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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By TASEsq
Dimpled the wrong hole club

So i am a member of the club - despite planning not to, i have ended up dimpling the top flange on the innermost wing rib on one side (the rib underneath the wing walk doubler) - just the one rib,...
Forum: International 05-13-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By TASEsq
Iíve found http://aeroparts.com.au to be really...

Iíve found http://aeroparts.com.au to be really good for things like proseal. I get my EkoPoxy direct from Stewartís.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By TASEsq
Would you have any pics of your method?

Would you have any pics of your method?
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By TASEsq
Thatís the way I did it (904 flange on the...

Thatís the way I did it (904 flange on the inside). Thereís a few pics on the blog entry for that day if you wanted to see how it looked....
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By TASEsq
What kind of connector did you use? The shield is...

What kind of connector did you use? The shield is hefty on the Garmin probe and I wasnít sure if the shield needed a pin to match the gauge of the wire. (Something to do with lightning strike...
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By TASEsq
Page 22-03 Fig 2?...

Page 22-03 Fig 2?...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By TASEsq
While I am on this step, can anyone clear up a...

While I am on this step, can anyone clear up a plans confusion for me.

Page 12-11:


But on page 12-12:


There is a callout for a k1000 nutplate here on page 12-12 so Im guessing countersinking is...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By TASEsq
In the end I just went with about a 1/32 even...

In the end I just went with about a 1/32 even gap. Looks good and Iíll leave it as it is. Thanks for the advice....
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks guys, The plans donít call for a gap -...

Thanks guys,

The plans donít call for a gap - and it is currently touching the HS.

I was thinking 1/16Ē would be suitable?
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By TASEsq
I was wondering if something as simple as this...

I was wondering if something as simple as this would suit?
https://www.clarkrubber.com.au/products/31643-weather-strip-u-channel-18mm-x-4-4mm
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By TASEsq
HS lower gap covers

Hi!

Just wondering what sort of gap I should be looking for between the lower empennage gap covers (under the HS). I assume 1/16Ē would be ok since thatís the minimum gap around the elevator horns?...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By TASEsq
We just finished installed one in a one design -...

We just finished installed one in a one design - but we didnít go with the pump from smoke system helper, instead a reversible pump from reverso. This allows us to invert the voltage and run the pump...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-05-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,729
Posted By TASEsq
I just asked the same question when I ordered my...

I just asked the same question when I ordered my wings. The plastic SPRL caps that come with the Rv14 are made by newton. My basic question to them was whether they sold an aluminium cap which fit...
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By TASEsq
Main Spar: 4 nutplates outboard end

Can anyone shed any light on what these are for? I can’t seem to find why they are installed here.

The bolts would be from the forward side behind the landing light cutout - are these for some kind...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks again Alex, Nice blog! Can I trouble...

Thanks again Alex,

Nice blog!

Can I trouble you for a measurement from the floor to the tip of the flaps / aileron? (Incl the castors).
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Alex, How did you find the height?

Thanks Alex,

How did you find the height?
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By TASEsq
RV14/10 Wing Cradle Min width

I need to build a rolling wing cradle for my spars and plan to use Mouserís design. This is 28Ē in diameter which is about 1-2Ē too wide to fit between my door!

Can anyone who has used / built a...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-13-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,266
Posted By TASEsq
Thought i would update the thread with my massive...

Thought i would update the thread with my massive learning curve - satisfying when i get a nice smooth surface though!

https://tasrv14.blogspot.com/2020/02/12-05-elevator-rudder-vs-and-hs-tip.html
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks for the info Justin, By HIRF/IEL do you...

Thanks for the info Justin,

By HIRF/IEL do you mean getting struck by lightning?

So would there be any issues with cutting the GTP59 cable at the wing root and soldering on a 16awg pigtail and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By TASEsq
Interesting thought - but why not use a red...

Interesting thought - but why not use a red terminal instead?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By TASEsq
Does anyone know if Garmin has a support email...

Does anyone know if Garmin has a support email where you can ask these kinds of questions?
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By TASEsq
You could also print the PDF version - this...

You could also print the PDF version - this should be correctly dimensioned natively (print using the ďactual sizeĒ setting) and will maybe just need adjustment for tolerance of the printer itself.
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,380
Posted By TASEsq
Heís a top bloke. Bring a plastic snake on your...

