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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By jbDC9
What he said! I installed this $35 red LED on the...

What he said! I installed this $35 red LED on the belly of my -8. It’s cheap, effective, quiet and an easy install. Having it flashing on the belly has saved me twice recently from walking away and...
Forum: Safety 10-14-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,661
Posted By jbDC9
Looks like Classic Aero to me... yikes! Wonder if...

Looks like Classic Aero to me... yikes! Wonder if I should open mine up for a look?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,539
Posted By jbDC9
It's a small world on this internet thingy isn't...

It's a small world on this internet thingy isn't it?

After waiting several hours in Bangor waiting for the coastal fog to lift, Bar Harbor finally opened up, yay! So, I blasted off for BHB; no real...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,539
Posted By jbDC9
A good looking RV, you're gonna love it! And...

A good looking RV, you're gonna love it!

And you're at Bah Hahbah? Hey man, can you clear out the murky fog this morning? I'm in Bangor right now waiting for it to clear... gotta do a scenic coastal...
Forum: Autopilots 09-13-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By jbDC9
My Trutrak Vizion 385 was similar, I could feel...

My Trutrak Vizion 385 was similar, I could feel the servos in the stick and didn’t really like it... but it wasn’t enough to make me want to yank the system and go without, was mostly just a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,726
Posted By jbDC9
A valid concern... the B-17 that I fly has a...

A valid concern... the B-17 that I fly has a smoke system installed, but only on #3 and usually only used for the Tora Tora airshow routine. But last year doing a football stadium flyover in...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-07-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,414
Posted By jbDC9
I agree that the fee structure Signature Flight...

I agree that the fee structure Signature Flight Support is legalized extortion and their AVL location seems to be the poster child, but... I was there 3 years ago for a 2 night stay and it really...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-07-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 38,945
Posted By jbDC9
Just a datapoint; on my O-360-A1D the #3 cylinder...

Just a datapoint; on my O-360-A1D the #3 cylinder would get pretty toasty warm at times... now I like toast, but not on my engine! So, I did that little air duct mod behind #3 and it made a big...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By jbDC9
Yes, but... there’s always a “but”, right? I...

Yes, but... there’s always a “but”, right? I would at least periodically check and clean that screen just to cut down on the gunk and sludge that builds up. My O-360-A1D came from a flight school...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-27-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,704
Posted By jbDC9
Yep! Great story and awesome pics! Cool dog too.

Yep! Great story and awesome pics! Cool dog too.
Forum: Autopilots 08-25-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,909
Posted By jbDC9
Yeah, that! As long as you're in there, and it's...

Yeah, that! As long as you're in there, and it's not that much extra coin; you'll really like having a two axis system...
Forum: Propellers 08-18-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,184
Posted By jbDC9
Whew! That's a good explanation, thanks...

Whew! That's a good explanation, thanks Paul!

Seriously though, my first 10 minutes down the google rabbit hole trying to find and then comprehend the props from two different (yet related?)...
Forum: Propellers 08-18-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,184
Posted By jbDC9
Whirlwind props... but which one? After reading...

Whirlwind props... but which one?

After reading this discussion I Googled “Whirlwind Propellers” where the first hit led me to the Whirlwind Propeller website; I searched all thru this website and...
Forum: Autopilots 08-16-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,989
Posted By jbDC9
Whoops! I did a typo, meant to say GMC507 a/p...

Whoops! I did a typo, meant to say GMC507 a/p head.
Forum: Autopilots 08-16-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,989
Posted By jbDC9
The 375/507/G5 setup is a great combination so...

The 375/507/G5 setup is a great combination so far, love it! And yes, it will do a coupled LPV approach.


Agreed, the Garmin just seems better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,512
Posted By jbDC9
Awesome! San Francisco to Tyler? No big deal,...

Awesome!

San Francisco to Tyler? No big deal, easy trip, take the RV! Nice. :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,437
Posted By jbDC9
Man, if I'd known that offer was on the table,...

Man, if I'd known that offer was on the table, I'd have dropped in and cleared out the fridge while flying past a coupla weeks ago!

https://i.imgur.com/hfWcYR2.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-25-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,437
Posted By jbDC9
Sounds like a cool trip! Just a few days ago I...

Sounds like a cool trip!

Just a few days ago I finished my solo “social distanced” trip from Houston to the PNW, which included buzzing around the San Juan Islands and some of the Oregon coast. My...
Forum: Rocket 07-24-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By jbDC9
Same here, except for being an RV-8. I installed...

Same here, except for being an RV-8. I installed a TruTrak Vision 385 a few years ago using the standard TT subfloor mount bracket for the roll servo. When upgrading to a Garmin autopilot, Stein...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,750
Posted By jbDC9
I'm sorta curious as to how that paint job is...

