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Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
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: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jack, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
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: 15,494
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: 798
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: 560
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: 826
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: 4
Views: 199
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: 826
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: 514
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ben, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 55,551
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: 906
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: 455
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: 5,290
Posted By Mike S
Me too.....

Me too.....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
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: 887
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: 573
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: 535
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: 887
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: 229
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: 1,876
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: 887
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: 236
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: 361
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: 920
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: 920
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: 433
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: 455
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: 531
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: 441
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: 441
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: 3,144
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Michael, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
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: 1,091
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: 701
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: 701
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: 1,027
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: 469
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

GREAT!!!!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
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: 894
Posted By Mike S
Yep, sure does.

Yep, sure does.
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
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: 1,494
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: 1,200
Posted By Mike S
Done, good thought on that.

Done, good thought on that.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-17-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ben, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
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: 2,702
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bill, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,590
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: 1,816
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: 1,526
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: 2,216
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: 1,094
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Luke, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: California 07-11-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
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: 2,702
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: 819
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,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By Mike S
There have been reports from folks using the...

There have been reports from folks using the piston cooling jets that the oil cooler may need to be upgraded.

Stands to reason, you are extracting additional heat from the piston, and transferring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

James, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-04-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Mike, great way to celebrate independence day-----congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 132,428
Posted By Mike S
No idea what the technobabble means, but it sure...

No idea what the technobabble means, but it sure looks like some kind of incontinence control undergarment:eek:

Could that be right???? Depends.......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,603
Posted By Mike S
One of the big fuel suppliers bought a lot of...

One of the big fuel suppliers bought a lot of brand new engines in NorCal somewhere around the late 80s or early 90s for failures due to Jet A getting into the 100LL supply chain.

IIRC, couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Mike S
I have had good luck with factory gaskets-----be...

I have had good luck with factory gaskets-----be sure things are clean when you put it together.

Also, check for nicks or other surface defects on the sealing surfaces.

Once I thought I had a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,957
Posted By Mike S
Resistance is...

Resistance is futile.

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Aleutian%20Campaign/Grand%20Aleutian%20-%201%205.jpg
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