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Forum: COMM 01-25-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By fl-mike
can you use a feed-through BNC, so you can just...

can you use a feed-through BNC, so you can just put regular crimp BNCs on each side? Should be pretty easy to find.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,445
Posted By fl-mike
I think we are saying the same thing. A&P does...

I think we are saying the same thing. A&P does the inspection.

To the OP question, yes, he can install his oil shutter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,445
Posted By fl-mike
corrected my statement to add "annual condition...

corrected my statement to add "annual condition inspection"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,445
Posted By fl-mike
Perhaps splitting hairs, but I think the A&P (or...

Perhaps splitting hairs, but I think the A&P (or AI) needs to make/sign the logbook entry. (for the annual condition inspection)

I've been doing the heavy lifting on all my condition inspections,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,330
Posted By fl-mike
I don't think that is the reason. I expect it is...

I don't think that is the reason. I expect it is the peak pressure applied. The C-frame hammer impulse likely produces a higher peak pressure than the DRDT.
This beast produces as good a dimple as...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-19-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By fl-mike
If anyone has a working A200 that they will sell...

If anyone has a working A200 that they will sell for $200, let me know too.
That is a great radio.
Forum: COMM 01-18-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,331
Posted By fl-mike
I think the question is “did you inadvertently...

I think the question is “did you inadvertently connect the 200B desense line”? (TX interlock)

It would be incorrect to utilize it for a single radio install, and really bad to hook it to a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By fl-mike
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HBUOXO/ref...

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HBUOXO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By fl-mike
I’m bad, I leave the cap off. But, I don’t fly...

I’m bad, I leave the cap off. But, I don’t fly off dirt or turf, so I’ve never had an issue. Mostly just have rubber dust in the fairings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By fl-mike
Yes. extender from here: ...

Yes.
extender from here: https://www.aircraftextras.com/Valve-ext.htm
I just drilled a simple hole lined up with the valve stem when it's in the 3 o'clock position (aft). (Edit: sorry, 9 o’clock in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By fl-mike
Just scuff and spray over the powder coating.

Just scuff and spray over the powder coating.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-10-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By fl-mike
Two crossed zip ties work fine. Light/cheap.

Two crossed zip ties work fine. Light/cheap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By fl-mike
Why are you calling them? Just upload your file...

Why are you calling them? Just upload your file and order. https://customrubontransfers.com/product/black-custom-dry-rub-on-decal-transfer/ (that's the black letters page)
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-07-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By fl-mike
I'm afraid that is a unicorn in today's Florida...

I'm afraid that is a unicorn in today's Florida real estate environment. Anything close in is built out, and coastal land is way too expensive for anything new to sprout. Development is exploding...
Forum: Safety 01-03-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,320
Posted By fl-mike
I've also considered a static line. Takes care...

I've also considered a static line. Takes care of pulling the ripcord for you, quickly, even if you are dazed by contact with something.

I use plain ball detent pins, just yank.
Forum: Safety 01-03-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,320
Posted By fl-mike
Ball detent pins in place of the roller...

Ball detent pins in place of the roller weldment-to-frame bolts, with lanyards.
Mini-Softie chute packed diaper-down for lumbar support (remove standard seatback cushion)


Egress = pull pins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,544
Posted By fl-mike
They are definitely not cheap. Very high quality...

They are definitely not cheap. Very high quality build. I got mine on ebay a long time ago as new surplus SwissAir units. I re-legended them, which was similar to microsurgery, but I learned how...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By fl-mike
My oil pressure warning lamp is on the main buss,...

My oil pressure warning lamp is on the main buss, so if the master is on and the engine is off, I get a flashing oil pressure lamp.
(second terminal of the oil pressure switch goes to the Low Oil...
Forum: COMM 12-26-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By fl-mike
The SL40 install manual has the command set. ...

The SL40 install manual has the command set. Look on Aeroelectric Connection

http://www.aeroelectric.com/Installation_Data/Garmin/
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-23-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,564
Posted By fl-mike
I put the flap switch in mine, but you could...

I put the flap switch in mine, but you could easily do similar with a momentary Otto. For that, I'd probably just epoxy it in.
I drilled a wiring escape hole and just tied it to the arm with a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-18-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By fl-mike
I put the "Y" at the top. My recollection is...

I put the "Y" at the top. My recollection is that the pressure distribution in a pipe is linear from the two ports if at different pressures, so if in a slip, the midpoint would theoretically be the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,217
Posted By fl-mike
What is the shunt for? Alternator? Need more...

