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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By tonyjohnson
Hurricane refuge

It seems that the hurricane refuge information is from 2008. There may be newer posts that I did not see.

Irma is threatening Florida and I am considering flying out. My RV project is not flying...
Forum: Florida (Central) 08-06-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By tonyjohnson
Source for fuel hoses

Does anyone know where you can fuel hoses made in the Tampa / St Petersburg Florida area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,175
Posted By tonyjohnson
Echo

No wifi or the echo would probably be my choice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,175
Posted By tonyjohnson
loud

Neal,

That is why I need a tunes player with lots of volume.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,175
Posted By tonyjohnson
Hangar Tunes

I need tunes for my hangar. I have been using a small JLB Flip wireless bluetooth speaker but it does not have the power that I would like to put out some high quality music with good volume.

I am...
Forum: Florida (Central) 07-31-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 657
Posted By tonyjohnson
EAA Chapter 1602 in St Petersburg

The new EAA Chapter at Albert Whitted Airport in downdown St Petersburg is active and encouraging RV folks to join us. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Hangar Restaurant at Albert...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-12-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,777
Posted By tonyjohnson
Landing fee

I regret that the FBO is charging a landing fee even if you don't go to the restaurant. That kinda puts a damper on things. I had hoped that we could have some fly outs from there but it looks like...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-01-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,777
Posted By tonyjohnson
Looking forward to seeing you guys

Dan and Carl,

I look forward to seeing you both at the meeting. St Pete Air has kindly agreed to let us meet in their spaces.

Tony
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-21-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,777
Posted By tonyjohnson
Thanks

Tom,

Thanks for spreading the word. We are looking forward to working with other EAA chapters in sharing resources, knowledge and friendship.

Ron,

Thanks for the encouragement. I am a member of...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-20-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,777
Posted By tonyjohnson
New EAA chapter at Albert Whitted in St Petersburg

A new EAA Chapter is forming at the Albert Whitted airport in St Petersburg. Bill Northwall, an RV8A owner and myself are hosting a formation meeting at the office of St Pete Air at Albert Whitted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,054
Posted By tonyjohnson
parachute recommendation for RV-8 and Stearman

I am looking for parachutes that will work both in my RV8A and my Stearman.

The Stearman is used for sightseeing tours so the chutes should fit a wide variety of people.

I am sure that some of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,324
Posted By tonyjohnson
parachutes

Ron,

I might be interested if the chutes could be used both in my RV8 and my Stearman.
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-23-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By tonyjohnson
trailer

Tom,

Yes, you can tow a trailer with a U haul truck. I asked them.
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-23-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By tonyjohnson
cost

I understand that $400 might not be a bad price. That would of course just cover the transport of the fuselage. I would still have to rent a truck or trailer to haul the wings, workbench and other...
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-22-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By tonyjohnson
transport

Turbo,

Actually I thought $400 was a bit pricey since it is only 130 miles.

I found a flatbed trailer that I can borrow for the fuselage. I will have to rent a U haul trailer for the wings,...
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-22-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By tonyjohnson
U Haul

I looked at U haul trucks. It would be hard to get the plane up into the truck. I am also not sure if the width of the truck would accommodate the 6 ft 10 in outside measurements of the landing...
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-22-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By tonyjohnson
Flight testing from PIE

I took Verns advice and called the Tampa FSDO.

For those who may be interested in the issue........The FSDO did not see any reason not to fly off the test hours from PIE.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By tonyjohnson
canopy separation

It would be helpful to know how what method was used to attach the canopy and whether the separate occurred between the canopy and frame, or otherwise.
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-22-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By tonyjohnson
project transport from Sanford to Clearwater FL

I am getting ready to move my RV8A project from SFB to PIE in Clearwater.

The tail surfaces are on, but I can remove them if necessary.

I have a quote from towing company in Orlando that will...
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-22-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By tonyjohnson
PIE flight testing

I am about to move my RV8A project from SFB to PIE. I intend to do the final assembly and flight testing from PIE.

Does anyone know of any issues that would interfere with that plan? I am assuming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,452
Posted By tonyjohnson
metal shelves

Turbo,

Your new hangar looks great.

I have a similar situation with a hangar that I bught at PIE. I am considering metal cabinets and shelves as well however I am concerned about corrosion. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,774
Posted By tonyjohnson
lift

I appreciate the responses to my question.

