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Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think it is easiest to find no 1 at TDC and put...

I think it is easiest to find no 1 at TDC and put a -7 offset in the pmag settings to orient the system for our engine. TDC is found both on the flywheel and with a mark at the starter so it is...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-20-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By JDA_BTR
Lynchburg VA

I might be flying from BR to lynchburg va this weekend weather permitting is there a option to hangar the plane while there?
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By JDA_BTR
I donít think I have a little piece of stainless...

I donít think I have a little piece of stainless for this. Did yíall adapt something else?
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By JDA_BTR
Same. I just took it off. Will let the hose flex...

Same. I just took it off. Will let the hose flex and see how it goes. Stainless is a good idea.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By JDA_BTR
Parallel works great. Only plug in one or the...

Parallel works great. Only plug in one or the other; never both!!!
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes, I ran a shielded wire as well, grounded only...

Yes, I ran a shielded wire as well, grounded only on the Garmin side of the cable; the inner wire is the connection to the PMAG.

I wondered if I could connect the other PMAG to the other RPM...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By JDA_BTR
I grounded to case bolts. On the right I went...

I grounded to case bolts. On the right I went low and on the left I went high. Just backed out the 1/4 nut, put the ring terminal under a new star washer, and that did it. I don't think it matters...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-18-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By JDA_BTR
WTB: 2-place Aerox system

I'm looking for the type M bottle with fittings for two people. Any accessories that are useful too.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-18-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By JDA_BTR
WTB: Dynavibe (or find one to borrow)

Before I buy a dynavibe wanted to reach out and see who within a few hours of Baton Rouge might have one to borrow, rent, or sell........ If I bring the washers and bolts can we balance my engine at...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By JDA_BTR
I put two casters on one side of each table. The...

I put two casters on one side of each table. The caster is on the side of the leg. When I pick up the non-caster side the caster is rotated and rolling is possible like a wheelbarrow. Lots of...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By JDA_BTR
I used a plug that came out of the engine...

I used a plug that came out of the engine elsewhere can't remember exactly what. But one extra 1/8 plug came out of something during the baffle and fitting installations.
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By JDA_BTR
I flew today at 10500 DA varying my advance and I...

I flew today at 10500 DA varying my advance and I thought I had better speed, lower CHT (just a bit) with around 25 too. Then I read this.... good timing. (har har).

Some advice to the unwary:...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By JDA_BTR
I built two EAA benches. I put a shoulder of...

I built two EAA benches. I put a shoulder of sorts on one so that my DRDT-2 fits on the end at the right height to dimple with the table holding the work on a table-size workbox pad. I liked it...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By JDA_BTR
Hi Bill, I think your earlier advice was to set...

Hi Bill, I think your earlier advice was to set max advance to 29.4; why the change to 25.2?

I think it might be good for my unscientific reasons: the system seem so to hunt a bit in the 26-28...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,782
Posted By JDA_BTR
It's been a while but I think I carefully filed...

It's been a while but I think I carefully filed the nut until it did fit right.
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,150
Posted By JDA_BTR
IFR transponder/altimeter checks complete no...

IFR transponder/altimeter checks complete no squawks.... 41.1 hours put the appropriate logbook entry in and BAM -> phase 2...... Sweet

Anybody want to do the acrobatic certs? I didn't....
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By JDA_BTR
Good thought went and checked. My EFIS has then...

Good thought went and checked. My EFIS has then all as K - as it should be.
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm not sure how we would do that mod for #2...

I'm not sure how we would do that mod for #2 since our filter is right in front of it and the frame for the snorkel would keep any air from being directed as the example above shows. I see the...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have exactly the same thing at almost identical...

I have exactly the same thing at almost identical hours with identical equipment. I tried taking the small baffle plate off the front of number 2 and no change. I feel the gaps are well sealed.

I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-13-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wanted: IFR Alt/Transponder Check

I'm looking for RV friendly places to do the biennial IFR transponder/altimeter checks, within 250 miles of Baton Rouge....
I know three so far:
Patterson Avionics in Patterson
Auric Avionics in New...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By JDA_BTR
My PMAG is on a 3-way switch, one for each L/R. ...

My PMAG is on a 3-way switch, one for each L/R. The down position is "off". There the ignition is powered, but the p-lead is off so it will not run. Mid position is "run" and that is with the...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By JDA_BTR
I put my parking brake at the left side of the...