Heís a top bloke. Bring a plastic snake on your next flight and float it up in front of him at some point - his reaction should be awesome! (Wear ear plugs) 🤣
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By TASEsq
The other reason for this question, is i was...

The other reason for this question, is i was thinking of putting the probe in the left wing - where the pitot tube hole will be in the skin. I wanted to be able to run the cables in the wing now, to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By TASEsq
GTP59 Shield Wire

Planning my wing wiring and notice that the G3X manual on page 21-3 calls for the sheild of the GTP59 wire to be attached to a 16 AWG wire and then the backshell.

I would like to split this cable...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,380
Posted By TASEsq
Hey Graham, Who are you using for your...

Hey Graham,

Who are you using for your instructor?
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By TASEsq
Thereís always a bit left over...

So Iíve basically finished the EMP, but have a few bits left. A search of the plans didnít find these parts.

Some small flat stock:
2 x AS3-040-1/2-4
AS3-125-2.625-3.5

And some little bushes made...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 177,420
Posted By TASEsq
Having read through all these excellent posts,...

Having read through all these excellent posts, one thing I am hoping is someone has copies of rickís original images? They all donít seem to work anymore.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Chris, So Iím thinking maybe there is...

Thanks Chris,

So Iím thinking maybe there is less of an issue with bending the tubes from the pitot tube itself, and more of an issue with the tie down rope damaging the installed pitot.

Does...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By TASEsq
So the controller is on the access panel...

So the controller is on the access panel underneath the bell crank assembly? Was this on the left wing or the right?

Iím wondering if either a) there would be enough room underneath the right...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By TASEsq
Heated pitot outboard of tie down / bell crank bay

Hi,

Iím deciding the best location for the pitot tube and understand it can be hard to place at the plans location (one bay inboard from bellcrank bay) due length of alu tube needed vs aileron...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-28-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,266
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks - Iíll give that a go. Any tips on the...

Thanks - Iíll give that a go. Any tips on the best way not to sand through the skim layer? (Like a guide coat after the first layer etc?)
Forum: Fiberglass 12-28-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,266
Posted By TASEsq
Thank you Dan - appreciate your prompt response!...

Thank you Dan - appreciate your prompt response!

Iíll mix up my batch of neat epoxy to do the skim coat and remove a bit and mix up some dry micro, full the super large holes then do the skim coat...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-28-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,266
Posted By TASEsq
Update

So after slathering on the "dry micro" and then taking a lot of it off again with the surform file, i have the following observations:

1. The surform file is a great bit of kit. "Cheese grating"...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-20-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,266
Posted By TASEsq
Need a new hammer..

As a data point here is a video showing a hammer test on 2 blobs of epoxy. The first is “dry micro” and the second is flox. The flox is definitely harder than the micro, but the micro was by no means...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-20-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,266
Posted By TASEsq
Interesting. I hadnít thought of bonding the part...

Interesting. I hadnít thought of bonding the part in addition to riveting it. Just curious as to what the advantage of this is if you are not glassing over the seam?

Also the 2216 seems like just...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-19-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,266
Posted By TASEsq
Hi Carl, Thank you. Wonít this however make the...

Hi Carl,

Thank you. Wonít this however make the fairing sit above the aluminium? And when you try and sand it flush you will just sand back into the glass? Keep in mind I am not glassing the tip...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-19-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,266
Posted By TASEsq
Hi all, Thank you for all the replies! Iím a...

Hi all,

Thank you for all the replies! Iím a little overwhelmed and confused but letís see if I understand this correctly!

@danh - firstly thanks for your reply and all the great info you have on...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-19-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,266
Posted By TASEsq
Micro Consistency

Hi!

I am almost ready to make the "seam" along the edge of my elevator tip fairings.

Steps so far:
- bonded alu strips inside for the rivets to bear against
- a gross shaping to help make it look...
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,425
Posted By TASEsq
In fact, for the -14 OP38 says builders MUST put...

In fact, for the -14 OP38 says builders MUST put it in the right wing. For the -10 it can be left or right.

Does anyone know if this is just because the AHRS mounting plate gets in the way on the...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By TASEsq
I purchased mine from a hobby shop. They have a...

I purchased mine from a hobby shop. They have a large selection of small diameter brass (they do here anyway!)
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By TASEsq
Here is the method I used - basically a 1/16Ē...

