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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By n982sx
This is the method I use. A good beam torque...

This is the method I use. A good beam torque wrench that reads up to 75 in pounds is perfect for this and doesn't cost that much. You can check all your common nuts and just make a small table of...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By n982sx
I hear this a lot, but I have never had an issue...

I hear this a lot, but I have never had an issue with the stock starter. I now have well over 200 starts without an issue with either the starter or the battery (which also seems to come in for...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,990
Posted By n982sx
My trick, take a small drill bit thinner or the...

My trick, take a small drill bit thinner or the same thickness as the washer and super glue the last washer to the flat end of the drill bit. You poke it in and the bit will snap right off.

It may...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By n982sx
Both the wingtip and landing lights from Van's...

Both the wingtip and landing lights from Van's are fine. I have both and they are excellent. No real reason to use others unless you have a specific preference.

There are some roll your own options...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,624
Posted By n982sx
Experimentals are included in that broad...

Experimentals are included in that broad category.

We generally have a special airworthiness certificate, usually Experimental/Amateur Built. If it said a Standard Airworthiness Certificate, as...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By n982sx
If I remember correctly, that comes with Van's...

If I remember correctly, that comes with Van's Garmin servo install kit along with the actuator rod materials.

This search term will find it on their parts and accessories page... 14 GARMIN AP...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By n982sx
Although it wasn't available until two years ago,...

Although it wasn't available until two years ago, Van's has a complete drawing of their 14 wiring harness.

Here is the link. http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/download/RV-14/WH-00125.pdf

It has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,635
Posted By n982sx
I edited my post changing 25 to 20 meters per...

I edited my post changing 25 to 20 meters per Garmin's recommendation (I went from memory instead of looking up the value, an error I readily admit) but I stand by my post. 66 feet is achievable in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,635
Posted By n982sx
There are different types of length limits to...

There are different types of length limits to CAN, overall length and stub length are the two we are concerned with. There is no reason we need long stub lengths (Garmin wants them under .3m) and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,892
Posted By n982sx
I've built two aircraft and used a DAR for one...

I've built two aircraft and used a DAR for one and the FSDO for the other.

Both went smoothly and the inspectors were great. The FSDO was free and they came out right away. The FSDO had no problem...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,473
Posted By n982sx
Your op limits refer to part 91.205 for...

Your op limits refer to part 91.205 for requirements for IFR operations.

There is no mention of TSO'd equipment and the language is very simple. You would be surprised at how little is...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By n982sx
Left mine unpainted as well.

Left mine unpainted as well.
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By n982sx
Looking at the -7 part, I see no reason why you...

Looking at the -7 part, I see no reason why you couldn't make it work, but there are two problems. First, the fuel lines specified in the plans will not work with it as the -7 part has a different...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,272
Posted By n982sx
Your projected overrun is equal to my paint job....

Your projected overrun is equal to my paint job. Including taxes mine came out to $135K. My avionics could have reached $40K easily but I opted for a G5 instead of a second G3x screen and I went GTN...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,793
Posted By n982sx
Just a quick note on your very nice POH. I see...

Just a quick note on your very nice POH.

I see you have Vne listed in IAS. Van's letter on V speeds for the 14 show that the Vne for the 14 is for 200 KTAS. A subtle difference I know but it does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By n982sx
It costs nothing if you have a G3X touch system...

It costs nothing if you have a G3X touch system and a 650. Not even the $35 you have to pay for your SkyView system. The G3x touch has blue tooth built in to communicate with iPads, etc. There is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By n982sx
So unlikely to be Cherrymax rivets that sight...

So unlikely to be Cherrymax rivets that sight unseen I'm willing to say they are not.

As to pulled/blind rivets there are many many different types, all with vastly different strengths.

Sonex...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,404
Posted By n982sx
Not a lot to add to this that hasn't been said...

Not a lot to add to this that hasn't been said but I do have a couple of observations.

1. I got turned at Fiske on my first try after holding at Greenlake for over an hour. This was at about 6:45...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By n982sx
I've always had enough nose down trim in my tri...

I've always had enough nose down trim in my tri gear 14. The revised arm came out before my first flight so I have always flown with the new one.

Even at max aft CG it has always been plenty at any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,100
Posted By n982sx
Congrats, I happened to be thinking about my...

Congrats, I happened to be thinking about my first flight, which was a year ago today, when I read your post.

