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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-13-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By mike newall
Ditto here. We lay things out on the bench so we...

Ditto here.

We lay things out on the bench so we get our heads around mirror images.

The most frustrating thing is the way Vans label parts L & R. This does not necessarily mean it relates to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,055
Posted By mike newall
Wish I was there...... only second time in about...

Wish I was there...... only second time in about 15 years i haven't been there :(

Enjoy and anyone passing E-Mag booth say to brad - Mike says Hi !!!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-08-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By mike newall
Probably the old grease contamination. Strip the...

Probably the old grease contamination. Strip the motor/gearbox and check for grease from the gearbox getting into the motor.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By mike newall
Alt is in the Cessna split Master...

Alt is in the Cessna split Master Switch.

Avionics Master after start.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-07-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By mike newall
Not interested in buying the prop, but.... I fly...

Not interested in buying the prop, but....

I fly an RV6 with one that is my buddies aeroplane.

OMG

What a prop - unloads and accelerates - great performance.

Just bear in mind, it won't slow down...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By mike newall
We have a standard ignition/start switch. On the...

We have a standard ignition/start switch.

On the switch panel with all the lights, strobes, avionics etc, we have 2 switches for the P-Mags.

All our switches are switch breakers to avoid...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By mike newall
Fractionally wider than a standard...

Fractionally wider than a standard trailer......

Speak with your local car recovery company and ask for a cash only surprise deal.......

Tell them it is an off road vehicle, which technically it is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By mike newall
The factory supplied springs are about as much...

The factory supplied springs are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.

We built 2 RV12's and during the initial fly off testing 6 springs failed !

We replaced all of them with after market...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By mike newall
They stall.... Not much notice, but thoroughly...

They stall....

Not much notice, but thoroughly benign.

You have full authority in all 3 axes down to the stall. I do a demonstration at min speed with full inputs - it moans a bit but doesn't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By mike newall
Yep.... sell that one and buy a 7 :D;):p

Yep.... sell that one and buy a 7 :D;):p
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,597
Posted By mike newall
These threads on VAF wander this way and that -...

These threads on VAF wander this way and that - that makes them so useful. Yes, your original question may have been answered, but the thread acts as a reminder to others to have a think about how...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By mike newall
In the UK, we have a system called listening...

In the UK, we have a system called listening squawk. You display the squawk for the local, but not controlling airspace or airport and listen on their frequency but don't log in. If they want to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,597
Posted By mike newall
Carlos, What we do is similar enough... I...

Carlos,

What we do is similar enough... I wouldn't leave oil in for 50 hours unless it was flying daily ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,597
Posted By mike newall
The design and history of our engines is the...

The design and history of our engines is the reason. They have 70 plus year old ditch pumps and tractor motors in their history. Low compression, lots of blow by, lots of lead, oil gets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,483
Posted By mike newall
Bizarrely, in the UK it was called Redex. Red...

Bizarrely, in the UK it was called Redex.

Red upper cylinder lubricant.

You used to pay tuppence a squirt into your petrol tank as you fuelled. they assured you it would stop your motor from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,347
Posted By mike newall
At least you didn't mention primer.......:p

At least you didn't mention primer.......:p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,483
Posted By mike newall
Never mind Amish popcorn..... The Amish donuts at...

Never mind Amish popcorn..... The Amish donuts at Sun n Fun..... Oh My ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,163
Posted By mike newall
Lots of tax.......:(

Lots of tax.......:(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By mike newall
With full flap you can get fume ingestion through...

With full flap you can get fume ingestion through the holes in the fuselage where the flap rods go. You can get fuel smells from venting under the fuselage or exhaust fumes on final.

Fly on ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,347
Posted By mike newall
We painted ours at advanced tadpole/canoe stage. ...

We painted ours at advanced tadpole/canoe stage. Consider how much interior covering there will be as you don't need to paint there.

I suggest base and lacquer because it is simpler to apply. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,483
Posted By mike newall
I used to use it on Continental engines, but not...

I used to use it on Continental engines, but not on Lycoming as the smaller Continentals were prone to sticky valves. Just enough to pink the fuel.

I do use it on all my small motors - lawn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,163
Posted By mike newall
Well, we currently pay 20% sales tax across the...

