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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By ShortSnorter
Tom thanks for the photos - Is there a reason you...

Tom thanks for the photos - Is there a reason you chose the middle hole on the roll servo? Initially I started with the innermost hole but moved it for reasons stated in previous posts.
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By ShortSnorter
I may be missing something because when the...

I may be missing something because when the controls are neutral and the servo is perpendicular there is a disproportionate amount of throw on the servo with up aileron vs down aileron. When I...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By ShortSnorter
It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the first...

It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the first two photos are the original install with using the lowest hole in the arm.

The final photo is where I moved it to the middle hole in the servo arm...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By ShortSnorter
Great question! I used a screw because that's...

Great question! I used a screw because that's what the plans call for ;) However, it appears I connected the screw from the wrong side.


Appreciate the feedback guys - My point with this post was...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By ShortSnorter
Exclamation RV-14 Garmin GSA 28 Over Center

I had an interesting experience this afternoon when I was doing some ground testing of a standard install G3X AP system. After I got home I did some "VAF'ing" to see what others experience has been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By ShortSnorter
What type of borescope did you use to capture the...

What type of borescope did you use to capture the images?
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By ShortSnorter
Could the float be sticking? If you notice an...

Could the float be sticking? If you notice an erroneous reading, try smacking the top of the tank right above where the float is.
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By ShortSnorter
As already mentioned - Install the ANL fuses now...

As already mentioned - Install the ANL fuses now if you decide to go that route.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By ShortSnorter
Dan - I've limited the ground runs mentioned to...

Dan - I've limited the ground runs mentioned to <250 CHT or five minutes which ever is first. Mag checks were fine, #4 plug was pretty oily, differential was 76/80.

If the granularity of the data...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By ShortSnorter
WOT throttle was for a duration of probably less...

WOT throttle was for a duration of probably less than 5 seconds and was part of the requirements of testing the stops on the prop prior to first flight.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By ShortSnorter
New engine Cylinder Temp Question

I have a factory new IO-390 and have completed 3 short (5 min) ground runs one of which was a full power run (snip below). On all 3 runs #4 EGT & CHT are noticeably the coolest but nothing too...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,233
Posted By ShortSnorter
Looks like my old USR 14.4 modem I paid big $$...

Looks like my old USR 14.4 modem I paid big $$ for to dial in to bulletin board systems like this in the early 1990's!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,259
Posted By ShortSnorter
How cold did it get & was there any movement that...

How cold did it get & was there any movement that you are aware of that caused this? In other words, did you walk out to the plane in the morning and discover this happened overnight?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By ShortSnorter
This..... As many have posted, the sound quality...

This.....

As many have posted, the sound quality is good enough (for most people) across all of the brands mentioned. I was ready to pull the trigger on DC One X, mainly because of price and my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By ShortSnorter
Figured I join the Ford v Chevy chat.... FWIW I...

Figured I join the Ford v Chevy chat....

FWIW I just traded in my Bose X for A20 and received a $300 rebate. The catch is you have to buy directly from Bose and fill out a form on their website.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-17-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By ShortSnorter
To add to that: You will quickly realize the...

To add to that: You will quickly realize the difference in ATC services of FF vs IFR flight plan the first time ATC gets too busy in a congested area like this and tells you to sqk 1200 and contact...
Forum: Reviews 03-13-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By ShortSnorter
Gents - Thanks for the feedback! I think I'll...

Gents - Thanks for the feedback! I think I'll give the PJ2 a shot. I'm surprised that more radios aren't available with the direct headset plug in.
Forum: Reviews 03-12-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By ShortSnorter
Sporty's PJ2 Handheld vs SP-400

I'm looking for feedback on the PJ2 comm only vs the SP-400 which has a nav function as well. The most appealing feature on the PJ2 is the fact that you can plug your headset directly in to the top...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-12-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,347
Posted By ShortSnorter
To throw my $0.02 in - I jumped to conclusions...

To throw my $0.02 in - I jumped to conclusions too quickly since I have the same set up and I was receiving ARINC errors on my G3X.

I suppose this is the KISS principle in full effect:

The ARINC...
Forum: Interiors 03-08-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,935
Posted By ShortSnorter
Yes! I wasn't really keen on the side panels,...

Yes!

