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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-15-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,677
Posted By Jesse
They found from the prop back to the main gear...

They found from the prop back to the main gear and spar center section so far. They have also found a few tail components. They are going back out tomorrow to dig deeper and hopefully find the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-14-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,677
Posted By Jesse
There were 2 onboard. They have found the engine,...

There were 2 onboard. They have found the engine, one landing gear, the ELT and some Misc parts. They think they found the fuselage but it was getting too dark. Divers will return tomorrow.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-13-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,677
Posted By Jesse
RV-9A down in FL

An RV-9A, N4889R, went missing west of Cross City (KCTY), FL this afternoon. I am sure there will be news reports tomorrow. My plane, N5303B, was used to find a plane just off the shore near where...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,030
Posted By Jesse
I plane to be there with a few extra guys.

I plane to be there with a few extra guys.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 58,451
Posted By Jesse
I just dealt with a similar install recently. I...

I just dealt with a similar install recently. I would use Transponder Monitor. Make sure you use one serial port for the GPS position input and the other serial port for the data output to the GRT. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,566
Posted By Jesse
I think Randy got a little higher position than...

I think Randy got a little higher position than ?aviation enthusiast wanted.? I think it was more of a Mitch Lock type of position.

Randy, if I?m ever in that neck of the woods, I would love to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,696
Posted By Jesse
The US does run on 1090ES as well as UAT. The...

The US does run on 1090ES as well as UAT. The weather information is a UAT broadcast. Traffic is broadcast on either 1090 or UAT, depending on what the receiver can handle. 1090ES is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,065
Posted By Jesse
You would love the upgrade to HDX, but only you...

You would love the upgrade to HDX, but only you can say if it?s worth the cost. If you are trying to decide whether to buy the Skyview Touch or the HDX, I?d say it?s a no-brainer. If you already have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,065
Posted By Jesse
You?ll love the Dynon A/P and the Avidyne 540.

You?ll love the Dynon A/P and the Avidyne 540.
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-05-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Jesse
Email or text me for details on Nicolas Posada....

Email or text me for details on Nicolas Posada. He is a CFI/II with significant RV experience based at Plant City.
Forum: ADS-B 02-05-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By Jesse
I have never seen traffic tracks on anything...

I have never seen traffic tracks on anything ads-b. Are you sure those aren’t your tracks (bread crumbs)?

All ads-b systems I have seen show where a plane is now, his track, altitude and speed, but...
Forum: GPS 01-27-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By Jesse
I have a good working 300XL for sale if you?re...

I have a good working 300XL for sale if you?re interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,696
Posted By Jesse
It?s a different physical size, but the GMC307...

It?s a different physical size, but the GMC307 would be a direct replacement for the GMC305. No sense in going with a GMC507 over a GMC307 if you are already wired for a GMC305/7.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By Jesse
A friend has a Cherokee that had the same...

A friend has a Cherokee that had the same problem. He called and sent them a copy of his Airworthiness Certificate and that fixed it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By Jesse
The 250HP 540?s are usually 8.5:1 compression...

The 250HP 540?s are usually 8.5:1 compression (same as D4A5 that Van?s sells) and redline rpm of 2575 (instead of 2700 of the D4A5). Verify with Barrett that it is safe to run it at 2700 then use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By Jesse
Nicolas Posada is in Tampa. He does move around...

Nicolas Posada is in Tampa. He does move around the area. Email or text me for his number.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,618
Posted By Jesse
If it's connected to a WAAS GPS, it does not need...

If it's connected to a WAAS GPS, it does not need its own antenna.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By Jesse
It should be NMEA in/out and set the D180 to 4800...

It should be NMEA in/out and set the D180 to 4800 baud.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jesse
This may be a good issue for a Poll. I have not...

This may be a good issue for a Poll. I have not used sectional charts for a couple of years now. I use the maps on the EFIS and the aeronautical maps on a ForeFlight. I use approach plates, but no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,372
Posted By Jesse
I would try one of those hook debuting tools to...

I would try one of those hook debuting tools to start with. You only need to remove 1/16 of material around the whole perimeter, so that just might work.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By Jesse
Nicolas Posada is on my crew and is a CFII. He...

Nicolas Posada is on my crew and is a CFII. He does a lot of training in RV?s. He will be moving to the Tampa area at the end of the year. Give me a call or text me and I can give you his info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Jesse
For a non-WAAS 420 with no Nav radio, you miss...

