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Forum: RV-14 09-16-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By Ron B.
Do you know if the jettison hardware that came...

Do you know if the jettison hardware that came with the kit is installed on your 14? I would expect it is and if the standard handle wasn’t installed then I would expect the hardware was secured in...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2022, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Ron B.
There isnít enough clearance in the nose fork for...

There isnít enough clearance in the nose fork for the 380ís.
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Ron B.
I donít remember what the clearance was, I do...

I donít remember what the clearance was, I do remember taping a spacer on the tire and spinning the wheel to make sure there was enough clearance. I made changes to my strip so I returned to the...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Ron B.
All I did on my 14A was open the clearance on the...

All I did on my 14A was open the clearance on the wheel fairing to clear the larger tire. The larger tires did bear up the plane better on soft ground. One small inconvenience for us short guys was...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Ron B.
My build buddy installed the snap bushings before...

My build buddy installed the snap bushings before trying the harness. I only noticed what he was doing when he was done. He thought installing them was very difficult without the harness. He hadnít...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Ron B.
I havenít had any issues on the two or three I...

I havenít had any issues on the two or three I have installed. Looks like a bolt tightening issue, but Iím no expert.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By Ron B.
No , we have been through all that before first...

No , we have been through all that before first flight. It is going in the correct direction but appears to trim too much.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By Ron B.
Autopilot automatic trim

Trying to solve an issue in a friendís RV-14 .
He claims the Garmin auto pilot trims the ailerons all the way to the right, but if he disconnects the autopilot he needs to remove some trim to fly...
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,329
Posted By Ron B.
Realistically from the RV14 and my poor memory, I...

Realistically from the RV14 and my poor memory, I would guess three years before someone has all the kits in their possession. With the 14 Vanís told us after receiving the wings( wings were first...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks guys, my RV-14A has no structural changes,...

Thanks guys, my RV-14A has no structural changes, built to plans. It has the Vanís supplied canopy ejection handle installed per plans also.
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By Ron B.
Getting "Aerobatics Prohibited" removed Canada

Any Canadian RV-14 owner have success getting Transport Canada remove the ďAerobics Prohibited ď from their aircraft.
Any advice would be appreciated. Iím having trouble finding or getting what my TC...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,589
Posted By Ron B.
I havenít read all the post on this topic but...

I havenít read all the post on this topic but hopefully someone thought about the stresses that could be required on this handle if the canopy was to become unlatched in flight. Would be an awful...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Ron B.
In my opinion, there should be no movement. Which...

In my opinion, there should be no movement. Which nuts are not tight?
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By Ron B.
Look on page 48-07 , figure 2 Right side EGT...

Look on page 48-07 , figure 2 Right side EGT installation. Look next to the head of the right side lower engine mount bolt. You can see the other exhaust mount tube , the rubber hose and one of the...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By Ron B.
Quite sure we have an attachment point on both...

Quite sure we have an attachment point on both sides of the engine, so you will use double what you see on the schematic shown. I don’t have my manual handy.
Van’s kit parts are used in different...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-26-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,594
Posted By Ron B.
Hopefully the resin doesn't eat your foam before...

Hopefully the resin doesn't eat your foam before it cures.
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By Ron B.
He already did and the post got removed.

He already did and the post got removed.
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ron B.
Thank you very much Carl, just what I was looking...

Thank you very much Carl, just what I was looking for. After seeing your links I was able to actually find them on Van's site. Well hid.
Thanks again Ron
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ron B.
Applying to have the "AEROBATICS PROHIBITED"...

Applying to have the "AEROBATICS PROHIBITED" restriction removed from my RV-14A. Transport Canada said they would like what ever information that Van's has available regarding aerobatics in the RV-14.
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ron B.
aerobatics

Could someone please direct me to some literature Van's has published pertaining to aerobatics in the 14 .
Thanks
Forum: Painting your RV 04-09-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By Ron B.
First thing to do is use something to remove the...

First thing to do is use something to remove the anti- bonding agent used to prevent the part from sticking to the mold during the manufacturing process. I.e. if wax was used a wax remover should be...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,824
Posted By Ron B.
No we do not, old fashioned builders only.