I wasn't really keen on the side panels, but it all came as a package (at least that's what I remember), but I'm more than pleased with the fit, look, and functionality. The front and rear...
Forum: Interiors 03-08-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,935
Posted By ShortSnorter
This is a copy of my order form with the colors. ...

This is a copy of my order form with the colors. One thing to note is that these are the low back seats, which actually go a few inches above the top the seatback frame. I can't imagine having the...
Forum: Interiors 03-07-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,935
Posted By ShortSnorter
Lemke -14A photos

I had a PM for photos of my Lemke interior, so decided to post them here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,410
Posted By ShortSnorter
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand...

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words....

When I was preparing to to my W&B, I ran across this thread and was trying to visualize what was being discussed here. When I did my W&B...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 93,645
Posted By ShortSnorter
My $0.02

RV-14A

Full Lemke interior (lambskin seats, front/read carpet, side panels), Interior paint, all fiberglass painted

Empty...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,546
Posted By ShortSnorter
This is what I ended up doing. Honestly I wished...

This is what I ended up doing. Honestly I wished I would've taken this approach to begin with as it would've saved quite a bit of time and frustration.
Forum: Canada 02-21-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By ShortSnorter
Ross/Ralph - I appreciate the insight!

Ross/Ralph - I appreciate the insight!
Forum: Southeast 02-20-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By ShortSnorter
Still looking. All suggestions welcome!

Still looking.


All suggestions welcome!
Forum: Canada 02-20-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By ShortSnorter
Moving to Calgary from U.S.

I'm just wrapping up my RV-14A build and as luck would have it, there is a possibility I may have to temporarily relocate to Calgary for 18-24 months. I'd like to understand:

-Can I bring my plane...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,347
Posted By ShortSnorter
Resolution

Just curious what ended up being the root cause as I have the same set up with the same errors.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By ShortSnorter
CONTRA!!!!!:eek:

CONTRA!!!!!:eek:
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By ShortSnorter
I think this may be the case but will verify with...

I think this may be the case but will verify with Van’s. I did notice slight aileron movement while moving the control stick base to the described aft 4degree position. I wasn’t able to verify the...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By ShortSnorter
Interesting they did away with the alignment jig...

Interesting they did away with the alignment jig that bolts to the end of the aileron. Either way, the issue really isn't with my aileron alignment as much as it is the uncertainty of where the...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By ShortSnorter
When I set my elevator stops everything was just...

When I set my elevator stops everything was just as you described. Now I'm at the point of connecting the ailerons to the control stick and the plans have you "set neutral" stick position by having...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By ShortSnorter
Control stick and Elevator “neutral” position

When I measure 4 degrees aft on the control stick base to set the control stick neutral position I get a slightly upward elevator deflection as compared to the HS. Does this make sense? In other...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,993
Posted By ShortSnorter
I'm sure my wording is flawed, but I think this...

I'm sure my wording is flawed, but I think this is why: Since the GAD 29 converts A429 to CANBUS you need the GAD29 so that all data from GNX375 is shared to CAN.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 128,629
Posted By ShortSnorter
Air Vagabonds Anthony J. Vallone Anyone who has...

Air Vagabonds
Anthony J. Vallone

Anyone who has ferried aircraft or single pilot "freight dawged" can appreciate this one.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By ShortSnorter
The Van’s supplied harness does use shielded wire...

The Van’s supplied harness does use shielded wire (also recommended by ACK), but has 2 molex connectors by the time the run makes it from the tail to the sub panel area.

If I were to use shielded...
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,374
Posted By ShortSnorter
I would say I that’s pretty spot on, at least in...

I would say I that’s pretty spot on, at least in my case. While I didn’t save every receipt, I did open a specific bank account just for the build. Every other penny spent came from that account....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-25-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By ShortSnorter
G3X Touch ACK ELT RS-232 Connection

Long story short, my Van's factory wiring harness has shielded wire run from the tail of the plane to the panel. When building my panel harnesses, the ELT was not taken into consideration and...
Forum: Southeast 12-23-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By ShortSnorter
Southeast: A-Model transition training

I've searched the forums and have a few leads but haven't been able to make contact just yet (holidays?). I'm nearing completion of my build and need to get 5 hours training & and a checkout in any...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,374
Posted By ShortSnorter
Cost

As others have mentioned - there is more than meets the eye. While I have no doubt you could technically get a -14 in the air for $90k-100k, it would most certainly require a second hand engine,...
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By ShortSnorter
Thanks Mark!

