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Old 01-18-2013, 11:17 AM
jrs14855 jrs14855 is offline
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Default oil line

To expand a bit on what Pierre posted, this type of event seems to be happening much too often.
First the builder should go over each critical area several times.
Second, if available, progressive inspections by and EAA technical counselor.
Third the DAR. If you have a choice, select a DAR who will "nit pick" things. You DO NOT want a DAR who simply fills out the paperwork.

The EAA tech counseler program is in somewhat of a state of disorganization. Hopefully focus will be placed on improving this program.
If you don't like the EAA program, hire an experienced A&P, or even an experienced EAB builder. Whatever you choose, brief the person that you want them to look at every connection/fastening on the airplane.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:43 PM
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If it is not too much trouble, could you post a picture of the loose fitting.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny stick View Post
If it is not too much trouble, could you post a picture of the loose fitting.
I don't have a picture of that. Let me describe it. The restrictor fitting was solidly in the engine. The oil pressure line was simply disconnected from the restrictor fitting and hanging from the firewall where the line heads up to the sender.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:53 PM
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Smile N262NJ is back in the air

Well, I'm happy to report that my RV-10, N262NJ, "the Urban Coyote" flew again last week for the first time since its January 5 crash near Julian. Cruiseair (in Ramona) did an amazing job repairing the plane. I was able to monitor their repairs fairly regularly, and they are true craftsmen.

I got to fly the plane this morning, and as was the case back in January, she's superb in every way.

For those that may be interested, I'm finishing a short book about the crash, called "Four Minutes." There were a lot of things I learned during that experience, and I attribute living through it to (not in any order): Van's "survivable" design (which no one talks about); the Crow seat belt/harness (which I complained about during installation, but now love and whole-heartedly recommend); and -- surprisingly -- having made almost 2000 skydives with six "malfunctions", which gave me insight into that world of terror and panic, when you MUST perform during an emergency, and into "off-field" landings without power.

I want to thank everyone on this forum for their well wishes and kind words, and will let you know how it goes, now that the Urban Coyote is howling again.

Jerry Jackson
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:34 PM
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Congratulations Jerry!

Looking forward to seeing it in person and a ride once Phase 1 is complete.

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Old 09-10-2013, 07:39 PM
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You bet, Ethan! It will be my pleasure.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:31 PM
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Excellent news, Jerry. Please post here about your book once it's available. I'm quite interested in hearing your perspectives about this.

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Old 09-10-2013, 08:48 PM
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Way to go on all counts. Superior airmanship and back on the horse that bucked you off as soon as possible. I am looking forward to reading your book!
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:52 PM
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Wow Jerry a message of inspiration to many I'm certain. I'd like to know when you get your book out. Let us know please, would love to get a copy.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:53 PM
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Default Coyote!

Looking forward to the aviation records the Coyote is going to achieve. Should I dare say, "Urban Phoenix"? hehe

Godspeed Jerry!
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