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Forum: ADS-B 02-26-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Scott, congrats on finding the problem, and thanks for reporting back----you might save someone else a bit of heartache in the future.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By Mike S
He has not been active here for 7 years or so.

He has not been active here for 7 years or so.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Mike S
You might try contacting Weldon, ...

You might try contacting Weldon, https://www.weldonpumps.com/weldon-fuel-pumps

I believe they offer a rebuild service.

Also, make sure that pump is rated to be mounted horizontally ---- could be...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-26-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Mike S
Bush plane?? What bush plane? What happened to...

Bush plane?? What bush plane?

What happened to the F1?
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Mike S
The little stub is prone to breakage --- you...

The little stub is prone to breakage --- you might find a base minus the rod.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-25-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 225,699
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Congrats on the "Pink slip"

Joe has a good idea about having extra eyes for one last check before first flight.
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Mike S
You should have a small antenna on the bottom of...

You should have a small antenna on the bottom of the plane, about 3" long steel rod.

https://d29y7fsthxbb26.cloudfront.net/cache/400-400-/catalog/graphics/11-17970.jpg

Might have a blade style...
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Scott, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-25-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=68...

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=689
Forum: Tools 02-25-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Pat, welcome aboard the good ship VAF-----and congrats on getting the kit ordered:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Mike S
Have you considered the Catto prop? They are...

Have you considered the Catto prop?

They are pretty popular for the RVs.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Mike S
Great photo

Where is the "like" button?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-24-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Mike S
Same as what I have, but he wants the ones for a...

Same as what I have, but he wants the ones for a thicker mounting surface. Thus the 64 suffix.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,920
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Thurley, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Cross country and wife+sons------>RV 10.

But, the 10 is a pretty expensive and demanding build.

For a two seater the 9 might be a good choice, great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By Mike S
Very welcome, glad to help. I suspect you might...

Very welcome, glad to help.

I suspect you might also get response to a post along the lines of "Traveling to XX and looking for a place to stay the night"
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-24-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,712
Posted By Mike S
So, why would you run both pumps at idle?? I...

So, why would you run both pumps at idle??

I have two pumps in the SDS system, will use both for take off/landing. Otherwise only one pump at a time.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-24-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 178,860
Posted By Mike S
Looking good :)

Looking good :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-24-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Mike S
I may have a couple, sending a PM

I may have a couple, sending a PM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By Mike S
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sT2AAHK4RBJP0bRVF...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sT2AAHK4RBJP0bRVF7m-1z7z-yQhnLX1/view
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By Mike S
Or, to simplify---- BOHICA

Or, to simplify---- BOHICA
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Mike S
Grove makes a nice...

Grove makes a nice unit.

https://www.groveaircraft.com/067-054.html
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Mike S
This looks interesting. VAF member Steve Sokol...

This looks interesting.

VAF member Steve Sokol makes it. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Mike S
If you do not retard the mag when starting, you...

If you do not retard the mag when starting, you should have it off line and just do the start on the Lightspeed.

Your key switch should be able to do this.

Trying to start with a hot mag that is...
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Way to go, congrats.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Mike S
http://assimilationsystems.com/wp-content/uploads/...

http://assimilationsystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/one_bite1.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,062
Posted By Mike S
Well, we would like to attend, but too many...

Well, we would like to attend, but too many unresolved issues to commit at this time.

Hopefully all will be sorted out by the time we need to make a decision.

Checked the yes box.......
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Shane, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Finn, congrats on the new fledgling.

Also, congrats on going the alt engine route.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By Mike S
Dave, great idea.

Dave, great idea.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bill, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,712
Posted By Mike S
Another vote for SDS. ...

Another vote for SDS. http://www.sdsefi.com/

25+ years of experience and great customer service.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Mike S
https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-a...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/5/

Aeroelectric Connection. http://www.aeroelectric.com/Catalog/pub/pub.html

Aircraft Wiring Guide by Marc Ausman ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,010
Posted By Mike S
http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector The...

