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Forum: RV-14 04-25-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By HAL Pilot
Art Are you referencing the WIKI plans? there...

Art

Are you referencing the WIKI plans? there have been three related questions posted on there. Might help for your future build steps. The salmon color notes are all VAF hyperlinked threads. Link...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,479
Posted By HAL Pilot
PLANS are available...

PLANS are available here.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xu5p6f4l7tso79j/AABHaMhiVWFGoal2bU0ck0pJa?dl=0

VAF Threads, FB RV14 posts, and general notes hyperlinked on to relevant areas.

Please please...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,339
Posted By HAL Pilot
This Issue was fixed with a revision. See this...

This Issue was fixed with a revision. See this thread.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=137505&page=2
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,308
Posted By HAL Pilot
Are you by chance looking at the forward hole RED...

Are you by chance looking at the forward hole RED CIRCLE vs the NEW hole GREEN CIRCLE in the attached Picture?
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By HAL Pilot
I think the confusion is that the instructions do...

I think the confusion is that the instructions do NOT mention the 1004 ribs which are all the "other ribs" There's a lot of gotcha's like this where you need to identify all parts sometimes on...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,829
Posted By HAL Pilot
Heads up for new builders I have consolidated...

Heads up for new builders

I have consolidated most of the VAF RV-14 threads, Gotchas and FB group posts onto the digital plans at relevant locations. read only access is bellow.

Vans sells the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,361
Posted By HAL Pilot
I just watched the investor seminar. It had some...

I just watched the investor seminar. It had some pretty interesting tidbits. Looks like several big companies working actively with liquid piston. Possible large UAV, possible APU use, 2 years...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-08-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,520
Posted By HAL Pilot
Another future configuration option that would be...

Another future configuration option that would be nice for these Glass systems is a audio alert when the autopilot kicks off on its own and a similar but different tone when its kicked off manually....
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-07-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,520
Posted By HAL Pilot
What I was trying to get at was for folks that...

What I was trying to get at was for folks that don't have Anti Ice but do have Pitot heat they could use the 10 Celsius rule of thumb like the airlines do for anti ice if they don't want to keep it...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-07-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,520
Posted By HAL Pilot
Can the EFIS systems, Garmin, Dynon, GRT Etc....

Can the EFIS systems, Garmin, Dynon, GRT Etc. create a caution when the OAT drops below 10c by chance? This way if you don't want to run your pitot heat you can get a heads up that your in temps that...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,126
Posted By HAL Pilot
The Mother ship answer to this is "The...

The Mother ship answer to this is

"The countersinking is done on the bottom. The dome head rivet goes in from the top and the shop head is made on the bottom. The shop head nests into the...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By HAL Pilot
Page 21 of the wing PDF (NOT the plans page) at...

Page 21 of the wing PDF (NOT the plans page) at the WIKI might help.

Wiki is in my signature.

If you do not have a thumbdrive yet please buy one if you will be using the WIKI.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,520
Posted By HAL Pilot
Thank you for the post. As a builder without...

Thank you for the post.

As a builder without avionics yet my question is the availability with Garmin, Dynon, GRT etc. of a Silence button to cancel warnings. Having something like a master caution...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,629
Posted By HAL Pilot
Did I miss something... Is today 1 April?

Did I miss something... Is today 1 April?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,435
Posted By HAL Pilot
You paid for new parts. The shipping service...

You paid for new parts.

The shipping service has insurance. Insurance pays for the replacement. You get new parts.

Vans gets more business.

The shipper gets a "ding" from Vans and their...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By HAL Pilot
Mothership corrosion survey

Heads up

Van's is doing a quick build survey for folks affected by corrosion delays. Look in your email. Mine ended up in the promotions tab in Gmail so it might not be in your main email tab.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By HAL Pilot
Sorry about the confusion I was referencing this...

Sorry about the confusion I was referencing this assembly. The center tube needs to slide well inside the WD-1014 or CS-00009 to get the assembly to fit then pull it back to match bolt holes. If the...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By HAL Pilot
Do you have Rubber Magnetic Vise Jaws?

Do you have Rubber Magnetic Vise Jaws?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-25-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By HAL Pilot
I had a bear of a time with the Aileron torque...

I had a bear of a time with the Aileron torque tubes.

Vans recommends painting the inside and assembling the tubes wet since waiting to let the paint dry can make the fit not work. Assembling wet...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By HAL Pilot
With fuel senders on the outboard sections you...

With fuel senders on the outboard sections you will have accurate fuel readings full to empty. Otherwise because of the dihedral you do not read the top 5 gallons or so because the inboard sender...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By HAL Pilot
Lock nuts on Rudder counterweight Why not Elevator

Aloha All

Page 07-11 Rev 2 incorporates the Locknuts for the Rudder Lead counterweight. However these changes are not done to the Elevator Counterweights. Since the Nuts end up under riveted...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By HAL Pilot
I ended up sealing the nut plates. Slow Build....

