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Forum: RV-14 06-27-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,543
Posted By Driving '67
I elected to put the flap switch on the right...

I elected to put the flap switch on the right side of the 12” control cable bracket from SteinAir. The location allows me to slide my hand over from the throttle when required. Works well.

Cheers...
Forum: Reviews 06-23-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By Driving '67
I also used Midwest Aircraft Refinishing to paint...

I also used Midwest Aircraft Refinishing to paint my RV14. The quality of the paintwork and fiberglass is exceptional. They were very accommodating with scheduling changes due to the US-CDN border...
Forum: Canada 06-10-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,639
Posted By Driving '67
Claude, thanks for posting your experience and...

Claude, thanks for posting your experience and advise on the lifting of the VFR restriction. I got my paperwork back today from Transport Canada and good to go! Time to get the panel power coated and...
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,689
Posted By Driving '67
Thanks everyone. Ive got a couple of ideas Ö will...

Thanks everyone. Ive got a couple of ideas Ö will post results!
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,689
Posted By Driving '67
Storage ideas - center pedestal

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Hi,

I’m moving my canopy release handle from the central panel (RV14) to the center pedestal area. I plan on mounting it higher than plans call for in OP-63 (Cable routing looks good). I’m...
Forum: Reviews 02-17-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By Driving '67
Shout out to Andair

While working on my annual I noticed several loose wire strands downstream side of the fuel filter mesh. I sent a few photos to Andair looking for direction and opinion on how to deal with it. They...
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,274
Posted By Driving '67
Joined the club

87 hrs TTSN Thunderbolt IO-390. Found doing annual. Aft muff assembly end broken Replaced end caps with Robbins product (great quality). Rest of the annual was good!
Forum: COMM 01-22-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Driving '67
Thanks for the great responses Gentlemen. I will...

Thanks for the great responses Gentlemen. I will check your suggestions tomorrow. Steve no desire for split comms Ö. lived in that world for 40 yrs.

Cheers Jim
Forum: COMM 01-21-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Driving '67
Thanks Carl, I do have the interconnect wire...

Thanks Carl,

I do have the interconnect wire from GTN650 P1003 pin 11 to GTR20 p2001 pin 5 as per the manual. I checked it today and it’s grounding when the mike is keyed.

I don’t where else to...
Forum: COMM 01-21-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Driving '67
Static splash over when transmitting

I’m trying to troubleshoot a issue that I hope the VAF gang can help.

When I transmit I get static splash over on the other Comm receiver. It occurs when either radio is used and the other radio...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,638
Posted By Driving '67
Not the most elegant of solutions but allows me...

Not the most elegant of solutions but allows me to continue flying as the temperatures drop. I also added a small piece of tape 1”x3” over the oil cooler. The tape is “high speed” from airline...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,537
Posted By Driving '67
Update on my RV14A insurance, second year of...

Update on my RV14A insurance, second year of operation, 85 hrs on airframe. Rate dropped from $5200 to $3350 and I increased hull from 200k to 250k, 2M liability.

Liittle more reasonable.

Original...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,537
Posted By Driving '67
Part of my problem was two Insurance companies...

Part of my problem was two Insurance companies insisted on 5-10 hrs on type prior to first flight. At the time (Jan ‘21) COVID had the borders closed and there were only a few RV14 flying in Canada...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,537
Posted By Driving '67
$5200/yr The joys of living in Canada ... Mine...

$5200/yr

The joys of living in Canada ... Mine was over the top. I was only able to get one quote, all others refused to bid on a experimental that hadn't done first flight. RV-14A $200K hull in...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,639
Posted By Driving '67
Great write up Claude. Iím about 2-3 months...

Great write up Claude. Iím about 2-3 months behind you.
Thanks
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-04-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,213
Posted By Driving '67
Nicely done Mr McDaniels!

Nicely done Mr McDaniels!
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,314
Posted By Driving '67
Hi Glenn, They are scattered across several...

Hi Glenn,

They are scattered across several documents. Amateur build warning can go the instrument panel, must be bilingual. My final inspection is next week so just trying make sure all the boxes...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,314
Posted By Driving '67
Yes, itís for the Canadian requirements. Lots of...

Yes, itís for the Canadian requirements. Lots of placards required in the ďLand of the taxedĒ.

Jim
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,314
Posted By Driving '67
Placard - Exterior Latch

Hi, I have my final inspection for my 14 next week and I need to placard the operation of the tip up canopy latch. Any photos or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Jim
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,560
Posted By Driving '67
Hey Ivan, that looks familiar! Lots of good...

Hey Ivan, that looks familiar! Lots of good memories building on that dolly.

Jim
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,884
Posted By Driving '67
My figure 32.9 PSI was just the engine driven...

