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Forum: RV-14 10-19-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 168,272
Posted By TASEsq
Section 22: Ailerons

I could not find these plans errors on either the wiki nor the "gotcha's" excel file.

Please excuse me if i have misunderstood the plans or if they have already been identified.

I am working of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By TASEsq
Check out the sticky....

Check out the sticky.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=159343
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By TASEsq
In step 1 you cleco the trailing edge in place in...

In step 1 you cleco the trailing edge in place in order to rivet the end ribs together in step 2. You couldn’t install the trailing edge at this point with tape. How would you assure alignment?

In...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By TASEsq
Iím actually very surprised that the panels donít...

Iím actually very surprised that the panels donít come with the kit. Seems necessary to me. I didnít know most people donít need them.

Iíll probably use the centre panel as a template to make my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,089
Posted By TASEsq
For those tiny wires, canít you strip it 3 x...

For those tiny wires, canít you strip it 3 x longer than you need then fold the wire over on itself twice to make the wire being crimped 3 x thicker?
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By TASEsq
Same as the canopy release handle? That is also...

Same as the canopy release handle? That is also listed as ďAVIONICSĒ in the index?

Is there anything else I might have missed or assumed came in the fuselage kit which I have to buy separately?...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By TASEsq
Instrument Panels

Does anyone know if the F-14136, F-14137 and F-14138 instrument panels come with the fuselage kit?

I canít find them on the inventory, and the index shows them as being part of the ďavionics kitĒ....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-28-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,777
Posted By TASEsq
I find this constantly with primed parts and AD4...

I find this constantly with primed parts and AD4 universal head rivets - never on AD3 though. Don’t know if it’s something to do with the smaller tolerances or something.

I usually try and align...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,760
Posted By TASEsq
Iíve had a search but canít seem to find it -...

Iíve had a search but canít seem to find it - would you mind sharing a pic of how you relieved the tool for the sleeve / nut?

I have an Imperial 470FH which came with my tool kit - but havenít used...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By TASEsq
Here you go - I used the mega...

Here you go - I used the mega #30

https://tasrv14.blogspot.com/2019/03/9-08-10-elevator-prep-continues.html?m=1
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-11-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By TASEsq
I had the exact same thing happen - got around 10...

I had the exact same thing happen - got around 10 ďoutieĒ dings in my rudder skins. These canít be fixed with filler and paint.

I was able to work them out using some lubrications and the back of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,475
Posted By TASEsq
I used an old chisel and a hammer....

I used an old chisel and a hammer.

https://tasrv14.blogspot.com/search?q=Chisel&m=1#postLightBox-23
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By TASEsq
Thank you - that is good info. My TC also advised...

Thank you - that is good info. My TC also advised that i should ditch my digital level and build on - so will do so! Trailing edges next up.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By TASEsq
I tried the winding stick method and by eye they...

I tried the winding stick method and by eye they look fairly twist free to me?

Bit hard to translate into a photo.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By TASEsq
I did try and remove the twist - removed all the...

I did try and remove the twist - removed all the clecos and twisted the flap. But I could not get it to come back no matter what I tried.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By TASEsq
Allowable flap twist

Well, my first (left) flap turned out great - as I riveted the bottom skin along the spar I checked the angles of the flap brackets as I went. They started out true and stayed that way.

However,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By TASEsq
I was planning on using these for my pitot....

I was planning on using these for my pitot. Probably covered in heatshrink.

The red and the blue connect together.
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By TASEsq
Thank you - Did you install the tail spring for...

Thank you -
Did you install the tail spring for it to rotate around on the horse? Or did the tail just sit straight on the saw horse?
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By TASEsq
Finish Kit inclusions in Fuselage Kit

I have the fuselage kit coming soon and was wondering if there were any inclusions from the finish kit that would be useful or sensible to bring forward to the fuselage kit?

For instance I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,080
Posted By TASEsq
Does the $500 charge for using our own ďfreight...

Does the $500 charge for using our own ďfreight forwarderĒ apply to internetional orders?

Last kit I was sent the vans quote for shipping was $1200 more than the freight forwarder I chose to use....
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By TASEsq
The dimple dies are not sub structure ones? “SS”...

The dimple dies are not sub structure ones? “SS” stamped on the body?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,117
Posted By TASEsq
3D printing is cool

I reckon this is awesome. Forget international shipping - one email with a file that was - 19KB - (less than 20,000 characters) emailed on Friday. By Sunday arvo Iíve got the part in my hand. Could...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,573
Posted By TASEsq
If your dimpler is fixed I would think you need...

