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Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By Jared_Solomon
is the ball centered?

Have you checked that your ball is centered in level flight. That will give you some insight into whether or not there is a yawing moment, that could be causing the heavy wing.
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 42,898
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Finally got a good photo to share

Completed for a while now (September 2017). Plane was vinyl wrapped for about a year. I removed the vinyl back in August 2018 and painted it. Here she...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Countersink

I countersunk the holes and used #8 tinnerman washers with AN507C832R8 screws.
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Missing a great option

The poll is missing another option you should consider:
"Stock Mains and Nosegear with aftermarket nosegear axle"

I went with the stock mains and nosegear but replaced the axle with a Matco Axle. I...
Forum: Safety 09-11-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 62,723
Posted By Jared_Solomon
I can fit one

We have space available in our EAA Chapter T-Hanger at KPUJ. We can take one RV.
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Sat - Thurs

I plan to arrive the Saturday before the show and probably leave Thursday. I will be camping with my 14A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,291
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Congrats!

Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Love my 14A

If you follow the plans for the 14 the tip-up does a pretty good job of keeping the water out. For my first 100hrs I had done a poor job applying the canopy seals and had some leaks when flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,931
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thumbs up Great looking plane!

Great looking airplane! Congrats!
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thumbs up The magnet method works

I just helped helped a RV-7A builder with this step. The 7's spinner comes gelcoated as well now. We used the magnet method and it worked great.
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thumbs up Same setup in mine

I have my Emag RPM output wire directly to me GEA. Works perfect.
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,858
Posted By Jared_Solomon
I didn't drill the hole, no problems observed

I didn't drill the hole in the axle. The AN6 bolt torqued to spec keeps the spacers and axle from turning. Have 120hrs so far on this setup, no sign of issues as of yet.
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Question No problems here

I have flown my RV-14 in some pretty moderate turbulence with the 5-point restraints. I have not had any problems with the seat belt not holding me in place.
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,858
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Lightbulb Yes, I had to use the spacer

Sorry, I forgot about that!. Yes, I had to use the spacer as well.

http://www.matcomfg.com/SPACERAXLE24KIT-idv-3681-44.html
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,858
Posted By Jared_Solomon
A good place for an upgrade

I was having trouble getting pre-load on the nosegear bearing that was I comfortable with and decided to upgrade the axle with a Matco Axle. With this axle you preload the wheel bearings with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-18-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,368
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Smile Looks to be OK

Installed 5.90 Friday afternoon and took it up for a flight. Everything appears to work smoothly, including the G5, GSA28 Servos and GMC-307 controller.
Forum: Southeast 03-15-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By Jared_Solomon
EAA Chapter 268 Hosts Lockheed C-5 Chief Test Pilot

Come join EAA Chapter 268 at Paulding County Airport (KPUJ) on Saturday March 17th from 9:30AM - 12:00PM for a special presentation from Lockheed's C-5 Chief Test Pilot, Steve Knoblock. Coffee and...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By Jared_Solomon
I've had the same results

Same thing happened with my canopy. In cold weather it closes easy. In warm weather I need to pull down on the center handle while engaging the canopy lock.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,368
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Experiencing issues as well

Test flew last night with 5.70. Had similar problems to what other's were experiencing. My GMC 307 indicator lights would randomly turn off and on. Never had the autopilot disconnect though, just...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Agreed

That's why is left the back of the fuselage on a saw horse :)
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jared_Solomon
I lined up the bottom of the engine stand plate...

I lined up the bottom of the engine stand plate with the bottom of the firewall. So the access of rotation would mimic rolling the fuselage on flat table. I then laid the aft end of the fuselage on...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Rotisserie

I also bought the harbor freight engine stand. Worked great. You can see pictures and details at the link...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,307
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thanks for the post

Roger,

Thanks for sharing. I'll be sure to keep an eye out on that bracket.
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,622
Posted By Jared_Solomon
I can't see why you would

Van's numbers on their site are slightly skewed because they publish the numbers for the IO-360 on the -14 as instead of the -14A. Having the nose gear eliminated helps improve performance a bit,...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By Jared_Solomon
What I used

In both planes that I've built, I did not put a backer plate in. I've never had a any problems. Most would say a backer plate is a "best practice" though. As far as hardware, I used stainless steel...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Here's my setup

Here's my setup. Garmin G3X shunt and ANL fuse. I used 24ga wire to make fuseable links.

http://rv14.jaredsolomon.net/img/avionics/2017-06-23%2019.52.02.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,607
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Spinner Seam Layout

I broke it down into a pie. I found it to difficult to wrap to much of the compound curve without stretching the vinyl too much and causing discoleration. I'm use Avery SW900 for the Orange. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,607
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Wrapping my RV-14A

I've been wrapping my RV-14A. Learned a lot in the process. Seams are your friend, especially on compound curves. There aesthetically acceptable if place wisely. I have a few areas I need to re-do...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Doable, maybe not practical

The RV-14's baggage space is large. With that being said I believe the challenge may be getting the bike's frame between the seat back cross-member and the roll bar. You'd probably have to turn the...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,601
Posted By Jared_Solomon
RV-14 Glide Ratio

Based on my initial testing 10 to 1, at 85kts should get you in the ballpark. You should definitely do your own testing on your airframe though.
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Mcmaster is your friend

Aluminum
https://www.mcmaster.com/#92510a438/=19u5al9

You could also go with these, and secure a small bolt on each side with loc-tite ( Very cheap too :)...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By Jared_Solomon
No noise in my plane

I am using the wiring harness as supplied by Van's (no shielding on the pitch trim wires). I have not experienced any noise that I can detected. In the Garmin diagrams, i'm not sure if there is a...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Why would you need to remove the audio jack,...

