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Forum: RV-6/6A 02-17-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By mike newall
Received - many thanks M

Received - many thanks

M
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-16-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By mike newall
Hey Ralph, Thanks for that, the photos didn't...

Hey Ralph,

Thanks for that, the photos didn't show.

Wonder if you would send them direct please

trent772 at graffika dot biz

Thanks
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-15-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By mike newall
Dynon AoA Pitot

Did some searching but all old and the emails don't work.

Looking at a retrofit of an RV6A with a Dynon AoA Pitot.

Just done an RV8 but the 6 structure is a lot different. Looking for routings of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By mike newall
VG indeed !!!

VG indeed !!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By mike newall
Shot glass..... Close enough.

Shot glass..... Close enough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By mike newall
Not a lot will happen. We did trials on our RV7...

Not a lot will happen.

We did trials on our RV7 - IO-360 with an MT 3 blade prop.

Pulled the mixture in fine and coarse. No, the prop didn't stop. As there is rotation, there is oil pressure, so...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,613
Posted By mike newall
The leading edge is either stainless steel or...

The leading edge is either stainless steel or nickel depending on type. Provided there are no cracks in it, it can be dressed and filled.

Plenty of info on the various MT resource sites.
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,613
Posted By mike newall
Check the MT site, if no exposure of the...

Check the MT site, if no exposure of the substrate, or no cracks in the leading edge, scuff up, degrease, fill with epoxy or JB Weld and smooth out with wet and dry.

Ours has several little dinks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By mike newall
Never put the shroud on either of our 12's with...

Never put the shroud on either of our 12's with later voltage regulator location within the cabin, under the instrument tray.

No issues apart from low temps on coolant and oil on flight...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,969
Posted By mike newall
Shouldn't be pushing as spin recovery......... ...

Shouldn't be pushing as spin recovery......... Throttle closed, stop the rotation with rudder, then recover.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By mike newall
I resemble that comment....:D

I resemble that comment....:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By mike newall
Airventure Newbie

Made a quick search but couldn't see anything too specific.

Our first visit to Airventure and we are arriving in a 30' Traveller Beagle :D

So.....

Any top tips, we are planning to get to site on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By mike newall
Both of our ULS RV-12's do that from time to...

Both of our ULS RV-12's do that from time to time, sometimes on climbout, sometimes on throttle back.

I think it has been discussed here before, do a search.

We are not concerned and carry on.
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By mike newall
We have this for our...

We have this for our 12

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/rvaseries13-18476.php?clickkey=151516

While it is OK...... It isn't anywhere near as good as my buddy's Bogert he uses on his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,386
Posted By mike newall
Why ? We have a 2008 Dynon D100 that has AoA on...

Why ?

We have a 2008 Dynon D100 that has AoA on it.

Calibrating was most excellent fun ;-)

I use it all the time and the OP is very wise to have it hooked up to an aural warning.

Much, much...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By mike newall
Most difficult access countersinking in 3/32 or...

Most difficult access countersinking in 3/32 or 1/8" can be neatly done with a hand held deburrer. Practise, practise, practise on scrap and you quickly get the feel. if you have good access at the...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By mike newall
You are building an empennage and tailcone. You...

You are building an empennage and tailcone. You will use loads and loads for the rear fuselage.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By mike newall
I'm onto my 6th Vans kit now. Each time, I empty...

I'm onto my 6th Vans kit now.

Each time, I empty the brown bags onto the bench, a little soft rock playing and a frosty beverage to hand.

It may take an hour, maybe two, but it's done. All of the...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-26-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By mike newall
A top feed 1.4mm nozzle is fine. The base colour...

A top feed 1.4mm nozzle is fine.

The base colour is a single part paint, thinned down to suit. YouTube is your friend here and you will glean lots of hints and tips.

The topcoat is normal 2k...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,801
Posted By mike newall
Well, suck it up and they will pay their way in...

Well, suck it up and they will pay their way in about 18 months....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By mike newall
14.....period. Email me as to why :D

14.....period.

Email me as to why :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,801
Posted By mike newall
Further to last. I just swapped my fluorescents...

Further to last.

I just swapped my fluorescents for LED tubes.

I have 12 florries in 6 doubles. They were 36w each. I changed to Philips 16w cool white 4000k LEDS.

More lumens, half the power,...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-24-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By mike newall
Also, consider base coat and lacquer. The base...

Also, consider base coat and lacquer.

