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Forum: RV-14 02-22-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,980
Posted By control
Sorry, I just missed...

Sorry, I just missed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,845
Posted By control
Order made :D

Order made :D
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 90,003
Posted By control
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By control
I spent almost exactly 2000 hours working on my...

I spent almost exactly 2000 hours working on my slow build RV-14 before it flew unpainted. (For me it took 5 years, 3 months between first rivet and first flight.)

Already dreaming about building...
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,980
Posted By control
I´ll post pictures after the next weekend. If I...

I´ll post pictures after the next weekend. If I can get a helper, I will remove the canopy for fixing.

Ken: I think I will do a little of that as well :)
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,980
Posted By control
I am now in the club despite having removed...

I am now in the club despite having removed proseal during the build after being warned in this tread. :mad:

I had totally forgotten about the potential issue, I was just in the hangar to install my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-07-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By control
I prefer to have the part clamped down, dremel in...

I prefer to have the part clamped down, dremel in one hand and the end of a vacuum hose in the other. Very little dust escapes :)
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By control
reposting an advice I read and followed before my...

reposting an advice I read and followed before my first flight:

Set the values with more margin than for what you will use in the long run.

Getting an annoying warning for a slightly higher/lower...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,114
Posted By control
I push the "new post" button, get a result and...

I push the "new post" button, get a result and choose to read the topics that sound interesting. This one is about spinning in the MODEL SPECIFIC RV-14 part of the forum.

I am wasting a lot of time...
Forum: GPS 02-02-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,846
Posted By control
Did the upgrade today. Took three tries to...

Did the upgrade today. Took three tries to upgrade the waas part. It started %progress but stopped with a fail message two times. Third try was a charm :)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-27-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,161
Posted By control
My dream combination would be something like a...

My dream combination would be something like a Rotax or diesel powered high wing twin.

Probably not feasible to make a strutless high wing twin but I would love something that looks like a C177 with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By control
For day VFR, flying behind a G5 works great. That...

For day VFR, flying behind a G5 works great. That is how I fly my part owned Cozy3. We still have the old altimeter and speed indicator but that is just because it is more work to remove that let it...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,835
Posted By control
I read about 74/72 on this site before ordering....

I read about 74/72 on this site before ordering. Since I always aim for 3-pointers I am not that worried about ground clearance (hope I don´t have to eat these words ;) )

Extra performance is of...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,835
Posted By control
I went with the standard 390 and a 74 inch...

I went with the standard 390 and a 74 inch Hartzell (72 recommended). I choose one slick, one PMag.

Is Thunderbolt worth it? I obviously did not think so but if you have better finances than me,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By control
Come to think of it, I once could not use Garmin...

Come to think of it, I once could not use Garmin Pilot because it required a large download and I was away from wifi.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By control
What Android device do you use? I have about 40...

What Android device do you use? I have about 40 flights now with Garmin Pilot on my Samsung S10+, perfect function so far. (I have it on a RAM mount on the panel, easy to tilt if the sun/reflection...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,479
Posted By control
I printed it myself on an old wanhao i3 3D...

I printed it myself on an old wanhao i3 3D printer from the file that is available in the link on post #15.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,479
Posted By control
Looks like mine, even has the same colour :) Mine...

Looks like mine, even has the same colour :)
Mine treads all the way in.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,174
Posted By control
Based on specs. and cost(engine options) the 7...

Based on specs. and cost(engine options) the 7 would probably continue to be more popular that the 14.

What made it a "no brainer" for me to choose the 14 was the incredibly much better instructions...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By control
I have the opposite experience, the main harness...

I have the opposite experience, the main harness has definitely costed me both time and frustration and I am not happy with the end result. :(
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,479
Posted By control
I have a smaller line for the dehumidifier. I put...

I have a smaller line for the dehumidifier. I put electrical tape over this line so that it fits snug into the breather tube. For extra safety, I have taped some locking wire to the line, close to...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By control
This is why I prefer the "priming" method of...

This is why I prefer the "priming" method of having mixture and throttle full forward and then engage the fuel pump until it shows pressure and then stop it, by doing it this way the pump don't have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By control
One solution is to order it with the wing kit and...

One solution is to order it with the wing kit and start with the tanks.

For other parts I see no problem with using proseal that has been in the freezer for more than the date on the container.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By control
I would be a customer if you made a similar board...

I would be a customer if you made a similar board for a G3X system.

I suggest you use contacts that make alterations possible as I am sure most potential customer has at least one or two unique...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,315
Posted By control
My reply cannot be chosen "would like to be able...

My reply cannot be chosen "would like to be able to choose between these three: anonymous to all, anonymous to all but ATC, public to all" :)
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By control
I do not leave mine open even inside a closed...

I do not leave mine open even inside a closed hangar. Canopy has fallen down twice already, once I caught it, the first time it bounced and I was terrified until I saw that no damage was done....
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By control
I am at the beginning of my "phase 1" testing. I...

I am at the beginning of my "phase 1" testing. I plan to have plenty of numbers by this summer, for now I have these three unverified examples:

IAS 140kt, Engine power 46%, Fuelflow 6.4 gph, MAP...
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,728
Posted By control
My plan for 2021 :D My wife was really excited...

My plan for 2021 :D
My wife was really excited about how close the skiing is :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By control
I have a single 7¨G3X touch currently in my...

I have a single 7¨G3X touch currently in my RV-14. Very happy with it and perfectly fine for day VFR.

I use Garmin Pilot on my phone for navigation so not seeing any map on my EFIS when looking at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By control
I feel that a more positive example should also...

I feel that a more positive example should also be voiced:

I build my RV14 during about 5.5 years. What made it possible to do while being a full-time working family man was:

- Supportive wife, she...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,274
Posted By control
Set to low RPM/course in a real emergency but...

