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Forum: RV-14 06-03-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By GigAir
Dudley. On my first few flights, with wheel...

Dudley. On my first few flights, with wheel pants installed, the ball was way out of center. After much musing, it turned out that the nose gear break away force was insufficient (I believe it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,106
Posted By GigAir
Congratulations Tom! I am very proud of you and...

Congratulations Tom! I am very proud of you and your wife, raising such an exceptional son. Way to go. My thought would be, don't give up the RV-12, unless you have lost the passion. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 47,166
Posted By GigAir
A followup on, previously reported, post #136 in...

A followup on, previously reported, post #136 in this thread, failure of PP 60Amp IR alternator, at 115 hours. I shipped the failed unit to PP for warranty. Today I found out their determination of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-04-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 47,166
Posted By GigAir
Van's supplied Plane Power 60 amp alternator...

Van's supplied Plane Power 60 amp alternator failed at 115 hours, installed on IO-390. I suspect the internal voltage regulator. Disappointed to say the least.:mad:

Greg Novotny
RV-14a N14ZP
KTIW...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,408
Posted By GigAir
My question is whether any of these covers can...

My question is whether any of these covers can scratch the canopy. Abbys cover is lined with a nylon ripstop type material, with exposed seams. Bruce's is lined with a microfiber. Has anyone had...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,600
Posted By GigAir
Bill, Thank you for taking the time to share your...

Bill, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. I have a mere 56 hours on my RV-14a, and all of your input is extremely insightful and fascinating. Even though, I am well past Phase...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,498
Posted By GigAir
Scott, I am sure you are an expert at removing...

Scott,

I am sure you are an expert at removing the bottom cowling, as you say, in 10 minutes. I would like to hear what techniques, steps, lessons learned you may have for re-installing the RV-14a...
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,765
Posted By GigAir
Tom, Not related to noise, but I too was having...

Tom,
Not related to noise, but I too was having issues with my exhaust hangers, which I discussed with Vans. In response Vans published a short new video, found under the "Service Info and Revisions...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,253
Posted By GigAir
Way to go Tom! You sound relieved and newly...

Way to go Tom! You sound relieved and newly motivated. Its all worth it, in the end:D

Greg Novotny
RV-14a N14ZP
Phase 1 complete
Repairman's certificate issued
Happy as **** to be somewhat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By GigAir
Scott, At the other extreme, what about a...

Scott,

At the other extreme, what about a situation where the flats on the large castle nut do not line up with the cotter pin hole, and therefor a higher breakout force is used? Something much...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By GigAir
Stoney, After a year of flying, I am curious...

Stoney, After a year of flying, I am curious what if any debris you found in your fuel filter. Any surprises? How many hours?

Greg Novotny:D
RV14ZP 140209
Phase 1
Tacoma Narrows Airport
Gig...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,168
Posted By GigAir
Thanks for all the kind comments. The paint...

Thanks for all the kind comments. The paint scheme was done by the very talented Jonathan McCormick, "The Plane Schemer". The actual paint was base coat clear coat PPG DCC done in expert detail by...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,168
Posted By GigAir
First Flight N14ZP 7/19/17

There was nothing left to do, but fire it up and go flying. She flew extremely well, no adverse characteristics. Really the most eventful part of the 0.6 hour first flight was the coyote in the...
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,265
Posted By GigAir
Defueling a Tank

I think I opened a can of worms. Wow, what a great range of inputs, all sincerely informative and appreciated. Thank you for sharing....for the next round of guys faced with a similar...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,265
Posted By GigAir
Defueling

Outstanding input Gentleman. Thank you!

Greg Novotny:D
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,265
Posted By GigAir
Defueling a Tank

While calibrating my fuel tanks, my EFIS shut down unexpectedly, after I had filled one tank with 22 of the 25 gallons. All data was lost, and I am faced with de-fueling a near full tank, to start...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,456
Posted By GigAir
Open Question for the Engineers at Vans

Is this kinda...sort of....what you had in mind?

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/gnovotny/media/7-5-17/IMG_4186_zpsubkp4fq1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Greg Novotny
140209 N14ZP
KTIW:D
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By GigAir
My RV-14a at Tacoma Narrows (KTIW) is well into...

My RV-14a at Tacoma Narrows (KTIW) is well into final assembly. First engine start soon. You are welcome to come visit, if you are in the Gig Harbor, WA area anytime soon.

Greg Novotny
RV-14a...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,041
Posted By GigAir
Baffle Clearance to Cowl

Tim. Once again, great post. I am finishing all the FWF items and this is very timely. Is there anyway you could post a couple pictures of the specific cowl areas where you are experiencing this...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,940
Posted By GigAir
Tim, THANK YOU, for continuing to do these...

Tim, THANK YOU, for continuing to do these "shakedown reports" on the RV-14a.
With a new model like this, there will be a myriad of little things, like this heater cable, that needs to be understood...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,279
Posted By GigAir
Joe, Every message in this thread is truly...

Joe,

Every message in this thread is truly heartfelt and inspirational. You have an army of support out here in the hinterland. Don't give up the Fight! Thank you for ALL of your contributions. ...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,877
Posted By GigAir
I too would like a copy. gnovotny@earthlink.net ...

I too would like a copy. gnovotny@earthlink.net

Thank you!

Greg Novotny
RV-14a N14ZP
80% done, 90% to go:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By GigAir
You and your wife obviously did a tremendous job...

