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Forum: RV-14 04-18-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,496
Posted By iamtheari
The holes that you'd need to hide are in the aft...

The holes that you'd need to hide are in the aft top skins, which are part of the empennage kit and prepunched regardless of what you order from Van's. The pilot holes in the roll bar are also...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,496
Posted By iamtheari
It would probably be possible to glue the window...

It would probably be possible to glue the window into place. I'm no expert, which is one of the reasons I went with the plans-specified attachment method. I also like the plans method because it...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,496
Posted By iamtheari
I, too, am on window #2. The first one broke off...

I, too, am on window #2. The first one broke off a 2" chunk in one of the first holes we drilled into the roll bar. My friend was running the drill while I sat in the baggage area to back up the aft...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By iamtheari
Agreed, the pictures are really helpful. I am...

Agreed, the pictures are really helpful. I am sure I can do something similar despite having the taildragger version of the engine mount. Now I just need to find space in the panel for all the cable...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By iamtheari
Where did you anchor the cable?

Where did you anchor the cable?
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By iamtheari
Your panel is beautiful and copying it would...

Your panel is beautiful and copying it would solve my dilemma about where to put the parking brake control in my plane. I don't suppose you have pictures of the butterfly valve installation?...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By iamtheari
For those who have used the TCW product, do you...

For those who have used the TCW product, do you have any pictures of your installation or tips on mounting it? I am getting ready to put the engine on the plane and I do want to use the TCW valve and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 88,327
Posted By iamtheari
Two questions come to mind with the absolute flap...

Two questions come to mind with the absolute flap position option:

1. Does anyone have suggestions for 4-position switches, assuming I don't want to go to a Cessna scrapyard looking for one?

2....
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By iamtheari
That's page 41-03 steps 4-9, regarding putting...

That's page 41-03 steps 4-9, regarding putting the wings into position and getting the bolts in place. The reason that empty promises work here is that you are near the end of the build. Earlier,...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By iamtheari
Those look great! Almost great enough to tear my...

Those look great! Almost great enough to tear my fully-installed brake system apart...almost... :)
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By iamtheari
I don't know what color I want yet, and I am...

I don't know what color I want yet, and I am planning to buy an interior after the plane is flying. So rather than possibly have to buy stick boots twice, I would like to make a function-over-form...
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for that data point. It means that, if I...

Thanks for that data point. It means that, if I get ambitious, I can experiment with the doublers I have from the kit. :)
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By iamtheari
Is there cause for any concern over a tiny bit of...

Is there cause for any concern over a tiny bit of free play in the spring after installation?
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By iamtheari
Aha! The mystery is solved! It looks like Vanís...

Aha! The mystery is solved! It looks like Vanís used the same lower baggage bulkhead center piece, or a very similar design, between the 10 and 14 and forgot to tell 14 builders that the nut plates...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By iamtheari
I had an original "dock date" of 12/13/2018. I...

I had an original "dock date" of 12/13/2018. I was one of the group who had delays due to Lycoming having trouble getting cylinders. As of mid-January, my dock date was moved back to 2/28/2019. No...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By iamtheari
IO-390 crate dimensions

It's an exciting day in RV-14 world. My engine has finally shipped. Does anyone know the dimensions of the crates that Lycoming sends these in? I need to plan the safest way to take delivery and...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By iamtheari
Tail spring installation - U-00018 too tight

I have now tried and failed twice, so itís time to ask for help. I am trying to insert the U-00016 tailwheel spring into the U-00018 mount. The process in theory is to clean the inside of the U-00018...
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By iamtheari
Pattern for stick boot

I am probably going to buy a nice interior package at some point, but that will probably be after my test flying. That raises two questions:

1. Do the interior packages on the market generally have...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By iamtheari
I ordered a new skin when I drilled it and then...

I ordered a new skin when I drilled it and then realized that I didnít need to. Those were the early days when I replaced mistakes instead of trying to cover them with chewing gum and duct tape. By...
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By iamtheari
By foam, I just meant to replicate the process in...

By foam, I just meant to replicate the process in page 35-09 steps 1 and 2 followed by page 35-22 step 2, where small foam blocks are used in a couple of larger gaps where the upper longerons meet...
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By iamtheari
Bottom corners of firewall - seal or leave open?

While spending some quality time underneath the instrument panel last night, installing the canopy hinge struts and other fun things, I was reminded that there is light streaming in through the...
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,256
Posted By iamtheari
With help, I was finally able to get the forward...

