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Forum: RV-14 12-07-2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By GOFT
Bruce aircraft cover - Travel edition - RV 14

Good day
Anybody that acquired a Travel cover (lighter edition than the "have no hangar option"), not using it and wants to sell?
Please PM me.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By GOFT
Samsung S7 Plus

Happy with the display in bright day light. Thin and light. Mounts with RAM mount from the side of the panel. For specs, see:
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,001
Posted By GOFT
Vlad, sorry, thread drift. How do you protect the...

Vlad, sorry, thread drift.
How do you protect the LE on your hor stab on those gravel runways?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-03-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By GOFT
My question. What is the purpose of the foam if...

My question. What is the purpose of the foam if the 'panels" (glued in to the bottom of the front of the top cowl) are sealed (front sides, aft) and airtight?
Other than air escaping (to the high...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,935
Posted By GOFT

Sure, but I learn something new every single time!

Either a fresh idea or whoa, I can adapt this and apply to another challenge.
Worst case. Shoot, I saw this solution once and totally forgot about...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By GOFT
Cylinder clamps, Aircraft Spruce "lite"
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By GOFT
Ken, upstanding guy

And Tim, another upstanding fellow:
Forum: Tools 08-10-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,779
Posted By GOFT

Used mine for all dimpling, excepts the skins and for a ton of riveting. Compact, light and reliable.
Cleveland's Main squeeze is another gem!
Would not tackle a build without either.
Unless my...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By GOFT
Throttle brackets and more
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 22,408
Posted By GOFT
Anti drain back valve

Dan, are you referring to the rubber diaphragm top side to the 8 oil inlet holes on the bottom of the filter?
2 weeks ago I opened a CH 48110-1 (Champion) and there was no rubber diaphragm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By GOFT
Lycoming IO 390 Slick magneto clamp nut torque. 17 ft.lbs?

Will the P-mags clamping force be different?
E mag do not specify their clamp torque in their installation manual.
page 5.3
(11) Tighten...
Forum: Canada 08-02-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By GOFT
Transport Canada, please correct/add/update/refute/whatever

Transport Canada and the MD-RA. The Two Step dance required to get your aircraft registered.

1. TC: apply for your aircraft markings ex. C-XXX and pay the fee.
2. MD-RA:
Request a final...
Forum: Reviews 07-11-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By GOFT
Airflow Performance, Spartanburg, support. FM-150

Shoutout to Kyle.
Fast, detailed and very helpful response.
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By GOFT
Aerobatics MDRA guideline, added TC link
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,001
Posted By GOFT
Dental floss?
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,001
Posted By GOFT

Forum: RV-14 06-12-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,001
Posted By GOFT
Reamer exhaust valve VGR-LC4?

Could you please confirm the reamer you used for the exhaust valve guide repair - the IO 390 A3B6 Angle valve (our Thunderbolt engines for the RV-14), is this...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-10-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,699
Posted By GOFT
Hand propping my plane is not happening...

Hand propping my plane is not happening regardless of PMAG or any other ignition system, unless you are one of those Marvel characters in the movies.[/QUOTE]

9 Volt battery...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By GOFT
RV1A-A nosewheel fairing

Slight thread drift.
To the early adopters.
Using the Beringer nosewheel instead of the VANS stock wheel,
could you please share any tips on the changes needed to make the fairing fit?
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By GOFT
Lemo placement

The stock location (circa 2013) was in line with the seat upright which was a horrible idea.
Unfortunately I placed my Lemo plugs adjacent to the dual plugs in this rear location. Only after flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By GOFT

Solid rivets or only the pull rivets?
Forum: Tools 01-30-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,143
Posted By GOFT
Prop balancing

For the sake of learning. Why the nut on the prop side? Thanks
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,823
Posted By GOFT
Butt to vertex 37"

This is getting personal:)
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,823
Posted By GOFT
Headroom RV 14

6'5". With the seat in the most aft position for max leg room (thus most "upright" back rest position); fairly low seat cushion: leaves two fingers from vertex to canopy.
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,541
Posted By GOFT
Back fire

What is not to like about that back fire in the pattern pulling the power back from say 18 to 10" in order to slow down?:)
If I keep the mixture lean for the descent and pull back the power in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,694
Posted By GOFT
Rudder trim

Yep, you are correct. Useful bits and pieces left over from the build. It is a wedge after all.
Filled up the holes and taped a 6" piece onto the rudder with double sided tape.
To streamline the FWD...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,694
Posted By GOFT
Rudder tab

Elevator trailing edge wedge. 6" piece.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-10-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,065
Posted By GOFT
Alternative to Mouse Milk, exhaust joints?

Is Permatex copper based anti-seize of any use? Temperature rated to 1800dF.
Should one loosen and exercise or disassemble the exhaust joints yearly?
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,382
Posted By GOFT
Condition inspection list

I sent you a private message to get your email.
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,382
Posted By GOFT
Condition inspection

I can send you one I made for the 14A. Might need to chop and trim as too bulky.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-13-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,515
Posted By GOFT
Smile Wing root gascolators RV 14, why bother?

Each quick drain Andair GAS375 aluminum gascolators has a 49 cm2, 70 micron stainless steel woven mesh filter coated with PTFE. Suppose to prevent water to pass through the wire screen by keeping the...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,061
Posted By GOFT
Firewall sealant

Used Proseal tank sealant. Did not know any better. Hopefully I shall be back on the ground in one piece before the Proseal fails and allows smoke and flames into the cockpit.

Related topic....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,281
Posted By GOFT
14-21 psi is the Input pressure required for this...

