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Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,723
Posted By JHartline
You got it...it's down. At this point (reflex)...

You got it...it's down. At this point (reflex) your flap leading edge will be resting against the rear wing spar. Can't go up any more.
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,723
Posted By JHartline
Slow learner on this...

I just got my flaps, ailerons, and unmodified wingtips installed per the plans. Like others I could only get 8-deg on my flaps versus the depicted 7. But they are symmetrical within 0.3 degrees at...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By JHartline
What I figured, but I had to ask.

Thanks for the replies. This is not a job one person can easily do. :mad:
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By JHartline
Need help from my tailwheel brethren

I think I know the answer, but is it possible to remove the lower rudder fairing with the rudder in place? I did my fairing per the plans (section 12). My rudder is mounted with the cables...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By JHartline
Other considerations

Malte,

As already mentioned, the RV-14 was designed to use either the Lyc IO-390 or the angle valve IO-360. The very complete kits are set up for these motors so any change from these options can...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,788
Posted By JHartline
I routed the control cables as depicted in the...

I routed the control cables as depicted in the plans. Using the mounting bracket from Airflow the cable lengths are correct. See a related thread about how to mount the bracket if you havenít done...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By JHartline
Pull chapter 3 down from Vans website. Iím...

Pull chapter 3 down from Vans website. Iím pretty sure they list all the dies with the exception maybe of the 120-Deg one. I studied that list a lot early on.
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By JHartline
+1 what Bill said

Also, call or email Emagair and talk to Brad or Trent. Their customer support is fantastic. Service and support after the sale is amazing. Donít miss the opportunity to get their advice.

Page 13...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Posted By JHartline
Get a good helper

I used a similar tungsten bar on my taildragger. I got an experienced riveter to buck while I had one hand on the gun and one on the set to make sure it stayed put...couldnít have done it otherwise....
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By JHartline
Yep...I was hoping I had just milled a pin too...

Yep...I was hoping I had just milled a pin too short. Left side is just a bit too short to stay put when the handle is out. New pin in progress and problem solved.
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By JHartline
Thanks guys...Iíll go back over everything and...

Thanks guys...Iíll go back over everything and see what I missed. Canít be much because everything else works fine. Appreciate the feedback.
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By JHartline
The functionality is fine except if I pull the...

The functionality is fine except if I pull the handle too far the pins pull out of the blocks. Iíll see if I have a photo.

Doing taxes today as well :(
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By JHartline
Canopy re-attachment

Folks,

Doing the avionics and wiring tidy-up so I can get the upper forward skin attached for good and I need to address the canopy release mechanism. When I retract the pins to release the canopy...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By JHartline
Nothing like real world data. Thanks Bob!! :)

Nothing like real world data. Thanks Bob!! :)
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By JHartline
Adjusted mine too. Donít forget the washers in...

Adjusted mine too. Donít forget the washers in between the blocks.
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By JHartline
The tunnel is best but there is some requirement...

The tunnel is best but there is some requirement to separate the GPS antenna cable from the others and I was going to run it there. I need to ask Garmin about the distance requirement.
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By JHartline
Antenna cable routing

Curious how folks are routing antenna cables, mainly to the comm antennas on the bottom of the aircraft. Does anyone have a nice pretty method for running the coax cables through the cockpit? I...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,437
Posted By JHartline
Harness woes

Ken,

You may not like this answer but...

In addition the the plug not fitting through the holes itís likely that the harness is too short to allow for full stick movement. Mine was. Cut off that...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By JHartline
Harness

Ken,

You could do it either way. I ran mine after I had the floorboards, etc installed. Slightly painful but not too much drama. Some of the heat shrinks are in just the wrong place and interfere...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By JHartline
Donít forget section 5

Chris,

Vans frequently instructs you to do a procedure that is explained in section 5. I have had to remind myself that if they tell me something in section 5 they often expect not to have to...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By JHartline
Yep...I always do what Scott says :D Getting at...

Yep...I always do what Scott says :D

Getting at least the rear baffles on will help me start tidying things up around the motor. Thanks for for the insight.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By JHartline
Which comes first, cowling or baffles?

