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Forum: RV-14 05-10-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,444
Posted By iamtheari
I believe that I am the first RV-14 builder to...

I believe that I am the first RV-14 builder to put the PH Aviation flap motor in. If you find any issues with the instructions, let me know so I can revise them and send them to Pat Hatch for future...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By iamtheari
With a few flights having set the alert input for...

With a few flights having set the alert input for the GTN to 0% volume, the one thing I am missing is "vertical track" when approaching my VNAV TOD. The TOD displays on the G3X Touch, but I don't see...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By iamtheari
In my RV-14, I mounted the same kind of alternate...

In my RV-14, I mounted the same kind of alternate static valve above where he (and I) put the G5. I have all my Ďabnormal operationí switches there, so thatís where I put this one. I plumbed it at...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By iamtheari
How near? Iím in western North Dakota, 400 nm...

How near? Iím in western North Dakota, 400 nm from Cheyenne. My RV-14 is in its 13th month of flying and just survived its first condition inspection.
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By iamtheari
You can also get the PH Aviation flap motor,...

You can also get the PH Aviation flap motor, which appears to be more robust than the stock one but also has a built-in position sensor. Thatís the route I went with my RV-14 and Iím very happy with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By iamtheari
Altitude alerts - G3X Touch, GTN, or both?

I finally got a chance to fly with my newly wired alert audio from the G3X Touch, and when I was about to land I got two ď500Ē alerts. One from the GTN 650 and one from the G3X Touch. I would prefer...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. Good point to check the operating...

Thanks. Good point to check the operating limitations. I think I will just log the compressions and oil change in the engine logbook.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By iamtheari
That's probably what I should have done. The...

That's probably what I should have done.

The deeper question I have is whether I could have skipped the whole sniffle valve situation altogether. But I think that's in the religious wars section of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By iamtheari
I'm working on wrapping up my first condition...

I'm working on wrapping up my first condition inspection so this thread is timely for me. What does the VAF brain trust suggest as the perfect logbook entry for a condition inspection?

I think that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By iamtheari
Maintenance item - sniffle line bracket FF-00076

This is just an FYI to anyone who is transitioning from the build phase to the maintenance phase.

I am almost done with my first condition inspection. I have 98 hours on the plane. The only part I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-29-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 177,931
Posted By iamtheari
One more on my list, new item first: 1. "Alert...

One more on my list, new item first:

1. "Alert Source" should let me choose to send alerts from the PFD and MFD or to change the priority order of the alert source to MFD first. The reason for this...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,786
Posted By iamtheari
For those with an RV-14 smoke system up and...

For those with an RV-14 smoke system up and running, where did you plumb the hose? I had it in the tunnel through one of the four channels, but removed it because the wiring harness needed more space.
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By iamtheari
I put the FlyLEDs "Combo" lights in my RV-14...

I put the FlyLEDs "Combo" lights in my RV-14 taildragger. I can't remember the angle I picked for the landing lights, but I measured distance and height to get the angle just right. I think that I...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,097
Posted By iamtheari
I stuck to the RV-14 plans for this one. It's the...

I stuck to the RV-14 plans for this one. It's the "LN-TAIL LIGHT KIT" from the Van's catalog. The kit calls for tapping #4-40 for the screws, so that's the correct thread. I measured the screw I...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,097
Posted By iamtheari
Suntail #4-40 screws

I managed to lose one of the machine screws (flush head, #4-40 thread, I think stainless) that attach the Suntail light to the rudder of my RV-14. Does anyone know the exact length or MS part number...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,764
Posted By iamtheari
I flew my RV-14 transition training with Mike...

I flew my RV-14 transition training with Mike Seager in Oregon. In October 2019, he used the Vanís prototype for this. Try to choose a month when there will actually be some VFR conditions to fly in....
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,532
Posted By iamtheari
Braking effectiveness is a little bit weak, but...

Braking effectiveness is a little bit weak, but it virtually eliminates prop strikes.
Forum: Autopilots 10-12-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By iamtheari
Justin: Thanks. I sent an e-mail with that...

Justin: Thanks. I sent an e-mail with that information.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By iamtheari
GMA 245R iPhone Volume - loud and no control

Iíve received two phone calls over Bluetooth using the GMA 245R in my plane so far. Both times, my ringtone and the call itself were extremely loud. The volume button on my iPhone didnít seem to make...
Forum: Autopilots 10-10-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By iamtheari
Good thought. Iíll check that out. I have seen...

Good thought. Iíll check that out. I have seen the G3X settings change arbitrarily during software updates before.
Forum: Autopilots 10-10-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By iamtheari
<SNIP>Still happening and still no clue why. Am I...

