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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Mike S
This is a great idea!! More videos to come??

This is a great idea!!

More videos to come??
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=189569
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jim, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dustin, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 136,934
Posted By Mike S
Sure does look like water bars to me, we used to...

Sure does look like water bars to me, we used to do them after a fire.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterbar
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-01-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=24...

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=2472

Check with Lars, I suspect he can help.
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,432
Posted By Mike S
Yep, this is how I found a leak in the tunnel of...

Yep, this is how I found a leak in the tunnel of our 10.

Lots of things in there to leak but not a lot of room to work at tightening things. Or room to even look for the leak.

Tunnel side access...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-29-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=189462
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-28-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Mike S
Larry, Texas?? No more badlands?

Larry, Texas??

No more badlands?
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Brian, congrats on the new fledgling:D:D
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,226
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Matt and Sarah-----welcome aboard the good ship VAF.

Good to see another husband and wife team building a plane:D:D
Forum: COMM 11-27-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Mike S
Lots of good from ANR in my experience. Dont...

Lots of good from ANR in my experience.

Dont forget the Halo, or the ones Scott and Tanya make.

https://cqheadset.com/

And, for the lower cost option, you can add ANR to your existing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Greg, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mike S
https://www.hansonrivet.com/rivets/blind-pop-advel...

https://www.hansonrivet.com/rivets/blind-pop-advel-rivets/closed-end-blind-rivets/

You might try here.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mike S
I did this, worked fine. Scott at Vans sent me a...

I did this, worked fine. Scott at Vans sent me a closed rivet to use.

Drill out the rivet, push the tail up into the tank, force some proseal into the hole, insert and "pop" new rivet.

I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Bruce, congrats on the new fledgling :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-26-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By Mike S
With either the hole saw or fly cutter, be sure...

With either the hole saw or fly cutter, be sure that the center hole is riding on the smooth shank of the center drill bit when the cutter is actually working on the big hole.

If needed you can...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Mike S
Buy a spare valve, and a few o rings for it. Toss...

Buy a spare valve, and a few o rings for it. Toss into your traveling tool kit.

Super easy to change o rings if one gets damaged----like sitting on a sharp metal chip.

Easy to change out the valve...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-25-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Mike S
Yep, two or three of them. NIB and used. Send me...

Yep, two or three of them. NIB and used.

Send me a PM if you want more details.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-25-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,810
Posted By Mike S
Seems to be a bit of a red flag to make sure your...

Seems to be a bit of a red flag to make sure your charging system is doing its job.
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-25-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 131,268
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like the Airmaster. I have a couple...

Sounds like the Airmaster.

I have a couple friends using them, they really like the prop.

https://www.propellor.com/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Steve, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Mahlon might know, he will probably chime in here, if not you can send him a PM.

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=663
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Mike S
I bought some 1/8" stainless rod at the local...

I bought some 1/8" stainless rod at the local hardware store, cut it into lengths equal to the width of the baffle folded tab.

Drilled a couple of #40 holes for safety wire to go around the SS...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-21-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By Mike S
Well, since you asked-------my $0.02 is; To even...

Well, since you asked-------my $0.02 is;

To even dream of this kind of low probability dual failure mode, it sounds like you do not really trust the Pmag even after flying with it for a year and a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,680
Posted By Mike S
Tosten CS 8, Trigger is PTT, below that is an...

Tosten CS 8, Trigger is PTT, below that is an almost hidden button used for A/P.

Top side--Cooley hat for pitch and yaw trim. Right top button for Comm freq swap, left button for XPNDR Ident.
Forum: Midwest 11-21-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Greg, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-20-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bob, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-19-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Mike S
You might just need a new battery. I had that...

You might just need a new battery.

I had that happen when I did not use mine for a long time.

Drawer sitting is not a good thing for these units.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-19-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By Mike S
Got it, thanks.

Got it, thanks.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-19-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By Mike S
That makes four brand new G5's in a few...

That makes four brand new G5's in a few months?????

