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Forum: RV-14 05-14-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By AlexC
Hi Randy, I'm not in Brevard Co., but fairly...

Hi Randy,

I'm not in Brevard Co., but fairly close: Chuluota/Oviedo area of Seminole Co. Here's my blog - https://alex-rv14a.blogspot.com

I'm also building a -14A, not a -14, but aside from the...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By AlexC
I had to purchase a smaller clamp, since my kit...

I had to purchase a smaller clamp, since my kit also came with a much larger one not well suited for this purpose.

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By AlexC
Nice looking plane, Allan -...

Nice looking plane, Allan - congratulations!

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By AlexC
@Trent - thanks! The distance from the floor to...

@Trent - thanks! The distance from the floor to the tip of the flaps is 70.3" at its highest point. I slung the carpet holding the leading edge a little lower, so the distance from the floor to the...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By AlexC
If you are using the cradle to help mount the...

If you are using the cradle to help mount the fuel tanks, I'd keep the height as-is. However, I mounted the fuel tanks while the wing was still on a table, so I found the cradles could easily be...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By AlexC
Hi Trent, My wing cradle is also 28" wide, but I...

Hi Trent,

My wing cradle is also 28" wide, but I just measured, and you could shave 1" off per side for a 26" cradle, and the wings would fit. If you do, put the wheels as far to the sides as...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By AlexC
Congratulations, Ken! And doing completing a...

Congratulations, Ken! And doing completing a slow-build kit in only 1200hrs over 21mo is amazing. Looking forward to seeing your First Flight!

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By AlexC
Hi Allan - Not sure you got my email: In the...

Hi Allan -

Not sure you got my email: In the Vanís online store, type in the search term ď50003Ē and the item will appear (14 POWER MOD INSTALL KIT). Thatís the full part number that Turner...
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By AlexC
Section 59 is the Van's Power Module Install,...

Section 59 is the Van's Power Module Install, which includes a ~45deg subpanel fuse mount (parts F-14188A and F-14188B-L and -R). Section 59 is part of the Avionic Kit PDF. If you don't have that...
Forum: Builder Website Links 02-10-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,991
Posted By AlexC
The site looks great, Ken! Your posts on...

The site looks great, Ken! Your posts on Facebook and now this site have been extremely helpful in the construction of my RV-14A.

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By AlexC
Oviedo, which is east of Orlando

Oviedo, which is east of Orlando
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By AlexC
it's my favorite currency

it's my favorite currency
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By AlexC
That's what they call the aux music jack and it's...

That's what they call the aux music jack and it's associated wires and molex connector
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By AlexC
The Dynon servos are part of Section 57, located...

The Dynon servos are part of Section 57, located here: https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/57/

The servo install kits are located on Van's website, and search for "servo"...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By AlexC
unscrew the assembly from the access panel,...

unscrew the assembly from the access panel, attach the springs to the trim arm, and then reattach motor assembly to the access panel. It is easier if you rotate the assembly so the arm is pointed...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By AlexC
Those 2 "un-dimpled" #19 holes in the fuel tank...

Those 2 "un-dimpled" #19 holes in the fuel tank skin correspond to the tank attach bracket subassembly (18-04, fig 2) and the two MS21051-L08 nutplates #19 holes, which are part of that.

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By AlexC
dimple the screw holes

Right above 18-03 step 11, there is a note to dimple the #19 screw holes, in boldface type ... although you are right - the figure on page 18-05 doesn't call them out specifically.

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By AlexC
Dimple

Hi Tim,

The RV-14 instructions state to dimple those holes.

Regards,
Alex
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,876
Posted By AlexC
Thanks - it seems that the standard engines are...

Thanks - it seems that the standard engines are taking about a half a year, and the Thunderbolts are creeping toward a full year. I appreciate the responses!

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,876
Posted By AlexC
Thanks, Byron and Larry - much appreciated. ...

Thanks, Byron and Larry - much appreciated.

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,876
Posted By AlexC
lead time for non-Thunderbolt Lycoming

Could folks share what have been the recent lead times of their non-Thunderbolt Lycoming orders for the RV14(A)?

Thanks,
Alex
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,920
Posted By AlexC
I don't think vents come with the slow- or...

I don't think vents come with the slow- or quick-build RV-14(A) kits ... I had to order them separately. SV-5 is a plastic vent and lists for $22.50 ea. on Van's website. Many builders (including...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By AlexC
Check Van's Control Surface Deflections?

Have you checked the control surface deflections from Van's? I was wondering the same thing about my Garmin install, which I did per the plans and looks similar to yours, until I verified that I...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By AlexC
potential solution

I had the same issue, and have posted what eventually worked on my blog (https://alex-rv14a.blogspot.com/2019/03/section-16-top-wing-skins-outboard.html). Hope that helps.

Regards,
Alex
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,843
Posted By AlexC
Great, thanks for these details. I appreciate...

Great, thanks for these details. I appreciate that you'll soon post a table to your website, and likewise that the return process for my BB-MU is going smoothly. (Part of the confusion when ordering...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,843
Posted By AlexC
Thanks, Jon - I may try a similar installation. ...

