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Forum: RV-6/6A 03-23-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jake14
"there is no argument...", "we must have...

"there is no argument...", "we must have standards..."

both true statements that could also apply to someone driving 2mph over the speed limit on an empty road in good conditions, but no cop would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Jake14
Bingo! the RCA2610 fits the bill. ...

Bingo! the RCA2610 fits the bill. Unfortunately the $2,600 price (plus a backup batt) is out of my range just to avoid the pitot/static/GPS complexity. The fact that it's for certified aircraft...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Jake14
D3 needs pitot-static and gps.

D3 needs pitot-static and gps.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Jake14
simpla backup AI

would like to find a backup electronic (non-mechanical gyro) AI which is not dependent on GPS signals or pitot/static data. Just a simple unit with electrical input only and backup battery Does...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Jake14
lucky man

lucky man
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,434
Posted By Jake14
definitely interested in your pirep on the...

definitely interested in your pirep on the telecoil...I've been planning on getting some telecoil aids to replace my current Costco aids, but I thought you needed a neck loop to plug into the audio...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By Jake14
yeah, thanks. Looks like the 390 has a couple...

yeah, thanks. Looks like the 390 has a couple of additional parts vs. the 360 (items 13 and 15 on the 390 drawing).

For some reason they didn't show the 390 plug and gasket in line with the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By Jake14
Mike, The link is to the Imgur image hosting...

Mike, The link is to the Imgur image hosting site

https://ibb.co/qmsYKPp
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By Jake14
isn't item 15 the plug which holds the suction...

isn't item 15 the plug which holds the suction screen in? It has different safety wire holes than item 19. Shouldn't the crush gasket be between items 15 and 14?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By Jake14
oil strainer crush gasket

trying to order a crush gasket for the oil strainer on the io-390. The Lycoming parts catalog doesn't seem to show one. Is this a Lycoming error?

https://ibb.co/qmsYKPp
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Jake14
rusting powder coat

My elevator and rudder supports have rust showing through the powder coat (see pic) It's not severe but I'd like to fix it. The mother ship appeared shocked that I would park an airplane outside ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Jake14
had the same problem, but with the push-on 1/4"...

had the same problem, but with the push-on 1/4" connectors the troubleshooting was fairly easy. Make some plugs by filling a short section of the plastic tubing with sealer so you can block off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Jake14
slightly off-subject, but is the standard...

slightly off-subject, but is the standard procedure to always replace the tubes when replacing the tire? I kinda hate to toss out a good air-stop tube if it's not necessary....
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,018
Posted By Jake14
unfortunately, just because you're in an area...

unfortunately, just because you're in an area where ADSB-out is not required you can't just turn it off.....

91.225 (f) Each person operating an aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out must operate this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,652
Posted By Jake14
Don't Van's tip-ups have jettisonable canopies...

Don't Van's tip-ups have jettisonable canopies like the RV-14? Always wondered if it would be smart to jettison the canopy or not in a water landing (or even an off-field landing)
Forum: Midwest 02-08-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By Jake14
can't see the pics :-(

can't see the pics :-(
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,576
Posted By Jake14
if it's closer than this, then maybe just a...

if it's closer than this, then maybe just a screwdriver bit turned with...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Jake14
aren't both those parts steel? or just the powder...

aren't both those parts steel? or just the powder coated pushrod? I don't remember having this problem, maybe the powder coating is causing some interference right at the end of the pushrod or maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,434
Posted By Jake14
Gary, you posted (post #21): "I have used...

Gary, you posted (post #21):

"I have used oticon in-the-ear for 20 years. All have had a tele-coil installed and when used in this mode the aids shut off their microphones and pick up the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By Jake14
I remember using some half-size rivets on my 14...

I remember using some half-size rivets on my 14 for the rear spar aileron support bracket SB. I think they were 9/64".. Worked well, since the original rivet makes the hole bigger when squeezed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Jake14
Thanks, working now...I'm still using Windows 7...

Thanks, working now...I'm still using Windows 7 so had to find the Garmin folder to launch it
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Jake14
I'm getting the same gdl82 install problem, it...

I'm getting the same gdl82 install problem, it keeps wanting to repair the program ...what was the solution?
Forum: Tools 12-17-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By Jake14
I've used '-4.5' oversized (9/64 shank) rivets...

