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Forum: RV-10 05-12-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,230
Posted By stigaro
I will try a bit of dilution to see if that makes...

I will try a bit of dilution to see if that makes it flow a little better. I've found that if I put on a light coat first, then follow up within about 10 mins with a slightly thicker coat, it seems...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,230
Posted By stigaro
Can't really comment on the tools. I found that...

Can't really comment on the tools. I found that I've simply purchased other items as needed. I'd rather figure out that I really need a tool rather than have it languish in my toolbox unused.

As...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,599
Posted By stigaro
Curious about other's experience now with the...

Curious about other's experience now with the ZipTips? I'm concerned if an LED fails. Are they easily replaced? I'm particularly concerned about the rear position LED's. They seem to be...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,667
Posted By stigaro
Does anyone has experience with longevity with...

Does anyone has experience with longevity with the ZipTips? I'm concerned about replacement parts when an LED fails, especially for the rear position LED. I've rarely had an LED last as long as...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,667
Posted By stigaro
This is great to know. I have put in my change...

This is great to know. I have put in my change order to my wing kit as a result. Thanks for this information.
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By stigaro
Break the entire trailing edge of all skins but...

Break the entire trailing edge of all skins but only the trailing edge. These will be riveted to the trailing edge eventually but break it now as this is the only chance you get prior to dimpling...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By stigaro
It appears to only affect new airplanes with a...

It appears to only affect new airplanes with a purchase price over $100,000. I believe it is a one-time tax applied only to the original purchaser of the aircraft. I suspect that it would not apply...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By stigaro
Thanks for the clarification.

Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By stigaro
Welcome and good luck with the build. Just to...

Welcome and good luck with the build. Just to note, the engine warranty starts at delivery, not at installation. I don't know how much time you have to devote to the build, but this could be...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By stigaro
Admittedly, I have not measured the cable length,...

Admittedly, I have not measured the cable length, but there is no reason to believe it is too short. This is my excess cable coiled up after running the rest of it to the rear deck. Seems like it...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By stigaro
Just did this part myself. I did put a break in...

Just did this part myself. I did put a break in the entire lower portion of these skins, including along the angled portion and the straight portion under the rear window.
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By stigaro
The rest of the spar will straighten this piece. ...

The rest of the spar will straighten this piece. Not necessary to "whang" it. I didn't use the "whang" method until the long HS attachment bars in section 10. It really did work. Just go slow and...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By stigaro
Stewart Systems EkoPrime. Water based so it's...

Stewart Systems EkoPrime. Water based so it's very easy to clean up and as a result, I don't mind using it for small batches of parts. Durability seems good, especially on interior parts. Only...
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 176,750
Posted By stigaro
Thank you. I should have noticed that.

Thank you. I should have noticed that.
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 176,750
Posted By stigaro
Very nice, but I'm curious about the 23 kt...

Very nice, but I'm curious about the 23 kt difference in groundspeed between the Dynon and ForeFlight. Calibration error?
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By stigaro
Sorry, fat fingers. Correct, E-912.

Sorry, fat fingers. Correct, E-912.
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By stigaro
Build chapters available here:...

Build chapters available here: https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/?aircraft=rv-14&doctype=all&sort=undefined

That said, looks like HS-910 and E-012 are the HS and...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By stigaro
You may have the same issue a few of us have seen...

You may have the same issue a few of us have seen lately. No threads in the nutplate?

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191129&highlight=wrong
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By stigaro
I started my -14A in October in Grimsby, ON and...

I started my -14A in October in Grimsby, ON and haven't received a lot of advice from MD-RA. Basically, they said all rivets must be seen. I took this to mean visible but not necessarily easily...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By stigaro
Evershield looks to me like a typical ceramic...

Evershield looks to me like a typical ceramic coating. Essentially a long-term wax. I have ceramic coating on my car and it's great for keeping it clean and making it easier to clean when it does...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,451
Posted By stigaro
I was about to post the EXACT same thing today! I...

I was about to post the EXACT same thing today! I too found a couple nutplates without threads and of course, found them AFTER I finished riveting them in place. I was wondering how common this...
Forum: Safety 01-14-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,660
Posted By stigaro
Looks like the AeroLED SunTail. That's what...

Looks like the AeroLED SunTail. That's what Van's is supplying as an optional tail light. At least on my -14A.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,029
Posted By stigaro
Were your foam blocks all 5.25" long? My 5th one...

Were your foam blocks all 5.25" long? My 5th one was only 4" so necessitated creatively fitting the ribs into the available space and hence the reason I wasn't able to use the band saw. Plus I...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,029
Posted By stigaro
Perhaps this is true, but in this case it was...

Perhaps this is true, but in this case it was really more of how the page was printed. Van's print on the left, my print on the right (with top template cut out). Note the difference in page margins...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,029
Posted By stigaro
Elevator foam trailing edge rib tips

While I didn't make this mistake, I could see how it could occur. I have access to a 11x17" printer and was able to make a printout of the foam cutout templates from the digital .pdf files on Van's...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By stigaro
Yep. I had the exact same problem. Had to trim...

Yep. I had the exact same problem. Had to trim a lot off the forward flange but eventually got it to fit. I also wasn't sure if this was bit too tight of a fit.
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By stigaro
There is no way to cut the trailing edge wedge...

There is no way to cut the trailing edge wedge that wouldn't leave the lightening hole there. Mine was the same way and I left it as is (ie half a hole at the top). Not sure the...
Forum: Primers 12-01-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,665
Posted By stigaro
Unfortunately, I took it apart this week in order...

Unfortunately, I took it apart this week in order to do some electrical work in the shop. Here is a photo of the exhaust system though. Basically, I cut out two 4" holes about 18" apart in the...
Forum: Primers 12-01-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,665
Posted By stigaro
My "paint booth" setup. I cut down the Van's...

My "paint booth" setup. I cut down the Van's empennage crate. I figure this is why it's so big. I attached a couple 6" vents to the bottom and have those running to a 6" forced air duct fan. The...
Forum: Primers 11-30-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,665
Posted By stigaro
I started my -14A empennage a couple months ago...

I started my -14A empennage a couple months ago and faced the same question initially. I decided to go ahead with priming and went with the Stuart Systems EkoPrime. It's easy to apply, quick to dry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By stigaro
Rudder TE waviness

I completed the trailing edge for my -14A rudder yesterday. I used the squeezer with a combination flat and angled die. Turned out great. HOWEVER, when I rolled the edge of one of my skins, I...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,232
Posted By stigaro
Good to know, thanks.

Good to know, thanks.
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,232
Posted By stigaro
Good to know about dull drill bits doing this. I...

Good to know about dull drill bits doing this. I used a new #30 spiral reamer for this but I wonder if the holes were a bit smaller in the rudder horn compared to the thinner sheet material and as a...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,232
Posted By stigaro
Rudder horn hole elongation

Started to work on my RV-14A rudder recently and while final drilling the rudder horn (R-405PD) to bottom rib/spar assembly, I noticed my holes were slightly elongated (between 0.010" to 0.020"). ...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By stigaro
Presently debating between an RV-10 and an RV-14....

Presently debating between an RV-10 and an RV-14. I like the sportiness of the -14, but the practicality of the -10. Resale value wise, I'm leaning towards the -10. Cost wise, the -14.

Are you...
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