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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By mike newall
Would love to see a Van's comment on...

Would love to see a Van's comment on these......

Scott ?

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By mike newall
And... As Vans seem to have discontinued the...

And...

As Vans seem to have discontinued the Micro Molex at last, to the OP, replace with either another connector or look at this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=f8DCvBV2V4M
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By mike newall
Heck... I don't need my 'specs to read that...

Heck...

I don't need my 'specs to read that !

:D

Gil,

I know - sometimes, just because we can detect the far end of the fart doesn't mean we need to measure it ;) Mind you, look at some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By mike newall
Or here - adjusted and ready to...

Or here - adjusted and ready to go.

http://www.bandc.aero/d-submachinedpincrimptool.aspx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By mike newall
There is an anodizing place just off Sand Lake...

There is an anodizing place just off Sand Lake going west from OBT. On Chancellor I think. Spoke to them last year about canopy rails on an 8 but didn't proceed.
Forum: Reviews 01-12-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By mike newall
Go 'Bama !!!!

Go 'Bama !!!!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-12-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By mike newall
Normal ATS or similar pneumatic puller running at...

Normal ATS or similar pneumatic puller running at 90psi pulls then fine. Keep the nose and grips cleaned and a little T9 sprayed now and again.

Set all ours in the 12's with ours without a single...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By mike newall
Ditto........ Not worth the grief. Let the...

Ditto........

Not worth the grief. Let the guys who do this time and time again do it for you. No shorts, no tracking and they fit first time. :D
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By mike newall
I resemble that comment ;)

I resemble that comment ;)
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By mike newall
I find the fellow over rated personally :D

I find the fellow over rated personally :D
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By mike newall
We looked at it and thought this... When the...

We looked at it and thought this...

When the RV12 was first launched, there wasn't a huge amount of wiring going over the tubes - all OK.

Now we have probably 2 or 3 times as much cabling because...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By mike newall
Check the torque on the nose bolt and make sure...

Check the torque on the nose bolt and make sure it is castering correctly. Maybe too much load and a lack of centring ?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By mike newall
Hmmm, Tail up more drag ! You have to push it...

Hmmm,

Tail up more drag !

You have to push it up :rolleyes:

Tee Hee

Happy New Year from Barbados - at work, suffering a layover ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By mike newall
Make sure the elevator trim is correctly set,...

Make sure the elevator trim is correctly set, lightly collar the stick, slowly advance the power to a slow count of 3 and keep it straight.

Bingo !

Airborne with no fuss or panic.

Raising the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By mike newall
Or buy cheap screws from Harber Fright and watch...

Or buy cheap screws from Harber Fright and watch them do exactly that.....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-12 12-27-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By mike newall
Or..... Just launch what you have left into the...

Or.....

Just launch what you have left into the trash and use CCC-32's.

We stopped using them them very early in the build.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,735
Posted By mike newall
Local chap had an RV8 with an IO-320 in it. ...

Local chap had an RV8 with an IO-320 in it. Tuned exhaust, dyno said around 170hp.

Now - because it was light, it performed well and the balance - 1 up was spot on.

More isn't necessarily better...
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By mike newall
Having done several Grove wheel sets, you pretty...

Having done several Grove wheel sets, you pretty much got it spot on.

The tubes come with all accessories - fit what is appropriate.

Torque sounds OK

If the bearing comes out, grease it but not...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,945
Posted By mike newall
This looks like the bad boy to solve the issues...

This looks like the bad boy to solve the issues !!!

https://tecmate.com/new/om7select/
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,081
Posted By mike newall
On another part of the project, have you had any...

On another part of the project, have you had any issues with the propeller, such as surface cracking of the finish near the blade roots ?

Just curious as the power pulses will be a lot firmer than...
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By mike newall
I did and yes it does..... :D Numatx rocks !

I did and yes it does..... :D

Numatx rocks !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,609
Posted By mike newall
That was a difficult 6 or 7 minutes to watch,...

That was a difficult 6 or 7 minutes to watch, because you knew what the outcome was, it just got steadily worse as the pressure increased on the pilot.

A poster above asked if we watched the same...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,036
Posted By mike newall
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Close-Quarter-Rivet-...

