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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,457
Posted By chaskuss
Loose leaf Paper Reinforcements

These will work great, without spending a lot of money or effort.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V9FL8V4/?coliid=I29ZT3I54LGI22&colid=2PBLGM2Z0VOHN&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Forum: RV-4 06-09-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By chaskuss
Yes, this is a factory option for RV8/8A models....

Yes, this is a factory option for RV8/8A models. Contact Vans for the drawing.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By chaskuss
Good deal. However, this is an internally...

Good deal. However, this is an internally regulated alternator. Original poster may want an externally regulated alternator, so that he can set the voltage output to match his battery. Most of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By chaskuss
I would up size the rivets to the -4 size. You...

I would up size the rivets to the -4 size. You can also fabricate new rudder bottom attach strips to gain edge distance here. I would also suggest substituting nut plates and screws for attaching the...
Forum: Autopilots 06-01-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By chaskuss
Autopilot Servo Weight Comparison

I was just on GRT's web site. They list physical dimensions but not the weight of their AP servos. I searched this forum, but didn't find that info. ACS has the weight listed as 2.25 pounds, but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,683
Posted By chaskuss
That's why you design your instrument panel to...

That's why you design your instrument panel to allow you to quickly and easily remove your $$$ avionics and radios. Put them in your flight bag and take them to the motel with you.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,683
Posted By chaskuss
Clay, Check your private messages. Charlie

Clay,
Check your private messages.

Charlie
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By chaskuss
Charles, Do you have Nova brand strobes? If so,...

Charles,
Do you have Nova brand strobes? If so, they have multiple settings for flashing the strobes. Try switching to a different pattern. If that clears it up, you probably have dirty switch...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-29-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By chaskuss
I agree with Carl. Leave all the fiberglass parts...

I agree with Carl. Leave all the fiberglass parts off. Stuff rags, paper towels etc into these 'glass parts, so that as they finish curing, they don't collapse. Better to have them "to wide" then to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-11-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By chaskuss
Just ignore the guy with the old kit

After reviewing several revisions of the RV9 drawing 34, I now realize that the center section of the 9 and 9A are identical. That's smart, as it reduces the parts count for that item. There are no...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-11-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By chaskuss
Big Rivet Removal

Just curious how you removed the rivets from the main spar, without wallowing out the holes? On the A models, a number of large rivets are left out of the center section of the wing main spar. The A...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By chaskuss
Proseal not needed

Clay, Don't apply ProSeal to the AN end cap. It's not needed and could cause problems if you want to remove the end cap in the future. What size fitting is installed here? Usually, the return lines...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By chaskuss
You can make it worse if you don't do it right.

If you decide to tear it down, make sure you have a set of torque plates on hand. Only do 1 cylinder at a time. Read Mike Busch's Why I Hate Pulling Jugs article...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By chaskuss
William Check your private messages

William
Check your private messages
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-30-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,205
Posted By chaskuss
Yesterday, I was rummaging around up in the loft...

Yesterday, I was rummaging around up in the loft of my shop. I stumbled upon the stock F-8113B pieces. The vertical measurement, similar to the [blurry] photo I posted of my modified piece is 1 7/8"....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By chaskuss
Easy Fix

You need a new voltage regulator. I'm unfamiliar with that alternator. If it has an internal voltage regulator, it's very easy to replace. You do not need to totally disassemble the alternator to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,205
Posted By chaskuss
More info about my modified left cabin console cover F-8113A-L

I just measured that part. [F-8113B-L] It is 2 1/2" tall. I didn't have to raise it much, as only the outboard wiring terminal of the outboard fuel gauge touches the bellcrank arm, using the stock, 1...
Forum: RV-15 03-26-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,752
Posted By chaskuss
Talking Is your 9A done yet????

Is your 9A done yet????
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-23-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,414
Posted By chaskuss
Better look closer

I suggest you look again. SB480F, page 2, table 1, left column, 2nd item from the top, at the bottom of that item

"On oil sump - Oil suction screen cleaning/inspection"

In the right column, it...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-23-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By chaskuss
I believe what he refers to is linked...

I believe what he refers to is linked below:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XYD2760/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

smaller items of the same...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,729
Posted By chaskuss
I'm late to reading this old thread. Since no one...

I'm late to reading this old thread. Since no one gave him an answer, I will. I can recommend MTO Battery. They replace cells in all sorts of tools and other devices with Lithium...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,353
Posted By chaskuss
Oil Canning of the Tail Cone Belly Skin is Common

Not sure if your noise is related, but many report very scary noises coming from the tail cone belly skin when doing aerobatics or sudden pitch changes. Many have suggested adding a stiffener...
Forum: Tools 03-21-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By chaskuss
This tool is sold at auto parts stores. It's...

