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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By Mike S
All PM's replied to.

All PM's replied to.
Forum: Safety 10-26-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jason, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-26-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Derek, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Hi Joe, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-26-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By Mike S
RV 4 project for sale

I have a friend with a RV 4 project he is selling. Includes a 360 engine that is basically a core.

Sorry, but I do not have a lot of info, or any photos.

Reply here, or send me a PM for his contact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Lester, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: COMM 10-25-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By Mike S
Yep, nothing Garmin in our new build.

Yep, nothing Garmin in our new build.
Forum: COMM 10-25-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By Mike S
Raise the repair rate up enough, and you get to...

Raise the repair rate up enough, and you get to sell a lot more new units.

Marketing 101.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Brent, congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Warren, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 419,034
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Rocky, big congrats on getting past this milestone :D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Mike, happy birthday and congrats on the new fledgling :D:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-19-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Mike S
Another happy FlyLEDs customer here. No ground...

Another happy FlyLEDs customer here.

No ground home run, just local ground for the lights.

And, the six pack is really bright.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-19-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 29,290
Posted By Mike S
Rex Taylor told me that 35 or so years ago....

Rex Taylor told me that 35 or so years ago.

Good advice.
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-18-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 113,757
Posted By Mike S
All engines, or only turbo and water cooled? Or,...

All engines, or only turbo and water cooled?

Or, maybe I should say what about us Lycosauras guys?
Forum: Northwest 10-18-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Aaron, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Mike S
Thant is a good idea, but----you might be even...

Thant is a good idea, but----you might be even better to grind off the teeth, and form a knife edge ----- less chance of damage IMHO.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,969
Posted By Mike S
Methinks perhaps you need to reread the first...

Methinks perhaps you need to reread the first post of this thread. Many if not most of the responses are talking about mags. And the kind of failures that mag systems have.

The OP appears to be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-17-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Bill, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Autopilots 10-16-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Mike S
There is a upgrade sales bulletin from...

There is a upgrade sales bulletin from Andrew-----just came out a couple days ago, so be sure your vendor is aware of it.

I paid $639 for the new head unit at PCA after the upgrade discount.
Forum: Autopilots 10-16-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Mike S
Just did this with the x Cruze 100 for my old...

Just did this with the x Cruze 100 for my old dead Digiflight II flat pack.

Andrew was a big help, BTW. Send him an email.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-13-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,579
Posted By Mike S
Looks to be angle by the photos.

Looks to be angle by the photos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By Mike S
Fixed that for you.

Fixed that for you.
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Richard, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: Autopilots 10-10-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Mike S
Thanks Lenny.

Thanks Lenny.
Forum: Autopilots 10-09-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Mike S
TT A/P screen problem

I just fired up the TruTrack A/P in our new project a couple days ago-----and the readout screen is Kaput. A few pixels are lighting up, but not enough to be able to read.

I seem to recall that...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-09-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,866
Posted By Mike S
At the end of my 25 hours, I felt very confidant...

At the end of my 25 hours, I felt very confidant about the capabilities of the plane.

Now, the pilot's ability to correctly utilize the plane..........
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-09-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By Mike S
Or, a "D" shaped hole so the flat on the shaft is...

Or, a "D" shaped hole so the flat on the shaft is captured in the "D" of the handle.

The unit I have has the "D" hole, flat is toward the pointy end of the handle
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Mike S
Should??? Dont know, but that is how I did it on...

Should??? Dont know, but that is how I did it on the new project.
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

Congrats on the new fledgling:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-07-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Mike S
Do you need a valve, or just the handle? I have...

Do you need a valve, or just the handle?

I have a handle, as I mentioned in your prior thread. https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=187547
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By Mike S
Steve, heat should soften the locktite so you can...

Steve, heat should soften the locktite so you can remove the set screw.

Might be best to heat up a chunk of dense metal, and place it on the handle as a source of heat. Electric heat gun might be...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By Mike S
I have one here, no idea who made it. Might have...

