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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,710
Posted By Bruce Russell
P4055-50G sensor about a year old, 50 hrs in...

P4055-50G sensor about a year old, 50 hrs in service, RV-14A stock Van's FWF hose setup, IO-390 Standard, Andair pump that came with the kit. Sensor failed electronically first with a big red x on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,021
Posted By Bruce Russell
I just finished my -14A about a year ago and...

I just finished my -14A about a year ago and there is a -7 nearing completion two hangers down. We have the same panel setup and the RV-7 has a 200HP angle valve with a constant speed MT prop. The...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,723
Posted By Bruce Russell
Could you post some pictures of your...

Could you post some pictures of your install?
-Bruce
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,828
Posted By Bruce Russell
I had the same problem at the root angle. The...

I had the same problem at the root angle. The opening in the side skins was just a bit too small so I enlarged the opening about 1/8" on the side that was rubbing and the wear went away.
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By Bruce Russell
I primed the inside surface of the aluminum skin...

I primed the inside surface of the aluminum skin that contacts the stainless counterbalance tube. It might be overkill, but I was concerned about bi-metal corrosion.
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By Bruce Russell
I just finished my RV-14A and my neighbor is very...

I just finished my RV-14A and my neighbor is very close to finishing his RV-7. We sat down with our spreadsheets recently and discovered that the costs are almost identical. We both have angle...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By Bruce Russell
Flightline makes a skirt for the other tip-up...

Flightline makes a skirt for the other tip-up models. Not sure how that would work with the defrost fans.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-25-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,446
Posted By Bruce Russell
Van's brought a fuselage with the new nose gear...

Van's brought a fuselage with the new nose gear setup to Oshkosh. It's almost identical to the one on my RV-14A. I'm not 100% sure but it looks like you have to get a new engine mount also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,287
Posted By Bruce Russell
Dan Checkoway?s progress reports got me in the...

Dan Checkoway?s progress reports got me in the game
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,967
Posted By Bruce Russell
As Scott rightfully pointed out, this is just...

As Scott rightfully pointed out, this is just "registered aircraft". I wasn't suggesting this was an accurate ratio, just a useful data point among many. My RV-14A is registered and has yet to fly,...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,967
Posted By Bruce Russell
The FAA Registry currently has 33 RV-14's and 76...

The FAA Registry currently has 33 RV-14's and 76 RV-14A's.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By Bruce Russell
Bruce's (no relation) makes a great cover for the...

Bruce's (no relation) makes a great cover for the RV-12. I agree that Bruce's is a bit heaver than other covers I have seen, but you can't beat the fit and durability. I built N813RV which is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,960
Posted By Bruce Russell
I agree with Dale. I have operated two different...

I agree with Dale. I have operated two different RV-12's with the 912ULS and 450 is the number.
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By Bruce Russell
I completed the fuel system and most of the...

I completed the fuel system and most of the rudder pedal/brake installation while I was waiting on help for the "big join". I didn't experience any cons although the forward fuselage did weight a bit...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,596
Posted By Bruce Russell
You're not alone. I started building in 2009 and...

You're not alone. I started building in 2009 and I'm on number four and number five.
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,604
Posted By Bruce Russell
I had the same issue with my F-01406A L&R. Van's...

I had the same issue with my F-01406A L&R. Van's is sending replacements. I got my fuselage kit in October of 2016.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,398
Posted By Bruce Russell
That's really interesting. I wonder why Van's...

That's really interesting. I wonder why Van's decided to locate the ADAHRS there instead of behind the instrument panel. Rick, do you have a picture of the mounting location that you could post?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,398
Posted By Bruce Russell
Skyview Remote Magnetometer

I am planning on installing the Skyview remote magnetometer in the tail where the ADAHARS currently resides and move the ADAHARS to a suitable mounting location behind the instrument panel. The...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,299
Posted By Bruce Russell
Todd, You might want to check your records. ...

Todd,
You might want to check your records. According to my paperwork I have wing kit #5(140005). If we have the same serial number I need to call Van's and see what's up.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,960
Posted By Bruce Russell
Welcome to the fleet. -Bruce

Welcome to the fleet.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,391
Posted By Bruce Russell
Sounds like fun. Count me in as #4. -Bruce

Sounds like fun. Count me in as #4.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,197
Posted By Bruce Russell
I only have about 40 hrs in an Arrow III, but I...

