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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By JDA_BTR
When you mount a new tire you can't get the two...

When you mount a new tire you can't get the two halves of the split rim together so there is a tool with two laminated boards that allow the tire to be compressed on the rim to get a new tire...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By JDA_BTR
165 hours so far. The oring kit has orings for...

165 hours so far. The oring kit has orings for two tires and one valve stem. I didnít bother the valve stem so my second kit now has two of those.

The trick in breaking the bead with the vice is to...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By JDA_BTR
Berenger Update - 2 years in

I've had the Beringer wheels/brakes for two years, and I changed a tire for the first time today. It really wasn't hard with the tool they sell, and went on/off pretty easy.

The brakes have been...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-07-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By JDA_BTR
WTB: Hangar in or around Colorado Springs

Searching high and low. Any reasonable solution sought for a flying RV14. Ideal situation is one with room also for the rv8 project but anything will do for a start.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By JDA_BTR
I’m pretty sure the pieces to make the slanted...

I’m pretty sure the pieces to make the slanted console are available and there is a certain phrase to describe it that I can’t remember. What is definitely not available is their original concept...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By JDA_BTR
On the 14 it is really easy to mount a tabs plate...

On the 14 it is really easy to mount a tabs plate on the aft side of the right firewall with a through bolt to the other side where the normal ground bolt and connection is made. The wire runs to...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-29-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,008
Posted By JDA_BTR
Good video - likely to be a classic.

Good video - likely to be a classic.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By JDA_BTR
I had sticker shock at the price of the harness...

I had sticker shock at the price of the harness so I bought materials and did it myself. I saved 700 dollars and lost a month +. Typical homebuilt trade off.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By JDA_BTR
Foreword skin sealant

It is time to rivet the forward side skins. Iím to put sealant in the leading edge at the firewall. I think that later on the lower bottom forward skin will go on with the lower skin tucked up under...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By JDA_BTR
What's your budget?

What's your budget?
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By JDA_BTR
They mention a "thinner" to clean the tire and a...

They mention a "thinner" to clean the tire and a lubricant "non-oil" to mount the tire on the wheel. What are the products I should find for that. We used soapy water back in the day in the tire...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By JDA_BTR
great, thanks

great, thanks
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks Dan.... anyone have insight on the oring...

Thanks Dan....
anyone have insight on the oring for the valve stem?
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes I have the manual. But I donít know which...

Yes I have the manual. But I donít know which wheel we have on the main. Is it the light 5Ē or the other one? They take different orings
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By JDA_BTR
Beringer Tire Change

Well it is time for a tire change. I'm trying to get all the kit together to do it.

I think I have the 5" tires, but they show two different types in the manual. One is the "light wheel" and the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By JDA_BTR
The ACS rivet is different than the vans rivet.

The ACS rivet is different than the vans rivet.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By JDA_BTR
I've already got plans for the top... I was...

I've already got plans for the top... I was thinking of the bottom
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By JDA_BTR
Cherry Rivets at Gear Leg Towers

With big hands and kids all grown up I'm wondering if anyone else has used Cherry rivets instead of solid rivets for the difficult area at the bottom of the gear leg tower. I suppose I could take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,031
Posted By JDA_BTR
In general, plan to be home when you have the...

In general, plan to be home when you have the catheter in, and then light duty with no sig lifting for 6 weeks. I can think of tons of things to do when not taking pain meds; on the meds just some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By JDA_BTR
I got it at Graco

I got it at Graco
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By JDA_BTR
That is part of my question. Am I going to make...

That is part of my question. Am I going to make new holes in the fuse to pass the wires or are there already places for it? Was thinking of deutsch connectors and not a bulkhead mount but could do...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-17-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wing root pictures

Thinking through the wing wiring and don't know how the wing root ties into the fuselage for wiring purposes. Does anyone have some pictures that show the wing root at the fuselage?
Forum: Tools 02-13-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By JDA_BTR
Second that on the "don't fill reservoir with...

Second that on the "don't fill reservoir with oil" on the HF puller. Worked better before I messed with it.

I have the generic yellow rotating puller that has 4 different heads for different...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By JDA_BTR
Two tubes from brake fluid reservoir

Building an RV8. Was wondering why there are two tubes starting at the brake build reservior instead of one from the reservoir with the T above the pedals.

