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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 518
Posted By jneves
I picked up the K&P Engineering filter, it's the...

I picked up the K&P Engineering filter, it's the less expensive non-aviation version of the Challenger filter. Just installed in 2 weeks ago, so I have another 2 months before I'm due to an oil...
Forum: Flight Testing Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By jneves
Not being a builder I can't comment on how long...

Not being a builder I can't comment on how long is enough for comfort. Knowing where you are, I think if you climb up to 8/9K feet you can glide to 1 or more airports in the area on your way to the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-27-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By jneves
Over the shoulder for sure. Make sure you get...

Over the shoulder for sure. Make sure you get the field of view set to cover the panel. Point the camera down so you don't get glare from the sun through the front or sides. Depending your...
Forum: Reviews 06-24-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By jneves
David, how well does the "tie" work, does it stay...

David, how well does the "tie" work, does it stay secure? Reason I ask is I picked up a pair of FlyingEyes and as much as I love the comfort of them, especially flying under the headset, they are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,040
Posted By jneves
The hammer type are very prone to not getting a...

The hammer type are very prone to not getting a solid crimp. The best low cost options are one of these from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By jneves
I wouldn't give up just yet. Call the G3X...

I wouldn't give up just yet. Call the G3X support and ask the question. I'm sure you can buy spares. there's always the "I lost my rack and wiring kit" path to take.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By jneves
Where in FL? I have an A&P I used to pre-buy a...

Where in FL? I have an A&P I used to pre-buy a -6A, he is based out of KPIE, in Tampa.
Forum: California 06-13-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By jneves
Enjoy the Bay Area Dan, it's a beautiful area to...

Enjoy the Bay Area Dan, it's a beautiful area to fly, from the ocean views to the mountains and everything in between.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-07-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By jneves
I am almost 100% sure I have one, just need to...

I am almost 100% sure I have one, just need to locate the box it is in the garage. Just across the bay from you in Livermore. Let me check later today and get back to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By jneves
My induction sleeve slips over easily even if the...

My induction sleeve slips over easily even if the cowl is all the way on. There is about a 3/4" gap between the cowl ring and the intake cone. I have a 6A so my cowl is much more difficult to get...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By jneves
Scott, I have a -6A completed in 2000. How does...

Scott, I have a -6A completed in 2000. How does one tell which VS and rudder was used? Not that I plan to change anything, just curious.
Forum: California 05-20-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By jneves
Good luck on the purchase Vas. Where will you be...

Good luck on the purchase Vas. Where will you be calling home base for the RV-10?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,876
Posted By jneves
Mine arrived in about a week or so, didnt take...

Mine arrived in about a week or so, didnt take long at all.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By jneves
My personal opinion, this is not a place to save...

My personal opinion, this is not a place to save a few bucks. The life blood of our engines should not be sacrificed. IMHO
Forum: California 05-19-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By jneves
Although I haven't had anything done by Lee, I...

Although I haven't had anything done by Lee, I have been told he's a go to A&P for EAB. the few times I flew in Rio Vista there were a few RVs parked outside his hanger.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,876
Posted By jneves
MY K&P arrived this week, very impressive looking...

MY K&P arrived this week, very impressive looking assembly. Looking forward to the next oil change to get it on and then the following one to see ease of cleaning and inspecting the filter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,352
Posted By jneves
One more thing to add, if it's bumpy turn off...

One more thing to add, if it's bumpy turn off your autopilot, hand fly and don't fight the bumps. This makes for a slightly better flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,352
Posted By jneves
Agreed. Altitude will usually get you out of the...

Agreed. Altitude will usually get you out of the bumps, or at least in California. I'll often take trips from the SF Bay Area to Southern California. There are days that 5500 is a great altitude...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,797
Posted By jneves
Who have you has quote you a policy? Have you...

Who have you has quote you a policy? Have you tried AOPA, EAA, I've had the best luck having them run to various underwriters and come back with the best option.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By jneves
As the other stated, Blackstone all the way. I...

As the other stated, Blackstone all the way. I do like that you can call them up and speak with the lab tech that summarized your sample. Sometimes they will revisit their statement after a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By jneves
I have 2 G5's, GFC500 and 430W. What is the...

I have 2 G5's, GFC500 and 430W. What is the correct location to pull the audio alerts from? My review of the documents says it's the GFC that provides audio alerts, just wanted to confirm.
Forum: Reviews 05-06-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,735
Posted By jneves
When in doubt check Amazon before ACS, usually a...

