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Forum: RV-14 08-16-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By KeithB
Hi Mark: As you know, the 390 (or XP400 in my...

Hi Mark:

As you know, the 390 (or XP400 in my case) runs higher oil temps and cooler CHTs - I've been told it's at least in part because of the piston squirters. Others may have lots of cold...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-11-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By KeithB
I purchased the LED strip from Van's (red and...

I purchased the LED strip from Van's (red and white) and control it using a GAD 27. I have had no issues through the full range. To the previous post, I would add that my range includes a cut-off...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By KeithB
Here are a couple customizations for...

Here are a couple customizations for consideration:
- canopy installation with sikaflex vs screws (research blogs - not trivial but very worth the effort)
- piano hinge attach of wing tips...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By KeithB
Hartzell bought both PlanePower (alternators) and...

Hartzell bought both PlanePower (alternators) and Sky-tec (starters).
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,171
Posted By KeithB
I’m an RV14 builder, and I posted pictures of my...

I’m an RV14 builder, and I posted pictures of my oil canning. I read Mitch’s letter as acknowledging that there is an issue, including the factory demo planes, with oil canning, and that this is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By KeithB
As the OP said, the WX page on VAF is my first...

As the OP said, the WX page on VAF is my first go-to when planning a cross country as it puts many resources on a common page. Kudos to DR for putting this on VAF - I just want to assure him that...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By KeithB
We plan to arrive Friday before, and leave...

We plan to arrive Friday before, and leave Thursday - HBC.
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,171
Posted By KeithB
You won’t get a much clearer example than this....

You won’t get a much clearer example than this.
http://i67.tinypic.com/258bhhh.jpg
This was taken during Phase I fly off. I had similar examples on the other side - definitely exacerbated by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,196
Posted By KeithB
I have had the 14 outside at AirVenture last year...

I have had the 14 outside at AirVenture last year (it rained), and outside in the rain in Idaho and Bahamas with not a drop of leaks. I do use a canopy cover (Bruce).


I chose to keep the mechanism...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,214
Posted By KeithB
Thanks for the PIREPS. Looks like 6.0 is good to...

Thanks for the PIREPS. Looks like 6.0 is good to go!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,214
Posted By KeithB
After the issues with V5.7 (albeit minor), we are...

After the issues with V5.7 (albeit minor), we are all a little less willing to be the guinea pig on a new release - especially a primary one ending in .0. However, I’m less than a week from a 4 week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,635
Posted By KeithB
Congratulations! You have been on an incredible...

Congratulations! You have been on an incredible pace. Let us know the timeline from start to first flight.
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By KeithB
You will need a similar list for counter sinks -...

You will need a similar list for counter sinks - the 120° reminded me as countersink holes are even less forgiving. CS4 pulled rivets are 120°.
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By KeithB
Don’t overlook the value of Section 5 in the...

Don’t overlook the value of Section 5 in the plans. I read this section twice before starting, and then forgot 75% of what I read because I didn’t need it for a while or didn’t realize the value...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,534
Posted By KeithB
My understanding (and I could be completely...

My understanding (and I could be completely wrong), is that reflex helps take some load and trim off the tail, particularly with lighter loading = forward CG. With higher and aft loading, it is less...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By KeithB
I tried to upload some photos of my nose gear...

I tried to upload some photos of my nose gear fairing, but Tinypics failed me today.

I cut to the plans, and then ended up trimming a bit more. As Scott indicated, the geometry of the gear closes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By KeithB
I have a full Garmin panel. I chose to use the...

I have a full Garmin panel. I chose to use the GAD 27 with 3 input pots (10k as Walt described). The GAD 27 has 6 dimming circuits (customizable) controlled from the 3 inputs - 3 with voltage...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,697
Posted By KeithB
I did as you are proposing - put a plate over the...

I did as you are proposing - put a plate over the hole allowing more surface for mounting avionics.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,260
Posted By KeithB
Been there, done that. Maybe this thread needs to...

Been there, done that. Maybe this thread needs to be retitled “confessions and therapy”. :)
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By KeithB
My 14A required a rudder trim tab on the left...

My 14A required a rudder trim tab on the left side (equivalent of right rudder input). I flew off the entire Phase 1 before adding the rudder tab so it’s not a handling issue. I had 300+hours in an...
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
Posted By KeithB
Hi Bavafa: Directly to your question, I have not...

Hi Bavafa:
Directly to your question, I have not adjusted for the 5 deg difference, and timed to TDC. The quote from Bill Ross was “this is a stroked engine ... the timing just isn’t that important”....
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
Posted By KeithB
I have dual PMags on a Superior XP400. I have...

