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Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By TASEsq
Hi, This is a “vibrating pencil” for want of a...

Hi,

This is a “vibrating pencil” for want of a better description. Not a pencil and not lead.
https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-505-Cordless-Precision/dp/B004YK66NM

I’ve tried marking after...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By TASEsq
Turner - GREAT idea using the centre punch dots...

Turner - GREAT idea using the centre punch dots to mark your parts L/R and their alignment. I have tried many things - like marking with a sharpie (acid etch took it off), wires / tags (time...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-08-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By TASEsq
Talking My hat has marks on the inside where the button...

My hat has marks on the inside where the button used to be...

Does this mean Van’s has an employee who sits down and ‘de-buttons’ a box load of caps?

“What, and leave aviation?”
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By TASEsq
No worries - appreciate the follow up

No worries - appreciate the follow up
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By TASEsq
Hi art, Reading ahead and about to start my HS....

Hi art,

Reading ahead and about to start my HS.

What did you end up deciding to do here?
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By TASEsq
Make sure you’ve made the folder that the photo...

Make sure you’ve made the folder that the photo is located in public.
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks for everyone’s help. I think that worked...

Thanks for everyone’s help. I think that worked pretty well:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/UULftL1nfoJLeLLZ9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/uaAeMHRiQH8cvgbJ6

After final drilling one cleco at a time to #40...
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Art, Appreciate your message - that’s a...

Thanks Art,

Appreciate your message - that’s a good idea thank you!

My plan is to actually use an angle for the TE (1.5” x 1.5” x 1/8”) - I’m not sure why I purchased the tube - brain fart. This...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By TASEsq
Hi Art, Thanks again for your reply. I had...

Hi Art,

Thanks again for your reply.

I had considered the skins - however if i screw up a skin then the cost to send a new one to Australia would be astronomical. The AEX wedge wouldn't be so...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By TASEsq
Trailing edge bend?

Is it normal for the AEX Trailing edge wedge to have a slight bend/bow in it?

I was going to use it to match drill an alu tube to help keep the trailing edge straight, but with the bend in it I...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 120
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 79,020
Posted By TASEsq
Riveting rudder left hand attach strip / bottom rib

07-10 Step 2 has you rivet the aft 8 rivets common to 3 items - skin, bottom rib and attach strip. It never asks you to rivet the one hole aft of the attach strip - common to only the bottom rib and...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Gents, I think I’m going to just rivet...

Thanks Gents,

I think I’m going to just rivet the aft 8 holes comon to the skin/rib/attach strip, and also do the last rivet at this point common to skin/rib only (and maybe peel the te slightly...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Emarit, I will snip the mandrel off a LP4...

Thanks Emarit,

I will snip the mandrel off a LP4 rivet and pop it in the hole and check I won’t have any issues layer.
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By TASEsq
Fair enough! The attach strips don’t actually...

Fair enough! The attach strips don’t actually cross over with the rudder horn brace, so I still can’t see why you could just do them all. Must be some reason I’m missing!

Agree to the “common to” -...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By TASEsq
Hi Art, I understand all that, anf thank you for...

Hi Art,

I understand all that, anf thank you for your reply. But why the aft 8 rivets of that rib / attach strip only? Why not just the whole bottom line of them at once?
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By TASEsq
7-10 Rudder Attach Strip Riveting

hi all,

Just reading ahead and trying to understand the process for the rudder, and can't seem to understand something (probably something basic!).

On 7-08 Step 2 we backrivet the R-000904B1...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,153
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Scott

Thanks Scott
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By TASEsq
Try...

Try this:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cr8y6cl37vzowim/Inventory%20Spread%20Sheets.xlsx?dl=0
Forum: Primers 07-03-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By TASEsq
Great - thanks for the replies. I didn't seem...

Great - thanks for the replies.

I didn't seem to have any issues with the spraying despite the amount of water i added (against the recommendation in the email from Stewart's). Good to hear someone...
Forum: Primers 07-03-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By TASEsq
Thank you - that makes sense. How do you do the...

Thank you - that makes sense.

How do you do the mixing? Thinking about the metal spade bit I was worried if I scratched the inside of the can, being waterborne, it may rust the can which is bad...
Forum: Primers 07-03-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By TASEsq
Good idea thanks - maybe I’ll grind the point of...

