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Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rockitdoc
'Latest' Version of Panel

OK, chime in. Before I cut more 6061, what is missing? This is a class project remember?:D

I prolly will swap the USB ports and the ELT for symmetry.

Should I install a Hobbs?
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 03:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 171,600
Posted By rockitdoc
'Final' Version of Panel?

OK, chime in everyone. This is what I am planning for my panel (except the foam will be replaced with AL and the hand painted labels will be in some cool font that is easy to read. More advice on...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 171,600
Posted By rockitdoc
That makes sense. The IO390EXP119 has cowl flaps.

That makes sense. The IO390EXP119 has cowl flaps.
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By rockitdoc
Good question. I'm using Dynon D1000's and they...

Good question. I'm using Dynon D1000's and they do have a network connection. So, I need to look to see if I need to split the signal. Might be, yes, if the PFD goes down. I would still have ADSB...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By rockitdoc
Creating a T-intersection in 22ga from ADSB

What is the acceptable method for making a T in 22 ga? I have to split the receive and transmit signals from my ADSB receiver to the PFD and MFD.

I had to splice the power and ground wires cuz the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-17-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By rockitdoc
Close Quarters Dimple Tool

Many of you have this handy tool by Cleaveland. I have used it in m any situations where nothing else would work. You may have also broke all the mandrills included in the kit....like me. Don't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-17-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By rockitdoc
Figured it out

The Ray Allen sensor is a potentiometer with the green(white on the harness) wire the center of travel. The blue and orange wires range between 0 and 5k Ohms. Which is what I measured on mine. So,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-17-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By rockitdoc
I understand. My post prolly wasn't clear. I...

I understand. My post prolly wasn't clear. I said switch when I meant the position sensor. I would like to use the orange, blue and white (green) wires from the position sensor and at the panel end...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-17-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By rockitdoc
Testing Ray Allen Flap Position Switch

I would like to test my micro molex connector crimping and insertion into shells skills using the flap position switch as the test bed. I have connected the switch to the harness with three wires: ...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 171,600
Posted By rockitdoc
From Foam to First Metal

I mounted the avionics in the center panel yesterday after one glitch that cost me a day. The Dynon template for the Intercom Panel is too large so the unit was closer to the Com Panel than the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-15-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rockitdoc
v 2.0 of Center Panel

I redid the center panel today. 4 hours, this time. The 8 hours spent yesterday on v 1.0 helped.


Still trying to decide if I need that A/P switch at the bottom of the center panel. Don't I have...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-15-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rockitdoc
John, your panel looks amazing. I know that was...

John, your panel looks amazing. I know that was a LOT of work!
Scott
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rockitdoc
I Get to Make Center Panel AGAIN Tomorrow!

So, after meticulous measuring, cutting, and filing today to get my center panel instruments installed, I found out the Dynon template for the Intercom is too large. The template indicates the hole...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-13-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rockitdoc
Repositioned Canopy Jettison Handle

I wanted my canopy jettison handle in the center of the panel, behind the panel, or under it. I realize using the thing in flight has 0 probability of occurring and using it after crashing and being...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-10-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rockitdoc
PM sentttttttttt. 10 character min.

PM sentttttttttt. 10 character min.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-10-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rockitdoc
I have not seen one in person in the sun. It...

I have not seen one in person in the sun. It would be a fabrication challenge to angle the right screen. Maybe i should plan a trip north to see yours!
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-09-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rockitdoc
Good advice. Thanks. I am planning to move...

Good advice. Thanks.
I am planning to move everything up about another 1". I am thinking the closer the EFIS's are to the glare shield, the more shade and maybe better visibility?

Another thing:...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-09-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rockitdoc
Actually, the avionics could come on with the...

Actually, the avionics could come on with the Master, I suppose. No need to be separate, unless one wanted to be able to switch them off in flight, without turning off Master. In case of smoke...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-09-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rockitdoc
First Iteration

So, my first try at this panel looks like this based on a starting sequence of, from top-down and left to right (except fuel pump and USB):

0. ELT On
1. Master On
2. Alternator On
3. Avionics On
3a....
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By rockitdoc
When do avionics and fuel pump get turned on?

When do avionics and fuel pump get turned on?
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By rockitdoc
No master?

