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Forum: RV-14 08-04-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Stockmanreef
I like the tape idea. Since I am putting on...

I like the tape idea. Since I am putting on vinyl, it would be easy to use vinyl.
Forum: RV-14 07-30-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Stockmanreef
filling Antenna Question

So there is a hole under fuselage for an antenna--transponder. I put my transponder antenna in the tail or the plane.

What is the best way to cover the large hole?
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By Stockmanreef
Was it really that hard to hang? I found it one...

Was it really that hard to hang? I found it one the few things that went well and without issues. I just followed the article in the Van's Airforce main page. I bough those little alignment...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Stockmanreef
I was just trying to be lazy. The push fittings...

I was just trying to be lazy. The push fittings don't work with the AL tubing because the tubing thickness. I flared the tubing ends with the flare tool I bought a long time ago. Only the second...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-25-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Stockmanreef
I have a couple of those. I was just wondering if...

I have a couple of those. I was just wondering if I could avoid flaring the tubing by using the push fitting on both sides (a coupling fitting so to speak).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-25-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Stockmanreef
Pitot/Static Air Question

Couple of questions:

1. For the Garmin Pitot, would I use push fittings for the tubing coming off the aluminum tubing or flare the tubing and use Al nut fittings? Any reason that I can't use tubing...
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Stockmanreef
check your PM

check your PM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By Stockmanreef
3M fire barrier 2000 releases methanol during the...

3M fire barrier 2000 releases methanol during the cure process.
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,536
Posted By Stockmanreef
I used vinyl on the inside of the window. I used...

I used vinyl on the inside of the window. I used cut tape to get a clean line. Super simple, no mess.
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By Stockmanreef
AEROLED SunSpot Installation Question

The kit from Vans for the Sun Spot has a manual instructions: OP-52A. For the RV-14 anyway.

The kit seem to want to you put in a ground loop. The section shows putting a ground on the spar near...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By Stockmanreef
Stock Wing Wiring Harness Question

I installed the aileron trim controller today. I have the stock wing wiring that came with the kit. My question: Does the WH come with the black micro molex connector on it or does the builder put...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By Stockmanreef
Silicone versus RTV

The RV-14 plans are great, but I this little thing always bothers me. At times it calls for an RTV and at times it calls for a silicone. Silicones caulks are all RTVs. Room temperature...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By Stockmanreef
25 miles and an 1 h 25 minute drive time and the...

25 miles and an 1 h 25 minute drive time and the airplane is at the airport. Apparently at least one person flipped us the bird for driving 20 mph on country roads with a 55 mph speed limit. I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By Stockmanreef
Would it be safe to assume that builders...

Would it be safe to assume that builders insurance would cover transporting the plane? Or should I call?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By Stockmanreef
Thanks for the advice. Love the clecos.

Thanks for the advice. Love the clecos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By Stockmanreef
This is why I ask stupid questions. So I don't...

This is why I ask stupid questions. So I don't do stupid things.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By Stockmanreef
Transporting to Airport Question

I trying to figure out the best way to transport my 14a to the airport about 25 miles from the house. First I have to find trailer to move the plane on it--whether that be a friend or professional...
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By Stockmanreef
EGT/CHT Routing

Anyone have any good pictures of how they routed the EGT/CHT probes?
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Stockmanreef
well, an adel clamp with 2 thick washers did the...

well, an adel clamp with 2 thick washers did the job. The bracket had to be pulled off to put in the adel clamp. Putting on the adel clamp was a challenge, but now the throttle cable is about 1/8"...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,081
Posted By Stockmanreef
well, I don't know the answer, but I am building...

well, I don't know the answer, but I am building with flying from the right seat in mind. My wife is 5'2" while I am 5'7". I plan to set up for one of to fly left and one to fly right.

I...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Stockmanreef
The spacer that Wild dog is talking about comes...

The spacer that Wild dog is talking about comes with the bracket kit. I have that installed. My issue is where the throttle runs back to the FW. It has a steep S turn and the cable hits the back...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Stockmanreef
FM-150 throttle/mixture question

Mixture Issue:
So the mixture cable does touch the stock exhaust when using the FM-150 bracket and using the suggested FW pass thrus.

