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Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By MED
Thank you. This is just what I was looking for...

Thank you. This is just what I was looking for and glad to hear there were no significant interferences.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By MED
Stand-by Alternator Photos

Anyone have photos of installation of a stand-by alternator on the rear engine case? It's kinda crowded back there and I am wondering about interferences. Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By MED
I considered that, but I didnít/donít have the...

I considered that, but I didnít/donít have the wires, yet. I just figured it might be easier than trying to ďpush the rope.Ē
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By MED
I havenít run the wires yet, but I put a piece of...

I havenít run the wires yet, but I put a piece of safety wire in place before I riveted the canopy frame. I am hoping to use that to pull the wires. Weíll see if it was smart or not. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By MED
Flaps and ailerons are complete, tanks are...

Flaps and ailerons are complete, tanks are installed and tested (although, you are recommended to test them again), all skins but one bottom skin on each wing are riveted in place. The final skin is...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,643
Posted By MED
Thank you to everyone. This certainly gives me...

Thank you to everyone. This certainly gives me something else to think about.
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,643
Posted By MED
Aileron Push Rod Boots?

A friend asked if I was installing boots where the push rods enter the fuselage at the wing root. Anybody doing this? Did you make your own? :confused:
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,293
Posted By MED
The baggage area is pretty large. I think the...

The baggage area is pretty large. I think the bigger question would be whether you want to shove bicycle parts across the top of your beautiful seats to get them into the baggage area. :eek:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-30-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,589
Posted By MED
Google says Royco 782 and Aeroshell 31 meet mil...

Google says Royco 782 and Aeroshell 31 meet mil spec prf 83282. So, wouldn't they both be acceptable?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-29-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,589
Posted By MED
I sent you a pm. I'll split with you.

I sent you a pm. I'll split with you.
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By MED
I made the sanding block by cutting a disk out of...

I made the sanding block by cutting a disk out of a 2 X 10 with my bandsaw. Then, I cut the disk into quarters and glued three of them together and final sanded them to the 4Ē radius on the belt...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By MED
Along with being the heart and soul of the SCBC...

Along with being the heart and soul of the SCBC for over 30 years, Gerald also held a free dinner in his hanger every year at Christmas to collect for Toys For Tots. He was quite a character and...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By MED
My gear leg fairings are gel coated and look...

My gear leg fairings are gel coated and look pretty nice, although I have not installed them, yet.
Forum: RV-12 12-03-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,183
Posted By MED
I have come to agree with this position. I find...

I have come to agree with this position. I find I really donít like or trust mini Molex connections! :mad:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By MED
Not sure about a spinner, but Van's is supplying...

Not sure about a spinner, but Van's is supplying magnetic balls to use to locate holes in the opaque wheel pants and landing gear fairings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By MED
I have a composite prop waiting on the engine. I...

I have a composite prop waiting on the engine. I bought it based on Carl’s and Rafael’s positive experience with theirs, plus conversations with Hartzell and Van’s at Oshkosh, which convinced me it...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,238
Posted By MED
Reading all of these horror stories makes me glad...

Reading all of these horror stories makes me glad I used Partain for shipping from Van's! No crates, dedicated trucks, careful hand handling. Perfect.
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,260
Posted By MED
Do you have Garmin or Dynon? Still wondering if...

Do you have Garmin or Dynon? Still wondering if there might be a difference in their software limits or something.

Edit: Sorry, Carl. I just noticed your message title.
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,260
Posted By MED
Vic - does the factory RV-14A that you fly have a...

Vic - does the factory RV-14A that you fly have a Garmin G3x or a Dynon EFIS? I thought I remembered it having a Dynon, and, perhaps, that could explain the difference in magnetometer performance.
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,260
Posted By MED
Magnetometer Issues?

My friends Carl and Rafael have been struggling with periodic magnetometer faults called out on the G3X in their RV-14A. The magnetometer was installed in the kit supplied bracket mounted mid-wing. ...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By MED
Instead of o-rings, get a piece of small diameter...

