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Forum: RV-14 12-11-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By iamtheari
So the stick profile is the same, it's just a...

So the stick profile is the same, it's just a matter of them being cut to the right length for the Tosten military-style grip and pre-wired?
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By iamtheari
How different are the Tosten sticks from the...

How different are the Tosten sticks from the Vanís original?
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By iamtheari
Tosten Sticks

Does anyone know if the Tosten RV-14 sticks come pre-drilled to mount in the plane, or if they have to be match-drilled to the stick bases as the factory sticks do?
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,813
Posted By iamtheari
I think that cherry max rivet lengths are the...

I think that cherry max rivet lengths are the grip rather than the entire shank, as with AN470 rivet sizes.
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By iamtheari
Here is my current plan, with much credit to...

Here is my current plan, with much credit to Marvin the Smoke System Helper. I will use 3/8Ē OD aluminum tubing to go through SB750 snap bushings with rubber hose between each (the smoke system came...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,171
Posted By iamtheari
My questions about painting hinge material...

My questions about painting hinge material are:

1. When I cut and debur the hinge, is it still corrosion resistant? I donít know enough about anodizing to know.

2. For the seat hinge, and this may...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,813
Posted By iamtheari
If the bearing is stiff without the column...

If the bearing is stiff without the column mounted on it, then you have a problem like I had. Did you prime the brackets? Or is there any chance that you have any contamination in them? Just the thin...
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By iamtheari
Smoke oil plumbing

I am working on putting a Smoke System Helper kit into my RV-14. I figured out how to mount the oil tank (nut plates in baggage floor and seat back brace) and I have two options for the pump (mount...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,089
Posted By iamtheari
I spent some time contemplating adding steps, or...

I spent some time contemplating adding steps, or provisions for them, to my RV-14. I got prices for the parts listed in my prior post. And then as I was working on the plane, I noticed that I already...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By iamtheari
Does G3X alert when its ADAHRS and the G5 ADAHRS disagree?

My planned panel is a G3X installation with a single GSU 25 ADAHRS and a G5 as a backup flight instrument. My understanding is that the G5 will provide ADAHRS data to the G3X system in the event the...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,089
Posted By iamtheari
Here are the parts that I see in the...

Here are the parts that I see in the instructions:

Fuselage page 26-17:
F-14145 Step Attach Angles (1 piece that you separate into L and R)
F-00016-L Step Attach Weldment
F-00016-R Step Attach...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By iamtheari
Indeed. And the RV-14 fuselage kit is in the...

Indeed. And the RV-14 fuselage kit is in the intermediate skill level, or at least the advanced beginner level. :)
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By iamtheari
26-03 step 4 creates the Inboard Seat Ribs, but...

26-03 step 4 creates the Inboard Seat Ribs, but the missing dimple is on the next seat ribs outboard of them on both sides. So it has to be a different step, if it's there.

26-03 step 2 is to dimple...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By iamtheari
Page 32-05 baggage floor dimpling

Step 1 on page 32-05 is to dimple two #30 holes in each F-01447 baggage floor for CS4-4 rivets (120-degree heads). I did this, but I also looked at the ribs in my fuselage and the corresponding holes...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By iamtheari
I posted a similar thread here after drilling the...

I posted a similar thread here after drilling the holes in my F-01479 Aft Bottom Skin. I considered every possible thing to put in that location, including DME and stormscope antennas and a camera...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By iamtheari
I'm planning a "stick enable" switch with three...

I'm planning a "stick enable" switch with three positions: Left, Both, Right. This can be done with a SP3T switch. I drew the wiring that it would require at some point but I don't know where I put...
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By iamtheari
Iím thinking of skipping the angle and using bar...

Iím thinking of skipping the angle and using bar stock instead. But basically I will just rivet it together. Iíll take pictures of whatever I do to share here.
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By iamtheari
I'm thinking of using aluminum bar stock for the...

I'm thinking of using aluminum bar stock for the brackets. I will use some scrap aluminum sheet from my empennage kit to make shims that are about 1-1/2 inches wide and 2-1/2 inches long. Then I will...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By iamtheari
Pat: I like your suggested cut, which should...

Pat:

I like your suggested cut, which should still allow plenty of room for the small angle of pivoting that the flap actuator will need. I have one of the bracket pieces in my kitchen now so I'll...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By iamtheari
I'll have to see what angle material I am able to...

I'll have to see what angle material I am able to pick up locally. Any thoughts on those abandoned rivet holes?

As far as the picture size goes, I normally do fix that before posting but missed that...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By iamtheari
Do you know which sizes are needed? I'm always...

