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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Av8rRob
I bled my Beringer brake with a combination of...

I bled my Beringer brake with a combination of pressure from a garden sprayer pushing the fluid up from the brakes to the reservoir and suction from the brakes using a harbor freight vacuum bleeder....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Av8rRob
Home insurance for those with airstrips?

Hey everybody, I have a question for those who have airstrips on their property, who do you use for Home Insurance? Feel free to PM or email me with details

Thanks

Rob
Av8rrob@gmail.com
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By Av8rRob
I have same issue. If you look closely, you will...

I have same issue. If you look closely, you will see the edges above the engine mount are still lose. I only attachech the bottom portion at this point. Its on the to do list.
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By Av8rRob
Yes Dan, I forgot to mention that step

Yes Dan, I forgot to mention that step
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By Av8rRob
I did this on my -14. First i ordered stainless...

I did this on my -14. First i ordered stainless steel (.003 x 24 x 48) this was $33 plus shipping on ebay. Then i got fiberfrax from ACS of 1/8 thick. I cut the fiberfrax around all know holes and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-06-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,676
Posted By Av8rRob
One possible option I plan on using for a stick...

One possible option I plan on using for a stick mounted starter button is a panel mounted switch. This could be a three position off-arm-start. That would disable the stick button when its not wanted...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,866
Posted By Av8rRob
Isnt the B.A hartzell prop also 56 lbs?

Isnt the B.A hartzell prop also 56 lbs?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-09-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,659
Posted By Av8rRob
Poor form Robert, you just turned off this...

Poor form Robert, you just turned off this potential customer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,806
Posted By Av8rRob
I just finished successfully bleeding my...

I just finished successfully bleeding my difficult brakes. I had sucess using a $9 home depot sprayer pressure filling the system. This alone left soft pedals so I followed it up with the harbor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Av8rRob
That is probably the best solution (assuming it...

That is probably the best solution (assuming it works). Being the smallest/ lightest is best for me. I plan on carrying that with me in airplane in case wheel /brake work is needed on the road. Might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Av8rRob
Gotcha, kinda like making it into a crows foot? ...

Gotcha, kinda like making it into a crows foot? Can you verify that the size is 1 1/4?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Av8rRob
So it looks like your just cutting the end off a...

So it looks like your just cutting the end off a 1.25" socket. How do you plan to torque this to 141 in/lbs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Av8rRob
Me too

Im glad you asked this. Im about a week away from this issue and will appreciate what you learn.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By Av8rRob
Elevator rubbing HS

I just temporarily installed a elevator on the HS and the leading edge of the elevator was touching the HS spar. Has any other -14 builder had this issue. It looks like i will have to back the rod...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By Av8rRob
Initial elevator attachment issue

Ok guys, im hanging the elevators for the 1st time on my 14. The rod end bearings are set to the correct depth but this causes the leading edge pop rivets to rub against the hinge brackets. I have to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-10-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,106
Posted By Av8rRob
Cockpit switches

Ross, with your upcoming CPI2, besides the actual unit you are now designing, what sort of cockpit switches do you recommend for a dual cpi setup? Im guessing two independent on-off switches for...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,868
Posted By Av8rRob
Any chance posting photos of the problem and your...

Any chance posting photos of the problem and your solution?
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Av8rRob
Congrats!

Congrats Mehrdad. Let me know when you need a hand.

Rob
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,535
Posted By Av8rRob
What type of fillable primer did you use?

What type of fillable primer did you use?
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By Av8rRob
The pigment if for the fiberglass that you can...

The pigment if for the fiberglass that you can see thru the canopy
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By Av8rRob
And don't call me Shirley....

And don't call me Shirley.

http://a67.tinypic.com/2u71sgk.jpg
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,538
Posted By Av8rRob
What engine did you buy?

Curious to those who have already bought your engines for -14's what your choosing and why?

I'm really curious as to the difference between the -390 and -400? (Besides 10).
Another question is what...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By Av8rRob
You mind sharing your c.g.? Also any mods to the...

You mind sharing your c.g.? Also any mods to the plans for weight reduction or c.g. changes?

Thanks
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,507
Posted By Av8rRob
So sorry to hear terrible stories like this. He...

So sorry to hear terrible stories like this. He will be in my thoughts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By Av8rRob
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By Av8rRob
How much peel ply?

I need to order peel ply from spruce and was wondering what type and how much will I need?

Thanks
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,172
Posted By Av8rRob
Do you guys have any details or photos of this...

Do you guys have any details or photos of this new prop? I can't find anything about it on their website.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-22-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,993
Posted By Av8rRob
Dumb questions from newbie, does the sds system...

Dumb questions from newbie, does the sds system require a mixture knob? Does it require fuel return lines? What type of cockpit switches/controls are needed? What is the recommended electical system...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By Av8rRob
Canopy fiberglass shopping list

So, I'm starting to work on my canopy and was wondering how much and what type of glass to buy from spruce. I already have the west systems resin and hardener.

I know I need,
Fiberglass cloth...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By Av8rRob
Any chance of posting a few pics?

Any chance of posting a few pics?
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 106,800
Posted By Av8rRob
Bigortho, do you think the cowl will fit the...

Bigortho, do you think the cowl will fit the xp-400 as is? My recollection is the Xp engine is 2 inches longer. Thanks for the info, now how bout to pictures too!
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Av8rRob
Awesome thanks Scott. The diagram does don't...

Awesome thanks Scott. The diagram does don't indicate that so i wanted to be sure. That would pull the window tighter.
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Av8rRob
Rear canopy question

On page 38-03 step 8 says "final drill #27 all holes in the window ". Dumb question but even the drilled and tapped holes that go over the roll bar?

