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Forum: RV-14 09-05-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Thanks for the advice, I値l get off to do some...

Thanks for the advice, I値l get off to do some research.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Quick Build Extras?

Hi All, I知 hoping to order my QB wings and fuselage soon and wondered what if any extras I need. So a couple of questions:
I致e got the Strobe kit for the Empennage so I was going with the strobe...
Forum: International 08-07-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Hi Greg, welcome to the Vans party. I知 UK...

Hi Greg, welcome to the Vans party.

I知 UK based and building a 14A. When I imported the kit there was no duty to be paid but as you rightly mention, VAT is 20% which is a real pain.

Maybe it...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By Mikeandmaz
I finished my Rudder a few weeks ago and asked...

I finished my Rudder a few weeks ago and asked the very same question ( search for previous posts ) I did as the plans and ask and ended up with that last hole which is nigh on impossible to rivet...
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Just for information then, I shied away from the...

Just for information then, I shied away from the chisel method and ended up drilling out all 11 of the blind rivets together with the rivets of the Rudder Horn. This enabled me to pull back the skin...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Thanks for the help, I知 not sure in the UK we...

Thanks for the help, I知 not sure in the UK we can go 登ff plan without authorisation even for small things like this. I致e tried on the practice kit bucking one rivet against the other, my...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Difficult Rudder Rivet

On page 7:10; Step 4, the instructions say rivet the aft 8 holes common to the Bottom rib, Rudder Skin Assembly, and Attach Strip. Fig 1, on the same page shows the rivets to be completed leaving the...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 82,507
Posted By Mikeandmaz
140425, purchased Sep 2017. Started building...

140425, purchased Sep 2017. Started building November. Must be the slowest out there as combining it with looking after 18 month old twin girls. VS complete, Rudder nearly.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Thanks for the advice guys. Edge tool on order...

Thanks for the advice guys. Edge tool on order from Cleveland.
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Yes I guess that痴 another name for it. Just...

Yes I guess that痴 another name for it. Just wanted to know if there was a minimum distance from edge. As plans recommend 1/4 inch and that would put it through the holes.
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Forming Rudder Lap joint

I致e seen from another builders blog that forming the Rudder leading Edge lap joint bend is quite difficult if done as per the plans. So I thought I壇 do the bend before I start riveting it all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mikeandmaz
I知 kind of pleased the prime first camp is...

I知 kind of pleased the prime first camp is coming out on top, thanks again for the info.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Many thanks for the replies Mike

Many thanks for the replies
Mike
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Dimple or Prime

Hi,
I知 in the early stages of a build and always thought that you primed then dimpled, not sure where I got it from. But I致e seen a few people doing the dimpling first followed by priming. Any...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Thanks for the replies. I’m aware that one of my...

Thanks for the replies. I’m aware that one of my many failings is to think I can just carry on and wing it and it will be alright! I’m trying to be a bit more particular with the build, I guess maybe...
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Rudder spar bent?

Hi All,
I知 very new to the RV build world and am starting the Rudder build. I致e noticed that the Spar is slightly bent. It痴 measuring 3/32 off the work bench at one end when lying flat. Is this...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,942
Posted By Mikeandmaz
In the Practice kit instructions there is a small...

In the Practice kit instructions there is a small dimpling bucking bar to make. Once made it makes dimpling the above holes real easy and cost next to nothing. Bolt it to the work bench, slide rib...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,551
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Sorry to hear you've had problems. I've only had...

Sorry to hear you've had problems. I've only had the Empennage so far but it all came via FedEx to the UK undamaged and in under a week. The lorry driver even helped me carry it up the garden to the...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Wing dimension

Our Empennage has just arrived but the workshop is just being finished so holding off opening it few days until all sawing and sawdust has been finished and removed.
My question is what are the...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,057
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Stirring stuff for a late comer newbie, awesome...

Stirring stuff for a late comer newbie, awesome build record.
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,770
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Congratulations great to see.

Congratulations great to see.
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2017, 04:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,257
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Thanks for all the best wishes, think I'm going...

Thanks for all the best wishes, think I'm going to need it.

Factory visits are easy to organise. Best to call ahead, they normally start at 9 am and take about 30-40 mins depending on how many...
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,257
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Can't wait to get started. Chris, any idea how...

Can't wait to get started. Chris, any idea how many 14"s in the U.K. .
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,257
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Finally did it!!

Ordered the Empennage kit today. I've been reading posts on here for a few years now, visited the factory and had a test flight in the 14, and today took the plunge. Never built anything bigger than...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-02-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,686
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Hi Kiljoy, PM sent

Hi Kiljoy, PM sent
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Hey Chris, that would be very helpful. I get to...

Hey Chris, that would be very helpful. I get to KIAD quite often, I'll PM you when I'm next on my way.
Mike
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Hi Chris, that would be very useful. Just like to...

Hi Chris, that would be very useful. Just like to know that I'm on the right track
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mikeandmaz
RV14 build view and fly?

Hi All,

We are based in the U.K. and are just buying tools and sorting out the workshop in order to start an RV14 build. I'm a BA pilot and will be in Boston on layover on Sunday 27th August. If...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Thanks very much. I'm just about to order my kit...

Thanks very much. I'm just about to order my kit so don't yet have access to plans. Looks like it might just make it through.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By Mikeandmaz
Undercarriage width?

Hi all, sorry to have such a mundane request but I'm trying to find out the width of a 7a undercarriage. My workshop is in the garden and the only way out is through the garage? Is it going to make...
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