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Forum: RV-14 05-19-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Av8rRob
Yeah that’s low. You should be getting 25-30 or...

Yeah that’s low. You should be getting 25-30 or so. I had to get a warranty replacement of my fuel pump at around 200 hours, so it does happen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,486
Posted By Av8rRob
I hope a gatorade bottle is included with the kit!

I hope a gatorade bottle is included with the kit!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By Av8rRob
Any updates on this install?

Any updates on this install?
Forum: Reviews 05-06-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By Av8rRob
I recently bought two barrels of smoke oil from...

I recently bought two barrels of smoke oil from aviation oil outlet with no issues.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By Av8rRob
Dan, Exactly. Thanks for adding some background...

Dan, Exactly. Thanks for adding some background and data for other types. I guess my takeaway is keep the over squared operation below about 5". It is interesting how the other (non-390 charts)...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By Av8rRob
However as mentioned in this chart for the -360,...

However as mentioned in this chart for the -360, there are limits to the amount of more mp than rpm.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By Av8rRob
Very cool app, thanks

Very cool app, thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By Av8rRob
thanks, as I read that chart you can run...

thanks, as I read that chart you can run essentially any amount oversquared to a RPM as low as 2,000. Anybody else read this differently?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By Av8rRob
Exactly, he shows the chart for the -360 so where...

Exactly, he shows the chart for the -360 so where is the -390 chart?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By Av8rRob
Oversquared Lycoming chart for -390?

Just curious if anyone has been able to find any Lycoming data on oversquared operations in the IO-390?

Thanks
Forum: Interiors 04-27-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,842
Posted By Av8rRob
Just one clarification point (cause obviously...

Just one clarification point (cause obviously everyone loves the vendor they choose). One fundamental difference in seats is that the Classic Aero seats includes its own seat back frame that is...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,272
Posted By Av8rRob
Good news, you will be happy with the NL. I...

Good news, you will be happy with the NL. I ground off the lug.
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,272
Posted By Av8rRob
It is my understanding that the B&C starter does...

It is my understanding that the B&C starter does not fit on the Io-390 btw
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,272
Posted By Av8rRob
I have had excellent results for 360 hours with...

I have had excellent results for 360 hours with the skytec 149 NL starter as another option.
Forum: Safety 04-05-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,161
Posted By Av8rRob
I suggest that you download the flight data off...

I suggest that you download the flight data off your efis’ sd card to analyze if in fact a trim command was given. Assuming you have a modern efis with a storage card this should be relatively...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-01-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Av8rRob
Thanks, I guess it was just my browser on my...

Thanks, I guess it was just my browser on my ipad. Working now.
Forum: Formation Flying 03-30-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Av8rRob
Im having difficulty with the links on that...

Im having difficulty with the links on that website. Trying to see the schedule/ hotel etc. thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Av8rRob
Video demo

Here is a quick video (https://youtu.be/O7jiybvPrUc) of the smart smoke in action prior to installing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,677
Posted By Av8rRob
Absolutely worth it.

Absolutely worth it.
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,793
Posted By Av8rRob
Smoke selfie

Heres a smoke selfie I just took with my -14. I just installed my system too and have a slight smoke smell in the cockpit but not bad at all. Looking at my photo it very well could be coming in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Av8rRob
I dont know about the ESP32, not in my bag of...

I dont know about the ESP32, not in my bag of tricks. Feel free to try the code if you want.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,838
Posted By Av8rRob
Thanks

Thanks, it was a nice day to take pictures
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,838
Posted By Av8rRob
I took up smoking

Had myself a good time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Av8rRob
DIY Smart Smoke

Hey guys, I thought I would share my latest project in case anyone wants to make their smoke systems bit more functional as I did. I was inspired by Mike Bullock's design for his RV-7 smoke system...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 176,365
Posted By Av8rRob
Finally got her painted

Huge thanks to Evoke Aircraft Design and Cascade Custom Design for their work.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By Av8rRob
I sent you a pm

I sent you a pm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By Av8rRob
Do you guys remember what brand of ceramic...

Do you guys remember what brand of ceramic coating you used?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By Av8rRob
Paint protection options

Im happy to report that I got my plane out of the paint shop. Curious what people think of some of the new paint protection options such as wrapping the leading edges with film or ceramic coating? ...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-24-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Av8rRob
Yes I will be at the late March clinic and hope...

Yes I will be at the late March clinic and hope to make the April one too.
Forum: Formation Flying 02-24-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Av8rRob
The Beech Boys in NorCal have been very welcoming...

The Beech Boys in NorCal have been very welcoming to me and broke my cherry in formation flying. They hold clinics throughout the country. They fly to same FFI rules however they use more gentle...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,824
Posted By Av8rRob
I ran RapidAir throughout my hangar. Rated to...

I ran RapidAir throughout my hangar. Rated to 200 psi. Bends like pex.

https://www.rapidairproducts.com/kits
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By Av8rRob
Yeah, check the wheel alignment.

Yeah, check the wheel alignment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Av8rRob
Do you run the motor in reverse to fill? Any...

Do you run the motor in reverse to fill? Any chance you have a picture of the setup?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Av8rRob
Transferring smoke oil

Hey guys, In the process of installing a smoke system and just ordered my first barrel of oil. What is the preferred method of getting the oil from the barrel to in the tank? Curious what some of...
Forum: California 02-19-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 413
Posted By Av8rRob
Interested in learning formation flying?

https://www.b2osh.org/Web/B2OSH/Pages/Training/TrainingRegional.asp?Zr07Pyvpx=ertv10ny%20Pyv0vp5&Zr07TPyvpx=g4nv0v0t

The Beech Boys are having an introduction to formation flying clinic in...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,793
Posted By Av8rRob
Heres my buddies install...

