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Forum: RV-14 10-11-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 109
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 56,108
Posted By JHartline
Added "Gotcha" spreadsheet comment for sections 11 and 12

Clarification regarding the installation of the empennage fairing - dedicated to fellow fiberglass procrastinators :D
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,838
Posted By JHartline
I wish I had a solution...

I'll be at that point before too long. I received a FN-150 versus the 200. Wondering if there is a difference in the dimensions.
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By JHartline
Congratulations!!

I feel like I spent 13 months on my canopy transition. :eek:

Plane looks outstanding and sounds awesome. What airport is that? Also, feel free to do a pass over 5GA2 so I can see what my project...
Forum: Safety 09-06-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 48,966
Posted By JHartline
Hurricane Irma - Space at Lyons Landing, GA - 5GA2

I can fit one RV in my hangar and several more on site (prob 3-4 anyway). 3000x90 grass runway...ForeFlight lists it as 1800' but it's at least 2400' over the trees. Check us out online...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By JHartline
Not a silly question at all...

But a terribly important one. There are a few -14's flying in Australia so maybe one is relatively near you. You can check the RV white pages on this site for any builders that are near you as...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By JHartline
Gents, Vans has that multi-port manifold on the...

Gents,

Vans has that multi-port manifold on the top left of the firewall and they only use two of the ports - oil and fuel pressure. The map transducer mounts top right and the braided hose runs...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By JHartline
Dual P-Mags on an IO-390

Folks,

I know someone is already running this set-up, but I don't know who. Therefore this post. My MAP hose, which is braided metal, runs up to the Garmin MAP transducer. Not an option to tap...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By JHartline
I'll post some pics when I can...I've not got...

I'll post some pics when I can...I've not got anything mounted and I also want to check all the fuel and oil lines for proper clearance before I declare total victory. So far looks good.
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By JHartline
Aaaaand...looks like I answered my own question

Was not expecting to get the engine mounted tonight but my very thoughtful neighbor (A&P) came by and I think it took us ten minutes to get it on the mount. More time to tighten stuff up but that...
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By JHartline
Anyone using the B&C 700H oil filter adapter on an IO-390?

Or as I describe it, "the one that pokes up above the motor a little bit." If so, are there any issues with clearance on the cowling? Fixin' to mount the motor so I'll be able to figure out the...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By JHartline
Thanks

Free advice and useful too?? Doug should charge for this site. :rolleyes:


Oh...after more "googling" I found this example on the EAA site. Maybe answered my own question....
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By JHartline
Thank you

That's two good options. Wing tie down point if you need the gear to hang down. Other way for something like a tire/brake change. Wing jack sounds expensive. I'll have to see if I can borrow one...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By JHartline
Jacking the RV-14

Anyone have a solution for this yet? The RV jackpoints sold elsewhere on the site will not work for us yet. I'm thinking of using the hole on the inside of the axle mount as a possible spot for a...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By JHartline
Maybe a cheaper fix?

I would try a rivet gun with a flat set, pressure on the low side, and see if you can tease the dent out. Lay the skin on a piece of MDF and see what happens. This won't be the last dent you put in...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,697
Posted By JHartline
Wish I could..

Tim,

Unfortunately my nose wheel is about 25' aft of the prop spinner. Wisconsin is much closer than Oregon. I hope you get a lot of interest...it's amazing how many 14's are currently in their...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,300
Posted By JHartline
Thank you all for the replies

I feel like the available backup-battery solutions are getting better but maybe not the ideal situation for me just yet. And the points about how to avoid getting stranded somewhere are well made. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,300
Posted By JHartline
Battery backup versus standby alternator

Folks,

Considering redundancy options for a G3X panel and I would prefer to use battery backups to give me roughly an hour of functionality before the screens go dark. What that functionality would...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-04-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,265
Posted By JHartline
Thanks for all the info guys. Big help in...

Thanks for all the info guys. Big help in planning the trip. Weather seems to be fighting me now. :mad:
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-03-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,265
Posted By JHartline
New guy question about HBC

Several posts mentioned contributions to the kitty. What's that about and who is in charge? I don't want to haul extra stuff if I don't need it.

