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Forum: RV-14 04-20-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,557
Posted By Arablenz
I would also like to see the outcome of what you...

I would also like to see the outcome of what you are planning.
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Arablenz
Standard mags.

Standard mags.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Arablenz
Interesting video with Mike Busch, thanks. My RV...

Interesting video with Mike Busch, thanks.
My RV 14 is at 70 hrs and in cruise depending on OAT is often around 300 CHT so quite low relative to Mikesí 350 to 400.
What have others done to increase...
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 176,325
Posted By Arablenz
Jerry, where have you managed to get the iPad...

Jerry, where have you managed to get the iPad holder from that swivels but lays flat as well? Nice panel.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By Arablenz
I am at 58 hrs and stock io390 on Phillips M oil...

I am at 58 hrs and stock io390 on Phillips M oil for running in and have used 1 and a half quarts for the last 14 hours. I have been running 75 percent power or better except for some testing through...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,671
Posted By Arablenz
Hi Robert, Have you put grease in to the bearing....

Hi Robert,
Have you put grease in to the bearing. Mine was quite rough to initially but now after 50 hrs has obviously bed in as itís quite smooth. However mine didnít bind to the housing and so I...
Forum: Safety 09-09-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,563
Posted By Arablenz
I imagine somebody of this experience would have...

I imagine somebody of this experience would have been well aware of VNE limitations.
What concerns me is what caused him to get to excessive VNE speed and this report offers some hypothesis to why...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,675
Posted By Arablenz
I am about 6í4 ď and find the steps very useful...

I am about 6í4 ď and find the steps very useful on my taildragger. I am glad I installed them during the build.
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,563
Posted By Arablenz
Bkervaski, In my only 30 hours of phase one, I...

Bkervaski,
In my only 30 hours of phase one, I find over the fence speeds of 65 kts better .
If I come in any faster I too can bounce a little if I over flare.
I am very happy with the ground...
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,326
Posted By Arablenz
Squeaking brakes

Feel a bit awkward asking this question bUt I have done 26 hrs on my RV 14 and have squeaking brakes. They work perfectly smooth but must just rub enough to make a noise sometimes.
I thought it...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,790
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks Marvin. Very informative. Do you find your...

Thanks Marvin. Very informative. Do you find your oil dipstick reads accurately on the RV 14?
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,790
Posted By Arablenz
Marvin, when you talk about stabilise, what sort...

Marvin, when you talk about stabilise, what sort of consumption and how long did you keep running the run in oil?
I have done just over 20 hrs and consistently have oil temp of 183 or so.
My oil...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,837
Posted By Arablenz
Have the stock Vans kit option and no issues...

Have the stock Vans kit option and no issues after 20 hrs and when tested for avionics accuracy by certified tester.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,835
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for your suggestion Carl. Certainly I...

Thanks for your suggestion Carl. Certainly I hadn't seen that idea before but I think I will keep to the wedge as that is what I have made up.
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,835
Posted By Arablenz
Just updating that I did as Scott kindly...

Just updating that I did as Scott kindly suggested and plane flies beautifully hands and feet off in cruise now.
How does everyone that needs a trim tab attach theirs permanently to a painted...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,082
Posted By Arablenz
I was about 1860 hrs of building for first build...

I was about 1860 hrs of building for first build RV 14 but in saying that, I reckon I did the same number of hours researching to make sure I was not going to make a mistake.
All I can say is enjoy...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,835
Posted By Arablenz
Thankyou all for your replies. It is good to know...

Thankyou all for your replies. It is good to know that others have the same need for rudder trim.
I have flown with my leg and pant fairings on and off and have eliminated them as having any effect...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,835
Posted By Arablenz
Rudder trim for taildragger

I am 15 hours into flight testing my RV 14 and it has been performing very nicely. As I am new to flying RV aircraft I am looking for some advice.
On climb out with full power I require right rudder...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 137,979
Posted By Arablenz
RV 14 New Zealand

Finally after persevering I may beable to post some Images of my completed plane. You would think having built an aircraft after 5 years and 7 months that posting a photo would be a walk in the park...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,516
Posted By Arablenz
My RV 14 taildragger is 1234 lb. painted with...

My RV 14 taildragger is 1234 lb. painted with Dynon Vfr avioinics and autopilot, aileron trim and interior.
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,787
Posted By Arablenz
I had issue with new sticks from Vans hitting the...

