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Forum: RV-14 11-12-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,655
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
I was feeling terrible bc I dimpled the top...

I was feeling terrible bc I dimpled the top flanges of the four inboard ribs and installed them to the spar before realizing I wasnít supposed to do that...but before seeing this I reached out to the...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Well said. I relooked at those parts and only 1...

Well said.
I relooked at those parts and only 1 of them has the issue. Itís easier to order the parts and rebuild the one. Not much $ and wonít take too long upon receipt.

Btw, the more i build...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Thanks for the input

Wow, appreciate the insights. I wish there something about this in the plans...
For such small parts, a lot work was put into them and I’m cringing thinking of having to undo all the work and rivets...
Forum: Tools 11-10-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Blind rivet nosepiece replacements

When pulling some CCR-246SS-3-2 rivets, the stem got stuck in my hand pull rivet tool. Canít seem to get it out.

I need a new 3/32 nosepiece and am having a hard time sourcing just replacement...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Tight Bearing-Com-3-5ís

Working in Section 15 (Rear Spar) right now. I built the four aileron hinge brackets (inboard and outboard) including the two from the SB 16-03-28.

When assembling them, the came together nicely and...
Forum: Tools 12-30-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Also using Nova

I have a Nova 4000rpm and 3200 rpm standard chuck and really enjoy both of them. Great products.
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,826
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Love these ideas! I don't have any proseal...

Love these ideas! I don't have any proseal (yet), can I use something else I can find locally just to pull the two pieces together like a silicone or glue for such a small amount before re-riveting?...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,826
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Goofed Nose Rib - Next steps?

Section 8 (Horizontal Stabilizer) Page 08-11, Step 3.

Hi All,
I reached out to the mothership a few days ago, and while awaiting a response, I'm very interested in what you all think.

Iíve riveted...
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,897
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Sorry, no.

Sorry, no.
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,839
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
I got to the same point in the past month and...

I got to the same point in the past month and left those last 3 holes near the trailing edge while I ordered a thin nose yoke. But then kept going and then realized that after riveting the bottom...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 90,020
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Thanks, I'll definitely look into that! Btw, I've...

Thanks, I'll definitely look into that!
Btw, I've enjoyed reading your build log also :)
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 90,020
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
My first component - VS

Felt appropriate to share this here: 23.5 hours later, my first -14A completed component - the Vertical Stabilizer. Not perfect, but safe and a lot of lessons learned. Looking forward to keep going!...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,843
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Updated pic

Took barely no massaging to make it seem new. Attached a pic, but had already primed

http://www.rkulesa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/3A2DD1B6-E2F5-4972-87E4-AADE2295D4E1.jpeg

Sent for a new one...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,843
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Thank you all

I'm humbled by all the thoughtful responses. I kept inspecting the part and came to the realization that the bend was very slight when it happened. And based on what it's being used for, the lack...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,843
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Thanks everyone for the input. Agree with all the...

Thanks everyone for the input. Agree with all the sentiments, Iíll just replace and not worry about it. I was smart enough to replace the other wheel with a buffing disc, but not clever enough to...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,843
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
New build - bent aluminum question

Hi All,
I'm a new builder staring a -14A. Working on Vertical Stabilizer (after having done the SportAir class and a few practice kits) and really enjoying it.
Today I was working on the top tip...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,175
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Not sold per year.

I believe those ratios are number of kits ďcompletedĒ per years sold. I donít think we know the actual number of kits sold per year by model.
Forum: Primers 03-20-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 757
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Has anyone tried this product?

Hi Everyone,
I’m about to start an -14A empennage and have been studying the Primer forum for some time. I’ve decided to do some priming, primarily on metal-on-metal internal surfaces, but not go...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,549
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Thank you all for the well wishes and...

Thank you all for the well wishes and encouragement! Iíll post pics of the shop soon, spent a few years building it with a homebuilt in mind. Just finishing up some of those famous workbenches.
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,549
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Anything you would add to the order?

Thank you all for the support and finally revealing the mysteries of the roller tappet :D
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,549
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Here goes nothing...

Well itís official.
Vanís Builder Number 140477. Empennage kit ordered.
So it begins.

Due in a large part of the all the support from my Family, the EAA SportAir Workshop, Webinars, Homebuilt Help...
Forum: Builder Website Links 12-05-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,346
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Great site

Enjoyed checking out your site. As a future RV-14A builder set to start in a few short months, your write ups are super helpful. Iíve already been going through Section 6 and your ďTipsĒ section...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,083
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
Link to RV-14 Plans USB drive to purchase from Vans

Try this link. I ordered a few weeks ago and they arrived super-quick.
http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1488820796-234-690&browse=videos&product=fd_plans
Forum: Northeast 03-04-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,580
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
I'm seeing a lot of people his age moving to...

I'm seeing a lot of people his age moving to Jersey City. Hoboken is popular too. Both close to Newark.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,098
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
All really good points. The Sportair site for...

All really good points.
The Sportair site for the past few months only says this about the RV Assembly class: "Please check back soon for a schedule of upcoming RV Assembly courses!"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,098
Posted By rjkulesa@gmail.com
I'm looking to take classes this year too in...

I'm looking to take classes this year too in anticipation of starting an RV-14A project in 2018. What is the story with the Van's RV Assembly class? Are there classes each year? I'm eager to see if...
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