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Forum: GPS 05-30-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Posted By gasman
I purchased some anti-glare film off of Amazon...

I purchased some anti-glare film off of Amazon and installed it on my iFLY. It works great. The 740 is bright enough to work well through the anti-glare film.
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,850
Posted By gasman
In the past, Van's required you to buy the Pre...

In the past, Van's required you to buy the Pre purchase plans and read the entire procedure before you start. The instructions also said to read ahead of every section.

Is this not true to building...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,847
Posted By gasman
An order for an RV14 kit would be easy to...

An order for an RV14 kit would be easy to confirm.....;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,847
Posted By gasman
For others that purchase a used experimental...

For others that purchase a used experimental aircraft...............

Phase 1 can only be flown within the limits of the map in the "OPS limitations" for that aircraft.

So, if you change the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,354
Posted By gasman
That tab is there to safety the temp sensor. The...

That tab is there to safety the temp sensor. The filter gets safety wired to the base of the temp sensor.

The temp sensor has a crush washer, it MUST be safetied.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,649
Posted By gasman
Here is the iFLY manual.......

Here is the iFLY manual.... https://www.iflygps.com/Portals/0/Documentation/iFlyGPS%20Pilots%20Guide%2011.0.pdf

Take a look at the features and the way you can set it up. They offer a 30 day free...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-24-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,632
Posted By gasman
Here you go.........

Here you go...... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1432987&postcount=4

Center of post.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-22-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,384
Posted By gasman
Actually, the current flows out of the negative...

Actually, the current flows out of the negative (grounded) terminal of the battery and return to the +side..... So, your grounds are very important.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,187
Posted By gasman
Maybe try the ASV2...

Maybe try the ASV2 http://mglavionics.com/html/blaze_color_singles.html in the left corner of the panel.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-20-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By gasman
Well then..... use what you can get your hands...

Well then..... use what you can get your hands on.

Remember, the .063 was originally used to hold many very heavy gauges in position. It may now be overkill and unneeded weight........
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-20-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By gasman
If you are going to replace the entire panel,...

If you are going to replace the entire panel, then just order a new blank with bent flange from Van's.

If you are just patching unneeded areas of the panel, then use anything you want.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By gasman
This is so true with any RV. Many people that...

This is so true with any RV. Many people that have an O360 and Metal constant speed prop, know what it is like to go fast from point A to point B. But will never know how amazing an RV will...
Forum: Tools 05-17-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By gasman
Most all of the noise from an electric compressor...

Most all of the noise from an electric compressor is from the intake. Granger sells an intake muffler .... https://www.grainger.com/search?searchBar=true&searchQuery=air+compressor+muffler ...

I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-14-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By gasman
Does Pelosi know this??

Does Pelosi know this??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,212
Posted By gasman
Is that rust on the three bearing...

Is that rust on the three bearing surfaces??....:eek:

Watching the video frame by frame,it looks like the wheel bearings were bound during the first hit (look for a two part mushroom type axle)
and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,742
Posted By gasman
If you end up with an RV6A and do the insurance...

If you end up with an RV6A and do the insurance required time, your insurance should be about the same as your Piper...... mine was.

Check with Gallagher Insurance.... they advertise here on VAF
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,742
Posted By gasman
Consider the FUN FACTOR ..... I have over 1000...

Consider the FUN FACTOR ..... I have over 1000 hours in a PA28. They are comfortable, but after about 15 minutes they are boring.

Any 2 seat RV is a thrill to fly every time you fly them. You will...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,346
Posted By gasman
This is exactly where you should be looking for...

This is exactly where you should be looking for depth perception if you ever want to have full control over your mains touchdown spot. Try looking straight down a 10,000 foot runway at night that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,706
Posted By gasman
After blocks are cut in two pieces, bolt them...

After blocks are cut in two pieces, bolt them together and re drill the hole with a spade bit on slow speed. No need to use spacers.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By gasman
You can safely use automotive vacuum line along...

