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Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By JimWoo50
PC-680 lasted 7+ years

If it gives you peace of mind replace it. But mine lasted 2 years during construction and 7 yrs of flying and I replaced it only because I left the master switch on for a week. I now use it on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By JimWoo50
Pretty nice little museum

On the field at Wendover. IIRC itís by a big tower like thing by the fuel pumps. I stayed at the Pepper Mill hotel casino couple times very reasonable rates and nice clean place.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By JimWoo50
I thought it was ok

Been a couple years but remember it worked and I was pleased with it. I used it like paint stripper a little at a time and scraped with plastic tool.
Forum: Midwest 12-07-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By JimWoo50
Bult Field C56

Welcome. Quite a few RVs and Wednesday afternoon informal EAA Chapter 260 fly and bs session on I row and chapter meetings third Sat of the month as soon as the Covid goes away. Im a red 6 on B row....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By JimWoo50
Dawn dish soap

I just did this last week and used Dawn with water fifty-fifty mix. Seemed to work ok easy to rinse off and no worries about hurting anything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,485
Posted By JimWoo50
Wcalvert

Thanks for posting that. Good info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,042
Posted By JimWoo50
I saw it NIB also

Was interested. Pretty low thing to do but maybe heíll still make it right.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,553
Posted By JimWoo50
titanium fab plate question

Gary how is it working for you? How thick? Im getting ready to replace mine and was thinking of steel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,869
Posted By JimWoo50
Autozone 14184

Externally regulated 35a was $20 at autuzone with lifetime warranty. First one lasted 8 years and 500+. hrs and they gave me another one for nothing. Regulator was from eBay for another $15 or so...
Forum: Propellers 07-01-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,010
Posted By JimWoo50
My fp prop 160 hp stats

Today 90 degrees in Chicago with full fuel TOW approximately 1550 lbs, used at most 800ft of runway, initial climb 1200 fpm at 100 kts. At cruise I routinely throttle back to stay below 180 mph...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,905
Posted By JimWoo50
Andair locking caps

I got tired of messing with the standard caps so spent $130. at Airventure couple years ago and bought locking caps. They are very nice and require no maintenance.
Forum: Safety 03-19-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,020
Posted By JimWoo50
What about BC extinguishers?

Think I read on here that the A component in ABC extinguishers caused the corrosion and that BC extinguishers (mine is white) didn?t. For in the hangar anyway I have Halon in plane.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,081
Posted By JimWoo50
RIP Suzanne.

So sorry for your loss Tom. We?ve never met but you fabricated all my hoses and I will remember Suzanne in my prayers. God bless you.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-23-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,128
Posted By JimWoo50
I too use 386 plugs

Started with BR9-ES but wanted to ditch the adapters so switched to 386 plugs on my pmag 200 hrs or more ago. When I added second p mag I went right to 386 plugs. They are $8 for 4 of them so when I...
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,316
Posted By JimWoo50
Drones.

That?s why ads-b. FAA probably anticipating a big increase in drone traffic. Lots of traffic without eyeballs. They need a way more precise system than radar. I?m sure drones flying above say 200 ft...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By JimWoo50
Pilot armrest

I have my small extinguisher mounted on the armrest. With a towel on it; kinda comfy and easier to reach than on the front of the spar.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-27-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By JimWoo50
Thanks Larry

I should add that on my last two short flights at low idle on the ground the engine was running rough not in the misfiring kind of way but seemed that every combustion event seemed more violent and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-26-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By JimWoo50
I read that.

Not quite the same situation but still good info.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By JimWoo50
Fuel leak on shutdown

Appreciate any ideas why my ma4-spa carburetor would leak on shutdown. 534 hrs never worked on. TIA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,578
Posted By JimWoo50
Went to sw corner Green Lake Thur.

