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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Thank you for your update from Barrett. The...

Thank you for your update from Barrett. The numbers were from the FAA
but the number of experimental engines remain the same at 77.

I also am waiting for the AMOC to be approved before I remove...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Yep your correct Mel. I really donít keep up with...

Yep your correct Mel. I really donít keep up with all the models. I knew the 172 xp had bigger engines.

But the sum of the findings. All were in training environments. All were Lycoming
Engines.
I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Dont know if all these reported engine problems...

Dont know if all these reported engine problems are on engines by superior or Lycoming with the German crankshafts.

I am waiting. The AD according to Justin does not effect experimental aircraft so...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Just had the pleasure of talking to Justin Carter...

Just had the pleasure of talking to Justin Carter FAA engineering who would be one of the folks issuing the AMOC

He stated the AMOC request does not come directly to him first it goes to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I am curious to date how many failure here and...

I am curious
to date how many failure here and overseas have there been.
We only have heard about the 3
One in 2014 and two I believe in 2017
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Weíre only talking about 3 thousands of a grind...

Weíre only talking about 3 thousands of a grind to get rid of the coating and then a nitrate recoating
I really donít think it is a problem.

1 the crank will be inspected for fatigue cracks
2 it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Cankshaft

Bill Ross got back to me finally to day and a policed for the delayed response.
He stated his boss said they feel no reason the AMOC will not be approve
I am to call him on a direct line Monday...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I check with Aircraft Specialities and as of...

I check with Aircraft Specialities and as of today 3/12 they have heard nothing and still can not accept and crankshafts until the AMOC is approved.
No return calls from Superior
Jack
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I am still waiting. If I donít hear something is...

I am still waiting.
If I donít hear something is a week it might be a good idea to consult an attorney
I am bothered by no response from Bill Ross.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I called Bill Ross and he stated his boss said...

I called Bill Ross and he stated his boss said the AMOC was a sure thing
Then Bill said to let him know when we would be ready to send the crankshaft
But I stated I wanted in writing that the AMIC...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-08-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
In an effort to keep our RV community updated I...

In an effort to keep our RV community updated I had another call with Superior Air Parts.
I mentioned it has been almost 2 weeks since I last talked to Bill Ross
I mentioned that we had found out no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Talked to the AOPA and here is what they...

Talked to the AOPA and here is what they stated
Jack,

AOPA has been working with Superior Air Parts and the FAA on an AMOC. However, itís been going a little slower than anticipated. Much of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Having talked to Bilk Ross even yesterday...

Having talked to Bilk Ross even yesterday 1/26
They are still waiting on the FAA

If I had an engine in the crate I would send it back and have it reworked !

I called the AOPA and the AD is not on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
No update

Fellow RVerís
I am like some on the board waiting to hear something positive from Superior
Air Parts on the AMOC

I am down to the 25 hours of the AD and am hoping that something transpires soon....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-17-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,659
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Make sure all the eyelets in the hinges are not...

Make sure all the eyelets in the hinges are not crooked. It will make the process very difficult I tapered the pins almost 3/8 of an inch and made sure that the tip was a nice smooth round ball...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Yes I talked with Bill Ross again at Superior on...

Yes I talked with Bill Ross again at Superior on the 15th. They had another meeting with the FAA and he is very hopeful to have a resolution this coming week.

He said it is working out the details....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I talked with Bill Ross at Superior on Tuesday...

I talked with Bill Ross at Superior on Tuesday this week and after he verified my
Crankshaft. He was very cordial and took about 30 minutes talking and answering my questions

He stated that Superior...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Martin I know your pain. In the same boat but I...

Martin I know your pain. In the same boat but I had to pull 2 cylinders because one of the pull rivets on the snorkel decided to break off and goirged two cylinders.
That problem with the snorkel...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 08-14-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,063
Posted By Smilin' Jack
To busy

Allen,
We are so sorry about your wife. Unfortunately it seems like we have had our heads buried in projects and have not even been on the forum hardly at all in 4 months

Our condolences to you,...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-13-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,472
Posted By Smilin' Jack
So sorry but had to make an observation Yes...

So sorry but had to make an observation
Yes there are multiengine jets that can accelerate
And take off on one engine. Been proven.
But the practically side is the available runway has to be over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Angel flight East does in fact allow experimental...

Angel flight East does in fact allow experimental aircraft. I have flow many Angel flights for Bernadetta out of PDK. Yes you have to have an instrument rating and the plane rated for IFR.
I use my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By Smilin' Jack
IFR at 9500? VFR on top? Just wondering.

