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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Captain_John
Looking forward to seeing all of you...

Looking forward to seeing all of you again!

Hopefully my Alaskan beers won't evaporate on the way back home!

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,708
Posted By Captain_John
I hope to be there in time on my way back from...

I hope to be there in time on my way back from Alaska. If I am, count me in for the festivities!

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Captain_John
Greg, There is no "acceptable level" of...

Greg,

There is no "acceptable level" of contamination on the pad. If I were you, I would run them if they were adequate. In all liklihood, they will improve with time. It's not like you typically...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Captain_John
Ken, I feel like I have seen a ghost! Where have...

Ken, I feel like I have seen a ghost! Where have you been?

http://mightyrv.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/john_ken_dave_2.jpg

This picture dates back to 2004! We both visited Dave that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-14-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Captain_John
WOW, that's A LOT of fudge factor! Mine fit...

WOW, that's A LOT of fudge factor!

Mine fit PERFECTLY. I would rather be lucky than good!

Another option is to cut it off entirely and rivet on a piece of angle in it's place.

That could be a good...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,134
Posted By Captain_John
Otis, Great write up! B and C make great...

Otis,

Great write up!

B and C make great components!

I have a friend of mine here in New Hampshire who uses the same setup on his RV-9, no belt driven alternator at all.

;) CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-02-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, SPECTACULAR pictures! I can't wait to see...

Mike, SPECTACULAR pictures!

I can't wait to see those mountains in person.

See you after the Russian leaves. I will see him before I leave for a briefing.

These pictures are enticing me to make...
Forum: Safety 03-29-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By Captain_John
Something I recently learned about was an app...

Something I recently learned about was an app called WhatsApp.

It is a telephone and texting app that works over internet protocols.

I am thinking that recent times would see more places where cell...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-29-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,960
Posted By Captain_John
Can anyone confirm that I/we do NOT need 12 N...

Can anyone confirm that I/we do NOT need 12 N numbers for this trip through Canada?

Seems to me that we are fine with 3???

:confused: CJ
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Captain_John
Ha! I read alternator, but thought starter! I...

Ha!

I read alternator, but thought starter!

I just figured there wasn't any question about fitting the alternator, but there usually is an issue fitting the starter.

;) CJ
Forum: Safety 03-27-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By Captain_John
Sooooo... I got a question. If when you enter...

Sooooo... I got a question.

If when you enter Canada, and there ISN'T a CBP officer there (like I have seen many times before) how do you get your firearm permit and pay your fee for the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Captain_John
Kinda... I did it on my -7. Nope, it will not...

Kinda... I did it on my -7.

Nope, it will not fit without modifying the snorkel.

You can simply cut out the interfering area and re-glass it. I pushed out the front area, but it probably wasn't...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-25-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,960
Posted By Captain_John
Count me in for some adventures also! I'm...

Count me in for some adventures also!

I'm planning on leaving in late June and coming back in 4-6 weeks.

If you guys want to do a group text chat, shoot me a pm with your cell number and I will put...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-25-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Captain_John
If I were coming from away and spending tome in...

If I were coming from away and spending tome in Boston proper, I would land at Beverly, MA (KBVY).

See my write up on airnav.com. Thet are very accomodating there!

Enjoy your stay!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Captain_John
PLYMOUTH! KPYM is a fun town just south of...

PLYMOUTH!

KPYM is a fun town just south of Boston. The commuter rail runs regularly and you will have a fun time here.

If you are interested, shoot me a message and I will fill you in.

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Captain_John
Yup, good guy and he checks in here from...

Yup, good guy and he checks in here from time.

If he doesn't, I can make the introduction.

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By Captain_John
So, you are saying that the pins don't slide? ;)...

So, you are saying that the pins don't slide?

;) CJ
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-11-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By Captain_John
Bite the bullet, modify your snorkel and install...

Bite the bullet, modify your snorkel and install the B and C.

I did it and am thrilled to bits!

You will be too.

;) CJ
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By Captain_John
This was my choice also. I might try it on...

This was my choice also.

I might try it on another occasion!

Thanks for the reassurance!

:D CJ
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By Captain_John
Yeah, I know that the pins don't move. By, "they...

Yeah, I know that the pins don't move.

By, "they seem to slide", I was referring to the caliper/ pad assembly.

Sorry if I wasn't clear about that.

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By Captain_John
Carl, Thanks for the tip. While the caliper was...

Carl,

Thanks for the tip. While the caliper was out I removed the puck and installed new O rings. The old one was perfect.

