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Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Nova RV
The large diameter wire needs a special crimper...

The large diameter wire needs a special crimper to make good connections. I bought a 10 ton hydraulic crimper on Amazon for under $40 and it worked great. There were several places I needed it...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Nova RV
Not implying that you are not 100% correct but...

Not implying that you are not 100% correct but most everybody I know used the Vans harness and it works just fine. The red ground goes to aircraft ground or forest of tabs on the firewall. If you...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Nova RV
If you do try and finesse the frame a little bit,...

If you do try and finesse the frame a little bit, just be sure that you don't compromise the fit at the back where the canopy lock pins go through the frame assembly. This area would be important...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Nova RV
The gaps look pretty standard to me based on...

The gaps look pretty standard to me based on other 14s I have seen. The rubber seal that gets attached to the canopy bottom seals this gap well. My gaps look similar and I have no air leaks with...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Nova RV
Here is the placement in my right wing tip, seems...

Here is the placement in my right wing tip, seems close to where yours will be. I did bend slightly to fit contours of tip then fiberglassed into place and the lighting wires run along the front leg...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By Nova RV
For the FM-150 in the RV14 you need the throttle...

For the FM-150 in the RV14 you need the throttle and mixture control adapter kit that allows you to use the stock cables with the FM-150 and also has the spacer required for the Fm-150 to fit the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-31-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By Nova RV
Garmin GMA245R (refurbished) $750 Shipped

I have a Garmin GMA245R remote audio panel (refurbished) just back from Garmin with a clean bill of health.
Flying down to Sun N Fun in April I went through some rain and noticed after I parked...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-31-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By Nova RV
You will be fine. Painting you never just...

You will be fine. Painting you never just squeeze the trigger and paint continuously for hours, it's off and on over and over and there is plenty of off time for the compressor to stay ahead. I...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By Nova RV
I ran a reamer through the holes after everything...

I ran a reamer through the holes after everything was fit and lined up. The bolts will tap in with a rubber mallet then. What you don't want to do is leave the holes slightly mismatched and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 477,512
Posted By Nova RV
Thanks Mehrdad, I enjoy my 14 more and more every...

Thanks Mehrdad, I enjoy my 14 more and more every time I get in it! I followed your progress leading up to your first flight, that was exciting as I was getting ready at the same time.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Nova RV
I thought about that tool also but there were...

I thought about that tool also but there were $500 reasons to stay old school :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Nova RV
After you change the oil the first time and cut...

After you change the oil the first time and cut that nice safety wire thingie, you can use that same hole for the oil temp sensor. The crimp end on that wire of course is blocking the hole from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Nova RV
The yellow is to the oil breather. The oil temp...

The yellow is to the oil breather. The oil temp probe gets safety wired any way you can. I was told to "improvise if possible". As a side note, Vans FWF kit has alum fittings for the oil lines etc...
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By Nova RV
The main benefit of the 00125 is that it...

The main benefit of the 00125 is that it interfaces with the factory harnesses that come in the rest of the kit, wings and tailcone. These simply plug into the 00125. That said, if you get all of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-17-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Nova RV
Rob look into an Iota power converter, they are...

Rob look into an Iota power converter, they are used in the RV (Winnebago) world to run electronics at campsites with 110 power and have very clean output for electronics. They also charge 12v...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By Nova RV
Congratulations!!! I recognize the big RV grin...

Congratulations!!! I recognize the big RV grin at the end.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 477,512
Posted By Nova RV
http://halie.com/ofE.jpg

http://halie.com/ofE.jpg
Forum: Propellers 07-15-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Nova RV
I would give them a call on the 200HP question. ...

I would give them a call on the 200HP question. I have a 74HRT on my IO 390 (210HP) and so far like it a lot. I have not had another prop on my engine before so can't compare performance but the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Nova RV
Drill hole http://halie.com/ofT.jpg Auto body...

Drill hole
http://halie.com/ofT.jpg
Auto body slide hammer
http://halie.com/ofa.jpg

No need to do anything about a rear plug, it's ready to go when you remove front plug
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Nova RV
Remember too that the longer you wait to change...

Remember too that the longer you wait to change to AD the more crud you might have from the mineral oil not having the dispersant properties. Changing around 50 is a good plan and that was verified...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By Nova RV
I took this pic when I was fitting the lower...

