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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 171,056
Posted By JAT
Photo 1...A prop spinner factory?!?!?

Photo 1...A prop spinner factory?!?!?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-18-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,279
Posted By JAT
Katie, I will second Bobby's suggestion. Adel...

Katie,

I will second Bobby's suggestion. Adel clamps are an excellent solution...just look at the one at the bottom of the picture. Bring that one higher and rotate it 90 degrees, then bolt the...
Forum: Propellers 01-26-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,289
Posted By JAT
Prince Prop

I have one for sale...call 970-769-2004. Very low time and like new condition!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,589
Posted By JAT
If you look at an old engine shaft you will see a...

If you look at an old engine shaft you will see a conical depression machined into its end. The rubber cone on this tool fit into the depression. The fellows are correct...RPM could be measured...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-09-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,062
Posted By JAT
I used to post a plea every year before Christmas...

I used to post a plea every year before Christmas for all RVers to give themselves and their families the best Christmas present ever...an instrument rating. Not so you could start flying in IMC,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-17-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,214
Posted By JAT
Larry, We live in Durango and have taken guests...

Larry,

We live in Durango and have taken guests to Chimney Rock several times. The guides there have pointed out a trail that goes directly from there to the Salmon Ruins. You can barely make out...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-16-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,216
Posted By JAT
I pointed out the old telephone switchboard...

I pointed out the old telephone switchboard behind the lobby desk to my wife and the clerk pointed to the picture on top of it. He said it was the owner's mother. She was working at the very same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,055
Posted By JAT
Hank, I think the problem may be helped by...

Hank,

I think the problem may be helped by adding enough hinge, so the gap is shortened. My hinge gap between the two sides is only three hinge loops and I don't have any problem with getting both...
Forum: Tools 03-12-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,102
Posted By JAT
Doug, You'll be the envy of the neighborhood...

Doug,

You'll be the envy of the neighborhood with your new (old) riding mower. I still have my old Montgomery Ward (Monkey Ward) battery charger and it works great! I have also kept a non-working...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-17-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,888
Posted By JAT
Andy, If you are turning your tires around to...

Andy,

If you are turning your tires around to use all the tread, just mark the position of the valve stem on the tire and put it back on in the same clock position. If you have felt some vibration...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,912
Posted By JAT
Scroll, I ended up with a couple of stick grips,...

Scroll,

I ended up with a couple of stick grips, one old style with wires hanging out of the bottom (T-Bird or Hog) and one from an F-15 A or B (canon Plug base). The wires were much easier to deal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,760
Posted By JAT
Just a thought...I initially had my exhaust tips...

Just a thought...I initially had my exhaust tips too close to the ramp and the exhaust was loud. I aimed them slightly lower and it made a big difference. I really like my ANR Lightspeed headsets. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-23-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,375
Posted By JAT
I also live in Colorado, so I put some extra...

I also live in Colorado, so I put some extra effort into the cabin heat. 1. I started off with heated air coming from the bottom of cylinder four (the curved section of the baffle). I welded a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,011
Posted By JAT
Put any carry-on stuff (tool kit, survival kit,...

Put any carry-on stuff (tool kit, survival kit, canopy cover, tie downs, quart of oil, etc.) in the forward baggage compartment until the elevator is in the trailing position. Sorry, can't help you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By JAT
Bob, I have an RV-8A in the hangar, but am now...

Bob,

I have an RV-8A in the hangar, but am now building a Midget Mustang. I put the reservoir on the cockpit side of the firewall, but ran two clear hoses to the individual brake master cylinders. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By JAT
Ed, My kit was #1285 and it did not have matched...

Ed,

My kit was #1285 and it did not have matched holes. I also didn't have the notches nor was instructed to make them. No cracks...sorry you found some!

Jim
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-02-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By JAT
Jimmy, You have plenty of company on this...

