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Forum: RV-14 02-22-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By RobB52
I installed the 14 step from Vans. It is shorter...

I installed the 14 step from Vans. It is shorter than the 14A step from what I understand.
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By RobB52
Taildragger Steps

I'm 6'4" and did not install steps. After 20 hours, I installed steps. Not too difficult, but tedious getting the rivets set in the bracket. Definitely install them while building.
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,067
Posted By RobB52
Oil Temp Lower with Wheel Pants

Y'alls advice and patience has produced good results. I finally completed my wheel pants and first flight with them was today. I gained 16 KIAS at 24 squared, 5000', and oil temp was 15 degrees...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,067
Posted By RobB52
Thanks for the comments. I am going to press on...

Thanks for the comments. I am going to press on with the break in and re-address after 50 hours and changing out the mineral oil.
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,067
Posted By RobB52
5" SCAT Installed - Little Change

I installed the 5" SCAT tube to the oil cooler using the Vans supplied parts. I saw no change in oil temps at cruise, however, slower speeds in the pattern had lower oil temps (around...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,067
Posted By RobB52
Mehrdad, I was finally able to get in the air...

Mehrdad,

I was finally able to get in the air again. I clocked the emags at 5 degrees after TDC (retarded 5 degrees) as discussed previously. Jumpers in. Unfortunately it had little if any impact...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,067
Posted By RobB52
Mehrdad, Thanks. I will adjust timing and fly...

Mehrdad,

Thanks. I will adjust timing and fly again later today. Fingers crossed.

I will post my results.
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,067
Posted By RobB52
Emag Timing

Mehrdad,

Can you expand on your emag timing comment? Does reducing the advance lead to higher temps or lower temps? I am running dual emags, jumper installed, set at TDC (or very close to it). ...
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,067
Posted By RobB52
5" SCAT Mod

Tom and others,

I thought I found the smoking gun on the high oil temp. I failed to RTV any of the baffles at the base of the cylinders. I spent an hour or so caulking those and then used a light...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,067
Posted By RobB52
5" SCAT Mod

Tom,

Thanks. I will look for the area behind #3 cylinder you mentioned. I don't recall sealing anything there.
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,067
Posted By RobB52
5" SCAT Mod

All,

I have 20 hours on my new IO 390. I have been concerned about the oil temps. First flight I saw a steady 225 at 75% power cruise, 4500'. I spent a lot of time sealing baffles and on last...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,818
Posted By RobB52
30 minutes at maximum continuous power

The Lycoming manual and a previous post mentioned "30 minutes at maximum continuous power" as a part of the break in.

Neither Lycoming nor anyone else here that I have seen has defined "maximum...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,067
Posted By RobB52
High Oil Temp - RV-14 - Break In Flights

I would like to join in on this thread. I have flown my RV-14 twice now and am concerned about high oil temp. IO-390 (1.8 hours), vans oil cooler, dual e-mags. I have the following...
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,598
Posted By RobB52
Thanks. Proseal it is. Installing tomorrow.

Thanks. Proseal it is. Installing tomorrow.
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,598
Posted By RobB52
Fuel Tank Sealant Alternative?

I am ready to final install my rear window. Has anyone tried foam weather-stripping for the seal instead of fuel tank sealant?

Rob
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,895
Posted By RobB52
CS-00015 Source

I am a the point where I need the longer CS-00015. Getting ready for initial engine start. 6'4", Seat aft, rudder pedals forward, Flightline Interior seats.

Any source for the extended part or...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,895
Posted By RobB52
CS-00015 Extra Hole Source?

I'm finally to the point where I have to find a source for the longer CS-00015 links due to the forward location of my rudder pedals. Short of finding a water jet cutting machine, how have others...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,587
Posted By RobB52
Tom, I am having the same issue. Did you stack...

Tom, I am having the same issue. Did you stack three shims on one axel? And did you need longer bolts?
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,556
Posted By RobB52
Enlarging Plexiglas Holes

For the back window, I initially drilled the Plexiglas with a 3/32 plexi-drill. Then I reamed to #40 then to #36. After tapping, I then reamed to #30 and finally to #27. The plexi-drill cut OK...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,556
Posted By RobB52
Scott, Just to follow up, the Vans construction...

Scott,

Just to follow up, the Vans construction manual recommends using a reamer to enlarge the canopy holes (or a unibit) in paragraph 5.19. Does the reamer not cut in a very similar manner as the...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,556
Posted By RobB52
Enlarging holes?

I am ready to drill my back window and see several different techniques. I checked what Vans published and found the following in 5.19:

- To enlarge holes the use of a step-drill (Unibit) or reamer...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By RobB52
Disregard my priming question. I should have...

