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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,679
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,679
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
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, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
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...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Nova RV
This is how I did my grounding bus. The battery...

This is how I did my grounding bus. The battery ground goes through this bolt and into the forest of tabs. I needed to make a new hole to accommodate the ground strap length that came in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Nova RV
The most common path is going to have a bolt...

The most common path is going to have a bolt passing through the ground block (forest of tabs) through the firewall and attached to the battery ground strap on the other end of the bolt in front,...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,119
Posted By Nova RV
I found this in the IO 390 operation and...

I found this in the IO 390 operation and installation manual, P.18

For maximum service life of the engine maintain cylinder head temperatures
between 150°F. and 435°F. during continuous...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,119
Posted By Nova RV
Scott, I'm not questioning your analysis but how...

Scott, I'm not questioning your analysis but how are lower CHTs bad unless they are so low the cylinders can't "expand" properly and not allow it to break in properly or cause increased wear? Lower...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,119
Posted By Nova RV
Just to update this for anyone collecting data,...

Just to update this for anyone collecting data, yesterday I did a boiling water test on all of the CHT probes and found #2 to be reading 20 degrees low (10% error) and the rest read 209-215 degrees...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,629
Posted By Nova RV
If you don't mind building and have some help, do...

If you don't mind building and have some help, do both slow build and put the savings towards the avionics. If you want a quick build choice, I would do wings as they are mind numbingly repetitive.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Nova RV
I have all of the avionics on the avionics bus...

I have all of the avionics on the avionics bus but with the G3X system, the PFD and GEA etc. can also be fed from a back up battery with a separate input wire to each device so I turn on the stby...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Nova RV
Mine is painted same color as interior (grey) for...

Mine is painted same color as interior (grey) for simplicity. Would do same way next time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By Nova RV
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Archer. Mine...

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Archer. Mine works great after I fixed a bad connector that was my fault. GTN 650 has plenty of range
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,610
Posted By Nova RV
I just finished my phase one and this is how it...

I just finished my phase one and this is how it was explained to me. If you have your pants and fairing on starting at the first flight and you have a trim anomaly like heavy wing or unusual yaw,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,245
Posted By Nova RV
My understanding is the "A" curve is fixed and...

My understanding is the "A" curve is fixed and cannot be changed at all, the only way for any changes to be made is via the "B" curve with jumper out.
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By Nova RV
The Pmags run on aircraft's power up until about...

The Pmags run on aircraft's power up until about 800 rpm then the internal power takes over until rpms fall below 800 presumably at shutdown. Test switches remove aircraft power from the Pmag so you...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Nova RV
You can do solo but get a 2nd person if at all...

You can do solo but get a 2nd person if at all possible, makes things easier for sure. One can be adjusting the lift while the other tries to insert the bolts through the mounting pucks.

Mount as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-19-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,245
Posted By Nova RV
Trendnet adapter from...

Trendnet adapter from Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007T27H8/ref=emc_b_5_t

I'm not a computer whiz but what happened was the computer assigned the adapter to port #23 I think and I had to go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,905
Posted By Nova RV
There must be 10000+ people with a similar death...

There must be 10000+ people with a similar death wish. Seriously, there are so many RVs flying the designs and engineering is well proven.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-19-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,245
Posted By Nova RV
I got the Eicad program to work but it took...

I got the Eicad program to work but it took trying several different USB to serial adapters and some port assignment tweaks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,852
Posted By Nova RV
Happened to me 2x right after the last database...

Happened to me 2x right after the last database update. The G3xperts gave me a set of commands to use to download a file with the error to an SD card but I have not been to the hangar in 5 days to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Nova RV
The tab should be down on the ground and not make...

The tab should be down on the ground and not make contact unless you move it "up" by hand. You should hear the switch make contact when the tab gets moved to up. The allen screw inside is used to...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By Nova RV
Not sure if the Dynon makes more noise than the...

Not sure if the Dynon makes more noise than the Garmin pitot but I have a Garmin unregulated pitot in the left wing along with GMU22 as well and it passes the interference test easily. I have 14ga...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Nova RV
The best stuff to get is parting wax from a...

