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Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-04-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By FasGlas
Just a word of advice.... If you're going to...

Just a word of advice.... If you're going to store anything in your hangar other than your plane be careful it's not seen. They seem to have a big problem with motorcycles, trailers, fuel and most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,201
Posted By FasGlas
I've personally never had a brake system go dry...

I've personally never had a brake system go dry while flying but they do sometimes get a low if not checked every so often and serviced every so often but the thought comes to mind that if you could...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-25-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By FasGlas
Remove the MAP sensor, remove the bronze filter,...

Remove the MAP sensor, remove the bronze filter, soak it in Hoppes #9 gun solvent or brake cleaner, etc. Clean out the MAP tube as well. Put it back together and it will work like new. Oil mist gums...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-24-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By FasGlas
Clean the bronze filter in the MAP sensor. They...

Clean the bronze filter in the MAP sensor. They are notorious for plugging up. There's nothing wrong with it. Oil mist clogs up the filter.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By FasGlas
Make sure it's bad... They are notorious for...

Make sure it's bad... They are notorious for getting plugged up in the sinter filter.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,352
Posted By FasGlas
Every few times off I polish the pins with some...

Every few times off I polish the pins with some green scotchbrite then some LPS. I had to buy some graphite spray for another plane so I'll try using that on the pins next time. Probably would hold...
Forum: Propellers 11-10-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By FasGlas
I use an Aces balancer, an older more pro...

I use an Aces balancer, an older more pro version, and it has worked perfect all the years I've balanced props. I haven't used a Dynavibe so no input there. There's not much involved with balancer's,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,910
Posted By FasGlas
One thing is for sure... No EFIS is plug and...

One thing is for sure... No EFIS is plug and play, they all need to be configured for your aircraft and preferences. They all program different, some do a lot more than others and some are fast and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,910
Posted By FasGlas
I guess I should have said that I installed a...

I guess I should have said that I installed a dual MGL iEFIS system about 3 years ago. I have used other systems, Garmin, Dynon, GRT, etc and they all have their attributes but as I said in my last...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,910
Posted By FasGlas
You need to figure out the mission. MGL iEFIS...

You need to figure out the mission. MGL iEFIS systems are pretty much limitless when it comes to programming. You can design your own screens, add just about anything you can imagine on the screens,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,798
Posted By FasGlas
Well with that kind of thinking I guess I can put...

Well with that kind of thinking I guess I can put a non certified engine on, lets say a Comanche, and now the plane is automatically experimental. Or ANY ADS-B on an experimental and it's now no long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,798
Posted By FasGlas
You all can believe whatever you wish but don't...

You all can believe whatever you wish but don't be so sure you're right. I've been down this road with the FAA and they make the rules not the EAA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,798
Posted By FasGlas
I've been an A&P for a long time. That's the way...

I've been an A&P for a long time. That's the way the rules are. What people do is up to them. A certified part doesn't change because it's location changes.

Case in point:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,798
Posted By FasGlas
If you take a Lycoming O-360-A1A and don't change...

If you take a Lycoming O-360-A1A and don't change anything the tag is what the engine is - a Lycoming O-360-A1A. If you take that this same engine and install a set of Lycon 10:1 cylinders this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,798
Posted By FasGlas
No... AD's and SB's only apply to certified...

No... AD's and SB's only apply to certified engines (in this case). But.. Just because the engine is in an experimental plane that doesn't mean the engine is experimental. If the data tag is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By FasGlas
I had a problem once with the Red Cube wires...

I had a problem once with the Red Cube wires being a bit too close to a pmag plug wire, maybe 3~4 inches away. I would get erratic readings and zero readings. It's easy to see how the RFI from the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By FasGlas
The MGL iEFIS systems have their pros and cons....

The MGL iEFIS systems have their pros and cons. The pros are many, they can do more than any other EFIS system out there. You can program your screens any way you want them, and there's 9 of them on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-23-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By FasGlas
You got lucky.. I have a few friends that weren't...

You got lucky.. I have a few friends that weren't so lucky. One in an RV-6 had a large bird go thru the windshield, near center, hit between the seats and passenger. Covered them both in guts and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,454
Posted By FasGlas
Well, the old saying: Never buy a Cessna built on...

Well, the old saying: Never buy a Cessna built on a Monday....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,454
Posted By FasGlas
Looks to be retarded a good amount. It's a common...

Looks to be retarded a good amount. It's a common practice in race motors to advance the cam a few degrees to find the peak power. You'll no doubt see a noticeable HP increase now that the cam timing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,372
Posted By FasGlas
Na, I don't buy that.. There's planes that have...

Na, I don't buy that.. There's planes that have been built and all the parts TSO PMA'd centuries ago and part prices is still outrageous. They see us as rich guys flying rich guy toys. In the old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,372
Posted By FasGlas
Because it says "Aviation", nothing more -...

