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Forum: RV-10 08-19-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
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, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,698
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, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
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, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
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 08-11-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,715
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, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By gasman
What is laq.fluid??

What is laq.fluid??
Forum: Job Board 08-05-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By gasman
dyslexic....... I gotta pay attention!

dyslexic....... I gotta pay attention!
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
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, 12:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,857
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, 09:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,220
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
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, 10:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,220
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, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,805
Posted By gasman
What are the dimensions?

What are the dimensions?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
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, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
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, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
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, 09:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,858
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, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,191
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 07-10-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,614
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, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By gasman
My O320 E2D produces 3+ lbs and adds about 1#...

My O320 E2D produces 3+ lbs and adds about 1# more with the boost pump.

Have you ever tested it with a mechanical gauge?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By gasman
Air in the oil sender line...

It comes up now and then to purge air out of the oil sender line. When I installed my senders on the top corner of the motor mount by the firewall, I did not purge the air out of the line. The Van's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By gasman
Congrats...... and you get extra points for...

Congrats...... and you get extra points for starting in a Tomahawk.

I also soloed in a Tomahawk. I hated the bungee elevator trim. We were deep stalling it one time and the instructor was looking...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-27-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By gasman
From section 2, bottom of last page ............

From section 2, bottom of last page ......... http://www.lightspeed-aero.com/Manuals/Ignition.htm

IMPORTANT: The two high tension leads from each coil connect to spark plugs on opposite sides of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By gasman
I used this same exact switch on my propane truck...

I used this same exact switch on my propane truck to activate the PTO. It was switched 60 times a day, 5 days a week for 18 years without a single failure.

If you got your hand behind the panel and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By gasman
For over 34 years Lightspeed has you threading...

For over 34 years Lightspeed has you threading the plug (with anti-seize) into the adapter. Then screw the adapter and the plug into the head.

Torque the PLUG to 15 lb/ft. THEN torque the adapter...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,715
Posted By gasman
The other threads talked about thicker discs on...

The other threads talked about thicker discs on Cleveland brake applications used before Van's went to Matco. That conversion cost about 1/2 the Matco price.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By gasman
Replacing tires and brake pads should not change...

Replacing tires and brake pads should not change the location of the wheel on the axle.

I would remove the wheel and re-inspect. You did not mention if the fit was short of, or beyond the hole....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-14-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By gasman
It may be that the prop was set to an out of tune...

It may be that the prop was set to an out of tune motor. The prop is now under pitched for the extra power that the valve adjustment and the new plugs provided.

You can check this with a manifold...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By gasman
Paint takes a beating there. Why not just keep it...

Paint takes a beating there. Why not just keep it polished........:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By gasman
Picture is so close that I can't tell where it is...

Picture is so close that I can't tell where it is at on the canopy.
What can also help is to post pictures using tips from here... "Insert Pics" located at the top left of this page.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-02-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,296
Posted By gasman
Click here..........

Click here....... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/search.php?searchid=40396988 and start reading.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By gasman
[QUOTE=6ato14a;1350239] If you have a chance to...

[QUOTE=6ato14a;1350239]

If you have a chance to sit in a six, remove the wedge under the seat and sit in and check the height. You want to be able to see OVER the panel and the cowl. You can always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,808
Posted By gasman
You nailed it....... Why would you want to say...

You nailed it....... Why would you want to say "nin er hoo tell pa pa" when you could just say...626.

I gave up my custom number because I hated scrolling back and forth to enter letters at the pump.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,164
Posted By gasman
The price difference alone should cool you down a...

The price difference alone should cool you down a bit..........:o
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By gasman
And more surface area...... They are not...

And more surface area...... They are not interchangeable.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-26-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,655
Posted By gasman
Check your timing.

Check your timing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-23-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,545
Posted By gasman
You can get a good start with a 2.5 HP 10 gal....

You can get a good start with a 2.5 HP 10 gal. OIL lube (see Harbor Freight) air compressor. Later, if you need more, add another to double your cfm and capacity. When the project is over you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,394
Posted By gasman
You can do that by just being sloppy changing the...

