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Forum: RV-8/8A 11-23-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By jbDC9
Yep, Iíd spotted that one recently, and itís...

Yep, Iíd spotted that one recently, and itís really the only one that fits the bill for Android these daysÖ and yet, the screen resolution still isnít up to par with the older Nexus and Tab S2 units....
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By jbDC9
Angry Yeah, that's nice, but it's huuuuge. Read the...

Yeah, that's nice, but it's huuuuge. Read the original post, he's looking for smaller.

I'm in the same boat, I need to find a smallish Android tablet that matches the screen specs of the old Google...
Forum: RV-4 11-20-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,405
Posted By jbDC9
Not to go too far off topic here, but, you have...

Not to go too far off topic here, but, you have the throttle quadrant down below the panel and ahead of the stick? I donít mean to be judgmental or anything, but that just looks awkward and awful to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By jbDC9
Turn around times; just FYI, sent my set of 4...

Turn around times; just FYI, sent my set of 4 cerminil cylinders to Sal's earlier this year, turn time was almost 4 months... good work and price though.
Forum: Safety 11-10-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By jbDC9
Yes. The radio on CTAF frequency.

Yes. The radio on CTAF frequency.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-27-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By jbDC9
I have two 14v units, working when removed two...

I have two 14v units, working when removed two years ago. Do you need one soon? I couldnít get it boxed/shipped until Monday, maybe TuesdayÖ
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,689
Posted By jbDC9
Ha! Nice. It had to be done!

Ha! Nice. It had to be done!
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-25-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,895
Posted By jbDC9
Yikes. The blind leading the blindÖ

Yikes. The blind leading the blindÖ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,768
Posted By jbDC9
Dang, now I kinda want a pair of those yellow...

Dang, now I kinda want a pair of those yellow Converse chucks to match my RV-8...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By jbDC9
Well... duh. The Flyboys website has the...

Well... duh.

The Flyboys website has the bearings in stock, I just didn't look hard enough to find them. My bad! Blake to the rescue, new bearings ordered!

That was easy...
JB
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-09-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By jbDC9
Lightweight tailwheel - replacement bearings?

Hey all,

I have the lightweight tailwheel on my -8, installed years ago with many hundreds of trouble free hours on it, until yesterday… I discovered that one of the bearings is gone. As in, not...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-07-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By jbDC9
What airport? There actually aren't many between...

What airport? There actually aren't many between the AUS and IAH; looks like Smithville, Giddings and Brenham have shops, otherwise you're looking at Austin or Houston...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,143
Posted By jbDC9
Try this one; quiet, easy install, works great...

Try this one; quiet, easy install, works great with my Baja LEDs.


https://www.grote.com/warning-hazard/flashers/solid-state-electronic-flasher/44030/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,634
Posted By jbDC9
Yep, thatís the one. Simple, cheap, quiet, small....

Yep, thatís the one. Simple, cheap, quiet, small. I have one on the belly of my RV-8 and quite like...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,011
Posted By jbDC9
Itís not disdain and no one is arbiting an...

Itís not disdain and no one is arbiting an appropriate price for a paint job; itís just pure sticker shock. While the quality may be fantastic and itís great that he has dudes lined up to throw money...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,248
Posted By jbDC9
ďAĒ cookie? Nah, I want the whole tin.

ďAĒ cookie? Nah, I want the whole tin.
Forum: Job Board 07-28-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,342
Posted By jbDC9
Funny, I was thinking the same.

Funny, I was thinking the same.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-07-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,716
Posted By jbDC9
Yeah, youíre a wee bit late to the party here,...

Yeah, youíre a wee bit late to the party here, thatís already been mentioned twiceÖ :rolleyes:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-10-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,591
Posted By jbDC9
Thread drift; I hand propped an IO-520 on a Baron...

Thread drift; I hand propped an IO-520 on a Baron 58 once. Just once. Was the easiest hand prop Iíve ever done, and I suspect that was all luck. I certainly wouldnít want to try it again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,146
Posted By jbDC9
I missed out on flying my RV this weekend and...

I missed out on flying my RV this weekend and ended up flying the CAF Curtiss SB2C Helldiver at the Reading, PA airshow instead; Friday morning I was hopping some paid rides in it and met my second...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-17-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,959
Posted By jbDC9
I finally got around to adding this spring to my...

I finally got around to adding this spring to my quadrant; it works! No more prop lever creeping forward, yay! It's such a simple mod, but duh, not something I'd have thought of...

Thanks!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-15-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By jbDC9
Itís actually not a bad little airstrip; the...

Itís actually not a bad little airstrip; the (narrow) runway pavement is fine but the parking area is a bit crappy. The runwayís high point is at the north end and slopes down to the south into a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,184
Posted By jbDC9
Same, email sentÖ JB

Same, email sentÖ

JB
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,184
Posted By jbDC9
I canít find the RV-14 stick in the Vans web...

I canít find the RV-14 stick in the Vans web store; can someone post a part number please?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-16-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,932
Posted By jbDC9
Bringing an old thread back from the dead... I...