I heard approach controller sending everybody to sw corner of Green Lake Thur. am about 10:30 so I went out there and never saw another plane until Ripon. Made 27 app, turned left after landing and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By JimWoo50
GYY

Would be my choice.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,861
Posted By JimWoo50
Autolite 386 18mm plug

I have 200 or so hours on my first pmag w Autolite 386 plugs and when I added second pmag 50 hrs ago went right to that plug. Been flawless so far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By JimWoo50
Installed my second pmag last spring

starts like a car, runs leaner than before, engine runs smoother and idles smoother at lower rpm. I think I gained 5kts also. just replaced all 8 spark plugs for $16. I was using 4 ngk8 plugs on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-09-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,324
Posted By JimWoo50
Wilkerson Retreads in WV

Retreaded tires were $100. delivered to my door and they have been very good. Used Flight Special carcasses. Flipped them once. Still using original tubes from Vans and only have to add air once or...
Forum: Safety 09-05-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,650
Posted By JimWoo50
My slider wouldn?t budge

Not one inch. One of my first flights didn?t latch all the way so I slowed to 70 kts or so, tried to pull it back and slam it shut but no way. Was real loud and windy but no other bad things happened.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,888
Posted By JimWoo50
Psa trimcraft from Spruce

Installed in wingtips under lenses into fixtures. Plenty bright but didn?t seem to fit perfectly into socket, had to jam them in. But they have worked ok, no noise. But I think if I ever remove them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By JimWoo50
11am to 4pm

been my experience the above hours are most likely to be rough especially on a bright sunny day below the cumulus. Have fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,265
Posted By JimWoo50
Thanks

Lots of good advice. Have reconsidered leaving the lights on full time even though they are very small .9? diameter led. Now I?m planning on-off-on: taxi lights and wig wag or strobe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,265
Posted By JimWoo50
It?s from crazed pilot

Supposedly I can use three functions through the same switch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,265
Posted By JimWoo50
What kind of switch?

For a controller that allows wig wag, strobe, and landing uses. I would like to wire landing mode always on with master on with the other two functions selectable by toggle switch. I see Spruce has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,682
Posted By JimWoo50
Thanks

For the info. I will pass it on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,682
Posted By JimWoo50
Bradycardia?

My hangar neighbor says he has pulse rate of 45 while resting and was diagnosed with Bradycardia. He is about 60yrs and average ht and wt. I have never heard of this and always thought a low pulse...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,358
Posted By JimWoo50
I used a 1/16

Regular drill bit on a small hairline crack and it worked and it?s been 7 yrs or so.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,791
Posted By JimWoo50
Tires can be dangerous

Dear Vern, please accept my condolences and I am sorry that you had to endure such a tragedy. At the risk of being insensitive would you mind explaining how it happened?
I once worked for a trucking...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-07-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By JimWoo50
I like mine

Way better than my previous set up w transducer and steam gauge which fluctuated sometimes wildly. Still fluctuates a little but I thinks it?s normal 20-50 rpms. I have a pmag and a Slick install was...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-03-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,606
Posted By JimWoo50
Thanks

Will check again
Forum: Painting your RV 12-03-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,606
Posted By JimWoo50
Paint hardener ?

My rv6 was painted about 5 yrs ago and now needs touching up. If I remember correctly the paint used was a two part polyurethane with the trade name Genesis. I have leftover various amounts of all 3...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-14-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,865
Posted By JimWoo50
When you install the baffle

don't scrimp on the pro seal in the baffle to skin joint. One of my tanks developed a leak when I squeezed the sealant out of the joint on final assembly.

I used a small amount of fuel to test. Not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-05-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,617
Posted By JimWoo50
The fickle finger of fate

I used mine to smear proseal on a small leak in the bottom baffle seal. Was on both sides of a rib and after I cut the access holes I couldn't get anything in there by way of Popsicle sticks or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,814
Posted By JimWoo50
Not a bad idea

Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,019
Posted By JimWoo50
Tapped all my #6 and #8

Made a little jig, used Boelube or candle wax. One pass with a well lubed tap and done. Never had any problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,814
Posted By JimWoo50
Hard starting issue and my fix(?)

My carbed 0-320 without primer would never start on first attempt of the day
even when I added a pmag, and even then after only what I felt was prolonged cranking. I tried pumping throttle dUring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,787
Posted By JimWoo50
What a beautiful dog.

