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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By gasman
Not normally a location that will leak. But...

Not normally a location that will leak. But another way is to pro seal the seam edge before paint.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By gasman
Though you have given 15 years of service to the...

Though you have given 15 years of service to the Van's Aircraft community, Van has you to thank for a potion of their fantastic success.... and to the fact that many builders problems have been...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By gasman
Surface scratches in stainless are not a problem...

Surface scratches in stainless are not a problem as you would find in aluminum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,158
Posted By gasman
It was just another wonderful evening flight till...

It was just another wonderful evening flight till I was abeam the numbers and reached down to apply a notch of flaps, with no response.
I looked down to see my flap handle was held down with my seat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By gasman
Oil pressure is the only engine gauge that I have...

Oil pressure is the only engine gauge that I have a backup for.... Van's original and MGL. Two separate systems.

I will only go into panic mode if both gauges read low or high.
Forum: RV-3 04-02-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By gasman
You just ramp the top of the notch so the pin can...

You just ramp the top of the notch so the pin can just slide out without pushing the button. Do not do this on the first (flaps up) notch.

I did this eight years ago on my 6A and it is great to just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-02-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By gasman
The RED cube will not tell you the true level of...

The RED cube will not tell you the true level of the fuel in the tank.... like if the cap came off and the fuel was sucked out........:eek:

"Low fuel warning" flashing on your screen is a BIG...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-01-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By gasman
Now is the time to give yourself some extra space...

Now is the time to give yourself some extra space by cutting the arm rest down and replace the formed lip with a piece of angle. You will never place your arm there, it will only be your elbow and it...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,295
Posted By gasman
So how did the RV3 survive over 48 years without...

So how did the RV3 survive over 48 years without any balanced elevators.....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-29-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By gasman
Let's not overlook the oil pump finger screen...

Let's not overlook the oil pump finger screen located at the lower back of the sump......

That's where you will find the big pieces that didn't make it to the filter.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,132
Posted By gasman
Cheap and uses no power.........

Cheap and uses no power...... https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/dri-z-air-dehumidifier-0790014p.html

It works very well. But be careful with the gathered moisture, it becomes corrosive after being...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By gasman
Look at door edge trim.........

Look at door edge trim.........
Forum: Tools 03-26-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By gasman
The USAF had us oil our air tools (that we are...

The USAF had us oil our air tools (that we are going to use) with 3 drops at start of work session....Never had a problem with air tools.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By gasman
Did you get the plans with the aircraft? In the...

Did you get the plans with the aircraft? In the plans, you will find the correct way to wire the starter.

If you don't have the plans, contact Van's and purchase them... check their website.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By gasman
I use clean water and a terry cloth, rinse often,...

I use clean water and a terry cloth, rinse often, clean in line with the aircraft. Do not press hard till the dirt is lifted off. The terry cloth will collect the dirt within the fibers. Wring out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,441
Posted By gasman
That's the one I was talking about......;)

That's the one I was talking about......;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,441
Posted By gasman
If that happens, you can go back online and copy...

If that happens, you can go back online and copy another cert as long as it has NOT expired..... you can print as many as you want.

You carry this in your wallet as you did your medical cert.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By gasman
Here is an air filter test. See how your K&N...

Here is an air filter test. See how your K&N filter rated..... shocking :eek:

https://www.nicoclub.com/archives/kn-vs-oem-filter.html

I am still looking for a replacement. Not easy to find.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By gasman
A touch and go is good practice for a go...

A touch and go is good practice for a go around.

A stop and go leaves a lot of runway behind you...... that is useless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,143
Posted By gasman
Maybe all you need to do for your motor in cold...

Maybe all you need to do for your motor in cold Seattle climates is to use this.... https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/phillipsxc.php
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By gasman
This is an area that Van's decided to change the...

This is an area that Van's decided to change the procedure between the RV6 and the upgraded RV7. When I did my canopy frame, I followed the instructions for the RV6 and all went well. All of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By gasman
This part produced for the RV6,A was a perfect...

This part produced for the RV6,A was a perfect fit, at least for the two that I have done. But when Van's upgraded to the RV7,A something changed and they have yet to correct it.... very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By gasman
Every hatchback built in the last 50 years use...

Every hatchback built in the last 50 years use struts like these, and they are held in the compressed position 99.99% of their life.

Install with the rod end down. This helps lube the seal and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,500
Posted By gasman
Hi Gregg, You already have a Rolo so that means...

Hi Gregg,

You already have a Rolo so that means you are going to do tubing. I used a tubing bender from HF.... https://www.harborfreight.com/tubing-bender-3755.html?_br_psugg_q=tube+bender you will...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-15-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,860
Posted By gasman
Here.........

Here...... https://vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hp_limts.pdf
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By gasman
You can go right to the post like this.......

You can go right to the post like this.... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1262416&postcount=5

by clicking on the post # and copy it .
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By gasman
This will do it.... Use the pressure needed, it...

This will do it.... Use the pressure needed, it will come out.

