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Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By MS19087
Thumbs up WAT Orion 550 Tail light

In an earlier career I was an avionics engineer in the defense industry. We were always chasing noise and ways to mitigate it. Fast forward 30 years when building my -9A and now my -14A, I go to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,356
Posted By MS19087
Reviving this old thread - LIDAR

Has anyone made progress on a simple package? Looks kind of fun . . .
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By MS19087
Oil return line interference IO390 EXP - SOLUTION

The ďstockĒ oil return line delivered with my Thunderbolt interferes with the intake snorkel. Two options. Modify snorkel or bend a new oil return line. Prior to bending the line I called Steve at...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By MS19087
Dip Stick too short?

See pictures below. Working on my baffles and just installed new 5Ē scat tube on back of baffle which goes to oil cooler. A few issues I noted.
1) scat hose interferes with oil dip stick tube.
2)...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 147,344
Posted By MS19087
PPS - Intended for firewall mount?

Please check with Vertical Power - but I thought that this unit was intended to be mounted on the engine side of the firewall . . .
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By MS19087
Powder coat

See Post #163 on this thread . . . https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=139727&page=17
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 147,344
Posted By MS19087
Powder coated baffles

Powder coated my baffles this weekend. Came out great using a low cost Eastwood system and an oven i picked up on Facebook Marketplace. Amazing how good it looks and how simple it is to do.

9590
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By MS19087
B and C

Check this out. https://bandc.com/product-category/starters/experimental-starters/lycoming-experimental-starters/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By MS19087
Check your PM

Hi Vlad. Check you PM.
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 147,344
Posted By MS19087
Talking Thunderbolt IO-390 w/ Hartzell Raptor Prop - Hung

Hung my Thunderbolt IO-390 EXP119 a few months ago. This weekend I mounted the Hartzell Raptor Prop. I'll get more shots after I screw on spinner and remove the plastic - this is just a teaser. ...
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By MS19087
Thumbs up Shout out for Aircraft Specialty / Flightlines

I have no affiliation with this vendor, however they have been incredibly responsive to all of my needs in getting my hoses for my RV-14A IO-390 EXP243 - (this is an EXP119 w/ accessory case). taking...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,411
Posted By MS19087
Rotating brings about lots of complications with...

Rotating brings about lots of complications with the throttle and mixture cables. I am working on a starter solution and will report back later. A wedge will only mess up the snorkle alignment -...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,411
Posted By MS19087
Hi Jeff - I have the cold air sump (EXP119...

Hi Jeff - I have the cold air sump (EXP119 engine). I haven't received the snorkel yet but it may work for you . . . i just don't know.
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,411
Posted By MS19087
This is the best picture I have right now. But...

This is the best picture I have right now. But the FM200 is much larger and mounts at a slight angle which is enough to not allow the inline motor of the NL to fit in that space.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,411
Posted By MS19087
Skytec NL starter wonít fit EXP119

I just had that experience this week. The NL wonít fit due to interference with the FM200 fuel servo. Iím exploring alternatives as I donít like the standard LS STARTER with permanent magnet motor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,814
Posted By MS19087
Old dog new tricks😁

Congratulations Doug. Who says you canít teach an old dog new tricks!! You and I are about the same age and your achievements make my brain hurt. This proves us mature folks can still learn. Thanks...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 147,344
Posted By MS19087
It can be done. Careful measuring and cutting....

It can be done. Careful measuring and cutting. All of the QB folks that want this must retrofit. Not to hard.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By MS19087
Aero Safety Systems AH502SD Central Warning Panel?

Anyone have any experience with this product. Even though I have an EFIS, I like separate annunciators because warnings can get lost on a busy screen.
Curious about any...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By MS19087
Me too

Seems Like every time I do a search and specify the RV 14 forum I come up with zero results which I find hard to believe based on my search criteria. Glad Iím not the only one that has come across...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By MS19087
My path

I also have QB 14. I will maintain the hinge on the firewall and only use skybolt fasteners on the side. Two benefits:
I donít have to remove the existing hinges and pro seal which is really not a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By MS19087
Deutsch are great.

Exactly what I used. However I used a three pin connector so I can install the sensing wire as well. The pins will allow for a range from 14 to 20 gauge
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,148
Posted By MS19087
Headphone jacks

Sorry I should have provided more details. This is a -14A. I am using the stock location for the jacks on the seat sides. What your are seeing on the panel is my depiction of two Pmag test...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,148
Posted By MS19087
Good comments

I had an Aera 796 in my -9A and really liked it. I have been considering the new Aera 760 in place of the 7Ē G3X however am a bit concerned about redundancy for my engine Instrumentation if my 10Ē...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,148
Posted By MS19087
Thoughts on my glass panel?

I'm planning my RV-14 panel. As you see in my draft layout I have elected to use a 7" portrait G3X on the right side. My plan is to have an adjustable tilt of anywhere from 0-30 degrees towards the...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,043
Posted By MS19087
Anyone still flying with APRS?

I had an APRS unit installed on my last plane and really liked the functionality and ability to give my loved ones insight to my travels. With the aviation specific tracking sites now dark and ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 156,975
Posted By MS19087
Talking They are bomb craters

:eek:

Dropped by a lost cold war navigator - he thought he was in Siberia!
Forum: Primers 11-30-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,387
Posted By MS19087
Eastwood Low VOC Direct to metal epoxy primer

I had excellent results with this product. Easy to mix and easy to spray even with a cheap Earlex HVLP spray system. I used PPE, exhausted ventilation and it had almost no smell. I mixed gray with...
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By MS19087
Ok. Why the change?

Thanks Scott. Any explanation why? My last RV used castle nuts and cotter pins. Why the change? The FWF kit recently had this hardware called out. I donít see any SB or service letter.
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By MS19087
Engine mounting hardware - did vans change the hardware?

