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Forum: RV-14 10-14-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By SabreFlyr
Sounds like a neat trick. Just a little too late...

Sounds like a neat trick. Just a little too late to try in this case.
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By SabreFlyr
;) Exactly what we (myself and my bucking...

;)



Exactly what we (myself and my bucking partner/RV-7A builder) did. Worked just fine!
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By SabreFlyr
Okay, I'll look at that again. Seemed like I...

Okay, I'll look at that again. Seemed like I couldn't get it straight on the rivet without the lug putting substantial downward pressure on the set.
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By SabreFlyr
Page 30-06 problem rivets

I've been trying to figure out how to set the top rivets in the shoulder harness lug assemblies common to the F-01406 A & C bulkheads. I was able to squeeze the lower rivets but I cannot for the life...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By SabreFlyr
Could it be because, above 85%, you should be at...

Could it be because, above 85%, you should be at full rich mixture?
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By SabreFlyr
Job done...almost. Used the Steinel gun. Started...

Job done...almost. Used the Steinel gun. Started at either 120F or 140F, don't remember which. Kept raising the temp 20F at a time and finally felt it was pliable enough at 240F. Clamped the...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By SabreFlyr
Some good thoughts and suggestions! I'll have to...

Some good thoughts and suggestions! I'll have to mull them over and let you know which way I go and how it works out. Will probably tackle that tomorrow.

P.S.: DR, must have been a slow news day to...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By SabreFlyr
I should have added that it is fully adjustable....

I should have added that it is fully adjustable. I'll definitely start on the lower end of its range. ;)
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By SabreFlyr
Straightening curved fresh air vents

After trimming the forward 3/4" of one of my fresh air vents per page 29-21, I still have a substantial curve that takes significant force to flatten. I'm concerned that, even with a good adhesive,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By SabreFlyr
Great input! Thanks, Ralph!

Great input! Thanks, Ralph!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By SabreFlyr
Yeah, for that reason, in my -14, I think I need...

Yeah, for that reason, in my -14, I think I need to do my best to get those switches into the center panel where I can operate them with my right hand and keep the stick in my left. But, maybe I can...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-13-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By SabreFlyr
I wish that I had more room in the center for...

I wish that I had more room in the center for engine switches but I haven't really looked too much at switch placement yet. Maybe the needed room is there.

Rian Johnson mentioned the canopy jettison...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-13-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By SabreFlyr
SDS CPI/EM users: panel question

I will be working on my panel design and getting it firmed up in the next few weeks. I had been planning on placing the CPI-2 control head to the left of PFD with the related switches below it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By SabreFlyr
Welcome, Gabriel! I'm building a taildragger -14...

Welcome, Gabriel! I'm building a taildragger -14 next door in Marion. Wings are almost complete and I'm starting on my quick-build fuselage. Kokomo has what I think is an active EAA chapter (I'm in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks, Paul! Finally found it:...

Thanks, Paul! Finally found it: https://aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=1341S-BLUE

Looks to be the same as my other rivet removal tool with different nose pieces. Ill have to see if I can...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-17-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By SabreFlyr
Ahh, the first videos technique wont work in...

Ahh, the first videos technique wont work in this case because its a flush head (wasnt supposed to be but, as I said, I got carried away with the countersinking). None of them address the issue...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-17-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By SabreFlyr
When I get this one out, I may try a solid rivet...

When I get this one out, I may try a solid rivet again. I felt that the squeezer had slipped on the tail of the previous rivet because of the awkward access between the rib and the aileron hinge...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-17-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By SabreFlyr
Drilling out a CherryMax rivet

Drilled out a rivet in the rear spar and flap gap seal. The tail fractured when I squeezed it. Because of the restricted access, decided to replace it with a CR3212-4-2 (I know, that hole wasn't...
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,172
Posted By SabreFlyr
Ditto!! While I could probably do the project...

Ditto!! While I could probably do the project without it, I have avoided mistakes and frustration because of it!
Forum: Midwest 06-06-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By SabreFlyr
Building a -14 in Marion. Tailcone finished....

Building a -14 in Marion. Tailcone finished. Working on the QB wings.

There's another -14, actually a -14A, I believe, in progress in Upland. He's working on his tail surfaces. Plus a flying RV-4 on...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By SabreFlyr
I was watching your post because I'm dealing with...

I was watching your post because I'm dealing with something similar. I have QB wings and I'm adding more wiring in the right wing than Van's provided holes for (separate taxi light & GMU 22 in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By SabreFlyr
That finally came to me late last night (a little...

That finally came to me late last night (a little mental molasses, I think). Haven't checked yet.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By SabreFlyr
Haven't primed yet. That has me more...

