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Forum: RV-14 01-31-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By n982sx
That is exactly what I did. I used some balsa...

That is exactly what I did.

I used some balsa wood to get the profile right then sealed the wood all over with epoxy and epoxied it in. Then I just sanded down the exposed face of the balsa until I...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,024
Posted By n982sx
I tell people, as an airplane or a large sub...

I tell people, as an airplane or a large sub assembly of it nears completion, you will inevitably find some step that requires the hands of a child and the strength of 10 men.:D
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By n982sx
Did it on the fuselage, no problem at all.

Did it on the fuselage, no problem at all.
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,796
Posted By n982sx
Modern voltage regulators can handle this quite...

Modern voltage regulators can handle this quite easily within limits. They will all have some dropout voltage below which they can't raise the voltage and there will also be limits on the amperage...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,796
Posted By n982sx
Was the Garmin rep one of the G3xperts? This...

Was the Garmin rep one of the G3xperts? This doesn't sound right. Here is a blurb straight from Garmin.

Voltage Stabilizer for Consistent Power

For light aircraft that may not have a redundant...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By n982sx
My real world numbers from today. Field elevation...

My real world numbers from today. Field elevation 810'

Density altitude -500'

Fuel flow WOT full rich 19 gph max during initial climb.

19.3 gph is highest I've ever recorded in cool...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,395
Posted By n982sx
Like is the operative word. He is not doing it...

Like is the operative word. He is not doing it wrong from what I can tell from his write up.

The 14 is provided with two jigs, one to ensure the aileron bell crank is in the neutral position while...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By n982sx
Scott's point is a good one. I have a GAD 27 so I...

Scott's point is a good one. I have a GAD 27 so I knew I would not have to hold down the flap switch like I did while transition training. However, I still elected to use a panel mounted flap switch.
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By n982sx
I have trim on the stick and the flap switch is...

I have trim on the stick and the flap switch is on the panel just above the throttle. You need a lot of trim in the 14 when lowering the flaps.

I found it much easier to do it this way than when...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Posted By n982sx
I don't recall the exact height but the fuselage...

I don't recall the exact height but the fuselage was around 20 inches off the floor. The same height as the finish kit crate.

I have a 9' ceiling in my garage and it just cleared when opened. Worked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,389
Posted By n982sx
Dodge County (KUNU) has been my go to for the...

Dodge County (KUNU) has been my go to for the last several years. I started going there a few years ago in my Sonex to refuel so I didn't have to get fuel in Oshkosh. Very nice FBO and very...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,130
Posted By n982sx
This is my experience, mostly 300 and below in...

This is my experience, mostly 300 and below in cruise. In the summer on a hot day I can get as high as 350-375 during climb, but then they come down to below 325.

I have to watch the oil temps on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,781
Posted By n982sx
Just more data points from two builds. For...

Just more data points from two builds.

For AN3-365's I ended up adding 7 in pounds to the standard table. This was the pretty consistent average prevailing torque I measured during my Sonex...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,530
Posted By n982sx
Beolube helps a lot and after you get used to it,...

Beolube helps a lot and after you get used to it, they work pretty well.

That said, if you want to get the top cowl off right after shut down, it is pretty hot under there!
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By n982sx
I ran my engine per the Lycoming specs before...

I ran my engine per the Lycoming specs before first flight which is a lot less than an hour.

You can do the fuel flow test like I and others have done. Get the plane in the correct attitude by...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By n982sx
I ordered the engine, prop, the FF kit and the...

I ordered the engine, prop, the FF kit and the avionics at the same time. They all arrived one year before first flight. One or the other could have waited a few months but not much more. I had just...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,597
Posted By n982sx
There are two tools for the 14, which is the...

There are two tools for the 14, which is the airplane he is posting about. They are used at the same time and one sets the neutral position of the bell crank and one sets the position of the aileron...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By n982sx
This is the method I use. A good beam torque...

This is the method I use. A good beam torque wrench that reads up to 75 in pounds is perfect for this and doesn't cost that much. You can check all your common nuts and just make a small table of...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,039
Posted By n982sx
I hear this a lot, but I have never had an issue...

I hear this a lot, but I have never had an issue with the stock starter. I now have well over 200 starts without an issue with either the starter or the battery (which also seems to come in for...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,719
Posted By n982sx
My trick, take a small drill bit thinner or the...

