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Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,371
Posted By TimO
It doesn't appear to be a tail strobe, but a tail...

It doesn't appear to be a tail strobe, but a tail light. If this is the case, you're still going to have to find a way to deal with either A) adding a tail strobe if you're using wingtip strobes, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,729
Posted By TimO
I have a LODA (authorization from the FAA) to do...

I have a LODA (authorization from the FAA) to do transition training in the RV-14. Last year I went thru the process. I'm sure that there is at least a SMALL chance that some people would have...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By TimO
Definitely outboard, outboard of the bell crank...

Definitely outboard, outboard of the bell crank stuff too. If you get it outboard of all of that aileron pushrod and bell crank linkage it'll be easy to install. I think on mine it's maybe 1 bay...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,733
Posted By TimO
While I think either position is fine, and...

While I think either position is fine, and certainly the forward position would be ideal for CG purposes, I think it's probably worth putting the seats and stick in before you make the decision on...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By TimO
Definitely get good about keeping air...

Definitely get good about keeping air pressure.

One or two winters ago, I didn't get around to topping off the tires for fall. I usually tried to fill them to 42 psi after the temps got down in the...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,043
Posted By TimO
Like Vic said, the RV10 if built per plans will...

Like Vic said, the RV10 if built per plans will probably never be accused of not making enough heat. It makes way more heat than most people can tolerate. I was flying in -10F weather on New Years...
Forum: ADS-B 01-17-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,916
Posted By TimO
I don't know that you're exactly saying what Vic...

I don't know that you're exactly saying what Vic said. I take Vic's comments to be more along the lines of:

ALWAYS keep your head on a swivel, DESPITE your traffic information, because even if...
Forum: ADS-B 01-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,916
Posted By TimO
One side comment on this: Although the EFIS can...

One side comment on this: Although the EFIS can in this case filter traffic, keep in mind that it's filtering it AFTER it's being sent from the UAT. And, depending on the baud rate capabilities of...
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,916
Posted By TimO
Coasting

Roger,

Coasting is just where you look at the targets current parameters, and when it blinks out, you continue to calculate that trajectory for a short period of time, until hopefully they...
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,916
Posted By TimO
This weekend the friend of mine who's helped with...

This weekend the friend of mine who's helped with my filter/prioritization box that we built took the time to hook up his Echo UAT with the antenna outdoor on top of his building. He also ran an...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,916
Posted By TimO
More updates on my NavWorX replacement with EchoUAT

The past few days I've had a few flights with the Echo UAT and am starting to see a trend. I'm curious as to how it is for other people as well.

With the Echo I'm seeing lots and lots of times...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,381
Posted By TimO
I got mine from Abby at Flightline. I have flown...

I got mine from Abby at Flightline. I have flown with them since day 1. I was out flying this weekend at -6F and was actually comfortable in the RV-14 after I got climbing out. It's painful getting...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,916
Posted By TimO
Hi Bob, The WiFi I can't say for sure on the...

Hi Bob,

The WiFi I can't say for sure on the Echo UAT, because I'm not sure if it's sourced from the same serial internally or not, but in general at least from things like the old NavWorX wifi...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,916
Posted By TimO
To Don's point I have seen this in bench testing...

To Don's point I have seen this in bench testing this week.


A friend of mine and I are in process of programming a filter box that I'll be putting inline with the Echo to filter the traffic based...
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,916
Posted By TimO
A little concerned...

I myself am becoming a little concerned with how this box will perform long term. I've only flown it 2 flights yet, due to extreme cold up here, but here are some issues I see or am concerned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,674
Posted By TimO
Fred, When I read your post a few posts back, I...

Fred,

When I read your post a few posts back, I thought I was crazy and I must have posted that. Your story pretty much echos what I found. I did the physical install this weekend, made a plate to...
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,560
Posted By TimO
Many years ago I was offered a pair. I didn't do...

Many years ago I was offered a pair. I didn't do it. 1300 hours on it and I don't see a real need for them.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,364
Posted By TimO
KC, Don't even consider building one until you...

KC,

Don't even consider building one until you have flown in both, or at least flown in a 7.
I'm just under 6'2", and the RV-14 is JUST big enough for me to be comfortable.
When I went for my first...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By TimO
Regarding the wingtip lights, you can check out...

Regarding the wingtip lights, you can check out the forum for the RV-10 and see how they fit. The wing tips are the exact same tip as the RV-10, even down to the slightly different dimensions...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,152
Posted By TimO
I think I'm at about 165 hours on the -14 now. I...

