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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By JDA_BTR
Understood all around.... good info

Understood all around.... good info
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By JDA_BTR
Silicone under canopy screws

On the rear window the plans call for a dab of silicone under the screw heads. Is this not done for the main canopy? It isnít mentioned.
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By JDA_BTR
Quality Electrical Tape

I used the best HD tape I could find to mask the canopy to trim the aft edge and after only a short time on the canopy it left some glue behind I had to clean up. Is there a better tape? I'd like...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thinking about it some more. If I tie the...

Thinking about it some more. If I tie the standby alternator after the primary alternator CB on this panel, I am subject with both to a possible single shunt failure. If I tie the standby...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By JDA_BTR
AV-500003

I was able to find through Stein this component that is available to install on the lower panel for electrical distribution, the "AV-500003". I don't have a way to post the file here describing it. ...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By JDA_BTR
I got the sides built and bent using 0.04 sheet...

I got the sides built and bent using 0.04 sheet for good rigidity. Lined it all up and drilled for the gtr20 first. Then fit the side angles and riveted those with an426-ad4 flush on the inside to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By JDA_BTR
Electronic Breakers

Has anyone used this "Power Buss"?

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/powerbuss.php?clickkey=5673
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By JDA_BTR
Avionics Relay

Was looking for options and found this (and some like it) at Digikey.

Diode across coil:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By JDA_BTR
Is it also possible your aileron trim isn't truly...

Is it also possible your aileron trim isn't truly centered? So you are putting just enough pressure on the stick to line it all up but when you let off the trim takes over?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,107
Posted By JDA_BTR
Why have an avionics diode, and a second avionics...

Why have an avionics diode, and a second avionics switch? It will still be subject to starter brown-out because you can't isolate avionics on start. If you trust the avionics for it I suppose its...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By JDA_BTR
Flat black paint

I used the can on the left to paint the cavity behind the lights in the wing. It bubbled up and was finicky. I tried to used it again for the glareshield and it was a tragedy. I followed...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By JDA_BTR
Now the holes are drilled for 32-10 hex cap...

Now the holes are drilled for 32-10 hex cap screws and k1000-3 nutplates installed with small head ad3 rivets. I’m installing in a way that I never have to get behind this panel to remove any...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By JDA_BTR
Using Map Box for Remote Items

I kept looking at that map box hole in the subpanel and finally decided to dig in. I put angles in either side. Plan is to have folded 0.04 sheet on either side mounted to the angle. This will screw...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By JDA_BTR
WTB - Your Leftover 1/4 Safeair Fittings

I'm plumbing up my pitot/static/AOA lines and don't need everything in a SafeAir kit. I need the following and maybe someone didn't use most of theirs:

2 of the AN adapters for the 3/16 tubing on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By JDA_BTR
Dynon heated pitot probe with G3X system

Iím building up a G3X system and happen to have a heated Dynon pitot probe. I donít think there is any reason not to use it. Iím curious about the status line. Does anyone know what that status line...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By JDA_BTR
Its the area forward of the notch in the picture;...

Its the area forward of the notch in the picture; it is sanded to smooth the transition of the window onto the forward aluminum surface. No mention is made anywhere of needing to polish it with...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By JDA_BTR
The area forward of point Oscar figure 2 page...

The area forward of point Oscar figure 2 page 38-22
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By JDA_BTR
Got it. When I sand forward if this area to make...

Got it. When I sand forward if this area to make the surface fit the fuse do I need to worry about fine sanding it? Or is the bonding going to relieve the need for that?
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By JDA_BTR
Canopy gap

Fitting the canopy I get a gap here in either side. Is that expected? Does the fairing layup catch that later?

Second question is about the forward canopy line. My best fit to minimize the side air...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By JDA_BTR
I had already dressed the end. So I ran it...

I had already dressed the end. So I ran it through. I might use 5/16 if I had it to do again. A little more stout and resistant to buckling. But the 1/4 did the job. Great idea - thanks!
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By JDA_BTR
The 1/4 steel brake line at $6 for 30 in worked...

The 1/4 steel brake line at $6 for 30 in worked great. ID wouldnít quite take the an3 bolt but smooth sailing after running a #12 bit thru.
Forum: COMM 10-17-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By JDA_BTR
Might be fun to install an aprs antenna. Will...

