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Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By salto
I followed the plans precisely and it worked out...

I followed the plans precisely and it worked out fine. Once you dimple the hole becomes less precise and the side rails provide this so your matching the rest to a precise datum. I'm scratching the...
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By salto
Thanks, when in doubt 'keep scrolling'

Thanks, when in doubt 'keep scrolling'
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By salto
14 Plans

Has anyone been able to find the -14 plans on the new website?
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,193
Posted By salto
Shoving the rabbit 🐰 in first would be...

Shoving the rabbit 🐰 in first would be problematic I'd expect. 😉
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By salto
The gap is normal so as not to create a stress...

The gap is normal so as not to create a stress point on the spring steel.
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By salto
If you are doing this by yourself you will be...

If you are doing this by yourself you will be finding it very challenging.
I used a skinny 6'6" kid, bred in anticipation. ��
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,815
Posted By salto
The parts cheap enough.... The weight loss...

The parts cheap enough.... The weight loss program is what's going to be expensive.. 😩
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,215
Posted By salto
You need the dexterity of a brain surgeon for...

You need the dexterity of a brain surgeon for those and the control yoke bolt.
I did these whilst still on the rotisserie.
Curse like your in a sheep yard helps. 😊
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,495
Posted By salto
Kerry in addition to the advice use a felt tipped...

Kerry in addition to the advice use a felt tipped marker to draw the outline of the fibreglass shape on the top sheet of plastic to help with making sure you wet out properly and using a good set of...
Forum: Tools 04-23-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By salto
Try your heat gun.

Try your heat gun.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,572
Posted By salto
I think I closed my eyes and squeezed the...

I think I closed my eyes and squeezed the trigger..
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,818
Posted By salto
You could also put an air pressure switch in...

You could also put an air pressure switch in your pitot line if your just after air hours.
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,512
Posted By salto
In a practical sense a bit of resistance there is...

In a practical sense a bit of resistance there is not an issue.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,751
Posted By salto
You should get a prize for picking that up Mark. 🏆

You should get a prize for picking that up Mark. 🏆
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,839
Posted By salto
Could it be that the thickness of the proseal...

Could it be that the thickness of the proseal after removing the supplied gasket is a critical measurement. I made sure I had a flange seal thickness that was reasonably generous. Didn't have issues...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,714
Posted By salto
I ran into major problems with freight with the...

I ran into major problems with freight with the recommended unit due to battery capacity.
I couldn't even get it on in hand luggage.
Is there a recommendation out there on an alternative please.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By salto
Probably not Trent but the problem you may have...

Probably not Trent but the problem you may have is if you have a set of thick and thin dies you will be rotating them about from shop head to manufactured head as you work on different areas of your...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-20-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,008
Posted By salto
Looks like your inlet air has too many places to...

Looks like your inlet air has too many places to go. Doesn't flow through your booth like a river. Just a suggestion.
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,615
Posted By salto
I used the rubber washer off a tek screw

I used the rubber washer off a tek screw
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
Posted By salto
Smile Fuel tanks?...

Fuel tanks? 😄

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1757857314280372&id=624226780976770
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
Posted By salto
I didn't have any success with a foam roller and...

I didn't have any success with a foam roller and used a two inch hard plastic printers roller. Worked a treat and is a fast way of applying the proseal.
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
Posted By salto
After making sure everything was ready I just...

After making sure everything was ready I just buttered up all the ribs except the inboard one and carefully placed them in position. The proseal expressed itself after clecoing into the counter sunk...
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By salto
I used PVA wood glue.

I used PVA wood glue.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By salto
I think the plans describe to not over...

I think the plans describe to not over countersink and as a result you end up with the rivet head slightly proud. I'm hoping that before I paint I'm able to either use 3D primer or skim the rivet...
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,642
Posted By salto
There are only two rivets that cause interference...

There are only two rivets that cause interference which I swapped out insitu. It's a very easy document change for Van's.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,441
Posted By salto
AD3 hole size is #40. In the first instance the...

AD3 hole size is #40. In the first instance the rivet will be flush so set up your countersink accordingly, in the second instance a dimpled skin will need to be accommodated so the countersink will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By salto
Being the baggage compartment I'd dip it in JB...

Being the baggage compartment I'd dip it in JB Weld and just set it.
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,377
Posted By salto
I found the stops for the stick just needing a...

I found the stops for the stick just needing a touch on one of the up stops to meet specs, there was a bit of filing down the back though to get the required degrees. More so with the up stop.
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,604
Posted By salto
I got one of those borescopes for $18 which plug...

I got one of those borescopes for $18 which plug straight into the phone. It's been a very useful tool.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By salto
Is it possible that you put too generous layer of...

Is it possible that you put too generous layer of proseal under the Z brackets?
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By salto
Do we need to start worrying about you Ken? :)

Do we need to start worrying about you Ken? :)
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By salto
Thanks Jake and Turner, the results you got from...

Thanks Jake and Turner, the results you got from that technique looks spot on.
Thanks for sharing. 👍
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By salto
Thanks Jake, so you were able to flatten it out...

Thanks Jake, so you were able to flatten it out OK and get it to roll to the proper D shape?
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By salto
Rudder leading edge.