You can do that by just being sloppy changing the oil filter.........:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,858
Posted By gasman
For your ears only. Be a good neighbor.......

For your ears only. Be a good neighbor.... https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200680334_200680334

Also at Lowe's sometimes on sale. Rechargeable battery that lasts forever.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,281
Posted By gasman
I had play in my nose gear bolt. I found that the...

I had play in my nose gear bolt. I found that the bolt measured a little under on the threaded end allowing only one place on the bolt to load in shear instead of two. Checking bolts, I found the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By gasman
If they roll that easy, maybe they will never be...

If they roll that easy, maybe they will never be at rest during a flight. Someone with a camera mount should stripe their altered tire and see if is spinning during flight.

An out of balance tire...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-15-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,917
Posted By gasman
Lightspeed has always had a higher torque for...

Lightspeed has always had a higher torque for their adapter. The install process is the same as the SDS revised instructions. With the adapter at the higher torque, it will stay in the head when you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By gasman
Just remove the bearing and take it to a local...

Just remove the bearing and take it to a local bearing shop and purchase timkin bearings. The bearing will have a number on it. Remove the inner race by just tapping it out, and install the same way....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By gasman
How about this.........

How about this...... https://www.homedepot.com/p/allFENZ-7-ft-x-100-ft-Black-Polypropylene-Deer-Fence-DF8410034B/301859957
and a staple gun (or tape).
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-09-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 43,066
Posted By gasman
Running out of fuel AND creating an aft CG would...

Running out of fuel AND creating an aft CG would make for a bad day..................:eek:
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-12-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By gasman
Van's does not support Rotax in an RV9. There is...

Van's does not support Rotax in an RV9. There is only one nose gear leg for the 9.
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,085
Posted By gasman
Making sure he switches tanks properly so there...

Making sure he switches tanks properly so there won't be an off field landing...........:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,511
Posted By gasman
Your new RV just got way more expensive to maintain

Unless Paul posted this year's April Fools joke in the May issue of Kitplanes, owning a new RV will come with some expensive maintenance that was not even required on your old PA -28 that you were...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,424
Posted By gasman
Remove one cable from master sol. to buss. Or am...

Remove one cable from master sol. to buss. Or am I missing something?
Forum: Propellers 04-04-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,471
Posted By gasman
Soooo true... My 6A is light, and when I am low...

Soooo true... My 6A is light, and when I am low on fuel (local flight) the plane is a real joy to fly. The lighter it gets, the more fun it is. 320 Sen metal fp.

A typical flight my manual trim knob...
Forum: Propellers 04-04-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,471
Posted By gasman
If maintained I.A.W. the manufacturer, it will be...

If maintained I.A.W. the manufacturer, it will be the most expensive (per hour) single item on your aircraft to maintain.

And IF you get metal in your oil, it will be in your prop...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-04-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By gasman
Here is where Van's could just change the part #...

Here is where Van's could just change the part # from L&R to A&B and eliminate the problem.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,324
Posted By gasman
Here you go.........

Here you go...... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1191654&postcount=140

From Dave Anders.....

I do have a totally separate fuel source if for any reason I lose the injector...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,324
Posted By gasman
A total EFI failure can be backed up for under...

A total EFI failure can be backed up for under $100.00

Hint........ http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1191654&postcount=140
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By gasman
Go to your socket set and see if one will just...

Go to your socket set and see if one will just slip in. Tap it through with a wooden dowel.

oops!!.... I thought you were talking pushrod tube.
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By gasman
It looks like the tubing wall is too thin for the...

It looks like the tubing wall is too thin for the application. The fracture perpendicular to the weld to be the first to fail due to flexing in and out under excessive load.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-22-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By gasman
This is easy to do..... Drain your tanks down. Do...

This is easy to do..... Drain your tanks down. Do not remove valve body from plumbing, just unscrew the nut under the handle and pull the handle, shaft, spring and cone out. Drive out the pin and...
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