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Old 06-21-2015, 11:23 AM
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Very professional!
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:47 PM
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Thank you everyone for the positive comments.

Painting is a lot of work, sanding and polishing is even more work. If you screw it up you get to do it over.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:42 PM
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Default Almost Done with Empenage

Permanently attached all of the tail section.



Spent about 6 hours grinding and filing to get the elevator travel as directed in section 36. I wasn't working very fast, kinda hot here.
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:11 AM
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Fantastic. We hope to catch up to you in a month or so. Has anyone considered wrapping instead of paint? I am seriously considering it but would like a lot of input.
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:36 AM
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Default Wrapping a plane

I quizzed the Vans people about that last year at OSH. They had done the wrap to one or two of their planes. It didn't hold up too good. After a couple years it was showing age and peeling.
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:14 PM
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Default Almost Done Installing Flap Position Indicator

My airplane is going to have dual Dynon displays and the VP-X electronic circuit breakers. To benefit from all the fancy features in the VP-X I have installed a flap position indicator.


Fastened the sensor to piece of angle.


Fastened angle to rib


The bolt travels just about 1" so I drilled a hole to fasten the rod.


I made the rod a little long so I could have easier access to the sensor.



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Old 12-25-2015, 08:45 PM
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Cowl is all fitted. I will start on the gear leg close out fairings tomorrow.



Another week and it will be time to start painting again.
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:01 PM
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Kudos to Vans. The canopy is quite a piece of engineering. Follow the directions and it slides right into the hinges with no fussing around. The gas struts are a perfect balance. the canopy release works very well, nice and smooth.

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Old 12-25-2015, 10:28 PM
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My airplane is going to have dual Dynon displays and the VP-X electronic circuit breakers. To benefit from all the fancy features in the VP-X I have installed a flap position indicator.

Van's has developed a kit for installing the Ray Allen position sensor on the RV-14 flap system. It will be available as soon as a couple of last parts arrive into inventory.
It is of value even if there is not a VP-X because most of the popular EFIS systems are able to display flap position using this type of sensor.

How did you cowl install go?
One experienced builder expressed displeasure with the design on his build site.... just wondering how others feel about it (and glad to hear you like teh canopy design... a lot of effort went into making it both a better design and easier to assemble than the older kits)
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:33 AM
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Scott, my engine cowl install is complete and ready for painting next week. I had no issues with install at all.
The only minor issue I had with the canopy was that the left front corner for about four inches up and six inches back , protruded out a tiny bit. Other than that it fit well.
For those of us nearing completion of the kits received and your announcement that you will not be doing the avionics package , it would be very helpful to know a more detailed description of what will be available in future kits? Like the flap position sensor, I now know that I do not need to design a system. Van's is much better at designing than I am and I assume KHeidon would have rather purchased your kit than design and wire his own had he known Van's would be offering one.
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