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Forum: Midwest 01-18-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By ppilotmike
If wing removal isn't required, you should...

If wing removal isn't required, you should consider all the 2-place Vans birds. They aren't pop-riveted, but they have the fuel in the wings and some are aerobatic too. You would only spend a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-18-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By ppilotmike
Congratulations..

..and welcome to the madness! :D
Forum: Midwest 01-18-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By ppilotmike
Well, I guess people aren't having the difficulty...

Well, I guess people aren't having the difficulty removing the wings that was reported to me. Could be the people I heard from were just not up to the task on a regular basis. I'm glad to hear that...
Forum: Midwest 01-17-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By ppilotmike
Yup. I know of a few people in Colorado who are...

Yup. I know of a few people in Colorado who are building, but not yet flying their RV-12s.

The Positives I've heard:
- All metal construction
- Fast to Build (pop rivets)
- Cheap to Build (for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 751
Posted By ppilotmike
+1 on that!

I would like to have this cross-checking functionality as well.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By ppilotmike
Pan American Tools is where I got my pneumatic...

Pan American Tools is where I got my pneumatic cleco runner. The price was right and it has saved me on my RV 10 build. You'll still use the regular clecos pliers sometimes, but having the...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,662
Posted By ppilotmike
Sorry, but I didn't get that PM, or at least I...

Sorry, but I didn't get that PM, or at least I couldn't find it. My email is below. I need to get in touch anyway about your fairings. Shoot me an email at the address below.
ppilotmike at gmail...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By ppilotmike
South Florida Sport Aviation..

..has them too. http://sfsportaviation.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=24_69&product_id=83
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,912
Posted By ppilotmike
Very cool.

Thanks for posting. Both planes are nice, but they probably picked the 7 because of the color scheme. I really like the blue.
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By ppilotmike
Nice!

Thanks for the write-up, Guy. Looks like a winner.
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By ppilotmike
No preference..

..but you HAVE to make it a priority to check out The Perfect Landing Restaurant on the field; especially for dinner. Very nice.
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By ppilotmike
Yup. Depth control of the cutting wheel will be...

Yup. Depth control of the cutting wheel will be difficult for sure...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By ppilotmike
Is it possible to "relocate" the seam, by...

Is it possible to "relocate" the seam, by grinding back the aluminum a bit and adding fiberglass to your cowling?
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,662
Posted By ppilotmike
Jan, Can you post or PM me pictures of the...

Jan,

Can you post or PM me pictures of the windows on your latest build. I too am interested in black posts and a seamless "one large window" look. Thanks.
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By ppilotmike
Sorry, Matt..

..but my family and I took a week off around New Year's Eve for a ski trip. I didn't check VAF once for over 9 days. For shame... ;) Let me know if you come to Denver again, and I can show you my...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By ppilotmike
Sorry, but that's funny. I suffer from the same...

Sorry, but that's funny. I suffer from the same level of OCD. You're probably going to redo your cowling hinges now, aren't you. ;)
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By ppilotmike
Congratulations..

..now, KPTR! (Keep Pounding Those Rivets):D
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-07-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,129
Posted By ppilotmike
I agree. Major respect to Andy for tackling this...

I agree. Major respect to Andy for tackling this difficult challenge. I, for one, hope he's successful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By ppilotmike
Larry, Keep in mind also, that it is NOT...

Larry,

Keep in mind also, that it is NOT advisable to glue that super sound-proofing stuff (or anything else) to the cabin side of the stainless steel firewall. If the firewall gets hot enough, the...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,662
Posted By ppilotmike
Jan, So, if the paint shop had followed your...

Jan,

So, if the paint shop had followed your instructions, the front windshield would have had a "black ring" around it too, except for the bottom edge, which is covered with the large fiberglass...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By ppilotmike
I've sat in both the RV-7A & RV-14A..

..and would agree that the 14A is a little roomier. That being said, you need more engine (IO-390 I think) and potentially fuel to get the performance out of the larger air frame. The 14A is likely...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By ppilotmike
Krea, Yes, this modification has been done by...

