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Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By gasman
Here are some before and after...

Here are some before and after shots....
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The product came from Amazon.... cheap.
If interested drop me a PM.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,676
Posted By gasman
In the video, you didn't mention about any...

In the video, you didn't mention about any feedback from the stick during any of these maneuvers, and leads to believe that the pilot is not paying attention to what his aircraft is trying to tell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 03:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,829
Posted By gasman
Not only that, The RV6/6A was only produced for...

Not only that, The RV6/6A was only produced for 15 years. The 7/7A is in it's 22nd year of production. There are still many 6/6A kits being worked on.

The seven has a long way to go to knock the 6...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,676
Posted By gasman
Too many requirements for me..... 31416 Is...

Too many requirements for me.....

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Is there a simple way to view??
I will "circle back" later.
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Forum: Safety 09-23-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,676
Posted By gasman
You must mean "prevent".........

You must mean "prevent"...... right?...;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By gasman
For those that don't want to learn another hobby,...

For those that don't want to learn another hobby, any sign shop can make all the labels you need. You can bring in designs printed from your computer...... https://www.fastsigns.com/worldwide/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By gasman
How about this..... don't put your bench grinder...

How about this..... don't put your bench grinder on the bench.
Use a stand. The mess sweeps up far easier than all over the bench.
And you can use the wheel from many more angles.
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I used...
Forum: Safety 09-21-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,451
Posted By gasman
Are you over thinking this, or is it really that...

Are you over thinking this, or is it really that complicated. If you have one wire that disconnects the AP, and one wire that removes power to the trim, then one simple toggle switch on the panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,222
Posted By gasman
Van's had record sales during covid. Have some...

Van's had record sales during covid. Have some cash ready because in the next two years, there will be many opportunities to purchase kits far below current prices. Go ahead and purchase your first...
Forum: Safety 09-20-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,451
Posted By gasman
Then a safe way to wire the trim is to have it...

Then a safe way to wire the trim is to have it active only when the auto pilot is disengaged..... unless you HAVE auto trim.
Forum: Safety 09-20-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,451
Posted By gasman
I also went back and made some changes (in bold)...

I also went back and made some changes (in bold) to my post to make my concern a little clearer.
Forum: Safety 09-20-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,451
Posted By gasman
I can see this working great with manual (non...

I can see this working great with manual (non electric) trim. But with electric trim (operated manually) that can get activated many ways without you knowing, just looks like a failure point that can...
Forum: Safety 09-20-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,451
Posted By gasman
Years ago when I was commuting to work, almost...

Years ago when I was commuting to work, almost every day as I passed this house heading out of town I would hear something hit the underside of my car.

It took a while, but I figured it out..... I...
Forum: Safety 09-20-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,451
Posted By gasman
I don't have an auto-pilot, but I do have a...

I don't have an auto-pilot, but I do have a question.... How can you trim with the AP engaged? It would be like you, the pilot, trimming while the co-pilot is trying to keep the aircraft level.

Not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,589
Posted By gasman
Are the brushes getting stuck and not feeding out...

Are the brushes getting stuck and not feeding out as they wear?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By gasman
Water in the hub is not a big problem, it will...

Water in the hub is not a big problem, it will balance itself till it is slung out. But it should not be in there.

Now, water in the prop blade would be another issue.....:eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-18-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,589
Posted By gasman
The only electric load that should not go through...

The only electric load that should not go through the master solenoid would be electronic ignition. But you never know what the builder did till you check it out.

Your theory is easy to confirm.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By gasman
There is a reason the switch came with brass...

There is a reason the switch came with brass screws.... but De-Ox may help in this situation.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-18-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,589
Posted By gasman
But at least the cables were tight...

But at least the cables were tight enough....
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The first nut is installed at the factory. It "clocks" the contact foot. Very important that is is never rotated from that spot.

The second nut...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,589
Posted By gasman
When you are starting you RV, how does the...

When you are starting you RV, how does the battery know if it is going to be a local flight or a cross country flight??

There are thousands of RV's using the PC680 with no problem. You do have an...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By gasman
Look at Dynon's install instructions for the...

Look at Dynon's install instructions for the adahars, and only install the needed mount or platform for the mount. Read ahead and think ahead but don't purchase anything for the panel too far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,558
Posted By gasman
Ed, this may help..........