Awesome. Years ago one of my best friends widowed mom lived alone with a Norwegian Elkhound; to say he protected her would be putting it lightly. Smartest and most loyal dog I have ever seen. Looked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,843
Posted By JimWoo50
An aerobatic epistle by Van

Very relevant and informative. I took aerobatic dual in a Decathalon, read Vans article and my loops and rolls have been a little rough but safe. No spins though.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-23-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,954
Posted By JimWoo50
I poured fuel in them

About a gallon and a half. Left it on ends overnight, standing with aft side down leading edge up and leading edge down in the cradle. I tried to orient the tanks over about a week so the fuel would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By JimWoo50
Thanks Larry.

Maybe cya at taildragger tues. (but everyone's welcome).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By JimWoo50
Buzz box question

I have pmag and a Slick. Do I need the deluxe single mag timing light or can I use half of the more universal dual mag synchronizer to time my Slick?

Also if anyone knows part no. for o-ring...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,115
Posted By JimWoo50
Tail wheel wt

RV-6 level attitude, canopy closed, fixed pitch was 66# at the tail wheel. Total was 999#.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,572
Posted By JimWoo50
One sure way to find out.

Pour about a gallon and a half fuel in it. You can leave tank baffle side down and fuel will cover the source of most leaks. Leave in garage or outside over night. If there's a leak you will see or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,509
Posted By JimWoo50
PSA

I have the PSA nav lights and they seem bright enough for $35 apiece. But iirc it was a tight fit to install them. Probably not 1000 lumens though. For the white tail light I bought a LED bulb on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,739
Posted By JimWoo50
Sales tax on new items

All I had to pay was sales tax on new items purchased out of state excluding shipping charges and my $10 per year registration. I worked with the state on this and did take advantage of a amnesty in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,811
Posted By JimWoo50
If Scott and you are unable to get together

I can be available weekends and when it gets nicer out evenings during the week. I have not been ifr current for a long time though. But am qualified in all other respects. Based at C56- Bult Field.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,125
Posted By JimWoo50
Good idea Sam

It sure can't hurt to ask.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,125
Posted By JimWoo50
Cdl medical

I have to be examined every year to maintain my cdl. The exam is every bit as thorough as my class 3 was and includes drug test. I am hoping the FAA will recognize this fact and accept the CDL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,319
Posted By JimWoo50
Same Kat heater as Merlin

Has been perfect for 5 winters 150watts seems to be enough. Never use it unattended though except maybe for a couple minutes. Plane is in a well insulated hangar after an hour of heating at 30 deg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,656
Posted By JimWoo50
I'm reweighing now.

Very timely for you to start this thread as I am now reweighing my 0-320 powered fixed pitch prop 6 for the first time since being painted. To answer one of your questions IMO it would be...
Forum: Safety 11-03-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,086
Posted By JimWoo50
Great. Thanks

Should be required reading for all pilots.
Forum: Safety 11-02-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,502
Posted By JimWoo50
One of my first flights

I took off with my sliding canopy closed but unlatched. When I finally noticed it due to the increased noise and wind I slowed to 80mph and tried to pull it open slightly and latch it. I could not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,709
Posted By JimWoo50
Preheat

Helps a lot. My plane is hangared in the Chicago area. Sometimes it's pretty cold in the hangar so I use a 150watt stick on sump heater for an hour or so and the pc680 has started it easily every...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,860
Posted By JimWoo50
31C-12-P03

What does the p-03 stand for? There are 3 listings for the 31C-12 all with different p numbers in the ACS catalog and I would like to order the correct part to facilitate the install of my 2nd p-mag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,768
Posted By JimWoo50
Also

It probably won't fit perfectly uniformly in the hole. Mine has a small gap of 1/8" varying width around the diameter of the hole. I tried to make the filter housing airtight so as to maintaining...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,768
Posted By JimWoo50
I think you're on the right track

I don't remember having to trim for length though. You will trim the top rubber part of the filter so it nests against the accelerator pump. Don't cut all the way through. Cover edges w proseal. Yes...
Forum: COMM 09-18-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,674
Posted By JimWoo50
I've done it twice. Doh!

To my comm Antenna. Not while flying though I was doing something under the panel and broke off the BNC connector which is behind pilot side right rudder pedal by about 3 inches with my clumsy feet...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-17-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,608
Posted By JimWoo50
Any documents required?

Besides what I am legally required to have. Logbooks? Proof of ins.?
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