I only have about 40 hrs in an Arrow III, but I remember those engines had aft induction. The engine setup for the RV-14 uses forward induction. You might need to swap out the intake to move the...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,821
Posted By Bruce Russell
The plans are confusing at that point and since...

The plans are confusing at that point and since it is first section of the tail kit, I would expect the instructions to be a bit more forgiving. The HS instructions seemed to be much more detailed...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,821
Posted By Bruce Russell
So it wasn't your point to look ahead to examine...

So it wasn't your point to look ahead to examine what goes in hole? Rivet, screw or nut?
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,821
Posted By Bruce Russell
The short answer is no. Do not dimple the fair...

The short answer is no. Do not dimple the fair attach holes. I think Bob's point is to examine what type of nut plate will be installed in the future. If the nut plate is countersunk (K1100) then...
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,076
Posted By Bruce Russell
I checked the nutplates last night and it looks...

I checked the nutplates last night and it looks like the K1000-8's are predimpled, but the K1100-6's are not. The directions reference the Chapter 5 section on dimpling at that point so I would...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,456
Posted By Bruce Russell
No promises

Van's announced that the new Garmin EFIS would be available for the RV-12 kit, but refused to commit to an availability date. I would expect a similar announcement on the remaining RV-14 kits. They...
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,076
Posted By Bruce Russell
I'm a few pages behind you, but I think the nut...

I'm a few pages behind you, but I think the nut plates in the tail kit are already dimpled.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By Bruce Russell
I just selected the SL-40 setting for serial port...

I just selected the SL-40 setting for serial port 4 and it works just fine with the new GTR.
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,047
Posted By Bruce Russell
The two unused holes in the aft spar of the VS...

The two unused holes in the aft spar of the VS are used to align the aft bulkhead of the tailcone with the VS. One hole gets a cleco and the hole on the hinge bracket uses a drill bit for alignment.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,213
Posted By Bruce Russell
Welcome to the fleet!

Welcome to the fleet!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,474
Posted By Bruce Russell
I had this same issue a few weeks back. I...

I had this same issue a few weeks back. I consulted with Dynon Tech support and their recommendation was to add a resistor to the tach input side, which is pin 18 on the firewall forward harness. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,090
Posted By Bruce Russell
First Flight -- N97CU (120587)

Happy to report that N97CU flew this morning for the first time. All smiles.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,047
Posted By Bruce Russell
Randy, What are part numbers for the ADSB...

Randy,
What are part numbers for the ADSB brackets? I upgraded to the new Garmin GTR but the SL 40 ADSB brackets don't fit the new radio and I didn't get any updated instructions or brackets for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bruce Russell
The autopilot has a panel mounted disconnect...

The autopilot has a panel mounted disconnect switch that comes with the wiring in the finish kit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,627
Posted By Bruce Russell
Unless you plan to utilize the tie down from the...

Unless you plan to utilize the tie down from the top, I would ignore it and move on.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,845
Posted By Bruce Russell
You can download AutoCAD WS for free and use that...

You can download AutoCAD WS for free and use that as a viewer. The program also works for the RV-12 electrical system diagram. I assume Van's will release a similar file for the RV-14.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,845
Posted By Bruce Russell
Van's website has a .zip file with three-views of...

Van's website has a .zip file with three-views of all the models.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/downloads.htm
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,838
Posted By Bruce Russell
F-1297C and F-1297D for...

F-1297C and F-1297D for comparison.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3759/10404241105_8010619605_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76225810@N04/10404241105/)
IMG_0451...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,940
Posted By Bruce Russell
I used the same release wax as I used on the...

I used the same release wax as I used on the canopy.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,726
Posted By Bruce Russell
Those resistors came with one of your Dynon...

Those resistors came with one of your Dynon boxes. They are included as part of the Dynon factory connector kit. They are not used in the RV-12. I assume vans incorporated everything in the wiring...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,438
Posted By Bruce Russell
I think polishing before assembly is a good idea....

I think polishing before assembly is a good idea. I read a very informative article in Kitplanes or Sport Aviation a few years back about polishing that you might be able to trackdown. The author...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Bruce Russell
The firewall forward harness number is WH-00063...

