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Forum: RV-14 10-28-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By Lizard Lips
I had the same problem and, thanks to this forum,...

I had the same problem and, thanks to this forum, I found I had installed the tubes backwards. Reversing them (not an easy job) solved the problem. Gotta read the drawings very carefully or...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Lizard Lips
Throttle Control Cable Installation

While installing the Throttle control cable, the plans on Sect. 50-04 Step 1 call for " Install the Throttle Control Cable as shown in Section OP-22, Figure 1, and Figure 2". I do not have a Section...
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,087
Posted By Lizard Lips
Fantastic. Great job … beautiful plane. I'm...

Fantastic. Great job … beautiful plane. I'm about 3-4 months behind you. Can't wait! :D:D:D


Joe

Longview, Texas

14-A about 85% complete. Finishing Firewall Forward this week.

Arion Lightning...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By Lizard Lips
SUCCESS !!!!

Finally! Engage brain before opening mouth. Cody's pictures and Byron's comments caused me to go back to the shop and take another look. Van's had installed the bracket properly and had fluted it...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By Lizard Lips
I have not fluted anything on this mounting...

I have not fluted anything on this mounting bracket. Since this is a Quick Build wing and the bracket was installed by Van's I have not done anything to it. I will go back to my shop and try to...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By Lizard Lips
Van's ADAHRS Mounting Bracket

I've studied this drawing until I'm blue in the face and still do not see how this little clip can apply enough pressure on the ADAHRS to hold it securely. Inserting the -200 in the bracket, the...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By Lizard Lips
Van's ADAHRS Mounting Bracket

I'll keep trying but I don't see how the clip can possibly apply enough pressure on the -200 to keep it in place, much less keep it from moving around. I can only slide it in the bracket about half...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By Lizard Lips
Van's ADAHRS Mounting Bracket

I feel really stupid but I am at a total loss on how to install the Dynon SV-ADAHRS-200 using the wing mounting bracket provided in Van's wing kit. Clearly the -200 is supposed to slide into the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Lizard Lips
FANTASTIC !!!!!!! A few licks with a 2-lb sledge...

FANTASTIC !!!!!!! A few licks with a 2-lb sledge hammer and it popped right out. You just gotta get its attention first! I really appreciate all the help I get from you guys. Thanks a bunch. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Lizard Lips
IO-390 Expansion Plug Removal

I have just received and mounted a Lycoming IO-390 on my RV-14. Maybe I am not understanding all that I am reading, but one source says the Expansion Plug must be removed for constant speed props. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By Lizard Lips
I have sent Flightline Interiors an inquiry but...

I have sent Flightline Interiors an inquiry but they have not responded. :mad: I'll give them another day or two and try again.

Joe
Longview, Texas
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By Lizard Lips
Control Stick Boots Vendor Sources

Anyone have any suggestions/preferences about a source for RV-14 Control Stick Boots? I’ve looked at 3 so far:
Classic Aero Designs … Vendor of choice but 20 week minimum delivery time
Oregon Aero …...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Lizard Lips
I think what was confusing me was that I found...

I think what was confusing me was that I found two different pictures … one for Tail Dragger and one for Tri-Gear.

Long story short, I installed it according to the plans with no problems. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Lizard Lips
Fuel Flow Transdulcer (Red Cube) Mounting

Anybody have any pics, drawings or just plain advice about where to mount the Red Cube Fuel Flow Transducer on Tri-Gear RV-14A … IO 390 engine? The plans are fairly understandable for the Tail...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Lizard Lips
Talking That was sort of my plan. I was an aircraft...

That was sort of my plan. I was an aircraft mechanic in the Army and installed lots of engines … mostly Continental but we never did anything like laying the engine on its side and draining any...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Lizard Lips
IO-390 Installation Preparation

In preparation for mounting, the Lycoming installation instructions call for removing the lower 4 spark plugs, turning the engine on its side(s) and draining any preservative oils that may be in the...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By Lizard Lips
I first thought the long delivery was for the...

I first thought the long delivery was for the side panels only, which I was willing to wait on, but your Jeremiah Webster confirmed that everything from soup to nuts was backed up to about 20 weeks....
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By Lizard Lips
Seat Foam Sets

Any recommendations for a source of Seat Foam Sets for the RV-14? Van's, for some reason, has elected not to sell sets for the 14. :mad: Classic Aero Designs is 20 weeks minimum delivery for...
Forum: Reviews 06-24-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Lizard Lips
Stewart QB Delivery

I have had the same experience and can not praise them enough. Everything was delivered on-time as promised and damage free. I highly recommend using this service It's worth it! :D

Joe
Longview,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By Lizard Lips
The German Option

I am also nearing the point in my RV-14A construction that I need to be thinking about the interior. What is the "German option"? Is this an upholstery company in Germany? If so, what is their...
Forum: Primers 04-17-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,572
Posted By Lizard Lips
I have since checked with the manufacturer and...

I have since checked with the manufacturer and the Sphero brand is not available anywhere except in the Philippines. Bummer. :mad:
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By Lizard Lips
Longview, TX RV-14A

I'm building a QB RV-14A in Longview, Texas. Fuselage is probably 80% complete … Waiting on engine delivery in May. Haven't started on the QB wings yet, but it appears they are probably 90%...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By Lizard Lips
Clamps

I got mine at Harbor Freight … metal clamps, open more than 3-1/2". less than $2 each. Quality seems good so far.:D

Joe
Longview, Texas

RV-14A under construction … will mount landing gear next...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,272
Posted By Lizard Lips
IO 390 Delay

Mine has been on schedule too … Lycoming's schedule! Mine is a standard IO-390 and NOT a Thunderbolt engine. :mad:


Joe R

Longview, TX
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,272
Posted By Lizard Lips
Delayed Again!

