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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By mike newall
Hey Ron, Yep, yours looks pretty terminal but I...

Hey Ron,

Yep, yours looks pretty terminal but I thought the thread grab was worth broaching the subject :D

Sadly, Todd is not with us any more, but you may look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By mike newall
Keep the new w & b printout in the ships papers...

Keep the new w & b printout in the ships papers and record brief details on the next maintenance line in your logbook - empty, moment, weight on each wheel etc.

The logbook is a diary, it can...
Forum: RV-14 Today, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By mike newall
If you use all the published speeds for the RV7/8...

If you use all the published speeds for the RV7/8 you will be in the ballpark.

Top tip - unless you have at least a half Raven, make hammerheads at 85 not vertical else your belly will be wet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By mike newall
I sometimes wonder why guys who are unfortunate...

I sometimes wonder why guys who are unfortunate to crack canopies don't turn to the vintage and antique fellas for help.

Most of the warbird community have canopies and plexi repaired, filled and...
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By mike newall
Ditto, We have done a couple now - the scratches...

Ditto,

We have done a couple now - the scratches get filled with primer, you get a great outside finish and quite a durable inside finish as well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By mike newall
As eventually it will probably find itself back...

As eventually it will probably find itself back in Blighty - why not go ahead with the low hours programme as per LAA LAA guidance. I will email you what I got from Malcolm, if you contact someone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By mike newall
Gents..... It is a Service Bulletin, not a...

Gents.....

It is a Service Bulletin, not a mandated event.

Your choice.

If all is well, carry on. If you feel something needs attention, then attend to it.

I may recommend that you choose to do...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By mike newall
Thanks - appreciate the report

Thanks - appreciate the report
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By mike newall
And yours would have...

And yours would have been...........:rolleyes:

I'll get me furry coat :D

Ta for the heads up btw - no knobs on ours - standard panels so will probably go with glareshield first, mouldings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By mike newall
Yep, Capacitor strobes are dead and buried now -...

Yep,

Capacitor strobes are dead and buried now - Go LED !
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By mike newall
Canopy Molding/Glareshield

As we are doing a 'posh' airplane, we are incorporating both the glareshield and canopy side moldings.

Does anyone have experience of installing these and in particular - which order to install them...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-09-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By mike newall
Anyone know the airplane ?

Had an email from a buddy who is interested in buying an RV8 currently advertised here

https://www.barnstormers.com/ad_manager/listing.php?id=1305171

Anyone know details or background on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By mike newall
T9................

T9................
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 58,291
Posted By mike newall
We are considering an old razorback 182. Good...

We are considering an old razorback 182.

Good old barge, carries 4 plus bags. Lose the door and go skydiving, reasonable strip performance, looks retro, but upgrade the front end bits - hey, you...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By mike newall
OK, My first reply was facetious...

OK,

My first reply was facetious but......

Really chaps - get rid of the bags !

Spend a night or two decanting everything into categorised drawers. Get a couple of large multi drawer Stanley flat...
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By mike newall
I know....... We were the same on our 12's. No...

I know.......

We were the same on our 12's.

No - make it fit is the answer I guess :D
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By mike newall
Oh dear..... Mr Gil has lost something ;)

Oh dear.....

Mr Gil has lost something ;)
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,336
Posted By mike newall
Don Emailed you. Let's chat - there is a way :D

Don

Emailed you.

Let's chat - there is a way :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By mike newall
Once you get your wrist calibrated, you can also...

Once you get your wrist calibrated, you can also use the 3 flute speed deburrer for all small countersinking up to #8 screws.

Takes a while to get the knack but saves a lot of time ;)
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,752
Posted By mike newall
Micro Molex solution - slice them off, use gold D...

Micro Molex solution - slice them off, use gold D Sub pins and sockets and a bit of heat shrink.... Move on :D
Forum: Tools 10-02-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By mike newall
If you see a brand called Fobco, get one. ...

If you see a brand called Fobco, get one. British made, beautiful drill. I was lucky enough to get a cracker for a couple of hundred.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-29-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By mike newall
Darn... No aeros. Come on Blue - where's yer...

Darn...

No aeros.

Come on Blue - where's yer spheroids mate :D

Nice vid.....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-27-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By mike newall
Move forward, get P-Mags, swap all the leads and...

