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Forum: RV-14 04-27-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,648
Posted By 2of5
Ordered my SB Fuse August 8, 2021

I picked it up at the ABF depot yesterday morning, got it home and started unpacking everything. The crate was pristine and undamaged, and everything looks great inside, pending unwrapping everything...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-19-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
SB Fuselage on the way!

Last week, Vans website said my kit would head to crating around April 25 to May 15.

A day or two later I get an email that it headed to crating. Then the next day an email saying my kit had...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-24-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
First update in a while...

Now that things have settled down, I went ahead and placed my SB fuse order back in August, and my finishing kit last week. I'm expecting the fuse in or around April and the finishing kit next...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,820
Posted By 2of5
I also went with the EAA benches, but no casters....

I also went with the EAA benches, but no casters. That will probably change because they are HEAVY. I used 3/4" plywood with a overlay of fiberboard as a wearing surface. I got two 2x5' and one 3x4'...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-14-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,300
Posted By 2of5
Hi Martin, Are you at KPTK? My son is in...

Hi Martin, Are you at KPTK? My son is in Rochester Hills, the next time I'm over for a visit if you're around I'd love to see your build, been following you on Youtube.

Fingers crossed for an open...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,732
Posted By 2of5
I am in the same boat

As @SantosDumont. I was ready to order my SB fuse back in March 2020, then all heck broke loose. So I've had a 95% complete empennage sitting in my basement since then. I paused because I wasn't...
Forum: Canada 09-06-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,750
Posted By 2of5
Another thank you to Les.

Another thank you to Les.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,878
Posted By 2of5
Passive Dave Clarks now, I used to have an...

Passive Dave Clarks now, I used to have an ancient (1983) Telex D950.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,639
Posted By 2of5
Congratulations! Quite the turnout :D

Congratulations! Quite the turnout :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,081
Posted By 2of5
That's how I've looked at it.

That's how I've looked at it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,329
Posted By 2of5
Nice!

Looking forward to watching the progress on YT!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,438
Posted By 2of5
Me too

Just ordered it at lunch, it's on my Kindle for later :)
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,279
Posted By 2of5
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-24-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,288
Posted By 2of5
Sounds like a great time! I have lots of memories...

Sounds like a great time! I have lots of memories of flying up there with my dad when I was a kid. The top shot of the ramp looked familiar, sure enough he took a picture of me next to a brand new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,134
Posted By 2of5
Primed

Spent a good 7-8 hours prepping and priming the three bottom tail cone skins.

Dimpling is on the menu for today.
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,910
Posted By 2of5
Found the answer, it is roughly 44 inches

Found the answer, it is roughly 44 inches
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,910
Posted By 2of5
Tailcone width measurement?

Getting started on my tailcone, next step is priming the skins then assembling. Does anyone know offhand how wide the tailcone is at the widest point, at the forward end of the F-01418B longerons?

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,301
Posted By 2of5
Small world, Greg! My checkride I mentioned was...

Small world, Greg! My checkride I mentioned was from KLGB to KFUL and back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,301
Posted By 2of5
L16 Meadowlark

Took my instruction at Meadowlark Airport in Huntington Beach, California. First solo January 20, 1984, in N714YQ (a 152). Did my checkride at Long Beach, June 30, 1984, with Abe Paster (anybody...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-08-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,060
Posted By 2of5
Nice getting back in the air isn't it? I had a...

Nice getting back in the air isn't it? I had a chance to go up for the first time last week after almost 90 days, missed having to do a quick checkride with an instructor for insurance reasons in the...
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,461
Posted By 2of5
I used

Proseal, with plenty of curing time. I also partially set every 10th rivet (all heads on one side), then gradually set them fully.

Starting at post #19 in this...
Forum: Canada 04-09-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By 2of5
The other Kingsville chiming in here :) My -14...

The other Kingsville chiming in here :)

My -14 kit was sent to the ABF freight depot in Romulus, so I just rented a UHaul locally and brought it back through the tunnel. Just paid HST on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By 2of5
I've got a -7 kit that I bought in Ohio and...

I've got a -7 kit that I bought in Ohio and brought to Canada. As I had been out of the country long enough I didn't have to pay taxes on it.

Going back the other way, I imagine it would be similar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,642
Posted By 2of5
Congratulations and Thank You!

Congratulations and Thank You!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,185
Posted By 2of5
Seconded. Great pic!

Seconded. Great pic!
Forum: RV-14 02-29-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,982
Posted By 2of5
Nice! Congratulations.

Nice! Congratulations.
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,594
Posted By 2of5
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,944
Posted By 2of5
Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Thanks for the feedback everyone.
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,944
Posted By 2of5
Hi Tom, That's good to know, thanks.

Hi Tom,
That's good to know, thanks.
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,944
Posted By 2of5
Another build sequence question

I anticipate being finished with my tail kit in the next couple of months, and wanted to see if anyone else followed this sequence:

I was considering ordering the SB fuse kit next, very soon given...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
I did, but the angled dies I bought from...

