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Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,780
Posted By salto
You need the dexterity of a brain surgeon for...

You need the dexterity of a brain surgeon for those and the control yoke bolt.
I did these whilst still on the rotisserie.
Curse like your in a sheep yard helps. 😊
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By salto
Kerry in addition to the advice use a felt tipped...

Kerry in addition to the advice use a felt tipped marker to draw the outline of the fibreglass shape on the top sheet of plastic to help with making sure you wet out properly and using a good set of...
Forum: Tools 04-23-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By salto
Try your heat gun.

Try your heat gun.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By salto
I think I closed my eyes and squeezed the...

I think I closed my eyes and squeezed the trigger..
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,537
Posted By salto
You could also put an air pressure switch in...

You could also put an air pressure switch in your pitot line if your just after air hours.
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By salto
In a practical sense a bit of resistance there is...

In a practical sense a bit of resistance there is not an issue.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,433
Posted By salto
You should get a prize for picking that up Mark. 🏆

You should get a prize for picking that up Mark. 🏆
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By salto
Could it be that the thickness of the proseal...

Could it be that the thickness of the proseal after removing the supplied gasket is a critical measurement. I made sure I had a flange seal thickness that was reasonably generous. Didn't have issues...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By salto
I ran into major problems with freight with the...

I ran into major problems with freight with the recommended unit due to battery capacity.
I couldn't even get it on in hand luggage.
Is there a recommendation out there on an alternative please.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By salto
Probably not Trent but the problem you may have...

Probably not Trent but the problem you may have is if you have a set of thick and thin dies you will be rotating them about from shop head to manufactured head as you work on different areas of your...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-19-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,477
Posted By salto
Looks like your inlet air has too many places to...

Looks like your inlet air has too many places to go. Doesn't flow through your booth like a river. Just a suggestion.
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,322
Posted By salto
I used the rubber washer off a tek screw

I used the rubber washer off a tek screw
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By salto
Smile Fuel tanks?...

Fuel tanks? 😄

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1757857314280372&id=624226780976770
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By salto
I didn't have any success with a foam roller and...

I didn't have any success with a foam roller and used a two inch hard plastic printers roller. Worked a treat and is a fast way of applying the proseal.
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By salto
After making sure everything was ready I just...

After making sure everything was ready I just buttered up all the ribs except the inboard one and carefully placed them in position. The proseal expressed itself after clecoing into the counter sunk...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By salto
I used PVA wood glue.

I used PVA wood glue.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By salto
I think the plans describe to not over...

I think the plans describe to not over countersink and as a result you end up with the rivet head slightly proud. I'm hoping that before I paint I'm able to either use 3D primer or skim the rivet...
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,283
Posted By salto
There are only two rivets that cause interference...

There are only two rivets that cause interference which I swapped out insitu. It's a very easy document change for Van's.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By salto
AD3 hole size is #40. In the first instance the...

AD3 hole size is #40. In the first instance the rivet will be flush so set up your countersink accordingly, in the second instance a dimpled skin will need to be accommodated so the countersink will...
Forum: RV-12 01-27-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By salto
Being the baggage compartment I'd dip it in JB...

Being the baggage compartment I'd dip it in JB Weld and just set it.
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,002
Posted By salto
I found the stops for the stick just needing a...

I found the stops for the stick just needing a touch on one of the up stops to meet specs, there was a bit of filing down the back though to get the required degrees. More so with the up stop.
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,571
Posted By salto
I got one of those borescopes for $18 which plug...

I got one of those borescopes for $18 which plug straight into the phone. It's been a very useful tool.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By salto
Is it possible that you put too generous layer of...

Is it possible that you put too generous layer of proseal under the Z brackets?
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By salto
Do we need to start worrying about you Ken? :)

Do we need to start worrying about you Ken? :)
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By salto
Thanks Jake and Turner, the results you got from...

Thanks Jake and Turner, the results you got from that technique looks spot on.
Thanks for sharing. 👍
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By salto
Thanks Jake, so you were able to flatten it out...

Thanks Jake, so you were able to flatten it out OK and get it to roll to the proper D shape?
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By salto
Rudder leading edge.

Is it successful to de-rivet the pops on the rudder leading edge, straighten back out and have another crack at rolling the edges.
I really struggled with a broom stick and a pair of mole grips to...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By salto
Not in build manual.

Merry Christmas everyone, great time to pause and celebrate with Family and friends.
All the best from 'down under' Have a safe and healthy new year. 🎄🎆✨
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,409
Posted By salto
This is the advice I received from Vans re sun...

This is the advice I received from Vans re sun protection.

We also have an option that isnít darker but it has almost total UVA and UVB protection

Part # F-14126 SC-15 (adds $75) Part # C-01401...
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,849
Posted By salto
Agree with Bob, the 2x has all the grunt you...

Agree with Bob, the 2x has all the grunt you need. The only rivets that take a fair bit of power are the large rivets that fill the tooling holes in the fuel tank ribs. You only have to swell those...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,849
Posted By salto
When you build your work benches built them to a...

When you build your work benches built them to a height that is comfortable for you and spend the time getting them absolutely flat.
My main work bench is the size of one full sheet of waterproof...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,643
Posted By salto
Seriously!

Seriously!
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By salto
Thanks for sharing the information Keith, I think...

