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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,482
Posted By fl-mike
Walt has a very good layout. If you want steam,...

Walt has a very good layout.
If you want steam, I'm partial to them on the left, as they will be in your field of vision in the flair and left turns. I still am quicker to pick up the visual cues...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By fl-mike
if it's the aft rivets in the tip rib, I use this...

if it's the aft rivets in the tip rib, I use this to start the squeeze. Them finish off with the no-hole. A few bucks and some quality time at the grinding wheel. Have come in handy a few times...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By fl-mike
The trailing edge skin-to-rib rivets? Not sure...

The trailing edge skin-to-rib rivets? Not sure by your description "in the to".
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By fl-mike
SOLD Crimpers. Amp PIDG and T&B

Four used Amp 49556 PIDG crimpers for 22-16 AWG wires and "red" terminals. Production quality tools. Surplus with engraved markings. Make the nice "diamond" type crimp. (not five, gave one to a...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,895
Posted By fl-mike
As a VFR pilot and long-trip-weather scaredy-cat,...

As a VFR pilot and long-trip-weather scaredy-cat, I used WeatherSpork this year for the Oshkosh trip and it was fantastic. My favorite feature is the way it will time-shift the weather forecast...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By fl-mike
run it full speed all the time. KISS. Once that...

run it full speed all the time. KISS.
Once that big fan up front is turning, any noise is insignificant. Power consumption will be constant unless you use a switcher supply. i.e. you're just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By fl-mike
Since it is close to the tip, you may be able to...

Since it is close to the tip, you may be able to smooth it out with a rounded end steel rod the same diameter as the trailing edge inside diameter. Inserted through the end rib gap.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-14-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,653
Posted By fl-mike
A real punch in the gut

Such a loss for the RV community, his family, and friends. Jon was always someone I sought out at SnF and Oshkosh after meeting him at the NC formation clinic when I was a "scary red guy". Truly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By fl-mike
Responding to the original question, here is what...

Responding to the original question, here is what I measured with an assortment of torque wrenches checked with old-school torque calibrators (dig the Cleco name!)

I found the running and "stiction"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,112
Posted By fl-mike
You’re looking for a Clark fastback kit, but they...

You’re looking for a Clark fastback kit, but they have been out of production for a while.
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,727
Posted By fl-mike
I use an #5 Optivisor all the time. I find it...

I use an #5 Optivisor all the time. I find it just right. Not the power you asked for, but there are many powers available.
http://www.doneganoptical.com/products/optivisor
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By fl-mike
At Airbus, the floor would be raised to eliminate...

At Airbus, the floor would be raised to eliminate the fall-risk of the steps. Just sayin’! The manufacturing fixtures are as big a development as the plane itself. Really impressive.
Forum: Tools 09-20-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By fl-mike
Yeah, but a 6" notcher is even cleaner! Like...

Yeah, but a 6" notcher is even cleaner! Like butter.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,766
Posted By fl-mike
Best cylinders I ever took off a plane. Wish I...

Best cylinders I ever took off a plane. Wish I had kept them, but resale and all that. New ones burn more oil and have lower compression. Go figure.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By fl-mike
Plenty on Digikey and similar, or I’m sure Stein...

Plenty on Digikey and similar, or I’m sure Stein could hook you up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By fl-mike
Call me pessimistic, but how much solar radiation...

Call me pessimistic, but how much solar radiation is going to be available in the clouds at night? Not to mention what the surface temperature will be on a warm sunny day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,829
Posted By fl-mike
All hail the 555 timer and NPN (or was it PNP?)...

All hail the 555 timer and NPN (or was it PNP?) circuit. Doesn’t get much simpler than that.
Could repurpose a PWM PC fan speed controller too. They are cheap and all over the web.
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By fl-mike
Two reversed fully insulated Fast-on tabs would...

Two reversed fully insulated Fast-on tabs would be simple and carry the current fine. Reverse the pairs to maintain polarity when servicing.
Forum: Primers 09-08-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,755
Posted By fl-mike
Yes. See the award winning Safari helicopter...

Yes. See the award winning Safari helicopter accident report for a real-world example. The issue is a reduction in fatigue life due to micro crack initiation at the hardened surface...I think.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,646
Posted By fl-mike
ARINC is many things, not just the 429 labels and...

ARINC is many things, not just the 429 labels and physical interface.
GAMA Also has a standard set of 429 labels published.
ARINC Establishes characteristics for many things in order to enable...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,646
Posted By fl-mike
This is why ARINC came into being. To standardize...

