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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Ron B.
I had a leaking tank and could not find it until...

I had a leaking tank and could not find it until I pressurized the tank ( very little pressure) and submerged the tank in water. I used a manometer to control the pressure.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-22-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Ron B.
I used the decal vinyl used at sign shops....

I used the decal vinyl used at sign shops. Choose a color that matched and removes one nut/screw at a time then reinstalled with the vinyl in place. Didn't take long and looks good so far 29 hours.
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,318
Posted By Ron B.
Wander what good it will do in my Aircam? I do...

Wander what good it will do in my Aircam? I do have one in my 14.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-16-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Ron B.
My friend's had Stein make his panel. He has a...

My friend's had Stein make his panel. He has a magneto and P-Mag wired thru a key switch as you suggested. Cannot see where there could be an issue with both P-Mags thru a key switch.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Ron B.
One suggestion if mounting the CB with Van's...

One suggestion if mounting the CB with Van's power module. Install your fuel filters in the wing root . Access to the fuel filter in Van's location is difficult enough with the full top panel access...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By Ron B.
After building both models ( slow build) , thatís...

After building both models ( slow build) , thatís all that I can think of that would be different.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-01-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ron B.
Question, when checking torque value on a faster...

Question, when checking torque value on a faster , do most just apply a torque wrench on the fastener and see if it moves or loosen the fastener and re-torque?
Itís my understanding that for proper...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ron B.
My friend tried not bringing the engine to an...

My friend tried not bringing the engine to an idle position on landing approach as if I recall correctly was Mike Seagerís instructions. A few flights today seamed to reduce the backfire considerably.
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ron B.
WE are having trouble with one hangar slipping....

WE are having trouble with one hangar slipping. Plan on addressing this today.
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ron B.
He does have carpeting.

He does have carpeting.
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ron B.
First flights unknown noise

My friend's RV-14 has about 7 hours on it. Today he said he was trying to figure out what is causing a noise that sounds to be coming from down by his feet. It is only noticeable or occurring when he...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-13-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Ron B.
I would be more aggressive with the prep sanding...

I would be more aggressive with the prep sanding in order to get a good bond if bonding to the old part.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By Ron B.
In your photo, isn't that a water trap on the...

In your photo, isn't that a water trap on the left side of the aircraft, from the Y the line going over to the right side? Makes a loop that water will stay in.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By Ron B.
Skyview availability

I have a friend looking for a new Skyview touch and the vendors he's contacted are 6 to 8 months out for availability. Anyone know someone with stock on hand?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Ron B.
With help from Garmin , we have resolved the...

With help from Garmin , we have resolved the issue. With Van's -3 degree reflex flap position we entered the -3 as a position along with it's voltage value. This negative number messed up the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Ron B.
https://flic.kr/p/2mPz2fH https://flic.kr/p/2mPAg9...

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Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Ron B.
We previously tried the two quick up cycles and...

We previously tried the two quick up cycles and they only went half up. Also if starting at half flaps and going up , they only go about 1/2 way up from that(1/4 travel movement).
Itís difficult to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Ron B.
Flap switch is as you described , we had V8.91...

Flap switch is as you described , we had V8.91 and updated this morning with no change to the flaps operation. We are configured on the relative setting. We would like for the flaps to come up all in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Ron B.
Flap retraction issue

After a lot of fudging around we finally got my friends RV-14 flaps sorta working. We have the defined points (4 of them) installed and have the flaps dropping to each increment by touching the flaps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Ron B.
The LED light is hard to see the flash. Mine...

The LED light is hard to see the flash. Mine isn't bright and you need to look at the correct location on the light to see the flashes. You have to be outside to get a satellite pickup and that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Ron B.
Have owned at least three with no issue. As far a...

Have owned at least three with no issue. As far a turning off the GPS in an emergency, I do believe the ELT will transmit the last signal it had. Now if your on fire and able to fly a hundred miles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Ron B.
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks My friends was done by Stein. I will have...

Thanks
My friends was done by Stein. I will have someone help us with this.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ron B.
I'm not too smart, I will try if that doesn't...

I'm not too smart, I will try if that doesn't work I will certainly get help to do so.
Thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ron B.
With the canopy open we are getting a solid...

With the canopy open we are getting a solid yellow "CANOPY OPEN" . As soon as the switch is activated (played with the switch's adjustment slots on the canopy) the message display changes to "CHECK...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ron B.
I haven't looked at it with the engine running...

I haven't looked at it with the engine running over 1200 rpm, perhaps it goes away after that. Yesterday is the first time he ran the engine up fully and I didn't look. No message would be better...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ron B.
Finally getting straighten out on the terminology...

Finally getting straighten out on the terminology . "Check Canopy" in some language means "Canopy Closed" , problem solved as per Garmin. Don't like it but my friend will have to live with it. I can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ron B.
Your assumption is correct , he does have two 10...

Your assumption is correct , he does have two 10 " GDU460s. It's getting very frustrating that everyone is saying it's a ground or wiring issue and not understanding our particular issue . I'm sure...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ron B.
Canopy status

My friends RV-14 has dual G3X's and has the canopy indicating switch installed and connected to the Garmin. He is getting the "canopy open" indication but with the canopy closed and the switch...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ron B.
Maybe they asked, we both have a short memory.

Maybe they asked, we both have a short memory.
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ron B.
Stein included both plug styles on my friends,...

Stein included both plug styles on my friends, wasn't made aware there was a choice.
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,223
Posted By Ron B.
Instead if washers , I used stand offs for...