Disregard my priming question. I should have known better...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By RobB52
SUCCESS!! The back of the dimples on the fuel...

SUCCESS!! The back of the dimples on the fuel tank seemed a little rough and I noticed scratches on the splice strip from the dimple edges where I was trying to "force" it to fit. I took my die...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By RobB52
Thanks Scott and Shawn. I will work on it again...

Thanks Scott and Shawn. I will work on it again tonight and see f I can get it seated properly.
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By RobB52
Scott, dimples were formed with a pneumatic...

Scott, dimples were formed with a pneumatic squeezer. Also, splice strip is between rib and skin.

I will try to post a picture soon.
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By RobB52
Fuel Tank and Splice Strip Fitting

I am having issues getting the outboard edge of my fuel tank to fit over the splice strip attached to the outboard leading edge. I cannot get the tank dimples to "seat" into the splice strip...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 208,497
Posted By RobB52
Can someone explain the process of using a...

Can someone explain the process of using a pneumatic sealer to apply the sealant? Do you have some sort of disposable cartridges you fill with proseal? How do you clean the gun? Do you shoot a...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,542
Posted By RobB52
RV-14 Rotisserie

Good to see another Louisiana builder. I just put my fuselage on the rotisserie this weekend. I riveted the tail before moving to the rotisserie. I didn't trust the clecos to hold it together...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-24-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,305
Posted By RobB52
RV-14 Rotisserie Just Completed

Below are a couple pictures of my rotisserie for my RV-14. Just completed this weekend. I know its not a 9, but maybe it will help. Great advice from VAF and works...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,311
Posted By RobB52
Thanks for the comments. Finish kit will be...

Thanks for the comments. Finish kit will be ordered Monday.
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,311
Posted By RobB52
Kit Sequence - Finish Kit vs Quick Build Wings

I am working in my garage and am nearing completion of the Fuselage Kit (Emp complete also). I was prepared to order the quick build wings and person at Vans suggested ordering the Finish Kit at the...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,912
Posted By RobB52
Shreveport Builder

Contact me if interested in seeing the project. Empennage complete. Working on fuselage. Shreveport, LA (DTN).

Rob
Forum: Primers 05-02-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,744
Posted By RobB52
Rustoleum VK9300

Apparently rustoleum now has a similar product VK9300 that looks like the eastwood product. The cans look identical in the way they work. Have not compared spec sheets.

RB
Forum: Primers 05-02-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,744
Posted By RobB52
Update on Eastwood 2k Epoxy Primer - Rattlecan

I am well into my fuselage build and thought I would post an update to the thread. I am still using the Eastwood product with very few issues. RV-14 Empennage kit required 11 cans ($220). I found...
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,094
Posted By RobB52
I am building the 14. Plans show the mod for the...

I am building the 14. Plans show the mod for the bottom fairing for the taildragger. I am just concerned if I try to countersink the screw hoes in the fiberglass, there will be very little...
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,094
Posted By RobB52
Rudder Bottom Fairing

I am finishing up the rudder bottom fairing on page 12-2 and decided not to countersink the fiberglass for flush screws. It seems like there would be very little fiberglass material left for the...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,070
Posted By RobB52
I placed the aft fuselage on a workbench covered...

I placed the aft fuselage on a workbench covered by towels then placed pillows and more towels inside fuselage. My 17 yr old "smallish" daughter slid inside and held the bucking bar for me. She had...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,385
Posted By RobB52
Thanks everyone for the quick responses. I will...

Thanks everyone for the quick responses. I will also search the archives.
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,385
Posted By RobB52
Fiberglass Help

I am starting the fiberglass fairing fitting on the empennage kit. A few basic questions that I need help with. 1) what type of "glass fabric" do I need to buy? 2) what type of "epoxy resin" (if...
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,581
Posted By RobB52
Thanks everyone for the ideas. I think I will...

Thanks everyone for the ideas. I think I will try the PVC pipe tool first.
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,581
Posted By RobB52
Rod End Bearings - Elev & Rud

What are you guys using to the screw the rod end bearings into the elevator and rudders? I lubed the threads with Boelube and was able to hand tighten for a few turns. The location in the leading...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,902
Posted By RobB52
Thanks for the info. I ended up using a piece of...

Thanks for the info. I ended up using a piece of spiral wrap around the cable. I like the tubing idea also.
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,902
Posted By RobB52
UAT Antenna Cable

On page 10-23 of the empennage plans, it shows the routing of the antenna cable. I installed this tonight but am concerned where the cable passes through bulkhead F-01410 and transitions to under...
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,231
Posted By RobB52
I added 14 inlbs for the friction of the locknut....

