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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-29-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,021
Posted By Nova RV
Left yesterday am around 0715 and no line, got...

Left yesterday am around 0715 and no line, got right out on 18R. Nice and smooth at 15.5 VFR :)
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By Nova RV
Which starter? The standard lightweight 149LS...

Which starter? The standard lightweight 149LS has known issues with the solenoid in the starter failing or intermittent (mine was). Skytec replaced my starter with the beefier 149NL by request and...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Nova RV
(off topic) Jeff I am flying into 3CK on the 24th...

(off topic) Jeff I am flying into 3CK on the 24th to visit a friend in Algonquin on my way to OSH on the 25th. PM me if you are around and want to see my -14.
(on topic) Make sure you tell Lycoming...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Nova RV
The web site says it's out of stock and if you...

The web site says it's out of stock and if you click on the ports only it says discontinued. That said, I have this kit and it works great and is accurate.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By Nova RV
Yes, my software issue was with the GTN update,...

Yes, my software issue was with the GTN update, apparently the 1st update I did was somehow corrupted. The fact that you had 2 units do the same thing though is very odd, but it can't hurt to roll...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By Nova RV
My -14 reads full until about 20 gal a side (5gal...

My -14 reads full until about 20 gal a side (5gal from full) before the senders are moving. I check for full before takeoff so I know it's actually full and to be honest, I really care about accuracy...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Nova RV
I have the older 4" duct baffling on my 390 and...

I have the older 4" duct baffling on my 390 and these temps are essentially what I see on a hot day at cruise (160-ish true). I imagine out in the desert temps mine would be higher.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By Nova RV
Had a similar issue a while back and Garmin...

Had a similar issue a while back and Garmin suggested I roll back to the previous software first and see if it does it. Mine did not do it again. I downloaded the newest software again and did a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Nova RV
I hope there is an answer, I am halfway there -...

I hope there is an answer, I am halfway there - my G3X will see the GTX45R via bluetooth and I have it check marked to autoconnect but it will not connect unless I do it manually (100% of the time). ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Nova RV
Only Garmin dealers have access to what you need...

Only Garmin dealers have access to what you need to update the transponder. I was told by several sources (including Garmin) you cannot do yourself even in an experimental.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By Nova RV
For specialized drilling and reaming bits, also...

For specialized drilling and reaming bits, also check out Pan American tool and Suncoast Precision Tools. I have used both of these places with good results and they have much wider variety of sizes...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By Nova RV
I have the SC-8 grip with the soft feel on my...

I have the SC-8 grip with the soft feel on my -14A and like it a lot (180hrs). The soft feel is just that, softer than gripping a hard plastic piece but not "squishy" feeling and I like it. Button...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-06-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By Nova RV
The lighter weight Whirlwind composite prop...

The lighter weight Whirlwind composite prop decelerates much faster than the aluminum Hartzell.
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 190,590
Posted By Nova RV
I use the 10" screen on the right side all of the...

I use the 10" screen on the right side all of the time. Usually I keep up weather or destination airport information data or just an expanded chart (VFR or IFR) enroute. As far as the center...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By Nova RV
The answer is not a straight forward as it might...

The answer is not a straight forward as it might seem. The installation manual for my GTX45R has the following requirements (only posting the relevant ones to this discussion):
Be attached away...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,477
Posted By Nova RV
I put mine there when I saw that Mitch Lock put...

I put mine there when I saw that Mitch Lock put it on the back of the GDU when he was building what would become the East Coast demo plane. As far as I know, that plane has never had an issue, nor I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,836
Posted By Nova RV
Pilots N Paws rescue trip to pick up 3 pups that...

Pilots N Paws rescue trip to pick up 3 pups that were scheduled to be put down this weekend, unless someone got them out. Macon, GA to Hickory, NC via Piper then Hickory to Warrenton, VA via RV-14A...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,871
Posted By Nova RV
No problems in 170 hours. I use tinnerman...

No problems in 170 hours. I use tinnerman washers on all of the attachment screws and have more tire clearance than called for around the bottom too. Perhaps the tire (tyre) deformed enough on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,012
Posted By Nova RV
My GAD 27 will start to wig wag the landing...

My GAD 27 will start to wig wag the landing lights if I turn on the switch for wig wag. It is independent of the landing light switch and will override that constant on if the landing light switch is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,278
Posted By Nova RV
Cut out 2 full size pics of the G5 and tape into...

Cut out 2 full size pics of the G5 and tape into both positions. Go up and turn off the other displays and decide which location you can best see and fly from. I have mine to left of PFD where it is...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,721
Posted By Nova RV
The AS/TS Flightlines retrofit kit for the...

