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Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By larrys
RV-14A hinge pins for front hood

We are building a RV14A and looking at the finish kit it shows the hinge around the front hood / engine covers. And the QB fuselage kit came with half the hinges installed on the lips around the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By larrys
2018

A heartfelt, thanks you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By larrys
not in my plane

Wow, Thanks! It is now driven home what not to do. I am, as always grateful for VAF and members who know what they are doing.
thanks again, Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By larrys
smoke, fire?

Thanks Mike!!!
We have already stuck it to the back of the firewall mostly for sound proofing. You suggest taking it off? On the material I listed I made sure it was none flammable and aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By larrys
Insulation & venting

I think I needed to ask others who have gone before me;
My neighbor and I are building an RV14A and it has gone very well and it is unbelievably fun though the process of building.

My question is,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By larrys
Project inspected

My partner, Dan and I are building an RV-14A in North Colorado Springs. We need to find someone around Colorado Springs that has the experience and credentials to do progress inspections on our...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-18-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By larrys
2 black vents

I have 2 new ones from Van's
Do you see the pattern, most builders did not use them because they do not seal completely. In cold weather that would be an issue.
But I have 2 from an RV-14A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,682
Posted By larrys
Sika

Where have others found to be the best place to purchase the Sika products? I live in Colorado. I am following Bruce's instructions for a RV14. Thanks, Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By larrys
shirt idea

A few years ago I bought a shirt at Oshkosh in the homebuilder's shack.
On the back it said "It's not what you can buy, its what you can build"
I loved that shirt, I wore it all the time and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By larrys
"your friends think you are a bit crazy"

I'm building a 14 and it is really fun figuring it out and doing it. It is a huge project but Van's lays it out so cleanly that you can literally do step by step. For me it keeps my mind active...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-27-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 92,459
Posted By larrys
280kts, yes and yes!

I really like the idea here. Doesn't the idea of opening the canopy in an emergency sound good? From what I have heard a successful canopy removal in flight is not possible. What about smoke,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By larrys
Vansmobile app

Does anyone know what happened with the VansMobile app for IOS? It was never updated to the 64bit version and does not work.
Thanks, Larry
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By larrys
For each part, fuselage, finish, etc I use 2 flat...

For each part, fuselage, finish, etc I use 2 flat sort boxes 1 small and one larger from Harbor Freight. And I did not label the box I left and labels on the packaging but it has a clear top.
Larry
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By larrys
don't use kit fresh air vents

The first change I made was yo not use the vans supplied fresh air eyeballs. I live in cold weather and they seem to be manufactured to leak air. I am glad I noted it and got others. I bought some...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By larrys
I ordered both

I found that ordering both was good because I would switch back and forth. I would build easy tasks when you did not want to study hard to build. And we built a lot further in the build before we...
Forum: Reviews 08-19-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By larrys
Manual / Catalog

I have been looking for a while for a "book" that would visually show me what type nut or washer or bolt I am dealing with for only a number.
This last Oshkosh, 2018, I looked all over and ask many...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By larrys
I'm grateful !

Thanks for the help. It all makes sense to me now. VAF is amazing.
Larry.
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By larrys
fitting landing gear leg

When fitting the landing gear leg it is just a bit short, lower then the hole on the top bracket it bolts to. I am trying to work it up to that height but it is about 1/2 the bolt diameter short on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,954
Posted By larrys
a fresh look?

I am a bit new to depths of the FAA but I think it is sad that with the quality of the Van's Product that his comment of;

It seems that aviation in general would really benefit if the "little guys"...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By larrys
fuel monitoring

Thanks! I will get it done
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By larrys
fuel,

I am really grateful for the replies!
It makes sense to me now.
Larry
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By larrys
RV-14 fuel redundancy question

Building the RV-14, the fuel pump is over the outgoing exhaust tunnel. Does it get hot? And also we are planning for backup electrical power but what about a backup source of fuel pressure? Does...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 92,459
Posted By larrys
Next RV

What would the repeat offenders line up for?

1. Something that would cruise faster then the Rocket! Much faster!
2. 6 place with a side door like a Cherokee 6
3. A plane that will land on water and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,181
Posted By larrys
Colorado

I am not inviting everyone, but. Colorado Springs has a good number of sunny days. Living right next to a 14,000 ft mountain we can have 4 seasons all in the same day! It is a great place! Plus...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,357
Posted By larrys
Thanks for the update from Oshkosh

I also asked at Oshkosh and Sterling said I was the second person asking but he had no clue there was an issue. Really glad to hear it is being addressed.
Thanks again, Larry
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,848
Posted By larrys
14

Awesome!
I am building faster now!!
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,056
Posted By larrys
RV-14..

Absolutely Beautiful!!!
I really hope mine comes out as amazing!

But I need the training wheel in the front.
Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By larrys
Very nice!!

In the process and looking forward to having one as nice as yours, congrats,
Larry
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,357
Posted By larrys
Cracks

I'm building a RV-14 and very grateful for the forum and for Vans and how they back there product.
I think those that are impatient need to relax. Yes, it is huge investment of time and money. But...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By larrys
A couple questions on the fuselage build

On page 34-2 it calls out a template W-00026 to get the angle for the flap rod. It was not on the ship list. Is it something I need to order or make?

On the rods for the flaps, they do not fit...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,020
Posted By larrys
All week working the booth

I will be working the booth in hangar D, Rapidset Buildings for hangars, next to Schweiss door. Also my wife is coming Wednesday for the first time at an airshow. And not really in favor of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,448
Posted By larrys
I'm years out

Really exciting to see! Keeps the dream alive.
I think Steve's comment "respect" was well stated.
Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,672
Posted By larrys
screensaver?

