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Forum: RV-14 10-26-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks I will let them know.

Thanks I will let them know.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Ron B.
In the last photo, what all the crud under the...

In the last photo, what all the crud under the shop head? Not deburred, if so those will have to be redone.
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Ron B.
Tom, I just received a call from an RV-14A...

Tom, I just received a call from an RV-14A builder ask how I got the lines through the main spar. I donít recall when doing mine 6 years ago, but you just posted above that they will go through the...
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Ron B.
Called Van's tech. support about the interference...

Called Van's tech. support about the interference and they were not concerned. Leaving it with about 1?8" clearance and will keep an eye on it.
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Ron B.
Thank you very much Scott, glad to hear about the...

Thank you very much Scott, glad to hear about the change.
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Ron B.
Sniffle valve on Exp 119

The location I we have chosen for the Sniffle valve has it very close to the exhaust pipe. The bottom of this engine is different from what is in the photo in the EXP 119 KAI manual. We chose the...
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Ron B.
Yes , swapping them corrected the problem. I...

Yes , swapping them corrected the problem. I still cannot see why Vanís doesnít take a few minutes and correct things like this. I guess they rely on these forums to carry out their duties.
Thanks a...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Ron B.
I knew it was best to quit early rather than cut...

I knew it was best to quit early rather than cut them. I will give them another try tomorrow, Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Ron B.
None issue, but most people are usually waiting...

None issue, but most people are usually waiting for the next kit after finishing the wings so installing the flaps and ailerons on the wing stand making sure everything lines up and removing them for...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Ron B.
EXP 119 baffles

For those of you that have installed the EXP 119 , did you have to modify the CB-00032G and CB-00032B baffle seals? These seals go just above #1 and #3 cylinders. The cut out doesn't match the lug on...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Ron B.
It's used like electric brakes on a utility...

It's used like electric brakes on a utility trailer. Going down a hill , you apply just the trailer brakes so not have the trailer sway. In a tail brake application you apply the tailwheel brake to...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Ron B.
Tailwheel brake lines

Trying to help out someone who plans on installing TS Flightline's s.s. Teflon brake lines on a taildragger. Wasn't bad enough that we forgot to install the firewall 45"s before installing the engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Ron B.
I took a 3/16" diameter soft hose (very flexible)...

I took a 3/16" diameter soft hose (very flexible) and taped the nut to the end (I used electrical tape). The flexible hose allowed the nut to stay lined up with the thread while I turned the hose....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Ron B.
Good, keep playing with it.

Good, keep playing with it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Ron B.
We already have encountered this situation and...

We already have encountered this situation and welded up the wrench to torque that nut. Problem we had was not knowing anything about the P-Mag and not wanting to remove it. Torqueing the nut was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Ron B.
IO-390

On an EXP119 once the vacuum pad cover is removed , is anything needed other than a new gasket in order to mount a B & C standby alternator. Are the correct drive gears already inside. I would say...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Ron B.
Engine is all installed basically, other than...

Engine is all installed basically, other than that hose. The larger fuel servo that comes with the EXP 119 was in a box , but no hose. I would assume Lycoming missed it. I will make a call tomorrow...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks Scott I have gone thru all the engine...

Thanks Scott
I have gone thru all the engine shipping boxes and no hose. If I recall from my 2015 engine, it was installed on the engine when it arrived. Who should I contact to purchase one, Van's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ron B.
Or you could rivet a flat piece of aluminum...

Or you could rivet a flat piece of aluminum extending out into the lightening hole and install a snap bushing in it . Lighter than Adel Clamp.
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Ron B.
fuel hose EXP119

Found all fuel lines other than the one that leaves the fuel servo and goes up between the cylinders to the fuel spider. Is this one of those things Van's just decided to skip where as they supplied...
Forum: COMM 10-09-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By Ron B.
Why do the antenna manufacturers supply a cork...

Why do the antenna manufacturers supply a cork gasket if they want you to bond directly to the outer skin? Are they just covering their ***?
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks, I'll keep digging. Pile is getting much...

Thanks, I'll keep digging. Pile is getting much smaller to look through.
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ron B.
Was it supplied in the kit?

Was it supplied in the kit?
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ron B.
Anyone know if the fire barrier fabric we are to...

Anyone know if the fire barrier fabric we are to wrap around the wires comes with the RV-14 kit. Cannot locate even a part number.
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By Ron B.
Is it possible to adjust the mixture arm on the...

Is it possible to adjust the mixture arm on the fuel servo?
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By Ron B.
I'm awaiting the remaining two MW-3M rod bearings...

I'm awaiting the remaining two MW-3M rod bearings from Van's (only one comes with the kit, go figure). They should be here soon and we will see if we have the same issue.
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Ron B.
E-MAG access

We installed a standby alternator on the vacuum pad directly above the factory installed E-MAG . We are not able to access the inboard screw securing the plug to the E-MAG ( alternator is in the...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Ron B.
It is possible, took us over three hours on that...

It is possible, took us over three hours on that one nut to get it started. Ended up taping the nut to a small very flexible tubing which allowed the nut to stay lined up while rotating. Made a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Ron B.
I know nothing about E-Mags. Your saying unlike a...

I know nothing about E-Mags. Your saying unlike a regular mag , E-mags can be turned (so obviously it doesn't effect timing). Can they easily be removed and re-installed without the trouble of timing...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Ron B.
If your going to install one , please be advised...

If your going to install one , please be advised to do so before installing the mag. Just finished installing one and didn't want to touch the E-mag that was factory installed and one nut was almost...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By Ron B.
Third party.

Third party.
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Ron B.
Just officially finished all we can do on a Stein...

