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Forum: RV-14 02-15-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,353
Posted By HeliCooper
I just listed a 14a empennage fuselage and wing...

I just listed a 14a empennage fuselage and wing kit. All about 80-90% complete. Feel free to contact me.
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,697
Posted By HeliCooper
I had this same thing come up in the Gotchas...

I had this same thing come up in the Gotchas thread...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=104490&page=4

Long story short Scott from Van's said to just leave it as drilling it...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,214
Posted By HeliCooper
Received an email today asking for the POH so I...

Received an email today asking for the POH so I thought I would add the link to this thread as well. ...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By HeliCooper
Painting the subpanel

I thought it might be a good idea to paint the sub panel and parts between the subpanel and instrument panel white to help give a little more light in the area in the case that you are having to do...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By HeliCooper
RV-14 POH courtesy of Alan Carlisle (Aussieflyer)

Can the Mods please sticky this for everyone. Thank you!

Thank you to Alan Carlisle (Aussieflyer on VAF) for sharing his hard work on the RV14 POH. Below is a link where you can access the...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,214
Posted By HeliCooper
Hey Alan, I too am interested. If you are okay...

Hey Alan,

I too am interested. If you are okay with it you can email me the POH and I can get it loaded up on the forum so everyone can have access to it without having to bother you. I totally...
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,426
Posted By HeliCooper
I'm talking about the the two fittings on the...

I'm talking about the the two fittings on the fuselage sides like on page 31-08. Where it meets the 90 degree elbow going out to the wings.

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,426
Posted By HeliCooper
Tightening Fuel line inside fuselage

Anyone have any hints on tightening the fuel line where it meets the fuselage skin 90 degree elbow? I have a fine tooth ratchet and a crows foot but I can't even get that to get a click on the...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,325
Posted By HeliCooper
If you are still looking to countersink I have a...

If you are still looking to countersink I have a method I used. I went to an ace hardware and got a threaded rod that was the same threads as the countersink bit. I believe this was a 1/4"-28. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,390
Posted By HeliCooper
On the wedge much like how Mike described below...

On the wedge much like how Mike described below your question.
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,390
Posted By HeliCooper
To those going the proseal route I found using a...

To those going the proseal route I found using a small trim paint roller worked great for putting on a thin layer on the wedge. Just get a cheap throw away one and use it directly on the plastic...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,854
Posted By HeliCooper
If the temporary bolt is being used to align...

If the temporary bolt is being used to align parts I use AN hardware. If it is just being used to hold something together I use Home Depot bolts.
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,732
Posted By HeliCooper
I went and talked with Mike at Cleaveland Tool...

I went and talked with Mike at Cleaveland Tool (thanks Mike) and he was equally baffled. After getting home I decided to try some different techniques. I think I have finally found what works best...
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,326
Posted By HeliCooper
I am really interested in this Keith so I...

I am really interested in this Keith so I appreciate the updates.
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,722
Posted By HeliCooper
The battery

The battery
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,732
Posted By HeliCooper
Yes, That is the flaking I'm talking about. The...

Yes, That is the flaking I'm talking about. The first picture shows a flare immediately after removing from the tool. The next series shows exactly what I was working with. The tube after...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,732
Posted By HeliCooper
I checked my flares and they are consistently...

I checked my flares and they are consistently .470" which is about dead in the middle of that chart. I am using a Parker rolo flare tool and I stop turning the tool as soon as the pressure changes. ...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,732
Posted By HeliCooper
Okay so I took apart the flaring tool and...

Okay so I took apart the flaring tool and polished the end. I am getting good flares at times but others are still having flaking/scoring. I have tried to use a scotchbrite pad on the cone in...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,732
Posted By HeliCooper
Are these flares okay?

I'm working on the fuel lines for the fuselage and although my flares do not have cracks or splits they have what I would describe as flaking or light scoring. I used a couple drops of oil on the...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,179
Posted By HeliCooper
Great resources. Thanks guys

Great resources.

Thanks guys
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,179
Posted By HeliCooper
I have absolutely no knowledge on anything...

I have absolutely no knowledge on anything fiberglass other than section 5. Does anyone have a good resource to go to to learn the basics?
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By HeliCooper
Yeah I prepped the parts a couple weeks ago and...