No we do not, old fashioned builders only.
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,824
Posted By Ron B.
Welcome to VAF, canít help you but there are at...

Welcome to VAF, canít help you but there are at least four 14 on the east coast. Two fly and two under construction. You might just be on the wrong coast for viewing. Oh I doubt that, someone will...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Ron B.
My thinking is if we can trust AN lines to stay...

My thinking is if we can trust AN lines to stay tight why not an AN end cap. I would think you would have a lot of trouble removing with Proseal installed and who knows what the future will bring....
Forum: RV-14 04-04-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,766
Posted By Ron B.
Plane flying since 2016 and loving it.

Plane flying since 2016 and loving it.
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Ron B.
You would need to change engine mounts and either...

You would need to change engine mounts and either repair (plug gear leg holes) or replace engine cowl. Probably would need to replace anyway as the alignment probably would not work out. Change brake...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By Ron B.
I recently added wing root filters on my 14. I...

I recently added wing root filters on my 14. I used a D cell battery powered transfer pump to pump out the fuel into a Mister funnel. I was surprised how much fuel I was able to remove through the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By Ron B.
Is it leaking around the threads , if so use a...

Is it leaking around the threads , if so use a thread sealant. Most commonly they leak through the drain itself. If so you will need to drain your tank and remove the quick drain to replace the small...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-16-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By Ron B.
Remove the wires feeding the solenoid, and two...

Remove the wires feeding the solenoid, and two screws.
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By Ron B.
Well I have discovered my problem. Had one screw...

Well I have discovered my problem. Had one screw left on the bulkhead and I was able to rotate the bulkhead around the screw. The screw turned with the panel , but yet would not turn with the...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By Ron B.
Baggage panel removal

Probably had one or two screws hard to remove when removing the rear baggage bulkhead panel but today for my condition inspection (annual) seven refused to back out. I don't think it's the driver as...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2022, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By Ron B.
I would finish the wings, it's certainly do-able...

I would finish the wings, it's certainly do-able thru the inspection hole. Might take a few minutes longer but at least your wings are done.
Forum: Propellers 03-08-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By Ron B.
Time for me to fess up, kinda related here. You...

Time for me to fess up, kinda related here. You know when you pay more for something you think it's better. I had that philosophy with the grease. Aeroshell #6 is hard to find and more expensive than...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Ron B.
The black ones seem to leave black marks out on...

The black ones seem to leave black marks out on the white frame around the clamps. Doesn't look good.
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,583
Posted By Ron B.
He has been doing both, I'm sure he will get on...

He has been doing both, I'm sure he will get on to it again.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-27-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Ron B.
Very nice, cannot wait to get there myself. I...

Very nice, cannot wait to get there myself. I will need lotsa advice coming from flat land Nova Scotia. I have a niece in Victoria and she is on my list of places to visit with my 14.
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,583
Posted By Ron B.
My friend build a taildragger 14 and we had been...

My friend build a taildragger 14 and we had been pocking fun at each other (mine is a 14A) throughout his build. He had been flying taildraggers for longer than I have been flying but with age , I'm...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,323
Posted By Ron B.
Didn't want the holes on the floor for all the...

Didn't want the holes on the floor for all the debris to fall into as we have both also. Moved them up on the adjacent stiffener about to the top of the seat height. Now they are vertical and...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By Ron B.
How did you do both yourís. The instructions are...

How did you do both yourís. The instructions are supplied on Vanís KAI
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By Ron B.
I will have him take a look at it, Thanks

I will have him take a look at it, Thanks
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By Ron B.
Had the same issue, actually the hose fully...

Had the same issue, actually the hose fully slipped off the tube. Our fix was to fabricate new tubes and rather than flatten the tube , we put the tube in a vise with the bottom (opposite) end on...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By Ron B.
We were quite fussy with the alignment when...

We were quite fussy with the alignment when installing the gear. Purchased the shims and were not satisfied so I milled one and had that wheel prefect (I summed that to beginners luck). The other...
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By Ron B.
RV-14

My friend is just starting (40 hrs) to fly his RV-14 (tail dragger) and finds that after touch down the aircraft wants to go to the left. Says it takes a lot of right rudder to compensate. I don't...
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By Ron B.
OK , sounds encouraging but we will ask Van's,...

