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Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,343
Posted By dstates
I recommend always power first. On a go around...

I recommend always power first. On a go around you need to get away from the ground. Power is what will do that for you. The auto-pilot should be off at that point and you should be able to do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,586
Posted By dstates
I reserved on on June 16th this year. No update...

I reserved on on June 16th this year. No update yet, but I asked the aircraft registration folks at Oshkosh this year and they confirmed I was the sole requestor so they told me it should be good...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By dstates
Vans does a great job. They made it right for me....

Vans does a great job. They made it right for me.
Thanks,
Greg
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By dstates
I received my RV-14 wing kit 9/28/22. I did the...

I received my RV-14 wing kit 9/28/22. I did the inventory right away and found that they sent me RV-10 wing leading edge skins. I called and confirmed, then they sent me the correct leading edge...
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By dstates
Thanks for the info! I did go ahead and...

Thanks for the info! I did go ahead and check/final drill all of the holes with a #40 reamer and there were just a handful of holes that created any shavings.

Thanks again!
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By dstates
Match drill?

I am starting on my rudder first since one of the the parts for step 1 of my vertical stabilizer is on back order. I’ve just clecoed the skins to the sub structure. The instructions say to final...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By dstates
The real question is, if you could do it over...

The real question is, if you could do it over again would you install the step or do you prefer to carry the plastic fold up step?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,743
Posted By dstates
I'd pull the Tail Beacon, replace it with a...

I'd pull the Tail Beacon, replace it with a nav/strobe combo of your choice and then upgrade your transponder to ADSB In/Out. It is so nice to have ADSB In without having to suction cup something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,257
Posted By dstates
I have no personal experience, but found these...

I have no personal experience, but found these videos interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln7LbyAX6hs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sTIyZ2FzKI
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-27-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By dstates
I have dual G5's in my Cessna 170. The attitude...

I have dual G5's in my Cessna 170. The attitude indicator G5 is on the master bus and it comes on before engine start and the HSI G5 is on the avionics bus and is not on during engine start. No...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,625
Posted By dstates
I appreciate the excellent feedback so far. ...

I appreciate the excellent feedback so far.

One person noted I currently fly a 170 which is stable and drains fuel evenly, that is correct. My other main flight experience is in a Cirrus SR20 and...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,625
Posted By dstates
Do I need electric roll trim?

My wing kit is arriving next week and I didn't order electric roll trim (yet).

For those already flying their RV-14 with electric roll trim, do you use it often?

For those flying without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By dstates
RV-14 slow build wing kit to Illinois - $1076 via...

RV-14 slow build wing kit to Illinois - $1076 via ABF.

I just paid the invoice, it should arrive early next week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By dstates
Riveting Helper Commands

I'm still waiting on my kit, but have done some small riveting jobs in the past where it took two people. We didn't have a plan for what to say to start and stop the rivet gun trigger pull. We...
Forum: Tools 08-25-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,741
Posted By dstates
I'll have to measure the stroke sometime, but...

I'll have to measure the stroke sometime, but what I've done to minimize times I need to change the ram is to buy a couple more flat sets. I've found I need the shorter ram with my dimple dies so...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 25,767
Posted By dstates
Greg, You are right that it doesn’t change the...

Greg,

You are right that it doesn’t change the delays. I appreciate that I can get my payment back. It just seems that if you are asking for the payment so the kit can be crated, Vans should know if...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 25,767
Posted By dstates
More delays. -Had a wing crating date of April,...

More delays.

-Had a wing crating date of April, made full payment then.
-Then crating date moved to July 22-Aug 19. I called on Friday the 19th and they confirmed it was in crating.
-Now (4 days...
Forum: Tools 08-15-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,741
Posted By dstates
Here is my setup

Here is my setup
Forum: Tools 08-11-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,741
Posted By dstates
But you don't need to adjust the squeeze stroke...

But you don't need to adjust the squeeze stroke with a Numatx squeezer. The entire stroke has the same force capability vs. a pneumatic squeezer that only has full force at the end of stroke. Small...
Forum: Tools 08-11-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,741
Posted By dstates
I recently purchased my Numatx and I have only...

I recently purchased my Numatx and I have only done the practice kits with it, but I like it. I chose it over a pneumatic squeezer due to the size and that it always squeezes with the same force vs....
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-03-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,350
Posted By dstates
Rian answered a question during one of the forums...

Rian answered a question during one of the forums if the Rv-15 would be the only high wing Vans would design and he said no.
Forum: RV-15 07-18-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 114,613
Posted By dstates
What is the market size of people that really...

What is the market size of people that really need a stall speed in the 30's? Van's said it was going to be back country capable, not a STOL contest winner.

I'd love to see a 170 like plane with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-15-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,870
Posted By dstates
A couple ropes in the back are easy insurance you...

A couple ropes in the back are easy insurance you always have something to tie down your plane. I don't leave home without them.

There are a number of places I've been that have tie down...
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 114,613
Posted By dstates
My guess is that they transferred the tail number...

My guess is that they transferred the tail number from an RV-8 to this RV-15 recently. FlightAware is still showing the last flight tied to the previous plane. If I were Vans I wouldn’t put a...
Forum: RV-15 07-09-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 114,613
Posted By dstates
So, what made them release this video? Did they...

