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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Mike S
Fixed that---Reads correctly now.

Fixed that---Reads correctly now.
Forum: Autopilots Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By Mike S
Just out on FAA website this...

Just out on FAA website this morning.

https://support.garmin.com/en-US/aviation/faq/QFnVz92cFZ5AvovG4LF6l5/
Forum: Autopilots 11-29-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Rich, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-29-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Mike S
This is also capable of sending a signal to an...

This is also capable of sending a signal to an EFIS-----first gen GRT WS units are around and fairly cheap. Here is a pic of how I used this setup. This is a stand alone setup dedicated to the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-27-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,308
Posted By Mike S
Sorry to hear that, Thanksgiving is a lousy time...

Sorry to hear that, Thanksgiving is a lousy time to have to put down a pet.

We had the same thing happen on Thanksgiving 3 years ago with our Aussie mix.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=211982
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By Mike S
They are, but you have the Stratus in...

They are, but you have the Stratus in twice-----second time is where the GRT should be.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By Mike S
Links not working.

Links not working.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=211955
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-25-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Mike S
No specific max temp that I know of. Relationship...

No specific max temp that I know of. Relationship between cylinders is the biggie.

Probe placement can easily account for the difference you are seeing.

Tell us more about the engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By Mike S
Brian, Scott..........

Big congrats to you guys.

Enjoy retirement.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mike S
I favor a nice Port myself.

I favor a nice Port myself.
Forum: Autopilots 11-18-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Mike S
Amazon has buttons that will work. As I recall,...

Amazon has buttons that will work. As I recall, blue is the standard color for auto level ?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2022, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Mike S
Spend the bucks and get some ANR headsets. Less...

Spend the bucks and get some ANR headsets.

Less weight than trying to sound insulate the plane, and work better.
Forum: Safety 11-17-2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,988
Posted By Mike S
http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector ...

http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector

Couple of really nice features in this unit, plus it has a long lasting detector.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,189
Posted By Mike S
For that much, you can get the Thunder Mustang...

For that much, you can get the Thunder Mustang kit----and that includes engine. https://www.thundermustang.com/kits-for-sale/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,853
Posted By Mike S
Use caution cutting steel on the same machine you...

Use caution cutting steel on the same machine you have already cut alum on.

This is especially true for cutting tools that generate sparks.
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-13-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By Mike S
https://www.kitplanes.com/a-permanent-solution-oil...

https://www.kitplanes.com/a-permanent-solution-oil-filter/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=KITPLANES+Weekly&utm_campaign=KP+Weekly+2022%2F10%2F18
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-13-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ron, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D

I wounder if he was talking about usable fuel?
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-13-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By Mike S
The Wankel used to be pretty popular, but they...

The Wankel used to be pretty popular, but they have faded off a lot.

PSRU needs are a biggie, also exhaust on these engines is a LOT hotter than typical Lyclone.

Several folks have been flying...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Mike S
Remote load a Foreflight plan into GRT EFIS??

Like the title says, is it possible to use Foreflight to create a flight plan, then upload it to the GRT EFIS??

From what I can gather, the answer is yes----but some parts and programming needed....
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Mike S
This........

This........
Forum: Safety 11-10-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Mike S
Belly mounted antennas can make it hard to...

Belly mounted antennas can make it hard to communicate on the ground.

We have the same issue here, group of houses at each end of the runway, and it is often very difficult to get good radio contact...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-08-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=211446
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-07-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mike S
The tail is the learning part of the build, then...

The tail is the learning part of the build, then the training wheels come off.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mike S
Electric rudder trim. Push to test door pin...

Electric rudder trim.

Push to test door pin sensors.

Wig wag landing lights.
Forum: California 11-05-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Roman, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Mike S
https://www.aircraftspecialty.com/

https://www.aircraftspecialty.com/
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-05-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Michael, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By Mike S
Somebody is going to get a great deal with this,...

Somebody is going to get a great deal with this, great for a newbie just starting out building a kit.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,189
Posted By Mike S
Brant Seghetti owns both an RV 8 and a P 51....

Brant Seghetti owns both an RV 8 and a P 51. Would be interesting to get his input.

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=16773
Forum: Safety 10-17-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,976
Posted By Mike S
Am I the only one who sees the guts of a weird TV...

Am I the only one who sees the guts of a weird TV set in that second photo?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By Mike S
John Stahr did an outstanding job painting our...

John Stahr did an outstanding job painting our plane.

http://www.stahrdesign.com/
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,035
Posted By Mike S
Yes, high density and standard. ...

