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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By gasman
A cheaper way..........

A cheaper way....... https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1511865&postcount=3
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,199
Posted By gasman
Now I have someone to blame...........:D

Now I have someone to blame...........:D
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By gasman
Installing this stiffener in a completed aircraft...

Installing this stiffener in a completed aircraft would be a good contender for a quality adhesive.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-04-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By gasman
You should never run a strut to failure. Each...

You should never run a strut to failure. Each time you lift the canopy, you are testing the strut. Each time you reach up and pull the canopy down, you are testing the strut. When the time comes that...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-04-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By gasman
One thing you could try is to install a weaker...

One thing you could try is to install a weaker strut on the right side, and a firmer one on the left. If you do this, you must only open and close the canopy from the (left) firm side. A used strut...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-01-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,631
Posted By gasman
Here is a guy that installed the Yamaha motor in...

Here is a guy that installed the Yamaha motor in a Kitfox..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BibiTUv9DYA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,584
Posted By gasman
This video is a good example of a leading edge...

This video is a good example of a leading edge repair... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCgXRJ5onS8
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By gasman
Some good reading here..........

Some good reading here....... https://vansairforce.net/community/search.php?searchid=49399982
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,584
Posted By gasman
Very good luck for a 119 year old pilot.

Very good luck for a 119 year old pilot.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-22-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,340
Posted By gasman
"to the PMag barbed fitting with a 1/8 ID Hose....

"to the PMag barbed fitting with a 1/8 ID Hose. If the hose that PMag supplies is long enough, you can use that."

So if the Pmag has a 1/8" barbed fitting, then just go to the hardware store and get...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-21-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,905
Posted By gasman
Keith, I will take the fuel gauges page 1 item 4....

Keith, I will take the fuel gauges page 1 item 4. And MGL compass page 2 item 15.
I sent you a pm with contact info.....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,837
Posted By gasman
You may want to start here.......

You may want to start here.... https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=105870&page=4
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By gasman
What you are trying to protect is way above the...

What you are trying to protect is way above the sump. Fill the sump 100% then turn the motor upside down.

To fully protect it, also remove the intake tubes, and exhaust. Fill each intake and exhaust...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By gasman
The leg just needs to be sent in to be cut off...

The leg just needs to be sent in to be cut off and re-threaded.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By gasman
I agree with you. I think most of the problems...

I agree with you. I think most of the problems were caused by changing from the Cleveland nose wheel, axle style change, and finally the sealed bearings.

There was more of a binding problem than a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By gasman
Bill, Looking at your picture, it looks like you...

Bill, Looking at your picture, it looks like you still have the old style fork in service.

Check out SB 07-11-09 here.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,257
Posted By gasman
Starting at 13 years of age and earning $.50 per...

Starting at 13 years of age and earning $.50 per hour ( that's 50 cents) I purchased a Honda 55 trail. Then went to a 50cc Tohatsu, 125cc DKW, 250 scrambler, 500 Verago, Sportster. Still have..... 87...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,812
Posted By gasman
Not only that, the cheapest to insure......:)

Not only that, the cheapest to insure......:)
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-09-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,706
Posted By gasman
Hole in firewall not needed..... Bolt pointing...

Hole in firewall not needed..... Bolt pointing down is much easier to remove and install. Open end wrench works just fine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-08-2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By gasman
What will make your pads last longer is to...

What will make your pads last longer is to install thicker discs that will shed the heat better. The stock brakes are undersize for the aircraft.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,098
Posted By gasman
Years ago there was a filter (ADC I think) that...

Years ago there was a filter (ADC I think) that was a flat filter that had about a 6" disc screen that filtered down to about 20 microns. This filter held only about a tablespoon of oil. As the disc...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,706
Posted By gasman
I ordered five AN5-21A bolts and measured all of...

