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Forum: RV-14 10-17-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By Aussieflyer
Andair Fuel Pump Upgrade

I installed an Andair fuel pump model PX375-TC#2 as supplied with the kit. Since new it was always a bit noisy and I just assumed that was normal. Recently a friend flew with me and noted the noise...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By Aussieflyer
Upgrades- Starter motor, Front wheel, Airvents, Armrest

The starter motor on the stock Vans IO 390 can hardly turn the engine through the first compression, after that its OK. The much better starter motor is the 149 NL - make sure you order that.

The...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,213
Posted By Aussieflyer
Be Careful

Five years ago I got my tools from Ishams. They advertised an RV14 set of tools. I ordered that set of tools. There was an inventory of what you were to get. When I got the tools they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By Aussieflyer
Red Cube Failure

I had a red cube failure, when I inspected the cube I noted the wiring at the top had been heat affected and failed. The Red Cube was installed as per the plans RV14, very near an exhaust pipe. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,113
Posted By Aussieflyer
All Fixed

Thank you everyone for your helpful advice. I wish to report that I took out the permanent magnet starter motor and installed the 149-NL as recommended.
What a difference. I know Vans said it was a...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,113
Posted By Aussieflyer
Slow Cranking

Since new the starter motor on the IO390 starts cranking very slowly, often having trouble getting the engine through the first compression. Once through the first compression it commences to spin...
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By Aussieflyer
Snorkel Fit

I had no real trouble with the snorkel fit. However I found the snorkel ended up being too close to the exhaust pipe and I had to cut that section out and relay the glass cloth making it bulge a...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
Posted By Aussieflyer
Fuel Flow transducer damage

My 14A is 17 months old with 164 hours on the hobbs. My red cube fuel flow meter has just been replaced. The fuel flow meter is mounted as per instructions, that is very close to the exhaust pipe. ...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,802
Posted By Aussieflyer
Rudder Trim

My 14A also required the fitment of a small rudder trim on the right hand side. The balance ball was just touching the right hand edge of the balance line in cruise. Not a big deal, it was out just...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By Aussieflyer
Thank you Scott, great to know Vans continues to...

Thank you Scott, great to know Vans continues to help out.

Alan
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By Aussieflyer
Seat Belt Shoulder Straps too short

Just checking the status out there. My 14 was about number 10 to fly. I was an early builder. I find my shoulder seat belts are too short. My wife and I are not big people 5'6" and 5'9" and slim...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,544
Posted By Aussieflyer
Magnetometer in the Empenage

I used the Garmin bracket manufactured for the RV7 immediately under the vertical stabiliser. If Garmin made the bracket for the empennage in the 7 then I thought it must work for the 14. Alas I...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,371
Posted By Aussieflyer
POH Thread

Steve,

There is a POH thread somewhere, I've seen it. My POH is there for the taking. I'm currently working interstate when I return home in about ten days I could email you a copy.

Alan
RV14 VH -...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By Aussieflyer
Plans to build a jack

Kitplane magazine had an article about 18 months ago with plans to build a wing jack. Research their library of articles - you'll find it. It uses the same hydraulic jack that Scott recommended. ...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By Aussieflyer
Tools for sale

Finished my RV14 build, tools are for sale. Located in Brisbane.
Contact me: - alancarlisle@optusnet.com.au 0403 323 973 for inventory.
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By Aussieflyer
Tim, I can't find any specifications on tyre...

Tim,

I can't find any specifications on tyre dimensions 6 ply versus 10 ply doing a google search, hence my question.

Alan
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By Aussieflyer
Tire Sizes 6 ply Vs 10 ply

The current RV14 tire from Vans is 5.00 - 5 (6 ply).

Can anyone tell me if a 5.00 - 5 (10 ply) tire will fit inside the current wheel pants? Or will one be forced to file the wheel pants open to...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,647
Posted By Aussieflyer
Oil leaking from Sniffle Valve

My aircraft has now flown 110 hrs and I have changed my oil from
Mineral oil to Shell 100W 5 hours ago.
( Vans supplied IO-390 )

I am now getting oil dripping on the floor from the Sniffle Valve....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 671
Posted By Aussieflyer
Garmin Fuel Pressure Sender Unit Rupture

I fitted Garmin G3X (dual) & GTN650. I used Garmin engine instruments. The Garmin Fuel Pressure Sender Unit (Part Number 494-30004-02) failed after 6 months operation (80 hours). The sender unit...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 79,504
Posted By Aussieflyer
G3X dropping out & rebooting while flying IFR

I have dual touch 10" G3X's married to a GTN 650. Whilst flying in IMC the MFD decided to turn off and turn back on - that got my attention. I noted the PFD was experiencing slight screen...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,736
Posted By Aussieflyer
Solenoid Issue or Inadequate Batterry?

