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Forum: COMM 05-26-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By JDA_BTR
The dollar store sells two metal cookie sheets...

The dollar store sells two metal cookie sheets for 4 dollars. Drill a hole in the sheet and it works pretty well. Also doesnít fall over.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By JDA_BTR
I put a piece of MDF on top of the table, with a...

I put a piece of MDF on top of the table, with a lip. The MDF gets drilled into, cleco'd, you name it. It actually straddles two tables to extend things. It is easy to replace if needed.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By JDA_BTR
When I bought my belts from Crow I specified it...

When I bought my belts from Crow I specified it was for an RV14A; I don't know if they did anything special to the hardware, but it worked out of the box.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By JDA_BTR
One is a little squeaky

One is a little squeaky
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By JDA_BTR
My EAA benches are rock solid as they were...

My EAA benches are rock solid as they were designed.

I find that when I back rivet the set will move about so I usually hold the end with my fingers on the end of the set, and the heel of my hand...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By JDA_BTR
What Turner said...... And mine at one setting...

What Turner said......

And mine at one setting appropriate for the seat gets it done for everyone. Put your seat in and see how high the snap needs to be to clear a large person lap and set it up...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By JDA_BTR
I didn’t have to do that. Mine bolted in and...

I didn’t have to do that. Mine bolted in and threaded up through the slot in the pan. I don’t remember if I took the buckle off for that or not.

My struggle was getting the four screw holes in...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By JDA_BTR
On further review of the Arrow manual those are...

On further review of the Arrow manual those are called "rudder tube bearing blocks" and they call out "fluorocarbon release dry lubricant MS-122". Not sure if the Arrow has the same material in...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By JDA_BTR
Had to go find the helpful link to an old...

Had to go find the helpful link to an old lubrication thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=163490&page=3

Castrol Brayco 363: MIL-PRF-7870E. Many other brands exist. 7870...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By JDA_BTR
The part I don't know about is the steel tube in...

The part I don't know about is the steel tube in the black plastic blocks; the tube rotates as the pedals are pushed. Seems a job to get oil up in there..... I don't see loosening bolts up there at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm trying to see how ya'll got the air to the...

I'm trying to see how ya'll got the air to the engine intake in that setup?
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By JDA_BTR
Lubrication on Condition Inspection

What is the best way to lubricate the rudder mechanism? Is it just LPS up into the bearing block or ???
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-15-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By JDA_BTR
HF has been my main source a long time. No joy...

HF has been my main source a long time. No joy lately and it isnít convenient at all to go there. Iíve always gotten them delivered was more expedient.

The local restaurant supply store has better...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By JDA_BTR
I found that my drill press was too fast the...

I found that my drill press was too fast the first few times I used a Unibit. When I slowed it down <300 RPM the hole quality was excellent and I didn't end up running into the next step ever.

For...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-13-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By JDA_BTR
WTB: nitrile gloves

The virus has kept me from getting gloves. How can I paint, prime or apply proseal? we need a thread for getting supplies. I have to get lint free rags curbside at SW tomorrow. Crazy times.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By JDA_BTR
Where is the engine air intake?

Where is the engine air intake?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By JDA_BTR
Did yo have WW build the 2.5" extension into the...

Did yo have WW build the 2.5" extension into the prop?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By JDA_BTR
Showplanes Cowl Questions

I liked the Showplanes cowl and fastback mod so I got them. I don't have the finishing kit or firewall forward kit, nor engine or anything else.

For engine I'd like the 200HP IO360 and a C/S prop. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-03-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By JDA_BTR
I suppose you could put in some plastic and an AC...

I suppose you could put in some plastic and an AC unit....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-03-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm staring at the bridgework in your hangar...

I'm staring at the bridgework in your hangar overhead and trying to figure out what you do with it all? Seems like it supports lights; is it sturdy enough to lift engines and such?
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By JDA_BTR
I can't even say it was a drip; didn't feel a...

I can't even say it was a drip; didn't feel a real drop. Just a hint of moisture that wasn't there before. A little something on the fingers.

100% nothing came in the vent -> at all.

