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Forum: RV-4 09-03-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,213
Posted By Michael Henning
Roger, Was it the rivets holding the hinge to...

Roger,
Was it the rivets holding the hinge to fuselage that failed?
Forum: RV-4 07-26-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By Michael Henning
I routed my fuel lines through footwell area with...

I routed my fuel lines through footwell area with no issues of interference.
Forum: RV-4 07-08-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,390
Posted By Michael Henning
1018 empty weight, 1750 gross, 218 is max weight...

1018 empty weight, 1750 gross, 218 is max weight for rear seat pax. Still easy to fly. No acro, faster on approach.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-05-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Michael Henning
Excellent job, Mike. Have fun with it.

Excellent job, Mike. Have fun with it.
Forum: COMM 06-26-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Michael Henning
There is a service center in Syracuse, NY. Fast...

There is a service center in Syracuse, NY. Fast turnaround, reasonable price and they are factory authorized.
Forum: RV-4 06-20-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By Michael Henning
I was very careful to adjust the datum point...

I was very careful to adjust the datum point after the roll bar was moved back.
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By Michael Henning
I did the mid as exactly per the plans, and no...

I did the mid as exactly per the plans, and no bulkheads needed to be moved. That area is extremely strong.
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By Michael Henning
And like Bill said, you WILL love the -4. It is a...

And like Bill said, you WILL love the -4. It is a fabulous airplane.
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By Michael Henning
I moved the roll bar back the maximum allowable...

I moved the roll bar back the maximum allowable distance (IIRC, 2”). The bulkheads stay I their original location. The bottom seat hinge moves back the same distance. No interference with the rear...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Michael Henning
Also try loosening the connectors on the module,...

Also try loosening the connectors on the module, and reconnecting them.
Forum: RV-4 05-13-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By Michael Henning
RTV silicone between the skin stiffeners by the...

RTV silicone between the skin stiffeners by the trailing edge.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,727
Posted By Michael Henning
Jab, Iíd be interested in the difference in price...

Jab,
Iíd be interested in the difference in price and scope of work between the FAA repair shop and the airboat place. Good luck with either choice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By Michael Henning
Use 3M 5200 as the adhesive next time... they...

Use 3M 5200 as the adhesive next time... they will never ever ever come off. You can buy a small toothpaste tube size from Loweís for about $5.
Forum: RV-4 04-18-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By Michael Henning
Itís always the last thing you check🤔

Itís always the last thing you check🤔
Forum: RV-4 04-16-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 244,260
Posted By Michael Henning
Nice workmanship. Get it done, they are a blast...

Nice workmanship. Get it done, they are a blast to fly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By Michael Henning
My holes were for the clecos to hold it in...

My holes were for the clecos to hold it in position. All deburred.
Forum: RV-3 04-10-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By Michael Henning
On my -4 I mounted the Andair gascolator center...

On my -4 I mounted the Andair gascolator center bottom of firewall. I also built a cooling shroud for it with a blast tube. It was difficult to drain, and then the drain started leaking when fuel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By Michael Henning
That is correct. Not one mechanical fastener. The...

That is correct. Not one mechanical fastener. The thin washers are between the canopy and the frame.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By Michael Henning
Round. Roughly 1/2”

Round. Roughly 1/2”
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By Michael Henning
I used some thin aluminum washers as a spacer,...

I used some thin aluminum washers as a spacer, and Clecos to hold canopy to rail until adhesive was cured. A regular caulking gun is all you need to apply it, and sandpaper to scuff surfaces, and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By Michael Henning
I used 3M 5200 fast cure on my canopy. No...

I used 3M 5200 fast cure on my canopy. No mechanical fasteners, remains flexible, single stage, recommended by Todd at Toddís Canopies. 3 years, 190 knots peak speed, no cracks and no problems. I...
Forum: COMM 04-07-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Michael Henning
I had my A-200 repaired about a month ago by an...

I had my A-200 repaired about a month ago by an Icom service center... $75. Works great again.
Forum: RV-3 04-06-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,559
Posted By Michael Henning
I am not familiar with the landing gear on a -3,...

