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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By KeithB
I believe the oil in a cylinder comes out an open...

I believe the oil in a cylinder comes out an open intake valve, runs down the intake pipe into the intake sump. When the plug comes out, so does the oil. It happened on my engine too - and boy is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By KeithB
There are several more display sections not shown...

There are several more display sections not shown in that screenshot. One is particular allows graphing of your selection of flight and engine parameters much like savvyanalysis has on their website....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By KeithB
If you have Garmin Pilot (I think you have to...

If you have Garmin Pilot (I think you have to have it), you can upload any or all flightlogs to the Logbook on Flygarmin.com and display and drill into any of the 80+ parameters tracked.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,129
Posted By KeithB
Just one other data point (therefore anecdotal)....

Just one other data point (therefore anecdotal). I just pulled an engine - Superior XP400 - from an RV14A for the Superior recall. One of my 4 mounts had failed with the other 3 in excellent...
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,924
Posted By KeithB
I installed wing tips using the hinge method and...

I installed wing tips using the hinge method and I did not use any screws. The flange on the tip is removed and used as a spacer under one side of the hinge. However, I left the flange on the tip...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By KeithB
Also, Classic Aero uses a wide hinge (1 more loop...

Also, Classic Aero uses a wide hinge (1 more loop of hinge on each end of each seat hinge) than Vans standard install. One can replace the seat pan hinge with a longer one, or opt to use as is (which...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By KeithB
Thanks, Steve. I agree that this is going to...

Thanks, Steve. I agree that this is going to require some digging and will contact G3XPERT. I have already completed a very thorough wiring and connection integrity check. Right now the plane is out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By KeithB
I followed Bruce Hillís and Bruce Swayzeís blogs...

I followed Bruce Hillís and Bruce Swayzeís blogs and methods and it worked very well for me. I did use a village of volunteer assistants that allowed me to focus on directing (canopy placement) and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By KeithB
My system (dual G3X Touch, single GSU25 ADAHRS,...

My system (dual G3X Touch, single GSU25 ADAHRS, G5) periodically exhibits the exact symptoms described above by Matt - PFD horizon gradually tips, AHRS Revert (with CAS alert) and then realign while...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By KeithB
Yes, indeed, those are engine stands - Harbor...

Yes, indeed, those are engine stands - Harbor Freight, and I think about $50-60 each on sale. The only modification is to remove (don't install) the wheels on the legs and instead use a 2x2 board...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By KeithB
My fuselage had a couple configurations during...

My fuselage had a couple configurations during the build. For some of the time, I took advantage of the through spar and used 2x4 legs bolted into the through spar and the wing attach bolt holes (be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,742
Posted By KeithB
I have observed the same thing on the boxes....

I have observed the same thing on the boxes. However, I think the green flight path marker is lined up with the boxes and hereís my reasoning. Only 4 or 5 boxes are drawn - as you pass through one,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By KeithB
Section 5 is an encyclopedia for a first time...

Section 5 is an encyclopedia for a first time builder. Read it several times, and donít forget about it. I wish I had put in my calendar to go back through Section 5 periodically - several times I...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,101
Posted By KeithB
It looks like there are differences between the...

It looks like there are differences between the original (Lycoming) and the clone (Superior). The XP400 is stroked an additional 0.25Ē. Whether or not that is material is beyond my pay grade.
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,101
Posted By KeithB
Ignition timing is, of course, important....

Ignition timing is, of course, important. However, for the 390 (in my case XP-400) it seems that CHT is less of an indicator. I have dual PMags and I have run my engine timed 20į BTDC., 25į BTDC,...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,101
Posted By KeithB
Similar results to others - cruise CHTs are...

Similar results to others - cruise CHTs are around 300 (couple under, couple just over). At higher altitudes (OATs 30-50), all are 280-290. On high power climbs I might hit 350 - have never seen a...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,787
Posted By KeithB
This topic is likely to raise strong opinions on...

This topic is likely to raise strong opinions on both sides - the Van's solution is either loved or hated, and not just on the RV-14 as it's been around awhile. I went with the stock build here, and...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,021
Posted By KeithB
On the belly, a universal head rivet will be an...

On the belly, a universal head rivet will be an oil collection point. Even a less-than-flush flush rivet will do so. I believe using a universal would be a regrettable shortcut. YMMV
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By KeithB
One additional comment - when you sand off the...

One additional comment - when you sand off the ridges/mold lines (which I also did), you will remove the gel coat and expose the fiberglass, which most likely will have pinholes. These will need to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By KeithB
I flew an RV-6A with an O-360 for 3 years. It...

I flew an RV-6A with an O-360 for 3 years. It exhibited similar CHT problems as described and I implemented many ďfixesĒ - RTV sealing of the baffles, filing of casting flanges between fins on...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 61,010
Posted By KeithB
Congratulations, Jeff. The rest is going to...

Congratulations, Jeff. The rest is going to happen really quickly - in fact it will become an obsession (if it isnít already). Looks great!
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By KeithB
mturnerb: Here are some pics and...

mturnerb:

Here are some pics and specs:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1118026&postcount=14

The entire thread describes the reasons for wanting. Iím very happy with them.
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By KeithB
I installed standard Vanís harnesses in the wing...

I installed standard Vanís harnesses in the wing and fuselage, with fuselage ground per the revised plans. Magnetometer installed in the left wing per plans. No interference from any sources per the...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By KeithB
Hi Mark: As you know, the 390 (or XP400 in my...