For a non-WAAS 420 with no Nav radio, you miss out on very little without ARINC. As mentioned already, it somewhat depends on your auto pilot, because some auto pilots use ARINC for vertical...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-07-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Jesse
The RV-6 wasn?t prepunched, so they are all a...

The RV-6 wasn?t prepunched, so they are all a little different. Van?s doesn?t have a CAD file for them. There are a couple of ways to reproduce.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,618
Posted By Jesse
If you?re just doing one G5, and don?t care about...

If you?re just doing one G5, and don?t care about magnetic heading for the G5, it?s an easy wire. 7 wires from the GTN650. 4 arinc wires from the gps connector and 2 arinc wires from the Nav...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By Jesse
They just recently raised the price from $250 to...

They just recently raised the price from $250 to $450. They also don?t offer the super bright update. They are running out of parts on these units. They have supported these units for way longer than...
Forum: GPS 11-06-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,757
Posted By Jesse
Make sure the SD car you are using is a 16GB...

Make sure the SD car you are using is a 16GB card. I?ve had the exact problem you are seeing with an 8GB card. Switched to 16GB and it worked.
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,798
Posted By Jesse
I flew with a guy in his RV-14 in Michigan. His...

I flew with a guy in his RV-14 in Michigan. His CHT?s got over 300 in the climb, maybe as high as 350 on one or two, but in cruise at least one or two were under 300. I couldn?t believe it.

In an...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,719
Posted By Jesse
Take a look at an RV-10. The top cowl to firewall...

Take a look at an RV-10. The top cowl to firewall pins are a MUCH better system on the -10 that could be used on any of the other models.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,483
Posted By Jesse
I always recommend flying before changing the...

I always recommend flying before changing the oil. I?ve seen sumps with a 1/2? of sludge because it was always changed cold. Only in very rare occasions will I change oil cold.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,781
Posted By Jesse
ForeFlight has the approaches in its database, so...

ForeFlight has the approaches in its database, so you can add an approach to the end of the flight plan and WiFi it to Skyview and the Skyview will fly the lateral portion. You are still responsible...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,176
Posted By Jesse
Great to see you back, Randy. Many of us will...

Great to see you back, Randy. Many of us will wait eagerly to see what new Dynon products are becoming available.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By Jesse
What Jake said!

What Jake said!
Forum: ADS-B 10-30-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,946
Posted By Jesse
Installed Garmin GDL82 ADS-B transmitter IAW...

Installed Garmin GDL82 ADS-B transmitter IAW Garmin installation manual. Anonymous switch installed in panel at _____ location.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Jesse
Is there any chance you have a broken sheer...

Is there any chance you have a broken sheer screw? I have seen broken sheer screws that are steered, allowing the arm to move about 10 degrees before catching and holding back and forth. This caused...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-26-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 188,512
Posted By Jesse
I agree 95% (all except the canopy open part).

I agree 95% (all except the canopy open part).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By Jesse
I would do both. $35 for the WiFi is a no...

I would do both. $35 for the WiFi is a no brained, but touch is too if you can afford it.
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By Jesse
The radio stack is a great place to split the...

The radio stack is a great place to split the Panel. That will be adequate to hold the halves together.
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By Jesse
I have done this many times. If you are leaving...

I have done this many times. If you are leaving the stock bottom bar, then it?s an easy thing to do. Just put an attachment piece to hold the two together with screws.

The radio stack angles can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,934
Posted By Jesse
One thing you are saying is AOA (Angle of...

One thing you are saying is AOA (Angle of Attack). The other thing sounds like you are talking about the AP Panel with trim circuitry. Which one is it? Give me a call & I?ll see if I can help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Jesse
You were here today & didn?t mention it? Text me...

You were here today & didn?t mention it? Text me a picture of the old switch back & the new one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By Jesse
Once you figure out how to navigate the menus,...

Once you figure out how to navigate the menus, it?s not hard. The altitude will be RS232 as Icarus.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By Jesse
That?s not an uncommon argument or uncommon...

That?s not an uncommon argument or uncommon reason for just moving forward, but that?s not following the rules. I?ve talked to FSDO people before who said, ?don?t need to do anything? for that type...
Forum: RV-4 10-21-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,765
Posted By Jesse
I would keep the adapter assembly in case you...

