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Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I am an experienced builder, 7A; but the Rv-14...

I am an experienced builder, 7A; but the Rv-14 is fast build kit. I am on the empennage and I have 104 hours, I have the VS, HS, Rudder and about 1/2 of the Elevators complete as of today. I...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,789
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Smile I would be interested in what others had to say....

I would be interested in what others had to say.

I remember building my seven, I lined my flaps up with the neutral position of my ailerons. I do not think I used any other means.
But it is...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,417
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
They shipped my 14 Empennage ABF company....

They shipped my 14 Empennage ABF company. Excellent delivery, no damage, They emailed me 3-4 days ahead of time. I called them, they gave me expected delivery, and costs. very reasonable. about...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 74,745
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Received Empennage on April 11, 2018 Serial #...

Received Empennage on April 11, 2018 Serial # 140479

I have completed the VS and almost done with the Rudder.

I have built a RV7A in 2012. Great kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
You could buy an enclosed trailer. Use it for...

You could buy an enclosed trailer. Use it for parts and then use it for fun. Or sell it.
Dave
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I just received my kit last week. I am now...

I just received my kit last week. I am now working on the rudder and I found that there is indeed nut plates supplied as indicated.
I hope they do not come loose.
Dave
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Thanks for the information. I understand it now....

Thanks for the information. I understand it now.
Dave
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Help with interpretation

I am working on the 14 Empennage, VS.
On page 06-04 Figure 2 the VS410PP, which is the pivot point for the Rudder and it is made of steel, it calls for An426AD4-7 flush Rivet.

i think it should be...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Thanks for the quick replies. Blessings Dave

Thanks for the quick replies.
Blessings
Dave
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
degrees swing of the rudder Rv-14

Would some one please tell me the degree swing of the RV-14 Rudder.

I want to install a rudder stop as I build the Vertical Stabilizer. I want to be sure it is correct before installation....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I just saw a you tube video on the proper way to...

I just saw a you tube video on the proper way to counter sink for flush rivets, however I cannot tell you the site address. My recommendation would be to search for "the proper way to counter sinking...
Forum: Primers 03-31-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Prime parts?

I have a question that is not intended to be controversial:
I ordered an RV-14 empennage. I have the opportunity to prime the interior of those items.
However, I will order also the Quick build kit,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
WTB Rivet gun

Does anyone have a good working 2X Rivet gun that they would sell.
Thanks
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,120
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Thanks for all the responses. They give me much...

Thanks for all the responses. They give me much to think about. I was thinking about using fiberglass for the panels, but maybe aluminum would be better if I do them.
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,120
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Instrument access in fuselage

I am considering making three entry access points on the top of the forward fuselage, in order to gain an easier way to install wiring and instruments.

I need to know exactly how to do this and also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I put them on my 7A and saw very little...

I put them on my 7A and saw very little difference in stall speed. I would not do it again.
They were not a negative, only money spent that was a waste.
Dave
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Hutch, pages not found on my end?

Hutch,
pages not found on my end?
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,421
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Larry, Congratulations on a job well done. I knew...

Larry,
Congratulations on a job well done. I knew you were close to the final event when I saw you last. I remember when you started; It does not seem like 4 years. You have done a great job...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-05-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Ralph, My information say there was a 0320...

Ralph,
My information say there was a 0320 D2G
160 HP 91/96 octane. Compression 8:5:1
7/16 inch flange prop bolts with Slick Mags.

I am not smart, when you need information about any Lycoming...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Dave, What is the rocket vent mod? Thanks Dave

Dave,
What is the rocket vent mod?
Thanks
Dave
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 02-03-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,549
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I do not have pictures with me at the moment as I...

I do not have pictures with me at the moment as I am in sunny Florida. I would be glad to share them later.
I believe if the gear had curled up further, but the Antisplat would not allow it to curl...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 02-03-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,549
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I have had a nose over with the antisplat nose...

I have had a nose over with the antisplat nose job. I really believe in my case if I had not had the Nose Job I might not had went upside down. Will I ever know, no never, but my rational is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Stu, What RV are you building I live East of...

