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Forum: RV-10 02-11-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,894
Posted By Bgill
The applicable DAR would have to make the final...

The applicable DAR would have to make the final call.
Mine did and it would be unacceptable. I believe the issue is that if the stick/grip can contact the (panel or anything else) there is a...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,894
Posted By Bgill
Is the grip contacting the panel, knob, or any...

Is the grip contacting the panel, knob, or any other item during the complete range of movement? If so, then there is reason for concern. I asked because you said “limited due to the Tosten stick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By Bgill
I have the Flyleds position & strobes system (the...

I have the Flyleds position & strobes system (the original) in my 14A. Very pleased with the product and service. I also have their landing/taxi light system. I made my position lights on my previous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,531
Posted By Bgill
Congrats

Congratulations Barb. You have a pleasure to work with over the years (and 2 RV builds). We know you will be missed there at Vans.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By Bgill
Images

I tried to pose a few images from Smugmug but had issues this morning.
Tried to PM to you a bit ago. Let me know if you don't receive
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By Bgill
Alt idea photos

Found a few images - for some reason none while on the side.
https://byrongillespie.smugmug.com/RV14A/i-r3G3zfV/A
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By Bgill
Alternative idea

Rather than get in, I used some 3 ft. boards that fit between the spars. Then drilled 2 holes to correspond to the wing bolt holes. Put 2 long bolts with the threads cut off (drift pins). I had mine...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,889
Posted By Bgill
Do inventory sub-kits

Definitely inventory the sub assemblies as well. Vans does a great job shipping but occasionally a part is missing or the wrong part is shipped. Then you don’t know it till you need it.. They have...
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,598
Posted By Bgill
Wobble extension

I completed mine last week. I found a “wobble extension“ very handy to add a little off set / angle.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By Bgill
6 Years here

I took 6 years - logged ~2000 hrs. with quick build wings.
Basically equivalent to 1+years of a full time job with no time off or vacation. A labor of love...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bgill
Thanks!

Thanks GOFT - thought I was loosing it for a bit..
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bgill
Sanity Check Please - item C-627

Cleaning up some of my parts bags today and have a 14A finishing kit bag 3220 with a 6" long x .5" diameter silver spring remaining. I pulled the inventory lists and bag 3220 shows a "C-627 Spring...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bgill
Mike - I don't recall any issues with spacing. Is...

Mike - I don't recall any issues with spacing. Is there any possibility that the wrong rod bearing is on the pushrod. I recall a few different sizes/ thicknesses.
Forum: Tools 06-26-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By Bgill
Another option

I?ve had mine a while and its great for use during annuals. The laptop didn?t cut it so I found an android tablet ?Nexus? dirt cheap that Now goes with the scope. Feeds right in with good display. I...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,009
Posted By Bgill
Larger D-Sub

I went with the larger D-Sub - and to Bob?s point used a co-pilot disconnect switch on the panel. Unless with another pilot, the co-pilot functions (except for PTT) are dead. Accomplished using a...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By Bgill
Same here

I recall the same issue and contacted the mothership and was told ?if not long enough - get the correct length?.. I don't have the numbers here now but I bought some of the correct length and built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Bgill
+1 for Vic. He did my -10 in South Ga 2009 and I...

+1 for Vic.
He did my -10 in South Ga 2009 and I will be asking him back for my -14 later this year (hopefully).
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By Bgill
My take is the rivets are on the exposed side...

My take is the rivets are on the exposed side (not hidden). When looking at the image closely (zoom in on computer), the large radius is on the side towards the wing tip. Additionally the note in...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By Bgill
Larry, Mine have velcro at the front and back....

Larry,

Mine have velcro at the front and back. When removing the seat frame for annual, I pull the complete bottom out then remove the frame. The front velcro is close to the front of the frame and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By Bgill
Agree with Paul

The edge clearance on the J channel does looks minimal. My question is - if the holes in the J- channel were centered, would it fit between the wing walk doublers shown in the last image. It appears...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By Bgill
I am just riveting the hinges on now and mine are...

I am just riveting the hinges on now and mine are looking fairly good. Maybe a slight bit to be done but not near what is shown in the images.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bgill
I can?t remember if Vans sent me a copy or if I...

