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Forum: RV-14 12-10-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,138
Posted By bobhope2505
I started one last year but have done nothing...

I started one last year but have done nothing with it.

http://www.syrusdevers.com/

I have my fuselage done and I'm halfway through the finishing kit, but haven't updated the site since completing...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By bobhope2505
We need a separate thread on rewriting the...

We need a separate thread on rewriting the installation manual for Beringer. Very happy with the product but glad this wasn't my first time installing brakes.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By bobhope2505
He said it swells when exposed directly to flame...

He said it swells when exposed directly to flame to maintain the seal instead of converting to ash and reducing in volume.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By bobhope2505
Because the instructions called for it. I presume...

Because the instructions called for it. I presume the aircraft designer had his reasons.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By bobhope2505
Pro-Seal vs. RTV sealant for firewall fittings

I didn't have any Pro-Seal available when installing the fuel line fittings in the firewall, so I used RTV sealant. I've now seen posts from two others hinting they did the same. My adviser suggested...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,067
Posted By bobhope2505
Thanks for the replies. The QB fuse is a work of...

Thanks for the replies. The QB fuse is a work of art. A couple of builders and my adviser gawked at it for 30 minutes when it arrived. One called it "glorious." That said, it would have been nice to...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,067
Posted By bobhope2505
Are all RV-14 QB Fuse kits taildraggers?

Just need a reality check. Working on my 14A QB fuse, and nearly everything is done for conventional gear. Gear braces for tri gear were included, but even nut plate rivet holes are dimpled where...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,062
Posted By bobhope2505
I found this thread when looking for the correct...

I found this thread when looking for the correct angle for the fuel line elbow through the firewall and noticed the other issue of RTV vs. Pro-Seal. For convenience I used RTV, but then my tech...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By bobhope2505
A straight 1" mushroom set, not a swivel, helps...

A straight 1" mushroom set, not a swivel, helps if you have one. Also, a second set of hands makes it easy. If the person holding the gun can use one hand to steady the mushroom set it's pretty easy...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,431
Posted By bobhope2505
Really long QB kit lead times

If you plan to order a QB kit in the near future, be advised that the estimated wait time is 6 months. You can order with 25% down. I wasn't paying attention and happily went to order my QB fuselage...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,021
Posted By bobhope2505
I saw that HeliCooper weighed in. While I was...

I saw that HeliCooper weighed in. While I was working my through the empennage I made several notes in his sticky "Gotcha" list. Isn't that what we're taking about?
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,847
Posted By bobhope2505
The offset rivet set is a creation of the dark...

The offset rivet set is a creation of the dark lord himself. I was advised to remove the spring retainer and use electrical tape to secure it in the position I needed, which seemed to help quite a...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,847
Posted By bobhope2505
I have a 1" x 1" x 4" tungsten bucking bar with...

I have a 1" x 1" x 4" tungsten bucking bar with an almost 45 degree face on one end, which seems like a steeper angle than others I've seen. I got it off Ebay and it was less expensive than the ones...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,357
Posted By bobhope2505
Seriously? That's exactly what I asked if I...

Seriously? That's exactly what I asked if I should do. Here's the copy/paste from my email:

"Is it acceptable to match drill 3 new holes next to the existing ones, or is complete disassembly...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-01-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 998
Posted By bobhope2505
Where to buy Valspar 2K polyurethane online

Is there a website where I can order the Sun Thane 2K poly that Van's uses? I tried sending an email to the address they provided for their Valspar rep but it came back as a bad address. I've spent a...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,357
Posted By bobhope2505
I feel your pain. I made an almost identical...

I feel your pain. I made an almost identical error except that the way I messed up caused the last three pre-drilled holes of the F-1414 Aft Deck on the mistake side to be misaligned. Brace...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By bobhope2505
Thanks Chris. What a relief. Great website. I...

Thanks Chris. What a relief.

Great website. I have serious shop envy!
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By bobhope2505
Aft Deck - didn't catch change to dimpled rivets

I fell behind checking plan updates and missed the change from AN470AD4-4 rivets to AN426 rivets on the line of 8 rivets just forward of the center of the aft deck (page, 10-27). Is this going to...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,119
Posted By bobhope2505
That's important information for me. Thanks. Due...

That's important information for me. Thanks. Due to the odd hours I have available to work in the shop I don't have much in the way of help. It's going to have to be a quickbuild if I want this thing...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,119
Posted By bobhope2505
? on time/complexity to build the fuselage.

For those of you who have completed both the empennage and fuselage, can you compare the complexity and time required between the two kits for me? I'm finishing my empennage in the next two weeks and...
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,357
Posted By bobhope2505
If it helps, your work looks great!

If it helps, your work looks great!
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,057
Posted By bobhope2505
Great answer. Thanks for vids!

Great answer. Thanks for vids!
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,057
Posted By bobhope2505
Amount of tank sealant needed for elevator

Is the 1 oz. size tank sealant and accelerator enough to do all 8 of the foam trailing edge ribs for both the left and right side of the elevator? I bought 2 and used one on the trim tab. Want to...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,955
Posted By bobhope2505
For what it's worth, I alodined my trim tab horns...