Haven't primed yet. That has me more worried.

Not a machinist but have a micrometer. Not sure how to use it to get an inside measurement. I'll see what I can see with my calipers.

I DO have a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By SabreFlyr
Any tips for fitting pushrod ends into torque tubes?

Working on my aileron torque tubes. With reasonable effort, I was able to get my torque tube collars to fit into my torque tubes. However, it took 90 minutes effort to fit one of the pushrod ends...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,331
Posted By SabreFlyr
Ended up using the gaskets from my Van's-standard...

Ended up using the gaskets from my Van's-standard (Stewart Warner?) fuel senders. They're sized for #8 screws. Put ProSeal on both sides of the gaskets. I do have the smaller RV-14 floats but did not...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By SabreFlyr
Maybe taking the pitot controller ground back to...

Maybe taking the pitot controller ground back to the panel might help?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By SabreFlyr
I like that, Steve! Thanks!

I like that, Steve! Thanks!
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By SabreFlyr
Anchoring Molex connectors

The RV-14 wings include a couple of spots in which to securely anchor Molex connectors, one each 12-pin and 9-pin. I think I'm going to end up with one additional connector each side. I envision...
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By SabreFlyr
Wing tip lighting harness confusion

Preparing to install wiring in my QB wings. I have the WH-00011 wing tip lighting harnesses and I'm curious about one thing. The C400P connector has a short wire on pin 6 that goes to ground on the...
Forum: Primers 03-18-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By SabreFlyr
That's a thought! Thanks!

That's a thought! Thanks!
Forum: Primers 03-16-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks, guys. One of my concerns about sloshing...

Thanks, guys.

One of my concerns about sloshing the primer per (I think) Van's instructions is that it seems too easy to get less than full coverage.

Larry, I'll take a look at your blog. I've got...
Forum: Primers 03-16-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By SabreFlyr
Priming inside pushrods and torque tubes

First off, the easy questions. One, how do you determine how much primer to mix for a given length and size of tube? Second, should the outside of 4130 tubing also be primed?

Also, I recently saw a...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By SabreFlyr
Peter Fata, HAL Pilot here on VAF, is an RV-14...

Peter Fata, HAL Pilot here on VAF, is an RV-14 builder who has taken on the task of annotating PDF copies of all the construction drawings (with mothership approval) with links to the "gotchas" posts...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,230
Posted By SabreFlyr
The last of the EAA Homebuilder's Week webinars,...

The last of the EAA Homebuilder's Week webinars, still available on the EAA site, was Mike Busch talking about engine break in. He also addresses break in vs first flight. Well worth an hour and a...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By SabreFlyr
Okay, Peter Fata has it in the RV-14 Wiki....

Okay, Peter Fata has it in the RV-14 Wiki. Thanks. I presume all those parts are in a kit. I'll check w/Van's on Monday.
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By SabreFlyr
Well, that's part of the problem. I can't find...

Well, that's part of the problem. I can't find OP-52A listed with either RV-10 or RV-14 support information.
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By SabreFlyr
AeroLED Sunspot mounting

Working on chapter 17 (leading edge) on my QB wings right now. I have AeroLED Sunspot taxi and landing lights and was looking at them along with the light mount parts included with the wing kit....
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,697
Posted By SabreFlyr
One of the other changes which can be...

One of the other changes which can be incorporated on the 390A is 5" scat tubing to the oil cooler. Not sure if they're using a different oil cooler.
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,697
Posted By SabreFlyr
I'm pretty sure that some of the cowling change...

I'm pretty sure that some of the cowling change is because of the EXP119's cold air sump as well as the exhaust changes. Pretty sure I've heard that the new exhaust won't work on the 390A. For both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,847
Posted By SabreFlyr
Lafayette Avionics has been around for quite a...

Lafayette Avionics has been around for quite a while. I live about 75 miles east and know at least one pilot on my field that takes his P210 there for all of his work. A very good friend of mine in...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,895
Posted By SabreFlyr
I countersunk the skin, as well. Don't think I...

I countersunk the skin, as well. Don't think I had planned to but got the side skin riveted on and suddenly realized that I hadn't countersunk the longeron. Checked with the mothership because I...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,331
Posted By SabreFlyr
CIES fuel sender installation

I have CIES fuel senders that I'm hoping to install in my quick-build wings, just one per tank. My issue is that the QB wings come with #8 nutplates installed for the factory sender. The CIES sender...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-11-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,749
Posted By SabreFlyr
If I had made contact with anyone before making...

