didn't charge me when no balancing was required. Very kind of you. Great to hear of your accomplishment. I have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,858
Posted By jpowell13
I'm interested as well Ron. Just finished a basic...

I'm interested as well Ron. Just finished a basic aerobatic course and could really benefit. John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,787
Posted By jpowell13
Providence

Isn't it interesting this intersection of homebuilders and missions. I just spent the weekend learning aerobatics from Greg Koontz in Alabama. It's great because you get to stay in his house and he...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-24-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,238
Posted By jpowell13
Lakefront Apt in New Orleans

If you want to stop in New Orleans I recommend Lakefront Airport (KNEW). Lakefront was one of the premier airports in the south at one time. It was built on "made land" in Lake Pontchartrain in the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-23-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,900
Posted By jpowell13
Persistence Pays

Requested validation of flight once more before heading to bed and this time my flight was reported and it passed the test. Incentive code received and claim filed. Now, what can I do with that...
Forum: ADS-B 02-23-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,900
Posted By jpowell13
Tried again... No Cake

So, today I took off from KBTR at about 5:00pm and headed north to LA3, a little air strip just north of Baton Rouge. I climbed to 10,500' and maneuvered over LA3 for more than 30 minutes. When I...
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,900
Posted By jpowell13
My mistake

I requested validation of my test flight again and discovered my mistake. The form asked for details on your second GPS. Since I only have one GPS connected to my transponder, I was leaving the box...
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,900
Posted By jpowell13
Thanks Chris. I flew again today staying in Baton...

Thanks Chris. I flew again today staying in Baton Rouge Class C and maneuvered as you suggested (as far as possible given clouds) and requested validation, but I'm not getting any response at all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By jpowell13
The End of the Spear

Want to know where the integrity Jesse Saint displays comes from? Watch the movie "The End of the Spear" about his grandfather. (Not only a good movie but a lot of nice Piper Cub footage.) John
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,900
Posted By jpowell13
Thanks

Wish I had read your write-up this morning. I test flew my Trig/400W combination this afternoon at KBTR once I got the GPS communicating with the transponder. Haven't gotten any email back from FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,824
Posted By jpowell13
I don't know anything about the Sportsman 2+2...

I don't know anything about the Sportsman 2+2 kit. I built a 6A and love it. The Sportsman is interesting in that it can be can be converted from tri gear to tail wheel to amphibian if I'm not...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2017, 03:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,759
Posted By jpowell13
90knts and no flaps until field in sight for me...

90knts and no flaps until field in sight for me in my 6A. I have overwhelmed my Trutrak pitch servo before when flying a coupled approach by dropping flaps. John
Forum: Reviews 02-14-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,552
Posted By jpowell13
Our stay with Greg and Cora

Well, I called Greg about two weeks ago. He didn't have any slots open until after July except for a cancellation on Feb 13 and 14. I jumped on it thanks to all the good recommendations here. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,431
Posted By jpowell13
Slacker

OK, I've got to confess. I was a total slacker. I never inventoried any of my 6A kits. Just unpacked the boxes and started building. In one case I got two left ribs instead of a left and right. Vans...
Forum: ADS-B 01-30-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,582
Posted By jpowell13
Another option

If your current transponder is a King 76A you may want to look at the Trig TT31. It has the same dimensions as the 76A and will work with the old transponder's encoder. It does require a squat switch...
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,676
Posted By jpowell13
I installed mine just aft of the baggage bulkhead...

I installed mine just aft of the baggage bulkhead on my 6A. Sometimes ATC can't see me on arrivals until I lift the nose or make a turn to better expose my antenna.

Also, I am installing a Trig...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,093
Posted By jpowell13
Please do Snopercod

Please do Snopercod
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,093
Posted By jpowell13
What I do

It happened to me too. I was getting engine hesitation when I advanced the throttle and deiseling on shutdown. Now, I reach into the air inlet with my fingers every preflight to make sure the air box...
Forum: Safety 01-16-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,152
Posted By jpowell13
What I wear

Dave, On long flights I usually wear a fly fishing vest with a lock blade knife that has a point on it for breaking windshields. It's also loaded with a handheld gps locator, parachute goggles (in...
Forum: Safety 01-16-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,152
Posted By jpowell13
Saver

The Saver device is a filter of some sort. A seal is removed to activate it. It is designed for home use. John
Forum: Safety 01-15-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,152
Posted By jpowell13
Saver emergency breather

http://i63.tinypic.com/2eyeyw1.jpg

I was shopping for plumbing supplies in Home Depot the other day and saw the this product displayed. The canisters are about 2" by 4" and felt like about 1lb each....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,190
Posted By jpowell13
Alt breaker

I have a 60amp alternator and breaker. My breaker has popped off occasionally when I take off with hallogen landing lights on. I think it's related to a depleted battery charge, high electrical...
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,552
Posted By jpowell13
Thanks

Thanks All. Sounds perfect. I'll give Greg a call and line it up. John
Forum: Reviews 01-08-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,552
Posted By jpowell13
Greg Koontz Aerobatics @ Sky Country Lodge

Sounds like a good place (Asheville, AL) to get some aerobatic instruction. Anybody have experience to share? Thanks, John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,817
Posted By jpowell13
Carb heat

I gave up trying to detect RPM drop when preflighting and use carb temp to verify my carb heat is working. John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,053
Posted By jpowell13
Full Circle

I remember being taught the Jim Elliot story as a kid more than 50 years ago in my church. One detail that caught my attention at the time was the way Elliot and Saint used an airplane to make...
Forum: Safety 11-29-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,397
Posted By jpowell13
Thanks Ben

Thanks to Ben Fraizier for the letter regarding wrapping exhaust pipes. Seems like most of the airplane fires I hear about are exhaust related. Just witnessed an SR22 being extinguished due to an...
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