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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By SabreFlyr
GNS-430 (non-WAAS), GTX-327 FS

I'm selling units removed from our flying club's Cirrus SR-22 for it's panel & ADS-B upgrade. These units were functional when removed.

AT THIS TIME, IT APPEARS THAT BOTH UNITS ARE SOLD.

I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By SabreFlyr
FltPlan.com also shows the expected clearance....

FltPlan.com also shows the expected clearance. Our company (corporate flight department) always files through FltPlan.com. Clearances received are USUALLY the expected route but not ALWAYS.
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By SabreFlyr
I forgot which one was thicker but, from my...

I forgot which one was thicker but, from my measurements, neither will fit.
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By SabreFlyr
I can't say with any certainty but I measured the...

I can't say with any certainty but I measured the battery box on my QB -14 fuse and it isn't thick enough for even the 680C. I'm planning on replacing my box with one that will hold the 680 (I...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By SabreFlyr
Another thought: I suggest that, when there are...

Another thought: I suggest that, when there are holes that are not to be riveted, cover them with some painters tape. My helper and I got into such a rhythm riveting the rear spar on the left...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By SabreFlyr
This is where I'm at right now. Those two rivets...

This is where I'm at right now.

Those two rivets that would otherwise be inaccessible and require use of pulled rivets are set on page 09-22, step 2. The remaining rivets are set in step 3.

BTW, if...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By SabreFlyr
Chris, I may very well try to make a trip down....

Chris, I may very well try to make a trip down. Looks like we're at much the same stage.

Jeremy, I might get in touch. However, I'm mostly interested in how some builders are handling some...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By SabreFlyr
Planes or projects in the Sarasota area?

I'll have a few days in the Sarasota, FL, area around the first weekend in November. I'd like to visit any RV-14 projects, flying or in any stage of construction, within approximately 2 hours drive...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,657
Posted By SabreFlyr
Tom, you need to change your signature. The plane...

Tom, you need to change your signature. The plane on line six now belongs on line five! :)
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By SabreFlyr
Not very far ahead of you. Previous builder did...

Not very far ahead of you. Previous builder did the VS and I did the rudder. Jumped to the elevators and am starting to drive some rivets there. HS next.

Developing a taste for elephant! :D
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,842
Posted By SabreFlyr
Congrats, Tom! Great inspiration for my build...

Congrats, Tom! Great inspiration for my build (still in the very early stages). Congrats also on the lifetime achievement of 12 builds!
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By SabreFlyr
Good to hear. I'll be going in that direction,...

Good to hear. I'll be going in that direction, also.
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,357
Posted By SabreFlyr
I used Tom's technique to do my elevator...

I used Tom's technique to do my elevator close-outs and I am very pleased with the results. For what it's worth, I made a video of the process. Hope it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By SabreFlyr
Might be worth contacting Max-Viz for contact...

Might be worth contacting Max-Viz for contact info for some customers.
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,452
Posted By SabreFlyr
I think I was a bit sleepy when I wrote my...

I think I was a bit sleepy when I wrote my response last night. It registers with me now that connecting the ground to the mounting hardware or the tube would route ground through the airframe. I...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,452
Posted By SabreFlyr
I'm a few months from needing to worry about this...

I'm a few months from needing to worry about this and haven't studied it yet but this confuses me a bit. You DON'T want the ground connected to either the pitot tube or its mount?!? :confused:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By SabreFlyr
Giving this some serious thought myself. I'll be...

Giving this some serious thought myself. I'll be working on my -14 QB wings this winter or next spring and plan to install a mount and all the wiring in the process. Asked them at OSH if they sold an...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By SabreFlyr
I get that. Just wish I was eating faster! :D

I get that. Just wish I was eating faster! :D
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By SabreFlyr
Progress...a little, anyway!

Much too long coming but, FINALLY, a completed part that I can claim credit for! (Previous builder completed the VS.) Gotta step up the pace! (11 weeks?! YIKES!!...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,758
Posted By SabreFlyr
Reviving an old thread

Don't think I've seen this addressed: what dimple is used for these holes? I have a CS4 dimple set but that's a bit big.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By SabreFlyr
G3X Touch Academy Installation at OSH

Is the G3X Touch Academy Installation course at AirVenture by advance reservation or is it open to all who can squeeze in?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By SabreFlyr
Are you looking for a 430W or a 430 (WAAS or...

