15 October 2017

First Flight Prep: My POH, W&B, flight and annual checklists and flight test cards.

In the interest of sharing with the community, here are the first revisions of my RV-14A Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH), flight and annual checklists and flight test cards.  Please note, these were assembled prior to first flight and thus I anticipate they will all change during and after Phase I.  As with all information on my site, it is being offered free for use.  Feel free to copy and modify any or all of them to suit your needs.  Links to the files are in the matrix below the image.

I used OpenOffice to create each document.  It's a free open source office suite.  Below I include the documents in PDF, OpenOffice text (.odt) and Microsoft Word (.doc) formats (the .doc files may not preserve the full fidelity of original OpenOffice formatting).  I will update the links with future versions as I write them.  Following Phase 1 testing, v1.0 will be completed.

It's best to save the .odt and .doc files directly to your computer/phone/tablet.  If you instead view them in Google Docs' native viewer, they will be mangled on your screen.

.pdf .odt .doc
POH  v1.1 v1.1 v1.1
Flight Checklist  v1.0 v1.0 v1.0
Annual Checklist  v1.0 v1.0 v1.0
Flight Test Cards  v0.2 v0.2 v0.2

Update 21-Jan-19:  Latest POH revision uploaded.

Update 21-Nov-18:  Annual Checklist added.

Update 10-Jan-19:  Added my W&B spreadsheet in both OpenOffice .ods and Microsoft Excel .xls formats.

.ods .xls
W&B v1.0 v1.0

Much of the POH structure and some of its wording were stolen from a POH written by Brian and Brandi for N42BU, an RV-10.  Most of the wording from the RV-14 plans' Chapter 2 serve as the first three subsections.

I copied much of the checklist structure and wording found in N42BU's checklist.

I copied the flight test card set offered by N169AK, modifying it as appropriate for my needs.

Tim Olson's N14YT annual checklist served as the starting point for mine.

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