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Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By JDBoston
Fuselage Wiring Harness - When and How

I'm at that stage of the build where the decision tree gets more complicated. (Chapter 29 - Fuselage where you can actually start to envision this thing is an airplane)

My current thoughts are...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-10-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By JDBoston
Fantastic video thanks! I am planning on doing...

Fantastic video thanks!

I am planning on doing this in my Cherokee (RV14 is still in progress) this summer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By JDBoston
Another happy myflightbook.com user. I run the...

Another happy myflightbook.com user. I run the app on my phone while flying, and everything is tracked and backed up nightly. I have used it for years.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By JDBoston
A couple months on the Fuselage kit B/O parts....

A couple months on the Fuselage kit B/O parts. Several are back in stock but Vans says that they wait until everything is in before shipping. Apparently a bag of bushings isn't back in for a few more...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By JDBoston
Welcome! Hope you enjoy the build. I assume by...

Welcome! Hope you enjoy the build. I assume by the question you don't have a lot of experience with any sheet metal, but I found more valuable than books was to actually work on the practice projects...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By JDBoston
Thanks Tom. That's my usual way of working, and I...

Thanks Tom. That's my usual way of working, and I totally agree. I stopped to think on this one just because it's a thick piece on both sides surrounded by lots of bolts and screws. I am about to...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By JDBoston
Countersunk wrong side of thick piece

I have an email out to support, but am thinking through the ramifications of my latest mistake and wonder if this is salvageable without part replacement. This is from the fuselage page 25-05 and is...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,975
Posted By JDBoston
Thanks everyone. Just to clarify, I am asking...

Thanks everyone. Just to clarify, I am asking about the table size to build the actual fuselage main assembly itself, not the join. The join I can do by combining a couple of existing tables.
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,975
Posted By JDBoston
How large a table for the Fuselage build?

I am unhappy with my EAA1000 tables that I built years ago, they have served me well but now are not as rigid as I would like them to be (Back riveting is a challenge with these now). I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,075
Posted By JDBoston
The question was, do they send another...

The question was, do they send another notification prior to shipment, and the answer is no from what I was sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,075
Posted By JDBoston
Contact Vans but here is a recent answer

I ordered my 14A Fuse kit a couple of months ago (shipping is delayed quite a bit).

The paperwork that I was sent showed the final balance due, and when/how to send and also had the language at the...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,006
Posted By JDBoston
Same question

I am close to this point as well and received advice to just wait until later in the build.

I think I will go ahead with chapter 11 as well, are there any considerations or changes you need to make...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-03-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,258
Posted By JDBoston
Helpful Video

The 1970 vibe is strong on this one, but it helped me a lot in at least understanding basic terms and process and I am a complete beginner still with fiberglass. There may be newer materials which...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 149,190
Posted By JDBoston
I made the same mistake, but my kit was shipped...

I made the same mistake, but my kit was shipped back in 2014 so it has been quite a while where this has been happening. It needs to be clarified and I am surprised it hasnít been by now.
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,487
Posted By JDBoston
Besides breaking the edges which I think was...

Besides breaking the edges which I think was called out in the plans, I also had to somewhat aggressively coax (bend) the aft area here as you mention after the fact to get it to sit more flush. The...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 148,340
Posted By JDBoston
Big milestone for me

Finally looks a bit like an airplane.

After years of starting and stopping, I am getting momentum back into the project.

Fuselage kit is on order for a late September/Early October delivery.

I...
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,084
Posted By JDBoston
WTB: RV-14 Fuse Kit

I have seen a few of these threads recently. Before I order from the mothership, I figured I would put it out there in case someone is looking to sell their fuse kit (not started or early on). Feel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,788
Posted By JDBoston
Unfortunately Marlboro is gone now, the owner...

Unfortunately Marlboro is gone now, the owner sold it a few years ago and it may have already been developed into condos.

I learned at the famous KVNY (Van Nuys, CA) and soloed there as well on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-09-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,891
Posted By JDBoston
Congratulations! I know.... These kids just show...

Congratulations! I know.... These kids just show up out of nowhere and derail the whole build. I have one that actually has the nerve to want to go to college right now, so inconvenient :)

Keep...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By JDBoston
Thanks everyone. Indeed I did not glue at all...

Thanks everyone. Indeed I did not glue at all when I assembled these years ago. I?m going to see about taking them apart and gluing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By JDBoston
Thanks, I should clarify for those reading it...

