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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 106,534
Posted By DakotaHawk
I've had mine reserved for three years. Just got...

I've had mine reserved for three years. Just got the Aircraft Registration, and the plane moves from my shop to the airport next week.

My N-number... N144P

The plane is an RV-14.

I'm a...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By DakotaHawk
First step is to ensure you have the right...

First step is to ensure you have the right starter tooth count. The starter ring gear can have (trying to remember off the top of my forgetful head) 122 teeth or 144 teeth. If the starter gear is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By DakotaHawk
I wish you didn't word the question the way that...

I wish you didn't word the question the way that you did! After building a -7 (and replacing the entire baffle kit once after 1300 hours of flying), I'm building a -14 now and just finished the...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,408
Posted By DakotaHawk
My CFIIs told me that all they wanted to see was...

My CFIIs told me that all they wanted to see was the CDI (which is on the Dynon) centered. It was up to me to make the nav equipment talk to the CDI. Hence, lots of YouTube videos to see how the...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,408
Posted By DakotaHawk
I did my IFR groundschool using King videos,...

I did my IFR groundschool using King videos, Sporty's app, and lots of YouTube videos.

I equipped my RV-7 with Dynon and two-axis autopilot, Avidyne IFD 440 GPS/NAV/COMM, along with Dynon COMM2. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By DakotaHawk
I have two hangars. One is filled with my RV-7. ...

I have two hangars. One is filled with my RV-7. The second is filled with a Mooney (not mine). I'm nearing completion of an RV-14 and need to find hangar space for it. Gonna have to start putting...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,563
Posted By DakotaHawk
I keep my BFH right next to my BFW and my BFSD. ...

I keep my BFH right next to my BFW and my BFSD. There may also by a BFG somewhere nearby. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,275
Posted By DakotaHawk
I've received two Repairman Certificates from the...

I've received two Repairman Certificates from the Seattle FSDO (Fisher Dakota Hawk and Vans RV-7). Both times, I submitted the single page document requesting the cert, received a phone call with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,165
Posted By DakotaHawk
Sikaflex on my RV-7 slider. First flight in 2009...

Sikaflex on my RV-7 slider. First flight in 2009 and 1400 hours.

Sikaflex on my RV-14 tip-up. First flight will be on Tuesday.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,944
Posted By DakotaHawk
I just did the same a few weeks ago. Use the...

I just did the same a few weeks ago. Use the nuts that came with the engine to hold the old slick mags on. Double the two nuts up on one stud. Crank down so they are TIGHT against each other. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By DakotaHawk
I?ll give you a call tomorrow (Saturday).

I?ll give you a call tomorrow (Saturday).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-17-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By DakotaHawk
Prop Spinner -how to do it right

With a title like that, you would think that I had the perfect system and I'm here to provide a "how to" method to make sure that the spinner was perfectly centered and tracked with no wobble on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By DakotaHawk
I checked out your blog (very nicely done!) to...

I checked out your blog (very nicely done!) to look at your cable set-up. I will have a quadrant in my -14 and need to determine the correct cables and lengths. Can you explain which length cable...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,824
Posted By DakotaHawk
I'll be there with my RV-7 in homebuilt camping. ...

I'll be there with my RV-7 in homebuilt camping. This is my 10th year attending with the RV-7. Next year, I'll be there with my RV-14!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By DakotaHawk
So many good things here! I think this would be a...

So many good things here! I think this would be a valuable training opportunity. Supposedly my new engine shipped from Lycoming this week, so I'll be getting some hands-on experience soon.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By DakotaHawk
Dang!!! That's what I'm paying for full coverage...

Dang!!! That's what I'm paying for full coverage on my flying RV-7!:eek:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,661
Posted By DakotaHawk
I have one of these installed in my RV-14 IFR...

I have one of these installed in my RV-14 IFR panel. Very simple to plumb and wire, and it gives a "tie-breaker" attitude solution. I really like mine!
Forum: Autopilots 05-15-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,137
Posted By DakotaHawk
While on GPS navigation, my auto pilot will keep...

While on GPS navigation, my auto pilot will keep the needles centered all the way down to minimums.

However, on VOR/ILS navigation, I had a real bad issue with the needle being all over the place,...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,098
Posted By DakotaHawk
These are the same numbers that I've found from...

These are the same numbers that I've found from other resources. All I need now the the angle to mount the control lever, although the order form does give the option to adjust the angle in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By DakotaHawk
Avian Flight Service at Bremerton - very...

Avian Flight Service at Bremerton - very professional shop with reasonable rates.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,098
Posted By DakotaHawk
Rather than starting a new thread, I'll just...

Rather than starting a new thread, I'll just resurrect this one...

It's time to order the prop governor for my RV-14 build. I'm going to take advantage of the advertiser special that was listed on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,704
Posted By DakotaHawk
Welcome from another -14 builder in Washington...