I have dual PMags on a Superior XP400. I have done some experimenting and collected data (not scientific, but much better than anecdotal). I have also talked with Bill Ross (Superior) and Bill...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,966
Posted By KeithB
I similarly got thinking about my wiring. I have...

I similarly got thinking about my wiring. I have a single wire from the battery to an essential bus switch, bypassing the master relay. That wire is going to get a fuse link on the firewall side by...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By KeithB
Silicon will definitely mess up paint (according...

Silicon will definitely mess up paint (according to my painter). I mounted antennas without sealant (and flew for almost a year), removed them before painting, remounted and then sealed with Dow...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By KeithB
I ran both the Com antenna coax through the...

I ran both the Com antenna coax through the center tunnel with easy install and no operating issues.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,975
Posted By KeithB
Thanks, Bill for a great write up - well thought...

Thanks, Bill for a great write up - well thought out and organized. It appears we are closely linked - my serial # is 140136. Our build took longer as first time builders (first flight 3/8/17) but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,214
Posted By KeithB
I just logged 10 hours over 2 days using 5.9 with...

I just logged 10 hours over 2 days using 5.9 with no issues with the autopilot. However, I agree that refreshes of map data appear to be slow in certain circumstances - more so on the PFD than the...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By KeithB
I also went 1 bay outboard of the access panel on...

I also went 1 bay outboard of the access panel on the lt wing. It’s a little tricky getting it in and out, but you don’t do that frequently. I like czechsix’s suggestion of moving it to the right...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,082
Posted By KeithB
If you can get away with it, a granite counter...

If you can get away with it, a granite counter top in the kitchen makes a great flat surface for making very straight trailing edges. Home politics is the builder’s responsibility :-)
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,366
Posted By KeithB
Welcome to the RV-14 journey. If you are like...

Welcome to the RV-14 journey. If you are like me, it will be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things you undertake - ever! The RV-14 kit makes this incredible process about as good as it can...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By KeithB
From a storage perspective, I’d say it’s...

From a storage perspective, I’d say it’s dependent on your shop and space. I have a larger shop, but after assembly including hardware, I took it all apart. The components were hung high on the...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,036
Posted By KeithB
I found this thread to be one of the most...

I found this thread to be one of the most informative, and it formed the basis for the process I used.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=7602

The key to the "fay sealing" method...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 35,653
Posted By KeithB
N314KC gets new clothes

N314KC was the 24th RV-14 completed. Her first flight was March 8,2017 and she now has 190 hours. Last Friday, I picked her up from the paint...
Forum: COMM 03-03-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By KeithB
As an alternative, I wired my audible alerts into...

As an alternative, I wired my audible alerts into a switchable input (Aux 2) on my audio panel (Garmin GMA 245) rather than to an unswitched input as suggested by Garmin. If I get in a situation...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By KeithB
I have some reservations about the PC 680 being...

I have some reservations about the PC 680 being close to capacity starting a 390, and wondering what it’s service life is likely to be. How old (years and flying hours) was your battery?
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By KeithB
I covered over the map box hole with a plate and...

I covered over the map box hole with a plate and built rails between the panel and sub panel for mounting boxes.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1136427&postcount=20
The pilot...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,495
Posted By KeithB
I consistently see 155 KIAS and 170 KTAS at 7500...

I consistently see 155 KIAS and 170 KTAS at 7500 feet burning 8.2-8.3 gph running LOP.(Superior XP400, dual PMags).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,214
Posted By KeithB
I did not update to 5.7 - only because the plane...

I did not update to 5.7 - only because the plane is in the paint shop. However, I am intrigued by Jarod_Solomon's comment about the PFD dimming locking up. I am chasing a very similar dimming issue...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By KeithB
Sorry ... this should work better....

Sorry ... this should work better.
http://www.planepower.aero/pdf/AL12-EI60_B.pdf
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By KeithB
Here is link to the parts diagram and schematic...

Here is link to the parts diagram and schematic from PlanePower/Hartzell. Hope this helps.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mxjxckbrcf5z0id/How%20to%20use%20the%20Public%20folder.txt?dl=0
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,632
Posted By KeithB
I have AOA (Garmin) but opted to keep the Vans...

I have AOA (Garmin) but opted to keep the Vans stall warn (it was in the wing kit). My reasoning was that since the hole was already cut in the leading edge skin, filling it in would likely look...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By KeithB
I also did this on a 14. However, rather than...