Thanks, I should clarify for those reading it isn't that the legs on the ground wobble - It is the structure itself - the table has some give to it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By JDBoston
Fixing workbench wobbles

For someone who has been building for a long time on and off this question shows my ignorance of carpentry :)

I built two EAA tables, one is 72" and the other one is a smaller 30" square table....
Forum: Primers 04-22-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By JDBoston
Now I understand what you are saying. Thanks!

Now I understand what you are saying. Thanks!
Forum: Primers 04-22-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By JDBoston
Interior primer

Just to be clear to people (and thanks for the suggestions so far) this is for the interior, not priming to paint. I am going to see if I can use what I have because I have been happy with the wash...
Forum: Primers 04-21-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By JDBoston
Shelf life of Sherman Williams Primer

I have restarted work on my 14A, and know that Sherman Williams mentions a three year shelf life for their wash primer. Has anyone had success using older primer perhaps 4-5 years old or should I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,805
Posted By JDBoston
With all the experience you have had, this is...

With all the experience you have had, this is most likely a basic suggestion but are you 100% sure you are flush to the work, and more importantly are you clamping your work so it doesn't move? Do...
Forum: Primers 07-20-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,543
Posted By JDBoston
It is more expensive but I found that the SEM ...

It is more expensive but I found that the SEM (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/semprimer.php?clickkey=222679)rattle can primer gave more consistent better coverage but I have used the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 20,982
Posted By JDBoston
Late to all the replies, but I will be there to...

Late to all the replies, but I will be there to talk about my multiple starts, never finishes, and tall tales :)

Look forward to putting some faces and names together. I want to go to the concert...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,544
Posted By JDBoston
Looking forward to meeting other RV builders even...

Looking forward to meeting other RV builders even though I am not yet a 12 builder I would love to meet up to put names to faces and pick your respective brains :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By JDBoston
I am not changing my path (yet) but I will have...

I am not changing my path (yet) but I will have to agree considering I can't make up my mind on which one I am going to eventually finish building :eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By JDBoston
John, Thanks for the information. As many know...

John,
Thanks for the information. As many know (and my signature) I am building a 14 and have built at least half of an RV-9 tail kit in the past so the building part I am quite familar with at this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By JDBoston
Demo Ride at Osh this year?

I am hoping to get a demo ride in the RV-12 this year at Oshkosh. Any idea if those are going to be available at Vans?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,551
Posted By JDBoston
Or just pick a service perhaps that is stronger...

Or just pick a service perhaps that is stronger from the market perspective at least for now...

Why not just share from google photos (or onedrive, etc)? Sure, it is the same problem (3rd party) at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,551
Posted By JDBoston
I would expect many 'free' or near free services...

I would expect many 'free' or near free services to end this way. They typically price themselves in such a way that sustainability is not possible.


Horse's...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-24-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,256
Posted By JDBoston
For what it's worth, we parked at Hampton Roads...

For what it's worth, we parked at Hampton Roads (KPVG) for several years before and after the renovation (Beautiful "new" terminal building) when we were going to Virginia Beach. It was very...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,144
Posted By JDBoston
Scott, I totally agree, and after the fact...

Scott,

I totally agree, and after the fact stared at it and couldn't believe that "I just did that". In my case I stopped after 4-5 holes because I realized it made no sense, but It was a new type...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,144
Posted By JDBoston
Now I don't feel as dumb. I think the wording on...

Now I don't feel as dumb. I think the wording on that step should be changed...

For reference its 8-4, step 2:
Clamp the spar cap in place. Match-Drill #30 the 1/8 [3.2 mm] holes of the spar web...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,144
Posted By JDBoston
I am curious. What spar was this? I did the same...

I am curious. What spar was this?

I did the same thing to the Horiz Stab spar. I misread the plans and drilled some of the spar to spar cap holes #30. I ended up having a new spar shipped to someone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,406
Posted By JDBoston
Seriously..... Clueless am I ;) Nothing to see...

Seriously..... Clueless am I ;)

Nothing to see here people - move along :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,406
Posted By JDBoston
Van's News - Scott Risan Retires - Mitch Lock new GM

Congratulations to Mitch, and I hope that this change brings with it more frequent communication from the mothership regarding company news, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By JDBoston
I think I understand what you are asking. By...

I think I understand what you are asking. By Double dimpled you mean dimpled pieces that are layered on top of each other?

I am guessing you are trying to measure with a rivet gauge either to assess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,416
Posted By JDBoston
Doug, Even though I am building a 14A after...

Doug,

Even though I am building a 14A after starting on a 9A a few years ago, thanks for writing up your experiences. Care to comment a little bit on the nosewheel of the 9A and any perceived...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,332
Posted By JDBoston
I chose to follow the manual and not add...

I chose to follow the manual and not add anything, thanks for all the opinions.

