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Forum: RV-14 11-26-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By coffeeguy
I ordered my hoses from Aircraft Specialty...

I ordered my hoses from Aircraft Specialty Flightlines. Very happy with their advice, ordering and speed of delivery. Product came in a week or two ago and everything looks very nice. Engine...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 212,680
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks for the posting on the remote handle. Do...

Thanks for the posting on the remote handle. Do they publish the slides from the talk anywhere? Possibly EAA. Prior to doing that I would make sure it would work with my interior scheme. Looks...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By coffeeguy
OK, so that was a non-event in the end. What...

OK, so that was a non-event in the end. What wound up making the difference is that I found a piece of wood the same height as the side rail and then put my bucking bar on top of it so that it could...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks. Yeah, at this point there have been some...

Thanks. Yeah, at this point there have been some hard rivets. These ones are tough because the two bottom ones leave so little clearance to the side rail. If you buck them flat to the side rail...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By coffeeguy
canopy handle rivets

Wondering if anyone has installed blind rivets for the C-01437 canopy handles. These are real bears, the two lower ones are difficult to get a bucking bar on because of the side frame is too close. ...
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,349
Posted By coffeeguy
I always make it a habit when turning base to...

I always make it a habit when turning base to final to give a good look for straight in traffic to the right. It's part of my normal pattern scan now
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-03-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks guys. Looks like I'll order the tube then.

Thanks guys. Looks like I'll order the tube then.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-03-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By coffeeguy
aeroshell-22 in tube

I'm at the point where I'm going to put my wheels together and grease the bearings. The Grove manual calls for Aeroshell-22 or Mobil 28. I can find Aeroshell in a tube for pretty cheap, relatively...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By coffeeguy
I ordered my fwf kit a few weeks ago and deleted...

I ordered my fwf kit a few weeks ago and deleted the hoses as I'm going to use aircraft specialty flightlines.
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By coffeeguy
Firewall forward kit - changes?

I ordered my firewall forward kit last night and called today to confirm and discuss. They mentioned that most people delete stuff from the stock kit and not many people order the stock kit. I'm...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By coffeeguy
Ryan, You don't dimple these holes until after...

Ryan,
You don't dimple these holes until after the window is fitted. That way you don't have the dimple interfering and scraping the window and you can more accurately drill the window.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By coffeeguy
rear window center back dimple

For those of you that haven't dimpled your screws for the rear window. I couldn't get my squeezer into position for the center back screw to dimple it because the rollbar brace is underneath. It...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,659
Posted By coffeeguy
I broke off my 6-32 tap in my rear window and...

I broke off my 6-32 tap in my rear window and roll bar tonight. Found this thread and felt a little better that I'm not alone. Someone mentioned using cutting oil while tapping the threads. I...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By coffeeguy
If you can afford it and are progressing on the...

If you can afford it and are progressing on the tail then order the wing kit now. Even for slow builders the tail kit doesn't take very long. If lead time is 8 months and is accurate then figure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,781
Posted By coffeeguy
Andrew, Same here, although I think we are in the...

Andrew,
Same here, although I think we are in the majority of first time builders. I joked that I was going to put the titleist logo on the vertical stab. Of course any mistakes seems 10x worse...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,018
Posted By coffeeguy
There are a few kids. There is or at least was,...

There are a few kids. There is or at least was, a swingset in the backyard that my daughter used a few times over the years.
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By coffeeguy
I appreciate everyone's comments. Looks like...

I appreciate everyone's comments. Looks like I'll see if I can get it bumped up on the schedule a bit.

Chris, I would like to come and check out your bird, I'm about 3 miles from the airport to...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks! That's what I kind of thought, but it's...

Thanks! That's what I kind of thought, but it's nice to get verification. My goal is to get the plexi all done in August/Sept while it is still nice and warm here.
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By coffeeguy
finishing kit - engine delivery schedule

I just got my finishing kit and am trying to figure out how long it's going to take me to get to the point I need an engine. I've searched the archives and did a google search, but haven't reached a...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,396
Posted By coffeeguy
I "crafted" :) this. It was cheap, quick and not...

I "crafted" :) this. It was cheap, quick and not pretty. Used a few 2x4"s and some shipping crate sides. Used it for both wings without a problem. You can use it like shown or you can put it spar...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By coffeeguy
Remember, you aren't really "buying" the tool,...

Remember, you aren't really "buying" the tool, but renting it. You will be able to sell it when you are finished and the delta to what you paid for it is the cost of the rental. Granted, your cash...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks for the offer. My plan is to do a deep...

Thanks for the offer. My plan is to do a deep immersion at Oshkosh this year. I haven't looked at panels, engines, paint, etc in the past because there is so much to see and I had plenty of time. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,772
Posted By coffeeguy
Following this thread...and what was everything...

