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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,668
Posted By MED
I never met Jon Thocker, but I kept a bookmark of...

I never met Jon Thocker, but I kept a bookmark of a video he posted years ago of aerobatics with his daughter which was one of my motivations for building an RV. It is illustrative of the joy of the...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By MED
My experience and recommendations from more...

My experience and recommendations from more experienced builders has been, in order of preference: squeeze first, back-rivet second, conventional rivet last.
YMMV. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,733
Posted By MED
The RV-14 videos are on the Van's website under...

The RV-14 videos are on the Van's website under support, revisions, RV-14/14A. Well worth a visit. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,733
Posted By MED
#2 has been well covered in videos for the RV-14,...

#2 has been well covered in videos for the RV-14, but would be applicable to any RV. Complete, step-by-step installation instructions. Made the task easy to understand and less intimidating. Kudos...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By MED
I bought everything directly from Beringer. They...

I bought everything directly from Beringer. They (Carla Panetta is the boss) are easy to deal with and I think the prices are the same.
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By MED
Thank you for the quick response and the photo. ...

Thank you for the quick response and the photo. This looks like it would be a good solution in my RV-14A wing. Does the antenna just slump down in the wingtip, since it looks like it is attached to...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By MED
Reviving this post looking for advice installing...

Reviving this post looking for advice installing an Archer antenna in a wingtip installed with hinges. The hinge on the wing-side is attached with a piece of the Fiberglas flange between the hinge...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 51,255
Posted By MED
Good progress. I am still cleaning up my wiring,...

Good progress. I am still cleaning up my wiring, so haven't done the smoke test, yet. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,293
Posted By MED
I spoke with Sterling today, and he checked with...

I spoke with Sterling today, and he checked with someone else, and told me Van's would have word out "in about three weeks." I will look at the chapter 10 update to see if that is the fix. Mitch...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By MED
I did the same as Bavafa, but used a piece of...

I did the same as Bavafa, but used a piece of florist foam to hold the alignment between the throttle and the throttle end of the snorkel. It worked out fine, but was my first attempt at this kind...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By MED
Thanks to all. Looks like there will be a way to...

Thanks to all. Looks like there will be a way to move it to a slower month, eventually. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By MED
Condition Inspection Timing

How (when) is the condition inspection timing determined? If (optimistically speaking here) I receive my airworthy certificate in the Fall, am I required to have all future condition inspections in...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By MED
http://i67.tinypic.com/2q234sg.jpghttp://i64.tinyp...

http://i67.tinypic.com/2q234sg.jpghttp://i64.tinypic.com/15d6o9v.jpg

Maybe these will help.
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By MED
I am going to use solder sleeves. I will just...

I am going to use solder sleeves. I will just cut them if I ever need to remove the pitot.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By MED
Just my opinion, but I have found it useful to...

Just my opinion, but I have found it useful to have several things available to work on while I wait on some random tool or bit of hardware. It seems I am always ordering something from Spruce or...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By MED
I went with Beringer wheels and brakes for a few...

I went with Beringer wheels and brakes for a few reasons: I wanted stainless steel brake lines, the wheels use tubeless Michelin Aviator tires, the wheels are beautiful and are supposed to be a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,657
Posted By MED
I have not found anything better for removing...

I have not found anything better for removing those pesky Van's stickers. :)
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By MED
A tub of car wax works well, too. Stick the...

A tub of car wax works well, too. Stick the screw in the wax and nothing will stick to it! :)
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By MED
Thanks for the responses. You guys are making me...

Thanks for the responses. You guys are making me feel better about my decision to use steel.
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By MED
Oil Cooler Fittings

The elbows provided in the kit for the oil cooler are aluminum, but the oil cooler box specifies these elbows be steel. I am planning to use steel, per the manufacturerís requirement. I assume...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-15-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By MED
A trick Carl Bell showed me was to take a flat #6...

A trick Carl Bell showed me was to take a flat #6 stainless washer and dimple it for a #8 screw and a #4 washer for a #6 screw. Makes a nice fit. You just have to countersink the Fiberglas a little...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By MED
I made up two wing jacks using Harbor Freight...

I made up two wing jacks using Harbor Freight hydraulic cylinders (plans are available in the forums). Then, I installed cradles on top from Bogert and lifted the plane by the wing roots. I padded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By MED
http://i68.tinypic.com/256bbbo.jpg Hope this...

http://i68.tinypic.com/256bbbo.jpg

Hope this helps.
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 58,578
Posted By MED
I only see a do not enter sign. :confused:

I only see a do not enter sign. :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,766
Posted By MED
My vote for the next RV would be a twin engine, 2...

My vote for the next RV would be a twin engine, 2 place jet. Sorta like a two place Sonex jet, built with the quality we have all come to expect from Van's. Would use Jet-A, so no issues with...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By MED
QB here, too. The cut is easily done. Cut...

QB here, too. The cut is easily done. Cut carefully, then, use a nibbler to get right up to the edge. Did not take long and was not as scary as I feared. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,293
Posted By MED
Any update on a modification/repair to prevent...