I'm thinking of running hard line instead...
Forum: RV-14 02-08-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,431
Posted By JDA_BTR
I got the SC-15 canopy for my -14 and in 2017 it...

I got the SC-15 canopy for my -14 and in 2017 it cost about 300 more. It is worth every penny. I fly in the southernly sun all the time and never get a sunburn and it cuts down on the heat transfer...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thank you all. Which filter? The 40 micron?

Thank you all. Which filter? The 40 micron?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By JDA_BTR
I was asking about the 8. I didnít have good...

I was asking about the 8. I didnít have good results with the andair and converted the 14 away from that last year.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By JDA_BTR
which pump and filter?

I'm in the plans for the fuse where it calls for installing the fuel injection system components and tubing prior to installing the forward skin. I have the fuel system brackets in the fuse kit no...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,807
Posted By JDA_BTR
My 390 in the 14A is a little better on the oil...

My 390 in the 14A is a little better on the oil level. I fill it to 7 and it goes 15-20 hours before it hits six and adding a quart. Not sure why it hangs in there so well since some engines just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,902
Posted By JDA_BTR
Good tips. I use the G3X knobs for those mainly....

Good tips. I use the G3X knobs for those mainly. I do use the thumbwheel to set climb rate after takeoff forgot about that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,902
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have the autopilot panel in my 14. I use it all...

I have the autopilot panel in my 14. I use it all the time for the buttons but not the knobs.
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By JDA_BTR
I like the parking brake on my 14A. Itís the...

I like the parking brake on my 14A. Itís the beringer one and I made a custom mount for it on the center above the rudder pedal mount.

One thing I didnít know up front is that it just locks in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,051
Posted By JDA_BTR
Fair nuff. But it was recc by Vans and for all my...

Fair nuff. But it was recc by Vans and for all my NPT fittings so far is performing flawlessly. Iíll shout out if that changes.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,051
Posted By JDA_BTR
Permatex #2 is at every auto store so easy to...

Permatex #2 is at every auto store so easy to come by....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,256
Posted By JDA_BTR
I wonder if the "EXPERIMENTAL" sticker in 3"...

I wonder if the "EXPERIMENTAL" sticker in 3" letters is a tip-off?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By JDA_BTR
Memphis propeller in Olive Branch MS did well for...

Memphis propeller in Olive Branch MS did well for me
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By JDA_BTR
Center section spar flange dimple or countersink

I’m countersinking and dimpling all the parts of the forward fuselage as needed. I see in the instructions to dimple the skins that rivet to the fore and aft flanges of the center section spar. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,902
Posted By JDA_BTR
G3X Equipment mounting

I'm looking ahead to where I'll mount things in my -8.

The question I have is how much can go under the seats instead of behind the panel and how is that best done?

In the panel:
GNX-375...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,434
Posted By JDA_BTR
The thing I didn't like with the Van's end caps...

The thing I didn't like with the Van's end caps when I first installed them is that they seemed to "give" and deform when the pipe clamp was tightened on the end. They just weren't really rigid in...
Forum: COMM 01-17-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By JDA_BTR
It’s a LEMO jack. Should be able to find a...

It’s a LEMO jack. Should be able to find a schematic online searching that until someone can post a schematic. I don’t have it on the phone I’m using.

Stein had it:...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,338
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think a lot of people are going to say at 19...

I think a lot of people are going to say at 19 hours per quart be super happy and worry not. Changing oil makes more mess than your leak if it really is one.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes. Unbolt the pmag and pull it or rotate as...

Yes. Unbolt the pmag and pull it or rotate as needed to screw that down. Reinstall pmag. Retime.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By JDA_BTR
So you don’t mean the electrical connector and...

So you don’t mean the electrical connector and are talking about the pmag mounting nut? I found a crowfoot the right tool there. A stubby wrench might work. If you are talking about anything...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes just reseal the offending fastener.

Yes just reseal the offending fastener.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By JDA_BTR
You have to install the wire connector before you...

You have to install the wire connector before you bring the pmag onto the engine. Just loosening it to rotate might work for some but not for me.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,592
Posted By JDA_BTR
I used an 8-place auto fuse block for LEMO power,...

