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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Mike S
If you are considering the Fiberfrax/stainless...

If you are considering the Fiberfrax/stainless foil type of firewall insulation, now is the time to install it.
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

And another fledgling leaves the nest:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 60,533
Posted By Mike S
O.K., trying to bring this thread back to the...

O.K., trying to bring this thread back to the original subject...........What do the folks in the Vans community want in a future Vans design???

I apologize for being part of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 60,533
Posted By Mike S
Dont know in inches, but fine with the exception...

Dont know in inches, but fine with the exception of the flap controller issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 60,533
Posted By Mike S
Mechanical flap handle and detent rack----like in...

Mechanical flap handle and detent rack----like in a old C180, all contained in an assembly that bolts to the top of the area between the seats. Sticks up above the seat a few inches.

Doghouse is my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 60,533
Posted By Mike S
Joe, cabin was more roomy than the 172. No...

Joe, cabin was more roomy than the 172. No shoulder issues with myself and the factory pilot--------did not fly with Laura, but in the 172 she and I do have shoulder space issues.

We plan to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 60,533
Posted By Mike S
You can count on my staying around-------many...

You can count on my staying around-------many good folks here, and the treasure trove of knowledge is unsurpassed anywhere.
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Mike S
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BAAPRVyrN8AWlBBa...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BAAPRVyrN8AWlBBaKmmmb-vOPU5b4veNb3uw2ulrS3EOxlua1lirb1lGe_sm5_K7nOleyIzEYpEDwCFuEvigyX_TF2XQS32KdJ3JkP6R7LKJz3V0UEBKNbI39y-0oN5j0VcVQQ-7O_-kiqjUq41JnTOF515uOv6roQIi-I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 60,533
Posted By Mike S
Short answer---------we are now on the order...

Short answer---------we are now on the order waiting list. Our kit is 14--16 weeks away, lots of OSH orders in front of us.

Long answer-------factory is setup similar to Vans, similar production...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Terry, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-11-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,307
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jack, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Mike S
What Scott said......... I chased a nose wheel...

What Scott said.........

I chased a nose wheel shimmy for a long time, until the right main shed its wheel pant.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=114693&highlight=shimmy
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,622
Posted By Mike S
Tom, great info------I took the liberty of...

Tom, great info------I took the liberty of copying it over to the sticky thread on brake problems in the " RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues" forum.

Will be much easier to find in the future, instead of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Kevin, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like you are looking to fill under the...

Sounds like you are looking to fill under the fairing to fill the gap to the alum below?

Put clear packing tape on the alum, smear on the flox----mixed to peanut butter consistency----mount the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-09-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By Mike S
Seems I recall that the lead in the fuel kills...

Seems I recall that the lead in the fuel kills the O2 sensor rather quickly.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-09-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Keith, congrats on the RV----and welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-09-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By Mike S
DanHorton dot net. Cool.

DanHorton dot net.

Cool.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-07-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ben, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 60,533
Posted By Mike S
Laura and I are heading off to Kansas next week...

Laura and I are heading off to Kansas next week to test fit/fly the 21.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Claude, congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Craig---Welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,395
Posted By Mike S
Me too.....

Me too.....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Lee, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Sorry your initial post was needing repair------**** of a way to introduce yourself:(
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Mike S
I think you are slightly off the mark, the unit...

I think you are slightly off the mark, the unit is fine for recharging a run down battery, the problem seems to be when leaving it on for long periods to "maintain" the battery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Mike S
Try contacting Dayton Murdock. He is the...

Try contacting Dayton Murdock. He is the manufacturer of the quadrants.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=395
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-01-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Mike S
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HPXF8_rDVyAMrfdP...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HPXF8_rDVyAMrfdPMTdZzKWCDTYDal5usX0SJje8wnG0ZoJzO-WZN3hXKoXyqCexw-iBV7EULffHdv2bsPD4Pnqg8s2v0T3KicYhSsVOuste2qD2n6rpO0qakZGGa6eHv0DN8EhELbbpNet-tenDoeqkQoJnBUTenbPch1...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Mike S
Came with them.

Came with them.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Mike S
Pretty good price on this...

Pretty good price on this one.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=162176
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By Mike S
https://img.memecdn.com/Resistance-is-futile_o_249...

https://img.memecdn.com/Resistance-is-futile_o_24939.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Mike S
The batteries in my 10 were behind the baggage...

