VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-14
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-01-2019, 07:46 AM
iamtheari iamtheari is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: ND
Posts: 336
Default Tips for cutting spinner plate (page 44-02 step 2, S-602-1)

I always feel a little dumb when I can't find any past threads on a topic, because that means I'm the first person dumb enough to build an RV-14 without knowing this stuff already. I am working on the spinner parts so I can put them on the propeller. One of the first steps is to trace the doubler ring inside edge onto the spinner plate and then cut it out. The shape is a little complex, and the metal is pretty thick. This is new territory for me so I'm here to ask if anyone has mapped it out already. Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-01-2019, 07:53 AM
bkervaski's Avatar
bkervaski bkervaski is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 1,249
Default

I used a dremel cutting disk to get the basic shape, then the dremel barrel to smooth it out, then went to work with grinding and sanding until the hole looked like a factory made it. It's a good bit of work, probably took me two hours.

Never be afraid to ask! I'm a first time builder and without the wonderful folks here I'd still be reordering parts for do-overs.
__________________
RV-14A #140376
N196 (Flying)
2019 Bronze Lindy

Last edited by bkervaski : 05-01-2019 at 07:58 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-01-2019, 07:56 AM
iamtheari iamtheari is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: ND
Posts: 336
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bkervaski View Post
I used a dremel to get the basic shape and then went to work with grinding and sanding until the hole looked like a factory made it. It's a good bit of work.

Never be afraid to ask, I'm a first time builder and without the wonderful folks here I'd still be reordering parts for do-overs.
Thanks. I started with a die grinder cutoff wheel but I think the thinner blade of a Dremel may actually go faster, especially since the Dremel doesn't give me frostbite and trip the air compressor every 3 minutes like my cheap die grinder does.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-01-2019, 03:05 PM
mturnerb mturnerb is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Ponte Vedra, FL
Posts: 1,046
Default

I used a big bit on drill press (backed by wood) to get the biggest part out, then Dremel cutting disc and files.
__________________
Turner Billingsley
RV-14A FLYING, N14VB
https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-01-2019, 05:14 PM
Bavafa Bavafa is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,913
Default

A jig saw with fine metal blade then clean up with sanding drum or similar.
__________________
Mehrdad
N825SM RV7A - IO360M1B - SOLD
N825MS RV14A - IO390 - Flying
Dues paid
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-01-2019, 10:15 PM
n982sx n982sx is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 300
Default

A jig saw and a file for me. Quick and easy.
__________________
Bob Meyers

Built and Flying RV-14A N626KM SN 140093 http://n626km.com
Built and Flying Sonex N982SX http://n982sx.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-02-2019, 05:36 AM
RV6-KPTW RV6-KPTW is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Sebastian Fl X26
Posts: 52
Default Protect surface from jig saw plate

Jig saw and file work fine. Protect the surface from scratches from the jig saw plate - blue painters tape works fine applied to both surfaces.
__________________
Dennis Callaghan (X26)
- RV14 sn:140193 - 99% complete
- 2000+ hours on my RV6! Sold (so sad...)
- Dues paid 12/2018 * 2
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:56 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.