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Forum: RV-14 12-08-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By JDA_BTR
I didnít know fitting the wingtips was part of...

I didnít know fitting the wingtips was part of the quick build. Thatís a good service.

I got my tips fitted, filed and drilled per the plans gonna sleep on the hinges and start fresh on it...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wingtip hinge

For those who put the wingtip on with a hinge:

How many screws did you use top and bottom at the leading edge? On older models it seems the screws didnít go so far forward as in the 14.
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By JDA_BTR
Those are not the oops rivets. They are small...

Those are not the oops rivets. They are small shop head AD3 rivets. They are often used to place a nut plate because they can be put in with a small countersink of thin skin as in this thread:...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By JDA_BTR
I considered putting my transponder antenna back...

I considered putting my transponder antenna back there but got some garmin advice that it was too long a run. The little post antenna isnt a bad idea even if it just fills the hole.

In hindsight I...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By JDA_BTR
Antenna Holes in Lower Tail - VOR or Cover?

When you use a GTX-45R transponder you only need one antenna for ADSB In/Out, and it should be run to the antenna at the right baggage area to keep the length of run in spec.

So the standard kit has...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By JDA_BTR
I did the same thing; have to toggle the copilot...

I did the same thing; have to toggle the copilot enable switch up to turn on the stick. Controls their com button too.

I ended up getting the Ray Allen grip with the hat for trim, flaps on the...
Forum: COMM 11-25-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By JDA_BTR
CI-158C Hardware

I'm going to use the holes in my RV14A tail to install a CI-158C underneath where the designer intended a transponder antenna be placed (don't need that there). Does anyone know what hardware is...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,185
Posted By JDA_BTR
Dan, is there somewhere I can read more on this? ...

Dan, is there somewhere I can read more on this? Dual P-Mag on an IO-390 here.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-21-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes wanting a nuclear plant zero defect prime...

Yes wanting a nuclear plant zero defect prime standard alignment is unreasonable.... But I am willing to blame Alabama! If it wasnít the fact that just one probe is different Iíd not even think...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By JDA_BTR
Not really. Itís in the hangar at room temp!!! I...

Not really. Itís in the hangar at room temp!!! I should have been more specific.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By JDA_BTR
CHT temps

Just installed my CHT sensors on a G3X to GEA24 box. The CHT are all similar but one runs about two degrees higher than the others. what is the accuracy of these Alcor cht probes? The connections...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By JDA_BTR
Closing up the top forward skin

I've put off closing the top forward skin while the engine and avionics gets in and proven. I've been dreading taking off the canopy hinges and crawling in to close up the space

On another thread...
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,777
Posted By JDA_BTR
Iím going to put in another firewall penetration...

Iím going to put in another firewall penetration using the Avery kit. I was planning to put it above or below the fuel and oil pressure block and a little left.

Is there a reason not to put a...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By JDA_BTR
I didn't have any holes in the nuts; my throttle...

I didn't have any holes in the nuts; my throttle body was tapped and the bolts just went into the tapped holes. Then I wired the four bolts in right and left pair.
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By JDA_BTR
Transition Training

Is it available anywhere.....? I'm building a 14A here, never flew a conventional gear plane so 14 transition can't help.
(post edited because the original made some people think I was looking for...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By JDA_BTR
Sounds good. I remember an EAA article somewhere...

Sounds good. I remember an EAA article somewhere showing a plane rigged in various positions to check fuel flow; seemed like an experience!
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By JDA_BTR
Airworthiness Cert

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, reading the good article at...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By JDA_BTR
So a lot of advice not to rely on the aileron...

So a lot of advice not to rely on the aileron template, but the aileron template is indeed the standard neutral position....

The reason I want to rig the tips in the cradle is it is really easy to...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By JDA_BTR
Flap-Aileron-Wingtip Alignment

I've read all the posts on this, but have a question with my setup.

I think that the flaps are designed to be fully up when they hit the stops. On my wings when I put the flaps in the up stop, and...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By JDA_BTR
Pmag wires and baffle phenolic

Iíve got dual PMags and the red high performance spiral wound plug wires. The baffle phenolic holes are too small. But I found that using the 0.311 reamer that we had to have for the fuse/wing spar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,430
Posted By JDA_BTR
For the 8 sizes steel fittings with the vans...

