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Forum: RV-14 12-02-2022, 03:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,055
Posted By gasman
The pivot point of the canopy is under and in...

The pivot point of the canopy is under and in front of the sub panel. The back of the canopy must be above the roll bar for the canopy to move back about 3 inches (guess) before the front will lift...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-01-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By gasman
After installation, a second adjustment is...

After installation, a second adjustment is usually required. Add tension with the nut as you move full aileron travel without the lever being pulled. Then go just a little more. Confirm you can...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-30-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By gasman
If you are new to your RV, purchase this from...

If you are new to your RV, purchase this from Vans Aircraft. It will help you to understand how your plane was constructed......
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-30-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By gasman
It does not vent around that shaft. The seal is...

It does not vent around that shaft. The seal is bad and needs to be replaced.
Forum: Steam Gauges 11-29-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By gasman
That gauge would be better if it had no level...

That gauge would be better if it had no level markings except for full and empty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2022, 12:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,015
Posted By gasman
Ed, do you have dual electronic ignition?...

Ed, do you have dual electronic ignition? Electronic fuel injection?
Forum: Steam Gauges 11-28-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By gasman
You may just have a dirty connection. The surge...

You may just have a dirty connection. The surge of the master makes a temporary connection.... like a bad starter solenoid on a car that will start after several key movements.

These gauges require...
Forum: Steam Gauges 11-28-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By gasman
For over 16 years, my Van's fuel gages have been...

For over 16 years, my Van's fuel gages have been very accurate. I have dedicated ground lines for each gage. I stick my tanks before every flight. The stick is marked per gallon and has been proven...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,015
Posted By gasman
PAN................

PAN............. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWpwl-NPnrM&t=577s
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-25-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By gasman
The bad news.... you need to remove the prop to...

The bad news.... you need to remove the prop to adjust the timing!!..:eek:

The good news.... your timing W/O mp is fine. And the high numbers with mp is out of the range set by lightspeed...but,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-25-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By gasman
"Krytox is a very light grease and only a thin...

"Krytox is a very light grease and only a thin film is required. It is chemically insoluble in nearly all solvents."

Super Lube has the same ingredients, is way cheaper and is found locally even in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-25-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By gasman
I remember working in a gas station in the late...

I remember working in a gas station in the late 60's, this old guy was fueling his truck and stuck his finger in the fuel neck, and then looked over at me washing his windshield, and said "oh! feels...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-25-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By gasman
Idle rpm is anything smooth and as low as...

Idle rpm is anything smooth and as low as possible. I have my idle set at about 450 at the stop for landing, but manually idle it at about 550-600.

If your idle is set at 800 rpm and you have a FP...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-25-2022, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By gasman
As you can see in the picture above, as the cap...

As you can see in the picture above, as the cap is closed, the O ring must slide on the taper to expand and hold the cap tight. If the O ring can't slide, it acts like a rubber band and pushes back....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-25-2022, 03:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By gasman
Just purchase a brass cap at the hardware store...

Just purchase a brass cap at the hardware store and an O ring that just fits inside it and install hand tight. The O ring will make up the difference between 37deg fitting and 45 deg cap, for this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2022, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By gasman
And right now, there is a deal on...

And right now, there is a deal on Amazon....
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By gasman
You mean inch lbs. right???

You mean inch lbs. right???
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,589
Posted By gasman
You may try this.......

You may try this.... https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=181641&highlight=timing+marks+back+prop
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2022, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By gasman
Yes. Each stud has two nuts on each one. Remove...

Yes. Each stud has two nuts on each one. Remove only one nut, install the cable and nut. Hold the inner nut with a wrench as you tighten the outer nut so you won't rotate the STUD that passes through...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,589
Posted By gasman
That light is to be set at TDC 0* for...

That light is to be set at TDC 0* for Lightspeed.....:eek:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By gasman
When installing a master or starter solenoid, be...

