VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 137
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: JTJones
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,876
Posted By JTJones
Caught my canopy

I installed them and had no issues but opened the canopy recently and it got hung up. Must have moved aft over time.
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By JTJones
Drifting my own threadÖ

Thanks to everyone for their responses. Now to drift my own thread. So it seems best glide speed is in the neighborhood of 95kias . What glide ratio does that speed equate to in the -14?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By JTJones
Move

I did my update at PacificCoastAvionics while getting my IFR recertification for xpnder/pitot static. They said when you move the plane and get a good satellite signal for your GPS it will clear and...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,025
Posted By JTJones
Like I said...

Iím no expert and gleaned my method from reading John Deakin, Mike Bush and Lycoming books and documents. I also had numerous discussions with all the A&Ps at Synergy air in Eugene and Gary Brown,...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,025
Posted By JTJones
Huh?

Iím no expert but rocketbob's method goes against everything Iíve read about engine break in. Nothing personal but it sounds like a great way to glaze your cylinders.

I broke in my XP-400 and then...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By JTJones
Thanks for the responses

I am well aware glide performance varies with wind and weight. Thanks for the ďafterfireĒ term.
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By JTJones
RV-14 Best Glide Speed

Iím trying to fine tune my data on best glide speed in an RV-14. At 95 knots IAS or higher I get some engine backfire which is disconcerting. Engine is an IO390X with a constant speed prop. Anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,448
Posted By JTJones
Finally back in the air!

After making our way through the down time waiting for an XP-400 replacement, getting her flying again, then getting stopped in our tracks by C-19 we can finally join this string. The -14 is back in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By JTJones
Look on FAA's website

Go to FAA.gov and there is a section on Aircraft Handbooks & Manuals. You can download free manuals in PDF format. Hereís a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,246
Posted By JTJones
Dang...

no way I know enough to say how to fix the wing, or the bird. But Iím thinking about you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By JTJones
Use a different card

Use a properly formatted card so data will get stored.
Forum: Northwest 04-25-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By JTJones
Use Gary!

Gary did my RV-14 in Eugene. It was a great experience and he is highly recommended.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,856
Posted By JTJones
Justin, please clarify...

...allow fuel flow information to be sent from the G3X Touch to an adjacent GTN (Xi) Series Navigator.

Can fuel flow info be sent only to Xi navigators or to GTN750 non Xi navigators as well?

Thanks
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-07-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By JTJones
I used this...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1346384590.html

The gang at Stein engraved it.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-01-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,498
Posted By JTJones
Okay then!

Thanks Brad!
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-01-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,498
Posted By JTJones
Stein did it!

I used Stein for my panel so they programmed the alert. I have a Gap-20 pitot. Perhaps G3xpert could chime in on how to make it happen. I believe it has to do with programming discreets.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,498
Posted By JTJones
On my system...

which is dual G3X/G5/GTN750, if the temperature reaches near freezing I get an annunciation on the G3X in yellow that says PITOT HEAT if the pitot heat is not on. Might try to make that happen in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,918
Posted By JTJones
In Hawaii...

we call em Da Kine!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 55,903
Posted By JTJones
That would be great!

howzitjj@gmail.com

Thanks!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 55,903
Posted By JTJones
Very nice

Do you have one for the -14?
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By JTJones
Iím confused

You are building a -7 but are asking about a -14 prop cable and your post is in the -14 forum. That said on my -14 I used the stock prop cable from Vanís but custom mixture and throttle cables from...
Forum: Autopilots 02-19-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,795
Posted By JTJones
What Walt said,

or it could also be the pitch servo direction needs to be reversed. I had that problem when testing my autopilot. I had the auto trim off as recommended. Reversed the pitch servo direction and was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,521
Posted By JTJones
CO Guardian also ...

wired to G3X.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By JTJones
If I understand your question...

...hereís a thought. On my airplane I mounted each of the PMags such that access to the anchor screw on the control lead plugs was easily accessible. So each mag is oriented slightly differently as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,871
Posted By JTJones
Thatís interesting,

it is the first time weíve seen it with 140 hours on the airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,871
Posted By JTJones
The first time...

we flew our RV-14 in rain it began raining as we were taxiing out in Joplin Missouri on our way to the Pacific Northwest. Not long after the rain started we had water dripping onto our feet. We...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 54,689
Posted By JTJones
We feel for everyone affected...

All of us who were subject to the Superior XP-400 recall feel everyoneís pain. I had completed flight testing and flew my new -14 from Washington to Florida planning for a winter of flying in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 54,689
Posted By JTJones
Superior Air Parts has been working with the FAA

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=99561f10-3583-43ec-b9fc-fda9efb4097f
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By JTJones
I agree...

with Glenn. Use the 5 degrees from vertical.
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By JTJones
Thank God

When I installed my new engine (replacing the XP-400) I used all metal lock nuts. When I originally installed the XP-400 the geometry of the case where the nuts go made it next to impossible to...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By JTJones
Iím 6í6Ē

and have pedals full forward and seat-back full aft. I have pedal extensions for improved rudder/brake pedal ergonomics. Itís totally comfortable. In cruise I can put my feet under the rudder...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-16-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,395
Posted By JTJones
Check your ignition wires

I had a similar issue. It was intermittent on Comm1 only. One of the ignition wires on the left PMag coil was loose and it was arcing. Re-secured wire boot and problem went away. From the PMag...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By JTJones
Deburred?

