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Forum: RV-14 08-11-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stockmanreef
so why should I bother filing it down. I...

so why should I bother filing it down. I understand maximizing the aft angle for landing, but do I care how much forward the angle is? How often am I going to push the stick full forward? Just...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stockmanreef
mine were spot on for the original angles of 20.4...

mine were spot on for the original angles of 20.4 and 11.4. Hopefully I am measuring correctly. I am using a digital level and zeroing it out on the top flange.
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stockmanreef
maybe you will have gotten luck and there is a...

maybe you will have gotten luck and there is a new part which has the correct angles. Or at least close.
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stockmanreef
BTW, if you complete section 35 before doing this...

BTW, if you complete section 35 before doing this then you might actually be throwing stuff around the shop. Access is hard enough, but if you put on the panel frame assembly or the F-01468 (panel...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stockmanreef
how is it possible that vans does not provide the...

how is it possible that vans does not provide the correct part here? Or is this just to off set the need to not have to match drill the skins. I think that I would have preferred to match drill all...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stockmanreef
so no one else has run into this issue. I think...

so no one else has run into this issue.

I think that I am up to about 8 hours trying to meet the angles suggested in the plans.

Any suggestions?

other than to buy a Quick build fuselage, which...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stockmanreef
well I figured out the root cause of the issue. ...

well I figured out the root cause of the issue. The plans were revised


Control Column forward travel angle 13.6 +3.0 / -0.0 was 11.4 +2-0.
Control Column aft travel angle 23.1 +3.0 / -0.0 was...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stockmanreef
36-12: How to adjust stick angle?

I had no idea what to search, so I am asking:

I am on 36-12 and I have no idea how to file down the tab to adjust the downward travel of the stick to 13.6 degrees.

I finally got filed for upward...
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Stockmanreef
Specialty Aircraft Brake line Question

Has anybody used these brake lines? I am trying to figure out how to route the lines through the bulkhead.

I know what holes Tim Olson used, which was the hole suggested in the plans (33-9). But...
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,384
Posted By Stockmanreef
Finishing Kit Question

Well, a current thread about seatbelt lugs made me start to think. I just inventoried my finishing kit and there are no seat belts included. I figured for the price we are paying we would get seat...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,718
Posted By Stockmanreef
I purchased the Aircraft Specialty brake line...

I purchased the Aircraft Specialty brake line kit. Will the ends on the lines fit this kit? Or is this kit metric and the Aircraft specialty kit standard?
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,718
Posted By Stockmanreef
It is always lovely to run across a post about an...

It is always lovely to run across a post about an upgrade after you have already purchased the kits. I just got my finishing kit. Does Van's allow you to return things for a refund?

It would be...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,079
Posted By Stockmanreef
I went out to look at my parts. It appears that...

I went out to look at my parts. It appears that the long single tab (internal tab) is bent the wrong way and the flare on the tab is the wrong direction. I based this on the direction of the...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,079
Posted By Stockmanreef
I just posted this pic recently. ...

I just posted this pic recently.
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h156/stockmanreef/1EF21A7F-224D-4F47-84B7-708175CE5004_zps5ab2vlre.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,004
Posted By Stockmanreef
DIY Foggles

here is an easy way to make a cheap per of foggles. Use cheap safety glasses or an old pair and make them.

store bought:
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h156/stockmanreef/IMG_1426_zpsrl1uolzp.jpg...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,491
Posted By Stockmanreef
Couldn't help but take this...

Couldn't help but take this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,373
Posted By Stockmanreef
My wife, both my daughters, and I took a weekend...

My wife, both my daughters, and I took a weekend long building class with Troy Grover when he was in Indiana. It was an awesome class. Hands on building of a section of an aileron.

Troy has...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Stockmanreef
wiring harnesses for panel?

When do you get the wiring harnesses for the panel? With the finishing kit? Or when you order the avionics you plan to use?

I ordered the finishing kit and just wondering about this issue, since I...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,573
Posted By Stockmanreef
I plan to assemble the roller next, paint all the...

I plan to assemble the roller next, paint all the pieces, and then put in place. I will post more pictures when I get it done.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,573
Posted By Stockmanreef
Might have to spray one more...

Might have to spray one more coat.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h156/stockmanreef/1EF21A7F-224D-4F47-84B7-708175CE5004_zps5ab2vlre.jpg...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,573
Posted By Stockmanreef
Apparently I am still at the same point as you...

Apparently I am still at the same point as you are. It just got warm enough to paint. Well I was told that it needed to be at least 50 F to paint. Here is a picture of the "paint booth". I pushed...
Forum: Job Board 02-18-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,328
Posted By Stockmanreef
N733JJ-- well dow has not merged with DuPont but...

