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Forum: Florida (South) 02-28-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By SmilingJack
KAPF

I was based there for 8 years.

If it was me, I would pay the extra $ per night to be in Naples and avoid the drive down from FMY.

Naples Aviation will give you great service. I know Base ops will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By SmilingJack
Sorry Wayne. I don’t remember moving that pin.

Sorry Wayne. I don’t remember moving that pin.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By SmilingJack
Oil pressure and Fuel Pressure sensors need to be...

Oil pressure and Fuel Pressure sensors need to be the Kavlico Sensors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,605
Posted By SmilingJack
Half off GAS today!

Well, Compared to HHi :D

Flew to KAQX - Allendale for fuel.

3569

3570
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,429
Posted By SmilingJack
What was your flaps setting? In an 8 with no...

What was your flaps setting?

In an 8 with no rear pax and flaps down the tail will lift.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,655
Posted By SmilingJack
Congrats Scotty! Nice looking bird!

Congrats Scotty! Nice looking bird!
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-02-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,129
Posted By SmilingJack
Thumbs up Stick Starter Button

I Love it! Top of my Infinity on the right side. It is out of the way during flight as you have to move your thumb up and over to push it.

I also added a master start switch to turn it off...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By SmilingJack
It used to have a little “tic-tac” looking thing...

It used to have a little “tic-tac” looking thing in the flap ladder.

I asked Rob years ago why a little “tic-tac”? I showed him what it looked like on a CL-604 and 10 min later he said “download...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,453
Posted By SmilingJack
This...

This one?

https://www.amazon.com/Vastar-Compressor-Rechargeable-Motorcycles-Inflatable/dp/B088NP16SS
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,242
Posted By SmilingJack
Thumbs up Congrats Claudio on the move to Naples! I spent...

Congrats Claudio on the move to Naples!

I spent 7 years there and couldn’t have been happier with the Naples Airport Authority.

The tower staff is the best too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By SmilingJack
Are they New? If they are used maybe they had...

Are they New?

If they are used maybe they had cheap ear pads installed.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,955
Posted By SmilingJack
Awesome Trip Walt! Nice pic’s too. Any pictures...

Awesome Trip Walt!

Nice pic’s too.

Any pictures of the awesome panel you installed in action on this trip?
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-27-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By SmilingJack
Just a WAG...

Don,

Did you try checking the J5 connector? Maybe it became disconnected?

I think the battery contactor is controlled through J5 along with having the 2 emergency power runs in that same...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-25-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By SmilingJack
I used the standard vans comfort-foam and had...

I used the standard vans comfort-foam and had Abby at Flight-line interiors do the fabric work.

I had a Hangar neighbor who used those high back bucket seats and it looked awkward to get in and out....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,201
Posted By SmilingJack
Thanks JP. That was the old “work Hangar”. ...

Thanks JP.

That was the old “work Hangar”. I was able to wash the RV in the air conditioning

The normal airplane in there is this one:

476

I miss flying it, but the RV easily makes me...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,201
Posted By SmilingJack
Modeled off of the P-51 Gunfighter

A couple of changes Red checkers vs. green, nose art name and of course no Horse on the rudder.


474

475
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,107
Posted By SmilingJack
Mid-Continent ( Bendix King / TruTrak )

Bill,

Mid-Continent took over repairs.

trutraksupport@mcico.com

(800) 821-1212
Forum: Autopilots 06-28-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,024
Posted By SmilingJack
Mid-Continent

Joe,

Did you contact Mid-Continent?

trutraksupport@mcico.com / (800) 821-1212
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,764
Posted By SmilingJack
We?re down to $7.27 per gallon! :eek:

We?re down to $7.27 per gallon! :eek:
Forum: Midwest 05-09-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By SmilingJack
Tom, I fly to PWA on the work jet. We use...

Tom,

I fly to PWA on the work jet. We use Atlantic and every time I park there the jets are parked nose in facing the FBO and all the smaller piston planes are parks along the fence nose pointing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,661
Posted By SmilingJack
I have been flying behind my Vertical Power...

I have been flying behind my Vertical Power ?VP100? for 10 years now.

When the business was sold I was orphaned like many others with the earlier product line. It wasn?t a good feeling and one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,741
Posted By SmilingJack
Congrats Doug! Thanks! Now go update your...

Congrats Doug!

Thanks!

Now go update your signature - RV-6, Phenom 300 Pilot! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,989
Posted By SmilingJack
Great video Ed. I have been fortunate to be...

Great video Ed. I have been fortunate to be able to attend upset recovery in the airplane and sim. The E3 looks like a good tool.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-01-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,627
Posted By SmilingJack
Is it this part?