IFR at 9500? VFR on top?
Just wondering.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,194
Posted By Smilin' Jack
And you just got over telling her not to run in...

And you just got over telling her not to run in the house.
Time flies and life is a vapor. Thank you Doug and Audrey for being part of our lives over the last 10 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Check and make sure you are using all the ground...

Check and make sure you are using all the ground leads on the EMS.
Likewise check the shields on your audio cables.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,929
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Too bad the airports are shut down. It has...

Too bad the airports are shut down. It has nothing to do with aircraft flying. Why put the General Aviation aircraft in the position that it has to be punished because of the virus.

I pray this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,959
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Just beautiful,, no other way to put it. Nice job.

Just beautiful,, no other way to put it.
Nice job.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Oh forgot. Proseal comes in various times. 30,...

Oh forgot. Proseal comes in various times. 30, 1 hour and 2 hour set time.
If you have all the pieces clean 30 minutes should be enough to do both sending units.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Smilin' Jack
When I replaced the cork with proseal on my...

When I replaced the cork with proseal on my sending units I don't think I used 2 oz total for both sides. just enough to coat both surfaces and put a dab on all the screw heads. The cork did not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,858
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Hey Paul your correct and mine was a Superior kit...

Hey Paul your correct and mine was a Superior kit engine they call them, sold by Superior to JJ Air Parts then to my engine builder. Where he has the option to modify cylinders, have the engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,858
Posted By Smilin' Jack
AD superior IO360

Got the news back from Superior that my engines crankshaft is one of the serial numbers listed

They are compiling a list of owners that have called and will notify us when they, Superior, and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,774
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I too have a moderate to sever hearing loss but...

I too have a moderate to sever hearing loss but fortunately 27 years ago I was aquainted with Audina Hearing Instruments and have made from scratch in the ear hearing aids but the technology has pass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,688
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Been using Dresser monster tires and tubes. They...

Been using Dresser monster tires and tubes. They wear like iron and have not had a problem. Only complaint. The tubes are about same price as the tires
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Smilin' Jack
So cool less we forget

So cool less we forget
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,730
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Your a blessing to those and I am sure you are...

Your a blessing to those and I am sure you are getting blessed also.

Thank you for helping out our brothers and sisters in the Bahama?s
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 73
CHT
Views: 13,885
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I would check the mags with the power up and see...

I would check the mags with the power up and see if there is a roughness
Swap your EGT probes. See if it moves
Check your lower No 4 spark plug see if it is firing or fouled with lead if Fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,999
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I was told by the atlanta FSDO that if a fellow...

I was told by the atlanta FSDO that if a fellow had a tailwheel endorsement and the CFI did not charge for compensation that,I a CFI,could let a pilot fly my aircraft RV7,without an LODA, to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,963
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Brian, Great news buddy, if I had been around...

Brian, Great news buddy, if I had been around would have given you a place to stay but was up in Ohio with Anita. Our Dazzle flew great

Like always. You give Kris a big hug and enjoy Aurora again...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,211
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Stephen, Just wondering what does you IO390 TAS...

Stephen,
Just wondering what does you IO390 TAS at.. What altitude.

What exactly were you points could not quite make them out.

what was your altitude over the rockies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,496
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Or love the folks that can not turn their...

Or love the folks that can not turn their aircraft on a taxiway and will blow the gravel and loose stones all over your plane. Gee just 10 degrees makes a big difference. My tail wheel I swing it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Smilin' Jack
We sure will visit you Jerry in St Simmons. We...

We sure will visit you Jerry in St Simmons.
We love Barbara Jeans.

Thanks old buddy
Jack
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Wow thanks for all the wishes, yes the decision...

Wow thanks for all the wishes, yes the decision was made for me anlittle earlier than I wished but every thing is good. Now to wait for the wife’s retirement then we will see where the wind blows is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Jan 15, 2019

A new day in my life as the corporate flight department that I have worked for 29 years is closing. Forcing Retirement.

Well at 68 to be 69 later this year we continue to do pilot service, help...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,170
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Bought mine from Stein Air and could not be...

Bought mine from Stein Air and could not be happier.

They close when they are suppose to and open wide when they are well needed.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,549
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Make sure your not accidently hitting the hinge...

Make sure your not accidently hitting the hinge as the squeezer is pulling tight.
I did not read all the post so forgive me if I have repeated a post.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-19-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 37,715
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Wow what a nice blessing Nice encouragement to...

