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Forum: Reviews Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By mike newall
I find these Chaps to be well over rated... They...

I find these Chaps to be well over rated...

They sneak along, start to make some stuff and before long, you are hooked. They keep making...... Stuff...... that you just decide that you need.

It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By mike newall
Great article Dan ! Not thrilled with Mike...

Great article Dan !

Not thrilled with Mike Busch's effort though, especially when you relate it to a lot of RV's.

If you are in a cruiser, don't aerobat, keep your oil level at a sensible level -...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By mike newall
We used Approach on our RV7 back in 2009. Super...

We used Approach on our RV7 back in 2009.

Super professional, long chat at Sun n Fun prior to dealing with them.

Subsequently wanted to add in HS34 to the Dynon fit, sent the hub back, they...
Forum: Propellers 11-11-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By mike newall
All good points, well presented. Our guys seem...

All good points, well presented.

Our guys seem to have an issue with EI and metal props, I think it may be historic and conservative.

I agree that the method of ignition should make no difference,...
Forum: Propellers 11-11-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By mike newall
Metal Props and Electronic Ignition

Has anyone got any information regarding restrictions placed by the prop manufacturers about running metal c/s props with electronic ignition ? We are not talking high compression or tricked up...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,704
Posted By mike newall
Nah Luv, just you was talkin proper....like ;) I...

Nah Luv, just you was talkin proper....like ;)

I have spent the last 20 years flying from Perfidious Albion to the Colonies.

As I explained to many of the FO's, it's their train set, say as you...
Forum: Tools 11-07-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,768
Posted By mike newall
Never found the hose length to be an issue. I...

Never found the hose length to be an issue. I nearly always use my unit sat on a stool, foot pedal at an easy distance. The head is so light it can get into tight spaces without doing your wrists...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By mike newall
I concur, when calibrated, it is accurate for the...

I concur, when calibrated, it is accurate for the bottom 2/3rds of the tank. The floats hit the top of the tank before full, but it doesn't matter, you are interested in how little fuel you have...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-06-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 133,383
Posted By mike newall
Well whatever it is going to be, they have...

Well whatever it is going to be, they have announced it via their newsletter last week.......;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By mike newall
New Model.....

I am surprised you chaps and chapesses didn't pick up on this titbit that came out from Vans yesterday........

"As we focus on the design for the next RV model, our factory has been working hard to...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-03-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By mike newall
Agreed. We prime the insides only. On our 7 we...

Agreed. We prime the insides only. On our 7 we waited until finished and then painted, the two 12's are still bare on the outside.

As mentioned, your painter may use chemistry different to you and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By mike newall
email on my profile or trent772 at graffika dot...

email on my profile or

trent772 at graffika dot biz

M
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-27-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By mike newall
King KY97A TSO

As new, has a tray but not original, you will need fo adapt.

Had to swap because of 8.33 in UK.

Unit is in Florida in Nov and will be shipped foc in US.

Has 8130 form from original US supplier....
Forum: Tools 10-23-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,768
Posted By mike newall
Here is a quick...

Here is a quick video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcFAgD5yabk
Forum: Tools 10-23-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,768
Posted By mike newall
Pneumatic squeezer - just use -10 washers, much...

Pneumatic squeezer - just use -10 washers, much quicker.

Numatx squeezer....... You don't need to ! You just have 2 pressure settings on your gauge, one for -3 rivets, 1 for -4 rivets. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By mike newall
Timers on Std Vans set up

Our 7 has a D100/D120 which has handy flight timers on the EMS.

Our 12 has a standard Vans set up on a Dynon Skyview HDX, so it has engine strip at the bottom, PFD left, map right.

There is a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,480
Posted By mike newall
Really tiny amounts and work along the wing.........

Really tiny amounts and work along the wing......

We had a heavy wing on the first 12, but the second flew hands off from new.

Both drop a wing in the stall but not a huge amount and you can pick...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By mike newall
We cut some patches from bent tubing and welded...

We cut some patches from bent tubing and welded them on as per the modified exhaust.

So we created our own 'new pipe'.
Forum: Primers 10-08-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By mike newall
Avoid chromate at all costs, it is just not...

Avoid chromate at all costs, it is just not necessary. As a heavy metal, it builds within your system and is not excreted.

The protection from non chromated rattle can and spray primers with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,902
Posted By mike newall
I refer the OP to a post I made a short while...

I refer the OP to a post I made a short while ago.

During flight testing, I took our 12 to 15,000'.