I had issue with new sticks from Vans hitting the bezel on my Dynon HDX by just 2 mm. Long story short, I carefully cut about 15 mm off top of stick and repositioned the hole for the locking screw....
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,288
Posted By Arablenz
Was interested to know outcome of the damaged...

Was interested to know outcome of the damaged transducer. Is it necessary to cover the transducer with high temperature fire sleeve or not? I know some people have but Vansaircraft have made no...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By Arablenz
Wh-00074

I did my avionics through advanced flight so managed to get connector through them. But on some other connectors I needed I went through RS Components and they have a great array of connectors and...
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By Arablenz
Just to add further to making sure you have nice...

Just to add further to making sure you have nice fit . Is that attaching the bottom fairing to the rudder I had to take the tail Spring off to make routing the wire and fitting the fairing at all...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,650
Posted By Arablenz
Still tearing my hair out on this rudder issue....

Still tearing my hair out on this rudder issue. How the h.ll do you get to follow the instructions in section 11 when the wiring has to be threaded through with the bottom fairing attached? ( sorry...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,650
Posted By Arablenz
I thought is was something I had done wrong....

I thought is was something I had done wrong. Thanks for the replies. It's all most a Gothcha moment as the plans make it sound like it should fit given what they tell you to do with the tail light...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,650
Posted By Arablenz
Rudder bottom fairing on taildragger

Hi, final fitting my rudder and have run into an issue trying to fit the bottom fairing. I had modified it as per plans to clear tail Spring and thought I had that right but how ever I try it won't...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,119
Posted By Arablenz
I like that saying Bob. So true I am finding.

I like that saying Bob. So true I am finding.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By Arablenz
I used a small piece of masking tape on the 470...

I used a small piece of masking tape on the 470 head as per other posts on this forum. Worked well.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,809
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks. I understand clearer now.

Thanks. I understand clearer now.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,809
Posted By Arablenz
Just looking at this on my plane as I close up...

Just looking at this on my plane as I close up the last of the forward top skin.
Section 35-22 step 5 says to fill the gaps in the relief notches with proseal. I read it that you don't seal right...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,470
Posted By Arablenz
I had the same concerns about the firewall...

I had the same concerns about the firewall sleeves and had it confirmed by Vans that we use the FAE102-11x1 ft sleeve they send with firewall forward kit. Apparantly we make that fit for both the...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,768
Posted By Arablenz
No,just about to install rear window for good but...

No,just about to install rear window for good but I can see the roll bar area might be an area for leaks. How have you got on with flying plane?
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,768
Posted By Arablenz
Rear window

Has anyone else done as Bernard suggested with the silicone to stop leaks coming through roll bar area?
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,370
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks. When I first started building the rv14 I...

Thanks.
When I first started building the rv14 I brought the wing kit off a chap who had only completed the tanks so now realise he missed a step. I thought it strange nobody else had an issue. Your...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,370
Posted By Arablenz
Wing root fairing

Has anyone had issues attaching the top wing skin fairing where the fuel tank bracket is? The fuel tank section has you put no dimples in the rear part of the fuel tank attach bracket 1005b and...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,007
Posted By Arablenz
While I share the concerns about cracking skins,...

While I share the concerns about cracking skins, I have have confidence in Vansaircraft coming up with a workable solution and would rather they had time to get that right. For those of us still...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,621
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for quick reply. They obviously went...

Thanks for quick reply. They obviously went through a verification process then. I went to the Vibration Isolator products page but couldn't find the part numbers to cross reference against.
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,621
Posted By Arablenz
Engine mount isolators

Always a weekend when I need to ask Vans aircraft a question! I went to hang my engine today but when I opened the engine isolator boxes ,which are the Dyna VI- STD, I found that the part number on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-27-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,200
Posted By Arablenz
Wow, thanks for sharing the link. He has...

Wow, thanks for sharing the link. He has documented great pictures of some of your landscapes over there and a great story.
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,288
Posted By Arablenz
Would be very interested to know the outcome of...

Would be very interested to know the outcome of this thread? Looks on the face of it , that the cube has been hot and then melted the wiring coming out of it , unless there is an electrical issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,869
Posted By Arablenz
I have always had concerns about the vinyl...

I have always had concerns about the vinyl partially letting go inflight and creating excess stress to crucial part of the airframe. Has this ever occurred and is it addressed by the manufacturers of...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-01-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,914
Posted By Arablenz
My deepest sympathy to Deans's family and...

