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Forum: RV-14 08-15-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Tom023
Stein used 10 amps in my panel which is...

Stein used 10 amps in my panel which is controlled by a Garmin GAD27. Garmin specifies the lesser of 10A or actual flap motor rating. I would think Vans has the draw under load and can tell you for...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Tom023
I just made one today and used the cork gasket to...

I just made one today and used the cork gasket to get the holes laid out. Took all of 15 minutes.i l redid the com ones too. The plans have you rivet them on but the four holes used for rivets are...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By Tom023
Yes Vans has a kit for the roll and pitch servos....

Yes Vans has a kit for the roll and pitch servos. The Ray Allen pitch trim is included in the empennage kit. The roll trim is optional and Vans also has a kit for it. It’s same one installed in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,504
Posted By Tom023
We experienced everything mentioned in this...

We experienced everything mentioned in this thread yesterday evening trying to get in. We bailed out and spent the night in Waupaca. In the morning it didnít look any better so kept going and back in...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Tom023
This is the first Iíve heard of a revised trim...

This is the first Iíve heard of a revised trim arm and donít see anything in the revisions. Was this a very early change? Information pointing to this would be appreciated.
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By Tom023
I used a 9v battery. That’s all I had at the time.

I used a 9v battery. That’s all I had at the time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,694
Posted By Tom023
Congrats Phoenix and Bill! Now that you two...

Congrats Phoenix and Bill!

Now that you two donít have anything to do you can help finish mine. I conservatively estimate 300 hours left so a month if you guys pitch in and get it done!

My first...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tom023
Saturday departing Wednesday morning. Not in the...

Saturday departing Wednesday morning. Not in the -14 quite yet...next year.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By Tom023
I bought the GAP26 from Stein a month ago and it...

I bought the GAP26 from Stein a month ago and it did not include a mast.
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Tom023
I posted the same question and never got an...

I posted the same question and never got an answer after it was sealed at 25 so I left it. Went to install hose and lined up perfectly.
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Tom023
Mine were also VIP 50011-20, fit correctly and...

Mine were also VIP 50011-20, fit correctly and actually had to call Vans about them because one of the center spacers was too small in diameter to let the bolt through, so part number was verified.
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By Tom023
I always get confused when referencing fore/aft...

I always get confused when referencing fore/aft because sometimes people use the terms relative to the pilot seating position and others the ends of the plane. So, my rudder pedals are positioned...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Tom023
You may also want a 120 degree die for pulled...

You may also want a 120 degree die for pulled rivets.
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By Tom023
Check the Control Delections Letter on the Vans...

Check the Control Delections Letter on the Vans website. Down limits are between 20 and 25, so you are right in the middle of acceptable range.
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By Tom023
Ken i went with a few different items: - TS...

Ken i went with a few different items:

- TS Flightline/Aircraft Specialty hoses as you mentioned
- Because I installed a back up pad mounted alternator I purchased both from B&C along with the...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By Tom023
I just went through this, let that oil drain out....

I just went through this, let that oil drain out. You can even remove the hex plug to drain it out of the bottom. You will then want to clean the air box so it is free from oil. When the engine is...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,342
Posted By Tom023
I must be in the minority but I didnít find the...

I must be in the minority but I didnít find the tanks to be all that bad. I used a Semco gun and had shop towels cut into one inch squares to wipe and discard as needed. I Riveted wet and...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,085
Posted By Tom023
[QUOTE=Nova RV;1256191]The bracket kit from...

[QUOTE=Nova RV;1256191]The bracket kit from Airflow Performance has alum extensions that allow you to use the stock kit cables. the AFP kit really is complete and solves every issue when using the...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,085
Posted By Tom023
Chris, are the throttle and mixture cables...

Chris, are the throttle and mixture cables supplied in Vans FWF kit workable or are new ones in order?
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,146
Posted By Tom023
+1. And I thought I was the only one. I built my...

+1. And I thought I was the only one. I built my second one almost two years later because the mistake was visible and bugged me the entire time. Adding insult to injury, the replacement spar was...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By Tom023
Yes, those four get dimpled. A quick way to...

