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Forum: Reviews 08-24-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,360
Posted By woodmanrog
No need for a special battery box in the RV14 for...

No need for a special battery box in the RV14 for an EarthX battery. Just a foam shim to fill the empty space and perhaps a little longer screw size for the hold down plate. I think I also am going...
Forum: Reviews 08-23-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,360
Posted By woodmanrog
Shoutout for EarthX batterys

Just some kudos for EarthX batteries and Kathy. I installed the new battery into N199MJ yesterday, What a difference in cranking power. The engine spun over so fast the plane started to taxi. JUST A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By woodmanrog
Well, Here is what I did. This is what follows...

Well, Here is what I did. This is what follows after the metal parts are assembled. and after cutting to shape and sanding edges:
1. Cover front and back with Frogtape
2. Drill holes with specially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By woodmanrog
Well, Here is what I did. This is what follows...

Well, Here is what I did. This is what follows after the metal parts are assembled. and after cutting to shape and sanding edges:
1. Cover front and back with Frogtape
2. Drill holes with specially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By woodmanrog
Cracking leading edge lens

After 350 hrs on our 14, I found both leading edge lenses with cracks. I am assuming that either or both causes would be A:vibration B:the screws holding the lens in place were too snug. I think I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-27-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By woodmanrog
In our 14, we fly final with 3 green bars. That...

In our 14, we fly final with 3 green bars. That translates to about 70 knots indicated. Cut power normally, flare to a smooth touchdown. Works at all flap settings.
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,728
Posted By woodmanrog
Sorry for the late reply. We have been using...

Sorry for the late reply. We have been using Exxon Elite 20W50. I think we will be changing brands soon due to the huge increase in price.
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By woodmanrog
Fix a flat is not a good idea. Will cause serious...

Fix a flat is not a good idea. Will cause serious vibration. Don't ask how i know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,464
Posted By woodmanrog
48 landings in 48 states

Yesterday, (May 28) two 99's, Myra and Claudette, left Florida to begin their quest to land in 24 of the 48 contiguous United States. Follow the adventures on the blog ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,092
Posted By woodmanrog
Proud to call you my friend Turbo. Keep them...

Proud to call you my friend Turbo. Keep them smiles coming.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,782
Posted By woodmanrog
Sorry about pic size. Had a problem with my image...

Sorry about pic size. Had a problem with my image site.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,782
Posted By woodmanrog
Best day ever

https://i.imgur.com/YOUdGI6.jpg

Al had never ridden in a small plane. What could be a better experience than to fly in a new RV14A to the final "Old Farts" fly in at Venice, Florida. Perfect...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,813
Posted By woodmanrog
Third shoutout for the form a funnel. I use the...

Third shoutout for the form a funnel. I use the largest model, form one end to fit underneath the filter. Then punch ahole in the top of the filter, rotate so the hole is facing the the filter to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,272
Posted By woodmanrog
Autolite 386 plug question for Pmags

will the Autolite 386 plugs work on an IO390 with required long reach plugs? I would really not prefer to add adapters if possible.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By woodmanrog
Pmag installation question

Has anybody made a video or have a lot of photos of their Pmag installation? I find the instructions to be confusing and a step by step in the install would be great if available. By the bye: This is...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,218
Posted By woodmanrog
Rather than covers, I glued our glareshield vinyl...

Rather than covers, I glued our glareshield vinyl over the entire surface and then cut the excess out of the design with an exacto knife. Looks very neat. Love the 3D printed ones.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-11-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,024
Posted By woodmanrog
Welcome to the club. I did what you did 3 times....

Welcome to the club. I did what you did 3 times. (3 RV6'S) We finally bit the bullet and built our present RV, a 14A. You will never get tired of Vans designs or this community.
Woodman
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,412
Posted By woodmanrog
Don't be afraid to tighten a bit over specs. All...

Don't be afraid to tighten a bit over specs. All of the Bellvile washers flatten out over time. If you feel even a slight vibration on taxi or landing, tighten immediatly. Do not lube the Bellville...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,113
Posted By woodmanrog
Since break in, we have been using Exxon Elite...

Since break in, we have been using Exxon Elite 15/50. I have used this oil in 3 other RV's with great success. We are presently using 2 qts per 50 hrs. Blackstone oil analysis have been very positive...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-03-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,312
Posted By woodmanrog
You may have to tighten the bolt past the present...

You may have to tighten the bolt past the present cotter pin holes, torque to 23-25 lbs of breakout force and drill new holes for the cotter pin. For what it's worth, do not put any grease on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,270
Posted By woodmanrog
Always easier to install during the build rather...

