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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By Stockmanreef
Dale-- that is a great suggestion. I just used...

Dale--

that is a great suggestion. I just used some plastic sheet and painters tape to make sure that the drilling mess doesn't reach the engine. Drilling is up next.

ken
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By Stockmanreef
Undimpling Question

I have decided to use the Skybolt fasteners along the top cowl along the firewall. At this point, I have the skin, the FW, and the spacer dimpled, since i did not plan this orginally. So should I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,590
Posted By Stockmanreef
Where is a good source for a roll of 2" wide...

Where is a good source for a roll of 2" wide carbon fiber cloth?
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Stockmanreef
thanks. Van's answer was the same, but in a very...

thanks. Van's answer was the same, but in a very nebulous way.
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Stockmanreef
OK- that makes more sense.

OK- that makes more sense.
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Stockmanreef
Cowling Question: 45-08 alignment of Top Cowl

Can some explain the use of plumb bobs to align the top cowl? Steps 9-11 are clear as mud. I understand the goal. I just have no idea what the plumb bobs are for and how they do anything useful. I...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Stockmanreef
Cowling Question

It clearly states at the end of the spinner section (44-07) to install the spinner with the hardware called out in Figure 1. Then on 45-08 (cowling section), it shows the spinner not there and it...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stockmanreef
Do you know if you can get 063 locally or is this...

Do you know if you can get 063 locally or is this an online sort of thing? What type of place would you buy it locally?

I heard back again from vans indicating to use 063 and not 032.
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stockmanreef
I was also wondering how other people did the...

I was also wondering how other people did the drilling of the holes in the spinner for the front plate. Since my spinner is gray, the plans suggest the magnet trick. I decided to use a laser...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stockmanreef
I just made some out of 0.032. Maybe I will make...

I just made some out of 0.032. Maybe I will make thicker ones at some point, but there are plenty of other things to do at this point.
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stockmanreef
advice from the mothership was to use 0.032.

advice from the mothership was to use 0.032.
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stockmanreef
how the heck to you bend Al sheet metal that...

how the heck to you bend Al sheet metal that thick to get a nice curve?
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stockmanreef
Tim-- So I assume that the difference in...

Tim--

So I assume that the difference in thickness does not matter in this case and that after painting, it would not be visible anyway.

True?
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stockmanreef
JDR_BTR-- My fiberglass skills are up to the...

JDR_BTR--

My fiberglass skills are up to the task that you suggest. I guess I will trim the spinner to the 1/8" clearance first and then build the new part.

Now I have a reason to use some of that...
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stockmanreef
I might ask this in a separate thread, but I will...

I might ask this in a separate thread, but I will start here. I have a question about the Spinner Gap Filler. This is an observation and question.

So I followed the plans (I think).

44-03 Step 1:...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stockmanreef
I put the spinner in place temporarily and I...

I put the spinner in place temporarily and I still have a question.

I see that the last thing you do is sand the back edge of the spinner flush with the back edge of the spinner back plate. But...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,096
Posted By Stockmanreef
Go to Troy at Grov-Air in Colorado. It is a two...

Go to Troy at Grov-Air in Colorado. It is a two day course ($425) and you learn all the basics for building an RV. You learn things that you might screw up if you don't take the course. For...
Forum: Tools 12-11-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By Stockmanreef
Interesting. My Numatx is from 2013, so it works...

Interesting. My Numatx is from 2013, so it works off adjusting the ram length. With that said, I am not actually sure that it would not work the same way. I just keep mine adjusted to 95 psi and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,194
Posted By Stockmanreef
Don- The original post said "I prefer a call...

Don-

The original post said "I prefer a call sign that does not sound too much like many others."

Well, if you pick a letter combination that rolls off the tongue and where most of the available...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,194
Posted By Stockmanreef
well, I wanted something meaningful. I wanted 14...

well, I wanted something meaningful. I wanted 14 in the call sign but that was not easy to find. So I went with 73XP. 73 is my kit number. X-ray Papa a nice combo of letters. It also stands for...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By Stockmanreef
Section 49 Question

I am a little confused on 49-06 and 49-07. The plans say to use and RTV on 49-06, but then on 49-07 for sealing off the fins on the oil cooler is says to use a dear silicone adhesive/sealant (not...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By Stockmanreef
Every time I see that canopy lock installed, I...

