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Forum: Tools 12-11-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Stockmanreef
Interesting. My Numatx is from 2013, so it works...

Interesting. My Numatx is from 2013, so it works off adjusting the ram length. With that said, I am not actually sure that it would not work the same way. I just keep mine adjusted to 95 psi and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,634
Posted By Stockmanreef
Don- The original post said "I prefer a call...

Don-

The original post said "I prefer a call sign that does not sound too much like many others."

Well, if you pick a letter combination that rolls off the tongue and where most of the available...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,634
Posted By Stockmanreef
well, I wanted something meaningful. I wanted 14...

well, I wanted something meaningful. I wanted 14 in the call sign but that was not easy to find. So I went with 73XP. 73 is my kit number. X-ray Papa a nice combo of letters. It also stands for...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Stockmanreef
Section 49 Question

I am a little confused on 49-06 and 49-07. The plans say to use and RTV on 49-06, but then on 49-07 for sealing off the fins on the oil cooler is says to use a dear silicone adhesive/sealant (not...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By Stockmanreef
Every time I see that canopy lock installed, I...

Every time I see that canopy lock installed, I really want to change out mine.
Forum: Tools 12-07-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Stockmanreef
so you don't adjust the piston? Maybe new ones...

so you don't adjust the piston? Maybe new ones are different. Mine runs at 95 psi. I adjust the length of the piston travel. It screws in and out. Yours just works on pressure?

For dimpling, I...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By Stockmanreef
A couple of other things that you could do...

A couple of other things that you could do now.

1. Put on a remote oil filter: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=176027

2. put on the "forest of tabs" on the FW.

3. mount...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By Stockmanreef
A couple of other things that you could do...

A couple of other things that you could do now.

1. Put on a remote oil filter: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=176027

2. put on the "forest of tabs" on the FW.

3. mount...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By Stockmanreef
I assume that you are talking about powder...

I assume that you are talking about powder coating the baffles in the engine area. If so, then I really like that idea.

I second the idea of not rivet on the top skin. I actually just took it off...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Stockmanreef
Keith. Thanks. I have all the materials to...

Keith.

Thanks. I have all the materials to connect to the sump and the exhaust. I will probably end up doing that unless someone convinces me that it is a waste of time.

As far as pictures go,...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By Stockmanreef
The reason I put all the wires through a single...

The reason I put all the wires through a single pass through and the cable through the others is that someone suggested that the cables tend to move and can be an issue with the wires long term. I...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Stockmanreef
With that in mind, I think that I could tape or...

With that in mind, I think that I could tape or temporarily screw the spinner in place and do the cowling without rotating the prop. That would be nice, since it would leave the engine pickled. Of...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By Stockmanreef
I did all the fairings and wheel pants long...

I did all the fairings and wheel pants long before the engine. I would imagine that it is much easier without the engine. You have to lift the plane completely off the ground to line up the wheel...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Stockmanreef
Spinner Mounting Question

I read the plans and maybe (as usual) I missed something and there is no point where you need to line the spinner up to ensure there is no wobble. Feedback from the mothership also indicated that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Stockmanreef
Have you seen these squeezer dies which are...

Have you seen these squeezer dies which are specifically made for this task?

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/RV-14-SAFETY-PIN-SQUEEZING-TOOL/productinfo/14%2D1801/#.XemaRC2ZNQI

While you are at it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By Stockmanreef
well, you weren't the only only to mention...

well, you weren't the only only to mention section 12. Someone from Van's Support cited section 12 as well for some strange reason.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By Stockmanreef
I keep wondering what section 12 is. It...

I keep wondering what section 12 is. It certainly is meaningless to a 14 builders. At least as near as I can tell.

I like the pencil idea. I was planning on using a dual axis laser, but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By Stockmanreef
Curley- How do you determine the distance you...

Curley-

How do you determine the distance you put the plate on the tool to ensure that the cowling ends up in the correct place?

Thanks
ken
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Stockmanreef
I bought a few more and plan to use on EGT and...

I bought a few more and plan to use on EGT and CHT.
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Stockmanreef
Keith-- Are you using the vacuum evacuation...

Keith--

Are you using the vacuum evacuation system and are you using stock exhaust or vetterman?

I would like to see pictures of the installation. In particular how you attached to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By Stockmanreef
I had a bit of a brain fart. The piano hinges...

