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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,841
Posted By jchang10
Here is an idea. The back baffle should come from...

Here is an idea. The back baffle should come from the factory with the holes prepunched out. It's a convenient way to chase fuel leaks in the future. If I were building now, I would just do them from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,512
Posted By jchang10
I lived with clicks from the conventional strobe...

I lived with clicks from the conventional strobe pack. Tried everything to fix it even toroids randomly placed on wires. Eventually I gave up. Lived with it for a couple of years. Limited my use of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,578
Posted By jchang10
I have now repaired all 3 of my wheel pants....

I have now repaired all 3 of my wheel pants. While debating the adv and dis of wheel pants vs retract gear, I wondered has anyone seen "retract wheel pants"?!?!

I envision a small electric motor to...
Forum: California 06-30-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,129
Posted By jchang10
http://www.tutimaacademy.com/ Or just fly or...

http://www.tutimaacademy.com/

Or just fly or drive a short distance south and get some of the best aerobatic instruction available anywhere.
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,057
Posted By jchang10
I agree with the last post. Your tank does not...

I agree with the last post. Your tank does not come close to the illustrations. I would almost say it is guaranteed to have a leak. I am sorry to say this to you. Better someone says something now...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,390
Posted By jchang10
Hi Ivan, I live in SF, so I can help, too. I will...

Hi Ivan, I live in SF, so I can help, too. I will send you a PM with my contact info.

Especially around the city and in all neighborhoods, the most important piece of advice, unfortunately, that...
Forum: California 08-15-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,290
Posted By jchang10
The official date is August 16th. Today is the...

The official date is August 16th. Today is the 15th.

I usually use skyvector, but it's not on there yet.

However, it looks like the new sectional is available on this site now:

http://vfrmap.com/
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-07-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,226
Posted By jchang10
I havent been there since the runway debacle, so...

I havent been there since the runway debacle, so I am curious, too. I am due for a visit.

In the past, it has generally been a good to great GA airport. Free transient parking all along the south of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,132
Posted By jchang10
I wonder if it would be interesting to see other...

I wonder if it would be interesting to see other RV records by model. Might be a fun thing to compare our own numbers.

They get posted somewhere then lost. Would be good to have a single organized...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,366
Posted By jchang10
https://youtu.be/PPaESFlSXVw "Sebastian Thrun:...

https://youtu.be/PPaESFlSXVw

"Sebastian Thrun: Making flying cars a reality"

Sounds like it's getting close.
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By jchang10
Here is a pic of the folding ebike Bruce...

Here is a pic of the folding ebike Bruce mentioned. It is a kit of course. The electric motor and battery from lunacycle.com. The bike from craigslist. It is a Dahon Mariner (aluminum frame,...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,228
Posted By jchang10
Have you checked the side skin on the passenger...

Have you checked the side skin on the passenger side by their calves? This is a common area that others have mentioned for a resonant vibration. It is on mine. Just touch the skin while in cruise. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,444
Posted By jchang10
On phone so keeping this brief. I just did crater...

On phone so keeping this brief. I just did crater lake into Medford millionair. Best fbo experience yet. Mercedes crew car, expensive mtn bike loaners, showers, soda fountain great. Waived parking...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-01-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 36,383
Posted By jchang10
https://www.facebook.com/events/1688190004819848 ...

https://www.facebook.com/events/1688190004819848

It looks like 2017 is scheduled for Aug 19-20. However, the solar eclipse is the 21st or that weekend, which may conflict with people's plans.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,036
Posted By jchang10
Although after all that walking, I did...

Although after all that walking, I did appreciate the fancy massage chairs and fancy rocking chairs. If you did not try them, you missed out! Just wish I could afford a PC-12 which could carry one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,013
Posted By jchang10
Avare is awesome if you are not an apple fanboy....

