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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

David, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Dayton Murdock makes the quadrants, also flies a RV 4. https://www.djmmfg.com/

He is a member here. https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=395
Forum: RV-15 08-08-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 90,303
Posted By Mike S
A top hinge lets the door open for taxi and in...

A top hinge lets the door open for taxi and in some cases even in flight.

It does have the disadvantage of attracting foreheads, however.

Compromises...........
Forum: RV-15 08-08-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 90,303
Posted By Mike S
We have that on our new ride, and love it.

We have that on our new ride, and love it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Mike S
My initial thought also. There is reason Gremlin...

My initial thought also.

There is reason Gremlin and Ground start with the same letter.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Mike S
For function----no. For safety----yes, as Mel...

For function----no.

For safety----yes, as Mel pointed out above.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-08-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Mike S
I have one, came off an IO320 but I believe the...

I have one, came off an IO320 but I believe the 320 and 360 use the same sump.

I can get a part number off it if that will help you out.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Chad, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Henry, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Mike S
Dan Horton did a nice write-up on how he did a...

Dan Horton did a nice write-up on how he did a new tailwheel install, you might get some ideas from this thread.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=28339
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-07-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Mike S
Bill, sending a PM about the O2 system.

Bill, sending a PM about the O2 system.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-07-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By Mike S
Great-----customer service at its best.

Great-----customer service at its best.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,611
Posted By Mike S
Do you have any documentation for this?

Do you have any documentation for this?
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-07-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By Mike S
Words mean things.

Until, not through.

As written the sale is over as of today.

But, as mentioned above you can try asking Kathy----from what I know she is pretty good about helping folks here.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Mike S
This one...

This one...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,453
Posted By Mike S
I wonder how a couple wedges of fairly dense foam...

I wonder how a couple wedges of fairly dense foam between the rudder and inboard ends of the elevators would work?? Big enough to fill the entire area between rudder and elevators.

Dense as in pool...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-05-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mike S
130 hours in 8 years? Has this been in storage...

130 hours in 8 years?

Has this been in storage or flown once in a while?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,611
Posted By Mike S
No, my question was not aimed at anyone in...

No, my question was not aimed at anyone in particular.

Jeff, I understand your concern, but someone was bound to raise the question and I wanted to do so in as non-judgemental or threatening a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,611
Posted By Mike S
I wonder if the person (S) directing you have any...

I wonder if the person (S) directing you have any liability in this?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-04-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By Mike S
And, a long wait............. Too bad it is not...

And, a long wait.............


Too bad it is not a Dynafocal.

Good luck, sounds like a great deal.

Does it come with a T shirt:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By Mike S
Methinks this may be hard to do. Seems to me I...

Methinks this may be hard to do. Seems to me I remember seeing/reading/hearing EAA likes to get a piece of the $ pie, and be in control of what is going on during OSH.

Remember Doug's Taco Truck...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-03-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Mike S
How about a link to the EAA forum??

How about a link to the EAA forum??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By Mike S
Beer fest Mon...

Beer fest Mon night.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=207275
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-02-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Mike S
Here you go........... ...

Here you go........... https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=208668
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,568
Posted By Mike S
What is the sump capacity, and how much are you...

What is the sump capacity, and how much are you putting in??

Lyc's like to run a bit less than capacity from my experience.
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By Mike S
I think is is linked...

I think is is linked here.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=208595
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm

https://vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-31-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Mike S
Might help to list 4 or 6 cylinder unit needed.

Might help to list 4 or 6 cylinder unit needed.
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Mike S
Been there, done that. Did not have any issues...

Been there, done that.

Did not have any issues with the reused tubes.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-30-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dominic, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,310
Posted By Mike S
Who was doing the presentation?

Who was doing the presentation?
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,310
Posted By Mike S
Just hit 74 this month. I would build the 15 in...

Just hit 74 this month.

I would build the 15 in a heartbeat.

Trouble is, I cant afford it and my wife would kill me if we sold our current plane to finance a new project.

Then there is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,052
Posted By Mike S
I buy the six pack of filters to get the price...

I buy the six pack of filters to get the price discount. Not to stock up.
Forum: Job Board 07-28-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,366
Posted By Mike S
Calling Doug Reeves ..............

Calling Doug Reeves ..............
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By Mike S
Good looking repair job. The extra thickness at...

Good looking repair job.

