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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By gasman
You need to drain the tanks below the level of...

You need to drain the tanks below the level of the valve. The "O" rings can be purchased at any auto parts and at most hardware stores..... no need to order them.

You don't need to remove the valve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By gasman
It depends on how and where you are going to cut...

It depends on how and where you are going to cut it. Sketch up the cuts and send them to Van's for their OK.

Properly reinforced, you can cut good sized chunk out of the center.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-13-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,810
Posted By gasman
Here are the CORRECT parts to make this...

Here are the CORRECT parts to make this conversion.......

Aircraft Spruce.........need 2... 06-01311 Rapco Brake Disc RA164-09900
Aircraft Spruce........ need 1... 06-00651 Rapco RA66-106-4K...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By gasman
That's about it as long as you have an impulse...

That's about it as long as you have an impulse mag. If not, then you will need to wire a ground parallel to the start switch that will ground the mag during the start process if you forget and have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By gasman
Yes, the flap will swing out of the way and you...

Yes, the flap will swing out of the way and you will have access. When you are ready to connect the flap, just hold something thin and ridged under the skin and lift the flap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By gasman
Instead of removing the flap, first try just...

Instead of removing the flap, first try just disconnecting the link and working with the flap still attached. It is secured, and at a good working position.... it worked for me.

Heat, and then a lot...
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By gasman
You can do this by clicking on EDIT....

You can do this by clicking on EDIT....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By gasman
If you brace the right side of the right pedal...

If you brace the right side of the right pedal behind the existing tube, and then cut off the remaining pedal and the left pedal about 2 inches down from the weld, you could make another set of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By gasman
I need to change my opinion here...... I don't...

I need to change my opinion here...... I don't have the socket in front of me, but, the socket that I use does have the top to accept a box wrench. That comes in handy. My socket is short enough to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By gasman
ACE Hardware..... Crescent 7/8 in. x 3/8 in. SAE...

ACE Hardware..... Crescent 7/8 in. x 3/8 in. SAE 6 Deep Socket 1 pc.Item no. 2429496
$4.59 Take a plug with you. No rubber grip. no magnet.

You should always remove and start install of plug by...
Forum: RV-4 09-29-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By gasman
Now that's a very educational (to me)...

Now that's a very educational (to me) post!.....

"is only optimised for one particular speed." And what speed would that be for our 360 RV's?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,937
Posted By gasman
In my past Warrior, the problem was not in the...

In my past Warrior, the problem was not in the off position, it was that the switch was worn and would go PAST the off position to the left, and everything was HOT again even if you remove the key.
Forum: RV-3 09-28-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By gasman
The jet transition had a real problem with it.

The jet transition had a real problem with it.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-26-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,704
Posted By gasman
Be sure and research well before you...

Be sure and research well before you purchase..... An honest aircraft motor has never been replaced by a conversion with any success. Make sure you are willing to spend the money and time...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,590
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: 1,483
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: 7,591
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: 743
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: 785
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: 917
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: 2,463
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: 2,463
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: 3,887
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: 401
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: 14,904
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: 3,394
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: 1,679
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: 500
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: 453
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: 1,169
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: 1,160
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: 2,662
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: 7,254
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: 4,703
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: 7,254
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: 692
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: 692
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: 1,167
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: 5,718
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: 4,945
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: 1,832
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: 7,625
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: 1,655
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: 3,108
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: 5,496
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: 15,017
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: 1,696
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: 15,017
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: 6,134
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: 6,134
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: 2,540
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: 626
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: 401
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: 3,487
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: 6,476
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: 5,496
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: 10,302
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: 771
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: 36,291
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: 2,277
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: 2,400
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: 409
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
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