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Forum: Electrical Systems 11-22-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,058
Posted By JDBoston
Is a backup alternator needed?

I am appreciative of the discussion here as I will have to "design" or borrow a similar diagram soon for my 14. I am currently not planning on the engine with the backup alternator pad although I may...
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By JDBoston
Aft Canopy 38-18 Countersink

On page 38-18 the plans call for a 426AD4-5 however I can't find anywhere that says to countersink the part. Does anyone recall if this was a...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,925
Posted By JDBoston
Waking this thread up - Same Problem

Does anyone have any hints on how to do this? This is 35-16 for reference. Despite making two sets of these, I am still having trouble getting the slots and holes to line up. Clearly I won't quit my...
Forum: Northeast 11-01-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By JDBoston
I am building a 14A, but I am in metrowest Boston...

I am building a 14A, but I am in metrowest Boston and fly out of 1B9 (I own a Cherokee 180).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,422
Posted By JDBoston
Iím not sure how interesting it is, just because...

Iím not sure how interesting it is, just because there are so many reasons for length of build. Iím on year 6 of my rv-14A, just because of life not because of difficulty.
Forum: Tools 09-06-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,268
Posted By JDBoston
Old news but Sears sold Craftsman to...

Old news but Sears sold Craftsman to Stanley/Black and Decker in 2017. I think I have seen the brand at other stores as well.
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,856
Posted By JDBoston
Nice! Was great to meet you! Beautiful airplane.

Nice! Was great to meet you! Beautiful airplane.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By JDBoston
I say remove it all

I am always in awe of some of the projects I see where everything is polished and shiny. I chose instead to accept the scratches and scuffing and just make sure nothing is too deep as I will paint...
Forum: Photography 07-11-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By JDBoston
Turning on/off a remote camera

For those that are using outside mounted Gopro (or other action cams), what are you using to turn on and off your tail camera or anything else mounted outside?

Since they don't have great battery...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-11-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By JDBoston
Thanks for the tip on KDKB. I am currently...

Thanks for the tip on KDKB. I am currently planning KRPJ right to the west. Hopefully the weather will cooperate this year.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-23-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By JDBoston
Interior paint prep over previous primer

Variations on this question have been asked before but I want to confirm before starting. Iím about to paint the interior of my 14, and most of it was primed as I built using rust oleum primer...
Forum: Northeast 03-01-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By JDBoston
Hmmm

I'm building a 14A in Metrowest Boston, and when I fly my Cherokee to airports all around the NE I see RVs everywhere. I believe there are several in Plymouth, and down the cape as well.
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,917
Posted By JDBoston
Just received the crating email (Finish Kit/FWF)!

I just received the "ready for crating" email on Friday!

Finish Kit/FWF ordered July 2021. Crating and shipping I believe are within the next two months. So two months beyond original quote which...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,917
Posted By JDBoston
I ordered my Finish Kit early July 2021, and the...

I ordered my Finish Kit early July 2021, and the quoted crate date (Back when I ordered) is actually today.

The status page just says "Parts Being Produced" with no crate date shown. I am going to...
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,378
Posted By JDBoston
Scott, Was there an outcome from the...

Scott,
Was there an outcome from the investigation with engineering?

Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,585
Posted By JDBoston
Fantastic information everyone, that puts me at...

Fantastic information everyone, that puts me at ease. Clearly the 390 came out of modifying I believe the 360, and my lack of experience in this area made me question as everything I have read in the...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,585
Posted By JDBoston
Unleaded fuel for the IO-390

I debated putting this post in the Engines section but my question is a little more specific so I am leaving it here for now.

Also I am not looking to get into a debate about unleaded fuel or "if it...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,771
Posted By JDBoston
Look closely if unfamiliar

One word of caution if you choose to use some sort of "semi-permanent" bonding method for these screws.

I am going to stake them, but I just opened my brand new valve which came with the RV-14 kit....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-29-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By JDBoston
That may be my answer and I didn't do basic math...

That may be my answer and I didn't do basic math on this at all. I am waiting for the canopy jettison to be relocated somewhere else (kit coming soon apparently) and thought with that it would give...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-29-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By JDBoston
Thanks Rick. No debate at all about the larger...

Thanks Rick.

No debate at all about the larger screen. That is why I am wondering about using the larger GDU. I would have a 650 or similar anyways so I am getting the functionality. I own a 650...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-28-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By JDBoston
GDU470 (7" screen) in center stack? (RV-14)

Re posting here in addition to the RV-14 forum.
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I am not that close to purchasing avionics yet, but starting to think more about wiring and panel and especially installing autopilot servos...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,249
Posted By JDBoston
Garmin GDU470 7Ē in center stack?

