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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,038
Posted By Bootscooter
Barb, I feel a bit gutted, you have helped me so...

Barb,

I feel a bit gutted, you have helped me so much and through the many builds we were emailing on a daily basis.

Whoever takes your job has big shoes to fill, I will miss your no nonsense get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Bootscooter
RV10A?

Hi All,

I was asked this question and I donít know the answer, hoping someone might know.

Why is the RV10 not called the RV10A?

Rgs Chad
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By Bootscooter
Swtches

HI Rob,

Those switches look neat!! Can I ask where are they from.

Chad
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By Bootscooter
Ignition Wiring

HI All,

Wondering if someone could help out with a reference for where it spells out that igntion wiring should be separated with standoffs for EMF reasons. I have gone through AC43.13 and various...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-06-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,850
Posted By Bootscooter
Awesome Timing

Wow!! Awesome timing I am about to start my RV8 tanks.

Thankyou Vans and keep videos like these coming as it only improves the overall quality of the build.

Chad
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,690
Posted By Bootscooter
If I can do it, you certainly can do it. The...

If I can do it, you certainly can do it.

The thing with the Vans aeroplane there is a huge support network and you have already discovered one of them, this website. The EAA Homebuilder videos are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,926
Posted By Bootscooter
Make sure you are using the figures of the REAR...

Make sure you are using the figures of the REAR of the Flywheel not figures on the front, and line that up with the crankcase.
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,845
Posted By Bootscooter
Counting the sleeps

Getting very excited

Long way to bring an RV but looking forward to seeing everyone?s pride and joy

Rags Chad
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Forum: RV-14 02-06-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,833
Posted By Bootscooter
Instrument Panel Cover

I did ask Abby about an instrument panel cover for the 14 and she said it was not possible due to the demisting fans in the glareshield.
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,932
Posted By Bootscooter
No Fuel Tanks

I often get asked what the worst part of the build is, other builders often say canopy however with the 14/14A thats not the case, for me its definately fuel tanks they were problematic, messy and...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,224
Posted By Bootscooter
I do know that at the QB factory they have what...

I do know that at the QB factory they have what looks like a spa bath where the finished tank is actually submerged in for testing. So theoretically it should come to the customer leak free.

Having...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-07-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 1,137,671
Posted By Bootscooter
Congratulations Richard looks very nice, well...

Congratulations Richard looks very nice, well done it?s a credit to you.

Just looks like it would fly beautifully. Hopefully I?ll get to see it at a fly in one day.

Kind Rgs
Chad Boot.
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,568
Posted By Bootscooter
Unpainted. I should imagine if you did paint it,...

Unpainted. I should imagine if you did paint it, it wouldn?t be long before it is stained from the heat.
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 134,697
Posted By Bootscooter
Just so Happy how this

Still buzzing from finishing RV14, can't speak highly enough for the quality of the kit and plans, this aeroplane is good for GA, it gets a quality build on the ramp to a larger audience. I can see a...
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,133
Posted By Bootscooter
Finished

Dear VAF,

I unfortunately missed #OSH18 this year, but on the plus side I had time to finish my RV14.

It's done!!! I've finished I present to you RV14 VH-VNX built in Sydney Australia.

The kit...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,419
Posted By Bootscooter
I Just went through this

Lycoming told me at Oshkosh last year that due to legal reasons they were unable to fit dual pmags. So nothing to do with Van?s.

There is a few things that need to be considered when fitting dual...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,031
Posted By Bootscooter
I am talking about the wedge, as I too have...

I am talking about the wedge, as I too have noticed all the RV14's (incl Van’s demo) with the wedge on the bottom RHS of the rudder. I primarily wanted to know for what to expect inflight, but it...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,031
Posted By Bootscooter
First Flight Question

Hi All

This one is for those that have gone before me.

The first flight of my RV14 is not far off, and I just wanted to get an idea of what I can expect regarding handling quality.

I notice that a...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,247
Posted By Bootscooter
Thanks Bob for your insight and help on this,...

Thanks Bob for your insight and help on this, managed to get it sorted.

Thanks Chad
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,247
Posted By Bootscooter
Just to clarify The Ray Allen position sensor is...

Just to clarify
The Ray Allen position sensor is positioned as per section 54 of the construction manual for the RV-14. ie as per the plans.