I'm sorta curious as to how that paint job is holding up... mine was in the same shop, same time, completed just after Darren's. Mine was pretty much a cr@p job from the start and it hasn't aged...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-07-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By jbDC9
With the engine shut down there's no noise, so I...

With the engine shut down there's no noise, so I didn't pull the CBs for that, no need. Pmags are grounded on engine case.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-07-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By jbDC9
A-ha! I found the noise... it's the Pmags, but...

A-ha! I found the noise... it's the Pmags, but not the ignition itself or harnesses; it's the power.

My Pmag power is wired straight from the install manual; 18 ga wire (unshielded) from main bus to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-07-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By jbDC9
Sweeeeet. Cowlings are already off to do the SDS...

Sweeeeet. Cowlings are already off to do the SDS induction tube mod (cool upgrade BTW), will double check the leads.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-07-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By jbDC9
Yep, the noise is RPM proportional. Initially the...

Yep, the noise is RPM proportional. Initially the noise was with both engine on and off, but after removing the G660 audio line, now the noise is only when prop is turning. And no, not fun to...
Forum: Autopilots 07-07-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,924
Posted By jbDC9
Reading this makes me glad I ditched my TruTrak...

Reading this makes me glad I ditched my TruTrak stuff.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-06-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By jbDC9
Pmags, audio noise?

Has anyone had issues with P/Emags causing audio noise over the intercom?

Backstory; I've been running Pmags since new, 13+ years and 1650 hours... my panel was straight from the locomotive era with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By jbDC9
I just did this project a couple of months ago,...

I just did this project a couple of months ago, replaced my Whelen nav/strobes with Aveo LEDs. It wasn?t a huge job to take the wingtips off, lay up a few layers of glass over the holes, sand and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-02-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,085
Posted By jbDC9
Another great trip report Scott, thanks! These...

Another great trip report Scott, thanks!

These old military bases just fascinate me for some reason, whether it's more recently closed Navy or Air Force SAC bases or from WWII, it's just eerie, cool...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By jbDC9
Now that?s a good idea, hadn?t thought of that...

Now that?s a good idea, hadn?t thought of that trick. Duh. Will give it a shot.


Interesting... I do have an old KX-125 in the panel, but transmitting on it has no effect.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By jbDC9
GNX 375 intermittent GPS signal loss

Just checking to see if anyone else has run into this issue...

I have a new install GNX375 in my RV-8 that seems to have a glitchy GPS receiver, or something... it will intermittently and randomly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,461
Posted By jbDC9
Not really, the meowing and other BS on guard has...

Not really, the meowing and other BS on guard has been going on for years; it's so bad that pretty much anywhere east of the Mississippi River I usually don't monitor guard anymore, just too much...
Forum: Autopilots 06-21-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By jbDC9
Yes! Does a great job thru the RS-232 connection.

Yes! Does a great job thru the RS-232 connection.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,552
Posted By jbDC9
It?s not just in the paperwork, but pull the...

It?s not just in the paperwork, but pull the cowling and take a look at the alternator itself and determine what you have, it?s easy to tell the difference. If it?s an older -4 it?s probably 50\50 on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,423
Posted By jbDC9
This gets me thinking the current cylinders on my...

This gets me thinking the current cylinders on my O-360-A1D... the engine was a Lycoming factory rebuild in 1996 with new cylinders; I bought the engine in 2005 with 1660 hours, did a field overhaul...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,969
Posted By jbDC9
Maybe it?s because I?m a lowly RV-8 driver and I...

Maybe it?s because I?m a lowly RV-8 driver and I don?t get out much, but... what the heck is AST?? I figure it?s something at the back of the aeroplane, but I have no idea what you guys are referring...
Forum: Autopilots 05-24-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,989
Posted By jbDC9
Same here. I had a Vizion 385 in my RV-8 and...

Same here. I had a Vizion 385 in my RV-8 and planned a panel upgrade to include a pair of G5s and a GNX375; I just couldn’t see the point of spending that much coin on an “update”... after selling...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,229
Posted By jbDC9
Ha! Funny... heck, I?m half deaf already with...

Ha! Funny... heck, I?m half deaf already with tinnitus and loss on my right ear, but with my Lightspeed ANRs on the noise is just annoying. Looks like I need to order up some more shielded wire and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,229
Posted By jbDC9
Thanks Justin, Yep, in the hangar, electrics...

Thanks Justin,

Yep, in the hangar, electrics powered up and headset on, there was lots of static type noise, snap-crackle-pop. I then pulled the 660 audio (Left channel) wire from the audio panel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,229
Posted By jbDC9
Reviving an old thread, but, it fits my...

Reviving an old thread, but, it fits my problem...

I recently completed a panel upgrade in my RV-8 which included replacing my 496 with a Aera 660. The rest of the panel is dual G5s, GNX375 plus...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,844
Posted By jbDC9
Funny, just yesterday I was out flying the new...

