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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-22-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By gasman
Yep.... You can also replace the T handle with...

Yep.... You can also replace the T handle with any knob from the hardware store. The shank is a standard size. The lock is less than 1/4 turn, and it's friction. I use it to control my oil temp.
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By gasman
You can take the next size smaller bushing and...

You can take the next size smaller bushing and splice it with a razor blade, slip it over the cable and snap it into the existing bushing. This will give more wear surface for the cable, and if it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,496
Posted By gasman
Van used the same math on the three, that was...

Van used the same math on the three, that was used to create the great pyramid.......:)
https://www.ancient.eu/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza/

It was the base feel for the next 11 models. And what all other...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By gasman
You might want to check around for a airfoil...

You might want to check around for a airfoil profile jig for an RV4 or 6 and the instructions from the build manual.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By gasman
In the 40 years of owning and operating...

In the 40 years of owning and operating lycomings, all I have ever used to lube the filter is the oil from the quarts going in, and 3/4 turn past contact and have NEVER HAD a problem with a filter...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By gasman
Place the handle back on the shaft and replace...

Place the handle back on the shaft and replace the screw hand tight.

Now grab the handle and pull up the shaft along with the cone.

There is an o ring on the shaft as it passes through the nut. And...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,395
Posted By gasman
During a differential pressure test, the valve is...

During a differential pressure test, the valve is seated slowly as the motor is turned by hand. The valve will almost always seat. Running at 2300 rpm the valve has many opportunities to hit off...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-04-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,653
Posted By gasman
As the brushes wear, they may catch in their...

As the brushes wear, they may catch in their holder and not feed out to make contact. If that is the case, you could tap the housing with a screwdriver handle and see if it will release the stuck...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,637
Posted By gasman
Best understood as revolutions over it's life.

Best understood as revolutions over it's life.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-26-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By gasman
Did Mark sell his 6A and build a 7A??

Did Mark sell his 6A and build a 7A??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By gasman
Piper sets the location of the prop. Example......

Piper sets the location of the prop. Example... 160 hp warriors 12/6. 150 hp warriors 10/4.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,538
Posted By gasman
It is if that's all you have connected to the +...

It is if that's all you have connected to the + terminal.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,431
Posted By gasman
[/QUOTE] Wondering how one might find tower...

[/QUOTE]

Wondering how one might find tower telephone numbers for unfamiliar airfields while airborne. I had no idea this was possible. I can't even find the number for our local airport.

Cheers,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-21-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By gasman
A probe set at 45 deg from the pitot is used as a...

A probe set at 45 deg from the pitot is used as a base for a differential pressure AOA gauge. That should be a good start for you.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By gasman
Is this really a compression test? A proper...

Is this really a compression test?

A proper compression test would be accomplished with an automotive type compression gauge screwed into the spark plug hole and measures the compressed volume of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-09-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By gasman
You should be excited..... That interior looks...

You should be excited..... That interior looks amazing and should by cool in the summer.

Could you please report back if you have reflection issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By gasman
a watery mixture of baking soda and a cotton swab...

a watery mixture of baking soda and a cotton swab can clean up most battery leaking issues and save the device if it has not been ignored for a long time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,235
Posted By gasman
These.........

These...... https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-digital-caliper-with-sae-and-metric-fractional-readings-62569.html?_br_psugg_q=digital+caliper will get you through your entire build for under...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By gasman
You should have a good view (camera or mirror) by...

You should have a good view (camera or mirror) by removing #2 cyl.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-02-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,354
Posted By gasman
Here you go.........

Here you go...... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1377409&postcount=9
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By gasman
If they spin that well, then what's keeping them...

If they spin that well, then what's keeping them from spinning during the entire flight?

If the tire gets out of balance then there might be a continuous vibration.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,354
Posted By gasman
If you need anything more than your finger to...

If you need anything more than your finger to flip up the tab on your fuel cap, then your cap nut is adjusted too tight and you will end up breaking the hinge pin.

Properly adjust and lube the O...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By gasman
Look up the part numbers.... if they are the...

Look up the part numbers.... if they are the same, then you can use them. Van is no dummy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By gasman
Good to go then................

Good to go then................
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By gasman
Maybe you should consider all of the other...

Maybe you should consider all of the other issues.

And, If in doubt, Call Van's. They can tell you how to inspect the gear mount.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By gasman
The entire mount is exposed ( if not covered with...

The entire mount is exposed ( if not covered with carpet) so inspecting it for any damage or movement should be easy. Look at each extension where it contacts the fuselage for signs of displacement....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-13-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By gasman
Carefully pull the seal to avoid damaging the...

Carefully pull the seal to avoid damaging the number on the seal. Take it to your local bearing shop and they can find a replacement for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,640
Posted By gasman
Yes, but MAP will tell you if you are getting the...

Yes, but MAP will tell you if you are getting the power loaded to the prop. An under pitched prop will give you 2700 rpm without using all of the available power.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,640
Posted By gasman
"If fixed pitch you can't control MAP (unless you...

"If fixed pitch you can't control MAP (unless you fly higher or lower altitudes). So RPM and density altitude will give you ball park percent power. "

You CAN control manifold pressure up to full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By gasman
No..... but you can remove the shaft and cone...

No..... but you can remove the shaft and cone without removing the valve from the plumbing.

But first try lifting the pointer handle and turning it.

Do a search for "fixing Van's fuel valve"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,545
Posted By gasman
It's not only the cost of the tires and wheels,...