The extra thickness at the slot will reduce the wallowing out of the end of the slot, bit of a bonus.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mike S
Scott-----sent you a PM

Scott-----sent you a PM
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,476
Posted By Mike S
Very well kept.

Very well kept.
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 90,303
Posted By Mike S
Methinks RV 14.

Methinks RV 14.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-26-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Mike S
Ack......screwed by the time zone again.

Ack......screwed by the time zone again.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-26-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Larry, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By Mike S
Thumbs up icon needed here.

Thumbs up icon needed here.
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,636
Posted By Mike S
Thanks

Fun vid-----thanks for posting.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-25-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,406
Posted By Mike S
Well, I sure do wish I had some extra $$$ sitting...

Well, I sure do wish I had some extra $$$ sitting around.

Very surprised this is not sold yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 50,189
Posted By Mike S
Steve knows a thing or two about wing design, I...

Steve knows a thing or two about wing design, I would not be surprised if he took the issues you mention into consideration already.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-23-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,770
Posted By Mike S
One more thing, in the installation instructions...

One more thing, in the installation instructions Ross says to have two ign, and two fuel pump switches, and an optional ECU switch.



Cars dont fall out of the sky?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jeff, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-23-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Mike S
Thanks Larry, but as I mentioned before, the...

Thanks Larry, but as I mentioned before, the truth of the matter is I got it from Steve Barnard.

Some of the early RV folks will remember the name.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By Mike S
Looking at the second photo it would seem the...

Looking at the second photo it would seem the bracket was loose. Note shiny ring around axle where the spacer washer goes. Also note lower right area of slot where the black smudge is, and black...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Mike S
It might help to know the door brand. Sounds...

It might help to know the door brand.

Sounds like there might be a brake that needs adjusting.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,552
Posted By Mike S
Hmmmm -------- by any chance did you read my...

Hmmmm -------- by any chance did you read my original post to start this thread?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By Mike S
Best way to do that seems like doing it yourself,...

Best way to do that seems like doing it yourself, instead of hiring someone else to do it for you.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-20-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,770
Posted By Mike S
Simple answer is---run up check, I get to turn...

Simple answer is---run up check, I get to turn off each coil, and each fuel pump.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-20-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,770
Posted By Mike S
I kill the engine by shutting down the fuel...

I kill the engine by shutting down the fuel pumps.

I arranged the ECU, coils, and fuel pump switches in line, starting is turn on left to right, shutting down is turning off right to left. Easy to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-19-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm ...

https://vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm

Congrats on the pink slip :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Mike S
Why not???

Why not???
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-19-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,770
Posted By Mike S
O2 sensor goes in the exhaust. It reads residual...

O2 sensor goes in the exhaust. It reads residual O2 and presents the reading as air/fuel ratio.

My SDS system has this option and it did require a stand alone box that actually reads the O2 sensor...
Forum: GPS 07-19-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Mike S
Mike, if you could put up photos of each...

Mike, if you could put up photos of each connector that would help.
Forum: RV-15 07-18-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 90,303
Posted By Mike S
As long as we are engaged in pure speculation...

As long as we are engaged in pure speculation here, I think it will be there.

Think of a couple things that would happen if they had the plane (or at the minimum a fuse mockup) there. 1. generate...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,552
Posted By Mike S
Thanks for the responses.

I find it very interesting how a simple question about continuous low RPM operation has generated 5 pages of response, that have almost nothing to do with the original question (which was answered by...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-17-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By Mike S
PM coming.

PM coming.
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,258
Posted By Mike S
Ours worked just fine without a dedicated...

Ours worked just fine without a dedicated ground.

Be sure to run a heavy duty ground from the engine back to the fuselage whichever way you do the rest of the grounds. Keep the starter loads where...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,552
Posted By Mike S
Exactly...

Exactly...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Mike S
Just to close the loop here, my units were serial...

Just to close the loop here, my units were serial number 3027 and 3031, so they fell into the range of the SB.

After installing the parts, the radio issue was gone.

Thanks GRT, appreciate the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Mike S
Garmin??? Thought your were a GRT devotee.

Garmin???

Thought your were a GRT devotee.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,552
Posted By Mike S
Did some testing this morning, here are some...

Did some testing this morning, here are some numbers. This is in a somewhat draggy airframe with big tires, consider it a 3/4 scale RV 15 :D

Altitude 7500, OAT 78.

Full throttle and prop pulled...
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