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Old 10-25-2012, 01:15 PM
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Default RV-14 Wing Kit Order Form Now Online
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:10 PM
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Posted in the great RV-12, model specific thread...?

[ed. Ooops! Just fixed that (thanks for the heads up)! dr]
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:21 PM
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Default How many wing orders received today?

What is ur guess? I'd be real curious to know.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:50 PM
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Eight, four hrs ago.

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:14 PM
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The race is on! Who will have the first set of wings done?
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:35 PM
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Ordered my -14 wing kit yesterday, signed-up with VAF and made my donation (sorry Doug, I've been lurking for a couple of years), placed an order for tools . . . here we go!

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Old 10-26-2012, 10:28 AM
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And those of you who race to get your wings done first are doing us all a favor by being the guinea pigs for error checking the plans, instructions , and parts !
I am in no big rush myself.
RV-8 flying, RV-7A flying, CH-750 flying, RV-14 next
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:16 PM
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As most of you know, part of my job at Van's is being a beta tester. Therefore I received an RV-14 wing kit some time ago and have completed the assembly. Empennage too. I hope you RV-14 builders don't find any errors in the plans, as I went over them best as I could during my build. But then again, these aging eyes are by no means perfect, and if I missed something, I'm sure one of you guys will find it. Bless you if you do.

That being said, both kits went together pretty quick, mainly due to the "matched hole" design, ala RV-12. It really cuts down on the tedious work. Plus, the assembly instructions are every bit as good as the RV-12.

One note to pass along for you guys who have built RV3s, 4s, 6s, 7s and 8s with bent trailing edges on flight controls: The RV-14 has riveted trailing edges. There's a different methodology to get the ailerons, flaps, rudder and elevators straight, without a twist or warp. Read Section 5 in your plans very carefully on this subject before you build these assemblies.

The quality of these kits just keeps improving. I don't know how they do it.... but they do.

Thanks to all the new folks and the "repeat offenders" for jumpin' in on the RV-14. It's gonna be fun!
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:46 PM
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Default Build Time


Could you give us an idea how long it took you to build the wings and empennage? I know you are probably faster than the majority of builders around here, but it would still be useful to know. Or, since the instructions are similar, could you compare the build time of an RV-12 wing to the 14?


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Old 10-26-2012, 04:29 PM
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Default Empennage kit completed too?

Mitchell, the tail assembly had full working directions? They've got more done than I thought. That's great to hear.
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