Yeah I prepped the parts a couple weeks ago and just got the aft tailcone back from storage elsewhere. I didn't even review the plans before attempting to check the fluting. Additionally the part...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By HeliCooper
Holy ****. Time to take the rest of the day off....

Holy ****. Time to take the rest of the day off. Thanks to both you. I know this will blow your mind but it fits a lot better when on the right way. Ugh
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By HeliCooper
Baggage bulkheads

I am having trouble getting the baggage bulkhead to line up with the rivet holes properly. Right now the top rivet holes all the way down the straight flange line up great but then there is a big...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,068
Posted By HeliCooper
For others who were getting close. I fabricated...

For others who were getting close. I fabricated a small (5") steel bar out of 3/16" bar stock from home depot. At first we tried using Popsicle sticks to level the bar on the rivet and then placing...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,306
Posted By HeliCooper
I ran into the same thing with the newly revised...

I ran into the same thing with the newly revised plans. I dimpled and countersunk everything except the 6 holes for the battery box. Everything went together well.
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,175
Posted By HeliCooper
All the fittings were in the valve body but no...

All the fittings were in the valve body but no screws were in them. The screws came in a separate bag. As far as I can tell I do not think anything has been staked. My confusion now is what...
Forum: RV-14 01-08-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,175
Posted By HeliCooper
I have the instructions but the only thing they...

I have the instructions but the only thing they instructed on is how to remove the selector lever.

There is no depression on the screws. I looked up staking and I want to make sure I have this...
Forum: RV-14 01-08-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,175
Posted By HeliCooper
Fuel selector valve screws

Van's says to secure the screws holding the ports to the fuel valve in accordance with the suppliers instructions although Andairs instructions did not have anything specific. Do I need to loctite...
Forum: RV-14 01-08-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,188
Posted By HeliCooper
The literature on the Boeshield says "it dries to...

The literature on the Boeshield says "it dries to a thin waxy film that clings to metal for months." Do you need to worry about the finish flaking off? Do you need to reapply every annual? I did...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,791
Posted By HeliCooper
It only took me doing this to two other skins to...

It only took me doing this to two other skins to finally learn to look for edge breaks before dimpling any skin. For my previous errors I had a special roller made by Mike at Cleaveland tool so that...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,068
Posted By HeliCooper
Riveting side skin to bottom footwell skin

My buddy and I are scratching our head over the best way to to rivet the side skin to the bottom of the foot well skin. The holes are partially obscured by the lower longeron and bucking access is...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,354
Posted By HeliCooper
I have 240 hours on the empennage. This is...

I have 240 hours on the empennage. This is without any of the fiberglass work done. Just the main pieces being completed.

I am at 204 hours on the fuselage and am currently on riveting the...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,449
Posted By HeliCooper
Hey Ron, We do use Robertson heads here in the...

Hey Ron,

We do use Robertson heads here in the main floor of North America. They are used pretty extensively in construction (wood) screws and are gaining popularity. I'm not sure why machine...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,151
Posted By HeliCooper
F14133-1 update

Vans posted an update today that includes a new part number F14133-1 to replace the F14133. Additionally this piece is countersunk instead of dimpled. I assume Van's did this because the new piece...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,051
Posted By HeliCooper
That is the bearing in question. The frustrating...

That is the bearing in question. The frustrating part is I remember calling Van's about the bearing becoming stiffer after riveting bearing in place. I wish I would have corrected the issue back...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,051
Posted By HeliCooper
Control column bearing binding

I asked earlier about shimming of the control column because I believed that was what was causing drag on the control column assembly. I troubleshot the problem more and found that it is actually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By HeliCooper
Hello, I'm working on a RV14. Plans reference...

Hello,

I'm working on a RV14. Plans reference is on page 29-05. It is a COM 3-5 bearing sandwiched in between two pieces of aluminum to create a bearing bracket. This COM 3-5 bearing is what has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By HeliCooper
Control column bearing binding

After installing the control column I have realized that one of the flange bearings has some drag in it. The column wont just drop under its own weight. Van's seems to really think I should...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,317
Posted By HeliCooper
Control column shimming

I have just spent 2.5 hours trying to shim the control column to run smoothly. I have one side shimmed and torqued so it will fall under the weight of it self but I can't seem to figure out a proper...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,596
Posted By HeliCooper
Unfortunately the only thing I have seen is...

