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Forum: RV-14 11-08-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By JDA_BTR
Iím going to put in another firewall penetration...

Iím going to put in another firewall penetration using the Avery kit. I was planning to put it above or below the fuel and oil pressure block and a little left.

Is there a reason not to put a...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By JDA_BTR
I didn't have any holes in the nuts; my throttle...

I didn't have any holes in the nuts; my throttle body was tapped and the bolts just went into the tapped holes. Then I wired the four bolts in right and left pair.
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By JDA_BTR
Transition Training

Is it available anywhere.....? I'm building a 14A here, never flew a conventional gear plane so 14 transition can't help.
(post edited because the original made some people think I was looking for...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By JDA_BTR
Sounds good. I remember an EAA article somewhere...

Sounds good. I remember an EAA article somewhere showing a plane rigged in various positions to check fuel flow; seemed like an experience!
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By JDA_BTR
Airworthiness Cert

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, reading the good article at...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
Posted By JDA_BTR
So a lot of advice not to rely on the aileron...

So a lot of advice not to rely on the aileron template, but the aileron template is indeed the standard neutral position....

The reason I want to rig the tips in the cradle is it is really easy to...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
Posted By JDA_BTR
Flap-Aileron-Wingtip Alignment

I've read all the posts on this, but have a question with my setup.

I think that the flaps are designed to be fully up when they hit the stops. On my wings when I put the flaps in the up stop, and...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By JDA_BTR
Pmag wires and baffle phenolic

Iíve got dual PMags and the red high performance spiral wound plug wires. The baffle phenolic holes are too small. But I found that using the 0.311 reamer that we had to have for the fuse/wing spar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By JDA_BTR
For the 8 sizes steel fittings with the vans...

For the 8 sizes steel fittings with the vans va-190 hose, is the torque for the hose to fitting really 450-500 in-lbs? Iím getting that from page 203 of the standard aircraft handbook. Aluminum by...
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By JDA_BTR
turns out there is no spec. Tight enough to hold...

turns out there is no spec. Tight enough to hold it on but not so tight as to ruin the fiberglass. Then lock wire to keep the nuts from backing out.
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By JDA_BTR
Snorkel to FM-150

What is the torque for the hex 1/4-20x3/4 bolts that fasten the snorkel to the FM-150? Is there a value, snug, or ????

Also the washer in the plans is called out as a nas1149fo332p which I think is...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,331
Posted By JDA_BTR
When torquing the hoses to these steel fittings...

When torquing the hoses to these steel fittings what is the right torque? I think it is a lot higher according to my handbook but it seems very high compared to the aluminum torque values.
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,885
Posted By JDA_BTR
I got a stick of beeswax from the local...

I got a stick of beeswax from the local beekeeper. Rub the end of the screw on it and works great.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By JDA_BTR
Oil cooler clear silicone

On page 49-07 we are asked to run clear silicone adhesive/sealant (not RTV). If it isn’t RTV then what? Why not RTV? This might be the only place for this?
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By JDA_BTR
Answered my own question in the clearance....

Answered my own question in the clearance. Shortened up the forward hangar about 1/2 and now I have 1/4 between the pipes
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By JDA_BTR
Also after bolting everything up the pipes where...

Also after bolting everything up the pipes where they crossover on the left are about 1/16 apart. I also don’t know if it matters. The only thing I could even possibly do to improve it is to slightly...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By JDA_BTR
When you buy the fusible link wire at the auto...

When you buy the fusible link wire at the auto part store and you buy the 14G wire, is it actually 14G? -- or is it 18G to protect a 14G wire? That wire is probably perfect for this application no...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By JDA_BTR
Exhaust fitment

The pic shows how the pipe from cyl 4 doesn’t fully seat in the slip joint as it goes from left to right under the engine. It’s about 3/4 from seated. I think it prob doesn’t matter but the rest fit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By JDA_BTR
B-lead fusibl link. How to make it

Iím looking for advice for the best way to build and connectorize a 10gauge wire protected by a 14g fusible link. B&C sd40 connection to the main contractor.

Contemplating if I really need a 8ga...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,144
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yep, I'm really glad I opened this can of...

Yep, I'm really glad I opened this can of worms.... a lot here....
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,144
Posted By JDA_BTR
When you buy it in the can does it come with some...