Turner offered a suggestion for the mixture cable. heat...
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,139
Posted By Stockmanreef
I put the oil separator in because the electrical...

I put the oil separator in because the electrical system on the FW got in the way of the stock method of getting the oil to the exhaust.

I would like to see how the vacuum vent system is plumbed up....
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,139
Posted By Stockmanreef
I can't figure out how to route the tube down to...

I can't figure out how to route the tube down to the exhaust such that I can connect to the gizmo that connects to the exhaust. I don't know where to drill the hole in the exhaust. I guess I should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Stockmanreef
let me know if you want the svg file. I think...

let me know if you want the svg file. I think that it would be easy to change 14 to 9A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Stockmanreef
Custom RV vinyl graphics--cheap

My wife just bought a Circut cutting machine. It will cut out svg files to make just about any pattern you want. Lots of people use to make cool paper cut outs. Even better, you can cut out...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By Stockmanreef
Wing tip light wiring

I currently have the wires supplied with the kit for the wing tip nav lights installed. I will be using AeoLED lights and the instructions with the lights say shielded wires. Are most people...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By Stockmanreef
I posted a few pictures of some of the parts on...

I posted a few pictures of some of the parts on my FB page. I have 4 colors going at this point. I would do a few things different if I wrapped again or rewrap. Nothing too major.

Matte dark...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By Stockmanreef
I am in the process of wrapping my plane--well...

I am in the process of wrapping my plane--well portions of it. I will be polishing a lot of it initially. If I get sick of polishing, then I will wrap the rest or paint.

It won't be perfect, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By Stockmanreef
well I started long enough ago that quick build...

well I started long enough ago that quick build was not an option. I did on the other hand do the QB avionics. :).

If I were to build again I would still slow build and pay for the avionics.

I...
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By Stockmanreef
I swapped over to the Beringer nose wheel. I did...

I swapped over to the Beringer nose wheel. I did not like the fact that you can't put the valve stem cap on the original wheel. It hit the nose fork assembly.
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,862
Posted By Stockmanreef
I don't recall when I ordered from crow whether I...

I don't recall when I ordered from crow whether I had to specify RV-14. If I was asked, then I did ask for rv-14.

You can see the difference in the parts on my FB page (in signature) and you can...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Stockmanreef
use acetone and no residue will be left behind. ...

use acetone and no residue will be left behind.

I think that every chemist in the world will squirt a little acetone (or MEK) into this type of plastic tube, then slide onto glass fittings. After...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,997
Posted By Stockmanreef
this latch so nice. I love the open close...

this latch so nice. I love the open close action. Very smooth. I am glad I changed out from stock latch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Stockmanreef
FAA Registration turnaround

Mailed in FAA registration 6/5. Got it back today 6/15.

Surprisingly fast.

cheers
ken
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,862
Posted By Stockmanreef
After all the fuss, I got a hold of Crow and they...

After all the fuss, I got a hold of Crow and they sent me the correct parts. And 5-10 minutes later, the seatbelts are in place and the seat pans will now screw in easily.
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By Stockmanreef
Send me a PM if you would like to stop by. I am...

Send me a PM if you would like to stop by. I am in Midland. I am still building, but I am close to bringing to 3cm (hopefully in 2-3 weeks) to put on the wings. The only major thing I have left to...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By Stockmanreef
what kit number are you?

what kit number are you?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Stockmanreef
jliltd-- Where did you get the idea that...

jliltd--

Where did you get the idea that punctuation is not allowed? The EAA booklet shows punctuation in all the forms, the Bill of Sales from Van's has punctuation. Plus another person sent me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Stockmanreef
8050-88 Question: Where the form asks for Model:...

8050-88 Question:

Where the form asks for Model:

Van's Aircraft RV-14

or RV-14


My Bill of sales states an RV-14, but I am building an RV-14a. Does this make a difference from a registration...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Stockmanreef
But it seems like you need to submit a letter...

But it seems like you need to submit a letter with the application that states to use the reserve N number.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Stockmanreef
FAA Registration Question

I am about to send in the the aircraft registration forms to the FAA and I had a question. I do have the EAA Experimental registration kit, so I want to get this to go through on the first pass.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Stockmanreef
Crotch seatbelt Question

I posted this on the rv-14 page, but I figure I will get more response here.

