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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-25-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Mike S
http://www.headsetsinc.com/Headsets.html I have...

http://www.headsetsinc.com/Headsets.html

I have used there ANR upgrade kits on four headsets, good products.

They also sell a complete unit if you do not want to fiddle around upgrading an old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Mike S
SHE'S BAAACKKKK!!!!!!!

SHE'S BAAACKKKK!!!!!!!
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Allen, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Good choice, the 10 is a sweet ride.
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Mike S
What make/model of ELT?

What make/model of ELT?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,244
Posted By Mike S
This is what the last 19 pages boil down to. To...

This is what the last 19 pages boil down to.

To some folks good design means minimum parts and potential failure points.

To others good design means double or triple redundancy with all the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-24-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=15111

Give Bob a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,130
Posted By Mike S
I bought a partially built kit, the previous...

I bought a partially built kit, the previous builder had signed and dated each step when he did the check off box.

The FAA inspector was satisfied with that. I did get the inspector involved early...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Mike S
As I recall, it can fail due to trying to let the...

As I recall, it can fail due to trying to let the A/P fly in heavy turbulence. There are a number of older threads on this----------if you do a search, be sure to set the time frame to "any date"
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Mike S
OK, got it. I was not aware you had started...

OK, got it. I was not aware you had started including these with the system. I remembered that a few years back there were issues.......

Looks like you grabbed the bull by the horns and addressed...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-23-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.net/rvwp_country.pdf Inte...

http://www.vansairforce.net/rvwp_country.pdf

Intel source.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-23-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,244
Posted By Mike S
Hmmm......

Hmmm......
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Mike S
Are you aware of the need to do periodic checks...

Are you aware of the need to do periodic checks on the exhaust fitting to be sure it hasn't "coked" up?

Also, are you aware of the secondary relief port some folks have installed in the suction line?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Mike S
I like it:D

I like it:D
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ryan, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Jesse Saint is in Florida, and Vic Syracuse is in Georgia--------no idea which is closer to you, but both are 10...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-23-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brandon, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.:D

I would have suggested contacting Vic-------but he already jumped in.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-22-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Chris, congrats on the new bird:D
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Mike S
Aaand that is why I should read a post all the...

Aaand that is why I should read a post all the way through before making a comment.

OK, now I have switched to the software or programing camp.
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=36476
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Mike S
Have you checked the shear screw on the servo?

Have you checked the shear screw on the servo?
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Mike S
New problem, or something that has been there ??

New problem, or something that has been there ??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mike S
Pull all the bottom spark plugs, and crank until...

Pull all the bottom spark plugs, and crank until you see oil pressure. Have the mixture in ICO.

The plugs out will allow any preservative gunk to blow out the cylinder, and the lack of compression...
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mike S
Vans has a heat shield product that is designed...

Vans has a heat shield product that is designed for this.

Adhesive backed alum foil.

Big thing is to get the inner cowl surface clean, and smooth. A wet coat of epoxy brushed on is a good way to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By Mike S
Looks like a winner:D

Looks like a winner:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,244
Posted By Mike S
OK, I had 240+hours over 6+ years on a dual...

OK, I had 240+hours over 6+ years on a dual battery, dual alternator system part of which had dual electronic ignition-------and a failure of the dual EIwill make the engine just as quiet as a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-19-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

David, congrats on the new plane, and welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,578
Posted By Mike S
Or mine either. What is your mission?? If any...

Or mine either.

What is your mission?? If any aerobatics are involved, the 9 is out.
Forum: Rocket 05-18-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Mike S
Connected by diodes, relays, switches or just...

Connected by diodes, relays, switches or just simple magic wire;):D:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,637
Posted By Mike S
Which is why I kept my second screen in that...

Which is why I kept my second screen in that mode.

Best of both worlds, and allows for cross check of info presented.

If I had to fly with a single screen, would most likely stay in Gods Eye view...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,624
Posted By Mike S
Mehrdad, are you aware of this place-----right...

Mehrdad, are you aware of this place-----right off Missouri Flat Rd.

https://www.fabricationtoolsandmaterials.com/index.htm

Great place for tools, cleaners, and advice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By Mike S
Steve, many so called portable generators are...

Steve, many so called portable generators are actually alternators-----not sure if that makes much of a difference, but this might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,637
Posted By Mike S
Absoutly it is worth it to me. On one trip to...

