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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Jskyking
I removed the chuck this afternoon and wire...

I removed the chuck this afternoon and wire brushed then cleaned inside the spindle - remounted the chuck, still has a very slight wobble. It’s unnoticeable when drilling flat aluminum plate, round...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Jskyking
Needing a good floor drill

My old Delta drill press is developing a wobbly chuck. I bought it second hand and it may be time to buy another one. I知 not interested in a HF model, but don稚 want to spend a ton either. Any ideas...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By Jskyking
WTB: 120 deg dimple die and countersink

I was rolling along with the ailerons and was looking ahead to tomorrow and saw where I need to dimple using a 120deg dimple die and figure I値l need a countersink later in for a CS-4 rivet. I...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,757
Posted By Jskyking
Thanks for the information and pictures. I gave...

Thanks for the information and pictures. I gave the method a test run. Worked great.
jt
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By Jskyking
Bending nose skin edges

I知 to the point on p. 21-06 preparing to bend the nose skin edges. At first glance, referencing chapter 5, they use a small block with a grove to put a slight bend in the edges.
On the wing, I used...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,757
Posted By Jskyking
Can someone post a picture of the method they...

Can someone post a picture of the method they used to secure the countersink gauge to the drill press to prevent spinning.thanks
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By Jskyking
Microstop jig

I知 getting ready to start on my flaps and the plans call for a jig in order to countersink the holes in the flap brackets.

I can cut the dimensions on my band saw, but the keyhole is another...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By Jskyking
Mark , my wings weren’t installed so my method...

Mark , my wings weren’t installed so my method may not work without the tanks being off the wing. Anyhow, I used an automotive brake hand vacuum, I think it’s a Mity Vac. First I pressurized the tank...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,964
Posted By Jskyking
Is there a preferred aileron trim? Probably gonna...

Is there a preferred aileron trim? Probably gonna go DYNON avionics.
Thanks
Jt
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,964
Posted By Jskyking
I like the QB idea. May follow that path

I like the QB idea. May follow that path
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,964
Posted By Jskyking
All excellent advice. It will probably be 2-3...

All excellent advice. It will probably be 2-3 years before airborne. Will servo technology change that much during that time period?
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,964
Posted By Jskyking
AP servos

I知 starting to close up the bottom wing skins. I haven稚 purchased the AP servos, but probably going with Dynon. Should I install the AP servos now?
Thanks
Jt
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By Jskyking
All good ideas. Thanks.

All good ideas. Thanks.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By Jskyking
It’s at least three ties. I’ll try your idea with...

It’s at least three ties. I’ll try your idea with 4 ties. I’m wondering if lacing tape/string wouldn’t be a better way?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By Jskyking
Double loop cable ties

I知 looking for an efficient way to attach my AOA/ pitot lines to the conduit that runs through my wing ribs. The picture below shows the tubing attached with spot ties. It looks like the spot ties...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By Jskyking
All good stuff. Thank you all. Tomorrow it may...

All good stuff. Thank you all. Tomorrow it may change, but my plan today is to run the AOA and pitot tubing and the heated AOA/pitot tube Mounting plate and associated piece of .035 angled Aluminum...
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By Jskyking
Internal wing components

I知 a couple of weeks away from attaching the bottom skins and am looking for advice in terms of the installation of other parts to save me work later on.
So far, my list includes:
1. ADS B...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-14-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By Jskyking
Baja Designs wiring harness

Is there a preferred method to splice the Vans supplied wing light wiring harness to the pigtail that plugs into the BD lamp assembly?
I saw a picture that a builder posted using tefzel wire to...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,659
Posted By Jskyking
Thanks for the Good ideas. Consensus seems to lay...

Thanks for the Good ideas. Consensus seems to lay the wing flat before attempting to attach the tank....I’m definitely going to get help to prevent the tank slipping off the table and bouncing off...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,659
Posted By Jskyking
Installing fuel tanks

Pressure/ leak checks are complete and ready to install the tanks on the wings.
I have the wings in stands and the tanks are sitting on tables in the templates.

My question, what is the preferred...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By Jskyking
Contd fuel tank leak scenario

Thanks for the ideas. I should have attached the pictures of the affected area. The location would present a sporty scenario as the bracket assembly blocks easy access as illustrated in the attached...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By Jskyking
Fuel tank leak along the tank inbd rib-fwd

I have a Very small leak in one of my newly sealed fuel tanks. (Tank will decrease from 28 H2O and hold steady at 5 H2O on the water gauge.) This afternoon , I found the leak using Snoop in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,737
Posted By Jskyking
+2 Furniture dollies. Harbor freight specials....