Yes, those four get dimpled. A quick way to confirm is to look at the rivet call outs on p10-19 which specify 426 rivets. The six holes get pulled rivets so 120 degree dimples may be in order, and...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By Tom023
They should get and edge break. See note at top...

They should get and edge break. See note at top of page 10-14.
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By Tom023
Got one coming with my panel Bill so expect a...

Got one coming with my panel Bill so expect a call.
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Tom023
Mine measure at 11/16 x 1-1/2 x 2-3/8

Mine measure at 11/16 x 1-1/2 x 2-3/8
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Tom023
I can't check until tomorrow morning but I'm...

I can't check until tomorrow morning but I'm pretty sure it was just a short section of 1"x2" pine from which you just cut several to length.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By Tom023
The bar should give you a straight TE, that is...

The bar should give you a straight TE, that is how I did mine and it is perfectly straight (i.e., not wavy or bowed). The real challenge for perfection is to build the rudder without any twist, as...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,752
Posted By Tom023
Be careful of units. 400-500 in/lbs is about 40...

Be careful of units. 400-500 in/lbs is about 40 ft/lbs. The average lug nut on a car is tightened to 80 ft/lbs and SUVs/pick up trucks somewhere in the 140 ft/lbs range. So, that 400-500 inch/lbs can...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for the three excellent suggestions I can...

Thanks for the three excellent suggestions I can see a use for all three. Much appreciated.
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,750
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for the timely post! I just spoke with...

Thanks for the timely post! I just spoke with Don as my engine in coming out of the box in two weeks and confirmed availablility for next month.
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Tom023
Torquing Rudder and Elevator Bolts

Iím trying to torque the AN3 bolts through the cutouts in the elevators and rudder but cannot get my smallest in/lb torque wrench in there and the crows foot isnít long enough either. How are you...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,046
Posted By Tom023
Wow, that thing is built like a tank! Puts my...

Wow, that thing is built like a tank! Puts my construction to shame with just glue and a few wood screws.
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By Tom023
I didn't get one either but Vans will mail you...

I didn't get one either but Vans will mail you one or you can take a PDF to a local printer shop like FedEx Office and get it printed to scale.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,968
Posted By Tom023
Buy a used Semco sealant gun off eBay or The Yard...

Buy a used Semco sealant gun off eBay or The Yard Store for $45, easily one of the best tool purchases I made and used extensively on the fuselage as well. The one with the side paddle trigger allows...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 32,741
Posted By Tom023
Very nice Bob! Now you got me thinking red...

Very nice Bob! Now you got me thinking red instead of blue.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By Tom023
Your first step should be to call Vans. If the...

Your first step should be to call Vans. If the bearing you got matches the inventory sheet discuss the tight fit with them. If the one in the plans matches the inventory sheet it could be a mistake....
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Tom023
I just went through this thought process and...

I just went through this thought process and decided to just paint a couple brackets and leave the baffles and other parts bare. I was looking at something from a pure aesthetics standpoint because...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By Tom023
Be careful bending those parts by hand as they...

Be careful bending those parts by hand as they have a tendency to crack right at the horizontal relief cuts if too much force is applied. Been there...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By Tom023
I'm mounting the GMU-22 in the right wingtip. If...

I'm mounting the GMU-22 in the right wingtip. If you are using the Vans main fuselage harness then you'll want to stick with it rather than the GMU-11.
Using the 11 would require a huge tear up for...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By Tom023
I'm having Stein build my panel and had this...

I'm having Stein build my panel and had this conversation with him. My AP switch will cut servo power.
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By Tom023
I'm a first time builder and started with the...

I'm a first time builder and started with the wings so there was a bit of a learning curve. My wings took me 800 hours, 1.5 years and I primed like you. Most Others around 600 and fast builders...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Tom023
Dang! I'm ready to sand and used black too.

Dang! I'm ready to sand and used black too.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By Tom023
Rustoleum 2x spray paint from Home Depot. Made...

Rustoleum 2x spray paint from Home Depot. Made for plastic. Scuff area and clean with alcohol first. Came out perfect.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,735
Posted By Tom023
Bill, Section 61.check your email. BTW, engine...

