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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-17-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Mitch757
PM sent on EI Commander

PM sent on EI Commander
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Mitch757
But just try and substitute a similar battery...

But just try and substitute a similar battery into the box...it won't fit. I spliced two of the boxes together to add just a bit of width so I could use an aftermarket battery.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Mitch757
Vertical Induction Cold Air Sump

Does anyone know if there is a supplier of vertical induction cold air sumps for the O-360 eigine?

I have a forward induction sump on my Superior IO360 and am not looking forward to fitting up the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By Mitch757
I had a fuel vent tube slip loose located behind...

I had a fuel vent tube slip loose located behind the baggage bulkhead which caused the same symptom. You might check that.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-02-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,689
Posted By Mitch757
I have a snorkel that I purchased from Vans a...

I have a snorkel that I purchased from Vans a couple months ago and in checking it out found the outlet flange diameter to be 2 1/2 inches. My Superior IO360 has the FM 150 servo with forward facing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,956
Posted By Mitch757
Sorry, yes I was talking about the spark plug...

Sorry, yes I was talking about the spark plug socket TOOL. Most of them have a rubber insert to hold the spark plug for removal.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,956
Posted By Mitch757
I think it's the rubber insert from the spark...

I think it's the rubber insert from the spark plug socket. I had the same thing happen.
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By Mitch757
Yes, cylinder wrench works great. Just used one...

Yes, cylinder wrench works great. Just used one on neighbor's RV12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,672
Posted By Mitch757
Recent email from Vans

Last month I ferried a new RV12 from Vans to it's new home. The alerts were a bit subdued and I emailed Eric at Vans about it. Here's his response:

"The stall warner volume and the alert...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,032
Posted By Mitch757
Yes, you are correct. Sorry

Yes, you are correct. Sorry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,032
Posted By Mitch757
When building my tank my neighbor introduced me...

When building my tank my neighbor introduced me to "capped nut plates". He had a bunch so that's what I used for my 12. Sealed nicely and eliminates possibility of gas leaking through screw...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,333
Posted By Mitch757
This particular aircraft had the same seats as my...

This particular aircraft had the same seats as my 2015 RV12 and flew and felt exactly the same. The engine seemed a bit smoother, and showed about 3.5-3.7 gph and any altitude running 5350-5450 rpm....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,333
Posted By Mitch757
I just flew a new RV12is from Aurora to Cape Cod...

I just flew a new RV12is from Aurora to Cape Cod and the fuel economy was exceptional: 77 gallons, 2387 NM (with tailwinds part of the way). Speed was about the same as the ULS but fuel consumption...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,108
Posted By Mitch757
OutdoorAviator

I PM'd him one more time asking for a refund but got no reply.

Watch out for this guy.

Mitch Garner
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,356
Posted By Mitch757
The battery box that I got from Vans will only...

The battery box that I got from Vans will only fit a genuine Odyssey PC680 battery. I've tried 3 other generic ones with similar or same size description and they will not fit in the box.

I...
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,267
Posted By Mitch757
I've seen RV-4's with a door cut into the...

I've seen RV-4's with a door cut into the wingtips for storage of soft stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,108
Posted By Mitch757
Thanks for everything guys. I'm not in a hurry to...

Thanks for everything guys. I'm not in a hurry to get it installed, just thought I would save a buck or two on the cube.

Not blaming VAF at all, just disappointed in the "seller" and myself for not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,108
Posted By Mitch757
Is this considered NIB?

I received this red cube recently which was described as "NIB"in classifieds. I was surprised to see one screw unseated and another broken off.

Obviously I can't put this thing on my aircraft and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-16-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By Mitch757
Vans sells them at $1.00 -$1.25 each..

Vans sells them at $1.00 -$1.25 each..
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-30-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By Mitch757
Rear Mount Governor

I'm interested in the PCU-5000X group buy and one of the questions on the spec sheet is for "Control Lever Angle"

For those of you with a rear governor on a 7 or 9, could you tell me what I should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By Mitch757
Works for me Al. Take care of my plane.. Mitch

Works for me Al. Take care of my plane..

Mitch
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,364
Posted By Mitch757
I internally primed my RV12 during construction...

I internally primed my RV12 during construction and the weight came out to 757 pounds.

After having it painted the weight increased to 771 pounds and moved the CG aft 0.86 inches.

Price was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By Mitch757
I used Advanced Graphic Engraving. It is laser...

I used Advanced Graphic Engraving. It is laser etched in bold black, not scratched into the stainless which is hard to see.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Mitch757
Cutting 2"hole in stainless firewall

What's the best method to cut the 2 inch hole in the firewall for the heater box.
I have the 2 1/4 inch knockout punch but that leaves little edge distance.

