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Forum: RV-14 10-13-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
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, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
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, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
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, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
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.
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By iamtheari
I'm about to order the Skybolt hardware. Do I...

I'm about to order the Skybolt hardware. Do I need to order tools from them as well or can the hardware be installed using regular tools?
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By iamtheari
My A&P friend who is helping me with the build...

My A&P friend who is helping me with the build helped me evaluate this situation and decide on a solution. We will use a 90-degree drill to remove the 8 rivets holding each bearing bracket to the...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By iamtheari
After removing the control column completely, I...

After removing the control column completely, I can see that both bearings are stiff. I can insert a screwdriver through them and rotate them with mild stiffness, but I can't rotate them in the...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By iamtheari
I hope it doesn't come to that for me. But can...

I hope it doesn't come to that for me. But can you share some insight on why you removed the rib rather than removing the bearing bracket from the rib and leaving the rib in place? It seems to me...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By iamtheari
Well, I spent an hour on it tonight, mostly...

Well, I spent an hour on it tonight, mostly dropping washers and cursing. With two thick washers and a shim on the outboard side and a thin and thick washer on the inboard side, the copilot side of...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By iamtheari
The shim is thick enough to countersink for the...

The shim is thick enough to countersink for the AD3 rivets that go there. I dimpled the guides and will countersink the shims. If you dimpled the shims (also possible, I think), then you could just...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By iamtheari
With one side completely loosened, there is much...

With one side completely loosened, there is much less friction on the control column. There are visible gaps on both sides so I will have to get some shims in there. I am still working on honing my...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By iamtheari
Resurrecting this old thread because there is...

Resurrecting this old thread because there is still an error on this page in revision 1, which is dated 3/3/2015 (2 months after the post above).


The written instructions have been corrected from...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for your posts above. I'll hope for the...

Thanks for your posts above. I'll hope for the best with shims and report back. Shouldn't take more than a month or two of dropping washers and cursing my lot in life. :)
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. I'll loosen one side at a time and see...

Thanks. I'll loosen one side at a time and see how that goes. I agree that any friction between my hand and the control surfaces would be best to avoid. My main concern is whether I somehow messed up...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By iamtheari
I wonder if I would be better off drilling those...

I wonder if I would be better off drilling those rivets out and re-engineering the bearing bracket mounts now, before I install the side skins and age an additional 20-40 years. I'm 36 now and, if...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. I'll spend my weekend in that tedium, I...

Thanks. I'll spend my weekend in that tedium, I guess, since it'll be worth it. My concern is that the bearings themselves are not working correctly but I don't know how to differentiate that from...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By iamtheari
Control column installation and bearing stiffness (page 29-05 step 7)

I got the bottom fuselage skins riveted together tonight and proceeded to install the control column. There is almost no play when one side's hardware is installed so I do not think I need any shims....
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By iamtheari
My current plan is to use the two nutplate...

My current plan is to use the two nutplate locations in the battery angles, forward of the elevator bellcrank and just aft of the F-01406 aft baggage bulkhead, and add two more nutplates just aft of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,442
Posted By iamtheari
The second screen is not redundancy except for...

The second screen is not redundancy except for the first screen so I donít consider that as a major positive. The MFDís value for me is displaying charts, engine instruments, weather, and the like as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,442
Posted By iamtheari
I keep an expired book of approach plates (along...

I keep an expired book of approach plates (along with expired sectionals) in an AOPA headset bag in my plane. Unfortunately, the one time that would have been handy I was in Colorado which is outside...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,442
Posted By iamtheari
Dual vs. Single EFIS

Has anyone installed a single EFIS and wish they had installed two? Or has anyone installed two and wish they had just bought one? I am planning for a G3X Touch system although I'm not yet 100%...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By iamtheari
Okay, looking at the plans... Fuselage page...

Okay, looking at the plans...

Fuselage page 28-07 is where I put on the lower cowl plates, already done.

Fuselage page 29-08 is where the side cowl hinges go onto the firewall, which I will...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for the specific details. I am not an...

Thanks for the specific details. I am not an infrequent flier and this plane won't be, either. I fly about 150 hours a year in my Arrow that the RV-14 will basically replace and, with lower operating...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for the tips on the Skybolt fasteners. I'm...