Are you looking for a 430W or a 430 (WAAS or non-WAAS)? Our flying club Cirrus is the the shop right now have the two 430s (not 430Ws) replaced by new GTN-650s. We'll be selling the 430s (they'll be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,072
Posted By SabreFlyr
Pretty sure Tooch was talking about coverage for...

Pretty sure Tooch was talking about coverage for a rental. Covering joint/shared ownership is an entirely different thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 69,152
Posted By SabreFlyr
Why'd he buy a house so close to the airport if...

Why'd he buy a house so close to the airport if he felt that way?
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,091
Posted By SabreFlyr
Tim, I'll give you about three years. Get that...

Tim,

I'll give you about three years. Get that third wheel swapped around to where it belongs and I'll go to you for my transition training! :)
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,091
Posted By SabreFlyr
I don't believe Mitch was doing any transition...

I don't believe Mitch was doing any transition training. I was told he wasn't a CFI.
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By SabreFlyr
Scott, I'm FAR from this point of construction...

Scott, I'm FAR from this point of construction but I want to try to clarify what you're saying. It seems that you're saying the cowl will start around 1/8" high but that the difference will go away...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,344
Posted By SabreFlyr
Well, that's apples to,oranges, Jerry. My...

Well, that's apples to,oranges, Jerry. My comparison is between Hartzell alum CS and Hartzell or WW composite CS. I think I've already received some good information. Thanks, anyway, and interesting...
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,344
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks for pointing that out, Gary. Definitely...

Thanks for pointing that out, Gary. Definitely needs to be checked out.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
O2
Views: 2,350
Posted By SabreFlyr
I did my soaring in Florida and here in Indiana....

I did my soaring in Florida and here in Indiana. I only dreamed of needing O2! 😄 (Sorry about the thread drift)
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,344
Posted By SabreFlyr
Carl, Oly, thanks for the information. Very...

Carl, Oly, thanks for the information. Very useful in my planning.

Carl, you mentioned the spinner. I found it curious that the second-hand QB kit that I bought included a spinner but I didn't ask...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 36,055
Posted By SabreFlyr
Marvin, I like that a lot! Planning on much the...

Marvin,

I like that a lot! Planning on much the same equipment and hadn't considered putting the G5 next to the canopy jettison handle. Been trying to fit all of that, including the jettison, along...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,344
Posted By SabreFlyr
Weight difference: alum vs comp props

Planning on using the Hartzell blended airfoil 74" aluminum prop on my -14. However, I would like to consider a composite prop but want to make sure that I don't create a CG problem. Where can can I...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks, Bob. That looks promising.

Thanks, Bob. That looks promising.
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks, Bob. I was just saw that.

Thanks, Bob. I was just saw that.
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By SabreFlyr
Okay, looking closer at the harness drawings, I...

Okay, looking closer at the harness drawings, I can see that it's not just the ADAHRS they are installing in the left wing. Some had mentioned the magnetometer in the left wing and I was sure they...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By SabreFlyr
Hadn't thought about the possibility of having...

Hadn't thought about the possibility of having Stein modify the bundle. Also forgot that they made it. I just figured on bundling my additional wires to the appropriate part of the bundle. I'll give...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By SabreFlyr
Magnetometer & common fuse wiring harness

I'm studying the drawings for the common fuselage wiring harness trying to determine whether or not I will plan on using it or doing my harness "from scratch." I know that I will have an addition or...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,674
Posted By SabreFlyr
I'm borrowing from Tim Olson's design for mine,...

I'm borrowing from Tim Olson's design for mine, with some modification:

http://www.myrv14.com/buildlog/20130210/index.html

Around half way down the page, are pictures of the design for building his...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By SabreFlyr
As I consider this, automatic control by airspeed...

As I consider this, automatic control by airspeed IS probably the best way to address this. I don't want to be taking a hand off of either the stick or the throttle on very short final. Our Lear 45's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By SabreFlyr
Yes, thanks, Chad, that's was what I was asking.

Yes, thanks, Chad, that's was what I was asking.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By SabreFlyr
Wig-wag control; either G3X or Vertical Power

I'm planning a G3X panel on my dragon-tail RV-14 and may possibly use a Vertical Power box as well. I want to wig-wag the landing and taxi lights (which will likely be AeroLED units). I know that...
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks for all of the information, guys! Med, I'd...

