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Forum: RV-14 10-21-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By HAL Pilot
I have used them multiple times where no other...

I have used them multiple times where no other tool I had would fit. I would highly recommend getting one.

or

Find an EAA chapter near you that has a loaner.
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By HAL Pilot
I moved the dimensions pages from the General...

I moved the dimensions pages from the General construction links to the EMP plans page at the 3-view section as the page size is the same and it seems to make more sense to have it live there.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-21-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By HAL Pilot
Welcome and Congrats! May I suggest the Wiki for...

Welcome and Congrats!

May I suggest the Wiki for more research and help in your build.

See Signature
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By HAL Pilot
Aircraft Dimensions update

Aloha All

One of the more common threads is about different dimensions that we as builders care about. Like will the XXX fit in my basement Etc. See example pic bellow.

So I consolidated what I...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,428
Posted By HAL Pilot
Did you ever get your answer?

Did you ever get your answer?
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By HAL Pilot
Also to add to your list cross reference WIKI...

Also to add to your list

cross reference WIKI ;)

I have the plans updated with Revisions and Service Bulletins.
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,528
Posted By HAL Pilot
There are multiple gust lock threads to reference...

There are multiple gust lock threads to reference on the WIKI under General construction PDF "Flight control gust lock options"
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By HAL Pilot
There are multiple throttle quadrant threads on...

There are multiple throttle quadrant threads on the General construction PDF of the WIKI.

See signature
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By HAL Pilot
All your planning questions that everyone else...

All your planning questions that everyone else has mulled over on the RV 14 forum are consolidated onto the "General construction" and "Avionics" PDF's on the WIKI (see signature)

Enjoy
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,892
Posted By HAL Pilot
additional info See...

additional info See also


https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=190566


Please post further answers to current thread you are reading now not the link above.
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By HAL Pilot
This question was asked previously on, and posted...

This question was asked previously on, and posted on the WIKI
To reduce clutter I will not post this question in the WIKI but will link to it.

I recommend further answers to be done on the thread...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 39,873
Posted By HAL Pilot
Looks great and awesome are just so bland...

Looks great and awesome are just so bland compared to how really really outstanding your work is. Just Wow!
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By HAL Pilot
Encyclopedia Galactica

Aloha All

the Encyclopedia Galactica (yes foundation reference ;) ) is just about complete! otherwise known as the Wiki.

The new items cover everything in VAF RV14 that is not directly specific...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,144
Posted By HAL Pilot
From what I understand Vans did not change...

From what I understand Vans did not change primers. The manufacturer changed an ingredient in the primer. I do not know what the correction was to that issue.

My QB Fuselage will end up being...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,336
Posted By HAL Pilot
I am unfortunately in Covid corrosion purgatory...

I am unfortunately in Covid corrosion purgatory and am about 10 months behind on my fuselage delivery. Long story short I don't know yet how I will run the wires. but thoughts bellow.

You can heat...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,917
Posted By HAL Pilot
Just a heads up for readers the New method for...

Just a heads up for readers the New method for rigging the aileron does NOT use the Jig. See image from 23-10 Rev 2
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By HAL Pilot
Another plug for making the Wiki plans a...

Another plug for making the Wiki plans a sticky.

This question and answer is a recurrent one. 7 now with this thread. The search function on this site is only as good as a person guessing the right...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By HAL Pilot
Some of the Notes or threads have been corrected...

Some of the Notes or threads have been corrected by plan revisions. Once I have all the threads on, "only" 14 pages to go (= 840 posts) I will try to have a clean up process where old threads that no...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,393
Posted By HAL Pilot
See post # 1 this...

See post # 1 this thread


https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=104490
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By HAL Pilot
JD You are correct. Phase 3 will be to try to...

JD You are correct. Phase 3 will be to try to send a comprehensive list of bad and old threads (Most do not make it to the wiki) to a moderator to pull from the VAF site.

Any Moderators that are...
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By HAL Pilot
in my signature line. Trying to make it a...

in my signature line.

Trying to make it a "sticky" but no luck so far.
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By HAL Pilot
Sorry if I didn't mention earlier. Its a Drop...

Sorry if I didn't mention earlier.

Its a Drop box PDF folder located in my signature Line.

