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Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By asw20c
Interference with Pitot Plumbing

I am wondering what other folks have done regarding the conflict between the aileron bellcrank pushrod and the pitot and AOA plumbing that exits the pitot mount. I spent a lot of time thinking about...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By asw20c
Yeah. I tend to agree. The Dynon appeared to be...

Yeah. I tend to agree. The Dynon appeared to be more refined (it was longer too by at least an inch), but the GAP 26 fit in the Gretz whereas it didn't fit in the Dynon.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By asw20c
Don't know what to say to you guys. Mine...

Don't know what to say to you guys. Mine included a Gretz mast with the GAP 26. The Dynon mast I bought was a gold anodized aluminum mast, but the Gretz, that came with my GAP 26, is a steel mast.
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By asw20c
Dynon Pitot Mast

I'm probably the only one who didn't figure this out or ask the right questions in advance, but I thought I'd pass this along to help prevent someone else from making the same mistake.
You have all...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By asw20c
It's rare, but every now and then there is an...

It's rare, but every now and then there is an advantage to being a short s***.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By asw20c
Thanks all for the replies so far. The plug was...

Thanks all for the replies so far. The plug was not installed with thread-locker. It was installed dry with the expectation that I would go back and reinstall later with a thread sealant. I even...
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By asw20c
Stuck AN913-3D

I finally finished my fuel tanks and leak tested them this past weekend. No leaks!!!!!!!! However I discovered that the AN913-3D plug, that's the blue aluminum plug that goes in the top opening on...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,346
Posted By asw20c
Many times before a planned flight I will come...

Many times before a planned flight I will come out to the airport the evening before when I have no deadlines and no reason to rush so I can take my time to do a thorough preflight. Perhaps that's...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By asw20c
And don't forget one narrow diameter #40 dimple...

And don't forget one narrow diameter #40 dimple die. You'll need that for some of the nutplate dimpling.
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By asw20c
OP-52A

OP-52A is the set of instructions that come with the Sun Spot LX Aero LEDs that you can purchase from Van's as an option with the wing kit. I'm a bit perplexed though at how poorly these...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By asw20c
Fuel Drain (CAV-110)

I'm finally about 99% done with the fuel tank construction and the gorilla snot that goes with it (unless I discover a leak when it has cured long enough for testing), having installed the rear...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By asw20c
It's a real dichotomy isn't it? I've been...

It's a real dichotomy isn't it? I've been building for a year and a half and I'm still stunned every time I see how well holes and edges line up on the parts that Vans fabricates. By contrast, the...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By asw20c
I remember reading this now that you point it...

I remember reading this now that you point it out. Yup, looks like everyone has some issues with the float wire that require some fairly significant departure from the prescribed bends shown in the...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By asw20c
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BOuROFXHVy3eyJtu...

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Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By asw20c
Float Wires

Hi All,
This weekend I will finally close-up the fuel tanks and be done with that miserable gorilla snot. But that's not why I'm writing. I was just curious whether everyone else had to do some...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,739
Posted By asw20c
Are you kidding me? 4 hours per tank? Are we...

Are you kidding me? 4 hours per tank? Are we building the same thing? I have about a hundred hours in my tanks at this point. We must be building in very different ways.
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,739
Posted By asw20c
I'm probably about 1 or two shop-sessions out...

I'm probably about 1 or two shop-sessions out from finally being done with the gorilla snot and building my tanks. Frankly, for me this has been hands down the worst part of the build to date. I'm...
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 120
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 75,221
Posted By asw20c
Fuel Senders

Not really a "gotcha", rather this is a heads up that even though the fuel senders look identical, they aren't. There should be a 385B stamped on one ground plane, and 385C stamped on the other of...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By asw20c
Wow. That's truly ambitious regarding your...

Wow. That's truly ambitious regarding your expected timeline. I started on my wings in April last year after finishing the empennage in about 5 months. Based on that first kit I thought it would...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By asw20c
Ender, sorry about that. I'm about a year into...

