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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,500
Posted By n982sx
Congrats, I happened to be thinking about my...

Congrats, I happened to be thinking about my first flight, which was a year ago today, when I read your post.

You will really enjoy flying the 14. Well done.
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By n982sx
There are lots of different kinds of blind...

There are lots of different kinds of blind rivets. The ones used in my Sonex for instance do not depend on the stem for strength. The stem is not locked in place. The stems are loose. You can shake...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By n982sx
Not knowing what your back riveting issues were...

Not knowing what your back riveting issues were with the AD4's, I would just note that the rib rivets are all, or mostly all (I don't remember), AD3's. They are much easier to deal with and should be...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By n982sx
All of those rivets can be easily back riveted by...

All of those rivets can be easily back riveted by yourself. I did it that way.

A couple of things to note.

I used a 12" offset back rivet set in my 3x gun for these but you can use a straight set...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By n982sx
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By n982sx
I would make that, no high speed taxi...

I would make that, no high speed taxi tests.

Think about it, if something were to not feel right you're just going to pull the power and stop. If not, your going to let it fly. So the high speed...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By n982sx
It's real easy to get a wiring error in those 16...

It's real easy to get a wiring error in those 16 wires. I had an - off by one error - in my harness from Stein. Easy to do, Josh unknowingly skipped a pin in the connector after the first five. A...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By n982sx
Nice catch, I forgot about the use of that tool...

Nice catch, I forgot about the use of that tool for the fuselage build.
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By n982sx
You can build the 14 fuselage first without...

You can build the 14 fuselage first without ordering any parts from the wing kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By n982sx
Mine is on the back of the PFD in my 14. I've had...

Mine is on the back of the PFD in my 14. I've had no issues.
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,939
Posted By n982sx
I should have mentioned that I swapped the wires...

I should have mentioned that I swapped the wires from the sensor to reverse the slope of the voltage line. I also had to swap the the GAD 27 flap wire control wires.

The GAD 27 software seems to...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,939
Posted By n982sx
Here they...

Here they are.

http://meyersfamily.org/flapcal.pdf
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,939
Posted By n982sx
Scott's description is what Mike Seager taught...

Scott's description is what Mike Seager taught me.

I now only use 0 for takeoff and initial climb because I was consistently forgetting to raise them in cruise despite my cruise checklist. I may...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,939
Posted By n982sx
I can check the values next time I'm at the...

I can check the values next time I'm at the airport. Same hardware and software setup as you.

I use 0 for takeoff only. I raise to -3 and shutoff the aux fuel pump at about 500 feet in the climb.
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,939
Posted By n982sx
-3 no problem on my G3x touch. I use -3, 0, 15,...

-3 no problem on my G3x touch. I use -3, 0, 15, 30. Are you using a G3x or G3x touch?

http://meyersfamily.org/flapscale.pdf
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By n982sx
Not sure about the non touch but the touch flight...

Not sure about the non touch but the touch flight log files have 1 second data intervals which should be more than enough.

The flight recorder file is more detailed with some data as often as 10...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,623
Posted By n982sx
+1 I have all my flights here. It will also make...

+1

I have all my flights here. It will also make a 3D KML file from your data if you like which will load in Google Earth.

I liked it better than Cirrus Reports.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By n982sx
Be sure and check out this thread. Many RV-14...

Be sure and check out this thread. Many RV-14 panel pictures in there including my G3x panel.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=139728
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,692
Posted By n982sx
There is no sharing of databases between the 650...

There is no sharing of databases between the 650 and G3x, but it is not needed. When you navigate in IFR, you must use the 650 as the source for navigation data.

For example, it is not legal or...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By n982sx
I primed and painted.

I primed and painted.
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,906
Posted By n982sx
I agree that if you are uncomfortable making the...

I agree that if you are uncomfortable making the decision you can just replace the part. You won't learn much that way though and you still have a long way to go.

There are other options as some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By n982sx
Josh, Glad to see you over here. I saw your...

Josh,

Glad to see you over here. I saw your report of you buying an RV9A on the Sonex board along with the post about the sale of your Sonex.

I finished my 14 last summer, got it painted over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,957
Posted By n982sx
Just to add to the general consensus... In my...

Just to add to the general consensus...

In my 14, at about 100 hours, I started to notice that I needed to hold right rudder just a tad to keep the ball centered in cruise. At the same time, when...
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By n982sx
My GDL 39R communicates with Foreflight with no...

