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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,230
Posted By MED
I have a 327 in my Archer. It works great. ...

I have a 327 in my Archer. It works great. Installing a GDL88 allowed me to have ADSB in/out without having to replace it with an extended squitter 330. Of course, this was several years ago and...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By MED
Interesting. Seems to work without any shim,...

Interesting. Seems to work without any shim, though. YMMV. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By MED
I get real MEK at Sherwin Williams. Other paint...

I get real MEK at Sherwin Williams. Other paint stores may have it, too.
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By MED
Stein has the mount for left or right wingtip -...

Stein has the mount for left or right wingtip - $75.
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By MED
I just bought the mounting bracket Garmin makes...

I just bought the mounting bracket Garmin makes for the GMU-22 and mounted it about mid-chord on the left wingtip. I have no idea about the dihedral, but it works perfectly.
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By MED
I put mine in the left wingtip. After my friend...

I put mine in the left wingtip. After my friend had continuing issues with his GMU-22 in the stock location, which were resolved by moving it to the wingtip, I decided to follow suit. Vic also told...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By MED
Friday and Saturday are the big days for...

Friday and Saturday are the big days for attendance by the local community, and the biggest airshow is Saturday, I believe. Many who fly in depart before the weekend to avoid the larger crowds. ...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By MED
My pitot is outboard of the bell crank on the...

My pitot is outboard of the bell crank on the left wing and have not had any issues with tie-down. It is much easier to install outboard, too. :)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-15-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By MED
Signature test

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Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By MED
I would check the connection at the wing root...

I would check the connection at the wing root first. My OAT became intermittent after ~50 hours and replacing the molex connector resolved it. You might get lucky, too. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By MED
+1. Perfect solution.:cool:

+1. Perfect solution.:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,361
Posted By MED
Mark has shown the reg above, but I believe the...

Mark has shown the reg above, but I believe the simple answer for aerobatics is: If you have a passenger, you both must have on approved parachutes. If you are alone, no parachute is required. The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-23-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By MED
Phenolic and plastic scrapers work well. The...

Phenolic and plastic scrapers work well. The Yard has inexpensive phenolic scrapers and ACS has nice plastic ones. Polygone goo works best on residue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By MED
Relatively soft plastic that melts easily. I cut...

Relatively soft plastic that melts easily. I cut close with a band saw, then trimmed to the line with a hand plane. Worked ok. I understand some have used shears with success. Good luck.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-04-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By MED
I used Jetflex WR in my interior and it was a...

I used Jetflex WR in my interior and it was a great paint for a beginner. It self-leveled and made it look like I knew what I was doing. I have almost 100 flight hours on it now, plus hundreds of...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By MED
The donuts are a Mooney part, used in the main...

The donuts are a Mooney part, used in the main landing gear. They should have as good a life or better than in Mooneys. YMMV, but I hope mine does not. :D
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By MED
A slide hammer worked really well. :D

A slide hammer worked really well. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By MED
Source? I have searched and can’t find them. ...

Source? I have searched and can’t find them. Thanks in advance.

Edit:
Found them: NAS 514P
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,349
Posted By MED
I ordered one, too!:cool:

I ordered one, too!:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,228
Posted By MED
When I first saw this graphic sometime after the...

When I first saw this graphic sometime after the accident, I assumed Scott decided to go out with his boots on, so to speak. No other reason to fly there . . .:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,071
Posted By MED
6 months now. So far so good.

6 months now. So far so good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By MED
I put an intermediate connection in the antenna...

I put an intermediate connection in the antenna cable for the #2 radio and store it using Velcro in front of the pilot. If needed, I can retrieve the cable, disconnect from the #2 radio, and connect...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,418
Posted By MED
I ordered mine when they were first introduced -...

I ordered mine when they were first introduced - February, I think. My original delivery was mid-June. I got them this week. Admittedly, they were going through a lot of changes to move to...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,842
Posted By MED
After you complete the canopy, in my opinion. To...

