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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By M McGraw
Sanding block

You can make one fast and cheaper than the shipping. I went to Home Depot found a PVC connector very close to 4” radius. It was the outside flange area. When cut it it relieved to very near 4”. Glue...
Forum: Southeast 07-05-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By M McGraw
Hangar space is always an issue. KMNV is in...

Hangar space is always an issue. KMNV is in hopes of building more, I would get on the list now by contacting them. Tom McCosh is the manager. I do not have his number.

DCU removed from breakfast...
Forum: Southeast 07-05-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By M McGraw
GA in East TN is alive and well

The list below are places I find a lot of activity. In addition to that list EAA Chapter 17 meets the first monday evening of each month at 6PM in the 501 Building at KTYS. We have food and social...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-03-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By M McGraw
RG400

The coax cable is spoken for by the three individuals above.
Thank you!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-03-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By M McGraw
I have you and Bavafa down for a 96’ section...

I have you and Bavafa down for a 96’ section each. Bafva has already sent an address. Please PM your shipping address. I do not know how to receive money via pay pal, but you can just send a check...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-03-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By M McGraw
FS: RG400 coax and iPad holder

Harbour Industries MIL/DTL/17/128/RG400 coax cable. Normal price is $3.25 per foot.
290 feet, I can break it up into three parts of 96 feet @ $150 each. All three lots...
Forum: Northeast 07-03-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By M McGraw
We plan to be there

My wife and I plan to spend a couple of weeks in Maine this coming September.
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By M McGraw
Sandy and I will arrive Saturday and stay all...

Sandy and I will arrive Saturday and stay all week. We will be parked in HBC
Forum: Southeast 06-09-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By M McGraw
Butch Ferguson

I’ve not been into TN09 in quite some time, so I am unaware of the RV’s on that strip. I missed the part about you now being located at KMMI. There are RV’s at KMNV, KDKX, and KMOR that I know of....
Forum: Southeast 06-09-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By M McGraw
Hello Rusty, The -14 at Monroe County (KMNV) is...

Hello Rusty,
The -14 at Monroe County (KMNV) is actually based at 5TN4, I just hang out at KMNV and KDKX ALOT:).

I like to use Tellico Plains for lunch, if your around during the week.

Marvin
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By M McGraw
Crow

I don’t remember modding the -14 kit, but I did cut a bushing to reduce the crow mount by one bolt size.
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By M McGraw
Crow

I have crow 5 point harnesses with the ratchet. They work well, I would probably skip the ratchet if I did another one. They are quite a ways behind you in the -14 which makes it hard to tighten the...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By M McGraw
Aux music jack

This is how I wired the aux music. This is a Vans supplied diagram. IF only I knew how to flip the image. :)
http://i64.tinypic.com/2uyn8ch.png
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,493
Posted By M McGraw
Update

Hello Rob,
My last update focused on testing at fixed timing (20BTDC). I have done significant testing on variable timing both ROP and LOP. I need a few more months to make sure my data is...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-06-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,060
Posted By M McGraw
SDS at OSH

I will have my RV-14 at Air Venture all week. I am willing to remove the cowling so people can see all the components of an SDSEFI system. I will be in homebuilt camping. PM me for my cell number....
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,000
Posted By M McGraw
Bad part

Your experience is normal! I spent about a month making custom wheel pants, they were beautiful, but I missed centering the hole for the tire and it just looked bad, bad, bad.

I kept them under...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,855
Posted By M McGraw
LOP

This exact test is in my future. Last week I did tests to look at optimum ROP ignition settings. The curve is very flat for an IO-390. I need to do a couple of retests for verification. After the...
Forum: Southeast 03-30-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By M McGraw
5TN4

Hello,
I’m in Greenback at 5TN4. South of KTYS
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-27-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,099
Posted By M McGraw
Self sticking vinyl overlay

I dropped off my controller at a local graphics shop and went to work for the week. When I came back it was done! (That was the easiest part of building:))

There was a minimum order because his...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-27-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,099
Posted By M McGraw
EM-5 Controller

I was able to mount my EM-5 controller without using any panel space. A simple vinyl overlay will allow for any color scheme to match your interior. With that said I have already found a good spot in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-24-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By M McGraw
[/QUOTE]...I was able to determine that the...