Trying to get some work done while the temps are above freezing. I think it would be easier to fit the cowl without the baffles in place but is there reason to wait on installing them until all the...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By JHartline
I did mine on a belt sander

I glued up a couple of 2x4ís and cut it into a triangle shape that was fairly close to the template using a table saw and then got after it with the belt sander. It was way faster and easier than I...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,244
Posted By JHartline
Now Iím curious

[QUOTE=DanH;1225878]Rob, did you run a bead of Firebarrier 2000 in the firewall flange corner before applying the fiberfrax and stainless foil?

Ok...Iíll bite...why add the fillet?

I did my...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,625
Posted By JHartline
I had to look it up...Feb 2015. I have to get...

I had to look it up...Feb 2015. I have to get busy!!
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,625
Posted By JHartline
Mystery part

That is part of the wiring harness for the retractable gear version of the RV-14 Vans will be announcing at SnF.


Actually...I had one of those in my wing kit as well. Vansí reply was ďhow did that...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 123
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 83,098
Posted By JHartline
Added "Gotcha" spreadsheet comment for sections 11 and 12

Clarification regarding the installation of the empennage fairing - dedicated to fellow fiberglass procrastinators :D
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,835
Posted By JHartline
I wish I had a solution...

I'll be at that point before too long. I received a FN-150 versus the 200. Wondering if there is a difference in the dimensions.
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,921
Posted By JHartline
Congratulations!!

I feel like I spent 13 months on my canopy transition. :eek:

Plane looks outstanding and sounds awesome. What airport is that? Also, feel free to do a pass over 5GA2 so I can see what my project...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By JHartline
Not a silly question at all...

But a terribly important one. There are a few -14's flying in Australia so maybe one is relatively near you. You can check the RV white pages on this site for any builders that are near you as...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By JHartline
Gents, Vans has that multi-port manifold on the...

Gents,

Vans has that multi-port manifold on the top left of the firewall and they only use two of the ports - oil and fuel pressure. The map transducer mounts top right and the braided hose runs...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By JHartline
Dual P-Mags on an IO-390

Folks,

I know someone is already running this set-up, but I don't know who. Therefore this post. My MAP hose, which is braided metal, runs up to the Garmin MAP transducer. Not an option to tap...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By JHartline
I'll post some pics when I can...I've not got...

I'll post some pics when I can...I've not got anything mounted and I also want to check all the fuel and oil lines for proper clearance before I declare total victory. So far looks good.
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By JHartline
Aaaaand...looks like I answered my own question

Was not expecting to get the engine mounted tonight but my very thoughtful neighbor (A&P) came by and I think it took us ten minutes to get it on the mount. More time to tighten stuff up but that...
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By JHartline
Anyone using the B&C 700H oil filter adapter on an IO-390?

Or as I describe it, "the one that pokes up above the motor a little bit." If so, are there any issues with clearance on the cowling? Fixin' to mount the motor so I'll be able to figure out the...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By JHartline
Thanks

Free advice and useful too?? Doug should charge for this site. :rolleyes:


Oh...after more "googling" I found this example on the EAA site. Maybe answered my own question....
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By JHartline
Thank you

That's two good options. Wing tie down point if you need the gear to hang down. Other way for something like a tire/brake change. Wing jack sounds expensive. I'll have to see if I can borrow one...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By JHartline
Jacking the RV-14

Anyone have a solution for this yet? The RV jackpoints sold elsewhere on the site will not work for us yet. I'm thinking of using the hole on the inside of the axle mount as a possible spot for a...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By JHartline
Maybe a cheaper fix?

I would try a rivet gun with a flat set, pressure on the low side, and see if you can tease the dent out. Lay the skin on a piece of MDF and see what happens. This won't be the last dent you put in...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,225
Posted By JHartline
Wish I could..

Tim,

Unfortunately my nose wheel is about 25' aft of the prop spinner. Wisconsin is much closer than Oregon. I hope you get a lot of interest...it's amazing how many 14's are currently in their...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,196
Posted By JHartline
Thank you all for the replies

I feel like the available backup-battery solutions are getting better but maybe not the ideal situation for me just yet. And the points about how to avoid getting stranded somewhere are well made. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,196
Posted By JHartline
Battery backup versus standby alternator

Folks,

Considering redundancy options for a G3X panel and I would prefer to use battery backups to give me roughly an hour of functionality before the screens go dark. What that functionality would...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-04-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,506
Posted By JHartline
Thanks for all the info guys. Big help in...

