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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Got it out!

Longez >
" . . . rack is slightly raised above the panel cutout, but perhaps your rack is riding a little low in the panel cutout."

That was it. The paw that hangs down on the pivoting latch arm was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By jeffw@sc47
thank you all

Longez > My bad!
I was certain that the GTR200 and the GTN650 did not have the cam type lock. I'll get back into it and see if that does the trick. And, the GTN650 still doesn't want to pull free-I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By jeffw@sc47
thank you all

Longez > My bad!
I was certain that the 200 did not have the cam. I'll get back into it and see if that does the trick.

rvdave >
I had considered that a screw may have worked its way loose and was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Neither the comm 200 or the GTN 650 use cam locks...

Neither the comm 200 or the GTN 650 use cam locks to pull them in to the trays - they are both held in with one hex head screw that goes into the rear of their tray. The auto pilot control has two...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By jeffw@sc47
ll I can do is keep wiggling

no joy yet.

BOTH UNITS PULL OUT 3/4" WELL CLEAR OF THE SCREW CONNECT AT THE BACK - THE GTN650 AND THE COMM 200 BOTH ARE HELD IN BY A SINGLE HEX SCREW - NOT THE CAM TYPE LIKE THE AUTO PILOT. Both...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By jeffw@sc47
cam nut is disengaged

The cam nut mounting screw is completely disengaged - both units pull out about 3/4" in their trays from their pulled tight position.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Garmin unit removal from tray problem

My Garmin panel units have been in their trays for at least the last 9 months, and during the install in and out multiple times.

For the GTN650, the comm 200, and the audio panel >>

I needed to...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By jeffw@sc47
On center line of tube

Same as Bgill,

look again at the instruction diagram - the orange dimension marks you indicated are on the center line of the push rod tube.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Sharing a G3X system configuration??

I have a G3X suite installed in my completed RV-14A, currently awaiting the FAA registration certificate to get back to me and then get the airworthiness DAR inspection/sign-off.

A friend with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,260
Posted By jeffw@sc47
The swing of the pendulum

The swing in the pendulum appears to be gaining momentum towards the 'higher restrictions' end.

I am sensitive to environmental issues, but as the dramatic environmentalists gather enough damaging...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By jeffw@sc47
The IN and OUT lines reversed?

I had some problems with the initial filling and bleeding of my Beringer brake system.

It turned out I had the In and Out lines connected to the parking brake reversed.
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Maybe wait 'till engine is mounted

Based on my experience, you should consider waiting until the engine and most of the stuff is attached to the engine and/or has a spot identified on the firewall before you mount the PPS.

I ended up...
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By jeffw@sc47
went well for me

I installed the B&C oil filter adapter on my IO-390 Thunderbolt and all went well - don't remember any big issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Rudder skins are NOT work-outable, they're scrap...

Rudder skins are NOT work-outable, they're scrap now. You need to have skins replaced.
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By jeffw@sc47
I did my own WH-00125

I bought all of the stock materials from electronics suppliers and constructed a wiring layout board to build my WH-00125.

All in all it turned out to be more time and effort than I thought it would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,212
Posted By jeffw@sc47
in-hangar O2 refill system?

What is your in-hangar O2 refill equipment? Is it something that's available to us po-folk?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Reg Branch weigh-in

I did get through on a call to the FAA Reg Branch today and was told that it is acceptable to name a kit built aircraft, model and serial number anything that you want. For a kit built E-AB the FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By jeffw@sc47
unique MODEL and SERIAL NUMBER?

I came across a thread and now can't find it again.

It related to Model and Serial Number on the registration application > that a builder can choose whatever they want to say they are.

That it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,906
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Bill, I will claim to be a card carrying member...

Bill, I will claim to be a card carrying member of the Clean Up and Organize Club, I have been practicing the 'getting organized' merit badge requirements for years - some days the magic works and on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,906
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Copy or reissued original BOS for FAA registration

Yesterday an FAA rep in the Registration Branch told me that it is a requirement for registration of a kit built airplane to submit FAA Form AC8050-88 (Affidavit of Ownership for A-B Aircraft . . .)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,906
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Yep, I would expect I'm not the first

I have done that and it is not going well.

There seems to be some sort of prohibition that does not allow Van's to reissue a BOS or to provide a copy of the BOS that they did send me, assuming they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,906
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Yes it was Vans' final bill of sale. I sent them...

Yes it was Vans' final bill of sale.