Wow what a nice blessing

Nice encouragement to get it done
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,588
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Have to agree with the last post about the tire...

Have to agree with the last post about the tire wear.
Probably not an issue. I log all my landing so have a good idea what wear I am getting on the tires

Fuel smell could be a lot of things. Pull...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,920
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Paul, I am sorry, Did not mean to take it on a...

Paul,
I am sorry,
Did not mean to take it on a different course. I will bow out of this one. My wife and I were the greeters for the last 3 years at homebuilt camping and we have heard from a lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,920
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Your missing my point. First the notam says...

Your missing my point.

First the notam says nothing about twins or single engine at 2300 feet on the Fisk arrival.
Here it is:

Approaching Ripon
Ensure lights are on within 30 miles of
OSH.
...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,920
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Hey Old Buddy John, I look at it like an...

Hey Old Buddy John,
I look at it like an approach. As you know old buddy I have flown about 75 different makes and models as well as several jet type ratings.

PC12's , Citations 500, Challengers...
Forum: Safety 11-19-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 846
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Aeroquip 491 fittings

Today at Jasper we had a fellow start a take off departure and then his engine quit.

The Aeroquip 491 fitting on the input to the red cube came apart. The hose came out of the fitting. This has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,991
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I use a quarter inch long extension with a socket...

I use a quarter inch long extension with a socket handle to go thru the hole in the wheel pant to unscrew the air cap.

then I use Cleaveland Valve Stem Inflation tool to inflate the tire. It has a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,920
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Oshkosh Arrival,

Paul,
I do disagree a bit with some of the attitude of not utilizing the higher arrival if your capable of doing the 135 kts. The last two years I utilized the higher altitude and only had a joyful...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,087
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I am late in the post but I do follow what the...

I am late in the post but I do follow what the FCC states as they not the FAA would do the violation.

As far as using Experimental at a control tower I was told by the FAA center Atlanta and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,897
Posted By Smilin' Jack
VETE76 made a subtle comment on his...

VETE76 made a subtle comment on his post.

Recaps.
I use Dresser Monster Retreads and 40 PSI after 200 hours the tires look almost new.

Being a corporate pilot our mechanic would never use recaps...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,444
Posted By Smilin' Jack
On the RV7 you will want to make sure it has the...

On the RV7 you will want to make sure it has the last style rudder.
if not the builder will have to order it.

See how many Ad's and SB and letters have been complied with in later kits.

Jack
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Take the EAA Sheet metal course, it is offered...

Take the EAA Sheet metal course, it is offered all over the country.

You will be able to ask the instructors question during the class and after.

One of their good instructors is Ed McGowen and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,146
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Check the degrees of travel recommended by...

Check the degrees of travel recommended by Vans.
I know my Rudder misses the Elevators only by about 3/4 inch
Which after 450 hours has not been an issue.

Make sure the rudder is not hitting the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Smoke system

Well today I tore into the smoke system to find out why it has stopped working.

After not using it for a year. the injectors were all plugged up. That will go on the annual list along with my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By Smilin' Jack
A lot of folks are extending or fiberglassing the...

A lot of folks are extending or fiberglassing the canapy side skins so they fit over the longerons it keeps the air out and makes it more rain proof

I took two blanks of sheet alu and matched...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,501
Posted By Smilin' Jack
IO360 hotbstart

Ibhad my share of problems starting after a lot of stuff trials and errors installed a slick start.

She starts every time hot or cold

Alot of folks have Ideas but putting enough spark on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,789
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I believe it was incorrect that the 12 in letter...

I believe it was incorrect that the 12 in letter requirement is an FAA rule.
I do believe it is an ICAO rule for member nations.
and thus an FAA rule.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,590
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Hartzell blended Airfoil

As stated Hartzell recommends a 500 hour overhaul if you do acrobatics with the aircraft. Although not reuired by any AD it isnecessary and expensive. Just went through it and at 2300
Dollars it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I too have the red cube. And had difficulties...

I too have the red cube. And had difficulties starting with a warm engine.
I bit the bullet and put on a slick start which is not an option for you since you dont gave mags and never have had...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,191
Posted By Smilin' Jack
My wife and I went there in 2015 had a great...

My wife and I went there in 2015 had a great time. On the south
End of Elbow Cay there is a long beach where you can walk out 300 or so feet in about 3 foot of water. Great snorkeling area

We...
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