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Forum: RV-14 04-19-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By mike newall
MT 3 Blade on RV14

Anyone got one, planning one, ordered one ?

Just doing our forward planning for next part of the build.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By mike newall
Used Raven twice. As you say, more compact and...

Used Raven twice.

As you say, more compact and less money. Great guys to deal with.
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By mike newall
Good point, well made. One of our spar 'leaves'...

Good point, well made.

One of our spar 'leaves' stands proud and is giving an issue with pin fit. The spar goes deep enough, but the bush just sits a RCH low due to one leaf being a little high. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By mike newall
MT 3 blade - awesome takeoff and landing...

MT 3 blade - awesome takeoff and landing performance, couple of knots slower cruise, but super smooth and great 'ramp presence' (I do hate that saying ;))
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By mike newall
How old is your spinner ? Ours are translucent...

How old is your spinner ?

Ours are translucent green - ish and we could see through just fine to drill. Needed a torch behind though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By mike newall
Bose cause all sorts of problems at work. Our...

Bose cause all sorts of problems at work. Our jets have Sennheiser as fitted sets. If guys use Bose, I can't hear them. I guess it is different attenuation and maybe different impedances etc.

Get...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By mike newall
Email sent

Email sent
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-10-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By mike newall
We have 2 pairs in our RV7, the noise reduction...

We have 2 pairs in our RV7, the noise reduction is great, they are comfortable, lightweight and the Bluetooth is great for music etc.

However...

If you like stunting and bunting, they will fall off...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By mike newall
You have just spent a gazillion on building your...

You have just spent a gazillion on building your most awesome RV8.

Spend a few more bucks and get heated seats - they really are the solution to the talking freight moaning incessantly. Oh and buy...
Forum: Primers 04-07-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By mike newall
It is the combination of Spring finally hitting...

It is the combination of Spring finally hitting Oregon and the wily Brits who work there most likely injecting some pithy irony... :D

Here is a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,922
Posted By mike newall
Always get worried when I see an old post...

Always get worried when I see an old post resurrected...... Thought I had done something wrong :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By mike newall
Well.... The Lycoming is similar to either an...

Well....

The Lycoming is similar to either an old tractor motor or a ditch pump, so you should be fine using the same methodology :D
Forum: Tools 04-05-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By mike newall
Get an ordinary $80 Snap-On ratchet screwdriver,...

Get an ordinary $80 Snap-On ratchet screwdriver, use their bits or good quality ribbed bits, tighten until the first nip, then just another 20-30 and the job is done. You are usually driving into a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By mike newall
16g or 14g, your title says one and body says...

16g or 14g, your title says one and body says another. May make a difference, also, what current draw are you looking at ?
Forum: Aircraft Camping 03-23-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,810
Posted By mike newall
Sadly, not visiting this year unless I get...

Sadly, not visiting this year unless I get overtime at work.....

In which case, beers are on me :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By mike newall
Make up a pair of flying leads around 3' long...

Make up a pair of flying leads around 3' long from some red and black multi strand store wire - 12 or 14g. Skycraft have loads if you are near Orlando.

Crimp a crocodile clip on either end.

These...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,805
Posted By mike newall
Agree Luddite - the Champ does the most sublime...

Agree Luddite - the Champ does the most sublime lazy wheel landings with the oleo undercarriage. Never tried a later/new one with the solid gear.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,805
Posted By mike newall
Haha, Not sure who taught you that technique in...

Haha,

Not sure who taught you that technique in a Champ, but all it will do is extend the take off roll :D I have had two Champs and two Citabrias btw.

This raising the tail is really an old wives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By mike newall
OK, This is one technique, many others are...

OK,

This is one technique, many others are available, but it does give consistent radiused corners. The thing is you start where you normally finish, if that makes...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By mike newall
I believe that the statement is - Opinions...

I believe that the statement is -

Opinions vary..... :D

Sadly, we have the new led lighting which has power supplied down elve's hair wiring ;)

Like the thought process though.

My buddy has come...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,431
Posted By mike newall
Shame the original spring is on 50-01 just to...

Shame the original spring is on 50-01 just to confuse.....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By mike newall
And there is a correct method to rounding corners...