So, what made them release this video? Did they get caught flying it somewhere?

The video says Phase 1 testing. Do you think they will have the 40 hours done and have it at Oshkosh?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By dstates
I'd recommend going to an avionics shop and have...

I'd recommend going to an avionics shop and have them test your pitot/static system. They have calibrated tools that hook up to the pitot tube and static port that can accurately test your...
Forum: Tools 06-30-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,178
Posted By dstates
For those that want to shadow their tools in...

For those that want to shadow their tools in their tool boxes, I'm super happy with the foam from www.foamfittools.com. They sell precut foam for specific tool sets, but you can cut your own pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By dstates
This is from the GNX 375 installation manual...

This is from the GNX 375 installation manual...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 20,590
Posted By dstates
What part?

What part?
Forum: RV-14 05-10-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 25,767
Posted By dstates
So I had my slow build wing kit “Assigned to...

So I had my slow build wing kit “Assigned to Crating” and was requested and I paid the remainder of my wing payment with an expected crating date of April 11 to April 25. I just got an email that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,940
Posted By dstates
https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-15/ I understand...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-15/

I understand the secrecy. The bushplane category is very competitive right now and if they started sharing, they are bound to disappoint someone with 2 vs. 4...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,206
Posted By dstates
I purchased both of mine from Aircraft Tool...

I purchased both of mine from Aircraft Tool Supply. They were less expensive, especially if you are not getting the kit discount from Cleaveland Tool. Neither of them have a polished surface.

Both...
Forum: Midwest 04-21-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By dstates
I did a search for KIEK and didn't come up with...

I did a search for KIEK and didn't come up with anything. However, I live close to Erie, IL which has Erie Airpark - 3H5. If that is the one you are looking for send me a PM.

Otherwise, I did see...
Forum: RV-4 04-21-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By dstates
If you run the N number in the FAA registry it...

If you run the N number in the FAA registry it give you the current owner and even has the name of the "manufacturer". You can try to contact...
Forum: Tools 04-13-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By dstates
Terry, thanks for the comment. I did replace that...

Terry, thanks for the comment. I did replace that o-ring with no improvement. That metering valve is actually after the trigger and is more like an internal flow restrictor. It is not operated by...
Forum: Tools 04-13-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By dstates
Rivet Gun Help Needed - Always On

I recently purchased a 15 year old rivet gun that the previous owner never used. He had plans to build a Thorp, but never got started. The rivet gun looks brand new. I didn’t try it before I...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,206
Posted By dstates
Thanks, that is the info I was looking for!!

Thanks, that is the info I was looking for!!
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,206
Posted By dstates
Trailing Edge Dies - Need Both?

I see that these trailing edge dies are recommended. Do you need both of these for an RV-14 or just the RV-14 specific ones? The RV-14 specific ones only mention the elevator so I'm wondering if I...
Forum: Tools 04-08-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By dstates
Dimple Dies - Which ones???

So as I'm getting ready for my first kit to show up next month I'm in "procuring tools" mode. I have most of my decisions made except for dimple dies. I'm getting lost in the myriad of options. ...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 25,767
Posted By dstates
Ordered Tail Kit = 2/7/22 Ordered SB Wing Kit =...

Ordered Tail Kit = 2/7/22
Ordered SB Wing Kit = 2/18/22

I was surprised about a month ago to get notification I would get my wing first with crating in July.

I just got an email update last night...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,130
Posted By dstates
Exactly what stuff like this is...

Exactly what stuff like this is for...

www.foamfittools.com
This guy sells foam already cut for some tool kits, but I just bought the blank foam he sells and used a small router to do my own tools. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 25,767
Posted By dstates
Total surprise tonight. Empennage ordered...

Total surprise tonight.
Empennage ordered 2/7/22
Slow Build Wings ordered 2/18/22

I just got an email with a crating date for my wings of 6/27/22-7/25/22.

I was not expecting that. I was planning...
Forum: COMM 03-08-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,199
Posted By dstates
It is not a unicorn. Garmin sells their GNC 255....

It is not a unicorn. Garmin sells their GNC 255. A Nav/Com with the ability to monitor the standby Com freq.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By dstates
I have the exact setup in my Cessna 170. Works...

I have the exact setup in my Cessna 170. Works great...

Doug
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By dstates
Ag stores will have talc. It is used to help...

Ag stores will have talc. It is used to help seeds from sticking together in planters.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,778
Posted By dstates
When you guys have done this, how long in minutes...

When you guys have done this, how long in minutes is the “short run”? Do I need to just run it for a minute or do I need to taxi at takeoff power down the runway?
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,762
Posted By dstates
Bob, That sounds great! I'll send you a message...

Bob,
That sounds great! I'll send you a message with my contact info and hopefully you and I can find a Wednesday that works.

Doug
Forum: RV-14 05-10-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,762
Posted By dstates
About to pull the trigger on a 14... looking for the RV grin first

I'm about to order a RV-14 kit, but I'd love to actually ride in one first and talk it through with someone who has built one. Anyone 150 or so miles from Moline, IL willing to take me up in their...
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