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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,205
Posted By jetjok
Not one of your points is even close to needing...

Not one of your points is even close to needing debate. KSNA has always had the most performance testing departures, highest noise restrictions, and loudest complainers around the airport.
The part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,541
Posted By jetjok
Thank you for all the responses! I pay the extra...

Thank you for all the responses!
I pay the extra fee for the AOPA Legal Services every year, and decided to get a little return on my investment. An email was sent to AOPA earlier today, and I heard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,541
Posted By jetjok
Reregistration of Aircraft After Divorce

Does anyone have any experience getting their aircraft reregistered to sole ownership after a divorce? I have to accomplish that with my RV-6, now that things are finalized.
When I added my wife's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 44,002
Posted By jetjok
Question...

A very slight drift, but since it is mentioned in the SI, I thought that I would ask.
I noticed throughout the thread that no one has mentioned using the split seal. Any valid reasons for this? Over...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By jetjok
Thanks!

Yep...I had googled a parts manual to get a number for a replacement tube, and failed to notice that I had ended up with a different series IO-540. Came to the hangar and got my manual, and was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By jetjok
IO-540 Push Rod Shroud Tube Question

I am working on a IO-540- J series engine replacing the push rod tube seals. I noticed that the tubes have different P/N for exhaust and intake. But, I am trying to see what the difference in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By jetjok
Then how does one adjust the fit of the cap?

Then how does one adjust the fit of the cap?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,525
Posted By jetjok
If I read correctly, he flew one leg...

If I read correctly, he flew one leg (Parker-Minden), and the failure apparently occurred while enroute.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,142
Posted By jetjok
With only 200 built, I guess I was not "quite"...

With only 200 built, I guess I was not "quite" incorrect. But none the less incorrect!
Thanks for the info, Mel. I had no idea that early Mooneys had O-320's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,142
Posted By jetjok
I could be quite incorrect, but I have never seen...

I could be quite incorrect, but I have never seen a Mooney with an O-320. My guess is that it is an O-360-A1A. I agree that value wise the engine is almost done and is worth near core value. That...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,655
Posted By jetjok
Me Too

My -6 was an early 90's kit, and has the same smoking rivets. It was obvious that they need to be replaced, but now I know about the reinforcing brackets that need to be fabricated.
Thanks, guys!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,566
Posted By jetjok
SCSU President Leads Game Flyover

SCSU President James Clark, flying his RV-6, led the formation over the school's game with Clemson. Very...
Forum: Job Board 08-20-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,932
Posted By jetjok
Thumbs up Welcome to the West Coast!

And best of all...No more Toledo winters! :D
Tony was one of the first RV guys that I met when I was looking to buy. I throughly enjoyed the flight in his -6A.
Forum: Safety 04-13-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,043
Posted By jetjok
From the data posted on this site, it appears...

From the data posted on this site, it appears that the effectiveness is as follows:

Butyl - Very Good

Neoprene
or - Good
Natural Latex

Nitrile - Poor
Forum: Safety 04-13-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,043
Posted By jetjok
Muchas Gracias, Sam!

Muchas Gracias, Sam!
Forum: Safety 04-13-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,043
Posted By jetjok
+1 to the List

***This thread needs to be moved to a more general forum, as it is applicable to more than just RV-12's!

[thread moved to "Safety"; S. Buchanan]

Many years ago, I too, used to use MEK as an "every...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,188
Posted By jetjok
Of course when I read this my ADHD kicked in, and...

Of course when I read this my ADHD kicked in, and I had to try to find the SI. However, I was not successful and since I have a cup of Poly Tone gelling, I needed to move on. However, I did find the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,188
Posted By jetjok
Don, Since the discussion has seemed to drift off...

Don,
Since the discussion has seemed to drift off into the weeds, I wanted to add a suggestion (it was mentioned in a previous post) to your original plan. Purchase a portable bottle, and install it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,194
Posted By jetjok
Did you perchance call Catto Props to let them...

Did you perchance call Catto Props to let them know there is an issue?
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-12-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,248
Posted By jetjok
Right you are! However, some of the loose slosh...

Right you are! However, some of the loose slosh problems that I have seen on other RV's were very small flecks that easily passed through the fuel pick up, lodged in the gascolator screen, and in one...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-11-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,248
Posted By jetjok
Mel, What filters did you install? I will admit...

Mel,
What filters did you install? I will admit it to the group...."My name is Mark, and I have sloshed tanks!" Currently, I have no issues with the slosh coming loose, but I know that at some time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,222
Posted By jetjok
Apparently the GlassAir pilot neglected to raise...

