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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By MikeyDale
Nice! I enjoyed the video! What memories you made...

Nice! I enjoyed the video! What memories you made with you family!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-12-2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By MikeyDale
I installed dual P-Mags a year ago at a cost of...

I installed dual P-Mags a year ago at a cost of about 4,000 dollars. My Bendix mags was working flawlessly but had over 500 hrs since rebuild. My engine always started and hot started good with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 05:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 26,047
Posted By MikeyDale
I burned a 50/50 mixture of 100LL and 87 octane...

I burned a 50/50 mixture of 100LL and 87 octane alcohol free gas for the last year with no problems. I store the fuel on my farm where I keep my plane. I saved very little money but it will give some...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-20-2022, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By MikeyDale
The engine break in debate is very interesting...

The engine break in debate is very interesting but in my case, my first flight involved a rebuilt engine with 75 hrs on it. :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-18-2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By MikeyDale
I had three issues with my first flight.... When...

I had three issues with my first flight.... When I throttled up, beginning the takeoff roll, the extra noise broke the squelch in my headset. That made me fumble around trying to find the squelch...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By MikeyDale
Spare Alternator

I have a Plane Power AL12-E160/V 60 amp alternator on my RV7 that has a little over 500 hrs on it since new. It is working well now but I would like to have a reasonably priced spare, possibly a...
Forum: Tools 03-11-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Safety 01-25-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,599
Posted By MikeyDale
Wife and I needed to make a trip to N Texas a...

Wife and I needed to make a trip to N Texas a couple weekends ago and I knew the Temps the morning of departure was going to be in the 20's! I needed something to preheat a little for sure! I dug...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,824
Posted By MikeyDale
Great Video Cole! I enjoyed the tour!

Great Video Cole! I enjoyed the tour!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-26-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,255
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice Brent! Flying NYC is high on my bucket...

Very nice Brent! Flying NYC is high on my bucket list!
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,505
Posted By MikeyDale
Best Glide in my 7 is 100 mph mixture pulled and...

Best Glide in my 7 is 100 mph mixture pulled and prop coarse.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-08-2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,073
Posted By MikeyDale
My dots turned black on my second flight with new...

My dots turned black on my second flight with new Pmags couple months ago. I have blast tubes. I landed, pulled into the hanger, and opened my oil door. With my infrared heat sensor I watched the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-31-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,157
Posted By MikeyDale
I think a controllable position camera on a...

I think a controllable position camera on a gimble under the wing would be the best! I believe anything under the belly will have trouble with the lens getting oily. Just a little right or left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,253
Posted By MikeyDale
Little Dude is very lucky to have such a patient...

Little Dude is very lucky to have such a patient and nurturing father!....Its going to be very interesting watching him grow up! He walked up and stood beside me at Petit Jeane during the balloon...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,966
Posted By MikeyDale
I just finished installing duel P-Mags. This is...

I just finished installing duel P-Mags. This is what I used. Bought it off of EBay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/254063036199?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 28,737
Posted By MikeyDale
A couple of video captures this weekend! Thanks...

A couple of video captures this weekend! Thanks Aom and Mark!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-29-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,695
Posted By MikeyDale
I just installed two PMags and pulled out two...

I just installed two PMags and pulled out two very reliable Bendix mags that were up for 500 hr inspection. I haven't flow with them enough to form an opinion as to if the cost was worth it yet. The...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By MikeyDale
Heat Soaked P-Mags

I'm a little worried! I bought and installed dual P-mags last week. I read about the importance of having blast tubes on the mags and I do. The documentation warns about letting the mags reach 200...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,545
Posted By MikeyDale
I put steps on my 7 but I rarely use them cause...

I put steps on my 7 but I rarely use them cause I'm afraid they will crack! :(
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-18-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,724
Posted By MikeyDale
Its the best 300 bucks you'll ever spend! Every...

Its the best 300 bucks you'll ever spend! Every time I open mine back to the old spot I think, "I cant imagine not being able to reach directly in and grab a tool or bag. Not to mention my now...
Forum: Safety 09-14-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,725
Posted By MikeyDale
Dan, you da MAN!......I hope that wasn't Scotch...

Dan, you da MAN!......I hope that wasn't Scotch that you poured!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-14-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By MikeyDale
I am installing two pmags this week and I'm in...