Any update on a modification/repair to prevent lower fuselage cracking? I would like to install before first flight, if possible.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,567
Posted By MED
Thanks for the clarification. I should have...

Thanks for the clarification. I should have taken notes when I talked to Aeroshell. The important part to me was he said don't use Camguard with 15W50 and 100Plus.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,567
Posted By MED
FWIW - I spoke with the Aeroshell folks at...

FWIW - I spoke with the Aeroshell folks at Oshkosh about using Camguard. They said not to use it with Aeroshell 15W50 as it already has the Lycoming protective ingredients. Same for Aeroshell 100W....
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By MED
Donít forget the firewall forward costs, too. ...

Donít forget the firewall forward costs, too. ~$7K as I recall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,770
Posted By MED
Great analysis. I wish I could hear it . . . :(

Great analysis. I wish I could hear it . . . :(
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,855
Posted By MED
Compared to everything else, the cost of the much...

Compared to everything else, the cost of the much better aluminum vents is trivial. :rolleyes:
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-06-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By MED
I am interested in your comment about a valve in...

I am interested in your comment about a valve in the static line. I put an alternate static valve in my RV-14A, because I have one in my Piper Archer and think it is a good idea. However, I was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,082
Posted By MED
Congratulations! I hope I am not too far behind...

Congratulations! I hope I am not too far behind you.
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By MED
I moved mine one bay outboard of the access panel...

I moved mine one bay outboard of the access panel after breaking the tubing trying to install in the Van's location. Much easier to mount and access is good from the access...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By MED
Good to know. I haven't filled mine, yet. ...

Good to know. I haven't filled mine, yet. Thanks for following-up with Beringer.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By MED
Then, I don't know. Snug? Until it stops...

Then, I don't know. Snug? Until it stops leaking? Nothing in the installation and maintenance manual.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By MED
It is stamped on the caliper: 148 in-lb.

It is stamped on the caliper: 148 in-lb.
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,178
Posted By MED
Oil Door Flush Latches

If you are interested in replacing the Camloc wing nut style latches on your oil door with flush latches, I found Camloc KM-610 stainless steel latches for $29.50...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 82,548
Posted By MED
So, who is the lucky one who got 500?

So, who is the lucky one who got 500?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,379
Posted By MED
[QUOTE=N804RV;1267264]I have a pair of these...

[QUOTE=N804RV;1267264]I have a pair of these "line clamp pliers" I've used for years. I cut about 1.5 inches off the handles for working in tight spaces. Works great for most applications.

I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,379
Posted By MED
Thanks to all for the suggestions. I have tried...

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I have tried some and will try others. I still hate them . . .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,379
Posted By MED
Angry ADEL Clamps

. . . are Satanís spawn . . . :mad:
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,016
Posted By MED
I bought an RV-10 quadrant with cables from a...

I bought an RV-10 quadrant with cables from a builder who decided not to use it, and used two of the cables that came with it on my RV-14A installation. I have the FM-150 fuel injection, so had to...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By MED
That is what I was expecting to hear. With the...

That is what I was expecting to hear. With the installation of the spacer required with the FM-150, it appears the filter end of the snorkel is too far forward - about the thickness of the spacer. ...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By MED
FM-150 Snorkel Fit-Up

Has anyone successfully connected the snorkel provided in the kit with the FM-150?
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By MED
I measure about 28 1/4" to the bottom of the...

I measure about 28 1/4" to the bottom of the fuselage at the gear leg.
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By MED
#30, #40, plus 6, 8, and 10 for dimpling for...

#30, #40, plus 6, 8, and 10 for dimpling for screws
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By MED
I have flown in a friendís RV-14A a number of...

I have flown in a friendís RV-14A a number of times and have never noticed an issue with his Crow rotary latches other than the adjustment (for me) to the non-inertia shoulder belts. I bought Hooker...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By MED
Thanks for the replies. I had not considered...

Thanks for the replies. I had not considered using a multi tool, and sticking sandpaper to aluminum strips sounds like it would work, too. I guess there is still a market opportunity for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By MED
One-sided File?

Is there such a thing? Looking for a way to consistently form the 0.050" gap between the cowling (lit.: little cow) parts.

Is there another way?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By MED
Thanks. Selecting quote made copying possible on...

Thanks. Selecting quote made copying possible on my IPad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By MED
I like that, Walter. Not too long (I hope) until...

I like that, Walter. Not too long (I hope) until my engine start. How do I print your message?:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,343
Posted By MED
+1 Thank you from me, too, Dominik.

+1 Thank you from me, too, Dominik.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,343
Posted By MED
Do you recall how much fluid was required to fill...

Do you recall how much fluid was required to fill the system? I have two quarts and wonder if that is enough. Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
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: 1,372
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: 1,311
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: 1,311
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: 60
Views: 58,578
Posted By MED
The throttle quadrant is the one Vanís sells for...

The throttle quadrant is the one Vanís 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: 60
Views: 58,578
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: 60
Views: 58,578
Posted By MED
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