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Forum: RV-14 11-24-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By Nova RV
You might check out Tim O's page too....

You might check out Tim O's page too. https://www.myrv14.com/N14YT/20161007/index.html

When I did my spin testing in my -14A I found it to be very straight forward in recovery, simply letting go of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 60
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 10,965
Posted By Nova RV
Fun times in my RV-14A :)

Fun times in my RV-14A :)
Forum: GPS 10-23-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Nova RV
I had some funny things happening a while back...

I had some funny things happening a while back similar to yours on my 650 after a software update. Nothing showed up in the data and finally I reinstalled the older software and it worked perfectly...
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By Nova RV
After for sure, the wing will be difficult to...

After for sure, the wing will be difficult to pick up and maneuver with them on and very likely they will get damaged.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By Nova RV
Dennis, I have the exact same setup in my -14 and...

Dennis, I have the exact same setup in my -14 and to answer your question, I show about a 75rpm drop on each Pmag when doing a typical mag check. As others have said, when checking in Pmag "test"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,222
Posted By Nova RV
Greg, Will the MS version contain the N -number...

Greg, Will the MS version contain the N -number or just color scheme?
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By Nova RV
If you have a Skytec 149LS starter it is most...

If you have a Skytec 149LS starter it is most likely the solenoid on the starter as bjdecker mentioned. Replacement is a common auto store part. Added** Borg Warner S5613 is the part number
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By Nova RV
I am at 200hrs now and the oil consumption seems...

I am at 200hrs now and the oil consumption seems to have improved all through the 1st 100hrs. I would note that I never fill above 6 quarts which has helped a lot with elimination of oil going out...
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,510
Posted By Nova RV
My -14A has a rearward C/G compared to the Vans...

My -14A has a rearward C/G compared to the Vans factory plane with a 2 blade composite prop and now a single EarthX on the firewall (not an EXP-119 engine). The airplane as you noted is much easier...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Nova RV
I bought and mounted the GA 26 antenna on my...

I bought and mounted the GA 26 antenna on my glareshield once I was told it was needed so never tried it without afterwards. I believe they said it's not needed after you do the calibrating but I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Nova RV
It needs the external antenna plugged in to do...

It needs the external antenna plugged in to do some calibration and setup functions. Dunno why but I had same issue until I was told it needed the antenna for this.
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By Nova RV
I have the G3X and the ADAHRS is on the back of...

I have the G3X and the ADAHRS is on the back of the PFD screen, never an issue or error or problem. I know the East Coast demo plane for Vans has it mounted this way. My guess is that some other...
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By Nova RV
None, works great.

None, works great.
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,101
Posted By Nova RV
The harness WH-00125 does have the connectors on...

The harness WH-00125 does have the connectors on it for the sticks but it is nearly impossible to get them from the center tunnel out to the stick bases.
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By Nova RV
Carl, is Yank building a taildragger or -A model,...

Carl, is Yank building a taildragger or -A model, I don't remember? I used Vans taildragger demo plane empty weight and C/G which is 81.33 or 2" aft of the empty C/G you are using which would put...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By Nova RV
I did some rough calculating using the W/B info...

I did some rough calculating using the W/B info from Vans demo -14 taildragger and the issue is not at max gross, but when the fuel gets lower the C/G moves aft. With a 200lb pilot, 200lb passenger,...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,041
Posted By Nova RV
I use the PVC rudder gust lock and never had a...

I use the PVC rudder gust lock and never had a problem. I think the key is that you need to widen the base at the stick end by giving a wider base with the "T" fitting. No chance of it slipping out...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,456
Posted By Nova RV
Don't underestimate the amount of expansion that...

Don't underestimate the amount of expansion that the canopy has in hot temperatures, both at the rear on the canopy and the front lip. Heed what Scott says above or you will get interference between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,809
Posted By Nova RV
Pilots N Paws rescue flight for 4 dogs, leg 2...

Pilots N Paws rescue flight for 4 dogs, leg 2 from Hickory, NC to Manassas, VA. Always a good feeling to get these pups to safety.
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,429
Posted By Nova RV
FlyLeds 7 stars in my -14A. Perfect fit in the...

FlyLeds 7 stars in my -14A. Perfect fit in the PAR36 bracket and super bright. (ok, the thumbnail is upside down but when you click on it, it opens up right side up ???!!)
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By Nova RV
The spring mod works great on the -14.

The spring mod works great on the -14.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-20-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,278
Posted By Nova RV
Hope to see you there, Richard :)

Hope to see you there, Richard :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Nova RV
If it's already running you can hold nearest +...

