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Forum: RV-14 08-18-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,751
Posted By StressedOut
Thanks for posting that link. The article was...

Thanks for posting that link. The article was very informative. So to sum up this thread it seems like the two-bladed prop is the best value for the money. The three-bladed prop gives about the same...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,751
Posted By StressedOut
I have read (with no supporting proof, to be...

I have read (with no supporting proof, to be fair) that the 3-bladed prop mated with the EXP engine is considerably smoother. Can anyone with actual experience with either the MT or Hartzell version...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By StressedOut
This is exactly what I did. I'm finishing up my...

This is exactly what I did. I'm finishing up my 2nd rudder and have started on the tail cone. I ordered the wing kit on 21 June and was quoted delivery in March 2022. I should be done with the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By StressedOut
The bucking bar tool is awesome. You make me...

The bucking bar tool is awesome. You make me want to go buy a 3D printer now.

I'm not sure how you use the rod end bearing tool you made. Can you explain?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By StressedOut
The main difference is, well, in the tail. ...

The main difference is, well, in the tail. :D

There are some different parts supplied in the kit for the tail dragger. The tail wheel spring mount (P/N U-00018) is the most obvious one. Also, on...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By StressedOut
Thanks everybody for your suggestions. I...

Thanks everybody for your suggestions. I currently have no way to connect to the wires since I installed the mini-Molex connector on the servo. I ordered some additional plug and socket connectors...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By StressedOut
Trim Tab Servo

I've installed my trim tab server in the LH elevator, but when I hook it up to the push rod it's deflected about 20 degrees down. I'd like to neutralize its position, but gently trying to turn the...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By StressedOut
If you apply sealant with a foam roller you will...

If you apply sealant with a foam roller you will not deposit any of it in the countersinks. It only puts it on the surfaces it touches. You can get the rollers in the aviation department at Home...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By StressedOut
Thanks. That makes sense. I will build with...

Thanks. That makes sense. I will build with five rivets then.
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By StressedOut
Rudder Fwd Horn Rivets

I'm starting to rivet my second rudder together today, but I have a question about the final riveting of the horn. The plans have you match drill one hole in the right skin. However, there is no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,587
Posted By StressedOut
My screw up on the rudder was a big one and I...

My screw up on the rudder was a big one and I scrapped the entire thing. I managed to figure eight every single hole in the trailing edge. There was no coming back from that. $325 later I had all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By StressedOut
Yes thatís what I do.

Yes thatís what I do.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By StressedOut
It’s my impression that the elevator trailing...

It’s my impression that the elevator trailing edge is a bit less sensitive to warping than the rudder due to the shape of elevator wedge (at least on the RV-14A that I’m building). I’m following the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By StressedOut
This is the exact die set Iím using. Tonight I...

This is the exact die set Iím using. Tonight I just finished the main TE and got great flush results with a dead straight edge. Iíll probably go back and give the trim tab another pass and hope I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By StressedOut
They're the size called out in the plans. The...

They're the size called out in the plans. The work hardening is what I'm worried about. I might try to squeeze one rivet to flush and see if it works. If I crack it it's not an issue to drill out...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By StressedOut
Static Port Kit from Cleaveland

I'll be at a point in my aft fuselage construction soon where I'll need to install the static port. Has anybody used this replacement kit from Cleaveland Tools? It's about...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By StressedOut
Error fixed

Thanks everybody. I've fixed the original post. I tried to use an image hosting server, but it didn't work. The attachment method is by far easier to use.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By StressedOut
Flush Riveting Results

I finished double flush riveting the trim tab trailing edge and these are the results (I hope this photo comes through). The shop head is sitting about 0.030 in. proud from the skin.

Before I...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By StressedOut
Dimple the elevator skin holes on 09-22, Fig. 1?

I'm about to rivet the rear spar to the lower skin, but before I do that I wanted to read ahead to make sure I didn't miss something.

You match drill #30 the shear clip common to the upper and lower...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,910
Posted By StressedOut
Has anyone installed a GoPro or Virb in the...

Has anyone installed a GoPro or Virb in the standard landing light spot? Is it worth the effort? I'm about to order my wing kit and I'm not sure if I should order the standard skin or the cutout...
Forum: Primers 06-16-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,545
Posted By StressedOut
I think you become proficient in karate. :D

I think you become proficient in karate. :D
Forum: Primers 06-13-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,545
Posted By StressedOut
Soap and water wash with Dawn, then rinse. Spray...

Soap and water wash with Dawn, then rinse. Spray with Prekote and scuff the surface with maroon Scotchbright, then final rinse and dry with clean wipes.