If your dimpler is fixed I would think you need 15-16 feet space. A better idea is to just move the dimpler around the table (I screwed it down) and use little tables to hold the skin up. This post...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By TASEsq
Is this the bloke you listen...

Is this the bloke you listen to?

https://m.soundcloud.com/rivetadam
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By TASEsq
I have used the VHB tape for everything so far...

I have used the VHB tape for everything so far but it must be 3 years old now and I’ve heard it has an expiry date - so I might try the Proseal method.

I assume you basically scrape almost all of...
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By TASEsq
This ďclampĒ worked really well for me. I didnít...

This ďclampĒ worked really well for me. I didnít have any issues this way - but do recall, on a few rivets, using a small piece of tube on the rivet tail for the first couple of hits only, then...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By TASEsq
Flap trailing edge riveting?

I canít see any instruction to rivet the flap trailing edge.

I assume it is done between 21-10 step 7 and 8?
(After the adhesive has cured but before bottom skin is pull riveted)
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,321
Posted By TASEsq
Someone told me you should not put it on the...

Someone told me you should not put it on the threads - can cause galling if the nut ever has to be removed - to put it from the nut down to the structure. This is what I’ve been doing. In some places...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By TASEsq
I purchased and installed these from Cleveland -...

I purchased and installed these from Cleveland - they glue in with Proseal. Make sure the Proseal is cured completely before putting on the tube - mine wasnít, and it popped the ports off. I assume...
Forum: Reviews 07-09-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By TASEsq
Where do you find this list?

Where do you find this list?
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,212
Posted By TASEsq
Jam Nut?

Needed? Or does the cable in the sheath have no way of rotating?
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,954
Posted By TASEsq
Thatís a very satisfying click - like a BMW door...

Thatís a very satisfying click - like a BMW door closing versus a Toyota 🤣

Do you reckon you could use a short rivet in the centre hole and just file it down somewhat instead of drilling the hole in...
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,954
Posted By TASEsq
I ordered a red one at 7 am my time and you had...

I ordered a red one at 7 am my time and you had it shipped by 12!!! Thank you.
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,954
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Bjorn, It seems like a nice smooth...

Thanks Bjorn,

It seems like a nice smooth mechanism. So to open from the inside you push the forward lever forward which releases the aft lever, then pulling this opens the canopy?
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,954
Posted By TASEsq
JD Air Canopy Latch Video

Just wondering if anyone knew of a video showing how the JD Air canopy latch functions?

Also a poll - what latch have you installed on your -14?
- Factory Latch?
- Aluminium?
- Red?
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By TASEsq
Unless they went with wing root filters or the...

Unless they went with wing root filters or the external access gascolator? (Either of which is probably mandatory if you went this way). Does the fuel pump need inspection at the annual or just the...
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By TASEsq
I noticed the flightchops machine has a centre...

I noticed the flightchops machine has a centre mounted throttle - in front of the arm rest but I haven’t seen any more info other than a quick photo in the last video with Elliot Seguin.

It looks...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,218
Posted By TASEsq
I installed the leading edges with clecos on the...

I installed the leading edges with clecos on the bench, and completed the ribs to spar pull rivets. I then lifted the wing into the cradle to do the skin to spar rivets.

I used a wing cradle and...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,124
Posted By TASEsq
I used two of these...

I used two of these (https://www.bunnings.com.au/work-platform-aluminium_p0861589?gclid=Cj0KCQjw5auGBhDEARIsAFyNm9FlHNt-hv7DsHEZASFZYXpiTKCKsLXlVC39f2MaeImbsuiIp5YdSWQaAhXdEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds) -...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By TASEsq
🤣 I was exactly the same! I could not for the...

🤣

I was exactly the same! I could not for the life of me find where we were supposed to finish those, but like you I figured they should be done before the foam ribs. I did mine right after I...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By TASEsq
Itís been an invaluable resource for me. I go...

Itís been an invaluable resource for me. I go through each new section and read (re-read) all the linked threads before I start. Thanks for your initiative.
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By TASEsq
If I were running my tail wires again (I just...

If I were running my tail wires again (I just might!) then I would run a shielded 2 core 22awg for power and a 3 conductor jacketed for the trim position. For a couple of reasons - one is to shield...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By TASEsq
Is it normal to use the shield like this to...

Is it normal to use the shield like this to actually carry power?

I used this for my trim even though itís not shielded - hope I donít regret that later, if I end up with a Garmin servo....
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By TASEsq
The very end of This Post ...

The very end of This Post (https://tasrv14.blogspot.com/2021/01/18-08-rear-baffle-install.html?m=1)shows the holes in the tank attach brackets / shims and how I countersunk them.