My trick, take a small drill bit thinner or the same thickness as the washer and super glue the last washer to the flat end of the drill bit. You poke it in and the bit will snap right off.

It may...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By n982sx
Both the wingtip and landing lights from Van's...

Both the wingtip and landing lights from Van's are fine. I have both and they are excellent. No real reason to use others unless you have a specific preference.

There are some roll your own options...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,661
Posted By n982sx
Experimentals are included in that broad...

Experimentals are included in that broad category.

We generally have a special airworthiness certificate, usually Experimental/Amateur Built. If it said a Standard Airworthiness Certificate, as...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By n982sx
If I remember correctly, that comes with Van's...

If I remember correctly, that comes with Van's Garmin servo install kit along with the actuator rod materials.

This search term will find it on their parts and accessories page... 14 GARMIN AP...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By n982sx
Although it wasn't available until two years ago,...

Although it wasn't available until two years ago, Van's has a complete drawing of their 14 wiring harness.

Here is the link. http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/download/RV-14/WH-00125.pdf

It has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,270
Posted By n982sx
I edited my post changing 25 to 20 meters per...

I edited my post changing 25 to 20 meters per Garmin's recommendation (I went from memory instead of looking up the value, an error I readily admit) but I stand by my post. 66 feet is achievable in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,270
Posted By n982sx
There are different types of length limits to...

There are different types of length limits to CAN, overall length and stub length are the two we are concerned with. There is no reason we need long stub lengths (Garmin wants them under .3m) and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,529
Posted By n982sx
I've built two aircraft and used a DAR for one...

I've built two aircraft and used a DAR for one and the FSDO for the other.

Both went smoothly and the inspectors were great. The FSDO was free and they came out right away. The FSDO had no problem...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,984
Posted By n982sx
Your op limits refer to part 91.205 for...

Your op limits refer to part 91.205 for requirements for IFR operations.

There is no mention of TSO'd equipment and the language is very simple. You would be surprised at how little is...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By n982sx
Left mine unpainted as well.

Left mine unpainted as well.
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,377
Posted By n982sx
Looking at the -7 part, I see no reason why you...

Looking at the -7 part, I see no reason why you couldn't make it work, but there are two problems. First, the fuel lines specified in the plans will not work with it as the -7 part has a different...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,855
Posted By n982sx
Your projected overrun is equal to my paint job....

Your projected overrun is equal to my paint job. Including taxes mine came out to $135K. My avionics could have reached $40K easily but I opted for a G5 instead of a second G3x screen and I went GTN...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,272
Posted By n982sx
Just a quick note on your very nice POH. I see...

Just a quick note on your very nice POH.

I see you have Vne listed in IAS. Van's letter on V speeds for the 14 show that the Vne for the 14 is for 200 KTAS. A subtle difference I know but it does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,352
Posted By n982sx
It costs nothing if you have a G3X touch system...

It costs nothing if you have a G3X touch system and a 650. Not even the $35 you have to pay for your SkyView system. The G3x touch has blue tooth built in to communicate with iPads, etc. There is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By n982sx
So unlikely to be Cherrymax rivets that sight...

So unlikely to be Cherrymax rivets that sight unseen I'm willing to say they are not.

As to pulled/blind rivets there are many many different types, all with vastly different strengths.

Sonex...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 40,170
Posted By n982sx
Not a lot to add to this that hasn't been said...

Not a lot to add to this that hasn't been said but I do have a couple of observations.

1. I got turned at Fiske on my first try after holding at Greenlake for over an hour. This was at about 6:45...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,544
Posted By n982sx
I've always had enough nose down trim in my tri...

I've always had enough nose down trim in my tri gear 14. The revised arm came out before my first flight so I have always flown with the new one.

Even at max aft CG it has always been plenty at any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,557
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, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,390
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,040
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,040
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, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By n982sx
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,608
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,608
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, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,420
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,420
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
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, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,262
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, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,262
Posted By n982sx
Here they...

Here they are.

http://meyersfamily.org/flapcal.pdf
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,262
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,262
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, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,262
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, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
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, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,950
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, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
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, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,723
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By n982sx
I primed and painted.

I primed and painted.
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,799
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, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,786
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, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,383
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,107
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, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,926
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.
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