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Old 10-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Aesir Aesir is offline
 
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Are the tools required to build an RV-14 pretty much the same as any other kind of RV? Does this list on Vans website apply equally to the -14?: https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/tools.htm

I have a smaller, unrelated sheet metal project planned, and I would like to buy tools that would be appropriate for a build, should I go down that path.

I'd really like to focus on the initial tools that would be required for the empennage kit.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:48 PM
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I'm new here too, so can't answer your RV 14 questions.
But,
I recently purchased the RV builders tool kit from Planetools.com.
They are set to arrive on Thursday of this week.
I'm not too far from you, if you want to come check them out or even do your small sheet metal project here at my hanger, you can play around with the tools and see what you will need for your empennage kit.
Not sure what your building, but I could probably make some room for you in a corner.
PM me if interested
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:15 PM
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Thanks for the generous offer. Upland is a little bit of a hike, but it would be cool to check out your hangar/project. I'll send you a message.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:39 PM
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Welcome.
It's pretty close to most basic tool sets sold. Compare the basic sets from Cleveland, Avery and Isham.
A few suggestions to get started. Others will probably chime in.
Get a 3x and skip the 2x for a starter kit. Get a tungsten bar. Skip the 3/16" rivet sets. Vans spars are assembled. Get a swivel set.
I prefer the 2 lb dead blow. Heavy packing tape works great for rivet tape. Gorilla tape is awesome for all sorts of uses.
You might try a search on tools. There have been several threads recently with really good suggestions.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:57 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I did search and read a number of threads on tools (I even saw the bit on using Gorilla Tape on the bucking bars to prevent mars!). In addition to the brands you mention, I see a lot of people seem to like the brand Sioux for rivet guns / drills.

However, I didn't see anything specific to the RV-14. Perhaps any differences are too little to warrant any major discussion.

Part of the reason I'm looking is because Aircraft Spruce had a little sale over the weekend, and is extending it for a short time to people that took one of the EAA classes, and I was trying to see if I could make use of it. Surprisingly, I found very few mention of tools bought at Aircraft Spruce..
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:50 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I did search and read a number of threads on tools (I even saw the bit on using Gorilla Tape on the bucking bars to prevent mars!). In addition to the brands you mention, I see a lot of people seem to like the brand Sioux for rivet guns / drills.

However, I didn't see anything specific to the RV-14. Perhaps any differences are too little to warrant any major discussion.

Part of the reason I'm looking is because Aircraft Spruce had a little sale over the weekend, and is extending it for a short time to people that took one of the EAA classes, and I was trying to see if I could make use of it. Surprisingly, I found very few mention of tools bought at Aircraft Spruce..
I love my Sioux 3x and drill. Awesome products. The other two I would not want to be without is my pneumatic squeezer and tungsten bar.
I can't imagine the tool set for a 14 would be much different. At least not a basic set. Everyone needs that stuff. As far as tools from Aircraft Spruce, I'm sure they are fine. I hope you get a good deal.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:29 PM
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One reason I chose the Isham at planetools, is they have a lot of Kline Tools, snap-on tools along with sioux. The kit comes with 3x pneumatic squeezer.
After my two day class, I'll try the tool box. Then go pick up the tail.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:24 AM
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There are some RV14 specific Tools like:
http://www.averytools.com/products.asp?dept=79
http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=630

If you have the cash, I highly recommend getting a pneumatic squeezer!
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:13 AM
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There are some RV14 specific Tools like:
http://www.averytools.com/products.asp?dept=79
http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=630

If you have the cash, I highly recommend getting a pneumatic squeezer!
I have decided that a pneumatic squeezer is a must and I am now skipping lunches to save up for one.
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:52 PM
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I have decided that a pneumatic squeezer is a must and I am now skipping lunches to save up for one.
Good call. I can't imagine not having one!
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