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Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,452
Posted By TimO
KC, Don't even consider building one until you...

KC,

Don't even consider building one until you have flown in both, or at least flown in a 7.
I'm just under 6'2", and the RV-14 is JUST big enough for me to be comfortable.
When I went for my first...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By TimO
Regarding the wingtip lights, you can check out...

Regarding the wingtip lights, you can check out the forum for the RV-10 and see how they fit. The wing tips are the exact same tip as the RV-10, even down to the slightly different dimensions...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By TimO
I think I'm at about 165 hours on the -14 now. I...

I think I'm at about 165 hours on the -14 now. I have Aileron trim and use it quite a bit. Inevitably whichever seat I'm in, which changes from day to day, requires the pilot to trim to the...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By TimO
I've talked to someone who did it, even within...

I've talked to someone who did it, even within the past couple of years. It wasn't me, but another RV pilot. Amazing the things you can miss when you're preoccupied. I agree, it's likely rare, but...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,977
Posted By TimO
Do you have a link to those published speeds? I...

Do you have a link to those published speeds? I don't think I've ever come across anything published.
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,977
Posted By TimO
I haven't done a hammerhead, and I guess I'm not...

I haven't done a hammerhead, and I guess I'm not familiar with what a humpty is. I do only use Knots. It does pick up speed very quickly anytime it's headed down, you have that right. I had a...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,977
Posted By TimO
I'm having good luck with many of the maneuvers...

I'm having good luck with many of the maneuvers with entry speeds around 165kts. I've tried a little slower, but not a lot slower. Would love to hear how others are doing with theirs as well. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,132
Posted By TimO
My situation is a little different than many. I...

My situation is a little different than many. I started flying with NavWorX in 2009, and went thru 2 receiver hardware upgrades. They used to be very nice to deal with, and I've been flying with...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,520
Posted By TimO
I suppose you COULD carry it in the plan with you...

I suppose you COULD carry it in the plan with you on trips for just that purpose. It should fit into a gatorade bottle nicely. :)
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By TimO
Carl, I think that's great of you. I always...

Carl, I think that's great of you. I always thought it would be nice if there were a few pieces and parts that people had around that could be shipped out in a hurry if you need one. Glad you're...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,520
Posted By TimO
Here's one I found locally at our local "Fleet...

Here's one I found locally at our local "Fleet Farm" store. I saved pics of the manufacturer of this funnel just so I could post it. It's absolutely perfect for the RV-14. (Funnel King p/n 32855)...
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,659
Posted By TimO
I know this is talking cabin top in black, but...

I know this is talking cabin top in black, but this is a tidbit just regarding the color.

I have 2 friends with RV-10's with black on their leading edges of the wings. Mine are white. There is a...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,583
Posted By TimO
Don't go flat

Flat static ports on the RV-10 will cause excessive inaccuracy. I didn't want to use the rivet method either, so I bought some nice Cleavland flat ports. After flying a while I found them to be...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,731
Posted By TimO
For general windshield cleaning, the best I've...

For general windshield cleaning, the best I've found is AvLabs foaming cleaner, and I also then use their plexi protectant. I buy it at OSH every year and it's a great bargain and works well.

For...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,472
Posted By TimO
I don't have that much of a slope, but when it's...

I don't have that much of a slope, but when it's icy it can be significant, and even a tug has a tough time. A few years back, in the winter, I relied on a 12v Harbor Freight remote control winch. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,370
Posted By TimO
I agree with Scott. Fly it first, then see what...

I agree with Scott. Fly it first, then see what you have. I can say that my CHT's and oil temps on the RV-14 with the IO-390 are exactly what I would want. They really just never get too hot. I...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,148
Posted By TimO
Only one time have I thought that a chute would...

Only one time have I thought that a chute would be nice on an RV-10, but this one actually had me thinking that maybe Cirrus has a one-up on us in this situation...

While flying to the Cayman...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By TimO
Yes, the Bogert RV-10 tow bar works for both the...

Yes, the Bogert RV-10 tow bar works for both the RV-10 and RV-14. I own 2, one for each plane.
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,795
Posted By TimO
Just a heads up for someone wanting to do a...

Just a heads up for someone wanting to do a quadrant. I saw a classifieds thread today with someone selling one that was for an...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 103,582
Posted By TimO
Regarding the quadrant, I've had a few people...

Regarding the quadrant, I've had a few people contact me to thank me for the info on the quadrant and cable lengths. They've duplicated my install and are very happy with it. So don't let that stop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,200
Posted By TimO
No IO-390's affected

Interestingly, I just got off the phone with Lycoming because although my engine was shipped 12/2014, I still had the curiosity on the IO-390 being affected...it's not on the lists.