Ender, sorry about that. I'm about a year into the wing kit and long ago primed the rear spar. My paint booth is about 10'x10' and so far I have not had any issues with a part being too big to...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By asw20c
The spar does not require priming. If your booth...

The spar does not require priming. If your booth is big enough for your HS spar that should be big enough for every other unprimed part.
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By asw20c
Any Albuquerque Area Builders?

I actually am building in the East mountain area (Edgewood). It would be nice to be able to cross pollinate lessons learned with other 14-builders in the area if there are any.
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,184
Posted By asw20c
I also recall getting everything to fit in this...

I also recall getting everything to fit in this area was tough. I did a lot of fit checks, and indeed had to use a cleco in every hole while riveting. Once done though it felt strong enough that...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By asw20c
I give up.

I give up.
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By asw20c
Yup, a bit over-built, however I plan on using...

Yup, a bit over-built, however I plan on using the same stand to transport the wings to the airport when the time comes. The weakest link are the saddles. I think I could park my truck on the frame...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By asw20c
One more attempt to post the photos

Ok, using TASEsq's advice I'm trying again. It's weird; I can see the photos in my original post but apparently you guys can't. Here goes...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By asw20c
Hmmmm. Not sure why you can't see them. They're...

Hmmmm. Not sure why you can't see them. They're there when I open the post so I don't know how to fix the problem. Sorry.
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By asw20c
Wing Stand

Given that I'm still traumatized by my disastrous first-foray into using fuel tank sealant last weekend I've been putting off my next attempt, but trying to remain productive. So, since I was going...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By asw20c
Update

Ok, so yesterday was my first time using the fuel tank sealant, and I have to say as much as I was dreading it, it was even worse than what I imagined. First, even though I spent a few hours...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By asw20c
Fuel Tanks

My next session in the shop will be the first time where I will be using the fuel tank sealant. I'm sure I would eventually work out a "system", but I thought I would solicit advice here first. I'm...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By asw20c
Here's another clue that may contribute to the...

Here's another clue that may contribute to the conversation. This is a multi-flute countersink bit, and sometimes the chip bunches up like a tumbleweed and sticks to the bit. Usually I can just...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By asw20c
Thanks. I thought it might be a technique...

Thanks. I thought it might be a technique problem. I'll try it without so much pressure next time.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By asw20c
Nope. My countersink cage has the nylon lip that...

Nope. My countersink cage has the nylon lip that contacts the work and it wasn't spinning. If you look closely at the photo you will see what looks like a dusty ring. That ring is where the nylon...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By asw20c
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/p4ACZPjpQjAjTn7v...

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Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By asw20c
Countersink Scratches

I tend to get these weird scratches on the aluminum when countersinking. It obviously can't be the bit, and the location puts the scratches somewhere between the bit and the cage. The only thing I...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By asw20c
Ok, now I think I get the point. By leaving...

Ok, now I think I get the point. By leaving every tenth hole uncountersunk the clecos in those holes will be "tighter" than in the holes that had already been countersunk. I was thinking it had to...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By asw20c
I want to be clear that I'm not trying to be a...

I want to be clear that I'm not trying to be a jerk regarding pointing out an incorrect entry in the plans Gotchas by another poster here on the forum. I just want to make sure nobody messes up a...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By asw20c
Fuel Tanks

On page 18-03 there is a highlighted note saying that to ensure proper alignment, every 10th hole that attaches the tank baffle to the skin should NOT be countersunk until after the tank is assembled...
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,152
Posted By asw20c
Leading Edge Profile is the Culprit

Hi All,
I'm slow-building my wings and I've just gotten to the step where I'm installing the landing light lenses. As others have mentioned, I too have a gap at the leading edge no matter how hard I...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,159
Posted By asw20c
Hi Jason, The one thing I have learned regarding...

Hi Jason,
The one thing I have learned regarding damaged shipments is that Van's has the claim/replacement process down cold. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if damaged freight claims are a serious...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By asw20c
It appears the rotisserie manufacturer that Larry...

It appears the rotisserie manufacturer that Larry suggested is not in business any longer. At least the web link seems to be dead.
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By asw20c
Really? Seems to me if you rigidly attach an...

