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Forum: RV-10 Today, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Mike S
You might put out a "WTB" ad for sub kits in the...

You might put out a "WTB" ad for sub kits in the Classifieds.
Forum: Alternative Engines Today, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By Mike S
Sure you can produce enough power to run the...

Sure you can produce enough power to run the motor, question is whether there is an airframe that can carry that weight.

Methinks the RV platform is not going to be the correct one for that use.

As...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Imon, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,209
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tom, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-23-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 147,565
Posted By Mike S
Airmaster props are popular with the Rotax...

Airmaster props are popular with the Rotax folks.

A buddy has one on his 914 powered Rans, works well.

Electric control, so will work just fine with your Honda.

Pretty much same operation as a...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-23-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Mike S
Old fire hose works well. 2 1/2" or so, split it...

Old fire hose works well. 2 1/2" or so, split it lengthwise.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Fred, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Chuck, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Couple items to consider is total cost to build, and time to build.

Pretty sure the 14 would win the above categories.

I loved our 10, but it very rarely...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-20-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Mike S
Alex. http://rvtraining.com/

Alex. http://rvtraining.com/
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Robert, congrats on the new fledgling:D

Love the lines of the ShowPlanes setup.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-19-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Mike S
http://westernaircraftpropeller.com/index.html ...

http://westernaircraftpropeller.com/index.html

I had good luck with these folks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Richard, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-18-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Landon, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By Mike S
Goop or Shoe Goo is what I remember using. MEK...

Goop or Shoe Goo is what I remember using.

MEK or acetone clean the alum surface.
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Christophe, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.

You are going to love the 10:D
Forum: Tools 01-16-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Hack, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Mike S
It is only available with a nose gear, thus to...

It is only available with a nose gear, thus to label it "A" is redundant.

Ditto the 12.

When Vans started the only thing you could get was a tailwheel, the 3,4, and 6. The 6 was eventually offered...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Todd, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Mike S
Any idea how long it will fly on batteries...

Any idea how long it will fly on batteries alone?

Hybrid setup seems heavy and complex for aviation use.
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Mike S
Interior room and baggage capacity comparison...

Interior room and baggage capacity comparison would be interesting.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,000
Posted By Mike S
Another happy knife connector user here You need...

Another happy knife connector user here

You need to use heat shrink to insulate it-----I would extend the heat shrink onto the wire a bit also for support.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,902
Posted By Mike S
Air up the tires and see how it moves.

Air up the tires and see how it moves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,711
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Joe, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Monica, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-05-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By Mike S
Guys, that system was there when I bought the...

Guys, that system was there when I bought the house.

It was pretty common back when Cameron Airpark was built.

Google removable mullion double garage door for more info.

These are still a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-05-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=190805
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-05-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By Mike S
Your eyeball is correct, but it is a hangar. the...

Your eyeball is correct, but it is a hangar. the center track is removable. I had a similar setup in our place, which is just the next street over.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-04-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By Mike S
Look into the machined aluminum ones that are...

Look into the machined aluminum ones that are available. https://iflyrv10.com/index.html

Mount them with screws not rivets and it becomes a lot easier to install/remove the cover plate.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-02-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Mike S
Cutoff wheel on a right angle die grinder. 3"...

Cutoff wheel on a right angle die grinder. 3" dia, 1/32" thick as I recall.

Finish with a Rol Lok sanding disc in same grinder.

Start off by drilling the four corners, leaves a nice clean radiused...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Chris, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.:D

The 10 is truly amazing for sure. Loved ours.

Good luck with the PPL
Forum: Tools 01-01-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By Mike S
Yep, Newton's 3rd at work.

Yep, Newton's 3rd at work.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-01-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

David, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

There is a thread going with one for sale. https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=190593
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Mike S
Good for you, thanks for reporting back with the...

Good for you, thanks for reporting back with the solution to the issue----might help someone else in the future.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-01-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=190593
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-31-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Mike S
What Scott said. I have used it many times...