I've used '-4.5' oversized (9/64 shank) rivets for some cases where a 5 was too big. Problem is you have to buy by the pound
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,245
Posted By Jake14
anyone using the manual aileron trim kit? $46 vs...

anyone using the manual aileron trim kit? $46 vs $300 for the electric and seemingly easier install
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jake14
I've used cheaper hole saws to cut access holes...

I've used cheaper hole saws to cut access holes in the fuel tank. Just go slow and they work ok

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hole+saw+3+1%2F8&i=tools&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-28-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Jake14
I copied the wooden one on Van's demo rv-14a,...

I copied the wooden one on Van's demo rv-14a, made out of the Al channel used to set the canopy width while building. A leather patch glued to the carpet makes for a fairly tight snug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Jake14
I had a similar experience on my GTR-200. It...

I had a similar experience on my GTR-200. It only happened once in 3 years of use and only lasted for one flight. Chalked it up to some sort of local interference
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,983
Posted By Jake14
question for Scott: I'm happy with my A model,...

question for Scott:

I'm happy with my A model, but just wondering....If someone wanted to change a -14 to a -14A (or vice-versa) what would the process entail?
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Jake14
I think the bushings with the most side-load on...

I think the bushings with the most side-load on them are the ones by the pitch servo. After 300 hrs I see no wear, but I have been rotating them whenever I get back there. I've heard of builders...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,761
Posted By Jake14
Had the same problem after 300 hrs: gph drops...

Had the same problem after 300 hrs: gph drops intermittently to zero, fuel pres normal. Replaced the cube and all ok

added a larger stainless steel heat shield from ACS:

https://imgur.com/D494OMN
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,939
Posted By Jake14
here it is, I haven't added any rubber pads, it...

here it is, I haven't added any rubber pads, it works fine the way it is


https://imgur.com/R4iijwe
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,939
Posted By Jake14
I'll re-post this weekend when I get back in town

I'll re-post this weekend when I get back in town
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Jake14
I was planning to do the thing for the same...

I was planning to do the thing for the same reason: too sensitive at cruise.

The manual trim for the -9 along with the tabs and connections would work on the -14 but after ordering the parts I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By Jake14
Talking to an old carpenter about build quality...

Talking to an old carpenter about build quality once. He said: "There's a lot of excellent builders out there, but the mark of the true expert is how good he is at hiding his mistakes"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,819
Posted By Jake14
I only have 1 Com radio in the panel so carry a...

I only have 1 Com radio in the panel so carry a Sporty's handheld com. It works well out to at least 20 miles with the standard attached antenna. More important is to have the adapter for the...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By Jake14
I've had the same problem (inability to de-fog...

I've had the same problem (inability to de-fog the windshield). The fans seem very weak, you can hardly feel the flow with your hand. Also there's nothing to dry the air like in an automobile...
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By Jake14
I had to remove both my QB tanks to fix leaks in...

I had to remove both my QB tanks to fix leaks in the vent line due to poor workmanship. These leaks don't show up with standard leak testing methods.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By Jake14
Start engine wth starter solenoid inop?

Just wondering about the best way to start an engine with an inoperative starter solenoid..the one mounted on the firewall (starter motor is Sky-tec 149-12LS)

Seems like a wire to the starter side...
Forum: California 09-20-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By Jake14
Thanks for all the replies. I was looking at EMT...

Thanks for all the replies. I was looking at EMT and both Enterprise and Hertz are closed Sat and Sun. VNY used to have MillionAir which was great, rental car waiting on arrival, now some outside...
Forum: California 09-19-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By Jake14
Los Angeles best airports with rental cars

Going to LA this weekend to visit family. Looking for any airport in the area with a decent GA oriented FBO and a car rental available on weekends.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By Jake14
here's a 14, should be similar to a...

here's a 14, should be similar to a 10

https://imgur.com/a/jwfkVdg

if you're looking for pin nos or other details, try...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jake14
Kind of an expensive way to avoid messy oil...

Kind of an expensive way to avoid messy oil changes

Lots of stuff on the forum to help avoid the...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By Jake14
I wondered about the suitability of a nut plate...