Jimmy,

You have plenty of company on this mistake. The best part is that you are able to look on the bright side. The second bright side item is that you probably won't make this mistake again. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,106
Posted By JAT
Charlie, I've been flying since '58 and never...

Charlie,

I've been flying since '58 and never had a Stand/Eval pilot or CFI do anything that could cause an accident. If that is his idea of testing then I would contact your local FAA reps and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,811
Posted By JAT
Tom, If you keep the gascolator (I would) put a...

Tom,

If you keep the gascolator (I would) put a light weight aluminum shield around it and feed that with a black plastic air tube from the back of the baffle. It has worked on our 8A for the last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,290
Posted By JAT
Mike Congratulations on your new transport! The...

Mike

Congratulations on your new transport! The last time I bragged to a friend about a 55 mph tailwind from Durango all the way to Conroe he reminded me that the weather gods never forget. He was...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,857
Posted By JAT
Chuck, John Morgan is spot on with his advice...

Chuck,

John Morgan is spot on with his advice for consistency in your pattern. When you return to flying strive to make a perfect pattern every time. Be at the TPA, not 200' low. Be at your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-04-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 39,910
Posted By JAT
Mike, The easiest stuff to remove the powder...

Mike,

The easiest stuff to remove the powder coat is Permatex Gasket Remover. Spray it on and let it set for ten minutes and the powder coat will wipe off with a paper towel. It will reduce the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,840
Posted By JAT
Delta Tango, I am interested in your Micro...

Delta Tango,

I am interested in your Micro transponder. Send the particulars to jpthornton@frontier.net, or call 970-769-9830. Thanks.

Jim
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,225
Posted By JAT
I bought a high time 0-320 for a project about...

I bought a high time 0-320 for a project about three years ago. I asked our FBO expert if I needed to prep it for storage. He told me to mount it on an auto engine stand, so I could rotate the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,335
Posted By JAT
Ken, Check out today's thread titled, RV12 ...

Ken,

Check out today's thread titled, RV12 Rudder Pedal Extensions by RV12Roger. My RV-8A would come to a stop when I tried to do a 180 and back taxi. I found out that my clodhoppers were...
Forum: Tools 06-12-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,498
Posted By JAT
I like the round disc with the two plastic...

I like the round disc with the two plastic rollers. YMMV. BTW, the two rollers can be purchased at any hardware store...they are shower door rollers! When I told a friend about the rollers he made...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,116
Posted By JAT
I see 80 PSI plus on my gauge, so I think AN...

I see 80 PSI plus on my gauge, so I think AN fittings would be safer than a clamp. A pinhole fitting would also restrict the amount of oil in case the hose connection did fail. I used an Adel clamp...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 1,193,488
Posted By JAT
Fred, Beautiful workmanship. We talked a long...

Fred,

Beautiful workmanship. We talked a long time ago and I remembered the story of your Father at Ridgewell. My cousin was a copilot early in the war (before escorts) and was killed on his fifth...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,201
Posted By JAT
Mel, I have noticed the older I get the the more...

Mel,

I have noticed the older I get the the more I have fine-tuned the term, "elderly", to mean somebody older than me! Since the two elderly guys in your story had taxied for at least five minutes...
Forum: Propellers 04-12-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 38,238
Posted By JAT
Brice, I would like to know the range of pitches...

Brice,

I would like to know the range of pitches available. I've called and emailed Sensenich and have never gotten that question answered. I think I will need to be somewhere in the 75" to 80"...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,721
Posted By JAT
Three things have worked for me: 1. I get my...

Three things have worked for me: 1. I get my heat muff inlet air from the curved portion of the baffle underneath the left rear cylinder. Warmer air entering the muff will increase the temperature...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,721
Posted By JAT
Lars, The next time you plan to come to Durango...

Lars,

The next time you plan to come to Durango call me at 970-769-9830 and I'll show you my system. I flew to Cortez for breakfast yesterday morning, it was near 0*F at takeoff, and we were warm...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-23-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,986
Posted By JAT
Alf, I know the duct tape works, but try using a...

