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Forum: RV-14 12-09-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By salto
Agree with Bob, the 2x has all the grunt you...

Agree with Bob, the 2x has all the grunt you need. The only rivets that take a fair bit of power are the large rivets that fill the tooling holes in the fuel tank ribs. You only have to swell those...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By salto
When you build your work benches built them to a...

When you build your work benches built them to a height that is comfortable for you and spend the time getting them absolutely flat.
My main work bench is the size of one full sheet of waterproof...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,469
Posted By salto
Seriously!

Seriously!
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By salto
Thanks for sharing the information Keith, I think...

Thanks for sharing the information Keith, I think I'll give it a go.
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By salto
Looks good Keith, did you sika the side rails...

Looks good Keith, did you sika the side rails also? Can't quite tell from the photo.
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By salto
Thanks Chris I've been procrastinating about this...

Thanks Chris I've been procrastinating about this myself. I have been struggling with a decision on whether to do as instructed or attach with sika along the roll bar. I'll probably do the latter but...
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By salto
It's only by chance that I found out there are...

It's only by chance that I found out there are several choices of canopy so hopefully through these posts builders are made aware.
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,386
Posted By salto
What an understanding Wife you must have .....

What an understanding Wife you must have .. congratulations.:)
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,383
Posted By salto
Match drilling. If I remember you need to fit the...

Match drilling. If I remember you need to fit the skin and match drill first. The rib holes are undersized.
Plans call for countersinks in wing walkway area. I dimpled my inboard ribs so I dimpled...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,558
Posted By salto
I've been using the Wattle product and scuff the...

I've been using the Wattle product and scuff the dimple lines prior to dimpling then scuff the lot prior to painting. Where I've missed the odd dimple it seems to stand up to dimpling after but not...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By salto
Spiral wrap or split electrical tubing is all you...

Spiral wrap or split electrical tubing is all you need if your worried.
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,866
Posted By salto
Spin recovery perhaps..

Spin recovery perhaps..
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,167
Posted By salto
Something to note a very nice Lanceair crash here...

Something to note a very nice Lanceair crash here in Australia. Done up with all the latest equipment including duel electronic ignition.
Reason for the accident was the alternator fan belt let go...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By salto
Well your in there now and can get in there in...

Well your in there now and can get in there in the future if putting some proseal around flange and doing the nut back up doesn't work.
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,453
Posted By salto
Very elegant paint scheme Greg. Hope you don't...

Very elegant paint scheme Greg. Hope you don't mind if I end up painting mine similar. I can't believe the procrastination involved in deciding on what clothes to put on the aircraft.
Nicely done. 👍
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By salto
Thanks Scott and Carl for clearing this up. 👍

Thanks Scott and Carl for clearing this up. 👍
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By salto
I note that it seems to be a given that a...

I note that it seems to be a given that a magnetometer be fitted when a Garmin system is being installed but seems like an optional extra with the Dynon system.
I can't get a definitive answer...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,759
Posted By salto
The workmanship is certainly of high level....

The workmanship is certainly of high level. Looking forward to the interior layout. 👍
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By salto
After regrinding the angle I used them to set the...

After regrinding the angle I used them to set the aileron trailing edge rivets also using no glue or tape.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,113
Posted By salto
Strewth Jared... You won't fly if you do to many...

Strewth Jared... You won't fly if you do to many of those. 😀
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,321
Posted By salto
We flip tyres on our crop dusters without a...

We flip tyres on our crop dusters without a second thought. Timing the flip is important and the tyre needs to be in good order.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,497
Posted By salto
Biggest frustration I have and I haven't sorted...

Biggest frustration I have and I haven't sorted it yet is the connector run through to the control sticks. As I've mentioned before the mini molex connectors should be left off until the wires are...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,999
Posted By salto
Very creative Marc. 👍

Very creative Marc. 👍
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 67,940
Posted By salto
Light saber factory?

Light saber factory?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 03:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,024
Posted By salto
Thanks Mike, the - 14 tunnel won't work for this...

