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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-13-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By John Owen
Richard White

Richard White is extremely detail oriented and would do a very good job for you. When you are there, you should ask to see his -8. Very nice.

John
Forum: Reviews 05-04-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By John Owen
That is great! Which model of their Duckworth...

That is great! Which model of their Duckworth replacement did you use? There is a circular and a linear (fits in the old bracket) model. I have been debating on which to use due to some hamfist...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,509
Posted By John Owen
FlightAware

Is the way that it's known that it hasn't flown is because it doesn't show up on FlightAware? I am not sure why but if I fly my RV-7 locally it doesn't show up on FlightAware but if I fly cross...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-22-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By John Owen
Any thoughts of where best to watch? We are...

Any thoughts of where best to watch? We are traveling near there and it would be worth taking a chance to see it.

Thanks.
John
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By John Owen
Bob, I don't know if it would help at all but I...

Bob,
I don't know if it would help at all but I was just given a 30 hour quote to install a 430W in my panel with an existing GRT EFIS panel.
Take care.
John
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By John Owen
If you hook up to a certified GPS, will it...

If you hook up to a certified GPS, will it display a glideslope? I have a GRT HXr and it would be good to have nav redundancy if I bought a certified GPS.

Thanks.
John
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By John Owen
I was thinking about doing this, as well. I...

I was thinking about doing this, as well. I believe that the HXr does not need an additional ARINC that it is already built in.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-31-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,538
Posted By John Owen
COVID

So sorry for your loss. We have lost a lot of good people.

John
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By John Owen
I thought that the website said that it had to be...

I thought that the website said that it had to be unzipped and just assumed that it had been (by the magic of computers) as it downloaded since it was not a .zip file.

I just checked by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By John Owen
GRT Nav update

Hello, I bought a RV-7 with a GRT Horizon HXr EFIS and like it a lot. However, I can't get the nav database (free from GRT!) to load. I called them and they gave me some advice about making sure...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-31-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,048
Posted By John Owen
GRT

I bought my -7 with a GRT HXr installed. I have previously flown behind Garmin and AFS-both touchscreens. I like the GRT but haven't bonded with the buttonology of putting in waypoints or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,241
Posted By John Owen
Basic Med

If you read the wording that the physician has to sign on the form, it may make a little more sense. A flight review and annual inspection certify the conditions that existed on the day of the...
Forum: Propellers 10-12-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,566
Posted By John Owen
Catto

I was just told today by a very experienced pilot/airshow performer that I should consider replacing my Sensenich with a Catto on my O-360 RV-7. The slow development of RPMs on take off was what I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,491
Posted By John Owen
HW tanks

I have some extended range tank wing tips that I got with my RV that were never installed. I don't know the brand but they may be Hotel Whiskey. If you are interested, I will check on them the next...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By John Owen
Quick follow up. Short story....it was the...

Quick follow up. Short story....it was the Odyssey battery. I took it out and had Batteries Plus test it and it didn't pass. I didn't buy the battery since I recently bought the plane but the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-06-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By John Owen
I am experiencing something similar. My charging...

I am experiencing something similar. My charging voltage is good (14.3 or so) and drops when the alternator breaker is pulled as I would expect but my battery won't hold a charge. My alternator...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,472
Posted By John Owen
I have to admit that I hadn't looked at the SDS...

I have to admit that I hadn't looked at the SDS of the Zep product but it does have a small amount of isopropyl alcohol. I looked at Plexus and it has some alcohols, as well. I wonder what the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,472
Posted By John Owen
Plexiglass cleaner

Here is the new version of what I use. Says that it is safe on plexiglass. Inexpensive and no problems after 5+ years. It is in the aviation section of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By John Owen
Me too

I would be interested, as well.

John
Forum: Northeast 07-14-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,220
Posted By John Owen
Maybe longer

If your medical is normally due this month, you may have two weeks plus 3 months with the new FAA extension. These extensions are good but they make physical scheduling tough as people cancel when...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,060
Posted By John Owen
Shimmy

I have a brief shimmy in my -7 predictably at 21kts on roll out. I don't see it any other times. About three little shakes and it is done. I never really worried about it but will shake the gear...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-11-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,329
Posted By John Owen
Great find

It worked for me, too. I ordered 2 cases and am considering more.

