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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By gasman
Did you replace the 40 gallon tank? Or did you...

Did you replace the 40 gallon tank? Or did you add the 200 to it?

I am guessing it is a propane tank that you used, and you degassed it and removed all of the fittings. You increased the volume at...
Forum: RV-4 12-10-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By gasman
If a nyloc nut fell off, I would expect a frozen...

If a nyloc nut fell off, I would expect a frozen rod end to back off the bolt. But with the proper bolt thread exposure, I don't see how a first time used nyloc nut can ever fall off of the bolt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By gasman
You might try going to Vans site and see if you...

You might try going to Vans site and see if you can find them on "THE LIST"
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By gasman
" Is there an inlet/exit area ratio that we can...

" Is there an inlet/exit area ratio that we can use as a starting point? "

Contact Dave Anders, he figured this all out over 18 years ago. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=26615
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,124
Posted By gasman
In a perfect brake system (no leaks) if your...

In a perfect brake system (no leaks) if your reservoir was low on fluid, it would mean that your brake pads are worn down and have moved toward the disc along with the piston. If you push the piston...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By gasman
Van's gauges are very easy to troubleshoot. If...

Van's gauges are very easy to troubleshoot. If you don't have the procedure that came with every gauge, you can download them on Van's website.......The tests will quickly tell what failed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,952
Posted By gasman
Congratulations to Van's for an amazing...

Congratulations to Van's for an amazing achievement in the kit aircraft market.

I would also like to congratulate Ken Krueger for his engineering knowledge that brought us five amazing kit airplanes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By gasman
Michael, I noticed your canopy struts are mounted...

Michael, I noticed your canopy struts are mounted up side down. Mounted with the shaft down, the seal gets better lubrication. Also, the strut has a built in buffer that will keep the canopy from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By gasman
You might try..... CameraFI app.

You might try..... CameraFI app.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,280
Posted By gasman
Doesn't the lifter need to stay with the body it...

Doesn't the lifter need to stay with the body it was broken in with?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,934
Posted By gasman
A bad key switch might be part of your problems.

A bad key switch might be part of your problems.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 28,404
Posted By gasman
My 680 is going on 10 years and still passes a...

My 680 is going on 10 years and still passes a LOAD test. My alternator voltage is always 14.2. It was drained to full dead once when I left the master on. Did a slow charge (less than 1 amp) to 13.8...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,280
Posted By gasman
You might try a compression test (automotive...

You might try a compression test (automotive style). It will show problems with cam timing, lobe profile and lifter problems.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,280
Posted By gasman
Run to operating temp and remove #1 and #3 valve...

Run to operating temp and remove #1 and #3 valve covers and read exhaust rocker travel for each cylinder with a dial indicator.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By gasman
I will take the tach transducer drive..... pm...

I will take the tach transducer drive..... pm sent.
Forum: Tools 11-27-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By gasman
USAF..... oil, 3 drops per day.

USAF..... oil, 3 drops per day.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,870
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: 590
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: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,679
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: 1,238
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: 9
Views: 1,192
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: 1,351
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: 699
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: 1,733
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: 8,515
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: 1,432
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: 1,897
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: 30
Views: 2,832
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: 784
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: 568
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: 6,760
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: 1,960
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: 3,752
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: 1,163
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: 665
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: 395
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: 592
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: 743
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: 5,803
Posted By gasman
Acually only 7.

Acually only 7.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
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: 499
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: 3,223
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: 546
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: 4,443
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: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-22-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
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: 424
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: 571
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: 71
Views: 5,870
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: 3,759
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: 692
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: 71
Views: 5,870
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: 7,252
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: 759
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: 676
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: 458
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: 33
Views: 3,186
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: 1,196
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: 33
Views: 3,186
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: 205
Views: 15,296
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: 12,170
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: 3,880
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: 2,640
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.
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