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Forum: RV-14 10-21-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,742
Posted By mountainride
Awesome! Thats the piece I am looking for! I can...

Awesome! Thats the piece I am looking for! I can make one of those!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,050
Posted By mountainride
To troubleshoot the static port airflow you could...

To troubleshoot the static port airflow you could take a piece of vinyl wrap lay it over a 12x12 area and then poke the static hole with a pin. Go fly and see if it corrects any airflow issues. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,050
Posted By mountainride
I had the opposite happen where an incorrectly...

I had the opposite happen where an incorrectly installed static port caused a low pressure burble and a higher than actual airspeed. This magnified at higher speed.

Also skydivers when...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,742
Posted By mountainride
I believe that will only work on the 14a version....

I believe that will only work on the 14a version. You can kind of use a jack on the bottom of the -14 gear but its not an ideal setup.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,742
Posted By mountainride
RV-14 Jack Points

I have been jacking via the tie down using the vans method of 2x4s stacked with a bottle jack cup and ball arrangement. It works pretty well but it will get side loaded a little bit as load is...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By mountainride
I printed out my panel on paper and glued it to...

I printed out my panel on paper and glued it to the panel and cut by hand. If you use a steel straight edges and the correct tools you can do a near perfect job in a few hours.
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By mountainride
Not installing the steps is something I would do...

Not installing the steps is something I would do differently. Its pretty tricky to get in and out of the airplane without them. It also helps with the only downside I can come up with for the...
Forum: RV-15 08-26-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,960
Posted By mountainride
My guess is a 390 powered Vashon Ranger variant. ...

My guess is a 390 powered Vashon Ranger variant. The Vashon Ranger designed by Ken Krueger has a lot of Vans DNA. So I expect cantilever wing, 2+2, powered by a bigger displacement 4 cylinder...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 212,498
Posted By mountainride
I have an Ipad in the guardian mount and am very...

I have an Ipad in the guardian mount and am very happy with the decision. With a sentry it has its own ads-b source of info, integrates seamlessly with the GNX375, independent backup AHRS and its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,983
Posted By mountainride
I had been leaning aircraft for best power...

I had been leaning aircraft for best power forever flying in Colorado. Now that I have a g3x with tons of info on chts and egts I have changed my technique to running almost full rich on the take...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,766
Posted By mountainride
For another data point I am using the $160 ez...

For another data point I am using the $160 ez heat system from acs. I made some cowl plugs and use a gsm switch I purchased from china that turns on with a text. This make it easy to turn on 6...
Forum: RV-10 04-28-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,178
Posted By mountainride
UMHW tape on the underside of the skin will fix...

UMHW tape on the underside of the skin will fix this issue and be hidden. You can buy this from Vans for this purpose or Amazon. This is normal and I believe even called out in the plans.
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,094
Posted By mountainride
Who can I contact to get the robbins solid ends...

Who can I contact to get the robbins solid ends for my existing vans muffs? I too have already replaced these and would like to get a better sealing muff.

-Jason
Forum: Painting your RV 01-13-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,825
Posted By mountainride
I vinyl wrapped my -14 a few months ago. I had...

I vinyl wrapped my -14 a few months ago. I had zero experience. I had trouble getting a shop to commit to the job on the days I wanted to get it done. I used both 3m 1080 and 3M 2080 because...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-13-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,677
Posted By mountainride
The southern route would be easier and also...

The southern route would be easier and also beautiful. Below is over McClure pass and over a lot of big mountains, but it was a perfect day with winds under 20. There are extremely strong...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,595
Posted By mountainride
I too was really concerned about my oil...

I too was really concerned about my oil consumption on the IO-390 A3B6 on my -14. I was going through a qt every 4 hours and running it as hard as I could the entire time in Colorado. I was...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,133
Posted By mountainride
I have the roll trim installed, but not hooked...

I have the roll trim installed, but not hooked up. I think I will remove it as I don't find it necessary.

I didn't install the steps and wish I had. At minimum install a step on the passenger...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,144
Posted By mountainride
Mountain Flying

I have taken my -14 into most of the high altitude Colorado airports and it has performed very well. Most of the runways are very long so take off performance is still less than 1/3 of the runway. ...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,379
Posted By mountainride
RV-14 landing

I have 85 hours on the -14 with a 74" prop. After my transition training and coming in on short final at 75 KIAS I now slow to 65KIAS on short final.

