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Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,900
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Perhaps...

The answer to your question is a definite "maybe".
I agree with Kyle in that I wouldn't count on the majority of them showing up as you're out there flying around.
Patrick
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-01-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,881
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Your participation in this hobby betrays your...

Your participation in this hobby betrays your claim of fiscal responsibility in everything that you do, but I bet most of us on here understand. That was for if the wife gets on here and reads your...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-01-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,881
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Blasphemy! Just kidding. I too suggest you just...

Blasphemy!
Just kidding. I too suggest you just grab a couple hours of instruction and become a tailwheel pilot.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,838
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Try switching the bleeder valve back and see if...

Try switching the bleeder valve back and see if it goes away. Just a thought.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,134
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Another possibility...

Where in NC?
How much flying time do you have?
I'm in Waxhaw and flew mine with a few tailwheel hours and an endorsement in an Aeronca Champ out of Monroe.
Thousands of big airplane hours, but only a...
Forum: RV-4 08-16-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,846
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Just guessing

But I'd say much of the hard part has already been done - you have a pattern for what fits your airplane. Get a new cowl, cut it in close to the existing cowl, and perform fitment trimming upon...
Forum: Safety 05-24-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,263
Posted By Johnnybgoode
What exactly are you implying by your last...

What exactly are you implying by your last statement? That your 500 hours - or however many you have - result in a safer operation than the professionals who man the controls of the ship on which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,244
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Options...

Buy him out and self-insure for a year, perhaps?
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,517
Posted By Johnnybgoode
survey says...

You won't part with it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,396
Posted By Johnnybgoode
clarification

Yes, perhaps I mis-stated the question. It is not a rule at this time, but a proposal/conversation, according to the article in Sport Aviation this month.
Thanks for helping to straighten me...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,396
Posted By Johnnybgoode
New FAA rules for EAB

Greetings all,
I was intrigued to see a bit in EAA's latest publication regarding new FAA rules that would allow a non-builder to get repairman's certificate privileges for his/her plane after taking...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-23-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Would you not rather just go fly? I have assumed...

Would you not rather just go fly? I have assumed sim currency was for those without a plane.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 04-24-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,492
Posted By Johnnybgoode
What can you say?

Life is too short to fly impaired. Not surprising, if this is indeed a contributing factor.
Forum: RV-4 03-21-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,395
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Thumbs up Come on over...

You all formate on down towards LKR sometime and we'll make it a 3-ship!
Patrick
Forum: Safety 11-05-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 831
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Interesting Weather Project

Not directly RV related, as it's from another forum, but I'm sure some of you will find it interesting, as I did.
https://mooneyspace.com/topic/24362-flight-conditions-wall-art/
Patrick
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,547
Posted By Johnnybgoode
A beverage in NC also

Same for Charlotte, NC - enjoyed the intro!
Patrick
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,056
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Well done

But, your choice of the word "done" might be a little premature. I've learned that I'm never really done. I didn't build mine, so maybe that is a difference, or maybe I'm just not one to ever look at...
Forum: Propellers 07-15-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By Johnnybgoode
go to Catto

I suggest you call and speak with Craig himself - he'll be the one that can tell you how you want it set up better than any of us that have flown behind maybe one or two other props. Tell him what...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,972
Posted By Johnnybgoode
A couple in Lancaster, SC

I have a -4, not an -8, and will be out of town during this time period but hopefully one of the LKR guys will hit you up. There are 3 or 4 over here now.
Patrick
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-02-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 56,455
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Downtown

Neat! May I suggest the Greenville Downtown cafe next time? Just a few miles away, cafe next to the ramp and good food. Check the hours though, just to be sure they're open when you're hungry.
Patrick
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,324
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Considered it...

But I ended up being able to fit a Mooney and a -4 in my hangar through judicial offset of the Mooney (like right over against the wall) and backing the RV in with the tail sitting up on the wing of...
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-07-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,767
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Nice field

First time in there was a month ago. Nice field, nice FBO, convenient to LegoLand - the purpose of our trip.
Can't make the trip again so soon, but hope it's well attended!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,070
Posted By Johnnybgoode
RV-4

Only have -4 time, and I might screw it up tomorrow, but it's a doll to land - checked the winds 30 miles out yesterday and they were 8kts about 30 degrees off. Didn't check it again, but fought a...
Forum: RV-4 06-04-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,348
Posted By Johnnybgoode
2-blade 70x70...