I ended up sealing the nut plates. Slow Build. You might be able to Do a similar seal by reaching in from the hole.

No 8 or 10 screws you still have fuel that could work its way around threads....
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By HAL Pilot
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=184811

Also available at the RV14 WIKI in my signature.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-23-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By HAL Pilot
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=184811

Also available at the RV14 WIKI in my signature.



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Forum: RV-10 03-23-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By HAL Pilot
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=184811

Also available at the RV14 WIKI in my signature.

.
Forum: California 03-14-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By HAL Pilot
Walt, are you aware of the WIKI? see the link in...

Walt, are you aware of the WIKI? see the link in my signature. For Edit access I need an email to send an invite. Otherwise the link is good for read access.

ALSO If any one is using the WIKI and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-14-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By HAL Pilot
The F-01479 Skin piece is quite thick I suspect...

The F-01479 Skin piece is quite thick I suspect it does not need a doubler. It is probably a good Idea to mount the antenna before mounting the Horizontal Stab as there would be room to reach in...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By HAL Pilot
Are you familiar with the WIKI plans? Check the...

Are you familiar with the WIKI plans?

Check the link in my signature.

.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-10-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,894
Posted By HAL Pilot
http://www.ac-aero.com/ AC-AERO is scheduled to...

http://www.ac-aero.com/

AC-AERO is scheduled to begin deliveries of the HIGGS engines after EAA Airventure this year. According to Karl Grove Lead times are 12 weeks and they do have many...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By HAL Pilot
Just a clarification. The angle aluminum stock is...

Just a clarification. The angle aluminum stock is not for backriveting. its to hold the rudder straight while you squeeze the rivets.


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Forum: RV-14 03-07-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By HAL Pilot
Go to Big box store buy two sections of angle bar...

Go to Big box store buy two sections of angle bar stock aluminum. First insert 3 or 4 clecos.

Then rest the aluminum angle stock against cleco's

Clamp on both sides of the trailing edge.

Cleco...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-04-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,361
Posted By HAL Pilot
curious Who is "They" Liquid piston or...

curious

Who is "They" Liquid piston or Mazda?

One of the ways liquid piston claims to save fuel is to shut down 1 of the 3 cylinders per rotation when at cruise, and rotating the location of which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,489
Posted By HAL Pilot
I had almost identical issue on an EMP skin....

I had almost identical issue on an EMP skin. Van's recommendation was to clean up the hole flatten it and add two new rivets either side.


Sterling Langrell sterling@vansaircraft.com via...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By HAL Pilot
Congrats Rivet removal and working with rivet...

Congrats

Rivet removal and working with rivet holes that have been enlarged due to rivet removal is just as important skill as construction. I recommend dissembling your practice kit after building...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By HAL Pilot
I believe you are talking about the do not rivet...

I believe you are talking about the do not rivet in the top middle of the enclosed picture that has three arrows coming out of it. If so the do not rivet is for the shaded area not just the arrows....
Forum: Reviews 02-15-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By HAL Pilot
If anyone is from Koger on here their web site...

If anyone is from Koger on here their web site comes up with a warning when trying to go there.

Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By HAL Pilot
An internal option not requiring rudder...

An internal option not requiring rudder modifications

https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rudder-trim/
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By HAL Pilot
Click bond or weld mount wire tie attachment...

Click bond or weld mount wire tie attachment running down the side of the forward edge of the spar.

http://www.weldmountsystem.com/products-fasteners-wireties.php

I think weld mount is a bit...
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,717
Posted By HAL Pilot
Reviving this thread to see if anyone has input....

Reviving this thread to see if anyone has input. I am not to this part of the build yet, so I can't help but I am trying to update the Wiki.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,226
Posted By HAL Pilot
Barb Congrats on your retirement! One of the...

Barb Congrats on your retirement!

One of the reasons I chose to build an RV was the great community involved with the aircraft. What I did not realize was the outstanding service and support Vans...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,007
Posted By HAL Pilot
As an addon to the TS flightline idea on...

As an addon to the TS flightline idea on temperature. Whenever we took our KC-135 Tanker (Cousin to 707 for you civilians) to somewhere cold like Eilson AK in January from home base, (Hickam AFB) we...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,014
Posted By HAL Pilot
The only other thing I can add as a tip is...

The only other thing I can add as a tip is disassemble the practice kits you get and rebuild. You need to have rivet removal skills even more than riveting. As screwing up the removal can make an...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,515
Posted By HAL Pilot
My Question for folks that have wrapped their...

