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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By swjohnsey
Got to meet the Hellcat ace at Oshkosh this year.

Got to meet the Hellcat ace at Oshkosh this year.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By swjohnsey
Me neither!

Me neither!
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By swjohnsey
Does this account for locknut drag?

Does this account for locknut drag?
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By swjohnsey
Spar bolt torque

Had to remove floor board to gain access to flap motor. Spar bolts are easy to get to. Does someone know off-hand what the torque value for the big (AN-6?) and small (AN-3?) are?
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By swjohnsey
History is being re-written/erased.

History is being re-written/erased.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-05-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By swjohnsey
Turns out the electric flaps on this and a couple...

Turns out the electric flaps on this and a couple of other Rv-4s is a Dave Anders design, very robust. I was able to get a NOS flap motor for $200 off ebay. The old flap motor is working and I have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By swjohnsey
After removing about a hundred screws I got...

After removing about a hundred screws I got access to the flap actuator. Turns out it is out of a Cessna, possibly a 150. I called Van's and they were able to cancel my order. Found a replacement...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By swjohnsey
RV-4 flap actuator failure

RV-4 that I didn't build, third owner. This is a cool RV-4 built by Keith Livingston, IO-360 CS Hertzell. It is approaching 3,000 hrs. Flaps failed down, flaps wouldn't retract after touchdown. I...
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By swjohnsey
The Montague won't fit in the RV-4. Only one...

The Montague won't fit in the RV-4. Only one Brompton will fit. I put the Brompton in the back seat. I never tried to put it in the baggage compartent.
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By swjohnsey
I have a Montague Paratrooper and a Brompton 3...

I have a Montague Paratrooper and a Brompton 3 speed. The Montague is a better bike. My Paratrooper is considerably upgraded, air forks, hydraulic brakes, etc, weighs around 27#. The Brompton is...
Forum: Safety 11-28-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,846
Posted By swjohnsey
If you allow your airplane to drift downwind off...

If you allow your airplane to drift downwind off the centerline after landing isn't an option, a turnback into the wind will bring you back much closer to being aligned with the runway. I make it a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,396
Posted By swjohnsey
Your chances are better that they will find you...

Your chances are better that they will find you using the iphone in your pocket or the ipad you fly with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By swjohnsey
H3 bulbs can vary dramatically in quality.

H3 bulbs can vary dramatically in quality.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,396
Posted By swjohnsey
I put Duracells in my ELT and so far no one has...

I put Duracells in my ELT and so far no one has shown up from the FAA to see if it works.
Forum: Safety 11-27-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,846
Posted By swjohnsey
I'm not sure I would cherish landing in a crowded...

I'm not sure I would cherish landing in a crowded urban neighborhood. The takeaway is don't stall. If you don't make it back level the wings and land straight ahead at minimal speed. Generally, the...
Forum: Safety 11-26-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,846
Posted By swjohnsey
You don't need to fly on the edge of a stall to...

You don't need to fly on the edge of a stall to make it from 500' in a RV-4. Engine out I aim for 90 mph, 45 degrees of bank or so. You can make your job easier by always setting up for a turn back...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,214
Posted By swjohnsey
I few a 7KCAB Citabria, no flaps, slipped it...

I few a 7KCAB Citabria, no flaps, slipped it alot. It would slip gud. So does my RV-4. With CS prop, full flaps and a nice slip it will come down like an elevator with a broken cable.
Forum: Safety 11-25-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,846
Posted By swjohnsey
I saw that. Guy didn't do himself any favors by...

I saw that. Guy didn't do himself any favors by dropping the gear before he was sure he had the runway made.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-25-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,214
Posted By swjohnsey
I don't. I fly in a slip as soon as I turn final...

I don't. I fly in a slip as soon as I turn final with a crosswind. Of course, my final is usually about 100 yards long.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-25-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,539
Posted By swjohnsey
How did you verify the profile? I had a this...

How did you verify the profile? I had a this happen on an RV-3. The pin looked fine to me until I compared it to a new pin. The pin and spring run less than ten bucks from Flyboys. A new pin has a...
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By swjohnsey
Don't know but I have the same on my RV-4 #999...

Don't know but I have the same on my RV-4 #999 built by Keith Livingston around 1990.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By swjohnsey
$100 . . . cash only.

