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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-19-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By chaskuss
Check out the instructions link...

Check out the instructions link below

http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/images.htm

Charlie
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-19-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By chaskuss
Recent article in Kitplanes regarding this subject.

Recently had an article on this subject and coincidentally on an RV 8. A nice design, the author basically created cargo netting type pouches to be installed in the spaces along the sides of the...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By chaskuss
Check your email Charlie

Check your email

Charlie
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By chaskuss
Earlier tanks are referred to as pre punch. The...

Earlier tanks are referred to as pre punch. The later tanks are referred to as matched hole. On the earlier kits only the skins. And spars and the back baffle had pre punched rivet holes in them. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,057
Posted By chaskuss
Lower profile tools

I've been using the Craftsman set linked below for 20 years. They will get into tighter spots than the tools previously linked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By chaskuss
Will a Michelin airstop tube do you okay? Have a...

Will a Michelin airstop tube do you okay? Have a couple of them new in the box. Just replace it when you got the time

Charlie

Private message me with your contact details
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By chaskuss
Andy, What you describe may well be automotive...

Andy,
What you describe may well be automotive exhaust nuts, made of brass. The previous owner may have had problems with the "proper" nuts seizing to the studs. The nuts you describe are often used...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-10-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,765
Posted By chaskuss
Another option

Carlos,
I'd say that the 218 C flash point for the Royco 782 is correct. The Sky Geek site lists the flash point as 218 C. The PDS linked to that site [which claims the higher flash point] is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-15-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,381
Posted By chaskuss
Not quite

You'd never make it as a purchasing agent. All you would need to do is buy an external CD / DVD player. Or you could simply buy an internal optical drive from a vendor like newegg.com. Quality, name...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By chaskuss
I seem to remember that there is a Lycoming...

I seem to remember that there is a Lycoming service instruction or service bulletin that has all these dimensions on it. If you don't get any other responses send me a PM and I'll dig it up at my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,535
Posted By chaskuss
Ed, Wow! That's a great collection of excellent...

Ed,
Wow! That's a great collection of excellent insights.
Charlie
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By chaskuss
Good tip Vlad

I hadn't thought of that. Sealing all the faying surfaces and riveted joints is standard practice on the fuselage of pressurized aircraft. I know of several RV Builders down here in southeast Florida...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By chaskuss
If the kit was in Michigan then Scott Hersha's....

If the kit was in Michigan then Scott Hersha's. post number 6 would definitely be in play. That said November and December are probably the hardest months to try and sell a big ticket item. That's...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By chaskuss
Replacing plastic with more plastic??

Mickey,
Your link shows more plastic housings. How are these better than what he is having problems with? Are you using these items with success? Just asking.

Charlie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By chaskuss
Location location location

Todd you live in a country with a huge landmass but not a very large population. I doubt many RV builders in the USA would be interested in trying to import something like that from Canada. That's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,195
Posted By chaskuss
There is no left or right hand

Mark,
You will need two of the W - 412 ribs. There is no left or right hand on these parts. Per Vans parts list Circa July of this year those ribs cost $9.80 each. Refer to drawings 9A and 17A for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,781
Posted By chaskuss
Parts Quality Is Only Part of the Equation

The best of components can be defeated by an unskilled or apathetic work force assembling the alternators. Every week contains a Monday morning and a Friday afternoon!

Charlie
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,781
Posted By chaskuss
2 questions

Bob, How much does it weigh?

Charlie
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By chaskuss
That link works

That link works
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-10-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By chaskuss
No joy

Jeff, Google spits back a 404 error on all eight links to your photos. I think you need to check the links.

Charlie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,087
Posted By chaskuss
That's easy to fix

There's an easy fix for that. Go to the Kitplanes website and create an account. Then go into the archives and download the latest issue as a PDF and save it to your hard drive. While you're at it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By chaskuss
Give yourself options

Don't move the stock seat back hinge from its current position. Simply add a second seat back hinge 1.5 in further back. With the tall pilot seat back weldment installed, the standard seat back will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By chaskuss
The battery manufacturer's recommendations would...

