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Forum: ADS-B Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,558
Posted By fl-mike
I've seen a few RVs with double rudder lamp...

I've seen a few RVs with double rudder lamp bumps. One for the light, and one for a strobe. No big deal.
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-03-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,594
Posted By fl-mike
A piece of tape works too. :)

A piece of tape works too. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By fl-mike
I hope you're not a proctologist, but I digress!...

I hope you're not a proctologist, but I digress! :eek:
I don't have any specific guidance for torquing the current configuration,
but, if you have to change the nuts, you might consider flipping the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By fl-mike
Files, needle files, drill bits, deburring tool,...

Files, needle files, drill bits, deburring tool, abrasive cloth, 400 grit aluminum oxide sandpaper, scothbrite wheels, a bit of scotchbrite cloth on an arbor. Whatever it takes. Trust me, you'll...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-29-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By fl-mike
like...

like these?
https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/7231.htm
Forum: COMM 05-24-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By fl-mike
Not sure why you’re using a portable PTT instead...

Not sure why you’re using a portable PTT instead of a stick mounted, but, if you read the David Clark notes for that PTT, it states that it also switches the mic audio. That is probably your issue.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,686
Posted By fl-mike
That was my thought as well. My IO-370 HC Cold...

That was my thought as well. My IO-370 HC Cold sump arrived a few weeks ago. Order early!
https://i.postimg.cc/dDPT5Wk0/IMG-4498.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By fl-mike
I have an ancient 8" Starrett machinist bubble...

I have an ancient 8" Starrett machinist bubble level that I used. I also had a 12" Starrett, but sold that off. The 8" is more handy. Lays across the spar nicely. (Sorry, I thought you were...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-20-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By fl-mike
6061-T6 is similar and readily available for...

6061-T6 is similar and readily available for non-structural/critical areas.
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By fl-mike
And I distinctly recall (2006) walking out of the...

And I distinctly recall (2006) walking out of the auto paint store with an $1800 box of paint, and that was just the base/clear/reducer, with a trade discount.... If someone else is painting it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,984
Posted By fl-mike
https://youtu.be/2eQRiMQe8SQ yeah, yeah, I know...

https://youtu.be/2eQRiMQe8SQ

yeah, yeah, I know I got sucked on the takeoff. I was heavy.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By fl-mike
When I backrivet, the plate goes on the concrete...

When I backrivet, the plate goes on the concrete floor with pieces of 1/2” plywood around the plate. I have found over the years that gives me solid, repeatable results.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By fl-mike
Wait, was that new or used TP? Both sides? :eek:

Wait, was that new or used TP? Both sides? :eek:
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By fl-mike
I think wasting TP is some sort of federal...

I think wasting TP is some sort of federal offense right now....

The bumper is just some fuel hose from your favorite auto parts store. OD a bit larger than the rail slot. At least that’s what we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By fl-mike
Rod end bearing, Heim is a brand name.

Rod end bearing, Heim is a brand name.
Forum: COMM 05-11-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,101
Posted By fl-mike
Just be aware, your cure may have killed the...

Just be aware, your cure may have killed the patient. i.e. filtered the RF right out of the radio output.
This points to a bad antenna or antenna connector termination, like was suggested earlier....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By fl-mike
LPS-2. I shove a paper towel under to catch the...

LPS-2. I shove a paper towel under to catch the excess.
LPS-2 is pretty much what I use on everything except the wheel bearings!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-09-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By fl-mike
If you’ve already aligned and final drilled the...

If you’ve already aligned and final drilled the gear legs per the plans, it doesn’t matter. You’re just assembling it now.

If the engine is not mounted, a sawhorse under the spar carry through...
Forum: GPS 05-08-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By fl-mike
but the catch 22 is that the 430 needs to be...

but the catch 22 is that the 430 needs to be operational and flightworthy per the Avidyne trade-in notes. So wouldn't the OP need to spend the $ to get it fixed anyway?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,231
Posted By fl-mike
sort of looks like a JST mini micro SH series. ...

sort of looks like a JST mini micro SH series. You might be able to find a mark on the housing.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/251979895512-0-1/s-l1000.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-01-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By fl-mike
The funny thing is that I almost never have my...

The funny thing is that I almost never have my feet on the pedals "proper". I am always on the outside "uptubes". My transition instructor recommended this to avoid any inadvertent brake...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By fl-mike
I used sealed anchor nuts, but these should give...