Since new I have noticed when engaging the starter it commences very slowly and seems to have a problem getting the engine through the first compression stroke, then it swings easily. I just thought...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,718
Posted By Aussieflyer
Wing tips misaligned

I installed wing tips as per the plan. It made sense following the plans and uniformity should have resulted. However it did not happen, when I finally mounted the wings to the fuselage and fitted...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,444
Posted By Aussieflyer
Highly recommended addition to the build

It makes absolute sense to have a centre arm rest/consul. Very useful for stowing those items you need to get to easily and frequently. Not sure why Van's have not included this in the kit. With...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,951
Posted By Aussieflyer
Running In the Lycoming YIO 390

Thought I'd share my experience with running in my new YIO-390. I read the Lycoming material carefully. I used no power settings less than 82% power. Thanks to Van's design for the baffles, never...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,881
Posted By Aussieflyer
No Luck

I tried removing the canopy leaving the hinge covers on. No luck, they got damaged. Luckily I got sufficient materials in the kit to build spares. Suggest everyone build the spares, paint them and...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,794
Posted By Aussieflyer
Agree default setting is 100% correct

Double checked mine today to make sure. I used the default setting and its 100% accurate. Have no fear. I'm using Garmin G3X and it tells me how much I have used and then I compare it with the...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,447
Posted By Aussieflyer
Australian Temps

My first 50 hours were conducted in outside temp of low to mid 80 degrees (Florida climate). My oil temps were consistently around 195 degrees. On sustained climbs I got high temps of 205 once or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 79,504
Posted By Aussieflyer
Aussies treated as poor cousins

I wish to support the Australians who have written so far. Its disappointing that Dynon can support Australian WAC, VEC, VTC, VNC charts but Garmin cannot. I had Dynon last aircraft and it was...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,089
Posted By Aussieflyer
Exhaust clearance

Ron and others,

I de-cowled today at 46hours. This is my second oil change finally removing the run in oil. I checked the exhaust system as you requested. I found I had an 1/8th of an inch...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,938
Posted By Aussieflyer
Garmin G3X trim setting

I'm using the Garmin G3X EFIS and my trim tab on take off is, in a scale of 10, its position is at 8 towards nose down. In other words very close to nose down. It will be interesting to see the...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,105
Posted By Aussieflyer
I agree with Tim O. Both my heater vents leak...

I agree with Tim O. Both my heater vents leak and I live in the "Sun Shine State" of Australia (similar to Florida). I don't need or want the heat inside the cabin. I thought my vents looked...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2016, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,965
Posted By Aussieflyer
Smile We would appreciate if you were to share them. ...

We would appreciate if you were to share them. This is our first time building an RV and we love the Camaraderie of Vans flyers and VAF followers. Please spread the enjoyment.
Alan & Suzanne
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,965
Posted By Aussieflyer
Brisbane has a RV14A flying

We have just completed phase 1 test flying of our 14A VH-XIV.

XIV is situated at Redcliffe Aerodrome (30km north of Brisbane). We would be happy to have visitors from anywhere.

Telephone +61...
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 48,625
Posted By Aussieflyer
14A flight tests with Weight & Balance issues

My buddy 4 hangars down has a RV10 and when he flew my 14A he said that it was very similar to his. He says a light loading in his RV10 produces a forward C of G and the elevator starts to run out...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 48,625
Posted By Aussieflyer
I am not an expert in this W & B area. I paid a...

I am not an expert in this W & B area. I paid a professional to do my W & B. As stated previously my empty weight is 1288.6lbs and arm 80.9 inches. The aircraft is painted (inside & out) YIO 390...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2016, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,995
Posted By Aussieflyer
Smile First Flight Lessons - Nose Wheel pre load

Dear RV14 colleagues,

VH-XIV our RV14A has had its first flight. Apologies when I learn how to upload photo's I will post same. However we have found an important lesson that those following...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2016, 01:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 48,625
Posted By Aussieflyer
Smile 14A Weight & Balance done

Just had my weight and balance done. Aircraft is painted, instruments (G3X @ 2, GTN 650, TCW backup battery, mini Ipad, 2 x garmin AP Servo's) in, seats carpets and fuselage linings in. Empty...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,785
Posted By Aussieflyer
Control Stick too high

Dear builders, today I installed my instrument panel and discovered that the control stick hit the heater controls, the throttle and mixture controls, not to mention the lower panel switches.