+2 Furniture dollies. Harbor freight specials. Moved -14 wing kits from semi-trailer to pickup truck bed assisted by pallet jack to edge of trailer...then one end at a time to the bed. Repeated at...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,488
Posted By Jskyking
Thanks for the inputs- I’ve got a sample run...

Thanks for the inputs-
I’ve got a sample run from the last process used in sealing the tanks. In my case the left wing baffle. Since there were many different “ batches of Proseal that were mixed in...
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,488
Posted By Jskyking
Fuel tank/ Proseal curing

I finished closing up my tanks today, now waiting on Proseal to cure so I can leak check
A few questions.

1. Plans call for countersinking, then prosealing remaining rivet holes in rear baffle. This...
Forum: Tools 07-14-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,579
Posted By Jskyking
Ditch that yellow guard too. Move the foot...

Ditch that yellow guard too. Move the foot control forward on the board where your heel is comfortable giving you leverage to depress the pedal. Also, I put a small one by one block on the back of...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,876
Posted By Jskyking
Greg- I’m getting ready to install the end ribs...

Greg- I’m getting ready to install the end ribs on both wings, so it was an easy check. Best I can tell the Vans supplied fuel sender plate can only be installed with one hole pattern on the end rib,...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jskyking
Fuel tank inboard rib attachment

I?m preparing to set the AD470 AD 4-5 rivets that attach the tank inboard rib forward to the Inboard end rib. I have tried every type of squeezer and rivet set in my box and with the exception of a...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By Jskyking
One last thought-In theory- would a hand...

One last thought-In theory- would a hand squeezer or a pneumatic squeezer provide a more crisp dimple. I may be able to slide the trailing edge screw holes through the DDRT-2.
I’ll run a test piece...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By Jskyking
Dang- missed that note, or it just didn’t...

Dang- missed that note, or it just didn’t resonate with me. Since my ribs are already pro-sealed, I guess my screw holes aren’t going to be as crisp had I used a dimpler.
Thanks for pointing that...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By Jskyking
Fuel tank dimpling/ countersink question

I?m preparing tank attachment points and it appears the plans come to a dead end in respect on how to treat the #19 holes along the tank edges ( pg 18-09 fig. 1- green circle) and the nutplate screw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By Jskyking
Day 1 tank Rib Proseal question

After riveting the leading edge rivet(s) there is a slight gap where the rib flange joins the tank skin in one or two places ( .020/.025).

Possible causes:
1. Rib is slightly fluted
2. Dimple...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jskyking
Probably over thinking it. I get the bathroom...

Probably over thinking it. I get the bathroom caulking analogy. Can I presume that the plans refer to doing ONLY the most inboard and the most outboard ribs and NOT every rib?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jskyking
Proseal fillet question

This is my first pro seal job and I?m trying to visualize the ? generous fillet of sealant approx 3/8 ? radius at the interior corner of the rib?.......

1. Are they saying the Proseal radius should...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By Jskyking
I had a couple of used small Semco tubes, hooked...

I had a couple of used small Semco tubes, hooked the small diameter air nozzle to the air hose and the cap came out like a shot and the nozzle (short) Proseal came out pretty easy too. A little...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By Jskyking
Thanks for all the sage advice. When installing...

Thanks for all the sage advice. When installing the stiffners I used my Semco gun and cartridges, cleanup was very easy after waiting 24 hours. Only issue is that the residual ( long nozzle +...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By Jskyking
Proseal Cleanup

Just starting my tanks.Any good tips on removing Proseal from large and small syringes?
Thanks.jt
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-13-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By Jskyking
I know it?s a mental setback and your son is...

I know it?s a mental setback and your son is probably sick to his stomach. You might be able to remove a few rivets to get inside the vertical stab and slowly work the ding out with the bottom of a...
Forum: Tools 06-12-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By Jskyking
Tom- I presume the hose you are referring over at...

Tom- I presume the hose you are referring over at Flyboy’s is the clear plastic coated stainless braided hose?
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Jskyking
Two very good ideas. I may try both...

Two very good ideas. I may try both methods.
Thanks.jt
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Jskyking
AN470 AD 6-5 rivet/ tank rib sub assembly

The plans below call for a 6-5 rivet though the kit only includes 6-6?s. My first attempt at setting this rivet was with the DDRT dimpler. The first rivet set went good, the second was a disaster....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Jskyking
Thanks Scott- being a first time builder, I...

Thanks Scott- being a first time builder, I didn’t dimple the the right side shims, as I usually work sections independently. Working independent processes,I fit the parts individually. As I placed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Jskyking
RV14 Fuel tank bracket assembly dimples

I?m a little confused by the statement in BOLD on 18-04

?Remember to dimple the opposite direction on the T-1005C & T-1005B shims for the right side of the aircraft?.