I took this pic when I was fitting the lower cowling to the Vetterman exhaust. The final openings are slightly larger than these.http://halie.com/ofj.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Nova RV
I have the 245R and Virb XE and have the camera...

I have the 245R and Virb XE and have the camera linked to the audio panel only and it works fine. If I recall you just need the Virb bluetooth selected on then touch the "pair" button on the audio...
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By Nova RV
My Vetterman did come with 2 heat muffs

My Vetterman did come with 2 heat muffs
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,525
Posted By Nova RV
When I ordered my Thunderbolt, I had them include...

When I ordered my Thunderbolt, I had them include the AFP setup at the urging of a friend who specializes in engine overhauls and who's opinion I trust a lot. Since I was a fairly early adopter, I...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By Nova RV
Great progress, Ken! I needed 2 people for the...

Great progress, Ken! I needed 2 people for the engine mounting bolts so one can hold one side with a box wrench and the other person on the torque wrench.
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Nova RV
It's very easy to bend the tubing as you feed the...

It's very easy to bend the tubing as you feed the pitot assembly into the mast. Reach through the access panel next to the mast. It's not difficult but there are several complex curves to make to...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 58,209
Posted By Nova RV
It's important the fuselage is level with the...

It's important the fuselage is level with the proper longeron line of rivets, it took me a while to confirm which line is the correct line to level. I was able to reach level by letting all of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Nova RV
I used Aero Graphics paint masks on my 14 -...

I used Aero Graphics paint masks on my 14 - excellent people to work with and the masks were perfect.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 05-31-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,131
Posted By Nova RV
I know of two 14As and possibly a 14 coming from...

I know of two 14As and possibly a 14 coming from Northern Virginia.
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By Nova RV
Not trying to challenge anyone or anything at all...

Not trying to challenge anyone or anything at all but is this actuator addressing a shortcoming in the stock one or is it just a more robust option? I had not heard of any failures on 14s yet that's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Nova RV
Check out pages...

Check out pages 70-71
https://airflowperformance.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/API-Installation-Service-Manual-9003.pdf
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Nova RV
Flushed out the flow divider and it was good...

Flushed out the flow divider and it was good afterwards. Before you open the flow divider, do the flow test as Carl mentions and it will be clear if there is a partial blockage in that cylinder.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Nova RV
Before you trim anything I would look for a...

Before you trim anything I would look for a partial blockage in an injector or the flow divider. I had this exact scenario (but in a 4 cyl) and it was something in the flow divider.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Nova RV
If the 60 amp alternator takes out the ANL then...

If the 60 amp alternator takes out the ANL then the 40 amp alternator is irrelevant, you have no alternator in this scenario
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By Nova RV
The plastic changes with temperature so anything...

The plastic changes with temperature so anything today will not be exactly the same tomorrow. Fitting in Summer will result in slightly different gap at the rear than Winter. Pick a happy medium...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By Nova RV
I'm not that far North at KHWY and can let you...

I'm not that far North at KHWY and can let you sit in mine. I will be down your direction in mid-late May and can arrange to meet then if you can wait.
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,738
Posted By Nova RV
I'm using a version of the rudder gust lock from...

I'm using a version of the rudder gust lock from Tim O and E. Mine has 3" sections added at the rear (vs just the T fitting) to prevent it from twisting out a little better and wrap the seat belt...
Forum: Southeast 04-23-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Nova RV
Thanks all for the info, seems like some good...

Thanks all for the info, seems like some good alternatives although IGX would have been so convenient...
Forum: Southeast 04-22-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Nova RV
Airports for trip to Chapel Hill?

Since Horace Williams is not available anymore, can anyone suggest reasonable alternatives? Not fond of paying Signature at RDU $$$ for "handling". Was thinking BUY or TTA but they are 40 min...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,536
Posted By Nova RV
I used the kit mounting bracket and location for...

I used the kit mounting bracket and location for a GMU 22 in the left wing. No issues and passed all testing.
Forum: COMM 04-16-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Nova RV
I have a connector at the wing tip so I can...

I have a connector at the wing tip so I can easily remove it, another at the wing root, and one that plugs into the GTN. I easily get 40nm range on VORs at cruise alt and 20+ on localizer signals.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-15-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Nova RV
GTN650 and Archer antenna work great on ILS. The...

GTN650 and Archer antenna work great on ILS. The Archer is all you need, no need for separate GS antenna and many (most) marker beacons are decommissioned and not necessary to have that antenna for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,548
Posted By Nova RV
I was at SNF Tues through thurs am and had a...

