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Forum: RV-14 08-11-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,200
Posted By Tilford
Technique from E's site

Here's a link that shows how another builder did this. Not sure it's any easier. I'm still several weeks away from this step....
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,095
Posted By Tilford
Thanks

Tom,

The video is very helpful, thank you.

Greg
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,095
Posted By Tilford
Picture or Link

Tom,

Could you post a picture or a link to the type of scraper you're referring to? I did a general search of cabinet scrapers and was surprised at the number of options. Sadly, I'm not very of...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By Tilford
Another thread with similar issue

Here's a thread discussing a heat issue also, perhaps it will be helpful.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=142624&highlight=heater+cable&page=2
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,901
Posted By Tilford
+ 1 for Old Dominion

I've also had good service from Old Dominion. I've received two crates from them, one had minor damage but the contents were ok. The real point of note though, is that the driver, in each case, was...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,176
Posted By Tilford
Yep

I had the exact same situation. I too doubled the long wires back onto themselves, however, I do not plan to leave it that way. Once I'm doing the final fuselage wiring I'll shorten those wires to...
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By Tilford
Muffler Hanger Angles - Need Priming?

Hello All,

Do these muffler hanger angles need to be primed? I think they're steel, but I'm not sure.

Thanks,

Greg

http://i63.tinypic.com/dzi8pe.jpg
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,150
Posted By Tilford
Ah, very good. Thanks guys.

Ah, very good. Thanks guys.
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,150
Posted By Tilford
Today's stupid question.

I've searched through the instruction manual for an answer and have come up empty handed.

What does the segmented rectangle symbol mean? Red arrow points to it in the...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,073
Posted By Tilford
Thanks! Great timing.

Stoney,

Congratulations! and thanks for the motivation. It comes at a great time for me as I just finished inventorying my fuselage kit and have that overwhelming feeling of, what am I supposed to...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,176
Posted By Tilford
What PSI?

Don, what do you set your air pressure to when doing this?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,287
Posted By Tilford
Chargers?

I like this idea. Is a special charger required for an aircraft battery, or will most automotive battery chargers work?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,567
Posted By Tilford
It's been done.

Check out Carl and Rafael's site, looks like they used it.
http://www.rv14a.com/landing-gear-and-engine-mount---sec-40a.html
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,283
Posted By Tilford
Duration

Stoney,

5 hours with Mike, over how many days? Just trying to get a feel for how much time, in days, I'll need.

Thanks,
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,299
Posted By Tilford
AOA mount

Mitch,

Congratulations on a job well done!

Would you happen to have any photos of the AOA mount and wiring? I plan on using the same location for the AOA indicator and would love to see how you...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,337
Posted By Tilford
Excellent

That's good news, thanks for the info.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,337
Posted By Tilford
Aft deck flush rivets

http://i65.tinypic.com/2dhwgli.jpg
Vans posted numerous updates to the instructions last week. I noticed that in section 10 they added a step to dimple some holes for flush AN426AD3-3.5 rivets. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,820
Posted By Tilford
Wishing you a speedy recovery. God bless you.

Wishing you a speedy recovery. God bless you.
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,096
Posted By Tilford
Excellent

Excellent advice, thanks.
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,096
Posted By Tilford
Wow. That was quick

Thanks for the quick reply Mike. I'm a first time builder, may I ask what technique you might use to secure it? My first thought was a dab of silicone.
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,096
Posted By Tilford
Elevator Trim Motor Wires

I'm wondering if the elevator trim molex connector, near the motor, needs to be fastened/secured inside the motor bay or if it just floats freely in...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,831
Posted By Tilford
Word from Van's

I did check with Van's. They were a bit vague on this one I suppose, but answered the question I had sent them. I took the response to mean, replace the rib.