Do you know which sizes are needed? I'm always overwhelmed with drill numbers vs. fractional sizes.
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By iamtheari
I can't ignore your suggestion because it got me...

I can't ignore your suggestion because it got me thinking. A wider piece of material could be riveted at more points to the original brackets. The better we spread the load to the airframe, the safer...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By iamtheari
I've been pondering the possibilities still. I...

I've been pondering the possibilities still. I took a couple pictures tonight and that has helped me brainstorm a bit. I'm posting my thoughts here in the hope I'll get some constructive...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By iamtheari
What sizes are needed for the RV-14? I looked at...

What sizes are needed for the RV-14? I looked at the canopy and window instructions and came up with #40, #36, and #27. But at $40-50 per bit, I don't want to over-buy or under-buy the tools I'll...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By iamtheari
I looked at my firewall and battery box last...

I looked at my firewall and battery box last night because I saw your post while I was at work. The plans definitely show the top panel of the firewall forward of the side panels. That's how I built...
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By iamtheari
What tools should I pick up for...

What tools should I pick up for smoothing/rounding the edges of the plexiglass? Just waterproof sandpaper or is there some kind of a scraper that would be easier or safer?
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By iamtheari
Are those engine stands on both ends of your...

Are those engine stands on both ends of your rotisserie setup? How did you attach the tail to the stand? The firewall end is pretty obvious from the picture and I like your ideas.
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By iamtheari
I had not thought of opening the canopy. :eek: My...

I had not thought of opening the canopy. :eek: My basement has a 9-foot ceiling height so I will have to measure and see if that is a constraint. I'm very glad I posted this thread!
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By iamtheari
I'm building in my basement. It has its own...

I'm building in my basement. It has its own furnace. With the heat off it runs 65F but I can easily turn that up and/or add some localized heat to the canopy area on days I work on it. Question for...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By iamtheari
How many experiments did you do before you...

How many experiments did you do before you stumbled on that solution? This sounds like the first guy who figured out fermenting grain to make beer, who somehow thought it was a good idea to try...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,991
Posted By iamtheari
WOW! Care to share some of those paint color...

WOW! Care to share some of those paint color names, and how you accomplished that incredible glare shield? It looks stunning.
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,991
Posted By iamtheari
Congratulations. And good work on your build...

Congratulations. And good work on your build schedule. You make me feel slow when I had felt fast. But it has to be said...

Pictures or it didnít happen. :)
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By iamtheari
For the 14, the engine mount is in the finishing...

For the 14, the engine mount is in the finishing kit. So I canít actually do much until the kit arrives. :)
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By iamtheari
Special tools for canopy and window

Since I have to order some tools and hardware anyhow, I am curious if anyone has tips on tools to make the canopy and window build go easier and/or to make them more reliable in the long-term. I've...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By iamtheari
Canopy build order (vs. hanging the engine)

My engine is coming sometime in the next week or two. My finishing kit is coming sometime in mid-December. As is only natural, I want to hang the engine immediately. I'm building a tail dragger, if...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,701
Posted By iamtheari
I decided not to try to fill the dimples. I...

I decided not to try to fill the dimples. I didn't take pictures since the pictures in this thread are already excellent. The tailcone was not attached to the fuselage yet, so we opted to lay it on...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By iamtheari
That makes sense. I had some fun hand-turning a...

That makes sense. I had some fun hand-turning a socket extension with a universal joint on it to get the nuts started. Thanks for explaining.
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By iamtheari
Page 29-21 step 1 - no washers under nuts?

Page 29-21 step 1 has us bolt the roll bar bases to the fuselage. The hardware call-out is an AN4-7A bolt, one NAS-1149F0432P washer that is shown under the heat of the bolt, then through the...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By iamtheari
The PH actuator is pretty beefy. I like it and I...

The PH actuator is pretty beefy. I like it and I really like that it has a built-in position sensor. I hope I can make it work. I am motivated by the ego factor of having already sent the stock one...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By iamtheari
Update: I clecoed the flap motor channel and...

Update: I clecoed the flap motor channel and brackets into place in the fuselage and measured. The gap between the brackets is 0.623" while the width of the end of the PH flap motor is 0.783". So the...
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for your replies. I'll document what I end...

Thanks for your replies. I'll document what I end up doing. The new flap actuator is at the post office so I haven't had a chance to look at it in context yet. The RV-14 flap motor brackets have...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By iamtheari
Flap actuator minimum and maximum extension

So, I did a smart thing and ordered the PH Aviation flap motor with built-in position sensor. But then I did a dumb thing and sent my flap motor back to Van's without first checking the minimum and...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By iamtheari
I don't have my copy of the plans with me this...

