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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By gasman
Wrong..... it will still produce enough power to...

Wrong..... it will still produce enough power to keep the aircraft in the air. BUT the aircraft will shake violently enough that you will want to get on the ground ASAP. You will need to reduce power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By gasman
Dipstick is a taper press fit to the cap........

Dipstick is a taper press fit to the cap.....

Tap back into place, drill and pin it to the cap.

A new unmarked dipstick rod can be purchased at any ACE hardware store.
Forum: RV-3 09-15-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,172
Posted By gasman
Mitchell, Van had the staff build an RV3 several...

Mitchell, Van had the staff build an RV3 several years ago. It had no charging system, but did have an electric start only.....

What has happened to this RV3?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By gasman
If they are both the same size, you can just...

If they are both the same size, you can just flair the poly just like the aluminum and use the same union you would use to connect two aluminum flairs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By gasman
Go ahead and build it. You will actually learn...

Go ahead and build it. You will actually learn how to build an aircraft part and be proud of yourself for doing it. The next sub kit will come pre punched.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By gasman
Your left pedals still work because the lines...

Your left pedals still work because the lines from the left pedals to the brakes are100% full of fluid. You have air in your lines between your right pedals and your left pedals. When the air reaches...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,359
Posted By gasman
130-AA.... This grease will wash off with...

130-AA.... This grease will wash off with gasoline. It will work with propane or natural gas.

Your best bet would be to replace the valve for $55....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,359
Posted By gasman
It was called Lubirplate......comes in a small...

It was called Lubirplate......comes in a small toothpaste type tube.

But, your valve does not need any lube. The spring is too strong. Cut one loop off of it. You can do this without removing the...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,682
Posted By gasman
Air horn not needed...... A small 12 volt...

Air horn not needed...... A small 12 volt motorcycle horn (2.5" X 1.5") weighs only ounces and can fit on lower motor mount frame with one wire to a push button on the panel. Plenty loud enough for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-14-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By gasman
Test your photo tach by pointing it at an...

Test your photo tach by pointing it at an incandescent household light..... it should read 3600.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,170
Posted By gasman
Also, water injection will remove carbon from the...

Also, water injection will remove carbon from the combustion chamber.
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-09-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,191
Posted By gasman
Not Bluetooth....... but...

Not Bluetooth....... but close.

http://www.mglavionics.com/html/xtreme_efis.html
Forum: California 08-08-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,374
Posted By gasman
Personal property tax is one...

Personal property tax is one thing........:mad:

But the sales tax will cause some pain.........:eek:

Don't ignore it, it grows over time with interest......:(
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By gasman
Use a proper size socket to hold the brushes...

Use a proper size socket to hold the brushes apart as you slide them in place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By gasman
You can make your own with an old spark plug or...

You can make your own with an old spark plug or purchase just the plug, and then use your smart phone clinometer.... and rubber band it to the prop.

Timing instructions for this indicator are on...
Forum: California 07-28-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By gasman
The fire passed around Benton field (it was a...

The fire passed around Benton field (it was a staging area) and the airport has survived the CARR fire.

We are south of the fire at 68CA...... It is heading our way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By gasman
The best you can do with 120 volt is about 5 cfm...

The best you can do with 120 volt is about 5 cfm with a two stage compressor. Buy one to start with. If later you need more cfm, purchase another one and add it to the system. When you are done, take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,521
Posted By gasman
If that is a date code in the second picture,...

If that is a date code in the second picture, then they are 16 years old.
Forum: RV-3 06-29-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,194
Posted By gasman
I have never weighed anything in knots....:eek:...

I have never weighed anything in knots....:eek: but, maybe you are onto something.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,569
Posted By gasman
If you have protected your paint with a good...

If you have protected your paint with a good product, all you need to remove dirt and bugs is water and a terry cloth.........
Forum: RV-3 06-29-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,194
Posted By gasman
LSA rules are with no flaps...... Van's spec...

LSA rules are with no flaps......

