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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,790
Posted By jclark
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You have worked hard to EARN...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

You have worked hard to EARN it.

From a long time "believer" (who has been "off the grid" and just had to take a 10-minute break) ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,772
Posted By jclark
Another question about your plane/config

[Been "offline" for some time due to "new" work requirements.]

What prop do you have?

Was your plane the one at the Continental booth last year for Airventure? If so, I was trying to catch you but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,567
Posted By jclark
Try Columbia SC .... KCUB

We have several RV's at KCUB. [RV4/6&6A/8/9A/10 under construction/.

I have a flying RV8 and RV6. Also, an RV6A project.

Would be happy to give you and your wife seat time in either as well as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By jclark
In Search of RV8 Painter recommendations for "Tuskegee Airmen" paint scheme

I have an RV8 that I purchased (years ago) with the goal of flying an Original Tuskegee Airman in it and have it painted in the "Red Tail" scheme of one of the airmen.

The goal is to be able to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-11-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,887
Posted By jclark
What fuel selector do you have? I would not merge...

What fuel selector do you have?
I would not merge with another tank.

I vent via INDIVIDUAL LINES to a 90 degree fuel fitting attached to the bottom of the fuselage right near where the flap...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-10-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,887
Posted By jclark
I helped Marvin in the design of the "7.5...

I helped Marvin in the design of the "7.5 gallons" behind the seat tanks. I have two installed in an RV6.

They have been used as separate fuel and smoke oil tanks as well as two (plumbed together)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By jclark
Might need a little more info here ...

I have an RV8 with an O-360 and with an HXr.

Not exactly sure as to your request.
Engine limits?
Screen config info?

Even with the same plane and almost the same equipment, there may ve different...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,602
Posted By jclark
What Jerry said, plus ...

Just be sure to check the recording interval. I think it is now possible to record as fast as every 100 msec. DEFINITELY as granular as every second.

The file type as I also recall is ".csv" so you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,438
Posted By jclark
It is big and we are continuously trying to make it better ...

We have been working hard to improve the "experience" for all who come to Oshkosh/AirVenture.

The large crowds imply that it is working for many. Yet we know there continues to be much to do to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,903
Posted By jclark
Please cut Vic, EAA and FAA some slack on this ...

Although I haven't been posting much recently, I felt the need to chime in and say that Vic is NOT trying to be a "Company Man" on this.

I will leave the details to come from Vic, but I must say...
Forum: Safety 11-23-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,309
Posted By jclark
As I recall, there would be MOTIVATION for people...

As I recall, there would be MOTIVATION for people to LAND at FDL in that the first to be sent to OSH when things clear up would be those who had LANDED and gotten out of the mass clutter. That way,...
Forum: Safety 11-23-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,309
Posted By jclark
I have been otherwise tied up recently but I must...

I have been otherwise tied up recently but I must say:

1. Thanks, Vic (and Paul).
2. As mentioned by Vic, there is a **LOT** being discussed/reviewed on improving things. Some things are not fully...
Forum: Southeast 10-14-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By jclark
Yes, But .....

Did my instrument checkride in my Archer II, years back, in Florence. I think that Fred (a legend) may not be with us anymore.

Did my commercial checkride in my RV6, in Orangeburg (just south of...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 37,605
Posted By jclark
Sad ..... So sad

What a painful loss. One of the great ones has left us.

So many great memories.
(On the ground and in the air.)

Just one of MANY indicators of the person he was ... I flew up to his airport and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,366
Posted By jclark
Found to be a great idea for me ...

I am not home so I cannot provide a picture but in the RV8, I have one and it has proven to be most valuable.

The plane has the large GRT HXr plus two MINIs but even with them removed the access...
Forum: Southeast 09-21-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By jclark
All exist at KCUB (Columbia, SC)

Cannot commit all owners to touch and play but if we can work out details, you can see GRT Sport SX (x3) in an RV6 and a GRT HXr + GRT MINI (x2) in an RV8.

The Garmin is in a NEW, Oshkosh...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,110
Posted By jclark
HELP Request ... Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!

Aircraft: RV6
Engine: ECI 340 Stroker
Fuel Delivery: Airflow Performance Fuel Injection
Propeller: Whirlwind Constant Speed

Problem: Upon significant reduction in power (quickly pulling the black...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,780
Posted By jclark
Yes, Thrashing it is and Queueing Theory makes my (OLDER) head hurt! :-)

Decades ago, I would stare at performance monitors to "become one with the machine (computer)". The impact of multiple "servers" was internalized. The impact of reaching the threshold (typically...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,780
Posted By jclark
Mass Arrival can have plusses and MINUSSES

Although on the Board, the opinions expressed are mine alone at the moment.

I agree with a LOT that has been said about MASS ARRIVALS.

Not some major defense of them, Just countering that they are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,780
Posted By jclark
A well-executed mass arrival (tight formation)...

A well-executed mass arrival (tight formation) can be safer and is A LOT more efficient so even with a little "setup time" you can have more throughput.

