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Forum: RV-10 01-07-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By mike newall
Are you referring to a muffler or a plate below...

Are you referring to a muffler or a plate below the fuselage to prevent noise ?

PM or email me a photo.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,075
Posted By mike newall
Errrr, you aren't going through a change in your...

Errrr, you aren't going through a change in your life are you Vic :D

Or do we now call you - ahem - Carol ;):D
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,404
Posted By mike newall
Battery tray already fitted and I copied another...

Battery tray already fitted and I copied another install. You make do and mend ;)

If a fresh install, you could fabricate a custom tray, but to be honest, a couple of angles sorted the mount out to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By mike newall
Better than my experience a few years ago - pre...

Better than my experience a few years ago - pre warning system.

Doing the flight test/fly off for the owner (not builder). Unbeknown to me, he thought the canopy handle was too stiff, so he turned...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By mike newall
A RAM ball bolted into a side panel or convenient...

A RAM ball bolted into a side panel or convenient location and the standard RAM mount. Works superbly on our 7 and can be 'snuggled down' into the corner once the canopy is down.

Super simple and...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By mike newall
Check out Vic's latest video at Base Leg Aviation...

Check out Vic's latest video at Base Leg Aviation on YouTube.....

Always worth a watch ;)
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,404
Posted By mike newall
Bill Space isn't an issue, so i would look at...

Bill

Space isn't an issue, so i would look at the 950

925

27Ah
330CCA
26lbs
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,404
Posted By mike newall
This is how we mounted our PC950. Gives a more...

This is how we mounted our PC950. Gives a more compact and similar capacity to the Concorde, but in our opinion a more modern and better battery. Naturally, opinions vary ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,075
Posted By mike newall
Also, check the music input jack socket. That...

Also, check the music input jack socket. That was the cause of static on our 12.

Agree with Greg - USB sockets can spew RF out unless you get a specific suppressed one. Don't need to be expensive,...
Forum: GPS 12-18-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By mike newall
Garmin make Fish Finders..... Dynon and Avidyne...

Garmin make Fish Finders.....

Dynon and Avidyne make avionics.

Just saying........:cool:
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By mike newall
Great, That has saved me a whole afternoon of...

Great,

That has saved me a whole afternoon of filing and de burring - thanks !
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By mike newall
Having now studied the fitting instructions for...

Having now studied the fitting instructions for the PA lock, am I correct in the assumption that the centre rotating cam replaces the multi layer 'safety catch' that is on section 45 of the build...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By mike newall
Exactly the same here with ours - build on..... :D

Exactly the same here with ours - build on..... :D
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By mike newall
Looks like Plane Around is the future.... Anyone...

Looks like Plane Around is the future....

Anyone UK bound soon who can put in their suitcase :D
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By mike newall
Door and Lock Mods

Keeping ahead of the build. Looking at the different options for doors and locks.

There appear to be several post kit adaptions to the locks and doors which is to be expected as the RV10 is now a...
Forum: RV-15 12-12-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,123
Posted By mike newall
Nahhh - Just turn up at one of the Flying Cowboys...

Nahhh - Just turn up at one of the Flying Cowboys meets early in the year as a home designed backwoods airplane ;)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-09-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By mike newall
Have you changed the rating on the spark plugs...

Have you changed the rating on the spark plugs ?

Have the CHT's changed ?

If they are higher - recheck the timing and remember, it is timed at TDC or a couple degrees after.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,658
Posted By mike newall
"Asking for a friend....." Hahahahahahha Love...

"Asking for a friend....."

Hahahahahahha

Love it.

Fit a C/S prop and enjoy the full fun that an 8 can provide :D

I'll get my coat.....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,886
Posted By mike newall
What they both said ;)

What they both said ;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,399
Posted By mike newall
The Dynon AoA indicator on our PFD is probably...

The Dynon AoA indicator on our PFD is probably the best safety feature we could have on any aeroplane.

Properly calibrated, it lets you know exactly how you stand regarding flying or falling !

It...
Forum: GPS 11-17-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,630
Posted By mike newall
The only issue we had was getting the Avidyne to...

The only issue we had was getting the Avidyne to 'engage' into the G*rmin tray. If it won't - get a good steel rule and broddle around with the screw latch mechanism, sometimes they don't screw in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By mike newall
If you cut the end of the tube correctly, you...

If you cut the end of the tube correctly, you pipe a triangular fillet of Sika onto the structure. Due to the high viscosity of the product, you will find that the result is a very uniform 1/8" bed...
Forum: COMM 11-08-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By mike newall
Have you recently introduced a USB socket into...