Ed, this may help....... https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=209486
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-16-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,101
Posted By gasman
Yep.... Two people and baggage = 3100# I would...

Yep.... Two people and baggage = 3100#

I would hope when Van's goes electric, they fly a RV6 solo with FP prop and very low on fuel and make that the mark for the handling characteristics of the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-15-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By gasman
Short local flights can be done now.... If that's...

Short local flights can be done now.... If that's all you want to do. If you want to fly the current range of an RV 4,6,7,8,9,10,12, or 14 on electricity you may have a chance, in about 15 years....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By gasman
Stainless is not a hard metal. It is a dense...

Stainless is not a hard metal. It is a dense metal that will work harden easily. You can use standard bits like sold at ACE to drill with. Go SLOW and keep it from heating as others have said. On...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
Posted By gasman
The least I would do is open the hole up to 1/4"...

The least I would do is open the hole up to 1/4" with file. Polish the hole edges. Glue a backing piece of aluminum. Fill the hole with filler, JB weld etc and finish with paint or decal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
Posted By gasman
In that area, a 2" back up would be fine using...

In that area, a 2" back up would be fine using adhesive. Some filler and an airbrush with matching paint and it is gone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,470
Posted By gasman
I have a spot marked on the floor for each tire....

I have a spot marked on the floor for each tire. I just roll it into place and the stems line right up with the 1" access holes.....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2022, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By gasman
The caliper goes on first. Then the wheel with...

The caliper goes on first. Then the wheel with the bearings installed and the disc attached.... Then you bolt on the pressure plate that has the other pad riveted to it.

If the disc scrapes on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By gasman
U-810 does not mount to the wheel. Go back and...

U-810 does not mount to the wheel. Go back and study DWG C-2, SECT A-A. Note R1.

If installed properly, the caliper should rattle on the disc before it is filled with fluid.

The calipers must slide...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,554
Posted By gasman
Just dip a small flat screwdriver in the...

Just dip a small flat screwdriver in the container (allow it to stop dripping) and touch to top of joint. Do this several times and you will see it suck right into the joint.

Does it help the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-11-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By gasman
Do some research..... that unit has a very poor...

Do some research..... that unit has a very poor design. I would look at the competition for a rear mounted alternator.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,475
Posted By gasman
If the aluminum housing is thick enough, I would...

If the aluminum housing is thick enough, I would tap it for a 1/8" pipe plug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,470
Posted By gasman
Find the correct size vacuum cap to fit the stem....

Find the correct size vacuum cap to fit the stem. Pull off, push on with needle nose pliers.
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Amazon and NAPA autoparts sell a flexible extension that will screw on even
when the stem is not in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,475
Posted By gasman
For those with a horizontal mounted filter...

For those with a horizontal mounted filter (standard) it doesn't matter the filter number, just punch a hole in the top of the filter, unscrew 180* IOW punched hole down, hang a cup under the filter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,475
Posted By gasman
Yes, the S-15 (it is a complete unit) will fit an...

Yes, the S-15 (it is a complete unit) will fit an O320. You do need to install a nipple from your old filter onto the S-15, or purchase a new one... they are 3/4 X16. You can purchase two 3/4 X 16...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,475
Posted By gasman
Look here on your filter, if it is stamped 3.4.16...

Look here on your filter, if it is stamped 3.4.16 as this filter is, then YES the S-15 will screw right on providing the nipple is on the adapter and not the filter.
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Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,760
Posted By gasman
A procedure that can catch carb float problems...

A procedure that can catch carb float problems during pre-start.... fuel pump on... watch for max pressure... fuel pump off... is max pressure held?
Or did it bleed off, indicating a leak.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,760
Posted By gasman
Check the fire extinguishers at your airport....

Check the fire extinguishers at your airport. Most are ABC, and will total an aircraft.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By gasman
If what you want is performance, then go O360 and...

If what you want is performance, then go O360 and CS prop. If you are going from a spam can, then you will be pleased. Just don't ever fly an RV with a O320 and fixed pitch prop because handling will...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-08-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,794
Posted By gasman
There is no IFR certification in the "Operating...