The base goes on as a 1k thinned product which dries quickly, can be re coated so you are happy with colour density, then choose either a matt, semi matt or...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,801
Posted By mike newall
I have posted before but as you have...

I have posted before but as you have asked...:D

https://photos.smugmug.com/General-and-People/i-Rz5FQVz/0/47c13621/1280/2019111312292758-495526154887191825-IMG_6333-1280.mp4
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By mike newall
This is a snap of the springs..... They have been...

This is a snap of the springs..... They have been on for 12 hours !

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-fNd7nXJ/0/fbc55ea7/M/IMG_9183_heic-M.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By mike newall
Appalling Rotax Exhaust Springs

2 RV12's

Both shed exhaust springs within 10 hours of new despite lathering with silicone as per plans.

Just lost another 2 on start up today. The ramp lads presented them to me when I got back. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,517
Posted By mike newall
Or a a local cynic said...... Garmin make fish...

Or a a local cynic said......

Garmin make fish finders, Dynon just make avionics :D

Dynon for us.
Forum: Tools 12-05-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By mike newall
Mine is similar - junk that piece of yellow...

Mine is similar - junk that piece of yellow plastic, we aren't in kindergarten ;)

Set mine up as per the arrangement that Vince had on his stand.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By mike newall
Have you got your seat floors in ? If not, the...

Have you got your seat floors in ? If not, the bulkhead bends backwards as you start to tension the cables. Big note somewhere about not tensioning until floor is in.
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By mike newall
Spooky.......:eek: Read this, went to the shop...

Spooky.......:eek:

Read this, went to the shop and the plans were open at THAT page.

It is job one for us tomorrow when my Bro comes over for a build day and yes, all we will do is put the rivets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By mike newall
Optimate https://www.optimate.co.uk/products/opti...

Optimate

https://www.optimate.co.uk/products/optimate-7

Will be available in Humerica :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,689
Posted By mike newall
190kts descending crosswind at 23/23, reduce to...

190kts descending crosswind at 23/23, reduce to 11" at pattern altitude, maintain on downwind, you will reduce to around flap speed for a medium base leg, flap out, aim for 75kt to 1/2 mile, back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By mike newall
https://www.colour-blindness.com/CBTests/ishihara/...

https://www.colour-blindness.com/CBTests/ishihara/Plate2.gif
Forum: Midwest 11-24-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By mike newall
This should help... Published elsewhere but...

This should help... Published elsewhere but relevant.

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/december/pilot/four-seat-faceoff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By mike newall
Better still, buy my brand new RV12, I will ferry...

Better still, buy my brand new RV12, I will ferry it to your European location and then you can enjoy it immediately :D

Simply sell when you return home ;)
Forum: Safety 11-18-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,165
Posted By mike newall
In Old Blighty, we need neither and generally...

In Old Blighty, we need neither and generally donít.

200 hours in our RV7. Stunting on just about every flight. Still here !

Just saying ;-)
Forum: Reviews 11-13-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,731
Posted By mike newall
I find these Chaps to be well over rated... They...

I find these Chaps to be well over rated...

They sneak along, start to make some stuff and before long, you are hooked. They keep making...... Stuff...... that you just decide that you need.

It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,241
Posted By mike newall
Great article Dan ! Not thrilled with Mike...

Great article Dan !

Not thrilled with Mike Busch's effort though, especially when you relate it to a lot of RV's.

If you are in a cruiser, don't aerobat, keep your oil level at a sensible level -...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By mike newall
We used Approach on our RV7 back in 2009. Super...

We used Approach on our RV7 back in 2009.

Super professional, long chat at Sun n Fun prior to dealing with them.

Subsequently wanted to add in HS34 to the Dynon fit, sent the hub back, they...
Forum: Propellers 11-11-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,892
Posted By mike newall
All good points, well presented. Our guys seem...

All good points, well presented.

Our guys seem to have an issue with EI and metal props, I think it may be historic and conservative.

I agree that the method of ignition should make no difference,...
Forum: Propellers 11-11-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,892
Posted By mike newall
Metal Props and Electronic Ignition

Has anyone got any information regarding restrictions placed by the prop manufacturers about running metal c/s props with electronic ignition ? We are not talking high compression or tricked up...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,414
Posted By mike newall
Nah Luv, just you was talkin proper....like ;) I...

Nah Luv, just you was talkin proper....like ;)

I have spent the last 20 years flying from Perfidious Albion to the Colonies.