Thanks for the tips on the Skybolt fasteners. I'm almost at the point in the fuselage where you put the hinge material on, so I'd better make a decision and order some parts if I'm going to go that...
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By iamtheari
After trying to fit it together both ways, it...

After trying to fit it together both ways, it works better to put the shroud inboard of (above) the F-01484 skin, which does most closely match figure 1 on page 29-02. And now that I have spent more...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By iamtheari
What are the alternatives to the piano hinge on...

What are the alternatives to the piano hinge on the cowl?
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By iamtheari
Finishing Kit Omissions/Options

I know it's been discussed before, but not in depth and apparently at a time when the kits were organized differently as I saw people talking about air vents in the finishing kit.

I have decided to...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By iamtheari
RV-14 smoke pump mounting location

I decided to go with a smoke system after all. Itís totally frivolous but itís just money. I went with Smoke System Helperís RV-14 specific kit.

Anyhow, the oil tank will obviously go behind the...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By iamtheari
Page 29-02 step 2 - overlap of F-01454 muffler shroud ramp

Step 2 on page 29-02 says to overlap the F-01483 forward bottom skins, F-01484 center bottom skin, and F-01454 muffler shroud ramp as shown in figure 1. I want to confirm that I have the right...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By iamtheari
Youíre a genius. I happened to be in a hardware...

Youíre a genius. I happened to be in a hardware store when I posted. They didnít have numbered bits but the Ace down the street did.
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By iamtheari
Tools nobody gives you in a kit

I got one of the RV-14 tool kits when I started my build and I have had to add a few as I go. Just last week I decided to buy a better backrivet set and now I am wishing I had looked ahead a bit. My...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By iamtheari
Further update: The plans call for AN426AD3-4.5...

Further update: The plans call for AN426AD3-4.5 rivets through the firewall lower flange, cowl shim, and cowl attach plate. We found these to be too short and used AD3-5 rivets instead.
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By iamtheari
Just by way of update, the kit at this point has...

Just by way of update, the kit at this point has 5 remaining K1000-08 nutplates and 6 are needed for this step. So I will just order a half-dozen along with probably $500 of other stuff from Aircraft...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for verifying my finding. I'll carry on...

Thanks for verifying my finding. I'll carry on accordingly. It's nice to know the history of these things, as well.
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By iamtheari
Page 28-07 step 4 and figure 2 - wrong nutplates?

Page 28-07 step 3 is to machine countersink the #40 holes in the F-14133-1 cowl attach plates. Figure 2 shows 14X machine countersink. There are only 14 #40 holes in this part, including the nutplate...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By iamtheari
Page 26-14 / 26-21 "no rivet zone" and taildragger step cover plates

Page 26-21 step 4 says to rivet the baggage ribs to the center bottom skin except for the "no rivet zone" from page 26-14.

Page 26-14 has a hatched area of the center bottom skin for the "no rivet...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By iamtheari
Any tips on the breather issue? I noticed that...

Any tips on the breather issue? I noticed that the "slobber tubes" on the Great Lakes planes that I got to fly for my introductory aerobatics lessons last winter made a lot of "slobber" after the...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for the oil accumulator tip. Is an...

Thanks for the oil accumulator tip.

Is an aerobatic prop basically a twin-engine prop on a single-engine plane, so that loss of pressure feathers it rather than flattening it out?
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By iamtheari
Technically true. But not workable for all...

Technically true. But not workable for all maneuvers. Slow rolls are a good example where you are going to have some period of time with negative G at the engine and where an inverted oil system is...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By iamtheari
IO-390 Inverted oil system

I am trying hard to talk myself into ordering an engine on the Oshkosh special. I plan to have an inverted oil system in my RV-14 so that I don't have to worry about the engine every time I get bored...
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By iamtheari
With that data, I will install the stock relay...

With that data, I will install the stock relay doubler and built a bracket for the PPS per the other reply above, if and when I have a PPS in hand. The worst-case scenario that way is to fly with...
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By iamtheari
Relay doubler for Vertical Power PPS (part FF-01402 / page 27-07)

I am planning to use the Vertical Power Primary Power System (PPS) in my RV-14. I am beginning the firewall section of the fuselage kit and wondering if there are any adjustments I should be making...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,845
Posted By iamtheari
As long as my old thread has been revived, I did...

