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Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,559
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for the picture. That is likely what I'll...

Thanks for the picture. That is likely what I'll end up doing. I take it that the control doesn't have too much slop at the forward position as you have it installed?
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,559
Posted By iamtheari
I don't know if the Beringer valve will stay in...

I don't know if the Beringer valve will stay in the "set" position without help. I do know that mine was working its way from the "release" position on its own, over the course of 5-10 seconds after...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By iamtheari
I haven't compared the plans for other kits. I...

I haven't compared the plans for other kits. I know they use the same sender. So if it is safe to let it contact the top tank skin in an RV-6, why wouldn't it be in an RV-14? I'll hope for more...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By iamtheari
Correct, I am measuring on the bench out of the...

Correct, I am measuring on the bench out of the tank. I didn't see anything obviously wrong with the wiper or coil but I'll take a closer look tonight.

The instructions do say that there should be a...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By iamtheari
Fuel Level Sender Open Circuit at One End

We are working on the fuel tanks and I ran into a possible issue. I wanted to run it by the board before moving forward.

I measured the ohm range on both fuel senders that I received with the RV-14...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By iamtheari
Page 13-02 step 5 - drilling bottom wing box stiffeners

This step has you drill the bottom wing box J-stiffeners to the bottom flange of the main spar except in the areas where nutplates will go, and then you "roll them 180 degrees and re-cleco them onto...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 99,538
Posted By iamtheari
In addition to my prior request (asking for a...

In addition to my prior request (asking for a configurable discrete input to play/pause Bluetooth audio playback so I can pause my audiobook from the stick when ATC calls me)...

I wish that the G3X...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By iamtheari
This appears to answer...

This appears to answer it:
https://www8.garmin.com/automotive/pdfs/VIRB-Ultra30-specs.pdf

G3X Touch Connext provides:

Position
Altitude
Course Over Ground
Pitch
Roll
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-20-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By iamtheari
GPS groundspeed and altitude come from the Virb....

GPS groundspeed and altitude come from the Virb. The information I want is the air data, like indicated airspeed, altitude, and temperature. I suspect this information is available but can't find...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-20-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By iamtheari
The Virb 30 Ultra is the one I'm looking at. Did...

The Virb 30 Ultra is the one I'm looking at. Did the audio recording via bluetooth have decent quality? Did you try any of the other data like airspeed?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-20-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By iamtheari
G3X Touch and Virb G-Metrix

Does anyone know of a reference that identifies which parameters the Garmin Virb will record when paired with a G3X Touch panel? I am putting the G3X in my plane and I am considering asking Santa to...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,718
Posted By iamtheari
Do you have a picture of your bracket in the map...

Do you have a picture of your bracket in the map box hole? It seems to me that it would be a difficult place to stabilize even one device, much less two. But using that space would really free up a...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By iamtheari
The RV-14 fuselage kit includes the longerons....

The RV-14 fuselage kit includes the longerons. There is not a full length longeron as in earlier kits, so they don’t have to go in the spar crate.

The wing kit includes a fuel tank leak test...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
Posted By iamtheari
I am building an RV-14 (taildragger) in my...

I am building an RV-14 (taildragger) in my unfinished basement with a walk-out French door. I delayed posting this because I didn't want to jinx myself. Tonight, we successfully removed the fuselage...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By iamtheari
Fair point. I just looked at the plans and they...

Fair point. I just looked at the plans and they are indeed "defog fans." I don't mean to imply that they should remove frost any better than the "defrost" in my car does. We just lack the word...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By iamtheari
I'm asking a practical question. I was flying the...

I'm asking a practical question. I was flying the prototype with Mike Seager last week and the fans had a hard time clearing fog from the interior of the canopy. More airflow can't hurt.
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By iamtheari
My main question is how many CFM the kit-supplied...

My main question is how many CFM the kit-supplied fans move. Itís hard to gauge an upgrade without knowing the baseline. I agree that noise level doesnít matter in this application.
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By iamtheari
Defrost Fan Specs

Does anyone know exactly who makes the defrost fans that come in the RV-14 finishing kit, and what their specified airflow is?

I'm looking at upgrading the fans to improve airflow in the hopes of...
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 135
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
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Posted By iamtheari
I completed the fuselage kit and put the plane on...

I completed the fuselage kit and put the plane on landing gear before I ordered the WH-00125. Tonight, as I am partly done installing half of the wiring harness, I feel like that was a mistake.

I...
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By iamtheari
Iím not flying yet. I did not modify the stock...

Iím not flying yet. I did not modify the stock IO-390 oil filter arrangement. Having a taildragger might help me catch the oil in the filter. Or it may lead to a huge mess. Since Iíve mounted the...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,718
Posted By iamtheari
I am still playing with ideas on this. Thanks to...

