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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By mike newall
Get it off.....ASAP You will Scotch prior to...

Get it off.....ASAP

You will Scotch prior to painting so .....whatever.
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By mike newall
A little vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcFAgD5yabk
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By mike newall
Any system such as a Raven or Christen needs...

Any system such as a Raven or Christen needs either positive or negative G.

It is just a big ball bearing rattling up and down that diverts oil one way or another.

If you dither around zero g, the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By mike newall
I would not hesitate, however, the 2 we built...

I would not hesitate, however, the 2 we built were for an engineering exercise so would be sold.

If I were building one for myself, an absolute no brainer.

Hated drilling those holes.
Forum: Autopilots 07-11-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By mike newall
So, Through this, Andrew from Honeywell has been...

So,

Through this, Andrew from Honeywell has been emailing me with suggestions and work alongs.

We agreed to go back to base settings - complete new install etc etc.

Erect the unit while still on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,243
Posted By mike newall
Perhaps you can do an episode of all the gotchas...

Perhaps you can do an episode of all the gotchas in the RV10 plans...... This is my 5th RV build and the most frustrating due to plans and instruction issues.

Subscribed !
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By mike newall
Use stock bolts, I use standard nuts from Home...

Use stock bolts, I use standard nuts from Home Despot and put some bright pink mason line around the area to remind me not to leave them in :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,540
Posted By mike newall
They need to contact Stephen Coonts and share...

They need to contact Stephen Coonts and share experiences.

He did it in a Stearman and wrote it up in his first non fiction book, The Cannibal Queen.

A very good read btw.
Forum: Autopilots 06-16-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By mike newall
DigiTrak only does left and right stuff, so more...

DigiTrak only does left and right stuff, so more likely an alignment issue.
Forum: Autopilots 06-16-2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By mike newall
Thanks Andrew

Thanks Andrew
Forum: Autopilots 06-15-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By mike newall
Digitrak going bonkers !

We have a basic DigiTrak in our RV7.

All good except every so often, you turn it on - smooth conditions - and once you engage it, it dives left or right, won't hold heading etc etc.

Turn off, leave...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By mike newall
Avidyne replacement for G430 - no wind display

Recently swapped out an old Garmin430 that fried its screen.


Thus far, the slide in IFD440 is very good, however we notice we have lost the wind display on the D100.


I snapped all the base...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,162
Posted By mike newall
Came to the aeroplane and found this. Thanks to...

Came to the aeroplane and found this.

Thanks to the visiting aerobatic crowd, someone had stabbed my prop with his ironmongery on his wing tip.

Cost me $2500

12018
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By mike newall
I would delete the undercarriage and get a gun...

I would delete the undercarriage and get a gun drilled aluminium set from Grove. Lighter and an easier install with no brake lines down the leg.

https://www.groveaircraft.com/gundrill.html

Also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,091
Posted By mike newall
The UN has been consulted....... My take is...

The UN has been consulted.......

My take is this.

All internal surfaces are primed with a decent etch primer.

Anywhere there is a skin overlap, I Scotch the outside mating surface an inch or so...
Forum: GPS 05-21-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By mike newall
Avidyne IFD440 Garmin430 swap

When the manufacturer says - Slide Out - Slide In, you expect that to work.....

A big heads up to save some grief for others.

When you slide your new IFD unit into the Garmin tray - slip a steel...
Forum: Reviews 05-20-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By mike newall
PS Engineering - Good Guys

Doing panel planning and needed some confirmation on what the PDA360EX panel will do interfacing with an Avidyne IFD540.

Info provided, questions answered in 3 emails in under 3 hours.

Order being...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By mike newall
Had we known how loud it was we would have put a...

Had we known how loud it was we would have put a switch in the line, but after it was all installed - too complex.

We cut up an old yellow Bic pen and glued a length onto the fuse. A short loop of...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By mike newall
Never Prosealed any trailing edges and all arrow...

Never Prosealed any trailing edges and all arrow straight. Decent back rivet plate, work alternately out from the centre of the piece and plenty of clecos. Also, make sure the wedge is correctly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By mike newall
Thanks.... Working on similar M

Thanks....

Working on similar

M
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By mike newall
Been there, done that... Can't decide whether it...

Been there, done that...

Can't decide whether it is tail or main wheel shimmy at the mo....

Think it is tailwheel...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By mike newall
Tailwheels..... Do they work ?

