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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Mike S
Make that three.

Make that three.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By Mike S
As someone who vastly prefers talking to a human,...

As someone who vastly prefers talking to a human, and avoids online ordering like the plague, I must say this looks like you are covering all the bases quite well.
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By Mike S
Take a look at this thread, see if there might be...

Take a look at this thread, see if there might be something in there that can help.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=167258
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-12-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Mike S
Check with Ross at SDS. ...

Check with Ross at SDS.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=183085
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mike S
Grab the tail pipe, see if it can move around and...

Grab the tail pipe, see if it can move around and hit anything. The typical way the tail pipe is suspended is subject to coming loose and letting the pipe droop or otherwise move about. The method I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like you need to take a good look at the...

Sounds like you need to take a good look at the exhaust.

Is this a new issue, or has it been there all along?
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-09-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mike S
I had a similar issue with the wheel pants...

I had a similar issue with the wheel pants brackets on the RV 10.

Due to the heat generated from braking action, that area should use all metal lock nuts IMHO.
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-08-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Mike S
Non Answer for sure

Quote from their site.


"Who's using our Engines?

A question very commonly asked is: “Which aircraft already use this Engine?”.

To provide prospective buyers with an answer to this question, we...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 741
Posted By Mike S
This may provide a bit of inspiration....

This may provide a bit of inspiration. http://www.rv7blog.com/2020/04/19/new-workshop/

Lifted from this thread. https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=181580
Forum: Autopilots 05-07-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Mike S
Try Walt, EXP aircraft. ...

Try Walt, EXP aircraft. https://www.expaircraft.com/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By Mike S
I was posting a photo just to give a general idea...

I was posting a photo just to give a general idea of what the duct looks like. For #2, the shape will be different due to the horizontal shelf of the cooling tin, vs. the vertical wall behind...
Forum: COMM 05-07-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Mike S
Possibly Bristol spline key....

Possibly Bristol spline key. https://www.americanradiosupply.com/ss-408-bristol-spline-wrench-10-piece-set/

Used to be very popular for control knobs on electronic devices.
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Mike S
You did not get frustrated with the calibration...

You did not get frustrated with the calibration process like I did:D

After 3 or 4 tries, I just said close enough.

New plane has sight gauges in wing root.....sweet.
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Mike S
Or by the totalizer. I was never able to get the...

Or by the totalizer.

I was never able to get the gauges anywhere close-----plus they are inherently inaccurate at high level due to dihedral.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-06-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=93949&page=2

Post 15 shows the bypass duct.

Another potential issue is the presence of casting flash between the fins in the spark plug area.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-05-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 196,088
Posted By Mike S
Thanks Randy.

Thanks Randy.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-05-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 196,088
Posted By Mike S
Enjoy:D ...

Enjoy:D ...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-04-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 864
Posted By Mike S
ArtCraft in Santa...

ArtCraft in Santa Maria.

http://artcraftpaint.com/
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Mike S
Balance yes, weight no.

Balance yes, weight no.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-04-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Mike S
That is the big issue.

That is the big issue.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-03-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Mike S
Yes, it is still there---I just checked again....

Yes, it is still there---I just checked again. Look for it by date. It is now far down the page.



That link violates the VAF posting rules, and I removed it from your earlier post. And now from...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-03-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Mike S
Link still works for me.

Link still works for me.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-03-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brian, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Mike S
Do yourself a favor and buy the EAA certification...

Do yourself a favor and buy the EAA certification kit.

https://www.eaa.org/shop/product-detail?i=941&pi=926&pr=2583379
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Mike S
You need to be in the forum list, not a thread in...

You need to be in the forum list, not a thread in the forum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Andy, welcome to VAF:D

The prior responses are solid, a squeezer is really nice but limited range it can work in.

I have both a pneumatic and a hand squeezer and use the hand unit 95% of the time...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-01-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,188
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jay, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,565
Posted By Mike S
Glad it was only the outer wing, looks like the...

Glad it was only the outer wing, looks like the tank is still fine.
Forum: RV-3 04-29-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Mike S
OOPS, my bad. Thanks for the clarification.

