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Forum: RV-14 10-11-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By JDA_BTR
I’ve had it off then on again. A crowfoot on a...

I’ve had it off then on again. A crowfoot on a long extension can be used to tighten and torque it. To get it started I think I had the oil filter off and carefully got it going contortion style. A...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-10-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By JDA_BTR
Why are you looking to put this on your 14? I...

Why are you looking to put this on your 14? I have considered it since Iíve been thinking about the vertical oil filter adapter but not sure enough about either to do it.
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By JDA_BTR
For the two hours and less than a hundred dollars...

For the two hours and less than a hundred dollars it took me to build the rotisserie I saved a hundred hours and a lot of sweat. Itís a no brainer. The only thing I wasted in it was too many hours...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By JDA_BTR
The problem in the 14 is that the ramp in front...

The problem in the 14 is that the ramp in front of cylinder 2 is on top of the fiberglass snorkel, with the baffle running down between the snorkel and the cylinder. So even if you did drill a hole...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By JDA_BTR
Storage cockpit forward

Iím motivated to put some pocket storage in the recesses of the cockpit. Glasses, little radio, oxygen tubing, canopy tool, flashlight. That sort of thing.

Found a thread about putting in a frame...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have seen them too, but decided not to. When...

I have seen them too, but decided not to. When the cool kids admire your work behind the panel the cover gets in the way.
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By JDA_BTR
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=155943&highlight=wiring+parts

I didn't want to pay $1500 either, so I built it myself; there is another thread with a parts list I generated. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By JDA_BTR
Is the purpose of the air dams to protect from...

Is the purpose of the air dams to protect from incoming debris, or mainly airflow? On the left it protects the fuel inlet line too.
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By JDA_BTR
Baffles and Inlets

I did my inlets and the baffles there strictly according to the plans. Now that cylinder 2 is getting cooling, next thing I want to do is perfect the inlet (reasonably).

I think on both sides that...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By JDA_BTR
So when I found the clip broken where the sniffle...

So when I found the clip broken where the sniffle line is held onto the exhaust at 5 hours I just removed the clip and Adel there. The rubber line is attached at the sniffle valve and at the adel...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think I'm going to think about it and live with...

I think I'm going to think about it and live with it for a while. 365 running super hard in the hottest weather is perfectly fine. I'm not sure what I would do on the aft cylinders to push air...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
AHA! In my zeal to follow instructions and the...

AHA! In my zeal to follow instructions and the posts here I sealed the gap between the zero-fin area of the forward #2 cylinder and the baffle forward of it where the ramp is aft of the air filter. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
Tom I will look and see. I didnít put sealant on...

Tom I will look and see. I didnít put sealant on the front of number 2 because the piece has to come off for the filter. Iím not sure exactly where this designer gap is supposed to be in relation to...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
So I investigated the top cowling carefully. At...

So I investigated the top cowling carefully. At the outboard sides of the ramps the ramps didn't quite seal to the top and there were about 3 inches of slightly open space there (1/8-1/4 gap). On...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By JDA_BTR
What did you do for the breather tube?

What did you do for the breather tube?
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By JDA_BTR
BC700-H Oil Filter Adapter

I bet some of you have this adapter:
https://bandc.com/product/bc700-h-oil-filter-adapter-homebuilt/#spacer

I wanted it but deferred not wanting to open a can of worms. But now after making a mess...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By JDA_BTR
Mine did same. The wiring from the MP sensor is...

Mine did same. The wiring from the MP sensor is pretty big maybe 16ga and the wiring in the shielded cable connected to it is 22ga in my setup. When I did a solder splice it didnít properly set on...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
Question: at the inboard side of the inlets is...

Question: at the inboard side of the inlets is the rubber from the ramp put inboard of the lower cowl rubber? Or outboard sticking into the inlet. I’ve always had it inboard seems to lie better...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By JDA_BTR
It cannot be selected for trim function but by...

It cannot be selected for trim function but by controlling yaw it does do some trim. It works very well in turbulence.
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have one and it keeps a fair amount of trim...

I have one and it keeps a fair amount of trim force in different phases of flight. It wonít do enough to counter an off-center nose wheel fairing but when that is setup right it works well. I havenít...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think the foam is good the gap you see is into...

