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Forum: Safety 04-18-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,631
Posted By KeithB
I similarly got thinking about my wiring. I have...

I similarly got thinking about my wiring. I have a single wire from the battery to an essential bus switch, bypassing the master relay. That wire is going to get a fuse link on the firewall side by...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By KeithB
Silicon will definitely mess up paint (according...

Silicon will definitely mess up paint (according to my painter). I mounted antennas without sealant (and flew for almost a year), removed them before painting, remounted and then sealed with Dow...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By KeithB
I ran both the Com antenna coax through the...

I ran both the Com antenna coax through the center tunnel with easy install and no operating issues.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,330
Posted By KeithB
Thanks, Bill for a great write up - well thought...

Thanks, Bill for a great write up - well thought out and organized. It appears we are closely linked - my serial # is 140136. Our build took longer as first time builders (first flight 3/8/17) but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,185
Posted By KeithB
I just logged 10 hours over 2 days using 5.9 with...

I just logged 10 hours over 2 days using 5.9 with no issues with the autopilot. However, I agree that refreshes of map data appear to be slow in certain circumstances - more so on the PFD than the...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By KeithB
I also went 1 bay outboard of the access panel on...

I also went 1 bay outboard of the access panel on the lt wing. It’s a little tricky getting it in and out, but you don’t do that frequently. I like czechsix’s suggestion of moving it to the right...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By KeithB
If you can get away with it, a granite counter...

If you can get away with it, a granite counter top in the kitchen makes a great flat surface for making very straight trailing edges. Home politics is the builder’s responsibility :-)
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By KeithB
Welcome to the RV-14 journey. If you are like...

Welcome to the RV-14 journey. If you are like me, it will be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things you undertake - ever! The RV-14 kit makes this incredible process about as good as it can...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By KeithB
From a storage perspective, I’d say it’s...

From a storage perspective, I’d say it’s dependent on your shop and space. I have a larger shop, but after assembly including hardware, I took it all apart. The components were hung high on the...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By KeithB
I found this thread to be one of the most...

I found this thread to be one of the most informative, and it formed the basis for the process I used.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=7602

The key to the "fay sealing" method...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,740
Posted By KeithB
N314KC gets new clothes

N314KC was the 24th RV-14 completed. Her first flight was March 8,2017 and she now has 190 hours. Last Friday, I picked her up from the paint...
Forum: COMM 03-03-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By KeithB
As an alternative, I wired my audible alerts into...

As an alternative, I wired my audible alerts into a switchable input (Aux 2) on my audio panel (Garmin GMA 245) rather than to an unswitched input as suggested by Garmin. If I get in a situation...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By KeithB
I have some reservations about the PC 680 being...

I have some reservations about the PC 680 being close to capacity starting a 390, and wondering what it’s service life is likely to be. How old (years and flying hours) was your battery?
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By KeithB
I covered over the map box hole with a plate and...

I covered over the map box hole with a plate and built rails between the panel and sub panel for mounting boxes.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1136427&postcount=20
The pilot...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,050
Posted By KeithB
I consistently see 155 KIAS and 170 KTAS at 7500...

I consistently see 155 KIAS and 170 KTAS at 7500 feet burning 8.2-8.3 gph running LOP.(Superior XP400, dual PMags).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,185
Posted By KeithB
I did not update to 5.7 - only because the plane...

I did not update to 5.7 - only because the plane is in the paint shop. However, I am intrigued by Jarod_Solomon's comment about the PFD dimming locking up. I am chasing a very similar dimming issue...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By KeithB
Sorry ... this should work better....

Sorry ... this should work better.
http://www.planepower.aero/pdf/AL12-EI60_B.pdf
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By KeithB
Here is link to the parts diagram and schematic...

Here is link to the parts diagram and schematic from PlanePower/Hartzell. Hope this helps.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mxjxckbrcf5z0id/How%20to%20use%20the%20Public%20folder.txt?dl=0
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,607
Posted By KeithB
I have AOA (Garmin) but opted to keep the Vans...

I have AOA (Garmin) but opted to keep the Vans stall warn (it was in the wing kit). My reasoning was that since the hole was already cut in the leading edge skin, filling it in would likely look...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By KeithB
I also did this on a 14. However, rather than...

I also did this on a 14. However, rather than swapping sides, I moved the rib outboard 5/16”. This left room for a 1/4” thick delrin block to capture the hinge pins like shown above (held by...
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,912
Posted By KeithB
I truncated the push rod at the sub panel and...