I had a bit of a brain fart. The piano hinges are on the fuselage on the sides. I need to rivet on the top skin, so those hinges need to be put in place. So I should be able to do the oil cooler...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By Stockmanreef
I have the avionics done and will have everything...

I have the avionics done and will have everything wired FWF this week. I just put on the FM-150. I need to do exhaust, baffling, cowling, spinner, oil cooler, snorkle (which requires the cowling in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By Stockmanreef
New Engine while building Question

I don't know how I would search my question so I figure I would ask.

I am about to put on the prop and so now it is time to start rotating the prop. Obviously this means that you have to take out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Stockmanreef
Apparently Stein Air says to use them--according...

Apparently Stein Air says to use them--according to a rv-14 builders log I found. Not sure if I will change out the ends on the EGTs and CHTs.

thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Stockmanreef
Wiring Red Cube Question

Are people using the wiring coupling fittings that come with the red cube to connect wires? They are little fittings where a wire slides in from each side and then tighten down a hex nut to lock the...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By Stockmanreef
If someone sends me all the lists for all the...

If someone sends me all the lists for all the kits--parts and hardware, then I will update the spread sheets in the "gotchas" thread. I have found few mistakes and I would like to double check...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,681
Posted By Stockmanreef
SO I mounted the FM 150. I was able to torque...

SO I mounted the FM 150. I was able to torque down the 2 on the left side using a crows foot, but how the heck do you torque the top right nut (co-pilots side) and the bottom right. I looked up a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,824
Posted By Stockmanreef
well, I definitely plan to go out to Van's in OR...

well, I definitely plan to go out to Van's in OR for transition training or find someone closer. Any idea what lead time is required to get the training at Vans? I guess I will email vans this week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,824
Posted By Stockmanreef
First Take off Nerves

I am getting close to the end of the build and I know that I will be quite nervous to go out on the maiden voyage. With that said, I think that I will have a co-pilot on the first flight. Hopefully...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,681
Posted By Stockmanreef
Ah--great thought. I will flip it over. thanks

Ah--great thought. I will flip it over.

thanks
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,681
Posted By Stockmanreef
It appears that the two difference setups put the...

It appears that the two difference setups put the throttle bracket in different spots. The one as per the Airflow Performance puts the threads of the push cable at the end of the threads (or so it...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By Stockmanreef
I think that I just figured it out. The...

I think that I just figured it out. The propeller is an R flange, while the engine is a K flange. which means that it can be installed onto the engine in one position or 180 degrees from that...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By Stockmanreef
Prop Installation Question

This might be an obvious one, but I don't mind asking dumb questions. So....

I think that I figured out that the flange on the IO390 is a "R" according to the hartzell manual. In the install section...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,046
Posted By Stockmanreef
Tail dragger question

I am building 14a, but i was just wondering something about a tail dragger.

Has anyone mounted camera(s) to the plane such that they could use the real time video to taxi? Have the video pop up on...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Stockmanreef
the real question is why do you have to remove...

the real question is why do you have to remove the tail wheel bracket. I think that the only thing that would be missing from the 14a would be the rear tie down bracket. One would have to remove...
Forum: Tools 11-15-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,023
Posted By Stockmanreef
I assume that there will be enough people with...

I assume that there will be enough people with the C-frame plans, that it won't be an issue wot find them.
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Stockmanreef
IO390 Expansion Plug Removal

I was reading another thread about removing the expansion plug before putting on the prop. It was suggested that one could just invert the plug with a piece of steel (rounded edges) and a hammer. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Stockmanreef
I take it that I don't need to drill any holes...

I take it that I don't need to drill any holes first. Just get the plug to invert.

Thanks
ken
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By Stockmanreef
I have two as well

I have two as well
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,771
Posted By Stockmanreef
will "Filler Primer" take care of the pin...

will "Filler Primer" take care of the pin holes?
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,771
Posted By Stockmanreef
Priming wheel pants

I am at the point where I should prime the wheel pants. Will primer stick well to the gel coat on the parts or does this have to be scuffed up prior to priming?