14-21 psi is the Input pressure required for this compressor to fill your tank.
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,937
Posted By GOFT
Footwell skin rivets RV 14

Cherrymax rivets worked well for the "middle section" under the lower longeron.
Neat, reproducible and pretty strong.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,886
Posted By GOFT
Cruising at 9500, summer is here

Northbound in the Kananaskis area towards Banf, Alberta
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,321
Posted By GOFT
Was pretty tight, but doable. Used home made dollies

Door width: 84 inches, doors swinging outwards. Door height: 79 inches.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,558
Posted By GOFT

Thanks for all the responses.
Sounds like not any harm done to filter or engine.
Shall dress out the prop leading edges a bit to make it airworthy. Sorry, I meant pretty.:)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,558
Posted By GOFT
Engine intake air filter and rain

Was caught in a downpour some days ago.
Throttled back, pulled the prop coarse and turned for home to prevent too much damage to prop or risk a leak into the tip-up canopy.

K+N E-3450 filter.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-13-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,189
Posted By GOFT
Wrong mag

Just to clarify, GOFT never had trouble with his P mags.
He was just clueless on how the mag switch grounds. Cerebral problem.:)
The OP is the one with the mechanical problem.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,189
Posted By GOFT
Nope, you are correct. I was wrong. Selecting...

Nope, you are correct. I was wrong. Selecting Left, grounds the Right and runs the Left. Thanks for pointing it...
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 31,203
Posted By GOFT
[QUOTE=gmcjetpilot;172309]Not all equip is the...

[QUOTE=gmcjetpilot;172309]Not all equip is the same and more over not all technicians and techniques are the same. The test should be done under power with the blades off the stop (constant speed...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-10-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,189
Posted By GOFT
Thanks for the responses. I'll try to answer all...

Thanks for the responses. I'll try to answer all the questions. First, I went to do a run up one day and when I did the mag check I got a 200 RPM increase when I shut the E-MAG off and the engine...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,087
Posted By GOFT
Page 7 of 12 points to both the exit placard and...

Page 7 of 12 points to both the exit placard and the cargo restraint.
Document MDRA C20E MFTW 20150401
Useful checklist before you square off with the inspector, no surprises.
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,087
Posted By GOFT
"Cargo net"

Any means to secure luggage in the baggage area.
Straps, bungee, whatever.
I used a square of old fishing net and 6 carabiners secured to the fuselage.
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,087
Posted By GOFT

"Exit" is all you need for your latch.
I did not see a requirement for stepwise or progressive instructions.
You could label the white T-handle on the panel: "to exit, pull below 10 feet and 50 kts...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,415
Posted By GOFT

Thanks for the update.
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,415
Posted By GOFT
Muff OD is 2-3/4". Thanks for the lead to Rick...

Muff OD is 2-3/4".
Thanks for the lead to Rick Robbins.
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,415
Posted By GOFT
Exhaust RV 14 Vans stock

1.75" OD.
Scott come in, Scott come in. :)
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,415
Posted By GOFT
RV 14 heat muffs

I found that the heat muffs keeps loosening after a few hours of flying. Tightening the "hose" clamps deformed the very flimsy/fragile endplates.

Just replacing the endplates are not an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,311
Posted By GOFT
Break in new IO 390

RV 14, dual P mags, Hartzell prop. 16 hours thus far.

First 5 hours mostly at 5 000' MSL.
WOT, 2490 RPM, leaned to best power as soon as leveled off (used the take off EGT to lean to, so roughly...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,463
Posted By GOFT

Not used in the RV 14 canopy
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,311
Posted By GOFT
First flight power settings

Blue skies for your first flight!
I PM'ed you power setting suggestions I got from Lycoming for first flight.
75%: yes we heard so, but translate that to RPM, Manifold pressure, MSL, OAT and humidity.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,626
Posted By GOFT
Comparison chart

Paul, how is the speed ratio calculated? Thanks
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,233
Posted By GOFT
Pin out in the wing

Not sure if this is helpful

Magnetometer GMU 22 Left wing inboard inspection plate access
 Pin out CPU connector:
o 1 solid green shielded 12h00
o 2 white and black shielded 5 to
o 3 solid green...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By GOFT
Mouse Milk

Dan H
Good evening. What do you use on these swivel joints?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,724
Posted By GOFT
Mix too rich?

IO-390. Which Fuel servo?
RV 14 with a FM-150. Mixture-throttle interconnect bar/link on top of the servo. Shorten the link to lean the mixture.
In my experience of ONE :-)
Loosen the lock...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,586
Posted By GOFT
Not a single thing achieved by low idle.

Float plane or amphib.
The lower your RPM, the more time to jump out and dock not risking ramming your floats into some riverbank or rocks. (SuperCub O-360 carb, slicks, 470 idle RPM.) Granted only...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,479
Posted By GOFT
Fuel flow

RV-14A. Andair electric pump with wing-root mounted Andair gascolator (70 micron mesh). 1.5 gallon fuel in the the tank. Fuel line disconnected at the FM-150 fuel servo and tied up on that...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,113
Posted By GOFT
Climb attitude RV 14, degrees nose up

Ball park figures?
Vy 95 kts Degrees nose up 12.5
Vx 70 kts Degrees nose up 15 ?
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,375
Posted By GOFT
Spark plug thread drift

Denso IKH 27 long reach, the correct one
Denso IK 27 is a short reach plug
Sourced the former at
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,574
Posted By GOFT
G3X numbers

Sent you a pm with some numbers taken from Steevo's blog.
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