When installing a master or starter solenoid, be careful not to rotate the stud that you are installing the cable. If rotated, it will reduce the contact surface of the stud (ears to the internal...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By gasman
Here you go.........

Here you go...... https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/gy_tire6.php?clickkey=9747094

scroll down for tubes.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,589
Posted By gasman
The above statement is true. The problem is the...

The above statement is true. The problem is the water that is trapped under the oil and not exposed to air, will not evaporate until the oil is once again flowing..... And being right on the bottom...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2022, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By gasman
Also, the 122 may be an issue if you wanted to...

Also, the 122 may be an issue if you wanted to install some brands of electronic ignitions.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2022, 04:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By gasman
With the old pump removed and the surface cleaned...

With the old pump removed and the surface cleaned on the case, reach in with your finger and push up on the rod. Rotate the motor by hand until the rod is as far up as possible. That is where you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By gasman
I did mine with common string.... it has just...

I did mine with common string.... it has just enough drag to keep the rod from sliding down, but slides easily out between the gasket and the flange.

BUT, it was a PITA to get the string around the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2022, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By gasman
A better rod end bearing retainer

If a washer won't work, try this... https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productselection.asp?Product=3068
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-19-2022, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,465
Posted By gasman
Without draining the tank, you can tape off the...

Without draining the tank, you can tape off the vent line...REMEMBER TO REMOVE IT WHEN DONE... tape over the cap. Fuel valve switched to to the other tank.

With no air path to the tank, the valve...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By gasman
Cross drill the allen bolt...makes a lot easier.

Cross drill the allen bolt...makes a lot easier.
Forum: Job Board 11-17-2022, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By gasman
You may want to drop the al........;)

You may want to drop the al........;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2022, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By gasman
After you rebuild the caliper, you may find that...

After you rebuild the caliper, you may find that you can't bleed the line without pulling back on the rudder pedal for that wheel, to pull the piston away from blocking the port. Many here install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,861
Posted By gasman
15,500 ft. in a C-150...... took 45minutes back...

15,500 ft. in a C-150...... took 45minutes back in 1979
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,183
Posted By gasman
The problem with Matco is the cap needs to be...

The problem with Matco is the cap needs to be unscrewed to fill.
Forum: Reviews 11-09-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,640
Posted By gasman
Looks like it may be in the way for under panel...

Looks like it may be in the way for under panel work. But may be easy to remove and get out of the way.
Forum: Propellers 11-08-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,547
Posted By gasman
How many ounces of liquid did the unit hold?

How many ounces of liquid did the unit hold?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,403
Posted By gasman
33164 33163 33162 Full info here......

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33163
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Full info here... https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RV-ALL_05.pdf Page 10.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-31-2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,143
Posted By gasman
"An hour or so with a tube of red RTV can make a...

"An hour or so with a tube of red RTV can make a big difference."

But, it's soo ugly..... Use clear RTV. Easy to find for this application.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-31-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By gasman
Very common..... 33058 In stock at most NAPA...

Very common.....
33058

In stock at most NAPA Autoparts
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By gasman
Turning the filter upside down in that location...

Turning the filter upside down in that location with both hoses pointing up to the motor, there is no way that the filter is going to drain back to the sump.

All it will do is make a huge mess when...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,397
Posted By gasman
That will draw attention to THE MAN out looking...

That will draw attention to THE MAN out looking to do a ramp check.
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A simple rule to live by.....
Break only one law at a time.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,397
Posted By gasman
From the article that you quoted.... More...

From the article that you quoted....

More specifically, FAR 45.21 is the general paragraph that states the numbers must be permanent, have
no ornamentation, be contrasting in color with the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,397
Posted By gasman
It's there. It just doesn't meet the requirements.

It's there. It just doesn't meet the requirements.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By gasman
I would make the hose a little longer to allow...

I would make the hose a little longer to allow for "Lycoming shake".