No master?
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By rockitdoc
No Alt or Avionics switches? If so, when do they...

No Alt or Avionics switches? If so, when do they get turned on?
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By rockitdoc
Starting Sequence for Dual P-Mag Ships

Hi,

Planning my panel and would like to position switches and buttons in a logical order for starting/shutdown.

Those of you with dual P-Mags, what is your sequence?

Thanks,

Scott
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-07-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rockitdoc
Scott's RV-14A Panel Plan as of 4-7-21

So, I 'think' I have decided to simplify the switches instead of ganging multiple functions into single switches. Originally, I was thinking fewer switches would be better on the front, but now, I...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 171,600
Posted By rockitdoc
Changed My Mind.....AGAIN!

So, I 'think' I have decided to simplify the switches instead of ganging multiple functions into single switches. Originally, I was thinking fewer switches would be better on the front, but now, I...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By rockitdoc
Like, below battery, to starboard, I think.

Like, below battery, to starboard, I think.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-07-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By rockitdoc
P-mag Test Buttons

I've been looking all over for a button that I can use to test my P-mags. Prefer a push button that is On when not pushed, and Off momentarily when pushed. I can find lots of Off when not pushed...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By rockitdoc
Here's what I did after calling VP. They said...

Here's what I did after calling VP. They said the PPS was designed to fit where the OEM contactors, etc are attached. So, I fabbed an assembly. It mounts to the four nut plates on the firewall...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By rockitdoc
AntiRotate Switches

My AntiRotate toggles use a washer with two rectangular tabs. One internal tab fits in a slot in the switch body, the other is external and fits into a slot cut in the panel. The result is a switch...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,132
Posted By rockitdoc
Sticking with ACS

I thought about the Electroaire, but decided against for two reasons:

1) It takes up 6.5 sq in of panel space compared with 0.5 sq in for the ACS, although the ACS is deeper, so if space behind the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,984
Posted By rockitdoc
OK! No LLC for my airplane!

Wow. That sparked some discussion. Thanks everyone.
Scott
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By rockitdoc
Flap switch

Im thinking (mom) on-off-(mom) on for my flaps switch. However, can i make this work with a system set up to position the flaps at specific angles? Im using VP/X and Dynon EFIS. In other words, if i...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By rockitdoc
My left hand doesn't turn clockwise very well...

My left hand doesn't turn clockwise very well past 2 o'clock. So, with the switch this way, I only have to move it to about 1 o' clock to engage starter.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By rockitdoc
Foam Panel Mockup Is Worth It

The foam panel mockup has really worked out well. The foam models of the avionics give you a pretty good idea where things will fit. But, until the actual pieces are mounted, it's best to not cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,984
Posted By rockitdoc
How does it affect taxes?

How does it affect taxes?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,984
Posted By rockitdoc
Aircraft ownership; personal v company

If an aircraft is not used for business, is there any reason one should be registered to a business instead of to a person?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By rockitdoc
Went back to my agent to get clarification on the...

Went back to my agent to get clarification on the policy. They were insuring the building $450/yr against loss and liability $250/yr and incidentals $100. So, it looks like the liability alone will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By rockitdoc
Excellent idea.

Excellent idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By rockitdoc
I don't have a plane, yet. Under construction in...

I don't have a plane, yet. Under construction in my shop. But, it would be nice to get the hangar in advance of needing one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By rockitdoc
Parking my plane in MI might present a small...

Parking my plane in MI might present a small inconvenience, but I will keep it in mind in case I can't find a reasonable policy rate here in CO.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By rockitdoc
Liability Insurance for Hangar Lease?

I am next in line to get a hangar at our local airport (KFNL). They won't lease it to me without liability insurance. OK. So, I went to my agent and gave her the example policy the City will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By rockitdoc
Thats what i decided to do, too. Ground block is...

Thats what i decided to do, too. Ground block is grounded to subpanel and connected to battery ground with 8ga. Prolly not needed, but belt and suspenders is my motto when gravity is involved. I...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 148,119
Posted By rockitdoc
PPS Located

Vertical Power says the PPS was designed with the idea it would occupy the space originally intended for the stock contactors. So, I fabbed up a mount that attaches to the four 1/4-28 nutplates on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By rockitdoc
My fear of ground loops lead me to a similar...