Thanks for sharing the information Keith, I think I'll give it a go.
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By salto
Looks good Keith, did you sika the side rails...

Looks good Keith, did you sika the side rails also? Can't quite tell from the photo.
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By salto
Thanks Chris I've been procrastinating about this...

Thanks Chris I've been procrastinating about this myself. I have been struggling with a decision on whether to do as instructed or attach with sika along the roll bar. I'll probably do the latter but...
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,409
Posted By salto
It's only by chance that I found out there are...

It's only by chance that I found out there are several choices of canopy so hopefully through these posts builders are made aware.
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,060
Posted By salto
What an understanding Wife you must have .....

What an understanding Wife you must have .. congratulations.:)
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,704
Posted By salto
Match drilling. If I remember you need to fit the...

Match drilling. If I remember you need to fit the skin and match drill first. The rib holes are undersized.
Plans call for countersinks in wing walkway area. I dimpled my inboard ribs so I dimpled...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,028
Posted By salto
I've been using the Wattle product and scuff the...

I've been using the Wattle product and scuff the dimple lines prior to dimpling then scuff the lot prior to painting. Where I've missed the odd dimple it seems to stand up to dimpling after but not...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By salto
Spiral wrap or split electrical tubing is all you...

Spiral wrap or split electrical tubing is all you need if your worried.
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2017, 02:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,002
Posted By salto
Spin recovery perhaps..

Spin recovery perhaps..
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,790
Posted By salto
Something to note a very nice Lanceair crash here...

Something to note a very nice Lanceair crash here in Australia. Done up with all the latest equipment including duel electronic ignition.
Reason for the accident was the alternator fan belt let go...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By salto
Well your in there now and can get in there in...

Well your in there now and can get in there in the future if putting some proseal around flange and doing the nut back up doesn't work.
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,320
Posted By salto
Very elegant paint scheme Greg. Hope you don't...

Very elegant paint scheme Greg. Hope you don't mind if I end up painting mine similar. I can't believe the procrastination involved in deciding on what clothes to put on the aircraft.
Nicely done. 👍
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,118
Posted By salto
Thanks Scott and Carl for clearing this up. 👍

Thanks Scott and Carl for clearing this up. 👍
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,118
Posted By salto
I note that it seems to be a given that a...

I note that it seems to be a given that a magnetometer be fitted when a Garmin system is being installed but seems like an optional extra with the Dynon system.
I can't get a definitive answer...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,678
Posted By salto
The workmanship is certainly of high level....

The workmanship is certainly of high level. Looking forward to the interior layout. 👍
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,353
Posted By salto
After regrinding the angle I used them to set the...

After regrinding the angle I used them to set the aileron trailing edge rivets also using no glue or tape.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,152
Posted By salto
Strewth Jared... You won't fly if you do to many...

Strewth Jared... You won't fly if you do to many of those. 😀
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,167
Posted By salto
We flip tyres on our crop dusters without a...

We flip tyres on our crop dusters without a second thought. Timing the flip is important and the tyre needs to be in good order.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,983
Posted By salto
Biggest frustration I have and I haven't sorted...

Biggest frustration I have and I haven't sorted it yet is the connector run through to the control sticks. As I've mentioned before the mini molex connectors should be left off until the wires are...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,672
Posted By salto
Very creative Marc. 👍

Very creative Marc. 👍
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 86,509
Posted By salto
Light saber factory?

Light saber factory?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,507
Posted By salto
Thanks Mike, the - 14 tunnel won't work for this...

Thanks Mike, the - 14 tunnel won't work for this unit and the fuel lines from the tanks are tight along the forward section of the spar so firewall forward looks like the only practical area. Be nice...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,557
Posted By salto
Yes agree Scott just not sure if it puts it past...

Yes agree Scott just not sure if it puts it past the aft balance line as I don't have the prop weight yet. Might be a no go just not sure yet.
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,113
Posted By salto
The way Vans recommends is 'practical, effective...

The way Vans recommends is 'practical, effective and affordable' therefore good.
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,557
Posted By salto
Current quote I have for MT is 9,700 euros plus...

Current quote I have for MT is 9,700 euros plus freight.
Don't have a price on other 3 blade props.
They state that it is 29lb lighter than an aluminium one. Not sure what that would do to weight...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,730
Posted By salto
Prop and power are joined at the hip.. Go for an...

Prop and power are joined at the hip.. Go for an hour in a constant speed aircraft with an instructor and you will see its not hard to get your head around the operation, enough for you to build on...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,557
Posted By salto
MT Propeller recommendation

After supplying required information to MT in Germany here is their recommendation.
I was trying to get a four blade(cool factor only) after reading about the performance they are achieving (no...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,239
Posted By salto
After you are satisfied that the fluting has...

After you are satisfied that the fluting has straitened the holes lay the rib flat on the table and run a set square along the table and against the flange and adjust the flange so there is no gap...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-14-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 26,127
Posted By salto
I struggled trying to load a visible picture...

I struggled trying to load a visible picture using photo bucket. Kept thinking with each failure 'this shouldn't be that hard'. I finally had success when I tried my android phone instead of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,151
Posted By salto
I found this a good article.. Probably need to be...

I found this a good article.. Probably need to be a tech head to get the most out of it.....
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