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Forum: Safety 11-09-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By JDA_BTR
I bet you only do this once! Drills have had a...

I bet you only do this once! Drills have had a way of finding my finger despite my attention to not repeating.....
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By JDA_BTR
Jigs

I finished my 14 now I want to build an 8. What fuse/wing/emp jigs are required with the kits delivered these days? I didn't need much in the way of jigs on the 14.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
Well thanks for asking. I'll get them that day...

Well thanks for asking. I'll get them that day or on one of the usual sites. Should be a great day!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
Dear President Trump....

I'm really glad you are going to the game to see LSU beat Bama. You and I are going to be at the airport at the same time. It would be awesome if you would give me a ride to the game!!!! I'll have...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-05-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
I gas up in Opelousas all the time. Sure we can...

I gas up in Opelousas all the time. Sure we can meet up sometime.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yep, it's always something! I don't think he...

Yep, it's always something! I don't think he will land there. I bet he lands at the nearest Air Force base and drives in.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
Hmmmm, what to do on that one?

Hmmmm, what to do on that one?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
Oh I'll pony up and have a good time!!! But then...

Oh I'll pony up and have a good time!!! But then again....
I really wanted to get to KEET for chili Saturday but duty called....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yeah but thats the thing. I tie it down and walk...

Yeah but thats the thing. I tie it down and walk away. No services -> $25 as a city/airport tax. At least the FBO sells me some gas or provides a bathroom.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
I’m glad these get deleted in 30d. I want to...

I’m glad these get deleted in 30d. I want to complain about having to pay the airport 25 dollars to tie down my RV for 10 hours. Nobody there pays 25 to the Baton Rouge airport when it’s the other...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-03-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
Well the 14d forecast for next Saturday was...

Well the 14d forecast for next Saturday was rainy, but the latest update is bright and clear, if a little chilly.

Still looking for any assistance I can get..... My usual plan is to just arrive at...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By JDA_BTR
I’ve adjusted my nose wheel nut many times. I...

I’ve adjusted my nose wheel nut many times. I have concrete blocks on a cheap HF dolly as described above and just use a strap to pull the tail down. Super easy. Take off the front half of the nose...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,644
Posted By JDA_BTR
Kintsugi. I have an extra rivet in the rudder I...

Kintsugi.

I have an extra rivet in the rudder I should paint gold.

My ruined elevator donated scrap for wiring brackets and avionics mounts.

The first and second elevator trim tab made the third...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By JDA_BTR
When the fuel pump was new it was filled with...

When the fuel pump was new it was filled with oil. Maybe you just got some on the fuel lines there and it has been hanging around for you to find it. I suppose it could be some grease in the valve...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By JDA_BTR
I made those trim adjustments too. Then one post...

I made those trim adjustments too. Then one post flight I found the front part of the bracket broken and laying on the filter! So far the wires are doing a good job.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-27-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think the crimson elite will appreciate the...

I think the crimson elite will appreciate the opportunity to see a better team than what they can put on the field themselves.....

not to jinx my chances of some assistance here....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-26-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
that'd be awesome!

that'd be awesome!
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By JDA_BTR
Front of Air Ramp Sticks Up

Despite my best efforts the air ramp and filter holder on the left side always puckers up away from the snorkel fiberglass. Just enough that when the engine shakes at shutdown (or startup too prob)...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-25-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By JDA_BTR
WTB: A good time in Tuscaloosa!

Haven't travelled to sports events much but the 14 makes it so much fun! Was planning to fly from Baton Rouge to Tuscaloosa for the LSU-Alabama football game. It's a day game so will just tie down...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-20-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By JDA_BTR
Donít know about the hose Iíll look when Iím back...

Donít know about the hose Iíll look when Iím back in the hanger.

Sold the wire, breakers, tool
Fuel line and union still up for grabs
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think I remember a thread here where the best...

I think I remember a thread here where the best ever screwdrivers were discussed! Will go look for it.
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By JDA_BTR
Good thoughts. I've got new tips. I usually put...

