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Forum: Tools 07-02-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By mike newall
My CP does the same. More lube and a bit of...

My CP does the same.

More lube and a bit of triggering helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By mike newall
I helped another guy on here a while ago. I am...

I helped another guy on here a while ago.

I am waiting for parts myself and know Andy - so even I have to wait !!!

Due to call them next week - I will remind them that The Colonials are pining for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By mike newall
Just done the fly off of a 12 here. Had to...

Just done the fly off of a 12 here. Had to adjust the stall warner but that was sorted. Calibrated the AoA and I agree - Waaaaaay better than a buzzer.

Fly AoA in our 7 - much more accurate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By mike newall
In the UK, we do a worst forward and worst aft c...

In the UK, we do a worst forward and worst aft c of g as part of the initial paperwork submission.

189lb heavy pilot

121lb light pilot

One thing to watch is where is the fuel tank moment compared...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By mike newall
AeroLEDS for us - 3 times now. The Flyleds have...

AeroLEDS for us - 3 times now.

The Flyleds have a great reputation - it's just their appearance that puts me off. They look more like a science experiment :D

Only a personal view btw.

The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 535
Posted By mike newall
Another RV12 Takes to the skies...

Today at Gamston, England. Bob Dawson's new RV12. Well done Bob on a good build. Re pitching prop tomorrow, otherwise all...
Forum: RV-15 06-15-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,971
Posted By mike newall
N415XV Keep your eyes open folks......

N415XV

Keep your eyes open folks......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By mike newall
Did it all the time on both our RV12 ULS's Not...

Did it all the time on both our RV12 ULS's

Not an issue....

Fly on
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By mike newall
Aircraft logbook - Tacho minus 10% Flying...

Aircraft logbook - Tacho minus 10%

Flying logbook - Tacho plus 10%

KISS.....;)
Forum: Autopilots 06-08-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,600
Posted By mike newall
Thanks Andrew - again. I got 2 heads from a chap...

Thanks Andrew - again.

I got 2 heads from a chap in UK, waiting to try them. Fingers crossed.
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By mike newall
Tungsten with an angle on one end - wasn't an...

Tungsten with an angle on one end - wasn't an issue.

Warning...

DO NOT grind tungsten bars - it is poisonous
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,445
Posted By mike newall
We build airplanes.... Shirley, someone has...

We build airplanes....

Shirley, someone has plans for a home made tug that uses a wheelchair or golf buggy drive train ?

Sell the plans at $25 a pop....

Hurry up :D:D:D:D
Forum: RV-15 05-25-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,971
Posted By mike newall
Goose dies again........;)

Goose dies again........;)
Forum: Autopilots 05-24-2022, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,600
Posted By mike newall
Hi folks - I am back :( Despite many attempts...

Hi folks - I am back :(


Despite many attempts at resetting, our Digitrak wing leveller autopilot has expired. Will test fine on the ground, servo runs correctly and smoothly, but once airborne...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2022, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By mike newall
We set ours on the supplied pitch pins and...

We set ours on the supplied pitch pins and checked with iPhone - perfectly acceptable. Worked for both aeroplanes.

I would strongly suggest a dynamic balance once you have finished testing etc -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,481
Posted By mike newall
It is about now that Greg should step in and say...

It is about now that Greg should step in and say something.......

Just saying ;)
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By mike newall
Correct - the upgrade to the 6 is an 8 VS and...

Correct - the upgrade to the 6 is an 8 VS and rudder.
Forum: Primers 05-15-2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,047
Posted By mike newall
Your local paint supplier should sell Panel Wipe....

Your local paint supplier should sell Panel Wipe. It is a slow solvent that de greases and removes silicone prior to painting.

Maroon Scotch, wipe down with panel wipe, paint. Never had an issue...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,894
Posted By mike newall
Gents, Spoke with Ian at Perma-Grit The...

Gents,

Spoke with Ian at Perma-Grit

The countersinks were originally produced for L*ncair - plastic.....spit child, spit !

However, they look very useful for lots of stuff on the vastly superior...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,894
Posted By mike newall
They are only 100 miles from me and I just...

They are only 100 miles from me and I just ordered. I will get a US dealer link for you all later in the day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 04:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,244
Posted By mike newall
Ditto, Do what the Physicians say, rest and get...

