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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,220
Posted By swjohnsey
CO2 fire extinguishers are BC and leave no...

CO2 fire extinguishers are BC and leave no residue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By swjohnsey
Fuel pressure sender

My old RV-4 has a three way gage, fuel pressure, oil pressure, oil temperature, out of a P-38, all mechanical. The fuel pressure went out so I am in the process of replacing it with a UGA electric...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,767
Posted By swjohnsey
I've practiced turn backs in the RV-4. I can make...

I've practiced turn backs in the RV-4. I can make it pretty easy from 500'. Turning into a crosswind makes it even better. You don't have to make it back to the runway, lots of open space inside the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By swjohnsey
Got to speak with Klaus Savier at Lightspeed....

Got to speak with Klaus Savier at Lightspeed. Very patient. Looks like wires need to be replaced after 5 years. Mine are at least double that. Also they are using a different plug, Denso IK27. Looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By swjohnsey
Lightspeed ignition NGK LZFH/8381 Spark plug caps

I am running Lightspeed (probably Plasma II or II+) on top plugs of Lycoming IO-360. I have 4 of the caps that fit threaded (not solid) plugs. Are the stock Lightspeed wires copper core of something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,158
Posted By swjohnsey
Good information. I had read somewhere that 100...

Good information. I had read somewhere that 100 LL had more lead than the old leaded gasoline.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,435
Posted By swjohnsey
I don't know. Seems that only one of the new...

I don't know. Seems that only one of the new "transition points" will be active at a time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By swjohnsey
I saw someone running some vertical loops of pvc...

I saw someone running some vertical loops of pvc with a drain in the bottom of each loop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,158
Posted By swjohnsey
Leaded fuel for automotive engines contained only...

Leaded fuel for automotive engines contained only about 1/4th as much lead as 100 LL. I'm running a Li-con Lycoming based IO-360-EXP at 10:1. Mogas won't ever be an option for me. Reduced lead level...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,158
Posted By swjohnsey
Maybe a stupid question, would it be possible to...

Maybe a stupid question, would it be possible to reduce the amount of lead in 100 LL?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,435
Posted By swjohnsey
If you look at the three new starting points they...

If you look at the three new starting points they are in a line extending from Ripon. The last, the junction of the RR tracks and road is said to be used only in extremely high traffic. I'm guessing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By swjohnsey
Torque on bolts Cleveland 5" wheels

Needed to flip tires over so decided to put in new wheel bearings. Putting everything back together and I need the torque for the three bolts holding wheel halves together. These are the Cleveland...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,442
Posted By swjohnsey
Not a lot of war birds at Sun n Fun.

Not a lot of war birds at Sun n Fun.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-20-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,125
Posted By swjohnsey
Checked my NGK with non-solid caps, one was loose...

Checked my NGK with non-solid caps, one was loose so ordered the NGK spark plug connectors to solve the problem in the future.
Forum: COMM 04-20-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By swjohnsey
I had a couple of Microair 760s repaired by this...

I had a couple of Microair 760s repaired by this guy. He did good work at reasonable price. All I have left is his phone number (814) 882 2855. All he works on is Microair.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-10-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By swjohnsey
I just have some marks made with Sharpie.

I just have some marks made with Sharpie.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,232
Posted By swjohnsey
Good to know!

Good to know!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,045
Posted By swjohnsey
Actually, K&N says exactly that on their air...

Actually, K&N says exactly that on their air filters. I cut ever filter and wash the element. Never find more than a trace of "stuff" after 50 hours. Car engines have gone from oil changes every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,232
Posted By swjohnsey
I'm setting here looking at a set of Timken...

I'm setting here looking at a set of Timken bearings I bought for the RV-4 w/Cleveland 5" wheels. They are marked TIMKEN 08125/08231 on the box with a production date that appears to be 11/20/2018....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,232
Posted By swjohnsey
Another good grease is Schaeffer 221, moly...

Another good grease is Schaeffer 221, moly aluminum waterproof designed for wheel bearings. When you change grease you need to remove all the old stuff because some greases are not compatible.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,045
Posted By swjohnsey
I use K&N HP1002 on both Lycoming IO320 and...