If it's already running you can hold
nearest + menu + back buttons all at once and it will start to reboot and from here you can hold down the menu key.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,455
Posted By Nova RV
I have the DMC extractors and they are expensive...

I have the DMC extractors and they are expensive and work easily 100% of the time (which makes them a bargain to me). No fighting or fussing with the plastic extractors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,121
Posted By Nova RV
I personally know 2 people who had this reversed...

I personally know 2 people who had this reversed arm issue to the point where it was so rich even full lean on the idle adjuster was not enough until the arms were corrected by Avstar.
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By Nova RV
The brackets for the -14 wings fit PAR36 bulbs

The brackets for the -14 wings fit PAR36 bulbs
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,035
Posted By Nova RV
If you look closely to at a Matco master...

If you look closely to at a Matco master cylinder, you will see the travel from off to full braking is very short, any tiny bit of pressure on the top of the rudder pedal will make it drag. I know...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,404
Posted By Nova RV
Which starter? The standard lightweight 149LS...

Which starter? The standard lightweight 149LS has known issues with the solenoid in the starter failing or intermittent (mine was). Skytec replaced my starter with the beefier 149NL by request and...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By Nova RV
(off topic) Jeff I am flying into 3CK on the 24th...

(off topic) Jeff I am flying into 3CK on the 24th to visit a friend in Algonquin on my way to OSH on the 25th. PM me if you are around and want to see my -14.
(on topic) Make sure you tell Lycoming...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By Nova RV
The web site says it's out of stock and if you...

The web site says it's out of stock and if you click on the ports only it says discontinued. That said, I have this kit and it works great and is accurate.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By Nova RV
Yes, my software issue was with the GTN update,...

Yes, my software issue was with the GTN update, apparently the 1st update I did was somehow corrupted. The fact that you had 2 units do the same thing though is very odd, but it can't hurt to roll...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,013
Posted By Nova RV
My -14 reads full until about 20 gal a side (5gal...

My -14 reads full until about 20 gal a side (5gal from full) before the senders are moving. I check for full before takeoff so I know it's actually full and to be honest, I really care about accuracy...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By Nova RV
I have the older 4" duct baffling on my 390 and...

I have the older 4" duct baffling on my 390 and these temps are essentially what I see on a hot day at cruise (160-ish true). I imagine out in the desert temps mine would be higher.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By Nova RV
Had a similar issue a while back and Garmin...

Had a similar issue a while back and Garmin suggested I roll back to the previous software first and see if it does it. Mine did not do it again. I downloaded the newest software again and did a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By Nova RV
I hope there is an answer, I am halfway there -...

I hope there is an answer, I am halfway there - my G3X will see the GTX45R via bluetooth and I have it check marked to autoconnect but it will not connect unless I do it manually (100% of the time). ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,677
Posted By Nova RV
Only Garmin dealers have access to what you need...

Only Garmin dealers have access to what you need to update the transponder. I was told by several sources (including Garmin) you cannot do yourself even in an experimental.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Nova RV
For specialized drilling and reaming bits, also...

For specialized drilling and reaming bits, also check out Pan American tool and Suncoast Precision Tools. I have used both of these places with good results and they have much wider variety of sizes...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By Nova RV
I have the SC-8 grip with the soft feel on my...

I have the SC-8 grip with the soft feel on my -14A and like it a lot (180hrs). The soft feel is just that, softer than gripping a hard plastic piece but not "squishy" feeling and I like it. Button...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-06-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,475
Posted By Nova RV
The lighter weight Whirlwind composite prop...

The lighter weight Whirlwind composite prop decelerates much faster than the aluminum Hartzell.
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 214,345
Posted By Nova RV
I use the 10" screen on the right side all of the...

I use the 10" screen on the right side all of the time. Usually I keep up weather or destination airport information data or just an expanded chart (VFR or IFR) enroute. As far as the center...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By Nova RV
The answer is not a straight forward as it might...

The answer is not a straight forward as it might seem. The installation manual for my GTX45R has the following requirements (only posting the relevant ones to this discussion):
• Be attached away...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By Nova RV
I put mine there when I saw that Mitch Lock put...

I put mine there when I saw that Mitch Lock put it on the back of the GDU when he was building what would become the East Coast demo plane. As far as I know, that plane has never had an issue, nor I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,664
Posted By Nova RV
Pilots N Paws rescue trip to pick up 3 pups that...

Pilots N Paws rescue trip to pick up 3 pups that were scheduled to be put down this weekend, unless someone got them out. Macon, GA to Hickory, NC via Piper then Hickory to Warrenton, VA via RV-14A...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,126
Posted By Nova RV
No problems in 170 hours. I use tinnerman...

