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Forum: RV-14 04-15-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,570
Posted By Jake14
static lines and port locations are per the...

static lines and port locations are per the plans. The audio alarms were "angle, angle, push" and "overspeed". You can see the AOA indicator showing stall. I had the static system opened up for a...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,570
Posted By Jake14
248 kts airspeed??

While descending from altitude, the EFIS stall warning went off, the airspeed showed 250kts and the wind speed showed 198kts while GPS ground speed and the analog ASI were normal (see pics). Glad I...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 240,938
Posted By Jake14
still can't seem to abandon the round gauges...

still can't seem to abandon the round gauges :-)

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Forum: Reviews 03-16-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By Jake14
https://antisplataero.com/

https://antisplataero.com/
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,584
Posted By Jake14
I bet " a couple printed ideas " (see general...

I bet " a couple printed ideas " (see general discussion)

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=147771

could easily print up a nice smooth cover for that handle
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By Jake14
This may be a question for the mother ship, but...

This may be a question for the mother ship, but I have a wedge about the same size under my right aileron and have never felt any unusual aero effects during rolls and all the way up to Vne
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-08-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jake14
yep, making yourself comfortable is the key. I...

yep, making yourself comfortable is the key. I found I could reach pretty much everything from the passenger side. Get a good headlamp and make a comfy headrest and put the tools where you can...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-14-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,766
Posted By Jake14
I figured I'd add some vinyl artwork after...

I figured I'd add some vinyl artwork after painting it plain aviation grey, but then the basic lines seemed so nice I just keep putting it off...

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Jake14
Don't know if she's still instructing, but but I...

Don't know if she's still instructing, but but I believe Catherine Cavagnaro over at Sewanee has done some RV instruction and would probably know about all the legalities...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Jake14
On mine, if you take off the 'towing nuts' and...

On mine, if you take off the 'towing nuts' and their spacers, the aft fairing with brackets attached, will slide backwards and off. No need to take the brackets off the fairing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,490
Posted By Jake14
The occasional severe, sharp-edged bump can...

The occasional severe, sharp-edged bump can really slam my head against the canopy (I've got about 2in between the canopy and headset). A few times I've yanked off the co-pilot's seat back cushion...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,657
Posted By Jake14
I can't see the pics since I don't have a google...

I can't see the pics since I don't have a google acc't. It's pretty easy to:

After typing your message, click on the paper clip in the top row of icons > new window will appear > click browse >...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,004
Posted By Jake14
If I remember right (it's been a while) only one...

If I remember right (it's been a while) only one of the wheel halves has the opening for the filler tube. If you put that wheel half on the side away from the tube direction, the tube will clear the...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jake14
I've used the cut-it-yourself closed cell foam...

I've used the cut-it-yourself closed cell foam ones for decades. They seem to last forever and you can cut them (use a bandsaw) as snug as you want and make a perfect fit.

AS sells a kit but you...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,151
Posted By Jake14
I added the Matco PB valve after a hard time...

I added the Matco PB valve after a hard time tying down on a windy day. Fairly simple install with the 2 additional hoses supplied by Flightlines. Flightlines also has some examples and pics of a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By Jake14
I had a problem bleeding from the bottom up...

I had a problem bleeding from the bottom up because the pedals were not fully retracted. Apparently as soon as you move the pedal the opening to the reservoir closes to prevent backflow. If the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By Jake14
as far as servo connections, I've always used...

as far as servo connections, I've always used standard d-sub parts, never a problem. The shells are just there for strain relief and to hold the pins and sockets in place and can be plastic, tin or...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,422
Posted By Jake14
+1 on contacting your local EAA chapter. EAA26 is...

+1 on contacting your local EAA chapter.
EAA26 is in the Seattle area and their website lists tech counselors:
https://chapters.eaa.org/eaa26
I had them look at mine, although it was further along,...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,292
Posted By Jake14
Scott, I agree that the push-pull rods are a...

Scott, I agree that the push-pull rods are a good safety device to prevent the servos from going over center, but being a belt-and-suspenders type, I still hate to eliminate a safety feature like...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,292
Posted By Jake14
here's mine. It's been a while, but I don't...

here's mine. It's been a while, but I don't recall any problems...
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,377
Posted By Jake14
AF-5000 Pilot's Guide - Advanced Flight...