I am not that close to purchasing avionics yet, but starting to think more about wiring and panel and especially installing autopilot servos which forces more of a decision on brand. I am leaning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,797
Posted By JDBoston
Any changes to crate dates?

Greg:

Is there any chance that these efficiencies (grouping crating of the same kits rather than whatever comes next in the queue) could cause our lead times to reduce? For example I have a 14...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,058
Posted By JDBoston
3m 2000+

I also purchased a tube from Spruce of the 3M 2000+ fire sealant, and it worked out great. Rivet right away though, don't let it set overnight or anything in my opinion as it hardens and you want all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,110
Posted By JDBoston
I asked him the same question via email. He said...

I asked him the same question via email. He said it was this one:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FFTHMMN
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 44,919
Posted By JDBoston
Looks interesting, not for me though. One...

Looks interesting, not for me though. One positive for me is that I don't have buyers remorse for my 14A. If they had come out with a new and improved RV-9A kit (similar to the 14, etc) I would have...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,606
Posted By JDBoston
Do you have a picture, or a description of how...

Do you have a picture, or a description of how off they were? I am checking mine now.
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,623
Posted By JDBoston
I do find it useful however often it seems like...

I do find it useful however often it seems like some of the notes refer to
Things that were already corrected in the plans (might be mistaken).

I do actively use it and thanks for all your efforts!
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,969
Posted By JDBoston
UV Canopy is now standard

I ordered my finish kit a month ago to get in front of the now nine month lead time. I requested the UV Canopy "option" but was told now that it is the standard and no need to specify.

In the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,107
Posted By JDBoston
Dealers / Pricing

I am at the stage where I am starting to look into pricing on Garmin avionics (G3X), also Dynon but mostly Garmin right now.

Because of the control that Garmin has with regards to minimum...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By JDBoston
Fuselage Wiring Harness - When and How

I'm at that stage of the build where the decision tree gets more complicated. (Chapter 29 - Fuselage where you can actually start to envision this thing is an airplane)

My current thoughts are...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-10-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,238
Posted By JDBoston
Fantastic video thanks! I am planning on doing...

Fantastic video thanks!

I am planning on doing this in my Cherokee (RV14 is still in progress) this summer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,865
Posted By JDBoston
Another happy myflightbook.com user. I run the...

Another happy myflightbook.com user. I run the app on my phone while flying, and everything is tracked and backed up nightly. I have used it for years.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,693
Posted By JDBoston
A couple months on the Fuselage kit B/O parts....

A couple months on the Fuselage kit B/O parts. Several are back in stock but Vans says that they wait until everything is in before shipping. Apparently a bag of bushings isn't back in for a few more...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By JDBoston
Welcome! Hope you enjoy the build. I assume by...

Welcome! Hope you enjoy the build. I assume by the question you don't have a lot of experience with any sheet metal, but I found more valuable than books was to actually work on the practice projects...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,122
Posted By JDBoston
Thanks Tom. That's my usual way of working, and I...

Thanks Tom. That's my usual way of working, and I totally agree. I stopped to think on this one just because it's a thick piece on both sides surrounded by lots of bolts and screws. I am about to...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,122
Posted By JDBoston
Countersunk wrong side of thick piece

I have an email out to support, but am thinking through the ramifications of my latest mistake and wonder if this is salvageable without part replacement. This is from the fuselage page 25-05 and is...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,518
Posted By JDBoston
Thanks everyone. Just to clarify, I am asking...

Thanks everyone. Just to clarify, I am asking about the table size to build the actual fuselage main assembly itself, not the join. The join I can do by combining a couple of existing tables.
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,518
Posted By JDBoston
How large a table for the Fuselage build?

I am unhappy with my EAA1000 tables that I built years ago, they have served me well but now are not as rigid as I would like them to be (Back riveting is a challenge with these now). I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,963
Posted By JDBoston
The question was, do they send another...

The question was, do they send another notification prior to shipment, and the answer is no from what I was sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,963
Posted By JDBoston
Contact Vans but here is a recent answer

I ordered my 14A Fuse kit a couple of months ago (shipping is delayed quite a bit).

The paperwork that I was sent showed the final balance due, and when/how to send and also had the language at the...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,131
Posted By JDBoston
Same question

I am close to this point as well and received advice to just wait until later in the build.

I think I will go ahead with chapter 11 as well, are there any considerations or changes you need to make...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-03-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,057
Posted By JDBoston
Helpful Video

The 1970 vibe is strong on this one, but it helped me a lot in at least understanding basic terms and process and I am a complete beginner still with fiberglass. There may be newer materials which...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 197,258
Posted By JDBoston
I made the same mistake, but my kit was shipped...