Maybe someone can make a screensaver, when you log in you can track the progress of where Vlad is today. Privacy would be an issue but it would be fun to live it vicariously (include pictures).
Hope...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By larrys
I went to Troy high school, no wonder you call...

I went to Troy high school, no wonder you call yourself stressed out! Pack up and move to Colorado, it might help. But you need to hurry from all the other Cal movers. Again, thanks for your help....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By larrys
Thanks Art! I drove to where the plane was and...

Thanks Art!
I drove to where the plane was and took a measurement. It is .025 where I need to add the access panel.
I am grateful for your help.
Thanks, Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By larrys
Skin thickness on side of tailcone RV-14?

I need to order an access plate and need to know the skin thickness on the side of the tailcone for the RV-14?
Would someone be next to their build and be able to let me know?
Thanks, Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By larrys
Wordpress question

Would you know the names of the widgets you are using with Wordpress? And does it automatically tally time per page/entry? Thanks, Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By larrys
Web based builders logs?

Does anyone have a good experience with a web based builders Log? The issue is my partner uses a Mac which won't work with the Van's recommended KitLogPro.
I tried ExperiCraft but it seems to be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 46,811
Posted By larrys
Go!! God's speed,

I am excited to follow the progress.
Larry
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 86,669
Posted By larrys
RV-14 140186

Building with my neighbor. What a joy! Dreamed about it, planned and finally it is happening! Thanks Vans!!
QB fuselage
bought a very good tail competed in AZ
QB Wings on order
Still a very long...
Forum: RV-4 04-16-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 252,969
Posted By larrys
Wow, very nice

Amazing workmanship. Hope I can do half as good!
Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,582
Posted By larrys
a couple more thoughts on hangars

At https://www.rapidsetbuildings.com/download.php?code=spring_2012 is a good article on the designing hangars. Part of what it talks about is noting the tail height then you back the plane in on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,582
Posted By larrys
Design a hangar online (free)

Unless you live in a very remote location, a large part of the issue of building a hangar is the building department.
We have built a system where you can design a building online, get a price online...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By larrys
Someone should tell Steve Melton of the need

Someone should tell Steve Melton of the need. I assume he would have them on his daughters site right away!
Larry
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By larrys
panel layout

A couple thoughts for you, download https://viewer.autodesk.com/ it is a free dxf viewer from Autocad

Another idea is if you have the time to learn a lot, join EAA or if you are a member you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By larrys
RV-14 !!!

I dreamed, prob'ed around in the background at VAF for years. I have been to many airshows over the years (for my job) and decided the only way to go is the RV-14. At Oshkosh, Vans will take you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,364
Posted By larrys
Alaska Airmen Show

Too bad you are not going a little earlier in the year. We go to the Alaska Airmen show and have a booth in the show. Alaska is like a big small town. And it is not hard to find good food. But so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By larrys
Thanks you! That is exactly what I needed to...

Thanks you! That is exactly what I needed to know. I was thinking of building the ailerons and/or flaps while waiting but now I know that is not needed.
Thanks, again! Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By larrys
What is quick built on RV14 wings?

Hopefully someone will know?
The wait time seems to be getting longer on the RV-14 QB parts. For the wings are the ailerons and flaps built? I assume the fuel takes are mostly complete and I saw a...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By larrys
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Hope to see your part of the world in a year or so.
Larry,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,446
Posted By larrys
So Exciting!!

I am excited for you, now the payback for all those hours.
I hope and pray the same is in my future!
Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,880
Posted By larrys
I could not agree more!! Amen.

I could not agree more!! Amen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,371
Posted By larrys
I did talk with my agent and that is why I only...

I did talk with my agent and that is why I only chose the "lose of use" liability insurance. But I think I will see if I can post the bill and what the web site shows. You can not pay on the web...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,371
Posted By larrys
Rental Cars

Hopefully you all, who I have never met, can help.
I travel about once a month or so (hence a plane would be handy) and always going to different places usually related to selling hangars or other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,829
Posted By larrys
Speed

I asked Van once "what about a turbine". I just got the stare. I assume I was the 20,000th person asking the same question that day. He just went back to writing on his yellow legal pad with what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,309
Posted By larrys
Bose

I had an old LightSpeed and the plastic parts of the headset kept breaking. (old is the keyword - but still) Sent it into Lightspeed to fix, broke again and I threw in the trash.
Now I use Dave...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By larrys
I'll be dreaming... Now I need to wait till SnF...

I'll be dreaming... Now I need to wait till SnF to purchase the 14 fuselage just in case... One mention and look what happens.
Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,681
Posted By larrys
Hangar height

Usually each airport has a board that makes the rules. But one rule I do know of or have at least heard of though the years of designing hangars is the FAA has a rule that the a buildings height can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,681
Posted By larrys
Hangars designed, priced and print plans online

The thread was started with a wood hangar. But if you want to compare you can design a pre-engineered steel hangar live online, get a real price, delivered to the zip code, with engineered stamped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,823
Posted By larrys
With Sliders pins won't help. Best to pack up...

With Sliders pins won't help. Best to pack up and go. I wish I was nearby I would come to help. Be safe, Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,823
Posted By larrys
We design and sell hangars and it comes down to the door.

We design and sell hangars and it usually comes down to the door. Rapidset Buildings. Look to see if your door has a wind pin. It will be about a 1" pin going into the concrete from the bottom of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,255
Posted By larrys
Thank you all!

On the needles, it was a very bad experience when i was about 10 at the dentist. Working construction, bleeding all over, smashing my finger, cutting things etc dose not bother me, it medical...
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