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Forum: Primers Yesterday, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By mike newall
It must be Spring....... People are priming :D

It must be Spring.......

People are priming :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 101,789
Posted By mike newall
Tsk Tsk... The shuttle wasn't level, it was in...

Tsk Tsk...

The shuttle wasn't level, it was in freefall - it just kept missing the earth :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By mike newall
I was set to pen a pithy lengthy prose about the...

I was set to pen a pithy lengthy prose about the Gals, but it wouldn't translate... The Canadians would get it :D

Such Starlets all - and one is English !

I always dedicate first flights to someone...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-21-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
Posted By mike newall
Things I never knew..

Doing the hinges on the cowlings of the 12's today, I noticed something I have never seen before.

Did you know there is a very, very fine line at the 1/4" mark all down the hinge that references the...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By mike newall
Tried a test on a spare piece of hinge - used the...

Tried a test on a spare piece of hinge - used the single hole countersink cutter at 500rpm with general purpose cutting fluid and a reasonable amount of pressure.

All went extremely well, the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-20-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By mike newall
MT then. Will give great take off performance...

MT then.

Will give great take off performance and improve landing roll. May not be the fastest, but it is super smooth in the cruise.

MT now acknowledge low use inspections at 72 months. It is...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By mike newall
Great - about to walk out to the shop.....;)

Great - about to walk out to the shop.....;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-20-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By mike newall
Even as a huge MT fan, I would tend to agree - if...

Even as a huge MT fan, I would tend to agree - if it is the electric one you are looking at, look again.

The hydraulic prop is much more practical, just more difficult to install maybe with ref to...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By mike newall
Stainless Hinge

Doing the heater flap.

Match drilled, dimpled, found the stainless rivets......

Now - countersink the stainless hinge - Hmmmmm.

Any tips for that ? Normal countersink ? what speed ?

Thanks
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-19-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By mike newall
Hmmmm, OK - just consulted the oracle. My...

Hmmmm,

OK - just consulted the oracle.

My missus spent 45 years in advertising, mostly at Creative Director level and so I explained the difference between EAB and Certificated airplanes - that's...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-19-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By mike newall
Certified install...... Really ?

We get our EAA magazine late in the UK, so I am still reading the February edition - you know, late morning when you have 10 minutes to spare ;)

I get to page 66 at the end of the Spruce Creek...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By mike newall
Sika suggest different primers for different...

Sika suggest different primers for different substrates but you are still gluing organic glass to whatever substrate so I am with Mickey - 209N.


BTW - is this a different primer wars or the same as...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By mike newall
You are bonding organic glass (plastic), so 209N...

You are bonding organic glass (plastic), so 209N is the more correct primer.

www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/images/TechnicalDataSheet/825.pdf
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By mike newall
Is that for when James and Barry switch from...

Is that for when James and Barry switch from missles to guns behind you....;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,166
Posted By mike newall
https://www.zazzle.co.uk/i_have_cdo_its_like_ocd_a...

https://www.zazzle.co.uk/i_have_cdo_its_like_ocd_alphabetical_order_t_shirt-235833449886714843

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,792
Posted By mike newall
Show Me Your Workshop......!

Everyone was describing their drill storage, so here is mine - oh it's in the workshop btw.

Had an old building there before, Wife wanted a studio, pension pot delivered so she got her studio - it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,166
Posted By mike newall
Main drills are in a big Heeber Fright set - I...

Main drills are in a big Heeber Fright set - I love the way they show the drill the titanium in manufacture ;)

Regular drills are in a 6 piece block of 2 x 2 about 4" long - #40, #30 and #19 at the...
Forum: Midwest 02-11-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,682
Posted By mike newall
-15c at 15,000' this week in Old Blighty. ...

-15c at 15,000' this week in Old Blighty.

Beautiful view though.
Forum: RV-12 02-11-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By mike newall
Haha, Great stuff ! Guess what - I put it...

Haha,

Great stuff !

Guess what - I put it together, tried the friction and I pulled the cable out - here we go again ;)
Forum: RV-12 02-11-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By mike newall
Update to last....... And for...

Update to last.......