AF-5000 Pilot's Guide - Advanced Flight Systems

Tach Time: Hours on engine above 1250 RPM.
Hobbs Time: Hours on engine above 0 RPM.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-29-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,014
Posted By Jake14
has anyone considered the portable jump starters...

has anyone considered the portable jump starters as a backup to carry in the aircraft? The weight is about 1.3 lb and they can be charged via...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By Jake14
bleeding brakes top to bottom

Upgrading the brakes from the low (162k ft-lbs, 1/4in disc) energy to higher energy (dual piston 246k ft-lb, .375in disc), but have a question re bleeding. In my car days we always bled the brakes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By Jake14
I'll be really interested in the responses in...

I'll be really interested in the responses in this thread as well for my Seattle-Chattanooga trip to visit family (after Covid eases a bit). I've stopped in Ft Collins CO, Garden city KS, Shawnee OK...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,574
Posted By Jake14
can't justify the crazy prices for Plexus: $24...

can't justify the crazy prices for Plexus: $24 for a 7oz spray can on Amazon! ($3.42 per oz)

I've been using the Honda Spray cleaner and polish: 12oz for $15 on Amazon (1.25 per oz)

Seems to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,816
Posted By Jake14
I don't see where the OP says he used any sealant

I don't see where the OP says he used any sealant
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By Jake14
On dollies, no wheels or axles, might work. Plus...

On dollies, no wheels or axles, might work. Plus you can get a ratcheting strap and reduce the width of the gear legs somewhat.
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,329
Posted By Jake14
I sorta copied this from the one in Van's RV-14,...

I sorta copied this from the one in Van's RV-14, which was made out of wood. The aluminum is the C-01442C spacer used in the canopy frame construction with a hinge bolt at the aft end, The forward...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,768
Posted By Jake14
Has anyone had any experience with this product? ...

Has anyone had any experience with this product? Seems like a reasonably priced fogger, and if you're going to apply ACF-50 every year or 2 it may be a decent...
Forum: RV-4 08-24-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,258
Posted By Jake14
Electric Hacksaw: I've got one of these and it...

Electric Hacksaw:

I've got one of these and it goes through aluminum very quickly. You'd need a good knife or axe to make a hole to get started. maybe tape over the vent slots to keep fumes away...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,580
Posted By Jake14
for reliability, Slick mag on the right, SureFly...

for reliability, Slick mag on the right, SureFly on the left
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,258
Posted By Jake14
The Spitfires had a hatch on the side to aid in...

The Spitfires had a hatch on the side to aid in entry/egress. Wonder if something like that would be practical on an RV....

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Forum: RV-14 08-21-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,279
Posted By Jake14
Thanks all! just what I needed

Thanks all! just what I needed
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,279
Posted By Jake14
brake return springs

Has anyone added brake return springs to the stock master cylinders of the 14? I've had a dragging brake occasionally and had trouble replacing brake fluid from the calipers up. When I put a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By Jake14
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trying to delete post, but can't find the delete option
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,446
Posted By Jake14
Most city-owned airports frown on any significant...

Most city-owned airports frown on any significant work on the ramp. Some are worse than others with their lawyers, insurance companies etc. but I don't think most go out of their way to catch you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,741
Posted By Jake14
Interesting...maybe the effect of stamping the...

Interesting...maybe the effect of stamping the sidewall (making it thinner and less rigid) caused the tire and tube to bulge in that region and present a ridge against which to rub....

maybe the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By Jake14
I've still got some glass cloth and resin left...

I've still got some glass cloth and resin left over from my build, as well as a grinder if you want to make a quick repair...
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Forum: RV-14 07-22-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,872
Posted By Jake14
Originally Posted by...

Originally Posted by Mel:
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This! But don't forget to check ALL connections.....
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Having...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,872
Posted By Jake14
Similar problem in mine turned out to be the...

Similar problem in mine turned out to be the starter relay (at about 250 hrs). I bought a new battery too and it's back on the shelf waiting for a real failure...The original PC680 is 4 yrs...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,573
Posted By Jake14
looks like a good VFR starter panel, you can...

looks like a good VFR starter panel, you can spend the big bucks later when you have a better idea of what you want/need. Some folks (like me) like to have analog backups for alt and airspeed.

But...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,724
Posted By Jake14
After the hassles and SB's on the Slick impulse...

After the hassles and SB's on the Slick impulse mags I replaced the left Slick (impulse coupler) mag with a SureFly system and left the Slick on the right. Works perfectly, simple install, better...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,642
Posted By Jake14
Really like my half-raven, seems to completely...

Really like my half-raven, seems to completely stop any belly oil contamination for simple aerobatics up to -1g. Good workmanship and service. IIRC, the #1 cyl intake tube had to be removed to get...
Forum: Tools 06-29-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,837
Posted By Jake14
I bought this...

