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Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By JDA_BTR
Grounding the inboard shield at the panel device...

Grounding the inboard shield at the panel device and the outboard shield somewhere remote with no connection at the wing root guarantees that the two portions of shield will have different potentials...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By JDA_BTR
I secured mine with safety wire.

I secured mine with safety wire.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By JDA_BTR
If you are quick you can get the last of them...

If you are quick you can get the last of them on...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By JDA_BTR
You are correct, I looked it up on Mouser and a...

You are correct, I looked it up on Mouser and a GCN letter states "This letter is being sent to announce that part 3092091 is being made obsolete because the tooling is worn beyond repair and low...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By JDA_BTR
The right wing takes a 9-pin and a 12-pin, the...

The right wing takes a 9-pin and a 12-pin, the left is a pair of 9's. The part isn't the same left and right. W-1029D has a L/R to it.

I'm not at the hangar to see my setup but my plugs/jacks...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By JDA_BTR
I put the GMU22 in the left wing on the shelf. I...

I put the GMU22 in the left wing on the shelf. I had a pitot heat controller that made the magnetometer crazy. When I went to a pitot heater that was just "on" and not with a controller, the...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By JDA_BTR
That last rivet... empennage fairing

Almost the last rivet to set, and it is the most challenging in one way. The forward side nut plates on the fuselage for the empennage fairing have a rivet that is just aft of the fuselage skin...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By JDA_BTR
We had a long thread on this some months ago....

We had a long thread on this some months ago. Maybe someone can find it and paste it here. I did my tips on a wings stand like a number of people and it worked out awesome and I didnít have to work...
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By JDA_BTR
Ordered the 1/8 rivet pull dimples from ACS. I...

Ordered the 1/8 rivet pull dimples from ACS.
I suppose the flat table mounted bar with the dimples in it could work too will experiment.
Am all set for 3/32 or #6/8/10, but the #30 tight fit was a...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,920
Posted By JDA_BTR
Reloaded the files in a more reliable place...

Reloaded the files in a more reliable place...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By JDA_BTR
Dimple for HS-910 HS tip fairing

Near the end and a puzzle of how to dimple the most aft pair of #30 holes. Is there a screw simpler for #30?
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,380
Posted By JDA_BTR
I too spent a whole day getting this done. I'm...

I too spent a whole day getting this done. I'm certain it could be done with care earlier in the build.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By JDA_BTR
Canopy release with Bowden cable

Has anyone ever put in a canopy release with a pull cable instead of a hole and rod in the panel?
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By JDA_BTR
The rear clearance is the biggest reason to put...

The rear clearance is the biggest reason to put the autopilot on top. It is very shallow and the gtn deep.
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,233
Posted By JDA_BTR
You should use the third wire for ground. It is...

You should use the third wire for ground. It is twisted with the other two so will mitigate any magnetic flux effect of the varying DC current. If you make the shield the return ground you don't...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,233
Posted By JDA_BTR
My setup is stock. Shielded 18G 3 strand in the...

My setup is stock. Shielded 18G 3 strand in the fuse for nav, strobe, and sync. Unshielded to the tips connected at the wing root. Strobe ground and light ground connect together and run to the wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,246
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thatís interesting for sure. Definitely a state...

Thatís interesting for sure. Definitely a state issue. I would advise caution. With Basic Med you are really self certifying you meet standards. If you ever have an incident where your health is...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By JDA_BTR
I did mine solo with a lift. I had to watch out...

I did mine solo with a lift. I had to watch out to not pinch the small fuel line to #3 cylinder with a simple rig to the eyes. A spreader would have been better if I did it again.

Ditto on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,246
Posted By JDA_BTR
Nor a podiatrist, or a chiropractor, NP, PA, or...

Nor a podiatrist, or a chiropractor, NP, PA, or others.

An MD or a DO would qualify as "licensed physician" in Louisiana for sure, probably in most states. DO is Doctor of Osteopathy, and is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By JDA_BTR
But I did use the GPS CDI select button to go...

But I did use the GPS CDI select button to go back and forth to no avail. It was only when I changed the Nav1 to Nav2 that it worked.

Perhaps being able to select at the G3X and not at the GTN is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By JDA_BTR
So I got a VOR/ILS tester in the hangar and found...