It's not only the cost of the tires and wheels, but also needed is new discs, calipers and maybe new masters.... $$$
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By gasman
OHM'S LAW only applies sometimes??......

OHM'S LAW only applies sometimes??......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,411
Posted By gasman
I have had my 740 since it was introduced. Made a...

I have had my 740 since it was introduced. Made a simple channel clip mounted to the panel. The 740 slips up under it to secure the top of the unit to the panel. The bottom just pushes to the panel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,411
Posted By gasman
Check their web site. I think it is $25 each...

Check their web site. I think it is $25 each extra up to four devices.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,905
Posted By gasman
What I see here is a nose heavy aircraft. This...

What I see here is a nose heavy aircraft. This trim position has nothing to do with landing slow.

"With conventional gear, you can just wheel it on by flying it lowered and lower until the wheels...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 67,118
Posted By gasman
Way too much play.... The proper amount is NONE....

Way too much play.... The proper amount is NONE. If the plane has 80 hours on it, the bolt is not properly installed. It may be too short. The shank must pass through the entire outer tube and be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,158
Posted By gasman
What was the brand name and part number.....

What was the brand name and part number.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By gasman
Does it really do that? Or is the oil sump...

Does it really do that? Or is the oil sump bolted under the crankcase and mostly separated by casting.
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,186
Posted By gasman
Avery had a tool like this.... punch a hole in...

Avery had a tool like this.... punch a hole in the top install band with drain, turn the filter 180 degrees and let it drain.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By gasman
Aluminum angle from your local hardware store. Or...

Aluminum angle from your local hardware store. Or from AC Spruce https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/mepages/alumangle3.php

The nice rounded bend at the bottom makes it more difficult to install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By gasman
Just another item in you way during maintenance.

Just another item in you way during maintenance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,232
Posted By gasman
Two PC680's one alternator. Alternate the battery...

Two PC680's one alternator. Alternate the battery use for each flight. Simple A B switch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By gasman
Rebuilding the 912 ULS

Looks like the RV12 has been out long enough to have mid time motors show up in the fleet.

My question is.... What is a 1000 hour 912 ULS worth, and how much does it cost to rebuild?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By gasman
#1 The vacuum system is a continuous leak. Just...

#1 The vacuum system is a continuous leak. Just make sure your vacuum gauge reads within required volume.

#2 I like to use quality electric marking tape. 3M Scotch #35 Electrical Tape Value Pack...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By gasman
Learn to use your hand tools..... They will save...

Learn to use your hand tools..... They will save you a lot of time and money. By the time you set up a jig, the parts can be done.

When using a band saw, lower the blade guide down close to the part...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,623
Posted By gasman
Vlad, That disc on the right looks just like me...

Vlad, That disc on the right looks just like me old discs. I upgraded to thicker discs 300 hours ago. Inspecting the brakes today, the discs looked like the one on the left in your picture, with no...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,322
Posted By gasman
What is laq.fluid??

What is laq.fluid??
Forum: Job Board 08-05-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By gasman
dyslexic....... I gotta pay attention!

dyslexic....... I gotta pay attention!
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,581
Posted By gasman
Do not use anything on the flair fittings or nuts...

Do not use anything on the flair fittings or nuts that are not taper thread (pipe thread).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,156
Posted By gasman
You are allowed to maintain any experimental...

You are allowed to maintain any experimental aircraft even if you did not build it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,541
Posted By gasman
Sam was the hero of the RV6 building process when...

Sam was the hero of the RV6 building process when you needed to build. Dan was able to show how easy it is to assemble the new RV7 pre-punched kits.......

But Rudy was the one able to video his RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,538
Posted By gasman
9 years in my 6A O320 and so far 5 more years in...

9 years in my 6A O320 and so far 5 more years in my riding mower without ever being on a charger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,541
Posted By gasman
Old Blue....... Van just finished an aerobatic...

Old Blue.......

Van just finished an aerobatic demo at Copper State in Old Blue and then minutes later I was given an introductory ride.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,519
Posted By gasman
What are the dimensions?

What are the dimensions?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By gasman
Take a paper towel and cut in one inch strips....

Take a paper towel and cut in one inch strips. Wrap each connection and tape in place. You will find it soon enough.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By gasman
Could the exposed threads of the adapter create a...

Could the exposed threads of the adapter create a glow plug situation?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By gasman
Installing long reach plugs now will require a...

Installing long reach plugs now will require a good cleaning or replacement of the adapters.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,078
Posted By gasman
White long sleeve shirts with as much cotton as...

White long sleeve shirts with as much cotton as possible. WalMart George brand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By gasman
If you want to increase your odds, do like the...

If you want to increase your odds, do like the motorcycle world has done......

Run with your land lights on ALL THE TIME.... It costs you almost nothing. If it's heading towards you, you can see it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,728
Posted By gasman
39 years changing oil filters on O320's that I...

39 years changing oil filters on O320's that I have owned, using fresh engine oil on filter seal and installing with ONLY 3/4 turn after contact..... NEVER EVER had a problem removing the filter with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,958
Posted By gasman
Dan, why not store the cylinders in the cargo...

Dan, why not store the cylinders in the cargo area and run HP lines down to the solenoid.

Have you figured out how many rounds you get from a pound of propane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By gasman
Claude, The pilot masters get their fluid from...

Claude, The pilot masters get their fluid from the co-pilot side. As the braked wear down and require more fluid to take up pad wear, the air bubble might make it to your side...... but it will be a...
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