Checklist: Van’s RV-14/14A

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Run checklist.

  1. Before starting engine
  2. Starting engine
  3. After starting engine
  4. Engine run up
  5. Before take off
  6. En route climb
  7. Cruise
  8. Descent
  9. Before landing
  10. After landing
  11. Parking

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 > 175 RPM MAX DECREASE
  • P-MAG test switch > ON
  • P-MAG test switch > OFF
  • Magnetos > BOTH
  • Amps / volts > CHECK
  • Idle RPM > 700-740 RPM
  • Throttle > 1100 RPM

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 takeoff
  • 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 > 2500 RPM
  • 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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