I sent them the two forms; the request and the other one in September 2020 and they sent out the BoS to me in December 2020. Put it where I wouldn't lose it . ....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,906
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Lost my Van's Bill of Sale

Clarification > likely not lost, maybe misplaced but I've scoured through so much stuff for the past week and no joy.

I remember being very careful to keep the BOS in a safe place where I would not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,649
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Dimension change of 5 degree pivot

Assuming that the dimension between the nose gear axle to the axle line of the mains is around 36";
A 36" horizontal line pivoted 5 degrees from horizontal; the pivoted line's horizontal plane...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-27-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,507
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Been to SnF 7 times , last 5 times since...

Been to SnF 7 times , last 5 times since 1994.

The past 4 times camped 3 times in vintage and once at the HB area, each time camped 4 nights.

I enjoyed the areas and the SnF event overall;
EXCEPT...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By jeffw@sc47
calc Va

What is the formula for calculating the Va?
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By jeffw@sc47
My guess is > Order of operation: PEMDAS. First...

My guess is >
Order of operation: PEMDAS.

First (Parenthesis), Then (Exponentials);

Then >My Dear Aunt Sally

(Multiply), (Divide), (Add), Last (Subtract).

I think that the order is universally...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-20-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,603
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Hair line crack in the wind screen. They can be...

Hair line crack in the wind screen. They can be very fine and almost impossible to see, but can create a pretty good whistle. The higher the speed that they start whistling - the smaller and finer a...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By jeffw@sc47
W&B spreadsheet

James, thanks.

I sent you a PM re W&B spreadsheet.
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Weight & Balance percent values?

I am sure the answer to this is 'stupid-simple' but I cannot figure it out.

For both the 14 and the 14A on the Van's W&B examples they include percentage (%) numbers that appear to be related to the...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,663
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Greg, I had done a challenging modification to...

Greg,

I had done a challenging modification to the RV-14A snorkel that came with my kit to adapt it to the FM200 a couple of years ago.

The first one that I modified was a throw-away, the second...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Sump? Hot or Cold

Which intake air sump do you have on your IO-390 with the FM200?

I have the hot air sump on my 390 along with the FM200, I went through a challenging modification of the Van's intake air snorkel to...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Same better, a bit simpler

After the reservoir is filled and the system bled, I pull about 1.5 ounce of fluid up out of the reservoir with a syringe to create the head space.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By jeffw@sc47
MED - Similar experiences?

Med,

Did you have the same or similar experience as I described with the multiple and lots of pumping up and bleeding with multiple full over flow bottle fills?

Bled them again this morning and...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Update - filled and pressured, more to do

Here's the story.

Two hurdles discovered and fixed:
1- The first was that I had plumbed the parking brake backwards - the in and out lines reversed - fixed. Still can't get flow to fill.
2- Second -...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-07-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By jeffw@sc47
I need a few more hints

Chad, thanks for getting this out to us via VAF.

Being a little VPX/PPS/wiring tech challenged, I need a few more hints that will help me find Waldo.

- remind me what "LR3C" is. THE EVR?
- what is...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Lots of pumping when bled

Tom,

The Beringer bleeding process instructs to do LOTS of pumping in a specific way and sequence - followed their instructions, four times completely, left and right.

Contacted their tech support...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Initial brake system fill and bleed - problems

I opted for the Beringer brake system for my RV-14A, all installed a couple of years ago.

A few weeks ago I started with the initial brake system fill and bleed.

Initial problem was it was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,305
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Good luck from here on >

Been building a 14A now for a few months over 6 years and getting close to finishing. It was always a pleasure to work things through with you - straightening out issues and getting answers to...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
Posted By jeffw@sc47
had some help

RV-14A, 140195.
Built the airframe kits, hung the engine, assembled and near finished:

EMPENNAGE- did all of it by myself, had to come up with a large back riveting table and a few helpful tools and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Nickle-Zinc

I had my steps Nickle-Zinc plated by a local metal plating shop and they are now painted (base coat/clear coat), plane is still short of inspection and first flight.

And then placed a piece of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,793
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Consider this tip of the iceberg

If you slow build, you need to be -
a bit obsessed, persistent, resilient to discouraging occasions, ready to spend more than you expect to.
Each new kit makes you more committed to finishing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,650
Posted By jeffw@sc47
why I went nose dragger

I've owned two tail wheel planes over the past 30 years, a Bellanca Cruisair purchased in 1991 and still have; and a J-3 Cub from 2014 to 2017. With about 60% of my total time in tail-wheels.

