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Old 10-16-2017, 05:24 PM
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Default Improved oil funnel

I am sure that many of you have received that little oil spout that comes with a case of Phillips oil. It is a nice unit that screws right into the dipstick tube. The only problem is that it is to short to be effective most of the time. In the RV14, the dipstick opening is down a bit so I added an extension to one of the tubes and it works great. The addition is a short piece of aileron push tube that is bonded to the plastic bits. The plastic parts are a bit fragile but it really makes adding oil simple and mess free!

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Old 10-16-2017, 07:22 PM
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Tom, you cannot put a Phillips extension on an Aeroshell quart container. It's just not right.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:39 PM
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Default A little less messy

I am fond of these from Wal mart:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Flex-Spout/23591348

At $1.26 they are hard to beat.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:46 PM
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Plastic water bottle fits pretty well. Cut (or puncture) the bottom, insert and pour into it. Discard after usage.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:51 PM
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I use one of those long nose funnels (from any auto supply).Rest nicely on the door/cowl opening, and the oil bottle fits in making it a 'hands free' operation.
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:20 PM
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I use two of those Phillips extensions snapped together. Works like a charm.
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:33 PM
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Default Thread drift alert...

I'm more impressed with your oil door hinge. :-) Looks a lot lighter than the one we've all seen for years.

Did make it, or is it a commercially available product?

Thanks,

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Old 10-17-2017, 02:26 AM
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The hinge is as supplied with the RV14. It is a nice design that works well.
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:30 AM
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Tom, you need to change your signature. The plane on line six now belongs on line five!
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:20 PM
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Here's one I found locally at our local "Fleet Farm" store. I saved pics of the manufacturer of this funnel just so I could post it. It's absolutely perfect for the RV-14. (Funnel King p/n 32855) It's more than I'd want to take traveling, but is exactly what you need for the RV-14 in the hangar. Google it and you can get it many places for anywhere from $1.49 to $11.49. Amazon prime for $7.31 right now.

For travel, I use one that you can find on Amazon by searching for "THE BEST - Flat Funnel - Silicone Funnel", for $7.95








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