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Forum: RV-10 03-29-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By chaskuss
That depends on how much protection you want

See my post below

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=61276&postcount=3
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,922
Posted By chaskuss
Wink Jim Weir wrote 2 articles about DIY capacitance...

Jim Weir wrote 2 articles about DIY capacitance fuel gauge systems. If memory serves, he gives the info you want in those articles [Kitplanes]. I "think" I have both those articles stashed somewhere...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-15-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By chaskuss
Lars, The O-ring kits are 70 durometer EDPM....

Lars,
The O-ring kits are 70 durometer EDPM. FYI, I've found a reasonably priced tester for automotive brake fluids. It has 5 LED lights. Green = 0% moisture. One Yellow = 1% Moisture, Two Yellow =...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By chaskuss
Different O-ring compounds used

Automotive brake fluids require the use of EDPM O-rings. EDPM is rated for 300F temperatures. The original O-rings are Nitrile [aka Buna N] which are rated for 250F. For the fluid you want to use,...
Forum: Tools 12-03-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By chaskuss
Not essential, plus less expensive tools are...

Not essential, plus less expensive tools are available. See

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productdetails.asp?RecId=2952

FYI, the owner of Pegasus built a RV-9A. Best to use Cobalt drill bits...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-12-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,998
Posted By chaskuss
Been there, done that, got the Tee shirt. I found...

Been there, done that, got the Tee shirt. I found that best solution was to use the next size longer rivets. Swell them slightly, using a hand squeezer, before installing the rivets in the structure....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,859
Posted By chaskuss
Kavlico Sender update

I just wanted to add info about the Dynon TSB regarding Kavlico pressure sending units. See

https://www.dynonavionics.com/bulletins/support_bulletin_050620E.php

and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,259
Posted By chaskuss
Greg, You are correct. That first photo...

Greg,
You are correct. That first photo definitely shows the original style top spar cap. If it were a "-1" wing, the upper spar cap would extend beyond the inner rib of the leading edge. Thank...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By chaskuss
The manual specifies that new internal star...

The manual specifies that new internal star washers are to be used each time. The only other thing that would work here would be wave washers....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By chaskuss
Operator error

Sounds like the normal Facet pumps use 45 degree threads [automotive, as it's originally an automotive pump]. Operator meant to change the angle 8 degrees to 37, but due to a math error, ended up 8...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By chaskuss
Improving the Cleveland Brakes

Grove makes excellent stuff. However, if they are to rich for your blood, you can improve the stock brakes with thicker rotors. Easy to do....
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-09-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By chaskuss
Delete the heavy brass fuel selector Vans...

Delete the heavy brass fuel selector Vans supplies. Buy your fuel selector from Andair.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-05-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By chaskuss
That is a long time

What part of the country is this engine located? Has it been there the entire time? Has the current owner had the engine this entire time? Even storage oil won't protect a camshaft for 20 years,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,864
Posted By chaskuss
Don't count on it

I'm old enough to remember vinyl tops on cars back in the 1970s. You notice that is no longer popular. The manufacturers applied the vinyl tops over bare steel. The rust and corrosion under the vinyl...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,864
Posted By chaskuss
Inspecting the belly skin "may" be simply...

Inspecting the belly skin "may" be simply inspecting an area which is not exposed to rain and other contaminates as much as the upper fuselage, leading edges etc. I would suggest inspecting other RVs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,864
Posted By chaskuss
I'm wondering how much corrosion he'll find under...

I'm wondering how much corrosion he'll find under that vinyl in 5 - 10 years???

Charlie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,631
Posted By chaskuss
Ed, Thanks for fixing those links. They now seem...

Ed,

Thanks for fixing those links. They now seem to work using any web browser.

Charlie
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-29-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By chaskuss
Did this unit sit unused for 6 -12 months? If so...

Did this unit sit unused for 6 -12 months? If so then you can probably rejuvenate it yourself. The electrolytic capacitors fail when unused for long time periods. However, they can be fixed by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-29-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,631
Posted By chaskuss
Broken Web Links

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Ed,
Your web links don't work for me. Are you using the Chrome browser?? I'm using Firefox with uBlock Origin pop up blocker.

I tried using MS Edge. It asked me to sign into my Google...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,449
Posted By chaskuss
Sport Aviation Plexi Repair Article

Recently, I've been editing articles from old copies of Kitplanes and Sport Aviation. The November 2007 issue of Sport Aviation has a great article regarding a major Plexi repair. It was on the top...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-19-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By chaskuss
Recent article in Kitplanes regarding this subject.