My GDL 39R communicates with Foreflight with no problems for traffic and weather.

I can't confirm that the GDL 39 3D will pass attitude information along. In my installation, Foreflight gets that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-24-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,438
Posted By n982sx
I understand it is your personal choice, and a...

I understand it is your personal choice, and a perfectly valid one, but I think this advice is mainly relevant to much older style installations.

You say, 'should the EFIS go dark' but if you have...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By n982sx
I've had no need for a wedge for trim on the...

I've had no need for a wedge for trim on the rudder on my 14A.

160 hours and she flies with the ball centered in cruise. The offset of the VS seems to be just right on mine.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By n982sx
While Carl has strong - and very good - opinions...

While Carl has strong - and very good - opinions he shares in his many posts, on this one I would say the opposite, don't waste space, or $'s, on a second 10" display and ADAHRS. Get a G5 or...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,496
Posted By n982sx
Transponder/ADS-B out under the baggage area...

Transponder/ADS-B out under the baggage area because of cable run length as noted above. ADS-B in in the tailcone.

This is how mine is set up.
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By n982sx
I ran the comm, 625 GPS, transponder and ADS-B in...

I ran the comm, 625 GPS, transponder and ADS-B in antenna cables through the tunnel. I've got 150 hours on it now and have not had any difficulties.
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 120
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 75,525
Posted By n982sx
I haven't checked since I built to see if they...

I haven't checked since I built to see if they added the notch to the plans. In my case, I received a piece of paper (not a plan revision page) with the fuselage kit that had a drawing with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By n982sx
First, I think you're dropping a zero in your...

First, I think you're dropping a zero in your numbers. That would be a heck of a counter sink to be knife edged in something 0.80" thick - eight tenths of an inch.

The 0.007" measure - 7 clicks -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By n982sx
I did it with my first build - a Sonex. It slowed...

I did it with my first build - a Sonex. It slowed the build down because I made sure to put plenty of time into flying. It was my first priority until I got my private. Then I was able to give more...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,056
Posted By n982sx
I am surprised no one has mentioned this, so I...

I am surprised no one has mentioned this, so I will.

In the Aeroelectric, the only recommended protection, on the high current feeder from a non PM Alternator - is an ANL current limiter sized for...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By n982sx
Jon, I was at the fly in last summer. I had my...

Jon,

I was at the fly in last summer. I had my RV-14 first flight just a couple of days prior. I don't remember meeting you but if you happen to go this summer I'll be there, but without the Sonex....
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,581
Posted By n982sx
Yet another way to do it. I wanted to be able to...

Yet another way to do it. I wanted to be able to use it in the future when I do aerobatics but for now I just want it secured but still have it coming through the panel.

The bolt in the first...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By n982sx
Hi Jon, Having built a Sonex, I should point out...

Hi Jon,

Having built a Sonex, I should point out one difference. If you can get a Sonex tailcone out your window or door, you can get the whole fuselage out that same opening. That may be more of a...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,630
Posted By n982sx
Confusing thread

I think this thread may be getting into the weeds.

People seems to be addressing two different sets of bolts

The 14 uses AN6 bolts - and locking nuts - to mount the engine mount to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,117
Posted By n982sx
Am I missing something or doesn't the screenshot...

Am I missing something or doesn't the screenshot above show Foreflight displaying traffic coming from Dynon?
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By n982sx
I had to drill as well. Didn't measure but it...

I had to drill as well. Didn't measure but it needs very little material removed. Same on the Roll servo which, if I remember correctly, is the same model.
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,262
Posted By n982sx
Chocolate or Vanilla

Yes, and in my case I chose Chocolate (Garmin?) over Vanilla (Dynon?)

Both are delicious, for me the nudge to Garmin two years ago was the deal on the GTN 625 (which was similar to the one mentioned...
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By n982sx
Take a look at the center section in my panel....

Take a look at the center section in my panel. The audio panel would be the same height as the radio in mine.

There are some gotchas here. Because of the depth of the radio and 6xx, the bottom of my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-03-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By n982sx
For version J of the G3x Touch Pilot Guide Page...

For version J of the G3x Touch Pilot Guide

Page 343 shows the USED option that appears on the Data Bar. There are also other fuel display options, such as fuel over destination which is calculated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By n982sx
Your dealer should have been able to coordinate...