N733JJ--

well dow has not merged with DuPont but they are trying their best to do so. Last year Dow bought out the 50 % Corning portion of Dow Corning, so now they own it all. Not sure when/if the...
Forum: Job Board 02-18-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,328
Posted By Stockmanreef
Pilot for Dow Chemical

This job posting came to me email at work (not sure why since I am in R&D), so I looked it up in the corporate website.

Anyone interested or know anyone...
Forum: Tools 02-04-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,655
Posted By Stockmanreef
Agreed. I took a building class and used the...

Agreed. I took a building class and used the mallet version--there was no way I was going to do that method on my entire plane. This is way better.
Forum: Tools 02-04-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,655
Posted By Stockmanreef
Above are pictures of the Numatx squeezer, the...

Above are pictures of the Numatx squeezer, the c-frame i had built, and the table.

You will notice the the c-frame sticks out from the table when not in use. I have drop leafs that I can raise up...
Forum: Tools 02-04-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,655
Posted By Stockmanreef
http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w663/Kenneth_S...

http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w663/Kenneth_Stockman/Photo3-1_zpsfc9df0a2.jpg...
Forum: Tools 02-04-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,655
Posted By Stockmanreef
here are some...

here are some pictures
http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w663/Kenneth_Stockman/cframe-1_zpsekcxk2lc.jpg (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/Kenneth_Stockman/media/cframe-1_zpsekcxk2lc.jpg.html)
Forum: Tools 02-03-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,655
Posted By Stockmanreef
I love this squeezer. Mark is great with...

I love this squeezer. Mark is great with customer service. Had a foot pedal go bad and he replaced it no charge. Also, the new shear pins that hold the yokes in place are great and allow quick...
Forum: Tools 01-30-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,655
Posted By Stockmanreef
Numatx squeezer is awesome. Nice thing is that I...

Numatx squeezer is awesome. Nice thing is that I had a frame built that it can attach to, so I can use it to dimple as well.
Forum: Job Board 01-21-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,137
Posted By Stockmanreef
Olin, the college my daughter goes to, is trying...

Olin, the college my daughter goes to, is trying to change the way engineering is taught. The school mixes standard book learning with team based project learning. Typically a student will have...
Forum: Job Board 01-18-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,137
Posted By Stockmanreef
thanks for all the replies. I really appreciated...

thanks for all the replies. I really appreciated it. She is willing to go anywhere (but home) for an internship. We are trying to convince her to co-op, but most people at her school do interns...
Forum: Job Board 01-17-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,137
Posted By Stockmanreef
Mechanical Engineering Internship for College students

Folks--

My daughter is a sophomore at Olin College of Engineering (just outside Boston) and is a mechanical engineering student. She is looking to do an internship this summer and I was wondering...
Forum: Tools 01-01-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,616
Posted By Stockmanreef
I have a Numatx 3050 squeezer and it is awesome....

I have a Numatx 3050 squeezer and it is awesome. The nice thing is that it can easily be attached to a c-frame so it can be used to dimple as well. The owner, Mark, is easy to work with and is very...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,573
Posted By Stockmanreef
Have you figured out what you are going to do? ...

Have you figured out what you are going to do?

I am at the same point and am debating the same thing. I think that I might complete the elevator section first, then paint the interior, then...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,276
Posted By Stockmanreef
Just got the fuel line kit from Aircraft...

Just got the fuel line kit from Aircraft Specialty. Here are a few pictures of the kit.

All the parts fit perfectly and I did not have to bend a thing. I have not tightened up anything yet. I...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,459
Posted By Stockmanreef
Is this device used anywhere else other than for...

Is this device used anywhere else other than for ribs? I am almost to the finishing kit and I might be willing to part with mine as long as it is not used elsewhere.
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,702
Posted By Stockmanreef
Fuselage Question about Permatex

The fuselage kit comes with a small bottle of Permatex threadloacker blue--medium strength. Where is this used?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,591
Posted By Stockmanreef
Pipe thread sealant Question

Is there any particular pipe thread sealant to use between the fuel filter and the fuel pump?

Loctite 567?

thanks
ken
Forum: Fiberglass 11-19-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,494
Posted By Stockmanreef
well, I asked Troy Grover (Grove-Air) about...

well, I asked Troy Grover (Grove-Air) about taking the EAA class. Troy said that he would be willing to teach a basic fiberglass course, if I wanted to take it.

For those that don't know Troy, he...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-16-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,494
Posted By Stockmanreef
EAA Composite Class

Is it worth it to take an EAA class to learn how to to do the fiber glass required on an RV?