Ditto, Do what the Physicians say, rest and get back in a measured time, not too quickly. You're no spring.... I say, you're no spring chicken :D:D:D

My Mrs had a shoulder op and didn't rest...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-05-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,383
Posted By mike newall
Sweet.... Went to the theatre yesterday to see...

Sweet....

Went to the theatre yesterday to see The Book Of Mormon - excellent. Lady next to us, Sandra, was from London Ontario, over here for a year tracing her roots.

Used to pass through there...
Forum: Interiors 04-27-2022, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,884
Posted By mike newall
3 Lemke installs that I have experienced are all...

3 Lemke installs that I have experienced are all top notch. We will be using him for our RV10.

BTW, he is an American ;)
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,880
Posted By mike newall
Martin - sent you a PM

Martin - sent you a PM
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,429
Posted By mike newall
Up at RV10 level, the future is turbine......

Up at RV10 level, the future is turbine......
Forum: Painting your RV 04-25-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By mike newall
Primer - 6 quarts Build - 4 quarts Base coat -...

Primer - 6 quarts

Build - 4 quarts

Base coat - 3 quarts

Clear coat - 4 quarts

All very achievable - have extraction and a good 3M 4251 mask.
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,429
Posted By mike newall
About the only successful car conversions i have...

About the only successful car conversions i have seen have been by Ross Farnham in Calgary.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,675
Posted By mike newall
Don't drill.....glue :D

Don't drill.....glue :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2022, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By mike newall
That makes a lot of sense. Much more robust...

That makes a lot of sense.

Much more robust fitting
Forum: Tools 04-16-2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By mike newall
Not the cheapest, but very good. You can trim...

Not the cheapest, but very good.

You can trim the ends of the heatshrink tubing and use an ultra fine sharpie on the tube for simple idents - works well - write big though as..... Well, it shrinks :D
Forum: RV-15 04-15-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,811
Posted By mike newall
I have heard from a good source, that the RV15...

I have heard from a good source, that the RV15 will fly into Oshkosh.... ;)
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By mike newall
And forget the spacers - not needed... Pipe the...

And forget the spacers - not needed... Pipe the triangular fillet of Sika and sit it down, just like the auto glass guys do :D

Hey, this is like Primer Wars - Yummy !!!
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,661
Posted By mike newall
One issue with the Skytech is that now they sold...

One issue with the Skytech is that now they sold out - the 'New Owners' are putting a core charge on outright purchase of new units - basically a sneaky tax !

We were going to order Skytech and...
Forum: Tools 04-09-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,178
Posted By mike newall
Used to say to guys at work who were about to...

Used to say to guys at work who were about to retire..

What are you going to do then ?

If they came back with golf and gardening, I gave them a stern talking to and told them to think again.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By mike newall
The 12's use them. Very nice to use, no issues...

The 12's use them.

Very nice to use, no issues with push and pull.

Micro adjustments on the vernier are very precise.

Don't pull the knob out before assembly because........ Oh balls.......
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By mike newall
You can get away with flattening - have had to...

You can get away with flattening - have had to resort to it once or twice over the builds...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,045
Posted By mike newall
Would someone say Hi to Brad at P-Mag booth from...

Would someone say Hi to Brad at P-Mag booth from the Old Brit Git please....;):D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,123
Posted By mike newall
Search back through previous RV12 posts or...

Search back through previous RV12 posts or Avionics, there are good replies there.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,123
Posted By mike newall
We had that on both 12's and it related to poor...

We had that on both 12's and it related to poor isolation of the music input jack socket. The guy at PS Engineering steered us that way.
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By mike newall
We have a full interior on order and info has...

We have a full interior on order and info has been provided along the way about delays etc.

These guys are busy !
Forum: Safety 03-30-2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,868
Posted By mike newall
Hi Dan, Put me down for a 10 set please. M

Hi Dan,

Put me down for a 10 set please.

M
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2022, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By mike newall
If you are building from scratch - I would...

If you are building from scratch - I would strongly suggest you look at SDS for injection and ignition. Modern parts, superb stuff, just about to fit ours onto a 540 core.
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By mike newall
Great progress today - got the inner panel...

Great progress today - got the inner panel completed and all the rear of the outer panel.

Still mounted upright against the door and a handy sized Vans crate provided just enough lift for my other...
Forum: Tools 03-25-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,162
Posted By mike newall
Ours started doing that as well. Put some line...

Ours started doing that as well. Put some line lube down it and all was fine.

