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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By Avoca1us
The top of the oil cooler box has been rotated...

The top of the oil cooler box has been rotated 180 degrees to clear the engine mount.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-10-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Avoca1us
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but your best...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but your best bet is to pull the weldments and enlarge the holes. You risk damaging the threads of the close tolerance bolts if you don't. I recently went through...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-05-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,248
Posted By Avoca1us
That's kind of what I was thinking. Thanks

That's kind of what I was thinking.
Thanks
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-05-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,248
Posted By Avoca1us
Top Skin Fit

The top skin on the back of the fuse has an outward buckle in it when clecoed in place. If I let the skin follow the contour of the fuse, the holes don't line up. The skin fits fine aft of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-18-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By Avoca1us
9A Poor Gear Fit

I installed the main gear mounts and neither one sits flush with the side of the fuselage. The gap in the picture is almost 1/8". Anybody else see this?
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,995
Posted By Avoca1us
Both P909 and P912 connect to Stein's main bus....

Both P909 and P912 connect to Stein's main bus. P909 goes through the ANL fuse and shunt prior to the main bus. You can do it the way you described, but P912 is already in the cockpit.
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,851
Posted By Avoca1us
Should have mentioned I have a 14A, N747MA.

Should have mentioned I have a 14A, N747MA.
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,851
Posted By Avoca1us
I'm based at LHQ. Be glad to take you for a...

I'm based at LHQ. Be glad to take you for a ride.

Mike
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,389
Posted By Avoca1us
I had the same issue with my plane. I used the...

I had the same issue with my plane. I used the aileron jig for alignment and then rigged the flaps with the ailerons. I've been flying for 3 months with no heavy wing or rudder trim needed. Slow...
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By Avoca1us
The curved section is correct. It's needed to...

The curved section is correct. It's needed to access the rudder attach hardware.
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,447
Posted By Avoca1us
Whatever comes as standard. I didn't get a...

Whatever comes as standard. I didn't get a Thunderbolt. I've already adjusted it 3 flats / notches and it's still very rich.
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,447
Posted By Avoca1us
IO 390 Idle Mixture Adjustment

The adjustment procedure is pretty straightforward, but can anybody chime in on how much they actually turned the adjustment screw (number of notches moved)?
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,744
Posted By Avoca1us
IO 390 Delays

I ordered my engine back in July, with a mid November expected delivery. Got a call from Lycoming in October asking if I would delay delivery. I agreed to a 1 month delay. Called mid December and...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By Avoca1us
I think the tape is to ensure a uniform gap...

I think the tape is to ensure a uniform gap around the intersection fairing.

I put gorilla tape on the gear leg itself on top and bottom until the gear leg fairing was a snug fit. I would think that...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,080
Posted By Avoca1us
This omission in the tri gear instructions is a...

This omission in the tri gear instructions is a serious one. The battery is grounded to the firewall, and the engine is grounded to the engine mount. The engine mount must be electrically connected...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,438
Posted By Avoca1us
Since everything is pre punched, there isn't a...

Since everything is pre punched, there isn't a lot I could do about this. Van's said it would be fine. The sides turned out OK, but I had to put shims in between the top of the frame and the...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,438
Posted By Avoca1us
Canopy Frame Problems

My canopy frame doesn't line up with the roll bar. It sticks out on both sides about 1/8", and is about 1/8" low at the very top. I'm waiting on Van's tech support to get back to me....
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,108
Posted By Avoca1us
For the slow kit builders, this is easily done in...

For the slow kit builders, this is easily done in section 29. Temporarily bolt the column in place before shimming and measure the angles. Remove the column to file. Took me 5 minutes.
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