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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Mike S
Aaaa yep, forgot that. Saw the empty snap...

Aaaa yep, forgot that. Saw the empty snap bushings and well, you know.....



I used airframe as ground, no issues. But, the plane was not primed inside. I did make sure to ground the engine to the...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Mike S
Step bolt access. Rudder cables.

Step bolt access.

Rudder cables.
Forum: California 06-14-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Robert, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

A bit of advice for your RV 10 urge--hang onto your wallet, it will be one of the best plane rides you have had;)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ken, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

You might try contacting Vans, pretty sure they have made that particular trip a time or two;)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-11-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Matthew, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

What model RV?

Your plane, or the instructors?

Bob Turner is a possible choice http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=15111
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Mike S
Possible fix.

Take it apart, clean and reassemble with green locktite???

The green stuff will stop a weeping rivet in a fuel tank, hopefully will work with brake fluid.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,094
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Adam, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,094
Posted By Mike S
Little smaller, LOTS noisier.....

Little smaller, LOTS noisier.....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-07-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jay, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.

You are right on the money about airparks being a treasure, and the ever present threat from non pilot buyers.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-07-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Mike S
PM coming at you.

PM coming at you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By Mike S
Pretty sure Fiberfrax is what Dan is using on his...

Pretty sure Fiberfrax is what Dan is using on his plane------and has recommended in a few threads on this subject.
Forum: Safety 06-03-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By Mike S
Nice device that is designed to address your...

Nice device that is designed to address your concerns.

I had it in the 10, will be putting one in the new plane also.

http://www.tcwtech.com/Safety-Trim%20Page.htm
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-02-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Jeff, congrats on the new elephant dinner;)
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

And the Vans Hobbs climbs another notch:D:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-01-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By Mike S
Anybody know if the basic servo is the same as a...

Anybody know if the basic servo is the same as a TruTrak??

I have an TT with arm style, need a capstan instead.

If the parts will interchange, I would be happy to swap.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-28-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Mike S
PM sent about radio.

PM sent about radio.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Mike S
One hole in the prop is often just a bit larger,...

One hole in the prop is often just a bit larger, this is to index the prop.

Check each hole with a pair of calipers------you will most likely find one that fits the prop lug.
Forum: Texas (North) 05-27-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

David, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

The 10 is a wonderful plane, hope you get a ride soon------just hang onto your wallet;)
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Mike S
There is a link on the VAF front...

There is a link on the VAF front page.

http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Colin, congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-23-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,743
Posted By Mike S
Looking good, you are moving right along.

Looking good, you are moving right along.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-22-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Mike S
Sticky at the top of the classified forum home...

Sticky at the top of the classified forum home page.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/forumdisplay.php?f=3
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-22-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=69987
Forum: Propellers 05-20-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mike S
Check if the prop shop can do an "IRAN" instead...

Check if the prop shop can do an "IRAN" instead of an overhaul-----might be lower cost.
Forum: Propellers 05-20-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mike S
The MT prop on our RV 10 had a 7year inspection...

The MT prop on our RV 10 had a 7year inspection period.

I talked to a MT authorized shop and they said this was based on a couple potential issues------grease seals becoming dry/brittle/shrunken and...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,620
Posted By Mike S
Going through at an angle will take care of the...

Going through at an angle will take care of the width issue, lowering the air pressure may take care of the height or if not, remove wheels and put the axle on a dolly.

The Harbor Freight dolly will...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By Mike S
Another vote for the Flight Data System...

Another vote for the Flight Data System unit--------when I was looking for a detector for the RV10, I found out that these units need a replacement sensor periodically------the FDS was the longest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 78,836
Posted By Mike S
While the photo is fantastic, you need to be...

While the photo is fantastic, you need to be standing next to the plane to see much of the detail------best art work is actually on the belly.
Forum: Reviews 05-17-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By Mike S
Kevin is a good guy, and he really does go out of...

Kevin is a good guy, and he really does go out of the way to take care of customers. Even stopped by to do a personal delivery when I bought the grips.