Heres my buddies install
https://www.smashsrv-14build.com/search/label/smoke%20tank

However he is not yet flying. I plan on installing a system in a few weeks when I get my plane home from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,603
Posted By Av8rRob
Thanks guys I appreciate the ideas.

Thanks guys I appreciate the ideas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,603
Posted By Av8rRob
My stick switch is a momentary push so having a...

My stick switch is a momentary push so having a regular relay would mean I have to hold down the button. Looking for a more elegant solution if possible. I spoke to the new owner of smoke system...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,603
Posted By Av8rRob
I might end up doing just that, the only problem...

I might end up doing just that, the only problem is I would have to hold down the button continuously to smoke rather than push on- then push off. Mike Bullock’s rv-7 page has a nice solution and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,603
Posted By Av8rRob
“Smart board” for rv smoke system

Hey guys, I am researching installing a smoke system in my plane. I have a panel switch to arm the smoke but was planning on using a small stick switch to activate the smoke. Problem is the stick...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By Av8rRob
I would research the backlog of each component...

I would research the backlog of each component for your chosen vendor these days.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,429
Posted By Av8rRob
One thing to consider is your height, as a tall...

One thing to consider is your height, as a tall guy I would have a hard time checking breakers under the panel regardless of positioning.
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,780
Posted By Av8rRob
Heres mine N414S Condition...

Heres mine

N414S Condition Inspection
Date__________

Prep

Check Vans website for Service Bulletins
Check for Airworthiness Directive for Lycoming EXP IO-390-A3B6
Check emagair.com for service...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Posted By Av8rRob
My take

So first thing first, if you have a dedicated light for taxi, put it on the left side. Very difficult to even see the ground on the right side while taxiing. The landing light on the right side is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-15-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By Av8rRob
I have switches for on-off with test buttons...

I have switches for on-off with test buttons beneath them. The test buttons are cross wired so I turn off the A switch then push the button underneath it to kill power to the B system.
Forum: California 11-13-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,955
Posted By Av8rRob
Beautiful weather

Too bad I didn’t get a chance to meet any other RV pilots when there.
Forum: California 11-13-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,955
Posted By Av8rRob
I’ll probably be arriving around 12:30

I’ll probably be arriving around 12:30
Forum: California 11-11-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,955
Posted By Av8rRob
That might work for me.

That might work for me.
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,728
Posted By Av8rRob
I bought and have used these on my -14 main...

I bought and have used these on my -14 main wheels with no issue. I dont know if anything is different for the nose wheel kits.


Oh and btw, you do NOT need that fancy wooden jig to replace your...
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By Av8rRob
Funny side note on tailwheel brakes. I was just...

Funny side note on tailwheel brakes. I was just flying formation this past weekend and a friend told me that in flight my tailwheel spins. We discussed a new tailwheel brake mod to be designed, or...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By Av8rRob
I just use a 12” piece of 3/4” black pipe stuck...

I just use a 12” piece of 3/4” black pipe stuck in the inner side of the axle then put a floor jack under that.
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,322
Posted By Av8rRob
Yes, absolutely. Im 6’4” and use the steps every...

Yes, absolutely. Im 6’4” and use the steps every time. The -14 is taller than the other models.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,318
Posted By Av8rRob
Any update on when this software will be...

Any update on when this software will be available?
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,274
Posted By Av8rRob
Im not quite sure what your asking for since all...

Im not quite sure what your asking for since all of our POH’s are different.
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,213
Posted By Av8rRob
Seems to me (as previously mentioned, everyone...

Seems to me (as previously mentioned, everyone likes the seats they chose). Really I think it come down to style, they all look a bit different from each others so choose what style you like best....
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 118,829
Posted By Av8rRob
You might want to look at various loading...

You might want to look at various loading situations (two people/ 100 lbs baggage etc). That light prop gives you a pretty far aft c.g., might want to see how usable that will be.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,865
Posted By Av8rRob
Best knots for tie down ropes

Ok boy scout troop leaders and sailors, what is the best knot to use on tie down ropes?
Forum: California 07-24-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,132
Posted By Av8rRob
Works for me

Works for me
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,318
Posted By Av8rRob
And thats why I put in a Garmin panel, constant...

And thats why I put in a Garmin panel, constant improvements
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,137
Posted By Av8rRob
I agree that prop weight is a real concern for a...

I agree that prop weight is a real concern for a taildragger if you want maximum usability with pax and cargo loads. Personally if I had a new exp 119 engine I would stick with the heavy prop.
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,620
Posted By Av8rRob
I have the 74” on my -14 and measured tip to...

I have the 74” on my -14 and measured tip to ground clearance at 13” in level attitude
Forum: California 07-15-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,141
Posted By Av8rRob
And yet there is no RV-13………

And yet there is no RV-13………
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,978
Posted By Av8rRob
If it wasn’t an issue, people wouldn’t be talking...

If it wasn’t an issue, people wouldn’t be talking about it.
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,978
Posted By Av8rRob
You know, this being a known issue, it would be...

You know, this being a known issue, it would be nice if Vans engineered a few stiffeners that could be prosealed to the skin and riveted to the ribs for all the 14’s.
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