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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,036
Posted By Tom023
PM sent. Off topic.

PM sent. Off topic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By Tom023
Brought it home from paint.

Brought it home from paint.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for the info, the description does fit the...

Thanks for the info, the description does fit the Vans ones. Yes Vans is out of both. ACS version on the way...thanks for the fast response.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Tom023
RV-14A Wing Walk anti-slip

My -14A is nearing paint completion and Vans is out of the basic and -14 wing walks until April 23rd. If anyone has a set they donít need before that date and are willing to let go and resupplied on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,185
Posted By Tom023
Yes, languages continually evolve. In the case of...

Yes, languages continually evolve. In the case of nut plates that ship has sailed.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Tom023
Not off base...I have the same switch and never...

Not off base...I have the same switch and never could remember to turn it on so I had to type out update instructions just to remember this one step.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,617
Posted By Tom023
Took it to the paint shop!

Took it to the paint shop!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,511
Posted By Tom023
I just sanded off the grey gel coat in the areas...

I just sanded off the grey gel coat in the areas of the holes and the spinner becomes translucent making it quite easy to drill. Makes no difference once painted.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,993
Posted By Tom023
Same here except I use Garmin Pilot. I use the...

Same here except I use Garmin Pilot. I use the GTN 100% for VFR and IFR navigation. That way when the workload is high Iím proficient as I can be. The only thing I wish the G3X would show is the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Tom023
If it’s a B&C pad mounted alternator they...

If it’s a B&C pad mounted alternator they recommend hylomar or a gasket sealer specified in the instructions.
Forum: Texas (North) 01-30-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By Tom023
Thanks! I will give that one a try on Monday.

Thanks! I will give that one a try on Monday.
Forum: Texas (North) 01-30-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By Tom023
Compass Rose East of Dallas

Iím looking for an airport just east of Dallas with a compass rose. I used to have one marked but have lost it. Thanks
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By Tom023
Mine came with Denso IKH27ís.

Mine came with Denso IKH27ís.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,870
Posted By Tom023
Chris, How many hours per quart are you getting...

Chris,

How many hours per quart are you getting keeping it at 6? Iím on my first normal oil fill and just a tad over 6 quarts so I wonít add any.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,870
Posted By Tom023
Same story here, 4-5 hours per quart on Aeroshell...

Same story here, 4-5 hours per quart on Aeroshell 100 mineral oil until about 80 hours running low and very hard. I was concerned at 50 hours and told to continue running mineral to 100. At about 80...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,951
Posted By Tom023
Congratulations. Iím a few hangars over in...

Congratulations. Iím a few hangars over in G10...160 hours on mine but still unpainted. Supposed to go to the shop next month. Stop over.

Tom
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,956
Posted By Tom023
Looks similar to mine, maybe a bit more excessive...

Looks similar to mine, maybe a bit more excessive . I haven’t thought of a cause or cure so will be watching with interest. There is a similar thread from a few months ago and one plausible...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Tom023
You need to find one with the rudder pedals full...

You need to find one with the rudder pedals full forward and sit in it without a bottom seat cushion, seat back resting directly on the rear cross support and headset on in order to to gauge...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tom023
Check to see if the powder coat is causing the...

Check to see if the powder coat is causing the binding and remove it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By Tom023
I chased down a few leaks on my new engine and in...

I chased down a few leaks on my new engine and in doing so discovered Aeroshell mineral oil has dye in it that glows under a black light. If you are using This oil, it may be useful to get a cheap...
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By Tom023
Actually you will want to attach the wings...

Actually you will want to attach the wings without the flaps, ailerons and tips installed. Reduces weight, provides handholds and lessens the chance for damage.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By Tom023
For VFR flight plans my G3X and GTN cross fill...

For VFR flight plans my G3X and GTN cross fill both directions. For IFR procedures (approaches, arrivals, departures, etc.) they must be input, changed or deleted from the GTN only. These procedures...
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By Tom023
Yes I did but used Vaseline on the threads. Used...

Yes I did but used Vaseline on the threads. Used enough Proseal to form a little pocket on the screw and covered the nutplates. No leaks.
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,634
Posted By Tom023
I called Vans specifically on this bolt during my...

I called Vans specifically on this bolt during my build and was told to fully torque it and all castle nuts to specification, in most cases. There is a old thread about torque ranges and the...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By Tom023
I used a flush Cherry Max in the forward most...

