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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By Don E
Check for proximity to spark plug leads...

Could be getting voltage bleeding in from a spark plug cable, especially electronic ignition, if these wires are bundled with or too close to one. That could also possibly cause a miss.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Don E
Near oil door...

I have the same system on my RV-14 and put the plug inside the oil door. Sealed the baffle hole with RTV.
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Don E
Took about ten minutes...

...to fish a piece of safety wire through and use it to pull the harness wires thru. Spent way more time thinking it was going to be hard than just doing it.
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,548
Posted By Don E
Glenn, with my QB delivery (wings and fuselage...

Glenn, with my QB delivery (wings and fuselage together with finishing kit) i used Partain Trucking. Youíd have to see if he can/will deliver to Canada, but I wouldnít consider any other way, if he...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,793
Posted By Don E
Why the front left?

My 14 is conventional gear and I put my quickdrain in the aft port, which os the lowest point in that configuration. Works great, and I see no reason to put it anywhere else.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,442
Posted By Don E
Low side

As a first-time builder my experience suggests your estimates are on the low side. And I have easily 175K in my RV-14 without a lot of popular upgrades like t-bolt engines, berringer wheels and...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,277
Posted By Don E
My experience...

I went to Oshkosh in 2017 fully expecting to order the IO-390 Thunderbolt engine for my -14; however after hours of looking and talking and comparing, i could not find the value. So I went stock...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By Don E
RV-14 gas springs

I have been told that the RV-14 and 14A kits originally included gas springs rated at 300N, but that some time ago, when those were found to be not quite adequate for the taildraggers, Spring-00001...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By Don E
Depends who is swapping them out...

Bill Kervaski’s helper can easily get up under there and work with both hands. With my broad shoulders i can only bring one hand to bear. I found replacing them to be just on the dark side of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By Don E
Busy? Yes...

...and a lot of fun, excitement and learning! Enjoy!
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By Don E
Thanks, TimO!

Really enjoyed seeing this! Thanks for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas with your awesome family!
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,883
Posted By Don E
+1

Taking a class is worthwhile even if it isnít local. Youíll learn a lot in two days.Have fun!
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,148
Posted By Don E
This being my first offense...

...and not knowing any better, I followed the plan instructions. Worked out perfectly.
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,558
Posted By Don E
Went with the...

72Ē on my RV-14. As strongly recommended by Vans. I have no way to know what difference another inch of radius would make, but I am completely happy with how it performs. 101 hours now....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,059
Posted By Don E
iPad mini with cellular and a wifi outlet

I use an older iPad mini, leave it in the hangar over the winter, with cellular, then use an app to control a smart outlet ($17) to turn it on/off from my phone or iPad or other wifi device.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Don E
Yes, constant speed, prop control full forward...

Yes, constant speed, prop control full forward hits the stop. There is the cushion gap at the panel; I donít understand your oil pressure question. Generally mid-70s PSI. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Don E
Performance is good, canít tell any difference....

Performance is good, canít tell any difference. Takeoff is short and quick, climbs like a homesick angel. What would cause the the governor max RPM to go out of adjustment? Just ďsettling inĒ?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Don E
No, Iím not seeing 2,700 now at all.

I know how to adjust the prop; back to school on the governor, then. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Don E
Filter is clean...

So are you saying it should change with the seasons? I have flown out of the same strip at 436í MSL the whole 11 months itís been flying, but density altitude changes with temp and humidity, of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Don E
Max RPMs have eroded slightly

New IO-390 with now 84 hours on it. First 40 hours or so, I always saw 2,700 RPMs on takeoff with an occasional 2,710 one-second artifact. Last few months, Iím seeing 2,680 max RPMs with a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Don E
RV-10 is a straight taper...

... similar to the rudder, whereas the RV-14 elevators have a reverse wedge so the trailing edge flares to about a quarter inch thickness.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Don E
Trailing edges...

Of elevators are totally different as well
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By Don E
Adjust one pushrod endbearing

I just adjusted an elevator control rod end bearing by one and a half turns, gave me adequate clearance and then I rechecked my elevator travel which was perfect.
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,100
Posted By Don E
This is fun...

Seeing the excitement, remembering that day! Was it really only three years ago?! SO much learning ahead for you guys; like drinking from a firehose every day. One of my best undertakings, and now it...
Forum: Safety 08-21-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,741
Posted By Don E
Same price here...

I went Basic Med and true, itís four years but at twice the cost of a third class for two years.
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Don E
The two tabs

...that rivet to the spar flanges do not need fluting. They may need to be adjusted to 90* bend to sit flat against the spar flanges, but they do not need fluting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By Don E
Five hours or so...

Right now, planning on the basis of a quart in five hours. I fill to six and add at five. Anything over six seems to go overboard. 73.7 hours so far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By Don E
Just depends...

Iíd need to see it, if t is crazed, you wonít ne able to roll it on anything. Some types of paint remover might work, but I havenít seen any modern ones that work very well. I have a friend who is...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,687
Posted By Don E
What he said...

