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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By SabreFlyr
Wow! Did he somehow get the rudder, too?! :eek:

Wow! Did he somehow get the rudder, too?! :eek:
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By SabreFlyr
DR, I want a like button. :)

DR, I want a like button. :)
Forum: Tools 04-12-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks for all of the responses, guys! Still not...

Thanks for all of the responses, guys! Still not exactly sure which route I will go but leaning toward the smaller CAT compressor although I could let the higher capacity tank and what MIGHT be a...
Forum: Tools 04-12-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By SabreFlyr
John, Iíll have to take a look at the one youíre...

John, Iíll have to take a look at the one youíre talking about. I did locate this...
Forum: Tools 04-12-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By SabreFlyr
New compressor: 15 or 30 gal.

Currently working on my -14 at the company hangar using a portable compressor (about 20 gal, unknown HP or CFM). I'm working on my horizontal stab right now but may be moving it to the shop (in...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,319
Posted By SabreFlyr
Offhand, Dan, I'd guess "yes." The internal stop...

Offhand, Dan, I'd guess "yes." The internal stop would be nylon against the heavier gauge aluminum rudder spar whereas the standard stop is heavier gauge aluminum against the lighter gauge aluminum...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-21-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,329
Posted By SabreFlyr
Henry Ford was right: You can make them any color...

Henry Ford was right: You can make them any color as long as it's black! :)
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By SabreFlyr
Strange. I donít see any pictures on my iPad.

Strange. I donít see any pictures on my iPad.
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By SabreFlyr
NOBODY’s done THAT before! (‘cept maybe yours...

NOBODY’s done THAT before! (‘cept maybe yours truly...in exactly that same place...and a couple of others)
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By SabreFlyr
Sorry, Clay. No pictures.

Sorry, Clay. No pictures.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By SabreFlyr
Donít know either, Martin. It actually seemed...

Donít know either, Martin. It actually seemed like a digital overlay. I kinda thought you might have been experimenting with subliminal messaging!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By SabreFlyr
Enjoyed it, Martin! Not sure what was happening,...

Enjoyed it, Martin!

Not sure what was happening, but, on the first part of day two at BPE, your video has some flashing at a regular interval, like one frame in 24 or so is something entirely...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
Posted By SabreFlyr
I find it interesting that Vanís has sold a...

I find it interesting that Vanís has sold a little fewer than 500 -14/-14A kits in less than six years (correct me if Iím wrong) and more than 10% of them are flying. When you consider how many are...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By SabreFlyr
https://www.amazon.com/Ideal-Instruments-2007-Late...

https://www.amazon.com/Ideal-Instruments-2007-Latex-Castrating/dp/B000HHLZ82/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520877702&sr=8-1&keywords=castrating+rings

Perfect! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,071
Posted By SabreFlyr
Why would "everybody else" be tacking an...

Why would "everybody else" be tacking an additional increase on top of the cost of the aluminum?



Why shouldn't the American steel or aluminum producer get a fair price for their product? Is it...
Forum: Reviews 02-25-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By SabreFlyr
Vic, thanks for mentioning that. Went back and...

Vic, thanks for mentioning that. Went back and scanned last summer's issues and realized that I never downloaded or read the September issue in which your article was published.



Jim, I think I got...
Forum: Reviews 02-24-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By SabreFlyr
Not exactly. The "stock" engine is a certified...

Not exactly. The "stock" engine is a certified Lycoming IO-390. The Thunderbolt XIO-390 is an uncertified engine. I'm sure you knew that. Just trying to avoid any confusion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By SabreFlyr
Iím torn about using a VP-X in my project. Iím...

Iím torn about using a VP-X in my project. Iím thinking that I will use it for my main bus items but have an essential bus that is powered through circuit breakers. My main EFIS (and perhaps my main...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By SabreFlyr
Scott, it's one of the flush rivets attaching the...

Scott, it's one of the flush rivets attaching the E-1008 rib halves to the skin installed on page 09-18 or 09-19. Don't remember right now whether it is top or bottom.
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks l Larry. Iíll check that out.

Thanks l Larry. Iíll check that out.
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By SabreFlyr
Pulled replacement for AN246AD4-4?

