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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By swjohnsey
Torque on bolts Cleveland 5" wheels

Needed to flip tires over so decided to put in new wheel bearings. Putting everything back together and I need the torque for the three bolts holding wheel halves together. These are the Cleveland...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,063
Posted By swjohnsey
Not a lot of war birds at Sun n Fun.

Not a lot of war birds at Sun n Fun.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,757
Posted By swjohnsey
Checked my NGK with non-solid caps, one was loose...

Checked my NGK with non-solid caps, one was loose so ordered the NGK spark plug connectors to solve the problem in the future.
Forum: COMM Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By swjohnsey
I had a couple of Microair 760s repaired by this...

I had a couple of Microair 760s repaired by this guy. He did good work at reasonable price. All I have left is his phone number (814) 882 2855. All he works on is Microair.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-10-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By swjohnsey
I just have some marks made with Sharpie.

I just have some marks made with Sharpie.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By swjohnsey
Good to know!

Good to know!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,693
Posted By swjohnsey
Actually, K&N says exactly that on their air...

Actually, K&N says exactly that on their air filters. I cut ever filter and wash the element. Never find more than a trace of "stuff" after 50 hours. Car engines have gone from oil changes every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By swjohnsey
I'm setting here looking at a set of Timken...

I'm setting here looking at a set of Timken bearings I bought for the RV-4 w/Cleveland 5" wheels. They are marked TIMKEN 08125/08231 on the box with a production date that appears to be 11/20/2018....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By swjohnsey
Another good grease is Schaeffer 221, moly...

Another good grease is Schaeffer 221, moly aluminum waterproof designed for wheel bearings. When you change grease you need to remove all the old stuff because some greases are not compatible.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,693
Posted By swjohnsey
I use K&N HP1002 on both Lycoming IO320 and...

I use K&N HP1002 on both Lycoming IO320 and IO360.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By swjohnsey
Aircraft Spruce has the new rubber seals for only...

Aircraft Spruce has the new rubber seals for only $55.75/each.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,887
Posted By swjohnsey
He was loosing 500 - 700" in those spins.

He was loosing 500 - 700" in those spins.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By swjohnsey
My experience is in 3s and 4s so different but...

My experience is in 3s and 4s so different but similar. Not a lot of warning because of straight wing but nothin' scary or vicious. Recover by lowering the nose a little.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,693
Posted By swjohnsey
I've been around for a while and have never seen...

I've been around for a while and have never seen an oil filter dirty enough to bypass. I know that cleanable filters such as the K&N air filters used in some RVs filter better when they are a little...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,887
Posted By swjohnsey
I like that approach, CS prop makes it easy. I...

I like that approach, CS prop makes it easy. I also use circular approach when no one is lookin'.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,596
Posted By swjohnsey
I saw those!

I saw those!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,596
Posted By swjohnsey
"In an NTSB post aircraft accident investigation...

"In an NTSB post aircraft accident investigation published in 2003, it was reported that Marvel Mystery Oil was composed of 74 percent mineral oil, 25 percent stoddard solvent, and 1 percent lard....
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By swjohnsey
I can actually do a stop and go every 5 minutes....

I can actually do a stop and go every 5 minutes. I am frugal, don't know about very frugal. I have been using the Monster retreads. I've even been known to patch tubes. I've been given a couple of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By swjohnsey
I don't have a shimmy problem. I do have a tire...

I don't have a shimmy problem. I do have a tire wear problem even with flipping the tire over halfway through.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By swjohnsey
Probably a little. The higher the tire pressure...

Probably a little. The higher the tire pressure the less shock the tire absorbs.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By swjohnsey
High tire pressure will wear out the tires in the...

High tire pressure will wear out the tires in the middle. Around 25 psi will get you more even tire wear with no risk of spinning tires on rims and damaging valve stems. I am brutal on tires. I use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By swjohnsey
Never really thought about that!

Never really thought about that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By swjohnsey
I had the same question. Slips with full flaps...

I had the same question. Slips with full flaps work great on the RV-4. Looks like the space shuttle coming in.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-21-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By swjohnsey
Yep, there was a 7,200' TFR. This one looks just...