And there is a correct method to rounding corners with a file ;)

I may be persuaded to upload.
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By mike newall
Looking at a red light next to switch when pump...

Looking at a red light next to switch when pump OFF. Switch will be matching Otto switch just above ignition switches.

You can only protect so much from dumbness :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By mike newall
Our 7 is fitted with the Dynon AoA and we took...

Our 7 is fitted with the Dynon AoA and we took care in its calibration.

With that as reference, I defy anyone to get the 7 to lower controllable speeds with VG's. It is rock solid down to around...
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By mike newall
Thanks Scott, I can understand the safety case...

Thanks Scott, I can understand the safety case behind it, I also see that most 12 owners regularly pull the fuse to stop the noise ;)

It is either make a neat lanyard for the pump fuse and an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,805
Posted By mike newall
Compared to a...

Compared to a Champ......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6XofY0dysc
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By mike newall
Thanks, will look. Airplane 1 is nearly done,...

Thanks, will look. Airplane 1 is nearly done, Airplane 2 is waiting avionics so is easier to modify..
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By mike newall
Sikaflex 295UV....... Build on :D

Sikaflex 295UV.......

Build on :D
Forum: RV-12 03-19-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By mike newall
Hmmm - just tried it and yep, that's it...

Hmmm - just tried it and yep, that's it !

Bizarre. Should really have a switch on the pump :rolleyes:

Thinking cap on for an attractive solution.

Thanks for the quick replies.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By mike newall
When the oil temp is in the green, cycle the prop...

When the oil temp is in the green, cycle the prop 3 or 4 times at 1800rpm, then bring it back to idle, wait, then back to 1000 - 1200 rpm. Sometimes the oil pressure relief valve sticks or the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,094
Posted By mike newall
2 P-Mags, Brad's harness and NGK BR9-EIX...

2 P-Mags, Brad's harness and NGK BR9-EIX plugs.

Build on :D
Forum: RV-12 03-19-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By mike newall
Cooling fans

Exciting day - powered up for the first time !

The two fans on the base of the sub panel - anyone know if they are designed to run all the time, or only when the Skyview fans run ?

Everything else...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,250
Posted By mike newall
Just so we are on the same page here, are we...

Just so we are on the same page here, are we talking about a yaw damper or rudder trim or both ?

If they are saying that the 10 and 14 are benefiting from a yaw damper, that casts clouds over the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By mike newall
Slightly related and a cautionary tale. If you...

Slightly related and a cautionary tale.

If you use a remote GPS antenna for say a G695/795 etc, be careful where you locate it because....... They have a magnetic base !

Ask us how we found out on...
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By mike newall
Top Tip... Leave the top skin clecoed as you...

Top Tip...

Leave the top skin clecoed as you pass through this period. There is a lot of to and fro work as you do avionics, cowl, motor etc etc and having access to that area is most useful. We...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,840
Posted By mike newall
Tacho minus 10% into the airplane logs, tacho for...

Tacho minus 10% into the airplane logs, tacho for flying logbook. All in decimal hours so you can add it up easily.
Forum: Reviews 03-16-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By mike newall
Use Spruce Europe ! Based in Germany, they are a...

Use Spruce Europe !

Based in Germany, they are a good half way house and no customs.

I don't know how you are with small items, but in the UK, they seem to be chasing every packet. We used to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,156
Posted By mike newall
Just before you continue...... The rivet needs...

Just before you continue......

The rivet needs good support before you knock out the mandrel.

We used a thick wall tube on the inside to support the structure and a correct sized punch. Deep...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By mike newall
Std cam, 350 since new, new when we built it - 7...

Std cam, 350 since new, new when we built it - 7 years in operation, well looked after, noticed recently, not suddenly.

Had heat issues for first year - all cylinders up to 400f, #3 was regularly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By mike newall
#3 Running cool

Just noticed our #3 running cool. CHT down 25f, EGT down 100f in the cruise at 23/23. IO-360, 350 hours from new, no other issues.

