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Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,058
Posted By iamtheari
I went for a flight this evening and didnít see...

I went for a flight this evening and didnít see anything in the place described in that thread. So at present I only see my trim and flap position information on the MFD Engine page, not on the PFD...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,058
Posted By iamtheari
I had the same thing happen. I installed this...

I had the same thing happen. I installed this update and then the PFD did not show my trim and flap positions. I searched and found this recent thread* about how to re-enable them, although they...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-28-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By iamtheari
Do you have an airport code for the planeís...

Do you have an airport code for the planeís location? How thorough of a prebuy are you looking for? There arenít an abundance of RV experts in that area but I could ask around if anyone I know has a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,058
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you for this update and in general for your...

Thank you for this update and in general for your interactive approach to experimental avionics customers. Is there a document that gives a deeper description of the improvements? The one I am...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By iamtheari
I needed this information a couple months ago....

I needed this information a couple months ago. Great idea. I will say that the springs should not be installed within two weeks prior to any hand modeling gigs, as the little nicks and scrapes all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 144,491
Posted By iamtheari
It would just have to be programmable as a...

It would just have to be programmable as a function for a discrete input.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By iamtheari
I had got the G3X configuration correct but not...

I had got the G3X configuration correct but not the GTN. I spent a few minutes with the G3X installation manualís list of configuration settings for this setup and made adjustments as needed. Now I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you. Iíll spend some time with the...

Thank you. Iíll spend some time with the configuration mode to see if I can find what Iíve misconfigured.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By iamtheari
My GTN isnít failed. I donít see ďREVĒ on the...

My GTN isnít failed. I donít see ďREVĒ on the HSI. Only the yellow VFR indication. I am wondering what conditions would lead to the yellow VFR without the yellow REV showing up, since I canít find...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By iamtheari
G3X Touch and GTN - yellow ďVFRĒ on HSI

The G3X Touch pilot guide says that, if the external navigator fails and it automatically reverts to the internal GPS, it will display both ďREVĒ and ďVFRĒ in yellow on the HSI. Mine just shows the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By iamtheari
G3X Touch US National Grid Location Bug

I tried setting the position display on my G3X Touch to US National Grid. It displays the first few digits (two numerals and three letters, like 13TFN) but the 10-digit grid position is all 0's. In...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. Iíll look at the alternator manual a bit...

Thanks. Iíll look at the alternator manual a bit closer. And as others have pointed out, the voltage reading is probably a better source for an alternator failure warning, so I may just abandon that...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By iamtheari
Alternator Fail Light

I have the IO-390 recommended for the RV-14, circa 2018. Not the fancy new one. And I have the RV-14 kit alternator. I wired the alternator failure wire from the alternator to my Garmin GEA 24...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By iamtheari
I can't remember if the parts are in a kit or...

I can't remember if the parts are in a kit or not. I think I ordered them separately (well, just the brackets, since almost everything else is just standard aircraft hardware). I went with the...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By iamtheari
I have a PDF ... I must have got it on the USB...

I have a PDF ... I must have got it on the USB thumb drive copy of the plans I ordered before I got the empennage kit.

The plans show these parts on each wing:

.058X5/16 6061-T6 tube, to make 4...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By iamtheari
You can download OP-52A. It will show you the...

You can download OP-52A. It will show you the parts you need.
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 870
Posted By iamtheari
I went with the Garmin. The only thing I would do...

I went with the Garmin. The only thing I would do different is install the antenna, doubler, and cable before I connected the fuselage to the tailcone. Itís no fun redoing all your zipties two years...
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By iamtheari
Oil quick drain - where to safety wire it to?

I got the Saf-Air oil quick drain for my IO-390. I installed it in place of the plug on the aft face of the sump, near the center left-to-right, which I understand to be where the RV-14 and RV-14A...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By iamtheari
After staring at the engine from many angles on...

After staring at the engine from many angles on several occasions, I decided to stick with the original location for the oil return fitting. The reason is that the fitting on the accessory housing...
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you! I'll have to get a new fitting since I...

Thank you! I'll have to get a new fitting since I have the kind with the extended tube, but I think your suggested location makes even more sense for getting the oil back into the sump.
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By iamtheari
Removing Intake Tube on IO-390

I'm probably not the first person to run into this snag. I have the IO-390 engine (the old 210 hp recommended model) on my RV-14. I want to install the sump return fitting for my air-oil separator. I...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By iamtheari
Just a correction: HS-910 is correct. E-912 is...

Just a correction: HS-910 is correct. E-912 is the correct number for the elevator tip fairing.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you. It's so rare that you guys count wrong...

Thank you. It's so rare that you guys count wrong on the plans that I wanted to err on the side of caution.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By iamtheari
The problem is that the plans seem to get the...

