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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By mike newall
Bingo ! A basic Hobbs starts destroying your...

Bingo !

A basic Hobbs starts destroying your engine and airframe time from putting the master switch on.

The Tacho is tuned to certain revs and will really only read from application of take off...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By mike newall
Put it in the dishwasher with a small squeeze of...

Put it in the dishwasher with a small squeeze of Dawn..... :D

I run all of our rinse cycles like that - not much, keeps the machine squeaky clean.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By mike newall
Why........? Aircraft logbooks - Tacho minus...

Why........?

Aircraft logbooks - Tacho minus 10%

Personal logbook - Tacho plus 10%

Quite straightforward.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,408
Posted By mike newall
Interesting..... Same berthdi as my Bro who...

Interesting.....

Same berthdi as my Bro who built our RV7 with me !

I flew with Van at his farm in his RV10 a few years ago - a real privilege :D
Forum: Tools 10-26-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By mike newall
https://aircraftengineersstore.com/ Great people...

https://aircraftengineersstore.com/

Great people to deal with and an excellent range of equipment and goods.
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By mike newall
C/S Prop Cable Mount

There seem to be 2 routes for the control cable for the prop, over or under.

Under seems to be via the CB-1002H bracket, the other seems to be via either a Showplanes mount, or the VA-153-PC...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-16-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,217
Posted By mike newall
You speak nicely to Mr S.... He will make you...

You speak nicely to Mr S.... He will make you some exquisite fuel lines and filters for an exorbitant price that is well worth it.....;):D
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-16-2022, 03:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,362
Posted By mike newall
As my Father used to say.. "You can't polish a...

As my Father used to say..

"You can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter"

If you are contemplating a modified Chipmunk, see if the engine is correct for the install - it should be a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By mike newall
Gasman has it ! The ultra fine tips use the ink...

Gasman has it !

The ultra fine tips use the ink quite quickly, the line has to be done very slowly and it will be OK. Also, surface condition affects the ink on the ultra fine ones. Sometimes you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2022, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By mike newall
Our 10 is being painted progressively at a local...

Our 10 is being painted progressively at a local shop. He does bodywork on exotic vehicles and is rather good.

My build partner chose an Audi pearl white - very subtle pearl.

When we put the first...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-13-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By mike newall
Having done several RV's now - interior painting...

Having done several RV's now - interior painting is a mare !

Blow back, overspray etc etc.

By far the best and easiest way is base coat and lacquer - as the car guys do.

Sure - blow a primer over...
Forum: Autopilots 10-11-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By mike newall
A big thanks to you Andrew..... You helped us...

A big thanks to you Andrew.....

You helped us with our Digitrak, we found a new head and all is well.

Simon - Listen to the man :D:D:D:D:D
Forum: Autopilots 10-10-2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By mike newall
Check the wiring, particularly the autopilot...

Check the wiring, particularly the autopilot disconnect/CWS mode.

The GPS fix has to come from an external source via a serial input.

When you get it sorted - always make sure you switch the unit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 04:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,183
Posted By mike newall
I get calls every month from people wanting, or...

I get calls every month from people wanting, or thinking they want to build an RV.

Simple few questions

1. Do you want an RV or do you want to build an aeroplane ?

If you want to build an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,528
Posted By mike newall
I remember The Weedwhacker ! Glasair I...

I remember The Weedwhacker !

Glasair I think.

Had a snow blower or weed whacker motor in the back pushing air forward up a duct to 'supercharge' the intake. Sounded like a racer from the front...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,956
Posted By mike newall
90 for all shop tools Drop through a separate...

90 for all shop tools

Drop through a separate regulator/filter to 40 for HVLP spraying.

The end :D

As someone said - practise with your tender fingering ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By mike newall
With maturity comes wisdom...... Neither...

With maturity comes wisdom......

Neither happened - just got old and retired building RV's !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By mike newall
I Got My T Shirt......

Presented to me in a Fish and Chip Restaurant in Grimsby, Lincolnshire this very lunchtime by Ms Anne Bobbitt herself...

I am so proud to wear in as I patiently wait to be able to submit my...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By mike newall
Leave it protruding and tidy the corners

Leave it protruding and tidy the corners
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2022, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By mike newall
Yep, same on the 10. Apparently, it is part of...

Yep, same on the 10.

Apparently, it is part of the design according to the Mothership !
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By mike newall
PC 950 Brand Odyssey Voltage 12...

