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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-22-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By larrys
tubing

In our RV-14A I used sharkbite tubing from Home Depot as a conduit. Once secured it worked great! And if you needed to fix something you have a conduit to pull wires. It was a bit tricky to line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By larrys
Found it!

Thanks everyone!!!! It really helped me figure it out. I found a good video on the subject that nailed it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmiEnqNh12A

Hope this helps the next person.

Thanks,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By larrys
Fuel filter question for RV14A

For the first few hours on our RV14A we noticed the fuel drains leaking a little from debris in the tank.
My question is how and where would I monitor fuel filtering? I know there is a little one on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2022, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By larrys
Fixed!

It only took Advanced Flight Systems Minutes to figure out the configuration was a port issue. And it needed a couple adjustments.
"Clear Prop" !
Thanks, Advanced Flight Systems
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By larrys
Help! Panel GPS Questions

We are building an RV14A and it is ready to go, signed off by the FAA, ready to test fly and we can't get the 2 - AFS 5000 series panels, ACM (red block with internal breaker), Avidine, single...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By larrys
How tight should ball joint rod ends be?

Hopefully the VAF brain trust would have the concise answer.
A fellow builder and I have been having a discussion about how tight ball joint end bearings should be.
I content the bolt should be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,286
Posted By larrys
update - please HELP!

Well, I tried the linkage down then sideways like the pictures, tried adjusting the star between the throttle and mixture every which way, Tried anything we could think of.
The mixture just is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,286
Posted By larrys
I ran over to check but the arm is in the correct...

I ran over to check but the arm is in the correct position. There is not enough adjustment to make a difference. So suspecting the snuffle tube valve?
Will update when it is figured out
Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,286
Posted By larrys
I am so grateful to you all!

I was reading on VAF about another person wondering what brand and type of aircraft to start work on.

With this brain trust is there any doubt! VANS!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,286
Posted By larrys
Mixture question on first time start

First time starting it up yesterday.
We are building an RV14A with a Lycoming 390 Thunderbolt with duel Pmags and standard injection that comes on the motor.

We read the Lycoming manual and followed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By larrys
simple stuff

This might be the very simplest thing but when the exhaust come new they have stickers on them and sometimes the stickers end up under the connection sleeves. And they would smoke.
The second...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,785
Posted By larrys
Hangar doors

We design and supply the buildings. We have put in almost every hangar door out there.

I favor the Schweiss strap door. The main reason is it is very sturdy, great hinges, the straps last an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,348
Posted By larrys
Oil door

On the new RV14's the oil door is solid aluminum. Now I know why.
Thanks Vans.
Larry
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,120
Posted By larrys
cowling bolts on top only?

Sorry if the same questions is asked, if so please point me to the thread.

I am installing the top cowling and I can not see the hinge pins that need to bend working well. I tried the toilet ring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,294
Posted By larrys
Building an RV14A

It was my dream too. I have built houses, have an A unlimited contractors license so built lots of commercial projects, built many cars. I have designed and had produced 1,000's of buildings...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,366
Posted By larrys
the basics

When I first started I had no clue, I wasn't a pilot, but plowed ahead.

A few things I found out along the way.
1. You will need many more tools then you can imagine or figure out now.
2. If you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,949
Posted By larrys
"T"ed off twice for pmags

Building a 14 and have the same setup with the gates hose, but I "T"ed the hose 2 times to run to pmags and I tried to keep the hoses about the same length. Has anyone had trouble with that setup? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,154
Posted By larrys
RV14 Build

I go back to the original premise, we bought both wings and fuselage quick build and I could not be happier. In the end it will still take about 2 1/2 years + building it with my neighbour when we...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,202
Posted By larrys
Aircraft Spruce

There is a lot a of bantering about the panel etc... It is all true, we went with Advanced Flight Systems - so far it is incredible. One thing left out is replacement parts and weekly, yes, I said...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,905
Posted By larrys
vacuum for 2 PMags

For those who have duel PMags. Where are you connecting for vacuum?
Thanks, Larry
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,907
Posted By larrys
Thanks,

Thanks you!!
I do not know how I missed such a large part of the plan, clear as day. It looks like I need to order the cap.
Larry
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,907
Posted By larrys
RV 14A breather vent?

