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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Mike S
Possibly dumb question----are there shims that...

Possibly dumb question----are there shims that are to be installed under the front spar mount for the H stab?

If so, are they in place?

The gap in the photo seems to be quite a bit more than...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Mike S
Yep, same thought on this.

Yep, same thought on this.
Forum: Safety 06-21-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,393
Posted By Mike S
It is also a sealant.

It is also a sealant.
Forum: Safety 06-21-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,393
Posted By Mike S
I believe Vans sells a cover kit for said access...

I believe Vans sells a cover kit for said access holes.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Mike S
I used the stuff Flyboy Accessories sells. Good...

I used the stuff Flyboy Accessories sells. Good for other uses too-----cut a big washer to fit around the tow bar hole in the nose pant among other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Steve, congrats on the hobbs milestone.
Forum: RV-4 06-19-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,303
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Right-------now go break in a 540 if you want to see some scary fuel flow numbers.

She sure looked and sounded good flying by last week.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,283
Posted By Mike S
Please check carefully for other damage, impact...

Please check carefully for other damage, impact point on the elevators, and rudder hinge mounting points come to mind.
Forum: Safety 06-17-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,393
Posted By Mike S
How old is the plane-----tank slosh may be the...

How old is the plane-----tank slosh may be the answer:(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By Mike S
Have you swapped the probe around to see if it is...

Have you swapped the probe around to see if it is reading high?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Mike S
Two thoughts........ If that drain has a very...

Two thoughts........

If that drain has a very slow leak, you could be seeing the dye that is left over after the fuel evaporates from the leak.

Or, something inside the tank is dissolving...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-17-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Mike S
Happy Day to all the fathers out there

Have a good one, fly safe:D:D
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,586
Posted By Mike S
This is what I did, Mike was aware of the fact I...

This is what I did, Mike was aware of the fact I was planing to do the first flight, and drilled me on that area.

Whatever you decide, be safe and have fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Mike S
My first thought is a bad ground. But that is...

My first thought is a bad ground. But that is almost always my first thought with wiring issues.

My second is electrical noise from alternator or ignition.

Last thought, is the oil sensor being fed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-16-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Mike S
That is what preventive maintenance is all about.

That is what preventive maintenance is all about.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Mike S
I found a step drill (Unibit) worked...

I found a step drill (Unibit) worked well.

https://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/i/m/image_11761.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,991
Posted By Mike S
No, my question was serious. Duff felt my...

No, my question was serious.

Duff felt my opening with "wow dude" wasnt serious.

This guy (Mr. Wheeler) has offered up a lot of rebuilt engines for sale over the last few months, but never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By Mike S
Yep, what he said. You can also use short pieces...

Yep, what he said.

You can also use short pieces of copper bar to gang together like items, such as all avionics, all lights, etc.

I buy copper pipe couplings and cut off a ring a bit over 1/4"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By Mike S
Yep, remember that one. A simpler setup is to...

Yep, remember that one.

A simpler setup is to use a magnet to hold the door in the up/closed position, and you just give the door a push down to open it when you land. Air pressure will close it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By Mike S
Kinda figured that, just checking to be sure.

Kinda figured that, just checking to be sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Mike S
To the best of my knowledge these statements are...

To the best of my knowledge these statements are correct.

Your having to ask leads me to wonder how new you are to the EXP. world.

Bigger question would be your level of skill/knowledge to do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By Mike S
It would appear you are using a keyed...

It would appear you are using a keyed ignition/start switch.

They are kinda bulky----so be sure you leave adequate room around the body of the switch.

Your breaker grid might need more room for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,991
Posted By Mike S
Actually that was a serious question-------kinda...

Actually that was a serious question-------kinda expected a yes or no answer.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-11-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,991
Posted By Mike S
Wow dude, you sure do post a lot of...

Wow dude, you sure do post a lot of engines---------are you a rebuild shop?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Mike S
You are correct about the starter being grounded...

You are correct about the starter being grounded to through the case contact----an due to the rubber isolaters in the mount, you need a good solid ground source back to the airframe.

I do not think...
Forum: California 06-11-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By Mike S
Laura and will try to get there;)

Laura and will try to get there;)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-11-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Mike S
Mike, great news:D For those flying in from the...

Mike, great news:D

For those flying in from the west, how about a description of the corridor through the Fallon area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Claude, congrats on bringing it to life:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like you need a DPDT at least. I think..

Sounds like you need a DPDT at least.

I think..
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-08-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Mike S
I did the same upgrade, went to 8.4" screens so...