I can?t remember if Vans sent me a copy or if I found a copy on the RV-14 disk plans. I then took the pdf file to a local Post Net and had printed to scale.
PM me if you would like a copy of the pdf...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By Bgill
Maybe a little

I?m working on mine now (with engine on) and it looks like you could get through page 45-07 w/o the engine + plus a few later tasks like oil door.
Once to the point of fitting cowling - definitely...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By Bgill
From memory

I believe mine was in a plastic bag labeled tank test kit along with the rubber hose section. In absence, any clamp will work as you mentioned. A similar size or even safety wire will work. Either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,628
Posted By Bgill
Thanks to you!

Thanks to you guys for what you do. I have your hoses on my older RV-10 and the -14 in build. Everything has fit great no problems at all. I?m a happy camper.
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bgill
22-03 step 4 Countersink

I think the step you are referring to is pg 22-03 step 4. Mine was not a Q/B so I countersunk earlier. The part has a doubler behind so see no issues with the C/S. It fit up fine when assembled.
I...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By Bgill
Drill & replace

Hi John,

I?m at the same stage and think the intent is to drill out the existing rivets and replace with the LP-4-4 to secure the cover along with the RTV. With the air door closed, there should not...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,031
Posted By Bgill
Correct

The images ?azflyer21? posted are what mine Looks like.
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,031
Posted By Bgill
Permatex red

? Permatex High-Temp Red RTV Silicone Gasket Maker? Is what I have been using around the engine. Will use the 3M fire barrier in the firewall transitions.
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,031
Posted By Bgill
What I did..

I just finished mine yesterday and I initially had the same question but after reading the instructions and scratching my head a few times tried something that appears to work out fine. Wet RTV will...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,939
Posted By Bgill
Non Thunderbolt IO390

I ordered mine end of July. I received a projected Dec 20 ship date. My plans were to see it actually in Q1 2020. Vans requested final payment mid Dec. The engine shipped last week and ready for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By Bgill
Real hard hit to bank account

Mine was hit real hard.. i was expecting the engine to be delayed into 1st qtr next year and ordered my panel a few months back. Got notification that both were ready within 3 days and time to pay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By Bgill
New data point

I ordered my IO-390 through Vans around the Osh time frame. Few weeks later I received an expected ship date of 12/20. Mid Dec. had an e-mail from Vans to send final amount due. I questioned if the...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,129
Posted By Bgill
Turntable

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/rv-14-firewall-forward-360-view/

I found it the other day - hard to find...
If the link doesn't work - search the website for "360" - its buried under the FAQ...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,147
Posted By Bgill
Making sure

Are you sure that the correct tube is in front. The spacing from tube to tab is different. The forward tube has a longer spacing than does the rear. Someone posted a while back some issues and their...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,242
Posted By Bgill
Mine were OK

I bought the QB tanks for the -10 back in 2007?ish and mine turned out fine while others had issues. Fast fwd I am building a -14 now and built the tanks my self. Now semi retired, I have more time...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,431
Posted By Bgill
The same

Pretty much the same. Using safety wire, I pull from close to the axle and measure with a pull scale.
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,511
Posted By Bgill
Alternative

I didn?t go with a rotisserie, but fully agree that rolling on the side makes life a lot easier. I used some 2x6 planks that were around 3 ft long between the spars. Drilled holes so that the fuse...
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By Bgill
Special tool

I made a PVC ?tool? for my -10 and -14 that i saw (latest) on the RV14 site. It?s a few pcs of PVC with a slot cut out that forms a ?T? handle wrench. Works great.


Search for ?Rod End Bearings -...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bgill
It will be fine

In 2004 I bought an RV10 emp kit having never flown an RV prior. Still didn?t fly one till my transition training in 2008. Finally flew mine in 2009... now am building a 14A with no regrets along the...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,257
Posted By Bgill
Lots of adjusting

I recall a lot of adjusting being required to get the parts to align correctly. Some before me built a tool http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=51247 to accomplish the task .I just...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,528
Posted By Bgill
ADAHRS bracket

Hi Joe:

I have been following the discussion and have a question.. you mention that the D-sub connector hits before the ADAHRS slides all the way in.. Have you tried inserting without the connector...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Bgill
Why replacing?

