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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By Mike S
WOW----------

Tom, sorry to hear (read?) this news, glad that she is showing improvement.

Prayers for her...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Marvin, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By Mike S
No photo here.......... [ed. Me either.... ...

No photo here..........

[ed. Me either.... v/r,dr]
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-13-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Mike S
Moved it to classifieds for you.

Moved it to classifieds for you.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Luke, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-11-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mike, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: California 07-11-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Aaron, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By Mike S
This is what a Shell rep told me would happen...

This is what a Shell rep told me would happen when I switched from straight mineral to detergent oil in my old Stinson-----20 some years ago.

He also said the consumption would go down as the parts...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By Mike S
I mounted a D-sub 9 to the fuse for the roll...

I mounted a D-sub 9 to the fuse for the roll servo control wiring.

Strobe wiring had Molex connectors already installed.

All other lines were done with knife splice connectors,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Annie, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Mike S
There have been reports from folks using the...

There have been reports from folks using the piston cooling jets that the oil cooler may need to be upgraded.

Stands to reason, you are extracting additional heat from the piston, and transferring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

James, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-05-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Alex, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-05-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Mike S
Check you PMs.

Check you PMs.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-04-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Mike, great way to celebrate independence day-----congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,246
Posted By Mike S
No idea what the technobabble means, but it sure...

No idea what the technobabble means, but it sure looks like some kind of incontinence control undergarment:eek:

Could that be right???? Depends.......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,382
Posted By Mike S
One of the big fuel suppliers bought a lot of...

One of the big fuel suppliers bought a lot of brand new engines in NorCal somewhere around the late 80s or early 90s for failures due to Jet A getting into the 100LL supply chain.

IIRC, couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Mike S
I have had good luck with factory gaskets-----be...

I have had good luck with factory gaskets-----be sure things are clean when you put it together.

Also, check for nicks or other surface defects on the sealing surfaces.

Once I thought I had a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,354
Posted By Mike S
Resistance is...

Resistance is futile.

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Aleutian%20Campaign/Grand%20Aleutian%20-%201%205.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Congrats on the new fledgling:D

But you look to be short on seats----------time to start a 10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,431
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Bill, congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-27-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,351
Posted By Mike S
So, no take the $$$ up front and ship...

So, no take the $$$ up front and ship whenever???

Good on you Ross:D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-26-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,354
Posted By Mike S
Well done cousin, another epic adventure for sure.

Well done cousin, another epic adventure for sure.
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Mike S
The drilled bolt/castellated nut/cotter pin is...

The drilled bolt/castellated nut/cotter pin is correct.

The vert fin is subject to slight side to side movement around the bolt, thus the hardware call out.

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Tom, congrats on the plane---------love the Escher :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jim, welcome aboard:D:D

You have come to the right place for things RVish.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-24-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

James, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,205
Posted By Mike S
Possibly dumb question----are there shims that...

Possibly dumb question----are there shims that are to be installed under the front spar mount for the H stab?

If so, are they in place?

The gap in the photo seems to be quite a bit more than...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Mike S
Yep, same thought on this.

Yep, same thought on this.
Forum: Safety 06-21-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,994
Posted By Mike S
It is also a sealant.

It is also a sealant.
Forum: Safety 06-21-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,994
Posted By Mike S
I believe Vans sells a cover kit for said access...

I believe Vans sells a cover kit for said access holes.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By Mike S
I used the stuff Flyboy Accessories sells. Good...

I used the stuff Flyboy Accessories sells. Good for other uses too-----cut a big washer to fit around the tow bar hole in the nose pant among other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,092
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Steve, congrats on the hobbs milestone.
Forum: RV-4 06-19-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,621
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Right-------now go break in a 540 if you want to see some scary fuel flow numbers.

She sure looked and sounded good flying by last week.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,316
Posted By Mike S
Please check carefully for other damage, impact...

