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Forum: RV-14 11-16-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Reflex
Looks like a lot of views but no replies on this...

Looks like a lot of views but no replies on this one....so I'll let you know what I did.

Yes, the rivets on the back side are a little tough, but my guess is that you've already riveted many, many...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-28-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,132
Posted By Reflex
Just double checking....

Just double checking. The battery box on the RV-14 is riveted onti the firewall. OK to rivet though .002 stainless and .125 Fiberfrax to the firewall?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,441
Posted By Reflex
The #27 is pretty darned hard to find. I got...

The #27 is pretty darned hard to find. I got mine here:

https://www.abbeon.com/ItemSearch--search-Wdn--srcin-1
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,272
Posted By Reflex
Having purchased a couple of "high-end" torque...

Having purchased a couple of "high-end" torque wrenches early in the build, I have decided that before using these tools that I have over tightened every nut/bolt that was less than 1/4" in my entire...
Forum: Primers 09-09-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Reflex
Question on EXTERNAL primer (UV issues?)...

I probably should have asked this question before completing much of my fiberglass work. Perhaps I can solve that potential problem from here to the end.

I'm planning to fly off my phase I before...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By Reflex
Al, A couple of thoughts: Yes, the rear...

Al,

A couple of thoughts:


Yes, the rear window will need to be trimmed at the bottom. This is to clear the F-01474A stiffener angles. This isn't mentioned in the manual. FYI - I don't recall...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By Reflex
Yes, you want the rear window slightly ahead of...

Yes, you want the rear window slightly ahead of the shim. Mine was roughly 1/32"+ forward of the shim when I started mating to the canopy.

If the rear window is exactly even with the shim, you're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By Reflex
I put my fuse on a rotisserie, turned it upside...

I put my fuse on a rotisserie, turned it upside down and sprayed from floor to top. Very difficult, but turned out great. Kept over spray to a minimum but tough to light properly to see while...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-11-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By Reflex
Maroon Scotchbrite scuff Wipe down with...

Maroon Scotchbrite scuff
Wipe down with denatured alcohol (Coleman fuel)
Wipe with tack cloth
Prime within 2 hours of scuff and wipe down (yes had to do it in sections)
Primed with EcoPoxy,
...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By Reflex
Matt, Your solution looks great, quick question....

Matt,

Your solution looks great, quick question.

It looks like the cut and flare would have to be absolutely perfect to avoid a gap or misfit between the actual pitot and the mast, how did you do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By Reflex
I wondered the same thing. I gambled and used it...

I wondered the same thing. I gambled and used it on the rear window with excellent results. Assuming that the rear window and the canopy are the same material, you should be go to go.
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By Reflex
RV-14 Canopy Frame Issue....

Having 3 days to work on my RV this weekend, I was looking forward to getting mass amounts of work done. Unfortunately, I ran into a snag on Friday evening that stopped my progress. I’m hoping that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,292
Posted By Reflex
Put me in the Main Squeeze camp. I have a...

Put me in the Main Squeeze camp.

I have a pneumatic squeezer, Main Squeeze, and a peddle for the pneumatic squeezer. Having used them all, I far prefer the Main Squeeze to the pneumatic.

I really...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By Reflex
Scott, While I can't tell you exactly how much...

Scott,

While I can't tell you exactly how much paint I used on my -14 interior, I can tell you that I purchased a gallon of JetFlex. What I found is that the purchase of the gallon wasn't much more...
Forum: Tools 05-04-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,725
Posted By Reflex
Not the EZ Burr brand, but I bought a set of...

Not the EZ Burr brand, but I bought a set of these: https://www.yardstore.com/sheet-metal-hand-tools/deburring-tools/deburr-tools-in-and-out/new.

I don't use them often, but when they're needed,...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By Reflex
I too broke the edge. Looks great.

I too broke the edge. Looks great.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,590
Posted By Reflex
Struggling with the engine or avionics first...

Struggling with the engine or avionics first question now. My thought is that the avionics would be much easier to install without the plane on the gear (taildragger).

Thoughts?
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,950
Posted By Reflex
I went with the MT 3 blade on my -14. Not flying...

I went with the MT 3 blade on my -14. Not flying yet so I don't have hard data. However, I can tell you why I made the decision:


No operating (RPM) limitations
Lighter weight (roughly 20 lbs...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,232
Posted By Reflex
Nice comparison. Good to see somebody finally put...

Nice comparison. Good to see somebody finally put a different prop on the same plane and made notes.

However, it should be noted that while the props were on the same plane, changing the length by...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,302
Posted By Reflex
https://www.mcfarlaneaviation.com/articles/new-exh...

https://www.mcfarlaneaviation.com/articles/new-exhaust-lube/

Good stuff and designed for the task at hand. McFarlane is also an advertiser here.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By Reflex
Mine have a bit more friction than I thought they...

Mine have a bit more friction than I thought they would. However, they have less than the brake pedal blocks did.

In both cases, I went another direction than the posters above. I polished the...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,986
Posted By Reflex
I use about 55 psi for AD4704-4's with the...

