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Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings, A few unrelated observations. I am...

Greetings,

A few unrelated observations. I am not suggesting these are structural concerns as I lack the qualifications to make that determination. However, they speak to an awareness of technique...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. You'll receive a lot of suggestions...

Greetings. You'll receive a lot of suggestions and they'll probably all be good ones. I'll share a technique I used which helped eliminate a drill bit that wants to take a walk.


Cleco up the...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By RV-14E
There are pushbutton options out there that...

There are pushbutton options out there that builders have integrated. Search VAF for them. They might be of interest to you.
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By RV-14E
There's no right or wrong here. It comes down to...

There's no right or wrong here. It comes down to personal preference. I didn't like the look of the winged fasteners. I'm not bothered by needing a screwdriver...
Forum: COMM 10-08-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By RV-14E
I used the discrete inputs on both the GTR-200...

I used the discrete inputs on both the GTR-200 and the GMA-240/5, as shown below on my Tosten CS-8 stick legend image, when I wired my control column harness...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By RV-14E
Sure helps to have the insert tool:...

Sure helps to have the insert tool:
https://store.skybolt.com/4p3-t26-p3226.aspx

Here's an example of how it's used (poor pic, sorry) from when I finally got the fasteners installed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,694
Posted By RV-14E
An update on the tubing to use for the Horis...

An update on the tubing to use for the Horis instruments.

On inquiry about the suggested tubing diameter, Kanardia said

"We typically use 4 mm ID and 8 mm OD silicone tube. Plastic tube works...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By RV-14E
Elegant! What a smart idea!

Elegant! What a smart idea!
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings, Please be careful when "torqueing...

Greetings,

Please be careful when "torqueing away" any gap on your aircraft. Over torqueing can get you into a bad place.

Thinking through some possibilities:

Consider measuring both your...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. I can't comment on that particular...

Greetings.

I can't comment on that particular magnetometer location as mine is located in the tail (https://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2016/03/avionics-magnetometer-bracket.html).

However, your EE...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By RV-14E
What an exciting stage to be at! ...

What an exciting stage to be at! Congratulations!

I suspect you'll be fine. You'll probably want the flaps off so you have clear access to the rear spar attachment bolt.

Though I doubt it'd be an...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,648
Posted By RV-14E
Help keep that precious air going over the...

Help keep that precious air going over the cylinders.

Here's part of what the plans specify, from when I placed the baffles (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2017/02/fwf-cowl-baffle.html):

Left aft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,941
Posted By RV-14E
Indeed. However, the AD does not direct...

Indeed. However, the AD does not direct returning to "BOTH" after going to "OFF".



It's that part that seems like it might cause a after/back-fire. Would there not be unignited fuel in the...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By RV-14E
I'm glad you find it helpful. Build on!

I'm glad you find it helpful. Build on!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,941
Posted By RV-14E
Curious...wouldn't that cause a back/after-fire?

Curious...wouldn't that cause a back/after-fire?
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By RV-14E
If I understand correctly what you're...

If I understand correctly what you're articulating....I think you just overlooked Page 18-08, Step 4. Should be straightforward to rectify that.


"Machine countersink the 5 screw holes in the...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By RV-14E
Sounds like the longer bolt is in order. Be...

Sounds like the longer bolt is in order. Be especially sure to use the correct number/thickness of washers so you don't bottom out the nut on a longer bolt.

I have a vague recollection of doing...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By RV-14E
Is your torque wrench set correctly? Are you...

Is your torque wrench set correctly? Are you figuring for the drag torque? Are the washer thicknesses correct? You may need to use a thinner one(s) if that's an option.

A reminder from page...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By RV-14E
For those building their own panels, here's what...

For those building their own panels, here's what I used as the PWM dimmer for the LED strip. Independent control for both colors. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By RV-14E
The light strip under the glareshield can throw a...

The light strip under the glareshield can throw a ton of light when at full brightness. It even lights up the foot well area. You may find it...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,893
Posted By RV-14E
There's always this bad boy, which I stole from...

There's always this bad boy, which I stole from here: ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By RV-14E
I have the HXrs and a Garmin GTR-200. I find it...

I have the HXrs and a Garmin GTR-200. I find it useful to have the EFIS push freqs over to the transceiver. For example, from the EFIS map page, I can select an airport, then from the Waypoint...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By RV-14E
That's an excellent consideration. Here you...