OK , sounds encouraging but we will ask Van's, Thanks
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By Ron B.
Trim tab

My friend's RV-14 has a heavy wing and after consulting with Van's and doing everything they suggested we have exhausted all other venues.
We have installed a 6"W X 2 "L X 3/8" thick wood wedge...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2022, 05:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,819
Posted By Ron B.
I would like to see a video of lifting the RV...

I would like to see a video of lifting the RV sometime if possible. Very nice.
One concern on the front mounts. If I recall the engine mount bolt passes thru a larger bore pipe until it gets to the...
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,982
Posted By Ron B.
On my standard IO-390 I have 29 PSI and on my...

On my standard IO-390 I have 29 PSI and on my friends EXP239 he's getting more 35PSI or so. I'm pretty sure his fuel flow is 21 GPH on take off at sea level.
Forum: Autopilots 02-02-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ron B.
Thank you, this is what I was looking for. Have...

Thank you, this is what I was looking for. Have you flown with a Garmin autopilot to compare accuracy?
Forum: Autopilots 02-02-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ron B.
I have been flying mine since 2016 and I don't...

I have been flying mine since 2016 and I don't recall just what I used for settings. Yes I can check. Not having flown with an autopilot before, I'm not asking how to fix my autopilot , what I'm...
Forum: Autopilots 02-02-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ron B.
Dynon autopilot

Certainly not wanting a debate as to which is best. I have a Dynon autopilot in my RV-14A and "pay attention here" don't have the skill to tune it in. My friend has an RV-14 with a GMC 307 dialed in....
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,360
Posted By Ron B.
If the canopy came off before you hit the water...

If the canopy came off before you hit the water and the nose of the aircraft dug in, what would the force of the water do to one's head?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2022, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,724
Posted By Ron B.
you just need a muffler!!

you just need a muffler!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,977
Posted By Ron B.
I had a leaking tank and could not find it until...

I had a leaking tank and could not find it until I pressurized the tank ( very little pressure) and submerged the tank in water. I used a manometer to control the pressure.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-22-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By Ron B.
I used the decal vinyl used at sign shops....

I used the decal vinyl used at sign shops. Choose a color that matched and removes one nut/screw at a time then reinstalled with the vinyl in place. Didn't take long and looks good so far 29 hours.
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,788
Posted By Ron B.
Wander what good it will do in my Aircam? I do...

Wander what good it will do in my Aircam? I do have one in my 14.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-16-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,638
Posted By Ron B.
My friend's had Stein make his panel. He has a...

My friend's had Stein make his panel. He has a magneto and P-Mag wired thru a key switch as you suggested. Cannot see where there could be an issue with both P-Mags thru a key switch.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ron B.
One suggestion if mounting the CB with Van's...

One suggestion if mounting the CB with Van's power module. Install your fuel filters in the wing root . Access to the fuel filter in Van's location is difficult enough with the full top panel access...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,634
Posted By Ron B.
After building both models ( slow build) , thatís...

After building both models ( slow build) , thatís all that I can think of that would be different.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-01-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,146
Posted By Ron B.
Question, when checking torque value on a faster...

Question, when checking torque value on a faster , do most just apply a torque wrench on the fastener and see if it moves or loosen the fastener and re-torque?
Itís my understanding that for proper...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,129
Posted By Ron B.
My friend tried not bringing the engine to an...

My friend tried not bringing the engine to an idle position on landing approach as if I recall correctly was Mike Seagerís instructions. A few flights today seamed to reduce the backfire considerably.
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,129
Posted By Ron B.
WE are having trouble with one hangar slipping....

WE are having trouble with one hangar slipping. Plan on addressing this today.
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,129
Posted By Ron B.
He does have carpeting.

He does have carpeting.
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,129
Posted By Ron B.
First flights unknown noise

My friend's RV-14 has about 7 hours on it. Today he said he was trying to figure out what is causing a noise that sounds to be coming from down by his feet. It is only noticeable or occurring when he...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-13-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ron B.
I would be more aggressive with the prep sanding...

I would be more aggressive with the prep sanding in order to get a good bond if bonding to the old part.
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