Always easier to install during the build rather than after. This is a very worthwhile mod along with the wheel bearing one that Allen provides.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-07-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By woodmanrog
Attach the stiffeners per the instructions on the...

Attach the stiffeners per the instructions on the rear of the gear legs. Then, mount the fairings over the stiffeners and seal the aft edges by fibreglas, hinge or strong tape. If there is any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,688
Posted By woodmanrog
I purcased the Bergin version of cable tools and...

I purcased the Bergin version of cable tools and love it more every time I use it. I share it with anybody who wants to try it in our old fa*ts club. One of the best aircraft purchases I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By woodmanrog
Thanks Raymo, I have been trying with different...

Thanks Raymo,
I have been trying with different imaging sites. I'll edit again using your suggestion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By woodmanrog
Almost Antisplat easy exit mod

Thanks to Allen Nimmo fo Antisplat Aero.com for this idea. I don't think it will affect his idea for the RV4 sales but it this is my take for our RV14A.

View from in front of the left seat. Kick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,845
Posted By woodmanrog
Smile Please design these bars for the 14 A's.

Please design these bars for the 14 A's.
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,853
Posted By woodmanrog
We used the stock system which came with the...

We used the stock system which came with the upgraded nose gear axel. We then upgraded the main gear with the Antisplat (VAF advertiser) bearing modification. Same results at a much lower cost.
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 128,399
Posted By woodmanrog
You are going to love this airplane!

You are going to love this airplane!
Forum: Fiberglass 09-09-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,564
Posted By woodmanrog
I used Azko heat reflecting paint. Supposedly...

I used Azko heat reflecting paint. Supposedly keeps top surface cooler and is easy to detect maladies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By woodmanrog
15.3.3 experience

Friday, I decided to load the new operating update for the Dynon Touch system. We have the Touch with 2 10 inch displays as well as the Dynon Radio, AP, and Baro panels. After downloading from the...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,728
Posted By woodmanrog
We have been using Exxon Elite in our last 3...

We have been using Exxon Elite in our last 3 RV's. IO390, O360 and O320. Our 0360 was incredible. Burning 1 guart In 50 hours for over 800 hours. The IO390 is running a close second with 2 quarts in...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,728
Posted By woodmanrog
Our IO390 is happiest with 6 qts on the dipstick....

Our IO390 is happiest with 6 qts on the dipstick. We burn about 1 quart every 25 hours. Oil and filter changes at 50 hour intervals.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By woodmanrog
It is really easy to over tighten the screws. It...

It is really easy to over tighten the screws. It also helps to use a soft washer between the screws and the plastic.
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,402
Posted By woodmanrog
You're supposed to raise the plane off of the...

You're supposed to raise the plane off of the ground when installing the pants to simulate in flight. Raise and level.
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,734
Posted By woodmanrog
Van designed the 14 with a v/NE of 200 knots.

Van designed the 14 with a v/NE of 200 knots.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-02-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By woodmanrog
Possibly either a little corrosion at the...

Possibly either a little corrosion at the connectors or loosened connectors. Try separating and reconnecting several times and see if things go back to normal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,312
Posted By woodmanrog
Ron, check out Scheme Designers.

Ron, check out Scheme Designers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,380
Posted By woodmanrog
Congrats! The more you fly it, the more you will...

Congrats! The more you fly it, the more you will love it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,015
Posted By woodmanrog
My surprise 75th

I didn't want it, but my wife insisted on a surprise 75th birthday bash. After my party, we met with her best high school buddy and her husband in Myrtle Beach, SC. Unfortunately we couldn't fly...
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,931
Posted By woodmanrog
Again, kudos to Allen and his staff. Just...

Again, kudos to Allen and his staff. Just received a pair of jack points and the new bead breaker. Top quality as usual.
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 162,033
Posted By woodmanrog
N199MJ final design

Here is our final design. There are 2 additional USB ports located under the bottom edge at the midpoint of the screens. These are for the data input and output of the Dynon Touch system. Turned out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By woodmanrog
Looking for hangar for weekend at KCQF, Fairport, Alabama

My honey is hoping to fly to an event at Fairhope, Alabama (KCQF) Friday and return to Florida on Sunday. If anyone has a hangar to rent for a couple of nights, it would really be appreciated. This...
Forum: Safety 04-27-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,599
Posted By woodmanrog
Similar situation 2 years ago. Observed a slight...

Similar situation 2 years ago. Observed a slight discoloration in my urine and figured I had an infection. Went to my PCP and had an ultrasound just in case. Turned out I had a malignant golf ball...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,617
Posted By woodmanrog
I concur with Vic. I did a flight today with full...