Good thoughts. I've got new tips. I usually put the screwdriver on "1" and let it stop at that. They will come off pretty easy that day or a few days later but two months later the problem arises.
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By JDA_BTR
Pesky cowling screws keep stripping

Now that I’m an expert using an easy out to remove cowling screws for the lower cowling I’m wondering if anyone has adopted a Torx or hex solution? Looking for a better screw here.

I’ve had enough...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-20-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By JDA_BTR
FS: Surplus Items

Will sell all or one, shipping is $8 per shipment based on USPS flat rate.

(5) 5A circuit breakers with mounting hardware
(1) 10' approx. of the 6-strand wire for running trim/stick signals
(1)...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,484
Posted By JDA_BTR
We had another long thread on this a while back....

We had another long thread on this a while back. I had to set mine three or four times in the first 20 hours and when I took out the washers and cleaned all the grease off it took longer to need an...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By JDA_BTR
I’ve had it off then on again. A crowfoot on a...

I’ve had it off then on again. A crowfoot on a long extension can be used to tighten and torque it. To get it started I think I had the oil filter off and carefully got it going contortion style. A...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By JDA_BTR
For the two hours and less than a hundred dollars...

For the two hours and less than a hundred dollars it took me to build the rotisserie I saved a hundred hours and a lot of sweat. Itís a no brainer. The only thing I wasted in it was too many hours...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By JDA_BTR
The problem in the 14 is that the ramp in front...

The problem in the 14 is that the ramp in front of cylinder 2 is on top of the fiberglass snorkel, with the baffle running down between the snorkel and the cylinder. So even if you did drill a hole...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By JDA_BTR
Storage cockpit forward

Iím motivated to put some pocket storage in the recesses of the cockpit. Glasses, little radio, oxygen tubing, canopy tool, flashlight. That sort of thing.

Found a thread about putting in a frame...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have seen them too, but decided not to. When...

I have seen them too, but decided not to. When the cool kids admire your work behind the panel the cover gets in the way.
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,846
Posted By JDA_BTR
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=155943&highlight=wiring+parts

I didn't want to pay $1500 either, so I built it myself; there is another thread with a parts list I generated. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By JDA_BTR
Is the purpose of the air dams to protect from...

Is the purpose of the air dams to protect from incoming debris, or mainly airflow? On the left it protects the fuel inlet line too.
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By JDA_BTR
Baffles and Inlets

I did my inlets and the baffles there strictly according to the plans. Now that cylinder 2 is getting cooling, next thing I want to do is perfect the inlet (reasonably).

I think on both sides that...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By JDA_BTR
So when I found the clip broken where the sniffle...

So when I found the clip broken where the sniffle line is held onto the exhaust at 5 hours I just removed the clip and Adel there. The rubber line is attached at the sniffle valve and at the adel...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think I'm going to think about it and live with...

I think I'm going to think about it and live with it for a while. 365 running super hard in the hottest weather is perfectly fine. I'm not sure what I would do on the aft cylinders to push air...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
AHA! In my zeal to follow instructions and the...

AHA! In my zeal to follow instructions and the posts here I sealed the gap between the zero-fin area of the forward #2 cylinder and the baffle forward of it where the ramp is aft of the air filter. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
Tom I will look and see. I didnít put sealant on...

Tom I will look and see. I didnít put sealant on the front of number 2 because the piece has to come off for the filter. Iím not sure exactly where this designer gap is supposed to be in relation to...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
So I investigated the top cowling carefully. At...

So I investigated the top cowling carefully. At the outboard sides of the ramps the ramps didn't quite seal to the top and there were about 3 inches of slightly open space there (1/8-1/4 gap). On...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By JDA_BTR
What did you do for the breather tube?

What did you do for the breather tube?
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By JDA_BTR
BC700-H Oil Filter Adapter

I bet some of you have this adapter:
https://bandc.com/product/bc700-h-oil-filter-adapter-homebuilt/#spacer

I wanted it but deferred not wanting to open a can of worms. But now after making a mess...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By JDA_BTR
Mine did same. The wiring from the MP sensor is...

