Buying a farm and can’t do both. As sad as it is, I must depart with the plane.
Hammond, LA (KHDC)
Total Time:175 hrs
First flight date: 04/17/2016
Engine Make/Model: Lycoming IO-390 (Custom by Ly-Con)
– Ignition: Dual E-Mag
– Plane Power 60amp Alternator
– CNC Machined Port Flow & Balance Cylinders
– Alodine Heads, Paint Barrels Black
– Performance Grind Camshaft
– CNC O-Ring Case
– Chrome Rocker Covers
– Vetterman Exhaust system
– 20amp backup alternator (BC410H)
– Hartzell 74” (C/S): C2YR-1BFP
– Prop Balanced 07/2016
Elevator Trim – electric
Aileron Trim – electric
Flaps – Showplanes Flap Positioning System
Strobes Make/Model: AeroLED LN201
Tail Light: AeroLED LN210
Landing/Taxi Lights Make/Model: AeroLED Sunspot 36LX
– Dual G3X 10” Touch
– Garmin GTN 625
– Dual Garmin GTN20 remote Comms
– Garmin GMC305 Autopilot (Pitch & Roll)
– Garmin GMA 240 Audio Panel
– GDL 39R – ADS-B
– GEA 24 Engine Monitor
– GTX 23 Remote Garmin Transponder
– GRT Mini X
– Garmin Heated Pitot
– Intelligent Power Stabilizer
– Cabin Lights, Glare Shield Green/White with dimmers
– Dual USB Charging port
– Jacks for both 2 plug and 6 pin connector for Bose
– Classic Aero Aviator Seats
– Carpet Front and back
– Hooker Harness
– Koger Shade
– Aluminum Vents
– Drink Holders
– Fuel and Braided Brake lines from Aircraft Specialty
– Tail Fork, Rocker Arm and custom tailwheel
– Camlocks on Oil Door – flush fit
– Stainless Steel Tie Down Rings
– Non-Skid Wing Walk
– Avionics Cover
– XM Weather and Radio
– Paint: Custom Paint – Glo Custom
– Exterior Lock for Canopy
Past incidents/repairs/damage repair: None
Date last annual: August 8, 2017
Maintained by: Stoney Ware
Date aircraft last flown: 10/22/2017
– Stoney Ware
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Today a friend flew me to Fort Worth to pick up the plane. Really bad weather kept us from getting there very easily. A normal 3 hour flight was 6 ½, but we did make it there to pick her up. Here are some pics.
A friend of mine, Shane and I went out for a little formation flying. He was flying a Spitfire replica, which was pretty cool, but slow.
I was the first one to fly N144VA, other than a Van’s employee. It will be a great cross country machine, but not as nimble as the RV-7 I used to own. I am used to wheel landings, but Mike wanted me to learn 3 point landings. It is very unnerving to get the plane right off the runway, then stall it. It goes against my grain, but we worked on it and I made some progress, but certainly am not proficient with it. I can say that Mike Seager is an excellent pilot and along with checking me out in the 14 and getting a sign-off, I learned a bunch of other piloting skills. I wish I would have had some more time with him, but I have to get back to work and back to working on the plane.
I thought it would be a good idea if I flew about 5 hours in the RV-14 before my first flight. I have about 270 hours in my old RV-7, but it has been a few years since I have flown that. I go to Oregon and fly with Mike Seager on March 31st and April 1st.
Pretty sure this will be the paint scheme.
While waiting on the finishing kit and word is, it may be a while before we receive the wheels and motor mount, I went ahead and put on a set of wheels so I can do some of the antenna work and also be able to roll it around for better utilization.
The chair on the tail is adjustable up and down, so that will allow me to level out the plane. Here is the tail section mated up to a chair.
We lost our old friend today, she was a great companion and we will miss her. Lexy RIP
So when it was time to get another co-pilot we opted for a smaller version. This is Lily.
This is a paint scheme I saw at Oshkosh, which I like. Switch the maroon for blue.
Van’s put this in the 14, I don’t think it will be part of the fuselage kit, but I definitely will add it.
I went to Oregon for a Long Range Shooting School and had to stop by the plant. Unfortunately it was a Friday and no production was going on, but Ken was nice enough to give me a ride in the -14. Even though the weather was drizzly, we had a great flight. Having owned a -7, the -14 seems to be much more stable. Can’t wait to finish!