Thanks!

;) CJ
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By Captain_John
Well Gents, this was my decision: I took in all...

Well Gents, this was my decision:

I took in all this information and what Cleveland says and followed the advice of my A&P IA friend.

As mentioned in this thread, I polished the bore and pins. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-06-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By Captain_John
Steve, That's ME!!! Either I will fly up there...

Steve, That's ME!!!

Either I will fly up there or you can come down here! I would love to do that! Besides, I haven't flown in your plane yet. Is it safe? lol

Let's do something even if it's...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-27-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Captain_John
No! No, no, no! That is the same day as our pig...

No!

No, no, no!

That is the same day as our pig roast here!

:mad: CJ
Forum: Tools 02-27-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,660
Posted By Captain_John
Mike is right! In dust form it is very toxic! It...

Mike is right! In dust form it is very toxic! It is a heavy metal.

Also from a metalluric perspective, That bar looks very porous! Lousy job in creating the bar with lots of voids creating a (or...
Forum: Northeast 02-19-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 47,688
Posted By Captain_John
I landed in Rangeley, Maine (8B0) today and the...

I landed in Rangeley, Maine (8B0) today and the ice runway on the lake was a better option than the airport!

Check out the condition of the runway at about the four minute...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By Captain_John
Brake caliper pin lubricant

So, I was wondering what you use on your calipers to ensure good movement of the caliper on the pins.

My A&P IA friend says anti-seize. That sounds reasonable.

I have read the Cleveland Technicians...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,450
Posted By Captain_John
Another data point

Like Danny I was getting the fluctuations in the exact same range. I installed a Tempest pump and now see 27.7 psi or more!

I dare say that I found the smoking gun and I am thrilled with the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Captain_John
Scott, I was just talking to that guy you gave...

Scott,

I was just talking to that guy you gave your fuel pump to. Very nice of you. He is a great guy!

Anyways... I just installed a high pressure Tempest (injected) pump (unlike yours) as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By Captain_John
Bill, it is an intermediate piece of rubber for...

Bill, it is an intermediate piece of rubber for cushioning the mag drive.

Looks like you are taking that engine apart unless you can get lucky with a borescope and fish it out.

:( CJ
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-08-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By Captain_John
Brought to you by the same people that created...

Brought to you by the same people that created the plane power alternator!

...just sayin...

:cool: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By Captain_John
Pretty funny stuff! It is like he held onto it...

Pretty funny stuff!

It is like he held onto it for you!

Now FINISH IT!!!

:) CJ
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Captain_John
Every Wednesday night we have a union...

Every Wednesday night we have a union meeting.

Stop by!!! We are there until the wee hours and all are welcome!

:) CJ
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Captain_John
Yup, we got all those things... We can assist. I...

Yup, we got all those things...

We can assist. I hope you like a good IPA!

Planes around here get built on them!

BTW, Hello Peter... all you have to do is ask!

;) CJ
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Captain_John
Ivan, I am doing my Condition Inspection right...

Ivan,

I am doing my Condition Inspection right now. My cowling is off and if you want to have a look, I will be at the airport Wednesday night from 4-10 pm.

Shoot me a text and I can give you the...
Forum: Northeast 01-29-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 47,688
Posted By Captain_John
Steve, Nah, If it is glare ice I doubt that some...

Steve,

Nah, If it is glare ice I doubt that some sleds could rut it up... unless the top layer turned to slush while they were riding on it and it froze that way.

Dave, I am down for annual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,450
Posted By Captain_John
INTERESTING, I have 722 hours on my Mattituck...

INTERESTING,

I have 722 hours on my Mattituck IO-360 and it has been doing the same thing since it was new three years ago. it usually generates 25 psi but dips to 20 intermittently and has become...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By Captain_John
Bruce, I hope you will be home when I do my...

Bruce,

I hope you will be home when I do my California pass this summer! I want to work my way up the west coast enroute to Alaska around late June. I would love to visit your area along the...
Forum: Northeast 01-07-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
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, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,809
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, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,948
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, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
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, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
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, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,948
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: West (and Southwest) 12-14-2017, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,359
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,359
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, 05:05 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 114,997
Posted By Captain_John
Na aaaaaah... ;) CJ

Na aaaaaah...

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,022
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,644
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, 05:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,632
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, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
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, 08:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,973
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
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, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,623
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, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
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, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
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, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,108
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, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
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, 09:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,646
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, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
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...
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