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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-10-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,839
Posted By jbDC9
Thread drift; I hand propped an IO-520 on a Baron...

Thread drift; I hand propped an IO-520 on a Baron 58 once. Just once. Was the easiest hand prop Iíve ever done, and I suspect that was all luck. I certainly wouldnít want to try it again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,800
Posted By jbDC9
I missed out on flying my RV this weekend and...

I missed out on flying my RV this weekend and ended up flying the CAF Curtiss SB2C Helldiver at the Reading, PA airshow instead; Friday morning I was hopping some paid rides in it and met my second...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-17-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,774
Posted By jbDC9
I finally got around to adding this spring to my...

I finally got around to adding this spring to my quadrant; it works! No more prop lever creeping forward, yay! It's such a simple mod, but duh, not something I'd have thought of...

Thanks!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-15-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By jbDC9
Itís actually not a bad little airstrip; the...

Itís actually not a bad little airstrip; the (narrow) runway pavement is fine but the parking area is a bit crappy. The runwayís high point is at the north end and slopes down to the south into a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By jbDC9
Same, email sentÖ JB

Same, email sentÖ

JB
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By jbDC9
I canít find the RV-14 stick in the Vans web...

I canít find the RV-14 stick in the Vans web store; can someone post a part number please?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-16-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,438
Posted By jbDC9
Bringing an old thread back from the dead... I...

Bringing an old thread back from the dead...

I have an audio noise issue on my RV-8, and I've isolated a good bit of it as coming from my dual Pmag power leads, so I've been wondering if I should...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,805
Posted By jbDC9
Yep! Weight, complexity, troubleÖ for an hour...

Yep!



Weight, complexity, troubleÖ for an hour meter? Not really. You install it once and it just works, quietly keeping an eye on the airframe hours. The notion of tracking times on a scrap of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By jbDC9
I donít know if anything is happening fast these...

I donít know if anything is happening fast these days; my set of 4 cylinders have been at Salís for over 6 weeks with no end in sight. They are ECI Cerminil jugs though, so apparently they need extra...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-25-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By jbDC9
I did a similar search awhile back looking for...

I did a similar search awhile back looking for walkable hotels in that area, but didnít come up with many options. One I did find though was Danville, VA. KDAN. It doesnít look fancy, but thereís a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By jbDC9
I have nothing to add from a bolt torque point of...

I have nothing to add from a bolt torque point of view, but, I'm also in the same boat of replacing my mount isolators right now. Why, oh why is this such a pain in the butt to get these 4 bolts in?...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,220
Posted By jbDC9
Yep, thatís why I check it regularly; while Iíve...

Yep, thatís why I check it regularly; while Iíve never found anything notable in the sump screen, it keeps it clean.

Background on why I do it; I bought my engine used (1660 hrs from a flight...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,613
Posted By jbDC9
Thatís a new one, never heard of that beforeÖ are...

Thatís a new one, never heard of that beforeÖ are you thinking of three threads showing on a nut/bolt?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,220
Posted By jbDC9
Maybe Iím a weird one, but I pull the sump screen...

Maybe Iím a weird one, but I pull the sump screen at every oil change; itís easy access (RV-8) and only costs a few cents for a new crush washer. I havenít found any big metal chunks, but thereís...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,813
Posted By jbDC9
1875

Updating an old thread;

1875 hours on my ECI cylinders, and methinks they need help.

These particular jugs were manufactured in 1995 by Lycoming and run for 1660 hours on a Geronimo Apache before I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,465
Posted By jbDC9
Itís just a Google Map overlay; if you have a...

Itís just a Google Map overlay; if you have a Google account, log in and go to Google Maps, then look for ďMy MapsĒ to get started. Youíll have to manually scroll and zoom to drop and label the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,465
Posted By jbDC9
Itís just ďpush pinsĒ on a Google map, no logbook...

Itís just ďpush pinsĒ on a Google map, no logbook data dumps, just zoom in to an airport and drop a pin; the map keeps a count of how many total pins so you donít even have to count Ďem up. Iíve only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,465
Posted By jbDC9
500 airports.