There is no IFR certification in the "Operating Limitations"

To be IFR, you need to install the required equipment, or purchase an RV with the equipment installed.

Here is more information from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,872
Posted By gasman
That's because it equates to the torque printed...

That's because it equates to the torque printed on a Champion Aerospace filter.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-08-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By gasman
The only time you will get air in the system...

The only time you will get air in the system after the initial bleed, is to wear out both pads and have a fluid leak at a fitting. Air can't leak in, only fluid can leak out. If you don't have a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-08-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By gasman
Is this something I am expected to...

Is this something I am expected to understand....:confused:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-08-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By gasman
For reading oil and fuel pressure, it is actually...

For reading oil and fuel pressure, it is actually better to have air in the line if the sensors are mounted above the source. But it really doesn't matter.
Forum: Tools 09-06-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By gasman
Either one looks good. I would strip the wire so...

Either one looks good. I would strip the wire so the end of the insulation would press firmly against the barrel for support.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,739
Posted By gasman
Your insurance company has powerful leverage on...

Your insurance company has powerful leverage on your non compliance choices.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By gasman
Propane has been a very successful motor fuel if...

Propane has been a very successful motor fuel if the conversion was done correctly. Every propane dealer in the country powered their delivery trucks with propane.

I powered my 67 mustang (289) for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By gasman
In order for it to progress this far, it must be...

In order for it to progress this far, it must be at least as good as 100LL.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-03-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By gasman
Here is a picture of the button to be filled in....

Here is a picture of the button to be filled in. Grind and sand down to the smaller head...
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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-03-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By gasman
Scott, mine is cut down and lowered and I have no...

Scott, mine is cut down and lowered and I have no problem operating the flaps at the proper speed.

Lowering (means longer links and new catch pattern) gives you more advantage. I lowered mine to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,399
Posted By gasman
That statement is impossible..... you can't do...

That statement is impossible..... you can't do anything sooner with new techniques.....:D

I wish I built my RV6A sooner with RV7A techniques....:rolleyes:
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-02-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,324
Posted By gasman
An .040 reducer is OK for oil, and could be...

An .040 reducer is OK for oil, and could be reduced in size, but it is really too big for gas. An .015 restrictor would provide fuel pressure (and the loss of it) and provide a greatly reduced hazard...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-02-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,324
Posted By gasman
It looks like they re-clocked so the 45* fuel...

It looks like they re-clocked so the 45* fuel pressure fitting pointed direct to the cube to make it easy to run the line.

Fuel pressure is way more important than that red cube. So did they not...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,324
Posted By gasman
Maybe they should ask..... Who removed the fuel...

Maybe they should ask.....

Who removed the fuel pressure sender and line that was connected to that restricted fitting?

Was the plane taken to the shop with that restricted fitting capped off?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By gasman
The reason I mounted the senders on the top motor...

The reason I mounted the senders on the top motor mount was so the lines can follow the mounts over close to the firewall and the wires are at the firewall.

The mount is already an obstruction that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-30-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By gasman
Two Adel clamps.... one fits the motor mount, the...

Two Adel clamps.... one fits the motor mount, the other fits the sender housing.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-29-2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By gasman
How To Post Photos

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1615576&postcount=63
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,380
Posted By gasman
The benefit I see with the O ring in the cylinder...

The benefit I see with the O ring in the cylinder is the piston and the cylinder has less area exposed to the elements. And only the piston gets exposed with pad wear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,399
Posted By gasman
Cut your seat back shorter, just enough to clear...

Cut your seat back shorter, just enough to clear the brace. You can then lift yourself out with your elbows.

It also makes it much easier to reach things in the back. The amount that you cut off is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,464
Posted By gasman
Let's step back to 1-08-2010.........

Let's step back to 1-08-2010...... https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=394501&postcount=9
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,464
Posted By gasman
Not required.

Not required.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By gasman
"Current plan might seem a little extreme, but...

"Current plan might seem a little extreme, but it's the only way I can think of to be sure: I've got a decent little endoscope with a long-cabled camera on it. I'm going to secure the camera to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By gasman
It's flying... Wipe and watch. Base "O" rings are...

It's flying... Wipe and watch. Base "O" rings are fairly reliable.
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