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Forum: RV-14 Today, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By iamtheari
By foam, I just meant to replicate the process in...

By foam, I just meant to replicate the process in page 35-09 steps 1 and 2 followed by page 35-22 step 2, where small foam blocks are used in a couple of larger gaps where the upper longerons meet...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By iamtheari
Bottom corners of firewall - seal or leave open?

While spending some quality time underneath the instrument panel last night, installing the canopy hinge struts and other fun things, I was reminded that there is light streaming in through the...
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,307
Posted By iamtheari
With help, I was finally able to get the forward...

With help, I was finally able to get the forward two nuts started. Now, how does one torque them?

I think I will pick up one of those electric ratchets, although I'm not sure there's room for it in...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By iamtheari
Yeah, the original title of my thread was "the...

Yeah, the original title of my thread was "the plexiglass isn't the only thing you can break in section 38" but I figured that wouldn't convey that I need help with a cracked baggage floor, of all...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By iamtheari
Crack in F-01447 baggage floor - what to do?

I'm working on the window. That seems to be going okay, but one step involves marking from the inside where the roll bar brace brackets interfere with the aft edge of the plexiglass so you can trim...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,750
Posted By iamtheari
I had rub on the leading edge of my elevators...

I had rub on the leading edge of my elevators where they met most (maybe all, I can't remember) of the AN470 rivet heads that attach the hinge brackets to the HS rear spar. I was able to massage the...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By iamtheari
Van's confirms that it is safe to countersink...

Van's confirms that it is safe to countersink C-01408 before that first rivet goes in on page 38-09.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By iamtheari
The plans have you set an AN426 rivet about 8...

The plans have you set an AN426 rivet about 8 pages before you counter sink the hole. That just canít be right. My theory is that one page got revised and the others didnít but should have. Iím going...
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By iamtheari
Page 38-09 step 5 - C-01408 countersinking

This is not the first thread to raise this issue but the others were apparently referring to prior versions of the plans. The warning on page 38-08 in bold is a hard one to ignore, so before I do...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By iamtheari
Just saw your post today. Thanks for posting it....

Just saw your post today. Thanks for posting it. What is odd to me is to see planes with the IBBS switch located in such a place on the panel that it is not a smooth flow to turn that on as step 1 in...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By iamtheari
No worries, all experience and knowledge is...

No worries, all experience and knowledge is useful in understanding these things.
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,307
Posted By iamtheari
I also only got two done. The other two are...

I also only got two done. The other two are waiting for my helper to come over and receive his punishment for recent absences. But at least we RV-14 builders get to complain about hard-to-reach bolts...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By iamtheari
Your picture gives me some ideas...and...

Your picture gives me some ideas...and questions:

1. Where/how did you actually mount the temperature probe and ground power receptacle?
2. Do you have a picture of the GMU 22 and GTX 45R mounts?
3....
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By iamtheari
The RV-14 is tip-up-only. So I have to balance...

The RV-14 is tip-up-only. So I have to balance the risk of damaging the canopy skin by opening it with clecos in the top forward skin against the conundrum of spending money on panel components to...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks, everyone. I think I will build it on the...

Thanks, everyone. I think I will build it on the plane. I feel like my fuselage is probably straighter than my workbenches.

Meanwhile, for those who left the forward top skin (section 35) off as...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. I get it now. The plans don't seem to...

Thanks. I get it now. The plans don't seem to show adel clamps but they make sense. And whether it's an adel clamp or a ziptie, having a cut-out to clear them makes sense. I was picturing zipties in...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By iamtheari
If you get bored and want to share a picture, I'd...

If you get bored and want to share a picture, I'd like that. I'm still not tracking, even after my Monday morning pot of coffee. :confused:
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By iamtheari
That's true of the battery angles, which are...

That's true of the battery angles, which are RV-10 parts: F-1037B and F-1037C. The nutplates go on in page 10-11, figure 3. There is a specific note about this in bold on page 10-11 (revision 1)....
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By iamtheari
Iím still lost as to how you used those holes for...

Iím still lost as to how you used those holes for zip ties. So at least we both get to go a little crazy.
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By iamtheari
Build Canopy Fairing On Fuselage?

The plans offer that you can do the canopy fairing work with the canopy on the fuselage. This seems like a good idea to me, since it ensures a match between the two even if the fuselage isnít...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By iamtheari
The two that are in focus, with their rivets...