I had his grips in our RV10, and got a very...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Mike S
I suspect if you moved the lead from the battery...

I suspect if you moved the lead from the battery to the load side of the main/master contactor you would solve the problem.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Mike S
Where is the other end of the wire hooked up to?...

Where is the other end of the wire hooked up to? For the purpose of this question, forget about the breaker for the moment.
Forum: RV-10 05-15-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

You are gonna love the way that bird will gobble up the miles in major comfort.
Forum: Florida (South) 05-13-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

William, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,245
Posted By Mike S
That must chafe at your engineer soul......

That must chafe at your engineer soul......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mike S
Brian, it mostly depends on how hot the day...

Brian, it mostly depends on how hot the day gets.

We are starting to see buildup now and then, later in the day.

1500 is most likely going to be bumpy, but how severe is something I cant...
Forum: Florida (South) 05-13-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tony, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Steve, congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mike S
Be aware of density altitude. And afternoon...

Be aware of density altitude.

And afternoon Sierra convective activity.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mike S
Agree with the above, and if you do block one of...

Agree with the above, and if you do block one of the holes you should remove the scat tubing and shroud over the heat muff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Eric, welcome aboard:D
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By Mike S
I mounted mine between the cabin cover and the...

I mounted mine between the cabin cover and the headliner.
Forum: California 05-06-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Mike S
I like Tracy, not sure of ground...

I like Tracy, not sure of ground transportation---check it out first.

https://www.airnav.com/airport/KTCY
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Congrats on that elephant dinner:D

I printed out each of the S/Bs and signed off either as Non Applicable or Complied and just showed them to the FAA inspector-----he was fine with doing it that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By Mike S
OK, carrier but no modulation. Sounds like a...

OK, carrier but no modulation.

Sounds like a disconnect from the audio panel to the radio.

Try the simple stuff first........

You did select a radio on the 340, didnt you?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Mike S
Yep, that is the one ATS...

Yep, that is the one ATS used.

https://aircraft-tool.com/shop/search.aspx?keyword=brake+bleeder
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Mike S
My old ATS bleeder came with such an animal.

My old ATS bleeder came with such an animal.
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Oh frabjous day!!
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Mike S
Another possibility for you. ...

Another possibility for you.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=122626&highlight=Deans

I will be doing the same on the S21.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Mike S
All depends on how much detail you want to...

All depends on how much detail you want to document, and how much time you want to put into this.

Can be as quick and easy as checking off each step on the plans ----date and initial is nice. Photos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mike S
Do you have internet in the shop? Amazon Echo is...

Do you have internet in the shop?

Amazon Echo is amazing......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By Mike S
The Zipper kits seem to be well regarded in the...

The Zipper kits seem to be well regarded in the Kitfox, and Rans communities.

Got a few buddies flying them, lots of smiles.

http://zipperbigbore.com/parts/
Forum: Florida (South) 04-30-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF, and Congratulations

Jason, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By Mike S
Good on you Cookie:D 99's also offer...

Good on you Cookie:D

99's also offer scholarships.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,729
Posted By Mike S
Count me as another extremely happy customer of...

Count me as another extremely happy customer of Higher Power doors.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By Mike S
One of the best reasons to use GRT, IMHO.

One of the best reasons to use GRT, IMHO.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By Mike S
Ben, welcome aboard mate:D

Ben, welcome aboard mate:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF, and Congratulations

Mike, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on getting the project underway.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Mike S
IDENT is a radar thing----------not ADSB. We...

IDENT is a radar thing----------not ADSB.

We had a similar issue where we thought the problem was radar coverage, we finally contacted the "help" folks for the ADSB--------they explained the fact...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,741
Posted By Mike S
Try giving Jay Pratt a...

Try giving Jay Pratt a call.

http://www.vansairforce.net/rvcentral.htm
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ryan, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Propellers 04-20-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Mike S
Ever had a ride in one???

Ever had a ride in one???
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By Mike S
Brake Kleen works well to remove Sharpie.

Brake Kleen works well to remove Sharpie.
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