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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,653
Posted By Mike S
Better hurry up, fall is almost over. :D

Better hurry up, fall is almost over. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Mike S
As the pads wear, the piston has to move farther...

As the pads wear, the piston has to move farther out to make up for the wear.

The piston has no return spring, so it just stays a bit farther out and does not return to fully seated in the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Mike S
A Day of Imfamy

https://media.tacdn.com/media/attractions-splice-spp-674x446/0b/ae/a1/7a.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,653
Posted By Mike S
Looks good, were you starting to have issues with...

Looks good, were you starting to have issues with the old engine, or just a precautionary change out?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Mike S
One here, doesent say if straight or...

One here, doesent say if straight or 90*.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=212195
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Mike S
You could try contacting...

You could try contacting Darwin.

https://www.jdair.com/pages/Contact.html
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-05-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By Mike S
Mike----sure wish I had some extra $$$ laying...

Mike----sure wish I had some extra $$$ laying around.

Folks, Mike Bell is straight up guy, long time RV builder. Dont dilly dally on this one.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,025
Views: 921,751
Posted By Mike S
Congrats on the new fledgling :D Love the...

Congrats on the new fledgling :D

Love the Blantons.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Mike S
This works fine, had the same for my DRDT2.

This works fine, had the same for my DRDT2.
Forum: Propellers 12-04-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Mike S
Methinks you should be asking Whirlwind.

Methinks you should be asking Whirlwind.
Forum: Midwest 12-03-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Cole, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on the commission, and thanks for your service.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Mike S
If on the top of wing, green locktite has been...

If on the top of wing, green locktite has been used with a good degree of success.

BTDT
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By Mike S
Yes, give them a call.

Yes, give them a call.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-01-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Mike S
Fixed that---Reads correctly now.

Fixed that---Reads correctly now.
Forum: Autopilots 11-30-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By Mike S
Just out on FAA website this...

Just out on FAA website this morning.

https://support.garmin.com/en-US/aviation/faq/QFnVz92cFZ5AvovG4LF6l5/
Forum: Autopilots 11-29-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Rich, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-29-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By Mike S
This is also capable of sending a signal to an...

This is also capable of sending a signal to an EFIS-----first gen GRT WS units are around and fairly cheap. Here is a pic of how I used this setup. This is a stand alone setup dedicated to the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-27-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,642
Posted By Mike S
Sorry to hear that, Thanksgiving is a lousy time...

Sorry to hear that, Thanksgiving is a lousy time to have to put down a pet.

We had the same thing happen on Thanksgiving 3 years ago with our Aussie mix.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=211982
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mike S
They are, but you have the Stratus in...

They are, but you have the Stratus in twice-----second time is where the GRT should be.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mike S
Links not working.

Links not working.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=211955
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-25-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Mike S
No specific max temp that I know of. Relationship...

No specific max temp that I know of. Relationship between cylinders is the biggie.

Probe placement can easily account for the difference you are seeing.

Tell us more about the engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,002
Posted By Mike S
Brian, Scott..........

Big congrats to you guys.

Enjoy retirement.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,409
Posted By Mike S
I favor a nice Port myself.

I favor a nice Port myself.
Forum: Autopilots 11-18-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Mike S
Amazon has buttons that will work. As I recall,...

Amazon has buttons that will work. As I recall, blue is the standard color for auto level ?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2022, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Mike S
Spend the bucks and get some ANR headsets. Less...

Spend the bucks and get some ANR headsets.

Less weight than trying to sound insulate the plane, and work better.
Forum: Safety 11-17-2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,076
Posted By Mike S
http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector ...

http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector

Couple of really nice features in this unit, plus it has a long lasting detector.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,393
Posted By Mike S
For that much, you can get the Thunder Mustang...

For that much, you can get the Thunder Mustang kit----and that includes engine. https://www.thundermustang.com/kits-for-sale/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,860
Posted By Mike S
Use caution cutting steel on the same machine you...

Use caution cutting steel on the same machine you have already cut alum on.

This is especially true for cutting tools that generate sparks.
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-13-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By Mike S
https://www.kitplanes.com/a-permanent-solution-oil...

https://www.kitplanes.com/a-permanent-solution-oil-filter/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=KITPLANES+Weekly&utm_campaign=KP+Weekly+2022%2F10%2F18
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-13-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ron, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D

I wounder if he was talking about usable fuel?
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-13-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By Mike S
The Wankel used to be pretty popular, but they...