<SNIP>Still happening and still no clue why. Am I the only one? I emailed Garmin a week or two ago and haven’t heard back.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By iamtheari
Yet another positive of connecting it is that it...

Yet another positive of connecting it is that it will synchronize altimeter settings.
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,977
Posted By iamtheari
Nobody responded. I think I did the same as...

Nobody responded. I think I did the same as TASEsq described. My plane is done with Phase I and a joy to fly. Build on!
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks, Scott. I don't have a ruler that works on...

Thanks, Scott. I don't have a ruler that works on the exterior of the plane in flight so I was eyeballing it and you're probably right that I am overestimating the deflection. I took pictures so I...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By iamtheari
Should I Adjust My Aileron Rigging?

My RV-14 is done with Phase I, not painted yet, and a blast to fly. In cruise, the ailerons are drooped a little bit, maybe 1/2" or 3/4" on each side at the trailing edge, relative to the wingtips...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By iamtheari
Bob Doty's channel is, I think, all time-lapse...

Bob Doty's channel is, I think, all time-lapse but it is entertaining and a little inspiring.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0MnPAC0hoFLu0105URZNDw/videos
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,773
Posted By iamtheari
I am at 60 engine hours. I ran Aeroshell 80 for...

I am at 60 engine hours. I ran Aeroshell 80 for break-in and switched to Phillips XC 20W-50 just recently, with no flights on that oil yet. My first few oil changes were at 10, 35, and 60 hours. My...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By iamtheari
I have 65 hours on my RV-14 without steps. If I...

I have 65 hours on my RV-14 without steps. If I had it to do over, I would put the steps on the plane. I might add them someday. For now, it motivates me to stay kind of in shape.
Forum: Autopilots 09-17-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By iamtheari
G3X Autopilot "trim fault" errors

This has only happened on one flight. It was the first flight after I rebooted from enabling the G3X autopilot flight control system monitoring. See this thread for that feature announcement:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By iamtheari
G3X Touch Screenshot Filenames

I'm trying to figure out if there is any rhyme or reason to the filenames produced when you push and hold MENU on the G3X Touch to take a screenshot. Today's filename is 4821.bmp but in ascending...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By iamtheari
I did that step 42 months ago so I don't remember...

I did that step 42 months ago so I don't remember for sure, but I believe it means all of those holes. The RV-14 vertical stabilizer is mostly RV-7 part numbers so there is lots of match-drilling to...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By iamtheari
The meaning of "typical" in this context is that...

The meaning of "typical" in this context is that they gave the instruction once and it applies typically to all of the similar places in that drawing.
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,569
Posted By iamtheari
I think that a dedicated builder will always be...

I think that a dedicated builder will always be faster with the standard kits than the QB. The only kit that I think I would have got through quicker with a QB was the canopy, which doesn't have a QB...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,280
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you. I guess the ADS-B page on the G3X...

Thank you. I guess the ADS-B page on the G3X shows the ADS-B software level of the GTX rather than the main software level. (That makes sense, of course. And I should have guessed it, given Garmin's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,280
Posted By iamtheari
Are there any configuration changes required to...

Are there any configuration changes required to get the ADS-B weather products transferring via RS-232? I have installed GDU software 8.91 and my GTX 45R says it is at version 3.13. The lightning and...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,332
Posted By iamtheari
Here is a thread with the official data on RV-14...

Here is a thread with the official data on RV-14 W&B:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=133335

This page has some various data...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,026
Posted By iamtheari
Buy the plans on USB so you can study them. Do...

Buy the plans on USB so you can study them. Do that no matter how you plan to get an RV-14(A) because they will show you a lot about maintenance, as well. The steps that differ between landing gear...
Forum: ADS-B 08-10-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,849
Posted By iamtheari
That makes sense. We closed up April 1. Thanks to...

That makes sense. We closed up April 1. Thanks to all the VAF Sherlocks.
Forum: ADS-B 08-10-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,849
Posted By iamtheari
Good catch. I never noticed that. Iíll have to...

Good catch. I never noticed that. Iíll have to see about how we filed it. Something to know about, though, if the G3X doesnít pick up domestic style notams
Forum: ADS-B 08-10-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,849
Posted By iamtheari
Yes. I get AWOS data and other information for it...

Yes. I get AWOS data and other information for it from ADS-B. Code is S25
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,513
Posted By iamtheari
Did you notice the stumbling throughout the life...

Did you notice the stumbling throughout the life of your engine, or only recently as the overhauls you mentioned became overdue?
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,513
Posted By iamtheari
It isn't solved, yet. I think the new fuel spider...