Apparently the GlassAir pilot neglected to raise the landing gear!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By jetjok
Raymo has it correct. I did not elaborate on the...

Raymo has it correct. I did not elaborate on the exact position, as it appeared that different model O-235's had slightly different locations for the temp probe.

Go to your local airport and see if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By jetjok
Gary, It goes on the oil filter adapter.

Gary,
It goes on the oil filter adapter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,604
Posted By jetjok
What color was the smoke? White or black?

What color was the smoke? White or black?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,369
Posted By jetjok
What was it about VOR's that befuddled you?

What was it about VOR's that befuddled you?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,647
Posted By jetjok
Is the...

gasket seated fully against the cylinder boss? It does not look like it in the photo.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,160
Posted By jetjok
Prop Seal

Anna,
It is likely that the seal is beginning to leak. The cold weather makes the seals less pliable, and is exacerbating the seepage of grease. Unfortunately, this is not something that your local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,938
Posted By jetjok
Bill, Having read some of Mr. Busch's articles...

Bill,
Having read some of Mr. Busch's articles and his stated philosophy for "minimalist" practices, I think I know what you are saying. But, might you elaborate for the OP?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,938
Posted By jetjok
The cost of complying with Lycoming SB 240V could...

The cost of complying with Lycoming SB 240V could be expensive in and of itself.
To call it an overhaul, compliance would be mandatory. That is why it has been suggested that to do an IRAN.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,938
Posted By jetjok
Why not do a teardown and see what you have? Base...

Why not do a teardown and see what you have? Base the scope of work on what you see when you open the engine. You can also remove two cylinders on the same side, which will allow you to inspect the...
Forum: Safety 01-08-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,049
Posted By jetjok
Just tried the link I have in Msg #1, and the...

Just tried the link I have in Msg #1, and the link that krwalsh posted in Msg #2. Both worked and the video played.
Last night, I tried to show it to my bride, and it would not work or was missing...
Forum: Safety 01-07-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,049
Posted By jetjok
Thanks! Corrected it in my post.

Thanks! Corrected it in my post.
Forum: Safety 01-07-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,049
Posted By jetjok
Apathy

Not specifically RV related, but certainly germane to all pilots, passengers, etc.

The 40 years that I have been flying has allowed me to gain insight and experience. As such, it also allows me to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,285
Posted By jetjok
Lycoming SI

In addition to excellent advice already stated by Vic, I wanted to point out that Lycoming SI 480E addresses checking the suction screen.
As I seem to be not clever enough to post the .pdf link, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,695
Posted By jetjok
Michael... Oh, I am sure that you are the first...

Michael...
Oh, I am sure that you are the first guy to ever do that! What Carl suggested is a good place to start. Do what you have to and find it. Good luck!
BTW..The "Dumbest Move" club has many...
Forum: Safety 12-15-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,129
Posted By jetjok
From the experience that I gleaned working on...

From the experience that I gleaned working on ranches, I certainly hope not!;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,214
Posted By jetjok
IF you can fly a Luscombe well, than you will...

IF you can fly a Luscombe well, than you will have no problem with an RV. Compared to my 1950 Piper Pacer, the RV is very docile.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,965
Posted By jetjok
Sennheiser To Discontinue Aviation Headsets

Sennheiser is not a popular headset in the GA world, but I know many folks use them in the airline and corporate business (although I use mine both at work and in my own planes). Saw this today on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By jetjok
Why not keep the 496 and upgrade to a more modern...

Why not keep the 496 and upgrade to a more modern EFIS unit that will give you better functionality, while interfacing with the 496? I share your reticence to start whacking on a perfectly fine panel!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By jetjok
I have used TGH Aviation (formerly "The Gyro...

I have used TGH Aviation (formerly "The Gyro House") in Auburn, CA for many years. http://tghaviation.com/aircraft-instrument-services/
Not saying that I have never had any issues with their work,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,914
Posted By jetjok
Have you considered the Airwolf remote filter? I...

Have you considered the Airwolf remote filter? I have one on my Pacer where space is an issue, and it works out very nice. Plus, with it mounted vertically, it is much easier to avoid the usual mess!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,227
Posted By jetjok
Appraisal

You might consider getting it appraised by an associate of the National Aircraft Appraisers Association. You can receive several levels of review on your aircraft, depending on what your actual needs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,151
Posted By jetjok
Zip, nada, zero! It is likely that this builder...

Zip, nada, zero! It is likely that this builder did the very best job possible, and the plane is completely airworthy and safe. No one knows the reasons behind the very unique choice of engines, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 35,244
Posted By jetjok
Could be, Mel. The problem becomes who among us...

