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Forum: RV-14 04-02-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,957
Posted By gen1313
You won't need the steps yet. They are relatively...

You won't need the steps yet. They are relatively easy to fit later.

Even if you don't think you want the steps now I would fit all the optional parts. I can't see how they could be fitted later. I...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,225
Posted By gen1313
Throttle at idle for all recoveries. Prop is the...

Throttle at idle for all recoveries. Prop is the recommended 72" Hartzell.
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,225
Posted By gen1313
I should have been more specific. We tried the...

I should have been more specific. We tried the Beggs-Mueller method but it was much slower to come out than applying some forward stick. Please keep in mind this is all new to me. Just thought I...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,225
Posted By gen1313
We did try just letting go (the instructor did)...

We did try just letting go (the instructor did) and it did come out but more turns and more speed. Not my preferred method:eek:.
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,225
Posted By gen1313
Australia licenses everything, but almost never...

Australia licenses everything, but almost never checks anything - until the accident report.

This "endorsement" on my license with allow me to fly aerobatics above 3000ft agl. There are lower level...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,225
Posted By gen1313
Spinning

In the process of getting my aerobatic rating and got to spins yesterday.

I have low experience but my instructor does a bit of work with RV pilots, so he had a good idea what to expect. So far he...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,162
Posted By gen1313
I have exactly the opposite problem. Because my...

I have exactly the opposite problem. Because my legs are very long my knees are bent so that I have trouble staying off the brakes when applying pressure to the rudder pedals.
I fitted the JD Air...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,176
Posted By gen1313
Hi, I just received my new gust lock from Anti...

Hi,
I just received my new gust lock from Anti Splat Aero. Very compact and well made. At this stage I believe they only have a model suitable for the optional Tosten stick....
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,554
Posted By gen1313
My side panels have just been dispatched today....

My side panels have just been dispatched today. Looking at the instructions I had no idea the installation would be that complex, but that's OK.
I've been waiting impatiently but I'm sure once they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By gen1313
Thanks Bod, I did realize that, but the issue...

Thanks Bod,
I did realize that, but the issue happened 5Nm out on an RNav approach in IMC, so I decided to fly the plane and worry about the radio later.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By gen1313
GMA245 Issue

Hi all,
I'm an RV-14 owner in Australia with a full Garmin panel - Twin G3X touch, GTN650, GMA245, GTR200, GTX23, GMC307, G5 etc.

I recently had a problem with the GMA245. Towards the end of an...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,151
Posted By gen1313
I've got the white Honeywell rockers (engraved)...

I've got the white Honeywell rockers (engraved) on a dimmer and they work great at night. They definitely need to be on the dimmer.
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,071
Posted By gen1313
From memory I had only one leaking rivet on one...

From memory I had only one leaking rivet on one of the fuel drains. I used Loctite "Wicking" thread locker (can't remember the number). I was greatly relieved when it worked and still no problem 21/2...
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,955
Posted By gen1313
My order is ready to go. I've been flying for 2...

My order is ready to go. I've been flying for 2 years now without even an arm rest because I know these side panels will be worth the wait!
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,860
Posted By gen1313
I fitted my wingtips with piano hinge and I was...

I fitted my wingtips with piano hinge and I was glad I did. Somewhere on VAF you will find reference to step by step instructions (with images) from a 7 builder years ago. They were relatively easy...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,539
Posted By gen1313
I made the choice to install the step mounts with...

I made the choice to install the step mounts with no real idea if I would install the steps or not. I'm so glad I did. I'm tall and hardly ever use them but my wife is not so tall and really needs...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,476
Posted By gen1313
I consistently get mid to high 180's in the...

I consistently get mid to high 180's in the cruise for oil. That doesn't seem to change much regardless of OAT. In the climb oil temp does get up to 210 sometimes but I try to avoid that. The worst...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,296
Posted By gen1313
My magnetometer is in the left wing with my...

My magnetometer is in the left wing with my heated pitot.

I'm fairly sure that I used sheilded wire for the pitot and have no problems. I initially had interference from the wingtip strobes using...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,096
Posted By gen1313
I still refer to the master wiring diagram on...