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Close-Quarter-Rivet-Pulling-Wedge/productinfo/5012/#.Wh9CDY6dRh4
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,036
Posted By mike newall
Fair point, well put ;)

Fair point, well put ;)
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,036
Posted By mike newall
Good point, however for ease of use, the...

Good point, however for ease of use, the Cleaveland tool wins hands down.

I reckon on our 2 12's, we have used the tool at least a thousand times during the build (only 500 rivets left !).

I accept...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,036
Posted By mike newall
I don't understand how someone can build a 12...

I don't understand how someone can build a 12 without a pneumatic riveter....:eek:

As previously reported, keep the mandrel clearance snug, we modified the smallest one to fit the standard LP4-3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,609
Posted By mike newall
I do like thread drift.... Unable may mean you...

I do like thread drift....

Unable may mean you physically cannot comply.

Unable may mean you are not willing to accept the instruction.

Unable may mean that to comply would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 69,420
Posted By mike newall
I like to fly on Christmas morning with my son. ...

I like to fly on Christmas morning with my son. The airspace is empty, if the weather is good I can whizz around to a couple of folks houses and give them an Xmas twirl.

We were going from my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By mike newall
Artists acrylic paint - cheap, simple, works.

Artists acrylic paint - cheap, simple, works.
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By mike newall
Great feedback - thanks

Great feedback - thanks
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By mike newall
Thanks for that Scott and quite frankly that...

Thanks for that Scott and quite frankly that shocks me that the factory recommended setting system with precision machined pin, socket etc is considered not that accurate.

It is easy to reference...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By mike newall
Have a fire extinguisher handy if you try using...

Have a fire extinguisher handy if you try using the throttle.....:rolleyes:

Plenty of accounts of a dull whoomph followed by smoke rising.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By mike newall
Ditto to above plus.... If you do a quick turn...

Ditto to above plus....

If you do a quick turn and have a hot engine, once you start it, the engine quite often stumbles a lot with vapour in the lines. Running the pump helps - I know it depends...
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By mike newall
Thanks for this. Sensennich suggest using the #4...

Thanks for this.

Sensennich suggest using the #4 setting for pin setting, but only supply a #2/3 pin. Did anyone else get that and which one did they use ? I have emailed Sensennich.

Will...
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By mike newall
The pin supplied with the prop seems the simplest...

The pin supplied with the prop seems the simplest and most accurate, just not sure whether it coincides with Van's setting.

I think the pin setting system may be new, will check.
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By mike newall
Prop Pitch Setting

We will shortly be doing our props.

There appear to be 3 different ways of setting pitch - the pitch pin supplied with the propeller which has pitch 2 and pitch 3 on it, the wooden pitch gauge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,609
Posted By mike newall
Hurry up and wait......:D Drives me mad at work...

Hurry up and wait......:D

Drives me mad at work when they do that.

Mind you when you enter what you thought was an empty pattern, downwind at 190kts and then spot the guy in the Cherokee turning...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-21-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By mike newall
It's turned a very gangrenous green colour, can't...

It's turned a very gangrenous green colour, can't be well at all !

No, it is normal chattering of the fairing, you will need to remove, grind it off, rebuild it with some epoxy/glass and re...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By mike newall
Ours came included in Classic Aero Sportsman...

Ours came included in Classic Aero Sportsman seats.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By mike newall
Heated seats...... The future :D

Heated seats...... The future :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,095
Posted By mike newall
To quote Coldplay - The Scientist, Take me back...

To quote Coldplay - The Scientist, Take me back to the start....... of the thread......

And just what is wrong with The Killers ?

Pah :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1yIRbxQghc
Forum: Tools 11-14-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By mike newall
Cleaveland supply spring back dies - they create...

Cleaveland supply spring back dies - they create a very good dimple. Best to check whether the others are identical or you will get under dimpled dimples :rolleyes:

There are several times it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,522
Posted By mike newall
:rolleyes: Brakes off to FL430 in a 767 in 8...

:rolleyes:


Brakes off to FL430 in a 767 in 8 mins was fun......