Bill, Section 61.check your email. BTW, engine arrives today.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,735
Posted By Tom023
Try using a vacuum to suck a string through first...

Try using a vacuum to suck a string through first as a leader. Then attach and pull through.
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By Tom023
Yes, the forward ones that attach to the firewall...

Yes, the forward ones that attach to the firewall are but you need to twist them just a bit. Very easy to do. The aft ones in the tailcone are straight and require no bend or twist.
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,062
Posted By Tom023
I used the DRDT2 to do mine, I must have because...

I used the DRDT2 to do mine, I must have because I have no other tool other than a pneumatic squeezer. It's been a while but I believe I put the skins outside up and drooped over the edge of the...
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,984
Posted By Tom023
Front and rear HS spars are $46 each. Shipping...

Front and rear HS spars are $46 each. Shipping for one or both is $130 to Texas :rolleyes: hopefully you can just go pick up.
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By Tom023
Yes the plans call for it. See p38-03 step 13. I...

Yes the plans call for it. See p38-03 step 13. I found it difficult to break the extreme forward edges near the roll bar.
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By Tom023
I know those rivets well. The issue I had were...

I know those rivets well. The issue I had were also clenched rivets. The parts being rivited are at angles other than 90 degrees making it difficult to hold a bucking bar correctly. I taped some...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By Tom023
RV14 POH and Builder Site

An RV14A builder, not on the forum, who is just about to make his inaugural flight asked that I post a link to his site and recently developed POH for others to use. I have used his site extensively...
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,245
Posted By Tom023
Interesting. My canopy shims didn't have holes in...

Interesting. My canopy shims didn't have holes in them, they got match drilled with the canopy in place. My canopy was equal side to side just a bit under the limit at .15 thus requiring the shims.
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By Tom023
I just trimmed mine tonight, 1/8". Hated to do...

I just trimmed mine tonight, 1/8". Hated to do it for that small amount but if I pushed the canopy any more forward it started to bend. I used a Dremel with a diamond wheel. Very smooth cut but...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Tom023
It looks like it won't fit but it does. Take out...

It looks like it won't fit but it does. Take out all clecos in the area and spread the parts a little. Just try to get one end of the shim in and slide it up to the forward end and then push the...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,455
Posted By Tom023
Keep us updated Jeff, I have the same combination...

Keep us updated Jeff, I have the same combination arriving next month.
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Tom023
I believe those two holes get sized for AN3 bolts...

I believe those two holes get sized for AN3 bolts anyway so i would do a quick check with Vans. As a side note, I have a few AN3 bolts in place of rivets due to mangled holes on difficult rivets. Not...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 120
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 77,322
Posted By Tom023
I just checked and mine and both sides protrude...

I just checked and mine and both sides protrude 1.5 millimeters. It's easily adjustable by changing the push rod length. I'm leaving as is for now.
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 120
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 77,322
Posted By Tom023
Latch Pins

Page 38-06 step 1 has you install the bellcranks and step 2 the latch pins. I found it impossible to install the pins with the bellcrank in the way. Slide the pins in first then install the...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Tom023
Greg, I live in Cypress and I had a tough time...

Greg,

I live in Cypress and I had a tough time finding a tech counselor too. I eventually contacted EAA and they sent me a list. Turns out a multiple builder was just 3 miles away.

I'm on my...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By Tom023
Landing Gear Toe Alignment

Today I installed the landing gear, axles and measured for correct toe alignment using Vans method. The right is toe in 0.8 degrees, easily correctable with a 0.75 shim. The left however is toe in...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By Tom023
Me either :D. I found mine two days ago looking...

Me either :D. I found mine two days ago looking for the non-existent landing gear shims mentioned on p40-4A.
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 113,371
Posted By Tom023
You may want to reconsider or call Superior for...

You may want to reconsider or call Superior for clarification. The note on Superior's website states the XP-400 cannot be run on auto fuel period. Their FAQs suggest something different as you...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tom023
Miles, Welcome. I believe there is a -14 being...

Miles,

Welcome. I believe there is a -14 being built in Conroe. I'm into my finishing kit and am at Dan Jones (T51) in Cypress.

Tom
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