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Forum: RV-14 Today, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By JDA_BTR
Might be fun to come up with a paint scheme that...

Might be fun to come up with a paint scheme that makes the flaw a feature.
Forum: RV-14 Today, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By JDA_BTR
And the follow up email from Beringer this...

And the follow up email from Beringer this morning:

“I double checked with the Headquarters and it seems that there is actually a torque for the bleeding screw, which is 15-17N.m (130-150...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By JDA_BTR
Agreed. I got a message from Viviane at Beringer...

Agreed. I got a message from Viviane at Beringer that was basically snug plus 1/4 to 1/2
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By JDA_BTR
Bought the part works...

Bought the part works great:

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah17/jdatkinson/Mobile%20Uploads/7569781F-55F4-4005-B4E2-5CFD67201522_zpsq94p7ja2.jpg...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thatís right for the banjo fitting but too high...

Thatís right for the banjo fitting but too high fornthe bleed screw?
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By JDA_BTR
Understood! Does anyone know the torque spec for...

Understood!

Does anyone know the torque spec for the caliper bleed screw? I canít find it in the beringer docs.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By JDA_BTR
Beringer parking brake

Bled my Beringer brakes today with masters horizontal going smooth using a little oil can to send the fluid from the calipers to the reservoir.

Parking brake question : does pullin the brake...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By JDA_BTR
see this thread too:...

see this thread too: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=156837&highlight=canopy+switch
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-15-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By JDA_BTR
Simulators

I was looking at both the TouchTrainer and the Precision Flight Controls BATD simulators. I fly a Piper Arrow now and the RV14 is in final assembly (a year?). Has anyone used both of these to give...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By JDA_BTR
I painted with AKZO and that got into the middle...

I painted with AKZO and that got into the middle pretty well. Then painted with the interior paint. Honestly can't see any significant part of the assembly once the canopy in installed so if I was...
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By JDA_BTR
Firewall penetration question

With the fm150 should all the cables come through the middle penetration? Or does the governor go through the left? Or?

Do the cylinder and egt temp lines run best thru middle or left? Same...
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By JDA_BTR
Spinner Fitting

Just did the trial fit of my spinner. Then roughed and put epoxy on the inside of the spinner.

The prop is protected with the bags and tape it was shipped in and not very thick but not thin either....
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By JDA_BTR
Am I reading the Hartzell install torque table...

Am I reading the Hartzell install torque table correctly? I think for the four AN4H-4A bolts to the S-603 front spinner bulkhead the torque should be 20-22 ft-lbs but it isn’t explicitly called out...
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By JDA_BTR
Agreed. Iím using the Lycoming io390 thunderbolt...

Agreed. Iím using the Lycoming io390 thunderbolt specd for the 14 with the recc Hartzell c/s prop.
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By JDA_BTR
As above there are only two possible fittings....

As above there are only two possible fittings. The flywheel bushing at ď0Ē mark is not protruding and so is the bushing 180 from it. The prop mount has 5 recessed spaces and only one bolt without a...
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By JDA_BTR
Ok I'll look at the flywheel. On the front of...

Ok I'll look at the flywheel. On the front of the flywheel one hole is marked "O" and it is lined up with a similar "O" on the crankshaft flange. It is the way it was shipped. I'm assuming that is...
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By JDA_BTR
Prop Clocking

About to install the prop and read all the related threads. Any reason to not clock the prop at 9-3 position relative to #1 TDC?
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By JDA_BTR
Spinner Hole Location

I have an "opaque" spinner. I suppose most of us do. The plans don't work straight up. Is the process mark the hole locations on the spinner plate, drill the holes, then use the magnet method to...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,515
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: 613
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: 613
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: 549
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: 3,412
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: 3,412
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: 3,412
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: 1,006
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: 1,006
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: 1,006
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: 1,256
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: 3,311
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: 495
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: 495
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: 383
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: 1,256
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: 1,256
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: 1,739
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: 1,739
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: 1,053
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: 1,053
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: 1,053
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: 500
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: 500
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: 14
Views: 1,530
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: 14
Views: 1,530
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: 14
Views: 1,530
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: 1,539
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: 1,539
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: 1,539
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: 1,657
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: 403
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: 753
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: 25
Views: 1,896
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: 1,657
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: 1,539
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: 1,539
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: 1,539
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: 1,539
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: 3,605
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: 1,657
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: 1,657
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: 518
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: 2,298
Posted By JDA_BTR
What do you do to prevent water intrusion?

What do you do to prevent water intrusion?
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