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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By Tom023
Thanks Dave, after I posted I started to look for...

Thanks Dave, after I posted I started to look for myself which is what I should have done in the first place. Iím wondering if the ball will corrode if not stainless. Here in Houston everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By Tom023
The ball on those is aluminum. Do they make a...

The ball on those is aluminum. Do they make a stainless version?
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Tom023
I’m not sure it was necessary but I mounted my...

I’m not sure it was necessary but I mounted my Garmin magnetometer in the right wing tip. ADAHRS on the back of PFD.
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By Tom023
I did a combination of the previous responses. I...

I did a combination of the previous responses. I ran control cables as plans and also have the FM150. Split engine left and right and used both pass throughs. I added a 1/2” third pass through...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Tom023
Iím 6í4Ē 255 so not too skinny and did all the...

Iím 6í4Ē 255 so not too skinny and did all the bucking while my brother manned the gun. At first we tried working with the wings in the stands but found it to be impossible to get into position that...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for the tip. There are benefits being...

Thanks for the tip. There are benefits being four weeks behind you in the build ;)
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,856
Posted By Tom023
Concur, your wedge is installed correctly. This...

Concur, your wedge is installed correctly. This is where I like having the plans in PDF and an iPad. You can zoom in areas and get good detail if necessary. The drawings clearly show the thin side...
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By Tom023
What Scott said. Also when doing inventory I...

What Scott said. Also when doing inventory I would take the fasteners (rivets, bolts, washers, screws, nuts, nut plates, etc.) and put them in labeled bin trays. That way when you need them just go...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By Tom023
I bought mine from Vans when I ordered the...

I bought mine from Vans when I ordered the finishing kit. Came in the same shipment and Vans credited all the parts I didnít need. You use the Beringer axle so donít need the Matco. Very easy...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Tom023
A little off topic but something to consider, I...

A little off topic but something to consider, I had Stein put in one dimmer for my LED strip. And although the individual displays in the G3X system have photoelectric dimmers and can be dimmed...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,383
Posted By Tom023
I installed my prop today and that is how I read...

I installed my prop today and that is how I read it. For the AN5 bolts I also found some variability in the amount of torque to tighten each which I added to the 20 ft/lbs.
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,810
Posted By Tom023
Must be luck of the draw...all three of mine were...

Must be luck of the draw...all three of mine were perfect until I touched them
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Tom023
Yes same coax with BNC on each end, mounted in...

Yes same coax with BNC on each end, mounted in baggage compartment. Stein shipped the antenna with it.
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Tom023
I purchased an ARTEX from Stein and while not a...

I purchased an ARTEX from Stein and while not a drop in replacement itís pretty simple. Stein will provide a two wire ďharnessĒ to run from the ELT to the panel mounted switch. The GPS data uses...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By Tom023
Exact same thing here too. I've always thought...

Exact same thing here too. I've always thought that I just messed up and had the nose of the fairing too high, but the rear was spot on the recommended measurement. I would have had to drop the...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By Tom023
Rob Vans told me three shims would be too many...

Rob

Vans told me three shims would be too many as the bolt would then start to not fit square. Two degrees is the max they felt was acceptable to correct with shims so they sent a replacement gear...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Tom023
I just checked mine and have one thin washer...

I just checked mine and have one thin washer under upper nuts and two thick under lower outside corners. I did this to get the proper shank and protruding threads. Just use the plans as a starting...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Tom023
Stein used 10 amps in my panel which is...

Stein used 10 amps in my panel which is controlled by a Garmin GAD27. Garmin specifies the lesser of 10A or actual flap motor rating. I would think Vans has the draw under load and can tell you for...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By Tom023
I just made one today and used the cork gasket to...

I just made one today and used the cork gasket to get the holes laid out. Took all of 15 minutes.i l redid the com ones too. The plans have you rivet them on but the four holes used for rivets are...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By Tom023
Yes Vans has a kit for the roll and pitch servos....

