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Oil Changes

Oil G-STRV has had two oil changes to date, at 5 hours and 25 hours. This has been straight mineral oil as specified for engine “break-in”. During the summer we initially used Aeroshell 100, but…

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Safety – Canopy Breaker Tool

We decided it was probably sensible to have a means of escaping from the cockpit, should the unthinkable happen and we find ourselves upside down in a field. Finding a suitable tool? The readily available…


35 hours of fun!

It’s been a while since I’ve added information to this RV14 web site, and that is because I’ve been absorbed learning how to operate G-STRV and really enjoyng myself! So what’s been happening? G-STRV now…


Maiden Flight!

The following day the “Permit to Test” arrived via email from the LAA. The wind abated by the evening, and it was from a northerly direction, ideal for runway 36 at Sleap. In preparation for…


Engine Start

Having done the Pre-Oil, the Lycoming manual advises a start within 3 hrs. A big moment finally arrived, so we positioned a fire extinguisher, and … … found some nice big chocks. We had also…


Engine Timing

I made sure the PMag Ignition Harness was routed correctly, making sure no individual cables were touching each other as advised in the E-MAG installation manual. We are using the E-MAG Auto Leads with Denso…



Classic Aero Interior Installation

I had fitted the various components which are used to attach the Classic Aero interior about a year ago, as described in this post. The following is a sequence of pictures showing the final installation,…