I truncated the push rod at the sub panel and attached with a screw/nutplate. (Obviously with a castle nut on the screw)
http://i65.tinypic.com/1z569us.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/2qtk9ye.jpg

I...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By KeithB
As the autopilot actually resides in the G3X, and...

As the autopilot actually resides in the G3X, and I have a switchable CB on the circuit that powers the AP servos, I eliminated an AP switch. My flying practice is to have the AP available at all...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,567
Posted By KeithB
Hi Bill: This thread prompted me to do some...

Hi Bill:

This thread prompted me to do some digging on VAF. Last evening I invested an hour in an 18 page thread on the topic from 2013/14 (one you participated in). With this background, I am now...
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,567
Posted By KeithB
I have a Superior XP-400 with dual P-mags. I...

I have a Superior XP-400 with dual P-mags. I installed the jumper (less advance) to help keep temps under control during break-in. After about 30 hours when it was clear I did not have CHT issues, I...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,004
Posted By KeithB
I have an RV-14A with a dash-mounted Guardian CO...

I have an RV-14A with a dash-mounted Guardian CO detector. I am experiencing similar periodic low CO readings (10-20) on my EFIS - no alarms (set at 50).

No cause yet determined, so following this...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,635
Posted By KeithB
With respect to the heater vent doors being...

With respect to the heater vent doors being tight, I would recommend reviewing the following thread in the RV14 forum titled “Heater control cable...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By KeithB
http://i63.tinypic.com/2rwkck7.jpg One might...

http://i63.tinypic.com/2rwkck7.jpg
One might expect the lowest point to be the red arrow which measures ~36”, but the actual lowest point is the blue arrow at ~34.5”, and is no lower than the wing at...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By KeithB
I had some small separation (probably from...

I had some small separation (probably from over-squeezing to try and get perfectly flush squeezed heads). I filled the gaps with pro seal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By KeithB
You are correct - I forgot that I fabricated that...

You are correct - I forgot that I fabricated that panel (and added nut plates for attachment). It was relatively easy before installation of the roll bar brace, but would be doable afterwards.
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By KeithB
I did not do any trimming - just finess,...

I did not do any trimming - just finess, encouragement, brute strength and 2 sets of hands. Popsicle sticks can help at pressure points to encourage while reducing scratching engine paint and/or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By KeithB
JDA_BTR: Here's what I...

JDA_BTR:

Here's what I used:
http://i65.tinypic.com/iqbfc9.jpg

and it's very simple wiring:
http://i65.tinypic.com/wt84ma.jpg

In retrospect, the grommet could have been under the light for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By KeithB
The dimmer control function of the GAD 27 for LED...

The dimmer control function of the GAD 27 for LED circuits works by pulse width modulation of the ground side of the circuit. I supply power to the red LED from a “panel lights” switch that also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By KeithB
Just one approach ... I installed a GAD 27 and 3...

Just one approach ...

I installed a GAD 27 and 3 pots. #1 controls the screens (2 x G3X, GTN 650), #2 controls switch lights (LED lit switches) and buttons on the audio panel and GTN 650, and #3...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By KeithB
I bought the LED strip from Vans (red and white)...

I bought the LED strip from Vans (red and white) and use the GAD 27 to control each color without use of any additional resistor.

I power white off a cabin lights circuit and red off a panel...
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By KeithB
I did not have bending, but I did have wearing of...

I did not have bending, but I did have wearing of the inlet ramp (metal) on the passenger side inlet. There was a gap at rest of about 1/8", but I believe that during the "dog shake" of engine start...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By KeithB
The Vans kit comes with these parts, but they may...

The Vans kit comes with these parts, but they may require some finishing (pin hole filling). I have heard that more recent kits (mine was almost 2 years ago for the finishing kit) have many more...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,670
Posted By KeithB
Congratulations. Lighting it up is one of the...

Congratulations. Lighting it up is one of the most gratifying milestones.
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,039
Posted By KeithB
Looks right to me.

Looks right to me.
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By KeithB
Looks like the wing connector for the RV-12.

Looks like the wing connector for the RV-12.
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By KeithB
Try this thread for a description. PM me if you...

Try this thread for a description. PM me if you would like more.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=135229&highlight=Sikaflex
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By KeithB
Salto - yes, Sikaflex all the way around without...