Thank you.
John
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By John Owen
Sensor

Hey Fitz,

I had a Kavilco fuel pressure sensor go bad that worked with the AFS 5600 that I had in my RV-8. When I called AFS, they didn't seem surprised. The good news is that it was easy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,888
Posted By John Owen
That is a good one. The plethysmography (the...

That is a good one. The plethysmography (the squiggly line at the bottom which should correspond with you pulse and indicates a good reading) is a good option to have. Nice job of getting your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,888
Posted By John Owen
That is a good one. The plethysmography (the...

That is a good one. The plethysmography (the squiggly line at the bottom which should correspond with you pulse and indicates a good reading) is a good option to have. Nice job of getting your...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-25-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,171
Posted By John Owen
20 ft. shine

Also, another 20 ft. shine method is 50% denatured alcohol, 50% water and a few drops of Dawn detergent. You can spray on and rub off and get it pretty presentable appearing. On my old RV-8, I...
Forum: COMM 04-22-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,595
Posted By John Owen
Vega

I am interested in the N19 for my GRT HXr and have looked at your website for the Vega. I may be missing it but cannot find how the Vega displays the nav data. I am currently only using the GRT GPS...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-18-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 252,463
Posted By John Owen
My vote

My vote is for a 200-210 kt. something. That is where the market is lacking. Keep it simple but fast and still handles like a RV.

My $0.02
John
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,491
Posted By John Owen
Thank you for the explanation. I have Group A...

Thank you for the explanation. I have Group A cylinders with about 500 hours so, with your explanation, it sounds like they are ok to fly with the inspection frequency met without substantial risk...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,491
Posted By John Owen
I see now that you said Superior. I guess that...

I see now that you said Superior. I guess that there are just one model available.

Thanks.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,491
Posted By John Owen
Ron, Which cylinders would you replace them with?...

Ron,
Which cylinders would you replace them with?
Thanks,
John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,888
Posted By John Owen
COVID

The typical finding is a much lower oxygen saturation than the person affected by COVID feels like it should be. Most feel pretty good with saturations well below the normal tolerances. No one...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By John Owen
Storage

My RV-8 (I did not build) had plexiglas panels on the side which worked really well.
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-20-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By John Owen
FL maintenance

I had a good experience with Jesse Saint at Saint Aviation near Ocala.

John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,501
Posted By John Owen
T-mpbile

I have an unused hot spot and wonder about putting a T-mobile sim card in it but don't find the $10/mo one without a lot of limitations. Does someone have a link to the best one for the lower...
Forum: Midwest 12-30-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By John Owen
From that location, Downtown (Charles Wheeler)...

From that location, Downtown (Charles Wheeler) Airport would likely be the closest. ATD is a large flight school with several plane options. There is a retired TWA captain that has a one C-172...
Forum: Midwest 12-29-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By John Owen
Lots of good options. What part of town is he is?

Lots of good options. What part of town is he is?
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,366
Posted By John Owen
The app tells you whether you are sending a...

The app tells you whether you are sending a transponder code, as I recall. It will say 1200 or whatever until you modify it enough that it doesn't sense it. It also tells you your N number. Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,288
Posted By John Owen
WEathermeister

I used to use Weathermeister but, probably just bad timing, it didn't work around the time that I was going to renew. With all of the positive comments about WeatherSporx, I switched. Along with...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,366
Posted By John Owen
uAvionix

It should generate a report if it is working even if it doesn't pass. Did you put the right date in the form (Zulu time makes it often the next day if you fly later in the day)? Sounds silly but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,576
Posted By John Owen
RV8

There is a really good thread about this that I found really helpful. I would search for it. I like a tail low wheel landing but started out with 3 pointers.

Good luck!
Forum: ADS-B 10-05-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 27,332
Posted By John Owen
My advice, which worked for me when I reached a...

My advice, which worked for me when I reached a roadblock, was to take the flight report and email it to uAvionix. They were extremely helpful and we got it right with a couple of adjustments. As I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,484
Posted By John Owen
Me too

Everything for my AFS 5600 downloaded except the VFR sectionals. I tried both last night and this morning-no joy. Will try again tonight after work. I guess with my Foreflight, I am legal if VFR...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,505
Posted By John Owen
Upgrade

I would recommend getting the newest technology that you can justify/afford. Having lived through a few technology life cycles, I have learned the hard way that saving on technology is often a false...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,969
Posted By John Owen
I had a similar problem for the oil pressure and...

