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Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Jake14
intermittent fuel level indication

I had the right tank float (standard Van's) level indicator fail at the worst possible time: during a 2.5 hour IFR proficiency flight. The indicator on the AFS 5500 was stuck at 15+ gallons and I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,095
Posted By Jake14
link doesn't work for me

link doesn't work for me
Forum: RV-3 06-27-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 135,428
Posted By Jake14
owned this for a few months a few years...

owned this for a few months a few years back....great airplane built by the master

http://i64.tinypic.com/kbdaaq.jpg

http://i67.tinypic.com/1zxsll5.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/1zd6suv.jpg
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Jake14
I would wait. fixing the tips after mounting on...

I would wait. fixing the tips after mounting on the wings is pretty easy, plus you can cut the tip TE, fiberglass it and clamp it in place while on the wing for a perfect alignment.

But remember...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Jake14
REB37 plug availability

Had a cracked insulator on one of the Champion REB37E (B= 13/16" reach) plugs on the IO 390 and was looking to buy a replacement locally. To my surprise, no-one within 100 miles of Seattle has one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,363
Posted By Jake14
damaged spark plug

checking the plugs (Champion REB37E) on the IO 390 and noticed a broken insulator. No idea how or when it happened, it's never been dropped and mag checks seem normal. Just wondering how unusual or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,387
Posted By Jake14
yeah, the OP's RV14 still has the Al brackets

yeah, the OP's RV14 still has the Al brackets
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,387
Posted By Jake14
here's an interesting thread on the bellcrank...

here's an interesting thread on the bellcrank mounting and a modification suggestion which several builders incorporated...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=119821
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,859
Posted By Jake14
how about just canting the plane sideways as...

how about just canting the plane sideways as much as space will allow and then moving it forward at an angle until one wheel is outside the door ?
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,723
Posted By Jake14
the rudder lock is similar to the one I saw on...

the rudder lock is similar to the one I saw on Van's 14, only made from the
C01442B canopy frame alignment tool instead of wood

The aileron/elevator lock is modified from the Husky lock at aircraft...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,760
Posted By Jake14
I agree that with 2 screens on the panel an iPad...

I agree that with 2 screens on the panel an iPad would be redundant. I have just one AFS5500 and an iPad mini velcroed to a RAM ball mount (see pic) just above my left knee. It has FlyQ connected...
Forum: Safety 05-14-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,491
Posted By Jake14
got tired of waiting for the parts from ACS so...

got tired of waiting for the parts from ACS so cancelled the order and sent the mags in,,,kinda glad I did 'cos they seem to do some testing and adjusting at the factory before sending them back. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-07-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,959
Posted By Jake14
fantastic!!! I wonder if there would be any...

fantastic!!!

I wonder if there would be any opportunity to build the bike frame so that it conforms to some specific RV geometry for unobtrusive storage in-flight........
Forum: Safety 05-01-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,491
Posted By Jake14
you're right...my bad..since the SB is only for...

you're right...my bad..since the SB is only for impulse coupled mags I thought the coupling may be involved somehow. I'll see if there are any notes regarding the stop pin checks when I get the mags...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By Jake14
rudder pedal mod

The brake feel on my 14 seemed less than ideal. The flat pedal seems to make you point your toes to apply pressure and a wet sole can cause slippage. Also, it's hard to tell how high to raise your...
Forum: Safety 04-30-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,491
Posted By Jake14
check Slick...

check Slick SB1-19

https://www.championaerospace.com/assets/technical/SB1-19.pdf

That may be why they want the impulse couplings left on...
Forum: Safety 04-30-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By Jake14
Slick SB1-19

Yet another one...

https://www.championaerospace.com/assets/technical/SB1-19.pdf


When I called last week to send my mags in for SB 1-15A they said to be sure to leave the impulse coupling on...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By Jake14
nt sure which wiring channel you mean, but in all...

nt sure which wiring channel you mean, but in all designs I've seen, heater knobs are reachable without unfastening or loosening your seat belts
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jake14
It's been a while, but I seem to remember the...

It's been a while, but I seem to remember the extra width was for the ears on the female plug (shown in your pic) to lock it into the slot
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,220
Posted By Jake14
I've been using Angle Pro from the app store, it...

