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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,906
Posted By FasGlas
Lightspeed EI's are notorious for bad coils. They...

Lightspeed EI's are notorious for bad coils. They are used on German snow mobiles. Klaus imports them for his ignitions.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By FasGlas
I installed a new set of ECI cylinders with 10:1...

I installed a new set of ECI cylinders with 10:1 pistons 4 years ago. I have a few hundred hours on them, run them hard, dual EI's, cold air induction, no problems. Injected 360 parallel valve. Rumor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By FasGlas
The alternative is a Floscan but they can be...

The alternative is a Floscan but they can be pricey, and some non-aviation sensors. Red Cubes appear to be a very well built product, odd that they have problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By FasGlas
Seems to be a common problem with some Red Cubes....

Seems to be a common problem with some Red Cubes. I use 3 in my plane, 2 in the cockpit and one behind the baffling. The one behind the baffling I've changed twice and it still does the same thing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By FasGlas
I did a series of airshows in China a few years...

I did a series of airshows in China a few years back. It was an amazing experience to say the least. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85EPxZtTaLM
General aviation is virtually none existent there....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-07-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By FasGlas
ElectroAir has exceptional customer service and...

ElectroAir has exceptional customer service and very reliable ignitions. I've run ElectroAir going on 20 years, first a single ignition then dual ignition. Not one failure. Mike is always there for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By FasGlas
Really makes no difference. But... If the...

Really makes no difference. But... If the connections are on the side, the consensus is to put the pressure on the bottom to push any air up out the top ( was an old Cessna 172 problem ). If the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By FasGlas
I used to use a small pressure switch tapped on...

I used to use a small pressure switch tapped on the pitot line (set to about 180mph) that turned on a variable 12 volt regulator which slowed the RAC servo down for high speed cruise, worked great...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-30-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By FasGlas
https://www.yelp.com/biz/airport-cafe-kernville M...

https://www.yelp.com/biz/airport-cafe-kernville

Mel, someone beat you to it. Kern Co. airport has had a BD on a pole for as long as I can remember. It's the windsock... Great burgers and shakes, too.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-19-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By FasGlas
I guess this goes without saying but I'll say it...

I guess this goes without saying but I'll say it anyway... Make sure your instruments are reading correctly. Always a good idea to check your readings against another instrument to make sure you're...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-17-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By FasGlas
Surefly Pireps??

Well, the Surefly has been out for a while and I'm looking for any pireps, reviews, problems, input?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By FasGlas
They are smaller than AV filters but considering...

They are smaller than AV filters but considering most of us change the filter between 25 to 50 hours there's plenty of filter media in the K&N. I have opened all my used filters and never found much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By FasGlas
You can search Lycoming Oil Filter Adapter on...

You can search Lycoming Oil Filter Adapter on ebay and find what you're looking for. If you want to use auto filters you have to get a male/male pipe to screw into the adapter. I think it's 3/4", 2"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By FasGlas
Myself and many others use the K&N HP filters....

Myself and many others use the K&N HP filters. They are shorter so there's more room to the firewall and the handle higher oil pressure. They have the 1" wrench boss with safety wire holes. Work...
Forum: GPS 08-14-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By FasGlas
In my Lancair I've seen this for 15 years. First...

In my Lancair I've seen this for 15 years. First with my 430 and then later with my 430W. Changed the antenna and the cable when I upgraded. The antenna is in the back under the fiberglass, nothing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-10-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,464
Posted By FasGlas
Depending on the plane, $175 ~ $200.

Depending on the plane, $175 ~ $200.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,464
Posted By FasGlas
Tip: Before balancing a constant speed prop make...

Tip: Before balancing a constant speed prop make sure you fill the grease ports (as per manufactures procedures). The weight of the grease can effect the balance and it changes as the grease slowly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By FasGlas
Note: Never run the transducer wires anywhere...

Note: Never run the transducer wires anywhere near ignition wires. RMI from the ignition wires can transfer false pulses to the transducer wires, even if you connect the shield.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Posted By FasGlas
It's obviously a scam. Trying to sucker people...

It's obviously a scam. Trying to sucker people into thinking it's a government site.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,300
Posted By FasGlas
Synthetic oils will not suspend the lead in our...

Synthetic oils will not suspend the lead in our AV fuel, that's why you can't use 100% synthetic. Works just great for cars and unleaded. Some time back Mobile 1 was tried to market aviation Mobile 1...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-01-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By FasGlas
If the sensor has been accurate for 2 years with...

If the sensor has been accurate for 2 years with no other changes to the installation I'd try another sensor or send yours back to JPI and have them do a long test on it. Floscans are pretty durable...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-01-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By FasGlas
Where the sensor is located in the system and how...

