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Forum: RV-14 04-15-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By czechsix
How often do you need to add air to the tires?

How often do you need to add air to the tires?
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By czechsix
FWIW on my RV-8A I just snugged the counterweight...

FWIW on my RV-8A I just snugged the counterweight nuts/bolts down per the plans (using the standard nylon locknuts) and 20 years later they've shown no signs of loosening whatsoever. So I did the...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,023
Posted By czechsix
I wonder if the H3R A344T leaks as badly as the...

I wonder if the H3R A344T leaks as badly as the H3R model A400 that I had in my RV-8A. I found that they would only last 2-3 years before they had to be discarded and replaced. Pretty bad for a...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By czechsix
+1 for Mouse Milk. Apply it every time you've...

+1 for Mouse Milk. Apply it every time you've got the cowl off for an oil change.
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By czechsix
Talking Garmin V Dynon

I find it amusing that when this question pops up on the RV-14 forum (about twice a year), 9 out of 10 of the responses are to go with Dynon. But if you peruse the 'Show Us Your RV-14 Panel' thread...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,793
Posted By czechsix
Wonder which supplier is making the heat muffs...

Wonder which supplier is making the heat muffs for Vans these days, or if the design has changed. I think I had a Robbins heat muff on my RV-8A and it's got over 1000 hours on it with no issues.
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By czechsix
I think I used the offset with my rivet gun in...

I think I used the offset with my rivet gun in this location, do you have an offset for the AN470AD4 rivet size? Offsets can be tricky to use, I find it helps to wrap some duct tape around the base...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,673
Posted By czechsix
This looks totally normal, seems like all the RVs...

This looks totally normal, seems like all the RVs and most aircraft with spring steel or aluminum gear legs have a fair amount of camber when the aircraft is lightly loaded. This plus toe-in on some...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By czechsix
Bond with Hysol 9430

Kerry,

I'm bonding my empennage tips using Hysol 9430 and after that cures I fill the seams and pop rivets in with West System epoxy and micro.

Got the idea from Dan Horton, see the posts in the...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-02-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,955
Posted By czechsix
HVLP?

Carl,

Are you using this setup with a compressor-fed HVLP gun, or an old fashioned conventional spray gun? I know there are also some hybrid models that are something in between. Just wondering if...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,428
Posted By czechsix
The main caution here is that it can be difficult...

The main caution here is that it can be difficult to get the same ratio of epoxy to micro balloons from batch to batch. And if you don't, it will tend to sand unevenly because you'll have different...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,428
Posted By czechsix
Scott, I think 205 is actually a faster hardener,...

Scott, I think 205 is actually a faster hardener, so switching to 205 wouldn't be a good idea in this case.

When I'm mixing up a large batch of West System epoxy, I find it helps to mix it quickly...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,238
Posted By czechsix
Agree 100% and plan to use B&C alternator on my...

Agree 100% and plan to use B&C alternator on my 14, however I think someone (maybe Tim Olson?) tried the B&C starter and it interfered with the snorkel. The new IO-390-EXP119 package has a different...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,238
Posted By czechsix
Boelube for hinge pins

I used Boelube on my -8A hinge pins. Not sure what the formulation is but it looks and feels pretty much like regular candle wax. It is very effective, doesn't attract dirt, and isn't sticky or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By czechsix
Dimple them

As a second time builder I highly recommend dimpling the wing walk skins (and also the rear baffle of the fuel tanks when you get to that point). They will be stronger, look nicer, easier to do, and...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,878
Posted By czechsix
Extra height for Beringer?

What do you mean by this Bill? Do the Michelin tires that come with Beringer wheels have a larger diameter than what Vans ships? Or is there something else inherent to the Beringer wheels/brakes...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,848
Posted By czechsix
New 5" SCAT tube

Not sure if Van's has the parts available yet, but in their announcement about the new IO-390-EXP119 they said one of the changes that would be included in all FWF kits going forward (regardless of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-27-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,408
Posted By czechsix
Yeah I didn't check their math but the point...

Yeah I didn't check their math but the point remains that (at least in B&C's analysis) the mag drive turns too slow to be a good candidate for backup alternator. The vac pad drive where their...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,682
Posted By czechsix
For those of you who have been flying for a while...

For those of you who have been flying for a while with Crow harnesses, any thoughts about pads vs. no pads?

Also, the Crow order form has several options for lap belt length. Standard is 52" but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-26-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,408
Posted By czechsix
Much as I love the increased power and reduced...

Much as I love the increased power and reduced weight and drag of the new EXP119 installation, I had to laugh when I read that part of Van's press release. If I were to optimize the accessory...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,220
Posted By czechsix
EFII Boost Pump

Has anyone considered the EFII Boost Pump as an alternative to the Andair?

https://www.flyefii.com/products/boost-pump/

It appears to be slightly smaller and lighter than the AFP pump so it might...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 95,689
Posted By czechsix
Paint weight?