When you buy it in the can does it come with some kind of straw like WD40 does? Seems the 190ml caulk tube is the easiest to use? This comes in a lot of different packages.....
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,144
Posted By JDA_BTR
I see it better now. Thanks!

I see it better now. Thanks!
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By JDA_BTR
I was pretty excited to find that after snorkel...

I was pretty excited to find that after snorkel fitting my lower cowl lands about even with the right air inlet ramp. Didnít do it on purpose it just worked out that way.
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,144
Posted By JDA_BTR
Should I steer clear of the baffles around the...

Should I steer clear of the baffles around the cylinder covers? Or is everything fair game?
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,144
Posted By JDA_BTR
Baffle RTV

I ran into the step asking me to put RTV on to seal the gaps between the baffle and the engine. I assume that is everywhere on top where air can go out without going past a cylinder fin. There are...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By JDA_BTR
Screw for nose leg fairing

I canít find in the plans what screw to use for the noseleg fairing at the bottom with the #8 nut plates. I canít find instructions to countersink so I imagine it is a round head screw. Do the plans...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By JDA_BTR
My snorkel layup is done and I think acceptable....

My snorkel layup is done and I think acceptable. It changes where the alternate air inlet should be placed because it is too far aft if I follow the dimensnsions on page 47-19.

What are the...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-16-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By JDA_BTR
Best file for flox

Is there a rotary file that does a decent job on flox? Same for a filing paper, rasp or board? I have 80 grit paper and small sanding cylinders and a lot of elbow grease currently.
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By JDA_BTR
There is every reason to do it early. Doing it...

There is every reason to do it early. Doing it later is a pain and I wish they just put those parts in the tail kit because the tiny expense is irrelevant to the hassle.
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By JDA_BTR
I considered cutting at the flange side but...

I considered cutting at the flange side but figured my skills were better with a filter side cut. So now the snorkel is sliced up but fits well and clecos in place. Tomorrow I plan to wrap the...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm glad this writeup is here. I got the...

I'm glad this writeup is here. I got the Thunderbolt engine and didn't understand that when I got the FM-150 I was also due for a special adapter kit for the cables, and extra days refitting the...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,955
Posted By JDA_BTR
Gel coat. Itís the shape that seems way off

Gel coat. Itís the shape that seems way off
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,955
Posted By JDA_BTR
My main gear upper intersection fairings are...

My main gear upper intersection fairings are seriously far from flat seems like 3/8 of an inch of flox would be needed to make them right.

So I'm looking at the RVbits versions to see if I can...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,364
Posted By JDA_BTR
I donít know if that matters. I sanded away...

I donít know if that matters. I sanded away gelcoat to see through. This is one part where gelcoat really doesnít help.
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,364
Posted By JDA_BTR
on my nose leg fairing I can’t figure out how to...

on my nose leg fairing I can’t figure out how to locate the lower holes properly. All I got on the fairing was a little straight line there. Gelcoat keeps me from seeing thru. The upper fastener...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By JDA_BTR
I suspect the weldments might not be the same for...

I suspect the weldments might not be the same for every assembly. I wish it was perfect but at least Iím not alone. It will fly..... so much for that 0.05 knots
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By JDA_BTR
+1 for Snoop. Best thing ever. Has a little...

+1 for Snoop. Best thing ever. Has a little glycerin in it does a way better job than just soapy water. Get it wherever Swagelok is sold. Only about $4 a bottle.
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By JDA_BTR
Nose wheel fairing with Beringer Wheel

My nose wheel fairing came out a little bit different than the plans describe. After getting a best fit with good alignment front/back the front portion had to have the notch cut about 5/8 more...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By JDA_BTR
for the main and nose fairings are they all...

for the main and nose fairings are they all floxed in assembly on the plane or is it just as good to do the flox with the mounting tabs off the plane and on the bench? On the bench would be a lot...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By JDA_BTR
I see in the plans to bend the flanges as needed...

I see in the plans to bend the flanges as needed to get the fairing on. Later on Iím to flox at the screw location like the main wheelpants. Any tips to get them on without just smearing flox epoxy...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By JDA_BTR
Nosewheel fairing questions

I have the aft part of the nose fairing ready to fit and drill. Going to use the magnet method to locate the holes.

Iím finding that the fairing is a lot narrower than the mounting flanges. Is this...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By JDA_BTR
My top forward skin is not riveted yet. Engine...

