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Forum: Interiors Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Mike S
Have you considered these might be copyrighted...

Have you considered these might be copyrighted images?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-22-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=207424
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-22-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=207416
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Mike S
Are you talking about the cooling air...

Are you talking about the cooling air inlets?

Photos would really help.
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Mike S
Pretty much spot on advice. Fly it-----enjoy it.

Pretty much spot on advice.

Fly it-----enjoy it.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,298
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Teal, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D:D

Congrats on the successful conversion to the Yamaha.

Did you consider the factory VNE numbers??? Methinks you are very capable of blowing well past...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,106
Posted By Mike S
Kyle, congrats on the new fledgling!!!!:D

Kyle, congrats on the new fledgling!!!!:D
Forum: California 06-13-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mike S
Glad things worked out for you. Enjoy!!!!!

Glad things worked out for you.

Enjoy!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By Mike S
Dan the traveling airplane helping hand. Even...

Dan the traveling airplane helping hand.

Even works on other stuff than RVs.....
Forum: Tools 06-12-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By Mike S
Get a set of soft jaws for whichever vice you end...

Get a set of soft jaws for whichever vice you end up with.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By Mike S
I do have the audio wired up, using a Flight Data...

I do have the audio wired up, using a Flight Data System audio mixer into a Trig comm radio.

I have not had any issues with a popping noise.

It is all working fine, gives me an alert whenever I get...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By Mike S
http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector Thi...

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

This is a unit designed to interface with your EFIS and audio system.

I have used them in the last two planes and am very satisfied.

Also, they use a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,072
Posted By Mike S
Similar on our plane, signal and data wire was...

Similar on our plane, signal and data wire was pretty much as supplied from GRT----all nicely color coded. GRT supplies color coded wire for all connections and we did not need all in our...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,182
Posted By Mike S
Missed you at the appreciation dinner...

Missed you at the appreciation dinner tonight.

Will you be at PRS next week?? Laura and I are going to be working pylons, we need to get together.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-25-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Mike S
I have to check what the number is on the...

I have to check what the number is on the tool.

Not sure if 4 and 6 cylinder setups used the same timing tool.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mike S
So that is why Vans is developing the 15 ;)

So that is why Vans is developing the 15 ;)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-21-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mike S
ALL RV 4s are good looking!!

ALL RV 4s are good looking!!
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Frank, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,053
Posted By Mike S
Yep, take care of yourself first. Pretty...

Yep, take care of yourself first.




Pretty sure that is a very common felling here on VAF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,162
Posted By Mike S
Been flying for 50+ years. Still hate turbulence...

Been flying for 50+ years. Still hate turbulence and have just learned to deal with it most of the time.

Sometimes I just cancel the flight and RTB early.

Seems age is not much of a factor in my...
Forum: California 05-19-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Mike S
Yep, good suggestion.

Yep, good suggestion.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Mike S
We have the same setup, just follow the...

We have the same setup, just follow the instructions from GRT.

You need to record indicated fuel used and actual fuel pumped and use these figures to set the corrections.

Page 43 of the EIS manual.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-16-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 40,396
Posted By Mike S
Interesting looking squirt bottle---what brand is...

Interesting looking squirt bottle---what brand is it?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-11-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,961
Posted By Mike S
Scott, also flying an electric dependent...

Scott, also flying an electric dependent plane.

I started with a ND that was modified for external regulation. Mod was from articles in Kitplanes.

Worked just fine for a short time, then started...
Forum: Propellers 05-11-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,271
Posted By Mike S
I just bought 2 tubes of AS 5 this morning, so...

I just bought 2 tubes of AS 5 this morning, so wanted to let the VAF world know Tiffen Aire still has some at the moment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dan, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,053
Posted By Mike S
Tom, great news!! Thanks for filling in the big...

Tom, great news!! Thanks for filling in the big blank in the thread. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,848
Posted By Mike S
Bathroom...

Bathroom...
Forum: Northwest 05-10-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

George, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

https://vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm Might be of some help. Mike Seager is a good choice but you need to go to Oregon.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 118,237
Posted By Mike S
Good to know, wasnt aware of it. If I ever build...

Good to know, wasnt aware of it.

If I ever build another RV10..................

Would be nice if they did that with a 4 cylinder model.

Would be even better if they did/could make a simple...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 118,237
Posted By Mike S
Not sure if this has already been discussed but...

Not sure if this has already been discussed but it is worth repeating.

The EIS alarms can not be muted by pushing buttons on the EFIS. Communication is a one way street from the EIs to the EFIS.

If...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-08-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By Mike S
Add up the total amperage all the various devices...

Add up the total amperage all the various devices connected to the buss, size the wire for that.

