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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 18
Posted By gasman
Loss Of Oil Pressure caused by a broken ring

Caused a dead stick landing at night. Dec. 2021 FLYING "I learned about flying from that" page 24, A broken ring in number 6 cylinder caused a loss of all oil pressure and total engine failure.

So,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By gasman
Wow Mark, That is a big upgrade from your...

Wow Mark, That is a big upgrade from your original panel.
Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By gasman
Looking at your picture with the rudder pedal...

Looking at your picture with the rudder pedal displayed, looks like the weldment may not be updated....... https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-99-06-1/
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By gasman
Thanks. I am going to pick up another. It's...

Thanks. I am going to pick up another. It's amazing the things I use them for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,078
Posted By gasman
Engine dryer will not remove water from oil....

Engine dryer will not remove water from oil. Water is heavier than oil, and therefore settles down when not being pumped (mixed) with the oil.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By gasman
If I recall correctly, The box has that part...

If I recall correctly, The box has that part number. But that part number is not printed on the filter...... I would like to know why K&N does that.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-19-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By gasman
Sent you a PM on the fuel gauges.

Sent you a PM on the fuel gauges.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By gasman
And is 1/8" pipe thread for a temp probe?? What...

And is 1/8" pipe thread for a temp probe?? What motor is this?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-17-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,318
Posted By gasman
There was a member in Washington that had mount...

There was a member in Washington that had mount and nose gear for sale. I will see if I can find it.
Forum: Steam Gauges 11-17-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By gasman
Why would you do that, when you can just add...

Why would you do that, when you can just add another tube with a 45* end to your existing pitot tube??
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By gasman
The spacer will need to be shortened to make room...

The spacer will need to be shortened to make room for a washer on the left.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-16-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By gasman
Smells like Kaiser.......:mad:

Smells like Kaiser.......:mad:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By gasman
Removing is the easy part. Do a search,...

Removing is the easy part. Do a search, replacement is well documented here on VAF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By gasman
In California, each county scans FAA records for...

In California, each county scans FAA records for aircraft with registered addresses in their county...... Example.... I changed my N number and received two tax bills for two N numbers and one...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-14-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,318
Posted By gasman
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1567196&postcount=17
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,505
Posted By gasman
It's out there. A machining grade.

It's out there. A machining grade.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,124
Posted By gasman
Q: Regarding Challenger FAA-PMA Oil Filter, how...

Q: Regarding Challenger FAA-PMA Oil Filter, how often (generally) must the element be changed?
Per vendor: It generally needs to be changed every 1250 hours or 5 years of engine operation. Whichever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,124
Posted By gasman
Case is lifetime, filter is 5 years.......

Case is lifetime, filter is 5 years.... https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/challengerLifetime-of-elmnt.php

A/C Spruce sells CHALLENGER FAA-PMA LIFETIME OIL FILTER ELEMENT REPLACEMENTS....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,124
Posted By gasman
They may need to chance their name to Champion...

They may need to chance their name to Champion GOLD......:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,124
Posted By gasman
What is the difference between the 1515 and 1068??

What is the difference between the 1515 and 1068??
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By gasman
I had the same issue and solved it by doing...

I had the same issue and solved it by doing this..... https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1369257&postcount=44
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,521
Posted By gasman
Old bean bag with 1/2 removed and placed in a...

Old bean bag with 1/2 removed and placed in a king pillow case. Contours over the bulkheads and gives great support. Very comfortable.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-09-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,068
Posted By gasman
mrs. jesus christ @live.com .............

mrs. jesus christ @live.com .......... really?...:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By gasman
Now that would need a very big lunch...

Now that would need a very big lunch box..........:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,662
Posted By gasman
Paul, Remember the fuel valve on the RV3??.....:o

Paul, Remember the fuel valve on the RV3??.....:o
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By gasman
The REM40E is a hotter plug. Depends on how your...

The REM40E is a hotter plug. Depends on how your current plug looks like.
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By gasman
Holding the big end of the strut and the other...

Holding the big end of the strut and the other end on a block of wood on the floor, push down with your body weight and the strut will compress.

To check the pressure, place the block of wood on a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By gasman
Easy to cut with a Stanley knife.

Easy to cut with a Stanley knife.
Forum: Reviews 10-23-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By gasman
As far as future access to the most populated...

As far as future access to the most populated area of the engine, and considering that the engine mount tube location is mandatory, I like to run all wiring and lines along the motor mount.

I can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,355
Posted By gasman
On the galvanic table, aluminum is #1, steel is...

On the galvanic table, aluminum is #1, steel is #3, and brass is #9. Place brass next to aluminum with a low torque setting to allow combustion gasses to penetrate the space and you may have a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,891
Posted By gasman
This has been a very common issue throughout the...

This has been a very common issue throughout the history of the two magneto system.

A a failure warning is a good idea.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,355
Posted By gasman
If the adapter is installed with a higher torque...

If the adapter is installed with a higher torque than the plug, it should stay in as the plug is removed. I have NEVER had an adapter come out with the plug, except when I wanted it to. I broke the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By gasman
Test your ground to the gauge. Ground your gauges...

Test your ground to the gauge. Ground your gauges direct to a good known ground, or - of battery as a test.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,355
Posted By gasman
My adapters have been removed once, due to ECI...

My adapters have been removed once, due to ECI cylinder recall.

My question..... why are you removing the adapters??

If you are not removing your adapters with your plugs, what problems are you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,130
Posted By gasman
At what ratio??