I have to replace a couple of rivets on the skin of my right elevator. They were back riveted to the rib halves and I didn't realize that the top of the workbench wasn't solid enough for the task and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By SabreFlyr
FltPlan.com also shows the expected clearance....

FltPlan.com also shows the expected clearance. Our company (corporate flight department) always files through FltPlan.com. Clearances received are USUALLY the expected route but not ALWAYS.
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By SabreFlyr
I forgot which one was thicker but, from my...

I forgot which one was thicker but, from my measurements, neither will fit.
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By SabreFlyr
I can't say with any certainty but I measured the...

I can't say with any certainty but I measured the battery box on my QB -14 fuse and it isn't thick enough for even the 680C. I'm planning on replacing my box with one that will hold the 680 (I...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By SabreFlyr
Another thought: I suggest that, when there are...

Another thought: I suggest that, when there are holes that are not to be riveted, cover them with some painters tape. My helper and I got into such a rhythm riveting the rear spar on the left...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By SabreFlyr
This is where I'm at right now. Those two rivets...

This is where I'm at right now.

Those two rivets that would otherwise be inaccessible and require use of pulled rivets are set on page 09-22, step 2. The remaining rivets are set in step 3.

BTW, if...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By SabreFlyr
Chris, I may very well try to make a trip down....

Chris, I may very well try to make a trip down. Looks like we're at much the same stage.

Jeremy, I might get in touch. However, I'm mostly interested in how some builders are handling some...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By SabreFlyr
Planes or projects in the Sarasota area?

I'll have a few days in the Sarasota, FL, area around the first weekend in November. I'd like to visit any RV-14 projects, flying or in any stage of construction, within approximately 2 hours drive...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,898
Posted By SabreFlyr
Tom, you need to change your signature. The plane...

Tom, you need to change your signature. The plane on line six now belongs on line five! :)
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By SabreFlyr
Not very far ahead of you. Previous builder did...

Not very far ahead of you. Previous builder did the VS and I did the rudder. Jumped to the elevators and am starting to drive some rivets there. HS next.

Developing a taste for elephant! :D
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,103
Posted By SabreFlyr
Congrats, Tom! Great inspiration for my build...

Congrats, Tom! Great inspiration for my build (still in the very early stages). Congrats also on the lifetime achievement of 12 builds!
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By SabreFlyr
Good to hear. I'll be going in that direction,...

Good to hear. I'll be going in that direction, also.
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,641
Posted By SabreFlyr
I used Tom's technique to do my elevator...

I used Tom's technique to do my elevator close-outs and I am very pleased with the results. For what it's worth, I made a video of the process. Hope it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By SabreFlyr
Might be worth contacting Max-Viz for contact...

Might be worth contacting Max-Viz for contact info for some customers.
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,096
Posted By SabreFlyr
I think I was a bit sleepy when I wrote my...

I think I was a bit sleepy when I wrote my response last night. It registers with me now that connecting the ground to the mounting hardware or the tube would route ground through the airframe. I...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,096
Posted By SabreFlyr
I'm a few months from needing to worry about this...

I'm a few months from needing to worry about this and haven't studied it yet but this confuses me a bit. You DON'T want the ground connected to either the pitot tube or its mount?!? :confused:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By SabreFlyr
Giving this some serious thought myself. I'll be...

Giving this some serious thought myself. I'll be working on my -14 QB wings this winter or next spring and plan to install a mount and all the wiring in the process. Asked them at OSH if they sold an...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By SabreFlyr
I get that. Just wish I was eating faster! :D

I get that. Just wish I was eating faster! :D
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By SabreFlyr
Progress...a little, anyway!

Much too long coming but, FINALLY, a completed part that I can claim credit for! (Previous builder completed the VS.) Gotta step up the pace! (11 weeks?! YIKES!!...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
Posted By SabreFlyr
Reviving an old thread

Don't think I've seen this addressed: what dimple is used for these holes? I have a CS4 dimple set but that's a bit big.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By SabreFlyr
G3X Touch Academy Installation at OSH

Is the G3X Touch Academy Installation course at AirVenture by advance reservation or is it open to all who can squeeze in?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By SabreFlyr
Are you looking for a 430W or a 430 (WAAS or...