Question: "Good morning Sir,
While...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,831
Posted By Tilford
Thickness concern

OldSam,

I have a few small dings that I sand down and let go, however, with this particular ding, I'm concerned because, where the dent is, the thickness of the material is reduced by about 50%. I...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,831
Posted By Tilford
Cracks in dimples

Andy, I saw that too when I first looked at the photos a few days ago. I inspected both bellcrank ribs and found, what I believed to be, cracks on 5 dimples. I drilled out the rivets from those holes...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,831
Posted By Tilford
RV-14A Bellcrank Rib Dent

While riveting the left bellcrank rib to the aft fuselage forward bottom skin, my bucking bar slipped and did some damage to the rib. I'm planning on replacing the rib, however, I thought I'd check...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,391
Posted By Tilford
RV-14 Stick Grips

I love the stick grips on the taildragger. Does anyone know where those came from?
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By Tilford
Condensation perhaps.

Just a thought. I believe condensation can occur inside the tanks, so it seems reasonable that you would want the alclad layer intact to help prevent corrosion.
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,014
Posted By Tilford
Beautiful

That looks great! I notice that the canopy jettison handle is horizontal in that setup, is that a mod you guys did or has Van's made that change in the plans as it differs from the tri-gear...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,919
Posted By Tilford
Have you checked for twist in the HS?

Hi Dennis,

I also had a misalignment with the HS rear spar, however, I determined that I had somehow introduced a twist in the HS during assembly. The twist was not obvious and I don't know how it...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 76,583
Posted By Tilford
Great Motivation. Thanks for sharing.

Ken, your project looks great! I'm wondering two things. 1) What is the green material you're using on the sidewalls? Does it help reduce noise? 2) Does your panel leave room for the canopy emergency...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,991
Posted By Tilford
Thanks

Thanks Guys.
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,991
Posted By Tilford
Silicone recommendation

I'm at the stage of preparing the elevator pitch trim harness. The instructions have you apply silicone to one end of the harness. I have no experience with this type of work and I'm wondering what...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,024
Posted By Tilford
Thanks for the input.

Thanks Guys,

I cleaned the hole with some small files, then sanded the sides with 150 grit followed by 220 grit then scotchbrite pad. Drilled the new hole aft and riveted. I'm going to hit it with...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,024
Posted By Tilford
Elevator Rib Botch

With the mirror like reflection of aluminum and, getting used to needing reading glasses to see any darn thing I'm doing up close, I managed to botch one of the rear pulled rivets on the right...
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,744
Posted By Tilford
Thanks Scott

Thank you very much, I appreciate the information. My feet are firmly back on the trail.
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,744
Posted By Tilford
Elevator Counterbalance Skins to Tip Ribs

I'm ready to rivet the elevator counterbalance skins to the tips ribs, however, prior to riveting the instructions suggest checking for "twist". Twist where and in what, the spar (which is quite...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-09-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,948
Posted By Tilford
Nice!

A new definition for, "tossing your cookies", in the aviation community.

Thanks for sharing,
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,641
Posted By Tilford
Here you can find a photo of Van's RV-14A elevator

Terrell,

The trailing edge piece does not go into the E-912. The trailing edge is tapered on the ends to approximately match the height of the E-912. Below is a link to a builder's website that has...
Forum: RV-14 02-08-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,029
Posted By Tilford
Problem solved

As usual Van's offered me great customer service to help resolve this issue.

I ended up remeasuring the HS for twist by comparing plumb lines along the end ribs' tooling holes and determined there...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,029
Posted By Tilford
Horizontal Stabilizer Rear Spar Misalignment

Hi Folks,

My horizontal stabilizer rear spar is misaligned. I have looked at E’s blog, and hiplanesdrifter’s posts and my symptoms vary somewhat from theirs.

All rivet counts are from outboard...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,919
Posted By Tilford
Same issue - HS rear spar hole misalignment

Hi Chuck,

I believe I have the same issue with the HS rear spar. I just got off the phone with Van's support and the gentleman I spoke with is going to get back to me after speaking with another...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,186
Posted By Tilford
Misshaped Hole - Fixed

I was concerned about the edge distance on the HS-0913 spar cap, so I consulted Van's about repairing this hole. Rian, an engineer at Van's, said he checked the calculations and I would be fine...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,186
Posted By Tilford
RE:

