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Forum: Autopilots 05-25-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By MS19087
Did this ever get resolved?

I have the same issue “pitch servo trim fault”. Intermittent yet very visible when in configuration mode and looking at pitch servo. Even on the ground it goes between red x and green check....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By MS19087
Check your grounds

I had a similar issue with an unstable CAN bus and it turned out to be a bad ground. If you used ring terminals make sure that any paint or removed and your have a clean connection. Ohm meter found...
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By MS19087
Another cup holder

I bought it from an auto supply warehouse. I don’t remember but will look it up.
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,605
Posted By MS19087
Running Hartzell 3 blade composite- no CG issues

I have an exp119 WITH accessory case. So a bit heavier than the normal-119. In fact when I’m solo I put ballast in the luggage area. Otherwise I can’t get a nice flare on landing. My CG stays within...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By MS19087
G3X AOA

This discussion is very timely. A few weeks back i calibrated my RV-14A G3X AOA. I did it per instructions which did not specify clean or dirty. I originally did it clean and the AOA indicator didn’t...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,332
Posted By MS19087
Yes

Yes. I installed a b&c starter. You will need to modify the snorkel. I just started phase 1, and all seems good.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By MS19087
Mine work fine

My CiES and Garmin G3X work fine. Yes they are frequency driven. I can check my settings/wiring this weekend.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,899
Posted By MS19087
First Flight - RV-14A

N94MS took to the skies on March 20! Ill get some pictures later. Great build and get flying airplane!!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-13-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By MS19087
Question for those running Engine Bridge and IO-390

Getting ready for first engine start on my dual P-Mag, IO-390 equipped RV-14A. I have timed the the PMags for 5* AFTER TDC as the IO-390’s normal advance is 20*. Brad from Pmag tells me i should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By MS19087
FlyLED NAV and STROBES Compliant?

The FlyLED says they exceed the standard, however I do not believe they are TSO’d. If this is the case, would they be non-compliant for night flight since they are not “approved”?
Can someone...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-09-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By MS19087
Rear window sealant

For those builders who plan to use screws to install their rear canopy here’s what I did. The plans call for pro seal. I did not want to use that in the event I ever needed to remove the window. I’ve...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By MS19087
Thanks. That is on my trouble shooting list. The...

Thanks. That is on my trouble shooting list. The harness was supplied by Stein, that’s exactly what I was thinking.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By MS19087
G3X Roll Servo issue

Just finished installation of my G3X. All LRUs register on the system information page with the exception of the roll servo. The unit has a blinking green light so I know it’s powered and online. The...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,877
Posted By MS19087
Its great!

I had this on my previous -9A and have installed one on my current -14A build. It works great - it function just like a traditional push pull throttle, with the added benefit of being able to fine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By MS19087
Number depends on options

if you keep the accessory case as original it is a different variant. Jeff at Lycoming can help you decipher . . .
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By MS19087
They be are miss marked

Try swapping them or flipping them. I forget but they eventually worked without trimming them.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-19-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By MS19087
Nice job David!

Good pop-pop! Is that your second one?
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 242,138
Posted By MS19087
N94MS Panel

David at Avionics Systems in Virginia did a great job! Highly recommended.

Panel includes:
Dual Touch's
G5
Garmin A/P head
GNX-375
GNC-255
GMA-245
Forum: Northeast 08-10-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By MS19087
Check your PMs

Local A&P A/I in MD - who also owns an RV-9A!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-29-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,347
Posted By MS19087
Dedicated Panel Switch Type?

Can I assume that this is a NORMALLY OPEN MOMENTARY PUSH BUTTON switch that toggles the feature?

Thanks!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,945
Posted By MS19087
Very cool

You are blest Paul. Congratulations to you and Louise!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-07-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By MS19087
Great to hear!

