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Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By JDA_BTR
Fastback Canopy

What is the best way to sequence paint on the fastback canopy? I don't think the canopy can bond to a painted surface, but it seems hard to paint the canopy once the bubble is on. Also, once the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By JDA_BTR
VPX/PPS and aft battery

Considering doing a VPX-Pro and PPS installation in my new RV8; didn't do it in my RV14 but seems like it could be good.

Aft battery: has anyone done with with a PPS? I suppose the battery cable...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,865
Posted By JDA_BTR
I would plan on fishing and if it all comes...

I would plan on fishing and if it all comes through then all the better. Expect the worst and enjoy the better. When I started my RV14 they didn't even have a fuse kit yet..... it all worked out. ...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By JDA_BTR
Iím always adding something I didnít know I...

Iím always adding something I didnít know I needed but now canít live without. I like when my friends see the duckbill pliers and wonder why they didnít have that already.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-13-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By JDA_BTR
There are a lot of posts here about how to remove...

There are a lot of posts here about how to remove rivets and some practice on scrap is smart. If you are careful and use great technique you can go back in the 3/32 rivets just like the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By JDA_BTR
Bushing for manual aileron trim

I'm putting together the manual aileron trim, and there is a .437 snap bushing with a nominal 1/4 diameter that needs to be opened out to 5/16. Vans says use a Dremel; the snap bushing scoffs at the...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By JDA_BTR
When you mount a new tire you can't get the two...

When you mount a new tire you can't get the two halves of the split rim together so there is a tool with two laminated boards that allow the tire to be compressed on the rim to get a new tire...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By JDA_BTR
165 hours so far. The oring kit has orings for...

165 hours so far. The oring kit has orings for two tires and one valve stem. I didnít bother the valve stem so my second kit now has two of those.

The trick in breaking the bead with the vice is to...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By JDA_BTR
Berenger Update - 2 years in

I've had the Beringer wheels/brakes for two years, and I changed a tire for the first time today. It really wasn't hard with the tool they sell, and went on/off pretty easy.

The brakes have been...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-07-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By JDA_BTR
WTB: Hangar in or around Colorado Springs

Searching high and low. Any reasonable solution sought for a flying RV14. Ideal situation is one with room also for the rv8 project but anything will do for a start.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By JDA_BTR
I’m pretty sure the pieces to make the slanted...

I’m pretty sure the pieces to make the slanted console are available and there is a certain phrase to describe it that I can’t remember. What is definitely not available is their original concept...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By JDA_BTR
On the 14 it is really easy to mount a tabs plate...

On the 14 it is really easy to mount a tabs plate on the aft side of the right firewall with a through bolt to the other side where the normal ground bolt and connection is made. The wire runs to...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-29-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,775
Posted By JDA_BTR
Good video - likely to be a classic.

Good video - likely to be a classic.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By JDA_BTR
I had sticker shock at the price of the harness...

I had sticker shock at the price of the harness so I bought materials and did it myself. I saved 700 dollars and lost a month +. Typical homebuilt trade off.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By JDA_BTR
Foreword skin sealant

It is time to rivet the forward side skins. Iím to put sealant in the leading edge at the firewall. I think that later on the lower bottom forward skin will go on with the lower skin tucked up under...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By JDA_BTR
They mention a "thinner" to clean the tire and a...

They mention a "thinner" to clean the tire and a lubricant "non-oil" to mount the tire on the wheel. What are the products I should find for that. We used soapy water back in the day in the tire...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By JDA_BTR
great, thanks

great, thanks
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks Dan.... anyone have insight on the oring...

Thanks Dan....
anyone have insight on the oring for the valve stem?
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes I have the manual. But I donít know which...

Yes I have the manual. But I donít know which wheel we have on the main. Is it the light 5Ē or the other one? They take different orings
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By JDA_BTR
Beringer Tire Change

Well it is time for a tire change. I'm trying to get all the kit together to do it.

I think I have the 5" tires, but they show two different types in the manual. One is the "light wheel" and the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,548
Posted By JDA_BTR
The ACS rivet is different than the vans rivet.

The ACS rivet is different than the vans rivet.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By JDA_BTR
I've already got plans for the top... I was...

