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Forum: Oregon 09-19-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,733
Posted By Mike Macon
WAAAM

WAAAM air museum in Hood River. Itís the best.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,630
Posted By Mike Macon
Thanks guys, that's the info I have been...

Thanks guys, that's the info I have been searching for and knew this website was going to be my best resource. VAF comes through again.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,630
Posted By Mike Macon
Duff - I am sending the two cylinders with burnt...

Duff -

I am sending the two cylinders with burnt intake valves, that includes the one that was replaced 50 hrs. ago, and the two that have not failed out for repairs and reconditioning to Aero...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,630
Posted By Mike Macon
Larry- Check your private messages.

Larry- Check your private messages.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,630
Posted By Mike Macon
Thanks Gary. I know you were not a big CA fan but...

Thanks Gary. I know you were not a big CA fan but are you missing the left coast at all?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,630
Posted By Mike Macon
Gary - This is my second one. #1 cylinder at 600...

Gary - This is my second one. #1 cylinder at 600 hrs. and now #4 at 650 hrs. There is a definite burn mark at the valve head edge. I used to be a little better at posting pictures to this site and I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,630
Posted By Mike Macon
The engine came new with my Cub kit. The engine...

The engine came new with my Cub kit. The engine was built by Titan.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,630
Posted By Mike Macon
Titan 0-340 Burnt Intake Valves

Does anyone know of issues with intake valves on the 0-340?
Does anyone besides Titan make replacement cylinders?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Mike Macon
GDL39/796

Worked great in my 6A. Still using it in the Cub. I don?t think you would be disappointed but I have never used anything else.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By Mike Macon
Good People

I had a very good experience with them after some damage to my Cub. It was my first experience with a claim and they were responsive and fair. I would highly recommend them. Many of their adjusters...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By Mike Macon
https://aeroleds.com/ I'm using these. They are...

https://aeroleds.com/

I'm using these. They are an advertiser on this site. Good product, nice folks.
Forum: Northwest 03-16-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,672
Posted By Mike Macon
Sisters

Sisters (6K5) is just up the road with bikes, camping and a car. Cool town.

Bend (KBDN) is also in the neighborhood with a lot of outdoor recreation and a brewery or two.
Forum: Autopilots 08-29-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mike Macon
TruTrak AP

I have the same AP and love it but I have never experienced your problem. I had some minor issues that they talked me through and it did go back for a software upgrade which took awhile. TruTrak has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,788
Posted By Mike Macon
Prospect

Prospect does not have any services. Also, be sure and check the NOTOMs as the airport is currently closed due to firefighting activities.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,361
Posted By Mike Macon
Audrey

Berkeley, WOW! You make us all very proud.

I will be looking forward to five more years of updates.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,187
Posted By Mike Macon
Sisters, Oregon

You might want to check out Sisters Eagle Airport. Camping on the field, loaner bicycles and a cool little town.

http://www.sistersairport.com/services.php
Forum: California 05-06-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,503
Posted By Mike Macon
DAR for NorCal

Larrie Ricca 916-947-9588

Larrie resides in Sacramento Area and works throughout NorCal. I just used him on a Carbon Cub recently. He made the whole process painless. I did not shop prices but I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,945
Posted By Mike Macon
So is the Titan 0-340. Are you saying it can not...

So is the Titan 0-340. Are you saying it can not be run above 80 HP continuous in an experimental non-LSA aircraft?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,597
Posted By Mike Macon
I spent some quality time with Matt while I was...

I spent some quality time with Matt while I was based at LVK. Good guy.

Get well soon.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-15-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,320
Posted By Mike Macon
T-Shirt

Tony -

Nice video. I recognize that black t-shirt. I have one too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By Mike Macon
Thanks again Bob. Vic - I am appropriately...

Thanks again Bob.