With help, I was finally able to get the forward two nuts started. Now, how does one torque them?

I think I will pick up one of those electric ratchets, although I'm not sure there's room for it in...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,031
Posted By iamtheari
Yeah, the original title of my thread was "the...

Yeah, the original title of my thread was "the plexiglass isn't the only thing you can break in section 38" but I figured that wouldn't convey that I need help with a cracked baggage floor, of all...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,031
Posted By iamtheari
Crack in F-01447 baggage floor - what to do?

I'm working on the window. That seems to be going okay, but one step involves marking from the inside where the roll bar brace brackets interfere with the aft edge of the plexiglass so you can trim...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,194
Posted By iamtheari
I had rub on the leading edge of my elevators...

I had rub on the leading edge of my elevators where they met most (maybe all, I can't remember) of the AN470 rivet heads that attach the hinge brackets to the HS rear spar. I was able to massage the...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By iamtheari
Van's confirms that it is safe to countersink...

Van's confirms that it is safe to countersink C-01408 before that first rivet goes in on page 38-09.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By iamtheari
The plans have you set an AN426 rivet about 8...

The plans have you set an AN426 rivet about 8 pages before you counter sink the hole. That just canít be right. My theory is that one page got revised and the others didnít but should have. Iím going...
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By iamtheari
Page 38-09 step 5 - C-01408 countersinking

This is not the first thread to raise this issue but the others were apparently referring to prior versions of the plans. The warning on page 38-08 in bold is a hard one to ignore, so before I do...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By iamtheari
Just saw your post today. Thanks for posting it....

Just saw your post today. Thanks for posting it. What is odd to me is to see planes with the IBBS switch located in such a place on the panel that it is not a smooth flow to turn that on as step 1 in...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By iamtheari
No worries, all experience and knowledge is...

No worries, all experience and knowledge is useful in understanding these things.
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,256
Posted By iamtheari
I also only got two done. The other two are...

I also only got two done. The other two are waiting for my helper to come over and receive his punishment for recent absences. But at least we RV-14 builders get to complain about hard-to-reach bolts...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By iamtheari
Your picture gives me some ideas...and...

Your picture gives me some ideas...and questions:

1. Where/how did you actually mount the temperature probe and ground power receptacle?
2. Do you have a picture of the GMU 22 and GTX 45R mounts?
3....
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By iamtheari
The RV-14 is tip-up-only. So I have to balance...

The RV-14 is tip-up-only. So I have to balance the risk of damaging the canopy skin by opening it with clecos in the top forward skin against the conundrum of spending money on panel components to...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks, everyone. I think I will build it on the...

Thanks, everyone. I think I will build it on the plane. I feel like my fuselage is probably straighter than my workbenches.

Meanwhile, for those who left the forward top skin (section 35) off as...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. I get it now. The plans don't seem to...

Thanks. I get it now. The plans don't seem to show adel clamps but they make sense. And whether it's an adel clamp or a ziptie, having a cut-out to clear them makes sense. I was picturing zipties in...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By iamtheari
If you get bored and want to share a picture, I'd...

If you get bored and want to share a picture, I'd like that. I'm still not tracking, even after my Monday morning pot of coffee. :confused:
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By iamtheari
That's true of the battery angles, which are...

That's true of the battery angles, which are RV-10 parts: F-1037B and F-1037C. The nutplates go on in page 10-11, figure 3. There is a specific note about this in bold on page 10-11 (revision 1)....
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By iamtheari
Iím still lost as to how you used those holes for...

Iím still lost as to how you used those holes for zip ties. So at least we both get to go a little crazy.
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By iamtheari
Build Canopy Fairing On Fuselage?

The plans offer that you can do the canopy fairing work with the canopy on the fuselage. This seems like a good idea to me, since it ensures a match between the two even if the fuselage isnít...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By iamtheari
The two that are in focus, with their rivets...

The two that are in focus, with their rivets half-painted. (Note that I added two nutplates to the battery angles for a different reason. I'm talking about the two that are actually called for in the...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By iamtheari
Mystery Nutplates and Other Holes

I'm nearing the end of the fuselage kit of my RV-14, and I've also been working on the finishing kit. I don't have the wings yet. I'm saving those for last. Along the way, I've run into a couple...
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By iamtheari
Painting behind instrument panel

I'm at the point where the instrument panel frame gets riveted to the fuselage, and I'm debating what to do as far as paint behind it goes. The first bay is of course visible when the canopy is open....
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By iamtheari
My measurement came in a hair thinner on the 1"...