This is why ARINC came into being. To standardize avionics and interfaces.
(Airlines drove it)
If a manufacturer uses proprietary interfaces and protocols, it is usually to keep out competition. Draw...
Forum: COMM 09-07-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By fl-mike
Otto p7 Is what you seek.

Otto p7
Is what you seek.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By fl-mike
Use the fuel tubing trick. Get some weedeater...

Use the fuel tubing trick.
Get some weedeater fuel tubing from ACE Hardware. (kind of yellowish, or greenish) with appropriate ID for the rivet shank.
Cut into 1/8 to 3/16" long "cylinder"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By fl-mike
Your feet take up the slack, so they are as tight...

Your feet take up the slack, so they are as tight as you push.
But, yes, there is some “zling” as the cable strands slide over the bushings.
I put plastic sailboat stay covers over the portion in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,035
Posted By fl-mike
Lance Logan took over Todd’s business and is...

Lance Logan took over Todd’s business and is producing 8 canopies. Picked mine up a few months back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By fl-mike
Right, the pre-pumched parts are not dimensioned....

Right, the pre-pumched parts are not dimensioned.
They are a “buy” item.
Can’t help you with dimensions, I have manual trim.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By fl-mike
Drawing 5PP has the parts you need...

Drawing 5PP has the parts you need illustrated.
E-618EEP-1 and E-617EEP-1 are the two Horn pieces for the electric trim.
Forum: ADS-B 08-21-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,687
Posted By fl-mike
Do you get the light and audio on Self Test? If...

Do you get the light and audio on Self Test?

If the installation is good, and there’s a traffic alert that causes the displayed target to be yellow, then the Traffic Alert discrete output should...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,023
Posted By fl-mike
What is the condition of the Lightspeed manifold...

What is the condition of the Lightspeed manifold pressure hose? Mine crumbled after seven years. Not sure why it would matter, but you didn’t mention it.

I’d look at mechanical and...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,687
Posted By fl-mike
Vic, do you have the ATAS option?

Vic, do you have the ATAS option?
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,687
Posted By fl-mike
Try wiring one leg of the 422 first. Might work...

Try wiring one leg of the 422 first. Might work as most 232 receivers are fine with 5V data.
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,141
Posted By fl-mike
I repurposed the horn pair off of a Cadillac a...

I repurposed the horn pair off of a Cadillac a few years ago. Sounds manly and can be useful occasionally for ensuring a clear prop at fly-in's and the occasional oblivious fly-in taxiway wanderer,...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,822
Posted By fl-mike
The K&S hobby tubing rack at your local Ace...

The K&S hobby tubing rack at your local Ace Hardware will have lots of thin wall brass and aluminum tubing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,190
Posted By fl-mike
Is that entire plane skimmed with Bondo? What...

Is that entire plane skimmed with Bondo? What is going on on the side between the canopy and the wing that is cracked and lifting?
Wow.
But the prop and spinner doesn’t look bad!

Move on, plenty...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,994
Posted By fl-mike
Lift table on castors? Check Craigslist How...

Lift table on castors? Check Craigslist
How about this? It even looks fast!
https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/for/d/stryker-pro-mx-r3/6666826138.html
Forum: Formation Flying 08-10-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,897
Posted By fl-mike
Regular Push-pull throttles are fine. Push button...

Regular Push-pull throttles are fine.
Push button / Locking mixture-type vernier controls are not allowed on the throttle.

If you’ve ever flown formation, you know that the throttle is in constant...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By fl-mike
Been there, done that on a 6. Swapping the...

Been there, done that on a 6. Swapping the scoops was not that bad, once you spend some time thinking about how to make it look seamless.

Use a die grinder with cutoff wheel to cut off old scoop...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By fl-mike
I got the non-locking deluxe fuel caps. Some...

I got the non-locking deluxe fuel caps.
Some large flange hinge pieces if you want to do the hidden hinge wing tip attachment method.
The other suggestions are good.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,962
Posted By fl-mike
Probably because he misspelled Neil's name! :eek:...

Probably because he misspelled Neil's name! :eek: That will get you detention at rock school!

But yeah, wedge blocks, double sided tape, clamps, etc. And then make three anyway. It's a right of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By fl-mike
https://www.arc-components.com/round-and-square-pa...

https://www.arc-components.com/round-and-square-panel-mount-circuit-breakers.html
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,276
Posted By fl-mike
I used FlyQ this year for the OSH trip and really...

I used FlyQ this year for the OSH trip and really like it. Previously used FF. I also found FlyQ more intuitive and like the larger text for old eyes. Syncs with the online planner, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,402
Posted By fl-mike
This takes me back to undergraduate...