Your dealer should have been able to coordinate with Garmin to avoid the charge for the new servo's, at least they did for me.

Got the replacement servo's (yes, has happened more than once) within...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,892
Posted By n982sx
Just make yourself one of these and drill by...

Just make yourself one of these and drill by hand.

A piece of scrap cut to the correct angle and you've got a nice angle gauge to follow with your cordless...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By n982sx
I had the same issue. As it turns out, i must of...

I had the same issue.

As it turns out, i must of gotten lucky when Van's sent me the original material. I was going to order more but I decided to see just how much was left over from the original...
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By n982sx
Wow, that is way off. Do you have a picture?...

Wow, that is way off. Do you have a picture? Maybe someone will spot something.
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,351
Posted By n982sx
Have your wife sit in a 14, if the extra room...

Have your wife sit in a 14, if the extra room doesn't sell it, and it might not, nothing will.

Since you already have a 9 the marginal gains might be hard to justify to her. Maybe better to go the...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 31,119
Posted By n982sx
Here is the mostly Garmin panel I posted a...

Here is the mostly Garmin panel I posted a picture of in the "Show us your RV-14 Panel" thread awhile back. Here's a link to that post...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 31,119
Posted By n982sx
While I finished and first flew my 14 last June,...

While I finished and first flew my 14 last June, I just finished getting it painted last month.

Here are the beauty...
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By n982sx
I have a G3x Touch system and I just installed it...

I have a G3x Touch system and I just installed it in the pre-punched hole in the underside of the left wing. That's what the hole is for. I can't think of any good reason to put it anywhere...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,101
Posted By n982sx
I had heard that some builders had seen contact....

I had heard that some builders had seen contact. I now have over 100 hours and have never seen any wear from contact on mine.

I would think most people would have the cowl on and off more than a few...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,847
Posted By n982sx
I didn't buy it from Van's but I have the same...

I didn't buy it from Van's but I have the same one shown in their catalog and there is no clearance issue.
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By n982sx
I only installed the one side. My hanger kit...

I only installed the one side. My hanger kit could make several mounts but I assumed it was just a standard package that could be used for other exhaust configurations.

My take on the plans was that...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,683
Posted By n982sx
I see Anthony doesn't control his lights with his...

I see Anthony doesn't control his lights with his GAD27. I use it to control my LED lights and some of the device screens.

I found the GAD27 dimmers worked very well for me. I have Red and White...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,735
Posted By n982sx
Right on target. 3.5+ years for me start to...

Right on target. 3.5+ years for me start to finish, and this was my second plane. The first one took four years.

Take a deep breath and relax. There are a few really fast builders out there but you...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By n982sx
I have two shunts and current limiters since I...

I have two shunts and current limiters since I have added a second alternator and power bus.

My primary shunt/limiter set up looks almost identical to Jared's post above.

I'm posting this image of...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By n982sx
Here is a picture of the B&C 410 on the back of...

Here is a picture of the B&C 410 on the back of my io390

http://n626km.com/rv14log019/pictures/picture-10.jpg

Here is a cluttered view of the engine on the 14. I had no significant interference...
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,869
Posted By n982sx
I never liked flying upside down for anything...

I never liked flying upside down for anything more than a moment. Hope you do better but I'd bet against it. Aerobatics without negative g's is plenty of fun if you don't.

Also, regarding the fit,...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By n982sx
I only had it clecoed in place when I did my...

I only had it clecoed in place when I did my canopy. It was the last piece I installed and I had no issues leaving it off until the end.
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,987
Posted By n982sx
I should qualify my earlier 2X rivet gun...

I should qualify my earlier 2X rivet gun recommendation. I do not recommend it for rivets larger than AD3's (the vast majority of rivets are AD3's). I used my 3X gun for AD4 rivets or any AD3 rivets...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,987
Posted By n982sx
Lots of good comments but... While I agree a...

Lots of good comments but...

While I agree a good 3x rivet gun can be used successfully, I used a 2x gun for all of the 3-x rivets which is probably 90+% of the airplane.

Lower pressure on a 3x...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By n982sx
After 100+ hours of flight, my airplane is...

After 100+ hours of flight, my airplane is getting painted right now.

My painter liked all the gel coated parts he has painted - wing tips and empennage tips - but has cursed the spinner and...
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