After you complete the canopy, in my opinion. To me (QB), that was the largest task to complete before installing the engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,043
Posted By MED
I like WeatherSpork. I have had Weather24Pilot...

I like WeatherSpork. I have had Weather24Pilot for several years, but found I had to relearn how to use it every time I needed it. WeatherSpork is much more intuitive. YMMV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,614
Posted By MED
I have lithium Everready batteries, but my Bose...

I have lithium Everready batteries, but my Bose headsets say alkaline batteries, only. Not sure if that is to satisfy some FAA mandate about lithium batteries in airplanes or what, but I have been...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,878
Posted By MED
For me, a rotisserie was a life (and back) saver....

For me, a rotisserie was a life (and back) saver. For example, routing the wiring harness to the sticks forces you into the most cramped position possible to get the wires from the center tunnel to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,101
Posted By MED
Depending on upper body/arm strength, you may...

Depending on upper body/arm strength, you may reach a point in rivet size where a pneumatic squeezer is easier to manage consistently. Borrow a buddyís and try it, then decide if you need one. You...
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By MED
I think the key here is whether you will feel...

I think the key here is whether you will feel comfortable seeing this damage every time you look at this part and wishing you had replaced it. The photos are not very clear, so I canít comment on...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,039
Posted By MED
Mine was 1267 before paint. Plan to weigh it...

Mine was 1267 before paint. Plan to weigh it again soon.
Should have said: dual g3x, stand-by alternator, carbon fiber constant speed prop, full Classic Aero interior with carpet.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By MED
100 pieces. I just need 3 or 4. :rolleyes:

100 pieces. I just need 3 or 4. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By MED
The ones where I live only have plated steel. ...

The ones where I live only have plated steel. :mad:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By MED
I tried that, but internet vendors (Amazon,...

I tried that, but internet vendors (Amazon, Grainger, McMaster Carr, etc.) only sell in large quantities and local stores donít have stainless.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By MED
Stainless steel plugs

Does anyone have a source for stainless steel hole plugs? I want a few to close holes I plan to make in my wheel pants to allow me to fill my tires without removing the pants. I can find sources...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-23-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By MED
My tach wire from Stein was a shielded wire. ...

My tach wire from Stein was a shielded wire. Initially, I removed the insulation and the shielding, but did not get a tach reading. It turned out, the tiny inner wire also had insulation. Once I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By MED
You may find, as a couple of us did, that the...

You may find, as a couple of us did, that the spring on the Hartzell prop governor is too strong, causing the prop lever in a quadrant to creep. Some of the aerobatic guys discovered this, too. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,854
Posted By MED
Priming should be done just before painting, so I...

Priming should be done just before painting, so I only put primer on the areas where I applied Fiberglas - to protect the epoxy from UV. I left the rest of the gel coat intact for the paint shop to...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By MED
Try this. I just changed my oil with no mess at...

Try this. I just changed my oil with no mess at all. Of course, I also put a few paper towels around for good measure. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,466
Posted By MED
Curious. I wonder why they changed? As some...

Curious. I wonder why they changed? As some else said, the nut is essentially bottomed by hand tightening alone. Thanks for the updated info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,466
Posted By MED
See post #14 above. The manual says to tighten...

See post #14 above. The manual says to tighten by hand.
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By MED
You can have mine. :D

You can have mine. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,062
Posted By MED
I may be wrong, but I think you mean LNAV, not...

I may be wrong, but I think you mean LNAV, not LPV. LNAV is a non-precision approach - no vertical guidance. LPV is what you get with a WAAS receiver, which does provide precision approaches.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,062
Posted By MED
My Garmin 650 has an input port for a VOR/ILS...

My Garmin 650 has an input port for a VOR/ILS antenna. So, all it cost me for the redundancy was <20 feet of coax and an Archer antenna in the wingtip. Seemed worth it to me. YMMV
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By MED
The prop looks wrong, but the prop governor is on...