I am still playing with ideas on this. Thanks to everyone who has sent me pictures and thoughts!

One idea I have is to mount the VP-X underneath the forward top skin, between the F-01456 forward...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. I've researched the mounting issues and...

Thanks. I've researched the mounting issues and it seems that people with RV-14's like I am building have had good luck mounting the GSU on the GDU, but I am still planning to mount my GSU's to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By iamtheari
While Iím here, the P4601 connector on the GDU...

While Iím here, the P4601 connector on the GDU 460 has two power outputs. I have been planning my wiring on the assumption that they will provide power to the GSU from the same two sources as the GDU...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for responding so quickly and precisely. I...

Thanks for responding so quickly and precisely. I was using revision AH of the manual. Not sure if there was a change to the drawings or if I was misinterpreting a drawing in the GTN and/or GTX...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By iamtheari
Sanity Check on G3X/GTN Data Connections

I am almost ready to start wiring my panel. I am installing a G3X PFD and MFD, a GTN 650, a GTX 45R, a GTR 20, and the miscellaneous support LRUs. Before I commit my pin-by-pin spreadsheet to wires,...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By iamtheari
ELT test wire pin

I am working on wiring the ELT mini-DIN connector. The three wires supplied with the empennage kit wiring harness, terminated from Van's with pins, work out fine. But the ACK-04 ELT requires me to...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By iamtheari
Update for those playing the home game, I decided...

Update for those playing the home game, I decided to use a couple of K1100-06 nutplates from the wing kit in these positions and order a couple more later on.
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,718
Posted By iamtheari
Your blog and a few others' have been receiving...

Your blog and a few others' have been receiving steady traffic from my work IP address for the past month. Thank you for documenting what you did. You really did stack things up on that drop-down...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By iamtheari
I am not sure, but my guess is that the MS21047...

I am not sure, but my guess is that the MS21047 nutplate would not help. The problem is that the dimpled hole for the #6 screw interferes with a K1000-06 nutplate, and those look like they have the...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,718
Posted By iamtheari
Remote Avionics Mounting Ideas/Pictures

I am doing a Garmin G3X Touch system in my RV-14, with the higher end of average number of remote avionics. The sub panel provides some space to work with and I know that most people seem to build...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By iamtheari
I think all my K1100-06 nutplates have been used...

I think all my K1100-06 nutplates have been used up, other than the 10 in the wing kit. I'm leaning toward using my flush set in the pneumatic squeezer to un-dimple these two holes and then...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By iamtheari
Dimple vs. countersink - page 12-12 step 3 vs. page 12-11 step 6

I ran into a bit of a snag with the plans for the empennage. Page 12-11 (revision 2) step 6 says to dimple the holes in the vertical stabilizer assembly where the empennage gap cover is dimpled and,...
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By iamtheari
I'm finally at this step, myself. Has anyone used...

I'm finally at this step, myself. Has anyone used a thick mixture of epoxy and microballoons instead of Bondo? I can't find Bondo locally so I would have to wait until I'm in a bigger town to pick...
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By iamtheari
The typical wiring seems to be that the ANL fuse...

The typical wiring seems to be that the ANL fuse sits between the alternator and the main bus, and the ammeter is either in series with the ANL fuse or between the battery and the main bus. I would...
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By iamtheari
Resurrecting my thread. The Garmin ammeter shunt...

Resurrecting my thread. The Garmin ammeter shunt is rated for 100 amps. Above that, will it blow like a fuse or will it melt down like Chernobyl?
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By iamtheari
My elevator and HS fairings are on and I just...

My elevator and HS fairings are on and I just measured for you. 10í4-1/2Ē.
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By iamtheari
It turns out that this was subject to a revision...

It turns out that this was subject to a revision in the plans. I have my printed plans, up-to-date, with the plane. I have a copy from the USB stick I ordered before I got the ticket on my computer....
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you for the link. I wish I had read that SB...

Thank you for the link. I wish I had read that SB more closely before ordering parts since the RV-14 plans call out the wrong size plug. At least it's an easy problem to solve.
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By iamtheari
Fuel spider GAGE plug size

Page 51-06 figure 1 claims that an F 1/4 PIPE PLUG is the correct plug for the GAGE port on the fuel spider. I ordered an F 1/4 PIPE PLUG from Van's and what I got came in a bag with that label, but...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By iamtheari
The piece in the kit is enough to build two...

The piece in the kit is enough to build two canopies. Unfortunately itís the blockier seal material that I ran out of due to mistakes. Iíll be in a bigger town with aviation stores like Loweís this...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By iamtheari
C-1447 D seal material

Page 38-34 steps 12-15 relate to the C-1447 D seal. It appears that this is the SEAL-00005 material. However, this is not explicitly stated anywhere that I see in the plans. I want to be sure I use...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By iamtheari
My USB copy of the plans does not have OP-22.