Bringing an old thread back from the dead...

I have an audio noise issue on my RV-8, and I've isolated a good bit of it as coming from my dual Pmag power leads, so I've been wondering if I should...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,157
Posted By jbDC9
Yep! Weight, complexity, troubleÖ for an hour...

Yep!



Weight, complexity, troubleÖ for an hour meter? Not really. You install it once and it just works, quietly keeping an eye on the airframe hours. The notion of tracking times on a scrap of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,237
Posted By jbDC9
I donít know if anything is happening fast these...

I donít know if anything is happening fast these days; my set of 4 cylinders have been at Salís for over 6 weeks with no end in sight. They are ECI Cerminil jugs though, so apparently they need extra...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-25-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By jbDC9
I did a similar search awhile back looking for...

I did a similar search awhile back looking for walkable hotels in that area, but didnít come up with many options. One I did find though was Danville, VA. KDAN. It doesnít look fancy, but thereís a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By jbDC9
I have nothing to add from a bolt torque point of...

I have nothing to add from a bolt torque point of view, but, I'm also in the same boat of replacing my mount isolators right now. Why, oh why is this such a pain in the butt to get these 4 bolts in?...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,864
Posted By jbDC9
Yep, thatís why I check it regularly; while Iíve...

Yep, thatís why I check it regularly; while Iíve never found anything notable in the sump screen, it keeps it clean.

Background on why I do it; I bought my engine used (1660 hrs from a flight...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,107
Posted By jbDC9
Thatís a new one, never heard of that beforeÖ are...

Thatís a new one, never heard of that beforeÖ are you thinking of three threads showing on a nut/bolt?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,864
Posted By jbDC9
Maybe Iím a weird one, but I pull the sump screen...

Maybe Iím a weird one, but I pull the sump screen at every oil change; itís easy access (RV-8) and only costs a few cents for a new crush washer. I havenít found any big metal chunks, but thereís...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,626
Posted By jbDC9
1875

Updating an old thread;

1875 hours on my ECI cylinders, and methinks they need help.

These particular jugs were manufactured in 1995 by Lycoming and run for 1660 hours on a Geronimo Apache before I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,793
Posted By jbDC9
Itís just a Google Map overlay; if you have a...

Itís just a Google Map overlay; if you have a Google account, log in and go to Google Maps, then look for ďMy MapsĒ to get started. Youíll have to manually scroll and zoom to drop and label the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,793
Posted By jbDC9
Itís just ďpush pinsĒ on a Google map, no logbook...

Itís just ďpush pinsĒ on a Google map, no logbook data dumps, just zoom in to an airport and drop a pin; the map keeps a count of how many total pins so you donít even have to count Ďem up. Iíve only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,793
Posted By jbDC9
500 airports.

I'll admit it; I'm a geek.

Over the last 15 years and 1875 hours of flying my RV-8, I've been on a sort of unofficial quest to cover the Lower 48 states of the US and to land at as many different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,224
Posted By jbDC9
Yes it does! Houston Hooks airport used to have...

Yes it does!

Houston Hooks airport used to have a bunch, but methinks the numbers have dwindled a bit; off the top of my head I can count 8Ö Iím sure there are a few more, but I never see Ďem. Maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,222
Posted By jbDC9
I've been an incredible slacker this year in my...

I've been an incredible slacker this year in my RV! Only 85 hours and barely broke out of Texas... but hey, Texas is a pretty big state. I did better last year with 156 hours and several trips...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,183
Posted By jbDC9
I flew my -8 from Houston up to McKinney to spend...

I flew my -8 from Houston up to McKinney to spend Xmas with my Mom; up and back for a quick visit, it beats driving and the airlinesÖ yay RVs!
Forum: Safety 11-21-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By jbDC9
:eek: Yikes, 496 pages of RV training stuff??...

:eek:

Yikes, 496 pages of RV training stuff?? How is that even possible?

My B-17 and T-28 checkout training material combined is maybe a third of that. Curtiss Helldiver manual? 88 pages. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 23,027
Posted By jbDC9
Theyíre the same basic filter, but the 1515 is...

Theyíre the same basic filter, but the 1515 is longer by an inch or two. Iíve been using the 1068 on my -8 for years, no issues and plenty of clearance from the firewall. If you use a 1515 on a -7,...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,936
Posted By jbDC9
Overhead break approaches. I know they get hashed...

Overhead break approaches. I know they get hashed to death on various pilot forums, pros and cons. I hate to beat the dead horse here, but since it came upÖ

The thing(s) about flying overhead...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,936
Posted By jbDC9
But, done properly, an overhead entry is...

But, done properly, an overhead entry is perfectly safeÖ
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-01-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,961
Posted By jbDC9
Ha! I heard the same thing when I did my DC-3...

Ha! I heard the same thing when I did my DC-3 type rating ride with Doug back in July... but I'm only 5-10 feet left! And there I was trying to be all professional and whatnot. Busted!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,727
Posted By jbDC9
Not so, see 91.209(b). What I have seen though is...

