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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By jjbardell
O2

I'm local, count me in for it if it's avail. Can pickup today with cash.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-31-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,609
Posted By jjbardell
Thank You

I also want to thank the OP for their sharing! So valuable to anyone who is willing to learn and advance their knowledge base.

I learned a lot from your video / audio overlay, thank you!
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,499
Posted By jjbardell
Broken Links

Sounds like my links broke. I corrected them below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIZPp8Z1vjs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6Yu8w7aVYQ
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,499
Posted By jjbardell
Well, that is no fun...:)

Well, that is no fun...:)
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,499
Posted By jjbardell
Just to throw a log on the fire. The 9 cannot do...

Just to throw a log on the fire.

The 9 cannot do advanced aerobatics, but you can roll just about anything...RV9A or a Boeing 707 if you stay at 1G. The plane doesn't know up from down as long as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,023
Posted By jjbardell
Like what Bruce said...I always desk fly my panel...

Like what Bruce said...I always desk fly my panel and see how the flow goes for startup / t/o / landing. Have you tried that?

As a result my switches flow from left to right and then right to left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,751
Posted By jjbardell
Jessica, Agree with a few of the others on the...

Jessica,
Agree with a few of the others on the post that a 9A would be a great platform. The controls are so much more forgiving than any other model, except maybe the 10. The 9 has so much rudder...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-03-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,868
Posted By jjbardell
I would reach out to Steve Flattum. When I lived...

I would reach out to Steve Flattum. When I lived in Chicago, he did my transition training and signed me off. Not sure if he is an A&P but you won't find a better pilot to get you comfortably flying...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-28-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 251,612
Posted By jjbardell
The future

Now, this would be the ultimate 2 place rocket ship for those of us looking for speed and range, without going upside down.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/celera-500l-plane/index.html

Sign me...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-06-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 251,612
Posted By jjbardell
They'd have to up the VNE too to make that a...

They'd have to up the VNE too to make that a viable solution. The S19 is a great platform, but anything that big on it would be economy cruise at VNE. I'd consider an S19 with an O-320-IO-340. I...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-03-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 251,612
Posted By jjbardell
Actually, the company was sold to a business in...

Actually, the company was sold to a business in South America. The new CEO had a customer in their ‘simplified’ variant and killed both in a crash. Company folded and all was lost. Of the 10 or so in...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-03-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 251,612
Posted By jjbardell
I'll throw some logs on the fire since it's such...

I'll throw some logs on the fire since it's such a fun thread.

I built a Sonex, sold it to buy a 9A. Loved my 9A but by the time I was done spending money making it my own, I priced it out of my own...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By jjbardell
Ride Request: RV12 Phoenix, AZ

Hi all!

I am in the final stages of selling my 9A and looking to the next chapter in my life; flying with a lower investment in ownership cost. Looking to see if anyone in Phoenix has a 12 or 12is...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-21-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,244
Posted By jjbardell
Rv15

All joking aside, I know a lot of people who are tired of hangar expenses, logistics of hangar locations, waitlists, convenience and just lack of them.

A 1 person required folding wing RV with a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-02-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,556
Posted By jjbardell
Real world data for my RV-9A (160HP O-320, Catto...

Real world data for my RV-9A (160HP O-320, Catto 3 blade):

Altitude 7500' DA
TAS 141Kts
Fuel Flow 7.7 Gph (cyl #1/3 set 50 ROP cruise...can't go LOP with carb)
RPM 2,450
Full Fuel, two men...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-27-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,579
Posted By jjbardell
Hanger Needed near Ahwatukee Foothills, Phoenix AZ

Hi all. I?ll be moving to the foothills within the next 5 month. I?m on the list at Chandler, trying to find a home for my bird. Let me know if you have anything or any good leads. Can start up...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-16-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By jjbardell
A great race! I ran my first and only sub 4 on...

A great race! I ran my first and only sub 4 on the Chicago course. How was the race for you? The weather was great for race day.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By jjbardell
Night flying Chicago

The wife and I flew to BBQ at Lancing Regional. Took the city lakeshore route on both legs and the picture taking with my new iPhone 11 Pro were great. Also added from a sunset flight earlier in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,908
Posted By jjbardell
The first pic is looking into the air intake at...

The first pic is looking into the air intake at cylinder #2 (Lyc). The second is the side profile of the cowl cut back 45 degrees to open it up more.

Sorry, no experience with a Sam. They do look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,908
Posted By jjbardell
I added a small air dam in front of my #2 to...

I added a small air dam in front of my #2 to balance the #2/4 cylinders. Not sure if it?ll help you much since your #2 is also a little warm.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CVvbLtQsJKH1ruuN8

For my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,908
Posted By jjbardell
CHT

I forgot a third change that helped a lot

3) Cut the bottom cowl back at a 45 degree
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,908
Posted By jjbardell
CHT

I just went through it myself. I can share what my issues were.