No problems in 170 hours. I use tinnerman washers on all of the attachment screws and have more tire clearance than called for around the bottom too. Perhaps the tire (tyre) deformed enough on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,448
Posted By Nova RV
My GAD 27 will start to wig wag the landing...

My GAD 27 will start to wig wag the landing lights if I turn on the switch for wig wag. It is independent of the landing light switch and will override that constant on if the landing light switch is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,175
Posted By Nova RV
Cut out 2 full size pics of the G5 and tape into...

Cut out 2 full size pics of the G5 and tape into both positions. Go up and turn off the other displays and decide which location you can best see and fly from. I have mine to left of PFD where it is...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,354
Posted By Nova RV
The AS/TS Flightlines retrofit kit for the...

The AS/TS Flightlines retrofit kit for the Airflow Performance pump is the way to go if you don't want to try the Andair again. I have been running the AFP mod and it mounts in the kit bracket holes...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-09-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,859
Posted By Nova RV
The ELT "on" function on the ACK panel there...

The ELT "on" function on the ACK panel there activates the ELT in case it doesn't activate on it's own in a crash, you definitely don't want to turn it on before flight. The ELT is battery powered...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Nova RV
Green holes are water drain and blue holes are...

Green holes are water drain and blue holes are for antenna mounting (2 bolt style like Delta Pop, not like Comant).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,653
Posted By Nova RV
Daniels has a nice pin remover for $$$ but it's...

Daniels has a nice pin remover for $$$ but it's cheaper than buying the plastic red and white things by the dozen and works perfectly every time.
https://www.dmctools.com/oscar/catalogue/drk145_1394/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Nova RV
FWIW Don at Airflow Performance recommends their...

FWIW Don at Airflow Performance recommends their 125 micron filter pre-pump.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-18-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,420
Posted By Nova RV
I'm sure you know but you never need permission...

I'm sure you know but you never need permission to cross through an MOA even if active. Restricted areas, yes, you need permission from the controlling agency.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By Nova RV
I have had 9 dogs in my -14 on 2 occasions :) of...

I have had 9 dogs in my -14 on 2 occasions :) of course it was either a mom with 8 puppies or 9 puppies on the flights. I can fit a 28" crate in the baggage area and that limits the size of dog to...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By Nova RV
What system? Dynon mounts in the wing bracket...

What system? Dynon mounts in the wing bracket included with kit. Garmin most people mount AHRS on the back of the PFD and the magnetometer in the kit wing bracket (fits Dynon or Garmin).
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,647
Posted By Nova RV
Just another current data point, I changed oil in...

Just another current data point, I changed oil in Dec at 125.5 tach time and have added 1qt since then at 143.0 tach time so about a qt per 18hrs now. Oil consumption gradually has decreased since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,691
Posted By Nova RV
Almost there- the L switch grounds the right...

Almost there- the L switch grounds the right P-Mag preventing spark only, the ship's power and internal alternator on the right mag are still functional. The only way to remove ships power from a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,691
Posted By Nova RV
No, ignition switch grounds the magneto (and...

No, ignition switch grounds the magneto (and P-Mag)exactly the same way, they are still operating but the grounding prevents spark and the P-Mag is still getting power from the airplane + it's...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,691
Posted By Nova RV
You are confusing 2 different things. The key...

You are confusing 2 different things. The key switch L-R-Both works just like with a traditional magneto, grounding it so it can't spark. The toggles or whatever means you like are for cutting ship...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,014
Posted By Nova RV
The Denso IKH27 is also known as the Denso 5347. ...

The Denso IKH27 is also known as the Denso 5347. Rock Auto has them for $7.98 Sparkplugs.com has them too @ $10.74
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,691
Posted By Nova RV
As others have mentioned, you need both regular...

As others have mentioned, you need both regular mag grounding ability and electrical cut off testing ability.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,647
Posted By Nova RV
I'm in the 10++hrs per qt range. Running...

I'm in the 10++hrs per qt range. Running Phillips XC 20W50 and total engine time about 150hrs.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,647
Posted By Nova RV
I have found that the -390 likes 6 quarts and no...

I have found that the -390 likes 6 quarts and no more. If you top off to 7-8 you will see horrendous numbers as you refill constantly back to 7-8. Leave it at 6 and it will last much, much longer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,672
Posted By Nova RV
FWIW I have a 10" on the right as well, not so...

FWIW I have a 10" on the right as well, not so much for a co-pilot but I can leave a full screen chart or wx map up when I fly. It's not too far away to see and interact with easily.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-11-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Nova RV
The AFP will require an adapter plate kit...

The AFP will require an adapter plate kit (available from AFP) to buy for control cable installation vs. kit and the intake snorkel requires a minor modification that takes a couple hours of time. ...
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