Move forward, get P-Mags, swap all the leads and plugs - go NGK BR9-EIX's and enjoy better starting, better economy and cheaper maintenance.

Sell the LASAR on here or elsewhere while you can.

I do...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By mike newall
No, Sika will stick to Sika - get it on promptly...

No, Sika will stick to Sika - get it on promptly though, within 12 - 24 hours.

When I have done the canopies on our 7 and 8, we put a 'grab' bead on to get the canopy in place. the edge of the...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By mike newall
Yes, that is the nasty stuff ! Colloquialism I...

Yes, that is the nasty stuff !

Colloquialism I guess :rolleyes:
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By mike newall
We have had problems on ours which resulted in us...

We have had problems on ours which resulted in us re painting the whole airframe after 5 years. Initially along seams on the wings - particularly behind the tanks where internal condensation is...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By mike newall
Whatever you do end up with, if you have a QB...

Whatever you do end up with, if you have a QB kit, make sure once it is painted and cured you get some ACF50 or Corrosion X into as many places as you can.

The factory wash primer is definitely not...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By mike newall
Mickey, Ask him what primer he...

Mickey,

Ask him what primer he recommends.....:D:D
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By mike newall
I think this is a classic case of middle aged...

I think this is a classic case of middle aged spread ;)

The 12 was designed in a 2009 world, we are all older now in 2017 and guess what, all the goodies have expanded which results in more wires...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By mike newall
RV12's have quite a few pre dimpled bits and...

RV12's have quite a few pre dimpled bits and pieces - like you say, difficult places or strange material like firewall.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-22-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By mike newall
Looks...

Looks OK......


https://www.svb24.com/en/sika-sikaflex-221i-sealant.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By mike newall
And don't forget to take the impulse spacer off !

And don't forget to take the impulse spacer off !
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By mike newall
Darn.... Down to the last 500 to pull on our 2...

Darn.... Down to the last 500 to pull on our 2 12's...... will try the lower pressure :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-18-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By mike newall
Go onto Stein's YouTube channel - there be videos...

Go onto Stein's YouTube channel - there be videos !

If nothing, just type into YouTube D Sub backshell assembly and there will be tutorials.
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By mike newall
Run it at standard shop pressure 80-90psi. Check...

Run it at standard shop pressure 80-90psi.

Check the puller for notes on oiling, but normally a couple of drops down the airline each morning is sufficient.
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,295
Posted By mike newall
Reilly's or W*lm*rt They sell snot green or puce...

Reilly's or W*lm*rt

They sell snot green or puce pink bug remover. Cheap and very easy.

#1 goes round squirt, squirt, #2 goes round with a wet microfiber cloth - done.

If you want to be CDO (it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,233
Posted By mike newall
Hey Chief, we had a birdstrike....... Oh, Ok,...

Hey Chief, we had a birdstrike.......

Oh, Ok, where ?

Err, on the tailplane.

What ?

Well - it kinda went like this Boss......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,233
Posted By mike newall
We narrowly missed Guinea Fowl last week, but...

We narrowly missed Guinea Fowl last week, but that is sooo British ;-)

He was very fortunate, aeroplanes can be replaced.

One hopes that the Elk was put to good...
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By mike newall
Kinda what I thought. We have a well placed...

Kinda what I thought. We have a well placed hoist in the shop, so the engine can come off again once initial fitting has been done if we need more room for cowl work.

Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-18-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,255
Posted By mike newall
David, Initially, the canopy raised by about a...

David,

Initially, the canopy raised by about a foot, although there was no change to pitch. I spent 5 minutes swapping hands and finding a combination of throttle, holding the stick and stopping...
Forum: Propellers 09-17-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By mike newall
Mmmmm, Not the response I was hoping for as MT...

Mmmmm,

Not the response I was hoping for as MT were very good with us, but we were going through a prop shop who were gaining MT approval at the time and maybe MT were keen to help them as well as...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By mike newall
Just approaching this area. Am I getting the...

Just approaching this area.

Am I getting the order correct, the cowl gets fitted before the engine ?

On previous models, 7 & 8, the cowl was fitted after the engine so that the spinner fitted.
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By mike newall
Also depends on what day the holes were...

