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Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks. When I first started building the rv14 I...

Thanks.
When I first started building the rv14 I brought the wing kit off a chap who had only completed the tanks so now realise he missed a step. I thought it strange nobody else had an issue. Your...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Arablenz
Wing root fairing

Has anyone had issues attaching the top wing skin fairing where the fuel tank bracket is? The fuel tank section has you put no dimples in the rear part of the fuel tank attach bracket 1005b and...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,501
Posted By Arablenz
While I share the concerns about cracking skins,...

While I share the concerns about cracking skins, I have have confidence in Vansaircraft coming up with a workable solution and would rather they had time to get that right. For those of us still...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for quick reply. They obviously went...

Thanks for quick reply. They obviously went through a verification process then. I went to the Vibration Isolator products page but couldn't find the part numbers to cross reference against.
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By Arablenz
Engine mount isolators

Always a weekend when I need to ask Vans aircraft a question! I went to hang my engine today but when I opened the engine isolator boxes ,which are the Dyna VI- STD, I found that the part number on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-27-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,240
Posted By Arablenz
Wow, thanks for sharing the link. He has...

Wow, thanks for sharing the link. He has documented great pictures of some of your landscapes over there and a great story.
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,349
Posted By Arablenz
Would be very interested to know the outcome of...

Would be very interested to know the outcome of this thread? Looks on the face of it , that the cube has been hot and then melted the wiring coming out of it , unless there is an electrical issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,499
Posted By Arablenz
I have always had concerns about the vinyl...

I have always had concerns about the vinyl partially letting go inflight and creating excess stress to crucial part of the airframe. Has this ever occurred and is it addressed by the manufacturers of...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-01-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,792
Posted By Arablenz
My deepest sympathy to Deans's family and...

My deepest sympathy to Deans's family and friends. I didn't know Dean but had read his wife's article in the N.Z sports Flying Magazine in Autumn 2017. A lot of what she wrote, I could relate to in...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,463
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for the reports on your phase one. Are you...

Thanks for the reports on your phase one. Are you happy with your wheel fairings given you set them up before the engine went on? I am just at that stage and considering doing your method without...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,463
Posted By Arablenz
From one farmer to another thanks for posting...

From one farmer to another thanks for posting your first flight of the RV 14 . Thanks also for sharing your experienced building tips along the way for us newbies. All the best for your test period.
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks very much Vince I have sent you mail.

Thanks very much Vince I have sent you mail.
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for your replies. I may look to the...

Thanks for your replies. I may look to the aftermarket Tailwheel once I try this one out as I have already paid for this one. Given the rest of the kit has been of great quality I have been somewhat...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By Arablenz
Tailwheel bolt hardware

I have asked the mothership support this question but not heard back as yet. The through bolt that attaches the U tail wheel to the fork, calls out the use of two washers but that means in my case...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,379
Posted By Arablenz
Well done. Thankyou also for your blog . Are you...

Well done. Thankyou also for your blog . Are you happy with the iPad setup, as I have been thinking along those lines as I am getting close to panel and engine?
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By Arablenz
Hi Chris. I have the blocks attached and have...

Hi Chris. I have the blocks attached and have temporarily installed just the pins as I am waiting to heat the shop to drill my rear window. At this stage the pins fit perfectly but maybe I will go...
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By Arablenz
So if it was under the outside canopy skin how...

So if it was under the outside canopy skin how did you allow for the canopy plexi thickness ?
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By Arablenz
Thankyou both for your replies. I have tried...

Thankyou both for your replies. I have tried Tim's idea of gentle persuasion but it just springs back and I don't want to try to hard in case I put the rest of the canopy and of a good position. So...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By Arablenz
Canopy side skin

Those who have completed your canopy , does your canopy side skin sit flush with the fuselage side skin?. I have fitted the canopy frame on today and the side skins when clecoed on sit about 1/32...
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By Arablenz
Sorry I may have read your question wrong. I have...

Sorry I may have read your question wrong. I have done as per instructions with no problem but am only riveting up centre section until I get avionics etc in. Putting the assembly in is not to...
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By Arablenz
I am at the same stage but the way I read it is...

I am at the same stage but the way I read it is you rivet as many rivets in for the centre piece call out before removing the bolts holding the bushing to finally get at those difficult rivets. I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,676
Posted By Arablenz
Well done Marvin. Enjoy your next phase and I...

Well done Marvin. Enjoy your next phase and I look forward to a pilot report at some point.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,577
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for providing the clarity and part #.

Thanks for providing the clarity and part #.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,577
Posted By Arablenz
From what I have seen you will get the harnesses...

