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Forum: RV-14 11-21-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By asw20c
It seems many folks have a problem with...

It seems many folks have a problem with interference, particularly when they have a heated pitot. I haven't heard of anyone addressing this problem by simply putting the magnetometer in the right...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By asw20c
I'm sick of these ham-fisted carriers!!!!

Today I received yet another damaged part from VAN's. For every package I've received larger than an envelope it has been damaged in one form another. My wing kit? It had holes through the side...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By asw20c
WD=water dispersant. It was originally developed...

WD=water dispersant. It was originally developed for the missiles nuclear weapons ride on if I remember correctly.
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By asw20c
Plans "Gottchas" Spreadsheet

When clicking on the spreadsheet link in the subject thread, it now says the file is in the owner's trash.
Have we lost the Gottchas spreadsheet? I hope not. It has been a valuable resource to me.
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By asw20c
Follow-up: The fix didn't turn out so well. The...

Follow-up:
The fix didn't turn out so well. The cracks were long enough that once all the "bad" material was hogged out of the dimple, there essentially was no dimple left; just a big gaping hole...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By asw20c
Gottcha?

I'm still slogging my way through my slow-build wings. Today I wrapped up (or thought I did) getting the top wing skins ready for riveting to the wings. In section 16, page 16-02, figure 1, the...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By asw20c
Yaw Dampener and Aileron Trim

Over 500 hours into the project and I'm only just now realizing I should have been paying more attention to the resources on Van's website. To wit, the avionics update that came out in February of...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By asw20c
Rubbing

I had the same issue too. The first thing I checked was whether the hingeline was straight by running a stringline through the middle. It was dead nuts on. So, the problem was resolved through a...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By asw20c
Thanks for the tip. I think I have already...

Thanks for the tip. I think I have already answered one of my own questions. It seems my starting point is step 15 in the SB. Now I need to see where that fits into the wing plans.
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By asw20c
Cracking of Wing Aft Spar

I apologize if this has already been beat to death, but very soon I will be at the step where the rear spar is installed on the wings. The beef-up kit that addresses the cracked aft spar at the...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By asw20c
This Can't Be Right?!?

On page 14-02, step three, it says to dimple the lower flanges of all the wing ribs. I've been reading ahead to see where the plans say to finish dimpling the upper flanges, but that doesn't come...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By asw20c
Wing Kit

Hi all,
It took me about 6 months to complete the empennage. My wing kit arrived before I was finished, so when it was I was able to immediately dive into the new kit. After the bazillion holes you...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By asw20c
Yeah, that's a pretty snarky thing to say on this...

Yeah, that's a pretty snarky thing to say on this forum. I'm in section 12 of the plans so I don't have the benefit yet of any instructions regarding this question. Most folks here have been...
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By asw20c
Fuel Tank Priming

I am in the early stages of building the wings. This past weekend I FINALLY finished fluting the ribs and have just started the final drilling of the upper and lower rib flanges. Although the plans...
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By asw20c
Inertial Reel Harness

I have an aftermarket inertial reel shoulder harness in my 180. From what I've seen of the RV14/14A the shoulder straps connect to a cable that is anchored somewhere behind the baggage compartment. ...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By asw20c
I had the exact same trepidation regarding how to...

I had the exact same trepidation regarding how to get a body in there without damaging any of the internal structure. Our solution was to suspend the tailcone, pointy end up from the ceiling of the...
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By asw20c
Adjustable Rudder Pedals

I'm not far enough along in the build to have an answer to this, but I'm assuming there is accommodation in the plans to fix the rudder pedals in a position comfortable for the pilot. I'm on the...
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
Posted By asw20c
Yup, luckily that hasn't happened to me (yet),...

Yup, luckily that hasn't happened to me (yet), but I've heard horror stories. Therefore I always put a towel down below in case the bar is dropped.
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,410
Posted By asw20c
Same issue for me. Crushed/perforated wing kit...

Same issue for me. Crushed/perforated wing kit from FedEx. After inventory and finding damaged parts, it was a simple matter of a call to Van's with follow up including emailing photos of the...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By asw20c
FLOATS

I'm not considering it, but has anyone ever seen an RV on floats? Is is possible?
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-10-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,283
Posted By asw20c
Turns out those leading edges need the attention...