I did, but the angled dies I bought from Cleaveland were set up for the opposite angle for the elevators. They're held in alignment with a wire spring, but it wasn't removable.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
Thanks Dennis! I'll keep that in mind. :)

Thanks Dennis! I'll keep that in mind. :)
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
Rudder assembly Part 2b

I put a strip of painter?s tape down the trailing edge then labeled the holes 1 through 10 and then repeating. I also taped the edges of my back riveting plate to avoid scratching, even though I have...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
Rudder assembly Part 2a

January 12 ? February 4: I had been putting this task off as I was apprehensive about riveting the trailing edge and keeping it straight. As it turns out, the double flush riveting was easier than I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
Elevators

Been busy lately, so updates are behind.

December 14-29: Cut and fit all the elevator parts, then disassembled for deburring and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,855
Posted By 2of5
Gorgeous! Great work.

Gorgeous! Great work.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-27-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
Hi Rick, Yep, it is Mac, we've played phone tag,...

Hi Rick,
Yep, it is Mac, we've played phone tag, he left me a message about rivet visibility. I've been down to CH2A, and just volunteered with Perry for the Flight Chops build, and met another local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,171
Posted By 2of5
Deburring

I have the rudder clecoed to the workbench, waiting for the proseal to firm up a bit more before I rivet, it's been a week, but I'll give it a few more days. While waiting I continued deburring all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,729
Posted By 2of5
Very informative

And an eye-opener :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,469
Posted By 2of5
Very true Charlie. I may get a better response if...

Very true Charlie. I may get a better response if I haul it over to my son's place in Southeast Michigan and meet potential buyers there. It's only an hour from me, but would simplify things.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,469
Posted By 2of5
My second ad is expiring soon

I've got a -7 empennage, partially completed, that I've posted on here twice, for less than half of the Vans price. No interest whatsoever.

Maybe I'll just wrap it up and put it in the rafters at...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-16-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
HS Done

At least as far as I can go until the pre-closing inspection:

November 9-16: After clecoing in the 905 nose ribs, I riveted them into place. Then the completed front spar/interspar assembly was put...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-16-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
Thanks for the feedback! :) Unfortunately he's a...

Thanks for the feedback! :) Unfortunately he's a couple of hours away.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 214,529
Posted By 2of5
Looks familiar

I took my PPL check ride at LGB. I was flying out of Meadowlark (L16) in Huntington Beach, just south of the SLI VOR. Can't believe it's been closed and turned into a shopping center and subdivision...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-05-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
VS "done" as far as Canada allows

November 4: riveted the VS skin to the skeleton. I wrapped the tungsten bucking bar in hockey tape to try to keep the scuffing to a minimum. Got it all completed in one session. All but the front two...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-02-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
New squeezer arrived

So in the last post I mentioned that I needed to order a longeron or flange-nose yoke for my Main Squeeze squeezer from Cleaveland Tool. I got on their website Monday to order and realized that my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-27-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
Finally an update

I've been too busy building (and working to pay for it all) to make any updates, either here or on the blog rv14a.ca. Until today.

I finally started populating the blog with all the pictures of my...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,878
Posted By 2of5
Wow!

Looks great.
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,669
Posted By 2of5
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,628
Posted By 2of5
Compared to factory

I recently disassembled a 1946 Cessna 140, down to the individual fuselage frames and skins. I saw no deburring and prep to the standards that the RV assembly instructions specify. Sheared sheets...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,468
Posted By 2of5
Across the border

140665 has arrived and is in the garage. Self-clearing customs was a breeze (except for the 13% tax :eek:), and the CBSA agent at the counter was chatting me up about his cousin who built a float...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,468
Posted By 2of5
BOL

Just now got my BOL, should be at the Detroit terminal for pickup next Friday.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-13-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
Importing a partially completed kit

Hi,
Yep, I bought it from a gentleman in Dayton. I had spent a week in the states for work when I picked it up, and got lucky as my wife was with me and the CBSA agent at the border combined our...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,468
Posted By 2of5
I ordered Wednesday

And I'm 140665. I was told my wire transfer went through last Monday, and my order is now in Crating. They did inform me that there were a lot of orders from the show and they were working through...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-02-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
Thanks Tom!

Thanks Tom!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-02-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,059
Posted By 2of5
RV-14 #140665

So, long story: In the late 1980s I was a subscriber to Kitplanes magazine, and saw ads and articles about the RV-3 and -4. That was the plane I wanted to build. I was living at the time near the...
Forum: Reviews 12-06-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,703
Posted By 2of5
I was just there day before yesterday, and did...

I was just there day before yesterday, and did the morning tour with Sterling too.

Great time, and informative seeing where the pieces of my -7A were born. Halfway tempted to switch to a -14A though...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,007
Posted By 2of5
Congrats!

Very nice! :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,839
Posted By 2of5
Thanks for the tip Larry!

Thanks for the tip Larry!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,839
Posted By 2of5
Thanks. It's not even a year old, so it came with...

Thanks. It's not even a year old, so it came with them already. I ordered new ones to replace the existing drilled ones.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,839
Posted By 2of5
First replacement part order

I got my workshop finally set up and tools in hand and decided to take a look at the -7A empennage kit that I picked up last October from a gentleman who started it but only got so far before life...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-22-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 323,828
Posted By 2of5
I'd love to see a single-seat -8 that could take...

I'd love to see a single-seat -8 that could take a -540 engine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,003
Posted By 2of5
Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for sharing!
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