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Forum: Tools 02-17-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,906
Posted By control
If I ever decide to build another AC after my 14...

If I ever decide to build another AC after my 14 is done, this would be at the top of the list of new tools I would like to have.

I already love my current pneumatic squeezer and having this thing...
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By control
Checked my blog and yes, shop heads on the other...

Checked my blog and yes, shop heads on the other side, can be seen in the video: https://magnusrv.blogspot.se/2015/04/ribs-on-spars-done.html
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By control
Reasons for not installing it: - looks - no...

Reasons for not installing it:

- looks
- no need, I fly several AC without any stall warning device, will have AOA in the 14
- Another hole for water to enter the wing
- I know it is very small but...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By control
Yeah, 38 is a long one. I am done for now with...

Yeah, 38 is a long one. I am done for now with 106 hours on this chapter. I will probably do some more priming/sanding later on so all in all it will be more than 110 hours to complete that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By control
I have a wood block with holes in it. A #nr next...

I have a wood block with holes in it. A #nr next to the holes or group of holes.

I also have a rule for myself that only #30 and #40 bits are allowed to stay in the drill after a work session.
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By control
I will not use it and filled the holes with...

I will not use it and filled the holes with rivets. You will probably not be able to tell that they are there after scuffing/priming/painting :)
Forum: Autopilots 02-13-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By control
IŽll take this opportunity to ask a question...

IŽll take this opportunity to ask a question about the G5/507 AP.

When returning to NAV after having deviated with HDG/TRK, how does it return:
30 degree intercept to the original line, direct...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By control
Thank you all, guess I have some thinking to do ;)

Thank you all, guess I have some thinking to do ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By control
Correct me if I am wrong but no sales tax in the...

Correct me if I am wrong but no sales tax in the US is higher than the Swedish 25%.... ;) Then again, worst case I get both :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By control
Vendor, delivery or impulse buy at sun and fun

Hi, saw this quote in an old tread when I searched on the topic:

"You only pay FL sales tax on things that you take delivery on at the show. On avionics you won't be taking delivery at the show."

I...
Forum: Tools 02-08-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,242
Posted By control
Wondering if my wife reads this forum because...

Wondering if my wife reads this forum because yesterday when at IKEA, she commented when we passed this: "DonŽt you need one of those out in the garage?" :D
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By control
The canopies are really well made! :)

The canopies are really well made! :)
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By control
Not about trimming the plexi, but get two or more...

Not about trimming the plexi, but get two or more rolls of some non-black electrical tape for the fairing work (there is another tread about that)
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,635
Posted By control
I got myself a telescope handle with a mirror and...

I got myself a telescope handle with a mirror and light at the end to be able to do a better inspection.
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By control
By comparing to mine, I would say that some very...

By comparing to mine, I would say that some very minor trimming of the sealant on the last 1 mm towards the front skin might be necessary.

Do not forget to carefully check for interference between...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By control
At the same spot, and I also wish I had used...

At the same spot, and I also wish I had used another color for the tape!
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By control
Not saying that there is anything wrong with...

Not saying that there is anything wrong with putting vinyl directly onto aluminium but your first argument does not count for much as I am pretty confident that all airlines have at least sealing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 79,421
Posted By control
As it it less than 20$ in plastic and other parts...

As it it less than 20$ in plastic and other parts if you already have a 3D-printer, I am fine with skipping the calcs and settle for testing... anything above 3 knots for the drain and flap...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By control
When I finally set the restrictor at the gun so...

When I finally set the restrictor at the gun so far in that the gun would not even move and then increased a little from there.

Unfortunately I did close to 1000 rivets with the pressure set to...
Forum: COMM 01-12-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,397
Posted By control
Super, thanx :)

Super, thanx :)
Forum: COMM 01-11-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,397
Posted By control
This sounds great and the timing is perfect for...

This sounds great and the timing is perfect for me. Might end up with V16, N16 and T16 in my 14. :D

Rainier, would you mind also writing some more about the MGL ECB (probably best in a new thread),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By control
I am actually playing with the idea of a start...

I am actually playing with the idea of a start button on the stick. Reason for is to not have to keep the stick held between your legs while starting.

If done I will have three switches in a group...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By control
I guess it depends on what model you build. For...

I guess it depends on what model you build. For an RV14 builder I cannot imagine anyone dulling enough drill bits to justify a sharpener. :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,184
Posted By control
Plus one on the above :)

Plus one on the above :)
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,890
Posted By control
Rocky, Ron or others that have installed an RV10...

Rocky, Ron or others that have installed an RV10 quadrant in a 14:

I have followed and gotten great support from Tim regarding the quadrant installation, just one question remaining: the cable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 02:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,221
Posted By control
Just my 0.02... I am also in 3. - I have so far...

Just my 0.02... I am also in 3.

- I have so far never emptied a tank in flight.
- My normal goal is that each tank should have at least 15 minutes of flight in them and a total of at least 45...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,123
Posted By control
Thanks, yes, pretty much sums up the feeling :)

Thanks, yes, pretty much sums up the feeling :)
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,123
Posted By control
I would have liked to keep the wings at home...

I would have liked to keep the wings at home longer, but the engine will ship soon and I need the space.
https://youtu.be/ytpmhx58wtw
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,420
Posted By control
Super, they are on the FW now but with nothing in...

Super, they are on the FW now but with nothing in the way :)
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,420
Posted By control
So for me who is still at chapter 38, I guess it...

So for me who is still at chapter 38, I guess it would be a great idea to do this before attaching the engine mount or anything else on the firewall?
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By control
Great to have that sorted out :) The fuel tanks...

