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Old 09-02-2017, 10:39 PM
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Default Pre-order education

What educational texts / dvd's would people recommend for someone in the seriously considering a RV14 stage?

I've read the bingelis books but these seemed a bit outdated.

I was thinking of the EAA book Sheet Metal Basics? https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa-shop/airv...uilding-basics

Anyone know if you can get this in PDF?

Any other suggestions appreciated.

Of course when the time comes I will try and do a local workshop to be shown the basics but want to begin to get my head around the concepts first.

Thanks - sorry if this is a silly question!
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:45 PM
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Default Reading before building

Download Chapter 5 off the Vans website. It has nearly everything you will need.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:06 AM
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Me as a first time builder I read these books and found them really helpful to get started.

http://www.actechbooks.com/products/act379/

https://www.amazon.de/Aviation-Mecha.../dp/1560278986

http://www.bandc.aero/theaeroelectri...boundbook.aspx
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:25 AM
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While reading is great, nothing beats training on scrap with someone experienced showing you how it is done, how to set up the rivet gun and so on.

Fully possible to learn by yourself but not effective.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:03 AM
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Default Not a silly question at all...

But a terribly important one. There are a few -14's flying in Australia so maybe one is relatively near you. You can check the RV white pages on this site for any builders that are near you as well. Any aviation groups that do educational programs for builders nearby? Also, the EAA has a fantastic section on their website with hours worth of instructional videos for homebuilders.

Also get a copy of the Aircraft Technicians Handbook and download AC43-13.1B or the Aussie equivalent.

And come to Oshkosh for Petes sake!! Best of luck
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:51 AM
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Thank all very much for the replies.

Tell me about it - Oshkosh is one of those bucket list trips but I just haven't reached deep enough into my bucket yet! One day!

Appreciate the links
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:39 AM
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Go to the EAA website and look for many Homebuilder Hints videos - they are short and show all sorts of processes and procedures related to airplane building. Far more interesting that reading AC43.13 - which is a great reference manual, but will leave you moire than a little confused if you use it as a textbook.
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:29 AM
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I took a 2-day EAA riveting class, then ordered a toolkit and the empennage as well as the Van's training kit.

Most of you education will happen after you get started. You will have to order replacement parts and you will make lots of mistakes but an expert is only someone who has made all the mistakes.

It's a process, mostly fun, sometimes frustrating, always rewarding.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:05 PM
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There is a pretty large group of builders in the Sydney area. All great guys! Even a couple of 14's under construction. Go see them, and see for your self.
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