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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-10-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,885
Posted By PandaCub
Yes, I should have said "RV-14A over the Hudson...

Yes, I should have said "RV-14A over the Hudson to NYC!" The word "down" in any aviation forum title can be alarming at first! :o

[I changed “down” to “over” per OP’s request. One of the Mods. ]
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-10-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 611,831
Posted By PandaCub
Here she is (before I began to embellish her with...

Here she is (before I began to embellish her with Flying Tigers vinyl):
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-09-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,885
Posted By PandaCub
RV-14A over the Hudson to NYC

I recently flew my RV-14A down the Hudson River VFR corridor and circled the Statue of Liberty. IMHO this should be a bucket-list item for all pilots - and it's not nearly as difficult as one might...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,982
Posted By PandaCub
The plans I have show 3 wraps of friction tape...

The plans I have show 3 wraps of friction tape around the brake lines and they do appear to be aluminum tubes (U-01414-L and U-01414-R).

(By way of background, I am not the original builder of this...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,982
Posted By PandaCub
^^ Tom is one of the most helpful guys I've...

^^ Tom is one of the most helpful guys I've encountered in the industry and it'll be interesting to get to the bottom of this. As he said, the brake hose itself didn't fail and I'll wager it still...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,982
Posted By PandaCub
Brake Line Flambé

Something to watch for on your RV-14 main wheels:

Yesterday I did a normal landing at my home airport (KBJC) and taxied back to the hangar. About 15 minutes later brake fluid began to drip from the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-07-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By PandaCub
Thanks for the insights, gents. I've ordered new...

Thanks for the insights, gents. I've ordered new Michelin tubes and tires - and a large can of talcum powder!

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By PandaCub
Curious Flat Tire on my RV-14A

Well this a new one (to me, anyway):

After several months with no tire trouble, no hard landings, etc I made an uneventful landing at Bloomington, Indiana. After refueling and taking a 20-minute...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,647
Posted By PandaCub
Thanks again for the advice, gents. I actually...

Thanks again for the advice, gents. I actually have the chance to put this to immediate use, as the dreaded “starter click” has struck again and now I’m stuck in Wichita Falls, TX after a nice...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,647
Posted By PandaCub
Thanks for the advice, all. I forgot that I do...

Thanks for the advice, all. I forgot that I do have some Boelube around, so I'll definitely try that next time. For now, cleaning the wires with degreaser and putting on Lemon Pledge/car wax seemed...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,647
Posted By PandaCub
Lubricants (other than motor oil)

Greetings, all - I did a quick forum search and couldn't really find anything:

1) What are folks using to clean and lubricate the piano wires holding on the cowl? Mine are getting pretty tough to...
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By PandaCub
RV-14 Annual in Colorado?

Fellow RV-14ers:

The annual on my 2017 RV-14A (Lycoming YIO-390) is coming due this July. I always like to have a professional look at her at least once a year, but have no experience with...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,215
Posted By PandaCub
Bill, are you running lean-of-peak for those...

Bill, are you running lean-of-peak for those numbers? I get 160 KTAS all right, but my fuel burn is closer to 10 gph. I'm at least 50? ROP, though. Same engine (IO-390).
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,215
Posted By PandaCub
Hi Tom: I've got one! My 2017 RV-14A divides...

Hi Tom:

I've got one! My 2017 RV-14A divides her time between Erie (KEIK) and Centennial (KAPA). I'd be glad to show her to you sometime.

Click here to download my personal RV-14 checklist (which...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,753
Posted By PandaCub
I had the same issue and ended up putting the...

I had the same issue and ended up putting the canopy release handle to the right of the center stack and used a cable instead of the supplied pull rod attachment.

Will post more photos next time I...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,915
Posted By PandaCub
Thanks to all for the replies and discussion. I...

Thanks to all for the replies and discussion. I should also mention that I see about a 150 RPM drop between the Slick magneto and the E-Mag unit during runup. Not sure if that's proper (or even...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,915
Posted By PandaCub
My RV-14A doesn't like idling

Odd problem with the IO-390 Thunderbolt in my RV-14A: whenever I pull the throttle completely back, the engine seems like it's idling around 650 RPM but the tach goes haywire, reading anywhere from...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,259
Posted By PandaCub
At first my Andair would only turn on...

At first my Andair would only turn on intermittently; I assumed it was a bad pump and ordered a new unit from Aircraft Spruce anticipating I'd have to replace it. Removed fuse panel for the swap and...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,001
Posted By PandaCub
Another YIO-390 Thunderbolt here, with one Slick...

Another YIO-390 Thunderbolt here, with one Slick magneto and one EMAG. So far, so good. Pulled the plugs last week and they seemed a bit black (running rich) so I may try lean of peak now that the...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By PandaCub
Hi Larry, the right "E" side of the voltmeter...

Hi Larry, the right "E" side of the voltmeter shows the Emergency IBBS (Integrated Battery Backup System) voltage and, as Brian describes, it settles around 13.4v after it's been charged. I'm still...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By PandaCub
Big X thru Alternator Amps on G3X

I'm wondering if there are any G3Xperts who could weigh in here before I start taking things apart:

As can be seen in the screenshot, the ALT AMPS indicator on my RV-14A's G3X has a big X thru it,...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,081
Posted By PandaCub
Many thanks to all who responded - great...

Many thanks to all who responded - great information and I appreciate it.

My plans for now are to see if Sporty's, King, etc are offering any Thanksgiving/Black Friday sales on their courses and...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,081
Posted By PandaCub
Getting Instrument Rated in RV-14A

I'm a 500-hour pilot (with 80 hours tailwheel) and would like to get my instrument ticket within the next six months.

My RV-14A is well equipped for the task: Garmin GTN 750, dual G3X screens, 307...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,886
Posted By PandaCub
Thanks to all for your replies and sorry for the...

Thanks to all for your replies and sorry for the late follow-up.

I spoke to a factory rep from Lamar Technologies, the firm that makes the master contactor in my RV-14A (the Lamar part was...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,886
Posted By PandaCub
Master stuck ON

Had a very enjoyable flight from Colorado to Hood River, Oregon in my RV-14A (photo 1), but upon landing couldn't get the Master to shut off (photo 2, note ALT FIELD light still on with Master switch...
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