I used sealed anchor nuts, but these should give you an idea:

https://i.postimg.cc/Wbh54w9Q/IMG-1980.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/m2J811Jh/IMG-2065.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/gkZ35Stk/IMG-1975.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By fl-mike
An access hole for the nut is provided in the...

An access hole for the nut is provided in the bottom skin. That combined with the side inspection panels will give you access later.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By fl-mike
yes, there should be a cork gasket that mimics...

yes, there should be a cork gasket that mimics the T-407 reinforcing ring shape, (except for the rivet holes). Section B-B shows the stack-up. The reinforcing ring is riveted to the rib via the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By fl-mike
Aircraft Spruce sells them. Fiberlites I think.

Aircraft Spruce sells them. Fiberlites I think.
Forum: Tools 04-22-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By fl-mike
The 1/4" drive set of these is what you need for...

The 1/4" drive set of these is what you need for the intake and exhaust flange nuts.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UH2QNM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,955
Posted By fl-mike
If young Elle MacPherson was an...

If young Elle MacPherson was an airplane:

https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/6/83375_1500084271.jpg
Forum: RV-10 04-21-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By fl-mike
I used white rattle can Rustoleum Professional a...

I used white rattle can Rustoleum Professional a decade ago. Holding up just fine. You HAVE to prep the surface though. I etched and Alodined before paint. If you just shoot it on un-preped...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By fl-mike
Pretty sure Ron Schreck ended up using a backpack...

Pretty sure Ron Schreck ended up using a backpack miniSoftie in his 8 for competitions.

The standard 8 seatback is a bit narrow, but I think he switched over from a seatpack.

Ron?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By fl-mike
Powell, PEI-Genesis, and my newest favorite,...

Powell, PEI-Genesis, and my newest favorite, AirCostControl.
https://www.connectpositronic.com/en/channel-partners/

You might luck out and find some stock on the ones you're looking for.

For...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By fl-mike
Positronic has an extensive line of metal...

Positronic has an extensive line of metal shielded backshells for d-sub connectors with shield termination features such as ring terminal screws, etc. Garmin borrowed a few ideas from them.

Look...
Forum: RV-4 04-14-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By fl-mike
Otto has what you...

Otto has what you seek
https://www.otto-controls.com/products/electromechanical-switches/pushbutton-switches
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By fl-mike
CCR264SS3-3 3/32 CS blind rivets I have a small...

CCR264SS3-3 3/32 CS blind rivets
I have a small bag I picked up from Airparts at SnF. They come in handy once in a while.
https://www.airpartsinc.com/712_CHERRY_RIVET_CCR.htm
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By fl-mike
LOL, Same for me. After an eight month wait, I...

LOL, Same for me. After an eight month wait, I got the email last week from Titan that mine is ready. Doh! Luckily I kept those funds in the money market account. (Oh, and the building permit for...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-01-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By fl-mike
Beef it up with angle, or put a gusset to the...

Beef it up with angle, or put a gusset to the skin under the rest.
You or someone WILL put weight on it, and it will not like it as designed. (it will bend)
Now is the time.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,603
Posted By fl-mike
You said GTR225, but it looks like you have a...

You said GTR225, but it looks like you have a GTR200 in the panel picture, which is what I am going with and meets your needs.
GNX375 will give you an IFR GPS and ADS-B in-out transponder.

So,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,603
Posted By fl-mike
You said GTR225, but it looks like you have a...

You said GTR225, but it looks like you have a GTR200 in the panel picture, which is what I am going with and meets your needs.
GNX375 will give you an IFR GPS and ADS-B in-out transponder.

So,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By fl-mike
I just rattle them around in some lacquer thinner...

I just rattle them around in some lacquer thinner to remove any oils.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By fl-mike
Cardboard, center punch to make holes, put screws...

Cardboard, center punch to make holes, put screws partially into the holes, shoot with Rustoleum professional flat black, let dry.

Fifteen years later, still looking good. Lose one doing...
Forum: COMM 03-25-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By fl-mike
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=39797
Forum: Tools 03-25-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By fl-mike
I was also underwhelmed by the Sioux 3x trigger. ...

I was also underwhelmed by the Sioux 3x trigger. Sort of like an AK47 trigger!
My 30 year old ATS $79 special is much more proportional in trigger response. I use that gun for 3/32 rivets.
The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By fl-mike
The fuselage kit credit for deleting the standard...

The fuselage kit credit for deleting the standard gear was $610 when I ordered my kit. That's not what you would pay if ordering separately from Van's. (U-801-L-PC, U-801-R-PC)
I think the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By fl-mike
You'd do better to raise the temperature of the...

