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Forum: RV-10 11-14-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Ron B.
I installed larger tires on my 14A and noticed...

I installed larger tires on my 14A and noticed quite a difference on soft field. The 14 uses 5 inch wheels.
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Ron B.
Voltage regulator plug

Anyone have trouble getting the black voltage regulator plug to lock into position with the locking tabs on the sides holding. The plug seems secure but not by the plastic tabs on the sides but...
Forum: COMM 10-24-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Ron B.
No , I plan on using two runs of 3 conductor...

No , I plan on using two runs of 3 conductor shielded cable. One for audio and one for mic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Ron B.
Not trying to make trouble , I have no knowledge...

Not trying to make trouble , I have no knowledge of both parties, just saying. Some builders (usually first time builders and I do not know the status of yours) , don't know if what they have done...
Forum: COMM 10-24-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Ron B.
shield ground run

I will be installing a PS Engineering 4000 audio panel and have a question about the shielded cable for the headphone jacks. The jacks require 3 conductor shielded cable. I have a tandem aircraft and...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By Ron B.
Congrats, your going to love it.

Congrats, your going to love it.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,469
Posted By Ron B.
Looks like a 3/8" NPT. If not then it would be a...

Looks like a 3/8" NPT. If not then it would be a 1/2" NPT (National pipe thread) tap.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By Ron B.
As I was told by ECI group "B" is where the...

As I was told by ECI group "B" is where the problem is and they admit to having a problem. Group "A" is only a buffer. ECI explained it was just the FAA over reacting to the problem with group "B" ....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,132
Posted By Ron B.
I just cannot pass on this one , sorry. But if...

I just cannot pass on this one , sorry. But if that were the case , are you saying the countries that are bring in their products into the USA are too stupid to find the markets the US has supposedly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,761
Posted By Ron B.
One of our group A cylinders separated at the...

One of our group A cylinders separated at the threaded joint, just as described with the AD. ECI could not have cared less, basically **** happens. Well you will not see this puppy purchase another,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Ron B.
You probably flew your RV before changing the oil...

You probably flew your RV before changing the oil heating things up. I always have difficulty reinstalling the cowl on both the RV's I built if the cowls were hot. But they always slide right in if...
Forum: RV-4 09-16-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Ron B.
If you wanted to paint an anodized part , how...

If you wanted to paint an anodized part , how would you prep it?
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By Ron B.
I machined Alum. pipe to fit into the gear leg...

I machined Alum. pipe to fit into the gear leg socket to lower the fuselage height for working purposes. It was well worth the trouble for a short guy like me. I also made a wooden platform with...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Ron B.
I also covered mine with Fiberfax and S.S. foil....

I also covered mine with Fiberfax and S.S. foil. I did not paint the strips that finish off the edges and I think I used something like ".050 SS strips for that (short memory) . I've got just over...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,725
Posted By Ron B.
Can we Canadian pilots with ADSB (US) equipment...

Can we Canadian pilots with ADSB (US) equipment installed ,have our units checked if we like, using our HEX code for identification , if we fly in one of your ADSB covered areas?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks Vic, that is what I was thinking. An...

Thanks Vic, that is what I was thinking. An ordinary on off switch will not work, must be momentary or you would have to switch it on and then off again and who knows what would happen if it was left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Ron B.
Frequency flip / flop

I cannot remember what is required for a frequency flip/flop remote switch. I know you need it to go to ground but do I need a (NO) mom on/ off or a will a (NO) normal on off toggle work.
Thanks Ron
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Ron B.
Told you I have a bad memory, might only be used...

Told you I have a bad memory, might only be used for the elevators.
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Ron B.
There is also the need for a long bucking bar in...

There is also the need for a long bucking bar in the wings. I don't have the plans in front of me and bad memory. Cleaveland PN BBRV10 is one example.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ron B.
Mine were that way when I built, but I do not...

Mine were that way when I built, but I do not notice this in flight.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By Ron B.
I had the same issue , but I have to admit it was...

