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Forum: RV-10 Today, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jared, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
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: 838
Posted By Mike S
LoPresti Swift Fury.

LoPresti Swift Fury.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-15-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
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: 895
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: 3,060
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: 845
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: 845
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: 4
Views: 251
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: 1,001
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Gary, congats:D:D
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
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: 769
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: 1,585
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: 1,304
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: 845
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: 296
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: 50,816
Posted By Mike S
Work fine here.

Work fine here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
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: 1,071
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: 22
Views: 2,301
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: 1,730
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: 419
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: 221
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: 1,730
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: 1,278
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: 22
Views: 2,301
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: 1,730
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: 1,730
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: 1,105
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: 805
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

John, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-06-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Mike S
More info in this old...

More info in this old thread.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=286734
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
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: 17,536
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: 869
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: 5,805
Posted By Mike S
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
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: 9,333
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: 795
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: 11
Views: 1,587
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: 883
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: 883
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: 883
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: 1,666
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: 3,866
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: 1,163
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: 1,264
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: 965
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: 1,918
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: 1,173
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: 2,027
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: 1,024
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Pete, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Another fledgling joins the flock:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Scott, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on the new bird.

Thanks for your service
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 525,686
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Steve, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,698
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Kent, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Sounds like you have already made up your mind, and are just asking for our "permission" -----------

OK, I give you permission, GO FOR IT!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mike S
Methinks you need to reconsider your insurance...

Methinks you need to reconsider your insurance company.

Gallager and SkySmith are both RV knowledgeable.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-17-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.net/VAFclassifieds.htm

http://www.vansairforce.net/VAFclassifieds.htm
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,963
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jason, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By Mike S
Have you experienced this with a variety of bits?

Have you experienced this with a variety of bits?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,963
Posted By Mike S
http://www.motorcyclepilot.com/pods.php This is...

http://www.motorcyclepilot.com/pods.php

This is for a 10, but it could suggest ideas maybe?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,734
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Chad, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Mike S
If you are not afraid of working fiberglass, most...

If you are not afraid of working fiberglass, most anything is possible.

Do you know that there is going to be a fitment issue, or just suspect there will be one?

Whatever exhaust system you choose...
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