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Forum: RV-14 09-01-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By HAL Pilot
I think what might have happened here is you...

I think what might have happened here is you missed the inboard designation on the diagram. An easy way to identify where to drill is dry fit the J channel per page 17-04 fig 1 and then identify...
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By HAL Pilot
see ...

see https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=158248

Its on page 45-05 of the wiki plans there's a few more threads on the following pages that also might help. See link bellow
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2022, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By HAL Pilot
once you rivet it together the gap will end up...

once you rivet it together the gap will end up being less and its ok. you did not miss anything.
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2022, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By HAL Pilot
Reposting Pics before photobucket looses them

Reposting Pics before photobucket looses them
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2022, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By HAL Pilot
I used a laser level and shims to ensure the spar...

I used a laser level and shims to ensure the spar was straight during part of the construction but a jig is not needed.
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By HAL Pilot
When you are considering ground clearance not...

When you are considering ground clearance not only are you looking at full weight stationary sitting on the ground but deflection on a hard landing. It would be nice to know what Vans "deflectomiter"...
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2022, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,484
Posted By HAL Pilot
for further reading on the subject there are 7...

for further reading on the subject there are 7 other threads you can reference. see flight control gust lock options of general construction, Oops and fixes PDF in the WIKI.
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By HAL Pilot
Posting the original pic here for when...

Posting the original pic here for when photobucket deletes it :-)

Updated the WIKI plans to highlight the 4 holes.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-31-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By HAL Pilot
https://www.liquidpiston.com/ is working on a...

https://www.liquidpiston.com/

is working on a hybrid UAV concept for the air force. however the motor could just run an aircraft straight also. They have some NDA's with auto and aircraft OEMS. so...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By HAL Pilot
There's a bunch of notes on page 13-03 including...

There's a bunch of notes on page 13-03 including a reference to your question. you might want to check the wiki.
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By HAL Pilot
you mean like these notes? Check the WIKI

you mean like these notes?

Check the WIKI
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By HAL Pilot
PG 30-02 step 8Bend tab outboard

Trying to figure out why this one tab on each side needs to be bent outboard by 3/32. Any one that has done this already have insight?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,470
Posted By HAL Pilot
VAF is a great resource. However I found it to be...

VAF is a great resource. However I found it to be too much info at times which was hard to keep track of and hard to search as you had to use the "right" words or you might not get a relevant...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,426
Posted By HAL Pilot
I assume this thread is from step 7 on page 29-03...

I assume this thread is from step 7 on page 29-03 Rev 1. However I am confused about the verbiage Van's uses as they say
"Firmly tighten the bolts in the upper drag fitting and lower drag fitting."...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By HAL Pilot
Confused you said squeezed and mushroom head....

Confused you said squeezed and mushroom head. Mushroom head squeezer? or rivet gun attachment? if a rivet gun a mushroom head you could have easily caused that by being a bit not straight.

Someone...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By HAL Pilot
CH 5 RIB FLANGE FACETING As a skin wraps around...

CH 5

RIB FLANGE FACETING
As a skin wraps around the leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer, or wing, among others, the skin must pass over the forward edge of the rib flange....
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By HAL Pilot
another plug for using the WIKI (link in...

another plug for using the WIKI (link in signature)

That issue on 12-11 step 6 has ben noted for quite some time already. this way you don't have to hope on someone telling you about it.
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,241
Posted By HAL Pilot
According to the WIKI (see signature) we are now...

According to the WIKI (see signature) we are now on Rev 2 on the wing plans.

You might want to check the WIKI before doing the steps on the paper plans. Rev 1 of that page changed the...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2022, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,785
Posted By HAL Pilot
Ron there is a better way as far as having 2 sets...

Ron there is a better way as far as having 2 sets of plans!

I made a WIKI it has all the PDF plans and ALL the RV 14 threads from VAF. your question is answered in it. The aft hole is for...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,251
Posted By HAL Pilot
So if smoke can get in is there Carbon Monoxide...

So if smoke can get in is there Carbon Monoxide coming in from the tailcone? Are the fresh air vents open? would this create a slight positive pressure inside the fuselage to negate this?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By HAL Pilot
In front of the windscreen on top of the fuselage...