Welcome from another -14 builder in Washington State. I'll be picking up my engine/prop/FWF kit from Vans in two weeks.

You're gonna love the -14 kit. It's definitely a well designed product!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By DakotaHawk
That looks like a simple solution to prevent the...

That looks like a simple solution to prevent the heat muff from changing position on the exhaust.

Of course, if it wasn't oiled up so much, maybe the heat muff wouldn't slide around as much! ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By DakotaHawk
I Used toggle guards (the half-round guards...

I Used toggle guards (the half-round guards available from Stein or others) to protect my ignition switches. Over 1300 hours on my -7 and never had an inadvertent operation.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 170,067
Posted By DakotaHawk
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/dakotahawk...

http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/dakotahawk/Mobile%20Uploads/2019-04/38EDD588-0641-4303-AE98-398C1D5802B0_zps8uvdnawq.jpg

I just got my panel cut this week. It?s still missing some holes for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,699
Posted By DakotaHawk
I've watched this thread expand all day with some...

I've watched this thread expand all day with some interest. I agree with this guy's right to find a need (people want vanity N-numbers) and figure out a way to cash in on their need.

But if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,544
Posted By DakotaHawk
I think the two things that swayed me toward...

I think the two things that swayed me toward Dynon was that I was upgrading from a legacy Dynon to an upgraded Skyview (staying with the same mfg) and also that Dynon is just a half hour away from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,544
Posted By DakotaHawk
I just completed a panel upgrade in my RV-7 two...

I just completed a panel upgrade in my RV-7 two years ago, and went through the same mental anguish. I spent the better part of Oshkosh 2016 parked in front of the Dynon/Advanced booth just pushing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-22-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,582
Posted By DakotaHawk
Hidden Oil Door Latch

I've been a member of VAF for about 15 years now. During that time, I've seen a LOT of posts and picked up a lot of good information.

Sometime in the past, I saw some posts about a hidden oil door...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By DakotaHawk
Interested! PM sent...

Interested! PM sent...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,922
Posted By DakotaHawk
I just picked up the AV-20 (2 1/4" artificial...

I just picked up the AV-20 (2 1/4" artificial horizon) as a back up for my Dynon EFIS. I'm still building the panel, so I don't have any flight experiences to share. However, I have powered the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,965
Posted By DakotaHawk
One battery and one alternator. Backup batteries...

One battery and one alternator. Backup batteries on both of the Dynon Skyview EFIS. Backup batteries on the Stratus II / iPad. Lightspeed + old fashioned Magneto.

If I lose my alternator, my main...
Forum: Tools 03-13-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By DakotaHawk
1) Remove the yoke and return spring to see if...

1) Remove the yoke and return spring to see if the set will return after the trigger is released with finger pressure equal to the spring return pressure.

2) Verify the air pressure has a release...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,723
Posted By DakotaHawk
PM sent... etc etc etc...

PM sent... etc etc etc...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,554
Posted By DakotaHawk
Is your engine arriving in the timeframe that was...

Is your engine arriving in the timeframe that was originally promised? I have a delivery date for my engine for the end of April - just wondering how much delay to expect.
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,972
Posted By DakotaHawk
Here’s a pic of the battery angle ribs that...

Here’s a pic of the battery angle ribs that you’re talking about. The elevator bell crank is mounted here, and I used the extra space to mount a smoke oil pump....
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,526
Posted By DakotaHawk
Ken, in the post-mortem, is there anything that...

Ken, in the post-mortem, is there anything that you could have done differently to make the task easier? Should the release mechanism step happen BEFORE doing something else?

I'm still just a few...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,332
Posted By DakotaHawk
I just purchased this hydraulic punch set from...

I just purchased this hydraulic punch set from Amazon Aircraft Stuff. Tool quality is basic HF/Chinese but it makes an easy and clean punch thru the SS...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-29-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,560
Posted By DakotaHawk
I wish the pics were still available in DanH's...

I wish the pics were still available in DanH's post. :(
Forum: Safety 01-22-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,795
Posted By DakotaHawk
You can ship a box of stuff (camping gear,...

You can ship a box of stuff (camping gear, chairs, air mattresses, laundry, etc) to yourself to arrive at Oshkosh prior to the show. Shipping Services usually sets up in a shipping container placed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By DakotaHawk
Hangar 49 (and a useless sentence to prove I'm...

Hangar 49 (and a useless sentence to prove I'm not a robot...)
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-21-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,743
Posted By DakotaHawk
Can't wait to see the pic of the completed...

Can't wait to see the pic of the completed vertical stab! That's when you know you're making real progress. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,505
Posted By DakotaHawk
The second video post of shadows didn't work. ...

The second video post of shadows didn't work. Here's the correct link.

https://vimeo.com/312552834
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,505
Posted By DakotaHawk
Which parts are printed? That looks like a fun...

Which parts are printed? That looks like a fun "rainy weekend" project. You could probably sell a few kits of the printed parts!