The Prekote directions say to do it twice. ...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-13-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By StressedOut
Any issues with exterior priming?

I'm priming the interior parts or my RV-14A with Akzo 463-12-8. If I primed the exterior with this stuff, am I setting myself up for problems down the road when it comes time to paint? I don't plan...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-04-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By StressedOut
Excellent suggestion. I need to find a material...

Excellent suggestion. I need to find a material that is machinable that won't stick to cured sealant.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-04-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By StressedOut
The sealants I'm considering are all of the two...

The sealants I'm considering are all of the two part variety.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-04-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By StressedOut
Thanks for the spec. Skygeek has AC-236 listed,...

Thanks for the spec. Skygeek has AC-236 listed, but with a note saying it's not orderable. AC-350 was also listed as a fuel tank sealant. My background is not M&P, so I'm not fully up to speed on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-03-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By StressedOut
Sealant mold project

While I wait for some parts to be delivered, I'm tinkering with a mold for some sealant to see if I can replicate cap seals like they use in building larger airplanes. This is also a good...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By StressedOut
Thanks for the feedback everyone. My confusion...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. My confusion was that I didn't connect the "break the trailing edges" part to the skins. Reading it again and it's clear what they mean.
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By StressedOut
Confusion about breaking the edges on the elevator counterbalance skins

I'm just finishing up all the steps required before I prime my parts. On page 09-09, Step 6 it says:

"Break the trailing edges of the E-913 Counterbalance Skins
and the E-00900A, E-00900B, E-00901A...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,910
Posted By StressedOut
Is the -10 wing skin the same as on the -14...

Is the -10 wing skin the same as on the -14 except they don't cut the leading edge? I was under the impression that the -14 wing was the same as the -10 wing.
Forum: California 03-27-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By StressedOut
I'm restarting my project after a lengthy delay. ...

I'm restarting my project after a lengthy delay. You're welcome to come out and see it in Fullerton. Send me a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,435
Posted By StressedOut
I?d do as the plans suggest in section 5.5....

I?d do as the plans suggest in section 5.5. Countersink until the rivet head is flush, then 0.007 in. (7 clicks) deeper. The skin dimple will not sit perfectly within the countersink. This is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,435
Posted By StressedOut
Brilliant! This is a solution that eases my...

Brilliant! This is a solution that eases my mind. I'm going to do this and save some cash. Much appreciated.

Funny thing is I knew of this being done on old 737 classic skins to create a pad up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,435
Posted By StressedOut
The recommendation in Section 5 is to countersink...

The recommendation in Section 5 is to countersink so the rivet head lies flush with the surface, then go an additional 0.007 in. deeper. You can read the recommendation in Section 5.5 under "Machine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,435
Posted By StressedOut
I ran across this issue a few months ago on my...

I ran across this issue a few months ago on my -14A and it has stopped me in my tracks. Per the plans, you countersink through the spar and into the hinge leaving a knife edge in the spar. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By StressedOut
Take this with a grain of salt as I am not a...

Take this with a grain of salt as I am not a chemist nor do I play one on TV. I seem to recall that for a 10F decrease from the baseline you can expect a doubling in cure time. Conversely, for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,636
Posted By StressedOut
TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!!! :D

TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!!! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,401
Posted By StressedOut
Ipad Simulator?

There is a great Ipad app for the GTN650/750. Is there a similar app available for the G3X Touch?

If not, are there any plans to offer one?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,998
Posted By StressedOut
My random observations in no particular...

My random observations in no particular order:

1. Eliminate the steam gauges entirely. The AI will require a vacuum pump. Save the weight and eliminate a part you'll have to replace every ~500...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,325
Posted By StressedOut
I consider this post by Ed Wischmeyer...

I consider this post by Ed Wischmeyer (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1254654&postcount=10) to be one of the best I've read on the subject of determining which functions earn...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,754
Posted By StressedOut
Elevator Balance

How critical is the balance of a control surface? If I have a slight bit of extra mass in the elevator (let's say about 2 ounces more along the rear spar), how critical is that for flutter? Is it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,037
Posted By StressedOut
Darn it Mel! Now I want to install a machmeter...

Darn it Mel! Now I want to install a machmeter in my RV-14A! I'll put it next to my smoke system arming switch that'll be labeled "Chemtrail ARM".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By StressedOut
There's moisture in the air. That's your...

There's moisture in the air. That's your electrolyte.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,366
Posted By StressedOut
My direct experience doesn't mesh with what your...

