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Forum: Propellers 02-14-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,872
Posted By jlisler
What did you do about your spinner? Old cowlings...

What did you do about your spinner? Old cowlings require a 12 inch spinner verses a 13 inch spinner on the later cowlings. Like you, I have the older cowl.
Forum: RV-4 11-03-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,886
Posted By jlisler
Canopy Hold Open Latch

This not as elegant as some of the other options I have seen posted, but I submit that I prefer the canopy to the secured on the leading edge at least. I worry about the prop blast during run up...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,595
Posted By jlisler
See and Avoid

I am amazed at the aircraft ADSB says is there that I cannot see with my eyes. I have deviated several times just to be safe.
Forum: Southeast 10-24-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,056
Posted By jlisler
Georgia Airplane Tax

I was hit with state sales tax as soon as I registered my RV4 with the FAA. Later the county valued my airplane for ad valorem tax according to asking prices that were listed in Trade-A-Plane for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,235
Posted By jlisler
Oil Drain hoses

If you use locally sourced hose, be sure to use oil and gas resistant hose. Heater hose will not last long in this application.
Forum: COMM 04-22-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,607
Posted By jlisler
Apollo SL-60 GPS/Com

I have an Apollo SL60 that the com radio has failed. This unit is no longer supported by Garmin so options for repair is limited. This radio circuit board is the same as a Garmin SL-40 com radio....
Forum: ADS-B 09-02-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,356
Posted By jlisler
I am having the Stratus installed in a Cessna...

I am having the Stratus installed in a Cessna C140A right now at Stark Avionics in Columbus, Ga. $3000 out the door. I have wondered if there will be a price drop after the deadline, if you can wait...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,084
Posted By jlisler
Lease

This may all stem from the no ?through the fence? operations policy the FAA is pushing. Access to the airport from privately owned hangers might be considered through the fence even though they are...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,765
Posted By jlisler
Marianna, Fla Stop

I am a little shocked to see my RV4 in the picture you took at Marianna. I had stopped for a short visit and saw you guys land and taxi in. I wondered where you went so quickly!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By jlisler
O-320-E2D

The same front end refers to the front main bearing on the crank shaft. Both have the same small bearing (O-235 and the O-320-E2D). This bearing is about half the size of a bearing in other engines,...
Forum: Southeast 01-20-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By jlisler
Douglas is KDQH. It is worth the flight to see...

Douglas is KDQH. It is worth the flight to see this aircraft. Tom Reilly (the guy in charge of the build) always gives us the grand tour.
Forum: Southeast 01-20-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By jlisler
Georgia Flyouts

Come to Douglas, Georgia next Saturday morning around 10:00 am. A group of us are going to visit the XP-82 Twin Mustang that is under construction there. Talk about a homebuilt on steroids!! We will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By jlisler
I learned recently that you always can rent a...

I learned recently that you always can rent a small U-Haul truck in just about every town. They are cheap compared to most car rentals. Not cool, but cheap especially when you return it to the pick...
Forum: COMM 11-09-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By jlisler
Apollo SL-60 GPS/ Com

I have an Apollo SL-60 installed in a Cessna C140A. The com radio section has failed. It even gives you a warning message that says it is failed and to get service now! That is a big problem because...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,368
Posted By jlisler
Free tubes.

I played with different tires to see which ones have the free tubes. All tires, even though they are the same size, are not included in this offer. For instance, 500 X 5 4 ply Monster Retreads are...
Forum: COMM 08-08-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,072
Posted By jlisler
KY97 Static Problem

I stand corrected! However in my case, if the knob is pulled out I have constant static as described in the original post. Pushed in all is well.
Forum: COMM 08-08-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,072
Posted By jlisler
KY-97 Static Problem

Stating the obvious here but there is a squelch control on the volume control knob. Pull the knob out to adjust the squelch and push in for normal ops.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 62,500
Posted By jlisler
Alternator Reliability Poll

While I have not had an alternator failure within 250 hours, I have had two fail right about the 300 hour mark. The first one at 300 hours was due to bad bearings. The alternator locked up in flight...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-27-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,769
Posted By jlisler
Oil Pressure Adjustment

There are two different types of caps on the oil pressure relief valves. One is adjustable as the one pictured in this thread. Screw it in to raise oil pressure. The second is just a cap without an...
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,866
Posted By jlisler
Am I the only one that has a problem with someone...

Am I the only one that has a problem with someone watching my every move? I guess the State Police will put GPS trackers on my car next :eek:
Forum: Painting your RV 10-06-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,566
Posted By jlisler
I also used the Nason paint. It goes on good with...

I also used the Nason paint. It goes on good with little orange peel and the paint continues to flow out long after you have completed the paint job. The paint will become smoother and flatter over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,959
Posted By jlisler
If you are going to pull the prop through with a...

