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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=203183
Forum: Midwest Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Shane, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By Mike S
Determination and drive to finish. Luckily...

Determination and drive to finish.

Luckily frequent visits to VAF can help. Also bumming rides, visiting other projects, and most important is support from your family.

Good luck with your forth...
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=203146
Forum: RV-3 01-23-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Craig, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=203086
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Mike S
Tom, I dont need any of the stuff but I wanted to...

Tom, I dont need any of the stuff but I wanted to complement you on a fantastic job of putting together the ad.
Forum: The RV Grin 01-20-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dave, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on the new bird.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,046
Posted By Mike S
You are repeating yourself. See post 35. Guess I...

You are repeating yourself. See post 35.

Guess I am lucky I dont fly a f16-------I have used many solder splices in my aircraft and have had ZERO problems.
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Mike S
Delta Pop units worked just fine for me.

Delta Pop units worked just fine for me.
Forum: RV-4 01-18-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Sam, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-17-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=202873
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,665
Posted By Mike S
Have you already chosen a DAR for your...

Have you already chosen a DAR for your inspection??

If so, check with them.

Or, you could call Dilly 916-606-4160 and see what he has to say.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jonathan, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-12-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jorge, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Mike S
I cut a 3" or so circle out of the clear flap...

I cut a 3" or so circle out of the clear flap protection tape, stuck it in place over the hole and then opened up the center.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By Mike S
Yep----great products and service for sure.

Yep----great products and service for sure.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By Mike S
Craig------as you are also having alternator...

Craig------as you are also having alternator issues as posted in another thread, I would look for any common link between the two.

Start with the grounds, my $0.02.

It might be time to bring in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By Mike S
Craig------as you are also having ignition issues...

Craig------as you are also having ignition issues as posted in another thread, I would look for any common link between the two.

Start with the grounds, my $0.02.

It might be time to bring in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By Mike S
Agree with the above----even if the current...

Agree with the above----even if the current terminals are not the problem, it is good to use high quality terminals and tools.

Stein has what you need also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By Mike S
Yep, I thought the same thing.

Yep, I thought the same thing.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-08-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Mike S
WOW

Great looking job.

Methinks this needs to be front page material.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-03-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Mike S
Straight or 90* adapter?

Straight or 90* adapter?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Mike S
Well, the 10 is a great airplane. IMHO, it may...

Well, the 10 is a great airplane.

IMHO, it may not be a great choice for a first time builder to learn on.

Not that folks have not been successful with a 10 as a first time builder.

You need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Eric, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Safety 01-01-2022, 11:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,538
Posted By Mike S
Am I the only one that thinks this thread has had...

Am I the only one that thinks this thread has had a major bit of drift??
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,627
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bill, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-01-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,237
Posted By Mike S
Nah----that would fan the flames. Stop, Drop,...

Nah----that would fan the flames.

Stop, Drop, and Roll would be better :D;)
Forum: RV-4 01-01-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By Mike S
Mark, congrats on your flight :D

Mark, congrats on your flight :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-01-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Sean, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,611
Posted By Mike S
Dont know-----ask the guy who started this thread?

Dont know-----ask the guy who started this thread?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Theo, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on your new bird.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,611
Posted By Mike S
Gross number is not a good way to scale this. A...

Gross number is not a good way to scale this.

A percentage of the total aircraft would seem more meaningful. Otherwise larger airports have a built in advantage.

At our airpark there are 32 hangar...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,515
Posted By Mike S
Not yet-----but I will keep watch for it :D:D My...

Not yet-----but I will keep watch for it :D:D My favorite sweets !!!

Saw a video of these in use that Vultures Row Aviation put out when they did the tail cone on a Corsair.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,515
Posted By Mike S
Explosive rivet setting tool.

Explosive rivet setting tool.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-29-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Mike S
Thanks Bob, your check will be in the mail ;)

Thanks Bob, your check will be in the mail ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Mike S
Methinks it is the left that is a bit...

Methinks it is the left that is a bit retarded.

Late firing means the mixture is still burning as it is going out the exhaust, and thus higher egt readings.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-28-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=202248
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-28-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 387,816
Posted By Mike S
Thought so when I read about using the oven for...