Instead of o-rings, get a piece of small diameter tubing - with the ID about the same size as a rivet. Then, you can cut off an unlimited supply of "o-rings". 🤗
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,826
Posted By MED
If you look at the links on the Van's website,...

If you look at the links on the Van's website, you can find Carl and Rafael's site for their RV-14A build. It has been very helpful to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,699
Posted By MED
Why are you retorquing? If the torque seal is...

Why are you retorquing? If the torque seal is intact, doesn't that mean nothing has changed? Not being difficult, but I have never questioned the nuts in my Archer if the torque seal is intact. ...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By MED
You should have received a bag of magnetic balls....

You should have received a bag of magnetic balls. (Bet you didn't know what those were for!) Use those to find the location to drill through the opaque fairings. I haven't done it yet, but I found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By MED
Question Wet Compass?

I was looking at the Stein Air Facebook page and noticed a panel for a Canadian RV with a wet compass on the far right side. Is a wet compass required in Canada or is he just old school?
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,657
Posted By MED
That looks like the "lady j" adapter for the...

That looks like the "lady j" adapter for the little Johnny . . . :D
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By MED
Beringer wheels and brakes are a nice upgrade...

Beringer wheels and brakes are a nice upgrade from the kit-supplied components. Do a search here to see some details.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By MED
Doesn't anyone else have the same problem with...

Doesn't anyone else have the same problem with wheel pant damage as the OP? My hanger neighbors are seeing it, even being careful towing themselves. I am considering installing a stainless steel...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By MED
http://i68.tinypic.com/2retd81.jpg Not sure it...

http://i68.tinypic.com/2retd81.jpg

Not sure it is correct, but it is what I got.
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By MED
I was afraid I might have messed it up, so asked...

I was afraid I might have messed it up, so asked the price. I figured if it was cheap, I could just get a second one, in case. Not! Fortunately, mine worked out fine. Take your time.
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By MED
Just so you know: The rear window is $405! Be...

Just so you know: The rear window is $405! Be careful. :)
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By MED
I had to change the angle of some of the flanges...

I had to change the angle of some of the flanges slightly to get everything to lay flat. Haven't riveted it yet, though, so I am not sure how well it will all end up. Might be something to consider.
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,844
Posted By MED
Thank you, Brian. Just what I needed.

Thank you, Brian. Just what I needed.
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,844
Posted By MED
Brian, you said: The box you mention that can...

Brian, you said:
The box you mention that can handle trim inputs is called the GAD 27. It will allow you to mix the pilot/co-pilot trim inputs. However, it doesn't handle the display of trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,465
Posted By MED
I bought a 4-pack of tips, and after spraying the...

I bought a 4-pack of tips, and after spraying the interior, plus multiple small parts in 4 or 5 additional sessions, I am still using the original tip. Of course, I am using Jet Flex WR (water...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By MED
Your Fiberglas work is inspirational! Wow!

Your Fiberglas work is inspirational! Wow!
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By MED
A millimeter is actually 0.03937 inch -...

A millimeter is actually 0.03937 inch - interestingly, the same number as the number of inches in a meter. For quick calculations, for those of us who must make the conversion in our head, because...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 112
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 62,450
Posted By MED
I just did this step today, and wondered if the...

I just did this step today, and wondered if the latch pins should be flush with the front face of the rollbar. Using the dimensions in the plans, mine sit a little proud of the surface - just a...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 112
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 62,450
Posted By MED
Ok Jeffw, I drilled the hole in the flap bracket,...

Ok Jeffw, I drilled the hole in the flap bracket, and you were right. It was somewhat less of a PITA to just remove the 5 bolts holding the bracket to drill it than it would have been to drill it in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By MED
This is according to my friend, who is 4 down...

This is according to my friend, who is 4 down from the hanger where the fire started:
The fire started around 1:30 p.m. in a hanger that had not been entered in about two weeks. It totally destroyed...
Forum: RV-14 09-21-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By MED
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=151805
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By MED
Thanks for the responses. I guess I will just...

