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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By mike newall
Great post Ron. We took our 7 down south...

Great post Ron.

We took our 7 down south yesterday (180 miles).

Grass strip, Aeroncas, Rans, Beagles, Stampe etc. Bit of a cook out, some lemon cake and fine English tea !

It avoided some wedding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By mike newall
It would probably help to do a little study. One...

It would probably help to do a little study.

One of the easiest to read and understand books is Flight Unlimited '95 by Eric Mueller and Annette...
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By mike newall
That'll be another shop visit then...

That'll be another shop visit then James....:rolleyes:

We will make 2 as I will need mine before you !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,254
Posted By mike newall
Didnít change the throttle. As I said, it was a...

Didnít change the throttle.

As I said, it was a simple comparison, basically to see differences. The feel was that there was less drag in coarse pitch, it is a 3 blade prop and we have std pistons,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,254
Posted By mike newall
MT governor 58psi when stable 1400rpm. Lowest...

MT governor

58psi when stable

1400rpm.

Lowest was 51psi and 900rpm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,254
Posted By mike newall
Bob, We went for a beer.......;)

Bob,

We went for a beer.......;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,254
Posted By mike newall
OK, Here we go..... We flew this afternoon to...

OK,

Here we go.....

We flew this afternoon to try and demonstrate the effects of windmilling in fine and coarse and to see if we could stop the prop and see what would happen.

Here is the safety...
Forum: International 05-13-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By mike newall
Well, you got a great week of weather, I am...

Well, you got a great week of weather, I am around most of the week unless called on reserve at work.

You are right, can't accomodate 6 but can take you flying if you can get to Sherburn in Elmet,...
Forum: International 05-13-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By mike newall
Not me, around 150 miles south of that - a...

Not me, around 150 miles south of that - a beautiful part of the country, one of our favourites. We normally stay at Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland south of Hexham - old monastery and we can take the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,254
Posted By mike newall
Time for a compare and contrast. Will video and...

Time for a compare and contrast. Will video and submit via YouTube - give me a week or so.......
Forum: RV-12 05-12-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By mike newall
What we did on ours :D

What we did on ours :D
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By mike newall
Darn - you noticed that as well !!!!!!

Darn - you noticed that as well !!!!!!
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By mike newall
It started....

Please save electrons by not saying it has no wings on, that is as old as primer wars. It was a short, idle run to check systems at home and we are very pleased indeed. Once again, just super...
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By mike newall
I agree, that's why I voted to leave :D

I agree, that's why I voted to leave :D
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By mike newall
Pah ! We want it back, you haven't looked after...

Pah !

We want it back, you haven't looked after it well enough :D
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By mike newall
As our learned correspondent alluded to, it is...

As our learned correspondent alluded to, it is oft referred to over here as a GCH, which indeed, as a cross section dimension is a very tiny measure, slung under an insect and probably flying in the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-26-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,721
Posted By mike newall
Would have got there quicker without the weight...

Would have got there quicker without the weight of a parachute and the drag of GoPro :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,873
Posted By mike newall
To update this thread. I got our SV-BAT-320...

To update this thread.

I got our SV-BAT-320 delivered last month and it tested at approx 10.5v. As I am not flying for a few months, I sourced a 12v lithium battery charger from fleabay which was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By mike newall
Looks like factory prices went up - just had a...

Looks like factory prices went up - just had a quote from MT
Forum: Propellers 04-22-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By mike newall
Neal, It is a Service Bulletin, not a mandatory...

Neal,

It is a Service Bulletin, not a mandatory instruction.

The propeller has a TBO of 2000 hours or 72 months, low use MT propellers can now get a disassemble, inspect and assemble at 72 months...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
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: 729
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: 16
Views: 2,314
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: 22
Views: 3,207
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: 735
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: 721
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: 934
Posted By mike newall
Email sent

Email sent
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
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: 1,418
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: 9,358
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: 1,326
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: 976
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 20-30į and the job is done. You are usually driving into a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
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: 7,713
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: 1,503
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: 29
Views: 4,369
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: 29
Views: 4,369
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: 758
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: 1,673
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: 2,736
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: 758
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: 1,673
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: 1,015
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: 1,673
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: 29
Views: 4,369
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: 1,673
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: 19
Views: 1,571
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: 1,673
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: 628
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: 2,197
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: 1,673
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: 46
Views: 5,995
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: 17
Views: 1,640
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: 620
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: 2,958
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: 596
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: 2,346
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: 768
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: 768
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: 1,031
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: 441
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: 1,305
Posted By mike newall
Nah - not that big !

Nah - not that big !
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