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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By MED
I am hoping so. I have the plans, but still...

I am hoping so. I have the plans, but still waiting for a pilot. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2022, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By MED
Good catch, Vic . . . er, Tom! :rolleyes:

Good catch, Vic . . . er, Tom! :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By MED
I mounted the adsb blade below the baggage...

I mounted the adsb blade below the baggage compartment, because my 45R is in front of the passenger. I put a ďtwigĒ transponder antenna under the tail cone to close the center hole and left the...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By MED
Something to consider - 3 blades are pretty, but...

Something to consider - 3 blades are pretty, but considerably complicate cowling removal. YMMV
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,954
Posted By MED
Took 24 with my gun. :)

Took 24 with my gun. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By MED
Thanks to all. Got the manual, now to download...

Thanks to all. Got the manual, now to download the file. :cool:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By MED
Thank you! I will have to get a current copy of...

Thank you! I will have to get a current copy of the installation manual. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2022, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By MED
Saving Configuration

Is there a way to save the G3x configurations with a data card rather than having to take photos of every screen? If not, it would be great if it were added. If so, how? :confused:
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,750
Posted By MED
The Cleveland tie-downs are nice, but my buddy...

The Cleveland tie-downs are nice, but my buddy has found they wonít fit many tie-down ropes. You could bring your own. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-15 05-09-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,145
Posted By MED
Spar carry-through on a strutless high wing, ala...

Spar carry-through on a strutless high wing, ala Cessna 210?
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,750
Posted By MED
I donít often need to tie down, so keep my wing...

I donít often need to tie down, so keep my wing tiedowns in a ziplock bag in the plane. The tail tie down doubles as a skid, so it remains in place. Probably worth a few knots . . . ; )
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By MED
The Vanís website store says 400N.

The Vanís website store says 400N.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By MED
I had an Archer with a partner with a similar...

I had an Archer with a partner with a similar situation - no fuel at the airport. We just always returned the airplane to the airport with tanks recently filled. It was 8 miles to fuel. Never had...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By MED
Be aware, the QB 14 has holes predrilled to mount...

Be aware, the QB 14 has holes predrilled to mount the rear canopy glass. You will have to find an acceptable way to hide them.
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By MED
It happened to me, too. These photos show the...

It happened to me, too. These photos show the problem you face and how I solved it. Be careful and you will be fine. To be clear, I drilled the center of a screw head, attached it to a piece of...
Forum: RV-15 05-02-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,432
Posted By MED
Free stuff for all builders? ;)

Free stuff for all builders?

;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-30-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By MED
These look very much like the ones sold for the...

These look very much like the ones sold for the RV12.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-29-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By MED
I bought the headset brackets Vanís sells for the...

I bought the headset brackets Vanís sells for the RV12 and mounted them to the side panels just below the instrument panel. Out of the sun and easy to reach . . . before you clip in your shoulder...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,298
Posted By MED
One thing to consider about installing plastic...

One thing to consider about installing plastic covers is their thickness. There is very little clearance with the canopy skirt when opening the canopy and at least a few folks have bent the thin...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By MED
The HF balancer worked fine. We used motorcycle...

The HF balancer worked fine. We used motorcycle stick-on weights. They have stayed on for almost 3 years and 250 hours. ...
Forum: Tools 04-16-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,181
Posted By MED
+1 A great device with lots of print options. : )

+1 A great device with lots of print options. : )
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,284
Posted By MED
So, RV7 Guy (Darwin) - Where did you end up...

So, RV7 Guy (Darwin) - Where did you end up stopping coming East? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,764
Posted By MED
My buddy installed one on his glareshield. He...

My buddy installed one on his glareshield. He said it was easy and straightforward. He still can display on the G3x screen, too.
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,764
Posted By MED
Just to be clear, the Garmin Pitot/AOA has two...

Just to be clear, the Garmin Pitot/AOA has two holes in the forward end - one for each function. Otherwise, it looks like a conventional pitot tube. The Garmin, at least, is also heated. There are...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By MED
Get out your magnifying glass. They are labeled,...

Get out your magnifying glass. They are labeled, just very hard to see. I had the same problem. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,843
Posted By MED
+1. I had tried several different methods/gadgets...

+1. I had tried several different methods/gadgets and finally tried the 1 1/2Ē PVC technique - worked like a charm! Didnít spill a drop.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,242
Posted By MED
Thatís beautiful work! :cool:

Thatís beautiful work! :cool:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,242
Posted By MED
Letís see - 200 mph, highly stressed environment...

Letís see - 200 mph, highly stressed environment - seems like CYA works both ways . . . :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By MED
Service bulletin? :confused: Nevermind, you are...

Service bulletin? :confused:

Nevermind, you are talking about the SB from 2016. Before my time. Sorry.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By MED
As you progress, you will get creative with large...

As you progress, you will get creative with large parts - under beds, hanging from the ceiling, wall ďartĒ . . . :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,457
Posted By MED
Ordered. :)

Ordered. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 107,905
Posted By MED
Now thatís cool! Wish I had hangar space. :cool:

Now thatís cool! Wish I had hangar space. :cool:
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By MED
Well, I looked through my prop documentation and...

Well, I looked through my prop documentation and couldnít find it, so I called Hartzell. They searched, too, and called me back to say it was approved for 2700 rpm with a 210 hp IO390. Surprising. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By MED
Put it the way you want it to be, but it must...

Put it the way you want it to be, but it must match the dataplate exactly, including any punctuation. The FAA does not understand John Smith and Smith, John communicate exactly the same information....
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By MED
The Hartzell composite prop comes with a 3” prop...

The Hartzell composite prop comes with a 3” prop extension, which, I believe pretty much negates any weight and balance differences with the heavier aluminum prop and avoids any issue with the...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By MED
My 14A has the 2-blade Hartzell composite prop...