I ordered five AN5-21A bolts and measured all of them for the best fit. You need to add at least one washer under the head for a good shank fit, and two under the nut. The nut used was MS21045-5. The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-06-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,706
Posted By gasman
Cole, you may save yourself a lot of work if you...

Cole, you may save yourself a lot of work if you try a longer bolt first. The stock bolt measures under size right near the threads. This causes the mount to have only one fitted surface and that is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,197
Posted By gasman
A 1/2 ball off can be as simple as the pedal...

A 1/2 ball off can be as simple as the pedal mount blocks causing too much drag on the tubing.
Reach down and pull the pedal towards you, it should be easy to swing with very little drag.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By gasman
How about an adjustable cg..... A tube with a...

How about an adjustable cg.....

A tube with a diameter of 2 to 2.5 inches and a length of 13 inches PROPERLY installed
across the tail cone at the width of about 13 inches. Access port on one side...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,839
Posted By gasman
Can pictures be rotated before posting, or are we...

Can pictures be rotated before posting, or are we stuck with this issue forever???
Forum: California 04-03-2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By gasman
Another one for Harris Ranch. If there is a wait...

Another one for Harris Ranch. If there is a wait for the dining room, just eat in the bar.
Forum: COMM 03-27-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By gasman
Page 14 owners manual. Then, a small piece of...

Page 14 owners manual. Then, a small piece of shade film over screen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,479
Posted By gasman
From a power off maneuver at under 75 MPH?? I...

From a power off maneuver at under 75 MPH??

I think Van himself would argue that point.

That's when you use the slip. So you should know how to do a slip in comfort.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By gasman
Click the post # and paste it like...

Click the post # and paste it like this....https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1512099&postcount=163

Takes you right to it.....;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By gasman
Once you have confirmed your TDC ...

Once you have confirmed your TDC https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1511865&postcount=3

Take a bolt that just fits through a hole in the flywheel (you might need to wrap some tape...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By gasman
You need to purchase this.......

You need to purchase this.... https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/timing_ind1.php?clickkey=2986546
PISTON STOP FOR E25

And download this..... E-25 User Manual (PDF) it's on the same...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By gasman
Torque a nut in a vise. Measure the torque with...

Torque a nut in a vise. Measure the torque with the wrench that you will use and a fish scale, then apply that same measurement to the nuts you want torqued.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By gasman
__________________ David Heal - Windsor, CA (near...

__________________
David Heal - Windsor, CA (near Santa Rosa)
EAA #23982 (circa 1965) - EAA Technical Counselor and Flight Advisor; CFI - A&I
RV-12 E-LSA #120496 (SV w/ AP and ADS-B 2020) - N124DH...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,584
Posted By gasman
A 6 inch brass bar (ends flat) and a heavy hammer...

A 6 inch brass bar (ends flat) and a heavy hammer is all that is needed. Easy taps crossing the circumference. No need to make a big deal out of something you are going to do every 5 or 10 years or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,434
Posted By gasman
I would not consider this a good ground location....

I would not consider this a good ground location. The full load of the starter must pass through the battery box bolts.

The forest of tabs should be bolted to the firewall with a passthrough brass...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-02-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By gasman
Van's new high wing...

Van's new high wing STOL.............................:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By gasman
Not in the USA.

Not in the USA.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,413
Posted By gasman
Your exhaust support should be connected to the...

Your exhaust support should be connected to the motor, not the motor mount. It needs to move with the motor.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,340
Posted By gasman
A simple brass fitting to replace the manifold...

A simple brass fitting to replace the manifold plug (pipe thread) with 1/8" barb, and use 1/8" vacuum line from auto parts. The "T" can be as simple as a "T" from the irrigation section of ACE...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-22-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,407
Posted By gasman
Are you ready for...... Liquid Piston

Here is the latest and greatest......

Let's see how long it takes to power anything of value. Maybe this will be the one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfQu8zgpgwg

.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By gasman
When you apply the brakes, the pads are pressed...