They told me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,632
Posted By TimO
Now that is an amazing adventure! We can fly all...

Now that is an amazing adventure! We can fly all over the world and see a gazillion of God's gifts, but that one is really a special gift from God!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-07-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,053
Posted By TimO
Pretty awesome when the ladies join in the...

Pretty awesome when the ladies join in the flying! Congrats on the trip!
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,746
Posted By TimO
Mine's original at 1265 hours. I have screws...

Mine's original at 1265 hours.

I have screws for the bottom cowl, not hinges.
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By TimO
I can't answer your question but consider...

I can't answer your question but consider this:

I tried a monster retread to replace one tire. I had to open up the wheel fairing hole a little but the tire itself is a little larger.

Going...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By TimO
Just had to throw this in because when company...

Just had to throw this in because when company names get mis-spelled it makes it hard to find threads. The company name is Desser tire, with just one R.
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By TimO
The outsides of the tires will usually be the...

The outsides of the tires will usually be the heavy wear point. When they get thru all of the grooves and leave you with slick tires, the insides will still look nearly new. So you just try to...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By TimO
I can agree with Carl too that I think many...

I can agree with Carl too that I think many people who build the plane can also wire it just fine. Not 100% of them, but a large portion. People just chicken out. There's a lot to be learned and...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,940
Posted By TimO
Just replying as an update now that it's summer...

Just replying as an update now that it's summer again.

The new control cables are a big help. I do still have a slight leak on the pilots side yet, so I may have to resort to adding something thin...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By TimO
I'll reply here and on the other thread. The new...

I'll reply here and on the other thread.

The new control cables are a big help. I do still have a slight leak on the pilots side yet, so I may have to resort to adding something thin for a film on...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By TimO
I did get some better pics and added a bit more...

I did get some better pics and added a bit more to the info on how I did the rudder blocks. Here's the link:
http://www.myrv14.com/N14YT/mods/rudder_pedals/index.html
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By TimO
I just flew back from Southern Utah and Colorado...

I just flew back from Southern Utah and Colorado yesterday where we had daytime temps of 103F when we were there. As Vic said, the RV-10 has a lot of extra power in general. Certainly power and...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By TimO
Crude but effective

I'm almost 6'2". Due to sharing the plane with 2 ladies, 5'2" and 5'3", I was forced to mount the rudder pedals in the aft position. This works for me pretty well and feels fine. I use the seats...
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,405
Posted By TimO
Bkervaski: Don't pull up when pulling those...

Bkervaski: Don't pull up when pulling those blind rivets. Push down instead. Sure, you may scratch the skin if the thing jumps, but, when you paint you will need to completely scuff the skin anyway...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By TimO
Lube the pins with some lithium grease and see...

Lube the pins with some lithium grease and see how that goes.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By TimO
I think I did a bit of pushing and pulling to try...

I think I did a bit of pushing and pulling to try to get mine to give just a tiny bit, but got it pretty close. Perfect may be a bit tough but it's pretty good. It was before the screws were in the...
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,934
Posted By TimO
Very nice. I may just have to try that out later...

Very nice. I may just have to try that out later this year. It's definitely a lot more affordable than going Whelen, so if it's noise free and reliable it should be a real good deal.
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By TimO
I've had mine now for maybe 9-10 or more years...

I've had mine now for maybe 9-10 or more years and they're working great. They're about as light weight as you could ever find.
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,934
Posted By TimO
A question on the FlyLEDs... They offer a tail...

A question on the FlyLEDs...

They offer a tail LED. Is that a tail strobe, tail position light, or a combo light like what you would buy from Whelen. I built my own wingtip system and it was very...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,575
Posted By TimO
On both airplanes I had crate damage from...

On both airplanes I had crate damage from forklifts that stuck forks into the crates. Both times Van's took good care of me, so always call them and let them know what's up. Both times too, the...
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,924
Posted By TimO
Update on Availability of Transition Training

Having just re-worked my insurance policy for the RV-14, I'm now able to be ready to offer transition training in the RV-14. For the first person, I will need just a very small amount of additional...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,924
Posted By TimO
Hi Bob, sorry I missed the timeframe for you. I...