Building an RV14A and I put the breather tube down the firewall as per plan. the tube (about 5/8") has a 90 degree bend on the top attached to the Lycoming 390.

But right above the oil filter, near...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,107
Posted By larrys
Thanks!!!!

Thanks! I could not find it on the plan, but now I know
Larry
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,107
Posted By larrys
small tube off mechanical fuel pump

Building a 14A with a 390 Lycoming
Would anyone know where the small tube off the mechanical fuel pump goes? Would you have pictures or where I can find it in the plans.
Thanks! Larry
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,509
Posted By larrys
picked up

It is after the fact, but I picked up in enclosed trailer each time.
Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By larrys
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,599
Posted By larrys
Amazing

I did this part about a week ago and this looks like I took the picture! I did try the install wet and it was obvious it needed to dry. But dry it works perfect.
Build on! Larry
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,034
Posted By larrys
Exciting!

pictures / video please!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,606
Posted By larrys
I started this thread

I am the one that started this thread about the possibility of Sun & Fun closing die to the virus.
But I have privately communicated with Sun & Fun that the home built community was very, very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,362
Posted By larrys
floor

Check out https://www.supplyhouse.com/ for buying the tubing. 1/2" radiant tube is fine.
Please from experience;
1. If you chose to insulate the floor do the whole floor - what you do not do will...
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,720
Posted By larrys
Thanks for your clarification. The 14 is...

Thanks for your clarification. The 14 is injected and that is why I started the tread. It was not heated air so what was the point. But on the issue of Ice as in icy rain. That makes sense. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,720
Posted By larrys
The comment above answered my question. It will be installed

The comment above answered my question. It will be installed
Thanks! Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,606
Posted By larrys
Sun & Fun

We run a booth in hangar D selling hangars so everything is paid for, ready to go.
Wondering if anyone has heard if the show is considering cancelling?
Has anyone cancelled there own plans of...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,513
Posted By larrys
I left them both on

I will take some pictures when I get to the plan. It is a 14, building the motor on a stand and It has all air dams on with hooks in place. I think I moved one to another spot (from memory)
Larry
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,720
Posted By larrys
alternate air?

Building a 14 with a Thunderbolt motor. I am doing the snorkel now and it says to do an alternate air plate. I am inclined not to do it. But what are the pros and cons? I do not understand why it...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,385
Posted By larrys
I am so grateful for you and VAF.

Thanks! I am so grateful for you and VAF.
That is exactly what I needed to know.
Larry
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,385
Posted By larrys
follow up

Thanks for the reply. On the bend and clearance I think that is OK. Is it possible to put the left in the right / right in the left. I know I needed to flip the float to miss the spar. I just...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,385
Posted By larrys
fuel gauge floats

I am questions myself of fuel floats. The RV14 kit comes with 2 fuel sensor boxes. One was marked right and other left.
Seems easy. And the plans are always the left only.

When the wing is in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-28-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,069
Posted By larrys
PMAG Install

I am trying to install a new PMag on the 390. It came with one and I am installing the other one. I note the gear in the motor has 2 dots around the teeth where it looks to be timed. But the PMag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,500
Posted By larrys
Vans Special at the show

I timed the Lycoming and the prop for ordering at Sun & Fun. Typically Van's will run a "special" And last year to was free shipping for the motor if bought together.
So I went to see Jeff at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,926
Posted By larrys
hangar do diligence

We have a hangar out at Meadowlake near Colorado Springs. And the politics are such that the county / building department hate the airport. New people move in and complain and it is crowded and...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,325
Posted By larrys
AFS

We bought the Van's harness but returned it and bought the Advanced Flight Systems harness. And yes you will need to feed it though the body of the plane as Van's plans shows and then terminate the...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,788
Posted By larrys
thanks!

That is the one I was referring to. Maybe just over thinking it. Thanks for your comment! Larry
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,788
Posted By larrys
fuel filter

Hopefully the brain trust here can help.