For what it's worth, I alodined my trim tab horns and they came out looking so nice I think I'm going to mask them off and not paint them.

Syrus
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,329
Posted By bobhope2505
EMP@9-11:Reinforcement doubler brace-#27 dimple

On page 9-11, step#4, you're instructed to dimple the #27 holes in the Trim Access Rein. Doubler (E-01410) (thank you helicooper for asking about the #27 dimple dies so that I didn't have to) but...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,359
Posted By bobhope2505
Thanks. Not using a sander. The issue came up...

Thanks. Not using a sander. The issue came up working on the elevator tips. The taper toward the back gets too narrow for any kind of tool.

Kudos to the Van's team on one part (can't recall which...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,359
Posted By bobhope2505
Question re using scotch brite pads to deburr.

In those cases where there's not enough room to use a deburring tool and you use a scotch brite pad, does that always remove the aluminum cladding such that you must use primer? I've never been able...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,008
Posted By bobhope2505
I have these part laying on my table right now....

I have these part laying on my table right now. Kind of interested in the answer if one of you big-brain types could spare a moment. Thanks!
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,632
Posted By bobhope2505
I had this happen riveting nose ribs in the...

I had this happen riveting nose ribs in the horizontal stabilizer. Some of the flanges are so small they only contain a single rivet hole, and you're instructed not to dimple them. It improved...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 103,909
Posted By bobhope2505
I'm not as brave as others and intend to conform...

I'm not as brave as others and intend to conform to the prototype, but +$40K for an engine for a 2-seat experimental aircraft doesn't go down easy. I'm hoping that by the time I'm ready to purchase...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,390
Posted By bobhope2505
eewwww.....Thanks Ken. That's no bueno. I'm...

eewwww.....Thanks Ken. That's no bueno.

I'm starting to see why people build more than one plane. I'm going to know everything I need to know about building a plane...about the time I'm done...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,390
Posted By bobhope2505
Priming before final assembly (NOT a primer question!)

I know this is a silly question, but I'd rather sound like a fool than be one. Can I prime completed sections anytime I want, or do I have to wait for the DAR inspection of the completed plane before...
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,984
Posted By bobhope2505
For those who find this thread looking for tips...

For those who find this thread looking for tips on the rudder trailing edge, I suggest being careful when handling the trailing edge strip. (I don't have the manual with me but I believe it's...
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,108
Posted By bobhope2505
The oracle from Aurora has spoken: "This very...

The oracle from Aurora has spoken:

"This very minor ding doesn't merit any worry, nor replacement."

I connected with a tech. adviser in my area and he had the same suggestion as Tom--use tape.

I...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,108
Posted By bobhope2505
Think you can find anything on the Internet? I...

Think you can find anything on the Internet? I Googled "how to use an offset rivet", then searched Youtube----nothing! No one in the entire Internet world is willing to video themselves using an...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,108
Posted By bobhope2505
A long straight set wouldn't help because both...

A long straight set wouldn't help because both ends of the rivet are guarded by rib flanges, but that gives me an idea if I do have to replace it. Since there are no rivets installed on the sides...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,108
Posted By bobhope2505
It's the lower nose rib for the vertical...

It's the lower nose rib for the vertical stabilizer. After some thought I did send the photo to tech support.
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,108
Posted By bobhope2505
Need advice--major oops using offset rivet set.

Can one of you more experienced types take a look and tell if I need to replace this part? The offset rivet set rotated and then slipped off the rivet head and hit the aluminum several times. The...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,442
Posted By bobhope2505
Dare I ask the cost? When a website says to...

Dare I ask the cost? When a website says to request a quote, it never ends well.
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,442
Posted By bobhope2505
Well....I don't always get a clear answer, but I...

Well....I don't always get a clear answer, but I always learn a lot either way when I ask a question on this forum! Thanks all.

The only 100% correct reply was from Dale--anyone who builds a 14 is,...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,442
Posted By bobhope2505
Thanks--that's what I figured but I thought I...

Thanks--that's what I figured but I thought I might be missing something. For $70 more I can rivet/dimple with one hand. Easy choice.
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,442
Posted By bobhope2505
Hand rivet squeezer--how important?

The Cleaveland hand rivet squeezer and a 4" yoke costs $334. I can get an Air Tool pneumatic squeezer and a 3" yoke on Amazon for $400. How often do you use a hand squeezer? If I get a pneumatic one,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By bobhope2505
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I think I...

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I think I have a plan and it it includes a much smaller workbench than I originally thought. I'm now thinking one 5'x3' bench like Peter's or Al's against a long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,529
Posted By bobhope2505
I think one of the biggest surprises for me from...

I think one of the biggest surprises for me from posting this thread is that I do not need nearly as big of a bench as I originally thought. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By bobhope2505
If Peter can build TWO planes in a ONE car...

If Peter can build TWO planes in a ONE car garage, I'm going to copy him until I have a better plan!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By bobhope2505
Need advice on tiny shop layout.

After deciding that I can't wait any longer to get started (embarrassed to say how long I've "planning" this) I'm ordering my first kit component on the 29th. (RV-7 or RV-14. The wife will cast the...
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