I am installing two pmags this week and I'm in the same situation! I really dont want to clutter up the panel either! So I'm guessing you guys cleared out two dedicated 3 amp circuits on the VPX for...
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,985
Posted By MikeyDale
I just replaced my old landing lights with...

I just replaced my old landing lights with FlyLed's a year ago and love em!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,476
Posted By MikeyDale
Thanks Bill! But I want BOTH! I wanted to be in...

Thanks Bill! But I want BOTH! I wanted to be in "Top Form" for Petit Jean!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,476
Posted By MikeyDale
Shoot! I get up this morning and read this and...

Shoot! I get up this morning and read this and sign up quickly as I can and I'm already number 46! If I don't get in I'm gonna be sorely disappointed!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By MikeyDale
Thank you Rob! Wife and I sorely missed the radar...

Thank you Rob! Wife and I sorely missed the radar data age info on our 1100 mile trip home from Kosh! We have grown accustomed to checking the age of updates frequently when flying around...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By MikeyDale
I updated to 16.0.4 yesterday after saying a...

I updated to 16.0.4 yesterday after saying a Rosery! I have two 10" classics. It's all working fine. I had missed the update before and didn't realize this one was just released!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,309
Posted By MikeyDale
I have a question about this LODA. If I get one...

I have a question about this LODA. If I get one for myself and my RV, how long is it good for? Will I have to get one for every Biennial or anytime I want some training or will it be good for a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-11-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,315
Posted By MikeyDale
Great video Paul!

Great video Paul!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,287
Posted By MikeyDale
GREAT! What a wonderful thing you are doing for...

GREAT! What a wonderful thing you are doing for us! Thank you Vic and Son!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-03-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,051
Posted By MikeyDale
I will second on practicing slow flight! A few...

I will second on practicing slow flight! A few years ago I got behind a cub and had to slow down to 80kts several times. You're oil temps are going to rise going this slow so don't freak out... Then...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,717
Posted By MikeyDale
Best money I ever spent!

Best money I ever spent!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,472
Posted By MikeyDale
Had a GREAT time with all the Falcon Flight guys...

Had a GREAT time with all the Falcon Flight guys in Temple, Tx! Made new friends and saw old friends! Its really great stretching my stick and rudder skills and Luke, Shorts, Scroll, and the whole...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-29-2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,088
Posted By MikeyDale
I have two 10" Dynon Screens and can have them...

I have two 10" Dynon Screens and can have them removed in 10 min max! I didn't realize this advantage when I planned my panel but it has been a great asset! An allen head bit in a cordless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,535
Posted By MikeyDale
Nancy and I will be there! She don't drink much...

Nancy and I will be there! She don't drink much though ;)
Forum: Formation Flying 01-26-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,835
Posted By MikeyDale
Wow! Great video! Im signed up and sittin on...

Wow! Great video! Im signed up and sittin on READY for the Clinic!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 152,137
Posted By MikeyDale
"The Gift Of Wings" by Richard Bach

"The Gift Of Wings" by Richard Bach
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,466
Posted By MikeyDale
That was awesome! Beautiful!

That was awesome! Beautiful!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By MikeyDale
Cool I was in the same boat. I cut the scoop off and...

I was in the same boat. I cut the scoop off and reshaped the cowl to the smooth version. Well, my own smooth version. Mine turned out ok but I wouldn't recommend it! Many hours of sanding, shaping,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By MikeyDale
Great idea Steve! Is that Striping Tape? It...

Great idea Steve! Is that Striping Tape? It appears to be very narrow. Where did you get it?
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-09-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,444
Posted By MikeyDale
I have never taken it off to work on anything yet...

I have never taken it off to work on anything yet and my heads down there every month or so. You flew with me in Pine Bluff, did you even know it was there? I've had two Biennials in this plane and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-08-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,444
Posted By MikeyDale
I pondered this question for a long time 5 years...

I pondered this question for a long time 5 years ago! I wanted a convenient place for my extinguisher yet not mess up the nice clean appearance of my cockpit. Also, I needed it somewhere forward as I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,090
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice! Now let the fun begin!

Very nice! Now let the fun begin!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,124
Posted By MikeyDale
If he has it priced as if it had a 0 time-SMOH...

If he has it priced as if it had a 0 time-SMOH then yes, deduct the cost of a full overhaul and then be ready to negotiate. I suspect this engine has been sitting a while somewhere if not on this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,919
Posted By MikeyDale
I bought a B1B and installed it. 75hrs SMOH/1200...