$100 . . . cash only.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-20-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,423
Posted By swjohnsey
A poor boy rocket based on an updated RV-3 but...

A poor boy rocket based on an updated RV-3 but IO-360 powered and a little more fuel in the wings. Or perhaps a parts bin model based on existing wing, tail and fuselage parts already designed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,502
Posted By swjohnsey
The 31 is the killer. Brompton is 23" x 22" x...

The 31 is the killer. Brompton is 23" x 22" x 10.6".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,502
Posted By swjohnsey
I took a look at the ad but couldn't find the...

I took a look at the ad but couldn't find the folded dimension. Pretty sure the Brompton folds quite a bit smaller, has internally geared hub and 16" wheels. I call my Brompton my clown bike but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,502
Posted By swjohnsey
The 16" wheels on the Brompton work well...

The 16" wheels on the Brompton work well enough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,502
Posted By swjohnsey
I have one of each. The Brompton is much smaller...

I have one of each. The Brompton is much smaller and easy to get into action. The Montague takes some assembling. The Brompton fits in the back seat of the RV-4. There was no way I could the the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,502
Posted By swjohnsey
Brompton, very small, very expensive.

Brompton, very small, very expensive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,574
Posted By swjohnsey
Interesting. Auto filters are made exactly like...

Interesting. Auto filters are made exactly like airplane filters and likely by the same folks. I use a K&N HP-1002 on the Lycoming IO-360-EXP and the O-320 before that and the AEIO-320 before that....
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,878
Posted By swjohnsey
Instead of airports we could call the transition...

Instead of airports we could call the transition to flight areas.
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,878
Posted By swjohnsey
When the winds are light or calm expect someone...

When the winds are light or calm expect someone going the other way. I was on final just over the numbers when I saw a big ole landing light on the other end of the runway.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,999
Posted By swjohnsey
I am using a Deltran BTL24A480CW claiming 8 AH...

I am using a Deltran BTL24A480CW claiming 8 AH and 480 CCA. Cranks this high compression IO360 right up.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By swjohnsey
For 5" Cleveland wheel I think the number is...

For 5" Cleveland wheel I think the number is 08125 for bearing and 08231 for the race. Inner and outer are the same. The bearings are very expensive.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By swjohnsey
This is my first airplane with CS prop, RV-4...

This is my first airplane with CS prop, RV-4 IO360 so I'm not 'xactly an expert. I was dazzled by the power charts. Someone suggested a cheat. Any combination of MP and RPM that adds to 42 will give...
Forum: Safety 10-08-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By swjohnsey
My cars (well except for the Lotus 7) have padded...

My cars (well except for the Lotus 7) have padded everything and multiple airbags.
Forum: Safety 10-08-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By swjohnsey
Everything in front of me on the panel is sharp...

Everything in front of me on the panel is sharp or pointy. In a sudden stop I will do a face plant even with the 5 point. This helmet is light and cheap. I don't notice it while flying. If it cost...
Forum: Safety 10-06-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By swjohnsey
Cheap Helmet

I'm not paranoid but realize the folks occasionally crash, sometimes through no fault of their own. I have a good five point harness and a halon fire extinguisher. I wear a helmet when I am on a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,296
Posted By swjohnsey
Nose up the trim tab should move down.

Nose up the trim tab should move down.
Forum: GPS 10-05-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By swjohnsey
ipad mini.

ipad mini.
Forum: Safety 10-01-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,916
Posted By swjohnsey
Yep, making it back to the airport is the goal....

Yep, making it back to the airport is the goal. The runway is just icing on the cake.
Forum: Safety 09-30-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,846
Posted By swjohnsey
About the same as my RV-4 IO-360 CS prop. I have...

About the same as my RV-4 IO-360 CS prop. I have 6,000' to work with but I am usually way high so prop back to high rpm, full flaps and maybe a slip.
Forum: Safety 09-30-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,916
Posted By swjohnsey
I try to practice an engine failure on take-off...

I try to practice an engine failure on take-off as the first take-off of the day. I can make it from 500' AGL even with a 5 second startle factor. You can't practice a stall or spin either because...
Forum: Safety 09-22-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,911
Posted By swjohnsey
I tried progressives and hated them. Finally went...