You'd do better to raise the temperature of the area you are trying to protect. Condensation is what will get the rust going.
I cover the machine tools in my garage and hangar and use Goldenrod's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-18-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,630
Posted By fl-mike
The pair twisting is more important than...

The pair twisting is more important than individual shields on the pairs. An overall shield (or individual shielded pairs) will keep the EMI in. So, use an overall shielded avionics grade Enet...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By fl-mike
Support Saf-air if you can. They stand behind...

Support Saf-air if you can. They stand behind their products. I mentioned that mine came with a small nick that I had to dress to stem a minuscule drip (while visiting their booth at OSH). The...
Forum: COMM 03-10-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By fl-mike
The signal names in the center column are...

The signal names in the center column are "radio-centric". For instance, KMA24 pin P is "COM 1 MIC AUDIO", so that goes from the KMA to the radio mic input, whatever Garmin calls that. The KMA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By fl-mike
Not how I read it. The NOTAM charts show a mode...

Not how I read it. The NOTAM charts show a mode C veil exclusion area for SnF.
Stop.

Now, there are also words about non-electrical aircraft being okay within the entire Tampa and Orlando mode C...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By fl-mike
See page 23-27 of the pdf NOTAM. ADS-B is...

See page 23-27 of the pdf NOTAM.
ADS-B is required in a mode C veil, so if the veil is modified/removed for SnF, then no ADS-B should be required.
But yeah, they could have taken five minutes to...
Forum: COMM 03-09-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By fl-mike
Based on install manuals I found on the web, I...

Based on install manuals I found on the web, I think this is the wiring between the audio for the intercom, audio panel, and radios. (does not include power, etc. Just the audio and PTT stuff)
See...
Forum: COMM 03-09-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By fl-mike
Funny tone on one or both radios when PTT?...

Funny tone on one or both radios when PTT? (selected)
Assuming you have the correct radio selected for xmit on the KMA24, I'm going to guess that the audio out of the KMA24 to the radios is either on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,532
Posted By fl-mike
Twisted pair is recommended to null the magnetic...

Twisted pair is recommended to null the magnetic field in high current circuits. Power and return twisted together.
Use of a shield for return currents will introduce a capacitive load on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By fl-mike
Keystone if it doesn't need to be steel. RAF has...

Keystone if it doesn't need to be steel.
RAF has some steel, but would need the hole opened up. (1124-8-S)

There are other suppliers. Google Circuit board spacers.
Forum: COMM 03-08-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By fl-mike
As Flightlogic said, the normal noise-canceling...

As Flightlogic said, the normal noise-canceling mics (like the excellent DC M7) use a differential electret element that attempts to null the ambient noise mechanically. The talker acts upon the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By fl-mike
Looks homebrew. (And not FAR compliant for...

Looks homebrew. (And not FAR compliant for coverage pattern)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By fl-mike
Skid, The formation flight was the Gulf Coast...

Skid,
The formation flight was the Gulf Coast Raptors out of Venice, KVNC.
I was leading. We fly every Saturday morning at 9, mostly! Harvey keeps his 8 at Buchan during the winter. Drop me an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,981
Posted By fl-mike
Or just bolt a 1-1/8” or so 3/8 drive socket into...

Or just bolt a 1-1/8” or so 3/8 drive socket into the tie down and run the jack ram into that. No jack mod required. Been working for me and the local gang for over a decade. I put a UHMW tape...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By fl-mike
Two and a half fingers on mine. Done. Don’t...

Two and a half fingers on mine. Done. Don’t over complicate it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,474
Posted By fl-mike
Perhaps a stupid question (Florida boy!), but can...

Perhaps a stupid question (Florida boy!), but can you just run a duct from the car exhaust pipe to the cowl?
Too much moisture?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-25-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By fl-mike
Check the engine ground strap and battery...

Check the engine ground strap and battery connections
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By fl-mike
By "mid-cabin", I think you mean these covers,...

By "mid-cabin", I think you mean these covers, not the sidewall pockets:
An idea I had. I'll be adding on a tie-down for the ox cylinders, or using as a big...
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By fl-mike
Look good and work good are two very different...

Look good and work good are two very different things!

Is this a built in USB power jack, or a cigarette lighter plug in?
If a built-in, most likely, the USB changer is emitting RF noise via the...
Forum: Primers 02-18-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,553
Posted By fl-mike
But, at the same time, it is incredibly...

But, at the same time, it is incredibly disheartening to find corrosion on your mint airplane a few years after getting it flying. There is a five year-old bare metal RV in a hangar near me that is...
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