This still doesn?t tell me if this is the reflex or zero...
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,247
Posted By Bootscooter
Flaps Reflex Position and Vertical Power

Hi All,

On the Vertical power you can set the flaps as follows:

Reflex position to the top position, the 0 deg to the first stop, approach flaps to the 2nd stop, and landing flaps to the bottom...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,388
Posted By Bootscooter
I had this problem, turned out was simply the...

I had this problem, turned out was simply the orientation of the bracket.
Study the Plsne Power install diagram very carefully will fit without shimming.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By Bootscooter
As mentioned you will match drill the empennage...

As mentioned you will match drill the empennage fairing here, so its better done without the nutplates installed.

Not sure why, but this fairing is included in the finish kit.
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,281
Posted By Bootscooter
I saw the post on vansairforce before installing...

I saw the post on vansairforce before installing these rivets and checked with round heads first. They did interfere with the aileron, so switched to flush rivets.
Forum: RV-14 02-08-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,998
Posted By Bootscooter
Relief Slot

Thanks for the post I came across this as well, and I did many more than 3 fits.

Was just wondering if I could get a pic of the relief spot, to show where it is and how it looks.

Rgs Chad
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,520
Posted By Bootscooter
Cowl Misalignment With Inlet Ramp

Hi All,

I was pleasantly surprised that all you had to do to fit the lower cowl was to trim to the scribe line, some fine tuning with block sanding and it fit perfectly.

Except for one area and...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2018, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,337
Posted By Bootscooter
Page 48-03 Exhuast Hanger Tube

HI All,

Just wondering if you can answer a question regarding the Exhaust Hanger Tube.

I have been following the plans to the letter and on this page it makes no mention of fitting the left and...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,363
Posted By Bootscooter
Canopy And Instrument Panel

Disregard

Problem Solved.. :0)
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,154
Posted By Bootscooter
Panel IPad Dock Power

Hi All,

Just woundering how those that have an iPad dock in their panel (Airgizmos in particular) ? How you managed to get power to the ipad and what cable you used.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

CB
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,841
Posted By Bootscooter
VPX Mount

Hi All,

Just wondering where others have mounted a VPX in the panel.

Anyone have a pic of their installation?

Rgs Chad
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,323
Posted By Bootscooter
I've noticed that dimpling has been done when...

I've noticed that dimpling has been done when it's an odd sized dimple die that the majority of builders won't have in their tool kits.

In the end I see this as a way of increasing the quality of...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,664
Posted By Bootscooter
I have recently primed my RV14, and got great...

I have recently primed my RV14, and got great results, would certainly do it this way again.

I bought the same stuff Boeing use on their jets (light green colour) BMS10-11 from PPG in Victoria....
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,733
Posted By Bootscooter
Dynon Autopilot Servo

Hi All,

While at Airventure this year I bought two Dynon SV32 autopilot servos, just like my RV7 has. Since then I have discovered the recommended roll servo for the RV14 is the SV42. The difference...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,230
Posted By Bootscooter
Decals

Hi All,

Just wondering if there was a source for getting RV14 stickers/decals of the logo for the panel and tail, like the RV12 has. I know I could go and get printed but it's a big job for a small...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,216
Posted By Bootscooter
Fuel Tank Baffle T-00002

Folks

Can someone help me out with an answer.

The Fuel tank baffle has an extra hole to define the bottom.

While the plans don't mention anything, is it simply a matter of match drilling this hole...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,125
Posted By Bootscooter
Aileron Conterbalance

HI All.

The Aileron counterbalance gets drilled many times. (Page 22-05 refers) It is stainless steel.

Just woundering if anyone had a good tip on deburring after drilling for inside a tube?...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,284
Posted By Bootscooter
Aileron Bracket

Hi All,

Need some help Vans not answering.

On page 15-02 of the wing kit there is an aileron Bracket part number
W-1013B-L. This part does not exist in the inventory. However what is supplied is a...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,327
Posted By Bootscooter
I have just completed this part and used the...