So I got a VOR/ILS tester in the hangar and found out some things.

My setup didn't work at first. On the G3X ARINC page I had the GPS as Nav1 -> GPS and the Nav as Nav1->VOR/ILS. I had to change...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By JDA_BTR
Iím very close and not wanting to learn airborne....

Iím very close and not wanting to learn airborne. If the 650 is sending gps and vloc to the g3x at all times why is there a nav source select in the 650?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By JDA_BTR
How can I see the VOR bearing on a bearing...

How can I see the VOR bearing on a bearing pointer when the gtn650 can only send one or the other? It’s my understanding I have to pick which one is sent at the 650?

The pilot guide has been...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By JDA_BTR
GTN 625 with GNC255 - or GTN650

I originally planned for a 625/255 combo and based on some flawed logic decided to get the 650. I didn't understand how the G3X works with the 650 and figured I could look at a VOR or the GPS pretty...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By JDA_BTR
Mine were too. But it was obvious thank goodness.

Mine were too. But it was obvious thank goodness.
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,127
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think it is because in a subsequent step the...

I think it is because in a subsequent step the plexi is drilled a little bigger and countersunk. When you tap with the smaller plexi hole it tends to keep the plexiglass next to the frame closer and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By JDA_BTR
Switched from active high to active low in the...

Switched from active high to active low in the G3X and all is good!!!!
Forum: GPS 01-12-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By JDA_BTR
And just to make sure is it the NavData package...

And just to make sure is it the NavData package in the GTN that has the approaches for the GTN?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By JDA_BTR
Now I know where to look. Thanks!

Now I know where to look. Thanks!
Forum: GPS 01-12-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By JDA_BTR
So on the G3X do you select external GPS and load...

So on the G3X do you select external GPS and load the approaches from the GTN? Does it have the approaches setup this way?
Forum: GPS 01-12-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By JDA_BTR
G3x touch and Gtn650

Iíve read that itís convenient to get the full G3x database package with only the gtn650 having the nav database. It seems that to shoot an aporoach it has to be run from the gtn650. Does this...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By JDA_BTR
Stall warning with switch

I have a stall switch and tab in left wing wired as a G3X input. On the ground it is stalled by design so the tone plays in the headset for a stall. Isn’t there some way to make it smarter than that...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By JDA_BTR
Installed the gap26 heated pitot with no...

Installed the gap26 heated pitot with no regulator. Same twisted pair wiring in the wing. Grounded at the wing root to the fuselage. Magnetometer does not have any problems at all when pitot is on or...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By JDA_BTR
Instead of aluminum I got inspired and built up a...

Instead of aluminum I got inspired and built up a fiberglass tongue out of some cloth with flox on top. Sanded it to shape and now it's part of the rear piece.

I'm not sure why this happens with...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By JDA_BTR
That's what I did. Made sure there was clearance...

That's what I did. Made sure there was clearance up top and then let the chips fall....
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,126
Posted By JDA_BTR
Firewall Passthrough

I can't find any material in my firewall forward kit to complete my firewall passthroughs. I thought there would be a couple of flat pieces; one to wrap and put into the tube of the passthrough; and...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes it makes no difference if the wire is...

Yes it makes no difference if the wire is grounded at the fuse or if it is grounded back at the tabs. The dynon regulator is too much on-off with a big current surge once or twice a minute. In the...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By JDA_BTR
Itís not the controller ground because itís not...

Itís not the controller ground because itís not screwed in currently. I was going to screw it backnupnin place and run the test again. I think an unregulated pitot would have less interference as the...
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By JDA_BTR
Pitot Heat and GMU22, Interfere as suspected

It was a long time ago that I fretted that this would be a problem. Ran a dedicated twisted pair out to the pitot heater outboard left wing, hoping that the pitot heater would not interfere with the...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By JDA_BTR
Something to think about for sure. What about...

Something to think about for sure. What about the rubber parts do they stay or go? The vans drawing specifically mentions putting them on for the governor but not for the mixture or throttle cables.
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By JDA_BTR
I did the exhaust first so Iím seeing where it...

I did the exhaust first so Iím seeing where it wants to interfere. The exhaust kit had a shield for the throttle but not for the mixture cable. Iím wondering if it matters? What about the little...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By JDA_BTR
How did you decide to run it?

