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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By Mike S
Two plus two. Fully electrical dependent engine.

Two plus two.

Fully electrical dependent engine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-16-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Mike S
Dont drive the mandrel all the way out when...

Dont drive the mandrel all the way out when starting, just a bit to get the drill going.

After the head is off, you can usually drive out the rest of the rivet tail using the mandrel.

Q rivets grip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Mike S
Spring loaded automatic center punch. Harbor...

Spring loaded automatic center punch.

Harbor Fright has them.

https://www.harborfreight.com/automatic-center-punch-with-brass-handle-62141.html?_br_psugg_q=spring+loaded+center+punch
Forum: RV-3 08-14-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Dick, Big Congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like alternator noise.

Sounds like alternator noise.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-09-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tim, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-09-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By Mike S
Considering that Doug posted it on the VAF front...

Considering that Doug posted it on the VAF front page, I suspect you are OK.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dave, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-08-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tom, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.

The 10 is a sweet machine---you will love it.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-07-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,414
Posted By Mike S
https://www.facebook.com/laura.starkey.180/videos/...

https://www.facebook.com/laura.starkey.180/videos/2057291277710459/

Apologies to those not on FaceBook-----cant figure any other way to get to play.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF, and Congratulations

Jim, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on the new bird-----fun.

It sounds like you may have am older Vertical Power unit installed-----Google may fine the manuals for it. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By Mike S
RV expert and A/P dont always go together. Randy...

RV expert and A/P dont always go together.

Randy Thorne is a great source of RV knowledge, but not an A/P. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=3908

Ditto for Lars Pedersen....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,172
Posted By Mike S
Verify mixture arm going right direction.

Verify mixture arm going right direction.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-03-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Mike S
I will be changing out a straight adapter for a...

I will be changing out a straight adapter for a right angle soon.

Not sure what you mean by "complete"?? All I will have available is the adapter itself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Mike S
For some larger holes, you can find gasket...

For some larger holes, you can find gasket cutters at an automotive store.

Also, old trick from the model world-----find a piece of brass tubing the right diameter, file the end sharp and use it for...
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Mike S
As I was building, I shimmed the gap at the...

As I was building, I shimmed the gap at the bottom of the spar carry through so it was tight to the bottom skin.

I used a 2x6" with a bit of carpet under the spar carry throughs with a tall bottle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,698
Posted By Mike S
Bull??? Mike Seager, over (IIRC, 10000 hours...

Bull???

Mike Seager, over (IIRC, 10000 hours instruction) of RV time and the go to guy for transition training is who told me to always get the nose up asap on takeoff, hold it off as long as I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,698
Posted By Mike S
The antisplat nose reinforcement will add mass to...

The antisplat nose reinforcement will add mass to the leg------no idea how much this effects the vibration, but I suspect there is some.

And, I second the prior comment about keeping the nose wheel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-01-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By Mike S
And here it is stripped down to the bare...

And here it is stripped down to the bare essentials.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-28-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,515
Posted By Mike S
Thought so. Agreed, not apples at...

Thought so.




Agreed, not apples at all.

But-------isnt the whole purpose of a chart like the one being floated in this thread to show an "Apples to Apples" comparison??? So buyers can make an...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-28-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,515
Posted By Mike S
Bob, as I read the chart you just put up, it...

Bob, as I read the chart you just put up, it shows the Bus Manager as the backup power------is it included as a standard part in the EFII dual ign system??

If it is not included in the standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By Mike S
Someone was playing around with that idea a long...

Someone was playing around with that idea a long time ago----I suspect it was over 10 years in the past.

You might be able to find it if you do a search........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,244
Posted By Mike S
Good to hear that, been awhile since you have...

Good to hear that, been awhile since you have made an appearance here on VAF.

Congrats on the sale.
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By Mike S
That shop is too...

That shop is too clean.........

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/i-MfBWmvf/0/c86df5cf/X3/1FCE6D32-B911-439E-B5A1-12FD6942BB47-X3.jpg
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brian, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By Mike S
You should see the detail on the helmet.

You should see the detail on the helmet.
Forum: Rocket 07-25-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Matt, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Sorry I missed your original post.........:o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,020
Posted By Mike S
Hopefully we can attend next year.

Hopefully we can attend next year.
Forum: ADS-B 07-25-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mike S
https://uavionix.com/products/echoesx/

https://uavionix.com/products/echoesx/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By Mike S
A double margin drill bit is kinda like a...

A double margin drill bit is kinda like a compromise between a reamer and a standard drill bit.

I like them when I need to drill to size, and do not have a reamer of the correct size.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,180
Posted By Mike S
Steve Barnard's RV6, and later on his RV10.

