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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,504
Posted By mike newall
I get calls every month from people wanting, or...

I get calls every month from people wanting, or thinking they want to build an RV.

Simple few questions

1. Do you want an RV or do you want to build an aeroplane ?

If you want to build an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,171
Posted By mike newall
I remember The Weedwhacker ! Glasair I...

I remember The Weedwhacker !

Glasair I think.

Had a snow blower or weed whacker motor in the back pushing air forward up a duct to 'supercharge' the intake. Sounded like a racer from the front...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,140
Posted By mike newall
90 for all shop tools Drop through a separate...

90 for all shop tools

Drop through a separate regulator/filter to 40 for HVLP spraying.

The end :D

As someone said - practise with your tender fingering ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By mike newall
With maturity comes wisdom...... Neither...

With maturity comes wisdom......

Neither happened - just got old and retired building RV's !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By mike newall
I Got My T Shirt......

Presented to me in a Fish and Chip Restaurant in Grimsby, Lincolnshire this very lunchtime by Ms Anne Bobbitt herself...

I am so proud to wear in as I patiently wait to be able to submit my...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By mike newall
Leave it protruding and tidy the corners

Leave it protruding and tidy the corners
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By mike newall
Yep, same on the 10. Apparently, it is part of...

Yep, same on the 10.

Apparently, it is part of the design according to the Mothership !
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By mike newall
PC 950 Brand Odyssey Voltage 12...

PC 950

Brand Odyssey
Voltage 12 Volts
Technology AGM
Capacity (C10) 32 Ah
Capacity (C20) 34 Ah
CCA (SAE) 400 A
PHCA (5 sec) 950 A
Length 250 mm
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2022, 03:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,346
Posted By mike newall
And here is how to cut the nozzle to give you a...

And here is how to cut the nozzle to give you a triangular bead - and no, I didn't use any spacers, waste of time and messy to finish off. Use a single smooth bead just like the car glass people use...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2022, 03:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,346
Posted By mike newall
These are of my RV7...

These are of my RV7 install.



https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-pTqTkKK/0/f47d6fdd/L/DSC00518-L.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-xwtbDcj/0/070fab3a/L/DSC00519-L.jpg
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,588
Posted By mike newall
RV-12, 15,000' held 500 fpm all the way above...

RV-12, 15,000' held 500 fpm all the way above 10k. About 4gph and 110kts TAS.

Not bad for a snowmobile motor ;-)


Ohhhhh - sorry

Thread drift :p
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,855
Posted By mike newall
MT 3 blade on an RV7 with a snorkel. Absolutely...

MT 3 blade on an RV7 with a snorkel.

Absolutely no issues - needs 2 people to make it super easy, but can be done single handed.

No idea why people are questioning it :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-15 08-14-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 75
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 11,190
Posted By mike newall
Anne has my email order......!

Anne has my email order......!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,839
Posted By mike newall
Plus 1 on Greg's post :D

Plus 1 on Greg's post :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By mike newall
Don't bother....... We haven't in 20 years of...

Don't bother.......

We haven't in 20 years of aeroplane operation...

They are good at identifying where a leak is if you identify a problem, otherwise, they can give variable results when the test...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By mike newall
Depends on storage facilities. The tail and the...

Depends on storage facilities.

The tail and the tadpole (pollywog) can stay separate for a long time - saves space. If you have room to store, do the wings first, then as the front comes together,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-13-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,344
Posted By mike newall
Achtung - Greenland !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRRqqFtuOGk&t=4s


Enjoy !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,839
Posted By mike newall
At least one on that list I would stay well clear...

At least one on that list I would stay well clear of........;)
Forum: Tools 08-11-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,160
Posted By mike newall
Make sure you upgrade to the lighter hose. the...

Make sure you upgrade to the lighter hose. the standard hose is way too chunky. The lightweight one is a TS Flightlines hose and is superb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcFAgD5yabk
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By mike newall
CCC-32 from Spruce. Use them all the time when...

CCC-32 from Spruce.

Use them all the time when things get fraught....:D
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 102,141
Posted By mike newall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX1vam_lCrA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX1vam_lCrA
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,594
Posted By mike newall
RV12 meets RV7............;)

RV12 meets RV7............;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By mike newall
Oil - I did a hammerhead in my buddy's 6A with a...

