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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=182335
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Mike S
easy places to start

Take a look at the switch.

Check the grounds.

Blown fuse, C/B?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Joe----congrats on the pink:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Mike S
Possibly in the wing root?

Possibly in the wing root?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Mike S
Here is an alternate. Scroll (:D) down to page...

Here is an alternate. Scroll (:D) down to page 3.

https://3bf21215-1086-4c74-9760-94816d14f2ef.filesusr.com/ugd/6e941e_20b98721bb6f4d139c375f6b4bd4a6aa.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Andy, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Couple thoughts for you -----Mehrdad's shorter time to build the 14 may be partially attributed to it being his second RV. No idea how much that factor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By Mike S
I do not know for sure, but my understanding is...

I do not know for sure, but my understanding is this was a first gen program issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By Mike S
If it is a first gen GRT unit, they were known to...

If it is a first gen GRT unit, they were known to occasionally loose their programing. Bug in the original software.

BTDT.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-28-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Mike S
You might try contacting the guy who made...

You might try contacting the guy who made them.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=10814
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-28-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mike S
It is all right here, scroll down to the food...

It is all right here, scroll down to the food truck, then look to the right at the sidebar.

http://www.vansairforce.net/rules.htm
Forum: Florida (South) 05-28-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Randy, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,485
Posted By Mike S
OK, I'll play along....

Fuel leak would be easy for an observer to spot.

Loose connection?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-28-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Michael, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Mike S
Good advice.

Good advice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Mike S
https://baselegaviation.com/pre-buy-examinations/

https://baselegaviation.com/pre-buy-examinations/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Mike S
You might check with Rick Gray-----...

You might check with Rick Gray----- http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=1318
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tony, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D:D

The 10 is a great machine, loved ours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Mike S
Wonderful:D

Wonderful:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By Mike S
No biggie, just wanted to make sure you were...

No biggie, just wanted to make sure you were aware of this offer.

Good luck with finding a repair station.

By the way, IIRC, the folks offering the group discount are a repair station.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=181720
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-23-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,379
Posted By Mike S
What is all that green stuff all around your...

What is all that green stuff all around your house??

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49927187741_19c47bfa61_c.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Mike S
Pretty much no time for that these days-----not...

Pretty much no time for that these days-----not only are all the RVs in hangars, but I am pretty sure you should seek permission to visit first. And, bring a mask for the time being. Not trying to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Steve, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

There are at least 3 RVs at Carson City, at lest 6 here at Dayton, and a few at Minden.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Mike S
:D:D:D:D:D

:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Paul, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,170
Posted By Mike S
I would stay away from hardware store alum angle...

I would stay away from hardware store alum angle stock for this-----you do not want to take a chance of it breaking.

Aircraft alum angle has an inner radius or fillet that greatly strengthens the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-21-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Josh, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-21-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Mike S
Already a thread going about...

Already a thread going about this.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=182694
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,115
Posted By Mike S
This has come up in the past with other...

This has come up in the past with other electronic instruments.

The unit may be sensing the rate of change in bank angle, not the angle itself. If you stabilize the turn, there is no longer a change...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Mike S
Dan Horton has many photos of his setup on the...

Dan Horton has many photos of his setup on the forum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,294
Posted By Mike S
One reason I really like GRT----they do their...

One reason I really like GRT----they do their best to play with other folks little magic boxes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,294
Posted By Mike S
SO happy with mine.

SO happy with mine.
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By Mike S
Scott, I believe the 14 uses the same wing...

Scott, I believe the 14 uses the same wing attachment as the 10.

If so, you can use hardware store bolts to temporarily attach the wings at your home, and do all the wing wiring, pitot AOA etc stuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Darwin, been wondering about the status of your new bird.

Photos are mandatory ----- you know that.

Congrats on the fledgling:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Mike S
Any idea how long ago this was?? 8-10 years ago...

Any idea how long ago this was??

8-10 years ago (as I recall) or slightly less, AC aero engines was posting some interesting intake systems. ACE engine or something like that. Kevin Eldridge was...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-18-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Mike S
There are a couple in the classifieds right...

