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Old 05-07-2018, 02:40 PM
Bsquared Bsquared is offline
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Valencia CA
Posts: 14
Default 140480

140480 empennage received April 18. Vertical and rudder complete. Time to slow down a bit and enjoy the process. Santa Clarita CA
S/N #140480
N144BL reserved
Dues paid for 2019
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:56 PM
jfisher jfisher is offline
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: C27
Posts: 14

#140411 Empenage Kit rec'd 1/5/18. Rudder and Elevator done. Starting on aft fuselage soon. Hope to have it ready for QB Fuselage Kit expected delivery in June.
Reserved N411RV tail number.
Jim Fisher
140411 Began 1/5/18
Tail kit and QB fuselage done
Finish kit in progress
QB wings summer 2019
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:31 PM
larrys larrys is offline
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 120
Default RV-14 140186

Building with my neighbor. What a joy! Dreamed about it, planned and finally it is happening! Thanks Vans!!
QB fuselage
bought a very good tail competed in AZ
QB Wings on order
Still a very long way from flying....
But very grateful it is possible
__________________ (Hangars)
RV-14 tail, QB Fuselage, Finish kit, QB wings and FF kit
Grateful to pay dues 19'

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Old 05-12-2018, 01:41 AM
Mikeandmaz Mikeandmaz is offline
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: England
Posts: 36

140425, purchased Sep 2017. Started building November. Must be the slowest out there as combining it with looking after 18 month old twin girls. VS complete, Rudder nearly.
Empennage arrived
VS completed
Rudder completed
HS completed
Elevators in progress
Donation paid 2018
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:48 AM
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kbalch kbalch is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 196

140494 - tail and wing kits ordered on 5/8/18. Tail kit delivery scheduled for after our return from Hawaii on 5/23. Can't wait to get things moving along!!

RV-8 N118KB (sold)
RV-14A #140494 (Fuselage in progress)
N114KB (reserved)
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:39 PM
Rurik Rurik is offline
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Apple Valley, CA
Posts: 2

140446 - empennage kit received December 2017; VS, rudder, and HS complete, elevator in work
RV14A #140446
N747ES Reserved
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:26 PM
Navy76 Navy76 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 12
Default 140454

140454 - build started 1 Jan 18. VS, Rudder, HS and Elevator complete (except fiberglass and empennage component attach). Aft fuselage nearly complete (only top skins remain). Just under 300 hours into the build at this point. QB fuselage and QB wings kits ordered and scheduled for delivery in late July.

I’ll have a break now waiting for the next kits. (Should have ordered them when I picked up the empennage kit rather than waiting a month.) It will give me time to move the build from the 15x20 room where I started out to my shop. The smaller space has been perfect up to now but it’s beginning to get a bit cramped. My goal was to average 2hrs/day and except for the week lost to attend my son’s graduation/commissioning I am on track.

I am very impressed with all aspects of Van’s operation. The kit itself has been flawless and their support exceptional. The local EAA Chapter 292 has provided Tech Counselor Inspections along the way which, as a first time builder, has provided tremendous peace of mind.

N76VY reserved.


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Old 06-10-2018, 08:08 AM
dtw_rv6 dtw_rv6 is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Martinsville, IN
Posts: 393

Isn't the serial number determined by the manufacturer? The number assigned at Van's is for their kit, not the airplane.

That means we could all have Serial number 14

or 140014
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:42 PM
rvbuilder2002 rvbuilder2002 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hubbard Oregon
Posts: 7,958

The original purpose of this thread (I think) was to allow people to see how many people have started build an RV-14 up to any given point in time.

You are correct that a builder can designate any serial # they want, but what is the benefit to using something other than the kit serial #?
Any opinions expressed in this message are my own and not necessarily those of my employer.

Scott McDaniels
Hubbard, Oregon
RV-6A (aka "Junkyard Special ")
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:24 PM
TASEsq TASEsq is offline
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 135

140492 in Melbourne, Australia.

Emp inventory complete, workshop almost complete (building a spray booth today).
Trent Stewart
Melbourne, Australia
Dues paid until April 2019
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