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Forum: RV-14 09-20-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By n982sx
If you can hang the wings on the ceiling, and the...

If you can hang the wings on the ceiling, and the tail feathers on a wall you can just do it. The problem will be that it's a tight fit trying to mount the engine on the fuselage in 19'.

Ceiling...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By n982sx
I also used the Eaton Bussman Series 15700 - RTA...

I also used the Eaton Bussman Series 15700 - RTA bus blocks.

Here is how I configured two of them for my dual bus system.

Notice that two of the fuses are actually ATC circuit breakers for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,283
Posted By n982sx
Same here. It wasn't until my second test glide...

Same here. It wasn't until my second test glide that I realized the nav source had switched to internal and I would have to switch back to external manually.

This of course would only be relevant if...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,172
Posted By n982sx
Yes. Just the pins, encased in shrink tubing.

Yes. Just the pins, encased in shrink tubing.
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By n982sx
Just reporting what he told me. Not sure if he...

Just reporting what he told me. Not sure if he meant the issue was specific to Van's cowling installations.

Also checked my PP documentation for both the old and the new alternator. Neither mentions...
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By n982sx
My PP went out at about 300 hours. Replaced and...

My PP went out at about 300 hours. Replaced and installed a blast tube.

I talked to Hartzell about my experience at Oshkosh this summer and they confirmed that they will not rebuild a PP alternator....
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,172
Posted By n982sx
I don't recommend a field install of the...

I don't recommend a field install of the micromolex connectors. If you bugger the supplied pins replace with something better. The pins are not designed to be removed and reinserted.

For that...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,277
Posted By n982sx
Six weeks from the move to first flight. Most...

Six weeks from the move to first flight. Most everything done in the garage.

The hangar was almost all final assembly of finished parts, but in the hangar, I finished the fiberglass tail tips,...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,224
Posted By n982sx
Some 14A Data

Using data from my EFIS, here is a table of sustained winds during what was one of the largest crosswinds I landed in my 14A.

I do not recall what the airport surface winds were broadcast at the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 156,979
Posted By n982sx
0.1 second data is available by saving the G3x...

0.1 second data is available by saving the G3x flight data recorder file (fdr_xxxxxxxxx.csv file when saved to the SD card)
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,251
Posted By n982sx
Your wiring hunch is correct. I'm not sure what...

Your wiring hunch is correct.

I'm not sure what you mean by neutralize the trim tab, but if you mean adjust for an equal amount of up and down travel from neutral - don't do that.

On the 14, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-31-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,664
Posted By n982sx
Used the guarded switch with one hand several...

Used the guarded switch with one hand several times in the Garmin booth. No problem using it.

It seems to be the identical switch used in the Autoland System with just a label change.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By n982sx
A guy at our airport had a new iPad that did not...

A guy at our airport had a new iPad that did not have the latest iOS version installed. He had the same symptoms as you. In his case, loading the latest iOS fixed the problem.

Make sure all of...
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,822
Posted By n982sx
You can easily build a very nice 14 for $150K,...

You can easily build a very nice 14 for $150K, including paint and an IFR Panel.

You can easily build a 14 for 200K+.

It is hard to build a 14 for $125K, but not impossible.

Paint pushed mine to...
Forum: RV-14 05-10-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By n982sx
I'm at C56 in Monee, IL. Around 150 miles. I've...

I'm at C56 in Monee, IL. Around 150 miles.

I've got 400+ hours on my 14 and could give you a ride. I'm at the airport almost every Wednesday.
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,932
Posted By n982sx
In my 14 I do not go to full power in a go around...

In my 14 I do not go to full power in a go around for this reason.

I increase power smoothly as I start bringing the flaps up and retriming. It doesn't take a lot of throttle in the 14 to arrest the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,748
Posted By n982sx
I installed a snubber (this one, PS-8G fitting...

I installed a snubber (this one, PS-8G fitting from Omega Engineering) recently and it cured the problem completely.
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By n982sx
Yes, starboard edge below the battery.

Yes, starboard edge below the battery.
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 205,472
Posted By n982sx
I would combine the master and alt into one three...

I would combine the master and alt into one three position switch. Off - Batt - Alt & Batt.

I prefer no Avionics switch but my system prevents brown outs which is a problem for some setups.

I turn...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,168
Posted By n982sx
I appreciated the heads up on this. Checked mine...

I appreciated the heads up on this.

Checked mine last week and all seems well. I will add this to my inspection routine however. 380+ hours.
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,976
Posted By n982sx
With the Garmin system using the GAD27 no limit...

With the Garmin system using the GAD27 no limit switches are needed.

The motor will run to the configured stopping points and stop. You can have the up and down limits be the stopping points and...
Forum: Flight Testing 02-11-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,323
Posted By n982sx
Don't forget the Additional Pilot program

I haven't seen any comments mention the additional pilot program.