Those holes donít look like theyíve been deburred? Maybe itís just hard to tell from the picture...
Forum: Interiors 10-07-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By JTJones
Go with a -14

I’m 6’6” and I flew in a friend’s RV-7 for awhile before building my -14. The -14 is much more comfortable. I put the seat-back in the aft most position and have the rudder pedals in the forward...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,600
Posted By JTJones
Use...

denatured alcohol.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By JTJones
I did it on my -14

Itís great. Even makes rolling the plane on a ramp or in the hangar easier. 140 hours on the plane and no issues so far.
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,719
Posted By JTJones
Mine wonít start...

It appears some are able to get their engines to start. When my Andair pump loses prime and won’t pump fuel the engine will not start. I have a Version #3.
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,719
Posted By JTJones
Failed pump or lost prime?

I have had a problem with my -14 where I turn on the fuel pump and it runs but I get no flow/pressure and the pump doesnít sound quite right. It has happened 3 times in 140 hours, usually after the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,703
Posted By JTJones
My NO STEP placard😀

Hereís what my placard looks like!
Forum: GPS 07-25-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,932
Posted By JTJones
and that

Could be that simple
Forum: GPS 07-25-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,932
Posted By JTJones
When do you get the error...

If the error is occurring trying to download the database to the card, I had that problem last time I tried to download new databases to my SD card. I called Garmin and they helped me figure out...
Forum: GPS 07-25-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,932
Posted By JTJones
Card canít be too big

You have to try and find an 8GB card, 16GB Max. For some reason high storage cards wonít work.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By JTJones
Dan H has em'

https://www.rvplasticparts.com/product-page/version-2-spark-plug-lead-baffle-seal-8-mm-outside-diameter-lead
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By JTJones
There?s a string on this

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=169496

Check my post #3, I used a driving/spot combo light on the left and a spot on the right.
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,980
Posted By JTJones
Spruce has them

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/ruddercable.php

I reshaped them a bit and put them on with proseal.
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By JTJones
Or this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxSLbpAwibg
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By JTJones
Build On!

My opinion is you will be fine.:)
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,980
Posted By JTJones
Hmmm.

Not at the plane so can?t look at it but ponder this...

Looking at the plans it appears the rivets that hold the nutplates onto the longeron go through the skin, then through the longeron and then...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,935
Posted By JTJones
Oil change

I changed my oil at 5 hours, 15 hours, 30 hours. At 50 hours I changed it again to move from Aeroshell 100 mineral oil to Aeroshell W100 Plus.
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,935
Posted By JTJones
That?s pretty high...

for the oil temp in my opinion. I am flying a -14 and have a butterfly valve installed so I can restrict airflow to the oil cooler. At the OATs you stated I run about 180 degrees or less and need...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,394
Posted By JTJones
Not sure what you need but...

...I have been flying my RV-14 for about 100 hours now. I have dual PMags and a Hartzell aluminum blended airfoil constant speed prop (72?) which I ordered from Van's (C2YR-1BFP/F7497-2). The first...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,189
Posted By JTJones
Cleaveland

Cleaveland
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,391
Posted By JTJones
KEHO

I flew into Shelby-Cleveland County (KEHO) a few months ago. A very nice field about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Might not be close enough for your needs?
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,188
Posted By JTJones
https://i.postimg.cc/fLcJNS4c/A48-D2198-1201-4357-...

https://i.postimg.cc/fLcJNS4c/A48-D2198-1201-4357-A296-DA908-E926-FC5.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By JTJones
I Agree

I agree. Having the chart overlaid on the EFIS is just clutter.
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,265
Posted By JTJones
I agree

I agree with TASEsq and bgill. Also look at plans page 23-10.
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By JTJones
Sorry

Yes, flapper is stainless...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By JTJones
Also Spruce

I sourced the valves from plane innovations but I think they went away, I can?t find them on the internet anymore. Spruce has them though. Search:

HEATER BYPASS VALVE WITH CABIN SIDE CONTROL LEVER...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By JTJones
Flange Source

I sourced the flange from Aircraft Spruce:

ALUMINUM FLANGE 2" 10350-8
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By JTJones
Yes it does

Yes, two heat muffs. I added a second flange on the back left baffle with a second scat tube so each heat vent has its own source.

This shows the...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,692
Posted By JTJones
Check your PMs

Check your PMs
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,692
Posted By JTJones
3 works

3 layers should work. After the fiberglass was cured I also brushed on a coat of resin after sanding.
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,692
Posted By JTJones
Modify the snorkel

I have an FM-150/B&C starter combo. I made cut outs in the snorkel where there were clearance issues. I then pressed clay onto the inside of the snorkel at the cutouts and molded the clay to allow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 545,183
Posted By JTJones
We did just that...

When building my -14 we used a piece of PVC as a jig to hold the snorkel in line with the FM-150 throttle body. We bought a PVC coupling at Home Depot. It was slightly too big so we had to use...
Showing results 1 to 64 of 137

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:21 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.