I think I'm at about 165 hours on the -14 now. I have Aileron trim and use it quite a bit. Inevitably whichever seat I'm in, which changes from day to day, requires the pilot to trim to the...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,572
Posted By TimO
I've talked to someone who did it, even within...

I've talked to someone who did it, even within the past couple of years. It wasn't me, but another RV pilot. Amazing the things you can miss when you're preoccupied. I agree, it's likely rare, but...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By TimO
Do you have a link to those published speeds? I...

Do you have a link to those published speeds? I don't think I've ever come across anything published.
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By TimO
I haven't done a hammerhead, and I guess I'm not...

I haven't done a hammerhead, and I guess I'm not familiar with what a humpty is. I do only use Knots. It does pick up speed very quickly anytime it's headed down, you have that right. I had a...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By TimO
I'm having good luck with many of the maneuvers...

I'm having good luck with many of the maneuvers with entry speeds around 165kts. I've tried a little slower, but not a lot slower. Would love to hear how others are doing with theirs as well. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,841
Posted By TimO
My situation is a little different than many. I...

My situation is a little different than many. I started flying with NavWorX in 2009, and went thru 2 receiver hardware upgrades. They used to be very nice to deal with, and I've been flying with...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,853
Posted By TimO
I suppose you COULD carry it in the plan with you...

I suppose you COULD carry it in the plan with you on trips for just that purpose. It should fit into a gatorade bottle nicely. :)
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By TimO
Carl, I think that's great of you. I always...

Carl, I think that's great of you. I always thought it would be nice if there were a few pieces and parts that people had around that could be shipped out in a hurry if you need one. Glad you're...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,853
Posted By TimO
Here's one I found locally at our local "Fleet...

Here's one I found locally at our local "Fleet Farm" store. I saved pics of the manufacturer of this funnel just so I could post it. It's absolutely perfect for the RV-14. (Funnel King p/n 32855)...
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,230
Posted By TimO
I know this is talking cabin top in black, but...

I know this is talking cabin top in black, but this is a tidbit just regarding the color.

I have 2 friends with RV-10's with black on their leading edges of the wings. Mine are white. There is a...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By TimO
Don't go flat

Flat static ports on the RV-10 will cause excessive inaccuracy. I didn't want to use the rivet method either, so I bought some nice Cleavland flat ports. After flying a while I found them to be...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,264
Posted By TimO
For general windshield cleaning, the best I've...

For general windshield cleaning, the best I've found is AvLabs foaming cleaner, and I also then use their plexi protectant. I buy it at OSH every year and it's a great bargain and works well.

For...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,857
Posted By TimO
I don't have that much of a slope, but when it's...

I don't have that much of a slope, but when it's icy it can be significant, and even a tug has a tough time. A few years back, in the winter, I relied on a 12v Harbor Freight remote control winch. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,103
Posted By TimO
I agree with Scott. Fly it first, then see what...

I agree with Scott. Fly it first, then see what you have. I can say that my CHT's and oil temps on the RV-14 with the IO-390 are exactly what I would want. They really just never get too hot. I...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,268
Posted By TimO
Only one time have I thought that a chute would...

Only one time have I thought that a chute would be nice on an RV-10, but this one actually had me thinking that maybe Cirrus has a one-up on us in this situation...

While flying to the Cayman...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By TimO
Yes, the Bogert RV-10 tow bar works for both the...

Yes, the Bogert RV-10 tow bar works for both the RV-10 and RV-14. I own 2, one for each plane.
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,983
Posted By TimO
Just a heads up for someone wanting to do a...

Just a heads up for someone wanting to do a quadrant. I saw a classifieds thread today with someone selling one that was for an...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 109,167
Posted By TimO
Regarding the quadrant, I've had a few people...

Regarding the quadrant, I've had a few people contact me to thank me for the info on the quadrant and cable lengths. They've duplicated my install and are very happy with it. So don't let that stop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 24,138
Posted By TimO
No IO-390's affected

Interestingly, I just got off the phone with Lycoming because although my engine was shipped 12/2014, I still had the curiosity on the IO-390 being affected...it's not on the lists.

They told me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,134
Posted By TimO
Now that is an amazing adventure! We can fly all...

Now that is an amazing adventure! We can fly all over the world and see a gazillion of God's gifts, but that one is really a special gift from God!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-07-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,582
Posted By TimO
Pretty awesome when the ladies join in the...

Pretty awesome when the ladies join in the flying! Congrats on the trip!
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,935
Posted By TimO
Mine's original at 1265 hours. I have screws...

Mine's original at 1265 hours.

I have screws for the bottom cowl, not hinges.
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By TimO
I can't answer your question but consider...