I bought a B1B and installed it. 75hrs SMOH/1200 hrs TT and paid 11,000. Had to change out the sump. I was wanting cold air horizontal induction any way. I think the cost was around 1400. Could not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,931
Posted By MikeyDale
Hmmm, wonder which one of these guys are most...

Hmmm, wonder which one of these guys are most likely to survive an off airport emergency landing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,404
Posted By MikeyDale
I had a great time at Pine Bluff Formation...

I had a great time at Pine Bluff Formation Clinic, my first dabbling in formation flying! I hope to Solo on the next clinic. But, I got to ride along and take pics and video of the "All Up" on Sunday!
Forum: Reviews 10-07-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,551
Posted By MikeyDale
My wife and I have been using the Halos for the...

My wife and I have been using the Halos for the last 6 years and are generally happy with them except for the mic boom and the mic gain. I bought the two pair about 6 weeks apart and the second pairs...
Forum: RV-3 10-02-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,086
Posted By MikeyDale
I have used the Vans Sensors for almost 6 years...

I have used the Vans Sensors for almost 6 years and they have been very accurate! Although, being a taildragger, ground readings are high and anything above 16 gallons they say 16+.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,968
Posted By MikeyDale
My IO360 likes 6 qts in the crankcase. I was...

My IO360 likes 6 qts in the crankcase. I was adding a qt every 5-6 hours flying about 50-60 hrs a year. I have been flying much more in the past 6 months and I have noticed oil consumption has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,182
Posted By MikeyDale
Looks great Brian! I have just started smoking...

Looks great Brian! I have just started smoking myself and its FUN! That looks like Montgomery Field, I'm surprised they don't have some rule about smoking around there, matter of fact, I'm surprised...
Forum: RV-4 09-19-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,506
Posted By MikeyDale
Mine is 9/32". I wished I had 3/8" or at least...

Mine is 9/32". I wished I had 3/8" or at least 5/16". Bottom cowl is a little irritating! I shimmed the engine mount down then removed the shims after 150 hrs as the engine sagged.
Forum: Reviews 09-15-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,085
Posted By MikeyDale
I got lucky with my 3/8 hose coming from baggage...

I got lucky with my 3/8 hose coming from baggage compartment to the firewall! My Classic Aero Aviator Side Panels (discontinued now) has a place for the hose to pass thru behind the armrest form.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-13-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,842
Posted By MikeyDale
My friend, you are barking up the right tree!...

My friend, you are barking up the right tree! Welcome to the experimental side of aviation and I know you will never be disappointed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,755
Posted By MikeyDale
I just started smoking and it great fun! Just...

I just started smoking and it great fun! Just have to remember, 5.00 a minute!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,216
Posted By MikeyDale
I use Travel Johns bought from ACS. Flying in...

I use Travel Johns bought from ACS. Flying in loose shorts enable's me to stuff one of these up my short leg and then it usually takes me a considerable amount of time to relax enough to go,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-11-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,337
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice John! Its time for me to grow a pair...

Very nice John! Its time for me to grow a pair and do some of that!
Forum: Texas (South) 09-10-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,438
Posted By MikeyDale
Arlie, check your PMs.

Arlie, check your PMs.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,792
Posted By MikeyDale
I installed one on the right and one on the left...

I installed one on the right and one on the left and it has worked out great. I also installed extra unused wires thru them to make future installations easy. They have come in handy several times...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,565
Posted By MikeyDale
For me, it was hard not to concentrate on getting...

For me, it was hard not to concentrate on getting finished but if that's all I dwelled on, I would become unmotivated. Instead I tried to concentrate on small daily goals and the feeling of...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-30-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,890
Posted By MikeyDale
I painted with Stewart Systems 5.5 years ago and...

I painted with Stewart Systems 5.5 years ago and it has held up well. I thought "water born paint wont bother me" but I was wrong! I started with just a respirator. After a day or two my eyes turned...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-30-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,061
Posted By MikeyDale
I read an article about mountain flying before...

I read an article about mountain flying before our trip to Yellowstone in July and it said to be sure and carry Bear Spray. I bought a 40 dollar can when we got there and carried it around the park...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,768
Posted By MikeyDale
I have the same question. Has anyone done this...

I have the same question. Has anyone done this mod to an already deformed skin?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,934
Posted By MikeyDale
Wow! Thanks for sharing! Glacier National Park is...

Wow! Thanks for sharing! Glacier National Park is definitely going in my bucket list!
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