Salto - yes, Sikaflex all the way around without a single hole drilled in the canopy. (I have a detailed protocol and many pics, though not a full blog, if you would like some experience. I got all...
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By KeithB
Salto: If you need any encouragement to...

Salto:

If you need any encouragement to undertake Sikaflex, here is a shot of the finished product. The “targa” stripe is a really nice look IMHO (although I suppose it could be achieved with a...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
A/C
Views: 1,135
Posted By KeithB
From what I have seen, the install would...

From what I have seen, the install would definitely be easier before the fuselage is all closed up (wiring, tunnels, etc.). Also, there are a number of mods required inside the engine compartment.
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By KeithB
The bottom cowl is a very tight fit. Two people...

The bottom cowl is a very tight fit. Two people is the minimum. We find the following works fairly reliably:

- with one person on each side, hold the cowl level with final position about 4-6" low,...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
A/C
Views: 1,135
Posted By KeithB
The RV-14A built for Alex De Dominicis for...

The RV-14A built for Alex De Dominicis for transition training had A/C installed. The plane has since been sold, but I believe Alex will have more information on installation considerations.
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,143
Posted By KeithB
G3X handles indicators for trim for on elevator,...

G3X handles indicators for trim for on elevator, aileron, rudder as well as flap.
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,143
Posted By KeithB
I concur with Bob Meyers. I have 140 hours and...

I concur with Bob Meyers. I have 140 hours and use aileron trim routinely, not just accommodating fuel burn but also solo vs with passenger. I did not do a yaw damper and don’t miss it. Roll trim...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By KeithB
No lube, but no problem either.

No lube, but no problem either.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By KeithB
@bkervaski: Unmodified - just way it came.

@bkervaski:
Unmodified - just way it came.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By KeithB
http://i68.tinypic.com/ip8tqf.jpg Approx....

http://i68.tinypic.com/ip8tqf.jpg

Approx. 1/32"
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By KeithB
Same results - 130+ hours on the plane, standard...

Same results - 130+ hours on the plane, standard Vans harness and no issues with trim noise or interference.
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,756
Posted By KeithB
I built a tricycle model. When I did the flyoff,...

I built a tricycle model. When I did the flyoff, I used 150 lbs in the baggage area and the weight required in the passenger seat to reach gross. According to my calcs, the plane was never out of...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By KeithB
For the RV-14A, the rivet count is 20,499 - this...

For the RV-14A, the rivet count is 20,499 - this is as reported on E's blog at http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/#rivet_number
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,012
Posted By KeithB
It would be a good idea to read this thread....

It would be a good idea to read this thread.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148147&highlight=magnetometer+pitot+heat
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By KeithB
Ditto on Chris M's response. I completed mine...

Ditto on Chris M's response. I completed mine before Van's offered their bracket and used the generic Garmin bracket. All the wiring worked fine though I had interference issues with pitot heat power...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By KeithB
Jay: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showth...

Jay:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=139728&highlight=Remote+avionics&page=2

Posts #12 thru 20
Forum: Autopilots 08-11-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,698
Posted By KeithB
I have a G3X in an RV-14A (but with no yaw...

I have a G3X in an RV-14A (but with no yaw damper) and am experiencing the same roll oscillations when on autopilot in Nav mode - so you are not alone. In my experience, Heading mode is rock solid. ...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By KeithB
The tail lifts on the RV14A as well. If you need...

The tail lifts on the RV14A as well. If you need the nose wheel off the ground (which you often do), some way to weigh down the tail is required.
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By KeithB
I think RV-12 throttles had a tendency to slip...

I think RV-12 throttles had a tendency to slip because of the spring tension on the Bing carbs on Rotax engines - hence the Vernier. I installed a Mcfarlane vernier throttle cable on my RV-14 but...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By KeithB
Ron, do you have an IO390 with the Vans exhaust...

Ron, do you have an IO390 with the Vans exhaust through the tunnel, or a Superior XP400 with 2 pipes, and if so, in the tunnel or below the floor boards like an RV 7?

I have a Superior with pipes...
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By KeithB
I just ran out and took a photo of my wing root...

I just ran out and took a photo of my wing root fairing - pilot side shown. The finger is to help with reflections and sizing - fuselage skin on the left. As you can see, the fit is quite good...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By KeithB
And watch out for pitot heat...

And watch out for pitot heat wiring:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148147&highlight=Pitot+heat+magnetometer
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