Krea,

Yes, this modification has been done by other RV-10 builders. Ed Krantz and Justin Twilbeck are two builders that immediately come to mind. Aveo Engineering also sells lights that mount on...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,662
Posted By ppilotmike
Same question, Jan... ?

Same question, Jan... ?
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,662
Posted By ppilotmike
Thanks Rich!

So, how did you do the front windshield, using the Sil-pruf? Vans has you add a great deal of fiberglass overlay for the windshield, to act structurally, but also as a laid up fairing too. If one...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-20-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,337
Posted By ppilotmike
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Coffee...on computer.. keyboard.. Almost...peed..myself.. Great stuff!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By ppilotmike
Randy, If you go to "Today's Posts," then to...

Randy,

If you go to "Today's Posts," then to "Search Forums" (top left). Just enter the multiple "key words" into the space on the top left of the search box. It will indeed search for all words...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,662
Posted By ppilotmike
PM Sent. So would the Sika installation you used...

PM Sent. So would the Sika installation you used be similar to the Sil-Pruf method used on the Glasair Sportsman install that I've seen on YouTube? (Essentially, the glass "floats" on the adhesive,...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,282
Posted By ppilotmike
If the loan is $100K, they want you to contribute...

If the loan is $100K, they want you to contribute $20K.
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,662
Posted By ppilotmike
I'm interested as well..

I haven't made a choice yet, but was considering Sil-Pruf, Lord Adhesive and Sika. It would be good to share the research together.
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,282
Posted By ppilotmike
Can you give us an idea (ballpark) of the...

Can you give us an idea (ballpark) of the interest rate charged?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By ppilotmike
Thanks Steve..

..I'll check it out. i think my kids would really like it. I just watched some "in cockpit" videos of the Blue Angels with my daughter (7) before bed last night, on You Tube. Yeah, she has the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-18-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By ppilotmike
Love it!

Really cool project, Garet. I did the same thing with my RV-10 build (i.e. got sidetracked into building a pedal plane with my daughter). See link below, in my signature. I don't regret it at all!...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-18-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 192,046
Posted By ppilotmike
Looking GOOD, Dave..

..I'm impressed with your progress and enjoy reading your posts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By ppilotmike
Looking forward to it.

Looking forward to it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By ppilotmike
Terry, Are you using lithium batteries or lead...

Terry,

Are you using lithium batteries or lead acid in your setup?
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,238
Posted By ppilotmike
Vans (and I) would say..

..NO GO. The firewall, as the name implies, is very important, both thermally and structurally.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By ppilotmike
My $0.02..

- Join a local EAA Chapter.
- Befriend someone who's building and help them (you could take them flying if they don't have the means while building, which is most builders).
- Order a practice kit...
Forum: RV-10 12-07-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By ppilotmike
Hahaha! I haven't yet entered "Door Land"...

Hahaha!

I haven't yet entered "Door Land" myself, but soon, it will happen. To prepare, I've been attending anger management classes, practicing controlled breathing techniques and visiting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,432
Posted By ppilotmike
I'm loving all these ideas..

..and I'm glad someone finally came out and said what I've been thinking all these years. I bought several 40th anniversary T-shirts and they have all died already. I think there is a lot of...
Forum: Tools 12-07-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,826
Posted By ppilotmike
Actually, if you're building the 10, I'd...

Actually, if you're building the 10, I'd recommend the standard yoke too, because the 4" no hole yoke doesn't allow you to dimple, only rivet. The smaller yoke doesn't have a long enough throat to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-07-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,737
Posted By ppilotmike
Love it!

Really fun pictures. You guys look like you're having a blast. Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV-3 12-06-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 124,030
Posted By ppilotmike
It looks great, but I'm still partial to the...

It looks great, but I'm still partial to the slider. Nothing like taxiing with the canopy slid back.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-06-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,410
Posted By ppilotmike
Nice write-up. Looks like you girls certainly...