New to the poll options so not exactly how I meant it to be.
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By HAL Pilot
Effectiveness of the RV-14 WIKI

Hey All

Trying to get a feel for how many folks are finding the Wiki useful and actually using it?

Is it saving you from making mistakes?

Is it saving you from tech support calls to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By HAL Pilot
The problem is that past pics with links die when...

The problem is that past pics with links die when the "free" service starts charging and folks don't pay to keep the account.

Hopefully new posts will live longer as you can now upload pics directly...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,450
Posted By HAL Pilot
I radiused the front edge as called for and...

I radiused the front edge as called for and fluted the long flanges. Se pic.

Fit fine.
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,994
Posted By HAL Pilot
Talking about the 4 holes in each HS-912 hinge...

Talking about the 4 holes in each HS-912 hinge bracket.

The powder coated parts need to have the holes drilled to fit the rivets.
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,862
Posted By HAL Pilot
Uploading pic incase link goes down

Uploading pic incase link goes down
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,008
Posted By HAL Pilot
Test fit the leading edge and fuel tank before...

Test fit the leading edge and fuel tank before final install. A small gap between skins will alleviate this issue.
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,194
Posted By HAL Pilot
I chucked my E-Drill bushing into a drill and did...

I chucked my E-Drill bushing into a drill and did a bit of light sanding to get it to fit.
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,300
Posted By HAL Pilot
FWIW Vans now sells seat cushions

FWIW Vans now sells seat cushions
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,202
Posted By HAL Pilot
also https://vansairforce.net/community/showthrea...

also

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=131295
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,622
Posted By HAL Pilot
See...

See...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,534
Posted By HAL Pilot
As this is an old question I wonder what the OP...

As this is an old question I wonder what the OP ended up doing and how it worked.

clecoing the 1008A on might work you would have to check the angles from the side of the table.

I used a pneumatic...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,521
Posted By HAL Pilot
Any follow up on this issue. I know it's been a...

Any follow up on this issue.

I know it's been a while but putting it in the Sheetmetal section of the Wiki for Oopsies.

Kind of looks like there's edge distance so flattening and cleaning up the...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,524
Posted By HAL Pilot
Tom Tried them as in flown with them? Not Yet....

Tom

Tried them as in flown with them? Not Yet. I'm in Covid corrosion purgatory (waiting on Fuse QB #2). Ops tested with voltmeter, Yes. The fuel senders work great, the Optical senders work great...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,524
Posted By HAL Pilot
I installed an optical low fuel sender from...

I installed an optical low fuel sender from aircraft extras see pics

I had to get some custom fuel flanges made. Same person that makes the Vans Flanges. Sorry I lost my email thread with him so I...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,715
Posted By HAL Pilot
Half of the VA-141 fuel flanges I received had...

Half of the VA-141 fuel flanges I received had really bad threads on them. Make sure you check the fit and finish of the plug and flanges before installation.
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,693
Posted By HAL Pilot
Maximum strength of a rivet joint is achieved...

Maximum strength of a rivet joint is achieved when the 426 rivet is just a bit proud.

From pg16-02 Rev 2

Machine countersink all the rivet holes that correspond to the W-1027A Wing Walk Doubler -...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,578
Posted By HAL Pilot
Reviving this to see what folks have done. I...

Reviving this to see what folks have done.

I used a digital level from harbor freight. $55

My cradles were pretty snug so once adjusted the flap stayed put.

I had them clamped to my workbench....
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,752
Posted By HAL Pilot
This is an old but good discussion that will be...

This is an old but good discussion that will be in the sheet metal section of the wiki so re posting the original picture as photobucket pics tend to go away after a while.
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,745
Posted By HAL Pilot
I also used it to get at the circled rivet in the...

I also used it to get at the circled rivet in the Flaps. all of these Spar to rib rivets are hard to get at. Made it way easier. Had to sand of a bit of the edge but it was on the "handle" side....
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,540
Posted By HAL Pilot
Old Question but reviving for new builders using...

Old Question but reviving for new builders using the Wiki.

The Op did not state if he started the cleco's at the front of the nose ribs or back. An option is to use the cradles to conform the skin...
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,515
Posted By HAL Pilot
Old Pictures no longer work so adding new pics...