I used a flush Cherry Max in the forward most hole. I believe I used the same size as used on the forward end of the lower brace...CR3212-4-5. This is the part where AN426 4-7s and Cr3212-4-5s are...
Forum: Southeast 10-21-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By Tom023
Thanks Jim!

Thanks Jim!
Forum: Southeast 10-20-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By Tom023
Charleston, SC

I’m planning on flying into KJZI this Friday for 5 days and looking at facilities it looks as if Atlantic Aviation is it. Is there another ramp area to tie down on or should I choose another...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,165
Posted By Tom023
My oil temps rarely get above 200 unless in a...

My oil temps rarely get above 200 unless in a climb but my CHTs are a little higher in cruise, typically 320-355 depending on OAT and power. I meticulously sealed the baffles...don’t miss the gap...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tom023
I had the same issue but modest wing rocking...

I had the same issue but modest wing rocking solved the issue. On the -14 you should get somewhere near 22 or 23 gallons before the senders max out. Try rocking a little more aggressively if you...
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,727
Posted By Tom023
My number is from the Lycoming IO-390A manual...

My number is from the Lycoming IO-390A manual Figure 3-3 Minimum Fuel Flow vs. Power. 105 lbs./hour at 210hp. 105/6.02 = 17.44. I’ll go with this over Mike Busch’s recommendation YMMV.
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,727
Posted By Tom023
Just to close the loop on this thread. I...

Just to close the loop on this thread. I increased the main jet from #51 to #50 at AFP’s recommendation. This resulted in a lean to full rich temperature change from previously 135 to now 205...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,674
Posted By Tom023
Renzo, I would be happy to share mine but I will...

Renzo,

I would be happy to share mine but I will need to go to the plane to copy the actual settings. Keep in mind many of the break points between the colors can be subjective so what works for me...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,896
Posted By Tom023
I used a Gator socket. $10 at Home Depot and can...

I used a Gator socket. $10 at Home Depot and can be used on other things as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,830
Posted By Tom023
Well I can't answer your question because I am...

Well I can't answer your question because I am 6'4" and have the opposite problem but welcome to VAF! I also came out of a Tiger so I know you will be right at home. I will be stopping in Sante Fe...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,063
Posted By Tom023
+1 and I live in southeast Texas. :D

+1 and I live in southeast Texas. :D
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By Tom023
Yes, I trimmed mine as you mentioned and have no...

Yes, I trimmed mine as you mentioned and have no issues. That being said, Iím going with the wing root filters and AFP fuel pump once the installation kit arrives.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 09-12-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for the replies. Chris, as luck would have...

Thanks for the replies. Chris, as luck would have it my back up alternator became questionable today so Iíve cancelled until the second half of October. That will give me much more time to do some...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,946
Posted By Tom023
Eric, Glad to see your kit made it and you are...

Eric,

Glad to see your kit made it and you are building! Welcome to VAF!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Tom023
Yes I believe so. Each unit is treated as stand...

Yes I believe so. Each unit is treated as stand alone if I remember correctly.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Tom023
Outstanding! Donít forget to enable auto connect...

Outstanding! Donít forget to enable auto connect on the PFD and MFD so the GTX always connects at boot up. On each screen, hit menu/menu/Bluetooth/menu/ manage paired devices/auto connect next to GTX
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Tom023
My memory must be non-existent or the software...

My memory must be non-existent or the software has changed. Justin is correct the Connect icon is on the home screen under System tab. Mine lists the GTX with a Bluetooth button right below it that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Tom023
I’m headed to the hangar today and will take a...

I’m headed to the hangar today and will take a look. I wrote those notes using a very poor memory so may have missed a step. If you are not seeing the GTX45R as an option on the PFD to connect...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Tom023
I had the same connection issues and was 9” away....

I had the same connection issues and was 9” away. Do you have a GTN 6xx installed? The Bluetooth connection for the GTX45R must be turned on/set up through the GTN. Mike was the G3X Expert who...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 09-09-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By Tom023
Northern Virginia

I’m flying into NOVA Monday for three days and can go to Leesburg or Manassas equally easily. For those of you who know both of these airports can you give a recommendation as to which is more GA...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By Tom023
That is how I did mine and will be redoing it...I...