I concur with Vic. I did a flight today with full tanks and over 400 lbs of passengers and still was able to climb out at 2000 fpm. Pretty good performance I think. ( IO390 on a 14A)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,337
Posted By woodmanrog
With regards to the previous post: nothing helps...

With regards to the previous post: nothing helps sell a used aircraft like easily read and complete records. I personally keep separate books and binders for engine, airframe, prop, oil analysis and...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,435
Posted By woodmanrog
Good suggestion Bernie. I didn't notice any marks...

Good suggestion Bernie. I didn't notice any marks on the nose gear fairing but I Will check. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By woodmanrog
Garmin SB1613 upgrade

I tried the link in the previous posts about the SB1613 upgrade and was not able to do a download. I searched Garmin's website and it doesn't locate the link. Any suggestions?
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,004
Posted By woodmanrog
Necessary?

Years ago I purchased a similar lock and never used it. A friend of mine suggested that it is a lot cheaper to replace the radios than the canopy. Just makes you think. I set up a system for our new...
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,921
Posted By woodmanrog
Unless you need 4 seats, you would be hard...

Unless you need 4 seats, you would be hard pressed not to love the RV14. Every time MJ comes back from a flight she gushes how much she is in love with her new toy. I feel pretty much the same way...
Forum: Tools 02-11-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,645
Posted By woodmanrog
Fantastic tool

For the longest time I have been agonizing over purchasing a cable tool to help me do safety wiring. For years I have done the normal safety wiring with a twist pliers and I have to say that due to...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,317
Posted By woodmanrog
Just heat the ride edge and flex it closer to the...

Just heat the ride edge and flex it closer to the outside edge. Then mount your rubber flanges to fit over the edges of the air cooler and metal flanges.
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,166
Posted By woodmanrog
One of the best decisions we made was the...

One of the best decisions we made was the installation of camlocks on both the upper and lower cowls. Complete removal in less than 10 minutes. With a quick drain and flex funnel the oil is drained...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,487
Posted By woodmanrog
Brush on automotive engine degreaser. Non...

Brush on automotive engine degreaser. Non flammable. Rinse off with hose.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By woodmanrog
We installed camlocks on 199MJ and couldn't be...

We installed camlocks on 199MJ and couldn't be happier. Great product, great service.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,435
Posted By woodmanrog
We haven't had a dynamic balance yet but I have...

We haven't had a dynamic balance yet but I have to say that this aircraft is the most vibration free of the 4 I have owned. The prop balance has been on our list but we just haven't had the time....
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,435
Posted By woodmanrog
The photo shows the crack that is actually broken...

The photo shows the crack that is actually broken all the way through the aluminum. Last night I was thinking about my advice on the use of a doubler when perhaps a standard round rivet would work...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,435
Posted By woodmanrog
Bottom cowl closeout glitch

We just finished our 1st Conditional Inspection at 150 hours on N199MJ. I'm happy to report everything looks like new except for this glitch with P/N FF-00003A (bottom cowl closeout). I would suggest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,567
Posted By woodmanrog
When it's time to mount the stiffeners, be sure...

When it's time to mount the stiffeners, be sure to TAPE them in place and make sure the fairings fit before permanent attachment.
Forum: California 11-20-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,061
Posted By woodmanrog
I just mixed a little Proseal and mushed it into...

I just mixed a little Proseal and mushed it into the rivet with my finger and a popsicle stick. Wiped off the excess, let it set for a couple of days and never saw blue for eight years of flying.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,396
Posted By woodmanrog
I've tried almost everything listed by all of the...

I've tried almost everything listed by all of the previous posts. The best product bar none is a toilet bowl wax ring. It's cheap, one ring will last for years, easy to clean-up and is also g?od for...
Forum: Propellers 10-25-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By woodmanrog
Palm beach propeller shop.

Palm beach propeller shop.
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By woodmanrog
Polish them up and maybe coat them with a dry...

Polish them up and maybe coat them with a dry lube.
Forum: RV-4 10-12-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,224
Posted By woodmanrog
Nothing to lose by making the change. In answer...

Nothing to lose by making the change. In answer to your question, the tests were run within a one hour time period along our favorite canal at 1000 ft. Wot.
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,224
Posted By woodmanrog
I was once told to look at fast AIRCRAFT if you...

I was once told to look at fast AIRCRAFT if you want to go fast. Fighter jets don't have curved intersection fairings, they go fast. My first RV6 had fiberglass curved fairings. I changed it back to...
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