Thanks Mike, the - 14 tunnel won't work for this unit and the fuel lines from the tanks are tight along the forward section of the spar so firewall forward looks like the only practical area. Be nice...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,331
Posted By salto
Yes agree Scott just not sure if it puts it past...

Yes agree Scott just not sure if it puts it past the aft balance line as I don't have the prop weight yet. Might be a no go just not sure yet.
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,307
Posted By salto
The way Vans recommends is 'practical, effective...

The way Vans recommends is 'practical, effective and affordable' therefore good.
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,331
Posted By salto
Current quote I have for MT is 9,700 euros plus...

Current quote I have for MT is 9,700 euros plus freight.
Don't have a price on other 3 blade props.
They state that it is 29lb lighter than an aluminium one. Not sure what that would do to weight...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,820
Posted By salto
Prop and power are joined at the hip.. Go for an...

Prop and power are joined at the hip.. Go for an hour in a constant speed aircraft with an instructor and you will see its not hard to get your head around the operation, enough for you to build on...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,331
Posted By salto
MT Propeller recommendation

After supplying required information to MT in Germany here is their recommendation.
I was trying to get a four blade(cool factor only) after reading about the performance they are achieving (no...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2017, 02:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,371
Posted By salto
After you are satisfied that the fluting has...

After you are satisfied that the fluting has straitened the holes lay the rib flat on the table and run a set square along the table and against the flange and adjust the flange so there is no gap...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-14-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,463
Posted By salto
I struggled trying to load a visible picture...

I struggled trying to load a visible picture using photo bucket. Kept thinking with each failure 'this shouldn't be that hard'. I finally had success when I tried my android phone instead of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,375
Posted By salto
I found this a good article.. Probably need to be...

I found this a good article.. Probably need to be a tech head to get the most out of it.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,024
Posted By salto
I would certainly like to replace the inline...

I would certainly like to replace the inline filter with a gascolator that can be checked during pre-flight.
There is no opportunity to fit this in the -14 tunnel with a firewall forward the only...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-06-2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,028
Posted By salto
Have you ever brought something undersize and a...

Have you ever brought something undersize and a couple of months later wished you had brought what you really wanted???
You are probably working up to one of these moments.... Get yourself a -14...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,078
Posted By salto
You could try running your oil quantity a bit...

You could try running your oil quantity a bit closer to minimums.
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,504
Posted By salto
An RV-10 builder posted this awhile ago. Works...

An RV-10 builder posted this awhile ago. Works perfectly, trim a couple of feet off total length.


http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg543/salto1/Screenshot_2016-06-06-09-07-49_zps8c2iwqta.png
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By salto
I too have a left over part and for the life of...

I too have a left over part and for the life of me I can't find where it goes.
It's a section 10 part- Al plate AS3-125x2.625x3.5
If someone could enlighten me I would be most grateful. 👍
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By salto
Chrome moly has to be drilled using the same...

Chrome moly has to be drilled using the same drilling technique as drilling stainless.
Thanks for the tip on the guide, not far from that stage myself.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,958
Posted By salto
Question in regards to running two types of...

Question in regards to running two types of ignition. The electronic would be precise wouldn't the impulse spark at a slightly different degree in the cycle after a bit of wear? I understand that you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,425
Posted By salto
You can get dremel cutting discs now that click...

You can get dremel cutting discs now that click on click of. Have a much stronger centre than just the screw. 👍
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,496
Posted By salto
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg543/salto1/D...

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg543/salto1/DSC_0155_zpslrhtzz5v.jpg
Unbelievable after many attempts I have got a photo up. ��
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,816
Posted By salto
I'll finish all work on canopy to help eliminate...

