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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By fl-mike
No, that is not typical poor workmanship, that is...

No, that is not typical poor workmanship, that is exceptionally poor workmanship:eek:
I suspect you already know that.
First thing is to examine the wire types used.
If okay, then start bundling by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By fl-mike
yes. Installing one on my 8. I shortened it a...

yes.
Installing one on my 8. I shortened it a bit.
Forum: Primers 10-06-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By fl-mike
I disagree. I did some coupon testing years...

I disagree.
I did some coupon testing years back with both a salt fog chamber, and hanging outside in coastal FL for a year. Alodine-only is okay if you can keep dust, etc off of it, but you...
Forum: Primers 10-05-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By fl-mike
Don't see your pictures, but: You'll probably...

Don't see your pictures, but:
You'll probably want to scuff a bit with the Alumiprep stage.
You should not be able to see through the Akzo. This will give you the proper dry film thickness (I also...
Forum: Safety 10-03-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,518
Posted By fl-mike
might want to test the ziplocks reaction to...

might want to test the ziplocks reaction to gasoline first. They might melt.

I have a vest with:
PLB (this goes on my parachute harness if I'm only wearing the chute)
handheld radio and extra...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-02-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,640
Posted By fl-mike
LOL, then offer to sell them an anti-DOS...

LOL, then offer to sell them an anti-DOS patch!
rinse and repeat....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,825
Posted By fl-mike
I use a Dake #1 arbor press I happen to have. ...

I use a Dake #1 arbor press I happen to have. Just put the ram on the bead up against the rim and hit two or three spots around the rim. Works great.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 56,081
Posted By fl-mike
That big 'ol hole behind #3 can't be helping! :D

That big 'ol hole behind #3 can't be helping! :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-27-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By fl-mike
I have a surplus standard Van's reservoir.

I have a surplus standard Van's reservoir.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By fl-mike
those are #40 holes. You can use the fat rivet...

those are #40 holes.
You can use the fat rivet trick. Take a slightly longer flush head rivet and slightly squeeze it in your squeezer between two flush sets (just in the squeezer, not in the part)...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,767
Posted By fl-mike
what color is your baffle material?

what color is your baffle material?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By fl-mike
I call this the "Purse Box", but the wife is...

I call this the "Purse Box", but the wife is going to have to downsize...
Sized to clear the rear stick and mount to the back of the standard front...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,767
Posted By fl-mike
What is above the cylinder in that area?

What is above the cylinder in that area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By fl-mike
Keep an eye on the "bay" too. I found a NOS...

Keep an eye on the "bay" too. I found a NOS Welen bulb for much less a while back. Just search on your p/n. I see someone has a couple NOS A610 for $50 ea.
BTW, I have a Nova 904 power pack in my...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By fl-mike
I do mine with Jan Bussell. He値l do it in your...

I do mine with Jan Bussell. He値l do it in your RV or one of his RVs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By fl-mike
Not anodized. I took anodizing off the table due...

Not anodized. I took anodizing off the table due to the steel bearing cup and the decrease in fatigue resistance.

All vans engine mounts are powdercoated.

I was also considering transparent or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By fl-mike
Powder coat wheels?

Any reason to not powdercoat the wheel halves (not the mating surfaces or bolt contact areas, I値l treat those areas with Alodine)
I知 thinking gloss white for inspection and cleaning.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,371
Posted By fl-mike
That looks like a Garmin part, but Positronics...

That looks like a Garmin part, but Positronics makes the best off-the-shelf D-sub backshells. Lots of options available with EMI and shield ground options. They are not cheap though. You could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,877
Posted By fl-mike
I may just be old, but my eyes always go to my...

I may just be old, but my eyes always go to my steam gauge airspeed and altimeter during approach.
To me, it requires less mental processing. Is the pointer in the right spot? Check. Eyes back...
Forum: COMM 08-26-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By fl-mike
stereo vs mono headsets? Do you have the TRS...

stereo vs mono headsets? Do you have the TRS jacks wired correctly?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,159
Posted By fl-mike
^^^^ yup.

^^^^
yup.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By fl-mike
I知 using mil 38999, but that is because I have...

I知 using mil 38999, but that is because I have some. I would guess after 渡one, most people will suggest CPC type.
Forum: COMM 08-19-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By fl-mike
Yes, should be no problem. In this case, a...