Thanks, Jon - I may try a similar installation.

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,843
Posted By AlexC
Thanks, Jon - that image and description are very...

Thanks, Jon - that image and description are very helpful. It looks like you moved the battery box inboard a bit, likely to clear the inboard flange of the brake fluid reservoir. Do you happen to...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,843
Posted By AlexC
EarthX battery box doesn't fit RV-14A

After reading this thread, I thought I'd get ahead of the curve and purchase that made-for-Van's battery box from EarthX, since I'm nearly at that stage of my slow-build RV-14A. EarthX's website...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By AlexC
If you go to this page...

If you go to this page (https://alex-rv14a.blogspot.com/2019/03/section-15-rear-spar-completed-left-side.html) of my blog, I've added an image that highlights the 6 holes I had to match-drill from...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-26-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,471
Posted By AlexC
When I started, I compared a few "complete" tool...

When I started, I compared a few "complete" tool kits from multiple vendors - none are truly complete; not even close (I've spent over $8k in tools so far). You'll be placing many orders in the first...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,556
Posted By AlexC
Cleaveland Tool

I bought a slightly modified version of the RV-14 tool kit from Cleaveland Tool, and then added tools as needed over time: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,049
Posted By AlexC
SportAir

Since you mentioned you have no experience with aluminum, you might try this RV Assembly workshop (https://eaa.org/Shop/SAW/Workshop_Details.aspx?workshop=vans_rv_assembly&id=2701775) or the...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By AlexC
Todd, My packing list has four VA-141 flanges...

Todd,

My packing list has four VA-141 flanges listed, and I installed two per fuel tank.

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By AlexC
spraying SEM

I used SEM #39683, which has a nice fan spray nozzle and is self-etching. However, instead of applying primer to each hole one at a time (there are a couple hundred per spar), I masked with a line of...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By AlexC
OP-38

Hi Alvin - here you go: https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RV-10-14_OP38.pdf

Regards,
Alex
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,228
Posted By AlexC
Corrosion X

I'm planning on using Corrosion X on all the alclad parts (which is most of the structure), but I'm still priming all the non-alclad parts. It seems you can get to most the compartments with even...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By AlexC
Hi Bart - I believe it is part of pg 09-22, step...

Hi Bart - I believe it is part of pg 09-22, step 2, in which you pull the bottom skin down to gain access to the shop end of two AN426AD3-3 rivets. You can substitute MK-319-BS at that stage ... and...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By AlexC
E-01405 spar

My E-01405 spar was drilled #40 per the plans, and I just double-checked that the rivets I used for that step are indeed AD3-4 (Pg 09-14, step 5). If your spar was drilled #30, you probably need to...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By AlexC
Excellent, thanks! I'll PM you...

Excellent, thanks! I'll PM you...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,685
Posted By AlexC
Thanks gentlemen ... I appreciate all the...

Thanks gentlemen ... I appreciate all the responses, and glad you did not have any issues with the alignment!

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,685
Posted By AlexC
same alignment issue with rear spar (July 2018)

I also had this issue with a kit received in July 2018 (exact same hole positions that "E" mentioned on his blog here: http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/search/label/08%20Horizontal%20Stabilizer). ...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By AlexC
Thanks - I'm a bit far from you (4hrs?), but am...

Thanks - I'm a bit far from you (4hrs?), but am planning on driving up that way in a few months and will PM you before I do.

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,243
Posted By AlexC
Sorry to hear about all those bolts having to...

Sorry to hear about all those bolts having to come out, but great news that your tank was mostly leak-free!

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By AlexC
Thanks Ray! I just found his first flight (June...

Thanks Ray! I just found his first flight (June 1st, 2018) posting on The Mothership website - I'll try to touch base via that contact.

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By AlexC
Excellent, it would be great to get together -...

Excellent, it would be great to get together - I'm not that far from Spruce Creek (~45min); easy for me to drive up. (I'll send a PM, too)

_Alex
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,874
Posted By AlexC
new builder - Cleaveland tools are excellent

I realize that I'm posting to a semi-old thread, but I agree with purchasing an RV-14-specific Tool Kit from one of the vendors. It saves a lot of headache when purchasing the initial bolus of...
Forum: RV-14 07-30-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By AlexC
Excellent, thanks Ken! I'll PM you about getting...

Excellent, thanks Ken! I'll PM you about getting together; great to know we aren't that far away from each other (I burned many holes in the sky training over the fields just south of Lake Apopka...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By AlexC
Thanks very much, Turner! I'll definitely be...

Thanks very much, Turner! I'll definitely be contacting you to take you up on your offer. From your blog, I noticed your panel diagram has very similar components to those I've envisioned. Congrats...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By AlexC
I just started an RV-14A ... any other builders in the Orlando area?

Hello VAF community,

After having lurked on the RV-14 Forum for a few months, and visited a number of your excellent blogs and websites, I finally took an EAA SportAir workshop, and pulled the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,631
Posted By AlexC
Congratulations on your first flight of a very...

Congratulations on your first flight of a very nice RV-14A!

Btw, I placed an order for the RV-14A empennage kit on the same day as your first flight. Looking forward to joining you in the air ......
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