If you are going to pull the prop through with a hot mag be sure at least one spark plug on each cylinder is removed! Otherwise the engine may fire while you have your hands on the prop. Not good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,747
Posted By jlisler
Don't get my first post wrong. I go to the...

Don't get my first post wrong. I go to the Sun-N-Fun every year that I possibly can and have only missed a couple of shows in 20 years. With the exception of the high food prices, everything else had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,747
Posted By jlisler
I was there on Friday. The arrival was the most...

I was there on Friday. The arrival was the most frustrating and harrowing one I have ever made into the Sun-N-Fun. When we (me in my RV4 and a friend in his RV4) arrived at Lake Parker, the...
Forum: Autopilots 03-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,461
Posted By jlisler
I ordered back in December. With that said, I do...

I ordered back in December. With that said, I do not want one early, I want one that is right and ready to go. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,804
Posted By jlisler
Carb Ice

I never gave much credence to carb icing on my Lycoming O-320 knowing that the carb is mounted on the bottom of the oil pan. I always figured there would be enough heat from the oil to keep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,348
Posted By jlisler
First Flight Issues

1) Canopy rear skirt buzzing (actually howling) when greater than 120 knots. Sounded like the airplane was coming apart until I slowed down and it quit. Started again when I sped up. Note to self,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,728
Posted By jlisler
I added a quart of oil to my Cessna 140A and set...

I added a quart of oil to my Cessna 140A and set out on a local flight of about 25 miles distant. When I landed back at my home base and got out to push the plane back in the hanger, I was horrified...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,456
Posted By jlisler
Cuba

Google Earth Cuba sometime. I found less than a dozen operational airports on the whole island. I did find some old abandoned fields with a few junk MIGs left to rot though.
Forum: RV-4 12-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 393,333
Posted By jlisler
My RV-4 has been flying since March of 2007. It...

My RV-4 has been flying since March of 2007. It currently has about 550 hours and it still makes me smile every time it I hop in....
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,431
Posted By jlisler
RV4 "Dusty"

This not the "Purple Passion" is it?
Forum: RV-4 11-03-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,704
Posted By jlisler
I love my RV4. With that said the side by side...

I love my RV4. With that said the side by side models make more sense. You don't have to worry so much about CG. A tail heavy RV can be extremely light in pitch (as in no stick resistance). Each will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By jlisler
There is. We overnighted there on the way to...

There is. We overnighted there on the way to Oshkosh and were going to use it to get to motel. Too bad we did not reserve it because someone else did. We had to walk. You might want to call ahead.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,725
Posted By jlisler
Bob, do you use The Lycoming oil additive when...

Bob, do you use The Lycoming oil additive when you use the Phillips X/C or is it straight up?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,243
Posted By jlisler
After 540 hours, seven years and about a 1000...

After 540 hours, seven years and about a 1000 landings in my RV4, I cannot say I have perfected the perfect landing technique just yet. I do about 75% wheel landings. Just when I think I have it...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-26-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,566
Posted By jlisler
Disadvantage of automotive paint

My RV4 has been painted for seven years with DuPont urethane single stage paint. The finish is extremely slick and shines as good as any paint out there. With that said, my biggest complaint is that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By jlisler
D10A Wind Velocity Arrow Problem

I believe one thing Dynon told me to check when I had a simular problem was the D10A compass calibration. If the compass is off by a small amount it will make a large difference in the wind velocity...
Forum: RV-4 12-05-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,558
Posted By jlisler
RV4 Rollover Escape Methods

Everybody knows all you need is a battery powered drill with regular drill bit as an escape tool. When you flip over start drilling holes. The canopy will crack and split at every hole you drill. At...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,367
Posted By jlisler
IT FLYS!!!

How big of a radius did you get to fly the hours off? Did you qualify for 25 or is it 40 hours? Maybe you can make it to 17J when you get brave. I'll have a cold one waiting (a bottle of water, that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,308
Posted By jlisler
Replacement Alternator

Warren, PM sent.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,308
Posted By jlisler
Replacement Alternator

Shortly after departing for the Sun and Fun Fly-In Saturday morning, the Van's 35 amp alternator in my RV-4 failed after 260 hours of service. After landing I found that the alternator was completely...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-03-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,961
Posted By jlisler
Unleaded Fuel

I have been running BP 93 octane unleaded fuel that is alcohol free in a 160 horse O-320 for the past several months. So far there has been no performance issues with this combination. There is one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-25-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,092
Posted By jlisler
Spark Plugs

What's the deal with Champion and Unison? Is it true that Champion bought out Unison spark plug division and shut them down? Browsing the new Aircraft Spruce catalog seems to confirm this as there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,566
Posted By jlisler
ZULU Trade Up Deal

I've got a set and they work really well in the high noise of my RV-4. I have recently experienced a high pitch squeal in the right ear cup. Sounds like we are doing a hearing test in that ear. You...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-07-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,616
Posted By jlisler
Tires-New or Monster Recap?

