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Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By JDA_BTR
My hinge does not rub at all. The skin does rub...

My hinge does not rub at all. The skin does rub where the flap meets the top skin when the aileron is fully up. It's a feature now because my flaps are being stored on top of the wing in the wing...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By JDA_BTR
The reason I ask is that the plans say that if...

The reason I ask is that the plans say that if you donít have self etching rtv you need to scuff the aluminum. Other than that there isnít any specific guidance about what rtv to use.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By JDA_BTR
Build order

If I do baffles before the canopy am I boxing myself into a corner?

Test fitting the baffles is a challenge. Thinking it will be a huge mess if I put the RTV on before fitting the right and left...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By JDA_BTR
Alternator wire routing

I have installed a shunt and anl for the alternator output next to the master and starter contractors. I have run the alternator wire aft on the right side with clamps as shown on 43-12. The plans...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,568
Posted By JDA_BTR
Changing out to the longer studs that come with...

Changing out to the longer studs that come with the hardware kit. Got the old stud backed out with the double nut method with a lockwasher between nuts. I have the recommended thread locker Loctite...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,568
Posted By JDA_BTR
Looked this AM. Sure enough there is interference...

Looked this AM. Sure enough there is interference with the sump. Iíll be adding the spacer. Any feedback on if the snorkel is a problem?
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,568
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have a Thunderbolt/FM150 combination too. I...

I have a Thunderbolt/FM150 combination too. I ordered the mod kit and opened it up today.

I installed mine and did it without the spacer. I was worried that the snorkel would not fit right because...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By JDA_BTR
The right one will fit any which way but the left...

The right one will fit any which way but the left one is limited. I think now that the torque spec for the mags is 204 in-lb and that a new star washer should be used each time. I think Iíve seen...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks. Next question is installing the gear on...

Thanks. Next question is installing the gear on the second emag. I ordered my thunderbolt engine with one pmag and the slick mag not installed. Lycoming provided me with the gear for the second pmag....
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By JDA_BTR
Pmag clocking

Iíve got a pmag on both sides. Is there an ďupĒ. Seems it wouldnít matter and the install doesnít say.
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By JDA_BTR
So far as the tach goes the G3X shows running a...

So far as the tach goes the G3X shows running a shielded line from the emag to the gea24 with the shield ground terminated only at the G3X side.
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,909
Posted By JDA_BTR
It is a pretty nice drain hole back there huh? ...

It is a pretty nice drain hole back there huh? Wouldn't be a bad option for a VOR antenna in a trigear except for the drag. Not sure which one is plug/play there.

I was going to see how it went...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By JDA_BTR
I like it. Not sure if it is wide enough to get...

I like it. Not sure if it is wide enough to get around the alternator?
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By JDA_BTR
BC410h alternator nut at vacuum pad

That lower left nut seems nearly impossible. Gonna have to take off the right mag to reach it. Even then looks tough. Anybody got a fav tool that made it easier?
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By JDA_BTR
Emag software on laptop

Does anyone use the software to analyze emags aloft? How is it working out?
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By JDA_BTR
Gotcha. But where? The right one Iíll put a...

Gotcha. But where? The right one Iíll put a ground wire ring on my backup alternator lug. How about the left one?
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By JDA_BTR
Emag ground location

Is there a best place on the engine to ground the emags? Iíve got two.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By JDA_BTR
It does. There are other places in their...

It does. There are other places in their literature where they say applied liberal grease to nut threads and don't say anything about grease on the bearings. And I wonder if they mean grease the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks to you guys! The flare nut crowfoot was...

Thanks to you guys! The flare nut crowfoot was the perfect tool for the job. Amazon had one here in two days. Having the right tool is excellent.
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By JDA_BTR
I totally agree. Part of the reason I didn't...

I totally agree. Part of the reason I didn't rush to put the sealant on....
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By JDA_BTR
Makes me think about buying a little bit of...

Makes me think about buying a little bit of gasket material and installing with a thin gasket. Later to paint I can pull the antenna and the gasket, then final install can be with the sealant.... ...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By JDA_BTR
Antenna sealant and paint

Garmin says to use Dow Corning 738 to seal around the ga35. Ive read here that silicone messes up paint applied later. Does the painter pull the gps antenna to paint? Dues the paint prep make this a...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks; I have a #40 version of that. There is...