Oil - I did a hammerhead in my buddy's 6A with a carburetted engine. being used to fuel injection, I just enjoy it's upline.

Then the engine stopped.

Doh !

Pushed forward to stop it going over...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,047
Posted By mike newall
23/23, lean and crack on. We are paying $12 a US...

23/23, lean and crack on.

We are paying $12 a US gallon at the moment in the UK.

I just go flying and enjoy it ;)
Forum: RV-15 07-15-2022, 03:35 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 102,141
Posted By mike newall
I think the timing of the first kits will be...

I think the timing of the first kits will be excellent for our completion of our 10.

Anne has my order for the empennage ;)
Forum: Tools 07-02-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By mike newall
My CP does the same. More lube and a bit of...

My CP does the same.

More lube and a bit of triggering helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By mike newall
I helped another guy on here a while ago. I am...

I helped another guy on here a while ago.

I am waiting for parts myself and know Andy - so even I have to wait !!!

Due to call them next week - I will remind them that The Colonials are pining for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,733
Posted By mike newall
Just done the fly off of a 12 here. Had to...

Just done the fly off of a 12 here. Had to adjust the stall warner but that was sorted. Calibrated the AoA and I agree - Waaaaaay better than a buzzer.

Fly AoA in our 7 - much more accurate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By mike newall
In the UK, we do a worst forward and worst aft c...

In the UK, we do a worst forward and worst aft c of g as part of the initial paperwork submission.

189lb heavy pilot

121lb light pilot

One thing to watch is where is the fuel tank moment compared...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By mike newall
AeroLEDS for us - 3 times now. The Flyleds have...

AeroLEDS for us - 3 times now.

The Flyleds have a great reputation - it's just their appearance that puts me off. They look more like a science experiment :D

Only a personal view btw.

The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 809
Posted By mike newall
Another RV12 Takes to the skies...

Today at Gamston, England. Bob Dawson's new RV12. Well done Bob on a good build. Re pitching prop tomorrow, otherwise all...
Forum: RV-15 06-15-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,891
Posted By mike newall
N415XV Keep your eyes open folks......

N415XV

Keep your eyes open folks......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By mike newall
Did it all the time on both our RV12 ULS's Not...

Did it all the time on both our RV12 ULS's

Not an issue....

Fly on
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By mike newall
Aircraft logbook - Tacho minus 10% Flying...

Aircraft logbook - Tacho minus 10%

Flying logbook - Tacho plus 10%

KISS.....;)
Forum: Autopilots 06-08-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,896
Posted By mike newall
Thanks Andrew - again. I got 2 heads from a chap...

Thanks Andrew - again.

I got 2 heads from a chap in UK, waiting to try them. Fingers crossed.
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By mike newall
Tungsten with an angle on one end - wasn't an...

Tungsten with an angle on one end - wasn't an issue.

Warning...

DO NOT grind tungsten bars - it is poisonous
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,755
Posted By mike newall
We build airplanes.... Shirley, someone has...

We build airplanes....

Shirley, someone has plans for a home made tug that uses a wheelchair or golf buggy drive train ?

Sell the plans at $25 a pop....

Hurry up :D:D:D:D
Forum: RV-15 05-25-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,891
Posted By mike newall
Goose dies again........;)

Goose dies again........;)
Forum: Autopilots 05-24-2022, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,896
Posted By mike newall
Hi folks - I am back :( Despite many attempts...

Hi folks - I am back :(


Despite many attempts at resetting, our Digitrak wing leveller autopilot has expired. Will test fine on the ground, servo runs correctly and smoothly, but once airborne...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2022, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,765
Posted By mike newall
We set ours on the supplied pitch pins and...

We set ours on the supplied pitch pins and checked with iPhone - perfectly acceptable. Worked for both aeroplanes.

I would strongly suggest a dynamic balance once you have finished testing etc -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,130
Posted By mike newall
It is about now that Greg should step in and say...

It is about now that Greg should step in and say something.......

Just saying ;)
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By mike newall
Correct - the upgrade to the 6 is an 8 VS and...

Correct - the upgrade to the 6 is an 8 VS and rudder.
Forum: Primers 05-15-2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,903
Posted By mike newall
Your local paint supplier should sell Panel Wipe....

