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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Don E
QB-14

I built a QB RV-14, currently 30.1 hours into phase 1 (but whoís counting?)

On both the QB wings and fuselage, i simply went thru each section of the plans and read each step and confirmed it was...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Don E
Part of the story?

Yes, I know the cold temps reduce their strength. Thatís why I hoped someone had addressed this issue. My canopy has made my RV-14 a two-person airplane just for one person to fly. The canopy needs...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Don E
Thanks, Scott

What makes it more difficult is that the Stabilus website doesnít seem to list the gas springs i have, so i cannot assess whether or not thereis a stouter one in the same size. They donít seem to be...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Don E
Got it

Yes, i read that, but i donít think they are the same as what are used on the RV-14 and 14A. Does anyone know? The ones I got from Vans are not a similar model #.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Don E
Canopy gas springs

Iím just 28 hours into Phase I and having trouble with the gas springs being unable to support the weight of the canopy. I ordered and just received replacements from Vans; but before i go to the...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Don E
Looks like it...

Iíve been flying without them but this is rhe week to get them done, and yes, mine are either mislabeled or just a terrible fit! I also have both and will swap them. Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,906
Posted By Don E
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Don E
What he said

Iím 6í3Ē with a 34Ē inseam, rudders full forward, seat full back. Could use more leg room, but love it as is compared with anything else. I made new rudder cabl links to solve the problem Bill noted,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Don E
Checked my data logs...

My field elevation is 436í and my WOT takeoff fuel flows range from 17.9 to 18.4 GPH. Thatís a stock 390 with stock injectors.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By Don E
I chose the 72Ē

Flying my phase I now behind the recommended 72Ē prop and loving the performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By Don E
Canít see any oil leaks!

Bill, thatís too funny!!! Mine is looking similar but with different place names. Only 14 hours in, too. Darn weather...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,115
Posted By Don E
Beautiful job!

Is that cherry wood? I may have to pay you the ultimate compliment in copying it! Beautiful!
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,171
Posted By Don E
Thanks, Bill

It was probably my complaint. User error? My ***. Good luck, anyone wanting to use the EICAD program.
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,171
Posted By Don E
Either works

Joe, I havenít flown an ďAĒ, but i have flown the factory RV-14 with the 200hp io360; and iíve been flying my RV-14 with the stock IO-390 210hp. Theyíre both awesome, but there is no ďadditional...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,988
Posted By Don E
I have them

Ever since i put my RV-14 on its gear, ive been VERY happy i bought and installed the steps. Im 6í3Ē and use them every time. Almost anyone who will fly with me (Iím in Phase I as of two weeks ago!)...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,130
Posted By Don E
Oil temps

My oil temps during the first six hours of break in have been in the 185-200 range. I have not done any sustained climbs, just 3,000 feet, then running hard. Touched 200 degrees at 78% power with 64F...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,130
Posted By Don E
Just started flying

Chris, OAT was 64 degrees F when i flew last Thursday and i saw CHTs in the 350s on 3&4, and 370s on 1&2. Running hard to seat valves, leaned to 12gph at 78% power. Iím at six hours and consistently...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By Don E
Wing tip light ground

Be sure the ground for your left strobe light is at the fuselage, not the wing rib where my stock harness had it.
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,532
Posted By Don E
I love the piano hinge system

Would not consider any alternatives. I did add the RV-14 pin covers, canít remember the maker...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By Don E
To remove it entirely I have to remove the rudder

On my -14 I can drop the aft portion enough to work on the tail light wiring but if I need to take the fairing off, it means removing the rudder. Not a big deal, but once it is on and torqued and...
Forum: Northeast 08-06-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Don E
Pennsylvania builders

Looking for any PA builders who have recently registered their kit plane. I got my registration; now I got greetings from PA. How did you handle the sales/use tax issues? What was the outcome? Only...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Don E
Flying!

Hey, Bill! Nice to see your build status updated to FLYING! Canít wait for my turn!
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By Don E
Ill be there

Arriving Sunday, staying until at least Thursday. Nearing completion; wings will be bolted on this Friday. First flight maybe in September.
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By Don E
No problem with my Crows

I ordered mine thru Abby at Flightline Interiors and they fit my RV-14 perfectly. I have not flown yet, so cannot comment on any possible stick interference. Mine are 5-point restraints with the...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By Don E
Otherwise, jack as per 46A-10

Iím same point on tail dragged, but itís 46B-6. Donít see how to do one at a time using the spar when the first instruction says ďlevel in rollĒ. Waiting until wings on.
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By Don E
Mine fit

With washers, jacks from SteinAir fit just right.
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By Don E
Thanks, Bob.

Thanks, Bob.
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By Don E
Thanks, but one more question

Appreciate all the responses. Watched YouTube, read the instructions. One thing remains unclear. These are not covers for the pins as Vanís designed, so how are you guys treating the forward end on...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By Don E
Aerosport hinge pin covers?