I use K&N HP1002 on both Lycoming IO320 and IO360.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,232
Posted By swjohnsey
Aircraft Spruce has the new rubber seals for only...

Aircraft Spruce has the new rubber seals for only $55.75/each.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,718
Posted By swjohnsey
He was loosing 500 - 700" in those spins.

He was loosing 500 - 700" in those spins.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By swjohnsey
My experience is in 3s and 4s so different but...

My experience is in 3s and 4s so different but similar. Not a lot of warning because of straight wing but nothin' scary or vicious. Recover by lowering the nose a little.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,045
Posted By swjohnsey
I've been around for a while and have never seen...

I've been around for a while and have never seen an oil filter dirty enough to bypass. I know that cleanable filters such as the K&N air filters used in some RVs filter better when they are a little...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,718
Posted By swjohnsey
I like that approach, CS prop makes it easy. I...

I like that approach, CS prop makes it easy. I also use circular approach when no one is lookin'.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,908
Posted By swjohnsey
I saw those!

I saw those!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,908
Posted By swjohnsey
"In an NTSB post aircraft accident investigation...

"In an NTSB post aircraft accident investigation published in 2003, it was reported that Marvel Mystery Oil was composed of 74 percent mineral oil, 25 percent stoddard solvent, and 1 percent lard....
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,483
Posted By swjohnsey
I can actually do a stop and go every 5 minutes....

I can actually do a stop and go every 5 minutes. I am frugal, don't know about very frugal. I have been using the Monster retreads. I've even been known to patch tubes. I've been given a couple of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,483
Posted By swjohnsey
I don't have a shimmy problem. I do have a tire...

I don't have a shimmy problem. I do have a tire wear problem even with flipping the tire over halfway through.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,483
Posted By swjohnsey
Probably a little. The higher the tire pressure...

Probably a little. The higher the tire pressure the less shock the tire absorbs.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,483
Posted By swjohnsey
High tire pressure will wear out the tires in the...

High tire pressure will wear out the tires in the middle. Around 25 psi will get you more even tire wear with no risk of spinning tires on rims and damaging valve stems. I am brutal on tires. I use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,459
Posted By swjohnsey
Never really thought about that!

Never really thought about that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,459
Posted By swjohnsey
I had the same question. Slips with full flaps...

I had the same question. Slips with full flaps work great on the RV-4. Looks like the space shuttle coming in.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-21-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By swjohnsey
Yep, there was a 7,200' TFR. This one looks just...

Yep, there was a 7,200' TFR. This one looks just like SN-10. The TFR goes to 99,000' tomorrow so it look like the launch window is open. I flew around most of the perimeter at 1,000 AGL. You have to...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-20-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By swjohnsey
Space X Boca Chica

Gonna fly the RV-4 from KIKG down to Boca Chica and take a look at SN-11. There is no TFR so I can legally fly 1,000' AGL. The over to Edinburg and back home.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,929
Posted By swjohnsey
Make a practice nut. Use the same size bolt and...

Make a practice nut. Use the same size bolt and the same nut. Torque it to the desired torque using your torque wrench. Then using the same wrench you will be using "calibrate" your hand.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-18-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By swjohnsey
I'm coming from South Texas (KIKG). I am going to...

I'm coming from South Texas (KIKG). I am going to hug the coast toward Galveston at above 10,000' and skirt north of the restricted airspace at Pensacola then down to ZPH. I plan on staying overnight...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-18-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By swjohnsey
I third KLBX. Hooks is a little intimidating for...

I third KLBX. Hooks is a little intimidating for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By swjohnsey
I ain't no expert but I do have a RV-4 with...

I ain't no expert but I do have a RV-4 with IO-360, Licon IO-360-EXP with Hartzell prop.

For me:

Mixture rich and prop high rpm for landing ready for go around.

I'm lazy and a little cheap. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-07-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,856
Posted By swjohnsey
I use those.

I use those.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,527
Posted By swjohnsey
I live near the Mexican border. I cross the...

I live near the Mexican border. I cross the border probably once a month by car at Nuevo Progresso, Tamilipas. I have never been hit up by the cops. Corruption is rampant in Mexico but they generally...
Forum: Tools 03-01-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By swjohnsey
$416.........