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,912
Posted By Av8rRob
What type of blade are you guys using in the...

What type of blade are you guys using in the vibration cutters like the multi-max?
Forum: Reviews 08-02-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,167
Posted By Av8rRob
Dan any chance for a long term report?

How has the jdair tailwheel held up? How much heavier is this compared to Vans standard fork?
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 106,800
Posted By Av8rRob
Mt 3 blade

Since this thread is turning into a prop discussion, what are the thoughts about using a MT 3 bladed prop. I think I remember the weight is 55lbs so it is more inline with the Hartzell. That should...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 106,800
Posted By Av8rRob
Any engine updates at Oshkosh '17?

Just curious if anyone learned anything new about our -14 engine options at Oshkosh?

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,352
Posted By Av8rRob
Chris, which prop did you go with and why if you...

Chris, which prop did you go with and why if you dont mind?
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,588
Posted By Av8rRob
Fantastic, congrats!!

Fantastic, congrats!!
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By Av8rRob
I laid the tail on a moving blanket on the floor...

I laid the tail on a moving blanket on the floor then put a trimmed piece of plywood on the longitudinal ribs (for elevetor bell crank). Then laid a blanket on that. I laid down and was able to knock...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Av8rRob
Thank you both for the advice. 😁

Thank you both for the advice. 😁
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Av8rRob
How high is the open canopy on a -14 with legs?

Curious for construction in my garage but can someone with a -14 on its gear measure the height of the open canopy? I won't install the gear 1st if I can't open it up all the way once on wheels.
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 35,329
Posted By Av8rRob
Updates

Anyone with one of the newer -14's flying care to share your w&b? This thread is getting stale with no new info.
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,697
Posted By Av8rRob
Besides the initial setting, I don't think the...

Besides the initial setting, I don't think the ALIR will be adjusted to often afterwards. I looked into installing it on the mid rudder support but couldn't come up with a layout I was happy with...
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,697
Posted By Av8rRob
Here's my Beringer install. I found that 5/16" ID...

Here's my Beringer install. I found that 5/16" ID vinyl tubing works great for protection from rubbing. I decided to install the parking brake on a modified piece of 1.5" L-bracket with a microswitch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Av8rRob
Disregard.. a quick google search say no way no...

Disregard.. a quick google search say no way no how.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Av8rRob
Loctite on banjo fittings?

The beringer manual says torque to 15-17 newton meters but no mention of loctite. Any ideas?

Thanks
Forum: Propellers 06-13-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,172
Posted By Av8rRob
Does anyone have a weight of the HRT prop?

Does anyone have a weight of the HRT prop?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,269
Posted By Av8rRob
Awesome!!!

Awesome!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,737
Posted By Av8rRob
Great paint scheme Loren, enjoy flying it and...

Great paint scheme Loren, enjoy flying it and let me know if you ever overnight in SMF.

Rob
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,361
Posted By Av8rRob
If I remember correctly, the total price for a...

If I remember correctly, the total price for a new rudder on the 14 is $300 and change. By throwing it into your next kit the shipping is essentially free. I know for me $300 is worth not grimacing...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,361
Posted By Av8rRob
Welcome to the second rudder club. Your not alone...

Welcome to the second rudder club. Your not alone my friend.

Ps. you may want to consider just skipping it till the next kit. I just threw it into my fuselage kit to save shipping.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-10-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By Av8rRob
How to prep for interior paint?

So my interior is looking pretty as a fully Azko primed green surface. I have a gallon of jetflex wr on order. What is the best way to prep and clean to surfaces for the jetflex? I'm thinking light...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By Av8rRob
Marvin, looks great. Where does the pump go? I'm...

Marvin, looks great. Where does the pump go? I'm guessing under the floor in between ribs? Thanks
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 980
Posted By Av8rRob
Canopy jettison handle

Just curious about the possibility of moving the canopy a few inches up/down left/right? The manual doesn't give much guidance as I can see. Anyone have experience with this?

Thanks
Forum: GPS 04-24-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Av8rRob
Why the heck doesn't Garmin offer a black antenna...

Why the heck doesn't Garmin offer a black antenna as a choice or make a thin black plastic cap that fits over it? Seems logical to me.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,513
Posted By Av8rRob
Can you use one of these aluminum spinners from...

Can you use one of these aluminum spinners from Cummin?

http://www.cumminspinners.com
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,513
Posted By Av8rRob
Carl, on your great website you have your w&b...

Carl, on your great website you have your w&b posted prior to paint. Any chance you can update us on what you paint job has done to the cg and weight of your plane?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By Av8rRob
Yes, sure eneough there is. Last year I bought my...

Yes, sure eneough there is. Last year I bought my -14 tail kit at Oshkosh and they knocked off $100. Not quite amazing but I'll take it. They said this is just for tails and to new builders.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,792
Posted By Av8rRob
I also find it interesting how the premium for...

I also find it interesting how the premium for the thunderbolt upgrade is so variable between engine models? Anyone who talked to the lycoming guys have a list of their options (engine colors, other...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,661
Posted By Av8rRob
Just ran into this issue myself. Time for a new...

Just ran into this issue myself. Time for a new revision Vans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 400,680
Posted By Av8rRob
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-besCAhre7Mw/V546-PuTZMI...

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-besCAhre7Mw/V546-PuTZMI/AAAAAAAABuw/vh4lvEuj3uo6GQl5pW_SryQmf0INIVEfwCPcB/s800/IMG_2147.JPG
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