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Old 06-12-2021, 10:51 AM
Montana Mike Montana Mike is offline
 
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Location: Pleasant Valley MT , west of Kalispell
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Default Looking for Builders in NW Montana or N Idaho

I am half way between Kalispell and Libby Mt. I do come equipped with a 182.
Would like to take to people thinking of or have started construction on RV 14
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Old 06-12-2021, 10:18 PM
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I'm in Polson; give me a call 3 one oh, 7 three niner niner eight eight 4
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Old 06-13-2021, 09:42 AM
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There are two rv-10 builders and an rv-9 builder in Missoula
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Old 06-13-2021, 03:21 PM
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Iím in phase I testing of my RV-14 in western North Dakota. You donít need to talk to anyone, you need to build this airplane. Itís so much fun.
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Old 06-14-2021, 07:18 PM
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Iím in phase I testing of my RV-14 in western North Dakota. You donít need to talk to anyone, you need to build this airplane. Itís so much fun.
I'm working on 14A and should have my engine mid July 2021 I have ordered the IO-390 exp 119 and Vetterman exhaust
I'm in Cody WY. Tell me about firewall forward from Van's
Cheers
John
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Old 06-15-2021, 08:21 AM
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I bounce between Austin TX and Livingston MT, originally from Powell and still have friends in Cody. Sounds like I need to meetup with the RV-14 builders in the area.

USN love to see your progress when I am back up in the fall since I regularly go to Cody. Although I stop at the Dollar with my friends when I am there.
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Old 06-15-2021, 09:02 AM
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I'm working on 14A and should have my engine mid July 2021 I have ordered the IO-390 exp 119 and Vetterman exhaust
I'm in Cody WY. Tell me about firewall forward from Van's
Cheers
John
The Van's firewall forward kit was very complete. I have the original IO-390 engine and stock exhaust and my plane is a taildragger. But presumably anything that is in the plans will be in the kit. I think I ended up ordering a plug for the fuel spider and a set of hoses from Aircraft Specialty to work with my Half Raven oil separator.

I suggest that you use a 1" 6-point socket to remove the oil filter from the engine and reinstall it yourself before you mount the engine on the plane. I got to my first oil change and had a very frustrating time getting the oil filter off. I think Lycoming had subcontracted Jiffy Lube to put it on. The 1" hex head rounded off, a screwdriver pounded through the filter broke off in the filter without budging it, etc. I ended up mangling it with a giant channel lock pliers. Even if I had to mangle the filter before installing the engine, at least I would have had better access and no oil in it at that time.
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Old 06-15-2021, 10:07 PM
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I bounce between Austin TX and Livingston MT, originally from Powell and still have friends in Cody. Sounds like I need to meetup with the RV-14 builders in the area.

USN love to see your progress when I am back up in the fall since I regularly go to Cody. Although I stop at the Dollar with my friends when I am there.
I hope you will stop in and visit. I'm the only small green hangar on Hangar row in Cody.
Call 307-250-4425 and lets see if we can meet. Cheers John B
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Old 06-15-2021, 10:10 PM
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The Van's firewall forward kit was very complete. I have the original IO-390 engine and stock exhaust and my plane is a taildragger. But presumably anything that is in the plans will be in the kit. I think I ended up ordering a plug for the fuel spider and a set of hoses from Aircraft Specialty to work with my Half Raven oil separator.

I suggest that you use a 1" 6-point socket to remove the oil filter from the engine and reinstall it yourself before you mount the engine on the plane. I got to my first oil change and had a very frustrating time getting the oil filter off. I think Lycoming had subcontracted Jiffy Lube to put it on. The 1" hex head rounded off, a screwdriver pounded through the filter broke off in the filter without budging it, etc. I ended up mangling it with a giant channel lock pliers. Even if I had to mangle the filter before installing the engine, at least I would have had better access and no oil in it at that time.
Super, I have an Air Wolf remote oil filter and hoses from AS. The engine gets delivered about this time next month.
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Old 06-23-2021, 02:55 PM
Montana Mike Montana Mike is offline
 
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Location: Pleasant Valley MT , west of Kalispell
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Well, spent Monday at Vans and got to fly the 14 A and so did my wife. We wrote them a check so the adventure starts. I will be in touch with some of you as time allows. I am on Hughsnet so internet access is iffy at times.

Fantastic aircraft to fly. One of the surprises was the long lead time for the kits which is why we decided to go ahead now. Have to start on an equipment list and the plan is fully IFR.

Thanks for the responses. Home is MT53 3500 ' paved but it is narrow. Our place is the one in the middle of the runway. Or you can drive to Carson Field. Be aware we are an active skydiving airport.

Will post when I have am approximate date for the empennage kit.
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