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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By mike newall
Most difficult access countersinking in 3/32 or...

Most difficult access countersinking in 3/32 or 1/8" can be neatly done with a hand held deburrer. Practise, practise, practise on scrap and you quickly get the feel. if you have good access at the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 02:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By mike newall
Well..... Booked ! 28 May thru June 5 - Boston...

Well.....

Booked !

28 May thru June 5 - Boston !

Flight timings are better, cost is better, lots to see and do up north of Boston and I may get to revisit Bangor where my longhaul started way back...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-16-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By mike newall
Thinking Seattle, Port Angeles, Victoria,...

Thinking Seattle, Port Angeles, Victoria, Hongcouver, then amble back towards Seattle. Havenít been to the Flying Beaver for ages !


Or.......


Boston, White Mountains, meander over towards Bar...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-16-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By mike newall
Quick calculation, that's over 2,000 miles of...

Quick calculation, that's over 2,000 miles of driving :eek:
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-16-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By mike newall
SLC was the problem - V expensive to reach...

SLC was the problem - V expensive to reach otherwise it would be Jellystone - Devil's Tower - Rushmore.

Agree about the route.

Some time ago, we did Vegas - Zion - Flagstaff - Sonoma - Phoenix -...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-16-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By mike newall
Road Trip USA

Every so often, my lad (33) and I venture on a US road trip. We have done East Coast, West Coast, New York, San Fran etc.

Looking at late May, early June, about a week to 10 days with a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-13-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By mike newall
I am open to offers......:D

I am open to offers......:D
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By mike newall
You are building an empennage and tailcone. You...

You are building an empennage and tailcone. You will use loads and loads for the rear fuselage.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-03-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By mike newall
King KY97A COM TSO

Removed in the UK as we are forced to go 8.33. Fine set, original paperwork and release. Has a tray and some hardware.

Currently in Z Hills Florida, shipping US free.

$500
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By mike newall
I'm onto my 6th Vans kit now. Each time, I empty...

I'm onto my 6th Vans kit now.

Each time, I empty the brown bags onto the bench, a little soft rock playing and a frosty beverage to hand.

It may take an hour, maybe two, but it's done. All of the...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-26-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By mike newall
A top feed 1.4mm nozzle is fine. The base colour...

A top feed 1.4mm nozzle is fine.

The base colour is a single part paint, thinned down to suit. YouTube is your friend here and you will glean lots of hints and tips.

The topcoat is normal 2k...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By mike newall
Well, suck it up and they will pay their way in...

Well, suck it up and they will pay their way in about 18 months....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By mike newall
14.....period. Email me as to why :D

14.....period.

Email me as to why :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By mike newall
Further to last. I just swapped my fluorescents...

Further to last.

I just swapped my fluorescents for LED tubes.

I have 12 florries in 6 doubles. They were 36w each. I changed to Philips 16w cool white 4000k LEDS.

More lumens, half the power,...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-24-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By mike newall
Also, consider base coat and lacquer. The base...

Also, consider base coat and lacquer.

The base goes on as a 1k thinned product which dries quickly, can be re coated so you are happy with colour density, then choose either a matt, semi matt or...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By mike newall
I have posted before but as you have...

I have posted before but as you have asked...:D

https://photos.smugmug.com/General-and-People/i-Rz5FQVz/0/47c13621/1280/2019111312292758-495526154887191825-IMG_6333-1280.mp4
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By mike newall
This is a snap of the springs..... They have been...

This is a snap of the springs..... They have been on for 12 hours !

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-fNd7nXJ/0/fbc55ea7/M/IMG_9183_heic-M.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By mike newall
Appalling Rotax Exhaust Springs

2 RV12's

Both shed exhaust springs within 10 hours of new despite lathering with silicone as per plans.

Just lost another 2 on start up today. The ramp lads presented them to me when I got back. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,953
Posted By mike newall
Or a a local cynic said...... Garmin make fish...

Or a a local cynic said......

Garmin make fish finders, Dynon just make avionics :D

Dynon for us.
Forum: Tools 12-05-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By mike newall
Mine is similar - junk that piece of yellow...

Mine is similar - junk that piece of yellow plastic, we aren't in kindergarten ;)

Set mine up as per the arrangement that Vince had on his stand.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By mike newall
Have you got your seat floors in ? If not, the...

Have you got your seat floors in ? If not, the bulkhead bends backwards as you start to tension the cables. Big note somewhere about not tensioning until floor is in.
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By mike newall
Spooky.......:eek: Read this, went to the shop...