Following this thread...and what was everything that you had switches assigned for?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,340
Posted By coffeeguy
Somewhere between 2005 and 2010 I was in a...

Somewhere between 2005 and 2010 I was in a factory in Rockford, IL, working on some computer systems. They showed me a very large bunch of racks, all folded together, that had all of the wire runs...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks for the suggestions. I cut the Dynon...

Thanks for the suggestions. I cut the Dynon pictures out of the brochure and am going to buy some foamboard or something similar and tape them up and mount them on the panel frame. Also looking at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By coffeeguy
Past time to think about the panel

I just finished the fuselage kit and am waiting on my finish kit. I'm starting to look into how to layout the panel, what I need, etc. I have no idea at this point. I have decided on a Dynon 10"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,129
Posted By coffeeguy
Hi Mike, East of Chicago? Are you flying a V35b...

Hi Mike,
East of Chicago? Are you flying a V35b on floats? :) I'm in the NW burbs, so don't know too much of the SE area, which I'm guessing is where you are. There are a few builders around here...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks! I'll sand it and touch up one or two...

Thanks! I'll sand it and touch up one or two areas, but it's pretty good. Just wanted to see what experience others had.

Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By coffeeguy
All else aside, if you do buy everything at once,...

All else aside, if you do buy everything at once, then building speed may become a factor. Everything comes in a blue plastic film and you may find that it may be difficult to get off if you don't...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By coffeeguy
Rear window shim smoothness

I just finished assembling my roll bar this weekend and am prepping it for paint. I looked ahead to the finish kit and it looks like there is nothing between the shim and the window. I'm a little...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-08-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By coffeeguy
when building benches don't forget to add an...

when building benches don't forget to add an overhang so that you can clamp stuff to the bench. Pretty necessary for me.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By coffeeguy
Straight Thru Compression fitting for brakes

I am installing a Matco PVPV-D parking brake valve in my 14A just on top of the center support for the rudder pedals. Aircraft Specialties and TS Flightlines has a nice install doc with pictures...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By coffeeguy
Safely out of the way is fantastic. I had my...

Safely out of the way is fantastic. I had my tailcone in the garage for about 2 years or so and I was terrified that I would kink one of the two long sections of skin that mate to the fuselage. ...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,201
Posted By coffeeguy
I did this exercise a few weeks ago in my...

I did this exercise a few weeks ago in my Cherokee 180. Nothing at all with the heater and defroster on. If I opened the front vents, which intake at the front edge of the wing root, I got a...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,319
Posted By coffeeguy
I just mated my two fuse sections together and...

I just mated my two fuse sections together and used two of the EAA tables like Ivan. Their height makes it easy to do the riveting along the bottom of the join line and the aft rivets of the bottom...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,030
Posted By coffeeguy
I came across this web site last night, looking...

I came across this web site last night, looking for a parking brake setup. https://www.smashsrv-14build.com/2020/02/section-33-hours-18-some-of-places-ive.html

It has a nice picture of some dimple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,259
Posted By coffeeguy
Just put in a small order from Aircraft Spruce,...

Just put in a small order from Aircraft Spruce, shipping out of West Chicago. Thought about just going to pick it up and saving the $10.60. Let's see, 45 minutes each way, gas for the car,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 969
Posted By coffeeguy
Forum searching

The new forum is great, performance is snappy. One thing that hasn't changed as far as I know is the search function. Probably not much to be done about it since it's part of the software. I've...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,163
Posted By coffeeguy
cool! thanks. that looks like that is going to...

cool! thanks. that looks like that is going to work nicely. I was kind of afraid to take the cage apart, sometimes you never know how long it will take you to put it back together.
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,163
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks, drill press it is then. The countersink...

Thanks, drill press it is then. The countersink bit is a threaded bit, did you just put it in the chuck with light pressure or is there something that will accept the bit and then fit into the...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,163
Posted By coffeeguy
Countersinking Andair fuel selector faceplate

I'm on page 31-03, step 5, machine countersink the faceplate of the fuel selector valve to fit the screws (ms24693-c273). The faceplate is not flat and I'm not too excited to freehand this, since...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,154
Posted By coffeeguy
Off the top of my head and not looking at the...

Off the top of my head and not looking at the plans, I'm pretty sure that is because these are ribs under the wingwalk and those are called out countersinking the skin instead of dimples.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,568
Posted By coffeeguy
I'm paying for each kit as it goes, but at some...

