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Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
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: 141
Views: 171,631
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: 57
Views: 12,782
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: 1,201
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: 4,992
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: 648
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: 904
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: 5,297
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: 2,259
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: 2,204
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: 2,953
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: 1,356
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: 1,114
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: 1,574
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: 6,514
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: 28
Views: 9,646
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: 28
Views: 9,646
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: 1,590
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: 1,291
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: 975
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: 8,805
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: 19,720
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: 19,720
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: 4,739
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: 13,883
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: 13,883
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: 13,883
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: 13,883
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: 13,883
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: 13,883
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: 13,883
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: 13,883
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: 2,454
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: 1,530
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: 5,267
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: 3,619
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: 1,157
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: 1,357
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: 2,164
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: 1,476
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: 4,280
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: 2,420
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: 4,280
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: 1,826
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: 1,826
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: 934
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: 513
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...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,801
Posted By n982sx
It may be implied, but did you remove the bolts...

It may be implied, but did you remove the bolts behind the tank that hold the tank to the spar web?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,345
Posted By n982sx
My comments on this layout are really just...

My comments on this layout are really just something to think about.

You might try sitting in the cockpit and reaching for those instruments on the right. They may be more uncomfortable to reach...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,345
Posted By n982sx
I like all of the replies. My take is... No need...

I like all of the replies. My take is...

No need for a second com and the built in intercom is great.

No need for a nav radio. Carry a hand held with VOR capability if it makes you feel better...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By n982sx
My kit was from 2013. I discovered a problem with...

My kit was from 2013. I discovered a problem with the arm travel in early 2014. When I called Vans they said "Ya, we're working on it.'' so I wasn't the first to spot it.

A new arm came in the mail...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By n982sx
Looks about right but can't quite tell from your...

Looks about right but can't quite tell from your pic. The travel is supposed to be very asymmetric. Mid travel will not be close to neutral.

Not sure of your kit number, but if it's an early kit, be...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,613
Posted By n982sx
This model from Bogert Aviation. 04M-RV10...

This model from Bogert Aviation. 04M-RV10 $225

https://bogertaviation.com/collections/bogi-bars-aircraft-tow-bars-and-tow-bar-accessories/products/bogi-bars-nose-wheel-aircraft?variant=1212734613
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 3,978
Posted By n982sx
I think your correct, but that is interesting...

I think your correct, but that is interesting data by itself.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,363
Posted By n982sx
No, they have no call outs to use primer on any...

No, they have no call outs to use primer on any of those that I recall. There are several pieces of steel and different alloys of aluminum that they call out for priming.

As far as I noticed, every...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,363
Posted By n982sx
All the dissimilar metal components in the 14 are...

All the dissimilar metal components in the 14 are marked in the plans and specify priming. Other than that, see the priming wars post and make your own call.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,121
Posted By n982sx
Didn't answer your poll because I didn't install...

Didn't answer your poll because I didn't install one.

Not trying to be cute but I'm not sure why you would. Backup? Would you mount a hand mic as well?
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,808
Posted By n982sx
I had one of the first fuselage harnesses built...

I had one of the first fuselage harnesses built to the Van's drawing and it worked fine with the CAN bus as did the wing harness to the roll servo. The GMU 11 was not out when I bought so the wiring...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By n982sx
Just to be clear, The installation kits for...

Just to be clear,

The installation kits for plans set 56 and 57 from Van's.

The actual servos from your avionics supplier.
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,761
Posted By n982sx
I just used the supplied pass throughs with room...

I just used the supplied pass throughs with room left over for more wires if I had needed any, and that's after a couple of non standard larger wires for my secondary bus.
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By n982sx
No, he has the correct hole location on the servo...

No, he has the correct hole location on the servo arm per 56-05.
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By n982sx
Then I suspect you are fine. With the wing in the...

Then I suspect you are fine. With the wing in the cradle you only have the aileron stop on one wing in place. The stop on the other wing should come into play before your servo gets into that extreme...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By n982sx
From your picture it appears that you have...

From your picture it appears that you have several more threads exposed on the opposite bearing than the one connected to the servo. Consider turning the push rod around or readjust the bearings so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By n982sx
Garmin G3x Touch interfaces via Bluetooth easily...

Garmin G3x Touch interfaces via Bluetooth easily with an iPad running Garmin Pilot or Foreflight.

I use Foreflight. I do all my flight plans in Foreflight and send them to the panel. The flight...
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