Also looking forward to meeting the RV attenders...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,682
Posted By JHartline
GMU 11 info

More stuff here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148127&referrerid=16904

See post #12. Per Garmin the GMU 11 goes on the CAN bus and is not a serial device.
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,682
Posted By JHartline
Go to the source

Ray,

I would call Stein directly about the harness. Since they make it for Vans they can tell you exactly what's what. Not sure if they can modify one to accommodate specific requests but it can't...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By JHartline
Section 4 shows it in the wing kit

Mine was in the wing kit. That's also where the master inventory in section 4 has it listed. Listed as W-00730 2024-T3 ALCLAD SHEET. Sometimes the leading zeros matter...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,659
Posted By JHartline
Interior color

Tim,

Never mind the color question. Checked your site. I'll be calling Abby to get some color info from her. I really like the results.


Original post: I used Stewart Systems Boulder Gray for...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,659
Posted By JHartline
Any Vans SnF specials?

I'm sure this gets asked every year but I can't find a related thread. Sorry if it's a tired subject.

I haven't been to SnF. I know Vans does a display but do they usually run an engine special?...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,711
Posted By JHartline
ACS cables

Tim - I'm doing what you did. Can't see spending a lot of time re-engineering the vents when the fix is so easy. I'm ready to get this project FLYING. :D
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By JHartline
Elevator trim tab travel

Folks,

I was just checking the travel on my elevator trim. The trailing edge of the tab goes DOWN (nose UP trim) about twice as far as the opposite. I feel like there is sufficient travel either...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By JHartline
Before versus after

Tom,

Will the alignment of the gear or the installment of the wheel pants be affected by the gear splaying out once the motor is on the mount? I have not studied that section too much but I'm...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By JHartline
Two words...

Get help. It was beyond my average skills to do this part alone. A proficient helper will make it fairly easy. Check with your local EAA chapter or local builders for help. They have all been...
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By JHartline
My 2-cents

I'm right there with you...looking at all those clecos. I have seen builders blogs (Stoney's for example) that have engine, avionics, and cowling installed and their forward top skin is still...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,617
Posted By JHartline
Stick covers

Hank, where did you get the red covers? I've been looking for something like that.
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,705
Posted By JHartline
Question

Tom,

I may have missed a previous post, but what's the large hole in the forward skin for? Big air scoop? Laser cannon?

I've read thru the plans several times but I still didn't realize how...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By JHartline
Reamers

Ray,

Just got home a took a look. My .375 is completely straight flute. No pilot..so I lied about that. :( I believe I got it from Brown Tools but it could have been Cleveland since I buy from...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By JHartline
X2 on the reamers

I used #30 and #40 reamers extensively for final drilling. They leave nice round, burr-free (almost) holes. I also got a .375 piloted reamer in addition to the .311 but I'm away from home and I...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 109
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 56,108
Posted By JHartline
Notches?? What notches?

I'm looking through my revisions and can't find the reference you mention to notch the cover ribs. I'm well past that stage anyway but I don't like the thought that I've missed something. I'll be...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,951
Posted By JHartline
Notes

You can lay the wiring harnesses in place to save crawling/reaching into the aft section or just rivet the sides and reach inside from the top - I chose to do the latter. You will have plenty of...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,356
Posted By JHartline
Same reply

I got pretty much the same, very prompt, reply from Vans. They said to balance the elevators individually - after paint they should be neutral balance.
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,356
Posted By JHartline
Bump this up...

I don't have anything to add to the discussion but I'm hoping someone from Vans might comment on this. It's very timely for me since I'm currently hanging elevators and it would be simple to adjust...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,529
Posted By JHartline
Yokes I have known

I have the 4" no-hole and it has handled every situation which would accommodate a squeezer. It does flex a ton so the adjustment takes some time to get dialed in. It does a so-so job on -4 rivets...
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,293
Posted By JHartline
Take a look at this thread for alternate location

Search for "GMU22 Mount" on 9/16/2016. I'm not sure how to paste a thread link.:confused:
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,293
Posted By JHartline
Vans says at least a few weeks before anything is...

Vans says at least a few weeks before anything is released. Unless someone wants to come over and do my fiberglass parts for me I got plenty of other stuff to do while I wait.

