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Forum: RV-14 Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By MED
I used the Hartzell composite prop without issue....

I used the Hartzell composite prop without issue. It comes with a 3” hub extension (I think) to compensate for the reduced weight. It is a beautiful prop, too. :D
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By MED
A friend bought a storage armrest made for the...

A friend bought a storage armrest made for the RV-14 that sets between the seats and gives something to push up on or lower on rather than the roll bar and the fuselage side. I have also put No Hold...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By MED
I think it is a nice idea, but I don’t think...

I think it is a nice idea, but I don’t think there is a suitable location to give the necessary pull up. My opinion. I usually grab the roll bar to help myself pull up, but my wife is not tall...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By MED
It is important in the heat of the moment to...

It is important in the heat of the moment to remain the PIC and not do anything that exceeds your skill or comfort-level. I watched a Lancair Legacy over-shoot the turn to 27 a few years ago,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By MED
Some stainless steel will work harden when...

Some stainless steel will work harden when drilled, transitioning into a very hard phase which is almost impossible to drill. Without reheat treating the metal, it may be necessary to grind the hole...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By MED
Tempest sells one. Used it twice. Seems to work...

Tempest sells one. Used it twice. Seems to work ok.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/to/oilfiltertools/tempestoildraintool.php

:)
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By MED
One caution when connecting the rpm wire to the...

One caution when connecting the rpm wire to the p-mag: The wire is a shielded wire (at least it is in my Steinair harness), and you need to remove both the shielding and the insulation from the tiny...
Forum: Reviews 08-17-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By MED
Thumbs up Hooker Harness Customer Support

I had a snap in one of the shoulder pads on my Hooker Harness seat belts pull through. Scott repaired it on-the-spot at Oshkosh by installing a new snap through both sides of the pad, but said to...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By MED
The deeper one either should or should not be...

The deeper one either should or should not be there already (I forget which), as it is unlikely anyone would use an IO390 with a fixed pitch prop. I understand that is the reason for the “deeper”...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By MED
FINAL POINT: BE SURE to remove the cap in front...

FINAL POINT: BE SURE to remove the cap in front of engine that allows oil to circulate into the prop before mounting the prop. That was the hardest part of prop mounting for me.

A slap-hammer makes...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By MED
Contact Van’s. Depending on how you outfit your...

Contact Van’s. Depending on how you outfit your RV-14, there will be several “optional” (OP) sections you will encounter, sections not included with the regular plans. Lights, autopilot servos, etc.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-15-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By MED
Free Wing Cradle

With so many new builders, perhaps someone near me would like a free wing cradle. It is built from the Mouser plans and it worked great for my RV-14 wings. I’m in Aiken, SC. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-29-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,330
Posted By MED
Thumbs up Nice photos, Bruce. Thanks for posting them.

Nice photos, Bruce. Thanks for posting them.
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By MED
http://i64.tinypic.com/5wb6f8.jpg I used a VPX...

http://i64.tinypic.com/5wb6f8.jpg
I used a VPX and mounted a fire extinguisher where the circuit breakers would normally be.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By MED
Congratulations! I have been waiting to hear...

Congratulations! I have been waiting to hear this. Can’t wait to see it at Oshkosh . . . Maybe, next year? :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,103
Posted By MED
Getting slowed quickly and getting off of the...

Getting slowed quickly and getting off of the runway promptly are important skills. Watch the plane landing in front of you, too. One of the worst things I have witnessed involved a light twin...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By MED
I also used a VPX, and my understanding is you do...

I also used a VPX, and my understanding is you do not need to install a shunt, but I believe the ANL fuses are still required. I installed one for each alternator. This photo shows where I mounted...
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By MED
I put my bolt in with the nut down, in case it...

I put my bolt in with the nut down, in case it falls off. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By MED
Since Steinair makes many of the Van’s harnesses...

Since Steinair makes many of the Van’s harnesses for the RV-14A, I would start there. Great folks to work with. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,319
Posted By MED
Go to Oshkosh and try them both on to see how...

Go to Oshkosh and try them both on to see how they feel to you. Everyone’s head is different. :rolleyes: I tried them both minutes apart and bought the Bose, because of clamping pressure - or lack...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By MED
You need to enable lean assist in the...