I've already got plans for the top... I was thinking of the bottom
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By JDA_BTR
Cherry Rivets at Gear Leg Towers

With big hands and kids all grown up I'm wondering if anyone else has used Cherry rivets instead of solid rivets for the difficult area at the bottom of the gear leg tower. I suppose I could take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,103
Posted By JDA_BTR
In general, plan to be home when you have the...

In general, plan to be home when you have the catheter in, and then light duty with no sig lifting for 6 weeks. I can think of tons of things to do when not taking pain meds; on the meds just some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By JDA_BTR
I got it at Graco

I got it at Graco
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By JDA_BTR
That is part of my question. Am I going to make...

That is part of my question. Am I going to make new holes in the fuse to pass the wires or are there already places for it? Was thinking of deutsch connectors and not a bulkhead mount but could do...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-17-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By JDA_BTR
Wing root pictures

Thinking through the wing wiring and don't know how the wing root ties into the fuselage for wiring purposes. Does anyone have some pictures that show the wing root at the fuselage?
Forum: Tools 02-13-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By JDA_BTR
Second that on the "don't fill reservoir with...

Second that on the "don't fill reservoir with oil" on the HF puller. Worked better before I messed with it.

I have the generic yellow rotating puller that has 4 different heads for different...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By JDA_BTR
Two tubes from brake fluid reservoir

Building an RV8. Was wondering why there are two tubes starting at the brake build reservior instead of one from the reservoir with the T above the pedals.

I'm thinking of running hard line instead...
Forum: RV-14 02-08-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,499
Posted By JDA_BTR
I got the SC-15 canopy for my -14 and in 2017 it...

I got the SC-15 canopy for my -14 and in 2017 it cost about 300 more. It is worth every penny. I fly in the southernly sun all the time and never get a sunburn and it cuts down on the heat transfer...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thank you all. Which filter? The 40 micron?

Thank you all. Which filter? The 40 micron?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By JDA_BTR
I was asking about the 8. I didnít have good...

I was asking about the 8. I didnít have good results with the andair and converted the 14 away from that last year.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By JDA_BTR
which pump and filter?

I'm in the plans for the fuse where it calls for installing the fuel injection system components and tubing prior to installing the forward skin. I have the fuel system brackets in the fuse kit no...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,931
Posted By JDA_BTR
My 390 in the 14A is a little better on the oil...

My 390 in the 14A is a little better on the oil level. I fill it to 7 and it goes 15-20 hours before it hits six and adding a quart. Not sure why it hangs in there so well since some engines just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,998
Posted By JDA_BTR
Good tips. I use the G3X knobs for those mainly....

Good tips. I use the G3X knobs for those mainly. I do use the thumbwheel to set climb rate after takeoff forgot about that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,998
Posted By JDA_BTR
I have the autopilot panel in my 14. I use it all...

I have the autopilot panel in my 14. I use it all the time for the buttons but not the knobs.
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By JDA_BTR
I like the parking brake on my 14A. Itís the...

I like the parking brake on my 14A. Itís the beringer one and I made a custom mount for it on the center above the rudder pedal mount.

One thing I didnít know up front is that it just locks in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,096
Posted By JDA_BTR
Fair nuff. But it was recc by Vans and for all my...

Fair nuff. But it was recc by Vans and for all my NPT fittings so far is performing flawlessly. Iíll shout out if that changes.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,096
Posted By JDA_BTR
Permatex #2 is at every auto store so easy to...

Permatex #2 is at every auto store so easy to come by....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,296
Posted By JDA_BTR
I wonder if the "EXPERIMENTAL" sticker in 3"...

I wonder if the "EXPERIMENTAL" sticker in 3" letters is a tip-off?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By JDA_BTR
Memphis propeller in Olive Branch MS did well for...

Memphis propeller in Olive Branch MS did well for me
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By JDA_BTR
Center section spar flange dimple or countersink

I’m countersinking and dimpling all the parts of the forward fuselage as needed. I see in the instructions to dimple the skins that rivet to the fore and aft flanges of the center section spar. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,998
Posted By JDA_BTR
G3X Equipment mounting

I'm looking ahead to where I'll mount things in my -8.

The question I have is how much can go under the seats instead of behind the panel and how is that best done?

In the panel:
GNX-375...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,826
Posted By JDA_BTR
The thing I didn't like with the Van's end caps...

The thing I didn't like with the Van's end caps when I first installed them is that they seemed to "give" and deform when the pipe clamp was tightened on the end. They just weren't really rigid in...
Forum: COMM 01-17-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By JDA_BTR
It’s a LEMO jack. Should be able to find a...

