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Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
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: 1,257
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: 33
Views: 6,089
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: 1,257
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,923
Posted By gasman
This is a quote form VAF posting pictures located...

This is a quote form VAF posting pictures located at top left of THIS page......


"You can embed up to (10) pictures in each post.

Making the image around 900 pixels wide or less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
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: 183
Views: 36,720
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: 407
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: 44
Views: 3,358
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: 4,155
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: 51
Views: 4,261
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: 2,239
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: 2,239
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: 876
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: 6,366
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: 6,366
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: 787
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: 942
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: 607
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...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By gasman
A wooden or rawhide mallet works great with a...

A wooden or rawhide mallet works great with a C-frame with little operator fatigue.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-16-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,807
Posted By gasman
It's a one time purchase. Treat it right and it...

It's a one time purchase. Treat it right and it will last the life of your airframe....
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...placementparts
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By gasman
Looking at this picture, it appears that the...

Looking at this picture, it appears that the pedals are not made from parts as other RV models are, they look like they are formed from the factory.
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By gasman
That is NOT the way it is.... you can't fly like...

That is NOT the way it is.... you can't fly like that. Van's did not intend it to be that way. Something has been drilled wrong. Looking at your photo, I would re drill the right ear to match the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By gasman
Install new snap bushings with your new cables....

Install new snap bushings with your new cables. Pop out the old ones and snip them with side cutters to remove. Install new cables......

Take your new bushings and a razor blade and slice the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-10-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,577
Posted By gasman
Congratulations Chuck...... You are about to find...

Congratulations Chuck...... You are about to find out why the rv6/6A is the most popular model Van has ever designed.

Understand and respect the nose wheel and you will always have a big smile after...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-07-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,146
Posted By gasman
How does it fly with the same weight in each...

How does it fly with the same weight in each seat?....... and trim centered.
Forum: RV-3 03-05-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By gasman
Order a set of preview plans for the RV3 from...

Order a set of preview plans for the RV3 from Van's.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-05-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By gasman
The hardest part is not flying during the...

The hardest part is not flying during the install.

Just follow the easy steps to install as you stand on your head.

Other than training, chances are they will never be used.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By gasman
Just noticed all three posts above are from...

Just noticed all three posts above are from Sonoma County CA, where flying is only good 12 months out of the year......:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By gasman
Another way is to cut the length of pleats in...

Another way is to cut the length of pleats in thirds and squeeze each stack in the vise catching the oil underneath with a rag or paper towel. I have gotten the filter media so dry that I wrote the...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By gasman
Check the motor mount to firewall bolts within...

Check the motor mount to firewall bolts within the first 300 hours.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,998
Posted By gasman
You would be amazed at what you don't need to...

You would be amazed at what you don't need to have a very nice VFR RV. So much money is spent for motors, panels and props that never get used to their potential. Anything more than wings and a motor...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,807
Posted By gasman
Summit makes some great inline filters with a...

Summit makes some great inline filters with a surface area far greater than the disc type....

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-230124b/replacementparts

Here is the SS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,076
Posted By gasman
So, the FAA has you down as the Manufacturer?

So, the FAA has you down as the Manufacturer?
Forum: Tools 02-21-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,653
Posted By gasman
Hotrod tested torque wrenches.........

Hotrod tested torque wrenches...... https://www.hotrod.com/articles/ccrp-1304-torque-wrench-testing/
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,653
Posted By gasman
This...

This https://www.sears.com/craftsman-3-8-in-dr-beam-style-torque-wrench/p-00932999000P torque wrench will work well on your top auto type plugs. It will fit between the baffles and plugs. Beam...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,734
Posted By gasman
If you purchase struts that end up being too...

If you purchase struts that end up being too strong, try one strong one on the pilots side only..... providing you only open and close your canopy from this side. Doing this allows you to install a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-12-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,812
Posted By gasman
Book torque...... but never reuse the star washer.

Book torque...... but never reuse the star washer.
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,681
Posted By gasman
Go here........

Go here..... https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/ductflanges.php?clickkey=49081 and pick the two sizes you want connected.

Glue the flanges back to back, grind down the flange to look...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By gasman
Can drilling this location wait till the parts...

