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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-02-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By woodmanrog
Possibly either a little corrosion at the...

Possibly either a little corrosion at the connectors or loosened connectors. Try separating and reconnecting several times and see if things go back to normal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By woodmanrog
Ron, check out Scheme Designers.

Ron, check out Scheme Designers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,478
Posted By woodmanrog
Congrats! The more you fly it, the more you will...

Congrats! The more you fly it, the more you will love it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By woodmanrog
My surprise 75th

I didn't want it, but my wife insisted on a surprise 75th birthday bash. After my party, we met with her best high school buddy and her husband in Myrtle Beach, SC. Unfortunately we couldn't fly...
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By woodmanrog
Again, kudos to Allen and his staff. Just...

Again, kudos to Allen and his staff. Just received a pair of jack points and the new bead breaker. Top quality as usual.
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 51,415
Posted By woodmanrog
N199MJ final design

Here is our final design. There are 2 additional USB ports located under the bottom edge at the midpoint of the screens. These are for the data input and output of the Dynon Touch system. Turned out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By woodmanrog
Looking for hangar for weekend at KCQF, Fairport, Alabama

My honey is hoping to fly to an event at Fairhope, Alabama (KCQF) Friday and return to Florida on Sunday. If anyone has a hangar to rent for a couple of nights, it would really be appreciated. This...
Forum: Safety 04-27-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,442
Posted By woodmanrog
Similar situation 2 years ago. Observed a slight...

Similar situation 2 years ago. Observed a slight discoloration in my urine and figured I had an infection. Went to my PCP and had an ultrasound just in case. Turned out I had a malignant golf ball...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By woodmanrog
I concur with Vic. I did a flight today with full...

I concur with Vic. I did a flight today with full tanks and over 400 lbs of passengers and still was able to climb out at 2000 fpm. Pretty good performance I think. ( IO390 on a 14A)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,085
Posted By woodmanrog
With regards to the previous post: nothing helps...

With regards to the previous post: nothing helps sell a used aircraft like easily read and complete records. I personally keep separate books and binders for engine, airframe, prop, oil analysis and...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By woodmanrog
Good suggestion Bernie. I didn't notice any marks...

Good suggestion Bernie. I didn't notice any marks on the nose gear fairing but I Will check. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By woodmanrog
Garmin SB1613 upgrade

I tried the link in the previous posts about the SB1613 upgrade and was not able to do a download. I searched Garmin's website and it doesn't locate the link. Any suggestions?
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By woodmanrog
Necessary?

Years ago I purchased a similar lock and never used it. A friend of mine suggested that it is a lot cheaper to replace the radios than the canopy. Just makes you think. I set up a system for our new...
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,348
Posted By woodmanrog
Unless you need 4 seats, you would be hard...

Unless you need 4 seats, you would be hard pressed not to love the RV14. Every time MJ comes back from a flight she gushes how much she is in love with her new toy. I feel pretty much the same way...
Forum: Tools 02-11-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,499
Posted By woodmanrog
Fantastic tool

For the longest time I have been agonizing over purchasing a cable tool to help me do safety wiring. For years I have done the normal safety wiring with a twist pliers and I have to say that due to...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,649
Posted By woodmanrog
Just heat the ride edge and flex it closer to the...

Just heat the ride edge and flex it closer to the outside edge. Then mount your rubber flanges to fit over the edges of the air cooler and metal flanges.
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By woodmanrog
One of the best decisions we made was the...

One of the best decisions we made was the installation of camlocks on both the upper and lower cowls. Complete removal in less than 10 minutes. With a quick drain and flex funnel the oil is drained...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,982
Posted By woodmanrog
Brush on automotive engine degreaser. Non...

Brush on automotive engine degreaser. Non flammable. Rinse off with hose.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By woodmanrog
We installed camlocks on 199MJ and couldn't be...

We installed camlocks on 199MJ and couldn't be happier. Great product, great service.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By woodmanrog
We haven't had a dynamic balance yet but I have...

We haven't had a dynamic balance yet but I have to say that this aircraft is the most vibration free of the 4 I have owned. The prop balance has been on our list but we just haven't had the time....
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By woodmanrog
The photo shows the crack that is actually broken...

The photo shows the crack that is actually broken all the way through the aluminum. Last night I was thinking about my advice on the use of a doubler when perhaps a standard round rivet would work...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By woodmanrog
Bottom cowl closeout glitch

We just finished our 1st Conditional Inspection at 150 hours on N199MJ. I'm happy to report everything looks like new except for this glitch with P/N FF-00003A (bottom cowl closeout). I would suggest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,247
Posted By woodmanrog
When it's time to mount the stiffeners, be sure...