Van's spec sheet shows stall speed using flaps.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By gasman
My fault....... I should have said....... ...

My fault....... I should have said.......

recess in the firewall is where you would mount the tach signal driver that hangs off of the end of the 12 inch extension.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-28-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By gasman
Mount it down in the lower left side of the...

Mount it down in the lower left side of the recess using a standoff for perfect fit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By gasman
Tape over your fuel cap and vent and you will...

Tape over your fuel cap and vent and you will lose even less........;)
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-29-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,677
Posted By gasman
Very sad situation..... The Petaluma airport was...

Very sad situation.....

The Petaluma airport was designed with golf courses and open space at each end to allow for emergency's like this.

A local pilot witnessed the motor fail at about 200' agl...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,887
Posted By gasman
Make sure your wheel bearing is properly...

Make sure your wheel bearing is properly adjusted. And also no air is in the line
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,792
Posted By gasman
Unfortunately airplanes don't have the capability...

Unfortunately airplanes don't have the capability of absorbing extra unnecessary weight for something that is not needed for safe flight. The air rams in this case weigh twice as much as the struts...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,508
Posted By gasman
Maintain it IAW Hartzell, and it will be the most...

Maintain it IAW Hartzell, and it will be the most expensive single item on the aircraft to maintain.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,616
Posted By gasman
Run your battery ground cable to this...

Run your battery ground cable to this bolt.

Energy actually runs from the ground (-) of the battery, to the + terminal of the battery. So the ground is VERY important....

BTW.... the firewall is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,050
Posted By gasman
Free towing?? Bring you gas if you run...

Free towing?? Bring you gas if you run out??...... :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,390
Posted By gasman
The seven has a longer wingspan than the six........

The seven has a longer wingspan than the six..... The vertical stab is taller.
So, not the same configuration.
Forum: Safety 04-21-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,799
Posted By gasman
I am with Scott on this one. "It sat in the shop...

I am with Scott on this one. "It sat in the shop for a month before starting". Someone started to remove the control surfaces and was called away to another job. They pushed the bolts back in to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,639
Posted By gasman
That last photo looks like bone............:eek:

That last photo looks like bone............:eek:
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,799
Posted By gasman
Why is there such a color contrast between the...

Why is there such a color contrast between the pictures?
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,983
Posted By gasman
This.......

This.... https://www.amazon.com/Safety-iQ-Emergency-Breathing-One-Person/dp/B0168Q7EC6/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524154984&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Safe+Escape+ASE30+Smoke+Hood
may work long enough...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,983
Posted By gasman
Just looking at your switch and the key it uses,...

Just looking at your switch and the key it uses, it looks like a press contact switch. As the key is turned, a tab on the key rides on a cam that forces the contacts closed. A spring is expected to...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,443
Posted By gasman
Good question..... Pressure is pressure.. It...

Good question..... Pressure is pressure.. It doesn't matter if it's water, gas, oil or air. They do make the transducers compatible with the product being measured. But an oil pressure transducer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By gasman
When plumbing for air, consider each 90 degree...

When plumbing for air, consider each 90 degree elbow to have the same loss as 20 feet of same size pipe...... you can't overbuild.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By gasman
Yes, this will get you the best and quickest...

Yes, this will get you the best and quickest results at the least cost.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,376
Posted By gasman
Look at ........

Look at ..... https://www.iflygps.com/Store/subscriptions .... along with a ..... Samsung TAB A7 for under $100.... https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Tablet-White-SM-T280NZWAXAR/dp/B01N13866H ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,332
Posted By gasman
Bob, could you explain how you dealt with the...

Bob, could you explain how you dealt with the nipple on the Champ filter and no nipple on the 1515 filter. Did you install the nipple in the filter adapter and just spin the 1515 filter on and off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,390
Posted By gasman
Many certified aircraft came from the factory...

Many certified aircraft came from the factory with 2" numbers till Jan. 1983, and could keep them on till the A/C was painted or the number changed. They also fall under the same 30 year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,040
Posted By gasman
This can be resolved by installing a cross brace...

