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Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Don E
The two tabs

...that rivet to the spar flanges do not need fluting. They may need to be adjusted to 90* bend to sit flat against the spar flanges, but they do not need fluting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Don E
Five hours or so...

Right now, planning on the basis of a quart in five hours. I fill to six and add at five. Anything over six seems to go overboard. 73.7 hours so far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Don E
Just depends...

Iíd need to see it, if t is crazed, you wonít ne able to roll it on anything. Some types of paint remover might work, but I havenít seen any modern ones that work very well. I have a friend who is...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,086
Posted By Don E
What he said...

Iím 6í3Ē, 34Ē inseam, rudders full forward, seat full back, would love even more room, but it works and is comfortable enough for long flights. I also made new longer rudder links, one station longer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Don E
Blue plastic coating

If the parts still have the blue plastic and it has been exposed to uv light, it could be a right bear to remove.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,448
Posted By Don E
Minimal

I dated and initialed each step in the builder manual when I completed it. If I had to do something over (it happened) there are two sets of dates and initials. I also made notes in the manual, and...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 63,798
Posted By Don E
Kit 140329

http://i68.tinypic.com/16bad6p.jpg
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,094
Posted By Don E
Did you get an answer?

There are plenty of threads here about operating the engine during and after break-in. But during break-in running WOT is a great time to experiment with ROP and LOP mixture settings, just keeping an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By Don E
+1

What Dan said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,559
Posted By Don E
Not to mention, it IS exactly what I need!

And Iím not alone.
SO glad Vans came out with the 14!
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,149
Posted By Don E
This is not a possability on a 14 or 14A.

14s have a totally different system. I done leave mine open if I can avoid it, even during pre-flight or fueling. Open to get in or out only. A couple of slams shut with only minor injuries and no...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Don E
More trimming bay be necessary

I tried very very hard to fit my canopy without cutting off the aft edge, but finally trimmed a quarter inch off there; that made the front abd back fit perfectly. Then i discovered I also had to...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,562
Posted By Don E
Mine does that

Itís a little annoying. Think itís fixed but after awhile it comes back. Down for paint now; they are going to try to address it. Weíll see.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,310
Posted By Don E
Which oplim?

Try as I might, in my op lims i cannot find where I need to use ďExperimentalĒ except on flight plan filing forms. Which OpLim contains this requirement?

Thank you.
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By Don E
A bit further

But still in range of your 182... see IM.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,528
Posted By Don E
Same as Chris in my RV-14.

No issues at all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By Don E
Welcome!

Iíve enjoyed your videos, particularly the ones with Mike Seager. I ordered the first kit (empennage) for my RV-14 after Oshkosh 2016. Almost three years ago! Just at the 40 hour mark of Phase I now,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,310
Posted By Don E
Except me and thee; and often I wonder about thee.

Except me and thee; and often I wonder about thee.
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Don E
Since he has a quickbuild, that is already...

Since he has a quickbuild, that is already installed.
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Don E
I do

Mine has to be installed with the rudder off the airplane. Fortunately taking the rudder off and back on is pretty easy.
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,050
Posted By Don E
Congrats!

It really starts to get real after this! I was on a very steep learning curve but enjoyed it immensely!
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By Don E
QB-14

I built a QB RV-14, currently 30.1 hours into phase 1 (but whoís counting?)

On both the QB wings and fuselage, i simply went thru each section of the plans and read each step and confirmed it was...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,149
Posted By Don E
Part of the story?

Yes, I know the cold temps reduce their strength. Thatís why I hoped someone had addressed this issue. My canopy has made my RV-14 a two-person airplane just for one person to fly. The canopy needs...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,149
Posted By Don E
Thanks, Scott

What makes it more difficult is that the Stabilus website doesnít seem to list the gas springs i have, so i cannot assess whether or not thereis a stouter one in the same size. They donít seem to be...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,149
Posted By Don E
Got it

Yes, i read that, but i donít think they are the same as what are used on the RV-14 and 14A. Does anyone know? The ones I got from Vans are not a similar model #.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,149
Posted By Don E
Canopy gas springs

Iím just 28 hours into Phase I and having trouble with the gas springs being unable to support the weight of the canopy. I ordered and just received replacements from Vans; but before i go to the...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By Don E
Looks like it...

Iíve been flying without them but this is rhe week to get them done, and yes, mine are either mislabeled or just a terrible fit! I also have both and will swap them. Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,751
Posted By Don E
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,086
Posted By Don E
What he said

Iím 6í3Ē with a 34Ē inseam, rudders full forward, seat full back. Could use more leg room, but love it as is compared with anything else. I made new rudder cabl links to solve the problem Bill noted,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By Don E
Checked my data logs...

My field elevation is 436í and my WOT takeoff fuel flows range from 17.9 to 18.4 GPH. Thatís a stock 390 with stock injectors.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,421
Posted By Don E
I chose the 72Ē

Flying my phase I now behind the recommended 72Ē prop and loving the performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,935
Posted By Don E
Canít see any oil leaks!

Bill, thatís too funny!!! Mine is looking similar but with different place names. Only 14 hours in, too. Darn weather...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,986
Posted By Don E
Beautiful job!