And for reference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=136&v=5RcjEd7lR4Q
Forum: RV-12 02-11-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By mike newall
Throttle cable came apart......

Don't undo that nut I said...

Shortly after that, my mate found a partially disassembled RV12 Mcfarlane throttle cable on the bench.

So...

Does anyone have a quick fix to reassemble the friction...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By mike newall
Mild thread drift... Scott, I think we all...

Mild thread drift...



Scott,

I think we all appreciate the huge amount of work that goes into producing instructions and as Vans are constantly improving, it is inevitable that things get...
Forum: Safety 02-10-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By mike newall
And you understand irony...... Good man :D:D:D

And you understand irony...... Good man :D:D:D
Forum: Safety 02-09-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By mike newall
Duane, Writing a technical article for an...

Duane,

Writing a technical article for an esteemed and edumacational magazine should be charged out at Union rates....... say $10 a line ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By mike newall
Same on the 12 plans. There are times when the...

Same on the 12 plans. There are times when the iso diagram hides substructure to make things clearer but actually confuses you because it then makes no sense in the build sequence. Or there is no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By mike newall
+1 for that :D May take a little longer to...

+1 for that :D

May take a little longer to install but well worth it. Better starting hot and cold, more economical, NGK car plugs @ $7 a piece. What's not to like ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By mike newall
And no... I don't know what will be after the...

And no... I don't know what will be after the 14...

I am torn between:-

RV10

Aeronca Champ with a Rotec radial

Cessna - strip and rebuild of one of these, C180/182/185
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By mike newall
Third and fourth are going swell ! The first one...

Third and fourth are going swell !

The first one is a long series of bewildering tests, skill jumps, practise, cussing, pain etc.

As we started the 8 after building the 7, things were familiar from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By mike newall
Home Despot flat whiz bit would work. Make sure...

Home Despot flat whiz bit would work. Make sure the piece is securely anchored else it will tour the shop...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-04-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By mike newall
Associated but different, is that the usual cause...

Associated but different, is that the usual cause of popping and backfiring when the throttle is closed ?

We have wondered about this for a bit but just kinda like the Merlin backfire sound as we...
Forum: GPS 01-30-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By mike newall
I would suggest you use the adapterator.... I...

I would suggest you use the adapterator....

I tried to solder one of the std ones and threw it out the window in frustration. Second only to doing micro molex :mad:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By mike newall
Errrr, Before you set to, check out the special...

Errrr,

Before you set to, check out the special tools needed to strip the darned thing down. Changing the float is relatively easy, doing the rest is a PITA.

Keep it simple :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,525
Posted By mike newall
It isn't a VHT, it is a good old fashioned...

It isn't a VHT, it is a good old fashioned enamel.

Get the colour matched at a decent paint shop in coach enamel and you will be fine. Check out what Randolph sell as Lycoming engine paint.
Forum: RV-12 01-27-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By mike newall
"That's My Boy" As Spike would say in Tom and...

"That's My Boy"

As Spike would say in Tom and Jerry...:D
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By mike newall
They have a...

They have a channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLYlI4tDRj1kbl33Z5NOshg
Forum: Fiberglass 01-25-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By mike newall
Try searching for 3M™ Safe-Release™ Platinum...

Try searching for

3M™ Safe-Release™ Platinum Painter's Tape

It is the new stuff they released last year or so. In Home Despot, which is where I get it.

Has the advantage of leaving a really crisp...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-24-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By mike newall
Canopy edge masking for fiberglass.

Just finished up the glass on the canopies for the 12's. Used the standard 2 layers of electrical tape and sanded onto the top layer which was fine.

Decided I wanted a better blend so experimented...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By mike newall
Would love to see a Van's comment on...

Would love to see a Van's comment on these......

Scott ?

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By mike newall
And... As Vans seem to have discontinued the...

And...

As Vans seem to have discontinued the Micro Molex at last, to the OP, replace with either another connector or look at this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=f8DCvBV2V4M
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By mike newall
Heck... I don't need my 'specs to read that...

Heck...

I don't need my 'specs to read that !

:D

Gil,

I know - sometimes, just because we can detect the far end of the fart doesn't mean we need to measure it ;) Mind you, look at some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By mike newall
Or here - adjusted and ready to...