While I did the first flight on both of my builds (one before the Additional Pilot program was started). I recently acted as the...
Forum: RV-14 02-08-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By n982sx
Those ribs are formed with a slight curve in that...

Those ribs are formed with a slight curve in that section. The aft section is flat. You simply have to flute to keep the edge straight in the forward section. Line the holes up with the bottom skin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By n982sx
Yes to this. Savvy reads the G3x .csv file...

Yes to this. Savvy reads the G3x .csv file directly and will not read the .csv file if saved from Excel.

I've never had any issues with Savvy uploads.
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,010
Posted By n982sx
That's the first thing! Then the T-shirt.

That's the first thing! Then the T-shirt.
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,179
Posted By n982sx
+1 to that. You can back rivet a lot more of the...

+1 to that.

You can back rivet a lot more of the plane than most people think, even round head rivets. It really comes in handy if you work mostly alone.
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,534
Posted By n982sx
I've mentioned this before, but a 2x rivet gun...

I've mentioned this before, but a 2x rivet gun makes riveting the majority of an RV's rivets really easy.

A 3x gun of course works fine but you do need to bring the pressure down. And of course you...
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,132
Posted By n982sx
I would wait to put the servos in and finish the...

I would wait to put the servos in and finish the wing. It is slightly more difficult to install after the wing is closed up, but that may be well worth the wait on the avionics purchase.

If you are...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,954
Posted By n982sx
Think of pitch trim like a trim wheel. Either on...

Think of pitch trim like a trim wheel. Either on the stick or panel, the top or forward push of a rocker switch seems to mimic rotating a trim wheel for nose down.

That's how it feels to me.
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,482
Posted By n982sx
Don't be too quick to resolder. Take a look at...

Don't be too quick to resolder. Take a look at the wire diagram and see if that shield is supposed to be connected to anything. Many shields are only grounded at one end.

What is this wire for? I...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By n982sx
I've found the roll trim worthwhile although it...

I've found the roll trim worthwhile although it is not a must have. I do recommend it.
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,578
Posted By n982sx
350 hours with the standard size harness. The...

350 hours with the standard size harness. The pads are very comfortable and seem well worth it.

I've had small kids for young eagles flights and some tall lean adults and they have all fit.
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,917
Posted By n982sx
Steve, On my 14, with Van's wingtips, I had to...

Steve,

On my 14, with Van's wingtips, I had to man handle them into place a very small amount. I attributed this to the molding process variability and the fit was easily made perfect.

I wasn't...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,917
Posted By n982sx
If you are saying these instructions align the...

If you are saying these instructions align the aileron so that they correspond to the 0° flap position, then your interpretation of these instructions is not correct.

The neutral position of the...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,121
Posted By n982sx
They mean in 'alignment with' not 'on' the center...

They mean in 'alignment with' not 'on' the center line. Make it square with the center line and if you are left or right of the center line a small amount it won't matter.

Mine is mounted on the...
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,674
Posted By n982sx
No ground loop. If you are installing the...

No ground loop.

If you are installing the Nav/Strobe light, it's ground connects up to the ground going to the fuselage on the back of the landing light.

If you are not installing the Nav/Strobe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By n982sx
Can't compare to your PS unit for you, but the...

Can't compare to your PS unit for you, but the Garmin 200 works great as advertised.
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,283
Posted By n982sx
I am not ambidextrous. My right is clearly...

I am not ambidextrous. My right is clearly dominate. Before flying my 14 I flew the previous 400 hours with my right hand on the stick and loved it.

I worried about switching back to the stick in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,136
Posted By n982sx
No, it's a tricycle gear as is my RV14. Only $25k...

No, it's a tricycle gear as is my RV14. Only $25k hull compared to the $125k for my 14.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,136
Posted By n982sx
Two planes, both with Falcon, renewals a month...

Two planes, both with Falcon, renewals a month apart.

The RV14 renewed first last month. Was up a small amount.

Just got the quote for the older Sonex - up over 50%!

Still haven't decided what to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,868
Posted By n982sx
I have little doubt you can attain the necessary...

I have little doubt you can attain the necessary mechanical skills.

Those are not really what it takes to build an airplane. It is a long process with a lot of steps that can seem quite tedious. You...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,867
Posted By n982sx
Chris, Check the antenna offset field in the...

Chris,

Check the antenna offset field in the transponder setup menu. It is probably blank. That was the fix for me and others.

See the G3xpert post #49 in this thread to set it correctly.

Also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,867
Posted By n982sx
Checked and the field was blank. I entered the...

Checked and the field was blank. I entered the value and reinstalled 8.71 with no issues.

