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Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By Michael Seager
I think it was the other way around the factory...

I think it was the other way around the factory converted an RV-7 to a RV-7A!!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By Michael Seager
These airplanes operate great off of rough...

These airplanes operate great off of rough surface runway!!!!!! Many hours flown in the RV-12 off my home grass runway.
Forum: RV-4 02-07-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,420
Posted By Michael Seager
RV-4

Base leg has a nice RV-4 for 59000
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By Michael Seager
You can fly time off any plane your qualified in....

You can fly time off any plane your qualified in. Someone is giving you bad info. Builder owner has nothing to do with the pilot. Mike
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,745
Posted By Michael Seager
How to make an RV fly really bad!!!!

I took my first RV flight in 1983 so I guess that means I have been flying RVs of all models for at least 38 years. I have helped a lot of people over the years either inspect and test fly or deliver...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,583
Posted By Michael Seager
Easily fixed by having the owner add you to the...

Easily fixed by having the owner add you to the policy as an additional insured!!
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,819
Posted By Michael Seager
How much does this system weight in an RV-10?

How much does this system weight in an RV-10?
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,733
Posted By Michael Seager
Transition training

I have all the planes available. RV-14 RV-14A RV10 RV12 RV7 and RV9A. Mike
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 78,682
Posted By Michael Seager
alternator failure

I went though probably two dozen of the first generation alternators from Vans. Used to carry one in the plane with me cause I couldn't get through three weeks of flying on the road without losing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-05-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,073
Posted By Michael Seager
Oldest RV6

The first RV-6 is still in flying condition but has not flown for a while. It belongs to Peter Thomson and is hangered at Placerville. 999RV if you want to look it up. Registration has expired but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,131
Posted By Michael Seager
They are standard equipment on the RV-12 now and...

They are standard equipment on the RV-12 now and they work great. Mike
Forum: Safety 11-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 19,688
Posted By Michael Seager
The impossible turn

I agree 100% with Paul unless you have pattern altitude don't try it!!!!!! Too many hours in the right seat. Mike
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,122
Posted By Michael Seager
three point landing

Everyone that comes to Vernonia and takes flight training from me does a three point power off landing from 3000 ft. Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,188
Posted By Michael Seager
landing light in mikey

Duckworks mounts on the leading edge of the wing. Unfortunately, N164MS (kit #4) was built before the Duckworks light kits existed, so the leading edge lights are of unknown origin. Fortunately,...
Forum: Safety 02-14-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 102,007
Posted By Michael Seager
Engine shut down pro

Instead, take a look over your shoulder the next time you light off the engine, and later when you pull the mixture for shutdown. You'll see the tip of the elevator containing the heavy lead mass do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,145
Posted By Michael Seager
F Instruction

The fight instructor cannot provide the plane for the training unless it has a LODA Mike
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,727
Posted By Michael Seager
good numbers??

[QUOTE=Jzimmerman;789750]Been flying one of the first 12 factory RV-12s and am in love with it. Great handling (what else would you expect?), excellent performance, good load-carrying capacity. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,130
Posted By Michael Seager
I have known many to put it in board including...

I have known many to put it in board including the original owner of duckworks. He later moved it outboard. I dont know anyone that had a wing fail with such a small hole in the leading edge. I was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,130
Posted By Michael Seager
The most important reason for keeping it outboard...

The most important reason for keeping it outboard as far as possible is that it blinds you when it is in close. Mike
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,033
Posted By Michael Seager
I second the Vetterman muffler system you will...

I second the Vetterman muffler system you will have heat like a C172 and a quieter plane to boot. I generally have to turn my heat down as it is too much.Mike
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-24-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,326
Posted By Michael Seager
Light is always better. I flew 66RV for several...

Light is always better. I flew 66RV for several years giving transition training it was very light at 965 lbs 0320 Sensenich prop.It was a very nice flying, light on the controls and fast airplane. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,702
Posted By Michael Seager
Well for what it is worth. My 2 cents worth is...

Well for what it is worth. My 2 cents worth is you should be able to do all the landings very proficiently that the airplane is capable of. I like to do three point full stall landings and wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,032
Posted By Michael Seager
Unfortunately this is not possible. If the...

Unfortunately this is not possible. If the instructor provides the plane it is being used for hire, even if the instructor does it for free it is in violation of the FARS. If this was so it would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,411
Posted By Michael Seager
I second that thought i wouldnt get in the back...

I second that thought i wouldnt get in the back seat with anyone!!!!!! You get better training in a side by side seating anyway. Another thought is you need full dual controls to really take or give...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,908
Posted By Michael Seager
40 year patch

Here is a picture of the patch. Mike

http://i45.tinypic.com/2jd5rx3.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,908
Posted By Michael Seager
40th annniversary patch

HI Steve, Give my wife Georgeanna an email and she can make you a 40th anniversary patch. Mike

sunneedze@hotmail.com
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 67,819
Posted By Michael Seager
It also seems too that not many have reported...

It also seems too that not many have reported their damage through the proper channels to Vans. Which leads me to believe that pilot error may have been to some extent a lot of the problem.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 67,819
Posted By Michael Seager
Don It might be interesting to know more about...

Don It might be interesting to know more about the events that took place to create this damage. From my experience these planes are not too fragile. Lots of conclusion anbd speculation. One would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 67,819
Posted By Michael Seager
Bob, You would need to land it a lot harder than...

Bob, You would need to land it a lot harder than what you did before you would see any damage. I can asuure you that 412RV has had lots of workout and experienced no damage. Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,944
Posted By Michael Seager
Move to the NW part of the Country. Oregon is...