I had a similar problem for the oil pressure and it was suggested by Dynon that I take the ground directly to the battery and it fixed it (the previous sensor actually worked.) I am not sure if this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-08-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By John Owen
Nice

Very nice work! If you weren't so far away, I'd ask if you would be available to install one in mine!

John
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-07-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By John Owen
That is a good idea. I measured both batteries...

That is a good idea. I measured both batteries and took pictures of the two. There is a clear 1/8th inch difference on the battery that I purchased with the Gruber being longer than the Concorde...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-07-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By John Owen
Bob, You are right on paper but side-by-side the...

Bob,
You are right on paper but side-by-side the Gruber that I received is slightly longer(???). I had a mechanic friend there with me staring it down and both of us trying several times to get it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By John Owen
I wonder if this one would have fit better. The...

I wonder if this one would have fit better. The dimensions look to be slightly smaller.

https://www.gruberpower.com/12-volt-26-amp-hour-ah-battery-elite

I am having trouble hitting that "buy"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By John Owen
Follow up on this is that it is "almost" the same...

Follow up on this is that it is "almost" the same size as the RG25XC. It is about an 1/8" longer....just enough that it will not fit in my battery box. It is very precisely made for the 25XC. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-17-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By John Owen
Sounds good. Even with shipping from Phoenix to...

Sounds good. Even with shipping from Phoenix to KC, it was right at $100. This is a great online community. Thanks, again, to everyone for their help.

John
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-17-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By John Owen
That really is just about a direct replacement...

That really is just about a direct replacement and a lot less expensive. I don't really need the weight up front, though. Getting this one would save me from having to do a new weight and balance...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-16-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By John Owen
Battery: Concorde vs. Odyssey or others

Hello,
My RV-8 is acting like it needs a new battery. The Concorde that is in it is almost 4 years old. If I don't leave the battery minder connected and it has been a few days, it will barely move...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,893
Posted By John Owen
rely

From the Instrument Test Standards:

Aircraft and Equipment Required for the Practical Test
The instrument rating applicant is required by 14 CFR part 61 to
provide an airworthy, certificated...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,357
Posted By John Owen
discrepancy

Hi,
I am late to this discussion but I had some offset between my AFS 5600 and G5. At my IFR check, the technician at Higginsville Avionics took them both and put them through the full calibration. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,960
Posted By John Owen
Mine is 20 ft. tops so obviously within...

Mine is 20 ft. tops so obviously within acceptable limits. It just provokes my mild OCD every time, though :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,960
Posted By John Owen
Higginsville Avionics did my RV-8 IFR check with...

Higginsville Avionics did my RV-8 IFR check with a AFS 5600 and G5. He had to remove and test the G5 and did not charge more than the quoted amount ($250, I think). There was another minor...
Forum: Midwest 04-03-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By John Owen
Lee's Summit is a great airport with more...

Lee's Summit is a great airport with more facilities including the home of EAA chapter 91 who frequently has parking space for transient aircraft of EAA members. You can Google the chapter and...
Forum: Safety 03-20-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By John Owen
Thanks. I wonder where those PIP pins can be...

Thanks. I wonder where those PIP pins can be found.

John
Forum: Safety 03-20-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By John Owen
Get out?

Can you actually get out of a RV-8 without a jettison capable canopy? I understand that in the proper circumstance that one could be very motivated but, depending on the flight characteristics at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,146
Posted By John Owen
Same thing

I had similar symptoms and it was due to a faulty EXP Bus that was intermittent. It drove me crazy for almost a year. I blamed every single other electrical connection in the plane before we...
Forum: Midwest 02-17-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,209
Posted By John Owen
A perfect use for general aviation! We are...

A perfect use for general aviation! We are certainly fortunate.

Blue skies,
John
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By John Owen
Thanks for the great suggestions. I look forward...

Thanks for the great suggestions. I look forward to doing some local flying our next trip.

John
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-10-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By John Owen
Portland, OR rental/club?

Hello,

My wife and I visit our son and his family in the Portland area fairly often and occasionally have a couple of days that are not scheduled. We find it easy to fly SWA from KC.

Does anyone...
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