My USB copy of the plans does not have OP-22.
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By iamtheari
Page 43-12 figure 1 - discard 10-1011

Does anyone know why Vanís wants us to discard the 10-1011 part from the alternator mounting hardware? It doesnít seem like it would hurt anything to have that part in place and also use safety wire...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,128
Posted By iamtheari
Very impressed with Van's tonight

I was going to wait for my friend, an experienced A&P, to come over and help mount my engine, but tonight after moving the oil temperature sensor to the correct location (see other thread--and note...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By iamtheari
I decided to just bite the bullet and put it in...

I decided to just bite the bullet and put it in the right spot tonight. I don't think the place I put it actually does get anything. The oil cooler connection is to the left of this. But maybe you...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By iamtheari
Oil temperature sensor location

We did the engine preparation steps today and I am now confused about something. My Lycoming IO-390 came with a red plastic plug in the port on the top of the oil filter console, immediately forward...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,061
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you very much for posting those pictures....

Thank you very much for posting those pictures. It looks like a tight fit, but a fit nonetheless! I also really appreciate your PIREP on the oil accumulator. :)
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By iamtheari
On page 06-04 figure 1, we left 6 holes open on...

On page 06-04 figure 1, we left 6 holes open on each side of the vertical stabilizer. On page 12-11 figure 2, it says to final drill #27 the aft hole (which is just the metal fairing and vertical...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,061
Posted By iamtheari
Nice video...it inspired me to work on the plane...

Nice video...it inspired me to work on the plane last night and get it another couple hours closer to upside-down. :)

I am still torn on any kind of supplemental oil systems for my RV-14, due to...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By iamtheari
Page 12-11 drilling

I have two questions on this page.

First, figure 2 shows, on the empennage fairing to vertical stabilizer skin line, "BLIND-DRILL #40, FINAL-DRILL #27 7 PLACES/SIDE." I only count 5 places per side,...
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By iamtheari
Canopy transition area sanded too thin

Tonight was my second hour sanding on the canopy forward fairing. It turned out really well except for the following two things:

* In the transition area on both sides, I reached plexiglass. On the...
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By iamtheari
I mounted the engine mount on my fuselage without...

I mounted the engine mount on my fuselage without thinking about this. Now I'm finishing up the canopy and thinking about what to do before mounting the engine, so I'll be here watching this thread....
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By iamtheari
ANL fuse and ammeter shunt mounting

I'm using a Vertical Power VP-X instead of circuit breakers, so I don't really 'need' an ammeter. But it is still probably a good idea to have one as a second data point, especially if there ends up...
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,895
Posted By iamtheari
Youíll find that 100%* of your questions will...

Youíll find that 100%* of your questions will have answers here, although at times youíll have to post the answer to your own question after you give up on the cavalry coming and just build...
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By iamtheari
Mine is 5/16Ē from the tail spring. So I think I...

Mine is 5/16Ē from the tail spring. So I think I am safe but as always curious if I should give myself a safer margin.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-03-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By iamtheari
Circuit breaker rating for power plug

I am trying to figure out my VP-X Pro wiring to get as many things as possible their own circuits. I have it nearly figured out but I am left with the power plug being on a 5A circuit or running it...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By iamtheari
I wish mine looked that good. :) One good thing...

I wish mine looked that good. :)

One good thing about building your own plane: The preflight inspection is really quick. If THAT RIVET (you know the one--it's different on my plane but you know...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By iamtheari
I went with the drill #30, then dimple CS4, then...

I went with the drill #30, then dimple CS4, then separate, debur, match drill #30 to canopy skin, and rivet into place. It worked out well enough.
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By iamtheari
Did you at least remember to "DO NOT RIVET" the...

Did you at least remember to "DO NOT RIVET" the middle two holes on the F-14140 stiffeners on page 26-11? I'm happy to report that I have emotionally recovered enough that I don't even remember how...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By iamtheari
Dimpling C-01452 Canopy Clip (page 38-28 step 3)

I was about to dimple the canopy clips for CS4 rivets, but it appears the holes are undersized. These obviously get bent as you rivet them, so the angle of the dimple is probably not critical. I just...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By iamtheari
That's true of the Van's sticks that come with...

That's true of the Van's sticks that come with the kit. Is it also true of the Tosten sticks? The sockets are already in my plane and I really do not want to remove them or try to match drill the...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By iamtheari
Are the Tosten sticks predrilled to fit the bases?

Are the Tosten sticks predrilled to fit the bases?
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