I am not familiar with the landing gear on a -3, but on the -4 the gear is sensitive to tire pressure. Too much or too little, and it will shimmy. I run 32 PSI. Smoky I think mentioned he uses 30...
Forum: Propellers 04-06-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Michael Henning
Call WW, ask for Bill. I don’t think he is on...

Call WW, ask for Bill. I don’t think he is on this site, but he is the go to guy over there.
Forum: RV-4 04-04-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,150
Posted By Michael Henning
Gawking

Skip,
How many hours have you spent staring at your plane on your way out of the hangar?
Forum: RV-4 04-01-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By Michael Henning
Results?

Did the tire pressure work?
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,103
Posted By Michael Henning
Smoky, Did he think it was flutter or a loose...

Smoky,
Did he think it was flutter or a loose trim tab?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,725
Posted By Michael Henning
Carl, You were fortunate to get those hours out...

Carl,
You were fortunate to get those hours out of it. My air show friend is Rob Holland, and my A&P friend that I also consulted was a Red Bull Air Race mechanic, and I got the consensus that with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,725
Posted By Michael Henning
An air show pilot friend of mine told me to go w...

An air show pilot friend of mine told me to go w 8.5/1 compression, and that if you needed extra power from time to time, to set the governor to 2800 rpms. You don’t need to run it that fast all the...
Forum: RV-4 03-25-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By Michael Henning
If it is for front seat, just glue some foam to...

If it is for front seat, just glue some foam to roll bar.
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By Michael Henning
I run 32 psi in my tires. You mentioned it felt...

I run 32 psi in my tires. You mentioned it felt like you had some shimmy going... the -4 is prone to that if psi isnít right.
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,150
Posted By Michael Henning
Nice looking plane. You will love ❤️ it. I call...

Nice looking plane. You will love ❤️ it. I call mine 5 squared... 5 years of construction spread out over 25 years.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Michael Henning
I would wait. My engine sat, and got some...

I would wait. My engine sat, and got some corrosion. Plus, if an AD comes out, it is much easier to deal with unassembled.
Forum: Reviews 03-13-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Michael Henning
My house typically has poor coverage, it I had a...

My house typically has poor coverage, it I had a signal strength of “5”, which was good enough. Hangar has a signal strength of “12” out of 18. I am impressed with the quality and forethought put...
Forum: Reviews 03-13-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Michael Henning
Phone activated switch

I purchased a U-Phone-It switch from FST LLC(through ACS). It is extremely well built, and the customer support is outstanding. I had a question on Sunday, and texted the number in the manual. I got...
Forum: Reviews 03-11-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Posted By Michael Henning
Batterymart.com👍

I ordered a PC-680 battery from www.batterymart.com, $109.95, free shipping. Quick service, and knowledgeable too.
Forum: RV-4 03-09-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By Michael Henning
Are your skins dimpled or machine countersunk?

Are your skins dimpled or machine countersunk?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By Michael Henning
Be sure to post what Christen has to say.

Be sure to post what Christen has to say.
Forum: Propellers 03-07-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Michael Henning
My Whirlwind needs at least 1750 RPMs to cycle.

My Whirlwind needs at least 1750 RPMs to cycle.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,031
Posted By Michael Henning
Removing the engine doesnít take that long. All...

Removing the engine doesnít take that long. All of the work is getting stuff set up the first time. I do t know a out accessory ase, if it canít be that hard to open up.
Forum: RV-4 03-01-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By Michael Henning
I have the Vetterman 4 pipe system, and love it....

I have the Vetterman 4 pipe system, and love it. The sound, I am told, is amazing when I come by at 180 knots.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Michael Henning
Engine dehydrator and engine heater?

Would running a dehydrator and an engine oil heater 24/7 during the winter cause condensation inside the engine?
Forum: Northeast 02-25-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Michael Henning
C&R Helicopters at KASH.

C&R Helicopters at KASH.
Forum: RV-4 02-21-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,208
Posted By Michael Henning
Try it with the safety of a runway underneath you?