Because it says "Aviation", nothing more - nothing less. The same as aviation tire prices. What you get? Screwed!

I just had to fix a Jasco alternator on my D17. After taking the big shell off the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,576
Posted By FasGlas
When I re-paneled a few years back I went from a...

When I re-paneled a few years back I went from a Visions Micro 1000 monitor to the MGL iEFIS's. All my engine temps were different with the MGL than they were with the VM-1000. CHT's higher, OT...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-27-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By FasGlas
I did some research on O2 sensors a few years ago...

I did some research on O2 sensors a few years ago for my Lancair with MGL iEFIS's. I was going to use the Bosch sensor since it seemed to have the best lead tolerance. I went to car racing sites to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By FasGlas
I've see new brass adapters on fleebay for 9.99...

I've see new brass adapters on fleebay for 9.99 each.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-14-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By FasGlas
It has always been a common practice to start the...

It has always been a common practice to start the engine before turning on the alternator, field switch. It wouldn't matter how you did this, a switch or a breaker.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By FasGlas
I connected many temp sensors to my MGL IEFIS...

I connected many temp sensors to my MGL IEFIS system. Cowl temp, ignition temps, oil cooler in/out temps. I use the LM335 sensors, they work pretty good. Only two wires needed. Just make sure you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,033
Posted By FasGlas
There are literally 100's of posts about pmags on...

There are literally 100's of posts about pmags on the Vans forums, some good and some not so good. You should do a search and get all the information available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By FasGlas
I just shopped everywhere for Shell W120 and the...

I just shopped everywhere for Shell W120 and the cheapest I found, with shipping, was Skygeek. Don't complain about oil prices until you have to buy W120...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,155
Posted By FasGlas
I started making a lightened 360 flywheel a few...

I started making a lightened 360 flywheel a few years back with my trusty Smithy. Just the work I've done made the flywheel noticeably lighter then a stock one. I suppose I should finish it. They do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,411
Posted By FasGlas
Bare in mind that Android car stereo's have no...

Bare in mind that Android car stereo's have no sensors at all in them. They come with an external GPS antenna for driving but there's no guaranty an aviation app would work with it.
Forum: Propellers 08-10-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By FasGlas
For what it's worth I swapped out a Hartzell...

For what it's worth I swapped out a Hartzell 7666A prop with a 7068 scimitar. Gained vertical and lost horizontal. Not all planes perform the same and different props perform very differently on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By FasGlas
One common problem with Lycoming's are bad cams....

One common problem with Lycoming's are bad cams. An easy check is to remove the valve cover of the bad cylinder and the one next to it. With one set of plugs pulled turn the prop slowly and measure...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,196
Posted By FasGlas
When I changed to dual ElectroAir's I went with 2...

When I changed to dual ElectroAir's I went with 2 Lion batteries. Both are smaller, weigh less and have more power than the single PC680 that wore out. I run the ignitions power on one and the A/C on...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,196
Posted By FasGlas
I went from 2 Bendix mags to 1 Bendix & 1...

I went from 2 Bendix mags to 1 Bendix & 1 ElectroAir, worked great for years. Then I removed them and installed 2 pmags & EI Commander, never worked right one issue after another. Used this setup for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,855
Posted By FasGlas
JBL also makes much larger Bluetooth speakers...

JBL also makes much larger Bluetooth speakers http://www.jbl.com/bluetooth-speakers/ The Extreme is pretty powerful.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-27-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By FasGlas
I agree with your other options though LSE's do...

I agree with your other options though LSE's do have a small failure rate (mostly coils), but I don't agree with your current assessment of emags. They do fail still, you don't have to search long to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-27-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By FasGlas
Install an ElectroAir. Many many years of proven...

Install an ElectroAir. Many many years of proven performance and they don't fail constantly like emags have. Oh, and they are actually available today. Just say'n
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By FasGlas
If a diode or two burned out the ALT will still...

If a diode or two burned out the ALT will still put out voltage and little amperage. Easy to take it to a local autoparts store that tests ALT's. The machine will put a load on the output and check...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,056
Posted By FasGlas
Since the FAA will do anything it can to stall...

Since the FAA will do anything it can to stall and deny a medical I wonder just how many pilots out there don't have a medical anymore or ever had one. You really only need to be legal if you have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,058
Posted By FasGlas
Or you could just put a pressure switch under...

Or you could just put a pressure switch under your seat (like cars have for seatbelts), connect it to the master power and a piezo horn. As soon as to get out and the master is still on the horn...
Forum: Propellers 05-24-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,777
Posted By FasGlas
There's more to balancing a prop than just...