Vic - I am appropriately rated, the problem is the 5 hrs. in "Type". I will have a perfectly good airplane to accomplish the in "Type" I am just looking for a way to use it. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By Mike Macon
APP

Thanks Bob and Vic. I am just preparing for some insurance requirements. It is looking like I will need to get 5 hours of dual in type prior to coverage. I am having a qualified, insurable test pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By Mike Macon
Additional Pilot Program

I could not find if this has been asked and I am not trying to "Poke the Bear" but ............ under the APP, which was developed to improve safety by enhancing builder/owner pilot skills, could the...
Forum: Rocket 02-23-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,981
Posted By Mike Macon
Experimental

I may be doing it wrong but I believe that is only for initial contact to a control tower. I never use "experimental" when talking to ATC for flight following, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,864
Posted By Mike Macon
Titan based 0-340

David, your point is valid but CubCrafters is using an 0-340. I do not understand all the paperwork technicalities but the engine is, per the manufacturer, 180 HP peak, 80 HP continuous.
Forum: Oregon 11-30-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,148
Posted By Mike Macon
Hangar Found

Found a hangar in Sisters. I'm gonna quit looking again.:)
Forum: Oregon 11-29-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,148
Posted By Mike Macon
Still looking

Thought I had a space in Sisters. Quit looking. Thought wrong. Back looking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,698
Posted By Mike Macon
Carb Ice?

Probably the best possible position for an engine stoppage. I was in the pattern, on crosswind, pulled back the power to slow and descend a bit, turned downwind, put power back in, got nothing. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,698
Posted By Mike Macon
6666

Received a 6666 from Seattle Center on my first test flight after an engine out experience. Just what I needed to settle my already frayed nerves.:eek:
Forum: Oregon 11-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,148
Posted By Mike Macon
Looking for a hangar in Central Oregon

I am looking for a hangar or hangar space in the Sisters/Bend/Redmond/Prineville area. I will need the hangar for 3 to 4 months this winter.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,079
Posted By Mike Macon
Wheel Pant Removal

I would rather repair my wheel pants than my horizontal stab. YMMV
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,909
Posted By Mike Macon
Sorry Doug. She raised a great kid.

Sorry Doug. She raised a great kid.
Forum: Northwest 08-24-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,424
Posted By Mike Macon
Search and Rescue

Come on guys and gals we are talking about $12.00 that goes into a dedicated account for Search and Rescue. If you add up all the sales tax I paid on my plane, with the pilot registration, it equals...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,750
Posted By Mike Macon
If you are talking about CubCrafter's 340CC, it...

If you are talking about CubCrafter's 340CC, it is built by Titan.:D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,894
Posted By Mike Macon
Northwest TFRs

You should check the ceilings of our TFRs. My experience is most of them are below 10,000. Easy peezy to get over and less smoke. It is probably the minimum altitude you want to be anyway on a warm...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-11-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,420
Posted By Mike Macon
RSVP

It's great to see that you and Paul can spell Sierra correctly.:)

Weather (including winds) looks good. Count me in.
Forum: GPS 06-01-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,695
Posted By Mike Macon
Ball plate

I went from a 296 to a 796 when they first came out. I use the same Ram ball mount plate for my 796. The only problem is the 796 is a much larger unit and covers up more of my panel than I would...
Forum: ADS-B 03-12-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,330
Posted By Mike Macon
I have mine mounted in the cockpit, on top of the...

I have mine mounted in the cockpit, on top of the gear tower with Velcro. Works great but maybe you were thinking something more sophisticated.:rolleyes:
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,033
Posted By Mike Macon
Big Bear

I do something similar to your westernmost route every year in February or March to visits my folks in Tucson. I have used L45 and it's always great to visit John Harmon's Rocket Café but sometimes I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-23-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,683
Posted By Mike Macon
Golden Gate

Not the New York City but the City. I think this is the first time this one has ever been photographed.:rolleyes:

http://i41.tinypic.com/1z5npxe.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/2wp35uf.jpg
Forum: Safety 01-23-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,330
Posted By Mike Macon
Lack of AMEs

My current Medical expired this month and I saw my AME yesterday. The price had doubled to $130.00. I received a special issuance for Obstructive Sleep Apnea that requires me to go back in 12 months....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-11-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,031
Posted By Mike Macon
Tracy, CA to Sisters, OR

I have been working in the Bay Area for a few weeks and I usually do not get a chance to fly back home to Sisters, OR very often due to the weather this time of year. This year is different. The...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-08-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,366
Posted By Mike Macon
Sean DeRosier

That was Sean DeRosier of Fairfield, CA in a One Design he and his father built. He would taxi with the engine off using the turbines. I believe he told me they had 50 LB of thrust each. He was...
Forum: California 12-03-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mike Macon
Bob - Thanks for the replies. I hangared there...

Bob -
Thanks for the replies. I hangared there during 2010 and 2011 in the area you are talking about.
I was on the south side talking to folks when I landed Sunday and was there again today after...
Forum: California 12-02-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mike Macon
LVK Hangar Space ?

