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Forum: RV-14 01-02-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,435
Posted By Debovsky
Would that mean you can't install a fixed pitch...

Would that mean you can't install a fixed pitch prop on the -14? So what is the point to follow the "build light" philosophy if any weight lost is to produce an adverse effect to the aircraft C.G.?
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,670
Posted By Debovsky
It is now corrected. Thanks for reporting the...

It is now corrected. Thanks for reporting the issue.
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,670
Posted By Debovsky
AN824 jam nut torque value

I thought this could be useful to others. Especially to the first time builders like me :D.

I'm about to complete the fuel cells and I'm to the point where I need to torque the jam nut (AN924-4D) on...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,543
Posted By Debovsky
Landing light bracket

This is what I have done on my wings. The beam is fully adjustable on horizontal and vertical. The only modification you need to do on the original parts (W-00017) is to install 3 nutplates. I intend...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 112,348
Posted By Debovsky
Perhaps the Adept Airmotive may be an alternative

Did anyone notice their booth at Oshkosh? Adept Airmotive. They were just few yards from Van's booth.

Here is their website: http://www.adeptairmotive.com/pages/26011

This a 120 deg V-6, 285 hp,...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,393
Posted By Debovsky
Back riveting setup

Tom, what kind of setup have you done in order to "roll" the fuse over the steel plate (I guess this is what you're using right?) Is there a recess in your table where you drop the steel plate in so...
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,474
Posted By Debovsky
I may have a way around this.

Today I did the skin mating on the left wing top skins as suggested on page 16-02 and I'm not really happy with it. The result is okay but I hope the skins won't show fatigue crack in the...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,774
Posted By Debovsky
Okay. I've tried a technique that returned very...

Okay. I've tried a technique that returned very acceptable results. I did use a "plumbing" washer but the one I used is slightly different. It has a zinc plated washer glued on the rubber washer and...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,448
Posted By Debovsky
RV-14 line drawing

I've made/reworked a line drawing from a CAD file supplied by Van's. I'm using Autocad to generate a PDF file that I convert to a PNG file afterward. This allows for replication of identical drawings...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,774
Posted By Debovsky
I've seen that trick on Kitplane mag (Eliminate...

I've seen that trick on Kitplane mag (Eliminate Gaps While Riveting - March 2014). I guess this is the way to go.

I have installed about ten of them out of 50. Should I remove them or there is...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,774
Posted By Debovsky
Curling flanges. Did it happen to you?

I'm at the point to finalized riveting the wing ribs to the aft spar. The problem I have is when the rivet is almost set then the flange ends up "curled" some how (see image attached). It does that...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,920
Posted By Debovsky
I realize that this is an old thread but what...

I realize that this is an old thread but what have you come up with since then? I've come to ask Van's support about that same question a couple of days ago because I intend to make a slight...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,036
Posted By Debovsky
Instrument panel dimensions

Can any one of you guys building the fuselage provide some insight?
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,602
Posted By Debovsky
I intend to polish the whole thing. Looking...

I intend to polish the whole thing. Looking inside of a blinker or a car/truck tail light, the convex cup is chromed all over and this is done on purpose; to boost the light output.

My two cents.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,238
Posted By Debovsky
Possibly an oversized hole??

Apparently you seem to have this issues no matter the tool you're using right?
If so, let's have a look at a possible cause that could have a common point; the hole size. You need to be very careful...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By Debovsky
Check out this...

Check out this thread:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=102812

Apparently, it is acceptable like that. I've asked Van's support and they said "build on". But it doesn't hurt to...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,132
Posted By Debovsky
Perhaps you can have a look a this thread....

Perhaps you can have a look a this thread. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=102965

I've been asking myself basically the same question. I called Van's tech support and was told...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,592
Posted By Debovsky
In my case, I decided to change and adapt the SB...

In my case, I decided to change and adapt the SB call outs based on what you can see on Section 17.0 instead of those indicated in Section 12.0. Reason for that is quite simple; why should I install...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,141
Posted By Debovsky
Your answer is right...

Your answer is right here

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/flyin-schedule.htm

;)
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 120
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 75,588
Posted By Debovsky
I've broken the ice. I'm quite literate with...

