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Forum: RV-14 Today, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By BigJohn
Hi Scott. It was on the installation instruction...

Hi Scott. It was on the installation instruction sheet. I didn’t keep a copy but I will double check next time I see the owner.

Hey, I see EAA flew off the 40 hours on “our” airplane!
Forum: RV-14 Today, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By BigJohn
To blast or not to blast...

I recently had occasion to work on a client’s RV-7, to replace the original failed alternator. The original had no nameplate or identification of any kind so we were unable to do a direct...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By BigJohn
Another vote for Swiftline!

Another vote for Swiftline!
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By BigJohn
Dick, do you mean 71 even? The KAI specifies 71.4.

Dick, do you mean 71 even? The KAI specifies 71.4.
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By BigJohn
Took me a while to figure out how to get this...

Took me a while to figure out how to get this picture inserted, but here it is better late than never. On the OWW project these two novice volunteers figured out the best method of plastic removal...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-05-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By BigJohn
Test

Test



Test
Forum: Northeast 10-01-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By BigJohn
Hi Irv, welcome to the forum. I dont know of RV...

Hi Irv, welcome to the forum. I dont know of RV activity in western Mass, but over here in eastern NY there are several flying RV’s and at least one 12is that will be started very soon.

I am...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By BigJohn
My first generation avionics in my RV-12 has the...

My first generation avionics in my RV-12 has the capability. It is “cool” to see the frequencies transfer over, but I don't ever remember using it in flight. Just as easy to crank the numbers in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By BigJohn
Yes, I suspect like a lot of things, there is a...

Yes, I suspect like a lot of things, there is a lot of variation between FSDO’s. I worked with the Albany, NY FSDO. They took into account my RV build as well as several airplane restorations I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks for that info. Sounds like a viable...

Thanks for that info. Sounds like a viable alternative. However, the darn thing has been working perfectly lately so no sense sending it out for a “No trouble found” report. Dontcha just love...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By BigJohn
If you were seeing 115 TAS with wheel pants off,...

If you were seeing 115 TAS with wheel pants off, you had to be running at near WOT. In that case 5.5 - 6.0 GPH is normal. 4.5 GPH can be obtained, but at a reduced power setting.

You do not say...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By BigJohn
This is good news to me....

My SL-40 began failing on my way to OSH in July. High level white noise that would break squelch and make stations almost impossible to hear unless within 5 miles or so. On my return flight I had my...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,987
Posted By BigJohn
That’s also how I read the documentation on...

That’s also how I read the documentation on “Control Source”.
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,987
Posted By BigJohn
Success!

Solved last two problems today.

Ryan had discovered from the screenshots I sent him that the ICAO code that I had entered did not “take” and was still incorrect. More than likely I had entered the...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,987
Posted By BigJohn
Chris, did you ever get this resolved? Which...

Chris, did you ever get this resolved? Which setting made it work, blank or N number?
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,987
Posted By BigJohn
Marty, I resist because I am (much) older than...

Marty, I resist because I am (much) older than you, and can’t contort myself like I used to. And, I just finished the CI where I had eveything apart, and am not anxious to do it again.

And, you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By BigJohn
Erich, just a question. Are you hard wired to the...

Erich, just a question. Are you hard wired to the GRT or using the echoto to pick the squawk and alt off of the transmitted transpomder signal?

Glad you got it working! I’m not there yet.....
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,987
Posted By BigJohn
Responses:

Piper J3 - Yeah, I thought of that, even better to screw it right to the bulkhead, which I plan to do next.

Maniago - That would be an obvious choice if it was easy. However the way things are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By BigJohn
Not getting pictures.

Not getting pictures.
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,987
Posted By BigJohn
Struggling to get a good report.

After trying a range of Transponder Threshold settings I was still getting Baro Alt errors too high to pass the test. Tech support sent me a replacement unit and now Baro Alt and Mode 3A are both...
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,854
Posted By BigJohn
Dale, I wish you well on your quest to find the...

Dale,

I wish you well on your quest to find the root cause. I hope you are more successful than I was 6 years ago. I hated the idea of not getting to the bottom of the issue, but finally decided to...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,854
Posted By BigJohn
I believe you have two issues. 1. It sounds...

