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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By swjohnsey
I'll bring a six pack of Shiner Bock.

I'll bring a six pack of Shiner Bock.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 06-25-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By swjohnsey
True. Sugar is not soluble in gasoline.

True. Sugar is not soluble in gasoline.
Forum: Tools 06-19-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By swjohnsey
I got the 4" version. Made in China but it looks...

I got the 4" version. Made in China but it looks decent.
Forum: ADS-B 06-18-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By swjohnsey
Interesting. I posted about my tail beacon in the...

Interesting. I posted about my tail beacon in the RV-4 and it seems to have disappeared.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,632
Posted By swjohnsey
An IO-360 will burn about the same as a O-320 at...

An IO-360 will burn about the same as a O-320 at the same power output. I can burn about 7.3 gph (21/21) putiting out around 120 hp. Can the O-320 put out 240 in a pinch?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,135
Posted By swjohnsey
When was the last time someone checked to see if...

When was the last time someone checked to see if you were operating within your operating limitations? I just found out that the prohibited airspace over Bush 43s ranch only goes to 5,000 msl! Iíll...
Forum: RV-4 05-27-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By swjohnsey
Wouldn't hurt to change the pin and spring, they...

Wouldn't hurt to change the pin and spring, they are cheap.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2022, 04:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,185
Posted By swjohnsey
There's the rub.

There's the rub.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,185
Posted By swjohnsey
Grease from virgin weasels works best.

Grease from virgin weasels works best.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-25-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By swjohnsey
I have a couple of sets on hand. I'm gonna check...

I have a couple of sets on hand. I'm gonna check them against the Denso chart and report back.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By swjohnsey
"Diesel oils" have more zinc.

"Diesel oils" have more zinc.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By swjohnsey
About $6/qt.

About $6/qt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By swjohnsey
It will be much simpler if you can get the...

It will be much simpler if you can get the Canadian owner to fly it into the U.S.

Once you have the plane in the U.S. you can fly on Canadian registration if you chose to do so. To get U.S....
Forum: RV-3 05-10-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,264
Posted By swjohnsey
Very carefully!:eek:

Very carefully!:eek:
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,459
Posted By swjohnsey
Anders RV-4 went 255 mph.

Anders RV-4 went 255 mph.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,476
Posted By swjohnsey
I use the K&N HP1002.

I use the K&N HP1002.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By swjohnsey
Me, too. Blackstone furnishes everthing to...

Me, too. Blackstone furnishes everthing to include the postage paid shipping container. The also keep a history of your engine so you can compare oil samples over time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By swjohnsey
I purchased an RV-4 built in California and sold...

I purchased an RV-4 built in California and sold to Canada a couple of years ago. I had the seller hop it across the border. I flew it home from there. I had to cancel the Canadian registration and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By swjohnsey
I don't think so.

I don't think so.
Forum: RV-4 04-20-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By swjohnsey
The weldments are inside the cockpit in the lower...

The weldments are inside the cockpit in the lower corners behind the firewall. I have an RV-4 with 200+ hp, CS and short gear.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By swjohnsey
I have found the HF balancer to be completely...

I have found the HF balancer to be completely adequate. It will detect 1/4 oz on a 5" wheel.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By swjohnsey
Take the tape off the weight a stick 'em on with...

Take the tape off the weight a stick 'em on with RTV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,923
Posted By swjohnsey
So four place, high wing, all metal, tail dragger.

So four place, high wing, all metal, tail dragger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By swjohnsey
Another factor to consider is overheating. I use...

Another factor to consider is overheating. I use an ipad mini 5 on a knee board. Even then it will overheat occassionally.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,923
Posted By swjohnsey
Pretty sure, might have said "start as a 2...

Pretty sure, might have said "start as a 2 place." For sure said start as taildragger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,923
Posted By swjohnsey
Spent Sunday night at Zepherillis? KZPH. Went in...

Spent Sunday night at Zepherillis? KZPH. Went in Monday morning early, before 8, landed on big runway 28, not a plane in sight before or after. Approach actually gave me the wrong tower frequency,...
Forum: RV-3 02-28-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By swjohnsey
I used a Casper on my 0-320 RV-3.

I used a Casper on my 0-320 RV-3.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By swjohnsey
That airplane is in his hanger at Angleton.

That airplane is in his hanger at Angleton.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,027
Posted By swjohnsey
Checklists have their place. Engine failure on...

Checklists have their place. Engine failure on take-off is probably not one of them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,566
Posted By swjohnsey
When I practice a go around or engine out, the...

When I practice a go around or engine out, the first thing I reach for is my checklist.:)
Forum: Safety 02-20-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,853
Posted By swjohnsey
This technique is used in endurance sports such...

This technique is used in endurance sports such as long distance running, instead of just exhaling from open mouth, blow out through pursed lips.

Hyperventilation reduces CO2. Increased CO2 triggers...
Forum: Safety 02-20-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,853
Posted By swjohnsey
When flying with the oximeter at altitude I find...

When flying with the oximeter at altitude I find I can increase my oxygen saturation by deep, rapid breathing/hyperventilating. Is there a downside to this, does this have the same effect as using...
Forum: Safety 02-20-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,853
Posted By swjohnsey
I'm a fly on the wall. I have an oximeter and...

I'm a fly on the wall. I have an oximeter and play with it. I am at sealevel and sitting in front of the computer I'm at 99/52 percent/pulse. I would like to know an oximeter reading where I should...
Forum: Texas (South) 02-14-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By swjohnsey
Did you check Bulverde 1T8?

Did you check Bulverde 1T8?
Forum: RV-4 02-04-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,430
Posted By swjohnsey
You can see the weldments from inside the...

