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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
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, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,458
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, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,458
Posted By Mike S
Amazon had "direct vent" heaters. ...

Amazon had "direct vent" heaters. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,458
Posted By Mike S
Torpedo heaters can cause CO issues.

Torpedo heaters can cause CO issues.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
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, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,862
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 $$ in the long run compared to the $50 each refill at...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-13-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,349
Posted By Mike S
Turning down a chance to make a few $$$ speaks...

Turning down a chance to make a few $$$ speaks loads about Stein and his integrity.

Good on you.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Mike S
Thanks for understanding. Appreciate it.

Thanks for understanding.

Appreciate it.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Mike S
Threads merged---again.

Denis, please read the classified rules. https://vansairforce.net/VAFclassifieds.htm
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-29-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bill, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By Mike S
Rob Hickman does.

Rob Hickman does.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-27-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
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.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Mike S
https://www.pneumaticplus.com/pneumaticplus-saw400...

https://www.pneumaticplus.com/pneumaticplus-saw400-series-air-filter-regulator-piggyback-combo-1-2-npt-with-bracket-gauge/?sku=SAW400-N04BG&_vsrefdom=googleads&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtMCKBhDAARIsAG-2Eu-iWSzXu0...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By Mike S
https://rapidsetbuildings.com/contact-us/ ...

https://rapidsetbuildings.com/contact-us/

Owner is a member of VAF--- https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=24013

There is a really nice design tool on their site that you can play...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,777
Posted By Mike S
Also folks need to realize the second and third...

Also folks need to realize the second and third place aircraft were flying a wider pattern, thus increasingly more lap distance for each place.

Yet they were all bunched together. And stayed that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-23-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 209,625
Posted By Mike S
You have my deepest sympathy.

You have my deepest sympathy.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-22-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 27,023
Posted By Mike S
I had the same thought.

I had the same thought.
Forum: Job Board 09-09-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Katie--congrats on the move:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By Mike S
Get the registration kit from EAA. It is a...

Get the registration kit from EAA.

It is a step-by-step guide with all needed forms, fuse tag, and even has the required passenger notification stickers included
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
RV5
Views: 1,410
Posted By Mike S
I still have a set of Duster plans out in the...

I still have a set of Duster plans out in the hangar:D
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like there may be an issue with your...

Sounds like there may be an issue with your electrical system.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-01-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By Mike S
Thanks Mel

Highlighted the important word there.
Forum: Texas (South) 09-01-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brian, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations:D

Congratulations:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,308
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Steve, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By Mike S
Fly LEDs here too. Six Pack. Also, used their...

Fly LEDs here too.

Six Pack.

Also, used their WigWag module.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-30-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Mike S
CA glue worked on mine. I used a wine cork to...

CA glue worked on mine.

I used a wine cork to make a wire locator to keep the sensed wire in the center of the pickup, also keeps the strain off the pick up wires that could happen if the ring was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Mike S
Was your engine making metal?? Or just normal...

Was your engine making metal??

Or just normal sludge removal.

For metal flakes, I would look at having it professionally cleaned.

$0.02
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-28-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,232
Posted By Mike S
I dont think you were slamming them, I think you...

I dont think you were slamming them, I think you were expressing frustration and trying to offer constructive criticism-----just as I was in my prior post.



Exactly!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Chris, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-27-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,232
Posted By Mike S
Sorry Greg, but I must disagree with the above...

Sorry Greg, but I must disagree with the above statement.

I have just recently finished a dual 10.1 Horizon setup with Trig remote comm and xpnder. Also EIS feeding a WS used to monitor engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tom, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Methinks a gas powered generator will solve a lot of your problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,262
Posted By Mike S
Old (1984ish) DC units with Headsets Inc ANR...

Old (1984ish) DC units with Headsets Inc ANR upgrade.

As your poll did not have the upgrade option, I chose "Other" instead of DC.
Forum: Southeast 08-26-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bill, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,232
Posted By Mike S
Jim, glad you found the problem. Thanks for...

Jim, glad you found the problem.

Thanks for reporting back on this.