OOPS, my bad. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: RV-3 04-29-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Mike S
One is for the C/S prop. The other is ground...

One is for the C/S prop. The other is ground adjustable.

Same owner.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-28-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ken, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Tools 04-28-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Mike S
Torque wrench cal

I just ran across this and wanted to share.

Simple easy way to check your torque wrench for accuracy, and adjust if needed.

https://www.wikihow.com/Calibrate-a-Torque-Wrench
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Fred, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.

Methinks you need to get the factory to answer the question about cutting a hole in the side skin.
Forum: Safety 04-27-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By Mike S
This is how I flew the RV 10, and the new Rans...

This is how I flew the RV 10, and the new Rans S21 will be the same. I did install separate ALT switches, but only to be able to turn off a faulty unit.

Worked just fine with the RV for 6 years or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Mike S
Time to scratch that itch;)

Time to scratch that itch;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Beau--welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Mike S
The Titan may have higher compression as a factor...

The Titan may have higher compression as a factor also.

And, just to jump on the band wagon-----check timing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Mike S
All cylinders or only some of them?

All cylinders or only some of them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By Mike S
Good job Scott.

Good job Scott.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Mike S
Air dam in front of #1, bypass duct for #3. Good...

Air dam in front of #1, bypass duct for #3.

Good info here. https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=37835

And here. https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=163788
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brian, welcome to VAF:D

Pretty sure someone will come along with some help soon.

Good to have you aboard.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bibrak. welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Mike S
A photo would help.....

A photo would help.....
Forum: Reviews 04-24-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,245
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Greg, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: California 04-23-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Mike S
Yep, ours too :D 310LM

Yep, ours too :D 310LM
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Mike S
PM coming at you.

PM coming at you.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Mike S
https://bogertaviation.com/collections/bogi-bars-a...

https://bogertaviation.com/collections/bogi-bars-aircraft-tow-bars-and-tow-bar-accessories
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

And another fledgling leaves the nest:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By Mike S
Ours would have been about that long------it is...

Ours would have been about that long------it is in fact on the FAA site as assigned with the correct info re. airframe type serial number etc.

Now, I am just waiting for the letter back from FAA...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mike, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Mike S
Link is on the front page, for info in the...

Link is on the front page, for info in the future.

https://vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By Mike S
Heads up

I just found out our application was rejected for not having both of us sign the 88 form.

This is the one notarized, ----- be sure both sign and both are notarized if the ownership is listed as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Mike S
Might be a good place to...

Might be a good place to start.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-ALL_05.pdf
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-20-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Mike S
Ever been to PVF on a windy day??

Ever been to PVF on a windy day??
Forum: RV-4 04-20-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mike S
Odyssey has been the standard since I have been...

Odyssey has been the standard since I have been around the RV world.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-20-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Mike S
Oh, come on-----cant be any windier than here;)

Oh, come on-----cant be any windier than here;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mike, welcome aboard the good ship VAF------always glad to welcome another Mike;):D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-19-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Mike S
Need more info, TCW makes a lot of...

Need more info, TCW makes a lot of stuff.

https://www.tcwtech.com/product-category/aviation-products/?v=7516fd43adaa
Forum: California 04-18-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Mike S
http://artcraftpaint.com/

http://artcraftpaint.com/
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-17-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Mike S
The orange, blue and green are for the position...

The orange, blue and green are for the position sensor. They should not be connected to the rocker switch. The switch connects to the two white wires on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Mike S
Go back to post 5, the wire hook goes into the...

Go back to post 5, the wire hook goes into the axle hole.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Mike S
Fish scale.

Fish scale.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Mike S
Be sure the breakout force is correct. Also,...

Be sure the breakout force is correct.

Also, wheel balance and roundness can play a part in shimmy issues.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By Mike S
No, not field. Term 3---goes directly to the...

No, not field.

Term 3---goes directly to the buss through a 2a fuse/cb. It is sensing the buss voltage. This is how the reg knows how to tell the alternator what to do.

You can download the info...
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