Ground run is not part of the equation as far as I have ever done it.
Forum: The RV Grin 05-07-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Branden, congrats on your new bird. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By Mike S
They look like Honeywell AML...

They look like Honeywell AML...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,164
Posted By Mike S
When I was a kid we used canned mild as a leak...

When I was a kid we used canned mild as a leak stop.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,059
Posted By Mike S
I used a simple key switch wired in series with a...

I used a simple key switch wired in series with a push button.

Key switch is labeled as "Starter Enable"

Push button is engraved "Start"

Both from Steinair.
Forum: Job Board 05-01-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By Mike S
Contact RV 14 builder...

Contact RV 14 builder Larry.

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=24013

https://rapidsetbuildings.com/contact-us/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mike S
No idea what it is, but the photos are worth...

No idea what it is, but the photos are worth 3,000 words explaining why it is important to check the suction screen.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Mike S
John, great idea.:D This can be used by any...

John, great idea.:D

This can be used by any tipper, so I moved it to the maintenance forum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,440
Posted By Mike S
Intersection baffle?

Are you talking about the factory parts that mount under the center of the cylinders, suspended from an S hook?

If so, what did you do to keep the leakage...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,709
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dimitriy, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By Mike S
And, the current limiter then becomes the single...

And, the current limiter then becomes the single point of failure.

TANSTAAFL
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By Mike S
That is my thought, have you determined what the...

That is my thought, have you determined what the thingie in the interior is??

Not a lot of detail in the photo. If it is some kind of shock mount, that would lend a bit of credit to the above...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By Mike S
New project Dan?

New project Dan?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Mike S
Just a...

Just a FYI.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=200902
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Mike S
Another happy Trig remote comm and xpnder user...

Another happy Trig remote comm and xpnder user here.

Controlled by Horizon 10.1.

And, freq flip/flop and Ident on the stick.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,934
Posted By Mike S
Are you meaning 5/16"? Pretty sure a 5.16"...

Are you meaning 5/16"?

Pretty sure a 5.16" device will not fit through the gas filler hole.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,934
Posted By Mike S
We had these for our 172-----worked well.

We had these for our 172-----worked well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,934
Posted By Mike S
I made my own when I first filled the...

I made my own when I first filled the tanks.

Then I made a duplicate to keep as a spare.

You could drain a tank and make your own as you refill it----easy to do.

I used a bamboo paint stir stick,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,782
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Patrick, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D



That is really nice, another congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,338
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Hal, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Mike S
This has come up in the past, best answer is to...

This has come up in the past, best answer is to go through all of the steps in the build instructions and verify that they have all been done.

At some point you will get to the end of the quick...
Forum: Tools 04-17-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Mike S
In the past, I have found that if the countersink...

In the past, I have found that if the countersink has a good pilot then it should take care of the alignment.

Use a bit of lube if the pilot is on the tight side.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-14-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mike S
I have seen a few examples of this here on...

I have seen a few examples of this here on VAF.

I believe Dan Horton has one.

There was a gentleman named Bob Axsom with a RV6 that did a lot of racing that did a duct.

Alan Judy also, if my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Mike S
Vest with survival gear?

Vest with survival gear?
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mike S
There are a few different style AOA sensors...

There are a few different style AOA sensors available, including the moving vane one you mentioned.

Advanced Flight has (had?) one that used a couple holes strategically located in the top and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mike S
Yep, I have the same. But at this time only the...

Yep, I have the same. But at this time only the oil triggers the warning light



I think I may steal this idea. Thanks :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mike S
That, or set critical stuff like min oil pressure...

That, or set critical stuff like min oil pressure and max CHT in the EIS like Bob said----he is one of the GRT wizards of VAF. The red alarm light is controlled by the EIS.

I personally have the min...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mike S
Do you have the GRT EIS set to give alarms? If...

Do you have the GRT EIS set to give alarms? If so, you need remove them.

The alarms need to be set on the 10.1 Horizon only. The data from the EIS is a one way street, and you can not cancel the EIS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Mike S
Glad you got it taken care of.

Glad you got it taken care of.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By Mike S
Yep, contact the factory. You will eventually...

Yep, contact the factory.

You will eventually need the bill of sale from them, and you have to be the owner of record to get that.

Been there, done that.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By Mike S
Have you checked with Lycoming to see if they...

Have you checked with Lycoming to see if they have any recommendations for a shop?
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-07-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Mike S
And weight. Once in flyable condition with...

And weight.

Once in flyable condition with redrive and the rest of the engine parts, radiator, coolant etc------price and weight will both be way above the numbers in the original post.
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-06-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Mike S
Yes, they will play nicely together----a buddy is...

Yes, they will play nicely together----a buddy is flying this combo, but using an EFIS for displaying the fuel. The EFIS gets its info from the EIS, so I suspect you can make this work without an...
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