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Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By gasman
Based on Van's latest prices, The O360 is the...

Based on Van's latest prices, The O360 is the same price as the O320.

So...... at least get the O360.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By gasman
I switched to the same filter a few years back...

I switched to the same filter a few years back and it does not require any alterations.
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-28-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 114,925
Posted By gasman
Van's recommended FP pitch for 160hp lyc. is 80...

Van's recommended FP pitch for 160hp lyc. is 80 inches and 2600 rpm.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-28-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By gasman
Lee, I have one here in Petaluma CA..... I sent...

Lee, I have one here in Petaluma CA..... I sent you a PM.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-27-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 204,110
Posted By gasman
Van's is sitting and waiting for the new LSA...

Van's is sitting and waiting for the new LSA rules..............

Van, make it tall enough to walk under the wing and not get the Cessna forehead tattoo.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-27-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 204,110
Posted By gasman
1. More clearance in the hangar with the wings...

1. More clearance in the hangar with the wings folded and still room for your current RV aircraft.... it's not getting sold!

2. Flying slow, you are more likely to look down.... No wing there=...
Forum: Oregon 10-23-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,873
Posted By gasman
In northern California...

In northern California https://www.lakecalifornia.net/ is a gated community with a nice airstrip and great flying weather.

A neighbors home and hangar might be placed on the market within the next 6...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-22-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By gasman
Field power is not fused. Battery may be...

Field power is not fused.

Battery may be installed + to ground.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By gasman
Tighten 3/4 turn after contact. A band filter...

Tighten 3/4 turn after contact. A band filter wrench will be needed to remove.
I never had a problem using engine oil on the O ring and removal.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-21-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,930
Posted By gasman
Keep the wing struts.... They make the wing...

Keep the wing struts.... They make the wing install easy and simple, and keeps them light.

Folding wings are also possible with the support of wing struts. I think Van's will go with folding wings....
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By gasman
This is normal. You don't have a problem.

This is normal. You don't have a problem.
Forum: Interiors 10-06-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By gasman
Maybe after installing the "almost a 14"...

Maybe after installing the "almost a 14" mod.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-05-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,231
Posted By gasman
Try increasing your oil temp by 20 degrees to get...

Try increasing your oil temp by 20 degrees to get rid of the milky white oil mixture. Take the temp of your oil now. I doubt it is reaching 185*.

Venting the crankcase so moisture won't condense on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,623
Posted By gasman
Yes, during an Official Time To Climb FAI World...

Yes, during an Official Time To Climb FAI World Record.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBdDg8U8t_E
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By gasman
That's the best they can come up...

That's the best they can come up with????................. so sad!..:mad:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By gasman
The cotter pin is no problem. Like mentioned,...

The cotter pin is no problem. Like mentioned, mark the bolt end with the location of the hole. Torque the bolt and line up the hole. Insert a cotter pin and turn the bolt till the cotter pin can be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-17-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By gasman
Walmart. Amazon. Almost any store.

Walmart. Amazon. Almost any store.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,976
Posted By gasman
Another plus for Horton folding doors is there is...

Another plus for Horton folding doors is there is no load on the hangar. And the hangar cost is reduced.
You can open one center panel to walk through instead of lifting the entire door 6 ft.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By gasman
Install a test "T" in your static line with a...

Install a test "T" in your static line with a cap. ( simple vacuum fittings from NAPA auto parts) Tape over port and test the system by pulling a vacuum with the syringe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,064
Posted By gasman
And all of the spiders will be DEAD.......:eek:

And all of the spiders will be DEAD.......:eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,876
Posted By gasman
VERY elegant at over $8,000.00.............:eek:

VERY elegant at over $8,000.00.............:eek:
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-10-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By gasman
Try Van's first..... It's $55 cheaper

Try Van's first..... It's $55 cheaper
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-08-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,995
Posted By gasman
About the same as my local evening flight.

About the same as my local evening flight.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-08-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,995
Posted By gasman
Take a look at the people behind this.

Take a look at the people behind this.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-06-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,995
Posted By gasman
Sonex has been working on this for about 15 years.

Sonex has been working on this for about 15 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,259
Posted By gasman
Easily confirmed with a few night landings.

Easily confirmed with a few night landings.
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,752
Posted By gasman
Here you go.........

Here you go...... http://cafe.foundation/v2/pdf_cafe_apr/RV-4.pdf
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-05-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 204,110
Posted By gasman
I am sure Van's is looking at the two year...

I am sure Van's is looking at the two year backlog for kits from Kitfox.

Thousands of RV pilots are getting to the age where they want to slow down. And be able to emergency land almost anyplace,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,209
Posted By gasman
Section 15. Page 13

Section 15. Page 13
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-01-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 34,047
Posted By gasman
Better off to use regular string instead of wire....

Better off to use regular string instead of wire. String has way more drag and will hold the plunger in place with far less pressure.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,624
Posted By gasman
Was not the case for International.

Was not the case for International.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,624
Posted By gasman
You could start with this.......

You could start with this.... https://www.michiganavionics.com/xtreme-efis-ems/ for engine management and backup.

I have this in my RV and engine setup is very easy. Only three wires go through...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,526
Posted By gasman
Van's had a story back in the 90's about a guy...

Van's had a story back in the 90's about a guy that built a 6 in 6 months.......NOTHING pre-punched.......:eek:
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-26-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,857
Posted By gasman
...................https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

...................https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Okg22xPRQ ............
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,749
Posted By gasman
$70K return. And maybe don't paint it to reduce...