Nice write-up. Looks like you girls certainly made the best of the situation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,110
Posted By ppilotmike
+1 to what Carl has said. I had my sights set on...

+1 to what Carl has said. I had my sights set on a 7, but while reviewing the models with my wife, she learned about the 10. We were planning to have kids back then, but even so, I opined about the...
Forum: Tools 12-05-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,826
Posted By ppilotmike
Yup. I originally opted not to buy a Sioux Palm...

Yup. I originally opted not to buy a Sioux Palm Drill with my Isham kit, but later decided to upgrade. Brown had/has the best price for the Sioux Palm Drill, unless you take the upgrade initially...
Forum: Tools 12-05-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,826
Posted By ppilotmike
Both are great. I have tools from both, that I...

Both are great. I have tools from both, that I have picked up over the years. I started with a full Isham kit and it has held up well for the last 7 years (all tools are still working fine). I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,819
Posted By ppilotmike
Just got my 3 calendars..

..but alas, no golden ticket. I still feel like a winner though, because Vans threw in some nice Vans Aircraft stickers with my order.. and I have kids!
I'm sure they'll love explaining to their...
Forum: Reviews 11-30-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,811
Posted By ppilotmike
Geoff, Will your new switches fit in the...

Geoff,

Will your new switches fit in the standard Vans Panel switch bar at the bottom?
Forum: Safety 11-30-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,006
Posted By ppilotmike
Excellent work!

Would you think this audible system would also be able to work off data provided by the Garmin AOA Pitot and EFIS? I'm planning on a full Garmin suite and sure would like to have this functionality....
Forum: Reviews 11-30-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,811
Posted By ppilotmike
Geoff, Will these switches fit into the standard...

Geoff,

Will these switches fit into the standard Vans Panel Switch bar?
Forum: RV-4 11-30-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 285,674
Posted By ppilotmike
Looks great!

I really like the new throttle quadrant set up.
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By ppilotmike
I'm being told by at least one builder, who has a...

I'm being told by at least one builder, who has a complete SFSA interior (carpet, headliner, seat covers, etc., SFSA overhead console, center console and throttle console, but no Air Conditioning),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By ppilotmike
Unfortunately, I don't think EAA National would...

Unfortunately, I don't think EAA National would let you do any formation flying inside the museum, which is where the RV1 is currently hanging from the ceiling. Still... could be fun to try! :p
Forum: RV-3 11-30-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 124,030
Posted By ppilotmike
Rob, Yup. I always did love the way you painted...

Rob,

Yup. I always did love the way you painted your 3. Glad to see you're still enjoying it. Have you landing at any interesting strips lately. I seem to remember you flying it into a fairly...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By ppilotmike
Joe, I'd really like to know the weight of all...

Joe,

I'd really like to know the weight of all the interior kit (side panels, headliner, seat covers, carpet, etc.). I'm planning the SFSA full interior kit with center console and overhead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By ppilotmike
Justin, Congratulations! How did you get the...

Justin,

Congratulations! How did you get the polished spinner?
Forum: Reviews 11-28-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,811
Posted By ppilotmike
Looking good Sean!

Me likey...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By ppilotmike
One more data point..

..I permanently riveted on my forward fuse top after talking with another 10 builder who said he did everything with the front panel removed. After installing it, it's true. There is lots of room...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By ppilotmike
Welcome Priyo

My experience so far building my RV-10, which is my first airplane project and all (very) slow built, is that it is certainly doable, even for a novice. You certainly won't be a novice for long,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-28-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 46,884
Posted By ppilotmike
Congratulations!

I am really impressed by your RTW flight. I hope to someday do that in my airplane too, although I'm not yet flying. Great job, and thanks for including your VAF family.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-15-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,473
Posted By ppilotmike
Nice Write-Up, Joe..

..thanks for visiting us, and dropping some of your beer money, here in Colorado! :)
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By ppilotmike
I have done all slow build on my RV-10 project. ...

I have done all slow build on my RV-10 project. This is one of the reasons. I've heard from several QB Builders that they found several errors and omissions in their QB kits. Then again, they...
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