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Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 151,032
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: 1,149
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: 716
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: 5,029
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: 619
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: 19
Views: 1,982
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: 619
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: 19
Views: 1,982
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: 19
Views: 1,982
Posted By iamtheari
I plumbed it according to the RV-14 kit plans....

I plumbed it according to the RV-14 kit plans. Itís such a luxury to have that planned out for me. I donít 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: 19
Views: 1,982
Posted By iamtheari
I didnít notice any improvement.

I didnít notice any improvement.
Forum: ADS-B 07-10-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
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: 619
Posted By iamtheari
ForeFlight doesnít list G3X Touch in ďDevicesĒ

I paired my iPad with my G3X Touch MFD today. Both sides of the connection said they were connected. But ForeFlight didnít list anything under the Devices tab and I didnít see any evidence that the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
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: 533
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: 512
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: 533
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: 512
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: 633
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: 533
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: 19
Views: 1,982
Posted By iamtheari
I hadnít even thought of the sniffle valve...

I hadnít 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: 19
Views: 1,982
Posted By iamtheari
Problems Idling While Hot

Iíve been noticing that my IO-390 doesnít like to idle smoothly when itís 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: 1,141
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: 821
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: 821
Posted By iamtheari
Iím in phase I testing of my RV-14 in western...

Iím in phase I testing of my RV-14 in western North Dakota. You donít need to talk to anyone, you need to build this airplane. Itís so much fun. :)
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
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: 1,179
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: 1,179
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: 1,179
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: 788
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: 7,282
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: 7,282
Posted By iamtheari
I went for a flight this evening and didnít see...

I went for a flight this evening and didnít 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: 7,282
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: 7,282
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: 2,502
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: 428
Views: 151,032
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: 772
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 manualís 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: 772
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you. Iíll spend some time with the...

Thank you. Iíll spend some time with the configuration mode to see if I can find what Iíve misconfigured.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By iamtheari
My GTN isnít failed. I donít see ďREVĒ on the...

My GTN isnít failed. I donít see ďREVĒ 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 canít find...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By iamtheari
G3X Touch and GTN - yellow ďVFRĒ 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 ďREVĒ and ďVFRĒ in yellow on the HSI. Mine just shows the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
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: 1,019
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. Iíll look at the alternator manual a bit...

Thanks. Iíll 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: 1,019
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: 1,321
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...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By iamtheari
I have a PDF ... I must have got it on the USB...

I have a PDF ... I must have got it on the USB thumb drive copy of the plans I ordered before I got the empennage kit.

The plans show these parts on each wing:

.058X5/16 6061-T6 tube, to make 4...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By iamtheari
You can download OP-52A. It will show you the...

You can download OP-52A. It will show you the parts you need.
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,102
Posted By iamtheari
I went with the Garmin. The only thing I would do...

I went with the Garmin. The only thing I would do different is install the antenna, doubler, and cable before I connected the fuselage to the tailcone. Itís no fun redoing all your zipties two years...
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 979
Posted By iamtheari
Oil quick drain - where to safety wire it to?

I got the Saf-Air oil quick drain for my IO-390. I installed it in place of the plug on the aft face of the sump, near the center left-to-right, which I understand to be where the RV-14 and RV-14A...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By iamtheari
After staring at the engine from many angles on...

After staring at the engine from many angles on several occasions, I decided to stick with the original location for the oil return fitting. The reason is that the fitting on the accessory housing...
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you! I'll have to get a new fitting since I...

Thank you! I'll have to get a new fitting since I have the kind with the extended tube, but I think your suggested location makes even more sense for getting the oil back into the sump.
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By iamtheari
Removing Intake Tube on IO-390

I'm probably not the first person to run into this snag. I have the IO-390 engine (the old 210 hp recommended model) on my RV-14. I want to install the sump return fitting for my air-oil separator. I...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By iamtheari
Just a correction: HS-910 is correct. E-912 is...

Just a correction: HS-910 is correct. E-912 is the correct number for the elevator tip fairing.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you. It's so rare that you guys count wrong...

Thank you. It's so rare that you guys count wrong on the plans that I wanted to err on the side of caution.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By iamtheari
The problem is that the plans seem to get the...

The problem is that the plans seem to get the count wrong. On page 47-19 it says "4X DIMPLE #30 FLUSH THIS SIDE." On page 47-20 it says "5X AN426AD4-6." I'm trying to figure out if the diagram on...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By iamtheari
The possibilities are endless, but it depends...

The possibilities are endless, but it depends mostly on what else you are trying to cram into the plane. I have a pretty full panel. No pictures because the wiring is too messy to be proud of, but I...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By iamtheari
Alternate air inlet dimpling - pages 47-19 and 47-20

I am a little confused about the steps here. On page 47-19, the call-out says to dimple 4x #30 holes in the alternate air inlet. The following page says to install it to the snorkel with 5x...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By iamtheari
Take a look at the updated plans from Van's. The...

Take a look at the updated plans from Van's. The plastic bushing is apparently 1/4" O.D., as it goes through the hinges as well as the NAS1149F0432P washer. And it must be 3/16" I.D. for the AN3...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By iamtheari
Section 45 - new oil door hardware

While looking for updates today, I noticed a couple of recent items. One is on page 45-24, using a plastic bushing for the oil door hinges rather than having them rotate on the bolt, due to observed...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 798
Posted By iamtheari
Page 22-09 step 4 - remove trailing edge?

This one strikes me as odd. Preceding steps on this page are to cleco the trailing edge into place, cleco and rivet the main ribs to each other, and then rivet the counterbalance to the nose skin....
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,885
Posted By iamtheari
Exhaust Slip Joint Anti-Seize

What type of anti-seize have you all been using on the exhaust slip joints? Did you use any on the ball joints?
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,635
Posted By iamtheari
I finally got around to some testing. I hate when...

I finally got around to some testing. I hate when people leave a thread like this unresolved and I find it by googling, so even though itís embarrassing Iíll go ahead and post the answer...

We put...
Forum: Primers 11-30-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,171
Posted By iamtheari
My advice about priming is this: Make the...

My advice about priming is this: Make the decision for yourself. Donít let anyone else talk you into priming. It adds a lot of tedious work to the build. If you prime, there will be times when you...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By iamtheari
Iím installing a Half Raven on my RV-14. Thatís...

Iím installing a Half Raven on my RV-14. Thatís the air/oil separator portion of their inverted oil system. I will lose oil pressure when negative G but the oil wonít pour overboard through the...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,635
Posted By iamtheari
I appreciate your suggestion. I've been...

I appreciate your suggestion. I've been contemplating the best way to set it up. Because of my experience chasing leaks between my test apparatus and fuel tank when I air-tested the tanks using the...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,635
Posted By iamtheari
I tested it a bit more tonight. I put 4 gallons...

I tested it a bit more tonight. I put 4 gallons into the tank this time, to see if fuel level affects the results. And it does, a bit. The flow is consistently 30 gph when the tank has more than 2...
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