Great to have that sorted out :)

The fuel tanks is still the chapter I disliked the most but chapter 38 has been the most challenging one for me so far...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By control
As for layout, an interesting example is Diamonds...

As for layout, an interesting example is Diamonds DA40 and DA42 panels.

The first impression from new to the AC pilots are usually something like "what a mess!!!". After going thru the startup...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-26-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,359
Posted By control
Congrats and well done!!!

Congrats and well done!!!
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By control
I just do not remember and I cannot find the...

I just do not remember and I cannot find the answer in my blog or in the manual. :confused:

I probably did like Jake and just dimpled the 1402 & 1403... I remember another scare in that part of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 577,556
Posted By control
Looks like France is producing several extremely...

Looks like France is producing several extremely beautiful RV's lately!
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By control
Here are 3 pics, they can be enlarged by clicking...

Here are 3 pics, they can be enlarged by clicking on one:
https://magnusrv.blogspot.se/2017/12/rear-window-attachment.html
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By control
I'll try to get post a picture of it soon, I just...

I'll try to get post a picture of it soon, I just followed the manual and they sit flush.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,166
Posted By control
As someone who does not have one yet, I am at...

As someone who does not have one yet, I am at least somewhat unbiased ;)

I was all set for Garmin (many hours behind G1000 so I would feel comfortable immediately) . But for the reason of money...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-20-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 577,556
Posted By control
Another great looking 7! I might need to fly...

Another great looking 7!

I might need to fly off my hours unpainted when my 14 is done and then fly it to southern France for painting ;)
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By control
I did so, needed?

I did so, needed?
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-16-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By control
Like said, what it should be depends on choices,...

Like said, what it should be depends on choices, do you want an effective high altitude cruise prop or one giving the best take off performance... and so on.

The generic rule I tell my students: If...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-16-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By control
The best time to build was before present time so...

The best time to build was before present time so stop thinking and start building ;)
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By control
Or do it the simple way like I intend to, make...

Or do it the simple way like I intend to, make the right seat the primary seat normally occupied by the PIC . :D

(now I am a Flight instructor and will soon have more hours in the right seat than...
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,656
Posted By control
A cheap band saw will be good enough. A...

A cheap band saw will be good enough.

A Pneumatic Squeezer is the first "luxury" tool to buy, it will definetly improve riveting quality for a normal first time builder!

As others have said, buy at...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,656
Posted By control
First time builder here who has recently started...

First time builder here who has recently started on the RV14 finish kit.

1. You definitely need an air drill, not sure if it needs to be of good quality, just make sure to get a keyless chuck.

2. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,935
Posted By control
While I love this site and have had great help...

While I love this site and have had great help from it so far, I cannot say that it was a factor in my decision.

The lost Dan C RV7 website was way more important, it was when reading that site,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,795
Posted By control
The boring but understandable path would be to...

The boring but understandable path would be to continue the improvements. We now have:

RV7 -> RV14
RV12 -> new RV12
next would be to make RV8 and RV10 versions that are easier to build... new...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,193
Posted By control
Your 3-series can be anything from a nimble easy...

Your 3-series can be anything from a nimble easy going 318 automatic to a manual M3.... like having your 7 with a nose gear, fixed pitch wood prop and a 150Hk 320 or to the other extreme....
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,193
Posted By control
Lets not get overboard.... 7 is a BMW 3 series,...

Lets not get overboard.... 7 is a BMW 3 series, 14 is a 5 series ;)
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By control
I made copy of the recovered file. Should it not...

I made copy of the recovered file. Should it not be restored by the original poster soon, I will post a "new" version.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By control
Please, please, please persuade Garmin to make...

Please, please, please persuade Garmin to make the same deal on a G3X/650 combination :D
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,869
Posted By control
Great read, I really need to get on with the...

Great read, I really need to get on with the build!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By control
Without fucusing on the exact numbers I would say...

Without fucusing on the exact numbers I would say that the timeframe should start from the day no new customers are accepted for that modell.

Then I think it is a good measure to have a "full"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,431
Posted By control
The HOTAS looks lite the "game controller"...

The HOTAS looks lite the "game controller" Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog or the older Cougar model. I have a set of each at home for flying flight simulators.

I have played with thought of using the...
Forum: International 11-04-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,081
Posted By control
I am trying to get customs exemption on my...

I am trying to get customs exemption on my engine/prop/fwf shipment. The EU common CDS system is extremely complicated, I sent in my application last week.

I know of other builders who has gotten...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,244
Posted By control
"If it is difficult, you need a new...

"If it is difficult, you need a new tool!"
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By control
Not there yet so I do not know what you have been...

Not there yet so I do not know what you have been thru, I guess it is like some of these washers that take 30 minutes of trying until you give up and glue it onto a stick :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 79,421
Posted By control
Great work! :)

Great work! :)
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2017, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By control
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=134448

Another solution in the link above :D
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-25-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,753
Posted By control
In a way I am impressed and jealous of how you...

In a way I am impressed and jealous of how you just seem to go up flying and deciding your destinations in the air.

For me it would be unthinkable to fly IFR to a destination that I have not planned...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 112
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 64,382
Posted By control
Page 38.08 cautions you to follow the...

Page 38.08 cautions you to follow the instructions precisely for the following pages. Therefore I am scared of following my instincts and countersink C-01408 before riveting using 426 rivets in step...
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By control
Min latch function was installed today and they...

Min latch function was installed today and they look and stick out just as on Keiths picture above.
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