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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
Posted By gasman
The above link still works!!

The above link still works!!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By gasman
Yes, that is the procedure that worked. Thanks

Yes, that is the procedure that worked. Thanks
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By gasman
Thanks Rob, I tried this before without success....

Thanks Rob, I tried this before without success. Just gave it another try and IT WORKED !!

Thanks for the push....:)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By gasman
Thanks for the replies. I do understand those...

Thanks for the replies. I do understand those procedures.

The problem is they show only the last 500 threads going back to11/07/2020 and ignores the threads from 2007 to 11/2020.... Where are...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By gasman
Finding a thread....

How do I find all of the threads that I have started?
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By gasman
Properly adjusted, they will open just fine with...

Properly adjusted, they will open just fine with a finger tip.

Make sure your O rings are in good shape and can slide easy on the taper as the cap tab is open and closed. If you can't open it with a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By gasman
My digital ASI reads in 1.000 increments....

My digital ASI reads in 1.000 increments. Anything more accurate is a waste of time and money......:D

I paid $3.75 for my tape measure.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By gasman
All you need is this......

All you need is this... https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=17328 a tape measure and tubing.

How to do... http://www.n56ml.com/airspeed_calibration/
Forum: Tools 06-30-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,944
Posted By gasman
I solved this with a chalk board.... date, name,...

I solved this with a chalk board.... date, name, tool.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By gasman
When Van's loaded my QB wings, they were set...

When Van's loaded my QB wings, they were set LEADING edge down on MANY shipping blanket stacks and strapped to the side rails inside the U-haul with blankets draped over the trailing edge between the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By gasman
Scope the #3 and look for hot spots, anything...

Scope the #3 and look for hot spots, anything sharp, threads of the plug extending into the cyl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By gasman
As noted above, move the intact aircraft. I would...

As noted above, move the intact aircraft. I would try this first.....
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,575
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: 8,170
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: 2,171
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: 587
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: 2,171
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: 377
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: 728
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: 111
Views: 11,676
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: 111
Views: 11,676
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: 111
Views: 11,676
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: 111
Views: 11,676
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: 602
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: 520
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: 2,171
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: 1,912
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: 584
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: 1,271
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: 1,436
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: 977
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: 489
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: 3,798
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: 3,798
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: 3,798
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: 20
Views: 1,370
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: 1,845
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: 1,845
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: 1,888
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: 1,661
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: 1,269
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: 111
Views: 11,676
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: 1,070
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: 1,269
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: 1,269
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: 1,970
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: 7,909
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: 301
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: 1,970
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: 4,710
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: 1,603
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: 3,255
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: 1,284
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: 736
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: 1,756
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: 974
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: 6,621
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: 6,621
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: 6,621
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: 1,126
Posted By gasman
You can try your phone..... 25974

You can try your phone.....
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Forum: RV-7/7A 05-18-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
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: 1,308
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: 2,019
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: 3,332
Posted By gasman
Does this count.... 25831

Does this count....
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