I'll admit it; I'm a geek.

Over the last 15 years and 1875 hours of flying my RV-8, I've been on a sort of unofficial quest to cover the Lower 48 states of the US and to land at as many different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,487
Posted By jbDC9
Yes it does! Houston Hooks airport used to have...

Yes it does!

Houston Hooks airport used to have a bunch, but methinks the numbers have dwindled a bit; off the top of my head I can count 8Ö Iím sure there are a few more, but I never see Ďem. Maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,989
Posted By jbDC9
I've been an incredible slacker this year in my...

I've been an incredible slacker this year in my RV! Only 85 hours and barely broke out of Texas... but hey, Texas is a pretty big state. I did better last year with 156 hours and several trips...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,802
Posted By jbDC9
I flew my -8 from Houston up to McKinney to spend...

I flew my -8 from Houston up to McKinney to spend Xmas with my Mom; up and back for a quick visit, it beats driving and the airlinesÖ yay RVs!
Forum: Safety 11-21-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By jbDC9
:eek: Yikes, 496 pages of RV training stuff??...

:eek:

Yikes, 496 pages of RV training stuff?? How is that even possible?

My B-17 and T-28 checkout training material combined is maybe a third of that. Curtiss Helldiver manual? 88 pages. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,815
Posted By jbDC9
Theyíre the same basic filter, but the 1515 is...

Theyíre the same basic filter, but the 1515 is longer by an inch or two. Iíve been using the 1068 on my -8 for years, no issues and plenty of clearance from the firewall. If you use a 1515 on a -7,...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,126
Posted By jbDC9
Overhead break approaches. I know they get hashed...

Overhead break approaches. I know they get hashed to death on various pilot forums, pros and cons. I hate to beat the dead horse here, but since it came upÖ

The thing(s) about flying overhead...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,126
Posted By jbDC9
But, done properly, an overhead entry is...

But, done properly, an overhead entry is perfectly safeÖ
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-01-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,386
Posted By jbDC9
Ha! I heard the same thing when I did my DC-3...

Ha! I heard the same thing when I did my DC-3 type rating ride with Doug back in July... but I'm only 5-10 feet left! And there I was trying to be all professional and whatnot. Busted!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,448
Posted By jbDC9
Not so, see 91.209(b). What I have seen though is...

Not so, see 91.209(b). What I have seen though is that Cirrus apparently puts “strobes on” on their “before start” checklist so that they’re flashing on the ground which then makes some guys think...
Forum: Midwest 09-27-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By jbDC9
I’ve heard O’Hare is pretty friendly. No wait!...

I’ve heard O’Hare is pretty friendly.

No wait! Sorry, I was hallucinating. ORD is nasty even for airline guys and the rough taxiways will destroy your wheel pants, don’t do it!

Typed as I sit here...
Forum: California 09-05-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,761
Posted By jbDC9
Itís kind of ironic to hear that, as Iíd noticed...

Itís kind of ironic to hear that, as Iíd noticed the same thing here in Texas; 15 years ago there were RV fly outs and breakfast/burger/BBQ runs several times per monthÖ Iíd finished my RV just in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,945
Posted By jbDC9
A fantastic report on an epic trip. From First...

A fantastic report on an epic trip. From First Flight to Palm Springs in a day; just... wow.

And it's not just you on the Flight Sim Meigs thing; as a kid in the early '80s I basically taught myself...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By jbDC9
Itís weird, but, the search function on this...

Itís weird, but, the search function on this forum is oddly worthless.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-24-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 84,835
Posted By jbDC9
A westbound transcon trip over one long day.......

A westbound transcon trip over one long day.... 14 hours in the seat? Dude, you're my hero! My longest was 10 hours in the seat Houston - Boise, and I was beat!

Get Classic Aero if you can, they're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By jbDC9
Isnít that line from Carl the groundskeeper in...