Unfortunately the only thing I have seen is before the skins are on. It basically just included buying another mount and putting it in the next bay. I'm not sure how to help with the skins already...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,742
Posted By HeliCooper
I know you asked Keith but I am having the same...

I know you asked Keith but I am having the same issue and I am using Rev. 1
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,742
Posted By HeliCooper
I am on this section as well. I have already...

I am on this section as well. I have already drilled the pilot but have not match drilled the whole hinge. Would there be a problem with drilling a new pilot hole 1/4" above the already drilled...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,592
Posted By HeliCooper
Hard rivets to set

Was wondering what fellow fuselage builders did here.

http://i.imgur.com/UB0hbsMh.jpg?1

I can't figure out how to set the top rivet and the top rivet of the nutplate. I have a tungsten bar and it...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,936
Posted By HeliCooper
This brings up a question I have had. Why the...

This brings up a question I have had. Why the 100lb limit? With the same amount of ribs and rib spacing I assume it isn't a floor load issue.
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By HeliCooper
I do not remember this perfectly but I believe...

I do not remember this perfectly but I believe what I did was to cleco and bolt only the #3 rib and then rivet it. Then cleco and bolt the #2 rib and rivet it. Then cleco and bolt the #1 rib and...
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By HeliCooper
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,925
Posted By HeliCooper
You are okay. Rivet away. I believe you will...

You are okay. Rivet away. I believe you will put the nutplates on later during the finish kit. Someone else can probably speak better to that as I do not have that kit yet.
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,440
Posted By HeliCooper
I did the same. What a pleasant surprise that...

I did the same. What a pleasant surprise that was.
Forum: RV-14 09-21-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,925
Posted By HeliCooper
I reordered parts within the first section too. ...

I reordered parts within the first section too. Now making really good headway on the fuselage with a pair of wings and tail ready to attach to something. You'll make stupider mistakes if you are...
Forum: RV-14 09-21-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By HeliCooper
Congrats Ron. You need to get the picture to...

Congrats Ron. You need to get the picture to another member so we can check it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,925
Posted By HeliCooper
I know it's a fixed wing forum but Mr. Igor...

I know it's a fixed wing forum but Mr. Igor Sikorsky has to be top ten for his work in rotorcraft as well as some pioneering work in airplanes. Probably have to include Wernher von Braun for...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,548
Posted By HeliCooper
Thank you Ron.

Thank you Ron.
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,548
Posted By HeliCooper
I think I finally have my head wrapped around...

I think I finally have my head wrapped around this. It is the fore and aft surfaces on the inside of the cutout of the 1402.
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,548
Posted By HeliCooper
Now I am confused because the fore and aft...

Now I am confused because the fore and aft surfaces of the 1402 butt against aluminum. It mates with the spar carrythrough and the gear brace brackets.
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,548
Posted By HeliCooper
Thank you guys

Thank you guys
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,548
Posted By HeliCooper
Fuselage clarification

Really stupid question.

Page 29-03 step one says "Mask off the forward and aft mating surfaces of the U-01402 Lower Gear Braces and prime"

Do they want you to prime the mating surfaces or the the...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,793
Posted By HeliCooper
Was there strong outcry for running them along...

Was there strong outcry for running them along with the pitot tubing? Ill be running into a similar issue.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,179
Posted By HeliCooper
Battery box deburring

Anyone have any tricks to deburring the edges that Vans already folded over on top of each other. I don't want to pull them apart and weaken the metal.

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,525
Posted By HeliCooper
Punched a hole in bottom skin

I thought I would make it through the whole plane without doing this...I was wrong. Already sent the pictures and my idea for a fix to Van's to see what they think. Just thought I would share to...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,919
Posted By HeliCooper
Aileron trim

Just wanted to get everyone's opinion on installing aileron trim. Is it worth the expense for an airplane that will have an autopilot?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,300
Posted By HeliCooper
Glad to hear you made it through the 40 hours. ...

Glad to hear you made it through the 40 hours. Have fun with it John.
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