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Forum: Job Board Today, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Todd, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

You do not need an A/P to do the inspection---you need someone who is familiar with RVs.

Darwin https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=140 Has...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Mike S
Look for a ground issue. Make sure the battery...

Look for a ground issue.

Make sure the battery is fully charged.

Not too familiar with the Rotax power setup, but I have heard the regulators can be an issue----can you unplug the regulator and try...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Mike S
I have mine set up with the left button to switch...

I have mine set up with the left button to switch comm frequencies, right button is xpnder ident.
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Mike S
Second that----Kevin is the best.:D

Second that----Kevin is the best.:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-03-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,010
Posted By Mike S
All there in first post...........

All there in first post...........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Mike S
I have one, also has a red pointer that matches...

I have one, also has a red pointer that matches the plate.

Send me a PM with a phone number and I can get my wife to text you a photo.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,566
Posted By Mike S
Methinks I would be looking for warranty coverage.

Methinks I would be looking for warranty coverage.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-29-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mark, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By Mike S
Mine is next to the throttle. Easy to reach with...

Mine is next to the throttle. Easy to reach with my thumb during landing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Mike S
Start...

Start here.

https://www.eaa.org/shop/product-detail?i=945&pi=1001&pr=2583379

Having the original and subsequent bill of sale should make things a lot easier.

Have the kit serial number changed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-26-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Mike S
First off, congrats on the "new" 6 :D As far as...

First off, congrats on the "new" 6 :D

As far as I know, do not use a tender.

If you run the battery down, charge it and then remove the charger.

Do some searching here, lots of info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Cal, congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Mike S
CHT sensor maybe?

CHT sensor maybe?
Forum: Interiors 06-23-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Mike S
Have you considered these might be copyrighted...

Have you considered these might be copyrighted images?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-22-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=207424
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-22-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,445
Posted By Mike S
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=207416
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Mike S
Are you talking about the cooling air...

Are you talking about the cooling air inlets?

Photos would really help.
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Mike S
Pretty much spot on advice. Fly it-----enjoy it.

Pretty much spot on advice.

Fly it-----enjoy it.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,282
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Teal, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D:D

Congrats on the successful conversion to the Yamaha.

Did you consider the factory VNE numbers??? Methinks you are very capable of blowing well past...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,235
Posted By Mike S
Kyle, congrats on the new fledgling!!!!:D

Kyle, congrats on the new fledgling!!!!:D
Forum: California 06-13-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By Mike S
Glad things worked out for you. Enjoy!!!!!

Glad things worked out for you.

Enjoy!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,218
Posted By Mike S
Dan the traveling airplane helping hand. Even...

Dan the traveling airplane helping hand.

Even works on other stuff than RVs.....
Forum: Tools 06-12-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Mike S
Get a set of soft jaws for whichever vice you end...

Get a set of soft jaws for whichever vice you end up with.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mike S
I do have the audio wired up, using a Flight Data...

I do have the audio wired up, using a Flight Data System audio mixer into a Trig comm radio.

I have not had any issues with a popping noise.

It is all working fine, gives me an alert whenever I get...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mike S
http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector Thi...

http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector

This is a unit designed to interface with your EFIS and audio system.

I have used them in the last two planes and am very satisfied.

Also, they use a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,196
Posted By Mike S
Similar on our plane, signal and data wire was...

Similar on our plane, signal and data wire was pretty much as supplied from GRT----all nicely color coded. GRT supplies color coded wire for all connections and we did not need all in our...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By Mike S
Missed you at the appreciation dinner...

Missed you at the appreciation dinner tonight.

Will you be at PRS next week?? Laura and I are going to be working pylons, we need to get together.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-25-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By Mike S
I have to check what the number is on the...

I have to check what the number is on the tool.

Not sure if 4 and 6 cylinder setups used the same timing tool.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike S
So that is why Vans is developing the 15 ;)

So that is why Vans is developing the 15 ;)
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Frank, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,242
Posted By Mike S
Yep, take care of yourself first. Pretty...

Yep, take care of yourself first.




Pretty sure that is a very common felling here on VAF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,336
Posted By Mike S
Been flying for 50+ years. Still hate turbulence...

Been flying for 50+ years. Still hate turbulence and have just learned to deal with it most of the time.

Sometimes I just cancel the flight and RTB early.

Seems age is not much of a factor in my...
Forum: California 05-19-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Mike S
Yep, good suggestion.

Yep, good suggestion.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Mike S
We have the same setup, just follow the...