I also did this on a 14. However, rather than swapping sides, I moved the rib outboard 5/16”. This left room for a 1/4” thick delrin block to capture the hinge pins like shown above (held by...
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,806
Posted By KeithB
I truncated the push rod at the sub panel and...

I truncated the push rod at the sub panel and attached with a screw/nutplate. (Obviously with a castle nut on the screw)
http://i65.tinypic.com/1z569us.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/2qtk9ye.jpg

I...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By KeithB
As the autopilot actually resides in the G3X, and...

As the autopilot actually resides in the G3X, and I have a switchable CB on the circuit that powers the AP servos, I eliminated an AP switch. My flying practice is to have the AP available at all...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,328
Posted By KeithB
Hi Bill: This thread prompted me to do some...

Hi Bill:

This thread prompted me to do some digging on VAF. Last evening I invested an hour in an 18 page thread on the topic from 2013/14 (one you participated in). With this background, I am now...
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,328
Posted By KeithB
I have a Superior XP-400 with dual P-mags. I...

I have a Superior XP-400 with dual P-mags. I installed the jumper (less advance) to help keep temps under control during break-in. After about 30 hours when it was clear I did not have CHT issues, I...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,413
Posted By KeithB
I have an RV-14A with a dash-mounted Guardian CO...

I have an RV-14A with a dash-mounted Guardian CO detector. I am experiencing similar periodic low CO readings (10-20) on my EFIS - no alarms (set at 50).

No cause yet determined, so following this...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By KeithB
With respect to the heater vent doors being...

With respect to the heater vent doors being tight, I would recommend reviewing the following thread in the RV14 forum titled “Heater control cable...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By KeithB
http://i63.tinypic.com/2rwkck7.jpg One might...

http://i63.tinypic.com/2rwkck7.jpg
One might expect the lowest point to be the red arrow which measures ~36”, but the actual lowest point is the blue arrow at ~34.5”, and is no lower than the wing at...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By KeithB
I had some small separation (probably from...

I had some small separation (probably from over-squeezing to try and get perfectly flush squeezed heads). I filled the gaps with pro seal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,702
Posted By KeithB
You are correct - I forgot that I fabricated that...

You are correct - I forgot that I fabricated that panel (and added nut plates for attachment). It was relatively easy before installation of the roll bar brace, but would be doable afterwards.
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By KeithB
I did not do any trimming - just finess,...

I did not do any trimming - just finess, encouragement, brute strength and 2 sets of hands. Popsicle sticks can help at pressure points to encourage while reducing scratching engine paint and/or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,702
Posted By KeithB
JDA_BTR: Here's what I...

JDA_BTR:

Here's what I used:
http://i65.tinypic.com/iqbfc9.jpg

and it's very simple wiring:
http://i65.tinypic.com/wt84ma.jpg

In retrospect, the grommet could have been under the light for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,702
Posted By KeithB
The dimmer control function of the GAD 27 for LED...

The dimmer control function of the GAD 27 for LED circuits works by pulse width modulation of the ground side of the circuit. I supply power to the red LED from a “panel lights” switch that also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,702
Posted By KeithB
Just one approach ... I installed a GAD 27 and 3...

Just one approach ...

I installed a GAD 27 and 3 pots. #1 controls the screens (2 x G3X, GTN 650), #2 controls switch lights (LED lit switches) and buttons on the audio panel and GTN 650, and #3...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By KeithB
I bought the LED strip from Vans (red and white)...

I bought the LED strip from Vans (red and white) and use the GAD 27 to control each color without use of any additional resistor.

I power white off a cabin lights circuit and red off a panel...
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By KeithB
I did not have bending, but I did have wearing of...

I did not have bending, but I did have wearing of the inlet ramp (metal) on the passenger side inlet. There was a gap at rest of about 1/8", but I believe that during the "dog shake" of engine start...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,609
Posted By KeithB
The Vans kit comes with these parts, but they may...

The Vans kit comes with these parts, but they may require some finishing (pin hole filling). I have heard that more recent kits (mine was almost 2 years ago for the finishing kit) have many more...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,035
Posted By KeithB
Congratulations. Lighting it up is one of the...

Congratulations. Lighting it up is one of the most gratifying milestones.
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,486
Posted By KeithB
Looks right to me.

Looks right to me.
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By KeithB
Looks like the wing connector for the RV-12.

Looks like the wing connector for the RV-12.
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By KeithB
Try this thread for a description. PM me if you...

Try this thread for a description. PM me if you would like more.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=135229&highlight=Sikaflex
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