You need to enable lean assist in the configuration page.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By MED
Thumbs up FYI - The guys at ACK were very friendly and...

FYI - The guys at ACK were very friendly and super helpful as we completed our installations on our two RV-14s. Give them a call, and I am confident they will get you through any installation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By MED
Landing pads on VTOL RV-15. :p

Landing pads on VTOL RV-15. :p
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By MED
FWIIW: My buddy and I both installed throttle...

FWIIW: My buddy and I both installed throttle quadrants in our RV-14As, because we have flown with throttle quadrants in other aircraft for many years and are likely untrainable. Unfortunately, we...
Forum: Tools 06-26-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By MED
I think you meant "mostest favoritist". . ....

I think you meant "mostest favoritist". . . :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By MED
As others have said, remove as much as possible...

As others have said, remove as much as possible mechanically with plastic “razor blade” scrapers from Spruce and phenolic scrapers from The Yard. Then, polygone goo, followed by eOx Aircraft Cleaner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,103
Posted By MED
As a long-time spam can attendee, first time RV...

As a long-time spam can attendee, first time RV attendee, and a veteran of the chaos last year (on Saturday AND Sunday) and in a couple of previous years, I have decided to arrive after the field is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By MED
On the other hand, I did remove the end rib on my...

On the other hand, I did remove the end rib on my RV-14 tank when the rib holding one bearing for the aileron pushrod got damaged. I drilled out all of the Rivets, then, cut out the end rib with a...
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By MED
Landing lights and taxi lights are identical, I...

Landing lights and taxi lights are identical, I think, except for a fresnel lens on the face of the taxi light that directs the light horizontally - i.e., it makes the beam much wider than tall. It...
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By MED
I used these: one landing light, one taxi...

I used these: one landing light, one taxi light.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/stpages/sunspot36lx.php?clickkey=20453

Not cheap, but I got a great deal at Oshkosh. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,932
Posted By MED
What Ken said. With my hoist and I suspect...

What Ken said. With my hoist and I suspect others, the boom will not extend past the end of the legs. Therefore, to get the chain over the center of the engine, you need to raise the pallet enough...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By MED
Thanks, Ed. I will look for that.

Thanks, Ed. I will look for that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,932
Posted By MED
I raised the pallet off of the ground onto, I...

I raised the pallet off of the ground onto, I think, 4x4 inch blocks. Whatever will accommodate the legs of your engine hoist. I used a lever (actually, a mattock) to lift one side of the pallet at...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By MED
I have Tosten sticks I got from Van’s. I don’t...

I have Tosten sticks I got from Van’s. I don’t have my plans here, but I believe I match drilled the sticks on the bench, before installing the matching pieces in the airplane. I did not drill them...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 58,209
Posted By MED
I rolled my 14-A slightly out of the hanger,...

I rolled my 14-A slightly out of the hanger, using the apron slope to get it exactly level. However, that will put more weight on the nosewheel . . .

BTW, my nosewheel was 388.5 with the wheel...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By MED
I plan to attend in the RV-14A, if it comes out...

I plan to attend in the RV-14A, if it comes out of the paint shop in time. Fingers crossed. I will PM my cell number - which is only on during Oshkosh :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By MED
My sticks were not predrilled. The “socket” they...

My sticks were not predrilled. The “socket” they fit into is predrilled and I had to match drill the sticks.
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By MED
What Scott said. The Tosten grip is prewired and...

What Scott said. The Tosten grip is prewired and plugs into the standard fuselage harness. It has a flap switch, elevator/aileron trim switch, and an autopilot cut-off switch, along with the "pull"...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-14-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By MED
Thumbs up Great Airport Experience KOSA

I just returned from taking my airplane to Fort Worth for paint and stopped overnight on the return leg at Mount Pleasant, TX (OSA). While I generally have good experiences at small airports, this...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
Posted By MED
Harbor Freight dolly, plywood with eyebolt,...

Harbor Freight dolly, plywood with eyebolt, concrete blocks, ratchet tie down. Works great and is easily movable. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By MED
Figured it out with help from a friend: You set...