You will really enjoy flying the 14. Well done.
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By n982sx
There are lots of different kinds of blind...

There are lots of different kinds of blind rivets. The ones used in my Sonex for instance do not depend on the stem for strength. The stem is not locked in place. The stems are loose. You can shake...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By n982sx
Not knowing what your back riveting issues were...

Not knowing what your back riveting issues were with the AD4's, I would just note that the rib rivets are all, or mostly all (I don't remember), AD3's. They are much easier to deal with and should be...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By n982sx
All of those rivets can be easily back riveted by...

All of those rivets can be easily back riveted by yourself. I did it that way.

A couple of things to note.

I used a 12" offset back rivet set in my 3x gun for these but you can use a straight set...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By n982sx
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,252
Posted By n982sx
I would make that, no high speed taxi...

I would make that, no high speed taxi tests.

Think about it, if something were to not feel right you're just going to pull the power and stop. If not, your going to let it fly. So the high speed...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,252
Posted By n982sx
It's real easy to get a wiring error in those 16...

It's real easy to get a wiring error in those 16 wires. I had an - off by one error - in my harness from Stein. Easy to do, Josh unknowingly skipped a pin in the connector after the first five. A...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By n982sx
Nice catch, I forgot about the use of that tool...

Nice catch, I forgot about the use of that tool for the fuselage build.
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By n982sx
You can build the 14 fuselage first without...

You can build the 14 fuselage first without ordering any parts from the wing kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By n982sx
Mine is on the back of the PFD in my 14. I've had...

Mine is on the back of the PFD in my 14. I've had no issues.
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,667
Posted By n982sx
I should have mentioned that I swapped the wires...

I should have mentioned that I swapped the wires from the sensor to reverse the slope of the voltage line. I also had to swap the the GAD 27 flap wire control wires.

The GAD 27 software seems to...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,667
Posted By n982sx
Here they...

Here they are.

http://meyersfamily.org/flapcal.pdf
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,667
Posted By n982sx
Scott's description is what Mike Seager taught...

Scott's description is what Mike Seager taught me.

I now only use 0 for takeoff and initial climb because I was consistently forgetting to raise them in cruise despite my cruise checklist. I may...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,667
Posted By n982sx
I can check the values next time I'm at the...

I can check the values next time I'm at the airport. Same hardware and software setup as you.

I use 0 for takeoff only. I raise to -3 and shutoff the aux fuel pump at about 500 feet in the climb.
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,667
Posted By n982sx
-3 no problem on my G3x touch. I use -3, 0, 15,...

-3 no problem on my G3x touch. I use -3, 0, 15, 30. Are you using a G3x or G3x touch?

http://meyersfamily.org/flapscale.pdf
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By n982sx
Not sure about the non touch but the touch flight...

Not sure about the non touch but the touch flight log files have 1 second data intervals which should be more than enough.

The flight recorder file is more detailed with some data as often as 10...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,765
Posted By n982sx
+1 I have all my flights here. It will also make...

+1

I have all my flights here. It will also make a 3D KML file from your data if you like which will load in Google Earth.

I liked it better than Cirrus Reports.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By n982sx
Be sure and check out this thread. Many RV-14...

Be sure and check out this thread. Many RV-14 panel pictures in there including my G3x panel.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=139728
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,339
Posted By n982sx
There is no sharing of databases between the 650...

There is no sharing of databases between the 650 and G3x, but it is not needed. When you navigate in IFR, you must use the 650 as the source for navigation data.

For example, it is not legal or...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,435
Posted By n982sx
I primed and painted.

I primed and painted.
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,363
Posted By n982sx
I agree that if you are uncomfortable making the...

I agree that if you are uncomfortable making the decision you can just replace the part. You won't learn much that way though and you still have a long way to go.

There are other options as some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,603
Posted By n982sx
Josh, Glad to see you over here. I saw your...

Josh,

Glad to see you over here. I saw your report of you buying an RV9A on the Sonex board along with the post about the sale of your Sonex.

I finished my 14 last summer, got it painted over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,197
Posted By n982sx
Just to add to the general consensus... In my...

Just to add to the general consensus...

In my 14, at about 100 hours, I started to notice that I needed to hold right rudder just a tad to keep the ball centered in cruise. At the same time, when...
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By n982sx
My GDL 39R communicates with Foreflight with no...

My GDL 39R communicates with Foreflight with no problems for traffic and weather.

