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Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By Captain_John
Show me your Firewall mounted oil cooler (RV-7)

Hey all,

I am installing piston skirt squirts in my Parallel Valve, IO-360 engine and from what I hear, I need to change my oil cooler from the baffle mounted style to another type.

I am aware of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By Captain_John
Ray, This helps a lot, as mine is a retrofit....

Ray, This helps a lot, as mine is a retrofit. Mine is also a taildragger, so the engine mount is slightly different. Then, there is also the brake line penetrations for the taildragger, but that...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-16-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By Captain_John
Rudi, Great to see your voice again! Those...

Rudi, Great to see your voice again!

Those plateaus and rock faces are spectacular!

Not to mention how awesome these flying machines are as well!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By Captain_John
I am considering retrofitting the RV-10 cooler to...

I am considering retrofitting the RV-10 cooler to my already flying RV-7 and wondering how this setup is working for those who have gone before me.

I am installing oil nozzles on my piston skirts on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,393
Posted By Captain_John
Yes, I did spread my dog's ashes with it and it...

Yes, I did spread my dog's ashes with it and it works perfectly! It was actually done with Russki's device, which I currently have in my custody.

He want's it back and my plane is currently out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By Captain_John
Thank you for the detailed run down on the...

Thank you for the detailed run down on the performance of the vinyl!

Who was the vendor that you purchased it from?

:confused: CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By Captain_John
Great topic! I am considering wrapping my plane...

Great topic!

I am considering wrapping my plane also.

What crossed my mind was, how does the wrap hold up to the heat from the exhaust and how does it clean up from the soot and lead in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,592
Posted By Captain_John
I am expecting the oil temps to increase with the...

I am expecting the oil temps to increase with the addition of the piston skirt oil nozzles.

In preparation for that, I am planning on installing the firewall mounted RV10 oil cooler mount with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,592
Posted By Captain_John
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Wondering if we have any new empirical data on these units.

I am installing oil squirts in my engine and am considering a new cooler to compensate for the likely hotter oil as a result.

Any PIREPS...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-23-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By Captain_John
Hey all, I thought that I would revive this...

Hey all, I thought that I would revive this thread.

I am not the OP but have a question on the topic.

I see that these mags only differ in the amount of lag, so, given that... if you have a good...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,081
Posted By Captain_John
I have the Baja Designs LED lights in Duckworks...

I have the Baja Designs LED lights in Duckworks cutouts. It works well and I will demonstrate it for you if you dare to fly in my airplane. It hasn't killed me yet.

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,732
Posted By Captain_John
Philip, That is exactly right! You follow your...

Philip, That is exactly right!

You follow your economics!

It is a good old fashioned oil war!

:) CJ
Forum: Northeast 06-15-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By Captain_John
Allan, Looks like I might be coming up over...

Allan, Looks like I might be coming up over fourth of July.

Let me know if you want to make a trip down to visit with my plane.

:cool: CJ
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,994
Posted By Captain_John
I wish that I saw that Full Throttle battery a...

I wish that I saw that Full Throttle battery a month ago.

I just replaced my PC 680 and would have certainly given the FT a try.

I have been getting almost 4 years out of my PC 680's. I'm on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-11-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By Captain_John
Don't overlook the EFI I pump. I had the andair...

Don't overlook the EFI I pump.

I had the andair pump for about 1200 hours. I had the same problem you are talking about. I sent it back to England twice. I didn't want to go down that road a third...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Captain_John
The other thing is... you could be at 11,000' and...

The other thing is... you could be at 11,000' and in the clear, they will drop you down to 5,000' and put you in clouds if they are there. Just hope they aren't too moist this time of year.

:( CJ
Forum: Northeast 11-19-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By Captain_John
Not really... I'll take you for a ride. It's just...

Not really... I'll take you for a ride. It's just that I don't have a nosedragger...

Shoot me a PM if interested.

;) CJ
Forum: Northeast 11-17-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By Captain_John
Hey, I resemble that comment! LOL ;) CJ

Hey, I resemble that comment! LOL

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,394
Posted By Captain_John
In the past 5 years I have flown AT LEAST 200...

In the past 5 years I have flown AT LEAST 200 hours each year.

These are incredible airplanes!

I have earned my instrument rating in it and am working towards my commercial now.

This plane has...
Forum: ADS-B 10-24-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,959
Posted By Captain_John
Could someone clarify the "non-wired" method? I...

Could someone clarify the "non-wired" method?

I have a 327 and a GTN 650 and my rs232 out from my transponder is already talking to my 650.

I am guessing that the non-wired method is a software...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By Captain_John
Jerry, Looks like all we need is beer and...

Jerry,

Looks like all we need is beer and ice!

See you Saturday!

:D CJ
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-06-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,966
Posted By Captain_John
Yup Jim, You will be!!! ;) Besides, I am holding...