Steve Barnard's RV6, and later on his RV10.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-23-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Mike S
The unit should only fit one way due to one of...

The unit should only fit one way due to one of the prop drive bushings being larger.

The timing marks are on the rear side to line up with the crankcase split, the ones on the front line up with a...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Mike S
Strap...

Strap...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tony, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Swis, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mike S
Are you saying you still have the 2 1/4" spacer...

Are you saying you still have the 2 1/4" spacer in place when you are trying to fit up the new prop???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mike S
It is what most folks call the flywheel.

It is what most folks call the flywheel.
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mike S
And folks think we moved to Nevada to avoid the...

And folks think we moved to Nevada to avoid the taxes in Calif.
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mike S
You southerners eat boiled...

You southerners eat boiled peanuts:eek:--------anything peanut would taste better than boiled ones.

But------gotta agree that Dave's confectionery skills are right up there with his "aircrafting"...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-17-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,294
Posted By Mike S
This is a good idea, with the belly radiator you...

This is a good idea, with the belly radiator you will not easily see any indication of failure of coolant system integrity.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Steve, welcome to VAF.

Lots of members are building non Vans aircraft, myself included.

When you get that SeaRey, try on an RV for size------you might like it.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-16-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,427
Posted By Mike S
And that deserves yet another pat on the...

And that deserves yet another pat on the back------pretty unusual in today's world of planned obsolescence.

Thank you.

Are you going to Reno this year, we need to talk about outfitting the new...
Forum: RV-4 07-13-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 269,756
Posted By Mike S
Mike, lookin good:D

Mike, lookin good:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,293
Posted By Mike S
The bent push rod tube kinda suggests this may...

The bent push rod tube kinda suggests this may have been more than your average morning sickness stuck valve.

Question that comes to my poor feeble mind is when the valve is stuck tight enough to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,792
Posted By Mike S
In case you did not pick up on it, Mike has both...

In case you did not pick up on it, Mike has both a Rocket and an RV8----so he is well versed to advise about the differences.

There is one more option I have not seen mentioned yet------Super 8. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,413
Posted By Mike S
Be careful of what you suggest Prof H do with a...

Be careful of what you suggest Prof H do with a potato.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,792
Posted By Mike S
Note that the 51% is based on Tasks, and not on...

Note that the 51% is based on Tasks, and not on total labor or hours.

Kinda strange when you first look at it, but many folks get caught up in thinking the 51% is of the total labor.

Paul is right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,792
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Steve, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,495
Posted By Mike S
Sent you an email through the Flyleds site.

Sent you an email through the Flyleds site.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,532
Posted By Mike S
Steve, thanks for the update----I had been...

Steve, thanks for the update----I had been wondering about how the project was going.

Congrats on moving up a level with the plane.

What is the long skinny unit just below the left iPad?
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-09-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Cody, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,110
Posted By Mike S
What he said..

What he said..
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By Mike S
https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/5846...

https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58461658_2543748342304822_3264061963981815808_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQlDTp4UZsxjTYK11ii2LWoXxlbLFbWEbkYrR9MkphqMmLf-ebEBo11aa_1_OhHTO2g&_nc_ht=scontent...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Paul, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.

The real help you need from your spouse is not rivets, it is support for the duration of the build.

Good luck, and keep pounding them rivets.
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,070
Posted By Mike S
DR has a set for sale, read the VAF front page.

DR has a set for sale, read the VAF front page.
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By Mike S
Hey Nick, congrats on getting the plane...

Hey Nick, congrats on getting the plane done.

Call Rob at AFS, he flies a 10. He should have the file you need.
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-07-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,294
Posted By Mike S
Why not change out the oil pressure switch to a...

Why not change out the oil pressure switch to a NO one?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,879
Posted By Mike S
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/da2oXAI7fQIVLncL...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/da2oXAI7fQIVLncLO5bsKi4-b1sCd5KT2D9HqWGBXRtMcThHA3qmrrHn0jHoRUiV5K50GYmNovIWWTypPb3f3ni3M5aDemU8sIHl3wubavzv0Fcvk5WrnZSPGL2Yea_Dvf39JFt6Hkun8qdZZHap01gDQRKxkjfE90IW0Z...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Mike S
I just got one from Aircraft Propeller Service,...

I just got one from Aircraft Propeller Service, was on sale for $1432 or so. Included shipping.

http://aircraftpropeller.com/

I think the sale is over, but you might call and see what they are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Mike S
Old racer trick, porting is to remove material...

Old racer trick, porting is to remove material from the intake and exhaust ports to allow larger volume of gases to flow. Polish the surface to reduce friction for same reason.

There is a lot more...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-05-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Wayne, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Mike S
Ken, sent you a PM.

Ken, sent you a PM.
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