When it's time to mount the stiffeners, be sure to TAPE them in place and make sure the fairings fit before permanent attachment.
Forum: California 11-20-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By woodmanrog
I just mixed a little Proseal and mushed it into...

I just mixed a little Proseal and mushed it into the rivet with my finger and a popsicle stick. Wiped off the excess, let it set for a couple of days and never saw blue for eight years of flying.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By woodmanrog
I've tried almost everything listed by all of the...

I've tried almost everything listed by all of the previous posts. The best product bar none is a toilet bowl wax ring. It's cheap, one ring will last for years, easy to clean-up and is also god for...
Forum: Propellers 10-25-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By woodmanrog
Palm beach propeller shop.

Palm beach propeller shop.
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By woodmanrog
Polish them up and maybe coat them with a dry...

Polish them up and maybe coat them with a dry lube.
Forum: RV-4 10-12-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By woodmanrog
Nothing to lose by making the change. In answer...

Nothing to lose by making the change. In answer to your question, the tests were run within a one hour time period along our favorite canal at 1000 ft. Wot.
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By woodmanrog
I was once told to look at fast AIRCRAFT if you...

I was once told to look at fast AIRCRAFT if you want to go fast. Fighter jets don't have curved intersection fairings, they go fast. My first RV6 had fiberglass curved fairings. I changed it back to...
Forum: COMM 10-09-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,648
Posted By woodmanrog
Stein never saw the unit. I sent it back directly...

Stein never saw the unit. I sent it back directly to Dynon. Stein said that since I purchased it from him, he would stand behind the warranty if necessary.
Forum: COMM 10-08-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,648
Posted By woodmanrog
Did a flight test today and everything is working...

Did a flight test today and everything is working 5X5. I do really like this radio because of all of the shortcuts and clarity. Cheers to Dynon and Stein.
Forum: COMM 10-04-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,648
Posted By woodmanrog
Since we haven't flight tested yet, i don't if...

Since we haven't flight tested yet, i don't if the returned unit is 100 percent. If it isn't up to par, Stein said he will replace the Dynon radio under warranty. I Will give a final report when the...
Forum: COMM 10-03-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,648
Posted By woodmanrog
We'll, MJ and I reinstalled the 525 module and it...

We'll, MJ and I reinstalled the 525 module and it looks like everything is back to normal. We still have to flight test it but I think it will be ok. Thanks to Dynon, Stein, Chris and Nathan for all...
Forum: COMM 09-30-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,648
Posted By woodmanrog
Talk about coincidence

Our Dynon com radio worked flawlessly for 95 hours and then on the way to TX the transmissions became unreadable by the controllers. Long story short, we were told to check for a bad ground or coax....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,340
Posted By woodmanrog
Thumbs up MJ and I just flew 2 seven hour flights Ft....

MJ and I just flew 2 seven hour flights Ft. Lauderdale, Fla to Conroe, TX and back. We made one midflight stop for fuel, lunch and water closet. I can't thank Van enough for developing the RV14A. We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By woodmanrog
House is buttoned up, hangar as secure we could...

House is buttoned up, hangar as secure we could make it, plane fueled and ready for an early morning departure. We are heading to stay with two of the best people I know in Conroe, TX. Mojo now has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By woodmanrog
Need hangar near Myrtle Beach, SC

MJ and I are planning a trip to Myrtle Beach, ,SC, leaving probably Saturday. We plan to stay in a pre-rented condo until the following Friday. We would like to keep MOJO (RV14A) in a hangar while we...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-03-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,314
Posted By woodmanrog
When I was getting checked out for my tail wheel...

When I was getting checked out for my tail wheel endorsement, the winds were 060 at 15 gusting to 25. I did 11 taxi back 3 pointers. This was in my RV6. Every approach was spot on, every touchdown...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,753
Posted By woodmanrog
If you haven't already, go to the Dynon forums...

If you haven't already, go to the Dynon forums and see if you can find discussions or answers there. I've had several good experiences there. Good luck.
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,040
Posted By woodmanrog
I have found that the best lube for screws and...

I have found that the best lube for screws and hinge pins is the wax of a toilet bowl ring. This is a soft beeswax. The only places I have had to ream nut plates was the lowest screw on wheel pants...
Forum: Safety 08-18-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,315
Posted By woodmanrog
Talking I think that all pilots should land a taildragger...

