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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By JDA_BTR
I brought the mixture cable through the right...

I brought the mixture cable through the right side passthru and had to rig a couple adel/firesleeve to route it. I'd make a picture for you but the plane is out for paint. It is a big S to get it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-02-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By JDA_BTR
I've replaced a few parts countersinking. The...

I've replaced a few parts countersinking. The toughest spots for me are the ones on the edge of a part. There is a tendency to roll off the part and gouge out the side of the countersink nearest...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,191
Posted By JDA_BTR
Turner that is all excellent work. I did a lot...

Turner that is all excellent work. I did a lot the same. I modified my dams a lot, and pretty much perfected the baffle seals at the inlets. I still have #2 20 deg hotter than 1, and 1 is 10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By JDA_BTR
Richard Bogert made me a custom length of pipe...

Richard Bogert made me a custom length of pipe from his jack kit up to a jack point screwed into the wing. I'm sure he has the measurements if you say you want a RV14 jack kit.

I would make the HF...
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,191
Posted By JDA_BTR
None. I've decided it is the way it is and I'm...

None. I've decided it is the way it is and I'm unable to change it! Mine is just like yours. But well within satisfactory operating limits in every regime. Climbs just fine with no high temps on...
Forum: Tools 06-28-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,490
Posted By JDA_BTR
I suppose DRDT vs C-Arm could be a primer war... ...

I suppose DRDT vs C-Arm could be a primer war... I agree do what works...

I had a tour at the GenDynamics Fort Worth jet factory when my HS friend and college roommate went to work there; amazing...
Forum: Tools 06-27-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,490
Posted By JDA_BTR
Bob, I imagine a couple hundred people are going...

Bob, I imagine a couple hundred people are going to disagree after I do. But to each their own. The speed and excellent results I get from the DRDT-2 make me wonder how anyone does it different. I...
Forum: Tools 06-27-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,490
Posted By JDA_BTR
I've used only the Cleaveland dies and I have no...

I've used only the Cleaveland dies and I have no gaps. I don't see on all your samples the "coin" impression around the dimple. When I dimple I get a definite impression of the die, using a DRTD2. ...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By JDA_BTR
Same as others; flawless with factory wiring;...

Same as others; flawless with factory wiring; just make sure the ground from the tip light goes to the ground of the landing light; both those run together to the wing root. No grounds out on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By JDA_BTR
No - how does that factor in?

No - how does that factor in?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wing tank install

The instructions have me install the tested tank on the wing with half the bolts and screws. I havenít found where it says to finish.

I installed the tanks fully. It wasnít trivial the first one I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By JDA_BTR
I've used the SEMCO tubes on two sets of tank;...

I've used the SEMCO tubes on two sets of tank; money well spent. The trick to cleaning them is to push out the plunger while still wet; one time I let it dry and ..... into the trash it eventually...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By JDA_BTR
if you put a little soapy water on the plastic T...

if you put a little soapy water on the plastic T the tubing slides on easier;
Forum: Tools 06-14-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have the Numatx with the black hose, and I...

I have the Numatx with the black hose, and I suspect it also affects performance. When I use the unit the line flexes a bit and maybe even expands a bit. My operating pressures are higher than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By JDA_BTR
But the tow plane can't be experimental...... ...

But the tow plane can't be experimental...... bummer
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By JDA_BTR
If I did it again Iíd use push on connectors. But...

If I did it again Iíd use push on connectors. But the T is usually at the restaurant supply. Or from vans. If you email them the part and page number they will find it for you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By JDA_BTR
I would have to do something similar to make mine...

I would have to do something similar to make mine lay correctly. I'm not sure how much the coating affects it but it is on quite thick. I had to ream the #30 holes out just to cleco anything; 50%...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By JDA_BTR
What s the best way to strip or sand this...

What s the best way to strip or sand this material? Is it powder coat or really thick paint? Acetone and MEK hasnít done much on it. I only want to clean up the surface that nests the side flange...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2020, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think I'll strip or sand the paint off; the...

I think I'll strip or sand the paint off; the weldments are painted very thick
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-05-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By JDA_BTR
Did yours spring out like mine do?