Figured it out with help from a friend: You set up the artificial horizon display on the MFD using the MFD. Was trying to do it from the PFD . . . Doh! I guess everyone else already knew this. :o
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By MED
I am assuming it is possible, but I have searched...

I am assuming it is possible, but I have searched both the installation and operation manuals without success. Does anyone have a page or section reference to help me find it? Thanks in advance. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By MED
Artificial Horizon on G3x MFD?

Is it possible to display the artificial horizon on the mfd of a two-screen G3x system when two pilots are flying? I understand it will display on the mfd if the pfd fails.
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 93,462
Posted By MED
Congratulations. You will love it, and she will...

Congratulations. You will love it, and she will like sitting beside you! Enjoy the project. :)
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By MED
Your number would just be in the US. The Van’s...

Your number would just be in the US. The Van’s website has 92 total. Lots missing. :eek:
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By MED
Thanks, Scott. I guess I did not scroll down far...

Thanks, Scott. I guess I did not scroll down far enough through the first flight reports.
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By MED
RV-14/14A Flying?

Does anyone know how many are flying now? I can't find it on the new website. :confused:
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,316
Posted By MED
I believe the 0.866:1 is for a rear mounted...

I believe the 0.866:1 is for a rear mounted governor. I think the front governor is 0.895:1. At least that is my understanding from Lycoming and Hartzell for my composite prop using an S-1-79...
Forum: RV-14 05-10-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By MED
I put my fuselage on a blanket on the concrete...

I put my fuselage on a blanket on the concrete floor and filled in between the bulkheads with wood blocks. I added blocks until I could support plywood above the rather light bulkheads. As you...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 78,055
Posted By MED
A major milestone! Congratulations. It won't be...

A major milestone! Congratulations. It won't be long now . . . :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,298
Posted By MED
Per Lycoming's recommendation, we set our dual...

Per Lycoming's recommendation, we set our dual P-mags to 5 degrees after top dead center to allow the p-mags to fire at the Lycoming recommended 20 degrees before top dead center. I think I said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By MED
Angry Warning: Aircraft Certification

You might think using the EAA guide for registering and certifying your plane will avoid all issues - wrong. It turns out, the FAA has only a rudimentary understanding of the rules of the English...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,890
Posted By MED
One reason for going with the plans method is, if...

One reason for going with the plans method is, if you have the QB fuselage, the holes are predrilled. You would have to find a way to fill them that wouldn’t detract.
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,479
Posted By MED
Congratulations! We are right behind you with...

Congratulations! We are right behind you with Vic scheduled to inspect our 2 RV-14As on Saturday, weather permitting. Exciting times. :cool:
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,890
Posted By MED
It is possible to replace the rear glass after...

It is possible to replace the rear glass after cracking it. Not cheap, but doable. Ask me how I know. :o. A bigger concern to me than the rollbar holes was aligning with the larger dimpled holes in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By MED
Thanks to all for the suggestions. It looks like...

Thanks to all for the suggestions. It looks like almost any dense (or sweet :D) stuff has worked. I guess I was concerned about it shifting aft during stall testing as I have not installed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By MED
CG Testing

What are folks using as ballast when testing for CG? I suppose something dense that won't "flow" and would be easy to get into the baggage compartment? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 93,561
Posted By MED
Wow! Looks great. Did you really get N14?!...

Wow! Looks great. Did you really get N14?! :cool:
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By MED
The 14 plans don’t call for it, so I have not,...

The 14 plans don’t call for it, so I have not, yet. You might/would need to balance again after paint.
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,993
Posted By MED
Page 45-11, Step 1 was my favorite. Sadly,...

Page 45-11, Step 1 was my favorite. Sadly, Annette at Cleaveland Tool could not come through with a working copy for me. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By MED
The plans have it on the tail cone below the...

The plans have it on the tail cone below the vertical stabilizer. The antenna is in the baggage compartment.
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By MED
There were some “extra” clamps provided with the...

There were some “extra” clamps provided with the exhaust. I was told they came from the exhaust system vendor, but were not used on the RV-14. Perhaps, you were trying to use one of these and still...
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