Instead if washers , I used stand offs for spacers.
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By Ron B.
first flight

My friend has just finished his RV-14 (tailwheel) and is wandering if for break in purposes he should leave his wheel pants off? Problem I see with that is he will be flying off my strip and I...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Ron B.
Electrical plugs if you choose to use them . I...

Electrical plugs if you choose to use them . I never have . I switch from AMP connector to Sub-D connectors for better connection in My opinion. If you omit the bracket you should check with Van's to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Ron B.
Pretty sure builder's insurance only covers...

Pretty sure builder's insurance only covers transport if you are moving the kit yourself. Doesn't cover transport companies but call to make sure. When I transported mine I couldn't lock in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron B.
Steinair made the panel and they have a rocker...

Steinair made the panel and they have a rocker momentary switch labeled P-Mag test. It disconnects the ship supplied power for the test. So yes my assumption was correct. Read the manual a while...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron B.
P-Mag test

Having never flown behind a P-Mag I'm wandering if my thought are correct for testing the internal power supply on a P-Mag. I would assume that while running the engine on the right mag (P-Mag) only...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By Ron B.
Finding the holes in the spinner and wheel pants.

Finding the holes in the spinner and wheel pants.
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 222,321
Posted By Ron B.
Can you remove the remote audio panel forward...

Can you remove the remote audio panel forward enough to get it out of the tray without removing the tray? It's going to be tight if it does.
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks , I could not find those documents on the...

Thanks , I could not find those documents on the MD-RA site.
Got the compass swing completed today.
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Ron B.
105 inches

105 inches
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Ron B.
I also did as much panel work and wiring as I...

I also did as much panel work and wiring as I could. Makes climbing an and out a lot easier.[/QUOTE)

I posted this a while back, but the best idea we had in the entire build was doing the panel and...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Ron B.
Not much help but I forgot about this request...

Not much help but I forgot about this request when I went out to the hangar tonight for heights for the POH data. With the canopy closed the tail is higher at 72" but if the propeller is at 6 and 12...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ron B.
So are your plans to go to an airport with a...

So are your plans to go to an airport with a compass rose and re-do the compass swing? Just trying to get an understanding.
Forum: Canada 11-12-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ron B.
All I see on C-18 is related to magnetic compass....

All I see on C-18 is related to magnetic compass. We will preform a magnetometer swing tomorrow to make sure we have everything.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By Ron B.
My friend did have the vacuum pad opened up for a...

My friend did have the vacuum pad opened up for a standby alternator. Thanks for clearing this up for him. We called Lycoming today but after waiting quite some time we gave up.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By Ron B.
IO-390

Curious as to why the newer model IO-390 depicted as the EXP 119 by Vanís
would be labeled IO-390-EXP239 on documents from Lycoming?
Forum: COMM 11-11-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Ron B.
I have two Skyview radios in my RV with a switch...

I have two Skyview radios in my RV with a switch for transmission. I only wanted it for a backup if my first one gives out in flight. Dynon does not encourage this set up and I think I know why. I...
Forum: Canada 11-11-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ron B.
Done that, thanks

Done that, thanks
Forum: Canada 11-10-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ron B.
Electronic heading indicator

First time going through final inspection without a whisky compass ( assisting a friend). Does a Garmin G3X require a compass swing and placard for correcting for deviations as would a whisky compass?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By Ron B.
In our RV-10 we had a 10" Dynon in front of the...

In our RV-10 we had a 10" Dynon in front of the pilot and a 7"on the co-pilot side. We were four pilots in this aircraft. All four pilots if sitting in the co-pilot seat would monitor the pilot's 10"...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ron B.
If the starter solenoid on the starter was...

If the starter solenoid on the starter was activated when we ran the engine it would have burned up then as we ran it per the Lycoming start process and ran it at 1500 rpm for 15 minutes. When it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ron B.
I will look to see if I can find stray current,...

I will look to see if I can find stray current, Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ron B.
Yes Walt, I do have the jumper removed and "I "...

Yes Walt, I do have the jumper removed and "I " going to the start solenoid as per Van's instructions. Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ron B.
If the starter relay was mounted upside down the...

If the starter relay was mounted upside down the copper bar would not fit. It's not upside down unfortunately (looking for a cure) but thanks. I will check the "I" terminal to the battery stud but my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ron B.
Burnt new starter

First off I'm not blaming anyone . Do not know the cause. Only looking for the cure as it has all parties stumped so I'm looking for ideas here.
Helping build a friends RV-14 with the EXP 119 engine....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ron B.
Oh , I found the manual , but where in it does it...

Oh , I found the manual , but where in it does it address how to change the phraseology I'm looking for?
But thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ron B.
Sure , have it on your check list. But what about...

Sure , have it on your check list. But what about on a three hour flight the rear mechanism broke ( it's mechanical and things do happen) and the pins creep out. Your check list will not help you but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ron B.
Not being tech savvy at all , I cannot even find...

Not being tech savvy at all , I cannot even find an install manual that talks anything about this. I will call Garmin to see if they can help.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks, that is what I was expecting

Thanks, that is what I was expecting
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ron B.
Canopy indicator

We have a G3X and are testing the canopy warning on the panel. With the canopy open we get that wording, but with it closed and latched we get "Check Canopy". Doesn't seam the wording I would use for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,458
Posted By Ron B.
$ 15 bucks , WOW how lucky you are. The order...

$ 15 bucks , WOW how lucky you are. The order shipped today has a $68 Canadian freight charge. Nothing special in it and hopefully we will see it by weeks end. It's never less than $30.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-01-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By Ron B.
I have the same set up and with the electronic...

I have the same set up and with the electronic ignitions you can barely see a drop.
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,206
Posted By Ron B.
defrost only, most displays have their own...

defrost only, most displays have their own cooling fan.
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