Our 7 is 11 years old, we have had the original, an alternate, a forked unit etc.

We still get plagued by lack of steering or shimmy.

The two are not necessarily connected btw. The locking pin...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-22-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By mike newall
I will muse a little..... Back in the day, our...

I will muse a little.....

Back in the day, our first long haul flights in the 757 were MAN to BGR. My word, I was excited. We are talking 1994, ish.

We stayed at the Ramadan, opposite...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,828
Posted By mike newall
Yea - saw that but a lot of threads were...

Yea - saw that but a lot of threads were relatively old.

Was hoping for some revelation out of PP saying that this year's model is bigger, better, faster, more......:rolleyes:
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-19-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,768
Posted By mike newall
Well............ We are trying our best in Old...

Well............

We are trying our best in Old Blighty to actually be the first on an RV10.

Thanks for the info and all the feedback from Les.

By 2025, we should be good to go ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,828
Posted By mike newall
Alternator Reliability

There are a couple of threads in the UK about issues with failures on Plane Power alternators around 250 - 400 hours.

As we are about to spec our RV10, I looked at previous threads here and found an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By mike newall
The sense pipe from the inlet manifold had split...

The sense pipe from the inlet manifold had split and detached from the T piece between the mags. The rest is what Brad said as best as I can remember.

In our case, when you got to altitude and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By mike newall
Re time the P-Mags to TDC. Also check all of...

Re time the P-Mags to TDC. Also check all of your pipes from the inlet manifold to the P-Mags.

We had exactly the same issues accompanied by low power. Brad was brilliant and said check for leaks...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-13-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By mike newall
Ditto here. We lay things out on the bench so we...

Ditto here.

We lay things out on the bench so we get our heads around mirror images.

The most frustrating thing is the way Vans label parts L & R. This does not necessarily mean it relates to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By mike newall
Wish I was there...... only second time in about...

Wish I was there...... only second time in about 15 years i haven't been there :(

Enjoy and anyone passing E-Mag booth say to brad - Mike says Hi !!!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-08-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By mike newall
Probably the old grease contamination. Strip the...

Probably the old grease contamination. Strip the motor/gearbox and check for grease from the gearbox getting into the motor.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,466
Posted By mike newall
Alt is in the Cessna split Master...

Alt is in the Cessna split Master Switch.

Avionics Master after start.
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,466
Posted By mike newall
We have a standard ignition/start switch. On the...

We have a standard ignition/start switch.

On the switch panel with all the lights, strobes, avionics etc, we have 2 switches for the P-Mags.

All our switches are switch breakers to avoid...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By mike newall
Fractionally wider than a standard...

Fractionally wider than a standard trailer......

Speak with your local car recovery company and ask for a cash only surprise deal.......

Tell them it is an off road vehicle, which technically it is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By mike newall
The factory supplied springs are about as much...

The factory supplied springs are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.

We built 2 RV12's and during the initial fly off testing 6 springs failed !

We replaced all of them with after market...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By mike newall
They stall.... Not much notice, but thoroughly...

They stall....

Not much notice, but thoroughly benign.

You have full authority in all 3 axes down to the stall. I do a demonstration at min speed with full inputs - it moans a bit but doesn't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By mike newall
Yep.... sell that one and buy a 7 :D;):p

Yep.... sell that one and buy a 7 :D;):p
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,504
Posted By mike newall
These threads on VAF wander this way and that -...

These threads on VAF wander this way and that - that makes them so useful. Yes, your original question may have been answered, but the thread acts as a reminder to others to have a think about how...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,504
Posted By mike newall
Carlos, What we do is similar enough... I...

Carlos,

What we do is similar enough... I wouldn't leave oil in for 50 hours unless it was flying daily ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,504
Posted By mike newall
The design and history of our engines is the...

The design and history of our engines is the reason. They have 70 plus year old ditch pumps and tractor motors in their history. Low compression, lots of blow by, lots of lead, oil gets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By mike newall
Bizarrely, in the UK it was called Redex. Red...

Bizarrely, in the UK it was called Redex.

Red upper cylinder lubricant.

You used to pay tuppence a squirt into your petrol tank as you fuelled. they assured you it would stop your motor from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,289
Posted By mike newall
At least you didn't mention primer.......:p

At least you didn't mention primer.......:p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By mike newall
Never mind Amish popcorn..... The Amish donuts at...