Suggestions?

Thanks,

Mitch
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,552
Posted By Mitch757
You might also check the starter gear to ring...

You might also check the starter gear to ring gear tooth clearance. My neighbor's RV with an IO390 required a shim to get the right clearance for clean engage/disengage operation.

If a shim is...
Forum: Safety 02-12-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,401
Posted By Mitch757
A couple years ago I had the same thing happen...

A couple years ago I had the same thing happen after takeoff in my RV12. The engine was warm and I had just filled the fuel tank to the top of the filler neck.

The taxi out was short and takeoff...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,627
Posted By Mitch757
Are you carbureted or fuel injected in your 9a?

Are you carbureted or fuel injected in your 9a?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,679
Posted By Mitch757
Cover plates

Hi Dan,

Is there a source for the cover plates with a joggle?

Thanks,

Mitch
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By Mitch757
Thanks Roy, Mitch

Thanks Roy,

Mitch
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By Mitch757
Need RV9A Step Welded

Some time back a VAF member offered his services to perform modifications to Vans "A" models steps. I would like to have this mod done before finishing my RV9a kit.

I would really appreciate any...
Forum: GPS 10-12-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mitch757
Thanks Lars, I'm just trying to keep it as...

Thanks Lars,

I'm just trying to keep it as simple as it is right now: 496 sends position to Trutrak and WS efis. I don't want all the other "features" with this unit. (( purchased the plane wired...
Forum: GPS 10-11-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mitch757
Thanks Lars, I have the older Horizon WX in the...

Thanks Lars,

I have the older Horizon WX in the plane.

Mitch
Forum: GPS 10-10-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mitch757
Safe-Fly GPS and Echo UAT

I have an RV which has a Trutrak Gemini autopilot and GRT Efis that gets GPS position from a Garmin 496.

I'd like to get rid of the Garmin and use the Safe-Fly GPS as a position source for both but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,551
Posted By Mitch757
I had a similar tailwheel unlock situation when I...

I had a similar tailwheel unlock situation when I landed my newly acquired RV8 with a slight right crosswind. After touchdown, I got a fairly large gust which the rudder could not completely...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-13-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By Mitch757
Need Tail Lynx Parts

I've recently purchased an RV8 with a Tail Lynx installed a bit too tight. Does anyone know where to purchase parts for this unit? Vans only sell complete units. I need two of the "tongue...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By Mitch757
How do I get rid of the Bendix dual mag

I've just purchased a flying RV8 with a Lyc IO-360 engine which uses the Bendix dual magneto. It hasn't been serviced in some time so I was wondering what options there are to replace it.

Is it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 386
Posted By Mitch757
ELSA Purchase/Sale Agreement

Would anyone have a purchase and sale agreement specific to the ELSA aircraft?

Thanks,

Mitch Garner
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By Mitch757
Carb for O-360

That model carb might run lean for your engine. I needed a 10-4164 on my RV4. The snorkel seems to cause it to run lean. I also ferried a RV8 with the 10-3148 and it ran lean. We later found a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,068
Posted By Mitch757
I just used the boxes the plane came in. 4 x 4...

I just used the boxes the plane came in. 4 x 4 legs and a few 2 x 2?s under the surface to strengthen it. Worked well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,910
Posted By Mitch757
I would also check the perpendicular component of...

I would also check the perpendicular component of the nose gear leg. If it's tilted it could influence the direction the castering nose gear tends to point.
Forum: ADS-B 12-04-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,692
Posted By Mitch757
I got a registered letter of investigation from a...

I got a registered letter of investigation from a Houston FSDO office. If the FAA

guy had only looked a bit farther he would have found out that the N number

was only RESERVED to me.

It was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By Mitch757
Hi Don, The one item that I never use and it...

Hi Don,

The one item that I never use and it also covers ADS-B traffic is the "+" and "-" symbols on the screen if touch is enabled. There are two other/easier ways to expand or contract the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,695
Posted By Mitch757
I ordered "Skyview ADS-B Bracket", p/n F-00045C...

I ordered "Skyview ADS-B Bracket", p/n F-00045C from Vans. Cost is $5.00 and makes the conversion much easier. I did it all by removing the Skyview.

Mitch Garner
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,680
Posted By Mitch757
I bought mine from Vans and it is the McFarlane...

I bought mine from Vans and it is the McFarlane product. Price was $215 a couple years ago.

Mitch Garner
N2ET
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,691
Posted By Mitch757
I got a quote for 70" 3 blade Whirlwind and 9.75"...