Have you recently introduced a USB socket into the aeroplane via a cigarette socket or hard wired ?

They spew out dirty RF unless you get a decent one.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,828
Posted By mike newall
They are glued onto the cut down AN fittings to...

They are glued onto the cut down AN fittings to stop bugs getting up your pipework.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By mike newall
Dymo Rhino label maker - labels shrink wrap...

Dymo Rhino label maker - labels shrink wrap tubes. Not that cheap, but super good.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By mike newall
I am on my 5th RV and I concur with what my 'Bama...

I am on my 5th RV and I concur with what my 'Bama colleague says entirely ;)
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By mike newall
Firstly, I would recommend Bob Nuckoll's book and...

Firstly, I would recommend Bob Nuckoll's book and all the many videos that Stein does - very informative.

Traditionally, all cables were white !

It is the emergence of Stein, Vans and Dynon that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By mike newall
The 5 point is much more comfortable, but I am a...

The 5 point is much more comfortable, but I am a fan of Crow belts. Had 3 sets so far and all super comfy and cheaper than Hooker last time I looked.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By mike newall
Wrong technique. Search for bonding plexiglass,...

Wrong technique.

Search for bonding plexiglass, if the two parts fit well, then Tensol or similar will bond the plexiglass perfectly, it can then be buffed out.

Search CAF warbirds canopy repairs -...
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By mike newall
SB, you are referring to the SL ;)

SB, you are referring to the SL ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-05-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By mike newall
A friend had similar with his RV10 elevator trim...

A friend had similar with his RV10 elevator trim hinge.

Try and see where it is binding, or - with it assembled with the pin in, start drilling rivets out from the centre. As soon as it is free,...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By mike newall
Apparently, this is an unpublished SB and is sold...

Apparently, this is an unpublished SB and is sold when noticed by owners.

I am assuming this only has affected a few aeroplanes with high hours when operated off unprepared strips. 2 in the UK thus...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By mike newall
Interesting - thanks for that. I also see that...

Interesting - thanks for that.

I also see that the weldments are $1200 !!!

We will operate off tarmac, so I am thinking we will be careful :D:D
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By mike newall
SB 00007 - The Missing SB !

This relates to the service letter 00033 from February this year about cracks to WD-1021 and the replacement with a new design part.

There are currently 2 failed aeroplanes in the UK, one has been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,886
Posted By mike newall
Some years ago, a friend who flew a BN Islander...

Some years ago, a friend who flew a BN Islander for a skydiving club lost a cylinder in the climb - came out of the cowling.

Landed.

They said - OMG, what are we going to do ?

He said - "I'm off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,058
Posted By mike newall
Dan speaks wise words, as he says, the Odyssey is...

Dan speaks wise words, as he says, the Odyssey is a splendid battery, requires a correct charger/maintainer, and should last ages.

Our RV7 has had 2 PC680's in 10 years. The old battery is still in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By mike newall
How bizarre........... My build buddy, Derek and...

How bizarre...........

My build buddy, Derek and I took a ride in Colin's RV10 at Wickenby in UK today.

We are 50% through our build and hoping that these brake lines from someone in SC fit.........
Forum: Propellers 09-13-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,068
Posted By mike newall
We operate a 7 with an IO-360 and MT 3 blade...

We operate a 7 with an IO-360 and MT 3 blade prop. 10 years, 600 hours, 1 low use overhaul on calendar life at 6 years - cost $1500US.

Would I use another prop - No !

The MT is super smooth,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,393
Posted By mike newall
Our 10 year old stinger was suffering from a bit...

Our 10 year old stinger was suffering from a bit of sag.

The knuckle was also a little wobbly, so we just overhauled it.

Had it cold bent down by 5° and put taper bolts through the original bolt...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,136
Posted By mike newall
Wilco. It is inbound and we should flight test...

Wilco. It is inbound and we should flight test next week.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By mike newall
MT 3 blade prop 2 P-Mags Come into the 21st...

MT 3 blade prop

2 P-Mags

Come into the 21st Century and enjoy......:D
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By mike newall
Pay attention, go slowly, go bare...... 4 times...

Pay attention, go slowly, go bare......

4 times now and arrow straight traiing edges..;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By mike newall
We found that the kit has suffered from...

We found that the kit has suffered from technology creep !

