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Forum: Mid-Atlantic 05-17-2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Nova RV
I'll be there and will let everyone else I know...

I'll be there and will let everyone else I know about this.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-30-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Nova RV
RV 12 Headset brackets.

RV 12 Headset brackets.
Forum: Interiors 04-27-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By Nova RV
I have Flightline in my 14 and am very happy....

I have Flightline in my 14 and am very happy. Abby was great to work with and the interior has held up very well in 3+ years of flying.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Nova RV
Search any auto parts place for S5613, that is...

Search any auto parts place for S5613, that is the starter solenoid that replaces the one on the Skytec LS. NAPA has a separate PN cross reference for theirs but you can search S5613 and it will come...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,313
Posted By Nova RV
As with Rob, I have the NL and it works great....

As with Rob, I have the NL and it works great. Grinding the lug is approved by Skytec and doesn't affect the warranty. My LS solenoid went bad like most everyone else.
Forum: Tools 04-16-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By Nova RV
I have the Dymo Rhino as well and it works great....

I have the Dymo Rhino as well and it works great. The Dymo shrink tubing definitely works best over time. I found all of the Amazon brands I tried work fine UNLESS you let them sit more than a month...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Nova RV
There is also a small screen filter in the Fi...

There is also a small screen filter in the Fi distribution spider. I found some strange soft goop in mine a while ago.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Nova RV
I have found that anything over 6 blows out...

I have found that anything over 6 blows out quickly. At 5 or 5 1/2 it is very stable. 3yrs and 220 hrs on my IO-390
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,254
Posted By Nova RV
Backfires probably when starting.

Backfires probably when starting.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,361
Posted By Nova RV
Just need more pressure on the DRDT. Get some...

Just need more pressure on the DRDT. Get some scrap alum and make practice dimples in it and adjust until there is no dishing around the dimple.
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By Nova RV
I started out with the sizes in this pic and made...

I started out with the sizes in this pic and made the final a little larger to make sure the engine shake didn't cause the pipes to contact the cowling
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By Nova RV
My -14A is similarly G3X equipped and I run on...

My -14A is similarly G3X equipped and I run on average about 20 amps and a few more if the GAP26 pitot heat is on. The 60 amp stock alternator is way plenty of head room for the proposed system.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,445
Posted By Nova RV
I have circuit breakers on the power module...

I have circuit breakers on the power module panel, it's what I prefer and am used to. It's an individual choice for sure, no right or wrong answer.
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By Nova RV
Normal for every -14A I have seen. The factory...

Normal for every -14A I have seen. The factory planes have them too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 73
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 24,104
Posted By Nova RV
Sorry, I didn't see your post sooner.. The...

Sorry, I didn't see your post sooner.. The camera is an Insta360 OneX2 and the mount is from Flight flix, their "Maui surface mount". https://flightflix.net/product/maui-flight-surface-pole-mount/
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,407
Posted By Nova RV
You might check out Tim O's page too....

You might check out Tim O's page too. https://www.myrv14.com/N14YT/20161007/index.html

When I did my spin testing in my -14A I found it to be very straight forward in recovery, simply letting go of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 73
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 24,104
Posted By Nova RV
Fun times in my RV-14A :)

Fun times in my RV-14A :)
Forum: GPS 10-23-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By Nova RV
I had some funny things happening a while back...

I had some funny things happening a while back similar to yours on my 650 after a software update. Nothing showed up in the data and finally I reinstalled the older software and it worked perfectly...
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By Nova RV
After for sure, the wing will be difficult to...

After for sure, the wing will be difficult to pick up and maneuver with them on and very likely they will get damaged.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By Nova RV
Dennis, I have the exact same setup in my -14 and...

Dennis, I have the exact same setup in my -14 and to answer your question, I show about a 75rpm drop on each Pmag when doing a typical mag check. As others have said, when checking in Pmag "test"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,391
Posted By Nova RV
Greg, Will the MS version contain the N -number...

Greg, Will the MS version contain the N -number or just color scheme?
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,936
Posted By Nova RV
If you have a Skytec 149LS starter it is most...

If you have a Skytec 149LS starter it is most likely the solenoid on the starter as bjdecker mentioned. Replacement is a common auto store part. Added** Borg Warner S5613 is the part number
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,790
Posted By Nova RV
I am at 200hrs now and the oil consumption seems...

I am at 200hrs now and the oil consumption seems to have improved all through the 1st 100hrs. I would note that I never fill above 6 quarts which has helped a lot with elimination of oil going out...
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,654
Posted By Nova RV
My -14A has a rearward C/G compared to the Vans...