The problem is that the plans seem to get the count wrong. On page 47-19 it says "4X DIMPLE #30 FLUSH THIS SIDE." On page 47-20 it says "5X AN426AD4-6." I'm trying to figure out if the diagram on...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By iamtheari
The possibilities are endless, but it depends...

The possibilities are endless, but it depends mostly on what else you are trying to cram into the plane. I have a pretty full panel. No pictures because the wiring is too messy to be proud of, but I...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By iamtheari
Alternate air inlet dimpling - pages 47-19 and 47-20

I am a little confused about the steps here. On page 47-19, the call-out says to dimple 4x #30 holes in the alternate air inlet. The following page says to install it to the snorkel with 5x...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By iamtheari
Take a look at the updated plans from Van's. The...

Take a look at the updated plans from Van's. The plastic bushing is apparently 1/4" O.D., as it goes through the hinges as well as the NAS1149F0432P washer. And it must be 3/16" I.D. for the AN3...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By iamtheari
Section 45 - new oil door hardware

While looking for updates today, I noticed a couple of recent items. One is on page 45-24, using a plastic bushing for the oil door hinges rather than having them rotate on the bolt, due to observed...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By iamtheari
Page 22-09 step 4 - remove trailing edge?

This one strikes me as odd. Preceding steps on this page are to cleco the trailing edge into place, cleco and rivet the main ribs to each other, and then rivet the counterbalance to the nose skin....
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By iamtheari
Exhaust Slip Joint Anti-Seize

What type of anti-seize have you all been using on the exhaust slip joints? Did you use any on the ball joints?
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,768
Posted By iamtheari
I finally got around to some testing. I hate when...

I finally got around to some testing. I hate when people leave a thread like this unresolved and I find it by googling, so even though itís embarrassing Iíll go ahead and post the answer...

We put...
Forum: Primers 11-30-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,646
Posted By iamtheari
My advice about priming is this: Make the...

My advice about priming is this: Make the decision for yourself. Donít let anyone else talk you into priming. It adds a lot of tedious work to the build. If you prime, there will be times when you...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By iamtheari
Iím installing a Half Raven on my RV-14. Thatís...

Iím installing a Half Raven on my RV-14. Thatís the air/oil separator portion of their inverted oil system. I will lose oil pressure when negative G but the oil wonít pour overboard through the...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,768
Posted By iamtheari
I appreciate your suggestion. I've been...

I appreciate your suggestion. I've been contemplating the best way to set it up. Because of my experience chasing leaks between my test apparatus and fuel tank when I air-tested the tanks using the...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,768
Posted By iamtheari
I tested it a bit more tonight. I put 4 gallons...

I tested it a bit more tonight. I put 4 gallons into the tank this time, to see if fuel level affects the results. And it does, a bit. The flow is consistently 30 gph when the tank has more than 2...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,768
Posted By iamtheari
I calculated 26 gph as the 1.25 figure for my...

I calculated 26 gph as the 1.25 figure for my engine. So I am comfortable with 40 gph but not so much the 24.
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,768
Posted By iamtheari
The 14 kit has the fuel go tank to selector,...

The 14 kit has the fuel go tank to selector, pump, filter, then engine driven pump. So any pump or filter problem should affect both sides. The lengths and bends are the same on both sides, unless...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,768
Posted By iamtheari
Fuel Flow Difference Between Tanks

I finally got to test the fuel system on my plane tonight. I am curious about a difference I saw between the two sides of the system. I purchased my fuel lines (firewall to selector, selector to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you for sharing that information. I...

Thank you for sharing that information. I definitely read the manual but that tidbit did not come to mind later when I was troubleshooting my issue.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By iamtheari
IBBS No Power When Charging

I am trying to track down a weird issue I have with my alternate trim system. I wired up two switches so that I can run my pitch trim from my IBBS backup battery in the event the main electrical...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,486
Posted By iamtheari
For my taildragger, I considered the...

For my taildragger, I considered the sideways-aimed taxi lights a non-starter. I think they'd be great in a tricycle gear plane, because you could aim them to really light up the runway edges and see...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,486
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for the pictures. I definitely wish I had...

Thanks for the pictures. I definitely wish I had done this before painting the brackets, but a dremel and vacuum cleaner are enough to take care of it in situ. One down, one to go. :)
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,847
Posted By iamtheari
Thatís a fun milestone, for sure. I didnít do the...

Thatís a fun milestone, for sure. I didnít do the final tweaking on my tail feathers until the plane was on landing gear, and even then I had to remove them to get it out of the basement door and up...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-28-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,177
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you for that. Iím not just losing my mind,...

