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Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By gen1313
After reading the Vans document it looks like you...

After reading the Vans document it looks like you can access these features from the Main Menu-Setup-Trim.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By gen1313
Thanks Dave for answering that. It's been a while...

Thanks Dave for answering that. It's been a while since I set mine and I couldn't remember.
Vans have guidelines for this in the Service Info area under "G3X Autopilot/Trim settings".
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By gen1313
Hi Tom, I love the Garmin setup in my 14 but I am...

Hi Tom, I love the Garmin setup in my 14 but I am still finding new features. If you look in the setup menu (can't remember where) you will find that you can set the manual trim to different...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By gen1313
If I have 480 pounds for pilot & passenger, 40...

If I have 480 pounds for pilot & passenger, 40 gallons & 95 pounds baggage that puts me right on the limit. At 10 gallons fuel I would go just past the aft limit.
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By gen1313
I recall now that the OAT cable was long enough...

I recall now that the OAT cable was long enough to run all the way from the panel to the wing. If I ever have to take the wing off it should be easy enough to remove the probe from the wing.
I just...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By gen1313
I can't remember the details but I used the...

I can't remember the details but I used the supplied wing harnesses and my GMU & OAT just plugged straight in. I never understood all the calls to abandon the supplied harness :confused:. The only...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By gen1313
I have used the inside of the lower gear leg on...

I have used the inside of the lower gear leg on my RV-14 (not 14A). From memory a 7/8" bar fits snugly and the you can jack with a small trolley jack. I plan make a lightened bar with a jacking pad...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By gen1313
Thanks for the ideas Tim.

Thanks for the ideas Tim.
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By gen1313
I'm a tall guy and I have the seat right back and...

I'm a tall guy and I have the seat right back and the rudder bar in the forward position. Even with the passanger seat in the forward position most others struggle to reach the pedals comfortably....
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By gen1313
Thanks Mitch, I'll check it out but I'm fairly...

Thanks Mitch,
I'll check it out but I'm fairly confidant that I used Vans suggested settings. The puzzling thing is that it all seemed good and now it has changed.
At least you've given me...
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By gen1313
Auto Pilot Issue

I've just clocked up 50 hours on my 14 and have recently noticed a small issue with the auto pilot (GMC-307 & GSA-28's).

On the last couple of cross country trips, I have noticed that the pitch...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,719
Posted By gen1313
Hi Cliff, yes I do love this plane. Unfortunately...

Hi Cliff, yes I do love this plane. Unfortunately we have had three weeks of weather consistently 100-110 degrees. If I'm careful I can keep the oil temps in the safe range under these extreme...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,616
Posted By gen1313
Not sure about the 14A but on the 14 at the...

Not sure about the 14A but on the 14 at the bottom of the gear leg in line with the axle on the inside is an open section that a 7/8" (from memory) bar fits into perfectly. I have a piece of bar...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,269
Posted By gen1313
Ricardo, I had interference from the strobe...

Ricardo, I had interference from the strobe initially. I was advised to make sure all wing lights were grounded back to the fuse which fixed the problem.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,657
Posted By gen1313
Attachment Strength

Mike,
If you follow the "Mike Bullock" instructions like I did he recommends twice as many rivets as screws. You can achieve a very neat joint, very quick removal of the tips and with just as many...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,719
Posted By gen1313
Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'll just...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'll just pay close attention not to exceed critical temps for now and reassess after I have a few hours on the plane.
Thanks again.
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,269
Posted By gen1313
I put my magnetometer in the wing for a few...

I put my magnetometer in the wing for a few reasons.

It plugs straight in to the supplied wiring for the wing.
Supposedly less interference.
The less I have to do in the tail the better - I just...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,719
Posted By gen1313
Oil Temp

I finally have my RV-14 in the air. Aside from the excitement of the moment and the realisation of just how well it flew from the start I was paying close attention to temps. CHT's are great, nothing...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,370
Posted By gen1313
GMU22 Interference

I'm just going through the configuration steps for my G3X system. When I ran through the "Magnetic Interference Test" for the GMU22 (wing mounted) everything passed except the strobe lights. I'm...
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,419
Posted By gen1313
I'm a first time builder and I'm just on final...

I'm a first time builder and I'm just on final assembly of my RV-14 now. I've benefitted greatly from being just behind the lead group builders, Tim Olsen, Stoney etc. I think these guys have covered...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,828
Posted By gen1313
$170000 is probably about right for a Aussie...

$170000 is probably about right for a Aussie builder who wants nice avionics, seats etc. I just hop that my wife doesn't read this forum:eek:
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,424
Posted By gen1313
Daniel, Search "Australian RV14" and you will...

Daniel,
Search "Australian RV14" and you will find a thread with at least one Perth builder. Greg Preist was the name I think.
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,484
Posted By gen1313
James, Steinair did the panel for me. The AP...

James,
Steinair did the panel for me. The AP fits fine and I should still be able to put the canopy release in if I decide to. The GTN650 at the bottom require a slight mod to the sub panel because...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,484
Posted By gen1313
RV-14 VH-YVY Panel

http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q395/grahamhaley/image_zpsdecgi5ks.jpeg (http://s349.photobucket.com/user/grahamhaley/media/image_zpsdecgi5ks.jpeg.html)

Twin G3x, GTN650, GTX23, GTR200, GMC307,...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,355
Posted By gen1313
Conrad, check out the "Insert Pics" link at the...

Conrad, check out the "Insert Pics" link at the top left of the page (just below POSTING RULES). I used Photo Bucket and fumbled my way through it:). There is a photo of the painted fuse in the "Show...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,693
Posted By gen1313
Sitting in the real thing will give you the best...

Sitting in the real thing will give you the best idea but I doubt that you will be disappointed.
I'm 6'5" and now that I have my seats in I can confirm that I am very happy with the space I have. My...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,355
Posted By gen1313
Hi Conrad, I just installed my Classic Aero...

Hi Conrad,
I just installed my Classic Aero seats on the weekend. As soon as I sat on them I understood what I paid all that money for. Can't wait for the side panels...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,927
Posted By gen1313
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm sorry now that I...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm sorry now that I did not take some measurements before I closed up the wings. I have to do it by feel now:)
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,927
Posted By gen1313
GMU22 Mount

Hi,
I've been waiting patiently for Vans to release the GMU22 bracket for the left wing ADAHARS position but no ETA at the moment. I'm trying to tick off my "unfinished" list and this is my...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,872
Posted By gen1313
I'd like to think I'm only a couple of months...

I'd like to think I'm only a couple of months from my first flight. This video is certainly motivational but not much help with my patience level:)
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,813
Posted By gen1313
Hi all, FWF progressing quickly. Avionics about...

Hi all,
FWF progressing quickly. Avionics about to ship. More paint while I wait.

http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q395/grahamhaley/RV-14%20Progress_zpsjlvknove.jpg
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,527
Posted By gen1313
Much to my wife's disgust I straightened the wing...

Much to my wife's disgust I straightened the wing ribs while I was watching TV, so the time wasn't a factor. It didn't take long for each one but there are a lot of them.
She drew the line at...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,090
Posted By gen1313
As a first time builder and starting with the...

As a first time builder and starting with the empenage kit I was faced with trailing edges early in the build. I used the tape method as instructed.

After reading posts about rudder twist and...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,271
Posted By gen1313
Aussie RV14

Hello,
I have just stared my RV14 in Forbes NSW. I have just finished the vertical stabiliser and have a long road ahead.
I have heard that there is a fairly advanced 14 being built at Narromine...
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