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Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,011
Posted By gasman
I placed a temp probe on the back top of my Plane...

I placed a temp probe on the back top of my Plane power alternator, The temp never got over 100 deg. F. during my flight. I do have a small blast port (3/4") pointed at the alternator under the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By gasman
Flaps are set to degree of travel. The level of...

Flaps are set to degree of travel. The level of the A/C does not matter. With the flaps in full up finished position, set your smart level on the flap and set to "0" (or just take a reading and add...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-18-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By gasman
That aircraft had two airspeed indicators, one...

That aircraft had two airspeed indicators, one for flying and one for landing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,126
Posted By gasman
Can you access these clamps to R&R the hoses on a...

Can you access these clamps to R&R the hoses on a completed motor?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-12-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By gasman
If you are going to use a line that can be pushed...

If you are going to use a line that can be pushed onto a barbed fitting, what is wrong with a nylon fitting?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By gasman
If I recall, mine is installed as you have...

If I recall, mine is installed as you have requested with the nut outboard. I do also have a J bracket on the side panel to keep the rudder cable in place. Mine is a 6A.

When you make your J...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-11-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By gasman
Or just buy a can of spray Boelube........

Or just buy a can of spray Boelube..... http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/boelube3.php?clickkey=3023011
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By gasman
Test Run on the Electro Air only to isolate it...

Test Run on the Electro Air only to isolate it from the issue.

Then check the lead on the cap all the way to the plug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By gasman
Yes, the 6 did come with a full set of parts...

Yes, the 6 did come with a full set of parts blueprints.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,087
Posted By gasman
Let's look at subsidized..... Isn't it true that...

Let's look at subsidized..... Isn't it true that the RV8, and then the RV7 was heavily subsidized by the RV6/6A?

In fact, the main reason to discontinue RV6 parts is so the 7 can catch up and claim...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By gasman
If you were building a house, would you go with...

If you were building a house, would you go with tile or granite counter tops?

Look at it this way..... California is going to charge you $1000.00 more than that in taxes when it gets registered.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,606
Posted By gasman
Brien, give Matt a call at MGL (they are almost...

Brien, give Matt a call at MGL (they are almost in your back yard) and ask him about your needs. They have been a very solid company to deal with.

If you want engine monitoring in your EFIS, there...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-07-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,791
Posted By gasman
And it's also the most difficult color to focus...

And it's also the most difficult color to focus on at night.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-04-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By gasman
This.......

This.... http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/timing_ind2.php?clickkey=3240965 IS the easiest way to find the TDC of your motor. The timing marks on the flywheel to the case are vague at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By gasman
That hose is used for fresh air only.

That hose is used for fresh air only.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,296
Posted By gasman
I go by this.... KISS.... Keep It Simple Stupid....

I go by this.... KISS.... Keep It Simple Stupid.

This makes it very easy to alter and maintain. And very easy to find problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,873
Posted By gasman
Maybe that is why it's on the Basic med...

Maybe that is why it's on the Basic med checklist.......:D
Forum: ADS-B 10-28-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,571
Posted By gasman
It worked for VW for quite a while, so why not...

It worked for VW for quite a while, so why not try it..........................::eek:

That would be around $400. That should come out of the $3.6MM
Forum: ADS-B 10-28-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By gasman
"The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal...

"The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a civil penalty of $3,685,000 against NavWorx Inc. of Rowlett, Texas, for allegedly producing and selling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By gasman
Put a couple hundred hours on the plane and then...

Put a couple hundred hours on the plane and then go back and check the torque on those motor mount bolts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By gasman
That is the best way to do it as long as you do...

That is the best way to do it as long as you do it early.

On the six we also run a bead along the belly skin at the wing root.

Sikaflex makes a nice caulking for this application.... look for it at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By gasman
The codes are also in the back of your RV6...

The codes are also in the back of your RV6 builders manual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By gasman
You can also just flare the nylon tubing, same as...