This takes me back to undergraduate engineering:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queueing_theory

Way, way back!

I think CB..err...Mr. Clark may have some academic resources at his disposal! :D ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,776
Posted By fl-mike
Randy, Whatever is easier to clean off the...

Randy,
Whatever is easier to clean off the belly!

I'm running Phillips xc20w50 and Camguard. JB said keep doing what you're doing when he swapped my (perfect) Eci AD cylinders at 430 hours. Cam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,402
Posted By fl-mike
The 36 departure controller Friday morning was...

The 36 departure controller Friday morning was awesome.
Efficient and enthusiastic. Even complimented the Dc-3 for blowing him off the stand during runup!
Somebody in line knew him by name, so I’m...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,402
Posted By fl-mike
Once I got past Fisk, it seemed I had the sky to...

Once I got past Fisk, it seemed I had the sky to myself.
Sure seemed like they could have had more planes in the pipe to 27, but that’s not my call (and Fisk is not the only pipe of arrivals). I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By fl-mike
Same here, made my own, twice! :D Factory part...

Same here, made my own, twice! :D
Factory part fit was not to my standards.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By fl-mike
The MOA boundary moved east about ten miles as...

The MOA boundary moved east about ten miles as shown on a current sectional.
Not sure when it moved.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By fl-mike
The barbs are fine. I used Tygon tubing. My...

The barbs are fine. I used Tygon tubing. My only leak was the NPT side of a plastic fitting at the instrument. Kind of crappy threads if you look at them, with a mold seam across the threads. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 67,757
Posted By fl-mike
Hmmm, I use a variable speed rotary for all of it...

Hmmm, I use a variable speed rotary for all of it (buffing). Not sure how you avoid edge burn with a DA. I always buff "off" at the edges. Only takes and instant if you hit it the wrong way to...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-05-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By fl-mike
Having done a strip and repaint myself, I'm...

Having done a strip and repaint myself, I'm convinced that 80% of a repaint cost is the stripping! I never want to do that again! ( and this was using the new pink peroxide based stripper, not the...
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By fl-mike
Have a real part number and manufacturer, or a...

Have a real part number and manufacturer, or a photo?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By fl-mike
My 6" Diacro notcher made similar quick work of...

My 6" Diacro notcher made similar quick work of that operation. Very clean and quick.

A local Craigslist find.
Forum: Tools 07-03-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By fl-mike
I think Bob Avery may have included just such a...

I think Bob Avery may have included just such a thing with his C-frame.
I may have one in the drawer. Will check tonight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,097
Posted By fl-mike
I did a similar test about 30(!) years ago when...

I did a similar test about 30(!) years ago when building a 4.
I found that freshly solution heat treated rivets (driven “soft” and then aged for a few days if I recall correctly) sheared almost...
Forum: COMM 06-25-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By fl-mike
Try cleaning the screen flex contacts first.

Try cleaning the screen flex contacts first.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By fl-mike
C&K 9000 series should work if it will fit. The...

C&K 9000 series should work if it will fit.
The ubiquitous 7000 series does not quite have the DC current rating you need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By fl-mike
Per theory, the midpoint location will give the...

Per theory, the midpoint location will give the average pressure between two different pressures (slip or skid). So, that’s where I made my junction, because, well, me. The offset junction has been...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,983
Posted By fl-mike
Mine were torqued (hinge rod end jam nuts) but...

Mine were torqued (hinge rod end jam nuts) but loose after 100 hours or so. I attributed it to torquing on a top coat painted surface and subsequent cold flow of the paint out of the bearing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,614
Posted By fl-mike
As Redbud40 said, Jan Bussell in Okeechobee will...

As Redbud40 said, Jan Bussell in Okeechobee will get you up to speed in no time. Once he said I was good to go, my first flight was a non-event.
The biggest issue was the drive! Three hours vs. 35...
Forum: Reviews 05-30-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,947
Posted By fl-mike
Looks a lot like a Bolle ski helmet with less...

Looks a lot like a Bolle ski helmet with less ventilation. Always wondered if my POC ski helmet would be just as good as something like this. Only use it one week a year now!
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By fl-mike
Something "squeezy" (rivet squeezer with flush...

Something "squeezy" (rivet squeezer with flush dies or a vise)
Something "pointy" and a hammer. (a drift punch is one "pointy" tool)

:)
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By fl-mike
Safety wire garrote. Slice the sealant between...

Safety wire garrote. Slice the sealant between the parts.
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