Turns out those leading edges need the attention you gave them. When it comes time to hang them on the horizontal stabilizer if the profile isn't right they will rub on the aft spar. Ask me how I...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
O2
Views: 2,178
Posted By asw20c
Nope. I'm also a member of the Albuquerque...

Nope. I'm also a member of the Albuquerque soaring club. Every glider on the field has oxygen so we keep a bank of O2 cylinders in the club house. I just fill my bottle off their supply when I...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
O2
Views: 2,178
Posted By asw20c
O2

Here in New Mexico, and most of the places I normally fly, cruise altitudes are typcially 9500 feet and higher. It is a rare flight that includes altitudes any lower. If you are flying into/over...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By asw20c
Elevator Hinges

So today I was going to final bolt-on the elevators but quickly realized there is no way to get my torque wrench inside the pockets, and since it only requires 28 in-lbs I'm a little concerned about...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,365
Posted By asw20c
Agreed. Synergy did the inventory since I did...

Agreed. Synergy did the inventory since I did the emp class with them. I was extremely meticulous when I received my wing kit for this very reason.
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,365
Posted By asw20c
Missing Hardware

I'm just curious how often others have discovered missing hardware in their kits. I'm still on the empennage (although near the end and about to start the fiberglass work), and today I had my third...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By asw20c
At first I thought it surely was a typo, but the...

At first I thought it surely was a typo, but the same $50ish price tag was on more than one length of the 1/4" threaded drill bit. I didn't call to verify.
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By asw20c
Threaded Drill Bits

This past weekend I was at the step where you begin bolting-on the horizontal stabilizer to the tail cone. Pretty cool seeing big parts come together like this. Anyway, the rear spar of the...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By asw20c
Leftover Parts

On page 10-02 there are a number of parts that are separated (stiffeners, cable guides, and battery angles), however now that I'm approaching the end of the empennage build and the crate is almost...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By asw20c
Drilling Elevator Horns

Yesterday I was at the step(s) where you match drill through the flange bearing into the left and right elevator horns, and then drill the aft-most/lowest horn for the elevator pushrod bolt hole. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By asw20c
Yeah, not helpful. Even if you follow the...

Yeah, not helpful. Even if you follow the directions, when you match drill the elevator horns, depending on how the tolerances stack up, you could possibly be drilling too close to the edge, unless...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By asw20c
Edge Distance

Do the edge distance minimums vary depending on type of load (shear, tension, etc.), magnitude of load, type of material (steel or Al, sheet metal, structural shape, etc.), and load applied? 1.5D? ...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By asw20c
12 or 24V?

I feel like I should already know the answer to this question, but here goes. Are the wiring harnesses provided by Van's for the RV14 designed for 12 or 24V systems?
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By asw20c
All of the antennas and wiring harnesses are...

All of the antennas and wiring harnesses are installed at the same time as you are assembling the fuselage while there is easy access. Two of the cables get sandwiched between two of the bulkheads...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,438
Posted By asw20c
Well, it's not the hinge line. I pulled a tight...

Well, it's not the hinge line. I pulled a tight string through the entire hinge line from one end of the stabilizer to the other and it was dead-nuts on. So, the problem lies either in my elevator...
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,438
Posted By asw20c
Still trying to figure out what's going on here,...

Still trying to figure out what's going on here, but now I'm thinking it was my own fault and that I may not have bent the leading edge shape of the elevator to the correct profile at the point where...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By asw20c
I'm building the 14A, but still the same issue...

I'm building the 14A, but still the same issue applied with mine. All I can say is that you will need help. It is not possible to do by yourself, so I recommend someone that you trust to hold the...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,592
Posted By asw20c
I'm still years out from buying an engine, but...

I'm still years out from buying an engine, but I'm interested in this conversation too. The IO390 got such a bad reputation (self inflicted by Lycoming in my opinion) by pricing replacement...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,438
Posted By asw20c
Great suggestions. I won't get a chance to try...

Great suggestions. I won't get a chance to try these these ideas until this next weekend, but I'll post my results.
Thanks!
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By asw20c
Yup, one of the two crates in my wing kit...

Yup, one of the two crates in my wing kit delivery was smashed up similar to (but not as badly) as yours. As long as Van's prepays the shipment it is very easy to make things right. Just provide...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,438
Posted By asw20c
Crooked Elevator

On page 11-02 you mount the left elevator to the horizontal stabilizer for the first time to check travel up and down and for rubbing. I discovered that my inboard bottom leading edge of the...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By asw20c
I did my empennage at Synergy Air, and while I...