I have just completed this part and used the Tungsten Mini Bucking Bar, it has become my favourite bucking bar to use, and wish I had got it a long time...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 107,373
Posted By Bootscooter
Downunder

My third RV #140331 and wow!! the kits have really come along way in terms of ease of build
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,034
Posted By Bootscooter
Did it for Me!!!! Kit ordered

Did it for Me!!!! Kit ordered
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,965
Posted By Bootscooter
3 Seats

HI All,

Just wondering if its possible to put a kids seat in an RV14, has anyone considered it? Could it be done?
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,133
Posted By Bootscooter
Andair Valve Extension

Hi All,

I have searched the forums but still can't find the answer, does anyone have the ACS Part number for the Andair 6" valve extension that I have to get, the valve I have got from Vans but they...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,381
Posted By Bootscooter
Fuel Valve

Hi Justin,

Thanks for submitting this, your setup is exactly how I would like things.

Can I ask two things 1 how you have attached the ipad did you use an aftermarket bracket.

and 2 you mention a...
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By Bootscooter
Wiring Conduit Routing

HI All,

I am completing a standard build fuselage and have purchased Sceet Ducting for the wiring conduit, which I plan to run down both sides of the fuselage just like those that have gone before...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,778
Posted By Bootscooter
Can't speak highly enough about VP-X, if you are...

Can't speak highly enough about VP-X, if you are installing glass it is the perfect compliment, as it will indicate flap position at your flap intermediate settings.

Also VP-X controls the speed at...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By Bootscooter
RV10

I found the RV10 empennage a lot easier to do than the RV7, mainly because the plans are a later edition and more step by step, congrats its a very satisfying build.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,390
Posted By Bootscooter
As mentioned the company in California supplies...

As mentioned the company in California supplies Aircraft Spruce with this,and I used it on my slider.

It comes as one piece and oversized so requires trimming to fit, I found I had to cut a section...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,310
Posted By Bootscooter
Fuel Leak

Hi All,

I have recently developed a weeping fuel leak between the fuel drain flange and the wing skin.

They are QB wings and I have just done 50 hrs TT.

Can anyone help out on the best fix on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,826
Posted By Bootscooter
Instrument Panel

Thanks everyone for your feedback. As requested the instrument panel, I didn't want it looking like a "Sydney Morning Herald" I was after an uncluttered look, yet it still does everything and more,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-10-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,826
Posted By Bootscooter
VH-VNZ First Flight

Hi All,

You know how it is, the cut hands, lack of social life, short temper, long days, dwindling bank account, and then one flight makes it all worth it,

that was today for RV-7 VH-VNZ out of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,577
Posted By Bootscooter
They are on the same order form as the QB wings,...

They are on the same order form as the QB wings, but ordered separately.

CB
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,096
Posted By Bootscooter
Keep them then AND also order from RVBits, an...

Keep them then AND also order from RVBits, an outstanding product. Coating them with be Flox, super fill, hi fill, or combination thereof will be a lot of work.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-14-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,872
Posted By Bootscooter
ACS part number

Hey Walt,

You wouldn't happen to now which part number at that link wold be the most suitable for a standard (as per the plans) installation.

Brgs Chad
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,119
Posted By Bootscooter
I replaced the Vans standard cooler with the...

I replaced the Vans standard cooler with the SW8406R as 100% of feedback says that this cooler runs 30 deg C cooler. It is still a seven row cooler and Bart says that the engine requires a nine row,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,119
Posted By Bootscooter
Oil Cooler Standoff

Hi All,

To Help out oil temps on my IO-375 I wish to install a standoff between no 4 cylinder aft baffle and the cooler.

From those that have been there befo does anyone have any pics or ideas of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,062
Posted By Bootscooter
Sikaflex question

G'day All

Just Sikaflexed slider canopy today, not having done it before was quite stressful but so far so good.

This may seem an obvious question but now for the cosmetic touch up over the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By Bootscooter
I have just received this GPS and would like to...

I have just received this GPS and would like to install it into the panel with the Air Gizmos dock, does anyone have any idea when it will be released, wondering if I should just install without the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bootscooter
F-760 Flap Acuator Cover

Hi All,

I am missing something here, The flap actuator channel is not as wide as the tunnel in the seat pans, therefore will not attach to both the channel and the f-742 seat pans. The cover holes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-17-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,285
Posted By Bootscooter
QB Blogs

Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone happens to recommend a builders blog that are specific to the QB Fuse and Wings?

The Journey is about to begin
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