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Forum: Job Board 11-14-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,184
Posted By Lemos
Folks this has gotten out of hand. Please cease...

Folks this has gotten out of hand. Please cease and desist calling me a fake. Time after time I have invited any doubters to my home airport for a informal bbq or to remote airports as a fly in. I...
Forum: Job Board 11-06-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,184
Posted By Lemos
RV14A to Savannah Georgia on Nov 15

I need my 14A brought to Savannah from S California on Nov 15 to arrive on November 16.

MUST have:
1000 hours TT. 100 documented RV14A hours with independent verification available.
Experience...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By Lemos
Turns out, Vans does not sell the Nissan Denso...

Turns out, Vans does not sell the Nissan Denso alternator. So, I have sourced one on eBay and am having it sent home. Iíll change it upon my return to California in about a week.

Thank you for the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By Lemos
Can you point me to where you saw that?

Can you point me to where you saw that?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By Lemos
I have Lightspeed ignition. I have two fuel tanks...

I have Lightspeed ignition. I have two fuel tanks with a fuel pump. Odyssey battery.

I used Savvy with a previous airplane and they cost me a great relationship with my then long time AP mechanic....
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By Lemos
Thank you for the information. Had a wonderful...

Thank you for the information.

Had a wonderful flight to Hillsboro Oregon today. Never saw above 15.4 volts and experienced no issues. Well not entirely true; forgot to turn on the alternator after...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By Lemos
It has the Nissan Denso alternator. Are the...

It has the Nissan Denso alternator. Are the voltage regulators pretty easy to come by in the Portland area? Iíd assume yes.

Any issue flying it about five hours? Avionics are rated to 24+ volts so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By Lemos
Voltage at 15.5

My voltage is at 15.5 according to my vpx. Dynon Skyview volts and amps show 0 but Iím not sure theyíve ever worked properly as I havenít really paid attention.

Any suggestions for what to check?...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,437
Posted By Lemos
Bad oil analysis results

I received bad news in an email from Blackstone. Looks like my engine is making metal. How bad are these values?

Aluminum 18 ppm. Iron 77 ppm. Copper 30 ppm. Nickel 11 ppm. Everything else is...
Forum: California 08-23-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,359
Posted By Lemos
That settles it. Due to risky and trechsrous...

That settles it. Due to risky and trechsrous flying conditions, the Oceano luncheon is cancelled. I just canít be responsible for people flying in with fog and smoke in the area. The last thing we...
Forum: GPS 08-22-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By Lemos
Used price of a GTN 650 or 750?

I have an Avidyne GPS and I dislike it.
Whatís the going price for a GTN 650 or 750, pre-owned?
Forum: California 08-22-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,359
Posted By Lemos
Weather in Oceano has been very bad. I donít want...

Weather in Oceano has been very bad. I donít want any VFR pilots trying to style vfr into Oceano with bad weather. Should we cancel or postpone this flyin?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,342
Posted By Lemos
Given the extent of the damage and depending on...

Given the extent of the damage and depending on your insured value, the airplane may be totaled.

Engine will need to come off of the airplane and inspected and repaired as necessary. Depending on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,205
Posted By Lemos
Took off from Borrego Springs on Friday and flew...

Took off from Borrego Springs on Friday and flew to Riverside for lunch and gas. Then took off and headed north to Salinas for a weekend getaway. Flew home today. I ❤️ my RV!

Tonight, bought a 9A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,459
Posted By Lemos
I left Oke City in my new RV14A and flew to Saint...

I left Oke City in my new RV14A and flew to Saint John Arizona for gasoline. Consumed some vending machine food and then flew to my hanger in Borrego Springs. I love the 14A so much more than the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,603
Posted By Lemos
Yes, RV values are very high right...

Yes, RV values are very high right now!



Negative Sir. I sold it, realizing that I preferred a 14A but not realizing that it was going to cost me more to get a 14A.



Yes Sir.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,603
Posted By Lemos
Loan on an RV14A after purchase

Iím going to be closing on the purchase of a RV-14A by Friday. Iíve exceeded my budget having entered into an agreement for a $300,000 purchase price. Iíve got the cash but I may want to do a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-28-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By Lemos
Nobody even answered the gate intercom! Seeing...

Nobody even answered the gate intercom! Seeing the photos I now understand that it didnít take place at CruzeAire. Looks like I had to go to Chuck Wallace Aviation to be let in maybe. Like I said...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-26-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By Lemos
What a disappointment. There was absolutely no...

What a disappointment. There was absolutely no signage, nor road access to this event. I still had a nice time at the Ramona airport, but sure wouldíve loved to seen some RVs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,234
Posted By Lemos
Sale of my RV-10 closed. Wire delivered...

Sale of my RV-10 closed. Wire delivered yesterday.
Now looking for an RV-14A.
Oh and broke up with my girlfriend.
Forum: California 04-24-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,359
Posted By Lemos
RV luncheon in Oceano, Ca

I have done a horrible job of meeting other RV owners and I want to change that. If I arrange an RV get together luncheon in Oceano, L52, would you show up?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,253
Posted By Lemos
I think Iíve heard all that I needed to. I need a...