I have one here, no idea who made it. Might have been a BAC product.

Looks like it is for a "D" shaft, uses a screw into the shaft to hold it in place.

Also has a round plate with "Right, Left,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Mike S
Kinda figured that was the issue. You might try...

Kinda figured that was the issue.

You might try Russ, I think he made the mounts for the 6.

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=2228
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Mike S
Why conical, and not dynafocal?? Methinks the...

Why conical, and not dynafocal??

Methinks the dynafocal would be a lot easier to find.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By Mike S
Just a thought here....

Drains are in the oil tank, correct?

Did you remove the cap to vent the tank?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Elliott, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

One more thing, when you re-squeeze a rivet, it will not move as much due to work hardening.

It is best to recheck your squeezer adjustments with a fresh...
Forum: Northeast 10-03-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,439
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

David, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Tom, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Thanks for the A/C info.
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Mike S
Congratulations!!!

David, big congrats on the pink:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-30-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Scott, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-30-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By Mike S
Machined flex tube mounts for the elevator trim....

Machined flex tube mounts for the elevator trim. Install them with screws not rivets, nutplate riveted to the mount. Dimple cover and C/S the mount and use flat head screws.

Plane Around center door...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mike S
Glad to help. Good luck in this endeavor.

Glad to help.

Good luck in this endeavor.
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Mike S
Most likely not. The pneumatic squeezer yoke is...

Most likely not.

The pneumatic squeezer yoke is the issue-----max depth is not enough to reach many of the rivets beyond the edges of the panels.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mike S
What were the conditions when the prop strike...

What were the conditions when the prop strike happened----engine RPM, one blade or both? etc.

What documentation do you have for the tear down and parts replacement-----do they conform with the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Mike S
Pretty sure Bill has it...

Pretty sure Bill has it correct.

https://makezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/m50_SS_ZipTiesNew-Weave.jpg

You can also use a short piece of hose as a standoff, snake the tie wrap through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Mike S
You might give the time frame you need the...

You might give the time frame you need the hangar, next week, next month, next year etc.
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-26-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Carlos, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Jason, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

Congrats on the new bird:D:D:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

George, welcome to VAF:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By Mike S
If you do change to lock nuts, I strongly suggest...

If you do change to lock nuts, I strongly suggest you use all metal ones.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-24-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 113,757
Posted By Mike S
Very wise of you. Good luck when you take your...

Very wise of you.

Good luck when you take your own bird up----hope all is superb:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Leslee---welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,494
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Sean, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,495
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Mike, welcome to VAF:D

Dont let the current issue suck too much of your will----------remember;

http://www.icantrust.co.uk/uploads/news-pictures/183-blackpool-blog-post-image-20200422152141.jpg
Forum: Tools 09-22-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,918
Posted By Mike S
Yes, lube them

I use a toilet sealing wax ring, get a small blob of wan on a toothpick and insert it into the nutplate before putting in the screw the first time.

Lifetime supply for a couple...
Forum: Tools 09-21-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,918
Posted By Mike S
Great screwdrivers , Stein sells them.

Great screwdrivers , Stein sells them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Steven, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

The fuse is virtually identical for the 7 and 9. big differences are the wing, and the 9 is not aerobatic.

The Vans factory folks seem to like the 9 for...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-17-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 22,800
Posted By Mike S
Just how much separation is needed?? Crossing...

Just how much separation is needed??

Crossing wires at 90* vs. paralleling them make any difference in the level of interference?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,899
Posted By Mike S
It refers to the alignment of all the parts...

It refers to the alignment of all the parts ------wing incidence from side to side, tail incidence vs wing.

All the control surfaces also need to be properly aligned with respect to the rest of the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mike S
Relative is -------relative. They were almost...

Relative is -------relative.



They were almost certainly jig welded-----but the heat from welding causes slight movement as the metal expands from heat. That is why you typically need to do a bit...
Forum: Propellers 09-13-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mike S
Welcome to VAF

Ted, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D
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