VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

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

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 08-04-2017, 03:05 PM
Bigortho Bigortho is offline
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Forest Hills, NY
Posts: 11
Default RV-14 Vernier Throttle Cable

The RV 12 come with a McFarlane vernier throttle cable, but the RV-14 is shipped with an ACS locking throttle cable which slips, according to pilots flying their finished RV-14ís.

Well Tim Paine of McFarlane has designed a Vernier throttle cable for the RV-14: cost $310. I will install it next week.

McFarlane Aviation, Inc.
696 East 1700 Road
Baldwin City, KS 66006
785-594-2741 Ext 218
800-544-8594
785-594-3922 fax
www.mcfarlaneaviation.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-04-2017, 03:34 PM
rvbuilder2002 rvbuilder2002 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hubbard Oregon
Posts: 6,863
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigortho View Post
but the RV-14 is shipped with an ACS locking throttle cable which slips, according to pilots flying their finished RV-14ís.
???

If it does then the throttle would also be slipping (and they don't) on RV-10's, RV-9's, and RV-7's, because they all use the same throttle control design.

I think you are thinking of a couple people saying that their heat control cable slipped (a very different control cable than the one used for the throttle)
__________________
Any opinions expressed in this message are my own and not necessarily those of my employer.

Scott McDaniels
Hubbard, Oregon
RV-6A (aka "Junkyard Special ")
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-04-2017, 05:47 PM
KeithB KeithB is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 92
Default

I think RV-12 throttles had a tendency to slip because of the spring tension on the Bing carbs on Rotax engines - hence the Vernier. I installed a Mcfarlane vernier throttle cable on my RV-14 but purely for its function.
(I have a Superior XP400 engine and for this engine ONLY, I would recommend adding an extra 2" to the cable length over the standard Vans cable length and this engine will also require fabricating a new throttle bracket.)
__________________
Keith Brown

RV-14A Builder - kit #136
N314KC - First flight Mar 8, 2017, Phase I compl Apr 3, 2017
RV-6A sold
Sport Pilot (weight-shift control) - Airborne XT912
Dues paid 12/2016
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 06:47 AM.


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.