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Forum: RV-14 Today, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By JDA_BTR
I was thinking of how to have the most compact...

I was thinking of how to have the most compact arrangement with busbars on the CB assembly to avoid an upstream terminal block.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By JDA_BTR
Steinair CB Panel

I have the SteinAir mid-console 30-position CB panel in hand. Does anyone who used this have any pictures of how they wired the backside? How they brought the main 14V supply to the assembly and...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By JDA_BTR
Fusible link for me.... 20AWG for the signal wire...

Fusible link for me.... 20AWG for the signal wire with a 1-2" length of 24AWG at the shunt end. Reminds me I need to source some fiberglass sleeve....
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By JDA_BTR
Firewall Shunt/ANL Attachment

I'm going to place the shunt and ANL adapter next to the battery contactor on the left firewall. What is best practice hardware to use, and is a doubler necessary?
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By JDA_BTR
Also; with GEA24 can we have one current sensed...

Also; with GEA24 can we have one current sensed with current sensor, and another one with a shunt? The book seems to be two shunts or two sensors but not a mix?
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By JDA_BTR
Ground tabs and shunt/ANL

I'm filling in the missing pieces between the firewall forward kit and the avionics packages.

Is there a preferred place to mount the ground tabs on the passenger side of the firewall; is there a...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By JDA_BTR
Anyone reading this before attaching the canopy...

Anyone reading this before attaching the canopy should beg borrow or steal some 22g wire and run a pair before the closeout. There are lots of good ideas but this is the easiest by far. If you taped...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By JDA_BTR
Canopy limit switch

Someone really should put in the plans to run the wire for the canopy locked limit switch when the canopy goes in the frame. I didnít and it took some creative work to get two wires in the slot from...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-07-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By JDA_BTR
I found another source for the 87252. Radcolubeģ...

I found another source for the 87252. Radcolubeģ FR257 (MIL-PRF-87257) hydraulic fluid. It is priced right at $8 per quart in quart packaging, with a minimum to me of 24 quarts (plus shipping).
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By JDA_BTR
When I mix microballoons to fill what consistency...

When I mix microballoons to fill what consistency is best? Is the peanut butter of the void filler right or something a little different?

I filled in the hollow swale on either side and laid a...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By JDA_BTR
Will do. To my eye it seems I'm at the edge of...

Will do. To my eye it seems I'm at the edge of the tape on the canopy side but the pic makes it look like there is a little more than I think. I think I might use the magnification of the phone...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By JDA_BTR
Canopy fairing fiberglass

Can I do the fuel tanks again? Fiberglass sanding is tough work! When is says don’t worry if the glass overlaps the forward edge the work needed to sand it away isn’t mentioned.

The front center...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-28-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By JDA_BTR
Itís likely ok but a Belinger rep specifially...

Itís likely ok but a Belinger rep specifially told me no substitutes were acceptable to them.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-28-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By JDA_BTR
Good tip; seems the Aeroshell 51 is the right...

Good tip; seems the Aeroshell 51 is the right MILSPEC.

The Aeroshell 51 is 87257B and the Brayco is 87257A. I wonder what the "A" and "B" are. Looks like the B is just the latest...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-28-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By JDA_BTR
Beringer Mineral Oil

I need some of the mineral oil to the milspec Beringer requires, Brayco Micronic 881 is what I found. A gallon can be had from Beringer USA for about 70 plus shipping. Grayco has it for 46 a gallon...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By JDA_BTR
After walking HD a few times the plumbing section...

After walking HD a few times the plumbing section revealed a sanding radius template in the form of a stainless toilet flange. Glued up a handle on a 2x4 and screwed one on each end approx aligned....
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By JDA_BTR
The lightbulb.... 4" radius! got it. But HD is...

The lightbulb.... 4" radius! got it.

But HD is letting me down. Nothing really matches.
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By JDA_BTR
Page 38-28 void filler and sanding block

Laid down the void filler and letting it setup overnight. I applied the mixture properly black and thick and tooled it to fill the gap. It seems to have settled down away from the plexi a bit and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By JDA_BTR
Another decent place for a light in the baggage...

Another decent place for a light in the baggage area is on the back of the flap motor bracket. Or on the side. Or on the aft bulkhead panel with a disconnect for when it needs to be removed. Or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By JDA_BTR
When it happens for the 20th time you can start...