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,571
Posted By Stockmanreef
why not just use facebook? You can post pictures...

why not just use facebook? You can post pictures and videos directly from your phone. and you can make comments after posting. At some point, I created a RV-14 pages linked to me regular FB page. ...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Stockmanreef
ASA Oil Separator

I have the need to reroute the breather tube. I put the main 60 amp fuse and shunt in the path of the breather tube. Oops. So now I will be rerouting the breather tube. I was wondering if it would...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By Stockmanreef
Alternator installation Question: safety wiring

can someone post how the bolts for the alternator are safety wired in place. I know how to do the one on the tensor arm where is connects to the engine, since that is shown in the plans. I was...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Stockmanreef
are there two caps or just one. Some one told me...

are there two caps or just one. Some one told me that there was the one in front and one deeper in the cavity.

thanks
ken
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Stockmanreef
Section 44: Spinner and propeller questions

I am about to embark on putting on the prop and fitting the spinner.

1. Install the prop according to the manufacturers instructions. What flange is on the IO-390?

2. 44-04: I assume that step 2...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By Stockmanreef
trimming bottom cowling

45-05: The plans state to trim the upper edge of the top cowling during the initial trim, but the lower cowling edge is only trimmed to 3 1/2 " from the front corner. I understand that this is so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By Stockmanreef
OK--so I pulled the wire off completely. The end...

OK--so I pulled the wire off completely. The end I had on the shunt will fit on the alternator, but the other end will not fit on the shunt. So the small end is still too small for the shunt even...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By Stockmanreef
So the ring terminal after drilling is 7/32" and...

So the ring terminal after drilling is 7/32" and before, I think that it was 1/8". Is taking that little amount out that big of a deal?

My concern is that my crimp on such a large wire (not sure...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By Stockmanreef
drilling out ring terminals

Is it OK to enlarge the holes in ring terminals? The cable supplied with the kit for the alternator is not the correct size ring terminal. The internal hole had to be enlarged to 1/4" from 7/32" (I...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Stockmanreef
I have a picture of the back of the engine prior...

I have a picture of the back of the engine prior to working on it, which I just posted on FB (kens RV-14) The place where I put the oil temp sensor there was a red cap and there was a compression...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Stockmanreef
unrelated but in the same section. When you...

unrelated but in the same section.

When you mount the mixture bracket and the adel clamps for the wires, you will need to purchase some new star lock washers (MS35333-39). Well maybe need is not...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Stockmanreef
Well, I don't officially know the answer, but I...

Well, I don't officially know the answer, but I put it where the red plastic cap was--it does fit there. I guess I should have asked Lycoming, but the other port was painted and safety wired in...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Stockmanreef
Now that i look forward in the plans I see that...

Now that i look forward in the plans I see that it is for the mixture. And yes I saw that it did say it was for the mixture. But it looked like the wire routed through the fitting on 43-1. I guess...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Stockmanreef
I wil ask another dumb question. The plans state...

I wil ask another dumb question. The plans state to put in the VA-163 bracket. This would require a significant increase in the size of the hole in the bracket to get the wire through. I was...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Stockmanreef
I don't have his book. Where can I get it? I...

I don't have his book. Where can I get it? I had panel built by SteinAir and I get all my electrical stuff from them--so far.

I guess I thought that there was a standard starter on the IO390. I...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Stockmanreef
43-11: Wiring to Start Question

I am wiring up the starter. At least getting the wiring there. I connected the WH-K910 wire to the starter relay and this wire is supposed to connect to the starter. The issues is that the ring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,166
Posted By Stockmanreef
or take a building class. I took Troy Grover's...

or take a building class. I took Troy Grover's building class about year before starting to build.
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By Stockmanreef
Not sure that I totally agree your lack of...

Not sure that I totally agree your lack of knowledge statement as it relates to the tach cap.

It specifically states in the plans:

43-07
Step 7: If required, order one IE RC-1 CAP Tech drive cap...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By Stockmanreef
It depends on if you specifically bought the...

It depends on if you specifically bought the spider to servo fuel line. I am not sure it comes in the standard Aircraft Specialty hose kit. I think it might now, but I had to order special. I...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By Stockmanreef
Thanks for letting me know. I fixed my signature.

Thanks for letting me know. I fixed my signature.
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By Stockmanreef
well I did receive the correct KB-000 fitting for...

well I did receive the correct KB-000 fitting for my 14a in the kit. I did have order the cap the cap drive cap--yes annoying.

Also, the spider fitting on the has a fitting that either has to be...
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