The AS/TS Flightlines retrofit kit for the Airflow Performance pump is the way to go if you don't want to try the Andair again. I have been running the AFP mod and it mounts in the kit bracket holes...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-09-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,416
Posted By Nova RV
The ELT "on" function on the ACK panel there...

The ELT "on" function on the ACK panel there activates the ELT in case it doesn't activate on it's own in a crash, you definitely don't want to turn it on before flight. The ELT is battery powered...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Nova RV
Green holes are water drain and blue holes are...

Green holes are water drain and blue holes are for antenna mounting (2 bolt style like Delta Pop, not like Comant).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By Nova RV
Daniels has a nice pin remover for $$$ but it's...

Daniels has a nice pin remover for $$$ but it's cheaper than buying the plastic red and white things by the dozen and works perfectly every time.
https://www.dmctools.com/oscar/catalogue/drk145_1394/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Nova RV
FWIW Don at Airflow Performance recommends their...

FWIW Don at Airflow Performance recommends their 125 micron filter pre-pump.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By Nova RV
I'm sure you know but you never need permission...

I'm sure you know but you never need permission to cross through an MOA even if active. Restricted areas, yes, you need permission from the controlling agency.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By Nova RV
I have had 9 dogs in my -14 on 2 occasions :) of...

I have had 9 dogs in my -14 on 2 occasions :) of course it was either a mom with 8 puppies or 9 puppies on the flights. I can fit a 28" crate in the baggage area and that limits the size of dog to...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By Nova RV
What system? Dynon mounts in the wing bracket...

What system? Dynon mounts in the wing bracket included with kit. Garmin most people mount AHRS on the back of the PFD and the magnetometer in the kit wing bracket (fits Dynon or Garmin).
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,806
Posted By Nova RV
Just another current data point, I changed oil in...

Just another current data point, I changed oil in Dec at 125.5 tach time and have added 1qt since then at 143.0 tach time so about a qt per 18hrs now. Oil consumption gradually has decreased since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,963
Posted By Nova RV
Almost there- the L switch grounds the right...

Almost there- the L switch grounds the right P-Mag preventing spark only, the ship's power and internal alternator on the right mag are still functional. The only way to remove ships power from a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,963
Posted By Nova RV
No, ignition switch grounds the magneto (and...

No, ignition switch grounds the magneto (and P-Mag)exactly the same way, they are still operating but the grounding prevents spark and the P-Mag is still getting power from the airplane + it's...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,963
Posted By Nova RV
You are confusing 2 different things. The key...

You are confusing 2 different things. The key switch L-R-Both works just like with a traditional magneto, grounding it so it can't spark. The toggles or whatever means you like are for cutting ship...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,617
Posted By Nova RV
The Denso IKH27 is also known as the Denso 5347. ...

The Denso IKH27 is also known as the Denso 5347. Rock Auto has them for $7.98 Sparkplugs.com has them too @ $10.74
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,963
Posted By Nova RV
As others have mentioned, you need both regular...

As others have mentioned, you need both regular mag grounding ability and electrical cut off testing ability.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,806
Posted By Nova RV
I'm in the 10++hrs per qt range. Running...

I'm in the 10++hrs per qt range. Running Phillips XC 20W50 and total engine time about 150hrs.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,806
Posted By Nova RV
I have found that the -390 likes 6 quarts and no...

I have found that the -390 likes 6 quarts and no more. If you top off to 7-8 you will see horrendous numbers as you refill constantly back to 7-8. Leave it at 6 and it will last much, much longer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,144
Posted By Nova RV
FWIW I have a 10" on the right as well, not so...

FWIW I have a 10" on the right as well, not so much for a co-pilot but I can leave a full screen chart or wx map up when I fly. It's not too far away to see and interact with easily.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-11-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,399
Posted By Nova RV
The AFP will require an adapter plate kit...

The AFP will require an adapter plate kit (available from AFP) to buy for control cable installation vs. kit and the intake snorkel requires a minor modification that takes a couple hours of time. ...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By Nova RV
Order section OP-59 - Order "14 Power Mod install...

Order section OP-59 - Order "14 Power Mod install kit" it's listed in the web store.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,718
Posted By Nova RV
Stein suggested knife connector for my 14ga pitot...

Stein suggested knife connector for my 14ga pitot run. https://www.steinair.com/product/blue-knife-splice/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,244
Posted By Nova RV
Pilots N Paws rescue flight with one dog and 2...

Pilots N Paws rescue flight with one dog and 2 cats. Great way to get my flying fix and help out.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,191
Posted By Nova RV
July 2019 Kitty Hawk

July 2019 Kitty Hawk
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,275
Posted By Nova RV
Delivered Christmas presents to the grand kids. A...

Delivered Christmas presents to the grand kids. A 1hr flight beats a 5 hr drive anytime :)
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,635
Posted By Nova RV
Right side is in line with typical flow numbers...