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Screaming-Eagle-Mounting-Socket-p/1103.htm
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-24-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,710
Posted By SmilingJack
I use Odyssey for the work airplane and RV. ...

I use Odyssey for the work airplane and RV. Always great service.

I am little bias due to the rental cars they offer.

Also, I highly recommend stopping by ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,447
Posted By SmilingJack
I bought a piper sniffle valve that has a 90...

I bought a piper sniffle valve that has a 90 right Angle drain.

I can?t find the p/n at the moment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,327
Posted By SmilingJack
Ipad

My wife uses the iPad in the back seat.

A couple years ago I upgraded ForeFlight to Bluetooth her Attitude and Airspeed...she said ?oh that?s nice?... The the next flight I asked her if she was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,375
Posted By SmilingJack
+1 on the Futomo drain. Probably overkill, but I...

+1 on the Futomo drain.

Probably overkill, but I also drilled a small hole in the drain lever and safetied it so it will not allow opening it.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,757
Posted By SmilingJack
Sorry for your loss Tom.

Sorry for your loss Tom.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By SmilingJack
You know, I had the same thoughts... But, I just...

You know, I had the same thoughts...

But, I just took it slow and and put the angle in per plan.

It was a couple condition inspections later when I thought I felt a little slop, so I placed a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,253
Posted By SmilingJack
Don?t forget the 20% off sale they always have!

Don?t forget the 20% off sale they always have!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,314
Posted By SmilingJack
Snuck out early from work Friday and flew Naples...

Snuck out early from work Friday and flew Naples to Hilton Head Island 2.5 hrs vs. 8 in the car.

Not bad weather, but had to fly at ?RV FL115?:D

Needless to say I had the sky to myself up there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By SmilingJack
Yes. PM me your email address and I will send...

Yes. PM me your email address and I will send you some pic’s.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,565
Posted By SmilingJack
And if you ?try? to save a few bucks buying an...

And if you ?try? to save a few bucks buying an Hr3 Haltron from an ?Auto Supplier?... be careful, they will send you the power type.

I ordered one for about $100 and they sent me a power model -...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-16-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By SmilingJack
Jeff, I made a pouch out of the same material I...

Jeff,

I made a pouch out of the same material I used for my seats. Which were made out of ?Strong Parachute pack material?.

We have pocket for a cell phone, a pocket for sick sacks and other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,262
Posted By SmilingJack
I do as Greg does. When I remove the cover,...

I do as Greg does. When I remove the cover, shake and fold fuzzy side ?in? and after 9 years I don?t seem to see any scratches.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,022
Posted By SmilingJack
Here is a reason why this is important: The...

Here is a reason why this is important:

The pulse Oximeter operates under ?Beer-Lamberts Law?

Nuff Said....that in it of itself tells me it must be important! :D

But, the only reason I could find...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By SmilingJack
OP is a PHD 2nd post is ex Nasa 3rd post is a...

OP is a PHD
2nd post is ex Nasa
3rd post is a Physicist

:eek:

But.... as a pilot I can?t resist urge to say ?yeah! What they said!? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By SmilingJack
Oops.... Paul your Auto Correct changed ?STAHR?...

Oops.... Paul your Auto Correct changed ?STAHR? to ?STARK?. John Stark is the Avionics shop in Columbus, GA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By SmilingJack
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=131779&highlight=Vertical+power&page=6

Go to post #59.

It is an old post from 2015, but it seems John may know a guy....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,305
Posted By SmilingJack
I guess I am on the side where the builder...

I guess I am on the side where the builder ?should? be the only one allowed to obtain a repairman certificate.

But, Mark, you bring up other questions.

What ?if? someone (maybe such as yourself)...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-08-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By SmilingJack
Great airport! Great service! Currently $4.16...

Great airport! Great service!

Currently $4.16 per gallon for AvGas.

Over night fees are a little high at $20 per night.

https://flynaples.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/8.6.19.pdf
Forum: Safety 08-03-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,545
Posted By SmilingJack
I think what Don is talking about is since ?fuel...

I think what Don is talking about is since ?fuel lube? is very think it made some debris stick to the o-ring and inhibit the fuel drain from sealing, hence the leak.

That?s why most keep extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,417
Posted By SmilingJack
Looks like they did have record...

Looks like they did have record attendance:

?AirVenture Attendance Up - The 50th anniversary of the show they call AirVenture held in Oshkosh closed out last week and the EAA has released attendance...
Forum: RV-3 07-09-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 175,610
Posted By SmilingJack
David, That sure came out nice! I like the...

