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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-13-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By jdog0411
I'm not sure I know what I'm looking at. Is that...

I'm not sure I know what I'm looking at. Is that a wood board it is bent up against?
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By jdog0411
Thanks John, I will take that into consideration....

Thanks John, I will take that into consideration. I am planning on installing the ribs in the first tank tomorrow, so I will need to decide quickly. I'm following your build by the way....very...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By jdog0411
Thanks for the reply, that was my thought as...

Thanks for the reply, that was my thought as well. The 14 actually doesn't have the access panel in the rib like other models, so the inboard rib has to have the holes plugged as well.

I'll go with...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By jdog0411
Filling Fuel Tank Rib Tooling Holes - Question

Hi everyone,

I'm working on my fuel tanks for my 14A and have what is probably a dumb question, but i searched and didn't come up with anything.

The fuel tank ribs have two tooling holes each, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,668
Posted By jdog0411
Count me in for two. This will be my first trip...

Count me in for two. This will be my first trip to Oshkosh, so looking forward to it!
Forum: Painting your RV 02-09-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,184
Posted By jdog0411
Looks like you tried to link to photos on your...

Looks like you tried to link to photos on your computer. Have to put them somewhere where they are accessible from the web.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-23-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By jdog0411
Looks great! I'm assuming you took all the flight...

Looks great! I'm assuming you took all the flight surfaces off and painted them separately?
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,506
Posted By jdog0411
Thank you, I appreciate it!

Thank you, I appreciate it!
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,506
Posted By jdog0411
Wing main spar nut plate question

Hi everyone,

I'm working on my left main wing spar for my 14A, and have a question. I installed the three K1000-03 fuel tank attach nut plates at the inboard base of the spar, and also installed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By jdog0411
Thank you! Yes they are roll pins. I had never...

Thank you! Yes they are roll pins. I had never seen those before. I was able to get it out but will need to order the set in order to get it back in without damaging the pin. I?ll order some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By jdog0411
How to remove back rivet set plastic sleeve?

Hi, maybe a dumb question, but I have the standard and extended length back rivet sets from Cleaveland tool, and the plastic sleeve on the standard set is split. It?s non usable because it is...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By jdog0411
Did some more investigation and it looks like...

Did some more investigation and it looks like some of the knuckles on the hinge are slightly out of alignment. Probably due to clamping during the riveting process, so I'm working on bending some of...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By jdog0411
Trim tab hinge movement question

Hi all,

I just did a test fit of my trim tab to the left elevator, and everything looks like it lines up well. I don't know how much travel there is up and down since I haven't mounted and hooked up...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,081
Posted By jdog0411
Just an update to this everyone for future...

Just an update to this everyone for future reference. Even without the crack in the skin, I would have had to replace the skin. Turns out I didn't make my bend line in line with the end of the...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,081
Posted By jdog0411
Vans suggested that I could radius out the area...

Vans suggested that I could radius out the area of the crack and it should be ok. I thought about it for a while and decided that I would just replace the skin since no work (except the bend) had...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,081
Posted By jdog0411
Elevator skin (E00901B), small crack when bending trim tab closing tab down.

Hey everyone,

I bent the closeout tab down on the E00901B elevator skin, and it bent down fine and I was able to get it to bend 90 degrees, but it didn't bend right on the relief cutout in the...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,787
Posted By jdog0411
I went ahead and drilled out the rivets and...

I went ahead and drilled out the rivets and re-installed the reinforcement plates with the rivets reversed. This tightened up the fit quite a bit.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,787
Posted By jdog0411
Well, heard back from Van's and the answer was...

Well, heard back from Van's and the answer was short and sweet:

"Doesn?t matter ? it will work OK as it is."

Guess that means I'll leave everything alone as is and build on. The small gap in...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,787
Posted By jdog0411
Thanks for the replies...I'll post this over in...

Thanks for the replies...I'll post this over in the 14 section as well. I'll post back on what Van's says.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,787
Posted By jdog0411
Possible mistake on RV-14A Rudder Spar Reinforcement Plates

Wanted to get the forum's opinion on the following...I've sent this to Vans technical support for their opinion as well, but in the meantime thought I would ask here also.

I recently completed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By jdog0411
Thanks Ken, I actually have all of those tools,...

