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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Nathaniel, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

John, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-11-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brian, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Rocinante, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mike S
;)I liked it

;)I liked it
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,244
Posted By Mike S
Consider picking up a kit someone else has given...

Consider picking up a kit someone else has given up on.

Good way to save $$ and time.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-09-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Roger, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Appreciate you being concerned where to put a new thread, many folks just put everything in the general discussion forum. Much of my time as a moderator is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Mike S
Clyde, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D Not...

Clyde, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Not sure with the Pictorial Pilot, but the Xcruse was a drop in replacement for my dead Digiflight II. The servo wiring needed one wire moved on one unit,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Mike S
Stewart Transportation IIRC.

Stewart Transportation IIRC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Mike S
https://flyleds.com/products/#!/The-Original-Flyle...

https://flyleds.com/products/#!/The-Original-Flyleds-Position-and-Strobe-Lighting-Kit/p/47502180/category=0

https://flyleds.com/products/#!/The-Works-Wingtip-Lighting-Kit/p/105662651/category=0
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=40235
Forum: Interiors 04-05-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Mike S
Does she want/need the stick in the first...

Does she want/need the stick in the first place??

Lots of folks have done a removable passenger stick.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 29,710
Posted By Mike S
Very nice Vern, hope you have success with...

Very nice Vern, hope you have success with these.

I am surprised that the configurable instrument thing has never taken off. Friends tried to market something very similar 20 or so years ago with...
Forum: RV-14 04-04-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,019
Posted By Mike S
Matter of economics?

Methinks it may have something to do with known and proven history/technology.

Consider what it would cost in time and $$ for Vans to develop a FWF package for all of the various engine choices...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-04-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Mike S
This. I am totally in support of a common...

This.

I am totally in support of a common language for avionics.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-02-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Mike S
Congrats on getting it taken care of, and thanks...

Congrats on getting it taken care of, and thanks for reporting back to us.
Forum: California 04-02-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By Mike S
Auburn--cant remember the cafe name. Nancy's at...

Auburn--cant remember the cafe name.

Nancy's at Willows.

Blue Max at Porterville.

If you want to jump over the hills, Taildragger at Minden.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Mike S
RTFM

Read the instructions.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-31-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

James, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Mike S
From above link; The relatively new, mid-octane...

From above link;

The relatively new, mid-octane unleaded fuel now becoming available matches the 89-octane rating of leaded fuel. But it lacks the equally important lubricating qualities of leaded...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Mike S
The lead that you are not getting in your mogas...

The lead that you are not getting in your mogas is among other things, a lubricant for the valves.

https://www.mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-1988-11-21-2662975-story.html
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-27-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mike S
Methinks when you get to installing the grommet...

Methinks when you get to installing the grommet in the baffle you may want to revisit the idea of splitting it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-27-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mike S
Yep, what Paul said. Split grommet is a common...

Yep, what Paul said. Split grommet is a common way to deal with stuff like this.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Mike S
Contact Lars, he is at Davis and pretty sharp...

Contact Lars, he is at Davis and pretty sharp with GRT.

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=2472

Also, Lee Apaka. https://www.teamlightaviation.com/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Mike S
Good luck, this is now bordering on...

Good luck, this is now bordering on voodoo.

Couple ideas----

Baud rate.

Is it possible when you setup the ADSB you re-assigned a serial port?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Mike S
Thanks Bob, will edit my post to reflect...

Thanks Bob, will edit my post to reflect this.

Robb, listen to Bob-----he is on top of this stuff.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Mike S
The GRT screen will put out a signal (serial...

The GRT screen will put out a signal (serial line) with the altitude. The transponder reads this signal and broadcasts the value.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/i...

https://vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/images.htm
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-25-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1511511&postcount=4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Mike S
Sounds good, glad you are getting use from it. I...

Sounds good, glad you are getting use from it. I will let Steve know too.

If you ever get back out this way, stop in. Guest room waiting.

Just in case you were not aware, we now live in Danton NV....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Tom, congrats on the big 2000:D

How is Echo Bravo doing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=94...

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=9406
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Mike S
Not just for the design/designer, but the support...

Not just for the design/designer, but the support base too.

And the fact whatever (---relatively few---) issues that have cropped up have been addressed and the fix is out there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Chris, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

And, welcome back to the best hobby/activity in the world:D:D
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ryan, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Loved our 10---great plane with no bad habits.
Forum: Reviews 03-20-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Conny, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ron, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,044
Posted By Mike S
Did you provide any support for the wires close...

Did you provide any support for the wires close to the connectors? Or are the connectors themselves taking the load of supporting the wires?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,023
Posted By Mike S
Methinks the answer is "PMA"

Methinks the answer is "PMA"
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 347,351
Posted By Mike S
That is a very good looking cowl ring----reminds...

That is a very good looking cowl ring----reminds me of the ones Dave Anders make a long time ago. Internal profile is a lot better than many that are just straight "pipes".
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 347,351
Posted By Mike S
Have you thought about doing it like Dan did and...

Have you thought about doing it like Dan did and making a flexible duct/diffuser unit? https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=43391
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Hiram, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,421
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Paul, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: Oregon 03-16-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Rusty, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

You might check Gary Brown. https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=26089
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,551
Posted By Mike S
I bought a few hundred on Amazon, you might check...

I bought a few hundred on Amazon, you might check with them. Boulderfly or some such name, worked just fine.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-14-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ryan, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Check at Pecan Plantation for 10s.
Forum: California 03-14-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Walt, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-13-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By Mike S
Have you tried Classic...

Have you tried Classic Aero?

https://www.classicaerodesigns.com/web/public/cc/CC3.php?G=3679BCC14E684B31A97F0CE8C5A90865
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Marc, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

You need to get hold of Vic Syracuse . https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=1415
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-12-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Matt, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Thanks for your service.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-11-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 241,761
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Jereme, big congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,402
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=193184

Just a FYI.
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,490
Posted By Mike S
Bob, you flew my 10----not sure if you remember...

Bob, you flew my 10----not sure if you remember how I did the door warning lights. I had a push-to-test button and two green lights to show doors locked.

Check list item on both the initial before...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,490
Posted By Mike S
As I recall from posts 10+ years ago----the cabin...

As I recall from posts 10+ years ago----the cabin top is a structural component for rollover protection. The door is sacrificial to protect the cabin top.

If I were ever to build another 10, I would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Mike S
GRT doesn't charge for updates. Are you getting...

GRT doesn't charge for updates.

Are you getting to fly that thing yet?
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,402
Posted By Mike S
https://www.vansaircraft.com/construction-classes/...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/construction-classes/

Didnt see the term "Authorized" used however.
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,402
Posted By Mike S
Consider that the Glastar (or whatever they call...

Consider that the Glastar (or whatever they call it now) can be "Legally" done in the two weeks to taxi program, methinks the four week for the 10 is possible.

Not making a judgement here, just...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,402
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm

https://vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,402
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Aaron, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

I have built/flown the 10 and it is quite a step up from the 172----but it is doable for sure.

I have a buddy who went from getting his PPL in the 172 and...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,555
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Chase, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By Mike S
GRT baby, no cost for updates:D

GRT baby, no cost for updates:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Doug, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like the Bendix unit needs cleaning and...

Sounds like the Bendix unit needs cleaning and fresh lube.

There has been discussion on this in the past, it might help to tell us what starter you...
Forum: ADS-B 02-26-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
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.
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