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Forum: Florida (South) 05-09-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By ShortSnorter
I thought about MTH, but haven't followed up...

I thought about MTH, but haven't followed up because I assumed X51 would be cheaper and also closer to where we are staying (near Key Palms RV Resort).
Forum: Florida (South) 05-09-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By ShortSnorter
S. FL Airport Recommendations

Looking for advice on best place to leave the plane while we finish the journey down to Key Largo. So far X51 seems to make the most sense from a distance standpoint and it appears Roberts Air has...
Forum: Steam Gauges 05-05-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By ShortSnorter
Same here - Received two stickers for the...

Same here - Received two stickers for the logbook: G5, GSU25
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By ShortSnorter
I did the superglue and clamp trick yesterday...

I did the superglue and clamp trick yesterday evening - Didn't think about putting a little RTV on top for good measure. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By ShortSnorter
Same antenna - just noticed this today (only got...

Same antenna - just noticed this today (only got ~40 hours on the plane). I was careful to snug the nuts and not overtighten them. I'm not sure what caused this.

Anyhow, was your antenna replaced...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By ShortSnorter
The pump I received from Van's is the "#7" model....

The pump I received from Van's is the "#7" model. Does anyone know if the new #7 models are having issues as well or is it mainly previous models or models that have been "upgraded"

I agree that...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By ShortSnorter
To the OP: What part number is your pump? i.e....

To the OP: What part number is your pump? i.e. PX375-TC#?

I see you're serial number is relatively close to mine and am curious how many hours has it been flying since rebuild, how long it sat,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By ShortSnorter
Justin - I am I correct this will not work with...

Justin - I am I correct this will not work with the GNX375? If so, any plans to expand the software revisions?
Forum: Safety 04-21-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,226
Posted By ShortSnorter
To answer the question why the screw is used in...

To answer the question why the screw is used in lieu of a bolt: Clearance. An AN3 will not clear the servo when mounted per the plans.

Also, I did install the over center bracket as Tom showed in...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,226
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: 26
Views: 2,226
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: 26
Views: 2,226
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: 26
Views: 2,226
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: 26
Views: 2,226
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: 1,018
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: 598
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: 1,495
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: 632
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: 632
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: 632
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: 65
Views: 7,674
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: 35
Views: 3,638
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: 1,939
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: 1,939
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: 1,426
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: 568
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: 568
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: 2,447
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: 9,302
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: 9,302
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: 9,302
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: 9,616
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: 95,640
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: 2,690
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: 664
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: 1,233
Posted By ShortSnorter
Still looking. All suggestions welcome!

Still looking.


All suggestions welcome!
Forum: Canada 02-20-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
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: 2,447
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: 882
Posted By ShortSnorter
CONTRA!!!!!:eek:

CONTRA!!!!!:eek:
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
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: 1,552
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: 1,552
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: 1,552
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: 2,166
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: 130,500
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: 717
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: 12,024
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: 717
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: 1,233
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: 12,024
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: 1,683
Posted By ShortSnorter
Thanks Mark!

Thanks Mark!
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
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: 3,611
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: 2,057
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: 2,057
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: 2,057
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: 3,995
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: 4,354
Posted By ShortSnorter
Double Double Eh?!

Double Double Eh?!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
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: 506
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: 506
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: 9,309
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: 3,770
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: 3,770
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...
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