Is that cherry wood? I may have to pay you the ultimate compliment in copying it! Beautiful!
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,166
Posted By Don E
Thanks, Bill

It was probably my complaint. User error? My ***. Good luck, anyone wanting to use the EICAD program.
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,166
Posted By Don E
Either works

Joe, I havenít flown an ďAĒ, but i have flown the factory RV-14 with the 200hp io360; and iíve been flying my RV-14 with the stock IO-390 210hp. Theyíre both awesome, but there is no ďadditional...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,803
Posted By Don E
I have them

Ever since i put my RV-14 on its gear, ive been VERY happy i bought and installed the steps. Im 6í3Ē and use them every time. Almost anyone who will fly with me (Iím in Phase I as of two weeks ago!)...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,930
Posted By Don E
Oil temps

My oil temps during the first six hours of break in have been in the 185-200 range. I have not done any sustained climbs, just 3,000 feet, then running hard. Touched 200 degrees at 78% power with 64F...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,930
Posted By Don E
Just started flying

Chris, OAT was 64 degrees F when i flew last Thursday and i saw CHTs in the 350s on 3&4, and 370s on 1&2. Running hard to seat valves, leaned to 12gph at 78% power. Iím at six hours and consistently...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By Don E
Wing tip light ground

Be sure the ground for your left strobe light is at the fuselage, not the wing rib where my stock harness had it.
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,096
Posted By Don E
I love the piano hinge system

Would not consider any alternatives. I did add the RV-14 pin covers, canít remember the maker...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Don E
To remove it entirely I have to remove the rudder

On my -14 I can drop the aft portion enough to work on the tail light wiring but if I need to take the fairing off, it means removing the rudder. Not a big deal, but once it is on and torqued and...
Forum: Northeast 08-06-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Don E
Pennsylvania builders

Looking for any PA builders who have recently registered their kit plane. I got my registration; now I got greetings from PA. How did you handle the sales/use tax issues? What was the outcome? Only...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By Don E
Flying!

Hey, Bill! Nice to see your build status updated to FLYING! Canít wait for my turn!
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,303
Posted By Don E
Ill be there

Arriving Sunday, staying until at least Thursday. Nearing completion; wings will be bolted on this Friday. First flight maybe in September.
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,317
Posted By Don E
No problem with my Crows

I ordered mine thru Abby at Flightline Interiors and they fit my RV-14 perfectly. I have not flown yet, so cannot comment on any possible stick interference. Mine are 5-point restraints with the...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,197
Posted By Don E
Otherwise, jack as per 46A-10

Iím same point on tail dragged, but itís 46B-6. Donít see how to do one at a time using the spar when the first instruction says ďlevel in rollĒ. Waiting until wings on.
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By Don E
Mine fit

With washers, jacks from SteinAir fit just right.
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By Don E
Thanks, Bob.

Thanks, Bob.
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By Don E
Thanks, but one more question

Appreciate all the responses. Watched YouTube, read the instructions. One thing remains unclear. These are not covers for the pins as Vanís designed, so how are you guys treating the forward end on...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By Don E
Aerosport hinge pin covers?

Has anyone installed the Aerosport hinge pin covers in their cowling? If so, feedback? Did it go smoothly and what did you have to change from the Vanís installation? Thank you.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,090
Posted By Don E
Not an early kit but still a problem area

My kit is #329 and even with the ďnotchesĒ and even though I tried everything I could think of, I could not get the molex connectors through there. So I cut them off, fished the wires through, and...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,288
Posted By Don E
Canopy fit

My only comment would be that I tried too hard to make it fit without trimming it. Once I decided to trim about a quarter inch off the aft edge and about 3/16Ē off the bottom of both sides, it all...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By Don E
I dimpled

I remember really sweating that fluting business, because it seemed like no matter what I did, it didn't make it much better. But I dimpled 1402 and 1403 so that I could see whatever gap there might...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,743
Posted By Don E
Recently attached my elevators

My down travel was 24.8 degrees from the get go, so no adjustment made there. My up elevator travel was about 5 degrees less than the max 30degrees so I had to file the stop, which I did until I...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,229
Posted By Don E
Last sentence almost made me cry!

Thanks for the awesome post, Tom! Can't wait to do some serious traveling in my RV-14. Having it find a new home must have been your intent all along? Anyway, thanks again for the great report!
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 901
Posted By Don E
Washer-00007

Hey, Guys - In the finishing kit, in the bottom of a brown paper bag you will find a bunch of small aluminum washers that look like a whole lotta nothing. Don't lose them; don't even lose one of...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,919
Posted By Don E
Tailndragger step

Iím building the 14, and while at Oshkosh this year I both sat in and studied Vanís 14. Iím tall and the step up to the wingwalk is big. Doable for me, but a problem for almost anyone I will take...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,233
Posted By Don E
Canopy pins - do you lube them?

My canopy pins are a pretty tight fit and make a raspy noise moving either way thru the roll bar bushings. Is anybody lubricating theirs and with what? Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,981
Posted By Don E
Mine protrudes 1/8Ē

But clear everything.
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,575
Posted By Don E
belt sander

I have a small on, Porter Cable 371. It's kind of heavy, but only maybe a 2 1/2 x 14" belt. I used 80, and then 120; finished with a long block of wood with 220 and then scraped it shiny... whole...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By Don E
Rudder cable

One caution - it's fine to build the brake pedals and install the rudder/brake assembly, brake lines, etc. However, do not run the rudder cable into that section if it is already in the tailcone, as...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By Don E
Flaps...

Most of the flaps actuation - everything except the connection to the flap motor shaft - can be done in advance.
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