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Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,821
Posted By jeffw@sc47
I have the G3X panel items accumulated and the...

I have the G3X panel items accumulated and the bulk of the harnesses and wiring fabricated and partially installed at this point. What I am curious about is the systems' setup. I have not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Kill switch

I have heard form casual talk that it is possible to wire in a kill switch to prevent someone from starting the engine (assuming you don't have a keyed ignition switch).

A friend told me that the...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,951
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Where do I find the Operating Limitations that...

Where do I find the Operating Limitations that are pertinent to my build, airframe, engine, other systems?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Prompted to ask this insurance coverage question >

Posting on Home page 5/17/18 but no associated thread, "24 yr old Happy RV-6 Owner/Pilot", but it deserves a question that immediately came to mind > > INSURANCE COVERAGE.

I am within about a year...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,276
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Mantra or Pixie Dust?

Vlad, you need to document what you do special with your alternator so we can get the same endurance, especially with belt.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Post on 5/5/16 - RV14-Fuel Sender Float Wire Bends

I found the same issue and posted a diagram and notes re this on 5/5/16 Titled "RV14-Fuel Sender Float Wire Bends".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,488
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Historic Register

TIB - My understanding is that a site or facility on the National Historic Register only protects the site from any project or encroachment that is Federally Funded (even partially).

The Register...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Swap the assignment of the pins via software

I believe that you can configure the pin assignments in the software, rather than physically swapping pins.

Do that either on the Planning Tool and then download for install, or directly to the VP...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Acid Nickel Zinc

I am guessing that the steps are 4130 Chrome Molly steel.

I had mine plated with Nickel Zinc; first acid bathed and then dipped in the NZ.

Had to open up the drain hole to around 5/32" as the steps...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 78,285
Posted By jeffw@sc47
14 Serial Number refresh

Last reported in July 2017 was ...405, we need a refresh.
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,152
Posted By jeffw@sc47
The last two pics in the Flicker link of the RV...

The last two pics in the Flicker link of the RV rudder look like a bullet hole > if that's the case, what is the story behind those pics? Curious minds want to know - might as well get really scared.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,712
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Panel - Paint or Powder Coat

Has anyone painted their panel instead of powder coated - and found a paint that they would recommend for durability, or have any feedback about painting vs. powder coating? Looking at painting only...
Forum: Southeast 04-04-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By jeffw@sc47
John Pruden, PFFlyers at KGYH (Donaldson Center...

John Pruden, PFFlyers at KGYH (Donaldson Center Airport) 5 S of KGMU, Greenville SC.
Forum: Reviews 03-14-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By jeffw@sc47
I'm into the VP-X Pro now and I agree - Chad has...

I'm into the VP-X Pro now and I agree - Chad has been very helpful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By jeffw@sc47
What does that curved strap do on the AP Yaw Servo?

I posed that question to Garmin and a number of people who I thought would know.The Garmin Support team folks were not sure and had a variety of guesses. A few 'in the know' people I asked thought...
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By jeffw@sc47
diagram misinterpretation?

Not sure, but this may be due to some confusion in reading the instruction's diagram.

Do you see that the torque tube assembly does not attach to the forward rib flange (spar end) of the 1010 rib....
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,851
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Curious how that could be done?

I must be missing something > Even if someone wanted to change the oil without removing the cowling, how could that be done? Maybe some kind of in-place tubing line or a hole drilled in the bottom...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,471
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Any VP-X Pro installs in a 14/A so far?

I will be installing a VP-X Pro in my RV14A and I'm well into the prep planning for it and the panel equipment.

The panel will have (left to right) a G5X, 10" GDU 465, center stack (top to bottom)...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Avstar info >> try Precision Airmotive

Try this web site link.

http://www.precisionairmotive.com/

I believe that Avstar sells the Precision Airmotive throttle bodies (or a clone). Choose the model (eg. Silver Hawk EX) and go to the...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,393
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Something that I came up against, was that the...

Something that I came up against, was that the sealant exposed on the forward fuselage top where the canopy comes down to when the canopy is closed - depending on how long the canopy is in the closed...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,683
Posted By jeffw@sc47
I do believe that you can fit two 7" portraits...

I do believe that you can fit two 7" portraits side by side on the left side of the panel on a 14A. I had a panel design laid out that way and seems to fit.