It isn't solved, yet. I think the new fuel spider spring recommended above is the next step, which I will do either this fall when the plane is back home (I have to drive over an hour to its...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,596
Posted By iamtheari
Fair enough. So, how does one go about...

Fair enough. So, how does one go about demonstrating a known crosswind component in an E-AB?
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,596
Posted By iamtheari
Demonstrated crosswind in the certified world...

Demonstrated crosswind in the certified world means just that, what they actually demonstrated. It's not a limitation. I've landed in crosswinds well above the POH demonstrated figures in a couple of...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,596
Posted By iamtheari
Could be. But my question is what crosswinds...

Could be. But my question is what crosswinds people have actually landed their RV-14s in, which implies some semblance of holding the centerline.
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,596
Posted By iamtheari
I made my popcorn before posting. But let's not...

I made my popcorn before posting. But let's not debate which method is best here. :)
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,596
Posted By iamtheari
Demonstrated Crosswind

Poll for RV-14 taildragger pilots. What is your demonstrated crosswind in the RV-14? (RV-14A pilots can play the game, too, but please say that you did it in a trike so we caveman taildragger pilots...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 177,931
Posted By iamtheari
When showing the waypoint information for a VOR...

When showing the waypoint information for a VOR (or, I suppose, NDB), show the communication box or the data it contains. This would make it a lot easier to go from the map page to having an FSS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,581
Posted By iamtheari
I would leave space for upgrades so you don't...

I would leave space for upgrades so you don't have to hack the panel apart to add them later on. Landing light switch, position light switch (although you can use a 3-position switch for...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,066
Posted By iamtheari
It took me essentially the entire year 2019 to...

It took me essentially the entire year 2019 to build the canopy. I wouldn't want to put the plane on its landing gear until the canopy is done. It was easy to work on with the plane sitting on its...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,039
Posted By iamtheari
I tested power-off stalls in my RV-14 with flaps...

I tested power-off stalls in my RV-14 with flaps in -3, 0, and full positions. There was no discernable difference in the stall speed or behavior between -3 and 0 flaps.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By iamtheari
Pairing the iPad to the PFD solved this one.

Pairing the iPad to the PFD solved this one.
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,513
Posted By iamtheari
When leaning at idle, it tracks the others, it's...

When leaning at idle, it tracks the others, it's just markedly cooler at idle. When I get the mixture lean enough, the engine does run smoothly. It's really lean, pulled back about 2/3 of the way...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By iamtheari
Everything is up-to-date. The Send To menu on...

Everything is up-to-date. The Send To menu on Foreflight does not include anything related to the plane when I'm in the plane. I know it works because I use it with the FlightStream in my other...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,513
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for those tips. I did install the heat...

Thanks for those tips. I did install the heat shields per the RV-14 plans, including the one on the cross-over. I'll consider trying to improve them the next time I am working with the cowl off, or...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,513
Posted By iamtheari
I plumbed it according to the RV-14 kit plans....

I plumbed it according to the RV-14 kit plans. Itís such a luxury to have that planned out for me. I donít have pictures handy but, from memory, the routing is from the lower center firewall up to...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,513
Posted By iamtheari
I didnít notice any improvement.

I didnít notice any improvement.
Forum: ADS-B 07-10-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,849
Posted By iamtheari
ADS-B Notam shortcomings

My home airport has two notams at the moment. One is the permanent closure of our grass runway. The other is the closure from 4/1/2021 until 10/1/2021 of our paved runway. We have zero open runways...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By iamtheari
ForeFlight doesnít list G3X Touch in ďDevicesĒ

I paired my iPad with my G3X Touch MFD today. Both sides of the connection said they were connected. But ForeFlight didnít list anything under the Devices tab and I didnít see any evidence that the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By iamtheari
GMA 245R Bluetooth name

My OCD is getting to me. I have my G3X Touch Bluetooth devices all named to my liking except for the GMA 245R. Is there a setting to change the Bluetooth name of the Garmin audio panels?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By iamtheari
The suggestion above solved my problem. However,...

The suggestion above solved my problem. However, there was one additional step before the Connext setup page was available on my GTN. I had to go to the GTN configuration mode, find the page for...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By iamtheari
I'm glad I'm not alone! I threw my small wood...

I'm glad I'm not alone! I threw my small wood plane, cabinet scraper, file, sanding sponges, and feeler gauges in the car for my next trip to the plane. Thanks for the PIREPs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you for your efforts to decrypt my needs....

Thank you for your efforts to decrypt my needs. I'll check the GTN settings the next time I get to my plane.
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By iamtheari
Expanding canopy - interference with window

I'm halfway through my phase 1 testing and I've run into a frustrating issue. The lower aft edges of the canopy plexiglass interfere with the lower forward edges of the window plexiglass when I close...
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