I can't answer your question but consider this:

I tried a monster retread to replace one tire. I had to open up the wheel fairing hole a little but the tire itself is a little larger.

Going...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,830
Posted By TimO
Just had to throw this in because when company...

Just had to throw this in because when company names get mis-spelled it makes it hard to find threads. The company name is Desser tire, with just one R.
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,830
Posted By TimO
The outsides of the tires will usually be the...

The outsides of the tires will usually be the heavy wear point. When they get thru all of the grooves and leave you with slick tires, the insides will still look nearly new. So you just try to...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,545
Posted By TimO
I can agree with Carl too that I think many...

I can agree with Carl too that I think many people who build the plane can also wire it just fine. Not 100% of them, but a large portion. People just chicken out. There's a lot to be learned and...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,868
Posted By TimO
Just replying as an update now that it's summer...

Just replying as an update now that it's summer again.

The new control cables are a big help. I do still have a slight leak on the pilots side yet, so I may have to resort to adding something thin...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By TimO
I'll reply here and on the other thread. The new...

I'll reply here and on the other thread.

The new control cables are a big help. I do still have a slight leak on the pilots side yet, so I may have to resort to adding something thin for a film on...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By TimO
I did get some better pics and added a bit more...

I did get some better pics and added a bit more to the info on how I did the rudder blocks. Here's the link:
http://www.myrv14.com/N14YT/mods/rudder_pedals/index.html
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By TimO
I just flew back from Southern Utah and Colorado...

I just flew back from Southern Utah and Colorado yesterday where we had daytime temps of 103F when we were there. As Vic said, the RV-10 has a lot of extra power in general. Certainly power and...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By TimO
Crude but effective

I'm almost 6'2". Due to sharing the plane with 2 ladies, 5'2" and 5'3", I was forced to mount the rudder pedals in the aft position. This works for me pretty well and feels fine. I use the seats...
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,715
Posted By TimO
Bkervaski: Don't pull up when pulling those...

Bkervaski: Don't pull up when pulling those blind rivets. Push down instead. Sure, you may scratch the skin if the thing jumps, but, when you paint you will need to completely scuff the skin anyway...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By TimO
Lube the pins with some lithium grease and see...

Lube the pins with some lithium grease and see how that goes.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By TimO
I think I did a bit of pushing and pulling to try...

I think I did a bit of pushing and pulling to try to get mine to give just a tiny bit, but got it pretty close. Perfect may be a bit tough but it's pretty good. It was before the screws were in the...
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,627
Posted By TimO
Very nice. I may just have to try that out later...

Very nice. I may just have to try that out later this year. It's definitely a lot more affordable than going Whelen, so if it's noise free and reliable it should be a real good deal.
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By TimO
I've had mine now for maybe 9-10 or more years...

I've had mine now for maybe 9-10 or more years and they're working great. They're about as light weight as you could ever find.
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,627
Posted By TimO
A question on the FlyLEDs... They offer a tail...

A question on the FlyLEDs...

They offer a tail LED. Is that a tail strobe, tail position light, or a combo light like what you would buy from Whelen. I built my own wingtip system and it was very...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,940
Posted By TimO
On both airplanes I had crate damage from...

On both airplanes I had crate damage from forklifts that stuck forks into the crates. Both times Van's took good care of me, so always call them and let them know what's up. Both times too, the...
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,509
Posted By TimO
Update on Availability of Transition Training

Having just re-worked my insurance policy for the RV-14, I'm now able to be ready to offer transition training in the RV-14. For the first person, I will need just a very small amount of additional...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,509
Posted By TimO
Hi Bob, sorry I missed the timeframe for you. I...

Hi Bob, sorry I missed the timeframe for you. I applied for it back in February and they finally got it processed today. I don't think the MSP FSDO has done one before, so it took maybe a bit of...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,509
Posted By TimO
Transition Training for RV-14A

I just thought I'd let the RV-14 builders know that I have just received a Letter of Deviation Authorization (LODA) to be allowed to provide transition training as a CFI in my RV-14 (N14YT). I am...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,191
Posted By TimO
Mark, That's confusing indeed. Almost like...

Mark,

That's confusing indeed. Almost like you're getting too much info, eh? :)

It sounds like in the end you'll have your flaps, ailerons, and wingtips aligned well. On my RV-10 I too had to cut...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,191
Posted By TimO
You should be able to install the wingtips and...

You should be able to install the wingtips and use the jig and rig the ailerons with the flaps on the wing cradle. You will most likely want the ailerons and wingtips both aligned with the flaps...
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