PC 950

Brand Odyssey
Voltage 12 Volts
Technology AGM
Capacity (C10) 32 Ah
Capacity (C20) 34 Ah
CCA (SAE) 400 A
PHCA (5 sec) 950 A
Length 250 mm
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,885
Posted By mike newall
And here is how to cut the nozzle to give you a...

And here is how to cut the nozzle to give you a triangular bead - and no, I didn't use any spacers, waste of time and messy to finish off. Use a single smooth bead just like the car glass people use...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,885
Posted By mike newall
These are of my RV7...

These are of my RV7 install.



https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-pTqTkKK/0/f47d6fdd/L/DSC00518-L.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-xwtbDcj/0/070fab3a/L/DSC00519-L.jpg
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,014
Posted By mike newall
RV-12, 15,000' held 500 fpm all the way above...

RV-12, 15,000' held 500 fpm all the way above 10k. About 4gph and 110kts TAS.

Not bad for a snowmobile motor ;-)


Ohhhhh - sorry

Thread drift :p
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,705
Posted By mike newall
MT 3 blade on an RV7 with a snorkel. Absolutely...

MT 3 blade on an RV7 with a snorkel.

Absolutely no issues - needs 2 people to make it super easy, but can be done single handed.

No idea why people are questioning it :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-15 08-14-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 77
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 13,852
Posted By mike newall
Anne has my email order......!

Anne has my email order......!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,268
Posted By mike newall
Plus 1 on Greg's post :D

Plus 1 on Greg's post :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By mike newall
Don't bother....... We haven't in 20 years of...

Don't bother.......

We haven't in 20 years of aeroplane operation...

They are good at identifying where a leak is if you identify a problem, otherwise, they can give variable results when the test...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2022, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By mike newall
Depends on storage facilities. The tail and the...

Depends on storage facilities.

The tail and the tadpole (pollywog) can stay separate for a long time - saves space. If you have room to store, do the wings first, then as the front comes together,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-13-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,107
Posted By mike newall
Achtung - Greenland !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRRqqFtuOGk&t=4s


Enjoy !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,268
Posted By mike newall
At least one on that list I would stay well clear...

At least one on that list I would stay well clear of........;)
Forum: Tools 08-11-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,674
Posted By mike newall
Make sure you upgrade to the lighter hose. the...

Make sure you upgrade to the lighter hose. the standard hose is way too chunky. The lightweight one is a TS Flightlines hose and is superb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcFAgD5yabk
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By mike newall
CCC-32 from Spruce. Use them all the time when...

CCC-32 from Spruce.

Use them all the time when things get fraught....:D
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 113,185
Posted By mike newall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX1vam_lCrA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX1vam_lCrA
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,081
Posted By mike newall
RV12 meets RV7............;)

RV12 meets RV7............;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By mike newall
Oil - I did a hammerhead in my buddy's 6A with a...

Oil - I did a hammerhead in my buddy's 6A with a carburetted engine. being used to fuel injection, I just enjoy it's upline.

Then the engine stopped.

Doh !

Pushed forward to stop it going over...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,790
Posted By mike newall
23/23, lean and crack on. We are paying $12 a US...

23/23, lean and crack on.

We are paying $12 a US gallon at the moment in the UK.

I just go flying and enjoy it ;)
Forum: RV-15 07-15-2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 113,185
Posted By mike newall
I think the timing of the first kits will be...

I think the timing of the first kits will be excellent for our completion of our 10.

Anne has my order for the empennage ;)
Forum: Tools 07-02-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By mike newall
My CP does the same. More lube and a bit of...

My CP does the same.

More lube and a bit of triggering helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,070
Posted By mike newall
I helped another guy on here a while ago. I am...

I helped another guy on here a while ago.

I am waiting for parts myself and know Andy - so even I have to wait !!!

Due to call them next week - I will remind them that The Colonials are pining for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2022, 04:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,843
Posted By mike newall
Just done the fly off of a 12 here. Had to...

Just done the fly off of a 12 here. Had to adjust the stall warner but that was sorted. Calibrated the AoA and I agree - Waaaaaay better than a buzzer.

Fly AoA in our 7 - much more accurate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By mike newall
In the UK, we do a worst forward and worst aft c...

In the UK, we do a worst forward and worst aft c of g as part of the initial paperwork submission.

189lb heavy pilot

121lb light pilot

One thing to watch is where is the fuel tank moment compared...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2022, 02:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,955
Posted By mike newall
AeroLEDS for us - 3 times now. The Flyleds have...

AeroLEDS for us - 3 times now.