Yes Vans has a kit for the roll and pitch servos. The Ray Allen pitch trim is included in the empennage kit. The roll trim is optional and Vans also has a kit for it. It’s same one installed in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,277
Posted By Tom023
We experienced everything mentioned in this...

We experienced everything mentioned in this thread yesterday evening trying to get in. We bailed out and spent the night in Waupaca. In the morning it didnít look any better so kept going and back in...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By Tom023
This is the first Iíve heard of a revised trim...

This is the first Iíve heard of a revised trim arm and donít see anything in the revisions. Was this a very early change? Information pointing to this would be appreciated.
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By Tom023
I used a 9v battery. That’s all I had at the time.

I used a 9v battery. That’s all I had at the time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,205
Posted By Tom023
Congrats Phoenix and Bill! Now that you two...

Congrats Phoenix and Bill!

Now that you two donít have anything to do you can help finish mine. I conservatively estimate 300 hours left so a month if you guys pitch in and get it done!

My first...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By Tom023
Saturday departing Wednesday morning. Not in the...

Saturday departing Wednesday morning. Not in the -14 quite yet...next year.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By Tom023
I bought the GAP26 from Stein a month ago and it...

I bought the GAP26 from Stein a month ago and it did not include a mast.
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Tom023
I posted the same question and never got an...

I posted the same question and never got an answer after it was sealed at 25 so I left it. Went to install hose and lined up perfectly.
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By Tom023
Mine were also VIP 50011-20, fit correctly and...

Mine were also VIP 50011-20, fit correctly and actually had to call Vans about them because one of the center spacers was too small in diameter to let the bolt through, so part number was verified.
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,269
Posted By Tom023
I always get confused when referencing fore/aft...

I always get confused when referencing fore/aft because sometimes people use the terms relative to the pilot seating position and others the ends of the plane. So, my rudder pedals are positioned...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By Tom023
You may also want a 120 degree die for pulled...

You may also want a 120 degree die for pulled rivets.
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By Tom023
Check the Control Delections Letter on the Vans...

Check the Control Delections Letter on the Vans website. Down limits are between 20 and 25, so you are right in the middle of acceptable range.
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By Tom023
Ken i went with a few different items: - TS...

Ken i went with a few different items:

- TS Flightline/Aircraft Specialty hoses as you mentioned
- Because I installed a back up pad mounted alternator I purchased both from B&C along with the...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Tom023
I just went through this, let that oil drain out....

I just went through this, let that oil drain out. You can even remove the hex plug to drain it out of the bottom. You will then want to clean the air box so it is free from oil. When the engine is...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,610
Posted By Tom023
I must be in the minority but I didnít find the...

I must be in the minority but I didnít find the tanks to be all that bad. I used a Semco gun and had shop towels cut into one inch squares to wipe and discard as needed. I Riveted wet and...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,082
Posted By Tom023
[QUOTE=Nova RV;1256191]The bracket kit from...

[QUOTE=Nova RV;1256191]The bracket kit from Airflow Performance has alum extensions that allow you to use the stock kit cables. the AFP kit really is complete and solves every issue when using the...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,082
Posted By Tom023
Chris, are the throttle and mixture cables...

Chris, are the throttle and mixture cables supplied in Vans FWF kit workable or are new ones in order?
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,426
Posted By Tom023
+1. And I thought I was the only one. I built my...

+1. And I thought I was the only one. I built my second one almost two years later because the mistake was visible and bugged me the entire time. Adding insult to injury, the replacement spar was...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Tom023
Yes, those four get dimpled. A quick way to...

Yes, those four get dimpled. A quick way to confirm is to look at the rivet call outs on p10-19 which specify 426 rivets. The six holes get pulled rivets so 120 degree dimples may be in order, and...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By Tom023
They should get and edge break. See note at top...

They should get and edge break. See note at top of page 10-14.
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By Tom023
Got one coming with my panel Bill so expect a...

Got one coming with my panel Bill so expect a call.
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By Tom023
Mine measure at 11/16 x 1-1/2 x 2-3/8

Mine measure at 11/16 x 1-1/2 x 2-3/8
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By Tom023
I can't check until tomorrow morning but I'm...