Every time I see that canopy lock installed, I really want to change out mine.
Forum: Tools 12-07-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By Stockmanreef
so you don't adjust the piston? Maybe new ones...

so you don't adjust the piston? Maybe new ones are different. Mine runs at 95 psi. I adjust the length of the piston travel. It screws in and out. Yours just works on pressure?

For dimpling, I...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By Stockmanreef
A couple of other things that you could do...

A couple of other things that you could do now.

1. Put on a remote oil filter: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=176027

2. put on the "forest of tabs" on the FW.

3. mount...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By Stockmanreef
A couple of other things that you could do...

A couple of other things that you could do now.

1. Put on a remote oil filter: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=176027

2. put on the "forest of tabs" on the FW.

3. mount...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By Stockmanreef
I assume that you are talking about powder...

I assume that you are talking about powder coating the baffles in the engine area. If so, then I really like that idea.

I second the idea of not rivet on the top skin. I actually just took it off...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,063
Posted By Stockmanreef
Keith. Thanks. I have all the materials to...

Keith.

Thanks. I have all the materials to connect to the sump and the exhaust. I will probably end up doing that unless someone convinces me that it is a waste of time.

As far as pictures go,...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By Stockmanreef
The reason I put all the wires through a single...

The reason I put all the wires through a single pass through and the cable through the others is that someone suggested that the cables tend to move and can be an issue with the wires long term. I...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stockmanreef
With that in mind, I think that I could tape or...

With that in mind, I think that I could tape or temporarily screw the spinner in place and do the cowling without rotating the prop. That would be nice, since it would leave the engine pickled. Of...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By Stockmanreef
I did all the fairings and wheel pants long...

I did all the fairings and wheel pants long before the engine. I would imagine that it is much easier without the engine. You have to lift the plane completely off the ground to line up the wheel...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stockmanreef
Spinner Mounting Question

I read the plans and maybe (as usual) I missed something and there is no point where you need to line the spinner up to ensure there is no wobble. Feedback from the mothership also indicated that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Stockmanreef
Have you seen these squeezer dies which are...

Have you seen these squeezer dies which are specifically made for this task?

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/RV-14-SAFETY-PIN-SQUEEZING-TOOL/productinfo/14%2D1801/#.XemaRC2ZNQI

While you are at it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Stockmanreef
well, you weren't the only only to mention...

well, you weren't the only only to mention section 12. Someone from Van's Support cited section 12 as well for some strange reason.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Stockmanreef
I keep wondering what section 12 is. It...

I keep wondering what section 12 is. It certainly is meaningless to a 14 builders. At least as near as I can tell.

I like the pencil idea. I was planning on using a dual axis laser, but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Stockmanreef
Curley- How do you determine the distance you...

Curley-

How do you determine the distance you put the plate on the tool to ensure that the cowling ends up in the correct place?

Thanks
ken
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By Stockmanreef
I bought a few more and plan to use on EGT and...

I bought a few more and plan to use on EGT and CHT.
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,063
Posted By Stockmanreef
Keith-- Are you using the vacuum evacuation...

Keith--

Are you using the vacuum evacuation system and are you using stock exhaust or vetterman?

I would like to see pictures of the installation. In particular how you attached to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Stockmanreef
I had a bit of a brain fart. The piano hinges...

I had a bit of a brain fart. The piano hinges are on the fuselage on the sides. I need to rivet on the top skin, so those hinges need to be put in place. So I should be able to do the oil cooler...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Stockmanreef
I have the avionics done and will have everything...

I have the avionics done and will have everything wired FWF this week. I just put on the FM-150. I need to do exhaust, baffling, cowling, spinner, oil cooler, snorkle (which requires the cowling in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Stockmanreef
New Engine while building Question

I don't know how I would search my question so I figure I would ask.

I am about to put on the prop and so now it is time to start rotating the prop. Obviously this means that you have to take out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By Stockmanreef
Apparently Stein Air says to use them--according...