Set to low RPM/course in a real emergency but practice with it set for fine/max RPM when training as this is probably what you will get if you have a normal CS installation...
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,094
Posted By control
Another happy customer. Installed after...

Another happy customer. Installed after completing and mounting the wings, a hassle to work under the wing but still easy. :D
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By control
I built a TD, this inventory list still helped me...

I built a TD, this inventory list still helped me a lot! :D
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZO_bg8ZL9hxyVqrtMvXJqSUiQZ6qZCtB5tQrpaHPbg8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,411
Posted By control
The two most important checks in my opinion: -...

The two most important checks in my opinion:
- Check the controls all the way from the stick and pedals to the ailerons/elevators/rudder. Verify that every connection in between are properly attached...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,742
Posted By control
My brain told me to put the little wheel at the...

My brain told me to put the little wheel at the front, my heart wanted it in the back....

The above really sums it up, if you listen to logical arguments you will almost always end up with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,673
Posted By control
https://youtu.be/BeFqo3o12SA Moved my RV14 to a...

https://youtu.be/BeFqo3o12SA
Moved my RV14 to a new airport (much closer to where I will move to in spring/2020)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,893
Posted By control
I have flown Pawnees, Cubs, Super Cubs, Jodel and...

I have flown Pawnees, Cubs, Super Cubs, Jodel and Super Decathlon before flying my RV-14.

I have not flown an RV-7 yet but I can say that flying a Super Decathlon was a very suitable preparation for...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,921
Posted By control
Great information! (Like the OAT sensor on a...

Great information!

(Like the OAT sensor on a C172 or the fuel caps on a PA28 :) )
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By control
- I guess a stall warning vane is not needed with...

- I guess a stall warning vane is not needed with AOA pitot tubes these days?
Agree, I put small "oops" rivets in the two pre drilled holes.

- the aircraft will be IFR and with autopilot - do I need...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 84,319
Posted By control
Another great one :D

Another great one :D
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By control
The noise level is not important for our...

The noise level is not important for our application… If you go by some of the big brands like Noctua or Pabst, you can trust the CFM claims.

Or google for fans on computer oveclocking sites and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,414
Posted By control
Not happy about it but the backside of my panel...

Not happy about it but the backside of my panel looks not to far away from that currently :(...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,433
Posted By control
Im doing some flying in DCS with an Oculus rift...

Im doing some flying in DCS with an Oculus rift VR headset.

Still not useful for landning training but with this I feel that even aerobatic routines can be practiced.

In the past I used MS FS a...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By control
I only have 10 hours on my 14 so far. Interested...

I only have 10 hours on my 14 so far. Interested in the values of others. The below is from the log of my last flight.

In general this final was flown at 75kt slowing to 70 above the numbers. MAP at...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,532
Posted By control
Is the poll about what I did or what I...

Is the poll about what I did or what I recommend?

I did not use one. Anyone not using one should try to do more wiring and brake/pedal installation earlier that if just following the manual.
Forum: Tools 10-04-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By control
I had my C-frame on a separate stand that I...

I had my C-frame on a separate stand that I clamped between two EAA-benches when in use.

It was a great solution, never in the way and when in use I had lots of supporting bench area on both sides....
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By control
Many chapters can be downloaded from...

Many chapters can be downloaded from here:
https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/?aircraft=rv-14&doctype=all
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,748
Posted By control
Congrats!!! :D

Congrats!!! :D
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,152
Posted By control
1212, not painted, no autopilot servos, very...

1212, not painted, no autopilot servos, very simple panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
Posted By control
Looks great! :D

Looks great! :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-23-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By control
Great write up, thank you! :D

Great write up, thank you! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By control
Mixture: 176-VTT-2-56.0 Throttle:...

Mixture: 176-VTT-2-56.0
Throttle: 176-VTT-2.25-51.0
Prop: 176-VTT-2-57.0

I think I actually got a 2 inch throw on the throttle as well. I got the governor arm from a local supplier who ordered it...
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By control
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M3XenWdX0WwJi9o-l...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M3XenWdX0WwJi9o-l-wr2um5e25Od7yo/view?usp=sharing

Sure took some time but here it is: Very close to 550mm :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By control
Nope, I ordered custom length cables from...

Nope, I ordered custom length cables from Vans:

CT Q- customer cables:
56 inches long, standard throw
57 inches long, standard throw
51 inches, 2.25 throw
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By control
Mine is stock and looks kind of ugly but the...

Mine is stock and looks kind of ugly but the results are great, I will take pictures when I am at the airport the next time.
Forum: International 09-12-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,507
Posted By control
Great read, thanx!

Great read, thanx!
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By control
Are you using the original stick provided by Vans...

Are you using the original stick provided by Vans in the kit or the cut down version from Tosten.

You can cut down the originals yourself but it is a hassle with the bend having started to make the...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,111
Posted By control
Should be possible to du better, here is a pic...

Should be possible to du better, here is a pic from my latest flight, OAT on ground at 24 celcius (75f). Only have 9 hours on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By control
Congrats! :) Did I read that right, you only...

Congrats! :)

Did I read that right, you only need 5 hours of flight testing for an RV12 in the UK?
Forum: Flight Testing 09-02-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,822
Posted By control
EAA Flight test cards... as a download?

Any news about when this will be available?

I would have no problem paying the same amount for a digital download as for the printed version.
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By control
I´ll measure tomorrow and post if you have not...

I´ll measure tomorrow and post if you have not gotten a reply by then...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,008
Posted By control
Sounds perfect :) My empty CG is actually to far...

Sounds perfect :) My empty CG is actually to far forward at the moment but that will change as I install the autopilot servos. Currently I have a minimum weight limit on the pilot of 69,5 kg to get...
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