I've broken the ice. I'm quite literate with Office products for years but not with "online" services so I'm not sure if what I've done is okay. Since the page was blank with no headers, I took the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By Debovsky
Hola Roberto. You are not just a builder. You are...

Hola Roberto. You are not just a builder. You are an artist. !!

It seems like you were everywhere to take these wonderful shots.!! Congrats.!! We were there my wife and I and you made us relive...
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,227
Posted By Debovsky
I recall that in my case, I had 4 separate items....

I recall that in my case, I had 4 separate items. All had tabs. I was confused at first and I almost remove then all but I called Van's support and the tech pointed out that removal of the tabs...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,823
Posted By Debovsky
Tip: Giving a second life to your expansive 3M deburring wheel

When it comes to deburr your aluminum parts, the 3M deburring wheel is without no contest the best in its class. It will smooth out the edges without "churning" into the parts. Be careful though...
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 78,270
Posted By Debovsky
I told you. The painted dollar signs and arrows...

I told you. The painted dollar signs and arrows are targets to hit.! :eek:

Welcome to the club. :D
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,240
Posted By Debovsky
Well, that list could then become an addendum to...

Well, that list could then become an addendum to the "27 years of RVators"??

I've bought the book a couple of years ago and this is exactly what it is; a collection of tricks and tips to future...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,036
Posted By Debovsky
I've purchased the Gretz Aero pitot mast few days...

I've purchased the Gretz Aero pitot mast few days ago. I intend to install Dynon stuff including their heated Pitot/AOA kit. Besides, I think that this mast should fit pretty much anything that looks...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,407
Posted By Debovsky
Yes there is a specific instruction in the plans...

Yes there is a specific instruction in the plans where it says to dimple the top flange. Here it is: Page 14-02 step 7, parag 3: Dimple the top flanges of the wing ribs EXCEPT do not dimple the rib...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,823
Posted By Debovsky
Ken, Do these variations were observed on new...

Ken,

Do these variations were observed on new nuts and bolts or on those removed from the spars?

I've ordered a brand new torque wrench as well and I'll do my own testing this week end. Will post...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,923
Posted By Debovsky
Same issue here...

To the -14 group.

I'm facing the same problem with a tight fit for that Torque tube support bracket. Perhaps I could fit it there but I fear there will be some distortion. I can "shorten" a bit the...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,823
Posted By Debovsky
I do have a torque wrench scaled in "in-lb" and I...

I do have a torque wrench scaled in "in-lb" and I tried to "measure" the drag induced by the lock nut and in no way I could detect a 14in-lb drag value. Cracking your knuckles will be a zillion time...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,823
Posted By Debovsky
corrected torque value for drag?

I don't know for you guys but I have decided to change almost ALL the lock nuts on the main spar bolts. Frankly, I fail to understand why Van's installed these on the spar in the first place since...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,719
Posted By Debovsky
I wrote to SafeAir1 last week asking if they had...

I wrote to SafeAir1 last week asking if they had any plans for tank bungs and wing tip tanks (ER tanks) for the -14. The answer was... Negative. They said that since current fuel capacity is 50 gal,...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,469
Posted By Debovsky
Tom, Seen that way it makes sense. I guess there...

Tom,

Seen that way it makes sense. I guess there are many ways of expressing "NOTES" on a specific set of instructions. In this case, it precedes the instruction. Being a professional engineer...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,469
Posted By Debovsky
Countersink question supplemental

I'm a bit confused with this one; On step 2, 3rd paragraph, instruction says NOTE: Machine countersink in all rib locations. What does this means? I find that a little bit...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,099
Posted By Debovsky
I would definitely sleep better with a scratch...

I would definitely sleep better with a scratch free flap bracket. I'll contact Van's with this.
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,099
Posted By Debovsky
Flap bracket with a dent from manufacturing?

Hello group,

I'm wondering if this dent (circled in red) in the Flap bracket (W-1025A) is something to be concerned with or should I simply ignore it?...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,895
Posted By Debovsky
Perhaps it could be related to that same subject,...

