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Old 05-04-2017, 06:11 AM
Gahannaflyer Gahannaflyer is offline
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Default Flaps -3 degree reflex

I finished my transition training in the factory 14A. (N214VA). There is a -3 degree setting on the flaps. I don't recall this setting in the rigging instructions. I have to assume that a digital angle gauge is the best way to achieve this setting. Has anyone else rigged their flaps this way? This setting is used in normal cruise. Did I miss something somewhere? I think I heard of a couple others making this adjustment.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:42 AM
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Assuming the 14's flaps are the same or similar to the 10's, full up is the -3 deg reflex setting.
Todd Stovall
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:16 AM
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When an RV-14 (and RV-10) is built and rigged per plans, the ailerons and flaps (when fully retracted) are in a neg. 3 degree reflex position.

To obtain a zero setting you just lower the flaps 3 degrees from the fully retracted position and then label that as the zero setting.

We use that position for no flap take-offs and climb mode, and only fully retract the flaps to neg. 3 for level cruise flight on the RV-14 and RV-10.
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:33 AM
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When you get home, I can show you how things are rigged on my RV-10.

So when does it get out of the paint shop?

Bob Leffler
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