[/QUOTE]...I was able to determine that the SkyTec NL starter would fit without any required modifications to the snorkel! :) I did have to grind down two unused bosses on the starter, which took...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By M McGraw
Art, I did something very similar. I used the...

Art,
I did something very similar. I used the tape, as per the plans, left it clecoed together while I went to work. A week later I did the rivets. The trick to using the tape or proseal is to let it...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By M McGraw
Vans part

Yes that vent is a direct replacement.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-04-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,099
Posted By M McGraw
Thanks Ross

I’m actually good with the memory item of “flip the three yellow switches”. Mostly, I was just interested in explaining the conversation to people less familar with the SDS product.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-04-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,099
Posted By M McGraw
EM-5 switches

http://i66.tinypic.com/20ixp8w.jpg

For those not sure about this conversation, the areas circled in red are the necessary switches for an EM-5 setup.

My electrical system is very similar to a...
Forum: Interiors 02-28-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,654
Posted By M McGraw
Insulation

I too insulated during construction. I used a Dassault product I found at a deep discount. It is about 1/4” thick self sticking dense foam. Because it is foam based I assumed it was intended for...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By M McGraw
Yep

It was in the kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,723
Posted By M McGraw
Lift

I agree with Sam that the lift works fine wood on wood. In my case I have a tail light and an 8” tire that did not allow moving the attach point forward like Sam’s because the strap would rub. If you...
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By M McGraw
Borla

I agree that the pressure regulator could have been attached directly to the firewall bulkhead fitting. That actually would have been easier and the hose would have been less expensive. There would...
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By M McGraw
SDSEFI fuel lines and regulator

I have the top mounted injectors. The SDS system will include a fuel block I mounted on the backside of the baffle. The reinforcement plate you see in the picture is actually a supplied drilling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,723
Posted By M McGraw
Smile Tail Lift

I “borrowed” this idea:). The second picture is a slight modification I needed to eliminate binding while returning the tail to the floor.

Thanks to Sam for the idea....
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By M McGraw
Wing Tip Hinge

Mine is an RV-14, but the RV-10 wingtip is identical. I used the website provided by Mike in Post #2, thanks Mike!
I just pushed the rib a bit deeper to allow space for the piano hinge. Added a nut...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-12-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By M McGraw
DA vs PA

Actually,
If your precalculating and saving your data in DA, that is a good way to do a comparison.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-12-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By M McGraw
Test flights

Hello Andy,
It might be easier if instead of recording altimeter you just set the altimeter to 29.92. I do all my test flights at pressure altitude and record the OAT. That allows me to easily...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By M McGraw
Pictures

I bought two Harbor Freight engine stands, about $35 each. Removed the third leg and ran a board between them to keep them from splaying out. Used the engine mount holes on the firewall. Built a...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,531
Posted By M McGraw
PC680

I have two electrical systems. One on each side between the firewall and the subpanel. I have a 1/2 Raven installed where the battery would normally be on the firewall.
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,531
Posted By M McGraw
Yes there is room

This is a PC680 mounted in the area you are interested. You will need to build the mount from inside the airframe because the access panel pictured is not part of the -14 kit....
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,676
Posted By M McGraw
Swap your + and - The GAD27 J271 for the PWM is...