Right side is in line with typical flow numbers for the Andair in a -14, about 40 GPH. If you have the AFP pump in a -14 it's closer to 60 GPH for normal. Left side definitely has an obstruction or...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 32,910
Posted By Nova RV
Rob I wouldn't change anything just yet,...

Rob I wouldn't change anything just yet, definitely wait a while until the engine is broken in completely. My last flight at 9000 feet and 64% power had a steady 190 degree oil temp. I have the...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,065
Posted By Nova RV
This was taken from AC 90-89B "e. Fuel Flow. A...

This was taken from AC 90-89B

"e. Fuel Flow. A fuel flow and unusable fuel check is a field test to ensure the aircraft engine will get enough fuel to run properly, even if the aircraft is in a...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,998
Posted By Nova RV
There is also a redundancy benefit in that you...

There is also a redundancy benefit in that you are not sending all of your fuel feed through a single tiny filter should it get clogged somehow. The 2 filters add complexity but also redundancy.
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,442
Posted By Nova RV
I wouldn't worry unless you were going with a...

I wouldn't worry unless you were going with a composite prop (-10 pounds) and an EarthX battery (-10 pounds). Even then, it would depend on pilot and passenger weights and a very low fuel supply...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,956
Posted By Nova RV
Small batches last longer, curing epoxy makes...

Small batches last longer, curing epoxy makes heat which speeds up the cure and the more epoxy in the cup, the less time you have.
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,998
Posted By Nova RV
I have been flying this setup for a few weeks...

I have been flying this setup for a few weeks now. I know they did an in house flow test and found negligible reduction from the bends in the flow, I'm sure Steve or Tom can answer that more...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-06-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By Nova RV
I had a paint mask made by Aerographics and it...

I had a paint mask made by Aerographics and it came out great.
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,452
Posted By Nova RV
I use the RV-10 Bogert tow bar with my 14, it...

I use the RV-10 Bogert tow bar with my 14, it works great
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,916
Posted By Nova RV
This thread has the discussion and some pics...

This thread has the discussion and some pics posted.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=185143
Forum: Texas (North) 09-29-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By Nova RV
I think only Mac Davis really dislikes Lubbock. ...

I think only Mac Davis really dislikes Lubbock. I have to defend Lubbock since I was made an honorary citizen of Lubbock back in 2004 :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,916
Posted By Nova RV
My pump is there now, it's a version 3 to be...

My pump is there now, it's a version 3 to be upgraded to version 7. My understanding is the 7 upgrade fixes the wear issue and resulting slipping. I emailed them and got a response the next day from...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,815
Posted By Nova RV
The epoxy/flox is built up around the gear leg...

The epoxy/flox is built up around the gear leg intersection fairing. The fairing sits into the transition in the wheel pant as you said.
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,232
Posted By Nova RV
My buddy said he wanted to buy my Andair version...

My buddy said he wanted to buy my Andair version 3 pump as a back up in is -14A if I have it updated to V7. I emailed Andair and no free upgrade for V3 pump, and quoted me about 70 Pounds UK for...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,232
Posted By Nova RV
I swapped out my Andair pump and filter today and...

I swapped out my Andair pump and filter today and replaced with the Airflow Performance aux pump and the AS/TS Flightlines parts. The mount or cradle screws directly into the existing Andair spaced...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 09-10-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By Nova RV
Tom would love to see your -14 while you are in...

Tom would love to see your -14 while you are in the area, I live about 10 minutes from JYO. I keep my -14A at HWY and there is another -14A at FRR and a -14 at OKV.
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 32,910
Posted By Nova RV
Carl, perhaps the one you helped build was an...

Carl, perhaps the one you helped build was an early kit, The FWF parts list from my 2017 shipment shows this.
OIL COOLER 2006X RV-14 13 ROW
And the Vans website shows that part number and...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 32,910
Posted By Nova RV
The Airflow Systems 2006X 13 row cooler is what...

The Airflow Systems 2006X 13 row cooler is what comes in the FWF kit for the -14.
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 32,910
Posted By Nova RV
At 1.8hrs it's too soon to worry about the temp...

At 1.8hrs it's too soon to worry about the temp as long as it is within limits for the IO 390 which is 235 degrees F. Shallower climb or more speed and they should go down some but more time on the...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 165,661
Posted By Nova RV
Looks great, Jeff! Can't wait to hear about...

Looks great, Jeff! Can't wait to hear about upcoming 1st flight. We spoke last Sept at Triple Tree about our progress on the -14
Forum: Autopilots 08-26-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,758
Posted By Nova RV
Yes it's a Garmin servo kit(s) for pitch and...

Yes it's a Garmin servo kit(s) for pitch and roll. 14 GARMIN AP SERVO INSTALL KIT$217.00
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