I am leaning now towards a 10" on the...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By jeffw@sc47
>> I recommend you do what Scott said. I did...

>> I recommend you do what Scott said.

I did install the baffles and baffle seals prior to fitting the cowling, it probably would have been a little easier if the baffle seals had not already been...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 906,823
Posted By jeffw@sc47
I like your panel. You might consider allowing a...

I like your panel. You might consider allowing a space large enough for a G5X just in case you (or a future owner) to install.

QUESTION > What switches are you planning to use for your lights (the...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,119
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Tom at TS Flightlines knows exactly what to do....

Tom at TS Flightlines knows exactly what to do. Made a double T for me for two Pmags.

www.tsflightlines.com
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By jeffw@sc47
That all makes sense and the explanation and...

That all makes sense and the explanation and reasoning helps, thank you.

I'll go for making the mod to the co-piolot's heat valve.
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By jeffw@sc47
follow-up question

Scott,

Since I have a lot of stuff installed that makes it hard to get to the co-pilot valve for the mod, would the fix be just as good to install the blocking plate to the pilot's cabin heat valve?
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By jeffw@sc47
can't say exactly re the holes in question - but...

can't say exactly re the holes in question - but final drilling holes doesn't necessarily mean that they were ever match drilled. They may be pre-punched holes that just need to be final drilled to a...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By jeffw@sc47
good question

This looks like a 'Where's Waldo?' puzzler

I shot by this instruction as I went with the Vetterman's exhaust and the muffs came with his kit, so I did not follow the Van's instructions here - lesson...
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,599
Posted By jeffw@sc47
more comprehensive engine break-in procedure

Searched Mike Busch Savvy Aviator for engine break-in advice, nothing comes up in the savvy Aviator list, AOPA and EAA articles.

I would like to find a comprehensive new engine break-in procedure....
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 51,700
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Why? - Because >

Why I put the A/P at the top and the Audio Panel at the bottom of the center stack:

Objective, Weighable, Measurable, or Quantitative;
I shortened the canopy release handle to extend just out of the...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 51,700
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Here's my panel plan

Not a real panel yet but well into the planning stage.

Here's my wanna-be panel. Been editing equipment and PanelPlanner layout for a couple-a-few months.

Plan to go Garmin; left to right - G5 /...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,808
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Stumbled on this post and took close look at the...

Stumbled on this post and took close look at the Moab Times newspaper pic and for sure it looks like Vlad standing in front of plane with another person. Fed report stated 'no injuries' > that was a...
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Try talking to Clint at Vettermans for his own...

Try talking to Clint at Vettermans for his own take on the systems. I Went with Vettermans system on my 14, IO-390. Still buiilding so no report on operation or performance. It did install with no...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,855
Posted By jeffw@sc47
GTN750 and dual nav/comms?

Assuming I go with a second Garmin nav/comm or just a second transceiver, will a GTN750 allow simultaneous receive on two vors and or two comm frequencies?

This to allow vor crossfixes on nav and/or...
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,154
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Viewed the pics. Question: What did you align the...

Viewed the pics.
Question: What did you align the fabricated Magnetometer mount plate with in the fore/aft (pitch plane) and left/right (roll plane)?
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Expecting arrival of replacement spinner front plate soon

I sent payment to Allan last week for shipping, I am waiting for new front plate to arrive.
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By jeffw@sc47
I believe that the WH-00077 Molex comes with the...

I believe that the WH-00077 Molex comes with the autopilot servo.
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Front plate pressed - not spun!

That makes sense now. I looked again at the front plate and it does not look like it was spun, it was likely pressed. If the front plate is coming from a supplier, then they are not going through any...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By jeffw@sc47
The wing spars come to you anodized, priming not...

The wing spars come to you anodized, priming not needed.
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Not true for Cummin's Hartzell C/S 13" spinner....

Not true for Cummin's Hartzell C/S 13" spinner. Alan sends the front plate for this spinner. The Vans' back plate does work for the C/s spinner. It is very slightly smaller in diameter than the Vans'...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By jeffw@sc47
How to best fix the off-center spinner front plate?

I requested a replacement for Cummin's 13" spinner front plate a week ago and sent two additional emails to Alan (cspinners@gmail.com) asking if he will send the replacement. No replies to any of my...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By jeffw@sc47
I will add > If you think that a dab of a thread...

I will add > If you think that a dab of a thread lock solution would be a better thread lock than the silicone - DON'T DO IT.