History: O320 and installed a Dynon system. New probes, wires. Conditioned in May 19. No issues found.
Issue: High CHT...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-27-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,305
Posted By jjbardell
Since I was away from the flight line I had no...

Since I was away from the flight line I had no idea who they were. :). But I agree completely, the performance was awesome. I heard strangers at 7th say “look at their precision!”

It was a great...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-25-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,305
Posted By jjbardell
RV-8 Oshkosh Formation

A view from 7th Heaven on the SE side of the field. Amazing job guys! It looked incredible and the routine was so smooth....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,101
Posted By jjbardell
Thanks Bill. I had faulty #3 senders. I?ve since...

Thanks Bill. I had faulty #3 senders. I?ve since replaced them and things are much more in line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,101
Posted By jjbardell
Thanks! I?m proud of it and other than the...

Thanks! I?m proud of it and other than the labels, Stein harness and a few misc items, I bought everything used over a 1 yr period to keep cost down. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,101
Posted By jjbardell
Flying again...panel 99% complete

I’m happy to report that after 5+ months, the RV is back up and ready for more trip write-ups. Over this time, I’ve completed:

-Full panel swap to a Dynon 10” touch w all their fun add-ons, 2020...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-26-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,902
Posted By jjbardell
Thanks for all the nice comments. veetail88- I...

Thanks for all the nice comments.

veetail88- I am surprised at how accommodating they are to me. My in-laws in OH so we are crossing through ORD and CLE bravo all the time. Almost every time they...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-25-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,902
Posted By jjbardell
Talking Delivery of a 9A

While my plane is down for a panel swap, my friend Tim found a flying 9A on the east coast. We went together to bring it home from WV22 to...
Forum: Reviews 11-26-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,821
Posted By jjbardell
Couldn?t agree more! What a difference it makes!

Couldn?t agree more! What a difference it makes!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-02-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 811
Posted By jjbardell
Assistance Needed: Dynon subpanel planning

Hi all. I am looking for a little help on my panel planning. I have the following setup planned and purchased.

Dynon 10" touch, AP panel, knob control, Garmin GMA245, Garmin 530W, Garmin GTR200,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-20-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,910
Posted By jjbardell
RvPilotLife: Door County

A quick day trip to hike and see fall colors!

https://rvpilotlife.wordpress.com/2018/10/20/fall-hiking-at-ephraim-gilbraltar/
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-09-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,630
Posted By jjbardell
@868RM - Sometimes as I write my little blog I...

@868RM - Sometimes as I write my little blog I ask myself why I do it. Do people like it? Does it add value? But then I read the comments from everyone, your comment and feel great about them. They...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-09-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,630
Posted By jjbardell
@Vlad- I completely agree about how addictive it...

@Vlad- I completely agree about how addictive it is. Even my wife, who hated the Sonex, loves getting in the RV. The other day we had a few hours of good flying and she looked up at the sky and said,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-08-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,630
Posted By jjbardell
You?re doing great

Keep at it and you’ll be there before you know it! Sounds like you’re almost ready. The 9A is such an incredible plane. And you’ll have so much pride being the builder. That’s the #1 question I’m...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-07-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,630
Posted By jjbardell
Smile RvPilotLife: Angus Steak Dinner

It was a long last week and the forecast wasn't looking good, so we took an evening to try out a new steak house. What a time warp The Angus was. Looking for a good steak and the 70-80's traditional...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-30-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,149
Posted By jjbardell
RvPilotLife: Landing at Midway Airport

Had an incredible experience on landing the RV at Midway Airport.

https://rvpilotlife.wordpress.com/2018/09/30/cleared-to-land-4l-caution-wake/
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-30-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,535
Posted By jjbardell
RvPilotLife: Janesville Diner, then...

Had a two flight day in the RV. The first trip is a quick write-up on 'Bessie's Diner' located at Janesville, WI. Really great place to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,952
Posted By jjbardell
Nice vid!

Loved the video. Such a cool thing to other 9As out having fun.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-17-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By jjbardell
Trip write-ups

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

Jeff- we have talked about going there too. That?ll be our fall trip soon as the weather starts to change the leaves. Hope all is well! Let?s take the 9 up...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By jjbardell
RvPilotLife: Mackinac Island

Good evening. Finished a trip report on Mackinac Island. Hope you enjoy! :D

https://rvpilotlife.wordpress.com/2018/09/16/picturesque-mackinac-island/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,831
Posted By jjbardell
Almost done

The panel planning has been a great learning experience around avionics, what is needed and how fast one can run out of panel space. We are 90% finalized in the layout and almost ready to cut....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-29-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,831
Posted By jjbardell
Yeah, the exact spacing I?m going to let UpNorth...

