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Forum: Reviews Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Mike S
Kevin has treated me well more than once. Good...

Kevin has treated me well more than once.

Good outfit to deal with.
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,992
Posted By Mike S
Thanks. While there is a good basis to the...

Thanks.

While there is a good basis to the discussion, sometimes the effort to make a point gets kinda way out there.

20 miles out in this case ;) :D
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,992
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=19285&stc=1&d=1638923473
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Mike S
Never forget.

Never forget.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-05-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Chris, congrats on the pink slip :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Mike S
Will solve some of it. Still needs cheeks.

Will solve some of it.

Still needs cheeks.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-04-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Mike S
GREAT story. Glad to see you are still hanging...

GREAT story.

Glad to see you are still hanging around here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Mike S
And it also wins the "looks good" contest...

And it also wins the "looks good" contest :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-03-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Mike S
I had one in the 10, that is going to be my fall...

I had one in the 10, that is going to be my fall back unless I can find something simpler and cheaper.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-03-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Mike S
Guys, thanks for the replies---they are...

Guys, thanks for the replies---they are appreciated.

Here is a bit more info for consideration.

The trim is operated by dual Tostin grips, and uses the Tostin relay unit to combine the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Mike S
That is what I was trying to...

That is what I was trying to remember/describe.

Thanks for the info.

Is this what the Matronics unit does? They claim no loss of trim force.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Mike S
I believe SDS already has a solution in...

I believe SDS already has a solution in production.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=200343
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Mike S
Trim servo speed control question.

The Ray Allen SPD-1 speed control looks to be a voltage dropping device that not only slows down the servo, but also reduces the force the servo will generate.

Has anybody had an issue with using...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-30-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=201486
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

John, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

The prior post is what you are looking for.

Click the VAF logo at the upper left and you will see a long list of useful links.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,572
Posted By Mike S
You can afford two homes----but only one good VOM?

You can afford two homes----but only one good VOM?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,572
Posted By Mike S
Same here, good units. I am surprised the Klein...

Same here, good units.

I am surprised the Klein units had issues. Their hand tools are very good.

Fluke is one of the best but kinda pricey.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,542
Posted By Mike S
Too bad, many of us would gain a lot from your...

Too bad, many of us would gain a lot from your wisdom/knowledge/experience.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-28-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Mike S
Common issue it would seem. Good luck with your...

Common issue it would seem.

Good luck with your search.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-28-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Mike S
I have a flat pack with a bad readout screen. PM...

I have a flat pack with a bad readout screen.

PM me if interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By Mike S
Broken ring can cause increased crankcase...

Broken ring can cause increased crankcase pressure that forces oil out the vent ---maybe even blow out the front seal.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-25-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Mike S
Yes, calibrated as noted above. Also, it will...

Yes, calibrated as noted above.

Also, it will never read accurately through the entire "full to empty" range. This is with a float type sender-----capacitance sender may be different.
Forum: Safety 11-23-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By Mike S
Check with local airports and see if they have...

Check with local airports and see if they have upgraded their systems lately. They could have the old units available for little or no cost.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-22-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By Mike S
Katie, sorry to see you pull the plug on another...

Katie, sorry to see you pull the plug on another project------but methinks it is a wise long term decision for you.

Good luck with the PHD :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-22-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By Mike S
Why would you want your pmags to fight each...

Why would you want your pmags to fight each other??

OK, pedantic's aside, for Dual pmags you only need the battery for initial starting, they are self powered after that should the power fail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By Mike S
I had a buddy who used a ramp under one wheel to...

I had a buddy who used a ramp under one wheel to raise the wing on one plane, other plane wing fit under the first.

This was in a box hangar not a "T" but the idea may work out in your case if the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Mike S
I would use sealant, something like Permatex 2 or...

I would use sealant, something like Permatex 2 or other sealant that is semi-hardening, high temp, and oil...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-16-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Mike S
Prayers for you and your family.

Prayers for you and your family.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Steve, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Did you get rid of the Legacy?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Josh, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jason, welcome to VAF.

Have you tried to apply power directly at the servo----a 9v battery will be enough to make the servo move if it will.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mike S
Looks like a roller from an edge forming tool. ...

