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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By Av8rRob
My procedure is as follows IBBS battery ON Master...

My procedure is as follows
IBBS battery ON
Master battery Bat
Ign L and R On
Starter Armed
Mixture rich
Fuel Pump On then off 3-5 sec
Mixture cutoff
Throttle crack
Starter engage
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By Av8rRob
Ahhh, yeah I dont have the new engine so I have...

Ahhh, yeah I dont have the new engine so I have the FM-150. And yes it is the externally regulated alt.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By Av8rRob
I choose the B&C 60 amp alternator and the skytec...

I choose the B&C 60 amp alternator and the skytec NL starter ave been happy with my choice. (Standard oil cooler)
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 169,449
Posted By Av8rRob
Heres my Aerotronics panel.

Heres my Aerotronics panel.
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By Av8rRob
One option

Heres what a buddy did

https://www.smashsrv-14build.com/
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By Av8rRob
This comes up once a year it seems. Im 6’4” and...

This comes up once a year it seems. Im 6’4” and yes I have and use the step EVERY time. Also I should mention that the factory -14 has a step installed. Better to install it while building and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By Av8rRob
Im a big guy myself and the 14 fits, however you...

Im a big guy myself and the 14 fits, however you won’t really be able to “stagger” the seats for shoulder width as you mentioned. The same bar supports both seats. I guess it would depend on the...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By Av8rRob
I installed a half raven and have had good...

I installed a half raven and have had good results. I keep everything positive for the most part. Loops, rolls, immelman, split s, spins, etc. no oil on my belly either.
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,653
Posted By Av8rRob
Ok, I spoke to Stirling today at Vans and yes the...

Ok, I spoke to Stirling today at Vans and yes the new ones are 350 newton. Having kit #320 I got 300’s with my finish kit so I ordered a pair of new ones. $26 each. I would recommend anyone with an...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,653
Posted By Av8rRob
My struts are starting to poop out after 175...

My struts are starting to poop out after 175 hours. Do you guys mind sharing where you bought your replacement struts and the model number?
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,261
Posted By Av8rRob
Btw, I live 10 minutes from Mehrdad and have a...

Btw, I live 10 minutes from Mehrdad and have a -14 you can sit in to compare. Hes got my number.

Rob
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,261
Posted By Av8rRob
Whats your height? I love my -14 and it has...

Whats your height? I love my -14 and it has good vis over the nose but im tall too. Build the plane you want.
Forum: Northwest 10-27-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,152
Posted By Av8rRob
Thanks guys, the tide was high so Copalis will...

Thanks guys, the tide was high so Copalis will have to wait for next time but we did fly the san juans and enjoyed a nice meal and walk around town at Friday Harbor.
Forum: Northwest 10-22-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,152
Posted By Av8rRob
Recommend a great WA airport with sights?

Im going to be visiting a buddy in the Seattle area next week and was hoping to bring him for a flight in my RV somewhere cool. Looking for a rural/ beautiful airport/ strip that is within and hour...
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,912
Posted By Av8rRob
Some more food for thought on the center panel...

Some more food for thought on the center panel layout. Canopy open the face is 11.75” high however closing the canopy removes approximately 1/2” from the top. Also the panel frame on the bottom...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By Av8rRob
yes

I dimpled over wing walk area and it worked great.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-02-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,091
Posted By Av8rRob
I have a start switch on my stick wired thru a...

I have a start switch on my stick wired thru a TCW smart smart. This works really nice with a guarded arm switch on the panel.

(sorry, don't know why pic is sideways)
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,954
Posted By Av8rRob
I mounted the transponder on a tray I built that...

I mounted the transponder on a tray I built that hinges off the firewall and screws into the angle bracket at the map box. The IBBS is mounted vertically on the backside on the panel (just forward...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By Av8rRob
I have a taildragger -14 and installed both 150...

I have a taildragger -14 and installed both 150 hours and Im glad I did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By Av8rRob
I prefilled the cooler (easy to do approx 3/4...

I prefilled the cooler (easy to do approx 3/4 quart) then cranked with ign off for oil pressure. Only took a few seconds.
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,467
Posted By Av8rRob
I have the Hooker’s and like them and their...