It is a difficult airplane to get greasers...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,689
Posted By mountainride
The common fuselage harness saved me hours of...

The common fuselage harness saved me hours of work and was near perfect for my g3x system. The CAN bus must be terminated at both ends and is setup to do so at the roll and pitch servos with the...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,686
Posted By mountainride
alternator failure

My first 60A plane power failed at 12 hours on the 390. It stopped charging and went to battery voltage with the field energized normally. Overnighted a replacement and that worked fine for the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By mountainride
My PP 60a alternator just failed at 12 hours...

My PP 60a alternator just failed at 12 hours total time. It is getting replaced under warranty but my plane is AOG for now. I am out the cost of overnighting the alternator and a week of flying. ...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,426
Posted By mountainride
Your PMAGs should be configured as "always on" in...

Your PMAGs should be configured as "always on" in the VPX configuration tool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By mountainride
I also couldn?t find that female pin. I sent...

I also couldn?t find that female pin. I sent pictures to stein air to see if they could match it and put one in an order but will need to call the mothership for a replacement. A little annoying...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 212,498
Posted By mountainride
Panel Preview. The right side gets an Ipad. ...

Panel Preview. The right side gets an Ipad. Very Simple IFR panel.
G3X, G5, GMC507, GNX375.

https://i.imgur.com/dc955SPl.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,708
Posted By mountainride
I made my own. Garmin sells one for $50. I...

I made my own. Garmin sells one for $50. I will rivet it in today. On the question of nutplates vs nuts, once I finally get my window installed the GPS will still be removable by one person. ...
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,954
Posted By mountainride
3x5 by 1/2 inch steel table. Backriveted most. ...

3x5 by 1/2 inch steel table. Backriveted most. I was able to reach and get the ones I couldn't back rivet with a gun and bar. With the top center section open I was able to back rivet the sides...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,639
Posted By mountainride
My fix

I am going to order a new rear window. It will be easy enough to install as the last item. There is no way I could stomach installing the cracked window. If I get the same crack after 100 hours...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,639
Posted By mountainride
Add me to the broken Tap in the rollbar club. ...

Add me to the broken Tap in the rollbar club. Wish I had used a higher quality tap and been more careful. 4 inch crack running back that I stop drilled. I am going to trying gluing it with...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,066
Posted By mountainride
Lucky, my engine has been delayed again. I am...

Lucky, my engine has been delayed again. I am now looking at a May timeframe. This was originally ordered via the Oshkosh special last year. I would fully expect any new IO-390 orders to take...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,745
Posted By mountainride
Ughh, I made this mistake too when getting in and...

Ughh, I made this mistake too when getting in and out of the airplane without the cover plates screwed in. It really bothered me but I came up with a fix that leaves it stronger than it ever would...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,269
Posted By mountainride
Following this install closely. Please be sure...

Following this install closely. Please be sure to share your solution. My stock flap actuator was b/o and I am thinking about the PHaviation actuator. If there isn't a clean install solution...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 212,498
Posted By mountainride
autodesk fusion (It is free)

autodesk fusion (It is free)
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 212,498
Posted By mountainride
Thank you both for the input. I was able to...

Thank you both for the input. I was able to compress the stack and get the g5 with 15mm clearance at the top. I am worried the switches won't have enough support between the 625. E, I can't tell...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 212,498
Posted By mountainride
Panel Plan

https://i.imgur.com/deSZIBx.png

Pilots Side:
Engine Start Push Button
ELT Control (Not Shown)
Master
Avionics Master
Autopilot
Boost Pump
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,524
Posted By mountainride
I experienced this as well using the exact specs...

I experienced this as well using the exact specs from the book. Its close tho, it doesn't rub until the last degree or two publish in the book. I am not going to mess with it until I set the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,069
Posted By mountainride
I have been looking for VAD2UXXB, DPST 2...

I have been looking for VAD2UXXB, DPST 2 Independent Blue LEDS. I emailed SPEMCO and am getting a quote on these for an order from Carling. I will post when they get in stock or if I need to order...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,310
Posted By mountainride
You should be able to squeeze that rivet. For...