I can't check until tomorrow morning but I'm pretty sure it was just a short section of 1"x2" pine from which you just cut several to length.
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By Tom023
The bar should give you a straight TE, that is...

The bar should give you a straight TE, that is how I did mine and it is perfectly straight (i.e., not wavy or bowed). The real challenge for perfection is to build the rudder without any twist, as...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,026
Posted By Tom023
Be careful of units. 400-500 in/lbs is about 40...

Be careful of units. 400-500 in/lbs is about 40 ft/lbs. The average lug nut on a car is tightened to 80 ft/lbs and SUVs/pick up trucks somewhere in the 140 ft/lbs range. So, that 400-500 inch/lbs can...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for the three excellent suggestions I can...

Thanks for the three excellent suggestions I can see a use for all three. Much appreciated.
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,838
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for the timely post! I just spoke with...

Thanks for the timely post! I just spoke with Don as my engine in coming out of the box in two weeks and confirmed availablility for next month.
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By Tom023
Torquing Rudder and Elevator Bolts

Iím trying to torque the AN3 bolts through the cutouts in the elevators and rudder but cannot get my smallest in/lb torque wrench in there and the crows foot isnít long enough either. How are you...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By Tom023
Wow, that thing is built like a tank! Puts my...

Wow, that thing is built like a tank! Puts my construction to shame with just glue and a few wood screws.
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Tom023
I didn't get one either but Vans will mail you...

I didn't get one either but Vans will mail you one or you can take a PDF to a local printer shop like FedEx Office and get it printed to scale.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By Tom023
Buy a used Semco sealant gun off eBay or The Yard...

Buy a used Semco sealant gun off eBay or The Yard Store for $45, easily one of the best tool purchases I made and used extensively on the fuselage as well. The one with the side paddle trigger allows...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 40,710
Posted By Tom023
Very nice Bob! Now you got me thinking red...

Very nice Bob! Now you got me thinking red instead of blue.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By Tom023
Your first step should be to call Vans. If the...

Your first step should be to call Vans. If the bearing you got matches the inventory sheet discuss the tight fit with them. If the one in the plans matches the inventory sheet it could be a mistake....
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Tom023
I just went through this thought process and...

I just went through this thought process and decided to just paint a couple brackets and leave the baffles and other parts bare. I was looking at something from a pure aesthetics standpoint because...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By Tom023
Be careful bending those parts by hand as they...

Be careful bending those parts by hand as they have a tendency to crack right at the horizontal relief cuts if too much force is applied. Been there...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By Tom023
I'm mounting the GMU-22 in the right wingtip. If...

I'm mounting the GMU-22 in the right wingtip. If you are using the Vans main fuselage harness then you'll want to stick with it rather than the GMU-11.
Using the 11 would require a huge tear up for...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By Tom023
I'm having Stein build my panel and had this...

I'm having Stein build my panel and had this conversation with him. My AP switch will cut servo power.
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By Tom023
I'm a first time builder and started with the...

I'm a first time builder and started with the wings so there was a bit of a learning curve. My wings took me 800 hours, 1.5 years and I primed like you. Most Others around 600 and fast builders...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By Tom023
Dang! I'm ready to sand and used black too.

Dang! I'm ready to sand and used black too.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,695
Posted By Tom023
Rustoleum 2x spray paint from Home Depot. Made...

Rustoleum 2x spray paint from Home Depot. Made for plastic. Scuff area and clean with alcohol first. Came out perfect.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By Tom023
Bill, Section 61.check your email. BTW, engine...

Bill, Section 61.check your email. BTW, engine arrives today.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By Tom023
Try using a vacuum to suck a string through first...

Try using a vacuum to suck a string through first as a leader. Then attach and pull through.
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By Tom023
Yes, the forward ones that attach to the firewall...

Yes, the forward ones that attach to the firewall are but you need to twist them just a bit. Very easy to do. The aft ones in the tailcone are straight and require no bend or twist.
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