Alf,

I know the duct tape works, but try using a wide mouth baby bottle nipple instead. Looks strange, but works and can be put away in the Summer. In Feb 1964 I flew with a squadron of F-4s...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,450
Posted By JAT
Ryan, I will go to the hangar in the day or so...

Ryan,

I will go to the hangar in the day or so and send you some shots of my set-up. I get my intake air from the curved part of the baffle underneath the left rear cylinder...sorry, I thought that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,450
Posted By JAT
Ryan, I switched from the cabin side controlled...

Ryan,

I switched from the cabin side controlled heat box to the engine side controlled box years ago. The big difference is the engine side box has a scat tube flange on the cabin side. I then ran...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,448
Posted By JAT
I had the same problem when I connected the...

I had the same problem when I connected the elevator control rod to the horn on my current project. I had a local machinist make a new plug with an extended nose. Works great. My question on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 21,030
Posted By JAT
Alan, I just spent several days making and...

Alan,

I just spent several days making and installing sheet rubber seals for where the flap rod exits the fuselage and where the wing attachment fittings exit. They are held in place with an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,398
Posted By JAT
These guys have given you excellent advice. Get...

These guys have given you excellent advice. Get an engine stand with four casters vs. three...it will be much more stable. I bought an engine two years ago, changed the oil and put four quarts of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 118,041
Posted By JAT
Why hasn't some enterprising builder/label maker...

Why hasn't some enterprising builder/label maker owner set up his 12 year old making labels for fun and profit? Seems like a win-win for Dad to recoup his big cash outlay and help defray allowance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,849
Posted By JAT
Ordered a starter button switch from Waytek Wire...

Ordered a starter button switch from Waytek Wire for $6.83 and asked that it be sent USPS. Got the invoice today and the shipping and handling (UPS ground) was $17.48 for a total of $24.31. I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 194,778
Posted By JAT
Short story: On a trip to Houston from SW...

Short story: On a trip to Houston from SW Colorado I had a 221 Kt ground speed the entire trip. I could actually see the ground moving beneath me!!! Called a buddy to brag and he reminded me that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,281
Posted By JAT
Mohammed, Years ago I bought a pair of fluting...

Mohammed,

Years ago I bought a pair of fluting pliers from Avery that were made from a pair of Vice-Grips. I really suggest sending for a pair since the depth of fluting can be carefully...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-29-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,934
Posted By JAT
A friend of mine towed his CJ6A with a riding...

A friend of mine towed his CJ6A with a riding lawnmower tug. Of course, he removed the mower deck and painted it just like his aircraft. It was a neat looking combination, but unless there is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,752
Posted By JAT
Bruce, I have bookmarked your page for...

Bruce,

I have bookmarked your page for near-future reference since I plan to bond my canopy to the frame. Thanks for the help. You have now entered the rarefied position of being among the likes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,613
Posted By JAT
Hey All, I will not comment on this flight, but...

Hey All,

I will not comment on this flight, but will on formation flight in general. Some of the former military pilots talked about military rules and they are correct without being judgmental. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,158
Posted By JAT
Jim, If you paint your hangar floor with...

Jim,

If you paint your hangar floor with polyurethane instead of epoxy you won't get the tire marks and the finish will have a very high gloss finish that is easier to keep clean. Sherwin Williams...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,538
Posted By JAT
Dave, I bought an O-320 E2D out of a Cessna 172...

Dave,

I bought an O-320 E2D out of a Cessna 172 for a project and here is the way to tell if a fuel pump will work. Take the pump cover off the back of the case and look for a push rod...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,147
Posted By JAT
Pierre, For ten years of my USAF career I flew...

Pierre,

For ten years of my USAF career I flew various models of the F-4, all of which had the Martin-Baker ejection seat. The seat had a perfect record for saving pilot's lives, but it also had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,674
Posted By JAT
Jamie, I sure wish you lived nearer to Durango! ...

