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Forum: RV-14 Today, 12:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 48,184
Posted By control
Super! Great picture that shows how clear the...

Super! Great picture that shows how clear the canopy is :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,840
Posted By control
Mail Steinair and you will have a quick solution...

Mail Steinair and you will have a quick solution ;)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-16-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,922
Posted By control
If training will be allowed(Europe) in...

If training will be allowed(Europe) in experimentals (EASA vote any day now), the usefulness of an experimental twin will skyrocket :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,894
Posted By control
Lots of great stuff :D

Lots of great stuff :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By control
I like to fly each approach as I would get visual...

I like to fly each approach as I would get visual at the minima, that way you always do the same and when you actually break out just before "go around" you will do what you always do to land and not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-12-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,038
Posted By control
Like said, the heads look fine, but do not be...

Like said, the heads look fine, but do not be afraid to hit the front of the yoke with the grinder. It is the aircraft that should look great when you are done, not the tools :D
Forum: International 02-11-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By control
I am the current chairman of the board for...

I am the current chairman of the board for Chapter 222 and EAA Sweden. (the reason for us having two EAA organisations in Sweden is because we have a delegated authority regarding many areas...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,024
Posted By control
Vanīs now have the RV12 and RV14 with the best...

Vanīs now have the RV12 and RV14 with the best manuals and manufacturing.

If I was deciding for Vans, the highest priority would be to get the RV8 and RV10 up to the same standard, before focusing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By control
What I cannot find information on in the MGL...

What I cannot find information on in the MGL documentation is how many amps you can provide thru the db9 contact.

It would be nice if you could attach a backup-battery to the MGL ECB db9 contact and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By control
I currently have Everything protected by a 60amp...

I currently have Everything protected by a 60amp ANL fuse. From the protected side of that fuse I distribute power to my MGL ECB and to my other fuses.

The good - Everything is protected
The bad -...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-07-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By control
Fixed pitch is always a compromise. If your...

Fixed pitch is always a compromise. If your take-off performance is good enough then I would not change anything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By control
I must say that I prefer the look of the old...

I must say that I prefer the look of the old design :o
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,741
Posted By control
Wings! Let someone else do most of the proseal...

Wings! Let someone else do most of the proseal work :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By control
Maybe we should have a section for pond crossing....

Maybe we should have a section for pond crossing.

I have a loose plan of crossing in my RV 14 during 2021, might even happen in 2020 if all stars allign.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By control
I do not see the need for the D10A if you insist...

I do not see the need for the D10A if you insist on having analog gauges at the top.

My suggestion, put the D10 (Or a Garmin G5, or kanardia or a small MGL EFIS) on top instead of the three old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By control
Do you not want to have all the autopilot...

Do you not want to have all the autopilot controls at the same place?
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By control
Here they...

Here they are:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/?aircraft=rv-14&doctype=all
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,424
Posted By control
G is just one factor, time and amplitude is very...

G is just one factor, time and amplitude is very important.

A millisecond, 1/32 inch acceleration can probably be several 100G without causing any damage as your outer soft parts would cushion the...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,103
Posted By control
I now consider the purchase of the main wire...

I now consider the purchase of the main wire harness as my biggest mistake in this build! :(

- It is to short at the panel to allow for service loops
- In trying to allow for many brands of EFIS...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By control
With your previous experience I am not surprised...

With your previous experience I am not surprised that you move along quickly :)
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By control
Depends on what you will use. At least one...

Depends on what you will use.

At least one com-com antenna under the seats
A transponder antenna in the back
Probably to an IFR GPS antenna on top behind the canopy
a com2?
will you make you own...
Forum: COMM 01-23-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By control
I have two headsets, bort of them have a...

I have two headsets, bort of them have a mono/stereo switch.

Guess I'll wire up the two left sides for now and keep the "right" wire bundled up for when I can afford the luxury of a stereo audio...
Forum: COMM 01-23-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By control
The radio has three audio inputs so in my case...

