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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 05:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By Reflex
Great question and I certainly thought about...

Great question and I certainly thought about going that way.

For me, the issue isn't price. Brass would be easy to find, inexpensive, and would likely perform adequately.

I'd like to use a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By Reflex
Yes, Legris makes one. Part number 3109 55 11...

Yes, Legris makes one. Part number 3109 55 11 available at MSC Direct. MSC's part number is 06108591. 3/16 tube x 1/8" NPT elbow.

Spoke to Legris/Parker tech. Fine for aluminum tubing.

About...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By Reflex
Hoping the image shows up now. I miss Tiny Pic!

Hoping the image shows up now.

I miss Tiny Pic!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By Reflex
Any reson not to do it this way? (Pitot connections)

I've noticed that most builders are flaring the ends of the pitot/AOS assembly. I'm wondering if a push to connect is acceptable? I'm using a Garmin GAP-26 heated pitot. According to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By Reflex
Jeremy, What program are you using to lay out...

Jeremy,

What program are you using to lay out the panels? Looks nice.

Fred
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Reflex
Question on Roll Servo & Roll Trim

Using Garmin GSA-28 servos, Iíve been struggling to get the proper wiring for the roll and roll trim completed. At issue is that the harness supplied by Vans does not comply with Garminís...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By Reflex
Gentlemen, Many thanks for your replies. I took...

Gentlemen,

Many thanks for your replies. I took your advice and contacted Don. He told me exactly what the three of you posted. I am moving forward with APF.

Thanks again,

Fred
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By Reflex
IO-390 Question (Airflow Performance Fuel Injection)

Recently I ordered the IO-390 for my -14. After speaking with Tech, I chose the Airflow Performance Fuel Injection option at no charge.

Yesterday, I got an e-mail from Van's wanting to make sure...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Reflex
Rod End Bearings (Aileron)

I'm having a bit of trouble tightening the rod end bearings for the aileron push/pull tubes.

My question is, How did you tighten the jam nuts? Proper torque values for this part can be found on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Reflex
Went through the same thing. Finally found what...

Went through the same thing. Finally found what I was looking for. Probably took me longer to find the right Molex (Vans sent the wrong one) than it did to build the new harness.

You might post...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Reflex
Many thanks for the responses. It appears that...

Many thanks for the responses. It appears that there are several factors in play with the responses.


Garmin does not have a minimum length, they recommend not cutting the tubing. Dynon has a...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Reflex
Pitot Question - Install/Removal

I'm a bit perplexed about the pitot install. I've looked though countless builder sites and threads and believe I must be overthinking this. At issue: after the mast is installed, how is everybody...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By Reflex
Unfortunately, we're not that lucky. However, I...

Unfortunately, we're not that lucky. However, I did have success.

http://i64.tinypic.com/29mqavl.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/2ij2lhc.jpg
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,804
Posted By Reflex
I used the Mouser Plans as well. They are a...

I used the Mouser Plans as well. They are a terrific design and work well. I'll go a little further than Scott and say that without wheels the stand would be almost worthless.

One modification I...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By Reflex
How did you buck/sqeeze this rivet?

Perhaps it's a technique I've yet to learn, but I can figure out how to buck or squeeze the rivet below. The rivet is actually touching the U-shaped aileron bracket. When I try to buck, the rivet...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Reflex
JDA, Thanks for the reply. I saw those on Ebay...

JDA,

Thanks for the reply. I saw those on Ebay and almost went that route, however I was afraid that the item may be some sort of knock-off instead of Molex so I passed.

After looking through...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Reflex
Many thanks for the replies. This is...

Many thanks for the replies.



This is absolutely the issue and it is the opposite of what I was told by tech. The problem is that the Molex connector on WH-00011 has no ears to secure it to...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Reflex
Can't figure out which connector (Molex woes)...

Having a bit of trouble trying to figure out how to get the Molex connector below to fit in the allotted slot. Right now the connector is significantly too small. See pictures below. The plans...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,533
Posted By Reflex
Garmin Magnetometer Placement (Again!)

I know this has been covered and there are about as many answers as there are posts on this subject, but I have to ask. Given that Garmin has very specific recommendations on where not to place the...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,586
Posted By Reflex
Just a couple of thoughts.... jpmbgood...

Just a couple of thoughts....

jpmbgood said:


bmarvel said:


It appears to me that Bill's RV-14 actually exceeds the published top end speed. 155 kts = 155 x 1.15078 is 178 mph. The published...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By Reflex
I ground down my 3" yoke and used a hand squeezer...

I ground down my 3" yoke and used a hand squeezer normally. I've learned that I can be afraid to "customize" my tools when needed. I took off roughly 1/16 (maybe a little more) on each side. Hated...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,247
Posted By Reflex
Would have been nice to know that before W-00017...

