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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,781
Posted By gasman
The ground loop monster explained........

The ground loop monster explained..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APcpp3wFZjU
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-22-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,233
Posted By gasman
Pictures must be in your computer file. Click on...

Pictures must be in your computer file.
Click on this paper clip...
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Click on choose a file...
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Click on the picture file and click open.
Click upload. File will display....
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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By gasman
"Minimum bend radii values are shown in table...

"Minimum bend radii values are shown
in table 9-2. A small amount of flattening in
bends is acceptable, but do not exceed
75 percent of the original outside diameter. "

In the OP's picture, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By gasman
Nothing changes after the engine is manufactured...

Nothing changes after the engine is manufactured to call for a balance ring.

They do use them in clothes washers where the load shifts between each spin cycle.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By gasman
75%?? Could you reference that page, please.

75%?? Could you reference that page, please.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-21-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By gasman
Van's spec says 6' 8" to center of tire not at...

Van's spec says 6' 8" to center of tire not at gross wt.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By gasman
Looks like it started life on a 1956 PA22-150 as...

Looks like it started life on a 1956 PA22-150 as a 150-HP Lycoming O-320-A1A. But you need to confirm it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,845
Posted By gasman
Only a fool would paint the N number on an...

Only a fool would paint the N number on an aircraft before it was ISSUED to them....:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,845
Posted By gasman
You missed the point..... I HAVE my N number. I...

You missed the point..... I HAVE my N number. I just don't care for greedy people that work the system for profit. My first post was on purpose... way out of line, to encourage comment..... and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,845
Posted By gasman
Yep! Use it or lose it..... Maybe after five...

Yep! Use it or lose it.....

Maybe after five years, you could only retain one number at $50.00 per year thereafter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,845
Posted By gasman
I changed the N number on my Warrior in 1983. At...

I changed the N number on my Warrior in 1983. At that time, you could chose three numbers in the order of preference...... nothing new.

Syllables are the enemy....

N970RJ = 12 syllables (excluding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By gasman
LOOKING BACK 25 YEARS....

The cover of The RVator August 1997
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How many RV's do you think will attend Oshkosh for the 50th anniversary?
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Forum: RV-14 06-16-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By gasman
The surface arch length may have something to do...

The surface arch length may have something to do with hiding it.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-16-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,125
Posted By gasman
PICTURES..... I updated the pictures into the...

PICTURES.....

I updated the pictures into the thread and removed the old picture links.

This is the bracket mounted with wing nuts...
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You can see the adjustable pointer with white tape on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,823
Posted By gasman
Repair it per AC 43.13 for the experience and...

Repair it per AC 43.13 for the experience and move on.

And build a new one later on when the parts arrive.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-14-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By gasman
A toothbrush and some dish soap should wash it...

A toothbrush and some dish soap should wash it off. Next try...
Forum: California 06-12-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By gasman
Dan, If you fly to Petaluma (O69) I can drive you...

Dan, If you fly to Petaluma (O69) I can drive you to the GG bridge for a walk across. I have a hangar for your 8.

I sent you a PM with my phone number.
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By gasman
They lost me at the sound of the motor....:eek:

They lost me at the sound of the motor....:eek:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By gasman
Install the tip tight and then use wire crimpers...

Install the tip tight and then use wire crimpers to set it. Never had one back off.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-12-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By gasman
If guides were not installed (not in the plans)...

If guides were not installed (not in the plans) then it is normal to need to push the canopy to the right (if closing from the left) to allow the catch to line up.

Seat back placement and upholstery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,679
Posted By gasman
I have a stick between the seats that makes it...

I have a stick between the seats that makes it obvious where the flaps are set.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,679
Posted By gasman
Well, yes you are..... It is easier to tighten...

Well, yes you are..... It is easier to tighten the jamb nut with the hex to place a wrench on.....:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,679
Posted By gasman
For drawings of the systems, I would recommend...

For drawings of the systems, I would recommend you also purchase the thumb drive for the RV7 along with the drive for the RV6. The 7 is a pre-punched 6 (for the most part) and is close enough that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2022, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By gasman
ACE Hardware has these..... 26898 Easy to...

ACE Hardware has these.....

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Easy to close. Good for wires and light duty service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,686
Posted By gasman
Good for you Allan.....:D I sure didn't see that...

Good for you Allan.....:D I sure didn't see that one coming.....;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,686
Posted By gasman
Allan, How long does it take to cool down to...

Allan, How long does it take to cool down to safely remove it from the plastic oil filler neck?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,850
Posted By gasman
Two things I just don't understand. One... You...

Two things I just don't understand.

One... You can see a C-172 on your ADS-B. But the B-767 did not show up??

Two... As you were flying downwind for 19, how could not see a B-767 with landing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By gasman
You can switch motors. There is some FAA...

You can switch motors. There is some FAA paperwork and a period of time to fly off in the "test area" you will need to submit to the FAA and have apply to you. Unless you live in the same area as the...
Forum: California 06-05-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By gasman
FAA records list the kit manufacturer. And the...

FAA records list the kit manufacturer. And the taxman is getting smarter.

With 1988 RV6's going for $80K, expect your tax bill to increase soon.....:mad:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,845
Posted By gasman
E-mail........Your first name, po box, and...

E-mail........Your first name, po box, and available number @XX.com

N number...... All numbers. Easy to enter at fuel pump. Easy to say. Easy to hear.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-04-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By gasman
Any container that does not restrict air flow...