The battery manufacturer's recommendations would always trump the general recommendations that I gave. In my experience, only Ford calls for charging voltages as high as 15 volts. GM and Chrysler...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By chaskuss
Not quite

Ed, that's not quite right. Automotive internally regulated alternators can only measure their own temperature. They can lower or raise the charging voltage based on that temperature. The assumption...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By chaskuss
Please clarify

I'm a little confused here. What do you mean by B&C over-voltage kit? My previous comments were based on B&Cs LR3C voltage regulator technical manual revision C Circa 2016 09...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By chaskuss
The Cleveland wheels are magnesium. I don't know...

The Cleveland wheels are magnesium. I don't know for certain whether they're cast or forged. If I had to guess I'd say they're cast. Can you forge magnesium? Sounds like that would be dangerous to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By chaskuss
yes, obviously your first pet was the Sinclair...

yes, obviously your first pet was the Sinclair dinosaur!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-03-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,073
Posted By chaskuss
Apples to oranges comparison

Steve, your experience shows that Nippon Denso alternators aren't the only ones that can provide excellent service. Your Chevy came with an alternator that was manufactured by what used to be the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,073
Posted By chaskuss
It doesn't weigh 12 lb according to Advance Auto Parts

Jim, I sent a question to Advance Auto Parts asking them the weight on both the 90 amp alternator designed for external regulation for the 1995 Dodge van and also for the 70 amp alternator for the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,842
Posted By chaskuss
Where is the oil cooler?

Perhaps it's just the perspective, but I don't see an oil cooler mounted on that shroud. For those that have their oil cooler mounted on the engine mount or the firewall all you really would need is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,073
Posted By chaskuss
Lester numbers

The Lester number for this alternator is 13354.

The Lester number for the 1992 Camry 70 amp alternator that I also mentioned earlier is 14849. This is an internally regulated alternator that can be...
Forum: Safety 10-31-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,269
Posted By chaskuss
Sounds like a cotton cloth or rag may have been...

Sounds like a cotton cloth or rag may have been used to clean the inside of one of the fuel tanks or some part of the fuel system previous to the accident. Most likely an edge or some portion of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By chaskuss
Yes and no

The sump will physically bolt onto the crankcases,no problem. However, O-320 carburetor engines usually come with the smaller MA - 4 carburetor. The -E2A model was only rated at 150 horsepower....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,073
Posted By chaskuss
The ultimate external voltage regulator???

Tim,
West Marine touts Balmar brand alternators and voltage regulators. The Balmar model MC-614 multi-stage voltage regulator has an amazing list of capabilities. I suggest you download the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,073
Posted By chaskuss
You have really summed the issues up

Tim,
Your "rant" as you call it, really contains a lot of excellent information. People who aren't knowledgeable about electrical or electronic matters generally think that a 60 amp alternator is a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,073
Posted By chaskuss
Do you know if that 12 pound weight that you...

Do you know if that 12 pound weight that you quoted is the actual weight of the alternator or shipping weight ? I would suggest you also check the weight of that 1992 Camry alternator. There might be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,073
Posted By chaskuss
Yes the PlanePower pulley will fit the shaft on...

Yes the PlanePower pulley will fit the shaft on the Chrysler alternator. The Chrysler alternator is the same physical size as the 70 amp Nippondenso that the original poster reported having installed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,073
Posted By chaskuss
More info to muddy the waters even further

I just stumbled across this article. For those with standard flooded acid batteries don't bother reading it it doesn't really pertain to you. However if you have an AGM battery or a lithium battery...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,073
Posted By chaskuss
A picture is worth a thousand words

Follow the link below. Look for the small photo of the alternator and tap on it to get multiple views of the alternator. You will see how the mounting system is set up. It has a bracket coming off...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-30-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By chaskuss
Sorry no answers, just more questions

What time frame did you purchase your electronic ignition system in? Does your MTH have the original small pick up sensor? Or the later larger-diameter one?