I have...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,418
Posted By Aussieflyer
Remember when you order your wheels & tyres. ...

Remember when you order your wheels & tyres. That in the standard Vans Kit the front wheel will not rotate through the front forks with the standard aviation valve cap fitted (it hits). There is a...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,030
Posted By Aussieflyer
Happy to give anyone a copy (I have emailed Carl...

Happy to give anyone a copy (I have emailed Carl a copy some time back). However I don't know how to attach or link a word document to the forum. Give me your email details and bingo its a done...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,799
Posted By Aussieflyer
Aileron Trim. Why is the RV-14 not equipped?

Speaking to an experienced RV builder and aviator of all RV models, he was amazed the RV14 does not have aileron trim included in the build. Why is this so? Tim O you are flying your RV14 and have...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,597
Posted By Aussieflyer
Wiring Panel Assembly - New Parts to come

I was just fitting everything off for painting (making sure I had not missed anything) and I noted that the Wiring Panel Assembly did not have a cover. I wondered if I had misplaced it or it simply...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,818
Posted By Aussieflyer
Thanks

Thank you guys, great idea. I would have never thought of using the oil inspection cover area. I will be installing as suggested.
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,818
Posted By Aussieflyer
Ground Plug

Has anyone thought about the best place to install a ground plug?

The Van's team have done a great job value adding to the build of the RV14, however they appear to have missed the boat by failing...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,800
Posted By Aussieflyer
Zone 1 & 2 tightened earlier

Ron, Step 18 on page 38-26 instructs us to tighten zone 1, step 16 on page 38-27 has the instructions for tightening zone 2 and finally step 1 on page 38-33 has instructions for tightening zone 3. ...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,144
Posted By Aussieflyer
FWF Mid January??

I spoke to Van's staff last week whilst ordering those updated thicker cowl brackets we have to pay for. They seemed to think the FWF would be ready mid January, I didn't ask what year however I'm...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,873
Posted By Aussieflyer
Seat Cushions

Just got the following advice from Van's,- "It looks like the foam seats will not be part of the RV-14/14A kit. You will be able to order them direct from upholsterers. The most common for RV's is...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,225
Posted By Aussieflyer
Thank you everyone for your advice. I tried...

Thank you everyone for your advice. I tried turning the wheel around for some extra clearance - no luck it still hits. I have used an automotive plastic valve cap and it spins freely now. However...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,225
Posted By Aussieflyer
Front wheel valve stem cap hitting fork

I have fitted the tube supplied in the kit to the front wheel. After installation of the wheel into the front fork I found that the tire would not rotate without the valve stem cap hitting the front...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,260
Posted By Aussieflyer
Instrument Panel

I have been trying to get a panel from Vans, they inform me that the panels are in the avionics kit still to be released. Like many others I have my instruments and have made my harness and probably...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,635
Posted By Aussieflyer
Help with muffler shroud & firewall assembly

I'm attempting to join the firewall assembly with the muffler shroud and bottom skins, as per page 28-05.
I've got good alignment except for the curves of stainless steel firewall where it meets with...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,983
Posted By Aussieflyer
Angry Fuselage Chapter 27-04 & 05 mistake in plans

At page 27-04 step 2, the plans call out dimpling the web of the firewall except as shown on figure 2. The battery box holes on F 01401B-R (Top of firewall) in the firewall are not called out as...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,613
Posted By Aussieflyer
Typo fuselage plans page 26-04

At page 26-04 at figure 1 there is a call out for 48xK1000-08D (anchor nuts). The diagram shows 24 anchor nuts being fitted to the ramp section. If you count the remaining holes on the upper...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,039
Posted By Aussieflyer
Fuselage page 26-13 revision of steps

Aft gear brace assembly. I followed steps 1 to 10 as per the plans. When it came time at steps 12 & 13 to rivet the aft gear brace assembly to the centre bottom skin I found, and you will find the...
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,968
Posted By Aussieflyer
Building serial No 149. Located at Redcliffe...

Building serial No 149. Located at Redcliffe (YRED) Queensland. Wing kit 95% complete, Empennage 100% complete. Picking up Fuselage, engine and Prop next week from shipping company. Visitors...
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