The best stuff to get is parting wax from a composite supply place. It's very thin and you can just dip each screw in it then install and nothing will stick to them. For the mounting plates, I used...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,567
Posted By Nova RV
I used the Vans numbers and found the pitch...

I used the Vans numbers and found the pitch corrections too aggressive and toned it down by a third and it's much better now. Not as smooth as the roll servo, but close and I think I can tweak it...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-20-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Nova RV
On types J,K, N thermocouple wires red is...

On types J,K, N thermocouple wires red is actually ground.
http://thesensorconnection.com/content/thermocouple-wire-color-reference-chart-type-k-j-and-n-usa-and-international-iec-5843
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By Nova RV
Ok, gotcha I would mount the servo and spacer and...

Ok, gotcha I would mount the servo and spacer and trial fit again. The servo and spacer moves the snorkel pretty far out from the sump and that may give you enough space from the intake tube. The...
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By Nova RV
The FM-150 requires the snorkel to be modified....

The FM-150 requires the snorkel to be modified. There are a couple threads here on VAF. Mount the servo before trying to fit the snorkel now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By Nova RV
It's on the Vans website under support for the...

It's on the Vans website under support for the 14.

Remember too that up refers to the direction of the trim tab, not the resulting trim direction of the elevator. Up trim tab = down elevator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By Nova RV
Here is your answer from Vans maximum 13/35...

Here is your answer from Vans maximum 13/35 up/down minimum 11/32 up/down:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/letters/RV-14_Control_Deflections_Letter.pdf
Forum: COMM 12-05-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Nova RV
Thanks guys, I narrowed it down to not being able...

Thanks guys, I narrowed it down to not being able to seat the headphone jack fully in order for things to work properly. The mic plug is fully seated and if I fully seat the headphone jack, the mic...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By Nova RV
The Flyleds instructions have you run a 3 wire...

The Flyleds instructions have you run a 3 wire shielded cable to each wing tip and use the shield as a ground for the position lights as part of the circuit. I don't have anything grounded locally,...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By Nova RV
I have a connector at the wing tips so they can...

I have a connector at the wing tips so they can be removed and another connector at the wing root. In both places I used CPC connectors.
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By Nova RV
The main benefit of switching the nose wheel and...

The main benefit of switching the nose wheel and axle is being able to torque it all down properly without locking up the wheel so I would do that regardless of any tube/tire changes.

The kit...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By Nova RV
I'm running the GTX-45R and am using the coax to...

I'm running the GTX-45R and am using the coax to the rear as per plans. I had the transponder check done prior to 1st flight and I asked the avionics guy who was doing the testing about the coax run...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By Nova RV
Do what Bill said, you need the rubber out of the...

Do what Bill said, you need the rubber out of the way. I fit mine with baffles but no rubber so there was no interference from them. Fit the entire cowling first, then add the rubber. Once I put...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By Nova RV
Are you fitting the cowling without the engine...

Are you fitting the cowling without the engine baffles on (specifically the rubber parts)?
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By Nova RV
Another data point, I abandoned the nav lighting...

Another data point, I abandoned the nav lighting harness wires in the wings and ran separate shielded cables. I am using Flyleds and have zero noise issues.
Forum: Propellers 12-01-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By Nova RV
Mike, You might check with Norris Brown...

Mike,
You might check with Norris Brown "norrisair" here on VAF, he has a 14A with an MT 3 blade prop although he is running the XP-400 engine.

Not sure what you mean by 14s coming out tail heavy,...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 46,971
Posted By Nova RV
Wheel pants and fairings are attached and now...

Wheel pants and fairings are attached and now it's all completed. Awesome performing airplane :)

http://halie.com/oPz.jpg
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Nova RV
The Skybolt flanges will sub for the attach...

The Skybolt flanges will sub for the attach plates but you MUST rivet them on before the engine mount gets permanently attached as there is no room to set the rivets afterwards. Remember too that no...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Nova RV
The shims are needed to compensate for the...

The shims are needed to compensate for the thickness of the fiberglass cowling vs the thickness of the skin/piano hinge sandwich. The Skybolt will still need the shims installed - you just consider...
Forum: COMM 12-01-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Nova RV
Audio (mic only) issues

The standard stereo jacks in my 14 work perfectly with my older David Clark headset but with my Bose A20 the microphone is fuzzy and not clear at all unless I pull the plug out a tiny bit and even...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 51,283
Posted By Nova RV
Fully painted, dual screen G3X IFR avionics and...