So was 9'000 fpm in an empty A330

Happy days and simple pleasures - eh :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By mike newall
My pants.....! Twice I lovingly repaired...

My pants.....!

Twice I lovingly repaired those.... they were like kids to me.

Now, cast off and abandoned in an arctic wilserness, scorched, burned... gone ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,522
Posted By mike newall
Perfect....... We were in by 2.4kts as we passed...

Perfect.......

We were in by 2.4kts as we passed 10k - took a while to accelerate ;)


We have controlled airspace above 18k so may have a go at that sometime. Will need to 'borrow' a portable O2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,522
Posted By mike newall
How High......?

Quick bit of fun.

Got bored on a beautiful fall afternoon and thought - Hmmmm, how high.

Still climbing at 500fpm as we got to 15,000' in a 180hp, MT c/s RV7, 2 up, after lunch :rolleyes:

As per...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-07-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By mike newall
Fitted on ours but wouldn't do it again - far too...

Fitted on ours but wouldn't do it again - far too fiddly to install compared to an electric system.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-03-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,988
Posted By mike newall
Heck, By the time my throttle is fully in - I am...

Heck,

By the time my throttle is fully in - I am airborne !

No time for forward stick :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,095
Posted By mike newall
If the parts don't fit..... you have read the...

If the parts don't fit..... you have read the instructions wrong ;)

Q: Why do you want to build an airplane ?

A: Because I want an RV

Wrong answer

B: Because I want to build an airplane
Forum: RV-12 11-03-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,379
Posted By mike newall
Having just got to this bit, I also...

Having just got to this bit, I also wondered.....

Sometimes, instructions of some importance get hidden or put at the end of a piece and can be easily over read.

As plans get revised, it would be...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,074
Posted By mike newall
Our 7 QB was Czech built - one of the last and we...

Our 7 QB was Czech built - one of the last and we found no mistakes.

Our 8 was Philippines built and we found a half dozen mistakes - sub assemblies progressed too far, wrong nutplates etc...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,162
Posted By mike newall
If you want another book, look at this. Very...

If you want another book, look at this. Very well written and easy to read. lots of common...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,781
Posted By mike newall
Hope you will glue the new one on :D PM me with...

Hope you will glue the new one on :D

PM me with an email and I will send you snaps of my 7 and 8 install with Sika - really straightforward.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,781
Posted By mike newall
Hey Ron, Yep, yours looks pretty terminal but I...

Hey Ron,

Yep, yours looks pretty terminal but I thought the thread grab was worth broaching the subject :D

Sadly, Todd is not with us any more, but you may look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By mike newall
Keep the new w & b printout in the ships papers...

Keep the new w & b printout in the ships papers and record brief details on the next maintenance line in your logbook - empty, moment, weight on each wheel etc.

The logbook is a diary, it can...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,162
Posted By mike newall
If you use all the published speeds for the RV7/8...

If you use all the published speeds for the RV7/8 you will be in the ballpark.

Top tip - unless you have at least a half Raven, make hammerheads at 85 not vertical else your belly will be wet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,781
Posted By mike newall
I sometimes wonder why guys who are unfortunate...

I sometimes wonder why guys who are unfortunate to crack canopies don't turn to the vintage and antique fellas for help.

Most of the warbird community have canopies and plexi repaired, filled and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By mike newall
Ditto, We have done a couple now - the scratches...

Ditto,

We have done a couple now - the scratches get filled with primer, you get a great outside finish and quite a durable inside finish as well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By mike newall
As eventually it will probably find itself back...

As eventually it will probably find itself back in Blighty - why not go ahead with the low hours programme as per LAA LAA guidance. I will email you what I got from Malcolm, if you contact someone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By mike newall
Gents..... It is a Service Bulletin, not a...

Gents.....

It is a Service Bulletin, not a mandated event.

Your choice.

If all is well, carry on. If you feel something needs attention, then attend to it.

I may recommend that you choose to do...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By mike newall
Thanks - appreciate the report

Thanks - appreciate the report
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By mike newall
And yours would have...

And yours would have been...........:rolleyes:

I'll get me furry coat :D

Ta for the heads up btw - no knobs on ours - standard panels so will probably go with glareshield first, mouldings...
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