Yep, there was a 7,200' TFR. This one looks just like SN-10. The TFR goes to 99,000' tomorrow so it look like the launch window is open. I flew around most of the perimeter at 1,000 AGL. You have to...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-20-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By swjohnsey
Space X Boca Chica

Gonna fly the RV-4 from KIKG down to Boca Chica and take a look at SN-11. There is no TFR so I can legally fly 1,000' AGL. The over to Edinburg and back home.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,836
Posted By swjohnsey
Make a practice nut. Use the same size bolt and...

Make a practice nut. Use the same size bolt and the same nut. Torque it to the desired torque using your torque wrench. Then using the same wrench you will be using "calibrate" your hand.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-18-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By swjohnsey
I'm coming from South Texas (KIKG). I am going to...

I'm coming from South Texas (KIKG). I am going to hug the coast toward Galveston at above 10,000' and skirt north of the restricted airspace at Pensacola then down to ZPH. I plan on staying overnight...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-18-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By swjohnsey
I third KLBX. Hooks is a little intimidating for...

I third KLBX. Hooks is a little intimidating for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By swjohnsey
I ain't no expert but I do have a RV-4 with...

I ain't no expert but I do have a RV-4 with IO-360, Licon IO-360-EXP with Hartzell prop.

For me:

Mixture rich and prop high rpm for landing ready for go around.

I'm lazy and a little cheap. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-07-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,641
Posted By swjohnsey
I use those.

I use those.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,347
Posted By swjohnsey
I live near the Mexican border. I cross the...

I live near the Mexican border. I cross the border probably once a month by car at Nuevo Progresso, Tamilipas. I have never been hit up by the cops. Corruption is rampant in Mexico but they generally...
Forum: Tools 03-01-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By swjohnsey
$416.........

$416.........
Forum: RV-4 03-01-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,419
Posted By swjohnsey
I use a similar formula. I cruise 21x21 until I...

I use a similar formula. I cruise 21x21 until I can't get 21" Hg then increase RPM to get 42. I indicate around 165 mph which trues out around 200 mph at 10,000. Burn is around 8 gph.
Forum: RV-4 02-26-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By swjohnsey
My RV-4 is not fun to fly with the CG way aft.

My RV-4 is not fun to fly with the CG way aft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,162
Posted By swjohnsey
Or, "The nail that sticks out get hammered...

Or, "The nail that sticks out get hammered down."
Forum: Safety 02-11-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,641
Posted By swjohnsey
Stupid question: I have Hartzell CS prop. If I...

Stupid question: I have Hartzell CS prop. If I have engine failure and get the prop to full coarse will it stay there if I lose oil pressure?
Forum: Safety 02-11-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,641
Posted By swjohnsey
Just a suggestion, poke in the glide ratio you...

Just a suggestion, poke in the glide ratio you come up with into foreflte and see how it works out. I fussed around and came up with around 9:1 on the RV-4 w/CS. Put it into foreflite and I was waaay...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By swjohnsey
Lycoming recommends to add at 5. You might want...

Lycoming recommends to add at 5. You might want to calibrate your dipstick. When I change oil I put back 5 quarts, give it a run and check the oil level the next day. I use that level as my add...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By swjohnsey
I was concerned about that. Mine has wig wag, not...

I was concerned about that. Mine has wig wag, not sure what kind, but it still works with the LED bulbs.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By swjohnsey
I used the same or very similar in my RV-4 with...

I used the same or very similar in my RV-4 with wingtip lights to replace the incadascent PAR36. They are completely adequate, much better but don't exactly light up the night like daylight. They...
Forum: RV-3 02-03-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By swjohnsey
I have the AV-30 plus steam gauges for airspeed...

I have the AV-30 plus steam gauges for airspeed and altitude. For some reason I use the AV-30 airspeed mostly on take-off and use the steam gauge airspeed while landing. I think I would be...
Forum: RV-3 02-02-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By swjohnsey
I have an AV-30 in my RV-4. The airspeed is very...

