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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By MED
Great analysis. I wish I could hear it . . . :(

Great analysis. I wish I could hear it . . . :(
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By MED
Compared to everything else, the cost of the much...

Compared to everything else, the cost of the much better aluminum vents is trivial. :rolleyes:
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-06-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By MED
I am interested in your comment about a valve in...

I am interested in your comment about a valve in the static line. I put an alternate static valve in my RV-14A, because I have one in my Piper Archer and think it is a good idea. However, I was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,481
Posted By MED
Congratulations! I hope I am not too far behind...

Congratulations! I hope I am not too far behind you.
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By MED
I moved mine one bay outboard of the access panel...

I moved mine one bay outboard of the access panel after breaking the tubing trying to install in the Van's location. Much easier to mount and access is good from the access...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By MED
Good to know. I haven't filled mine, yet. ...

Good to know. I haven't filled mine, yet. Thanks for following-up with Beringer.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By MED
Then, I don't know. Snug? Until it stops...

Then, I don't know. Snug? Until it stops leaking? Nothing in the installation and maintenance manual.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By MED
It is stamped on the caliper: 148 in-lb.

It is stamped on the caliper: 148 in-lb.
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By MED
Oil Door Flush Latches

If you are interested in replacing the Camloc wing nut style latches on your oil door with flush latches, I found Camloc KM-610 stainless steel latches for $29.50...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 78,188
Posted By MED
So, who is the lucky one who got 500?

So, who is the lucky one who got 500?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,890
Posted By MED
[QUOTE=N804RV;1267264]I have a pair of these...

[QUOTE=N804RV;1267264]I have a pair of these "line clamp pliers" I've used for years. I cut about 1.5 inches off the handles for working in tight spaces. Works great for most applications.

I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,890
Posted By MED
Thanks to all for the suggestions. I have tried...

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I have tried some and will try others. I still hate them . . .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,890
Posted By MED
Angry ADEL Clamps

. . . are Satanís spawn . . . :mad:
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 26,353
Posted By MED
I bought an RV-10 quadrant with cables from a...

I bought an RV-10 quadrant with cables from a builder who decided not to use it, and used two of the cables that came with it on my RV-14A installation. I have the FM-150 fuel injection, so had to...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By MED
That is what I was expecting to hear. With the...

That is what I was expecting to hear. With the installation of the spacer required with the FM-150, it appears the filter end of the snorkel is too far forward - about the thickness of the spacer. ...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By MED
FM-150 Snorkel Fit-Up

Has anyone successfully connected the snorkel provided in the kit with the FM-150?
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By MED
I measure about 28 1/4" to the bottom of the...

I measure about 28 1/4" to the bottom of the fuselage at the gear leg.
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By MED
#30, #40, plus 6, 8, and 10 for dimpling for...

#30, #40, plus 6, 8, and 10 for dimpling for screws
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By MED
I have flown in a friendís RV-14A a number of...

I have flown in a friendís RV-14A a number of times and have never noticed an issue with his Crow rotary latches other than the adjustment (for me) to the non-inertia shoulder belts. I bought Hooker...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By MED
Thanks for the replies. I had not considered...

Thanks for the replies. I had not considered using a multi tool, and sticking sandpaper to aluminum strips sounds like it would work, too. I guess there is still a market opportunity for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By MED
One-sided File?

Is there such a thing? Looking for a way to consistently form the 0.050" gap between the cowling (lit.: little cow) parts.

Is there another way?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By MED
Thanks. Selecting quote made copying possible on...

Thanks. Selecting quote made copying possible on my IPad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By MED
I like that, Walter. Not too long (I hope) until...

I like that, Walter. Not too long (I hope) until my engine start. How do I print your message?:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,998
Posted By MED
+1 Thank you from me, too, Dominik.

+1 Thank you from me, too, Dominik.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,998
Posted By MED
Do you recall how much fluid was required to fill...

Do you recall how much fluid was required to fill the system? I have two quarts and wonder if that is enough. Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,173
Posted By MED
If you find yourself at gross weight and about to...

If you find yourself at gross weight and about to become a test pilot, pee before departure. Should be about right. :D
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By MED
I have not moved my plane, yet, and not to sound...

I have not moved my plane, yet, and not to sound snarky, but I vote #3. I think it would be very difficult to install the gear after the engine and would be very risky to try to move the plane...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By MED
The resolution desired for a message board...

The resolution desired for a message board posting leaves a little to be desired for detail. If you would like a copy of my original photo at full resolution, send me an e-mail address and I will...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By MED
I posted my panel a couple of days ago in the...

I posted my panel a couple of days ago in the show us your panel thread. Very similar ideas, so similar switches. I have two p-mags, two alternators, a back-up battery, and a VPX.
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 51,446
Posted By MED
The throttle quadrant is the one Vanís sells for...

The throttle quadrant is the one Vanís sells for the RV-10. You can sometimes find a builder with a new one for sale a little cheaper if they changed their installation plans.
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 51,446
Posted By MED
Thanks. The throttle quadrant goes in easily,...

Thanks. The throttle quadrant goes in easily, like it was designed to fit. Just had to install a couple of nut plates to secure it. I have a Thunderbolt engine with an FM-150, so had to install...
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 51,446
Posted By MED
Panel In

http://i63.tinypic.com/34ossjb.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By MED
Scheme Designers. They do very nice work and are...

Scheme Designers. They do very nice work and are very easy to work with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,469
Posted By MED
You might want to get an air rifle, too. ...