Recently had an article on this subject and coincidentally on an RV 8. A nice design, the author basically created cargo netting type pouches to be installed in the spaces along the sides of the...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,561
Posted By chaskuss
Check your email Charlie

Check your email

Charlie
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By chaskuss
Earlier tanks are referred to as pre punch. The...

Earlier tanks are referred to as pre punch. The later tanks are referred to as matched hole. On the earlier kits only the skins. And spars and the back baffle had pre punched rivet holes in them. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,277
Posted By chaskuss
Lower profile tools

I've been using the Craftsman set linked below for 20 years. They will get into tighter spots than the tools previously linked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By chaskuss
Will a Michelin airstop tube do you okay? Have a...

Will a Michelin airstop tube do you okay? Have a couple of them new in the box. Just replace it when you got the time

Charlie

Private message me with your contact details
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By chaskuss
Andy, What you describe may well be automotive...

Andy,
What you describe may well be automotive exhaust nuts, made of brass. The previous owner may have had problems with the "proper" nuts seizing to the studs. The nuts you describe are often used...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-10-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,155
Posted By chaskuss
Another option

Carlos,
I'd say that the 218 C flash point for the Royco 782 is correct. The Sky Geek site lists the flash point as 218 C. The PDS linked to that site [which claims the higher flash point] is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-15-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,335
Posted By chaskuss
Not quite

You'd never make it as a purchasing agent. All you would need to do is buy an external CD / DVD player. Or you could simply buy an internal optical drive from a vendor like newegg.com. Quality, name...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By chaskuss
I seem to remember that there is a Lycoming...

I seem to remember that there is a Lycoming service instruction or service bulletin that has all these dimensions on it. If you don't get any other responses send me a PM and I'll dig it up at my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,936
Posted By chaskuss
Ed, Wow! That's a great collection of excellent...

Ed,
Wow! That's a great collection of excellent insights.
Charlie
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,093
Posted By chaskuss
Good tip Vlad

I hadn't thought of that. Sealing all the faying surfaces and riveted joints is standard practice on the fuselage of pressurized aircraft. I know of several RV Builders down here in southeast Florida...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,971
Posted By chaskuss
If the kit was in Michigan then Scott Hersha's....

If the kit was in Michigan then Scott Hersha's. post number 6 would definitely be in play. That said November and December are probably the hardest months to try and sell a big ticket item. That's...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By chaskuss
Replacing plastic with more plastic??

Mickey,
Your link shows more plastic housings. How are these better than what he is having problems with? Are you using these items with success? Just asking.

Charlie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,971
Posted By chaskuss
Location location location

Todd you live in a country with a huge landmass but not a very large population. I doubt many RV builders in the USA would be interested in trying to import something like that from Canada. That's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,000
Posted By chaskuss
There is no left or right hand

Mark,
You will need two of the W - 412 ribs. There is no left or right hand on these parts. Per Vans parts list Circa July of this year those ribs cost $9.80 each. Refer to drawings 9A and 17A for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 33,243
Posted By chaskuss
Parts Quality Is Only Part of the Equation

The best of components can be defeated by an unskilled or apathetic work force assembling the alternators. Every week contains a Monday morning and a Friday afternoon!

Charlie
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 33,243
Posted By chaskuss
2 questions

Bob, How much does it weigh?

Charlie
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-10-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,019
Posted By chaskuss
That link works

That link works
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-10-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,019
Posted By chaskuss
No joy

Jeff, Google spits back a 404 error on all eight links to your photos. I think you need to check the links.

Charlie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,350
Posted By chaskuss
That's easy to fix

There's an easy fix for that. Go to the Kitplanes website and create an account. Then go into the archives and download the latest issue as a PDF and save it to your hard drive. While you're at it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By chaskuss
Give yourself options

Don't move the stock seat back hinge from its current position. Simply add a second seat back hinge 1.5 in further back. With the tall pilot seat back weldment installed, the standard seat back will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,792
Posted By chaskuss
The battery manufacturer's recommendations would...

The battery manufacturer's recommendations would always trump the general recommendations that I gave. In my experience, only Ford calls for charging voltages as high as 15 volts. GM and Chrysler...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,792
Posted By chaskuss
Not quite

Ed, that's not quite right. Automotive internally regulated alternators can only measure their own temperature. They can lower or raise the charging voltage based on that temperature. The assumption...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,792
Posted By chaskuss
Please clarify

I'm a little confused here. What do you mean by B&C over-voltage kit? My previous comments were based on B&Cs LR3C voltage regulator technical manual revision C Circa 2016 09...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By chaskuss
The Cleveland wheels are magnesium. I don't know...