My -14A has a rearward C/G compared to the Vans factory plane with a 2 blade composite prop and now a single EarthX on the firewall (not an EXP-119 engine). The airplane as you noted is much easier...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By Nova RV
I bought and mounted the GA 26 antenna on my...

I bought and mounted the GA 26 antenna on my glareshield once I was told it was needed so never tried it without afterwards. I believe they said it's not needed after you do the calibrating but I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By Nova RV
It needs the external antenna plugged in to do...

It needs the external antenna plugged in to do some calibration and setup functions. Dunno why but I had same issue until I was told it needed the antenna for this.
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By Nova RV
I have the G3X and the ADAHRS is on the back of...

I have the G3X and the ADAHRS is on the back of the PFD screen, never an issue or error or problem. I know the East Coast demo plane for Vans has it mounted this way. My guess is that some other...
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By Nova RV
None, works great.

None, works great.
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,716
Posted By Nova RV
The harness WH-00125 does have the connectors on...

The harness WH-00125 does have the connectors on it for the sticks but it is nearly impossible to get them from the center tunnel out to the stick bases.
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,055
Posted By Nova RV
Carl, is Yank building a taildragger or -A model,...

Carl, is Yank building a taildragger or -A model, I don't remember? I used Vans taildragger demo plane empty weight and C/G which is 81.33 or 2" aft of the empty C/G you are using which would put...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,055
Posted By Nova RV
I did some rough calculating using the W/B info...

I did some rough calculating using the W/B info from Vans demo -14 taildragger and the issue is not at max gross, but when the fuel gets lower the C/G moves aft. With a 200lb pilot, 200lb passenger,...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,439
Posted By Nova RV
I use the PVC rudder gust lock and never had a...

I use the PVC rudder gust lock and never had a problem. I think the key is that you need to widen the base at the stick end by giving a wider base with the "T" fitting. No chance of it slipping out...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,066
Posted By Nova RV
Don't underestimate the amount of expansion that...

Don't underestimate the amount of expansion that the canopy has in hot temperatures, both at the rear on the canopy and the front lip. Heed what Scott says above or you will get interference between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,998
Posted By Nova RV
Pilots N Paws rescue flight for 4 dogs, leg 2...

Pilots N Paws rescue flight for 4 dogs, leg 2 from Hickory, NC to Manassas, VA. Always a good feeling to get these pups to safety.
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,601
Posted By Nova RV
FlyLeds 7 stars in my -14A. Perfect fit in the...

FlyLeds 7 stars in my -14A. Perfect fit in the PAR36 bracket and super bright. (ok, the thumbnail is upside down but when you click on it, it opens up right side up ???!!)
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,318
Posted By Nova RV
The spring mod works great on the -14.

The spring mod works great on the -14.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-20-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,698
Posted By Nova RV
Hope to see you there, Richard :)

Hope to see you there, Richard :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By Nova RV
If it's already running you can hold nearest +...

If it's already running you can hold
nearest + menu + back buttons all at once and it will start to reboot and from here you can hold down the menu key.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,169
Posted By Nova RV
I have the DMC extractors and they are expensive...

I have the DMC extractors and they are expensive and work easily 100% of the time (which makes them a bargain to me). No fighting or fussing with the plastic extractors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,021
Posted By Nova RV
I personally know 2 people who had this reversed...

I personally know 2 people who had this reversed arm issue to the point where it was so rich even full lean on the idle adjuster was not enough until the arms were corrected by Avstar.
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By Nova RV
The brackets for the -14 wings fit PAR36 bulbs

The brackets for the -14 wings fit PAR36 bulbs
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,574
Posted By Nova RV
If you look closely to at a Matco master...

If you look closely to at a Matco master cylinder, you will see the travel from off to full braking is very short, any tiny bit of pressure on the top of the rudder pedal will make it drag. I know...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,919
Posted By Nova RV
Which starter? The standard lightweight 149LS...

Which starter? The standard lightweight 149LS has known issues with the solenoid in the starter failing or intermittent (mine was). Skytec replaced my starter with the beefier 149NL by request and...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,082
Posted By Nova RV
(off topic) Jeff I am flying into 3CK on the 24th...

(off topic) Jeff I am flying into 3CK on the 24th to visit a friend in Algonquin on my way to OSH on the 25th. PM me if you are around and want to see my -14.
(on topic) Make sure you tell Lycoming...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,984
Posted By Nova RV
The web site says it's out of stock and if you...