Yes, should be no problem. In this case, a ground is a ground. See Note 7 in Appendix D.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-19-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By fl-mike
I think the short answer is "no" unless you want...

I think the short answer is "no" unless you want to do a flat wrap.
You could check with https://www.aerocanopy.com/ and see if he has any options.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By fl-mike
The one Van's sells does just what you say. Oil...

The one Van's sells does just what you say.
Oil pressure switch for activating Hour Meter and light IE SPDT PRES-15 SW $35.00
Pressure good = one terminal goes to ground (switch body)
Pressure...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-14-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,214
Posted By fl-mike
I think the 2-seat Sub will be a dog, but...

I think the 2-seat Sub will be a dog, but understand the training and baggage issues with the single.
That being said, I proposed an A-10 layout for a two-seater with two engines.
Totally...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 08-14-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By fl-mike
Great guy and greatly...

Great guy and greatly missed.

http://i67.tinypic.com/seoze8.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By fl-mike
9' 7" overall finished length (includes end rib...

9' 7" overall finished length (includes end rib flanges). Does not include fiberglass wing tip.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By fl-mike
Use the tooling holes in the tip ribs of the VS...

Use the tooling holes in the tip ribs of the VS and rudder to find your centerline. Four 1/4" clecos, then use your cardboard template against those.
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,899
Posted By fl-mike
Not sure about the 14, the the 8 rudder stiffener...

Not sure about the 14, the the 8 rudder stiffener trim length fit on my 6" corner notcher. I did all of them in about ten minutes with a resulting very clean cut. It was like "butter"! But of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,635
Posted By fl-mike
Can't comment on the avionics except I asked some...

Can't comment on the avionics except I asked some shops about Garmin vs Dynon radios and they felt the Garmin's are better. I do like the Dynon quick buttons for ATIS, etc. though. I know I hear a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By fl-mike
Comes in gallon cans. I got mine from General...

Comes in gallon cans. I got mine from General Chemical Corp. $48.25/gal, but the shipping was about $24 for US delivery. A gallon is plenty!
Forum: Painting your RV 08-08-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By fl-mike
60 gal tank should be fine. Only issue I ever had...

60 gal tank should be fine.
Only issue I ever had was with a Campbell direct drive 30 gal unit. About a half hour into a large priming session, the motor overheated and tripped the thermal cutoff. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,431
Posted By fl-mike
We need a shirt like this for OSH storms. Tents...

We need a shirt like this for OSH storms. Tents per hour scale. Followed by Cubs, followed by DC3's or...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-07-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By fl-mike
Nice looking 8!

Nice looking 8!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By fl-mike
The ears only have to sustain the torque of the...

The ears only have to sustain the torque of the screw until the clamp-up occurs. A non-issue.
Forum: Primers 08-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,315
Posted By fl-mike
Be careful with syringes. Medical ones have...

Be careful with syringes. Medical ones have silicone grease on the rubber plunger. Caused me some grief with fisheyes until I identified the source.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,816
Posted By fl-mike
I came to the same conclusion. I just land a...

I came to the same conclusion. I just land a little hot and apply medium hard braking to "condition them" the first time out. Seems to be about the same as a low-speed 1700' taxi at 1700rpm. I did...
Forum: Primers 07-31-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,315
Posted By fl-mike
Absolutely, just mix what you need. Seal them...

Absolutely, just mix what you need. Seal them back up in the cans and mix well before using the next time.
I use a couple stainless dippers for each part since Akzo is 1:1. Just dip out what I need.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-31-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,486
Posted By fl-mike
Cybersecurity is a huge deal these days with Part...

Cybersecurity is a huge deal these days with Part 121 avionics. We are spending a P-51's worth of $ on proving that our (DAL D) box, located in a **** hole, with an Ethernet maintenance port (no...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-30-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By fl-mike
Garmin mount? The brackets should be aft of...

Garmin mount? The brackets should be aft of those rivets if I recall correctly.

>>>> oops wrong. Hey, I was at work! The bracket is over the brace rivets. I installed the top 470's (longer)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,950
Posted By fl-mike
A Sport Aviation magazine with an RV-4 on the...

