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Forum: RV-14 10-17-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
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: 394
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: 1,801
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: 57
Views: 14,921
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: 766
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: 992
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: 3,518
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: 3,323
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: 1,203
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: 24
Views: 3,517
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: 1,793
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: 31
Views: 4,175
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: 1,734
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: 31
Views: 4,175
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: 7
Views: 1,065
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: 7
Views: 1,065
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: 529
Posted By Jake14
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Forum: RV-14 08-10-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,261
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: 2,020
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: 682
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: 2,877
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: 2,877
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: 1,858
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: 1,735
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: 1,073
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: 17
Views: 3,929
Posted By Jake14
I bought this...

I bought this...
Forum: Tools 06-25-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,695
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: 1,145
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: 1,665
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: 1,085
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: 45
Views: 12,670
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: 4,502
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: 11,182
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: 1,006
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: 1,006
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: 1,290
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: 7,203
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: 1,271
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: 1,201
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: 7,663
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: 1,092
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: 2,461
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: 7,203
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: 7,203
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: 1,743
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: 7,203
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...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,175
Posted By Jake14
I back-riveted the fuselage by putting the aft...

I back-riveted the fuselage by putting the aft body on a table and positioning the fuselage using shims and wedges to make sure the rivet head is flush to the back rivet plate. a feeler gage comes in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,315
Posted By Jake14
It's really simple to mount a cheap video camera...

It's really simple to mount a cheap video camera ($49 at Amazon) in the tail tie-down ring with a couple of large washers. Helps improve your landings too :-)
Forum: Safety 12-21-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,085
Posted By Jake14
lots of good info on breakout tools here. Seems...

lots of good info on breakout tools here. Seems like one of the issues might also be the cramped quarters restricting your movement when upside down, as well as the gap available to squeeze out...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-18-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By Jake14
any billiard supply place or pool hall should...

any billiard supply place or pool hall should have it
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,869
Posted By Jake14
After the last Slick SB on the Impulse mags and...

After the last Slick SB on the Impulse mags and the warnings, I bit the bullet and installed a SureFly on the left (impulse) side. Very simple installation and peace of mind.. starts better, too. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-12-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By Jake14
I used a #40 drill bit to make a shallow...

I used a #40 drill bit to make a shallow indentation, then ground the tab to a v-shape (point) to fit into the indentation. It seems to lock pretty well.
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,264
Posted By Jake14
IIRC the 11/16" 12-point crow's foot came in...

IIRC the 11/16" 12-point crow's foot came in handy for those fittings....

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Forum: RV-14 11-14-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,502
Posted By Jake14
parking brake kluge

Thought I'd never need a parking brake on my 14 so didn't install one. Then on a trip to Cedar City UT.... late afternoon, no-one around on the empty ramp, winds gusting 30+ kt, the airplane...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,649
Posted By Jake14
I'm a fan of the hybrid steam/efis setup. For...

I'm a fan of the hybrid steam/efis setup. For some data it seems easier to get the 'big picture' at a glance with a round gauge (airspeed, alt) On the other hand, an EFIS has such a wealth of...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,060
Posted By Jake14
Looking at the accessibility of the weldment,...

Looking at the accessibility of the weldment, wondering if it may be easier to just remove the 2 hinge bolts and take the whole gear leg assembly off to do the metal cutting.....

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Forum: Safety 10-29-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,604
Posted By Jake14
Note also that the stock -14 adjusters have side...

Note also that the stock -14 adjusters have side supports which keep them from sliding if substantial sideways force is applied (like when getting in).

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Forum: RV-14 10-29-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,340
Posted By Jake14
A great milestone. Great, because people no...

A great milestone. Great, because people no longer ask: "what's that you're building in your garage?"
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,357
Posted By Jake14
I wonder if the negative incidence of the wheel...

I wonder if the negative incidence of the wheel fairings in flight might expose less of the tire to the airflow and possibly reduce drag?
Forum: Northwest 10-22-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,871
Posted By Jake14
fly over the Olympics and land at S16 Copalis...

fly over the Olympics and land at S16 Copalis beach (check the tide tables first :-)

If you're adventurous with some mountain flying experience, there's Stehekin 6S9, but check conditions first. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,692
Posted By Jake14
I wouldn't sweat it too much.. (from page 5-04...

I wouldn't sweat it too much..

(from page 5-04 in Van's build manual for RV-14)
"Poorly set and cracked rivet heads were tested in tension to determine how well formed a head has to be in order to...
Forum: RV-3 10-06-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,532
Posted By Jake14
I've been using Van's lightweight canopy cover ...

I've been using Van's lightweight canopy cover for the past 3 years. Seems to work well. I think they have one for a 3
Forum: Interiors 10-06-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By Jake14
not sure which model you have, but it seems like...

not sure which model you have, but it seems like you could just add a fourth hinge row for the lower seat back attachment.
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,490
Posted By Jake14
PM sent......

PM sent......
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