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

The Flight Data Systems uses a long life detector, and feeds info via a serial line to your EFIS. You get a message on the screen, as well as an audio...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jose, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Mike S
This is the setup in our new...

This is the setup in our new project-----Trig/GRT/Stratux.

Not flying yet, but works fine on the ground.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-16-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Mike S
A part number would be the best way to determine...

A part number would be the best way to determine the correct sump.

Do you need the intake tubes also?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Andrew, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: ADS-B 02-15-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Mike S
The 10.1 has two USB ports.

The 10.1 has two USB ports.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-15-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Steven, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: ADS-B 02-15-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Mike S
Your Trig 22 already has ADSB out. You do not...

Your Trig 22 already has ADSB out. You do not need the Echo for that.

You will need a compliant GPS for the ADSB, the GRT unit will give you that, and feed the EFIS for nav info also.

As long as...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mark, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By Mike S
This one maybe? ...

This one maybe? https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=131453&highlight=tomkk&page=6
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1489394&highlight=Turbo+heat+muff#post1489394
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-11-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,374
Posted By Mike S
My previous home had a 6.9 KW system on the...

My previous home had a 6.9 KW system on the hangar roof, cost 43k$ after the gov tax credit. We had an all electric place, other than propane for the heating. I only installed enough PV to take out...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-11-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,374
Posted By Mike S
Exactly!!! I toured the Tesla Gigafactory a...

Exactly!!!

I toured the Tesla Gigafactory a couple years ago, and when we got ot the solar panel stuff, I asked the question point blank about the electricity used to manufacture all components vs....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Great-----now comes the grin:D
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By Mike S
TS Flightlines most...

TS Flightlines most likely.

https://www.tsflightlines.com/products.html

Good guy ---- comes highly recommended.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-09-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,374
Posted By Mike S
Isnt methanol corrosive to alum? What capacity...

Isnt methanol corrosive to alum?

What capacity is there to manufacture it, what is the capacity to distribute it.

Storage issues?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-09-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Mike S
I think it is one of these. ...

I think it is one of these. https://www.firgelliauto.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Mike S
Walt? http://expaircraft.com/

Walt? http://expaircraft.com/
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-08-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By Mike S
As long as you are going that far, have you...

As long as you are going that far, have you considered putting an updraft sump on it? Or, front intake sump?

The RV 10 can not use the rear sump in your photo, and I suspect the Rocket may not be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By Mike S
Jan 1997. Bottom left last page.

Jan 1997. Bottom left last page.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 155,493
Posted By Mike S
You might check out Ivo props. In flight...

You might check out Ivo props. In flight adjustable, but as far as I know they are not constant speed.

I have a buddy with one on his Kitfox, setup with a toggle switch for climb or cruise. Works...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,096
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Rob, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Mike S
Exactly what I was going to say------no such...

Exactly what I was going to say------no such thing as too much IMHO.

Wheels on the work bench help, also dont forget folding tables for stuff that does not require a solid and flap work surface.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-06-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Mike S
Is this for a 4 or 6 cylinder engine?? I do not...

Is this for a 4 or 6 cylinder engine??

I do not know that there is a difference, but if there is----you want to be sure you get the right one.

By the way, if for a 6 cylinder, I have a good...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-05-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Dick, congrats for reaching the end:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Mike S
Have you checked with Flightline?? Abby did my...

Have you checked with Flightline??

Abby did my carpets.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brent----welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By Mike S
Door struts

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191973
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mike S
Is that the RV 15?

Is that the RV 15?
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By Mike S
Congrats on that :D

Congrats on that :D
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By Mike S
But, Mehrdad---you are an experienced repeat...

But, Mehrdad---you are an experienced repeat offender.

Warren, you might try to find an EAA chapter in your area, and get some experience helping others with their projects.

Nothing like hands on...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By Mike S
Door gap tip

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191460
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