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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,740
Posted By Captain_John
Tom, Great to see your voice! Get well soon!...

Tom,

Great to see your voice! Get well soon! Glad you are improving!

John :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,187
Posted By Captain_John
EXACTLY! I have the same one on my plane! I...

EXACTLY!

I have the same one on my plane!

I hear that the current administration is going to bring the program back, so they will become more prevalent!

:) John
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Captain_John
Oshkosh is coming up. I usually stop in to one of...

Oshkosh is coming up. I usually stop in to one of the tents and pick up a few bags of various hardware from one of the vendors. Not sure if you can wait until the summer for the stuff you need...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-13-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,456
Posted By Captain_John
I totally forgot about Jason's website! Thank you...

I totally forgot about Jason's website! Thank you for the reminder. I really like the oil cooler drain setup he has assembled. He is a very clever guy!

I am not a fan of mounting anything to the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Captain_John
You DEFINATELY do not want to do that. After...

You DEFINATELY do not want to do that.

After the skin goes on, it would make it REALLY hard to remove a tank, should you need to later.

:cool: John
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,078
Posted By Captain_John
So, if anybody is listening... the GP-302 pump is...

So, if anybody is listening... the GP-302 pump is one chunky monkey! I was overly optimistic about being able to accommodate it on the firewall so I returning it in exchange for the GP-301.

This...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,456
Posted By Captain_John
Fair point about the empty cooler upon startup....

Fair point about the empty cooler upon startup. What you don't know is that I am installing a pre-oiler system on this retrofit so... moot point for me at least.

True, not many will have a pre-oiler...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,456
Posted By Captain_John
Ashley and All, Tell me, are you concerned with...

Ashley and All,

Tell me, are you concerned with the dirty oil remaining in the cooler and the lines after an oil change? Seems that there will be a fair amount of old, dirty oil remaining in the...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,078
Posted By Captain_John
Well Dave, I guess that I'll chime in. I just...

Well Dave,

I guess that I'll chime in. I just ordered my GP302-12L pump and AN fittings. Once it gets here I will need to find space on my already crowded -7 firewall for it. Looks like the pump...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,078
Posted By Captain_John
I'll bring this back to the top. I am planning...

I'll bring this back to the top.

I am planning on installing one of these along with gun drilling my camshaft in accordance with the Centri-lube STC (even though the STC doesn't apply to us).

I am...
Forum: Northeast 03-08-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By Captain_John
Jose, Russki is low in his guess. I just counted...

Jose,
Russki is low in his guess. I just counted six in my head. We did have one fly the coop a couple of years ago. But you are right as well. Very few by most counts.

I attribute this to the fact...
Forum: Reviews 02-22-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,012
Posted By Captain_John
Here is the update to my previous reply... No...

Here is the update to my previous reply...

No news is good news. Utterly boring, really.

The shipment was perfect in every way from crate manufacturing through inventory and transportation.

No...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,406
Posted By Captain_John
Tested this little canine up to 10,000' and he...

Tested this little canine up to 10,000' and he lived to bark about it! He does it often actually...

https://youtu.be/wmhGyogiYQo

:cool: John
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,456
Posted By Captain_John
Ashley, Looking at your pictures a bit closer...

Ashley,

Looking at your pictures a bit closer now, I seem to notice a vane inside the VA-186 mount. Is this a Vans part? I don't see one on the plans.

I am guessing that you fabbed it up on your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,456
Posted By Captain_John
So I have been doing some imagineering on this...

So I have been doing some imagineering on this oil cooler set up and one common practice is to throttle back the flow of fresh air to the cooler by some type of butterfly valve. Undoubtedly we can...
Forum: Safety 02-04-2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,168
Posted By Captain_John
I think I fixed it... ;) John

I think I fixed it...

;) John
Forum: Safety 02-03-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,168
Posted By Captain_John
Yes, the FAA does bring the PROTE chamber to KOSH...

Yes, the FAA does bring the PROTE chamber to KOSH during the airshow. Not sure when it will ever return again given the PLANdemic. It stands for Portable Reduced Oxygen Training Environment. It is...
Forum: Reviews 02-03-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,012
Posted By Captain_John
I suppose it was worth refreshing as Van still...

I suppose it was worth refreshing as Van still uses them today.

It is probably more interesting now than ever, given our post-PLANdemic situation!

Van just sent me a crate full of stuff through ABF...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By Captain_John
On a serious note, as you know, making airframe...

On a serious note, as you know, making airframe changes are huge and multi-faceted.

When I was building my airplane, I always wanted a side baggage door like a Cherokee so that I could load my dog...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By Captain_John
I think she is afraid of people sneaking up on...

I think she is afraid of people sneaking up on her...

Give her a mirror on her side!

Problem solved!

:D John
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-03-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,100
Posted By Captain_John
That's a Miller Lite! What does Miller Lite and...

That's a Miller Lite!