The radio has three audio inputs so in my case the GTN625, GDU470 and one undecided will be inputs.

But these will go thru the radio, nothing is planned to be connected directly to the headset. (In...
Forum: COMM 01-23-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By control
Stereo headset jacks to mono radio input (ICOM220)

So I am installing my new ICOM 220 in my RV14.

The headset jacks are stereo, now the question is how do I wire these to the ICOMs mono input:

1. Left channel combined from pilot and copilot to...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By control
I managed to do it by myself... so a first time...

I managed to do it by myself... so a first time builder can do it.

If I ever do this again, I will mount as much as possible on the FW before hanging the engine, I would attach things like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By control
The 507 communicates over the can-bus... VNAV...

The 507 communicates over the can-bus... VNAV button...

If I had or would be given the 305 for free then I would not upgrade, but for a new installation I would go with the 507.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,847
Posted By control
I have had great success using the cutter without...

I have had great success using the cutter without cage in a small battery powered screwdriver. Easiet than going full manual as I can focus on keeping the angle right while the machine works at a...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By control
I am a Little hesitant to answer as I am no...

I am a Little hesitant to answer as I am no authority on this subject and also since I have a taildragger.

Anyhow: As I understand it, the Point of the tape is to lock the gear leg fairing to the...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,027
Posted By control
The problem is that when you perform step1 (se...

The problem is that when you perform step1 (se post #19) during placement the top skin, you will most likely get some sealant on the top.

So even with a slow build, I have to go out and verify that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-08-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By control
Not much to fabricate but there have been a few...

Not much to fabricate but there have been a few pieces, like these:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yxX_0ZLSB9A/VB3woVsQ5KI/AAAAAAAACjU/O-Rvg65zqpQ/s1600/IMG_6895.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By control
Is it in flying condition? With those prices I...

Is it in flying condition? With those prices I sure would look into the adventure of crossing the pond by yourself flying the AC :)
Forum: Safety 01-08-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,042
Posted By control
"What is quite clear is that the charts typically...

"What is quite clear is that the charts typically used to describe the phenomenon show a large area we simply can’t reach."

I do not agree, the chart shows a docile fat wing, our RVs have a...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,890
Posted By control
One of the main features with GAD27 is to have...

One of the main features with GAD27 is to have stabile power during startup, I now note that you have not connected those pins in your diagram. Check the G3X installation manual for what LRUs they...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By control
That would be one long bench! I do not have the...

That would be one long bench!

I do not have the measurement now but I would anyhow suggest that you build two benches and have some air between them. I think I have around 300 of the #40 clecos...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,890
Posted By control
Got it in my mail, thanx! :D

Got it in my mail, thanx!
:D
Forum: Safety 01-03-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,042
Posted By control
One of the best learning experiences for me was...

One of the best learning experiences for me was during my first aerobatic lesson in a Bellanca Decathlon:

My instructor first demonstrated from the back seat and then had me slow down to a few...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By control
The pneumatic blind riveter earns its cost when...

The pneumatic blind riveter earns its cost when riveting the luggage area alone!
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By control
You get a solution that looks way better, like...

You get a solution that looks way better, like they say on JDAIR: "With this latch there are no parts extruding from the aircraft skin, it's a flush mount system. Simply push in on the forward part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,132
Posted By control
At first it was "the build" and "the project"....

At first it was "the build" and "the project".

When the empennage and fuselage was joined and definitely when it was up on the gear, it became "the aircraft". :)
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By control
This or something similar will definitely go into...

This or something similar will definitely go into my 14 at some point. But for now I focus on getting it in the air!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By control
I have a "first try" in my panel now, I have a...

I have a "first try" in my panel now, I have a new blank for the next version waiting for an upgrade after phase1.

What I am trying to design is a layout that works for all three:

- The startup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,574
Posted By control
Would you not like to be able to operate the...