Would have been nice to know that before W-00017 was installed. It would be much easier to fabricate a bezel or bracket with W-00017 outside the wing. Would also reduce time trying to figure out or...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,247
Posted By Reflex
JT, Many thanks, great information. ...

JT,

Many thanks, great information. Unfortunately, I don't have section 52 so I'll be tracking additional data down on Monday.

Looks like it's definitely time to install the landing lights...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,247
Posted By Reflex
Landing light install....frustrated

After surfing through various web sites, searching the Van's store, and running a few searches on VAF, I decided I need to get a bit of advice. I'm having trouble figuring out how to install the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,891
Posted By Reflex
Andy, What a wonderful update! Great to hear...

Andy,

What a wonderful update! Great to hear about Pie and her ongoing recovery. Enjoyed getting an update on what's been going on. Looks like the last few days was the trip of a lifetime.

We...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By Reflex
Jon, I went through the same thing. I also...

Jon,

I went through the same thing. I also found that the elevator fairing was slightly "thicker" (top to bottom) than the HS fairing. I cut two 1/4" balsa sticks and slid them back and forth in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-07-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By Reflex
Ditto. Randy, glad you asked....just getting...

Ditto.

Randy, glad you asked....just getting into this now. Looking forward to responses.
Forum: Fiberglass 12-21-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,329
Posted By Reflex
Many thanks for the input. I shot the K36 last...

Many thanks for the input. I shot the K36 last night directly over the DP90LF with no sanding. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. No sign of where I sanded through the filler.

Fred
Forum: Fiberglass 12-20-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,329
Posted By Reflex
Question on DPLF Primer/Sealer

I'm using DPLF 90 (black) under K36 (gray) high builder primer on my -14. Last night, after shooting the elevator fairings, I noticed that I had a couple of spots where I sanded through the epoxy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Reflex
I'm working on a -14, but I had the same issue. ...

I'm working on a -14, but I had the same issue. Not sure how long I worked assembling, dissembling, pushing, pulling, and swearing before I got it to fit. I was pretty sure that there was an issue...
Forum: RV-14 09-21-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By Reflex
A picture is worth a thousand...

A picture is worth a thousand words.

http://i65.tinypic.com/198huh.jpg

One thing I've learned is not to be afraid to modify tools. I know it's hard to take a perfectly good tool and grind it...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By Reflex
It rivets to F-01411E and F-01414 which rivets to...

It rivets to F-01411E and F-01414 which rivets to the main side longeron (page 10-27 figure 1). The "3-sided notch" or cut out is so that the bolts that hold on the elevator bearing (page 8-03...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,256
Posted By Reflex
Anxious for some additional replies on this...

Anxious for some additional replies on this thread. Working on this right now. Have all the fairings cleco'd in place and need to decide how best to proceed. I've decided not to glass the lower...
Forum: Tools 07-22-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,800
Posted By Reflex
After using the nutplates as a jig, I thought I'd...

After using the nutplates as a jig, I thought I'd try a jig so I bought one. As Mr. Martin said, it's a whole lot faster and much more accurate. It's one of those things I bought and thought,...
Forum: Primers 07-04-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By Reflex
Trent, Not sure if you were asking about how to...

Trent,

Not sure if you were asking about how to mix it in the can, or the ratio being used.

If you're asking about mixing it in the can, if you're going the larger container route (1/2 gallon in a...
Forum: Primers 07-03-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By Reflex
I've had/have the same issue. I'm far enough...

I've had/have the same issue. I'm far enough into the build that I've become used to what has to be done before the paint is used. There's been multiple discussions about the the consistency of the...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,114
Posted By Reflex
I had the same issue. No matter what I did,...

I had the same issue. No matter what I did, either there was a gap where the two pieces meet or, if I held them together, the rivets wouldn't line up. It appeared that the radius of the bend was...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,931
Posted By Reflex
Not sure if the pictures below are going to...

Not sure if the pictures below are going to answer your questions, but maybe they'll help. I clamped the skeleton down firmly and that left me two hands to rivet. Used a standard tungsten bar. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,138
Posted By Reflex
Bill, Sincerest congrats!! I hope you'll...

Bill,

Sincerest congrats!! I hope you'll continue to post updated information and to add your two cents on a regular basis. Enjoy reading your posts.

Fred
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By Reflex
Not sure if this really helps as it pertains to...

Not sure if this really helps as it pertains to flush rivets. I found attaching the rudder stops with flush rivets much less of an ordeal than I thought it would be.

The aluminum angle used to make...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,178
Posted By Reflex
Keith...simply put....WOW!

Keith...simply put....WOW!
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,178
Posted By Reflex
Dave, Not sure exactly where you mean, but I'm...

