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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By PerfTech
….All vacuum kits sold, include the bypass valve...

….All vacuum kits sold, include the bypass valve pre-installed
in the plumbing. They also include instructions on installation
and regular maintenance. Thanks, Allan..:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By PerfTech
…. Thank You!!!!!! I won the bet! I knew someone...

…. Thank You!!!!!! I won the bet! I knew someone (and bet $20 on) would ask
this question. This tool is really turning out to be a gold mine. Thanks, Allan:D:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By PerfTech
…. I can't believe we didn't think of this...

…. I can't believe we didn't think of this before! I will look at this
feature, to see if we can incorporate it into our website. Wow!
"Automatic Billing & Ship" What a great concept, I love it!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By PerfTech
. I don't think it would work very well this...

.
I don't think it would work very well this way, and unfortunately there just
isn't enough margin in this one for us to include a drill press with the purchase
of the tool. Thanks,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By PerfTech
Wow!

….I put this tool up here yesterday afternoon, and last night
and today we sold 41 pcs. You guys are really great! We very
much appreciate your support. Thank you all, Allan :D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By PerfTech
New Tool & Video!!!!! (May 2018)

....We have a new tool that can make a troublesome job much less so!
Go to our website and check out our new "Tire Bead Breaker" and the
accompanying video. Should you like what you see, they are...
Forum: Safety 05-15-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,490
Posted By PerfTech
..The "Nose Job" installed on this aircraft,...

..The "Nose Job" installed on this aircraft, suffered a severe
impact on one of the prior landing attempts, that was violent
enough to defeat it, and the gear leg as well. At that point
it became...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By PerfTech
... No that's great! Thank you, Allan..:D:D

... No that's great! Thank you, Allan..:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By PerfTech
Carb Heat

....I thought our carb heat muff will be of interest to some, so here are a few pictures. This is one of the prototypes and most likely the design we are going to produce. They are all stainless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By PerfTech
...Mine was the Vans manual gauge!..:D

...Mine was the Vans manual gauge!..:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By PerfTech
Same as stated!

...I have had the exact fuel pressure changes, and was concerned so i changed the mechanical pump. The new pump acts and responds exactly like the one i took off, with no changes. It appears this is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 98,126
Posted By PerfTech
This is it!

...Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century A D 25th Century...:D
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By PerfTech
RV-14 Needed!!!!

.....We would like to purchase an RV-14 in process, at some stage of assembly, or kits, with no engine or avionics, your place in line for quick build parts Etc.. We are trying to avoid the wait time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By PerfTech
Talking RV-14 Needed!!!!

.... We need access to an RV-14 in or near So Cal or Az. to test fit our "Ultimate Gust Lock". We will compensate the owner with product or ? for the use of their aircraft. If you are interested, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By PerfTech
....The -4 Gs we did wasn't by choice, and even...

....The -4 Gs we did wasn't by choice, and even with the 5 point a regulation size man will still hit his head in a hard downdraft at speed. I tried it with the lap belt so tight it was extremely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By PerfTech
...Absolutely not! They are exactly where they...

...Absolutely not! They are exactly where they should be to do the job they were designed to do.
What I have in mind will have them doing double duty if you will, without effecting their original...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By PerfTech
I guess I need to get busy!!!

...Wow! Its only been about 4 hours since my last post in this thread, and
already I have nine e-mails expressing interest in the belt and harness kit or
mod I talked about. I am saving all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By PerfTech
....When we had our experience, we only had four...

....When we had our experience, we only had four points, I ordered five points the very next day! I now absolutely refuse to let anyone in my airplane unfasten their belts, in flight in my RV after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By PerfTech
...Yes! That would be me. Thanks,...

...Yes! That would be me. Thanks, Allan..:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By PerfTech
....Actually now that you said this, it reminded...

....Actually now that you said this, it reminded me of one we experienced in one of our RV-9As, going through the Banning pass in So Cal. It was violent enough to break the canopy, and the back of it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By PerfTech
....Only cruise in smooth air at the quoted...

....Only cruise in smooth air at the quoted speeds, and have
performed many mods to add some extra strength in critical
areas. We may offer some more of these mods on our website
in the future. We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By PerfTech
....160 HP 320. I do run my rpm up higher, as my...