Avare is awesome if you are not an apple fanboy. In fact pretty much our only option! Also the only option where you CAN change the code if so inclined. Amazing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,519
Posted By jchang10
20 AH battery running a .5A fan should run for 40...

20 AH battery running a .5A fan should run for 40 hrs. The ice prob won't last for longer than a few hours tho. Not bad. Ill eventually make my own too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,683
Posted By jchang10
Hi Bruce, i would definitely watch the trailing...

Hi Bruce, i would definitely watch the trailing edges for sure. I definitely have other exposed edges which are fine so far.

Yes, even though i am hangared, i have to fly over the ocean every time i...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,683
Posted By jchang10
IMHO, the answer is it depends. I assume if the...

IMHO, the answer is it depends. I assume if the vinyl layer is air and water tight, it wont corrode. Same thing as paint. I do have some other edge cut vinyl, but they are not showing any signs. E.g....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,683
Posted By jchang10
I believe doing this wrap around on trailing edge...

I believe doing this wrap around on trailing edge skins is important. I did not do this on my HS because I was worried the wrap-around would not stay in place properly. Thus, i just edge cut it. This...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,681
Posted By jchang10
I saw this video when it first came out. Looking...

I saw this video when it first came out. Looking at it again, it sure looks like the airplane gear hit the sandy bottom and then flipped. See how shallow the water is where it flipped over? The good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,528
Posted By jchang10
+1 for KTRM. cheaper and convenient rental cars...

+1 for KTRM. cheaper and convenient rental cars make up for the extra 10 minute drive. plenty of runway and plenty of ramp space.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,428
Posted By jchang10
Oops, i just edited original post to add that...

Oops, i just edited original post to add that mine is an electric conversion kit from a relatively new company called lunacycle.com. Basically, they are a reseller for parts (motor and batteries)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,428
Posted By jchang10
I have to agree. They say no hinges, but it sure...

I have to agree. They say no hinges, but it sure looks like a hinge to lock the front wheel in right at the bottom of the head stem. This is a critical stress area you do not want to have fail....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-04-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,013
Posted By jchang10
FYI. A month ago, overnight parking at transient...

FYI. A month ago, overnight parking at transient was $7. I never noticed this before, so i wonder if this is a new thing. They set up a collection box and everything. :mad:
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-12-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,532
Posted By jchang10
Will try to stop by as well!

Will try to stop by as well!
Forum: Propellers 08-16-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 35,490
Posted By jchang10
I am just getting wind of the failures. Wow. I am...

I am just getting wind of the failures. Wow. I am truly sorry this has happened. It sounds like 2 happened on fairly low time. Weasel's happened after 1000+ hours? None affected by the MT SB?

Thus,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,254
Posted By jchang10
It seems like the -8's are the winners in "total"...

It seems like the -8's are the winners in "total" performance (ie. speed combined with efficiency). I wonder what an -8 with -9 or -10 wings would be like. Anyone else curious? :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,472
Posted By jchang10
Awesome. Ok, you guys thought of everything. ;)...

Awesome. Ok, you guys thought of everything. ;) Yes, it is even in my Rev B copy. I missed it.

Thanks again!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,472
Posted By jchang10
Figured i would post under the GMA 245 thread. It...

Figured i would post under the GMA 245 thread. It doesnt look like this feature is supported by the newest audio panel.

I would love that the MON (Monitor) feature would tune out the Intercom as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 44,120
Posted By jchang10
After a bit of touch up maintenance and a wave,...

After a bit of touch up maintenance and a wave, the Russian blasted off to his next stop. Not even Jason Bourne could keep up with Vlad! :D

Quick follow-up update. It was a true pleasure to host...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 44,120
Posted By jchang10
Quick update. Vlad is safe and sound in "sunny"...