Dave,

Not sure exactly where you mean, but I'm thinking you're describing the area between the most forward bulkhead and the second bulkhead. If so, I have the same issue. Although shown on the...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By Reflex
Gents, Many thanks. Relieved to hear it's as...

Gents,

Many thanks. Relieved to hear it's as simple as using some additional 5702 washers. Didn't know if the NAS1149 washer was required for some reason.

Ordered some additional 5702-95-30...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By Reflex
Elevator Horn/Bearing Question

Up to this point attaching the elevators to the stabilizer has gone very smoothly. Counter balances and trailing edges lined up, spacing at the counter balances is 1/8", drilling the hole in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Reflex
You might try Don Irwin (Airtronics) at KEMP. ...

You might try Don Irwin (Airtronics) at KEMP. He's semi retired, but does great work and is very friendly.
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By Reflex
Elevator Throws...Another Question...

Today in checking the throws on my left elevator, I've run into an issue. Like many others here, I'm not getting the down throw depicted in the manual.

In searching the forum, I've come across...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,676
Posted By Reflex
Strikefinder, Congrats on keeping your cool,...

Strikefinder,

Congrats on keeping your cool, putting your tools down, and backing off overnight. Smart move. I think we all have those moments. Many times the difference in a good fix and...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,453
Posted By Reflex
I thought I might run into the same problem. ...

I thought I might run into the same problem. With everything I'd read about the first attempt crimping and inserting pins into Molex connectors, I decided to order a few and practice. With all the...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By Reflex
Like the others, I too had trouble here. Not...

Like the others, I too had trouble here. Not sure how many times I cleco'd and uncleco'd that assembly. Double checked to see if I had the left lapping over the right etc. My assembly looked...
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By Reflex
Thought I'd take a second and show my solution. ...

Thought I'd take a second and show my solution. It was ridiculously easy <smacks head>.

A $15 bucking bar from the Yard Store with a tungsten bar duct taped to it for mass. Plenty of room now...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By Reflex
How did you buck these rivets?

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to buck the rivets depicted in the red oval. Looking for some advice. Please keep in mind that this is a taildragger so there is a large bracket that goes...
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,206
Posted By Reflex
Sincerest thanks for your replies. It's exactly...

Sincerest thanks for your replies. It's exactly what I was looking for. Last night I finally got the piece put in place. I removed a ton of clecos and did it pretty much the way didja described. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,206
Posted By Reflex
It appears that I was as vague as the manual. My...

It appears that I was as vague as the manual. My apologies.

I can't get F-01479 to fit aft of the F-01411 bulkhead. I can get it started between the bottom skin and the bulkhead, but that's it. I...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,206
Posted By Reflex
How'd you do that? F-01479 page 10-18

After spending two hours last night trying to get this assembly into place, I thought I'd better get some help before bending something. I've checked multiple builder's web sites and seems nobody is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,976
Posted By Reflex
I had to do this as well. The issue I had was...

I had to do this as well. The issue I had was that no matter what I tried, when using my squeezers, the rivet would tip or clinch. I nearly gave up on squeezers and even considered giving up the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By Reflex
Mike, Please consider this a plea for an upload....

Mike,

Please consider this a plea for an upload. Always interested in basic blocking and tackling. Seems pretty basic to me, but if there's a correct method, it means that there's also an...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By Reflex
Prime before dimple for me. I find it very time...

Prime before dimple for me. I find it very time consuming to scuff after dimpling. Seems there's always a shinny "shadow" if I dimple fist. This shadow is probably OK, but I like to see a nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By Reflex
I've got a better Idea. Due to my lysdexia :D, I...

I've got a better Idea. Due to my lysdexia :D, I ordered a R-916 trailing edge for my RV-14. You may have it. Still has the label on it and is sitting on a shelf waiting for somebody who needs...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,289
Posted By Reflex
That looks suspiciously like an RV-8 that...

That looks suspiciously like an RV-8 that occasionally flies over my house on occasion. Cool video.

Fred
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,922
Posted By Reflex
KC, I was in the very same boat as you are. I...

KC,

I was in the very same boat as you are. I lurked for quite some time and had decided on the -7. Ordered the plans, did the research and all the rest of the due diligence that should be done...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By Reflex
I had the same issues on that assembly. One of...

I had the same issues on that assembly. One of mine fit perfectly, the other gave me some problems.

What I did to solve the problem was to cleco every other hole on -903 and -904 starting in the...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,332
Posted By Reflex
I am/was thinking about going either quickbuild...

I am/was thinking about going either quickbuild wing or quickbuild wing and fuse. This thread has me strongly questioning the quickbuild route. I don't mind a few cosmetic blemishes as I plan to...
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