Isnít that line from Carl the groundskeeper in Caddyshack? :p

Carl Spackler: ďGreat big gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts! How 'bout a nice cool drink, varmints? Scum... slime... menace to the...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,343
Posted By jbDC9
Another vote for Classic Aero. I'm at 14+ years...

Another vote for Classic Aero. I'm at 14+ years and 1800 hours on my seats, which has included a few 8-10 hour days in the seat. No complaints. They're comfortable, durable... they just work. Gray...
Forum: RV-4 08-03-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,669
Posted By jbDC9
Another vote for Wilkerson retreads! They have a...

Another vote for Wilkerson retreads! They have a website but no online ordering, so you gotta call, but that's okay since they're just so friendly on the phone.

I've used Desser retreads as well, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,748
Posted By jbDC9
Looks beautiful, but such a teaser tiny fragment...

Looks beautiful, but such a teaser tiny fragment of it… any other pics of the rest of it? Pretty cool that the tent matches the paint job.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,094
Posted By jbDC9
Man, now I feel old; so it's been 16-ish years...

Man, now I feel old; so it's been 16-ish years since Val was in your garage shop and Jim K and I stopped in to see just how in the heck you drill the gear legs to the lower longerons... time...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,706
Posted By jbDC9
My solo Iron Butt record in my RV-8 is 10 hours...

My solo Iron Butt record in my RV-8 is 10 hours from Houston to Boise, ID last summer with multiple stops along the way. My ďduty dayĒ was around 14-15 hours... I was worn out after that! The Classic...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-10-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,574
Posted By jbDC9
I must be weird, but, same here. At work (737)...

I must be weird, but, same here.

At work (737) we have iPads with a Jepp app... no more paper revisions, yay!! We have the ability to scribble notes on the screen, but Iíve found that the only time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,756
Posted By jbDC9
Ha! That's my main gripe against line crew these...

Ha! That's my main gripe against line crew these days; some have no idea how to marshal a taildragger! It seems so simple, if they can't see me, I can't see them. It gets really comical when I taxi...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-23-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By jbDC9
What? Cheap gas AND ice cream?? I had no idea,...

What? Cheap gas AND ice cream?? I had no idea, but flew right over it... thatís it, I gotta go back!

To add a coupla more SoCal airports;
Kern Valley (L05). Cool airport with a diner.
Santa Paula...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-23-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By jbDC9
+1 on Red Lodge, MT. I stopped in for the night...

+1 on Red Lodge, MT. I stopped in for the night last July, walked to the Yodeler hotel, then up the street for beer/food. Just a nice place for an overnight.

Then you gotta hit Johnson Creek, ID....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-12-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,165
Posted By jbDC9
Wow, 5500+ hours... same engine? Any new...

Wow, 5500+ hours... same engine? Any new cylinders at least?

Dang, I'm seriously impressed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,454
Posted By jbDC9
Congrats Greg! Now, get back to work on all those...

Congrats Greg! Now, get back to work on all those other projects in your hangar...

:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,657
Posted By jbDC9
Exactly this. I dreaded the job going into it,...

Exactly this.

I dreaded the job going into it, but it really wasnít that big of a deal to get it done. And for peace of mind, itís priceless. Seriously, when itís all done the forward spar looks...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,554
Posted By jbDC9
Same setup here with a Strong 304. Happy with it.

Same setup here with a Strong 304. Happy with it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,447
Posted By jbDC9
An update; My problem appears to be solved! Not...

An update;

My problem appears to be solved! Not that Iím all that smart of a detective... but, itís my Spot tracker causing interference with my GPS reception. I read on another forum last week that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,281
Posted By jbDC9
Not overkill, it would work fine, but the problem...

Not overkill, it would work fine, but the problem for most RVs is the lack of attach points at the axle. For an RV-8 with the flat steel gear legs, tow bar attach rings could be fabricated and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,807
Posted By jbDC9
I donít know the ramp skin gauge on my -8, itís...

