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Forum: RV-10 02-09-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,919
Posted By mike
The AeroLEDs website says that the Sunray Plus...

The AeroLEDs website says that the Sunray Plus outputs 1000+ lumens, which is comparable to a typical halogen bulb. But the halogen bulb consumes 6 amps, while the LED consumes only 1.6 amps.

I'm...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,919
Posted By mike
LED Wingtip Lights

In a moment of weakness at OSH last year I purchased a set of AeroLED landing lights with hopes that I could figure out a way to use them in the wingtips of the RV-10. Since then they've sat on my...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 522,455
Posted By mike
Panel

Fired up the panel over the weekend. I still have a bunch of work to do, but here's what it looks like:

http://www.rvten.com/img/finish/panel/powered1.jpg
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By mike
Hi Bryan, I had several of the same thoughts as...

Hi Bryan,
I had several of the same thoughts as you listed in your pros/cons. In my case I decided that I might be able to save a little money by designing my own. So that's what I ended up doing,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,982
Posted By mike
I have the sides and carpet from Flightline...

I have the sides and carpet from Flightline Interiors with the seats from Classic Aero.

http://www.my9a.com/img/flying/interior.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 629,653
Posted By mike
I'd like to do that just so I could frame the...

I'd like to do that just so I could frame the letter I'd get from the Homeowners Association!
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-19-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 629,653
Posted By mike
Hey Jim, Look's like you're making some good...

Hey Jim,

Look's like you're making some good progress! As usual your workmanship looks awesome.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-13-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 449,892
Posted By mike
Congratulations! From the pictures it looks like...

Congratulations! From the pictures it looks like you did an excellent job on the plane. Enjoy flying your test flights.

Mike Schipper
N63MS - Flying
www.my9a.com
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-15-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,661
Posted By mike
I have some extra ones. PM me your physical...

I have some extra ones. PM me your physical address and I'll send one to you.

Mike Schipper
www.my9a.com
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-23-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,058
Posted By mike
Alternator Ring Terminal Breakage

Just a note for those in the final stages...

Sunday I went out to go fly the -9A. I taxied out to 35 and everything was beautiful. Clear skies everywhere. I was going to run up to Sherman for some...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-10-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,340
Posted By mike
Door failure

Here's one more picture. This is from inside of the hangar. You can see here that the door is leaning awkwardly because it is not on the track. Fortunately this door didn't fall in! The airport...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-10-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,340
Posted By mike
It looks like the wind got up under the roof and...

It looks like the wind got up under the roof and lifted it enough so the doors were no longer engaging the rails along the top.

Mike
Forum: Texas (North) 04-10-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,340
Posted By mike
WX Damage at McKinney (TKI)

Some of the hangars and planes at McKinney (KTKI) were damaged by the storms that moved through here last night.

Several planes were severely damaged. Our hangar escaped damage by only about one...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,661
Posted By mike
Good tip. I wasn't going to comply with the SB...

Good tip. I wasn't going to comply with the SB because I fly with so many passengers who don't like the stick in their way. This gives me a solution.

I'm sure McMaster-Carr is tired of my tiny parts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,269
Posted By mike
Mine work fine

I installed the combination landing light/position light kits in my RV-9A wingtips and am installing the same in my RV-10. The best thing is that the whole setup fits inside the dome of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By mike
I believe it came in the fuselage...

I believe it came in the fuselage kit.

Regards,
Mike Schipper
RV-9A - N63MS - Flying
www.my9a.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2006, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By mike
I put steps on both sides of my -9A. You really...

I put steps on both sides of my -9A.

You really do need the steps on the -7A and -9A unless you are an acrobat. The wings are really too high to reach without the step.

When I carry a passenger,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,112
Posted By mike
Camping

Hey Scott, sorry we couldn't hook back up before you left. Man, there were a lot of people camping early in the week. It slowly dwindled and by Saturday it was pretty empty.

As for Brian's daughter,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-18-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,226
Posted By mike
RV9s At Oshkosh

Yes, but this year we're indoors! Our booth will in Hangar D in the center aisle.

Stop by and ask for me.

Regards,
Mike Schipper
RV-9A - N63MS - Flying
www.my9a.com
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-18-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,226
Posted By mike
RV9s At Oshkosh

That's very possible. I spoke with so many people last year that I sort of lost track. My apologies. Maybe we can chat again this year.

Regards,
Mike Schipper
RV-9A - N63MS - Flying
www.my9a.com
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-18-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,226
Posted By mike
RV9s At Oshkosh

I don't know about an official gathering of -9 builders, but I have spoken with several who plan to fly their -9s this year.

