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Forum: Fiberglass Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm curious what you used to form the plenum to...

I'm curious what you used to form the plenum to keep the material flat across the engine and not sticking to the baffles.
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,276
Posted By JDA_BTR
The plastic clips gave me the canopy pop when I...

The plastic clips gave me the canopy pop when I tried them. Didn't happen the first few times I opened/closed and then it did.... Many have used them without incident but I went back to the factory...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,437
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm working through the same configuration. How...

I'm working through the same configuration. How much is the hub extension? Is it 2.5" or less? Have you finished fitting the showplanes cowl with the G2YR/N7605W-2X prop and what problems did you...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By JDA_BTR
The clear bra material is awesome. I use it on...

The clear bra material is awesome. I use it on my Jeep fenders and it is super resilient. You can't see it unless you look for it. Probably easier than fussing with sealants too.
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By JDA_BTR
On mine I used gasket sealer under the hinges...

On mine I used gasket sealer under the hinges when I finally placed them. They are super flimsy and hard to get right. I made up about 4 sets, destroyed 2 seeing about how to set them correctly,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,303
Posted By JDA_BTR
Would the shorter CH48108-1 work just as well as...

Would the shorter CH48108-1 work just as well as the 48110-1? Available in a couple weeks? I wouldn't just assume it is but it mentions that it is shorter than the 48110 in its description. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By JDA_BTR
Got more curious and looked some things...

Got more curious and looked some things up:
https://rubber-group.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Chemical-Compatibility.pdf

Says 83282 is compatible with nitrile.....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By JDA_BTR
I looked at the sheets for that fitting and it is...

I looked at the sheets for that fitting and it is designed for air with nitrile seals. Will it not fail with brake fluid after a while?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By JDA_BTR
Can you post the Parker part number for it?

Can you post the Parker part number for it?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By JDA_BTR
Dan, what cowling do you have with your setup?

Dan, what cowling do you have with your setup?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By JDA_BTR
I got the Hartzell C/S prop, two blade, nothing...

I got the Hartzell C/S prop, two blade, nothing fancy.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks for that I def needed the link. I'm...

Thanks for that I def needed the link. I'm hoping someone chimes in to answer the other questions....
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By JDA_BTR
RV8, IO390, Showplanes cowl

So this is my combination. It was my understanding that with an IO360 the showplaces cowl needed a 2" extension on the prop flange. Is this the same with the IO390? If such is still needed, where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,421
Posted By JDA_BTR
The economics of inflation say spend all your...

The economics of inflation say spend all your money now so the goods remain valuable when prices rise. An engine crated in my garage can't cost more later!!!

I guess now that I've gotten the engine...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,183
Posted By JDA_BTR
And the conduit I see; can you send a pic or two...

And the conduit I see; can you send a pic or two of that and how it runs?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,183
Posted By JDA_BTR
This article is on topic for this...

This article is on topic for this thread:
https://www.kitplanes.com/antenna-installations/
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-07-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,183
Posted By JDA_BTR
I didn't think to do it before putting on the...

I didn't think to do it before putting on the bottom skins, so now I need a rivet helper. Seems like I've seen some pictures of installations with a doubler solely held on with the antenna screws. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-07-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,183
Posted By JDA_BTR
Perfect thank you

Perfect thank you
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,183
Posted By JDA_BTR
Antenna placement

Iím putting in two com antennas and a transponder/adsb antenna. I want to put the com antennas in the footwells. How far back from the spar must it be to not interfere with the pushrod for the...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By JDA_BTR
I put mine in between the two holes provided. I...

I put mine in between the two holes provided. I don't unplug my headset between flights so it isn't an issue that it is a little hard to get to. I think you could easily just plug it in before you...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,681
Posted By JDA_BTR
My Classic Aero seats are absolutely awesome. I...

My Classic Aero seats are absolutely awesome. I think if the seat is trying to be on fire I'm probably more flammable and likely toast.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By JDA_BTR
It is true that there is a static magnetic field...

It is true that there is a static magnetic field with a constant current. Varying current causes a varying field, and it is the changing ones that cause most trouble. I should have been more...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By JDA_BTR
Most shielded wire is twisted along its length. ...

Most shielded wire is twisted along its length. So if the spec is for twisted pair, the shielded wire provides that. It is cost advantageous to buy a long spool of 2 and 3 wire shielded cable and...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think that the fuses that are in my angled...