I tried progressives and hated them. Finally went with trifocals.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By swjohnsey
Might try the CQ1 headset. Has bendable wire that...

Might try the CQ1 headset. Has bendable wire that you can bend to conform to head plus foam earplugs that come in a small size suitable for kid or woman.
Forum: Texas (South) 09-09-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By swjohnsey
I will be there weather permitting.

I will be there weather permitting.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-06-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By swjohnsey
If I wasn't flying in I would arrive mid-week and...

If I wasn't flying in I would arrive mid-week and stay to the end.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,801
Posted By swjohnsey
Don't know that they would be called discount or...

Don't know that they would be called discount or economy but I have some experience with both CQ and Quiet Technologies Halo headsets. Both work about the same but the CQ gets the nod because of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,992
Posted By swjohnsey
I run 25 psi in the RV-4 mains, should be close...

I run 25 psi in the RV-4 mains, should be close to what an RV-6 weighs. I have been using the same Airstop tubes for three sets of tires (I'm cheap). I will probably be getting a flat any day now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,992
Posted By swjohnsey
Well, yes and no. If I wanted that tire to carry...

Well, yes and no. If I wanted that tire to carry 1,160 lbs I would. Since I only want mine to carry around 750 max I use 25 psi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,992
Posted By swjohnsey
Those are MAXIMUM unloaded inflated pressures.

Those are MAXIMUM unloaded inflated pressures.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-03-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,728
Posted By swjohnsey
Ford 5.0 in the F150 is 12:1 running 87 octane.

Ford 5.0 in the F150 is 12:1 running 87 octane.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By swjohnsey
REM37BY.....

REM37BY.....
Forum: RV-4 08-21-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,605
Posted By swjohnsey
My thoughts, too, with my RV-4. I have an escape...

My thoughts, too, with my RV-4. I have an escape tool attached to shoulder harness and halon fire extinguisher within easy reach. Make the best three point ever. My first choice is country roads out...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,916
Posted By swjohnsey
Folks should operate their aircraft within their...

Folks should operate their aircraft within their comfort zone and ability level. I can easily make a turnback from 500' AGL in my RV-4 and have practiced it numerous times. What hasn't been mentioned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,287
Posted By swjohnsey
I have a pair of those as well plus a smaller...

I have a pair of those as well plus a smaller electronic scale for the tail wheel.
Forum: RV-4 08-04-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,119
Posted By swjohnsey
Jacking the RV-4 can be dicey. One way is to...

Jacking the RV-4 can be dicey. One way is to remove the cotter pin and nut and stick a piece of pipe in the hollow axle and jack on the pipe. Some guy even makes a special tool that is the piece of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,247
Posted By swjohnsey
I bought a new 80 cf bottle off ebay for around...

I bought a new 80 cf bottle off ebay for around $200 and a transfill adaptor for another $62. I use industrial oxygen. You can swap bottles or request to get your bottle back. Big bottles are hard to...
Forum: Safety 07-22-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,771
Posted By swjohnsey
Did you have to make your system or was it...

Did you have to make your system or was it something you purchased? I would like to have that system but am not an electrical guru.
Forum: Safety 07-21-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,846
Posted By swjohnsey
I practice off a 6,000 runway near sealevel...

I practice off a 6,000 runway near sealevel (128'). On the first take-off of the day I am off in 300 - 400' and make my crosswind turn before 500' AGL. On the next TO I have about 1,200' less so I am...
Forum: Safety 07-21-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,846
Posted By swjohnsey
Are y'all gonna be a AirVenture?

Are y'all gonna be a AirVenture?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By swjohnsey
63C Adams County Legion Field

Heading out Friday from South Texas (KIKG) to AirVenture in the RV-4. It will take me 6 hours and change and three fuel stops. My final stop is planned for K63C, Adams County Legion Field near Adams....
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-14-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By swjohnsey
Very informative!

Very informative!
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-12-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,190
Posted By swjohnsey
My Flyboys tail wheel wears unevenly. About every...

My Flyboys tail wheel wears unevenly. About every 100 hours I flop it over.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,147
Posted By swjohnsey
Yep, not normal. The RV-4 brakes are normally...

Yep, not normal. The RV-4 brakes are normally very good. Check the condition of pads. It might need a bleed. Also there should be no need for brakes to taxi.
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