Thanks Ken,

I actually have all of those tools, although I didn't actually know what the safety pin squeezer set was used for. That looks like it may work, but I believe that tool is just for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By jdog0411
Practice Kit (and general) Trailing Edge Riveting Question

Hey all,

I'm in the process of completing the practice kit (control surface), and like many others before me I have a couple of questions about riveting the trailing edge. I'm building an RV-14A, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By jdog0411
great, thanks! So after cutting then you just...

great, thanks!

So after cutting then you just round any sharp corners and deburr all edges, correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By jdog0411
Another "cutting stiffeners" question

This should be a simple question, although I didn't see an answer when I searched.

I'm trimming the stiffeners in the practice kit, and know that Van's provides notches where the beginning and end...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By jdog0411
Hey there, looks like no one has answered your...

Hey there, looks like no one has answered your question yet so I'll chip in. Figures 1-3 on the practice control surface kit are the pieces needed to practice dimpling, countersinking, deburring and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By jdog0411
Now it Begins

Look what the FedEx guy delivered to me today. Empennage kit for the RV-14A. Now comes the inventory. So excited!

https://photos.smugmug.com/Vans-Airforce-Forum/i-ct6bP9h/0/cd6afa7e/L/IMG_5425-L.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,339
Posted By jdog0411
Thank you sir! I believe that does match whats in...

Thank you sir! I believe that does match whats in the kits I got. That helps a lot.
Forum: Tools 10-04-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By jdog0411
This sounds like a great idea, I?d love to see...

This sounds like a great idea, I?d love to see pics when you get the chance.
Forum: Tools 10-03-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By jdog0411
Thanks for the suggestions! I like the idea of...

Thanks for the suggestions! I like the idea of clamping it down when in use, that will make it easy to get it out of the way when I'm not using it. I may eventually build a stand alone bench/platform...
Forum: Tools 10-03-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By jdog0411
Question about ideal location of DRDT-2?

Hey all,

I'm getting my shop (garage) setup in preparation of the arrival of my RV-14A empennage kit, and have a question. I've got a 10 foot long work bench that I will be using for the majority of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,339
Posted By jdog0411
By micrometer, do you mean digital caliper? Just...

By micrometer, do you mean digital caliper? Just checking to make sure there isn't a better tool for doing this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,339
Posted By jdog0411
Ok, guess I'll have to do this the hard way,...

Ok, guess I'll have to do this the hard way, although I suppose that is good practice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,339
Posted By jdog0411
Unfortunately, they neglected that part on these....

Unfortunately, they neglected that part on these. Just says the bag number, a barcode, and a date. Thanks Vans.

I'm almost wondering if these were originally intended for a Vans workshop or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,339
Posted By jdog0411
Probably dumb question about the Van's practice kit rivets

Hi everyone,

Just got my Van's practice control surface kit (ordered 2 of them actually), and have a dumb question. The rivets that came with the kit are in 5 little baggies, and they are labeled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By jdog0411
Yes, I keep the heat on pretty much all winter....

Yes, I keep the heat on pretty much all winter. The wife likes to get into a warm car in the garage when it's freezing outside. I've probably only used the A/C a couple of times. Not really needed....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By jdog0411
Jereme, I've been following your build thread for...

Jereme, I've been following your build thread for weeks, you've been an inspiration to me to get started! Awesome work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By jdog0411
Unfortunately the BMW is a second "fun" car, and...

Unfortunately the BMW is a second "fun" car, and it will be eventually going in favor of the RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By jdog0411
Thanks guys, would love to join the group!...

Thanks guys, would love to join the group! Sending the email now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By jdog0411
Thank you sir! I'm really looking forward to...

Thank you sir! I'm really looking forward to getting started.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By jdog0411
Thanks Alex, I will definitely consider those...

Thanks Alex, I will definitely consider those classes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By jdog0411
Here are a few pics of the garage I'll be working...

Here are a few pics of the garage I'll be working in. I'll mostly be using the 3rd car bay in the beginning, until the project gets too big to fit there. Then I can expand as necessary.

The garage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By jdog0411
Introduction: New RV-14 Builder

Hello everyone,

Wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jeremy, and I am a relatively new forum member, but have been dreaming of building an RV since the mid 90's. I am a private pilot, and got my...
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