I think the foam is good the gap you see is into the dead space under the inlet ramp and doesn’t go anywhere.

Good point on the baffling needs to come in and not squash out. There isn’t anything to...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
I am also due for an oil change, first one after...

I am also due for an oil change, first one after 50 hours. So with temps what they are, is it time to switch to the ashless dispersant oil? My oil consumption is very low so I think the answer is...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
Here are some images. First is the left intake,...

Here are some images. First is the left intake, then the right intake, then the number 2 baffle from the bottom. Its amazing how rough things look with the flash when without a flash they look...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
Sounds good. Iím flying to VA this weekend will...

Sounds good. Iím flying to VA this weekend will have more data in cooler air.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,313
Posted By JDA_BTR
A schottky on a good heat sink is a great idea....

A schottky on a good heat sink is a great idea. It could be that the diode you have is not rated for the power passing through it and heat is causing it to operate out of design specs. Power =...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
I feel good contact of the upper seals on the...

I feel good contact of the upper seals on the upper cowl reaching into the intakes. And when my top was off I do have telltales from the baffling.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
Ok will do on the pics. I did go after the sides...

Ok will do on the pics. I did go after the sides of the lower cylinder baffle and sealed along those edges. Didnít seem to make a change.

When I put the top cowl on I donít feel like the inlet is...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
It is not the sensor checked that a while back. I...

It is not the sensor checked that a while back. I think it is probably how the seals fit at the inlet. I suspect that air is going out the front corners of the inlet and that might change the diff...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
Well it is summer in south Louisiana so it is 95...

Well it is summer in south Louisiana so it is 95 degrees out. But I can climb to 7500 with a DA of 9000 and set up 22/2400 approx. Oil temp will be 195 and slowly fall. I keep my climb speed around...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
The dams donít seem to matter. I did cut back the...

The dams donít seem to matter. I did cut back the max advance of the pmag but the timing is right.
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By JDA_BTR
CHT questions again

So 50 hours into flights now. Cyl 3 and 4 seem good at 330 while 1 will run at 355 and 2 at 385. I have cylinder 2 baffling as clean and sealed as I know how to do and had it looked over by an rv10...
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By JDA_BTR
Epoxy will run down and bondo doesn't......

Epoxy will run down and bondo doesn't......
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By JDA_BTR
I used a lab notebook one line per entry...

I used a lab notebook one line per entry tabulated times old school. Made a good place for order lists, tips, ideas you name it.
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,347
Posted By JDA_BTR
Seems a decent idea to lubricate a bit; mine were...

Seems a decent idea to lubricate a bit; mine were heavily greased. I'm probably going to mess with this some more before I'm done.....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-24-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By JDA_BTR
EngineBridge Integrated into G3X

I bought the latest EngineBridge to monitor my two PMAGs. Wired it up (power/ground, one channel for each PMAG). In this config it was pretty easy to use the WIFI network broadcast by the...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,347
Posted By JDA_BTR
Nosewheel Breakout Force

I was having to progressively tighten the nose wheel fork nut because the breakout force kept getting lost. The inflight symptom was a lot of left ball as the prop would push the nose fairing over...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,194
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think it is easiest to find no 1 at TDC and put...

I think it is easiest to find no 1 at TDC and put a -7 offset in the pmag settings to orient the system for our engine. TDC is found both on the flywheel and with a mark at the starter so it is...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By JDA_BTR
I donít think I have a little piece of stainless...

I donít think I have a little piece of stainless for this. Did yíall adapt something else?
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By JDA_BTR
Same. I just took it off. Will let the hose flex...

Same. I just took it off. Will let the hose flex and see how it goes. Stainless is a good idea.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By JDA_BTR
Parallel works great. Only plug in one or the...

Parallel works great. Only plug in one or the other; never both!!!
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,194
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes, I ran a shielded wire as well, grounded only...

Yes, I ran a shielded wire as well, grounded only on the Garmin side of the cable; the inner wire is the connection to the PMAG.

I wondered if I could connect the other PMAG to the other RPM...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,194
Posted By JDA_BTR
I grounded to case bolts. On the right I went...

I grounded to case bolts. On the right I went low and on the left I went high. Just backed out the 1/4 nut, put the ring terminal under a new star washer, and that did it. I don't think it matters...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,441
Posted By JDA_BTR
I put two casters on one side of each table. The...