In front of the windscreen on top of the fuselage just behind the firewall. Or another way of saying directly above the rudder pedals.
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By HAL Pilot
your question was also discussed...

your question was also discussed here

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=190716

And further info on the SB can be seen starting on PDF page 22 (NOT plans page but the actual number...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By HAL Pilot
As a reference please take a look at the photo on...

As a reference please take a look at the photo on page 05-03
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-20-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By HAL Pilot
Optional access panel craniums up.

Installing my optional access panels today. On seeing the mess I am making it would have been smarter to cover the canopy pistons to keep them from getting contaminated.
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By HAL Pilot
Also there are 3 other threads (now 4) on this...

Also there are 3 other threads (now 4) on this issue on page 22-04 of the WING PDF in the WIKI.

See signature
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,562
Posted By HAL Pilot
page 24 of the GENERAL CONSTRUCTION PDF has what...

page 24 of the GENERAL CONSTRUCTION PDF has what you are looking for.

See link in signature.
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,165
Posted By HAL Pilot
Check out the wiki while you are waiting for your...

Check out the wiki while you are waiting for your delivery.

See signature
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,724
Posted By HAL Pilot
Page 2 of the FLIGHT INFO PDF at the WIKI has...

Page 2 of the FLIGHT INFO PDF at the WIKI has performance info and another foreflight thread.

See signature
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By HAL Pilot
No need to get ahold of me the link is in my...

No need to get ahold of me the link is in my signature.

The general construction PDF has a section about deletions and upgrades.
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,128
Posted By HAL Pilot
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=204668
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 879
Posted By HAL Pilot
Fresh Air Vent support wrong bend

Doing some dry fit testing on the F14186-L and vent SV-10-L. Also R side has same issue.

According to page 29-22 RV14 rev1 figure 1 they should be flush to the skin and each other but on my parts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,689
Posted By HAL Pilot
A very similar "scam" by CA is to contact airline...

A very similar "scam" by CA is to contact airline pilots domiciled in CA but living in other states ("State residency" is elsewhere) and insist that they are being employed in CA. Not true as one...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By HAL Pilot
I built the RV 14 WIKI. I used the at time thumb...

I built the RV 14 WIKI. I used the at time thumb drive pdfs and full version of adobe acrobat. In the full version you can add notes, hyperlinks, and even extra pages. It’s just a Dropbox folder with...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,320
Posted By HAL Pilot
Gotchas like this are what precipitated the...

Gotchas like this are what precipitated the creation of the WIKI (see signature) I have a link to this thread on the start of the section and page 09-03 to help remind builders.

If you think the...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By HAL Pilot
For whatever reason a hand drill on low speed,...

For whatever reason a hand drill on low speed, fresh split drill bit and boelube did the trick for me. Made me wonder what the fuss was about.
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By HAL Pilot
Will try to clarify that step No requirement to...

Will try to clarify that step

No requirement to join the WIKI.

read only access is available for all. See signature.

If you have full version of Adobe acrobat and would like to make your own...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By HAL Pilot
Thanks for the Kudos The WIKI link is in my...

Thanks for the Kudos

The WIKI link is in my signature
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,528
Posted By HAL Pilot
not only is the cargo hold pressurized but...

not only is the cargo hold pressurized but temperature controlled. On our long range aircraft the pets go in bulk cargo. Bulk cargo in our aircraft is also the area that some airlines place crew rest...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,245
Posted By HAL Pilot
There are a lot of questions on this page and the...

There are a lot of questions on this page and the next two pages. you can reference the WIKI for them. See signature.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By HAL Pilot
There is a previous thread on this issue for more...

There is a previous thread on this issue for more info.

See WIKI in signature on appropriate page.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By HAL Pilot
Update Answer from Mother ship These holes are...

Update

Answer from Mother ship

These holes are not as critical as the wing attach holes. The wing attach holes use close tolerance bolts and the hole quality is critical. The holes in question...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By HAL Pilot
QB Fuse Reaming issue Pg 25-06 Rev1

Aloha all

So finally got my replacement QB Fuse (The original never made it to me due to the corrosion issues in 2020.) Only 14 months later than expected. Not a slam on Vans, beyond their control,...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By HAL Pilot
Step 4: Machine countersink the #27 holes in the...

Step 4: Machine countersink the #27 holes in the empennage fairing for
#6 flush screws before removing the fairing from the Aft Fuselage
Assembly. Countersinks that are slightly too shallow are...
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By HAL Pilot
Not quite sure what you mean by bolt holes. Don't...