What is the shunt for? Alternator? Need more info on the circuit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By fl-mike
You can also make one by taking a rivet a dash or...

You can also make one by taking a rivet a dash or two longer and plumping up the shank by slightly squeezing it between your flush sets in a manual squeezer.
Experiment until you get a good fit in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By fl-mike
Right angle drill, pilot drill #30, then use...

Right angle drill, pilot drill #30, then use piloted countersink to enlarge hole to 3/8 or 1/2” (depending on c/s body size)
Use your hole punch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,337
Posted By fl-mike
I sure wish Vans would use drywall screws on the...

I sure wish Vans would use drywall screws on the battens. The staples just pop out when they push or pry on them with the forks. The bottom battens are almost always sheared off from sliding the...
Forum: Safety 11-23-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By fl-mike
https://www.kitplanes.com/diy-airport-glideslope-i...

https://www.kitplanes.com/diy-airport-glideslope-indicator/

Using parallax to achieve similar. Seems like a simple method. An interrupted bar of lights and a single light placed a distance in...
Forum: Safety 11-23-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By fl-mike
would be an interesting optical/mechanical design...

would be an interesting optical/mechanical design challenge, using LED landing lights or similar and baffles. But don't forget to add tamper/tilt switches in case the mower hits it, etc. Lots of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By fl-mike
Use them all the time for platenuts. I mostly...

Use them all the time for platenuts. I mostly use the one that came with the brake rivet set kit from Avery, but also have a couple others including a longer one I made. The old Southbend gets...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-19-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,579
Posted By fl-mike
This, unless we could get a 540 powered Tucano...

This, unless we could get a 540 powered Tucano style tandem with stadium seating and retractable tricycle gear. The current crop of mini-Tucanos are too small and slow.

A bigger, beefier 8 would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,059
Posted By fl-mike
The Citizen alloy frames (Rome, etc.) are pretty...

The Citizen alloy frames (Rome, etc.) are pretty light and priced well.
I bugged them a few years ago to make some lighter models for us RV'ers.
Forum: Formation Flying 11-16-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By fl-mike
Come down to sunny Venice, FL! I'll expect your...

Come down to sunny Venice, FL! I'll expect your call in February....

The Redstar FAST guys run good clinics too. You might have better luck with them in your area.
Forum: Formation Flying 11-16-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By fl-mike
FFI is the most common RV standard for formation....

FFI is the most common RV standard for formation. I would use FFI as your group standard. I'm carded in both FFI and FAST, but only FAST for participating with the Red Star guys, since that is what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,986
Posted By fl-mike
I used vinyl base molding on my sliding door. ...

I used vinyl base molding on my sliding door. 120 foot rolls at HD.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By fl-mike
I know the website you are talking about. Had...

I know the website you are talking about. Had many different styles for zenith etc. I think the website disappeared.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,996
Posted By fl-mike
Carl, That is not the current way the 8/8A plans...

Carl,
That is not the current way the 8/8A plans and manual align the ailerons and flaps. After the wing incidence is set and the rear spar attachment is drilled, the ailerons are set first, using...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By fl-mike
Correct on the fixture and tooling holes. The rod...

Correct on the fixture and tooling holes.
The rod ends are both right-hand thread, so to adjust, you have to remove one of the bolts (I used the bellcrank end) and turn one end in or out. As you...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-29-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,536
Posted By fl-mike
memorial service flyover

The formation group out of Venice (Gulf Coast Raptors) is planning a flyover at the start of Jan's memorial service at 11AM on Saturday Dec 4. Nearly all of us got our transition training with...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-29-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By fl-mike
Any of the larger paint companies should have...

Any of the larger paint companies should have formulas for FED-STD-595 colors. If not, you can get the paint chips of the colors you want and have the local shops match.

Or, you could buy a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By fl-mike
A “V” shaped crack is visible in the second...

A “V” shaped crack is visible in the second photo. This is the typical crack on this bad batch. Sort of slides a chunk of the shank off in the shop head.

The stuff under the head is just primer....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By fl-mike
There was a bad batch of 4-7’s. I had the same...

There was a bad batch of 4-7’s. I had the same issue. Toss them.
Forum: Canada 10-25-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,585
Posted By fl-mike
can you use 406test? ...

can you use 406test?
https://www.acrartex.com/survival-products/406test
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By fl-mike
Many radios and antennas have an inductor to...