Yup Jim, You will be!!!

;) Besides, I am holding your VAF hat hostage from the event two years ago!

I will have it on the fridge when you get here!!!

Mike, I think you can pull this off......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,150
Posted By Captain_John
My plane was built on beer! I will bring some...

My plane was built on beer!

I will bring some Mayflower ales from Plymouth, MA!

See you all soon!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,372
Posted By Captain_John
I'm looking forward to it again! I love the fixed...

I'm looking forward to it again! I love the fixed gear! See you all there!

:) CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-30-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,113
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, I like the sneak peek of the new design on...

Mike,

I like the sneak peek of the new design on the wing!

Looking forward to seeing the entire plane (and you) soon!

Russki, don't just escort him up the Hudson. Keep it going and chauffeur him...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By Captain_John
Andair fuel pump drawing overcurrent and tripping the breaker

So, I guess you could say this has been an ongoing issue for me. My airplane has been up and running for 4 years now. In that time I have accrued 1000 hours. All of that time I have used my Andair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,369
Posted By Captain_John
Yes! I noticed that when I was up there! Very...

Yes! I noticed that when I was up there! Very cool state you have up there!

So, I was just thinking... If you have an RV 3, 4 or 6 you can change your tail number to a November x-ray. In which case...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,369
Posted By Captain_John
AND... Almost always when you hear another...

AND...

Almost always when you hear another experimental on the frequency... it's an RV.

When I first decided to build, I didn't want an RV because everyone else had one. When I decided on the RV I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,369
Posted By Captain_John
I enjoy saying experimental! I like everything...

I enjoy saying experimental! I like everything about it. I like letting people know that I built this thing! I like the fact that it is never considered airworthy and I fly it all over the continent....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,369
Posted By Captain_John
Hey, I resemble that remark! :) CJ

Hey, I resemble that remark!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,369
Posted By Captain_John
That has never happened to me. It must be your...

That has never happened to me. It must be your rebel accent! Lol

:D CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,589
Posted By Captain_John
Mikey, Great write up and leave it to you to...

Mikey,

Great write up and leave it to you to find a good beer and a Peter everywhere you go! hahaha

Man, you need to finish you instrument!!!

Great write up!

See you soon!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,726
Posted By Captain_John
Rudi, Good to hear from you again! You and your...

Rudi, Good to hear from you again! You and your family look well!

Your little girl isn't so little anymore! How they grow up, heh?

Do you still have the other flying machines as well as the...
Forum: Canada 04-05-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,483
Posted By Captain_John
Yes, but you have to buy that package. Also, if...

Yes, but you have to buy that package.

Also, if you can go IFR... then do it. It makes the weird airspace thing a non-issue.

Don't forget to get your DTOPS sticker! I hear that they are running...
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,109
Posted By Captain_John
"Recycling" a modern A-DSB transponder like a GTX 45R

Do you ever really need to recycle a modern transponder like you used to do to the old ones back in the day?

I see that the GTX 45R has a power control on pin 38.

Garmin says:

The POWER CONTROL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,496
Posted By Captain_John
I would bet it was the short n number dot com...

I would bet it was the short n number dot com guy!

;) CJ
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,619
Posted By Captain_John
I do realize that total anonymity from the feds...

I do realize that total anonymity from the feds is not in the cards. If they want to know who you are, they will find out with this new technology. It really isn?t a high priority for me, but if I...
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,619
Posted By Captain_John
I didn't know that there was a four second...

I didn't know that there was a four second window. I was planning on leaving that pin tied to an active low so that it goes anonymous on boot anyways...

Am I asking for too much?

:confused: CJ
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,619
Posted By Captain_John
What I'm waiting for in an a-dsb solution

I have the legacy G3X screens and don't like to have ancillary handheld tablets floating around the cockpit. I enjoy having all my information displayed on my GDU's.

I would like a single unit...
Forum: Northeast 03-22-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,127
Posted By Captain_John
Well, shoot me a message and if you drive down to...

Well, shoot me a message and if you drive down to Plymouth we can then fly up to Nashua and visit Dave.

How's that for a plan?

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,792
Posted By Captain_John
That's not true! I'm not an engineer. LOL :eek:....

That's not true! I'm not an engineer. LOL

:eek:. CJ
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,666
Posted By Captain_John
Minimum is 2.75 quarts. Lycoming also says that...

Minimum is 2.75 quarts. Lycoming also says that the maximum oil burn is one quart PER HOUR! Yeah... you should be looking deeper into the engine if that is happening.

Anyways, if you have 4 hours of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 28,134
Posted By Captain_John
I thought everybody did! I have for years! I too...

I thought everybody did! I have for years!

I too have had the dream about the power lines.

The other one that I have is where I am flying like Superman through a narrow hallway at the top of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-21-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 43,669
Posted By Captain_John
I am not sure if I had mentioned this before, but...