David, That sure came out nice! I like the way the black on the nose stretches it out :cool:
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-08-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By SmilingJack
I am 5? 10? and have the ground adjustable. I...

I am 5? 10? and have the ground adjustable. I have them full forward, or as much forward as I can get them so they don?t hit the firewall.

To me, it just doesn?t seem like there is enough room to...
Forum: Safety 07-03-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By SmilingJack
I can?t answer for Roger, but when I inspected...

I can?t answer for Roger, but when I inspected mine it was empty.

Reading up on those type extinguishers I guess it was a known issue.

I do check it during the condition and do my best to check it...
Forum: Safety 07-03-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By SmilingJack
I just ordered this...

I just ordered this one:

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-h3r-performance-parts/14-lb-black-clean-agent-fire-extinguisher/hg100b~h3r/

Unfortunately , the first one they sent was dry-chem. But they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By SmilingJack
Good post as it builds on a recent post about the...

Good post as it builds on a recent post about the IGN Keys vs. push button start.

I have push button IGN and don’t lock my canopy, so I am good...or so I thought.

I am going to use the spare key...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By SmilingJack
I did what Sid outlines. I also though I saw a...

I did what Sid outlines.

I also though I saw a picture of a ruptured oil cooler somewhere that sold me on the sump heater.

I also added the cylinder band heaters and a thermostat that I placed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,150
Posted By SmilingJack
Nah, Mine wasn?t meant to bash at all. I...

Nah, Mine wasn?t meant to bash at all. I think from all his posts he responds

appropriately and seems to have thick skin and a customer first attitude.

Mine was really only to vent on email...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,150
Posted By SmilingJack
I?ll call you.

I?ll call you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,150
Posted By SmilingJack
Butch, I like the internal stick gust lock - Do...

Butch,

I like the internal stick gust lock - Do you think it would work on an Infinity Grip?

I use AirGizmo?s and since my straps started to deteriorate I had to get new straps. The new one?s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,612
Posted By SmilingJack
Oh no! The neighbors are complaining :D I am...

Oh no! The neighbors are complaining :D

I am glad for all the advise and comments on =VAF= Paul and amazed at the commitment you gave to KitPlanes after retirement.

I true Hero and advocate for...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,346
Posted By SmilingJack
Tom, I?ll take it. And PM you.

Tom, I?ll take it. And PM you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By SmilingJack
That?s what they were up too! I saw them...

That?s what they were up too!

I saw them takeoff from HXD at 9am today.

Sounds like a great mission!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,839
Posted By SmilingJack
I replace my auto plugs at every condition...

I replace my auto plugs at every condition inspection.

They are cheap so it just makes sense to me.
Forum: Florida (South) 04-06-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By SmilingJack
Yup. Naples runs a waiting list. Sometime are...

Yup. Naples runs a waiting list. Sometime are now hangars open up as the snowbirds leave.

Gas is good. Runs about $3.90 per gallon.

The Irma hangar damage is all or almost done. The hangars...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,997
Posted By SmilingJack
G3Xpert, You don?t mention the GDU 450 7?...

G3Xpert,

You don?t mention the GDU 450 7? Landscape display for the certified aircraft.

Is that product goin to be phased out?

Thanks for the great product upgrades!
Forum: GPS 03-25-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 74,456
Posted By SmilingJack
Does this give you the capability to replace a...

Does this give you the capability to replace a GDL39 for ADSb IN and display weather and traffic via Bluetooth on an iPad?

Garmin Pilot and Foreflight?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,992
Posted By SmilingJack
Geez Ed! I never had that problem with them. ...

Geez Ed! I never had that problem with them. They are always quick to answer. And with my buiness subsciption I wanted access to the OTS option they have, they immediately helped me out. ...
Forum: COMM 03-10-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By SmilingJack
Contact g3xpert@gamin.com I had an issue with my...

Contact g3xpert@gamin.com

I had an issue with my SL30. I think it cost me $700 for an exchange unit.

They made it easy!
Forum: Tools 03-09-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,043
Posted By SmilingJack
When I lived up north I used a moving blanket to...

When I lived up north I used a moving blanket to cover my cowl. I (wife) Cut it to fit, add a little velcro and wrap the moving blanket around the cowl as an insulator.

My reif electric heat...
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,043
Posted By SmilingJack
I got this one a year or so ago for around the...

I got this one a year or so ago for around the house little stuff.....only because at the time, this sale, plus coupons ended up paying $30. Can’t go wrong even if it lasts a year.

But I am not...
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