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Forum: RV-14 05-03-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By MED
I just put a $25 “twig” antenna in the aftmost...

I just put a $25 “twig” antenna in the aftmost hole. Looks like it belongs and might keep the bugs out. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By MED
I put my ADSB receiver behind the panel and its...

I put my ADSB receiver behind the panel and its antenna is mounted under the baggage compartment. The antenna location in the tail, under the vertical stab. was for when ADSB and transponders were...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 143,462
Posted By MED
If you don’t use auto-trim, when the autopilot...

If you don’t use auto-trim, when the autopilot needs trim, it announces it on the G3x.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 143,462
Posted By MED
Cool Not sure what you are asking, because a six-pack...

Not sure what you are asking, because a six-pack display is already an option in the G3x.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,413
Posted By MED
Before A/C rooms were available we always bought...

Before A/C rooms were available we always bought a fan at Prangeway in Oshkosh, to be donated to the university when we left. We also put a shoe to block the door open . . . but your wife might not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,413
Posted By MED
I had two friends caught in the beehive after us...

I had two friends caught in the beehive after us who gave up and diverted to Appleton. Ubered to the Oshkosh dorms. They said it worked so well they are planning to just proceed direct to Appleton...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By MED
I suggest calling Andair. They have been very...

I suggest calling Andair. They have been very responsive and cordial with me by phone.

Also, I returned my pump to them for the rev. 7 upgrade - in and out of their shop in 1 week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,413
Posted By MED
That was certainly true in 2018. After we...

That was certainly true in 2018. After we finally got in, we watched arrivals and there were long stretches between arrivals - not what we saw in previous years. Rumor had it, new controllers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,413
Posted By MED
If I read it correctly, it gives them more places...

If I read it correctly, it gives them more places to hold incoming traffic so as to not overwhelm the airport controllers. The only way it will work is if pilots will actually read and follow the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,413
Posted By MED
I have always thought aircraft control was less...

I have always thought aircraft control was less rigorous and safe at Sun n Fun than it is at Oshkosh. Just my impression.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,413
Posted By MED
That would be more than in 2018 . . . :eek:

That would be more than in 2018 . . . :eek:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By MED
I installed a throttle quadrant on my RV-14A and...

I installed a throttle quadrant on my RV-14A and discovered the prop governor spring was strong enough to cause the prop lever to creep unless the friction lock was engaged. I spoke with Hartzell...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By MED
Two small vice grip pliers seemed to help. Still...

Two small vice grip pliers seemed to help. Still a PITA! :eek:
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By MED
I find I add air about twice a year. Filled to 4...

I find I add air about twice a year. Filled to 4 bar, I find it about 3 bar after 6 months or so. Don’t notice any difference in landing and the loss is not visually obvious. YMMV. :rolleyes:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-12-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,360
Posted By MED
Great idea on the ferrule crimper. I, too, have...

Great idea on the ferrule crimper. I, too, have had issues with the pmag wire connections. I ordered the tool! Thanks, Jim Ellis.:cool:
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By MED
Lower right side.

Lower right side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,468
Posted By MED
Walt’s quotes are in line with what I have been...

Walt’s quotes are in line with what I have been paying. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By MED
Slightly off topic, I saw traffic below me a...

Slightly off topic, I saw traffic below me a couple of weeks ago at less than 3000 moving very fast left to right with no ADSB target displayed. I just happened to see him. He appeared to be on an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,013
Posted By MED
Amen. So, even more justification for changing...

Amen. So, even more justification for changing airplane engine oil.:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,013
Posted By MED
Let’s see: 50 hours @ 200 mph = 10,000 miles. ...

Let’s see: 50 hours @ 200 mph = 10,000 miles. Most car manufacturers want you to change your oil more frequently than that. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By MED
Make sure the pulled rivets are truly flush. I...

