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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By jbDC9
Yep. My carbed O-360 has 2 Pmags, no primer...

Yep. My carbed O-360 has 2 Pmags, no primer system installed. To start, boost pump on, throttle closed, crank starter. While prop is turning, pump throttle (accel pump) once, then return throttle to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,682
Posted By jbDC9
I hate to paint all instructors with a wide...

I hate to paint all instructors with a wide brush, but, I've seen it too.

At Hooks airport in Houston there's a north ramp that does double duty as both a runup and parking area. I had small glitch...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By jbDC9
From Aveo? Cool, but, this thread is about Avio....

From Aveo? Cool, but, this thread is about Avio.

You'd think the rocket surgeons in charge of naming the company would have picked something different. One letter to differentiate between...
Forum: Autopilots 10-25-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By jbDC9
EFIS? I wish! I guess I should have mentioned the...

EFIS? I wish! I guess I should have mentioned the rest of my panel... it's steam gauges; no EFIS, ADHARS, magnetometers. Nothing but a Garmin 496 feeding RS232 data to the Vizion 385 and a Trutrak...
Forum: Autopilots 10-25-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By jbDC9
Trutrak Vizion 385 nav tracking

A few months ago I finally installed a used Vizion 385 a/p in my RV-8. It. Is. Awesome. Why didn't I install one years ago?? I have it connected to my 496 GPS (RS232 wire) for nav tracking.

But,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By jbDC9
Yeah, I kinda thought the same thing, the voltage...

Yeah, I kinda thought the same thing, the voltage specs he mentioned for the Grote controller from the web page is exactly the same as the Whelen numbers, but... look at the Grote controller pic, the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By jbDC9
Funny that you ask that question; I'm upgrading...

Funny that you ask that question; I'm upgrading my Whelen LEDs to Baja Squadron Pros...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By jbDC9
LED wig-wag controller

To the electric gurus here;

I upgraded my landing lights to Whelen LEDs two years ago, which rendered my Nuckolls designed wig wag circuit inop. I've read here that I could put a resistor across...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By jbDC9
Napa filters are made by Wix; the Napa Gold 1515...

Napa filters are made by Wix; the Napa Gold 1515 (aka Wix 51515) will work fine, but they're kinda long. The Napa 1068 (Wix 51068) is the same basic filter but just a wee bit shorter, better...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 102,683
Posted By jbDC9
That was Rock Springs, WY? Who knew? I actually...

That was Rock Springs, WY? Who knew? I actually kinda lived there for a whopping 10 months back in '93-94 as a Beech 1900 copilot for Mesa Airlines. We had a cruddy crashpad apartment on the SE edge...
Forum: Texas (North) 10-02-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By jbDC9
Agreed, that's what the painted markings are...

Agreed, that's what the painted markings are trying to do, but... it doesn't fit. The layout is probably "FAA standard" clear zone measurements, but with the limited space between the taxiway and...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,051
Posted By jbDC9
Ditto! Please? I live on a 4000'x100' grass...

Ditto! Please?

I live on a 4000'x100' grass strip with home made LED/solar lights. The lights are adapted to use standard runway light fixtures and used to work well... but as they've aged, they've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,811
Posted By jbDC9
1400 hours on my dual 113-series Pmags installed...

1400 hours on my dual 113-series Pmags installed in 2006. The first 200+ hours were pretty painful, numerous issues, but Brad and company got 'em straightened out and they've been trouble free for...
Forum: Autopilots 09-05-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By jbDC9
Too late, you're already there. There may be a...

Too late, you're already there. There may be a slight risk involved here, but that's why we check it before flight and then test fly it. If it gets weird in flight, turn the a/p switch off... no big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By jbDC9
I went the alternate route; had my HGU-55...

I went the alternate route; had my HGU-55 modified with both ANR cups and CEP plugs. Best of both worlds, works really well in the noisy stuff, aka, T-28s. I've worn the CEP plugs for several hours...
Forum: Autopilots 09-01-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By jbDC9
There's an easier solution... I ran into this...

There's an easier solution... I ran into this recently on my install, but it's an easy fix! It's a set-up function; see the Vizion install/Ops manual, page 14; a yes/no selection to reverse servo...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-22-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By jbDC9
Usually random, intermittent, and...

Usually random, intermittent, and circumnavigable. Man, that's a big word; how about flyable aroundable? Usually... :p
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,571
Posted By jbDC9
Yep. Must add the down turned tips or risk cracks...

Yep. Must add the down turned tips or risk cracks in the ramp skin.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-20-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,333
Posted By jbDC9
Doh! I'm an idiot, missed the part about the...

Doh! I'm an idiot, missed the part about the petition being at your hangar... but still, if you get it online, I'll sign it.