My 14A has the 2-blade Hartzell composite prop and I love it. Beautiful to look at and responds quickly to throttle changes. Vic Syracuse lauded the smoothness of a composite prop and Hartzell...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,775
Posted By MED
One thing to consider before ordering the engine...

One thing to consider before ordering the engine is if you are sure you will enjoy building. If you have built something as involved as an airplane before, then, you know the answer. If not, I...
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By MED
You are not the only one to discover this. I...

You are not the only one to discover this. I recall one poor fellow had to replace his twice because of residual lock-tight left in the threaded holes. Vanís may have even added a statement to...
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By MED
One thing to consider, if it has not already been...

One thing to consider, if it has not already been mentioned, is the QB fuselage has, at least, the rear window holes already drilled. I can’t remember about all of the canopy holes, and I’m not sure...
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By MED
Aircraft Spruce and Specialty, Micro-fasteners,...

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty, Micro-fasteners, McMaster-Carr, direct from Vanís . . . They are readily available and you will need to develop a number of material sources during your build. Oh, and...
Forum: COMM 02-10-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By MED
I did exactly this and secured it with velcro...

I did exactly this and secured it with velcro under the panel directly in front of the pilot. Works well. :cool:
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,576
Posted By MED
I have used this one and its predecessors for...

I have used this one and its predecessors for decades. The batteries last for about 5 years - less than the sensor life. Then, you just replace it. On all the time. It gets tested every time the...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 203,388
Posted By MED
If you are going to paint the epoxy, you will...

If you are going to paint the epoxy, you will likely damage the paint eventually. That is why I put the SS washers. Make sure to allow enough clearance for a towbar, too.
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 203,388
Posted By MED
You need to leave easy access for a towbar. I...

You need to leave easy access for a towbar. I put the SS washer to protect the paint. I also extended the bolts to make it easier to align with the towbar. Inside, I permanently attached the...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 203,388
Posted By MED
Another thing to consider.

Another thing to consider.
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 203,388
Posted By MED
Before and after. Note the little flap installed...

Before and after. Note the little flap installed to close the gap before painting. :cool:
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,815
Posted By MED
I believe the FAA requires a way to quickly...

I believe the FAA requires a way to quickly depart the aircraft if it is to be used for aerobatics (e.g., quick release hinges on Cessna Aerobat). The RV-14 is aerobatic. Why limit its capabilities...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 203,388
Posted By MED
I permanently attached my wheel pant leg fairings...

I permanently attached my wheel pant leg fairings to the wheelpants, splitting them along the separation line between the front and rear pieces. Makes it much easier to remove the wheel pants. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,691
Posted By MED
That is what I used. I couldnít use the kit...

That is what I used. I couldnít use the kit supplied door, because it had holes in the wrong place, but a new one was easy to make from stock. I used 2 latches and a spring hinge.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,412
Posted By MED
I recommend a VPX. :cool:

I recommend a VPX. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 73
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 23,838
Posted By MED
Cool! Swept-wing RV! :p

Cool! Swept-wing RV! :p
Forum: Painting your RV 12-16-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By MED
I donít know about differences (other than...

I donít know about differences (other than potential hazards while spraying), but the WR, water reduced, is also tough as iron and easy to apply. :cool:
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By MED
Yes. Extra letters.

Yes.

Extra letters.
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,812
Posted By MED
Intersection fairings are in the kit. You might...

Intersection fairings are in the kit. You might want to replace/add:
Tosten sticks and grips
Parking brake
Sump heater (I consider it mandatory if you want to fly in Winter)
SS brake lines vs. kit...
Forum: RV-15 12-12-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,432
Posted By MED
Remember, they surprised us with the 14 at...

Remember, they surprised us with the 14 at Oshkosh. At least this time they gave us early notice. :rolleyes:
Forum: Propellers 12-10-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,318
Posted By MED
I believe Hartzell says not to mix grease - use...

I believe Hartzell says not to mix grease - use what is originally applied. The ďnewĒ grease should only be used on new props where it was originally used at Hartzell, although they may convert...
Forum: Tools 12-04-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,222
Posted By MED
I got one with a 7Ē tip from the e-auction site...

I got one with a 7Ē tip from the e-auction site and it has worked well for everything. :)
Forum: Fiberglass 11-21-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,255
Posted By MED
I used black epoxy dye in the first layer of the...

I used black epoxy dye in the first layer of the windscreen lay-up, per the plans. It was available along with the other fiberglas supplies (micro balloons, cloth, etc.). Not sure what colors are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-14-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,680
Posted By MED
I flew to GLO from SC. Worth the trip. :D

I flew to GLO from SC. Worth the trip. :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By MED
This is why I installed a co-pilot switches...

This is why I installed a co-pilot switches enable/disable switch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By MED
We have two RV-14As in Aiken, not upstate, but a...

We have two RV-14As in Aiken, not upstate, but a hop-skip-and-jump by RV. Our 14s have been flying since May 2019. There is a 14 builder in Rock Hill, one in Aiken, and a couple in Charleston that I...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By MED
The wiring harness Vanís provides in the RV-14...

The wiring harness Vanís provides in the RV-14 kit is made by Stein and includes connections for engine components and most of the avionics you will install (magnetometer, OAT, trim, autopilot, and...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By MED
I had Steinair build my panel and they provided a...

I had Steinair build my panel and they provided a one-piece panel and I am happy with it. A couple of friends had a 3-piece panel in their 14, which seemed to work well for them. Chose whichever...
Forum: Interiors 11-08-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,478
Posted By MED
Cheap hand-towels on the seats . . .

Cheap hand-towels on the seats . . .
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