Spooky.......:eek:

Read this, went to the shop and the plans were open at THAT page.

It is job one for us tomorrow when my Bro comes over for a build day and yes, all we will do is put the rivets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By mike newall
Optimate https://www.optimate.co.uk/products/opti...

Optimate

https://www.optimate.co.uk/products/optimate-7

Will be available in Humerica :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,581
Posted By mike newall
190kts descending crosswind at 23/23, reduce to...

190kts descending crosswind at 23/23, reduce to 11" at pattern altitude, maintain on downwind, you will reduce to around flap speed for a medium base leg, flap out, aim for 75kt to 1/2 mile, back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By mike newall
https://www.colour-blindness.com/CBTests/ishihara/...

https://www.colour-blindness.com/CBTests/ishihara/Plate2.gif
Forum: Midwest 11-24-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By mike newall
This should help... Published elsewhere but...

This should help... Published elsewhere but relevant.

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/december/pilot/four-seat-faceoff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By mike newall
Better still, buy my brand new RV12, I will ferry...

Better still, buy my brand new RV12, I will ferry it to your European location and then you can enjoy it immediately :D

Simply sell when you return home ;)
Forum: Safety 11-18-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,656
Posted By mike newall
In Old Blighty, we need neither and generally...

In Old Blighty, we need neither and generally donít.

200 hours in our RV7. Stunting on just about every flight. Still here !

Just saying ;-)
Forum: Reviews 11-13-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By mike newall
I find these Chaps to be well over rated... They...

I find these Chaps to be well over rated...

They sneak along, start to make some stuff and before long, you are hooked. They keep making...... Stuff...... that you just decide that you need.

It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,028
Posted By mike newall
Great article Dan ! Not thrilled with Mike...

Great article Dan !

Not thrilled with Mike Busch's effort though, especially when you relate it to a lot of RV's.

If you are in a cruiser, don't aerobat, keep your oil level at a sensible level -...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By mike newall
We used Approach on our RV7 back in 2009. Super...

We used Approach on our RV7 back in 2009.

Super professional, long chat at Sun n Fun prior to dealing with them.

Subsequently wanted to add in HS34 to the Dynon fit, sent the hub back, they...
Forum: Propellers 11-11-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By mike newall
All good points, well presented. Our guys seem...

All good points, well presented.

Our guys seem to have an issue with EI and metal props, I think it may be historic and conservative.

I agree that the method of ignition should make no difference,...
Forum: Propellers 11-11-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By mike newall
Metal Props and Electronic Ignition

Has anyone got any information regarding restrictions placed by the prop manufacturers about running metal c/s props with electronic ignition ? We are not talking high compression or tricked up...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,933
Posted By mike newall
Nah Luv, just you was talkin proper....like ;) I...

Nah Luv, just you was talkin proper....like ;)

I have spent the last 20 years flying from Perfidious Albion to the Colonies.

As I explained to many of the FO's, it's their train set, say as you...
Forum: Tools 11-07-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,632
Posted By mike newall
Never found the hose length to be an issue. I...

Never found the hose length to be an issue. I nearly always use my unit sat on a stool, foot pedal at an easy distance. The head is so light it can get into tight spaces without doing your wrists...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,749
Posted By mike newall
I concur, when calibrated, it is accurate for the...

I concur, when calibrated, it is accurate for the bottom 2/3rds of the tank. The floats hit the top of the tank before full, but it doesn't matter, you are interested in how little fuel you have...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-06-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 140,044
Posted By mike newall
Well whatever it is going to be, they have...

Well whatever it is going to be, they have announced it via their newsletter last week.......;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,092
Posted By mike newall
New Model.....

I am surprised you chaps and chapesses didn't pick up on this titbit that came out from Vans yesterday........

"As we focus on the design for the next RV model, our factory has been working hard to...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-03-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By mike newall
Agreed. We prime the insides only. On our 7 we...

Agreed. We prime the insides only. On our 7 we waited until finished and then painted, the two 12's are still bare on the outside.

As mentioned, your painter may use chemistry different to you and...
Forum: Tools 10-23-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,632
Posted By mike newall
Here is a quick...

Here is a quick video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcFAgD5yabk
Forum: Tools 10-23-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,632
Posted By mike newall
Pneumatic squeezer - just use -10 washers, much...

Pneumatic squeezer - just use -10 washers, much quicker.