Are you a dealer or what?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,015
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Kelsey, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

I remember you from the Vans Homecomings a few years ago.

Good to have you aboard.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Joe, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

What???

Are you trying to put me out of work;)

Jon, great first post------and welcome aboard.

Try contacting Pierre Smith. He has a 10 for sale. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Mike S
Make sure the clamp on spring attach arms have...

Make sure the clamp on spring attach arms have not slipped.

Geoff is pretty responsive to his customers, give him a call.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Mike S
IIRC, I got mine from...

IIRC, I got mine from Aerotronics.

http://www.aerotronics.com/

Had them engraved here. https://www.engravers.net/rocker-sw.html
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By Mike S
Send him a...

Send him a PM??

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=438
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Greg, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

However long it takes------------it will be worth it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Posted By Mike S
Thumbs up Thumbs Up

Great book, everybody needs one.
Forum: Tools 11-13-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Al, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Mike S
First off, internal or external ADHRS?? If...

First off, internal or external ADHRS??

If external, adaptive or old style.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,763
Posted By Mike S
Engine with a longer stroke. one way to increase...

Engine with a longer stroke. one way to increase displacement.

Stroke is the distance the piston moves up and down as the crankshaft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,066
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

John, congrats on the new toy:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,901
Posted By Mike S
Of course it was MPH------this is racing;):D

Of course it was MPH------this is racing;):D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,901
Posted By Mike S
RV8 did 275+ at Reno. Big shot of giggle...

RV8 did 275+ at Reno.

Big shot of giggle juice.

Latest issue of Kit Planes.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-12-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,253
Posted By Mike S
There are angle valve 540s in RV 10s, a buddy has...

There are angle valve 540s in RV 10s, a buddy has one. Had to bump out the cowl a bit for the front cylinder clearance.

Yes, they are heavier------but not 500 pounds heavier.
Forum: Safety 11-12-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,937
Posted By Mike S
In the automotive world, they are fender...

In the automotive world, they are fender washers.

In the aero world, they are large area washers. AN970.
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,480
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dave, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,957
Posted By Mike S
Isnt there also a W/B issue with that engine?

Isnt there also a W/B issue with that engine?
Forum: Painting your RV 11-12-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Julien, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By Mike S
There is the Motopod for a RV 10....

There is the Motopod for a RV 10.

http://www.motorcyclepilot.com/pods.php
Forum: Reviews 11-10-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Mike S
Yep, great place for paint.

Yep, great place for paint.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,478
Posted By Mike S
Virtually identical to how my 10 was setup,...

Virtually identical to how my 10 was setup, except I also had a SD8 feeding the second battery direct. Very similar panel also.

Worked fine for the 6 years I had the plane, and the new project is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Sam, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By Mike S
You do know the 9 is not rated for inverted...

You do know the 9 is not rated for inverted maneuvers, dont you???;):D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mike S
https://www.clickbond.com/ Take a look at the...

https://www.clickbond.com/

Take a look at the products from Click Bond.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,478
Posted By Mike S
One of the benefits of using a dual battery setup...

One of the benefits of using a dual battery setup is the magic glass and such do not brown out when I start the engine.

Just a data point for those thinking of using a second battery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By Mike S
:D:D:D:D:D

:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-06-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 425,664
Posted By Mike S
Well, now you need to change your sig...

Well, now you need to change your sig block.

When you get through chasing all over the country, fly that thing down here to Dayton and say HI:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-06-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 425,664
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Congrats to your friend, congrats to your plane.

OK, congrats to you also;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-06-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Mike S
In that case, my personal choice would be using...

In that case, my personal choice would be using the lighter weight or multi weight oils.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Hans, cograts on the new fledgling:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-06-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Mike S
Is the plane in a hangar? If so, is the hangar...

Is the plane in a hangar?

If so, is the hangar heated? Or, do you have an engine preheater of some kind?

Do you expect to leave the plane outdoors sometimes, like overnight trips?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mark, welcome aboard and congrats on the 8:D:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-05-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dennis --- welcome to VAF:D
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