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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By mike newall
Well, it's kinda like this. You have what we...

Well, it's kinda like this.

You have what we want.

But we need to have a discussion, you know, a barter - heck, you 'Bama boys are always up for a deal.

Just that us Yorkshire lads are waaaaay...
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By mike newall
What did you set your K Factor to btw ? I am in...

What did you set your K Factor to btw ? I am in phase 1 testing and my fuel flow is waaaaaaay out !
Forum: Safety 12-09-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By mike newall
Probably connected with this,...

Probably connected with this, yesterday.....

https://photos.smugmug.com/Flying-Photos/i-bxwZLCr/0/ce177a34/M/IMG_1422-M.jpg

This was at FL400, around 1400 local. Position is between Richmond and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By mike newall
Never used spacers - gun it onto the frame have...

Never used spacers - gun it onto the frame have lineup marks, practise a couple of times without the Sika on then with your Glamorous Assistant - drop it on, clamp it up and leave it.

Then re tape,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-05-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By mike newall
Very true...... Just rarely see them over...

Very true......

Just rarely see them over here.

I am comparing apples and pears which is unfair, however I was merely pointing out that a fixed pitch, carburetted 6 has limitations that can easily...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-05-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By mike newall
It is a product of you designing aeroplanes with...

It is a product of you designing aeroplanes with such good performance ability Scott ;)

I agree that the feel of the 6 is more nimble than the 7, there isn't the aileron bumping on the 6 and it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,273
Posted By mike newall
Quality of garment or product every time wins. I...

Quality of garment or product every time wins.

I have a 10 year old Polo that is in better condition than a 3 year old one, the latest RV6 anniversary T shirt is very thin and I doubt it will...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By mike newall
6 aeros are nearly....nearly as good as 7 aeros...

6 aeros are nearly....nearly as good as 7 aeros without the engine stopping issues unless you have injection.

A carb just limits you to upline time and any slight negative stuff that injection just...
Forum: Propellers 12-03-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By mike newall
And Paul - You are most correct Sir !

And Paul - You are most correct Sir !
Forum: Propellers 12-03-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By mike newall
Jake, no - 3 blade MT is a constant speed...

Jake, no - 3 blade MT is a constant speed prop.


Carl - Pah !

Dave - I know the boys at Deland...... they like sippin' whisky :D I will PM you as our season starts, I get to MCO twice a month with...
Forum: Propellers 12-02-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By mike newall
Value.... Performance... We have some unique...

Value....

Performance...

We have some unique opportunities when it comes to value, however the advantages of the MT are super smoothness, unrivalled acceleration and deceleration. If I sacrifice a...
Forum: Propellers 12-02-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By mike newall
It's just a jump to the left And then a step to...

It's just a jump to the left

And then a step to the right

With your hands on your hips

You bring your knees in tight

But it's the pelvic thrust
Forum: Propellers 12-02-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By mike newall
Great info thanks. The early indications I read...

Great info thanks. The early indications I read were that it may have issues with a light prop, but I guess as they are coming to completion, actual figures are becoming available.
Forum: Propellers 12-01-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By mike newall
Errrrrrr - We have an MT on our RV7. Titan ECI...

Errrrrrr -

We have an MT on our RV7. Titan ECI IO-360 with dual P-Mags and MT were completely happy with that.

I am enquiring from a weight and balance point of view because I understand that...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,634
Posted By mike newall
When you break cloud at 700' in 3000m vis with...

When you break cloud at 700' in 3000m vis with rain and a 30kt crosswind and see the runway out the FO's windshield, you are earning your corn that day...

Or....

You lock onto the localiser at 12...
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By mike newall
I think I have figured it out........ So,...

I think I have figured it out........

So, because the flight testing is being done at a non fuelled airstrip, I decided to use the direct reading gauge for flight testing and then go to a gassed...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-30-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,293
Posted By mike newall
We don't need them here in UK. Never used them,...

We don't need them here in UK. Never used them, too heavy :p

After all, it is a floppy loop and a wishy washy roll or two - hardly eye vessel bursting stuff.

Pleeeeeease - someone buy him a decent...
Forum: Propellers 11-29-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By mike newall
MT 3 Blade on an RV14

Raising the question again -

Any reasons why not an MT prop on a standard IO-390 install on a 14 ?
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By mike newall
I would go down that route, except for the fact...

I would go down that route, except for the fact the buzz is regular.

Bzzz..........Bzzz.........Bzzz........