Please check carefully for other damage, impact point on the elevators, and rudder hinge mounting points come to mind.
Forum: Safety 06-17-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,994
Posted By Mike S
How old is the plane-----tank slosh may be the...

How old is the plane-----tank slosh may be the answer:(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,986
Posted By Mike S
Have you swapped the probe around to see if it is...

Have you swapped the probe around to see if it is reading high?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Mike S
Two thoughts........ If that drain has a very...

Two thoughts........

If that drain has a very slow leak, you could be seeing the dye that is left over after the fuel evaporates from the leak.

Or, something inside the tank is dissolving...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,196
Posted By Mike S
This is what I did, Mike was aware of the fact I...

This is what I did, Mike was aware of the fact I was planing to do the first flight, and drilled me on that area.

Whatever you decide, be safe and have fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Mike S
My first thought is a bad ground. But that is...

My first thought is a bad ground. But that is almost always my first thought with wiring issues.

My second is electrical noise from alternator or ignition.

Last thought, is the oil sensor being fed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-16-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Mike S
That is what preventive maintenance is all about.

That is what preventive maintenance is all about.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By Mike S
I found a step drill (Unibit) worked...

I found a step drill (Unibit) worked well.

https://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/i/m/image_11761.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,629
Posted By Mike S
No, my question was serious. Duff felt my...

No, my question was serious.

Duff felt my opening with "wow dude" wasnt serious.

This guy (Mr. Wheeler) has offered up a lot of rebuilt engines for sale over the last few months, but never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By Mike S
Yep, what he said. You can also use short pieces...

Yep, what he said.

You can also use short pieces of copper bar to gang together like items, such as all avionics, all lights, etc.

I buy copper pipe couplings and cut off a ring a bit over 1/4"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,241
Posted By Mike S
Yep, remember that one. A simpler setup is to...

Yep, remember that one.

A simpler setup is to use a magnet to hold the door in the up/closed position, and you just give the door a push down to open it when you land. Air pressure will close it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By Mike S
Kinda figured that, just checking to be sure.

Kinda figured that, just checking to be sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Mike S
To the best of my knowledge these statements are...

To the best of my knowledge these statements are correct.

Your having to ask leads me to wonder how new you are to the EXP. world.

Bigger question would be your level of skill/knowledge to do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By Mike S
It would appear you are using a keyed...

It would appear you are using a keyed ignition/start switch.

They are kinda bulky----so be sure you leave adequate room around the body of the switch.

Your breaker grid might need more room for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,629
Posted By Mike S
Actually that was a serious question-------kinda...

Actually that was a serious question-------kinda expected a yes or no answer.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-11-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,629
Posted By Mike S
Wow dude, you sure do post a lot of...

Wow dude, you sure do post a lot of engines---------are you a rebuild shop?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Mike S
You are correct about the starter being grounded...

You are correct about the starter being grounded to through the case contact----an due to the rubber isolaters in the mount, you need a good solid ground source back to the airframe.

I do not think...
Forum: California 06-11-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By Mike S
Laura and will try to get there;)

Laura and will try to get there;)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-11-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Mike S
Mike, great news:D For those flying in from the...

Mike, great news:D

For those flying in from the west, how about a description of the corridor through the Fallon area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Claude, congrats on bringing it to life:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like you need a DPDT at least. I think..

Sounds like you need a DPDT at least.

I think..
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Mike S
As I understand your need, yes it will. We are...

As I understand your need, yes it will.

We are using an external GPS module (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRMo9R_uqds) that talks via bluetooth to a mini ipad, all is fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,790
Posted By Mike S
Not visable with the flaps up-----------??

Dont park with the flaps down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 104,750
Posted By Mike S
And, to close the loop here------------Laura...

And, to close the loop here------------Laura passed her check ride this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Chris, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.

Check with Partain trucking, they specialize in moving RVs.
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

David, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

You will love the 10.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-05-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Phillip, congrats on the new fledgling:D

Now, photos..........
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-05-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Congrats on the new fledgling--------and a second to the photo request.
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