My Question for folks that have wrapped their aircraft is:

Does Wrap breath? How does bare aluminum age under the wrap? Any Corrosion issues?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,264
Posted By HAL Pilot
Would it make sense to use stainless washers on...

Would it make sense to use stainless washers on the aileron and flap hinges?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,375
Posted By HAL Pilot
Check for Static ports being clear.

Check for Static ports being clear.
Forum: Reviews 01-01-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,019
Posted By HAL Pilot
How large of a desiccant bottle does it take? If...

How large of a desiccant bottle does it take? If a metal one was attached to an exhaust pipe it would cook dry on every flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,140
Posted By HAL Pilot
So along these lines do the new Glass...

So along these lines do the new Glass Garmin/Dynon/GRT panels have a warning that would tell you you exceeded 50 ft/sec so you could do an inspection?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By HAL Pilot
VAF designs the next Vans Aircraft?

So I have been pondering the limitations and business model that Vans has.

Designing an airplane is an expensive proposition especially when tech support is included from the vendor for all past...
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,503
Posted By HAL Pilot
I looked into UL previously the RV14 is designed...

I looked into UL previously the RV14 is designed around a 4 cylinder so going to a six cylinder will involve a lot of development time on your end. Longer nose, CG, etc. The UL power folks at Oshkosh...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,488
Posted By HAL Pilot
I second that. It WILL grow.

I second that. It WILL grow.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,212
Posted By HAL Pilot
I suspect the beam you have is bouncing a bit so...

I suspect the beam you have is bouncing a bit so a thin piece of Sheetmetal to stiffen up the beam should help. You could just tape it in initially and see if it makes a difference.

or

A simpler...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-18-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,851
Posted By HAL Pilot
zolotiyeruki It's coming but probably not till...

zolotiyeruki It's coming but probably not till the RV 17


https://player.vimeo.com/video/433741258


https://www.liquidpiston.com/
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,180
Posted By HAL Pilot
Had a similar issue with the Emp skin. Mothership...

Had a similar issue with the Emp skin. Mothership response was to clean the hole and make two new holes either side half way in-between the original holes. Structurally that's the same. Then fill the...
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By HAL Pilot
I am not sure on the difference between the Dynon...

I am not sure on the difference between the Dynon pitot and Garmin Garmin looks maybe a hare shorter. I did a rough measurement and get about a 57 inch cord line. 25% of that is 14.25 inches. My...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By HAL Pilot
I am looking hard at this camera but don't know...

I am looking hard at this camera but don't know how I am going to mount it yet.

https://speedir.com/nightowl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By HAL Pilot
Cool Was in the RSU when a solo said with heavy...

Was in the RSU when a solo said with heavy breathing and mic switch squeezed... "4 green, no red, no amber...line on line,.......... Ahh ahh f#%k I'm going"

On Downwind RSU said Pogo 11 make this a...
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,340
Posted By HAL Pilot
So kind of along this thread I was just checking...

So kind of along this thread I was just checking the drag on my AN3 nuts on the spar and it was below 7 lbs after I had torqued them previously. That's as low as my wrench goes.

The other thing I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,810
Posted By HAL Pilot
If you look at the specs and measure the gauge....

If you look at the specs and measure the gauge. It basically works out that you have a bit of room for slightly wider or slightly shorter rivet than the gauge. So I try to make my rivets at least as...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-28-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,347
Posted By HAL Pilot
Bruce you said you do not own a dial torque...

Bruce you said you do not own a dial torque wrench so I assume you do have the other kind where you can set the force with a twist. You can figure out the drag torque by starting with a very low...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,618
Posted By HAL Pilot
CiES is a certified fuel sender replacement if...

CiES is a certified fuel sender replacement if that's the issue.

It is a way better sender. No electronics exposed to fuel. It has a magnetic position sensor. almost 180 deg movement range on arm...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By HAL Pilot
Check this thread...

Check this thread out


https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=182021&highlight=flight+data+excel
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,123
Posted By HAL Pilot
In case your reserves become inadequate for a...

In case your reserves become inadequate for a diversion.

At the gross weights these aircraft are built if you ever find yourself in a closed runway situation, with your emergency authority you have...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-03-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By HAL Pilot
New engines and CG issues

Aloha All

Looking for some comments from engineer types.

There's some new engines that are in development like the Higgs diesel, Turb aero, and liquid piston. The trend on all of these engines is...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,731
Posted By HAL Pilot
Check out the plans on my dropbox link in my...

Check out the plans on my dropbox link in my signature. I think that will answer your question. If you would like posting access to the dropbox wiki drop me your email in a PM.

Page 11-08 might help...
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