You can also just flare the nylon tubing, same as you would the aluminum tubing. It makes a very clean transition without adapters.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,651
Posted By gasman
Acually only 7.

Acually only 7.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By gasman
Is it just me that can't see the photos? Do I...

Is it just me that can't see the photos?
Do I need to upgrade my account? I don't have an account with them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-24-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By gasman
Just take your de-burring tool and run it around...

Just take your de-burring tool and run it around the circumference... finish with a little sandpaper.

Drop the bearing in and take a look. No $$ involved.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,127
Posted By gasman
"Powdercoating is a barrier coating. Once the...

"Powdercoating is a barrier coating. Once the barrier is chipped or damaged corrosion can run under the powder coating unless the metal substrate is properly passivated."

"The coating on one of them...
Forum: COMM 10-23-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By gasman
Don't expect your com 2 to be very efficient...

Don't expect your com 2 to be very efficient using a Archer wingtip antennae.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,248
Posted By gasman
An easier way to check internal timing........

An easier way to check internal timing.....

Rotate the engine so the piston in number one cylinder is positioned at top dead center on the compression stroke. Remove the rocker box cover from...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-22-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By gasman
I have a grey set for two seats RV6 4 point....

I have a grey set for two seats RV6 4 point. $125.00 shipped. They are like new. No cables. You can get them from Van's for about $150.00..... send me an e mail if you want them.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-22-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By gasman
Auto plugs fit far better on the top. And are...

Auto plugs fit far better on the top. And are much easier to service and torque.

Aviation plugs work very well all on the bottom and are easy to service.

The motor has no problem with this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By gasman
Just go to your local NAPA autoparts store and...

Just go to your local NAPA autoparts store and ask for full circle stainless worm drive clamps.
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-22-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By gasman
Go to each website and add up all that's...

Go to each website and add up all that's needed.

Then consider the installation. You will have at least 20 wires going from the engine to the EMS. On the MGL, all of these wires connect to a small...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,011
Posted By gasman
The only time I shut off the field is when I am...

The only time I shut off the field is when I am playing with the EFIS in the hangar...... the field has a noticeable draw and will heat a standing alternator.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,533
Posted By gasman
Why did they set the switchover point so low?...

Why did they set the switchover point so low?

Would a TDC fire up to 500 rpm be an issue? It would sure make a nice smooth taxi idle, and even more so if you have a wood or composite prop.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By gasman
I did the same thing on my 6A.... Using Phillips...

I did the same thing on my 6A.... Using Phillips X/C, I have no high pressure problem when cold. But the oil took forever to heat up.
I installed a butterfly valve on my firewall mounted cooler....
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,011
Posted By gasman
Pulley size and alternator speed was the talk...

Pulley size and alternator speed was the talk around 1999 2000 when a 4 inch aftermarket pulley was offered to us by one of the (can't remember who) experimental parts and tool supplier.

Cowling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,285
Posted By gasman
I expect this request to throttle down as the...

I expect this request to throttle down as the magic number gets close.

It would be a shame if an RV6A built and registered in 2004 to be the 10,000th completion.......:o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 714
Posted By gasman
Now THAT's a Compressor!

Title from Homebuilder's Portal and News... Oct 3rd.

To understand what an air compressor can do for you, don't look at the PSI as in this above news report.... 100psi.

To make your tools work,...
Forum: COMM 10-16-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By gasman
The best way is to cut a plug... same thickness...

The best way is to cut a plug... same thickness as belly skin. Make it a good fit. Make a backing plate to cover the hole plus enough to rivet to the skin.

C/S all rivets. Rivet the backing plate in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By gasman
Bad idea...... The wing is much harder to access...

Bad idea...... The wing is much harder to access to install a doubler to support the load on the antenna.

The Archer VOR works great because you arn't asking it to function in the wrong position.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-15-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By gasman
You might want to confirm the accuracy of your...