Charlie
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,073
Posted By chaskuss
A few answers and another alternative

Tim,
The old Nippon Denso alternators with the round 3 terminal connector in the rear were used up to the 1992 model year. The oval 3 pin connector with the reduced width pins, started in the 1993...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,270
Posted By chaskuss
I heard back from Erik at GRT this afternoon

Just an FYI for those interested in this thread. I spoke to Eric at GRT on the phone yesterday morning. I explained that I was interested in using the Kavlico P4056 sending units. I then emailed him...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,956
Posted By chaskuss
Possible shorted rectifier diode in the alternator

The symptoms you are reporting and the very short life spans of these batteries coincides exactly like the symptoms of an alternator that has one or more shorted rectifier diodes. 95% of the time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,270
Posted By chaskuss
Larry I think you and I simply have different...

Larry I think you and I simply have different interpretations of what was being asked. I viewed his question to mean did GRT offer to sell the EIS unit with the Kavlico senders. They do not. However...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,521
Posted By chaskuss
Mike, thanks for the link to the excellent...

Mike, thanks for the link to the excellent Kitplanes article.

Charlie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,270
Posted By chaskuss
Rich, GRT does not offer Kavlico transducers as...

Rich, GRT does not offer Kavlico transducers as an option at this point in time. However I got off the phone with Eric at GRT earlier this morning. I explained to him the basic parameters of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By chaskuss
The rest of the story

Later I had more issues as the pre punched holes on both horizontal skins ran off the flange of the forward Spar at the inboard edges. Studying the problem I realized the issue was that both the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By chaskuss
More to the point is your horizontal stabilizer...

More to the point is your horizontal stabilizer the older pre-punched kit or the newer matched hole kit? Too bad you actually kept going to the point of riveting. There's obviously a defect either in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By chaskuss
Definitely install the control box and preferably...

Definitely install the control box and preferably also the map sensor inside the fuselage. In the automotive World about 95% of all cars and trucks have the PCM ( powertrain control module AKA engine...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By chaskuss
What version?

Bob, what version of the Electroair electronic ignition did you purchase? Is the pickup mounted in the right mag hole or is the pickup counting the teeth on the starter ring gear?

Charlie
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,521
Posted By chaskuss
Examples of each Style please

Jerry could you please provide links to examples of each of the two styles of oil cooler you have spoken about? Would I surmise correctly to think that the old Harrison is an example of one style and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By chaskuss
The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

14.4 volts is within the normal charging range for GM Chrysler and Nippon Denso alternators. You need to raise the alarm level on your mini. Ford voltage Regulators normal is 13.8 to 15 volts. If...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By chaskuss
It's been done and done well

See

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=727606&postcount=4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By chaskuss
Phil, While you were wearing your Builders hat...

Phil,
While you were wearing your Builders hat that internal voltage regulator alternator sure was nice because it's simplified wiring and building isn't it? However now that you're wearing your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,511
Posted By chaskuss
The answer

David was kind enough to contact me by private message with the answer. The camshaft in question is Lycoming part number 76097. I believe this is one of the first generation of Lycoming cams to have...
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By chaskuss
Improving the bite of a screwdriver on a Phillips screw

One common mechanics tip that I haven't seen mentioned is this. Dip the tip of your screwdriver into some valve grinding paste prior to removing each screw which doesn't want to come out. This will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,333
Posted By chaskuss
The red Rubber intake connectors are available through Continental

It appears that the red high temp rubber connectors that David & Michael mentioned are available through Continental. Are used on their Titan experimental engines. You can see some photographs of...
Forum: Primers 10-17-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By chaskuss
I would clean using Prepsol or similar....

I would clean using Prepsol or similar. Absolutely do not scuff the Alodine surface. Doing so will negate all the time and money you spent on the Alodine. FYI, Alodine improves the bonding of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By chaskuss
There are no photos with your post. Have you read...

There are no photos with your post. Have you read the sticky post regarding attachments on this forum?
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,278
Posted By chaskuss
Wink A possible workaround for this delay

I was advised to create a dummy engine to do all my firewall forward work. This avoids a situation where you've invested tens of thousands of dollars on a lump of metal that will be sitting on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By chaskuss
Bill, Would it be possible to Post a photograph...

Bill,
Would it be possible to Post a photograph of the issue?

Charlie
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By chaskuss
As a first step why not try using a double...

As a first step why not try using a double gasket?

Charlie
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