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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By gasman
We really have to blame Van's for this kind of...

We really have to blame Van's for this kind of thread going on for three pages.

Each new kit that gets introduced is easier to assemble than the last one and the issues with construction
end up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By gasman
Fly into Appleton. Bus goes from airport to EAA....

Fly into Appleton. Bus goes from airport to EAA. School bus to dorm .Dorm room at the University. Eat at the university or a nearby walk. Bus pass for the week.

Last few trips, Appleton bus people...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By gasman
Did all he do is wash the plane? Cowl on or off?...

Did all he do is wash the plane? Cowl on or off? Any other maintenance done...
Back track everything that was touched. You will find your answer.
Forum: RV-3 08-12-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By gasman
Chris, I sent you a PM.....

Chris, I sent you a PM.....
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,588
Posted By gasman
Wow!! an extra 138# of fuel did that... I don't...

Wow!! an extra 138# of fuel did that... I don't think so....:rolleyes:
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-12-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,776
Posted By gasman
Aircraft filters that are most common to RV's...

Aircraft filters that are most common to RV's have this nipple.

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If you are going to use an automotive filter, you need this nipple.
Get it from a Champion filter. They are not easy to remove....
Forum: RV-15 08-09-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 65
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 5,998
Posted By gasman
Van's biggest failure (in terms of kits sold) was...

Van's biggest failure (in terms of kits sold) was also his best handling aircraft, the RV3.

People do expect the RV15 to handle GREAT for a high wing. And it will have all of the advantages of a...
Forum: RV-15 08-09-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
The first guy to flip an RV15 will appreciate...

The first guy to flip an RV15 will appreciate three things......


1. He has a far better chance of not suffering any injuries.
2. The door will open the same way upside down.
3. He won't damage the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 155,104
Posted By gasman
Try this.... 29181

Try this....
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Forum: RV-4 08-07-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By gasman
I don't have an RV4, but (to me) that does not...

I don't have an RV4, but (to me) that does not look like the correct way to mount the roll bar. I can see why it cracked, it had no choice.

Get ahold of the plans and figure out the proper way it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,544
Posted By gasman
Yes... I can see how that would be....;)

Yes... I can see how that would be....;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,544
Posted By gasman
Only after the vernatherm has closed.

Only after the vernatherm has closed.
Forum: RV-15 08-07-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 65
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 5,998
Posted By gasman
I happen to have an O360 N.E.B. that would bolt...

I happen to have an O360 N.E.B. that would bolt right on to an RV15........:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,129
Posted By gasman
The number ONE issue with this event is to...

The number ONE issue with this event is to process thousands of aircraft in a safe manner..... EAA FAILED on providing a safe procedure.

I have always been amazed at how well Oshkosh week functions...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,992
Posted By gasman
This thread is another good reason why you...

This thread is another good reason why you should... KEEP IT SIMPLE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,992
Posted By gasman
You need to start asking for tracking numbers,...

You need to start asking for tracking numbers, and callback the next day if you haven't received the tracking number. Stay on top of it and don't trust anyone to do what they say...... no tracking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By gasman
Thanks for posting this story...

Thanks for posting this story...
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,510
Posted By gasman
Next time snap the picture... wings level....;)

Next time snap the picture... wings level....;)
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
It should be capable of spins and unusual...

It should be capable of spins and unusual attitude recovery practice for training purposes and fun.... I do expect the RV15A to become a trainer also.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,436
Posted By gasman
Yep... Used a motorcycle horn mounted on the left...

Yep... Used a motorcycle horn mounted on the left lower motor mount near the exit.

Very useful.
Forum: RV-4 07-29-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By gasman
You may want to look up this guy........

You may want to look up this guy..... https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=143131
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
What do you get when you take the most successful...

What do you get when you take the most successful kit aircraft designer and set out to improve on the most popular aircraft ever built?

You get the RV15. When Van's does do the nosewheel, it will...
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By gasman
Purchase one (or two) of these now before they...

