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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF, and Congratulations

Jeff, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on the new fledgling, photo looks good.

North Shore---------love it.
Forum: RV-14 Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By Mike S
Yep, sure does.

Yep, sure does.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By Mike S
Nope, wants me to sign in or register. Congrats...

Nope, wants me to sign in or register.

Congrats on the new project:D
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By Mike S
This is yet another shining example of taking...

This is yet another shining example of taking care of a problem, and involvement with the RV/VAF/Customer community.

Way to go, Robert.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By Mike S
Done, good thought on that.

Done, good thought on that.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-17-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ben, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jeremy, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Think about all the things that get installed in a wing-----then plan for a few new ones that could be developed before you get done.

A/P servo.

Leading...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By Mike S
I had a similar issue with the plate just below...

I had a similar issue with the plate just below the right mag------turns out the nut at the bottom of the mag is really easy to miss, and the nut on the block off plate is just sitting there waiting...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bill, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By Mike S
Or, you could try doing it at BDC. Prop aint...

Or, you could try doing it at BDC. Prop aint gonna move.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,506
Posted By Mike S
WOW----------

Tom, sorry to hear (read?) this news, glad that she is showing improvement.

Prayers for her...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Marvin, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By Mike S
No photo here.......... [ed. Me either.... ...

No photo here..........

[ed. Me either.... v/r,dr]
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-13-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Mike S
Moved it to classifieds for you.

Moved it to classifieds for you.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Luke, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-11-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mike, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: California 07-11-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Aaron, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By Mike S
This is what a Shell rep told me would happen...

This is what a Shell rep told me would happen when I switched from straight mineral to detergent oil in my old Stinson-----20 some years ago.

He also said the consumption would go down as the parts...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Mike S
I mounted a D-sub 9 to the fuse for the roll...

I mounted a D-sub 9 to the fuse for the roll servo control wiring.

Strobe wiring had Molex connectors already installed.

All other lines were done with knife splice connectors,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Annie, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Mike S
There have been reports from folks using the...

There have been reports from folks using the piston cooling jets that the oil cooler may need to be upgraded.

Stands to reason, you are extracting additional heat from the piston, and transferring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

James, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-05-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Alex, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-05-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Mike S
Check you PMs.

Check you PMs.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-04-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Mike, great way to celebrate independence day-----congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 127,087
Posted By Mike S
No idea what the technobabble means, but it sure...

No idea what the technobabble means, but it sure looks like some kind of incontinence control undergarment:eek:

Could that be right???? Depends.......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,443
Posted By Mike S
One of the big fuel suppliers bought a lot of...

One of the big fuel suppliers bought a lot of brand new engines in NorCal somewhere around the late 80s or early 90s for failures due to Jet A getting into the 100LL supply chain.

IIRC, couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Mike S
I have had good luck with factory gaskets-----be...

I have had good luck with factory gaskets-----be sure things are clean when you put it together.

Also, check for nicks or other surface defects on the sealing surfaces.

Once I thought I had a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,456
Posted By Mike S
Resistance is...

Resistance is futile.

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Aleutian%20Campaign/Grand%20Aleutian%20-%201%205.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Congrats on the new fledgling:D

But you look to be short on seats----------time to start a 10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,499
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Bill, congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-27-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,069
Posted By Mike S
So, no take the $$$ up front and ship...

So, no take the $$$ up front and ship whenever???

Good on you Ross:D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-26-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,456
Posted By Mike S
Well done cousin, another epic adventure for sure.

Well done cousin, another epic adventure for sure.
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Mike S
The drilled bolt/castellated nut/cotter pin is...

The drilled bolt/castellated nut/cotter pin is correct.

The vert fin is subject to slight side to side movement around the bolt, thus the hardware call out.

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Tom, congrats on the plane---------love the Escher :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jim, welcome aboard:D:D

You have come to the right place for things RVish.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-24-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

James, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Mike S
Possibly dumb question----are there shims that...

Possibly dumb question----are there shims that are to be installed under the front spar mount for the H stab?