I had the same issue , but I have to admit it was stupid. I had done some work (sloppy by the sound) and not tightened the screws on the Sub connector and it had fallen off. Felt stupid when I looked...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,975
Posted By Ron B.
Doug , I'm not smart enough to have the link to a...

Doug , I'm not smart enough to have the link to a post I made a while back, but if you search floor creeper you will see my post where I flipped the frame upside down to raise the bed and I love it....
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,961
Posted By Ron B.
What do you mean by a squeezer. As in a solid...

What do you mean by a squeezer. As in a solid rivet squeezer?
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By Ron B.
Yes , the Skyview is capable of monitoring fuel...

Yes , the Skyview is capable of monitoring fuel pressure.
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,436
Posted By Ron B.
What about shipping cost , paint, taxes, tools...

What about shipping cost , paint, taxes, tools (always need new tools) inspection fees? It adds up fast.
Nothing special in mine and I did not go that high on avionics ,(dual Skyview) but I've got...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-26-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ron B.
Gone to Oshkosh perhaps ?

Gone to Oshkosh perhaps ?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By Ron B.
Agree with the benefits of the 380-150-15 tires....

Agree with the benefits of the 380-150-15 tires. Put mine on last year and when my grass strip is soft I can taxi thru much easier.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By Ron B.
I would be concerned with fire

I would be concerned with fire
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ron B.
Drill / cleco the AXE straight onto your square...

Drill / cleco the AXE straight onto your square tube and you should be fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,210
Posted By Ron B.
Good to see yet another 14 in the sky. Congrats...

Good to see yet another 14 in the sky. Congrats Bill
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,845
Posted By Ron B.
Congrats and fly safely

Congrats and fly safely
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By Ron B.
I already had the upgraded 472 , just needed the...

I already had the upgraded 472 , just needed the updated version. And no I had not contacted them about update, they called me.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By Ron B.
ADSB call

I was lazy and did not address calling Dynon about the update required for the 472 ADSB. Got a call from Dynon this afternoon asking if I had heard about the required update and that they are sending...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 83,754
Posted By Ron B.
Use an oops rivet to fill it in.

Use an oops rivet to fill it in.
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,555
Posted By Ron B.
Never built a 12 but I would say other than solid...

Never built a 12 but I would say other than solid riveting rather than pulled rivets , the 14 should require similar skills. Very well prepared kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By Ron B.
Ah Man, I thought you might have found someone...

Ah Man, I thought you might have found someone nearby to test fit your RV-14 gust lock and was announcing their availability!!!
Forum: Reviews 05-24-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By Ron B.
I just used mine on a road trip from Nova Scotia...

I just used mine on a road trip from Nova Scotia to Florida to pick up a kit. I had concerns that while at a hotel at night the trailer with it's contents might take a walk. I installed a PVC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Ron B.
Do a search on here, many post on just this...

Do a search on here, many post on just this matter. You will need to sand a little and apply some type of thin filler to close all those little holes before you can paint. Common problem, just needs...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By Ron B.
I cannot see how the seat belt system would not...

I cannot see how the seat belt system would not hold you in place with the five point harness.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By Ron B.
I believe some RTV is corrosive and I think you...

I believe some RTV is corrosive and I think you need sensor safe RTV , if that is what you are referring to.
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,618
Posted By Ron B.
Just tested a set of tanks today (not Van's) and...

Just tested a set of tanks today (not Van's) and they use pop rivets rather than solid rivets. With pop rivets you can hold onto the mandrel and not get your fingers full of Proseal, but I don't...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ron B.
I actually made a small flare in the end with the...

I actually made a small flare in the end with the pointy thing and a hammer (center punch and hammer). Put the solid end (before flattening it out) on your vise on a flat spot with the end needing...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ron B.
Yep, We sold our 10 and I built an RV-14A. Love...

