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Forum: RV-14 09-22-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By iamtheari
I am at 60 engine hours. I ran Aeroshell 80 for...

I am at 60 engine hours. I ran Aeroshell 80 for break-in and switched to Phillips XC 20W-50 just recently, with no flights on that oil yet. My first few oil changes were at 10, 35, and 60 hours. My...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By iamtheari
I have 65 hours on my RV-14 without steps. If I...

I have 65 hours on my RV-14 without steps. If I had it to do over, I would put the steps on the plane. I might add them someday. For now, it motivates me to stay kind of in shape.
Forum: Autopilots 09-17-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By iamtheari
G3X Autopilot "trim fault" errors

This has only happened on one flight. It was the first flight after I rebooted from enabling the G3X autopilot flight control system monitoring. See this thread for that feature announcement:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By iamtheari
G3X Touch Screenshot Filenames

I'm trying to figure out if there is any rhyme or reason to the filenames produced when you push and hold MENU on the G3X Touch to take a screenshot. Today's filename is 4821.bmp but in ascending...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By iamtheari
I did that step 42 months ago so I don't remember...

I did that step 42 months ago so I don't remember for sure, but I believe it means all of those holes. The RV-14 vertical stabilizer is mostly RV-7 part numbers so there is lots of match-drilling to...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By iamtheari
The meaning of "typical" in this context is that...

The meaning of "typical" in this context is that they gave the instruction once and it applies typically to all of the similar places in that drawing.
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By iamtheari
I think that a dedicated builder will always be...

I think that a dedicated builder will always be faster with the standard kits than the QB. The only kit that I think I would have got through quicker with a QB was the canopy, which doesn't have a QB...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,973
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you. I guess the ADS-B page on the G3X...

Thank you. I guess the ADS-B page on the G3X shows the ADS-B software level of the GTX rather than the main software level. (That makes sense, of course. And I should have guessed it, given Garmin's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,973
Posted By iamtheari
Are there any configuration changes required to...

Are there any configuration changes required to get the ADS-B weather products transferring via RS-232? I have installed GDU software 8.91 and my GTX 45R says it is at version 3.13. The lightning and...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By iamtheari
Here is a thread with the official data on RV-14...

Here is a thread with the official data on RV-14 W&B:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=133335

This page has some various data...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By iamtheari
Buy the plans on USB so you can study them. Do...

Buy the plans on USB so you can study them. Do that no matter how you plan to get an RV-14(A) because they will show you a lot about maintenance, as well. The steps that differ between landing gear...
Forum: ADS-B 08-10-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By iamtheari
That makes sense. We closed up April 1. Thanks to...

That makes sense. We closed up April 1. Thanks to all the VAF Sherlocks.
Forum: ADS-B 08-10-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By iamtheari
Good catch. I never noticed that. I’ll have to...

Good catch. I never noticed that. I’ll have to see about how we filed it. Something to know about, though, if the G3X doesn’t pick up domestic style notams
Forum: ADS-B 08-10-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By iamtheari
Yes. I get AWOS data and other information for it...

Yes. I get AWOS data and other information for it from ADS-B. Code is S25
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,680
Posted By iamtheari
Did you notice the stumbling throughout the life...

Did you notice the stumbling throughout the life of your engine, or only recently as the overhauls you mentioned became overdue?
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,680
Posted By iamtheari
It isn't solved, yet. I think the new fuel spider...

It isn't solved, yet. I think the new fuel spider spring recommended above is the next step, which I will do either this fall when the plane is back home (I have to drive over an hour to its...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By iamtheari
Fair enough. So, how does one go about...

Fair enough. So, how does one go about demonstrating a known crosswind component in an E-AB?
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By iamtheari
Demonstrated crosswind in the certified world...

Demonstrated crosswind in the certified world means just that, what they actually demonstrated. It's not a limitation. I've landed in crosswinds well above the POH demonstrated figures in a couple of...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By iamtheari
Could be. But my question is what crosswinds...

Could be. But my question is what crosswinds people have actually landed their RV-14s in, which implies some semblance of holding the centerline.
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By iamtheari
I made my popcorn before posting. But let's not...

I made my popcorn before posting. But let's not debate which method is best here. :)
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By iamtheari
Demonstrated Crosswind

Poll for RV-14 taildragger pilots. What is your demonstrated crosswind in the RV-14? (RV-14A pilots can play the game, too, but please say that you did it in a trike so we caveman taildragger pilots...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 154,712
Posted By iamtheari
When showing the waypoint information for a VOR...