The Flyleds have a great reputation - it's just their appearance that puts me off. They look more like a science experiment :D

Only a personal view btw.

The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 953
Posted By mike newall
Another RV12 Takes to the skies...

Today at Gamston, England. Bob Dawson's new RV12. Well done Bob on a good build. Re pitching prop tomorrow, otherwise all...
Forum: RV-15 06-15-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 23,479
Posted By mike newall
N415XV Keep your eyes open folks......

N415XV

Keep your eyes open folks......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By mike newall
Did it all the time on both our RV12 ULS's Not...

Did it all the time on both our RV12 ULS's

Not an issue....

Fly on
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By mike newall
Aircraft logbook - Tacho minus 10% Flying...

Aircraft logbook - Tacho minus 10%

Flying logbook - Tacho plus 10%

KISS.....;)
Forum: Autopilots 06-08-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,045
Posted By mike newall
Thanks Andrew - again. I got 2 heads from a chap...

Thanks Andrew - again.

I got 2 heads from a chap in UK, waiting to try them. Fingers crossed.
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2022, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By mike newall
Tungsten with an angle on one end - wasn't an...

Tungsten with an angle on one end - wasn't an issue.

Warning...

DO NOT grind tungsten bars - it is poisonous
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By mike newall
We build airplanes.... Shirley, someone has...

We build airplanes....

Shirley, someone has plans for a home made tug that uses a wheelchair or golf buggy drive train ?

Sell the plans at $25 a pop....

Hurry up :D:D:D:D
Forum: RV-15 05-25-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 23,479
Posted By mike newall
Goose dies again........;)

Goose dies again........;)
Forum: Autopilots 05-24-2022, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,045
Posted By mike newall
Hi folks - I am back :( Despite many attempts...

Hi folks - I am back :(


Despite many attempts at resetting, our Digitrak wing leveller autopilot has expired. Will test fine on the ground, servo runs correctly and smoothly, but once airborne...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By mike newall
We set ours on the supplied pitch pins and...

We set ours on the supplied pitch pins and checked with iPhone - perfectly acceptable. Worked for both aeroplanes.

I would strongly suggest a dynamic balance once you have finished testing etc -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,492
Posted By mike newall
It is about now that Greg should step in and say...

It is about now that Greg should step in and say something.......

Just saying ;)
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,946
Posted By mike newall
Correct - the upgrade to the 6 is an 8 VS and...

Correct - the upgrade to the 6 is an 8 VS and rudder.
Forum: Primers 05-15-2022, 03:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,327
Posted By mike newall
Your local paint supplier should sell Panel Wipe....

Your local paint supplier should sell Panel Wipe. It is a slow solvent that de greases and removes silicone prior to painting.

Maroon Scotch, wipe down with panel wipe, paint. Never had an issue...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,561
Posted By mike newall
Gents, Spoke with Ian at Perma-Grit The...

Gents,

Spoke with Ian at Perma-Grit

The countersinks were originally produced for L*ncair - plastic.....spit child, spit !

However, they look very useful for lots of stuff on the vastly superior...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2022, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,561
Posted By mike newall
They are only 100 miles from me and I just...

They are only 100 miles from me and I just ordered. I will get a US dealer link for you all later in the day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 05:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,636
Posted By mike newall
Ditto, Do what the Physicians say, rest and get...

Ditto, Do what the Physicians say, rest and get back in a measured time, not too quickly. You're no spring.... I say, you're no spring chicken :D:D:D

My Mrs had a shoulder op and didn't rest...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-05-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By mike newall
Sweet.... Went to the theatre yesterday to see...

Sweet....

Went to the theatre yesterday to see The Book Of Mormon - excellent. Lady next to us, Sandra, was from London Ontario, over here for a year tracing her roots.

Used to pass through there...
Forum: Interiors 04-27-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,846
Posted By mike newall
3 Lemke installs that I have experienced are all...

3 Lemke installs that I have experienced are all top notch. We will be using him for our RV10.

BTW, he is an American ;)
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,860
Posted By mike newall
Martin - sent you a PM

Martin - sent you a PM
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,397
Posted By mike newall
Up at RV10 level, the future is turbine......

Up at RV10 level, the future is turbine......
Forum: Painting your RV 04-25-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By mike newall
Primer - 6 quarts Build - 4 quarts Base coat -...

Primer - 6 quarts

Build - 4 quarts

Base coat - 3 quarts

Clear coat - 4 quarts

All very achievable - have extraction and a good 3M 4251 mask.
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