Pulled through 4 great compressions after the flight with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By mike newall
Spring has arrived I see..........:p

Spring has arrived I see..........:p
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By mike newall
And take a deep breath before you open the page :D

And take a deep breath before you open the page :D
Forum: Builder Website Links 03-06-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By mike newall
Nah - not that big !

Nah - not that big !
Forum: RV-12 03-06-2018, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,625
Posted By mike newall
Well with all that structure in front of it, it's...

Well with all that structure in front of it, it's not going anywhere soon :D

The Mk1 tank has 'fragilised' bolts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By mike newall
Great news !

Great news !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By mike newall
This concerns me more than the battery..... As...

This concerns me more than the battery.....

As others have said, an Odyssey holds charge extremely well, but if you do short flights a great idea is to hook it up on the first of the month and leave...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-05-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By mike newall
Basic check-list 1. Check timing accurately 2....

Basic check-list

1. Check timing accurately
2. Run tops on auto plugs if you can - NGK BR9EIX work well
3. Check and fix any - I mean any, gaps in solid baffles with silicone
4. Check ramps...
Forum: Builder Website Links 03-04-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By mike newall
We are a tad in front of you down here in...

We are a tad in front of you down here in Yorkshire. All flatpack, fuselage is beyond QB stage, wings started, tanks done, emp done.

It is at my partner's shop near Doncaster as our shop here is...
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By mike newall
On the front mount where the bronze bush sits, we...

On the front mount where the bronze bush sits, we had to pack out with washers about 2 or 3 to get everything to clear - both skin and strut. Can't get a snap as everything is tucked into the glass...
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,625
Posted By mike newall
Simply needs to be in the title. The rest would...

Simply needs to be in the title.

The rest would be self explanatory

Love the GB ref - marvellous !

Just don't refer to the 12 as a dog though...... Zuul !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By mike newall
You probably would have got the same answer then...

You probably would have got the same answer then as now.....

No need !

Vans supplies nearly all steel powder coated where there may be a problem, where not powder coated, you will be priming the...
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By mike newall
You have shim/washer options in the print to help...

You have shim/washer options in the print to help in this area. Go back a page and look.

I take it you have the struts on the right way round...:rolleyes:
Forum: COMM 03-04-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By mike newall
I did the test flying on an RV12 some years ago -...

I did the test flying on an RV12 some years ago - D180 and Garmin 496 install.

Expanded the envelope as they say and was increasing speed, in the vicinity of, but not that close to terrain.

Terrain...
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,625
Posted By mike newall
David/Doug, Maybe time to split the forum or ask...

David/Doug,

Maybe time to split the forum or ask people to define whether it is a Mk1 RV12 or a Mk 2.

This is a Mk2 as we legacy builders have different structure around there.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-03-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By mike newall
I fly a buddy's RV6 with a 180hp motor. It has a...

I fly a buddy's RV6 with a 180hp motor. It has a Prince P Tip prop and I must admit, I am a huge fan.

I have an RV7 with 180hp and MT 3 blade c/s prop which is a very good performer but his 6 is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By mike newall
Secondary question. I can't find torque values...

Secondary question. I can't find torque values for bolts that go into nutplates, is there such a thing?

As others have said - all looks good and putting torque seal on is a bit overkill, you will...
Forum: COMM 03-01-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By mike newall
Why would you want a marker beacon receiver these...

Why would you want a marker beacon receiver these days.....?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,962
Posted By mike newall
Thought you said it was a raw bar......:D

Thought you said it was a raw bar......:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,840
Posted By mike newall
Gosh this thread is meandering like Ole Miss...

Gosh this thread is meandering like Ole Miss !

Let me add my two penneth from Perfidious Albion ;)

Engines - Modified ditch pumps. They will run and run and run, provided the oil is regularly...
Forum: Tools 02-27-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,528
Posted By mike newall
To be serious - if you do keep them as two bars...

To be serious - if you do keep them as two bars be very careful if you dress the broken ends. Tungsten is not a nice metal from a toxicity point of view.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By mike newall
OMG.......... It worked :D:D:D:D That isn't...

OMG..........

It worked :D:D:D:D

That isn't Sika, it is fireseal, but it is cheap and you get the idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By mike newall
Deep breath, here we...

Deep breath, here we...
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