Good idea thanks - maybe I’ll grind the point of one of my
Spade bits. Hadn’t thought of that.
Forum: Primers 07-02-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By TASEsq
Priming Experience - Stewart Systems Eko-Poxy

Hi all,

Just thought i would share my experiences on my trial of Stewart System's Ekopoxy through a DeVilbiss Starting Line gun at 30psi.

It went pretty well i thought, however the main issue was...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By TASEsq
Section 5 - use of tape instead of proseal

Hi,

I am a little confused after reading section 5 and tape instead of proseal. Lots of build logs talk about scuffing and masking the area where the trailing edge will go, to aid the proseal in...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,153
Posted By TASEsq
Hi gents, Other than finding out things like...

Hi gents,

Other than finding out things like this on the forums, is there any other way to keep abreast of these issues?

Would this be something Van's would issue a SB for?

It would be a shame...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By TASEsq
Control arm priming inside tubes

Hi all,

I received my emp recently, and i note that the powder coated elevator horns seem to be unpainted on the inside of the tubes.

Do i need to swirl some primer in them before they start to...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 81,479
Posted By TASEsq
140492 in Melbourne, Australia. Emp inventory...

140492 in Melbourne, Australia.

Emp inventory complete, workshop almost complete (building a spray booth today).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By TASEsq
I use blogger, and to track hours and rivets I...

I use blogger, and to track hours and rivets I have a google sheets workbook where i can type into on my phone when I finish each day etc. You can then link straight to that worksheet with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By TASEsq
I agree with the “build it right” part but a $30...

I agree with the “build it right” part but a $30 die to most, is a $45 die here plus shipping looking at almost $100 probably!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By TASEsq
I do now! Thanks!

I do now! Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By TASEsq
POLL:Is a 120 degree dimple die necessary?

Survey:
Is a 120 degree dimple die necessary for pulled rivets?
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By TASEsq
That's interesting... i'll try it on the practice...

That's interesting... i'll try it on the practice kit.

I assume you need to make sure the rivet length is not too long, so that the manufactured head isn't sitting out of the dimple? (i.e. tail...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By TASEsq
What do you guys mean by bucking the rivet...

What do you guys mean by bucking the rivet against the opposing one?
Does anyone have any pics or an explanation?

(Sorry for the ignorance).
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By TASEsq
I just got my emp yesterday, and have been trying...

I just got my emp yesterday, and have been trying to educate myself for the past year or so.

I purchased a couple of dvd’s.. the eaa one wasn’t that great, but the home built help one was very good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By TASEsq
Interesting Richard - I’ve been told about these...

Interesting Richard - I’ve been told about these services a couple of times, but to be honest they always seem pretty dodgy when I look online. Interesting to hear of someone with first hand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By TASEsq
I think i'm still suffering from price shock -...

I think i'm still suffering from price shock - wouldn't it be so easy to be in the states..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks for the help guys. When I read the email...

Thanks for the help guys.

When I read the email chain for CH, it turns out Van’s gave them a -10 dimensions. Going with the -14 dimensions reduced the quote with to $1600 AUD plus i have to pay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By TASEsq
Australia Shipping Help!

Hi all,

So I am in the process of ordering an emp kit from Van’s. I’ve got to the point where I’m receiving shipping quotes and they are varying wildly in costs. I am somewhat confused as to what I...
Forum: Tools 04-23-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By TASEsq
Good tip - thanks. I tried to rotate it against...

Good tip - thanks.

I tried to rotate it against a spanner but it wouldn’t budge.

It seems it’s just one particular set - where the shoulder is a little larger that the chamber on the piston end....
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,634
Posted By TASEsq
Good luck!! Exciting times.

Good luck!! Exciting times.
Forum: Tools 04-19-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By TASEsq
Disregard! As is the way with things, the...

Disregard!

As is the way with things, the moment I ask for help I figured it out. I was able to tap it out, using a spanner holding the flats on the piston. Was stuck in there tho!...
Forum: Tools 04-19-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By TASEsq
Have I just stuffed my Pneu Squeezer?

So today I was using the squeezer to squeeze some rivets for a bracket on the cowl. I was using epoxy/flox on the bracket and I’m 99.99% certain I didn’t get epoxy in the stem of the flat set.

In...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-16-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,035
Posted By TASEsq
Interesting.. Here’s a question I asked on the...

Interesting..

Here’s a question I asked on the -14 forum, from following a build log, it showed the part and an install diagram from the 14 plans, but it was not shown on my preview plans nor on...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By TASEsq
This is the image I am referring...