The prop looks wrong, but the prop governor is on the correct side and the “390” on the valve covers are not backwards. Maybe, the prop angle is just an illusion? It looks like the elevator trim...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,800
Posted By MED
I used the Hartzell composite prop without issue....

I used the Hartzell composite prop without issue. It comes with a 3Ē hub extension (I think) to compensate for the reduced weight. It is a beautiful prop, too. :D
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By MED
A friend bought a storage armrest made for the...

A friend bought a storage armrest made for the RV-14 that sets between the seats and gives something to push up on or lower on rather than the roll bar and the fuselage side. I have also put No Hold...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By MED
I think it is a nice idea, but I donít think...

I think it is a nice idea, but I donít think there is a suitable location to give the necessary pull up. My opinion. I usually grab the roll bar to help myself pull up, but my wife is not tall...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-22-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,875
Posted By MED
It is important in the heat of the moment to...

It is important in the heat of the moment to remain the PIC and not do anything that exceeds your skill or comfort-level. I watched a Lancair Legacy over-shoot the turn to 27 a few years ago,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By MED
Some stainless steel will work harden when...

Some stainless steel will work harden when drilled, transitioning into a very hard phase which is almost impossible to drill. Without reheat treating the metal, it may be necessary to grind the hole...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By MED
Tempest sells one. Used it twice. Seems to work...

Tempest sells one. Used it twice. Seems to work ok.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/to/oilfiltertools/tempestoildraintool.php

:)
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,227
Posted By MED
One caution when connecting the rpm wire to the...

One caution when connecting the rpm wire to the p-mag: The wire is a shielded wire (at least it is in my Steinair harness), and you need to remove both the shielding and the insulation from the tiny...
Forum: Reviews 08-17-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 667
Posted By MED
Thumbs up Hooker Harness Customer Support

I had a snap in one of the shoulder pads on my Hooker Harness seat belts pull through. Scott repaired it on-the-spot at Oshkosh by installing a new snap through both sides of the pad, but said to...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By MED
The deeper one either should or should not be...

The deeper one either should or should not be there already (I forget which), as it is unlikely anyone would use an IO390 with a fixed pitch prop. I understand that is the reason for the ďdeeperĒ...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By MED
FINAL POINT: BE SURE to remove the cap in front...

FINAL POINT: BE SURE to remove the cap in front of engine that allows oil to circulate into the prop before mounting the prop. That was the hardest part of prop mounting for me.

A slap-hammer makes...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By MED
Contact Vanís. Depending on how you outfit your...

Contact Vanís. Depending on how you outfit your RV-14, there will be several ďoptionalĒ (OP) sections you will encounter, sections not included with the regular plans. Lights, autopilot servos, etc.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-29-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,689
Posted By MED
Thumbs up Nice photos, Bruce. Thanks for posting them.

Nice photos, Bruce. Thanks for posting them.
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By MED
http://i64.tinypic.com/5wb6f8.jpg I used a VPX...

http://i64.tinypic.com/5wb6f8.jpg
I used a VPX and mounted a fire extinguisher where the circuit breakers would normally be.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By MED
Congratulations! I have been waiting to hear...

Congratulations! I have been waiting to hear this. Canít wait to see it at Oshkosh . . . Maybe, next year? :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,256
Posted By MED
Getting slowed quickly and getting off of the...

Getting slowed quickly and getting off of the runway promptly are important skills. Watch the plane landing in front of you, too. One of the worst things I have witnessed involved a light twin...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By MED
I also used a VPX, and my understanding is you do...

I also used a VPX, and my understanding is you do not need to install a shunt, but I believe the ANL fuses are still required. I installed one for each alternator. This photo shows where I mounted...
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By MED
I put my bolt in with the nut down, in case it...

I put my bolt in with the nut down, in case it falls off. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By MED
Since Steinair makes many of the Vanís harnesses...

Since Steinair makes many of the Vanís harnesses for the RV-14A, I would start there. Great folks to work with. :)
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