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Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Tom023
Ken, being number 83 I feel your pain and...

Ken, being number 83 I feel your pain and frustration. We have to be the two slowest builders out there but I'm sure we'll both finish. Being at the point you are I would suggest cutting off the...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Tom023
Got one coming with my panel Bill so expect a...

Got one coming with my panel Bill so expect a call.
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Tom023
Mine measure at 11/16 x 1-1/2 x 2-3/8

Mine measure at 11/16 x 1-1/2 x 2-3/8
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Tom023
I can't check until tomorrow morning but I'm...

I can't check until tomorrow morning but I'm pretty sure it was just a short section of 1"x2" pine from which you just cut several to length.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By Tom023
The bar should give you a straight TE, that is...

The bar should give you a straight TE, that is how I did mine and it is perfectly straight (i.e., not wavy or bowed). The real challenge for perfection is to build the rudder without any twist, as...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,406
Posted By Tom023
Be careful of units. 400-500 in/lbs is about 40...

Be careful of units. 400-500 in/lbs is about 40 ft/lbs. The average lug nut on a car is tightened to 80 ft/lbs and SUVs/pick up trucks somewhere in the 140 ft/lbs range. So, that 400-500 inch/lbs can...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for the three excellent suggestions I can...

Thanks for the three excellent suggestions I can see a use for all three. Much appreciated.
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for the timely post! I just spoke with...

Thanks for the timely post! I just spoke with Don as my engine in coming out of the box in two weeks and confirmed availablility for next month.
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Tom023
Torquing Rudder and Elevator Bolts

Iím trying to torque the AN3 bolts through the cutouts in the elevators and rudder but cannot get my smallest in/lb torque wrench in there and the crows foot isnít long enough either. How are you...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tom023
Wow, that thing is built like a tank! Puts my...

Wow, that thing is built like a tank! Puts my construction to shame with just glue and a few wood screws.
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Tom023
I didn't get one either but Vans will mail you...

I didn't get one either but Vans will mail you one or you can take a PDF to a local printer shop like FedEx Office and get it printed to scale.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,429
Posted By Tom023
Buy a used Semco sealant gun off eBay or The Yard...

Buy a used Semco sealant gun off eBay or The Yard Store for $45, easily one of the best tool purchases I made and used extensively on the fuselage as well. The one with the side paddle trigger allows...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,688
Posted By Tom023
Very nice Bob! Now you got me thinking red...

Very nice Bob! Now you got me thinking red instead of blue.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By Tom023
Your first step should be to call Vans. If the...

Your first step should be to call Vans. If the bearing you got matches the inventory sheet discuss the tight fit with them. If the one in the plans matches the inventory sheet it could be a mistake....
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Tom023
I just went through this thought process and...

I just went through this thought process and decided to just paint a couple brackets and leave the baffles and other parts bare. I was looking at something from a pure aesthetics standpoint because...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By Tom023
Be careful bending those parts by hand as they...

Be careful bending those parts by hand as they have a tendency to crack right at the horizontal relief cuts if too much force is applied. Been there...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By Tom023
I'm mounting the GMU-22 in the right wingtip. If...

I'm mounting the GMU-22 in the right wingtip. If you are using the Vans main fuselage harness then you'll want to stick with it rather than the GMU-11.
Using the 11 would require a huge tear up for...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By Tom023
I'm having Stein build my panel and had this...

I'm having Stein build my panel and had this conversation with him. My AP switch will cut servo power.
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By Tom023
I'm a first time builder and started with the...

I'm a first time builder and started with the wings so there was a bit of a learning curve. My wings took me 800 hours, 1.5 years and I primed like you. Most Others around 600 and fast builders...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By Tom023
Dang! I'm ready to sand and used black too.

Dang! I'm ready to sand and used black too.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By Tom023
Rustoleum 2x spray paint from Home Depot. Made...

Rustoleum 2x spray paint from Home Depot. Made for plastic. Scuff area and clean with alcohol first. Came out perfect.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,445
Posted By Tom023
Bill, Section 61.check your email. BTW, engine...

Bill, Section 61.check your email. BTW, engine arrives today.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,445
Posted By Tom023
Try using a vacuum to suck a string through first...