....160 HP 320. I do run my rpm up higher, as my prop is modified to work better at the higher rpm. This will allow the engine to make a few more horses. I have also paid a lot of attention to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By PerfTech
Talking ... I think there are a few things in this thread...

... I think there are a few things in this thread that were overlooked and possibly could be misconstrued by some. I see these numbers thrown out from Van's website for comparison purposes, and no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,142
Posted By PerfTech
....Actually the presents of oil (even in small...

....Actually the presents of oil (even in small amounts) in the fuel,
or in the combustion process, reduces the octane. This reduction
can allow detonation to begin. Once started, it can be self...
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,500
Posted By PerfTech
Balancing!!!!

.... All the tires on our aircraft need to be balanced and trued if needed. The monster recaps are a little larger and a lot heavier! This being said, it only stands to reason that an out of balance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By PerfTech
....Don't forget to check wheel for being out of...

....Don't forget to check wheel for being out of round! If it is, you will never cure the shake with that tire. You can send your tire and wheel in to us for service, and we will get rid of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-14-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,336
Posted By PerfTech
Drift!

....Tremendous thread drift here!....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-13-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,336
Posted By PerfTech
My Typical Numbers!

... Here is a shot of the numbers that I typically see in economy cruise.
This fight was at 8500ft. but can still provide you with a lot of information.
The typical fuel burn is 6.8 GPH at this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,860
Posted By PerfTech
Actuation Question!

.... I had a question posed to me and thought it prudent to post it and
my answer, as I am sure others will think of this possibility as well.

Question; Any suggestions on a control? I’ve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By PerfTech
...I found some 1" X 5" at a local lumber yard....

...I found some 1" X 5" at a local lumber yard. Thanks, Allan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,860
Posted By PerfTech
......They sandwich between the baffle and the...

......They sandwich between the baffle and the oil cooler,
and are about 1/8th" thick. Thanks, Allan..:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By PerfTech
Gear Stiffeners

....Your gear legs will feel just a bit stiffer but not a problem. The stiffeners made of wood primarily add rigidity for & aft rather than up & down. I did
several tests with pine, oak, 7075...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,860
Posted By PerfTech
...Will have photos, pricing etc this coming week...

...Will have photos, pricing etc this coming week on our website.
Thanks, Allan..:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,860
Posted By PerfTech
Oil Cooler Shutters!!!!

... We are assembling units now, and will begin shipping this Friday!
We apologize for taking so long to bring this product to market, and
you guys that ordered and said you would wait, Thank You...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,797
Posted By PerfTech
...Desser does not recap these nose wheels! Or...

...Desser does not recap these nose wheels! Or any brand in this size.
Also, They limit other size casings to only one cycle (1 re-cap). We use their tires when ever possible, and must say they are...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,625
Posted By PerfTech
........we are still looking??????:D

........we are still looking??????:D
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,625
Posted By PerfTech
RV-14 Ultimate Gust Lock!!!!

....We need a RV-14 in so cal to test fit and bless our new gust lock on. we will give product, and be very grateful for any and all help. Thanks, Allan..:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By PerfTech
....Come on you guys! Somebody must have one in...

....Come on you guys! Somebody must have one in so cal..:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By PerfTech
RV-14 Ultimate Gust Locks!

....We have the parts made for the RV-14, and need access to an aircraft in southern Ca. to do the final test fit Etc. to. Anyone in the area willing to help, we will make it worth your time and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,264
Posted By PerfTech
... Dan, you are an artist! Your work is a work...

... Dan, you are an artist! Your work is a work of art. Thanks, Allan..:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,264
Posted By PerfTech
... The majority of these aircraft do not operate...

... The majority of these aircraft do not operate in the extreme heat like Ca.Tex. Az. etc. It would stand to reason that most or many don't have the problem in cooler climates. In our testing I took...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,264
Posted By PerfTech
...I am aware and in agreement with most of the...

...I am aware and in agreement with most of the above. This being said, it doesn't change the fact that many people are experiencing very high CHTs on climb-out on hot days. They are finding it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,264
Posted By PerfTech
...Well tom, I agree that baffling, timing,...

