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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By Mike S
Methinks I would be looking for warranty coverage.

Methinks I would be looking for warranty coverage.
Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mark, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By Mike S
Mine is next to the throttle. Easy to reach with...

Mine is next to the throttle. Easy to reach with my thumb during landing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Mike S
Start...

Start here.

https://www.eaa.org/shop/product-detail?i=945&pi=1001&pr=2583379

Having the original and subsequent bill of sale should make things a lot easier.

Have the kit serial number changed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-26-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Mike S
First off, congrats on the "new" 6 :D As far as...

First off, congrats on the "new" 6 :D

As far as I know, do not use a tender.

If you run the battery down, charge it and then remove the charger.

Do some searching here, lots of info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Cal, congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Mike S
CHT sensor maybe?

CHT sensor maybe?
Forum: Interiors 06-23-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Mike S
Have you considered these might be copyrighted...

Have you considered these might be copyrighted images?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-22-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=207424
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-22-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=207416
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By Mike S
Are you talking about the cooling air...

Are you talking about the cooling air inlets?

Photos would really help.
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Mike S
Pretty much spot on advice. Fly it-----enjoy it.

Pretty much spot on advice.

Fly it-----enjoy it.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,031
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Teal, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D:D

Congrats on the successful conversion to the Yamaha.

Did you consider the factory VNE numbers??? Methinks you are very capable of blowing well past...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,170
Posted By Mike S
Kyle, congrats on the new fledgling!!!!:D

Kyle, congrats on the new fledgling!!!!:D
Forum: California 06-13-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Mike S
Glad things worked out for you. Enjoy!!!!!

Glad things worked out for you.

Enjoy!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,129
Posted By Mike S
Dan the traveling airplane helping hand. Even...

Dan the traveling airplane helping hand.

Even works on other stuff than RVs.....
Forum: Tools 06-12-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,383
Posted By Mike S
Get a set of soft jaws for whichever vice you end...

Get a set of soft jaws for whichever vice you end up with.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By Mike S
I do have the audio wired up, using a Flight Data...

I do have the audio wired up, using a Flight Data System audio mixer into a Trig comm radio.

I have not had any issues with a popping noise.

It is all working fine, gives me an alert whenever I get...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By Mike S
http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector Thi...

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

This is a unit designed to interface with your EFIS and audio system.

I have used them in the last two planes and am very satisfied.

Also, they use a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,142
Posted By Mike S
Similar on our plane, signal and data wire was...

Similar on our plane, signal and data wire was pretty much as supplied from GRT----all nicely color coded. GRT supplies color coded wire for all connections and we did not need all in our...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,249
Posted By Mike S
Missed you at the appreciation dinner...

Missed you at the appreciation dinner tonight.

Will you be at PRS next week?? Laura and I are going to be working pylons, we need to get together.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-25-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By Mike S
I have to check what the number is on the...

I have to check what the number is on the tool.

Not sure if 4 and 6 cylinder setups used the same timing tool.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mike S
So that is why Vans is developing the 15 ;)

So that is why Vans is developing the 15 ;)
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Frank, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,160
Posted By Mike S
Yep, take care of yourself first. Pretty...

Yep, take care of yourself first.




Pretty sure that is a very common felling here on VAF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,246
Posted By Mike S
Been flying for 50+ years. Still hate turbulence...

Been flying for 50+ years. Still hate turbulence and have just learned to deal with it most of the time.

Sometimes I just cancel the flight and RTB early.

Seems age is not much of a factor in my...
Forum: California 05-19-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By Mike S
Yep, good suggestion.

Yep, good suggestion.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Mike S
We have the same setup, just follow the...

We have the same setup, just follow the instructions from GRT.

You need to record indicated fuel used and actual fuel pumped and use these figures to set the corrections.

Page 43 of the EIS manual.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-16-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,015
Posted By Mike S
Interesting looking squirt bottle---what brand is...

Interesting looking squirt bottle---what brand is it?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-11-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,009
Posted By Mike S
Scott, also flying an electric dependent...

Scott, also flying an electric dependent plane.

I started with a ND that was modified for external regulation. Mod was from articles in Kitplanes.

Worked just fine for a short time, then started...
Forum: Propellers 05-11-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,513
Posted By Mike S
I just bought 2 tubes of AS 5 this morning, so...

I just bought 2 tubes of AS 5 this morning, so wanted to let the VAF world know Tiffen Aire still has some at the moment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dan, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,160
Posted By Mike S
Tom, great news!! Thanks for filling in the big...

Tom, great news!! Thanks for filling in the big blank in the thread. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,000
Posted By Mike S
Bathroom...

