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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By gasman
Found one........ Thank You

Found one........

Thank You
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-14-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By gasman
WTB.... Ping buddy

Looking for a Ping buddy.

If you have one you want to get rid of... I would like to purchase it.

PM or EM through VAF.
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,184
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, 08:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,214
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, 11:39 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 15,115
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, 05:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,743
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, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,179
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, 10:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,743
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, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
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, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,804
Posted By gasman
Very impressive without fairings..........

Very impressive without fairings..........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
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, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,204
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, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By gasman
Yes, I guess it is considered a "vertical tail...

Yes, I guess it is considered a "vertical tail surface".......:o
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By gasman
12 inch required if 181 knot cruse or over. 3...

12 inch required if 181 knot cruse or over. 3 inch not allowed under horizontal stab, or on rudder.

Caution with thickness of number and spacing.
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By gasman
The next smaller bushing can be split with a...

The next smaller bushing can be split with a razer to expand enough to place over the cable and snap into the existing bushing.
Forum: RV-4 12-10-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By gasman
If a nyloc nut fell off, I would expect a frozen...

If a nyloc nut fell off, I would expect a frozen rod end to back off the bolt. But with the proper bolt thread exposure, I don't see how a first time used nyloc nut can ever fall off of the bolt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By gasman
You might try going to Vans site and see if you...

You might try going to Vans site and see if you can find them on "THE LIST"
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,169
Posted By gasman
" Is there an inlet/exit area ratio that we can...

" Is there an inlet/exit area ratio that we can use as a starting point? "

Contact Dave Anders, he figured this all out over 18 years ago. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=26615
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,562
Posted By gasman
In a perfect brake system (no leaks) if your...

In a perfect brake system (no leaks) if your reservoir was low on fluid, it would mean that your brake pads are worn down and have moved toward the disc along with the piston. If you push the piston...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By gasman
Van's gauges are very easy to troubleshoot. If...

Van's gauges are very easy to troubleshoot. If you don't have the procedure that came with every gauge, you can download them on Van's website.......The tests will quickly tell what failed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,189
Posted By gasman
Congratulations to Van's for an amazing...

Congratulations to Van's for an amazing achievement in the kit aircraft market.

I would also like to congratulate Ken Krueger for his engineering knowledge that brought us five amazing kit airplanes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By gasman
Michael, I noticed your canopy struts are mounted...

Michael, I noticed your canopy struts are mounted up side down. Mounted with the shaft down, the seal gets better lubrication. Also, the strut has a built in buffer that will keep the canopy from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,265
Posted By gasman
You might try..... CameraFI app.

You might try..... CameraFI app.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,559
Posted By gasman
Doesn't the lifter need to stay with the body it...

Doesn't the lifter need to stay with the body it was broken in with?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By gasman
A bad key switch might be part of your problems.

A bad key switch might be part of your problems.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 29,239
Posted By gasman
My 680 is going on 10 years and still passes a...

My 680 is going on 10 years and still passes a LOAD test. My alternator voltage is always 14.2. It was drained to full dead once when I left the master on. Did a slow charge (less than 1 amp) to 13.8...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,559
Posted By gasman
You might try a compression test (automotive...

You might try a compression test (automotive style). It will show problems with cam timing, lobe profile and lifter problems.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,559
Posted By gasman
Run to operating temp and remove #1 and #3 valve...

Run to operating temp and remove #1 and #3 valve covers and read exhaust rocker travel for each cylinder with a dial indicator.
Forum: Tools 11-27-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By gasman
USAF..... oil, 3 drops per day.

USAF..... oil, 3 drops per day.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,239
Posted By gasman
I placed a temp probe on the back top of my Plane...

I placed a temp probe on the back top of my Plane power alternator, The temp never got over 100 deg. F. during my flight. I do have a small blast port (3/4") pointed at the alternator under the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By gasman
Flaps are set to degree of travel. The level of...

Flaps are set to degree of travel. The level of the A/C does not matter. With the flaps in full up finished position, set your smart level on the flap and set to "0" (or just take a reading and add...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,295
Posted By gasman
Can you access these clamps to R&R the hoses on a...

Can you access these clamps to R&R the hoses on a completed motor?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-12-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By gasman
If you are going to use a line that can be pushed...

If you are going to use a line that can be pushed onto a barbed fitting, what is wrong with a nylon fitting?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By gasman
If I recall, mine is installed as you have...

If I recall, mine is installed as you have requested with the nut outboard. I do also have a J bracket on the side panel to keep the rudder cable in place. Mine is a 6A.

When you make your J...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-11-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,392
Posted By gasman
Or just buy a can of spray Boelube........

