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Old 10-24-2017, 12:16 PM
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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 5 on page 38-09.

Can someone confirm that the holes in C-1408 should be countersunk?
RV-14 kit #140138
working on FW forward and finish kit
wings, tail kit and fuselage basically done
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:46 PM
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See 38-16, step 15. LP4-3's are used.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:59 PM
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I've uploaded the RV-10 plans page detailing the J-stiffener match drilling. I hope this works!

Hope this helps! Please insure that you cut the J-stiffener to the length specified in the RV-14 plans
Eric Rushing
VS, Rudder, HS, Elevator, Tailcone - Complete
QB Wings - Complete.
QB Fuse - In Process. Tail & Fuse are one.
Molalla, OR
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:22 AM
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Is there a reason why the Google sheet for the Gotchas is showing "In the Trash?"

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Old 03-21-2018, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Icarus View Post
Great idea! As a first time builder (kits not even in the mail yet) I would reallllyyy not learn the hard way EVERY time!

Were is the roll trim installation?
Hernán Santibáñez
Valparaíso, Chile

RV-7 TMX-IO-360 G3X and VPX Flying over Chile
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by HSANTIBANEZ View Post
Were is the roll trim installation?
Plans are here: Aileron trim is installed in right wing. If you're talking about autopilot servo, also installed in right wing, Garmin version here:

You can order the kit directly from Van's - look for "EA 10 Kit"

I just did this kit - photos in my blog (see signature).
Turner Billingsley
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:53 AM
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I am not sure that this is a "gotcha" or not. But I think that the seat ribs in the finishing kit have changed. Section 55 shows that the 3/4" holes for the stick wire bundle have a rounded notch out so that the rectangular connector and be pushed through (check out Van's revision of plans and the notch is clearly there). I am not sure when that changed. It is clearly not in any of the plan revisions that I have looked at so far. Section 25, 28, and 29 all show the ribs with round 3/4" holes. Maybe I missed where it is called out in the plans to make this notch out. Also, the 3/4" holes in the tunnel sides F-01451 are not notched.

Also, install all the snap bushings before running the wire harness. I put in the WH on one side with out doing this and boy is it a pain to do after it is in place.
Ken Stockman
Midland, MI
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Stockmanreef View Post
...Section 25, 28, and 29 all show the ribs with round 3/4" holes. Maybe I missed where it is called out in the plans to make this notch out. Also, the 3/4" holes in the tunnel sides F-01451 are not notched.
I haven't checked since I built to see if they added the notch to the plans. In my case, I received a piece of paper (not a plan revision page) with the fuselage kit that had a drawing with instructions to add the notch.

I don't recall the time frame of when I ordered the fuselage kit, but it had been out awhile before I finished up the empennage kit and the wing kit. The single sheet drawing I received may not have been in the earliest deliveries of the fuselage kit.

That said, this is the only part of the Van's wiring kit that I ended up replacing. I found the connector that goes through this hole to be too vulnerable to working. It is a mini molex that really needs to be held rigidly or the pins can work loose and come out of the connector. I replaced these connections with D subs after that happened on one of the sticks (long before first flight).

In the end, you can just remove the connector and feed the stick wiring through the unmodified hole. Don't try removing the pins and reinserting them in the mini molex. Per Molex specs, these are one shot pins, they are not meant to be removed and reinserted.
Bob Meyers

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