The two that are in focus, with their rivets half-painted. (Note that I added two nutplates to the battery angles for a different reason. I'm talking about the two that are actually called for in the...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By iamtheari
Mystery Nutplates and Other Holes

I'm nearing the end of the fuselage kit of my RV-14, and I've also been working on the finishing kit. I don't have the wings yet. I'm saving those for last. Along the way, I've run into a couple...
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By iamtheari
Painting behind instrument panel

I'm at the point where the instrument panel frame gets riveted to the fuselage, and I'm debating what to do as far as paint behind it goes. The first bay is of course visible when the canopy is open....
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By iamtheari
My measurement came in a hair thinner on the 1"...

My measurement came in a hair thinner on the 1" dimension than a 1x2. The question is whether it matters at all. :)
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By iamtheari
I measured the wood block from my...

I measured the wood block from my recently-arrived finishing kit.

0.677" x 1.491" x 10"
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By iamtheari
Page 35-16 - drilling WD-619 and WD-618-1 Canopy Release Assembly

I have assembled the release mechanism as shown on page 35-15 figure 3. I am ready to drill the release tube and crank, but I am concerned about the way they fit together. Specifically, page 35-16...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By iamtheari
At Oshkosh 2018, I was told by someone from Vanís...

At Oshkosh 2018, I was told by someone from Vanís that, of the 64 flying RV-14ís at that time, ďfewer than 10%Ē were tail draggers. It will probably be faster to build one than to wait for one to hit...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By iamtheari
Same boat. I ordered after Oshkosh and was told...

Same boat. I ordered after Oshkosh and was told mid-December. I finally was able, with Van's help (thanks to the team at Van's!), to get an answer regarding the cylinder vendor and a current dock...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks for the part number suggestion. Switch...

Thanks for the part number suggestion. Switch part numbers are always fun to look through because there are a million different configurations. Honeywell's document about the TL series is no...
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,088
Posted By iamtheari
Resurrecting the old thread as I approach this...

Resurrecting the old thread as I approach this process. Does anyone have recommendations for a filler primer that may be available locally rather than a specialty thing?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By iamtheari
I stink at drawings. Maybe I stink at...

I stink at drawings. Maybe I stink at descriptions, too. The switch would have three positions. From bottom to top, they would be: OFF, which disconnects both the master and the backup battery....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By iamtheari
That makes sense to me, that they would design a...

That makes sense to me, that they would design a chip for their flashlights and have it mass-produced. It's a shame that Vertical Power won't let us reprogram the VP-X firmware to do things like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By iamtheari
The battery switch as set out in my OP above does...

The battery switch as set out in my OP above does not violate the objective. The backup battery is on anytime the main is on, and connected to the dedicated backup power pins on the Garmin equipment...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By iamtheari
I'm torn on single or dual alternators. If I go...

I'm torn on single or dual alternators. If I go dual, then I plan to have a 3-position switch: ALT1 / OFF / ALT2. This would isolate the two alternator positions and prevent them from both being...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By iamtheari
Selectively Latching Momentary Switch Circuit

This is for my smoke system. I plan to have an enable/disable switch on the panel, but I want the on/off control on my stick. I have a flashlight that works how I want it to work, but my one semester...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By iamtheari
Backup Battery Switch

I started planning my RV-14 panel starting about a month before I ordered the empennage kit. It's an ongoing obsession to perfect the panel, especially the switches, to make every possible situation...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,196
Posted By iamtheari
Checking again before I order anything... Do I...

Checking again before I order anything... Do I need all three sizes or will a #40 plexi bit followed by regular #36 and #27 bits to upsize the hole.
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By iamtheari
That makes more sense to me. Thanks. I just...

That makes more sense to me. Thanks. I just looked in section 40A and the tri-gear instructions don't say anything about this. Page 40B-02 step 3 says of the filing, "This will ensure that the engine...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. That sets my mind a bit at ease about the...

Thanks. That sets my mind a bit at ease about the results of the step Iím questioning. I am still curious about the step itself, though, which call for filing off powder coat specifically to ensure...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By iamtheari
Thanks. I get it now. The question is how badly I...

Thanks. I get it now. The question is how badly I want to cut holes in my fuselage.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By iamtheari
Engine mount grounding

The hardware bag for the engine mount was backordered in my finishing kit so I can’t actually put it on my plane yet. But I did prepare it for installation and came up with a question. The plans say...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By iamtheari
The part that protrudes from the skin with the...

The part that protrudes from the skin with the stock setup is pretty minimal, isn't it?
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By iamtheari
Two questions. First, how do you open the canopy...

