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Forum: RV-14 04-14-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,352
Posted By Tom023
I have the B&C alternator mounted on the...

I have the B&C alternator mounted on the accessory pad and it does not require the oil filter adapter. In fact, the oil filter is very accessible and easy to remove if you drain it first. However,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tom023
Worked for me. Try doing what my non-support...

Worked for me. Try doing what my non-support desk always says to do ďclear your browser cache and try againĒ.
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 81,262
Posted By Tom023
Another G3X panel. Waiting almost a year to add...

Another G3X panel. Waiting almost a year to add power...and everything seems to be working.

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Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Tom023
They don’t but filling them will hold the backing...

They don’t but filling them will hold the backing plate in position if you use nut plates so when you remove the antenna it’s lined up when for reinstallation without going inside the plane.
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Tom023
Yes, mine are the four screw holes too...I wish...

Yes, mine are the four screw holes too...I wish Stein had supplied the two hole. I drilled out the four rivets for the screws. I think I had some flush cherry rivets that fit the two screw holes so...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Tom023
You will need some for other parts of the build...

You will need some for other parts of the build so might as well get some. I would suggest leaving the rear window out until the end of the build. You will need to get into that area and having the...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Tom023
If you are referring to the fact they are too...

If you are referring to the fact they are too long, you have to trim them after they are properly position in trail with the aileron in neutral. To get a nice straight cut I clamped an aluminum strip...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Tom023
Well that would certainly explain it as the clamp...

Well that would certainly explain it as the clamp was in the “kit”with the other parts to make the whole assembly. I didn’t see any other clamps with my exhaust parts so a call to Vans is in order. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Tom023
Exhaust hanger

Spent the better part of three hours trying to install the exhaust hanger on page 48-03 and eventually broke it. The part I’m having difficulty making fit is the circular clamp that goes around the...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By Tom023
I turned my fuselage in its side and used 3M 4200...

I turned my fuselage in its side and used 3M 4200 adhesive. Repeat for the other side.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,895
Posted By Tom023
Tim thanks for posting. I was thinking another...

Tim thanks for posting. I was thinking another thing to add to the before first flight list but luckily I’m outside the range.

For a point of reference my IO-390 test cell run was 12/19/17 and my...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By Tom023
Take a look at page 41-07. I had all pushrods...

Take a look at page 41-07. I had all pushrods adjusted per spec but after setting control stick aft 4 degress I had to make a minor adjustment to the elevator pushrod to bring the elevator back to...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,622
Posted By Tom023
I made a pilot hole with a carbide drill bit and...

I made a pilot hole with a carbide drill bit and enlarged with a step drill. Easy peasy.
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By Tom023
Dent? What dent? That is a character line that...

Dent? What dent? That is a character line that makes the plane uniquely yours. As Hugh alludes to, youíll know it when you really make a mistake and you will. I have several that have long been...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,037
Posted By Tom023
I have the same transponder and used the forward...

I have the same transponder and used the forward mounting antenna position under the seats. I recall the maximum length of coax is supposed to be about 8 feet. The rear antenna position I...
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By Tom023
I have a grey interior and I painted it glossy...

I have a grey interior and I painted it glossy white along with the underside of the canopy that covers those areas. If I had to do it again I would paint it the same color as the interior. It’s...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Tom023
I used an engine leveler on my lift and had no...

I used an engine leveler on my lift and had no problems mounting solo to the installed mount with nothing but the bolts.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,288
Posted By Tom023
Seems to be the norm. Ordered a Thunderbolt at...

Seems to be the norm. Ordered a Thunderbolt at OSH in July 2017 and was told October. Took delivery January 2018 but the delay was actually welcomed. The propeller on the other hand took about six...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,889
Posted By Tom023
Since I’m just now on the cowling section I can...

Since I’m just now on the cowling section I can see how this might be attractive for the upper cowling to firewall hinges. How do you lock the wire in place? The solid pins lock into a bracket.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Posted By Tom023
I think this whole thread points to how easy it...

I think this whole thread points to how easy it is to misread the plans even when reading over and over again. After five years of building my only advice is if you think the plans are wrong and the...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Posted By Tom023
Yes you are correct the A model is page 7. That...