I think that the fuses that are in my angled center console are deep enough to interfere with the cable coming through the hole underneath. I think this would require careful placement of lower...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,581
Posted By JDA_BTR
Well the cable guy says reboot the modem! Why not...

Well the cable guy says reboot the modem!
Why not change the G3X software to an earlier version, then upgrade again to the latest. And double check the connectors you used on the switch.... just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,581
Posted By JDA_BTR
In my 14 with dual 10" G3X screens the canopy...

In my 14 with dual 10" G3X screens the canopy warning is only on when the canopy is not latched shut, and when shut/latched there is no warning in any condition. Assuming your microswitch is...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By JDA_BTR
Beringer on mine. I made a custom bracket but...

Beringer on mine. I made a custom bracket but now the one they sell is very good. I ran the cable to the left cabin heat knob location and put the pilot cabin heat to the left of the throttle with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-30-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By JDA_BTR
Don, that might be something I copy. My garage...

Don, that might be something I copy. My garage door is similar. Are the hooks any special shape and did you screw into the door?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By JDA_BTR
Paul, did you have the print shop make a smaller...

Paul, did you have the print shop make a smaller size to bind?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By JDA_BTR
Plans management

I'm curious how we all manage our plans. I've had mine on a desk, on a wall, on a TV connected to a PC. The 14 plans were super convenient, the 8 plans a bit unwieldy.

Curious if someone ingenious...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,492
Posted By JDA_BTR
First thing I noticed too! Best price on AKZO 2...

First thing I noticed too! Best price on AKZO 2 gal kit is up to $220 from Aviall (now Boeing), shipped free with $350 in orders - I bought a pair of tires to avoid the $75 others want to ship AKZO.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,978
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'd like a pic of how you get that pipe on top...

I'd like a pic of how you get that pipe on top then rig the cowling to it before it is lifted up?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,837
Posted By JDA_BTR
Doesn't the G3X control it? From the Garmin...

Doesn't the G3X control it?

From the Garmin site:
"For complete IFR-approach compatibility, customers can pair the G3X Touch with a variety of Garmin GPS navigators and Nav/Comms, including the new...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By JDA_BTR
Aileron Push Rod

I'd like mine welded after messing up the rivets on my previous attempt. I riveted them on the 14 but on the 8 I'm finding it tough.

What sort of shop should I look for to do the weld? A machine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,057
Posted By JDA_BTR
Snoop is probably better than dish soap. It has...

Snoop is probably better than dish soap. It has glycerine and is very thin. A bottle from the local air-system supply house is around $5.
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By JDA_BTR
I did the C/S and the edges were a little raised....

I did the C/S and the edges were a little raised. When we sanded for paint it was super smooth and flat after. So there is a slight aesthetic difference.
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,680
Posted By JDA_BTR
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/brw...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/brwheelorings.php

The KDF-01 are what I ordered earlier this year.
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By JDA_BTR
Well, I'm glad my canopy fits without setting...

Well, I'm glad my canopy fits without setting everything up with the struts on. I didn't see a warning in the plans that it was important to have the struts on while fitting the canopy....
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By JDA_BTR
I would recommend not installing the struts until...

I would recommend not installing the struts until after the canopy is installed. It will come on and off a few times anyway, and having them off makes it easier. The struts might have been one of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By JDA_BTR
There are a lot of ways to handle it. I wired my...

There are a lot of ways to handle it. I wired my systems myself. The first thing I did was decide where every box was going to be located, and I mounted them. I looked around for where wires would...
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,726
Posted By JDA_BTR
I installed mine in the wing stand, fit the wing...

I installed mine in the wing stand, fit the wing tips with hinges to attach, and had everything on the wing done except for installing to the fuse. Then I took off the flaps, ailerons and tips for...
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,782
Posted By JDA_BTR
You would buy the RV10 throttle levers and then...

You would buy the RV10 throttle levers and then roll your own into the 14. There isn't a bolt-on kit that I'm aware of.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By JDA_BTR
The crimping isn't the hard part. Stripping...

The crimping isn't the hard part. Stripping properly is the key. There is a specific connector for every cable type, and it has dimension specs for stripping lengths. The crimping tools aren't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,945
Posted By JDA_BTR
Danny, I installed what is shown in the photo and...