You and your wife obviously did a tremendous job of parenting and guidance, and it has paid off in Jeff's life. I am so very happy for your family:D

Greg Novotny
RV-14a N14ZP (80% complete)
former...
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,766
Posted By GigAir
Great work Stoney. How exactly did you do it? ...

Great work Stoney. How exactly did you do it? What a practical idea.;)
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,641
Posted By GigAir
Stoney Congratulations! It must feel wonderful....

Stoney

Congratulations! It must feel wonderful. Be safe as you explore the flight envelope.

Thanks for being on the pointy end of the sword, blazing the trail on the RV-14/14a. All of us...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,363
Posted By GigAir
Rob, I know you have just begun testing, but down...

Rob,
I know you have just begun testing, but down the road, will you incorporate two AFS 5700, as an option, on a RV-14 "Quick Panel"? Greg
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,320
Posted By GigAir
Thank you to every one of you for contributing to...

Thank you to every one of you for contributing to my better understanding of prop choices. I too, enjoy the little nuggets of knowledge that surface in a discussion like this. And I agree with...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,320
Posted By GigAir
Thanks Scott for you insight. So to summarize...

Thanks Scott for you insight.

So to summarize then, the 72 inch OR the 74 inch are both acceptable on the RV-14a, but Van's is specifying the 74 inch, correct? :D
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,320
Posted By GigAir
Prop Question

FWF Page 44-02 upper left corner Note states: "Van's Aircraft recommends the use of a C2YR-1BFP/F7497 74 inch Hartzell Propeller on the RV-14a or C2YR-1BFP/F74972 72 inch Hartzell Propeller on the...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,115
Posted By GigAir
Gratitude

I was building the rollover structure in Section 37, and admiring how all the compound curves fit together like a big Leggo. Next, I broke open the newly acquired Finish Kit and began to marvel at...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,456
Posted By GigAir
Part number? Proper Van's identification please?

Part number? Proper Van's identification please?
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,977
Posted By GigAir
Talking NACA scoop/fresh air vent

Referencing plans page *29-21 figure 3: instructs you to trim the forward portion of the NACA scoop/air vent, (part SV-10) and install it in the appropriate location. However, when doing so, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,618
Posted By GigAir
Thumbs up EXCELLENT!!

EXCELLENT!!
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,613
Posted By GigAir
Thank you Scott. I, for one, very much value and...

Thank you Scott. I, for one, very much value and appreciate your perspective.:o
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,613
Posted By GigAir
Talking Fire wall Forward Kit

IMHO the RV-14 community is way overdue for a project update from Van's.
There are many of us, who are seriously striving to get our aircraft into Phase 1, during :)calendar year 2016. Scott, can...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,270
Posted By GigAir
TE of ailerons and flaps

The AEX wedge in the TE of the ailerons and flaps protrudes about 3/64” beyond the edge of the skins. I haven’t found any reference in the plans,or previous thread, relating to the finish detail for...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,664
Posted By GigAir
Would you please post a photo of your...

Would you please post a photo of your heater/controller installation on the wing access panel? Thanks for all the fertile pitot/AOA posts.

Greg :D
140209
wings and empennage nearly done!
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,427
Posted By GigAir
Smile Scott: Thank you for expanding my understanding...

Scott: Thank you for expanding my understanding of the need for aileron trim in the RV-14. Page 01-01 of the plan set, shows "aileron trim" as a kit option, but is it available yet? Will it be...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,312
Posted By GigAir
Absolutely great work Rob! Will there be any...

Absolutely great work Rob! Will there be any opportunity for dual VHF radios in one of your Quickbuild panels?

Greg Novotny
RV-14a 140209
empennage and wings in progress
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,544
Posted By GigAir
Anyone Building a -14 in the SEA Area?

I am building a 14a in Port Orchard, WA that will be based at KTIW (Tacoma Narrows). Is there anyone else, in the greater Seattle area building a -14? It would be a pleasure to compare notes and...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 93,492
Posted By GigAir
RV-14a serial number 140209

I too have been lurking around the VAF forum for some time now. It is time to come out of the shadows. My first kit is scheduled to arrive March 16. Thank you to all of you “early adopters”...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,752
Posted By GigAir
Are there any cooling issues with the IO-390 in...

Are there any cooling issues with the IO-390 in the RV-14a? What kind of CHT and oil temperatures have you witnessed? Thanks for all the great info and perspective, it helps tremendously.

Greg...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,059
Posted By GigAir
Talking Congratulations Andy! Thank you for documenting...

Congratulations Andy! Thank you for documenting the entire building process and Phase 1 with your :Dfabulous detailed photos. It makes the entire project "come alive". BTW, what kind of camera are...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-22-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 86,953
Posted By GigAir
I am so impressed Andy! You are a true...

I am so impressed Andy! You are a true inspiration. And "No discrepancies"!! BTW in your first flight video, you look extremely comfortable. Extremely Well done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,084
Posted By GigAir
Thanks Rion! I will respond in greater detail...

Thanks Rion! I will respond in greater detail via PM. Greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,084
Posted By GigAir
T5HO

It never ceases to amaze me, the depth of knowledge in these forums. I thank every one of you for responding. It appears as though T5HO is the consensus favorite. So, can anyone tell me, in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,084
Posted By GigAir
Hangar Lighting

I am having a new T hangar built, (KTIW) and am choosing the electrical layout and lighting options. Does anyone have any definitive advice on high bay lighting (20'+ ceiling) options for a T...
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