You might want to get an air rifle, too. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By MED
Is there a way to jack the plane without having...

Is there a way to jack the plane without having the wings on? I had hoped to finish the wheel pants and gear fairings before taking the plane to the airport. I don't plan to install the wings in my...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 44,780
Posted By MED
Looks really nice!

Looks really nice!
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By MED
I am pretty sure that the builder installed the...

I am pretty sure that the builder installed the micro molex connectors and inserted them into the plug. As I recall, that was my first experience with the dreadful micro-molex! :(
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,727
Posted By MED
Thanks again, Chris. I think you have summed...

Thanks again, Chris. I think you have summed things up well. I guess this brings me back to my original question, though. Has anyone actually flown an RV-14 with an IO-390 using an Airflow...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,727
Posted By MED
Well, I am confident with the help of Airflow...

Well, I am confident with the help of Airflow Performance and Aircraft Specialty the issues will eventually be worked through. Nevertheless, with over 50 RV-14s flying, using the throttle body...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,727
Posted By MED
Thanks for the reply. I also have the...

Thanks for the reply. I also have the installation kit on order ($220) and have already bought the replacement hose for the Van’s supplied fuel hose ($125). Have not determined what will be...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By MED
You can install in any orientation, per E-mag.

You can install in any orientation, per E-mag.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By MED
I was able to reach it after removing the right...

I was able to reach it after removing the right e-mag. Used an open-end wrench, but had to guesstimate the torque comparing it to the other three.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,780
Posted By MED
Exclamation From the Beringer Installation and Maintenance...

From the Beringer Installation and Maintenance Manual:

) Apply a thin coat of grease on wheel bearings
Insert the wheel through the axle while placing the disc in wheel slots between the clips....
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 44,780
Posted By MED
Thumbs up Really looks like an airplane now! :)

Really looks like an airplane now! :)
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,489
Posted By MED
Since the holes for a transponder antenna are...

Since the holes for a transponder antenna are already drilled below the baggage compartment and not required for ADSB, I will install a dummy transponder antenna. Seems better than installing a...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,489
Posted By MED
I have not yet mounted my antennas, but I have...

I have not yet mounted my antennas, but I have them and I am about at that point. I will mount the GPS/XM antennas on top immediately behind the baggage bulkhead. I will use an Archer Nav antenna,...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,054
Posted By MED
I gave up on routing the plugs through the...

I gave up on routing the plugs through the tortuous path to the sticks and cut them off. Then, I used d-sub pins and sockets covered with heat shrink to install the extension available from Stein. ...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,727
Posted By MED
Airflow Performance FM-150

Has anyone mounted an FM-150 on a Lycoming IO-390? That is what was recommended by Lycoming when I ordered my Thunderbolt engine, and now I am having some mounting ďissues.Ē
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By MED
From the Beringer Installation and Maintenance...

From the Beringer Installation and Maintenance Manual - V-FHC-007. They are metric Allen screws, 4mm. Just call Carla Panetta, the US business manager in Greenville, SC (864) 214-4274
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By MED
The Beringer plans call for AN-4 bolts, so that...

The Beringer plans call for AN-4 bolts, so that is what I used.
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By MED
Danger Will Robinson! I had the same problem,...

Danger Will Robinson! I had the same problem, and thought it would be easy to unbolt the axle and align it. The bolts have very shallow allen wrench holes and are fixed in place with super Loctite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By MED
Thanks for the reply jibby. I ordered a tub of...

Thanks for the reply jibby. I ordered a tub of Corrosion Block. The name makes me feel good, anyway.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By MED
Galvanic Corrosion

I am installing the aileron push rod connections and wonder if there is a concern for galvanic corrosion in the steel bracket/brass bushing/steel AN bolt joint? Seems like it would be an ideal...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By MED
No, they can be installed on either end of the...

No, they can be installed on either end of the caliper and the torque setting is engraved right on the caliper. Easy. :)
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By MED
Yes. You will also have to reverse the axles (L...

Yes. You will also have to reverse the axles (L to R) and reposition the bleed screws if you want to mount the calipers on the aft side of the axles.
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By MED
It may vary between an RV-14 and an RV-14A, but I...

It may vary between an RV-14 and an RV-14A, but I needed longer bolts than Beringer specified for an RV-14A. I can't remember, but I think I used AN4-21s and -23s instead of -16s and -21s to have...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 44,780
Posted By MED
RV-14A Engine On

http://i65.tinypic.com/1534r2q.jpg
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 44,780
Posted By MED
Try tinypic. :)

Try tinypic. :)
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 44,780
Posted By MED
I had planned to use AN816-3D, but I haven't...

I had planned to use AN816-3D, but I haven't installed them, yet. Thanks for the tip about the AN823-2D. I'll see what fits best.
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,617
Posted By MED
[QUOTE=control;1248315]:) Got my bolt hole-castle...

[QUOTE=control;1248315]:) Got my bolt hole-castle nut lined up on all four attachments with a torque of between 51 and 52Nm.

My RV-14A does not use castle nuts for the engine mount bolts. Does...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 44,780
Posted By MED
Thanks, Eric, I know. To get the axle mounting...

Thanks, Eric, I know. To get the axle mounting holes for the wheel pants horizontal, I had to swap sides from the way the factory had the caliper set up. Fortunately, as you point out, the bleed...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 44,780
Posted By MED
RV-14A

http://i66.tinypic.com/2cz3o5c.jpg

Trying to keep up with Control! ;)
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