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Forum: RV-14 05-23-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,732
Posted By rwthompson67
Just wondering if keeping the canopy open when...

Just wondering if keeping the canopy open when the aircraft is not in use is common practice? Is this recommended by anyone with data to extend the life of the springs? I finally have my aircraft...
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By rwthompson67
Yes, but it's probably not the best technique to...

Yes, but it's probably not the best technique to use differential braking during takeoff roll. The rudder is all you need under 99% of t/o conditions.
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By rwthompson67
The only "control" for the main wheels on any...

The only "control" for the main wheels on any Van's RV is though braking and/or differential braking. That is accomplished through the rudder pedals. Pushing on the top of the pedals modulates the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,101
Posted By rwthompson67
I've been able to arm VNAV any time I'm done...

I've been able to arm VNAV any time I'm done using other vertical modes (IAS, VSI). So after the last step down fix, I arm VNAV and wait for GS intercept. GS indicator pops up and the plane starts...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By rwthompson67
I used to fly an RV-8A with a single Dynon D-180...

I used to fly an RV-8A with a single Dynon D-180 and some steam gauges. I considered my Ram mounted iPad running ForeFlight (coupled with a Stratus) required equipment.

Last week I flew my RV-14...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By rwthompson67
Thanks Doug.

Thanks Doug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By rwthompson67
AirVenture Parking

Hello all,

I'll be attending Oshkosh for the first time. Planning on Homebuilt Camping for the duration. Anyone know how parking works? If I preferred to be closest to the flightline, or as far...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By rwthompson67
I have a little bit as...

I have a little bit as well.

https://i.postimg.cc/fRQV0Rw9/IMG-2519.jpg
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,509
Posted By rwthompson67
If you're going to add things like fuel pump...

If you're going to add things like fuel pump cooling shroud or 90 deg oil filter adapter, it's nice to have them installed during the build.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By rwthompson67
I don't think your electrical system would be...

I don't think your electrical system would be very happy being powered from your alternator without a battery in the loop.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,359
Posted By rwthompson67
I had a battery contactor fail in an 8A while IFR...

I had a battery contactor fail in an 8A while IFR in VMC. Caused an entire electrical failure. Luckily the place I dropped into (Beckley, WV) still had a mech on duty. We diagnosed the problem,...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 87,817
Posted By rwthompson67
I went with the G5 because it was a lot cheaper...

I went with the G5 because it was a lot cheaper than the D10A and I like the look. Also wanted to kind of split my panel up 50/50 between Garmin and Dynon.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 87,817
Posted By rwthompson67
https://i.postimg.cc/Ghx4MqGN/BWd-TMj-HPRVObowc7-K...

https://i.postimg.cc/Ghx4MqGN/BWd-TMj-HPRVObowc7-Kzm-S3-A.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 55,933
Posted By rwthompson67
RV-14, Fully painted, dual screen Dynon HDX IFR...

RV-14, Fully painted, dual screen Dynon HDX IFR avionics. Hartzell composite prop with required polished spinner. Dual B&C Alternator and dual EarthX 680 batteries. Full Classic Aero leather...
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By rwthompson67
Is there any guidance on where to set elevator...

Is there any guidance on where to set elevator takeoff trim for first flight?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,382
Posted By rwthompson67
Trying to find the answer and I'm either too...

Trying to find the answer and I'm either too dense when reading the manual or otherwise mentally challenged...How do you update to 6.50? The manual talks about how a "GTN Software Loader Card can be...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-02-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,288
Posted By rwthompson67
Aerodynamic flutter is sensitive to True...

Aerodynamic flutter is sensitive to True Airspeed, not Indicated Airspeed.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By rwthompson67
Sent you a pm

Sent you a pm
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-02-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,907
Posted By rwthompson67
Bill, et al., I really enjoyed the...

Bill, et al.,

I really enjoyed the webinar...very informative. Thank you!

My panel is in the final stages at Aerotronics and the discussion on ignition switches piqued my interest.

My...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,821
Posted By rwthompson67
I was highlighting this fact for anyone else...

I was highlighting this fact for anyone else (like me) who didn't realize that the steps weren't included with the 14. I added some nut plates to the step cover plates in case I wanted to use steps....
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,821
Posted By rwthompson67
Will NOT likely delay delivery of finish kit IF...

Will NOT likely delay delivery of finish kit IF everything is ordered at the same time. If you change your canopy to a special order afterwards, it will take about 8 weeks from time of the change...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,821
Posted By rwthompson67
There is an "SC-15" option for both the canopy...

There is an "SC-15" option for both the canopy and the rear window for the 14. It is supposed to be the same tint but allows much lower UV. It's about $300 more than standard canopy/window. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 26,263
Posted By rwthompson67
I had a battery contactor/solenoid fail on me...

I had a battery contactor/solenoid fail on me last year on an IFR flight. I lost all electrical power. Fortunately I was VMC and dropped into a nearby airport with a mechanic on duty. He...
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