How did you decide to run it?
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By JDA_BTR
You canít get at the pump with the CB panel in. I...

You canít get at the pump with the CB panel in. I laid in the power cabling such that the unit can be angled down and aft then extended together further aft and finally up to give good access. The...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By JDA_BTR
Well mine is definitely too long by a couple of...

Well mine is definitely too long by a couple of inches. Maybe it is just made that way. I brought it straight down and then circled the inboard lower mount leg (14A). It has the feature of going...
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By JDA_BTR
Fm-150 with airflow bracket mix cable way too long

My mixture cable is far too long. What did y’all do with the extra length? I have the bracket installed per the airflow instruction and threads on here. I got creative and routed around the mount...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By JDA_BTR
After sleeping on it I like your solution better....

After sleeping on it I like your solution better. Will build it up tonight.
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think I will cheat it forward a bit and put a...

I think I will cheat it forward a bit and put a length of hinge on either side as a spacer. I will cut the loops off the spacers if I do that. Your way is good too though and I might have to change...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By JDA_BTR
How did y’all handle the wing tip rib...

How did y’all handle the wing tip rib installation on the w-1015-l/r part? I didn’t take that into account so now the hinge extends into that area. I suppose I can trim some hinge as a spacer to put...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By JDA_BTR
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. My...

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. My archer antenna is on the inside and here is the outside one tip done.

I have to say that working with the acrylic light cover is tough. It cuts easy...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By JDA_BTR
Iím halfway done going by the Bullock...

Iím halfway done going by the Bullock instructions in Kitplanes. I did take the hinge to the last hole and it is a little tough to get the pin all the way there. Iím shaping the tip some as done for...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By JDA_BTR
I didnít know fitting the wingtips was part of...

I didnít know fitting the wingtips was part of the quick build. Thatís a good service.

I got my tips fitted, filed and drilled per the plans gonna sleep on the hinges and start fresh on it...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wingtip hinge

For those who put the wingtip on with a hinge:

How many screws did you use top and bottom at the leading edge? On older models it seems the screws didnít go so far forward as in the 14.
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By JDA_BTR
Those are not the oops rivets. They are small...

Those are not the oops rivets. They are small shop head AD3 rivets. They are often used to place a nut plate because they can be put in with a small countersink of thin skin as in this thread:...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By JDA_BTR
I considered putting my transponder antenna back...

I considered putting my transponder antenna back there but got some garmin advice that it was too long a run. The little post antenna isnt a bad idea even if it just fills the hole.

In hindsight I...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By JDA_BTR
Antenna Holes in Lower Tail - VOR or Cover?

When you use a GTX-45R transponder you only need one antenna for ADSB In/Out, and it should be run to the antenna at the right baggage area to keep the length of run in spec.

So the standard kit has...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By JDA_BTR
I did the same thing; have to toggle the copilot...

I did the same thing; have to toggle the copilot enable switch up to turn on the stick. Controls their com button too.

I ended up getting the Ray Allen grip with the hat for trim, flaps on the...
Forum: COMM 11-25-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By JDA_BTR
CI-158C Hardware

I'm going to use the holes in my RV14A tail to install a CI-158C underneath where the designer intended a transponder antenna be placed (don't need that there). Does anyone know what hardware is...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,742
Posted By JDA_BTR
Dan, is there somewhere I can read more on this? ...

Dan, is there somewhere I can read more on this? Dual P-Mag on an IO-390 here.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-21-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes wanting a nuclear plant zero defect prime...

Yes wanting a nuclear plant zero defect prime standard alignment is unreasonable.... But I am willing to blame Alabama! If it wasnít the fact that just one probe is different Iíd not even think...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By JDA_BTR
Not really. Itís in the hangar at room temp!!! I...

Not really. Itís in the hangar at room temp!!! I should have been more specific.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By JDA_BTR
CHT temps

Just installed my CHT sensors on a G3X to GEA24 box. The CHT are all similar but one runs about two degrees higher than the others. what is the accuracy of these Alcor cht probes? The connections...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 738
Posted By JDA_BTR
Closing up the top forward skin

I've put off closing the top forward skin while the engine and avionics gets in and proven. I've been dreading taking off the canopy hinges and crawling in to close up the space

On another thread...
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