I put my parking brake at the left side of the panel. Pilot heater at my right, on the left of the throttle bracket. Alt Air is on right of the throttle bracket. Psgr heater at the far right...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By JDA_BTR
Let me know when. KJKA for cheeseburger and gas...

Let me know when. KJKA for cheeseburger and gas with an RV14 squadron on the ramp sounds fun.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-11-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By JDA_BTR
It does have a restrictor in it. The MAP is rock...

It does have a restrictor in it. The MAP is rock solid and not changing. It is the PMAG setting that moves all around.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-11-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By JDA_BTR
Problem or Feature? PMAG setting fluctuates

My question is: does this sound like normal operation......

I recently installed the EngineBridge wifi module to see what my ignition is doing. I'm able to see 1/sec what the timing is advanced to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By JDA_BTR
Digikey has every ring terminal you could want,...

Digikey has every ring terminal you could want, in every wire size too. They will ship for First Class Mail making it cheap to get just a couple things. I went through this when I did my firewall...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thatís true for a poorly seated pin but wonít...

Thatís true for a poorly seated pin but wonít find a bad crimp
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By JDA_BTR
Give some thought to checking the wires in the...

Give some thought to checking the wires in the connector. There is a decent chance that the power or ground pin, or perhaps something ground related is not fully connected and intermittent. Voltage...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By JDA_BTR
My vans harness was plug and play for roll servo.

My vans harness was plug and play for roll servo.
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By JDA_BTR
The snorkel is something you just figure out. It...

The snorkel is something you just figure out. It comes in an upper and a lower half. I cut out the four corners in lower part of the upper half - like making long slots. That freed the sides to be...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,150
Posted By JDA_BTR
Ok good. Iíll fail the 307 and check it out. I...

Ok good. Iíll fail the 307 and check it out. I bet the YD functions to anticipate turns arenít there without it but will see.
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,150
Posted By JDA_BTR
Flight testing failure of PFD/MFD

In the failure modes of flight testing now. G3X, dual GDU460, G5, GMC307. Pulled the keep alive breaker, then the PFD while in autopilot level on NAV. The autopilot dropped control, but after a...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By JDA_BTR
I got the FM150 not knowing the difference. It...

I got the FM150 not knowing the difference. It was recommended by the Lycoming Thunderbolt rep. Of course I needed the linkage kit. And a hose was different from the red cube forward as I recall. And...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,287
Posted By JDA_BTR
Nobody mentioned Snoop. Cheap at about 4 dollars...

Nobody mentioned Snoop. Cheap at about 4 dollars a bottle. Super sensitive to slightest leak. Has a little glycerine in it with the soap. Get it at a swaglok distributor most towns have one. If it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By JDA_BTR
Mine made the most sense on the pilot front side...

Mine made the most sense on the pilot front side after getting everything installed.
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By JDA_BTR
If the aileron is aligned to the wing-edge jig...

If the aileron is aligned to the wing-edge jig and the line of the aileron isn't in line with the flap fully retracted then that alone is the problem to solve. Where the pushrods are setup is...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,150
Posted By JDA_BTR
It took about 6 weeks for my Repairmans...

It took about 6 weeks for my Repairmans Certificate card to arrive. The FSDO here in Baton Rouge was exceptionally helpful and it was very easy to get taken care of.

Opening that envelope was a...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By JDA_BTR
I've kept an eye on mine since you've had this...

I've kept an eye on mine since you've had this problem. Mine is good, but I've had the little clip that holds the sniffle hose on at the exhaust shield just aft of the sniffle valve fatigued and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By JDA_BTR
See the earlier thread:...

See the earlier thread: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=155943&highlight=harness+parts

I put links to my part order lists in there.
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By JDA_BTR
I had the same thought. I think the cowling is...

I had the same thought. I think the cowling is coming off often enough lately Iíll just keep an eye on it. I think I need the clearance of having the nut high.
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By JDA_BTR
Solved my own problem. Seems the bolt that came...

Solved my own problem. Seems the bolt that came with the kit was an an3-11A instead of the called out 10A. I had a 10 on hand so I put it in instead of the 11 not worrying about the drilled hole. Nut...
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By JDA_BTR
FM150 Mixture Fitting Bolt Rub

I'm finding that as my engine droops a bit during its first hours that the bolt at the connector of the mixture cable on the forward end of the FM150 throttle body is rubbing on the lower cowling. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yep I wasn’t thinking about that end makes a lot...