Could be, Mel. The problem becomes who among us can afford to defend the suit? How many hours at $250+/hour would it take to bankrupt most of us?
The real problem is the system that allows this type...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 35,244
Posted By jetjok
Unfortunately, you are spot on. The insurance...

Unfortunately, you are spot on. The insurance companies will settle to avoid having a lengthy and expensive jury trial. The plaintiff's counsel would no doubt weed out any knowledgable jurors during...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,099
Posted By jetjok
Unfortunately, I believe that NTSB findings are...

Unfortunately, I believe that NTSB findings are not admissible as evidence in a court case. It seems likely that the named defendants had party status during the investigation, and will be able raise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,444
Posted By jetjok
Tim, What prop do you have on your plane? Is the...

Tim,
What prop do you have on your plane? Is the tape installed symmetrically, without any voids or loose edges?
I agree with post #2 with that installed correctly, the tape did not change your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By jetjok
Talk to the source, and get all your questions...

Talk to the source, and get all your questions answered! Tell Nicole that Mark sent you.

http://www.cattoprops.com
Forum: Propellers 10-06-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,126
Posted By jetjok
Ameritech - Redding, CA

These guys are just down the road from you, and do very good work.
http://www.ameritech-aviation.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,338
Posted By jetjok
All very true. However, keeping the entirety of...

All very true. However, keeping the entirety of the aircraft records becomes cumbersome at some point. What do you do if you remove a serviceable engine or prop, and want to resell it? Yes, a trip to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-17-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,958
Posted By jetjok
Just for clarification...The primer system on any...

Just for clarification...The primer system on any Lycoming engine does not input the fuel into the cylinder. The nozzle is installed into the intake port, where the atomized fuel is drawn into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,079
Posted By jetjok
Bolt Safeties

Since you are likely going to have to remove the carburetor for inspection, make sure you do a better job of safety wiring the mounting plate bolts than the last guy!:eek: One completely negative,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,414
Posted By jetjok
Cutting the washer to allow installation without...

Cutting the washer to allow installation without pulling the bolt is a great time saver. But, (IMHO) a really bad idea. There is no way that one could expect the engine not to move reducing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,934
Posted By jetjok
I note that your plane is not an "A" model. My...

I note that your plane is not an "A" model. My only addition would be to put the tail up on a stand to get the plane in a more level attitude. The engine will be hanging fairly level, and it will...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-22-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,446
Posted By jetjok
Inop MPT

After spending most of the morning shoe horned under the panel, I have gleaned the following:

1. The connections to the MPT were not in good shape. I ran known good wire from the DPU to the MPT, and...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-22-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,446
Posted By jetjok
Indeed it is the screw terminal type DPU. I will...

Indeed it is the screw terminal type DPU. I will check all the connections of the MPT itself, and at the DPU tomorrow.
Thanks, Reggie.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-21-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,446
Posted By jetjok
Faulty MAP Indication

I am having issues with a VM-1000 display unit, that this old thread somewhat references.
This VM-1000 is on a plane that has been sitting for 4 years (hangared) due to the owners health issues. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,554
Posted By jetjok
Dan, I am in agreement with Gil, and neither of...

Dan,
I am in agreement with Gil, and neither of us appear to be confusing clocking a prop vs correct indexing of the starter ring adapter. Could you please reference the O-320 parts manual that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,419
Posted By jetjok
Mel, Try being a member of a forum for a certain...

Mel,
Try being a member of a forum for a certain brand of diesel pick-up! To quote Jed Clampett...."Whoo, doggies"!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-29-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,040
Posted By jetjok
That is awesome! I will have to put that on my...

That is awesome! I will have to put that on my list of places to visit. I have the entire mission report downloaded, and have spent hours pouring over it while sitting on layovers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,397
Posted By jetjok
Cable

I would start with the cable. Pull it out, and inspect for wear. If it looks good, lube it with a good speedometer cable lubricant from your local NAPA store. Reinstall and see if it is any better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,073
Posted By jetjok
It Comes Down to What Is An Acceptable Level of Risk

The comments so far all seem to have merit. I understand those that have said that the engines in our RV's are "too much" for varying reasons. If a person feels that way, then they should never give...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-16-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,049
Posted By jetjok
Sid...I disagree! This is RV related to the...

Sid...I disagree! This is RV related to the extent that this could possibly turn in to a father/daughter RV project someday! If she is this infected with flying at age 4, she will likely want Dad to...
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