My IO-390 has also been delayed …. again! Original estimated ship date was mid-December, 2018, then late January. Now I have just been advised that the engine may ship in early to mid-May. Citing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,754
Posted By Lizard Lips
Hang in There!

Hey David, I'm traveling down the same path as you are. Lost my first wife 3 years ago to cancer and got married again one year ago. Best decision I ever made. My little wife is my inspiration for...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By Lizard Lips
Good idea! That will free me up to do some other...

Good idea! That will free me up to do some other things around the fuse that I have been putting off. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By Lizard Lips
Rear Window Installation

Now for a stupid question: Sect. 38, Page 38-04, Step 7 suggests using Fuel Tank sealant around the edges of the glass. This is all well and good, except I have a QB kit and the fuel tanks have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By Lizard Lips
RV-14A Prints

Neither can I. :D

Joe R.
Longview, TX

RV-14A Empennage complete, fuse halves joined, wings 90%

Arion Lightning LS-1 Lightning … Flying

2019 Dues Paid
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,072
Posted By Lizard Lips
Jeeeez! I thought it was just me and my...

Jeeeez! I thought it was just me and my inexperience giving me so much trouble with this. I spent the entire afternoon Sunday getting one rear bolt started. Still working on the other three! ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,776
Posted By Lizard Lips
Another question just occurred to me: I will be...

Another question just occurred to me: I will be running one p-Mag and one magneto because Lycoming will not put 2 p Mags on their engines. Seems to me from what I've read that p Mags are the way to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,776
Posted By Lizard Lips
Automotive vs Aviation Spark Plugs

I'm sure this subject has been kicked around for a long time, but I would like to know what most of you guys do.
Building a RV-14A with a IO-390 engine hung in it. Coming from the old school (I was...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-13-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By Lizard Lips
Trent - sent you a PM. Joe Reaves Longview,...

Trent - sent you a PM.

Joe Reaves
Longview, TX

Arion Lightning LS-1 . Flying
RV-14A . - Empennage complete. QB Fuse and Wings on the way from Van's

Dues paid for 2019
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,923
Posted By Lizard Lips
Brake Bleeder

Didn't find the 2-liter version at Lowes but found a 48 oz. Multi-Purpose Hand Sprayer at Home Depot. They appear to be one in the same except for the pot volume. Same brand, different model...
Forum: Primers 12-23-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,572
Posted By Lizard Lips
QB Primer

I had the privilege of touring Van's QB assembly facilities in the Philippines this past Spring. The primer they were using was:

Wash Primer Green
SWP-600
"Sphero" Brand

Wash Primer...
Forum: Texas (North) 12-16-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By Lizard Lips
New Kid on the Block

Hello everyone. I am building an RV-14A in my shop behind my home in Longview, Texas. I have completed the empennage and am awaiting delivery of my QB Fuselage and wings, hopefully during the 2nd...
Forum: Texas (North) 12-16-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,395
Posted By Lizard Lips
New Kid on the Block

Hello everyone. I am building an RV-14A in my shop behind my house in Longview, Texas. I have completed the empennage and am awaiting delivery of my QB fuselage and wings, hopefully the 2nd week of...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,550
Posted By Lizard Lips
Engine Selection Question

Found the RV-14A Firewall Forward Kit on Van's. Thanks for the lead. However I did not see a listing of included equipment/accessories. I am confused about what additional things I will need, if...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,550
Posted By Lizard Lips
Engine Selection Question

I am to the point in my RV-14A QB that I need to start thinking about which engine to use. I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Non-Certified Lycoming IO-360 200HP and the IO-390 210HP. Both...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By Lizard Lips
QB Shipping Options

Thanks everybody for the info. I knew I had read about Tony but could not find the proper reference.

I called Tony Monday and we agreed to agree for him to ship my QB fuse, wings and Finishing kit....
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By Lizard Lips
QB Shipping Options

I recall reading somewhere about a freight company that "specializes" in shipment of QB kits, thus saving the costs of Van's crating. I understand the trucker has rigs that have an internal crane to...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 95,630
Posted By Lizard Lips
Joe R

Finished my empennage today. QB wings and fuse are currently being assembled in the Phillipines (I visited the QB factory in the Phillipines this past Spring … awesome!). Expect delivery mid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,588
Posted By Lizard Lips
Factory Tour of Philippines RV assembly Plant

I have a unique opportunity to tour the RV factory in the Philippines where Van's Quick Build kits are assembled. My wife is from the Philippines and, as it turns out, the factory is in her home...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,670
Posted By Lizard Lips
To Build or Not-to-Build?

First, I want to thank all of you for your comments. Every one of them has been helpful.

Fortunately, I am blessed with the best of both worlds: My sweet wife is my biggest supporter. She has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,670
Posted By Lizard Lips
To Build or Not-to Build?

I am seriously considering building an RV-10 Quick Build. However I have no building experience. I have a good mechanical background, such as my MOS in the Army was Aircraft Mechanic where I cared...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,771
Posted By Lizard Lips
Mud Dauber Problem

Mud Daubers ... we call 'em dirt daubers here in East Texas ... have taken over my hangar. They especially like hot, dry places. I have covered all the obvious vents, etc on my RV-3, but these...
Forum: RV-3 11-25-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,253
Posted By Lizard Lips
Rudder Pedal/Seat adjustments

Does anyone know of a simple way to either adjust the rudder pedals or the seat of an RV-3 for us vertically challenged people. I am having difficulty getting full rudder throw unless I duck down in...
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