When in doubt check Amazon before ACS, usually a couple bucks cheaper, free shipping and arrives in just a couple days. Not the cheapest option, but a trusted source for in-stock and quick shipping.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-06-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,555
Posted By jneves
Bill, very well presented. I'm a future customer...

Bill, very well presented. I'm a future customer for sure when the time comes to swap out the old mags for electronic ignition and the panel upgrade! Welcome advance for us EAB folks.
Forum: Safety 04-28-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,747
Posted By jneves
Just put together a DIY O2 system for about $200....

Just put together a DIY O2 system for about $200. Used the Nuvšlsa low flow (Pediatric) regulator - $50 plus a 5 pack of comfort soft canals $8 from Amazon and a M9 bottle $140 + shipping, from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By jneves
Speaking based on the planes I have worked offers...

Speaking based on the planes I have worked offers on most have sold for asking +/- $5K, unless the asking price was out of line, which most have not been.

If you want some actual numbers post the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By jneves
I've been closely watching the 7, 6 and 9 market...

I've been closely watching the 7, 6 and 9 market for the past 8 months. Working to help a good friend find a RV to give him his own long term grin.

From what I have seen, similar to what is stated...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By jneves
Search Youtube for Mike B's webinar on valves and...

Search Youtube for Mike B's webinar on valves and another on cylinders. LOTS of great info, as long as you can stand the slow pace in his talks. From your photos, all looks good, but as other have...
Forum: California 04-27-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By jneves
Yes there is transient parking

I'm local and have flown into STK a lot for lunch during my training. There is transient parking right next to the Commercial terminal building. It's worth a call to the airport manager to confirm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,876
Posted By jneves
After reading this the return on investment is...

After reading this the return on investment is quick enough to make the purchase. I change my oil every 25 hours and fly about 140 hours a year. The convenience is a huge factor as well! Glad that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By jneves
Couldn't agree more, VFR you can live without,...

Couldn't agree more, VFR you can live without, IFR I would not try and make due without the sub panels.
I have a hanger neighbor that installed all the subs except the 3 knob baro, heading, alt one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,826
Posted By jneves
Saw this and almost every video Mike/Savvy has on...

Saw this and almost every video Mike/Savvy has on YouTube. I'm a big advocate of learning all you can from people who know best. Mike B is a blessing to us in the EAB community. As much as he...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By jneves
VERY interested in the same thing

VERY interested in the same thing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By jneves
Another vote for the iPad, was running a mini 4...

Another vote for the iPad, was running a mini 4 for a few years. I've had the Pro as well but the large size was a bit much for the RV-6 and not really needed. I'll admit no tablet is as bright and...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-12-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By jneves
Yes you need the checks every 24 months. Also...

Yes you need the checks every 24 months. Also review CFR 91.205 for IFR equipment list requirements. Check those 2 boxes with updated GPS data base and you are good to go.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By jneves
Kroger Shade is a must and worth every penny. I...

Kroger Shade is a must and worth every penny. I picked up 2 squares of static window tint from Sporty's, they work great to add some additional blocked light protection and can be moved around the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By jneves
To my knowledge the Echo will not link up with...

To my knowledge the Echo will not link up with the Flightstream. Garmin doesn't even allow their GAD39 to send ADSB to the Flightstream or to the 430 for that matter.

If you want ADS-B data to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By jneves
Good to know Keith, thank you and everyone else...

Good to know Keith, thank you and everyone else who chimed in. Looks like I'll be ordering very soon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By jneves
NOTED, thank you very much for the feedback!

NOTED, thank you very much for the feedback!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By jneves
I'm curious how the sliding resistance feels on...

I'm curious how the sliding resistance feels on the assist? Is it close to a standard throttle with out Vernier? I currently have the huge handle (start shaped) push button Vernier and there is so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By jneves
I happen to be doing the same homework right now....

I happen to be doing the same homework right now. Anyone have experience with the Vernier Assist? Really looks like the perfect fit for fine control and quick shifts in power.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By jneves
Got your message Justin, I appreciate all the...

Got your message Justin, I appreciate all the great support from you and the Garmin support team. I need to get my hands on a PC (Mac only for about 12 years now). Should be able to run the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By jneves
Garmin support said the same thing, but asked...

Garmin support said the same thing, but asked that I attempt to roll back the software to an older version they provided to see if the GAD would come back online. If it does, then they said to...
Forum: RV-4 03-31-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By jneves
I have a 200HP and see in the upper teens...

I have a 200HP and see in the upper teens 17-19GPH at take off regularly.