The key is "well executed".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,780
Posted By jclark
I like your line of reasoning ....

Did some similar calculations today as well.

The "system" has its limits.

One key is to do things to minimize/smooth out "spikes" that pushes things over the limit and then causes...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,309
Posted By jclark
CB's here!

CB here!

Many minds are thinking this through.

I had some discussions this evening that includes a lot of what you say here and MORE!

<<<< DISCLAIMER: What I am saying here is **NOT** the position...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,060
Posted By jclark
Congrats to all but a MAJOR "shout out!" to...

Congrats to all but a MAJOR "shout out!" to Melinda Harrill of my home base, EAA Chapter 242, KCUB, Columbia, SC.

I can say for a fact, WELL EARNED!!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,780
Posted By jclark
PLEASE listen to Vic (and others)

I (another EAA Board Member) had to depart Airventure early for another Convention, but rest assured that as Vic is saying, this is a BIG DEAL for us, the Board. This NOT something that we are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,780
Posted By jclark
We (EAA Board) hear you (and many other flyers)

Being the Board member referenced, I can say the following:

We just spent the opening of the board meeting discussing this and will have a lot of people working to understand the root causes,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By jclark
Just a thought ... Check your prop bolts for...

Just a thought ...

Check your prop bolts for need of re-torque.
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,500
Posted By jclark
The GRT stuff is a non-issue in this case. The...

The GRT stuff is a non-issue in this case.

The 480 and 330 can both be upgraded to work if that is your choice. I helped a friend do just this. His GRT setup is HXr + 2x Mini.

As Bob mentioned,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,746
Posted By jclark
EVAN ... Good News!!

I heard back from Evan.
Short answer ...

Some things happened that took him out of commission for a bit.

He is working on getting tanks done now.

PLEASE, let's give him a little (more) breathing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,746
Posted By jclark
Any contact with Evan yet? ANYONE??

I won't go into details at the moment but I too am waiting for a tank to be delivered by Evan. Parts shipped to him and tank build paid for.

I owe this tank to Mike Sears who was kind enough to help...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-31-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,485
Posted By jclark
Fly your RV to KOGB to see the eclipse (near SC State :-) )

Though not announced yet, I plan for us at SC State University to do something big for this. (One of our professors just **might** be coordinating telescopes around the state.)

If you plan to fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,429
Posted By jclark
For me, YES

With over 2000 hours on a conical mount O-320 (now IO-340), I can say that the more expensive conical mounts were WORTH IT to ME.

Not as smooth as Dynafocal (far less isolation) but worth it.

Your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,133
Posted By jclark
Godspeed Joe

Joe,
May you be "smiled upon" from On High during this "retirement".
Our prayers are with you and family as you take this fight to the next level.

As others have said, if there is anything I can do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,381
Posted By jclark
Thanks Dave!!! That RV6 now has over 2200 hours...

Thanks Dave!!!

That RV6 now has over 2200 hours on it. And that is with a slow last two years! :-)

Yes, I have served (almost) three years on the EAA Board and am up for re-election along with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,381
Posted By jclark
Thanks everyone for the comments. And ... Thanks...

Thanks everyone for the comments. And ...
Thanks Ted! I got a chuckle out of that. :-)

I also had some aviation related good news come my way on the first day on the job (Friday).

James
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,318
Posted By jclark
Base of servo to cowl. Total height available for...

Base of servo to cowl.
Total height available for airbox.

Another measure would be height of current airbox,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,318
Posted By jclark
Don may have an alternative answery

You may want to measure the distance from the bottom of your current setup to the base of the engine and then call Don again.

Ask him to tell you about the work he and I just finished.

Might be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,956
Posted By jclark
Andy, Given your current config and given that...

Andy,

Given your current config and given that you plan to order the GRT servos, I would suggest that you either a) add another Sport or b) add a couple of MINIs.

You will have independent AHRSs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,818
Posted By jclark
I am with Derek on this. Especially if when you...

I am with Derek on this. Especially if when you try the passenger side, you get the same results.

**AND** what is the voltage on the battery? If it is too low to turn on an EFIS (<10 volts) then the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,956
Posted By jclark
I would suggest that : 1. You use at least two...

I would suggest that :

1. You use at least two Sports. One in PFD mode and one in MAP mode
2. You have a tablet based app (Foreflight/WingX/Garmin Pilot etc/) for PLATES as you won't be able to view...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,673
Posted By jclark
Trig TT-22 and TT-31 experience. Connected to...

Trig TT-22 and TT-31 experience.
Connected to Garmin 400 Series and Garmin 600 Series of navigators.

Works as advertised. ADS-B reports with zero errors.

MUCH faster "radar contact" from ATC **it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,311
Posted By jclark
Experience with six. No shakes.

Experience with six. No shakes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,248
Posted By jclark
U GO TRISH!!!

FANNNNNNTASTIC!!!!!!!

Yay Trish!!!!!

James
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,311
Posted By jclark
Ditto on Kathy and crew. Good people that are...