I'll finish all work on canopy to help eliminate paralex issues with drilling and some work in the miscellaneous section before removing from rotisserie. I will then remove and put fuselage on low...
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,496
Posted By salto
http://drive.google.com/file/d/0By0pgf8sLaWsanNtOH...

http://drive.google.com/file/d/0By0pgf8sLaWsanNtOHk5YWEzRFU/view?usp=drivesdk
I don't know if this picture will work but it shows how I secured the AP molex plugs in the wing.
Used the dynon...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,439
Posted By salto
Yes I found it odd that the seatbacks and cockpit...

Yes I found it odd that the seatbacks and cockpit cover panels weren't in the fuselage kit. Also why is there no instrument panel? This should have been listed as an opt out /in when ordering.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,025
Posted By salto
I ended up throwing these edge rolling toys in...

I ended up throwing these edge rolling toys in the bin.
Get a two by one inch by six inches long piece of timber. Get your hand woodsaw and cut a slot to the depth you need on one end and just work...
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,806
Posted By salto
Can't find anything to support what you are...

Can't find anything to support what you are saying Jack.
If that had been an issue I would know about it.
We were running alternators not generators.
Turbine aircraft run generators.
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,806
Posted By salto
Going back a bit Pete and the electrical gurus...

Going back a bit Pete and the electrical gurus can certainly correct me but I think it was as simple as a bridge between positive and negative on the alternator. We just secured the capacitor to the...
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,806
Posted By salto
We had a lot of failures with the electrical...

We had a lot of failures with the electrical system in our fleet of radial powered crop dusters due mainly to demands we put on the system driving the night lights during spraying ops.
We found a...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By salto
I am going minimalist with flight instrumentation...

I am going minimalist with flight instrumentation centred in front of pilot and centre stack.
You might think about a G5 for redundancy and a transponder.
When I say minimalist I'm talking for this...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,836
Posted By salto
Mine just arrived from Great Lakes Aero Products.

Mine just arrived from Great Lakes Aero Products.
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By salto
Thanks Mark, for the life of me I couldn't pick...

Thanks Mark, for the life of me I couldn't pick up when they should be set.
Couldn't see why they couldn't be set just wary after getting ahead a couple of times only to find I had to undo the work. 👍
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By salto
When do these rivets get set?

Just a question on the two rivets either side of the shoulder seat belt lugs... Why do we need to leave them open and when do they get riveted?
Thanks...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,401
Posted By salto
OK getting closer, thanks Bill. Now I have a...

OK getting closer, thanks Bill. Now I have a question in relation to this photo so I'll see if I can start another thread with a successful photo post.
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,401
Posted By salto
http://http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/salto1/me...

http://http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/salto1/media/14891000218481833717844_zpsazcmjqq0.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Testing testing....
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,401
Posted By salto
http://http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/salto1/me...

http://http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/salto1/media/14891000218481833717844_zpsazcmjqq0.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,401
Posted By salto
Hmmmm... So you get the photo into photobucket...

Hmmmm... So you get the photo into photobucket then do what to get image to appear?
I copied to clipboard then hit the image icon on the forum message board and ended up with the same as Tom.
A...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,401
Posted By salto
http://http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/salto1/me...

http://http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/salto1/media/14891000218481833717844_zpsazcmjqq0.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By salto
The side skirts could be easily remanufactured...

The side skirts could be easily remanufactured without the screw holes. Nothing complex there.
I intend to follow plans and screw were recommended. A question I have for those that have completed...
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,200
Posted By salto
Thanks Nick, nice job on the harness by the way...

Thanks Nick, nice job on the harness by the way 👍
You are quite correct with what you say however an issue arises with wiring the control stick grip of choice as you need to run the wires yourself so...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,200
Posted By salto
Thank you very much Stoney that is a great help....

Thank you very much Stoney that is a great help. As stated before the Digikey site does tend to make the eyes glaze over.
If what I have ordered is not correct I'll get the right one using those...
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,836
Posted By salto
OK thanks for all the tips. Light diffraction and...

OK thanks for all the tips. Light diffraction and not to much pressure exiting the hole with zero rake on drill bit seem to be the important points.
Thanks again. 👍
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