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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-11-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Gusmax
AFP also has a clever purge valve addition that...

AFP also has a clever purge valve addition that allows you to purge the hot fuel from top of the engine to make for easy hot starts.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,079
Posted By Gusmax
That really is a bummer! What sort of temps? It...

That really is a bummer! What sort of temps? It is always cold up here.

It looks like both cracks start at screw holes? On second photo, there appear to be small cracks or crazing near the edge...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By Gusmax
Sounds like a good reason to remove the stupid...

Sounds like a good reason to remove the stupid plastic as soon as possible, unless you are doing a polished aluminum finish. To prime and paint, you will scuff the aluminum with maroon scotchbrite...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-02-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,576
Posted By Gusmax
Hi Vince, I thought most were going for the...

Hi Vince,

I thought most were going for the slider canopy?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By Gusmax
Yes it is true. It does not make any sense, but...

Yes it is true. It does not make any sense, but it is true. If owners were getting killed or killing passengers, Transport would change the rule, so it must be working. Hopefully owners who do not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-31-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,044
Posted By Gusmax
WD-808 Seat back dimensions

Could someone please measure their WD-808 steel seat back for me? I'm trying to figure out if it could be adapted to fit the Rocket fuselage. The dimensions of the pads where it attaches to the...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-28-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,576
Posted By Gusmax
Showplanes RV-8 Fastback Canopy Questions

I'm building a 200HP Rocket and LOVE to composite canopy kit that Showplanes sells for their fastback conversion! It is a work of art. Unfortunately, it will not fit the Rocket canopy. I'm...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-11-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By Gusmax
Do a search on this forum, there are many posts...

Do a search on this forum, there are many posts for both systems.
Forum: Polishing your RV 08-22-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,071
Posted By Gusmax
MT Propeller spinners are chromed fiberglass, I...

MT Propeller spinners are chromed fiberglass, I wonder how they do that??
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,689
Posted By Gusmax
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0HPJjKXzzE I...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0HPJjKXzzE

I made a Dynamic wheel balancer similar to this one, it works great!
Forum: Fiberglass 05-11-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,985
Posted By Gusmax
The Valspar putty is a polyester resin based...

The Valspar putty is a polyester resin based because it uses MEKP to harden it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By Gusmax
There are all sorts of paintable caulk/sealants...

There are all sorts of paintable caulk/sealants at the hardware store. PRC sealant (fuel tank or fairing sealant) is very paintable also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,791
Posted By Gusmax
You might already know that automotive flares are...

You might already know that automotive flares are 45 deg and JIC/aircraft flares are 37 deg. Therefore you cannot use the flaring tools from HF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By Gusmax
Find somebody with a conduit bender, that will...

Find somebody with a conduit bender, that will make a nice radius.
Forum: RV-4 12-30-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By Gusmax
Look up (vacuum forming leading edge skins) on...

Look up (vacuum forming leading edge skins) on YouTube. There are all sorts of videos on doing it with a shop vac.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By Gusmax
It depends on the type of paint you are using and...

It depends on the type of paint you are using and type of spray equipment you are using. A HVLP spray gun uses lots of CFM and generally puts down more orange peel, but it can save on paint used. A...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,709
Posted By Gusmax
Hi Dave, Do you come to Edmonton often? I have...

Hi Dave,

Do you come to Edmonton often? I have been professionally painting airplanes for well over 30 years. I'm currently working on a F1 Rocket project and just painted my Citabria at my hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Gusmax
It turns out that the large end of the hollow...

It turns out that the large end of the hollow tube fits over the chuck of most cordless drills, so you can spin it with drill vs by hand. Make sure you have the correct nozzles before you start...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Gusmax
YouTube to the rescue!...

YouTube to the rescue! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMb0Tq1rxq4
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,032
Posted By Gusmax
How old is the engine? Old exhaust valves can...

How old is the engine? Old exhaust valves can have corrosion issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,852
Posted By Gusmax
I would have a difficult time doing this to my...

I would have a difficult time doing this to my beautiful titanium F1 gear legs because they look so nice!
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 33,327
Posted By Gusmax
https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/mch-150/ove...

https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/mch-150/overview/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Posted By Gusmax
Correction to Larry's great post above, engine...

Correction to Larry's great post above, engine should be set to the manufacturers recommended timing BTDC on #1 compression stroke , not TDC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,146
Posted By Gusmax
parts organizer

Get yourself something like these for all of your hardware and rivets. They work way better than the little drawers that tip over easily....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,695
Posted By Gusmax
You might consider tapping the hole and...