Could you post a couple of pics of the business end (the gear...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,567
Posted By DakotaHawk
Does anyone have an un-installed JD Air Canopy...

Does anyone have an un-installed JD Air Canopy Latch kit sitting on the shelf? I'm at the point where I really need to get the latch installed on my fuselage skin, but it's on back-order. If you're...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,976
Posted By DakotaHawk
When I built my RV-7, I purchased an 0-360 and...

When I built my RV-7, I purchased an 0-360 and prop that had been removed from a Mooney, then flown until TBO on someone else's RV. While flying on the other RV, the engine was converted to...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,327
Posted By DakotaHawk
After flying for the past 9 years in my RV-7 with...

After flying for the past 9 years in my RV-7 with marginally acceptable 250W lights in the leading edges, I decided that I was going to light up the runway with my RV-14. One event that really...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,657
Posted By DakotaHawk
Safety: Inertia Cut-off switch

I'm cutting/pasting this response from Ron Schreck from another post on smoke oil safety.

"Following the death of Amanda Frankin in 2011 our air show team equipped our planes with an inertia...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By DakotaHawk
The transaction was done via PayPal. EBay just...

The transaction was done via PayPal. EBay just took the money right out of my PayPal account (which was linked to a credit card.)

There is a plus to the transaction. Since the purchased equipment...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By DakotaHawk
... or you could pull the scam that someone on...

... or you could pull the scam that someone on eBay pulled on me. They bid on and won a nav radio that I listed. After sending the unit to them, they said they wanted to return it. But they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,643
Posted By DakotaHawk
It might be a long shot, but how is your oil...

It might be a long shot, but how is your oil level? At high RPM and low oil levels, you may just be getting a surge due to varying oil pressure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By DakotaHawk
I'm coming up on the Firewall chapters for my...

I'm coming up on the Firewall chapters for my RV-14 build. Is there a website or youtube video that gives a good explanation of the process of insulating and protecting the firewall?

"I didn't...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,613
Posted By DakotaHawk
Part Number? I've been looking in "The List" and...

Part Number?

I've been looking in "The List" and the Vans online store and can't find the RV-14 step kit. I was able to find the RV-6,7 & 9 step kit, but I assume these are different parts.

Anyone...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-05-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By DakotaHawk
I went through the same issue when I did my...

I went through the same issue when I did my Instrument checkride in my RV-7 last year. Since then, I've spoken to/helped at least three other RV pilots get IACRA to accept their homebuilt...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 107,210
Posted By DakotaHawk
140325

OK. I'll add my serial number to the mix. I'm building #140325.

There's a story here. A couple of years ago, Vans came out with a new plane - the RV-14. I had already built an RV-7, and have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,047
Posted By DakotaHawk
I'm in with a +1 for 2019. This looks like a...

I'm in with a +1 for 2019. This looks like a great adventure!
Forum: COMM 11-27-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By DakotaHawk
Your plan looks a lot like my panel. My audio...

Your plan looks a lot like my panel.

My audio panel is up high. It almost never gets touched, except when swapping Comm1/Comm2 or listening to Nav for ID.

My GPS/NAV/COMM is under the audio...
Forum: Primers 10-25-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By DakotaHawk
I picked up a tarp garage from Harbor Freight for...

I picked up a tarp garage from Harbor Freight for about $179. Put it up in my side yard. The ?garage? is 10?x17?. A small space heater gets the inside temp up to manageable temps. No ventilation...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By DakotaHawk
I swapped out the handmade pitot tube for the...

I swapped out the handmade pitot tube for the Dynon mast and heated pitot tube.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,153
Posted By DakotaHawk
Scott Stewart checking in here. I'm about half...

Scott Stewart checking in here. I'm about half way through my wing kit, and the fuselage kit is already on the shelf ready to get started. Right now I'm building in my garage. You're welcome to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,052
Posted By DakotaHawk
I did all of my instrument training in my RV-7. ...

I did all of my instrument training in my RV-7. Contacted the local DPE to arrange a checkride and he told me that he had just completed a checkride in an RV-7A. He did my checkride in my RV-7.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-29-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,364
Posted By DakotaHawk
I think there's a huge "fine line" between the...

I think there's a huge "fine line" between the basic Cessna 152 six-pack with vacuum/electric gauges on one side of the "line", and a Boeing 777 with glass panels, multiple EFIS, multiple ADHRS,...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-29-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,364
Posted By DakotaHawk
I gave a lot of thought to my panel design -...

I gave a lot of thought to my panel design - particularly the backups available in case xxx equipment failed. I actually ran a spreadsheet to show single points of failure and methods to work around...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-27-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,364
Posted By DakotaHawk
The disengagement/reengagement was due to the...

The disengagement/reengagement was due to the internal thought conflict set up by my CFIIs when one told me that I wouldn't be allowed to use the A/P and the others said to go ahead and use it. ...
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