Perhaps it could be related to that same subject, I'm studying the wings assembly manual and I'm wondering where to install the secondary SkyView ADAHRS Module (the SV-ADAHRS-201 for redundancy)....
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,622
Posted By Debovsky
Perhaps one of the best purchase I've made is for...

Perhaps one of the best purchase I've made is for a DRDT-2 dimpling machine from Experimental Aero. Actually, its a 2-into-1 tool with which you can either dimple skins and ribs but you can also...
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 78,270
Posted By Debovsky
Suffering crates...

I was looking at Tom's picture and it looks like his crates have suffered of similar abuses as mine (and other builder's for that matter).

As if the red arrows and dollar signs painted out on sides...
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,634
Posted By Debovsky
Exclamation Burrs on the wing spars

While unpacking the crates, I was having a close look at the wing spars for an initial inspection. To my surprise, I noticed that there are burrs on pretty much every edges of both spars cut-outs and...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 78,270
Posted By Debovsky
Freight charges

I've paid about $530 down to here which is around 300 miles north-west of Montreal. That makes 2,600 miles from Aurora Oregon by road.
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 78,270
Posted By Debovsky
Wing Kit #070 is now in

After few phone calls and many emails to sort out the paperwork for transport and custom clearance, the wing kit finally got here. !!:D

Lets take a pause to attend AirVenture and on return start...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 78,270
Posted By Debovsky
Received order confirmation for wing kit #140070....

Received order confirmation for wing kit #140070. Expected delivery date on the week of June 24
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 45,187
Posted By Debovsky
Update on the light strip posted few weeks ago....

Update on the light strip posted few weeks ago. I'm still impressed with the light output but I've run into some kind of problem. Although the strip is "dimmable", it isn't with any kind of...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,466
Posted By Debovsky
On April 15th, I've ordered the -14 wing kit. I...

On April 15th, I've ordered the -14 wing kit. I wanted to take advantage of the SNF prices. As of today, I have no clue if my order is being processed at all. I guess so. I trust they are.

I'd like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,712
Posted By Debovsky
here's another place to buy

This vendor also has those for the rocker switches.

http://www.periheliondesign.com/switchguards.htm
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 86,406
Posted By Debovsky
Great news

Gush... Will have to redo the panel design again... :D

Really, there is always room for improvement. Congratulation and keep up with the good work !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,713
Posted By Debovsky
Hi Steve, your answer is exactly what I was...

Hi Steve, your answer is exactly what I was looking for. Now it is clear about equipment selection.

With respect to regulation in Canada vs US, it is most of the time fairly similar in many aspects...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,713
Posted By Debovsky
re: Do I need to install a GPS with a G3X or Skyview EFIS?

Hello Steve, thanks for the quick reply.

As a matter of fact, I don't intend to fly in IFR conditions (or file a flight plan under these conditions) so I'll skip the stand alone GPS unit so the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,713
Posted By Debovsky
Do I need to install a GPS with a G3X or Skyview EFIS?

Perhaps this question has been addressed before and I tried to find a thread in the forum discussing this but I quit searching. Its like looking for a needle in a hay ball.

I'm seriously considering...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 45,187
Posted By Debovsky
Just my 2 cents. I've purchased this light strip...

Just my 2 cents. I've purchased this light strip couple of weeks ago for a try and I was quite impress by the light output and by the simplicity of its...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,283
Posted By Debovsky
For those interested, I've put side by side...

For those interested, I've put side by side numbers from the 7, 9 and 14 in a table. I wanted to compare mostly the range and payload for these airframe in order to make a thoughtful decision on the...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,164
Posted By Debovsky
Is there a mailing list for RV-14 sub kits announcement?

I'm really looking forward to that day where VAN announces that the RV-14 sub-kits and QB kits are now available. I was wondering if anyone is aware about a mailing list (from VAN) to advise builders...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,283
Posted By Debovsky
I've ordered a 9 empennage kit a while a go. My...

I've ordered a 9 empennage kit a while a go. My choice stopped on the 9 for several good reasons however, I'm a bit concerned about its limited payload capacity. At least compared to the 14. I...
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