If I had made contact with anyone before making the trip down, I might have. Hate to drop in unexpectedly on someone who doesn't know me from Adam. Besides, I had no idea where in there you or Paul...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,749
Posted By SabreFlyr
Interesting...and beautiful! Interesting because...

Interesting...and beautiful!

Interesting because here I am, a corporate pilot (supposedly retired 😁) from Indiana. Was on a 4-day trip to RNO this week and just drove up and made the trip around...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By SabreFlyr
That right there has caused me errors, even quite...

That right there has caused me errors, even quite recently! ;)
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By SabreFlyr
[QUOTE=Jetmart;1483011]I had similar questions...

[QUOTE=Jetmart;1483011]I had similar questions that I asked on facebook.

Here is a link to it. https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10219095614083628&set=gm.985270831948881

And I see the wing walk...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By SabreFlyr
Duh! That's it! Never occurred to me that I would...

Duh! That's it! Never occurred to me that I would use a smaller cutter. Didn't understand how I could do that without damaging the nutplate threads.

Thanks!

(Still curious why the plans specified...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By SabreFlyr
Wing root fairing attachment nutplate holes

The plans have me thoroughly confused about dimpling/countersinking the wing skins for the fairing attachment screws. I'm currently verifying the steps already completed in my QB wings. There are...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By SabreFlyr
Not according to the directions. Reaming with a...

Not according to the directions. Reaming with a drill press is specified in step 7 on page 15-04 before the rear spar is attached to the ribs.



John, these ARE QB wings but the bottom skins have...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By SabreFlyr
I bought this kit from a gentleman in Texas about...

I bought this kit from a gentleman in Texas about three years ago and he had had it for a couple of years.
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By SabreFlyr
Problem with QB wings

Just started recently on my QB wings. I'm in the process of verifying what construction steps have been completed. So far, I found that not all of the snap bushings had been installed (no problem)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,214
Posted By SabreFlyr
Real cause for thanks there! 👍🏻 Great job!

Real cause for thanks there! 👍🏻

Great job!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,066
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks, Tim, for reminding me that I don't have...

Thanks, Tim, for reminding me that I don't have to be concerned about the old bracket. I guess my only real concern then is getting the #40 hole reasonably centered so that I don't enlarge the hole...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,066
Posted By SabreFlyr
I like that! Thanks, Dan! Might put #4 on one end...

I like that! Thanks, Dan! Might put #4 on one end and #3 on the other!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,066
Posted By SabreFlyr
Ken, are you using the long bit so that you CAN...

Ken, are you using the long bit so that you CAN bend it around and guide the bit more as you drill? Otherwise, why such a long bit?



Larry, you're saying that your doing the same thing but with a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,066
Posted By SabreFlyr
Rivet removal: expert advice requested

Preparing to preform SB 16-03-28 on my pre-SB QB RV-14 wings as I begin this phase of construction. The SB requires drilling out 16 AN470AD4-5 rivets attaching the inboard aileron hinge brackets to...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,340
Posted By SabreFlyr
That SO sounds like something I have done too...

That SO sounds like something I have done too many times in the past (not just in this project). It's about time I learn that lesson! 😊



Actually, I kinda felt it was rather cobbled together. 😊...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,340
Posted By SabreFlyr
Tailcone & empennage attachment done!

Had hoped to be at this point about three months ago but at least I DID get here!

Now, what is it that's got me thinking "ship in a bottle?" :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,989
Posted By SabreFlyr
Are you getting a special edition of KP? Didn't...

Are you getting a special edition of KP? Didn't see anything in either the October or November issues.
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,553
Posted By SabreFlyr
Can you tell us the advantage(s)? I only know...

Can you tell us the advantage(s)? I only know what my parts look like but I've hardly touched them. Just moving from tailcone to wings.
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,736
Posted By SabreFlyr
Dealing with this myself right now. With the rod...

Dealing with this myself right now. With the rod end bearings at the specified 13/16" from the elevator spar, I was just shy of the minimum 1-5/8" HS rear spar to torque tube. So I took one half turn...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-27-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,924
Posted By SabreFlyr
Okay, I've got to look at that again. I didn't...

Okay, I've got to look at that again. I didn't realize he'd covered all that.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-27-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,924
Posted By SabreFlyr
Regarding comments about the harsh advance curve...

Regarding comments about the harsh advance curve of the Pmag WRT angle valve engines, I am fully aware of the need to get that set up right before first flight. No advance at all for the first 10...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-26-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,924
Posted By SabreFlyr
The reason that I'm beginning to think dual...

The reason that I'm beginning to think dual Pmag.



But something that I've been struggling with and, thus, the reason that I was starting to think about incorporating at least one Pmag since it is...
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