Getting ready to mount my engine. Reviewing drawing 43. The drawing calls out lock nuts vs castle nuts and cotter pins for the four engine mount bolts. The FWF kit details castle nuts and cotter...
Forum: Propellers 11-16-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By MS19087
Call me if you want

Hi Tom - I did this exact thing. Exactly what Paul says. Call me if you want . . .

Take care - Mark
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,936
Posted By MS19087
My solution

This has been great. A pair of adjustable horses from Home Depot. They are very solid. I made a 3ft x 8 ft top reinforced by 2x4s. See attached. They can be adjusted up and down depending on what you...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,120
Posted By MS19087
See post#8

As requested I added some pictures - hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,557
Posted By MS19087
No

Not the Cleaveland but a traditional tie down ring made of stainless steel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,557
Posted By MS19087
What vendor sells the stainless steel Tie down...

What vendor sells the stainless steel
Tie down ring?
Forum: Propellers 10-22-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By MS19087
Call Saber

I believe You can swap out the 7/16Ē lugs on the crank flange for 1/2Ē lugs. Call Saber and they will know and fix you up.
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,235
Posted By MS19087
Drill press

Yes. I used a drill press. Just go slowly and carefully keep checking your depth.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By MS19087
My experience

Only should need about 40-42 lbs for 3/32 rivets. 80 lbs for 1/8. I was told you shouldnít put more than 85-90 lbs into the Numatx. You may have a leak.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,265
Posted By MS19087
Vanís Factory plane is flying

Read this monthís Kit Planes article.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,655
Posted By MS19087
Simple answer

Order before the Nov 1 price increase. Could save you several thousand dollars. :eek:
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,801
Posted By MS19087
Did you upsize your canopy holes?

Repeat offender building a -14. My canopy is completely trimmed, drilled and countersunk for #6 screws. If I recall, on my -9 I upsized these holes to allow more room for expansion and to avoid...
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By MS19087
Go with Saber

I've used them a few times . . . excellent product.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,120
Posted By MS19087
Build a -14

Hi Rob. My -14A is moving along very nicely. I figure it will be a 2 yr build and that is putting in 16 hrs a week minimum. Hopefully flying next summer. Hope all is well with you. We miss seeing you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By MS19087
Thanks Justin

Much appreciated.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By MS19087
Thanks - thats a start

That's a start - Thanks!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By MS19087
Power consumption for Garmin Avionics

Working on my electrical design. I am wanting to find out the typical current draw of several avionics units. I can't readily find these figures doing a search. I am looking for the following...
Forum: Autopilots 08-12-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By MS19087
Thank you!

That was pretty much my assumption - thanks for confirmation!!
Forum: Autopilots 08-12-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By MS19087
Question: Garmin anti-over center bracket

I'm installing Garmin servos in my RV-14. I am using Vans install kits, materials and instructions, etc. One question - the servos as supplied by Garmin include a bracket that I believe is to be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By MS19087
Excellent Brett

Very nice video. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,523
Posted By MS19087
Wonderful

We need more youth pilots. Great job.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By MS19087
DONT DIMPLE HINGE

I did that once. The first one or two look ok but by the time you do them all it ends up curved and way distorted and unusable. Countersink in the only option here. It will save you from ordering new...
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 37,448
Posted By MS19087
Thanks Greg - this is interesting. So you are...

Thanks Greg - this is interesting. So you are saying that the INDUCTION side could potentially be retrofitted to an existing 390A swapping out intake tubes, cold air sump, servo, etc. . . would the...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 37,448
Posted By MS19087
Vans Engine Pricing

Check out this link - looks like $5.7K over standard 390A.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/2020/07/lycoming-special-for-vans-customers-eaa-spirit-of-aviation-week/
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 37,448
Posted By MS19087
Any of this adaptable to existing 390A

Thanks for the update Greg. I suppose that these improvements canít be bolted on to existing 390A installations on RV-14s. For example, could the new exhaust and exit ramp be used? How about the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-22-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,121
Posted By MS19087
Heat muff?

Did they mask off the area where the heat muff sits? Is this an internal and external process? Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,536
Posted By MS19087
Talking Time to move!

I think you need to move. I hate snakes, bats and rats!
Forum: Tools 07-18-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By MS19087
Thanks

Iíll try all of these remedies and report back.
Forum: Tools 07-17-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By MS19087
My NUTMATX crapped out today

Been working great for the last year. Today it squeezed and would not release. Had to disconnect air line for it to release. Then if I connected airline again it would squeeze with out stepping on...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,438
Posted By MS19087
Fixed

I fixed the link!
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,438
Posted By MS19087
Installed on my -14A

I have a QB fuselage - I am still in the build process - however i installed these as one of the first items i worked on with my QB. They have allowed me to do lots of work MUCH easier. ...
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,120
Posted By MS19087
Slightly different approach

I purchased the brackets that would normally be used to mount the AeroLED lamps. I attached the combo to this bracket and used the two AN3 bolts on the fixed bracket to mount the assembly. This does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,620
Posted By MS19087
Very cool guys

Rob - we miss you on the east coast! Very nice work!
Forum: Tools 06-25-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,450
Posted By MS19087
Might you be using a substrate die?

Cleaveland sells a substrate did which I use all of the time. It is to be used to dimple substrate structures like ribs or nested skin overlaps. Looks like you could be using that by mistake. It will...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,704
Posted By MS19087
Hi Darwin. Do you have any photos? Thanks

Hi Darwin. Do you have any photos?
Thanks
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By MS19087
Thanks

I realized the issue was that when I printed out the template from the JD Air website that my printer scaled it to 90%. I have now gone back and printed it full size and the dimensions match up...
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