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Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By Jermechanic
Awesome flight!!

Looks like an awesome flight! Thanks for bringing us along via the pictures. Looks like you made the move to your grass strip; CONGRATULATIONS:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,847
Posted By Jermechanic
Welding shop

Buy a transfill hose and make friends with your local welding shop. They should always have a full oxygen tank on site. A case of beer, box of donuts or a $20 should do the trick
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-09-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,708
Posted By Jermechanic
mtn bike fits in my RV6

My medium sized mountain bike fit in the back of my RV6 if I removed the wheels-pedals and handle bars.

I now have a folding bike to make it easy and quick

I would think a road bike frame would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By Jermechanic
Flightcom 403

My Flightcom 403 intercom has 1 aux audio input. I would have to choose between alerts from the 660 or audio from the GDL52. Really surprised Garmin didn’t combine the audio through their linked...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By Jermechanic
Garmin 660 & Garmin GDL52 Audio??

I have a Garmin 660 connected to a Garmin GDL52 with Garmin’s interface/12v cable. (Aviation Mount with Power Cable, Audio Jack and GDL® Connection (aera® 660)
PART NUMBER 010-12373-02)

My issue iam...
Forum: Propellers 05-06-2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Jermechanic
Great info

Thanks for the info on Saber; lots of helpful info on their website.
Forum: Propellers 05-03-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Jermechanic
Local source?

Thanks for the reply Mel! Are the prop bolts specific to props or will a high quality bolt work? I Don?t see any prop specific bolts of this size in the AC Spruce catalog; the closest I see is a...
Forum: Propellers 05-03-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Jermechanic
0-320 wood prop bolts

Wondering on the contents of Van?s ?Prop bolt kit 3/8??

My wood prop is mounted to the 4? spacer with bolts that measure AN6-60 undrilled. The bolt heads lock into an aluminum plate and use ny-lock...
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 24,632
Posted By Jermechanic
UAvionix TailbeaconX

UAvionix TailbeaconX if you can wait. When these go on sale I think they will be the hot ticket for pilots wanting the ability to fly outside of the USA and be ADSB compliant! Canada and Mexico plan...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,675
Posted By Jermechanic
Crow seat belts

Give Crow a call and let them know what you are looking for.

http://www.crowenterprizes.com/Pages/Aircraft.html
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By Jermechanic
+1 for VR166

I removed the trans pro that came in my RV6 with the VR166 Sam mentioned; It has worked well since I replaced it and is easy to find at almost any auto parts store. S94 is the part number for the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,900
Posted By Jermechanic
Missing a few great airports

Looks like a fantastic flight!

You missed 3 of my favorite West Coast Airports.

KORS- Orcas Island Washington- Crew Car- crew bicycles- Camping Friendly- showers on field- 15 walk to Eastsound-...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,415
Posted By Jermechanic
Thats ok if you land in Wiley Yukon

You can land perfectly legally on the road if you make it to mile 244 on the Dempster Highway in the Yukon :)

http://www.explorenorth.com/library/aviation/airports/yukon-eagle_plains-wiley.html
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,654
Posted By Jermechanic
pt5

Since there is no Avgas at YZP or Prince Rupert, our next leg to Terrace required careful planning. After consulting the weather gods we set our waypoint at Gill Island which set us up for Douglas...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,654
Posted By Jermechanic
pt4

Jer had made arrangements with the Inn at Sandspit for our stay, no more than 300 ft from where we parked our birds.!!! On the ramp was a Gulfstream 450 with a unique M registration for the Isle of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,654
Posted By Jermechanic
pt3

Now for the biggy!! After consulting both Kamloops FSS and Jer?s Sirius XM weather, we determined a plan that allowed us alternates should things change dramatically while we were en route. We set...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,654
Posted By Jermechanic
pt2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48110461272_50e1d66953_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gimFZA)greatbearrainforestterritory (https://flic.kr/p/2gimFZA) by Jeremy...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,654
Posted By Jermechanic
Carpe diem??..Seize The Day

My friend John Howroyd and I made a journey to NW British Columbia to visit the Islands of Haida Gwaii and Stewart BC. He did a great write up for our local flying club so I will share it here with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,732
Posted By Jermechanic
N10FD? Is this your plane?