I have an AV-30 in my RV-4. The airspeed is very readable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By swjohnsey
That sounds like an excellent idea. After I get...

That sounds like an excellent idea. After I get the written passed I can go to someplace like GATTS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By swjohnsey
Shake-n-Bake Instrument Rating

I'm and old guy (74) have a nice RV-4 that I didn't build (IO-360 CS) and some time and money on my hands. I don't think I would ever deliberate fly in IMC. The RV-4 isn't IFR legal. I have around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,789
Posted By swjohnsey
Too bad there ain't more 170Bs around. That said,...

Too bad there ain't more 170Bs around. That said, there ain't nothin' wrong with the 172. It is what it is. I have a F150 and a Corvette, I like 'em both.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
AOA
Views: 608
Posted By swjohnsey
That's the one!

That's the one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
AOA
Views: 608
Posted By swjohnsey
AOA

I know! I used the search . . . no luck. What is the name of the AOA system that uses the beeps? tones? There have been several RVs that have been shown with Youtube videios.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,641
Posted By swjohnsey
Not made from natural rubber. A comparable tube...

Not made from natural rubber. A comparable tube that doesn't say airplane is around twenty bucks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,641
Posted By swjohnsey
I wonder where the Michelin Air Stop tubes are...

I wonder where the Michelin Air Stop tubes are made?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By swjohnsey
Mine looks a little different but I will take you...

Mine looks a little different but I will take you up on that offer. How 'bout two years dues and I will pay shipping. I'm in no big hurry.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By swjohnsey
Part of a P-38!

So I have this RV-4, IO-360 CS Hartzell. It has a oil temp/oil pressure/fuel pressure 3 1/8" all mechanical. The fuel pressure failed probably because it was always running around 25 psi, the max for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-16-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By swjohnsey
Do you need backing plate or just pads?

Do you need backing plate or just pads?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,199
Posted By swjohnsey
The RV-4 is also an option. It will carry...

The RV-4 is also an option. It will carry everything you mentioned and operate off a strip half that long.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By swjohnsey
How many lithium batteries you figure are in the...

How many lithium batteries you figure are in the average cockpit/airplane cabin?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-07-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By swjohnsey
SN9 is sitting on the pad. As far as I can tell...

SN9 is sitting on the pad. As far as I can tell it looks like SN8. The TFR is for much higher this time.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-07-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By swjohnsey
Space X Boca Chica

There is a new TFR at Boca Chica starting tomorrow 8 Jan to 91,000'. I'm gonna fly the RV-4 down there today and have a look, 35 minutes, 5.7 g. The "permanent" TFR is only to 1,800' MSL
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By swjohnsey
Sounds like it could be an intermittent fault in...

Sounds like it could be an intermittent fault in the circuit that controls the master switch solenoid.
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,501
Posted By swjohnsey
I really like this forum. I'm going to get some...

I really like this forum. I'm going to get some of the Element fire extinguishers. I will keep the Halon in the RV-4 but the Element look perfect for cars and such.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,490
Posted By swjohnsey
Put some heat to the other side before you try to...

Put some heat to the other side before you try to remove it to get rid of the sealant.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,938
Posted By swjohnsey
I have one in the RV-4. Works great! Had a G5 in...

I have one in the RV-4. Works great! Had a G5 in the RV-3, the AV-30 is better.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-26-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,490
Posted By swjohnsey
I think Wilwood uses the same bleeder. You can...

I think Wilwood uses the same bleeder. You can get 'em on ebay.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By swjohnsey
EarthX ain't the only option in lithium...

EarthX ain't the only option in lithium batteries. The Deltran I am running cost about the same as the PC680.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,380
Posted By swjohnsey
Yep, this is a different airplane with a...

Yep, this is a different airplane with a passenger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,380
Posted By swjohnsey
1. Idle 2. CS at low rpm 3. Turnback to runway to...

1. Idle
2. CS at low rpm
3. Turnback to runway to include landing
4. Yes, counted to three
5. No

I was arriving back at runway way high. During normal climb out from this airport I turn crosswind...
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