My direct experience doesn't mesh with what your friend told you. I prepped some parts using Alumiprep 33 to etch the oxides away, then Bonderite 1201 to do a conversion coating. I deliberately did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,366
Posted By StressedOut
+1 When I built my VS I dimpled everything...

+1

When I built my VS I dimpled everything before I primed. I'm glad I did it then to see how much of a pain it was to scuff those dimples. I hand scuffed with maroon ScotchBright pads and found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By StressedOut
I just wanted to add a comment about Mike S....

I just wanted to add a comment about Mike S. recommendation on a scarf repair. What that graphic shows with a 12:1 scarf is more commonly done in a boat repair where strength isn't the primary...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 23,105
Posted By StressedOut
You could make some countersink washers by...

You could make some countersink washers by driving some AN426AD3 rivets into some scrap (countersink the scrap first, of course) and drilling out the heads carefully. If you're careful you can break...
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 23,105
Posted By StressedOut
I'm very interested in seeing a picture of the...

I'm very interested in seeing a picture of the actual cracks as well. I see the service bulletin adds a single shear splice plate connecting the forward and aft center stiffener across the F-01408...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,057
Posted By StressedOut
I'm building my -14A in half of a two car garage....

I'm building my -14A in half of a two car garage. I live in a condo complex and spent a considerable amount of brainpower figuring out how to do this without being "that guy" who bothers my...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,434
Posted By StressedOut
I knew one day my proclivity for procrastination...

I knew one day my proclivity for procrastination would promote a payoff! :D

I haven't started the tail cone yet so implementing a service bulletin should be easy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,019
Posted By StressedOut
Dan, can you elaborate on the importance of...

Dan, can you elaborate on the importance of holding the still full back? I don't have much experience in a tail wheel aircraft aside from my spin training in a Decathlon. I don't remember that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,960
Posted By StressedOut
This is not an accurate statement. Boeing has...

This is not an accurate statement. Boeing has been able to scale production rates on the 737 from 30/month to over 50/month over the last several years. They are going to up the rate to over...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,099
Posted By StressedOut
I put torque seal on the threads, the nut and the...

I put torque seal on the threads, the nut and the structure. Maybe that's just overkill.

Edit: After reviewing the video, I will not be putting torque seal on the nuts.
Forum: Primers 09-18-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,491
Posted By StressedOut
The transport category aircraft makers use...

The transport category aircraft makers use different variants of two-part epoxy primers that contain chromates. Same for the overhaul and repair stations. Akzo-Nobel is a big player in this market,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,678
Posted By StressedOut
Are there any alternatives to a red cube for a...

Are there any alternatives to a red cube for a fuel flow sensor?
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,484
Posted By StressedOut
Trent, That's an excellent question! The short...

Trent,

That's an excellent question! The short answer to the "doom and gloom" query is of course, it depends. The longer answer is, well, longer.

Just like a fire requires three components (heat,...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,484
Posted By StressedOut
Two things here caught my attention: "vibrating"...

Two things here caught my attention: "vibrating" and "pencil". I'm not entirely sure what this is, but it doesn't sound like it should be used on aluminum.

Is a vibrating pencil something that will...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,765
Posted By StressedOut
The one good thing is I have a rectangular steel...

The one good thing is I have a rectangular steel tube pre-drilled with the correct spacing for the rudder TE. I expect the next rudder build will take about 10 hours less (50 instead of 60).
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,765
Posted By StressedOut
Careful with the match drilling!

I got the opportunity to build a second rudder when I did the match drilling as described above. Read the details here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,019
Posted By StressedOut
Ed I just read your post in the thread from post...

Ed I just read your post in the thread from post 35 above and it perfectly captures and expands on my meager attempt to lay down a selection criteria for functions on the joystick. I'm going to...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By StressedOut
I was at this same place a couple of weeks ago...

I was at this same place a couple of weeks ago and had the same question. After studying the plans, I saw that on page 09-08, Figure 3 shows the top skin placed on top of the counterbalance skin. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,019
Posted By StressedOut
All things are inteconnected, grasshopper

I'm so glad this thread popped up. I'm very early in the build process, but I started to think about my avionics, switchology and stick buttons. These things are all intertwined and need to be...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,254
Posted By StressedOut
Slightly off topic, but still related. I am not...

Slightly off topic, but still related. I am not a fan of fractional dimensions. It's easier to make math mistakes. I wish Vans would stop using them and go to decimal.

I have a friend who...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,950
Posted By StressedOut
No problems with #433 either. Everything fit...

No problems with #433 either. Everything fit like a glove on my HS.

However, while machine countersinking the rear spar I managed to mangle one hole due to chatter. I drilled it out to a #30 size...
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