My solution was to install an aero lift which will raise the L2 Taylorcraft up and position the RV8A under it.

I installed the lift yestarday.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,424
Posted By tonyjohnson
trimming

Rob,

some of the trimming in that area takes place when you set the travel of the elevators. Make sure you don't trim that area until you understand how that works or you might be saying four...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,491
Posted By tonyjohnson
thanks

Thanks Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,598
Posted By tonyjohnson
Which second AOA

My GRT Sport EFIS has the AOA feature.

I would also like to have a second AOA, preferably with audio.

I bought the Pro system years ago before it was owned by Advanced and have it in a box ready...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,491
Posted By tonyjohnson
fiberglass work on the canopy skirt

I did not do a good job of aligning my canopy skirt to the frame before I drilled holes in the skirt. I will need to fill the holes and redo the positioning of the skirt.

I also need to close up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,909
Posted By tonyjohnson
Hangar Flooring

I am buying a hangar. Its floor is untreated (as far as I can tell) concrete with some flaws, pits, small cracks etc. I would like to clean up the flaws and make it nice, perhaps making it a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,200
Posted By tonyjohnson
second jobs

I have a dual addiction. Sailing and flying. I started paying for the sailing addiction with a part time job in the Navy Reserve. As I got promoted, I bought bigger boats with my navy pay check. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,583
Posted By tonyjohnson
Thanks

Thanks Walt,

I think that was what I intended to get.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,583
Posted By tonyjohnson
which coax

I appreciate the input guys. It seems clear that the coax I was using is not the correct type.

So, what type do you use? 200 is a bit expensive and I have read that there are cheaper and lighter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,583
Posted By tonyjohnson
coax

I am using RG58U. It looks like that is going to change thou.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,583
Posted By tonyjohnson
connecting coax to sub D connector

Like many of you I am using coax cable as my marker beacon antenna.

I am having trouble connecting the coax cable to the sub D connector on the back of the audio panel.

I stripped off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,470
Posted By tonyjohnson
Smile congrats

Congratulaions,

We will be looking forward to your pics, perhaps even video
Forum: Painting your RV 08-02-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By tonyjohnson
Sanford

There is a place in Sanford that some of the RV guys in central Florida have used and seemed to like. I have no personal knowledge, only what I have heard from them.

Perhaps some of them wil chime...
Forum: GPS 07-28-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,865
Posted By tonyjohnson
396 connection to unswitched input

I was doing a search on this topic and came upon this thread and this particular post. I am wiring my 1/8 jack from my 396 to an unswitched input on my PMA 8000B.

The 396 output is stero. The plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,110
Posted By tonyjohnson
AOA PIREP req

Could anyone flying with the GRT Sport give a pirep on the aoa function? I checked the archives and saw a thread from sometime back about the development and initial testing. How is it working?

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,430
Posted By tonyjohnson
Jay Pratt

Woody,

Sorry to hear about your misfortune and glad to see that you are safe. Working with powerplants could be done by most A&P's or repair shops.

If you need metalwork done on your RV you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,137
Posted By tonyjohnson
very cool

Mark,

That is very cool
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-16-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,964
Posted By tonyjohnson
mounting

Most excellent video Steve,

I just bought a GoPro Hero last week and have not used it yet.

How did you mount it (them)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,224
Posted By tonyjohnson
thanks....now what music source and where located

Thanks for all those responses. I appreciate the feedback from guys who are already flying since I can only guess at this point.

It seems clear that I should install a music jack. Now the question...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,224
Posted By tonyjohnson
Should I install a music jack?

I have a PMA 8000B audio panel which has a plug on the front for music, or a phone.

There is a provision to install a remote music jack elsewhere in the cockpit. I am wondering if I should install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,756
Posted By tonyjohnson
I think you are right Pierre

Pierre,

I think you are right. I would like to be the first to fly my plane, but I will probably have someone else do it for me. I have never flown an 8A and have only flown an 8 from the back...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,772
Posted By tonyjohnson
Measurements

Low pass,

If you could post the dimensions and perhaps a pic of you stick mod that would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Edit: I found a link to a pic of low pass's stick...
Forum: GPS 07-12-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,892
Posted By tonyjohnson
ABSD ?