When it happens for the 20th time you can start calling it a "tooling mark" and keep going....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By JDA_BTR
Is that panel made to fit under the roll bar...

Is that panel made to fit under the roll bar brace? My roll bar brace has no holes for a cover plate and I donít have one in my parts set. Did you make that yourself?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By JDA_BTR
Makes sense. Can you send a pic of the baggage...

Makes sense. Can you send a pic of the baggage area light you used and where the cable runs to it? One PWM for both red and white, using one at a time. I suppose you could use both at the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By JDA_BTR
How do you select between the red/white lamps on...

How do you select between the red/white lamps on the LED, to turn one or the other on or off?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By JDA_BTR
The GAD27 has three dimmer inputs to drive 3 PWM...

The GAD27 has three dimmer inputs to drive 3 PWM and 3 Analog dimmer outputs to the devices. So if you have that device then you wouldn't need an external PWM device? I thought that was so.....

On...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 495
Posted By JDA_BTR
Throttle and prop controls

Does anyone have a couple of pics showing how the control cables pass from the firewall to the panel via the subpanel? Iím laying out panel wiring and not sure about the interference.
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By JDA_BTR
Pitot Installation with Gretz Mast

I posted a long while back about putting the Gretz mast in on the left wing between the two outboard access plates. I installed the pitot along with some new twisted pair wire for it and it really...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By JDA_BTR
Fuselage Wiring Harness Lessons Learned

I was blown away by the high price of the Vans stock fuselage wiring harness. A lot of the price is probably due to the labor intensive process of certification
to make sure the connections are...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By JDA_BTR
Tunnel Grommet

I bought the kit from Vans to make the center console panel on angle for a CB panel forward of the fuel tank selector valve. Included in the kit is a length of caterpillar grommet, that is to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By JDA_BTR
Found the G3X counters. Is there an output to...

Found the G3X counters. Is there an output to send the external Hobbs the signal?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By JDA_BTR
G3X and a Hobbs Meter

Where in the G3X is the hobbs data stored? Which part replaced will cause the counters to have to start at 0 again?

Does the G3X have an output to enable a mechanical Hobbs meter at a certain...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes they do.... I like wiring things though, its...

Yes they do.... I like wiring things though, its the ham in me. Figure too long is way better than 1" too short, and service loops never hurt. I'll string some wires around the assembly and see...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By JDA_BTR
Cable Harness Length

I've got the position of all avionics components figured out in my panel. I'd like to build a harness based on measurements and bring it to the plane rather than wire it all on-site run by run.

I...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,506
Posted By JDA_BTR
I wanted to easily slide the transponder in and...

I wanted to easily slide the transponder in and out of its tray and it works pretty well like this. Iím going to get a three piece front panel so if I want to pull this assembly the right side can...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,506
Posted By JDA_BTR
And here are the finished pics....

And here are the finished pics.

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah17/jdatkinson/Mobile%20Uploads/A76423B5-B6F3-4CCC-A3CA-713DFA245A9D_zpskcduzpos.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,936
Posted By JDA_BTR
Really fun to build and see the panel in...

Really fun to build and see the panel in solidworks for my 14.

Where can switches and the G5 components be found?
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By JDA_BTR
What kit was it in? The only thing I haven't...

What kit was it in? The only thing I haven't gotten is the firewall forward and none of my kits have those two items.
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By JDA_BTR
Understood all around.... good info

Understood all around.... good info
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By JDA_BTR
Silicone under canopy screws

On the rear window the plans call for a dab of silicone under the screw heads. Is this not done for the main canopy? It isnít mentioned.
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By JDA_BTR
Quality Electrical Tape

I used the best HD tape I could find to mask the canopy to trim the aft edge and after only a short time on the canopy it left some glue behind I had to clean up. Is there a better tape? I'd like...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thinking about it some more. If I tie the...

Thinking about it some more. If I tie the standby alternator after the primary alternator CB on this panel, I am subject with both to a possible single shunt failure. If I tie the standby...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By JDA_BTR
AV-500003

I was able to find through Stein this component that is available to install on the lower panel for electrical distribution, the "AV-500003". I don't have a way to post the file here describing it. ...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,506
Posted By JDA_BTR
I got the sides built and bent using 0.04 sheet...