Has anyone weighed their RV-14(A) before and after paint, preferably on the same set of scales, to determine how much weight the paint added?
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By czechsix
Permagrit countersink bits

Those look interesting...what is the advantage of using the Permagrit tool vs. a conventional countersink bit? I have used conventional countersink bits on plexiglass (canopy & landing light covers)...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,270
Posted By czechsix
If you adjusted one of the rod end bearings...

If you adjusted one of the rod end bearings (screwed it further in or out) and didn't adjust the other rod end by an equal amount it could result in the counterweight arm misalignment you are...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 39,407
Posted By czechsix
Good info, thanks!

Good info, thanks!
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 39,407
Posted By czechsix
Purge valve?

Scott, is Vans using a purge valve with the Airflow Performance setup on the 14A? I believe it's an option to reduce issues with hot starts.
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 39,407
Posted By czechsix
Exhaust ramp cooling flap and range

How much effect on cruise airspeed and oil temp/CHTs do you get with the exhaust ramp cooling flap open vs. closed? I assume it makes a measurable difference in speed and engine temps or you...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 39,407
Posted By czechsix
Exhaust drumming on floor?

The new exhaust pipes look optimized for minimum drag, but don't appear to have any downturn and are pretty close to the bottom skin. Haven't you had any issues with the exhaust pulses drumming on...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,027
Posted By czechsix
The pipe in the leading edge of the -14 aileron...

The pipe in the leading edge of the -14 aileron is stainless steel. I held mine up next to a compass and it had no effect at all so it shouldn't be an issue locating the magnetometer near the...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,611
Posted By czechsix
Has Vans done any performance testing with this...

Has Vans done any performance testing with this new prop? Generally 3-blade props are slower than 2-blade in cruise. Paying 2.5x more than the 2-blade aluminum prop so you can go slower (and make...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,543
Posted By czechsix
Just curious, was that in flight or only on...

Just curious, was that in flight or only on ground that you had issues? My RV-8 windshield would sometimes fog up on the ground on a cold day but never had any issue in flight. For taxi & preflight...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,096
Posted By czechsix
What do you have to change to install it then? ...

What do you have to change to install it then? Surely it doesn't require modifying the slot in the outer skin or drilling new rivet holes which would mess up your paint...?
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,096
Posted By czechsix
Classic Aero latch system

Is the latch a drop-in replacement for the original Van's latch? Is it different in design other than a nicer looking red knob?

If you have a chance to take a photo after installing the new latch...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-28-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 194,789
Posted By czechsix
Did you use the Hysol 9430 for any particular...

Did you use the Hysol 9430 for any particular attributes or was it just what you had handy? I have some West System epoxy that I've used for some of the fairing work...any reason it would not be...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,611
Posted By czechsix
Are you sure about the 3" extension? Seems you'd...

Are you sure about the 3" extension? Seems you'd have to modify the cowl if you moved the prop forward...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-15-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 194,789
Posted By czechsix
Wow, that's amazing...I'm really surprised that...

Wow, that's amazing...I'm really surprised that you haven't seen any hairline cracks show up where the micro meets the edge of the aluminum skin!

Thanks,
Forum: Fiberglass 08-14-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 194,789
Posted By czechsix
How many plies to glass empennage tips to aluminum?

For those who have glassed in their empennage tip fairings to get the seamless look, how many plies and what ply weight worked well? I like the look but want to minimize weight, and this isn't...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 959
Posted By czechsix
Tail tiedown ring & rudder fairing ground clearance

For those of you who have finished a -14A, has anyone pushed the tail down until the tiedown ring touches the ground and verified that it protects the lower rudder fairing from contacting the ground...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,286
Posted By czechsix
Steve, I'm planning an SDS EFI installation so...

Steve, I'm planning an SDS EFI installation so I'm very interested in this package. Will it include plumbing for the dual fuel pump and filter assembly inside the tunnel? Or just the fuel lines...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 137,576
Posted By czechsix
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,077
Posted By czechsix
I plan to put the GTN750 at the top and GMC507...

I plan to put the GTN750 at the top and GMC507 autopilot controller at the bottom. I like the GTN display to be as high as possible for an easier scan back and forth across all displays. And while...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,743
Posted By czechsix
Did you guys tie the shields to ground at both...

Did you guys tie the shields to ground at both ends of the wire? And did you ground the black wire for the lights locally at the wingtips, or run a dedicated wire all the way back for the ground...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,743
Posted By czechsix
Marvin, I'm surprised you've got wig/wag noise, I...