I will be arriving on Saturday and will be camping by the plane all week....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,499
Posted By mike
Tach Transducer

Hi Scott,
Van's sells the transducer in two flavors. One is just the transducer, and it mounts directly to the accessory case. This is the version I have installed. The other includes a drive cable,...
Forum: GPS 04-20-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By mike
Example

I don't have a picture in an actual airplane panel, but here is a picture of one of our demo panels that I used to test the new adapter. I removed the Panel Dock and inserted the new adapter and then...
Forum: GPS 04-20-2006, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By mike
GPS Panel Dock

Hi Scott,

I have been really happy with the 396 in the radio stack, but I agree that the viewing angle could be better. My panel is designed with the radio stack angled towards the pilot (me) so I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-18-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By mike
Swrfi

I plan to go to SWRFI next month. Depending on the weather I may fly in on Friday, camp out, and leave Saturday after the airshow (or whatever program they have going on.)

Mike Schipper
RV-9A -...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-16-2006, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,549
Posted By mike
My experience

I have about 55 hours on this exact configuration: RV-9A with a 160hp o-320 and a Catto 3-blade prop. So far I have been completely happy with the combination. My empty weight (before paint) was 1018...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,025
Posted By mike
RV's cross the language barrier

One day back when I still had the plane in the garage, we were having some landscaping done in the yard. I was busy in the garage when I noticed two workers (who were spanish-speaking) peering...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-16-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By mike
Airworthy

Congratulations Scott, it's great to hear that you're almost flying.

Mike Schipper
RV-9A - N63MS - Flying
www.my9a.com
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,280
Posted By mike
GRT Hookups

Hi Jeff,

I have a similar setup with the GRT Horizon EFIS. The sport may be a bit different, but the concept is the same. I connected the data out from the 396 to one of the data-in lines on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,488
Posted By mike
Low Time and Flying

William,

I had 60 hours in Cessnas when I began my transition training in an RV-6A. Soon after I flew the first flight in my RV-9A and am currently flying off my 40 hours. I think my RV is far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By mike
Mis-drilled part

It is not impossible to think that your part was drilled backwards. On mine I received the wrong rib for one of the baggage floor ribs and it wouldn't line up. I didn't catch it until after I had...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 168,815
Posted By mike
Advice

Start practicing your new radio callsign early to avoid the eventual embarrassment when you refer to your shiny new hotrod as "Cessna 63MS" when calling the tower.

Mike Schipper
"Experimental 63MS"...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,699
Posted By mike
Wingtip Lights

I really like the lighting solution from Creativair. I installed the position, strobe, and landing lights all within the tip lens of my RV-9A and the installation is clean and simple. Unfortunately I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,225
Posted By mike
Floscan Location

In my -9A I have the GRT EIS and EFIS with the fuel flow option. I installed the floscan transducer forward of the firewall just above the gascolator and used a loop of aluminum tubing to attach the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 449,892
Posted By mike
N63MS Flying

Here is the current state of my RV-9A. I don't yet have the fairings installed because I'm having too much fun flying it.

http://www.my9a.com/img/flying/first10/n63ms.jpg

Mike Schipper
www.my9a.com
Forum: Texas (North) 01-18-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By mike
RV-9A At McKinney

Hi Dane,

I'm putting the finishing touches on my RV-9A at McKinney (TKI). Is that close enough to you? I should be out there this Saturday if you (or anyone else) would like to take a look and help...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2006, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,134
Posted By mike
Switches at bottom, Warnings at the top

I opted to have a totally unconventional panel, using an EFIS instead of round instruments. When it came to switches, I grouped them along the bottom of the panel according to function. I also put...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,466
Posted By mike
Unusable fuel

Dan,

Thanks for the feedback and advice. I agree that my assumption about the unusable fuel is bogus. I was mainly just surprised that I put a gallon in and got almost all of that gallon out.

Mike...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,466
Posted By mike
My First Engine Start Experience

Interestingly I am reading Dan's advice after the fact by only a couple of days. Fortunately, I had some experienced helpers who showed up with fire extinguishers and lots of common sense.

You can...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-11-2005, 09:22 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 629,653
Posted By mike
Getting closer to being finished

http://www.my9a.com/img/final/wings/wingson1_huge.jpg
Getting closer...

Mike Schipper
www.my9a.com
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-08-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,835
Posted By mike
All glass & autopilot for under $13,000

I designed my panel around a single screen GRT EFIS.

GRT EFIS single screen $6,000
EIS4000 engine monitor with fuel flow, backup altitude & airspeed $1500
Garmin SL-40 COM $1295
Garmin GTX327...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-08-2005, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,423
Posted By mike
I went capacitive

I went the capacitive route because I like the mechanical simplicity of the installation. I did have to buy the converters to connect the capacitive plates to my EIS.

Mike Schipper
-9A...
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