Yes you are correct the A model is page 7. That must be why I dimpled them. However page 8 clearly shows no rivets go in those holes in either version.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Posted By Tom023
For the -A model nothing goes in the two holes in...

For the -A model nothing goes in the two holes in question. Page 10-6 figure 2 Rev 1 shows them to remain undimpled. Perhaps a few years back Rev 0 did not show the exclusion for these two holes, I...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,793
Posted By Tom023
Step 5 is to fill just the relief notches by...

Step 5 is to fill just the relief notches by taping over them and spreading proseal from the inside under the forward skin. The tape keeps the proseal flush with the F-01455 so the canopy skin...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By Tom023
I havenít finalized it yet, waiting to install...

I havenít finalized it yet, waiting to install the exhaust. Right now it just comes through the center pass through and down to the plate. The excess kind of makes an gentle ďSĒ turn underneath the...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By Tom023
My cable is too long as well for the FM150...

My cable is too long as well for the FM150 routing but nothing that canít be used. I suspect the standard routing required the extra length.
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By Tom023
If you are worried about a passenger...

If you are worried about a passenger inadvertently activating a switch on the stick just add a copilot stick deactivation toggle on the panel. I did this very easily by just interrupting the ground...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tom023
Check the EAA.org video section for ďIndirect...

Check the EAA.org video section for ďIndirect RivetingĒ
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By Tom023
Bill, Itís normal. Check page 40A-06 at the...

Bill,

Itís normal. Check page 40A-06 at the bottom there is a note about installation of additional U1002ís Although Iím not sure what it means trimming is not required. Seems like it would need...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By Tom023
Check page 38-12 step 6. You have to bend the...

Check page 38-12 step 6. You have to bend the canopy rails to match the fuselage curvature.
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By Tom023
Not sure but in this case I had to torque the...

Not sure but in this case I had to torque the bolt not the nut because of no clearance. I figured the washer under the bolt head prevents damage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By Tom023
Thanks Dave, after I posted I started to look for...

Thanks Dave, after I posted I started to look for myself which is what I should have done in the first place. Iím wondering if the ball will corrode if not stainless. Here in Houston everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By Tom023
The ball on those is aluminum. Do they make a...

The ball on those is aluminum. Do they make a stainless version?
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By Tom023
I’m not sure it was necessary but I mounted my...

I’m not sure it was necessary but I mounted my Garmin magnetometer in the right wing tip. ADAHRS on the back of PFD.
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,622
Posted By Tom023
I did a combination of the previous responses. I...

I did a combination of the previous responses. I ran control cables as plans and also have the FM150. Split engine left and right and used both pass throughs. I added a 1/2” third pass through...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Tom023
Iím 6í4Ē 255 so not too skinny and did all the...

Iím 6í4Ē 255 so not too skinny and did all the bucking while my brother manned the gun. At first we tried working with the wings in the stands but found it to be impossible to get into position that...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for the tip. There are benefits being...

Thanks for the tip. There are benefits being four weeks behind you in the build ;)
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By Tom023
Concur, your wedge is installed correctly. This...

Concur, your wedge is installed correctly. This is where I like having the plans in PDF and an iPad. You can zoom in areas and get good detail if necessary. The drawings clearly show the thin side...
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,683
Posted By Tom023
What Scott said. Also when doing inventory I...

What Scott said. Also when doing inventory I would take the fasteners (rivets, bolts, washers, screws, nuts, nut plates, etc.) and put them in labeled bin trays. That way when you need them just go...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By Tom023
I bought mine from Vans when I ordered the...

I bought mine from Vans when I ordered the finishing kit. Came in the same shipment and Vans credited all the parts I didnít need. You use the Beringer axle so donít need the Matco. Very easy...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Tom023
A little off topic but something to consider, I...

A little off topic but something to consider, I had Stein put in one dimmer for my LED strip. And although the individual displays in the G3X system have photoelectric dimmers and can be dimmed...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tom023
I installed my prop today and that is how I read...

I installed my prop today and that is how I read it. For the AN5 bolts I also found some variability in the amount of torque to tighten each which I added to the 20 ft/lbs.
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,485
Posted By Tom023
Must be luck of the draw...all three of mine were...