I don't have my copy of the plans with me this weekend. But for some reason I thought that there was a designated ADAHRS mount in the left wing and a magnetometer mount in the right wing.
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By iamtheari
I'll follow along because I'm also debating the...

I'll follow along because I'm also debating the same thing. The left wing location may minimize plumbing because I will have an AOA line from the pitot mast terminating at the ADAHRS. The pitot and...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,089
Posted By iamtheari
I had the opportunity test-sit in an RV-14 to see...

I had the opportunity test-sit in an RV-14 to see how I fit. No sense spending thousands of hours to build a plane that I hate to be in. It was a tail dragger that did not have steps, which made the...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By iamtheari
This makes me want to upgrade to Beringer wheels....

This makes me want to upgrade to Beringer wheels. I am probably 6-8 weeks from having my tailwheel 14 on the gear.
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By iamtheari
Fuselage/firewall tip - do the rudder bearing block first

I just got done with some gymnastics and have a tip for RV-14 fuselage builders. When you get to page 27-02 step 4, stop and flip ahead a few pages to page 33-05 step 3. This would have been much...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,701
Posted By iamtheari
Which factory plane was it, the trike or the tail...

Which factory plane was it, the trike or the tail dragger?
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By iamtheari
Thread from last year on the topic:...

Thread from last year on the topic: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=149255

Here is Tim's syllabus:
https://www.rvcfi.com/transition/

I'm building a taildragger so I have an...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By iamtheari
Tie-down locations and smoke oil tank attachment

I bought four of the tie-down kits that Van's sells. Does anyone have tips on where exactly to put them in the baggage area? I was thinking of putting two in the aft, maybe behind the step cover...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for the tips on the back rivet bucking...

Thanks for the tips on the back rivet bucking bar. So far, so good without it but I can imagine there are times when it's easier to go that way, especially working solo. And I can see the benefit of...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By iamtheari
Page 29-14 step 8 - define "fuselage"

This step says to "rivet the side skin to the fuselage, firewall, and all parts clecoed in Step 5 and Step 6." The term "fuselage" is a little vague here. I am inferring that all of the rivets shown...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 79,515
Posted By iamtheari
It's a legitimate concern. Every line of code is...

It's a legitimate concern. Every line of code is a potential software bug. If you add 1,000 lines of code to accept, decode, and display ADS-B traffic (which, as a recovering software engineer, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-21-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,830
Posted By iamtheari
I guess I should have asked for single, dual, or...

I guess I should have asked for single, dual, or triple... Another thing I am still rolling around in my head is whether to have a backup flight instrument. For example, the Garmin G5 works as a...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,813
Posted By iamtheari
The bearing bracket halves appear to be perfectly...

The bearing bracket halves appear to be perfectly machined to clamp the bearings in place. I don't know if they clamp on the outer circumference of the bearing's outer race, on the flat sides of the...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,813
Posted By iamtheari
I successfully completed this repair with lots of...

I successfully completed this repair with lots of help from my A&P friend. We used a tight-fit drill attachment to drill out the 8 rivets holding each bearing bracket assembly to the rib, then...
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By iamtheari
With the empennage kit, I laid out the parts...

With the empennage kit, I laid out the parts generally on a sheet of plywood sitting atop a pair of sawhorses. I learned from that... With the fuselage kit, I bought three sets of plastic shelving...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By iamtheari
Sorry, I wrote that in a confusing way. To do...

Sorry, I wrote that in a confusing way. To do things in the order presented in the plans, back riveting seems mandatory. I prefer not to back rivet if I can help it, especially with AD4 rivets. Good...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By iamtheari
Page 29-12 - Why rivet stuff to side skin before clecoing it to fuselage?

Page 29-12 has you rivet about 1/3 of the holes in two ribs, 3/4 of the holes in one stiffener, and a handful of holes in the side plate and upper drag fitting to the side skin before putting the...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,227
Posted By iamtheari
Nope. I already ordered the Skybolt Phillips head...

Nope. I already ordered the Skybolt Phillips head kit. Now I can move on to worrying about something else of little consequence like interior paint colors or sanding my primed armrests to a perfectly...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,227
Posted By iamtheari
It's more that the FBO guy who plugs my preheater...

It's more that the FBO guy who plugs my preheater in or my friend who helps preflight the plane will need to find a screwdriver to open the oil door and access the preheater plug or the dipstick. I'm...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,227
Posted By iamtheari
Are the Skybolt fasteners really a big upgrade...

Are the Skybolt fasteners really a big upgrade for the oil door from the quarter-turn fasteners supplied with the kit? I generally prefer the kind you can open without a screwdriver.
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