My figure 32.9 PSI was just the engine driven pump running. When I first primed prior to start the boost pump read above 40 PSI.

Jim
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,884
Posted By Driving '67
Three more quick runs before first flight. One...

Three more quick runs before first flight. One for Fuel flow, Mag check and the final for the Inspector. I expect the engine will run less than 10-15 mins before first flight.

Jim
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,884
Posted By Driving '67
Hi, I started my IO-390 on Thursday afternoon...

Hi,

I started my IO-390 on Thursday afternoon for the first time also. Caught on the 5th blade. We ran for two minutes to do a quick leak and sensor check. My setup similar with a Mag/PMag combo...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 27,137
Posted By Driving '67
First time builder, standard kit. North of 2500...

First time builder, standard kit. North of 2500 hrs including building the avionics harness. Started in 2015, should fly next month. Been a great experience!

Jim
Forum: Canada 08-26-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,820
Posted By Driving '67
Hi Don, Iíll send you a PM. Thanks Jim

Hi Don,

Iíll send you a PM.

Thanks Jim
Forum: Canada 08-24-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,820
Posted By Driving '67
Thanks for the replies and suggestions. Being...

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. Being based 17 miles west of Toronto Pearson with class “C” airspace starting 1800’ AGL present challenges trying to conduct initial flight testing.

Cheers Jim
Forum: Canada 08-23-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,820
Posted By Driving '67
Restrictions - first 25 hrs Canada

Iím getting close to finishing my RV14 and wondering what the standard constraints Transport Canada places on the restricted C of A during the initial 25 hrs. I understand no pax, day VFR but are you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,773
Posted By Driving '67
Great read -money well spent!

Hi Vic,

I purchased your ebook last night and spent a couple of hours reading through it. I’m several weeks away from “first flight” of my RV-14A and your book was a great review of things to watch...
Forum: RV-14 02-29-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,965
Posted By Driving '67
Congratulations! Btw, Love your builders blog,...

Congratulations! Btw, Love your builders blog, refer to it often. Hope to join you later this summer.

Jim
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,614
Posted By Driving '67
Thanks Gentlemen, I leave it and do the canopy...

Thanks Gentlemen,

I leave it and do the canopy fitting. I have the side panels on order from Classic Aero and I?ll fine tune the latch then.
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,614
Posted By Driving '67
Canopy Latch handle

Hi, Im just working on the canopy latch assembly (38-05) and the handle is not sitting flush on the outside skin (proud by 60 thou at the trailing edge). I checked my Oshkosh photo library and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By Driving '67
Thanks Chris, I only turned the bearing several...

Thanks Chris, I only turned the bearing several times before I backed off. I ran the tap down the hole and bearing now fits perfectly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By Driving '67
Control stick interconnect bearing installation

I’m working on the control stick interconnect for my 14 and finding it very difficult to install the bearings into the ends. Im only able to get a couple of turns by hand before the bearing thread...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,462
Posted By Driving '67
Canopy Cradle Bracket C-01439

Looking for confirmation ...

I'm working on the canopy release mechanism (pg 35-20) and it calls for the C-01439 bracket to be primed/painted. I assume that Vans doesn't want us to powder coat the...
Forum: Tools 10-10-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,004
Posted By Driving '67
Nothing special but it does the...

Nothing special but it does the trick.

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Tools/i-xn7qWgh/0/6ac9d781/M/IMG_0057-M.jpg
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,632
Posted By Driving '67
Planning to be there all week!

Planning to be there all week!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,907
Posted By Driving '67
My workbench is noticeably absent .... Im very...

My workbench is noticeably absent .... Im very fortunate with the hangar. I love the space to spread out and have several work areas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,907
Posted By Driving '67
A little bit of advertising of a great product or...

A little bit of advertising of a great product or website doesn’t hurt either ..

http://i65.tinypic.com/mcuec1.jpg
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,920
Posted By Driving '67
Any chance you could post a pic of your...

Any chance you could post a pic of your setup.

Thanks Jim
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,920
Posted By Driving '67
Just thinking out loud. Looking at installing a...

Just thinking out loud. Looking at installing a park brake and trying to find a logical position that doesn?t interfere or crowd other components.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,920
Posted By Driving '67
Heater Knob on Wiring channel faceplate

Hi,

I?m thinking of moving my heater controls to the wiring channel faceplate below the instrument panel to free up some space. Has anyone done this? Pictures and suggestions on your install would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,200
Posted By Driving '67
Steve, Enjoyed your video! Im building a 14A in...

Steve,

Enjoyed your video! Im building a 14A in my hangar in Burlington, stop by anytime.

Cheers Jim
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 246,468
Posted By Driving '67
Big milestone - first power up

First up, A special thanks to my friend/mentor Art for his help, guidance and encouragement for this challenging part of the build.