I wondered about the suitability of a nut plate for that application as well, mainly due to the moment applied by the servo pushrod to the extended arm of the connection to the bellcrank. I...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Jake14
Had this happen on BOTH my QB -14 wings. ...

Had this happen on BOTH my QB -14 wings.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=151951

On the left I don't think tightening would have fixed it. On the right was able to reach...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By Jake14
My original statement was flawed; I should have...

My original statement was flawed; I should have said "There's a reason most wristwatches today are analog, not digital....."

Didn't mean to start a new 'primer wars' topic, and I agree that people...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By Jake14
+1 on steam gauges. There's a reason you don't...

+1 on steam gauges.

There's a reason you don't see too many digital watches anymore. Telling time is an analog function; the pattern the hands make is assimilated by the brain much more rapidly...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,020
Posted By Jake14
this error was pointed out some time...

this error was pointed out some time ago:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=159089

Whoever drew the float arc in the picture used the wrong center. Not a big deal for slow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Jake14
Strobe and position light requirements for night...

Strobe and position light requirements for night flight are identical for certified and experimental aircraft. I guess that makes sense

A lot of advertised lights don't comply with or haven't been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,116
Posted By Jake14
compression

I've seen inspection instructions which just specify a prop pull-through to check for a weak cylinder. 14 CFR Part 43, Appendix D doesn't seem to specify the type of compression test.

Am I missing...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Jake14
intermittent fuel level indication

I had the right tank float (standard Van's) level indicator fail at the worst possible time: during a 2.5 hour IFR proficiency flight. The indicator on the AFS 5500 was stuck at 15+ gallons and I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,445
Posted By Jake14
link doesn't work for me

link doesn't work for me
Forum: RV-3 06-27-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 144,815
Posted By Jake14
owned this for a few months a few years...

owned this for a few months a few years back....great airplane built by the master

http://i64.tinypic.com/kbdaaq.jpg

http://i67.tinypic.com/1zxsll5.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/1zd6suv.jpg
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By Jake14
I would wait. fixing the tips after mounting on...

I would wait. fixing the tips after mounting on the wings is pretty easy, plus you can cut the tip TE, fiberglass it and clamp it in place while on the wing for a perfect alignment.

But remember...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By Jake14
REB37 plug availability

Had a cracked insulator on one of the Champion REB37E (B= 13/16" reach) plugs on the IO 390 and was looking to buy a replacement locally. To my surprise, no-one within 100 miles of Seattle has one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jake14
damaged spark plug

checking the plugs (Champion REB37E) on the IO 390 and noticed a broken insulator. No idea how or when it happened, it's never been dropped and mag checks seem normal. Just wondering how unusual or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,056
Posted By Jake14
yeah, the OP's RV14 still has the Al brackets

yeah, the OP's RV14 still has the Al brackets
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,056
Posted By Jake14
here's an interesting thread on the bellcrank...

here's an interesting thread on the bellcrank mounting and a modification suggestion which several builders incorporated...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=119821
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,376
Posted By Jake14
how about just canting the plane sideways as...

how about just canting the plane sideways as much as space will allow and then moving it forward at an angle until one wheel is outside the door ?
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,677
Posted By Jake14
the rudder lock is similar to the one I saw on...

the rudder lock is similar to the one I saw on Van's 14, only made from the
C01442B canopy frame alignment tool instead of wood

The aileron/elevator lock is modified from the Husky lock at aircraft...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,530
Posted By Jake14
I agree that with 2 screens on the panel an iPad...

I agree that with 2 screens on the panel an iPad would be redundant. I have just one AFS5500 and an iPad mini velcroed to a RAM ball mount (see pic) just above my left knee. It has FlyQ connected...
Forum: Safety 05-14-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,361
Posted By Jake14
got tired of waiting for the parts from ACS so...

got tired of waiting for the parts from ACS so cancelled the order and sent the mags in,,,kinda glad I did 'cos they seem to do some testing and adjusting at the factory before sending them back. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-07-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,644
Posted By Jake14
fantastic!!! I wonder if there would be any...

fantastic!!!

I wonder if there would be any opportunity to build the bike frame so that it conforms to some specific RV geometry for unobtrusive storage in-flight........
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