...Well tom, I agree that baffling, timing, mixture and all the normal possible causes for excessive heat should be addressed, and corrected if possible first. One would assume this to be the case...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-13-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By PerfTech
...I have the same issue, only mine is four times...

...I have the same issue, only mine is four times as long. If anyone has a good solution that preferably doesn't involve any work, I am interested! ..:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,649
Posted By PerfTech
....Just add another sticker that says! "This...

....Just add another sticker that says!
"This superior flying machine is
built far beyond those standards"
Forum: Autopilots 09-05-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By PerfTech
Possible cause!

.....Mine did this same thing and it turned out to be the
shear pin on the aileron servo arm. It had just a little
drag so it would engage, work a little bit then do the
same thing as yours. This...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,322
Posted By PerfTech
well used!!!!

.... If he turned it around there are lots of landings
left on the other half!...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,672
Posted By PerfTech
....Mine originally performed as yours, right on...

....Mine originally performed as yours, right on Van's numbers as well. I have made many subtle changes, and a few not so subtle ones over the years. these changes in drag, along with engine peak...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,672
Posted By PerfTech
....I cruise and plan cross country at 175 knots...

....I cruise and plan cross country at 175 knots on 7.3 gph! Not to bad?:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,672
Posted By PerfTech
....Don't forget speed, 9 is faster, more...

....Don't forget speed, 9 is faster, more economical, takes off shorter, lands shorter, climbs faster, and allows you to say,"Mine is bigger than yours". :D:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By PerfTech
....The overall width of the wheel assembly is...

....The overall width of the wheel assembly is supposed to be 4.560" and to make assembling things easy, it is nice to have a little clearance in the fork (say 4.600" or so). If you have a scissor...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By PerfTech
....Before you remove it from your plane, give it...

....Before you remove it from your plane, give it a spin to visually check it for being round, with no more than about .060" run-out. Any more than this can cause issues. The Aero Classic tires are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By PerfTech
....I know a couple of guys in the inland empire...

....I know a couple of guys in the inland empire that can handle training and mods if you so desire. Just give us a call. Thanks, Allan...:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-11-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By PerfTech
Evacuation Valve

......Here is a list of the Delco part numbers that interchange.
We do not recommend any of the after market valves that are
available, IE Napa, Standard, Ross etc. We have tried all of them
and had...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-07-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By PerfTech
....Delco Reme #22041202 is the correct one, and...

....Delco Reme #22041202 is the correct one, and is far superior quality!
Thanks, Allan...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 862
Posted By PerfTech
...Move it as you say, inboard as far as...

...Move it as you say, inboard as far as possible, and to the rear edge of the honeycomb sandwich in the cowl. Thanks, Allan..:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By PerfTech
... Very sorry to hear you are having...

... Very sorry to hear you are having difficulties! Take your multi meter and check the current draw. It should not exceed 300 mil amps each. if it does, check to see it is moving freely and not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,237
Posted By PerfTech
...Actually the best for this is the copper ones...

...Actually the best for this is the copper ones (Chore Boys). You still will be lacking when the throttle is retarded. Another option that works well is a 12 volt car heaters of the 300 watt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By PerfTech
....We have not had this issue so it was most...

....We have not had this issue so it was most likely an adjustment learning curve. Drop me an E-Mail with your name, address, and model information so we can send you a new one. Thanks, Allan...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,103
Posted By PerfTech
....This potential problem was mentioned in an...

....This potential problem was mentioned in an earlier post and is easily addressed by pulling a vacuum between layers prior to sealing. End of issue!...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,103
Posted By PerfTech
Talking Windshield

... We had a guy that flew his plane (RV-7A) to our facility in Redlands, Ca. to get all his wheels modified with our sealed bearings Etc. We noticed his windshield molding was carbon fiber and...
Forum: Safety 06-22-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,105
Posted By PerfTech
....I actually had a low wing aircraft with a...

....I actually had a low wing aircraft with a fuel valve set up this way, and I will say it required extra care in use. It had a fuel circulation pump on each tank that could be operated...
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