Yep, We sold our 10 and I built an RV-14A. Love it and think I like the 14's flying qualities better than the 10. Didn't think that could be possible as I loved the 10. I think the lower landing and...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By Ron B.
What do you use to seal around the pins so as to...

What do you use to seal around the pins so as to not let any CO into the cabin?
Forum: Canada 04-26-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Ron B.
Welcome to VAF Eric, I'm on the wrong side of the...

Welcome to VAF Eric, I'm on the wrong side of the country to help you out but I'm sure some one will chime in.
Forum: Safety 04-22-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,346
Posted By Ron B.
I was able to wire tie both ends of the fusible...

I was able to wire tie both ends of the fusible to the alum. battery box clamp to secure it in place so it should not move around and break.
Thanks Dan
Forum: Safety 04-21-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,346
Posted By Ron B.
I have a single plasma III and it calls for 5...

I have a single plasma III and it calls for 5 amp. protection. I have a panel mounted 5 amp. breaker as per LightSpeed's instructions but after reading this post for a while I've decided to add a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,154
Posted By Ron B.
With a gravel floor I would install something for...

With a gravel floor I would install something for a vapor barrier as moisture will find it's way into your shed.
Forum: Southeast 04-18-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ron B.
Hello Bill Made it home safely last night. Only...

Hello Bill
Made it home safely last night. Only problem on the entire trip was a stuck brake caliper on my pickup. I had installed new brake disc and pads before leaving and it destroyed them. Other...
Forum: Southeast 04-14-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks ,down for the night, hopefully it will...

Thanks ,down for the night, hopefully it will still be here in the morning.
Forum: Southeast 04-14-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ron B.
Due to the weather we set out a day early and...

Due to the weather we set out a day early and stayed on the 95.We are now passed your area . Thank you very much, I really appreciate it. I will monitor this post to make sure you get this message,...
Forum: Southeast 04-13-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ron B.
All loaded up, but I have a pick up to do in Pa....

All loaded up, but I have a pick up to do in Pa. so I need to be there on a week day. Plan on leaving early Sunday morning. Hopefully if our travels donít align with your place you will not be upset...
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ron B.
Hello Bill Just seeing your reply now. Picking up...

Hello Bill
Just seeing your reply now. Picking up the kit tomorrow and will be making return plans on Saturday. I will give you a call Sat. if thatís ok.
Thanks a bunch
Ron
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,384
Posted By Ron B.
In my opinion and it's only my opinion, the Van's...

In my opinion and it's only my opinion, the Van's harness should only be purchased if you cannot do the wiring on your own. It's a generic harness and those like me that have a plan on what we want...
Forum: Southeast 04-08-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ron B.
Hello Bill I leave tomorrow for Fl. and I'm now...

Hello Bill
I leave tomorrow for Fl. and I'm now planning the I-81 route. My plans are to leave Fl. on next Sunday morning getting me up your way next Sunday evening. Any chance your offer is still...
Forum: Primers 04-07-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ron B.
That's been there for a long time, you must not...

That's been there for a long time, you must not call often, good for you.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,293
Posted By Ron B.
For what a coil is worth, might be wise to...

For what a coil is worth, might be wise to replace it along with the ign. leads!
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,526
Posted By Ron B.
Read Scott's response in post #5 , he's from...

Read Scott's response in post #5 , he's from Van's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ron B.
Working on builders risk as we speak for my next...

Working on builders risk as we speak for my next project. I called C-Plan about their builders risk policy and the guy I spoke to ask some one next to him if it covered while transporting and they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By Ron B.
All the strength is in the glass. The resin is...

All the strength is in the glass. The resin is only the glue that binds them together. So if you have applied all the layers of glass that Van's requires than you have the structural strength. Now if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By Ron B.
All you need with the Skyview is an antenna. I'm...

All you need with the Skyview is an antenna. I'm guessing all the newer units (other brands) are the same.
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,302
Posted By Ron B.
The RV-14 already has the cutouts cut on the...

The RV-14 already has the cutouts cut on the skins.
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