I still refer to the master wiring diagram on Vans website. It's a great reference.
Wiring was my biggest challenge during my build (zero experience) but between Vans & Stein everything went...
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,484
Posted By gen1313
Don't forget You Tube. Heaps of videos on various...

Don't forget You Tube. Heaps of videos on various techniques.

The more you get into the build the more you will realise just how good the plans and the kit are. If something does not cleco together...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,696
Posted By gen1313
After flying my RV-14 for about 75 hours I'm glad...

After flying my RV-14 for about 75 hours I'm glad I didn't waste money and effort on aileron trim. I don't think I would have used it once.
Maybe rudder trim would be nice on climb but once I settle...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,529
Posted By gen1313
After reading the Vans document it looks like you...

After reading the Vans document it looks like you can access these features from the Main Menu-Setup-Trim.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,529
Posted By gen1313
Thanks Dave for answering that. It's been a while...

Thanks Dave for answering that. It's been a while since I set mine and I couldn't remember.
Vans have guidelines for this in the Service Info area under "G3X Autopilot/Trim settings".
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,529
Posted By gen1313
Hi Tom, I love the Garmin setup in my 14 but I am...

Hi Tom, I love the Garmin setup in my 14 but I am still finding new features. If you look in the setup menu (can't remember where) you will find that you can set the manual trim to different...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,665
Posted By gen1313
If I have 480 pounds for pilot & passenger, 40...

If I have 480 pounds for pilot & passenger, 40 gallons & 95 pounds baggage that puts me right on the limit. At 10 gallons fuel I would go just past the aft limit.
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,108
Posted By gen1313
I recall now that the OAT cable was long enough...

I recall now that the OAT cable was long enough to run all the way from the panel to the wing. If I ever have to take the wing off it should be easy enough to remove the probe from the wing.
I just...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,108
Posted By gen1313
I can't remember the details but I used the...

I can't remember the details but I used the supplied wing harnesses and my GMU & OAT just plugged straight in. I never understood all the calls to abandon the supplied harness :confused:. The only...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,747
Posted By gen1313
I have used the inside of the lower gear leg on...

I have used the inside of the lower gear leg on my RV-14 (not 14A). From memory a 7/8" bar fits snugly and the you can jack with a small trolley jack. I plan make a lightened bar with a jacking pad...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,632
Posted By gen1313
Thanks for the ideas Tim.

Thanks for the ideas Tim.
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,632
Posted By gen1313
I'm a tall guy and I have the seat right back and...

I'm a tall guy and I have the seat right back and the rudder bar in the forward position. Even with the passanger seat in the forward position most others struggle to reach the pedals comfortably....
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,512
Posted By gen1313
Thanks Mitch, I'll check it out but I'm fairly...

Thanks Mitch,
I'll check it out but I'm fairly confidant that I used Vans suggested settings. The puzzling thing is that it all seemed good and now it has changed.
At least you've given me...
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,512
Posted By gen1313
Auto Pilot Issue

I've just clocked up 50 hours on my 14 and have recently noticed a small issue with the auto pilot (GMC-307 & GSA-28's).

On the last couple of cross country trips, I have noticed that the pitch...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,000
Posted By gen1313
Hi Cliff, yes I do love this plane. Unfortunately...

Hi Cliff, yes I do love this plane. Unfortunately we have had three weeks of weather consistently 100-110 degrees. If I'm careful I can keep the oil temps in the safe range under these extreme...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,073
Posted By gen1313
Not sure about the 14A but on the 14 at the...

Not sure about the 14A but on the 14 at the bottom of the gear leg in line with the axle on the inside is an open section that a 7/8" (from memory) bar fits into perfectly. I have a piece of bar...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,910
Posted By gen1313
Ricardo, I had interference from the strobe...

Ricardo, I had interference from the strobe initially. I was advised to make sure all wing lights were grounded back to the fuse which fixed the problem.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 26,505
Posted By gen1313
Attachment Strength

Mike,
If you follow the "Mike Bullock" instructions like I did he recommends twice as many rivets as screws. You can achieve a very neat joint, very quick removal of the tips and with just as many...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,000
Posted By gen1313
Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'll just...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'll just pay close attention not to exceed critical temps for now and reassess after I have a few hours on the plane.
Thanks again.
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2017, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,910
Posted By gen1313
I put my magnetometer in the wing for a few...