I bought this...
Forum: Tools 06-25-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,468
Posted By Jake14
looks like the price of high-end safety wire...

looks like the price of high-end safety wire pliers is inching toward the low-end safety cable...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By Jake14
Really like my half-raven, seems to completely...

Really like my half-raven, seems to completely stop any belly oil contamination for simple aerobatics up to -1g. Good workmanship and service. IIRC, the #1 cyl intake tube had to be removed to get...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,665
Posted By Jake14
here's how I had to do mine.... (excuse the MS...

here's how I had to do mine.... (excuse the MS Paint artwork) The gear width is about 8ft

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Forum: Northwest 05-24-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By Jake14
Boeing Field (BFI) and Renton (RNT) are closest...

Boeing Field (BFI) and Renton (RNT) are closest to downtown, but only have a few transient spaces (call ahead)

Harvey field in Snohomish is closer than Arlington and you can choose grass or paved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,934
Posted By Jake14
+1 on the Aero Cosmetics Wash/Wax All I asked...

+1 on the Aero Cosmetics Wash/Wax All

I asked the paint shop owner what to use after he painted my airplane, this is what he recommended. Works great without water, just spray on and wipe with...
Forum: RV-14 05-10-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,462
Posted By Jake14
just as a follow-up, I finally got around to...

just as a follow-up, I finally got around to installing the Matco parking brake valve. Fairly straightforward with the 2 additional Aircraft Specialty hoses and works great.

A nice benefit is that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,360
Posted By Jake14
I think the thing with Molex is to first crimp...

I think the thing with Molex is to first crimp the wire and then the insulation to the pin, and then solder the wire to the pin. I've never had any trouble after doing this.

for 20ga and smaller, I...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By Jake14
Thanks for the replies...I attached some bungee...

Thanks for the replies...I attached some bungee cords to the top of the pedals to pull them back and that fixed the problem. I guess the return springs had lost some tension from the original build ...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By Jake14
Bleeding RV-14 brakes

When I built the 14 I filled the brake system from the bottom up, Only took 10 min or so with a pump oiler. Never any problems for 3 years. Now I'm in the process of installing a Matco parking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By Jake14
Ipads are fairly cheap. at least compared to...

Ipads are fairly cheap. at least compared to avionics, so I have 2 in case one conks out or overheats. Also mount it down by the vent outlet so outside air can cool it somewhat.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,263
Posted By Jake14
thanks for all the replies. I took the carpet...

thanks for all the replies. I took the carpet out to clean it and just sprayed water on it in my driveway. An amazing amount of soapy water was the result. I guess there's some sort of treatment...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By Jake14
I like the blue lines too. I put some blue tape...

I like the blue lines too. I put some blue tape at the utility weight and aerobatic weight Va's.

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Forum: RV-14 03-29-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,577
Posted By Jake14
A bit confusing. Did your friend sand the end...

A bit confusing. Did your friend sand the end fitting before trying the fit? Are the other end fittings provided also loose? Are both ends of the tube and the other tubes the same ID?

If the end...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,096
Posted By Jake14
What gets some peace of mind for me on long...

What gets some peace of mind for me on long flights is to take a bag of what-if? spare parts to handle the most likely problems. It weighs a bit but is worth it. It has: spare tube and tire, jack,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By Jake14
short term storage

I fly several times a week but will have to be away for 6-8 weeks in the spring. Airplane is parked outside. Any suggestions on things to do, if any, to avoid any deterioration in the engine and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,856
Posted By Jake14
here's a...

here's a thread.....

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=150952
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-21-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,263
Posted By Jake14
Thanks for all the great (and entertaining :-)...

Thanks for all the great (and entertaining :-) suggestions. I don't have a dry fire extinguisher, so I'm guessing it's mildew or mold of some kind. I vacuumed it up and sprayed with mold...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,263
Posted By Jake14
Thanks for all the suggestions...I'm trying to...

Thanks for all the suggestions...I'm trying to eliminate all the possibilities and currently leaning toward some kind of mold. The airplane's parked outside and it's pretty wet around here. Trying...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,132
Posted By Jake14
In my case, the fuel smell is usually associated...

In my case, the fuel smell is usually associated with fuel coming from the vents during acro or after sloshing around with a nearly full tank.. It's fairly short duration, about a minute. Any longer...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,263
Posted By Jake14
mysterious white powder

lately been seeing some white powdery areas on the rug. Usually but not always under the panel. Can't figure out where it's coming from. Anyone else seen this? Hopefully it's not related to...
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