If so, are they in place?

The gap in the photo seems to be quite a bit more than...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Mike S
Yep, same thought on this.

Yep, same thought on this.
Forum: Safety 06-21-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,066
Posted By Mike S
It is also a sealant.

It is also a sealant.
Forum: Safety 06-21-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,066
Posted By Mike S
I believe Vans sells a cover kit for said access...

I believe Vans sells a cover kit for said access holes.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Mike S
I used the stuff Flyboy Accessories sells. Good...

I used the stuff Flyboy Accessories sells. Good for other uses too-----cut a big washer to fit around the tow bar hole in the nose pant among other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,112
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Steve, congrats on the hobbs milestone.
Forum: RV-4 06-19-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,721
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations

Right-------now go break in a 540 if you want to see some scary fuel flow numbers.

She sure looked and sounded good flying by last week.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,374
Posted By Mike S
Please check carefully for other damage, impact...

Please check carefully for other damage, impact point on the elevators, and rudder hinge mounting points come to mind.
Forum: Safety 06-17-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,066
Posted By Mike S
How old is the plane-----tank slosh may be the...

How old is the plane-----tank slosh may be the answer:(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,022
Posted By Mike S
Have you swapped the probe around to see if it is...

Have you swapped the probe around to see if it is reading high?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Mike S
Two thoughts........ If that drain has a very...

Two thoughts........

If that drain has a very slow leak, you could be seeing the dye that is left over after the fuel evaporates from the leak.

Or, something inside the tank is dissolving...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,280
Posted By Mike S
This is what I did, Mike was aware of the fact I...

This is what I did, Mike was aware of the fact I was planing to do the first flight, and drilled me on that area.

Whatever you decide, be safe and have fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Mike S
My first thought is a bad ground. But that is...

My first thought is a bad ground. But that is almost always my first thought with wiring issues.

My second is electrical noise from alternator or ignition.

Last thought, is the oil sensor being fed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-16-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By Mike S
That is what preventive maintenance is all about.

That is what preventive maintenance is all about.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Mike S
I found a step drill (Unibit) worked...

I found a step drill (Unibit) worked well.

https://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/i/m/image_11761.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,665
Posted By Mike S
No, my question was serious. Duff felt my...

No, my question was serious.

Duff felt my opening with "wow dude" wasnt serious.

This guy (Mr. Wheeler) has offered up a lot of rebuilt engines for sale over the last few months, but never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,587
Posted By Mike S
Yep, what he said. You can also use short pieces...

Yep, what he said.

You can also use short pieces of copper bar to gang together like items, such as all avionics, all lights, etc.

I buy copper pipe couplings and cut off a ring a bit over 1/4"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,338
Posted By Mike S
Yep, remember that one. A simpler setup is to...

Yep, remember that one.

A simpler setup is to use a magnet to hold the door in the up/closed position, and you just give the door a push down to open it when you land. Air pressure will close it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,587
Posted By Mike S
Kinda figured that, just checking to be sure.

Kinda figured that, just checking to be sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Mike S
To the best of my knowledge these statements are...

To the best of my knowledge these statements are correct.

Your having to ask leads me to wonder how new you are to the EXP. world.

Bigger question would be your level of skill/knowledge to do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,587
Posted By Mike S
It would appear you are using a keyed...

It would appear you are using a keyed ignition/start switch.

They are kinda bulky----so be sure you leave adequate room around the body of the switch.

Your breaker grid might need more room for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,665
Posted By Mike S
Actually that was a serious question-------kinda...

Actually that was a serious question-------kinda expected a yes or no answer.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-11-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,665
Posted By Mike S
Wow dude, you sure do post a lot of...

Wow dude, you sure do post a lot of engines---------are you a rebuild shop?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Mike S
You are correct about the starter being grounded...

You are correct about the starter being grounded to through the case contact----an due to the rubber isolaters in the mount, you need a good solid ground source back to the airframe.

I do not think...
Forum: California 06-11-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Mike S
Laura and will try to get there;)

Laura and will try to get there;)
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