About every 2 seconds.

Not loud but a PITA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By mike newall
CDO Like OCD but the letters are in the correct...

CDO

Like OCD but the letters are in the correct order :D

Whaaaaaaat ?
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By mike newall
Any thoughts or ideas about the buzz ? Anyone...

Any thoughts or ideas about the buzz ?

Anyone got links to other forums or threads please ?
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By mike newall
Thanks Gents - still getting used to these whizzy...

Thanks Gents - still getting used to these whizzy little motors ;-)

Will look into K Factor next time it stops raining !
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By mike newall
Tach hours, K Factor etc

Running through testing and a couple of questions to 12 ers.

Dynon Skyview - legacy install - 1 upload from Vans (2017)

Is there a way to display or record tacho hours rather than Hobbs ? Never...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By mike newall
Great tip - thanks. Our weather is forecast poor...

Great tip - thanks.

Our weather is forecast poor for the next few days so time to sort the prop and check the skins etc etc.
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By mike newall
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-psmjC6K/0/b...

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-psmjC6K/0/b4edaa3a/M/DSC03720-M.jpg
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By mike newall
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ! Randy stole the best scheme...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !

Randy stole the best scheme going....

I copied it on our 7

Simple, warm white, accents, grays, reds etc

Mmmmmmmm
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By mike newall
So the noise on the departure was two of you...

So the noise on the departure was two of you Colonials having waaaaaaay too much fun over our Albion skies.

A pair of F-15's were dogfighting over York at 1215 local........

You know who you were...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By mike newall
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-D8FfhdB/0/4...

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-D8FfhdB/0/446e5b82/640/IMG_1148-640.mp4
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By mike newall
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-rrGKvmN/0/b...

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-rrGKvmN/0/bc896d2d/640/IMG_2804-640.mp4
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By mike newall
I believe so... Just taking it a step at a time...

I believe so...

Just taking it a step at a time and working through the test cards.

We are going to start work on the trailing edge tomorrow, the prop needs fining off and other than that - perfect...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By mike newall
Another one flies......

120958 G-CJZW flew today. Phoned Vans to give them the news.

2 years in build along with it's partner 120957 as we had workshop room.

They have been built as an engineering exercise and to keep...
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Posted By mike newall
If I find I cannot get in for an AN426-3 rivet...

If I find I cannot get in for an AN426-3 rivet without risking a bucky ding, I use these

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/CCC32cherryRivets.php

They will not be as strong as a bucked...
Forum: RV-12 11-07-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By mike newall
Good spot. We pre fuelled our 12 and smelled...

Good spot.

We pre fuelled our 12 and smelled fuel the next day. Checked everywhere and of course........ It was the bulkhead fitting under the tunnel where the pushrods go :(

Backed it off, doused...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-07-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By mike newall
Too much oil ! Back off and put a couple drops...

Too much oil !

Back off and put a couple drops in every 3 sessions, should be fine. Drill is same - will spew out over your fingers...

Remember - DO NOT oil a pneumatic squeezer :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By mike newall
Looks like they do now. All the current stuff...

Looks like they do now.

All the current stuff seems to have a primer/gel coat in gray with no detectable pinholes.
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By mike newall
Ahaaaaaaaaa ! :D

Ahaaaaaaaaa !

:D
Forum: Fiberglass 10-27-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By mike newall
If you are on batwing tips, you may also want to...

If you are on batwing tips, you may also want to consider some spanwise reinforcing using 1" square blue foam glassed in with deck cloth.

When you come to pushing and pulling your aeroplane when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By mike newall
Bought a pair of Pro-X Very good but a bit loose...

Bought a pair of Pro-X

Very good but a bit loose for aeros so changed to One-X

Much better, just as comfortable and nearly as light.

Now, if anyone wants to buy a pair of Pro-X....... ? Contact...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By mike newall
Hi Scott The first one was done a few months ago...

Hi Scott

The first one was done a few months ago when there was a single point source for the files from the Vans website.

The set up for that one was relatively straightforward - the issue with...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By mike newall
Once again, VAF to the rescue ! Emailed Jesse...

Once again, VAF to the rescue !

Emailed Jesse who came back with solution and all now fixed.

Another case of suds I will gladly supply :D

Shame that between Vans and Dynon, they can't come up with...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By mike newall
Dynon Setup

OK,

Set the first one up OK, but the second one is being a PITA.