For the 8 sizes steel fittings with the vans va-190 hose, is the torque for the hose to fitting really 450-500 in-lbs? Iím getting that from page 203 of the standard aircraft handbook. Aluminum by...
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By JDA_BTR
turns out there is no spec. Tight enough to hold...

turns out there is no spec. Tight enough to hold it on but not so tight as to ruin the fiberglass. Then lock wire to keep the nuts from backing out.
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By JDA_BTR
Snorkel to FM-150

What is the torque for the hex 1/4-20x3/4 bolts that fasten the snorkel to the FM-150? Is there a value, snug, or ????

Also the washer in the plans is called out as a nas1149fo332p which I think is...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,522
Posted By JDA_BTR
When torquing the hoses to these steel fittings...

When torquing the hoses to these steel fittings what is the right torque? I think it is a lot higher according to my handbook but it seems very high compared to the aluminum torque values.
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,294
Posted By JDA_BTR
I got a stick of beeswax from the local...

I got a stick of beeswax from the local beekeeper. Rub the end of the screw on it and works great.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By JDA_BTR
Oil cooler clear silicone

On page 49-07 we are asked to run clear silicone adhesive/sealant (not RTV). If it isn’t RTV then what? Why not RTV? This might be the only place for this?
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By JDA_BTR
Answered my own question in the clearance....

Answered my own question in the clearance. Shortened up the forward hangar about 1/2 and now I have 1/4 between the pipes
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By JDA_BTR
Also after bolting everything up the pipes where...

Also after bolting everything up the pipes where they crossover on the left are about 1/16 apart. I also don’t know if it matters. The only thing I could even possibly do to improve it is to slightly...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By JDA_BTR
When you buy the fusible link wire at the auto...

When you buy the fusible link wire at the auto part store and you buy the 14G wire, is it actually 14G? -- or is it 18G to protect a 14G wire? That wire is probably perfect for this application no...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By JDA_BTR
Exhaust fitment

The pic shows how the pipe from cyl 4 doesn’t fully seat in the slip joint as it goes from left to right under the engine. It’s about 3/4 from seated. I think it prob doesn’t matter but the rest fit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By JDA_BTR
B-lead fusibl link. How to make it

Iím looking for advice for the best way to build and connectorize a 10gauge wire protected by a 14g fusible link. B&C sd40 connection to the main contractor.

Contemplating if I really need a 8ga...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,388
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yep, I'm really glad I opened this can of...

Yep, I'm really glad I opened this can of worms.... a lot here....
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,388
Posted By JDA_BTR
When you buy it in the can does it come with some...

When you buy it in the can does it come with some kind of straw like WD40 does? Seems the 190ml caulk tube is the easiest to use? This comes in a lot of different packages.....
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,388
Posted By JDA_BTR
I see it better now. Thanks!

I see it better now. Thanks!
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By JDA_BTR
I was pretty excited to find that after snorkel...

I was pretty excited to find that after snorkel fitting my lower cowl lands about even with the right air inlet ramp. Didnít do it on purpose it just worked out that way.
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,388
Posted By JDA_BTR
Should I steer clear of the baffles around the...

Should I steer clear of the baffles around the cylinder covers? Or is everything fair game?
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,388
Posted By JDA_BTR
Baffle RTV

I ran into the step asking me to put RTV on to seal the gaps between the baffle and the engine. I assume that is everywhere on top where air can go out without going past a cylinder fin. There are...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By JDA_BTR
Screw for nose leg fairing

I canít find in the plans what screw to use for the noseleg fairing at the bottom with the #8 nut plates. I canít find instructions to countersink so I imagine it is a round head screw. Do the plans...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By JDA_BTR
My snorkel layup is done and I think acceptable....

My snorkel layup is done and I think acceptable. It changes where the alternate air inlet should be placed because it is too far aft if I follow the dimensnsions on page 47-19.

What are the...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-16-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By JDA_BTR
Best file for flox

Is there a rotary file that does a decent job on flox? Same for a filing paper, rasp or board? I have 80 grit paper and small sanding cylinders and a lot of elbow grease currently.
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By JDA_BTR
There is every reason to do it early. Doing it...

There is every reason to do it early. Doing it later is a pain and I wish they just put those parts in the tail kit because the tiny expense is irrelevant to the hassle.
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By JDA_BTR
I considered cutting at the flange side but...

