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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By JCSmith
Hmm... Ok, thanks.

Hmm... Ok, thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By JCSmith
Thanks Ralph. I did find all 3 connections a bit...

Thanks Ralph. I did find all 3 connections a bit loose at the instruments. I also checked the line running back to the static ports and had a 250 ft/min loss there. The two connections at the ďTĒ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By JCSmith
Thanks Tim, the hand pump sounds like it would be...

Thanks Tim, the hand pump sounds like it would be easier to use than the syringe setup I have. I was finally able to get under the panel and after sealing the loose connections on the backs of all 3...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By JCSmith
Thanks Vic, Iíll try splitting it in half and...

Thanks Vic, Iíll try splitting it in half and checking it that way. Yes, the autopilot has always worked fine. Great article by the way!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By JCSmith
Static leak question

After leak testing my static system, I find a loss of 400 ft in one minute. Ok, Iíve been searching for the leak. I just read a good article by Vic Syracuse, and I thought I was on board right up...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-22-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,279
Posted By JCSmith
That will be my next step, thanks Tim!

That will be my next step, thanks Tim!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-21-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,279
Posted By JCSmith
Hey Avro... I tried your advice... wierd... Set...

Hey Avro... I tried your advice... wierd...
Set up straight and level, autopilot on, and both outside air vents closed.
Opened up both vents and autopilot slowly pushed the nose down and started...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,279
Posted By JCSmith
Smile Sounds like a good place for me to start. Thanks...

Sounds like a good place for me to start. Thanks Avro!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,279
Posted By JCSmith
Something similar...

If you donít mind, Iíd really like to jump your post with a question of my own...
Iím having a similar issue, but my 6A indicated airspeed is reading around 7 kts FAST compared to an 8A and a F1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By JCSmith
Thanks for the info!

Easy enough decision now, going to stick with what I have now.
Thanks for the info!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By JCSmith
Yea, it was the prop governor I was considering...

Yea, it was the prop governor I was considering may be an issue. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By JCSmith
IO-360 C1E6

Has anyone changed out their O-360 to a Lyc IO-360 C1E6 engine in their RV-6A? If so, did you have to modify your cowling to make it fit?
Forum: Southeast 08-19-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By JCSmith
Best wishes

Kenosha will miss you John! Good luck in your search.
Jim
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-28-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,259
Posted By JCSmith
It looked fantastic, great job all!

It looked fantastic, great job all!
Forum: GPS 06-09-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By JCSmith
GPS antenna

I only ask because I could see myself doing this... after making the changes to the antenna, are you moving out of the hangar to perform the test where the antenna could actually see the satellites?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,237
Posted By JCSmith
I?m glad I stayed with WingX

I?m glad I stayed with WingX
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By JCSmith
Compressed air is different from ?oxygen?

Be careful with thinking you can fill your O2 tank at a scuba store. As a scuba diver, I know that we use compressed air in our tanks, not oxygen. There is a big difference between oxygen and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,088
Posted By JCSmith
Congrats Anthony

From one Kenosha pilot to another, congratulations Anthony! Welcome to the club!
Forum: Autopilots 10-25-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,690
Posted By JCSmith
Course offset

It sounds like it may be an issue with the GPS not the autopilot. Check your GPS to see if it is set up to utilize the offset navigation feature. This feature can set up a parallel track course...
Forum: ADS-B 09-09-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,335
Posted By JCSmith
Hi Martin. I had the same question and asked on...

Hi Martin.
I had the same question and asked on the public performance report site. They advised to "pick one of the choices on the list that was close to my set-up, then list my actual equipment...
Forum: ADS-B 08-27-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,085
Posted By JCSmith
Just finished install

I just installed the Echo UAT and the SkyFyx gps in my 6A. Super easy install due to tiny size. Works nice with my iPad and Wing-X, no glass in the panel to hook it up to yet but the directions are...
Forum: GPS 11-28-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,434
Posted By JCSmith
Great Price!

Great price for an additional year subscription. Regular price is $75.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 118,466
Posted By JCSmith
RV-6A, 470hrs since 2004, no cracks. None...

RV-6A, 470hrs since 2004, no cracks. None expected with the half rib stiffener already riveted to the other side of that bracket. :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,565
Posted By JCSmith
7 hours back in the 70's.

7 hours back in the 70's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,608
Posted By JCSmith
Looks great

Nice tight formation. Good job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,773
Posted By JCSmith
Error message

I went with "aviation W and B calculator" and had an error message issue also. It was asking for momentum in lbs/1000, and is was entering the arm in inches. Worked much better when I gave the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,773
Posted By JCSmith
Thanks

Thanks for the responses, these sound good!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,773
Posted By JCSmith
I'll take a look at those, thanks!

I'll take a look at those, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,773
Posted By JCSmith
Ipad weight and balance calculator

Would like to ask if anyone is using an iPad app for weight and balance calculations for an RV-6A? If so which one(s) works best.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,479
Posted By JCSmith
Nose gear SB

Hi Gerry. Can I ask how the actual SB project work went and what issues you ran into?
Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,824
Posted By JCSmith
Definitely a safety issue

Happens all the time at our airport here in the southeast corner of Wisconsin. You can talk to these people till you're blue in the face and it does no good. Many times the adult allowing the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 111,711
Posted By JCSmith
Updated request for checklist

I should have included my e-mail address.
My apologies.
Thanks,
Jim
jcsmith102102@gmail.com
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 111,711
Posted By JCSmith
Inspection checklist

Hi Brian. Seems to be a popular choice. When you have a minute, I would appreciate a copy of your checklist. Thank you!
Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,069
Posted By JCSmith
Stay away from straps

While this may stir up the whole debate about touching someone else's aircraft, I'd like to share a quick story. While driving down the ramp on an exceptionally windy day, I noticed a Cessna 172...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-07-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,980
Posted By JCSmith
Oh No!

Great photos! . . . But what the heck is all that white stuff?
I am SOO not ready for winter. I'm hoping for a couple more months of nice cool fall air to fly in before having to deal with snow...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-07-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,704
Posted By JCSmith
Thanks for the story!

Hey Bob, thanks for the story.
Wow, it sounds like you have a pretty good handle on your aircraft and it's performance. I'm not sure I'm familiar enough yet, with my new plane to be trusting the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-04-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,704
Posted By JCSmith
I didn't mean to start an argument, but I really...

I didn't mean to start an argument, but I really enjoyed sitting back and watching. :D Anyways, thanks all, I feel better about the slip now. I've also just completed my transition training. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-30-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,704
Posted By JCSmith
Slipping an RV-6A on final

Hi all! I've noticed how nicely my RV-6A loses altitude in a slip on final. But I only use about 1/2 rudder / aileron since I'm not sure about using full cross controls. Any slipping advice out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By JCSmith
Thanks for the responses. I'll look into the...

Thanks for the responses. I'll look into the cover idea. Also, I'll see if we can get her a little farther forward. I can also try the cushion, but I think raising her up will compound the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By JCSmith
6A & 7A main gear mounting structures

A question for all those flying 6a's and 7a's:
My wife is very uncomfortable with her right calf on top of the main gear mounting structure. Has anyone experienced this problem and is there some mod...
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