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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
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: 598
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: 598
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: 903
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: 467
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: 613
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: 613
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: 467
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: 1,129
Posted By SabreFlyr
That's a thought! Thanks!

That's a thought! Thanks!
Forum: Primers 03-16-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
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: 1,129
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: 1,031
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: 1,658
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: 1,031
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: 1,031
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: 1,031
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: 2,086
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: 2,086
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: 1,473
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: 1,441
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: 903
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: 2,262
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: 2,262
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: 5
Views: 931
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: 5
Views: 931
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: 5
Views: 931
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: 5
Views: 931
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: 1,910
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: 1,910
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: 1,910
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: 1,710
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: 2,607
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: 2,607
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: 2,607
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: 2,607
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: 1,830
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: 1,830
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: 2,398
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: 2,840
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: 2,088
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: 11
Views: 1,890
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: 11
Views: 1,890
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: 11
Views: 1,890
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...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-26-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,890
Posted By SabreFlyr
SDS/Pmag vs dual Pmag

I'll be powering my RV-14 with the new EXP119 engine option (already on order). I had been planning on using one SDS ignition and one Pmag because I want to keep my electrical system as simple as...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 152,003
Posted By SabreFlyr
It's also the number of holes pictured in the...

It's also the number of holes pictured in the fairing install. And, since this is, to a very large extent, an RV-9 rudder, I would think it would be done the same as the RV-9 (as in the image I was...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 152,003
Posted By SabreFlyr
I certainly wouldn't think this is a show...

I certainly wouldn't think this is a show stopper. But it's curious that the instruction didn't make it into the manual.
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 152,003
Posted By SabreFlyr
Ahh, it may be that the plans have been revised...

Ahh, it may be that the plans have been revised and I missed that.

EDIT: Just checked. That's not it. Those two holes (one each side) were the last of 8 each side on mine, I'm pretty sure. I...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 152,003
Posted By SabreFlyr
Rudder tip fairing attachment

I was looking ahead and studying the attachment of the rudder tip fairing. Noticed on page 12-05 that 18 CS4-4 rivets are called for. My rudder has only 16 rivet holes so I contacted Van's about the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By SabreFlyr
I know that there's an RV-12 at FWA but that's a...

I know that there's an RV-12 at FWA but that's a ways from you. Surely there are some in the Indy area. But, if interested, I can probably put you in touch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,720
Posted By SabreFlyr
Bill, greatly appreciate the work both you and DR...

Bill, greatly appreciate the work both you and DR are doing! Some great work so far!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By SabreFlyr
Greased lightning where a government agency is...

Greased lightning where a government agency is concerned!! :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,407
Posted By SabreFlyr
Greg, I presume that you're not talking about the...

Greg, I presume that you're not talking about the FLYING mag article here. Will you be letting us know where to watch for it? Very anxious to hear about those "cool things," particularly since my...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-29-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,652
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks for your thoughts, Scott. I'll check out...

Thanks for your thoughts, Scott. I'll check out MIke's videos.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-23-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By SabreFlyr
Didn't know there was such a thing. Might work!...

Didn't know there was such a thing. Might work! Looks to me like
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-21-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By SabreFlyr
Unfortunately, the tail pulled into the cable...

Unfortunately, the tail pulled into the cable guide.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-20-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By SabreFlyr
Drilling out an AACQ4-4

Just installed my rudder cable guides (RV-14, page 10-21). One of the AACQ4-4 rivets pulled through the washer that was supposed to spread the load on inside of the nylon cable guide. It pulled just...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-15-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,652
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks, Dan. You answered the question that was...

Thanks, Dan. You answered the question that was just coming to mind in reading Penguin's post.

Bill, Larry, Penguin, and Dan: I appreciate all the help! I've got a lot to digest and the first thing...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-13-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,652
Posted By SabreFlyr
I think it surprised me for some reason but it's...

I think it surprised me for some reason but it's actually not a bad idea because of the fit. (If someone's down on the ground looking at my concave patch, they're a bit too nosy! ;)) I had also...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-13-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,652
Posted By SabreFlyr
You're then still left with a concave "dent" in...

You're then still left with a concave "dent" in the bottom of your fairing? (Not an issue. Just seeking clarity.) I presume those round strips need to be cut as circles ("doughnuts," not just round...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-13-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,652
Posted By SabreFlyr
Rudder fairing trailing edges

Another question: did anyone sand the aft end of their rudder fairings to match the taper of the rudder trailing edge? I'd prefer the appearance but would fear for the weakness of the thinned...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-13-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,652
Posted By SabreFlyr
Okay, Larry. Now you've lost me a bit. First of...

Okay, Larry. Now you've lost me a bit. First of all, is the 7A's rudder bottom fairing done the same as the dragon tail -14? Did you make a patch like below?

What confuses me is that you at one...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-13-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,652
Posted By SabreFlyr
Thanks, Larry. I've been studying that thread but...

Thanks, Larry. I've been studying that thread but there's a lot there! I'll dive back in.

I tend to think microballoons = filler, microfibers = (at least somewhat) structural = flox.

Bill, did you...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-12-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,652
Posted By SabreFlyr
West Systems 403 Microfibers vs cotton flox; peel ply?

Getting ready to start on some of my tail fairings. I'll soon be cutting the big hole in the bottom of the rudder bottom fairing to clear the tailwheel spring (p. 12-04; fiberglass patch is applied...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 39,380
Posted By SabreFlyr
Scott, would a muffler be an option on the new...

Scott, would a muffler be an option on the new exhaust?
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