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Forum: RV-14 12-19-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By Navy76
Thanks Bob! Just what I needed!

Thanks Bob! Just what I needed!
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By Navy76
Misc. placard requirements

I am in the final stages of preparing for an airworthiness inspection. At the risk of exposing my ignorance, Iíd like to verify some of the marking requirements. FAR Part 23.1557 appears to be the...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,597
Posted By Navy76
In addition to whatís already been stated, I...

In addition to whatís already been stated, I believe the PH Aviation actuator is a little cheaper too. You will have to modify the stock bracket because the PH actuator is not the same length as the...
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,744
Posted By Navy76
homemade

I built one in an afternoon. Pretty easy to do and the cost for chrome-moly tubing was only about $70. Seems to work great!
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,268
Posted By Navy76
I bought 8 from sparkplugs.com in April for $9.50...

I bought 8 from sparkplugs.com in April for $9.50 each. I donít know if they have the absolute best prices but their website/delivery was quick and easy.
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,380
Posted By Navy76
Dynon/AFS

Here are a couple of shots of my recent Dynon/AFS install. Not exactly apples to apples but it does show the general arrangement of common components. Hope this helps.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,416
Posted By Navy76
Dispensing needle for baffle sealing

After installing the baffles I wanted to seal the gaps between the baffles and the engine to ensure maximum flow through the cooling fins. I quickly realized that most of the gaps were difficult or...
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,296
Posted By Navy76
For closure to this thread... I spoke to Don at...

For closure to this thread...
I spoke to Don at Airflow Performance this morning and he said that the studs I have are the correct ones. He specifies Loctite 620 and activator and said ?you?ll need a...
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,296
Posted By Navy76
Thanks, Brian! I happen to know both stores have...

Thanks, Brian! I happen to know both stores have a large aviation department! :)
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,296
Posted By Navy76
Thanks, I?ll look into that!

Thanks, I?ll look into that!
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,296
Posted By Navy76
Thanks for the suggestions. The new studs are...

Thanks for the suggestions. The new studs are course on the base end and fine on top so no possibility of getting them in backwards. I?ll give Don a call Tuesday. Hopefully he?s seen this before. In...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,296
Posted By Navy76
Intake sump stud replacement

I am in the process of installing my Airflow Performance FM-150 fuel servo. Part of the installation requires the stock studs to be swapped out for longer ones. I was able to remove the stock studs...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,031
Posted By Navy76
Belleville washers: wet or dry?

I watched Vic Syracuse?s excellent webinar on RV maintenance this evening and learned a lot! Thanks, Vic!

I would like to see what others think about Belleville washer installation. On page 40A-07...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,858
Posted By Navy76
Thanks for all of the great ideas everyone! Now...

Thanks for all of the great ideas everyone! Now I?m worried that I won?t be able to get it all done before the engine arrives. 😉
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-05-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,503
Posted By Navy76
The best investment I've made in any tool was a...

The best investment I've made in any tool was a 3" Vixen file with a wooden block on the back, $10 at the...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,858
Posted By Navy76
That's good news! I can move forward with the...

That's good news! I can move forward with the fiberglass work so at least the wait won't be a total setback.

Kerry, I agree, very frustrating.

Lyn
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,858
Posted By Navy76
Wheel pants before engine?

I just learned this morning not to expect my engine before the end of May. BIG disappointment! I ordered the engine through Van's on 22 Jul 19 so roughly six months, which was the estimate at the...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,190
Posted By Navy76
FWIW...I located the parking brake control near...

FWIW...I located the parking brake control near the pilot's cabin heat so I can release it from outside. The front of the control knob is flush with the front of the...
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,342
Posted By Navy76
I have cracked lenses too, Ken. Mine were fine...

I have cracked lenses too, Ken. Mine were fine until after they were installed, then I noticed cracks a few days later. I called Van's and they suggested that maybe I had tightened them too much. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,101
Posted By Navy76
Yes, for me at least, the new wording is more...

Yes, for me at least, the new wording is more clear.
Knowing what I do now I would add the shims as you did since having the washers in place will definitely reduce the contact area and, therefore,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,101
Posted By Navy76
Hi Ari, Thanks for writing the instructions. I...

Hi Ari,
Thanks for writing the instructions. I meant no criticism, they were great. When I first read through Step 2, I didn?t understand how the holes could be to the fore and aft at the same time....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,101
Posted By Navy76
I fabricated the bracket some time ago and just...

I fabricated the bracket some time ago and just installed the PH Aviation actuator in my -14A yesterday. No problems noted. Instructions were accurate and easy to follow. I ended up needing fewer...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,605
Posted By Navy76
Kevin, I too recently received my QB wings. I was...

Kevin, I too recently received my QB wings. I was having difficulty getting the fuel sender rod set just right and ended up calling Van?s for advice. They recommended removing the tanks , as doing so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-14-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,133
Posted By Navy76
Great stuff, Ivan! Very inspiring! I am working...

Great stuff, Ivan! Very inspiring! I am working on an RV-14A QB and hope to be following in your footsteps soon. Until now, I've never had a plane anyone would want to steal but I have pondered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,800
Posted By Navy76
As far as I can tell, they were simply over...

As far as I can tell, they were simply over tightened and stripped. They appear to be the right length and size. I suppose they might have come from a bad bunch of stock but outwardly the look fine....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,800
Posted By Navy76
I finally got the tank off. I ended up buying a...

I finally got the tank off. I ended up buying a tight fit 90 degree drill extension from ACS and then used a drill guide that I turned on my lathe to help me drill a #30 hole in the exact center of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,800
Posted By Navy76
I?ve only got room to work on one wing at a time....

I?ve only got room to work on one wing at a time. I?ve been working on the left wing and haven?t gotten back to trying to remove the right tank. I did call Van?s however and they recommended trying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,800
Posted By Navy76
Bavafa, the stripped bolts are both in the groups...

Bavafa, the stripped bolts are both in the groups of three that hold the z-brackets on the aft bulkhead of the tank to the spar. I can see the head of one of them through the access hole but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,800
Posted By Navy76
I am able to see the back side of one of the...

I am able to see the back side of one of the bolts with an inspection camera. Luckily it is only one rib outboard from the wing root and there happened to be a 3/8? hole in the root rib the I could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,800
Posted By Navy76
Thanks for the feedback! I?ll call Van?s Tuesday...

Thanks for the feedback! I?ll call Van?s Tuesday and see what they say. These particular bolts are in the most inaccessible spots, almost anywhere else and I?d have more options. Murphy?s Law holds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,800
Posted By Navy76
QB Fuel tank stripped threads

Recently I?ve been trying to install fuel level sender on my RV-14A QB right wing. I called Vans for help and tips. It?s very difficult to see what?s going on inside the completed tank. Vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,832
Posted By Navy76
Wow! Thanks for the great response! It sounds...

Wow! Thanks for the great response! It sounds like no crate is the way to go! I truly appreciate everyone taking the time to share their thoughts. It is very helpful for this first time builder. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,832
Posted By Navy76
To crate or not to crate?

I have just about finished the empennage kit for my RV-14A and expect to pick up the QB Wing & Fuselage kits late next month. I live about 90 minutes from Van?s. They tell me that if I rent a...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 115,712
Posted By Navy76
140454

140454 - build started 1 Jan 18. VS, Rudder, HS and Elevator complete (except fiberglass and empennage component attach). Aft fuselage nearly complete (only top skins remain). Just under 300 hours...
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