I think Iíve heard all that I needed to. I need a bike again!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,253
Posted By Lemos
Can RV flying replace motorcycle riding?

I sold my Honda Gold Wing when I got serious about buying an airplane. My family was very concerned about the safety of motorcycles, and I thought that flying an RV would replace motorcycle riding...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,034
Posted By Lemos
Our planes have a four month oil change...

Our planes have a four month oil change recommendation, but Iíve never seen a time period put on vehicles. Why? Can the time recommendation safely be disregarded?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,215
Posted By Lemos
Thanks for the great replies. I am glad to hear...

Thanks for the great replies. I am glad to hear that Iím not alone.

I was contacted a local CFI and VAF member who spoke to me on the phone and has calmed my fears. Just talking to someone and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,215
Posted By Lemos
Getting nervous before a flight

I love my RV, but before I make a big flight, I always feel a little but nervous. Tomorrow, I am supposed to fly from Borrego Springs to Reno, NV to spend the night. After the night there, I fly to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
Posted By Lemos
I took a lady friend to Chico California to pick...

I took a lady friend to Chico California to pick up a sewing machine that she bought on eBay. It was pretty funny, I offered to take her ďin my RVĒ on Thursday, and she promptly accepted. So she...
Forum: COMM 02-27-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By Lemos
Getting SiriusXM in my airplane

Whatís the easiest way to get SiriusXM music in my airplane? Is it possible to receive it via Bluetooth to my headset, or should it go through the audio panel, or how?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,289
Posted By Lemos
I flew from base down to the pilot store at...

I flew from base down to the pilot store at Montgomery field in San Diego. I picked up a new Bose headset then attempted to fly to Santa Barbara. Learned at Montgomery that I donít know how to hot...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-17-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,688
Posted By Lemos
I am not the builder but I will check the heating...

I am not the builder but I will check the heating muffs.

I think my problem is the doors. It was about -20 At cruise altitude and my doors are definitely letting in outside air at a few of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By Lemos
Can I add a fuel tank to my airplane

I was debating adding a 10-15 gallon fuel tank to my plane. However, I am not sure I can. Yes my airplane is experimental but it has an airworthiness certificate. My limits say that a minor change...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-17-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,688
Posted By Lemos
[QUOTE=SR2500;1494811]Please give us an update on...

[QUOTE=SR2500;1494811]Please give us an update on your trip. Winds were significant and still are.
Jerry[/


Good trip. A little bumpy but quite acceptable. My takeaway is that Rockies and Mountain...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-13-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,688
Posted By Lemos
Thanks for the fantastic input. Iím leaving...

Thanks for the fantastic input. Iím leaving tomorrow. Going to try to go non stop at 17500 to stay on top of the turbulence and clouds. If that fails I will make a stop in Las Vegas and pickup some...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-11-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,688
Posted By Lemos
Borrego Valley to Akron Colorado

Army buddy passed away and his memorial is on Friday. I want to take my RV to Akron Colorado for the memorial.

This time of the year can you even go vfr on this route or is that unrealistic?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,529
Posted By Lemos
Thanks. Iím trying not to buy a tug because I...

Thanks. Iím trying not to buy a tug because I spent so much money on this airplane that my account is pretty low. Should improve here in a few months. I find it easier to pull than push. Another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,529
Posted By Lemos
Putting the RV10 in the parking spot

I’m finding the RV10 to be a real <deleted>/pig to move around. It’s so heavy! Any tips or tricks to get this <deleted> in her parking spot without running her into anything? Do guys use a electric...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By Lemos
Lemos buys an RV-10

I bought myself an RV-10 today. The search was long and at times stressful, but the end result is phenomenal.

Thank you everyone for the advice and encouragement as I worked through finding the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,402
Posted By Lemos
Thanks! In conversations about a few airplanes....

Thanks!

In conversations about a few airplanes.

Willing to pay up to $220,000 for a RV10, $150,000-$170,000 for a RV14 or 14A, or $120,000 for a RV7 or 7A.

Cash buyer who WILL buy something by...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,087
Posted By Lemos
It sounds like a 14 is probably overpriced due to...

It sounds like a 14 is probably overpriced due to short supply. The 10, I can see spending a fair amount of money on.

Iím in talks for a 10. If that doesnít work and Iíll probably just wait for a...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,087
Posted By Lemos
If anyone truly wants to sell their RV-14A, or 14...

If anyone truly wants to sell their RV-14A, or 14 for $200k or under let me know. Iím withdrawing the money from investments today and will be ready to purchase immediately. No pre-buy, just a quick...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,087
Posted By Lemos
Do the kits not come with brakes and wheels!?