Hi Rob - glad to hear you will be active in the RV community again. getting close on my -14A. Hopefully airborne sometime late this fall . . .
Forum: Tools 05-16-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By MS19087
One of my favorite tools

I have an electric 1/2” hand tool. I find done many uses for it. It has been wonderful when trimming my canopy and cowl. This is my second build and didn’t have it the first time. Now I consider it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By MS19087
Thumbs up WAT Orion 550 Tail light

In an earlier career I was an avionics engineer in the defense industry. We were always chasing noise and ways to mitigate it. Fast forward 30 years when building my -9A and now my -14A, I go to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,299
Posted By MS19087
Reviving this old thread - LIDAR

Has anyone made progress on a simple package? Looks kind of fun . . .
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,416
Posted By MS19087
Oil return line interference IO390 EXP - SOLUTION

The “stock” oil return line delivered with my Thunderbolt interferes with the intake snorkel. Two options. Modify snorkel or bend a new oil return line. Prior to bending the line I called Steve at...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,680
Posted By MS19087
Dip Stick too short?

See pictures below. Working on my baffles and just installed new 5” scat tube on back of baffle which goes to oil cooler. A few issues I noted.
1) scat hose interferes with oil dip stick tube.
2)...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 204,144
Posted By MS19087
PPS - Intended for firewall mount?

Please check with Vertical Power - but I thought that this unit was intended to be mounted on the engine side of the firewall . . .
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,704
Posted By MS19087
Powder coat

See Post #163 on this thread . . . https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=139727&page=17
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 204,144
Posted By MS19087
Powder coated baffles

Powder coated my baffles this weekend. Came out great using a low cost Eastwood system and an oven i picked up on Facebook Marketplace. Amazing how good it looks and how simple it is to do.

9590
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By MS19087
B and C

Check this out. https://bandc.com/product-category/starters/experimental-starters/lycoming-experimental-starters/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By MS19087
Check your PM

Hi Vlad. Check you PM.
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 204,144
Posted By MS19087
Talking Thunderbolt IO-390 w/ Hartzell Raptor Prop - Hung

Hung my Thunderbolt IO-390 EXP119 a few months ago. This weekend I mounted the Hartzell Raptor Prop. I'll get more shots after I screw on spinner and remove the plastic - this is just a teaser. ...
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,213
Posted By MS19087
Thumbs up Shout out for Aircraft Specialty / Flightlines

I have no affiliation with this vendor, however they have been incredibly responsive to all of my needs in getting my hoses for my RV-14A IO-390 EXP243 - (this is an EXP119 w/ accessory case). taking...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By MS19087
Rotating brings about lots of complications with...

Rotating brings about lots of complications with the throttle and mixture cables. I am working on a starter solution and will report back later. A wedge will only mess up the snorkle alignment -...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By MS19087
Hi Jeff - I have the cold air sump (EXP119...

Hi Jeff - I have the cold air sump (EXP119 engine). I haven't received the snorkel yet but it may work for you . . . i just don't know.
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By MS19087
This is the best picture I have right now. But...

This is the best picture I have right now. But the FM200 is much larger and mounts at a slight angle which is enough to not allow the inline motor of the NL to fit in that space.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By MS19087
Skytec NL starter won’t fit EXP119

I just had that experience this week. The NL won’t fit due to interference with the FM200 fuel servo. I’m exploring alternatives as I don’t like the standard LS STARTER with permanent magnet motor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,992
Posted By MS19087
Old dog new tricks😁

Congratulations Doug. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!! You and I are about the same age and your achievements make my brain hurt. This proves us mature folks can still learn. Thanks...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 204,144
Posted By MS19087
It can be done. Careful measuring and cutting....

It can be done. Careful measuring and cutting. All of the QB folks that want this must retrofit. Not to hard.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 597
Posted By MS19087
Aero Safety Systems AH502SD Central Warning Panel?

Anyone have any experience with this product. Even though I have an EFIS, I like separate annunciators because warnings can get lost on a busy screen.
Curious about any...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,845
Posted By MS19087
Me too

Seems Like every time I do a search and specify the RV 14 forum I come up with zero results which I find hard to believe based on my search criteria. Glad I’m not the only one that has come across...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,109
Posted By MS19087
My path

I also have QB 14. I will maintain the hinge on the firewall and only use skybolt fasteners on the side. Two benefits:
I don’t have to remove the existing hinges and pro seal which is really not a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,926
Posted By MS19087
Deutsch are great.