At that altitude, the speed scales referenced to TAS, the Vne was lower etc. As I started to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By mike newall
Check out the Evergreen Museum and on a weekend,...

Check out the Evergreen Museum and on a weekend, the WAAAM Museum.

http://www.waaamuseum.org/

https://www.evergreenmuseum.org/

Both well worth a detour, especially the WAAAM museum.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By mike newall
Spruce one is fine and at a good price. We have...

Spruce one is fine and at a good price.

We have two !
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By mike newall
We have transported two. One on a 16' trailer...

We have transported two.

One on a 16' trailer however the bed was only just wide enough and we needed to strap the main to the bed.

Wasn't a problem. Stabilator was lashed to approx neutral with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By mike newall
It was 15000' ! Was doing autopilot speed...

It was 15000' !

Was doing autopilot speed reversions and wanted to see what happened as it got higher. It stopped at around 12,500, so the rest was manually flown. Re installed autopilot when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By mike newall
David, it happens at partial power, so will be re...

David, it happens at partial power, so will be re balancing as we do the latest SB.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By mike newall
We called a local car recovery gadge and asked...

We called a local car recovery gadge and asked how wide his bed was.

Sufficient.

Oooo - good, how much to move something from A to B ?

$130

Cool.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,777
Posted By mike newall
Yea.... change the Garmin to Dynon :D:D:D I'll...

Yea.... change the Garmin to Dynon :D:D:D

I'll get my coat ;)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By mike newall
We have two P-Mags on our IO-360 and have been...

We have two P-Mags on our IO-360 and have been delighted. NGK auto plugs, swap them on the annual.

Hot and cold starts first time.

Can't be definitive about fuel savings, power etc as we never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By mike newall
Bulbs are planted underground, lamps go into...

Bulbs are planted underground, lamps go into normal fittings, filaments go into airplanes, these are discharge tubes....:D

Oh, we Brits can be so pedantic.
Forum: Northeast 09-07-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By mike newall
Steady now Chaps...... Best lobster I ever had...

Steady now Chaps......

Best lobster I ever had was in Cuba.

We were on a catamaran day out, they motored out towards a little island and stopped half way, this gadge dove over the side and came...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By mike newall
Flew again today, all well at high...

Flew again today, all well at high power.

Testing the autopilot reversions, ended up at 15,000'.....as you do.

EGT's all OK, high on the descent on partial power so may be related to balancing and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By mike newall
Great thoughts - thanks

Great thoughts - thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By mike newall
Yes, Any homebuilt aeroplane is the same. The...

Yes,

Any homebuilt aeroplane is the same.

The aeroplanes get a lot of inspection during the build, a massive inspection prior to first flight, so the theory is the fly off should be relatively...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By mike newall
Only snag is it is flagging amber.....

Only snag is it is flagging amber.....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By mike newall
High EGT on right side

First hours on a new RV12.

Right hand EGT is around 40 degrees higher than left. As you throttle back, the EGT rises.

At idle, around 60 degrees higher.

Any ideas ?

CHT is within 4 degrees...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By mike newall
Second of the 12's flew today.

So, with a change of direction 3 years ago, the RV8 project was sold, 2 12 kits were bought to satisfy my fly buddy's desire to build an aeroplane. He can't get a medical but is a good Engineer and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-21-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,700
Posted By mike newall
Try this as a compare and...

Try this as a compare and contrast...


https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-78VgBpW/0/10b3cc56/M/2019082117195214--5624101019139910835-IMG_6648-M.jpg
Forum: Propellers 08-20-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By mike newall
Group in the UK bought an RV8 with an MT electric...

Group in the UK bought an RV8 with an MT electric prop. Now having to set it manually and fly aerobatics almost as a fixed pitch prop.

The electric prop is great, but for touring, not stunting.

We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By mike newall
2 or 3 blade. Have a word at the chaps at Deland...

2 or 3 blade.

Have a word at the chaps at Deland - good people. They are the MT prop shop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,575
Posted By mike newall
You may be one of the ones I chatted to and...

You may be one of the ones I chatted to and relayed on 123.45 when you were outbound to UK. I was sipping tea at FL380 in my A330 en route Las Vegas and San Fran.

My buddy James works Shanwick...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 08-14-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,058
Posted By mike newall
I don't know who has the original Vimeo thing...

I don't know who has the original Vimeo thing that Jon and another did many years ago.

To the soundtrack of Angels and Airwaves.

Red plane and Blue plane messing about.

Isn't a finer tribute and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,760
Posted By mike newall
We have dual P-Mags on our 7 - original fit since...