Try using a vacuum to suck a string through first as a leader. Then attach and pull through.
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By Tom023
Yes, the forward ones that attach to the firewall...

Yes, the forward ones that attach to the firewall are but you need to twist them just a bit. Very easy to do. The aft ones in the tailcone are straight and require no bend or twist.
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By Tom023
I used the DRDT2 to do mine, I must have because...

I used the DRDT2 to do mine, I must have because I have no other tool other than a pneumatic squeezer. It's been a while but I believe I put the skins outside up and drooped over the edge of the...
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,552
Posted By Tom023
Front and rear HS spars are $46 each. Shipping...

Front and rear HS spars are $46 each. Shipping for one or both is $130 to Texas :rolleyes: hopefully you can just go pick up.
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By Tom023
Yes the plans call for it. See p38-03 step 13. I...

Yes the plans call for it. See p38-03 step 13. I found it difficult to break the extreme forward edges near the roll bar.
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By Tom023
I know those rivets well. The issue I had were...

I know those rivets well. The issue I had were also clenched rivets. The parts being rivited are at angles other than 90 degrees making it difficult to hold a bucking bar correctly. I taped some...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By Tom023
RV14 POH and Builder Site

An RV14A builder, not on the forum, who is just about to make his inaugural flight asked that I post a link to his site and recently developed POH for others to use. I have used his site extensively...
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By Tom023
Interesting. My canopy shims didn't have holes in...

Interesting. My canopy shims didn't have holes in them, they got match drilled with the canopy in place. My canopy was equal side to side just a bit under the limit at .15 thus requiring the shims.
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tom023
I just trimmed mine tonight, 1/8". Hated to do...

I just trimmed mine tonight, 1/8". Hated to do it for that small amount but if I pushed the canopy any more forward it started to bend. I used a Dremel with a diamond wheel. Very smooth cut but...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Tom023
It looks like it won't fit but it does. Take out...

It looks like it won't fit but it does. Take out all clecos in the area and spread the parts a little. Just try to get one end of the shim in and slide it up to the forward end and then push the...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,004
Posted By Tom023
Keep us updated Jeff, I have the same combination...

Keep us updated Jeff, I have the same combination arriving next month.
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By Tom023
I believe those two holes get sized for AN3 bolts...

I believe those two holes get sized for AN3 bolts anyway so i would do a quick check with Vans. As a side note, I have a few AN3 bolts in place of rivets due to mangled holes on difficult rivets. Not...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 117
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 68,696
Posted By Tom023
I just checked and mine and both sides protrude...

I just checked and mine and both sides protrude 1.5 millimeters. It's easily adjustable by changing the push rod length. I'm leaving as is for now.
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 117
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 68,696
Posted By Tom023
Latch Pins

Page 38-06 step 1 has you install the bellcranks and step 2 the latch pins. I found it impossible to install the pins with the bellcrank in the way. Slide the pins in first then install the...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Tom023
Greg, I live in Cypress and I had a tough time...

Greg,

I live in Cypress and I had a tough time finding a tech counselor too. I eventually contacted EAA and they sent me a list. Turns out a multiple builder was just 3 miles away.

I'm on my...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 677
Posted By Tom023
Landing Gear Toe Alignment

Today I installed the landing gear, axles and measured for correct toe alignment using Vans method. The right is toe in 0.8 degrees, easily correctable with a 0.75 shim. The left however is toe in...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Tom023
Me either :D. I found mine two days ago looking...

Me either :D. I found mine two days ago looking for the non-existent landing gear shims mentioned on p40-4A.
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 108,903
Posted By Tom023
You may want to reconsider or call Superior for...

You may want to reconsider or call Superior for clarification. The note on Superior's website states the XP-400 cannot be run on auto fuel period. Their FAQs suggest something different as you...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tom023
Miles, Welcome. I believe there is a -14 being...

Miles,

Welcome. I believe there is a -14 being built in Conroe. I'm into my finishing kit and am at Dan Jones (T51) in Cypress.

Tom
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By Tom023
Replacing the line would be best, especially...