Or just buy a can of spray Boelube..... http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/boelube3.php?clickkey=3023011
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By gasman
Test Run on the Electro Air only to isolate it...

Test Run on the Electro Air only to isolate it from the issue.

Then check the lead on the cap all the way to the plug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,843
Posted By gasman
Yes, the 6 did come with a full set of parts...

Yes, the 6 did come with a full set of parts blueprints.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,808
Posted By gasman
Let's look at subsidized..... Isn't it true that...

Let's look at subsidized..... Isn't it true that the RV8, and then the RV7 was heavily subsidized by the RV6/6A?

In fact, the main reason to discontinue RV6 parts is so the 7 can catch up and claim...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By gasman
If you were building a house, would you go with...

If you were building a house, would you go with tile or granite counter tops?

Look at it this way..... California is going to charge you $1000.00 more than that in taxes when it gets registered.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,057
Posted By gasman
Brien, give Matt a call at MGL (they are almost...

Brien, give Matt a call at MGL (they are almost in your back yard) and ask him about your needs. They have been a very solid company to deal with.

If you want engine monitoring in your EFIS, there...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-07-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,657
Posted By gasman
And it's also the most difficult color to focus...

And it's also the most difficult color to focus on at night.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-04-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By gasman
This.......

This.... http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/timing_ind2.php?clickkey=3240965 IS the easiest way to find the TDC of your motor. The timing marks on the flywheel to the case are vague at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By gasman
That hose is used for fresh air only.

That hose is used for fresh air only.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,047
Posted By gasman
I go by this.... KISS.... Keep It Simple Stupid....

I go by this.... KISS.... Keep It Simple Stupid.

This makes it very easy to alter and maintain. And very easy to find problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By gasman
Maybe that is why it's on the Basic med...

Maybe that is why it's on the Basic med checklist.......:D
Forum: ADS-B 10-28-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,025
Posted By gasman
It worked for VW for quite a while, so why not...

It worked for VW for quite a while, so why not try it..........................::eek:

That would be around $400. That should come out of the $3.6MM
Forum: ADS-B 10-28-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
Posted By gasman
"The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal...

"The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a civil penalty of $3,685,000 against NavWorx Inc. of Rowlett, Texas, for allegedly producing and selling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By gasman
Put a couple hundred hours on the plane and then...

Put a couple hundred hours on the plane and then go back and check the torque on those motor mount bolts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By gasman
That is the best way to do it as long as you do...

That is the best way to do it as long as you do it early.

On the six we also run a bead along the belly skin at the wing root.

Sikaflex makes a nice caulking for this application.... look for it at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By gasman
The codes are also in the back of your RV6...

The codes are also in the back of your RV6 builders manual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By gasman
You can also just flare the nylon tubing, same as...

You can also just flare the nylon tubing, same as you would the aluminum tubing. It makes a very clean transition without adapters.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,042
Posted By gasman
Acually only 7.

Acually only 7.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By gasman
Is it just me that can't see the photos? Do I...

Is it just me that can't see the photos?
Do I need to upgrade my account? I don't have an account with them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-24-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By gasman
Just take your de-burring tool and run it around...

Just take your de-burring tool and run it around the circumference... finish with a little sandpaper.

Drop the bearing in and take a look. No $$ involved.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,331
Posted By gasman
"Powdercoating is a barrier coating. Once the...

"Powdercoating is a barrier coating. Once the barrier is chipped or damaged corrosion can run under the powder coating unless the metal substrate is properly passivated."

"The coating on one of them...
Forum: COMM 10-23-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By gasman
Don't expect your com 2 to be very efficient...

Don't expect your com 2 to be very efficient using a Archer wingtip antennae.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,574
Posted By gasman
An easier way to check internal timing........

An easier way to check internal timing.....

Rotate the engine so the piston in number one cylinder is positioned at top dead center on the compression stroke. Remove the rocker box cover from...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-22-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By gasman
Auto plugs fit far better on the top. And are...

Auto plugs fit far better on the top. And are much easier to service and torque.

Aviation plugs work very well all on the bottom and are easy to service.

The motor has no problem with this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By gasman
Just go to your local NAPA autoparts store and...

Just go to your local NAPA autoparts store and ask for full circle stainless worm drive clamps.
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-22-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By gasman
Go to each website and add up all that's...

Go to each website and add up all that's needed.

Then consider the installation. You will have at least 20 wires going from the engine to the EMS. On the MGL, all of these wires connect to a small...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,239
Posted By gasman
The only time I shut off the field is when I am...

The only time I shut off the field is when I am playing with the EFIS in the hangar...... the field has a noticeable draw and will heat a standing alternator.
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