Are you looking for a 430W or a 430 (WAAS or non-WAAS)? Our flying club Cirrus is the the shop right now have the two 430s (not 430Ws) replaced by new GTN-650s. We'll be selling the 430s (they'll be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By SabreFlyr
Pretty sure Tooch was talking about coverage for...

Pretty sure Tooch was talking about coverage for a rental. Covering joint/shared ownership is an entirely different thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 79,462
Posted By SabreFlyr
Why'd he buy a house so close to the airport if...

Why'd he buy a house so close to the airport if he felt that way?
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,611
Posted By SabreFlyr
Tim, I'll give you about three years. Get that...

Tim,

I'll give you about three years. Get that third wheel swapped around to where it belongs and I'll go to you for my transition training! :)
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,611
Posted By SabreFlyr
I don't believe Mitch was doing any transition...

I don't believe Mitch was doing any transition training. I was told he wasn't a CFI.
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,437
Posted By SabreFlyr
Scott, I'm FAR from this point of construction...

Scott, I'm FAR from this point of construction but I want to try to clarify what you're saying. It seems that you're saying the cowl will start around 1/8" high but that the difference will go away...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,881
Posted By SabreFlyr
Well, that's apples to,oranges, Jerry. My...

Well, that's apples to,oranges, Jerry. My comparison is between Hartzell alum CS and Hartzell or WW composite CS. I think I've already received some good information. Thanks, anyway, and interesting...
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,881
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks for pointing that out, Gary. Definitely...

Thanks for pointing that out, Gary. Definitely needs to be checked out.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
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Views: 2,774
Posted By SabreFlyr
I did my soaring in Florida and here in Indiana....

I did my soaring in Florida and here in Indiana. I only dreamed of needing O2! 😄 (Sorry about the thread drift)
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,881
Posted By SabreFlyr
Carl, Oly, thanks for the information. Very...

Carl, Oly, thanks for the information. Very useful in my planning.

Carl, you mentioned the spinner. I found it curious that the second-hand QB kit that I bought included a spinner but I didn't ask...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 46,972
Posted By SabreFlyr
Marvin, I like that a lot! Planning on much the...

Marvin,

I like that a lot! Planning on much the same equipment and hadn't considered putting the G5 next to the canopy jettison handle. Been trying to fit all of that, including the jettison, along...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,881
Posted By SabreFlyr
Weight difference: alum vs comp props

Planning on using the Hartzell blended airfoil 74" aluminum prop on my -14. However, I would like to consider a composite prop but want to make sure that I don't create a CG problem. Where can can I...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks, Bob. That looks promising.

Thanks, Bob. That looks promising.
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks, Bob. I was just saw that.

Thanks, Bob. I was just saw that.
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By SabreFlyr
Okay, looking closer at the harness drawings, I...

Okay, looking closer at the harness drawings, I can see that it's not just the ADAHRS they are installing in the left wing. Some had mentioned the magnetometer in the left wing and I was sure they...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By SabreFlyr
Hadn't thought about the possibility of having...

Hadn't thought about the possibility of having Stein modify the bundle. Also forgot that they made it. I just figured on bundling my additional wires to the appropriate part of the bundle. I'll give...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By SabreFlyr
Magnetometer & common fuse wiring harness

I'm studying the drawings for the common fuselage wiring harness trying to determine whether or not I will plan on using it or doing my harness "from scratch." I know that I will have an addition or...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,295
Posted By SabreFlyr
I'm borrowing from Tim Olson's design for mine,...

I'm borrowing from Tim Olson's design for mine, with some modification:

http://www.myrv14.com/buildlog/20130210/index.html

Around half way down the page, are pictures of the design for building his...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By SabreFlyr
As I consider this, automatic control by airspeed...

As I consider this, automatic control by airspeed IS probably the best way to address this. I don't want to be taking a hand off of either the stick or the throttle on very short final. Our Lear 45's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By SabreFlyr
Yes, thanks, Chad, that's was what I was asking.

Yes, thanks, Chad, that's was what I was asking.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By SabreFlyr
Wig-wag control; either G3X or Vertical Power

I'm planning a G3X panel on my dragon-tail RV-14 and may possibly use a Vertical Power box as well. I want to wig-wag the landing and taxi lights (which will likely be AeroLED units). I know that...
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