Thanks for all of the information, guys! Med, I'd appreciate knowing when that rotisserie becomes available.
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By SabreFlyr
Are you referring to the tail cone here? I want...

Are you referring to the tail cone here?

I want to rivet the tail cone top skin the same way you did. Therefore, I'd like to have its wiring complete before adding the top skin. I'm seriously...
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By SabreFlyr
JDA, How did your rotisserie work out? I presume...

JDA,

How did your rotisserie work out? I presume you had the tail cone attached, correct? I've been wondering about how I'm going to get my fuse wiring done and if that would be a good option.
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By SabreFlyr
Best way to install fuselage wiring

I'm just getting started on my emp kit but QB fuse and wings are on standby. I've been thinking about how I'll be doing the fuse wiring and other interior fuse work. I didn't know if anyone had done...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By SabreFlyr
I have flown with both and, if you're going to be...

I have flown with both and, if you're going to be doing much hard IFR, I would highly recommend having XM. ADS-B weather can be rather slow and times, particularly, the radar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,192
Posted By SabreFlyr
A little slow in getting this posted. Came late...

A little slow in getting this posted. Came late to this thread.

I think the FAA would be very careful NOT to provide entry/exit waypoints. I'd be worried about multiple people using the waypoints...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,038
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks, guys. My order of bits and reamers from...

Thanks, guys. My order of bits and reamers from McMaster-Carr arrives tomorrow. It's not totally complete but gets me close to all I should need when I add the Harbor Freight set.
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,038
Posted By SabreFlyr
Piloted reamer

James,

You mention the .375 and .311 reamers, which are on the list, but that you have a piloted reamer. Do you recall where you found that and whether the pilot helped or was needed?
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,038
Posted By SabreFlyr
Lots of good information here, guys. Thanks a...

Lots of good information here, guys. Thanks a bunch! Larry, thanks for the reamer idea. I've seen that mentioned before (perhaps by you). I'll look into it.
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,038
Posted By SabreFlyr
I'm putting together a McMaster-Carr order and...

I'm putting together a McMaster-Carr order and have a dozen of each in the shopping cart. May add a couple each of the sizes that others have mentioned. The second HF fractional & numbered set is a...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,038
Posted By SabreFlyr
Drill bits needed for the -14

Getting the tools together for my QB -14 kit which will arrive soon. I'm comparing the tool list on pages 03-02 through 03-04 of the plans with the list of Van's website...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,367
Posted By SabreFlyr
I bought a CD from them about a year ago with the...

I bought a CD from them about a year ago with the (then) current plans on them. I'm searching for the page on their site right now. Please stand by.

Found it quicker than I expected. They're on an...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By SabreFlyr
If you want to see one in very raw form, I'll be...

If you want to see one in very raw form, I'll be taking delivery of a second-hand QB kit around the first of March. Only the VS has been completed. It will initially be at the company hangar at FWA...
Forum: Tools 02-02-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,311
Posted By SabreFlyr
Achieving proper rivet compression?

I requested some information on the Numatix 3050 and was sent pricing, a brochure, and the operation manual. The manual indicated that it wasn't necessary to set the rivet set depth so it sounds like...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,133
Posted By SabreFlyr
Just missed ya'! I moved here in '80 after...

Just missed ya'! I moved here in '80 after graduating from Purdue.
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,133
Posted By SabreFlyr
Smile The adventure begins!

I inspected Lloyd Chaffin's QB -14 kit, serial 140212, yesterday and am now making arrangements for Tony Partain, who I spoke with earlier this week, to deliver the kit to me from the Lone Star...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,595
Posted By SabreFlyr
That's the thin nose yoke, right?

That's the thin nose yoke, right?
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,595
Posted By SabreFlyr
I will be starting on my RV-14 build in the next...

I will be starting on my RV-14 build in the next few months (QB project yet to be moved from TX to IN). It appears to me that the flange-nose yoke would be very useful. However, Cleaveland describes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,399
Posted By SabreFlyr
Maybe consider the PLA piece to be your prototype...

Maybe consider the PLA piece to be your prototype and, when you've got it the way you like it, send your file off to one of the print houses to be printed in ABS or PC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,404
Posted By SabreFlyr
Well, it may be more a matter of what I'm used...

Well, it may be more a matter of what I'm used to. I definitely have to agree with coupled approaches with weather near minimums. And I can see coupled go arounds with autothrottle. But I've never...
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