Best of luck fixing things.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,048
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=15045&stc=1&d=1629829065
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-24-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mike S
This is a diesel engine. The torque comes in at...

This is a diesel engine.

The torque comes in at a low enough RPM that a direct drive may be usable-----but the power pulses could become an issue. Torsional vibration may bite you in the butt.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,332
Posted By Mike S
Good to hear, thanks for closing the loop on this.

Good to hear, thanks for closing the loop on this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

George, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,147
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bill, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By Mike S
Vic at Base Leg Aviation?? ...

Vic at Base Leg Aviation?? https://baselegaviation.com/
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-22-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tom, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

I believe there is one in Reno NV.

Or, at least there was.
Forum: Reviews 08-22-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By Mike S
Nothing but good to say about Tom from me. Same...

Nothing but good to say about Tom from me.

Same for his partner Steve.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Mike S
Bout time dude;)

Bout time dude;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By Mike S
Skid beat me to it. Another vote for the SDS...

Skid beat me to it.

Another vote for the SDS intake setup.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Mike S
Unless there is something wonky in the wiring. A...

Unless there is something wonky in the wiring.

A properly set up mag is not effected by either the master switch or charging the battery.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Mike S
Carb engines are not always able to get an equal...

Carb engines are not always able to get an equal mixture to each cylinder--thus CHTs can vary between cylinders.

Couple tricks others have used are to back off the throttle a little bit, or add just...
Forum: California 08-17-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Mike S
Those are not Nevada fires causing the...

Those are not Nevada fires causing the smoke;)

Besides, I am retired now.
Forum: California 08-17-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Mike S
Never met Lee, but have only heard positive stuff...

Never met Lee, but have only heard positive stuff about him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Mike S
Methinks you should run this one by the folks at...

Methinks you should run this one by the folks at Vans.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Mike S
I am using a Stratux feeding a pair of GRT 10.1...

I am using a Stratux feeding a pair of GRT 10.1 screens over a serial line.

I have a separate power supply, little 12v to 5v solid state converter I got off Amazon.

The serial line uses one of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By Mike S
Is this a new problem, or has it always run...

Is this a new problem, or has it always run hot?

Have you verified the plug wires run to the correct plugs?
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,961
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jeremy, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D
Forum: Safety 08-13-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,857
Posted By Mike S
This is an answer I really, really like. Too...

This is an answer I really, really like.

Too many variables in aircraft, airports, and pilot skill to make any general suggestions of minimums that are valid for the majority of cases.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,129
Posted By Mike S
I just did this test, got 3.2A reading. The...

I just did this test, got 3.2A reading.

The battery may have been a bit low, as I have been doing a lot of limit setting on the EIS and EFIS units------and have had a few folks who wanted to see the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,129
Posted By Mike S
O.K.got the measurement for you. Field wire...

O.K.got the measurement for you.

Field wire removed from the alternator, gave me a reading of 11.1 ohms. This was from the blade connectors to the case.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Mike S
Reconnecting-----so it has been installed before...

Reconnecting-----so it has been installed before and was working correctly?

GRT knowledgeable folks here------>...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,031
Posted By Mike S
Teeth per inch and speed are the main determining...

Teeth per inch and speed are the main determining factors if a band saw will cut alum.

I use a Harbor Fright unit that works just fine.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,264
Posted By Mike S
Now you need to make up some bent...

Now you need to make up some bent wings.

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=14582&d=1628703402
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By Mike S
Wow, one of the few indeed.

Wow, one of the few indeed.
Forum: Oregon 08-09-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ken, welcome to VAF :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,831
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Larry, congrats on this latest milestone.

I remember talking to you about hangars 6 or 7 years ago and telling you about the RV line.

Glad you are making forward progress on the project.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-08-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,741
Posted By Mike S
You might take a look at these from Stein. I have...

You might take a look at these from Stein. I have a couple sets and they work well.

https://www.steinair.com/product/6-pc-precision-screwdriver-set/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By Mike S
I would be willing to split the order with you....

I would be willing to split the order with you. should you decide you do not need 25 of them.
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