So overall...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By JDA_BTR
Rain....

So I'm flying in some pretty decent rain last week, at altitude with OAT around 34 so no ice concerns. My heater door is closed and my vent is a little open and I start to get chilly so time to use...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By JDA_BTR
Fuel Tank Cover Screws

Starting the tanks. The 14 had hex screws for the sender and no gaskets.
The 8 has a really big hole, an access plate, and then the smaller holes in the access plate.
I'm going to proseal it all no...
Forum: COMM 04-30-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By JDA_BTR
Ham 2m in the plane

I've got that extra antenna hole in the tail on my RV14; maybe......

I could put my ham radio license to use. Modify a com antenna to be appropriate for 142-150MHz 2m FM. The cable is already run...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By JDA_BTR
There are so many planes in the threads here in...

There are so many planes in the threads here in exactly the same situation. I'd believe the indications and not fuss with the probes.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By JDA_BTR
I suppose you made sure not to put sealant on the...

I suppose you made sure not to put sealant on the front edge of the cylinder-to-baffle location? With all the sealing around the sides it is awful tempting to seal the front of the cylinder to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By JDA_BTR
On the 14 these have screws, so you can take the...

On the 14 these have screws, so you can take the whole thing off. Trimming it down more won't make the temp better, but it will let bugs get down the fins.
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By JDA_BTR
"Auto on GPS" is the only logical choice in your...

"Auto on GPS" is the only logical choice in your setup. I'd do that and see how it goes.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By JDA_BTR
Carl, I think this is something that is related...

Carl, I think this is something that is related to having a snorkel. On my 14 with an IO390 my #1 is always 5-10 hotter than 3/4, and #2 is always 20-30 hotter than 1. #2 never over 365 on climb and...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By JDA_BTR
Those are really easy to make for yourself from...

Those are really easy to make for yourself from the trim pack. But what you have in hand is probably it.
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By JDA_BTR
AOA vs stall warn --> the youngest never ending...

AOA vs stall warn --> the youngest never ending debate?

I like my stall warn; a little audible that trumps all else. I didn't at all need the little audio card that comes with it on the 8; since it...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By JDA_BTR
Taking off the tank will not improve your access...

Taking off the tank will not improve your access to the stall warn enough to make that worthwhile.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By JDA_BTR
I used a homemade wedge like that too in some...

I used a homemade wedge like that too in some places. If the new tool doesnít get it done Iíll revert.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By JDA_BTR
I just got a similar email calling out lp4-4 but...

I just got a similar email calling out lp4-4 but I measured the span and two different sizes are needed. Looking at ACS I’ll get MSP42 and 44 to do the job. Hanson has the rivet pulller for 139 plus...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,128
Posted By JDA_BTR
Go fly; 4500 feet of social distancing gives you...

Go fly; 4500 feet of social distancing gives you bragging rights....
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wing leading edge rivets

Iím thinking I should pull the rivets to attach the wing leading edge.

Anyone have a PRP-26A close quarters rivet puller they donít want anymore?

Anyone know the correct Cherry callout for this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By JDA_BTR
Autopilot with Yaw?

I can't find a reference to a yaw servo mount for an RV-8. Should I plan for a yaw servo, or just roll/pitch? If I don't have the yaw servo does it change which G3X control head I should have?
Forum: COMM 04-10-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,468
Posted By JDA_BTR
see...

see http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1421167&posted=1#post1421167

very timely
Forum: Tools 04-08-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yep! Iíve come to appreciate a 1/4 chucking...

Yep! Iíve come to appreciate a 1/4 chucking rotary file in the drill press too
Forum: Tools 04-08-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By JDA_BTR
I did one all bandsaw for the rough cut. The...

I did one all bandsaw for the rough cut. The second one I drilled #30 holes around the edge then let the band saw separate the piece. This worked very well
Forum: Tools 04-07-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By JDA_BTR
I used a combination of 30 drill, band saw and...

I used a combination of 30 drill, band saw and buffer to shape the piece. I have it at the width shown exactly and a very good match on the symmetric 2.5 inch side.