I did my empennage at Synergy Air, and while I was working something else, one of their folks assembled these parts as you suggested by dimpling instead of countersinking. I didn't think anything of...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By asw20c
Elevator Trim Motor

When I installed the elevator trim motor the actuator arm appeared to be at one end of its travel, which means that the trim tab is fully extended in one direction. I'd prefer to have it positioned...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 987
Posted By asw20c
Breaking the Edge

Pages 10-30 and 10-31 address the prep and installation of the tailcone's top side skins. What is noticeably absent from the plans is any mention of breaking the edges as was mentioned for the lower...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,312
Posted By asw20c
Bill, you must have the magic touch. I simply...

Bill, you must have the magic touch. I simply can't get it to work and I've tried Mac at home, and PC at work. No joy.:mad:
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,312
Posted By asw20c
Guess not...

Guess not...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,312
Posted By asw20c
Photo Test

I wanted to see if I could figure out how to include a photo in my posts.
State of the build as of this past weekend:
https://goo.gl/photos/PhqfHvDEcKSb88iJ8
Hope this works!:D
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,655
Posted By asw20c
The deburring thread that I started can be found...

The deburring thread that I started can be found here: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=145542

But to cut to the chase, the tool that saves the most time is the 1" scotchbrite...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,655
Posted By asw20c
I ordered my original kit from Planetools as...

I ordered my original kit from Planetools as well. Compared to other kits it seemed to be a bit higher quality, for example including the DRDT2 dimpling tool as opposed to those that you whack with...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,655
Posted By asw20c
Don't be surprised when you find that the tool...

Don't be surprised when you find that the tool kit you ordered doesn't have everything you need. In addition to more drill bit sizes, reamers, drill guide slip bushings, a BCT tool for those...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,090
Posted By asw20c
Yup, as good as Vans is at making parts this kind...

Yup, as good as Vans is at making parts this kind of mistake is not unique. I had something very similar in one of the J-stiffeners in my empennage that wasn't bent correctly, and mine wasn't the...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,376
Posted By asw20c
Wiring Harness Woes

Today I cleaned up the WH-00057 aft fuselage wiring harness installation as seen on page 10-25. Not sure how others managed, but I found that some of the wires (specifically C723, C1038, and C1039)...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,823
Posted By asw20c
I recently discovered some corrosion on the belly...

I recently discovered some corrosion on the belly of my Cessna 180 that was later traced back to the battery vent tube a few feet forward on the bottom of the fuselage. Apparently for a reason I...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,512
Posted By asw20c
I must not have a creative bone in my body, so...

I must not have a creative bone in my body, so thank goodness for this forum. You guys have great ideas.
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,512
Posted By asw20c
Wow. That's a great idea. If I use that...

Wow. That's a great idea. If I use that technique then I can be the one to crawl inside.
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,512
Posted By asw20c
Tailcone Advise

I'm getting close to the point where I will be closing the tailcone. The only way I see being able to finish riveting the top skins is to have someone crawl inside to buck the rivets. How have you...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 928
Posted By asw20c
A Few Empennage Errata

These may already be covered in the "gotcha" thread, but I thought it might be helpful to point out a few mistakes I've found in the plans lately. And yes, I've called Van's to discuss each of...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,618
Posted By asw20c
Tie-Down Ring

Is the tie-down ring (tri-gear) that screws into the tie-down bracket on bulkhead F-01412 supposed to be included in the empennage kit? As far as I can tell it makes its first appearance in the...
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By asw20c
What are the pliers called? How would I search...

What are the pliers called? How would I search for the right tool?
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By asw20c
Empennage Questions

I discovered that the phone cable connector on WH-00059 does not fit through the F-01429 Left and Right bellcrank rib holes as called out on page 10-26. Even if I remove the snap bushings it still...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By asw20c
****. There it is plain as day. Not sure how I...

****. There it is plain as day. Not sure how I missed that countersinking note. Disregard my earlier post, and thanks for heads up.
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By asw20c
Rivet Question

On page 10-20 the rivet call-out for the rudder stops (F-14113 L and R) is an AN426AD4-6; a flush head rivet. That makes no sense given that the holes are not countersunk, and there is no way to...
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