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Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. Opinions on quarter turns vs. hinges...

Greetings.

Opinions on quarter turns vs. hinges aside, you've made the right decision for you. Congratulations! Others can build according to what works for them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,918
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. I made a legend using PowerPoint, had...

Greetings.

I made a legend using PowerPoint, had it printed and laminated then just used doublestick tape to affix it forward of the fuel selector. Since my interior is painted a hammered silver...
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. I installed them...

Greetings.

I installed them (https://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2017/01/rudder-fairings-installed.html) only because I liked their look. Spruce...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. Be careful if it's cold where you...

Greetings.

Be careful if it's cold where you are: Keep your plexi warm and happy during cutting, drilling etc.

You can follow my canopy fitting experience here...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. As you've identified, page 26-21,...

Greetings.

As you've identified, page 26-21, Step 3 is redundant/moot/misplaced/unnecessary. Your seat ribs are tacked down already. Build on :)

Be sure to mind the "no rivet zones" and the note...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings, An image showing correct placement on...

Greetings,

An image showing correct placement on the forward side of VS-01402 Vertical Stabilizer Bracket (this is also clearly indicated on page 11-08 and similarly implied on page...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By RV-14E
That's a correct interpretation. My apologies. ...

That's a correct interpretation. My apologies. You are correct that the plans do not specify when those outboard ribs get riveted. However, tacking down the outboard seat ribs with the inboard...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,403
Posted By RV-14E
My friend and I completed the SB on my flying...

My friend and I completed the SB on my flying airframe last week. It took about an hour. You can read about the details here: ...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings, The callout in Figure 1 on 26-14...

Greetings,

The callout in Figure 1 on 26-14 states "AN426AD3-3.5 all skin to rib and skin to bulkhead rivets". Thus, this would include F-01415-L/R. I reviewed my time lapse video when I completed...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 64,544
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. Be careful that the Canopy Close-Out...

Greetings.

Be careful that the Canopy Close-Out doesn't impinge on your instruments behind the panel when the canopy closes. The Close-Out is the gray box-like area with clecos in this...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. As a datum point, I did not have the...

Greetings.

As a datum point, I did not have the F-01471 Forward Top Skin riveted when I fit the canopy (https://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2016/06/finish-38-canopy-and-window-canopy.html). Following...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. Since I went with GRT avionics, the...

Greetings.

Since I went with GRT avionics, the kit wasn't provisioned for my selection.

I placed my magnetometer in the tail...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,789
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. It's possible with a mushroom set,...

Greetings.

It's possible with a mushroom set, but it's tough to do. When I caused a dent in that area, I tried using a 12" long backrivet set...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. Don't worry. You're not a dopey...

Greetings.

Don't worry. You're not a dopey twit. Few play this game without making some awesome errors.

Can you provide a specific part number that you're referring to? That could help us give...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. Great place to put stuff if you...

Greetings.

Great place to put stuff if you aren't going to have a glove box and don't anticipate accessing whatever you're going put there much, if at all. I put my SkyRadar DX there...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. I mounted dual USB power socket...

Greetings.

I mounted dual USB power socket adjacent to my canopy handle (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2018/08/avionics-canopy-usb-power-change.html). I created a mount for the socket out of some 1/8"...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. I hope this helps, but you may...

Greetings.

I hope this helps, but you may already be committed by virtue of having any rivets set. Perhaps this will help with your approach for the other wing?

I was able to rivet the both...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,461
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. Consider using VAF's search feature...

Greetings.

Consider using VAF's search feature (or better yet, Google's specific site search (https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433?hl=en)) to find examples of what you're looking...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,403
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. I don't see the advantage of doing...

Greetings.

I don't see the advantage of doing so. By the time you get around to installing the parts associated with the SB, you'll have developed the skills to manage it with confidence. And if...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,403
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. Please see this VAF post...

Greetings.

Please see this VAF post (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1269265&postcount=12) for examples of cracks on a flying RV-14 (not RV-14A).

Here are the parts contained...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. See page 11-05, Step 1, Figure 2. ...

Greetings.

See page 11-05, Step 1, Figure 2. Those holes are for clecos to secure the HS for the final drill tasks you cite on page 11-06 (it's similar to the hole on the VS for the same purpose on...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By RV-14E
Gentlemen, Very kind, thank you. I am pleased...