Not so, see 91.209(b). What I have seen though is that Cirrus apparently puts “strobes on” on their “before start” checklist so that they’re flashing on the ground which then makes some guys think...
Forum: Midwest 09-27-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By jbDC9
I’ve heard O’Hare is pretty friendly. No wait!...

I’ve heard O’Hare is pretty friendly.

No wait! Sorry, I was hallucinating. ORD is nasty even for airline guys and the rough taxiways will destroy your wheel pants, don’t do it!

Typed as I sit here...
Forum: California 09-05-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,342
Posted By jbDC9
Itís kind of ironic to hear that, as Iíd noticed...

Itís kind of ironic to hear that, as Iíd noticed the same thing here in Texas; 15 years ago there were RV fly outs and breakfast/burger/BBQ runs several times per monthÖ Iíd finished my RV just in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,861
Posted By jbDC9
A fantastic report on an epic trip. From First...

A fantastic report on an epic trip. From First Flight to Palm Springs in a day; just... wow.

And it's not just you on the Flight Sim Meigs thing; as a kid in the early '80s I basically taught myself...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By jbDC9
Itís weird, but, the search function on this...

Itís weird, but, the search function on this forum is oddly worthless.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-24-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 101,681
Posted By jbDC9
A westbound transcon trip over one long day.......

A westbound transcon trip over one long day.... 14 hours in the seat? Dude, you're my hero! My longest was 10 hours in the seat Houston - Boise, and I was beat!

Get Classic Aero if you can, they're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,648
Posted By jbDC9
Isnít that line from Carl the groundskeeper in...

Isnít that line from Carl the groundskeeper in Caddyshack? :p

Carl Spackler: ďGreat big gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts! How 'bout a nice cool drink, varmints? Scum... slime... menace to the...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,794
Posted By jbDC9
Another vote for Classic Aero. I'm at 14+ years...

Another vote for Classic Aero. I'm at 14+ years and 1800 hours on my seats, which has included a few 8-10 hour days in the seat. No complaints. They're comfortable, durable... they just work. Gray...
Forum: RV-4 08-03-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,216
Posted By jbDC9
Another vote for Wilkerson retreads! They have a...

Another vote for Wilkerson retreads! They have a website but no online ordering, so you gotta call, but that's okay since they're just so friendly on the phone.

I've used Desser retreads as well, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,945
Posted By jbDC9
Looks beautiful, but such a teaser tiny fragment...

Looks beautiful, but such a teaser tiny fragment of it… any other pics of the rest of it? Pretty cool that the tent matches the paint job.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,255
Posted By jbDC9
Man, now I feel old; so it's been 16-ish years...

Man, now I feel old; so it's been 16-ish years since Val was in your garage shop and Jim K and I stopped in to see just how in the heck you drill the gear legs to the lower longerons... time...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,095
Posted By jbDC9
My solo Iron Butt record in my RV-8 is 10 hours...

My solo Iron Butt record in my RV-8 is 10 hours from Houston to Boise, ID last summer with multiple stops along the way. My ďduty dayĒ was around 14-15 hours... I was worn out after that! The Classic...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-10-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,769
Posted By jbDC9
I must be weird, but, same here. At work (737)...

I must be weird, but, same here.

At work (737) we have iPads with a Jepp app... no more paper revisions, yay!! We have the ability to scribble notes on the screen, but Iíve found that the only time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,273
Posted By jbDC9
Ha! That's my main gripe against line crew these...

Ha! That's my main gripe against line crew these days; some have no idea how to marshal a taildragger! It seems so simple, if they can't see me, I can't see them. It gets really comical when I taxi...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-23-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,148
Posted By jbDC9
What? Cheap gas AND ice cream?? I had no idea,...

What? Cheap gas AND ice cream?? I had no idea, but flew right over it... thatís it, I gotta go back!

To add a coupla more SoCal airports;
Kern Valley (L05). Cool airport with a diner.
Santa Paula...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-23-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,148
Posted By jbDC9
+1 on Red Lodge, MT. I stopped in for the night...

+1 on Red Lodge, MT. I stopped in for the night last July, walked to the Yodeler hotel, then up the street for beer/food. Just a nice place for an overnight.

Then you gotta hit Johnson Creek, ID....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-12-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,476
Posted By jbDC9
Wow, 5500+ hours... same engine? Any new...

Wow, 5500+ hours... same engine? Any new cylinders at least?

Dang, I'm seriously impressed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,678
Posted By jbDC9
Congrats Greg! Now, get back to work on all those...

Congrats Greg! Now, get back to work on all those other projects in your hangar...

:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,323
Posted By jbDC9
Exactly this. I dreaded the job going into it,...

Exactly this.

I dreaded the job going into it, but it really wasnít that big of a deal to get it done. And for peace of mind, itís priceless. Seriously, when itís all done the forward spar looks...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,887
Posted By jbDC9
Same setup here with a Strong 304. Happy with it.

Same setup here with a Strong 304. Happy with it.
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