Thanks for all the info guys. Big help in planning the trip. Weather seems to be fighting me now. :mad:
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-03-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,506
Posted By JHartline
New guy question about HBC

Several posts mentioned contributions to the kitty. What's that about and who is in charge? I don't want to haul extra stuff if I don't need it.

Also looking forward to meeting the RV attenders...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,568
Posted By JHartline
GMU 11 info

More stuff here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148127&referrerid=16904

See post #12. Per Garmin the GMU 11 goes on the CAN bus and is not a serial device.
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,568
Posted By JHartline
Go to the source

Ray,

I would call Stein directly about the harness. Since they make it for Vans they can tell you exactly what's what. Not sure if they can modify one to accommodate specific requests but it can't...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,130
Posted By JHartline
Section 4 shows it in the wing kit

Mine was in the wing kit. That's also where the master inventory in section 4 has it listed. Listed as W-00730 2024-T3 ALCLAD SHEET. Sometimes the leading zeros matter...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,600
Posted By JHartline
Interior color

Tim,

Never mind the color question. Checked your site. I'll be calling Abby to get some color info from her. I really like the results.


Original post: I used Stewart Systems Boulder Gray for...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,498
Posted By JHartline
Any Vans SnF specials?

I'm sure this gets asked every year but I can't find a related thread. Sorry if it's a tired subject.

I haven't been to SnF. I know Vans does a display but do they usually run an engine special?...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,647
Posted By JHartline
ACS cables

Tim - I'm doing what you did. Can't see spending a lot of time re-engineering the vents when the fix is so easy. I'm ready to get this project FLYING. :D
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By JHartline
Elevator trim tab travel

Folks,

I was just checking the travel on my elevator trim. The trailing edge of the tab goes DOWN (nose UP trim) about twice as far as the opposite. I feel like there is sufficient travel either...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,912
Posted By JHartline
Before versus after

Tom,

Will the alignment of the gear or the installment of the wheel pants be affected by the gear splaying out once the motor is on the mount? I have not studied that section too much but I'm...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,424
Posted By JHartline
Two words...

Get help. It was beyond my average skills to do this part alone. A proficient helper will make it fairly easy. Check with your local EAA chapter or local builders for help. They have all been...
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,147
Posted By JHartline
My 2-cents

I'm right there with you...looking at all those clecos. I have seen builders blogs (Stoney's for example) that have engine, avionics, and cowling installed and their forward top skin is still...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 64,775
Posted By JHartline
Stick covers

Hank, where did you get the red covers? I've been looking for something like that.
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,600
Posted By JHartline
Question

Tom,

I may have missed a previous post, but what's the large hole in the forward skin for? Big air scoop? Laser cannon?

I've read thru the plans several times but I still didn't realize how...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,959
Posted By JHartline
Reamers

Ray,

Just got home a took a look. My .375 is completely straight flute. No pilot..so I lied about that. :( I believe I got it from Brown Tools but it could have been Cleveland since I buy from...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,959
Posted By JHartline
X2 on the reamers

I used #30 and #40 reamers extensively for final drilling. They leave nice round, burr-free (almost) holes. I also got a .375 piloted reamer in addition to the .311 but I'm away from home and I...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 123
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 83,098
Posted By JHartline
Notches?? What notches?

I'm looking through my revisions and can't find the reference you mention to notch the cover ribs. I'm well past that stage anyway but I don't like the thought that I've missed something. I'll be...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,584
Posted By JHartline
Notes

You can lay the wiring harnesses in place to save crawling/reaching into the aft section or just rivet the sides and reach inside from the top - I chose to do the latter. You will have plenty of...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,614
Posted By JHartline
Same reply

I got pretty much the same, very prompt, reply from Vans. They said to balance the elevators individually - after paint they should be neutral balance.
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,614
Posted By JHartline
Bump this up...

I don't have anything to add to the discussion but I'm hoping someone from Vans might comment on this. It's very timely for me since I'm currently hanging elevators and it would be simple to adjust...
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