If it starts again, I will look in the intensifier.

Our head started failing to retract - that was the small set screw...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By mike newall
We did look at putting the wing either flat or...

We did look at putting the wing either flat or upright on the bench. The reach required is the problem either way, but we are working at it.


Boy am I glad I picked the gun up when we chose sides...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By mike newall
All great suggestions - love that mini tungsten,...

All great suggestions - love that mini tungsten, will search one out.

Our 7 was a QB so only 2 skins - that left him cut enough.

A few at a time and we will get there.

I use iPhone camera for...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By mike newall
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-zptnXS2/0/8...

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Photos/i-zptnXS2/0/8e54382b/XL/2022032216234726--7482117190502155447-IMG_6210-XL.jpg
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By mike newall
Bottom Wing Skins

Started today with my bro on the bar. He is working blind at full arm stretch, so not many set before we abandoned for the day.

The Inners seem to be the nightmare, i am thinking of hanging the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,842
Posted By mike newall
Thread drift, I know - but I am impressed with...

Thread drift, I know - but I am impressed with the understanding of irony here - most unusual on a Colonial forum....... ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 04:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,842
Posted By mike newall
European....;-) The average speed of an unladen...

European....;-)

The average speed of an unladen European is 24 mph :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-19-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,842
Posted By mike newall
https://photos.smugmug.com/Flying-Photos/i-WLXwBsk...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Flying-Photos/i-WLXwBsk/0/5b929a45/XL/2021101109224220-5336677900839986321-IMG_2364-XL.jpg

That was a bird the size of a Swallow at just over 220kts in our...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By mike newall
Piano hinge either side - Dan Checkoway suggested...

Piano hinge either side - Dan Checkoway suggested that I believe last century ;)
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By mike newall
Price SDS up .......... It is cheaper than fuel...

Price SDS up .......... It is cheaper than fuel injection and mags :D

We are installing it in our 10 - Ross is great to work with, SDS is bringing our ditch pump engines into the 21st century !!!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By mike newall
Back in the day, one of our 757 Skippers had a...

Back in the day, one of our 757 Skippers had a control issue. Had to use the break out function in roll.

Found a 4 D Cell Maglite in the wing - just shortly out of inspection.

Because our *******...
Forum: Tools 03-16-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,509
Posted By mike newall
Xytronic LF-1600 Intelligent Soldering...

Xytronic LF-1600 Intelligent Soldering Station.

Digital temperature control - heats up in 20 seconds - really good.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-15-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,178
Posted By mike newall
A 3M 4251 respirator is around $20 on Fleabay or...

A 3M 4251 respirator is around $20 on Fleabay or Amazon.

It is a top quality organic vapor mask.

I change mine every 6 months and yes - keep it tightly sealed between uses.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-14-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,178
Posted By mike newall
No issues, but as lacquer is fairly light, I do...

No issues, but as lacquer is fairly light, I do put a few mist layers on before the flood coat.

Never had chipping issues.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-14-2022, 03:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,337
Posted By mike newall
Hahaha We are looking forward to that in our...

Hahaha

We are looking forward to that in our 10.... Will report in a year or so ;)
Forum: Painting your RV 03-14-2022, 03:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,178
Posted By mike newall
Probably the worst combination would be an auto...

Probably the worst combination would be an auto painter shooting 'aviation' paint. They tend to have a very high solids content and film thickness. They are also designed to be sprayed...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-13-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,178
Posted By mike newall
Once again - Dan is spot on. When I finished our...

Once again - Dan is spot on.

When I finished our RV7 10 years ago, I went to the local auto paint supplier that had been recommended, he was brilliant because he was totally enthralled about the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-13-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,337
Posted By mike newall
Hecksky !!!! This is the new Primer Wars -...

Hecksky !!!!

This is the new Primer Wars - fantastic !!

I agree with the majority of what has been said.

There is a final option, and it it is to be read, read, read again before using - but it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-10-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By mike newall
Dual P-Mags......... Next ;)

Dual P-Mags......... Next ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,890
Posted By mike newall
Nosewheel - brakes used all he time for...

Nosewheel - brakes used all he time for steering.

Tailwheel - used rarely if tailwheel is set up correctly.

Wear will reflect that.
Forum: Primers 03-02-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By mike newall
Dude, Contact me off list and let's chat - you...

Dude,

Contact me off list and let's chat - you are waaaaaay overthinking this :D
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