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Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Right, it is Sentry and Stratus 3. I see a ton...

Right, it is Sentry and Stratus 3. I see a ton of comments on Amazon and Sporty's about disconnection issues. If it is the TU BU, that is not what I want to see.

Thanks for the input.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By RV6-KPTW
So, anybody have experience using a Sentry 3 or a...

So, anybody have experience using a Sentry 3 or a Stratus that they care to share?

Thanks for all the other suggestions. I have given thought to each one prior to posting.
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,158
Posted By RV6-KPTW
The biggest problem I see is the loss of drink...

The biggest problem I see is the loss of drink holder space!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Backup to the glass ...

I am selling a D2 that I have had in my bag as a backup attitude to the glass going dark. I am considering using Foreflight combined with a Sentry 3 or a Stratus. Does the collective have...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-07-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By RV6-KPTW
What reference can you provide for losing the...

What reference can you provide for losing the “GPS fix”? I looked at the Dynon support forums and there are no references to a systemic issue.

Thanks
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-05-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By RV6-KPTW
FS Dynon D2

Make an offer.
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I retrofitted the JDAir latch and think it a...

I retrofitted the JDAir latch and think it a significant improvement over the functional stock latch.
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,194
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I bought em, installed, haven’t painted them. I...

I bought em, installed, haven’t painted them. I think they look fine as is.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Take a look at this • Canopy replacement seal:...

Take a look at this • Canopy replacement seal: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Frost-King-5-16-in-x-1-4-in-x-17-ft-White-D-Center-EPDM-Medium-Gap-Weatherseal-Tape-V25WA/100017014

Worked for some...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 190,182
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Same for Dynon Skyview. It all fits on one...

Same for Dynon Skyview. It all fits on one screen.
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,478
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Vans sells them. Refer to the Trim drawing for...

Vans sells them. Refer to the Trim drawing for the part number.
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Van’s had a max per seat weight of 250 lbs for...

Van’s had a max per seat weight of 250 lbs for the 6. They may have one calculated for the 14. It is worth asking support.
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I decided to take the domestic route with AFP...

I decided to take the domestic route with AFP today. Things do fail... no getting around that but I have significantly shortened my supply chain for this item. I ordered online and already received...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I tested both pumps prior to flight and both...

I tested both pumps prior to flight and both pumps made pump noise and moved fuel at spec quantities.

I originally had the 3 at and returned for performance issues at 75 hours and upgraded to 7 at...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I like the AFP pump concept and particularly, the...

I like the AFP pump concept and particularly, the domestic supplier aspect. I think I can do this in stages - install the AFP pump with in line filter, then address wing root filters down the...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Andair pump troubles

Hi,

I have the std pump installed and am now facing my second issue. Late 2020 at about 75 hours, I was getting low pressure and lots of noise out of the pump. Sent it back to England and 2 months...
Forum: Autopilots 04-22-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Dynon has excellent documentation and a pretty...

Dynon has excellent documentation and a pretty good user forum. Give posting over there a try.
Forum: Florida (South) 04-17-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Ron, Thanks - I am still looking over here and...

Ron,

Thanks - I am still looking over here and will call if no joy.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-16-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By RV6-KPTW
You can also try Aircraft Refinishers at X26.

You can also try Aircraft Refinishers at X26.
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,478
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Yep. Pull hard to engage the springs. With the...

Yep. Pull hard to engage the springs. With the wings on, On my back, I stuck a foot in one of the access holes to stabilize and pulled way harder than I thought reasonable.
Forum: Florida (South) 04-14-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Flight review / IPC near Sebastian

Hi, anybody know of local(ish) resources for flight review/ IPC near Sebastian. Have airplane, can fly!

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Yes. I had similar issues and fixed it by adding...

Yes. I had similar issues and fixed it by adding a ground from the sender to the fuselage.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Check the EMS unit. If it is a SV-EMS produced...

