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Forum: Propellers 03-13-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,877
Posted By Michael Henning
Cold

You can have my 3 blade prop when you pry it from my cold, dead hands. VNE at sea level, 4K fpm when light on a cold day, 170 knots abeam the numbers on the downwind, a 180 degree turn to the runway,...
Forum: Propellers 03-08-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Michael Henning
Slinging grease

On my 150C prop, it was slinging grease, I flew it back to the factory and had it taken care of that day. The performance of the three blade prop is amazing.
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,877
Posted By Michael Henning
Randy Leverold tested the Whirlwind two and three...

Randy Leverold tested the Whirlwind two and three blade props on his RV-8. The three blade prop was two knots slower. Climb, acceleration and deceleration were all better on the three blade.
Forum: Propellers 03-03-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,989
Posted By Michael Henning
Steady state at 90 kts, on a cold day.

Steady state at 90 kts, on a cold day.
Forum: Propellers 03-03-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,989
Posted By Michael Henning
WW150

I have the 3 blade WW150C with the older, wide chord blades... 29 pounds, 170 knots abeam the numbers on the downwind, and I can do a 180 turn to final and make the first turnoff every time. Take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,641
Posted By Michael Henning
Annual

I have heard rumor that the average Annual Inspection on a Cirrus is about $15k. There are a whole lot of expensive things to go wrong on a Cirrus.
Forum: Northeast 01-17-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,599
Posted By Michael Henning
Alton Bay has 12” of ice. Runway has been plowed....

Alton Bay has 12” of ice. Runway has been plowed. Need a state inspection. Should be open after Sunday’s storm is cleared out.
Forum: Northeast 01-07-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,599
Posted By Michael Henning
Alton Bay

Alton Bay is at 8”, 4” to go.
Forum: Tools 01-05-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Michael Henning
The 1” Tatco squeezer is the one I loan out the...

The 1” Tatco squeezer is the one I loan out the most.
Forum: RV-4 01-04-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,047
Posted By Michael Henning
Same as Larry. No problem other than shortening...

Same as Larry. No problem other than shortening the tube.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,365
Posted By Michael Henning
👍 to what RV7Charlie wrote.

👍 to what RV7Charlie wrote.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Michael Henning
Hi Vac, I had the same thing happen on my right...

Hi Vac,
I had the same thing happen on my right tank. I took the tank off, cleaned up the area, and was going to replace the sender too. The new Stewart-Warner sender from Vans’ had a different bolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,931
Posted By Michael Henning
John, We need to delete your post😂

John,
We need to delete your post😂
Forum: Propellers 12-30-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By Michael Henning
I have 250 hours on the 3 blade WW150C. I have...

I have 250 hours on the 3 blade WW150C. I have the old style wide blades, and love the prop. Solo with half tanks, 90kts, I am climbing at 3300 fpm. Cruise is 165kts true, 7.6gph at 10.5k, wot, 2450...
Forum: GPS 12-22-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Michael Henning
Dennis, With regards to the database, it’s not...

Dennis,
With regards to the database, it’s not the new airports, it’s the old ones that are now closed that can screw you. Low on fuel and navigating towards the airport in the database, I passed one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By Michael Henning
My eci components were certified components, but...

My eci components were certified components, but the engine did not have a serial number. I let someone fly my plane, they had a prop strike, insurance company mandated a tear down inspection....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-19-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Michael Henning
My plane is hangared, and the adhesive is mostly...

My plane is hangared, and the adhesive is mostly protected from UV by the aluminum skirt. After 20 years, did it fail? Has Sikaflex been exposed to 20 years of sun?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-19-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Michael Henning
Also search 3M 5200. Far easier, and cheaper...

Also search 3M 5200. Far easier, and cheaper ($25), and is flexible and permanent. 195 knots, 4 years, no cracks. Also, that is what Todd, from Todd’s Canopies had recommended.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By Michael Henning
I did the ECI kit years back, and after all of...

I did the ECI kit years back, and after all of the AD’s on their parts and parts failing, I’m sticking with Lycoming.
Forum: ADS-B 12-13-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,694
Posted By Michael Henning
Hi Bob, I am looking at the iEFIS Lite (8.5”),...