Scott: I will also take care to get the bends correct for the leading edge so there is very little load on the skins...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,332
Posted By JDBoston
I am spreading this as well like everyone else....

I am spreading this as well like everyone else. Maybe I should generalize. It is not mentioned in the plans at all so I assume not a recommendation. Should we put anything (RTV, Proseal, tape, etc,...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,332
Posted By JDBoston
Rudder Stiffeners - Proseal or not

After seeing postings regarding cracks on the .016 rudder skins on other models some people mention that they proseal the stiffeners. Since there is no mention of it that I can see in the plans what...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,322
Posted By JDBoston
Correct, the one that does not accept a set of...

Correct, the one that does not accept a set of dies.
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,322
Posted By JDBoston
Ray, The mounting holes are universal at least...

Ray,
The mounting holes are universal at least for the tools that the vendors sell to RV builders. So those yokes have holes that make them usable with Pneumatic, Hand, etc squeezers.

I have a 3"...
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,267
Posted By JDBoston
You can actually see them here as...

You can actually see them here as well:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv14.htm

Those sections are published.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,379
Posted By JDBoston
Try This

You may want to take a look at the counters to see what specifically is draining the battery:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201264

You may need to clear the counters first and wait a day or two...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-23-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 247,472
Posted By JDBoston
I asked Gus about this after a talk he gave a...

I asked Gus about this after a talk he gave a couple of years ago at Oshkosh and he told me that he doubts that they would produce a product in between the 7/9 and 14 but more likely they would...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,776
Posted By JDBoston
http://www.panamericantool.com/cleco-fasteners/nov...

http://www.panamericantool.com/cleco-fasteners/novar-pneumatic-instalation-tool-2853.html
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,776
Posted By JDBoston
Interested in the "why"

Hopefully Scott sees this and can answer.

I am curious why the prior models were not (or are not) pre-punched to exact size. I assume the equipment used for the various models is similar or the same...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,329
Posted By JDBoston
Have you found this rectangular shaped one to be...

Have you found this rectangular shaped one to be generally useful? I have this one:
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Tungsten-Bucking-Bar/productinfo/BBT41/#.WA4kzPkrKUk


But do wonder which one to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,923
Posted By JDBoston
Thanks everyone! Tomorrow is the big day, I have...

Thanks everyone!

Tomorrow is the big day, I have a UHAUL booked, and will transport it in the wing stand.

I am going to combine several of these suggestions. Boeshield I will spray on the outside...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,923
Posted By JDBoston
Wing Storage Guidance needed

Various posts have provided some information, but I want to ask for advice directly about my situation.

I am finally at a point of being able to store my wings at the 95% complete phase and move on...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,186
Posted By JDBoston
Aileron attach bolt direction

Very simple question: Which direction is the head of the aileron attach bolt supposed to face? In the newer plans the cutaway for the inboard one has the bolt head facing towards the outboard and the...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,145
Posted By JDBoston
Mike is right, it works well, but beware - Adjust...

Mike is right, it works well, but beware - Adjust it so that the clamping pressure is fairly light even if you have to do a couple of passes. It has a tendency to ride up or slip so go slow and be...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,172
Posted By JDBoston
The aluminum tip rib that you install in the aft...

The aluminum tip rib that you install in the aft portion of the wing tip rib requires that it be flush with the inboard portion of the wingtip when drilling it.

In order to manipulate this rib and...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,172
Posted By JDBoston
Wing Tip Rib advice

I have been stalled on what seems like a simple step for a while.

The Wing Tips are installed, I just put a few screws in to hold them in place because it is difficult to get them in without...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,257
Posted By JDBoston
Same here with kit #152. I am STILL finishing the...

Same here with kit #152. I am STILL finishing the wings and will move on to this portion shortly so I am interested in what you find. I am yet to study the plans here though to understand where this...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,365
Posted By JDBoston
Once you have made the sheet public and have the...

Once you have made the sheet public and have the link that google provided you, just post the link here.

It is located in the "share" section of the spreadsheet (top right).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,426
Posted By JDBoston
http://download.aopa.org/advocacy/G5_STC.pdf

http://download.aopa.org/advocacy/G5_STC.pdf
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,426
Posted By JDBoston
Mine looks like it is going to get one :) The AI...

Mine looks like it is going to get one :) The AI just started acting up, and once it fails my partner and I may go this direction.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-21-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,890
Posted By JDBoston
Between this improvement (the procedures being...

Between this improvement (the procedures being available from the radial menu) as well as the flight plan being accessible from the map I will have to say Garmin Pilot may end up being my main EFB.
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