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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,854
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: 317
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: 317
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: 819
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: 349
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: 349
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: 106,203
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: 2,174
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: 2,174
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: 2,174
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: 2,678
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: 2,678
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: 2,678
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: 2,174
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: 1,624
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: 2,332
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: 537
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...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By FasGlas
This problem is from one of two sources. The most...

This problem is from one of two sources. The most common is the mixture valve is leaking and not shutting off the fuel completely. The servo can be sent out to have this fixed. The second, less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,087
Posted By FasGlas
What the feds "Can" do and what they "Will" do...

What the feds "Can" do and what they "Will" do are two different worlds. It is a huge process to file criminal charges against a pilot, and a pilot with a lawyer it's nearly impossible. I closely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,087
Posted By FasGlas
I've always wondered just what the percentage of...

I've always wondered just what the percentage of GA pilots there are that have no license, after all, there's not that much the feds can do but revoke your license. There's no doubt that flying in...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-04-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,613
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: Engine Monitors 11-24-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
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: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,480
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
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, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,271
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,271
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,271
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, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,575
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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,575
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, 02:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,575
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, 01:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,575
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, 10:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,575
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,720
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,720
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, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,624
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, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,624
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
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, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
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, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
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, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,139
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, 09:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,110
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, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,755
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, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,289
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, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,660
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
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, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
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, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,296
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,296
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
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, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
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, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,572
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,268
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, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,897
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, 12:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,570
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, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,697
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...
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