What does Miller Lite and sex in a boat have in common?

They are both ******* close to water!

;)

Russki, glad to see you are still enjoying life!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,456
Posted By Captain_John
Larry, You could alternatively make your own...

Larry,

You could alternatively make your own from AT6-058 aluminum tubing that came with your kit.

That is what I did before and plan on doing again this time around.

:) John
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,456
Posted By Captain_John
Thank you, All! I am moving forward with the...

Thank you, All!

I am moving forward with the RV-10 Firewall mount and cooler like Larry and Dusty have done. I know that things will be tight, as others have mentioned and I totally agree with!

I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,456
Posted By Captain_John
Show me your Firewall mounted oil cooler (RV-7)

Hey all,

I am installing piston skirt squirts in my Parallel Valve, IO-360 engine and from what I hear, I need to change my oil cooler from the baffle mounted style to another type.

I am aware of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,804
Posted By Captain_John
Ray, This helps a lot, as mine is a retrofit....

Ray, This helps a lot, as mine is a retrofit. Mine is also a taildragger, so the engine mount is slightly different. Then, there is also the brake line penetrations for the taildragger, but that...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-16-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,506
Posted By Captain_John
Rudi, Great to see your voice again! Those...

Rudi, Great to see your voice again!

Those plateaus and rock faces are spectacular!

Not to mention how awesome these flying machines are as well!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,804
Posted By Captain_John
I am considering retrofitting the RV-10 cooler to...

I am considering retrofitting the RV-10 cooler to my already flying RV-7 and wondering how this setup is working for those who have gone before me.

I am installing oil nozzles on my piston skirts on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,872
Posted By Captain_John
Yes, I did spread my dog's ashes with it and it...

Yes, I did spread my dog's ashes with it and it works perfectly! It was actually done with Russki's device, which I currently have in my custody.

He want's it back and my plane is currently out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,046
Posted By Captain_John
Thank you for the detailed run down on the...

Thank you for the detailed run down on the performance of the vinyl!

Who was the vendor that you purchased it from?

:confused: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,046
Posted By Captain_John
Great topic! I am considering wrapping my plane...

Great topic!

I am considering wrapping my plane also.

What crossed my mind was, how does the wrap hold up to the heat from the exhaust and how does it clean up from the soot and lead in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,083
Posted By Captain_John
I am expecting the oil temps to increase with the...

I am expecting the oil temps to increase with the addition of the piston skirt oil nozzles.

In preparation for that, I am planning on installing the firewall mounted RV10 oil cooler mount with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,083
Posted By Captain_John
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Wondering if we have any new empirical data on these units.

I am installing oil squirts in my engine and am considering a new cooler to compensate for the likely hotter oil as a result.

Any PIREPS...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-23-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By Captain_John
Hey all, I thought that I would revive this...

Hey all, I thought that I would revive this thread.

I am not the OP but have a question on the topic.

I see that these mags only differ in the amount of lag, so, given that... if you have a good...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,724
Posted By Captain_John
I have the Baja Designs LED lights in Duckworks...

I have the Baja Designs LED lights in Duckworks cutouts. It works well and I will demonstrate it for you if you dare to fly in my airplane. It hasn't killed me yet.

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,191
Posted By Captain_John
Philip, That is exactly right! You follow your...

Philip, That is exactly right!

You follow your economics!

It is a good old fashioned oil war!

:) CJ
Forum: Northeast 06-15-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,777
Posted By Captain_John
Allan, Looks like I might be coming up over...

Allan, Looks like I might be coming up over fourth of July.

Let me know if you want to make a trip down to visit with my plane.

:cool: CJ
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,932
Posted By Captain_John
I wish that I saw that Full Throttle battery a...

I wish that I saw that Full Throttle battery a month ago.

I just replaced my PC 680 and would have certainly given the FT a try.

I have been getting almost 4 years out of my PC 680's. I'm on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-11-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,617
Posted By Captain_John
Don't overlook the EFI I pump. I had the andair...

Don't overlook the EFI I pump.

I had the andair pump for about 1200 hours. I had the same problem you are talking about. I sent it back to England twice. I didn't want to go down that road a third...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By Captain_John
The other thing is... you could be at 11,000' and...

The other thing is... you could be at 11,000' and in the clear, they will drop you down to 5,000' and put you in clouds if they are there. Just hope they aren't too moist this time of year.

:( CJ
Forum: Northeast 11-19-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By Captain_John
Not really... I'll take you for a ride. It's just...

Not really... I'll take you for a ride. It's just that I don't have a nosedragger...

Shoot me a PM if interested.

;) CJ
Forum: Northeast 11-17-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By Captain_John
Hey, I resemble that comment! LOL ;) CJ

Hey, I resemble that comment! LOL

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,569
Posted By Captain_John
In the past 5 years I have flown AT LEAST 200...

In the past 5 years I have flown AT LEAST 200 hours each year.

These are incredible airplanes!