I use about 55 psi for AD4704-4's with the offset. Remember, plenty of force on the gun but let the bucking bar do the work.

Good luck.
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,986
Posted By Reflex
Yes, these are tough rivets for sure. I squeezed...

Yes, these are tough rivets for sure. I squeezed the bottom two but used an offset for the top one. Not easy. Congrats to you for going the extra mile and not just assuming "it'll be OK and nobody...
Forum: Tools 11-10-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,143
Posted By Reflex
I have all three. Put me in the "big red cup...

I have all three.

Put me in the "big red cup with a swivel" camp. Nearly impossible to screw up or put hammer tracks in the surface. I found the key is to trim the rubber to 1/16" by putting it...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-20-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,189
Posted By Reflex
Tim, I just finished a bit of an education with...

Tim,

I just finished a bit of an education with the WR version of JetFlex myself. It was a bit of a learning curve, but in the end I was pleased....it just took a while to get there. I had to...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-14-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,427
Posted By Reflex
I applaud your attention to detail. I had the...

I applaud your attention to detail. I had the same problem on my -14 and have noticed this "offset" on most RV's that I've seen. With all the time we spend building; and correcting the problem...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-27-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,924
Posted By Reflex
Thanks for the responses, I should have asked a...

Thanks for the responses, I should have asked a bitter question.

What did you use to prime the outside of the NACA Vent?

Thanks,

Fred
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,924
Posted By Reflex
Question On Paint Prep (Plastic NACA Vents)

How did you prep the outside portion of your NACA air vents for paint?

They're plastic and I figure it would me much easier to prime/prep before they are installed.

If you primed now, what did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,555
Posted By Reflex
I purchased my MT Prop from them. McFarlane is...

I purchased my MT Prop from them. McFarlane is now the north American distributor for MT. They were absolutely fantastic to deal with and answered all of my silly questions. McFarlane is putting...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-31-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By Reflex
Larry, Thanks, I figured as much. Started the...

Larry,

Thanks, I figured as much. Started the process last night. Planning on smoothing out with 350 - 400 grit and to give the first layer some "tooth" then correct the mistake and re-shoot. ...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-30-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By Reflex
It's been determined that my paint mix was fine....

It's been determined that my paint mix was fine.

At issue was the supply pressure to the gun. I misunderstood the instruction I was given. Max supply pressure is 30psi, I took this to mean...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-30-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By Reflex
Many thanks for the tips. Paint was reduced 20%...

Many thanks for the tips. Paint was reduced 20% when I shot it. Went back out to the shop last night and reduced air pressure and got good results.

Anybody know the right procedure to sand and...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-29-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By Reflex
Question on JetFlex WR....

Painted the interior of my fuse today. While test shoots went very well, it appears that I either had my air pressure to high or my paint too dry when the fuse was painted. The result was a very...
Forum: Fiberglass 07-25-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,662
Posted By Reflex
Larry, A couple of questions: 1) Did you make a...

Larry,

A couple of questions:

1) Did you make a fillet for a smooth transition from the dowel to the wing tip?
2) Is the cloth "lifting" due to stiffness (memory)?
3) How wide is the strip of cloth...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,976
Posted By Reflex
I did the same.

I did the same.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,264
Posted By Reflex
I went this route.....

http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/Darwin/PicsTipreinforcementphotos.pdf

The wingtips on my -14 were not as robust as I would have liked. My concern was folks touching or leaning on them causing...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,537
Posted By Reflex
Question on Andair Fuel Pump & Filter

So far, I've been less than impressed with the Andair products and support. I'll not air my issues here. So, I'm stuck with the ES-PX375 pump and the FX-375-MK fuel filter. I only hope that it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-23-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,041
Posted By Reflex
Nuckolls Z-12 Basic Question....

After pouring through a significant number of wiring diagrams on this site and looking though several others, I've decided that staying as close as possible to Bob Nuckolls Z-12 diagram would be best...
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,330
Posted By Reflex
I think Glenn was spot on. My opinion is that...

I think Glenn was spot on.

My opinion is that 140k may be a bit on the optimistic side, but it probably could be done. However, based on your estimates, I'd say there are a couple areas that may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,648
Posted By Reflex
Andy, Congrats on the purchase. I hope you can...

Andy,

Congrats on the purchase. I hope you can get #2 sorted out, I'm one of those who would like to "stop by"!

Fred
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,282
Posted By Reflex
Quick couple of questions. Will the panels sit...

Quick couple of questions. Will the panels sit flush after the gasket is installed? If so, are the panels thinner than the skin?

I'd like to install this but have concerns about water and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-04-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,132
Posted By Reflex
Many thanks, just what I wanted to hear.

Many thanks, just what I wanted to hear.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-03-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,132
Posted By Reflex
Confusion/quetsions on Fiberfrax installation...

Thought I'd start a new thread instead of hijacking an old one....

After reading several threads/posts on adding a safety margin to the firewall, I've decided that this is one of the very few...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-29-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By Reflex
Many thanks. Easy peasy! Took all of 3 minutes...