I added 14 inlbs for the friction of the locknut. I got that from section 5 of the plans where it discusses torques. Not clear from the table since the locknut column has a higher number to begin...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,671
Posted By RobB52
As far as the flanges not being seated fully...

As far as the flanges not being seated fully against the spar, I understand how to prevent that with the washer, etc. In this case, from the pictures it does not look that bad. Typically from my...
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,033
Posted By RobB52
Kit Build Sequence

I am building the empennage kit now and would like to continue with the forward fuselage prior to the wings. Is that possible or do you have to integrate parts of the wing kit into the forward...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,043
Posted By RobB52
I could see the deflection and guessed a degree...

I could see the deflection and guessed a degree or 2. Over a 5' or so distance to the vertical stab tip, this would be a couple inches of error.

I reassembled the aft fuselage area with every...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,043
Posted By RobB52
RVbuilder2002, the aft flange of the mount is...

RVbuilder2002, the aft flange of the mount is riveted flush against the bulkhead, but when looking aft at the bulkhead, the flange is rotatated abou 1 degree or so clockwise (top edge not level if...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,330
Posted By RobB52
Getting ready to run static lines soon. Can you...

Getting ready to run static lines soon. Can you provide any part numbers or is it obvious on the website? Any concerns about switching out the static ports. I've heard others have had static issues...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,043
Posted By RobB52
Tail Spring Mount (Tail Dragger)

Hopefully there is a tail dragger builder that can comment on part number U-00018 (tail spring mount) and its attachment to the aft most bulkhead F-01412. On page 10-18, the mount is shown as having...
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,258
Posted By RobB52
I am planning on being there the 28th and 29th. ...

I am planning on being there the 28th and 29th. First time. Looking forward to seeing everything and meeting other RV'ers.

140110
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,923
Posted By RobB52
Trailing Edge Glue??

I completed the trailing edges on the elevators this weekend. Right side is "perfect." The left side had a couple of rivets that I didn't think we're set completely, so, ignoring my hard learned...
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,800
Posted By RobB52
Thanks for the replies. I will start with the...

Thanks for the replies. I will start with the called out rivets and see how it goes.
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,800
Posted By RobB52
Elevator TE Rivet Length

When riveting the TE of the trim tab, it appeared to me the specified rivets were too long. The shop head of the "double flush" set seemed to overfill the dimple. I switched to a shorter rivet and...
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Posted By RobB52
I am at exactly the same point as you. I dimpled...

I am at exactly the same point as you. I dimpled the mating surface also. I have not attached the nut plates. Primed everything yesterday. It made sense to dimple the surface even though the plans...
Forum: Tools 03-07-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By RobB52
Thanks for the responses. Especially the one...

Thanks for the responses. Especially the one about using the former prior to dimpling. I would have not realized the error until after dimpling.
Forum: Tools 03-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By RobB52
Edge Forming Tool Question

The RV-14 plans recommend putting a slight break in the trailing edge skins prior to riveting. I understand why and I did this using a hand seamer with very good results. Looking thru my seldom...
Forum: Primers 11-19-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,744
Posted By RobB52
Tool Box Primer Test Photo

Previously I posted a photo of primer samples on the tool box. Below is the final photo after my abuse tests.

Notice the round patches of bare metal on the duplicolor samples. I rubbed them with...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 107,238
Posted By RobB52
Kit #140110. Empennage kit arrived four days ago.

Kit #140110. Empennage kit arrived four days ago.
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,378
Posted By RobB52
Another 14 Empennage Kit Delivered

Hello Everyone,

My kit (tailwheel) arrived Wednesday. Just now got around to the inventory. Everything was there. Great packing job, except for the duct tape used to hold down some of the skins. ...
Forum: Primers 11-16-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,744
Posted By RobB52
Unscientific Primer Test Results

I completed the practice kit today. Both primers held up well except to the bucking bar. Some scuffs and scratches. Hard to see in photo. All in all, I was surprised by how well the duplicolor...
Forum: Primers 11-10-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,744
Posted By RobB52
Primer Test

I completed the tool box mentioned in the previous post. The test patches of primer received some scratches. The worst was the Duplicolor that was not scuffed prior to application (1). The best...
Forum: Primers 11-08-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,744
Posted By RobB52
Primer Test

Well, I have finally had time to work with the Eastwood 2k Primer. I am beginning the toolbox kit and practice kit. I primed the bottom of the tool box with various test patches. See...
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