Checklist – SimWorks Studios RV-14 Aircraft

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Before starting engine

  • All electrical equipment – Off
  • Throttle – Closed
  • Mixture – Lean
  • Prop RPM lever – Max RPM
  • Fuel tank selector – Open and L or R
  • STBY BATT switch – On
  • Battery switch – On
  • Avionics battery – On

Starting engine

  • Fuel Pump – On
  • Throttle – Full
  • Mixture – Rich 5 seconds, then cutoff
  • Fuel Pump – Off
  • Throttle – Close then open 0.25in.
  • Magnetos – Both
  • Propeller area – Clear
  • Magneto/Start Switch – START position; then BOTH
  • Mixture – Rich when engine starts
  • Throttle – Adjust 1200 RPM
  • Oil pressure – Check
  • Engine gauges – Check
  • Mixture – As required
  • Alternator – On

After starting engine

  • Avionics master switch – On
  • Lights – As required
  • Flaps – Up
  • Elevator trim – Set
  • Altimeter(PFD) – Set BARO
  • Brakes – Test

Engine run up

  • Brakes – Hold brakes
  • Fuel selector – Fullest tank
  • Oil temperature – Check
  • Engine gauges – Check
  • Throttle – Set 2000 RPM
  • Prop RPM lever – Check
  • Magnetos – 175RPM max decrease
  • P-MAG Test Switch – On
  • P-MAG Test Switch – Off
  • Magnetos – Both
  • Amps / volts – Check
  • Idle RPM – 700-740RPM
  • Throttle – 1100RPM

Before take off

  • Canopy – Locked
  • Seats, belts – Check secure
  • Take off briefing – Complete
  • Annunciator panel – Clear
  • Elevator trim – Set
  • Flight controls – Free and correct
  • Transponder – As required
  • Fuel selector – Fullest tank
  • Lights – As required
  • Flaps – Set for take off
  • Magnetos – Both
  • Fuel Pump – On
  • Cowl flap – Set as required
  • Mixture – As required
  • Prop RPM lever – Max RPM
  • Time – Record

En route climb

  • Fuel Pump – Off
  • Manifold air pressure – 25 in.Hg
  • RPM – 2500RPM
  • Cylinder Head Temperature – Checked
  • Oil temperature – Checked

Cruise

  • Fuel Pump – Off
  • Throttle – As required
  • Mixture – Lean 1 inch
  • Lights – As required
  • Fuel selector – Fullest tank
  • Altimeter (PFD) – Set BARO
  • Oil temperature – Check
  • Cowl flap – Set as required

Descent

  • Altimeter (PFD) – Set BARO
  • Throttle – As required
  • Mixture – As required
  • Lights – As required
  • Cowl flap – Set as required

Before landing

  • Seats, belts – Check secure
  • Approach briefing – Completed
  • Fuel Pump – On
  • Fuel selector – Fullest tank
  • Mixture – As required
  • Flaps – As desired / required
  • Prop RPM lever – Max RPM

After landing

  • Flaps – Up
  • Fuel Pump – Off
  • Time – Record

Parking

  • Flaps – Down
  • Avionics master switch – Off
  • Magnetos – Cutoff test
  • Mixture – Lean
  • Battery switch – Off
  • Avionics master switch – Off
  • All electrical equipment – Off
  • Magnetos – Off

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