Would you not like to be able to operate the controls from both seats? If you like using your left hand for engine controls, why not fly from the right seat?
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,416
Posted By control
Be careful, we have been told several times by...

Be careful, we have been told several times by Vans now that the 14 is somewhat different than the other RVs when it comes to alignment ;)
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 48,184
Posted By control
Another great one, congrats!

Another great one, congrats!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-30-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,915
Posted By control
The stick in the 14A seems to be 1 or maybe even...

The stick in the 14A seems to be 1 or maybe even more inches shorter than the one in the 14. Good timing for me as I am about to try and adjust my stick to better fit the Tosten grip.
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By control
I guess the ideal height would be so that you can...

I guess the ideal height would be so that you can rest your hip on the side rail when leaning into the fuselage.

I had to have it about 1 feet above the floor to be able to open and close the canopy...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,152
Posted By control
Congrats! Nice touch with the stick description...

Congrats! Nice touch with the stick description pictures on the panel :)
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By control
Yes, the already dull bits just need a little bit...

Yes, the already dull bits just need a little bit more "sanding" especially on the sides close to the tip.
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By control
Not my discovery: I read about it, probably on...

Not my discovery: I read about it, probably on this forum.

So it was my first alternative when i discovered that the special plexi bit really caught the plexi and was actually worse than standard...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 396,273
Posted By control
Looks great! In the top picture you have somehow...

Looks great! In the top picture you have somehow made an RV10 look small :)
Forum: COMM 11-26-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By control
Having the audio panel high was useful in the old...

Having the audio panel high was useful in the old days when you looked at the outer/inner marking light. Now I cast another vote for "option 3" ;)
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By control
If I build another 14, I will do a lot more of...

If I build another 14, I will do a lot more of the wiring, placement of ANL-fuse and things like that before hanging the engine.

I liked having the fuselage down low when doing all the sanding on...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By control
I got special plexi drills but was not really...

I got special plexi drills but was not really happy with them. I then tested and came to the conclusion that ordinary drill bits that was run into concrete for 30 seconds worked muh better than the...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By control
Reality check, wheel fairing alignment 14, td

So I followed the instructions in 46B-06 and I get a 0.6 degree difference between the deck and the bracket. This leads to a less than 1mm, close to 1/32 inch difference in vertical offset.

Am I...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,808
Posted By control
I did mine earlier this week. Did everything...

I did mine earlier this week. Did everything exept the riveting by myself. I needed 1.5 hours to get it done (I primed :p )
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,889
Posted By control
Amazing! :D

Amazing! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,162
Posted By control
I wish I only needed to consider choosing between...

I wish I only needed to consider choosing between good dealers, I would for instance love to buy more from Stein but the customs hassle is incredibly annoying and I have a feeling that it is worse...
Forum: International 11-06-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,662
Posted By control
If i buy a RV10 or sling 4 kit, (or quickbuild...

If i buy a RV10 or sling 4 kit, (or quickbuild possibly) build it, and register it in spain/germany/uk
Can i fly internationally within EASA? In most but not all EASA contries
Can i fly night time? I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By control
I am using the MGL ECB but the switch kit was out...

I am using the MGL ECB but the switch kit was out of stock so I am using my own switches that does not even have LEDs... So I am no help but interested in the solution as I might buy the switch kit...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 63,530
Posted By control
Congrats! A great looking machine!

Congrats! A great looking machine!
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By control
2. You can get the 390 with one p-mag and the...

2. You can get the 390 with one p-mag and the other slot empty or with a traditional mag. You can then use whatever you want a the second "mag". Lycoming wont sell it with to p-mags installed.

3....
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,340
Posted By control
I like this: "10. Flying and navigating in an RV...

I like this:

"10. Flying and navigating in an RV at night with just a G5, and an iPad with Foreflight, is no major problem. Did I mention that the battery backup option for the G5 is a good...
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