My measurement came in a hair thinner on the 1" dimension than a 1x2. The question is whether it matters at all. :)
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By iamtheari
I measured the wood block from my...

I measured the wood block from my recently-arrived finishing kit.

0.677" x 1.491" x 10"
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By iamtheari
Page 35-16 - drilling WD-619 and WD-618-1 Canopy Release Assembly

I have assembled the release mechanism as shown on page 35-15 figure 3. I am ready to drill the release tube and crank, but I am concerned about the way they fit together. Specifically, page 35-16...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By iamtheari
At Oshkosh 2018, I was told by someone from Vanís...

At Oshkosh 2018, I was told by someone from Vanís that, of the 64 flying RV-14ís at that time, ďfewer than 10%Ē were tail draggers. It will probably be faster to build one than to wait for one to hit...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,292
Posted By iamtheari
Same boat. I ordered after Oshkosh and was told...

Same boat. I ordered after Oshkosh and was told mid-December. I finally was able, with Van's help (thanks to the team at Van's!), to get an answer regarding the cylinder vendor and a current dock...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for the part number suggestion. Switch...

Thanks for the part number suggestion. Switch part numbers are always fun to look through because there are a million different configurations. Honeywell's document about the TL series is no...
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,210
Posted By iamtheari
Resurrecting the old thread as I approach this...

Resurrecting the old thread as I approach this process. Does anyone have recommendations for a filler primer that may be available locally rather than a specialty thing?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By iamtheari
I stink at drawings. Maybe I stink at...

I stink at drawings. Maybe I stink at descriptions, too. The switch would have three positions. From bottom to top, they would be: OFF, which disconnects both the master and the backup battery....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,205
Posted By iamtheari
That makes sense to me, that they would design a...

That makes sense to me, that they would design a chip for their flashlights and have it mass-produced. It's a shame that Vertical Power won't let us reprogram the VP-X firmware to do things like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By iamtheari
The battery switch as set out in my OP above does...

The battery switch as set out in my OP above does not violate the objective. The backup battery is on anytime the main is on, and connected to the dedicated backup power pins on the Garmin equipment...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By iamtheari
I'm torn on single or dual alternators. If I go...

I'm torn on single or dual alternators. If I go dual, then I plan to have a 3-position switch: ALT1 / OFF / ALT2. This would isolate the two alternator positions and prevent them from both being...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,205
Posted By iamtheari
Selectively Latching Momentary Switch Circuit

This is for my smoke system. I plan to have an enable/disable switch on the panel, but I want the on/off control on my stick. I have a flashlight that works how I want it to work, but my one semester...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By iamtheari
Backup Battery Switch

I started planning my RV-14 panel starting about a month before I ordered the empennage kit. It's an ongoing obsession to perfect the panel, especially the switches, to make every possible situation...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,377
Posted By iamtheari
Checking again before I order anything... Do I...

Checking again before I order anything... Do I need all three sizes or will a #40 plexi bit followed by regular #36 and #27 bits to upsize the hole.
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By iamtheari
That makes more sense to me. Thanks. I just...

That makes more sense to me. Thanks. I just looked in section 40A and the tri-gear instructions don't say anything about this. Page 40B-02 step 3 says of the filing, "This will ensure that the engine...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. That sets my mind a bit at ease about the...

Thanks. That sets my mind a bit at ease about the results of the step Iím questioning. I am still curious about the step itself, though, which call for filing off powder coat specifically to ensure...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. I get it now. The question is how badly I...

Thanks. I get it now. The question is how badly I want to cut holes in my fuselage.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By iamtheari
Engine mount grounding

The hardware bag for the engine mount was backordered in my finishing kit so I can’t actually put it on my plane yet. But I did prepare it for installation and came up with a question. The plans say...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By iamtheari
The part that protrudes from the skin with the...

The part that protrudes from the skin with the stock setup is pretty minimal, isn't it?
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By iamtheari
Two questions. First, how do you open the canopy...

Two questions. First, how do you open the canopy from the outside? Second, what is the real advantage? I'm all for upgrades to my RV-14, but I'm not sure from what I see of this latch that it is a...
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