...works great on my 160hp RV-4. Don't have the nickel - production time was much longer and it didn't seem a requirement for my VFR mission.
Good luck in your quest for the perfect prop!
Patrick
Forum: RV-4 03-26-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,290
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Spend some time at 2000 or 3000' doing level...

Spend some time at 2000 or 3000' doing level configured slow flight. Negligible control feel difference between there and your RV down at sea level, until you get into ground effect. Climb to 5,000...
Forum: RV-4 03-03-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,231
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Catto 70x70

Catto 70x70
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-31-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,071
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Talk with Craig

Tell him what you want and let him build you what he knows that will work.
I have a 2-blade 70-70, (I think; on the road now) on my -4 at his recommendation and love the cruise performance. I bought...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-04-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,040
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Advice

From one with a polished RV, when you consider "polish or a pint" choose the pint every time!
Patrick:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,852
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Springs...

I'm on the road so can't include photos but mine have springs that hold the sections together. They are attached to tabs welded on each pipe. Doing so should seal the pipes on the inside of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,053
Posted By Johnnybgoode
5 hours, or 1.5?

A few times a month I take either the RV-4 or the Mooney (whichever one needs exercised) from south of Charlotte to my Guard squadron in WV.
Caveats:
Only in good weather - too much like real work...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,117
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Benefit of the doubt

I assumed he was asking, not b/c he didn't want them completed but from a negotiating standpoint...
Can't we assume everyone wants the "safest" airplane out there?
Patrick
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Procure and read Mike Busch's e-book entitled...

Procure and read Mike Busch's e-book entitled Manifesto. It outlines all the data you're looking to review and is an easy and enlightening read.
Patrick
Forum: COMM 10-01-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,743
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Come fly the Herk!

Actually it's the guys in the back that are sometimes using wireless sets. They've dragged cords up and over loads, over pax, through dirt and water on the ramp during engine starts, etc. for nearly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,397
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Blue Sea Systems

From West Marine is another kind I've had success with - I'm in the process of changing them out in my trucks now too. Well made and they have a couple options to replace OEM lighters or to install...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-29-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
CHT
Views: 5,283
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Good question...

Most of the current mechanic writers out there now are espousing anything under 400 all phases of flight. Above 400 it's time to do something right now to lower the temps. Lycoming's number has...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,250
Posted By Johnnybgoode
I have a Stratus for wx, though given my mission...

I have a Stratus for wx, though given my mission it's rarely used. No autopilot though. My real thought is to replace the old GPS with no aviation database with one that has airports. If I could get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,250
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Input requested on gps solution...

Greetings all and thanks in advance for any advice.
I fly a basic -4, VFR only and currently use an old handheld Garmin GPS. Last year, after tumbling my 2nd AI, I installed a D10A.
I'm now looking...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,006
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Marshalling wand

I bought one of the bright orange triangular marshalling wands, cut it in half and have a lightweight pair with no denting corners.
Think the idea came from here...
Forum: RV-4 07-10-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,523
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Upper cowl deformation inflight

Looking for ideas on how to stiffen a couple areas on my upper cowling. Inflight, at higher speeds, I see a couple of depressions aft of the rear baffle line. One is right on the top and one is just...
Forum: RV-4 06-07-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,535
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Photo?

Congrats guys! Bill, can we see a photo of your bird? Mitch was doing my vanilla RV-4's condition inspection and he was telling me that it's got some unique features.
Glad to hear it's working...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 118,449
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Inspection checklist

Me too please,
cpberry2(at)gmail(dot)com
Thanks,
Patrick
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,351
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Magnet worked for me

Broke an allen tip off removing my old Terra transponder last week. Placed a horseshoe magnet on the remaining part of the wrench and getting the broken part out was easy as falling off a log. Filed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,514
Posted By Johnnybgoode
get with Stroh21...