Exactly what I used. However I used a three pin connector so I can install the sensing wire as well. The pins will allow for a range from 14 to 20 gauge
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,408
Posted By MS19087
Headphone jacks

Sorry I should have provided more details. This is a -14A. I am using the stock location for the jacks on the seat sides. What your are seeing on the panel is my depiction of two Pmag test...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,408
Posted By MS19087
Good comments

I had an Aera 796 in my -9A and really liked it. I have been considering the new Aera 760 in place of the 7” G3X however am a bit concerned about redundancy for my engine Instrumentation if my 10”...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,408
Posted By MS19087
Thoughts on my glass panel?

I'm planning my RV-14 panel. As you see in my draft layout I have elected to use a 7" portrait G3X on the right side. My plan is to have an adjustable tilt of anywhere from 0-30 degrees towards the...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,390
Posted By MS19087
Anyone still flying with APRS?

I had an APRS unit installed on my last plane and really liked the functionality and ability to give my loved ones insight to my travels. With the aviation specific tracking sites now dark and ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 187,182
Posted By MS19087
Talking They are bomb craters

:eek:

Dropped by a lost cold war navigator - he thought he was in Siberia!
Forum: Primers 11-30-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,638
Posted By MS19087
Eastwood Low VOC Direct to metal epoxy primer

I had excellent results with this product. Easy to mix and easy to spray even with a cheap Earlex HVLP spray system. I used PPE, exhausted ventilation and it had almost no smell. I mixed gray with...
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,282
Posted By MS19087
Ok. Why the change?

Thanks Scott. Any explanation why? My last RV used castle nuts and cotter pins. Why the change? The FWF kit recently had this hardware called out. I don’t see any SB or service letter.
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,282
Posted By MS19087
Engine mounting hardware - did vans change the hardware?

Getting ready to mount my engine. Reviewing drawing 43. The drawing calls out lock nuts vs castle nuts and cotter pins for the four engine mount bolts. The FWF kit details castle nuts and cotter...
Forum: Propellers 11-16-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By MS19087
Call me if you want

Hi Tom - I did this exact thing. Exactly what Paul says. Call me if you want . . .

Take care - Mark
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,380
Posted By MS19087
My solution

This has been great. A pair of adjustable horses from Home Depot. They are very solid. I made a 3ft x 8 ft top reinforced by 2x4s. See attached. They can be adjusted up and down depending on what you...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,724
Posted By MS19087
See post#8

As requested I added some pictures - hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,220
Posted By MS19087
No

Not the Cleaveland but a traditional tie down ring made of stainless steel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,220
Posted By MS19087
What vendor sells the stainless steel Tie down...

What vendor sells the stainless steel
Tie down ring?
Forum: Propellers 10-22-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,921
Posted By MS19087
Call Saber

I believe You can swap out the 7/16” lugs on the crank flange for 1/2” lugs. Call Saber and they will know and fix you up.
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,629
Posted By MS19087
Drill press

Yes. I used a drill press. Just go slowly and carefully keep checking your depth.
Forum: Tools 10-19-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,836
Posted By MS19087
My experience

Only should need about 40-42 lbs for 3/32 rivets. 80 lbs for 1/8. I was told you shouldn’t put more than 85-90 lbs into the Numatx. You may have a leak.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,352
Posted By MS19087
Van’s Factory plane is flying

Read this month’s Kit Planes article.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,951
Posted By MS19087
Simple answer

Order before the Nov 1 price increase. Could save you several thousand dollars. :eek:
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,060
Posted By MS19087
Did you upsize your canopy holes?

Repeat offender building a -14. My canopy is completely trimmed, drilled and countersunk for #6 screws. If I recall, on my -9 I upsized these holes to allow more room for expansion and to avoid...
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,416
Posted By MS19087
Go with Saber

I've used them a few times . . . excellent product.
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