Thanks Scott,

I found this post by you helpful in regard to reamers as well.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=119353&highlight=.3115&page=2
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,186
Posted By Tilford
RE:

Thanks Bill,

I've seen that suggestion now a couple of times in the forums. I've added a 3/16, , and a 5/16 reamer to my Cleaveland shopping cart. I'll place the order Sunday night as I figure I'll...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,186
Posted By Tilford
Re:

Fred, thanks for the fast response. I was thinking the same. I was just digging into my Standard Aircraft Handbook to try and determine what size drill to use for an AN4 bolt. I understand that the...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,186
Posted By Tilford
Misshaped hole

Hello Folks,

I pulled a Goof while drilling a #12 hole that holds an AN3-6A bolt. The bolt is one of four that attaches the VS-01402 bracket to the horizontal stabilizer forward spar. The elongated...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By Tilford
RE:

Thanks Jim,

That's a helpful thread. I measured by laying the rudder on the table, each side up in turn, and it measures out with about a 1/16 twist.
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By Tilford
Gravity problem

Disregard my last. I brought the rudder into the house, oriented it North/South front to back, then re-plumbed....re-plumb lined... :confused: em, remeasured. The top and bottom are aligned, no more...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By Tilford
Rudder Trailing Edge

Greetings,

I just completed the rudder and I think it turned out well. The trailing edge is quite straight (no waviness), however, if I drop a plumb line from the top of the rudder, down the aft...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,644
Posted By Tilford
I was recently reading about this very thing in...

I was recently reading about this very thing in section 5.13 Fluting, and remember this note.

"NOTE: Do not confuse the twist in a part with a curved flange. It is normal for light pressure to be...
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 72,187
Posted By Tilford
Kit number 140192

Just heard from Old Dominion Freight and my 14A empennage kit is scheduled to be delivered on October 20th.

I'm excited to get started. Does anyone have any suggestions on priming..... JUST KIDDING!...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,826
Posted By Tilford
RV-14A

Al,

Thanks for pointing out this thread to me over on the RV-10 discussion page.

I've decided to go with the RV-14A.
1) It's likely that less than 10% percent of my flying will be from grass...
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 29,358
Posted By Tilford
Thanks, I see now the RV-14 thread. Sorry for the...

Thanks, I see now the RV-14 thread.
Sorry for the interruption,

Greg
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 29,358
Posted By Tilford
As a very soon to be RV-14 builder I've been...

As a very soon to be RV-14 builder I've been following this discussion, and not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if the RV-14A nose wheel has been designed to better withstand such wear and...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 33,185
Posted By Tilford
Drop Test?

Mr. Bibb,

I'm curious about the video of the landing gear "drop tests" you mentioned. Was the 14A nose gear included in the tests/video? If so, would you mind sharing any details you can remember as...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,205
Posted By Tilford
Main Gear Legs

Just curious if anyone knows whether the main landing gear legs, on the tail dragger, will be the same as the prototype 14A. I think Mr. Kreuger referred to them as leaf spring?
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,739
Posted By Tilford
Van's Interior

Greetings,

Does anyone happen to know if that grey cockpit interior, on the Van's demo aircraft, is paint or just primer?

Thanks,

Greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,946
Posted By Tilford
Fantastic!

A FANTASTIC looking airplane!

Thanks for sharing guys.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,946
Posted By Tilford
Photos

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the motivation. It looks like your plane has been painted, I don't think I've seen any full shot photos of it with a paint job. Can you post a link to some if you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,479
Posted By Tilford
David, Great job! May I ask what headset you are...

David,

Great job! May I ask what headset you are using?

Greg
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,085
Posted By Tilford
How does the RV-14 wing kit compare to the others you've built?

Scott,

Since you're a repeat and adept builder, I'm curious about you're thoughts on the RV-14 wing kit. Do you like the new instruction format? Do you think the kit goes together more quickly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,253
Posted By Tilford
Congrats Mike!

Hi Mike,

Congratulations! Great job!
P.S.
I'd love to tell you that you're missing out on a bunch of great flying in NY, but it just ain't so. I'll be bidding the DTW 777 on the next bid. Hopefully,...
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