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Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By MED
If you find yourself at gross weight and about to...

If you find yourself at gross weight and about to become a test pilot, pee before departure. Should be about right. :D
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By MED
I have not moved my plane, yet, and not to sound...

I have not moved my plane, yet, and not to sound snarky, but I vote #3. I think it would be very difficult to install the gear after the engine and would be very risky to try to move the plane...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By MED
The resolution desired for a message board...

The resolution desired for a message board posting leaves a little to be desired for detail. If you would like a copy of my original photo at full resolution, send me an e-mail address and I will...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By MED
I posted my panel a couple of days ago in the...

I posted my panel a couple of days ago in the show us your panel thread. Very similar ideas, so similar switches. I have two p-mags, two alternators, a back-up battery, and a VPX.
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 46,972
Posted By MED
The throttle quadrant is the one Van’s sells for...

The throttle quadrant is the one Van’s sells for the RV-10. You can sometimes find a builder with a new one for sale a little cheaper if they changed their installation plans.
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 46,972
Posted By MED
Thanks. The throttle quadrant goes in easily,...

Thanks. The throttle quadrant goes in easily, like it was designed to fit. Just had to install a couple of nut plates to secure it. I have a Thunderbolt engine with an FM-150, so had to install...
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 46,972
Posted By MED
Panel In

http://i63.tinypic.com/34ossjb.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By MED
Scheme Designers. They do very nice work and are...

Scheme Designers. They do very nice work and are very easy to work with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,920
Posted By MED
You might want to get an air rifle, too. ...

You might want to get an air rifle, too. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By MED
Is there a way to jack the plane without having...

Is there a way to jack the plane without having the wings on? I had hoped to finish the wheel pants and gear fairings before taking the plane to the airport. I don't plan to install the wings in my...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 40,417
Posted By MED
Looks really nice!

Looks really nice!
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By MED
I am pretty sure that the builder installed the...

I am pretty sure that the builder installed the micro molex connectors and inserted them into the plug. As I recall, that was my first experience with the dreadful micro-molex! :(
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,622
Posted By MED
Thanks again, Chris. I think you have summed...

Thanks again, Chris. I think you have summed things up well. I guess this brings me back to my original question, though. Has anyone actually flown an RV-14 with an IO-390 using an Airflow...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,622
Posted By MED
Well, I am confident with the help of Airflow...

Well, I am confident with the help of Airflow Performance and Aircraft Specialty the issues will eventually be worked through. Nevertheless, with over 50 RV-14s flying, using the throttle body...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,622
Posted By MED
Thanks for the reply. I also have the...

Thanks for the reply. I also have the installation kit on order ($220) and have already bought the replacement hose for the Van’s supplied fuel hose ($125). Have not determined what will be...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By MED
You can install in any orientation, per E-mag.

You can install in any orientation, per E-mag.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By MED
I was able to reach it after removing the right...

I was able to reach it after removing the right e-mag. Used an open-end wrench, but had to guesstimate the torque comparing it to the other three.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By MED
Exclamation From the Beringer Installation and Maintenance...

From the Beringer Installation and Maintenance Manual:

) Apply a thin coat of grease on wheel bearings
Insert the wheel through the axle while placing the disc in wheel slots between the clips....
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 40,417
Posted By MED
Thumbs up Really looks like an airplane now! :)

Really looks like an airplane now! :)
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,924
Posted By MED
Since the holes for a transponder antenna are...

Since the holes for a transponder antenna are already drilled below the baggage compartment and not required for ADSB, I will install a dummy transponder antenna. Seems better than installing a...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,924
Posted By MED
I have not yet mounted my antennas, but I have...

I have not yet mounted my antennas, but I have them and I am about at that point. I will mount the GPS/XM antennas on top immediately behind the baggage bulkhead. I will use an Archer Nav antenna,...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,663
Posted By MED
I gave up on routing the plugs through the...

I gave up on routing the plugs through the tortuous path to the sticks and cut them off. Then, I used d-sub pins and sockets covered with heat shrink to install the extension available from Stein. ...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,622
Posted By MED
Airflow Performance FM-150

Has anyone mounted an FM-150 on a Lycoming IO-390? That is what was recommended by Lycoming when I ordered my Thunderbolt engine, and now I am having some mounting “issues.”
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By MED
From the Beringer Installation and Maintenance...

From the Beringer Installation and Maintenance Manual - V-FHC-007. They are metric Allen screws, 4mm. Just call Carla Panetta, the US business manager in Greenville, SC (864) 214-4274
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By MED
The Beringer plans call for AN-4 bolts, so that...

The Beringer plans call for AN-4 bolts, so that is what I used.
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By MED
Danger Will Robinson! I had the same problem,...

Danger Will Robinson! I had the same problem, and thought it would be easy to unbolt the axle and align it. The bolts have very shallow allen wrench holes and are fixed in place with super Loctite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By MED
Thanks for the reply jibby. I ordered a tub of...

Thanks for the reply jibby. I ordered a tub of Corrosion Block. The name makes me feel good, anyway.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By MED
Galvanic Corrosion

I am installing the aileron push rod connections and wonder if there is a concern for galvanic corrosion in the steel bracket/brass bushing/steel AN bolt joint? Seems like it would be an ideal...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By MED
No, they can be installed on either end of the...

No, they can be installed on either end of the caliper and the torque setting is engraved right on the caliper. Easy. :)
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By MED
Yes. You will also have to reverse the axles (L...

Yes. You will also have to reverse the axles (L to R) and reposition the bleed screws if you want to mount the calipers on the aft side of the axles.
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By MED
It may vary between an RV-14 and an RV-14A, but I...