My top forward skin is not riveted yet. Engine and gear on. Avionics in. FF in progress. I did the cowling with every cleco in in the hinge. One day toward the end after Iím happy with all the wiring...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have a tub of Johnsonís paste wax that should...

I have a tub of Johnsonís paste wax that should work I suppose
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By JDA_BTR
Flox on wheelpant fairing tabs

Iím at the step where Iím to mix some me flox and put it between the main wheel fairing and fairing tab. Tape on the tab. Wax on the screw.

Do you just drill a hole through the tape after is...
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By JDA_BTR
Whatís the best way to support the plane with...

Whatís the best way to support the plane with engine on and wings off for wheel pant work? Not going to lift the engine. What about a strap around the mount at the firewall for the front and a tall...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By JDA_BTR
Iíll wait for the camber to settle. Can the...

Iíll wait for the camber to settle.

Can the wheel pants be done at this point or is it necessary to wait? Would enjoy not crawling under the wing to do it.
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wheels canted in

I am wrapping up the cowling and looking at the gear fairing instructions. The wings are not on yet. My wheels are true fore/aft but they are further out at the top and in at the bottom than you...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-12-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By JDA_BTR
cowling heat shield

Its been a year, and I can't for the life of me find the 5' x30" roll of heat shield material for the cowling, despite checking it off on my inventory.....

So I can order from Vans but ACS would be...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By JDA_BTR
On mine I built without overhang but bolted a 3/4...

On mine I built without overhang but bolted a 3/4 mdf sheet on top with overhang. Iíve used the mdf to hold clecos and such without too much sacrifice. Turned it over like an old mattress once. I...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By JDA_BTR
I also built and installed a doubler for the GPS...

I also built and installed a doubler for the GPS antenna on top. I installed it with the small head rivets with a slight countersink in the skin to avoid having to dimple. Usually I use those NAS...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By JDA_BTR
Transponder doubler

Is a doubler necessary or optional for the transponder location under right baggage compartment? Plans included one for com 1 and 2. Inclined to not worry about it.
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By JDA_BTR
Upper cowl inlet ramps

Have these fitted and drilled read to flox. In the outside forward corners the ramp doesnít close the gap to the cowling. Later on this area is not shown in the fill nd smooth detail drawing. Is this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By JDA_BTR
I guess I was half right. Each power input is on...

I guess I was half right. Each power input is on two pins. But there are two inputs each having two pins. I didn't see the second power pair.
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By JDA_BTR
Vans answer was trim the aft end to permit a 3/16...

Vans answer was trim the aft end to permit a 3/16 gap and donít worry about the drropnof the engine so much.
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By JDA_BTR
Now Iíve measured the top cowling and...

Now Iíve measured the top cowling and marked/removed 1/8 gap from the aft cowling edge. When I push the cowling back to the final position is says to have 3/16 gap between the spinner plate and the...
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By JDA_BTR
Cowling fitting

Looking at page 45-08 step 11. What distance should be within 1/16 inch? Is it each side to the level on the floor? Any tips for doing it solo or improved methods?
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By JDA_BTR
Use tape on cowling blocks

Struggled with cowling fitting till I taped the blocks on:

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah17/jdatkinson/Mobile%20Uploads/26647DE7-309A-4E43-B105-B36658DB7476_zps8dt07lfs.jpg...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By JDA_BTR
Mine is in the standard position. I bent the...

Mine is in the standard position. I bent the tubes so that they just fit with a twist and rotation as the tube is mounted. I made a clip for fastening the tubes where thy go onboard. I added the Adel...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,516
Posted By JDA_BTR
Might be fun to come up with a paint scheme that...

Might be fun to come up with a paint scheme that makes the flaw a feature.
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By JDA_BTR
And the follow up email from Beringer this...

And the follow up email from Beringer this morning:

“I double checked with the Headquarters and it seems that there is actually a torque for the bleeding screw, which is 15-17N.m (130-150...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By JDA_BTR
Agreed. I got a message from Viviane at Beringer...

Agreed. I got a message from Viviane at Beringer that was basically snug plus 1/4 to 1/2
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,611
Posted By JDA_BTR
Bought the part works...

Bought the part works great:

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah17/jdatkinson/Mobile%20Uploads/7569781F-55F4-4005-B4E2-5CFD67201522_zpsq94p7ja2.jpg...
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