Replacing the line would be best, especially since you have the tank off and open. Just for thought, Could another solution be to reconnect and encapsulate the fitting ends in proseal on the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 94,625
Posted By Tom023
Vlad, did you check out the movie posters to see...

Vlad, did you check out the movie posters to see what was playing?:D
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Tom023
Yes I saw that too when trying to figure it out. ...

Yes I saw that too when trying to figure it out. I have found the PDF versions of the plans indispensable when trying to figure out how parts nest. You can usually find a view or two that gives...
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Tom023
First, the firewall flange tabs need to be...

First, the firewall flange tabs need to be dimpled to accept the dimpled skins. You won't find it because it's an omission in the plans. The layup order outside in is: dimpled skin, dimpled...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,094
Posted By Tom023
Ok Tom, took your advice and bought a cabinet...

Ok Tom, took your advice and bought a cabinet scraper on Amazon. Are you kidding? This tool made it so ridiculously easy to precisely finish the edges with no sanding. I only needed to do small...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By Tom023
14 SV AFS AP SERVO INSTALL KIT Under the RV14...

14 SV AFS AP SERVO INSTALL KIT


Under the RV14 support tab on Vans site take a look at the avionics update letter. Full of important information and part numbers.
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By Tom023
3M 4200 if you think you might need to remove...

3M 4200 if you think you might need to remove them in the future, 5200 will make them permanent.
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 956
Posted By Tom023
You can buy two additional ribs that go on either...

You can buy two additional ribs that go on either side of the map box opening to the firewall where boxes can be mounted between them. They are available from Advanced Flight Systems for use in...
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By Tom023
I used Rustoleum Professional in Machine Gray....

I used Rustoleum Professional in Machine Gray. They also have a lighter gray. Not absolutely perfect but came out pretty good. I already have had to touch up a few areas which is really easy...just...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,889
Posted By Tom023
For what it is worth, to Houston I've had good...

For what it is worth, to Houston I've had good experiences with both Old Dominion (wing (minor crate damage), empennage and fuselage kits; and ABF for the finishing kit. No damage to any parts and...
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By Tom023
Just a plug for Tom and Steve's prefab lines. ...

Just a plug for Tom and Steve's prefab lines. Absolute perfect fit, could not have been a spec better. Easy drop in installation and then wrestling with the tiny screws inside the ribs to secure...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,003
Posted By Tom023
Dan, thinking about your dilemma, my build slowed...

Dan, thinking about your dilemma, my build slowed at times due to the need for a helper. You are right reaching out and trying to establish a person or two to assist because there are several...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,353
Posted By Tom023
Thanks Tom I will move it to 40 and reseal. Easy...

Thanks Tom I will move it to 40 and reseal. Easy to do at this stage. I Just installed your cabin fuel and brake lines this weekend. Absolutely perfect fit! Couldn't have been easier.
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,353
Posted By Tom023
Ok, just ran into this issue for the nose wheel...

Ok, just ran into this issue for the nose wheel version. Page 31-05 says 25 degrees from horizontal, page 31-11 says 40 degrees from vertical. Which is it?
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,091
Posted By Tom023
Alan, can you post a pic?

Alan, can you post a pic?
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,062
Posted By Tom023
Check page 29-19 step 2. That is where it gets...

Check page 29-19 step 2. That is where it gets countersunk.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,863
Posted By Tom023
After wings, empennage and fuselage kits I've...

After wings, empennage and fuselage kits I've never come up short other than items clearly indicated as backordered. I did have incorrectly manufactured panels and Vans promptly overnighted...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,327
Posted By Tom023
Set them aside until section 36

Set them aside until section 36
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By Tom023
Look one thread...

Look one thread down....

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148041
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,922
Posted By Tom023
Actually that drawing shows it as Rob has it,...

Actually that drawing shows it as Rob has it, which is incorrect (p28-11 fig 2, rev 2). Maybe there is a corrected revision. . All the other drawings in the plans show it correctly. It's...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,596
Posted By Tom023
So how much off would be the threshold for...

So how much off would be the threshold for correction? When drilling mine I had both elevators clamped precisely but still have about 1/8" offset with one level, or 1/16" split between the two. As...
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