Mine did same. The wiring from the MP sensor is pretty big maybe 16ga and the wiring in the shielded cable connected to it is 22ga in my setup. When I did a solder splice it didnít properly set on...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
Question: at the inboard side of the inlets is...

Question: at the inboard side of the inlets is the rubber from the ramp put inboard of the lower cowl rubber? Or outboard sticking into the inlet. I’ve always had it inboard seems to lie better...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By JDA_BTR
It cannot be selected for trim function but by...

It cannot be selected for trim function but by controlling yaw it does do some trim. It works very well in turbulence.
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have one and it keeps a fair amount of trim...

I have one and it keeps a fair amount of trim force in different phases of flight. It wonít do enough to counter an off-center nose wheel fairing but when that is setup right it works well. I havenít...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think the foam is good the gap you see is into...

I think the foam is good the gap you see is into the dead space under the inlet ramp and doesn’t go anywhere.

Good point on the baffling needs to come in and not squash out. There isn’t anything to...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
I am also due for an oil change, first one after...

I am also due for an oil change, first one after 50 hours. So with temps what they are, is it time to switch to the ashless dispersant oil? My oil consumption is very low so I think the answer is...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
Here are some images. First is the left intake,...

Here are some images. First is the left intake, then the right intake, then the number 2 baffle from the bottom. Its amazing how rough things look with the flash when without a flash they look...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
Sounds good. Iím flying to VA this weekend will...

Sounds good. Iím flying to VA this weekend will have more data in cooler air.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,469
Posted By JDA_BTR
A schottky on a good heat sink is a great idea....

A schottky on a good heat sink is a great idea. It could be that the diode you have is not rated for the power passing through it and heat is causing it to operate out of design specs. Power =...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
I feel good contact of the upper seals on the...

I feel good contact of the upper seals on the upper cowl reaching into the intakes. And when my top was off I do have telltales from the baffling.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
Ok will do on the pics. I did go after the sides...

Ok will do on the pics. I did go after the sides of the lower cylinder baffle and sealed along those edges. Didnít seem to make a change.

When I put the top cowl on I donít feel like the inlet is...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
It is not the sensor checked that a while back. I...

It is not the sensor checked that a while back. I think it is probably how the seals fit at the inlet. I suspect that air is going out the front corners of the inlet and that might change the diff...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
Well it is summer in south Louisiana so it is 95...

Well it is summer in south Louisiana so it is 95 degrees out. But I can climb to 7500 with a DA of 9000 and set up 22/2400 approx. Oil temp will be 195 and slowly fall. I keep my climb speed around...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
The dams donít seem to matter. I did cut back the...

The dams donít seem to matter. I did cut back the max advance of the pmag but the timing is right.
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By JDA_BTR
CHT questions again

So 50 hours into flights now. Cyl 3 and 4 seem good at 330 while 1 will run at 355 and 2 at 385. I have cylinder 2 baffling as clean and sealed as I know how to do and had it looked over by an rv10...
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By JDA_BTR
Epoxy will run down and bondo doesn't......

Epoxy will run down and bondo doesn't......
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By JDA_BTR
I used a lab notebook one line per entry...

I used a lab notebook one line per entry tabulated times old school. Made a good place for order lists, tips, ideas you name it.
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,481
Posted By JDA_BTR
Seems a decent idea to lubricate a bit; mine were...

Seems a decent idea to lubricate a bit; mine were heavily greased. I'm probably going to mess with this some more before I'm done.....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-24-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By JDA_BTR
EngineBridge Integrated into G3X

I bought the latest EngineBridge to monitor my two PMAGs. Wired it up (power/ground, one channel for each PMAG). In this config it was pretty easy to use the WIFI network broadcast by the...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,481
Posted By JDA_BTR
Nosewheel Breakout Force

I was having to progressively tighten the nose wheel fork nut because the breakout force kept getting lost. The inflight symptom was a lot of left ball as the prop would push the nose fairing over...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,477
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: RV-14 08-19-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
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?
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