Funny, just yesterday I was out flying the new dual G5/G375 panel in my RV-8 and was thinking, "holy cr@p, this is cool to have an HSI in this thing!" I guess that since my old panel was a steam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By jbDC9
Not to throw a monkey wrench in your gears,...

Not to throw a monkey wrench in your gears, but... if you want to use the Nuckolls 3-switch method, take a look at the Grote 44030 solid state LED alternating...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,316
Posted By jbDC9
Well there ya go, makes for an easy fix with the...

Well there ya go, makes for an easy fix with the label printer.

Thanks Justin for the quick response!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,316
Posted By jbDC9
Revisiting this thread as I'm getting towards the...

Revisiting this thread as I'm getting towards the finish line on my panel upgrade; I wired my G5, GNX375 and Aera 660 according to the G5 Installation Manual, Rev. 5, Figure 7-11, "G5/GAD29 to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By jbDC9
Man, that was a fast response... thanks Justin!

Man, that was a fast response... thanks Justin!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By jbDC9
Reviving an old thread here, but it seems to fit...

Reviving an old thread here, but it seems to fit my issue...

I'm doing a panel upgrade that includes adding a new GTR 200 as Com 1, but I'm keeping my old King KX-125 as Com 2. My issue is transmit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By jbDC9
Ah, exactly the info from Garmin that I needed!...

Ah, exactly the info from Garmin that I needed! Apparently my forum search mojo is pretty weak... thanks Steve!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By jbDC9
Aera 660 audio wiring

I searched the archives for an answer here but didn't find it, so here goes...

I'm installing a Garmin Aera 660 GPS in my new panel and need to connect the audio, but I don't have a "true" audio...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By jbDC9
Interesting... a few years ago I switched from...

Interesting... a few years ago I switched from Phillips XC 20W-50 to Aeroshell 15W-50 and my consumption went up! I?d have switched back to the Phil XC but I had 8-10 cases of the Aeroshell to run...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By jbDC9
Seems a likely spot to ask a G5 question; how do...

Seems a likely spot to ask a G5 question; how do you set the HSI display to compass arc mode and not the full compass rose? I understand that the Exp versions can do the arc but certified versions...
Forum: Reviews 04-07-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By jbDC9
Delta Pop Aviation, fantastic customer service!

Hey all,

Just wanted to mention (another) example of the fine customer service from Don at Delta Pop Aviation; several years ago I bought his bent whip com antenna for a belly mount on my RV-8....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By jbDC9
OAT probe, shared output?

Here's a dumb question I'm sure, and I've searched the archives but haven't found the answer yet, so here goes...

Can a single OAT probe split the signal to feed 2 different instruments? I'm...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,733
Posted By jbDC9
IPA... beer?

IPA... beer?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By jbDC9
Hey Joe! I remember you; used to fly your RV into...

Hey Joe! I remember you; used to fly your RV into Weiser several times a week, then I hopped you a ride in a CAF AT-6 outta Stinson a few years ago... glad you're getting back to it! Hose off the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By jbDC9
I did the same on my engine; sent my first-run...

I did the same on my engine; sent my first-run original Lycoming cylinders to ECI for overhaul and Cerminil plating circa 2005. Have 1600+ hours on it so far with no indications of delamination. Oil...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-02-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,996
Posted By jbDC9
Yep, nice.

Yep, nice.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-02-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,172
Posted By jbDC9
Cessnnock ARO? What's that?

Cessnnock ARO? What's that?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,316
Posted By jbDC9
Oh. That's so simple, duh. Who knew that this...

Oh. That's so simple, duh. Who knew that this would be in the book? :o

Thanks Brad!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,316
Posted By jbDC9
So this thread looks like an appropriate place to...

So this thread looks like an appropriate place to ask a question;

I’m starting soon on a panel upgrade that will include 2 G5s, a GNX 375 and a Aera 660. My current autopilot is a TT Vizion 385 but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,500
Posted By jbDC9
Agreed! The initial post here makes almost no...

Agreed! The initial post here makes almost no sense, but after reading it numerous times I sorta get the point. Not sure why it?s a point though...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,333
Posted By jbDC9
So, Bob, how is his opinion WRONG?? It differs...

So, Bob, how is his opinion WRONG?? It differs from yours, sure, but that doesn't make it wrong. The last time this discussion came up you voiced your opinion; in my view, your opinion is wrong. See...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,205
Posted By jbDC9
Nope, read again what he wrote. He?s checking in...

Nope, read again what he wrote. He?s checking in (holy cr@p I said the bad words!) on a IFR flight plan, not calling to request flight following. No extra congestion caused here.


Exactly! A huge...
Forum: Autopilots 09-29-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By jbDC9
Duhhh. What?s SAP? Too many acronyms here! And I...

Duhhh. What?s SAP?

Too many acronyms here! And I thought as a 737 driver flying LNAV/VNAV and RNAV/RNP approaches all day long I?d heard them all...
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