Did yours spring out like mine do?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By JDA_BTR
Aaron that's an interesting shelf at the bell...

Aaron that's an interesting shelf at the bell crank. Lots of room there and on the shelf you made; impressive really.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By JDA_BTR
On my flying 14A I do have the GSU25 on the back...

On my flying 14A I do have the GSU25 on the back of the PFD 460. It passes tests and is very convenient there. I have push-connect air fittings and it isn't hard to move around if I want. But I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By JDA_BTR
Lower firewall brackets

Fitting the two right and left lower firewall brackets. The F801-E side angle does not nest properly in the weldment. I nested it in the right position, but it seems the paint on the weldment along...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By JDA_BTR
The ADAHRS is the GSU25 and it is a separate...

The ADAHRS is the GSU25 and it is a separate unit. It can screw to the back of a GDU460 but in the 8 there might be a better place.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By JDA_BTR
G3X remotes placement

Wrapping up the tanks and about to skin the wings on my -8.

Thinking ahead to a G3X installation. Where on the 8 is a good place to put the ADAHRS? On my 14 it is on the back of the 460 on the...
Forum: COMM 05-26-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By JDA_BTR
The dollar store sells two metal cookie sheets...

The dollar store sells two metal cookie sheets for 4 dollars. Drill a hole in the sheet and it works pretty well. Also doesnít fall over.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By JDA_BTR
I put a piece of MDF on top of the table, with a...

I put a piece of MDF on top of the table, with a lip. The MDF gets drilled into, cleco'd, you name it. It actually straddles two tables to extend things. It is easy to replace if needed.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,327
Posted By JDA_BTR
When I bought my belts from Crow I specified it...

When I bought my belts from Crow I specified it was for an RV14A; I don't know if they did anything special to the hardware, but it worked out of the box.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By JDA_BTR
One is a little squeaky

One is a little squeaky
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By JDA_BTR
My EAA benches are rock solid as they were...

My EAA benches are rock solid as they were designed.

I find that when I back rivet the set will move about so I usually hold the end with my fingers on the end of the set, and the heel of my hand...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,327
Posted By JDA_BTR
What Turner said...... And mine at one setting...

What Turner said......

And mine at one setting appropriate for the seat gets it done for everyone. Put your seat in and see how high the snap needs to be to clear a large person lap and set it up...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,327
Posted By JDA_BTR
I didn’t have to do that. Mine bolted in and...

I didn’t have to do that. Mine bolted in and threaded up through the slot in the pan. I don’t remember if I took the buckle off for that or not.

My struggle was getting the four screw holes in...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By JDA_BTR
On further review of the Arrow manual those are...

On further review of the Arrow manual those are called "rudder tube bearing blocks" and they call out "fluorocarbon release dry lubricant MS-122". Not sure if the Arrow has the same material in...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By JDA_BTR
Had to go find the helpful link to an old...

Had to go find the helpful link to an old lubrication thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=163490&page=3

Castrol Brayco 363: MIL-PRF-7870E. Many other brands exist. 7870...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By JDA_BTR
The part I don't know about is the steel tube in...

The part I don't know about is the steel tube in the black plastic blocks; the tube rotates as the pedals are pushed. Seems a job to get oil up in there..... I don't see loosening bolts up there at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,774
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm trying to see how ya'll got the air to the...

I'm trying to see how ya'll got the air to the engine intake in that setup?
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By JDA_BTR
Lubrication on Condition Inspection

What is the best way to lubricate the rudder mechanism? Is it just LPS up into the bearing block or ???
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By JDA_BTR
I found that my drill press was too fast the...

I found that my drill press was too fast the first few times I used a Unibit. When I slowed it down <300 RPM the hole quality was excellent and I didn't end up running into the next step ever.

For...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,774
Posted By JDA_BTR
Where is the engine air intake?

Where is the engine air intake?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,774
Posted By JDA_BTR
Did yo have WW build the 2.5" extension into the...

Did yo have WW build the 2.5" extension into the prop?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,774
Posted By JDA_BTR
Showplanes Cowl Questions

I liked the Showplanes cowl and fastback mod so I got them. I don't have the finishing kit or firewall forward kit, nor engine or anything else.