Is it successful to de-rivet the pops on the rudder leading edge, straighten back out and have another crack at rolling the edges.
I really struggled with a broom stick and a pair of mole grips to...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By salto
Not in build manual.

Merry Christmas everyone, great time to pause and celebrate with Family and friends.
All the best from 'down under' Have a safe and healthy new year. 🎄🎆✨
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,676
Posted By salto
This is the advice I received from Vans re sun...

This is the advice I received from Vans re sun protection.

We also have an option that isnít darker but it has almost total UVA and UVB protection

Part # F-14126 SC-15 (adds $75) Part # C-01401...
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,796
Posted By salto
Agree with Bob, the 2x has all the grunt you...

Agree with Bob, the 2x has all the grunt you need. The only rivets that take a fair bit of power are the large rivets that fill the tooling holes in the fuel tank ribs. You only have to swell those...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,796
Posted By salto
When you build your work benches built them to a...

When you build your work benches built them to a height that is comfortable for you and spend the time getting them absolutely flat.
My main work bench is the size of one full sheet of waterproof...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,846
Posted By salto
Seriously!

Seriously!
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,679
Posted By salto
Thanks for sharing the information Keith, I think...

Thanks for sharing the information Keith, I think I'll give it a go.
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,679
Posted By salto
Looks good Keith, did you sika the side rails...

Looks good Keith, did you sika the side rails also? Can't quite tell from the photo.
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,679
Posted By salto
Thanks Chris I've been procrastinating about this...

Thanks Chris I've been procrastinating about this myself. I have been struggling with a decision on whether to do as instructed or attach with sika along the roll bar. I'll probably do the latter but...
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,676
Posted By salto
It's only by chance that I found out there are...

It's only by chance that I found out there are several choices of canopy so hopefully through these posts builders are made aware.
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,465
Posted By salto
What an understanding Wife you must have .....

What an understanding Wife you must have .. congratulations.:)
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,841
Posted By salto
Match drilling. If I remember you need to fit the...

Match drilling. If I remember you need to fit the skin and match drill first. The rib holes are undersized.
Plans call for countersinks in wing walkway area. I dimpled my inboard ribs so I dimpled...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,451
Posted By salto
I've been using the Wattle product and scuff the...

I've been using the Wattle product and scuff the dimple lines prior to dimpling then scuff the lot prior to painting. Where I've missed the odd dimple it seems to stand up to dimpling after but not...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By salto
Spiral wrap or split electrical tubing is all you...

Spiral wrap or split electrical tubing is all you need if your worried.
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,377
Posted By salto
Spin recovery perhaps..

Spin recovery perhaps..
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,620
Posted By salto
Something to note a very nice Lanceair crash here...

Something to note a very nice Lanceair crash here in Australia. Done up with all the latest equipment including duel electronic ignition.
Reason for the accident was the alternator fan belt let go...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,380
Posted By salto
Well your in there now and can get in there in...

Well your in there now and can get in there in the future if putting some proseal around flange and doing the nut back up doesn't work.
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,678
Posted By salto
Very elegant paint scheme Greg. Hope you don't...

Very elegant paint scheme Greg. Hope you don't mind if I end up painting mine similar. I can't believe the procrastination involved in deciding on what clothes to put on the aircraft.
Nicely done. 👍
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,465
Posted By salto
Thanks Scott and Carl for clearing this up. 👍

Thanks Scott and Carl for clearing this up. 👍
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,465
Posted By salto
I note that it seems to be a given that a...

I note that it seems to be a given that a magnetometer be fitted when a Garmin system is being installed but seems like an optional extra with the Dynon system.
I can't get a definitive answer...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,008
Posted By salto
The workmanship is certainly of high level....

The workmanship is certainly of high level. Looking forward to the interior layout. 👍
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,563
Posted By salto
After regrinding the angle I used them to set the...

After regrinding the angle I used them to set the aileron trailing edge rivets also using no glue or tape.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,487
Posted By salto
Strewth Jared... You won't fly if you do to many...

Strewth Jared... You won't fly if you do to many of those. 😀
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,954
Posted By salto
We flip tyres on our crop dusters without a...

We flip tyres on our crop dusters without a second thought. Timing the flip is important and the tyre needs to be in good order.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,239
Posted By salto
Biggest frustration I have and I haven't sorted...

Biggest frustration I have and I haven't sorted it yet is the connector run through to the control sticks. As I've mentioned before the mini molex connectors should be left off until the wires are...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,898
Posted By salto
Very creative Marc. 👍

Very creative Marc. 👍
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 91,252
Posted By salto
Light saber factory?

Light saber factory?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 03:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,062
Posted By salto
Thanks Mike, the - 14 tunnel won't work for this...

Thanks Mike, the - 14 tunnel won't work for this unit and the fuel lines from the tanks are tight along the forward section of the spar so firewall forward looks like the only practical area. Be nice...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,969
Posted By salto
Yes agree Scott just not sure if it puts it past...

Yes agree Scott just not sure if it puts it past the aft balance line as I don't have the prop weight yet. Might be a no go just not sure yet.
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