When you apply the brakes, the pads are pressed against the rotating disc and causes friction to slow down the airplane. Each time this happens, a small amount of the pad wears off causing the PUCK...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,435
Posted By gasman
"With a key out, a kid can not possibly crank the...

"With a key out, a kid can not possibly crank the engine but that can not be said with the push button."

This is very true if you fail to monitor what is going on in your aircraft.

As another has...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By gasman
An oil cooler is designed to transfer heat. A...

An oil cooler is designed to transfer heat. A house wall is designed to not transfer heat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,338
Posted By gasman
One intake valve opens and one exhaust valve...

One intake valve opens and one exhaust valve opens.... The valves open twice...:D

He did not say EACH valve opens twice...:rolleyes:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,605
Posted By gasman
Nice to see the RV6 tilt up on the logo...

Nice to see the RV6 tilt up on the logo representing the backbone of the company............ :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,073
Posted By gasman
The intake ports from the carb to the 4 cylinders...

The intake ports from the carb to the 4 cylinders are interlinked. So if one cylinder (out of the 4) has an intake and an exhaust valve that is not seated, you will not be able to pressure the intake...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By gasman
It really depends what starter and alternator you...

It really depends what starter and alternator you now have..... you may already be there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,073
Posted By gasman
Is there any time either all of the exhaust or...

Is there any time either all of the exhaust or intake valves closed at the same time?

The carb does supply all cylinders.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,073
Posted By gasman
It may also help to tape off your exhaust. At...

It may also help to tape off your exhaust. At that point, the only normal leak will be past the rings. And instead of the cowl intake as mentioned above, connect to the carb intake.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,249
Posted By gasman
In the past, Van's was an airframe kit supplier...

In the past, Van's was an airframe kit supplier only. You had to figure where everything goes, make your own shopping list and find the suppliers.
Forum: RV-4 02-03-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,649
Posted By gasman
I think you can order them from Van's.

I think you can order them from Van's.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-03-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 132,250
Posted By gasman
Why can't you mount the starter contactor an inch...

Why can't you mount the starter contactor an inch lower to get away from the fuel line?
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By gasman
Ask your tax adviser. Your tax is due on the year...

Ask your tax adviser. Your tax is due on the year of the purchase. Keep good records throughout your build. Once the finished aircraft shows up on the county records, you will be asked again for...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By gasman
Talk to U-Haul about a discount because you are...

Talk to U-Haul about a discount because you are returning the truck to the bay area...... My discount was 75% and that was way back when people were happy with CA...........:eek:

Back then, Van's...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By gasman
Not only will you be taxed at the time of your...

Not only will you be taxed at the time of your purchase, (Van's is required to collect for California) if you sell your kit later to someone in California, they will be taxed AGAIN for the same kit.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,241
Posted By gasman
If the price of locktite 567 is beyond your...

If the price of locktite 567 is beyond your comfort zone.........
This ...........https://www.acehardware.com/departments/plumbing/solvents-and-cements/plumbers-putty-and-sealers/4396321 will do just...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-01-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By gasman
INSERT Pics. How to correct rotation

Thread drift found the answer... https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1499319&postcount=7

Maybe Doug could add this to his picture posting instructions.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-01-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,172
Posted By gasman
NAPA Autoparts.........

NAPA Autoparts.........
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By gasman
There needs to be some kind of an award. We have...

There needs to be some kind of an award.

We have all done something like this and had to sit back and laugh.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By gasman
This........

This..... https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-galaxy-tab-a-2019-8-32gb-black/6368084.p?skuId=6368084

Is cheap, has no over heat problems..... and has a very bright screen.

ON SALE RIGHT NOW AT...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-31-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By gasman
Why does that happen........ The picture...

Why does that happen........



The picture rotated to the left. Not the snow......:rolleyes:
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By gasman
You missed my point.

You missed my point.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By gasman
........................... who's goal?

........................... who's goal?
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