Swap your + and - The GAD27 J271 for the PWM is positive
Forum: RV-14 01-08-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,752
Posted By M McGraw
http://i67.tinypic.com/15zjtqa.jpg http://i65.tiny...

http://i67.tinypic.com/15zjtqa.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/rsr3oy.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/16k98vp.jpg
These are two 26” bikes that fit right into the RV-14 without any tools. They slide right into...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By M McGraw
http://i68.tinypic.com/zko1zl.jpg I found a PVC...

http://i68.tinypic.com/zko1zl.jpg
I found a PVC connector at Home depot with the correct radius. I made the above sanding block. I just pvc glued the pieces above to get a handle
Forum: COMM 11-24-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By M McGraw
Works good

Works well in a -14
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,763
Posted By M McGraw
Drill

I used a standard pneumatic 90 degree drill. I don't know the brand name.

I just went out to the hangar it is a Rockwell pneumatic 90 degree drill. There is one on ebay right now for $75
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,763
Posted By M McGraw
90 drill

I used a 90 degree drill and drilled it in place
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,493
Posted By M McGraw
Update 85 plus hours

We now have over 85 hours on the RV-14. I am in the process of accumulating performance data to create a POH. The link below is the data to this point....
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,099
Posted By M McGraw
Cones

John,
Have you tried conical seals on the valve line fittings? This would address the possibility of air in the lines.
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,099
Posted By M McGraw
Fuel pressure

I agree, that is a lot of engine, extra fuel won't hurt in high temps. Keep us up to date. Are your fuel pumps on the cold side of the firewall?
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,099
Posted By M McGraw
Resolved?

John,
Did you find the issue?
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By M McGraw
Harness

I placed the wiring harness behind the subpanel in the space between the subpanel and the firewall. This is also where I mounted the SDSEFI computer and relays (computer missing in this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,552
Posted By M McGraw
Great time at PJ

Sandy and I watched the Petit-Jean threads every year while we were building. This year was our first chance to attend and it was worth the four years of building. We met many of the people that...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By M McGraw
Vans aircraft

Vansaircraft.com. Support. rV14/14a. Revisions. Section 5. Dated 2017
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,972
Posted By M McGraw
RV-14 Taildragger

If I use the numbers Tom used, I get the same result. However, reducing the baggage to 85lbs allows the fuel to burn down to zero and stay within CG. With that said 423lbs of pilots/passenger is...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,582
Posted By M McGraw
Well done!

13 months is incredible.
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,065
Posted By M McGraw
Pin

I drilled a hole in the release handle on the backside of the panel. I place a clip in the hole while the canopy is open. The clip is for when I have passengers for non-aerobatic flight. I only...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-26-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By M McGraw
Aneroid Barometer

If your using the SDSEFI, it has an aneroid barameter. I don't mess with the mixture to climb or descend. I'm not familiar with other systems.
Forum: Southeast 09-22-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By M McGraw
We will be there

It is 9PM we just reinstalled the wheel pants (primer only) we will be there! Is there a distance prize? My brother came all the way from Abu Dhabi, but not by RV 😊
Forum: Southeast 09-22-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By M McGraw
Paint scheme

I actually stole my rudder paint scheme from you. :)
Forum: Southeast 09-21-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By M McGraw
Will be there

My brother and I hope to attend. I'm still working on wheel pants. I may just leave them off and fly :)
http://i68.tinypic.com/2lv0or8.jpg
Forum: Florida (Central) 09-20-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By M McGraw
Dan shaw

Yep, stayed there I love it. The airport is owned by Dan Shaw. I've used that airport for more than a decade to visit my parents that live a mile or two away. Never had an issue landing or taking...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,807
Posted By M McGraw
Brake reservoir

Contact Alex Peterson for a check valve that screws into the top of the reservoir. I think he calls it a Reservoir Dog. Could be wrong on the name, I bought mine a few years ago.
Forum: Northeast 09-18-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,112
Posted By M McGraw
weather

I gave in to weather also. We hope to try again next year, my wife has never been to Maine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By M McGraw
Score with a olfa knife

Anytime I need a clean straight cut I clamp the metal under a straight edge and score with an Olfa knife. Score it mulitple times and deep then snap it off like glass. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By M McGraw
Reading before building

Download Chapter 5 off the Vans website. It has nearly everything you will need.
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