VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

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

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-14
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-23-2017, 07:15 AM
jeffw@sc47's Avatar
jeffw@sc47 jeffw@sc47 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Simpsonville, SC (SC47)
Posts: 230
Default RV 14 with Superior XP-400 ?

Turned page of Finish Kit instructions and new section titled 'Install Engine'. Intending to go the SnF to get serious about buying engine; lots of choices and considerations.

I need to talk with any and all who have installed (or have decided to install) the Superior XP-400 on their RV 14 / A .

Have talked to two who have provided good information, want more.

If you PM or email me your contact phone and time to call, I will call.
__________________
Jeff Warren
Simpsonville, SC (SC47 - 10nm NW Triple Tree, SC00)
1946 Bellanca Cruisair 14-13-2 (72 YRS OLD 8/15/18)
RV14A (N14ZT), Ser#140195
Start 10/11/14
Dues paid 12/2/18 (USArmy 2/67-2/70)
www.mykitlog.com/jeffw@sc47

!! I SURVIVED RIPON ARRIVAL - KOSH 7/21/2018 !!

Last edited by jeffw@sc47 : 03-23-2017 at 07:22 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-23-2017, 08:11 AM
KeithB KeithB is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 196
Default

Some important info on exhausts in this thread:
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ight=Vetterman
__________________
Keith Brown

RV-14A Builder - kit #136, XP-400 Aero Sport Power
N314KC - First flight Mar 8, 2017, >400 hrs
RV-6A sold
Sport Pilot (weight-shift control) - Airborne XT912
Dues paid 12/2018
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-23-2017, 08:57 AM
asw20c asw20c is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Edgewood, NM
Posts: 156
Default

I'm still years out from buying an engine, but I'm interested in this conversation too. The IO390 got such a bad reputation (self inflicted by Lycoming in my opinion) by pricing replacement cylinders as high as they did earlier before bringing them more in line with other engines, plus, I don't know if it is warranted or not, but I've heard of cooling problems, and issues with cracking due to the thin-walled cylinders, and there may be more issues. But I may still buy one simply because that's what Van's says around which the plane is designed. It would be nice to start seeing feedback from those who have the skills and courage to depart from the design engine to include the Superior 400 and Titan 370.
__________________
Empennage Complete Except for Tips
Wings Underway
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-24-2017, 08:38 AM
Av8rRob's Avatar
Av8rRob Av8rRob is online now
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rescue, CA. KROB
Posts: 230
Default

Those buying the XP-400, what advantages do you see in that engine?

Thanks
__________________
Rob Lasater
Rv-14 still workin
Paid nov 2018
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-19-2018, 11:10 AM
Full Throttle Full Throttle is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Norwalk, CA
Posts: 6
Default

Be careful about the Superior Air Parts XP-400. They have been braking Crankshafts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-19-2018, 11:43 AM
Full Throttle Full Throttle is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Norwalk, CA
Posts: 6
Default

So far, Superior Air Parts is not willing to honor the warranty on the XP-400 crankshaft!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-19-2018, 12:10 PM
EXTAAFLY EXTAAFLY is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cow Country CA
Posts: 35
Default

There was a thread over in the VAF engine section a while back that linked to the NTSB report about an 8A with the XP400 that had a crank break and subsequently crashed. I can no longer find that thread for further investigation. I was looking for information for a friend interested in learning more about this crank issue. . . weird.

[ed. The thread drifted into lawsuit discussions, and that's against the posting rules. Start talking lawsuits and your thread gets killed. PLEASE give the posting rules a look see: www.vansairforce.net/rules.htm. v/r,dr]
__________________
Jason
ATP - CFII/MEI
RV14A #140419
Tail Cone & Empennage Done'ish 11/18/17 Synergy Assisted
Fuselage - working on it. Wings - later
Finish - It's sitting here in a big box
Engine - Ordered from an undisclosed builder, ready summer 2019
5/13/18 Donated

Last edited by DeltaRomeo : 11-19-2018 at 08:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-19-2018, 01:09 PM
PatrickN PatrickN is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 16
Default

You can find the thread if you search for "superior xp-400 safety alert site:vansairforce.com" in your favorite search engine. If you look at the cached version of the page, you can see the ntsb report link. Looks like the thread was deleted at some point.
__________________
RV-14 #140469
Empennage Kit Complete - mostly
Working on Fuselage Kit.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-19-2018, 05:37 PM
EXTAAFLY EXTAAFLY is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cow Country CA
Posts: 35
Default

So. . . I tried that. Two links of substance were produced. One linked to this website and said that thread was not available. The other came to this thread. That seems odd.
__________________
Jason
ATP - CFII/MEI
RV14A #140419
Tail Cone & Empennage Done'ish 11/18/17 Synergy Assisted
Fuselage - working on it. Wings - later
Finish - It's sitting here in a big box
Engine - Ordered from an undisclosed builder, ready summer 2019
5/13/18 Donated
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-20-2018, 05:40 AM
EXTAAFLY EXTAAFLY is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cow Country CA
Posts: 35
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EXTAAFLY View Post
There was a thread over in the VAF engine section a while back that linked to the NTSB report about an 8A with the XP400 that had a crank break and subsequently crashed. I can no longer find that thread for further investigation. I was looking for information for a friend interested in learning more about this crank issue. . . weird.

[ed. The thread drifted into lawsuit discussions, and that's against the posting rules. Start talking lawsuits and your thread gets killed. PLEASE give the posting rules a look see: www.vansairforce.net/rules.htm. v/r,dr]
Wasn’t “my” thread, nor did I participate in it, other than to read the information that was provided. I did not see the litigation discussions. I was interested in the topic from a safety of flight stand point for a couple of friends interested in purchasing this engine.
__________________
Jason
ATP - CFII/MEI
RV14A #140419
Tail Cone & Empennage Done'ish 11/18/17 Synergy Assisted
Fuselage - working on it. Wings - later
Finish - It's sitting here in a big box
Engine - Ordered from an undisclosed builder, ready summer 2019
5/13/18 Donated
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 05:30 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.