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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-07-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
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: 6,998
Posted By JTJones
Okay then!

Thanks Brad!
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-01-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,998
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: 6,998
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: 3,121
Posted By JTJones
In Hawaii...

we call em Da Kine!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 53,847
Posted By JTJones
That would be great!

howzitjj@gmail.com

Thanks!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 53,847
Posted By JTJones
Very nice

Do you have one for the -14?
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
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: 1,412
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: 2,862
Posted By JTJones
CO Guardian also ...

wired to G3X.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
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: 5,886
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: 5,886
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: 211
Views: 44,826
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: 211
Views: 44,826
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: 749
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: 1,070
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: 888
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: 2,957
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: 947
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: 1,042
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: 3,184
Posted By JTJones
Use...

denatured alcohol.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
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: 19,931
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: 19,931
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: 13,174
Posted By JTJones
My NO STEP placard😀

Hereís what my placard looks like!
Forum: GPS 07-25-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,462
Posted By JTJones
and that

Could be that simple
Forum: GPS 07-25-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,462
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: 2,462
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: 841
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: 1,105
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: 1,751
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: 725
Posted By JTJones
Or this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxSLbpAwibg
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By JTJones
Build On!

My opinion is you will be fine.:)
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,751
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: 2,623
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: 2,623
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: 4,924
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: 5,462
Posted By JTJones
Cleaveland

Cleaveland
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
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: 1,945
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: 940
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: 1,102
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: 1,445
Posted By JTJones
Sorry

Yes, flapper is stainless...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
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: 1,445
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: 1,445
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: 2,404
Posted By JTJones
Check your PMs

Check your PMs
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,404
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: 2,404
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: 1,841
Views: 517,590
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...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,662
Posted By JTJones
Grrreeeeaaaattt!

Grrreeeeaaaattt!
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,667
Posted By JTJones
YaY,

Awesome, congrats! No loose jam nuts! Right?!
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,815
Posted By JTJones
VHT Paint

I painted mine with VHT engine paint, then sprayed VHT clear coat on them and baked them in the oven - when my wife wasn't home - per the instructions. Looks great and is durable. Lots of colors to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 140,774
Posted By JTJones
How about this...

This applies to the GTNs but there isn?t (I don?t think) a GTN Wish List. But I?ll submit here for the G3X and GTN that in my experience, 90% of the time I push the Direct To Button it is to go to a...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,756
Posted By JTJones
I use the aft seat hinge

I have Classic Aero seats in my -14 and use the aft-most hinge. I am tall at 6?6? and it is quite comfortable. I do not feel it is too upright of a seating position.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,181
Posted By JTJones
Hooker is different

Check with Hooker or your interior manufacturer (I used Classic Aero) but in my -14 the cable was not used. I was supplied with 4 links, two per side that sandwich the the harness lug and attach...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,452
Posted By JTJones
Andair says...

This is from Andair:

Undo the safety wire, unscrew the fitting then unscrew the safety wire end from the filter case. Blow the exposed filter out on an airline and swill it in clean fuel to remove...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,661
Posted By JTJones
Oooohhh yeahhh

I?m 6?6? with wide shoulders. I?m looking at my wife. Honey???
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,661
Posted By JTJones
Mine are weak too

My struts aren?t doing the job either and my plane has been sitting for almost a year while waiting for a replacement engine. Let us know what you decide to use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By JTJones
Look on Van's website

Most, but not all of the plans are available on Van's website under SUPPORT/SERVICE INFORMATION AND REVISIONS. The plans sections there are ones that have had revisions and are complete sections
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,991
Posted By JTJones
Expanding foam

Wrap it in a contractor garbage bag, suck the air out with a vacuum and spray expanding foam around the base and it will expand and take the form of the engine
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,487
Posted By JTJones
Lost 5 Horses

The XP-400 was advertised as 215 HP. The 390 210 HP. Still breaking it in and don?t notice a difference on takeoff but haven?t really leaned it much in cruise so time will tell.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,487
Posted By JTJones
Not Hawaii

The airplane is currently in central Florida. It was built at Synergy Air in OR and I have no plans to have it in Hawaii.
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