Never mind Amish popcorn..... The Amish donuts at Sun n Fun..... Oh My ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By mike newall
With full flap you can get fume ingestion through...

With full flap you can get fume ingestion through the holes in the fuselage where the flap rods go. You can get fuel smells from venting under the fuselage or exhaust fumes on final.

Fly on ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,289
Posted By mike newall
We painted ours at advanced tadpole/canoe stage. ...

We painted ours at advanced tadpole/canoe stage. Consider how much interior covering there will be as you don't need to paint there.

I suggest base and lacquer because it is simpler to apply. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By mike newall
I used to use it on Continental engines, but not...

I used to use it on Continental engines, but not on Lycoming as the smaller Continentals were prone to sticky valves. Just enough to pink the fuel.

I do use it on all my small motors - lawn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By mike newall
Awwww Shucks Dan, you are getting soft in your...

Awwww Shucks Dan, you are getting soft in your old age !!!


Reminds me of the bath scene out of Blazing Saddles...... ;)
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By mike newall
But Kyle..... If I don't use the right primer,...

But Kyle..... If I don't use the right primer, tape, seal, my airplane will surely fall to dust.... ;)
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By mike newall
Don't bother with either but have a rather large...

Don't bother with either but have a rather large back riveting plate......:D
Forum: Painting your RV 03-21-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By mike newall
And then your new aeroplane looks like a domestic...

And then your new aeroplane looks like a domestic appliance :D:D:D

Look at the Ford, Nissan and Lexus whites that are just a bit warmer - they look so much more relaxed, but then..... opinions vary...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-08-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By mike newall
Ours in in the box as well, we just use bolts...

Ours in in the box as well, we just use bolts with castle nuts and cotter pins. Easy to get to for inspections etc.
Forum: Interiors 03-08-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,467
Posted By mike newall
Did he do the side panels and carpets as well...

Did he do the side panels and carpets as well ?

3 guys have his seats locally, all very good quality. He is currently arranging to measure up a 10 for seats and interior but we are still lock ed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,850
Posted By mike newall
We use CCC-32 as a replacement for those nasty...

We use CCC-32 as a replacement for those nasty little skin rivets when there is a danger of not being able to buck. Just bear in mind that both these rivets are 120° and not 100° countersunk. ...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-26-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By mike newall
Easy peasy.... Make up support moulds with...

Easy peasy....

Make up support moulds with plasticard, cleco them on. Lay up some cloth, get some stability back in there, then build more layers, maybe some carbon on the edges, cut, fill sand,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,699
Posted By mike newall
Nothing for nearly 6 weeks..... Grounded because...

Nothing for nearly 6 weeks..... Grounded because of lockdown :mad:

May be able to fly after 8 March for "essential maintenance flight only"

No flying here until late March.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By mike newall
Related but slight drift. If guys are fitting...

Related but slight drift. If guys are fitting Surefly, are you putting a back up power supply for bus/battery failure etc ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By mike newall
You will have to re rig the linkages through the...

You will have to re rig the linkages through the flaperon bellcrank. You are getting more flap on one side as you deploy by the sounds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,296
Posted By mike newall
Things like this are not RV related, may be moved...

Things like this are not RV related, may be moved etc.

However, we were all Rootin' and Tootin' last night when Percy landed.

I am over here in Perfidious Albion, we still love what is going on in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,825
Posted By mike newall
Barb Billman

As you may not be on social media, here is breaking news.....


To all of Van’s Aircraft family,

It is with great joy and excitement but with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from Vans...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,867
Posted By mike newall
Thanks Pete

Thanks Pete
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,867
Posted By mike newall
It is now, but it will get FI, electronic...

It is now, but it will get FI, electronic injection etc etc etc
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,867
Posted By mike newall
Narrow Deck V Wide Deck

We have been offered an O-540 narrow deck engine that is inhibited, around 900 hours and was sent to the shop for an IRAN 'overhaul'.

Any issues with this motor on an RV10 ?

It is a basic O-540...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By mike newall
But it does beg the question - why use Micro...

But it does beg the question - why use Micro Molex ?

They are vile to wire up, you need a special tool and an enormous magnifying glass.

We use D-Sub connectors insulated with heat shrink and a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By mike newall
Exactly what we did on both of ours

Exactly what we did on both of ours
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