Make sure the pulled rivets are truly flush. I had a few rivets that were not quite flush and one of them was bearing enough to put pressure on the bottom of the window, causing a little stress...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,889
Posted By MED
Entertainment value watching one of the “never...

Entertainment value watching one of the “never ending debates.” :rolleyes:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-27-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,636
Posted By MED
I just changed plugs today and all of the...

I just changed plugs today and all of the adapters came out with the plugs. To get the plugs out of the adapters, I put a 7/8” deep socket with a hex on the bottom into a vice, then use a 5/8” deep...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-27-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,636
Posted By MED
Copper gasket and anti-seize on the adapter.

Copper gasket and anti-seize on the adapter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By MED
For my 14, I was given 100 mile radius of my home...

For my 14, I was given 100 mile radius of my home airport. An RV is fast. You need to ask for enough room to fly without always turning.
Forum: Reviews 03-23-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By MED
In my dealings, John Stark was always an honest...

In my dealings, John Stark was always an honest stand-up guy. Even though that was a decade ago, I would be very surprised if that has changed.
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By MED
Congratulations on your 1st flight! :D I have a...

Congratulations on your 1st flight! :D

I have a low-voltage alarm on the G3x to alert for alternator failure. Works well.
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By MED
Excellent videos! Thanks for the links. :)

Excellent videos! Thanks for the links. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By MED
I believe the quality of both is top-notch. For...

I believe the quality of both is top-notch. For me, the decision came down to color selection.
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,454
Posted By MED
The elevator trim is installed in the elevator -...

The elevator trim is installed in the elevator - no reason to wait. The tail light is installed into the fiberglas fairing at the bottom of the rudder. You could wait to install it, if you plan to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,928
Posted By MED
As an example, I just sold my 1974 Piper Archer...

As an example, I just sold my 1974 Piper Archer that I owned for over 30 years. At the time I sold it, the property taxes in my county were about $170 a year. The new owner, who lives in an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,928
Posted By MED
At least in my county, and I am pretty sure it is...

At least in my county, and I am pretty sure it is state-wide, property tax is based on your county of residence, not where the aircraft is based.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,928
Posted By MED
Property tax is based on your county of residence...

Property tax is based on your county of residence and varies widely county-to-county. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By MED
The little (read: incredibly light weight)...

The little (read: incredibly light weight) helicopter was on display in the NASA building at Oshkosh a few years ago. Talked with one of the designers/testers and it was a significant effort to...
Forum: GPS 02-15-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By MED
The Garmin G3X installation manual says “no...

The Garmin G3X installation manual says “no closer than 6 inches, edge to edge.” There are other requirements regarding proximity to comm antennas.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By MED
Krylon Plastic Primer in a rattle can before...

Krylon Plastic Primer in a rattle can before installation. Seems to be fine. :cool:
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,505
Posted By MED
Sorry, I didn’t notice that. :o

Sorry, I didn’t notice that. :o
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,505
Posted By MED
According to their website, a gust lock is...

According to their website, a gust lock is currently available for the RV-14. My buddy has one in his 14A and it works well. BTW-the original message is over 3 years old . . . :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,365
Posted By MED
We set up an overflow bottle at the reservoir and...

We set up an overflow bottle at the reservoir and filled from the bottom of each side with a garden sprayer. We did disconnect the brake cylinders at the rudder pedals and oriented them horizontally...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,365
Posted By MED
Glad you are making progress, Jeff. In the way...

Glad you are making progress, Jeff. In the way of encouragement, we used Beringer brakes and parking brakes on our two RV-14s, and after filling them from the bottom, have not had any problems. The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By MED
I will say, when you are doing the canopy, having...

I will say, when you are doing the canopy, having a large table you can walk around (like 2 EAA benches together) is very helpful.
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,626
Posted By MED
Also, unless you are building at the airport,...

Also, unless you are building at the airport, you’ll need to take them off for transport, anyway. 🙄
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,700
Posted By MED
I used Camlock KM610 flush latches and a spring...