Hi Bob,
I am looking at the iEFIS Lite (8.5”), RDAC, compass module, Trig TT22 adsb transponder w/WAAS gps source, pathfinder adsb in. All components speak to each other. More than likely, I will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By Michael Henning
The only time my canopy fogged up was in Florida,...

The only time my canopy fogged up was in Florida, in the flare. I could only see the edges of the runway in my peripheral vision. Thanks to 50 hours in a Pitts S2C, it was an easy landing.
Forum: ADS-B 12-12-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,694
Posted By Michael Henning
New equipment

Is it a safe time to do the ADSB upgrades? Or should we wait to see what comes out six months from now?
I’m thinking about the Trig Adsb package along with an MGL panel/radio.
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Michael Henning
I wouldn’t be bending the cockpit rails. 1/16” is...

I wouldn’t be bending the cockpit rails. 1/16” is nothing. I would shim the canopy skins out versus bending such a major frame.
Forum: Rocket 11-27-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,148
Posted By Michael Henning
You are quite welcome. And to Smoky, thanks for...

You are quite welcome. And to Smoky, thanks for getting there quick!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Michael Henning
I have used BMRS (Brown&Miller Racing Solutions)...

I have used BMRS (Brown&Miller Racing Solutions) with great success, and quick turn around times.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,090
Posted By Michael Henning
I would use an 1/8” hole, and appropriate dimple...

I would use an 1/8” hole, and appropriate dimple die, it will sit even nicer.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,090
Posted By Michael Henning
On the RV-4, it was allowed to substitute the...

On the RV-4, it was allowed to substitute the 3/32” solid shank rivet with a CS4-4 pulled rivet on the bottom wing skins. It was said to be 10% stronger because of the larger size. The finish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,860
Posted By Michael Henning
KitPlanes

KitPlanes completion section, 1989, it was Pat Hatches and another persons RV-4 that caught my eye. I started building shortly after that.
Forum: Rocket 11-22-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,148
Posted By Michael Henning
The F-16 is a great aircraft, but as a former...

The F-16 is a great aircraft, but as a former Green Beret, I’d much rather look up and see an A-10!
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By Michael Henning
RV-10 vents

I installed two RV-10 vents up by the rudder pedals. It works great. In the hot summer, with the air blowing up your legs, it’s great. In the winter, they don’t leak air at all. Cheap and easy and...
Forum: RV-4 09-03-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,469
Posted By Michael Henning
Roger, Was it the rivets holding the hinge to...

Roger,
Was it the rivets holding the hinge to fuselage that failed?
Forum: RV-4 07-26-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Michael Henning
I routed my fuel lines through footwell area with...

I routed my fuel lines through footwell area with no issues of interference.
Forum: RV-4 07-08-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,156
Posted By Michael Henning
1018 empty weight, 1750 gross, 218 is max weight...

1018 empty weight, 1750 gross, 218 is max weight for rear seat pax. Still easy to fly. No acro, faster on approach.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-05-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Michael Henning
Excellent job, Mike. Have fun with it.

Excellent job, Mike. Have fun with it.
Forum: COMM 06-26-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Michael Henning
There is a service center in Syracuse, NY. Fast...

There is a service center in Syracuse, NY. Fast turnaround, reasonable price and they are factory authorized.
Forum: RV-4 06-20-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,101
Posted By Michael Henning
I was very careful to adjust the datum point...

I was very careful to adjust the datum point after the roll bar was moved back.
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,101
Posted By Michael Henning
I did the mid as exactly per the plans, and no...

I did the mid as exactly per the plans, and no bulkheads needed to be moved. That area is extremely strong.
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,101
Posted By Michael Henning
And like Bill said, you WILL love the -4. It is a...

And like Bill said, you WILL love the -4. It is a fabulous airplane.
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,101
Posted By Michael Henning
I moved the roll bar back the maximum allowable...

I moved the roll bar back the maximum allowable distance (IIRC, 2”). The bulkheads stay I their original location. The bottom seat hinge moves back the same distance. No interference with the rear...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Michael Henning
Also try loosening the connectors on the module,...

Also try loosening the connectors on the module, and reconnecting them.
Forum: RV-4 05-13-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,427
Posted By Michael Henning
RTV silicone between the skin stiffeners by the...