That is how I did mine and will be redoing it...I just put a thick blanket on the workbench to protect the canopy. On another note, the adhesive on the seal is not strong enough to hold it in place...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,727
Posted By Tom023
I Ran this test today and got 135 degrees...

I Ran this test today and got 135 degrees difference which indicates a lean condition if I understand it correctly; and may explain my slightly low fuel flow. I’ll ring Don and pass along any...
Forum: GPS 09-02-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By Tom023
While they are at it, if they could make the...

While they are at it, if they could make the unused knobs be used for scrolling and zooming as well, just like the G3X screens. Right now you have to use the touch screen arrows/buttons. Seems like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,346
Posted By Tom023
Like others have said one of the easier parts of...

Like others have said one of the easier parts of the build. When the time comes Iíll be available to assist should you need it, Iím located at Hooks.
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By Tom023
Randy these pics should add some clarity even...

Randy these pics should add some clarity even though for some reason they get turned sideways.
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By Tom023
Randy, No, I’m referring to the same part. In...

Randy,

No, I’m referring to the same part. In the photo they are the part that is just at the aft end of the green fiberglass before the rudder. There is a dimple missing a screw in the part. ...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By Tom023
Not the best picture but the only one I could...

Not the best picture but the only one I could find that shows it mounted. You are creating sort of a big joggle at the rear and the fairing fits on the outside of the existing skins. Not sure why...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,142
Posted By Tom023
Bill, I think a lot of -14 owners will be...

Bill,

I think a lot of -14 owners will be following your install of the AFP pump assembly with great interest. I suspect some custom lines from Tom/Steve at AS/TSFL will be required and perhaps in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-19-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,631
Posted By Tom023
I’ve been chasing oil leaks for a year too. Seems...

I’ve been chasing oil leaks for a year too. Seems like as soon as it’s leak free a few drips appear elsewhere...return oil lines, rocker covers, dip stick tube, now one unknown on back of engine. ...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By Tom023
On your second point I am redoing mine for the...

On your second point I am redoing mine for the same reason. If you look at them again the tips are also more narrow than the elevator horns in the vertical axis. To fix this, put some foam, a wood...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,149
Posted By Tom023
Congratulations on the first flight and great...

Congratulations on the first flight and great performance! My first flight was August 12, 2019 and I just recently saw 179kts TAS at same power settings. No fairings 154, main fairings 167,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By Tom023
Genius! So simple and effective. Thanks for...

Genius! So simple and effective. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Safety 08-16-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,027
Posted By Tom023
Unfortunately if a TFR doesn’t show up in Garmin...

Unfortunately if a TFR doesn’t show up in Garmin Pilot or on my G3X I might find escorts next to me too! I haven’t called a briefer in 10 years...maybe I need to be more careful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,458
Posted By Tom023
Best Tug A3 purchased from a friend who was...

Best Tug A3 purchased from a friend who was upgrading. Highly recommended but: I did have to open the holes in the nose fairing holes just a little; you do need to put some downward pressure on the...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,921
Posted By Tom023
There is a pre punched hole in the left wing...

There is a pre punched hole in the left wing bottom about 12” from the wing root by an access panel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,560
Posted By Tom023
I’ve read this entire thread and have come to the...

I’ve read this entire thread and have come to the conclusion I really don’t need switches for my two alternators as the pullable breakers are fine. Thinking about the other switches I could...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,727
Posted By Tom023
Mark, I have the 390A manual if you need me to...

Mark,

I have the 390A manual if you need me to email it. Indicates 105#/hr. for 210 hp.

Dan, Iíll give Don a call as you suggest. He knows this stuff so well it reinforces how little I do.
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,727
Posted By Tom023
Yes, my red cube is spot on. I went back through...

Yes, my red cube is spot on. I went back through and checked my logs, the absolute highest I’ve seen is 17.0 but average just under 16.4. My RPMs are 2670. I don’t know the affect of temperature...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,727
Posted By Tom023
Maximum Fuel Flow 390 with FM150

I am posting this in the -14 thread instead of the engine thread because it seems most IO-390's are in -14's. So, for those of you with the AFP FM150 what is the maximum fuel flow you are seeing at...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,142
Posted By Tom023
Another benefit of the AFP is the actual pump is...

Another benefit of the AFP is the actual pump is just an automotive Airtex E2315 which fits into the assembly and is available at any auto parts store for about $75 if a future replacement is needed.
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