My fear of ground loops lead me to a similar conclusion; that is, run a ground wire to the firewall. Still don't know which way would be 'best'. So, more research...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By rockitdoc
I saw that, but in that case the ground tab...

I saw that, but in that case the ground tab forest was connected directly to the airframe. I can do that, but still wonder if 1) it would be better to wire the forest to the engine ground with the...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 171,600
Posted By rockitdoc
"Finally" Decided on Panel

Quotes are obligatory, of course.

Anyway, I've decided to stick with a split Master/Alt switch, conventional Ignition with L/R/Both/Start and two Pmag switches to test the Pmags. Since Dynon says...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By rockitdoc
Remote Ground Block to Firewall Connection

I am putting my ground block on the aft side of the subpanel. Question is:

How large a wire to use between the ground block and the 1/4-28 bolt that the battery ground is connected to on the...
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 171,600
Posted By rockitdoc
Yes. 3/16” from the Michael’s aircraft section...

Yes. 3/16” from the Michael’s aircraft section of the store. Hot glue works great.
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By rockitdoc
Vertical Power PPS Mounting

VP recommends putting PPS (Primary Power System) on engine side firewall for various good reasons. I am planning this, but without an engine, yet, would like to see where some of you that installed...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 148,119
Posted By rockitdoc
You are correct. VP says: "Two big reasons we...

You are correct. VP says:

"Two big reasons we do not recommend mounting the PPS inside the cabin…one, your pass through would be huge with starter cable, battery cable, and alternator cables all...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 148,119
Posted By rockitdoc
'66 MGB roadster It gets a body-off restoration...

'66 MGB roadster

It gets a body-off restoration as soon as N52XL is completed.
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 148,119
Posted By rockitdoc
VP-X Installed

Slowly replacing foam and paper models with the real deal....

Installed doubler for transponder ant and installed ant.
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 148,119
Posted By rockitdoc
Only if you want to heat up the electronics,...

Only if you want to heat up the electronics, which is not advisable.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 148,119
Posted By rockitdoc
PPS Installed

Fabricated the mount for the PPS yesterday and mounted it all up this morning.

Tight, but fits. Required two angles riveted together instead of a U-channel. I am sure there are more elegant...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By rockitdoc
I'm sold. Intercom it is. I have taken note of...

I'm sold. Intercom it is. I have taken note of our ground warning.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By rockitdoc
Sounds like I need to make room.

Sounds like I need to make room.
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 148,119
Posted By rockitdoc
Parking Brake Knob Support Fab

I started with the idea of mounting the parking brake pull knob more to the side of the fuse, but the cable has a longish rigid tube attached to the threaded end where the knob is and doesn't bend...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By rockitdoc
Dynon Intercom?

Trying to decide if I need the SV-INTERCOM-2S in my panel. What does it add?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By rockitdoc
I think I found it from Stein. Should have...

I think I found it from Stein. Should have looked harder.

https://www.steinair.com/product/locking-toggle-switch-p-mag-test-on-on-mom/
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By rockitdoc
PMag Switches

I would like to have the left and right PMag 'On' and 'Test' switches in one toggle switch each. I am going with a starter button instead of a key with left, right, both and start functions. The...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 148,119
Posted By rockitdoc
GPS Ant Mount

I wanted to put the GPS puck centered on top the fuse behind the canopy. Almost could. Problem is the rib running down the center. Not wanting to cut a 3/8" hole in the rib, I offset the puck just...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 148,119
Posted By rockitdoc
ADS-B Ant and Electronics Mounted

I wanted to get the ADS-B antenna within 3' of the electronics as per advice. Therefore, I fabricated a mount in the tail next to the ELT. Worked great. Raised up the unit a bit so coax would...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By rockitdoc
GPS Puck Mounting

I will be mounting my Dynon GPS 2020 on top the fuse behind the canopy. I have not been able to find any info on mounting assemblages. I will fab my own, if need be, but if there is ready-made...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By rockitdoc
Ground Block on Subpanel?

I would like to place my ground block on the aft side of the sub panel for access ease. But, should I be concerned about connecting the ground from the battery, which is mounted to the stainless...
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