You can safely use automotive vacuum line along with a brass barb fitting for the head. The amount of vacuum needed for a gauge or timing only needs a 1/8" ID vacuum line and no special...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,212
Posted By gasman
A question that should be answered is ............

A question that should be answered is ......... What are the components of the nose wheel?

This was my take on part of the cause of so many flips.... Let's go back to June 2008...... Pictures are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By gasman
Yes, it has been done by someone here on...

Yes, it has been done by someone here on VAF......I just can't remember who it was.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,243
Posted By gasman
There are 72 bolts holding the main spar.

There are 72 bolts holding the main spar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By gasman
The O ring must have lube applied so it can slide...

The O ring must have lube applied so it can slide and expand as the cap is latched. Without it, the caps will be very hard to close. And will be very hard to remove without pushing down on the stem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,496
Posted By gasman
Metal shipping strap.... fold in half, drill the...

Metal shipping strap.... fold in half, drill the end the size you need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,257
Posted By gasman
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By gasman
And for those on a budget...........

And for those on a budget........ https://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece-technical-measuring-set-94447.html?_br_psugg_q=caliper
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
Posted By gasman
Just a piece of electric tape pinched will work...

Just a piece of electric tape pinched will work fine.... Just don't forget to remove it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By gasman
Mel, way more important here is the fact that...

Mel, way more important here is the fact that your next post will be number..... 10,500 You are entitled to a new keyboard ..... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By gasman
This ........

This ..... https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-drive-digital-torque-adapter-63917.html is very accurate and consistent that I use it to check all of my torque wrenches.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By gasman
They even survive a drop. Just read the scale...

They even survive a drop. Just read the scale before use and make any adjustments needed to "O". The pointer does not move during use. And the main beam can only be changed with a great amount of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-22-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By gasman
PICTURES..... This is the bracket mounted with...

PICTURES.....

This is the bracket mounted with wing nuts... https://i.imgur.com/qtTC2BH.jpg?1
You can see the adjustable pointer with white tape on it. The timing light is secured in place close to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-22-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By gasman
Electronic ignitions for the most part are set to...

Electronic ignitions for the most part are set to TDC and the computer sets the timing. It needs to be confirmed with a timing light and the motor running at about 700 RPM. Usually this will take two...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-21-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By gasman
If you clocked your prop at 10 & 4 then bring #1...

If you clocked your prop at 10 & 4 then bring #1 up to comp. and then set your timing marks as you normally do with the case split and your timing mark as a rough reference ( best to use a piston...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-21-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By gasman
Placed Timing Mark on back of prop.

I wanted to find a safe way to check the timing of my electronic ignition without being so close to the prop, and without the need for another person.

I made a bracket that would mount in the left...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-14-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By gasman
My USATCO 4-17 will cut down to -3 with 1/16"...

My USATCO 4-17 will cut down to -3 with 1/16" steps.... https://www.usatco.com/item/HEAVY%2BDUTY%2BRIVET%2BCUT/Rivet-Cutters/

You can also drill a hole in a scrap the thickness that you want and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By gasman
I just took my 7" Nipex parallel jaw pliers and...

I just took my 7" Nipex parallel jaw pliers and pinched a 1/8" bite on a penny and pinched it from .050 to less than .010...... :)

Try that with your $135.00 rivet squeezer.......:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By gasman
Problem with this item is when you go to remove...

Problem with this item is when you go to remove it the next time......:eek:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By gasman
You can use an A rivet in place of an AD. The A...

You can use an A rivet in place of an AD. The A is softer and easy to set with no effect on the nutplate or it's use. You can set them with with altered ( smooth down the grip teeth or cover with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,867
Posted By gasman
Though you have given 15 years of service to the...

Though you have given 15 years of service to the Van's Aircraft community, Van has you to thank for a potion of their fantastic success.... and to the fact that many builders problems have been...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By gasman
Surface scratches in stainless are not a problem...

Surface scratches in stainless are not a problem as you would find in aluminum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,406
Posted By gasman
It was just another wonderful evening flight till...