Looks like a roller from an edge forming tool. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/averyedgetool.php

Maybe a slider canopy roller??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mike S
I have had good luck with old fire hose. Also,...

I have had good luck with old fire hose.

Also, used foam pipe insulation split in half.
Forum: Interiors 11-07-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mike S
We had the synthetic leather and were quite happy...

We had the synthetic leather and were quite happy with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Juan, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-03-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,947
Posted By Mike S
I had a similar issue when I changed to a...

I had a similar issue when I changed to a horizontal intake on the 10.

I ended up using a couple of these https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/extcontrols.php
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By Mike S
https://www.expaircraft.com/PDFgallery.htm

https://www.expaircraft.com/PDFgallery.htm
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By Mike S
It might be easier to adjust the elevator push...

It might be easier to adjust the elevator push rod ends.

If you do so, be sure to reset any locking devices on the rod ends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,112
Posted By Mike S
How old is it??

How old is it??
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Mike S
IIRC, the flap bolts are done with castellated...

IIRC, the flap bolts are done with castellated nuts and drilled bolts. Set min clearance for the bushing to bushing and insert cotter pin.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-31-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By Mike S
A reamer is the best way to get a round...

A reamer is the best way to get a round hole.

Drill undersized, ream for final size.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mike S
ADSB-------Surveillance is even part of the...

ADSB-------Surveillance is even part of the name.

Also, they do watch the internet------beware of what you post.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mike S
I suspect AZ would be more beneficial tax wise.

I suspect AZ would be more beneficial tax wise.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=200483
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mike S
This better be on the front page soon.

This better be on the front page soon.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,959
Posted By Mike S
GRT also..

GRT also..
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-27-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By Mike S
https://tghaviation.com/aircraft-instrument-servic...

https://tghaviation.com/aircraft-instrument-services/
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By Mike S
https://www.fabricationtoolsandmaterials.com/conta...

https://www.fabricationtoolsandmaterials.com/contact.htm

Good source of plastic tools. They also have a great cleaner for the windscreen.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-25-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By Mike S
Look out the window??? GRT uses a stand alone...

Look out the window???



GRT uses a stand alone EIS, that feeds data to the EFIS. If the big screen goes blank, the EIS still gives you the info.

Or, just listen to the engine.
Forum: Safety 10-25-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,099
Posted By Mike S
Methinks the type of cert on the plane was not...

Methinks the type of cert on the plane was not the issue, but the quals of the pilot.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dan, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
POH
Views: 644
Posted By Mike S
Right there on the VAF front...

Right there on the VAF front page.

https://vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By Mike S
There is a prop shop in Sandy---easy trip from...

There is a prop shop in Sandy---easy trip from Independence.
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mike S
If I won it, I would not exclude anything. Might...

If I won it, I would not exclude anything. Might be able to either use stuff, or sell it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,400
Posted By Mike S
Another airspace grab

Please read and send them a comment about the proposed airspace grab in SoCal.

Also, please keep this thread off the political platform as per the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By Mike S
Wet suit material is just fine. I used some with...

Wet suit material is just fine.

I used some with a fabric layer, that I put to the inside so it allowed a bit of movement with less surface friction than the rubber side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,489
Posted By Mike S
No, the direct vent style vents out the wall it...

No, the direct vent style vents out the wall it is mounted on. It does not use a vertical vent pipe up through the roof.

Combustion air is also drawn in through the same hole in the wall, and both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,489
Posted By Mike S
Amazon had "direct vent" heaters. ...

Amazon had "direct vent" heaters. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,489
Posted By Mike S
Torpedo heaters can cause CO issues.

Torpedo heaters can cause CO issues.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By Mike S
A small piece of angle riveted next to the hole...

A small piece of angle riveted next to the hole is all you need.

The adel clamp will mount to the angle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,744
Posted By Mike S
Get your buddy's tanks filled----offer to split...

Get your buddy's tanks filled----offer to split the cost, or just pay it yourself.

Methinks he will appreciate it and you will most likely save $$ in the long run compared to the $50 each refill at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Mike S
Rob Hickman does.

Rob Hickman does.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-27-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Mike S
The unit I linked it post 2 has a filter. I...

The unit I linked it post 2 has a filter.

I would not use an inline oiler.
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