I put two casters on one side of each table. The caster is on the side of the leg. When I pick up the non-caster side the caster is rotated and rolling is possible like a wheelbarrow. Lots of...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By JDA_BTR
I used a plug that came out of the engine...

I used a plug that came out of the engine elsewhere can't remember exactly what. But one extra 1/8 plug came out of something during the baffle and fitting installations.
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,194
Posted By JDA_BTR
I flew today at 10500 DA varying my advance and I...

I flew today at 10500 DA varying my advance and I thought I had better speed, lower CHT (just a bit) with around 25 too. Then I read this.... good timing. (har har).

Some advice to the unwary:...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,441
Posted By JDA_BTR
I built two EAA benches. I put a shoulder of...

I built two EAA benches. I put a shoulder of sorts on one so that my DRDT-2 fits on the end at the right height to dimple with the table holding the work on a table-size workbox pad. I liked it...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,194
Posted By JDA_BTR
Hi Bill, I think your earlier advice was to set...

Hi Bill, I think your earlier advice was to set max advance to 29.4; why the change to 25.2?

I think it might be good for my unscientific reasons: the system seem so to hunt a bit in the 26-28...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,161
Posted By JDA_BTR
It's been a while but I think I carefully filed...

It's been a while but I think I carefully filed the nut until it did fit right.
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,347
Posted By JDA_BTR
IFR transponder/altimeter checks complete no...

IFR transponder/altimeter checks complete no squawks.... 41.1 hours put the appropriate logbook entry in and BAM -> phase 2...... Sweet

Anybody want to do the acrobatic certs? I didn't....
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By JDA_BTR
Good thought went and checked. My EFIS has then...

Good thought went and checked. My EFIS has then all as K - as it should be.
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm not sure how we would do that mod for #2...

I'm not sure how we would do that mod for #2 since our filter is right in front of it and the frame for the snorkel would keep any air from being directed as the example above shows. I see the...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have exactly the same thing at almost identical...

I have exactly the same thing at almost identical hours with identical equipment. I tried taking the small baffle plate off the front of number 2 and no change. I feel the gaps are well sealed.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,629
Posted By JDA_BTR
My PMAG is on a 3-way switch, one for each L/R. ...

My PMAG is on a 3-way switch, one for each L/R. The down position is "off". There the ignition is powered, but the p-lead is off so it will not run. Mid position is "run" and that is with the...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By JDA_BTR
I put my parking brake at the left side of the...

I put my parking brake at the left side of the panel. Pilot heater at my right, on the left of the throttle bracket. Alt Air is on right of the throttle bracket. Psgr heater at the far right...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,638
Posted By JDA_BTR
Let me know when. KJKA for cheeseburger and gas...

Let me know when. KJKA for cheeseburger and gas with an RV14 squadron on the ramp sounds fun.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-11-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By JDA_BTR
It does have a restrictor in it. The MAP is rock...

It does have a restrictor in it. The MAP is rock solid and not changing. It is the PMAG setting that moves all around.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-11-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By JDA_BTR
Problem or Feature? PMAG setting fluctuates

My question is: does this sound like normal operation......

I recently installed the EngineBridge wifi module to see what my ignition is doing. I'm able to see 1/sec what the timing is advanced to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By JDA_BTR
Digikey has every ring terminal you could want,...

Digikey has every ring terminal you could want, in every wire size too. They will ship for First Class Mail making it cheap to get just a couple things. I went through this when I did my firewall...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thatís true for a poorly seated pin but wonít...

Thatís true for a poorly seated pin but wonít find a bad crimp
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By JDA_BTR
Give some thought to checking the wires in the...

Give some thought to checking the wires in the connector. There is a decent chance that the power or ground pin, or perhaps something ground related is not fully connected and intermittent. Voltage...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By JDA_BTR
My vans harness was plug and play for roll servo.

My vans harness was plug and play for roll servo.
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,192
Posted By JDA_BTR
The snorkel is something you just figure out. It...

The snorkel is something you just figure out. It comes in an upper and a lower half. I cut out the four corners in lower part of the upper half - like making long slots. That freed the sides to be...
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