I did the same upgrade, went to 8.4" screens so had to cut a new panel.

But, good news is the wiring was good to go with one exception. The add on module GPS on the WS was hard wired to a different...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-08-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Daley, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Mike S
As I understand your need, yes it will. We are...

As I understand your need, yes it will.

We are using an external GPS module (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRMo9R_uqds) that talks via bluetooth to a mini ipad, all is fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,632
Posted By Mike S
Not visable with the flaps up-----------??

Dont park with the flaps down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 104,028
Posted By Mike S
And, to close the loop here------------Laura...

And, to close the loop here------------Laura passed her check ride this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Chris, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.

Check with Partain trucking, they specialize in moving RVs.
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,919
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

David, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

You will love the 10.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-05-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Phillip, congrats on the new fledgling:D

Now, photos..........
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-05-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,299
Posted By Mike S
Yep, but I think they are boat sheds, not hangars.

Yep, but I think they are boat sheds, not hangars.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-05-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,299
Posted By Mike S
Alaska????

Alaska????
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-05-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Congrats on the new fledgling--------and a second to the photo request.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,485
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Bill, congrats to both of you.

P.S., no photo for me either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Scott, congrats-------now on to flight testing.
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Mike S
Check with whoever you plan to use for the...

Check with whoever you plan to use for the interior finish out------carpet, side panels etc. They might have a list of what needs to be painted and what not to paint.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-03-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,428
Posted By Mike S
This is standard stuff for "O" rings, otherwise...

This is standard stuff for "O" rings, otherwise it could be possible to over compress the "O" ring, and squeeze it out of position thus loosing the seal.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-03-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,819
Posted By Mike S
Thank you, and also,---------Welcome to VAF:D

Thank you, and also,---------Welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-03-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,819
Posted By Mike S
What are the credentials of the person who told...

What are the credentials of the person who told you that?

Any FAA publication cited?

Thank you.
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By Mike S
OK, data here leads to questions -------were...

OK, data here leads to questions -------were there any changes made to the plane just prior to the start of the problem?? Or component failures that required replacement ?? or anything else you can...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Mike S
I just drilled a hole for the correct size snap...

I just drilled a hole for the correct size snap bushing in the tail post, and the rudder front spar, cut a small horizontal slot in the rounded front of the rudder and lined it with caterpillar...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-01-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,428
Posted By Mike S
Oh my, and I am now stuck in the certified world:(

Oh my, and I am now stuck in the certified world:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,018
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Peter, welcome aboard.

May I suggest a very detailed inspection prior to flying------not just a Condition Inspection-------look for anything that could have happened in the 8 or so years since it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-30-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Mike S
Instead of posting each item in a new thread,...

Instead of posting each item in a new thread, please follow the rules of the classifieds and put everything into a single thread.

http://www.vansairforce.net/VAFclassifieds.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Mike S
Percent of the wing chord-------distance from...

Percent of the wing chord-------distance from leading edge to trailing edge.

On a simple wing like the RV, this is pretty simple. On tapered and or swept wings------not so simple.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Chris, big congrats on the new fledgling:D

Show Planes makes some nice stuff.

Now we need photos...........
Forum: COMM 05-28-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Mike S
Why on top?? Not much comm traffic from above...

Why on top??

Not much comm traffic from above you, airport control towers are on the ground. Ditto most everything you might want to talk to, except ship to ship.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Mike S
My thoughts-----flush it. Install an oil filter...

My thoughts-----flush it.

Install an oil filter before you start the engine when it is rebuilt.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Mike S
Randy, great video. Thanks for sharing:D

Randy, great video.

Thanks for sharing:D
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Kevin, big congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By Mike S
https://blog.aopa.org/aopa/2014/01/14/the-waddingt...

https://blog.aopa.org/aopa/2014/01/14/the-waddington-effect/
Forum: Safety 05-27-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mike S
Creative? Innovative? Field repair that they...

Creative?

Innovative?

Field repair that they just forgot to change out with correct part?

How long had it been in there?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-25-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Mike S
http://www.headsetsinc.com/Headsets.html I have...

http://www.headsetsinc.com/Headsets.html

I have used there ANR upgrade kits on four headsets, good products.

They also sell a complete unit if you do not want to fiddle around upgrading an old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By Mike S
SHE'S BAAACKKKK!!!!!!!

SHE'S BAAACKKKK!!!!!!!
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Allen, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Good choice, the 10 is a sweet ride.
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