Can drilling this location wait till the parts are in their final (riveted) position?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By gasman
Here you go.........

Here you go...... https://porcupinetech.com/rvproj/docs/vans/sb96-10-3.pdf

This has nothing to do with grease. Do a search here on VAF for flap motor grease issue.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-08-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,174
Posted By gasman
Did YOU mean pre-punched?? and, if I remember, it...

Did YOU mean pre-punched?? and, if I remember, it was only the skins that were pre-punched.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,269
Posted By gasman
I have two ground straps.... one braided and the...

I have two ground straps.... one braided and the other made from welding cable. One to the firewall, one to the pass through ground lug to the field of grounds on the cold side of the firewall.

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,334
Posted By gasman
A landing light turned on during any flight would...

A landing light turned on during any flight would be noticed in events like this. Lights on during all flights should be common sense....

I guess it will take a law to get pilots to do it.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-03-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By gasman
You might look here.........

You might look here...... https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1549217638-92-267&browse=am&product=tire-tube
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,723
Posted By gasman
If Krytox 205 lube holds up as well as EZ Turn...

If Krytox 205 lube holds up as well as EZ Turn then yes, it will last 20 years. You are only rubbing on a small film on the "O" rings.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,199
Posted By gasman
You may think it only happens to experimental...

You may think it only happens to experimental airplanes....

The owner of a Piper Arrow at my home field installed high compression pistons in his O360 between annual inspections..... no a&p help, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By gasman
I have not installed one. I could see that you...

I have not installed one. I could see that you could make it work on a 7 type tilt up. I would make a single piece control rod and shape it to cam over to lock it in place.The end of the rod pivot...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,199
Posted By gasman
When Van's sold certified engines, what I was...

When Van's sold certified engines, what I was told was, if the motor was to keep it's certified standards, it would need to be maintained and signed off by an IA just like a certified aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By gasman
That breaker will continue to be a problem for...

That breaker will continue to be a problem for you. Remove it, it is not needed to protect anything in the starter system that you can't control yourself.
Forum: Tools 01-26-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By gasman
My very first tool was a set of Channel locks...

My very first tool was a set of Channel locks found in an intersection while riding my bike, I was 10 years old. My dad had a small assortment of tools but no channel locks. I etched my name on them,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 420
Posted By gasman
Looking back

For anyone that didn't see the video of Rudi Greyling building his RV7 wings in one minute and nine seconds........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpmUgNNqLwI
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,713
Posted By gasman
How far off is the timing at that time? I don't...

How far off is the timing at that time?

I don't expect it to move at all due to the fact that there is nothing to wear out.
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By gasman
Ken, you don't need the interior to check where...

Ken, you don't need the interior to check where to set the pedals. What you need is the measurement (thickness) of the backrest cushion. With that measurement, you can stack up towels to simulate the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,447
Posted By gasman
Very good point..... I would like to see how well...

Very good point..... I would like to see how well the standard lock washers would hold up to this test with proper bolt installation.

There are places on the aircraft that would benefit from using...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,447
Posted By gasman
Star washers are to be used only one time, then...

Star washers are to be used only one time, then tossed. They are also cheaper.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By gasman
Making Van's plastic vents work

If you don't want to spend $$$$ to replace Van's eyeball vents because they are leaking or, they will not stay in the position that you set them. Then here is two ways to fix the problem.....

1. If...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,783
Posted By gasman
Reading voltage on a battery does not prove it's...

Reading voltage on a battery does not prove it's condition.......

You need a load tester... https://www.harborfreight.com/100-amp-6-volt12-volt-battery-load-tester-69888-9191.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By gasman
Increase the cross bar by one size and mount the...

Increase the cross bar by one size and mount the flap motor on the sidewall like an 8.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By gasman
NAPA autoparts will have them also.....

NAPA autoparts will have them also.....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,421
Posted By gasman
Why should you have to go through an entire A&P...

Why should you have to go through an entire A&P course just to inspect your one and only RV that you work on all year long?

Ask any A&P and you will find that 80% of what they studied for on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,421
Posted By gasman
The current repairman's certificate allows a...

The current repairman's certificate allows a person that has never taken apart a Honda 90 (example) motor, timed a motor, rebuilt a carb or installed a spark plug, to dig in and inspect a...
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