I used an 8-place auto fuse block for LEMO power, 12V adapter, USB jack, etc. It is a good solution and works great. I'll put more of my avionics on same next time.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,999
Posted By JDA_BTR
My B&C 410H alternator will deliver enough power...

My B&C 410H alternator will deliver enough power to not need the primary alternator in most conditions of flight. If I turn on all the lights, and the pitot heat and the panel at its brightest, etc...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,807
Posted By JDA_BTR
I add a quart at 6 and it seems to go 12-15 hours...

I add a quart at 6 and it seems to go 12-15 hours between quarts. I had a seep at the dipstick gasket fixed by switching to a better seal and making it very snug but not over tight. Even with the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,833
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks for the DTM pointer. I could easily have...

Thanks for the DTM pointer. I could easily have two connectors per wing, one DT and one DTM. The DT could handle lights, pitot, etc.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,833
Posted By JDA_BTR
Sounds good. My 14A uses the big square Molex...

Sounds good. My 14A uses the big square Molex plugs. They work pretty well; two per side. I ran out on the left side where my OAT is so it just runs without a separate connector to the fuse. I'll...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,042
Posted By JDA_BTR
The Wera #2 bits were item WE134951 at...

The Wera #2 bits were item WE134951 at browntools.com
The driver I like is https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035YLT0S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,833
Posted By JDA_BTR
On the DT connectors the spec is for 14-20Ga...

On the DT connectors the spec is for 14-20Ga connectors. I was tempted to use those for wing plugs but wasn't sure how to terminate 22g wires for the servo and CAN bus wiring.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,833
Posted By JDA_BTR
I like charts that take the cable length into...

I like charts that take the cable length into consideration.
One example: https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U47LII4a8ls/WQnFQLEhvDI/AAAAAAAAEmg/ga8ZW52WbiYPsU5-hpoEbLH1VWhY6SdFACLcB/s1600/116.jpg

I think...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,833
Posted By JDA_BTR
Anderson

Maybe you are right about the vibration helping canít say. I used them often in my ham gear. The roll pin to tie pairs together is pretty handy.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By JDA_BTR
Rv14 docs say use marine axle grease. It prob...

Rv14 docs say use marine axle grease. It prob more important to not mix greases. If you don’t know prob should disassemble, clean and regrease then use the same grease from now on. I don’t know if...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think that is the “14 power mod install” kit at...

I think that is the “14 power mod install” kit at Vans.
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By JDA_BTR
Stein has it and will paint and label it for you....

Stein has it and will paint and label it for you. Unless you mean the one with the fuses. That one is not used by many. I ordered the kit from Vans to bring the CB panel down at an angle then ordered...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,042
Posted By JDA_BTR
Lookup Wera screwdrivers and bits. Best around...

Lookup Wera screwdrivers and bits. Best around and not expensive. Brown tools had the Wera bits. The handled drivers are available in lots of places. It isn’t about having aircraft tools as such....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,833
Posted By JDA_BTR
Anderson power poles may have trouble in the wing...

Anderson power poles may have trouble in the wing environment they may require periodic rework to maintain reliability. Corrosion and low clamping forces make them poor for a long term semi-permanent...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,833
Posted By JDA_BTR
Mouser and Digi-Key have blue pidg spade male and...

Mouser and Digi-Key have blue pidg spade male and females for this. Itís what I used. Can be easily crimped.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-10-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,509
Posted By JDA_BTR
I sent my PMAG to Brad a few months ago and it...

I sent my PMAG to Brad a few months ago and it was inspected, updated, and returned in less than a week. If they find a problem I'm sure they will let you know. I'm nobody special but they handled...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-10-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,509
Posted By JDA_BTR
While you wait for the PMAG to come back to you,...

While you wait for the PMAG to come back to you, do some checking:
1. Ship power to pmag present
2. Pmag ground to engine bolt somewhere, not a long run back to firewall or anywhere else
3. Manifold...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-10-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,509
Posted By JDA_BTR
Surely there is someone around SLC lurking on...

Surely there is someone around SLC lurking on here. It is a 5 min thing to time that PMAG and that is probably all that is needed along with some wiring checks and pressure tubing check.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By JDA_BTR
2m Ham Radio Antenna

The reason I was asking was because I didn't mount any antennas at the tailcone since my transponder handles ADSB in with only one antenna. So I got the bright idea to install a 2m ham antenna. A...
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