Also depends on what day the holes were made...;-)

Generally during our build there are some parts that just drift in, some rivets fit perfectly, but some are a bit snug.

The bearing fit can be...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-17-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,255
Posted By mike newall
I have reviewed the report and looked at the...

I have reviewed the report and looked at the comments about the canopy opening on the 6 and notice there was reference to a 12 incident as well.

I have had a canopy come open on both a 7 and a 12 -...
Forum: Propellers 09-16-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By mike newall
In the UK, the only MT problems have been on...

In the UK, the only MT problems have been on racing aeroplanes that have been operating at max rpm for long periods.

Also our military cadet force operate MT props on Grob Tutors - they were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By mike newall
NGK BR9-EIX are the ones. Resistor plugs with...

NGK BR9-EIX are the ones.

Resistor plugs with Brad's factory harness, never a buzz and good plugs.

I get them either from Amazon or get Reilly's to price match locally - a very good shop in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By mike newall
Flying a Tiger Moth is interesting... Flying it...

Flying a Tiger Moth is interesting...

Flying it a second time is plain stupidity - looks nice, has a wonderful 'presence' but an awful aeroplane to fly :eek:

Sadly, I have a few hours on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By mike newall
Tempest are the shortest of the std aviation...

Tempest are the shortest of the std aviation plugs but no reason why you can't swap out to car plugs and as Mickey shows, the NGK's are excellent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By mike newall
The non impulse magneto will be struggling to do...

The non impulse magneto will be struggling to do anything during starting, hence the use of impulse to rapidly spin the mag to help it create fire ! The P-Mag is producing max joules at the correct...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By mike newall
You nailed it in your summary... Nothing beats...

You nailed it in your summary...

Nothing beats good practical demonstration and instruction.

Just having discussions with a buddy who coincidentally has just bought a Pacer, how strange. He was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By mike newall
Sell both as new and install 2 P-Mags - finished...

Sell both as new and install 2 P-Mags - finished !

If you decide to install 1, please remove the impulse as it will do nothing to assist in the starting process as the P-Mag will provide impeccable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,025
Posted By mike newall
To reply to the OP and disregarding the tongue in...

To reply to the OP and disregarding the tongue in cheek post I made on the fixed pitch thread, let me submit my 2 cents worth for consideration.

These suggestions will apply to a 6, 7 or 8 with a...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By mike newall
Spot on....... Thanks

Spot on.......

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By mike newall
Streaming The Weather Channel live here in the UK...

Streaming The Weather Channel live here in the UK while doing tailcone fairings on our 12's....

The eye wall just went through Naples, the video was just simply amazing. Went from 80mph winds and...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By mike newall
Thanks - really surprised their isn't a simple...

Thanks - really surprised their isn't a simple rubber strip. I suppose it is all for lightness.

Problem is gaps at intersections can cause air leakage and loss of performance.
Forum: International 09-10-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By mike newall
Plus 1 to what Micky said ;) I have done 3...

Plus 1 to what Micky said ;)

I have done 3 containers with Vans now, they ship everywhere and are very comfortable with what they do. Barbara, Anne Marie and the others in the team do a fine...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By mike newall
Was wondering...... May use Tigerseal or similar...

Was wondering......

May use Tigerseal or similar PU paintable adhesive when assembled.
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By mike newall
VS Base Fairing ?

Just fitted our VS's and notice there are gaps at the bottom where they meet the tailcone. Only around 1/4" where the skin oil cans a little.

Now I may be being dumb, but I have gone through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,752
Posted By mike newall
Hmmmm, seems to be about 100kts out :D We have...

Hmmmm, seems to be about 100kts out :D

We have to do nasty overhead joins, so when it is quiet, I normally enter the overhead at 2000' around 190kts with 23/23 set, back off to 12/23 crosswind...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By mike newall
I think your signature answers your...

I think your signature answers your question........:D
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By mike newall
Agree with the above, usually works a...

Agree with the above, usually works a dream.

That said, here are some other ideas. First thing I would do is check the mags or electronic ignition - check timing, check impulse etc. Make sure you...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By mike newall
I would probably up a grade if you are doing an...

I would probably up a grade if you are doing an RV12, there are a lot of rivets to pull and the cheaper guns need constant fiddling and clearing. Ask us how we know.....

I would at least go up to...
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