Would this little Garmin unit be suitable to provide ADSB out info to a Trig 22 transponder with ES?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-08-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,166
Posted By tonyjohnson
the A model

Turbo,

I am loving the look of the A model.......which is a good thing since I have spent the last several years building one. That paint job is killer.

I only see one A model, between the two tw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By tonyjohnson
welcome

Brian,

Welcome to the RV community.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,166
Posted By tonyjohnson
8A

I love the paint job on the 8A in the 3rd pic of the initial post. Whose plane is that and where does it live? I would like to know who did the design work on that paint scheme.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,166
Posted By tonyjohnson
8A

I love the paint job on the 8A. Whose plane is that and where does it live? I would like to know who did the design work on that paint scheme.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 954
Posted By tonyjohnson
Keeping your airplane near salt water

I searched for info on this topic and found a thread about building at the beach which is similar but not precisely what I am looking for.

I plant to keep my RV and my 1942 Taylorcraft in a hangar...
Forum: COMM 07-04-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By tonyjohnson
Icom

Thanks guys for the input.

Mike, I did indeed ground pin 1. I double checked that tonight. It was a good thought.

Dan, I hate this radio. I appreciate the heads up about the wires breaking, I...
Forum: COMM 07-04-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By tonyjohnson
Icom A200 lighting

There have been discussions about dimming the Icom A200 by using Pin B which is supposed to be connected to the aircraft dimming bus and will reduce the light by half.

My problem is a bit different....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,774
Posted By tonyjohnson
slick

Grumpy,

Thats pretty slick. How wide is your hangar and door?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,774
Posted By tonyjohnson
What size hangar for rv and Tcraft

I am looking at buying a hangar. In addition to my RV8A project I have a Taylorcraft L2 with a wingspan of 35.4 feet.

I am looking at a hangar that is 40 ft wide and 33 deep. It would be a T...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-15-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,938
Posted By tonyjohnson
great

Most excellent. Thanks Duane
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-15-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,938
Posted By tonyjohnson
logging EIS info thru EFIS

I am reviving this old thread instead of starting a new one on this topic.

If you are using a GRT Sport EFIS, which receives and displays information from the EIS 4000, can you download that...
Forum: COMM 03-22-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,975
Posted By tonyjohnson
grounds

Bob,

Thanks for that info. Actually, the four lAWG 18 grounds are all power grounds.

There are other signal grounds that are smaller wires.
Forum: COMM 03-22-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,975
Posted By tonyjohnson
Thanks

Thanks Walt and Jamie,

It seemed to me that AWG 18 for less than 5 feet was indeed overkill for a radio that uses 2.6 watts at most.

I just wondered if there was something I was missing. I wonder...
Forum: COMM 03-22-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,975
Posted By tonyjohnson
ICOM A200 power and ground wiring

The wiring instructions for the ICOM A200 show four connections for ground wires and two for power wires, all called out as AWG 18.

I am wondering if I can connect all four ground wires that come...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By tonyjohnson
thanks

Thanks Nick and Pierre,

I will keep the information about the lawyer in mind, you never know when you will need one, especially one with local knowledge.

We don't think the airplane is there, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By tonyjohnson
Could use some help in Mirconesia

I know this is a long shot but I will give it a try. I am assisting in an effort to solve the worlds oldest aircraft hijacking case. In 1938 the Pan Am Hawaii Clipper 4 engine flying boat departed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By tonyjohnson
thanks

Don,

Thanks for that info.

It seems then that it would take about 20 feet of RG400 cable. I can see why guys would prefer the savings in weight and cost to go with the cowl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By tonyjohnson
[QUOTE=cfiidon;593841] I used a 40 inch piece...

[QUOTE=cfiidon;593841]
I used a 40 inch piece of RG400 coax with the outer braided shield stripped. I epoxied the inner portion to the upper side of my wingtip.
[QUOTE]

Don,

Please help me...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By tonyjohnson
thats probably what I will do

Mel,

Thats probably the route that I will take. I was over thinking the issue. Thanks for helping me think it through.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By tonyjohnson
drill it out

Mel,

I can do that although the keeper hole would no longer be located in the correct place and I don't want to risk buggering up the nice new carbon fiber fronting on my panel.
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