Quick update. Vlad is safe and sound in "sunny" California. Interestingly, we have the same weather here as in Barrow, AK. Cold and low overcast. Go figure! Arrival was a piece of cake....
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-31-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 36,383
Posted By jchang10
Alvord 2016

The 2016 Alvord Desert Flyin is scheduled for this next weekend August 5, 6, and 7. Scheduled to coincide with the Perseid meteor shower and the new moon.

The FATPNW link on FB is here. Good...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-25-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,013
Posted By jchang10
Do you guys use HITS? Ive never flown with it....

Do you guys use HITS? Ive never flown with it. Personally, i dont see the utility. I already have the magenta line.

I am ALL about decluttering. We already know there is enough *stuff* to completely...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-25-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 26,619
Posted By jchang10
YES! I have been longing for a cleaner map page...

YES! I have been longing for a cleaner map page or a declutter button. This would help in that regard for sure. I hope its available in the software update.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,638
Posted By jchang10
One thing that frustrates me is that I wish there...

One thing that frustrates me is that I wish there were an easier to way to stack boxes on top of each other. Think NYC buildings vs. Montana. It would save some space. I did my best and stacked a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,393
Posted By jchang10
I just got an antenna from DP as well for a top...

I just got an antenna from DP as well for a top mounted straight COM antenna. After drilling the holes, i realized that you really really want the company to be around for a long long time making the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-13-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,955
Posted By jchang10
Sorry, i dont mean to make you feel any worse but...

Sorry, i dont mean to make you feel any worse but not sure about 6.5 hours. I usually flight plan 165 knots so ETE shows 4:44 with today's calm winds for KLAF to KCOI. You would probably need to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,749
Posted By jchang10
https://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/manuals...

https://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/manuals.htm?partNo=010-01318-01&language=en&country=US

Thanks Jon! Found the links above. I just read the pilots guide. It actually never even mentions the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,749
Posted By jchang10
I am in the market to replace my GMA 240 as well....

I am in the market to replace my GMA 240 as well. Maybe someone can answer these questions about the 245.

1. Is the 245 a drop-in replacement for the 240? Pin for pin compatible? How much...
Forum: California 06-26-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,840
Posted By jchang10
Wow. Very pretty green. Have fun!

Wow. Very pretty green. Have fun!
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,049
Posted By jchang10
Yeah, i definitely agree with Bob. You will...

Yeah, i definitely agree with Bob. You will become good friends with your local UPS/USPS/Fedex delivery guy. This is the start of many many many deliveries.
Forum: ADS-B 06-16-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,167
Posted By jchang10
I had a time when i was showing off the ADS-B...

I had a time when i was showing off the ADS-B traffic capabilities to a passenger. "See it shows you all the airplane traffic. Cool huh?" Right there, she says why dont i see that airplane in front...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-23-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,152
Posted By jchang10
We have a nice airport at NutTree (KVCB) that has...

We have a nice airport at NutTree (KVCB) that has all kinds of shopping and restaurants within easy walking distance. It would be great if all airports could be like this. In the past, there was even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,120
Posted By jchang10
I dont even want to think about nose rings, eye...

I dont even want to think about nose rings, eye brow rings, belly button rings, lip rings, and such. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,368
Posted By jchang10
I was taught this shutdown method by a more...

I was taught this shutdown method by a more experienced friend. I wonder if it would help.

RPM to 1200. Slowly lean out mixture until you peak EGTs and keep going. When the engine gets rough, then...
Forum: RV-4 04-29-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 346,825
Posted By jchang10
What about the exhaust fairings? Looks like you...

What about the exhaust fairings? Looks like you started to do something there. That is one thing i wish Van would improve: better exhaust fairings. I looked at a Lancair ES and was duly impressed by...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-18-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,097
Posted By jchang10
Here you go. That hosting site doesnt make it...

Here you go. That hosting site doesnt make it easy, though. You have to click the sort of right up arrow on top right, select Embed, copy the address below from the text it shows you. Otherwise, it...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-12-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,097
Posted By jchang10
http://www.mojaveflyin.com/ I can't believe it...

http://www.mojaveflyin.com/

I can't believe it is another year. Anybody planning it? Looks like great weather for the entire weekend.