Many radios and antennas have an inductor to ground to provide a discharge path for static buildup. This is a short at DC, but a high impedance at the working radio frequencies.

So, I would not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-17-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By fl-mike
Only one underwing NACA vent is used. Right...

Only one underwing NACA vent is used. Right wing.
Other side would collect exhaust.
Bonding the fuselage vent is covered on page 8-67, forward upper fuselage section. You can use the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By fl-mike
I used stainless socket head cap screws.

I used stainless socket head cap screws.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,385
Posted By fl-mike
Similar. Buddies widow spreading his ashes from...

Similar. Buddies widow spreading his ashes from the stern of a boat. Whoops. I'm sure he would have laughed too.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By fl-mike
Buddy did his in the driveway. No problem. ...

Buddy did his in the driveway. No problem.
Think he got it done in one day, then moved back in the shop.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,128
Posted By fl-mike
Well, AMP is very proud of them for sure, but...

Well, AMP is very proud of them for sure, but they are far from "simple". When you use one, you'll understand. Sort of like a fine S&W wheel-gun action.

Like the AFM8, they are a joy to use.

Keep...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-01-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By fl-mike
my guess is that your G3X dimmer control is tied...

my guess is that your G3X dimmer control is tied to the nav/strobe fuse bus. If you lose the 12V bias on the dimmer voltage divider, the G3X will see basically ground on the dimming input, i.e....
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By fl-mike
Todd, and then Lance, had their own tooling and...

Todd, and then Lance, had their own tooling and blew the canopies themselves. I picked mine up at Lance’s shop in Indiantown.
Not sure of the current Aerocanopy situation.

Sure would like to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,665
Posted By fl-mike
We use Utica and Sturtevant-Richmont torque...

We use Utica and Sturtevant-Richmont torque screwdrivers on the production line at work and they are very good, but expensive.

I have a S-R myself, but I'm sure there are more affordable options out...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,576
Posted By fl-mike
can you cite a reference for this?

can you cite a reference for this?
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,849
Posted By fl-mike
air vents, and/or cabin heat intake on the...

air vents, and/or cabin heat intake on the baffles.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,665
Posted By fl-mike
A torque screwdriver is plenty for AN3 and...

A torque screwdriver is plenty for AN3 and smaller.

I visited a -10 builder early on, and he had this big Craftsman digital wrench. Waaaay too big for our stuff. Not only that, I took it in to our...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-16-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,661
Posted By fl-mike
Right!? Why on earth would PP think that...

Right!?
Why on earth would PP think that switching the alt on after start is a reasonable operational/design limitation.
Looking for the head slap emoji....


and to think that I've been...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,362
Posted By fl-mike
Run your #30 reamer though and rivet. The shank...

Run your #30 reamer though and rivet. The shank will swell to fit the small irregularity.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By fl-mike
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B96AKF4/ref...

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B96AKF4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


They're even for RVs! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By fl-mike
No need. Just make sure there is no...

No need.
Just make sure there is no paint/powdercoating on the bearing surfaces.
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By fl-mike
drill 1/4", then make a couple laps with the...

drill 1/4", then make a couple laps with the dogleg deburring tool.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,536
Posted By fl-mike
A real loss to the RV community. Jan gave me the...

A real loss to the RV community.
Jan gave me the skills and transition training to get on this magic carpet ride of RV's. I had only about 65 hours total at the time and after a few hours with Jan...
Forum: Interiors 08-31-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,833
Posted By fl-mike
RV-8 package. The stick boots were way too big. ...

RV-8 package. The stick boots were way too big. I modified the rear myself with scissors and glue. I won't be using the front boot. I got the heaters and inflatable lumbar option. Side panels...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-31-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,837
Posted By fl-mike
Faston male/female. Flip the sexes if you have a...

Faston male/female.
Flip the sexes if you have a + / - pair of wires. You should be able to mix the crimp sizes, but if you can't, strip the #18 long and fold back it on itself to fatten it up for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,811
Posted By fl-mike
Right! Looks too much like work. This is...

Right! Looks too much like work. This is supposed to be fun.
(but, you do need to be aware of lead times and plan accordingly.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,860
Posted By fl-mike
Raptor practice. Lead's having a little trouble...

Raptor practice. Lead's having a little trouble holding stable pitch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By fl-mike
Push harder…. Actually, you’ll never notice it in...

Push harder….
Actually, you’ll never notice it in flight. And you’ll rarely put in that much stick.
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