I considered cutting at the flange side but figured my skills were better with a filter side cut. So now the snorkel is sliced up but fits well and clecos in place. Tomorrow I plan to wrap the...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm glad this writeup is here. I got the...

I'm glad this writeup is here. I got the Thunderbolt engine and didn't understand that when I got the FM-150 I was also due for a special adapter kit for the cables, and extra days refitting the...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,054
Posted By JDA_BTR
Gel coat. Itís the shape that seems way off

Gel coat. Itís the shape that seems way off
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,054
Posted By JDA_BTR
My main gear upper intersection fairings are...

My main gear upper intersection fairings are seriously far from flat seems like 3/8 of an inch of flox would be needed to make them right.

So I'm looking at the RVbits versions to see if I can...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,431
Posted By JDA_BTR
I donít know if that matters. I sanded away...

I donít know if that matters. I sanded away gelcoat to see through. This is one part where gelcoat really doesnít help.
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,431
Posted By JDA_BTR
on my nose leg fairing I can’t figure out how to...

on my nose leg fairing I can’t figure out how to locate the lower holes properly. All I got on the fairing was a little straight line there. Gelcoat keeps me from seeing thru. The upper fastener...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By JDA_BTR
I suspect the weldments might not be the same for...

I suspect the weldments might not be the same for every assembly. I wish it was perfect but at least Iím not alone. It will fly..... so much for that 0.05 knots
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By JDA_BTR
+1 for Snoop. Best thing ever. Has a little...

+1 for Snoop. Best thing ever. Has a little glycerin in it does a way better job than just soapy water. Get it wherever Swagelok is sold. Only about $4 a bottle.
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By JDA_BTR
Nose wheel fairing with Beringer Wheel

My nose wheel fairing came out a little bit different than the plans describe. After getting a best fit with good alignment front/back the front portion had to have the notch cut about 5/8 more...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By JDA_BTR
for the main and nose fairings are they all...

for the main and nose fairings are they all floxed in assembly on the plane or is it just as good to do the flox with the mounting tabs off the plane and on the bench? On the bench would be a lot...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By JDA_BTR
I see in the plans to bend the flanges as needed...

I see in the plans to bend the flanges as needed to get the fairing on. Later on Iím to flox at the screw location like the main wheelpants. Any tips to get them on without just smearing flox epoxy...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By JDA_BTR
Nosewheel fairing questions

I have the aft part of the nose fairing ready to fit and drill. Going to use the magnet method to locate the holes.

Iím finding that the fairing is a lot narrower than the mounting flanges. Is this...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By JDA_BTR
My top forward skin is not riveted yet. Engine...

My top forward skin is not riveted yet. Engine and gear on. Avionics in. FF in progress. I did the cowling with every cleco in in the hinge. One day toward the end after Iím happy with all the wiring...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have a tub of Johnsonís paste wax that should...

I have a tub of Johnsonís paste wax that should work I suppose
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By JDA_BTR
Flox on wheelpant fairing tabs

Iím at the step where Iím to mix some me flox and put it between the main wheel fairing and fairing tab. Tape on the tab. Wax on the screw.

Do you just drill a hole through the tape after is...
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By JDA_BTR
Whatís the best way to support the plane with...

Whatís the best way to support the plane with engine on and wings off for wheel pant work? Not going to lift the engine. What about a strap around the mount at the firewall for the front and a tall...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By JDA_BTR
Iíll wait for the camber to settle. Can the...

Iíll wait for the camber to settle.

Can the wheel pants be done at this point or is it necessary to wait? Would enjoy not crawling under the wing to do it.
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wheels canted in

I am wrapping up the cowling and looking at the gear fairing instructions. The wings are not on yet. My wheels are true fore/aft but they are further out at the top and in at the bottom than you...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-12-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By JDA_BTR
cowling heat shield

Its been a year, and I can't for the life of me find the 5' x30" roll of heat shield material for the cowling, despite checking it off on my inventory.....

So I can order from Vans but ACS would be...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By JDA_BTR
On mine I built without overhang but bolted a 3/4...

On mine I built without overhang but bolted a 3/4 mdf sheet on top with overhang. Iíve used the mdf to hold clecos and such without too much sacrifice. Turned it over like an old mattress once. I...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By JDA_BTR
I also built and installed a doubler for the GPS...

I also built and installed a doubler for the GPS antenna on top. I installed it with the small head rivets with a slight countersink in the skin to avoid having to dimple. Usually I use those NAS...
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