Here is the method I used - basically a 1/16Ē pilot hole using brass tubes as a bushing, and the wedge held straight by marking the holes on the angle from the skin....
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By TASEsq
Wing Spar Length

Hi,

Just ordered the wing kit and planning how I will manage the space in the shop. My workbench is 80Ē x 34Ē and I was thinking I needed to build an extension to the top or a stand etc to support...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,940
Posted By TASEsq
Did you have any interference issues with the...

Did you have any interference issues with the gmu22 near the pitch and yaw servo? Did you put it on the roof?

Did you put your transponder antenna in the aft bottom skin location?
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,924
Posted By TASEsq
That sounds like the go Paul - thank you for your...

That sounds like the go Paul - thank you for your advice.

A couple more questions sorry!
- for the taxi light - do you just run a seperate wire to one of the 4 spots? And the other wire to the...
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,924
Posted By TASEsq
Hi Paul, What if you just want the seven stars...

Hi Paul,

What if you just want the seven stars or the combo lights in the wing cutout positions, and then at the wingtips just the nav and strobes? Can you still get the 30% power strobe for flood...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By TASEsq
This was the list I came up with for the changes...

This was the list I came up with for the changes to the wing kit (I think it will end up costing more!):

Stock Code Description Qty Action
CAV-110 Drain Valve 2 Replace with 2 x Curtis...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By TASEsq
Of course! I even know how some of them work now!...

Of course! I even know how some of them work now! Iím riveting in the aft fuse top skins today - not as fast as you were by any means but slow and steady!
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Paul. That helped a lot. So I’ll install...

Thanks Paul. That helped a lot. So I’ll install the w00017 as per the plans (with the side nutplates for the bolts) and when the time comes it shouldn’t be too hard to make a couple of angles into...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks all, So in summary, it sounds like so...

Thanks all,

So in summary, it sounds like so long as I leave the bottom skins off, I don’t need to make many of these decisions now, however the following could be done with the wing build if...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By TASEsq
Wing Kit Order

Hi,

About to pull the trigger on a wing kit order (slow build) - are there any items in the kit that are worth removing or anything that I should add at this point?

Some points
- I’ll be doing my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,797
Posted By TASEsq
Are you using a pneumatic squeezer here? If so,...

Are you using a pneumatic squeezer here?

If so, two things I found helped. Make sure the yoke is tight in the squeezer with no movement when it squeezes (tighten the nuts). Second, I get my head...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By TASEsq
I backriveted the lower skins to the side skins...

I backriveted the lower skins to the side skins with no issues. The post is a bit long and covers the side skins as well, but scroll down to the bottom and youíll see how I did it. Basically just put...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,316
Posted By TASEsq
He doesnít look like heís debured any of the...

He doesnít look like heís debured any of the edges of those parts?
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By TASEsq
I’m curious to see the resolution on this as I’ll...

I’m curious to see the resolution on this as I’ll be at that step soon - the plans do seem to contradict themselves??

Could you just use a k1100-06 nutplate instead since you’ve got 2 mating...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,148
Posted By TASEsq
Cool. I might see if I can round that molex hole...

Cool. I might see if I can round that molex hole out and put a grommet in. When I do the drilling Iíll see where the connector can go and post a photo.
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,148
Posted By TASEsq
Just wondering if anyone has replaced this...

Just wondering if anyone has replaced this connector with a DTM connector but kept it above the aft deck? I’m at the point where if I need to drill a grommet hole in the aft deck (in place of the...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,929
Posted By TASEsq
Did it work ok on the curved portions of the emp...

Did it work ok on the curved portions of the emp fairing?
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,929
Posted By TASEsq
I am considering doing to also for the 2 forward...

I am considering doing to also for the 2 forward most nutplates on the aft fuse structure and also the ones on the top and side skins. The most forward on the aft structure I reckon Iíll just out the...
Forum: Primers 08-06-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,988
Posted By TASEsq
Hey Greg, Iíve been using the water based...

Hey Greg,

Iíve been using the water based Stewart systems EkoPoxy for my build - Iím building at home and itís environmentally and physically non-toxic. The gun just cleans up with water. I acid...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By TASEsq
Following - didnít know this was possible!...

Following - didnít know this was possible!

Anyone know of any build logs detailing the process?
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By TASEsq
I wondered the same thing, so used some...

I wondered the same thing, so used some caterpillar grommet held in place with some RTV. Donít know if this is the right thing to do or not but anyway......
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