Two questions. First, how do you open the canopy from the outside? Second, what is the real advantage? I'm all for upgrades to my RV-14, but I'm not sure from what I see of this latch that it is a...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By iamtheari
I finally gave up on putting the shop heads on...

I finally gave up on putting the shop heads on the back side of the panel (toward the firewall), to match all the other rivets I had on the sub panel, and moved the manufactured heads to that side....
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By iamtheari
Tricks for riveting F-01455 seal angles to sub panel (page 35-07 step 5)

I managed to put the center seal angle on the sub panel frame without it getting too ugly. The access seems pretty tight. And the side pieces really didn't want to line up the holes all the way...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,107
Posted By iamtheari
If youíre asking why the empennage kit costs more...

If youíre asking why the empennage kit costs more for the 14 than for the other side-by-sides, I think itís because the 14 empennage kit includes the aft fuselage (from the baggage bulkhead to the...
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,433
Posted By iamtheari
I ended up, with Pat's help, coming up with a...

I ended up, with Pat's help, coming up with a good solution for the PH Aviation flap motor in an RV-14. I put together instructions with pictures in a PDF that I sent to Pat so future customers...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By iamtheari
I hadn't thought of burning my hand on a hot roll...

I hadn't thought of burning my hand on a hot roll bar or canopy deck. Thanks for bringing that up!

I had already painted the roll bar brace in black. I have a test piece that I had painted with the...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By iamtheari
Painting window shims

I am nearly ready to put the roll bar into my fuselage and paint the interior of the cockpit. My plan is to paint the fuselage in a gray color and the roll bar and some other items in a semi-gloss...
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By iamtheari
So the stick profile is the same, it's just a...

So the stick profile is the same, it's just a matter of them being cut to the right length for the Tosten military-style grip and pre-wired?
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By iamtheari
How different are the Tosten sticks from the...

How different are the Tosten sticks from the Vanís original?
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By iamtheari
Tosten Sticks

Does anyone know if the Tosten RV-14 sticks come pre-drilled to mount in the plane, or if they have to be match-drilled to the stick bases as the factory sticks do?
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,807
Posted By iamtheari
I think that cherry max rivet lengths are the...

I think that cherry max rivet lengths are the grip rather than the entire shank, as with AN470 rivet sizes.
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By iamtheari
Here is my current plan, with much credit to...

Here is my current plan, with much credit to Marvin the Smoke System Helper. I will use 3/8Ē OD aluminum tubing to go through SB750 snap bushings with rubber hose between each (the smoke system came...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,586
Posted By iamtheari
My questions about painting hinge material...

My questions about painting hinge material are:

1. When I cut and debur the hinge, is it still corrosion resistant? I donít know enough about anodizing to know.

2. For the seat hinge, and this may...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,807
Posted By iamtheari
If the bearing is stiff without the column...

If the bearing is stiff without the column mounted on it, then you have a problem like I had. Did you prime the brackets? Or is there any chance that you have any contamination in them? Just the thin...
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By iamtheari
Smoke oil plumbing

I am working on putting a Smoke System Helper kit into my RV-14. I figured out how to mount the oil tank (nut plates in baggage floor and seat back brace) and I have two options for the pump (mount...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,021
Posted By iamtheari
I spent some time contemplating adding steps, or...

I spent some time contemplating adding steps, or provisions for them, to my RV-14. I got prices for the parts listed in my prior post. And then as I was working on the plane, I noticed that I already...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,212
Posted By iamtheari
Does G3X alert when its ADAHRS and the G5 ADAHRS disagree?

My planned panel is a G3X installation with a single GSU 25 ADAHRS and a G5 as a backup flight instrument. My understanding is that the G5 will provide ADAHRS data to the G3X system in the event the...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,021
Posted By iamtheari
Here are the parts that I see in the...

Here are the parts that I see in the instructions:

Fuselage page 26-17:
F-14145 Step Attach Angles (1 piece that you separate into L and R)
F-00016-L Step Attach Weldment
F-00016-R Step Attach...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By iamtheari
Indeed. And the RV-14 fuselage kit is in the...

Indeed. And the RV-14 fuselage kit is in the intermediate skill level, or at least the advanced beginner level. :)
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By iamtheari
26-03 step 4 creates the Inboard Seat Ribs, but...

26-03 step 4 creates the Inboard Seat Ribs, but the missing dimple is on the next seat ribs outboard of them on both sides. So it has to be a different step, if it's there.

26-03 step 2 is to dimple...
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