Hi Bob, sorry I missed the timeframe for you. I applied for it back in February and they finally got it processed today. I don't think the MSP FSDO has done one before, so it took maybe a bit of...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,924
Posted By TimO
Transition Training for RV-14A

I just thought I'd let the RV-14 builders know that I have just received a Letter of Deviation Authorization (LODA) to be allowed to provide transition training as a CFI in my RV-14 (N14YT). I am...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,771
Posted By TimO
Mark, That's confusing indeed. Almost like...

Mark,

That's confusing indeed. Almost like you're getting too much info, eh? :)

It sounds like in the end you'll have your flaps, ailerons, and wingtips aligned well. On my RV-10 I too had to cut...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,771
Posted By TimO
You should be able to install the wingtips and...

You should be able to install the wingtips and use the jig and rig the ailerons with the flaps on the wing cradle. You will most likely want the ailerons and wingtips both aligned with the flaps...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By TimO
I only put an under glareshield LED strip and...

I only put an under glareshield LED strip and it's working out well. If you really MUST have white lighting, it would be easy to install 2 strips, one red or blue and one white. You could put...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By TimO
Sure, I think the guy that had the scraping...

Sure, I think the guy that had the scraping problem had a lot more scraping than just the spring ends. As long as you secure the UHMW tape and it can't jam anything I'd say that sounds like a good...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By TimO
I can tell you this... I have never heard of...

I can tell you this...

I have never heard of anyone having problems with the inspection plate cracking or any other issues of that nature.

I *have* heard from one person that there was rubbing of...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,459
Posted By TimO
I always find it interesting when people talk...

I always find it interesting when people talk about wanting to get less weight on the nose. The RV-14 isn't nose heavy at all, and I actually was even glad to have changed out my starter knowing the...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,459
Posted By TimO
I have the 74" and it's got more ground clearance...

I have the 74" and it's got more ground clearance on the RV-14 than my standard prop (80") does on the RV-10. I figured if it has more clearance than my other plane, then I'd prefer the larger prop....
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,630
Posted By TimO
Lycoming Fuel Pump SB 621B

This may be old news, but it was something that caught me so I figured I'd post it here for you RV-14 builders who may have purchased new Van's engines for their RV-14.

I bought mine in 2014 at OSH,...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,333
Posted By TimO
Definitely go 682 on the cylinder. Especially if...

Definitely go 682 on the cylinder. Especially if you ever may use it for 4 seats. I may even suggest that for a 2 seater. As people have said, cheaper to fill in the long run, and I hate being O2...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,489
Posted By TimO
Yeah none of the cradle dimensions require high...

Yeah none of the cradle dimensions require high precision, and building it is pretty simple. I would build it short enough that the landing light lenses aren't supporting the weight of the wing. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,766
Posted By TimO
Regarding the interior paint and color, I really...

Regarding the interior paint and color, I really do like it. It's darker than some of the grays, but not real dark. On this page I have a listing of the paint type I used, and even the pain color...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,766
Posted By TimO
Actually, it's a new UPholstery option... :)

That is true. She did a great job as usual on this interior package. All of the pieces fit right in for me, and I am now so happy to finally have some POCKETS! It's great to have a place to stow...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,911
Posted By TimO
I should say that since I upgrade my heater...

I should say that since I upgrade my heater control cables to the pushbutton locking style per the other thread, I no longer think I will need to do anything additional to seal my heater vent doors....
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,545
Posted By TimO
If you're in level flight, it's less than a 12oz...

If you're in level flight, it's less than a 12oz can of soda.
Not that it would be safe to run down that far, because at nose down attitudes you probably would un-port the fuel inlet, but in level...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,665
Posted By TimO
No, it just attaches to the pipes. My pipes...

No, it just attaches to the pipes. My pipes don't go back anywhere near that far to those hangers so on my plane they're useless. If you think that some day there's any chance you'd use the factory...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,665
Posted By TimO
I did have the pipes hit the sidewall originally,...

I did have the pipes hit the sidewall originally, with the dual pipes. Then I got from Vetterman a saddle clamp...it's like a split figure 8 device that goes around both pipes and keeps them in line...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By TimO
I know what you mean...it's just not the same...

I know what you mean...it's just not the same when it's not an RV.

I don't have anything too great, but I do have these...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,462
Posted By TimO
I took some pics today. Slightly larger ones on...

I took some pics today. Slightly larger ones on my website. The pics aren't great but at least you can see the locations of where the concern is. The pics here are *really* pretty poor, resized to...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By TimO
They will definitely get ruined if you do not...

They will definitely get ruined if you do not remove them before removing the canopy. Then again, if you do remove them, there's probably a >90% chance that you'll ruin them too, so like the other...
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