Yes, high density and standard.

https://www.steinair.com/product-category/connectors/d-sub/contacts/
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Mike S
What prop?? C/S then wait, F/P should not be a...

What prop??

C/S then wait, F/P should not be a concern.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 207,955
Posted By Mike S
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.037468,-114.833654...

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.037468,-114.8336545,1709m/data=!3m1!1e3

Looks like a dirt strip just to the east of the kilns. I have no idea if you need prior permission to land there?

The kilns...
Forum: Safety 10-12-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By Mike S
YIPPIE!!! Good luck, have fun.

YIPPIE!!!

Good luck, have fun.
Forum: Northwest 10-11-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

John, welcome to VAF.

You guys are gonna love that 10.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Mike S
Yep, this is fine.

Yep, this is fine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,023
Posted By Mike S
Here are a couple threads about tank building...

Here are a couple threads about tank building that are worth reading, in case you have not yet seen...
Forum: Autopilots 10-05-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Mike S
I also have a control head with a bad display,...

I also have a control head with a bad display, interested in where you found a new one.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mike S
Start tracing the wiring from the switch out to...

Start tracing the wiring from the switch out to the light unit.

Methinks you should find a spot where the wire is grounding, thus blowing the fuse. As the fuse blowing was not as soon as you flew...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 207,955
Posted By Mike S
Charcoal kilns.

Charcoal kilns.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By Mike S
Bendix King bought TruTrak. Andrew Barker is...

Bendix King bought TruTrak.

Andrew Barker is still here on VAF and offers assistance when he can.

There is a designated repair shop that works on some TruTrak stuff, but spare parts are an issue....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!!:D

Congratulations!!!!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,643
Posted By Mike S
Agree 100%. https://flyleds.com/

Agree 100%. https://flyleds.com/
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2022, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brian, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mike S
Have you made sure you can get the finished units...

Have you made sure you can get the finished units out of the third floor???

Wings build on vertical racks as I recall---not tables.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By Mike S
Looks like where they removed material in the...

Looks like where they removed material in the laminations to balance the unit.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By Mike S
Kinda hard to be sure, but it looks like the...

Kinda hard to be sure, but it looks like the brush wiring may have gotten pretty hot at some time. Silver area could be solder that has let go of its original bond.

Zoom in on the tab where the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-20-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mike S
Yep, as I recall, this is what the factory did.

Yep, as I recall, this is what the factory did.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,291
Posted By Mike S
Agree, the factory is the final word here.

Agree, the factory is the final word here.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-09-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,360
Posted By Mike S
Biggie on the wish list for me is closed loop...

Biggie on the wish list for me is closed loop operation----but still with operator selected AFR. The closed loop will just compensate for the altitude changes to keep the selected AFR.

With lead...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-09-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Mike S
O.K., sounds like a great idea-----will do so.

O.K., sounds like a great idea-----will do so.
Forum: Canada 09-09-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By Mike S
GRT data for Canada

Any GRT users who can report of data sources for charts/nav updates in Canada?

Trying to help a buddy out......
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,017
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like a bullet was dodged......

Sounds like a bullet was dodged......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,571
Posted By Mike S
That is how I do it. Never had an issue with...

That is how I do it.

Never had an issue with that method.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-08-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Harold, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17OV6iR42nE--Z4f1ddGOomRmOXWbkvJH/view Scroll down to page 65 or so for Utah. This is not a complete list, just folks...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,701
Posted By Mike S
Take a look at GRT, my dual 10.1" with remote com...

Take a look at GRT, my dual 10.1" with remote com and xpnedr and ARINC module was only 13K total a couple years ago. Cant imaging prices have gone up that much.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,571
Posted By Mike S
Again, the bypass filter is only cleaning a small...

Again, the bypass filter is only cleaning a small quantity of the oil being supplied by the pump. This clean oil is returned directly to the oil pan. It is not used as the pressure feed to lube the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,234
Posted By Mike S
I was told it was for valve guides, not seats.

I was told it was for valve guides, not seats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,571
Posted By Mike S
Bypass filters do not filter the entire...

Bypass filters do not filter the entire flow------that is what a full flow filter does.

Bypass filters take a portion of the flow and filter it, leaving most of the pump output to lube the engine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-04-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By Mike S
Larry, thanks for the nod---but as you said the...

Larry, thanks for the nod---but as you said the real brain behind this was Steve Barnard.

Here is the original thread, goes beyond just the alignment...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,017
Posted By Mike S
Yep.......

Yep.......
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