I've been using Angle Pro from the app store, it seems to work better tahn the others I tried
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By Jake14
drilling the corners of the gear slot and then...

drilling the corners of the gear slot and then using a dremel tool with cutting wheel between the drilled holes worked for me. Then filing things smooth.

The dremel tool with cable extension came...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Jake14
Ken, 11/16 (22/32) wrenches seemed to work fine....

Ken,

11/16 (22/32) wrenches seemed to work fine. I don't recall having to use a crow-foot there, though I did on the side of fuselage fittings.

I think the sequence was to install the firewall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,158
Posted By Jake14
coaching

I owned a 152 Aerobat for many years and did a lot of loops, rolls and spins, but nothing fancier like hammerheads, humptys or snaps because I was worried about recovering from botched maneuvers. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,800
Posted By Jake14
I had my 14A nose wheel fairing crack and...

I had my 14A nose wheel fairing crack and separate but along the lower sides next to the wheel, no photos. It happened when landing on a rough grass strip.
The gap around the tire was about 5/8" and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Jake14
yep, QB. Thanks for the link, very...

yep, QB. Thanks for the link, very informative...

Just wondering how the shop fixed the lip after the bending stretched the metal. Seems like some kind of metal shrinking technique would be needed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Jake14
bent canopy lip

after almost 2 years without a hitch, after some cold weather, when I opened the tip-up canopy yesterday I heard the dreaded 'pop' of the canopy frame leading edge catching on the fuselage top skin. ...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,699
Posted By Jake14
I never anticipated this, but one of the most...

I never anticipated this, but one of the most useful tools for assembling stuff like this turned out to be my 1/4 in drive cordless electric...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,699
Posted By Jake14
Adel clamps are notorious 'nut-launchers' but...

Adel clamps are notorious 'nut-launchers' but noboby has come up with a better solution. Making your own ad-hoc tool to hold them clamped together, position the nut, align the holes, etc. is usually...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By Jake14
They're called battery angles because they are...

They're called battery angles because they are the same part nos. used to support the battery in the RV-10. The RV-14 battery is on the firewall as are the solenoids. Those brackets also hold the...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,832
Posted By Jake14
if the engine's ok, would it be easier to...

if the engine's ok, would it be easier to beg/borrow/steal a new or used FP prop just to get it home? but you'd have to put in a crank plug....

Or could you just put in a crank plug and fly home...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Jake14
from Van's RV-14...

from Van's RV-14 turntable:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv14Cockpit.htm
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Jake14
I installed the nose wheel fairing before the...

I installed the nose wheel fairing before the engine, and didn't run into any problems down the line. I think the main thing is to install the nose wheel fairing in the in-flight position to...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By Jake14
cylinder #2?

cylinder #2?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By Jake14
from my op...

from my op lims:

http://i65.tinypic.com/2zhmrls.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By Jake14
propeller paint peeling

After a year of service the Hartzell prop on the IO-390 shows paint peeling. Should this be fixed or just leave it? Would painting require re-balance?

http://i65.tinypic.com/zlszn4.jpg
Forum: Propellers 12-03-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,186
Posted By Jake14
At the risk of appearing clueless, are we...

At the risk of appearing clueless, are we talking about fixed pitch is CS MT 3 blade props?
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By Jake14
I believe the nut should always bottom out. It...

I believe the nut should always bottom out. It just sets the length (tension) of the spring. This tension should be enough to keep the donuts (elastomers) snugged up (gear unloaded) without any gap...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,569
Posted By Jake14
anyone use pop rivets/cherrymax for this? I'm...

anyone use pop rivets/cherrymax for this? I'm tied down far from power sources. Maybe even a bit of proseal on the faying surfaces?
Forum: ADS-B 11-08-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,475
Posted By Jake14
If cost is a major concern, you might...

If cost is a major concern, you might consider:

1) ebay transponder/encoder/antenna for around $250-300 total

2) Garmin GDL82 for name-brand ABS-B with WAAS antenna, anonymity, etc. for...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,403
Posted By Jake14
That's what I did on my QB fuse, worked great. ...

That's what I did on my QB fuse, worked great. Just be careful to get the spacing right near the motor mount bolts
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Jake14
here's a link on the same...

here's a link on the same topic.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=151463

I used the Van's seal pointed to by Carl in the link and it's worked well over a year of flying. I...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,832
Posted By Jake14
Had a vent tube leak on the left QB tank...