Please reference pictures...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,875
Posted By Jskyking
Repaired- carefully flattened dimple w/ DDRT2,...

Repaired- carefully flattened dimple w/ DDRT2, drilled with #30 with a slight circular rotation of the drill bit to clean the slight crack, re-dimpled with #30 die, dropped in a #30 rivet.........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By Jskyking
RV14 Landing light reflector panel

Does anyone have a drawing/template for landing light reflector panels for the RV14?
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Jskyking
Thanks for all of the insight. After much reading...

Thanks for all of the insight. After much reading and head scratching, I’m leaning towards the Flush Mount BD Squadron PRo Combo on the left and the BD flush mount Spot on the right.
Since I’m mixing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By Jskyking
Figured it out.....jt

Figured it out.....jt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Jskyking
Baja Design landing Lights/RV14

I?m to the point of ordering landing lights and with the different BD choices, is there a preferred light set up? I?m looking at the driving/ combo since it combines the Spot specs 9 deg with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By Jskyking
Installed dimpled vs non-dimpled nutplates

RV-14 While looking at for K1100-8D nutplates for the splice strips on 17-05, I discovered that I had used those early on in the build on 13-03 ( fuel tank attachment points) when I should have used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,875
Posted By Jskyking
Thanks Larry- I just got off the phone with Vans...

Thanks Larry- I just got off the phone with Vans and they recommended the same. You mentioned a#30 dimple, though it’s a #40 hole. Did you mean a #40 dimple?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,875
Posted By Jskyking
Malformed nose skin dimple

Was moving to fast this afternoon and the skin flexed as I set the dimple. Stupid mistake, setting dimples from the bottom didn?t help, but the scratches should buff out caused by the die.
Anyhow,...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,837
Posted By Jskyking
J channel drilling question

Due to a 1/16 ? vertical misalignment on the right wing, I?m having to drill the J- channel on my -14 in place using the top and soon to be the bottom wing skin dimple as a pseudo- guide Since the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Jskyking
Thanks to all for weighing in....After looking at...

Thanks to all for weighing in....After looking at the issues and alternatives, ordered new j-channel.... if nothing else, a piece of mind, especially since the bottom skin jchannel on the right wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Jskyking
Contd Jchannel misalignment

Here?s a couple more pictures that will hopefully assist in reaching a good solution.
Thanks
Jt
http://halie.com/scale/40/oCY.jpg
http://halie.com/scale/40/oCl.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Jskyking
Mis-Aligned J- Channel / right wing

After getting the top wing skins in place and the left wing j-channel fitting perfectly, I moved to the right wing j-channel and discovered the short and the long J-channel is about 1/16 too high. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Jskyking
Semco pneumatic Proseal Gun question

I?m about 2 weeks out from starting my RV14 tanks. I have a pneumatic Semco Proseal gun, but it doesn?t have the tubes or nozzles. Before I buy things I don?t need, is there a preferred tube size and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Jskyking
Thanks, I’m going to run another test piece ‘this...

Thanks, I’m going to run another test piece ‘this afternoon. It will be sweet if the #30 cutter works, because the #6 would have required a backer plate due to the pilot point not completely filling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Jskyking
Thanks for the reply. After double checking my...

Thanks for the reply. After double checking my nutplates, I found that I had used K1000-8D nutplates vs K1000-8’s. ( they were in a separate box and I thought Vans might have just left of the D. I...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,654
Posted By Jskyking
Very good after-action report. Pretty work in all...

Very good after-action report. Pretty work in all respects. I think everyone who reads it will learn something....especially normalization of deviance....I’ll take a bruised ego every time over a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Jskyking
Countersinking nutplates along wing inbord edge

Today, I started preparing to countersink the #19 screw holes to fit a #8 flush head screw dimple. The K1000-08 nutplates on the backside are already riveted.
The issue is that with the nutplate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By Jskyking
WTB: Good used 3x bucking gun

Looking for a good used 3x bucking gun with a nice ? teasable? trigger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By Jskyking
Rivet Gun needs refurbishing

I need to send my back-up gun for refurb. It still drives good but it?s getting difficult to consistently tickle the trigger when setting rivets. Quality and quick service is definitely a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By Jskyking
So, what was the Synergy pattern? Sorry about the...

So, what was the Synergy pattern? Sorry about the picture size. It’s a percentage as I understand it.....not too good at the digital imagery stuff, but I’ve flown centered needles on props,Jets, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By Jskyking
Top skin cleco pattern, the Synergy way

Getting ready to cleco the top wing skin in preparation for riveting, someone posted that Synergy had a pattern they use, that might be different from Van’s....start in the mid-point on the wing skin...
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