Yeah, the exact spacing I?m going to let UpNorth manage as he does the official design plan in CAD. I suspect all of my items will move slightly, a another example being the fuses. Thanks!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-29-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,831
Posted By jjbardell
Updated panel

Updated my blog based on all the great feedback thus far. Looking forward to continuing to refine and have now engaged UpNorthAviation to help finalize the layout. Love to hear feedback on the panel....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,831
Posted By jjbardell
Ed, great comments. I have rearranged the panel...

Ed, great comments. I have rearranged the panel based on your input and went through my checklist. I will review my checklists again to ensure they capture all of my motions nicely. Very insightful,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,831
Posted By jjbardell
Great callout. Thanks!

Great callout. Thanks!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,831
Posted By jjbardell
Personally, I like panel mount because the...

Personally, I like panel mount because the displays are generally larger, show more info (airport code, tower, app, etc.), etc.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,831
Posted By jjbardell
Ed, The flap switch and fuel pump switch is a...

Ed,
The flap switch and fuel pump switch is a great idea. I like grouping those together and will make my next revision. Thanks for the advice on that!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,831
Posted By jjbardell
Would love your thoughts

As I go through my panel process, I know many of you are also planning or have done a panel replacement in the past. Or anyone who has built their perfect panel. I'd love to receive any tips, tricks...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,831
Posted By jjbardell
Panel planning - part uno

I?m getting ready to plan for a complete panel and interior swap and started a new blog post on my project. Hope you enjoy!

https://rvpilotlife.wordpress.com/2018/08/16/panel-planning-take-two/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By jjbardell
Thanks! I?ll give him a call.

Thanks! I?ll give him a call.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By jjbardell
Wanted 9/19: CFI - RV9A for wife's first lesson Chicago

Wanted to hire a CFI to surprise my wife who has been bitten by the RV bug this past week while on a trip. Looking to see if anyone with time in an RV-9A in Chicago area or within 100nm of that is...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-04-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,266
Posted By jjbardell
8/4 or 8/5 Needed: MSN to EauClaire

We have now three kittens. I can get them to Madison this evening or tomorrow before the storms hit. Anyone available to fly KMSN - KEAU this afternoon, evening or tomorrow before the weather hits?
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-03-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,558
Posted By jjbardell
8/4 Needed: Columbus-South Bend PnP

We have a 4 leg trip for two little kitties trying to get home from a high kill shelter. Anyone up for flying from Columbus and meeting me in South Bend tomorrow to I can get them home?

Thanks....
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 07-18-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,276
Posted By jjbardell
I?m happy to have you share! Thanks for checking.

I?m happy to have you share! Thanks for checking.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 07-15-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,276
Posted By jjbardell
Pilots n Paws Mission

Completed my first successful PnP mission this past week. Had a great time using the RV9a to transport a 20lb American...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-09-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By jjbardell
Linked Corrected

Fixed the broken link.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-08-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By jjbardell
Chicago to Cleveland - Perf Report

Surprised the in-laws on the 4th of July and was happy with the performance. Here's my trip report.

https://rvpilotlife.wordpress.com/2018/07/09/performance-report-bravo-bravo/
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-02-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,941
Posted By jjbardell
Dale- It was a pleasure and I look forward to...

Dale- It was a pleasure and I look forward to meeting up again. I wasn?t sure if you wanted to be mentioned by name in my blog so I kept high level. But now that you?ve commented, I?m going to make...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-01-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,941
Posted By jjbardell
South Haven Michigan (KLWA)

Trip report / blog from KLWA. I added a summary of sights and food at the top which I will do on all future trip reports.

https://rvpilotlife.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/a-little-heaven-in-south-haven/
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,571
Posted By jjbardell
RvPilotLife_TR#2

I recently had the pleasure of flying twice to Madison to see Guil?s 9a project. We also flew around. The trip up this last time had some incredible cloud formations. Did a quick blog on it. Hope you...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-07-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,011
Posted By jjbardell
Exclamation Pilot 4 Paws in need KVIH-KJOT Sat!

I?m working to help rescue 15 Persian cats. We have the first two legs filled and are looking for at least 1 more plane to fly these kitties with me on Saturday at 2pm. Anyone interested in joining a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,909
Posted By jjbardell
RvPilotLife Trip Report #1

It was time to take the RV on it?s first x-cntry trip with my wife. We chose a shorter trip to see how she performed. It beat all our hopes and expectations, but that?s not surprising given the Vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,465
Posted By jjbardell
Thanks! I didn't realize I have to do my own...

Thanks! I didn't realize I have to do my own hosting. Makes sense.
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