At what ratio??
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,814
Posted By gasman
I just filled in the area with...

I just filled in the area with https://rectorseal.com/epoxy-putty-group/ and belt sanded it down to match the smaller diameter 18 years ago.... only pinched me once!!.... RV6A manual flaps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By gasman
If you have a metal fp prop, make sure your idle...

If you have a metal fp prop, make sure your idle speed is set as low as possible. Mine is set at under 500. An idle speed of 600 or more will produce enough thrust to make you float if you arrive too...
Forum: Tools 10-07-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By gasman
Not with me.... Cut the entire leg off. Cut the...

Not with me.... Cut the entire leg off. Cut the full length of the inseam, that will be the top of the flap. Lay the leg inside out, fold over 3/8 inch of material and stitch it. Fold leg lengthwise...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By gasman
When you think the timing is that far off (48*)...

When you think the timing is that far off (48*) the first thing to look at is the way you are taking the reading. Under normal wear, a mag will only be off a few degrees due to internal wear.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By gasman
Do you have ANY load on your battery with the...

Do you have ANY load on your battery with the master off?
Forum: Tools 10-07-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By gasman
You can make a roll up tool bag from an old Levi...

You can make a roll up tool bag from an old Levi pant leg and stitch it to fit the tools that you need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By gasman
Brake lines are not really designed to flow, they...

Brake lines are not really designed to flow, they are designed to transfer power from one piston to another.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-06-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By gasman
You can find them here........

You can find them here..... https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1633562295-392-141&browse=props
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,192
Posted By gasman
Van's manual trim...... turn it one way, if the...

Van's manual trim...... turn it one way, if the plane doesn't do what you want, turn it the other way.......:D
Forum: GPS 10-06-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By gasman
If you want a excellent product without the i pad...

If you want a excellent product without the i pad price tag, go to Costco or Best Buy and purchase a Samsung TAB A7. They all come with GPS and wifi and expandable memory. The screen is super bright...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-05-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,474
Posted By gasman
Where does the 400v come from??

Where does the 400v come from??
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-04-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By gasman
“wing template” There is a page in the plans...

“wing template”

There is a page in the plans that have the drawing. It was also printed on the inside of the shipping crate, but that's long gone!! If you don't have the plans, Order a set from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By gasman
Do you mean Oil Pressure Relief Valve??

Do you mean Oil Pressure Relief Valve??
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-29-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,119
Posted By gasman
Wait till you are ready to put it to use and then...

Wait till you are ready to put it to use and then purchase another PC680 locally. 90% have had very good service from this battery.

If you have a 120 ac to 12-14 v dc adapter around 500ma, connect...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,573
Posted By gasman
You mean those old metric ones.........:D

You mean those old metric ones.........:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By gasman
I replaced the O rings in the slaves and was...

I replaced the O rings in the slaves and was successful with capping off the line, filling the cyl's, installing the pistons and pressing them to flush with the housing and connecting the line with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,460
Posted By gasman
If only Dynon could solve the screen reflection...

If only Dynon could solve the screen reflection problem like MGL has.......
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-22-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,672
Posted By gasman
Make him an offer on his Catto 3-blade FP...

Make him an offer on his Catto 3-blade FP prop.......:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By gasman
It was an attempt to bring up all past threads...

It was an attempt to bring up all past threads started by Leah........ failed...:confused:.... All of them are very good reading.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By gasman
There should be no suction losses using AN...

There should be no suction losses using AN hardware. After installing a mini split Air conditioner with flared copper tubing and brass fittings, the system was vacuumed down to 500 microns and held...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,672
Posted By gasman
From Van's...... 70CM (150/160 HP) PROPELLERS...

From Van's......

70CM (150/160 HP) PROPELLERS ARE LIMITED TO MAXIMUM 2600 RPM..... This is not your prop.

Here's how to decode the part numbers: PROP 70CM7S9-0 (81) means: 70 = design diameter in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,672
Posted By gasman
A Metal Sensenich on an O360 does not have a 2600...

A Metal Sensenich on an O360 does not have a 2600 rpm restriction. The prop you have is under pitched. Van's calls for a pitch of 85 inches for the RV8 with the O360.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By gasman
I corrected the link.... Try again. Or, here it...

I corrected the link.... Try again.

Or, here it is ..... https://vansairforce.net/community/search.php?searchid=51829667
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By gasman
A hose connected to the quick drain and stuck in...

A hose connected to the quick drain and stuck in a gallon tea jug. Usually takes 2 jugs. No mess.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By gasman
DID YOU KNOW paying attention can educate you.

If you know everything about your aircraft insurance policy then you can stop reading now.

When you see a title of a thread starting with "DID YOU KNOW" and it is written by L Ringeisen, it is in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,649
Posted By gasman
If the master controls the power to your...

If the master controls the power to your electronic ignition, it is not wired properly.

Check your installation manual for correct wiring method before your next flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By gasman
Use vise grip pliers to remove and install the...

Use vise grip pliers to remove and install the lower pins. Tape on the jaws keep from scaring the pin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,728
Posted By gasman
"Another thing to be aware of, when it comes to a...

"Another thing to be aware of, when it comes to a builders policy, you can put fuel in the tank and start the engine. Just remember builders policies are always for “Not In Motion” under their own...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,936
Posted By gasman
$58.00......:eek:...

$58.00......:eek: ...https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/470-fh.php

Or here https://www.harborfreight.com/tubing-bender-3755.html for $7.99 unless you are going into production.
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