...on here, as he's also at Bragg/Pope and is considering a build/buy.
I'm in Lancaster, SC, where we have a -4, a -7, an 8, an 8a and a 12, but no 9.
If you guys get down this way let me know and...
Forum: Polishing your RV 03-17-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,267
Posted By Johnnybgoode
One method

Nuvite and Cyclo polisher. Mine started with same years of unpainted neglect. Lots of work and paint on sections I didn't want to polish - fuse and wing bottoms. Then finished off with a paint job...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,506
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Wow

I certainly understand your frustration over that situation! No way at all any work was done on it after it left their shop? I'm surprised, but have been surprised before. Guess some companies go...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-04-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,886
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Intercept

Guess he was bored, because I certainly don't think it was much of a challenge. Perhaps the challenge was flying a good wing at Herk speeds...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-03-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,886
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Europe

Somewhere over Spain yesterday...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/cpberry1/Planes/image.jpg3_zpseccl7qcr.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,822
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Not fancy...

Fuse of RV rests on blankets and insulation atop Mooney wing. Tight fit, but it works!
Patrick
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/cpberry1/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps9d3030ba.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,731
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Mitch, There was just a thread within the last...

Mitch,
There was just a thread within the last couple of weeks with pics of one built from metal and using a come-a-long. I have saved pics at home of a nice wooden one but am in Mexico City so no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,674
Posted By Johnnybgoode
LKR

Several RV's over in LKR - all are flying already though. Two of us are "buyers" but a couple of the guys built their own.
An EAA chapter meets in Rock Hill - I haven't had time to hit their meetings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,252
Posted By Johnnybgoode
FYI...

Some airport office buildings (my local field, for example) are posted but no restrictions on ramps, that I know of. Compare your state's reciprocity agreement for concealed carry and plan...
Forum: RV-4 01-05-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,416
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Thanks Mel, I'll be going to the airport tomorrow...

Thanks Mel,
I'll be going to the airport tomorrow so I'll look it over then.
Forum: RV-4 01-05-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,416
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Flap removal

So when painting my airplane a few months ago I put off painting the checkerboard on the bottom of the wing flaps. I would like to pull them off and paint them now in a booth. Anybody had their...
Forum: RV-4 12-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 24,772
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Plus one on the advice given above! Patrick

Plus one on the advice given above!
Patrick
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,681
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Another option

If you'd rather work on it a bit yourself before heading to another painter you might try the 3M system and a buffer - probably about $300 invested for buffer, pads, and the 3M compounds - likely the...
Forum: Southeast 11-17-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,651
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Add me to the list.

Mitch,
I'd be glad to add my Catto 2-blade to the worklist if someone comes to LKR, or make the trip if you find someone close by - I've come up dry so far.
Patrick
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,715
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Don't know exactly but...

Hot air rises so exhaust portal is what I use. Also mine is a 1100W (or maybe 1500W) electric space heater to which I've attached a piece of 4-inch flex metal dryer ducting. Don't know how easily...
Forum: RV-4 08-29-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 452,808
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Let's see if this works...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/cpberry1/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfce3bd08.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/cpberry1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfce3bd08.jpg.html)

Patrick
Forum: RV-4 08-11-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 452,808
Posted By Johnnybgoode
You'll say that even after the painting's done if...

You'll say that even after the painting's done if yours ends up like mine! Love that unique scheme.
Patrick
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,569
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Anyone know of a balancer...

In North or South Carolina? Have heard great things about results and think I may be missing out on turbine smooth.
Thanks,
Patrick
Forum: Interiors 07-17-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,084
Posted By Johnnybgoode
This is perhaps the best small airplane...

This is perhaps the best small airplane perspective I've seen to date on this subject. Shave ounces by cutting lightening holes then add soundproofing pounds. Bite the ANR bullet - I remember my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By Johnnybgoode
The Greenbrier, perhaps?

Greenbrier Valley Airport (actually in West Virginia, but close and in a beautiful area) with a night at the historic Greenbrier Hotel. Read up on the bunker project there and you might just want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,602
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Mine also...

Mine is up there in a tip-up -4 as well. Works as well as any whiskey compass, I guess... Only blocks view of cowling, so no adverse viz effects in my case.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-04-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By Johnnybgoode
Talking Strange...

I saw a similiar thing in an -8 with 3 GPS systems - independent antennae - last week at our airport. Pulled out my handheld then and it would not connect either. Nothing suspicious in the NOTAMS at...
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