Must be luck of the draw...all three of mine were perfect until I touched them
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By Tom023
Yes same coax with BNC on each end, mounted in...

Yes same coax with BNC on each end, mounted in baggage compartment. Stein shipped the antenna with it.
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By Tom023
I purchased an ARTEX from Stein and while not a...

I purchased an ARTEX from Stein and while not a drop in replacement itís pretty simple. Stein will provide a two wire ďharnessĒ to run from the ELT to the panel mounted switch. The GPS data uses...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Tom023
Exact same thing here too. I've always thought...

Exact same thing here too. I've always thought that I just messed up and had the nose of the fairing too high, but the rear was spot on the recommended measurement. I would have had to drop the...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,734
Posted By Tom023
Rob Vans told me three shims would be too many...

Rob

Vans told me three shims would be too many as the bolt would then start to not fit square. Two degrees is the max they felt was acceptable to correct with shims so they sent a replacement gear...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By Tom023
I just checked mine and have one thin washer...

I just checked mine and have one thin washer under upper nuts and two thick under lower outside corners. I did this to get the proper shank and protruding threads. Just use the plans as a starting...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By Tom023
Stein used 10 amps in my panel which is...

Stein used 10 amps in my panel which is controlled by a Garmin GAD27. Garmin specifies the lesser of 10A or actual flap motor rating. I would think Vans has the draw under load and can tell you for...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Tom023
I just made one today and used the cork gasket to...

I just made one today and used the cork gasket to get the holes laid out. Took all of 15 minutes.i l redid the com ones too. The plans have you rivet them on but the four holes used for rivets are...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tom023
Yes Vans has a kit for the roll and pitch servos....

Yes Vans has a kit for the roll and pitch servos. The Ray Allen pitch trim is included in the empennage kit. The roll trim is optional and Vans also has a kit for it. It’s same one installed in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,170
Posted By Tom023
We experienced everything mentioned in this...

We experienced everything mentioned in this thread yesterday evening trying to get in. We bailed out and spent the night in Waupaca. In the morning it didnít look any better so kept going and back in...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By Tom023
This is the first Iíve heard of a revised trim...

This is the first Iíve heard of a revised trim arm and donít see anything in the revisions. Was this a very early change? Information pointing to this would be appreciated.
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By Tom023
I used a 9v battery. That’s all I had at the time.

I used a 9v battery. That’s all I had at the time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,721
Posted By Tom023
Congrats Phoenix and Bill! Now that you two...

Congrats Phoenix and Bill!

Now that you two donít have anything to do you can help finish mine. I conservatively estimate 300 hours left so a month if you guys pitch in and get it done!

My first...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157
Posted By Tom023
Saturday departing Wednesday morning. Not in the...

Saturday departing Wednesday morning. Not in the -14 quite yet...next year.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By Tom023
I bought the GAP26 from Stein a month ago and it...

I bought the GAP26 from Stein a month ago and it did not include a mast.
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Tom023
I posted the same question and never got an...

I posted the same question and never got an answer after it was sealed at 25 so I left it. Went to install hose and lined up perfectly.
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By Tom023
Mine were also VIP 50011-20, fit correctly and...

Mine were also VIP 50011-20, fit correctly and actually had to call Vans about them because one of the center spacers was too small in diameter to let the bolt through, so part number was verified.
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,404
Posted By Tom023
I always get confused when referencing fore/aft...

I always get confused when referencing fore/aft because sometimes people use the terms relative to the pilot seating position and others the ends of the plane. So, my rudder pedals are positioned...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By Tom023
You may also want a 120 degree die for pulled...

You may also want a 120 degree die for pulled rivets.
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tom023
Check the Control Delections Letter on the Vans...

Check the Control Delections Letter on the Vans website. Down limits are between 20 and 25, so you are right in the middle of acceptable range.
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By Tom023
Ken i went with a few different items: - TS...

Ken i went with a few different items:

- TS Flightline/Aircraft Specialty hoses as you mentioned
- Because I installed a back up pad mounted alternator I purchased both from B&C along with the...
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