You might consider tapping the hole and installing a 6-32 machine screw?
Forum: Safety 08-09-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,503
Posted By Gusmax
What a great day for the SAR Tech's!! They train...

What a great day for the SAR Tech's!! They train and train for a day like this. Unfortunately when they get to most crash sites the outcome is body extraction and not a happy outcome like this! ...
Forum: GPS 07-01-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,769
Posted By Gusmax
GPS antenna's under the glass cowl have been...

GPS antenna's under the glass cowl have been working great for many proven years. If your cowl was painted with a highly metallic paint (fine aluminum powder), it might effect performance??
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,422
Posted By Gusmax
On the Boeings we torque the big nut to 550ftlbs...

On the Boeings we torque the big nut to 550ftlbs while spinning the wheel just like Carl stated to seat bearings, then we back off the nut and then torque to 150ftlbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,951
Posted By Gusmax
Claude, please PM for more details

Claude, please PM for more details
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,951
Posted By Gusmax
Hi Claude, My new ELT tester will hopefully show...

Hi Claude,

My new ELT tester will hopefully show up by the end of the week. If you are bored and looking for an excuse to fly somewhere, you could fly up to EE6 and we to hook yours up to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,951
Posted By Gusmax
I just ordered an ELT tester that tests the ELT's...

I just ordered an ELT tester that tests the ELT's for their yearly re-certification. The owner of the company I bought the tester from told me not to be surprised if the ACK units like your fail the...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,559
Posted By Gusmax
Less than $30.00 for that crimper, WOW!!! I...

Less than $30.00 for that crimper, WOW!!! I bought the brand name version of that crimper 20 years ago and it cost around $300.00. Even if it lasts for one or two planes, it is a bargain.
Forum: Rocket 06-09-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,329
Posted By Gusmax
That is ingenious and a work of art! How many...

That is ingenious and a work of art! How many hours did you spend building that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,550
Posted By Gusmax
Ice Box Rivets

There was a thread a year ago which would solve this issue http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=158477
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-04-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,245
Posted By Gusmax
I found the Shorai batteries on fortnine.ca site....

I found the Shorai batteries on fortnine.ca site. Is that where you got them from? How did you decide on that model number, since there are so many to choose from?

Phil
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,158
Posted By Gusmax
I have been playing with an Eastwood...

I have been playing with an Eastwood powder-coating kit. Some of the chrome powders look incredible! And they stick very well to the aluminum. I will be chrome powdering the spinner on my Citabria...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By Gusmax
When you paint, the surface needs to be...

When you paint, the surface needs to be scuffed/scratched all over with a scotchbrite pad. Primer does not adhere well to a smooth, shinny surface.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
Posted By Gusmax
Thanks for the ideas guys! I found the...

Thanks for the ideas guys! I found the compressed air and torch idea yesterday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYXNp9mQR6o I plan on trying it.

Phil
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
Posted By Gusmax
Removing dent from intake tube?

I have a 35 SMOH IO-360A1A from a Mooney that we be installing on our F4 project. One of the intake tubes has an annoying dent on one of the outside corners. I was thinking of getting some large...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,815
Posted By Gusmax
Annealing plastic

I found this; http://www.plasticsmag.com/ta.asp?aid=2514
It talks about supporting the plastic so it does not sag. That does not sound good?
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,069
Posted By Gusmax
RE: Wheel Balancer

I used a 6" x 3" caster like this https://www.casterland.com/collections/wheels/products/6-x-3-drpu60lv24

I replaced the bearing with a solid bushing machined on my lathe and I balanced the...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,069
Posted By Gusmax
I had a severe shimmy on a 182 about 5 years ago...

I had a severe shimmy on a 182 about 5 years ago that destroyed the nose wheel fairing on it also. I have since built a wheel spinning machine so I can dynamically balance the wheels on the plane at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,179
Posted By Gusmax
Kudos to Superior for the incredible way they are...

Kudos to Superior for the incredible way they are handling this issue! Any guess as to how many engines are being bought back?

Phil
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,317
Posted By Gusmax
2 vs 3 blade discussion has been going on in the...

2 vs 3 blade discussion has been going on in the Mooney world since they started retrofitting 3 blades to them. The consensus is that 2 blades are faster on Mooney's. I will be putting a 200 HP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,433
Posted By Gusmax
Very interesting list of engine prices. I never...

