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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Mike S
Strap...

Strap...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
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: 5
Views: 619
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: 1,245
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: 1,245
Posted By Mike S
It is what most folks call the flywheel.

It is what most folks call the flywheel.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-17-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Mike S
Also, need a GRT 8.4 HX screen. Adaptive AHRS a...

Also, need a GRT 8.4 HX screen. Adaptive AHRS a big plus if available too.
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
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: 906
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: 400
Views: 53,759
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: 14
Views: 991
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: 9,741
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-15-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Mike S
Radio and GRT EFIS wanted

Looking for a good used Garmin GTR 200.

Don't need the tray/backplate.

Somebody out there who upgraded to the Bluetooth unit?????
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-15-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Mike S
What purpose is programing your info into a...

What purpose is programing your info into a receive only unit?
Forum: RV-4 07-13-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 267,644
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: 3,771
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: 3,397
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: 32
Views: 5,189
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: 3,397
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: 3,397
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: 3
Views: 1,351
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: 37
Views: 3,448
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: 528
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: 3,701
Posted By Mike S
What he said..

What he said..
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
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: 949
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: 20,393
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: 433
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: 400
Views: 53,759
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-06-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bob, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Images are not inserted, you need to have them hosted at some internet site, then you insert the link to the image using the square yellow icon above. Looks...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-06-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Mike S
Fuel schmule........ Just glad you guys are...

Fuel schmule........

Just glad you guys are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,538
Posted By Mike S
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/da2oXAI7fQIVLncL...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/da2oXAI7fQIVLncLO5bsKi4-b1sCd5KT2D9HqWGBXRtMcThHA3qmrrHn0jHoRUiV5K50GYmNovIWWTypPb3f3ni3M5aDemU8sIHl3wubavzv0Fcvk5WrnZSPGL2Yea_Dvf39JFt6Hkun8qdZZHap01gDQRKxkjfE90IW0Z...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-06-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Mike S
Congrats, you figured it out;)

Congrats, you figured it out;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
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: 612
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: 556
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Wayne, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-05-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=173031
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Mike S
Ken, sent you a PM.

Ken, sent you a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,538
Posted By Mike S
Are you sure?? Looks like the spider that keeps...

Are you sure??

Looks like the spider that keeps the balls in place.

https://5.imimg.com/data5/RX/TI/ZR/NSDMERP-3170154/3170154-product-1551261359534-500x500.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Mike S
The Titan 340 is available with tapered fins on...

The Titan 340 is available with tapered fins on the cylinder, most likely needs different parts where it wraps the cyl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Mike S
This is how I did the RV 10 when I switched from...

This is how I did the RV 10 when I switched from Slick Lasar with standard key switch, to the SDS CPI.

New plane is going to get something very similar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

David, congrats on the new ticket:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Michele, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Mike S
Wow, that is nice. DR-----front page stuff.

Wow, that is nice.

DR-----front page stuff.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-25-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Mike S
The one I am referring to is from yesterday,...

The one I am referring to is from yesterday, about the prop.

Havent yet heard back from you about questions I asked.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-25-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Mike S
Check your PMs.

Check your PMs.
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Mike S
Yellow plastic bondo spreaders from auto body...

Yellow plastic bondo spreaders from auto body shop.

You can cut/shape as...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-24-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mitchell, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-3 06-24-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bud, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-23-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Mike S
Welcome , and Congratulations

Mike, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on the 14!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,524
Posted By Mike S
Yep, and not just RVs ----

Yep, and not just RVs ----
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Steve, congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Mike S
Aaaa yep, forgot that. Saw the empty snap...

Aaaa yep, forgot that. Saw the empty snap bushings and well, you know.....



I used airframe as ground, no issues. But, the plane was not primed inside. I did make sure to ground the engine to the...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Mike S
Step bolt access. Rudder cables.

Step bolt access.

Rudder cables.
Forum: California 06-14-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Robert, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

A bit of advice for your RV 10 urge--hang onto your wallet, it will be one of the best plane rides you have had;)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ken, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

You might try contacting Vans, pretty sure they have made that particular trip a time or two;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-09-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Mike S
Possible fix.

Take it apart, clean and reassemble with green locktite???

The green stuff will stop a weeping rivet in a fuel tank, hopefully will work with brake fluid.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,319
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Adam, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,319
Posted By Mike S
Little smaller, LOTS noisier.....

Little smaller, LOTS noisier.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By Mike S
Pretty sure Fiberfrax is what Dan is using on his...

Pretty sure Fiberfrax is what Dan is using on his plane------and has recommended in a few threads on this subject.
Forum: Safety 06-03-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By Mike S
Nice device that is designed to address your...

Nice device that is designed to address your concerns.

I had it in the 10, will be putting one in the new plane also.

http://www.tcwtech.com/Safety-Trim%20Page.htm
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-02-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Jeff, congrats on the new elephant dinner;)
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

And the Vans Hobbs climbs another notch:D:D
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