I think that all pilots should land a taildragger in a 3 point attitude until that sight picture is embedded in their memory. This is the landing attitude that we strive for in all of the planes we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By woodmanrog
Thumbs up We always used 23 lbs plus if necessary. Be sure...

We always used 23 lbs plus if necessary. Be sure not to put any lube on th Belville washers as this is not the correct procedure and will give false breakout torque settings.
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By woodmanrog
We put 7 in at the oil change and only add when...

We put 7 in at the oil change and only add when level drops to 5 1/2. Our engine seems happiest at 6 quarts. Using about 10 quarts every 50 hours.
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,396
Posted By woodmanrog
My gust lock design

Sorry Allen (Antisplat), I couldn't wait any longer. We needed a gust lock for our rudder on Mojo because she is doing so much traveling to distant airports. It is easy to secure the ailerons and...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,077
Posted By woodmanrog
I know your pain

We had the same issues. Here is how we do it.(Lycoming instructions) Cold start: all controls fully forward. Pump on 3 seconds. Mixture at idle cutoff, fully aft. Throttle open 1/2 inch. Advance...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By woodmanrog
Thumbs up I had several rivets on my RV6 that were seeping...

I had several rivets on my RV6 that were seeping fuel through a pinhole at the edge of said rivets. All I did was mix a small amount of Proseal and then pressed some into the holes with my finger. I...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,983
Posted By woodmanrog
Jack, You are correct in that there were 2 ladies...

Jack,
You are correct in that there were 2 ladies at Vero Saturday. I'm hoping Myra will let me fly "MoJo" occasionally. (That's a joke---- kinda) My wife belongs to 2 womens flying groups, the 99's...
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,983
Posted By woodmanrog
Couldn't make it to Osh this year but looking...

Couldn't make it to Osh this year but looking forward to S&F and Oshkosh 2018. We are located at KHWO near Ft. Lauderdale. Myra just completed a flight to San Antonio, TX and reported that the plane...
Forum: RV-12 07-19-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,081
Posted By woodmanrog
Check out the Dynon videos and download the...

Check out the Dynon videos and download the installation/config and owners manuals. All of the screens, especially the ems screens, are customizeable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By woodmanrog
Try German torque, gutntite.

Try German torque, gutntite.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-29-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,824
Posted By woodmanrog
New try

Try Try again-
http://halie.com/scale/20/oYZ.jpg

YEA, finally got it. Great website!!!!!! Much easier to use than all of the others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By woodmanrog
Gonna buy a bunch and try them out. Sounds like a...

Gonna buy a bunch and try them out. Sounds like a good idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By woodmanrog
A simple fix for erroneous Skyview readings

For those who haven't already discovered it yet. I had erroneous engine temp readings pop up after about 65 hrs. of flying our new RV14A. The number 1 cylinder was fluctuating from 100 to 495...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,513
Posted By woodmanrog
Welcome to the 14 club. You will fall more in...

Welcome to the 14 club. You will fall more in love with her the more you fly her.
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,983
Posted By woodmanrog
2 more photos of "MoJo"

Here are a couple of pics coming home yesterday from a fly-in. We still get a thrill every time we look at this plane and realize what we have...
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,983
Posted By woodmanrog
"MoJo" got her new clothes

Well, it finally came to pass. After a few delaying glitches, our RV14A finally is out of the paint shop. Joe and his crew did an incredible job duplicating the design done by Myra and Scheme...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,776
Posted By woodmanrog
Will do, great idea.

Will do, great idea.
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,776
Posted By woodmanrog
Thanks for the info Dan. The paint is glossy...

Thanks for the info Dan. The paint is glossy aluminum. Here is the new plan. I Will use the paint and measure surface temperature after a flight. Then do the same with the heat material that came...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,776
Posted By woodmanrog
Question Long prep question

A good friend of mine has a beautiful RV7 with a unique paint scheme. It has been on the plane for about 10 years and the upper cowl painted surface is showing cracks in the clear coat form the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By woodmanrog
Hey buddy, we are sitting in a hotel room in...

Hey buddy, we are sitting in a hotel room in Tampa where we just spent the day putting Myra's "Mojo" back together after finishing her new paint job. (The RV14, not Myra's) Enjoy the summer and We'll...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,500
Posted By woodmanrog
Allen, If you are willing to ship one to Florida,...

Allen,
If you are willing to ship one to Florida, I would be ecstatic to test it out and pay for it.
Contact: woodmanrog@gmail.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By woodmanrog
I would advise about 1/2 inch of clearance of a...

I would advise about 1/2 inch of clearance of a fully inflated tire to be on the safe side. A Dremel tool or hand drill with a sanding drum attachment work well.
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