Purchase one (or two) of these now before they run out or increase the price....

https://www.harborfreight.com/3-16-inch-air-hydraulic-riveter-93458.html?_br_psugg_q=rivet+gun
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By gasman
Adjust RPM and MP (first 2 numbers) to total 48...

Adjust RPM and MP (first 2 numbers) to total 48...
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By gasman
What does each block weigh?? They look very...

What does each block weigh?? They look very heavy:eek: but can't be...
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
To justify my above statement, attached are the...

To justify my above statement, attached are the kitfox order sheet and Van's order sheet....

28671 28672

Kitfox series 7 STi.... base price $44,000.00 and options from above list.
Total up a Kitfox...
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
My statement....... Van's has always been the...

My statement.......

Van's has always been the leader in kit aircraft value..... I expect Van's will be able to beat the finished price of a Kitfox. This is his biggest competitor in this...
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
Originally Posted by alpinelakespilot2000 View...

Originally Posted by alpinelakespilot2000 View Post
Anyone hear any ballpark estimates on kit cost? As cool as it looks, I fear, based on its size, that this will be at least as expensive as the -10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By gasman
Your utility company does it all the time......;)

Your utility company does it all the time......;)
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By gasman
Take your cable size (the copper part) without...

Take your cable size (the copper part) without insulation to a welding supply shop. They will have splices that will carry the current. Installs with an allen wrench.
Forum: RV-15 07-23-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,390
Posted By gasman
Due to it's rather conventional profile in the...

Due to it's rather conventional profile in the sky, it won't have the same impact as when Rutan would arrive in his latest design.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2022, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By gasman
A worm drive (the gears) really has no way to...

A worm drive (the gears) really has no way to slip by design.

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Look at the spools on the shaft that the cables or straps wrap around.
Forum: RV-15 07-21-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
Owned a C-150 and a PA-28 151..... the C-150 WAS...

Owned a C-150 and a PA-28 151..... the C-150 WAS a pita to fuel.

But I would do it with a smile if I had an RV15.
Forum: RV-15 07-20-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
Yes, this is a nice seating position. Kinda like...

Yes, this is a nice seating position. Kinda like sitting in a dining room chair.
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Look how nice it would be to work on the brakes.

BIG DRAWBACK..... fueling.

note......I would add a fold down...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-17-2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By gasman
Scroll to the bottom of the page.......

Scroll to the bottom of the page.... http://www.lightspeed-aero.com/Products/Accessories.htm
Forum: COMM 07-15-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By gasman
"repeated plugging and unplugging with ultimately...

"repeated plugging and unplugging with ultimately cause them to fail."

These came from AT&T and were used on switchboards for years and were plugged and unplugged several times a day. They were...
Forum: RV-15 07-15-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,768
Posted By gasman
The title says.... RV15 STANDARD KIT PRICE...

The title says.... RV15 STANDARD KIT PRICE GUESSES.

Out of 15 posts only 4 have to do with the subject.... If you want to talk about anything else other than the title of the thread, learn how to...
Forum: RV-15 07-14-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
For those that don't know Rudi, he made AMAZING...

For those that don't know Rudi, he made AMAZING video's of his RV7 building itself....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuQNhMiUefI


sorry for the thread drift...... but it's worth it!...:) ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By gasman
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/saf...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/safairflush_05-01503.php
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,217
Posted By gasman
Another thing you can look into is the fact that...

Another thing you can look into is the fact that the builder installed a used engine, you may be able to purchase a new motor from Van's.... and maybe a CS prop..
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2022, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By gasman
May be a bad ground. Try running a temporary...

May be a bad ground. Try running a temporary ground wire from your regulator to your battery ground.
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
Toss us another bone...

How about (estimated) empty weight? HP range?

I expect it to be around 1100#. And HP, 180 to 220
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,768
Posted By gasman
RV15 Standard Kit Price guesses. And anything else you want to talk about.

Make your best guess what the STANDARD kit price will be on the RV15.

My guess is it will be priced about $42,500.00
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
Will the RV 15 be aerobatic.... With that...

Will the RV 15 be aerobatic....

With that rudder, I would expect it to be.
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
Well, I guess that question has been...

