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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,993
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: 2,483
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: 12,086
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: 1,878
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: 3,571
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: 12,086
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: 12,086
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: 14
Views: 1,608
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: 9
Views: 597
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: 2,307
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: 1,018
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: 124
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: 2,292
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: 1,059
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: 578
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: 578
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: 1,765
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: 876
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: 1,471
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: 2,189
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: 702
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: 1,429
Posted By gasman
Not in the USA.

Not in the USA.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,496
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: 22
Views: 1,499
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: 2,085
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: 632
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: 2,072
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: 1,157
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: 2,155
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: 5,186
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: 1,845
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: 1,346
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: 1,845
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: 1,845
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: 3,017
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: 1,476
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: 155
Views: 128,344
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: 1,498
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: 1,498
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: 1,498
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: 2,062
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: 357
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: 2,024
Posted By gasman
NAPA Autoparts.........

NAPA Autoparts.........
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
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: 612
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: 1,113
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: 1,274
Posted By gasman
You missed my point.

You missed my point.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By gasman
........................... who's goal?

........................... who's goal?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By gasman
My Ifly 740 was like a mirror. I found some film...

My Ifly 740 was like a mirror. I found some film on Amazon that reduced the reflection by about 75%. I don't really want to apply the film to an expensive Dynon screen.

I don't know about the other...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By gasman
Screen Reflections

I just noticed in this post... https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1496698&postcount=4 ...the screen reflections.

Is this typical of Dynon screens on the Skyview?

I am currently...
Forum: RV-4 01-19-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 257,236
Posted By gasman
Nice to see the value of MGL represented on your...

Nice to see the value of MGL represented on your panel. It is a loss to us that they are no longer represented here on VAF........ :(
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By gasman
Even if you use the three thread rule, the screws...

Even if you use the three thread rule, the screws will be very short.... difficult to use.

Extra threads can help if the head gets snapped off, you can continue to twist it through the nut.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-12-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By gasman
DWG 34........ REV 12 was after the Orndorff...

DWG 34........ REV 12 was after the Orndorff tapes. Install the F611E spacer per plans.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By gasman
I agree.... The only thing I would add is to use...

I agree.... The only thing I would add is to use boat trailer lube. I also use it on my wheel bearings. It is very sticky and stays in place....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,843
Posted By gasman
Don't use EZ turn. Try again with string........

Don't use EZ turn.

Try again with string..... nice thick string like kite string. The thick string gives enough friction to hold up the rod. Tie one end off on top of the motor and the other to a...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-06-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,583
Posted By gasman
Are you an EAA member?.........

Are you an EAA member?...... https://www.eaa.org/airventure
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-04-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,583
Posted By gasman
Give Van's till July 26th.

Give Van's till July 26th.
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By gasman
Not Dan here, but you could squeegee proseal over...

Not Dan here, but you could squeegee proseal over the rivet heads and then with a moist solvent rag, wipe off all of the sealant. There will be a fine seal around each rivet head that will allow the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,358
Posted By gasman
The concept explained........

The concept explained..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APcpp3wFZjU&t=228s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By gasman
Yep!...................................:rolleyes:

Yep!...................................:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,322
Posted By gasman
Here is an example.........

Here is an example...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZeeZ2BRNk4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,522
Posted By gasman
Looks like the preview plans ended with the RV9....

Looks like the preview plans ended with the RV9.

The preview plans are a great source of information before, during and after construction.

The thumb drive is good when you just want to print a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,405
Posted By gasman
Rarer than oxygen is the needed ignition...

Rarer than oxygen is the needed ignition source......................:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By gasman
Best to use these with electronic ignition to...

Best to use these with electronic ignition to make it simple.
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