Iím working to get the contour...
Forum: Tools 04-07-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By JDA_BTR
T-405 Fabrication

Is a scroll saw the best way to fabricate the curves on this piece? My band saw complained bitterly about the side cut. Or do I drill a bunch of 30 holes and buff to shape?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By JDA_BTR
Dimpling the wing walk is easier for sure.

Dimpling the wing walk is easier for sure.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wing walk and tank baffle c/s

In the 14 we countersink the wing skin for the wing walk. Has anybody done that on the 8? It looks really good and is very flat.

And on the tank baffle it says in the 14 plans to not sink every...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By JDA_BTR
Victory!!! Strap did the trick

Victory!!! Strap did the trick
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By JDA_BTR
It occurred to me too that if the tip of the rib...

It occurred to me too that if the tip of the rib flange is sprung out it will make it tough for that reason as it would push the tip out. Iím going to double check that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By JDA_BTR
Found this post:...

Found this post: http://www.rv8-hangar.com/left-tank-z-brackets/

I'll strap with the wood on the bottom as seen there! Should be able to pull it down like that
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By JDA_BTR
I couldn't get that to work..... doing it on the...

I couldn't get that to work..... doing it on the wing up on the jig. It doesn't seem a problem if I did it on the bench but I'm trying to follow the instructions; mate the skin and ribs to baffle,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By JDA_BTR
Tank skin defeat....

Tank skin wins! I have the baffle mounted, ribs well-prepped and off the plane they fit the skin well. Ribs in the baffle, baffle bolted down, and time to put the skin on ----> I'm worn out and it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks thought so.

Thanks thought so.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By JDA_BTR
Fuel tank inboard attachment

The spar has predrilled holes for nut plates where the holes are for the inboard tank attach. I think in the plans the drawing calls out nutplates aft with bolts fore to aft tightened from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By JDA_BTR
It is very clear in their actual policy statement...

It is very clear in their actual policy statement that the medical need not be renewed and you are legal to fly until June 30 so long as you don't have another reason to be out of compliance. Merely...
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By JDA_BTR
Mine were in one of the bags as small parts

Mine were in one of the bags as small parts
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-21-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,646
Posted By JDA_BTR
I like that EI solution. The MGL is good too,...

I like that EI solution. The MGL is good too, but I have to say that the white square buttons don't look good to me - probably not important.

Seems like a pair of G5, an EI engine monitor, and a...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By JDA_BTR
I spent a good bit of time swearing on this one,...

I spent a good bit of time swearing on this one, fishing the wire through. The instructions really should offer the opportunity to run the wire before the rivets are set. I didn't think about it...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By JDA_BTR
It is a little tricky the first time. I found it...

It is a little tricky the first time. I found it easier to insert in an almost full open position then rotate down to get it in. Two people easier than one for sure.
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,981
Posted By JDA_BTR
I just got three ABF crates. The wing crate had...

I just got three ABF crates. The wing crate had the bottom separated from the side, stacked on top of the fuse crate that had a big hole plunged in the corner. All contents were safe! But..... no...
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-20-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,646
Posted By JDA_BTR
Skip the G3X?

I'm thinking of skipping the G3X in the new plane. I think that the GNS375 along with a pair of radios and a G5 or two would be pretty good in an RV8.

The thing that I can't find is a good looking...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-18-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,615
Posted By JDA_BTR
I used two of the 2- wire shielded cable to make...

I used two of the 2- wire shielded cable to make this connection between a 650 and 45R transducer. No error good data in all regimes. Experimental type rating. Prob need the correct cable for long...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,378
Posted By JDA_BTR
I can't remember but at the end of the day that...

I can't remember but at the end of the day that flange has to mate to the FM-150. But I think the pattern matches if you line it up on the FM-150..... And it ends up concentric done that way.... ...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,378
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think modifying the snorkel intake side is way...

I think modifying the snorkel intake side is way easier and less critical. Just cut down the square corners, get a fit, trim the excess, and glass in to fill. I spent 20 hours thinking about 3...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,141
Posted By JDA_BTR
I like mine - left front....

I like mine - left front....
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