Why would you need to remove the audio jack, other than to replace it if it were broken? In which case it would be fine to cut the connector of the audio jack, and just install a new one.
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By Jared_Solomon
I think your good to go

I have the aileron trim installed. I donít think the little bit of wiggle is going to effect much. The whole linkage assembly is put together with pins. Iím pretty sure my arm has a little bit of...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,510
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thumbs up Congratulations!

That's awesome! Congratulations!
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Talking Wise you are

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/37926087/yes-wise-you-are.jpg
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Yes, I did all the avionics work before starting...

Yes, I did all the avionics work before starting on the finish kit. I made a fuselage rotisserie by using an engine stand and some angle steel. A bunch of pictures at the link below. It made...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Talking The end is in sight then

Then end is in sight then =). The pre-wired panel should make it a quicker job. Is your plane on a rotisserie? I had mine on a rotisserie and I got all the electrical work done before putting the...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thumbs up Build on

You should be fine. You'll be drilling those to final size on Page 10-27. You'll be back drilling through the vertical stab, into the F-01412C deck angle.
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,624
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Beautiful

That is some beautiful glass work! Kudos to you!
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thumbs up Your almost there

Finishing kit is a big milestone! Do you have the panel/electrical wired up yet?
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,814
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Garmin Webinar

Garmin put together a greater webinar on the G3X Touch's buttonolgy. I suggest giving it a watch (link below). They also cover with the soft key's on the bezel do, as well as what things like the...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,914
Posted By Jared_Solomon
I'm located at KPUJ (Silver Comet Field)

I'm located at KPUJ (Silver Comet Field)
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,914
Posted By Jared_Solomon
I'd love to help out!

I'm always happy to lend a hand! Don't hesitate to reach out
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,914
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Smile N214WJ First Flight

I'm happy to report that on Saturday, September 23rd 2017 N214WJ (RV-14A Ser# 140328) took to the skies for the first time! The first flight was conducted with assistance of Vic Syracuse in the right...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,252
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thumbs up Congratulations!

Congratulations!!
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,487
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thumbs up Congratulations

Congratulations on your first flight!
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,455
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thumbs up Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,310
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Talking Re-Ran the calculations

Thanks everyone for your replies. I re-ran the calculations with a different model based on your feedback. Which can be seen down below. The tolerances on the holes in both the axle flange and gear...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,310
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thanks!

Hi Bill,

Thanks for the tip about MIL-HDBK-5J. I downloaded a PDF copy. Looks like it's got some great info in it.I fixed the pictures so the calculations can be seen. Would the head and nut...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,310
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Shims are standard practice

Hey Steve,

Using tapered shims on the RV-14, RV-8 and RV-12 is standard practice. I fixed the pictures so you should be able to get a better idea of what I was describing. Van's sells shims in 0.25,...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,310
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Engineers: Check my math

Hey All,

i've been plugging away at my RV-14 and I've run into a snag. After installing the main landing gear and performing the toe-in/toe-out measurements it appears that my left landing gear has...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,692
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Hey Tim, I sent you a PM

Hey Tim,

I sent you a PM
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,692
Posted By Jared_Solomon
I'm building a RV-14A in NW Atlanta

Hey Tim,

I'm building a RV-14A in NW Atlanta. I'm about half way complete with the fuselage at this point. I live near Powder Springs. I build out of my workshop at the house. Not sure where you...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,421
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Picture of the GMU bracket on ADHRS mount

Below is a pic of the Garmin bracket riveted to the the ADHRS mount. The Garmin bracket gets drilled/riveted to the ADHRS mount and the GMU-22 mounting ring gets drilled/riveted to the Garmin...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,421
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Easy to re-use the ADHRS location

It's pretty easy to adapt the ADHRS mount in the left wing for the GMU-22. It's also fits nicely with the Van's wiring. The Garmin part you need is:

Garmin GMU-44 Universal Mount Kit P/N:...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,921
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Thumbs up Both are normal

Answering my own question in case some comes along looking for the same thing. Spoke to Van's this morning. The flexing on the access cover and surrounding areas are normal. The RV-10 does the same...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,921
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Electric Aileron Trim - Flexing

Hey All,

I just finished installing the electric aileron trim in the right wing of my RV-14A. A couple of things stuck out at me as odd and wanted to get some feedback from others.

1. After...
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,811
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Good stuff!

Great to see the test flying is progressing. Seems like the electrical gremlins are alive and well. I'll need to come by for a visit next time i'm in South Florida. Keep it up!
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,287
Posted By Jared_Solomon
Good thing I didn't toss them out

Good thing I never throw anything out! :) I was wondering what those get used for...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 58,196
Posted By Jared_Solomon
RV-14 near Atlanta

Aft Fuselage almost done. Wings due to ship the week of Oct 24th

http://rv14.jaredsolomon.net/img/empennage/2016-09-24%2021.38.02.jpg
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 84,986
Posted By Jared_Solomon
140328 - Empennage in progress

140328 - Empennage in progress
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