Numatx squeezer....... You don't need to ! You just have 2 pressure settings on your gauge, one for -3 rivets, 1 for -4 rivets. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By mike newall
Timers on Std Vans set up

Our 7 has a D100/D120 which has handy flight timers on the EMS.

Our 12 has a standard Vans set up on a Dynon Skyview HDX, so it has engine strip at the bottom, PFD left, map right.

There is a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,371
Posted By mike newall
Really tiny amounts and work along the wing.........

Really tiny amounts and work along the wing......

We had a heavy wing on the first 12, but the second flew hands off from new.

Both drop a wing in the stall but not a huge amount and you can pick...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By mike newall
We cut some patches from bent tubing and welded...

We cut some patches from bent tubing and welded them on as per the modified exhaust.

So we created our own 'new pipe'.
Forum: Primers 10-08-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By mike newall
Avoid chromate at all costs, it is just not...

Avoid chromate at all costs, it is just not necessary. As a heavy metal, it builds within your system and is not excreted.

The protection from non chromated rattle can and spray primers with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,627
Posted By mike newall
I refer the OP to a post I made a short while...

I refer the OP to a post I made a short while ago.

During flight testing, I took our 12 to 15,000'.

At that altitude, the speed scales referenced to TAS, the Vne was lower etc. As I started to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By mike newall
Check out the Evergreen Museum and on a weekend,...

Check out the Evergreen Museum and on a weekend, the WAAAM Museum.

http://www.waaamuseum.org/

https://www.evergreenmuseum.org/

Both well worth a detour, especially the WAAAM museum.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,780
Posted By mike newall
Spruce one is fine and at a good price. We have...

Spruce one is fine and at a good price.

We have two !
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By mike newall
We have transported two. One on a 16' trailer...

We have transported two.

One on a 16' trailer however the bed was only just wide enough and we needed to strap the main to the bed.

Wasn't a problem. Stabilator was lashed to approx neutral with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By mike newall
It was 15000' ! Was doing autopilot speed...

It was 15000' !

Was doing autopilot speed reversions and wanted to see what happened as it got higher. It stopped at around 12,500, so the rest was manually flown. Re installed autopilot when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By mike newall
David, it happens at partial power, so will be re...

David, it happens at partial power, so will be re balancing as we do the latest SB.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By mike newall
We called a local car recovery gadge and asked...

We called a local car recovery gadge and asked how wide his bed was.

Sufficient.

Oooo - good, how much to move something from A to B ?

$130

Cool.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,918
Posted By mike newall
Yea.... change the Garmin to Dynon :D:D:D I'll...

Yea.... change the Garmin to Dynon :D:D:D

I'll get my coat ;)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,883
Posted By mike newall
We have two P-Mags on our IO-360 and have been...

We have two P-Mags on our IO-360 and have been delighted. NGK auto plugs, swap them on the annual.

Hot and cold starts first time.

Can't be definitive about fuel savings, power etc as we never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By mike newall
Bulbs are planted underground, lamps go into...

Bulbs are planted underground, lamps go into normal fittings, filaments go into airplanes, these are discharge tubes....:D

Oh, we Brits can be so pedantic.
Forum: Northeast 09-07-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By mike newall
Steady now Chaps...... Best lobster I ever had...

Steady now Chaps......

Best lobster I ever had was in Cuba.

We were on a catamaran day out, they motored out towards a little island and stopped half way, this gadge dove over the side and came...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By mike newall
Flew again today, all well at high...

Flew again today, all well at high power.

Testing the autopilot reversions, ended up at 15,000'.....as you do.

EGT's all OK, high on the descent on partial power so may be related to balancing and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By mike newall
Great thoughts - thanks

Great thoughts - thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By mike newall
Yes, Any homebuilt aeroplane is the same. The...

Yes,

Any homebuilt aeroplane is the same.

The aeroplanes get a lot of inspection during the build, a massive inspection prior to first flight, so the theory is the fly off should be relatively...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By mike newall
Only snag is it is flagging amber.....

Only snag is it is flagging amber.....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By mike newall
High EGT on right side

First hours on a new RV12.

Right hand EGT is around 40 degrees higher than left. As you throttle back, the EGT rises.

At idle, around 60 degrees higher.

Any ideas ?

CHT is within 4 degrees...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By mike newall
Second of the 12's flew today.

So, with a change of direction 3 years ago, the RV8 project was sold, 2 12 kits were bought to satisfy my fly buddy's desire to build an aeroplane. He can't get a medical but is a good Engineer and...
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