I have earned my instrument rating in it and am working towards my commercial now.

This plane has...
Forum: ADS-B 10-24-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,680
Posted By Captain_John
Could someone clarify the "non-wired" method? I...

Could someone clarify the "non-wired" method?

I have a 327 and a GTN 650 and my rs232 out from my transponder is already talking to my 650.

I am guessing that the non-wired method is a software...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,932
Posted By Captain_John
Jerry, Looks like all we need is beer and...

Jerry,

Looks like all we need is beer and ice!

See you Saturday!

:D CJ
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-06-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,223
Posted By Captain_John
Yup Jim, You will be!!! ;) Besides, I am holding...

Yup Jim, You will be!!!

;) Besides, I am holding your VAF hat hostage from the event two years ago!

I will have it on the fridge when you get here!!!

Mike, I think you can pull this off......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,970
Posted By Captain_John
My plane was built on beer! I will bring some...

My plane was built on beer!

I will bring some Mayflower ales from Plymouth, MA!

See you all soon!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,176
Posted By Captain_John
I'm looking forward to it again! I love the fixed...

I'm looking forward to it again! I love the fixed gear! See you all there!

:) CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-30-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,335
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, I like the sneak peek of the new design on...

Mike,

I like the sneak peek of the new design on the wing!

Looking forward to seeing the entire plane (and you) soon!

Russki, don't just escort him up the Hudson. Keep it going and chauffeur him...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By Captain_John
Andair fuel pump drawing overcurrent and tripping the breaker

So, I guess you could say this has been an ongoing issue for me. My airplane has been up and running for 4 years now. In that time I have accrued 1000 hours. All of that time I have used my Andair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,597
Posted By Captain_John
Yes! I noticed that when I was up there! Very...

Yes! I noticed that when I was up there! Very cool state you have up there!

So, I was just thinking... If you have an RV 3, 4 or 6 you can change your tail number to a November x-ray. In which case...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,597
Posted By Captain_John
AND... Almost always when you hear another...

AND...

Almost always when you hear another experimental on the frequency... it's an RV.

When I first decided to build, I didn't want an RV because everyone else had one. When I decided on the RV I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,597
Posted By Captain_John
I enjoy saying experimental! I like everything...

I enjoy saying experimental! I like everything about it. I like letting people know that I built this thing! I like the fact that it is never considered airworthy and I fly it all over the continent....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,597
Posted By Captain_John
Hey, I resemble that remark! :) CJ

Hey, I resemble that remark!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,597
Posted By Captain_John
That has never happened to me. It must be your...

That has never happened to me. It must be your rebel accent! Lol

:D CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,955
Posted By Captain_John
Mikey, Great write up and leave it to you to...

Mikey,

Great write up and leave it to you to find a good beer and a Peter everywhere you go! hahaha

Man, you need to finish you instrument!!!

Great write up!

See you soon!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,884
Posted By Captain_John
Rudi, Good to hear from you again! You and your...

Rudi, Good to hear from you again! You and your family look well!

Your little girl isn't so little anymore! How they grow up, heh?

Do you still have the other flying machines as well as the...
Forum: Canada 04-05-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,711
Posted By Captain_John
Yes, but you have to buy that package. Also, if...

Yes, but you have to buy that package.

Also, if you can go IFR... then do it. It makes the weird airspace thing a non-issue.

Don't forget to get your DTOPS sticker! I hear that they are running...
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,345
Posted By Captain_John
"Recycling" a modern A-DSB transponder like a GTX 45R

Do you ever really need to recycle a modern transponder like you used to do to the old ones back in the day?

I see that the GTX 45R has a power control on pin 38.

Garmin says:

The POWER CONTROL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,377
Posted By Captain_John
I would bet it was the short n number dot com...

I would bet it was the short n number dot com guy!

;) CJ
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,939
Posted By Captain_John
I do realize that total anonymity from the feds...

I do realize that total anonymity from the feds is not in the cards. If they want to know who you are, they will find out with this new technology. It really isn?t a high priority for me, but if I...
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,939
Posted By Captain_John
I didn't know that there was a four second...

I didn't know that there was a four second window. I was planning on leaving that pin tied to an active low so that it goes anonymous on boot anyways...

Am I asking for too much?

:confused: CJ
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,939
Posted By Captain_John
What I'm waiting for in an a-dsb solution

I have the legacy G3X screens and don't like to have ancillary handheld tablets floating around the cockpit. I enjoy having all my information displayed on my GDU's.

I would like a single unit...
Forum: Northeast 03-22-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,387
Posted By Captain_John
Well, shoot me a message and if you drive down to...

Well, shoot me a message and if you drive down to Plymouth we can then fly up to Nashua and visit Dave.

How's that for a plan?

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,556
Posted By Captain_John
That's not true! I'm not an engineer. LOL :eek:....

That's not true! I'm not an engineer. LOL

:eek:. CJ
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