2 Vans' engineers scheduled to speak Sat at 11am.
Forum: California 04-06-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,381
Posted By jchang10
No. I have not landed Shelter Cove, yet. One day....

No. I have not landed Shelter Cove, yet. One day. Ive heard there is enough to do within walking distance of the airport, such as walking the beaches, camping overnight, and even surfing. A surfing...
Forum: California 04-06-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,381
Posted By jchang10
FYI. KMPI has the FBO and rental cars available...

FYI. KMPI has the FBO and rental cars available again. Call them up. Good aviation guys making a go of it. I think it was $76/24 hr period.

The waterfalls are in full flow and blossom. Hasnt been...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By jchang10
Hope you post some photos of them on after...

Hope you post some photos of them on after install.

I have a feeling the local authorities are going to start getting UFO reports in the area. ;)
Forum: Polishing your RV 03-23-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,857
Posted By jchang10
Come on guys. Even a busy guy like Francis Ford...

Come on guys. Even a busy guy like Francis Ford Coppola at age 75 says one of his favorite things to do is polish his TBM-850.

http://www.bjtonline.com/business-jet-news/francis-ford-coppola

Just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,276
Posted By jchang10
Cleaning the Oceans and Flying on Waste

http://cafe.foundation/blog/cleaning-the-oceans-and-flying-on-waste/

Summary: An Aussie pilot flying to Alaska in an RV-9 converted to burn diesel made from recycled plastic

Has this been posted...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,396
Posted By jchang10
My 2c... 1. If you want to use the co-pilot...

My 2c...

1. If you want to use the co-pilot screen, you will want to "cant" it so you have a more direct view. In my case, it is a single piece of Al with 2 bends and a few nutplates. Made all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,446
Posted By jchang10
A friend of mine had to do some commuting to...

A friend of mine had to do some commuting to downtown. He chose KSAN, which he said was fairly reasonable, considering no landing fee, and you are already downtown. Fuel is a little higher of...
Forum: Safety 01-07-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,119
Posted By jchang10
Pretty darn scary. That guy is lucky to have...

Pretty darn scary. That guy is lucky to have "only" shat his pants!
Forum: California 12-29-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,840
Posted By jchang10
+1 what Mel said. Nearly *everyone* gets their...

+1 what Mel said. Nearly *everyone* gets their private in a rented spam can for very good reasons. Once you fly that thing around a while with your "license to learn," then you will truly know if...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,983
Posted By jchang10
It is actually the original champion plugs that...

It is actually the original champion plugs that came with the engine from Lycoming. It does seem strange to see those threads. Anybody else know?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,802
Posted By jchang10
Congrats! Also, i would recommend getting as...

Congrats!

Also, i would recommend getting as perfect a seal around the door as possible. IE, one piece. You will get an annoying whistling noise, otherwise. If you cant hear the whistling, dont...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,983
Posted By jchang10
Hopefully, you can see the images again. Google...

Hopefully, you can see the images again. Google is going from picasaweb to photos, and of course it breaks something.

You are right, the ViVidia scope is rigid, but i had no problems with it at all....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,983
Posted By jchang10
I would have to say excellent. In my limited...

I would have to say excellent. In my limited experience with the other cheaper cameras, there were so many other issues you hit before ever getting to the point of nitpicking about color.

Framing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,983
Posted By jchang10
Not sure about a scale, but this was an attempt...

Not sure about a scale, but this was an attempt to capture both intake and exhaust valves. I think you might be able to go back further, by moving the piston away as far as possible. I figured the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,983
Posted By jchang10
Tip: Cheap Good Borescope

ViVidia AbleScope VA-400 USB Rigid Borescope Endoscope with 180 Degree Articulating 8.5mm Diameter Probe

$150...
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