My deepest sympathy to Deans's family and friends. I didn't know Dean but had read his wife's article in the N.Z sports Flying Magazine in Autumn 2017. A lot of what she wrote, I could relate to in...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,346
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for the reports on your phase one. Are you...

Thanks for the reports on your phase one. Are you happy with your wheel fairings given you set them up before the engine went on? I am just at that stage and considering doing your method without...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,346
Posted By Arablenz
From one farmer to another thanks for posting...

From one farmer to another thanks for posting your first flight of the RV 14 . Thanks also for sharing your experienced building tips along the way for us newbies. All the best for your test period.
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,671
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks very much Vince I have sent you mail.

Thanks very much Vince I have sent you mail.
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,671
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for your replies. I may look to the...

Thanks for your replies. I may look to the aftermarket Tailwheel once I try this one out as I have already paid for this one. Given the rest of the kit has been of great quality I have been somewhat...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,671
Posted By Arablenz
Tailwheel bolt hardware

I have asked the mothership support this question but not heard back as yet. The through bolt that attaches the U tail wheel to the fork, calls out the use of two washers but that means in my case...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,024
Posted By Arablenz
Well done. Thankyou also for your blog . Are you...

Well done. Thankyou also for your blog . Are you happy with the iPad setup, as I have been thinking along those lines as I am getting close to panel and engine?
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,459
Posted By Arablenz
Hi Chris. I have the blocks attached and have...

Hi Chris. I have the blocks attached and have temporarily installed just the pins as I am waiting to heat the shop to drill my rear window. At this stage the pins fit perfectly but maybe I will go...
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,459
Posted By Arablenz
So if it was under the outside canopy skin how...

So if it was under the outside canopy skin how did you allow for the canopy plexi thickness ?
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,459
Posted By Arablenz
Thankyou both for your replies. I have tried...

Thankyou both for your replies. I have tried Tim's idea of gentle persuasion but it just springs back and I don't want to try to hard in case I put the rest of the canopy and of a good position. So...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,459
Posted By Arablenz
Canopy side skin

Those who have completed your canopy , does your canopy side skin sit flush with the fuselage side skin?. I have fitted the canopy frame on today and the side skins when clecoed on sit about 1/32...
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,565
Posted By Arablenz
Sorry I may have read your question wrong. I have...

Sorry I may have read your question wrong. I have done as per instructions with no problem but am only riveting up centre section until I get avionics etc in. Putting the assembly in is not to...
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,565
Posted By Arablenz
I am at the same stage but the way I read it is...

I am at the same stage but the way I read it is you rivet as many rivets in for the centre piece call out before removing the bolts holding the bushing to finally get at those difficult rivets. I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,218
Posted By Arablenz
Well done Marvin. Enjoy your next phase and I...

Well done Marvin. Enjoy your next phase and I look forward to a pilot report at some point.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for providing the clarity and part #.

Thanks for providing the clarity and part #.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Posted By Arablenz
From what I have seen you will get the harnesses...

From what I have seen you will get the harnesses from your avionics provider such as Steinair. I am a little confused on the fuselage wiring harness as I saw a post yesterday saying Vans can provide...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-24-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 175,621
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks Scott for your great write up on your trip...

Thanks Scott for your great write up on your trip around American the beautiful.
I'm not a religous person but I thoroughly enjoyed your style of writing and had me craving the next instalment. Not...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,598
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks Scott for your prompt reply. I had just...

Thanks Scott for your prompt reply. I had just thought a mk-319 rivet may have been better in that location but I am not the designer so will follow the revised instructions.
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,598
Posted By Arablenz
Bringing up old thread as I have got to this...

Bringing up old thread as I have got to this point and read elsewhere that the rivets called out here in revision 2 were to be used only for nutplates. It just seems these are very flimsy rivet for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,189
Posted By Arablenz
Wishing you and your wife all the best in getting...

Wishing you and your wife all the best in getting your health back Joe.
It was communications with you that finally gave me the confidence to start building an RV 14 , of which I am enjoying the...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 137,979
Posted By Arablenz
Hi Stoney, Fantastic looking plane you should be...

Hi Stoney,
Fantastic looking plane you should be very proud.
I like your interior colour , what colour is it? The finish of the interior looks good with those seats and the finishing touches you...
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,501
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks Scott and Stoney for your replies, i am a...

Thanks Scott and Stoney for your replies, i am a slow learner but am coming to realise there is obviously still considerable sub kits to order over and above the finish and firewall forward kits to...
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