This tool is sold at auto parts stores. It's original use is to clean the old gasket material from hard to reach areas, like the thermostat housing surface on Mopar small block engines. Super handy...
Forum: Tools 03-21-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By chaskuss
Wink Major time saver

Invest in a few straight and 90 degree die grinders from Harbor Freight [or similar]. Mount your most used mandrels into each die grinder. it saves a LOT of time when you don't have to keep switching...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-21-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By chaskuss
I agree with Carl. Any primer that gets into the...

I agree with Carl. Any primer that gets into the threads will come out when you first install the screw. FYI, the nut plate locking feature is done by crimping the steel. That means that the first...
Forum: Tools 03-21-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By chaskuss
You will end up using all of them

I prefer to use the fine [blue colored on the 2" and 3" Roloc discs]. That said, I have all the varieties and I've found that you will use them all. The more coarse wheels and discs get used on...
Forum: Safety 03-21-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,806
Posted By chaskuss
This is a great example why it's smart to follow...

This is a great example why it's smart to follow Dan's recommendations on insulating your firewall.

Dan, Any chance you can replace your missing photos in the thread...
Forum: Tools 03-21-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By chaskuss
Question

Larry,
Are you referring to a screw with a head for a Torx bit or driver? If so, what size Torx is it? I would suggest buying a 1/4" drive Torx socket of the correct size. With a socket, you can...
Forum: Florida (South) 03-21-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By chaskuss
Shortage of hangers in this area

Tim,
Since you asked for PMs, I have no idea if you've had any response. I would suggest you look at KOPF, just north of Miami.

https://www.airnav.com/airport/KOPF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By chaskuss
I've been reading quite a number of WWII aviation...

I've been reading quite a number of WWII aviation books lately. One of the best of those is:

One Damned Island After Another: The Saga of the Seventh
by Clive Howard and Joe Whitley

It tells the...
Forum: Primers 03-15-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,610
Posted By chaskuss
And Corrosion X can end up adding more weight...

And Corrosion X can end up adding more weight than using primer.
Forum: Safety 03-15-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,117
Posted By chaskuss
Rick, Both the standard regulator and the...

Rick,
Both the standard regulator and the Conserver Bill mentions have one output nipple. You can simply add a plastic or metal Y fitting to split the feed for two people. I've done this and had no...
Forum: Safety 03-15-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,117
Posted By chaskuss
Bill, Do did you do any research regarding...

Bill,
Do did you do any research regarding different brands of the O2 monitors? Any recommendations?

Charlie
Forum: Safety 03-15-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,117
Posted By chaskuss
Bill, Great post. I will have to investigate...

Bill,
Great post. I will have to investigate that Conserver. I was lucky to be given two similar tanks [full] a regulator and 3 cannula from a friend who happens to be an EMT Lieutenant. I found a...
Forum: Safety 03-15-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,117
Posted By chaskuss
Easy to find

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284087401431

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284285143357

https://tinyurl.com/2a79w8uc
Forum: Painting your RV 03-15-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,601
Posted By chaskuss
I always store my respirator filters in a Zip...

I always store my respirator filters in a Zip Lock bag to extend their useful life when not in use.
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-15-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,595
Posted By chaskuss
I'll second Norman's vote for the GRT EIS 4000....

I'll second Norman's vote for the GRT EIS 4000. That said, if you need something to fit in a 2.25" instrument hole, the GEM 602 will work. I have a good used one. If interested, PM me.

Charlie
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By chaskuss
If the hinge and the rivet shop heads are visible...

If the hinge and the rivet shop heads are visible from the inside, grind off the shop heads from the hinge [which you are replacing anyway]. You can now see the outline of the rivet, to center punch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By chaskuss
I suggest you contact Vans and get the packing...

I suggest you contact Vans and get the packing list for each of the 4 sub kits. That way you can do an inventory to see if anything is missing.

FYI, I agree with the other poster who mentioned...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,295
Posted By chaskuss
Jeff, Any idea of how many square inches of...

Jeff,
Any idea of how many square inches of filter surface are inside each of those filters?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By chaskuss
You also want OP 22 r2 for the new engine. PM me

You also want OP 22 r2 for the new engine. PM me
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By chaskuss
Chris, Check your private messages

Chris,
Check your private messages
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,295
Posted By chaskuss
IL4 Filters are easier to fit

The filter supplied with Vans FI fuel pump is made by Flow Ezy. Before that pump assembly was redesigned, it used a Flow Ezy model IL6 fuel filter. I have no experience with the new pump, so do not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,205
Posted By chaskuss
Sorry, I don't have any sketches. I simply cut...