$70K return. And maybe don't paint it to reduce losses...... sell in less than 90 days.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,995
Posted By gasman
Yes. I used a yogurt container taped to the...

Yes. I used a yogurt container taped to the spinner and used an app on my phone taped to it. You can also confirm TDC by using a timing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-25-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,773
Posted By gasman
Fourteen years ago..... I shortened the stick to...

Fourteen years ago.....
I shortened the stick to lay parallel to the floor and just up enough to grab. Cut an exit ramp in the top of the second notch to allow a pull to full flaps without the need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By gasman
Click here...........

Click here........ https://vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/images.htm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,995
Posted By gasman
That would be a 1/16" bit..... goes in and out by...

That would be a 1/16" bit..... goes in and out by hand.
Forum: Flight Testing 08-22-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,365
Posted By gasman
Most all of my landings in my 6A are full stall,...

Most all of my landings in my 6A are full stall, and I have NEVER touched the tail. So the limited angle of the 6A which is greater than the 6, is more than needed if properly flown.

Now, if I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,680
Posted By gasman
Rav oil filters are cartridge filters. They do...

Rav oil filters are cartridge filters. They do not seal the same as spin on filters.

The Rav filter failed because it was not tight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,679
Posted By gasman
A Video about groundloops..........

A Video about groundloops....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APcpp3wFZjU&t=262s

or just jump to 2:20 to understand why it was really an engineering error that took years to resolve.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-18-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By gasman
Stick full aft. Apply throttle. As nose starts to...

Stick full aft. Apply throttle. As nose starts to lift, release back pressure just enough to keep the nose from going any higher.

You won't feel the nose wheel lift off the ground, but it will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,338
Posted By gasman
NIB....... More Definitions for nib nib...

NIB.......

More Definitions for nib
nib noun
English Language Learners Definition of nib
: the pointed metal tip of a pen......................:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,957
Posted By gasman
Speed for a KitFox must not be a problem..........

Speed for a KitFox must not be a problem....... There is a one year wait for a 7 kit. And a FIVE year wait for the S-LSA...........:eek:
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By gasman
Just a F.Y.I......The break out force is set with...

Just a F.Y.I......The break out force is set with the wheel off of the ground.

Part of the problem with "stiff to move" with the tire on the ground and using a tow bar is low tire pressure.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,926
Posted By gasman
Well, really more like 1600 feet. And it's still...

Well, really more like 1600 feet. And it's still plenty. Consider a short soft field landing.... Steep slow approach, ending with a deep flare. The video looks like you are flying it on.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,926
Posted By gasman
Looks like you don't own enough property and...

Looks like you don't own enough property and counted on an easement for your airstrip.

What did the county say about your easement when they poured the foundation?

Expect a call from the FAA if you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By gasman
The case is drilled through for the fuel pump...

The case is drilled through for the fuel pump bolts. You should use thread sealer on the last few threads that penetrate the case .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,963
Posted By gasman
Example.........

Example...... https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=185649
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,963
Posted By gasman
If you leave your flaps down (at least on the...

If you leave your flaps down (at least on the six) try this first.....

With the flaps full down, give them a firm push like as if your leg pressed against the flap as you were admiring the panel....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,122
Posted By gasman
When it was time to toss the rear projection tv...

When it was time to toss the rear projection tv (years ago) I gutted the unit and ended up with just the base with the amp and speakers.... plug phone into aux and the tunes fly out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,219
Posted By gasman
Plexus can be purchased at most motorcycle...

Plexus can be purchased at most motorcycle shops...

Use it with a clean cotton T shirt to apply and buff.
but clean the canopy first with clear water and a terry cloth. Rinse often.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-03-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 204,110
Posted By gasman
How about a 9 - 9A kitted like the 12 and...

How about a 9 - 9A kitted like the 12 and assembled with blind rivets. O320 and fp prop.... same panel as the 12. You could build this for the same price of a 12.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-03-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 204,110
Posted By gasman
If it was REALLY that good, it would still be...

If it was REALLY that good, it would still be produced........ That's why Van's is still here!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,058
Posted By gasman
Ask around for a dead turn coordinator or T&B.......

Ask around for a dead turn coordinator or T&B.... the ball and bulb is just wire looped to the face.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-26-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By gasman
The proper breaker to use is based on the size of...

The proper breaker to use is based on the size of the wire, not the load on the wire.
Van's instructions for their gauges recommend 18GA wire.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-26-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By gasman
You can go back to ...........

You can go back to ........ https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1432248&postcount=3 and scroll down to the section that you need to troubleshoot the fuel gauge.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By gasman
Any pressure gauge rated for 100# will work.........

Any pressure gauge rated for 100# will work...... https://www.acehardware.com/departments/plumbing/pumps-and-pump-parts/pressure-gauges?query=pressure%20gauge

Simple barb fitting and tubing and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,892
Posted By gasman
Thanks for pointing out the error in this report...

Thanks for pointing out the error in this report I quoted...... https://www.gluegun.com/blogs/news/8...-product-guide
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By gasman
Do you need an overhaul, Or are you just up...

Do you need an overhaul, Or are you just up against a number? You may be looking for something you don't need.....

Might look at a new top end.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,892
Posted By gasman
Acetoxy Cure and Neutral Cure Silicones The most...

Acetoxy Cure and Neutral Cure Silicones

The most commonly used RTV silicones are acetoxy cure silicone and neutral cure (oxime) silicone. Acetoxy cure silicone has a relatively fast curing rate and...
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