I am working in the Livermore area for the next +- 2 months. I am looking for hangar space for my RV6A at LVK. I will broaden my search to Tracy and Byron in the very near future if this does not...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-22-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 91,530
Posted By Mike Macon
Amy, there are a lot of us who benefitted from...

Amy, there are a lot of us who benefitted from Tony's controller thread, his flying adventure stories and his overall enthusiasm for our sport.
He helped us, please, if we can now help you, let us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,190
Posted By Mike Macon
Sorry to add to the drift but ......

Allan -
It is a shame that your intention of trying to help fellow aviators with a possible auto pilot issue quickly degenerated into an assault on your flying abilities. Do not take it too personal,...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-17-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,970
Posted By Mike Macon
Sad day in Montague

Larry Graves not only built the Oshkosh award winning Glasair but was an RV builder including an RV3. Larry and LLoyd were two of the most competent pilots in the area. They will be missed.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-02-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,727
Posted By Mike Macon
Crater Lake, OR

I have read that it is not possible to take a bad picture of Crater Lake but no picture will do it justice. Here is another picture that does not do it justice. I took this during my weekend commute...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 28,655
Posted By Mike Macon
And Trees

Power lines and overhanging trees.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-10-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,790
Posted By Mike Macon
Madras

If you find Madras inconvenient to fly to you obviously live on the wrong side of the mountain.;) It's always VFR on the east side.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-26-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,448
Posted By Mike Macon
Pulse Oximeter

I would caution anyone buying a fingertip pulse oximeter to get one with a brightness level adjustment feature. The first oximeter I puchased is useless because I can not read it in the bright RV...
Forum: California 03-11-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,140
Posted By Mike Macon
Ice Cream Social

Thanks Alisha and Axel -

I had a great time, met some very nice folks and Rosie and the guys put on a good show. Ice Cream for lunch. Good times.
Forum: California 02-08-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By Mike Macon
San Bernardino area

How about shelter in the greater San Bernardino area or east of the Basin? I really do not want to leave my little buddy outside.
Forum: California 02-07-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By Mike Macon
Hangars at KREI?

I will be working in the Mentone, CA area for a couple of months. I plan on flying the 6A down to Redlands on 2/12/13. Any help or advice on how to find hangar space to rent, share or ??? would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,123
Posted By Mike Macon
Phillips oil

800+ hours, 0' to 17,500', always one or two quarts stored, always upright and never leaked. It is good to be aware that the possibility exisits, if they are not stored upright, before I did it....
Forum: Southeast 12-16-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,909
Posted By Mike Macon
Macon

Here's a bump for you Brian but you guys need to quit talking about me.:)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-15-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 241,236
Posted By Mike Macon
Vernonia, OR

I have landed on many dirt strips but my first with real grass was 05S with Mike Seager in the right seat. I am guessing I am not the only one.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,311
Posted By Mike Macon
DDO2

Rick -
In my case, I work in different locations and relocate two or three times a year. The hassle and expense of locating different filling locations is worth the price to me. Although not a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,311
Posted By Mike Macon
Dilution Demand

I agree that the Mountain High system is great. I borrowed one from a friend and was very impressed by the difference in O2 use. I have been using a similar device made by Aerox and have no...
Forum: GPS 09-16-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,494
Posted By Mike Macon
Thanks Guys

Thanks Brian and Matt (and Doug). The info contained in this thread saved me a lot of researching. I was able to go directly to the sources and set everything up. Flight tested the GDL-39/796 today...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,409
Posted By Mike Macon
Beaver Buddy

While based at Livermore, Ca (LVK) for a work project, I subleased a hangar next to a hanger full of nice airplanes. One day they were cleaning the hangar floor and moved everything outside. I could...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-09-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,527
Posted By Mike Macon
1269 - 1 6A - 1- 1 - 1

Siskiyou County, CA (KSIY) - Auburn CA, (KAUN) - Hemet, CA (KHMT) - Oroville, CA (KOVE) - Siskiyou County, CA (KSIY)

1269 miles, 1 RV6A, 1 pilot, 1 day , 1 State.

I'm sure there is a Texan out...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,891
Posted By Mike Macon
Pilot Rock

I can not get the Wikipedia URL to insert but the rock (volcanic plug) was named for pioneers traveling from California to Oregon.
There was a fatal military plane crash there in the +- 1940s but...
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