Thank you for that. Iím not just losing my mind, after all. As a former software guy, it bugs me to no end when software developers do something without any consideration for how the end user will...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,944
Posted By iamtheari
Does the polarity work out so my cylinder 1 and 3...

Does the polarity work out so my cylinder 1 and 3 bottom plugs and cylinder 2 and 4 top plugs will be opposite, and rotating them will give that benefit even though the automotive plugs and E-mag...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-27-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,944
Posted By iamtheari
Lycoming IO-390 E-mag Split Top and Bottom Plugs

A few of my pilot and A&P friends have asked, and my rule is that I won't fly my plane if they can ask me questions I can't answer, so here goes...

My Lycoming IO-390 with one E-mag and one magneto...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,968
Posted By iamtheari
Can someone describe exactly what settings are...

Can someone describe exactly what settings are being referred to here? I don't know of a serial port for flaps or trim on the G3X.

I am seeing a similar situation as the OP describes, except that I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,177
Posted By iamtheari
I experimented a bit today. With SHUNT 1 set to...

I experimented a bit today. With SHUNT 1 set to VP-X Main Bus amps, I can set SHUNT 2 to Bus 2 Amps, Essential Bus Amps, or Battery Amps, and it does not reset the SHUNT 1 setting. But if I set it to...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,373
Posted By iamtheari
I promise to generate and make this data...

I promise to generate and make this data available when I am flying, if nobody beats me to it.
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,373
Posted By iamtheari
I havenít seen any published figures for approach...

I havenít seen any published figures for approach AOA, if theyíre out there. Maybe I havenít looked hard enough.
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,373
Posted By iamtheari
The number of variables, none of which I can...

The number of variables, none of which I can measure right now, is why I said "yikes" on this point. The plane's power-off, full-flaps pitch attitude to follow an X-degree glidepath at approach speed...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,373
Posted By iamtheari
I hadn't thought about flaps. Yikes. My 5-degree...

I hadn't thought about flaps. Yikes. My 5-degree thought came from a 4-degree LPV we have locally plus 1 degree of worse-than-real-world conditions. I should have been paying better attention in my...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,373
Posted By iamtheari
That's my struggle here. More fuel is usable when...

That's my struggle here. More fuel is usable when climbing than when level or descending. I can understand the fuel flow test being done nose-high because the pump has to work against gravity. But a...
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,373
Posted By iamtheari
Pitch for Unusable Fuel Test

For those of you with flying or nearly flying RV-14's, what pitch attitude have you put the plane in to determine the unusable fuel in your tanks?
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,968
Posted By iamtheari
I ended up not using the POS-12 but I can think...

I ended up not using the POS-12 but I can think of a couple of tests. First, hook up your computer to the VP-X and see what indications it is showing through the full range of motion. Second, unhook...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-23-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,177
Posted By iamtheari
G3X Shunt and Vertical Power at Same Time

I have a VP-X Pro talking to my G3X panel. I also wired an ammeter shunt between the alternator and the main power bus. The purpose of this is so the G3X can tell me how many amps are going through...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,486
Posted By iamtheari
Trimming the fixed bracket for clearance seems to...

Trimming the fixed bracket for clearance seems to be what everyone else has done with success. That is probably what I will end up doing.

An alternative could be to drill holes in the front face of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By iamtheari
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-21-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By iamtheari
G3X "Traffic Input Failed"

I am continuing to troubleshoot my new G3X Touch panel. I have almost all the red X's in the configuration mode gone. One that persists does not appear in the documentation or any online search I...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,052
Posted By iamtheari
Wiring harness and instrument panel could both be...

Wiring harness and instrument panel could both be done at that point. The engine mount could go on. The only disadvantage I can think of is that you will be adding weight to deal with when you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-17-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,317
Posted By iamtheari
I survived the re-connection process and my CAN...

I survived the re-connection process and my CAN bus works now. Hooray for that.

But thereís a mystery. My high-to-low resistance is 60 ohms as expected with both ends terminated. However, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,648
Posted By iamtheari
Jack Daniels comes in square bottles for the same...

Jack Daniels comes in square bottles for the same reason. It won't roll around on the floorboards.

My advice on this topic is that Camelbak Eddy bottles with the bite valve are great for driving and...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,477
Posted By iamtheari
Wing Tip Nav/Strobe Light Capacitor

The OP-55 instructions give some but not 100% detail on installing the filter capacitor in the wing root. What have others been doing with this, installing it or not?

To install it, I would need to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,317
Posted By iamtheari
I am 38 years old. On my next birthday, I will...

I am 38 years old. On my next birthday, I will turn 40.

At least that's what I thought on September 26, when I wired the CAN bus to the DB50 connector. The roll servo is on pins 34 (high), 35 (low),...
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