Apparently Stein Air says to use them--according to a rv-14 builders log I found. Not sure if I will change out the ends on the EGTs and CHTs.

thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By Stockmanreef
Wiring Red Cube Question

Are people using the wiring coupling fittings that come with the red cube to connect wires? They are little fittings where a wire slides in from each side and then tighten down a hex nut to lock the...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By Stockmanreef
If someone sends me all the lists for all the...

If someone sends me all the lists for all the kits--parts and hardware, then I will update the spread sheets in the "gotchas" thread. I have found few mistakes and I would like to double check...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,533
Posted By Stockmanreef
SO I mounted the FM 150. I was able to torque...

SO I mounted the FM 150. I was able to torque down the 2 on the left side using a crows foot, but how the heck do you torque the top right nut (co-pilots side) and the bottom right. I looked up a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,253
Posted By Stockmanreef
well, I definitely plan to go out to Van's in OR...

well, I definitely plan to go out to Van's in OR for transition training or find someone closer. Any idea what lead time is required to get the training at Vans? I guess I will email vans this week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,253
Posted By Stockmanreef
First Take off Nerves

I am getting close to the end of the build and I know that I will be quite nervous to go out on the maiden voyage. With that said, I think that I will have a co-pilot on the first flight. Hopefully...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,533
Posted By Stockmanreef
Ah--great thought. I will flip it over. thanks

Ah--great thought. I will flip it over.

thanks
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,533
Posted By Stockmanreef
It appears that the two difference setups put the...

It appears that the two difference setups put the throttle bracket in different spots. The one as per the Airflow Performance puts the threads of the push cable at the end of the threads (or so it...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By Stockmanreef
I think that I just figured it out. The...

I think that I just figured it out. The propeller is an R flange, while the engine is a K flange. which means that it can be installed onto the engine in one position or 180 degrees from that...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By Stockmanreef
Prop Installation Question

This might be an obvious one, but I don't mind asking dumb questions. So....

I think that I figured out that the flange on the IO390 is a "R" according to the hartzell manual. In the install section...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,234
Posted By Stockmanreef
Tail dragger question

I am building 14a, but i was just wondering something about a tail dragger.

Has anyone mounted camera(s) to the plane such that they could use the real time video to taxi? Have the video pop up on...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Stockmanreef
the real question is why do you have to remove...

the real question is why do you have to remove the tail wheel bracket. I think that the only thing that would be missing from the 14a would be the rear tie down bracket. One would have to remove...
Forum: Tools 11-15-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,699
Posted By Stockmanreef
I assume that there will be enough people with...

I assume that there will be enough people with the C-frame plans, that it won't be an issue wot find them.
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By Stockmanreef
IO390 Expansion Plug Removal

I was reading another thread about removing the expansion plug before putting on the prop. It was suggested that one could just invert the plug with a piece of steel (rounded edges) and a hammer. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By Stockmanreef
I take it that I don't need to drill any holes...

I take it that I don't need to drill any holes first. Just get the plug to invert.

Thanks
ken
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By Stockmanreef
I have two as well

I have two as well
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By Stockmanreef
will "Filler Primer" take care of the pin...

will "Filler Primer" take care of the pin holes?
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By Stockmanreef
Priming wheel pants

I am at the point where I should prime the wheel pants. Will primer stick well to the gel coat on the parts or does this have to be scuffed up prior to priming?

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,687
Posted By Stockmanreef
why not just use facebook? You can post pictures...

why not just use facebook? You can post pictures and videos directly from your phone. and you can make comments after posting. At some point, I created a RV-14 pages linked to me regular FB page. ...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,063
Posted By Stockmanreef
ASA Oil Separator

I have the need to reroute the breather tube. I put the main 60 amp fuse and shunt in the path of the breather tube. Oops. So now I will be rerouting the breather tube. I was wondering if it would...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By Stockmanreef
Alternator installation Question: safety wiring

can someone post how the bolts for the alternator are safety wired in place. I know how to do the one on the tensor arm where is connects to the engine, since that is shown in the plans. I was...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By Stockmanreef
are there two caps or just one. Some one told me...

are there two caps or just one. Some one told me that there was the one in front and one deeper in the cavity.

thanks
ken
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