Well, I guess that question has been answered.....
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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-11-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,355
Posted By gasman
That is the best advice you could give anyone...

That is the best advice you could give anyone that is contemplating calling Klaus......... he has taught us well.
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 11:51 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
So how short do you need to be to clear the...

So how short do you need to be to clear the tracks....
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
Who is going to be first to get the Fowler Flap...

Who is going to be first to get the Fowler Flap track forehead indentation??

No cargo door? Maybe the seats are set on a double extend track and will go to the panel with the stick full fwd.

Where...
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
This video went form 9,000 views yesterday, to...

This video went form 9,000 views yesterday, to over 30,000 in less than a day.......:eek:
As John Mc Bean would say.... move on, move on, nothing to see here...:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 01:58 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,393
Posted By gasman
Struts make a wing very strong and very light. A...

Struts make a wing very strong and very light. A passthrough spar would take up a lot of headspace and make removing the wings 10 times harder.

Van was able to make the landing gear all but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By gasman
This should also work to lube the valve for a few...

This should also work to lube the valve for a few $$ less..... https://www.lowes.com/pd/Super-Lube-Multi-Purpose-Synthetic-Grease-NLGI2-with-Syncolon-PTFE-3-oz-65279/5001657303

Or this for all of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By gasman
No.......... Might have been used as a gasket...

No..........

Might have been used as a gasket to reduce water entering the area.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,322
Posted By gasman
Nope, mine was a direct spin on replacement....

Nope, mine was a direct spin on replacement. Unscrew the end, spin off enough TP for roll to fit in housing and screw the end back on. Install on motor like any other spin on filter.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,322
Posted By gasman
And now you know why I removed it after only 5...

And now you know why I removed it after only 5 oil changes.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,872
Posted By gasman
Regular filter O rings extend beyond the case by...

Regular filter O rings extend beyond the case by .085 and allow a crush to .040 with a 3/4 turn or torqueing to 18 ft.#.

The K&P O ring extends .025 beyond the case. Do not expect to turn it 3/4...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,322
Posted By gasman
I actually have a reusable oil filter that I...

I actually have a reusable oil filter that I purchased in 1972 and used on my Mustang for 25Kmiles...... it used a roll of toilet paper...:eek:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,872
Posted By gasman
If you decide not to safety your filter, after...

If you decide not to safety your filter, after it's properly installed, then place a piece if tape on the filter that you can see and confirm (when you check your oil level) that it has not moved.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,322
Posted By gasman
Every shop should have a 2 gallon bucket 1/2 full...

Every shop should have a 2 gallon bucket 1/2 full of kitty litter to clean up oil and fuel spills. You can let the oil left in the housing drain into the bucketand then wipe out with a paper...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,322
Posted By gasman
I plan to use Dawn dish soap and hot water in a...

I plan to use Dawn dish soap and hot water in a jar with a spacer in the bottom to hold up the filter. Agitate, let set, and pour through a coffee filter and repeat. Dry with a hair dryer and dump...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-06-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By gasman
Back then, I recorded the entire series. Very...

Back then, I recorded the entire series. Very worth while watching. They move fast and don't go into detail.

When the 8 was finished, he built a helicopter..... That was very interesting.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,322
Posted By gasman
My first assignment arriving on this earth was to...

My first assignment arriving on this earth was to find a nipple!!...... I had no idea what I was looking for.....:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,322
Posted By gasman
compared to a CH48110-1, it is 1 1/4" shorter...

compared to a CH48110-1, it is 1 1/4" shorter measuring from top of nut. The diameter is 1" narrower.

It is the same size as a Harley filter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,322
Posted By gasman
It pays to shop around.........

It pays to shop around...... https://www.ecstuning.com/b-k-and-p-engineering-parts/kp-engineering-high-performance-stainless-steel-micronic-oil-filter-w-machine-finished-end-caps/s15~k-and-p/ ...:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By gasman
After 50 Years, Is It Still The Best??

I posted this article in 2007 https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=19692

My question to those who have owned one and moved on to bigger and better. Is it still the best handling...
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