It’s a LEMO jack. Should be able to find a schematic online searching that until someone can post a schematic. I don’t have it on the phone I’m using.

Stein had it:...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,420
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think a lot of people are going to say at 19...

I think a lot of people are going to say at 19 hours per quart be super happy and worry not. Changing oil makes more mess than your leak if it really is one.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes. Unbolt the pmag and pull it or rotate as...

Yes. Unbolt the pmag and pull it or rotate as needed to screw that down. Reinstall pmag. Retime.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By JDA_BTR
So you don’t mean the electrical connector and...

So you don’t mean the electrical connector and are talking about the pmag mounting nut? I found a crowfoot the right tool there. A stubby wrench might work. If you are talking about anything...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By JDA_BTR
Yes just reseal the offending fastener.

Yes just reseal the offending fastener.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By JDA_BTR
You have to install the wire connector before you...

You have to install the wire connector before you bring the pmag onto the engine. Just loosening it to rotate might work for some but not for me.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,685
Posted By JDA_BTR
I used an 8-place auto fuse block for LEMO power,...

I used an 8-place auto fuse block for LEMO power, 12V adapter, USB jack, etc. It is a good solution and works great. I'll put more of my avionics on same next time.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,070
Posted By JDA_BTR
My B&C 410H alternator will deliver enough power...

My B&C 410H alternator will deliver enough power to not need the primary alternator in most conditions of flight. If I turn on all the lights, and the pitot heat and the panel at its brightest, etc...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,931
Posted By JDA_BTR
I add a quart at 6 and it seems to go 12-15 hours...

I add a quart at 6 and it seems to go 12-15 hours between quarts. I had a seep at the dipstick gasket fixed by switching to a better seal and making it very snug but not over tight. Even with the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,895
Posted By JDA_BTR
Thanks for the DTM pointer. I could easily have...

Thanks for the DTM pointer. I could easily have two connectors per wing, one DT and one DTM. The DT could handle lights, pitot, etc.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,895
Posted By JDA_BTR
Sounds good. My 14A uses the big square Molex...

Sounds good. My 14A uses the big square Molex plugs. They work pretty well; two per side. I ran out on the left side where my OAT is so it just runs without a separate connector to the fuse. I'll...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By JDA_BTR
The Wera #2 bits were item WE134951 at...

The Wera #2 bits were item WE134951 at browntools.com
The driver I like is https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035YLT0S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,895
Posted By JDA_BTR
On the DT connectors the spec is for 14-20Ga...

On the DT connectors the spec is for 14-20Ga connectors. I was tempted to use those for wing plugs but wasn't sure how to terminate 22g wires for the servo and CAN bus wiring.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,895
Posted By JDA_BTR
I like charts that take the cable length into...

I like charts that take the cable length into consideration.
One example: https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U47LII4a8ls/WQnFQLEhvDI/AAAAAAAAEmg/ga8ZW52WbiYPsU5-hpoEbLH1VWhY6SdFACLcB/s1600/116.jpg

I think...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,895
Posted By JDA_BTR
Anderson

Maybe you are right about the vibration helping canít say. I used them often in my ham gear. The roll pin to tie pairs together is pretty handy.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By JDA_BTR
Rv14 docs say use marine axle grease. It prob...

Rv14 docs say use marine axle grease. It prob more important to not mix greases. If you don’t know prob should disassemble, clean and regrease then use the same grease from now on. I don’t know if...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By JDA_BTR
I think that is the “14 power mod install” kit at...

I think that is the “14 power mod install” kit at Vans.
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By JDA_BTR
Stein has it and will paint and label it for you....

Stein has it and will paint and label it for you. Unless you mean the one with the fuses. That one is not used by many. I ordered the kit from Vans to bring the CB panel down at an angle then ordered...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By JDA_BTR
Lookup Wera screwdrivers and bits. Best around...

Lookup Wera screwdrivers and bits. Best around and not expensive. Brown tools had the Wera bits. The handled drivers are available in lots of places. It isn’t about having aircraft tools as such....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,895
Posted By JDA_BTR
Anderson power poles may have trouble in the wing...

Anderson power poles may have trouble in the wing environment they may require periodic rework to maintain reliability. Corrosion and low clamping forces make them poor for a long term semi-permanent...
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