When showing the waypoint information for a VOR (or, I suppose, NDB), show the communication box or the data it contains. This would make it a lot easier to go from the map page to having an FSS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By iamtheari
I would leave space for upgrades so you don't...

I would leave space for upgrades so you don't have to hack the panel apart to add them later on. Landing light switch, position light switch (although you can use a 3-position switch for...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By iamtheari
It took me essentially the entire year 2019 to...

It took me essentially the entire year 2019 to build the canopy. I wouldn't want to put the plane on its landing gear until the canopy is done. It was easy to work on with the plane sitting on its...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,771
Posted By iamtheari
I tested power-off stalls in my RV-14 with flaps...

I tested power-off stalls in my RV-14 with flaps in -3, 0, and full positions. There was no discernable difference in the stall speed or behavior between -3 and 0 flaps.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By iamtheari
Pairing the iPad to the PFD solved this one.

Pairing the iPad to the PFD solved this one.
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,680
Posted By iamtheari
When leaning at idle, it tracks the others, it's...

When leaning at idle, it tracks the others, it's just markedly cooler at idle. When I get the mixture lean enough, the engine does run smoothly. It's really lean, pulled back about 2/3 of the way...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By iamtheari
Everything is up-to-date. The Send To menu on...

Everything is up-to-date. The Send To menu on Foreflight does not include anything related to the plane when I'm in the plane. I know it works because I use it with the FlightStream in my other...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,680
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for those tips. I did install the heat...

Thanks for those tips. I did install the heat shields per the RV-14 plans, including the one on the cross-over. I'll consider trying to improve them the next time I am working with the cowl off, or...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,680
Posted By iamtheari
I plumbed it according to the RV-14 kit plans....

I plumbed it according to the RV-14 kit plans. It’s such a luxury to have that planned out for me. I don’t have pictures handy but, from memory, the routing is from the lower center firewall up to...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,680
Posted By iamtheari
I didn’t notice any improvement.

I didn’t notice any improvement.
Forum: ADS-B 07-10-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By iamtheari
ADS-B Notam shortcomings

My home airport has two notams at the moment. One is the permanent closure of our grass runway. The other is the closure from 4/1/2021 until 10/1/2021 of our paved runway. We have zero open runways...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By iamtheari
ForeFlight doesn’t list G3X Touch in “Devices”

I paired my iPad with my G3X Touch MFD today. Both sides of the connection said they were connected. But ForeFlight didn’t list anything under the Devices tab and I didn’t see any evidence that the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By iamtheari
GMA 245R Bluetooth name

My OCD is getting to me. I have my G3X Touch Bluetooth devices all named to my liking except for the GMA 245R. Is there a setting to change the Bluetooth name of the Garmin audio panels?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By iamtheari
The suggestion above solved my problem. However,...

The suggestion above solved my problem. However, there was one additional step before the Connext setup page was available on my GTN. I had to go to the GTN configuration mode, find the page for...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By iamtheari
I'm glad I'm not alone! I threw my small wood...

I'm glad I'm not alone! I threw my small wood plane, cabinet scraper, file, sanding sponges, and feeler gauges in the car for my next trip to the plane. Thanks for the PIREPs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you for your efforts to decrypt my needs....

Thank you for your efforts to decrypt my needs. I'll check the GTN settings the next time I get to my plane.
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By iamtheari
Expanding canopy - interference with window

I'm halfway through my phase 1 testing and I've run into a frustrating issue. The lower aft edges of the canopy plexiglass interfere with the lower forward edges of the window plexiglass when I close...
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By iamtheari
I have a Half Raven in my RV-14 taildragger. It's...

I have a Half Raven in my RV-14 taildragger. It's too early to judge how well it does its job, but others who have them generally report good results.

As far as plumbing, I temporarily removed the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By iamtheari
GTX 45R Bluetooth pairing

I am trying to make the Bluetooth connection between my G3X Touch and GTX 45R, which I understand is required to get lightning and some other weather data to the G3X. My MFD is searching but not...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,680
Posted By iamtheari
I hadn’t even thought of the sniffle valve...

I hadn’t even thought of the sniffle valve getting involved. My plane, engine, and sniffle valve are all new, but new things can fail. Did yours behave differently when hot vs cold?
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,680
Posted By iamtheari
Problems Idling While Hot

I’ve been noticing that my IO-390 doesn’t like to idle smoothly when it’s hot. I adjusted the idle mixture as well as I could. Everything works fine when the engine is cold. But after a flight the...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By iamtheari
I was going to use this method to move my RV-14...