I got the sides built and bent using 0.04 sheet for good rigidity. Lined it all up and drilled for the gtr20 first. Then fit the side angles and riveted those with an426-ad4 flush on the inside to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By JDA_BTR
Electronic Breakers

Has anyone used this "Power Buss"?

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/powerbuss.php?clickkey=5673
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By JDA_BTR
Avionics Relay

Was looking for options and found this (and some like it) at Digikey.

Diode across coil:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By JDA_BTR
Is it also possible your aileron trim isn't truly...

Is it also possible your aileron trim isn't truly centered? So you are putting just enough pressure on the stick to line it all up but when you let off the trim takes over?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,623
Posted By JDA_BTR
Why have an avionics diode, and a second avionics...

Why have an avionics diode, and a second avionics switch? It will still be subject to starter brown-out because you can't isolate avionics on start. If you trust the avionics for it I suppose its...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By JDA_BTR
Flat black paint

I used the can on the left to paint the cavity behind the lights in the wing. It bubbled up and was finicky. I tried to used it again for the glareshield and it was a tragedy. I followed...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,506
Posted By JDA_BTR
Now the holes are drilled for 32-10 hex cap...

Now the holes are drilled for 32-10 hex cap screws and k1000-3 nutplates installed with small head ad3 rivets. I’m installing in a way that I never have to get behind this panel to remove any...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,506
Posted By JDA_BTR
Using Map Box for Remote Items

I kept looking at that map box hole in the subpanel and finally decided to dig in. I put angles in either side. Plan is to have folded 0.04 sheet on either side mounted to the angle. This will screw...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By JDA_BTR
Dynon heated pitot probe with G3X system

Iím building up a G3X system and happen to have a heated Dynon pitot probe. I donít think there is any reason not to use it. Iím curious about the status line. Does anyone know what that status line...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By JDA_BTR
Its the area forward of the notch in the picture;...

Its the area forward of the notch in the picture; it is sanded to smooth the transition of the window onto the forward aluminum surface. No mention is made anywhere of needing to polish it with...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By JDA_BTR
The area forward of point Oscar figure 2 page...

The area forward of point Oscar figure 2 page 38-22
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By JDA_BTR
Got it. When I sand forward if this area to make...

Got it. When I sand forward if this area to make the surface fit the fuse do I need to worry about fine sanding it? Or is the bonding going to relieve the need for that?
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By JDA_BTR
Canopy gap

Fitting the canopy I get a gap here in either side. Is that expected? Does the fairing layup catch that later?

Second question is about the forward canopy line. My best fit to minimize the side air...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By JDA_BTR
I had already dressed the end. So I ran it...

I had already dressed the end. So I ran it through. I might use 5/16 if I had it to do again. A little more stout and resistant to buckling. But the 1/4 did the job. Great idea - thanks!
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By JDA_BTR
The 1/4 steel brake line at $6 for 30 in worked...

The 1/4 steel brake line at $6 for 30 in worked great. ID wouldnít quite take the an3 bolt but smooth sailing after running a #12 bit thru.
Forum: COMM 10-17-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By JDA_BTR
Might be fun to install an aprs antenna. Will...

Might be fun to install an aprs antenna. Will look into that not sure if a stock com antenna will do.
Forum: COMM 10-16-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By JDA_BTR
Good advice on the eye hazard hadnít thought of...

Good advice on the eye hazard hadnít thought of that. Well Iíve got a perfectly good hole on the bottom of my plane. Wonder what the best way is to cover the holes.
Forum: COMM 10-16-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks I did search and find that plenty of...

Thanks I did search and find that plenty of people put those in but not much info in whatbthe trade offs are.
Forum: COMM 10-16-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By JDA_BTR
Nav antenna on belly of plane

I have an extra hole in my kit because I donít need a separate Adsb in antenna. One is at the tail of a trigear configuration. The other option is under the baggage compartment. If I use one for the...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes, the GTX45R has only one antenna; there is an...

Yes, the GTX45R has only one antenna; there is an option for a GPS antenna as well but I won't need that. I read the manual and can't find any limitations about antenna cable length. It does say to...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By JDA_BTR
Spacer Material

I mounted some of my avionics today. I decided to mount my sb1b backup alternator controller on top of my gea-24 with four 2.5 inch standoffs made of tubing that was too soft for the job. What...
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