Any container that does not restrict air flow will work. Many use the fancy aluminum containers that high end energy drinks come in. The print can be sanded off. A piece of course scotchbrite to help...
Forum: California 06-03-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By gasman
Not so easy..... They bill you when your N# shows...

Not so easy..... They bill you when your N# shows up in their county records.

And, they add a fine depending on the amount of time you avoided them.
Forum: California 06-03-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By gasman
And if you sell your unfinished kit (or any part)...

And if you sell your unfinished kit (or any part) to someone in California, they WILL be required to pay sales tax all over.....your tax receipts do not pass to the new owner.
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 06-02-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,830
Posted By gasman
They don't work for the same reason you can't...

They don't work for the same reason you can't hear the engine knock.
Forum: RV-15 06-01-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,679
Posted By gasman
A modern Charles Holland Duell.....:o

A modern Charles Holland Duell.....:o
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-30-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By gasman
You can look here for information and maybe find...

You can look here for information and maybe find a simulator.... https://www.michiganavionics.com/product-category/efis/
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 05-29-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,830
Posted By gasman
Here is a system that will allow to match your...

Here is a system that will allow to match your timing to your situation..... http://www.sdsefi.com/cpi2.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,644
Posted By gasman
The fastest RV4 in the world uses a Link...

The fastest RV4 in the world uses a Link Belt..... so it must be good.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By gasman
The nut does not work that way... Only the...

The nut does not work that way... Only the original hole on the nut that was used to drill the axle will line up.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,157
Posted By gasman
True.... But NGK is not the recommended plug for...

True.... But NGK is not the recommended plug for LSI.
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By gasman
A small pull tie around the boot will greatly...

A small pull tie around the boot will greatly reduce that issue.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By gasman
You could just make a nice patch the shape of the...

You could just make a nice patch the shape of the base of the new antenna that will cover all of the old holes. Taper the edges of the patch for a nice transition from the skin. Seal it down with a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By gasman
I used this for two break in's and each used less...

I used this for two break in's and each used less than a quart in 25 hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By gasman
Interesting. I also have the XTreme and connected...

Interesting. I also have the XTreme and connected it to #3 with a brass barb and the line supplied with the unit. The line goes from #3 up to the motor mount where I installed a restrictor. The line...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,401
Posted By gasman
Bypass valves are a good thing. There is no...

Bypass valves are a good thing. There is no problem having two. If The media gets clogged, the oil and extra pressure needs to go somewhere.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,401
Posted By gasman
If you need the nut, It will co$t you. It is not...

If you need the nut, It will co$t you. It is not needed. Don't purchase in parts, just order the S-15 and the thread adapter.

Skip that post that you referenced and read through the others again. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,401
Posted By gasman
Thanks.... You just saved me $30.00 and free...

Thanks.... You just saved me $30.00 and free shipping.....:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By gasman
You can try your phone..... 25974

You can try your phone.....
25974
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-18-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By gasman
Not needed as long as you canopy skin laps over...

Not needed as long as you canopy skin laps over fuselage skin.

Inside latch should work with almost no effort in order for the outside latch to work.
Forum: RV-4 05-15-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By gasman
I purchased 2 sets of Lightspeed QFR XC headsets...

I purchased 2 sets of Lightspeed QFR XC headsets around 2007. They worked great. and they were cheap!

Years later, I purchased the first Zulu offered..... One flight and back to the QFR's. Zulu...
Forum: Primers 05-15-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,917
Posted By gasman
I gave up that procedure 20 years ago. I just...

I gave up that procedure 20 years ago. I just wipe the nozzle with a rag, spot sprayed with Berryman B-12 or CRC Brakleen, and have never had a clogged nozzle or loss of pressure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,207
Posted By gasman
Does this count.... 25831

Does this count....
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Forum: RV-4 05-14-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By gasman
Use your airfoil pattern to set your ailerons....

Use your airfoil pattern to set your ailerons. Then fit your flaps to your ailerons. Last, fit your wing tips to your ailerons.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,207
Posted By gasman
It was that same way in the 90's ..... but, that...

It was that same way in the 90's ..... but, that was nothing compared to what was to follow.

If that is all you have to complain about the assembly process of your RV, be glad you are not building...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By gasman
Fred, could you provide a list of items that...

Fred, could you provide a list of items that would make the fuel system ethanol compliant....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-12-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 89,893
Posted By gasman
Did you check your timing with a timing light?

Did you check your timing with a timing light?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-12-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,960
Posted By gasman
Do you remember the Summit part number for the...

Do you remember the Summit part number for the ND??
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-09-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,960
Posted By gasman
It's called a tow truck...:eek:

It's called a tow truck...:eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-09-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By gasman
And creating a path of least resistance...

And creating a path of least resistance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By gasman
Are you talking about the BUILDER NUMBER?

Are you talking about the BUILDER NUMBER?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-04-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,039
Posted By gasman
That wire is an extension of the + terminal of...

That wire is an extension of the + terminal of the battery that you protected with an insulation boot. Why wouldn't you protect the always hot terminal on the surefly.

The fuse should be within 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By gasman
From the RV6 plans...... 25409

From the RV6 plans......
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Forum: RV-4 05-02-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 455,780
Posted By gasman
Good for you. You're getting close to Dave Anders...

Good for you. You're getting close to Dave Anders fuel economy..... http://cafe.foundation/v2/pdf_cafe_apr/RV-4.pdf
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-01-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,654
Posted By gasman
Ye$, that'$ alway$ an option.....:o

Ye$, that'$ alway$ an option.....:o
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