I can't confirm that the GDL 39 3D will pass attitude information along. In my installation, Foreflight gets that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-24-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,780
Posted By n982sx
I understand it is your personal choice, and a...

I understand it is your personal choice, and a perfectly valid one, but I think this advice is mainly relevant to much older style installations.

You say, 'should the EFIS go dark' but if you have...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,701
Posted By n982sx
I've had no need for a wedge for trim on the...

I've had no need for a wedge for trim on the rudder on my 14A.

160 hours and she flies with the ball centered in cruise. The offset of the VS seems to be just right on mine.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By n982sx
While Carl has strong - and very good - opinions...

While Carl has strong - and very good - opinions he shares in his many posts, on this one I would say the opposite, don't waste space, or $'s, on a second 10" display and ADAHRS. Get a G5 or...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,988
Posted By n982sx
Transponder/ADS-B out under the baggage area...

Transponder/ADS-B out under the baggage area because of cable run length as noted above. ADS-B in in the tailcone.

This is how mine is set up.
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By n982sx
I ran the comm, 625 GPS, transponder and ADS-B in...

I ran the comm, 625 GPS, transponder and ADS-B in antenna cables through the tunnel. I've got 150 hours on it now and have not had any difficulties.
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 121
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Posted By n982sx
I haven't checked since I built to see if they...

I haven't checked since I built to see if they added the notch to the plans. In my case, I received a piece of paper (not a plan revision page) with the fuselage kit that had a drawing with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,963
Posted By n982sx
First, I think you're dropping a zero in your...

First, I think you're dropping a zero in your numbers. That would be a heck of a counter sink to be knife edged in something 0.80" thick - eight tenths of an inch.

The 0.007" measure - 7 clicks -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By n982sx
I did it with my first build - a Sonex. It slowed...

I did it with my first build - a Sonex. It slowed the build down because I made sure to put plenty of time into flying. It was my first priority until I got my private. Then I was able to give more...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,243
Posted By n982sx
I am surprised no one has mentioned this, so I...

I am surprised no one has mentioned this, so I will.

In the Aeroelectric, the only recommended protection, on the high current feeder from a non PM Alternator - is an ANL current limiter sized for...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By n982sx
Jon, I was at the fly in last summer. I had my...

Jon,

I was at the fly in last summer. I had my RV-14 first flight just a couple of days prior. I don't remember meeting you but if you happen to go this summer I'll be there, but without the Sonex....
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,900
Posted By n982sx
Yet another way to do it. I wanted to be able to...

Yet another way to do it. I wanted to be able to use it in the future when I do aerobatics but for now I just want it secured but still have it coming through the panel.

The bolt in the first...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By n982sx
Hi Jon, Having built a Sonex, I should point out...

Hi Jon,

Having built a Sonex, I should point out one difference. If you can get a Sonex tailcone out your window or door, you can get the whole fuselage out that same opening. That may be more of a...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,976
Posted By n982sx
Confusing thread

I think this thread may be getting into the weeds.

People seems to be addressing two different sets of bolts

The 14 uses AN6 bolts - and locking nuts - to mount the engine mount to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,680
Posted By n982sx
Am I missing something or doesn't the screenshot...

Am I missing something or doesn't the screenshot above show Foreflight displaying traffic coming from Dynon?
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By n982sx
I had to drill as well. Didn't measure but it...

I had to drill as well. Didn't measure but it needs very little material removed. Same on the Roll servo which, if I remember correctly, is the same model.
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,189
Posted By n982sx
Chocolate or Vanilla

Yes, and in my case I chose Chocolate (Garmin?) over Vanilla (Dynon?)

Both are delicious, for me the nudge to Garmin two years ago was the deal on the GTN 625 (which was similar to the one mentioned...
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By n982sx
Take a look at the center section in my panel....

Take a look at the center section in my panel. The audio panel would be the same height as the radio in mine.

There are some gotchas here. Because of the depth of the radio and 6xx, the bottom of my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-03-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By n982sx
For version J of the G3x Touch Pilot Guide Page...

For version J of the G3x Touch Pilot Guide

Page 343 shows the USED option that appears on the Data Bar. There are also other fuel display options, such as fuel over destination which is calculated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By n982sx
Your dealer should have been able to coordinate...

Your dealer should have been able to coordinate with Garmin to avoid the charge for the new servo's, at least they did for me.

Got the replacement servo's (yes, has happened more than once) within...
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