VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 01-21-2019, 09:16 PM
kbalch's Avatar
kbalch kbalch is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 233
Default FL -14A visit?

I installed my rudder pedals today and am still undecided on which position to use. Iíve gone with the middle one and could always move it later if necessary, but would rather get it right from the start. Since my interior hasnít arrived yet, I donít have complete confidence in the middle position.

I was planning to hit the Sebring Expo this week to sit in the factory -14A, but just read that only the -12 will be there.

So, if anyone with a flying (or nearly so, with interior complete) -14A in central FL would be willing to let me sit in it for a few minutes, Iíd greatly appreciate the opportunity.

__________________
Ken

RV-8 N118KB (sold)
RV-14A #140494 (Fuselage in progress)
N114KB (reserved)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-22-2019, 06:16 AM
mturnerb mturnerb is online now
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Ponte Vedra, FL
Posts: 849
Default

Ken:

Not in central Florida but my rudder pedals are in and we can put in enough of the interior (It's all here, not yet installed) for you to get sense if you want to drive up to Ponte Vedra. I might put you to work though...
__________________
Turner Billingsley
RV-14A In Progress
N14VB Reserved
https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-22-2019, 03:38 PM
kbalch's Avatar
kbalch kbalch is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 233
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mturnerb View Post
Ken:

Not in central Florida but my rudder pedals are in and we can put in enough of the interior (It's all here, not yet installed) for you to get sense if you want to drive up to Ponte Vedra. I might put you to work though...
Thanks, Turner. I don't mind the work (it'd be fun!), but I just looked up how long that drive would be (~3 hours each way). Yikes.

If one of the JAX-area airports is convenient, I could possibly fly up one day next week. PM me - let's see if it's possible to coordinate a visit.
__________________
Ken

RV-8 N118KB (sold)
RV-14A #140494 (Fuselage in progress)
N114KB (reserved)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-22-2019, 04:33 PM
gasman gasman is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 3,507
Default

Ken, you don't need the interior to check where to set the pedals. What you need is the measurement (thickness) of the backrest cushion. With that measurement, you can stack up towels to simulate the cushion. Do the same for the bottom except stack them so you can see over the cowl...... your good to go.

When planning location of the pedal assembly, keep in mind that the pedal should move in an arc. The pedal should not be perpendicular to the floor, it should be pulled to you by about 3 inches from vertical, give or take. This does two things, the pedal pushes in the same arc as your foot for the first 3 inches. Second, it helps keep your feet off of the brakes.
__________________
VAF #897
2019 =VAF= Dues PAID
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:55 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.