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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By mike newall
Ditto - we pay enough for the climb, why not...

Ditto - we pay enough for the climb, why not enjoy the need for speed on the way back down ?

And we are now frugal Seniors - eh Paul ;)

It is dismaying that once a lot of guys and gals finish their...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By mike newall
Ours are group A, just done 350 hours and done...

Ours are group A, just done 350 hours and done the inspection - no issues, fly on....

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,446
Posted By mike newall
My Bro used to say they would start the RR...

My Bro used to say they would start the RR Griffon on a Shackleton using sandbags when down route if they had issues......:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By mike newall
If the connector at the Bendix mag is the same as...

If the connector at the Bendix mag is the same as the connector on the back of a P-Mag, I have one spare you can have for free. I removed it to upgrade to auto plugs, this one has std aviation ends...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-18-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By mike newall
60 is soooo last month:D Hit it on 8/14.... I...

60 is soooo last month:D

Hit it on 8/14....

I got a greenhouse and a tattoo - beat that Paul !

All the best to Paul and I will wave next time I am inbound to LAX ;)
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By mike newall
I thank you muchly, however.... Will probably...

I thank you muchly, however....

Will probably now leave it to the new owner :D

We have decided not to fit the interior as the exterior is un painted and would probably get compromised......

i.e....
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By mike newall
Fitting Flightline Interior

Getting round to fitting the interior and am wondering just how you can fit the upper rear panel - RV12-B1.

Any suggestions as to how to manipulate it behind the tank and vent lines as I seem to be...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-15-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By mike newall
Talking Ahh well.... Saw the EAA Chapter dinner thing...

Ahh well....

Saw the EAA Chapter dinner thing but didn't fit with transport.

I sat in my hotel room in the SLS hoping for a glimmer of contact, but no.....

Watched hurricane Florence arrive with...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-06-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By mike newall
Las Vegas Visit

Hey !

Got a roster change next week and am in Vegas Tues 11 though Thurs 13 Sept.

If anyone is about and fancies a meet or fly or rivet, drop me a PM or an email at

trent772 at graffika dot...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By mike newall
Another suggestion - if you do the bridge, do it...

Another suggestion - if you do the bridge, do it weekday on foot. You get the city side view and you will always get on the ferry back from Sausalito. If you bike across, you may get the sea side...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By mike newall
Check the current situation in Yosemite re fires...

Check the current situation in Yosemite re fires and access.

Also, I would suggest on initial drive in to Yosemite, take the loop up to Glacier Point - yes, I know it is a few miles but if clear,...
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By mike newall
In the course of building two 12's I guess we had...

In the course of building two 12's I guess we had to clearance drill 5-10% of holes after structure was clecoed and ready to rivet.

Part of it was the variability of the rivets. You could swap the...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By mike newall
Check the diameter of the tip hole versus the...

Check the diameter of the tip hole versus the mandrel diameter.

We drilled out the smaller tip to match the mandrel and it gave much better results.
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By mike newall
Watch Jim's...

Watch Jim's hammerheads.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4MFxXrih_M

I learned that 80į is fine for an upline and it keeps the belly dry. I can get 2,000' upline at 190kts, 2g pull to 80į...
Forum: International 08-08-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By mike newall
Quite right as well..... You Colonial young...

Quite right as well..... You Colonial young upstarts :D
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,081
Posted By mike newall
Please consider this..... Support for Barb,...

Please consider this.....

Support for Barb, Anne, Kimberley etc at Vans...

Support for Doug and his family...

Support for us, having to support you through countless questions...

I am sorry, the...
Forum: Tools 08-02-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By mike newall
ATS is our best gun, with a HF as standby. We...

ATS is our best gun, with a HF as standby. We have built two RV12's simultaneously, so plenty of pulls.

Spend some time checking the hole size to match the rivet mandrel. Our first rivets were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,295
Posted By mike newall
Heck, this is 2018..... When our ditch pump...