Marvin, I'm surprised you've got wig/wag noise, I used unshielded wires in my RV-8A for the landing lights as do most people and had zero noise from the wig-wag. What is driving the wig-wag in your...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,950
Posted By czechsix
Interesting...which way do you need to trim the...

Interesting...which way do you need to trim the -14 when lowering the flaps? On the other 2-seat RV's I've flown (6,7,8 series) there's virtually no pitch change when lowering flaps. You do have to...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,743
Posted By czechsix
Nav/Strobe Light wiring...any noise issues?

The wing wiring harness that came with the -14 kit doesn't use shielded wire for the strobes & nav lights as specified by AeroLED's recommended diagrams. Eliminating the shielded wire saves a bit of...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,118
Posted By czechsix
I found this thread because the current owner of...

I found this thread because the current owner of my RV-8A (with parallel valve O-360) recently had a rough running engine and noticed it wasn't making full power during a formation takeoff. Local...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,908
Posted By czechsix
The longerons for the RV-14 don't run the full...

The longerons for the RV-14 don't run the full length of the fuselage as in other RV models, so they aren't shipped with the wing kit...the aft longerons come with the tail kit and fwd longerons with...
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,744
Posted By czechsix
I would not say it's a normal or desirable...

I would not say it's a normal or desirable attribute of the design...the 14 fuselage is shaped subtlety different from the other side-by-side RVs and has just enough curvature in the lower tailcone...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 137,576
Posted By czechsix
Looks nice Jared! Also curious why you decided...

Looks nice Jared! Also curious why you decided to switch from vinyl to paint.

Who did your seats?
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,056
Posted By czechsix
I thought the plans called for using the tape on...

I thought the plans called for using the tape on all the trailing edges including the ailerons. I used adhesive (proseal) on all trailing edges on my -14 and I think that's what others are doing...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,323
Posted By czechsix
If they were my QB wings I'd simply test the...

If they were my QB wings I'd simply test the tanks installed on the wings with a water manometer (just like I did with the tanks I built for both my RV-8 and -14). No need to remove them from the...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,583
Posted By czechsix
Not that I'm aware of. I think there's quite a...

Not that I'm aware of. I think there's quite a bit of room for improvement in cooling drag reduction in the RV-14, but unfortunately the only option right now is to spend a lot of time making...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,930
Posted By czechsix
Am I just not seeing it, or did Vans remove the...

Am I just not seeing it, or did Vans remove the chapter 10 update?

http://vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv14.htm

I just recently finished making my own little brackets to tie the ends of the...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,526
Posted By czechsix
Dan, what kind of material is that? Did you...

Dan, what kind of material is that? Did you still place the aluminum wraps over the top of it?
Forum: RV-14 09-21-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,172
Posted By czechsix
I pondered the pros and cons of proseal vs....

I pondered the pros and cons of proseal vs. double-sided tape on my trailing edges and ended up going with proseal. My reason is that the tape doesn't form a perfect bond between the skins and the...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,009
Posted By czechsix
See...

See http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1083945&postcount=8, but due to Euro/Dollar exchange rate and the fact that it's been a couple years, you really need to contact Beringer for...
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,009
Posted By czechsix
For my list of reasons, see...

For my list of reasons, see http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=138426&highlight=beringer



Three small metric bits that fit in the palm of your hand is all you need...the big...
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,870
Posted By czechsix
Tim, I addressed this question in my post about...

Tim, I addressed this question in my post about Beringer (at http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=138426). Reposting here:

? Some people have worried about fixing a flat tire with...
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,043
Posted By czechsix
At least the Lancair has an awesome panel......

At least the Lancair has an awesome panel... maybe the best one I've ever seen. So you've got your priorities right! :D
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,043
Posted By czechsix
Looks like primer. If it's paint, must be a flat...

Looks like primer. If it's paint, must be a flat or very low gloss finish...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,902
Posted By czechsix
Oil Cooler Door?

For those of you who have flown your RV-14 through the winter, have you had any issues with oil temps running too cool? On my RV-8A (O-360) I had a cockpit-controlled butterfly valve in the opening...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,035
Posted By czechsix
I discussed adding a baggage door with Rian...

I discussed adding a baggage door with Rian Johnson (Chief engineer at Vans) a few months ago and he advised against it...cutting a hole in the side of the fuselage will weaken it considerably, and...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,451
Posted By czechsix
I've heard several people complain that the RV-14...

I've heard several people complain that the RV-14 flap actuator seems to slow. I never timed how long it took on my -8 but it seemed like around 8 seconds give or take. I'd be much more interested...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 21,172
Posted By czechsix
Marvin, remember there can be minor variations in...

Marvin, remember there can be minor variations in how well an airplane is leveled during AHRS calibration, plus G3X gives you the ability to enter a pitch offset in flight. I would not use pitch...
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