Apply a good amount of pressure and then tap firmly on the end of the c clamp screw with a hammer.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By gasman
HTE or High Transfer Efficiency guns are worth...

HTE or High Transfer Efficiency guns are worth looking into.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By gasman
Just run a tap through the hole, install the bolt...

Just run a tap through the hole, install the bolt and then install a nut on the back side. That would need you to drill the tap size first.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By gasman
It'not your order..... Call, they will make it...

It'not your order..... Call, they will make it right.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-30-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,146
Posted By gasman
Dave Anders figured that max climb would increase...

Dave Anders figured that max climb would increase about 1 fpm for every pound removed from the plane.

You mentioned that the motor was rebuilt. If the cam was installed one tooth off, it would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,910
Posted By gasman
Sam, I do agree, it is a very easy install.........

Sam, I do agree, it is a very easy install...... a BIG plus.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,910
Posted By gasman
For $275.00 less, why not install an SDS........

For $275.00 less, why not install an SDS..... http://www.sdsefi.com/cpi.htm .... https://www.surefly.aero/products
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,156
Posted By gasman
That's one way to increase fuel.....:D

That's one way to increase fuel.....:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,869
Posted By gasman
Try this......

Try this... https://www.harborfreight.com/automatic-center-punch-with-brass-handle-62141.html?_br_psugg_q=spring+center+punch for a canpoy break out tool. Requires less than 2 inches of arm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By gasman
Skytec starters come with the solenoid mounted on...

Skytec starters come with the solenoid mounted on the starter . For that reason, a second starter solenoid is installed right next to the master solenoid to control the current to the starter.

Even...
Forum: Propellers 01-24-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,022
Posted By gasman
Prop tip speed

Quote....

Default Best Prop Tip Speed?
Having friends with RV's (mostly 8's), the discussion comes up about propeller design, and the efficiency in certain rpm settings.

A former prop engineer for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,490
Posted By gasman
Or just purchase this.......

Or just purchase this.... https://usaoilfilters.com/product/s15/ and save $21.00 and it includes the cup wrench.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By gasman
Most questions like this can be answered in the...

Most questions like this can be answered in the builders manual that came with your airplane or is available from Van's. They would not be able to give you an answer over the phone without you giving...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-11-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By gasman
Hi David, I did this to a O360 that was not...

Hi David,

I did this to a O360 that was not going to be installed for an extended (still not installed) period of time. I removed the intake tubes and capped off the intake and exhaust ports with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 2,821
Posted By gasman
Here is one .......

Here is one .... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1398168&postcount=1
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-06-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,325
Posted By gasman
Why wouldn't you use a battery like this as a...

Why wouldn't you use a battery like this as a back up battery.......

Mighty Max Battery ML18-12 - 12V 18AH CB19-12 SLA AGM Rechargeable Deep Cycle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,131
Posted By gasman
I fly just like this most of the time. I keep the...

I fly just like this most of the time. I keep the oil temp high by adjusting my butterfly oil cooler outlet.
And I always lean to the max. burn is 5.5 gal. per hour at 150 mph.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-31-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,797
Posted By gasman
Check the extinguisher that you used. ABC, the...

Check the extinguisher that you used. ABC, the most common powder type are very corrosive to aluminum and electrical connections.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-27-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,797
Posted By gasman
"Now, back to the phone for a reminder of the...

"Now, back to the phone for a reminder of the Cleveland brake lining conditioning sequence... Oh yes, taxi 1500 feet with engine at 1700 rpm and brake(s) applied. *Stop. *Let cool 3 minutes, then...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-25-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,325
Posted By gasman
With the PC680 considered in the test, maybe the...

With the PC680 considered in the test, maybe the test should be duration per pound.

But then it gets very expensive........:eek:
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By gasman
Unless you are going for max leg room, the pedal...

Unless you are going for max leg room, the pedal does not need to be tilted that far forward. The weldment can be rotated toward the pilot during cable installation to allow the top of the brake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,810
Posted By gasman
Dog in the back seat.........

Dog in the back seat...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NvBGb5lf78
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,755
Posted By gasman
RV6A with metal FP prop..... Slips very nice but...

RV6A with metal FP prop..... Slips very nice but does not have the drag of the Warrior. Keep the nose down during a slip, if you let it lift and increase the AOA, the top wing will stall and pull you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By gasman
This entire connection should be coated with...

This entire connection should be coated with DE-OX before installation. This IS the outpath of the current.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,625
Posted By gasman
Yes, that's your option. Just keep this in...

Yes, that's your option. Just keep this in mind.... several people at the Petaluma airport were GIVEN new motors by Chevron after they purchased contaminated fuel and were found through the use of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,625
Posted By gasman
Why not drop the letter and use simple numbers...

Why not drop the letter and use simple numbers that can be easily said and understood.
Also, numbers are much easier to enter at the gas pump.
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
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, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,887
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, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
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, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
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, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,171
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
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, 08:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,009
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
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.
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