Heck, this is 2018.....

When our ditch pump engines were developed in the 30's, the only oil available was distilled tar with clay and stuff in :D

Nowadays, things are different and for decades,...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,831
Posted By mike newall
I thought the current location under the avionics...

I thought the current location under the avionics shelf sorted out these problems ?
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By mike newall
Even though I fly an A330, I stay at The Florida...

Even though I fly an A330, I stay at The Florida Hotel by the mall and own an RV7 and am building an RV14 :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-28-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By mike newall
Some...

Some don't......


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlRUCuKndrY


:D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-28-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 133,637
Posted By mike newall
Hat gone...... Nooooo !

So, despite reaching out (I know you were busy JJ), I am in San Fran by myself on a layover.

I go into town, we stay in Burlingame, and I get to the end of the Hyde Powell cable car line. Half way...
Forum: COMM 07-28-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By mike newall
It is amazing what puts out stray...

It is amazing what puts out stray interference.

If you have unexplained interference, just see if you have recently installed a USB power socket..... Ask us how we know :D Filthy emitters of RF...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By mike newall
Maybe someone reading this at Oshkosh would go to...

Maybe someone reading this at Oshkosh would go to the Vans tent on our behalf and ask -

1. Are yaw dampers required or beneficial on the RV14 and RV10 ?

2. If so, why and why have you not developed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By mike newall
STOP !!!! While you are at it, just swap the...

STOP !!!!

While you are at it, just swap the inlet gaskets for the new SDS ones.

We have, stopped backfires, motor runs sweeter, nicely made etc etc etc...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By mike newall
So..... If you have a standard wired 'Cessna"...

So.....

If you have a standard wired 'Cessna" key switch which is L, R, B, S - when you go to start, does it ground the right mag ?
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By mike newall
Why would you.....? Expensive motor with...

Why would you.....?

Expensive motor with expensive spares when there are a host of clones which produce as much power and lighter weight and a rear governor which is easier to fit ;)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-24-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By mike newall
If I were building or commissioning a motor now...

If I were building or commissioning a motor now other than factory new, I would do SDS EFI.

Cheaper, proudly built in one of our Colonies :D and probably more efficient than P Mag/Mags.

Sorry...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-15-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By mike newall
All of our Dynon probes have burned out after 400...

All of our Dynon probes have burned out after 400 hours - just replaced them all.

Correct placement and we run to standard temps when leaning.

When we had strange readings I queried it with Dynon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,245
Posted By mike newall
Why do you show me this just AFTER I placed a...

Why do you show me this just AFTER I placed a Spruce order.......

I don't know - you can't get the staff ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-17-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,861
Posted By mike newall
There was one at our field for a while. It held...

There was one at our field for a while. It held it's own against all the others because of weight. To be fair, it had a nice 4 into 1 system that helped it as well on the power front.

Everyone who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,199
Posted By mike newall
Just hit 20,000 hours...... However - 18,000...

Just hit 20,000 hours......

However - 18,000 were reading the newspaper, sipping tea and watching the world go by !

Way to go Turbo - great achievement :D

Diversify...... Try a Kitfox ;)
Forum: COMM 05-30-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By mike newall
Fit the Dynon radio. Search elsewhere about the...

Fit the Dynon radio. Search elsewhere about the ICOM and see the issues guys are having :eek:

If you want a separate radio install, look at TRIG - much better I think.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,422
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: 3,422
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: 939
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: 2,994
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: 2,994
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: 2,994
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: 2,994
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: 714
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: 714
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: 2,994
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: 1,062
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: 2,014
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: 2,014
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: 3,074
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: 3,074
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: 3,074
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: 26
Views: 5,523
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: 3,151
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: 526
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: 677
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: 804
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: 925
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: 3,074
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: 37
Views: 7,473
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: 854
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: 922
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: 1,079
Posted By mike newall
Email sent

Email sent
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,081
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: 1,701
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...
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