Clay - sorry if the...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,293
Posted By JHartline
Thanks guys. I'll check with Vans.

Thanks guys. I'll check with Vans.
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,293
Posted By JHartline
Wing mount

Mitch - is there a section in the plans that describes using the AHARS mount for the GMU22? My wings are fully skinned but I believe there is plenty of access room to do whatever I need to do. ...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,511
Posted By JHartline
Thank you both!!

Thank you both!!
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,511
Posted By JHartline
Thanks for your posts

Gents,

This is extremely valuable feedback, even if I am months away from the first flight. If I remember correctly, you all are using either a Lyc 360 or 390 and standard Vans firewall forward...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,534
Posted By JHartline
Made-up words...

Scott,

I was going to accuse you of making up "swarf" but it is in the dictionary. You sir are a true airplane nerd.
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,882
Posted By JHartline
What Tom said...

...except that as a first time builder I too am amazed that I can successfully undertake a project of this size with my pitiful lack of experience.

I happened to be reflecting on this as I pondered...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,801
Posted By JHartline
Missing rivets

If you have got to the end of section 30, go ahead and put them in. I think I called Vans about these...it's been a while. I know they were in before I painted the interior.
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,635
Posted By JHartline
Thanks Dan. Good info

Thanks Dan. Good info
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,635
Posted By JHartline
Hmmmm....great. You guys may have pushed my...

Hmmmm....great. You guys may have pushed my motor purchase back to next August. :mad:

Where would one go to find an example of the (much) lower cylinder prices or some other confirmation?
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,580
Posted By JHartline
Closer option

Contact Mitch Lock (Vans East Coast rep). He is in MD, built a 14, and I believe he does demo rides.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/contact.htm
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,650
Posted By JHartline
That looks amazing. Mine is all masked-off and...

That looks amazing. Mine is all masked-off and ready to paint. You should put this in the Project sticky so more folks can admire your work. Very nice!!
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By JHartline
Once again you bailed me out. Thanks!!

Once again you bailed me out. Thanks!!
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By JHartline
Flap motor channel on page 32-07

Could I get a hand from someone who has finished the fuselage? Does the flange at the top of the flap motor channel go inside the cross-brace or lie flat against the outside aft face? Can't exactly...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,054
Posted By JHartline
Call Tosten about for more info about the control...

Call Tosten about for more info about the control sticks. Vans has a pre-wired stick that already has the stick switches assigned but they are assembled by Tosten. You have some options...
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,054
Posted By JHartline
If you're building a taildragger go ahead and...

If you're building a taildragger go ahead and order the steps. Not much besides those and the vents as Ron mentioned. When you get the fuse kit make sure to check inside the pushrods - Vans hides...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,902
Posted By JHartline
Pro seal it is

Thanks guys. I usually save up a couple of the small bits to do once I have a batch mixed up. I'll do this fitting, the brake lines, and the brake reservoir at the same time.

Baggage floor going in...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,902
Posted By JHartline
Firewall fuel fitting

OK...page 31-05 has you clock the fitting at 20-deg from horizontal and apply sealant which I would assume will glue it in place. Then page 31-11 says clock it 5-deg from vertical (for a...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,471
Posted By JHartline
RTV seal

Tim,

The layer between the door and the firewall was pretty thin. I tried for enough thickness for the door to seat against but when I peeled it back off it was paper thin. Since I don't know how...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,750
Posted By JHartline
Andair service alert for fitting screws

FYI - my recently acquired Andair valve does not have any instructions on properly securing the screws in the fittings.

Andair put out a service alert in 2010 addressing how to properly secure the...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,471
Posted By JHartline
Sealing the doors

Tim,

Not specifc to the cables...

I'm nowhere near flying but I did try an experiment with the heater flapper doors. I attempted to seal the doors with a little RTV on the front side of the...
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,548
Posted By JHartline
Antennas

If you have no other plans today, search "antenna musings" in the forums and you will receive a lengthy reading assignment. And a lot of good input :)

I'm mulling over all the options as...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,617
Posted By JHartline
Aussie panel

Graham,

That's my panel! At least the one I envisioned. Any trouble mounting the AP panel at the top of the stack? Did you do the panel work or hire it out? Looks fantastic. You're only 3...
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