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Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By gasman
This...

This https://www.sears.com/craftsman-3-8-in-dr-beam-style-torque-wrench/p-00932999000P torque wrench will work well on your top auto type plugs. It will fit between the baffles and plugs. Beam...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By gasman
If you purchase struts that end up being too...

If you purchase struts that end up being too strong, try one strong one on the pilots side only..... providing you only open and close your canopy from this side. Doing this allows you to install a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-12-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By gasman
Book torque...... but never reuse the star washer.

Book torque...... but never reuse the star washer.
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,323
Posted By gasman
Go here........

Go here..... https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/ductflanges.php?clickkey=49081 and pick the two sizes you want connected.

Glue the flanges back to back, grind down the flange to look...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By gasman
Can drilling this location wait till the parts...

Can drilling this location wait till the parts are in their final (riveted) position?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By gasman
Here you go.........

Here you go...... https://porcupinetech.com/rvproj/docs/vans/sb96-10-3.pdf

This has nothing to do with grease. Do a search here on VAF for flap motor grease issue.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-08-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,610
Posted By gasman
Did YOU mean pre-punched?? and, if I remember, it...

Did YOU mean pre-punched?? and, if I remember, it was only the skins that were pre-punched.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,878
Posted By gasman
I have two ground straps.... one braided and the...

I have two ground straps.... one braided and the other made from welding cable. One to the firewall, one to the pass through ground lug to the field of grounds on the cold side of the firewall.

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,895
Posted By gasman
A landing light turned on during any flight would...

A landing light turned on during any flight would be noticed in events like this. Lights on during all flights should be common sense....

I guess it will take a law to get pilots to do it.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-03-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By gasman
You might look here.........

You might look here...... https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1549217638-92-267&browse=am&product=tire-tube
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,140
Posted By gasman
If Krytox 205 lube holds up as well as EZ Turn...

If Krytox 205 lube holds up as well as EZ Turn then yes, it will last 20 years. You are only rubbing on a small film on the "O" rings.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By gasman
You may think it only happens to experimental...

You may think it only happens to experimental airplanes....

The owner of a Piper Arrow at my home field installed high compression pistons in his O360 between annual inspections..... no a&p help, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By gasman
I have not installed one. I could see that you...

I have not installed one. I could see that you could make it work on a 7 type tilt up. I would make a single piece control rod and shape it to cam over to lock it in place.The end of the rod pivot...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By gasman
When Van's sold certified engines, what I was...

When Van's sold certified engines, what I was told was, if the motor was to keep it's certified standards, it would need to be maintained and signed off by an IA just like a certified aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By gasman
That breaker will continue to be a problem for...

That breaker will continue to be a problem for you. Remove it, it is not needed to protect anything in the starter system that you can't control yourself.
Forum: Tools 01-26-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,900
Posted By gasman
My very first tool was a set of Channel locks...

My very first tool was a set of Channel locks found in an intersection while riding my bike, I was 10 years old. My dad had a small assortment of tools but no channel locks. I etched my name on them,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By gasman
Looking back

For anyone that didn't see the video of Rudi Greyling building his RV7 wings in one minute and nine seconds........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpmUgNNqLwI
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,493
Posted By gasman
How far off is the timing at that time? I don't...

How far off is the timing at that time?

I don't expect it to move at all due to the fact that there is nothing to wear out.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By gasman
I will take the pitch kit..... Check your e mail

I will take the pitch kit..... Check your e mail
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By gasman
Ken, you don't need the interior to check where...

Ken, you don't need the interior to check where to set the pedals. What you need is the measurement (thickness) of the backrest cushion. With that measurement, you can stack up towels to simulate the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,642
Posted By gasman
Very good point..... I would like to see how well...

Very good point..... I would like to see how well the standard lock washers would hold up to this test with proper bolt installation.

There are places on the aircraft that would benefit from using...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,642
Posted By gasman
Star washers are to be used only one time, then...

Star washers are to be used only one time, then tossed. They are also cheaper.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By gasman
Making Van's plastic vents work

If you don't want to spend $$$$ to replace Van's eyeball vents because they are leaking or, they will not stay in the position that you set them. Then here is two ways to fix the problem.....

1. If...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,303
Posted By gasman
Reading voltage on a battery does not prove it's...

Reading voltage on a battery does not prove it's condition.......

You need a load tester... https://www.harborfreight.com/100-amp-6-volt12-volt-battery-load-tester-69888-9191.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By gasman
Increase the cross bar by one size and mount the...

Increase the cross bar by one size and mount the flap motor on the sidewall like an 8.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By gasman
NAPA autoparts will have them also.....

NAPA autoparts will have them also.....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,857
Posted By gasman
Why should you have to go through an entire A&P...

Why should you have to go through an entire A&P course just to inspect your one and only RV that you work on all year long?

Ask any A&P and you will find that 80% of what they studied for on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,857
Posted By gasman
The current repairman's certificate allows a...

The current repairman's certificate allows a person that has never taken apart a Honda 90 (example) motor, timed a motor, rebuilt a carb or installed a spark plug, to dig in and inspect a...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By gasman
I don't see the need to ground the engine mount...