I used Camlock KM610 flush latches and a spring hinge from Cleveland Tools. Looks clean and works great. Make sure you get Camlocks for the correct thickness (e.g., 0.064 inch).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By MED
I recently had a problem getting electronic...

I recently had a problem getting electronic results from Blackstone. After a few weeks, I called to ask about them. I was assurred they had been sent, but they sent them again immediately. No joy,...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By MED
I believe it is because it is “permanent.” The...

I believe it is because it is “permanent.” The alternative offered to the loctite is staking the screws! :eek:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-27-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By MED
Congratulations! Don’t forget to “fly it like...

Congratulations! Don’t forget to “fly it like you stole it” for the first couple of hours to properly seat the rings. ;)
Forum: Safety 01-23-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,298
Posted By MED
You can get them cheaper on e-bay, if you are not...

You can get them cheaper on e-bay, if you are not in a hurry.
Forum: Safety 01-22-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,298
Posted By MED
I have a Safe-T-Cable - access is still quite...

I have a Safe-T-Cable - access is still quite difficult. :eek: It is much better than pliers, though.
Forum: Safety 01-22-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,298
Posted By MED
That is a great idea! Hardest location to...

That is a great idea! Hardest location to install safety wire for me, as well. I’ll have to look into sizes available.:)
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 174,640
Posted By MED
A magnetic compass is required in Canada, as I...

A magnetic compass is required in Canada, as I understand, but not in the US.
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By MED
Interesting. I flew today and, as normal, did...

Interesting. I flew today and, as normal, did not smell anything unusual. I did not know excess fuel (?) would dump out the sniffle valve with the engine running. How did you learn this . . ....
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By MED
Van’s has suggested initial settings on their...

Van’s has suggested initial settings on their website. Adjust to suit yourself. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 182,641
Posted By MED
Last year, before DR and Bill K made it possible...

Last year, before DR and Bill K made it possible to add pictures . . .:D
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By MED
I crawled all over under the plane and didn’t see...

I crawled all over under the plane and didn’t see any staining. I figured it must be related to the aux. pump, since I only smelled it when I forgot the pump on and only while it was on. I’m going...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By MED
Gas Smell

When I switched tanks during my last flight, I turned on the fuel pump, as I always do, but forgot to turn it back off for a few minutes. I discovered it when I smelled gas, which was a first for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By MED
Polygone works, but slooowly. It is best for...

Polygone works, but slooowly. It is best for removing thin layers or residue. A phenolic scraper (Yardstore) or plastic scrapers work best to remove the bulk. You can also clean-up and remove...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By MED
I did what JTJones said. The p-mag doesn’t care...

I did what JTJones said. The p-mag doesn’t care about orientation. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By MED
The RV-14A was just called RV-14 until the...

The RV-14A was just called RV-14 until the taildragger was introduced. Maybe, Van’s is keeping the option open . . . :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,833
Posted By MED
This is incorrect. Halon interrupts the...

This is incorrect. Halon interrupts the combustion process, but does not remove the oxygen. That is why it is safe to use in areas where people are present, giving them time to evacuate (think...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,833
Posted By MED
I used a VPX, so had a blank spot where the fuses...

I used a VPX, so had a blank spot where the fuses would normally be. I put a tiny halon extinguisher there. Unfortunately, because of height constraints, only the smallest one from ACS would fit,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,959
Posted By MED
Something lots of folks forget, but good if you...

Something lots of folks forget, but good if you plan to fly IFR: An alternate static switch. Mounts on the panel inline with your static line. Open if you lose your external static port for some...
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,652
Posted By MED
PM sent. :)

PM sent. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By MED
FYI - you can have anything you want on the data...

FYI - you can have anything you want on the data plate as manufacturer as long as it is listed exactly the same as manufacturer on the registration. I wanted my name listed as first MI last, but...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,686
Posted By MED
Someone is in the wrong place/forum. :confused:

Someone is in the wrong place/forum. :confused:
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