Sorry, I don't have any sketches. I simply cut off the original, then made cardboard mock ups to see how high I needed it to be to have clearance. I think I raised it about 2 inches at the peak....
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,205
Posted By chaskuss
Where nut plates need to be added

https://i.postimg.cc/DzHJPLKr/Nutplate-Installation-to-allow-rapid-removal-of-rear-rudder-pedals-from-cockpit.jpg...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,205
Posted By chaskuss
I didn't have to ream out the ID of the push rod,...

I didn't have to ream out the ID of the push rod, but I can imagine it could happen if the powder coat guy goes nuts. It was a very snug fit, which is a good thing. Upon further review, I now...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,419
Posted By chaskuss
Question New Version of "The List"??

Greg,
Once upon a time, Vans had what you termed "The List". It contained lots of component parts, by part number and the price of each. Any chance that a new version will be posted?

Charlie K
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,009
Posted By chaskuss
Agreed. The big question is, will the ANL fuse...

Agreed. The big question is, will the ANL fuse blow faster than you notice the short and kill the main contactor. If it doesn't, than installing it is a waste of time/money/weight.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,009
Posted By chaskuss
Using the mid sized #6 or #8 wire allows you to...

Using the mid sized #6 or #8 wire allows you to install an ANL fuse for this circuit back by the battery tray, so that wire is protected.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,009
Posted By chaskuss
Not really. You would need to run an additional...

Not really. You would need to run an additional #8 or #6 AWG wire from the main contacter up to the cockpit and alternator. This would add a bit of weight, but nowhere near using two #2 AWG cables....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By chaskuss
Naturally https://lucasindustries.com/

Naturally

https://lucasindustries.com/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By chaskuss
Talking Read the auction ad and you will see there is....

Read the auction ad and you will see there is. Make sure to only use a genuine Churchill applicator.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By chaskuss
You need to show the entire joke

Steve,
I almost busted a gut when I first saw this many years ago. It was a gag eBay auction.

https://i.postimg.cc/9MvQXJjS/Lucas-Electrical-Harness-Replacement-Smoke-Page-1.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,545
Posted By chaskuss
I'm late to reading this thread

You forgot to make one for the cowl exit air. Otherwise birds will fly in there and make a nest. For the carb/FI snorkle you can use a Nerf football cut in half. This also works for the cowl air...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,450
Posted By chaskuss
Might want to check the fit of the nose gear leg

I'm surprised no has mentioned the possibility of the nose gear leg being loose in it's socket [in the engine mount]. With 1200 hours on the plane, it's a possibility. This would allow the nose wheel...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By chaskuss
Michael, Are your belly and side skins riveted...

Michael,
Are your belly and side skins riveted to the bulkheads, spars and longerons? If not,without the turtle deck at least clecoed into place, your fuselage structure is not really rigid. If you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,368
Posted By chaskuss
DSS2X121-0045B are available

Scott,
Bob N's basic rule of thumb is that any circuit which carries over 5 amps, should use a relay. Since your circuits won't, you don't need the relays.
FYI, you can get a brand new IXYS brand...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,432
Posted By chaskuss
Dumb question

Please excuse a question from an 8A builder. I have no experience with the 14. It's also the only model I don't have plans and drawings for. Does the 14A main landing gear mount into a weldment which...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-02-2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,673
Posted By chaskuss
Stolen email addresses

FYI,
Most often, the scammer is using the email address of a person or business that they have tricked into giving info to take control of that email address. This happened to me about 18 months...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,062
Posted By chaskuss
Question Perspiring minds want to know!

Dave,
Would you mind divulging what they charged you for the cylinders?

Charlie Kuss [rhymes with puss. German word for kiss]
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By chaskuss
These back orders are beyond Vans control. They...

These back orders are beyond Vans control. They did not charge you shipping for the parts not sent, so it's not really like you are paying double shipping.

For the original poster, if you are in a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-11-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,492
Posted By chaskuss
Bill, Comparing RTV to copper is a poor analogy....

Bill,
Comparing RTV to copper is a poor analogy. The copper washer work hardens when the bolt is torqued. That is why any time you want to reuse a copper sealing washer, you have to anneal it first....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-09-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,492
Posted By chaskuss
A copper washer will fix it

Bill, remove the bolt and replace the steel flat washer with an appropriately sized copper washer. The copper washer will act as a washer and as a gasket. Copper washers are commonly used to seal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 34,955
Posted By chaskuss
Yes, the torque increases as shaft speed...

Yes, the torque increases as shaft speed decreases. Obviously, it's the same motor. Only the gearing changes. Anyone know what the specs [speed/torque/distance] are on the original flap actuator sold...
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