Thought so when I read about using the oven for drying paint:D

OK, serious now, the panel is looking great.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-28-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Mike S
Vlad, send me your email via a PM. I have a PDF...

Vlad, send me your email via a PM.

I have a PDF of the lasar manual I can send to you.

As far as I know, one of the only places left to work on Lasar is AeroSport Power in Kamloops BC.

Yes, it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Mike S
The one in the post above is the newest version...

The one in the post above is the newest version ----- as far as I know.

The one in the OP is a generation before that.

The new one should fit with minimum work, I believe the wiring is the same.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,314
Posted By Mike S
I believe Greg was referring to the outlet...

I believe Greg was referring to the outlet itself, not something plugged into an outlet.
Forum: RV-4 12-21-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By Mike S
Bob Mills did at the Reno Air Races this...

Bob Mills did at the Reno Air Races this year.

He, Steve or Bob K. should be the ones to comment as to the speed change.
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By Mike S
Yep, but they are no longer doing RV 10 stuff...

Yep, but they are no longer doing RV 10 stuff IIRC. Ditto for Flightline Interiors.

I had a mix of both in our 10----worked well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=13...

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=1318

Rick may be able to help.
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mike S
Yep. totally agree. Also, IMHO these are a must...

Yep. totally agree.

Also, IMHO these are a must too. Use all metal lock nuts adds a bit more...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Mike S
I assume you are using the Flyleds setup?? This...

I assume you are using the Flyleds setup?? This is what I used in the new plane, and I highly recommend them.

The WigWag switch is something new, looks like a great unit. I used the module located...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Mike S
You would benefit from getting a copy of The...

You would benefit from getting a copy of The Aeroelectric Connection. It gives all the needed info you are asking about.

http://www.aeroelectric.com/

I would ground locally for the wing tip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Chris, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,834
Posted By Mike S
I have used the lacing cord under the cowl...

I have used the lacing cord under the cowl without any problems.

There is also a newer design zip tie made for aircraft use, has cushioned edges and is releasable as well as high temp use. Grip Lock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By Mike S
Rans sells a nice adjustable bump style trim...

Rans sells a nice adjustable bump style trim unit. Even comes with the VHB tape to mount it.

Sorry, I dont have a part number or cost------but I can attest to how well it works.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-12-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Mike S
Vibration from unbalanced prop, or lots of rough...

Vibration from unbalanced prop, or lots of rough field work, etc might also be a factor.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-10-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By Mike S
This is what I have, and yes the wigwag is very...

This is what I have, and yes the wigwag is very obvious even in the daytime.

I am using the Flyleds 6 pack lights so they draw a bit more amps but if you are going to replace the wire and breakers...
Forum: COMM 12-09-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mike S
Been there and done that. Decided to live with...

Been there and done that. Decided to live with the minor issue, as the flat repair fee was so high.

If I were able to make the rules, they would have a small flat fee for diagnosing the issue and...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,747
Posted By Mike S
Love this statement.

Love this statement.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,625
Posted By Mike S
Just a thought here, take it for what it is...

Just a thought here, take it for what it is worth. $0.02 at best.

It seems like a lot of the specified stuff in the aviation world is derived from what was used when something was first built/done....
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Mike S
Kevin has treated me well more than once. Good...

Kevin has treated me well more than once.

Good outfit to deal with.
Forum: Safety 12-07-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,067
Posted By Mike S
Thanks. While there is a good basis to the...

Thanks.

While there is a good basis to the discussion, sometimes the effort to make a point gets kinda way out there.

20 miles out in this case ;) :D
Forum: Safety 12-07-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,067
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=19285&stc=1&d=1638923473
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-05-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Chris, congrats on the pink slip :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,957
Posted By Mike S
Will solve some of it. Still needs cheeks.

Will solve some of it.

Still needs cheeks.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-04-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By Mike S
GREAT story. Glad to see you are still hanging...

GREAT story.

Glad to see you are still hanging around here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,957
Posted By Mike S
And it also wins the "looks good" contest...

And it also wins the "looks good" contest :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-03-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By Mike S
I had one in the 10, that is going to be my fall...

I had one in the 10, that is going to be my fall back unless I can find something simpler and cheaper.
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