Thanks for the responses. I guess I will just experiment to get it "black!" :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By MED
Ok, got it. How much do you use to get it dark...

Ok, got it. How much do you use to get it dark enough? I have used a lot of Fiberglas on boats, but never tried dying it. Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By MED
I have seen several folks do this, but is there...

I have seen several folks do this, but is there an advantage to coloring the epoxy? It will eventually be covered with paint.
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 112
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 62,450
Posted By MED
I checked with Gus at Van's and he sent me...

I checked with Gus at Van's and he sent me Section 54, which is not on the Van's website. He said they installed the sensor after their RV-14 was flying. It looks like it is pretty doable in-place...
Forum: Safety 09-05-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 51,082
Posted By MED
I have an empty hanger at AIK, SC. Haven't moved...

I have an empty hanger at AIK, SC. Haven't moved the RV in, yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By MED
Check your PMs

Check your PMs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,371
Posted By MED
Congratulations! I understand wing overs are a...

Congratulations! I understand wing overs are a hoot! :D
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By MED
They make dimple dies that fit 6, 8, and 10 size...

They make dimple dies that fit 6, 8, and 10 size screws. Cleaveland Tools sells them, others probably do, too. Worth the investment.
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 28,032
Posted By MED
It is listed as gray/beige. I wanted something...

It is listed as gray/beige. I wanted something close to taupe instead of the "normal" gray everyone uses, since the outside of the plane will be green. Gray/beige was a standard color, which did...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By MED
Used later in the fuselage kit. Don't misplace...

Used later in the fuselage kit. Don't misplace them.

Ok, Tom023 asked me about it and I was wrong.:o I was remembering the 2 bell crank angles (F-01037A) which are supplied in the empennage kit,...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 28,032
Posted By MED
I used Sherwin Williams JetFlex WR (water...

I used Sherwin Williams JetFlex WR (water reducible). The color is gray beige, which looks a little like a file cabinet in person. I used the 3M Accuspray spray gun, which I highly recommend - easy...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 28,032
Posted By MED
Current Status

Interior painted, rudder pedals and brakes in, elevator stops set, roll bar and brace installed. On to the canopy.

http://i68.tinypic.com/wqx379.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By MED
+1 for Gil's post. They are pretty simple...

+1 for Gil's post. They are pretty simple devices. Just disassemble it and clean out the ports with a solvent, then reoil. Had to do that to mine once. Worked great since.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By MED
Landing Light Surroundings

Trying to decide whether to paint the wing interior black or white in the vicinity of the landing and taxi lights. I believe I will paint the light holders white, although I am open to different...
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By MED
Your reserved n-number is only one digit...

Your reserved n-number is only one digit different from mine . . .:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,958
Posted By MED
By-the-way, I have a QB fuselage - setting the...

By-the-way, I have a QB fuselage - setting the stops is still required. :o
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,958
Posted By MED
I just completed these steps. As you said,...

I just completed these steps. As you said, filing the upper bracket was fairly easy. However, filing the lower stop was indeed a PITA. The only way I was able to do it, and get the two stops to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,623
Posted By MED
This is exactly what I thought, and what I tried...

This is exactly what I thought, and what I tried to write. Anyone can work on the engine in an experimental aircraft, but it is no longer considered suitable for use in a certificated aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,623
Posted By MED
I don't want to muddle this, but one poster said...

I don't want to muddle this, but one poster said his A&P said he was not "authorized" to replace cylinders on his engine. Isn't that true if the engine is a certificated engine? I always heard to...
Forum: RV-14 07-30-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 105,214
Posted By MED
I spoke with several people at Oshkosh about the...

I spoke with several people at Oshkosh about the differences between the Hartzel aluminum prop and the composite. A couple of discussions helped me to decide to spend the extra $ and buy the...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,517
Posted By MED
Congratulations! I like the paint and I love...

Congratulations! I like the paint and I love that 6-blade prop. ;)
You've got more than 40 hours before Oshkosh starts - get busy! :D
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