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Forum: Primers 08-16-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By MJarreau
Vans' Told Me....

Asked this very question (along with several others).

They said there is a mostly theoretical difference, that dimpling can be done after priming with no ill effect.

Cheers!
Mike
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-01-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By MJarreau
While not my request

Ed and Scott,

I am grateful for your consideration. My dad was on a landing ship at Omaha beach on D-Day. He's long gone, but far from forgotten. These veterans deserve our respect and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-01-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By MJarreau
John, I've not had any such luck, the heads snap...

John,

I've not had any such luck, the heads snap off.... Are you using any particular brand?

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-01-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By MJarreau
Surely someone can help here.... Mike

Surely someone can help here....

Mike
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,277
Posted By MJarreau
Nope

Don't stop living! Build it!

Mike
Forum: Florida (South) 07-29-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By MJarreau
See PM

Lawrence,

PM Sent.

Mike
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-21-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By MJarreau
Phoenix Contact ... but....

You might look at a Phoenix Contact 28914153. I think it's rated for 10...30 VDC and 4 ports. It's from the industrial world. Is this worth the effort?

Best regards,
Mike
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By MJarreau
Ordered February 27ish

I've updated the orignal post with this info.

Cheers!
Mike
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By MJarreau
Ok

Sent a PM.
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By MJarreau
Lycoming IO-540 Lead Times

I spoke with Chris at Lycoming today regarding our Thunderbolt order. He told me they will not deliver before March of 2023.

We ordered at the end of February 2022.

FYI,
Mike
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By MJarreau
IO-540 and Dual Emags

I spoke with Chris at Lycoming today about our order. He told me they will now install dual P-Mags on their experimental engines.

FYI

Mike
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-08-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By MJarreau
Find a Friend

Seth,

Let me encourage you to find someone local to your area to be a mentor. I don't know where you are in California, but there is high likelihood you will find an EAA chapter nearby. There were...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By MJarreau
Here....

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=184821

Good luck!
Mike
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By MJarreau
Nice

Jereme,

We've been looking for good pics of this concept. We're TRYING to build for long-term maintenance and like the approach.

Nice.

Mike
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,060
Posted By MJarreau
A matter of perspective, I would say.... How...

A matter of perspective, I would say....



How would one go about doing such a thing? (Please keep in mind we have close to NO mechanical skills.)



HA! Seems to me the lines are too close to...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By MJarreau
Luck. Interesting word. Is it the confluence of...

Luck. Interesting word. Is it the confluence of education, experience, preparation, and opportunity?

I suspect you'll be just fine.

Please update this post when you have made progress!

Mike
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,791
Posted By MJarreau
Wow!

Way to go! Beautiful!

Mike
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By MJarreau
Yes, that's my thinking anyway. Thanks for...

Yes, that's my thinking anyway.

Thanks for entertaining my question!

Mike
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By MJarreau
Mark, Your explanation is really well done. I...

Mark,

Your explanation is really well done. I don't have GRT equipment, but am leaning in that direction (~12 months from decision time).

For the sake of my education: would appropriate diodes and...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By MJarreau
See this thread.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=206442

Good product, planed to go this route until the change.

Pat's is extraordinary.

Mike
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,620
Posted By MJarreau
That's funny!

It's 6 am here. The temperature is 73F already!

Thanks, I needed that!

Mike
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By MJarreau
Thanks for the link, Scott. Was the whole point...

Thanks for the link, Scott.

Was the whole point of the OP to say the gap between the skins and the countersink was too large? That's what I thought. If not, please explain for my...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By MJarreau
Should this Dimpling be any Different?

Scott McDaniels has repeatedly stated and shown with some awesome pictures why countersinks at flush plus 0.007" are preferred. (I thought I had a link to the first time posted them, but can't find...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 252,984
Posted By MJarreau
PM Sent

Let me know.

Mike
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By MJarreau
There's the answer

Pat cleared things up for me.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=206442

I am grateful for his candor. I am impressed with his response.

Mike
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By MJarreau
New Flap Motor... ..Details?

Didn't want to drift too far from another recent post.

In the post https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=206354, Henry said,

The "new" flap motor is made by Progressive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,581
Posted By MJarreau
Paint Booth

Dan Horton has an amazing shop (any surprise there?). If I recall correctly, there are pictures somewhere on this site which show a wall of filters floor-to-ceiling that he could install, or remove...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By MJarreau
Slight Thread Drift...?

Is there a way to determine if this is the case? I deleted the stock actuator because I wanted to go with 3rd party, perhaps PH....

Thanks
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2022, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,989
Posted By MJarreau
Nice! Still, no idea about the part.... Mike

Nice! Still, no idea about the part....

Mike
Forum: Job Board 05-02-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By MJarreau
Sent PM

Dan,

I've sent contact info for a friend there.

Best of luck!

I look forward to purchasing a FW package from you when I'm ready.

Cheers!
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2022, 04:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,989
Posted By MJarreau
Welcome Back, Webb

It's been a while!

My reply from the sarcastic section of the site:

I thought it was a left handed smoke pusher. Looking at
the flanges makes me think it's actually right handed.

I look forward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By MJarreau
Agreed

Ed and Paul,

I agree with your concerns. This is a bit of an academic exercise for me.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By MJarreau
Additional Wiring for Current Draw

Charlie,

A simple CT for each device, while they can be relatively heavy, can be co-located with the controller and require almost no additional wire. You can mount them at any location where the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By MJarreau
We are working on the wings at this point, so the...

We are working on the wings at this point, so the following is based on observations here on VAF by others, not actual experience.