This is the image I am referring to:
https://airplanebuild.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/fullsizeoutput_2e3.jpeg

Am I missing something that the version of the plans I have doesn’t show such a...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By TASEsq
Rudder counterbalance locking

Hi,

Reading the following build log:
https://airplanebuild.com/2018/03/15/rudder-counterbalance-and-top/

Notice a nifty assembly to prevent the counterbalance screws backing off or the lead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TASEsq
From the mouths of gods.

Thanks very much guys.. I had a response from Van's (which is impressive given Sun and Fun is on!)..

You guys were spot on:
Use the directions in Section 5 to avoid countersinking too deep.
There...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Gents for both your feedback. Seems...

Thanks Gents for both your feedback.

Seems sticking with the Vans recommendations is the way most people go of course, it just doesn’t stick well with me that 0.007” is correct for all skin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Art - those are the ones I’ve been using,...

Thanks Art - those are the ones I’ve been using, and I agree, you can tell the difference when you use the SS dies on the ribs.

One other poster on another forum made a comment that no dimple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TASEsq
Question Update after a second try..

Hi all,

Thanks again for all your advice. Here is a follow up post. Sorry for the links in lieu of embedding the photos - this is more likely to work.

I used the vans practice project and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Miles, I think my issue is I don’t really...

Thanks Miles,

I think my issue is I don’t really know what a dimple in a CSK is supposed to sit like. Did you see any gap between the skin and substructure with your settings?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TASEsq
Further to my last. Here’s the size of the...

Further to my last. Here’s the size of the dimple:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/89zOwbRFFrMN0zod2

Here’s the size of the CSK that put the dimple above so it nested such that the sheet around it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TASEsq
Just so we are talking the same language, by 7...

Just so we are talking the same language, by 7 clicks you all mean 7 of the little triangles?

You can see how I tried to count these using an arrow and a pen.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TASEsq
Oh yeah - oops! A product of a life in a metric...

Oh yeah - oops!

A product of a life in a metric country thrust into the world of fractions! Should have listened to my maths teacher after all. Why everything isn’t just measured in 64th’s I don’t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TASEsq
Countersink Diameter for Dimples..

Hi,

Learning to use the countersink cutter over here, and i've made up a dimpled token in the skin thickness (0.025") that i am using (on the airfoil practice kit part 1).

I initially countersunk...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-06-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,836
Posted By TASEsq
Seems the b787 is devolving cracks because holes...

Seems the b787 is devolving cracks because holes did not receive A “demurring chamfer”...

SUMMARY:
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,487
Posted By TASEsq
Hi all, Seems like perhaps the place to ask.....

Hi all,

Seems like perhaps the place to ask..

EDIT: I take back my question: http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/hp_limts.pdf

Why do RV’s quote VNE as a TAS? I’ve never really understood that. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Scott - interesting. The part in question...

Thanks Scott - interesting. The part in question was the toolbox kit, hinge to lid. The skin and lid together are exactly 1/16, and the rivet called for was a AD3-3.5, so to get 1.5D (2.25/16) I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By TASEsq
Hi all, Follow up question on the squeezer......

Hi all,

Follow up question on the squeezer...

Is there a rule on whether the fat flat set or the skinny flat set gets used on one side of the rivet or another?

It just made sense to me that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By TASEsq
Hi all, Thanks for the great replies and good...

Hi all,

Thanks for the great replies and good info!! I did feel bad scratching up the nice shiny dies, but you’ve got to try new things to learn I guess!

Re the tape - it sounds like most are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By TASEsq
Scratch marks on shop head

Hi,

I am working on the toolbox practice kit, and I saw on a Cleveland builder hangout talking about flat sets used in a squeezer. They recommended scratching the die used on the shop head on the...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,089
Posted By TASEsq
I can’t see the images either. The original...

I can’t see the images either.

The original image needs to be stored in a folder in your google photos which is a shared folder?
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,293
Posted By TASEsq
Hi Joe, Yes I am - I don’t know about any...

Hi Joe,

Yes I am - I don’t know about any chapters in Melbourne?

Peter Pendergast has kindly offered to show me the ropes on the airfoil practice kit - just got to find a time that is mutually...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,293
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Joe! I’m up in Strathmore. Had a much...

Thanks Joe!

I’m up in Strathmore.

Had a much more successful afternoon! Beginning to like the gun....
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