Jamie,

I sure wish you lived nearer to Durango! I even have a pink 1950 GE beer fridge with a keg full of Durango Wheat (NBWB...no booze while building). We built an RV-8A nine years ago, but I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-29-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,495
Posted By JAT
Ben, You can contact the guy who made your mount...

Ben,

You can contact the guy who made your mount in the first place by going to www.mccutcheonmetalfabricationaviation.com. They can repair your mount and you will save a bundle. Check out their...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,490
Posted By JAT
Dave, Thanks for taking the time to explain your...

Dave,

Thanks for taking the time to explain your mod. I tried a "V" shaped rubber seal, but it only worked down to 20 degrees, so your mod is next on my list. My backseater thanks you as well!

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-02-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,869
Posted By JAT
Mark, I am in the same boat with all of the...

Mark,

I am in the same boat with all of the repeat offenders. To boot, I also felt guilty about building from a kit, so this time around I am going the plans-only route. No RV this time, but a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,441
Posted By JAT
David, This is great stuff! My used O320 E2D...

David,

This is great stuff! My used O320 E2D came out of a 172 and didn't have a engine mounted pump. I built an RV-8A in 2002, but got the bug to build again two years ago. I am now working on a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,263
Posted By JAT
Peter, The slickest way to strip the powercoat...

Peter,

The slickest way to strip the powercoat is to use Permatex Gasket Remover in the aerosol can. Wear glasses and cover your arms and hands. Protect the powdercoat you do not want to come off....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,917
Posted By JAT
Mine acts up occasionally and so far all it has...

Mine acts up occasionally and so far all it has needed was a good cleaning of the probe. My field is at 7000', so I always start, taxi and T/O in a leaned condition. You may be getting a buildup of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,217
Posted By JAT
Bryan, I take my wife for breakfast flights on a...

Bryan,

I take my wife for breakfast flights on a regular basis. She loves it. So much so, that she often watches the weather and announces that we need to fly the following day before some weather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,956
Posted By JAT
Years ago we made a similar move and definitely...

Years ago we made a similar move and definitely didn't want to listen to our cat scream for two long days of driving. We finally had the Vet board her and then ship her Air Freight after we got...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-11-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,368
Posted By JAT
We are very fortunate to have Animas Aero Designs...

We are very fortunate to have Animas Aero Designs at Animas Air Park in Durango, CO (Zero Zero Charlie). Dwight Tulfer not only does a superb job painting, but his preparation work on fiberglass is...
Forum: Safety 05-03-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,376
Posted By JAT
Most GA pilots never get additional training...

Most GA pilots never get additional training after earning their Private license, i.e., an instrument rating or aerobatic training, so when they poke their nose into IMC conditions or find themselves...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,383
Posted By JAT
Head to the local hardware store and get a...

Head to the local hardware store and get a handful of #8 Allen head screws 3/4" long. Coat these screws with Permatex Aviation form-a-gasket and replace the phillips screws in the sender. You won't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,279
Posted By JAT
Paul, That is a real shame you missed that...

Paul,

That is a real shame you missed that number. FWIW, that Midget Mustang, N3X, built by Bruce Whittig of Meridian (Boise), Idaho, was the 1983 EAA Grand Champion Homebuilt. It was a stunner,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,299
Posted By JAT
Rick, Please help me out with this. Is the...

Rick,

Please help me out with this. Is the striker inside the housing? If so, must it be used on the shop head side only? Have you tried it yet? I have a very tight area in the tailcone and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,252
Posted By JAT
Side wall insulation

Alf,

If you haven't already put insulation on the side walls, it definitely helps. I used 1/4" aircraft grade (fire retardant) insulation/sound deadener and then covered it with cloth (also a/c...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,393
Posted By JAT
Chad, It also helps to smear a little fuel lube...

Chad,

It also helps to smear a little fuel lube on the "O" ring before you reassemble it.

Jim
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