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Search: Posts Made By: Mike S
Forum: Tools Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Mike S
Mehrdad, try FTM, they are right off Missouri...

Mehrdad, try FTM, they are right off Missouri Flat Road. They also sell a really good cleaner for plastic .
Forum: Tools Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Mike S
Check out the selection at...

Check out the selection at FTM.

https://www.fabricationtoolsandmaterials.com/catalog.htm
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Mike S
Two thumbs up :D Thanks for sharing.

Two thumbs up :D

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-20-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

John, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

You are limiting your pool of inspectors by asking for an AP.

Also, might help to say what model RV.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-19-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Mike S
Understand. There is a reason for that. Try...

Understand.

There is a reason for that.

Try Gary at Independence. https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=26089
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-19-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Mike S
Malcom, congrats on the new plane. You need to...

Malcom, congrats on the new plane.

You need to schedule time with Mike Seager.

He is over in Vernona, not too far away.

https://vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Mike S
As I recall, John Stahr has this setup in his...

As I recall, John Stahr has this setup in his RV8.

Not sure how he is sending data to the ipad.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By Mike S
Agree-----I did leave out spark. So, move the...

Agree-----I did leave out spark.

So, move the plugs and see if the problem follows the plugs.

Next move the coil and see if the problem follows the coil.

Sound good?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By Mike S
You switched to the backup ECU-----no joy. You...

You switched to the backup ECU-----no joy.

You swapped injector wiring-----no joy.

You swapped the injector itself----no joy.

I think it may be time to stop looking at the electronics.
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

David, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

You might try contacting Vic at https://baselegaviation.com/contact-us/
Forum: California 06-17-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Mike S
Wow, that is a lot of hours in a year. Hoping to...

Wow, that is a lot of hours in a year.

Hoping to get the inspection early July.
Forum: California 06-17-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Mike S
Tell him to update his sig block;) How is your...

Tell him to update his sig block;)

How is your bird doing??
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By Mike S
Basic truth of life there.

Basic truth of life there.
Forum: Tools 06-17-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Mike S
Couple of those look more like cubes than...

Couple of those look more like cubes than balls:eek:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By Mike S
Is this EFII brand, or the EFII that SDS sells??

Is this EFII brand, or the EFII that SDS sells??
Forum: Safety 06-16-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mike S
At what RPM?

At what RPM?
Forum: Southeast 06-15-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Mike S
Vic.......Yep

Vic.......Yep
Forum: California 06-15-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Mike S
Check with Mehrdad, right there at...

Check with Mehrdad, right there at PVF.

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=6802

Or, maybe Rob out in Rescue.

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=1466

Try sending a PM.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,340
Posted By Mike S
Dan, good to see you are still around.

Dan, good to see you are still around.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,358
Posted By Mike S
It is still a sticky.

It is still a sticky.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-13-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Mike S
Classic...

Classic Aero.

https://www.classicaerodesigns.com/web/public/cc/CC3.php?G=3679BCC14E684B31A97F0CE8C5A90865

By the way-------Welcome aboard VAF, and congrats on the new to you 6 :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-13-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Mike S
I wonder if a spring tube bender would work here?

I wonder if a spring tube bender would work here?
Forum: Texas (North) 06-12-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Rich, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mike S
Considering your sig shows you purchased the...

Considering your sig shows you purchased the plane----you have no idea how accurate the original weighing was.

I would suggest you redo things with good scales, and use that number.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-04-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By Mike S
Dan, thanks for posting this-----I have tried to...

Dan, thanks for posting this-----I have tried to find these tests in the past, but they seemed to be lost in never-never land.

Moved to the Building Tips forum to make it easier to find in the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-04-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,358
Posted By Mike S
Yes, you can close the ad when posting it. But,...

Yes, you can close the ad when posting it.

But, doing so will make it slide farther down the list as new ads are posted.

Even a snide comment will keep an ad up toward the top of the list.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mike S
I suspect it may require both, or at least a new...

I suspect it may require both, or at least a new cap for the V stab.

However, I have never done this, so I am not the person to direct you in this.

I suspect someone who has actually done the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mike S
Then you still have the original style RV 6...

Then you still have the original style RV 6 rudder.

Many 6s have been upgraded to the later style counterbalanced units----which are actually from the 7 or 8----I forget which. Or, maybe they are...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mike S
Is this a counterbalanced rudder?

Is this a counterbalanced rudder?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,947
Posted By Mike S
What basis for what standards??

Big questions is were the standards based on adequate knowledge?

If you were not aware that the SCAT tubing could wear through the motor mount, then allowing them to have contact might be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,947
Posted By Mike S
The question then becomes do you repair or...

The question then becomes do you repair or replace the broken part?;)
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,660
Posted By Mike S
This is getting better all the time :D

This is getting better all the time :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-01-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Andrew, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Mike S
Check with Vetterman Exhaust. They made up some...