Hi Mark:

As you know, the 390 (or XP400 in my case) runs higher oil temps and cooler CHTs - I've been told it's at least in part because of the piston squirters. Others may have lots of cold...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-11-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By KeithB
I purchased the LED strip from Van's (red and...

I purchased the LED strip from Van's (red and white) and control it using a GAD 27. I have had no issues through the full range. To the previous post, I would add that my range includes a cut-off...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By KeithB
Here are a couple customizations for...

Here are a couple customizations for consideration:
- canopy installation with sikaflex vs screws (research blogs - not trivial but very worth the effort)
- piano hinge attach of wing tips...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By KeithB
Hartzell bought both PlanePower (alternators) and...

Hartzell bought both PlanePower (alternators) and Sky-tec (starters).
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,326
Posted By KeithB
Iím an RV14 builder, and I posted pictures of my...

Iím an RV14 builder, and I posted pictures of my oil canning. I read Mitchís letter as acknowledging that there is an issue, including the factory demo planes, with oil canning, and that this is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By KeithB
As the OP said, the WX page on VAF is my first...

As the OP said, the WX page on VAF is my first go-to when planning a cross country as it puts many resources on a common page. Kudos to DR for putting this on VAF - I just want to assure him that...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,018
Posted By KeithB
We plan to arrive Friday before, and leave...

We plan to arrive Friday before, and leave Thursday - HBC.
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,326
Posted By KeithB
You wonít get a much clearer example than this....

You wonít get a much clearer example than this.
http://i67.tinypic.com/258bhhh.jpg
This was taken during Phase I fly off. I had similar examples on the other side - definitely exacerbated by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,455
Posted By KeithB
I have had the 14 outside at AirVenture last year...

I have had the 14 outside at AirVenture last year (it rained), and outside in the rain in Idaho and Bahamas with not a drop of leaks. I do use a canopy cover (Bruce).


I chose to keep the mechanism...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,910
Posted By KeithB
Thanks for the PIREPS. Looks like 6.0 is good to...

Thanks for the PIREPS. Looks like 6.0 is good to go!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,910
Posted By KeithB
After the issues with V5.7 (albeit minor), we are...

After the issues with V5.7 (albeit minor), we are all a little less willing to be the guinea pig on a new release - especially a primary one ending in .0. However, Iím less than a week from a 4 week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,758
Posted By KeithB
Congratulations! You have been on an incredible...

Congratulations! You have been on an incredible pace. Let us know the timeline from start to first flight.
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By KeithB
You will need a similar list for counter sinks -...

You will need a similar list for counter sinks - the 120į reminded me as countersink holes are even less forgiving. CS4 pulled rivets are 120į.
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By KeithB
Donít overlook the value of Section 5 in the...

Donít overlook the value of Section 5 in the plans. I read this section twice before starting, and then forgot 75% of what I read because I didnít need it for a while or didnít realize the value...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,089
Posted By KeithB
My understanding (and I could be completely...

My understanding (and I could be completely wrong), is that reflex helps take some load and trim off the tail, particularly with lighter loading = forward CG. With higher and aft loading, it is less...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,515
Posted By KeithB
I tried to upload some photos of my nose gear...

I tried to upload some photos of my nose gear fairing, but Tinypics failed me today.

I cut to the plans, and then ended up trimming a bit more. As Scott indicated, the geometry of the gear closes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By KeithB
I have a full Garmin panel. I chose to use the...

I have a full Garmin panel. I chose to use the GAD 27 with 3 input pots (10k as Walt described). The GAD 27 has 6 dimming circuits (customizable) controlled from the 3 inputs - 3 with voltage...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,913
Posted By KeithB
I did as you are proposing - put a plate over the...

I did as you are proposing - put a plate over the hole allowing more surface for mounting avionics.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,640
Posted By KeithB
Been there, done that. Maybe this thread needs to...

Been there, done that. Maybe this thread needs to be retitled ďconfessions and therapyĒ. :)
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By KeithB
My 14A required a rudder trim tab on the left...

My 14A required a rudder trim tab on the left side (equivalent of right rudder input). I flew off the entire Phase 1 before adding the rudder tab so itís not a handling issue. I had 300+hours in an...
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,710
Posted By KeithB
Hi Bavafa: Directly to your question, I have not...

Hi Bavafa:
Directly to your question, I have not adjusted for the 5 deg difference, and timed to TDC. The quote from Bill Ross was “this is a stroked engine ... the timing just isn’t that important”....
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,710
Posted By KeithB
I have dual PMags on a Superior XP400. I have...

I have dual PMags on a Superior XP400. I have done some experimenting and collected data (not scientific, but much better than anecdotal). I have also talked with Bill Ross (Superior) and Bill...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,650
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, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
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, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,712
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,910
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, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
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. Itís a little tricky getting it in and out, but you donít do that frequently. I like czechsixís suggestion of moving it to the right...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,404
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 builderís responsibility :-)
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
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, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By KeithB
From a storage perspective, Iíd say itís...

From a storage perspective, Iíd say itís 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, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,254
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, 07:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 45,146
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, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
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, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
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 itís service life is likely to be. How old (years and flying hours) was your battery?
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
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, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,769
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, 02:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,910
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By KeithB
Sorry ... this should work better....

Sorry ... this should work better.
http://www.planepower.aero/pdf/AL12-EI60_B.pdf
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