Try it with the safety of a runway underneath you?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By Michael Henning
Engine dehumidifier

I assembled a dehumidifier today. It is a fish tank air pump that feeds into the bottom of a 12Ēlong (vertically oriented)x 3Ē diameter pvc pipe. I screwed one end cap to a board, then glued the pipe...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,025
Posted By Michael Henning
Canadian Joy is right about the build structure...

Canadian Joy is right about the build structure of Bose headsets. Mine broke trying to replace the ear pads, and I was being gentle. The DC headsets are built more than strong enough to handle...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,025
Posted By Michael Henning
A yoke broke on my Bose X headsets. I upgraded to...

A yoke broke on my Bose X headsets. I upgraded to the DC One-X and haven’t looked back. Less money, equal or better performance, and if it breaks, I can drop it off to DC in the morning and they will...
Forum: Safety 01-12-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,691
Posted By Michael Henning
Put baby powder inside of tire before installing...

Put baby powder inside of tire before installing tube. Also, inflate and deflate a few times to make sure tube is not kinked. I had a flat twice (no baby powder), once just after run-up, and once...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,226
Posted By Michael Henning
Scott, I feel your pain. I let someone fly my...

Scott,
I feel your pain. I let someone fly my plane, and he had a prop strike. During the IRAN inspection, I had 9k in uninsured repairs discovered, to include some cam shaft corrosion. The upside...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,284
Posted By Michael Henning
I have a ďToddísĒ canopy on my -4. Has anyone...

I have a ďToddísĒ canopy on my -4. Has anyone taken over the operation or filled the void from Todd?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,991
Posted By Michael Henning
My ECI connecting rods were affected by an AD. I...

My ECI connecting rods were affected by an AD. I spoke with JD at ECI, and he said that the old company would not pay any money towards new rods, and the new ECI isnít offering any deals on it...
Forum: RV-4 12-08-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By Michael Henning
Daddyman, How did you find out you lost the nut?...

Daddyman,
How did you find out you lost the nut? After flying aerobatic aircraft, I put on a plexiglass inspection cover to be able to visually inspect before each flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By Michael Henning
I donít know better, it I have no stiffeners, ...

I donít know better, it I have no stiffeners, or do I get any shimmy. There are threads that go over fire pressure to eliminate shimmy. Iím at 32PSI
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,213
Posted By Michael Henning
My rates went up $100. They were going down, and...

My rates went up $100. They were going down, and I suspect a couple of years before they start going down again. Iím now at $1250 a year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,213
Posted By Michael Henning
The insurance company and I came to a suitable...

The insurance company and I came to a suitable agreement. I now have brand new connecting rods.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By Michael Henning
Two years into it, and the flyboy seat heaters...

Two years into it, and the flyboy seat heaters are working great. Knock on wood.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,483
Posted By Michael Henning
Great looking plane. Congrats. What do you find...

Great looking plane. Congrats. What do you find the biggest difference between the -6 and the -7?
Forum: RV-4 11-17-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By Michael Henning
Cool video. With a CS prop, it seems the plane...

Cool video. With a CS prop, it seems the plane will decelerate on the upside of a Maneuver faster than the fixed pitched will, and on the downside of that maneuver it seems a constant speed will...
Forum: RV-4 11-17-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By Michael Henning
Hi Chris, Itís tough to do formation aerobatics...

Hi Chris,
Itís tough to do formation aerobatics between a fixed pitch and a CS prop airplane. I have been doing a lot of formation aerobatics with a sonex. The performance difference between the...
Forum: RV-4 11-16-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By Michael Henning
Chris, What is your empty weight?

Chris,
What is your empty weight?
Forum: RV-4 11-16-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By Michael Henning
I have an IO-360, whirlwind prop(29 pounds), and...

I have an IO-360, whirlwind prop(29 pounds), and a christen inverted oil system. My PC-680 is mounted just behind firewall and my CG is within a 1/4Ē of where vans recommend it.
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,730
Posted By Michael Henning
I have the WW151 prop, and the CG is dead on with...

I have the WW151 prop, and the CG is dead on with amazing performance. Have WhirlWind make the ďoldĒ style blades for the prop... 1 mph slower, but the acceleration and deceleration are incredible.
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