Not quite sure what you mean by bolt holes. Don't remember any Bolts being used there. How about a screen grab and or page reference?
Forum: RV-3 02-03-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By HAL Pilot
Plans are now available on the mothership for...

Plans are now available on the mothership for download. You need to create an account on the Shop page and register an A/C serial number. I think but do not know for sure that there are plans for all...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-31-2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By HAL Pilot
EAA 1300 meets in HND and hes members with...

EAA 1300 meets in HND and hes members with hangars there.

EAA 1300
Henderson, NV
President: Robert Jones
webmaster@eaa1300.org

EAA 163 meets at VGT and has members there.

EAA 163
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By HAL Pilot
Page 2 of the "maintenance Notes" PDF on the WIKI...

Page 2 of the "maintenance Notes" PDF on the WIKI has 5 other RV-14 POH Links. Hope that helps.
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By HAL Pilot
Here is another link about same...

Here is another link about same issue.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=160125

Can also easily be found in the WIKI on the relevant page 40A-08, see signature
BTW next 2 pages...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By HAL Pilot
Paragraph 3 of step 1 seems to talk about this. I...

Paragraph 3 of step 1 seems to talk about this. I added the underline.

Remove the spar cap, deburr the holes of the spar and spar cap, then cleco the spar cap back in place. It's important to deburr...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By HAL Pilot
Just curious are you familiar with the WIKI...

Just curious are you familiar with the WIKI Plans? I have the exact same question already on there. The Wiki has ALL RV14 VAF threads posted to the appropriate pages on the plans so that you can see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,912
Posted By HAL Pilot
The Philippines QB operation has been active for...

The Philippines QB operation has been active for quite a while. Other than the recent corrosion/primer change (by the vendor) issue there has been very little major issues that I know of. It is not a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By HAL Pilot
Digital plans now available for download

WHO WHO!

Just purchased the remote canopy release kit and noticed there is now a Aircraft list you can associate with your account AND which makes a link available for digital plans. I assume this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,944
Posted By HAL Pilot
Any Moderators out there, why not a 3D Tools and...

Any Moderators out there, why not a 3D Tools and a 3D parts STL section.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By HAL Pilot
The Wikipedia numbers are nice ballpark but they...

The Wikipedia numbers are nice ballpark but they do not specify from where to where. Front of the flywheel to back of the oil filter? Back of the accessory case?

As far as Saberfly measuring if you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By HAL Pilot
IO 390 119EXp Dimensions

Alloha all Does any one have the rough dimensions of the IO 390 EXP engine?

TIA
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By HAL Pilot
You might want to check out the links in the...

You might want to check out the links in the General construction PDF of the WIKI
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By HAL Pilot
Page 20 of the general construction PDF in the...

Page 20 of the general construction PDF in the WIKI has a bunch of Zip Tip links
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By HAL Pilot
There is a whole section on working with sheet...

There is a whole section on working with sheet metal and general Oopsies and fixes that might be helpful for the new builder.

Page 22 of the General construction PDF in the WIKI
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,218
Posted By HAL Pilot
Page 2 on the avionics kit PDF at the WIKI has...

Page 2 on the avionics kit PDF at the WIKI has more topics on similar topics for your planing ideas.

Also page 29 of the general construction PDF has a lot of avionics discussions

Hope that helps
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,036
Posted By HAL Pilot
See...

See also

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=175075
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,079
Posted By HAL Pilot
page 3 of The Avionics Kit PDF in the WIKI has...

page 3 of The Avionics Kit PDF in the WIKI has all the Garmin threads from VAF. That might help.
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By HAL Pilot
You can also do a global search in the WIKI...

You can also do a global search in the WIKI
SHIFT-CTRL-F will get you the folder search on Adobe. Select the dropbox WIKI folder let er run. It will search all the documents in the WIKI for your...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,430
Posted By HAL Pilot
Except the top of the engine/baffle area is...

Except the top of the engine/baffle area is higher pressure fresh air blowing down through the fins, exhaust gases should not be going against the flow. Is there such a thing as cylinder head leak...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,430
Posted By HAL Pilot
Not even close to being an expert on airflow for...

Not even close to being an expert on airflow for heat muffs. However wouldn't it be easier to heat warmer air? So why not feed the warmer(?) air off the back of the engine baffles? instead of...
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