I donít know the ramp skin gauge on my -8, itís whatever was standard on a 2004 vintage QB kit... I had multiple ramp cracks within the first hundred hours running a 4 into 1 exhaust pipe with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,845
Posted By jbDC9
Whoa, for once I actually had an ďRV weekendĒ!......

Whoa, for once I actually had an ďRV weekendĒ!... Saturday morning flew from Houston up to Sulphur Springs to a fly-in; was a huge turn out, looked like 75+ airplanes of all types. Then over to Mt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By jbDC9
Thereís no doubt that using one of those cool...

Thereís no doubt that using one of those cool robot tugs on a taildragger is silly easy, just scoop up the tailwheel and put it right where you want it. But to say that the old school front towbar on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,889
Posted By jbDC9
Wow. They do indeed, for the low low price of...

Wow. They do indeed, for the low low price of only $651. Each. :eek: Bright I’m sure, but man, that’s a lot of coin. I went with Baja Designs Squadron Pro flush mounts. Like ‘em a lot.

For LED wig...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-28-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,129
Posted By jbDC9
Wow! Thatís bad. Really, really bad. It even...

Wow! Thatís bad. Really, really bad. It even makes my crappy paint job look like an OSH award winner.

Sorry man...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-20-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,434
Posted By jbDC9
I was thinking the same; North Houston is a...

I was thinking the same; North Houston is a decent little airport for locals, but not so much for transients for lack of ground transport. Conroe is a good choice along with Hooks (DWH); both have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,751
Posted By jbDC9
Exactly... which is why my paint job turned out...

Exactly... which is why my paint job turned out so crappy. I took it to a ďpro painterĒ, but he was in transition and setting up a new shop. No paint booth, no good crew. He painted the white base in...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-12-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,036
Posted By jbDC9
Yep, a good idea.

Yep, a good idea.
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,712
Posted By jbDC9
Yes indeed, ATC can see us now, which can either...

Yes indeed, ATC can see us now, which can either be scary or helpful... not sure which way I lean just yet. Mostly helpful I guess.

I had a similar ATC interaction a month or two ago arriving back...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-01-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,395
Posted By jbDC9
No pics here either, and I didnít take the RV,...

No pics here either, and I didnít take the RV, but... I did get in a practice formation hop this afternoon with me in a CAF AT-6 and a buddy in a T-28. Was a nice day in Houston to do some monkeying...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-30-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,064
Posted By jbDC9
Aww címon Paul, thatís strictly anecdotal. Itíll...

Aww címon Paul, thatís strictly anecdotal. Itíll never hold up in court! ;)

I have almost 1800 hrs on my Pmag adapters; think Iíve replaced two over the years, but no real failures...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,932
Posted By jbDC9
This right here. I fly some noisy stuff, so...

This right here.

I fly some noisy stuff, so awhile back I tried that Pilot PA-7X “high noise” mic on one of my headsets. Meh, unimpressed. But, on my HGU-55 helmet I have the David Clark M-7A mic;...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,977
Posted By jbDC9
Here's another "ditto" to the above comments;...

Here's another "ditto" to the above comments; I've flown a few times with some big dudes in the back, maybe max of 250 lbs. Not fun. I'm 185-ish lbs.

Your buddy is 275 lbs? I wouldn't fly him,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,699
Posted By jbDC9
What he said! I installed this $35 red LED on the...

What he said! I installed this $35 red LED on the belly of my -8. Itís cheap, effective, quiet and an easy install. Having it flashing on the belly has saved me twice recently from walking away and...
Forum: Safety 10-14-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,431
Posted By jbDC9
Looks like Classic Aero to me... yikes! Wonder if...

Looks like Classic Aero to me... yikes! Wonder if I should open mine up for a look?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,642
Posted By jbDC9
It's a small world on this internet thingy isn't...

It's a small world on this internet thingy isn't it?

After waiting several hours in Bangor waiting for the coastal fog to lift, Bar Harbor finally opened up, yay! So, I blasted off for BHB; no real...
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