Fully painted, dual screen G3X IFR avionics and composite propeller and spinner. (sorry about the formatting, it looks fine until I post it)


Empty Weight / CG Wt (lb) Arm (in) Moment...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,157
Posted By Nova RV
There is a video on the EAA web site on plexi and...

There is a video on the EAA web site on plexi and how to make your own bits. I did and they worked fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Nova RV
As much as I hate doing lock wire, the $489 for...

As much as I hate doing lock wire, the $489 for the tool might be worth it. It's one way to instantly have a lot more friends needing to borrow tools :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Nova RV
Yes, baffles too although they are more...

Yes, baffles too although they are more challenging to get into a toaster oven without brushing the part on something and wiping the powder before it gets baked on. Once baked on the coating is very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Nova RV
FWIW I powder coated mine with a home powder...

FWIW I powder coated mine with a home powder coating system (Eastwood) and toaster oven.
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By Nova RV
The mount in the left wing fits either the Dynon...

The mount in the left wing fits either the Dynon ADHRS or the Garmin magnetometer, they both have mounts so they slide into the bracket and the kit wiring in the left wing has wires for both options....
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,119
Posted By Nova RV
Carl, Yes they do seem to be very low. I...

Carl,

Yes they do seem to be very low. I started this thread because of it and also because I noticed there were no posts that I could find about high CHT issues in a 14. Based on the posts here...
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By Nova RV
The ADAHRS would mount in the wing if you have a...

The ADAHRS would mount in the wing if you have a Dynon setup. If you are going Garmin, the magnetometer would go in the kit wing mount and the ADAHRS somewhere else, typically attached to the back of...
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,119
Posted By Nova RV
These were my numbers yesterday at 2500 feet and...

These were my numbers yesterday at 2500 feet and OAT 61F running 24" and 2450rpm. IO390 and 2- PMAGS timed at 20 degrees.

Full rich oil temp 189
#1 235
#2 196
#3 231
#4 233

leaned to about 20...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,119
Posted By Nova RV
Thanks guys, I will get some more data and post...

Thanks guys, I will get some more data and post it tomorrow. Plesase keep sharing anyone who is currently flying. This would be important info for the next guys getting ready to fly as far as what...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 63,252
Posted By Nova RV
Thanks guys! I know everyone says this but keep...

Thanks guys! I know everyone says this but keep pounding rivets because the end result is so worth it. My best advise if you are a first time builder (like me) is to get as much technical help from...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By Nova RV
I have used it exactly once so I'm not a good...

I have used it exactly once so I'm not a good data point yet. I do plan to take it off each time though. I didn't explore many other mounting options as this was just a quick solution that seemed...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By Nova RV
I used the suction cup hanging from the top of...

I used the suction cup hanging from the top of the canopy with my VIRB
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 63,252
Posted By Nova RV
First two flights completed, perfect weather and...

First two flights completed, perfect weather and successful flights with only a couple small issues to clear up. Love this plane!http://halie.com/o7x.jpg
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,119
Posted By Nova RV
CHT numbers in the 14

For the guys already flying, are any of you having high CHT issues? Yesterday was about 59 degrees OAT and I never saw CHT numbers over 300, mostly mid-high 200s (all cylinders pretty consistently...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,648
Posted By Nova RV
Looks awesome, I'm guessing the junior guy got...

Looks awesome, I'm guessing the junior guy got the coveted lay on your back and shoot the belly job...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By Nova RV
The seam is the split line where the 2 mold...

The seam is the split line where the 2 mold halves are put together and seam tape is used to glass them together. Some of the epoxy squirts between the halves that gives you the bump. No functional...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Nova RV
Trim to match the trailing edges of the ailerons....

Trim to match the trailing edges of the ailerons. Straight edge to draw a line then dremel then sand.
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Nova RV
The wing wiring harnesses are made to work with...

The wing wiring harnesses are made to work with Garmin or Dynon so depending on your setup there will be extra wires. The main fuselage harness will also have some extras.
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