We finished up the wiring of the Avionics harness and electrical...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 179,160
Posted By Driving '67
nicely done, thanks for doing a great job of...

nicely done, thanks for doing a great job of documenting your build. Check it often!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By Driving '67
Park Brake AN Fitting - Part number request

Hi all, having a hard time figuring out the correct fitting P/N from various vendor websites and I thought I'd ask the gang here.

I'm currently working on the parking brake (Matco) setup for my...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,149
Posted By Driving '67
Hi Mark, Nice panel layout, will send you a...

Hi Mark,

Nice panel layout, will send you a PM.

Thanks Jim
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,149
Posted By Driving '67
Hi Bob, I’ve checked out the thread but a lot of...

Hi Bob,

I’ve checked out the thread but a lot of the photos are taken of the entire panel and the resolution makes it hard to zoom in and see the details. Bumping into same issues when looking at...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,149
Posted By Driving '67
Ignition / Electrical switches Layout

Just working on my panel layout and looking for ideas/pictures for organizing my ignition/electrical switches on the left side of the panel. I?m planning a traditional mag/Pmag setup. My electrical...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,400
Posted By Driving '67
Hi Katie, Please make the presentations...

Hi Katie,

Please make the presentations comprehensive and in depth. A lot of seminars at Oshkosh are only an hour in length so only the surface material is covered. The list of topics you asked...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
Posted By Driving '67
The bearing block bolt holes match up to the...

The bearing block bolt holes match up to the support angle perfectly. The block is just too thick and if forced will probably cause the firewall to bulge. As the other posters mentioned they had to...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
Posted By Driving '67
Thank you Gentlemen .... much appreciated.

Thank you Gentlemen .... much appreciated.
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
Posted By Driving '67
Rudder pedal Bearing Block

I?ve been working on the installation of my rudder pedals and the top portion of the bearing block appears to be too thick to fit between support angle and the rudder bar. It looks I?m going to have...
Forum: COMM 03-05-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,085
Posted By Driving '67
Curious as well, this is from a promotional video...

Curious as well, this is from a promotional video of SteinAir.


http://i65.tinypic.com/fvyag1.jpg
Forum: Reviews 02-24-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,073
Posted By Driving '67
Hi Ray, I don’t think it’s the certified version...

Hi Ray,

I don’t think it’s the certified version that Van’s designed the RV14 around. Both versions are experimental. Here is their offerings from Oshkosh last year.

Cheers...
Forum: Reviews 02-24-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,073
Posted By Driving '67
Kevin, The question about paying for the added...

Kevin,

The question about paying for the added features offered by the Thunderbolt series by Lycoming ranks right up there with the ?primer wars? with regards to value added.

When I spoke with the...
Forum: Reviews 02-24-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,073
Posted By Driving '67
?Shout out for Jeff @ Lycoming Thunderbolt?

Long winded but worth telling ...

I started my research into purchasing an engine for my RV14 early last summer. During Oshkosh I did the usual rounds of all the vendors and stopped by Lycoming to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By Driving '67
I think my question should be more oriented...

I think my question should be more oriented towards the VPX capabilities. Is the VPX able to measure and alert the pilot of current draw on a circuit? If so, can you set parameters when the message...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By Driving '67
Hi Jesse, Reading the documentation for P114...

Hi Jesse,

Reading the documentation for P114 series PMag, the internal generator is primary source, ships power backup assuming RPM is above cutover value.

Thanks Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By Driving '67
VPX/PMag setup

Hi,

Quick question. If I elect to run my backup power source for my PMag through the VPX, can I see and set up an alert that power is being drawn through the ECB? I?m thinking that it would be nice...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,393
Posted By Driving '67
Try setting up an assembly line ... things move...

Try setting up an assembly line ... things move quicker and I found I got more consistent results.

Great jig (plans found on VAF) for flanges

http://i63.tinypic.com/33tmdua.jpg

Quick double check...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-06-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,128
Posted By Driving '67
Terry, those photos sure bring back memories....

Terry, those photos sure bring back memories. Went to Sault College in the early eighties for their Aviation program. Learning to fly in -20c wx was challenging! The snow streamers off Lake Superior...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,857
Posted By Driving '67
To be honest, it took a while, I initially had...

To be honest, it took a while, I initially had the gun turned up too high. Damaged more than a few pieces. I had a great teacher/mentor who took the time to teach me the nuisances of riveting. Just...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,974
Posted By Driving '67
Keith, perfect! Thanks very much. Jim

Keith, perfect! Thanks very much. Jim
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,974
Posted By Driving '67
Wingtip height RV14A

Hi,

Does anyone have the dimension from the ground to the underside of the wingtip area of the RV14A. Trying to figure out where to place a few items in my hangar.

Thanks Jim
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