You can see the weldments from inside the cockpit. I have an early -4. first flew in '90. IO-360 with CS prop, short gear, 0.016 elevator skin and lots (3,000) of hours. Short gear and forward CG has...
Forum: Safety 02-04-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,652
Posted By swjohnsey
Can hyperventilation delay hyopxia?

Can hyperventilation delay hyopxia?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By swjohnsey
After years of working on motorcycle. I have...

After years of working on motorcycle. I have never come across anything that works better than Morgan Carbtune, around $100 for two carb. Made by knomes
in England.
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By swjohnsey
Sirius is one of those companies that uses...

Sirius is one of those companies that uses automatic renewal . . . beware. Never give them a credit card. Wait until it expires and you can get it for around $5/month.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,149
Posted By swjohnsey
Don't know about the others but Blackstone...

Don't know about the others but Blackstone provides prepaid mailing containers.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,149
Posted By swjohnsey
I use Blackstone. I sometimes wonder if it is...

I use Blackstone. I sometimes wonder if it is worth the expense. Anyway, they keep a spreadsheet of sorts with all your samples so you can compare/see trends. About $30/sample
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By swjohnsey
Mine is a little ratty after 30 years or so....

Mine is a little ratty after 30 years or so. Looks like I get the sewing machine out and use the old one for a pattern. The current one is made from thin leather.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By swjohnsey
RV-4 stick boot

Is the leather stick boot on the RV-4 a Van's part (front and rear) or something you make yourself?
Forum: Propellers 01-12-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,385
Posted By swjohnsey
I got one, too! Three left of #6.

I got one, too! Three left of #6.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-11-2022, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By swjohnsey
When I was at Fun n Sun I talked to the folks...

When I was at Fun n Sun I talked to the folks from Lycoming. You can use "5" or either of the other two on that oil gallery on the prop side of that flange.
Forum: Propellers 01-07-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,385
Posted By swjohnsey
I have half a tube of 6 left which should last a...

I have half a tube of 6 left which should last a couple of years.
Forum: Safety 01-07-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Sticky: RV Survival Kit
Views: 3,720
Posted By swjohnsey
In a former life I was a SERE instructor, went to...

In a former life I was a SERE instructor, went to the SERE instructor course at Fort Bragg in '82 while Nick Rowe was commandant. You need a good knife, a couple of ways to make a fire. Bic lighters...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,029
Posted By swjohnsey
Positive camber requires toe-in. There is a cool...

Positive camber requires toe-in.

There is a cool tool called Gunson Trakrite that is made in England but sold on ebay that will determine proper toe-in/out by rolling a tire over it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By swjohnsey
I'm in kinda the same boat. I have an IO-360-EXP...

I'm in kinda the same boat. I have an IO-360-EXP by Licon. I got a Textron Lycoming manual that is for O-360, HO-360, IO-360, AIO-360, HIO-360 and TIO-360. Part # is 602897-12.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,821
Posted By swjohnsey
I have a Licon IO-360EXP. I would add at 5. I...

I have a Licon IO-360EXP. I would add at 5. I think Lycoming recommends adding at 4. My oil temp seems to go up slightly if I wait 'til 4.
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,811
Posted By swjohnsey
The reach is the same. The 37BY has a projected...

The reach is the same. The 37BY has a projected nose/tip that resists fouling.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-18-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By swjohnsey
Maybe get some of those bullet hole decals!

Maybe get some of those bullet hole decals!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,786
Posted By swjohnsey
It would be interesting to study how the military...

It would be interesting to study how the military on both sides dealt with varying octane in aircraft during WWII. Octane ranged from 87 for the Germans to 150 for the allies.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-18-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By swjohnsey
Military camo is not pretty. On vehicles it...

Military camo is not pretty. On vehicles it starts with a base color, usually tan, olive drab or white. Shapes are added in a couple of other colors to disguise the profile. The is usually a diagram...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By swjohnsey
That's what I did. I wanted to add at 5. I...

That's what I did. I wanted to add at 5. I changed oil and filter, added five quarts and started engine to check for leaks and such. Came back the next morning and checked the level on the stick and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,810
Posted By swjohnsey
Probably the same as -6 since the way I...

Probably the same as -6 since the way I understand it Vne is calculated from 25 kn vertical gust g load at gross weight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,714
Posted By swjohnsey
I think I understand P-factor. In half the cases...

I think I understand P-factor. In half the cases it would actually help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,714
Posted By swjohnsey
You can do some amazing things with the tail at...

You can do some amazing things with the tail at zero airspeed with prop blast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,714
Posted By swjohnsey
#MeToo....

#MeToo....
Forum: RV-4 12-16-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By swjohnsey
Nothin' lighter than a hole!

Nothin' lighter than a hole!
Forum: Safety 12-11-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,702
Posted By swjohnsey
Gallup has class E to the surface. My little...

Gallup has class E to the surface. My little airport KIKG is Class G to 700' AGL. All you need is 1 mile and clear of clouds.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By swjohnsey
If you find yourself needing to slip wouldn't you...

If you find yourself needing to slip wouldn't you be high on final with the engine at idle? Dead engine shouldn't be a problem.
Forum: Safety 12-10-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,702
Posted By swjohnsey
How many were for guys flying bug smashers?

How many were for guys flying bug smashers?
Forum: Propellers 12-10-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,536
Posted By swjohnsey
I have a RV-4 Hartzell CS on IO-360. I was...

I have a RV-4 Hartzell CS on IO-360. I was experiencing the same thing. I had a problem because my grease gun would not always give a full stroke. Anyway, I checked to make sure there was not...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,702
Posted By swjohnsey
And it goes on to say . . ."When a rule of this...

And it goes on to say . . ."When a rule of this section gives another aircraft the right-of-way, the pilot shall give way to that aircraft, and may not pass over, under, or ahead of it unless well...
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