You should be able to squeeze that rivet. For these try taking a piece of small flexible tubing just bigger than the diameter of the rivet and slightly longer. When you squeeze the shop head the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,069
Posted By mountainride
Thanks!

Thank you for this valuable post! I was one who had asked this question in the past but with your help before I was able to get it! This diagram really helps confirm everything and lay out the...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,901
Posted By mountainride
High Compression Pistons IO-390

I see there is an option to the order the high compression pistons from Lycoming on the IO-390. 95% of my flying will be above 5000' DA as I live in Denver, Colorado. For a pilot based at...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,863
Posted By mountainride
Canopy Tint

I need to give my canopy tint choice to Vans first thing Monday morning to finalize my finish kit order. I am having trouble selecting the correct tint even after combing the archives. I am hoping...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,094
Posted By mountainride
What did you guys end up doing? I drilled the...

What did you guys end up doing? I drilled the hole, dimpled with pop rivet 120 degree dies and put in the the cs4-4 rivet as normal per the plans.

-Jason
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,339
Posted By mountainride
https://i.imgur.com/IsUdZgO.png This did not...

https://i.imgur.com/IsUdZgO.png

This did not give me issues. Did you complete this step?
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,944
Posted By mountainride
It has been driving me crazy as well... I think...

It has been driving me crazy as well...

I think I am going to fabricate both a flat piece of aluminum with nutplates that can be screwed in to completely cover the hole, and a second piece that has...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,944
Posted By mountainride
huge bummer

I did the same thing and drilled the hole + ran the UAT cable that came with the tailcone. Big mistake to cut a huge hole that I now have to figure out what to do with. The UAT cable and hole...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,125
Posted By mountainride
after edge work

I was able to get it near perfect after running the Cleveland edge tool between the dimples. I then followed with my with my handseamer. I would put the edge at the center of the holes to line...
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,125
Posted By mountainride
Its good to know that there are so many of us on...

Its good to know that there are so many of us on the same step within a week of each other! I am just about done the tail except for leading edges and the tailcone.

I broke the bottom rounded...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,408
Posted By mountainride
Thank you for the third time in a day! This is...

Thank you for the third time in a day! This is the answer I was looking for. This setup would required a DPST off-on switch where the second pole is used to switch the bottom (independent) LED. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,408
Posted By mountainride
Thank you again for helping me get this straight...

Thank you again for helping me get this straight on what to order. I can definitely find the switch body I want from the selection at spemco.com

I would like to have two indendent LEDs, one that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,408
Posted By mountainride
Man those look awesome! I am assuming you have...

Man those look awesome! I am assuming you have them wired directly from a Electrical Bus instead of the VPX so you can run the dependent lights. I don't think I can make that body work with the VPX.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,408
Posted By mountainride
Also check out ...

Also check out https://rockerswitchpros.com/product/custom-rocker-switch-actuator/ to see the aviation designs and the beautiful backlit rocker switch covers that can be made for cheap.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,408
Posted By mountainride
These are the Contura II covers which are nice...

These are the Contura II covers which are nice but my personal preference is for the Contura V series and the etched graphic+text. It is especially confusing because it is from the V-series but the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,408
Posted By mountainride
I have considered that and have a few models with...

I have considered that and have a few models with that setup. I have others with a switch set solo, but ultimately the flaps will be primarily controlled from the joystick. I have considered removing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,408
Posted By mountainride
Carling Contura V VPX Wiring

I am trying to run an extremely clean panel with minimal switches. I would like them all etched and illuminated to avoid labels on the panel and the need for panel lights at night (although I will...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,213
Posted By mountainride
My setup

Because I swear nothing in my shop is. On the quest for a flat trailing edge on my rudder....

I first match drilled my 1.5 in aluminum angle to one of my skins. The rudder skins were very thin so...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,244
Posted By mountainride
refused

Thanks for the advice! Van's was great on the phone and I expect the issue will be resolved. In this case as I wasn't planning on anything but inventory for the next 2 weeks anyways so its NBD. I...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,244
Posted By mountainride
Add me to the list

I still have a few things to prepare in the shop but was disappointed when my RV-14 tail came damaged. I refused the shipment and will restart in another two weeks. I am hoping parts aren't bent...
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