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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-20-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,718
Posted By swjohnsey
I've been using Mobil 1 synthetic AFT for years....

I've been using Mobil 1 synthetic AFT for years. No problems.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By swjohnsey
I only have Hobbs triggered by oil pressure.

I only have Hobbs triggered by oil pressure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,467
Posted By swjohnsey
Got to fly a little today testing for best range....

Got to fly a little today testing for best range. Went from KIKG to KTWX around 82 nautical miles. Indicating 100 mph CAS around 91 mph at 2,500. Power setting was 15 in hg and rpm was 1,500. Leaned...
Forum: RV-4 11-04-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,072
Posted By swjohnsey
I've had G5s and AV-30. Like the AV-30 better.

I've had G5s and AV-30. Like the AV-30 better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,467
Posted By swjohnsey
By my back of napkin calculations, going to best...

By my back of napkin calculations, going to best glide speed for cruise would cut fuel requirements just about in half.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,467
Posted By swjohnsey
This was just a thought exercise. I am planning...

This was just a thought exercise. I am planning no long over water flights. The RV-4 has stock tanks? I ran them dry individually in level flight and came out with 16 gallons usable in each tank to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,467
Posted By swjohnsey
I'm going to do a little testing tomorrow or the...

I'm going to do a little testing tomorrow or the next day, 3500 AGL, 15 in hg, 1500 rpm at around 100 mph indicated leaned to around 3 gph and see if I encounter anything unexpected. I suspect the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,467
Posted By swjohnsey
I'm going to give that a try. I have the...

I'm going to give that a try. I have the Lightspeed Plasma III ignition on the top plugs that advances the ignition timing but I don't have any control. What kind of speed and fuel consumption were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,467
Posted By swjohnsey
Maximum range is what I'm after. Gallon per hour...

Maximum range is what I'm after. Gallon per hour is just used to get an idea about fuel consumption.

On another note, what would be the most fuel efficient climb, speed and power setting. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,467
Posted By swjohnsey
That is the object of this exercise. I'm going to...

That is the object of this exercise. I'm going to experiment some more flying 90 knots/105 mph at very low power setting (15/15) and leaning agressively . . . but at a little higher altitude so that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,467
Posted By swjohnsey
Maximum distance/gal

Stupid question: I'm flying my RV-4 equipped with IO360 with CS prop. I'm headed for Hawaii and have past my no turn back point and realize I might not have enough fuel to make it. What speed and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,790
Posted By swjohnsey
Another vote for Converse Chuck Taylors, narrow,...

Another vote for Converse Chuck Taylors, narrow, thin soles and because they lace to the toe accommodate narrow feet. Another plus is that they come in a wide variety of colors. Also cheap!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By swjohnsey
It can be flown in the U.S. on Canadian...

It can be flown in the U.S. on Canadian registration. To get U.S. registration it must first be deregistered in Canda. Canada must notify FAA. Then it needs a DAR inspection to get new airworthiness....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-05-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By swjohnsey
I made it to the Hiller Museum and saw the AR-5....

I made it to the Hiller Museum and saw the AR-5. It was a very low key display, aircraft hanging from ceiling above a mezzanine. There was a small plaque shared with another aircraft. I found the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-18-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By swjohnsey
Been to some of that. The Alcatraz tour was one...

Been to some of that. The Alcatraz tour was one of the best I've ever been on. Anyone been to Bohemia Grove? Went past the headquarter of the Bohemia Society in San Francisco.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,487
Posted By swjohnsey
Look on ebay. Quality varies considerably but...

Look on ebay. Quality varies considerably but they all seem to be made in China. You will see the same oximeter with different labels with wildly varying prices.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-18-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By swjohnsey
Curious, where is the AR-6?

Curious, where is the AR-6?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-18-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By swjohnsey
I've spent some time at Moffett. Got stranded...

I've spent some time at Moffett. Got stranded there on a SpaceA flight when the Navy C20 ingested some pigeon into the right engine. Camped out a few nights in the abandoned NCO club.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-18-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By swjohnsey
Arnold AR-5 Hiller Museum San Carlos, CA

I want to make a trip to the Hiller Museum in San Carlos, CA mostly to see the Arnold AR-5. I am flying commercial into San Jose going to a wedding (wife's thing) but will have a week to see stuff...
Forum: Safety 08-17-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Sticky: RV Survival Kit
Views: 6,892
Posted By swjohnsey
Spyderwire is much smaller, much lighter, much...

Spyderwire is much smaller, much lighter, much stronger and you can use it for dental floss. I have a Glock subcompact in .357 Sig that I keep in the survival pack.
Forum: Safety 08-17-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Sticky: RV Survival Kit
Views: 6,892
Posted By swjohnsey
I just updated my personal SERE kit. Altoids tin,...