For engine I'd like the 200HP IO360 and a C/S prop. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-03-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By JDA_BTR
I suppose you could put in some plastic and an AC...

I suppose you could put in some plastic and an AC unit....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-03-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm staring at the bridgework in your hangar...

I'm staring at the bridgework in your hangar overhead and trying to figure out what you do with it all? Seems like it supports lights; is it sturdy enough to lift engines and such?
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By JDA_BTR
I can't even say it was a drip; didn't feel a...

I can't even say it was a drip; didn't feel a real drop. Just a hint of moisture that wasn't there before. A little something on the fingers.

100% nothing came in the vent -> at all.

So overall...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By JDA_BTR
Rain....

So I'm flying in some pretty decent rain last week, at altitude with OAT around 34 so no ice concerns. My heater door is closed and my vent is a little open and I start to get chilly so time to use...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By JDA_BTR
Fuel Tank Cover Screws

Starting the tanks. The 14 had hex screws for the sender and no gaskets.
The 8 has a really big hole, an access plate, and then the smaller holes in the access plate.
I'm going to proseal it all no...
Forum: COMM 04-30-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By JDA_BTR
Ham 2m in the plane

I've got that extra antenna hole in the tail on my RV14; maybe......

I could put my ham radio license to use. Modify a com antenna to be appropriate for 142-150MHz 2m FM. The cable is already run...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By JDA_BTR
There are so many planes in the threads here in...

There are so many planes in the threads here in exactly the same situation. I'd believe the indications and not fuss with the probes.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By JDA_BTR
I suppose you made sure not to put sealant on the...

I suppose you made sure not to put sealant on the front edge of the cylinder-to-baffle location? With all the sealing around the sides it is awful tempting to seal the front of the cylinder to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By JDA_BTR
On the 14 these have screws, so you can take the...

On the 14 these have screws, so you can take the whole thing off. Trimming it down more won't make the temp better, but it will let bugs get down the fins.
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By JDA_BTR
"Auto on GPS" is the only logical choice in your...

"Auto on GPS" is the only logical choice in your setup. I'd do that and see how it goes.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By JDA_BTR
Carl, I think this is something that is related...

Carl, I think this is something that is related to having a snorkel. On my 14 with an IO390 my #1 is always 5-10 hotter than 3/4, and #2 is always 20-30 hotter than 1. #2 never over 365 on climb and...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By JDA_BTR
Those are really easy to make for yourself from...

Those are really easy to make for yourself from the trim pack. But what you have in hand is probably it.
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By JDA_BTR
AOA vs stall warn --> the youngest never ending...

AOA vs stall warn --> the youngest never ending debate?

I like my stall warn; a little audible that trumps all else. I didn't at all need the little audio card that comes with it on the 8; since it...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By JDA_BTR
Taking off the tank will not improve your access...

Taking off the tank will not improve your access to the stall warn enough to make that worthwhile.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By JDA_BTR
I used a homemade wedge like that too in some...

I used a homemade wedge like that too in some places. If the new tool doesnít get it done Iíll revert.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By JDA_BTR
I just got a similar email calling out lp4-4 but...

I just got a similar email calling out lp4-4 but I measured the span and two different sizes are needed. Looking at ACS I’ll get MSP42 and 44 to do the job. Hanson has the rivet pulller for 139 plus...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,223
Posted By JDA_BTR
Go fly; 4500 feet of social distancing gives you...

Go fly; 4500 feet of social distancing gives you bragging rights....
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wing leading edge rivets

Iím thinking I should pull the rivets to attach the wing leading edge.

Anyone have a PRP-26A close quarters rivet puller they donít want anymore?

Anyone know the correct Cherry callout for this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By JDA_BTR
Autopilot with Yaw?

I can't find a reference to a yaw servo mount for an RV-8. Should I plan for a yaw servo, or just roll/pitch? If I don't have the yaw servo does it change which G3X control head I should have?
Forum: COMM 04-10-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,511
Posted By JDA_BTR
see...

see http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1421167&posted=1#post1421167

very timely
Forum: Tools 04-08-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yep! Iíve come to appreciate a 1/4 chucking...

Yep! Iíve come to appreciate a 1/4 chucking rotary file in the drill press too
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