As I explained to many of the FO's, it's their train set, say as you...
Forum: Tools 11-07-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,849
Posted By mike newall
Never found the hose length to be an issue. I...

Never found the hose length to be an issue. I nearly always use my unit sat on a stool, foot pedal at an easy distance. The head is so light it can get into tight spaces without doing your wrists...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By mike newall
I concur, when calibrated, it is accurate for the...

I concur, when calibrated, it is accurate for the bottom 2/3rds of the tank. The floats hit the top of the tank before full, but it doesn't matter, you are interested in how little fuel you have...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-06-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 144,815
Posted By mike newall
Well whatever it is going to be, they have...

Well whatever it is going to be, they have announced it via their newsletter last week.......;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,155
Posted By mike newall
New Model.....

I am surprised you chaps and chapesses didn't pick up on this titbit that came out from Vans yesterday........

"As we focus on the design for the next RV model, our factory has been working hard to...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-03-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By mike newall
Agreed. We prime the insides only. On our 7 we...

Agreed. We prime the insides only. On our 7 we waited until finished and then painted, the two 12's are still bare on the outside.

As mentioned, your painter may use chemistry different to you and...
Forum: Tools 10-23-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,849
Posted By mike newall
Here is a quick...

Here is a quick video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcFAgD5yabk
Forum: Tools 10-23-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,849
Posted By mike newall
Pneumatic squeezer - just use -10 washers, much...

Pneumatic squeezer - just use -10 washers, much quicker.

Numatx squeezer....... You don't need to ! You just have 2 pressure settings on your gauge, one for -3 rivets, 1 for -4 rivets. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By mike newall
Timers on Std Vans set up

Our 7 has a D100/D120 which has handy flight timers on the EMS.

Our 12 has a standard Vans set up on a Dynon Skyview HDX, so it has engine strip at the bottom, PFD left, map right.

There is a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,601
Posted By mike newall
Really tiny amounts and work along the wing.........

Really tiny amounts and work along the wing......

We had a heavy wing on the first 12, but the second flew hands off from new.

Both drop a wing in the stall but not a huge amount and you can pick...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By mike newall
We cut some patches from bent tubing and welded...

We cut some patches from bent tubing and welded them on as per the modified exhaust.

So we created our own 'new pipe'.
Forum: Primers 10-08-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By mike newall
Avoid chromate at all costs, it is just not...

Avoid chromate at all costs, it is just not necessary. As a heavy metal, it builds within your system and is not excreted.

The protection from non chromated rattle can and spray primers with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,033
Posted By mike newall
I refer the OP to a post I made a short while...

I refer the OP to a post I made a short while ago.

During flight testing, I took our 12 to 15,000'.

At that altitude, the speed scales referenced to TAS, the Vne was lower etc. As I started to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By mike newall
Check out the Evergreen Museum and on a weekend,...

Check out the Evergreen Museum and on a weekend, the WAAAM Museum.

http://www.waaamuseum.org/

https://www.evergreenmuseum.org/

Both well worth a detour, especially the WAAAM museum.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,834
Posted By mike newall
Spruce one is fine and at a good price. We have...

Spruce one is fine and at a good price.

We have two !
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By mike newall
We have transported two. One on a 16' trailer...

We have transported two.

One on a 16' trailer however the bed was only just wide enough and we needed to strap the main to the bed.

Wasn't a problem. Stabilator was lashed to approx neutral with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By mike newall
It was 15000' ! Was doing autopilot speed...

It was 15000' !

Was doing autopilot speed reversions and wanted to see what happened as it got higher. It stopped at around 12,500, so the rest was manually flown. Re installed autopilot when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By mike newall
David, it happens at partial power, so will be re...

David, it happens at partial power, so will be re balancing as we do the latest SB.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By mike newall
We called a local car recovery gadge and asked...

We called a local car recovery gadge and asked how wide his bed was.

Sufficient.

Oooo - good, how much to move something from A to B ?

$130

Cool.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,263
Posted By mike newall
Yea.... change the Garmin to Dynon :D:D:D I'll...

Yea.... change the Garmin to Dynon :D:D:D

I'll get my coat ;)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,071
Posted By mike newall
We have two P-Mags on our IO-360 and have been...

We have two P-Mags on our IO-360 and have been delighted. NGK auto plugs, swap them on the annual.

Hot and cold starts first time.

Can't be definitive about fuel savings, power etc as we never...
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