Just officially finished all we can do on a Stein panel install a few hours ago. Don't know what stage you are at in your build but when the panel and harness showed a few weeks ago the fuselage was...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Ron B.
That's where I installed both mine, no problems...

That's where I installed both mine, no problems thus far Ivan.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By Ron B.
Installing electrical/ avionics

Decided to use my my paint rotisserie on the fuselage a little longer after painting. Had planned to mount the engine first after painting but thought what an opportunity to do all the panel install...
Forum: Primers 09-17-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Ron B.
I pretty much call the primer that comes on,...

I pretty much call the primer that comes on, parts shipping preservative and remove it and prep the part for painting myself. Just recently finishing a new engine cowl and someone had applied the...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By Ron B.
On mine I installed the fuse panel as per...

On mine I installed the fuse panel as per original plan , vertical. Helping a friend install his (he used breakers), but he purchased the "15 POWER MOD install kit" from Van's. Much better install...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,358
Posted By Ron B.
I tip I was given on here as to flaring alum tube...

I tip I was given on here as to flaring alum tube is to apply a drop of oil on the tip of the mandrel before inserting it into the tubing. Made a huge difference for me in quality flares.
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks a million

Thanks a million
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Ron B.
WH-00125

Would anyone know if the mating connector that connects to the stick base connector is included with the WH-00125 harness? The connector I am looking for attaches to the wires coming out of the stick...
Forum: International 09-09-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,254
Posted By Ron B.
If you know someone with a business address try...

If you know someone with a business address try having it in their business name and shipping address.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ron B.
I thought the reason for checking frequently was...

I thought the reason for checking frequently was if there was twist, one would apply a little pressure to straighten out the twist , then apply a few more rivets and check. Repeat as necessary, not...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Ron B.
Glad you are both OK. Lesson learned if the lock...

Glad you are both OK.
Lesson learned if the lock is in place, land and make adjustments.
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Ron B.
Vern, not interested on who did this but curious...

Vern, not interested on who did this but curious as to how this was accidentally done. Was the latch not fully locked on takeoff or did the pilot really move the handle all that way.
Wanting to know...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By Ron B.
Having built both but with a poor memory , I will...

Having built both but with a poor memory , I will give this a shot. I'm quite sure the skins are the same for both in regards to the "A" landing gear. Only one skin is opened up and the builder has...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Ron B.
Tighten the nut that is under the cap. just takes...

Tighten the nut that is under the cap. just takes a little.
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,793
Posted By Ron B.
Very nice, I can see why you are pleased.

Very nice, I can see why you are pleased.
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ron B.
Where did you find the option from Van's to pop...

Where did you find the option from Van's to pop rivet the shins as you state in the video. First I have heard of that. There are a few but very few on the standard build, just curious.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By Ron B.
Do you know if you used talc powder when the tube...

Do you know if you used talc powder when the tube was installed? We had a similar re-occurring problem on the front tire on our Amph floats. Were trying different tire pressure, different tubes until...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,305
Posted By Ron B.
A bit off topic but still pertains to the...

A bit off topic but still pertains to the question. I myself would not own an aircraft if I had to go to the airport to fly. I know I am very fortunate to have planes, hangar and a strip. But you who...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By Ron B.
Pretty sure it's the two white. Sure enough that...

Pretty sure it's the two white. Sure enough that if it was mine I'd go for it. If it moves the wrong way reverse the connections on the battery. The other wires are for sensing the position for your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ron B.
Many reported failures on VAF. Just replaced mine...

Many reported failures on VAF. Just replaced mine a few weeks ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,090
Posted By Ron B.
I would have thought a B-17 was certified and...

I would have thought a B-17 was certified and therefore required certified traceable parts. I guess they are categorized as experimental. I now have new respect for the B-17.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-15-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By Ron B.
I sometimes apply a very thin coat of epoxy resin...

I sometimes apply a very thin coat of epoxy resin over the area to make sure I get into all the small voids but you get the best bond with your flox if the fibers in the flox contact the surfaces you...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,184
Posted By Ron B.
The cowl bottom section is different but I don't...

The cowl bottom section is different but I don't think it has anything to do with the intake , but certainly different for the exhaust.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-07-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,827
Posted By Ron B.
If your not concerned about the rough hole...

If your not concerned about the rough hole (washer will hide ) then you can smooth out the counter sunk hole so that the washer sits better by having a piece of wood behind the glass clamped tight...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By Ron B.
When I had mine done the inspector had the C of A...

When I had mine done the inspector had the C of A with him in an envelope addressed to me. He was required to have his peers go over the paper work before sending it in to Transport Canada. Process...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-03-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks guys for the help.

Thanks guys for the help.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-02-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ron B.
Cloth weight

I just ran out of the perfect weight cloth to apply over the rivet line on our cowl. This cloth looks like silk (to me) . Problem is I don't recall what weight it was to order more. Worked in glass...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,590
Posted By Ron B.
And 2 weeks plus for travel time

And 2 weeks plus for travel time
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By Ron B.
I prefer alum. Much easier to drill and keep the...

I prefer alum. Much easier to drill and keep the holes in the correct place. Stays clean and not heavy toppling the surface unexpectedly. Going by memory, I would say 6 ft should do. I have three so...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,186
Posted By Ron B.
Carry a canopy breaker for emergencies.

Carry a canopy breaker for emergencies.
Forum: Canada 05-13-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By Ron B.
Aircraft Spruce Canada

Anyone else noticing a big change on in stock items at ACS Canada since Covid? They use to have most items in stock , now most items are back ordered. Wandering if this is actually Covid related or...
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By Ron B.
Anyone know when they started shipping UV...

Anyone know when they started shipping UV canopies?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,294
Posted By Ron B.
Try smaller feet.

Try smaller feet.
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