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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By Smilin' Jack
This is good thank for the encouragement

This is good thank for the encouragement
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-06-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Converting dragger to nosewheel

Has anyone converted their RV7 to a 7A

Been thinking about doing this for a couple reason
1 age
2 insurance cost on tail wheel as you get to 80 years old

Since I will be removing my superior...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Glad ya all there. Unable to make it this year...

Glad ya all there. Unable to make it this year but will be at Oshkosh for the week

Bill Ross. Donít know what to think. Maybe the last AMIC is still going thru the FAA
About ready to call Justin...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I am hopeful this will get resolved that being...

I am hopeful this will get resolved that being said I am still flying as normal. Why not. I asked once if there has been any other failures
Since the original 3 and the FAA has no records of any.
I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Has any one contacted Justin at the FAA since...

Has any one contacted Justin at the FAA since they received the last AMOC?
Jack
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I installed a slick start and no more cranking...

I installed a slick start and no more cranking forever to start.
It was well worth the investment
Jack
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
Posted By Smilin' Jack
My comment was not directed at Penn Yan. We used...

My comment was not directed at Penn Yan. We used them for several aircraft engine purchases in the 70ís. It was a general comment.
I too like others here am disgusted by the situation.
I donít...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I called Penn Yan aircraft a Lycoming...

I called Penn Yan aircraft a Lycoming distributor.
Cost in June was 7200.
Two years ago they said about 4000

It is amazing how the price gouging goes
Jack
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I honestly donít think it has lowered the value...

I honestly donít think it has lowered the value of any plane with a Superior engine. I know this is frustrating but a few years back Lycoming had their own crank shaft problem. ECI had their cylinder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Yes you are correct as of now but the FAA...

Yes you are correct as of now but the FAA according to AOPA is considering the change on medical requirements for CFIís

I am currently a CFI on Basic Med.
thanks
It will just be another hoop to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Again are the controls push rods installed and...

Again are the controls push rods installed and hooked up to the ailerons and elevator

The sticks won’t move as far once hooked up

I have had folks in the 260 lb catagory with me and getting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By Smilin' Jack
And as a CFI your LODA gives you the rights to...

And as a CFI your LODA gives you the rights to instruct in any experimental that you are qualified in.
I would as being a CFI also most experimental are single engine land thereby under the FAA rule...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I want to get my hopes up. It will be good to get...

I want to get my hopes up. It will be good to get closure in this matter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,160
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I am in agreement with Paul dye on this. I...

I am in agreement with Paul dye on this.

I would strongly recommend if your exploring acrobatics for the first time get a couple hours on basic acrobatics with an good acro pilot instructor.

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
Posted By Smilin' Jack
I too have talked to Justin at the FAA, this was...

I too have talked to Justin at the FAA, this was in July 12.
He has not seen the AMOC yet but he did state it has to be submitted first to the
Regional operations office.
We talked in detail about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Still quiet on the southwest front?

Still quiet on the southwest front?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,923
Posted By Smilin' Jack
At 800 to 1000 rpm on the ground yiur running at...

At 800 to 1000 rpm on the ground yiur running at probably8-12 percent power

I lean to the point, on an injected IO360, where the engine starts to run rough then slightly enriched it.

Your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Great News hopefully by Oshkosh return i will be...

Great News

hopefully by Oshkosh return i will be able to tear down the plane.

Jack
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
Posted By Smilin' Jack
While weíre still waiting. I am continuing to...

While weíre still waiting. I am continuing to fly.

Maybe a Christmas present?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 4,208
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 357
Views: 99,563
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: 26,690
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: 17,749
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: 1,389
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: 1,731
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: 3,773
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: 867
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: 4,475
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: 11,364
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: 656
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: 656
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: 4,853
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: 4,853
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: 62
Views: 23,815
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: 15,790
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: 703
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: 1,953
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: 16,104
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: 2,463
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: 6,651
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: 2,426
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: 3,872
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: 1,650
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: 1,650
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: 1,650
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: 3,432
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: 5,055
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: 41,753
Posted By Smilin' Jack
Wow what a nice blessing Nice encouragement to...

Wow what a nice blessing

Nice encouragement to get it done
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