Stu,
What RV are you building I live East of Greenfield, not too far from you. I built a 7A and sold it and now planning the 14. Be glad to look some time if you wish.
Dave
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,451
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Thanks for the post. Do you have a web site for...

Thanks for the post. Do you have a web site for following the project?
Dave
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,272
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I installed a Sport model in my RV7A not a RV 14...

I installed a Sport model in my RV7A not a RV 14 only because it was cheaper than the Pro and I did not need the extra circuits that the Pro provided. I think the Pro model also did some extras that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I can appreciate your desires. Have you...

I can appreciate your desires. Have you experienced any other aircraft to make a comparison ? There is a lot to say about sound deadening in a home built; maybe the builder did not build much into...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,626
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I had installed a Bob Archer in my 7A wing tip...

I had installed a Bob Archer in my 7A wing tip worked great 30 mile.
Dave
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,045
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I0360 install

Is anyone considering mounting a I0360 on your RV 14?

I was told that a 360 could be increased to 200-210 HP I do not know the truth.
I know about 200 hp 360's but what would a 10HP decrease do to...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,068
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Where does one buy wrapping? I have not seen any...

Where does one buy wrapping?
I have not seen any advertisements
Thanks
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I inquired as well about this same issue. it...

I inquired as well about this same issue. it seems to me that Vansaircraft.com will tell you what comes with the quick build wings.

Dave
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-21-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,786
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I can only say that I have been upside down in a...

I can only say that I have been upside down in a slider. If you take a straight line from the nose of the tip up to the roll bar. For me I would prefer to be upside down in a slider.
Obviously in...
Forum: Safety 08-18-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,488
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Do not believe that the Ant-Splat is a guarantee...

Do not believe that the Ant-Splat is a guarantee that all will be well.
I had the anti-splat on my nose gear and I turned it upside down. Nose wheel buckled anyway. It might have helped in a...
Forum: Reviews 08-11-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 36,079
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I was upside down in my plane, I had Crow seat...

I was upside down in my plane, I had Crow seat belts, it was nice to be able to twist the knob and every thing came apart to exit the airplane.
I would recommend the Crow belts. i was not wearing the...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,438
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Where are you building Kyle, garage for now?...

Where are you building Kyle, garage for now? basement? or hanger?
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Thanks Carl for the advice and information.

Thanks Carl for the advice and information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Status in FAA Registry

I need some information I am sure someone knows.
I was looking at an RV for purchase and I discovered in the Faa Registry that the "Status " box is marked "expired."
What does that mean actually?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 39,317
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I find it interesting that you can kill one...

I find it interesting that you can kill one passenger, going a little slower, with a drivers license. But it takes a doctors signature to kill 5 passengers going faster.
If safety was the issue, why...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,273
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I found that for some screens you cannot use...

I found that for some screens you cannot use polarize type of glasses.
Try a different pair.
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,645
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Congratulations on your new purchase. And welcome...

Congratulations on your new purchase. And welcome to the RV family. I am sure your grin will last a long time.
Best to you.
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,827
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I had looked at the same airplane. I believe the...

I had looked at the same airplane. I believe the seller is a good man and he said that he would not be afraid to fly it anywhere. I agree that the engine is doing well now. But, at some time the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,493
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I installed the piano hinge. Hidden attachment-...

I installed the piano hinge. Hidden attachment- looks good.
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,839
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I finished my RV7A when I was 69. It took 3 yrs...

I finished my RV7A when I was 69. It took 3 yrs to finish. Build on:)
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,633
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I have seen them on a 7/9 but they were custom...

I have seen them on a 7/9 but they were custom made. Cutting a rectangle, then adding a backer and then a panel made of fiberglass. Maybe someone here will be able to give a picture, which is easier...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Thanks for the replies. I thought that it might...