What is the general thought of using recap tires from Desser? The write up on the Monster Retread looks good and I like the idea of the extra tread thickness. Our local crop duster uses retreads and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,814
Posted By jlisler
RV-9 Down at Marianna Florida

RV-9 N362TS went down in trees short of the Marianna airport Sunday.



http://www.panhandleparade.com/index.php/mbb/article/plane_crashes_in_jackson_county/mbb7718467/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By jlisler
Tunica: Amazing FBO & Cheap Fuel

Cheap $4.00 fuel? :eek:
How times have changed.
Forum: RV-4 07-02-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By jlisler
Another Milestone

Pierre, funny you should ask that question. After bragging out how trouble-free the RV4 has been it actually let me down today. It is amazing how these things work that way. On a short hop from 17J...
Forum: RV-4 06-30-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By jlisler
Another Milestone

The Hobbs on my RV-4 just hit 200 hours today. It has been relatively trouble free since the first flight on March 12, 2007. The only squawks so far have been the right brake getting soft a couple of...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,592
Posted By jlisler
The only RV I have ever flown is my RV-4 so I do...

The only RV I have ever flown is my RV-4 so I do not have any other RV data points to compare to. All I can say is that the 184 hours I have in my -4 are the most satisfying hours I have ever spent...
Forum: RV-4 01-13-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,474
Posted By jlisler
RV4 Seats

I have Oregon Aero seat cores in my RV4. They are very comfortable to say the least. I have never suffered any pains (other than the wallet) due to being uncomfortable on these seats and the longest...
Forum: RV-4 09-30-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,036
Posted By jlisler
I have the TruTrak Pictorial Pilot single axis...

I have the TruTrak Pictorial Pilot single axis auto pilot that is slaved to my Garmin hand held GPS installed in my RV4. The system works perfectly and can track a course far straighter than I can. I...
Forum: RV-4 09-22-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,250
Posted By jlisler
Deven, I assume you are using the Vetterman 4...

Deven,

I assume you are using the Vetterman 4 pipe exhaust system as I am. What struck me about your pictures is how long your exhaust extentions are. Are these special order? The ones I got with...
Forum: Midwest 09-06-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By jlisler
David Bishop

Hey Bob, do you know David Bishop out of North Vernon?

Jerry Isler
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,501
Posted By jlisler
Good TW time builder suggestions

I bought a 1949 Cessna 140A to get my tailwheel transition in and to also build up time before I flew my RV-4. I had no tailwheel time what so ever when I bought the C140A. I did horribly until about...
Forum: RV-4 05-28-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,145
Posted By jlisler
RV4 Brake Pics

This is how I did mine. I ran braided hose from the master cylinders all the way to the wheels. There is a common brake fluid reservoir on the firewall. So far, no problems in 134...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,830
Posted By jlisler
Does your plane have a twin?

Funny you should ask this question today. Just last night I found an RV4 with an exact copy of my paint job for sale on Barnstormers. The resemblance is uncanny.

My...
Forum: Southeast 04-22-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,501
Posted By jlisler
Relocating to Dothan Alabama

Pat,
As Bill says, there are several of us around here. I have an RV-4 in Donalsonville, GA - about 35 miles east of Dothan. There is an RV-7A in Headland, Alabama. Headland is just north of Dothan...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-23-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,486
Posted By jlisler
Bainbridge, GA

Alex, sorry I missed you also. I base my RV-4 and Cessna C140A at Bainbridge. I have a hanger on the east end of the field at Harrells aviation. But hey, I'm working 12 hour nightshifts at the salt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By jlisler
Not a real pilot

A Cessna C-120 or C-140 are also good choices. Side-by-side seating is a plus for instruction also. I got my tail dragger endorsement in a 1949 C140A. Nothing I did seemed to work until about the 6th...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,662
Posted By jlisler
High Oil Pressure

You want to remove the washers to lower the oil pressure. The washers go on top of the spring so that the more you add, the more compressed the spring becomes. This compression is what holds the ball...
Forum: COMM 12-12-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,111
Posted By jlisler
Bose Headsets

Is there any vendor that is offering a special on the Bose Aviation X headsets? Not long ago they were offering a cheap handheld GPS as a token but I have not been able to find that now. Does anyone...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-02-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,380
Posted By jlisler
Little River Fly-In

My hat is off to Jerry Cornwell and the Little River gang for the excellent fly-in they sponsored on December 1, 2007. If you did not get to attend you missed a good one. Check out the attached link...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,960
Posted By jlisler
High Performance

Now Pierre, I thought my lazy foot was just between you and me.

Jerry Isler
RV4 N455J
Honor graduate and survivor of Pierre's transition training.
(I highly recommend)
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