Thanks; I have a #40 version of that.

There is also this bigger doubler for use with #40 holes:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2E0omBvU4jMZHNQS1pwZW5GU1dUZmJWdzN1dk5OYnZuT3lz/view

It would be...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By JDA_BTR
GA35 Antenna

I was thinking through a doubler and reading the G3X manual on the subject.
I wish I had done this when the top skin was off (years ago). I know that people don't always install the doubler with...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By JDA_BTR
There are plenty of reasons to want it.... But...

There are plenty of reasons to want it....
But is that elbow the one I want?

I did like the spacers idea. but then its hard to get under/behind the switch for connections.
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By JDA_BTR
I want an EFIS-independent timer. Just something...

I want an EFIS-independent timer. Just something I want I know it is old fashioned.
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By JDA_BTR
elbow for oil press switch

I want to install an oil pressure switch at the sender mount fitting. (see page 43-04). I think that I can leave off the 1/8 pipe plug below the oil pressure sensor and use an elbow. The sensor is...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By JDA_BTR
Please do me a favor and send me the part number...

Please do me a favor and send me the part number and contact info to order those little screws from France. Eventually I'll want to do something there and would want the parts in hand. Is it a...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By JDA_BTR
Did you redrill yours? I loosened those hex...

Did you redrill yours? I loosened those hex screws too but it diesnt line up even then. I tightened them back up and one wants to strip but I got it there without that. I found that an4 bolts will...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By JDA_BTR
Tonight I went to assemble with the close...

Tonight I went to assemble with the close tolerance bolts and there is interference where the red anodized portion of the main caliper comes against the silver colored hub. The bolts wonít pass...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By JDA_BTR
Final answer on this was the tube diameter is...

Final answer on this was the tube diameter is right but my tube is 1/4 too long. Up two bolt sizes and carry on I was told.
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By JDA_BTR
Ream size for nas1304-29

Two of the four holes in my right main gear leg won’t admit the ns1304-29 bolt after a lot of time spent figuring how to clean them out. I think I need to ream then again. Can someone help me...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By JDA_BTR
Is grease like a primer war?

Iím at the step where I grease the nose wheel spindle. It says use marine grease. Donít have that but I do have a big tub of mobile synthetic mhc100. Any reason to not use the mobil?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,291
Posted By JDA_BTR
I havenít bought a bleed kit yet. Iím using the...

I havenít bought a bleed kit yet. Iím using the mineral oil type of fluid. Is there any particular pump to buy to pressure the system? Is the beringer kit expensive? What from aircraft spruce gets...
Forum: RV-14 04-04-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By JDA_BTR
Measured my upper mount bushings and mine measure...

Measured my upper mount bushings and mine measure just shy of 1.5 inches past the big washer or 1-5/8 from the firewall. Thatís an extra 1/4 too long. So do I just upsize the bolt length or get...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By JDA_BTR
Will do. Is there anything special about moving...

Will do. Is there anything special about moving the bleed screws?
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By JDA_BTR
Ok gotcha. I'm a 14A I should be more specific...

Ok gotcha. I'm a 14A I should be more specific huh? I'll go with what you did... didn't think about the pants.
Is it when you add U-00003 that the extra length comes in?
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By JDA_BTR
What did you use for the fourth bolt on each...

What did you use for the fourth bolt on each side? How did you end up with a bolt so much longer than the callout in the Beringer plans?
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By JDA_BTR
Beringer Bolts

I see in the Beringer sheet for the main wheels to use on each side 3 AN4-21A and 1 AN4-16.

The following close tolerance bolts are same size:
AN4-16 -> AN6604-21
AN4-21 -> AN6604-27

The drawing...
Forum: Safety 03-31-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,532
Posted By JDA_BTR
RV6 in CA

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/01/two-dead-after-home-built-plane-crashes-in-california.html
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By JDA_BTR
Scott, is there some manuf variability in the...

Scott, is there some manuf variability in the depth of that mount tube? My right and left upper corners both need a 25 or 26. The plans are usually dead on. I for sure have the right bolt sized it...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By JDA_BTR
Engine mount wrong?