I was at SNF Tues through thurs am and had a great time. Mets lot of people that are here on VAF and saw a lot of beautiful RVs too. First time I have flown in and Tues am was marginal VFR at best...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By Nova RV
If they want them balanced individually, it...

If they want them balanced individually, it definitely does not mention it in the plans (9-26). The weights are all the same. The individual elevators are not the same weight since one has the trim...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,900
Posted By Nova RV
I have the Aero-Tow E200 for my RV14A and it...

I have the Aero-Tow E200 for my RV14A and it moves it around fine and pulls it up a slight incline out of my hangar. Says it will work with Bonanza and Cirrus so an RV10 should be within it's...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,347
Posted By Nova RV
I used Gorilla tape on the inside and a simple...

I used Gorilla tape on the inside and a simple loop of safety wire through the vent eyeball and around the top sill as a double check to make sure it didn't sag while the Proseal cured.
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,565
Posted By Nova RV
Does the pitch change with the hunting, or does...

Does the pitch change with the hunting, or does it stay stable and the elevator assembly is "floating" as in moving but not making any pitch change? I know back in my R/C days we would make the...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By Nova RV
Yes, mine went loosened up to 16lbs before I was...

Yes, mine went loosened up to 16lbs before I was finished with phase 1. Tightened back up to spec and I'll check it again before leaving for SNF.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By Nova RV
It ships on a pallet base so you can pick up with...

It ships on a pallet base so you can pick up with pallet forks. It fits between the wheels in the bed of my F150 pickup. Not sure actual weight, just what the paperwork says. Enjoy, it's an...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By Nova RV
I was just thinking this the other day, I could...

I was just thinking this the other day, I could build another so much better and more quickly too!

Another option is to just put an extra 2 feet in line with an extra male and female BNC connector...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By Nova RV
Make sure you want the transponder antenna there...

Make sure you want the transponder antenna there for sure before you do that to save a few dollars on coax. The rear mount already has the doubler in place and it's always best to keep the distance...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,423
Posted By Nova RV
Flat out at 171 is a bit slower that I would have...

Flat out at 171 is a bit slower that I would have expected. I can easily true 180 (verified several times via GPS triangulation) with my 2 blade composite Whirlwind and that is not 100% flat out...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,898
Posted By Nova RV
Make sure you support the back no matter what,...

Make sure you support the back no matter what, the fuselage gets very heavy once the tail cone is attacked and I would not try to support the whole weight by the firewall attachment. I tried several...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,898
Posted By Nova RV
I built a low cart for the forward fuselage but...

I built a low cart for the forward fuselage but it was only used a short time for the side skinning (SB fuselage), tail cone joining and some other things. It was put onto a rotisserie and like Mark...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By Nova RV
My .02 is that over, under, and through are all...

My .02 is that over, under, and through are all ok as long as the wire bundle is supported and protected from edges and not pinching on anything moveable. Make sure it's also easy to access should...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,129
Posted By Nova RV
Those are called battery angles but they are used...

Those are called battery angles but they are used in the elevator bellcrank assembly much, much later in your build. I think they are shared with the RV-10 and are used as battery angles in the 10. ...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 64,725
Posted By Nova RV
Looks great, Mehrdad !

Looks great, Mehrdad !
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By Nova RV
I don't recall having any issues here, if your...

I don't recall having any issues here, if your top fwd skin is not riveted on yet it's so much simpler to install and you don't need to do it from underneath. That said, when it came time to rivet...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,164
Posted By Nova RV
Yes, this was right from Jeff (Mr. Thunderbolt)...

Yes, this was right from Jeff (Mr. Thunderbolt) at Lycoming to switch to AD oil as soon as break in is completed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,164
Posted By Nova RV
Time to switch to an AD oil per my conversations...

Time to switch to an AD oil per my conversations with Lycoming. They can't suggest one vs. another brand officially.

This is from Lycoming SI 1014M

When changing from straight mineral oil to...
Forum: Tools 02-10-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Nova RV
I have 2 blue Kobalt ones from Lowes that have...

I have 2 blue Kobalt ones from Lowes that have held up pretty well and a HF one that is junk.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By Nova RV
I would make sure the bus sits on the firewall as...

I would make sure the bus sits on the firewall as flush as possible to maximize the contact area between the bus and the firewall. Just my opinion, I'm sure one of the engineers here can give a good...
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