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Forum: RV-14 Today, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By Bsquared
Add me to the list of interested parties. I too...

Add me to the list of interested parties. I too have a stock 390 (34 hrs TTSN) with the Vetterman 2 into 1 pipes that exit through the lower cowl leaving the tunnel empty. Like others have stated...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Bsquared
It depends on where you mount your ELT panel. My...

It depends on where you mount your ELT panel. My phone cable was about 3” too short to reach my chosen location which is top left of the instrument panel. Bought a 6” extension from Amazon.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By Bsquared
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-03-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By Bsquared
I had the same issue 3 months ago when I entered...

I had the same issue 3 months ago when I entered phase 1 with my 14A. At idle without the boost pump on my fuel psi was between 40 and 45 and sometimes higher. Once I went above idle and more fuel...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Bsquared
I have been running at 25 squared until very...

I have been running at 25 squared until very recently but my temps were all fine so I was able to lean to 150 ROP to save on gas after the first few hours. I was starting To worry about oil...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Bsquared
A few milestones at the 30 hour mark

- Balanced the prop with a borrowed Dynavibe. Amazing difference at both take-off power and cruise. Smooth as silk

- Did the GAMI test this morning and my Delta FF is 0.4 GPH. I am happy

-...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By Bsquared
I have the 5” duct on my flying airplane and...

I have the 5” duct on my flying airplane and there is no issue. The scat tube angles slightly outboard to meet the oil cooler. The location of the oil door on the cowl makes it easy to pull the...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Bsquared
If I recall correctly the lower edge of the top...

If I recall correctly the lower edge of the top side skin is a butt joint, not an overlap because both upper and lower side skins are riveted to the longeron.
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 148,288
Posted By Bsquared
No more “project” posts for me..... finished...

No more “project” posts for me..... finished phase 1 AND have all of the wheel pants/fairings on. TAS this morning was 177kts at 2500 squared 6500 ft. Motivation for those still building.
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By Bsquared
I used the Aircraft Extras flap position...

I used the Aircraft Extras flap position controller. It is old technology and a bit cumbersome to program but it works well and has a “Reflex” feature that brings the flaps back to the 0 degree...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By Bsquared
Adhesion promoter/primer for canopy seal

I think this has been discussed before but I could not find the thread. The “D” seal on the forward edge of my canopy came off after 20 flight hours and I now have a very annoying buzz above 135...
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,931
Posted By Bsquared
15 min full power run CHT is recorded as 374. I...

15 min full power run CHT is recorded as 374. I assume this was the highest Cylinder
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By Bsquared
I initially stressed over doing this task but in...

I initially stressed over doing this task but in the end I took a deep breath, grabbed a dremel tool with a drum sander attachment and went for it. 5 minutes later I had the desired result and...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,931
Posted By Bsquared
[QUOTE=Ironflight;1493897] I have found that a...

[QUOTE=Ironflight;1493897] I have found that a couple hours pretty much breaks in a standard Nitrided Lycoming cylinder.

During my first hour of operation on my stock factory new 390 I watched my...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,931
Posted By Bsquared
Thank you to the actual IO 390 operators who...

Thank you to the actual IO 390 operators who responded. Between your stories and what I heard from Lycoming I am not concerned. The other reason I feel good is that my oil temp is rock solid at...
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,931
Posted By Bsquared
Oil consumption during break-in

I am running a stock 390 and have been following the recommended break in.....long flights At WOT and 2500 rpm. At 6500 feet that gives me about 72% power..... well above the 65% recommended min. I...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bsquared
Scott It may be because I am using a vetterman...

Scott
It may be because I am using a vetterman exhaust and the muffs Clint provided but the outlet of the forward muff is mis-aligned with the rear muff by about 15 deg in 2 plaines. I have to do a...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bsquared
I will have to see what my DAR thinks about...

I will have to see what my DAR thinks about that.... his hangar is right around the corner from you
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bsquared
Bart Any chance you can PM me a picture of your...

Bart
Any chance you can PM me a picture of your muff installation? Besides it being too warm, I am having an Issue with the scat tube that connects the exhaust of the muff on Cyl #1 to the intake...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By Bsquared
The empennage is really light. You can hang if...

The empennage is really light. You can hang if from the ceiling beams over a work bench or storage shelves. That is what I did in my 10’ garage
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bsquared
Heater muffs.....1 or 2

I am half way through phase 1 and I opened the pilot side heater vent for the first time (based in So Cal). It felt like a 2000 watt heat gun pointed directly on my feet! I installed the 2 muffs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 106,760
Posted By Bsquared
N144BL. RV-14A 14 for Brian and Laurie

N144BL. RV-14A

14 for Brian and Laurie
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By Bsquared
Swapped the oil and fuel senders (latest version...