I have the Hooker’s and like them and their features. No issues installing them. I. Would pick the pull up to tighten as pulling down would be difficult. Also no problem with stick (unless you or...
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 37,059
Posted By Av8rRob
Greg, will the newly developed snorkle work for...

Greg, will the newly developed snorkle work for those of us with the fm-150 on a “old”-390?
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,190
Posted By Av8rRob
I did the same thing then I applied the high temp...

I did the same thing then I applied the high temp 3M caulking to the corners to seal it up. Works great.
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,548
Posted By Av8rRob
Any updates?

I have 100 hrs on my -14 and even though the engine is running great I still get a warm #2 cylinder. My rear cylinders are always great with #1 being 20 deg warmer and the #2 is 15-20 degrees warmer...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,049
Posted By Av8rRob
Congrats from the other side of Sacramento. What...

Congrats from the other side of Sacramento. What airport are you out of?
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,019
Posted By Av8rRob
I have a 74? prop on my -14. In level attitude I...

I have a 74? prop on my -14. In level attitude I measured 13? from tip to ground. That would be one hard landing/ bounce.
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,019
Posted By Av8rRob
I don?t find the gear to be bouncy but it will...

I don?t find the gear to be bouncy but it will bounce if you put it on too hard or fast. I suggest with a three point landing that you hold it off until the stick is fully aft. As far as a wheelie,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,183
Posted By Av8rRob
One difference I have found is that you cannot...

One difference I have found is that you cannot see the Dynon screens with polarized sunglasses and you can on Garmins.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 140,661
Posted By Av8rRob
I would like to push and hold the cws button...

I would like to push and hold the cws button while the a/p is on and when I release the a/p changes the v/s / pitch / ias to whatever I adjusted the pitch to.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Av8rRob
Awesome thanks

Awesome thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Av8rRob
How do you see vfr corridors on garmin pilot?

Does anyone know how to see the vfr corridors that are on the back of TAC charts using garmin pilot?

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,441
Posted By Av8rRob
Then you need to come over to my place and help...

Then you need to come over to my place and help me finish up mine!
Forum: RV-14 04-04-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,591
Posted By Av8rRob
Yes

I did install the steps and use them every time. Btw I’m 6’4

Oh also Vans has installed the steps in the factory plane now
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 92,801
Posted By Av8rRob
Just weighted my -14 and I thought I would share...

Just weighted my -14 and I thought I would share since there is not many taildraggers wt/bal listed here. The mains weighted in at 600 and 601 and the tail 54 lbs. Totaling 1255 with a cg of 79.6...
Forum: California 03-31-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Av8rRob
Thanks everyone, between Lars and a new set of...

Thanks everyone, between Lars and a new set of scales at the Placerville EAA I think Im all set.
Forum: California 03-31-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Av8rRob
Aircraft scales needed in sac area

Hey guys I find myself in semi desperate need of some scales to weight my new RV-14 before Monday. Anybody have a lead on someone with scales I can use/borrow/rent etc? Im at Lincoln, CA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By Av8rRob
FYI, the -14 at level attitude with weight on the...

FYI, the -14 at level attitude with weight on the mains has 13? of ground clearance with a 74? prop.
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,630
Posted By Av8rRob
I used it, why not?

I used it, why not?
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,684
Posted By Av8rRob
Give Skytec a call, I had a good experience with...

Give Skytec a call, I had a good experience with their customer support.
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,784
Posted By Av8rRob
Yes, I removed and kept both of the lift hooks.

Yes, I removed and kept both of the lift hooks.
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,613
Posted By Av8rRob
Has anybody found the best (cheapest) source to...

Has anybody found the best (cheapest) source to buy Denso IHK27?s? BTW, these are the spark plugs that Thunderbolt provides if you buy a PMAG through them.
Forum: RV-14 02-29-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By Av8rRob
Doubt it

Todd, I did the same thing and mounted the pitot on the right side. I also separated the heat wires (also shielded) from all others. I don?t think it will be an issue at all and hope to be flying in...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,799
Posted By Av8rRob
I just installed my powder coated baffles 30...