Using a filter without the anti drain flap (not needed), it should be easy to punch a hole in the lower edge of the filter and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By gasman
It is very popular. You can find it at most local...

It is very popular. You can find it at most local auto parts.... Wal-Mart Auto Zone NAPA ACE and O'Reilly's. I would purchase locally to confirm the color.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,794
Posted By gasman
You could try this on the hose and see how it...

You could try this on the hose and see how it effects the hose..... https://www.harborfreight.com/medium-exhaust-pipe-expander-57707.html

Do you still have the hose that was removed? You may see how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By gasman
Not any more.... It only got that delivery truck...

Not any more.... It only got that delivery truck about 500 miles down the road....:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By gasman
Try moving the stop farther up the bit. Practice...

Try moving the stop farther up the bit. Practice with it. The stop should not be spinning when it hits the surface. It's a stop, more than a depth gage when you don't want to scuff the surface.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,794
Posted By gasman
Try installing the intake tube without the hose....

Try installing the intake tube without the hose. Each tube is numbered for the correct cylinder. The intake tube should have a bead formed near the end to hold the O ring.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By gasman
I agree. I never should have assumed that you...

I agree. I never should have assumed that you would know how to use a fine file for this application. Any machinist can demonstrate the proper way to surface this area with a proper file.

A...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By gasman
If you want a smoother finish, take a fine flat...

If you want a smoother finish, take a fine flat file and carefully resurface that area.
Forum: Safety 10-21-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By gasman
Well here in the USA, It would be safe to say...

Well here in the USA, It would be safe to say that at least 95% of aircraft registered here use the negative side of the battery as a ground and switch the positive side of the battery with the...
Forum: Safety 10-21-2022, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By gasman
Please name one.....

Please name one.....
Forum: Safety 10-21-2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By gasman
The + terminal of any battery installed in any...

The + terminal of any battery installed in any aircraft with a - grounding system will short out if something conductive is placed between the + post of the battery and a grounded (to the battery)...
Forum: GPS 10-21-2022, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By gasman
Are we looking at a 5G issue here......

Are we looking at a 5G issue here......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,611
Posted By gasman
RV7A for example, loses the engine and has to put...

RV7A for example, loses the engine and has to put it down in muddy field, chances are its going on it's back or the nose wheel completely collapses and destroys the front end... Tail dragger,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,611
Posted By gasman
That is quite a statement...... 32525

That is quite a statement......
32525
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,662
Posted By gasman
They took the phone and complicated it.... now...

They took the phone and complicated it.... now they are taking the single engine plane and doing the same thing to it. They did it to your new truck also. Don't believe me, just look under the hood...
Forum: Southeast 10-19-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By gasman
With the wings off, it should be a lot...

With the wings off, it should be a lot easier.....:D
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Forum: Engine Monitors 10-19-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By gasman
Flush with berryman b-12 chemtool fuel injector...

Flush with berryman b-12 chemtool fuel injector cleaner.

With everything clean, you can blow (with your mouth) through the inlet and hear & see the impeller spin free.
Forum: Tools 10-19-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By gasman
The swivel on the grinder will draw tears when...

The swivel on the grinder will draw tears when you least expect it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,121
Posted By gasman
Lay the shavings on paper or cardboard and move a...

Lay the shavings on paper or cardboard and move a magnet around under it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,365
Posted By gasman
Regular 30w iron normal dull tip. Cut 1/2 way...

Regular 30w iron normal dull tip. Cut 1/2 way through...
no scratching. Peals right off.
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It even helps if removing completely.
Forum: Safety 10-17-2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,043
Posted By gasman
How would a FWF flame test look like with the...

How would a FWF flame test look like with the heat/fire resistant blanket saturated with oil or avgas AND THEN ignited.

With a metal surface, there is little chance of accumulating any great amount...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By gasman
No need to overthink it.... 32359 Alter it to...

No need to overthink it....
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Alter it to fit a extra fine sharpie.
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