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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
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: 286
Views: 77,019
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: 552
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: 573
Posted By TASEsq
I agree with the ďbuild it rightĒ part but a $30...

I agree with the ďbuild it rightĒ 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: 573
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: 573
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: 1,124
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: 1,124
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: 626
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 dvdís.. the eaa one wasnít 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: 832
Posted By TASEsq
Interesting Richard - Iíve been told about these...

Interesting Richard - Iíve 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: 832
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: 832
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 Vanís 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: 832
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: 1,186
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 wouldnít budge.

It seems itís 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: 1,432
Posted By TASEsq
Good luck!! Exciting times.

Good luck!! Exciting times.
Forum: Tools 04-19-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
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: 1,186
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 Iím 99.99% certain I didnít get epoxy in the stem of the flat set.

In...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-16-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By TASEsq
Interesting.. Hereís a question I asked on the...

Interesting..

Hereís 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: 1,657
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: 1,657
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: 1,498
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: 1,498
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 doesnít stick well with me that 0.007Ē is correct for all skin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Art - those are the ones Iíve been using,...

Thanks Art - those are the ones Iíve 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: 1,498
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: 1,498
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Miles, I think my issue is I donít really...

Thanks Miles,

I think my issue is I donít 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: 1,498
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: 1,498
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: 1,498
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 isnít just measured in 64thís I donít...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
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: 9,494
Posted By TASEsq
Seems the b787 is devolving cracks because holes...

Seems the b787 is devolving cracks because holes did not receive A ďdemurring chamferĒ...

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: 3,258
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: 1,487
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: 1,487
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: 1,487
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: 1,487
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: 1,900
Posted By TASEsq
I canít see the images either. The original...

I canít 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: 1,172
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: 1,172
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....
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By TASEsq
Hurrah! Itís too good to be true!

Hurrah! Itís too good to be true!
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By TASEsq
Newbie needs some painters tape

Today i finally cracked open the practice kit, and using my new tools and new shop cart eagerly started on page one of the instructions.

I was very happy with how everything went, proud as punch at...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By TASEsq
The trick to google photos, is you cannot use the...

The trick to google photos, is you cannot use the google "share photo" function - this merely copies a link to the album where the photos are stored, not the actual photo. You need to click on the...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,825
Posted By TASEsq
Did you just set the rivets with the squeezer and...

Did you just set the rivets with the squeezer and then backrivet the tails, or did you use some kind of ground flat set?

I was thinking the easiest way would be to perhaps set all of them slightly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By TASEsq
I have no idea if any of the unlabelled ones are...

I have no idea if any of the unlabelled ones are 120!! I guess you canít measure it either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks all, Can everyone see the embedded images...

Thanks all,

Can everyone see the embedded images below?

Looked with a magnifying glass - no markings at all (which I canít beliebe really!).

@Ralph - thanks for taking the time to do that -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By TASEsq
Identifying unlabelled Dimple dies

Hi,

I have 4 dimple dies which I am unable to identify and which don’t have any markings.

I’ve measured the shank size of the ‘pilot’ but can’t really reconcile these against the drill / rivet /...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,947
Posted By TASEsq
Has anyoneís ever tried the double dimple method?...

Has anyoneís ever tried the double dimple method?

I suppose if you had two 20 thou sheets it may work?
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By TASEsq
In larger (certified) aircraft this is called TCS...

In larger (certified) aircraft this is called TCS - touch control steering.

Basically the servos (or clutch etc) is disconnected so that you can temporarily maneuver the aircraft while holding the...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By TASEsq
Anyone got an older thresher laying about?...

Anyone got an older thresher laying about?

https://youtu.be/WPz3-BIc-c8

All 4 videos are pretty interesting watching the development of his idea.
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,827
Posted By TASEsq
I found this whole A&P series to be very good....

I found this whole A&P series to be very good. https://youtu.be/47uE43CgKOQ

As is both Les Bourneís DVD, and John Crokeís DVD also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By TASEsq
Another enjoyable video - thank you! You reckon...

Another enjoyable video - thank you!

You reckon it's worth cutting your countersink cage or could you just go easy with an electric drill and he countersink bit/extension?

Did you ever publish the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By TASEsq
One more question!

Oh,

And am i expected to contact a local customs handling company here to handle all the import (GST) duties etc? Or does Vans' do this as well as part of their shipping quote?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Gents for the insights, Bob - it's...

Thanks Gents for the insights,

Bob - it's interesting as i had assumed sea-freight was the standard. Never asked if it was air freight or not! As you say, not in a rush (after all it is going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By TASEsq
Shipping to Australia (update on old threads)

Hi All,

I'm looking for any hints/tips/advice on shipping to Australia for someone who has never done it before, and who made the mistake of a cheap Bali table which once...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,734
Posted By TASEsq
I read on here that you can't put a flop tube in...

I read on here that you can't put a flop tube in the -14 tanks (but I can't remember the reason!).
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,972
Posted By TASEsq
Truly thank you for all your responses. Looking...

Truly thank you for all your responses.

Looking into all of this has been confusing, especially since most commonly used products on the forums and net etc can't readily be gotten in Australia....
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,972
Posted By TASEsq
Hi Joe, Thanks for the reply. So you don't have...

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the reply. So you don't have to apply the eap as per the instructions? (In their video they spray it and then dab the runs off which seems quite labourious). How do you find the...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,604
Posted By TASEsq
I was curious about this when I read this section...

I was curious about this when I read this section - seems the only holes that are match drilled are at the wing walk doublers? 16-02 step 2. It calls to directly debur and dimple the skin and the...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,972
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks for the replies. Sorry for so many...

Thanks for the replies. Sorry for so many questions!

@andrew - what is the difference between the EAP-9/12 and the alumiprep? Does the EAP-9/12 not etch the surface to paint? I watched their video...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,972
Posted By TASEsq
One further query re those who have used the...

One further query re those who have used the Wattyl Super etch and/or the Protec - does this stand up to dumpling after priming?

It seemed to me that I probably would find it easier to dimple after...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,972
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks. I wondered about those "car shop" type...

Thanks. I wondered about those "car shop" type primers. Seems almost any etch primer will do! Some of your parts had the golden hue on the HS - did you alodine as well?

I like the idea of a brief...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,972
Posted By TASEsq
Thumbs up Thanks

Thanks gents for the replies,

It sounds like the stewart systems wouldn't be too bad - I've used some waterbased 2 part epoxy on models before and I do recall that it was always tough to mix - like...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,972
Posted By TASEsq
Priming in Australia

In the preliminary stages and planning before an emp order, and had a question on priming.

Without getting into a big debate, I think i understand the pros and cons to priming, and from reading a...
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