When you install the fuel pump in the center area on the RV14 the plans have you screw in a little filter screen on the fuel pump.

My caution light is going...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,603
Posted By larrys
a long time

Ordered mine from Jeff in person at Sun & Fun 2019 and it came last week 1/24/2020. But still excited as can be! It's red. The build took longer so it worked out well.
Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By larrys
Thanks Rob! This is Larry is Colorado Springs,...

Thanks Rob! This is Larry is Colorado Springs, you did a list for us a couple weeks ago and I was as lost as when I started. sorry.
But I love the remote version built into the AFS panel, we will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By larrys
Thanks!! I will get that one for the audio

Thanks!! I will get that one for the audio
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By larrys
Avionics questions

We are building an RV-14A and getting to the point of buying the avionics. We plan to use the 12" AFS panels and Dynon controls.
And we where thinking for backup D10A and for IFR Garmin GPS 175

My...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,493
Posted By larrys
Sharkbite

I used segments of sharkbite with zip ties next the ribs and it worked out very well.
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,603
Posted By larrys
I ordered at Sun & Fun last year

I ordered the Thunderbolt 390 for our RV14A at Sun & Fun last year. And when I emailed last week they said (dated December 23 19') "We should be starting the engine in about 2 weeks. I am hoping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By larrys
Rapidset Hangar Idea

I did a hangar through our online design system at https://rapidset.designbuildsystems.com/

I can do 60x64 (assuming that orientation) and I went 14' sidewalls assuming .4"/12" slope should get you...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,509
Posted By larrys
I might be repeating...

I felt the same, what do I need to do, what did they do, where is the line?
The folks here at VAF and Van's web site was the best help.
I just did what I saw or thought was the next step.

But,, In...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,250
Posted By larrys
Sun & Fun

I ordered the Thunderbolt 390 and prop at Sun and Fun. The prop showed up about a month ago (it looks great!) But no word on a motor.
We are a little behind on the RV14 build so it is OK. Once we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,824
Posted By larrys
"ADDITIONAL PILOT PROGRAM"

Can someone please link the "ADDITIONAL PILOT PROGRAM"?
Someday will be our first flight...
So I need to work at being ready.
Thanks, Larry
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,284
Posted By larrys
can't wait!!

Looks easy...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-31-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 49,925
Posted By larrys
Practical

When starting this post I was thinking about what the next logical extension of what van's already has. And what would builders line up for and what would return more then the cost of the kit - a 6...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-30-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 49,925
Posted By larrys
Thanks Steve, I really missed out not going to...

Thanks Steve, I really missed out not going to the meeting you are talking about. It is too bad that was the outcome of the meeting. My question would be where was the consensus? I bet there where...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-30-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 49,925
Posted By larrys
My realistic proposal for the next RV(16)

Doug, I was walking around Oshkosh this year and there are quite a few other planes exactly like what your poll shows - although not a vans which would be better.

What is missing is to scale up the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By larrys
Molex type?

We are building an RV14 and would anyone know the series or type of Molex connectors to order that would match Van's kits?
And where can they be bought?
Thanks, Larry
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,893
Posted By larrys
why not both landing lights?

Do they install directly into the bracket supplied for the lights from Van's? And why would you not install both landing lights assuming the taxi lights are dimmer?
Thanks, Larry
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,893
Posted By larrys
Which landing lights?

Hope you guys can help.
I am building a 14A and have the quick build wings. I built the lens and installed the bracket in the wing for the landing lights. I realize now it might have been better to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 29,490
Posted By larrys
Pop rivet!

I think it would be a good move to make a quick build like the 12 with pop rivets. Of course you can pound rivets as an option. Also power for high altitude (DA), 2 place side by side and sturdy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,046
Posted By larrys
Thanks!

You provided me with some fuel lines - I tried to make (tried 10 times and bought 3 tools trying). Incredible service!
I did not know about your wife, thanks for sharing!
I need to get out there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 557
Posted By larrys
Nav Log with notes

I have been looking for a system where you can add notes or random waypoints to your flight planning. Like lake off my right at 15 mins, baseball filed on the left in 20 mins...
I have a foreflight...
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