Ditto on Kathy and crew. Good people that are trying hard to supply good service.

Regarding their little "jump pack", I have been using one for some time now. Several times I have been playing with...
Forum: Southeast 04-16-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,084
Posted By jclark
Vlad, Your request has been fulfilled. See...

Vlad,

Your request has been fulfilled. See Private Messages and email.
Also ...

http://www.flyscbc.com/page4/index.html

And this Sunday is KUZA. Hope to be there.
There should be a few RV's there...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,257
Posted By jclark
Given that you said IFR, I would suggest that...

Given that you said IFR, I would suggest that first, start out with an HXr (10.4" if you can fit it). That would be more of a "mechanical" upgrade.

Start there and see if all needs are satisfied.

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,771
Posted By jclark
Need somewhere to go? Then ....

Hop on over to KCUB so we can see it!!!! :-)

Congrats!

James
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,420
Posted By jclark
Send me an email and I will email you images of...

Send me an email and I will email you images of installations in RV8 as well as Lancair.

I also have had a couple of overlay plates cut that I use.

jclarkmail

over there on the gmail system. :-)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,420
Posted By jclark
Katie is so correct. I know that I aggravated...

Katie is so correct.

I know that I aggravated them quite a bit to get more and more features into the Sport (I have three in my RV6) and the MINI basically is a "mini Sport" with better...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,337
Posted By jclark
I have friends with a Rotax engine. They have...

I have friends with a Rotax engine.

They have found the same problem/solution as mention here.

A weak battery. It will turn/crank and you think that it should but the strength of the battery MUST...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,763
Posted By jclark
To further your point here ... Not long ago, I...

To further your point here ...

Not long ago, I had a discussion with "Van the Man" and mentioned my belief that an equally equipped RV8 would be quite faster that an RV6/7 due to less frontal area....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-29-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,420
Posted By jclark
I just finished helping a friend with a setup...

I just finished helping a friend with a setup VERY similar to what you reference.

If you can contact me around midday, I can try the various options you question.

See image below. It has HXr,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-29-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,420
Posted By jclark
They seem to do just fine together. You get to...

They seem to do just fine together.

You get to select what info is shared between the "n" units that you can link together.

One can mix and match different versions of the MINI to save $$$. For...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,420
Posted By jclark
David, Which image was virtually unreadable? I...

David,

Which image was virtually unreadable?

I ask because I may have supplied the image and if so, I may have been zoomed out to far and/or had not done any decluttering.

There is **LOTS** of...
Forum: RV-4 02-19-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,627
Posted By jclark
Before you make the change, if the ONLY reason is...

Before you make the change, if the ONLY reason is speed at 2300-2350 RPM, have you done a FULL comparison of the alternatives at that RPM?

The metal Sensi often does not get due credit because of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,641
Posted By jclark
Why not just build it normally. Put an EFIS...

Why not just build it normally. Put an EFIS screen on the left and one on the right.

Sit in any seat you wish and fly with whatever hand you wish.
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By jclark
Yes, the MINI does the "pop ups" when traffic is...

Yes, the MINI does the "pop ups" when traffic is within two miles.

Remember, traffic density on the display is a function of zoom level. I have had no issues with it.

One other matter to keep in...
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By jclark
UPDATE

And update based on fact that GRT mentions it in recently released documentation.

The MINI-GA supports an optional, REMOTE pitot/static module. IF this is added then you do in fact have pitot static...
Forum: ADS-B 02-15-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By jclark
The MINI-X does not fit in a standard 3 1/8"...

The MINI-X does not fit in a standard 3 1/8" hole.
(The MINI-GA does but it has NO pitot static ... everything is GPS based.)

On the other hand, the MINI will display WEATHER and TRAFFIC on the MAP...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,658
Posted By jclark
I suspect a bad connection to the...

I suspect a bad connection to the magnetometers.
Double, triple check the connections.
On the boot screen, do you get an AHRS "pass" or "fail" type message?
Did you follow their wiring diagram for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By jclark
Just curious ...

Would it not work for you to use the "Flight Data Log"?

All of that info is captured and saved to a memory stick at intervals of your choice, as low as 100 ms.

It is a .csv file that can be opened...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,934
Posted By jclark
Isn't that GRT gear? If so, some more comments ...

Several comments mention Dynon components but it looks like you have GRT gear. If so, consider the following.

1. Mount the display units such that if you move up in display size, the upper outboard...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,427
Posted By jclark
Beautiful Walt! What paint did you use on the...

Beautiful Walt!

What paint did you use on the panel????

James
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,199
Posted By jclark
Or the TT-31 which will fit in a KT76...

Or the TT-31 which will fit in a KT76 tray.
(Buttons on the box.)

James
Forum: Autopilots 01-10-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,691
Posted By jclark
It depends ...

What approach are you flying?

If ILS, "ARM ILS" and press "EXECUTE" when "Cleared for the ILS ..."
If RNAV (etc) I **think** you want to "ARM GPSV" and press "EXECUTE" at the appropriate time.

I...
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