Had a vent tube leak on the left QB tank

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=151951

Now 1 yr later, the right QB tank vent has a slow drip.....:mad:

These vent leaks can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jake14
I have a flying RV-14A tied down at Renton,...

I have a flying RV-14A tied down at Renton, you're welcome to stop by..
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By Jake14
The simple method I used to check toe-in with...

The simple method I used to check toe-in with the airplane on the ramp (wheel pants off):

1. stretch a length of dental floss tightly between the aft-most point of both main gear tires. The floss...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By Jake14
Don't know the rules in Germany, but in the US...

Don't know the rules in Germany, but in the US you're not legal to fly at night unless your lights are TSO'd and meet FAA Spec (don't know how strictly this rule is enforced). Many tip strobes...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,350
Posted By Jake14
E, was that Kts or MPH??

E, was that Kts or MPH??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Jake14
Thanks for the reply Bob. I have a Trutrak ADI...

Thanks for the reply Bob. I have a Trutrak ADI for backup, would that be sufficient?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Jake14
IPC without GPS??

In my old Cessna I flew IFR with just a VAL INS429 (https://www.valavionics.com/ins-429.html)
and a Bendix DME (filing /A), and installed both the DME and 429 in my Van's build along with an...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By Jake14
posted some of this before, but: As far as...

posted some of this before, but:

As far as compressors, the HF and most others are incredibly noisy to where you need hearing protection. I finally bought...
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,910
Posted By Jake14
tools..

Lots of great advice, and some is just personal preference, but I'll add my list of "things I learned the hard way"

1. Only used my air drill a couple of times, didn't seem necessary, aluminum's...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 121,517
Posted By Jake14
Van's has pretty much covered the spectrum of...

Van's has pretty much covered the spectrum of gasoline-powered kit planes, except for high-wing bush planes and that market is saturated and fairly small. I think Van likes to push the envelope a...
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By Jake14
The Lycoming literature I got with my...

The Lycoming literature I got with my YIO-390-EXP10 shows the left magneto

66GC15SFNN LYCOMING MAGNETO-IMPULSE 4372

and the right:

66GP-0SANN LYCOMING MAGNETO-PLAIN 4370

(That's "plain" for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Posted By Jake14
The HF compressor I started with was incredibly...

The HF compressor I started with was incredibly noisy, I had to wear hearing protection whenever it was running. I wound up with a California air tools 6gal model which advertised 60db. Don't know...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,783
Posted By Jake14
Nice work. Some of us had problems aligning the...

Nice work. Some of us had problems aligning the filter lip with the lower cowl inlet ramp (see the thread "Cowl fitting and the inlet ramp" on this page) You may be able to correct the alignment...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,737
Posted By Jake14
the pitch servo can be installed anytime, even...

the pitch servo can be installed anytime, even after the build is complete. The roll servo i much easier to install with the wings off the airplane
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By Jake14
mixing oils

got some different oils around the shop and don't want to waste them. I heard it's ok to mix. can I randomly put the oils in the pic into my IO-390?

http://i64.tinypic.com/afhcw9.jpg
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 935
Posted By Jake14
corroded servo

The roll servo in my AFS system started acting up (chattering and not holding course), took it to Dynon for repair and they said it had heavy corrosion and was unrepairable. The pics show the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-11-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By Jake14
Los Angeles area FBO's

Going to LA later this month for the first time in years. I used to go to Million Air at VNY, but it's no longer there.. Any recommendations for a decent FBO in the area where we can get a rental...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,425
Posted By Jake14
Yeah, thanks. Just wondering if there was any...

Yeah, thanks. Just wondering if there was any way to fly legally at night without spending $1,500 for lights
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,425
Posted By Jake14
Good info on this thread... I'm still a bit...

Good info on this thread...

I'm still a bit confused how to proceed.

If I built an RV, and I want to fly legally at night, but I don't have the equipment or facilities to measure brightness,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,757
Posted By Jake14
thanks for all the advice...PDR it is:)

thanks for all the advice...PDR it is:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,757
Posted By Jake14
best way to fix this dumb mistake?

While working on the flap positioner, running the flaps up, the plug on an extension cord wedged between the flap and upper skin resulting in these dents. Don't really have a way to get inside the...
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