Has anyone installed the Aerosport hinge pin covers in their cowling? If so, feedback? Did it go smoothly and what did you have to change from the Vanís installation? Thank you.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,586
Posted By Don E
Not an early kit but still a problem area

My kit is #329 and even with the ďnotchesĒ and even though I tried everything I could think of, I could not get the molex connectors through there. So I cut them off, fished the wires through, and...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,860
Posted By Don E
Canopy fit

My only comment would be that I tried too hard to make it fit without trimming it. Once I decided to trim about a quarter inch off the aft edge and about 3/16Ē off the bottom of both sides, it all...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By Don E
I dimpled

I remember really sweating that fluting business, because it seemed like no matter what I did, it didn't make it much better. But I dimpled 1402 and 1403 so that I could see whatever gap there might...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,436
Posted By Don E
Recently attached my elevators

My down travel was 24.8 degrees from the get go, so no adjustment made there. My up elevator travel was about 5 degrees less than the max 30degrees so I had to file the stop, which I did until I...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,530
Posted By Don E
Last sentence almost made me cry!

Thanks for the awesome post, Tom! Can't wait to do some serious traveling in my RV-14. Having it find a new home must have been your intent all along? Anyway, thanks again for the great report!
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 786
Posted By Don E
Washer-00007

Hey, Guys - In the finishing kit, in the bottom of a brown paper bag you will find a bunch of small aluminum washers that look like a whole lotta nothing. Don't lose them; don't even lose one of...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,619
Posted By Don E
Tailndragger step

Iím building the 14, and while at Oshkosh this year I both sat in and studied Vanís 14. Iím tall and the step up to the wingwalk is big. Doable for me, but a problem for almost anyone I will take...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By Don E
Canopy pins - do you lube them?

My canopy pins are a pretty tight fit and make a raspy noise moving either way thru the roll bar bushings. Is anybody lubricating theirs and with what? Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,743
Posted By Don E
Mine protrudes 1/8Ē

But clear everything.
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By Don E
belt sander

I have a small on, Porter Cable 371. It's kind of heavy, but only maybe a 2 1/2 x 14" belt. I used 80, and then 120; finished with a long block of wood with 220 and then scraped it shiny... whole...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Don E
Rudder cable

One caution - it's fine to build the brake pedals and install the rudder/brake assembly, brake lines, etc. However, do not run the rudder cable into that section if it is already in the tailcone, as...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Don E
Flaps...

Most of the flaps actuation - everything except the connection to the flap motor shaft - can be done in advance.
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By Don E
Thanks, guys

Appreciate the feedback. Moving the canopy forward quickly messes up the fit there due to the tapered canopy frame. I really dreaded trimming, but with my belt sander it was a non-event. Finished...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Don E
Thatís what I did

While awaiting space in my shared building to join the fuselage sections, that is what I did. Also seat backs. Have not experienced any downside to that so far.
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By Don E
You need to remove those

You're right, they are temporary rivets to hold things securely in place during shipment. You need to get them out, and make sure both ends of the rivets are out of the way before you join the two...
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By Don E
Canopy fit

Iím fitting the canopy and just wonder how much those ahead of me have had to trim off the aft edge? Looks like I need to take off a quarter of an inch all the way across. Ugh. Is that pretty...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By Don E
Mine does

The C-01442C Canopy Fixture when cleco'ed on created a gap very much like yours. I went with it; and it seems to work now that I am fitting the canopy.
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,665
Posted By Don E
Congratulation, Tom!

Great job on the airplane and the video! Thanks for all your helpful posts! Working on my first; assembling the canopy frame presently and very much looking forward to that first flight!
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,361
Posted By Don E
I just completed this process. Neither forward or...

I just completed this process. Neither forward or back angle was quite up to minimum when I started, but I focused first on getting both sides hitting the stops simultaneously. I cut two strips of...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,000
Posted By Don E
IO-390

I ordered the stock 390. Carefully considered the T-bolt option, but couldn't make the cost and value compute. Stock engines are pretty smooth; the balancing aspect would have had the most value to...
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,351
Posted By Don E
QB Taildragger

I got my QB fuselage in late April, along with QB wings. The fuselage is very well made; however, it is very important to go thru the entire set of build instructions section by section to find out...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,531
Posted By Don E
Instructions in my manual use only the base to...

Instructions in my manual use only the base to check range of motion, not the stick. So the plans can be followed even though by design the lower and upper stick shafts are not parallel.
Forum: Reviews 04-23-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,633
Posted By Don E
Another shout out for Tony Partain

My Rv-14 quick build wings, quick build fuselage and finishing kit were delivered on Tuesday, April 18. I had them delivered to my EAA chapter hangar. I didn't want big, heavy crates because we're...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,479
Posted By Don E
UAT

I'm only building the aft fuselage but nearly finished. I think you are referring to the UAT antenna cable, which goes to an antenna mounted on the bottom of the fuselage near the very back. That...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By Don E
Riveting bottom of bulkhead F-01411

I've searched and can't find anything on this, so here is my question. I building a taildragger, and have riveted the U-00018 tail spring housing to bulkhead F-1412; and have riveted Bulkhead F-1412...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,297
Posted By Don E
Getting Started

Ordered after demo ride at Oshkosh; serial #140329. So many questions, so many different answers... :) Going together well so far; test-fit VS skin this morning; perfect. Need to decide what primer...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,283
Posted By Don E
Thanks!

Thanks for the hearty welcomes all around! I've been flying out of New Garden; will start my RV-14 building project in my garage. We have a few RVs at New Garden, some owner-built, some bought...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,283
Posted By Don E
Another newbie...

Hi, guys -

I've been lurking for a few days, drinking from the firehose, so to speak, learning as fast as I can. I've ordered my empennage and have been assigned a number - apparently the 329th...
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