I purchased the Crow 5 point seat belt system. The end fitting which connects to the airframe that is provided by Crow...
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-25-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 896
Posted By Stockmanreef
Polishing technique

I was just watching the following video on YouTube. Why isn't this technique used for polishing the airplanes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ-Xt5niKhM

Or do people use this technique?
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,862
Posted By Stockmanreef
Now that I have complained, I would like to see...

Now that I have complained, I would like to see what others think about the following. It looks like the end fitting is long enough that I might be able to drill an attach hole directly below the...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,862
Posted By Stockmanreef
This project is just one endless money sink. To...

This project is just one endless money sink. To replace the end fitting for something that I already purchased will cost $40 from ACS plus the expensive shipping.
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By Stockmanreef
I have this one. It has a connector that comes...

I have this one. It has a connector that comes with...
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-17-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By Stockmanreef
I really can't build a paint booth at this point....

I really can't build a paint booth at this point. Or at least I don't want to. How far will the mess spread from the plane if I do this in a garage?

In theory on a nice day, I could pull the...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,862
Posted By Stockmanreef
As Tom pointed out, it might not be a case of...

As Tom pointed out, it might not be a case of adjusting, but rather putting in and taking out.

Furthermore having the webbing pinched continuously and it moving all the time, I would suspect that...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,862
Posted By Stockmanreef
Tom-- where do you get the D shaped...

Tom--

where do you get the D shaped bracket?

Not sure what the others are talking about. With the Y bracket not only does the bracket end up in between the parts but so do two pieces of webbing. ...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,862
Posted By Stockmanreef
JDA-- That is my issue. Once I put the 4 screws...

JDA--

That is my issue. Once I put the 4 screws in place the strap is locked tight and can't be adjust "on the fly". If someone different were to fly is would take a 1/2 hour to adjust things, if...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,862
Posted By Stockmanreef
Crow Seat belt Question

I installed the crow belts. I just tried to install the seat pan and I am very confused. When you put in the seat pan the seat belt gets pinched between the sub structure such that it is nearly...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Stockmanreef
For what is is worth. I used the original pass...

For what is is worth. I used the original pass thru ports for the push pull cables--right side for throttle and mixture and left side for prop and alt air. I have the FM-150, so I don't know where...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Stockmanreef
OK--I found it as a Revision in the RV-14 section...

OK--I found it as a Revision in the RV-14 section of the Van's website. Thought that there was a reason.
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,061
Posted By Stockmanreef
I posted a bunch of videos on my FB page (in...

I posted a bunch of videos on my FB page (in signature below) on the install process.

I still have not made the gasket yet. I might used something other than fuel tank sealant to make gaskets.
Forum: Reviews 05-07-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,266
Posted By Stockmanreef
I just installed the red JD air latch into my...

I just installed the red JD air latch into my plane. Although it is not flying, I am getting close. So it was like doing it on a quick build. This latch is sweet. Comparing stock to this one is...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Stockmanreef
What are my limitations from a flying point of...

What are my limitations from a flying point of view without the jettison handle?

Can I do any aerobatics? I would at least like to do some.
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Stockmanreef
Stein offered to cut a new panel, but the thought...

Stein offered to cut a new panel, but the thought of pulling things apart at this point would be a royal PITA.

I bet that I could pull the 750 and the autopilot and cut the opening to make the...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Stockmanreef
that is what I have done at this point....

that is what I have done at this point. Interestingly, I will be having people ask me about the Canopy Jettison label with no handle.

I guess I could install the handle and pull it out in flight to...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Stockmanreef
Ken-- My panel is nearly identical to...

Ken--

My panel is nearly identical to yours--alll my stuff is remote as well, but that does not matter. There is one 'huge" difference between our panels, which I have told Steinair about already....
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Stockmanreef
Cowl Louvers Kit: Section OP-58

Has anyone else seen this kit for the installation of cowl louvers? I just happened across it today.
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Stockmanreef
I figured that someone would have figured it out....

I figured that someone would have figured it out. I would like to know where you got the cable. I have been trying to figure out how to put another arm on the mechanism so pushing forward from the...
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