Not sure why field was blank. Is that value stored in the transponder? Could the servicing of my transponder...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,867
Posted By n982sx
True, but the reason for the 8.71 update was...

True, but the reason for the 8.71 update was because of it's effect on 23ES transponders. My 23ES transponder was showing "Xpnder Config Error" after updating with the new 8.71 release as well as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,867
Posted By n982sx
Justin, I will check on Wednesday when I'm next...

Justin, I will check on Wednesday when I'm next at the airport. I do remember setting that value. I'll see if it's still there.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,867
Posted By n982sx
That was next on my list. My 23ES needed repair...

That was next on my list. My 23ES needed repair late last fall. When I sent it in they said they updated the software as well. I was assuming I had the latest version. Never verified what they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,867
Posted By n982sx
Nick, you seem to have the same behavior as mine....

Nick, you seem to have the same behavior as mine. The posted link to the older version should set you right.

Out of curiosity, does your ES23 and 39R share a RS 232 connection? I have to go back to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,867
Posted By n982sx
Steve, do you have a GTX 23ES as well? That seems...

Steve, do you have a GTX 23ES as well? That seems to be the common link with the problem.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,867
Posted By n982sx
Problem with 8.71

I would caution anyone with a GTX 23 ES and a GDL 39R to not update to 8.71

I'm going to pass a note to the G3xperts but the current software load for 8.71 appears to try and load an old version of...
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,217
Posted By n982sx
Easily can be built within your budget. Mine was...

Easily can be built within your budget. Mine was $135k all up.

That being said, my interior is only seats, no sidewalls or carpet etc. All Garmin panel but GTN 625 instead of 650, tray mounted iPad...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,930
Posted By n982sx
I used the .5 hr tank sealant for the trim tab...

I used the .5 hr tank sealant for the trim tab ribs. I was well prepared and got the ribs installed but it was a race that I barely won.

I would just buy the big can now and put it in the freezer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,692
Posted By n982sx
Yes I have. Both certified and experimental -...

Yes I have. Both certified and experimental - under warranty and out. Great, quick and reasonable cost.

G3xperts have been a great resource for experimental builders.

That being said, this is a...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,379
Posted By n982sx
At the moment I'm not giving rides cause of the...

At the moment I'm not giving rides cause of the 'rona. I'm about 40 miles south of downtown Chicago at C56 - Bult field. It's a bit of a hike for you from the Grand Rapids area.

If you get no other...
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,560
Posted By n982sx
If you did it to the plans correctly,...

If you did it to the plans correctly, surprisingly it will fit when you fasten it down.

I had the same reaction as you. So did a friend of mine when I bent his for his RV10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,606
Posted By n982sx
Tax laws vary greatly from state to state. In...

Tax laws vary greatly from state to state.

In Illinois, the use tax is due a short time after any purchase if greater than $600, otherwise it is due at the end of the year. Needless to say, most of...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,838
Posted By n982sx
On the 14, I would seriously question putting the...

On the 14, I would seriously question putting the flap switch on the stick. When deploying flaps for the 14, you will be making big trim adjustments. During a go around, you will be trying to undo...
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,916
Posted By n982sx
There is one stop on each inboard aileron...

There is one stop on each inboard aileron mounting bracket.
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,399
Posted By n982sx
Your plan mirrors my actual dollars for my 14A so...

Your plan mirrors my actual dollars for my 14A so it is very realistic. I was a bit slower on build time.
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,085
Posted By n982sx
Five weeks from garage to first flight for my...

Five weeks from garage to first flight for my 14A. That was only because I left about two weeks worth of work that could have been done in the garage until I got to the hangar.

It was just because...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,399
Posted By n982sx
Your kit price of $36k does not include the FFW...

Your kit price of $36k does not include the FFW which is about $7.5k if I remember correctly.

Don't forget state taxes. Almost $7k on my airplane in Illinois.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,347
Posted By n982sx
My fuse panel is made up of Bussmann Series 1571X...

My fuse panel is made up of Bussmann Series 1571X fuse blocks. They come in various sizes. I bought mine from an RV builder who was selling different sizes of them. I'll see if I can find my notes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,347
Posted By n982sx
I'm a fuse guy for there simplicity and...

I'm a fuse guy for there simplicity and compactness.

Here is my fuse panel and its location. Note... It is for two buses so each LRU has two fuses. 32 fuse locations, several spares.

Also, like you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By n982sx
Ken, I have done something similar to what you...

Ken,

I have done something similar to what you propose. The handle on my 14 comes out all the way to the panel, but on the sub panel I have mounted a bracket that can have either a AN-3 bolt or a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By n982sx
The three or four leg GPS method is very...

The three or four leg GPS method is very reliable.

Here is a link to a page on the National Test Pilot School

https://www.ntps.edu/information/downloads.html

that has links to a discussion of the...
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