And while we're at it, as mentioned previously with other airports,...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-20-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,333
Posted By jbDC9
Hey Doug, I looked at both sites and can't find...

Hey Doug, I looked at both sites and can't find the petition; is it hidden or am I blind? I wanna sign it! Ditch the silly Hyde era NW Reg name; it's Aero Valley to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By jbDC9
As Raymo stated above, pumping, waiting, then...

As Raymo stated above, pumping, waiting, then cranking is not a great idea due to the fire hazard; a perhaps better technique is to pump the throttle while cranking as the atomized fuel is sucked...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 102,683
Posted By jbDC9
Yep, they're a bit squished. Another problem; now...

Yep, they're a bit squished. Another problem; now I want to move to McCall, Idaho!! Looks just a wee bit purtier than SE Texas...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By jbDC9
Um... mail bloats?

Um... mail bloats?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 102,683
Posted By jbDC9
I'll follow along for most of the story and the...

I'll follow along for most of the story and the cool pics, but, since I don't do religion or church, the god-stuff narrative is lost on me...

But, I dig these trip reports; makes me wish I had the...
Forum: GPS 07-22-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By jbDC9
Sweeeet! I think you just cost me some extra...

Sweeeet! I think you just cost me some extra coin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,582
Posted By jbDC9
I dunno about that... last year in my minimally...

I dunno about that... last year in my minimally equipped RV (1 VOR, G496) I flew IFR from a private grass strip N of Houston to New Orleans Lakefront; since I don't have IFR GPS capability I filed /U...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,934
Posted By jbDC9
Yep, defueling sucks! A coupla months the ago we...

Yep, defueling sucks! A coupla months the ago we had to change the electric boost pump on a T-28A, which means you gotta drain the tanks. We had 140 gallons on board... ugh; not a fun time.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 43
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Views: 6,920
Posted By jbDC9
No kidding! So, according to a pic of the tach...

No kidding! So, according to a pic of the tach time on the Russia trip thread, he's at around 2800 TT over 6 years... :eek:. According to my Texas public school math, that's 466 hrs/year; I know a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,134
Posted By jbDC9
My carb heat door and hinge was coming apart a...

My carb heat door and hinge was coming apart a few months ago and I luckily stumbled across this post; I shamelessly copied the hinge and door design and gotta say, it works great! The air seal is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By jbDC9
Nice pics! I have a love/hate relationship with...

Nice pics! I have a love/hate relationship with dawn patrol flying; I love to fly in the mornings when it's cool(er) and calm, but I hate getting up early, ugh.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 87,771
Posted By jbDC9
Exactly... heck, my idea of a grand adventure is...

Exactly... heck, my idea of a grand adventure is to fly my -8 from Texas to the Pacific Northwest, but it seems that life will just never let that happen. Ah well, at least Vlad shares his adventures...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-14-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,141
Posted By jbDC9
Yeah, I was thinking the same, reading it and...

Yeah, I was thinking the same, reading it and just shaking my head. Lloyd's accident might not be on the same "holy cr@p!" level as the Boatright crash, but still... yikes. At least Lloyd didn't take...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-05-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,060
Posted By jbDC9
Cool!! It's been a looong time since I've seen a...

Cool!! It's been a looong time since I've seen a BC Squadron fly-out posted; wish I could have made it up from Houston, but with all the rain, our grass strip is just a wee bit squishy...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By jbDC9
Your sig line says you have a constant speed...

Your sig line says you have a constant speed prop; one thing you might check is the prop governer oil line elbow fitting into the nose case. I had a similar issue awhile back and replaced the forward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,142
Posted By jbDC9
Regional airline pilot. Mesa Airlines (gag)...

Regional airline pilot. Mesa Airlines (gag) starts their F/O pay scale at $22/hr. Pathetic ain't it?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-15-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By jbDC9
Pmags are electronic ignitions.... form factor is...

Pmags are electronic ignitions.... form factor is the only difference.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By jbDC9
I'm still using a 496 as well; I'd upgrade to the...

I'm still using a 496 as well; I'd upgrade to the 660 tomorrow, if only... XM radio and weather!

According to the Aera 660 thread, they've been working on the XM solution since introduction a year...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-24-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 44,043
Posted By jbDC9
Man, that's a scary bunch of work you're doing...

Man, that's a scary bunch of work you're doing there! Looking good though, keep it up.

So, on the pics with the front floor skin removed; did anyone else picture a Fred Flintstone airplane with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,706
Posted By jbDC9
Yup. My last Auto Zone unit lasted 5 years and...

Yup. My last Auto Zone unit lasted 5 years and 702 hours. Replaced with another new (reman) unit under the lifetime warranty; it's still going...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By jbDC9
The POH... I've been flying my -8 for 10 years...

The POH... I've been flying my -8 for 10 years and almost 1400 hours, and I'm still telling myself that maybe, someday, possibly, I might get around to writing up a POH for mine. Maybe.