Really? Seems to me if you rigidly attach an engine stand with a single degree of freedom (roll) at both ends of the aircraft and the axis of rotation does not accurately align and go through both,...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By asw20c
How did you determine where the axis of rotation...

How did you determine where the axis of rotation relative to the firewall and aft bulkhead should be?
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
Posted By asw20c
Huh. Funny how we all have our own paradigms...

Huh. Funny how we all have our own paradigms when it comes to how we approach the build. PHXFlyer said it never occurred to him to build both wings at one time. For me, it never occurred to me not...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By asw20c
That's what I love about this forum. Folks...

That's what I love about this forum. Folks always have helpful feedback.
Thanks for the tool suppliers. I'll add them to my list!
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By asw20c
Plexi-Bit

The plans call for drilling the landing light lens, part number W-00014, first with a #30 plexi bit, and then upsizing it using a #27 plexi bit in steps 5 and 7 on page 17-09. It's easy enough to...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
Posted By asw20c
Testing my ability to post an...

Testing my ability to post an...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
Posted By asw20c
Slow-Build Wings

Hi All,
I started building my slow-build wings around mid-May last year. At the time I had just completed my empennage after about 5 months of effort. Based on that experience I (laughingly)...
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By asw20c
I agree with Carl. I did as the plans directed,...

I agree with Carl. I did as the plans directed, i.e. making a shallow countersink so that the rivets stick up slightly on the wingskin on the inboard-most 4 ribs. If I were to do it over again I...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By asw20c
W-00017 Landing Light Mount Bracket

On Page 17-06, step 5, the plans say to rivet the subject bracket into the outboard leading edge skins. It isn't immediately obvious, but the brackets do indeed have an up and down. On first glance...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,529
Posted By asw20c
Rotary Rocks?

What is a rotary rock? Where would one find a rotary rock for deburring plexi?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-04-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,159
Posted By asw20c
Just a few weeks ago, the Friday before Christmas...

Just a few weeks ago, the Friday before Christmas to be exact, my wife and I were doing a sightseeing flight (we call it "date night" with a milkshake to follow) at night and were flying from Santa...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By asw20c
You can't think in terms of a timeline for...

You can't think in terms of a timeline for finishing or you will become discouraged early in the build. And don't worry about your travel schedule. I don't travel like you, but I have long days at...
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 736
Posted By asw20c
Landing Light Coves-to paint or not to paint?

I'm just about at the step where if you are going to paint the landing light coves, now is the time. Vans suggests that some paint it black, others white. I can envision an argument for both...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,972
Posted By asw20c
Thanks guys. I didn't think I could bend the...

Thanks guys. I didn't think I could bend the skin enough to get access to the forward-most holes using my DRDT2 without causing a permanent set. Sure is helpful having folks who have already been...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,972
Posted By asw20c
Another &$$%^#^#@# Tool?

I'm at the step where it's time to dimple the outboard leading edge skins and just realized that there is no way my DRDT2 is going to be able to get to most of the rivet holes without completely...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By asw20c
Yup, there is a good reason they have you wait. ...

Yup, there is a good reason they have you wait. There are about a dozen rivets that are REALLY hard to buck when installing the wing skins. They are at the inboard doublers on the rear spar, and...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By asw20c
Thanks for the replies. Not sure what I'm doing...

Thanks for the replies. Not sure what I'm doing wrong in my own forum searches since I was unable to find what y'all found so easily.
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By asw20c
Left Side Throttle

Has anyone considered installing the throttle (and prop control, and mixture) on the left side of the cockpit so that you can fly with your right hand? Even though I have almost a thousand hours in...
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By asw20c
Which Countersink Bit?

This past weekend I finally arrived at the step where the top skins over the inboard rib are countersunk to accept a dimple for a #8 screw. For those of you long past this step, or not there yet,...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,159
Posted By asw20c
Update

As the original poster, I thought folks might be interested in the outcome.
After receiving the damaged part, Van's sent out another replacement, but this time they sandwiched the skin between two...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,134
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...
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