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Forum: Autopilots Today, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 17
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: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-30-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,651
Posted By Mike S
Mike, looks like one of the remodeled Sharpe...

Mike, looks like one of the remodeled Sharpe hangars at Minden.

Greg, storage racks on wheels, workbenches on wheels, lots of lighting.

As you work on the plane your hangar layout needs will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 199,532
Posted By Mike S
Charcoal kilns.

Charcoal kilns.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
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 09-24-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!!:D

Congratulations!!!!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,246
Posted By Mike S
Agree 100%. https://flyleds.com/

Agree 100%. https://flyleds.com/
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brian, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
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, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,834
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, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,834
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Mike S
Yep, as I recall, this is what the factory did.

Yep, as I recall, this is what the factory did.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-19-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By Mike S
Just a WAG here, but only need one casting that...

Just a WAG here, but only need one casting that way. Machine the hole for the drive if needed.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,684
Posted By Mike S
Agree, the factory is the final word here.

Agree, the factory is the final word here.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-12-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By Mike S
Want to buy GRT 10” HXR

Looking for a 10” (10.5?) GRT HXR——-these are no longer in production, so checking if anyone has a used unit for sale.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-09-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,013
Posted By Mike S
Biggie on the wish list for me is closed loop...

Biggie on the wish list for me is closed loop operation----but still with operator selected AFR. The closed loop will just compensate for the altitude changes to keep the selected AFR.

With lead...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-09-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By Mike S
O.K., sounds like a great idea-----will do so.

O.K., sounds like a great idea-----will do so.
Forum: Canada 09-09-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Mike S
GRT data for Canada

Any GRT users who can report of data sources for charts/nav updates in Canada?

Trying to help a buddy out......
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,012
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like a bullet was dodged......

Sounds like a bullet was dodged......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,973
Posted By Mike S
That is how I do it. Never had an issue with...

That is how I do it.

Never had an issue with that method.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-08-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Harold, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17OV6iR42nE--Z4f1ddGOomRmOXWbkvJH/view Scroll down to page 65 or so for Utah. This is not a complete list, just folks...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-07-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,888
Posted By Mike S
Is the TruTrack flat pack or round hole?

Is the TruTrack flat pack or round hole?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mike S
Take a look at GRT, my dual 10.1" with remote com...

Take a look at GRT, my dual 10.1" with remote com and xpnedr and ARINC module was only 13K total a couple years ago. Cant imaging prices have gone up that much.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,973
Posted By Mike S
Again, the bypass filter is only cleaning a small...

Again, the bypass filter is only cleaning a small quantity of the oil being supplied by the pump. This clean oil is returned directly to the oil pan. It is not used as the pressure feed to lube the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mike S
I was told it was for valve guides, not seats.

I was told it was for valve guides, not seats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,973
Posted By Mike S
Bypass filters do not filter the entire...

Bypass filters do not filter the entire flow------that is what a full flow filter does.

Bypass filters take a portion of the flow and filter it, leaving most of the pump output to lube the engine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-04-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By Mike S
Larry, thanks for the nod---but as you said the...

Larry, thanks for the nod---but as you said the real brain behind this was Steve Barnard.

Here is the original thread, goes beyond just the alignment...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,012
Posted By Mike S
Yep.......

Yep.......
Forum: RV-4 09-03-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Samuel, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D

You stay safe out there too, thanks for you service.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mike S
Photo would be good, but I will take a stab at...

Photo would be good, but I will take a stab at this.

Is there another drain location in the lower part of the sump? If so, probably has a square head plug in it.

If so, is there room to put the...
Forum: Northwest 09-02-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By Mike S
You are close to the factory, have you asked...

You are close to the factory, have you asked them? Axel maybe?

Mike Seager comes to mind also.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,012
Posted By Mike S
Totally agree, 37 years of firefighting.

Totally agree, 37 years of firefighting.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,012
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Matthew, welcome to VAF:D

Sorry about the fire, but at least you are OK.

We were in Pigeon Forge just last week, did not know there was an airport there.

Above advice is good, be sure to check for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,456
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

First off, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Next-----you need to define your mission so you can get the correct airplane.

Tandem or side-by-side seating?

Aerobatics??

IFR/IFR ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Larry, first off----congrats on getting the 14 built!!! :D

Now, go get that license taken care of.