Where the sensor is located in the system and how it's mounted can make huge difference on it's accuracy. The installation instructions are not suggestions, they should be followed a close as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,300
Posted By FasGlas
You can't regulate stupid. If the fuel was pink...

You can't regulate stupid. If the fuel was pink and oily the guy must of had a 50/50 ratio of fuel and MMO... And again, the report doesn't say which tank the plane was on or any info on how the long...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By FasGlas
I have one of those in a box somewhere. It's an...

I have one of those in a box somewhere. It's an on/off push/push circuit breaker switch. Flimsy design with a cheap feel. I wouldn't use them for anything important. The AMP rating is marked in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,300
Posted By FasGlas
I'm an A&P, just getting ready to test for IA. I...

I'm an A&P, just getting ready to test for IA. I know plenty of A&P's and IA's, every one of them recommend using MMO. The military kept tons of 55 gal barrels of MMO at all the airfields. Note: Does...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,300
Posted By FasGlas
Haha.. Experts = BS.. They are all biased. They...

Haha.. Experts = BS.. They are all biased. They either work from a company or they believe they are important. As far as MMO? I've seen it work. Years ago I had a Turbo Arrow with a low cylinder,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,300
Posted By FasGlas
Note: ECI cylinder install instructions say to...

Note: ECI cylinder install instructions say to use Philips 15W50 oil during break in. I use Philips 15W50 and some MMO for every oil change in a hopped up IO-360. Now my D17S... That's a whole can of...
Forum: GPS 07-21-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By FasGlas
For what it's worth, some people I know have...

For what it's worth, some people I know have swapped out their 430 to a 430W and didn't change anything, works just fine. I'm sure if you're looking for the installation to be certified than you'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,068
Posted By FasGlas
Those aren't crimp connectors, those are solder...

Those aren't crimp connectors, those are solder connectors. And heat shrink is a must when using this type.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-13-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,344
Posted By FasGlas
Yup.. Believe it or not. I used to get Vertex...

Yup.. Believe it or not. I used to get Vertex mags beefed up at Don Zig Magnetos for race engines. After the mag was finished it's put on a test machine that clamps the mag and rotates the shaft. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,068
Posted By FasGlas
I've seen plenty of broken soldered ends on pins....

I've seen plenty of broken soldered ends on pins. When you solder the wire in the pin it makes a solid peak to the flexible wire strands. Enough vibration and the strands will all break. Crimping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,811
Posted By FasGlas
Replaced

Well, I have to admit... The new Aveo LED's are far better then the originals. I contacted Aveo about my Powerburst LED's that turned yellow. I sent my yellow LED's to them and after a painfully long...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,344
Posted By FasGlas
Not uncommon in racing engines to run magnetos...

Not uncommon in racing engines to run magnetos and auto plugs, I have many times.. But, the heat ranges are different, the application is different and the plug life is short. Aviation mags have far...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,598
Posted By FasGlas
Yes, when the heat propagates the whole area it...

Yes, when the heat propagates the whole area it will get over 160F on the firewall side. I haven't monitored the cylinder side but I'll guess it's closer to 250F + after shutdown. BTW, this is in my...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,598
Posted By FasGlas
I've been using Red Cube's with the MGL iEFIS...

I've been using Red Cube's with the MGL iEFIS system. I have 3 installed, 2 inside the cockpit and 1 behind the baffling (firewall side). I have never had a problem with the 2 inside but constantly...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-03-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,104
Posted By FasGlas
Perhaps you should offer a flange only kit for...

Perhaps you should offer a flange only kit for people with cold induction. They won't need the sleeves & clamps.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By FasGlas
Hmmm, Myself and most everyone one I know, for as...

Hmmm, Myself and most everyone one I know, for as long as I can remember, does this to get them as even (or peak) as possible. We don't move them after we get them where we want them. No two...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By FasGlas
Moving the injectors around helps balance the...

Moving the injectors around helps balance the cylinders. There are basically no two injectors exactly the same. Swap the hottest EGT with the coldest EGT, etc, until you find the closest matches.....
Forum: California 05-23-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By FasGlas
Well there ya go..... As I said, CA will suck you...

Well there ya go..... As I said, CA will suck you dry in taxes. Your plane pays for city pensions... And, the tax you pay renting the hangar, and the fuel tax (county, city, state and sales), and the...
Forum: California 05-22-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By FasGlas
CA will suck you dry on taxes, LA county is one...

CA will suck you dry on taxes, LA county is one of the worst. Should be 1.2% of the declared value, same as your home. It's always a good idea to register out of state but you have to hide your N#...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,869
Posted By FasGlas
Does your oil pressure start out low or does it...