This can be resolved by installing a cross brace at the seat belt cable fuselage attach point.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By gasman
The most likely is is a pressure transducer or...

The most likely is is a pressure transducer or wiring problem. Test it based on Grand Rapids troubleshooting chart.

I run two oil pressure sources for this very reason......
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-19-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 35,770
Posted By gasman
Use an approved...

Use an approved (http://www.odysseybattery.com/documents/ODYSSEY_approved_12V_chargers.pdf) charger and charge based on the parameters set by odyssey.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,236
Posted By gasman
All very good information..... I did exactly this...

All very good information..... I did exactly this process when I needed to cut a 1.5 inch hole in my rear baffle for heat muff air. Used a battery drill motor and a 90 deg. adapter. Place the cutting...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,349
Posted By gasman
The pins do slide....... the pins will slide in...

The pins do slide....... the pins will slide in less than .10 thou. over the life of the pad. Under normal use, the pins will move or slide in and out only about .01 thou.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By gasman
Here you go........

Here you go..... https://www.ebay.com/itm/PORSCHE-911-924-944-S2-951-Turbo-Aluminum-Scissor-Jack-And-Handle-2-/262958358777
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,349
Posted By gasman
That's the part that only moves less than .10"...

That's the part that only moves less than .10" during the life of the pad....

Sorry I wasn't clear on this.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,349
Posted By gasman
The pins don't slide in and out... The first time...

The pins don't slide in and out... The first time you set the brakes after replacing the pads, the pins move in so the pads contact the disc. After that first set, the pins only move a few thousands...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,706
Posted By gasman
I had an ICOM handheld...... what a PITA. Having...

I had an ICOM handheld...... what a PITA. Having to hold down a button to turn it on and off.

If nothing else, get a unit with an on off switch so you can control it with your master if you have it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,770
Posted By gasman
I sat in mine with the bolts snug and string tied...

I sat in mine with the bolts snug and string tied to each pedal, pushed on them and pulled the string till I found the perfect fit..... then I drilled for the master.

As far as bolts, look at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,770
Posted By gasman
Just make sure you have the proper tilt to the...

Just make sure you have the proper tilt to the pedals and you won't have the dragging brake problem. Do not set up the pedals to match the vertical weldment. They must tilt toward the firewall. Your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By gasman
Exactly....... Nothing more boring than walking...

Exactly....... Nothing more boring than walking up to a nice RV at Oshkosh and looking at the panel to see nothing.... nothing but black shut off screens and a few switches..............:(
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By gasman
Already had Van's OP gauge and sender mounted on...

Already had Van's OP gauge and sender mounted on top brace. Just installed a "T" and added VDO sender for MGL Xtreme.

The only sender that worked double was Van's tach sending unit works his tach...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By gasman
I left the oil pressure gauge and sender as a...

I left the oil pressure gauge and sender as a back-up...... That's the one gauge that would make me get on the ground asap. The senders do have a high failure rate.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By gasman
The EI power IS the ignition switch. The power...

The EI power IS the ignition switch. The power should go directly from the battery to the switch (key or toggle).

Rotate CCW from the rear.

First, test the light. All plug wires removed and a plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By gasman
Go to the FAA website and check your A/C records.

Go to the FAA website and check your A/C records.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,902
Posted By gasman
Aero Electric Connection has this about checking...

Aero Electric Connection has this about checking battery condition....... http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/battest.pdf
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,835
Posted By gasman
You might find something under 3ooo hours if so,...

You might find something under 3ooo hours if so, with good records, I would change rod bearings and install a new top end. This would be a motor with no leaks and the 3000 hours used up in less than...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,459
Posted By gasman
Gil, You missed my point.

Gil, You missed my point.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,459
Posted By gasman
Give more consideration to that index card. You...

Give more consideration to that index card. You will continue to use it way after you stop using your drill bits.
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