Might be fun to install an aprs antenna. Will look into that not sure if a stock com antenna will do.
Forum: COMM 10-16-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By JDA_BTR
Good advice on the eye hazard hadnít thought of...

Good advice on the eye hazard hadnít thought of that. Well Iíve got a perfectly good hole on the bottom of my plane. Wonder what the best way is to cover the holes.
Forum: COMM 10-16-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks I did search and find that plenty of...

Thanks I did search and find that plenty of people put those in but not much info in whatbthe trade offs are.
Forum: COMM 10-16-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By JDA_BTR
Nav antenna on belly of plane

I have an extra hole in my kit because I donít need a separate Adsb in antenna. One is at the tail of a trigear configuration. The other option is under the baggage compartment. If I use one for the...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes, the GTX45R has only one antenna; there is an...

Yes, the GTX45R has only one antenna; there is an option for a GPS antenna as well but I won't need that. I read the manual and can't find any limitations about antenna cable length. It does say to...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By JDA_BTR
Spacer Material

I mounted some of my avionics today. I decided to mount my sb1b backup alternator controller on top of my gea-24 with four 2.5 inch standoffs made of tubing that was too soft for the job. What...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By JDA_BTR
Ok I get it use one for transponder and one for...

Ok I get it use one for transponder and one for Adsb In. Was planning a gtx-45r Iíll look at the book and see what it shows I was thinking one antenna to the unit for both.
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By JDA_BTR
Antennas

On the bottom of the plane are two com antenna places near the seats, a place on right side of baggage area, and one aft at the tail. The aft one is rigged for the transponder I think with the coax...
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By JDA_BTR
Iíve installed the module in the wing. When the...

Iíve installed the module in the wing. When the aileron is deflected Iím seeing a fair amount of flex in the access plate - those springs are really strong and it was some work to get them both on....
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By JDA_BTR
GSA28 Trim Output

See this thread: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=141478

It points out that the wiring from the GSA28 to the trim motor should be shielded. The G3X docs show it clearly. In our...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By JDA_BTR
The way the access plate is installed requires...

The way the access plate is installed requires the jack to go with the plate.
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes Iíve read that thread. Iím curious if Iím...

Yes Iíve read that thread. Iím curious if Iím missing something useful in the setup Iím looking at.

One useful thing might be to enlarge the subpanel hole for the audio jack so that the connector...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wiring harness oddities

I thought that the way the aileron trim kit was setup for the wiring jack on the assembly was wrong so I decided not to try and route the wire via the supplied connector slot. I cant figure what the...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By JDA_BTR
There is the arm that comes out of the servo. ...

There is the arm that comes out of the servo. then a linkage to the rotating arm that connects to the spring. The rotating arm has a little lateral play, not much. The linkage at the servo arm is...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By JDA_BTR
Trim forces with aileron trim

I'm putting the trim aileron system together, and it is all fitting together fine, except that the little slot to hold the wire connector makes no sense and I'm not using that cutout.

My question is...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By JDA_BTR
Engine Mount Bolts

I haven't riveted the forward top skin yet, and I was looking ahead to the engine mount. One step for putting the mount on is to ream the 6 bolt holes. Currently my bolts fit well in the holes...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes, I had to do that to drive the arm to center,...

Yes, I had to do that to drive the arm to center, and to see which wire moved the servo. I think that all of the input/outputs on the daisy chain are likely 1/1 and never swap down the line so if I...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks good info! 50/50 doesn’t seem so bad now!...

Thanks good info! 50/50 doesn’t seem so bad now!

Just for my own curiosity which pin goes hot on the servo connector for a normal left turn?
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By JDA_BTR
Roll trim, G3X and the 50-50-90 rule....

Any good nuke submariner knows that if you take a 50/50 shot you will get it wrong 90 percent of the time; and so it is with roll trim. I'm trying to improve my odds:

I'm installing the roll trim...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,415
Posted By JDA_BTR
All good stuff. I was interested too in what in...

All good stuff. I was interested too in what in the system could be controlled by panel or stick buttons/switches... I think com swap is one but I haven't found it in the docs yet. TOGA and CWS...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,415
Posted By JDA_BTR
G3X cool buttonology?