I would keep the adapter assembly in case you decide to put on a backup alternator down the road. You can buy a plate or make one. I would use 1/4? aluminum as was mentioned, and there?s is a decent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By Jesse
The language at the bottom of your original post...

The language at the bottom of your original post ?or similarly worded statement.?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By Jesse
Hi is 7 and Lo is 34 on the P1006

Hi is 7 and Lo is 34 on the P1006
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,474
Posted By Jesse
I might do this if I could break away, but I have...

I might do this if I could break away, but I have more work than I can do as it is.
Forum: ADS-B 10-18-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,801
Posted By Jesse
Anonymous mode on some UAT units is optional. If...

Anonymous mode on some UAT units is optional. If it shows the correct tail number, then it is not in anonymous mode.
Forum: ADS-B 10-15-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,801
Posted By Jesse
1. I think officially the Bahamas wants/required...

1. I think officially the Bahamas wants/required 1090ES, but I know a lot of people who fly there with no ADS-B (maybe not officially required yet) or with UAT, so I don't think the Bahamas will be a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By Jesse
I once found a sump on an O-360 that had 1/4+? of...

I once found a sump on an O-360 that had 1/4+? of sludge in it. The guy would always call his mechanic to come do the oil change, so it was always changed cold. I once changed it and by the time he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,388
Posted By Jesse
If it isn?t installed yet, you should still...

If it isn?t installed yet, you should still qualify for the rebate.
Forum: RV-10 10-09-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By Jesse
Prop wash may be better on one side, but it would...

Prop wash may be better on one side, but it would also be worth considering the possibility of exhaust on the same side. In flight I don?t think it would matter, but following the diagram posted, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,544
Posted By Jesse
The most common problem I have seen people make...

The most common problem I have seen people make is buying auto pilot servos during the build, only to change their mind about final panel equipment and having servos they can?t use. The auto pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By Jesse
You would want to put the mag switch(Es) close to...

You would want to put the mag switch(Es) close to the middle of he Panel and could easily out in two independent start switches/buttons, but you would probably want a starter enable switch so you...
Forum: Southeast 10-07-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By Jesse
We could get you in a hangar at X35. We could...

We could get you in a hangar at X35. We could help arrange a ride to GNV, MCO, TPA, PIE, SFB or JAX.
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By Jesse
The bottom cross bar needs to be replaced with a...

The bottom cross bar needs to be replaced with a curved one to clear the sump. This was an issue and fixed established years ago, but hasn?t been talked about recently that I?ve seen.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,915
Posted By Jesse
I had high CHT?s on my -6 back in the day and...

I had high CHT?s on my -6 back in the day and found that one mag was set at about 30-31 degrees. Set to 25 and the CHT?s dropped 25-30 degrees.
Forum: Autopilots 09-30-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,917
Posted By Jesse
The weight adds maybe 6-8 oz. Removing the manual...

The weight adds maybe 6-8 oz. Removing the manual trim cable and going electric with auto trim probably saves a pound or more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By Jesse
There is a wire on most encoders (usually pink),...

There is a wire on most encoders (usually pink), that old transponders would connect to ground to tell the encoder to send altitude data. Older transponders couldn?t handle continuous altitude data....
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,917
Posted By Jesse
From the TruTrak Auto Pitch Trim...

From the TruTrak Auto Pitch Trim Manual:

Autotrim Installation
-The autotrim module can be mounted in any location, in any orientation. Generally it is installed near the pitch servo to minimize the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,917
Posted By Jesse
Is there a Jesse St. James, or are you referring...

Is there a Jesse St. James, or are you referring to me?

The auto trim module for the TruTrak can be mounted in any orientation, and can go right back by the pitch servo. It doesn?t need to run to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-26-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,729
Posted By Jesse
Amen to that. I have taken more auto conversions...

Amen to that. I have taken more auto conversions out to install Lycomings than I care to remember. On the other hand, an auto conversion plane can be had for a bargain, cheap enough to put a Lycoming...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,364
Posted By Jesse
I got my A&P letter based on experience building...

I got my A&P letter based on experience building EAB?s, but I got letters from a few A&P?s who were aware of and had seen my work in progress. The letters totaled over 36 months. The rules do say...
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