From what I have seen you will get the harnesses from your avionics provider such as Steinair. I am a little confused on the fuselage wiring harness as I saw a post yesterday saying Vans can provide...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-24-2016, 03:14 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 143,626
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks Scott for your great write up on your trip...

Thanks Scott for your great write up on your trip around American the beautiful.
I'm not a religous person but I thoroughly enjoyed your style of writing and had me craving the next instalment. Not...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,718
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks Scott for your prompt reply. I had just...

Thanks Scott for your prompt reply. I had just thought a mk-319 rivet may have been better in that location but I am not the designer so will follow the revised instructions.
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,718
Posted By Arablenz
Bringing up old thread as I have got to this...

Bringing up old thread as I have got to this point and read elsewhere that the rivets called out here in revision 2 were to be used only for nutplates. It just seems these are very flimsy rivet for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,881
Posted By Arablenz
Wishing you and your wife all the best in getting...

Wishing you and your wife all the best in getting your health back Joe.
It was communications with you that finally gave me the confidence to start building an RV 14 , of which I am enjoying the...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2016, 03:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 40,715
Posted By Arablenz
Hi Stoney, Fantastic looking plane you should be...

Hi Stoney,
Fantastic looking plane you should be very proud.
I like your interior colour , what colour is it? The finish of the interior looks good with those seats and the finishing touches you...
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,760
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks Scott and Stoney for your replies, i am a...

Thanks Scott and Stoney for your replies, i am a slow learner but am coming to realise there is obviously still considerable sub kits to order over and above the finish and firewall forward kits to...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,760
Posted By Arablenz
Hi Joe, It would be great to know what systems...

Hi Joe,
It would be great to know what systems you have in the RV 14 taildragger or trike that aren't in the main kits supplied for the airframe? For first time builders like myself, it would make it...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,354
Posted By Arablenz
Scott, I have found building a RV 14 , being my...

Scott,
I have found building a RV 14 , being my first build, a great learning experience, backed up by a good company to deal with if you struggle in some areas of the build. Also the support here on...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,354
Posted By Arablenz
Tyre size on RV 14

Hi All,
I am getting close to ordering the finish kit and mulling over whether I should get a slightly larger tyre size than is in the kit. It seems a few have gone to the 380x150-5.00 tyres to...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-30-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 75,284
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks Steve for your reply and your latest...

Thanks Steve for your reply and your latest photos look like you are doing a great job.
Thanks for your method Kelly , the only questions I had and I don't want to hijack Steve's thread but your...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-26-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 75,284
Posted By Arablenz
Hi Steve, Thanks very much for taking your time...

Hi Steve,
Thanks very much for taking your time to show us the painting of your plane . It is very valuable for those of us who haven't done it before. I have been wondering how you applied the...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,684
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks Paul for your prelude to your Kitplanes...

Thanks Paul for your prelude to your Kitplanes article on the RV14.
One of the attributes I was hoping the rv14 would have was to be able to land on farm airstrips here in New Zealand so your write...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,408
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for posting your photos Mark, they were...

Thanks for posting your photos Mark, they were great. Good to see close up photos of the RV 14 when in process of building. Interesting they have been playing around with wedges on the rudder...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,250
Posted By Arablenz
Amazing how quickly Vansaircraft have got their...

Amazing how quickly Vansaircraft have got their testing done and got the plane painted. Will be good to hear how it has performed compared to the rv14a.
I'm especially interested in how the...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,529
Posted By Arablenz
Well done Scott and your helpers, I hope all your...

Well done Scott and your helpers, I hope all your testing goes well. Great motivation for me to keep working hard.thanks for posting
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,849
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for you reply as well Scott , both your...

Thanks for you reply as well Scott , both your replies will help me move on.
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,849
Posted By Arablenz
Thanks for your quick reply Scott, you are a real...

Thanks for your quick reply Scott, you are a real asset to us rv 14 builders so thankyou.
Yes the template is approx 2.95mm or close to 1/8'' to short yet the outside diameter of the tubing is the 1...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,849
Posted By Arablenz
Aileron actuation pushrods

Hi, I'm in the process of building the rv14 wing kit down under in New Zealand and have got to the aileron actuation push rods, where you drill 6 holes in the 1 1/8 6061 tubing using the template cut...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,104
Posted By Arablenz
Aileron twist correctable

Hi , introducing myself for the first time as a builder of a rv14 down under in New Zealand. I have watched this forum for a sometime but now that I am building, thought it appropriate I participate....
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