Your local paint supplier should sell Panel Wipe. It is a slow solvent that de greases and removes silicone prior to painting.

Maroon Scotch, wipe down with panel wipe, paint. Never had an issue...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By mike newall
Gents, Spoke with Ian at Perma-Grit The...

Gents,

Spoke with Ian at Perma-Grit

The countersinks were originally produced for L*ncair - plastic.....spit child, spit !

However, they look very useful for lots of stuff on the vastly superior...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By mike newall
They are only 100 miles from me and I just...

They are only 100 miles from me and I just ordered. I will get a US dealer link for you all later in the day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 04:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,081
Posted By mike newall
Ditto, Do what the Physicians say, rest and get...

Ditto, Do what the Physicians say, rest and get back in a measured time, not too quickly. You're no spring.... I say, you're no spring chicken :D:D:D

My Mrs had a shoulder op and didn't rest...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-05-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,565
Posted By mike newall
Sweet.... Went to the theatre yesterday to see...

Sweet....

Went to the theatre yesterday to see The Book Of Mormon - excellent. Lady next to us, Sandra, was from London Ontario, over here for a year tracing her roots.

Used to pass through there...
Forum: Interiors 04-27-2022, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,510
Posted By mike newall
3 Lemke installs that I have experienced are all...

3 Lemke installs that I have experienced are all top notch. We will be using him for our RV10.

BTW, he is an American ;)
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,468
Posted By mike newall
Martin - sent you a PM

Martin - sent you a PM
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,877
Posted By mike newall
Up at RV10 level, the future is turbine......

Up at RV10 level, the future is turbine......
Forum: Painting your RV 04-25-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By mike newall
Primer - 6 quarts Build - 4 quarts Base coat -...

Primer - 6 quarts

Build - 4 quarts

Base coat - 3 quarts

Clear coat - 4 quarts

All very achievable - have extraction and a good 3M 4251 mask.
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,877
Posted By mike newall
About the only successful car conversions i have...

About the only successful car conversions i have seen have been by Ross Farnham in Calgary.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,065
Posted By mike newall
Don't drill.....glue :D

Don't drill.....glue :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2022, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By mike newall
That makes a lot of sense. Much more robust...

That makes a lot of sense.

Much more robust fitting
Forum: Tools 04-16-2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By mike newall
Not the cheapest, but very good. You can trim...

Not the cheapest, but very good.

You can trim the ends of the heatshrink tubing and use an ultra fine sharpie on the tube for simple idents - works well - write big though as..... Well, it shrinks :D
Forum: RV-15 04-15-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,530
Posted By mike newall
I have heard from a good source, that the RV15...

I have heard from a good source, that the RV15 will fly into Oshkosh.... ;)
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By mike newall
And forget the spacers - not needed... Pipe the...

And forget the spacers - not needed... Pipe the triangular fillet of Sika and sit it down, just like the auto glass guys do :D

Hey, this is like Primer Wars - Yummy !!!
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,491
Posted By mike newall
One issue with the Skytech is that now they sold...

One issue with the Skytech is that now they sold out - the 'New Owners' are putting a core charge on outright purchase of new units - basically a sneaky tax !

We were going to order Skytech and...
Forum: Tools 04-09-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,785
Posted By mike newall
Used to say to guys at work who were about to...

Used to say to guys at work who were about to retire..

What are you going to do then ?

If they came back with golf and gardening, I gave them a stern talking to and told them to think again.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By mike newall
The 12's use them. Very nice to use, no issues...

The 12's use them.

Very nice to use, no issues with push and pull.

Micro adjustments on the vernier are very precise.

Don't pull the knob out before assembly because........ Oh balls.......
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By mike newall
You can get away with flattening - have had to...

You can get away with flattening - have had to resort to it once or twice over the builds...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,203
Posted By mike newall
Would someone say Hi to Brad at P-Mag booth from...

Would someone say Hi to Brad at P-Mag booth from the Old Brit Git please....;):D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,327
Posted By mike newall
Search back through previous RV12 posts or...

Search back through previous RV12 posts or Avionics, there are good replies there.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,327
Posted By mike newall
We had that on both 12's and it related to poor...

We had that on both 12's and it related to poor isolation of the music input jack socket. The guy at PS Engineering steered us that way.
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