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by captain_john
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?

Paullie, That sounds great! I need to check out your new place down there! Are you doing OSH again this year? Steve, I will be seeing you waaaay sooner than that! Besides, you will be touring the county during the same time as me! :lol: Not much longer and we will all be at OSH. I have only about 40...
by captain_john
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Black Otter Tease
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Black Otter Tease

Awesome! Looking forward to the next visit this summer!!!

:) CJ
by captain_john
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: RIP Co-Pilot Wyatt
Replies: 43
Views: 10310

Re: RIP Co-Pilot Wyatt

So glad this thread got resurrected, even though it seems to have been done by a spambot! He was an awesome dog and missed (still) by many! I am choked up just typing this! Tomorrow there is a St. Pawtricks (get the play on words?) pet adoption day at Mayflower Brewery here in Plymouth and I AM GOIN...
by captain_john
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: 2018 Flying Stats
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: 2018 Flying Stats

Yes! The Russian is right. We need to build a wall! :grin: Looks like I have been averaging about 250 hours per year the last four years. I must say that the machine has held up very well considering the amateur manufacturing experience. I'm looking forward to heading out your way the summer! We hav...
by captain_john
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?

Bruce, yes I do want to go over to Catalina Island also. I'm making a list some things I would like to do on the trip and that is one of them. Maybe you could come to Catalina with me? I know you are an old salt at that. I took my airplane up to 18,000 feet for the first time yesterday. I wanted to ...
by captain_john
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Workshop & Tools
Topic: Drilling stainless firewall *HELP*
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Drilling stainless firewall *HELP*

Like Mike said, speed and feed are both the key. You need to find that sweet spot. Boelube works great, but also try Parpolive gold dishwashing liquid as a lubricant. A friend of mine who is a plumber taught me that trick. Plumbers drill stainless steel sinks all the time. Using a unibit works very ...
by captain_john
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?

Thomas, thank you very much! I will take you up on that offer! I really do want to explore your brother's area also. The ATVs sound like a lot of fun! Vlad, I do plan on visiting Bruce that looks like a decently priced hotel. The Cantina and Las Vegas sounds great as well. Keep the ideas coming! I l...
by captain_john
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?

Bruce, cool... I will let you know when I'm going to be in the area.

Yes, that would be great! What airport so you keep your plane at? I want to do some research.

Thanks!

:) CJ
by captain_john
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?

Hey All, I have been busy flying this contraption and not posting much. In 3.5 years, I am at 1,000 hours on the Hobbs, been to OSH 4 times and Alaska once. I got my instrument rating in it and it is running strong! This year I am thinking about doing a circumnavigation of the contiguous US. I have ...
by captain_john
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: RV Mini Series by Restless Crow Studios
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Re: RV Mini Series by Restless Crow Studios

Wade,

Another superb job!

Maybe I will catch you sometime this August? As you may know, I’m in Alaska now making my way back home via Oshkosh.

Keep in touch!

:mrgreen: CJ
by captain_john
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Oshkosh 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: Oshkosh 2018

Nice!

I will bring something from along my route home from Alaska. So far nothing has been able to last longer than 24 hours from time of purchase!

I will work on my willpower!

We might arrive on Saturday!?!

8) CJ
by captain_john
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Black Otter 2018!
Replies: 28
Views: 4488

Re: Black Otter 2018!

Yeah, so I might have some add-ones... Markham’s girl Marie will likely join us and some other KPYM rif raf... might be a few more??? Just saying... 8) CJ P.S. Mikey, you do know that Mitch is flying in a One Design, don’t you? It is one of Goulian’s guys. His name is Pablo. He might join us a as we...
by captain_john
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Black Otter 2018!
Replies: 28
Views: 4488

Re: Black Otter 2018!

You haven't met my meat servo, Markham.

Good guy from KPYM. Flies a Kitfox.

Are you coming to dinner with us?

8) CJ
by captain_john
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Black Otter 2018!
Replies: 28
Views: 4488

Re: Black Otter 2018!

Hmmm, ok...

Why not? I was just planning on going to SOS Bros. anyways that night!

Count me in for two. I will be bringing my Alaska weary co-pilot Markham with me and he will be hungry!

:lol: CJ
by captain_john
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: Quick build kits
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: Quick build kits

Quite simply, if you have got the lead then do it. OTOH, I wasn't sure of where the QB left off and the builder picked up, so I went SB... in addition to the fact that the delta in cost would pay for some big time radios!

Needless to say, I went SB.

Either way, you can't go wrong.

:) CJ
by captain_john
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: O-320 / O-360 / O-540
Topic: NEW Titan Engines
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

Re: NEW Titan Engines

Hi Jim, We met at Oshkosh a few years ago. I have a TMX IO360 with your case and cylinders from Mattituck. It was one of the last engines out their door. ( Shame that they are no longer.) I have 722 hours on it in three years and I love it! I am doing my conditional inspection right now and the engi...
by captain_john
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Hello I'm new
Replies: 17
Views: 2496

Re: Hello I'm new

S2Trivetbanger wrote:The rule on 51 percent seems to wave for faa airframe mechs. Seems more to regulate amutures? Can a armature builder build 100 percent without paperwork and not be restrictive?



Huh?

Waive what for A&P's?

None of us have any restrictions on our planes. We built 100 percnt of them.

:? CJ
by captain_john
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Oct 7 Fall Foliage and Chili Fly-In at 1P1
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: Oct 7 Fall Foliage and Chili Fly-In at 1P1

Hey All! Things... Someone rented my house in Maine! I am switching to Plan B! I like this plan because with it, I can fly to the Chili fest at 1P1! We will be staying at KPYM INSTEAD OF 8B0! All are welcome, We have a spare king bed, a pullout full size sofa, another sofa and two cots. In addition,...
by captain_john
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Oct 7 Fall Foliage and Chili Fly-In at 1P1
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: Oct 7 Fall Foliage and Chili Fly-In at 1P1

It is in the sked, but I just realized that it is Italian American Appreciation weekend and this Italian American is planning on going to his house in Rangeley. If I fly and the weather is spectacular... I am in! If not, I will be driving and I probably won't make it. That being said, I have more ro...
by captain_john
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: RV 12
Topic: LACK OF INTEREST???
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Re: LACK OF INTEREST???

Hello JK, I like your enthusiasm! To the best of my knowledge I don't think anyone here other than yourself is building at 12. As a seven Builder the twelve is so different I really cannot offer much advice as to its construction. However I do know some friends that do not correspond in this board t...

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