I believe you have two issues.

1. It sounds like your prop is indeed set with too much pitch, based on the RPM and airspeed numbers you are seeing. You did not say what RPM you are seeing in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,895
Posted By BigJohn
Tony, I cant see the photos on my iPad.

Tony, I cant see the photos on my iPad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,895
Posted By BigJohn
N37JP and BigJohn Home Safe on Saturday

I flew out on Thursay 7/19 a day earlier than planned due to bad forecast for Friday. Worked with Roger Munsterman and Tony “Captain” Kirk Friday/Saturday/Sunday on the booth prep for the One Week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By BigJohn
Strangely enough, there was a set of “Claws” left...

Strangely enough, there was a set of “Claws” left near there also. Guess they left in a hurry!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,154
Posted By BigJohn
Agree with Paul.

Started from HBC at 10:30 Saturday. Requested 27 but got flagged to 36. Long taxi but fun checking out the crowds and showplanes along the way. Four planes ahead of me at the end, Pink shirts had us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,636
Posted By BigJohn
Thumbs up What a great group of guys!

I had the privilege of working with the Van’s team all week. Scott, Ed, Tony, Ryan, and Davis never slowed down and amazingly kept their good dispositions despite being peppered with constant...
Forum: RV-12 07-25-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,705
Posted By BigJohn
Sorry about the conflict. I have to be at OWW...

Sorry about the conflict. I have to be at OWW site at 12:45, and the locations are too far apart to make the trip. 😢Maybe next year.......

Saying hi to all my RV-12 friends...

BigJohn
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By BigJohn
Bob, you coming to OSH?

Bob, you coming to OSH?
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,249
Posted By BigJohn
Also confused!

Also confused!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks Jeff, that’s what I was looking for. I...

Thanks Jeff, that’s what I was looking for. I tealize I will have to hike off site for food Friday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By BigJohn
OSH Thursday Arrival - Get into HBC?

Due to scheduling and weather considerations I plan on flying into OSH on Thursday 7/19. This is the day before the NOTAM goes into effect. Can anyone tell me if I will be able to park in home built...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,249
Posted By BigJohn
Just adding to what Scott said...

... it seems to me that if Sensenich finds that this incident was an anomaly due to manufacturing defect or other cause, the SB for 50 hour inspections might be recinded, or at least eased. I hope...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,987
Posted By BigJohn
Finally got my install done!

Since I started this thread it seems to have generated quite bit of interest! I thought it only fair that I give some feedback on my own install experience. I mounted the echoUAT unit on the baggage...
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,705
Posted By BigJohn
I’ll be there working on the OWW that day and...

I’ll be there working on the OWW that day and will try to drop by on my lunch hour. Name tags are a great idea if someone wants to volunteer.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-05-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By BigJohn
This was an amazing man. Read obituary here:...

This was an amazing man. Read obituary here: http://www.newcomerdayton.com/Obituary/156150/Wayne-Moyer/Dayton-Ohio.

As a fellow early 12 builder we will sorely miss his frequent posts in the 12...
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By BigJohn
4.7 hours? Warrantee?

4.7 hours? Warrantee?
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By BigJohn
Yes, that is one of the early warning signs. If...

Yes, that is one of the early warning signs. If indeed the VR is failing you may want to cosider replacing it with a more robust unit than the original failure-prone component. I am on my second...
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,942
Posted By BigJohn
OK, Jim thats a nicely packed emergency kit. My...

OK, Jim thats a nicely packed emergency kit. My question is, where do you clamp the battery pack cables for that emergency start? If its to the battery itself the top cowl has to be off, and I fail...
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,688
Posted By BigJohn
See my post:...

See my post: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=153840&highlight=handle.


Go to page 29iS/U-10 and 11 in the KAI for drawings and parts list. I just ordered the parts for...
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By BigJohn
No pictures showing up. Go with the fiberglass...

No pictures showing up. Go with the fiberglass bubble and never worry about it again.
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,376
Posted By BigJohn
I have had two of those bolts break off. Once...