Swapped the oil and fuel senders (latest version Kavlico unit..... identical units with 0-150 pressure range) and had same readings. After speaking with Lycoming support I am not concerned with 30...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By Bsquared
As a follow up...I contacted Andair and they gave...

As a follow up...I contacted Andair and they gave me a simple procedure to adjust the output pressure without removing the pump. I will do it this weekend and report on the results
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By Bsquared
High Fuel pressure

I did my first flight today in my 14A (went great) but I am home this evening reviewing the data download from the first 2 flights. With the engine at idle and no boost pump my fuel pressure is...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By Bsquared
First Flight today N144BL. RV-14A

2 years 7 months slow build. No major issues and all of my temps were great. I have the 5” flange and scat tube on my cooler. @85% power I had 375 on the high CHT and 1400 EGT. Oil temp never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By Bsquared
Congrats....I am making my first flight in my 14A...

Congrats....I am making my first flight in my 14A tomorrow morning at Mojave Airport. If anyone is keeping track I am sure there are at least a few hundred “first flights” out of that airport...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,907
Posted By Bsquared
I had a similar 3/16” mismatch on one wing when...

I had a similar 3/16” mismatch on one wing when the wing was in the stand before final assembly. Once I hung the wings on the fuselage and did the final rigging it pretty much disappeared.
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Posted By Bsquared
Exact same issue in my left tank when I fueled...

Exact same issue in my left tank when I fueled for the first time last week. Extremely hard rocking with about the 10 gallons in the tank finally got it moving correctly. I drained and refilled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,280
Posted By Bsquared
First engine start on my 14A. Transition...

First engine start on my 14A. Transition training next week in Oregon And the first flight after that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By Bsquared
My family doc in Valencia CA had never seen the...

My family doc in Valencia CA had never seen the form before but had no problem filling it out. Just did it a few weeks ago. Best part was that it counted as a normal yearly physical for my work...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bsquared
To the earlier posters who did engine starts this...

To the earlier posters who did engine starts this week. What was your fuel pressure without and without boost pump? Mine shows 40 psi which seems high. I have the new style Kavlico sensor that...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bsquared
I did the first start of my stock 390 yesterday. ...

I did the first start of my stock 390 yesterday. My temp numbers were very similar to yours. My FFT registered between 2 and 4 at 1000rpm and 5.75 at 1800. If you haven’t done it download Your...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,776
Posted By Bsquared
Marvin I will be starting Phase 1 in a few weeks...

Marvin
I will be starting Phase 1 in a few weeks and I am still a bit unclear on the reflex functionality. I believe that take off and climb are done with the flaps at the Zero degree position...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,776
Posted By Bsquared
Thanks all for the confirmation. Final...

Thanks all for the confirmation. Final assembly/hanging the wings has highlighted my one big issue. One aileron has a slight twist that results in the inboard side of the right aileron being 1/8”...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,776
Posted By Bsquared
Aileron rigging

When the ailerons are faired to the wingtip plus the 1/16” for aero loads are they supposed to be even with the flaps in the reflex (full up hard stop against the spar) position?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,917
Posted By Bsquared
Made the move to the airport... 2 years 7 months...

Made the move to the airport... 2 years 7 months in the garage. Should be airborne in about 6 weeks
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-01-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By Bsquared
I can relate to this..... just finished my first...

I can relate to this..... just finished my first Flight Review since 1998. 3 hours and 18 landings in a RV-9 to get me current. I will spend another 4 hours with Mike Segar doing transition...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By Bsquared
If I recall correctly they are abbreviated and...

If I recall correctly they are abbreviated and might be listed as AN525-8R8 or something like that
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By Bsquared
Pre 1st flight engine run.

I will be running my factory new IO-390 On my 14A for the first time in a week or two. I had planned to run it one time without cowling and once with and then go fly. However, I also need a...
Forum: Interiors 09-20-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,591
Posted By Bsquared
Just received my leather seats, side panels and...

Just received my leather seats, side panels and carpet for my 14A from Lempke in Germany.... really happy with the quality and the communication during the process was top notch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By Bsquared
I did mine 2 days ago on line using the EAA...

I did mine 2 days ago on line using the EAA package and I also watched the EAA webinar. The local MIDO has already reviewed it and delegated it to my requested DAR. No complaints about the New...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By Bsquared
Mine is “squishing out” before I have even flown....