Thanks
ken
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,224
Posted By Stockmanreef
I agree with pilotfuse. then add $4-7K for paint...

I agree with pilotfuse.

then add $4-7K for paint and $25K for avionics. I assume that the total will end up more like $140K.

Then add about $3-5K for tools (for me the high side of...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,027
Posted By Stockmanreef
so when do you torque down the lower drag fitting...

so when do you torque down the lower drag fitting nuts? It specifically calls out torquing the upper drag fitting. I have not run across this for the lower bolts. Unless it is a lot further along...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,114
Posted By Stockmanreef
very weird that this would be missed with the...

very weird that this would be missed with the last revision this year. I am sure that they must have had this call numerous times. Time to uncle the side skin and dimple.

Which is what I thought...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,114
Posted By Stockmanreef
Dimpling firewall flange question

This is probably a dumb question, butt....

After match drilling the hinge and the shim on 29-08, I assume that the firewall flange needs to be dimpled?

Where in the plans does it call that out? ...
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,753
Posted By Stockmanreef
Stoney-- Thanks for the tip. I do have both...

Stoney--

Thanks for the tip. I do have both tools you show. I understand how to put in dimple with the rivet gun and attached tool. I have to figure out what to use on the back side to hold the...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,753
Posted By Stockmanreef
I just ran across this issue. Since the bottom...

I just ran across this issue. Since the bottom row is only the firewall, can you use a pop rivet simpler to dimple only the bottom row? Or was this the tool suggested above--I could not open the...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By Stockmanreef
that make more sense, than what I was thinking

that make more sense, than what I was thinking
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By Stockmanreef
28-02 question

How do you break the edges in the middle of the floor pans? Other than to use a hand break, which most people don't own. Do I have to go to a machine shop to get this done? I know that an air...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,142
Posted By Stockmanreef
the curved portion for the center firewall...

the curved portion for the center firewall overlaps with the curves for the sides. Maybe once they in their final place they will not overlap. So maybe I should not worry about it.
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,142
Posted By Stockmanreef
forget the question. It appears that the curved...

forget the question. It appears that the curved tab for the center firewall is on the forward side.
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,142
Posted By Stockmanreef
Wow. I do see it now. I was wrong. weird...

Wow. I do see it now. I was wrong. weird optical illusion. I even looked at the arrows indicating the direction and got it wrong.

Any thoughts on the curved tabs?
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,142
Posted By Stockmanreef
On 28-06 and 28-05 it is pictured on the aft...

On 28-06 and 28-05 it is pictured on the aft side.
http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w663/Kenneth_Stockman/IMG_4364_zpsosbkdqbh.jpg...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,142
Posted By Stockmanreef
It is nice that the next section of the plans is...

It is nice that the next section of the plans is where you can figure it out. It does make sense. I just had to scrap a little sealant off the firewall.

Next Question:

Where does the curved tab...
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,142
Posted By Stockmanreef
top tab bent in the wrong direction.

top tab bent in the wrong direction.
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,142
Posted By Stockmanreef
27-06 Center Firewall Question

I am putting in the Center Fire wall section. This piece goes entirely on the front side of the firewall. Correct? The reason that I ask is that it appears that the little tab at the top is bent...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,073
Posted By Stockmanreef
Those threads are what I am talking about, but...

Those threads are what I am talking about, but the revision is WRONG. If you look closely, it calls out not dimpling 7 holes. This in turn leads to not counter sinking 7 holes. The batter box is...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,073
Posted By Stockmanreef
Firewall Plans Question:27-04/05

Working on Section 27 and I think that there is a mistake in the plans.

On 27-04 there is a section of the firewall which is not dimpled for the installation of the battery box. Then on 27-05 there...
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,320
Posted By Stockmanreef
Priming firewall parts

I am at the stage of putting the firewall together. Most of the posts that I have read suggests leaving the stainless steel alone. But what about the aluminum parts. Should the at least the face...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,436
Posted By Stockmanreef
Are they included in any kit? Hopefully not...

Are they included in any kit? Hopefully not because I bought them already.
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,436
Posted By Stockmanreef
I just use painters green Frog tape as riveting...

I just use painters green Frog tape as riveting tape. It also has lots of other useful applications.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,979
Posted By Stockmanreef
Ditto for me as well. I use them at home and...

Ditto for me as well. I use them at home and work for cutting plastic tubing. Slices like butter.
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,406
Posted By Stockmanreef
I understand what you say, but on the figure it...

I understand what you say, but on the figure it also says final drill 26 #30 holes. I was not confused at all.

Although I have trouble reading ahead, I can still do simple division.:)

Is it...
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