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Forum: RV-14 01-18-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By mike newall
Armageddon...... You Google it, I'm not even...

Armageddon......

You Google it, I'm not even going there Gents.

Many thanks for the likes, it shows that irony extends across the ocean :D
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,666
Posted By mike newall
Having looked at a few replies, here is my 2...

Having looked at a few replies, here is my 2 cents.

I have used Sika on a 7 and an 8 and it has been superb.

It provides a firm yet flexible bond for the plexi onto the sub structure, whether it be...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By mike newall
In England, we use ferrets for all sorts of...

In England, we use ferrets for all sorts of agricultural pest control. They can help with rodents, rabbits etc etc. Very useful.

They are a small trainable rodent that will go down very small runs...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By mike newall
I wouldn't bother... A friend recently got a...

I wouldn't bother...

A friend recently got a pair from Germany, over $2,000 and when they arrived, the fit was terrible. Had to get a pro body shop to finish the fitting.

Unless they have changed...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-14-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By mike newall
8........:D That is delivered to Florida btw...

8........:D

That is delivered to Florida btw :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By mike newall
Neat, balanced, tidy ! Very good and should work...

Neat, balanced, tidy !

Very good and should work well.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By mike newall
Dude..... Left wing low :D:D:D

Dude.....

Left wing low :D:D:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By mike newall
It works, it's economical but the spring isn't...

It works, it's economical but the spring isn't strong enough.

If you are wanting something for a longer time, buy a Bogi Bar.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By mike newall
Dynon Fuel Calibration

Just calibrated the tank, 5 litres at a time, all fine. Completed, said done.

Digital readout and range are fine but analogue gauge says Cal ! In the middle with no needle indicated.

What have we...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By mike newall
Has to have the logo as well :D Like a 'Stang or...

Has to have the logo as well :D

Like a 'Stang or a Range Rover
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-26-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,267
Posted By mike newall
I'm in phase 1 of the first of our two...

I'm in phase 1 of the first of our two 12's.

During the 2 hour flight which we need to do, I spent some time in the pattern - 15 circuits :(

During the climb on crosswind, the fuel pressure was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,767
Posted By mike newall
Actually, I wouldn't build a 7.... Move on and...

Actually, I wouldn't build a 7....

Move on and build a 14 :D
Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,594
Posted By mike newall
Superglue....... Cyanoacrylate - It's the...

Superglue.......

Cyanoacrylate - It's the future.

Well, TBH it's the past. Developed as a field surgeon technique wayyyy back.
Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,594
Posted By mike newall
When I am introducing newbies to Vans building, I...

When I am introducing newbies to Vans building, I do explain that at some point you will drill into your finger. You may drill down the nail, just under it.

They look a bit strange but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By mike newall
McMaster Carr - look for a bushed shoulder washer...

McMaster Carr - look for a bushed shoulder washer in plastic and take it up to size. Re centre in correct place.

Or glue a piece of perspex in with perspex cement and re drill. Then you need a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-09-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,859
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: 24
Views: 2,280
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: 23
Views: 1,684
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: 9
Views: 1,060
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: 9
Views: 1,060
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: 2,432
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: 9
Views: 1,060
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: 1,694
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: 1,694
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: 1,694
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: 1,694
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: 1,694
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: 1,694
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/RV-12iS 12-01-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,554
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/RV-12iS 11-30-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
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: 12
Views: 2,796
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: 1,694
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/RV-12iS 11-29-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
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: 1,248
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/RV-12iS 11-28-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
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/RV-12iS 11-28-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
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/RV-12iS 11-27-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
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/RV-12iS 11-27-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
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/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
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/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
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/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
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/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
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/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
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/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
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/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
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: 1,609
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/RV-12iS 11-07-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
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: 365
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: 907
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/RV-12iS 10-30-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By mike newall
Ahaaaaaaaaa ! :D

Ahaaaaaaaaa !

:D
Forum: Fiberglass 10-27-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
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: 878
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/RV-12iS 10-25-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
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/RV-12iS 10-25-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
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/RV-12iS 10-24-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
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/RV-12iS 10-24-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
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: 698
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: 694
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/RV-12iS 10-22-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,401
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/RV-12iS 10-22-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,401
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: 942
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/RV-12iS 10-02-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,306
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...
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