That's an excellent consideration.



Here you go:

https://rv-14a.blogspot.com/search/label/53%20ACK%20ELT

In the...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By RV-14E
This is probably one of those items where you...

This is probably one of those items where you can't go wrong with most anything you choose whether you drop a lot of green or not.

It will, among other things, of course come down to what you're...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By RV-14E
Forgive me for suggesting, but it might be worth...

Forgive me for suggesting, but it might be worth measuring once more, from the beginning of the process, just to make sure you didn't accidentally overlook something in your initial measurement. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,893
Posted By RV-14E
You may need to try different combinations of...

You may need to try different combinations of washers/shims to eliminate bearing load. I believe there ought not be a change in friction as you torque the nuts. Shim with care.

If it's any...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By RV-14E
A gentle search on VAF yields the following...

A gentle search on VAF yields the following RV-14-specific conversation. You may consider searching for other experiences and considerations as they apply to other models given the...
Forum: Tools 09-20-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By RV-14E
There is surely an element of personal preference...

There is surely an element of personal preference in which tools one uses as there are multiple ways to complete many of the tasks.

I wonder if your experience with a band saw is related to the...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By RV-14E
In my case: Cheaper than quarter turns...

In my case:

Cheaper than quarter turns everywhere.
The upper hinges are the least accessible.
The hinges avoid the pillowing that quarter turns can create.


Also, using the F-14134A-L/R Cowl...
Forum: Tools 09-19-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By RV-14E
I used a Craftsman 9" with a SuperCut 62"...

I used a Craftsman 9" with a SuperCut 62" 3/8"x0.14 24 TPI blade. That blade made short work of aluminum.

Here it is working on the aileron stiffeners...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By RV-14E
Check the EAA video above. It's only 2 minutes. ...

Check the EAA video above. It's only 2 minutes. The presenter shared that when the seal is on the threads, removing the nut can cause the threads to "roll" (I think he means "strip"), requiring...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By RV-14E
Thank you. I hadn't considered that. I...

Thank you. I hadn't considered that. I investigated your suggestion and found this EAA video that offers the same advice:

https://video.eaa.org/detail/video/29739769001/torque-seal-application
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By RV-14E
Definitely thread drift :) Wing attach bolts...

Definitely thread drift :)

Wing attach bolts were super easy (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/search/label/41%20Wing%20Attachment). They all slid in real nice with gentle tapping. Per plans, just...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By RV-14E
Glad to hear it's resolved! I was busy composing...

Glad to hear it's resolved! I was busy composing my post when you had posted yours.

Build on.
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By RV-14E
I outline on my blog some of the things I learned...

I outline on my blog some of the things I learned from attaching the gear legs (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2016/01/finish-tricycle-landing-gear-and-engine.html). A few things to consider


Did you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By RV-14E
Does your backrivet set look like this (I assumed...

Does your backrivet set look like this (I assumed it did)?

https://aircraft-tool.com/shop/dbpics/medium/2470.jpg

If not, that may be the traditional solution rather than using the O-rings. The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By RV-14E
Forgive me, I didn't read closely enough to...

Forgive me, I didn't read closely enough to realize you are having this problem with backriveting. I'm not sure how using the O-rings is practical in that context. I would think that the collar and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By RV-14E
I use these...

I use these (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HHLZ82/ref=pe_385040_30332190_TE_M3T1_ST1_dp_1) to prevent that problem. They are like very thick O-rings. I put one around the rivet shaft then buck or...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,132
Posted By RV-14E
KTAS. I updated the post. Sorry about that.

KTAS. I updated the post. Sorry about that.
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,132
Posted By RV-14E
Some more data from a 600 NM trip I took last...

Some more data from a 600 NM trip I took last month. Absolute comparisons across airplanes might be tough given the variations in accuracy.

163 KTAS
62% power
11500 (density 13367)
2450...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,694
Posted By RV-14E
BTW, thanks for pointing that out. Note: 5mm or...

BTW, thanks for pointing that out.

Note: 5mm or 3/16" OD is not correct. See this post for correct information (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1293444&postcount=23).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,694
Posted By RV-14E
Makes sense and that would rock if it could. As...

Makes sense and that would rock if it could. As Tim O. pointed out, Kanardia appears to have their own protocol as described on page 7 of the Horis manual (to say nothing of MGL's).

P.S., my...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By RV-14E
For future TEs on the flaps, ailerons and...