What Scott said.

I have used it many times during the last couple builds.

And although I have not read it, Marc Ausman's book is pretty well regarded too. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 124,290
Posted By Mike S
New favorite

Shuttle Houston
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Mike S
It might help if you tell what you have done so...

It might help if you tell what you have done so far----wiring and config stuff.

Dont forget that the GRT serial ports have more than a single layer for each port. Baud rate is buried under the port...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,548
Posted By Mike S
Question for Kathy

Looking at the photos this would appear to be a 4s2p configuration.

It also appears that the three small wires (white, yellow, and green) are for balancing the pack.

Is this correct?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,425
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like you are most of the way there just by...

Sounds like you are most of the way there just by acknowledging the issue, and asking for help.

GO FOR IT:D:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-29-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By Mike S
Have you tried it with a first post on a new...

Have you tried it with a first post on a new thread to see if you can change the thread title in the forum list??
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-29-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By Mike S
You need to be a mod to change the subject line,...

You need to be a mod to change the subject line, at least as far as I know. At least for the subject lines for the individual threads within a forum. Hope that makes sense.....

I regularly scan the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Mike S
Try Stein.

Try Stein.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mike S
Yep, pretty hard to watch your 10 fly...

Yep, pretty hard to watch your 10 fly away.

BTDT.

Congrats on the sale.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By Mike S
Maybe...

Maybe this??

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=37835
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Branden, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,548
Posted By Mike S
Bill, it is still a "set and forget"...

Bill, it is still a "set and forget" adjustment.

Lithium stuff likes a variable charge.

If you really want the maximum form Li stuff, you also need to balance the individual cells. Not sure if...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,548
Posted By Mike S
Yep, that has been my thought also. B and C...

Yep, that has been my thought also.

B and C might need to take a look and see if the market will justify the R/D costs.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-27-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 65,907
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Ed, big congrats on the new fledgling :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By Mike S
For what model of RV?

For what model of RV?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-26-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Shawn, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Anthony, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

The EAA 1000 workbench is a good design, flexible as to size if you choose to do so. I have made them 2"x4", 4'x6', 3 1/2'x 7' and 4'x14' all using the...
Forum: California 12-25-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Mike S
Richard Dillbeck. dardilly51@gmail.com

Richard Dillbeck. dardilly51@gmail.com
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By Mike S
Need lots of mayo........

Need lots of mayo........
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By Mike S
Katie----congrats on starting the elephant...

Katie----congrats on starting the elephant sandwich :D:D

And, Merry Christmas back at ya.
Forum: RV-4 12-24-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,604
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like you need to call Craig Catto. ...

Sounds like you need to call Craig Catto. https://www.cattoprops.com/
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Mike S
To save you the trouble figuring out how to find...

To save you the trouble figuring out how to find him, https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=12493
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mitch, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-22-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,907
Posted By Mike S
You could have a reversing switch with its own...

You could have a reversing switch with its own power source.

Also, if using the Safety Trim, you will not get to full deflection unless you repeatedly try to run the trim. It limits the trim speed...
Forum: RV-3 12-22-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 170,811
Posted By Mike S
Access denied, you need to make settings open to...

Access denied, you need to make settings open to anyone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,320
Posted By Mike S
Scott---- well said. Very well.

Scott---- well said.

Very well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,320
Posted By Mike S
Ryan, there are a couple parts. The bolt with...

Ryan, there are a couple parts.

The bolt with the ground off taper end, also is what the wing nut is attached to. It is used to align the holes in the clamps.

Then, the part with the screw/tube...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,320
Posted By Mike S
Yep, great tool. Makes installing these devil...

Yep, great tool. Makes installing these devil spawned clamps a piece of cake.

Wish I had thought of that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Scott, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,907
Posted By Mike S
Yep, A/P power also. Both right above the...

Yep, A/P power also. Both right above the throttle. If the plane decides to fly itself somewhat strange, I can kill both with a single motion.



Same here, but not that it was brought up, seems...
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