We have the same setup, just follow the instructions from GRT.

You need to record indicated fuel used and actual fuel pumped and use these figures to set the corrections.

Page 43 of the EIS manual.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-16-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,430
Posted By Mike S
Interesting looking squirt bottle---what brand is...

Interesting looking squirt bottle---what brand is it?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-11-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By Mike S
Scott, also flying an electric dependent...

Scott, also flying an electric dependent plane.

I started with a ND that was modified for external regulation. Mod was from articles in Kitplanes.

Worked just fine for a short time, then started...
Forum: Propellers 05-11-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,682
Posted By Mike S
I just bought 2 tubes of AS 5 this morning, so...

I just bought 2 tubes of AS 5 this morning, so wanted to let the VAF world know Tiffen Aire still has some at the moment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dan, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,242
Posted By Mike S
Tom, great news!! Thanks for filling in the big...

Tom, great news!! Thanks for filling in the big blank in the thread. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,077
Posted By Mike S
Bathroom...

Bathroom...
Forum: Northwest 05-10-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

George, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

https://vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm Might be of some help. Mike Seager is a good choice but you need to go to Oregon.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 118,699
Posted By Mike S
Good to know, wasnt aware of it. If I ever build...

Good to know, wasnt aware of it.

If I ever build another RV10..................

Would be nice if they did that with a 4 cylinder model.

Would be even better if they did/could make a simple...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 118,699
Posted By Mike S
Not sure if this has already been discussed but...

Not sure if this has already been discussed but it is worth repeating.

The EIS alarms can not be muted by pushing buttons on the EFIS. Communication is a one way street from the EIs to the EFIS.

If...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-08-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Mike S
Add up the total amperage all the various devices...

Add up the total amperage all the various devices connected to the buss, size the wire for that.

Ground run is not part of the equation as far as I have ever done it.
Forum: The RV Grin 05-07-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Branden, congrats on your new bird. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By Mike S
They look like Honeywell AML...

They look like Honeywell AML...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,248
Posted By Mike S
When I was a kid we used canned mild as a leak...

When I was a kid we used canned mild as a leak stop.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,229
Posted By Mike S
I used a simple key switch wired in series with a...

I used a simple key switch wired in series with a push button.

Key switch is labeled as "Starter Enable"

Push button is engraved "Start"

Both from Steinair.
Forum: Job Board 05-01-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mike S
Contact RV 14 builder...

Contact RV 14 builder Larry.

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=24013

https://rapidsetbuildings.com/contact-us/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mike S
No idea what it is, but the photos are worth...

No idea what it is, but the photos are worth 3,000 words explaining why it is important to check the suction screen.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By Mike S
John, great idea.:D This can be used by any...

John, great idea.:D

This can be used by any tipper, so I moved it to the maintenance forum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,615
Posted By Mike S
Intersection baffle?

Are you talking about the factory parts that mount under the center of the cylinders, suspended from an S hook?

If so, what did you do to keep the leakage...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,761
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Dimitriy, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mike S
And, the current limiter then becomes the single...

And, the current limiter then becomes the single point of failure.

TANSTAAFL
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,081
Posted By Mike S
That is my thought, have you determined what the...

That is my thought, have you determined what the thingie in the interior is??

Not a lot of detail in the photo. If it is some kind of shock mount, that would lend a bit of credit to the above...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Mike S
New project Dan?

New project Dan?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Mike S
Just a...

Just a FYI.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=200902
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Mike S
Another happy Trig remote comm and xpnder user...

Another happy Trig remote comm and xpnder user here.

Controlled by Horizon 10.1.

And, freq flip/flop and Ident on the stick.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,986
Posted By Mike S
Are you meaning 5/16"? Pretty sure a 5.16"...

Are you meaning 5/16"?

Pretty sure a 5.16" device will not fit through the gas filler hole.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,986
Posted By Mike S
We had these for our 172-----worked well.

We had these for our 172-----worked well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,986
Posted By Mike S
I made my own when I first filled the...

I made my own when I first filled the tanks.

Then I made a duplicate to keep as a spare.

You could drain a tank and make your own as you refill it----easy to do.

I used a bamboo paint stir stick,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 28,021
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Patrick, welcome aboard the good ship VAF :D



That is really nice, another congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,438
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Hal, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Mike S
This has come up in the past, best answer is to...

This has come up in the past, best answer is to go through all of the steps in the build instructions and verify that they have all been done.

At some point you will get to the end of the quick...
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