Using the current system of downloading some stuff from Vans and some from Dynon. First airplane just used the Vans download...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By mike newall
Yep - you know all those pesky rivet...

Yep - you know all those pesky rivet mandrels......

Well, if you fabricate a wander lead with one as a probe for pos and one for earth, and use your Odyssey battery, you can easily test all the...
Forum: GPS 10-24-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By mike newall
And also check that the antenna base is not...

And also check that the antenna base is not magnetic !

The external aerial for a G695 is and our compass just looks at it all the time now :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-24-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By mike newall
Used the 209 on both of our canopy installs both...

Used the 209 on both of our canopy installs both on bare metal and powder coat - no issues.

No idea why you would want to or how you removed the powder coating - it will stick just as hard as...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,156
Posted By mike newall
Both of them needed a touch - really not much but...

Both of them needed a touch - really not much but you know how little it takes to cause interference.

One was bottoming on the end of the stub, the other was touching on the sloping part but a few...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,156
Posted By mike newall
On both of ours (2016 kits) the fitting of the...

On both of ours (2016 kits) the fitting of the wings required some gentle effort. We used contact crayon on sub spars, filed the stubs where touching, then had a minor skin issue and then - thunk -...
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By mike newall
A buddy bought an RV6A a while ago with a P-Tip...

A buddy bought an RV6A a while ago with a P-Tip prop. I did an evaluation flight on it for him, never flown behind one before, but had heard they were good.

The takeoff was normal with an expected...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,130
Posted By mike newall
Interesting discussion... When I did the flight...

Interesting discussion...

When I did the flight test on the 12 some years ago, it had a D180.

Ours have Skyview HDX's. We were finishing the calibrations today and the trim intrigued me. Set full...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,130
Posted By mike newall
Did first flight for a 12 built by another. New...

Did first flight for a 12 built by another. New owner bought it completed but unflown and I did the test flight and subsequent fly off period.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYb5D8AfDyw

The early...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By mike newall
+1 That's how we did ours.

+1 That's how we did ours.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By mike newall
Ditto - we pay enough for the climb, why not...

Ditto - we pay enough for the climb, why not enjoy the need for speed on the way back down ?

And we are now frugal Seniors - eh Paul ;)

It is dismaying that once a lot of guys and gals finish their...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By mike newall
Ours are group A, just done 350 hours and done...

Ours are group A, just done 350 hours and done the inspection - no issues, fly on....

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,183
Posted By mike newall
My Bro used to say they would start the RR...

My Bro used to say they would start the RR Griffon on a Shackleton using sandbags when down route if they had issues......:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By mike newall
If the connector at the Bendix mag is the same as...

If the connector at the Bendix mag is the same as the connector on the back of a P-Mag, I have one spare you can have for free. I removed it to upgrade to auto plugs, this one has std aviation ends...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By mike newall
I thank you muchly, however.... Will probably...

I thank you muchly, however....

Will probably now leave it to the new owner :D

We have decided not to fit the interior as the exterior is un painted and would probably get compromised......

i.e....
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By mike newall
Fitting Flightline Interior

Getting round to fitting the interior and am wondering just how you can fit the upper rear panel - RV12-B1.

Any suggestions as to how to manipulate it behind the tank and vent lines as I seem to be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By mike newall
Another suggestion - if you do the bridge, do it...

Another suggestion - if you do the bridge, do it weekday on foot. You get the city side view and you will always get on the ferry back from Sausalito. If you bike across, you may get the sea side...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By mike newall
Check the current situation in Yosemite re fires...

Check the current situation in Yosemite re fires and access.

Also, I would suggest on initial drive in to Yosemite, take the loop up to Glacier Point - yes, I know it is a few miles but if clear,...
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,010
Posted By mike newall
In the course of building two 12's I guess we had...

In the course of building two 12's I guess we had to clearance drill 5-10% of holes after structure was clecoed and ready to rivet.

Part of it was the variability of the rivets. You could swap the...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,588
Posted By mike newall
Check the diameter of the tip hole versus the...

Check the diameter of the tip hole versus the mandrel diameter.

We drilled out the smaller tip to match the mandrel and it gave much better results.
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike newall
Watch Jim's...

Watch Jim's hammerheads.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4MFxXrih_M

I learned that 80į is fine for an upline and it keeps the belly dry. I can get 2,000' upline at 190kts, 2g pull to 80į...
Forum: International 08-08-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By mike newall
Quite right as well..... You Colonial young...

Quite right as well..... You Colonial young upstarts :D
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