Check the EMS unit. If it is a SV-EMS produced by Dynon, this behavior is a known issue and only fixed by Dynon.
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By RV6-KPTW
+1 on Avidyne. After flying 430/530 for years,...

+1 on Avidyne. After flying 430/530 for years, Avidyne flight planning is a breath of fresh air.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 102,023
Posted By RV6-KPTW
14 final weight

My final weight is 1295 all in - interior, paint etc. Nothing left to add. Started at 1209 with a minimal interior and without paint.

Left 608, right 615, tailwheel 72 with CG 80.61

I don’t have...
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I realized mid-build that I was moving to Florida...

I realized mid-build that I was moving to Florida and that the low UV canopy would be good. I already had the standard part. There is not much difference between the sc-15 and the stock part. I...
Forum: RV-14 02-08-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,959
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Bottom up +1. The hard part is monitoring the...

Bottom up +1. The hard part is monitoring the reservoir to minimize over fill spills.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Even with the SportAir class, I found doing as...

Even with the SportAir class, I found doing as many practices kits as needed was helpful. It took several practice kits (6) before I felt ready to start. That last practice kit looked so good......
Forum: GPS 02-07-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Today is the day!

Glad to hear positive experiences on the upgrades. It will be raining today so maybe both the Avidyne and the Dynon upgrade will be accomplished.

Thanks
Forum: GPS 02-06-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Thanks guys. I saw that note and I will go get...

Thanks guys. I saw that note and I will go get the docs. Dynon has spoiled me with their transparent, logical, and well documented approach to upgrades. Avidyne seems mysterious to me. I thought...
Forum: GPS 02-06-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Avidyne software upgrades

Hey all,

I have searched high and low for release notes for the IFD540 software upgrades. I asked this question on the avidyne forums over at Avidyne.com but got crickets... I was hoping to find a...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,357
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Well... initially, put them on for the sense of...

Well... initially, put them on for the sense of accomplishment, then realize the inconvenience in a small garage, take back off, and wait til final assembly.
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,346
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I recollect that there were options for tinting...

I recollect that there were options for tinting but I elected the low UV canopy without tint.
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,346
Posted By RV6-KPTW
+1 on low uv canopy. Live in Florida and it does...

+1 on low uv canopy. Live in Florida and it does make a difference.

JDAir latch!
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,638
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Rick Robbins contact info is in post #32.

Rick Robbins contact info is in post #32.
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,207
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Tim, I don’t see a TT series in the heat range...

Tim,

I don’t see a TT series in the heat range Vans/Lycoming used. Do you have observations on the 16 or 20 ranges in the 14?

Thanks,
Forum: Propellers 01-23-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: Propellers 01-22-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Prop Balancing near central Florida

Hi,

Does anyone have recommendations for dynamic prop balancing vendors? I am in Sebastian but can fly!
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,638
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I talked with Rick yesterday and ordered his end...

I talked with Rick yesterday and ordered his end caps. I hope to have the same experience and will report back.

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,638
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I looked....

Add me to the list of cracked muff ends. I am at 85 hours and pulled the cowl yesterday for other tasks and found the forward muff end cracked in 2 places.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,904
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Hey Salty - not sure if any one mentioned...

Hey Salty - not sure if any one mentioned practice yet (is joke...) but I did a bunch of the Vans wing section kits and putting them side by side, it looked like the evolution of man... I did them...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,770
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Marty, just allow 1/2 or so extra of the pleather...

Marty, just allow 1/2 or so extra of the pleather to hang over the glare shield trailing edge, fold it under, and install the trim over to lock it in place. No need for glue anywhere. I can take a...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,236
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I too have camber but did add shims to address a...

I too have camber but did add shims to address a toe out on one side. No sign of tire wear at 80 hours. Look at 40B-06.
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,058
Posted By RV6-KPTW
All good advice. What works well for one may not...

All good advice. What works well for one may not work for you. I did not like the swivel head. I felt I had better control with a fixed head on the gun.