I just installed my powder coated baffles 30 minutes ago. You can rivet together the bigger sections divided up to front/back/left/right. Do not rivet the cb-00011 as mentioned on 47-12. That will...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,543
Posted By Av8rRob
I went to the local auto parts store that loans...

I went to the local auto parts store that loans tools. Then had a slide hammer with a hook attachment that really worked easy.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By Av8rRob
The 4.5 to 10 volt is its output voltage and the...

The 4.5 to 10 volt is its output voltage and the g3x can read that fine. I installed a hall effect sensor on the firewall using the existing adel clamp (upsized to a -25) for the wire inbetween the...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,463
Posted By Av8rRob
Either of you guys mind posting a pic of your...

Either of you guys mind posting a pic of your half raven return line?

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,267
Posted By Av8rRob
A few data points. The last few years, the...

A few data points. The last few years, the ?special ? has not been very special. If you order April-August then they throw in free shipping and thats it. Savings of about $300. Definitely not worth...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By Av8rRob
Yes, my plane is all slow build and I went tail,...

Yes, my plane is all slow build and I went tail, fuselage, finish, wing. No big deal at all with the -14
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,555
Posted By Av8rRob
Also you can buy an exhaust from Vetterman. BTW,...

Also you can buy an exhaust from Vetterman. BTW, I was told that Vans is developing a dual pipe exhaust for the -14. Hearing that makes me glad that I went with Vetterman since it already is dual.
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,134
Posted By Av8rRob
Ok, I just spoke to the man at Skytec/Hartzell...

Ok, I just spoke to the man at Skytec/Hartzell and he was super helpful. First of all, right away he said the NL is the best starter for the 390. He then said he is very aware of Vans wiring and that...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,134
Posted By Av8rRob
149 NL starter on IO-390

Hey guys, I got the NL starter on my new engine and I have three questions for those that have already done this install.

1- The started says for 12 v install to Not remove the jumper between...
Forum: Interiors 02-07-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,845
Posted By Av8rRob
+1. A good gesture is sometimes all it takes.

+1. A good gesture is sometimes all it takes.
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,092
Posted By Av8rRob
Im thinking of pop riveting my data plate over...

Im thinking of pop riveting my data plate over those holes. Anybody know if the bottom of tail is a legit location for the data plate?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,902
Posted By Av8rRob
Well, I don?t remember what price Allan Barret...

Well, I don?t remember what price Allan Barret quoted me but it was way higher than a T-bolt via Vans.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,071
Posted By Av8rRob
👍. No doubt

👍. No doubt
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,071
Posted By Av8rRob
If you could find a speaker that fits nicely I...

If you could find a speaker that fits nicely I would go for the rollover support behind your heads.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,770
Posted By Av8rRob
I guess since I replaced my lighting wires with...

I guess since I replaced my lighting wires with shielded and I didnt use the gmu-22 (which is what the harness provides for) it was just easier and cleaner to run my own wires. Plus I removed all...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,770
Posted By Av8rRob
One regret I have with my build is I should have...

One regret I have with my build is I should have called Aerotronics way earlier on to discuss my build. I did not buy the semi-outdated vans harness and in retrospect I wish I would have returned ALL...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,999
Posted By Av8rRob
Awesome news Steve! Beringer brakes and your...

Awesome news Steve! Beringer brakes and your lines are an awesome combo👊🏼
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By Av8rRob
My T-bolt engine Ive been waiting 8 months for.

My T-bolt engine Ive been waiting 8 months for.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,481
Posted By Av8rRob
**** thats one good looking plane!

**** thats one good looking plane!
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By Av8rRob
Great thanks for the response.

Great thanks for the response.
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By Av8rRob
I want to powdercoat my baffels. To date I have...

I want to powdercoat my baffels. To date I have riveted together the larger parts of the baffles. Can I send them to the powdercoat now or do I need to wait for the engine for final trimming...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,785
Posted By Av8rRob
Thanks Ed, I had heard that the Apple OS was...

Thanks Ed, I had heard that the Apple OS was problematic with Garmin updates. I guess not.
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