The web site says it's out of stock and if you click on the ports only it says discontinued. That said, I have this kit and it works great and is accurate.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By Nova RV
Yes, my software issue was with the GTN update,...

Yes, my software issue was with the GTN update, apparently the 1st update I did was somehow corrupted. The fact that you had 2 units do the same thing though is very odd, but it can't hurt to roll...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,930
Posted By Nova RV
My -14 reads full until about 20 gal a side (5gal...

My -14 reads full until about 20 gal a side (5gal from full) before the senders are moving. I check for full before takeoff so I know it's actually full and to be honest, I really care about accuracy...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,724
Posted By Nova RV
I have the older 4" duct baffling on my 390 and...

I have the older 4" duct baffling on my 390 and these temps are essentially what I see on a hot day at cruise (160-ish true). I imagine out in the desert temps mine would be higher.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By Nova RV
Had a similar issue a while back and Garmin...

Had a similar issue a while back and Garmin suggested I roll back to the previous software first and see if it does it. Mine did not do it again. I downloaded the newest software again and did a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By Nova RV
I hope there is an answer, I am halfway there -...

I hope there is an answer, I am halfway there - my G3X will see the GTX45R via bluetooth and I have it check marked to autoconnect but it will not connect unless I do it manually (100% of the time). ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,351
Posted By Nova RV
Only Garmin dealers have access to what you need...

Only Garmin dealers have access to what you need to update the transponder. I was told by several sources (including Garmin) you cannot do yourself even in an experimental.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By Nova RV
For specialized drilling and reaming bits, also...

For specialized drilling and reaming bits, also check out Pan American tool and Suncoast Precision Tools. I have used both of these places with good results and they have much wider variety of sizes...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,345
Posted By Nova RV
I have the SC-8 grip with the soft feel on my...

I have the SC-8 grip with the soft feel on my -14A and like it a lot (180hrs). The soft feel is just that, softer than gripping a hard plastic piece but not "squishy" feeling and I like it. Button...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-06-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,278
Posted By Nova RV
The lighter weight Whirlwind composite prop...

The lighter weight Whirlwind composite prop decelerates much faster than the aluminum Hartzell.
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 241,836
Posted By Nova RV
I use the 10" screen on the right side all of the...

I use the 10" screen on the right side all of the time. Usually I keep up weather or destination airport information data or just an expanded chart (VFR or IFR) enroute. As far as the center...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,609
Posted By Nova RV
The answer is not a straight forward as it might...

The answer is not a straight forward as it might seem. The installation manual for my GTX45R has the following requirements (only posting the relevant ones to this discussion):
• Be attached away...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,311
Posted By Nova RV
I put mine there when I saw that Mitch Lock put...

I put mine there when I saw that Mitch Lock put it on the back of the GDU when he was building what would become the East Coast demo plane. As far as I know, that plane has never had an issue, nor I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,360
Posted By Nova RV
Pilots N Paws rescue trip to pick up 3 pups that...

Pilots N Paws rescue trip to pick up 3 pups that were scheduled to be put down this weekend, unless someone got them out. Macon, GA to Hickory, NC via Piper then Hickory to Warrenton, VA via RV-14A...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,182
Posted By Nova RV
No problems in 170 hours. I use tinnerman...

No problems in 170 hours. I use tinnerman washers on all of the attachment screws and have more tire clearance than called for around the bottom too. Perhaps the tire (tyre) deformed enough on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,870
Posted By Nova RV
My GAD 27 will start to wig wag the landing...

My GAD 27 will start to wig wag the landing lights if I turn on the switch for wig wag. It is independent of the landing light switch and will override that constant on if the landing light switch is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,211
Posted By Nova RV
Cut out 2 full size pics of the G5 and tape into...

Cut out 2 full size pics of the G5 and tape into both positions. Go up and turn off the other displays and decide which location you can best see and fly from. I have mine to left of PFD where it is...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,178
Posted By Nova RV
The AS/TS Flightlines retrofit kit for the...

The AS/TS Flightlines retrofit kit for the Airflow Performance pump is the way to go if you don't want to try the Andair again. I have been running the AFP mod and it mounts in the kit bracket holes...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-09-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,430
Posted By Nova RV
The ELT "on" function on the ACK panel there...

The ELT "on" function on the ACK panel there activates the ELT in case it doesn't activate on it's own in a crash, you definitely don't want to turn it on before flight. The ELT is battery powered...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By Nova RV
Green holes are water drain and blue holes are...

Green holes are water drain and blue holes are for antenna mounting (2 bolt style like Delta Pop, not like Comant).
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