Do the kits not come with brakes and wheels!?
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,087
Posted By Lemos
Why are RV-14ís $230k when a 7 or 9 is $100k

I have looked at 7, 9, 10, and 14 RVs. It seems a great 7 or 9 is $100,000. A great low total time, low engine time, great panel equipped 10 is $250,000 and a great 14 is $200,000. Iíd like a 10 or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,449
Posted By Lemos
Flying the RV in the rain and clouds

I spoke to a gent last night who is considering selling his RV9A. As we spoke about my plans he casually mentioned that Iíd be crazy to fly my RV in the clouds or rain. I asked him to expand on that...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-19-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,465
Posted By Lemos
Lake Havasu for New Years Day

I understand that one of the EAA chapters puts together a yearly lunch for RV owners in Lake Havasu. Would one of the SoCal RV pilots be willing to take me out there with them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,402
Posted By Lemos
Anyone know of a GREAT 9A, 10, or 14A for sale?...

Anyone know of a GREAT 9A, 10, or 14A for sale? Still looking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,402
Posted By Lemos
Lee, Iím not sure what happened on BT. I canít...

Lee, Iím not sure what happened on BT. I canít login anymore. The Twin needed $10,000 of gear work, which the seller was unwilling to complete.

Iíve owned Bonanzas in my past. Great airplanes but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,402
Posted By Lemos
One had been heavily modified from the kit...

One had been heavily modified from the kit instructions and plans to the point that structural integrity was compromised potentially . Another had an engine that was rusty in the cylinders and on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,402
Posted By Lemos
Disgruntled wanna be RV owner

Iíve sent two airplanes to pre buy and have rejected them both.
Iím considering an RV14 or an RV10 now but it just isnít working out. There arenít enough on the market, and those that are I guess...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-01-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By Lemos
Pre buy shop in the SF Bay

Requesting suggestions on a pre buy shop in the SF Bay Area for an RV9A.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-29-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,264
Posted By Lemos
I look at a more reasonably priced RV-9A...

I look at a more reasonably priced RV-9A yesterday in the San Francisco area. We were able to take it for a flight, and I found that it didn't meet the Van's performance numbers from their website....
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-25-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,264
Posted By Lemos
What is this RV-9A worth?

I am trying to buy an RV-14A but the one that I am looking at has some issues, which I am not sure we will be able to get past.

So in the meantime I looked at an RV-9A yesterday. Based in Nevada,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By Lemos
Advanced Flight Systems panel in Southern California

Does anyone have an Advanced Flight Systems panel that I can see somewhere in Southern California?

I am looking at an airplane with that panel and I would like to see it in person before traveling...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,881
Posted By Lemos
Thank you. I have been exchanging communication...

Thank you. I have been exchanging communication with Savvy and their advice is demand an overhaul or walk away from the transaction.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,881
Posted By Lemos
I received a quote of $5,500 to remove and...

I received a quote of $5,500 to remove and reinstall the motor. The cylinders are estimated to be $4,700, and I am told to expect around $6000 for the camshaft and other parts. But the shop did say...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,881
Posted By Lemos
Me to! Thanks for the message lr172. Is $30,000...

Me to! Thanks for the message lr172.
Is $30,000 about right to budget for an IO-360 overhaul?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,881
Posted By Lemos
Field overhaul cost of an IO-360

Hello,

Iím negotiating on a RV-14A and the airplane needs an overhaul. The cylinders are the cam are rusty.

As I work to formulate a revised offer to the seller, can I please get a rough idea on,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,803
Posted By Lemos
A cylinder was removed today, and the cam has...

A cylinder was removed today, and the cam has corrosion. Really sad to see in a motor with 200 hours on it, but I guess thatís what to little use does.

I have ordered plans from Vans and as soon as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,803
Posted By Lemos
Thanks all. I spoke to the A&P this morning....

Thanks all.

I spoke to the A&P this morning. Boroscope has revealed corrosion in the cylinders. Next he is going to pull off a cylinder and see what the camshaft looks like.

An option I am...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,803
Posted By Lemos
Engine oil analysis help

I have a beautiful RV14A in pre buy right now (3rd time!! First two aircraft had too many problems). From a build standpoint the airplane sailed through the inspection. But we have a bit of a problem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By Lemos
RV-7/9 Compared to RV-10/14 cockpit

Does anyone know the width difference between the RV7/9 and the RV-10/14? For those that have had the pleasure of both, is it a really big difference comparing the two?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,998
Posted By Lemos
Being a newcomer to experimental, can you tell me...

Being a newcomer to experimental, can you tell me why one would choose Plane Power over an auto alternator? Is there a reliability difference?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,459
Posted By Lemos
Correct, reading off of an EFIS. The pictures...

Correct, reading off of an EFIS. The pictures show 118 knots indicated, and 148 knots true airspeed. I have very mixed responses, some saying that's normal, and some saying it's 10+ knots slow. Just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,459
Posted By Lemos
As I dig a bit deeper into the pitfalls of an RV...

As I dig a bit deeper into the pitfalls of an RV purchase, I find after reading your message that I need a little help. You say that the engine may not be running well. How can I, as a pilot and...
Forum: California 09-18-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,653
Posted By Lemos
Where to fly in Southern California

I am likely to be an RV owner within the next month or two. I will likely base my aircraft in Ramona or Borrego Springs (Ramona, if I can get a hangar). Where are fun places to fly in Southern...
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