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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By TASEsq
I’ve had a search but can’t seem to find it -...

I’ve had a search but can’t 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 haven’t used...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
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: 449
Posted By TASEsq
I had the exact same thing happen - got around 10...

I had the exact same thing happen - got around 10 “outie” dings in my rudder skins. These can’t 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: 1,296
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: 1,007
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: 1,007
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: 1,007
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: 1,007
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: 818
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: 561
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: 561
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: 4,751
Posted By TASEsq
Does the $500 charge for using our own “freight...

Does the $500 charge for using our own “freight forwarder” 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: 921
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: 1,962
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 I’ve got the part in my hand. Could...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,185
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: 1,194
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: 1,092
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: 1,479
Posted By TASEsq
This “clamp” worked really well for me. I didn’t...

This “clamp” worked really well for me. I didn’t 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: 1,092
Posted By TASEsq
Flap trailing edge riveting?

I can’t 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: 2,180
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: 1,009
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 wasn’t, and it popped the ports off. I assume...
Forum: Reviews 07-09-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
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: 2,965
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: 1,774
Posted By TASEsq
That’s a very satisfying click - like a BMW door...

That’s 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: 1,774
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: 1,774
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: 1,774
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: 863
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: 863
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: 3,041
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: 3,997
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: 737
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: 760
Posted By TASEsq
It’s been an invaluable resource for me. I go...

It’s 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: 1,363
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: 1,363
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 it’s not shielded - hope I don’t regret that later, if I end up with a Garmin servo....
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,678
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: 4,316
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)

I’m now using...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,316
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: 1,195
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: 1,195
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: 3,773
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: 2,979
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: 2,979
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: 815
Posted By TASEsq
Wouldn’t it be a 2.5g along the axis of the elt?...

Wouldn’t 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: 1,858
Posted By TASEsq
I’ve removed one of mine 4 times now fixing a...

I’ve 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: 1,860
Posted By TASEsq
Thanks for your help Bob, I think I’ve decided...

Thanks for your help Bob,

I think I’ve 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: 1,860
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: 1,860
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: 1,860
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: 1,860
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: 3,098
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: 2,663
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: 1,416
Posted By TASEsq
The side skins extent forward 29” from the...

The side skins extent forward 29” from the baggage bulkhead with an ‘arm’ 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: 1,819
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: 3,840
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: 3,840
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.
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,705
Posted By TASEsq
As a data point......

As a data point...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0278/6381/0146/files/h3r-aviation-halon-1211-sds-05-24-19.pdf?v=1602624007
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,705
Posted By TASEsq
I had not heard of this AC and found it very...

I had not heard of this AC and found it very interesting. However I don’t think it supports your statement above - given our cabins are much smaller than an air carrier I would assume we exceed the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-20-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,840
Posted By TASEsq
Hey Scott - yes 10 parts white and 1 part black....

Hey Scott - yes 10 parts white and 1 part black. My first pint can was AC-350 which was a very dark grey color, but I could not source a can of that locally here so had to ring the bank manager and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-19-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,840
Posted By TASEsq
Thumbs up Thanks for the Proseal trick

Just a quick thank you to Scott McDaniels and Van’s for the great fuel tank video.

It was released when I had only one rib to go on each tank but I thought I would try the fuel tube trick for...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By TASEsq
I rounded my edges and later realised that this...

I rounded my edges and later realised that this edge interfaces with the rudder fairings and I ended up filling the little gap with micro.

If I did it again I would leave it pointy but not sharp.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-04-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,756
Posted By TASEsq
Great!! (Insert sinking feeling and “oh **** I...

Great!!

(Insert sinking feeling and “oh **** I hope he doesn’t tell me not to do it the way I just finished doing it last week”)
Forum: Primers 11-30-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,512
Posted By TASEsq
I'm 609 hours into my build (doing my fuel tanks...

I'm 609 hours into my build (doing my fuel tanks now), and I have 68 hours of prep / priming time.

So i think you can say 10% more time for priming as an estimate.

My process is using Stewart...
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,415
Posted By TASEsq
Question Fuel sender screw sealing

I was wondering if anyone had sealed over the back of their fuel sender screws?

I was thinking when i dry installed them today, that it wouldn't be that hard to cover the whole nutplate and screw...
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