With the Garmin systems, what cool things can you do with a switch/button so far as controlling the system without the touch screen? Thinking about panel buttons and stick buttons. The PFD/MFD...
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm doing it now, with the canopy frame complete...

I'm doing it now, with the canopy frame complete but no canopy in yet. I want to get all the pieces placed and wiring runs located, then close up the forward canopy skin. The proceed on with the...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes, but why the 1/2 hole? What fits a 1/2 hole?

Yes, but why the 1/2 hole? What fits a 1/2 hole?
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By JDA_BTR
Headset and mic holes

So in my rig, next to each seat, are two holes for the headset and mic. I would expect two 3/8 holes, but I have one hole 3/8, and the other hole 1/2". Any ideas why that is? The 1/2 can't be for...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By JDA_BTR
Also on my drawings, the ground from the strobe...

Also on my drawings, the ground from the strobe goes to the landing light where it connects to the ground on the light; that yellow wire goes to the wing root and to ground. So the strobe and...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By JDA_BTR
Did you add pitot heat in the wing?

Did you add pitot heat in the wing?
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By JDA_BTR
J-channel for wiring support

I was thinking of how I would run new wires in the wing lightening holes and looking at the drawing from Vans about putting a #30 hole near the edge for a tie wrap hole; but watch out the wires don't...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,138
Posted By JDA_BTR
The problem with the pitot heat controller is...

The problem with the pitot heat controller is that the chassis itself is grounded, and this is the same ground as the line that normally bolts to the wing structure. This is done for a few reasons,...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,138
Posted By JDA_BTR
The physics of twisted pair is better than coax...

The physics of twisted pair is better than coax for this application. So coax isn't better, and it is bulkier to boot.

In hindsight I wish I had installed the pitot to the right wing; that would...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By JDA_BTR
Garmin OAT GTP-59 left wing

So it seems the wiring harness forgets this probe, even looking at the fuselage harness layout for Garmin options. Even if you build a different harness to the connector you don't have enough pins...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,734
Posted By JDA_BTR
Rejuvenating this thread because.... I wonder if...

Rejuvenating this thread because....

I wonder if anyone has any issue with the lights or the pitot heat from a GMU22 in this wing location. I'm using the standard kit-supplied wiring. Should I...
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,848
Posted By JDA_BTR
I've done most by myself. I had to have help to...

I've done most by myself. I had to have help to rivet the bottom skin to the ribs. I got some help with the angles to the firewall. When I joined the fore and aft I got it clecod but needed help...
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By JDA_BTR
All is trimmed, holes drilled and...

All is trimmed, holes drilled and countersunk.
What is best practice for the inside-window side of the hole. A few turns with the deburr countersink? Or overthinking it.

I also found a new way to...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By JDA_BTR
38-04 rear window

Rear window evenly drilled and tapped. Looking at the fit of the F-01474 stiffener angles and the window extends to the level of the second hole down. The rear flange of the stiffener interferes with...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By JDA_BTR
ok good, I didn't know that was plastic-safe.

ok good, I didn't know that was plastic-safe.
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By JDA_BTR
Rollbar Tap Fluid

About to drill #36 and tap 6-32 the rear window holes into the rollbar. What tap fluid is safe or recommended for this process?
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By JDA_BTR
Good timing - me too! I'm asking around for a...

Good timing - me too!

I'm asking around for a cutting board and wheel; someone I know must have that.
Forum: Northwest 08-17-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By JDA_BTR
I've been a passenger there a few times with the...

I've been a passenger there a few times with the local bush pilots; great strip. Really open sky around the field not a canyon situation like Upper Loon Creek. No jets though!
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By JDA_BTR
Awesome. I want to do the exact same thing and...

Awesome. I want to do the exact same thing and there was an earlier thread on it. I'm curious to know what spacer adapters you needed to get because there are a few choices....
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,630
Posted By JDA_BTR
Canopy Trimming

I'm working on the rear window and marked the "sigma" distance off the front edge. About to make the trim cuts for the rear aft window, then will trim the front once I get the tape line on.

What...
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By JDA_BTR
Folding an avionics bracket for the map hole

Has anybody folded a bracket/shelf for supporting a couple of boxes forward of the sub-panel at the map box hole? I'd want something I can slide in and out later after the forward skin is on so...
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