Do you have a fuel pressure gauge as well, if so what is that reading?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By jneves
Sure thing, I will head down to the plane this...

Sure thing, I will head down to the plane this afternoon and go through the configure screens and get a video and pics.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By jneves
All the other units were updated except the 29,...

All the other units were updated except the 29, which went from having a software version to nothing showing.

Waiting for a reply here or from an email I sent them as well.
Forum: California 03-30-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By jneves
SF Bay Area RV Tailwheel CFI

Looking for an RV CFI with tailwheel time in a 6, 7 or 9 in/around the SF Bay Area. Anyone have any tips/referrals?

TIA
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-29-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By jneves
So I went into both the G5 and 430 configuration...

So I went into both the G5 and 430 configuration pages. The GAD29 has a green check next to it but no software version listed. I check the configurations and they were set slightly different but...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-28-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By jneves
A little info on engine and if you are looking at...

A little info on engine and if you are looking at FP or CS would help. Also are you looking for climb or cruise performance?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,786
Posted By jneves
Same minus the MMO in the fuel. Can someone...

Same minus the MMO in the fuel. Can someone enlighten me on the use of MMO in fuel?
Forum: California 03-22-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By jneves
Agreed and don't confuse TSP with the glider...

Agreed and don't confuse TSP with the glider airport next to it, L94. Please dont ask why I made this comment....:(
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By jneves
Keiths comment above describe the process. ...

Keiths comment above describe the process. fiddle with the gear until she comes out, same with getting the new one in place. My died at 550 hours, replace with one from a Crown Vic as well and now...
Forum: Tools 03-15-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By jneves
I've gone through a few over the past 15 years. ...

I've gone through a few over the past 15 years. I know this sounds off, but I love the butane iron by Dremel, tips are solid, heats up very fast and also allows for other tips to be used as a torch,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,805
Posted By jneves
This method works, but you can also just make a...

This method works, but you can also just make a log entry that actual time = Hobbs minus XXXX. Same outcome in both scenarios a quick calc is needed. I did this on the last plane after a few hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,447
Posted By jneves
Purchased an old Dynon D100 and other goodies...

Purchased an old Dynon D100 and other goodies from them for the last plane. All worked and looked as advertised. They seem like a stand up company.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By jneves
It's been a while since I worked with batteries...

It's been a while since I worked with batteries (RV and marine electrical systems was my thing for years). If I recall when a multi battery bank is connected in parallel the batteries will only take...
Forum: Polishing your RV 03-08-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By jneves
question to you all that have wrapped your...

question to you all that have wrapped your planes. How does the wrap hold up around the rivets? do they bubble up over time?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By jneves
I'm not an A&P, but have done a lot of research...

I'm not an A&P, but have done a lot of research and do my own borescope and compression checks every time I change oil. From all the photos of valves I've collected showing both the good and bad...
Forum: Safety 03-04-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By jneves
Agreed and confirmed this with a few folks, local...

Agreed and confirmed this with a few folks, local FSDO as well. I'm working on adjusting my gross weight (Please dont flame me I've read all the threads and know how people view this topic). I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,320
Posted By jneves
Not sure the brand, but I can tell you my starter...

Not sure the brand, but I can tell you my starter solenoid looks identical, same jumper to the main terminal as well as the diode for suppression. The post above from Bill is a good test to tell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,762
Posted By jneves
Only light I have is for the fuel pump as well,...

Only light I have is for the fuel pump as well, nothing else and nothing in any form on an EFIS.

Question for all, what annunciator lights do you all have, EFIS or not?
Forum: Fiberglass 03-01-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By jneves
Looks like the layer may have been sanded through...

Looks like the layer may have been sanded through too far and possibly some moisture got between and cracked at the edges. I'd suggest grinding them area away and using a scarf joint feathered out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By jneves
Thank you Steve, I'll check the configuration...

Thank you Steve, I'll check the configuration tomorrow. Not sure how the wiring could be the issue since I flew an IFR flight in the AM, updated the G5 software right after (first saw the message at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By jneves
G5 Software Update - ARINC Issues Now

This weekend I updated my 2 Garmin G5s to the latest software, both took the update and booted up fine. Not I get a warning message on my 430W saying it's "not receiving input data on the 429...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By jneves
I had a similar issue, I was able to talk the...

I had a similar issue, I was able to talk the underwriter through the similarities as well as advise they could call Vans, after 24 hours of them "reviewing" I got the OK and they agreed a 6, 7, 7A,...
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