I chose to dimple...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,853
Posted By TASEsq
Ooh - maybe! How are you versed with Google...

Ooh - maybe!

How are you versed with Google Sketchup?

Here is a link to the Sketchup File (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E1Mi7cVVHXf_05VJgEvlRF9D81GLR6BX/view?usp=sharing)

Iím now using...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,853
Posted By TASEsq
I’m half way through the wings and I’ve...

I’m half way through the wings and I’ve reconfigured the shop many times - the more you can put on wheels the better.

My wheels fold up and down so the item is sitting on its legs for better...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,244
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks for all the replies, My thinking is as...

Thanks for all the replies,

My thinking is as follows:
FUEL SYSTEM: Delete the Fuel Pump, Fuel Filter and Fuel Selector. I will make these decisions at a later date, since the parts are so expensive...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,244
Posted By TASEsq
Fuselage Kit Order

Looks like I will need my fuselage kit early 2022 at the rate I am going with the wings and Vans have advised I better order it now.

Can anyone give any advice on what I should include extra in the...
Forum: Tools 03-04-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,919
Posted By TASEsq
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZyZQHtqdHBRmH8yun...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZyZQHtqdHBRmH8yunlE8EvPa2dALHfEE/view
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,134
Posted By TASEsq
Hi Yves, Makes sense re the diode - thank you....

Hi Yves,

Makes sense re the diode - thank you.

Those are great ideas re the printing, especially the CB strain relief clips. Nice!
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,134
Posted By TASEsq
That’s a beautifully neat install! What’s the...

That’s a beautifully neat install!

What’s the purpose of the diodes on the keep alive terminal block?

Did you 3d print those static line clips? (They are a great idea). Can you share some photos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By TASEsq
Wouldnít it be a 2.5g along the axis of the elt?...

Wouldnít it be a 2.5g along the axis of the elt? (Forward / Aft - like a quick deceleration). If you mounted the ELT vertically it might be an issue?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,905
Posted By TASEsq
Iíve removed one of mine 4 times now fixing a...

Iíve removed one of mine 4 times now fixing a leak and I used a shard of cracked canopy (acrylic?) which I sharpened on the sander. A pallet knife also helps.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks for your help Bob, I think Iíve decided...

Thanks for your help Bob,

I think Iíve decided to ground my pitot locally (unregulated and on the opposite wing to the magnetometer), and return my land/taxi lights back to the wing root and ground...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By TASEsq
I’m not sure re primer in the holes. I had no...

I’m not sure re primer in the holes. I had no issues getting rivets in so it’s probably ok.

If I keep the return wire do I include this length in the voltage drop calculations?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks for the replies, As to local grounds - I...

Thanks for the replies,

As to local grounds - I had assumed from what I read on here that everything needed a ground back to the firewall to avoid noise? So I had planned my wings this way...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By TASEsq
Thank you for the explanation. Makes sense....

Thank you for the explanation. Makes sense.

What about the 0.5v voltage drop maximum? I didn’t think you were allowed to have more than this due to the heat increase in the wire would be too...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By TASEsq
Wire Size Round Trip or Not

I am planning wiring for my wings and want to use the Garmin GAP26 pitot.

I measure it probably to be around 20ft in wire length from the panel out to the pitot. (40ft would be the return length)....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,221
Posted By TASEsq
I had the same problem here when I needed just a...

I had the same problem here when I needed just a few terminals - so I asked Stein what their connectors were and they very very graciously gave me a cross reference of their connectors with original...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,769
Posted By TASEsq
Same experience...

Same experience here:
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lxkCTjIpfvk/XIhk0-cYAYI/AAAAAAAASnk/vz1iRlM7fSM6Gj9bGevv37qVhkGPWEDqACKgBGAs/s1600/IMG_3177.JPG
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By TASEsq
The side skins extent forward 29Ē from the...

The side skins extent forward 29Ē from the baggage bulkhead with an Ďarmí which I reckon would make it impossible to stand up vertically unless you build some kind of box for it to sit on. The arms...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,894
Posted By TASEsq
I agree! I went to all that trouble of making...

I agree! I went to all that trouble of making them flush then right above them is the HS gap fairing with pan head screws. #headslap
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,894
Posted By TASEsq
The trouble with being on the other side of the...

The trouble with being on the other side of the planet is procuring stuff like fuel tank sealant. Almost all the shops here use semkits and just charge them on to the client - even if 5 grams was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,894
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks Rob - yes, I tare out a big and a small...

Thanks Rob - yes, I tare out a big and a small popsicle stick at the start.
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