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Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 36,326
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: 18
Views: 950
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: 14,783
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: 179
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: 35
Views: 4,280
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: 26
Views: 1,439
Posted By Mike S
Bathroom...

Bathroom...
Forum: Northwest 05-10-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
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: 116,606
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: 116,606
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: 530
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: 579
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Branden, congrats on your new bird. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Mike S
They look like Honeywell AML...

They look like Honeywell AML...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-06-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By Mike S
https://www.steinair.com/ One of the good guys...

https://www.steinair.com/

One of the good guys for sure.

RV builder and VAF member.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-03-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By Mike S
I did not even notice----------but not surprised...

I did not even notice----------but not surprised now that it has been mentioned.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By Mike S
Buyer beware.

FYI, from a prior F/S post by same person.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=205662
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,365
Posted By Mike S
In my humble opinion, OBO means you will accept...

In my humble opinion, OBO means you will accept the highest offer that still falls short of the asking price.

As to "sold to the highest bidder". please refer to the rules for VAF classifieds....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,796
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: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,811
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: 845
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: 896
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: 276
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: 2,861
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: 7,534
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: 854
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: 2,821
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: 503
Posted By Mike S
New project Dan?

New project Dan?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
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: 568
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: 2,628
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-21-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mike S
Sure wish I had an extra $100k sitting...

Sure wish I had an extra $100k sitting around.

Is the engine set up for a C/S prop upgrade later on?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,628
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: 2,628
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: 27,030
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: 4,893
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: 473
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: 639
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: 1,499
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: 862
Posted By Mike S
Vest with survival gear?

Vest with survival gear?
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
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: 10
Views: 629
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: 10
Views: 629
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...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Mike S
Do you have the GRT EIS set to give alarms? If...

Do you have the GRT EIS set to give alarms? If so, you need remove them.

The alarms need to be set on the 10.1 Horizon only. The data from the EIS is a one way street, and you can not cancel the EIS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Mike S
Glad you got it taken care of.

Glad you got it taken care of.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Mike S
Yep, contact the factory. You will eventually...

Yep, contact the factory.

You will eventually need the bill of sale from them, and you have to be the owner of record to get that.

Been there, done that.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Mike S
Have you checked with Lycoming to see if they...

Have you checked with Lycoming to see if they have any recommendations for a shop?
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-07-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Mike S
And weight. Once in flyable condition with...

And weight.

Once in flyable condition with redrive and the rest of the engine parts, radiator, coolant etc------price and weight will both be way above the numbers in the original post.
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-06-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Mike S
Yes, they will play nicely together----a buddy is...

Yes, they will play nicely together----a buddy is flying this combo, but using an EFIS for displaying the fuel. The EFIS gets its info from the EIS, so I suspect you can make this work without an...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-31-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,363
Posted By Mike S
And another new fledgling ready to take...

And another new fledgling ready to take flight!!!

Congrats :D
Forum: The RV Grin 03-30-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Larry, welcome to VAF.

Good thing you done there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Mike S
We flew the first 20 or so hours without the...

We flew the first 20 or so hours without the sensor, break in fuel flows and possible metallic debris being my reason to wait.

So far, the sensor is working just fine with the time sitting at 33.6....
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/forumdisplay.ph...

https://vansairforce.net/community/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=104

You might try looking at some of these threads.

IIRC, this is Ham based stuff.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-29-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 151,161
Posted By Mike S
Check with Dan Horton. He sent me one a few...

Check with Dan Horton.

He sent me one a few years ago.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Mike S
Correct. It is only used to read/display the...

Correct.

It is only used to read/display the AFR at this time. I only use it to adjust the mixture manually at this time.

I seem to remember hearing the long term plan is for a closed loop setup...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Mike S
You could also put in 16 to 17 for LOP. My SDS...

You could also put in 16 to 17 for LOP.

My SDS setup shows this while flying, kinda nice to just dial in mixture via the AFR readout.

Here is a shot of LOP at 16.4.
Forum: Safety 03-28-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By Mike S
Methinks all that is worth being said here has...

Methinks all that is worth being said here has been said.

As was mentioned in an earlier post-----take the discussion to the EAA or other site.

{Ed: This response came in from Joe Norris, DAR, who...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By Mike S
I sure hope you did not just kick a hornets...

I sure hope you did not just kick a hornets nest.

Unintended consequences just might occour............
Forum: GPS 03-25-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By Mike S
I really like the built in GPS. Works fine and...

I really like the built in GPS.

Works fine and you can also use the mapping/navigation feature in a car that doesn't have built in navigation.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-23-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mike S
I use a dab of beeswax. Keeps paint out, plus...

I use a dab of beeswax. Keeps paint out, plus lubes the nutplate so the screw threads dont gall.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-23-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mike S
What Paul said. Great skill to develop and you...

What Paul said. Great skill to develop and you get to enjoy the reactions when folks say "great panel, who made it for you" ;D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Frank, welcome to VAF:D

Is the trim power routed through the Comm breaker??
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-22-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,396
Posted By Mike S
I gotta remember this one for sure. :D As to...

I gotta remember this one for sure. :D

As to the Lancair being different-------well it is a different plane designed by a different person. So, a different setup is not unexpected.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Mike S
Glad to help.

Glad to help.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Mike S
My first question was also "why are you bleeding...

My first question was also "why are you bleeding the brakes at annual".

Waddington effect comes up as my second thought.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,392
Posted By Mike S
Doable, but methinks you will get pretty...

Doable, but methinks you will get pretty bored.

However, it will be great practice for flying the conga line at OSH arrival.
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