As I have no idea who/where to advise you on, I will just go away now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Mike S
Be careful, a buddy lost his 9a on a soggy grass...

Be careful, a buddy lost his 9a on a soggy grass strip. Nose gear dug in on landing and flipped over.
Forum: Oregon 08-19-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By Mike S
Look into trailers for moving heavy equipment.

Look into trailers for moving heavy equipment.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-19-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By Mike S
Switch off the fuel pumps, keep cranking for a...

Switch off the fuel pumps, keep cranking for a few seconds.
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,981
Posted By Mike S
Do the flaps reflex up like the RV 10?? If so,...

Do the flaps reflex up like the RV 10??

If so, are they coming up far enough?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By Mike S
Yep, but to just get home you could use a metal...

Yep, but to just get home you could use a metal lock nut and leave the connection a little bit loose for movement of the system.

Order then correct hardware and fix it correctly when you get home.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mike S
They were pitted next to us last year at Reno,...

They were pitted next to us last year at Reno, the plane was doing fairly well until they had a problem (fuel system as I recall----nothing to do with the cylinders) and had to scratch.

Very nice...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By Mike S
Thanks for clearing that up.

Thanks for clearing that up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By Mike S
I think you may have that backwards. My Horizon...

I think you may have that backwards. My Horizon 10.1s have the internal AHRS.
Forum: The RV Grin 08-14-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Mike, congrats on the new fledgling :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,238
Posted By Mike S
Just a thought here, but for folks worried about...

Just a thought here, but for folks worried about getting grit into the piston/ring assembly-----how about putting a lift under one side of the plane, so the cylinder being worked on is low so as to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,238
Posted By Mike S
Yep, Mahlon is the man!!

Yep, Mahlon is the man!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Gene, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-13-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By Mike S
Get a borescope and take a look at the piston. If...

Get a borescope and take a look at the piston. If a foreign object got trapped between the valve and piston, it would have caused this issue. There should be a witness mark or two on the piston if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By Mike S
Fuel, air, spark, compression, timing,...

Fuel, air, spark, compression, timing, mixture------if all are OK, they it should run.
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,711
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

John, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.

Methinks the message from the factory is a lawyer driven thing-----it would appear that if makes you totally responsible for changes to the design.

Although...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

David, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Dayton Murdock makes the quadrants, also flies a RV 4. https://www.djmmfg.com/

He is a member here. https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=395
Forum: RV-15 08-08-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 103,713
Posted By Mike S
A top hinge lets the door open for taxi and in...

A top hinge lets the door open for taxi and in some cases even in flight.

It does have the disadvantage of attracting foreheads, however.

Compromises...........
Forum: RV-15 08-08-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 103,713
Posted By Mike S
We have that on our new ride, and love it.

We have that on our new ride, and love it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,668
Posted By Mike S
My initial thought also. There is reason Gremlin...

My initial thought also.

There is reason Gremlin and Ground start with the same letter.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Mike S
For function----no. For safety----yes, as Mel...

For function----no.

For safety----yes, as Mel pointed out above.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,644
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Chad, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Henry, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Mike S
Dan Horton did a nice write-up on how he did a...

Dan Horton did a nice write-up on how he did a new tailwheel install, you might get some ideas from this thread.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=28339
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mike S
Do you have any documentation for this?

Do you have any documentation for this?
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,144
Posted By Mike S
I wonder how a couple wedges of fairly dense foam...

I wonder how a couple wedges of fairly dense foam between the rudder and inboard ends of the elevators would work?? Big enough to fill the entire area between rudder and elevators.

Dense as in pool...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mike S
No, my question was not aimed at anyone in...

No, my question was not aimed at anyone in particular.

Jeff, I understand your concern, but someone was bound to raise the question and I wanted to do so in as non-judgemental or threatening a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mike S
I wonder if the person (S) directing you have any...

I wonder if the person (S) directing you have any liability in this?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,457
Posted By Mike S
Methinks this may be hard to do. Seems to me I...

Methinks this may be hard to do. Seems to me I remember seeing/reading/hearing EAA likes to get a piece of the $ pie, and be in control of what is going on during OSH.

Remember Doug's Taco Truck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By Mike S
Beer fest Mon...

Beer fest Mon night.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=207275
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