I just updated my personal SERE kit. Altoids tin, slight larger than the old Sucrets tin. Inside: Leatherman Micra (scissors, knife, tweezers, screwdrivers, etc) mini-Bic wrapped with 50' 10lb...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By swjohnsey
Not true. You need to know how and when to use...

Not true. You need to know how and when to use good brakes. My RV-3 brakes wouldn't hold 1700 run-up.
Forum: RV-4 08-15-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By swjohnsey
My RV-4 with CS and FI has one of these:...

My RV-4 with CS and FI has one of these: http://www.baxterquadrants.com/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By swjohnsey
I had experience with weak brakes on a RV-3. I...

I had experience with weak brakes on a RV-3. I didn't get it fixed but the next owner did. The problem was with the mechanical advantage to the master cylinders.
Forum: RV-3 08-11-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,979
Posted By swjohnsey
Do some research on the various wing mods and...

Do some research on the various wing mods and upgrading to wing tanks.
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,577
Posted By swjohnsey
Secure the rudder hard over to the rudder stop...

Secure the rudder hard over to the rudder stop instead.
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,957
Posted By swjohnsey
The FAA portable chamber was back at Oshkosh this...

The FAA portable chamber was back at Oshkosh this year. I went through it a couple of times and had very minimal symptoms, only tunnel vision. The good news is that it is free. The bad news is that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By swjohnsey
Bruce Bohanan ? At Flying Tiger near Angleton...

Bruce Bohanan ? At Flying Tiger near Angleton does both in RV-8 and Carbon Cub.
Forum: RV-4 07-18-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By swjohnsey
I have the tailbeacon on my RV-4 with no...

I have the tailbeacon on my RV-4 with no problems. I had to grind a little to get enough clearance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By swjohnsey
My TSA thought peanut butter was a liquid and...

My TSA thought peanut butter was a liquid and wanted to do an anal probe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By swjohnsey
I've done this a few times and they are not...

I've done this a few times and they are not likely to let you carry tools in you carry-on. They also give your checked bags a thorough going over.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,447
Posted By swjohnsey
I don't. I follow the K&N recommendation a...

I don't. I follow the K&N recommendation a tighten touching plus 3/4 turn.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By swjohnsey
I don't think so. I had 0-32 160hp RV-3 with wood...

I don't think so. I had 0-32 160hp RV-3 with wood prop and RV-4 with IO-360 and CS. I think the RV-4 is better, faster, more range.
Forum: Painting your RV 07-01-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By swjohnsey
Figure the area of top of one wing x 4;...

Figure the area of top of one wing x 4; horizontal stabilizer/elevator one side x 4; vertical stabilizer/ruder one side x 2. Call the fuselage a long cylinder. You only need to get to the nearest 300...
Forum: RV-4 06-30-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By swjohnsey
I always figured Lycoming had a pretty good...

I always figured Lycoming had a pretty good handle on it. I will continue to change my own oil.
Forum: RV-4 06-30-2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By swjohnsey
I have a nose heavy RV-4, IO-360, Hartzel CS...

I have a nose heavy RV-4, IO-360, Hartzel CS prop, tail wheel 40.6. What they said about heavy pax. It can get very interesting. Be wary of takeoff trim setting and don't try to three point it.
Forum: RV-4 06-30-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By swjohnsey
I have an IO-360 that I want to add at 5 quarts....

I have an IO-360 that I want to add at 5 quarts. At oil change I drain oil and change filter. Then I add 5 qts start, warm up and check for leaks. I let it sit overnight on the tailwheel and check it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By swjohnsey
I imported a U.S. built RV-4 from Canada a couple...

I imported a U.S. built RV-4 from Canada a couple of years ago. Not really that bad. You can fly it on Canada registration or change back to U.S. registration. To get it U.S. registered you must...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-27-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By swjohnsey
There is a guy a Bulverde who is a RV guru.

There is a guy a Bulverde who is a RV guru.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 06-25-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,553
Posted By swjohnsey
True. Sugar is not soluble in gasoline.

True. Sugar is not soluble in gasoline.
Forum: Tools 06-19-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,548
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, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
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, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
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, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,892
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, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
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, 05:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,041
Posted By swjohnsey
There's the rub.

There's the rub.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,041
Posted By swjohnsey
Grease from virgin weasels works best.

Grease from virgin weasels works best.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-25-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
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, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By swjohnsey
"Diesel oils" have more zinc.

"Diesel oils" have more zinc.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By swjohnsey
About $6/qt.

About $6/qt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
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, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,899
Posted By swjohnsey
Very carefully!:eek:

Very carefully!:eek:
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,164
Posted By swjohnsey
Anders RV-4 went 255 mph.

Anders RV-4 went 255 mph.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,913
Posted By swjohnsey
I use the K&N HP1002.

I use the K&N HP1002.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
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, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By swjohnsey
I don't think so.

I don't think so.
Forum: RV-4 04-20-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
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, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,893
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
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, 07:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,791
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, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
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, 11:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,791
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, 11:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,791
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,...
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