The upper corners of my engine mount seem wrong. There is 1/2 ID tube where I think there should be 3/8 so the bolt wallows around. Also an AN6-24 is too short. Any ideas? I asked Vans already but...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By JDA_BTR
Manifold pressure sensor

Fitting this on firewall with the 30A transducer. Garmin kit. The fit with the rubber nipple leave just a few threads to start. Does the nipple act as a seal? I think I should put permatex sealant...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,074
Posted By JDA_BTR
What do you do to prevent water intrusion?

What do you do to prevent water intrusion?
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By JDA_BTR
I did...

I did this:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=154909&highlight=MAP
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'd be careful about just following that video...

I'd be careful about just following that video too. They flow the solder without heating the shield very well and then tool the solder to make it look better. That is technique that will lead to...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By JDA_BTR
Primer on firewall forward aluminum

I posted in the primer section and lots of reads but no opinions. I primed all the aluminum aft of the firewall. Was considering not doing so forward with my firewall forward kit. Heat and oil...
Forum: Primers 02-13-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By JDA_BTR
Primer Firewall Forward

I'm looking at my firewall forward package and thinking not to prime all these pieces. I primed my wings/tail/fuselage. I think priming the spinner aluminum will change the weight balance of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-04-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks Charlie. My question is more about is it...

Thanks Charlie. My question is more about is it okay to stack more ring terminals on top of the main cabin feed? Is there room in the firewall feedthru for a pair of 10 awg wires? They don’t need a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-04-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By JDA_BTR
Can I get some opinions about wiring the avionics...

Can I get some opinions about wiring the avionics switch? One switch with two wires from 14v source and two wires to the avionics. Avionics split so neither side goes over 20a load according to the...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By JDA_BTR
Autopilot Switch

I put an autopilot switch on my panel to turn it on and off. Would it be best to switch the servos off with the switch, or the Garmin GMC307? Both also have CB I can pull if needed. I think if the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By JDA_BTR
Update: ended up using a DPDT switch with 20A...

Update: ended up using a DPDT switch with 20A capacity on each circuit. Split the avionics bus with COM1/GPS on one side and COM2/Audio panel on the other and fed each side with one circuit of the...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By JDA_BTR
Perfect! I had put nutplates in the unused...

Perfect! I had put nutplates in the unused outboard positions of the fuel pump bracket but putting clamps on the tunnel side will be far superior.
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By JDA_BTR
Hole below the rudder cable guide in the tunnel?

Where the rudder cables enter the cabin by your feet in the tunnel there is a hole just below that doesnít seem to have a use. I was considering using it for a wiring Adel in the tunnel but maybe it...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By JDA_BTR
Best thing about the PMag is that it supplies...

Best thing about the PMag is that it supplies it's own primary power once running; the ship battery becomes the backup and a third source is unneeded.
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By JDA_BTR
Looking at other threads it looks like a good way...

Looking at other threads it looks like a good way to go is an angle with a large adel clamp that will run the wire right and left from the center channel out to each instrument area on the sides...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By JDA_BTR
Control cables and wiring interference

I’ve been studying my wire runs before I start committing with fasteners and terminals in the wires. I followed the chapter 55 drawings and ran my right and left main wiring harnesses on either side...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By JDA_BTR
Played around with it. Was thinking of having...

Played around with it. Was thinking of having each row tie into a long strip with one screw per row to the main bar. Then measured and bent up the funny piece here. Benefit is it can screw down to...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By JDA_BTR
I was thinking of how to have the most compact...

I was thinking of how to have the most compact arrangement with busbars on the CB assembly to avoid an upstream terminal block.
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By JDA_BTR
Steinair CB Panel

I have the SteinAir mid-console 30-position CB panel in hand. Does anyone who used this have any pictures of how they wired the backside? How they brought the main 14V supply to the assembly and...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By JDA_BTR
Fusible link for me.... 20AWG for the signal wire...

Fusible link for me.... 20AWG for the signal wire with a 1-2" length of 24AWG at the shunt end. Reminds me I need to source some fiberglass sleeve....
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By JDA_BTR
Firewall Shunt/ANL Attachment

I'm going to place the shunt and ANL adapter next to the battery contactor on the left firewall. What is best practice hardware to use, and is a doubler necessary?
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