Mine is “squishing out” before I have even flown. It was probably 120 degrees in my garage yesterday and the front seal expanded and extruded like bread dough. Maybe I had it too close the the...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,471
Posted By Bsquared
Revisiting an old thread. This has to do with...

Revisiting an old thread. This has to do with oil canning on the Aft side skins.... not the SB related to bottom skin cracking. I will be starting phase 1 in a few weeks and my fuselage exhibits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,560
Posted By Bsquared
Registration time - 5 days including snail mail

Mailed my registration package regular 1st class mail Last Saturday afternoon. Just did a N number lookup and N144BL is a registered aircraft. Hard to believe with COVID and the reported postal...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 877
Posted By Bsquared
Alternator field left on while testing panel

I was testing my newly installed panel (engine off) for about 45 min when I realized the field switch was on and the Plane power alternator was very warm to the touch. I guess the internal regulator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,717
Posted By Bsquared
I am ready to register my aircraft.....waiting on...

I am ready to register my aircraft.....waiting on Bill of Sale from mothership. Has anything changed with the registration process..... mail in forms with a check.... or is it on line as well now?
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bsquared
I used a bandsaw to rough cut the blocks and a 1”...

I used a bandsaw to rough cut the blocks and a 1” belt sander to finish fit them..... took about 10 minutes. They don’t need to be perfect. The actual task of twisting the longeron was much...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 37,913
Posted By Bsquared
Due to the extended lead time on the exhaust and...

Due to the extended lead time on the exhaust and no firm delivery promise I canceled my order with Vans and ordered a Vetterman about 4 weeks ago. Clint is building mine this week so I should get it...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 37,913
Posted By Bsquared
I already installed the baffle With the 4” flange...

I already installed the baffle With the 4” flange on my engine but the flange part on the oil cooler side is back ordered due to an “engineering change”. In reading some of the posts above the new...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-26-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By Bsquared
Any Sherwin Williams store should be able to...

Any Sherwin Williams store should be able to special order it for you IF it is legal to use in your county. The VOCs are too high for Los Angeles County so I ordered it from a store in San Diego and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-24-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,747
Posted By Bsquared
Anodized instrument panel

Partly due to COVID related finances I downsized the panel on my 14A project to minimalist VFR. I was stressing about how to complete the panel but I am super happy with the solution I came up with....
Forum: Safety 07-05-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,418
Posted By Bsquared
I am close to finishing a 14A. The 14 does not...

I am close to finishing a 14A. The 14 does not have the secondary latching point on the roll bar and instead uses a micro switch that will annunciate visually on the EFIS and also in your headphones...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-30-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By Bsquared
Starting on 1 mag 1 PMAG

I am a few weeks from firing up my factory new IO390 with 1 mag (left impulse) and 1 Pmag. What is the recommended start procedure..... Pmag only? Mag only? Or both?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By Bsquared
Factory new engine on wing storage

My factory new IO-390 for my 14A will be delivered tomorrow and I will probably hang it this weekend. It will then be 4 to 5 months before I am ready to hit the start button. I just reviewed the...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,876
Posted By Bsquared
Can you tell me what the lead time is for your...

Can you tell me what the lead time is for your vetterman exhaust?
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,876
Posted By Bsquared
Wishing I had ordered 4 months ago......

Wishing I had ordered 4 months ago......
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,876
Posted By Bsquared
Where did you end up sourcing your isolators?

Where did you end up sourcing your isolators?
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,876
Posted By Bsquared
Kit back orders

Has anyone received a 14A FWF kit in the last few weeks and can you tell me what was missing? The mothership is shipping mine this week minus some back orders but not detailing exactly what will be...
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bsquared
Thanks Scott. I figured it 8 but wanted to make...

Thanks Scott. I figured it 8 but wanted to make sure. With everything turned on (modest VFR panel) lt looked like I needed to size for about 30 amps.
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bsquared
Wire size. Master relay to Bus

Doing some planning for my main bus. Can anyone tell me the wire gauge of the master relay to bus cable from the FWF kit? Vans P/N WH-P912
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bsquared
Nose gear rotation stops

I am building my 14A in a one car garage and I will be putting it on the landing gear in a few weeks. I will need to be able to do some tight maneuvering to get it out of the door once the motor is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,670
Posted By Bsquared
Vertical Power parent company

Starting to think about powering my panel. I am looking at Vertical Power but the corporation they are owned by stock had dropped 80% in the last year (mostly before Covid) and they recently...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By Bsquared
I am doing the rails this evening. I mocked up...

I am doing the rails this evening. I mocked up the side rails with the aft canopy frame and lock pins in place. Initially I had the same issue....1/8? on the copilot side and 1/16 on the pilot...
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