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=10FD

Deregistered Aircraft 3 of 3

Aircraft Description
Serial Number
40090
Certificate Issue Date
04/09/2010
Manufacturer Name
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-20-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,314
Posted By Jermechanic
Thank you

Thank you for all the responses regarding the 0-320 hot start issue. The problem was being masked by priming while cranking which somewhat helped and mistakenly pointed to the fuel injector.

On...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-15-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,314
Posted By Jermechanic
PM Sent

PM Sent regarding the Ellison throttle body
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-15-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,314
Posted By Jermechanic
Ellison Throttle Body

My friend has an Ellison throttle body on his 160hp o-320. After 1700hrs of good service he is now having difficulty starting hot.

Has anyone had their Ellison apart for repairs? Apparently their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By Jermechanic
Oversized shade

I installed the oversize Koger Shade in my slider RV6 and have been very happy. I decided to order the bigger shade so I didn’t have to wonder if I should have went bigger. I have never wished I went...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,193
Posted By Jermechanic
Iam on my 7th or 8th year with my Interstate...

Iam on my 7th or 8th year with my Interstate CYTX20HL-BS-PW. I try to fly at least every couple weeks year round. I have an inexpensive 1amp battery maintainer i put the battery on every few months...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jermechanic
Metal Mafia!!

214.931 is too slow����?? Love seeing the metal mafia there!!

One of the locals is upgrading prop and horsepower this year; possible new sport class addition ����
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-01-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,987
Posted By Jermechanic
Thx Ray

Great! Thanks Ray
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,734
Posted By Jermechanic
Quite a few options

Thanks for all the options. I'll update when I purchase my bike
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-28-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,987
Posted By Jermechanic
Thank you

Thanks for the info. Seems there aren't too many of these serviceable old gauges around. I will pass this info on
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-27-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,166
Posted By Jermechanic
EAA story

There was a story in the EAA magazine a while ago about an RV6 who had removed his canopy and closed in the baggage compartment slightly to fly slow locally with the wind in the cockpit. Cool story!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,734
Posted By Jermechanic
20" Wheel Folding bike in an RV6

I have been unsuccessful searching past threads about folding bikes in a side by side RV. Has anyone fit a 20" wheeled bike in the baggage compartment on a side by side. I have been looking at a...
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-16-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,987
Posted By Jermechanic
Triple action required

A friend is rebuilding his Volmer VJ22 and is having trouble locating a serviceable 3 in 1 engine gauge known as an AN5773-1. The is oil pressure, fuel pressure and a 12 volt oil temperature. If any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,212
Posted By Jermechanic
Never heard of a landing fee

I fly out of Victoria and visit the lower mainland regularly. I have never heard of a landing fee anywhere in BC except YVR. Where did you hear of this fee?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,307
Posted By Jermechanic
Link

https://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1512937204-96-54&browse=new&product=2017-calendar
Forum: GPS 11-21-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 403,124
Posted By Jermechanic
GDL39 at the same time as a GDL51

I have a Garmin 660 and a GDL39 ADSB receiver. If I want to add XM weather can I use and add a GDL51 at the same time as the GDL 39? The GDL52 includes both of the antennas in one but WOW its double...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 01:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,096
Posted By Jermechanic
Interstate YTX20HL-BS

Really happy with my Interstate Battery. 6years in my RV6 and going strong. I top it up occasionally with a battery maintainer to keep it happy.

Fairly easy to source locally. Around $130

Battery...
Forum: GPS 10-01-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 403,124
Posted By Jermechanic
Unhappy A couple disappointments

I tried out my new Garmin 660 and had a couple disappointments comparing with my trusty Garmin 496. As others have said with the 660 you have to choose between Canada or the US. I live in Victoria BC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,271
Posted By Jermechanic
Amazing

Amazing shot! Thx for sharing
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-18-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,170
Posted By Jermechanic
+3

John and I plus 1 are looking forward to the bbq again this year. We are flying the RV4 and RV6 from Canada .Thx again for hosting!
Forum: GPS 06-02-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 403,124
Posted By Jermechanic
Great news

Great news ! Thanks for the heads up Jim
Forum: GPS 06-02-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 403,124
Posted By Jermechanic
Activated my 496 XM weather today!

I activated my 496 XM weather today. I would like to purchase a new 660 but no XM weather available for it! That means no weather on board for those of us flying in Canada. There was talk of XM?!?...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,566
Posted By Jermechanic
Straight chuck inflator

I use a straight chuck air inflator. Works great. I also use a straight tire pressure gauge.