The reason that you use silicone as a thread lock is that any kind of a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-16-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,772
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Do you have a "rotate" command setup like the...

Do you have a "rotate" command setup like the "scale" command in HALIE?
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Cummins 13" Hartzell spinner

Been prepping the 13" Cummins aluminum spinner for a few days now. <cumminspinners.com>

The spinner and kit are a work of art and very solid, his front plate is a little thicker than the one...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,773
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Cutting bit shank

The shanks are pretty hard, making them hard to shorten - you have to sacrifice a long drill bit because the short ones are hard to hold while you shorten them.

Then you have to re-point them, and...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,773
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Check out Plan Gotchas post on 9/6/17

I posted a thread in Plan Gotchas on 9/6/17 where I recorded what I found and had to do - same issue.
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Methodically and carefully

I have been prepping and fitting the upper and bottom cowlings now for the past week, by myself.

You can detach, remove and reattach the bottom cowl by yourself. It has to be done slowly, follow the...
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By jeffw@sc47
If needed?

Thanks, I did discover them in the interim.

Is there another indication of the canopy rail "needing" the spacers? Will something look like it's binding or buckling?

The canopy thickness is right...
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By jeffw@sc47
What are these, and where do they go?

Like finding Waldo >
http://halie.com/o35.jpg

These two aluminum strips, each 29 1/4 long, 5/8 wide, 0.018 thick; may have originally come attached to each other and had to separate. They are now...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-22-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,772
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Can temp pics be changed to permanent pics ?

I 'halied' 10 pics and realize I should have made them permanent for a while at least rather than temporary. In a VAF post re the modification of the snorkel for attachment to the AFP FM-200.

Is...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,380
Posted By jeffw@sc47
6. Positioned snorkel with fingers cut into...

6. Positioned snorkel with fingers cut into bottom of snorkel. I had to abandon the 'fingers' mod because these fingers flattened out and eliminated the nice bottom buldge of the snorkel (taking out...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,380
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Snorkel mod to FM-200 progress pics with notes

Here are some pics from starting the snorkel modifications through to lots (and lots) of glasing steps:

1. The AFP FM-200) throttle body. Front of FM-200 is about 1 3/8" further forward than the...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By jeffw@sc47
My pins look just like the one in the Keith Brown...

My pins look just like the one in the Keith Brown photo, the tip is shaved off to an approx 1/16" blunt end - that's how they came.

When my canopy latch pulls the pins in, the end of the pins are...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,380
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Finished modifying new snorkel

I finally finished modifying the new snorkel.

As mentioned in the earlier post, the most important step in starting to modify the snorkel for the FM-200 throttle body is first mounting the snorkel...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,380
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Picture record

I am taking notes and pics as I go through this again.

When I finish up and everything goes good I will post the updated process and pics.
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,380
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Update

Just remounted the lower cowling after fitting a new snorkel to the filter box and the Bendix throttle body that I acquired (same as the Precision Air or the AFP FM-150). The Bendix unit is 5 1/2"...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Epoxied shut?

Epoxied shut?
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,380
Posted By jeffw@sc47
9/27/17 Update

In Van's RV-14 kit documentation Section 2-02 it states that the firewall forward kits have been vetted for the Lycoming IO-390-A3B6.

SELECTING AN ENGINE FOR THE RV-14/14A
The RV-14/14A was...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,593
Posted By jeffw@sc47
accomplished

Congradulations > What an amazing record, 13 months and 1600 hours. You must have had access to some sort of magic wand, time machine, or a crew of elves - or all three.

Come visit SC47 when you can.
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,380
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Recommend you hold off with mods to snorkel right now

I recommend that you hold off a bit with any modification of the snorkel and cowling until I get this partially or wholly figured out; your call. You may not have the same issues I am having as I...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,380
Posted By jeffw@sc47
IO-390 Tbolt & Airflow Performance FM-200

I have had to do modifications to the air intake snorkel to fit to the Airflow Perf throttle body, took a good bit of time but not too difficult.

When I got around to fitting the bottom cowling,...
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Lyc 390 Thunderbolt and cowling fit

RV14A, Lycoming IO-390 Thunderbolt

I spent the weekend trimming the top and bottom cowlings to fit to the fuselage. I trimmed to the scribe lines and they fit nicely at the forward fuselage cabin...
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