I got a quote for 70" 3 blade Whirlwind and 9.75" spinner for $1950 shipped. My prop is the newer model Sensenich so it may be for sale in the future.

Mitch Garner
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,817
Posted By Mitch757
I used a product called ?Goof Off? available from...

I used a product called ?Goof Off? available from the local hardware store.

Mitch G.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By Mitch757
Sent PM with excellent laser source.

Sent PM with excellent laser source.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,761
Posted By Mitch757
Fuel Color

I just received this email from Jon Ziulkowski, VP commercial operations at Swift when I inquired about fuel color.

"The dye in aviation gasoline is regulated by the US Department of Commerce. It is...
Forum: ADS-B 03-02-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,652
Posted By Mitch757
Instead of making an adapter, I ordered "Skyview...

Instead of making an adapter, I ordered "Skyview ADS-B 472 Bracket", p/n: F-00045C. Cost: $5.00

Mitch Garner
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 47,339
Posted By Mitch757
I got 2 clips and cotter pins with my kit. Mitch...

I got 2 clips and cotter pins with my kit.

Mitch Garner
RV12 flying year 3
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,082
Posted By Mitch757
I flew mine without the foam prior to painting...

I flew mine without the foam prior to painting and only noticed a little more ventilation.

Mitch G.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,496
Posted By Mitch757
About a year ago I replaced my Rotax fuel pump...

About a year ago I replaced my Rotax fuel pump due to intermittent low pressure during takeoff and/or climb (1.5 psi). This was on the recommendation of the Lockwood technician after I also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,876
Posted By Mitch757
You have to call Vans and ask for it.... or just...

You have to call Vans and ask for it.... or just make an adapter from stock aluminum sheet.

Mitch Garner
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,876
Posted By Mitch757
I got my ADS-B 472 from Dynon last week and just...

I got my ADS-B 472 from Dynon last week and just flew it a couple days ago. Works fine and seems to update the weather faster. I did order the Skyview ADS-B bracket (F-00045C) from Vans rather than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,048
Posted By Mitch757
I purchased some tool steel wire from...

I purchased some tool steel wire from McMaster-Carr for use on my upper cowling. Lots of choices on page 3755. I ordered p/n 8890K127, 0.0880" diameter.

As the eylets wear, I will try the larger...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,276
Posted By Mitch757
I also added a micro switch like Joe to the...

I also added a micro switch like Joe to the flaperon mixer arm and wired it to C37, pin 9. I added a flap "widget" and get "FLAPS OVERSPEED" now when I exceed 81 knots with the flaps not up. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,677
Posted By Mitch757
Rob, The kit comes with a screw on cap that keeps...

Rob,
The kit comes with a screw on cap that keeps the release depressed so the AOA tube can be retracted with the wing.

Mitch
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,547
Posted By Mitch757
Swift 94UL

We have just added Swift 94UL avgas at our airport, Falmouth Airpark. The octane ratings mentioned are by two different methods.

Our 94UL avgas is rated at 94 octane by the motor octane rating...
Forum: Interiors 12-15-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,751
Posted By Mitch757
I used "brushed steel" vinyl wrap on my RV-12. ...

I used "brushed steel" vinyl wrap on my RV-12. It came out very nice for about 25 bucks.

Mitch
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-21-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,767
Posted By Mitch757
Nice one available at Falmouth Airpark, MA. ...

Nice one available at Falmouth Airpark, MA. Military paint job, IO-360, C/S prop. Estate sale, asking $82500.

PM your email and I can send photos, logs, etc.

Mitch Garner
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,769
Posted By Mitch757
With about 60 hours on the plane, mine also...

With about 60 hours on the plane, mine also started to randomly drop to 1.5-2.5 at high power. It was also leaking a small amount of oil from the drain tube. Most of my fuel has been mogas with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-10-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,575
Posted By Mitch757
My neighbor has a nice RV8 for sale. Military...

My neighbor has a nice RV8 for sale. Military paint job, IO360 Lyc, new Gemini autopilot. Husband passed away so she is asking around $82,500 but will entertain offers. Located at Falmouth...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,215
Posted By Mitch757
I got exactly the same failure last Saturday. ...

I got exactly the same failure last Saturday. Replaced the sensor with the same part number from Dynon and fuel flow now is (almost) normal. It is now reading about 2 psi lower across the board...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By Mitch757
If your seals are a silicone material, the best...

If your seals are a silicone material, the best adhesive is Gee Bee adhesive from ACS, p/n 05-00996, a bit expensive at $49.95

Mitch Garner
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