Well, we currently pay 20% sales tax across the board and are paying $9 a US gallon for avgas !

We too are talented at trying ways to avoid taxes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,163
Posted By mike newall
Dale, No - you win, you collect - that is...

Dale,

No - you win, you collect - that is it.

Done.

That is why I asked the question.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,163
Posted By mike newall
As a man of the Old Country, I find it very...

As a man of the Old Country, I find it very strange that in the Colonies - Home of The Free and The Land of The Brave etc - why is tax paid on an aeroplane sale or gift ?

You spent years perfecting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By mike newall
Awwww Shucks Dan, you are getting soft in your...

Awwww Shucks Dan, you are getting soft in your old age !!!


Reminds me of the bath scene out of Blazing Saddles...... ;)
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,346
Posted By mike newall
But Kyle..... If I don't use the right primer,...

But Kyle..... If I don't use the right primer, tape, seal, my airplane will surely fall to dust.... ;)
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,346
Posted By mike newall
Don't bother with either but have a rather large...

Don't bother with either but have a rather large back riveting plate......:D
Forum: Painting your RV 03-21-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By mike newall
And then your new aeroplane looks like a domestic...

And then your new aeroplane looks like a domestic appliance :D:D:D

Look at the Ford, Nissan and Lexus whites that are just a bit warmer - they look so much more relaxed, but then..... opinions vary...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-08-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By mike newall
Ours in in the box as well, we just use bolts...

Ours in in the box as well, we just use bolts with castle nuts and cotter pins. Easy to get to for inspections etc.
Forum: Interiors 03-08-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,853
Posted By mike newall
Did he do the side panels and carpets as well...

Did he do the side panels and carpets as well ?

3 guys have his seats locally, all very good quality. He is currently arranging to measure up a 10 for seats and interior but we are still lock ed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By mike newall
We use CCC-32 as a replacement for those nasty...

We use CCC-32 as a replacement for those nasty little skin rivets when there is a danger of not being able to buck. Just bear in mind that both these rivets are 120° and not 100° countersunk. ...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-26-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By mike newall
Easy peasy.... Make up support moulds with...

Easy peasy....

Make up support moulds with plasticard, cleco them on. Lay up some cloth, get some stability back in there, then build more layers, maybe some carbon on the edges, cut, fill sand,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,617
Posted By mike newall
Nothing for nearly 6 weeks..... Grounded because...

Nothing for nearly 6 weeks..... Grounded because of lockdown :mad:

May be able to fly after 8 March for "essential maintenance flight only"

No flying here until late March.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By mike newall
Related but slight drift. If guys are fitting...

Related but slight drift. If guys are fitting Surefly, are you putting a back up power supply for bus/battery failure etc ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By mike newall
You will have to re rig the linkages through the...

You will have to re rig the linkages through the flaperon bellcrank. You are getting more flap on one side as you deploy by the sounds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,758
Posted By mike newall
Things like this are not RV related, may be moved...

Things like this are not RV related, may be moved etc.

However, we were all Rootin' and Tootin' last night when Percy landed.

I am over here in Perfidious Albion, we still love what is going on in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,007
Posted By mike newall
Barb Billman

As you may not be on social media, here is breaking news.....


To all of Van’s Aircraft family,

It is with great joy and excitement but with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from Vans...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,583
Posted By mike newall
Thanks Pete

Thanks Pete
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,583
Posted By mike newall
It is now, but it will get FI, electronic...

It is now, but it will get FI, electronic injection etc etc etc
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,583
Posted By mike newall
Narrow Deck V Wide Deck

We have been offered an O-540 narrow deck engine that is inhibited, around 900 hours and was sent to the shop for an IRAN 'overhaul'.

Any issues with this motor on an RV10 ?

It is a basic O-540...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By mike newall
But it does beg the question - why use Micro...

But it does beg the question - why use Micro Molex ?

They are vile to wire up, you need a special tool and an enormous magnifying glass.

We use D-Sub connectors insulated with heat shrink and a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By mike newall
Exactly what we did on both of ours

Exactly what we did on both of ours
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,586
Posted By mike newall
A 12 canopy coming open in flight is not a big...