As long as my old thread has been revived, I did find that the RV-14-specific toolkit was a huge time saver. It has nearly everything that I have needed, including a few that would be easy to miss in...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,787
Posted By iamtheari
One thing that I didn't think of until I was at...

One thing that I didn't think of until I was at Oshkosh this year is baggage compartment access. It was very easy to load my cooler and camping gear into and take it out of my Arrow because of the...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,787
Posted By iamtheari
I chose the RV-14 over the RV-7, RV-9, and RV-10....

I chose the RV-14 over the RV-7, RV-9, and RV-10. I own a Piper Arrow. It cruises at 130 KTAS on 9 GPH. It has four seats and can practically haul (including the pilot) 3 adults or one adult and 3...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
Posted By iamtheari
I am planning to fly in Sunday and stay until...

I am planning to fly in Sunday and stay until Saturday morning. Iíll be in GAC unless my tent blows over to HBC. I am on the Friday afternoon shift for the RV-12. Those who go before me, build fast...
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By iamtheari
I always use rivet tape, whether backriveting or...

I always use rivet tape, whether backriveting or not. I love that stuff. But tape won't hold a rivet in place if it's not sitting flat on the backrivet plate and you hit it with a rivet gun.

Also,...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By iamtheari
The ribs are all AD3's, and of course I've got...

The ribs are all AD3's, and of course I've got experience with those from the rudder, elevators, and several other places. The AD4's just seemed not to want to behave for some reason, as several...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By iamtheari
I was not happy with my backriveting work on the...

I was not happy with my backriveting work on the AD4 rivets from the aft gear brace to the center bottom skin. So I'm probably a little gun-shy about backriveting the ribs to it, but I suppose if I...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By iamtheari
I'm waiting for my helper to come back to finish...

I'm waiting for my helper to come back to finish up the top skins on the tailcone, so I will just work on other sections until he finds time to come over. There is always something to work on, even...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By iamtheari
Page 26-14 step 3 - tips on riveting F-01484 center bottom skin?

I have my seat ribs clecoed to the center bottom skin. It's an exciting moment. But before I try to rivet them together, I am wondering if anyone has any tips on techniques that do or do not work....
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By iamtheari
I've been pre-planning switch organization. I...

I've been pre-planning switch organization. I started by writing up checklists for before engine start, engine start, and so on, which I can use as a yardstick for how well the flows work amongst all...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 953
Posted By iamtheari
Throttle Quadrant Between Seats

I couldn't find any prior discussion of this, so I apologize if I missed something in my searches.

As I work forward on the fuselage kit, I am thinking more about the throttle control. I actually...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 76,004
Posted By iamtheari
Feature request: GMA 245(R) discrete input for...

Feature request: GMA 245(R) discrete input for pause/resume of Bluetooth audio source. (Possibly use the existing PLAY KEY discrete input for this, either when Bluetooth audio is playing or as a...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,101
Posted By iamtheari
I screwed up my trim tab bottom skin after...

I screwed up my trim tab bottom skin after priming it with EkoPrime. It sat in the corner for a couple months. Last night, I put it on top of some plywood on the floor, painted side up, and ground my...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,101
Posted By iamtheari
I'm using Stewart Systems EkoPrime in Smoke Gray...

I'm using Stewart Systems EkoPrime in Smoke Gray to prime all interior surfaces of the plane. But for the actual things that you'll see when you're sitting in it, I am thinking about other options...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,101
Posted By iamtheari
Interior painting

As I work my way into the fuselage kit, I realize that I am now working with parts that will be pilot-facing in the completed airplane. I suppose I could rhino-line the interior of the plane, but...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By iamtheari
Someone told me there is no such thing as a...

Someone told me there is no such thing as a stupid question, and I have been out to prove him wrong ever since.
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By iamtheari
I get that. The note itself is clear: It applies...

I get that. The note itself is clear: It applies throughout the section. The ambiguity is the specific reference on page 04 to the -R part, when the other side would have a -L part in that position....
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By iamtheari
Page 25-04 step 1

Back on page 25-02, it has the note that only left side parts will be shown. Step 1 on page 25-04 says to drill and dimple a single F-01438-R Cover Rib. It seems to me that this should also be done...
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