A Sport Aviation magazine with an RV-4 on the cover in an Emergency Room waiting area. "What is that!?". It left with me and the long journey began.

Seeding magazines in random areas can take root!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,495
Posted By fl-mike
LOL, so true. Let's take everything that made...

LOL, so true. Let's take everything that made this small company successful and kill it with bureaucracy! Something like this:
https://youtu.be/mU4SQ_JoK6w
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By fl-mike
probably because you have to flex them to get...

probably because you have to flex them to get them under the side skin bulkheads. I riveted mine and you can install them with a bit of "English", such as flexing the front seatbelt anchors in a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By fl-mike
what is the width of the entry door? Without the...

what is the width of the entry door?
Without the turtledeck, turtledeck bulheads, rollbar, instrument panel, upper fwd baggage bulkhead, and midsection brace, you can get the "canoe" on it's side out...
Forum: Tools 07-20-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By fl-mike
torque screwdriver with 1/4" socket adapter for...

torque screwdriver with 1/4" socket adapter for AN3's and #8 screws
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,285
Posted By fl-mike
I have a feeling that the storage area had...

I have a feeling that the storage area had fertilizer or something like that in proximity to the kit parts. The corrosion under the rivet heads and on the spar is concerning. That would be near...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-16-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By fl-mike
set it to 14.2V if you can.

set it to 14.2V if you can.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-15-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By fl-mike
No. (Words added!)

No. (Words added!)
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By fl-mike
Carb models are fit equivalent, if that痴 what...

Carb models are fit equivalent, if that痴 what you mean.
Forum: Primers 07-14-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By fl-mike
The IC-33 is a bigger risk. Entrapped phosphoric...

The IC-33 is a bigger risk. Entrapped phosphoric acid will definitely cause issues down the road if not rinsed and neutralized thoroughly.
Most corrosion under paint happens along a seam for a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By fl-mike
Yup, the impact wrench is your friend in these...

Yup, the impact wrench is your friend in these situations.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By fl-mike
IMO, that combo is the sweet spot for a 6A. That...

IMO, that combo is the sweet spot for a 6A.
That is what I have, O360A1A fixed pitch.
I pretty much cannot get out of CG no matter what I load. Low maintenance on the FP.
A composite two blade CS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By fl-mike
I would imagine that the Van's kit is 2024...

I would imagine that the Van's kit is 2024 because it would be operationally risky to have 6061 or 5052 sheet in the shop. Could lead to issues with other airframe parts if there was a material mix...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By fl-mike
drill to 0.5" with step drill and take a couple...

drill to 0.5" with step drill and take a couple thou off with the dogleg deburring tool, if you have one. Otherwise some abrasive cloth or file.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By fl-mike
I would highly recommend starting with the Van's...

I would highly recommend starting with the Van's kits. They are pretty good these days.
https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1562617926-118-66&browse=engines&product=engine-baffle
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,379
Posted By fl-mike
LOL, I took that photo in 2007 at SnF. I just...

LOL, I took that photo in 2007 at SnF. I just could not believe that it was signed off, and maybe it wasn't. I was a bit timid about taking too many photos, as it was scary bad. I did not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By fl-mike
I know nothing about 912痴, but I replaced an...

I know nothing about 912痴, but I replaced an intermittent pickup coil in a 582 recently. Same type of symptom. You can ohm it out.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By fl-mike
as Bill said, just pull a plug off each cylinder...

as Bill said, just pull a plug off each cylinder and spin with the starter until you get oil flowing out of the pressure sender hose. (fuel off and mags grounded please!) That prop spins fast with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-29-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,051
Posted By fl-mike
Otto, Otto, Otto for PTT (P1 rolling sleeve...

Otto, Otto, Otto for PTT (P1 rolling sleeve goodness). As Walt said, cry once and never regret spending a couple extra $. Do not use those crappy butt contact Radio Shack type push buttons.

Trust...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-29-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,435
Posted By fl-mike
In my experience, the solar chargers really don't...

In my experience, the solar chargers really don't work that well. Just not enough panel power, and you really want to top off at night anyway.
Buy a few (light) USB battery gizmos cheap, and use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By fl-mike
yes to both, and AD is the standard for all newer...

yes to both, and AD is the standard for all newer kits. Don't recall CS-4 on the old 4 plans either, but it's been a long time!
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