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Forum: RV-14 09-18-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By samgaddis
I have the plans and I suspect the answer to...

I have the plans and I suspect the answer to whether or not this aircraft was prepared for the canopy is behind this tape. Fingers crossed.
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By samgaddis
How to install the canopy jettison in plane I didn't build

Though I am definitely going to build an RV someday, I bought my first one and this means I know very little about how these things come together. So I'm hoping someone can explain to me roughly how...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-30-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By samgaddis
A fair request! I was actually already in touch...

A fair request! I was actually already in touch with Ken, but if he can actually get it going I'll be so happy to be in the air I'll give you and anyone else who wants it a ride any time.
Forum: Texas (South) 06-30-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By samgaddis
Mechanics in the area

Anyone know any good mechanics in central texas? My plane is stuck at its home base in KHYI and the only mechanics there that friends have not warned me to stay away from don't know anything about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By samgaddis
They said: "With FF stable on this flight, this...

They said: "With FF stable on this flight, this is either a bad connection or probe but might also be an intermittent leak in the MAP line. MAP sensors don't fail often so we'd suspect the wiring or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By samgaddis
Grounded - fluctuating manifold pressure in flight

Hi all, I have an -14A with the YIO 390, and the other day I noticed the manifold pressure fluctuating from 19-26 without pilot input. I was aiming for 23" MAP and 2300 RPM, but could not get the...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By samgaddis
Sadly I can't help you when it comes to...

Sadly I can't help you when it comes to Firelight. Their interface is not something I'm deeply familiar with.

But since you brought it up, I recently started work on an editable Google Slides-based...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By samgaddis
That all makes sense and Iíd love to buy an...

That all makes sense and Iíd love to buy an onspeed device - however, when I looked at these a month or two ago it seemed that it was a fairly DIY solution. If I recall, there was quite a bit of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By samgaddis
AOA Systems - Must They Account for Flap Position?

In my 14A, I have the G3X with an AOA indicator powered by the Garmin GAP-26 (https://www.steinair.com/product/garmin-gap-26-heated-pitot-tube-with-aoa-regulated/). I was considering adding the...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By samgaddis
Fuel stick measurements for 14 and 14A

How consistent should the fuel dip stick measurements be for the same model but different airplanes? I imagine it'd be pretty consistent.

Since I am a buyer and not a builder, I haven't had a good...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,569
Posted By samgaddis
Thank you all - it's clearly the GAP 26 pitot...

Thank you all - it's clearly the GAP 26 pitot tube solution. Stein was on my equipment list and I remember seeing GAP 26 on the VPX. I am slowly but surely learning all the parts of this...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,569
Posted By samgaddis
Angle of Attack Instrument

I suspect this may be a dumb question, but where is the angle of attack instrument (not the indicator). Is it the same as the pitot tube? I am used to seeing the airline AOAs which are a little wing...
Forum: Safety 04-09-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,165
Posted By samgaddis
Itís been a busy week, and I waited until I could...

Itís been a busy week, and I waited until I could get back to the airplane to download the flight logs. Anyway, here are my responses.

@mturnerb, I will check the micro molex connectors and...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,165
Posted By samgaddis
Runaway Trim Yesterday in 14A

Some context: I am a relatively new pilot - just 270 hours, but about 260 of those hours were over a dozen years ago. I bought an RV-14A last month and did 5 hours of instruction on the way home and...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By samgaddis
For Download: Checklist files for Foreflight and G3X

Hi all, I spent some time these past few weeks developing checklists for my new 14A and thought I'd share the files that you can modify how you wish:...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By samgaddis
Did you ever find an instructor? Iím in a similar...

Did you ever find an instructor? Iím in a similar situation in Austin
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,607
Posted By samgaddis
I am having this same problem - trying to...

I am having this same problem - trying to computer W&B for Foreflight. But I don't see the screenshots referenced above. Anyone mind sharing those again?
Forum: Midwest 02-17-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By samgaddis
Looking for Prebuy inspector in UT

Hi all, looking for someone to inspect an RV in UT. Anyone know of someone?
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