I am not sure if I had mentioned this before, but my house, hangar and Jeep are available for rent. I have an agent who handles the house, linens, payment and keys. The house will sleep 3-4 couples...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-19-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 43,669
Posted By Captain_John
Charlie, too bad you had to leave early. We took...

Charlie, too bad you had to leave early. We took the Jeep for a nice ride around town. There was a winter festival going on. Lots of people in town for "Winterpalooza"!

See you again soon!

:) CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-19-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 43,669
Posted By Captain_John
Nice job with the pictures guys! Great to see...

Nice job with the pictures guys!

Great to see you again. This was a fun day.

Maybe weather next year will be as good and we can do it again?

:cool: CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-18-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 43,669
Posted By Captain_John
We had a great time heading up to Maine...

We had a great time heading up to Maine yesterday. The weather was absolutely perfect! We had 3 RVs and 1 Maule. The conditions on the lake were great as you can see from this...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-17-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 43,669
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, it is a Cessna. But a really nice one! It...

Mike, it is a Cessna. But a really nice one! It is a Cessna 175 and they took out the GO geared motor and put in a 6 cylinder with a constant speed prop. It really jumps off the water!

I'm looking...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-16-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 43,669
Posted By Captain_John
Cool! Mike, I might be able to leverage us a...

Cool!

Mike, I might be able to leverage us a seaplane! I have a friend of mine who lost his medical and needs me to exercise it for him once in a while. If he still owns it, we could have some fun...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-16-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 43,669
Posted By Captain_John
I plan on heading up there tomorrow if anyone is...

I plan on heading up there tomorrow if anyone is going to be around. I should arrive sometime around noon time. Plan on having lunch and then heading back home. Show me a personal message or meet me...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,677
Posted By Captain_John
According to my Mattituck provided Lycoming...

According to my Mattituck provided Lycoming operations manual. I don't write the stuff. I just abide by it.

:cool: CJ
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,677
Posted By Captain_John
The only thing I would add to that is that you...

The only thing I would add to that is that you should have a yellow alert for your oil temperature from as low as it can go to 100?. You are in Illinois and Gil is in Arizona. We need to wait for our...
Forum: Northwest 02-10-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,945
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, my pleasure! Wear that shirt that I bought...

Mike, my pleasure!

Wear that shirt that I bought you on the trip also!

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 33,243
Posted By Captain_John
Otis, that is even better! The problem is I'm not...

Otis, that is even better! The problem is I'm not an Amazonian. I have to pay the extra dollar for the part but there is no annual subscription to prime. So it goes!

:) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 33,243
Posted By Captain_John
They are for the Suspa ones like Mike found...

They are for the Suspa ones like Mike found earlier in this thread. I just got off the horn with him and got a one year positive PIREP!!!

Get them while they are hot!!!

;) CJ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 33,243
Posted By Captain_John
I just bought a pair on ebay for $16 and free...

I just bought a pair on ebay for $16 and free shipping!!!

Looking forward to trying them!

;) CJ
Forum: Northwest 02-09-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,945
Posted By Captain_John
Mike, that looks like Maine! Yes, they are all...

Mike, that looks like Maine!

Yes, they are all correct, you do need a hangar, but I do know how scarce they are up there.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

:cool: CJ
Forum: Propellers 01-30-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,319
Posted By Captain_John
I like doing post-flight inspections also. They...

I like doing post-flight inspections also. They are best with a nice hobby IPA in hand!

;) CJ
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-30-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,462
Posted By Captain_John
DM, Yes, I went last year. Great trip and I plan...

DM, Yes, I went last year. Great trip and I plan on going again. This year however, I want to do the contiguous US with a stop in Las Vegas. I see that you are there. Any tips or suggestions?

:) CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-30-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 43,669
Posted By Captain_John
Yes, hopefully this year we will have cooperative...

Yes, hopefully this year we will have cooperative weather!

I plan on arriving sometime in the AM, perhaps around 9 or 10am and staying through lunch or later. I do have a hangar at 8B0, Bean...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,016
Posted By Captain_John
Lol Nick I never thought of that! A DVM is still...

Lol Nick I never thought of that! A DVM is still a doctor!

I'm not interested in doing this as I still do the third class thing. I find this interesting though.

Sounds like this is as clear as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By Captain_John
I have heard that people have success bargaining...

I have heard that people have success bargaining with their non-aviation products. I just changed plans and thought I would feel them out as you described. They don't budge.

Say, I always thought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,016
Posted By Captain_John
Can a DMD do a basic med sign off?

I am chatting with a friend of mine and he is a DMD. We got onto the topic of flying and I was wondering if anyone knows if he could do a basic med sign off. I don't recall what the qualifications...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,527
Posted By Captain_John
Yup, it happened to me once in vmc. That's why I...

Yup, it happened to me once in vmc. That's why I have a G5!

;) CJ
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