Iím 6í3Ē, 34Ē inseam, rudders full forward, seat full back, would love even more room, but it works and is comfortable enough for long flights. I also made new longer rudder links, one station longer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By Don E
Blue plastic coating

If the parts still have the blue plastic and it has been exposed to uv light, it could be a right bear to remove.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,884
Posted By Don E
Minimal

I dated and initialed each step in the builder manual when I completed it. If I had to do something over (it happened) there are two sets of dates and initials. I also made notes in the manual, and...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 88,233
Posted By Don E
Kit 140329

http://i68.tinypic.com/16bad6p.jpg
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,323
Posted By Don E
Did you get an answer?

There are plenty of threads here about operating the engine during and after break-in. But during break-in running WOT is a great time to experiment with ROP and LOP mixture settings, just keeping an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By Don E
+1

What Dan said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 26,273
Posted By Don E
Not to mention, it IS exactly what I need!

And Iím not alone.
SO glad Vans came out with the 14!
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,589
Posted By Don E
This is not a possability on a 14 or 14A.

14s have a totally different system. I done leave mine open if I can avoid it, even during pre-flight or fueling. Open to get in or out only. A couple of slams shut with only minor injuries and no...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By Don E
More trimming bay be necessary

I tried very very hard to fit my canopy without cutting off the aft edge, but finally trimmed a quarter inch off there; that made the front abd back fit perfectly. Then i discovered I also had to...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,118
Posted By Don E
Mine does that

Itís a little annoying. Think itís fixed but after awhile it comes back. Down for paint now; they are going to try to address it. Weíll see.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,938
Posted By Don E
Which oplim?

Try as I might, in my op lims i cannot find where I need to use ďExperimentalĒ except on flight plan filing forms. Which OpLim contains this requirement?

Thank you.
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By Don E
A bit further

But still in range of your 182... see IM.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,020
Posted By Don E
Same as Chris in my RV-14.

No issues at all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,091
Posted By Don E
Welcome!

Iíve enjoyed your videos, particularly the ones with Mike Seager. I ordered the first kit (empennage) for my RV-14 after Oshkosh 2016. Almost three years ago! Just at the 40 hour mark of Phase I now,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,706
Posted By Don E
Except me and thee; and often I wonder about thee.

Except me and thee; and often I wonder about thee.
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Don E
Since he has a quickbuild, that is already...

Since he has a quickbuild, that is already installed.
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Don E
I do

Mine has to be installed with the rudder off the airplane. Fortunately taking the rudder off and back on is pretty easy.
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,373
Posted By Don E
Congrats!

It really starts to get real after this! I was on a very steep learning curve but enjoyed it immensely!
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By Don E
QB-14

I built a QB RV-14, currently 30.1 hours into phase 1 (but whoís counting?)

On both the QB wings and fuselage, i simply went thru each section of the plans and read each step and confirmed it was...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,589
Posted By Don E
Part of the story?

Yes, I know the cold temps reduce their strength. Thatís why I hoped someone had addressed this issue. My canopy has made my RV-14 a two-person airplane just for one person to fly. The canopy needs...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,589
Posted By Don E
Thanks, Scott

What makes it more difficult is that the Stabilus website doesnít seem to list the gas springs i have, so i cannot assess whether or not thereis a stouter one in the same size. They donít seem to be...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,589
Posted By Don E
Got it

Yes, i read that, but i donít think they are the same as what are used on the RV-14 and 14A. Does anyone know? The ones I got from Vans are not a similar model #.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,589
Posted By Don E
Canopy gas springs

Iím just 28 hours into Phase I and having trouble with the gas springs being unable to support the weight of the canopy. I ordered and just received replacements from Vans; but before i go to the...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By Don E
Looks like it...

Iíve been flying without them but this is rhe week to get them done, and yes, mine are either mislabeled or just a terrible fit! I also have both and will swap them. Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,137
Posted By Don E
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,687
Posted By Don E
What he said

Iím 6í3Ē with a 34Ē inseam, rudders full forward, seat full back. Could use more leg room, but love it as is compared with anything else. I made new rudder cabl links to solve the problem Bill noted,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By Don E
Checked my data logs...

My field elevation is 436í and my WOT takeoff fuel flows range from 17.9 to 18.4 GPH. Thatís a stock 390 with stock injectors.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,608
Posted By Don E
I chose the 72Ē

Flying my phase I now behind the recommended 72Ē prop and loving the performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,182
Posted By Don E
Canít see any oil leaks!

Bill, thatís too funny!!! Mine is looking similar but with different place names. Only 14 hours in, too. Darn weather...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,719
Posted By Don E
Beautiful job!

Is that cherry wood? I may have to pay you the ultimate compliment in copying it! Beautiful!
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,860
Posted By Don E
Thanks, Bill

It was probably my complaint. User error? My ***. Good luck, anyone wanting to use the EICAD program.
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,860
Posted By Don E
Either works

Joe, I havenít flown an ďAĒ, but i have flown the factory RV-14 with the 200hp io360; and iíve been flying my RV-14 with the stock IO-390 210hp. Theyíre both awesome, but there is no ďadditional...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,377
Posted By Don E
I have them

Ever since i put my RV-14 on its gear, ive been VERY happy i bought and installed the steps. Im 6í3Ē and use them every time. Almost anyone who will fly with me (Iím in Phase I as of two weeks ago!)...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,972
Posted By Don E
Oil temps

My oil temps during the first six hours of break in have been in the 185-200 range. I have not done any sustained climbs, just 3,000 feet, then running hard. Touched 200 degrees at 78% power with 64F...
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