But, having...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By jbDC9
Ditto. Same location just above right pax...

Ditto. Same location just above right pax footwell; I used one large enough to hold Airworthiness, Registration, Operating Limitations, W&B info all in one spot. Held in place with velcro, 10 years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,582
Posted By jbDC9
You mean an opportunistic poacher like this...

You mean an opportunistic poacher like this short-number character? That'd sure be a shame if he poached the number you're thinking of and then charged you out the wazoo since you're quite okay with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,830
Posted By jbDC9
Youse guys that are trying the Tosten stick,...

Youse guys that are trying the Tosten stick, please keep us updated here on how it works out; I'd love to have a bent type stick in my -8, but it appears the only way I could realistically do it is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-20-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,372
Posted By jbDC9
For this SB, is there a serial number range or...

For this SB, is there a serial number range or perhaps a a kit "vintage" date? I checked my -8QB this morning, bolts were factory installed. Which is good I guess... 2004 QB fuselage, been flying for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,865
Posted By jbDC9
I'm getting there! I have 1350 hours on my dual...

I'm getting there! I have 1350 hours on my dual Pmags; mine are early 113 series from 2006. The first 250-ish hours were pretty rough, lotta issues with rough running and general weirdness. After...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,867
Posted By jbDC9
Ditto! Landing/parking at PSP is convenient, but...

Ditto! Landing/parking at PSP is convenient, but bring money. Buckets of it. My last time to Palm Springs I parked at Bermuda Dunes instead and quite liked it; easy access to I-10 and reasonable...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,071
Posted By jbDC9
At least 6 airports on the same CTAF? Man,...

At least 6 airports on the same CTAF? Man, compared to Texas, that's nothing! It drives me nuts that so many airports in central Texas are on 122.8 while 122.7 and 123.0 are relatively quiet. On a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-10-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,856
Posted By jbDC9
Nope, it's not just you, that looks like an...

Nope, it's not just you, that looks like an entire Bonanza nose section grafted on there. It's definitely weird looking, but, if it works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,323
Posted By jbDC9
Yeah, that! It just drives me nuts to see that...

Yeah, that! It just drives me nuts to see that word misused over and over again on the forums. It's "condition", as in you are inspecting the condition of the aircraft for safe operation. It's so...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-12-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,440
Posted By jbDC9
Handsome lil dog right there! Michelle wants to...

Handsome lil dog right there! Michelle wants to keep him...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 123,882
Posted By jbDC9
Aww man, he leaves us with a cliffhanger!!!

Aww man, he leaves us with a cliffhanger!!!
Forum: Formation Flying 08-14-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,249
Posted By jbDC9
Cool pics!!

Cool pics!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-12-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,493
Posted By jbDC9
Whoa. Roughly 7 hrs/day; I'm fatigued just...

Whoa. Roughly 7 hrs/day; I'm fatigued just thinking about flying that much! Plus, steam gauges and no autopilot; awesome...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,337
Posted By jbDC9
Wait... what?? No way...

Wait... what?? No way...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-08-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,102
Posted By jbDC9
Nice write-up!

Nice write-up!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,493
Posted By jbDC9
Fairbanks? Like BBQ? Hitch a ride downtown to Big...

Fairbanks? Like BBQ? Hitch a ride downtown to Big Daddy's BarBQ; decent beer supply and a killer brisket sammich.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,966
Posted By jbDC9
Higher priority for one of those old warbird...

Higher priority for one of those old warbird jets? Well, kinda, yeah. Those things chug so much fuel that they're pretty much min fuel as soon as they take off, so yeah, I'd let them in front of me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,936
Posted By jbDC9
Speaking of the 2016 OSH Notam; has anyone...

Speaking of the 2016 OSH Notam; has anyone received the printed booklet yet? It's 18 days out and I haven't seen it in the mail box... just curious.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,285
Posted By jbDC9
I tried the Halo for a couple of years and liked...

I tried the Halo for a couple of years and liked it well enough, but... putting in the earbuds was finicky and time consuming, plus it seemed like the mike boom was always shifting around and driving...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,565
Posted By jbDC9
Man, y'all make this sound so complicated! In...

Man, y'all make this sound so complicated! In 1260-ish hours and lotsa oil changes I've never had help or a contraption to drop the lower cowling by myself. Screws at the bottom, pins on the sides;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,330
Posted By jbDC9
So didja get up to the cockpit to say hi to the...

So didja get up to the cockpit to say hi to the drivers? That was me in the right seat... I should've worn my VAF hat! Glad you liked the ride, and many many thanks! I know that the rides aren't...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-10-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 44,043
Posted By jbDC9
This thread from 2 months ago should explain the...

This thread from 2 months ago should explain the background on this project...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=133682
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