Yes, but why locate the nodes at extremities?

One motivation for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By MJarreau
Is Additional Circuitry Really Cumbersome?

Charlie,

A few of random thoughts.

What about venting air from the cabin to each remote CAN node?

Why not leave the CAN nodes strategically inside the cabin such that only the bus and power get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,893
Posted By MJarreau
Data Point

We ordered a Thunderbolt 540 late in February. Got the form letter from Chris. No other comms from Vans, or Lyc. Talked to Jeff from Lyc at SnF. He told me 24 months for that order, but was...
Forum: The RV Grin 04-03-2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,512
Posted By MJarreau
Uh Oh....

That's going to be an EXPEN$IVE free flight!

My adivce: Tread Lightly and JUMP IN!

Cheers!
Mike
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,059
Posted By MJarreau
Congratulations!

Greg,

I had no mechanical skills when I started. I now have a VERY LIMITED few. I have picked up a few hints along the way. EAA.org has many (typically short) videos called Hints for Homebuilders...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By MJarreau
Your Design?

Edmond,

I'm not familiar with -12 kit. Is this component your own design? Looks nice!

Mike
Forum: Propellers 03-08-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By MJarreau
Why?

Education going on here....


Is the recommendation due to mechanical reasons, simple mess all over the plane, etc?

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By MJarreau
AeroElectric Files

John,

This link is awesome. THANK YOU!

Mike
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-07-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,874
Posted By MJarreau
Please excuse

my grasp of the obvious.....

Thanks, gmcjetpilot!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-07-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,874
Posted By MJarreau
Maps

Will someone send a link to layout of the venue, please? I looked on the website but cannot find something (does not mean it's not there). I'd like to know where various venders are located and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-06-2022, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By MJarreau
Missed That One

Ken,

I've done most of what you said but just learned a big one: Read ahead to figure out what might be hard later but easy now.

It seems so simple, but my grasp of the obvious ....

Thank you for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By MJarreau
Weight?

Does anyone have an idea of how much weight these coatings have?

TIA,
Mike
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-05-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By MJarreau
Plans: How Far Ahead do You Read

How far ahead do you read in the plans? For example, our EMP kit is somewhat complete. The top skins are not riveted. Should we look far ahead to start doing things like installing push rods,...
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,443
Posted By MJarreau
Wing Order: July 27, 2021

Shipped today. ETA 3-9-2022.

FYI,
Mike
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By MJarreau
These Ate Our Lunch

David,

These rivets were very difficult for us. We enlisted some help and learned there is an inexpensive long cupped rivet set which makes all the difference in the world. I bought one like the...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,443
Posted By MJarreau
Just Paid Shipping

Repeating earlier info for SB Wings (-10)...

Ordered late July 2021.

Paid for shipping today, March 1, 2022.

FYI,
Mike
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By MJarreau
Random Thought

Andrew,

I've looked once, maybe twice at the 14 wiki. I'm not exactly sure how to use it. BUT, I think it would be interesting to have the following.


A cross reference developed over time to...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By MJarreau
Thanks!

Thank you, Carl!

Mike
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By MJarreau
Walt's Checklist

Tom,

I've looked through Walt's website but didn't find the checklist. Do you happen to know where it is on the site?

Best regards,
Mike
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,443
Posted By MJarreau
Kit Portal Usage

I read somewhere -perhaps here - that the kit number and email work for the kit portal. I think it depends upon how the kits were entered into VANS system. The email does not work for me, the zip...
Forum: Reviews 02-16-2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 646
Posted By MJarreau
It's the Small Things

Recently I sent a query to Cleaveland about a source for consumables for tools we've purchased from them (now years ago). Ms. Annette offered to send some without hesitation. I had not had time to...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,443
Posted By MJarreau
Assigned to Crating

All:

Just checked and found our SB wings are assigned to crating. Ordered July 27, 2021.

Somehow, we thought we'd be waiting through the summer. YIPPIE!

FYI,
Mike
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,443
Posted By MJarreau
Wing Order: July 27, 2021

Still in production.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-31-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By MJarreau
Roy E Ray Airport, Mobile, AL

Not sure what your thinking is, but Roy Ray is a private airpark near Mobile, AL. They have a grass strip and showers/bathrooms. I've only been there for a fly-in (via car).

If you stop there,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-28-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By MJarreau
Entertainment and Education Continues

Bill,

The pic you posed is very helpful to us (not there, yet, but learning).

Michael,

The explanation is awesome.

Thank you both for your contribution to this discussion!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-28-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,231
Posted By MJarreau
Wonderful Leading Edge Bending Demonstration

Ralph,

This is a wonderful example, I've shamelessly copied it to my notes!

Thanks!
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,992
Posted By MJarreau
Tough? Hmmm

We are waiting on our wing kit. We have not planned much on our build, so we're researching like crazy about a bizillion options we don't even fully understand yet... ..there's that education and...
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,868
Posted By MJarreau
Bob, Please Check

Bob,

If you get a chance, please note the struts here.

Merry Christmas!
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,000
Posted By MJarreau
One Man's Opinion

And it's worth what you expect.

Looking out the window of my office I see cars lined up for a church run food bank. I am grateful I am not in it.

Several years ago a bank loaned me more money than...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-13-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,510
Posted By MJarreau
Exciting can be Expensive

I still fall prey to this issue. Learn from me: stop working earlier than you think you need until you learn your limits. The alternative is known to be expensive. :rolleyes:

Congratulations and...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,512
Posted By MJarreau
Great Thread

We've been looking for this information, albeit for a -10. Thanks for the thread, Bruce!

Mike
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