Only thing to add here is practice kits...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,770
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I used a chunk of interior leather (pleather?)...

I used a chunk of interior leather (pleather?) cut to fit, with edging and two computer fan covers holding down the center. No movement and no glare.

The edge trim and fan covers are available on...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,203
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I mounted a small Halon on the flap motor cover...

I mounted a small Halon on the flap motor cover between the seats.
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,240
Posted By RV6-KPTW
In addition to all the other things you are...

In addition to all the other things you are doing, I pulled and stored the larger parts (not rivets etc) based on the plans order of use. Eliminated a lot of searching if all the parts for say...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I did all breaking with a wood block and cut...

I did all breaking with a wood block and cut slot. Different widths and depths depending on material. It is easy and fast once you get a feel. Judge the break by a trial fit and too much/too...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,068
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Hey Randy, I don’t recollect breaking those...

Hey Randy,

I don’t recollect breaking those specific edges. I do remember following directions more or less, and that trial fits dictated whether I adjusted. If the trial fit did not look good, I...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,142
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I may have overdone placards in round 1

Prepping for the DAR, I may have taken placards too far. Note the warning in the upper right next to the wing walk.

I have a more minimalist approach after paint.
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,142
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I was not painted at the time of inspection so...

I was not painted at the time of inspection so had my daughter create vinyl labels providing instructions. This photo is while prepping to install the JDAir latch.
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,177
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I can confirm that installing prior to riveting...

I can confirm that installing prior to riveting the bottom skin is child’s play compared with after. I had a wing in each state in the wing stand when the SB came out. It will be much more...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 146,125
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Aircrafter’s Refinishing on X26. They use to be...

Aircrafter’s Refinishing on X26. They use to be advertisers on this site but I don’t see that now. They worked hard for a reasonable price.
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 146,125
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Just out of the paint shop...

Almost too pretty to fly!
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,214
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Thanks - the distinction for when to torque is...

Thanks - the distinction for when to torque is pretty clear.
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,214
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I am glad I asked. I will recheck all castle...

I am glad I asked. I will recheck all castle nuts. To confirm, the tailwheel axle is not a rotational and should be treated with standard torque, yes?

Scott - Thanks for jumping in!
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,214
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Thanks. All good on the anti-seize. Wracking...

Thanks. All good on the anti-seize.

Wracking my brain to remember. I think I finger tighten the castle nut and then rotated it tighter to line up the hole. Would it have been better to rotate...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,214
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Vertical Stab to front spar attach - 11-08 step 2

The strangest things wake you up at 3 in the morning...

I am putting the airplane back together after painting and put my hand on the attachment bolt and castle nut. I tried to turn this thinking...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,191
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Not how I interpreted the plans or did it. I...

Not how I interpreted the plans or did it. I think it is a stronger structure with f01479 riveted directly to the skin. The stiffener is attached inside those two skins.
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,350
Posted By RV6-KPTW
The view is pretty good for a taildragger. At 5’...

The view is pretty good for a taildragger. At 5’ 9”, I can mostly see down the taxiway and need only the occasional little S turn for comfort.

The Pitts is very limited forward view comparatively...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,424
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I installed the Thunderbolt engine and standard...

I installed the Thunderbolt engine and standard prop. I found that I needed a little weight (~10 lbs) in the baggage compartment during phase 1 (minimal interior, no paint) to stay well inside the...
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,883
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Thanks all! On a parallel track, I had...

Thanks all! On a parallel track, I had emailed/talked to Vans support and they also concluded it was a cosmetic issue.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,883
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Dent in empennage

Hi,

I have discovered a dent / deflection on my empennage. This is a flying airplane (70+ hours) that just went into the paint shop. I am trying to gauge the severity and what, if anything, I...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Tom - thanks. I did get about 15 knots out of...

Tom - thanks.

I did get about 15 knots out of the fairing / wheel pant install. Looking at the transition flox task, I did finally read (correctly I hope) that what this creates is a recess on...
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