A 12 canopy coming open in flight is not a big deal at all. If it was unintentional, there is a startle factor, but the aeroplane continues to fly stably.

During initial testing some years ago for...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By mike newall
It was the search engine on Spruce that confused...

It was the search engine on Spruce that confused me..... Search for servo - nothing. Search for RV10-pitch servo kit - it's there ;)
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By mike newall
Pitch Servo

Confused....

Half the documentation calls for a linear servo, but it appears Dynon/Spruce/Stein don't list them.

Are we all using standard servos now ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By mike newall
When the floors go in

When the floors go in
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,292
Posted By mike newall
Absolutely correct. Go into the shop. Play some...

Absolutely correct.

Go into the shop. Play some good music.....

Clear the shelves, sweep up, put everything in it's place, back to building and get focussed on the prize.... We built two !!! They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By mike newall
I have managed to stay in touch with the new...

I have managed to stay in touch with the new owners of previous RV's - it is part of the responsibility of the build process and ownership. I have been able to provide insight into some things about...
Forum: Autopilots 12-26-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By mike newall
Why would you want to.....:confused: Provided...

Why would you want to.....:confused:

Provided you keep both feet on the rudder pedals you will be fine.
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,079
Posted By mike newall
This sorts it out once and for all..... Dynon...

This sorts it out once and for all.....

Dynon !


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miOpmWYLp-k

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By mike newall
Fuel Tanks

Having started watching the Mothership tank video, I am tempted to ask why do Vans not offer pre built tanks for all the range ?

OK, it may impact on the 51% rule, but it is easy to defer some more...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By mike newall
I am deep into a slow build fuselage, this is my...

I am deep into a slow build fuselage, this is my 5th RV, so not a beginner. If I were doing it again, I would order slow wings now and get on with them and put a quick build fuselage on order. By...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,362
Posted By mike newall
You may wish to re visit that statement..... It...

You may wish to re visit that statement..... It doesn't translate into UK English too well :D:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By mike newall
It was either in the RV12 instructions or from...

It was either in the RV12 instructions or from this forum, but we were recommended to build a 12' x 3' table out of sizes around 4 x 1, 3 x 2 and 3 x 1. Top was blockboard, I edged with small pine...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,333
Posted By mike newall
That looks soooooo familiar Vic ! I was asked to...

That looks soooooo familiar Vic !

I was asked to put an autopilot into a teenage RV8 about a year ago. Not a problem thought I. Got all the bits and pieces from Dynon to add onto the D100 etc and...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Posted By mike newall
We are on the PC950 which is smaller but twice...

We are on the PC950 which is smaller but twice the capacity of the Concord. The printed stuff site was interesting though - lots of goodies there !!
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Posted By mike newall
A Better Battery ?

Looking at the stats and cost of the Concord battery, we are looking at the Odyssey PC950 which is very similar in dimensions and weight but offers a lot better performance.

Anyone done one and have...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By mike newall
Vans do an access hole cover plate...

Vans do an access hole cover plate thingamabob.

Cheap and about the right size for all sorts of access.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,294
Posted By mike newall
I have built several before and we expect our 10...

I have built several before and we expect our 10 to take 4-5 years. All flat build.
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,944
Posted By mike newall
When we did the 12's, we built the standard...

When we did the 12's, we built the standard table. Best piece of kit ever !!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,112
Posted By mike newall
Or leave the prop at 2300 or 2400 - less...

Or leave the prop at 2300 or 2400 - less braking.

We find the MT 3 blade prop on our 7 really acts like a sky anchor, so normally leave it in cruise for landing. If you need to go around, there is...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By mike newall
Oh..... Joy..... Thanks !

Oh..... Joy.....

Thanks !
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By mike newall
T-1005 Rivet confusion

T-1005 Tank Attach Bracket on page 18-5.

I can't find any reference as to whether this part is machine countersunk, or the skin is countersunk ?

As the attach bracket is substantial, it isn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,036
Posted By mike newall
Looking at my Bro, put the last fastener in after...

Looking at my Bro, put the last fastener in after a 5 year build and saying to him.......It is finished !

That was a sit back, relax and chuckle moment.

Ditto for the two RV12's we built.

Looking...
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