It was just another wonderful evening flight till I was abeam the numbers and reached down to apply a notch of flaps, with no response.
I looked down to see my flap handle was held down with my seat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By gasman
Oil pressure is the only engine gauge that I have...

Oil pressure is the only engine gauge that I have a backup for.... Van's original and MGL. Two separate systems.

I will only go into panic mode if both gauges read low or high.
Forum: RV-3 04-02-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By gasman
You just ramp the top of the notch so the pin can...

You just ramp the top of the notch so the pin can just slide out without pushing the button. Do not do this on the first (flaps up) notch.

I did this eight years ago on my 6A and it is great to just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-02-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By gasman
The RED cube will not tell you the true level of...

The RED cube will not tell you the true level of the fuel in the tank.... like if the cap came off and the fuel was sucked out........:eek:

"Low fuel warning" flashing on your screen is a BIG...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-01-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By gasman
Now is the time to give yourself some extra space...

Now is the time to give yourself some extra space by cutting the arm rest down and replace the formed lip with a piece of angle. You will never place your arm there, it will only be your elbow and it...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,815
Posted By gasman
So how did the RV3 survive over 48 years without...

So how did the RV3 survive over 48 years without any balanced elevators.....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-29-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By gasman
Let's not overlook the oil pump finger screen...

Let's not overlook the oil pump finger screen located at the lower back of the sump......

That's where you will find the big pieces that didn't make it to the filter.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,368
Posted By gasman
Cheap and uses no power.........

Cheap and uses no power...... https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/dri-z-air-dehumidifier-0790014p.html

It works very well. But be careful with the gathered moisture, it becomes corrosive after being...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By gasman
Look at door edge trim.........

Look at door edge trim.........
Forum: Tools 03-26-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By gasman
The USAF had us oil our air tools (that we are...

The USAF had us oil our air tools (that we are going to use) with 3 drops at start of work session....Never had a problem with air tools.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By gasman
Did you get the plans with the aircraft? In the...

Did you get the plans with the aircraft? In the plans, you will find the correct way to wire the starter.

If you don't have the plans, contact Van's and purchase them... check their website.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By gasman
I use clean water and a terry cloth, rinse often,...

I use clean water and a terry cloth, rinse often, clean in line with the aircraft. Do not press hard till the dirt is lifted off. The terry cloth will collect the dirt within the fibers. Wring out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,678
Posted By gasman
That's the one I was talking about......;)

That's the one I was talking about......;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,678
Posted By gasman
If that happens, you can go back online and copy...

If that happens, you can go back online and copy another cert as long as it has NOT expired..... you can print as many as you want.

You carry this in your wallet as you did your medical cert.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By gasman
Here is an air filter test. See how your K&N...

Here is an air filter test. See how your K&N filter rated..... shocking :eek:

https://www.nicoclub.com/archives/kn-vs-oem-filter.html

I am still looking for a replacement. Not easy to find.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,823
Posted By gasman
A touch and go is good practice for a go...

A touch and go is good practice for a go around.

A stop and go leaves a lot of runway behind you...... that is useless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,426
Posted By gasman
Maybe all you need to do for your motor in cold...

Maybe all you need to do for your motor in cold Seattle climates is to use this.... https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/phillipsxc.php
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By gasman
This is an area that Van's decided to change the...

This is an area that Van's decided to change the procedure between the RV6 and the upgraded RV7. When I did my canopy frame, I followed the instructions for the RV6 and all went well. All of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By gasman
This part produced for the RV6,A was a perfect...

This part produced for the RV6,A was a perfect fit, at least for the two that I have done. But when Van's upgraded to the RV7,A something changed and they have yet to correct it.... very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By gasman
Every hatchback built in the last 50 years use...

Every hatchback built in the last 50 years use struts like these, and they are held in the compressed position 99.99% of their life.

Install with the rod end down. This helps lube the seal and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By gasman
Hi Gregg, You already have a Rolo so that means...

Hi Gregg,

You already have a Rolo so that means you are going to do tubing. I used a tubing bender from HF.... https://www.harborfreight.com/tubing-bender-3755.html?_br_psugg_q=tube+bender you will...
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