There's more to balancing a prop than just balancing a prop. Consider this process as diagnostic as well. I've been balancing prop for a long time (using ACES) and I've actually found other problems...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-22-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,673
Posted By FasGlas
Small panel mount dual voltmeters are a few bucks...

Small panel mount dual voltmeters are a few bucks on fleeb. I monitor dual batteries with my MGL and VPX. These give alarms for both, too. It's an exceptional idea to monitor a critical power source.
Forum: California 04-27-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,249
Posted By FasGlas
The plane has to be bought outside of CA and...

The plane has to be bought outside of CA and remain outside of CA for at least 180 days or you'll have to pay sales tax in the county the plane is at. Then there's the property tax every year. You'll...
Forum: Propellers 04-07-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,034
Posted By FasGlas
A friend of mine went from a Hartzell to a WW on...

A friend of mine went from a Hartzell to a WW on his Lancair 360. He's had to send it back to WW 4 times for grease leaking out of it. They gave him some accuses but none made sense.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,361
Posted By FasGlas
Most of these electric gyros have a voltage...

Most of these electric gyros have a voltage regulator and no diode protection for reverse polarity. (The cost of a few pennies). I've repaired a few over the years with a smoked regulator. If you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By FasGlas
Need Hangar or Share KPRC

A&P / Builder with Lancair 360 needs a hangar or share a hangar at KPRC Prescott. ASAP.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By FasGlas
I have a Pathfinder connected to my Explorer...

I have a Pathfinder connected to my Explorer iEFIS's via serial, works great. Will also connect to my Android tablet. I'd have to look at my settings but I believe I used Navworks but not serial 1....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,200
Posted By FasGlas
http://www.dsafly.com/ Real nice guys but you...

http://www.dsafly.com/ Real nice guys but you need to have the experince.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,751
Posted By FasGlas
This thread got me to thinking that I haven't got...

This thread got me to thinking that I haven't got my notice to renew a number I've had reserved for 16 years.. First time I haven't gotten the notice. It's up in 7 days and I just renewed it... If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,751
Posted By FasGlas
The simple game plan would for everyone to stop...

The simple game plan would for everyone to stop buying these reserved numbers. Get any number, use vinyl lettering, wait for him to go out of biz and get the number when it's released again....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By FasGlas
Lightspeed coils don't do good in high heat. I've...

Lightspeed coils don't do good in high heat. I've had to replace some from heat. Might ask Klaus about that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By FasGlas
It's a pretty prop, that I will say, and it seem...

It's a pretty prop, that I will say, and it seem to perform well on this plane but three reseals and reshimming and still leaks every flight is not acceptable. It's now back at Whirlwind for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By FasGlas
Whirlwind Prop leaking

One of my flying partners recently bought a new Whirlwind RV72 prop for his Lancair 360. In less than 50 hours of use he has sent this prop back to Whirlwind 3 times from oil/grease leaking down the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-15-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,943
Posted By FasGlas
That's what I was looking for. You can control...

That's what I was looking for. You can control the system and alter trims, etc in windows but you can't use the planner unless you're online. I'd like to see a windows based planner.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-15-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,943
Posted By FasGlas
It's been so long I don't remember but it would...

It's been so long I don't remember but it would be nice to be able to configure the system without going online. Windows configure program.
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,133
Posted By FasGlas
Cars don't fly, they do blow on occasion and if...

Cars don't fly, they do blow on occasion and if the engine quits you pull over and call AAA. Again folks...... You can't judge this or any product until you use it! Fact: In all my years of flying,...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,133
Posted By FasGlas
Scott & Bob..... You're comparing apples to...

Scott & Bob..... You're comparing apples to oranges. I won't even get into why I would never uses fuses but you both have completely overlooked 90% of the features and advantages of using a VP-X. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,556
Posted By FasGlas
Mike, I think you'll find Air Power will give you...

Mike, I think you'll find Air Power will give you a much better price on all the ECI stuff... Covers, gaskets, parts, etc. ECI is full list. (That's what I found)
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,133
Posted By FasGlas
Wow... that's a lot to digest.... Let me hit on a...

Wow... that's a lot to digest.... Let me hit on a few points asked. As far as much less work, that would depend on how many circuits one is going to use. I got the VP-X pro, it has I believe 27...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,556
Posted By FasGlas
Those are nice but way too pricey for me. I don't...

Those are nice but way too pricey for me. I don't open my cowl for people so I'd be the only one seeing them. But they are very pretty.
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,133
Posted By FasGlas
Ok Carl.. I'll bite... Why don't you like this...

Ok Carl.. I'll bite... Why don't you like this product?
I've installed many CB's and my VP-X pro. It was a fluke that I got one to install, and I knew nothing about them, but I couldn't be happier...
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