Thanks for the replies. I thought that it might be seats, but I wondered if raising the tail would help. I realize that the prop has to be considered when doing that. I was not sure if raising the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Looking over the nose

I am 5' 8 and I would like to know who if possible to configure a RV 7 so that I could see over the nose, when on the ground. Is this possible?
Is it a matter of building the seat or raising the...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,650
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Do not do any high speed Taxi's. Many pilots...

Do not do any high speed Taxi's. Many pilots found themselves flying when they did not intend to do so. Could be a problem.
The second thing to do is pray.:)
Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,060
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I had the brace on my 7A when I landed and...

I had the brace on my 7A when I landed and buckled the nose gear. The ant-splat did not save my aircraft. In my case it might have been better not to have it. Every situation is different. So I guess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
When I stored mine for about a year. I took paper...

When I stored mine for about a year. I took paper and taped the holes in the ends of the wing, so mice would not go. If they did you could see an entrance made. I had no penetration, mice usually do...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,783
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
In my humble opinion the value of the 7 will be...

In my humble opinion the value of the 7 will be higher if you use a 180 horse and CS prop. I built a 7 and would not use a 160 horse for that reason, plus the performance is better.

The 9 most have...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-17-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,481
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
i installed 2 -10" Dynon Skyviews. I put one in...

i installed 2 -10" Dynon Skyviews. I put one in front of each pilot. If I were to do it again would be to put them side by side. IMHO I found them to far from each other to read well. But again I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,841
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
When i built my 7A I mounted the oil cooler on...

When i built my 7A I mounted the oil cooler on the firewall using a home made bracket. 3 inch hose. I did not use RV-10 cooler. Worked good.
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
My experience with my I0360 fuel injection. I...

My experience with my I0360 fuel injection. I found that if I were to use the Boost pump at start up and leave it on more than 2 sec. say 10 sec. I would flood the engine and it would put fuel in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I do not have the plans in front of me so I will...

I do not have the plans in front of me so I will try and describe how you may level the square tube.

The center slide where the canopy slides back on the fuselage is the adjustment(it bends downward...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,237
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Your diagram looks well planned. Are you sure...

Your diagram looks well planned.

Are you sure you want to power your Pmags through the VPX. What if the VPX fails?

I am not a gru at wiring; and I noticed that no one else mentioned this, so i may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,877
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Rivet the wing and move on. I bought my 7A wings...

Rivet the wing and move on.

I bought my 7A wings totally finished.
I installed a heated pitot, with Dynon the AOA was in the pitot tube. I drilled my holes and installed snap rings to run my...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-21-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,682
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Smile This is a new wrinkle to the situation of being...

This is a new wrinkle to the situation of being upside down in an RV7A slider.
I have done it, not proud, and it was not fun. I was not hurt. Thank God. Canopy cracked and opened a hole for me to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-13-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I purchased the side skirts from the Pacific...

I purchased the side skirts from the Pacific seller. They were expensive. I used both the windscreen as well as the side skirts. The windscreen product fit nice. The side skirts however did not fit....
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,984
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I do not have a RV14 but on my 7A I put the 10"...

I do not have a RV14 but on my 7A I put the 10" screen apart, one in front of the co-pilot and I regretted it. Indeed, I found it too far to view satisfactorily.
Best to you.
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Drill another hole in the wing spar. i called Van...

Drill another hole in the wing spar. i called Van and they said it would be ok to do.
Dave 7A
Forum: Painting your RV 06-13-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,973
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
I painted my plane and I have had experience such...

I painted my plane and I have had experience such as it seem that you have.

I would check my air supply and hose making sure that it is clean of any oil residue. Contaminants can cause fish eye.
It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,386
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
In my build if parts do not align within reason...

In my build if parts do not align within reason then i had done something wrong. However on the subject at hand a small amount of misalignment is normal.

hang in there it is not that difficult.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,042
Posted By Davoakes@att.net
Bob, Punta Gorda is a RV friendly, if you want...

Bob,
Punta Gorda is a RV friendly, if you want to fly your own. It is 1/2 hr. drive from there to Fort Myers.

If you do not wish to fly your own; You might consider a flight on Allegant Air. They...
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