We have dual P-Mags on our 7 - original fit since 2010.

I do a dead mag check every month, we do an inspection at annual when we change the plugs - whooo hoo, $7 a piece at O'Reillys ;)

Only time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,231
Posted By mike newall
So think of how I feel. I arrive at JFK to leave...

So think of how I feel.

I arrive at JFK to leave for Manchester England around 7pm. Storms, busy, what do we do ? Well, I load 4 tons extra fuel so I don't need to worry too much. We get loaded,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-23-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,845
Posted By mike newall
Yeeeeeeeaaaaaayyy !

Yeeeeeeeaaaaaayyy !
Forum: COMM 06-23-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By mike newall
Perfect answer - thanks Brian

Perfect answer - thanks Brian
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By mike newall
Any idea what a V-N diagram is.....? Just saying...

Any idea what a V-N diagram is.....?

Just saying :D
Forum: COMM 06-22-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By mike newall
KY97A replacement

As our Euro Masters/Dictators say that we must swap to 8.33 radios, we need to change our box 2 which is a King KY97A.

Our install is through an Approach Systems Hub so I don't want to change trays,...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-22-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,835
Posted By mike newall
Oh bugger... I bantered with the Dutch group...

Oh bugger...

I bantered with the Dutch group when we were building our RV7 from '04 - '10. This was pre forums and the speed of our coms these days.

Rene and his crew were passionate and involved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,307
Posted By mike newall
Leave it be until you want to mount it. 2...

Leave it be until you want to mount it.

2 ways

Either fit onto the engine mount vertically, then put the assembly onto the firewall or...

Put the mount on the firewall, then fit the engine onto...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,440
Posted By mike newall
This is a simple fix. get a drawing of the...

This is a simple fix. get a drawing of the doubler, fabricate and tig weld on... Surely :rolleyes:

I will contact the Mothership to see what they say, in the meantime, if anyone has input, come...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,184
Posted By mike newall
Well - I am going to support RVphil ! Well done...

Well - I am going to support RVphil !

Well done for thinking about regular oil changes, best and cheapest maintenance you can do.

If you replace the oil at 25 hours/6 months and change the oil and...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-21-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By mike newall
Did it a few years ago from North Las Vegas in a...

Did it a few years ago from North Las Vegas in a rented 182.

Chose the area around Canyon West, followed the proscribed safety heights and landed at Canyon West.

Not far to walk to the edge of the...
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By mike newall
We have recently had introduced a low use...

We have recently had introduced a low use inspection for c/s props in UK/Europe. It allows for a lot more practicality to be shown towards the calendar overhaul when not a lot of hours have been...
Forum: COMM 05-16-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By mike newall
Now sent for diagnosis at local avionics shop and...

Now sent for diagnosis at local avionics shop and looks like a board fault. Hoping to do a trade in - certainly not sending back to Garmin :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,016
Posted By mike newall
https://www.jbl.com/bluetooth-speakers/JBL+CHARGE+...

https://www.jbl.com/bluetooth-speakers/JBL+CHARGE+III.html

Stunning !

Will blow the windows out !!

Bluetooth from iPhone, easy peasy.

I heard that..... Pardon :D
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-03-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,117
Posted By mike newall
And that the normal upgrade from a 6 is the 8 VS...

And that the normal upgrade from a 6 is the 8 VS and rudder.....
Forum: COMM 05-01-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By mike newall
Issue seems to be the number of boards it gets...

Issue seems to be the number of boards it gets attached to. Our 'spert is on it again and is allegedly paying more attention.

Hopefully it will be tested satis this evening :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,065
Posted By mike newall
It's amazing what girls know.....:D I'll get my...

It's amazing what girls know.....:D

I'll get my coat ;)
Forum: COMM 04-30-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By mike newall
Garmin 430 battery replacement

Garmin 430 had message saying backup battery needs replacing.

Replaced as shown in various YouTube vids but it still shows backup battery message.

Is the message a latching message that needs...
Forum: Tools 04-26-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,768
Posted By mike newall
Use your pneumatic squeezer for...

Use your pneumatic squeezer for those......:rolleyes:

Shirley, you have both :D
Forum: Tools 04-25-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,768
Posted By mike newall
One of the main advantages of the Numatx is that...

One of the main advantages of the Numatx is that your hands are free to hold the piece and the head. You squeeze with your foot.

Why would you want a lever on the head :cool:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,306
Posted By mike newall
You may have clearance issues with the pendulum...

You may have clearance issues with the pendulum under the dashboard though.....:rolleyes:
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