The Cleveland wheels are magnesium. I don't know for certain whether they're cast or forged. If I had to guess I'd say they're cast. Can you forge magnesium? Sounds like that would be dangerous to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,998
Posted By chaskuss
yes, obviously your first pet was the Sinclair...

yes, obviously your first pet was the Sinclair dinosaur!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-03-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,907
Posted By chaskuss
Apples to oranges comparison

Steve, your experience shows that Nippon Denso alternators aren't the only ones that can provide excellent service. Your Chevy came with an alternator that was manufactured by what used to be the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,907
Posted By chaskuss
It doesn't weigh 12 lb according to Advance Auto Parts

Jim, I sent a question to Advance Auto Parts asking them the weight on both the 90 amp alternator designed for external regulation for the 1995 Dodge van and also for the 70 amp alternator for the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,518
Posted By chaskuss
Where is the oil cooler?

Perhaps it's just the perspective, but I don't see an oil cooler mounted on that shroud. For those that have their oil cooler mounted on the engine mount or the firewall all you really would need is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,907
Posted By chaskuss
Lester numbers

The Lester number for this alternator is 13354.

The Lester number for the 1992 Camry 70 amp alternator that I also mentioned earlier is 14849. This is an internally regulated alternator that can be...
Forum: Safety 10-31-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,544
Posted By chaskuss
Sounds like a cotton cloth or rag may have been...

Sounds like a cotton cloth or rag may have been used to clean the inside of one of the fuel tanks or some part of the fuel system previous to the accident. Most likely an edge or some portion of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By chaskuss
Yes and no

The sump will physically bolt onto the crankcases,no problem. However, O-320 carburetor engines usually come with the smaller MA - 4 carburetor. The -E2A model was only rated at 150 horsepower....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,907
Posted By chaskuss
The ultimate external voltage regulator???

Tim,
West Marine touts Balmar brand alternators and voltage regulators. The Balmar model MC-614 multi-stage voltage regulator has an amazing list of capabilities. I suggest you download the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,907
Posted By chaskuss
You have really summed the issues up

Tim,
Your "rant" as you call it, really contains a lot of excellent information. People who aren't knowledgeable about electrical or electronic matters generally think that a 60 amp alternator is a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,907
Posted By chaskuss
Do you know if that 12 pound weight that you...

Do you know if that 12 pound weight that you quoted is the actual weight of the alternator or shipping weight ? I would suggest you also check the weight of that 1992 Camry alternator. There might be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,907
Posted By chaskuss
Yes the PlanePower pulley will fit the shaft on...

Yes the PlanePower pulley will fit the shaft on the Chrysler alternator. The Chrysler alternator is the same physical size as the 70 amp Nippondenso that the original poster reported having installed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,907
Posted By chaskuss
More info to muddy the waters even further

I just stumbled across this article. For those with standard flooded acid batteries don't bother reading it it doesn't really pertain to you. However if you have an AGM battery or a lithium battery...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,907
Posted By chaskuss
A picture is worth a thousand words

Follow the link below. Look for the small photo of the alternator and tap on it to get multiple views of the alternator. You will see how the mounting system is set up. It has a bracket coming off...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-30-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By chaskuss
Sorry no answers, just more questions

What time frame did you purchase your electronic ignition system in? Does your MTH have the original small pick up sensor? Or the later larger-diameter one?

Charlie
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,907
Posted By chaskuss
A few answers and another alternative

Tim,
The old Nippon Denso alternators with the round 3 terminal connector in the rear were used up to the 1992 model year. The oval 3 pin connector with the reduced width pins, started in the 1993...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,859
Posted By chaskuss
I heard back from Erik at GRT this afternoon

Just an FYI for those interested in this thread. I spoke to Eric at GRT on the phone yesterday morning. I explained that I was interested in using the Kavlico P4056 sending units. I then emailed him...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,479
Posted By chaskuss
Possible shorted rectifier diode in the alternator

The symptoms you are reporting and the very short life spans of these batteries coincides exactly like the symptoms of an alternator that has one or more shorted rectifier diodes. 95% of the time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,859
Posted By chaskuss
Larry I think you and I simply have different...

Larry I think you and I simply have different interpretations of what was being asked. I viewed his question to mean did GRT offer to sell the EIS unit with the Kavlico senders. They do not. However...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,958
Posted By chaskuss
Mike, thanks for the link to the excellent...

Mike, thanks for the link to the excellent Kitplanes article.

Charlie
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