Or here - adjusted and ready to go.

http://www.bandc.aero/d-submachinedpincrimptool.aspx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By mike newall
There is an anodizing place just off Sand Lake...

There is an anodizing place just off Sand Lake going west from OBT. On Chancellor I think. Spoke to them last year about canopy rails on an 8 but didn't proceed.
Forum: Reviews 01-12-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By mike newall
Go 'Bama !!!!

Go 'Bama !!!!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By mike newall
Ditto........ Not worth the grief. Let the...

Ditto........

Not worth the grief. Let the guys who do this time and time again do it for you. No shorts, no tracking and they fit first time. :D
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By mike newall
I resemble that comment ;)

I resemble that comment ;)
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By mike newall
I find the fellow over rated personally :D

I find the fellow over rated personally :D
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By mike newall
We looked at it and thought this... When the...

We looked at it and thought this...

When the RV12 was first launched, there wasn't a huge amount of wiring going over the tubes - all OK.

Now we have probably 2 or 3 times as much cabling because...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,878
Posted By mike newall
Check the torque on the nose bolt and make sure...

Check the torque on the nose bolt and make sure it is castering correctly. Maybe too much load and a lack of centring ?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,362
Posted By mike newall
Hmmm, Tail up more drag ! You have to push it...

Hmmm,

Tail up more drag !

You have to push it up :rolleyes:

Tee Hee

Happy New Year from Barbados - at work, suffering a layover ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,362
Posted By mike newall
Make sure the elevator trim is correctly set,...

Make sure the elevator trim is correctly set, lightly collar the stick, slowly advance the power to a slow count of 3 and keep it straight.

Bingo !

Airborne with no fuss or panic.

Raising the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By mike newall
Or buy cheap screws from Harber Fright and watch...

Or buy cheap screws from Harber Fright and watch them do exactly that.....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-12 12-27-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,425
Posted By mike newall
Or..... Just launch what you have left into the...

Or.....

Just launch what you have left into the trash and use CCC-32's.

We stopped using them them very early in the build.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,267
Posted By mike newall
Local chap had an RV8 with an IO-320 in it. ...

Local chap had an RV8 with an IO-320 in it. Tuned exhaust, dyno said around 170hp.

Now - because it was light, it performed well and the balance - 1 up was spot on.

More isn't necessarily better...
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By mike newall
Having done several Grove wheel sets, you pretty...

Having done several Grove wheel sets, you pretty much got it spot on.

The tubes come with all accessories - fit what is appropriate.

Torque sounds OK

If the bearing comes out, grease it but not...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,041
Posted By mike newall
This looks like the bad boy to solve the issues...

This looks like the bad boy to solve the issues !!!

https://tecmate.com/new/om7select/
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,627
Posted By mike newall
On another part of the project, have you had any...

On another part of the project, have you had any issues with the propeller, such as surface cracking of the finish near the blade roots ?

Just curious as the power pulses will be a lot firmer than...
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By mike newall
I did and yes it does..... :D Numatx rocks !

I did and yes it does..... :D

Numatx rocks !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,005
Posted By mike newall
That was a difficult 6 or 7 minutes to watch,...

That was a difficult 6 or 7 minutes to watch, because you knew what the outcome was, it just got steadily worse as the pressure increased on the pilot.

A poster above asked if we watched the same...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,174
Posted By mike newall
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Close-Quarter-Rivet-...

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Close-Quarter-Rivet-Pulling-Wedge/productinfo/5012/#.Wh9CDY6dRh4
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,174
Posted By mike newall
Fair point, well put ;)

Fair point, well put ;)
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,174
Posted By mike newall
Good point, however for ease of use, the...

Good point, however for ease of use, the Cleaveland tool wins hands down.

I reckon on our 2 12's, we have used the tool at least a thousand times during the build (only 500 rivets left !).

I accept...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,174
Posted By mike newall
I don't understand how someone can build a 12...

I don't understand how someone can build a 12 without a pneumatic riveter....:eek:

As previously reported, keep the mandrel clearance snug, we modified the smallest one to fit the standard LP4-3...
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