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Forum: Northeast 01-07-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Captain_John
We have a pretty good group of pilots down here...

We have a pretty good group of pilots down here on the south side. I am based at Plymouth, MA.

Shoot me a message and say hello.

:) CJ
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,471
Posted By Captain_John
Look into the Approach Fast Stack hub. It...

Look into the Approach Fast Stack hub. It utilizes custom harnesses that you spec out and all you do is wire the feeds, grounds, antenna leads and servos to the ends of the harnesses.

It worked out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By Captain_John
Cool! Works pretty good! All I do is wrap the...

Cool! Works pretty good!

All I do is wrap the heat exchanger and I am good for well below zero...

You should be fine too as I detest the ccccccccold!

:) CJ
Forum: Northeast 12-18-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By Captain_John
Excellent! Count me in! Governor, Charlie,...

Excellent!

Count me in!

Governor, Charlie, Russki... Great to see you all again!

Keep this thread fresh!

:) CJ
Forum: Northeast 12-17-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By Captain_John
The plan is to land on Mooselookmeguntic on...

The plan is to land on Mooselookmeguntic on February 24, 2018.

Who else is in?

Governor, Russki says that he is coming up! Are you in?

Maybe we can stay at the Bungalow that evening?

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By Captain_John
Yuuuuuup... Just do this... Get the stuff at...

Yuuuuuup...

Just do this...
Get the stuff at auto palace.

If you are careful you can re-use it. Mine is going on its third year!

:) CJ

I bet you wont do this though... Good luck with the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-15-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Captain_John
If that deal doesn't work out, let me know. I...

If that deal doesn't work out, let me know. I will fly in and pick it up.

:) CJ
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-14-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By Captain_John
Robby, Sounds good! I would be glad to pound...

Robby,

Sounds good! I would be glad to pound some rivets with you!

PM sent... Shoot me a text!

See you soon!

:) CJ
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-11-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By Captain_John
Robin8er, I plan on visiting Honalulu over...

Robin8er,

I plan on visiting Honalulu over Christmas. How is your project coming along? Do you feel like a visitor? I will have some time on my hands while I am there.

If anyone else plans on being...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-08-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 107,912
Posted By Captain_John
Na aaaaaah... ;) CJ

Na aaaaaah...

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By Captain_John
Otis, no... You might recall my plane to have the...

Otis, no... You might recall my plane to have the smaller -8 rudder. The earlier -7's came this way and I never built my larger -9 rudder. Later -7's came with the -9 rudder as standard.

The -9 tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By Captain_John
Very nice! Welcome to the fold! See you around...

Very nice! Welcome to the fold!

See you around the patch!

Stop by sometime and say hello.

:) CJ
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-15-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,419
Posted By Captain_John
Turbo, I have always said that there are only...

Turbo,

I have always said that there are only two kinds of airplanes in the world...

RV's and everything else!

:) CJ
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,079
Posted By Captain_John
Vlad, " If you want a painted airplane, do it...

Vlad, " If you want a painted airplane, do it now. If you don't then it will never be painted because you will have too much fun flying it and it will never get painted"!

Me, "Nahhhh, I will paint...
Forum: Northeast 10-29-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Captain_John
No great deals on buying a hangar. There are some...

No great deals on buying a hangar. There are some rentals though. What airports are you considering? I am south of Boston. Maybe someone from the North Shore could chime in if that is what you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,902
Posted By Captain_John
Steve, thank you for the update! I will install...

Steve, thank you for the update! I will install it immediately!

:cool: CJ
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Captain_John
Steve, any idea when I will have my course line...

Steve, any idea when I will have my course line back on my MFD? What is the schedule on the update?

:confused: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By Captain_John
Whoah! There is absolutley no reason to do this...

Whoah!

There is absolutley no reason to do this in the first place!

I use my RV often to shorten my commute to my house in Maine from Massachusetts and that is a much longer drive than your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-19-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Captain_John
G3X missing lubber line after update

Hey All,

I am a little bit beside myself as I write this. I just updated my G3X (legacy screens) and GTN650 today with the new firmware and requisite databases. Upon doing so I lost the magenta...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Captain_John
Bill, I rent my house in Rangeley if you are...

Bill,

I rent my house in Rangeley if you are interested.

Shoot me a pm for details.

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By Captain_John
Albit, Great seeing you this past week! I heard...

Albit, Great seeing you this past week! I heard that you stopped by my hangar this weekend but I wasn't there. Sorry I missed you.