Thanks Mark!
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By ShortSnorter
ELT Install

Does anyone have a pdf of Section 53 they can share with me?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,373
Posted By ShortSnorter
Kevin Bandwagon

Though I posted my opinion to do it differently if I had to do it all over again (I probably wouldn't go with Tosten or Infinity because of aesthetics ), Kevin was awesome to work with and answered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By ShortSnorter
As usual - Great responses! I've decided to keep...

As usual - Great responses!

I've decided to keep the CS8 (mainly because I already have them). I'm not sure I really even like the grips themselves both asthetically and ergonomically, but I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By ShortSnorter
Smoke - There’s a thought! I suppose I could...

Smoke - There’s a thought!

I suppose I could repurpose the stock harness (-14). I wonder if the GAD 27 could be used for the relay?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By ShortSnorter
Stick Grip Advice Needed

I suppose I didn't fully think through my need for stick grips before I purchased two CS-8 grips. For those that aren't familiar the grip has 8 functions:

4 way coolie hat
two buttons on the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-05-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,803
Posted By ShortSnorter
Paul - Its great to hear the restaurant is still...

Paul - Its great to hear the restaurant is still open! It's been ~15 years since I've flown in there and have it near the top of my list of lunch destinations once I finally get this plane in the...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,086
Posted By ShortSnorter
Double Double Eh?!

Double Double Eh?!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By ShortSnorter
Forgoing the whole great minds think alike - I...

Forgoing the whole great minds think alike - I actually just walked in from the shop and tried that, and guess what? It responded perfectly!

I really starting thinking about conventional...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By ShortSnorter
More data

I did some additional testing by swapping +/- into the plug along with the signal wire and got displayed reading from 8.0" all the way to 56.4"

I'm not sure this really helped with trouble shooting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By ShortSnorter
Kavlico P4055-30A (MP Sensor) Troubleshooting

I've googled this site and found bits and pieces of information I'm looking for, and spoke with the G3X folks this morning to try and turn over a few more rocks. Ultimately here's a brief...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,980
Posted By ShortSnorter
Slight thread drift: At work, historically I...

Slight thread drift: At work, historically I could air freight flammable materials for roughly ~$7-$8 /kg. Got a quote yesterday for $12/kg.

Also sea freight has slowed tremendously since the...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,622
Posted By ShortSnorter
Thanks - I think I have the Dow stuff laying...

Thanks - I think I have the Dow stuff laying around!
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,622
Posted By ShortSnorter
I understand what “RTV” by definition is, I’m...

I understand what “RTV” by definition is, I’m trying to find out what product was used (perhaps something like...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,622
Posted By ShortSnorter
Greg/Dudley - What did you guys end up using?

Greg/Dudley - What did you guys end up using?
Forum: Interiors 10-26-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,560
Posted By ShortSnorter
Another data point

Ordered Jan 2 - received ~mid Sept.

Robert was great to work with and did outstanding work!
Forum: Interiors 10-15-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,533
Posted By ShortSnorter
Fair point, but in a float plane and air boat you...

Fair point, but in a float plane and air boat you don't have brakes you're worried about quickly releasing either.

In my previous 135 life - none of our 13 float planes had this on the pedals. We...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By ShortSnorter
https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-a...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/n-rv-14-garmin-ap-and-trim-setup/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,058
Posted By ShortSnorter
**Disclaimer** I'm not an avionics guru. You...

**Disclaimer** I'm not an avionics guru.

You mentioned you used the stock wiring harness - Are you using the GMU11? If so, how did you handle that since the stock harness IS STILL being made around...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By ShortSnorter
Another timely thread - I'm circling back to...

Another timely thread - I'm circling back to section 11 after completing section 10 six years ago. Perhaps its just my organization, but I probably wasted an hour yesterday looking for the drill...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,903
Posted By ShortSnorter
If you’re willing to travel I’d imagine there are...

If you’re willing to travel I’d imagine there are quite a few options to get checked out in a -6A vs a -14.
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,740
Posted By ShortSnorter
Ordered standard (not thunderbolt) 390 in late...

Ordered standard (not thunderbolt) 390 in late May received around 9/15.
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,903
Posted By ShortSnorter
Timely topic - Following closely I just...

Timely topic - Following closely

I just received a quote as well and the requirements for (0 hours any RV):

5 hours in make and model or;
checkout by cfi in make and model


Open pilot...
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