I don't see the need to ground the engine mount to the firewall when the Lord mounts will isolate the motor case from the mount.

I would ground from your firewall battery ground bolt, to the motor...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,303
Posted By gasman
You should have one continuous duty master and...

You should have one continuous duty master and one intermittent duty starter solenoid...... in series (in line).

When installing a solenoid make sure you don't rotate the lug as you tighten the nut....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,888
Posted By gasman
This can only happen under one of two...

This can only happen under one of two conditions......

1. Piston is installed backwards.
2. Bore is pitted and O ring lost seal as piston moves out due to pad wear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By gasman
Scrape it off with a razor blade. And then buff...

Scrape it off with a razor blade. And then buff the powder coat surface.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-03-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By gasman
To reduce confusion, I was talking about the...

To reduce confusion, I was talking about the cable connections at the quadrent.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-02-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By gasman
I think that is his current problem, the cable...

I think that is his current problem, the cable connects at the bottom, under the pivot point.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-02-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By gasman
Look into installing the proper quadrant that...

Look into installing the proper quadrant that would push the cable instead of pulling it, and using short direct cables that connect to the carb from the back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By gasman
Doug, Thanks for another great year of VAF. I...

Doug, Thanks for another great year of VAF.

I expect to be the first to pay my 2019 dues......
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-30-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,140
Posted By gasman
This works because the cone drops away from the...

This works because the cone drops away from the big O ring. If the tab needs to be pushed down, the shaft O ring is dry and holding it from dropping.

The lube problem comes into play when you...
Forum: Propellers 12-22-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,715
Posted By gasman
You will need a 70CM6S16-0. 80 inch pitch, from...

You will need a 70CM6S16-0. 80 inch pitch, from Vans catalog. Ask Sensenich if they have any seconds or returns..... These are great deals. The spinner will need to come from Vans....
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,865
Posted By gasman
You have a light...... turn it on..... THEY MAY...

You have a light...... turn it on..... THEY MAY SEE YOU....:eek:
Forum: ADS-B 12-20-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,865
Posted By gasman
Wouldn't it be great if everyone would fly with...

Wouldn't it be great if everyone would fly with their landing light on. You can see it over 15 miles during the day.

Motorcycles have done this for years...... and have saved MANY lives.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,036
Posted By gasman
It IS 1/8 inch NPT...............;)

It IS 1/8 inch NPT...............;)
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-30-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 196,324
Posted By gasman
That's why it is best to build these kind of...

That's why it is best to build these kind of parts from scratch. I don't have my plans in front of me, but I don't think this part meets the spec's on the RV3 plans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 72,106
Posted By gasman
There is no kollsman window. It is set before...

There is no kollsman window. It is set before takeoff by setting the altitude to the needle. It reads 5600 ft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,944
Posted By gasman
How do you protect the wire to the panel mounted...

How do you protect the wire to the panel mounted circuit breaker?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By gasman
A quart should last you at least 10 years. When...

A quart should last you at least 10 years. When you bleed the system, bleed into a clean clear container and recycle it till the system is is firm. Once you see how much your system holds, you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By gasman
Reflection from a polished wing can distort your...

Reflection from a polished wing can distort your canopy......:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By gasman
The cowling slopes down to the prop. You would...

The cowling slopes down to the prop. You would need to fly directly into a setting sun for a reflection.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-11-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By gasman
Then take a look at the XTreme EFIS. It comes...

Then take a look at the XTreme EFIS. It comes with an EMS at a very good price.

Then just add ifly https://www.iflygps.com/STORE/Product/all-products/annual-data-subscription and a Samsung tab A...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-11-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By gasman
I was one of the first to install an MGL Mini...

I was one of the first to install an MGL Mini Xtreme EFIS / EMS..... If it fits within your budget, the RDAC that mounts on the engine side of the firewall (I mounted mine on the battery holder)...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By gasman
If it's a single wire sender, you may have a...

If it's a single wire sender, you may have a grounding issue between the motor and the airframe. To test this, run a jumper wire from the base if the sender to the same ground that the gauge is using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By gasman
Wing tips for the 7, 6 and 4 should all have the...

Wing tips for the 7, 6 and 4 should all have the same wing profile.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By gasman
ODYSSEY Powersport Battery Model PC680 (internal...

ODYSSEY Powersport Battery Model PC680
(internal threaded brass terminals, M6 SS bolts, and L bracket adapter)
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-04-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By gasman
I don't know of ANY airspeed indicator with two...

I don't know of ANY airspeed indicator with two hands..........:eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,278
Posted By gasman
There is an app for that...... A good one is...

There is an app for that...... A good one is Clinometer + bubble level by plaincode.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By gasman
Coat everything with DE-OX........

Coat everything with DE-OX..... https://www.amazon.com/Ilsco-OX-8OZ-Oxide-Inhibitor-Bottle/dp/B008KM6AQ8

It can be found cheaper than this example. Brush it on (acid brush) all parts before you bolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,170
Posted By gasman
And what really impresses me.... is the very few...

And what really impresses me.... is the very few service bulletins Van's has issued in the past 45 years.

Own a certified aircraft and.... you will break out into a sweat every time you head to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
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, 01:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,583
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, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
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, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
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...
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