Keep up the good work!

See you around the patch!

:) CJ
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-08-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Captain_John
Hey guys, Looks like you had a great time up...

Hey guys,

Looks like you had a great time up there. I was hoping to be there this weekend but someone had rented my house for the weekend.

Al, you have made some progress since my last visit. You...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,107
Posted By Captain_John
Ryan, A few things... 1) I would vote in the...

Ryan,

A few things...

1) I would vote in the poll but the first response says, "The way Van intended". The only thing is, Van wants you to build and install the newer "9" rudder.

So much so, in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,999
Posted By Captain_John
Right now interested parties include Steve and...

Right now interested parties include Steve and Evelyn, Russki and guest... Top Gun... are you in?

Let's do it!!! Come on up! How about it Governor???

I have ten beds. Let's fill them up!

:) CJ
Forum: Northeast 09-18-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By Captain_John
Sorry that we got there too late. The new Air Dog...

Sorry that we got there too late. The new Air Dog is becoming a very good navigator. Russki, see you soon, I am sure. Dave, thank you for letting us use your truck to go into the town. If anyone is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Captain_John
Allan's cowl flaps use linear actuators. If I...

Allan's cowl flaps use linear actuators. If I recall correctly you shouldn't connect these loads to the VPX.

Chad, am I correct?

Could this have something to do with it?

:confused: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,968
Posted By Captain_John
Mark, I just stumbled across this thread after...

Mark, I just stumbled across this thread after posting my opinion poll on this very topic. I had never heard of them before.

I believe that it is hard to beat the capacitance senders that...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-18-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Captain_John
Have you ever heard of CiES fuel senders?

So I'm reading in the latest edition of Sport Aviation on page 28 Steve Ells says, "many members of vans air force are using these magnetic senders", that I have never heard of. I don't think that I...
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Captain_John
...not worth the time and effort to bother. Just...

...not worth the time and effort to bother.

Just put your new tires on and fuggetabout it!

Flat spotting will go with the first rotation and they will not degrade in any way.

Plus, you will be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,140
Posted By Captain_John
Nice write up Mikey! Lots of good times and...

Nice write up Mikey!

Lots of good times and great pictures!

See you again soon!

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,990
Posted By Captain_John
This photo sharing shell game is getting...

This photo sharing shell game is getting ridiculous!

There has to be an easier way!

It is the reason I stopped posting pictures long ago!


:o CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,276
Posted By Captain_John
Allan I've heard you say this before. I still...

Allan I've heard you say this before. I still don't believe it. I think you need to check your pitot static system.

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,276
Posted By Captain_John
Lol, I love it! I always say that there are two...

Lol, I love it!

I always say that there are two kinds of planes out there... RV's and everything else. I suppose we could all say that there are two kinds of RV's also... Mine and everyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,276
Posted By Captain_John
Greg, honestly I've never tried to go that slow...

Greg, honestly I've never tried to go that slow in cruise configuration.

I will give it a try on my way to the airshow and let you know how I make out. Are you going to be at the beer thing on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Captain_John
Dan, you know that I am well versed in American...

Dan, you know that I am well versed in American Sign Language!

Thanks Al!

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Captain_John
Thanks Jeff! Reposting your answer here for...

Thanks Jeff!

Reposting your answer here for others...


:cool: CJ



Jeff's reply:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Captain_John
KOSH HBC parking hand signals

Jeff or anyone else in the know,

There hasn't been any mention of it this year, but I was wondering...

Are the hand signals for parking still in effect?

I usually like all the way back by the tent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,276
Posted By Captain_John
Don't listen to Bill. He has a 9... There is...

Don't listen to Bill. He has a 9...

There is nothig that a 9 can do that a 7 can't!

;). CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,802
Posted By Captain_John
Looking forward to it! I have some Baxter...

Looking forward to it!

I have some Baxter Stowaways fron Maine chilling in my hangar right now awaiting the event!

See you all soon!

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By Captain_John
All great advice! LIFT contamination to REMOVE...

All great advice! LIFT contamination to REMOVE it.

If you do prime and you get contamination on the primer, clean, wash and wet sand prior to re-coating is the route I would travel.

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By Captain_John
Dave, I think he is suggesting that the oil...

Dave, I think he is suggesting that the oil cooler is the source of the drips?

Anywhooo... all these are fine suggestions. I have never found anything that removes the offending product completely....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-15-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 90,887
Posted By Captain_John
Russki, Great story however you never did say...

