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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Alex, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

The compressor you linked is very close to what I have--------and mine is close to 20 years old and has been totally reliable and has never failed to perform...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Mike S
I will take it. PM coming at you.

I will take it.

PM coming at you.
Forum: West (and Southwest) Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jaron, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Thank you for your service.
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Mike S
Looking at the somewhat hidden silver lining...

Looking at the somewhat hidden silver lining here------the 12 is designed to have the wings removed easily, and the plane trailered somewhere.

I have no personal experience with Synergy, but have...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Mike S
By the time the brushes are worn out, the...

By the time the brushes are worn out, the commutator may also need to be cleaned/trued up, and the bearings should be inspected carefully or just replaced as preventative maint.

This is assuming the...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-14-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,458
Posted By Mike S
And a "Sticky" is even easier to find;)

And a "Sticky" is even easier to find;)
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By Mike S
Other than the fact we did our test flight in...

Other than the fact we did our test flight in Aug--------pretty much a duplicate experience here.




Read Steve's second quote above a couple time --------- this is possibly the best advice you will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Mike S
I would stick a 0-10k pot in there, adjust the...

I would stick a 0-10k pot in there, adjust the pot to give the voltage or fan speed you want.

Measure the value on the pot.

Buy a resistor of that value.

Or, just keep the pot in place of a switch...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-13-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,844
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=154648
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-13-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,355
Posted By Mike S
Maybe they will put the 6 cyl Pmag on...

Maybe they will put the 6 cyl Pmag on it:rolleyes::D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dave, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,667
Posted By Mike S
Yep, for those of us who started flying back in...

Yep, for those of us who started flying back in the dark ages, and never went beyond the basic private ticket, MPH is pretty common.

The new S 21 will be in MPH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By Mike S
Does it make the noise on the ground? Alternator...

Does it make the noise on the ground?

Alternator bearing going bad?

Prop gov bearing going bad?

Small furry animal crawled up under the hood?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mike----Welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By Mike S
I have no idea if the system has be redesigned...

I have no idea if the system has be redesigned since I did mine.

As I remember this, (10 years or so since I installed the warning lights) the power for the light and relay is from the same source....
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By Mike S
Yep, yet another way to de-fur the feline.

Yep, yet another way to de-fur the feline.
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By Mike S
Why do you use a check list in the first place???...

Why do you use a check list in the first place???

Is it not to make sure you have checked things, and assured that they are working correctly before you take an action------Start Engine list,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Mike S
My $0.02

As I understand it, if it is your plane, and no payment is offered, you should be good to go.
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By Mike S
I would install the Plane Around center latch...

I would install the Plane Around center latch were I to build another 10.

I did not like the design of Vans door warning lights, basically they are continuously energizing a relay in order to turn...
Forum: ADS-B 11-08-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF, and Congratulations

Mark, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on the plane-----enjoy it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By Mike S
Well, this is pretty wide open--------- I create...

Well, this is pretty wide open---------

I create a folder on my desktop for the project, then specific sup-folders in there for various sub sections.

Works for me:D
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Stu, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Mike S
Bolts

Larry, no paypal----simple personal check is fine.

Mike Starkey
313 Yeager Ct.
Dayton NV, 89403.

Get your address to me, and I can get them out in tomorrows mail.

Mike
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Mike S
Jason, sorry they wont work for you, looks like...

Jason, sorry they wont work for you, looks like they will be a good fit for the RV 7. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=347721&postcount=16

The actual length of the smooth...
Forum: International 11-06-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Alejandro, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Mike S
Jason, I believe they will fit, but cant say for...

Jason, I believe they will fit, but cant say for positive that they will.

I bought them for my 10, but never got around to installing them.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Mike S
AN3-56 bolts for rudder pedals, SOLD

Set of 4 new in original bag.

Spruce gets $12.25 each, plus shipping.

I am asking $25.00 for the set, will cover shipping.
Forum: Propellers 11-06-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Mike S
From my experience, the Helicoil kit usually...

From my experience, the Helicoil kit usually comes with a tap, they are not standard sizes.

After getting the hole tapped as far as you can with the lead tapered tap, you can ground off the taper...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Mike S
Called, went to voice mail.

Called, went to voice mail.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-05-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Mike S
I have some from a RV 10, four of them IIRC.

I have some from a RV 10, four of them IIRC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF, and Congratulations

Rich, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on the 3.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-01-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Mike S
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=165606
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Mike S
I mounted the sensor below the sheet metal...

I mounted the sensor below the sheet metal bracket to provide a water shield.

As I recall, the flap is set to the bottom of the fuse by adjusting the pushrod, the bell crank shown runs full up or...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-31-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Mike S
Consider it sold

I will take it.

Sending you a PM
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-29-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Eric, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-29-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

JB, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mike S
Pretty much agree with Bill, except I would lay...

Pretty much agree with Bill, except I would lay full width pieces in the scarff, not start with narrow ones------the way Bill described leaves small voids at the edge where each wider layer is added....
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-28-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Nate, welcome aboard:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-28-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tucker, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

I like the single hole deburring tool much better than a three flute-----you might give one a try. ...
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Sam, welcome aboard:D
Forum: California 10-27-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Alex, welcome to VAF:D

I sent your info to a buddy who does pre-buy inspections. He is also here as SportAvSery http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=3908 so you might try sending him...
Forum: ADS-B 10-15-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,359
Posted By Mike S
Bob, used whenever I can--------trying to save...

Bob, used whenever I can--------trying to save some $$. Still need one more 8.4" HX or HXr screen. Also a GTR 200 radio....just in case you have either one laying around.

I already have the ADSB in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,842
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Todd, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Diego, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mike S
Very similar scenario to Paul, kit due in...

Very similar scenario to Paul, kit due in Dec------already grabbing parts here on VAF. Many hours of planning already spent on panel layout and systems design.

I spend at least half of my time...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jamie, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,575
Posted By Mike S
VAF member and advertiser ...

VAF member and advertiser http://sdsefi.com/rotax.htm
Forum: RV-10 10-09-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tom, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,414
Posted By Mike S
This is all speculative at the moment, breath...

This is all speculative at the moment, breath holding not recommended.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-07-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Carlos, welcome aboard:D

Whatever you do for the EFI, pay attention to what Tom said about planning the fuel system to support it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Mike S
This is something that should do the job-----plus...

This is something that should do the job-----plus a lot more.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=164783

http://gps.dualav.com/explore-by-product/xgps170/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,965
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

James, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Painting your RV 10-04-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Rich, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mike, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Greg, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

David, welcome to VAF:D

I just turned 3/4 rotation past gasket contact.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-30-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By Mike S
Happy Birthday...

Happy Birthday...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Randy, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Harley, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,023
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Hey Dude, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: ADS-B 09-26-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,648
Posted By Mike S
Great, will order a pre-loaded card from you. I...

Great, will order a pre-loaded card from you. I have no idea how to make my own from a download.

I think I have the cable issue taken care of--------got one of these as suggested by someone else...
Forum: ADS-B 09-26-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,648
Posted By Mike S
Pretty sure I have that issue taken care...

Pretty sure I have that issue taken care of.



Thanks, probably sounds pretty good-----hope Steve answers just to make sure.
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