Move to the NW part of the Country. Oregon is great right now it will be up to 80 today. Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,607
Posted By Michael Seager
plane flown

More than 140 new planes test flown. Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,667
Posted By Michael Seager
Mystery plane trivia

The red plane in the museum is actully kit number 1 of the RV-6T which was originally a mock up for the the nigerian airforce trainer. It later went on to be Vans transition trainer. I have over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,299
Posted By Michael Seager
Rv-Training

John, You might consider a check out from a good quailfied RV Instructor many of your questions would be answered. I find the RV tri gear airplanes to be easy to take off smoothly.

Michael...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-25-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,062
Posted By Michael Seager
Transition t in Vernonia

I do my training in Vernonia now days so you will need to come here. I visited the Old Mill house Inn this morning and I highly recommed it. It has a locked private entrance and each room has its own...
Forum: RV-3 11-08-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,213
Posted By Michael Seager
aileron trim

HI Paul, I did indeed use a mooney trim system on the RV-6 aileron.I made my own rudder trim and Vans finally came out with the elevator trim. I put three axis eletric trim on the RV-6 as I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,470
Posted By Michael Seager
training in the rv

Crossbow,
You post is not quite right. I have been engaged in the transistion training for over 20 years. You may use an RV for training if you dont provide the airplane. I see many on here that...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,760
Posted By Michael Seager
RV-8

This did indeed happen. It was an RV-8 and flew right over the top of me at low altitude. Was from the 18 taxiway when runway 36 was in use. This guy must be a nut case. It appeared to be a polished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,528
Posted By Michael Seager
grass runways

666RV has over 4500 hours on it and it has lived most of it life on a grass strip hauling demo rides and students. It was the proto type tri gear airplane. Mike
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-06-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,724
Posted By Michael Seager
Mikey pictures

Louise, I sent pictures to your email as i couldn't figure out how to post them here. Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,277
Posted By Michael Seager
rv-8 crash

Here is a link to some pictures. http://www.kptv.com/news/21208952/detail.html#
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-05-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,724
Posted By Michael Seager
164MS back in Vernonia (they call it mikey)

Louise and Paul, We really enjoyed the visit today. It was a fun afternoon and I did enjoy seeing and flying the plane again. Georgeanna and I got some really good pictures that i am sure will make...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-05-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,724
Posted By Michael Seager
Smile weather in Oregon

Paul and Louise, The weather is good here in Oregon so hopefully youll get in today. It is sunny and clear here in Vernonia. Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,724
Posted By Michael Seager
Smile flight training

Michael, Save yourself some grief and expense and get your license in a cessna and then transition to the RV. It will be about 100 hours less flying time. Mike
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,048
Posted By Michael Seager
7 vs 7a

Well and the fact is most (probably at least 60 to 70 percent) of the RV sales over the years have been A models. Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,147
Posted By Michael Seager
dar inspections

Over the years i have test flown many new RVs over 100. And even after all the Tech Counselors, Dars ,Faa inspectors, and everybody else get done doing there inspections i always get my own chance at...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-18-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,039
Posted By Michael Seager
lightest RV-6

Vans aircraft 66RV was weighed in at 965 lbs. Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,408
Posted By Michael Seager
6a vs 7a Insurance

If you could have your insurance agent call me I will try to straighten them out on this. I have been doing this for 17 years and all insurance companies that i know of have always accepted the 6A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By Michael Seager
Flight Training in factory RV-7

I will be stopping in Lawrenceburg Tennessee on April 16 and 17th to give Flight Training in the factory RV-7 if you would like to fly with me give me a call at 503 709 5975 or email me at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,126
Posted By Michael Seager
touchy ailerons

You need to sqeeze the trailing edge a little more that is usually what makes them so touchy. Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,272
Posted By Michael Seager
not too many high time RVs

Paul, There haven't been a lot of posts, which would lead me to believe that that there are not a lot of real high time RVs, Yours may be the second highest compared to 666RV. Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,272
Posted By Michael Seager
Mikey response

Louise, I figured i could get a rise out of you. From the posts you make sounds like you are having fun with it. Best of Luck Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,272
Posted By Michael Seager
high time airframes

I would think that RV-6 164MS must have close to 3000 hours by now i put the first 780 hours on it in less than 2 years. Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,272
Posted By Michael Seager
high time RVs

Scott, You stole my thunder. 666RV does indeed have over 4500 hours on it. 477RV has been in service for just 4 years and has over 1800 hours on it. Mike
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,357
Posted By Michael Seager
transition training

CJ, I would be more than happy to fly with you any time. Give me a call at 503 429 5103 when you are ready. Mike
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,357
Posted By Michael Seager
tailwheel springs

I am with the group the dont like the rocket steering link, it is far too sensitive and in my opinion has caused many ground loops. One thing that has not been mentioned here is when you land in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 999
Posted By Michael Seager
RV flight training in Michigan

I will be bringing the RV-7 to Three Rivers Michigan for transition training before Osh this year. Contact Bob Gearhart at 269 816 0163 Cell or 269 244 5102 if you are interested in flying the...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 65,280
Posted By Michael Seager
forget turning back

I agree with Doug on this one. I have given 10000 hours of dual in the RVs and would never consider trying to turn back. Id rather live than try to save an airplane. Enough said!!!!! Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,343
Posted By Michael Seager
Flight training in Michigan

I will be in Three Rivers Michigan with the factory RV7 on July 20 21 22. If you would like to schedule transition training call Bob Gearhart at 269 244 5102 hm or 269 816 0163.

Michael Seager
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