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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Kyle, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: West (and Southwest) Yesterday, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Keith, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By Mike S
OK, got that. Pretty sure I had the 200 on my...

OK, got that.

Pretty sure I had the 200 on my IO540.

Memory fades a bit ------ 11+ years old info from when I got the engine.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By Mike S
Are you sure of this? IIRC, the Airflow Perf...

Are you sure of this?

IIRC, the Airflow Perf units still flow a small amount at full lean on the mixture----one of the reasons for the purge valve being used to shut down the engine.
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Mike S
Bill, that is a great idea. For folks flying to...

Bill, that is a great idea.

For folks flying to OSH the first time, the procedure may seem really strange-----but it works well, and after doing it a few times you realize how much thought and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Mike S
Excellent advice, in addition you really need to...

Excellent advice, in addition you really need to get, read, and understand the NOTAM.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-20-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

DJ, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-20-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By Mike S
I think the OP was asking how to utilize the...

I think the OP was asking how to utilize the purge valve in a hot start situation.

Jim's response is fine, but no mention of the purge valve.
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By Mike S
Yep, me too....

Yep, me too....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-19-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157263
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By Mike S
None. You are most likely idling at shutdown,...

None.

You are most likely idling at shutdown, which is a happy place for both the mixture and throttle. Just use the bypass valve to shut the engine down, not the mixture.

For restart, with the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Mike S
Thanks

John, thanks for the report------just what I was hoping for.

Anybody else out there?
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jared, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Mike S
I had dual batteries, little one powered up the...

I had dual batteries, little one powered up the EIS and EFIS so I could start the engine on the big battery, and not brown out the avionics. There was a diode that prevented current back flow from...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-15-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By Mike S
LoPresti Swift Fury.

LoPresti Swift Fury.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-15-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Mike S
One thing-----be sure you are using the correct...

One thing-----be sure you are using the correct in/out ports.

There is a gascolater out there that feeds from the rear mounting flange, not sure if it is the one Vans sells or not.

See this thread....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dale, welcome aboard:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mike S
Methinks you should count your...

Methinks you should count your blessings---------14 years might be a record.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Mike S
That is what I was thinking of---

That is what I was thinking of---
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Mike S
The holes appear to be for a nutplate. Possible...

The holes appear to be for a nutplate.

Possible a reinforcement for the fiberglass parts, or lead counterweight???
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Mike S
Agreed, but this is going into a C172----so the...

Agreed, but this is going into a C172----so the Echo/GRT is a no-go.

The SkyBeacon is supposed to be certified soon............
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Gary, congats:D:D
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Mike S
SkyBeacon pireps wanted

Anybody out there using the SkyBeacon setup from uAvionix?

https://www.uavionix.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SkyBeacon_Remastered.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Congrats on this upcoming milestone-----it WILL be one of the momentous things in your life.

Make up a sign on a piece of cardboard, just put HBP on it in letters big enough to see from 50' away....
Forum: Midwest 02-11-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By Mike S
Ummmmm what's all the white stuff on the ground??

Ummmmm what's all the white stuff on the ground??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mike S
My $0.02

What will kill you or bend up the plane??

Work on those skills.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Larry------first post time, welcome aboard.

Are all the connections on the supply side clean and tight? if so, start with the ground circuit, would be my advice.

Is this a new plane, or a new...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Mike S
OK, trim down means the motor is working, and...

OK, trim down means the motor is working, and wiring to motor is good----at least after the relay.

Clicking relay means power is good and relays are at least energizing the coils, and cooley hat...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-10-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 51,069
Posted By Mike S
Work fine here.

Work fine here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Mike S
No idea about online stuff, but the EAA has a...

No idea about online stuff, but the EAA has a great package for registration, all forms and a checklist/worksheet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Nelson, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-09-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,917
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Wow------two newbies in an hour, in the same thread, both David.....

Welcome aboard to both of you------the good ship VAF:D:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mike S
Good choice:D:D I do like the pitot symbol.

Good choice:D:D

I do like the pitot symbol.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-08-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mike, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Mike S
Are they even a Vans part? Or, supplied along...

Are they even a Vans part?

Or, supplied along with the wheel by the mfg?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mike S
Welcome, glad to help. Can the script be moved...

Welcome, glad to help.

Can the script be moved higher up?
Forum: Safety 02-08-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By Mike S
I never thought about using a scope----but I was...

I never thought about using a scope----but I was taught to loosen the belt, and spin the pulley, feel for rough spots, push/pull to check any bearing looseness etc.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-08-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,917
Posted By Mike S
The part numbers on the AD appear to have been...

The part numbers on the AD appear to have been updated as more potentially defective cylinders were found.

When I bought my project which included a reman engine, the cylinders were not subject to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mike S
You could also label it "Push On" If I were...

You could also label it "Push On"

If I were making my own switch covers, that is how I would do it.

Or, for the maximum of overkill for the OCD types--------switch identifying label in the center,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mike S
I would say it was off.

I would say it was off.
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Rich----many congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

John, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Mike S
Just to make sure folks understand the difference...

Just to make sure folks understand the difference from other Vans nose gear models-----(not sure about the 14) RV 10 leg does not "flex"----it pivots on the attachment points at the engine mount, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,610
Posted By Mike S
GREAT NEWS

Andy, thanks for the update------good that she is doing better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Wes, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,002
Posted By Mike S
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Mike S
I am going to take a wild guess here, and say you...

I am going to take a wild guess here, and say you are not flying a 10.;)

I used wet suit material to fill the slot in front of the gear leg, slit in the middle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,372
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jim, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Rick, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

As to selecting the model you want-----first define your mission,-----then work backwards from the mission you will be flying.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-28-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By Mike S
Sounds similar to the...

Sounds similar to the Panther.

https://flywithspa.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By Mike S
Mainly economics. My wife retired and we were...

Mainly economics. My wife retired and we were able to generate a wad of cash that way.

Plan was to build another homebuilt, but the 172 kinda fell into our hands.

Also, my wife has been wanting to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By Mike S
OK, great info here------I am also late 60s, and...

OK, great info here------I am also late 60s, and went from a RV 10 to a 172. I find the 172 vastly harder to get into than the RV 10 was.

Pretty sure I will develop the correct "system" for getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Gerald, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

A good set of noise canceling headphones will help with the "tin can" sound.

If you are referring to the ride etc, remember that lighter is better when...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-27-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Mike S
OK, details buddy--------whatcha buildin?

OK, details buddy--------whatcha buildin?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,927
Posted By Mike S
SWEEEET:D Looks like front page material to me.

SWEEEET:D

Looks like front page material to me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,205
Posted By Mike S
Before spending the $$ for a new alternator,...

Before spending the $$ for a new alternator, check the regulator-------assuming you have an external regulator.

B and C is a good source for these parts.

I used a belt from NAPA when I changed...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,274
Posted By Mike S
Are you sure it is not part of the ram air...

Are you sure it is not part of the ram air kit??

Is the exterior knurled on the end opposite the set screws?

If so, I seem to remember the set screws hold the part to the servo, and the filter can...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Howard, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,954
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Gary, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-12 01-22-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By Mike S
Take a little trip up to Vans??

Take a little trip up to Vans??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,059
Posted By Mike S
Energy density is the key

When the batteries will supply power for the same length of time as the fuel tanks do, without weighing more than the petro fuel, and the batteries can be recharged in the same time as it takes to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Pete, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
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