$416.........
Forum: RV-4 03-01-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,622
Posted By swjohnsey
I use a similar formula. I cruise 21x21 until I...

I use a similar formula. I cruise 21x21 until I can't get 21" Hg then increase RPM to get 42. I indicate around 165 mph which trues out around 200 mph at 10,000. Burn is around 8 gph.
Forum: RV-4 02-26-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,940
Posted By swjohnsey
My RV-4 is not fun to fly with the CG way aft.

My RV-4 is not fun to fly with the CG way aft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,498
Posted By swjohnsey
Or, "The nail that sticks out get hammered...

Or, "The nail that sticks out get hammered down."
Forum: Safety 02-11-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,993
Posted By swjohnsey
Stupid question: I have Hartzell CS prop. If I...

Stupid question: I have Hartzell CS prop. If I have engine failure and get the prop to full coarse will it stay there if I lose oil pressure?
Forum: Safety 02-11-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,993
Posted By swjohnsey
Just a suggestion, poke in the glide ratio you...

Just a suggestion, poke in the glide ratio you come up with into foreflte and see how it works out. I fussed around and came up with around 9:1 on the RV-4 w/CS. Put it into foreflite and I was waaay...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By swjohnsey
Lycoming recommends to add at 5. You might want...

Lycoming recommends to add at 5. You might want to calibrate your dipstick. When I change oil I put back 5 quarts, give it a run and check the oil level the next day. I use that level as my add...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,376
Posted By swjohnsey
I was concerned about that. Mine has wig wag, not...

I was concerned about that. Mine has wig wag, not sure what kind, but it still works with the LED bulbs.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,376
Posted By swjohnsey
I used the same or very similar in my RV-4 with...

I used the same or very similar in my RV-4 with wingtip lights to replace the incadascent PAR36. They are completely adequate, much better but don't exactly light up the night like daylight. They...
Forum: RV-3 02-03-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By swjohnsey
I have the AV-30 plus steam gauges for airspeed...

I have the AV-30 plus steam gauges for airspeed and altitude. For some reason I use the AV-30 airspeed mostly on take-off and use the steam gauge airspeed while landing. I think I would be...
Forum: RV-3 02-02-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By swjohnsey
I have an AV-30 in my RV-4. The airspeed is very...

I have an AV-30 in my RV-4. The airspeed is very readable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By swjohnsey
That sounds like an excellent idea. After I get...

That sounds like an excellent idea. After I get the written passed I can go to someplace like GATTS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By swjohnsey
Shake-n-Bake Instrument Rating

I'm and old guy (74) have a nice RV-4 that I didn't build (IO-360 CS) and some time and money on my hands. I don't think I would ever deliberate fly in IMC. The RV-4 isn't IFR legal. I have around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,897
Posted By swjohnsey
Too bad there ain't more 170Bs around. That said,...

Too bad there ain't more 170Bs around. That said, there ain't nothin' wrong with the 172. It is what it is. I have a F150 and a Corvette, I like 'em both.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
AOA
Views: 658
Posted By swjohnsey
That's the one!

That's the one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
AOA
Views: 658
Posted By swjohnsey
AOA

I know! I used the search . . . no luck. What is the name of the AOA system that uses the beeps? tones? There have been several RVs that have been shown with Youtube videios.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,856
Posted By swjohnsey
Not made from natural rubber. A comparable tube...

Not made from natural rubber. A comparable tube that doesn't say airplane is around twenty bucks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,856
Posted By swjohnsey
I wonder where the Michelin Air Stop tubes are...

I wonder where the Michelin Air Stop tubes are made?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By swjohnsey
Mine looks a little different but I will take you...

Mine looks a little different but I will take you up on that offer. How 'bout two years dues and I will pay shipping. I'm in no big hurry.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By swjohnsey
Part of a P-38!

So I have this RV-4, IO-360 CS Hartzell. It has a oil temp/oil pressure/fuel pressure 3 1/8" all mechanical. The fuel pressure failed probably because it was always running around 25 psi, the max for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-16-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By swjohnsey
Do you need backing plate or just pads?

Do you need backing plate or just pads?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,309
Posted By swjohnsey
The RV-4 is also an option. It will carry...

The RV-4 is also an option. It will carry everything you mentioned and operate off a strip half that long.
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