I'm paying for each kit as it goes, but at some point I am going to sell my Cherokee and pay for some of the big stuff. I may consider financing the engine and prop so I can keep flying while I...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,568
Posted By coffeeguy
When should I order the engine

First time builder. I've been happily (most of the time) banging away at rivets. I'm currently working on riveting the tail and fuse together. I started looking ahead at when to order the finish...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,477
Posted By coffeeguy
I am using the 3m firebarrier too. It was about...

I am using the 3m firebarrier too. It was about $40 on your favorite website. The issue, though, that I'm having is that I can't get it to come out of the tube to finish off the sides of the...
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,080
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks Paul, I have the one on the right, but the...

Thanks Paul,
I have the one on the right, but the bracket kept it from compressing the rivet more than a slight bit. Here is what I ultimately came up with and it worked fine along with the bucking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,384
Posted By coffeeguy
I have been using a Reiff oil sump and cylinder...

I have been using a Reiff oil sump and cylinder bands on my O-360 Piper Cherokee for 17 years. Wow, I've had it that long? It sat outside for most of that time, but I had electricity in several...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,080
Posted By coffeeguy
Here is the rivet that I'm having difficulty with.

Here is the rivet that I'm having difficulty with.
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,080
Posted By coffeeguy
Rivet on F-01457

There is a rivet on the F-01457 gusset that is kicking my backside. It is the rear most 426 rivet that is located in the "match drill" hole. I can't find a bucking bar that I can get into the area....
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,838
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks everyone. It doesn't seem so bleak now,...

Thanks everyone. It doesn't seem so bleak now, the photos of the paint jobs you guys put up looked great. It looks like I can achieve a decent looking paint job without overdoing it. I'm not...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-01-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,838
Posted By coffeeguy
When did you paint the interior - or not

I'm getting to the point where I think I need to start worrying about painting the interior. Or maybe I should have a bit ago. I've been priming the parts that require it, but generally after...
Forum: Tools 09-25-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,103
Posted By coffeeguy
+1 on the Harbor Freight buffer. I love it. ...

+1 on the Harbor Freight buffer. I love it. It's bolted to my bench and it is sooo quiet. My grinder, admittedly an older Craftsman dinosaur, is much louder, vibrates more and takes it's time...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,591
Posted By coffeeguy
I was putting on these nutplates today and...

I was putting on these nutplates today and wondered the same thing about the dimples. The root fairing attach angles (F-14119 and F-14120) on the top side of the wing that are attached to the fuse...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By coffeeguy
It's important to have the proper alignment. I...

It's important to have the proper alignment. I find that I get the best results when I keep the rivet shop head in the exact middle of the flat set.

First step for me is to set the rivet in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-20-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,023
Posted By coffeeguy
Take care and make sure that it doesn't spin in...

Take care and make sure that it doesn't spin in the hole. A needle nose pliers to keep the "tail" from spinning as you drill out the head is sometimes necessary when drilling out pulled rivets.
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,346
Posted By coffeeguy
I did a check of a few 14s at Airventure 2 or 3...

I did a check of a few 14s at Airventure 2 or 3 years ago and some had them over and some had them under. I think the 14 and 14A were different too. One of them was the East coast demo ride.
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,666
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks, I was thinking too much. I'll just go...

Thanks, I was thinking too much. I'll just go with the bandsaw and sander.
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,666
Posted By coffeeguy
Longeron Block

I'm not a woodworker and don't have the tools. I need to create the longeron blocks that are used for putting the 10 degree twist in. Before I buy a router and a 3/13" round over bit I thought I...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,573
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks for the suggestion to call Stein. I...

Thanks for the suggestion to call Stein. I called Van's today and left a message with the parts sales number. Funny thing is that I found it once, but can't seem to find it again.

BTW, don't mean...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,573
Posted By coffeeguy
Vans store search is challenging

I know that they are making progress on the web store, but jeesh, it's hard to order things from Van's if you aren't talking to a human. Trying to search the web site for ES WH-00125 KIT. This is...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By coffeeguy
Hi Turner. That's what I saw too. I'm looking at...

Hi Turner.
That's what I saw too. I'm looking at it again and I have the same problem on the front of the brace. It calls for rivets after the brace is installed and tightened down, but there is no...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By coffeeguy
aft gear brace - 5qty 4-5 skin rivets

I'm at the point of joining the front fuselage together. Not the big join with the tailcone. There are 5 3/8" rivets on each side that go thru the aft gear brace into the skin that weren't riveted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,672
Posted By coffeeguy
I think that if one guy shows up by flying in it...

I think that if one guy shows up by flying in it will be the guy that didn't bring the notam and he's going to call up the tower and ask for instructions.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks Steve and Chris. I didn't have a clear...

Thanks Steve and Chris. I didn't have a clear understanding of that section and the pictures showed it really well. Excellent looking project there Steve!
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