Many thanks. Easy peasy! Took all of 3 minutes to comb out with an awl. <smacks forehead with palm of hand>
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-28-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By Reflex
Dumb question on RG400 Coax (Archer Antenna)

I'm installing an Archer antenna and the instructions on page two section 3.4 point #2 say to "Comb out the coaxial cable brand and then twist into a wire for insertion into the provided lug."

I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,243
Posted By Reflex
I've got a MTV-9-B/183-50A (72" MT 3 blade...

I've got a MTV-9-B/183-50A (72" MT 3 blade composite) on order from McFarlane Aviation. Dave McFarlane is fantastic to work with. Learned that MT has done some research on the IO-390 and has some...
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,853
Posted By Reflex
I had the same issue. I chucked the threaded...

I had the same issue. I chucked the threaded ends into a drill press and lightly touched with emery cloth. This leaves bare steel so a light coat of primer was added. If it's tight after priming,...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,581
Posted By Reflex
Good question. I'm using the -22 because I...

Good question. I'm using the -22 because I didn't want to run the canbus all the way to the wingtip. My electrical scheme works better making the aileron servo and the elevator servo the ends of...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,581
Posted By Reflex
Great question. Too close to heated pitot...

Great question.

Too close to heated pitot wiring, landing gear, etc. Garmin recommends wing tip mount (Walt too). Hard IFR on this one.
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,581
Posted By Reflex
Dihedral in RV14 (GMU-22)

I'm installing a GMU-22 magnetometer in the left wingtip of my-14. Garmin calls for the GMU-22 to be not only level with regard to incidence but also for dihedral. A couple of questions:


Anybody...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,208
Posted By Reflex
My plane is outfitted very much much like yours. ...

My plane is outfitted very much much like yours. There's a lot of "stuff" in the wing!

I used Springfast grommets. What a great product. Fast, neat, and used on certified aircraft.

I checked...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,323
Posted By Reflex
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-01-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,217
Posted By Reflex
Wingtip to wing joint....

I'm working on installing wingtips. I've followed the directions in section 5 and the joint is flawless. In fact, it is too tight. There is no room for paint. Any thoughts how I can get a nice...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-20-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,860
Posted By Reflex
You might give McFarlane Aviation a call. They...

You might give McFarlane Aviation a call. They are the new master distributor of MT props in the U.S. I had the good fortune to speak with Dave McFarlane himself at length regarding the MT prop. Mr....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,339
Posted By Reflex
Van's Tech wasn't excited about me drilling...

Van's Tech wasn't excited about me drilling another hole in my ribs. They didn't say I couldn't, just didn't like the idea. So, I used SpringFast flexible grommets and Van's conduit. I contacted...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,366
Posted By Reflex
No problem at all. Almost did that myself. ...

No problem at all. Almost did that myself. Decided that with the roll servo in the right wing that I'd be sending power to the servo far more often than I would to the heated pitot so I stuck with...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,472
Posted By Reflex
It's unfortunate that some folks can't see the...

It's unfortunate that some folks can't see the picture. The wing is fully riveted or it would be a simple fix. Before riveting, I placed a cleco in every hole and had no oil canning issues. ...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,472
Posted By Reflex
Oil Canning Solution/Question?

I have some oil canning on the bottom on my right wing as depicted by the red X in the drawing below. This appears to be somewhat common. The oil canning is slight, but it's there. After...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,178
Posted By Reflex
Question on Bellcrank/Autopilot

When installing my roll servo, I discovered a discrepancy between Van's instructions and Garmin's instructions. Drawings are below:

Van's has you put a nut plate in the bellcrank for the bolt that...
Forum: Primers 09-04-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,430
Posted By Reflex
Jeff, I spoke to Stewart's at Oshkosh last year...

Jeff,

I spoke to Stewart's at Oshkosh last year regarding the constancy out of the can and my solution of putting a couple of quarts into a gallon bucket. But I didn't ask about the order of...
Forum: Primers 09-03-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,430
Posted By Reflex
Jeff, Your in put is appreciated. However,...

Jeff,

Your in put is appreciated. However, EcoPoxy and EcoPoly are different products. The original post was regarding EcoPoxy. I've posted the instructions below. The order of mix is not...
Forum: Primers 09-03-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,430
Posted By Reflex
It should be noted that Stewart's makes no...

It should be noted that Stewart's makes no recommendation about the order in which the components are mixed; only that the ratio is 5:1:1. Adding one component at a time enables the user to more...
Forum: Primers 09-02-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,430
Posted By Reflex
I've been using EkoPoxy since the beginning of my...

I've been using EkoPoxy since the beginning of my build. My belief is/was that EkoPoxy is not as robust as Akzo, however it should have no problem serving it's purpose as Van's doesn't require...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,997
Posted By Reflex
Great question and I certainly thought about...

Great question and I certainly thought about going that way.

For me, the issue isn't price. Brass would be easy to find, inexpensive, and would likely perform adequately.

I'd like to use a...
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