Old Pictures no longer work so adding new pics for the Wiki

Avail in 2 sizes at Aircraft spruce and Skygeek.

BTW I have used this guy so many times now I have had to get a new batch of nails at the...
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,343
Posted By HAL Pilot
As an update pg 23-10 Rev 2 has the new approved...

As an update
pg 23-10 Rev 2 has the new approved rigging procedure. This procedure does NOT use the tip Jig anymore.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By HAL Pilot
upload instructions.

upload instructions.
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,349
Posted By HAL Pilot
If you mean bend as in the whole assembly (sheet...

If you mean bend as in the whole assembly (sheet of metal) has some bends to it, yes straighten it out. The precut "bend" is the right angle.
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,149
Posted By HAL Pilot
Total options are I believe FlyLEDs, AeroLeds, &...

Total options are I believe FlyLEDs, AeroLeds, & Whelen

Did I miss any?

Also see this thread

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=114878
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,646
Posted By HAL Pilot
Just to close this out. No Longer an issue read...

Just to close this out. No Longer an issue read bellow.

Original Bulletin: May 6, 2014, Revised: October 10, 2014

Dynon Avionics has received reports from pilots who have experienced degraded...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-22-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,753
Posted By HAL Pilot
I plan on installing these in my engine...

I plan on installing these in my engine compartment.

https://proteng.com/
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,016
Posted By HAL Pilot
The next skill to learn is rivet removal. The...

The next skill to learn is rivet removal. The third skill to learn will be how to get rivets back in to holes that are now bigger from the original rivet or your drilling technique.

So once built...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,444
Posted By HAL Pilot
First question No there are no...

First question

No there are no countersinking in this section as you are attaching fiberglass that is thick and countersunk.

Second question

If you want to follow the plans...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,155
Posted By HAL Pilot
So Far I have not found uses for flubbed J...

So Far I have not found uses for flubbed J channels. But They are in my "scrap" bin just in case.
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,463
Posted By HAL Pilot
All of my leading edge ribs in the wing and fuel...

All of my leading edge ribs in the wing and fuel tank seem to have a small gap between the front tabs and the skin. I used fuel tank sealant to give it a more structural connection on the fuel tanks...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,694
Posted By HAL Pilot
In case anyone is reading this and it does not...

In case anyone is reading this and it does not make sense.

The original picture from Vans was not correct and the OP did catch the issue.

The plans are currently on Rev 2 for page 21-12 and the...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,201
Posted By HAL Pilot
Old thread but it's on the Wiki so adding a...

Old thread but it's on the Wiki so adding a response.

Steps 3 and 4 on page 17-08 Rev 1 assumes you have already riveted the skin on per step 4 on page 17-06 Rev 0

Page 17-08 you are now attaching...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,596
Posted By HAL Pilot
Follow plans . This is addressed starting on...

Follow plans .

This is addressed starting on page 12-09 Rev 1.
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,164
Posted By HAL Pilot
It Depends. Are you looking to enter for a...

It Depends. Are you looking to enter for a Lindy?

If not then close enough is good enough. This is strictly a cosmetic issue.

Theoretically if you are a bit less wide than the fiberglass tip you...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,813
Posted By HAL Pilot
It is now on a...

It is now on a sticky.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=104490
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,550
Posted By HAL Pilot
Yes Ream to #30 and de burr

Yes

Ream to #30 and de burr
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,080
Posted By HAL Pilot
I purchased two sections of angle aluminum from...

I purchased two sections of angle aluminum from my local hardware store. They are approx. 5'5" long. Place said angle aluminum on the skin just above the clecos with a bit of clearance for your...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,526
Posted By HAL Pilot
Old Thread but Since its in the Wiki I am adding...

Old Thread but Since its in the Wiki I am adding to it.

I did not have any issues with the gap on the rudder. I am wondering if the VS 909 Tip was not trimmed correctly?
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,086
Posted By HAL Pilot
see this...

see this thread

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=104490
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,086
Posted By HAL Pilot
See This...

See This Thread

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=104490
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-18-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By HAL Pilot
Well That did it. Now it makes sense. LOL. I...

Well That did it. Now it makes sense. LOL. I thought someone was systematically deleting threads in this section.

Mahalo
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