Yep I wasn’t thinking about that end makes a lot more sense.

Aren’t those fittings NPT threaded? How does a star washer help?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By JDA_BTR
You might find it easier to just cut the static...

You might find it easier to just cut the static line and install a push connector T. The AOA line can just stub into the T no fuss. But I’m surprised that it is desirable to connect the aoa to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By JDA_BTR
I used scrap angle and match drilled a few holes...

I used scrap angle and match drilled a few holes so I could have it behind the hole I was countersinking. The spacing changes along the length so I just made more holes in my angle as needed. I...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes - I did mean to check at the sender, just...

Yes - I did mean to check at the sender, just make sure the plug is off at the avionics side of the equation. Then you can also check the wire continuity at the plug. Keeps you from...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By JDA_BTR
Make very sure you have the pins right in the...

Make very sure you have the pins right in the GEA24. And you can measure the resistance of the sender to ground with the wires unplugged from the GEA24. If you check with it plugged in you are also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks Mel. It makes sense it would be fine as a...

Thanks Mel. It makes sense it would be fine as a practical matter. Not as a purist though. The old joke about mathematicians and physicists comes to mind.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think it has been stable since the first hour...

I think it has been stable since the first hour honestly. Iím going to go the 50 canít hurt.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yep thatís a good idea too. I read my io390...

Yep thatís a good idea too. I read my io390 manual and it says that I should check the screens and chainge the oil again 5 hours after the first ashless dispersant oil change. The context might apply...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By JDA_BTR
Extra Mineral Oil

I'm 30 hours into my engine break-in. Changed the oil at 5 hours. Going to change it now. In 25 hours it will be time to change to ashless dispersant oil (which one - oh no!). But I will have...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By JDA_BTR
My red cube is very much on the money. I've had...

My red cube is very much on the money. I've had it be within a few tenths of a gallon on every fillup; likely more accurate than my level approximation to the vent overflow at the tank!

I didn't...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By JDA_BTR
I found peak manually. I dont know any other way...

I found peak manually. I dont know any other way on my G3X.

My MAP there is about 24. So a little more power and fuel than what your pic shows. Do you know the density altitude of your example? ...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By JDA_BTR
It is dual pmags set for 29 degree advance with...

It is dual pmags set for 29 degree advance with -7 initial set point. I copied others on the setting
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By JDA_BTR
There is a step in the manual after hanging the...

There is a step in the manual after hanging the elevator where the deflection range is wrong. This document is the right answer.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By JDA_BTR
Look at 43-01, it is set on top of a pair of...

Look at 43-01, it is set on top of a pair of white clamps on the left side intake pipes. One hose comes to it from the pump, another goes forward to the throttle. Page 43-09 shows it in detail. I...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By JDA_BTR
I would run it harder but I picked the Louisiana...

I would run it harder but I picked the Louisiana summer to break in my engine. The engine temps get hot in a hurry.
Mine is awesome too..... all I figured and some bonus too.
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By JDA_BTR
I went up today and focused on the best...

I went up today and focused on the best efficiency density altitudes.

1. One trend is that things seem worse at 150ROP compared to 100ROP. They
certainly don't get better! So no reason to be more...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By JDA_BTR
Iíll be rafting in Idaho but Iíll get to Oshkosh...

Iíll be rafting in Idaho but Iíll get to Oshkosh one year.

The slight speed diff for ROP isnít worth 2 GPH but Iíve collected some more data today to get that nailed down; my main goal is to...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By JDA_BTR
Performance Data

Started some test flights for performance data. It is hard to control all variables. Especially density altitude!!! But here is some preliminary data below. I didn't do the best job controlling...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By JDA_BTR
Its an IO-390, setup with dual PMAGs. They are...

Its an IO-390, setup with dual PMAGs. They are set for 29 Degrees shift, with a -7 initial, set at TDC.
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By JDA_BTR
Optimum Engine Operating Procedures

So I've got this awesome RV-14, and it is running great. Do we know what the best operating procedures are for RPM/MP in various conditions?

I've been getting airborne, bringing the RPM back to...
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