There are a couple in the classifieds right now.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=182612

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=182609
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Aubrey, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Vic at Base Leg Aviation might be a good source for you to talk to.

https://baselegaviation.com/contact-us/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,170
Posted By Mike S
Our new build uses these cables----the mount is...

Our new build uses these cables----the mount is simply a short piece of angle alum stock, has a slot milled in one side that fits the groove in the cable housing end. There is a small hole on either...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Mike S
Have you confirmed the extra 0.160" is forward of...

Have you confirmed the extra 0.160" is forward of the prop flange face?
Forum: Autopilots 05-16-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Mike S
A few years back, I had a failure in one of my...

A few years back, I had a failure in one of my first gen GRT screens-----the one that drove the A/P.

I lost the ability to follow a GPS driven course, but the internal magician inside the TruTrak...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-16-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Mike S
OK, just heard back from FDS-----I will take the...

OK, just heard back from FDS-----I will take the mixer.

PM coming for payment and shipping info.

Thanks :D
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Matt, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Head west a bit, then south on 5.

Factory is in Aurora. Probably need to call first and see if they are showing planes.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-16-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Mike S
Check out the specs on vinyl ester resign. I...

Check out the specs on vinyl ester resign.

I seem to remember it having a higher temp rating.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Mike S
Lots of Reno racers are using the...

Lots of Reno racers are using the system----including Sport Gold winner Andrew Findley, Sport Bronze winner Lee Ulrich, and Sport Medallion winner Mark Frederickson.

I have crewed for Mark for 3...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By Mike S
Thanks, sent him a message. Appreciate you...

Thanks, sent him a message.

Appreciate you thinking of me.

Take care, fly safe.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-15-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Mike S
PM coming back at you.

PM coming back at you.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Mike S
I suspect the size of the panel may influence how...

I suspect the size of the panel may influence how folks see the need.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-14-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By Mike S
Yep, that would work also.

Yep, that would work also.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-14-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By Mike S
Bob, I was thinking I could use trim pots and...

Bob, I was thinking I could use trim pots and just put one in each feed-----only hook up wiper add one side of the resistor and leave the third pin open.

0-500ohm units should do the trick.

Trouble...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-14-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By Mike S
OK, looks like I need to go get some...

OK, looks like I need to go get some resistors.

Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-14-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

James, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on figuring out the photo posting voodoo :confused:;)
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-14-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By Mike S
Carlos, thanks for the idea------I have no idea...

Carlos, thanks for the idea------I have no idea if something like that would work, perhaps someone who understands things electronic could render an opinion ???
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-14-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By Mike S
GRT EIS for general engine issues----simple...

GRT EIS for general engine issues----simple tone.

GRT EFIS for the AOA------most likely synthetic voice saying "push"

Flight Data Systems CO monitor, gives CO levels and other alerts via voice. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-14-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By Mike S
Thanks Bob, surprised at the use of...

Thanks Bob, surprised at the use of resistors-----would have expected diode usage.
Forum: Reviews 05-14-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,524
Posted By Mike S
If you look at Darwins site,...

If you look at Darwins site, https://www.jdair.com/custom-tip-up-canopy-latch-for-vans-aircraft-rv-6-rv-7-rv-9-rv-14/ it is obvious this is not a part specific to the RV 14 only-----it fits other...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Mike S
Sorry, I have no contact with them----just saw...

Sorry, I have no contact with them----just saw this on another forum I visit.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-14-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By Mike S
Aux audio question

My new plane is using a Trig com radio, and it has a single aux audio input.

I have three devices that I want hooked up for audio warnings over the headphones, AOA, the EIS and a CO detector.

Any...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-12-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.net/rvwp.htm This might...

http://www.vansairforce.net/rvwp.htm

This might have info for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Hmmmmmm wonder why you call it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Mike S
Look at the hinge line, the 6 is straight through...

Look at the hinge line, the 6 is straight through the top.

The newer rudders have an offset portion that extends forward of the hinge line. Balance weight is added it the offset portion.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations on getting to the finish line.:D

Congratulations on getting to the finish line.:D
Forum: COMM 05-11-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,072
Posted By Mike S
Scott, congrats on killing this snake. And...

Scott, congrats on killing this snake.

And thanks for reporting on the fix-----may save others headaches in the future.
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