Danny, I installed what is shown in the photo and it is a good setup. I took out the single fuel filter just aft of the fuel pump as a result. In the 14 it is a pain to get to for service and the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By JDA_BTR
My first one had a short life, with a generic...

My first one had a short life, with a generic battery minder. My second one is doing very well with an Odyssey-approved one that I only put on if it has been more than a week or two without...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,446
Posted By JDA_BTR
That's an interesting problem.... since...

That's an interesting problem.... since adjusting my settings it is pretty good. I do have to manage power a bit for thermals and gusts but in general it is very controllable. The power available...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,837
Posted By JDA_BTR
Well I'll admit I have 470's there because I...

Well I'll admit I have 470's there because I faithfully followed the plans on sheet 10A, not thinking that excellent detailed drawing would have a conflict somewhere else. I have to think it doesn't...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
Posted By JDA_BTR
It may be rotated to any position and then...

It may be rotated to any position and then retimed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,837
Posted By JDA_BTR
I wonder how many people built it all up...

I wonder how many people built it all up according to 10A and hadn't even looked at 14A to see the difference? i.e., have AN470's in those three holes and none the wiser.....
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,264
Posted By JDA_BTR
Don't forget to make your mistake - er- the...

Don't forget to make your mistake - er- the personalization of your airframe - gold or chrome:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsugi
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By JDA_BTR
The tool that makes it a lot easier is a wobble...

The tool that makes it a lot easier is a wobble extension, so that the crowfoot on the nut can move up to 15 degrees off vertical. The wobble extensions are sold in various lengths and are very...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,237
Posted By JDA_BTR
The HF one will go about three years (or half a...

The HF one will go about three years (or half a project) and then it will start going super wobbly and shake everything to death. I've seen 5 of them go this way. It might be worth a few extra...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-24-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,425
Posted By JDA_BTR
I like the joy of the perfect tool. "Ideal" is...

I like the joy of the perfect tool. "Ideal" is properly named and is the choice of industrial experts who use it a hundred times a day for months on end.
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,612
Posted By JDA_BTR
I fly without shoes all the time because my...

I fly without shoes all the time because my friend "qtrmiledan" does it and it was such a good idea! I would check that your heater door on both sides is fully shut because there is a lot of heat...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,266
Posted By JDA_BTR
For readers I go to eyeglassesdirect.com and get...

For readers I go to eyeglassesdirect.com and get them made with the proper interpupillary distance because the store readers cause me to have eye strain since the lenses aren't set properly for my...
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have the same experience as Chris with about...

I have the same experience as Chris with about 1-2 quarts/50 hours at 205 hours. It definitely likes being less than 7 quarts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have a 14A with a 390. I moved to Colorado...

I have a 14A with a 390. I moved to Colorado Springs this summer and the field is about 6500'. I've been cold starting with the mixture out about 1/2" and a little more to taxi around the field;...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,236
Posted By JDA_BTR
What pulled rivets did you use?

What pulled rivets did you use?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,518
Posted By JDA_BTR
Someone may correct me but it is to hand tight...

Someone may correct me but it is to hand tight plus 1.5-2 turns. All of mine are pretty tight with short wrenches.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,518
Posted By JDA_BTR
Also, when you tighten the sealant progressively...

Also, when you tighten the sealant progressively migrates in the threads. When you back off a bit then it isn't sealed.
Any of the approved sealants are fine, but getting it very clean first is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-12-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By JDA_BTR
You probably don't have to be so concerned with...

You probably don't have to be so concerned with where the antenna is given a doubler is placed. You probably could move it inboard some without worry. Take a look at the RV14 plans where the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-06-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By JDA_BTR
High altitude starting/operating with PMAG

I've got the IO-390 in my RV-14, with dual PMAGs. In Louisiana, I set them up with 0 start delay, -7 retard (to account for the different BTDC setting for this engine), and 24deg max retard. Timed...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,799
Posted By JDA_BTR
I'm pretty good at Molex connectors, but even I...

I'm pretty good at Molex connectors, but even I succumbed to the pins/heatshink solution. After I built my panel I had lots of pins and heatshrink, and the right crimper. So it is dead simple to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By JDA_BTR
If I use steel fittings instead of aluminum is...

If I use steel fittings instead of aluminum is more torque required when attaching the hose ends?
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