As originally designed, the number of cables going that route were less than a more modern version. We used a second passing and used...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,639
Posted By mike newall
Having done 3 first flight and fly off's in...

Having done 3 first flight and fly off's in 12ULS's now, I would agree that the aeroplane will fit in to any pattern speed and accommodate slower, or faster traffic.

However...... Until you have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,639
Posted By mike newall
Simply put, the RV12 can pretty much be built...

Simply put, the RV12 can pretty much be built single handed in 2 years.

Any of the others will take 5 years and need some assistance.

We did 2 in 2 years, side by side in our shop.

They fly well,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,136
Posted By mike newall
Well guys... Lots of great suggestions,...

Well guys... Lots of great suggestions, fortunately I have found some old tailwheels in the local airfield box of trash bits.

I think I can resurrect this one for now. But it is work in progress...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,136
Posted By mike newall
Vans Tailwheel Bearings

Standard Vans tailwheel.....

Bolt is wobbly, the bearing is worn, but the tyre is OK.

Can you replace the bearings, and if so - do you have a reference for the bearing please.
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By mike newall
This happened to us with our aileron for our RV8...

This happened to us with our aileron for our RV8 - I called Barb and she shouted out to the office " We found it " :D

The other aileron arrived via air freight within 7 days, I then waited and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By mike newall
Finger and thumb......... Only need a fingertip...

Finger and thumb.........

Only need a fingertip grip :D
Forum: Painting your RV 08-11-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By mike newall
Having done 4 interiors and another one about to...

Having done 4 interiors and another one about to start, they are not pleasant.

We use a neutral grey for sides etc and a darker one for the panel as well. You can get the RV14 mix ratio from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,289
Posted By mike newall
Get it off.....ASAP You will Scotch prior to...

Get it off.....ASAP

You will Scotch prior to painting so .....whatever.
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,945
Posted By mike newall
A little vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcFAgD5yabk
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By mike newall
Any system such as a Raven or Christen needs...

Any system such as a Raven or Christen needs either positive or negative G.

It is just a big ball bearing rattling up and down that diverts oil one way or another.

If you dither around zero g, the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By mike newall
I would not hesitate, however, the 2 we built...

I would not hesitate, however, the 2 we built were for an engineering exercise so would be sold.

If I were building one for myself, an absolute no brainer.

Hated drilling those holes.
Forum: Autopilots 07-11-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By mike newall
So, Through this, Andrew from Honeywell has been...

So,

Through this, Andrew from Honeywell has been emailing me with suggestions and work alongs.

We agreed to go back to base settings - complete new install etc etc.

Erect the unit while still on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,142
Posted By mike newall
Perhaps you can do an episode of all the gotchas...

Perhaps you can do an episode of all the gotchas in the RV10 plans...... This is my 5th RV build and the most frustrating due to plans and instruction issues.

Subscribed !
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By mike newall
Use stock bolts, I use standard nuts from Home...

Use stock bolts, I use standard nuts from Home Despot and put some bright pink mason line around the area to remind me not to leave them in :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,261
Posted By mike newall
They need to contact Stephen Coonts and share...

They need to contact Stephen Coonts and share experiences.

He did it in a Stearman and wrote it up in his first non fiction book, The Cannibal Queen.

A very good read btw.
Forum: Autopilots 06-16-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By mike newall
DigiTrak only does left and right stuff, so more...

DigiTrak only does left and right stuff, so more likely an alignment issue.
Forum: Autopilots 06-16-2021, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By mike newall
Thanks Andrew

Thanks Andrew
Forum: Autopilots 06-15-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By mike newall
Digitrak going bonkers !

We have a basic DigiTrak in our RV7.

All good except every so often, you turn it on - smooth conditions - and once you engage it, it dives left or right, won't hold heading etc etc.

Turn off, leave...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By mike newall
Avidyne replacement for G430 - no wind display

Recently swapped out an old Garmin430 that fried its screen.


Thus far, the slide in IFD440 is very good, however we notice we have lost the wind display on the D100.


I snapped all the base...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,558
Posted By mike newall
Came to the aeroplane and found this. Thanks to...

Came to the aeroplane and found this.

Thanks to the visiting aerobatic crowd, someone had stabbed my prop with his ironmongery on his wing tip.

Cost me $2500

12018
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By mike newall
I would delete the undercarriage and get a gun...

I would delete the undercarriage and get a gun drilled aluminium set from Grove. Lighter and an easier install with no brake lines down the leg.

https://www.groveaircraft.com/gundrill.html

Also...
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