Similiar to this one; any Napa/Tool supply should be able to get...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,566
Posted By Jermechanic
Straight chuck inflator

I use a straight chuck air inflator. Works great. I also use a straight tire pressure gauge.

Similiar to this one; any Napa/Tool supply should be able to get...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By Jermechanic
Alternator shop

Take it by an alternator repair shop. They would be able to test it and tell you.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-10-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,913
Posted By Jermechanic
+2

Please put me down for two.
John and Jeremy from BC. Wouldn't miss it. Thx for putting this on again
Forum: Canada 07-11-2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,267
Posted By Jermechanic
Oakland To Nanaimo

As far as procedures for entering Canada.

In advance of your flight do the following asap
1.Sign up for Eapis (https://eapis.cbp.dhs.gov/)asap to get your username and password- I think it can take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,691
Posted By Jermechanic
Zulu- Big Bad Bluetooth Battle Blues

I just bought a second Lulu headset to ensure I have happy passengers. I took my wife on a birthday trip expecting us both to enjoy bluetooth tunes from our IPhones/Ipad. I linked my iphone to my...
Forum: GPS 03-02-2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 403,124
Posted By Jermechanic
XM WX

Will XM weather be an option? In Canada we don't have adsb so xm is our only real time weather option.
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,705
Posted By Jermechanic
Radar Vs ADSB

Wouldn't ATC be able to see all the traffic/targets regardless or wether or not they had a transponder turned on? Terrain dependant of course. ADSB sounds like it definately helps but I wouldn't...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,151
Posted By Jermechanic
How to apply for the Waiver

Vern what steps did you take to apply for your waiver?
Forum: Safety 10-27-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,940
Posted By Jermechanic
No problem opening for me

No problem opening for me
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By Jermechanic
Priceline. Sparks NV 3.5* $42

Hi Pierre,

We are staying at the Nugget in Sparks. We bought our nights on Priceline through their express deals and looks like its still available for $42 night plus around $10/night for the hotel...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-19-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,572
Posted By Jermechanic
Don't miss Sunday!!

I'd go Sunday and take the day off Monday! What Mike Said!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-17-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,572
Posted By Jermechanic
3 Canucks

There will be three of is from Canada. We are bringing the RV6 and the RV4 this year. Always a fun BBQ. Thanks for all the effort!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,508
Posted By Jermechanic
Headwinds!! Yikes

100knot ground speed. That would be a long 22 hour flight!! And must have been a heck of a headwind!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,358
Posted By Jermechanic
Talking Soaring at low speeds

Wondering if anyone has found a more durable source of tires to fit the pneumatic tailwheel. I have tried the 6" and the 8" Matco pneumatic tailwheels on my RV6 which are nice and smooth and feel...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-04-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,721
Posted By Jermechanic
We need a better tire compound

We have two of these Matco pneumatic tailwheels on our RV's in BC. They look great and ride great but we won't travel with them as they seem to go flat quite easily. The price is very reasonable for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,483
Posted By Jermechanic
Zulu 1 still supported

Just spoke with Lightspeed as I have had a loose battery door since almost new. Customer service said they will repair no problem under warranty. They said there is a slight parts issue if your Zulu...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,830
Posted By Jermechanic
Best place for research will be in Reno next week

Book a ticket to Reno for the air races next week/weekend!! There are lots of RV's racing there and I think Titan will even have a trailer there. If you purchase a pit pass you can rub shoulders with...
Forum: Canada 08-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 30,263
Posted By Jermechanic
Check out COPA places to fly to avoid landing and ramp fees

I hate to see anyone paying fees they weren't aware of. It looks like Whetstone/DelBonita would have been a good choice when heading to Alberta. I cross the border regularly and have never had to pay...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-22-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,361
Posted By Jermechanic
Two from Victoria

My friend John and I will be making the trip again this year from Victoria. We always have a great time in Reno and of course the BBQ. See you all there
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,190
Posted By Jermechanic
5th year

My buddy John and I will be arriving Friday from Victoria, tying down at Carson- look forward to it every year!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 42,266
Posted By Jermechanic
+1

I'll be there!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,965
Posted By Jermechanic
Great Trip!!

Looks like a great trip!! Glad to see you are filling the seats and doing the family trips- awesome! Be great to see your Super stol project as well
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,684
Posted By Jermechanic
RV14

You know what would be REALLY cool to see at the fly-in is an RV14!! Always great to see Vans reps at the show!
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