Gentlemen,

Very kind, thank you. I am pleased you find my blog (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/) useful. Such sentiments make time I spent nourishing the blog worth-the-while.
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By RV-14E
Same experience on my build...

Same experience on my build (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2016/01/wings-wing-tips-shortened-and.html).

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hdYJu6voHmM/UprJN1ByPeI/AAAAAAAAC-4/OE0-h1v5vcE/s800/IMG_4362.JPG...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. Some datum points for you: I...

Greetings.

Some datum points for you:


I ordered my engine and prop (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2015/08/powerplant-propeller-and-engine-ordered.html) on 19-Aug-2015.
Prop came...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,814
Posted By RV-14E
Next time you land hard in your RV-14, remember...

Next time you land hard in your RV-14, remember the abuse Van's subjected the design to in this 7m13s YouTube video they shared with the community:

RV-14 Drop Testing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,219
Posted By RV-14E
I used my 14 year old HP Officejet to print...

I used my 14 year old HP Officejet to print labels in 6 point font, cut them into itty bitty strips, slipped some clear heatshrink tubing over them and the wire then ran the heat gun on it for a few...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings, A few unrelated observations. I am...

Greetings,

A few unrelated observations. I am not suggesting these are structural concerns as I lack the qualifications to make that determination. However, they speak to an awareness of technique...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. You'll receive a lot of suggestions...

Greetings. You'll receive a lot of suggestions and they'll probably all be good ones. I'll share a technique I used which helped eliminate a drill bit that wants to take a walk.


Cleco up the...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,189
Posted By RV-14E
There are pushbutton options out there that...

There are pushbutton options out there that builders have integrated. Search VAF for them. They might be of interest to you.
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,189
Posted By RV-14E
There's no right or wrong here. It comes down to...

There's no right or wrong here. It comes down to personal preference. I didn't like the look of the winged fasteners. I'm not bothered by needing a screwdriver...
Forum: COMM 10-08-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By RV-14E
I used the discrete inputs on both the GTR-200...

I used the discrete inputs on both the GTR-200 and the GMA-240/5, as shown below on my Tosten CS-8 stick legend image, when I wired my control column harness...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,189
Posted By RV-14E
Sure helps to have the insert tool:...

Sure helps to have the insert tool:
https://store.skybolt.com/4p3-t26-p3226.aspx

Here's an example of how it's used (poor pic, sorry) from when I finally got the fasteners installed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,302
Posted By RV-14E
An update on the tubing to use for the Horis...

An update on the tubing to use for the Horis instruments.

On inquiry about the suggested tubing diameter, Kanardia said

"We typically use 4 mm ID and 8 mm OD silicone tube. Plastic tube works...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By RV-14E
Elegant! What a smart idea!

Elegant! What a smart idea!
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings, Please be careful when "torqueing...

Greetings,

Please be careful when "torqueing away" any gap on your aircraft. Over torqueing can get you into a bad place.

Thinking through some possibilities:

Consider measuring both your...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By RV-14E
Greetings. I can't comment on that particular...

Greetings.

I can't comment on that particular magnetometer location as mine is located in the tail (https://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2016/03/avionics-magnetometer-bracket.html).

However, your EE...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By RV-14E
What an exciting stage to be at! ...

What an exciting stage to be at! Congratulations!

I suspect you'll be fine. You'll probably want the flaps off so you have clear access to the rear spar attachment bolt.

Though I doubt it'd be an...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,373
Posted By RV-14E
Help keep that precious air going over the...

Help keep that precious air going over the cylinders.

Here's part of what the plans specify, from when I placed the baffles (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2017/02/fwf-cowl-baffle.html):

Left aft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,550
Posted By RV-14E
Indeed. However, the AD does not direct...

Indeed. However, the AD does not direct returning to "BOTH" after going to "OFF".



It's that part that seems like it might cause a after/back-fire. Would there not be unignited fuel in the...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By RV-14E
I'm glad you find it helpful. Build on!

I'm glad you find it helpful. Build on!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,550
Posted By RV-14E
Curious...wouldn't that cause a back/after-fire?

Curious...wouldn't that cause a back/after-fire?
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By RV-14E
If I understand correctly what you're...

If I understand correctly what you're articulating....I think you just overlooked Page 18-08, Step 4. Should be straightforward to rectify that.