I was going to use this method to move my RV-14 with engine and gear through my 6x6 foot basement walk-out door. The root fairing attach strips and axles conspired to make it not work, by a narrow...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By iamtheari
The Van's firewall forward kit was very complete....

The Van's firewall forward kit was very complete. I have the original IO-390 engine and stock exhaust and my plane is a taildragger. But presumably anything that is in the plans will be in the kit. I...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By iamtheari
I’m in phase I testing of my RV-14 in western...

I’m in phase I testing of my RV-14 in western North Dakota. You don’t need to talk to anyone, you need to build this airplane. It’s so much fun. :)
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By iamtheari
I have the Tosten military-style grips in my...

I have the Tosten military-style grips in my RV-14. I have it wired as follows:


4-way hat: pitch and roll trim
trigger: PTT
small index finger button: A/P disconnect/CWS
outboard thumb button:...
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By iamtheari
Forgive my novice question... What is the process...

Forgive my novice question... What is the process for leak checking an oil cooler?
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for that. The RV-14 taildragger kit comes...

Thanks for that. The RV-14 taildragger kit comes with an AN822-8D for that position, which is aluminum. The oil cooler mounts to the engine mount.

I guess I'll order a steel AN822-8 elbow and see if...
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By iamtheari
Leaky oil cooler fitting

I'm 10 hours into my RV-14's Phase I, so it's time for the first oil change. While trying various methods to remove the Lycoming-over-torqued oil filter, I am also working on finding the source of...
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By iamtheari
This does raise a question. How have the rest of...

This does raise a question. How have the rest of you been setting your yellow arcs? For example, on oil temperature how close to the redline do you want the gauge to show yellow?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,454
Posted By iamtheari
Same here. Glad to have it back. :)

Same here. Glad to have it back. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,454
Posted By iamtheari
I went for a flight this evening and didn’t see...

I went for a flight this evening and didn’t see anything in the place described in that thread. So at present I only see my trim and flap position information on the MFD Engine page, not on the PFD...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,454
Posted By iamtheari
I had the same thing happen. I installed this...

I had the same thing happen. I installed this update and then the PFD did not show my trim and flap positions. I searched and found this recent thread* about how to re-enable them, although they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,454
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you for this update and in general for your...

Thank you for this update and in general for your interactive approach to experimental avionics customers. Is there a document that gives a deeper description of the improvements? The one I am...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,904
Posted By iamtheari
I needed this information a couple months ago....

I needed this information a couple months ago. Great idea. I will say that the springs should not be installed within two weeks prior to any hand modeling gigs, as the little nicks and scrapes all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 154,712
Posted By iamtheari
It would just have to be programmable as a...

It would just have to be programmable as a function for a discrete input.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By iamtheari
I had got the G3X configuration correct but not...

I had got the G3X configuration correct but not the GTN. I spent a few minutes with the G3X installation manual’s list of configuration settings for this setup and made adjustments as needed. Now I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you. I’ll spend some time with the...

Thank you. I’ll spend some time with the configuration mode to see if I can find what I’ve misconfigured.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By iamtheari
My GTN isn’t failed. I don’t see “REV” on the...

My GTN isn’t failed. I don’t see “REV” on the HSI. Only the yellow VFR indication. I am wondering what conditions would lead to the yellow VFR without the yellow REV showing up, since I can’t find...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By iamtheari
G3X Touch and GTN - yellow “VFR” on HSI

The G3X Touch pilot guide says that, if the external navigator fails and it automatically reverts to the internal GPS, it will display both “REV” and “VFR” in yellow on the HSI. Mine just shows the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By iamtheari
G3X Touch US National Grid Location Bug

I tried setting the position display on my G3X Touch to US National Grid. It displays the first few digits (two numerals and three letters, like 13TFN) but the 10-digit grid position is all 0's. In...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. I’ll look at the alternator manual a bit...

Thanks. I’ll look at the alternator manual a bit closer. And as others have pointed out, the voltage reading is probably a better source for an alternator failure warning, so I may just abandon that...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By iamtheari
Alternator Fail Light

I have the IO-390 recommended for the RV-14, circa 2018. Not the fancy new one. And I have the RV-14 kit alternator. I wired the alternator failure wire from the alternator to my Garmin GEA 24...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By iamtheari
I can't remember if the parts are in a kit or...

I can't remember if the parts are in a kit or not. I think I ordered them separately (well, just the brackets, since almost everything else is just standard aircraft hardware). I went with the...
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