The firewall forward harness number is WH-00063 and the egt harness that connects from the Skyview EMS to the egt sensors is WH-RV12-EGT.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,988
Posted By Bruce Russell
Should this wire be shielded?

Should this wire be shielded?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,900
Posted By Bruce Russell
I had the same problem after about 100hrs and it...

I had the same problem after about 100hrs and it turned out to be a bad fuel pump. Look at the fuel pump dump tube and see if you have any fuel in it. I hope your issue is something else. FYI, I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,419
Posted By Bruce Russell
Day 1 - Cornelia, GA(AJR) to Cape Girardeau, MO...

Day 1 - Cornelia, GA(AJR) to Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI), to Topeka, KS(FOE), to Hays,KS (HYS)
Day 2- Hays,KS (HYS) to Rocky Mountain Metro, CO(KBJC) - Local flight rocky Mountain National Park
Day 3-...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,848
Posted By Bruce Russell
The glare shield is a Showplanes creation. You...

The glare shield is a Showplanes creation. You can buy from Van's or Showplanes.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By Bruce Russell
MS21042-3 http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/h...

MS21042-3

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/ms21042.php
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By Bruce Russell
I replaced the Rotax nut with the appropriate...

I replaced the Rotax nut with the appropriate sized mechanical locking nut....after the Rotax nut departed the throttle arm...in flight.:eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
Posted By Bruce Russell
Yes they will. I ordered the "plans" for the...

Yes they will. I ordered the "plans" for the upgrade so I could make the necessary additions while finishing the wiring.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,659
Posted By Bruce Russell
The showplanes site has a few pics of the...

The showplanes site has a few pics of the installed glareshield.

http://www.showplanes.com/ecom-prodshow/GS-12.html
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By Bruce Russell
Mel is right. I found it was easier to secure...

Mel is right. I found it was easier to secure the ballast by removing the copilot seat back and bottom cushion. This technique gives you a nice flat place to load the ballast and secure it with the...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 30,663
Posted By Bruce Russell
I am a disciple of the Van's method, but these...

I am a disciple of the Van's method, but these "mental exercises" as you call them are fun excursions from reality! Keep dreaming guys. I just build.
Bruce
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,172
Posted By Bruce Russell
You should be able to buy a set of RV-14 wing kit...

You should be able to buy a set of RV-14 wing kit plans. I ordered a set of -12 wing kit plans when that was the only kit available and Vans gave me credit for the plans when the kit shipped. :D I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,558
Posted By Bruce Russell
The directions say high speed low pressure. I...

The directions say high speed low pressure. I used the high speed setting on my battery drill with light pressure and obtained good results. The key with drilling plexi is to control the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,956
Posted By Bruce Russell
This is one of the greatest examples of thread...

This is one of the greatest examples of thread drift I have ever seen. The first three posts actually address the issue of exhaust system question. The next 15 posts are entertaining, but not very...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,956
Posted By Bruce Russell
BigJohn, I had this same issue on my first -12....

BigJohn,
I had this same issue on my first -12. I hired a Rotax Certified A&P and did a 100hr inspection with me "riding along". First thing is pull the muffler and clean the ball ends of the...
Forum: Interiors 01-15-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,425
Posted By Bruce Russell
Four nutplates in the instrument panel for a 2"...

Four nutplates in the instrument panel for a 2" Ram Mount.

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad40/rbrjr82/IMG_0243.jpg

Which gives the iPad with Flightcharts Pro a solid...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 101,267
Posted By Bruce Russell
Got an email from Van's today. Wing Kit has been...

Got an email from Van's today. Wing Kit has been released to the crating department and should ship "End of next week". My number is 140005 and I am #2 in the queue.
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,836
Posted By Bruce Russell
Wings are ready

The word is Van's will accept orders tomorrow at noon (October 25th).
Cost: $7440
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,473
Posted By Bruce Russell
Nice work. Welcome to the fleet.

Nice work. Welcome to the fleet.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,575
Posted By Bruce Russell
Primer Wars!!

So....are assembly line RV-12 aircraft in primer on the inside? Or au naturel? Sorry guys, I couldn't help but startup the primer war on the SLSA RV-12.
Bruce
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