It may vary between an RV-14 and an RV-14A, but I needed longer bolts than Beringer specified for an RV-14A. I can't remember, but I think I used AN4-21s and -23s instead of -16s and -21s to have...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 40,417
Posted By MED
RV-14A Engine On

http://i65.tinypic.com/1534r2q.jpg
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 40,417
Posted By MED
Try tinypic. :)

Try tinypic. :)
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 40,417
Posted By MED
I had planned to use AN816-3D, but I haven't...

I had planned to use AN816-3D, but I haven't installed them, yet. Thanks for the tip about the AN823-2D. I'll see what fits best.
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,105
Posted By MED
[QUOTE=control;1248315]:) Got my bolt hole-castle...

[QUOTE=control;1248315]:) Got my bolt hole-castle nut lined up on all four attachments with a torque of between 51 and 52Nm.

My RV-14A does not use castle nuts for the engine mount bolts. Does...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 40,417
Posted By MED
Thanks, Eric, I know. To get the axle mounting...

Thanks, Eric, I know. To get the axle mounting holes for the wheel pants horizontal, I had to swap sides from the way the factory had the caliper set up. Fortunately, as you point out, the bleed...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 40,417
Posted By MED
RV-14A

http://i66.tinypic.com/2cz3o5c.jpg

Trying to keep up with Control! ;)
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By MED
Weird. I saw the photos on my iPad originally,...

Weird. I saw the photos on my iPad originally, but can’t see them now. :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By MED
Oops. I’m 6’1” (or I was:rolleyes:). ...

Oops. I’m 6’1” (or I was:rolleyes:). Fortunately, no mountains around here . . .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By MED
Just curious, Jake, how tall are you?

Just curious, Jake, how tall are you?
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By MED
Yup - two pictures came through.

Yup - two pictures came through.
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By MED
As I recall, it was part of a big sheet sent in a...

As I recall, it was part of a big sheet sent in a separate envelope. It is not in the plans book. I cut mine into pieces for the various templates for the canopy Fiberglas.
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By MED
A quick measurement (with a tape measure) of the...

A quick measurement (with a tape measure) of the center panel shows about 6.5 inches wide and about 10.5 inches tall, with the measurements taken at the inside dimension. Hope this helps.
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By MED
Buy some small diameter tubing. Then, by cutting...

Buy some small diameter tubing. Then, by cutting short pieces you can have washers of any required length.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-05-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,869
Posted By MED
FYI: the plans set does come on a thumb/flash...

FYI: the plans set does come on a thumb/flash drive now. Bought one a few weeks ago.
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
Posted By MED
Tinypic works well and it's free.

Tinypic works well and it's free.
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By MED
Cleaveland Tool makes a nice tool to make this...

Cleaveland Tool makes a nice tool to make this job easy. About $25, I believe.
Forum: Reviews 02-25-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By MED
Thumbs up Jeff Schans

[QUOTE=Driving '67;1241897]Kevin,

The question about paying for the added features offered by the Thunderbolt series by Lycoming ranks right up there with the “primer wars” with regards to value...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By MED
Installing Beringer wheels and brakes

I just installed the main gear legs, and I am about to install the Beringer wheels and brakes. Since they must be mounted with the calipers at the 4 and 8 o’clock positions, do they create any...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By MED
I bought a number of plexiglas drill bits from...

I bought a number of plexiglas drill bits from Abbeon. They have an amazing assortment of tools to work with plexiglas, including numbered bits.
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,170
Posted By MED
See Scott's post.

See Scott's post.
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By MED
Section 38 Fiberglas

I am currently sanding (and sanding and sanding) the Fiberglas applied to the front of the canopy. At this point, it has become an exercise in exposing the electrical tape applied fore and aft,...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By MED
Thank you. This is just what I was looking for...

Thank you. This is just what I was looking for and glad to hear there were no significant interferences.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By MED
Stand-by Alternator Photos

Anyone have photos of installation of a stand-by alternator on the rear engine case? It's kinda crowded back there and I am wondering about interferences. Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By MED
I considered that, but I didn’t/don’t have the...

I considered that, but I didn’t/don’t have the wires, yet. I just figured it might be easier than trying to “push the rope.”
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By MED
I haven’t run the wires yet, but I put a piece of...

I haven’t run the wires yet, but I put a piece of safety wire in place before I riveted the canopy frame. I am hoping to use that to pull the wires. We’ll see if it was smart or not. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By MED
Flaps and ailerons are complete, tanks are...

Flaps and ailerons are complete, tanks are installed and tested (although, you are recommended to test them again), all skins but one bottom skin on each wing are riveted in place. The final skin is...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,508
Posted By MED
Thank you to everyone. This certainly gives me...

Thank you to everyone. This certainly gives me something else to think about.
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,508
Posted By MED
Aileron Push Rod Boots?

A friend asked if I was installing boots where the push rods enter the fuselage at the wing root. Anybody doing this? Did you make your own? :confused:
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,459
Posted By MED
The baggage area is pretty large. I think the...

The baggage area is pretty large. I think the bigger question would be whether you want to shove bicycle parts across the top of your beautiful seats to get them into the baggage area. :eek:
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By MED
I made the sanding block by cutting a disk out of...

I made the sanding block by cutting a disk out of a 2 X 10 with my bandsaw. Then, I cut the disk into quarters and glued three of them together and final sanded them to the 4” radius on the belt...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By MED
Along with being the heart and soul of the SCBC...

Along with being the heart and soul of the SCBC for over 30 years, Gerald also held a free dinner in his hanger every year at Christmas to collect for Toys For Tots. He was quite a character and...
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