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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,785
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: 1,108
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: 26
Views: 3,615
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: 1,170
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: 2,572
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: 4,491
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: 13,364
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: 1,180
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: 13,364
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: 5,143
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: 5,143
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: 13
Views: 1,213
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: 481
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: 315
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: 2,860
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: 5,411
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: 4,491
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: 9,111
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: 632
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: 29
Views: 32,550
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: 1,963
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: 2,097
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: 312
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
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By gasman
That's the part that only moves less than .10"...

That's the part that only moves less than .10" during the life of the pad....

Sorry I wasn't clear on this.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By gasman
The pins don't slide in and out... The first time...

The pins don't slide in and out... The first time you set the brakes after replacing the pads, the pins move in so the pads contact the disc. After that first set, the pins only move a few thousands...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By gasman
I had an ICOM handheld...... what a PITA. Having...

I had an ICOM handheld...... what a PITA. Having to hold down a button to turn it on and off.

If nothing else, get a unit with an on off switch so you can control it with your master if you have it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
Posted By gasman
I sat in mine with the bolts snug and string tied...

I sat in mine with the bolts snug and string tied to each pedal, pushed on them and pulled the string till I found the perfect fit..... then I drilled for the master.

As far as bolts, look at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
Posted By gasman
Just make sure you have the proper tilt to the...

Just make sure you have the proper tilt to the pedals and you won't have the dragging brake problem. Do not set up the pedals to match the vertical weldment. They must tilt toward the firewall. Your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By gasman
Exactly....... Nothing more boring than walking...

Exactly....... Nothing more boring than walking up to a nice RV at Oshkosh and looking at the panel to see nothing.... nothing but black shut off screens and a few switches..............:(
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By gasman
Already had Van's OP gauge and sender mounted on...

Already had Van's OP gauge and sender mounted on top brace. Just installed a "T" and added VDO sender for MGL Xtreme.

The only sender that worked double was Van's tach sending unit works his tach...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By gasman
I left the oil pressure gauge and sender as a...

I left the oil pressure gauge and sender as a back-up...... That's the one gauge that would make me get on the ground asap. The senders do have a high failure rate.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By gasman
The EI power IS the ignition switch. The power...

The EI power IS the ignition switch. The power should go directly from the battery to the switch (key or toggle).

Rotate CCW from the rear.

First, test the light. All plug wires removed and a plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By gasman
Go to the FAA website and check your A/C records.

Go to the FAA website and check your A/C records.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,669
Posted By gasman
Aero Electric Connection has this about checking...

Aero Electric Connection has this about checking battery condition....... http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/battest.pdf
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By gasman
You might find something under 3ooo hours if so,...

You might find something under 3ooo hours if so, with good records, I would change rod bearings and install a new top end. This would be a motor with no leaks and the 3000 hours used up in less than...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,962
Posted By gasman
Gil, You missed my point.

Gil, You missed my point.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,962
Posted By gasman
Give more consideration to that index card. You...

Give more consideration to that index card. You will continue to use it way after you stop using your drill bits.
Forum: Tools 02-11-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,381
Posted By gasman
1/16" cable is way more flexible to get a snug...

1/16" cable is way more flexible to get a snug fit. The ferrule would grip the cable better than a solid wire.
Forum: Tools 02-11-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,381
Posted By gasman
A while back I was testing 1/16" hardware store...

A while back I was testing 1/16" hardware store cable for a project. I crimped a loop at each end with hardware store ferrules and used my wire crimpers... three crimps per ferrule.

The first strand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By gasman
Twenty years ago I built a shop, 45X35. I lit the...

Twenty years ago I built a shop, 45X35. I lit the shop with 18 4' shop lights from the big box store at a cost of $9 each. The 4' tubes cost 99 cents each. The shop has been well light.

Not one...
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,796
Posted By gasman
The filter will drain just fine with just the...

The filter will drain just fine with just the drain hole punched in it.
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,796
Posted By gasman
What a shame...... They took a very simple...

What a shame...... They took a very simple product and made a big deal out of it.