I have had two of those bolts break off. Once when I hit a ridge of ice pushing into my hangar, the other time one was just broken when I took the wheel pants off. Both times I was able to extract...
Forum: COMM 05-23-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By BigJohn
You didnt say whether the noise is electronic or...

You didnt say whether the noise is electronic or acoustic. If electronic, probably a squelch issue as suggested above. But if acoustic it may just be a function of the design, since the A20...
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks Tony, I can always count on you! I was...

Thanks Tony, I can always count on you! I was hoping those plans might be on the revision page on the website but no joy. Doesn’t matter, I have the plans on order from Vans. I’m starting to order...
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By BigJohn
Assist handle page number.

Can someone point me to the section and page number for the installation of the assist handle that is a part of the modern day kits?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,437
Posted By BigJohn
I use the BT feature of my A20 frequently to link...

I use the BT feature of my A20 frequently to link to my iPhone. Once you make the initial pairing it is just a matter of flipping the switch on the A20 controller and it connects instantly. The...
Forum: RV-12 05-05-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,987
Posted By BigJohn
Jim, thanks for posting your experience and good...

Jim, thanks for posting your experience and good pictures. I have been procrastinating since I started this thread, but I will have to get to addressing this pretty soon.

One question, why did you...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By BigJohn
Swap L and R and see if trouble follows the part.

Swap L and R and see if trouble follows the part.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,883
Posted By BigJohn
Count me in!

I’m committing to a large chunk of time during the week to pitch in and offer my experience as an early builder. Looking for other early builders to have a reunion of sorts. John? Marty? Tony? Joe?...
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks Tony. I just added that to my list of...

Thanks Tony. I just added that to my list of upgrades at annual time.

I was in Seattle last September briefly but didnt have time to get in touch.
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By BigJohn
Clean up the connectors and spray with a contact...

Clean up the connectors and spray with a contact cleaner. I have some at the hangar, I think the name of it is something like Deox-It.
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By BigJohn
If this is your very first fiberglass work, make...

If this is your very first fiberglass work, make a generous estimate, then double it! If at all possible get some help from an experienced fiberglass person. For example, someone who has body shop...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,290
Posted By BigJohn
I plan to replace my second Ducati with the SK...

I plan to replace my second Ducati with the SK next time it shows signs of weakness. See below email I received very recently from Supplier in UK.

Personally I am willing to pay the price for what...
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,109
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks for posting that nice clear picture Paul....

Thanks for posting that nice clear picture Paul. Makes it much easier to viualize the task ahead.
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,698
Posted By BigJohn
Just a little more information..........

I ran a plot showing RPM, and Left and Right EGT during a recent flight, and noted when the roughness occurs. Interestingly, my EGT's track almost perfectly between the two carbs, except in the mid...
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,698
Posted By BigJohn
Three-blade smoother in mid-RPM’s?

My particular airplane has always had a noticeable vibration in the mid RPM range, even though it is smooth at idle and cruise power. I have been told by someone who works on multiple 12’s that this...
Forum: RV-12 03-06-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,109
Posted By BigJohn
Ah yes, I remember those bolts from the build! As...

Ah yes, I remember those bolts from the build! As I recall, one technique I used was to clean the parts real good and then super glue the washers in place until I could slide the bolts in. Just don’t...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,513
Posted By BigJohn
Doug, I dont see that you got an answer to your...

Doug, I dont see that you got an answer to your questions. The removal and reinstallation of the HS can be a little tricky if you havent done it before. It is pretty hard to describe in text. I would...
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,109
Posted By BigJohn
The clips are used to lock the turnbuckles in the...

The clips are used to lock the turnbuckles in the stabilator cables. You will need at least one if you elect to relieve the tension in the cables to facilitate reconnecting them. (Because the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,576
Posted By BigJohn
I suppose this thread will get locked up any...

I suppose this thread will get locked up any minute now, so I feel compelled to say my one word reaction to all this. Bizarre!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,505
Posted By BigJohn
“Vicki Vargas” should be fired or at least sent...

“Vicki Vargas” should be fired or at least sent back to high school.
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,511
Posted By BigJohn
Foam in the wing root? Is that something...

Foam in the wing root? Is that something new?

Edit: Oh I get it now. The foam weatherstripping tape. Thought you were referring to something else.
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