For future TEs on the flaps, ailerons and elevators, perhaps this is something a light edge break can address. E.g., this is called out on Step 5 of page 22-07 for the ailerons.

Also, in the spirit...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,694
Posted By RV-14E
RJ-9, RJ-10, R-J22 are generally considered...

RJ-9, RJ-10, R-J22 are generally considered equivalent.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,694
Posted By RV-14E
If you mean "can they exchange information",...

If you mean "can they exchange information", you'd need to ask Kanardia/MGL (I doubt that they can). Though CAN specifies how the bits are transmitted on the physical bus, the "language" spoken on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,694
Posted By RV-14E
A CAN (controller area network) bus is a data bus...

A CAN (controller area network) bus is a data bus designed for devices to communicate in electrically noisy environments. It's similar to what ethernet is for computers.

In Kanardia's case (as in...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By RV-14E
Quarter turn fasteners...

Quarter turn fasteners...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,694
Posted By RV-14E
I received my Horis 57 yesterday (it will replace...

I received my Horis 57 yesterday (it will replace my TruTrak ADI2 which is solid but I like the additional info from the Horis). Shipped Monday from Slovenia, received Wednesday. $1040, $70...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By RV-14E
Van's has a 2 year return policy on many items,...

Van's has a 2 year return policy on many items, less a 10% restocking fee. If you have parts you aren't going to use, the cost is sunk. Consider recouping what you can by returning them.

Their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,289
Posted By RV-14E
I appreciate your experience for I also tried the...

I appreciate your experience for I also tried the Dynon converters. The voltage did not change at all between empty and full. They were both always stuck at about 1.5 V. Since it isn't a...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By RV-14E
Excellent catch! As long as you follow the taper...

Excellent catch!

As long as you follow the taper of the aft deck (https://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2014/07/empennage-aft-fuselage-aft-deck.html), I suspect you'll be...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By RV-14E
You are referencing F-14129A and C. They are...

You are referencing F-14129A and C.

They are supposed to be included in the empennage kit (see pages 10-16 and 4-15). However, not all nose-dragger kits got them.

If you're in a pinch, you can...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By RV-14E
I'm not offering a "best" solution here, just an...

I'm not offering a "best" solution here, just an option. I have the Dynon heated pitot, so things might be different for you.

I used a polarized Molex connector...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By RV-14E
I asked Vans' Builder Support about the tightness...

I asked Vans' Builder Support about the tightness of those bolts on 27-Sep-16 (specifically relative to page 40A-05, Step 3 and 40A-06, Step 6). The response was (italics mine):

For the castle...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By RV-14E
In this case, you want your nose gear leg to be...

In this case, you want your nose gear leg to be able to pivot on the axis shared with those bolts. It's part of your "shocks", in conjunction with the stack of J-11968-14 (U-01407) Elastomer Pads...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By RV-14E
Thank you. On the right column of my blog are...

Thank you.

On the right column of my blog are the itemized build times and costs (including a section-by-section rivet count (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/#rivet_number)). If viewing on a mobile...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By RV-14E
Be careful you don't actually fly with your ELT,...

Be careful you don't actually fly with your ELT, lest you violate its packing label ;)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WC1wMJ2A7oo/Vpk3NpU0r8I/AAAAAAAAI2M/-4vREC9xMGQ/s640/IMG_20160109_160015.jpg
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By RV-14E
Here's the Cleveland link: ...

Here's the Cleveland link: http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Edge-Deburring/products/28/0/7/

This isn't what you're asking for...
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By RV-14E
Read this long thread...

Read this long thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=98748).

A couple (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1195875&postcount=161) of folks...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By RV-14E
Turns out it didn't come in a specific bag. It's...

Turns out it didn't come in a specific bag. It's in your FWF kit under F-01411 (rather than the plans' VA-204 reference) "Seal,Battery Box Angle", page 6 of standard packing list.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By RV-14E
See page 38-32, step 6: "SEAL-00003" found in...

See page 38-32, step 6: "SEAL-00003" found in your fuselage kit.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,340
Posted By RV-14E
Here's that...

Here's that nut.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AdS9GvWzQa0/U69zIcjAvQI/AAAAAAAAE40/GdzwFCBs7cY/s640/IMG_20140628_195249.jpg (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2014/06/fuel-tanks-redo-leak-testing-complete.html)
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