Russki,

Great story however you never did say what the sign by the bear meant with the gun in a yellow circle.

Are my guns welcome in Russia?

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,489
Posted By Captain_John
Thanks Jerry! See you soon! ;) CJ

Thanks Jerry!

See you soon!

;) CJ
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-09-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,923
Posted By Captain_John
Vlad, thank you for posting the pictures for...

Vlad, thank you for posting the pictures for me.

Everything fits in nicely and I am going to test flight today .

Nice picture of our tail feathers!

I will let you know how it goes! I am sure that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,923
Posted By Captain_John
OK, I have a lead on some scrap pieces of sheet....

OK, I have a lead on some scrap pieces of sheet.

But first...

Bret, I recall that too...

Russki, Naw, won't fit into the tube. I am looking at a 6"x8" penetration in the bulkhead.

Scott, I do...
Forum: Northeast 07-07-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Captain_John
I was wondering when the Hawthorne pump would be...

I was wondering when the Hawthorne pump would be up and running. I had heard that it was from some guy on the radio.

Minuteman will be $3.99 for the entire month of July.

See you both soon!

:cool:...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,923
Posted By Captain_John
Baggage Bulkhead Structure Question

Hey All,

Sooooo, I was wondering... just how "structural" is the baggage bulkhead in a -7?

Here's the deal: I am installing solar panels up at my house in Maine next week and I can fit everything...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-01-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 90,887
Posted By Captain_John
Russki, I am looking forward to hearing the...

Russki,

I am looking forward to hearing the details this weekend!

Nice job! You are a true aviator!

See you soon, buddy!

We have a mission to perform!
Forum: Northeast 06-30-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,156
Posted By Captain_John
I havent missed one yet! Why start now? See you...

I havent missed one yet!

Why start now?

See you there!

;) CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-16-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,516
Posted By Captain_John
Gil, I hit the website after looking your...

Gil,

I hit the website after looking your picture of that steak. From the top... no problem. When you see the altitude of that cut... a whole new story! I think it enters class Alpha airspace!...
Forum: Northeast 06-14-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Captain_John
Nice! That is a good ride! Turbo, when do you...

Nice!

That is a good ride!

Turbo, when do you plan on going next? I like that place...

I will be done for the summer in one week!

Let me know what you are up to!
Forum: Northeast 06-04-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Captain_John
It's in the sked! :) CJ

It's in the sked!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By Captain_John
If the fuel controller on your plane has the same...

If the fuel controller on your plane has the same specs as mine, the nominal pressure is 20 psi.

At 25 psi, you are fine.

What are your alerts set at?

I see in a later post that you mention 11 psi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By Captain_John
I am not familiar with the infamous alarm you are...

I am not familiar with the infamous alarm you are referring to.

In order to answer your question, we need more information.

Particularly I am wondering if you are truly having a low fuel pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,700
Posted By Captain_John
How is that different from the last two nights......

How is that different from the last two nights... Or years?

;) CJ
Forum: Northeast 05-21-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By Captain_John
Brian, last I inew it was still for sale. You...

Brian, last I inew it was still for sale.

You should buy it!!!

Make it an RV destination!!!

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,183
Posted By Captain_John
Data point: B and C starter here with 400 hours...

Data point:

B and C starter here with 400 hours on it.

Upgraded from Skytec (yes, because it broke) almost two years ago and it is great!

My plane now has all B and C components right down to the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-11-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, take Russki up on the offer. There are lots...

Mike, take Russki up on the offer. There are lots of lobster places around Plymouth!

:). CJ
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-08-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Captain_John
I have 600 hours on mine in only about a couple...

I have 600 hours on mine in only about a couple years and I'm having the same problem. They appear to be soaking through. Does anyone know where I can get some replacements?

:) CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-04-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,602
Posted By Captain_John
Lol... A texin spelled it! :p CJ

Lol... A texin spelled it!

:p CJ
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,522
Posted By Captain_John
Definately waaaay off topic from the original...

Definately waaaay off topic from the original post, but I would like to add that Lycoming has said this for many decades and sees no reason to alter their position on the subject of LOP operations....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,035
Posted By Captain_John
WOW Jerry! Thanks for building this just for the...

WOW Jerry!

Thanks for building this just for the Beer Tasting on Sunday evening!!!

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148715&highlight=beer+tasting

:D

I am looking forward to...
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