I put my magnetometer in the wing for a few reasons.

It plugs straight in to the supplied wiring for the wing.
Supposedly less interference.
The less I have to do in the tail the better - I just...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,000
Posted By gen1313
Oil Temp

I finally have my RV-14 in the air. Aside from the excitement of the moment and the realisation of just how well it flew from the start I was paying close attention to temps. CHT's are great, nothing...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,952
Posted By gen1313
GMU22 Interference

I'm just going through the configuration steps for my G3X system. When I ran through the "Magnetic Interference Test" for the GMU22 (wing mounted) everything passed except the strobe lights. I'm...
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2016, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,487
Posted By gen1313
I'm a first time builder and I'm just on final...

I'm a first time builder and I'm just on final assembly of my RV-14 now. I've benefitted greatly from being just behind the lead group builders, Tim Olsen, Stoney etc. I think these guys have covered...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 30,913
Posted By gen1313
$170000 is probably about right for a Aussie...

$170000 is probably about right for a Aussie builder who wants nice avionics, seats etc. I just hop that my wife doesn't read this forum:eek:
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,291
Posted By gen1313
Daniel, Search "Australian RV14" and you will...

Daniel,
Search "Australian RV14" and you will find a thread with at least one Perth builder. Greg Preist was the name I think.
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 213,148
Posted By gen1313
James, Steinair did the panel for me. The AP...

James,
Steinair did the panel for me. The AP fits fine and I should still be able to put the canopy release in if I decide to. The GTN650 at the bottom require a slight mod to the sub panel because...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 213,148
Posted By gen1313
RV-14 VH-YVY Panel

http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q395/grahamhaley/image_zpsdecgi5ks.jpeg (http://s349.photobucket.com/user/grahamhaley/media/image_zpsdecgi5ks.jpeg.html)

Twin G3x, GTN650, GTX23, GTR200, GMC307,...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,264
Posted By gen1313
Conrad, check out the "Insert Pics" link at the...

Conrad, check out the "Insert Pics" link at the top left of the page (just below POSTING RULES). I used Photo Bucket and fumbled my way through it:). There is a photo of the painted fuse in the "Show...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,541
Posted By gen1313
Sitting in the real thing will give you the best...

Sitting in the real thing will give you the best idea but I doubt that you will be disappointed.
I'm 6'5" and now that I have my seats in I can confirm that I am very happy with the space I have. My...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,264
Posted By gen1313
Hi Conrad, I just installed my Classic Aero...

Hi Conrad,
I just installed my Classic Aero seats on the weekend. As soon as I sat on them I understood what I paid all that money for. Can't wait for the side panels...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,990
Posted By gen1313
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm sorry now that I...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm sorry now that I did not take some measurements before I closed up the wings. I have to do it by feel now:)
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,990
Posted By gen1313
GMU22 Mount

Hi,
I've been waiting patiently for Vans to release the GMU22 bracket for the left wing ADAHARS position but no ETA at the moment. I'm trying to tick off my "unfinished" list and this is my...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,625
Posted By gen1313
I'd like to think I'm only a couple of months...

I'd like to think I'm only a couple of months from my first flight. This video is certainly motivational but not much help with my patience level:)
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 181,438
Posted By gen1313
Hi all, FWF progressing quickly. Avionics about...

Hi all,
FWF progressing quickly. Avionics about to ship. More paint while I wait.

http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q395/grahamhaley/RV-14%20Progress_zpsjlvknove.jpg
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,902
Posted By gen1313
Much to my wife's disgust I straightened the wing...

Much to my wife's disgust I straightened the wing ribs while I was watching TV, so the time wasn't a factor. It didn't take long for each one but there are a lot of them.
She drew the line at...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,922
Posted By gen1313
As a first time builder and starting with the...

As a first time builder and starting with the empenage kit I was faced with trailing edges early in the build. I used the tape method as instructed.

After reading posts about rudder twist and...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,467
Posted By gen1313
Aussie RV14

Hello,
I have just stared my RV14 in Forbes NSW. I have just finished the vertical stabiliser and have a long road ahead.
I have heard that there is a fairly advanced 14 being built at Narromine...
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