Bathroom...
Forum: Northwest 05-10-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

George, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

https://vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm Might be of some help. Mike Seager is a good choice but you need to go to Oregon.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 118,475
Posted By Mike S
Good to know, wasnt aware of it. If I ever build...

Good to know, wasnt aware of it.

If I ever build another RV10..................

Would be nice if they did that with a 4 cylinder model.

Would be even better if they did/could make a simple...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 118,475
Posted By Mike S
Not sure if this has already been discussed but...

Not sure if this has already been discussed but it is worth repeating.

The EIS alarms can not be muted by pushing buttons on the EFIS. Communication is a one way street from the EIs to the EFIS.

If...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-08-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Mike S
Add up the total amperage all the various devices...

Add up the total amperage all the various devices connected to the buss, size the wire for that.

Ground run is not part of the equation as far as I have ever done it.
Forum: The RV Grin 05-07-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Branden, congrats on your new bird. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By Mike S
They look like Honeywell AML...

They look like Honeywell AML...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,213
Posted By Mike S
When I was a kid we used canned mild as a leak...

When I was a kid we used canned mild as a leak stop.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,135
Posted By Mike S
I used a simple key switch wired in series with a...

I used a simple key switch wired in series with a push button.

Key switch is labeled as "Starter Enable"

Push button is engraved "Start"

Both from Steinair.
Forum: Job Board 05-01-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Mike S
Contact RV 14 builder...

Contact RV 14 builder Larry.

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=24013

https://rapidsetbuildings.com/contact-us/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By Mike S
No idea what it is, but the photos are worth...

No idea what it is, but the photos are worth 3,000 words explaining why it is important to check the suction screen.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Mike S
John, great idea.:D This can be used by any...

John, great idea.:D

This can be used by any tipper, so I moved it to the maintenance forum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,520
Posted By Mike S
Intersection baffle?

Are you talking about the factory parts that mount under the center of the cylinders, suspended from an S hook?

If so, what did you do to keep the leakage...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,743
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dimitriy, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mike S
And, the current limiter then becomes the single...

And, the current limiter then becomes the single point of failure.

TANSTAAFL
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,054
Posted By Mike S
That is my thought, have you determined what the...

That is my thought, have you determined what the thingie in the interior is??

Not a lot of detail in the photo. If it is some kind of shock mount, that would lend a bit of credit to the above...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Mike S
New project Dan?

New project Dan?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Mike S
Just a...

Just a FYI.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=200902
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By Mike S
Another happy Trig remote comm and xpnder user...

Another happy Trig remote comm and xpnder user here.

Controlled by Horizon 10.1.

And, freq flip/flop and Ident on the stick.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,957
Posted By Mike S
Are you meaning 5/16"? Pretty sure a 5.16"...

Are you meaning 5/16"?

Pretty sure a 5.16" device will not fit through the gas filler hole.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,957
Posted By Mike S
We had these for our 172-----worked well.

We had these for our 172-----worked well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,957
Posted By Mike S
I made my own when I first filled the...

I made my own when I first filled the tanks.

Then I made a duplicate to keep as a spare.

You could drain a tank and make your own as you refill it----easy to do.

I used a bamboo paint stir stick,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,906
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Patrick, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D



That is really nice, another congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,393
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Hal, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By Mike S
This has come up in the past, best answer is to...

This has come up in the past, best answer is to go through all of the steps in the build instructions and verify that they have all been done.

At some point you will get to the end of the quick...
Forum: Tools 04-17-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Mike S
In the past, I have found that if the countersink...

In the past, I have found that if the countersink has a good pilot then it should take care of the alignment.

Use a bit of lube if the pilot is on the tight side.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-14-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,760
Posted By Mike S
I have seen a few examples of this here on...

I have seen a few examples of this here on VAF.

I believe Dan Horton has one.

There was a gentleman named Bob Axsom with a RV6 that did a lot of racing that did a duct.

Alan Judy also, if my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By Mike S
Vest with survival gear?

Vest with survival gear?
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,179
Posted By Mike S
There are a few different style AOA sensors...

There are a few different style AOA sensors available, including the moving vane one you mentioned.

Advanced Flight has (had?) one that used a couple holes strategically located in the top and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mike S
Yep, I have the same. But at this time only the...

Yep, I have the same. But at this time only the oil triggers the warning light



I think I may steal this idea. Thanks :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mike S
That, or set critical stuff like min oil pressure...

That, or set critical stuff like min oil pressure and max CHT in the EIS like Bob said----he is one of the GRT wizards of VAF. The red alarm light is controlled by the EIS.

I personally have the min...
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