"Machine countersink the 5 screw holes in the...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By RV-14E
Sounds like the longer bolt is in order. Be...

Sounds like the longer bolt is in order. Be especially sure to use the correct number/thickness of washers so you don't bottom out the nut on a longer bolt.

I have a vague recollection of doing...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By RV-14E
Is your torque wrench set correctly? Are you...

Is your torque wrench set correctly? Are you figuring for the drag torque? Are the washer thicknesses correct? You may need to use a thinner one(s) if that's an option.

A reminder from page...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By RV-14E
For those building their own panels, here's what...

For those building their own panels, here's what I used as the PWM dimmer for the LED strip. Independent control for both colors. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By RV-14E
The light strip under the glareshield can throw a...

The light strip under the glareshield can throw a ton of light when at full brightness. It even lights up the foot well area. You may find it...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,119
Posted By RV-14E
There's always this bad boy, which I stole from...

There's always this bad boy, which I stole from here: ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By RV-14E
I have the HXrs and a Garmin GTR-200. I find it...

I have the HXrs and a Garmin GTR-200. I find it useful to have the EFIS push freqs over to the transceiver. For example, from the EFIS map page, I can select an airport, then from the Waypoint...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By RV-14E
That's an excellent consideration. Here you...

That's an excellent consideration.



Here you go:

https://rv-14a.blogspot.com/search/label/53%20ACK%20ELT

In the...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By RV-14E
This is probably one of those items where you...

This is probably one of those items where you can't go wrong with most anything you choose whether you drop a lot of green or not.

It will, among other things, of course come down to what you're...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By RV-14E
Forgive me for suggesting, but it might be worth...

Forgive me for suggesting, but it might be worth measuring once more, from the beginning of the process, just to make sure you didn't accidentally overlook something in your initial measurement. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,119
Posted By RV-14E
You may need to try different combinations of...

You may need to try different combinations of washers/shims to eliminate bearing load. I believe there ought not be a change in friction as you torque the nuts. Shim with care.

If it's any...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By RV-14E
A gentle search on VAF yields the following...

A gentle search on VAF yields the following RV-14-specific conversation. You may consider searching for other experiences and considerations as they apply to other models given the...
Forum: Tools 09-20-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By RV-14E
There is surely an element of personal preference...

There is surely an element of personal preference in which tools one uses as there are multiple ways to complete many of the tasks.

I wonder if your experience with a band saw is related to the...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,189
Posted By RV-14E
In my case: Cheaper than quarter turns...

In my case:

Cheaper than quarter turns everywhere.
The upper hinges are the least accessible.
The hinges avoid the pillowing that quarter turns can create.


Also, using the F-14134A-L/R Cowl...
Forum: Tools 09-20-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By RV-14E
I used a Craftsman 9" with a SuperCut 62"...

I used a Craftsman 9" with a SuperCut 62" 3/8"x0.14 24 TPI blade. That blade made short work of aluminum.

Here it is working on the aileron stiffeners...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By RV-14E
Check the EAA video above. It's only 2 minutes. ...

Check the EAA video above. It's only 2 minutes. The presenter shared that when the seal is on the threads, removing the nut can cause the threads to "roll" (I think he means "strip"), requiring...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By RV-14E
Thank you. I hadn't considered that. I...

Thank you. I hadn't considered that. I investigated your suggestion and found this EAA video that offers the same advice:

https://video.eaa.org/detail/video/29739769001/torque-seal-application
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By RV-14E
Definitely thread drift :) Wing attach bolts...

Definitely thread drift :)

Wing attach bolts were super easy (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/search/label/41%20Wing%20Attachment). They all slid in real nice with gentle tapping. Per plans, just...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By RV-14E
Glad to hear it's resolved! I was busy composing...

Glad to hear it's resolved! I was busy composing my post when you had posted yours.

Build on.
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By RV-14E
I outline on my blog some of the things I learned...

I outline on my blog some of the things I learned from attaching the gear legs (http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2016/01/finish-tricycle-landing-gear-and-engine.html). A few things to consider


Did you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By RV-14E
Does your backrivet set look like this (I assumed...

Does your backrivet set look like this (I assumed it did)?

https://aircraft-tool.com/shop/dbpics/medium/2470.jpg

If not, that may be the traditional solution rather than using the O-rings. The...
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