Absoutly it is worth it to me.

On one trip to Vans Homecoming, the weather started dropping and I had to divert from my intended course to find lower terrain------luckily I knew the area enough to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-17-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Mike S
Your links still do not work, but I was able to...

Your links still do not work, but I was able to copy/paste them into a new window and my browser found them.

As to PMs------- click on the login name of the person you want to send a PM, there is a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,244
Posted By Mike S
I used a switch rated at 20A, double pole and...

I used a switch rated at 20A, double pole and tied the two sides together----In theory this will double the load capacity of the switch.

Worked just fine for me.


All in all your setup looks good....
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mike S
Go to your local hardware or plumbing supply...

Go to your local hardware or plumbing supply store and get a bees wax toilet sealing ring. Must be bees wax, not some modern synthetic substitute.

Use a dab of bees wax on the threads of your SS...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-16-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mark, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,636
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Poul Erik, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,244
Posted By Mike S
Although this was originally in reference to...

Although this was originally in reference to automobile racing-----it is often quoted in things aeronautical ........and rightly...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-15-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ed, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

And, thank you for your service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By Mike S
OOPS------Todd, you are right-----my bad. I did...

OOPS------Todd, you are right-----my bad.

I did mine last summer, and forgot the correct order.

Hardest part of the whole ball of mud was convincing the doc he could do it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By Mike S
Before. As I recall, the form for the MD to sign...

Before.

As I recall, the form for the MD to sign is only printed after you successfully do the online course.

There is an instruction/education packet you can print off that is directed at the MD,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-14-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ben, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-14-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jae, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Nick, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,244
Posted By Mike S
If you are running dual feeds and CB's, and...

If you are running dual feeds and CB's, and switching with a toggle switch, why would you need the relay at all?

In the linked schematic the relay is used to switch from one pump to the other while...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,062
Posted By Mike S
Timing, suspect I. Or more correctly stated,...

Timing, suspect I.

Or more correctly stated, advance curve.
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,980
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=7602

Just in case you reconsider doing it yourself..........
Forum: Tools 05-11-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tom, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Bandsaw blade----fine tooth for doing alum sheet will also work for angle stock, just let the blade cut and do not force it.

I like no more than 1/4" wide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Mike S
I really doubt you can do it in a single piece...

I really doubt you can do it in a single piece without a seam.

You might consider something that requires a seam or two------checkerboard or spiral designs comes to mind.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Mike S
Have you picked out a paint shop yet? If so,...

Have you picked out a paint shop yet?

If so, might be a good idea to see if they have someone to recommend.

With our 10, my wife had done a real basic line drawing on a piece of printer paper and...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brandon, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By Mike S
If ya caint squeeze em-----drive em.

If ya caint squeeze em-----drive em.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,352
Posted By Mike S
I feel your pain....

I feel your pain....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Mike S
Bug nut

https://www.wagaero.com/control-bug-nut.html
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-09-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
DAR
Views: 668
Posted By Mike S
The EAA has a fantastic package that I strongly...

The EAA has a fantastic package that I strongly recommend.

It contains all the needed forms, detailed instructions, and necessary placards....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By Mike S
CA glue---AKA super glue.

CA glue---AKA super glue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Chad------big Congrats on the new fledgling :D:D

Photos ------ aint official until the photos, ya know..........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,406
Posted By Mike S
As I recall, mine still had the blue plastic on...

As I recall, mine still had the blue plastic on it.

The part is something Vans punches out from flat stock.
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By Mike S
Dayton Murdock is a member here, he manufactures...

Dayton Murdock is a member here, he manufactures quadrants -----might talk to him also. Google DJM Mfg.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=87456

This is a 10, but you might want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Mike S
If the cable setup is like my 10, there are a...

If the cable setup is like my 10, there are a couple pieces of flat stock used to link the cable to the pedal assembly-------check and make sure they are the same length.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Mike S
Have you noticed any issues with rudder travel...

Have you noticed any issues with rudder travel while flying?

A suggestion for you...........

Have someone sit in the plane and push on the rudder pedal while you are outside looking at the travel....
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Mike S
Are these holes possible tooling alignment holes??

Are these holes possible tooling alignment holes??
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-08-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Eric, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
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