Any particular reason for replacing the drains?

I had a slight leak in mine a few years back and bought a replacement. Before changing out, I changed the ?O? ring to a viton ?O? ring and has been...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,082
Posted By Bgill
That question has come up more than once. I found...

That question has come up more than once. I found another good resource.. ?HAL Pilot? (search under members names) has a drop box folder with copies of the prints with questions, annotations, and...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,004
Posted By Bgill
Catheter tip syringe

I highly recommend the 60 mm catheter tip syringe for proseal application. I bought 10 for about $11 on Amazon. Premix the proseal and fill the syringe. Better and cheeper than caulking gun.
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,600
Posted By Bgill
A.D.s & S.B.s

I have them listed on page one of my conditional inspection list. That reminds me to add any new items each year as well as check any re-occurring items. Also indicate each as N/A, completed/date,...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By Bgill
Flap gap fairing

Stewy,
With the bottom skins not on yet, there should be plenty of access. As ?bkervaski? said, a photo would help insure we are on the same page.
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,755
Posted By Bgill
Chris is correct. They are a carryover fron the...

Chris is correct. They are a carryover fron the -10 and will be used later but not for the battery. The -14 battery box is part of the fuselage kit - just received mine last week. It mounts on the...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By Bgill
Rod ends

I assume that the rod ends have already been extended to their maximum/safe length... I completed mine last month and had ample rod end length to adjust further out. Mine was perfect at the specified...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,311
Posted By Bgill
Solder sleeve

The link does not seem to show up right - look up item
11-14743
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,311
Posted By Bgill
SOLDER SLEEVE

This is what I prefer for shield termination
?https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/singleconductor11-14743.php?clickkey=14313?
They come with an integral wire or the wireless sleeve which...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By Bgill
I have the fairings on hand but not installed yet...

I have the fairings on hand but not installed yet - used the same ones on my RV10. I did have to swap the cable after install (plastic sleve on wrong end) and with the cable guides on the RV14, I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,328
Posted By Bgill
My RV-10 has a key switch but I am planning for a...

My RV-10 has a key switch but I am planning for a push button type in the -14.

Ron RV8 - can you elaborate on the “jet ski” switch? I am not familiar with that other then the “marine kill switch”..
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By Bgill
Moving on...

The good thing is there is plenty of other things to do till new parts arrive.. The leading edges and fuel tanks occupy a fair amount of time.
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By Bgill
Same here

Same exact part for me as well. I had 2 lefts - one marked as a right. I had already match drilled and cut the hole before I realized it. Vans was quick to send out replacements. I was real concerned...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,800
Posted By Bgill
Adel clamps -alternative

I don?t recall about this location specifically but I did purchase a selection of in-expensive ?Curved Hemostat Forceps? off ebay. Various tips from straight to 90 deg. tips. Some of the larger ones...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By Bgill
OB LE construction ?

I considered that approach in a few locations. The reason I did not - is the one rivet in each rib that sits somewhat under the stringer J channel. That rivet is somewhat hidden and difficult (not...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By Bgill
Shimmy

26# at the axle centerline for the breakout force.. doing my annual now - just tightened mine..
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,934
Posted By Bgill
Pics

Works for me now...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,885
Posted By Bgill
Feeler gage

I waited to see if someone else would reply as I am not to that section yet..
I would suggest a standard automotive feeler gage set from a hardware or automotive shop. I have a large one that is...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,295
Posted By Bgill
Rudder trim

Paddy - your attachment didn't show up. I'm interested is seeing all the options..
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,085
Posted By Bgill
Tail feathers build time

I took about 6 weeks - some others will be longer. I was planning on 8 weeks for the wings but after ordering, the lead time was ~12 wks. Mine are due to ship next week. Left me with 4 extra weeks to...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,236
Posted By Bgill
I?ll second the service received from ABF. I...

I?ll second the service received from ABF. I built a RV-10 several years back and now working on a -14. Every kit received has been un-damaged and they communicate very well on the transit. I do...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,959
Posted By Bgill
Fiberglass work

I'll chime in as to what works for me. Definitely other techniques to experiment with. "Aluminum" above has some excellent points on cutting and sanding. The materials and techniques are just some...
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