The batteries in my 10 were behind the baggage bulkhead, I ran a pigtail from each one through the bulkhead with a split rubber grommet to protect the wire.

Bit of velcro to hold the pigtail end up...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-31-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Mike S
I will take it. PM coming at you.

I will take it.

PM coming at you.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-29-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Good luck, congrats-------AND Welcome aboard:D
Forum: California 07-29-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By Mike S
Yep, ex CDF myself. Photo below of Calif and...

Yep, ex CDF myself.

Photo below of Calif and Nev, showing smoke...
Forum: California 07-27-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By Mike S
https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article21563295...

https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article215632950.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Mike S
Just be patient with the removal, only a couple...

Just be patient with the removal, only a couple turns of the wrench then move on to the next nut.

Have someone there to take the weight as the last couple threads come out, and to help you lift it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-26-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By Mike S
Dayton Airpark lot F/S

My buddy who owns the lot next door to us is going to be listing the lot for sale-----but not for a week or two, so if someone wants to save the broker fees, and deal directly with the owner, contact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Wesley, congrats on the newest fledgling in the fleet:D
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Mike S
Read ahead in the plans, pretty sure I remember...

Read ahead in the plans, pretty sure I remember this being addressed.

IIRC----Basically you make up wooden spacers that simulate the wing spar stubs, then assemble the carry through, then build it...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Mike S
Are you talking about the bolts that are outboard...

Are you talking about the bolts that are outboard of the fuse ------ that attach the wing to the carry through? These are close tolerance bolts, and it is good to only use them on final assembly

Or...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-25-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,229
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Michael, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,205
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Malte-----welcome to VAF:D



The 10 is a great cross country ship, but it is not acro.

The 14 is acro rated.
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bob, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congratulations on the purchase.
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By Mike S
With the Plane Around latch it should not matter...

With the Plane Around latch it should not matter as much-------but I would suggest closer to the rear of the door, will help the rear pin to go in, and the strap will be behind the seat and our of...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By Mike S
Be the door latching mechanism is working...

Be the door latching mechanism is working correctly------are you doing the Plane Around center latch? Much easier to get all installed before skinning the door.

Also, double check the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By Mike S
Rumor has it that Mikey got going pretty fast...

Rumor has it that Mikey got going pretty fast there at the end-------guess he wanted to get there pretty bad;)
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-19-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

GREAT!!!!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF, and Congratulations

Jeff, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on the new fledgling, photo looks good.

North Shore---------love it.
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By Mike S
Yep, sure does.

Yep, sure does.
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By Mike S
Nope, wants me to sign in or register. Congrats...

Nope, wants me to sign in or register.

Congrats on the new project:D
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,550
Posted By Mike S
This is yet another shining example of taking...

This is yet another shining example of taking care of a problem, and involvement with the RV/VAF/Customer community.

Way to go, Robert.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By Mike S
Done, good thought on that.

Done, good thought on that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jeremy, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Think about all the things that get installed in a wing-----then plan for a few new ones that could be developed before you get done.

A/P servo.

Leading...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,749
Posted By Mike S
I had a similar issue with the plate just below...

I had a similar issue with the plate just below the right mag------turns out the nut at the bottom of the mag is really easy to miss, and the nut on the block off plate is just sitting there waiting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,653
Posted By Mike S
Or, you could try doing it at BDC. Prop aint...

Or, you could try doing it at BDC. Prop aint gonna move.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,844
Posted By Mike S
WOW----------

Tom, sorry to hear (read?) this news, glad that she is showing improvement.

Prayers for her...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,574
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Marvin, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,229
Posted By Mike S
No photo here.......... [ed. Me either.... ...

No photo here..........

[ed. Me either.... v/r,dr]
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Luke, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: California 07-11-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Aaron, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,749
Posted By Mike S
This is what a Shell rep told me would happen...

This is what a Shell rep told me would happen when I switched from straight mineral to detergent oil in my old Stinson-----20 some years ago.

He also said the consumption would go down as the parts...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Mike S
I mounted a D-sub 9 to the fuse for the roll...

I mounted a D-sub 9 to the fuse for the roll servo control wiring.

Strobe wiring had Molex connectors already installed.

All other lines were done with knife splice connectors,...
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