I do...
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,140
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Van's cost estimator?

from alpinelakespilot2000 post 12/25/20 >

I was caught up with the "$70K turning into a $100K RV" thinking that the post was referring to a -14 before I noticed that Steve's signature listed his...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,140
Posted By jeffw@sc47
It boils down to the I Wannas Itch

The I Wanna Itch is impossible to ignore for any red-blooded E-AB airplane builder, EAA or VAF ball cap owner, and tool junkie.

And the I Wanna Itch can only be scratched by getting another tool...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,140
Posted By jeffw@sc47
$90K yea, but . . .

IMHO from personal experience, it is possible to complete a 14 for under $180-190K. A $200K advertised sales price for a recently completed 14 does reflect the added premium for a completed airplane....
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,140
Posted By jeffw@sc47
get what you pay for

I agree with the all the 'what for' comments. Something not mentioned about the 14, it is stressed for aerobatics - even if you don't do aerobatics that is a statement on the plane's heftier...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By jeffw@sc47
on-line FAA Registration

Disclaimer > I am not the official clearing house for information for the FAA E-AB Registration process.

I have started the process with DAR Vern Darley near Atlanta. Here is a part of one of his...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,521
Posted By jeffw@sc47
will report

I will report how the scales work out.

I plan to try them by weighing by few different bags of sand that I can weigh on a scale at a feed store for comparison.
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By jeffw@sc47
had to 'encourage' the fit

It has been a couple of years since I installed the landing gear on my 14A.

I did have to encourage the install of the left side more than the right side gear leg into the fuselage fittings. The...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,521
Posted By jeffw@sc47
romaja: check your PMs for ebay link for the ones...

romaja: check your PMs for ebay link for the ones I ordered.

There are a handful of similar model scales on ebay that vary a bit in price and capacity. I ordered the 330 lb / 660 lb model that...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,521
Posted By jeffw@sc47
weight scales - not certified

Description: Heavy Duty LCD Digital Floor Postal Parcel Platform Scales - 300KG/660lb 0.1KG

Found these scales on both Ebay ($42 - $47 ea +/-), and Amazon ($53 ea).

Two weighing modes: 1) Precision...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By jeffw@sc47
RV-14A unusable fuel?

What are folks getting for unusable fuel quantity in 14A tanks?
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,933
Posted By jeffw@sc47
James - got it

Thanks, looks like a good option.

I went ahead and bought a Klein Tools CO Meter - ET110 to try before I put in a mounted unit. The ET110 is nice because it displays the PPM, uses 4-AAA batteries, a...
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,933
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Priority one

So glad to hear that Van's is looking into this.

Obviously, the most serious result of a leak from the exhaust into the heat muff would be CO poisoning. And a failure would start with a very small...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,933
Posted By jeffw@sc47
More info and pics

Good catch.

I'm looking at my exhaust pipe heat muffs and trying to correlate your description of exactly what failed. i think that I see the area that may be the part that failed.

Can you post...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,106
Posted By jeffw@sc47
New cup is hardened

Amazon-1 Quote > ". . . difference between the old cup and the new one . . ."

I saw somewhere that the new cup is the same in every way but that it is hardened.
Forum: Safety 12-06-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,056
Posted By jeffw@sc47
nail clippers

I've been cutting my zip-ties with nail clippers. They put a very slight curved cut on the end in stead of two sharper corners - not rounded very much.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-02-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,050
Posted By jeffw@sc47
2014 - Columbus, Missisippi

Bringing a J-3 back from the Dallas area to SC I landed two minutes before sunset at a small airfield on the east side of Columbus.

It was Super Bowl night!

The only cab company that answered a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-01-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By jeffw@sc47
KHKY (Hickory NC)

GMU to KHKY = 72 nm.

The Crosswind Cafe. I think there is an aviation museum on the field also. Have heard that the Cafe is pretty good. Been planning to go there for years, had more than a few...
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By jeffw@sc47
engine first; cowling after

Cannot imagine how you would do it and getting the best fit without first installing the engine, throttle body, combustion air duct, baffling and exhaust system. And, holding your tongue right.

The...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,754
Posted By jeffw@sc47
The gloss Rustoleum I used - I cannot see any...

The gloss Rustoleum I used - I cannot see any color difference, and who will ever see it?
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,754
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Finished SB-00027

Took about 3 hours.
- Pulled the tail down and set saw house under the fuselage for backup support.
- Removed the gear leg from the plane.
- Tools: 1" dia metal saw drill, Dremel cutoff disc and...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,458
Posted By jeffw@sc47
You can wait until near the end to install the...

You can wait until near the end to install the landing light lenses. Prep it now and put it in a safe place.

I did that and I have the plane painted and still doing other things. If you install it...
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