The Wankel used to be pretty popular, but they have faded off a lot.

PSRU needs are a biggie, also exhaust on these engines is a LOT hotter than typical Lyclone.

Several folks have been flying...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Mike S
Remote load a Foreflight plan into GRT EFIS??

Like the title says, is it possible to use Foreflight to create a flight plan, then upload it to the GRT EFIS??

From what I can gather, the answer is yes----but some parts and programming needed....
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Mike S
This........

This........
Forum: Safety 11-10-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Mike S
Belly mounted antennas can make it hard to...

Belly mounted antennas can make it hard to communicate on the ground.

We have the same issue here, group of houses at each end of the runway, and it is often very difficult to get good radio contact...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-08-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=211446
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-07-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By Mike S
The tail is the learning part of the build, then...

The tail is the learning part of the build, then the training wheels come off.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mike S
Electric rudder trim. Push to test door pin...

Electric rudder trim.

Push to test door pin sensors.

Wig wag landing lights.
Forum: California 11-05-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Roman, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Mike S
https://www.aircraftspecialty.com/

https://www.aircraftspecialty.com/
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-05-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Michael, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By Mike S
Somebody is going to get a great deal with this,...

Somebody is going to get a great deal with this, great for a newbie just starting out building a kit.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,393
Posted By Mike S
Brant Seghetti owns both an RV 8 and a P 51....

Brant Seghetti owns both an RV 8 and a P 51. Would be interesting to get his input.

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=16773
Forum: Safety 10-17-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,064
Posted By Mike S
Am I the only one who sees the guts of a weird TV...

Am I the only one who sees the guts of a weird TV set in that second photo?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Mike S
John Stahr did an outstanding job painting our...

John Stahr did an outstanding job painting our plane.

http://www.stahrdesign.com/
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,078
Posted By Mike S
Yes, high density and standard. ...

Yes, high density and standard.

https://www.steinair.com/product-category/connectors/d-sub/contacts/
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By Mike S
What prop?? C/S then wait, F/P should not be a...

What prop??

C/S then wait, F/P should not be a concern.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 208,329
Posted By Mike S
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.037468,-114.833654...

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.037468,-114.8336545,1709m/data=!3m1!1e3

Looks like a dirt strip just to the east of the kilns. I have no idea if you need prior permission to land there?

The kilns...
Forum: Safety 10-12-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mike S
YIPPIE!!! Good luck, have fun.

YIPPIE!!!

Good luck, have fun.
Forum: Northwest 10-11-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

John, welcome to VAF.

You guys are gonna love that 10.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Mike S
Yep, this is fine.

Yep, this is fine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,065
Posted By Mike S
Here are a couple threads about tank building...

Here are a couple threads about tank building that are worth reading, in case you have not yet seen...
Forum: Autopilots 10-05-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Mike S
I also have a control head with a bad display,...

I also have a control head with a bad display, interested in where you found a new one.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,628
Posted By Mike S
Start tracing the wiring from the switch out to...

Start tracing the wiring from the switch out to the light unit.

Methinks you should find a spot where the wire is grounding, thus blowing the fuse. As the fuse blowing was not as soon as you flew...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 208,329
Posted By Mike S
Charcoal kilns.

Charcoal kilns.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Mike S
Bendix King bought TruTrak. Andrew Barker is...

Bendix King bought TruTrak.

Andrew Barker is still here on VAF and offers assistance when he can.

There is a designated repair shop that works on some TruTrak stuff, but spare parts are an issue....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!!:D

Congratulations!!!!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,666
Posted By Mike S
Agree 100%. https://flyleds.com/

Agree 100%. https://flyleds.com/
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2022, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brian, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By Mike S
Have you made sure you can get the finished units...

Have you made sure you can get the finished units out of the third floor???

Wings build on vertical racks as I recall---not tables.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,382
Posted By Mike S
Looks like where they removed material in the...

Looks like where they removed material in the laminations to balance the unit.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,382
Posted By Mike S
Kinda hard to be sure, but it looks like the...

Kinda hard to be sure, but it looks like the brush wiring may have gotten pretty hot at some time. Silver area could be solder that has let go of its original bond.

Zoom in on the tab where the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-20-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By Mike S
Yep, as I recall, this is what the factory did.

Yep, as I recall, this is what the factory did.
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