You might want to confirm the accuracy of your factory timing marks before you trust them.......
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/timing_ind2.php?clickkey=3240965

Or just purchase the...
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-15-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By gasman
Are you using an anodized manifold? Anodizing...

Are you using an anodized manifold? Anodizing insulates.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-14-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By gasman
I agree. I find it hard to picture how you can...

I agree. I find it hard to picture how you can time within 1 deg. with the timing light flashing on two lines that are only 1/8th thick leaning over a running motor standing 30 inches from a spinning...
Forum: Safety 10-13-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 13,963
Posted By gasman
Vic, if you click on the post #, and copy it into...

Vic, if you click on the post #, and copy it into your post like this... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1044001&postcount=69
you are then sent direct.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-12-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,620
Posted By gasman
Ross, you sure know how to jump in and take all...

Ross, you sure know how to jump in and take all the credit......:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,729
Posted By gasman
Tornado hits Van's Aurora airport

Can anyone up there give us an update??
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-12-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,553
Posted By gasman
It's really hard to beat the looks of that short...

It's really hard to beat the looks of that short wing. And the yellow and blue color really make the wing look shorter........ Looks great.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By gasman
If it is not missing on one or the other mag,...

If it is not missing on one or the other mag, then I would expect timing to be the problem. If it is late, the rpm will increase.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By gasman
Yes.... but first coat them with bearing grease....

Yes.... but first coat them with bearing grease. After you confirm nothing is rubbing, measure the shim then shave, grind or machine that same amount (thickness) of the shim off the face of the nut.
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By gasman
Check the groove for damage.... like for an area...

Check the groove for damage.... like for an area that the snap ring won't fit in.

Check the snap ring that it lays flat and does not have a twist.

Research the proper way to adjust the bearings for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By gasman
Harbor freight has a lens restoration kit. Then...

Harbor freight has a lens restoration kit. Then apply sun blocker......... Yes, the same you use on your skin.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By gasman
The shim needed is here..... It's an Arbor Shim...

The shim needed is here..... It's an Arbor Shim https://www.grainger.com/product/PRE...rchQuery=5GA99

This should help also........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,218
Posted By gasman
After a recall on all cyl's on my Warrior in the...

After a recall on all cyl's on my Warrior in the late 90's. And then two (2) recalls back to back on my 6A.... all four again!!!!! twice. I am done with ECI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By gasman
I may be wrong here, but if you don't have the...

I may be wrong here, but if you don't have the repairmen cert for that aircraft, then all you need is your signature. If true, then I would scribble out the ssn with like ink to also get rid of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By gasman
The answer is hidden in your auto insurance...

The answer is hidden in your auto insurance policy.......:eek:
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By gasman
The advantage is price..... Find and compare in...

The advantage is price..... Find and compare in A/C spruce catalog.

I will get the numbers of all the things that you need to make the change. I am out of town till the first. Maybe SCARD can jump...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By gasman
Do some thread searching.... I converted my 6A...

Do some thread searching.... I converted my 6A for under $200. I used Rapco discs, and made my own spacer from ACE hardware 1/4" alum bar stock. I did need a shim to move the wheel away from the pant...
Forum: Southeast 09-25-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By gasman
I am very lucky to be able to turn left out of my...

I am very lucky to be able to turn left out of my driveway and ride eight miles up the hill and have over 40 turns to the top. I have an 87 Low rider, a 05 SV650 and a 2013 TW200. The TW200 Yamaha is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By gasman
Van's has a switch for this. Look in their...

Van's has a switch for this. Look in their catalog.
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,511
Posted By gasman
The three has an airfoil unlike the 4,6,7 & 8.

The three has an airfoil unlike the 4,6,7 & 8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By gasman
That may have been the hottest place to locate a...

That may have been the hottest place to locate a battery with the exhaust below and no way to move air out the top. The bottom battery at least has some air movement in it's area.
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