Does your oil pressure start out low or does it drop from the suspected high oil temps? Low oil pressure running at normal oil temps (~ 185F) would be a separate problem then low oil pressure when...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,869
Posted By FasGlas
Hmm, maybe you should take a look at the sensors...

Hmm, maybe you should take a look at the sensors and ground wiring just to make sure you're getting an accurate reading. When you R&R an engine you remove wires and grounds, just make sure they are...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,792
Posted By FasGlas
Tried to engineer this on a Lancair with two jack...

Tried to engineer this on a Lancair with two jack screws. It could not be done since the two jack screws fell out of synchronization every time they went through a cycle. This, however, could be done...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By FasGlas
I believe I have a full set of these for a 320,...

I believe I have a full set of these for a 320, I'd have to look in my parts bin.. PM me
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By FasGlas
This was a common problem in my hot rod days....

This was a common problem in my hot rod days. Adding a plate to thermally isolate the carb to the manifold was mandatory or there would be carb problems. They came as aluminum plates and phenolic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,811
Posted By FasGlas
I know this thread is a few years old but I just...

I know this thread is a few years old but I just notice that the Powerburst Nav/Strobe lights I installed on my Lancair have turned yellow. My plane is always hangared. I was touching up some paint...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-14-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By FasGlas
No, the safety wire handles the 4 screws and fuel...

No, the safety wire handles the 4 screws and fuel would wash away any lube so none is needed. The valve pin should be nice and smooth as should be the bore. A quick clean and examination is all there...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-13-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By FasGlas
Not much to them. 4 screws, a diaphragm and a...

Not much to them. 4 screws, a diaphragm and a spring. The diaphragm has a pin in the center that acts as a valve to shut off the fuel to the injectors when the pressure falls below the spring preset....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By FasGlas
The professional tools are DMC, they are pricey...

The professional tools are DMC, they are pricey but strong:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By FasGlas
I don't know why not, there's very little...

I don't know why not, there's very little pressure in these lines. They are very flexible.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By FasGlas
I didn't use plastic, I used vinyl hose. Might...

I didn't use plastic, I used vinyl hose. Might have been 1/8", like fish tank hose. All my brass fittings for pitot and static matched just right.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 112,240
Posted By FasGlas
Please note.. This is TAS not GPS. ...

Please note.. This is TAS not GPS.

https://image.ibb.co/jtbLtH/2_11_18.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,023
Posted By FasGlas
Thanks for the Pirep... I have been holding on to...

Thanks for the Pirep... I have been holding on to Zach's information just in case someone needed one of those yokes, and if I needed one. As for the ear pads, they can be bought on ebay for very...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-13-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,023
Posted By FasGlas
No, I find that as a company becomes the best...

No, I find that as a company becomes the best game in town their customer service tends to become distant a greedy. Garmin used to have a decent customer service and a reasonable price a long time...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-13-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,023
Posted By FasGlas
It's a good racket for them, just like Garmin, a...

It's a good racket for them, just like Garmin, a quick fix is $225 and big fix is $225. Just slap on a few bucks worth of ear cups and a pad and you have a $400 set of Bose X that you just paid $225...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,977
Posted By FasGlas
With friends and family Paypal won't give you...

With friends and family Paypal won't give you protection but it saves the seller about 3% in fees. Using regular Paypal does give protection to the buyer and might be a good idea on more expensive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,977
Posted By FasGlas
If the buyer does not receive the item Paypal...

If the buyer does not receive the item Paypal will refund his money. That's why the seller has tracking on the package. As well as both parties documenting both sides of the transaction. I do not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,977
Posted By FasGlas
I've bought and sold items here for years and...

I've bought and sold items here for years and never had a problem. As a seller you are far less likely to get burned, as a buyer there could be an unscrupulous seller you get involved with. As a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-09-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,023
Posted By FasGlas
There was a posting here last year for anyone...

There was a posting here last year for anyone that needed the Bose X yokes. A guy is making them on a 3D printer.
Here's the info: "Thank you for your interest in my replacement headset yokes. I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,587
Posted By FasGlas
The dealers always charge to ship it back and...

The dealers always charge to ship it back and receive it. The prices very. Garmin won't let you send in your TSO'd radios, only a dealer can. So you have to pay the premium even though you do all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,743
Posted By FasGlas
Here's something to add to this:...

Here's something to add to this: http://www.quadcitiesbusinessnews.com/electric-airplanes-proposed-prescott/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By FasGlas
I don't think adding heat to the smoke oil would...

I don't think adding heat to the smoke oil would make any difference since it's moving pretty quick through the system. BUT you want the most heat you can get on the smoke oil when it gets into the...
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