RTV silicone between the skin stiffeners by the trailing edge.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,993
Posted By Michael Henning
Jab, I’d be interested in the difference in price...

Jab,
I’d be interested in the difference in price and scope of work between the FAA repair shop and the airboat place. Good luck with either choice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By Michael Henning
Use 3M 5200 as the adhesive next time... they...

Use 3M 5200 as the adhesive next time... they will never ever ever come off. You can buy a small toothpaste tube size from Lowe’s for about $5.
Forum: RV-4 04-18-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By Michael Henning
It’s always the last thing you check🤔

It’s always the last thing you check🤔
Forum: RV-4 04-16-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 257,520
Posted By Michael Henning
Nice workmanship. Get it done, they are a blast...

Nice workmanship. Get it done, they are a blast to fly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,734
Posted By Michael Henning
My holes were for the clecos to hold it in...

My holes were for the clecos to hold it in position. All deburred.
Forum: RV-3 04-10-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By Michael Henning
On my -4 I mounted the Andair gascolator center...

On my -4 I mounted the Andair gascolator center bottom of firewall. I also built a cooling shroud for it with a blast tube. It was difficult to drain, and then the drain started leaking when fuel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,734
Posted By Michael Henning
That is correct. Not one mechanical fastener. The...

That is correct. Not one mechanical fastener. The thin washers are between the canopy and the frame.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,734
Posted By Michael Henning
Round. Roughly 1/2”

Round. Roughly 1/2”
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,734
Posted By Michael Henning
I used some thin aluminum washers as a spacer,...

I used some thin aluminum washers as a spacer, and Clecos to hold canopy to rail until adhesive was cured. A regular caulking gun is all you need to apply it, and sandpaper to scuff surfaces, and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,734
Posted By Michael Henning
I used 3M 5200 fast cure on my canopy. No...

I used 3M 5200 fast cure on my canopy. No mechanical fasteners, remains flexible, single stage, recommended by Todd at Todd’s Canopies. 3 years, 190 knots peak speed, no cracks and no problems. I...
Forum: COMM 04-07-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By Michael Henning
I had my A-200 repaired about a month ago by an...

I had my A-200 repaired about a month ago by an Icom service center... $75. Works great again.
Forum: RV-3 04-06-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,447
Posted By Michael Henning
I am not familiar with the landing gear on a -3,...

I am not familiar with the landing gear on a -3, but on the -4 the gear is sensitive to tire pressure. Too much or too little, and it will shimmy. I run 32 PSI. Smoky I think mentioned he uses 30...
Forum: Propellers 04-06-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By Michael Henning
Call WW, ask for Bill. I don’t think he is on...

Call WW, ask for Bill. I don’t think he is on this site, but he is the go to guy over there.
Forum: RV-4 04-04-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,970
Posted By Michael Henning
Gawking

Skip,
How many hours have you spent staring at your plane on your way out of the hangar?
Forum: RV-4 04-01-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,839
Posted By Michael Henning
Results?

Did the tire pressure work?
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,830
Posted By Michael Henning
Smoky, Did he think it was flutter or a loose...

Smoky,
Did he think it was flutter or a loose trim tab?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By Michael Henning
Carl, You were fortunate to get those hours out...

Carl,
You were fortunate to get those hours out of it. My air show friend is Rob Holland, and my A&P friend that I also consulted was a Red Bull Air Race mechanic, and I got the consensus that with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By Michael Henning
An air show pilot friend of mine told me to go w...

An air show pilot friend of mine told me to go w 8.5/1 compression, and that if you needed extra power from time to time, to set the governor to 2800 rpms. You don’t need to run it that fast all the...
Forum: RV-4 03-25-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By Michael Henning
If it is for front seat, just glue some foam to...

If it is for front seat, just glue some foam to roll bar.
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,839
Posted By Michael Henning
I run 32 psi in my tires. You mentioned it felt...

I run 32 psi in my tires. You mentioned it felt like you had some shimmy going... the -4 is prone to that if psi isn’t right.
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,970
Posted By Michael Henning
Nice looking plane. You will love ❤️ it. I call...

Nice looking plane. You will love ❤️ it. I call mine 5 squared... 5 years of construction spread out over 25 years.
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