Check with Vetterman Exhaust.

They made up some extensions for our RV 10 when I had a similar issue.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-29-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,775
Posted By Mike S
Totally agree

Well said.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-26-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,761
Posted By Mike S
Well, did it win?

Well, did it win?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,775
Posted By Mike S
Doesnt the rudder trailing edge use the wedge...

Doesnt the rudder trailing edge use the wedge filler piece? And some adhesive like proseal or VHB tape?

If you plan on a polished plane, this may show up as a small blemish. For a painted plane,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Mike S
The store where you get the West epoxy should...

The store where you get the West epoxy should have flox. West Systems calls it 403 microfibers.

https://www.westsystem.com/filler-selection-guide/
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-25-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Mike S
I installed on of these in the RV 10. Good unit...

I installed on of these in the RV 10. Good unit and much easier to set preload.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Mike S
Small bit of blue locktite.

Small bit of blue locktite.
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mike, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Couple of recommendations for you.

Randy Thorne https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=3908

Lars Pedersen ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-22-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Stanley, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Mike S
AFS can probably tell you what is needed. Call...

AFS can probably tell you what is needed.

Call Rob and see what they recommend.

Lots of it may be determined by how they terminate the wiring that you will need to hook up.

I seem to remember...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Brent, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,644
Posted By Mike S
First off, I would not mention anything on...

First off, I would not mention anything on internet forums.

Second, if there was a violation or a potential violation, you can fill out the NASA report----used to be close to a "get out of jail...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Mike S
Sounds similar to the setup in the RV 10. You...

Sounds similar to the setup in the RV 10.

You might get some ideas or parts from the 10 plans.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Mike S
Whatever you end up doing ---- you might try...

Whatever you end up doing ---- you might try using a bit of bees wax lube to prevent future problems.
Forum: Propellers 05-18-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,817
Posted By Mike S
You might make a deal with someone who has a gov...

You might make a deal with someone who has a gov sitting around that will not need it for a few months. Get theirs, and when the new group buy comes around, you buy them a replacement??

Or, just...
Forum: Propellers 05-18-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,817
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=195301
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jon, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-15-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Mike S
Good "out of the box" thinking. As an...

Good "out of the box" thinking.

As an alternative, a tubing spacer would also work. Lot less trouble than threading the bolt, I suspect.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Mike S
Kroil is the best I have ever found for getting...

Kroil is the best I have ever found for getting stuck things apart.

I would give it a good soaking with Kroil, then using a drift try to drive it out. Do not use a pointed punch, it will expand the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Mike S
You do not specify is you want a C/S or a...

You do not specify is you want a C/S or a fixed.

If you want a fixed, Catto is hard to beat.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Mike S
From old discussions it would seem many folks...

From old discussions it would seem many folks recommend removing the outer shroud to keep from overheating the muffler. Not sure about just a heat muff that on the pipe only.

But pretty simple task...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By Mike S
One of the bushings is a different size so you...

One of the bushings is a different size so you can find TDC.

I do not know if the hole in the flange is also different, but it would be wise to mark the flange where the indexing bushing goes before...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,098
Posted By Mike S
Bob, earlier you mentioned cerminil...

Bob, earlier you mentioned cerminil cylinders.

Is your method specific to them, or any cylinders?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,802
Posted By Mike S
As someone who vastly prefers talking to a human,...

As someone who vastly prefers talking to a human, and avoids online ordering like the plague, I must say this looks like you are covering all the bases quite well.
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,817
Posted By Mike S
Take a look at this thread, see if there might be...

Take a look at this thread, see if there might be something in there that can help.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=167258
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-12-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Mike S
Check with Ross at SDS. ...

Check with Ross at SDS.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=183085
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,694
Posted By Mike S
Grab the tail pipe, see if it can move around and...

Grab the tail pipe, see if it can move around and hit anything. The typical way the tail pipe is suspended is subject to coming loose and letting the pipe droop or otherwise move about. The method I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,694
Posted By Mike S
Sounds like you need to take a good look at the...

Sounds like you need to take a good look at the exhaust.

Is this a new issue, or has it been there all along?
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-09-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,040
Posted By Mike S
I had a similar issue with the wheel pants...

I had a similar issue with the wheel pants brackets on the RV 10.

Due to the heat generated from braking action, that area should use all metal lock nuts IMHO.
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-08-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By Mike S
Non Answer for sure

Quote from their site.


"Who's using our Engines?

A question very commonly asked is: “Which aircraft already use this Engine?”.

To provide prospective buyers with an answer to this question, we...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,487
Posted By Mike S
This may provide a bit of inspiration....

This may provide a bit of inspiration. http://www.rv7blog.com/2020/04/19/new-workshop/

Lifted from this thread. https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=181580
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