I made the same mistake, but my kit was shipped back in 2014 so it has been quite a while where this has been happening. It needs to be clarified and I am surprised it hasnít been by now.
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,543
Posted By JDBoston
Besides breaking the edges which I think was...

Besides breaking the edges which I think was called out in the plans, I also had to somewhat aggressively coax (bend) the aft area here as you mention after the fact to get it to sit more flush. The...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 224,446
Posted By JDBoston
Big milestone for me

Finally looks a bit like an airplane.

After years of starting and stopping, I am getting momentum back into the project.

Fuselage kit is on order for a late September/Early October delivery.

I...
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,054
Posted By JDBoston
WTB: RV-14 Fuse Kit

I have seen a few of these threads recently. Before I order from the mothership, I figured I would put it out there in case someone is looking to sell their fuse kit (not started or early on). Feel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,956
Posted By JDBoston
Unfortunately Marlboro is gone now, the owner...

Unfortunately Marlboro is gone now, the owner sold it a few years ago and it may have already been developed into condos.

I learned at the famous KVNY (Van Nuys, CA) and soloed there as well on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-09-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,706
Posted By JDBoston
Congratulations! I know.... These kids just show...

Congratulations! I know.... These kids just show up out of nowhere and derail the whole build. I have one that actually has the nerve to want to go to college right now, so inconvenient :)

Keep...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By JDBoston
Thanks everyone. Indeed I did not glue at all...

Thanks everyone. Indeed I did not glue at all when I assembled these years ago. I?m going to see about taking them apart and gluing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By JDBoston
Thanks, I should clarify for those reading it...

Thanks, I should clarify for those reading it isn't that the legs on the ground wobble - It is the structure itself - the table has some give to it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By JDBoston
Fixing workbench wobbles

For someone who has been building for a long time on and off this question shows my ignorance of carpentry :)

I built two EAA tables, one is 72" and the other one is a smaller 30" square table....
Forum: Primers 04-22-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,296
Posted By JDBoston
Now I understand what you are saying. Thanks!

Now I understand what you are saying. Thanks!
Forum: Primers 04-22-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,296
Posted By JDBoston
Interior primer

Just to be clear to people (and thanks for the suggestions so far) this is for the interior, not priming to paint. I am going to see if I can use what I have because I have been happy with the wash...
Forum: Primers 04-21-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,296
Posted By JDBoston
Shelf life of Sherman Williams Primer

I have restarted work on my 14A, and know that Sherman Williams mentions a three year shelf life for their wash primer. Has anyone had success using older primer perhaps 4-5 years old or should I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,460
Posted By JDBoston
With all the experience you have had, this is...

With all the experience you have had, this is most likely a basic suggestion but are you 100% sure you are flush to the work, and more importantly are you clamping your work so it doesn't move? Do...
Forum: Primers 07-20-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,963
Posted By JDBoston
It is more expensive but I found that the SEM ...

It is more expensive but I found that the SEM (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/semprimer.php?clickkey=222679)rattle can primer gave more consistent better coverage but I have used the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,500
Posted By JDBoston
Late to all the replies, but I will be there to...

Late to all the replies, but I will be there to talk about my multiple starts, never finishes, and tall tales :)

Look forward to putting some faces and names together. I want to go to the concert...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,505
Posted By JDBoston
Looking forward to meeting other RV builders even...

Looking forward to meeting other RV builders even though I am not yet a 12 builder I would love to meet up to put names to faces and pick your respective brains :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,691
Posted By JDBoston
I am not changing my path (yet) but I will have...

I am not changing my path (yet) but I will have to agree considering I can't make up my mind on which one I am going to eventually finish building :eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,691
Posted By JDBoston
John, Thanks for the information. As many know...

John,
Thanks for the information. As many know (and my signature) I am building a 14 and have built at least half of an RV-9 tail kit in the past so the building part I am quite familar with at this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,691
Posted By JDBoston
Demo Ride at Osh this year?

I am hoping to get a demo ride in the RV-12 this year at Oshkosh. Any idea if those are going to be available at Vans?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,212
Posted By JDBoston
Or just pick a service perhaps that is stronger...

Or just pick a service perhaps that is stronger from the market perspective at least for now...

Why not just share from google photos (or onedrive, etc)? Sure, it is the same problem (3rd party) at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,212
Posted By JDBoston
I would expect many 'free' or near free services...

I would expect many 'free' or near free services to end this way. They typically price themselves in such a way that sustainability is not possible.


Horse's...
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