The one I purchased from spruce was a punch and a band that had a small tube with an o ring on it to seal the drain...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By gasman
If I was going to install an access door to the...

If I was going to install an access door to the stem, I would want it big enough to remove the cap with my fingers.

Looks very nice though........ Value......:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,026
Posted By gasman
This guy...

This guy http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=933185&postcount=5 gets the award for simple.... maybe bigger casters.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By gasman
Yes, And what did those upgrades cost you? And...

Yes, And what did those upgrades cost you? And what would be the damage if it failed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By gasman
George, Thank you for your post. It is sad that...

George, Thank you for your post. It is sad that you had to pay $108.00 to correct their engineering errors.

I will look elsewhere for my next ignition purchase.
Forum: Safety 01-23-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By gasman
It does cause a lot of drag on the spindle even...

It does cause a lot of drag on the spindle even at room temp. The spindle is designed not to be lubed. The nylon and brass, seat just fine dry.

The stock spring will press the spindle into the...
Forum: Safety 01-23-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By gasman
............. To add to Dan's post.... If...

.............
To add to Dan's post....

If installed with servicing in mind and you leave access to the cap, you can service this valve without removing any plumbing.

The only parts to replace are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By gasman
If it has been waxed, all you need is a terry...

If it has been waxed, all you need is a terry cloth and a bucket of about 3 gallons of clear water. Wipe area down with saturated cloth, rinse cloth, wring out and wipe dry. The belly, I wipe down...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,068
Posted By gasman
Actually a wrapped rudder might keep it from...

Actually a wrapped rudder might keep it from cracking.......;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By gasman
Purchase a 1/2" drive Beam torque wrench..........

Purchase a 1/2" drive Beam torque wrench....... mine is a Craftsman. This is used to install spark plugs. The head is small and will fit the upper plugs with no problem. The reason I use a beam is it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,256
Posted By gasman
QUOTE......Essolube Xd3 15w40 (EXXON for you) and...

QUOTE......Essolube Xd3 15w40 (EXXON for you) and Shell's rotella t are designed/formulated for either gas or diesel severe duty , high friction type applications.(flat tappet engines) it does have P...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-06-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 18,990
Posted By gasman
Doug, what I am curious about is what happened to...

Doug, what I am curious about is what happened to XD3 15w40?

Thanks up front for your response....... now back to P mags.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,011
Posted By gasman
If you are cruising along and run out of fuel,...

If you are cruising along and run out of fuel, don't touch anything.... just switch tanks and be sure the valve is in position, then switch on the fuel pump. It will probably be running before you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,230
Posted By gasman
Then he got ripped off by the recycle...

Then he got ripped off by the recycle company.

He could have removed the data plate and removed the plane from the FAA records and local county and donated the structure only to a school for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,011
Posted By gasman
I did the same thing back when I wanted to...

I did the same thing back when I wanted to calibrate my dipstick (gets me within 3/10 gal at fill up). When the motor quit, I switched tanks without using the aux pump..... fired up in less than...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,870
Posted By gasman
This issue is also evident in the RV6. So if...

This issue is also evident in the RV6. So if Van's carried it over to the 7, there must be a reason. Just gotta get over it and build on.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,336
Posted By gasman
Very impressive without fairings..........

Very impressive without fairings..........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By gasman
I would mock up a wooden part to fit in final...

I would mock up a wooden part to fit in final location. glue all parts. Then make a Jig to fit the wooden part. Fit your finished parts to the jig and weld up...... Now you can make the same part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By gasman
I used a K mart bean bag. Removed 1/2 the beans...

I used a K mart bean bag. Removed 1/2 the beans and placed them in a king pillowcase. This allows them to shape over bulkhead and fill in the floor to bulkhead height....... Actually very comfortable.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-25-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,666
Posted By gasman
I think the problem people have had in the past...

I think the problem people have had in the past is causing the lug to slightly rotate during nut tightening by not having a wrench on the inner nut. This causes the paddle contact to rotate even...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,659
Posted By gasman
Yes, I guess it is considered a "vertical tail...

Yes, I guess it is considered a "vertical tail surface".......:o
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