Very interesting list of engine prices. I never realized that the difference in price from a 160 to 185 HP is only 4%. I wonder how many 160's are sold compared to 180-185's??
Forum: Painting your RV 03-01-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,040
Posted By Gusmax
As a guy who has been painting light aircraft...

As a guy who has been painting light aircraft since 1985, I would try the new high end wraps before I tried to teach myself how to paint. I have many thousands of dollars of painting equipment and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-23-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,929
Posted By Gusmax
Look up slim microstop on the ATS website. I...

Look up slim microstop on the ATS website. I bought one last week and it works great! They also have an extended microstop that I should have ordered also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By Gusmax
A few have stated that the rollers will not work...

A few have stated that the rollers will not work with wheel pants. How about removing the roller and welding or bolting a long plate of steel on the lowest point of the bar stock and then it extends...
Forum: Rocket 02-08-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 992
Posted By Gusmax
Rockets in Southern California

My wife and I are escaping the extreme cold of Alberta and we are going for an extra long weekend Feb 15-18 landing in Palm Springs and driving to San Diego. We do not have any firm plans or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,341
Posted By Gusmax
Anything is possible, that is why these are...

Anything is possible, that is why these are called Experimental aircraft.
Forum: Propellers 01-27-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,309
Posted By Gusmax
Did you ever put a dynamic balancer on to see if...

Did you ever put a dynamic balancer on to see if you had any strange vibrations prior to this issue?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,200
Posted By Gusmax
Have you tried warming the sticker with a heat...

Have you tried warming the sticker with a heat gun? The powder coat can take it since it is baked at 400* F.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,629
Posted By Gusmax
Check out folding plastic step stool on Amazon. ...

Check out folding plastic step stool on Amazon. They don't weigh much, cost $10-$15 and will not cause any extra drag. Why build a speedy airplane and then rivet extra drag to the outside? Mooney...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By Gusmax
Hi-Loks for RV-4 spar attach?

A good friend was flying his newly purchased RV-4 Fastback from Wyoming to Alberta when he lost his canopy at Cut Bank, MT. We drove down from Alberta with my trailer and removed the wings to haul...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,244
Posted By Gusmax
I have owned that exact IR 2 stage, 5 HP...

I have owned that exact IR 2 stage, 5 HP compressor for over 30 years. It has not missed a beat and is very quiet. I run a small aircraft restoration hangar and have a full sized spray booth and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,530
Posted By Gusmax
The 2 person sailplanes I maintain have huge...

The 2 person sailplanes I maintain have huge canopy's on them and they are all rigidly glued to the composite frame with epoxy glue, just like the beautiful fastback kit being produced by Showplanes....
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,594
Posted By Gusmax
I had an inspector and many other folks try to...

I had an inspector and many other folks try to tell me that you need at least 3 threads showing. I promptly show them the AC 43.13, Par 7-37, which reads; "All bolt installations which involve...
Forum: RV-4 09-03-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,099
Posted By Gusmax
Is canopy loss a common thing with RV-4's?? It...

Is canopy loss a common thing with RV-4's?? It just happened to a friend of mine flying his newly purchased 4 from Wyoming to Alberta. He took off from Cut Bank and lost it over some farmland north...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,994
Posted By Gusmax
As mentioned by Larrys' insightful comment above,...

As mentioned by Larrys' insightful comment above, I agree that the next step is connect an automotive timing light and see what is going on. It is a very simple test that will quickly eliminate that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Gusmax
Get the Hartzell prop tool from Anti Splat, it...

Get the Hartzell prop tool from Anti Splat, it makes it much easier, especially for the 3 bladed props on 540's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By Gusmax
Exporting the plane is not the issue. You need...

Exporting the plane is not the issue. You need to consult your South African regulations on what is required to IMPORT a home-built/amateur built airplane. Each country has its' own regs on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By Gusmax
The Bendix fuel servo is the same for 4 and 6...

The Bendix fuel servo is the same for 4 and 6 cylinder Lycomings. Don at AirFlow Performance can set it up for any Lycoming from my understanding?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By Gusmax
Fam Flight Edmonton, AB Area

I have a good friend who bought a really nice fastback RV-4 in January. He has owned a C-140 for 5 years, so has some good tail wheel skills, but never flown a RV. He was hoping to go flying with...
Forum: Rocket 02-02-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By Gusmax
I just looked this up on the Hartzell website...

I just looked this up on the Hartzell website last week and if you already have a standard "C" hub like I do, then you will a 2.56" extension. 6.75"-4.187"=2.563". Please look it up yourself and...
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